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Rebekah Brooks’ Sun, David Cameron And Ed Balls Feasted Off Baby P For Money And Votes

by | 12th, July 2011

WHAT news of Rebekah Brooks? Well, depsite of the News of The World’s stance on John Terry (SACK THE LEADER!) and the Sun’s attitude toward’s Sharon Shoemsith (SACK THE LEADER!), the boss remains in her job.

With great timing, then, the Sun has been forced to pay copensation to Sylvia Henry, a social workers it hounded out of a job as the furore over the death of Baby P (Peter Connelly) hit the news cycle. The Sun invited its readers to sing a petition demanding Henry and other Haringey social workers be sacked. The Sun amassed 1.5m signatures for its petition, which was delivered to Downing Street.

The petition stated:

“I believe that ALL the social workers involved in the case of baby P, including Sharon Shoesmith, Maria Ward, Sylvia Henry and Gillie Christou should be sacked and never allowed to work with vulnerable children again….

The Sun cared. It cared enough to stick its logo on Baby P’s grave and keep a vigil for other caring types carrying balloons and teddies.

Ed Balls and David Cameron both waded into the debate presenting themselves as caring dads and so blessed with a sense of right and wrong. They both sucked up to the Sun .

Cameron actually wrote an open letter in the Sun :

His face seems so familiar now, but it is still incredibly moving. More than 1.3million signed The Sun Baby P petition, each name a cry for justice. Yesterday, those cries were answered. The sackings, suspensions, resignations were long overdue.

Mindful of the allegation that dead child Milly Dowler’s phone was hacked by the NoTW, you might see some irony in what he next said:

What have they got to hide? Why can’t the public read the facts in full? What kind of culture puts safeguarding the system before children, protecting bureaucrats before our babies?

The creepy mawkish Ed Balls , then Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s confidant and now shadow chancellor, offered:

“I have to separate the emotion I feel as a father from my job as Secretary of State.

Balls then gave into the Sun and sacked Shoesmith. The law says that was wrong. The law says the Sun , Cameron, Balls and all the self-serving tosspots using a dead child to make them look good made Sharon Shoesmith a SCAPEGOAT “. (Should

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