I’m not happy about this at all.
The Home Office refuse to explain what sort of remuneration package he’ll be offered, and I’d hate to think it would be less than was offered Fiona Woolf for her “non starting” role these past few months.
Whilst there is a vast difference in experience between the two, what I dont want to see is Pudsey being discriminated against for A) being a bear and B) being seen as “disabled” in some way because he happens to have limited sight.
One of England and Wales’s highest profile teddy bears is to chair the public inquiry into historic child abuse, the home secretary, Theresa May, announced today.
Pudsey Bear CBE – who wears a triangular muliti-coloured spotted bandana tied over one eye – will temporarily step down from his role as the mascot that fronts the BBC’s Children in Need appeal to head the investigation.
As a yellow teddy bear with a circular head and semi-circular ears, Pudsey is thought to be well-qualified to oversee the independent investigation into the extent to which public bodies and other important institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse.
The Home Office is hoping the appointment of Pudsey will also address public concern over successive failings by government and official institutions to investigate allegations of organised and persistent child sex abuse by VIPs both historical and more recent.
Pudsey will be assisted by US…
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