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Lord Janner: the money, the Labour party and making the dead talk

by | 21st, December 2015

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Lord Janner is dead. Greville Janner, as he was named, had a career in politics and law sullied by allegations he molested children. Never tried in life Janner is, nonetheless, the subject of much judgement in death.

Daily Mirror (Page 4) : “‘6 Janner ‘sex abuse victims’ to continue to fight for justice”

Readers are reminded that Janner was charged with 22 offences against nine alleged victim dating to the 1960s.

We hear nothing from his lawyers nor anyone defending the dead peer. We do get to know the views of his accusers’ lawyers. Liz Dux a now ubiquitous media presence says “there is an option to take this to a civil court”. She then adds, “This is not about money but the facts and the truth.” At which point you interject and remind her that the accused man is dead. The defence rests permanently.

At the end of the story on a man merely accused and so presumed innocent the Mirror links to the Page 9 news that convicted paedophile Stuart Hall, 85, is now out of prison.

The Mirror makes no mention of the fact that Janner was once a Labour peer and Labour MP for Leicester West.

Daily Star : nothing.

Daily Express : nothing.

The Sun : nothing.

Daily Mail (Page 19) : “Boost for Janner abuse victims’ in fight for payouts”

It is about money, then?

The Mail reminds readers that Janner was Labour MP for Leicester West. It then

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