Monday, 7 July 2014



"There will be no stone unturned",  declares David Cameron, but based on past experience it's not easy for the public to trust the government to deal transparently or honestly with the historic child abuse allegations that have struggled to be heard for some time to no avail.  After all the time and money that was spent on Leveson, all the evidence taken, the report written, Cameron pledged that he would implement the report if it was not "bonkers".  Who was going to make that judgement?  JK Rowling wrote that she gave evidence to the enquiry in good faith and felt "duped and angry" by the Prime Minister's response, and victims refused to meet the Culture Secretary, speaking of a sense of "betrayal".

Cameron has repeatedly evaded Chris Bryant's requests at PMQs  to produce email and text correspondence between himself and Rebekka Brooks & Andy Coulson getting away with contemptuous, petulant answers including the now famous: "I'm not going to answer his questions until he apologizes".  Here's the video 

As Chris Bryant asked in the House: "Is there one rule for the PM and one for the rest of us?"

The only way I can see that this matter has a chance of being dealt with openly and honestly is for the victims to have the courage - and it will take enormous courage - to come forward and speak to the police and we have to hope they will be heard after all these years. 
If there is a case to answer they deserve justice and closure and the protection of those responsible should not be the priority. 
Why have vital documents disappeared? Why was the whole matter brushed under the carpet at the time? Lord Tebbit has commented that things were different in the 80s but has anything really changed?  We must all have the truth whatever it is, however  shocking the fallout may turn out to be.  There must be a fair and just outcome.  I hope that won't be denied us.