Monday, 14 July 2014

Twitter and not Parliament claims scalp of former Judge

I make no apologies for repeating this Daily Telegraph article as completely as I have.  It needs reading and it needs actioning.  If Cameron and Co continually surround themselves with those culpable for criminal activity, then they have to accept the wrath of those who can and do investigate their dubious claims of impartiality.




One child protection expert said Baroness Butler-Sloss' involvement in the ruling had the unintended consequence of allowing paedophiles to get away with their crimes.  Photo: PA


Baroness Butler-Sloss, the retired judge appointed to investigate claims of an establishment child sex abuse cover-up, was responsible for a controversial ruling which prevented warnings being issued about dangerous paedophiles. 
Senior social workers attacked her decision - made when she was an Appeal Court judge - and warned that it would have “major ramifications”. 
As the Government faced growing pressure to review its decision to appoint Lady Butler-Sloss to the major new inquiry, one child protection expert said the peer’s involvement in the ruling had the unintended consequence of allowing paedophiles to get away with their crimes.
Lady Butler-Sloss was appointed by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, last Tuesday to lead an overarching review of allegations of child sex abuse by prominent politicians and other figures in institutions such as the Church and the BBC.