Child abuse panic

6 July 2015

The lawyers profiting from abuse scandals

Historic sex abuse claims have fuelled the UK’s compensation industry.

29 June 2015

Janner: when therapy trumps justice

A senile old lord is being subjected to a showtrial.

17 June 2015

The NSPCC: still fostering fear and suspicion

The child-protection industry is constructing the crime it claims to combat.

26 May 2015

Operation Hydrant: an Inquisition for the 21st century

Police trawling for child-abuse cases is an affront to justice.

17 April 2015

It’s right that Lord Janner won’t be prosecuted

Demands to try Janner show how unhinged the child-sex panic has become.

8 April 2015

How ‘recovered memories’ fuelled the paedo panic

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

23 March 2015

The Hampstead cult that wasn’t: the Satanic panic revisited

In the current climate, it’s all too easy for fantasists to be taken seriously.

12 March 2015

Cameron: a bad case of child exploitation

Why politicians love to pose as the grand protectors of children.

4 December 2014

Turning all adults into panto villains

Lionel Blair’s retirement from panto is a sad sign of the times.