If you are a fan of British legal history and politics, you won't want to miss this fascinating intersection of modern English liberal politics and a patriarchal law that may well be repealed as a result of the notoriety of this case. As reported by the Guardian:
The defence of marital coercion is a relic of a bygone age. Vicky Pryce unsuccessfully argued that it absolved her from criminal liability for lying about driving her then husband's car when it was caught speeding. Many observers thought this was an extraordinary defence for any woman, let alone a former joint head of the government economic service. But a defendant is entitled to take the law as he or she finds it, and there was always a chance that the jury might have shown sympathy for a woman deserted by her husband.