Anorak | The Tory paedophile ring and other witch hunts

The Tory paedophile ring and other witch hunts

by | 8th, November 2012

PAEDO-hunting is now entertainment for daytime telly. Phillip Schofield, host of ITV’S This Morning, attempted to ambush David Cameron by handing him a list of names of suspected paedophiles he’d found by looking online for a few minutes. No proof. No evidence. Just what Phil had read on the web. For good measure, Phil flashed the list he’d made up to those watching at home. Disgusting.

And odd. Not too long ago the liberal commentariat was bashing the News of The World . When the now dead paper’s Paul McMullan told the Leveson Inquiry Privacy is for Paedos “, he was rounded on. Now the same people that professed to hate such tabloid tactics are using them.

This has been coming. Schofield is just the latest idiot to jump abord the paedo-hunting bandwagon.

Schofield joins Channel 4’s Cathy Newman, who asked ex Welsh Secretary Paul Murphy and Tory MP Karen Lumley that there was a  “danger for the Conservative Party that these allegations may not concern isolated figures in the party?” 

The inference is that the Tories were running a paedophile ring. Proof? None.

The Tory Party Paedo Ring is based on the claims of one Steven Messham, who told a surely gleeful Newsnight  – a show desperate to deflect attention from its Jimmy Savile debacle that he’d been abused by a top Tory at a care home in north Wales.

Mr Messham placed in a care home aged 12 after being beaten by his father. During this time he was sexually abused by several adults.

In 2005, he was cleared of benefits fraud (see photo left). A jury at Chester Crown Court found him  not guilty of five false accounting charges. Mr Messham was arrested in 2001 on suspicion of making false claims to receive £33,000 in housing, income and council tax benefits between 1995 and 2000 .

During the trial, Mr Messham insisted he was told he did not have to declare up to £40,000 savings – much of it compensation from abuse he suffered. In addition, life assurance he received when his wife died in 1992 was meant for a trust fund for his daughter, he said.

Why did North Wales Police go after Mr

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