Sunday, 2 November 2014

When you are in a hole, stop digging

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, needs to act decisively if government inquiries into historical child sexual abuse are to retain any creditability at all.

She should publish the Wanless Report without further delay.

She should concede to the demands of survivors and give the inquiry the full force of law.

Doing both those things would give her the time and space to look for a credible chair to replace Fiona Woolf. Doing neither would be foolish.