VIP paedophiles: Leon Brittain abused, Chris Fay slated and Tom Watson under fire
Chris Fay, former social worker and Labour councillor in south London, is the subject of a Times story that chips away at the Westminster paedophile panic. The paper says Fay passed allegations about Lord Brittan of Spennithorne to Tom Watson, now the Labour deputy leader, who told the Commons of a “powerful paedophile network” linked to Westminster.
Mr Fay, 69, said yesterday that he had been “a very leftwing Labour councillor” who enjoyed “on a political level” the accusations made against prominent Tories. He was the first to publicly name Lord Brittan as a paedophile and began drawing up a list of VIP suspects in the 1980s which has since achieved widespread circulation.
One of Lord Brittan’s accusers, known as David, disclosed this week that he had been confused and now felt guilty. David told BBC’s Panorama that Mr Fay had encouraged him to name Lord Brittan as one of his abusers, saying that “the surname came out of Chris Fay’s mouth and I just went along with it. I identified him with a photograph”.
Mr Fay denies the accusation, although he admitted it was true that he had shown David a photograph of Lord Brittan. He said this was contained in a parliamentary directory of MPs from the 1980s which he used to help victims who believed they had been abused by politicians to identify the culprits. He insisted that this was only after David had independently named the former home secretary as one of those who had raped him as a child.
Mr Fay, who was jailed for fraud in 2011 for his role in a scam which conned pensioners out of almost £300,000, said he remained convinced that Lord Brittan was guilty.
So. That’s two people. Anyone else..?
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