SCANDAL: Inquiry Finds Pedophiles in the UK Government Were Allowed to Abuse Children for Decades
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has found that pedophiles in the British government were allowed to prey on children for decades, and political institutions turned a blind eye to the systemic abuse.
The inquiry was commissioned to determine whether or not Westminster “turned a blind eye” to the abuse, and the inquiry ultimately came to the conclusion that safeguards “failed significantly” in preventing the pedophilia from occurring and being properly investigated.
“It is clear that there have been significant failures by Westminster institutions in their dealing with, and confrontation of, allegations of child sexual abuse,” wrote the authors of the report. “This has included not recognizing it, turning a blind eye to it, actively shielding and protecting perpetrators, and covering up allegations of child sexual abuse.”
The report stops short at claiming the existence of an underground pedophilia ring operating within the government, but the findings are still very shocking nevertheless.
Allegations levied against Liberal Party Member of Parliament (MP) Cyril Smith and Tory MP Peter Morrison, who would go onto become the parliamentary private secretary for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, were not properly investigated, the inquiry found. The Conservative Party also refused to pass key information on to law enforcement that could have helped the investigation.
Morrison received a knighthood before his death in 1995 despite the fact that he was found molesting a 15-year-old boy while aboard a train at Crewe, according to the inquiry. The Tories “made efforts to suppress rumors” regarding Morrison’s actions rather than actually investigate them. The inquiry also makes the allegation that Thatcher “did nothing” despite being aware of the heinous acts.
Liberal Party leader Lord David Steel claims that Smith’s improprieties, which involved him allegedly conducting improper “medical inspections” on young boys that constituted sexual assault, were not worth investigating because he wasn’t an elected official in the Party during the time the allegations were made.
“This failure to recognise the risks was an abdication of responsibility, and the fact the offences were non-recent was irrelevant,” the inquiry determined.
Lord Steel has been forced to step down from his role with the Liberal Democrats as a result of the fall-out following the release of this scandalous report.
“What my clients would really like to hear is an honest and sincere apology that, as vulnerable youngsters, he [Steel] let them down, and a promise from those in power that lessons will be learned from this and the mistakes of the past will not be repeated,” said attorney Richard Scorer, a lawyer with Slater and Gordon who represents eight of Smith’s alleged victims.
Former MP and Earl of Sandwich Victor Montagu was merely given a caution after he was accused by a 10-year-old boy of sexual assault.
Montagu’s son Robert, who was also sexually abused by his father over the course of five years, said the choice not to prosecute was “entirely wrong and very indicative of the attitude towards people in public positions.”
“There has clearly been a significant problem with deference towards people of public prominence,” the inquiry found, “from the whips’ offices to the police and prosecutors.”
“It is clear to see that Westminster institutions have repeatedly failed to deal with allegations of child sexual abuse, from turning a blind eye to actively shielding abusers,” Inquiry chair Professor Alexis Jay said.
“A consistent pattern emerged of failures to put the welfare of children above political status, although we found no evidence of an organised network of pedophiles within government,” she added.
These damning findings by in the inquiry follows news that Muslim grooming gangs were allowed to persist throughout Britain, with government officials either turning a blind eye or even in some cases providing safe harbor for the foreign rapists to prey on children. The once valiant United Kingdom has fallen far and may be a failed state before long.