A letter sent by Tom Watson’s original PMQ source, Peter McKelvie, to Lord Mandelson alleges that the Labour front bench were made aware of allegations of child rape against Sir Peter Morrison around 1993/1994. It is unclear, at this stage, whether anyone from the Labour Party reported these allegations to the police but it appears that the Conservative Party front bench were notified.
The allegations appear to be supported by two further corroborative sources.
The letter, published in full below, was sent two weeks ago and no reply has yet been received. A reminder has been sent.
Dear Lord Mandelson (name redacted in linked to article)
I am a retired Child Protection professional and the person who contacted Tom Watson, MP, in September 2012, as a result of which he asked a PMQ on 24th October 2012 regarding a paedophile ring with links to No.10, a question which led to the Metropolitan Police setting up Operation Fairbank/Fernbridge, which I ‘m sure you will be aware is both ongoing and rapidly expanding following significant witnesses at long last coming forward to tell the truth about the alleged appalling collusion of senior politicians of all the main political parties in the alleged abuse carried out by their colleagues.
I was sickened to the stomache when I first heard Edward Heath’s Chief Whip, the late Tim Fortescue’s account on Michael Cockerell’s 1995 BBC documentary of how Whips covered up criminal activity by MP’s towards young children and I don’t need to tell you the revulsion I felt towards our political masters having worked with sexually abused children over a 30 year period when I heard of how the Whips ran the Dirt Book system.
I was very pleased to see the BBC Newsnight team show the Tim Fortescue interview again on 7th July this year because survivors of abuse now have more strength, belief and courage than politicians are going to be braced for. Time is on their side and this time they will not go away until they get the answers they deserve.
I wrote to David Cameron on 16th September 2013 asking him to set up an independent body to examine the allegations of abuse by elite groups within the Establishment and said ” It would be better if you led such an exercise before it is forced upon you by public demand. THE LATTER WILL HAPPEN IN TIME “
Not only did people power win the day on the demand for an independent inquiry but it further demonstrated to politicians that survivors and their supporters would not accept token gestures such as the appointment of puppet figures to lead such an Inquiry.
My reason for writing to you is very specific.
You will be aware how the evidence against Peter Morrison has become much more specific in recent months culminating in a statement by Barry Strevens, Mrs. Thatcher’s personal bodyguard that he warned her that Morrison was ” involved in sex parties with under-age boys “
Graham Nicholls, who ran the Chester Trades Council when Morrison was Chester’s MP, wrote the following :-
” After the 1987 General Election, around 1990, I attended a meeting of Chester Labour Party where we were informed by the agent, Christine Russell, that Peter Morrison would not be standing in 1992. He had been caught in the toilets at Crewe Station with a 15 year boy. A deal was struck between Labour, the local Tories, the local press and the Police that if he stood down at the next election the matter would go no further. Morrison walked away scot – free. “
An Independent Inquiry will need to examine this alleged scenario in forensic detail.
For the last 2 years I have been working closely with a very trusted, committed and dedicated team of retired police officers, investigative journalists and child protection managers and we will do everything in our power to assist and support survivors to get the answers as to who colluded over the horrific abuse they suffered at the hands of powerful individuals.
Survivors have shown enough faith in some of our group to disclose historical abuse that they have felt too frightened to talk about for decades.
It is through my work with this group that I have now received from 3 seperate sources an account of an alleged role that you personally played in the cover up over Peter Morrison’s rape of children and young people which he allegedly carried out in the full knowledge of senior politicians of all main parties.
This is the gist of the allegations :-
” A British Aerospace Trade Union Convenor said a member said he was raped by Peter Morrison as a child – the Convenor went to the National HQ of the union who put it to Labour front bench. Peter Mandelson (name redacted in original) was saying that the Tory Front Bench had been approached. “
This I’m sure you will agree is very specific.
A second and third source confirms these allegations and it is alleged that these conversations first took place at a 1993/4 Xmas party hosted by the Welsh Parliamentary Labour Party.
I would like to give you the opportunity to address these allegations as they implicate you in a very serious cover up of the rape of a child.
Obviously I have no way of knowing whether the statements of other people are true but I will certainly present the allegations to the Independent Inquiry and demand that everyone involved is interviewed on oath.