After it emerged that ministers preferred not to change the law and to put pressure on the media instead, acting Labour leader Harriet Harman attacked its whole approach to the issue.
“It is really lamentable that they could think of something as important as prosecuting rape, that they should just do a proposal on the back of an envelope,” she told the BBC.
“It is a very serious offence and they should not just dream up a proposal and bring it forward without thinking about it. Rape is too serious for that.”
Yes, read that again, she really is saying that rape is too serious for defendents to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.