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Ted Heath was an aadvark shagging paedophile who never did go to the moon with Jonathan King

by | 9th, August 2015

circa 1967:  British broadcaster, disc jockey and singer Jonathan King.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

 

Ted Heath wasn’t a pedophile. Well, not unless former Tory MP Matthew Parris is an aadvark. He writes in the Times :

Cards on the table first. If Ted Heath was a child abuser, I’m an aardvark.

Why an aardvark? Is it because it always come first and being a former MP-turned bylined columnist is all about ‘me’? Why not lion? Or a bat?

Media coverage has been a discredit to journalism. This was never a story. No serious evidence was ever advanced.

Yet. The police are on a fishing expedition as we speak.

The police have behaved atrociously… If you grandstand in front of the former PM’s house, advertising nationally for anyone who thinks they might have been abused by Heath in the past half century (and it’s well known there can be generous compensation for victims) then it’s hardly surprising that from a population nearing 70 million, by no means all honest or sane, you get a handful of responses.

Not all 70 million were alive when Ted was. But point taken. The police news appeal looks like a broadcast by a self-serving, biased political party.

The photos published of Heath with Jimmy Savile hit a new low. There must be thousands of snapshots of people standing next to Savile. I remember shaking hands with him in his ludicrous gold lamé tracksuit near the start of a 1980s London Marathon.

Look out for that photo resurfacing after Parris’ career has gone to the great judge in the skies.

Doubtless there has been child-abuse in Westminster’s Dolphin Square. Doubtless there has been child abuse in (say) the nearby social housing estate of Churchill Gardens. Doubtless there has been child abuse in every populous residential development in Britain. Doubtless people have always tried to cover such things up. And it will sometimes turn out that individuals with clout or influence have used it.

It’s become a story about belief. The craven police say they will treat any claim with belief. Not doubt. Belief.

Let it be that hero of broadcast journalism, the American Ed Murrow, speaking in 1953 about the McCarthy era: “We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men.”

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