Lord McAlpine was Conservative Party Treasurer under Margaret Thatcher and Derek Laud was an aide and speechwriter to Thatcher, many Conservative MPs (including Alan Clark) and reportedly to Prince Charles.
In this same period the Thatchers were close friends of Jimmy Savile.
Derek Laud is a long-time family friend of the Camerons and was a guest at their wedding.
He was also the first black member of the Conservative Monday Club in the early 1980s soon after Thatcher became Conservative Prime Minister and the first black Master of Foxhounds in the United Kingdom – in the New Forest.
I have one simple question: Why didn’t you sue all those years ago when this was published My Lord and My Laud?
Scallywag magazine editor on how the Tories covered up paedophile ring that Jimmy Savile procured for
North Wales Children’s Home Victim Tells of Sex Parties in London
‘A man who was abused in North Wales care homes has told how he was routinely taken to London and forced to take part in sex parties. He alleges he was regularly abused as a 12-year-old boy by members of the establishment in a smart London flat.
Michael was 10 when he was first taken into care at the former children’s home called Bersham Hall near Wrexham, North Wales. He quickly became drawn into the abusive regime at the home.
But he says it was when staff from another home called Bryn Estyn in Wrexham moved to Bersham Hall that the abuse became worse. Michael, who is now 44, was one of a number of boys who would be taken down on a minibus that belonged to the home to London on a Friday evening.’
This is precisely what the Scallywag allegations in the 1990s said happened.