THE PAEDOFILE: Red herrings,old meat and new developments as Tom Watson stays silent

Thatcher’s rear-gunner Sir Peter Morrison

Lord McAlpine, Boris Johnson, Edwina Currie, and David Mellor: an examination of motives

The Establishment (along with countless hacks and bloggers) have known for aeons that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher appointed a serial sex abuser and rapist as her pps in 1990. In this first part of a double-header today, The Slog analyses whether even he may well be a distraction from Tom Watson’s crusade.

The man behind Mrs Thatcher in 1990 – Sir Peter Morrison – wasn’t exactly discreet with friends about his proclivities, although I for one would wager that Mrs Thatcher didn’t know: she was, after all, incredibly naïve when it came to the characters of the men surrounding her.

But Morrison – a hopelessly drunken roue who died at the age of 51 – was until now a forgotten footnote of modern history. His reappearance as Another Bloke in the Paedo-Frame, however, may well have more to do with the dirty tricks of a rapidly retreating secret State than anything ‘dug up’ by Britain’s media.

While the vast majority of MPs do genuinely see the events of the last ten days as a classic case of media sharks in full-on, random feeding-frenzy, those manipulating events in the background know better. What’s been loosely organised but well-executed by a worried elite is, I suspect, a judicious mixture of leak, distraction, confusion and red herrings spun around in a washer/tumble dryer from the minute it became clear that Labour MP Tom Watson was onto something big.

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Boris Johnson will rush to the aid of anyone on his side. While such loyalty is usually an admirable trait, most of the time BoJo leaves one wishing he had better character discernment. The bloke’s history is that of a man who finds himself constantly fishing in sewers, and somehow compelled to defend every passing turd.

It started long ago with his old school chum Darius Guppy, a man who went on to defraud an insurance company and spend several years behind bars. Since then we have seen him first rubbishing attacks on Newscorp as “left wing poppycock” at the start of the Hackgate scandal, and then inviting Rupert Murdoch to the Olympics as his guest of honour at the end of it.

As for the bankers, I have lost count of the number of Telegraph columns the London Mayor has written that instruct us to stop bashing them. The only rationale given for his view is that he thinks them important. So it was no surprise when he accused the New York police authorities of victimising Baron Green and HSBC in the summer. He went very quiet indeed when the extent of the malfeasance was made clear, and the HSBC management hastily paid all the fines on the nose.

Given this unenviable record as a sort of political Lord Longford, I wasn’t surprised when Johnson called the wrongful accusations of paedophilia against Lord McAlpine “the real tragedy here”. How any bloke (let alone a man who fancies himself for the Number Ten job) could call the complete vindication of one rich Tory a tragedy more real than that of thousands of sexually abused children is an enigma I’ve yet to solve. But to be fair to Boris, this is the line that the Conservative press (led by the Dacre Mail) has been feeding to us since last Friday.

Many of us, I fancy, like to think of the Tory Establishment and Boris Johnson as thundering twerps blasting hither and thither with defective blunderbusses, but the truth is more subtle and disturbing. The carefully planned destruction of David Laws and Vince Cable (and the rush to deflect attention from Baron Green’s past) are tributes to just how nasty the Real Right can be in Britain. That is to say, as nasty as the Mandy-Tony-Gordoom-Bradshaw coven that ran the country before them.

I’m beginning to think that clever opportunism (not big conspiracy) is in turn guiding the moves of those keen to keep spreading confusion everywhere. Bojo mentions one innocent McAlpine while everyone else struggles to work out (a) who all the others are (b) which one if any Steve Messham identified and (c) how his police grilling was different to the jumbled muddle offered him by the BBC. Ex-spook David Rose in the Mail on Sunday, meanwhile – who along with his partner is a paid State dissembler with lots of form – misrepresents Messham’s victimisation as a life of heinous crime.

Reading the comment threads on many sites including mine this week – and talking to three senior hacks in the Fourth Estate – I have been struck by how successful the spaghetti junction of disinformation has been. Two Welsh care homes, two toffs both operating in the Chester-Wrexham belt, five separate enquiries, three police forces, and eight names bandied about from Schofield’s List: put together they have even quite erudite people utterly bewildered on the detail.

When Tom Watson stepped in and made some Commons allegations relating to “a paedophile ring with links to a former Number Ten aide”, for a short time there it looked like something specific was about to bubble up to the surface. Sharp-eyed Dave watchers might have noticed that he looked particularly shifty at that point…..up to the surprise Schofield grope at the truth on one of ITV’s sofas.

And then – bingo! – Lord Alastair McAlpine chose to reveal his shock, horror and revulsion at the allegations being aimed at him. Cue the PM saying “See – told you: no more innuendo please”. And then two days later, in jumps Bojo with “the real tragedy”.

