Further questions raised about whether or not Lord Janner is fit to stand trial

The Guardian:

Lord Janner of Braunstone, the Labour peer ruled too unwell with dementia by the prosecuting authorities to face child abuse charges, could face further police inquiries after the House of Lords confirmed that he signed an official document just eleven days ago.

A letter sent to the clerk of the parliaments that has been released to the Guardian shows Janner’s signature appeared on a request for a leave of absence from the House of Lords on 9 April.

A spokesman for the House of Lords said on Monday that the signature matched previous examples from the peer and there was no reason to believe that it was signed by someone else.

The timing of the decision by the director of public prosecutions, Alison Saunders, to avoid bringing him to trial seems very, very convenient for all concerned.