The Hypocrisy of Ms Hodge and Her Friends ; Margaret Hodge Wants Bygones to Be Bygones, but Those Who Suffered under Her Leadership Are Not So Keen to Forgive
Orr, Deborah, The Independent (London, England)
A couple of weeks into the job, and things are not looking at all rosy for Margaret Hodge. The first ever Minister for Children is being aggressively confronted with her past, a past, her detractors say, that makes her absolutely the wrong person to hold the post she has just been given. The evidence against is, indeed, damning.
Ms Hodge, in the Eighties and early Nineties, was leader of Islington council. During her tenure, a culture of sexual abuse flourished in Islington's children's homes that remains one of the darkest scandals local government in Britain has known. Social workers attempted to alert Ms Hodge and other senior Islington councillors to their suspicions …
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Publication information: Article title: The Hypocrisy of Ms Hodge and Her Friends ; Margaret Hodge Wants Bygones to Be Bygones, but Those Who Suffered under Her Leadership Are Not So Keen to Forgive. Contributors: Orr, Deborah - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: July 1, 2003. Page number: 13. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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