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Westminster Paedophiles: Burying Dead Peter Morrison With The Bryn Estyn Pederasts

by | 29th, November 2014

Westminster peadophiles: A look at the story of politicians abusing children in the 1970s and 1980s. The Morning Star : “Covering Up Murder By A Paedophile Politician” Intoxicating stuff. What news?

As the former head of a children’s home at the centre of the MPs’ child abuse scandal is jailed, evidence emerges that children may have been murdered by paedophile politicians. Steven Walker reports

Evidence…may. What facts?

This article is brought to you by Steven Walker, who is “a Unicef Children’s Champion”. Sounds important. Is it? Unicef tells us it’s a voluntary role open to anyone who applies.

So much for the title. What about the story?

On Wednesday the first conviction under the Operation Pallial investigation into allegations of sexual abuse at the Bryn Alyn Community in Wrexham saw John Allen, the former head of the children’s homes, jailed for 26 offences committed over several decades against children placed in his care. Wrexham is the area where local MP and paedophile Peter Morrison, a former top aide to Margaret Thatcher, preyed on vulnerable children. It seems that the testimony of historic victims of child sexual abuse, the various campaigns to obtain evidence and other efforts to force the government to act, have begun to take effect.

Trouble is that Sir Peter Hugh Morrison remains dead. And he never was arrested, charged or tried for any crimes against children. The story nails the dead man. The dead cannot be libelled. But is that fair? It can’t be.


Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with her private secretary Peter Morrison arriving for the Ian Gow memorial service at St. Margaret's, Westminister, London. Ref #: PA.1443751  Date: 22/10/1990


So. Was the man who was MP for Chester for 18 years a predatory peadophile?

He was gay, as Simon Heffer wrote in 2002:

At least one member of Mrs Thatcher’s first cabinet was homosexual. Her last parliamentary private secretary, Sir Peter Morrison, was a constant trial to the whips, who were afraid that his late-night cruises around and skirmishes in Sussex Gardens would come to the attention of the press.

But children?

EDWINA CURRIE, the former Conservative minister, has claimed that a leading Tory MP during Margaret Thatcher’s era had sex with underage boys and senior party members had covered up for him. Currie, 66, said this weekend she had heard that Sir Peter Morrison, Thatcher’s parliamentary private secretary and deputy chairman of the party, had sex with 16-year-old boys when the age of consent was 21. “Was he doing anything illegal? Almost certainly. Would it be illegal today? Hard to tell now the age of consent is down to 16,” she said…

She had first aired the claims in an autobiography published in 2002, writing: “One appointment in the recent reshuffle has attracted a lot of gossip and could be very dangerous: Peter Morrison has become the PM’s PPS.

“Now he’s what they call ‘a noted pederast’, with a liking for young boys; he admitted as much when he became deputy chairman of the party but added, ‘However, I’m very discreet’ and he must be!

“She [Thatcher] either knows and is taking a chance, or doesn’t; either way, it’s a really dumb move.

“It scares me, as all the press know, and as we get closer to the election someone is going to make trouble very close to her indeed.”


Paedophile Howard Hughes who was found guilty of the double rape and murder of 7 year old Sophie Hook in Llandudno, North Wales. 06/03/00: Hughes has launched a 50,000 compensation bid, claiming he was a victim of abuse at Bryn Estyn children's home, North Wales. * He has launched the legal action against the owners of the Bryn Estyn children's home in north Wales, where he spent some time as a child. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1996 after he was convicted of snatching the Cheshire schoolgirl from a tent where she had been sleeping in her uncle's garden. The naked body of the Cheshire schoolgirl was found washed up on a nearby beach in Craig-y-Don, near Llandudno, the morning she disappeared in 1995. She had been raped and strangled.



And this:

Rod Richards, a former Conservative MP and ex-leader of the Welsh Tories, made the shocking allegation that he had seen evidence linking Sir Peter Morrison to the North Wales children’s homes case, in which up to 650 children in 40 homes were sexually, physically and emotionally abused over 20 years.

Mr Richards also linked a second leading Tory grandee now dead to the scandals at homes including Bryn Estyn and Bryn Alyn Hall, both near Wrexham.

He said official documents had identified the pair as frequent, unexplained visitors to the care homes.

In 2012, ITV reported:

There are claims that one of the region’s best known politicians from the 1980s was seen at the children’s home in North Wales where abuse of children took place. The allegation came from a former resident of the Bryn Estyn home. He says he saw Sir Peter Morrison – who was Conservative MP for Chester for 18 years – drive away with another boy who lived there…


One former resident, Alan Leyshon, told ITV News he had been taken from the home by “people in power” for abuse, while another man who was not identified told Channel 4 News that he recognised former Tory MP Sir Peter Morrison, who died in 1995, as having visited the home on a number of occasions…

The new investigations follow allegations last week by one of the victims, Steve Messham, who said Waterhouse examined only a fraction of the claims of abuse.

He told BBC2’s Newsnight that he was taken out of the Bryn Estyn children’s home and “sold” to men for sexual abuse at a nearby hotel and that a senior Tory from the time was among the perpetrators.

Mr Messham yesterday met Wales Secretary David Jones to discuss his allegations, with the politician afterwards saying he hoped he had been reassured by the Government’s response.

But Mr Messham said that, while he believed the victims were now being taken seriously, he had concerns about the way the new inquiry would be conducted.

“I haven’t got confidence that it’s going to be done properly yet, I’ve got to be convinced of that,” he said. “If I feel nothing’s being done, then names will come out.”.

He later told Channel 4 News he broke into the flat of one of his abusers in Wrexham when he was 16, stealing photographs of boys being abused in which the faces of the attackers were clearly visible.


Steven Messham in Mold, North Wales, a victim of abuse whilst in care rips up a protest banner which was part of a small demonstration against the damning report into two decades of sexual and physical abuse of youngsters in North Wales children's homes. * Social workers, care home staff, local authorities, police and the Welsh Office were severely criticised by the report, entitled 'Lost in Care', into the UK s biggest child sex scandal. Ref #: PA.1270168  Date: 15/02/2000


In 1998, Nick Davies wrote in the Guardian :

The sheer scale of child sexual abuse in Britain


Child sex abuse is not only easy to commit, it is also easy to get away with. It is

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