Evil liberal bitch. Barbara Hewson. Legalise paedophilia.

Legal chambers’ ‘shock’ after human rights lawyer calls for age of consent to be lowered to 13 and an end to the ‘persecution of old men’ in wake of the Savile scandal

  • Barbara Hewson is a barrister at Hardwicke chambers in London
  • She described Operation Yewtree arrests as a ‘grotesque spectacle’
  • Claimed disgraced Stuart Hall’s crimes were ‘low level misdemeanors’
  • NSPCC said her ‘outdated and simply ill-informed’ views ‘beggars belief’

By Daniel Miller

Top barrister Barbara Hewson has claimed the age of consent should be lowered to 13 to protect older men in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex scandal 
You evil cunt. Ed. (I’m sure that there is a lampost with your name on it, like Harman and Hewitt)

Barrister Barbara Hewson has claimed the age of consent should be lowered to 13 to protect older men in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex scandal

A legal chambers said it is ‘shocked’ after one of their barristers argued the age of consent should be lowered to 13 in a bid to end the ‘persecution of old men’ in the wake of the Savile sex abuse scandal.
Lawyer Barbara Hewson described the arrests of celebrities such as Rolf Harris, Dave Lee Travis, Jim Davidson and PR guru Max Clifford under Operation Yewtree as a ‘grotesque spectacle’ adding it had ‘nothing to do with justice or the public interest’.
Ms Hewson, a barrister at Hardwicke chambers in London, described the crimes committed by disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall as ‘low level misdemeanours’ which would not normally be prosecuted.
In an article for online magazine Spiked, Ms Hewson, who specialises in reproductive rights, also calls for the end of anonymity for complainants.
In a statement, her chambers said: ‘We are shocked by the views expressed in Barbara Hewson’s article in Spiked.

‘We did not see or approve the article pre-publication and we completely dissociate ourselves from its content and any related views she may have expressed via social media or any other media outlets.’
Children’s charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said to hear such ‘outdated and simply ill-informed’ views from a highly-experienced barrister ‘beggars belief’.
Her comments come as Scotland Yard runs Operation Yewtree, an investigation split into three inquiries into allegations involving deceased presenter Jimmy Savile, involving Savile and others and those involving just others.
A number of high-profile figures have been arrested under Yewtree such as entertainer Rolf Harris, former pop star Gary Glitter, DJ Dave Lee Travis, comedian Jim Davidson and PR guru Max Clifford. All deny any wrongdoing.
Ms Hewson argues that ‘the post-Savile witch-hunting of ageing celebs echoes the Soviet Union’ and says that it is not difficult to see why some elderly defendants ‘conclude that resistance is useless’.

She adds: ‘But the low-level misdemeanours with which Stuart Hall was charged are nothing like serious crime.’
Ms Hewson continues: ‘Ordinarily, Hall’s misdemeanours would not be prosecuted, and certainly not decades after the event.
‘What we have here is the manipulation of the British criminal-justice system to produce scapegoats on demand. It is a grotesque spectacle.’

Rolf Harris is among the celebrities to be arrested under Operation Yewtree in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex inquiry
PR guru Max Clifford is among the celebrities to be arrested under Operation Yewtree in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex inquiry

Comedian Jim Davidson is among the celebrities to be arrested under Operation Yewtree in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex inquiry
DJ Dave Lee Travis is among the celebrities to be arrested under Operation Yewtree
‘A grotesque spectacle’: Lawyer Barbara Hewson criticised the arrests of celebrities including (clockwise from top left)  Rolf Harris, Max Clifford Dave Lee Travis and Jim Davidson, in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex inquiry

She continues: ‘It’s time to end this prurient charade, which has nothing to do with justice or the public interest.’
The barrister adds: ‘Instead, we should focus on arming today’s youngsters with the savoir-faire and social skills to avoid drifting into compromising situations, and prosecute modern crime.

‘As for law reform, now regrettably necessary, my recommendations are remove complainant anonymity, introduce a strict statute of limitations for criminal prosecutions and civil actions and reduce the age of consent to 13.’
Ms Hewson argues that ‘touching a 17-year-old’s breast, kissing a 13-year-old, or putting one’s hand up a 16-year-old’s skirt’ are not comparable to cases such as the Ealing Vicarage rape or Fordingbridge gang rape and murders from 1986.
She adds: “Anyone suggesting otherwise has lost touch with reality.’
And Ms Hewson labels charities like the NSPCC and the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (Napac) as ‘moral crusaders’ who have infiltrated Yewtree.
Peter Watt, director of the NSPCC helpline, said: “These outdated and simply ill-informed views would be shocking to hear from anyone but to hear them from a highly experienced barrister simply beggars belief.

