1. The Daily Mail‘s own obit for Cyril Smith mentions no allegations against him nor has any of the standard tabloid speak for giving a knowing nod and wink without actually saying something up front.
2. It’s not really about the Lib Dems or Cyril Smith. It’s about press regulation. As the last line in the latest Daily Mail editorial says, “With people like these to contend with, could there be any more powerful argument for keeping politicians’ grubby hands off the freedom of the Press?”
UPDATE: Despite #1, the evidence now is compelling.