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Monday, 3 November 2014

Theresa May must "fall on her sword and resign"

United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) MEP Jane Collins has called for the resignation of the home secretary, Theresa May, after the second head of the Child Services Authority inquiry in to child abuse, Lady Fiona Woolf. stepped down.

Lady Woolf quit on Friday after details came to light of Lady Woolf playing down links with former Conservative home secretary, Leon Britton. Jane Collins commented “To re-write a letter seven times smacked of having something to hide and many victims groups and charities expressed a total lack of confidence in this enquiry.”

Turning on Mrs May Jane Collins said: "Theresa May has done nothing but bury her head in the sand on this issue, and has twice appointed people totally unsuitable to lead this enquiry. She should admit her failings, fall on her sword and resign as all she is now is causing further hurt to the victims."

Commenting on the enquiry Ms Collins said: “How can the victims or the public have confidence in an enquiry that has been bungled and potentially politically manipulated from the start? What we need now is a new framework for this enquiry, overseen by an head that is totally politically unconnected; potentially someone from abroad.”