Chilcot report delays blamed on ‘vested interests’ – The Guardian

Posted September 1st, 2015 in delay, disclosure, documents, evidence, inquiries, Iraq, judges, news, reports, war by sally

‘Anger over continued delays in the publication of the report into the Iraq war has swung back against the government with allegations that “vested interests” have tried to suppress evidence.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2015

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Chilcot inquiry: families back legal action to speed release of Iraq inquiry – The Guardian

Posted August 28th, 2015 in armed forces, delay, inquiries, Iraq, judicial review, news, reports by sally

‘Lawyers for families who lost relatives in the Iraq war are pushing ahead with legal action aimed at forcing the chair of the inquiry, Sir John Chilcot, to set a timetable for publication of his long-delayed report. The issue could be in court within weeks.’

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The Guardian, 27th August 2015

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Chilcot defends long-delayed Iraq inquiry – but sets no date for publication – The Guardian

Posted August 27th, 2015 in armed forces, delay, inquiries, Iraq, news, reports by sally

‘Sir John Chilcot mounted a robust defence of his embattled Iraq war inquiry, prompting families of those who lost relatives in the conflict to make a renewed threat of legal action to accelerate its publication.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2015

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Judge quashes decision by Pickles refusing permission for gypsy site – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 26th, 2015 in gipsies, inquiries, ministers' powers and duties, news, planning by sally

‘A High Court judge has quashed a decision by the former Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to refuse planning permission for a site where a gypsy and his family have lived since 2008.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th August 2015

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Chilcot report: Farce deepens as Downing Street is forced to rule out inquiry into the inquiry – The Independent

Posted August 25th, 2015 in delay, inquiries, Iraq, news, reports by sally

‘The farce over the long-awaited publication of John Chilcot’s report into the Iraq War has deepened after Downing Street was forced to rule out having an inquiry into the inquiry.’

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The Independent, 24th August 2015

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Lady Butler-Sloss criticised for giving evidence for defence in child rape trial – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2015 in assault, child abuse, evidence, inquiries, judges, news, rape, witnesses by sally

‘A prominent retired high court judge, who specialised in family matters, has been criticised for giving evidence for the defence in the case of a man accused of raping a girl – though she knew he had a previous conviction for violence.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2015

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Chilcot and his team confirm they have no plans to abandon inquiry into Iraq war – The Independent

Posted August 21st, 2015 in armed forces, delay, inquiries, Iraq, news by sally

‘Sir John Chilcot and his team have no plans to abandon their examination of the war in Iraq, they insisted, after The Independent revealed the inquiry panel had discussed resigning en masse in protest against the pressure it has been put under to speed up publication.’

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The Independent, 20th August 2015

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Man convicted of raping 13-year-old despite testimony by Lady Butler-Sloss – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, judges, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A nightclub doorman has been found guilty of raping a 13-year-old girl despite a prominent retired high court judge appearing in court to give character evidence on his behalf.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2015

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BBC among broadcasters to repeatedly breach Ofcom broadcasting code over funded content – The Independent

Posted August 18th, 2015 in BBC, codes of practice, inquiries, media, news by sally

‘International broadcasters including the BBC repeatedly broke the Ofcom code by screening programmes funded by foreign governments, charities and NGOs, an investigation has revealed.’

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The Independent, 17th August 2015

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Retired High Court judge questions ‘inordinate’ Chilcot delay as Defence Secretary intervenes – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 18th, 2015 in delay, inquiries, Iraq, judges, news, reports by sally

‘The retired High Court judge Baroness Butler-Sloss has spoken out about the “inordinate” delay in publication of Sir John Chilcot’s inquiry into the Iraq war as Defence Secretary Michael Fallon also calls for report to be pushed through.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th August 2015

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Eric Pickles to lead electoral fraud investigation into ‘rotten boroughs’ after Tower Hamlets scandal – The Independent

Posted August 14th, 2015 in corruption, elections, fraud, inquiries, news by tracey

‘An investigation into electoral fraud in “rotten boroughs” across the country is being launched in response to the Tower Hamlets corruption scandal. It will be led by the former Cabinet minister, Sir Eric Pickles, who was appointed the government’s anti-corruption tsar by David Cameron after the election.’

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The Independent, 13th August 2015

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Chilcot inquiry: soldiers’ families threaten legal action over delay – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2015 in armed forces, delay, inquiries, Iraq, judicial review, news, reports by sally

‘Families of soldiers killed during the Iraq war have have threatened legal action over the long-awaited Chilcot inquiry into the conflict if the report is not published by the end of the year.’
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The Guardian, 13th August 2015

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Yarl’s Wood conditions deteriorated so much women are being treated like ‘animals’ – The Independent

‘Conditions at a privately run immigration removal centre have “deteriorated” over the past year to the extent that almost half of the women held there fear for their safety, according to a damning report published by the Chief Inspector of Prisons.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2015

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Jayden Parkinson: Police officers face misconduct action – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2015 in complaints, inquiries, news, police, professional conduct, reports by sally

‘Three police officers and a staff member are facing misconduct action over an inquiry into the disappearance of murdered teenager Jayden Parkinson.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2015

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Officer who challenged racism in police cleared of sexual assault charges – The Guardian

‘A retired Asian officer who fought racism in the police has been cleared of sexually assaulting a prisoner almost 30 years ago after claiming the charges against him were part of a vendetta by Scotland Yard.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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Undercover policing inquiry: officers giving evidence might receive immunity – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2015 in evidence, immunity, inquiries, news, police, spying by sally

‘Undercover police officers who disclose crucial evidence to a public inquiry into the covert infiltration of political groups could be given immunity from prosecution.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2015

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Chilcot: Iraq inquiry needs ‘additional assistance’ from Government to complete its work – The Independent

Posted July 27th, 2015 in inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

‘The Iraq Inquiry will require “additional assistance” from the Government to complete its work, chairman Sir John Chilcot has said.’

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The Independent, 25th July 2015

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Home Secretary announces terms of reference for undercover policing inquiry – Home Office

‘Theresa May also establishes miscarriages of justice panel to sit alongside inquiry following Mark Ellison’s review.’

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Home Office, 16th July 2015

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Child abuse inquiry judge’s £500,000 pay package revealed – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2015 in inquiries, judges, news, remuneration by tracey

‘The New Zealand high court judge chairing a UK inquiry into child abuse is to receive a pay package worth £500,000 a year, it has been disclosed.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2015

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Operation Jasmine: Care home neglect inquiry to report – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2015 in care homes, elderly, inquiries, negligence, news, reports by tracey

‘The findings of an independent report into what became the biggest UK inquiry into alleged abuse at care homes are being published later. Operation Jasmine, led by Gwent Police, focused on six care homes in south Wales and cost £11.6m.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2015

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