the usual formulation is "credible witness" i think: which means the testimony may be implausible but nothing (besides this specific implausibility) seems to stand against our taking the witness seriously*
*and of course credible witnesses often just make mistakes
― mark s, Thursday, 5 October 2017 11:48 (two years ago) link
xpsonly one she alleged. And given the children's home he was frequenting, and its sordid history - it seems credible enough to me.
― calzino, Thursday, 5 October 2017 11:49 (two years ago) link
well tbf the focus of operation conifer wasn't 'what would the police do about these allegations today' it was 'is there any substance to these kid-fucking allegations about ted heath and others' xp to sv
― more bemused than human (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 5 October 2017 11:50 (two years ago) link
and to that end
As part of the £1.5m investigation, three people unconnected to Sir Edward were arrested for offences related to child abuse, one of whom is still being investigated.
― more bemused than human (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 5 October 2017 11:51 (two years ago) link
That's the point of the operation but if the conclusion as to whether there is any substance to it is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ then i'm not sure how much value there is in publicly saying they would have questioned him - which would be the starting point of any basic investigation but will inevitably be interpreted as an indicator of guilt however many qualifiers they put in.
― Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Thursday, 5 October 2017 11:58 (two years ago) link
Strikes me as a weird statement to release.
― Tom's Tits Experiment (Tom D.), Thursday, 5 October 2017 12:01 (two years ago) link
the fact that the police also leaked to newspapers about how they're "110% sure" that there is substance to the allegations may lead one to think a lot of this is about justifying the time and resources that have been spent on this
― soref, Thursday, 5 October 2017 12:03 (two years ago) link
given that it was already known operation conifer's remit would include ted heath it surely would have been stranger if they hadn't addressed their findings, inconclusive as they are, when the report was published
it'd be the first thing the media would ask about, might as well address it head-on
― more bemused than human (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 5 October 2017 12:04 (two years ago) link
This business seems to have run its course:
― the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 14:28 (one year ago) link
― ☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 14:45 (one year ago) link
I don't wanna say "I told you so", but...
― Tuomas, Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:00 (one year ago) link