In Britain we had an additional burden: legislators who preferred criminal justice to be an auction of fake toughness, so long as the toughness was not too tough to design. So no one likes terrorists? Let’s bring in lots of terror laws, the tougher the better.
Not your average woooly liberal ranter, but the previous DPP for England and Wales, no less.
Yet the heart of a prosecutor still beats strongly. Sir Ken would open up a whole new chapter in the unfolding story of the financial crisis.
In Britain, no one has any confidence that fraud in the banks will be prosecuted as crime…