Monday, 24 February 2014

BBC State owned paedophile TV network

Evidence is finally emerging that the BBC the state owned propaganda machine was involved in the making and distribution of child pornography.  British people should  be aware  what their license fees pay for!     They pay for a state machine  that pays pedophiles and funds the child porn sex trade and makes programs to help cover-up the sex trade in British children. 

The BBC targets whistle blowers and victims of child sex abuse and pays and assists paedophiles.   

BBC embroiled in further scandal as executive 'filmed Dutch child abuse movies'

DETECTIVES are investigating claims that a retired BBC ­executive abused young boys at his home in Amsterdam.

By: James Fielding
A retired BBC executive is alleged to have filmed pornographic films involving childrenA retired BBC executive is alleged to have filmed pornographic films involving children [GETTY]
He let the bottom flat to a known British paedophile, kept the middle residence for himself and used the attic for filming pornographic films involving both adults and children
Former social worker Chris Fay
He is said to have owned a three-storey property near the city centre in the Eighties. Boys from British care homes were allegedly ferried there to take part in sex films.
Police have been told that the BBC employee was involved in the abuse and played a key role in ­distributing the films.
The news comes as Dutch police prepare to re-open an investigation into child sex, which may ­be broadened to include British paedophiles operating in the Netherlands.
A whistleblower tipped off the BBC Investigations Unit two weeks ago about the man, who has since retired from the Corporation.
The information was passed to the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Yewtree, the unit set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal to look into historic sex crimes.
Although the Sunday Express knows both the identity of the alleged abuser and his former address in Amsterdam, we have decided not to print the details to avoid jeopardising any police investigation. Scotland Yard refused to comment but the BBC last night confirmed it had alerted the Met.
A spokesman said: “Where allegations of criminal wrongdoing are received by the BBC, we pass them on to the police. We cannot comment on individual cases.”
Former social worker Chris Fay, who advised the National Association of Young People In Care, has shown a picture of the former BBC executive to an alleged victim.
Mr Fay said: “He confirmed that this was one of the men who abused him at the flat in Amsterdam when he was a boy.
“The man apparently owned the building. He let the bottom flat to a known British paedophile, kept the middle residence for himself and used the attic for filming pornographic films involving both adults and children.
"He is said to have travelled back and forth between London and Amsterdam, playing a key role in the distribution of the videos throughout Britain and Europe.” Last week, Dutch prosecutors ­confirmed they are to investigate the Netherlands former justice ministry secretary-general Joris Demmink for allegedly raping two Turkish boys.
Demmink will be questioned over allegations that he raped the boys, aged between 12 and 15, while visiting Istanbul in the ­mid-Nineties. He denies the claims and says he was not in Turkey at that time.
In 1998, his name came up during a Dutch inquiry, called the Rolodex Affair, into an Amsterdam paedophile network. The probe was shut down shortly afterwards, prompting accusations of a cover-up.
A spokeswoman for the Office of Public Prosecutions in The Hague said the Demmink case might trigger a wider investigation into British paedophiles in Amsterdam. She said: “The investigation will initially focus solely on the allegations made by the two Turkish boys.
“Whether the investigation starts to look at other things at a later stage, we don’t know, it’s too early to say.”
However, sources revealed Dutch and British police met last summer on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

UK Police have devolved into a corrupt criminal organization good cops do not stand a chance

