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Westminster paedophiles: Colin Wallace, Kincora, child murder and Sir Maurice Oldfield’s sick MI6

by | 23rd, July 2015

The story of child abuse among the elite is taken up by the Times . “Child abuse cover-up at the heart of government,” says the headline.

The story will provide a link to the abuse at Kincora Boys Home in east Belfast. Three senior care staff at Kincora -William McGrath, Raymond Semple and Joseph Mains were jailed in 1981 for abusing 11 boys. At least 29 boys were abused at the home between the late 1950s and the early 1980s.


News of the World, 21st February 1982


The British intelligence services allegedly kept a lid on the abuse. Why? Well, one of the convicted men, William McGrath, is widely believed to have been an MI5 agent.

Martin Dillon claims in The Dirty War , McGrath was leader of loyalist paramilitary group Tara.






Irish Central adds:

Back in 1973 a full-time missionary in Paisley’s church, Valerie Shaw, approached Paisley with horrific news. A senior administrator at the Kincora orphanage in Belfast and a close ally of Paisley named William McGrath was abusing boys at the home.

Paisley ignored Shaw and refused to investigate.


Sunday News, 20th February 1983


Brian Gemmell, an intelligence officer in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, says a senior MI5 officer told him not to investigate Kincora.

Sean O’Neill and Francis Elliott notice papers “found” in a Cabinet Office storeroom amid a batch of “assorted and unstructured papers”.

A key paper from November 1986 shows Sir Antony Duff, then director-general of MI5, writing to Sir Robert Armstrong, the cabinet secretary, about inquiries into an MP said to have “a penchant for small boys”.

Who better than the secret service to keep secrets?

The MI5 chief writes that he accepts the MP’s denial and adds: “At the present stage . . . the risks of political embarrassment to the government is rather greater than the security danger”.

But if crime is being committed don’t MI5 have duty to tell the police? Don’t the people have a right to know if a nonce is looking to shag boys?


Letter from Richard Heaton to NSPCC head Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC, who examined how the Home Office dealt with files alleging child abuse from 1979 to 1999


The Duff note was disclosed to Peter Wanless, head of the NSPCC, and Richard Whittam, QC, who published a review last year into the loss of hundreds of Home Office files relating to allegations made in the 1980s.
The two men concluded last November that there had been no systematic destruction of files but, in a supplementary report quietly released by the government yesterday, they are fiercely critical of the attitude betrayed by the MI5 head’s note.

Their new report says that Sir Antony’s words are a “striking example” of how “the risk to children is not considered at all”.

Well, so it would seem. But the note is without context. What happened next? Was the MP Sir Cyril Smith or some other pervert?


Sunday People, 3rd April 1983


Will Justice Lowell Goddard’s inquiry ever get to see all the documents?

The newly discovered Cabinet Office files will be passed to the inquiry. They include documents and correspondence relating to senior Westminster figures including Peter Morrison, an MP who was Mrs Thatcher’s parliamentary private secretary, Leon Brittan, the former home secretary, and Sir William van Straubenzee, former conservative MP and junior minister.

Good. Drag them before the Beak. Make them talk.

All three are dead.

Anyone else?

There are papers relating to Sir Maurice Oldfield, the former head of MI6, and his alleged connection to one of Britain’s most notorious abuse scandals at the Kincora boys’ home in Northern Ireland.

Sir Maurice is dead.

The Lobster No. 4, 1984 ( via ):

It has been claimed (in Sunday News 20th Feb. and The Phoenix, 19th Feb.1983) that at the heart of the disclosures over the Kincora scandal is an internal row in the intelligence services. A dissident faction is thought to have formed in the Secret Service. The scuffles over revelations concerning Kincora started with the writing of a book by Rupert Allason, pen name Nigel West, son of a leading MI6 officer.

The original fight was about whether the KGB had deeply penetrated every aspect of British Intelligence. Now a lot of dirty linen is being washed in public and the background to the purges in British Intelligence in Northern Ireland and, perhaps, some details of the private life of Sir Maurice Oldfield, the

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