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Jess Phillips Says 'Rapists Have Never Had It So Good'

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Labour’s Jess Phillips has hit out at the government’s record on crime, saying “rapists never had it so good”.

The shadow minister for domestic violence and safeguarding claimed women’s lives were “not a priority” for the government.

“Whenever you read in a newspaper report that a woman has been murdered, and they say, ‘We don’t want alarm in the community because don’t worry, no other parties are involved’...it’s a ‘don’t worry, it’s just a woman been murdered by her husband’,” she said.

Phillips said other issues such as terrorism and county lines drug dealing received more attention than violence against women and girls, because both made people think: “That could happen to me”.

But she added: “The reality is the most likely crime that is ever going to happen to me is male violence against women and we have got to stop diminishing the idea that it is happening to somebody else.

“The reason........

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