‘In today’s Mail on Sunday, an exposé by the respected journalist David Rose (working closely with controversial blogger Anna Raccoon) offers a rather different viewpoint on the extent and nature of the late DJ Jimmy Savile’s sexual criminality. The Slog offers a perspective on how little we really know about the motives behind the BBC accusations.’
‘The controversial chairman of the Government’s historic child abuse inquiry will be finally forced to admit her links to a key figure in the alleged Establishment cover-up this week.
For six weeks, Fiona Woolf has refused to reveal how well she knows Leon Brittan – accused of failing to act on a dossier about VIP paedophile rings – and whether or not she declared their friendship before she accepted her high-profile role.
It is thought the Home Office was unaware that she has lived in the same street as the former Home Secretary for a decade, was on a City conference board with him, and was a magistrate at the same court as his wife Diana for three years – until it was revealed by The Mail on Sunday.’
‘A full and urgent investigation into the disappearance of key child sex abuse files is needed to address public suspicion of a cover-up, the influential Commons home affairs select committee has said.
The MPs’ demand comes from their follow-up inquiry into the response of authorities in Rotherham during which they heard evidence that the files of a council researcher detailing the extent of suffering had been stolen in 2002.
The Commons home affairs committee’s report, published on Saturdaysays this was not the first case wherein there were allegations that files relating to child sex exploitation had disappeared.’
‘A judge yesterday ordered the release of Beechwood abuse survivor and witness, Melanie Shaw, from Peterborough prison after a long awaited bail application was granted with stringent conditions attached.
Melanie is set to face trial on October 28th on a charge of arson, after her neighbour’s shed burned down.A rising tide of public outrage at Melanie’s imprisonment, widely believed to be unlawful due to the absence of evidence of her involvement in the alleged incident, may have influenced the judge’s decision, some believe.
Observers reported seeing a very frail and ill looking Melanie, who spoke briefly when called up. One commented: “The judge said it’s very unusual for somebody to be released so close to a trial. I think that was more or less a nod to public support that’s been so evident both in this court and the protest in Peterborough.” ‘
Lord Brittan has stepped down as UBS Investment Bank’s vice-chairman two months after being named in parliament over a lost dossier on VIP paedophiles.
Detectives interviewed the 75 year old Tory grandee under caution in June over an allegation that he raped a 19-year-old female student in 1967 before becoming an MP. Brittan denies the claim.
‘A 67-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of historical child abuse following an investigation into claims of a paedophile ring with links to Downing Street.
The unnamed suspect was held in Dorset yesterday and questioned at a local police station before being released last night, Scotland Yard said.
The arrest was part of an inquiry named Operation Brancaster, which was set up after MP Tom Watson claimed there was a child abuse group which had with links to Number 10.’
‘Widespread child sex abuse and rape by church members has been covered up by Jehovah’s Witnesses, it is claimed.
Elders have been accused of brainwashing abused women and girls into not going to the police so the church can maintain its squeaky-clean image, reveals the Sunday People.
The Christian religion, known for its door-to-door preachers, is said not to have taken enough action against suspected paedophiles in its ranks.’
‘Radio and TV broadcaster Paul Gambaccini has been told he will not face charges over allegations of historic sexual offences.
He was held in October last year over incidents that were alleged to have taken place in the early 1980s, however, prosecutors today said that there is “insufficient evidence” to take the case further.
Mr Gambaccini, 65, who had been working at the BBC, had been arrested as part of the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Yewtree.’
‘Child abuse linked to witchcraft and other religious beliefs has drastically increased in UK, with police recording a significant spike in cases involving rape, physical assault and neglect of British children.
According to figures released by police on Wednesday, Scotland Yard received 27 allegations of ritual child abuse, with many more cases believed to be hidden by families and guardians.
The cases reported to the Metropolitan Police included children who were swung around and “smacked” in order to “drive out the devil,” while others were said to have raw chillies rubbed into their eyes during exorcism rituals.’
‘A leading candidate for the Lib Dem presidency was yesterday accused of helping cover up Cyril Smith’s vile catalogue of child sex abuse.
Liz Lynne, who succeeded Smith as MP for Rochdale, allegedly ordered her PA to destroy several pages of notes containing a stream of allegations against the paedophile.
They detailed a litany of abuse at the Knowl View children’s home in Rochdale, which closed in the mid-1990s.
The PA, Deborah Doyle, said she had taken the notes during a 1996 telephone conversation with a former manager of the home, Martin Digan.’