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In the light of the furore caused by Charles Saatchi's assault on his wife Nigella Lawson, the decision by the UK's Home Office to allow a radical Saudi preacher to come to Britain this week is interesting.

Mr Saatchi said he accepted a police caution for assault only to prevent a cloud hanging over the couple for months to come.

There was popular outrage at photographs published in a newspaper, and widespread condemnation which re-energised the debate about domestic violence.


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