Amid the successive clusterfucks of the May government a piece of good news, very good news actually; the awful Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders has been sacked*.
The Telegraph reports that her tenure started badly:
Operation Elvedon, an investigation into alleged payments by journalists to the police and other public officials. The investigation cost £20million but failed to secure the single conviction of a single journalist who was tried.
and went downhill from there:
Operation Yewtree, an investigation into allegations of historic sex offences involving celebrities. The investigation secured several high-profile convictions, including Gary Glitter, Max Clifford, Rolf Harris and Dave Lee Travis, but attracted criticism from other celebrities who were cleared after extensive investigations.
Her dismissal comes:
as every rape case in the country is under review after the collapse of four rape trials in the space of two months when critical evidence was disclosed just days before cases were due to be heard in court.
The money quote is this:
Mrs Saunders was “more interested in convictions than she was in people being tried fairly”.
And that about sums it up.
*Not sacked actually, but made clear she will not be renewed at the end of her 5 year term