Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics.
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Spoiler alert: the sexualised torture of a rich white woman is still sexualised violence against women.
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More than 62 per cent of people voted in favour of the change.
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As Brexit looms, the government needs scrutiny. We'll provide it.