Leading Article: A Case That May Inflict Serious Damage on the Monarch and Monarchy
IMAGINE IF the Prime Minister had allowed an innocent man to go on trial while in possession of a critical piece of evidence that resulted in his acquittal. Suppose that the only plausible explanations for his conduct were either a breathtaking naivety bordering on the negligent or a deliberate attempt to manipulate justice bordering on the criminal. He would not survive in office for more than a few days.
It is fair, therefore, to ask the most sceptical questions of the Queen's account of why she brought the trial of Paul Burrell, butler to Diana, Princess of Wales, to an end.
It seems curious, to put it no higher, that the Queen did not appreciate the …
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Publication information: Article title: Leading Article: A Case That May Inflict Serious Damage on the Monarch and Monarchy. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: November 2, 2002. Page number: 20. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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