Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sound of Silence

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Akhtar…a spider at the centre of the taxi trade web

Rotherham Politics

It also named taxi firms involved in both grooming and the transportation of young girls for the purposes of their prostitution. Taxi drivers were critical to the industrialization of CSE, moving girls around sometimes even between towns.

Much has been made of Akhtars aggressive role in the Council, however what mustn’t be forgotten is his senior role in the local Taxi business.

For many years he was leader of the Taxi Drivers association, and himself was joint owner of a private hire firm. He is notorious among drivers for somehow getting himself a highly lucrative disabled taxi permit. Very cheaply.

Akhtar is now denying having knowledge of the extent of grooming until 2013, and by implication how taxis were used in the abuse and prostitution. Personally, I find this incredible.

Since becoming aware of the CSE issue on a couple of occasions when in taxis with drivers I could trust…

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Rotherham Council Paid Paedophile Taxi Drivers To Pick Up Vulnerable Girls.

…And despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of the taxi drivers sexually abusing young girls were of ‘Pakistani Heritage’ the only driver banned from driving the children was “white”.

From BBC’s Today Programme [29/08/2014]


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Akhtar and the scene of the crime

Rotherham Politics

The case of Jessica was one of those Rotherham Child Sex Abuse cases reported by Andrew Norfolk in the Times. Jessica claims that when she was abducted from a Children’s Services foster home her abductor and sexual abuser was allowed to go free, un-prosecuted. She further alleged that his freedom resulted from a deal done by former Councillor Jahangir Akhtar to secure a non-prosecution deal in return for her release.

The perpetrator, Ash Hussain, was a close family friend of Akhtars, so close that once when in hospital he named Akhtars address as his home.

She stated that when she was handed over to Police Akhtar was stood nearby and that is was probably Akhtar who arranged for her abuser to be taken home.

Publicly Akhtar focused on the Police assessing whether or not he had done anything illegal despite it never being suggested by the Times that he hsd…

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Labour, Biraderi, Corruption and Child Sexual Abuse: Joining the Dots

Rotherham Politics

Once the Mirpuri/ Pakistani community in Britain started to politically organise its leaders found the UK highly fertile ground for the introduction of political practices imported from their homeland.

Specifically I am talking about the close links between organised crime, politics based in caste and clan and the protection of the misogynistic male dominance within their own community; inevitably this ended up protecting sexual criminals.

A culture where the clan (Biraderi) leaders effectively abuse religion and family ties to enrich themselves , abusing their own community by deliberately building up fear of kafir (non Muslim outsiders) to make them toe the community leadership line. The likes of EDL, BNP and UKIP are a gift to a Biraderi leadership who canscare their own by saying “that’s what awaits if you leave our nest”.

Another tactic of the leadership is to be seen with white figures of power, because poor and ill-educated…

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One Year Ago: Deputy Leader Jahangir Akhtar Steps Down

 Jahangir Akhtar

Jahangir Akhtar

There is much much more to come out. If this entire sordid situation doesn’t unravel then our society is sick beyond help.


The deputy leader of Rotherham Council has stepped down over claims he knew about a relationship between a girl in care and a suspected child abuser.

Jahangir Akhtar’s decision follows the publication of one woman’s account of being allowed contact with the alleged abuser from 1999, when aged 14.

The Times newspaper reported Mr Akhtar is related to the alleged offender and was aware of their relationship.

Mr Akhtar said he was resigning out of “courtesy”. He denies the claims.

The Labour councillor said he was also standing down as vice-chairman of the Police and Crime Panel, which scrutinises the local force.

BBC News

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Rotherham Councillors Connected To Taxi Firms.

This comment left on the excellent Rotherham Politics blog caught my eye.

Given that the BBC, HERE, are making it clear that Muslim taxi drivers contracted by Rotherham council to drive vulnerable girls from care homes accepted sexual favours as ‘payment’ for lifts (on top of billing taxpayers via the council), this information posted as a comment, that there are connections between Muslim councillors and a taxi firm (contracted to ferry girls ??) should be of interest.

I’ve just spoken to a ‘Rotherham insider’ who advised me that the names of Cllr Mahroof Hussain and Ex Deputy Leader Jahngir Akhtar are ones to watch out for as this story develops in the MSM.

It does not surprise me with Sajid Bostan as to what he said its true?
People like Sajid Bostan, Majid Bostan who have criminal records are still driving taxis for Goldstar Taxis, these two and the rest of the criminals have been given licence to driver public around.
There relatives Cllr Mahroof Hussain and Ex Deputy Leader Jahngir Akhtar were the ones who had quite word with licencing department to issue taxi plates and licences.
Sajid bostan and his criminals colleagues were the ones driving these vulnerable victims around The North.


