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Leon Brittan

Parliament reviews Investigations into Child Sex Abuse.

Lord Lexden, who used to be Alistair Cooke, a fine author and researcher before acquiring his ermine robes, rose to speak in the House of Lords on Friday. He paid homage to Carolyn Hoyle and her team who steered the voices of the ‘other’ victims of the VIP abuse ‘hunt’ – that of the falsely accused [...]

Not yet ‘Settle’d.

Mark Watts was busy picking the cherries out of the Operation Vincente review conducted by Deputy Chief Constable James Vaughan of Dorset Police. Met was right to interview Lord Brittan over rape – review. Screams his headline – in red. I am not aware of anyone who has ever queried whether a serious allegation should [...]

Necro-nonce© policing and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.

Every single working day of the past year; every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – and come to that – most Saturdays for good measure, a senior and specially trained police officer of the gender requested by the ‘victim’, will enter a carefully selected suite of rooms, decorated in ‘calming’ hues, with comfortable seating, [...]

That’s Settled.

DCI Paul Settle’s evidence to the Home Affairs Committee yesterday has been fascinating. A solid, old fashioned Police Officer, standing his ground in the face of his senior officers and an array of Members of Parliament. It emerged that he hasn’t ‘left the Metropolitan Police force’ as some had imagined, on a fat pension. He’s [...]

The Pied Pipers of Paedo Panic.

The Times excels itself in the blame game. In times of yore, Kelvin MacKenzie, then at the helm of the great ship ‘Sun’, was of the opinion that the answer to the question ‘what is a journalist for’ was ‘to put a ferret up the trousers of a politician and see how long he could [...]

Munchausen’s Tea Party.

The poisonous legacy of Leveson drags on. The main stream media has turned into ‘penny dreadful’ country in its efforts to prove that it should be allowed to print anything and everything (well, not the denials and furious rebuttals of its angry victims – only the allegations against them appear on the front page). We [...]