The IoS this morning has exclusive news of the recent interview under caution of Leon Brittan, for the alleged rape of a student in 1967. For obvious reasons, I am deeply suspicious of this development.
This charge comes out of nowhere, and is vehemently denied by those around Brittan. I have been on the former Minister’s case now for three years, and this is the first I’ve heard of any such allegation. I rather suspect here that Brittan is being set up to face a charge he can easily deny…..thus allowing the Government to say that justice has been done.
The posing of a question the Establishment member can easily deny began in 2009, when Andrew Marr put Gordon Brown into the clear by asking him if he ever took “things to get you through the day….such as prescription painkillers”. On hearing the question develop, one can see the panic…
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