Tom Watson: Government rushed inquiry process

Labour MP Tom Watson - who petitioned for a national inquiry into child abuse allegations - has told ITV News Baroness Butler-Sloss' background would have made it difficult for victims to come forward.


Mp @tom_watson tells us Butler-Sloss would have made it more difficult for victims to come forward & govt rushed decision to set up inquiry

Lady Butler-Sloss said upon stepping down that she didn't "sufficiently consider" whether her background and her brother's position as Attorney General would "cause difficulties".

Read: Baroness Butler-Sloss steps down from child abuse inquiry


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.