The Scotsman cartoon: Child abuse inquiry

Illustration: Iain GreenIllustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
THERE have been growing expressions of concern that Lady Butler-Sloss is too closely tied to the establishment to carry out the inquiry that establishment figures conspired to cover up child abuse.

David Cameron is confident that Baroness Butler-Sloss is the right person to lead the Government’s inquiry into the allegations, Downing Street has said.

Labour MP Simon Danczuk, whose questions helped put the issue centre-stage, said: “We want somebody in the chair that exudes confidence and that’s not the case. She is part of the establishment and that raises concerns”.