This was due to pressure from victims’ groups who felt she was not suitable.
The panel members all appear to be intact for the time being.
It is perhaps a cruel irony, and indicative of the deeply endemic nature of the problem, that this inquiry has not yet been able to find a chair that has not somehow been involved, or come into contact with child abuse perpetrators.
Bring on the next candidate. We still think Kids Co’s Camilla Batmanghelidjh would be perfect for the job.