Tag Archives: Jimmy Savile

Has the Crown betrayed its covenant: historical child sexual abuse in UK.

In the UK, the historical child sexual abuse inquiry has set off a long overdue discussion and debate.[1] Despite the public inquiry, there have been attempts, one hopes, with good intentions to warn against a witch-hunt or to warn that … Continue reading

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Official Secrets Act and Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry: Arcana Imperii and the Secrets of State

The UK regime faces a critical time as a number of public inquiries into its past behavior unfold. The undeveloped issue within these inquiries is the nature of the change they will require in the regime. There is an added … Continue reading

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The temptation of celebrity power: the Police and Jimmy Savile

The temptation of celebrity affects us all. In this regard, the police are not alone. Like many others, the police succumbed to the temptation of Jimmy Savile’s celebrity status.  They wanted to get to know a celebrity and a celebrity … Continue reading

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How the free press threatens the UK’s media and political establishment

As we await the Leveson report, expected later this year, the debate over press regulation has intensified.  The allegations that have emerged after the Jimmy Savile investigations, Tom Watson’s question in Parliament, the resignation of the Director General of the … Continue reading

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It didn’t start with Savile: BBC’s internal crisis has been brewing for years

The headlines about the Jimmy Savile scandal have rocked the BBC to its core.  They have revealed that the BBC, long considered the standard in British Broadcasting, if not the world, has a corporate cultural crisis. Some observers will believe … Continue reading

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Jimmy Savile and the cult of celebrity: how could he not get away with it?

As more details emerge about Jimmy Savile’s behaviour as a sexual predator, what is becoming clear is that his status as a celebrity helped to protect him.  The question most people have asked, as the scale of his crimes is … Continue reading

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Finding Jimmy Savile: the Shaw report haunts England’s Archives

Finding Jimmy Savile: the Shaw report haunts England’s Archives The name of the title is instantly familiar to readers in the United Kingdom.  Jimmy Savile has been in the news because he has been accused of molesting young girls.  The … Continue reading

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