She is a woman of unimpeachable integrity.See, for example, Questions over choice of Butler-Sloss as head of child abuse allegations inquiry
On the surface, at least, this could be reassuring.
At least it could be reassuring if one wasn't aware that Lord Falconer stated that Lord Hutton was
a senior judge of unimpeachable standingSee, for example, Lord Chancellor under inquiry
Many of us realise that a judge of "unimpeachable standing", such as Lord Hutton, is entirely capable of conducting an inquiry that is a whitewash.
I would go further.
I believe that the "unimpeachable" Lord Hutton perverted the course of justice with respect to the true cause of Dr. David Kelly.
See, for example, The Death of Dr. David Kelly - Did Lord Hutton deliberately conceal the murder of Dr. David Kelly?
Whether you accept that or view Lord Hutton's report as merely a "whitewash" or having criminal intent it seems to me that a claim of an individual being "unimpeachable" is no guarantee of an honest inquiry being conducted.
I wrote to the Home Secretary yesterday asking her to require Lady Butler-Sloss to resign due to visible conflicts of interest.
See Is Lady Butler-Sloss an appropriate person to head the Child Abuse Inquiry?
I stand by the view that if the Child Abuse Inquiry is to have any credibility then Lady Butler-Sloss must resign as its Chair.
The conflicts of interest are too serious for her to have any credible role as Chair of the Inquiry.