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Theresa May: 'No regrets' over Butler-Sloss appointment

Theresa May has defended the appointment of Baroness Butler-Sloss to the wide-ranging inquiry into allegations of child abuse at a number of institutions saying she had no regrets about the decision.

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Nigel Havers: My aunt is best person to run the inquiry

Actor Nigel Havers has defended the appointment of his aunt, Baroness Butler-Sloss to lead a major inquiry into allegations of historical child sex abuse at Westminster.

He told ITV News that his aunt is "completely impartial, highly intelligent and transparently honest".

Addressing criticism of the fact that the veteran family law expert's brother Michael Havers - the actor's father - was attorney general at the time when much of the alleged abuse took place, Mr Havers said the idea that the baroness could be influenced by this connection was "absolute nonsense".

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