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Another Catholic cover-up

I find the whole business of the story of Cardinal Keith O’Brien troubling, and at the same time, sadly it doesn’t surprise me.  The Catholic Church has a shameful history of abuse, which the hierarchies have tried to hide.  But,… Continue Reading →

Publication of Police/NSPCC report into Jimmy Saville – due today

I wonder what the report will cover, and what it will conclude.  I wonder how much of a tome it will be.  I wonder how much will be ‘not said’ for fear of recrimination.  I bet it’s been crawled all… Continue Reading →

Justice has been cheated – Cyril Smith was a child sex offender

I heard this yesterday on the news, and it was another case to distress me.  I am so disturbed by this.  I only hope that the tidal wave of such allegations keeps going in the wake of Savile.   The… Continue Reading →

Tragedy in Uganda

It is with great sadness that I read that Justine Greening, International Development Secretary in the UK Government, has suspended all aid payments to the Ugandan Government after fraud was uncovered, with fears that funds are being siphoned off into… Continue Reading →

Trial by Twitter

Oh dear, this is so hard to reconcile.  For once, I agree with our Prime Minister, David Cameron.  I think that the naming and rumouring on social networks doesn’t help in the long run.  At one level, it could prejudice… Continue Reading →

Theresa May launches another inquiry – but let’s herald Tom Watson

In Parliament on Wednesday (6th November) Theresa May announced another inquiry, into the allegations of child sex abuse that took place in north Wales in the 1970s and 1980s.  There was an inquiry before, but it was restricted in what… Continue Reading →

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