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#1 Futtocks

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:40 PM

Let's see if we can keep this thread all legal and above board, for the sake of Webby's peace of mind, eh?

Max Clifford arrested in sex offences investigation.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

Blimey, didn't see that coming. He might need some PR people to help out.

And another one Stuart Hall Arrested

Who or what next?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

Let's see if we can keep this thread all legal and above board, for the sake of Webby's peace of mind, eh?

Max Clifford arrested in sex offences investigation.


And another BBC commentator and former show host yesterday.

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#4 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

The one last week was named widely on the internet, but the police refused to confirm or deny anything (using leveson as the reason). Apparently today they are happily telling everyone of Max Clifford.
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

Blimey, didn't see that coming. He might need some PR people to help out.

And another one Stuart Hall Arrested

Who or what next?


Not arrested: he's been charged with the abuse of three women aged between 8 and 17 in the 1970s and 1980s.

And I'm not sure there's anything else to say.
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#6 gingerjon

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

Apparently today they are happily telling everyone of Max Clifford.


Can't think why.
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#7 Futtocks

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

The one last week was named widely on the internet, but the police refused to confirm or deny anything (using leveson as the reason). Apparently today they are happily telling everyone of Max Clifford.


The one last week was released without charge. If the same happens with Clifford, then questions need to be asked about Police consistency.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

Not arrested: he's been charged with the abuse of three women aged between 8 and 17 in the 1970s and 1980s.

And I'm not sure there's anything else to say.


Said arrested on the news and in the linked BBC article.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

questions need to be asked about Police consistency.


They will be asked until we're told we have to believe a police notebook over an MP who we think is a bit of a ######.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

Said arrested on the news and in the linked BBC article.


Charged: http://www.bbc.co.uk...ngland-20618520
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

Just been reminded on twitter of the classic letter to Viz, "If Max Clifford is so good at PR, why does everybody think he's a **** ?"
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

Oh good God, this is getting tedious now
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#13 John Drake

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

Oh good God, this is getting tedious now


My exact thoughts upon seeing this thread.

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#14 Johnoco

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

Oh good God, this is getting tedious now


What is? The discoveries or us?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

I can't see how, short of retained evidence that can now be checked for DNA, how the Police / CPA can prove guilt of an alleged sex crime that was committed nearly forty years ago.

If there had been any concrete evidence, it would have been proved at the time.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

If there had been any concrete evidence, it would have been proved at the time.


Really? We lived in a different country back then, as all these cases sadly show.

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#17 gingerjon

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:50 PM

If there had been any concrete evidence, it would have been proved at the time.

Cos the guilty never get away with anything, do they?
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:48 AM

Cos the guilty never get away with anything, do they?


And the police always catch the right people, don't they. Except in all those cases where they don't. <_<

What worries me about all this is the manner in which an accusation or an arrest is now taken almost as instant proof of guilt by the court of public opinion before any trial has taken place. Innocent until proven guilty seems such an antiquated concept right now.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:57 AM

It was Clifford's solicitor who put his name in the public domain according to last nights BBC News report.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:12 PM

arrest is now taken almost as instant proof of guilt by the court of public opinion before any trial has taken place


This has always been the case. Especially in cases with high 'emotional' meaning.
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