Jimmy Savile scandal

Jimmy Savile scandal

28 September 2015

Operation Midland: treating fiction as fact

The crusade against historical sex abuse is destroying due process.

8 April 2015

How ‘recovered memories’ fuelled the paedo panic

The UK justice system needs to face facts: 'recovered memories' simply aren't credible.

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.