“The view that I took was that if you have a police officer of unimpeachable integrity to do these investigations, if people at the end of this process are cleared, given a clean bill of health, that is the most effective way of ensuring that public confidence can be restored… There are broader questions about the extent to which these activities were coordinated and the extent to which those responsible for those activities may have had a broader agenda.””
Moving to a different but very connected topic is the report relating to the paedophilia in the Government. It was reported a couple of days ago that a powerful paedophile ring stretching into Parliament and Number 10 existed and needed investigation. The whistleblower, Peter McKelvie stated,
“I believe there are sufficient grounds to carry out a formal investigation into allegations of up to 20 MPs and Lords over the last three to four decades, some still alive and some dead. The list is there,”
Lord Brittan, a former Conservative Home Secretary has also been questioned by detectives investigating allegation of rape. The detectives investigating it are part of Scotland Yard’s Operation Fairbank inquiry team which was launched after Tom Watson MP made allegations of widespread child abuse in Parliament. Interestingly however, Lord Brittan was handed a document known as the “Dicken’s Dossier” when he was Home Secretary in 1980. This dossier constitutes one of 114 files which have gone missing.
Fearing a cover-up, the Labour MP Tom Watson has called for a “Hillsborough-style” public inquiry. Indeed paedophile networks often involve child abuse of the extreme kind and is perpetrated by authority figures, be they teachers, step-fathers or Conservative Party members and peers. As Salter, after citing several case-examples, elucidates regarding the nature of network paedophilia:
Participant’s description of organised abuse had much in common with their other accounts of abuse and violence but it also had particular characteristics that set it apart. Not only was organised abuse associated with particularly severe forms of physical abuse and sexual violence, but perpetrators engaged in creative strategies with the intention of enhancing the fear, pain and confusion of victims… [Citing a case-study), They staged mock forensic interviews and physical ‘examinations’… by men posing as doctors or therapists in order to make the [victim] terrified of cooperating with professionals who might initiate investigation into her abuse… If she or other children resisted the abuse they were subject to torture techniques better known in military contexts including the use of stress postures and the stretching of limbs that, whilst agonising, does not leave a mark on the victim… It [organised abuse] involved a degree of sadism and premeditation that marked it as particularly painful, confusing and traumatising. (Salter M. Organised Sexual Abuse (2013) p.91)
My reason for referencing the above is to emphasise the absolutely sickening nature of abusive organised paedophilia. It is a destruction of childhood and a decimation of lives. One would think that where allegations of such a nature were made, with strong grounds, that government officials would not hesitate to prevent risking another innocent life being destroyed. All measures, police and public, would be undertaken to ensure the truth emerges and justice be done.
Given the tenacity of Michael Gove in kick-starting the investigations, throwing all his resources to prove something which did not exist in the first place in the Trojan Hoax affair and the “strong defence of liberalism” in the face of (a bogus) threat to British values, that he would be amongst the first to potentially defend, not something intangible and indefinable (like British values), but tangible lives of innocent little children. To reiterate Gove’s quote towards the beginning,
“if people at the end of this process are cleared, given a clean bill of health, that is the most effective way of ensuring that public confidence can be restored… There are broader questions about the extent to which these activities were coordinated and the extent to which those responsible for those activities may have had a broader agenda”
Surely, “the most effective” way of restoring public confidence should be undertaken. And surely the prospect of it still existing should be considered in case there is a “broader agenda”. Shockingly though expectedly, Michael Gove, disagreeing with calls for a public inquiry said,
“I think it is important both that we analyse what has happened in the past when a different culture prevailed, but also it is really important that we ensure that those who are keeping children safe now – teachers and social workers – are supported.”
Different culture? Is Gove here trying to provide excuses for the paedophilic acts of his predecessors? And is this “analysis” because they are not Muslim? Ofsted and EFA investigation methods are changed to somehow sanction the schools in Birmingham and when extremism is not found, accounts are being investigated in schools to mar them with claims of fraud. However, in a case which also relates to far more established child-safeguarding issues, Gove is suggesting that a public inquiry should not be conducted, and only the existing police investigation should continue. In the face of Hillsborough, and police history related to cover-ups, Gove’s level of hypocrisy is ridiculous.
Michael Gove has new epithets added to his growing collection: hypocritical paedophile-apologist.