World news – Work to push for laws to protect women and girls after Everard’s murder

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Union leader Keir Starmer gives media interviews outside a vaccine center at the EICC in Edinburgh, Scotland
– Credit: PA

Labor prepares to put pressure on Boris Johnson to act on the murder of Sarah Everard by promising laws to protect women and girls.

Keir Starmer plans what he believes will be a turning point to push for street harassment to become a criminal offense and for rapists and stalkers to have sentences extended.

The Labor leader used an interview to claim it was “amazing that we will not have a comprehensive law in 2021. ”

The plan was seen as a challenge to the Prime Minister, who has not yet published his strategy to combat violence against women and girls.

According to Labour’s plans, the law would also end the injustice of lower sentences for domestic murders.

And it would introduce « life » sentences for anyone convicted of kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder of a stranger.

Labor planned to i n to provide more details in the coming weeks, but one way for them would be to incorporate the proposals into bill during an Opposition Day debate.

Sir Keir has compared the murder of Ms. Everard to turning points like the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

« This could be a chance to actually do something, » the Labor leader told the Sunday Times.

« It’s amazing that we don’t have a comprehensive law in 2021. The more I think about it, the more obvious it is. “

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