Yet another departure from the £100 million inquiry into historic abuse proves Theresa May’s incompetence
#DarthVader Theresa May has done it again. Already onto its fourth chairwoman due to three prior appointments having had to have been ended, the £100 million inquiry into historic abuse was plunged into chaos yet again yesterday with the shock suspension of its most senior lawyer, Ben Emmerson QC.
Reports suggest Mr Emmerson – who, like the various chairwomen, was appointed by Theresa May – had had a disagreement with the chair Professor Alexis Jay about the inquiry’s colossal workload. Whilst he allegedly wanted to scale back the scope of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), others, including the Home Secretary Amber Rudd, wanted to stick to its original terms of reference.
In response, Andi Lavery, of the Catholic survivors’ group White Flowers Alba – which represents 70 alleged victims – commented:
“This can’t carry on without him. It has only existed because of Ben Emmerson. He has been the glue holding everything together. If he leaves, the victims’ groups will leave. Most have lost confidence already. This inquiry has been a sham, a charade. Theresa May made a lot of promises, she has not kept one of them”.
Just as with the £12 million Mrs May has wasted on the investigation into the ‘disappearance’ of Madeleine McCann, here is another fine example of how hopeless our new Prime Minister truly is. This ridiculous woman is coming to resemble a modern day version of the captain of the Titanic.
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