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Why Baby P died

By Katharine Quarmby  

A furore that's still intensifying

Judging by today’s papers, there’s little chance that the furore about the death of Baby P is going to go away any time soon—it’s already expanding well beyond the facts of the case into a full-blown controversy on the state of society, the media and politics.

Before we all add our voices to the growing political row, however, we should remember one single fact. A vulnerable child, just 17 months old, died. Instead of being lavished with…

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