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Ps And Qs: David Cameron Joins The Baby P Debate

by | 2nd, December 2008

BABY P. No rest yet. The court case has yet to be played out. The mother, step-father and lodger have yet to be sentenced.

Children’s Secretary Ed Balls has seen a report into the case. He has made his views know. But as is the fashion in modern politics, no-one makes a decision and moves on, they only join the debate.

His lack of a firm hand and inability to deliver a final ruling allows papers like the Sun to emote and start campaigns . They join the debate. We all join the debate. And nothing gets done. Not really.

Granted, Haringey council leader George Meehan has resigned, so too has Liz Santry, the borough’s “cabinet member for children”.

Note to Gordon Brown: the buck stops at the top.

And while Balls worries about not doing enough and doing too much, the Sun bangs on.

Only one of the four women the Sun wanted sacked has gone although Sharon Shoesmith has only been suspended from her post as Haringey’s head of children’s services and still receives her £110,000-a-year wage.

“IT’S NOT ENOUGH,” says the paper that had made a mawkish land grab for Baby P’s remains.

But it is enough for David Cameron , who is so desperate to get the Rupert Murdoch’s Sun to support his Conservative Party at the

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