Saturday, 26 March 2016

Seek Consent, Katie

Assuming that Adam Johnson is released after three years, then the terms of his licence ought to include having to live with his great defender, Katie Hopkins.

Only a footballer would now be prosecuted for the "digital penetration" of a 15-year-old girl, just as only a Catholic priest would now be prosecuted for anything up to and including the full buggery of a 15-year-old boy.

A woman who bore a 15-year-old boy's very child would be unlikely to be arrested.

There is probably no reference in any guidelines to the "digital penetration" of a 15-year-old girl by a woman, the attitude to lesbian child abuse being, I expect, the attitude of Queen Victoria to lesbianism in general.

The solution to this is not to lower the age of consent to 14, as Hopkins at least implicitly advocates. It is to prosecute more.

Hopkins did stand as an Independent in the South West at the 2009 European Elections.

Alas, there is not the time for her to become a registered elector in County Durham or Darlington, in order to seek election as the Durham Police and Crime Commissioner.

But I challenge her to contest every by-election in this Parliament, and then also the 2020 General Election.

I challenge her to do so as a campaigner to lower the age of consent to 14, and to annul all convictions that would have been impossible if that change to the law had been in place.

What is she afraid of?

Moreover, those who might take the same view while purporting to be left-wing deserve to be confronted with the reality of their champion, and thus of themselves.


  1. Katie Hopkins is struggling with the reality of modern sexual experienced teenagers. However rape is rape. But I would like to see the Police beginning to charge some of the women with Incite to cause a crime. There should be a price for the way some youngsters present themselves, talk and partially dress. This is NOT a defence to rape but there needs to a recognition that the victim MAY play a role in inciting the offence - and we need to be grown up enough to react to this judicially.

    1. Teenagers are no more sexually experienced than they have always been: about a third of 14 and 15-year-olds. The rest of your comment makes no sense at all.