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Tory deputy chairman ‘compares sex offences to smoking a joint’

Apparently in reference to the police investigation in the wake of the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, Tory deputy chairman Michael Fabricant tweeted:

“Imagine if the police started arresting everyone whoever [sic] smoked a joint at uni back in the 60s and 70s. (Time to move to Argentina!)”

The missive followed on from a message regarding the arrests of Max Clifford and Stuart Hall on suspicion of sexual offences. While he attempted to delete the offending tweet, the PoliticsHome team have grabbed a copy from their PhiWire.

Doubtless Fabricant will follow Ken Clarke’s lead and “clarify” his remarks.

Embattled Jubilee stewards boss calls in Princess Diana’s lawyers

Embattled Jubilee stewards boss Molly Prince is trying to save her taxpayer-funded business empire by calling in the priciest media and legal assistance going — including Princess Diana’s lawyers. Scrapbook understands Publicist Max Clifford will be joined by Charlotte Harris of Mischon De Reya.

We looks forward with interest to their attempts to spin her 12-month suspended sentence.

UPDATE (18:32) »Full statement from Max Clifford

The first sentence of this is hilarious.

Reports of Molly Prince’s 12-month suspended sentence for perverting the course of justice have lead to her being mis-characterised.

Molly was asked to write a chapter in the book, Bouncers and Bodyguards: Tales from a Twilight World by Robin Barratt in 2004/2005.

The incident happened in the mid-90s when Molly was running a pub in Milnsbridge, Yorkshire.  A barmaid who worked for her at the time arrived at the pub bleeding, having been very badly beaten by her boyfriend.

Molly asked her to stay at the pub, but the barmaid wanted to go home, so Molly gave her a lift.

Two locals who were in the pub accompanied Molly and the barmaid in the car.  The barmaid’s boyfriend was hiding in the ally next to her house and the two men who accompanied Molly chased him.  This was all that Molly witnessed.

The two men returned 15 minutes later and said he had got away.  Molly drove back to the pub with the two men in her car.

The next day, the Police arrived at her pub and told her that the barmaid’s boyfriend had been badly assaulted.  The barmaid was with her boyfriend in hospital and told the police that Molly had taken the men to her house.  The police informed Molly she was going to be charged alongside the two men.

The men confirmed to the police in their statement that Molly had nothing to do with the assault. The police asked Molly to give evidence about events she had not witnessed.

Molly agreed to plead guilty to perverting the course of justice at the Crown Court at the start of the trial to bring an end to the matter, on the advice of her barrister at the time.  With hindsight, she admits this was the wrong thing to do.

Serious allegations are being made by many people that are unfair to Molly, a hard working single mother who is trying to get on with her life.  Some are trying to make political capital out of this but Molly can and will prove these allegations to be untrue and very damaging, not just for her but for her team who mean so much to her.

Molly is now seeking legal advice.

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