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Operation Midland: Harvey Proctor spanks the self-serving police

by | 3rd, May 2015

Harvey Proctor was a Member of Parliament for Basildon and for Billericay between 1979 and 1987. He’s written on the allegations of a VIP peado cover-up. Mr Proctor is not shy of media, telling BBC Radio 4’s Today in March that he was keen to be interviewed by police as soon as possible to clear his name.

You can read about Harvey Proctor here .  In 1987, Mr Proctor admitted “spanking sessions” with male prostitites.

The Press feasted off the story:


Harvey Proctor


Today he writes :

In the context of recent speculation and allegations on the internet, I write this to say that I am innocent of the allegations against me and I will maintain this stance until my dying breath.

It’s a sorry state of affairs when innocence has to be stated. In a just society innocence must be the default position. It’s guilt that must be proven.

The Government’s big inquiry into an alleged cover-up is rooted in the files of Geoffrey Dickens MP. He’s dead. And no-one can find his dossier of alleged abusers. In 1983, Dickens showed his dossier to the then home secretary, Leon Brittan QC. We don’t know its contents. But so controversial and explosive was it that the far from shy and retiring Dickens doesn’t seem to have kept a copy, shown the papers to the Press or done anything with them other than entrust their safe keeping to the Home Office.

This is Dickens who told the Commons:

“Adults in every walk of life are to be found involving themselves in paedophilia. They range from some of the highest in the land to misfits.”

The only name read aloud was that of the depraved Sir Peter Hayman , a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, a group that campaigned for adults to have legalised sex with children as young as four.

[Dickens]  championed other causes, apart from the protection of children. He was a keen advocate of hanging. In 1982, he tackled the Transport Secretary David Howell George Osborne’s future father in law demanding greater security on the railways, because the Chancellor, Sir Geoffrey Howe, had had his trousers stolen on a sleeper train.

That same year, his home was burgled. Dickens suggested in the Commons, without any supporting evidence, that the crime was the work of MI5. In 1990, he called for a debate on the Commons on “the spread of satanism and devil worship in the United Kingdom”.

Mr Dickens saw sexual deviancy is many forms. The adulterer was no fans of homosexual. He wanted anyone with AIDS to have ‘AIDS’ tattooed on their genitals.



This is not to say Mr Dickens was wrong in seeking to expose VIPS who had sex with children. Far from it. It’s to say that we’d like to see his evidence and to have it tested in court. There are gaps. Big ones.


The Guardian August 25th, 1983 (via)


Daily Express, August 25th, 1983


So much for the background to Mr Proctor’s open letter in the Indy . He continues.

On Wednesday 4 March 2015, the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Midland Team raided my home and, under a warrant investigating historical child sexual abuse, searched my house for 15 hours. I was told at 11pm that no statement would be issued to the press and my identity would not come out. That was not the case.

The police love shows of force. They nicked Jim Davidson (innocent) at the airport as she flew INTO the country. They raided Sir Cliff Richard’s home in a live BBC hunt . They trawl for victims of the past in mass appeals.

It’s pervese that in this moden post-Savile, post-Rochdale world, when justice denied to many victims of sex crimes is being made right, people can be humilated in public on the pretext of justice by the very institutions who betrayed so many .

So, Mr Proctor, what say you?

If not before, then within eight hours of the police leaving my home, details of the raid were leaked to the national media. ExaroNews – an odd internet news agency – was tipped off before the police left my home. Mark Conrad, a journalist for the agency, was phoning and emailing my office at 9.34pm – at least 90 minutes before the police left my house.

Is he suggesting the police tipped off the Press?

During and immediately after the search, I volunteered to be interviewed by the Metropolitan Police concerning Operation Midland’s investigations relating to allegations from the 1970s and Eighties.

My solicitors Messrs Sakhi and Gatrad of Sakhi Solicitors, Leicester arranged for me to be interviewed on

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