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I’m normally a pretty patient guy. It comes from being over 350 years old. But even I’m getting very, very impatient for significant action by Fernbridge Operation police officers against political figures.

It’s been months now since Tom Watson MP first mentioned “a powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and Number 10”.

As a direct result of his information, Operation Fernbridge was set up. Finally, in February this year two arrests were made and more were promised ‘within weeks’.

Neither of the men arrested however were politicians or political figures – never mind anyone remotely linked to Number 10.

Then in mid-February, we were told an ‘ex-Tory chief’ was facing child rape charges.

But getting on for two months have passed since the first arrests were promised and the whole scandal is in danger of being forgotten about.

We already know that in the past, senior police officers have been told to shut up or have been taken off investigations for suggesting that senior politicians should be arrested.

In 1998, for example, Detective Chief Inspector Clive Driscoll was booted off a case and disciplined when he suggested top politicians were among child abuse suspects.

It’s starting to look like the police are once again running scared of top politicians when it comes to actually feeling their collars.

Plus ça change…….

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Related articles by Tom Pride:

Daily Mail ‘fixer’ David Rose defends paedophilia accused and attacks child abuse victims. Again.

Are McAlpine’s lawyers breaking the solicitors’ code of practice?

Justice? McAlpine gets hundreds of thousands in compensation while child victims get next to nothing

I hope Lord McAlpine isn’t going to sue me for saying this?

Why are UK police helping McAlpine sue twitter users when he’s a tax exile in Italy?

Lord McAlpine in his own damning words – The New Machiavelli?

It was the police – not the BBC – who wrongly named Lord McAlpine in abuse allegations

How did Cyril Smith get away with paedophilia? By threatening tweeters and bloggers with libel!

High level child abuse cover-up? Why has Theresa May barred a US journalist from the UK?

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