21st Century Wire says…
This whole affair smells a bit too Beeb for us, after all, which ‘public broadcaster’ has a history of bottling investigations and licking the boots of Downing Street before an illegal war is launched.
Which ‘public broadcaster’ internally shut down any investigative inquiry in the murder of Dr David Kelly, again, covering for Downing Street?
When will the Beeb finally have its golden broadcasters license revoked, saving the British public the annual agony of Capita Ltd extorting the annual TV license fee out of recession-stricken Britons? Answer: No action will be taken, save for maybe replacing DG Entwistle with some other middle-aged, over-paid, balding, male sock-puppet.
And so, the joke continues to new farcical levels. Meanwhile, more children are being abused in public institutions, and more culprits are walking freely as we all sit here and speak.
Oh, and the Government is not much better in all of this, no doubt, covering up volumes which could aid a police investigation, and perhaps shredding a bit too…
SO, WHAT HAPPENED WITH NEWSNIGHT?
By James Lyons
The BBC’s Newsnight claimed last night that a former top Tory from the Thatcher government was a child sex pervert.
The programme alleged he was involved in the “systematic abuse” of young boys at North Wales care homes in the 70s and 80s.
But the man, said to have links to Downing Street, was not identified “because there is simply not enough evidence to name names”.
And yesterday insiders warned that the man at the centre of the claims denies any wrongdoing and is threatening to sue.
One of the alleged victims has called for an inquiry – and says he wants a meeting with the Prime Minister.
Steven Messham, who claims he was abused as a boy, said: “David Cameron has made a sweeping statement that abused people need to be believed.
“We haven’t been believed. We’ve been swept under the carpet. It’s time for a full investigation.”
Earlier yesterday TV journalist Iain Overton revealed on Twitter: “If all goes well we’ve got a Newsnight out tonight about a very senior political figure who is a paedophile.”
It prompted an internet frenzy of speculation about the identity of the alleged pervert.
Channel 4’s Michael Crick, who used to work on Newsnight, also took to Twitter to claim he had spoken to the man involved, who had not been contacted by the BBC.
He tweeted: “Senior political figure due to be accused tonight by BBC of being paedophile denies allegations + tells me he’ll issue writ agst BBC.”
Up to 650 children in 40 care homes were sexually, physically and emotionally abused over 20 years.
Mr Richards also linked a second leading Tory grandee – now dead – to the scandals at two homes near Wrexham.
Mr Richards – who helped establish the inquiry that unearthed the scale of the abuse – said bluntly: “What I do know is that Morrison was a paedophile. And I know that because of the North Wales child abuse scandal.”…