"Child sex abuse is still being covered up "at the highest level" with allegations reaching "the very top of society", an MP has warned.
John Mann says "hundreds of thousands of people" are "just starting to come forward" with allegations - and they are just "the tip of the iceberg".
"Chillingly, he claims the Establishment is still preventing damaging revelations about the "systemic" abuse being made public. Without a question there is cover-up at the highest level," he fumed today...
"Who am I to say who’s guilty, who’s innocent? I’m not, that’s for juries. But the fact people haven’t been put in front of the courts is part of the travesty."
"It gives a strong message that there are different layers in society and some people can get away with things."
"The campaigning Labour MP believes discovering why former Liberal MP Cyril Smith was never prosecuted despite numerous child abuse allegations is key to unlocking the truth behind the alleged cover-up."
"Smith, who died in September 2010, was held during a 1980s probe into alleged sex parties with teenage boys in south London. An undercover police operation that gathered evidence of child abuse by the MP and other public figures was scrapped shortly after Smith was arrested."
"Mr Mann said: "Why was Cyril Smith, when he was repeatedly apprehended, not prosecuted?..."
"Nigel O’Mara, 51, from the WhiteFlowers campaign, called for files relating to historical abuse cases which are covered by the Official Secrets Act to be released. He said: "The Official Secrets Act has been used on several occasions to hide these crimes..."