8 powerful reasons why Butler-Sloss cannot head the VIP child abuse inquiry

I’m not sure how relevant Butler-Sloss’ age is to this, as the joke has always been that judges are old and doddery. When Peter Cook delivered his monologues as a judge sending up the Jeremy Thorpe scandal, one of the jokes in it was, ‘Members of the jury, when you retire, as should I…’
The rest of it is exactly right. She is very, very definitely the wrong person for the job, which is why it was given to her.

Pride's Purge

(not satire)

Here are 8 extremely compelling reasons why Baroness Butler-Sloss should stand down as head of the inquiry into allegations of child abuse by politicians and other powerful figures:

1) Child abuse survivors say Butler-Sloss is the wrong person for the job.

2) Prominent campaigners also say Butler-Sloss is the wrong person for the job.

3) Butler-Sloss would have to investigate her own brother who has been accused of covering up the identities of VIP paedophiles.

4) As a member of the House of Lords, Butler-Sloss is too much an entrenched part of the same establishment she would have to be investigating.

5) Butler-Sloss has herself been accused of trying to hide the identities of church leaders accused of child abuse.

6) Butler-Sloss has openly stated she believes leaders and heads of state should have “sovereign immunity” in the courts.

7) At 81, Butler-Sloss is simply too old to carry out…

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