I was hung out like live bait’: After TWO YEARS Sir Cliff Richard is told he will not be prosecuted over child abuse allegations and slams police who named him as a suspect before he had even been interviewed

At last. Another cruel attempt by the police and CPS to mount a show trial of a prominent man of a certain age has failed, but due to the lack of anonymity afforded to suspected sexual offenders, Sir Cliff Richard has been put through hell for two years. An extract from the article:

The Crown Prosecution Service said there was ‘insufficient evidence to prosecute’ Sir Cliff, 75, who admitted he was ‘thrilled’ by the decision.

Meanwhile the police force apologised ‘wholeheartedly for the additional anxiety caused by our initial handling of the media interest’, adding that the case has cost about £800,000 after it investigated nine allegations against him.

Yesterday afternoon we protested outside the HQ of the Crown Prosecution Service, and created quite a stir, handing out most of the 1,000 leaflets we’d taken along. Two CPS employees took stacks of leaflets to give to colleagues. Video footage of the protest, along with interviews of some of the protesters, will be published in the coming days. Among the placards on display were three calling for Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions, to be fired – here.

A photograph from the protest later in the afternoon, in Parliament Square:





About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • epistemol

    In my, admittedly occasional, dealings with the old bill I have found the individual policeman to be reasonably fair minded and polite, as a rule.
    The problem must be with those in charge of them which is what I would expect to find in a “long march through the institutions” type of takeover.

    • Certainly in the large conurbation forces promotions are very much tied to the right attitudes on multi-culturalism and diversity. It is getting rarer to find senior officers who have risen steadily “through the ranks” with more administrator types.

  • The Cynic in me observes that the targets of these cases are old people. Probably easier to shame into silence and more respectful of authority than younger generations. Unlikely to want the stress of following up with cases against their tormentors in the authorities and media. Being from an altogether more honourable generation Sir Cliff will feel the slurs deeply.