In amongst the angst and public breast-beating after the news emerged that the Parole Board was doing its job, we hear that the famous motor-mouth Yvette Cooper stated:-
‘Given the seriousness of this case, the Parole Board should publish their reasons immediately so both the decision and the process can be scrutinised before this man is released. We also need to know what information and support was given to all the victims before this decision was taken.’
Miss Cooper should know that all Parole Board decisions are sealed, and cannot be discussed with anyone outside the Service. The Parole people, as an Independent Body, have insulated themselves pretty well, as not even the Home Secretary can overrule a decision.
The Parole Board chief stated ‘Not our job to state if he is guilty or not of other crimes’, but instead on the balance of risk, judge whether this prisoner going to reoffend? Perhaps they missed the pre-sentencing report which stated ‘’He was a repetitive predatory sexual offender”.
What we should be asking is why Keir Starmer allowed this; and why the ever-fragrant yet publicly-parsimonious Baroness Scotland did not push for a higher sentence in first place. When, not if, Warboys strikes again, could there be a case for judicial action against these two liberal nobodies?