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(not satire – it’s the Tories)

According to the Daily Mail, Labour should apologise for its supposed links in the 1970s to the Paedophile Information Exchange.

Not a squeak from the Mail or any of the other right-wing press about the Tory Party’s links to paedophiles though.

And I’m not just talking about Savile’s frequent social visits to Thatcher at Number 10 when she was Prime Minister.

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It’s been revealed recently that Savile was not a lone abuser. He was part of a paedophile ring based in the Scarborough and Whitby area. One of the leading members of the ring has been revealed by a local newspaper to be a senior local Conservative politician, Mayor and Councillor Peter Jaconnelli.

But don’t expect to read much about that in the mainstream media. Because the cover up of Tory Party connections to paedophilia in general has been going on for decades.

In 1983, when Lord Carrington became Secretary General of NATO, there was considerable disquiet in the US about a paedophile scandal involving Carrington’s close associates – which the Americans were worried could bring the organisation into disrepute.

But we didn’t hear much about that in the mainstream media either.

Also way back in the 80s, Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens gave Home Secretary Leon Brittan a dossier that included evidence of senior Tory Party members’ – as well as other powerful establishment figures – involvement in a paedophile ring.

Brittan however apparently ‘lost’ the dossier.

Something which was also not widely reported.

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And Edwina Currie stated in her autobiography that Peter Morrison – deputy chairman of the Conservative Party from 1986 – was ‘well known’  for regularly having sex with 16 year-old-boys. But despite his crimes being well-known by senior members of the Tory Party, Morrison was only ever cautioned once by the police and never faced charges.

Or in other words, the scandal was hushed up.

Even the present Foreign Secretary, William Hague was accused of stifling an investigation in the 90s into the infamous North Wales child abuse scandal.

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And Lord McAlpine’s cousin, James ‘Jimmie’ McAlpine – who was almost certainly the man who abused children in North Wales children’s homes – was a major Tory Party donor through his building firm Alfred McAlpine Ltd.

But recently, we’ve learnt of even more links between Savile and the Tory Party.

Savile – who was bizarrely put in charge of Broadmoor hospital by the Thatcher government after a series of strikes there by staff – had his lifelong friend Alan Franey made Chief Executive of the hospital. Franey resigned in 1997 after allegations that a child pornography ring was operating at Broadmoor.

Franey has always had close connections with the Conservative Party and is now a Tory Councillor in Buckinghamshire.

And Labour MP Tom Watson has also said publicly that the Conservatives tried to cover up the case of paedophile diplomat Sir Peter Hayman.

But the cover up is still going on today.

We’ve been waiting for the best part of 2 years for the ‘imminent’ arrest of a ‘former senior Tory cabinet minister’ in connection with paedophilia allegations. Judging by past form – we might be waiting for a long, long time.

So don’t go holding your breath now.


Related articles by Tom Pride:

Cock-up, cover-up or conspiracy in the North Wales child abuse scandal? You decide.

Warning – sharing this blogpost (in the UK) might be libellous

Old celebrities arrested for child abuse are all very well. But what about the politicians?

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

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

Steven Messham is not just a child abuse victim. He’s a hero.

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!

Child abuse scandal can of worms – just who is Daily Mail reporter David Rose?

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

Jimmy Savile, West Yorkshire Police and the Friday Morning Club


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