Lower Manhattan, New York City, September 11, 2001; a shocking event leads to the declaration of the so-called global “War on Terror” lead by the United States Government.
The world changed after 9/11. Since then Governments across the world and the British Government in particular have introduced anti-terror laws that have compromised essential liberties in the society.
But that was not enough for the British officials. There was a need for another shock to the society to introduce laws to discipline those who were outspoken about the Government’s behaviors.
On the morning of July 7, 2005, Londoners started their day with panicking news. On that day, several explosions occurred on the public transport system in the city of London.
Fifty-six people, including four alleged suicide bombers, died in three explosions on the London underground and one explosion on a London…
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MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014 AT 6:47PM GILAD ATZMON
What is the Federal Reserve system? How did it come into existence? Is it part of the federal government? How does it create money? Why is the public kept in the dark about these important matters? In this feature-length documentary film, The Corbett Report explores these important question and pulls back the curtain on America’s central bank.
There was no Home Office cover-up over Geoffrey Dickens’ dossier
- The Guardian, Monday 7 July 2014 19.49 BST
Home secretary Theresa May continues to surprise her sceptics, with anassured announcement of two reviews, looking into how public bodies undertook their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse, and whether any legal gaps in child protection remain. These could put back on track a totally legitimate concern to root out and punish paedophiles, especially those in high places, which was in danger of spilling over into a witch hunt.
Her Hillsborough-style inquiry will rightly embrace all parts of our national life – not just the poor benighted Home Office, which has received such a good kicking in recent days.
My only reservation would concern the frankly rather emptily populist decision to put the chief executive of the NSPCC in charge of the inquiry into how the Home Office handled abuse allegations. Far more sensible, but, I admit, not so sexy publicity wise, would be to invite a boring lawyer to review what were, after all, legal or quasi-legal decisions, not social worker stuff.
The government needed to act decisively, because the rush to judgment among certain politicians and sections of the press was becoming unbearable.
I was a Home Office minister when Geoffrey Dickens brought in his dossier, amid a welter of press publicity. He was received courteously by then home secretary, Leon Brittan, and his documents were passed to officials for appropriate action. Brittan then wrote to him, detailing what he had done, and Dickens did not express any dissatisfaction with what the home secretary said or wrote. Indeed, three years later Dickens put in Hansard his thanks to the Home Office for its efforts.
Quite how this innocuous tale became the scandalous allegations and innuendos we have been hearing in recent days beggars belief. There is no evidence whatsoever that Dickens was remotely dismayed by the way his dossier was treated, so why are so many other people anxious to be more Catholic than the Pope?
Brittan is a decent man, and a dedicated public servant, who always carried out his duties with total integrity. In all my years in politics, I met no one I respected, or liked, more. He has been gravely ill recently, and does not deserve the opprobrium he has received.
People who never saw the Dickens document, or spoke to anyone who did, have suggested this was a thorough exposé of paedophile activities by public figures that was then subjected to an establishment cover-up. Not a scintilla of evidence has been adduced to prove any of this, but that has not prevented some appalling comments.
Personally I abhor paedophiles, and can remember how disgusted I was, while at the Home Office, that some on the left so enthusiastically embraced the libertarian rubbish spewed out by the Paedophile Information Exchange to justify sexual activities with children, some of them barely out of the cradle. And I remain proud to have been a party to getting their activities made illegal.
If any evidence of paedophile activity had crossed my desk while I was a Home Office minister, or those of any of my ministerial colleagues, I am totally certain effective action would have been taken. But it didn’t cross our desks.
Now that proper investigations have been announced, is it too much to hope that poor Leon will be left in peace, and those charged with these inquiries be allowed to get on with them in a calm and rational atmosphere, as far away as possible from the lynch mob mentality into which we have been sinking in recent days.
That would be nice, wouldn’t it, but I’m not holding my breath.
“Hi David, it’s about that old car you’re selling….I’m afraid I won’t be buying it. Bye!”
Leon Brittan, the former home secretary, was questioned by police last month over a historical allegation of rape, it was claimed on Saturday night.
Detectives were said to be investigating an allegation that Brittan, who was not an MP at the time of the alleged incident, assaulted a woman at an address in London in 1967. The Metropolitan police said: “A man aged in his seventies was interviewed under caution by appointment at a central London location in connection with the allegation. He was not arrested.” The woman was over the age of 18 at the time of the alleged incident.
