Labour leader boasts he took the decision to prosecute Chris Huhne for speeding offence – but we are told he didn’t take the decision not to prosecute notorious paedophile
Labour leader Keir Starmer boasted in a speech on Tuesday that he had been responsible as head of the CPS for the decision to prosecute LibDem then-Energy Secretary Chris Huhne. He was, giving a press conference about it in 2012.
But we are also told that Starmer played no role in the decision not to prosecute paedophile Jimmy Savile.
This has drawn considerable comment on social media:
It certainly seems to be a one-way street. Starmer admitted he was responsible for the CPS and says he will be responsible for errors made by Labour:
Yet he is apparently not responsible for the Savile case:
In 2020, Starmer boasted that he had shown the ‘leadership’ to suspend Jeremy Corbyn as a Labour MP, a clear breach of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s ban on political interference in disciplinary cases – but also denied he had played a role.
It seems the CPS management structure then was similar to that of the Labour party now.
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