Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Stranger Than Fiction

The Savile affair casts a lurid light backwards over the history of the past half century. Last night Channel 4 News was interviewing people who'd worked at Broadmoor during Jimmy's incumbency. One of them remembered him serving beer to heavily medicated patients. Another remembered him ushering a star-struck teen into his on-site shag-pad. Putting him in charge (and yes, at one point he was chair of the task force that was running the place) had been Edwina Currie's wizard wheeze. One of the two interviewees made the obvious but inevitable crack about the lunatics taking over the asylum. Really, if you read this story-line in a novel you'd say it was impossibly far-fetched.
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