A very English scandal that rumbles on still | Letters

Paul Bessell defends his father Peter, who testified in the Jeremy Thorpe trial, Nicholas Billingham says there are still serious questions to answer about suppressed evidence, and other readers weigh in on issues raised by the case

Well it has to be said that’s a pretty scathing and unnecessary attack on my father, Peter Bessell, from Paul Tyler (Letters, 4 June).

Lord Tyler, Sherborne- and Oxford-educated, pillar of the establishment, appears to be smarting at the fundamental moral shift in society since another establishment pillar, Mr Justice Cantley, humiliated my father and instigated one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in the 20th century.

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