A leading female lawyer claims the age of consent should be lowered to 13 in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex inquiry

Crimes: Scotland Yard’s Operation Yewtree, is split into three inquiries into allegations involving deceased presenter Jimmy Savile, involving Savile and others and those involving just others

‘Stuart Hall has pleaded guilty to abusing children as young as nine years old, we think most people would agree that crimes of this nature are incredibly serious. Thankfully the law, and most people, are very clear on this matter.
‘To minimise and trivialise the impact of these offences for victims in this way is all but denying that they have in fact suffered abuse at all. Any suggestion of lowering the age of consent could put more young people at risk from those who prey on vulnerable young people.
‘And we must strongly defend the right for victims to remain anonymous and to ask for justice no matter when they choose to come forward.
‘Many who are abused are bullied, blackmailed and shamed into staying silent, often well into adulthood. We must always be prepared to act no matter how long ago the abuse occurred.
‘The actions of those who speak out also protect others from abuse and give confidence to other victims to come forward.’
Ms Hewson is regularly ranked as a Leading Junior by The Legal 500 in the fields of public and administrative law, human rights and civil liberties, and professional discipline and regulatory law, according to her chambers’ website.
She has won cases in the European Court of Human Rights, the Supreme Court and High Court of the Republic of Ireland.

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19 thoughts on “Evil liberal bitch. Barbara Hewson. Legalise paedophilia.

  1. Anonymous

    Given her credentials, I find her comments absolutely stunning.As for saying that you can't really compare a bit of groping with gang rape and murder, well thanks for pointing out the bleeding obvious missus!

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  2. Anonymous

    I dare say this was a hard sell in print but the age of consent and the crimes are mutually exclusive. It is not the case that she is suggesting that lowering the age of consent to 13 makes it legal to grope a 15 year old girl: it is still sexual assault. The fact is, whether it offends your moral sensibilities or not, that there are plenty of sexually active girls who are 13 or 14 years old who have had several partners. They are perfectly capable of giving consent. The issue is that the law will not accept that they are able to. This leads to obvious injustices.A 23 year old man meets a 13 year old girl who looks 18 and says she is 18. They have sex, both consenting. The girl has had several sexual partners, but this time Dad finds out, or the girl gets into some sort of other difficulty at home and one way or another a complaint is made. The man's life is ruined at 23 because the law says he cannot claim she consented. It is an obvious injustice.Lowering the age still protects the girl: she can still say she did not consent; but it gives the man a legal argument he is currently denied.

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  3. Anonymous

    World Jewish Congress approves resolution calling for criminalizing Holocaust denialhttp://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/world-jewish-congress-approves-resolution-calling-for-criminalizing-holocaust-denial/

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  4. BlueEyesWhiteCelt

    This is a deeply flawed woman. No sensible person would advocate the lowering the age of consent. The dangers are all too obvious. Her dismissive view of young teens however is similar to that of many on the political liberal left. Take the recent case of a leading middle aged member of the Socialist Workers Party “Comrade Delta” who was protected by a secretive party committee which included a number of older women, of the rape of a young female activist. Cambridge University educated Hewson specialises in Human Rights and Civil Liberties. We should ask her, whose human rights whose civil liberties, sexual predators? Paedophiles? dirty old men? Other questions, is this Barrister fit to practice law? Will Hardwicke dismiss her? Can she be struck off the legal register? http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/mar/09/socialist-workers-party-rape-kangaroo-court

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  5. Anonymous

    Another paedophile apologist – there's been quite a few of them crawling out of the woodwork over the past few months. Wonder if it's got anything to do with the various police investigations into the abuse of vulnerable children in care homes: North Wales, Richmond council/Elm Guest House and others around the country?

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  6. BlueEyesWhiteCelt

    @anonymous 15:53But surely its all about trying to hold the line and not sink further into sexual degeneracy. Adult males who take advantage of young females are morally bankrupt. Paedophiles, gropers, abusers and rapists have to be punished. Hewson is advocating the sexual abuse of 13 year old girls. She is condoning the abusers behaviour. This Barrister is seriously morally and socially deficient and needs to be kicked out of the legal profession.

