Category Archives: Bill Aitken

>It breaks my heart to say it, but Ken Clarke should go

>Way back in February, Scottish Tory Justice Spokesman Bill Aitken asked a reporter if a Glasgow rape victim had been a prostitute and made some other really awful victim blaming comments that showed that he really didn’t have a clue … Continue reading

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>Why are the Conservatives still putting up Bill Aitken for hustings debates?

>It’s three weeks since Bill Aitken chose to resign as Convener of Holyrood’s Justice Committee in the face of public pressure after making highly inappropriate comments about a series of gang rapes in Glasgow in which he asked if the … Continue reading

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>Bill Aitken resigns as Holyrood Justice Convener

>Bill Aitken has tonight decided to step down as Holyrood’s Justice Convener over comments he made to the Sunday Herald about a series of rapes in Glasgow. I’ve written at length on this in recent days so I won’t go … Continue reading

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>The pressure mounts on Bill Aitken

>This time last week I was a bit worried that I seemed to be the only voice in the Scottish blogosphere writing about Bill Aitken’s appalling comments about a series of horrific rapes in Glasgow. Thankfully that’s not the case as … Continue reading

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>Tory spokesman Bill Aitken should resign for implying rape victim was prostitute

>The Tories are usually very supportive of victims of crime. Ask David Cameron who, last year, said that a burglar doesn’t deserve to have any human rights after he’s entered your house. Unfortunately, their sympathy for victims doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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