Sunday, 6 July 2014

Another Political Cover Up

The former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Tebbit has said he believes there 'may well have been a political cover-up' over child abuse by political figures in Westminster in the 1970's and 80s.
It seems almost certain that it was covered up as the Home Office has now announced that not only has the original document been lost but a further 114 relevant files have also gone missing from government files.
The missing dossier compiled by Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens told his family that the information he handed over in 1983 and 1984 would 'blow the lid off' the lives of powerful and famous child abusers but it appears that the information he gave to then Home Secretary Leon Brittan was buried. 
Brittan, himself under questioning in a rape claim from 1967, suggested at the time that the dossier would be passed to the police, but Scotland Yard says it has no record of receiving or launching any investigation into the allegations.
Brittan originally said that he didn't remember receiving the document from Dickens and then remembered handing it to officials to investigate.
On Saturday, the Home Office made public a letter to Keith Vaz, the chairman of the home affairs select committee, in which the department confirmed that correspondence from Dickens had not been retained and it had found 'no record of specific allegations by Mr Dickens of child sex abuse by prominent public figures' and were either 'destroyed, lost or missing'.
As Geoffrey Dickens died in 1995, Leon Brittan is the only other person who knows the names of the people involved and as politicians reputations are at an all time low following the expenses scandal, the idea that an even larger cover up is going on, and one of such serious allegations, will see even further disconnect between the public and the politicians.

3 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

114 files. Ha. Our tax service lost 20,000 emails and said "things happen".

Q

Lucy said...

I doubt if your tax service lost the emails on purpose to protect paedophile politicians though.

Keep Life Simple said...

True