posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 02:52 PM
I am totally amazed at the incompetence of the Home Secretary in being able to appoint an independent person to head up this public enquiry.
First off Theresa May appointed Baroness Butler Sloss, who just happened to be the sister of the Attorney General at the time an eight page dossier
was handed to then Home Secretary Leon Brittan in 1983, which accused eight public figures in being involved in the abuse of children in the care
system. A dossier Mr Brittan claims he dealt with appropriately and some details were passed to the police, but now appears no longer exists.
As a consequence of her connections and after a public outcry, she quite rightly decided to stand down, although she claimed her connections would not
have had any bearing on her public duty.
So, Theresa May had to appoint another person to head up the enquiry. After the initial appointment, you would have thought that she would do some
research on the background of potential candidates. If she did, it would appear she didn't do a very good job of it, in appointing Fiona Woolf.
Fiona Woolf's credentials would seem to fit the role, being a lawyer and having a good understanding of the law. She is also the current Lord Mayor
of London. However on October 21st, she wrote a letter to the Home Secretary declaring the fact that she lived on the same street as Leon Brittan and
had in fact invited the Brittan's to dinner on three occasions and attended a dinner party at their home on two occasions. It has also come to light
that she may have been involved in some charity work with Mrs Brittan.
Fiona Woolf has claimed that the Brittan's are just a couple of people she knows amongst thousands within London, but for me her links to Leon
Brittan, is reason enough for her to step down as head of the enquiry.
So where does this leave us and why has the Home Secretary made two regrettable appointments? Is it down to pure incompetence on her part, or is she
purposefully trying to jeopardise the enquiry? An enquiry that could potentially bring the whole house of cards crashing down.
I think the next person appointed has to have their background thoroughly checked and ideally be a person far removed from the establishment of
Westminster. Someone like Alexis Jay, who lead the report into the child abuse cover up in Rotherham. In my eyes, unless they appoint someone from
outside the establishment, they are setting the enquiry up to fail, thus preserving the Status Quo and preventing justice for the victims in this