Child abuse panic

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.

13 November 2014

Secretary of state for conspiracy theories

How Theresa May is fuelling unfounded rumours about ‘VIP paedos’.

7 November 2014

No, Lena Dunham is not a child abuser

It’s perverse to brand her behaviour as a seven-year-old as ‘sexual assault’.

4 November 2014

Child-abuse inquiry: no way to the truth

A culture of mistrust in Westminster meant this inquiry was doomed to unravel.

22 October 2014

Robul Hoque: sentenced for a thought crime

Since when has possessing weird cartoons been a criminal offence?