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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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Butler-Sloss role 'may have made it harder for victims'

Labour MP Tom Watson has told ITV News "the law has to be seen to be done" after Baroness Butler-Sloss' decision to stand down from leadership of an inquiry into allegations of child abuse.

Mr Watson, who campaigned for an inquiry into the claims, said even though Baroness Butler-Sloss "would not be compromised" by any potential relationships she had, her position as chair of the probe would have made it harder for victims to come forward.

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