Not for the first time, I report an area where I have no expertise and, this time, no strong hunch other than that this might be another insensitive use of tragedy, by our MSM, to bash the SNP Government.
When I read that this inquiry has been ‘delayed’ for 13 years by both Labour and SNP administrations, I wonder if that is because there was legitimate debate about the value of holding one.
BBC Scotland’s reporting is simple, it was wrong to do so.
I had a look around and found this quickly:
Inquiries fail abused children: Inquiries are mostly the establishment’s way of managing dissent and pretending something is being done. I did not rejoice when David Cameron announced there would be an inquiry into allegations that children in the north Wales homes scandal were abused not just by staff but also by politicians, police and businessmen; or when Theresa May appointed the chief of the National Crime Agency to investigate how north Wales police handled allegations of child abuse in the 70s and 80s. Those allegations have been known for decades. We don’t need another inquiry but a proper, long overdue police investigation.https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/nov/06/inquiries-fail-abused-children
The full Guardian article is worth reading. The BBC reporting is unthinking.