The Metropolitan Police brought grave discredit on themselves by the utterly irresponsible manner in which they investigated allegations of child sex abuse against a number of public figures including Lord Brammall and Leon Brittan (when he was dying).
On 5 November, the last day before Parliament was dissolved, Alistair Lexden returned to an issue which has preoccupied him a great deal in the last two years and which he will be taking up again in the new Parliament: the complete absence of legal protection for sibling couples who share their l
Much has been said and written about the immense damage that has been done by many police officers, who made public the names of individuals suspected of sex abuse crimes before any charges had been brought against them.
Alistair Lexden was asked to give a short address at a reception in the House of Lords on 20 May to mark the 40th anniversary of the start of Mrs Thatcher’s premiership. The text of his address follows.
Britain’s Police and Crime Commissioners, forty in number, were elected for the first time on pitifully small turn-outs in 2012. Surveys show that nearly half the population has still not heard of them.
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