Treating every allegation against Jimmy Savile as a ‘fact’ undermines justice

The lead headline on the BBC website yesterday said: ” Jimmy Savile scandal: Report reveals extent of abuse”. Well, I have read the whole of the report, and I can assure you that it does not, writes Charles Moore from the Daily Telegraph.

He says like most people he believes the gist of the report – in the loose sense that I believe that Jimmy Savile did horrible, criminal things to young people, mainly to girls [but] … what would be valuable from an official report, surely, would be actual evidence. This report contains none, in a sense which a court would recognise.

The central problem as he saw it was that the allegations  made are described as ‘offences’ were committed. By treating allegations as facts it undermines justice (more) .

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