“To be fair to the foot soldiers of the Crown Office, they are all struggling with such heavy workloads it’s doubtful any of them would have had the time to ‘Google’ this chap beforehand.”It's not like they had to, though. All they had to do was read the court documents.
Mr Haworth last night said he declared his links to the SSPCA in every case he worked on and insisted there was no conflict of interest.Heh! Good thing he wasn't on oath when he said that.
The hierarchy of the SSPCA has come under close scrutiny since a series of exposés by The Sunday Post about previous chief executive Stuart Earley. Mr Earley earned £216,000 in 2015 – a salary of £185,000 and a £31,000 bonus – as well as pension contributions of £31,000.
He left the charity shortly after it was revealed his basic pay had increased by 3.2% from £185,000 to £190,855.The bigger the charity, the greedier the people running it. It's like a law of nature.
A spokesman for the Crown Office said it would be inappropriate to comment.Translation: "Whatever we say, there's no getting out of this!"