Jimmy Savile inquiry reveals the rotten core of No10 after MPs warned police “Lose the evidence if you want to keep your job”
As we reported recently, as the scandal of alleged child abuse by the late TV presenter Jimmy Savile has exposed suggestions of corruption – or at least woeful negligence – within the BBC, it has also been suggested that paedophilic activity has been linked to former members of the government who were in office in the sixties and seventies.
Scotland Yard is currently investigating around 300 allegations of child sex abuse which have been leveled against Savile, Gary Glitter – whose real name is Paul Gadd – and other as yet unnamed celebrities.
And over the weekend, it was reported in the Daily Star that officers involved in the inquiry, which has been named Operation Yewtree, are investigating allegations that MPs forced police officers to “lose” evidence of paedophilic activity among MPs and other government officials, threatening that they would be sacked if they didn’t comply…
It’s alleged that that threat was made by members of Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government, who were in power at the time. The paper adds that there is no suggestion that Thatcher knew of, or condoned, those activities or threats.
The paper states, “Officers in London were ¬ inquiring into allegations made by a teenage rent boy that a Cabinet minister had been abusing him.
“As well as the Cabinet minister – who is still alive – he pointed the finger at judges, European bigwigs and senior civil servants.”
It’s believed that the allegations made against the ministers have been corroborated by other sources who allege that they too were victims.
A former police officer, who didn’t want to be named, told the paper, “It wasn’t that we ran out of leads but it reached a point where a warning to stop came.
“It was a case of ‘get rid of everything, never say a word to anyone’.
“It was made very clear to me that to ¬continue asking questions would ¬jeopardise my career.”
The former cop added, “The boys had been trapped in a cycle and were scared stiff about what might happen if they were found to have spoken.”
Of the minister in question, the source said, “Mrs Thatcher may have suspected he was bisexual but that’s not a crime.”
And of course, this weekend, Paul Gadd – Gary Glitter – was detained by police for questioning in relation to allegations of child sex abuse.
Here’s a clip of Savile with Thatcher when she was in power…