Our thanks to Paul for this. The start of the article:
A judge has launched an unprecedented attack on the head of the Crown Prosecution Service over her handling of rape trials.
Judge Philip Shorrock claimed that Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, had less understanding of the cases than a newspaper columnist.
He said in his 40 years as a barrister and on the bench, most trials led to the alleged rapist being ‘unsurprisingly’ acquitted because both parties had been drinking or taking drugs, and there was no independent proof of what had happened.
But last night, in an extraordinary outburst, Mrs Saunders hit back and accused the judge of peddling old-fashioned views.
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