Jimmy Savile:  Who deleted and withheld the intelligence? – An up-date
  • - Crime and Parliamentary affairs correspondent TIM HICKS provides a short update on his recent articles on Jimmy Savile and Peter Jaconelli.
Jimmy Savile:  Who deleted and withheld the intelligence? – An up-date
Following on from my investigation on the North Yorkshire Police report by Deputy Chief Constable Sue Cross into its failure to detect Peter Jaconelli and Jimmy Savile:
I subsequently wrote an article on the police intelligence failures in North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Police in which I raised the possibility that intelligence may have been deleted from Police intelligence systems or provided to Savile by Police officers, and that he may have been coached in how to defeat police interview and investigative techniques:
I now feel it appropriate to do a short follow up, prompted by fresh information from a Channel 4 article on Police Corruption, in which it was revealed that corrupt Police Officers were accused of deleting intelligence reports from Police intelligence on the orders of criminals, in a secret report passed to the Leveson inquiry:
However, it was an article from The Guardian on a report by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) into the changing and sophisticated nature of Police Corruption in the UK that really got my attention.
The Guardian article [all quotes in this article are from the Guardian article unless otherwise indicated] raises the concern at “The increased access by all police officers and civilian staff to confidential information in IT systems which they can leak for financial gain.”  This would normally be prevented by restricting access within the systems on a need to know basis.  However, West Yorkshire Police held the Savile intelligence where it could be easily located and the detail within the report obtained via a simple, widely used force procedure, raising the possibility that it could be accessed by Savile’s contacts in the police and made available to him.
Another example of the laxity of West Yorkshire Police controls over confidential information is the case of PC James Hughes, who used the force computer to improperly access information about three women on thirty four occasions and stole nearly £4,000 which had been recovered in police raids on brothels.
“Information on the nature and scale of police corruption is shrouded in secrecy. The Soca assessment….. will be a restricted document. Details of how many officers in England and Wales have been jailed for corruption and misconduct are notoriously difficult to access.”
 However, research by the Guardian revealed a number of examples of corruption that had relevance to the West and North Yorkshire Police.
The cases include officers:
  • spending tens of thousands of pounds of public money on themselves,”[e.g. the North Yorkshire Police Senior Figures expenses scandals covered recently in Real Whitby here],
  • passing confidential information to criminals” [e.g. the allegations above concerning Jimmy Savile’s access to police intelligence],
  • “running property scams, stealing property” [e.g. the ongoing case of Mrs Barbara Hofschroer raised in parliament and the press by the Lord Maginnis of Drumglass],
  • “brutality, having sex with women whom they have arrested,” [examples of police officers taking example of vulnerable women  here and  here],
“blackmailing individuals on the police intelligence database, shielding a drugs baron and tipping off an organised criminal to help him stay one step ahead of the law [e.g. the allegations above that Jimmy Savile may have been given access to the intelligence report on him from Surrey Police and coached in how to defeat the Surrey Police interview]. The forces concerned include large metropolitan areas and rural forces and both detectives and uniformed officers were involved.”
Interestingly, in the case of  PC Matthew Fisher of North Yorkshire Police, His Honour Judge Michael Mettyear is quoted in the Daily Mirror as having said that he regarded Fisher’s misuse of the police computer system as a serious offence but accepted there had been much worse examples which had led to officers derailing whole investigations. 
Yesterday evening the BBC broadcasted witness evidence that complaints alleging that Savile associate Peter Jaconelli had committed sexual offences against children were made to North Yorkshire Police on multiple occasions, that Scarborouigh Police were completely aware of his offending, but did nothing and did not record any details because of his status as a prominent Councillor and businessman, as Real Whitby has consistently alleged. The BBC also confirmed that Deputy Chief Constable Cross did not investigate any of the new witnesses evidence that has emerged. Hence the reason that there is nothing recorded in HOLMES or any other police intelligence system about Jaconelli that Deputy Chief Constable Cross relied upon to exonerate North Yorkshire Police from any criticism over its failure to arrest Savile or his associate Peter Jaconeli.
Whilst it must be said that the majority of Police Officers are good people who execute their duties to the best of their abilities, despite great danger and difficulty, it is clear that police corruption and misuse of police intelligence information of the nature alleged in the Real Whitby articles above has occurred in North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Police.
The wider view
“Chief Constable Mike Cunningham, the Association of Chief Police Officers’ lead on anti-corruption, said: “Over the years customs and practices in society have changed, so have the patterns of how people become corrupted.  What hasn’t changed is that some human beings are driven by personal greed or the need to appear powerful, and that poor leadership allows corruption to take place.”  
A classic example of poor leadership leading to corruption is the situation prevailing in 1972, when Sir Robert Mark took over Command of the Metropolitan Police.  He found there was widespread corruption within the CID, which had been acquiesced to by a succession of weak Chief Police officers who put up a “Blue Wall” of closing ranks and protecting their force from any criticism or loss of face.  After investigative journalists publicly named corrupt Police Officers, Sir Robert Mark initiated an anti-corruption investigation, which successfully arrested or dismissed 487 corrupt police officers.
However, Sir Robert Mark was an exceptional Chief Police Officer.  In contrast, recently the British Police service has been reeling from a series of scandals involving Chief Police Officers from several forces including North Yorkshire who have failed to lead by personal  example.
The Operation Newgreen Report of West Yorkshire Police, (which has been severely criticised even from within the British Police Service) and the failure of Chief Constable Dave Jones of North Yorkshire Police to respond to either the concerns expressed over the Cross Report, or the allegations against Detective Superintendent Heather Pearson, are classic examples of failure to uphold standards of integrity and maintain public confidence, even if this means publicly admitting incompetence and/or wrongdoing by colleagues which is embarrassing to the force concerned.
The demand to remove articles on North Yorkshire Police from the Real Whitby internet site and the recent threat by a Chief Police Officer to arrest a Real Whitby journalist for expressing opinions and comments on North Yorkshire Police, are also classic examples of a force that will do anything to prevent public criticism.
Under these circumstances, in my opinion only a full independent judicial enquiry will get anywhere near to establishing how Peter Jaconelli and Jimmy Savile were able to offend for so long without being arrested by the police.
North Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Police were invited to comment on this article, but did not.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Corrupt Yorkshire Police in bed with Savile. What hope for Operation Yewtree

