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VIP paedophiles: Tom Watson stood on Teresa May’s iceberg and danced on graves

by | 9th, October 2015

Tom-Watson Tom Watson has raged against the ‘Murdoch Press’. He has stood in the Commons and talked about powerful paedophiles. The deputy leader of the Labour Party also wrote to the DPP demanding a full review into claims of rape and sexual abuse against Lord Brittan

Former Tory MP and home secretary Brittan is dead.

The Times reports:

Tom Watson pressured police to ­investigate a string of sexual abuse allegations against Leon Brittan, the former home secretary, based on the evidence of three witnesses who were subsequently discredited… Labour’s deputy leader led the way in pushing for a criminal investigation ­into Lord Brittan of Spennithorne, saying that he found the alleged victims to be credible and sincere.


Yesterday details emerged of a letter Mr Watson wrote to Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, in May last year, in which he demanded a full review into claims of rape and sexual abuse.


Within weeks of Mr Watson’s letter in May last year, Lord Brittan, who was terminally ill with cancer, was questioned by police over Jane’s allegation of rape. It has been reported that there were inconsistencies in her evidence. The Met has since informed the peer’s widow that they have abandoned that investigation. It is unclear what action police took in the two other cases.

Well, there was no court cases.

Despite growing criticism of his role in whipping up interest in the allegations against Lord Brittan, Mr Watson has not publicly commented on claims made by Panorama that the “VIP paedophile scandal” was falling apart. A spokesman said the Labour deputy leader was abroad on holiday and had not yet viewed the Panorama programme. Mr Watson is not expected to make a public statement until this weekend at the earliest.

On his jolly hols.

In a letter to The Times today, Lord Lester of Herne Hill, a Lib Dem peer, calls on Mr Watson to apologise. He ­accused him of having “mounted what I believe to be a sustained, cowardly attack on my old friend Leon Brittan”.

Does he read the Times on holiday?

Boris Johnson has asked Britain’s most senior policeman to explain the “completely unacceptable” delay in telling Lord Brittan’s widow that he had been cleared. He said: “I welcome the fact that the Met has now apologised to Lady Brittan. It is clear that the delay in informing her that there was no case to answer is completely unacceptable and I have raised the matter with the [Met] commissioner.”

The police on the PR beat have an agenda. And Watson, who attacks Murdoch but not so much the hacking  Mirror ; who goes for old Tories but… Well, the Murdoch-owned Times has more:

Tom Watson has apologised for saying that the former cabinet minister Leon Brittan was “close to evil” at a time when tributes were flooding in after he died early this year.

Evil. Not bad. Not corrupt. Not criminal. Evil. And you still dare call it a witch-hunt?

Writing in the Huffington Post , Watson says:

“In October 2012 I asked a question in parliament about a network of paedophiles.”

What network?

“An investigation into their activities had been closed down before reaching a conclusion.”

What network?

“Two of them have now been convicted and they are serving long sentences. I have passed more information to the police since then and a third man has also been sent to prison partly as a result of this. My motivation throughout has been to help victims as best as I could.”

Yes, but what network? Nonces have been locked up. But no network has been found.

“In 2014 I wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions asking her to look into serious allegations that had been made against Leon Brittan. Let me set out as clearly as I can why I wrote that letter.”


“I had been told of multiple allegations about Leon Brittan and I had met some of the people making those allegations at their request. I did not and could not know if they were true but I did believe their claims should be fully investigated.”

Believe. Claims.

“I have heard many disturbing and harrowing accounts of child abuse since I asked that question in the House of Commons…”


“It is impossible not to become deeply upset and angry when listening to them.”

Is it? Any sane human being finds child abuse abhorrent. We can all agree on that, right? But the courts cannot become deeply upset and angry on hearing a story. Justice is blind. It requires facts.

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