I don’t think I really need to dissect this:
… but I’m going to leave it here so I can refer back to it in the future when we find – to our surprise, shock and horror – that it has… well, I was going to say unintended consequences, but for the promoters of this initiative, I’m sure the consequences are entirely intended.
I’m sure there will be a few in Parliament who will valiantly seek to defang this ghastly piece of legislation, but there will be a silent many who have their misgivings yet choose to remain silent because anyone who speaks out against the inevitable injustice that this presages will be hanged, drawn and quartered in the court of the Twittermob.
So, I’ll come back when it has been shown that this leads to men being unjustly punished due to miscarriages of justice, and women behaving more overtly vindictively than before because they’re being enabled and encouraged to do so by the law of the land.
I’ll remind you of Blackstone’s formulation, which seems to have become a deeply unfashionable nostrum in our dark times.
It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.
To be reminded today of ‘Lady Justice’ sticks in the throat like a strap-on cactus.
In an age when the police and the prosecution services are truly under the control of the matriarchy, it is inevitable that men will receive unjust treatment, and the women responsible will go unpunished even when their perfidy is revealed.
UPDATE: I’ll lean on commentary that I agree with from Chateau Heartiste