Boy, this is going to be a tough one. It’s been on my mind a lot lately so I may as well get it out. Now that I’ve gotten my writing mojo back for a time there are a ton of other drafts sitting waiting to be completed, but those can wait a bit longer. 1,523 more words
According to news reports this week, Greville (Lord) Janner will not be facing prosecution on charges of child sexual abuse because he's suffering from Alzheimer's. This was the same excuse that allowed Ernest Saunders to escape a prison sentence and Augusto Pinochet to avoid justice. In Saunder's case, he made a miraculous recovery. To the best of my knowledge, no one has recovered from Alzheimer's. Pinochet was similar: as soon as he touched down in Santiago, he practically danced across the tarmac. As The Needle points out, Janner recently requested to keep his seat in the Lords. Interesting. No?