The collapse of the anti-journalist trials inspired by Leveson, hacked-off and a bunch of wuzzie luvvies including the alleged actor Hugh Grant follows an equally high profile series of trials - somewhat hit and miss - in which celebrities from the 1970s were accused of groping. Neither have done any credit either to the police who investigated them or the politicised lawyers who took forward the prosecutions. They were and are political show trials, intended to offer red meat to the public to distract attention from our masters' failure in other directions.
And their most grievous failure has been the failure to put their own on trial. It is now clear to the British public that the political class is also criminally corrupt in protecting its own from the law - whether for child abuse, theft, fraud or Blair crimes.
Whilst a rioter stealing a 30p bottle of water can get three years, an MP stealing ten times as much every day of the week is described as a 'trivial' offender and escapes justice. Queer rapists are pushed into ermine and the Lords. Files are lost or destroyed, Chief Constables suborned, witnesses threatened. No wonder we hold them all in such contempt.
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