How the pendulum swung from the police not pursuing guilty Savile to pursuing innocent Proctor – and the disaster of Operation Midland.
An obstructive approach to public accountability is just one of the major shortcomings exposed in recent weeks. Patel must act.
The former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party abused his parliamentary privileges. Holding the powerful to account means blocking his peerage.
“The Light of Lights looks always on the motive, not the deed; the Shadow of Shadows on the deed alone.”
It is not, repeat not, always right to “believe the victim” – precisely because, as in this case, the victim is sometimes not a victim at all.
It isn’t necessary to be one of his supporters to believe that it is time for Wiltshire Police to put up or shut up.
Plus: My interview with Donald Trump. And: Immer mit der Ruhe.
How is it that a police officer said that the claims of “Nick” are “credible and true”?
Plus: The UKIP London Mayoralty selection – latest rumours and plots.