The law’s delay and the insolence of office are listed, in arguably the English language’s most sublime speech, as examples of the natural shocks that we humans will encounter, simply through the act of being born. This has not changed since Shakespeare’s day. When the wait for justice becomes unacceptably long, people look for other ways to have their case heard.
From time to time, as a ghostwriter, I am contacted by individuals who declare themselves to be whistleblowers. They have witnessed health and safety breaches, bullying, price fixing or worse, and they feel that they haven’t been heard. Each time, naturally, I carry out checks to see if their story has merit. And each time it has. There may be some self-declared whistleblowers who exaggerate, or who are fantasists, but I haven’t encountered one yet. Read more “Trial by media can be fairer“