Full page width headline along top of page 14 of the UK's Observer newspaper (Sunday 14 August 2016) states
Judge ‘treated sex abuse victims with contempt’
Lowell Goddard accused by lawyer of walking off inquiry before ruling on victims’ applications
Remainder of article appears to be the same as online version that is now available at:
(The Observer is the Sunday edition version of the Monday to Saturday newspaper The Guardian)
What's interesting though are the apparent concerns regarding new Chair, Alexis Jay, as highlighted at end of the article:
Meanwhile concerns have been raised about the appointment of Alexis Jay, who was on a panel of advisers to the inquiry, as the new chair.
Phil Frampton, of the White Flowers campaign, an umbrella organisation for survivors’ groups, said: “The new chair of the child sex abuse inquiry, Alexis Jay, has 30 years of working as a senior social work executive in Scotland.
“Has anybody thought to ask the home secretary what will happen when Ms Jay is called up before the Scottish child abuse inquiry, either as a witness or as a defendant, in regard for example to cover-ups, failures to act, etc?
“Given Alexis Jay is very likely to have to answer to the Scottish child sex abuse inquiry, this could leave the UK [independent child abuse inquiry] in ruins again.
“There is once again a clear conflict of interest, imperiling the authority of the inquiry and its very existence. After three bungled appointments, the government is totally irresponsible with the inquiry – to such an extent one can only draw conclusions that Theresa May and Co have been willing it to fail from the off.”