Anorak | The paedophile witch hunt trawls for Masons from Dunblane to Wales

The paedophile witch hunt trawls for Masons from Dunblane to Wales

by | 12th, November 2012

FREEMASONS! Channel 4 has alluded to the spectre of freemasonry at the paedo feeding frenzy. Is the BBC debacle linked to the Freemasons? The BBC, Tom Watson MP, Channel 4 News and Phillip Schofield have spoken about peadophiles operating in the ruling Conservative Party of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. None have offered a shred of proof nor taken their concerns to the police. The BBC and the Guardian went further, alluding to and naming to Lord McAlpine, linking the former Tory Party treasurer to child abused in North Wales care homes. Lord McAlpine is entirely innocent. The broadcasters’ whispers were based on the claims of one Steven Messham , who had been abused by others. Mr Messham has apologised , blaming the police for facilitating his error.

George Monbiot of The Guardian told his 55,000 Twitter followers:  “I looked up Lord McAlpine on t’internet. It says the strangest things.” 


The Speakers’ wife Sally Bercow told her 56,000 Twitter followers: “Why is Lord McAlpine trending? *innocent face*”

How does that help the victims?

The ball is rolling. The vain, idiotic, biased and agenda-driven are on the hoof. Prime Minister David Cameron warned against a witch hunt. No small irony that Cameron made his warning after he announced a review of the Waterhouse Inquiry into that sexual abuse of minors at North Wales care homes.

The focus will now fall on the Masons .

Thomas Hamilton was the suspected paedophile who murdered 16 children and their teacher in 1996. He had links to the Masons. Hamilton killed himself after he had murdered so many in Dunblane Primary School’s gymnasium.

In The Honourable Lord Cullan’s report into The Public Inquiry into the Shootings at Dunblane Primary School on 13 March 1996, we learnt that Hamilton had been investigated by police following complaints about his behaviour around young boys.

The report said :

A number of complaints were made about his leadership, the most serious of which were concerned with two occasions when the boys who were in his charge were forced to sleep overnight in his company in a van during very cold weather at Aviemore. His excuse on the first occasion was that the intended accommodation had been double-booked and he was warned of the need to double-check such arrangements. On the latter occasion it was found that no booking had been made by him on either of these occasions.

Having been booted out of the scouts, Hamilton set up 15 clubs for boys aged 7 to 11. “The club activities consisted of games, such as football, along with an element of gymnastics .”


He took photographs of boys without their parents’ knowledge or consent…

At the camps there was a general lack of adequate supervision; the boys were found to have insufficient clothing for the prevailing weather; he insisted on making a videofilm when the boys were cold and wet; and he insisted that the boys should be denied contact with their parents. It was not surprising that they became homesick and upset…

He also took photographs of boys in their swimming trunks.

Was he a Mason? Lord Cullen considered it:

Thomas Hamilton harboured a long-standing grievance against the Scouts and the police. In the large volume of correspondence which he generated a recurring theme is his assertion that the police were biased in favour of the “brotherhood of masons” and that there was a “brotherhood” link between the Scouts and the police. In passing it may be noted that this together with evidence given by Mr Deuchars indicated that Thomas Hamilton had never been a freemason. I am satisfied that he was not a member of the masons.

If we are looking for secrets and a conspiracy, this leads to the obvious question: was Lord Cullen a Mason?

Cranmer writes:

Hamilton’s MP, George Robertson, now Lord Robertson, was a Mason. who allegedly supported Hamilton’s gun licence. Investigating senior police officers were Masons. Is Lord Cullen, who conducted the inquiry into the tragedy, also a Mason? He is said to have ‘Masonic connections’ (which High Court judge doesn’t?), and (mysteriously) all his findings are subject to a 100-year embargo.

In the case of the Bryn Estyn Children’s Home and the inquiry presided over by retired High Court judge Sir Ronald Waterhouse QC, Channel 4 pointed out that a number of the accused were Masons, as were investigating North Wales police officers, as was the tribunal’s leading counsel, as was the Judge… and we now learn that Waterhouse forbade the victims and the media to name any senior politicians or police officers in their witness testimonies…

Ought someone to leap to the defence of Freemasons?

