Hurrah for Judges - Protecting us from patronising interference with the right of autonomous adults to make personal decisions for themselves"
A drunken woman can still consent to sex, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday....
Otherwise, "provisions intended to protect women from sexual assaults might very well be conflated into a system which would provide patronising interference with the right of autonomous adults to make personal decisions for themselves".
Benjamin Bree, a university-educated computer software engineer from Southampton "of excellent previous character", was told after an appeal hearing earlier this month that his rape conviction would be quashed. He had served nearly five months of a five-year sentence.
For one young man a nightmare is largely relieved, for the rest of us a glimmer of hope.