Rape anonymity for the accused: well-intentioned but wrong

by Stephen Tall on May 5, 2013

Rape anonymity — the right of the accused in rape cases to have their identity kept secret — is in the news again today, after Conservative MP and deputy speaker Nigel Evans was named publicly following his arrest on suspicion of rape and sexual assault. The Coalition Agreement said the Government would ‘extend anonymity in […]

Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “We are back in the saddle.”

by Stephen Tall on May 5, 2013

Nick Clegg’s message this week is pretty chipper, name-checking some of the 350 Lib Dems (re-)elected to serve their communities this week, many of them in battleground areas. “A year or two ago even if we worked hard we didn’t win: now our message is getting a hearing again. We are back in the saddle.” […]