It takes a very special kind of idiot to put the leader of the British National Party in the right. But we have that kind of idiot.
The final decision to prosecute the pair was taken by Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney General, the day after Labour called the last General Election.
The Daily Telegraph understands there were concerns among some senior police officers about being called in to investigate on the basis of a BBC documentary which is thought to have cost £3300,000(sic) to produce.
It presented the BNP with a "win-win" prospect, that if its members were jailed they would go down as martyrs and if they were cleared it would be presented as a vindication of its policies.