“Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.” ― George Orwell
A friend passed on this email exchange between himself and the former Secretary of State for International Development Clare Short.
“From RJ MacReady
Would you be able to explain why you opposed the bill Geoffrey Dickens tried to introduce in 1984 that would have made it illegal to be a member of an organisation like PIE?
At the time you said this bill would do nothing to protect children and was just a publicity stunt for Mr Dickens. How does a bill that would have made it illegal to be part of an organisation that condones paedophilia and make people think twice about subscribing to something that might give them information about how to procure children not protect children?
Can I also ask if you were aware of the rumours regarding Peter Morrison and the Elm guest house?
I would appreciate some form of response to this enquiry please.”
“I am sorry, I simply cannot remember any of the details.The record will have to stand for itself.
I have heard various rumours but after the Mac Alpine case,e all have to be careful with rumours
From Clare Short”
Here is a reminder Clare.