Under the banner “Exclusive: Law Chief In New Row”, readers are told about the “CRONY PROSECUTOR … DPP worked at same firm as Paedo rap Lord she let off”. Excuse me, but this is total horseshit. I spent some time on two separate assignments at a large multinational oil giant. That does not mean that I had any affinity for the company’s behavioural failings, or those of one or other of its staff.
Moreover, Alison Saunders, the DPP in the Sun’s sights, never met Greville Janner, the subject of the “Paedo rap” of which the paper speaks. And, as Jane Crowley QC has pointed out this morning, “Janner and Saunders NEVER associated with 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers. Misleading news today”. Ms Crowley knows this because her address is, er, 1 Garden Court. That’s as in Temple.
As Joshua Rozerberg has told, Janner could not remember anyone’s name as recently as two years ago, and “According to the CPS summary of the doctors’ findings, Janner’s ‘evidence could not be relied upon in court and he could not have any meaningful engagement with the court process’. If that is correct, any judge would stop the case as an abuse of process. There simply cannot be a fair trial if the defence cannot be heard”.