Labour MP Tom Watson, known for his dogged-pursuit of phone-hacking at News International, raised the intriguing matter of a possible paedophile connection to a former occupant of 10 Downing Street at Prime Minsters Questions in the House of Commons today.
Among the documentation discovered in a pervert's porn-stash during the 1990s were a number of letters from fellow deviants. One of these letters purportedly referred to an advisor at Number 10, still living, who was said to be involved in the importation of child-pornography. Watson's informants, former professional colleagues of the convicted nonce Peter Righton, a university lecturer and national advisor on child-care issues, claim that police never fully investigated the affair and that Righton's criminal confederates evaded justice as a result. Watson has asked the PM to encourage the Met to reopen the investigation.
As discussed in the newspaper article below many commentators present in the House today thought Watson was referring either to the late Sir Peter Morrison MP, private-secretary to Margaret Thatcher, or even to former prime-minister Sir Edward Heath, about whom unsubstantiated rumours continue to abound.
On his blog Tom Watson MP refuted the suggestion he was referring to Morrison, who was twice caught in public-conveniences with underage boys but managed to escape on both occasions with no more than a police caution (the matter was successfully hushed up using libel laws). But no! Apparently the mystery man Watson referred to was instead a 'senior aide' of Maggie Thatcher at No. 10- the same Maggie who spent 11 Christmasses at Chequers with the now notorious Jimmy Savile, whose knighthood duly arrived in 1990.
Labour Party MP for West Bromwich East Tom Watson
Was there a paedophile ring in No 10? MP Tom Watson demands probe - Crime - UK - The Independent
The Iron Lady was the most formidable British politician of her era, a divisive figure who inspired either hatred or devotion. She was a driven, domineering woman who terrorised the Tory 'wets' and scared the life out of the most the ex-public-schoolboys in her cabinet. Among the coterie who surrounded her, it now appears were a number of paedophiles.
Maggie's Downing Street years were strange days indeed!