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Rape law controversy: Ken Clarke's difficult day with the press

Ken Clarke has spent the day at the centre of a media storm, after remarks he made about rape on Radio 5 live caused controversy.

The Justice Secretary was discussing with presenter Victoria Derbyshire proposals under consultation to halve jail terms for people who plead guilty early, including rapists.

He was forced to return to TV studios to stress that "all rape is a serious crime", after appearing to distinguish between what he called "serious rape", and "date rape" and sexual intercourse between adolescents including minors.

Labour leader Ed Miliband has said he should quit for effectively suggesting there were "other categories of rape".

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