Chris Hobbs excellent article on the problems facing the police as regards child abuse. The honest police are desperately needed to come forward and tell the truth over what has happened in the past and what is happening now. The trail to the top of the orders chain needs to be followed to find out what has gone wrong.
An issue which is not mentioned is whether CEOP being moved to the National Crime Agency (NCA) is a good move and whether the NCA can be trusted.
A Guest Blog by Chris Hobbs
The issue in relation to possible, systematic child abuse by establishment figures, has, over the last forty years, been like a bad penny which has appeared time and time again only to be buried on each occasion by a surfeit of loose change before making another unwelcome appearance.
When I was a young Met officer in the 80’s, every policeman and woman in London knew of rumours surrounding Cyril Smith and we all waited for something to happen but it never did. As is becoming apparent, Cyril Smith may well be the very large tip of a very large iceberg. The question is whether enquiries announced by the Government will succeed in their objectives or indeed whether establishment figures in the Government actually want every skeleton to be laid bare given the fact that obtaining the decision to hold any form of meaningful enquiry…
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