Jimmy Savile scandal
Not so long ago, adults treated paedophiles with caution rather than dread.
After Rolf, the Westminster ‘child sex ring’: why the paedo-scare won’t die.
A series of NHS reports lists claims of abuse by Savile – but how many could be proven?
Is it right that unproven, sometimes hysterical accusations can be made against the deceased?
The failure of a few prosecutions won't stop the crusade.
Must-reads from the past week
Josie Appleton Liberties
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.
Criminalising people who fail to report suspicions of child abuse will poison social relations.
This showtrial exposed how irrationally obsessed with ‘evil’ Britain has become.
The crusade against the ‘whore’ Hewson after she criticised Operation Yewtree confirms that the paedophile panic rips apart rational debate.