Driscoll Names Boateng

There’s a bit of a row going on right now between myself and The Needle‘s Picture Editor. Maybe you can help; which image do you think should go with this story?  This one…?

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Or this one…?

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A detective was removed from his post after telling colleagues he wanted to approach Paul Boateng – then government minister in charge of police.

Multiple sources have told the BBC they believe Det Insp Clive Driscoll intended to ask Mr Boateng what – if anything – he knew of a known paedophile, John Carroll.

But before Mr Driscoll could approach him in 1998 he was axed from the case.

There is no suggestion Paul Boateng – now a Lord – had done anything wrong.

Now under the supervision of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the Metropolitan Police has for three years been reviewing why Mr Driscoll was ordered to leave the south London borough of Lambeth in November 1998, and what happened to the information he had gathered.

Justice Lowell Goddard, who this month begins hearings for her inquiry into historical allegations of child sexual abuse in a wide range of institutions, has stated that one of her priorities will be to get to the bottom of what happened in Lambeth, one of the most troubled and scandal-plagued councils in the UK.

BBC News

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27 responses to “Driscoll Names Boateng

  1. Reblogged this on VICTIMS OF THE STATE and commented:
    Is Paul Boateng MP another VIP PAEDOPHILE??

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  3. Peter Nowlan

    It is now clear that all institutions who “care” for children (including the Church)have had the pedophies attracted to them.Read “Purging the Demonds”to see what I went through in Hornchurch Cottage Homes.Four little boys never made it out of there. So what’s the solution?
    Pay them well.Ensure that those who work there are university qualified.
    Have them a psych tested.Have counselling available if it it all gets too much.
    Don’t bash them( I was hit so much Iwas deaf in my right ear.) Give them a squeeze and a kiss every so often.Praise them when they win school prizes.
    All of the above can be achieved.The only way to to predict the future is to
    invent it. Come on England lead the charge.
    Yours Peter Nowlan

    • Aardvark

      Well said!

      • Peter Nowlan

        Hello Aardvark,
        It’s Peter Nowlan here .Since running away from England I’ve lived in Australia. At present there is a very big case against the Cathlolic Church.THe man who could have done somthing is now in charge in the Vatican finances!A girl I befriended was a nun for 20 years.She said that the reason Ratsinger resigned is that he was shown how bad the whole thing had become.She refused to work for a man she knew was a pedophie,hense her resignation.She is Austrian and her family are very well off.The Slow and beautiful change is taking place instead of the chopped short hair it’s grown longer.She is now wearing summery dresses
        which she shows off when I see her .I stand by what I said .If you want to predict the future go ahead and invent it.
        Yours Peter

  4. timsanders2013

    I can see the problem as to which image to use. It is a hard one.
    They both speak volumes.
    You can, of course, sometimes judge a person by the company they keep.

  5. Aardvark

    Blimey, well hard to chose really, just wondering where Uri Geller is in the second pic, hiding behind Janner or has he done a disappearing act?

  6. yowatt

    The BBC story you link to states further down:

    After five months of investigation, Mr Driscoll had identified a number of people he wanted to talk to. Mr Driscoll has consistently refused to name any of them, however Newsnight has learned that one of them was Paul Boateng.

    So your headline appears to be incorrect in suggesting that Driscoll has named Boateng.

    In the Newsnight report two sources, one of them named, are reported as stating that he visited Angell Road children’s home and was present during camping holidays run by a charity which Carroll was involved with. He is also said to have contacted Southwark Council when they were refusing to agree to Lambeth’s suggestion that Carroll be allowed to foster children.

    The Mirror’s story on this makes no reference to it’s previous stories about an unnamed Labour politician.
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cop-axed-case-after-bid-7475713

  7. gw

    Very interesting – perhaps I am being anal but it appears that Driscoll did not name Boateng but rather that was established by Newsnight.

    Haven’t heard much on Op Trinity in some time.

    Cheers.

  8. dpack

    the choice of photo is often a tricky decision ,either of those are ok but perhaps the street scene is more educational than the theatrical one,there is a good one of him and his son in the telegraph(2011) but i cant find one of him leaving south africa with his family some years ago.
    his wiki page is a glowing (and very contemporary) testimonial to his life and career.
    google has less than a full inventory of of relevant links but other search engines do provide a more comprehensive list with references to business and overseas development activities as well as his career in the uk legal and political fields.

    • gw

      I will own up to being pictured in a similar pose (think white undies) whilst at university!

      As far as I am aware I have not been pictured having cake with two sex offenders, a paedophilic pop star… and uri gellar!