I wonder how many of you felt that, in the midst of all this, another piece of long-dead meat was being tossed to the wolves? Ian Bone pointed out that no less a diarist than Edwina Currie had blown the gaff about Margaret Thatcher’s pps way back in 2002…by referring to him as “a known pederast with a penchant for underage homosexual liaisons”.

But three key points have gone largely unremarked here. First, Channel Four nailed Morrison (albeit with careful wording) over a week ago, by using care home resident testimony. Second, Ian didn’t pick the Currie gem out of a library, Currie leaked it herself. And third, Tom Watson – no doubt aware of what the smoke-screeners were at – flatly denied that the man named – Sir Peter Morrison – was the man he was after. Watson is gunning for an entirely different Number Ten habitué. Perhaps nothing at all to do with Thatcher.

This is what the Labour MP wrote a few days ago on his blog:

‘I am not naming the person for obvious reasons, but for clarity it is not former MP Peter Morrison. This afternoon my office has been bombarded with calls regarding Morrison, I think because he was named by Edwina Currie at the weekend as having inappropriate sexual relations  with teenage boys. I’ll say more when I can but this may not be for some time.’

The plot thickens. Obvious reasons? They’re far from obvious to the rest of us Mr Watson. But while Tom has his cards close to the chest, it’s mainly the rearguard Right that has turned a relatively simple case of long-standing abuse and Establishment depravity upside-down and inside-out ..until it emerges from the washer/dryer’s permanent spin programme as a bundle of whiter-than-white McAlpines and deeply soiled complainants, each suffering tragically from the colour-stains of cheap tabloid and blogosphere innuendo.

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The truth is still out there, and many of the guilty are still alive. Some witnesses have been smeared (exactly as they were in the Anglesea libel trial), and their suffering depicted as deranged “weirdo” criminality: is David Mellor merely an insensitive plonker, or is he too pushing an agenda in the manner of David Rose?

But set against all this intrigue is for me and millions of other Brits the heart of this story: how have thousands of care-home kids been destroyed here, and why is the State still following a bankrupt policy of denial and disinformation?

Tom Watson’s Commons question referred specifically to a 1992 Report’s evidence of endemic paedophilia in government. That’s thirty years ago.

This is what Channel Four’s anonymous identifier of Sir Peter Morrison said earlier this month:

“I’ve been carrying this around for 35 years. It’s destroyed every relationship in my life. I don’t trust anybody. I’ve tried to commit suicide on three occasions, rather than actually tell anyone. I never even told my family. Nobody in my family knows about it because you were made to believe that you were wrong, nobody would believe you. You’d be shunned and it would be your fault.”

And this is the roll of honour listed by MP Paul Flynn on his site recently…a list of respondent witnesses mentioned in the 2002 Enquiry Report…meant to be pulped in a cover-up, once copy survived and wound up at the Independent on Sunday:

R1: Fell to his death from a railway bridge. Former resident of Bryn Alyn Home.

R2: May, 1978, committed suicide aged 16 by taking an overdose of pain killing tablets. Former resident of Bryn Alyn.

R3: March 1985, was found dead in a flat in which he was living in poverty, aged 21. Former resident of Little Acton Assessment centre.

R4: April 1992, died in a fire aged 32 in premises in which he lived in Sussex. The inquest verdict – unlawful killing. Former resident of Bryn Alyn.

R5: June 1992, found dead aged 18 in a bed-sitter. Cause of death, acute respiratory failure due to solvent abuse. Former resident of Bryn Alyn.

R6: January, 1994, committed suicide by hanging, aged 27.

R7: April, 1994, died aged 27 from alcohol abuse. Allegations that he had been the subject of a serious sexual offence. Former Bryn Estyn resident.

R8: July 1994, found dead in a car, aged 18. Former foster child in Clwyd where he allegedly suffered from maltreatment.

R9: November, 1994, committed suicide aged 16 by hanging.

R10: February, 1995, died from and apparent heroin overdose aged 37. Former resident of Bryn Alyn where it was alleged he had been sexually abused.

R11: February, 1995, hanged himself aged 31. Allegations of sexual abuse against care workers.

R12: May, 1995, found hanging aged 27. Allegations that he had been sexually abused by a senior care worker. Former resident of Bryn Estyn.

It doesn’t represent a murder conspiracy, it represents the guilty misery of those who deserved so much more. It represents the real tragedy here, Boris Johnson. So stick that in your Turd Defence System and think on it, laddy.

British citizens have a right to know the full story. Stay tuned for Part Two of this Slog Special later today….as the speculation reaches higher and higher into the men around David Cameron.

