Blair Minister In Paedophile Cover-Up ?



One of Tony Blair’s ministers was among a group of men suspected of sexually abusing children at a home run by a convicted paedophile.

But the probe was halted soon after an ex-social services boss told police of his alleged evening visits in the early 1980s.

Official documents seen by the Daily Mirror during a 16-month investigation reveal former residents told detectives that a group of paedophiles attacked children in a private flat in the home.

But two former Lambeth social services employees involved in the case suspect a cover-up because experienced detective Clive Driscoll was removed from the investigation and given other duties.

One, a former manager who alerted police in 1998, said: “One wonders why Scotland Yard would be so desperate to stop it being investigated.

“I believe it was stopped because somebody in power was trying to prevent any further investigation into the politician.”

The Mirror


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13 responses to “Blair Minister In Paedophile Cover-Up ?

  1. Mudplugger

    Smartest thing for Blair to do would have been to ship off the suspect minister to a job outside government, ideally outside the country…..

  2. Is the “suspect” still a sitting MP?

  3. dpack

    if this is true i recon i could narrow it down from the cabinet changes and by adding some more data from the press at the time narrow it down to a handful of possible suspects and from a handful to a prime suspect based on the location of the alleged offenses and a basic understanding of damage limitation tactics in politics.

    umm.maybe the police could add evidence to such logic and take the matter to court.

    to demonstrate that there is a need for all political parties to change their attitudes to these matters would be a good thing as the partisan “blame game”is missing the point.

    it could be that the cabinet changes and other data did not reflect the individual referred to and the real culprit remained hidden by smoke and that the ticking is a confusing echo but sometimes the simplest explanation that fits the known facts is the correct one especially when those who would hide truth have to do so in a panic of forced damage limitation.

  4. Anon

    I am going with Thomas Hamilton’s mate.

  5. green

    “in 1998 he was taken off the Lambeth case and faced disciplinary proceedings for ­allegedly naming the politician among the suspects…The disciplinary proceedings were later dropped”
    The article doesn’t say if he named a cabinet minister or a junior minister, but Wikipedia has the 1997-2001 cabinet, including changes in 1998:

  6. paramedic

    And they tell us no one is above the law.


    On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 9:23 AM, theneedleblog