Our thanks to Douglas for this:
The Voyeurism (Offences) (No. 2) Bill had its Second Reading yesterday. Personally I wasn’t aware of this one, so thought you might not be. https://www.theyworkforyou.com/lords/?id=2018-10-23a.784.0#g784.2
“The Bill will insert two new offences into the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to make the practice of upskirting a specific criminal offence.”
I notice that Women’s Aid have been hard at lobbying this one again. Of course, as a charity supported by the taxpayer, they aren’t supposed to get involved in lobbying but no doubt they use one of their hundreds of companies and charities to work around the law. Anyway, Baroness Gale was sticking her feminist oar in, and she is a part (owner?) of Women’s Aid.
There’s an interesting like from Baroness Barker (lesbian, feminist and a right f***-up)
“There is a group of Conservative MPs, mostly white men, who take pride…”
Yet another feminist attack right in the House.
Thankfully, there was at least some sense talked. Lord Keen, for instance, was hot on the subject of mens rea (criminal intent), which legal principle the feminists want to disband altogether.
” I come back to one point: the mental element in a criminal offence. Being a Scots lawyer, I am rather hot on the topic of mens rea, if I might term it as such. It certainly seems to me unusual—indeed, wholly exceptional—to bring forward a new criminal offence without allowing for the mental element that we regard as mens rea.”
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