Operation Yewtree – the biggest Police cover-up since Hillsborough
  • Crime and Parliamentary Affairs correspondent TIM HICKS follows up on the incredible revelations of misconduct in North Yorkshire Police revealed by the BBC Inside Out programme.
That particularly dubious Constabulary that merits careful consideration
[Lord Maginnis of Drumglass, commenting on North Yorkshire Police, following his involvement in the case of Mrs Barbara Hofschröer].
Jimmy Savile’s principal residence was in Leeds and he travelled regularly toScarborough from 1960 onwards to visit his mother and to stay with her. He continued his close association with Scarborough after her death, staying there regularly in his flat at the Esplanade. It follows from this that the full and meticulous investigation of his activities in Leeds and Scarborough are of critical interest to Operation Yewtree, the Home Office, HM Inspector of Constabulary and the IPCC in determining why it was that he was able to offend for so long, without being arrested by the Police.
Yet the West Yorkshire Police investigation into Savile, called Operation Newgreen, has been widely condemned as a farce.  Alan Collins, a solicitor representing 40 of Savile’s victims, is quoted in the press as having told ITV’s Daybreak programme:
The report begs a lot more questions. It provides some answers but the report reveals memories that are not as sharp as perhaps they ought to be, ‘can’t remember’, documents that can’t seem to be located. It doesn’t add up.  But my take is that there seems to be a collective myopia and the collective myopia is evidenced by Savile. He was able to run rings around the police for decades. He used police officers.  He was ingrained with them, dovetailed with them.
Unusually, Chief Constable Nick Gargan of Avon and Somerset has broken ranks and also criticised West Yorkshire Police over its handling of its Savile enquiry. He is quoted in the Yorkshire Post as saying:
It seems clear to me that Operation Newgreen does not have the look and feel of an independent report. As I turned from one page to the next, I saw example after example of the author putting the case for West Yorkshire Police. At times this case was put with some force and emotion and more than a hint of exasperation with other bodies. In that respect, Operation Newgreen was unsuccessful if it was its intention to give an impression of independent assurance: it may even have had the effect of strengthening suspicion that West Yorkshire Police was at the very least being defensive.”
Mr Gargan suggested the force carry out a “very open and public examination of its actions” and a public engagement strategy to deal with issues raised by the review. He said:
I think you will benefit from a situation in which your staff respond to criticism with the questions ‘maybe this person has a point’ more readily than ‘how do I prove them wrong?’.
North Yorkshire Police deny all knowledge
The initial response of North Yorkshire Police was to deny all knowledge, despite the fact that Savile had been mentioned in the press and on the BBC regularly as living in Scarborough and was well known there as a Freeman of the Borough. A force spokesman commented in 2012:
When the allegations surrounding Jimmy Savile were publicised, we carried out extensive searches of force records which did not reveal a local connection”.
Given that North Yorkshire Police nevertheless provided Savile with a police car and driver to take him to a community event for young people it had organised in Selby in 2008, where Savile shared the platform with the Chief Constable, this was clearly a lie.
On the 27th of April 2013 following confirmation from the Detective atOperation Yewtree who liaised with Real Whitby, that all the information gathered by the Metropolitan Police as part of Operation Yewtree would be passed on to North Yorkshire Police, who would conduct the investigation from then on, I wrote to Operation Yewtree stating (prophetically) that:
“A central issue of the Scarborough aspect of Operation Yewtreeis that there are consistent allegations of corruption within North Yorkshire Police in respect of their response to Jaconelli and Savile.  I am satisfied that North Yorkshire Police will not investigate the allegations concerning Savile, Jaconeli and the response of Scarborough Police impartially and that referring the investigation to North Yorkshire Police means that the integrity of this aspect of Operation Yewtree has been completely compromised.”
