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5.0 out of 5 stars Well, they would lie, wouldn't they?
The Profumo Affair is generally known as a scandal involving sex and spies from the "swinging sixties". But, in this meticulously researched book, human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson shows that it also involved a gross miscarriage of justice.

The "scandal" blew up in 1963 and arose from the fact that the Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, had been...
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3.0 out of 5 stars At the dull and boring end of the spectrum
Robertson certainly isn't writing a book for readers of the former News of the World but it really is rather dull and repetitious. Facts and arguments re-emerge repeatedly and the book has the sense of needing a good editor. Robertson presumably believes that his readers are not blessed with much of a memory in what is not a very long book. The case IS very odd and seems...
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book well written, 24 April 2014
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I like the forensic analysis of the evidence and would recommend the book to anyone interested in how politics can intrude into justice even in the UK
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading to shew how rotten political life was in the mid 20th century, 16 April 2014
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This detailing of the outrageous behaviour of the political inner circle with corruption of the police and courts by the system to destroy Stephen Ward is horrific. The description of the legal process by the court is spine-chilling with no chance given of fainess since the prosecutor and judge were wholly unprincipled and prejudiced in their conduct . This should be read with Julian Critchley's biography to understand the rotten political Mafia of the time. It probably hasn't changed!.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent summary of the many errors of politicians and judges that resulted in a tragic miscarriage of justice, 10 Mar 2014
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Geoffrey Robertson puts the case for a review of the trial of Stephen Ward with clarity and force. His summary of the political and legal history demonstrates a very serious miscarriage of justice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bring up the bodies !!!, 6 Feb 2014
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The author pulls no punches on the dead or the living in this searching professional analysis of an astounding misuse of legal process by the government of the day, and miscarriage of justice by the judiciary. I was a schoolboy when the events took place, and until now had never quite grasped the essential details of these goings-on. There exists no justification for the establishment not exposing to public scrutiny the full transcript of the Ward case and Lord Denning's report, not to mention the later discovery of the investigating detective's unexplained fortune, likely to have been received for keeping certain names out of the public eye. Did Denning have the authority to guarantee to his interviewees the lengthy embargo on publication? Does it have any legal standing? We are told, incredibly, that the official reason for suppression of the details is their sensational nature!!! How is this in the public interest?

Is there a Snowden in the house?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Clearly states the case for overturning conviction, 16 Jan 2014
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Written very much in legal format and language and makes a convincing case for legal review. Inevitably there is less concentration on the historical context and why the appeal court should address this 50 year old miscarriage of justice now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book, 14 Jan 2014
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The cliche 'couldn't put it down' is generally applied to thrillers with a twist in the tail that offer surprises along the way. There aren't many surprises here, just a mind-numbing sense of indignation that the establishment - a home secretary, high-ranking policemen and the judiciary, churchgoers all - could prosecute a man not guilty of any crime and hound him to suicide with trumped-up charges simply because his presence inconvenienced them. Beautifully written and forensically argued, this book exposes hypocrisy at the highest levels and shames those who refuse to allow the transcripts of the trial to finally be made public. The fact that none of those allied against Ward could conceive the idea that a woman might enjoy sex for its own sake, that any such woman would have to be a whore, says it all really. I couldn't put it down.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a re-hash really, 30 Dec 2013
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Little here is new evidence, just previous work assembled into a barrister's brief - not the most readable of styles. But let's hope it is effective.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fresh revelation to dismay us all and forever. ..., 8 Aug 2014
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A fresh revelation to dismay us all and forever. To think that this was taking place in the United Kingdom!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 25 Aug 2014
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Can't really comment as I bought it for my son. Haven't heard yet what he thought of it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 20 Sep 2014
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Excellent!!
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