It is understood that Brittan strongly denied the allegation. The Independent on Sunday said he refused to comment on the claim. It quoted him saying: “I’m sorry I am not going to be able to talk about something like that.”
The allegation against Brittan is not connected to separate claims involving a dossier compiled by an MP detailing allegations of a 1980s Westminster paedophile ring that was given to Brittan when he was home secretary.
On Sunday it emerged that the dossier is one of more than 100 potentially relevant Home Office files destroyed, lost or missing.
The government is under pressure to carry out an inquiry into historical cases of paedophilia following the revelation that a total of 114 Home Office files relevant to allegations of a child abuse network have disappeared from government records.
David Cameron has already ordered the Home Office permanent secretary to look into what happened to the lost dossier which was given to Brittan, then home secretary, by the campaigning Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens in the 1980s.
The revelation that further relevant documents have disappeared will raise fresh fears of an establishment cover-up.
Simon Danczuk, the MP for Rochdale, who is calling for an overarching national inquiry into historical child abuse, said: “I had absolutely no idea that these other files were also missing. The public view will be that there is something fishy going on. The public will understandably think that these documents have gone missing because it helps to protect the names of those identified in them. That is the conclusion that many will come to, and who could blame them?”
Tom Watson, the Labour MP who was central to the uncovering of the phone-hacking scandal, said it was increasingly clear than only a Hillsborough-style inquiry would reassure the public. He said: “Only an overarching inquiry will get to the facts, everything else the government says or does on this is a diversion.”
Dickens, who died in 1995, had told his family that the information he handed to the home secretary in 1983 and 1984 would “blow the lid off” the lives of powerful and famous child abusers, including eight well-known figures.
In a letter to Dickens at the time, Brittan suggested that his information would be passed to the police, but Scotland Yard says it has no record of any investigation into the allegations.
Yesterday the Home Office made public a letter to Keith Vaz, chairman of the home affairs select committee, in which the department confirmed that correspondence from Dickens had not been retained and that it had found “no record of specific allegations by Mr Dickens of child sex abuse by prominent public figures”.
The Home Office’s permanent secretary, Mark Sedwill, admitted, however, that a further 114 documents relevant to allegations of child abuse were missing from the department’s records. That discovery was made last year by an independent review into information received about organised child sex abuse but was not published in its report.
Sedwill told Vaz that the missing documents were some of the 36,000 records which officials presumed were lost, destroyed or missing. They were not part of the 278,000 documents the Home Office destroyed as part of its “retention and destruction” policy. However, Sedwill told Vaz in a letter published yesterday that the department had found “no evidence of the inappropriate removal or destruction of material”.
He also wrote to the prime minister to tell him that he would engage a senior independent legal figure to assess whether last year’s conclusions “remain sound”.
The IoS this morning has exclusive news of the recent interview under caution of Leon Brittan, for the alleged rape of a student in 1967. For obvious reasons, I am deeply suspicious of this development.
This charge comes out of nowhere, and is vehemently denied by those around Brittan. I have been on the former Minister’s case now for three years, and this is the first I’ve heard of any such allegation. I rather suspect here that Brittan is being set up to face a charge he can easily deny…..thus allowing the Government to say that justice has been done.
The posing of a question the Establishment member can easily deny began in 2009, when Andrew Marr put Gordon Brown into the clear by asking him if he ever took “things to get you through the day….such as prescription painkillers”. On hearing the question develop, one can see the panic…
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This video is a good overview over
- the reality of a 1984-style police state
- the ‘movie’ created by mainstream media that makes us believe ‘them’, their ‘doublethink’ and ‘newspeak’ rather than think for ourselves [I just finished reading 1984 which was written in 1949!…]
- the underlying agenda of a Global State with a Global Government, a Global Central Bank and Army
- journalists as the ‘repeaters’ of what has been coined ‘policy’ and ‘reality’.
When will we stop killing our kids? is the question asked by the late Brian Haw who was asking for peace opposite Parliament for 10 years.
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The assault, which he is said to strongly deny, is alleged to have taken place at his Central London flat in 1967 following a blind date.
Brittan was in his late 20s at the time of the alleged incident.
