The Meeting with the Abuse Inquiry Secretariat at Millbank Tower, Friday October 31st, 2014

Desiring Progress

Yesterday (Friday, October 31st, 2014) I attended the roundtable for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse at Millbank Tower, together with 20 others. Whilst it would not be appropriate to provide a full list of attendees, various have otherwise identified themselves or been identified: Peter Wanless from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), Peter Saunders from the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC), Liz Davies, former social worker and whistleblower at Islington Council, now Reader in Child Protection at London Metropolitan University, Peter McKelvie, former child protection manager involved in the 1992 investigation into Peter Righton, Jonathan West, St Benedict’s School parent and campaigner into abuse at Ealing Abbey and associated schools and spokesperson for MandateNow, Alison Millar from Leigh Day Solicitors, Lucy Duckworth from Ministry & Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors  (MACSAS), and Fay Maxted from The…

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1 Response to The Meeting with the Abuse Inquiry Secretariat at Millbank Tower, Friday October 31st, 2014

  1. artmanjosephgrech says:

    Ian’s Blog together with well informed article on the Main on Sunday and on line plus the William Hague comments on Andrew Marr and Tom Watsons comment that theory Minister are determined for a proper inquiry and that it will go ahead come what May. However the view of the Labour party leadership, the Chair of the Home Affairs Committee, other Labour backbenchers Nick Clegg and Lib Dem backbenchers will only become more clear in the official comments and questions made tomorrow afternoon

    That Dr Liz Davies and Ian Pace were invited to the meeting was the most significant piece of news I have had in several months although there will be those horrified because of the part played with Tom and others in bringing this matter to the attention of the Government, the media and the public in general

    It will be self evident that perpetrators as yet not prosecuted, whoever they are, will be against the inquiry as well as police investigations because identifying those who covered up could lead to more perpetrators being unmasked

    There is also the important issue of those who covered up which I continue to hope will be the first focus of the documentation search and other information made available to the panel. It will be evident that those who covered up and who were not ordered to do so will also be opposed to the inquiry.

    The position taken tomorrow by those asking questions of the Secretary of State will provide the answer to the question is there a conspiracy within the House of Commons to stop or irrevocably damage the inquiry and those already appointed to the panel. The position then taken by mainstream media especially the BBC will also indicate the survival before and after the General Election.

    However it also important to remind that the Labour Party is the official Opposition and in the adversarial nature of the House of Commons and our legal system. Well thought out questioning by the opposition is one way to ensure that Tory backbenchers rally behind the Home Sec even if some of her colleagues including Ministers seek her downfall for personal or political ambitions.

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