Yesterday mild mannered TV presenter and a man not renowned for controversy Phillip Schofield was interviewing the PM on This Morning and handed him an internet-sourced list of suspected paedophilesÂ that he claimed to have found in âthree minutesâ during a âcursory glance at the internetâ for details of the scandal relating to abuse at the children’s home in north WalesÂ during the 1970s and 1980s.
The names were possibly of several politicians that are all over the internet, Cameron took the piece of paper and blanked the question. Later onÂ Downing Street denounced it as Â âtrial by Twitterâ and a âsilly stuntâ Â and a shocked Prime Minister complained Â of a âwitch huntâ against gay people.
Was Phillip Schofield right to hand the list to David Cameron? Some of these people are still alive and there has been no trial by jury.
Is the internet right to list Â all these names?
Are people fed up with failed enquiries and feel that the establishment can get away with, literary, murder?
Is This Morning the correct place for a debate like this? Is this really a witch hunt against gay people as David Cameron claims? Will there be cover up? Can you just stick names up on the internet of people without proof? Is trial by internet wrong or the only option people feel they have because of the lack of official action?
Is this not something for the Courts to sort out?
When the names are all over the internet why is Schofield taking the flak? What do you think? (don’t mention any of the names!)