Lengthy posts aren't my thing either, Boncey, but sometimes you just have to include some detail.boltonbonce wrote:
It tells us that, although I'm interested, I'm not willing to spend hours debating it on a football forum.
Lengthy posts aren't my thing.
You keep at it though, Bob.
There aren't many that care a great deal about the detail or the truth anyway, are there tbh?
I have attended a couple of Public Inquiries as an observer. One was the Homes for Votes scandal at Westminster City Council but the first was in Preston c.1990. I had personally known about this case (abuse of children in a local authority school for autistic children) for about ten years by then and how it had all been hushed up or covered up.
The breakthrough in the case only came about, as it usually does, when the media took a serious interest, Jonathan Maitland arriving at my next door neighbour's house (along with a BBC camera crew) to interview my neighbour, one of the main campaigners.
The PI was chaired by ex-Bolton School girl, Dame Janet Smith. She later went on to chair the more widely known Shipman Inquiry and the Savile Inquiry. I gather that she wasn't impressed by how few of her recommendations were taken up after Shipman.