After a shocking and unseemly delay, Shaun Wright has finally resigned from his position as Police and Crime Commissioner.
The Star takes no pleasure from Mr Wright’s departure, particularly in the way the ‘media spotlight’ has been used as an excuse for quitting.
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Throughout the development of this scandal Mr Wright seems to have been confused as to why he was being singled out for criticism as the PCC.
For a man who was elected to high office by the people he shouldn’t have been under any illusion why he was in the firing line.
The role he played while head of children’s services at Rotherham Council meant he lost the trust of everyone that he was now suitable to be in an important position.
Mr Wright argued that he was in a job as PCC where he could make a difference. Sometimes it is too late, though.
The victims have already been let down and the last people they want in charge are those who had the chance to do something but didn’t.
Their lives have been changed forever because child sex perverts weren’t stopped by the authorities.
Mr Wright has eventually come to his senses, but too late to preserve his dignity.