Lets take a short break from our professional woes seeing that at long last the shocking story of historical child sexual abuse by the Establishment in this country is finally breaking. It's taken a very long time indeed, such has been the skill and brazen pernicious operation of the old-boy network amongst Britain's state institutions. It comes as no surprise to me that we now discover that 114 documents relating to allegations going back 30 or so years are found to be either "destroyed, missing or not found" and the spotlight is on Theresa May's department the Home Office.
I've written about this before, such as here in relation to the Stuart Hall case last year:-
As I highlighted the other day, post Leveson, the Association of Chief Police Officers are in the process of changing their policy of confirming the names of suspects. If this is correct, we will have to get used to seeing more instances like this, where apparently a 'comedy legend' in his 70's has been arrested by officers assigned to Operation Yewtree, the team tasked to look into the Jimmy Saville affair.Of course we now know that the 'comedy legend' in his 70's referred to was in fact Rolf Harris, sentenced last week to 5 years 9 months for historic sexual assaults on children. I'm not at all sure what the current policy is regarding the police naming potential suspects because of course the genie has started edging up the neck of the bottle as a result of the news that former Home Secretary Lord Brittan was interviewed recently in relation to an alleged rape of a female student before he became an MP apparently.
Potentially this secrecy could hinder more victims coming forward, whilst protecting the reputation of famous people, a situation that could be said to be quite handy for any possible politicians found to be implicated in the Elm Guest House scandal. Actually for those of a conspiracy-minded propensity, it's being said in some quarters that all these arrests of elderly celebs is designed precisely to provide the public with a distraction from the very disturbing goings on at this establishment in the 70's and 80's.
My feeling is that when the true extent of what went on at the Elm Guest House eventually emerges, the political ruling class in this country will find that the shock delivered to them by UKIP and the public on Thursday in the Local Elections will be nothing compared to what might be in store at the General Election in 2015. I think it might be time to find out what Nigel Farage's view is on probation privatisation.
Being by nature a deeply suspicious person I'm particularly intrigued that this story only emerged after Lord Brittan first denied having any memory of a dossier of allegations handed to him when he was Home Secretary, then remembered but not whom he passed it onto, and finally he recalled definitely passing it to the right people for investigation. It seems I'm not the only one that feels the timing of the female student rape story smells like a classic setup - a smokescreen that's easily deniable and won't be going anywhere. This is John Ward on the subject:-
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.On the general theme of an Establishment cover-up, even being suggested I notice by Lord Tebbit on the Andrew Marr show, what exactly are the police doing with Operation Fairbank and Operation Fernbridge? They both strike me as extraordinarily slow investigations, but with things now warming up in Parliament, very difficult questions being asked and the media smelling a large fat rat, possibly the Metropolitan Police might find some renewed enthusiasm for finding some names?
At long last the Establishment might be realising that the cover-up is about to be exposed and that it would be jolly handy to come up with a couple of fall guys pretty damned quick. It's dangerous though because they've always known it has the capacity to ensnare all political parties, several agencies of the state, royalty and show business. Despite what is being said officially at the moment about not needing a full public enquiry, my money is on precisely that, the sure-fired way the Establishment can kick the issue into the very long grass in the lead-up to the 2015 General Election.