In 1983, when he was Home Secretary, Leon Brittan was handed a dossier by Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens which included details of a VIP paedophile ring.
The file of course – we now know – then mysteriously went missing after Brittan said he “handed it to his officials” at the Home Office.
So who would those officials be?
And who was Brittan’s private secretary at the time of the meeting?
Sir Brian Cubbon.
Sir Brian – although a former high ranking civil servant – has close links to MI5 and MI6.
And Sir Brian is also the official who was responsible for giving MI5 permission to tap the phones of leading CND activists in the 1980s.
And what is the relevance of the spooks involvement in the missing dossier?
Well, this is not the first time a VIP paedophile dossier has gone missing.
In the 1970s a special branch officer with Lancashire Police said a “thick” police dossier full of allegations from boys claiming they had been abused by Sir Cyril Smith went missing after an officer from MI5 told him it needed to be sent to MI5 headquarters in London.
It’s looking increasingly likely that VIP paedophiles – particularly those in Westminster – are being protected by MI5.
So don’t expect any arrests any time soon.
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