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Andrew Norfolk

In this BBC News interview, Andrew Norfolk, the Times journalist whose investigations helped expose the abuse and rape of children in Rotherham, describes his work and the serious failing of all the authorities involved.

Andrew Norfolk was winner of the Paul Foot award (2012) and the Orwell Prize (2013) for political writing for his two year investigation into the sexual exploitation of teenage girls by gangs of men.

His investigation first started when he covered concerns raised by Keighley MP Ann Cryer in 2003, who was the first mainstream figure to speak out about gangs of Asian men meeting young girls outside secondary schools, but he didn’t follow it up. In 2010 he realised that no one seemed to have made the connection and became “increasingly uneasy” that he had not followed up on Cryer’s claims.

His then editor at the Times, James Harding, asked him to work full time on the story. He said; “We are going to carry on working on this story and running stories about this until we are satisfied that every single body in the country that has a responsibility for child protection has systems in place that we feel are adequate to, A, protect children, and, B, to detect and prosecute offenders.”

As he describes in the video (and is documented in the Times article below), it was not an easy task. The Rotherham council attempted a High Court injunction against the Times, and also involved the police to try find the source of their documents.

Nearly four years later, he feels his work is vindicated.

On Tuesday, the leader of Rotherham council resigned and offered “heartfelt apologies” to girls as young as 11 in the South Yorkshire town who were routinely gang-raped, abducted and trafficked to other cities.

However, the story is not yet over.
As he says, no official who worked in a senior managerial position for the local authority during that period has been subjected to any disciplinary action.

More of Andrew Norfolk’s Times features.

Council hid evidence for a decade
It came far, far too late for many hundreds of damaged girls, but with its decision to commission the independent inquiry that led to yesterday’s damning report, the leadership of Rotherham council has finally begun to confront the sins of its past.

The local authority’s belated commitment to openness stands in marked contrast to its determined efforts in past years to hide, beneath a very large stone, evidence of a crime pattern that was allowed to plant deep and poisonous roots.

The inquiry report gives details of research findings, submitted to the council and South Yorkshire police in 2002, 2003 and 2006, that were “disbelieved, suppressed or ignored”. Much was said yesterday by senior council representatives about the inquiry report’s acknowledgement of a significant improvement in the way the sexual exploitation of girls had been addressed in Rotherham since 2011. As recently as 2012, however, those holding the reins of power at the council were continuing the decade-long exercise in refusing fully to acknowledge and learn from disastrous past mistakes.

When a serious case review was ordered into the 2010 murder of Laura Wilson, 17, the council’s safeguarding children board tried to withhold it from publication. The board, ordered to publish by the government, produced a report with heavy redactions that concealed information about the ethnicity of adults who had been suspected of grooming her for sex from the age of 11. It also hid details of care professionals’ involvement with the girl from the age of 11 to 15.

When the council discovered that The Times intended to publish information about care workers’ knowledge of Laura’s involvement with “Asian men”, it sought at great expense a High Court injunction barring publication.

It dropped the legal action in June 2012 after Michael Gove, the education secretary at the time, accused the board of withholding “relevant and important material”. Three months later, this newspaper revealed the extent of Rotherham’s failure to protect exploited children. The council’s response was to ask the police, and then a firm of solicitors, to investigate the leak of restricted information.

Last August, The Times published information about a 15-year-old Rotherham girl, in the care of social services, who was allowed extensive daily contact with a violent offender suspected of grooming more than a dozen young teenagers for sex.

A few days after the article’s publication, the council ordered an independent inquiry. It should not have taken more than a decade. More girls suffered as the council obfuscated. Future councils, tempted to chase leaks rather than act on their failings, must take heed.

The Times 27 August 2014


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Muslim Child Sex Grooming Gangs In The UK

I want to put together a comprehensive list of all cities that have had issues with Muslim child sex grooming gangs (time to start calling them what they are)
These are just off the top off my head. If you have more examples, please reply with a link and I’ll edit the list. This post may look scrappy while I’m still working on it.
Rotherham –
Bradford –
Telford –
Peterborough –
Derby –
Bristol –
Leeds –
Leicester –
Barnsley –
Scotland –
London –


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Rotherham Borough Council Report

‘1,400 children were sexually exploited from 1997 to 2013.’

‘Children as young as 11 were raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated’, it said.

One young person told the report’s author that gang rape was a usual part of growing up in Rotherham.

