The scope of the child abuse inquiry is so wide, it is likely to take two years before a verdict is reached, was the common view in the media. Today, the Daily Express informed us: “It’s not just the illegal activities of MPs and peers that will be scrutinised, the inquiry panel will also consider potential wrongdoing in the BBC, the NHS, the church, MI5, charities, the judiciary, councils and political parties.” Thousands of witnesses could be called, said the Home Secretary.There is such strong feeling about these revelations, why can’t the MPs and peers part of the inquiry be handled now, separately, and the facts investigated, as the Express suggests, by professional investigators, not well meaning amateurs? The public is sick of being fobbed off.
The rationale is probably that to investigate this now would taint the General Election. The danger is that moral outrage will grow. Shoving this under the carpet could be fatally damaging to a view of politicians that is becoming more sickened, jaundiced and disillusioned by the day.
Update: Butler-Sloss was behind a controversial paedo ruling.
The brother of Butler-Sloss was accused of a coverup.
It is claimed that Baroness Butler-Sloss kept details of an Anglican Bishop out of the public domain.
There is also scandal about the husband of Baroness Butler-Sloss and possible links with child prostitutes.
After less than a week, Baroness Butler-Sloss has resigned, as Theresa May faces a select committee to explain herself.