“We need to get something out quick the Tory mandarins are climbing up the wall. What have we got ?”
“Is anything going to happen ?”
“Well… probably not but we can always just say that a ‘decision will be made as soon as is practicable.’ It throws his name out there, it doesn’t commit anyone to any meaningful course of action, and gives the impression that there’s political balance.”
“A bit like paedophile proportional representation you mean? I like it. do it!”
Prosecutors are considering charging an elderly Labour peer with child sex offences and have promised a decision “soon”.
Greville Janner, 86, has not been arrested in connection with the allegations.
Crown Prosecution Service lawyers are now considering if there is enough evidence to charge him after recently being handed a full file of evidence for the first time.
If they decide there is they will consider if it is in the “public interest” to prosecute taking into account his age and health.
The new CPS statement comes after calls for inquiries into allegations of historical child sex abuse to be speeded up following the death of Leon Brittan last week.
Lord Brittan passed away after a long fight with cancer – leaving unanswered questions about his role in the disappearance of a dossier said to reveal the existence of an abuse network at the top of government.