Friday, 18 November 2016
Child abuse inquiry withdrawals
I have to question the motives of the Shirley Oaks group in withdrawing cooperation from the Inquiry headed by Alexis Jay, and even more so the calls from some Labour spokesmen to restrict its scope. It is necessary to get as much evidence on the record as possible while witnesses are still with us and memories are relatively fresh. The alternative would allow the wildest conspiracy theories to linger while genuine abusers remain unidentified.