Title Should the suffragettes be pardoned? A legal expert discusses the options Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 8/02/18 Description During the 100th anniversary of women over 30 being given the vote in the UK, there have been calls for women convicted of crimes committed while engaged in direct action as part of their campaign to be given pardons.
The Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has gone so far as to promise that if his party wins power it will pardon those women who had been “treated appallingly by society and the state” and whose convictions were “politically motivated”.
URL https://theconversation.com/should-the-suffragettes-be-pardoned-a-legal-expert-discusses-the-options-91520 Persons Hannah Quirk
- legal pardons