The Government’s honours committee has been accused of “inappropriate” and “disappointing” choices after recognising controversial public servants in the New Year Honours list while ignoring more worthy contenders.
Fiona Woolf, who stepped down as chair of the independent child abuse inquiry because of her links to Leon Brittan, is made a dame, which led one prominent campaigner for victims of abuse to suggest the award had been offered as a “sweetener” to persuade her to leave her post.
She was Lord Mayor of London. Of course she becomes a Dame.
(Catherine) Fiona, Mrs WOOLF, CBE Lately Lord Mayor of London. For
services to the Legal Profession,
Diversity and the City of London.
Julian Legrand is going to become unbearable though.