It is the decision Theresa May simply cannot get wrong again.
She has boxed herself in by promising to make the announcement of who will lead the child abuse inquiry by the end of January.
The hours are counting down – she simply cannot afford another delay, for another promise to survivors to go unfulfilled.
For some time now her team at the Home Office has been making the kind of thorough checks that they failed to make with Baroness Butler-Sloss and Fiona Woolf.
To those who were abused by members of the British establishment it simply isn’t good enough to have someone who has even the loosest links to that establishment.
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