You know how it feels when somebody gives you a thick dossier and thirty or forty years later someone asks you where you put it, and you just cannot remember… Infuriating isn’t it. It was there just 10,000 days ago, but now… It’s like it never existed!
What? That has never happened to you? Ho Hum. Well, it’s just happened to Leon Brittan. He’s 74 and he can tell you exactly how it feels.
The news that Lord Brittan has been interviewed under police caution comes as little surprise to me because his name has been being hawked around the Internet for the last couple of years now, since the initial attempt upon the other Lord, McAlpine, came to naught.
It’s not the first time Lord Brittan has been caught up in a public Sex Scandal however. Oh me, oh my, No! Here he is in the Sydney Morning Herald on June 28th 1984. The story had even reached Australia! If you don’t already know this story, as I’m sure many Anna Raccon’s erudite readers will, then please do take the time to read it. If you do, read it again because it was so long ago you may have forgotten some of the details!
As you will have noticed, there was something spooky going on, according to Private Eye, which at that time was in it’s high prime of Scandal Mongering, being edited by the recently retired Richard Ingrams. Was Ingrams part of a labyrinthine Tory double-bluff plot? Or was he telling the truth? I think we should be told.
What about the source of the “missing dossier”. It came from Geoffrey Dickens MP, now deceased. Dickens, like a namesake of his, produced more than one volume. Here is the gist of another of Dickens’ dossiers around that time:
Geoffrey Dickens latched on to Audrey Harper immediately, supporting her and helping her spread the news that, to her knowledge, English Satanists were still sacrificing children. Dickens was one of two Tory MPs (the other being David Wilshire) engaged in anti-occult agitation during the late ’80s. Wilshire actually called for witchcraft laws to be re-instated, and Dickens campaigned for occult literature to be restricted or banned. Complaining that “perverted cults which worship the devil can freely publish guides on how to dabble in the occult,” he opined, “The Home Office must act.” He worked closely with Childwatch, a Hull-based organization that used every opportunity to warn the public about Satanic ritual abuse in England. Its founder, Diane Core, declared that up to 4000 English children were being sacrificed by Satanists annually. She publicly aired bizarre stories from alleged SRA survivors, like the “breeder” who claimed her cult froze sacrificed babies so members could defrost and eat them later. Wilshire declared in the House of Commons that Satanism is about the ritual mutilation and torture of people, particularly children.
One solution to the puzzle about where the dickens did Dicken’s dossier go, is painfully obvious. It would have gone back to the same place it came from: MI5.
Who ya gonna call? Ghost Busters?