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I've been stunned at the succession of disgraceful stories of injustice and corruption in the UK in the last few weeks. Some go back for decades :-

1. The Post Office - problems with 'Horizon' software covered up for years while many hundreds of local Postmasters endured false accusation https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/23/22399721/uk-post-office-software-bug-criminal-convictions-overturned

2. The Deepcut barracks deaths - an ongoing tragedy endured by the Families - apparently one more case was hidden from the Investigators https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57428716

3. Daniel Morgan a P.I. murdered - a report suggest the Met police were 'rotten to the core'. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9690077/Corruption-cover-ups-Met-Police-chief-face-consequences.html

4.The BBC re-employed Martin Bashir whilst knowing of his criminal deception of Princess Diana.

I'm sure all Democracies have their problems but even so  . . . . . .  :'(
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More dirty corners - what HAS happened to the UK   ::)

"Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi should have been identified as a threat to security on the night he killed 22, a public inquiry ruled today - as it revealed nine missed opportunities to stop the deadliest attack on British soil since 2005. Inquiry chair Sir John Saunders said Arena operator SMG, its security provider Showsec and British Transport Police, who patrolled the area adjoining Manchester Victoria rail station, were 'principally responsible' for the failings.

In a blistering summary, he criticised 'serious shortcomings' by stewards for Showsec, particularly after a worried parent drew their attention to the bomber lurking around suspiciously for nearly an hour but a poorly-trained security guard did not want to confront him for fear of being called racist. He also slammed British Transport Police after officers drove five miles for a kebab over a two-hour lunch break, leaving no one on duty in the City Room Foyer, where Abedi blew himself up on May 22, 2017 during an Ariana Grande concert
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9696673/Damning-report-reveals-Manchester-bomber-easily-dodged-security-kill-22.html

And . . . .

"Priti Patel and Robert Buckland have apologised to rape victims, as they admitted they were “deeply ashamed” that thousands of them have been denied justice. The Home Secretary, Justice Secretary and Attorney General Michael Ellis said the failings in the criminal justice system were “completely unacceptable,” as they pledged to prosecute more than 1,000 extra rape suspects by the end of the current Parliament.

“We owe this to every victim and are extremely sorry that the system has reached this point,” they said in a 60-page review setting out measures to reverse plummeting rape prosecution rates. “These are trends of which we are deeply ashamed. Victims of rape are being failed. Thousands of victims have gone without justice. But this isn’t just about numbers – every instance involves a real person who has suffered a truly terrible crime.

“We are not prepared to accept that rape is just ‘too difficult’ a crime to prosecute. We can, and must, do better. At the heart of this review is a system and culture change to ensure that victims feel supported and able to stay engaged with their case.” The review revealed more than half (57 per cent) of rape victims withdraw from their cases because they feel disbelieved or judged, fear for their mental health, and cannot face the trauma of a trial.

Of an estimated 128,000 rape victims in the past year, just 1,929 saw their suspected attacker charged, a rate of only 1.5 per cent, down from more than eight per cent on just five years ago
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/06/17/priti-patel-deeply-ashamed-many-rape-victims-have-denied-justice/
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