Pedestrians cross a street in front of bars and restaurants in Hong Kong's Wanchai district,where Rurik Jutting lived. Image: Philippe Lopze/Getty.
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Mail Online finds woman to blame for Hong Kong murders

That joke isn't funny any more.

Hong Kong police have arrested banker Rurik Jutting for the murder of two sex workers, whose bodies were found in his apartment. Below is a screenshot of a story on Mail Online, posted this lunchtime.

Your mole has been trying for some time to come up with a witty, intelligent and thought-provoking insight to accompany it. But we're so incoherent with rage that, try as we might, we can't come up with anything better than, "Oh, for fuck's sake".

Yes, because when a man has been charged with the horrific murder of two women, it must be because of the loose sexual morals of someone who broke up with him two years ago. God forbid that anyone should be allowed to think for a moment that a women was not somehow to blame for this crime. 

Four different reporters are credited with this article. Four of them; all men. Their mothers must be very proud of them today. 

I'm a mole, innit.

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Cabinet audit: what does the appointment of Liam Fox as International Trade Secretary mean for policy?

The political and policy-based implications of the new Secretary of State for International Trade.

Only Nixon, it is said, could have gone to China. Only a politician with the impeccable Commie-bashing credentials of the 37th President had the political capital necessary to strike a deal with the People’s Republic of China.

Theresa May’s great hope is that only Liam Fox, the newly-installed Secretary of State for International Trade, has the Euro-bashing credentials to break the news to the Brexiteers that a deal between a post-Leave United Kingdom and China might be somewhat harder to negotiate than Vote Leave suggested.

The biggest item on the agenda: striking a deal that allows Britain to stay in the single market. Elsewhere, Fox should use his political capital with the Conservative right to wait longer to sign deals than a Remainer would have to, to avoid the United Kingdom being caught in a series of bad deals. 

Stephen Bush is special correspondent at the New Statesman. He usually writes about politics.