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  7. Anonymous

    If we had the same morals of many years ago this liberal scum would be looking over her shoulder.The very least she would have got was a beating,certainly she wouldn't have dared walked in working class areas.These liberals have no moral compass.By the way GW why have you allowed the pervert at 15.53 to comment on here,he/she is obviously not a nationalist.whiteboar

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  8. Anonymous

    I dare say this was a hard sell in print but the age of consent and the crimes are mutually exclusive. It is not the case that she is suggesting that lowering the age of consent to 13 makes it legal to grope a 15 year old girl: it is still sexual assault. The fact is, whether it offends your moral sensibilities or not, that there are plenty of sexually active girls who are 13 or 14 years old who have had several partners. They are perfectly capable of giving consent. The issue is that the law will not accept that they are able to. This leads to obvious injustices.A 23 year old man meets a 13 year old girl who looks 18 and says she is 18. They have sex, both consenting. The girl has had several sexual partners, but this time Dad finds out, or the girl gets into some sort of other difficulty at home and one way or another a complaint is made. The man's life is ruined at 23 because the law says he cannot claim she consented. It is an obvious injustice.Lowering the age still protects the girl: she can still say she did not consent; but it gives the man a legal argument he is currently denied. __________________________________I absolutely agree with this comment and frankly with most of what Ms Hewson says. I think most of those slagging her off for her views clearly do not know anyone who has had to live with the consequences of false allegations of rape/sexual assault or as the post above describes those who have had consensual sexual activity with someone under the legal age of consent where it has led to a prosecution because the law doesn't recognise that the individual is capable of giving consent. I know many individuals who are very quick to start shouting "paedo" or "rapist" from the rooftops at the suggestion of any alleged wrongdoing even though these individuals – like many – were sexually active from as young as 12. It's amazing how selective some people are when it comes to slagging off others for behaving mush how they did at that age.

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  9. Anonymous

    Yes, Stuart Hall was in the Labour Party and the 'accomplice' the ex MP who is now a Peer is LORD PENDRY who is still in the Labour party. It's early days but LORD PENDRY will be investigated by the Police. Maybe he's another New Labour Nonce.

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  10. BlueEyesWhiteCelt

    @anonymous 10:18“Consensual sexual activity with someone under the legal age of consent”. No! it is an adult male taking advantage of a child for his own gratification. You just don’t get it do you. Why are you defending the indefensible. Are you a paedo? Young girls are immature and vulnerable and need the protection of society and the legal system. Without this many more would be victims of older males for sexual abuse. Here is a report of how 13-16 year old girls were targeted and groomed. Sentenced today seven men involved in the sexual exploitation and child prostitution of schoolgirls. http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/crime/2013/05/10/horror-of-telford-girls-sex-abuse-ordeal/

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  11. Anonymous

    Anyone who has sex with someone under the age of 16 is a rapist. No ifs no buts.It is up to an adult to control their urges, the fact that adults these days are nannied, molly-coddled, infantile and absolve themselves of all responsibility for their own actions is a reflection on their stupidity and culpability, nothing more nothing less.They are trying marxist sophistry on the word 'rape' now and to alter its meaning to 'serious sexual assault' nothingness. It is no coincidence that from Galloway and his 'poor sexual etiquette' to SWP rapists to household names child abusers, to pillars of the Establishment, and all having their degenerative activities covered up and protected by the Masonic police and judges.The Establishment and their pressure=valves are founded on child rape and buggery.There is only one solution and that is to place the onus on adults to realise that they are responsible for their own actions and that transgressing moral law/natural law will see them hanged.Twitter: Alfie@Freddie1927

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  12. Anonymous

    So if two 15 years olds for the sake of arguing have consensual sex with each other who is the rapist? Are you aware that both could be prosecuted with a number of offences stemming from the sexual offences act though in practise it is usually the young lad who is more likely to be prosecuted for rape or consensual sexual activity with a child than the girl. If a 16 year old boy has sex with his 15 year old girlfriend should he be imprisoned for rape/sexual assault? What if it is the other way around? I know a young man who at 14 had first time sex with his then 16 year old girlfriend and ended up serving 5 years in a YOI because her father couldn't accept that she was sexually active and accused him of raping her. The fact that he admitted having sex with her was enough for him to be found guilty because his girlfriend was too scared tell her father the truth. It's appalling. I also know a young man who at 19 years old was put through the ringer because his sister's 15 year old friend wanted a relationship with him and he said no. She tried it on with him when they were both drunk (there were several witnesses) and he tried to let her down gently and in doing so he was arrested the following day and later charged with three counts of rape and one of CONSENSUAL sexual activity with a child (you couldn’t make it up). There was not a single shred of evidence to back up the allegations and he was effectively prosecuted based on her word alone – I strongly believe this was because she was 15 years old when she made the allegations. This young man who had never been in trouble with the police, had a good job and was of excellent character was found not guilty at trial but had his name dragged through the mud – which as you know STICKS!! It later transpired that his accuser had given evidence in another trial not two months after his arrest because she had accused another man of assaulting her – this man was also found not guilty. Interestingly, though this girl had been openly bragging about how much money she was going to get when he was found guilty which makes me wonder why a 15 year old girl would be saying something like that. Do you know anyone who is living with the consequences of a false allegation of rape/sexual assault? My guess is NO!!! Another example I have is an 18 year old lad who went to prison for two years after being found guilty of grooming an underage girl for sex via the internet. The circumstances were that the young man became friendly with a friend of a friend after chatting to her on facebook. They began to meet up regularly and she told him she was 16. It was only later when she found out she was pregnant and had to tell her mother that the young man discovered she was 15 when they first met but he was nonetheless arrested because the girl’s mother accused him of rape amongst other things. His girlfriend stood up for him and had his baby but he still got the two year sentence for grooming her because they got to know each other via facebook initially. This couple moved in together after he was released from prison and he works very hard to support his family!! Do you think this is right? PART 1 OF 2

