On that day in 1992, they duly ‘told him everything’, says Davies.
‘We were in his office for more than an hour. We shared all of our concerns, including our fears that local children had been murdered by abusers.’
Corbyn listened politely. ‘He responded that he’d heard similar things from other constituents, and promised to do something about it, starting by talking to Virginia Bottomley, the Health Secretary,’ says Davies.
‘We were very pleased to hear him say that. I’d say that we all left the room feeling heartened.’…
…Or so they hoped. But, in the event, Davies and her fellow social workers would be sorely disappointed.
Corbyn never wrote to Davies, or telephoned, to acknowledge their meeting, or thank her for seeking to blow the whistle.
‘After that meeting, we never heard another thing,’ Davies recalls. ‘There was no letter. No phone call. I never, ever saw him speak about it.
‘In fact, whenever I saw Jeremy afterwards, sometimes years later at Stop The War marches and events like that, I’d always go up to him and say: “This scandal is still going on, Jeremy.” He’d be very polite, but he never seemed to do anything.’
Indeed, 23 years later, Liz Davies has yet to see Corbyn express what she regards as sufficient anger, or regret, over the Islington abuse scandal, or to publicly criticise the many local politicians, council workers and political allies who allowed it to happen in the first place.
Jeremy Corbyn did nothing when told about systemic child sexual abuse in Islington ?
Perhaps, readers should watch Roger Cook’s ‘An Abuse of Trust’ again which highlights Derek Sawyer activities. Derek Sawyer was for a time Jeremy Corbyn’s constituency agent and the programme details the very close relationship Sawyer had with notorious paedophile Derek Slade over many years.
Eight teenage boys who allege they were sexually abused by their English headmaster at a school in India are seeking compensation.
Lawyers have been instructed to pursue claims on behalf of the ex pupils of Anglo-Kutchi Medium School in Gujarat, where Derek Slade was headmaster.
Slade was jailed for 21 years in 2010 after he was found guilty of sexually abusing 12 boys in Suffolk.
He became involved in the funding and building of Anglo-Kutchi in 2001.
A six-month investigation by journalist Roger Cook for the BBC’s Inside Out programme uncovered the allegations of abuse.
The boys are claiming compensation from three defendants who they say owed them a duty of care because they ran the school which employed Slade.
The claim is being made against Derek Sawyer, former leader of Islington Borough Council and former chairman of the London Regional Courts Board, Abdul Osman, Labour Lord Mayor of Leicester, and the charity Help a Poor Child, which supported the school.