For another perspective on how the Establishment protects its own, see
I publish this post to show how subtle are the ploys, when the Establishment defends it own. Written by a skilful lawyer and sounding like motherhood and apple pie, the whole piece is based on a determination to stop evidence coming out when victims come forward.
With its emphasis on outcomes over process, the post-Savile witch-hunting of ageing celebs echoes the Soviet Union.
TAP – 16 is young enough for age of consent. Yewtree has become a media circus. All the arrests are of entertainment figures. Not one politician has been arrested. The problem is that if multiple allegations against single perpetrators are not taken as evidence of guilt, then the cases are all based on one person’s word against another, which is never enough to reach the standards of ‘beyond reasonable doubt’, and the perpetrators with multiple accusers get off without any consequences. This article is an attempt to water down the law, and make it easier for the guilty to escape being made to pay for their crimes. That would be very popular amongst judges and politicians, when their names make it onto the list of accused.