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Grieve: Abuse inquiry needs independent figure

A former attorney general has said the loss of two chairs of the government-ordered inquiry into historic allegations of child abuse, including Fiona Woolf, who resigned yesterday, was "very unfortunate".

Conservative MP Dominic Grieve told the Today programme that it might be necessary to look abroad to find a new person to chair the inquiry.

He suggested that a candidate from a Commonwealth country might be less likely to be seen by abuse victims as part of "the establishment".

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Saturday 1 November.

  • 01 Nov 2014
  • From the section UK