Why allow presumption of guilt to hang over late PM?
SSAFA Service of Remembrance at Salisbury Cathedral last Friday reminded us of the 200,000 British soldiers killed at the Battle of Passchendaele, many of them from the Wiltshire Regiment and the Wiltshire Yeomanry exactly 100 years ago.
There was a poignancy about the lone piper playing the old Scottish lament, Flo’ers o’ the Forest as he disappeared down the central aisle.
It reminded me that I was there when the coffin of the late Sir Edward Heath was borne up the same aisle with full military honours in 2005.
It reminded me that I was there when the coffin of the late Sir Edward Heath was borne up the same aisle with full military honours in 2005. (He took part in the Normandy landings, and thereafter commanded my own regiment, the Honourable Artillery Company.) The results of the Wiltshire Police investigation into the ludicrous allegations against him were announced last week. 118 people responded to their disgraceful call for ‘victims’ at the gates of Sir Edward’s house. 111 of them have been dismissed out of hand. The seven remaining allegations which would have been sufficiently credible, apparently, to warrant Sir Edward’s questioning ‘under caution’, if he were still alive, are a pretty mixed lot.
cheerleaders but I thought that she handled the catastrophic conference speech with dignity and courage. What’s more, she is Prime Minister and deserves our support.
the army, government, Prime Minister; the rule of law and presumption of innocence. Especially in times of national turbulence we need certainty and stability amongst these institutions.