Monday, January 26, 2015

Anger as Brittan is branded a multiple child rapist only days after his death

Lord Brittan - pictured as British Trade and Industry
Secretary - with Margaret Thatcher in 1986
Explosive claims that Leon Brittan conspired to cover up an Establishment child sex ring are ‘wholly unjustified’, a senior peer said yesterday.

Only days after he died from cancer, the Tory former home secretary was also the subject of wild allegations of ‘multiple child rape’.

The second, toxic, claim was made in a newspaper yesterday by Labour MP Tom Watson, who even compared the Tory grandee to Jimmy Savile as he accused him of abusing three boys.

Lord Brittan, who died last Wednesday aged 75 after a long battle with cancer, remains under investigation by Scotland Yard. He was questioned under caution last summer after a Labour activist came forward and accused him of raping her in 1967.

The grandee has long been accused of failing to act on an abuse dossier passed to him by Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens in 1983.  (more...)

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