It is now quite apparent that leading MPs such as Cyril Smith were protected from prosecution by the use of the Official Secrets Act.
That is appalling. These people were virtually given immunity to continue to abuse young children. The establishment were sanctioning their known and on-going abuse of young people.
Just who was it who pulled the strings behind the scenes to prevent investigation and prosecution? Who were these faceless establishment seniors who gave the orders to stifle investigations on MPs and other establishment figures?
Cyril Smith was so well know at picking up young boys on train stations that he was used in police training films on how to spot paedophiles and how paedophiles operated, yet he was allowed to go ahead abusing boys. Incredible.
The only hopes of getting to the bottom of what has occurred is for those senior police who were threatened and cajoled, so that they stopped their investigations, to now come forward and give evidence. We need to know who was behind the cover up. And let’s be quite clear – we are talking about the rape and even possible murder of young boys and girls here. These are no minor offences. We are also talking about leading politicians of their day. But in order for these Police Officers to come forward and tell what they know they have to be assured that they themselves will not be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act.
That shouldn’t be too difficult should it? They need legal reassurances that they will not be prosecuted.
So why was an extremely flustered Theresa May unable to give such assurances? She looked uncomfortable and out of her depth as she gave evidence to the Vaz enquiry. All she could come up with was pejorative terms like ‘I would hope they would not be prosecuted’ and ‘I would not expect them to be prosecuted’. Hardly reassuring. Yet she must have known the question was coming. It might not have been in her power to give that promise but if she had prepared properly she should have consulted those who could or at least explained.
It was a scandalous performance. All the stops must be taken out. If celebrities are being hauled over the coals for comparatively minor offences then MPs, aristocrats and senior establishment figures should be treated in the same way.
Clearly they have not been. One rule for one and a different rule for everybody else?