A soul-searching national inquiry into how authorities may have ignored systematic child abuse in some of Britain's most eminent institutions was launched by the home secretary. Theresa May told the Commons she was establishing a powerful public inquiry into how complaints of sexual abuse were treated, and sometimes ignored, in public bodies over several decades. Ministers had been holding out against such a sweeping inquiry, but, facing charges of an establishment cover-up, succumbed and promised there would be no no-go areas for the investigation. Full story >>
The establishment are the most important and powerful people in a country, who are often thought of as being conservative and wanting to preserve their own power and influence. • The possible extent of the establishment's links to a paedophile network is horrifying.