Wednesday, December 2, 2015

UK: Tom Driberg MP ‘escaped prosecution for sexually abusing boys’

Police were blocked from charging a senior Labour figure with sexually abusing boys, campaigning MP Simon Danczuk is set to reveal tonight.

In a dramatic return to campaigning on the issue of child sex abuse, Danczuk is to accuse Sir Norman Skelhorn, as director of public prosecutions (DPP) in 1968, of intervening to protect Tom Driberg, the late Labour MP and former party chairman.

Danczuk, himself a Labour MP, will point out in his Contrarian Prize lecture at the Cass Business School this evening that Skelhorn was also the DPP who blocked similar cases against Sir cyril Smith, the late Liberal MP, in 1970, and Victor Montagu, the late Conservative MP, in 1972.  (more...)

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