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Establishment cover-up of child abuse
Senior members of British society in the past did not think child abuse was as serious or important as protecting politicians and other members of the elite, she suggested.
Lady Butler-Sloss was forced to quit as chairman of the wide-ranging inquiry into allegations of a cover-up because her brother was in the Cabinet in the 1980s.
But she insisted if she had stayed in post and been able to run the inquiry she would have 'cut the whole thing open'. (more...)