Sunday 14 August 2016

New Chairwoman to replace Goddard

Following the non-surprise and totally expected resignation of Justice Dame Lowell Goddard QC, see:, the government has appointed a new chairwoman for the "independent" inquiry into child sexual abuse. Fourth time lucky perhaps. The latest appointee is Prof. Alexis Jay, a social worker and not a lawyer. She led the inquiry into the Rotherham paedophile ring scandal, an inquiry that should never have been necessary and wouldn't have been if her own profession had not helped cover up the crime. It might be a statistical blip with all the women in positions of authority these days, but are the government specifically favouring a female chair for this inquiry? Perhaps to give the process a maternal ambiance and lull us into a false sense of security. See: I wonder how long this one will last.

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