12. Aug, 2017

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How sad that this comes as no big surprise...

"While the inquiry staff were supposed to be independent from the Home Office, both Evans and Willmer said they repeatedly saw senior staff in touch with May’s officials and were told her advisers were keeping a close watch on how it was reflecting on her reputation.

They (said) the excessive control was as much structural as personal, particularly with the contracts they signed. These included a principle of collective responsibility by which panel members could only make public statements about the inquiry if all their number agreed."

Two panellists of child abuse inquiry give advice to participants in Grenfell Tower and blood transfusion inquiries
theguardian.com