Police said last night that the woman originally made a complaint in late 2012.
It is being investigated by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command.
Scotland Yard confirmed that a man in his 70s was ‘interviewed under caution by appointment at a Central London location in connection with the allegation. He was not arrested. Inquiries continue.’
It is understood Lord Brittan, now 74, was questioned last month at the offices of his lawyers, Mishcon de Reya.
The Mail on Sunday has been told that the woman initially contacted high-profile Labour MP Tom Watson, who has made allegations of widespread child abuse in Parliament.
It is believed the detectives who questioned the veteran Conservative politician – he was made a life peer in 2000 – are part of Scotland Yard’s Operation Fairbank inquiry team which was launched after Mr Watson’s claims.
Apparently believing the investigation was not moving quickly enough, the alleged victim, now aged 66, contacted Mr Watson a second time – and it was soon afterwards that Lord Brittan was formally interviewed.
Mishcon de Reya did not respond to requests to comment last night. Lord Brittan was also unavailable for comment.
However, a prominent Westminster journalist has revealed that the peer insisted as long ago as the 1980s when he was Home Secretary that allegations against him of sexual misconduct were untrue.
Chris Moncrieff, former political editor of the Press Association, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘I was at a drinks reception attended by Leon Brittan at the height of frenzied rumours about him when one of his officials called me to one side.
‘The official said, “The Home Secretary wishes to speak to you in private.”
‘I was led into a side room where Leon Brittan said to me, “You do know all these stories about me are totally untrue, don’t you?”
‘He didn’t discuss any details but he said he was certain he would be vindicated.’ Lord Brittan’s rise to power was impressive.
The former barrister contested the constituency of North Kensington twice before becoming an MP in 1974 for Cleveland and Whitby, and then switched his constituency to Richmond in Yorkshire in 1983.
When he was promoted to become Treasury Chief Secretary, he was the youngest member of the Cabinet.
Later, as Home Secretary, he was the youngest in that job since Sir Winston Churchill. He quit the Cabinet in 1986 over the Westland helicopter affair.
Four years ago, he was appointed trade adviser to the Government after David Cameron said he had ‘unrivalled experience’.
Labour peer accused of 12 attacks on boys
A Labour peer is being investigated by police after 12 men made allegations of historical child abuse against him, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
Sources close to the investigation last night said that the ‘horrific’ allegations include rape and serious sexual assault.
It is understood the alleged abuse took place over several decades. The Mail on Sunday has chosen not to name the peer being investigated.
A police spokesman said last night: ‘A number of individuals have come forward and made complaints to the investigation.
‘We are thoroughly investigating their allegations and providing them with professional support.’
It is understood that a file containing the accusations has been sent to the Crown Prosecution Service. Police also last night confirmed the peer has not been arrested or questioned about the allegations. They refused to comment on the age of the victims when the abuse took place.
A source close to the investigation said: ‘These are some of the most horrific child abuse allegations you can imagine.’
Another source said: ‘The sexual abuse that the peer has been accused of is extremely worrying.
The allegations are harrowing and must have affected the vulnerable boys significantly in later life.
‘It is becoming clear there is a problem with historic sex abuse in Parliament and the police have to be allowed access to all the information needed to investigate these allegations. It is beginning to look like Westminster is above the law. It is important that these allegations are investigated thoroughly.’
The investigation into the peer comes in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal and shocking revelations concerning Cyril Smith, the disgraced Liberal Democrat MP, and Labour links to the Paedophile Information Exchange group, which wanted to legalise sex with children.
A whistleblower who kicked off UK police pedophile probe Operation Fernbridge believes as many as 40 British MPs and peers were involved in or turned a blind eye to child abuse.
Peter Mckelvie, a retired child protection team manager, who has spent more than 20 years compiling evidence of alleged child abuse by people in authority, believes ten current and former politicians are on the list and that there is enough evidence to arrest at least one senior politician, reports the Daily Telegraph.
MPs and peers from all three main political parties are on the list including Cyril Smith and Sir Peter Morrison, who are now dead.
McKelvie was behind bringing Peter Righton, a notorious pedophile, to justice when he worked for Hereford and Worcester child protection team and believes that up to 20 MPs and Lords should be investigated.
“I believe there are sufficient grounds to carry out…
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