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  13. Anonymous

    PART 2 OF 2 – Calling someone a "paedo" or a “paedo apologist” or other abusive names simply because they hold different views to you is offensive and frankly pathetic. I have children and at 17 I witnessed my sister be subjected to a horrific sexual assault at the hands of 4 men when she was 16 – I saw what my sister went through and was at witness at the trial of one of her attackers and even she agrees with a lot of what Ms Hewson has said. The problem is the law says one thing but in reality – like it or not – a lot of teenagers these days know they shouldn't do this or that before 16 but do it anyway. From my early teens I knew girls who specifically targeted older guys as boyfriends because they had cars/jobs and thought this would be a fast track to a good life. These girls knew what they were doing. They knew they weren't old enough to be having sex but weren’t concerned by the fact that their boyfriend was a few years older or even 10 years older in one instance and they could get into a lot of trouble. My oldest daughter (now 17) had two close friends in high school who were pregnant at 14 and 15 respectively both by older lads – the 15 year old had the pregnancy terminated with the support of her parents and within a few weeks had a new boyfriend but the 14 year old had her child with her parents actually celebrating the fact she they were going to be grandparents (I think I was more appalled by this than the fact the girl was having underage sex). Is it right to label these lads as rapists because these girls are putting themselves out there? What also really bothers me is that people often screaming from the rooftops labelling people paedos/perverts/rapists etc are the ones who were sexually active before the age of 16. For example the father of the girl whose 14 years old boyfriend went to YOI for rape was 18 when his daughter was born – her mother was pregnant at 15!! And the mother of the girl who accused the 19 year old of rape can be seen frequently posting all kinds of rubbish on social networking sites slagging this young man off and labelling every tom, dick or harry a paedo/ pervert/animal for any kind of sexual contact with a teenaged girl yet she was sexually active with the father of her children at 14 years old – the father being 17 at the time. So does she consider the father of her children to be a paedo/ rapist/animal etc..??? These are the kinds of situations which really wind me up – the do as I say, not as I do brigade shouting from atop their moral high horse. I have seen first-hand on a number of occasions the fallout of a false allegation of rape/sexual assault and it doesn't just affect those accused, their families become targets and they have to live with verbal and oftentimes, physical abuse, intimidation, harassment etc.. Is this right when some in society are not given social/moral guidance by the very people who are responsible for their upbringing/well-being? Where is the responsibility of the parents/guardians who should be protecting and guiding the young girls who search for attention, love, material things etc by giving themselves up so easily? When I read about the gangs in Derby and up north who have targeted vulnerable young girls, got them drunk/high and passed them around to all and sundry for sex it makes me absolutely sick to my stomach – where are the adults who should have been protecting these girls? When will they be held accountable? I could go on. I firmly believe that so much more could be done to protect men, women and children both as a preventative measure so they may be less at risk from the kinds of abuse we are reading about but also so much more could be done to prosecute those that should be prosecuted for vile crimes giving their victims the justice that they deserve without fear or prejudice rather than targeting those – particularly young people – that perhaps shouldn’t be prosecuted for exercising poor judgment.

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  14. Anonymous

    In response to BlueEyesWhiteCelts:I think the level of criminality in the case concerning the Oxford schoolgirls is probably on par with similar cases recently reported in the media I think the difference more likely stems from the way the Oxford cases were investigated and I wouldn't be at all surprised if these gangs crossed paths at some point!! It's great to see Justice has been served for the victims in this case but I would like to see more done about the social workers, police and any other party who failed to act before, during and after the commission of these appalling crimes. It really isn't enough for me anymore that the perpetrators are prosecuted and a few apologies are made by the so-called responsible adults/agencies for their failings.

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