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Westminster Paedophiles: Waiting For Leon Brittan To Die And That Leon Brittan Sauna Photo

by | 28th, November 2014

Westminster paedophiles: A look at the story of politicians abusing child in the 1970s and 1980s.

The Daily Mail has a question:

Did PM’s adviser try to stop MP linking Brittan to claims of child sex abuse?

Anorak ‘s rule is that when a headline is phrased as a question the answer is always ‘no’.

Jack Doyle reports:

One of David Cameron’s former legal advisers was accused yesterday of trying to discourage a Labour MP from naming Lord Brittan over child abuse allegations. Simon Danczuk, the campaigning Rochdale MP, claimed Sir Edward Garnier spoke to him before he was due to give evidence to a committee of MPs this summer.

Mr Danczuk is Labour MP for Rochdale, the place where former Labour politician and bottom spanker Cyril Smith held sway (mostly as a Liberal MP) and gangs of predominately men of Paksitani origin raped underage girls. He is now a man on a mission to unearth historic sex crimes in the Tory Party. Anorak would be interested if he were able to point the finger at those who ignored children who have proven they were abused in his constituency in more recent times.

Mr Danczuk said Sir Edward – who was Solicitor General from 2010 to 2012 – said that ‘challenging Lord Brittan on child abuse would not be a wise move’. The MP made the claims in a Commons debate under Parliamentary privilege, meaning he cannot be sued for libel or face other legal action over what he said.

Lucky him. But is any of this brave? Claim upon claim with no evidence adds to the stench but brings us no closer to an actual trial and justice.

The debate, about the progress of the Government’s overarching inquiry into the handling of child sex abuse allegations by public bodies, also heard from Tory MP Zac Goldsmith who repeated claims that a former Cabinet minister was photographed with a naked boy in the sauna of a guesthouse at the centre of historic child sex abuse allegations.

Show us the photo.

Mr Danczuk told MPs: ‘Earlier this year I told the Home Affairs Select Committee that a dossier containing allegations about child abuse by politicians had been handed by Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens to the then home secretary Leon Brittan. This revelation helped lead to the Wanless/Whittam review and to the establishment of the overarching inquiry. But not everyone was pleased with the idea that I might challenge Lord Brittan.

Well, that’s understandable. But it should not necessarily imply any guilt.

‘The night before my appearance at the committee I had an encounter with the right honourable learned member for Harborough [Edward Garnier]. After the 10pm vote he drew me to one side outside the chamber and warned me to think very carefully about what I was going to say the following day. He told me that challenging Lord Brittan on child abuse would not be a wise move and that I might even be responsible for his death as he was unwell.”

(Leon Brittan was Home Secretary from 1983 to 1985, and Mr Danczuk claims that at the time he

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