EVIL will triumph when good men do nothing.
That is one of the most repeated quotes of modern times.
But it doesn’t apply to the Westminster child abuse scandal.
Because good men and women DID do something when they suspected the abuse of boys and girls by paedophiles in powerful positions. They spoke up. They reported their concerns.
But these good men and women were ignored. Evil had its way.
The abusers were seriously powerful and, significantly, had powerful friends.
To use another popular quote – absolute power corrupts absolutely.
And this was corruption at its most base and evil form – hurting the most vulnerable in society.
Barbara Castle, the former minister, is the latest “good woman” to emerge from this sordid tale.
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