MPs back Liam Allan’s crowdfunded justice movement

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Seven months after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was forced to drop a rape prosecution of Liam Allan, the student who became the reluctant poster boy for the scandalous disclosure failures has launched a campaign on social media to prevent miscarriages of justice.

DjQutmeX0AAat0GBacked by MPs including Nigel Evans, the former Commons deputy speaker, who in 2014 was acquitted of charges of rape and sexual assault charges, the campaign seeks to bring together all the disparate groups interested in criminal justice reform and elect a five-strong review panel that will act as a watchdog to monitor the CPS and police, make them accountable for change and provide ideas for reform.

Mr Allan, together with Manchester University professor, Claire McGourlay, who runs the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre, and second-year Sheffield University law student Annie Brodie Ackers, initially want to increase…

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  1. As you may recall, I was prosecuted in 2015 for alleged misuse of my allowances and expenses as an MEP. In fact, throughout my five years in the European Parliament I did my public duty on behalf of the electors of SE England. Two years later, after publishing a book about irredeemable corruption in the EU, the European Commission contrived with the UK government to accuse me of fraud and several other offences. (Kill the messenger if you can’t kill the message.)

    An analysis of the events before, during and after my trial demonstrate that English law was not properly applied. In particular:
    – English law was used to decide EU law;
    – the judge was hand-picked;
    – the charges I faced were changed several times, including at the end of the trial;
    – the final version of the charges were never put to me;
    – my defence was wilfully obstructed;
    – the timing of the trial was orchestrated for blatant political purposes;
    – and afterwards the EU demanded compensation!

    I am aware of the obstacles facing any potential appeal, especially given my history as a political trouble-maker. Nonetheless, the facts should be known, especially given the connivance of the two governments.

    The full story is now on my website:

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