Our analysis of the North Yorkshire Police investigation by Deputy Chief Constable Cross showed that it is also another whitewash.
Enter the BBC
The following revelations were made in the BBC Inside Out documentary aired on Monday the 10th of February 2014 at 7.30 pm:
  • Archive BBC film was shown proving that Jaconelli was an associate of Savile, practised judo with Savile, filmed in Scarborough for the BBC.
  • Multiple witnesses alleged that complaints had been made to North Yorkshire Police about Peter Jaconelli in his lifetime, alleging that he was a paedophile.
  • It was alleged that North Yorkshire Police had admitted at the time it was completely aware of the allegations about Jaconelli, that there had been other complainants, but Peter Jaconelli was not arrested because of his status as a Councillor and Mayor.
  • It was further alleged that a statement had been taken as part of a formal criminal complaint.
  • It was also alleged that it was common knowledge throughout Scarborough that Peter Jaconelli was a paedophile.
  • It emerged that North Yorkshire Police Operation Yewtree investigation had not bothered to interview any of the witnesses developed by Real Whitby.
BBC programme and trailer are below:
This has some profound implications for Operation Yewtree.
Peter Jaconelli was a close associate of Savile and therefore falls within Strand 2 of Operation Yewtree.  Although he is unquestionably Britain’s longest offending and most successful paedophile ever, probably having committed thousands of offences in Scarborough over fifty two years, he is not mentioned anywhere in Operation Yewtree. Yet the BBC programme showed there was ample evidence of his offending being known to the Police.
A follow up article in Real Whitby alleged that Officers had deleted and withheld intelligence on Savile and his associates and that there had been other examples of misuse of police intelligence in connection with other cases in North and West Yorkshire Police. These concerns now stand vindicated:
  • The BBC quoted a victim confirming that he had made a complaint and given a statement to Police about Jaconelli. Yet this information has miraculously disappeared from Police intelligence.
  • It was alleged, on Inside Out, that other complaints had been made to the Police. Yet this information has also miraculously disappeared from Police intelligence.
  • Every schoolboy and most parents in Scarborough knew of Jaconelli’s offending and yet we are asked to believe that he was completely unknown to Police and does not appear anywhere in any Police note-book or intelligence system.
  • In 2003 North Yorkshire Police conducted a major paedophile investigation in Scarborough which generated so much intelligence it had to be managed through HOLMES (Home Office Large Major Intelligence System).  According to local and national newspaper reports , Savile, Jaconelli and Corrigan featured in this investigation as suspects. The intelligence generated in this major operation has also miraculously disappeared.
  • As part of its Operation Yewtree investigation, North Yorkshire Police should have interviewed the witnesses identified by Real Whitby, entered their evidence into HOLMES and then tasked a specialist sexual offences intelligence detective to compare it to the original intelligence that had been gathered during the 2003 investigation to see what additional evidence this produced. It appears that no criminal record check was conducted. A cold case review may also have resolved any outstanding offences. However, Deputy Chief Constable Cross did none of these things, effectively ensuring that intelligence on Savile, Corrigan and Jaconelli which could have been developed was withheld through inaction.
Deputy Chief Constable Cross is a most capable and formidable detective, with extensive CID training recently retired after a distinguished career. She is widely admired in the British Police Service for her textbook investigation of the murder of Jenny Nicholl and her contribution to the development of forensic linguistics.  So what possible explanation can there be for her inexplicable omission of Peter Jaconelli from her report, the effect of which is to airbrush Peter Jaconelli and Jimmy Savile out of North Yorkshire Police history?
Why has Peter Jaconelli disappeared into the Operation Yewtree black hole?
The two critical failures of the British Police Service to arrest Savile both occurred in North Yorkshire. They are:
