Rape accused would have to prove consent under Labour plan
Labours Justice spokesman Andrew Little thinks the 1% conviction rate of sex cases shows the system is broken. Rather than a trial Mr Little wants;
1. No defence council to question the victim. A judge would do it.
2. Wants the defendant to be questioned by judge instead of a trial.
The Law Society has argued strongly against inquisitorial systems in the past for obvious reasons.
You know Mr Little when you call a complainant a victim even before a trial you are already convinced the defendant is guilty.
There are already some innocent men in jail right now that have been convicted of rape. How could you possible even think of trying to make it possible for more men that may be innocent to be locked up.
Mr Little said he acknowledged the change would be a “huge leap”. I say it’s a huge leap alright, off the deep end!