Fiona Woolf Made Dame Despite Resigning As Child Abuse Inquiry Chair

Huffington Post

By Jack Sommers
Posted: 31/12/2014

The City lawyer who was forced to resign as chair of the government’s child sexual abuse inquiry, has been made a Dame, prompting condemnation from a campaigning MP on the issue.

Fiona Woolf was the second senior legal figure to quit as chair over her links to the Westminster political establishment.

She resigned over links to former home secretary Lord Brittan, who is likely to be called to give evidence to the inquiry over a dossier he received from MP Geoffrey Dickens in 1983, documenting the alleged involvement of VIP figures in a child sex ring.

Her resignation, just months after retired judge Baroness Butler-Sloss stepped down over similar concerns, has thrown the government’s stalled inquiry into crisis.

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