World: An Ordeal by Scandal

An Ordeal by Scandal Jeremy Thorpe, facing possible life sentence, goes on trial

"How say you, Thorpe, are you guilty or not guilty?" The clerk's loud, unemotional voice carried across the small, airless courtroom to the oak and glass-paneled dock. The tallest of the four defendants, a somber figure in a dark gray suit, stood uncertainly. When it came, the response was low and fatigued: "Not guilty." With that, former Liberal Party Leader Jeremy Thorpe, 50, once a rising star of British politics, last week went on trial in London's Old Bailey criminal court for...

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