does this surprize you?Political parties, police and prosecutors “turned a blind eye” to allegations of child sexual abuse connected to Westminster, ignored victims and showed excessive “deference” to MPs and ministers fighting to clear their reputations, an investigation has found.“The police paid little regard to the welfare of sexually exploited children,” the report says. “Political parties showed themselves, even very recently, to be more concerned about political fallout than safeguarding; and in some cases the honours system prioritised reputation and discretion in making awards, with little or no regard for victims of nominated persons.https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/feb/25/police-and-politicians-turned-blind-eye-to-westminster-child-abuse-claims-report
No, because it has been news for years now, ever since the Rochdale and Rotherham scandals broke. It is still going on as the state keeps things secret because to reveal them would not be 'in the public interest'.https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 44896.html
When a private provider fails in some way, such as in the provision of probation services, we hear demands that it is brought back under public control.
But what do we do when the police and council staff fail us as in the child sex abuse cases all around the country, when the NHS fails us as at Stafford Hospital or when the BBC fails us by its silence while Savile and Hall carried on their criminal careers on its premises?
We have to accept the usual platitudes about lessons will be learned, it was a systemic failure, no individuals to blame etc etc.