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    HereWeGoAgain HereWeGoAgain is offline

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    One of the survivors of abuse,Frank Doherty, recently lost his battle for life, now his wife continues his campaign, listen to his story here

    BBC Radio 4 - File on 4, The Secrets of Smyllum Park
    The Secrets of Smyllum Park
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    Over many generations the Catholic church provided shelter and care for vulnerable children whose families had been broken by death or poverty. But many of those who grew up in these orphanages claim the care they offered amounted to years of serious beatings and emotional abuse which scarred them for life.

    File on 4 investigates one such former institution, Smyllum Park in Lanark, uncovering new evidence of alleged abuse and raising serious questions about child deaths at the orphanage, before it was closed in 1981.

    In Scotland, the ongoing child abuse inquiry has vowed to get to the bottom of what happened at Smyllum Park and other children's homes but it has been beset with delays, resignations and claims of political interference.

    File on 4 asks whether the inquiry is digging deep enough to uncover the truth about what happened at Smyllum Park and why it has taken more than 50 years for the truth to come out.
    BBC Radio 4 - File on 4, The Secrets of Smyllum Park
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    Quote Originally Posted by HereWeGoAgain View Post
    One of the survivors of abuse,Frank Doherty, recently lost his battle for life, now his wife continues his campaign, listen to his story here

    BBC Radio 4 - File on 4, The Secrets of Smyllum Park


    BBC Radio 4 - File on 4, The Secrets of Smyllum Park
    Gosh, records "lost" and destroyed in fires and leaks .....

    Fires seem to have been very common
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    Anyone would think they are buying time and hoping all involved are dead....Then End of .
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    ‘Floundering’ Abuse Inquiry Has hearings on Just 36 Days a Year

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/n...year-v8fw3gcc0

    The child sex abuse inquiry set up by Theresa May is holding public evidence hearings on only 36 days a year on average, despite costs of £21m a year. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) was set up in 2015 and hearings are due to continue until March 2019. ..........

    Among the many cases being investigated, one involves the late Lord Janner, which has attracted controversy because the IICSA is supposed to be looking at cases of institutional failings, not the alleged guilt or innocence of individuals. When Alexis Jay took over as chairwoman in August last year after the resignation of Lowell Goddard, a judge from New Zealand, the inquiry changed the terms of reference to say it would be looking at whether institutions failed to respond to allegations about Janner, the former Labour MP.

    However, no evidence hearings have been listed for the Janner case. In May, The Sunday Times revealed that all the private claims for damages against Janner’s estate had collapsed. Daniel Janner, a leading QC and son of the late peer, said: “The fact that there are so few public evidence hearings over four years shows how the whole inquiry is floundering. We are appalled and dismayed. This unjust strand on my father should never have started and certainly have been dropped when the civil proceedings were all discontinued in May. ......The IICSA said the Janner case was not being dropped.


    Note that the Inquiry was supposed to look into Institutional Abuse. The late Lord Janner was NOT an Institution but he was the subject of a witch-hunt so the Inquiry just expanded their terms of reference to include him. All claims in the CIVIL court against Lord Janner have now been dropped (the chief accuser claimed he was raped at a time when Janner was actually in Australia!) but the Inquiry is continuing to target him. His son, leading barrister Daniel Janner was refused the right to cross-examine his father's accusers during the Inquiry. At this stage the IICSA probably wish the Janner case would just disappear but if they drop it, the "Victims" will start screaming "Cover-Up". So the insanity continues!
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    Child Sex Abuse Inquiry Gives "Core Participant" Status to Fantasist

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    Sex abuse probe will not look at the claims on MP rape 'fantasist' | Daily Mail Online
    Sex abuse probe will NOT look at the claims on an MP rape 'fantasist' after doubts emerged about her story
    Esther Baker' allegations will not be investigated by the independent inquiry
    Chair Prof Alexis Jay described Miss Baker's allegations as 'highly contentious'


    In January there was an outcry after it emerged that Miss Baker, 35, who made unsubstantiated rape allegations against a former Liberal Democrat MP, had been given special status as a core participant at the IICSA. Core participants are entitled to apply for taxpayer-funded legal representation. They can also make opening and closing statements at hearings, suggest lines of questioning and receive electronic disclosure of evidence.

    The decision to give her special status came months after police dropped an investigation into her claims against ex-MP John Hemming, who says his life was ruined by Miss Baker's 'lies'. Prosecutors ruled there was insufficient evidence to press charges. He and others had been accused by Miss Baker of repeatedly raping her in a forest at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, in the 1980s and 1990s when she was between the ages of six and 11 – while police kept guard. .....
    [My emphasis]

    I wonder why she bothered going to the police in the first place with her claims. Surely it must have been like a Jew going to the Gestapo, with a complaint against the Nazis?
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    Well, the abuse rings had the whole place sown up a few years ago and now they've been structurally weakened to such a degree that they haven't quite realised it yet. It was worth the sacrifice.
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