Too many failings already

Too many failings already

Too many failings already

First published in Opinion

AS an illustration of how times change, the job of court reporter is a good yardstick. Twenty years ago, cases of child sex abuse were few in the criminal justice system and rarely reported. Today, they appear on court lists every single day. Everyone has been shocked by the extent of Jimmy Savile’s crimes. The latest issue involving Westminster is another test of the trust in our institutions. The inquiry announced yesterday must leave no stone unturned. That lesson has surely been learned. There have too many appalling failures by too many organisations already.


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