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Can You Believe Nigel Lawson Said This On National Tv?

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Hypognosis | 21:57 Sun 22nd Nov 2015 | News
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Historical sex abuse allegations:
If prosecutions ever come about, they have to happen while the perpetrators are still alive and the politicians in the seventies were mostly over 40.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jamieross/tory-peer-says-police-should-save-money-by-stopping-historia#.sqwz8L7za

And, if the accusations turn out to be false then the accusers need to taken to task.

The question is: would you have believed he could have suggested putting public finances ahead of the law of the land and the forces of justice?


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An accusation isn't false simply because the evidence isn't strong enough to secure a conviction.
What happened to, 'justice though the heavens fall'?
yes, i could believe it. In fact, i rather tend to agree with him
If prosecutions ever come about, they have to happen while the perpetrators are still alive

The bleeding obvious comes to mind here
Once we recognise there is so much crime out there
that they cant deal with it all

then it is necessary to prioritise

and t a certain extent I agree that investigating historical cases ( which are not statute barred so it is possible ) where there is no evidence besides the word of the victim may not in these days of terrorism be the best way to spend money

Part of the thing is: dead people dont point guns at you and shoot you so there may be a preference to investigate these rather than bombs guns and terrorists - it is after all only natural

Jackie the cost of the one war crime investigation

[ he was a scot and had been in Ukraine ]

and so they tried a civil action and lost - did it cost £20m ?
You tend to agree with him, Bednobs....that's insulting and cruel.

If my abuser had been alive when I found the courage to say what he had done to me ....to tell of the sexual acts he had forced the seven year old me to perform on him and with him....I would have wanted him to answer to it....whatever the cost.

I wonder why Lawson had said this.
If he said what Hypgnogis says though, gness, (If prosecutions ever come about, they have to happen while the perpetrators are still alive ) would you disagree with that?
^ I did type a lot more but for some reason my sentences kept going backwards in the answer box so I gave up and deleted them
I've only read the link Hypo gave, FF.....does Lawson say they should investigate if the abuser is still alive?
Where can I find what he did say?.....

Perhaps it's too close to home for me....and Bednobs came across as dismissive.
but that is exctly what NL is saying kness, same as you
I can't see where he's saying the police should only stop investigating where the accused is dead.
You've lost me I'm afraid.......it was almost thirty years before I could speak out....

Had he been alive would that have been me reporting historic abuse?
Yes it would Gness. I appreciate this is very difficult for you but having your 1st hand views is very interesting.
To answer your question, I sincerely hope not.
Justice , however deserving, cannot be served on a dead person -I think that is his point. Prosecuting a dead person gives closure to the victims and perhaps leads to further prosecutions of linked crimes where the perpetrators are still alive -that is a good thing.
Again, I can't see where he's saying the police should only stop investigating where the accused is dead.
I don't think he has actually said that.
I can't see where Hypgnosis got that bit from I assumed the sentence "if prosecutions ever..." was a quite but I couldn't hear it here, although as this is comes from a site with an agenda perhaps the clip is edited
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88DEZqf5hOQ
Forgive me if I waffle....this is the one subject that makes my head spin in anger....

I eventually had to tell what had happened to me to explain some of my...I don't know....behaviour...... is the best word I can find.....problems I had too I suppose.

It helped that people who had known him now knew what he was really like.
That sounds selfish of me.....but it mattered to me and they don't talk about him in front of me now...that helps too...

Had he been alive then I would have reported him......I don't really know why....what difference it would have made....none I suppose....but he was wrong.....terribly wrong to do those things to a child however long before.

Reporting after his death?......That wasn't a consideration for me.....he had nothing to lose then......
Reporting someone famous and admired......different I think.

Does that make sense?.....x
But you've said his meaning is that justice can't be served on a dead person. I can't see where he says that.

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