Regarding the Opening Post…
The Saville case seems to have led to a growing campaign for an investigation into claims of a paedophile ring operating in Westminster in the past.
There have been a steady procession of statements since Saville and the Home Office sounds as if it is trying to head off a major scandal. This could be very big. There have been rumours of this for many years concerning Cyril Smith, a Liberal MP who died several years ago.
The current crop of politicians might think it is sufficiently remote from them to avoid direct fallout onto their careers and some former major players of the 1980s (Tebbit) seem to have broken ranks giving weight to the idea of a cover up and there are demands for an investigation.
Savile was quite a far reaching investigation, the institutions concerned: the BBC and the NHS, were quite weak. This is different. Westminster, the heart of Government is full of political operators and they all collect dirt on each other. They went to the same Public schools so their networks of influence are powerful. We haven’t heard anything from victims yet. I guess most will have been young boys unfortunate enough to find themselves in care homes in the 1970s and 1980s.
Theresa May will be making a statement.