Almost 100 times longer than the average

According to statistics the CPS currently takes an average of 8.6 days to come to a decision as to whether to prosecute. The CPS has had a case open on Phorm for 848 days now. If it takes much longer they will have taken as long as they would have on one hundred other cases. Of course the CPS claim that there has been no political interference, but this is very difficult to believe when these sorts of delays are involved.

And don’t expect an answer any time soon. They had previously promised to come to a decision by the end of last year, but at the last minute decided that this was no longer going to be the case.

No political interference? After 848 days spent doing virtually nothing? Do they honestly expect us to believe that?