Related: An Open Letter to Ed Miliband

46 thoughts on “THE PAEDOFILE: Red herrings,old meat and new developments as Tom Watson stays silent

  1. I was reading about the odius Mr Rose yesterday, not a nice chap at all was my conclusion. As to the man that Tom Watson’s looking for, I don’t think that it’s a difficult guess, do you?


  2. The most sensitive and insightful comment on this tragedy that I’ve read anywhere. And I’m comforted to think there are others as confused as I am. As far as I’m concerned, the jury is still out on Lord McAlpine. And his bloody family.


  3. Thanks for sticking with this John. Thank you so very very much.

    The victims of institutional child abuse can’t “get over” it, when they AND THEIR FAMILIES are being subjected to systematic malicious vindictive abuse.

    I don’t say a lot about my family, but I have two children, and one of them, the eldest, is going through the mincing grinder at the moment, thanks to one of Scameron’s creepy corrupt quangos. I had to do some tear drying yesterday, as mums do.

    I count my blessings that at least I haven’t had my children ripped away from me, as so many of the secret family criminals have done to other poor families. At least my children both know their mum, and know she loves them.

    Cameron has a lot of explaining to do, lets start with the 2002 Select Committee he attended, sorry to be a broken record but I will keep reposting this until they stop persecuting me and my family, which they are loath to do. I told them LEAVE ME AND MY FAMILY ALONE, and they wont, because they are big flaming stupid arrogant disgusting cruel bullies!


  4. There are several routes which may be used to identify individuals involved in child abuse. Private Eye seem to be looking for ‘friends’ of Jimmy Savile, identified by having been photographed with him. Then there is the route of looking for politicians who at the height of their political careers strangely chose exile in organisations such as the EU or NATO. Another route is offered by the premise that the police and intelligence services connive at hiding a politician’s crimes in order to be able to blackmail the politician into doing their bidding at a later date. It is therefore worth looking out for politicians with records of outstanding service to the police or intelligence services. Miscarriages of justice such as the case of the Bridgewater Four, where the now disbanded West Midlands Serious Crime Squad fabricated evidence, are worth investigating. Innocent men stayed in prison for longer than necessary and guilty policemen did not see the inside of a prison cell for the same reason – politicians who were prepared to support police wrong-doing.


  5. The carefully planned destruction of David Laws??? You what??? The thieving rear-gunner should bloody well be in jail for theft by deception at the very least. He is the sole author of his own misfortune; and the establishment rallied round to keep him out of chokey.

    Now being a humble fellow I am prepared to accept I am wrong, if presented with facts – you know, motive, means, opportunity, who, what, why, where, when, who/whom and so on. But all I see here is innuendo.

    Remember Marietta Higgs? A lot of lives were wrecked because of that unjustified moral panic.


  6. “it’s mainly the rearguard Right that has turned a relatively simple case of long-standing abuse and Establishment depravity upside-down and inside-out ..” – No, John – I don’t think it is that. It is much, much more: a political establishment completely compromised by these historical (and current ?) activities and thus acutely and permanently vulnerable to “pressure”, i.e. blackmail, by various interest groups, not least the all-knowing Murdoch press, and, indeed, other politicians ..


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  8. The favourite tactic of the controller.
    Get a “dossier” on the target. turn him into a slave.
    The “cabal” use perverts to get what they want.


  9. The number of people not answering their names at rollcall, as listed above, is depressing. More power to your elbow, John, though I am damned if I see any authority who is going to start, oversee, protect and enforce the necessary criminal investigations.

    The political/administrative class is corrupt beyond recovery. The system is fornicated.


  10. Is it not the case that even with an age of homosexual consent of 21, the revelation of a 40 year old senior MP who works directly with the Prime Minister regularly has sex with 16 year old boys would be a bit of a political disaster?

    Even if it was legal then, its still more than enough to control someone by the short and curlies.


  11. Great work John =It’s about time there was some focus on the real victims – somebody has to go where others fear to tread.

    At the end of the day there is something very rotten at the heart of the establishment, a moral black hole, if they cannot even do the right thing in the case of child abuse, it’s hardly surprising that this lack of empathy for the so called plebs shows in other areas like their selling out to Murdoch & the bankers.

    I am glad that it ended badly for Morrison, in my limited experience of abusers whether sexual or otherwise it does seem to me that they tend to gradually drown in their own foul juices.


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  13. John my concern is with steven at the moment. Its painful watching this poor guy going through agony. Of late someone has been harassing for bringing up old wounds . Darren L and anglesea mentioned. Ive sebt you the messages so i hope you will see. But now theres this mixed up history to do with jersey and kincorra in ulster and again the spooks are involved and pulped photos that may still exist being taken to blackmail vip perverts. Then a female mi5 officer being stitched up by a net troll police informant looking into this mess then stuff to do with serco and weapons and nuclear deals and on and on. Jonno may i ask here what the feck is going on . Which bit is true? All some none what? This looks like monster all of its own. Ok its evident that spooks are right in this shit either players or controllers or participants … Begging the question so who is running the country scammers? Business bods or the spooks dept at the funny club in london the pne who dont want lady members.


