Belfast trial must help to move us towards a tipping point

Belfast trial must help to move us towards a tipping point
Paddy Jackson: acquitted of all charges

The casual acceptance of men treating women badly must be challenged each and every time it happens

Unusually, the public didn’t simply wait for the verdict to be reported through the normal channels; large crowds turned up outside the Belfast courts complex as if somehow the case was so challenging and so confounding that people needed to hear the outcome of the case for themselves to make it make sense.

Well, the making sense part didn’t happen. Within hours of the four accused walking out of court, both the Public Prosecution...

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