MPs Weigh In On Child Abuse Inquiry Woes (And A Peer Declares An Eyebrow Raising Interest)

The Inquiry shows up the short-comings of what money and sex can buy: power over others, dishonesty, cover-ups and reputational ruin… With deep sighs, high hopes and HUGE respect for you, Natasha!

Researching Reform

As victims, survivors and Inquiry panel members continue to go head to head on the latest issues to plague the nation’s Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse, politicians and peers have been having it out in Parliament this week, too.

The debate transcript from the House of Commons makes for a very frustrating read. Lisa Nandy’s Urgent Question, which asked for an update on how the Inquiry is handling the latest setbacks, was met with resistance by Sarah Newton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department. Every time a question was asked about the state of the Inquiry – was the Chair recruiting new Lead Counsel, was a new Chair going to be put forward – the response was always the same: the Inquiry functions ‘Independently’ from Government, so…. no comment.

The argument the government puts forward for not giving any details about the Inquiry’s current state is a legal one. Under…

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One Response to MPs Weigh In On Child Abuse Inquiry Woes (And A Peer Declares An Eyebrow Raising Interest)

  1. truth1 says:

    Rome learned too late that big government leads to big money which leads to big corruption and decadence. Sadly, we do not retain the lessons of Rome, as good as they were. Big national government is the problem. No government should be bigger than a community or perhaps about 250 people. Very small so that it can not accumulate that much in wealth, power, or abuse. The small size keeps everyone close, familiar, and accountable. Everyone knows everyone else’s business and that is a good thin. Being strangers is dangerous. Its easy to neglect or not care about strangers as in a dense city. So London, on size alone, could not possibly be healthy or good.

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