I wondered why now, of all times, the filthy habits of Jimmy Saliva should be pressed into our eyes. Maybe he really was a rancid paedo. Maybe it’s all a case of ‘Elvis shagged my mum and that’s why nobody understands a word I say’. I don’t know and since the man is dead, nobody can ask him.
He cannot be questioned on this matter and even if he is guilty he cannot be punished. What are they going to do, dig him up and put him on trial?
So with all the current and active paedo rings being uncovered, why chase the dead one? What can be gained?
Fester Rantzen has the answer, buried in her article.
Some are even teachers, though by an appalling irony, this very week a new law is coming in that prevents journalists like me naming teachers who have been accused of abusing children.
This same reason was trotted out in the case of the teacher who ran away to France with a 15-year-old but in that case it wasn’t even close to true. He wasn’t accused of molesting a minor, he was (in strict interpretation of law) already guilty of abduction.
The reason for this law is that so many teachers are now the subject of malicious accusations that many people, like me, would never even consider a career in teaching. I would not even enter a school to give one lesson or one talk. I will never visit an English class to talk about writing for publication,. I will never visit a science class to talk about a lifetime working in the discipline. Sod them. One smartass twelve-year-old who thinks he’s having a laugh and my life would be over. I might not even have seen that kid during the hour or so I was there, I would certainly not have been out of the sight of the terrified-of-shadows staff, but who would be believed?
Fester would have me named and shamed for ‘molesting’ a kid I have never met and I would be considered guilty forever, even if it was proved beyond all doubt that I had never been within a hundred yards of my accuser. I might as well buy a shiny suit and join Gary’s gang. That is why the law is coming. It is not to protect paedos. It is to protect those wrongfully accused, who are outnumbering the real paedos very fast indeed.
The real paedos continue to get away with it due to political correctness and official inertia.
I don’t recall hearing about Fester’s comments on South Yorkshire. Do you?
But then, she’s only interested in the ones she can name.