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Won’t happen here

In Uncategorized on 17/05/2017 at 12:42 pm

As an anglophile, I’m glad to see that elitism and meritocracy still go hand in hand in England, unlike in S’pore where there’s elitism but no meitocracy even if unlike in England there’s supposed to be only two classes, not many like in England

An Oxford University student who stabbed her boyfriend with a bread knife may not go to jail because it could damage her prospects of a medical career, a court has heard.

Aspiring heart surgeon Lavinia Woodward, 24, punched and stabbed her boyfriend during an alcohol-and-drug-fuelled row at Christ Church College. She admitted unlawfully wounding the Cambridge University student, who she met on the dating app Tinder.

Judge Ian Pringle QC, sitting at Oxford crown court, said he would take an “exceptional” course and defer sentence for four months, hinting that Woodward will not be jailed because of her talent. “It seems to me that if this was a one-off, a complete one-off, to prevent this extraordinary able young lady from not following her long-held desire to enter the profession she wishes to would be a sentence which would be too severe,” he said.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/16/oxford-university-lavinia-woodward-stabbed-boyfriend-may-avoid-jail

Update at 2.45pm: he Daily Telegraph quotes her defence lawyer as saying that his client is not being offered “a soft option” but a chance to get her life back on track.

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  1. after this woman gets her medical qualifications, she can choose to relocate and work here as another always welcome “ft”.

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