1.  The failure of North Yorkshire Police to arrest Jaconelli and Corrigan, which would surely have led them to Savile, (Britain’s most prolific paedophile and rapist).
2.  When asked for intelligence on Savile by Surrey Police in 2007, North Yorkshire Police Force Intelligence Bureau replied that it had none, although Jaconelli and Corrigan are alleged to have featured in a 2003 paedophile investigation conducted by North Yorkshire Police and entered into HOLMES. As a result, Surrey and Sussex Police did not have the intelligence from North Yorkshire necessary to assist in its investigation – and the best opportunity of bringing him to justice was lost.
It is widely alleged that North Yorkshire Police knew all about Jaconelli and that Police Officers covered up for him and allowed him to carry on offending, because he was a prominent local Councillo,r businessman and Mayor.  So if Deputy Chief Constable Cross were to admit that Jaconelli had been a paedophile, this would raise all sorts of questions as to why the Police had not arrested him. Clearly this would be a huge embarrassment to North Yorkshire Police.
Deputy Chief Constable Cross of the North Yorkshire Police started her career in Leeds with West Yorkshire Police, the two forces that Savile was most closely associated with – and which have suffered severe criticism over their collective failure to arrest him. Neither force has confirmed if Cross knew Savile there.
Chartered Accountants and indeed all investigators are taught that when conducting investigations they should develop as much evidence as possible, then consider all the evidence before coming to a conclusion.  However, this did not trouble Deputy Chief Constable Cross. She simply ignored the witness evidence provided by Real Whitby, wrongly stated that Jaconelli and Savile did not feature in any North Yorkshire Police intelligence, and used this as an excuse to exonerate North Yorkshire Police from any criticism.  In short, she appears to have conducted a cover up to save the face of North Yorkshire Police -  which if true, is a corrupt act.
As a result of the Cross Report, both the above key questions – arguably the two most important questions in the entire Savile investigation – remain completely and conveniently ignored, and the ability of Savile and Jaconelli to offend in Scarborough and Whitby for fifty years untroubled by the local Police remains completely unexplained. Until North Yorkshire Police answer these questions, Operation Yewtree has no credibility.
North Yorkshire Police ordered to re-open its investigation
So concerned was I at the blatantly inadequate nature of Deputy Chief Constable Cross’s detective work that I raised my concerns with HM Inspector of Constabulary Dru Sharpling CBE.  On the 14th of February 2014, she responded to me confirming that she had caused North Yorkshire Police to make further enquiries.
The effect of this announcement by HM Inspector Sharpling is that North Yorkshire Police has been forced to re-open its Operation Yewtreeinvestigation into Savile and his associates in Scarborough. The same day, North Yorkshire Police issued the following statement:
Historic allegations made on Inside Out – statement”
Further to the historic allegations made against the late Peter Jaconelli, a former Mayor of Scarborough, on BBC1′s Inside Out (North East and Cumbria), 7.30pm, 10 February 2014: North Yorkshire Police is considering the content of the programme, its effect on previous matters and the potential need for any future investigative work that would best serve the interests of those directly affected.  In so doing, North Yorkshire Police would encourage those individuals who took part in the programme, who were the subject of direct contact with the late Mr Jaconelli, to get in touch as soon as possible in order that their allegations and wishes are fully and properly considered.  Please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, ask for the Force Control Room and state it is for the attention of Detective Superintendent Steve Smith.  Alternatively, contact can be made or information reported via email:
North Yorkshire Police have been ridiculed on the BBC and forced, by RealWhitby, to re-open a major investigation . The former Deputy Chief Constable has been accused publicly of incompetence on the BBC and despite the availability of trained detectives, forensic scientists, powers of arrest, access to the media, extensive Police intelligence systems and the assistance of Scotland Yard, three amateurs have been shown to have conducted a far more credible and meticulous investigation than North Yorkshire Police.
