Dear Mrs Woolf
No shame in standing down
A substantial number of people – especially survivors and those concerned with the progress of the child sex abuse inquiry (as now constituted – urge you to review your position as chair of the child sex abuse inquiry and to resign. There is no shame in that. It sounds, from your session with the Home Affairs Select Committee, as though the first approach from the Home Secretary was brief. Now you know more about the job and have considered it in the light of your other commitments and your expertise, you can honestly say you know you are not the appropriate person for the role.
It is generally known that Mr Vaz has asked you to respond by tomorrow to a number of questions arising from the Committee session. Separately a survivor has raised the operation of the inquiry with the Home…
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