Saturday, 17 October 2015

The Great British cover-up ?

"The Metropolitan police service has withdrawn its assertion that Cyril Smith attended a house in south London which was allegedly used by a VIP paedophile ring."

"Statements released by the force in 2013 and 2014 claimed that officers had "established" that the late Liberal MP, who was known to be a child abuser, had visited Elm Guest House in Barnes, south-west London."

"That claim has been repeated by campaigners such as the Conservative candidate for mayor of London, Zac Goldsmith who believe there is evidence of a cover-up of abuse at the home dating back 30 years."

"But a new statement released by the Met to the Guardian has removed the claim, casting doubt on whether the late MP for Rochdale was ever there..."

"Claims of a ring at Elm Guest House have been widely circulated across the world’s media. Prominent British men were alleged to have attended the guest house in the 1980s to abuse young boys who had been plied with alcohol."

"Many of the claims originate from Chris Fay, a campaigner for the National Association of Young People in Care, who told the BBC he had written down a "guest list" of VIP paedophiles who attended the guest house. Names on the list include Smith, Harvey Proctor and Leon Brittan."

It looks like an effort is being made by the establishment to undermine the inquiry into child sexual abuse at Elm Guest House, in particular,  as well as frightening off potential witnesses to VIP child abuse more generally.

(1) There was the recent Panorama documentary in which Christopher Fay was rubbished and the interviewer questioned fragile witnesses before completion of police investigations. Exaro claimed that the BBC stole some of their video material for the programme.

(2) There have been calls that Tom Watson MP should apologise for his statements about a VIP paedophile ring in Westminster.

(3) Information provided by alleged child abuse victims to the  inquiry has been deleted due to a blunder...

(4) In January, the Home affairs select committee chaired by Keith Vaz MP accidentally published documents naming victims of abuse on its website.

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