How many knew what was going on, but said nothing?

European workers including nurses, social workers and teaching assistants protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London before lobbying MPs over their right to remain in the UK.  Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

RICK JACKSON: Why aren’t we on the streets protesting about Brexit?

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It’s good that we have a new hero to distract ourselves with, as the past few weeks have been miserable.

First came all the allegations of sex abuse levelled at Jimmy Savile, which have now prompted Labour leader Ed Miliband to call for an independent inquiry.

Then there were the doping allegations made against Lance Armstrong that have well and truly burst the bubble of love surrounding the sport.

In both cases, you have to wonder at how many people knew what was going on but chose to say nothing.

I’ve never really been one for conspiracy theories, choosing to believe that, in the age of the internet and social media, things like this cannot be hidden away when we’re all so interconnected.

But I’ve been proved wrong.