Sunday, July 12, 2015

Child sex abuse inquiry: Labour MP Tom Watson says MI5's files are 'key' to probe

Mr Watson, leading the campaign to expose decades of child abuse by VIPs, says the inquiry needs full access to the British intelligence agency's secret documents

The Government’s child-sex abuse inquiry must be given full ­access to MI5’s secret files c­ontaining the names of ­offenders, says campaigning MP Tom Watson.

Mr Watson, 48, said: “The MI5 files are key to understanding who knew what and when.

“They might also reveal how reported crimes were not adequately investigated and on whose orders.”

The campaigning Labour MP, who first raised the VIP paedophile allegations in the Commons three years ago, says the Official Secrets Act should be disregarded as the panel takes evidence.  (more...)


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