Questions that MUST be answered regarding the return to jail of Jon Venables, co-murderer of 2-year-old James Bulger:
1. Does the public’s the tabloid editor’s right to know supercede the importance of not prejudice a pending hearing?
2. Does this right to know also include an element of a right to turn up outside the prison gates brandishing flaming torches?
3. Are we prepared to admit the possibility exists for the rehabilitation of dangerous prisoners anymore?
Perhaps I am slow on the uptake, but these are the questions that I want answered before finding out what Jon Venables has been recalled for.
UPDATE: To note this link to the first Chapter of Blake Morrison’s ‘As If’, his account of the original trial.