Former MP, Gloucester
Before we divide the Committee, it should be pointed out that if the Amendment were adopted the Clause would be quite unintelligible. I know that my hon. and learned Friend is very sincere about this. I know he wants to do what is right, and I think his anxiety is to make clear what he thinks is obscure at present.
But what his Amendment will succeed in doing if it is carried is to make obscure what is at present clear. The effect of the Clause, as he proposes it, would be that if the killing be unintentional, then killing shall not amount to murder unless it is intentional. That would be the terminological effect if my hon. and learned Friend's Amendment were substituted for the present...
That is not argument; that is abuse.
Former MP for Gloucester
Entered the House of Commons on 6 December 1923 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 June 1957 — Died
Also represented Barnard Castle
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