The inquiry team found examples of “children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone”.


South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright, who was also in charge of children’s services at the council between 2005 and 2010.
Still hanging on…

This is Emma’s story, one of the survivors:


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Police & Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright (Formally In Charge Of Rotherham’s Children’s Services)


Shaun Wright PCC for South Yorkshire Police.

Hat tip to Rotherham Politics blog which has an entire ‘file’ of stories on Mr Shaun Wright.




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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997 – 2013)

The full report can be accessed  HERE

Key Points

  • An investigation has found evidence of “appalling” exploitation of at least 1,400 children in Rotherham over a period of 16 years.
  • The inquiry carried out by Professor Alexis Jay looked at how Rotherham Council’s children’s services department dealt with cases involving child exploitation between 1997 and 2013.
  • She found there was a “collective failure” by both the police and the local council to stop the abuse.
  • The independent investigation found that the majority of the perpetrators were of Pakistani heritage.
  • Roger Stone, leader of Rotherham Council, announces he is to step down with immediate effect



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Victor Montagu MP, Previously The 10th Earl Of Sandwich

Victor Montagu disclaimed his title ,along with his right to sit in the House of Lords, in 1964 to become member of parliament for South Dorset. He was also a paedophile.

He was a right wing member of the Conservative Party and might have been expected to have upheld family values but when his wife divorced him in 1958 he instead began to sexually abuse his own son who was just 7 years old at the time. Victor Montagu was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge and perhaps this was just the way he’d been taught to behave.

The account below by Robert Montagu, the son he raped and abused, appeared in the Mail on Sunday. A book by Robert Montagu appears next month.

Robert Montagu knows of 10 other young boys that his father abused, including the paper boy but suspects that he abused at least 20 children.

The family became aware of the sexual abuse when Robert was 11 years old and he was quickly packed off to prep school.

The police were not informed and Victor Montagu continued to sexually abuse other young boys.

Victor Montagu died in 1995.

NPG x191411; (Alexander) Victor Montagu by Rex Coleman, for  Baron Studios

Victor Montagu, Member of Parliament for South Dorset.

When Robert Montagu, younger brother of the Earl of Sandwich, first decided to publish his memoir, he thought he’d present it as fiction, using a pseudonym, such was the painful nature of the story that was about to unfold.

His was a disturbing tale about an innocent seven-year-old boy whose father confused love with lust and abused him on an almost daily basis until he was 11.

Yet Robert, son of the 10th Earl of Sandwich, knew all too well this was not fiction.

And when A Humour Of Love is published next month, it will be under his own name.

In making that choice, he knows he is risking everything, not only his family name but his good relations with his sisters and his brother John, the 11th Earl, none of whom know of his decision to expose their father, who Robert believes abused up to 20 boys.

Mail on Sunday


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The Friday Night Song


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Vatican Refuses To Hand Over Files On Australia’s Paedo Priests

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Cardinal Pell: No smoke without fire ?

“The Catholic Church is no more legally responsible for priests who abuse children than a trucking company which employs a driver who molests women,”  – Cardinal George Pell


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Letter to Guardian from 1963 from a Peter Righton on Books dealing with Sex for 14-year olds

Desiring Progress

Below is a letter published in the Guardian from March 23rd, 1963, from a Peter Righton, here described as ‘Tutor, Organiser for Wiltshire The Workers’ Educational Association’, address in Devizes, Wiltshire. It is not entirely clear if this is the same Righton, but it seems likely. Righton had taught at Redhill School, Maidstone, from 1957 to 1962 (see the name gallery at a site for the school), apparently not leaving in 1964 as earlier reported (Stewart Payne and Eileen Fairweather, ‘Country house hideaway of disgraced care chief’, Evening Standard, May 6th, 1993), so it be perfectly possible that he had relocated in Wiltshire and taken up a position with the WEA at this time. Not a great deal is known about Righton’s activities around this time, before he became established in the world of social work and child care by the late 1960s at the…

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Yet More ‘Billy No Mates’ E-Petitions

A couple of times a year I find and post my top ‘Billy No Mates’ E-Petitions. To qualify they all, at the time of posting, have only one signature (presumably their own)

I’m posting my top 10 here but I’ve posted 22 on Twitter.

In no particular order.

1) National Takeaway Month by Mr Mozzerella

Responsible department: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The USA has National Ice Cream month, so JUST EAT would like the UK Government to dedicate August National Takeaway Month.
Nothing much else happens in August, anyway.


