The Dirt Book: How the sexual abuse of children is used for political gain

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In 1995, the BBC showed a Michael Cockerell documentary called Westminster’s Secret Service about the role of the chief whip, whose task it is to ensure MPs attend important debates and vote as the party leadership desires. It was revealed that the chief whip kept a little black ‘dirt book’ which contained information about MPs, and this was used as a method of political control.

Tim Fortescue, who was one of Ted Heath’s whips from 1970-73, said:

For anyone with any sense, who was in trouble, would come to the whips and tell them the truth, and say now, I’m in a jam, can you help? It might be debt, it might be…..erm……erm, a scandal involving small boys, or any kind of scandal in which, erm er, a member seemed likely to be mixed up in, they’d come and ask if we could help and if we could, we…

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3 responses to “The Dirt Book: How the sexual abuse of children is used for political gain

  1. nuggy

    the shocking thing is this is old news but until about last year that anybody’s made a fuss about it.

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  3. Remember reading this and how shocked i was to discover that there is a quiet policy to protect predatory abusers and to store up these transgressions to use to nudge them in a particular way when voting, i know that this was a long time ago but i don’t believe that anything has changed, i mean how would you get Owen Paterson to introduce GMO’s to the uk for the people but not for the westminster restaurants, or how the bungling Michael Gove allowing a teacher that had been caught with indecent image’s work with children again, this i am sure will get him an MBE or other meaning less honour for his public service, i have always wondered if the term public service is just a joke as they seem to do more good for themselves and more bad for the public.
    Andy