Fiona Woolf, Leon Brittan and William Hague – conflicts of interest

Well said by Ian Pace. Must be read and understood also in the context of Exaro’s recent story that the police have information potentially relating to 180 charges form 80 victims/witnesses that they now feel unable to pass onto the CPS to decide whether to prosecute or not…for fear of a media feeding frenzy. If we can’t get a CSA Inquiry that restores faith in the rule of law and demonstrates that the police and the CPS are capable, willing and able to apply due process regardless of the size of reputation of the accused, what do we have left of a criminal justice system for all? Water cannons?

Desiring Progress

On Friday, September 5th, 2014, the Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf, was appointed by the Home Secretary, Theresa May, to be chair of the forthcoming inquiry into child abuse. Within a few hours of the announcement, Twitter was full of information concerning Woolf’s closeness to former home secretary Leon Brittan (now Lord Brittan), in particular the fact that the two worked closely together for the lobbying organisation TheCityUK, for which Woolf is the President of the Advisory Council, on which Brittan sits (here I wish to give credit to Daniel de Simone, who was I believe the first person to find this connection, which was subsequently tweeted by various people), and also the fact that she was one of just five patrons of the Association of Women Solicitors, another of whom is Labour Deputy Leader Harriet Harman.

Both of these individuals are extremely important in terms of…

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