IT IS vital that the inquiry into the monster Lucy Letby is a shining example of absolute openness and clarity.
Any lingering suspicions of evasion or a cover-up would be a disaster for open justice and for public trust in the NHS.
It’s vital that the Lucy Letby inquiry is a shining example of absolute openness and clarity[/caption]
Rishi Sunak says he wants it to be judge-led so it has “a strong independent voice.’’ We agree with you, Prime Minister.
But to have any impact it must also be made a statutory inquiry.
That will give the judge power to compel witnesses to give evidence under oath.
And there must be no repeat of the anonymity so widely granted in the court case.
That was allowed before a jury declared Letby to be one of the worst child serial killers in history.
Now there are too many serious questions to be answered about how the former nurse was allowed to get away with murdering seven babies.
There must be no hiding places for any NHS managers found guilty of negligence.
The tragic victims of Letby’s evil deserve no less.
Keep fiends in prison
SADISTIC sex killers should die behind bars.
Yet too often they are set free from jail early to walk the streets again.
Rishi Sunak’s new mandatory whole life orders for sexually motivated murders should bring an end to this.
Fiends like Colin Pitchfork, jailed for life for the rape and murder of two teenagers, can at the moment be deemed safe for release by the Parole Board.
But under the new rules, judges will be forced to hand them the toughest sentences.
It means the families of victims will not have to live with the knowledge that they might encounter these murderers in their communities.
And women may feel safer walking home at night.
Say adios, Rubiales
THERE hasn’t been such World Cup Final fallout since Zinedine Zidane’s 2006 headbutt.
This time the furore involves the repulsive crotch-grabbing head of the Spanish FA Luis Rubiales giving an unwelcome kiss to a member of the winning Spanish women’s team.
The Spanish government has called on him to go and players, including the Lionesses, are threatening a boycott unless he is kicked out.
Tone-deaf Mr Rubiales has been suspended. But he resolutely refuses to quit.
Isn’t it time he met the famous Spanish archer, Senor El Bow?