Matthew Oulton

The ‘rough sex’ defence: murder or rough sex gone wrong?

The Government’s long-awaited ‘Domestic Abuse Bill,’ had added to it an amendment proposed by Labour MP Jess Philips to close the ‘rough sex defence loophole.’ The bill, which still has to pass through the House of Lords, explicitly prevents those prosecuted with bodily harm claiming that it was carried out...
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Posted Aug. 18, 2020

Anti-obesity measures: should we commend or condemn?

Two of our writers comment on the implications of the government’s new plans to tackle obesity. ‘A good start’ Following his first-hand experience of coronavirus, Boris Johnson has turned his attention to another crisis: obesity. With the threat of a second wave still looming, the general poor fitness of the...
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Posted Aug. 5, 2020