Victims’ commissioner quits, launching scathing attack on government

Victims’ commissioner quits, launching scathing attack on government

The victims’ commissioner for England and Wales has announced she is quitting the role as she launched a scathing parting attack on the government’s commitment to those she represents. Dame Vera Baird KC said she would not stay in post beyond her current term of 30 September, accusing the government of downgrading victims’ interests, reducing her access to ministers and failing to provide clarity regarding her reappointment. She said she had not met the former lord chancellor, Dominic Raab, who …