This will have come as a major embarrassment for Chief Constable Dave Jones, who has consistently refused to respond to Real Whitby’s concerns, on the ridiculous and asinine basis that this is not in the interests of “the efficient and effective use of publicly funded resources”. Well neither is ignoring the evidence unearthed by journalists, being caught out in a cover-up and then being compelled to re-open a major investigation at huge cost to the taxpayers of North Yorkshire.
The BBC and the intervention of HM Inspector Sharpling has vindicated the concerns raised by Real Whitby about North Yorkshire Police. It has also vindicated the concerns expressed about North Yorkshire Police in parliament by Lord Maginnis of Drumglass concerning the case of Mrs Barbara Hofschröer, in which Deputy Chief Constable Cross also featured.
The policy of ignoring evidence from Real Whitby continues
Detective Superintendent Steve Smith has only appealed for information relating to the five witnesses interviewed by the BBC and has made no attempt to interview Real Whitby, or any of the many other witnesses we have developed. We did not make all of the information we have available to the BBC, because the primary focus of the programme was Jaconelli, so this is another major and continuing failure in the North Yorkshire Police Operation Yewtree investigation which will again allow witness evidence to be ignored.
Our investigation has revealed that there was a paedophile-ring operating in Scarborough from about 1960 onwards. Using Operation Yewtree terminology, it consisted of:
Strand 1.  Savile:  Known to have committed eight offences in North Yorkshire, but we believe committed many more.
Strand 2.  Associates of Savile:  Jaconelli and Jimmy Corrigan (both deceased) and three other persons, two of whom may have acted as procurers.
Strand 3.  Persons unconnected with Savile: One other person who is now dead.
Real Whitby is still developing further witness evidence.
This is the second major paedophile investigation I have participated in. The first led to the arrest and indefinite detention of a paedophile and the break-up of the ring associated with him. On that occasion, a very fine Police Officer whom I greatly admire – Chief Constable SE Bailey QPM – wrote to me and thanked me for the assistance I had given to his force. In this case, by acting in cooperation with local people, my colleagues and I have produced a stream of witnesses that can assist the Operation Yewtree investigation. The response of North Yorkshire Police was that Deputy Chief Constable Tim Madgwick wrote to me threatening to arrest me if I continued to comment on North Yorkshire Police operations.
Following the acquittal of William Roache and Dave Lee Travis, the wider concern around the conduct of Operation Yewtree must be that whilst the Police will go after high-profile celebrities to excuse their failure to arrest Savile and Jaconelli, they will not prosecute fellow Police Officers that were responsible for letting them escape justice. Nor will the Police take action against Officers like Deputy Chief Constable Cross who conceal Police misconduct.
It remains a concern that the policy of protecting high profile politicians like Jaconelli still continues – witness the attempt to arrest me for harassment by Detective Superintendent Heather Pearson, because Real Whitby had shown that the then Chair of the North Yorkshire Police Authority, Councillor JaneKenyon, was the Chief Financial Officer of a bankrupt company, which she had not declared in her Register of Interests – a criminal offence under the Localism Act.
The threats to arrest me for expressing opinions and comments on North Yorkshire Police (such as the ones I have expressed here and on the BBC) and the demands that I remove all of my articles on North Yorkshire Police from Real Whitby internet site are classic examples of a force that is culturally unable to accept criticism – even when accurate and in the public interest – and will abuse Police powers to prevent it.
Under these circumstances, in my opinion only a full independent judicial enquiry will get anywhere near to establishing how Peter Jaconelli and Jimmy Savile were able to offend for so long without being arrested by North Yorkshire Police.

