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Tom Watson, Simon Danczuk and Rob Wilson all want to be the fake sheikh

by | 15th, November 2012

GOODBYE Cyril Smith. It’s not over yet, of course. Suspected of having been a nonce in life, the former Labour councillor and Liberal MP for Rochdale, not doing too badly in death. Yet. Unlike Jimmy Savile, Smith is still known as Sir Cyril, the Manchester Evening News using the title to tell readers that the plaque honouring Sir Cyril Smith has been removed from Rochdale Town Hall.

Council leader Colin Lambert said he and chief executive Jim Taylor thought it for the best. Says Lambert:

“We make no judgement on the situation with Cyril Smith, but the strength of public feeling is such that we have been alerted to a potential threat to the town hall.”

No judgement? Just like putting up a plaque is no judgment. Oh, puh-lease.

Six news allegations have been made against Sir Cyril Smith, who died in 2010. None to the police. All to Rochdale’s Labour MP, Simon Danczuk. That’s a bit odd, isn’t it? But there seems to be contest in Parliament between the MPs to see which one is the true face of Salem.

Danczuk is pitted against Labour man Tom as a dad Watson (more on that here  and here ) and Tory Rob Wilson. The Tory member for Reading East wrote as matter of urgency to then BBC Director-General George Entwistle, asking him about Jimmy Savile, and to Ofcom about Phillip Schofield’s detective work (more here ).

One alleged victim of Smith’s has broken ranks and spoken to the M.E.N . He says that when aged 12 or 13 at Kingsway High in Rochdale “Sir Cyril” felt him up:

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