The boy, known as Baby P, suffered bruising from beatings. (scars of on Baby P's face were hidden with smeared chocolate)
A post mortem showed the boy had a broken back and eight broken ribs
He had spent much of his life being treated as a punchbag.
Gordon Brown's Labour Government ignored a whistleblower's plea for an investigation into Haringey Council's social services department six months before the boy died.
The whistleblower wrote: "Child abusers are not being tackled."
Haringey Council is run by Labour, Gordon Brown's party.
On the boy's final day alive, police told his mother that they would take no further action over suspicions she had assaulted him.
The killer of the boy had a fascination for Nazi memorabilia.
When he and the lodger clicked their fingers the boy would touch his forehead on the floor in fear of another beating.
The Daily Mail news paper , 26 September 2008, showed Ed Balls, UK Secretary of State for Children, wearing a Nazi uniform.
In 1982 Margaret Hodge (nee Oppenheimer) became Islington council leader.
In February 1990 Liz Davies and David Cofie, senior social workers, discovered evidence of sex abuse of children and reported it to a residents' meeting attended by Mrs Hodge.
In May 1990 Mr Cofie and Ms Davies were told by Lyn Cusack, assistant director of social services, to stop interviewing children about the abuse claims.
On 1 May 1997 Tony Blair moved from Islington to Downing Street.
In June 2003 Mrs Hodge was made minister for Children. (Another minister under fire: call for Hodge to quit over child ...)