British Thatcher aide accused of child abuse


After Jimmy Savile, made a Knight Commander of St. Gregory the Great by the Vatican, and as Sir Jimmy Savile a member of the British nobility, news about another “Sir” …

This video says about itself:

24 October 2012

Prime Minister’s Questions: Labour MP Tom Watson wants an investigation into a powerful paedophile ring in Parliament and people who worked in the past at Downing Street.

By Scott Roberts in Britain:

Gay former Tory MP linked with abuse scandal

28 October 2012, 3:33pm

The late Sir Peter Morrison, a gay former Conservative MP and ex-parliamentary aide to Margaret Thatcher, has been described as a “paedophile” by the former leader of the Welsh Conservatives Rod Richards.

Mr Richards was a Welsh Assembly Member until 2002 and briefly led the party in the chamber during 1999.

According to the Mail on Sunday, Mr Richards has seen evidence linking Sir Peter to the North Wales children’s homes scandal, in which up to 650 youngsters in 40 homes were sexually, physically and emotionally abused during the seventies and eighties.

It is claimed Sir Peter made a number of “unexplained” visits to homes across Wales along with another senior Tory who is now dead.

Allegations have also been made in the Daily Star Sunday of a police cover-up of abuse involving senior politicians and that a complaint made by a teenage rent boy against an unnamed former cabinet minister was suppressed.

The paper claims the minister is still alive.

Attention towards Sir Peter Morrison’s private life was first raised last weekend by the former Conservative Health Minister Edwina Currie.

She told the Sunday Times that Sir Peter previously had engaged in sex with 16-year-old boys when the age of consent was 21.

Ms Currie said Sir Peter, a former deputy party chairman, was protected by a “culture of sniggering, of giggling and of nudge-nudge, wink-wink,” and that his behaviour was covered up by senior Tories.

Sir Peter died of a heart attack early in the morning of 13 July 1995, aged 51.

In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, Rod Richards said:

“What I do know is that Morrison was a paedophile. And the reason I know that is because of the North Wales child abuse scandal.”

Mr Richards was the MP for Clwyd North West until 1997 and served as a junior minister in the Welsh Office during the last Conservative government.

He helped establish an inquiry into the scandal and believes William Hague, who was Welsh Secretary at the time, “should have seen the evidence about Morrison” regarding his visits to children’s homes.

William Hague has denied being presented with any evidence linking Morrison to the child abuse scandal in North Wales.

On Saturday, Mr Hague’s spokesman said:

“Mr Hague established the North Wales Child Abuse Inquiry precisely because of the serious and widespread reports of abuse. It was set up to be as thorough as possible and its terms of reference were widely supported in parliament.”

Last week, Labour MP Tom Watson stunned the Commons when he asked Prime Minister David Cameron to examine historic allegations about a high-level paedophile network linked to a former Downing Street aide – who he later clarified on his blog was not Sir Peter Morrison, but another individual.

See also here.

Update 5 November 2012: here.

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten has vowed to “find out the truth” as Savilegate gathered momentum over the weekend with the arrest of former pop star Gary Glitter: here.

Did the security services cover up for a child-abusing MP? Tony Robinson was a special branch cop in the 1970s. He said he saw a police dossier “thick” with allegations from boys claiming they had been abused by Cyril Smith, the former Liberal MP for Rochdale: here.

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50 thoughts on “British Thatcher aide accused of child abuse

    • It seems that Rod Richards.knew about this before now, but did not say it then. Maybe because of Comservative party pressure on him that revelations would damage the party; and/or Richards?

    • The way Saville covered up by threatening law suits and the like is now being used by the person who is still alive that Tom Watson refers too. Its the Saville defence again! Will we ever learn?

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    • Yes Marilyn. From the media, people sometimes get an impression of a typical rapist being some poor homeless man, lurking in bushes for victims unknown to him to pass. While in practice, perpetrators more often have a hierarchical power relationship to victims. That power also may mean that acts get covered up for a long time.

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  9. Excellent post.For the last few year we been reading about these cases here in the USA a lot.l hope the law will prevail.,and justice will be served ..Jalal

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