Saturday, 1 November 2014

Fiona Woolf quits abuse enquiry

FIONA Woolf resigned as Chair of the government's sex abuse enquiry last night.  She has been under attack for days about her links to former Home Secretary Leon Brittan.  Last night she said that perhaps the government will find 'a hermit' somewhere to lead the enquiry.

Today, the Daily Mail a critic of Fiona Woolf and her predecessor in the post Lady Butler-Sloss, offered its own suggestions as to who may be in line to lead the enquiry (see below):
Following the resignations of two sex abuse inquiry chairman in just four months, several names were last night being mentioned as possible replacements. They include:
 Professor Alexis Jay, who carried out the recent inquiry into how the authorities ignored widespread sex abuse in Rotherham. She is already an adviser but could be bumped up to chairman. However, is not a lawyer.
 Michael Mansfield, the campaigning QC who has played a significant role in high profile inquests and court cases involving such controversial issues as Bloody Sunday and the death of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes, shot dead by the Met Police after being mistaken for a terrorist.
 Jim Gamble, the former senior police officer and exhead of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). However, he fell out with Theresa May over bringing CEOP within the National Crime Agency.
 Esther Rantzen, the former presenter of That’s Life and Hearts of Gold, who founded and ran the child protection charity ChildLine. A long-standing campaigner on behalf of child abuse victims.
Our readers must decide who they fancy from this lot.

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