I had no idea that this was going on until FACT, which campaigns on behalf of Falsely Accused Carer's and Teacher's, tweeted this
Naturally, I followed the link and found that this debate took place yesterday not today, which is a good thing because the transcript has been published and here is the link
I'd say that the debate yesterday started well, but I'd be lying because in the very first few sentences of his opening, lord Lexden came out with this
Yes, you read that correctly guys and gals and some of you would be forgiven for not being surprised that one of our social betters, endorses the injustice that is the Savile 'scandal'. But, hang fire a bit there and read on, because what this git comes out with next confirms the FACT that there will NEVER be Justice for ANYONE in this country when you have lawmakers who condemn one dead man, while ACTIVELY supporting others. It's that Peter Hitchin's - George Bell moment all over again isn't it ?
Now, it goes without saying that I welcome the interest that the lords and ladies appear to be showing in such matters. But you CANNOT decide that one great dead man's reputation is more important than another. And, if you do, then you are morally corrupt, end of !
His lordship then shows his cards, he's a 'member of the George Bell support group'. Hold on to your self-belief for the next bit
A little later in the debate lord Cormack offers this
Vomit-inducing isn't it ? Only they can 'restore the moral compass' Give me strength ! And then, this
I'll be a picking through their lordship's debate next time. Just thought I'd get this out there seeing as it's been so long since I last blogged !