  14. kfc : You write : “As to the man that Tom Watson’s looking for, I don’t think that it’s a difficult guess, do you?”
    With respect, it is a difficult guess. And that is the problem.
    Everyone with a view, seems to know, or know someone who knows. It’s understandable why no names are printed with a target on their back, but a feeding frenzy occurs in the search to find, ‘who is he talking about?’
    Until we get a ‘wikileaks style’ event, that gives us the facts, the piranha frenzy to feed on scraps of dead meat just churn mud from the river bed, which in turn obscures the view to the truth.
    There are clearly many people out there (like Tom Watson), that do know more. But how do we help them get that information out in a way that doesn’t make them feel isolated and even threatened by their attempts at revelation?


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  16. I vaguely remember something about homophobia being to blame or was it second homophobia????

    It’s so difficult these days with all the spin thats put on things as I’m sure Mr Law’s boyfriend could testify.


  17. Kincora was not just photographs but film and quite high quality which ended up in the “folklore”of the Chinese community in Belfast,who were suddenly the sellers of drugs to loyalist youths.
    When a similar comment like this when used in 1977 in an underground newspaper,the paper was shut down and the producers were offered unlimited access to university education in the UK and Ireland or an accident!
    Years later those same images lurk on Chinese servers and Russian servers-for historical record possibly!Yes,I think not either.This material was used to coerce many who found the Chinese unpleasant and the Russians unappealing,yet they did their bidding.They opened the markets of the West to massive trade.Of course this was only the tip of coercive trade but every little helps.
    The children inviolved were cast aside unthought of.Dreadful.
    Now similar material today is being used to protect hackers in their pursuit of money.


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  19. The only people that sell drugs to loayalist youths are either loyalist paramilitaries or gangs authorised and paying a tithe to loaylist parmilitaries. Anyone else that sells drugs to loyalist youths suddenly finds that their kneecaps are removed. The same goes for prostitutes, pirate DVD/CDs, illegal alcohol, illegal diesel etc etc. And in the interests of equality it’s the same on the republican side of the road.

    Northern Ireland has very little crime that isn’t either carried out by the groups on both sides, or franchised by them for a fee.


  20. Overall, excellent article but to be fair on Tom Watson and having spent a great deal of my former life involved in seeking the truth, he’s absolutely right not to say any more until the police complete their work. The fact that he’s brave enough to raise the issue so publicly and direct his request to the PM, he’s done the right thing in the right forum at the correct level.

    I don’t think his efforts should be mixed in with everything else because in truth, I don’t think it’s a red herring at all. In fact, I think we do him and the issue he raises a terrible disservice by suggesting that he’s part of a wider problem of misinformation.

    Personally, I don’t care where these evil monsters are hiding politically. We should all be united in understanding that the problem has no affinity with a specific party or profession. Rather, it is more tied to extremely powerful individuals with so much money to play with it’s just too mind-blowing to contemplate the what, when, why, where and how they intend to play with it.


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  22. Spot on. I think the Morrison bone may have been thrown to keep the story in North Wales. They’re scared of the London parties coming out.


  23. I think this is brilliant piece of writting telling the story so far as it is. Speaking for those who no longer can speak for themselves. As a survivor of child molesation one thing we all have is the shame that goes with it, something that never goes away, its a life sentance, something the perverts who mess with children should know and feel. I was very surprised yesterday watching the debate on BBCParliament over child sexual expolitation where I might add only about 20 MP’s turned out for, showing that very few think of this as a problem in the UK, well wake up folks, it seems to be an epidemic of which no one is safe from, it could be your child or grandchild next!! Only by bringing this all out into the open will there be any change. My heart goes out to all people who have been molested, its time we all stand together and face this head on!


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  25. Glad to have had the opportunity to be able to read this excellent piece of writing and have my anger and disgust about the whole revolting smoke and mirrors show, by a very rattled Establishment exposed for what it is.

    I have long seen through King Turd Defender, Boris Johnson for the amoral, despicable shit he really is,ever since he first stood for Mayor
    of London and engaged in a vicious smear campaign against Ken Livingstone, via the mouthpiece of his personal gutter rag the Evening Standard.



  26. The whole story has ominous links with masons/satanists who offer kids as sacrifices to Moloch (see owl worshipped at bohemian grove). Youll recall the kids bones they dug out of jersey kids home? And four sets of milk teeth And fact that Mrs May has recently banned award winning US journo from entry to uk to continue her jersey investigations? MF


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