When Jimmy Savile was buried people lined the streets like he was a princess or a gangster. Did they come for the show or were they really in mourning? Soldiers carried the coffin: how on earth did that come about?
Savile's grave is topped by a huge vainglorious lump of marble with pictures of his gurning face etched into its shiny surface and some lines of execrable verse. The cemetery authorities have had to mount a guard on it. How long can they afford to keep that up? How soon before someone with a lump hammer or a JCB gets through?