And how many years have passed since we accidentally named Brittan as the alleged parliamentary paedophile

At last somebody has had the courage to mention names. The name of former future Prime Minister Leon Brittan, which Boggart Blog let slip in 2007, has been associated officially with sex abuse allegations that have circulated for over twenty years. At the height of his success Brittan suddenly quit as Home Secretary after being strongly tipped to succeed Margaret Thatcher, to take up a sinecure as an EU commissioner. His name has been linked with paedophilia allegations since the 1980s.

Now, as the establishment tries to close ranks around their own once again, appointing a friend of Brittan to head an inquiry into previous cover ups by senior figures in government of allegations that several Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem MPs were involved in a child abuse ring, somebody has at last had the courage to say the name at the centre of it.

A Labour MP has used parliamentary privilege to accuse former Home Secretary Leon Brittan of ‘improper conduct with children’.

He used a Commons debate on the 1984-85 miners’ strike to suggest that those who took part in the industrial action will not be surprised by the allegations against Lord Brittan.

The remarks from Jim Hood, who said there were ‘reports about child abuse being linked with’ the Conservative politician, were criticised as ‘disgusting’ by business minister Matthew Hancock.

Under parliamentary privilege, MPs can make contentious allegations without fear of prosecution for slander or contempt of court. But critics said Mr Hood’s comments were an abuse of this privilege.

The row comes amid calls for the head of the official inquiry into historic child sex abuse to resign over links to Lord Brittan, now 75. Fiona Woolf has admitted attending dinner parties with the politician, who was in charge of the Home Office in the 1980s.

It has been claimed that Lord Brittan was handed a file, which is now missing, in late 1983 which allegedly detailed child abuse at the highest levels of Westminster.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2811776/Labour-MP-links-Leon-Brittan-80s-child-abuse-claims-Amid-row-historic-sex-crimes-inquiry-former-Home-Secretary-named-Commons.html#ixzz3HZChcsvs

Ssssh! What’s that we hear? Could it be the sound of a heavily built man wearing hush puppies running for the hills.

Strangely, as news broke today of a damning report on the failure of Manhester’s Labour controlled council and highly politicised police force to act on allegations of organised sexual abuse of young girls, I have yet to hear one single voice from the left raised in protest about these shameful cases of what amounts to criminal negligence by Labour run councils and their officers. Foucking hypocrites.

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