Lessons need learned and change is required.
The alphabet women and their allies have demonstrated the gross unfairness of granting anonymity to the complainants in sex cases while not affording the same privilege to the “accused”.
All Scotland has witnessed that unfairness and that it continues today brings shame on our political environment, media sector and in particular our police and. justice system which has witnessed a complete collapse in public support and respect in the last few years.
So how can it be repaired? Neale Hanvey MP yesterday on this site laid out the crucial importance of a proper separation of powers between Government, Crown Office and the rest of the Justice System. That “separation” has not been in place in recent years and enormous damage has been done.
Someone once wrote “Justice must be done AND SEEN TO BE DONE”. Put plainly that has not…
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