Darkly amusing, you understand:
The decision was described as “a disgrace” by one alleged victim who claimed the former MP was “being protected” because of his VIP status.
Leicestershire Police, which traced 25 potential victims during a two-year investigation launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, said the CPS’s decision was “the wrong one” and the force is now taking legal advice on challenging it.
Greville Janner MP, as he was at the time, was interviewed by Leicestershire Police in 1991 after a former occupant of a children’s home accused him of abusing him for two years when he was aged between 13 and 15. The claims were made during the trial of another man who was later jailed for abusing more than 100 children.
When Ashcroft took ermine there was all sorts of rumpus and broohaha over whether he was actually tax resident in the UK or not. And shouts that if he wasn’t then he shouldn’t be wearing that stoat. And yet a few years earlier everyone stood around and cheered as a kiddie buggerer joined their Lordships.
Interesting how political beliefs influence things, isn’t it?