(not satire – it’s UK justice today)
While the British establishment twitters on – literally – about poor old Lord McAlpine being ‘mistaken’ (by North Wales Police not the BBC or Steven Messham by the way) for another close member of his family who liked to abuse little children, it’s easy to forget that the UK justice system in its perverse wisdom has already decided that child abuse victims themselves should receive nothing or next to nothing in the way of compensation.
So let me remind everyone.
Most of the victims from Bryn Alyn got nothing at all because UK courts decided the children’s homes’ insurers were not liable.
Mind you, even if they had received something in compensation it wouldn’t have been anywhere near the hundreds of thousands McAlpine has already received (without even having to go to court).
When children have received awards for abuse in care homes in the past, they have typically received between £1,000 and £2,600 each in compensation for what happened to them.
Is it only me who despairs of a system which values the reputation of the rich and the powerful more than the rape and abuse of defenceless little children?
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