Tuesday, May 21, 2024
HomeNewsToday’s talking point

Today’s talking point


A FORMER Director of Public Prosecutions has warned that Britain could ‘live to regret’ a rush to criminalise boys after an explosion of school sex abuse claims. Former law chief Lord Macdonald issues warning over surge in school sex abuse claims | Daily Mail Online

Lord Macdonald spoke after the national police spokesman on child protection, Simon Bailey, predicted that ‘rape culture’ claims would engulf the entire education sector.

So far, more than 100 schools have been named in more than 8,000 anonymous testimonies on the Everyone’s Invited website.

Is Lord Macdonald right to suggest that there is a danger of a bandwagon effect and to warn against social media campaigns ‘that may draw in all sorts of behaviour that is obnoxious and unpleasant but not criminal’?

Feel free to discuss this or anything else on your mind.

If you appreciated this article, perhaps you might consider making a donation to The Conservative Woman. Unlike most other websites, we receive no independent funding. Our editors are unpaid and work entirely voluntarily as do the majority of our contributors but there are inevitable costs associated with running a website. We depend on our readers to help us, either with regular or one-off payments. You can donate here. Thank you.
If you have not already signed up to a daily email alert of new articles please do so. It is here and free! Thank you.

Edited by Kathy Gyngell

Sign up for TCW Daily

Each morning we send The ConWom Daily with links to our latest news. This is a free service and we will never share your details.