Now Alison Saunders has been proven wrong for having failed to charge Lord Janner with child sex offences, she should resign or be sacked
Having repeatedly failed to bring criminal proceedings against Lord Janner for 22 allegations of offences against children between 1969 and 1988, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, CB, was deservedly criticised. Now that this hapless woman’s actions have been proven to be wrong by an independent inquiry, it is time that she did the decent thing and resign.
Today, the Daily Mail reports that is expected that the Crown Prosecution Service will perform a full-scale U-turn and finally issue legal proceedings against the Labour peer. In doing so, it has been suggested they will then pursue a course of action involving a ‘trial of facts’ – where a jury can hear the evidence against an individual deemed not well enough to stand trial – in due course.
As one alleged victim, Paul Miller, pointed out: “It’s great news but Alison Saunders should be sacked. Her position is now untenable”. He is right: Our Wally of the Week must either stand down or be pushed.
Update: 11.05am, 29th June: The case against Lord Janner will be heard at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 7th August.
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