He overturned the principle of innocence until proven guilty. He has questions to answer and apologies to make.
She blamed the Prime Minister’s remarks about Jimmy Savile, when addressing Starmer, for her departure.
How the pendulum swung from the police not pursuing guilty Savile to pursuing innocent Proctor – and the disaster of Operation Midland.
My Harlow constituent described her life as having been served a “lifetime sentence” of psychological and emotional torment.
The comedy and horror of Thorpe’s trial, and of the 1970s, are caught in this book and television series.
It would be symbolic of our willingness to say to those abusers who think they are untouchable because they have power: “No, you are not.”
The MP also urges that any surviving Cabinet minister who committed child sex abuse must be brought to justice.
If Labour had more MPs as bold as he is, the Tories would find themselves in a very much weaker position.
It hasn’t helped that responsibility for children and young people’s issues has now been fragmented from the deafeningly silent DfE across Government departments.
Holding one would cool the temperature and lessen the chance of an Alistair McAlpine incident – in other words, false accusations.