In the Media

Post-Pryce,?it?s time to abolish the legal idiocy of marital coercion

PUBLISHED November 21, 2013

The defence of marital coercion, unsuccessfully relied on by Vicky Pryce at her trial in March for taking speeding points on behalf of her husband Chris Huhne, looks likely to be abolished early in the new year. The criminal law in this country should no longer echo Hamlet in asserting that ?frailty, thy name is woman?.