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Petition Calling for Ken Clarke to be Dismissed as Justice Secretary of the UK Government
Petition Background (Preamble):
During the live BBC Broadcast on Radio 5 (Wednesday 18th May), Mr Clarke gave in an interview about proposals under consultation to halve jail terms for people who plead guilty early, including rapists.
He showed complete ignorance of the legal definition of 'rape', which is completely unacceptable in a Government Minister in charge of legislation and directing sentencing policies.
Asked if he had been ordered to apologise following the row, Mr Clarke said he had not - and he had not apologised: "I apologise if an impression has been given which is not my view and which I don't think I stated."
The Petition Calling for Ken Clarke to be Dismissed as Justice Secretary of the UK Government petition to Everyone was written by Dr Lofthouse and is in the category Law & Order at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: kenneth clarke, ken clarke, justice minister, rape, date rape, no means no, woman against rape, police federation, sexual assault, slut walk, womens rights, human rights, fair trial, government.