Why is Maz so valuable to the Murdoch empire?
Ah well. The Murdoch empire never puts the boot in for nothing, and nor does it leave anything to chance when a little spinning and smearing is deployed. Consider first the “story” of the CPS “meltdown”, where this “Exclusive” article claims “A whistleblower and top barrister claimed the CPS is on its last legs”. Note that readers are not told whether this “whistleblower and top barrister” have anything to do with the CPS.
There’s more: “I feel less safe walking the streets given what I know”. Note also that the article, while conceding that the CPS has “lost 31 per cent of staff since budget cuts began in 2010”, attributes no blame at all to Government. No Sirree, the culprit is CPS head Alison Saunders, because she is being paid £600,000 a year. That means it’s known as “Carry On CPS” (most Sun readers, sadly, will never have seen a Carry On film).
You won’t see that in the Sun, of course, but Press Gazette revealed last week that the Police passed the results of their investigations on the Fake Sheikh to the CPS early in June, and a CPS spokeswoman told “This is a complex area of law and it is vital that the file is carefully considered. A decision will be made as soon as is practicable”. For appeals against Maz’ stings to go ahead is one thing - putting him on trial, well, that’s bad.