Yet again, Lord Hanningfield is in the papers. Now I didn't mind hearing him when he was Leader of Essex County Council; I may not have agreed with what he said, but it's right that the ECC Leader gets the column inches. But now Hanningfield has resigned, awaiting an appearance in court on 11 March in connection with his expenses. So how come we have to hear him bleating his innocence? Tell it to the judge.
The newspaper is not publishing anybody else's comments about Hanningfield, possibly so that it doesn't prejudice his trial. So why is it OK for the paper to devote so much space to Hanningfield, and for him to explain he's done nothing wrong, yet, as usual, the common person has no voice?