Is Cameron backtracking on anonymity?
Posted on June 2, 2010
I’ve just watched Cameron’s first Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, where he said, when challenged by Harriet Harman over the proposals to grant anonymity to those accused of rape, that he “believed there was a case for it between arrest and charge.”
While I still don’t agree with the ConDem’s proposal, Cameron’s response appears to be a step back from the original “We will extend anonymity in rape cases to defendants” statement that was made a couple of weeks ago.
I don’t know if this means that Cameron is now backtracking, but it certainly sounds like it.
Perhaps the outcry these plans have provoked is actually having some effect. If so, keep up the good work everyone.
To sign the petition click here
To see Fiona Mactaggart’s Early Day Motion (and get your MP to sign it) click here
And to read Vera Baird’s excellent Progress piece on why anonymity for rape defendants is an appalling idea, click here