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Celebrities and MPs remain impervious to the laws of the land

The criminal justice system is behind the times in cases of sexual offences, says Felix

23 April 2014

Another day, another acquittal, another outcry. This time, Nigel Evans has been acquitted. The uproar is that he should never have been charged and that
the way allegations of sexual offences are investigated should be overhauled.

Queues form to get on television and radio to exonerate and support high-profile colleagues and condemn the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Next year, this same crew will suddenly want to become our best friends and ask us to give them our precious vote.

Obviously we, whose daily working lives are conducted in the criminal courts, and all
those who work at the CPS and
in the police service have been missing a fundamental human right that the law has not yet caught up with.

We thought that our criminal justice system, the blend of legislation and common ...

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