Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Why do I think this one will never see the light of day?

Apparently back in the 1980's Leon Brittan the then home secretary was tasked to investigate a possible paedophile gang operating in the corridors of power in Westminster. The file never saw the light of day during a time when Cyril Smith was at large and the likes of Harriet Harman was supporting the activities of the Paedophile Information Exchange. Now there are calls for Brittan to reveal what he found out...
Telegraph.
Lord Brittan of Spennithorne, who spent two years as home secretary in Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet, has been challenged to reveal what happened to a dossier that it is claimed was handed to him in the 1980s detailing an alleged paedophile conspiracy in Westminster.
A Labour MP who has investigated allegations of child sexual abuse against Cyril Smith, the late MP, said a file was presented to Lord Brittan - then Leon Brittan - at the Home Office but no action appeared to have been taken.
Simon Danczuk, MP for Smith’s Rochdale constituency, claimed that Parliament was the “last refuge of child sex abuse deniers”.
Giving evidence to the House of Commons’ home affairs select committee Mr Danczuk said the mystery dossier had been compiled by another politician, Geoffrey Dickens, the Conservative MP for Littleborough and Saddleworth until his death in 1995.
It contained allegations about the activities of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) which campaigned to abolish the age of consent and was granted affliate status by the National Council for Civil Liberties when Harriet Harman, the current Labour party deputy leader, worked for the rights group in the 1970s.
Burned or shredded would be my guess, certainly not locked down under a 100 year rule because politicians are worse than doctors for covering the backs of their own. It may of course be that the file contained nothing provable merely scurrilous tittle-tattle yet with what's going on in the rest of the country over allegations made against celebs back in the sixties and seventies it would be interesting to see what was being alleged against the powers that were...
There have of course been rumours about a highly placed paedophile gang operating in and out of Westminster for as long as I can remember (and probably longer as my interest in politics goes back a mere thirty years) It does appear that power and sex do go together to an extent and that some politicians being (in my eyes) a bunch of deviants then their predilections are no real surprise.
Still I'll be willing to bet this file never sees the light of day and that Lord Brittan suffers an extremely embarrassing memory loss and several still extant politicians as well as a number of retired ones heave a sigh of relief...

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Kath lissenden said...

As you pointed out they are all so bloody careless with "sensitive data" that it is possible that it's rotting in a deep cavern somewhere under the palace of Westminster, (have you ever seen Carlton Brown of the FO) of course it is also possible Brittan kept it as personal papers when he left office in case he needed leverage at a later date , it is also possible some little mole copied it on seeing the revelations inside it. I do believe there is a copy somewhere, that said I agree we will never hear what it contains and it will never be in the public domain, unless of course there is an opportunity for someone to make a great deal of money from it's revelations.

Treble9man said...

BBC Radio 2 news bulletin - the papers have been "lost".
Well, well, well, what a surprise, eh?

nonoftheabove said...

It's all very familiar.
Didn't a certain Anthony Blaire put a hundred year gagging order on the Dunblaine murders.
To protect whom, one questions?
Nonoftheabove

Dave said...

Some time ago I remember hearing sound rumours about MPs involved in paedophilia, and a Labour Minister who was very prominent at the time agreeing to step down in return for no further action. He's still an MP. Others were involved.

I have no evidence but I often wonder if it will resurface.

Kath lissenden said...

Thought you might be interested to see this video QM.
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/video/pm-orders-probe-dossier-paedophiles-192502309.html

Quiet_Man said...

Thanks Kath.
He's invited civil servants to investigate what civil servants might have done with the files...
You couldn't make it up if you tried.
As the blogpost title said, I doubt we'll ever find out because there are too many entrenched interests in making sure that we don't.