Today’s ‘Editor’s viewpoint’ , unsurprisingly, misses the point completely. The test for prosecution is not and never was an issue in MC,AA and BB. It does not feature in Starmer’s report.
Study instead Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy and the Peter Principle.
Look at the officials involved in this shambles and ask if they were up to the job.
Ask them what the organisation expected of them. The answer will be ‘stats’.
In my own experience , the high command was not interested in issues about victims, for example , about the evidence of young children , there were no medals for that.
Every organisation is taken over by the bureaucrats and every person in it is promoted beyond his/her level of ability. The PPS is no different.