|Slowly but surely a 'sober realisation' has dawned upon the political classes that|
we’re looking at a truly monumental cover up over Cyril Smith
Former Lancashire police officers, Greater Manchester police officers and Metropolitan police officers all knew.
Thames Valley detectives knew. Special Branch knew. Even former prime minister Margaret Thatcher had been warned.
Everyone except the public seemed to be aware that the former Liberal MP for Rochdale and ‘national treasure’ Cyril Smith was a child abuser. But no one, apparently, was able to do anything to stop him.
When, in April last year, I first started to speak about the police’s certain knowledge of Smith’s serial offending after publishing my book on his double life as a child abuser, I was dismissed as a conspiracy theorist.
I had researched Smith and his revolting proclivities for more than two years, so I knew what I was talking about. Yet when I mentioned the word ‘cover-up’ it provoked cynical laughter among some of the old guard in Parliament.
Slowly but surely, though, a sober realisation has dawned upon the political classes that we’re looking at a truly monumental cover up. (more...)
Fresh cause for despair:
Will the BBC be any better?
Report into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall abused victims for decades at the BBC will be published in May