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Westminster paedophiles: Cyril Smith, Sidney Cooke and official secrets in Coronation Buildings, Lambeth

by | 18th, March 2015

November 1972, Rochdale, Cyril Smith,  Liberal Democrat politician,having just been elected as a Liberal MP, sits on the Liberal bus next to party leader Jeremy Thorpe

 

Westmingter paedophiles: a daily look at allegations of a VIP sex ring cover-up.

Dead Liberal MP Cyril Smith did not only paddle boy’s bottoms. In the 1980s, he was arrested in London as part of an investigation into alleged sex parties with teenage males. It is further alleged the arrest was kept secret by police, who abused the Official Secrets Act to protect the alleged pervert.

The story was broken by BBC’s Newsnight . That’s the same TV show that spiked the story that Jimmy Savile a knight of realm, like Smith was a paedophile on BBC time.

 

 

Retired Lancashire detective Jack Tasker told Sky News :

“Other people were rather worried that if Cyril Smith went before a court, he would open his mouth.”

Don Hale was working for the Bury Messenger  at the time. In 2014, he said Barbara Castle, the veteran Labour politician for Blackburn, Lancashire, handed him a dossier of VIP paedophiles. She has since died.

 

Former Liberal leader Lord Steel insists that “no complaint of any conduct against Cyril Smith MP was ever made to me“.

 

Hale told BBC Radio 5 live’s Nicky Campbell:

“In 1984, I started making enquiries to get a response from various MPs I’d spoken to a number of Liberal MPs named in the document. Cyril Smith came into to see me. He came storming in, said it was all rubbish, demanded that I hand everything over to him straight away and he was really aggressive. I mean he was quite a big guy anyway. He was about six foot tall and quite heavy and he was really poking his fingers at me, threatening, spitting at me, all sorts of things. He was a real horror. In the end I refused to give it. He walked out of the office, stormed out the office. And the very next day Special Branch arrived with three plain clothes officers and about a dozen police, you know, raided the place, pushed me against the wall, were very, very aggressive again, threatened to arrest me on the spot for perverting the course of justice if I didn’t hand over the documents to them. I agreed obviously to do that, showed them what the documents were and they took them and then disappeared.”

Are they still around?

Will more police talk?

… the threat of prosecution under the Official Secrets Act would have made the officers concerned fear for their careers.

And now..?

In 2010GMP Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood said:

“This has been a very complex inquiry and I hope people understand why it has taken some time before we were

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