A soul-searching national inquiry into how authorities may have ignored systematic child abuse in some of Britain's most eminent and illustrious institutions was launched by the home secretary Theresa May yesterday, and as announced in the Commons.
There is no doubt, that the establishment and its puppet parliamentary representation on all sides of the political divide have been shaken and tremble, not only by the disclosure that 114 potentially relevant and said to be explosive files on child abuse were missing, destroyed or lost, but it hammers home yet one more nail (for all to see) into the coffin that says quite clearly that this so-called democracy is not fit for purpose, and that the evidence points in such a way to a parliamentary system of government, that is a total and complete abuse of peoples trust in the absolute!
What May is doing, is a self preservation exercise to protect government and the mother of all parliaments as we know it, from some very serious damage. If it were to be proven, that members of both parliament and government were involved in child abuse and then attempts were deliberately made to cover up or indeed the exhibit was destroyed in order to protect MPs, ministers and government, if that is the case, then surely that’s an abuse of power and what we are led to believe is democracy is just a farce.
The swirling mass of activity yesterday, moved like sudden gusts of wind and. follows many months of scandals involving celebrities and others in positions of influence and authority, but has now turned to Westminster with claims that the former Conservative home secretary Lord Brittan had not properly handled potentially explosive allegations of child abuse by Westminster politicians brought to him in the 1980s by the late Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens.
When I think of Leon Brittan, I think there is possibly something dodgy about the man when you consider the following and can you blame me?
In 1985 as home secretary he wrote to the BBC asking for a broadcast of a programme about Northern Ireland The Troubles in Northern Ireland, At the Edge of the Union, should be cancelled, he stated that transmission of the programme would be against the national interest to which the The BBC's Board of Governors called an emergency meeting and ruled that the documentary could not be shown. The controversy led to a rift in the BBC between the boards of Management and Governors. It also led to a day of strike action by hundreds of television and radio workers who protested against what they perceived as government censorship? Then Brittan resigned as Trade and Industry Secretary in January 1986, over the Westland affair. Brittan had authorised the leaking of a letter from the Solicitor General that had accused Michael Heseltine of inaccuracies in his campaign for Westland to be rescued by a consortium of European investors. The rest of the Government, led by Margaret Thatcher, supported a deal with the American business Sikorsky Fiat. It was later revealed that Brittan had attempted to persuade British Aerospace and GEC to withdraw from the European consortium.
In September 1986, Brittan was cleared by a High Court Judge of acting unlawfully when he gave MI5 permission to tap the telephone of a leader of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. It was alleged that Brittan had authorised the tapping of John Cox, vice-president of CND, at his home in Gwent, in 1983. Government guidelines restricted this type of surveillance to those thought to pose a risk to national security. It was alleged that the tap was part of an attempt to gain information to discredit CND and that Brittan had acted without authority or power when ordering the tap. The judge, however, ruled that Brittan had not flouted guidelines on tapping. The National Council for Civil Liberties at that time criticised the judge's finding that surveillance could be justified by a person's lawful political beliefs and called for stricter limits on surveillance.
While it has been said that the broader public inquiry will produce an interim report before next year's election, the full report will not be completed until afterwards, May has said. However, I can’t help thinking, this is just all a waste of time and it could be that an inquiry conveniently moves the scandal into a layby off the side of the political road for the purpose of the forthcoming general election. If children have been molested and attacked by Paedophile’s in government and parliament, then no time should be wasted in bringing those vile reptiles to justice as a matter of urgency and importance given the fact that much of this may have happened between thirty and forty years ago, some may argue that a public inquiry has it place, but while the arrangements are being made this still doesn't established what happened to the files and it will give the paedophiles who may have been at the heart of government back then more time to live out their lives without being detected just like Cyril Smith. The May inquiry falls very short and only helps to cover up an alleged ring of high-profile Westminster paedophiles from the Eighties.