- Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:08 am
Watson made a mistake. But be in no doubt he, and the police, had to take this seriously; it's written into the Children Act (1989, 2004) that the interests of children and young people are paramount, that the assumption will always be that they are telling the truth.
This was enacted to counter a culture in which the interests of children and young people were routinely ignored or downgraded, that the adults were assumed to be telling the truth.
The tragedy of this case is that the disclosure of abuse will now be under the shadow of malicious prosecution, and those who, for whatever purpose, want to ignore it will have fig-leaf cover.
Fenton is now, officially, a Kool-Aid drinker and a cultist. This is a pretty disgusting piece, and does abused children no favours.
The pain broke me, brotherhood relieved me, and from my wounds sprang a river of freedom. (Paul Dorey)
Inscription on the Mémorial de la Paix, Caen.
How soon we forget.