• The past can cast a long shadow.

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    Above, the now famous photograph of the Duke of York pictured with Miss Virginia Roberts (then 17) in 2001.

    “It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts. Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.” This was the statement issued by Buckingham Palace in response to the actions of the late Mr Epstein.

    Certain FACTS have to be kept in mind. Firstly the relevant law – which for HRH the Duke of York is as follows:

    ~ Except in certain situations, the age of sexual consent in the UK is 16.

    ~ The law in the UK relating to exploitative conduct of a kind likely to induce or encourage a person to take part in sexual activity is contained in Section 14 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 ~ which relates to activities of a different nature.
    ~ With certain exceptions (WW2 war crimes), retrospective prosecutions do not take place in the UK.

    Notwithstanding the above, the USA is notorious for attempting (and often succeeding) in extending it’s criminal law jurisdiction to other countries resulting in persons who had never imagined they were at risk of prosecution in the USA ending up in the USA and coerced into making “plea-bargains” to avoid the possibility of spending decades in the harsh conditions of the US prison system.

    It appears that the Duke of York’s fortunes (good / bad) are linked to those of Ghislaine Maxwell.
    GOTO: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/12/ghislaine-maxwell-woman-accused-jeffrey-epstein-groom-girls

    • Wasn’t it Blair who allowed a wide ranging extradition agreement with the USA, to apply to UK citizens whilst not ensuring we could do the same to theirs?

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