Mark Pack quite rightly sent a pointed letter to Roger Singleton of the ISA.
Mention has been made today about a review of the definition of the roles of people who might have to be vetted. However, none was made of the actual type of people who may be barred or any case studies.
This was highlighted by Esther Rantzen who is very worried, from her own experience, that these all-embracing soft intelligence parameters deny people jobs that can profit children.
She thought that these parameters were coloured by the experience of some child protection professionals who only come into contact with children who are at risk and cannot perceive of anyone volunteering to work with children who didn’t have an abusive agenda.
Isn’t it damning of Labour that they chose to listen to a one-dimensional argument (that could be used politically) rather than putting the intellectual hard graft into the matter that would have required strict guidelines on soft intelligence.