The Independent: Forced migration of children to Australia bigger sex abuse scandal than Jimmy Savile, says Gordon Brown. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw_ZfAwTU
Former prime minister Gordon Brown has said the forced migration of children to Australia and other Commonwealth countries during the 20th century is a bigger sex abuse scandal than the revelations about Jimmy Savile.
Giving evidence to the independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), Mr Brown, who issued a national apology to victims in 2010, said the mass transportation of 130,000 British children overseas amounted to “government-enforced trafficking”.
He said: “This seems to me as probably the biggest national sex abuse scandal.
“Bigger than what people have alleged about Savile. Bigger than what people have alleged about individual children’s homes. Bigger in scale, bigger in geographical spread, and bigger in the length of time that went on undetected.