Rings of Truth – Bell Quotations – Peter Hitchens

Chichester itself is an intensely civilised corner on England since Roman times…But none of this will survive forever if we do not resolve to defend it. I regard the George Bell campaign as part of the battle to keep free civilisation alive, because it is entirely about disinterested justice and truth*…For far too long media, police and – shamefully – the courts themselves have forgotten the rule which stands between us and tyranny – that an accused person is innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. It is no good saying that the crimes are terrible. Locking up an innocent person, or destroying his life with anonymous smears, is terrible too. And if we don’t stop doing it, we will soon cease to be a free country”**

~ Peter Hitchens




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