      So I vote second photo.

    • Owen

      There’s a paucity of links to Janet Boateng’s activities pre South African days.

  9. AlanB

    From his wikipedia page:

    “Boateng is married to Janet, a former councillor in Lambeth.”

  10. jsc

    From one of the Mirror’s reports on the Labour Minister and Angell Rd:

    ”Dr Nigel Goldie, a council boss in charge of child protection in 1998, said: “There were some allegations that ­children were being abused by one or two prominent persons.”

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tony-blair-minister-former-pms-3468050

  11. jsc

    From Spotlight on Abuse

    ”Janet Boateng’s name never comes up in articles about the paedophile ring that operated in Lambeth Council-run children’s homes between 1974 and 1994.

    But maybe it should, because she was chair of Lambeth Council’s social services committee, who had overall responsibility for the running of children’s homes, and she personally unveiled the ‘new child care strategy’ at a time when Lambeth children’s homes were infested with paedophiles.

    Janet Boateng is married to former Labour MP and now peer, Paul Boateng.”

    https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/janet-boateng-former-chair-of-lambeth-social-services-committee/

  12. jsc

    Sorry, gw for the double-posting!

  13. jsc

    Peter Mandelson was elected to Lambeth Council in 1978 and served as a councillor until the 1982 council elections. He served on a number of committees including the Play Spaces Committee, and as Vice-chairman of the Planning Committee. After the 1981 Brixton riots, Brixton police were placed under direct control of the Home Office. Mandelson was vocal about policing in the borough at the time and it’s therefore likely he and Boateng first met at that time (if not earlier), as Boateng was chair of the GLC’s police committee.

    Mandelson was Blair’s key advisor when Blair put together his first cabinet. Boateng was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health, responsible for social services.

  14. cockney123

    BOTH!!

  15. Jack

    Didnt Paul Boatengs son get convicted of a sex offence ? Ah yes here it is http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8889277/Lord-Boatengs-son-jailed-over-sex-assault.html. Just saying.

  16. tazzdevil

    GOJAM….SEE HOW THIS SITE FOLLOWS SHIT,LIES FROM TOP KNOBS AND PULL APART.THIS SITE ISUNT FOR TRUE SURVIVORS,ITS PATHETIC GOJOM.PATHETIC,HEARSAY DONT HELP,GOSSIP EVOLVES,THE TRUTH GETS TWISTED ANND TO MANY JUMP ON THE BULLSHIT BUROCURACY WAGON.JUSTICE IS WHAT I FIGHT FOR,NOT PATHETIC LINKS OF HOX ANYA WHO CANT EVEN REPLY TO WHY GAVE LINK……I KNOW WHAT BULLSHIT IS IN LINK HENCE WHY TRYING TO GET OPERATION GOLDFINCH RE0OPEN,AS INSURANCE PAID OUT WITHOUT EVEN POLICE LOOKING AT ANY FILES OF KIDS OR STAFF IN SILVERBROOK,HOW COULD JUSTICE BE DONE WHEN NO ABUSERS NAMED IN 1996 WAS ARRESTED AND WENT ON TO BE DIRECTORS…AND HAVE A LIFE,WHILE MINE DESTROYED.IS THAT JUSTICE GOJAM.ID LIKE SOME SURPPORT IN TRYING TO GET OPERATION GOLDFINCH OPEN.THIS IS THE TIME IF PEOPLE ON HERE HAVE THE POWER OR CONNECTIONS TO EVEN GET THIS STARTED WOULD BE A BIG BIG HELP…….ITS PRINCIPAL GOJAM NOT MONIS,AS ANYA LINK SURGESTED THAT WAS TO SHUT VICTIMS UP.

    • Peter Nowlan

      Hay Cool it TAZZDEVIL.Anger ins’nt enough.Plot. Plan ,draw connections between the major players.Then wait.Eventually the money trail between them will be enough to “hang” them.As for the appointment of Judges the system belongs to the 1880’s.Winks,Nod’s. A game of golf with the PM.
      Is this really what England ( and Australia ) want in connection with justice?
      Yours Peter Nowlan

      • tazzdevil

        Hi Peter.This site thrives on hearsay.They dont give a dam what we say.we are just feeding this blog

        Regards Tazzdevil

  17. Feyn23

    This story about an alleged Labour MP/Cabinet Minister being involved with John Carroll and Lambeth childrens’ homes has been doing the rounds for over 20 years without the MP in question ever being named by the press. If the Goddard Enquiry is finally going to name names then all power to it.

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