Saturday, May 28, 2011
Poor, honest, Ken
At no point has Ken Clarke suggested, implied or hinted that any category of rape is acceptable or to be regarded as nothing more than a minor hiccup on life’s journey.
He did have the honesty to suggest that some rapes are worse than others. Anyone who doesn't agree with that is a moron.
Ken's political enemies, and rape campaigners, instantly fell upon him and claimed that this statement that rape comprises a spectrum of harm or seriousness is an assertion that some rapes are insignificant.
Led by an unholy alliance of the Daily Mail, Labours front-bench and rape campaigners, the hounds are loose on Ken's tail. The question is, does Cameron have the stones to stick with an honest politician? Or does the petty, pathetic mob win again?