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Guilty without a trial

The tabloids know everything, says Felix

25 February 2014

In the wake of two high profile acquittals it seems we are due for some serious reform. Now there is to be a new celebrity law, which means that unless your name is Jimmy Savile, any complaint or allegation of a sexual nature
is to be investigated and considered by the police initially before being handed over, not to the Crown Prosecution Service, but to
the tabloid press to decide whether to charge or not.

It is they who have the wisdom and prescience to know whether such allegations be brought to court or whether they should be dropped, which, of course, they all will be, unless your name is Jimmy Savile – in which case you are guilty without a trial.

For some reason, this new law is not one that will apply if the allegation is made against a non-celeb. Here...

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