British Child Abuse
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has warned that Child Sex Abuse is ‘woven, covertly, into the fabric of British society’.
That’s both an astonishing, and very worrying, claim.
She has just announced that a new Home Office judge-led enquiry will look into child sex abuse BEFORE the 1970s.
Previously it had been only going to look at institutional child sex abuse from 1970 onwards.
Comboni Missionaries Abuse
This means that all child sex abuse perpetrated by the Comboni Missionaries in the UK now comes under the remit of the enquiry.
That comes as very good news for those who were victims of abuse in the 1950s and 1960s in the UK at Comboni Missionaries seminaries.
It’s bad news for the Comboni Missionaries abusers and those that were, and are, involved in covering it up.
Tip of the Iceberg
Indeed, Theresa May stated that the public are not aware, yet, of the full extent of the scandal. She said that we have only seen just the tip of the iceberg yet.
The tone of what Theresa May says is important. This does not sound like a woman who wants to brush things under the carpet. This is a women who understands the full extent of the scandal – and wants something done about it.
This is very bad news for the Comboni Missionaries and their apologists and those who have helped, and are helping, them to cover up their sexual abuse of young boys as young as 11.
Most Appalling Abuse
She said ‘We already know the trail will lead into our schools and hospitals, our churches, our youth clubs and many other institutions that should have been places of safety but instead became the setting for the most appalling abuse.
‘However, what the country doesn’t yet appreciate is the true scale of that abuse.
‘In my discussions with older victims and survivors and their representatives, I began to realise how abuse is woven, covertly, into the fabric of British society.
‘During one of my first meeting with survivors, one lady said to me: “Get this inquiry right and it will be like a stick of Blackpool rock. You will see abuse going through every level of society.”
‘I fear she is right. I have said before and I shall say again, that what we have seen so far is only the tip of the iceberg.’
Theresa May said that the new terms of reference and the appointment of panel members for the Parliamentary enquiry into child sex abuse marked a new beginning for the probe.
Right Side of History
We will see now, as regards the Comboni Missionaries, who are on the right side of history.
I would say that those Comboni Missionaries who carried out abuse and who covered up abuse and those boys who helped them to and are helping them to, will be seen to be on the wrong side of history.
There are those who stand with those who were abused and those who stand with the coverers-up of abuse.
All will be laid bare soon.
I know which side I will be on.
It’s the same side as Home Secretary, Theresa May.