2) Right to Form Militia by Ian Paul Dale

Responsible department: Home Office

Citizens of the UK should be given the right to form militia to help support the internal security of the United Kingdom, in times of threat or national emergency.


3) Make Paul McCartney’s ‘Pipes of Peace’ the national anthem by Jake Wydrzynski

Responsible department: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

An English national anthem should be about its nation and its people, not about religion, the monarch or the killing of the Scotts.
This is why I think that Paul MacCartney’s Pipes of peace is an excellent national anthem for England because it promotes peace and unity, not power and murder.

4) Put clocks forward on a Monday afternoon by James Frew

Responsible department: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Instead of the usual confusing and depressing Saturday night/Sunday morning, why not move the clocks forward on a Monday afternoon.

This would create an excellent happy feeling amongst workers and would have a positive effect on small local businesses as many would dine out or go for an after work drink to celebrate finishing work early.


5) Changing of police strobe lights to pink. by Christopher Gare

Responsible department: Home Office

During protest situations it is difficult to tell police vehicles and ambulances and or fire engines apart which could cause delay or even death. We request that police vehicles strobe lights are switched to pink as this is more noticeable that blue as the police state. Also it would curve police behavior from acting like a gang of corporate thugs with little respect for the law and remind them they are servants of the people and secondly corporations.


6) Ban Condoms Machines by Richard Teasdale

Responsible department: Department of Health

Condoms are too widely available and by having them in every single pub we go into it just promotes promiscuity and sleeping around. They do NOT promote safe sex and do NOT stop unplanned pregnancy or STIs.

7) For Police to have no involvement in religious matters by Neil Cox

Responsible department: Home Office

I think it is wrong for someone to get Police to back them up in religious matters. It is like forcing someone to change their belief.
The Police told me to accept I was forgiven even though my friend did not want to reconcile.
My beliefs (as a Jehovah’s Witness) told me that Jehovah will not let her get away with this. But the Police said I may be arrested if I contacted her again. She and the Police may now be liable for Armageddon destruction. They also think this MY fault.
I think my friend’s Church just did not like her being friends with a JW (see?).
So the Police need to stay out of what is not their business. Surely they have got better things to do than argue with Christians.


8) That “Height” be added to protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010 by Matthew Robert Ibbotson Wood

Responsible department: Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Height is currently not listed under the Protected Characteristics of the Equality Act of 2010. Height is something that an individual can do nothing about, however, companies are allowed to specify a minimum / maximum height without giving just cause.

We, the undersigned, wish for a change of law that would require employers to provide a valid reason within the law as to why they are asking for a minimum / maximum height.


9) Fund research into Avatar technology. by a barrie

Responsible department: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

We call on the government to commit funding to look into the possibility of UK citizens each having an Avatar. Like in the movie of the same name. This could transform the lives of the elderly and disabled and if we made our Avatar’s big and strong then we might win more Olympic medals too.


10) Prohibiting ‘lethal autonomous robots’ (killer robots) by Gregory Watson

Responsible department: Ministry of Defence

It is morally wrong to develop and operate lethal autonomous robots – machines that are programmed in advance to take out people or targets, and which unlike drones operate autonomously on the battlefield. If the UK intends on killing enemies, this should be done human on human. The Government should prohibit their development and ban their use.




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Tributes Flood In For Jimmy Savile: Oct 2011

Or why it’s sometimes best just to keep your gob shut and let the police get on with their job because you never can really know what your showbiz ‘friend’ of many years is really like and it ain’t a lorra lorra laughs when it turns out you’re wrong.

Prince Charles: “The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are saddened to hear of Jimmy Savile’s death and their thoughts are with his family at this time.”

Catholic Herald: “I love that remark to a Broadmoor patient: “what do you want to go round strangling crumpet for?”; there’s a touch of genius in that — also a reflection of the invulnerability of the truly innocent man, so much and so obviously on the side of everyone he talked to that he could only stay safe in any company.”

Ricky Gervais: ‘RIP Jimmy Saville My first guest on my first TV Show A proper British eccentric.’

Radio presenter Nicky Campbell: ‘Sir Jimmy Savile – a man so unique,a character so extraordinary, a personality so fascinating yet impenetrable. You could not have made him up.’

DJ Tony Blackburn: ‘He was a one-off – that’s the way he’ll be remembered, really – but in particular all that money he raised for charity.’

Stuart Hall, broadcaster: ‘He had lots of imitators, the one and only Jimmy Savile.’

Radio presenter David Hamilton: ‘I remember him as just a totally flamboyant, over the top, larger than life character and as he was on the air, he was just the same off.’

