When the Police investigated Savile and found nothing, it was not in the 1970s. It was in 2007, when hundreds of people had been convicted of child abuse decades earlier.
The only arrest has been of Britain's best-known child sex abuser, who has already done time for it on two continents. And even he has been released on bail.
One really does have to wonder.
Someone, probably someone broadsheet and therefore unused to this sort of thing, will go too far in print, most obviously about Freddie Starr, and be sued into the ground. And then what?
Still, it's an ill wind, and all that. This is an opportunity to point out the seamlessness between the 1960s and the 1980s. This is an opportunity to point out the true character of the Sexual Revolution. This is an opportunity to point out the true character of Margaret Thatcher.
And this is an opportunity to make it a criminal offence for any person to engage in any sexual act with or upon anyone under the age of 18 who is more than two (or possibly three) years younger than himself, or to incite any such person to commit any such act with or upon him or any third party anywhere in the world.
The maximum sentence would be imprisonment for twice the difference in age, or for life where that difference was five years or more.
Ed Miliband, over to you.