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Old May 18th 2017, 12:50 am   #31
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Lavinia Woodward, (Christ Church College, Oxford) punched and stabbed her boyfriend a Cambridge University student.
I am saddened to read that the relationship between two such august institutes has reached such a low point.
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Lavinia Woodward, (Christ Church College, Oxford) punched and stabbed her boyfriend a Cambridge University student.
I am saddened to read that the relationship between two such august institutes has reached such a low point.
Bamber Gascoigne can't be happy.
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Bamber Gascoigne can't be happy.
As a Cambridge man I am devastated.
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And vice versa.
Duh, well of course.
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...No doubt the Guardian will get around to some 'opinion' pieces about it.

Had it been a talented man assaulting his partner we'd have seen a few articles by now about how men are allowed to get away with this, how the judiciary is forgiving of violent men etc.

I suspect if they do run one it will be along the lines of how this is different.
Well, they did one. Simon Jenkins, though, rather than one of the women writers. It does indeed say that this is different, but not in the 'different' way I cynically expected.

Essentially it wonders why such consideration is not extended to ordinary people instead of just those with 'connections'.

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The scandal is not that the Oxford student could be spared prison for stabbing her boyfriend. It is that so many others are denied the same understanding
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Well, they did one. Simon Jenkins, though, rather than one of the women writers. It does indeed say that this is different, but not in the 'different' way I cynically expected.

Essentially it wonders why such consideration is not extended to ordinary people instead of just those with 'connections'.
Good article. Simon Jenkins does have an eminently sensible take on things.
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An update.

Well two actually.

She was, indeed, given the non-custodial sentence...in September.
https://www.theguardian.com/law/2017...bing-boyfriend
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Woodward, an aspiring heart surgeon studying at Christ Church, Oxford, had previously admitted unlawfully wounding the Cambridge University student, who she met on Tinder.
But now she's appealing against the sentence.
Oxford student appeals against suspended sentence for stabbing boyfriend
Maybe just award her damages and an OBE.
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An update.

Well two actually.

She was, indeed, given the non-custodial sentence...in September.
https://www.theguardian.com/law/2017...bing-boyfriend

But now she's appealing against the sentence.
Oxford student appeals against suspended sentence for stabbing boyfriend
Maybe just award her damages and an OBE.
This reminds me of another bloody sob story:
Teller involved in bank robbery at risk of deportation and should get lesser sentence, says lawyer - Calgary - CBC News
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An update.

Well two actually.

She was, indeed, given the non-custodial sentence...in September.
https://www.theguardian.com/law/2017...bing-boyfriend

But now she's appealing against the sentence.
Oxford student appeals against suspended sentence for stabbing boyfriend
Maybe just award her damages and an OBE.
Risky, she might get longer.
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