Jimmy Savile scandal

17 July 2014

Growing up with paedophiles

Not so long ago, adults treated paedophiles with caution rather than dread.

Our need for paedos: why society obsesses over child abuse

After Rolf, the Westminster ‘child sex ring’: why the paedo-scare won’t die.

3 July 2014

Savile: trawling for scandal?

A series of NHS reports lists claims of abuse by Savile – but how many could be proven?

Operation Yewtree: defaming the dead?

Is it right that unproven, sometimes hysterical accusations can be made against the deceased?

19 February 2014

Yewtree: more propaganda than police investigation

The failure of a few prosecutions won't stop the crusade.

10 February 2014

Roache verdict: why jury trials are indispensable

The criminal trial of the Coronation Street star, as opposed to the media trial of Woody Allen, showed the value of being tried before a jury.

7 November 2013

Making suspicious minds mandatory

Criminalising people who fail to report suspicions of child abuse will poison social relations.

11 September 2013

The trial of Michael Le Vell: Salem comes to Britain

This showtrial exposed how irrationally obsessed with ‘evil’ Britain has become.

13 May 2013

The moral lynching
of Barbara Hewson

The crusade against the ‘whore’ Hewson after she criticised Operation Yewtree confirms that the paedophile panic rips apart rational debate.