‘The paedophile dossier handed to former Home Secretary Leon Brittan named two high-ranking colleagues in Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet, it has been claimed.
The file said to have named Sir Keith Joseph and Sir Rhodes Boyson amid warnings of an active child abuse network in Westminster sparked an internal Home Office inquiry.
The probe was not officially revealed nor the findings made public.’
‘There was a cover-up to protect politicians’ reputations following allegations of abuse at a children’s home, it has been claimed.
Nigel Goldie, former assistant director of social services at Lambeth Council, said it appeared “high level decisions” were made not to explore allegations against public figures.
Mr Goldie told the BBC: “People were protecting one another.”‘
‘A surge in the number of alleged rapes and sexual assaults against children is stretching the Metropolitan Police to its limits, a London Assembly report found.
Over the last five years there were 583 allegations of child rape and 1,803 allegations of sexual assault – a spike of 34 percent. In the last year alone allegations of these serious offenses rose by well over 10 percent.
This comes in the wake of multiple high profile exposures and convictions of celebrity sex offenders, including Jimmy Savile, and revelations of a possible Westminster pedophile ring cover-up, which have emboldened many more victims to come forward.’
‘Police are set to launch a criminal investigation into an alleged cover-up of child abuse at a school linked to Sir Cyril Smith.
The Lib Dem politician, who died aged 82 in 2010, is alleged to have used his status to sexually abuse scores of young boys with impunity at Knowl View School in Rochdale.
But despite repeated complaints by his victims and previous police inquiries, he and others have never been prosecuted.’
‘According to the retired BBC worker, the Crimewatch host was told that DJs, stars and corporation staff were involved in organised abuse.
But when she tried to get bosses to investigate the alleged ring and other abuse complaints inside the BBC “no one wanted to know”, the former friend said.
Undeterred, Jill is said to have then raised the claims with senior management in the mid-1990s but no investigation took place.
The TV host was shot dead a few years later on the doorstep of her London home. The 37-year-old’s murder remains unsolved.’
‘A former UK Minister, recommended that a convicted paedophile be allowed to foster children, the Sunday World has learned, as the child sex abuse scandal gets closer to the seat of Power at Westminster.
The high profile ex-minister recommended that a convicted paedophile be allowed to foster two children and voiced objections when a London Borough refused him permission.
The ex-Minister is now a suspect in separate child abuse investigations and is believed to have been interviewed by London Detectives, investigating historical child sex abuse allegations in the 70’s and 80’s but his name has not been released by the London Metropolitan Police.’
‘A former rent boy caught up in the Westminster sex ring scandal today reveals he was blackmailed into being abused by top Tories.
He tells how he was snared by two sinister pimps who threatened to send graphic pictures of him to his parents if he tried to flee their clutches.
He was even warned his family back home in troubled Northern Ireland would have an “accident” if he refused to have sex with their powerful clients.’
‘Esther Rantzen has spoken of her revulsion after learning that a former lover has been linked to the child abuse scandal threatening to engulf Westminster.
The broadcaster and Childline founder had an affair with politician Sir Nicholas Fairbairn after they met at a BBC studio in 1966.
But Ms Rantzen has now distanced herself from the late Conservative MP and Solicitor General for Scotland – who died in 1995, aged 61.’
‘The knock on the door came early one day in the famously dry summer of 1984. It was just after 8 am, and Don Hale, the young editor of the Bury Messenger, was reading the daily papers at his desk as his reporters were beginning to arrive at the office.
As Hale, then 31, answered the door, a trio of plain-clothes detectives barged in, followed by a dozen police officers in uniform.
What happened next was, in Hale’s words, ‘like something out of totalitarian East Germany rather than Margaret Thatcher’s supposedly free Britain’.’
‘A former detective has said three investigations into Cyril Smith sex abuse allegations were stopped.
Retired Det Sgt Jack Tasker, who served with Lancashire Police, carried out the third investigation, following two by the former Rochdale Borough force.
He claimed senior officers ordered him to hand over notes and warned he would be “in serious trouble” if he continued the investigation.’