Islington child abuse scandal

Islington child abuse scandal

Blair defiant as Hodge apologises in court

TONY Blair mounted a passionate defence of his government’s record on child care yesterday, as his children’s minister was forced to apologise in court for labelling a victim of child sex abuse "an extremely disturbed person".

Abuse victim hails minister's apology

A CHILD abuse victim labelled "extremely disturbed" by Children’s Minister Margaret Hodge has spoken of his delight at her agreement to apologise publicly, pay his legal costs and make a £10,000 donation to his choice of charity.

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Hodge pays out to save her job

MARGARET Hodge, the embattled children’s minister, yesterday agreed to pay out £20,000 to save her job.

Minister's apology may not be enough to save her political career

THE children’s minister, Margaret Hodge, was fighting for her political life last night after having to apologise to a former child abuse victim she had branded an "extremely disturbed person".

Call for abuse row minister to resign

CHILDREN’S minister Margaret Hodge today faced calls to resign from the child abuse victim she branded "extremely disturbed".

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