Do we know the full facts? No . The BBC wrote in 2006:

Under the 100-year Closure Act, the findings of the enquiry were originally to be held secret for 100 years, due to the deaths including those of children. However, the Freedom of Information Act superseded the previous act and made the enquiry available to the public.

In 2005, the BBC wrote:

The Lord Advocate has lifted a 100-year restriction on documents relating to the Dunblane massacre inquiry. Colin Boyd’s decision to release information from the 1996 inquiry follows demands from victims’ families.

Edited material will be made available from Monday but Mr Boyd said some documents would not be published as they could distress relatives… Lord Advocate Colin Boyd The Scottish Office, the Crown Office and Lord Cullen, who led the inquiry into the Dunblane shootings, agreed that some information should be kept for 100 years to avoid it causing distress to the child victims or their siblings.

We do not know it all. We are not allowed to. Children are murdered and the elite keep things from us. Why? They say it’s to protect children. If you are looking to foment a conspiracy, this is pretty much how you’d go about it.

In 1996, the Independent reported:

A Labour MP is calling for an inquiry into allegations that Thomas Hamilton, the killer at Dunblane, had links with the Freemasons. Frank Cook, member for Stockton North, said he had tabled a Commons motion claiming that Hamilton may have been allowed to build up an arsenal of high-powered weapons because of links with the ultra-secret society.

Mr Cook claims Hamilton was granted a firearms certificate in 1979, two years after joining Lodge number 1417 of the Masonic Order at Garrow Hill, Glasgow. Mr Cook says his information is from a senior police source.

The Masons deny Hamilton was a member. In 2003, the Scotsman reported:

THEY are thick brown ledgers that wouldn’t look out of place in a Harry Potter film. The huge tomes – each containing around 500 yellowing pages crammed with densely-packed, handwritten information – are so heavy some staff are banned from attempting to lift them.

The huge works are the membership registers of the 600 Freemason’s lodges of Scotland, the “secret” order reputed to wield legendary influence in the corridors of power.

And last week, in a historic and unprecedented move, six volumes were thrown open to Scotland on Sunday as part of Freemasonry’s attempts to dispel its secretive image and counter a damaging association with Dunblane killer Thomas Hamilton. It is the first time that an outside organisation has had such open access to masonic files.

The registration books, and the equally-voluminous attendance books for two individual lodges, cover the period during which Hamilton could have been a member or a visitor. Exhaustive searches by senior staff of the Grand Lodge of Scotland – effectively head office – has failed to find any record of Hamilton ever being a mason or even stepping over the threshold of the masonic lodges in Glasgow and Stirling to which he has been most closely linked.

The Grand Lodge is now even considering publishing the relevant membership records on the internet in a further move to reassure the wider public that it has nothing to hide.

Robert Cooper, the museum and library curator of the Grand Lodge in Edinburgh’s George Street, said: “We are going to ask for members’ permission from two lodges that Thomas Hamilton has been linked with to print the membership book on the internet to put an end to speculation over whether he was a Freemason or not. We know he wasn’t but we want everyone else to be sure as well.”…

Cooper is more familiar than most with how the theory goes. It sprang, he says, from the clearly-recorded membership of Hamilton’s grandfather, James, a welder who joined the Garrowhill Lodge in the working class district of Baillieston in December 1957 and, after moving home, was a regular attendee at the Royal Arch Lodge in Stirling until his death in 2000.

As the grandfather was a member, then so was the grandson, so the theory progresses. As a mason, Thomas Hamilton would mix socially with other masons, many of them local police officers, the theory dictates. “Thomas Hamilton was unstable but was allowed to keep guns in his house by the police because they were all masons together,” Cooper said. “None of this is true.”

Membership records were scrutinised for the years in which Hamilton, who was born in 1952, could have been a member. They were from 1973, after he was 21 (you can only join at 18 if your father has been a member), to 1996 when he died. Another two Thomas Hamiltons were unearthed in Scotland but they were both the wrong ages.

“We spent months scouring the relevant documentation and no trace was found of him. Of course people will say you would say that wouldn’t you, which is why we are prepared to open the relevant parts of the register and attendance books up to scrutiny.”

Thomas Hamilton was born Thomas Watt, Jr. 10 May 1952. He was adopted and raised by his grandparents. His grandfather raised him. Might be an idea to check the ledgers for “Watt”.

Now to the Waterhouse Inquiry into abuse at North Wales care homes.

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