Baroness Butler Sloss made a dignified exit as chair of the new overarching child sexual abuse inquiry today because of a damaging conflict of interest caused by her dead brother, the former attorney general, Michael Havers.
Her decision was announced after it was publicly revealed on the Exarowebsite that her brother ,Lord Havers effectively skewed the terms of reference of a inquiry under the late judge William Hughes to concentrate only on staff abusing boys and not possible prominent visitors to the Kincora boys home who are alleged to have abused them.
As Zac Goldsmith MP said on the BBC’s World at One: |”These kind of things are really big and it’s inevitable that a proper, all-encompassing inquiry would find its way all the way to Kincora. It would look at who set the terms of reference. It would look at who was excluded, who…
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