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    Phillip Green

    So why all the fuss when Philip Green does the same thing? With private money?
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    Phillip Green

    It seems to me that the CPS paid him off in lieu of not admitting any guilt. Sound familiar? Certainly the lack of any moral outrage of this NDA by the usual suspects is resounding.
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    Phillip Green

    Looks like the CPS are fond of NDA's too. Protecting their reputation? https://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/paul-gambaccini-payout-crown-prosecution-service-unfounded-historical-sex-abuse-allegations-a8615516.html No wrongdoing of course - nothing to see - move along....
  4. If it were anyone else besides a policeman, this guy would have been nailed to the wall. Instead police use gaggimg order on the press and there is ‘insuffient evidence’ to prosecute. Pull the other one. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6342597/Police-detective-badgered-21-subordinates-sex-kicked-force.html
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    Phillip Green

    Again a tribunal issue. Unlesss of course he got physical and racist - it could be classed as a hate crime. But of course these are merely allegations.
  6. Happened with Jack Straw’s son too ~ while he was Home Secretary. Labour are all hypocrites.
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    Phillip Green

    Is it sexual harassment or sexual assault? If the latter, it is a police matter and no NDA or gagging order can prevent the complainant from making a further charge. I’m going to guess it was sexual harassment. Basically the guy acted like a chauvinistic ****, and his employee made a complaint wanting to take him to tribunal. Instead of everyone going through that process he offered them a mutually agreeable settlement as long as they signed a standard NDA. Both parties made that choice voluntarily.
  8. The principle of our justice system is innocent until proven guilty. Except in the court of the tabloid press of course.
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    Phillip Green

    This is not correct. NDA’s are a two way street. You have a grievance against someone, you settle it. In this case with a financial settlement. NDA’s are signed with independent legal advice on both sides. Please read this: https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/what-lord-peter-hain-didnt-consider-when-he-rushed-to-name-name-philip-green/
  10. It depends on how you define ’rare’. It 1% rare enough? We actually don’t know. I would think that when it comes to rape cases the miscarriage of justice Stats will be much higher than other crimes as typically there is no physical evidence - but rather the decision comes down to how the jury perceives the accused and accuser.
  11. This attitude is why we need anonymity in such cases for both the accused and accuser. Because even if you are innocent, you are guilty.
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    Phillip Green

    The NDA’s were not signed under duress and did not prevent them from speaking to police. NDA’s are a two way street protecting the privacy of both parties. This has been denied to both thanks to Hain. Read the link I posted above written by a barrister much more eloquently than I could.
  13. They are 100% guilty if a court of law said so - ergo the two thirds acquitted for rape are indeed 100% innocent. The cps themselves have conceded there have been grave miscarriages of justice https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/jun/05/scores-of-uk-sexual-offence-cases-stopped-over-evidence-failings
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    Phillip Green

    This may answer some questions: https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/what-lord-peter-hain-didnt-consider-when-he-rushed-to-name-name-philip-green/ And one does have to wonder if Hain didn't have a conflict of interest: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6321173/Peter-Hain-works-law-firm-advised-Telegraph-Philip-Green-injunction.html
  15. Here is a US take on it - #MeToo is already having a bit of a backlash. This is sad, because the initial premise of the movement was sound - but has now taken a life of its own and suffering the scourge of unintended consequences. https://amp.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/10/15/after-a-year-of-metoo-american-opinion-has-shifted-against-victims
  16. Except it isn't just one man is it. The only reason he is not in prison is because he was able to prove his innocence. There are undoubtedly many many innocent men in prison due to false allegations and I fail to see how anyone can justify this to "balance the books" for women who have been wronged. Surely both sides deserve justice? The police and CPS have acknowledged the withholding of evidence. In the Mark Pearson case I linked to above - they actually misrepresented video evidence until they were caught out. Yet they still decided to prosecute - despite there being no evidence at all. Why? Perhaps to "balance the books". I do feel for those women who have been wronged - but I think this witch hunt is going to end up hurting women more than it helps them in the long run. Undoubtedly the incidence of false allegations are small in comparison to actual rapes - but every single false allegation puts a nail in the coffin for the true victims. Juries will slowly become more and more skeptical, particularly when they see false accusers are not punished, and still retain their right to anonymity while the falsely accused life is basically ruined with no resourse. But for some - this is a price worth paying for to "balance the books:".
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    Debenhams now!

    It'll be the Arcadia group shops next -Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, etc.
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    Phillip Green

    When it comes to #MeToo - you are always guilty unless you can prove yourself innocent. Even if you are proven innocent, you are still guilty. It is about time that any time an accuser has the right of anonymity - the accused should have the same right until convicted.
  19. CPS are the wrong people to ask - how can they possibly police themselves? What about all the false allegations - blatantly false - which the CPS refuse to prosecute? How about this one: https://gogetfunding.com/innocence/ It happens more than one thinks - and devastates the accused lives. Some say it is 'a small price to pay. To me this smacks of misandry. If you have a few bob spare - please support Mark. I think we deserve an answer as to who/how/why this ever ended up in court. Allison Saunders has a lot to answer for.
  20. The home shredders say they are good up to 40mm, but I wouldn't use it for anything more than 25mm. What they do best is take a load of cuttings and condense them down to something manageable.
  21. True enough - but eventually it will need replacing. The Bosch one uses a reversible blade, so when it is dull, you just flip it over and use the other side. After that you either need to re-sharpen, or replace.
  22. If you look at the same place you found them for 9.99 - you will see them out of stock. It is a common complaint in the reviews. You can find them elsewhere - at double the price. Will you find them in 5 years time? Who knows. One of the reasons I like to buy quality brands which sell spares and support their products for a long time. In the long run, it pays off.
  23. I have a Bosch. It seems to handle everything. Thin and thick.
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