Michael Gove: shock and awe at revelation at school he declined inquiry
Graham Wilmer’s new book The Devil’s Advocatereveals an amazing tussle he had with the Department for Education over trying to get them to consider an inquiry into the running of the Salesian schools as the Met Police Operation Torva was uncovering growing evidence of pedophilia in their order.
A report on the Exaro website reveals the full details of a row between the ministry and Graham Wilmer, who is now a member of Theresa May’s independent panel into national child sexual abuse.
Wilmer says that he “had written several times” to Gove to investigate the Salesian order, which runs several schools in the UK. Wilmer is director of the Lantern Project, a charity that supports CSA victims.
Wilmer writes, “He [Gove] did not respond initially, but one of his officials did, telling me that, while she was…
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