Lord Alan Sugar: Sad news on the death of Jimmy Savile very funny man and did loads of work for charity RIP.’

Katherine Jenkins: ‘Sad news Jimmy Saville has passed away.My sis & I always wanted a Jim’ll Fix it Badge/Medal. Loved that show.Great memories #RIPJimmySaville.’

Carol Vorderman: ‘RIP Jimmy Saville …. Leeds has lost a much loved son … and we have lost a ray of sunshine …. #happymemories x

Mark Thompson, BBC director general:
“I am very sad to hear of Sir Jimmy Savile’s death,” said Mr Thompson.

“From Top of the Pops to Jim’ll Fix It, Jimmy’s unique style entertained generations of BBC audiences. Like millions of viewers and listeners we shall miss him greatly.”

Jeremy Hunt, Culture Secretary: “Sir Jimmy Savile was one of broadcasting’s most unique and colourful characters,” said Mr Hunt.

“From Top of the Pops to making children’s dreams come true on Jim’ll Fix It, a generation of people will remember his catchphrases and sense of fun.

“But his lasting legacy will be the millions he raised for charity, tirelessly giving up his time and energy to help those causes he was passionate about.”

Dave Lee Travis, radio presenter:  Sir Jimmy could talk to anybody and “genuinely enjoyed” seeing the joy on the faces of the children on Jim’ll Fix It.
But he was also a private man, he told BBC Radio 4’s PM programme. “Deep down inside him there was a guy which was very hard to get to.

“I’ve known Jimmy Savile for over 50 years, that’s a hell of a long period to know somebody, and I’ve never had an absolutely in-depth straight conversation with him because he’s constantly got a sort of invisible shield up.

“He likes to keep his distance from everybody, even friends. He’ll joke his way out of something if he doesn’t want to answer you… I think probably enigma is a good word for it.”

Charles Kennedy MP,The former Liberal Democrat leader: Sir Jimmy was “a true and long-standing friend to the West Highlands over decades of diligence and decency”.

“When not resident at his home in Glencoe, he made it available for mountain rescue use,” he said.

“It was typical of the man that he never drew attention to such characteristic generosity. A sad loss indeed.”


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Charles Napier To Face 21 Charges Of Child Sexual Abuse


Baljit Ubhey, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, said:

“We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to allegations concerning Charles Napier, a teacher at the time of the alleged offending between 1968 and 1973.

“Having completed our review, we have concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Napier to be charged with 21 offences of indecent assault. These date from 1968 to 1973, and relate to 21 male complainants aged between eight and 13 at the time of the alleged offending and who were pupils at the school where he taught.”

The charges are:

1.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 13 between 1968 and 1970

2.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 between 1969 and 1970

3.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 12 between 1969 and 1970

4.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 13 between 1969 and 1972

5.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 12 between 1969 and 1970

6.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 9 – 11 between 1970 to 1972

7.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 or 9 in 1970

8.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 9 – 11 between 1969 and 1972

9.       One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 9 or 10 between 1969 and 1970

10.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 10 to 13 between 1969 and 1972

11.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 13 in 1970

12.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 9 – 12 between 1969 and 1972

13.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 in 1971

14.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 13 between 1969 and 1972

15.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 or 9 – 12 between 1969 and 1972

16.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 – 9 between 1969 and 1970

17.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 13 between 1969 and 1971

18.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 10 – 13 between 1969 and 1972

19.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 12 in 1971

20.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 – 12 between 1969 and 1973

21.   One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 between 1969 and 1970

Ms Ubhey said:

“The decision to prosecute has been taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and Crown Prosecution Service legal guidance on rape and child sexual abuse. We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest.

“Mr Napier will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 2 September 2014.

“May I remind all concerned that Mr Napier has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”



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BBC Today 18th August 2014; Peter Righton

This extract from yesterday’s Today programme also includes an interview with blogger Ian Pace.

A paedophile at the centre of a forthcoming historical abuse inquiry advised the Home Office on changes to the residential child care system.

Peter Righton gave “considerable assistance” as an expert in child care to a government report in 1970.

He had earlier left a teaching job over complaints of child abuse. He later became a member of a pro-paedophile campaign group. Righton died in 2007.

The Home Office said it was “absolutely committed” to stamping out child abuse.

In July, Home Secretary Theresa May announced an overarching inquiry into how public institutions had handled historical claims of child sexual abuse.

This followed a campaign by MPs whose concerns included evidence of a wide paedophile network in documents seized from Righton’s home in 1992 after his arrest over child abuse images.

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