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Tag Archives: Home Office
A response to Matthew Scott on the Goddard Inquiry
Matthew Scott, hereafter Mr Scott, has written a blog on Justice Lowell Goddard’s resignation as the Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). He explains in his opening paragraphs that the resignation is unsurprising. The Inquiry has … Continue reading
When the whitewash of a cover up unravels: why archives matter
What people most remember about Watergate, aside from President Nixon decision to resign the presidency, are the investigations and hearings that lead to his resignation. The film All the President’s Men, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, was a huge … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, justice, public opinion Tagged Antony Duff, David Cameron, Home Office, Leon Brittan, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Paedophile Information Exchange, Peter Morrison, William van Straubenzee Comments Off on When the whitewash of a cover up unravels: why archives matter
The Goddard Inquiry is worse than Watergate
The Goddard Inquiry is similar to the Watergate crisis, but worse. Even though they have different origins, they deal with the same issue. They are both about politically corrupt acts by those in power. In particular, they are based on … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, Government, justice, philosophy, privacy Tagged Antony Duff, High Court of New Zealand, Home Office, Home Secretary, Leon Brittan, Member of Parliament, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Paedophile Information Exchange, Peter Morrison, William van Straubenzee 1 Comment
Why is the Goddard Inquiry a threat to the Crown?
The inquiry threatens the UK regime’s very fabric. What the recent Cabinet Office documents indicate is that the powerful pedophile predators were known. The Crown knew about them. The police had files on them. The Home Office and the Cabinet … Continue reading
Police Surveillance: Are the Goddard Inquiry Survivor Groups a target?
Since 1968, the Police have used undercover tactics to infiltrate groups that posed what they considered a public order threat. Along the way, though, something went wrong. They began to put victims’ families under surveillance and infiltrate victim support groups. … Continue reading
Records management and the Wanless Report on Home Office files
Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC were commissioned to review two previous reviews commissioned by the Permanent Secretary at the Home Office in relation to child abuse. The first review focused on allegations about organised child abuse sent to the … Continue reading
Posted in Government, public sector, transparency Tagged Child abuse, Child sexual abuse, Geoffrey Dickens, Home Affairs Select Committee, Home Office, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Paedophile Information Exchange, Theresa May Comments Off on Records management and the Wanless Report on Home Office files
Getting beyond the Rotherham Scandal Headlines
If we are to understand the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation scandal, we have to move beyond the headlines and the news stories. We may wish to stay on the surface of the issue and accept uncritically the journalist’s view or … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, local government, public sector Tagged Child Sexual Exploitation, Home Affairs Select Committee, Home Office, House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Jay, Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, Parliamentary Committee, Rotherham, Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation, South Yorkshire, South Yorkshire Police Comments Off on Getting beyond the Rotherham Scandal Headlines
Why Mr. Miranda may have been held
Update: Since I published this blog at 220am on Monday, the story has changed. It has been reported that Mr. Miranda was stopped by the British Government on their decision. Here is how the BBC has reported the story in … Continue reading