By Oliver Lane
Amid disturbing allegations of a VIP 'untouchable' child sex ring in
1970's Britain, the Home Secretary Theresa May has warned what is now
known about deviant sexual behaviour involving children is “just the tip
of the iceberg”.
Speaking on the Sunday-morning BBC Andrew Marr show, May said without
a full and independent investigation it would not be possible to verify
the claims now surfacing about the group and others. She raised the
prospect of serious failings by state institutions such as police and
care homes when she said: "It’s not possible to say whether there was a
cover-up, that is why I think it is so important we have the inquiry so
we get at the truth.
"There is a real issue here about how was it that in the past, but
continuing today, the very institutions of the state that should be
protecting children were not doing so. Why was it these abuses were able
to take place and nobody was brought to justice as a result of that?", reports the Independent.
The latest shocking allegations centre around an alleged paedophile
ring of powerful men who abused children in the late 1970's and early
1980's, which is now the focus of a police investigation called Operation Midland.
The Metropolitan Police are investigating the possibility that the
depraved 'sex parties' which may have even involved bestiality and
sadistic torture may have gone as far as murder. One witness who has now
come forwards has claimed he knows of three young murdered boys, one of
whom he witnessed die himself, while in the company of a senior
Speaking on the show yesterday morning, the commissioner of the
Metropolitan Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said his force would be
working to establish the true events, and that he could “assure you
there will be no cover-up while I’m here,” warning that the public
shouldn't expect the results of an investigation soon, owing to the
enormous volume of un-digitised archives that will have to be sifted
through by investigators.
Sir Bernard said: "There are a series of claims over quite a long
period of time and not all of them are linked, although in the public
imagination they may be in that it is child abuse.
"You have got the extra complication of people in power and was there
a cover-up? I’m determined we will get to the bottom of this so we are
talking to the witnesses and all the people who have got information.
"I think everyone will understand that this long after the event it
can be quite hard to get to the bottom of the claims and complaints. We
will do but it can take a little long than people might expect."
The United Kingdom is presently being hit by successive waves of alleged child abuse cover-ups and scandals. Last week Breitbart London reported an accusation that Birmingham City Council knew
about the link between Pakistani taxi drivers and the systematic abuse
of young girls taken from care homes as early as 1991. The academic
author of the "ground-breaking" report claims that after presenting her
work to the city council, she was accused of malpractice by the council
who ordered all copies of the report destroyed.