Let us be quite clear: Roger and the Council leaders did not want an external open inquiry. If they had it could have happened years ago. Hence it is reasonable to watch out for some Roger style tricks to limit it’s scope. He isn’t called the Dodger without reason.
Something I am intrigued by is the cut off date of 2009. I understand he would like to argue that at some point things got better and a bit of a report in 2009 gave him a fig leaf to do so.
But the 2013 Home Affairs Inquiry stated that it still wasn’t convinced that children are even now protected.
So over to you readers; why else might Roger want the Inquiry to end at 2009?
I have a few thoughts of my own that I will contribute later.