The remarkably busy Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf, needs to come clean about her links to former home secretary Leon Brittan, according to a number of child abuse survivors who have contacted Exaro.
They want the newly appointed chairman of the inquiry – who is yet to chair her first meeting – to explain exactly how much contact she had with the Brittans.
A report by my colleagues Mark Conrad and Tim Wood on Exaro highlights the concern by survivors -particularly among those involved in an alleged Westminster paedophile ring.
Two witnesses who gave accounts to Exaro of how MPs and other VIPs sexually abused them and other children at a series of parties at Dolphin Square, a residential block close to Parliament, expressed deep unease about Woolf’s appointment.
One said: “I would like to see a full and transparent statement from Fiona Woolf as to her links, and why survivors should have confidence in her ability to chair this inquiry.”
The concern about Brittan centres round the disappearance of a dossier submitted to him by former Tory MP Sir Geoffrey Dickens, allegedly naming VIP paedophiles.
Once again this seems to emphasise the need for Fiona Woolf to clear matters up so that survivors have confidence in the inquiry.