Following the servile and frankly piss poor interview of the Alison Saunders by Evan Davis on last night’s BBC Newsnight, it is time to set out the questions that the Director of Public Prosecutions needs to answer. Afterall, ‘independence’ does not mean above scrutiny.
1) Were you aware that Lord Janner had signed a letter acknowledging that he understood a complex parliamentary procedure and wished to remain a legislator in the House of Lords following the General Election just weeks before you published your decision not to prosecute him ?
2) Were you aware that on 26th March 2014 following a police raid on Lord Janner’s parliamentary office that he transferred ownership of his home to his children, an act that legally he must be ‘of sound mind’ to do ?
3) Had Leicestershire Police been stopped from interviewing Lord Janner because of his ‘dementia’ before 26th March 2014 ?
4) The CPS had 9 months to examine Leicestershire Police’s file on Lord Janner. When did the CPS medical experts examine Lord Janner ?
5) The CPS has confirmed that you consulted barrister Neil Moore QC. Leicestershire Police have said that they raised concerns about this due to Neil Moore’s professional relationship with Daniel Janner QC, Lord Janner’s son. Can you confirm that Leicestershire Police raised this concern with you ?
6) What advice did Neil Moore QC give you ?
7) What was the advice of Eleanor Laws, QC, lead counsel to Leicestershire Police’s investigation into Lord Janner ?
8) What was the advice of Clare Montgomery QC ?