Child abuse panic
Recent prosecutions involving decades-old sexual abuse are not delivering justice, they are undermining it - for everyone.
The NSPCC’s new campaign is built on the dubious claim that five per cent of people were sexually assaulted as children.
Jean La Fontaine on the Savile case's eerie echoes of past hysteria.
The calls for the TV presenter’s sentence to be harsher are not based on the principles of justice, but on a desire for revenge.
Must-reads from the past week
The crusade against the ‘whore’ Hewson after she criticised Operation Yewtree confirms that the paedophile panic rips apart rational debate.
With its emphasis on outcomes over process, the post-Savile witch-hunting of ageing celebs echoes the Soviet Union.
Every Yewtree arrest generates anti-celeb sneering. But an arrest does not equal guilt, at least not in civilised societies.
Yes, Rolf Harris should be named. But the media should also be asking why he’s been arrested.
A Savile-style inquiry into one of the UK’s top music schools could wreck the informality essential to music tuition.