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Helped by Governments PIE members abused kids on an industrial scale

The truth about Labour's apologists for paedophilia: Police probe child sex campaign group linked to three top party officials in wake of Savile scandal

  • Harriet Harman, Jack Dromey and Patricia Hewitt linked to vile group
  • They were key figures at National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL)
  • The NCCL was an 'affiliate' of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE)
  • PIE members may have abused children on an 'industrial scale'

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The full extent of the shocking links between three senior Labour figures and a vile group that tried to legalise sex with children can be exposed today.
The trio held key roles in a human rights organisation that supported the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange.
Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman, her husband, home affairs spokesman Jack Dromey, and former health secretary Patricia Hewitt were all leading officials in the National Council for Civil Liberties.
Astonishingly this Left-wing group granted ‘affiliate’ status to PIE and built close links with it. 
The group of predatory paedophiles was calling for the age of consent to be cut to just four.
Police are now investigating PIE as part of Operation Fernbridge, launched in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.
A senior source on the investigation says there is evidence PIE members were abusing children ‘on an industrial scale’.
The Home Office is also probing shocking claims that the Labour government of the 1970s may have helped finance the paedophile group.
Civil servants are trawling through decades of files after an ‘insider’ claimed tens of thousands of pounds were funnelled to PIE in the form of annual grants to the network of child abusers while James Callaghan was in Downing Street.
A Daily Mail investigation has discovered that during the 1970s and 1980s: 
* Miss Hewitt described PIE in glowing terms as ‘a campaigning/counselling group for adults attracted to children’; 
* The NCCL lobbied Parliament for the age of sexual consent to be cut to ten – if the child consented and ‘understood the nature of the act’. 
* It called for incest to be legalised in what one MP dubbed a ‘Lolita’s charter’; 
* The NCCL claimed research shows young paedophile victims are often ‘consenting or even the initiators of the sexual acts involved’;
* It filed a submission to Parliament claiming that ‘childhood sexual experiences,   willingly engaged in, with an adult, result in no identifiable damage’.
*  Miss Harman, as NCCL legal officer, tried to water down child pornography laws.
*  NCCL lawyers acted for a PIE member who was quizzed by police over appalling behaviour.
The Mail has repeatedly sent detailed questions to Miss Harman, Miss Hewitt and Mr Dromey about their links to PIE and whether they now regret supporting such a vile group. Neither Miss Hewitt nor Mr Dromey replied.
A spokesman for Miss Harman said: ‘This story is untrue and ridiculous.’
Leading figure: Former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt. She was general secretary of the NCCL from 1974-1983
Patricia Hewitt at the National Council for Civil Liberties. She later went on to become a Labour Party politician
Leading figure: Former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt. She was general secretary of the NCCL from 1974-1983
In December, when the Mail first drew attention to the links between the NCCL and PIE, a public apology was issued by Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty, which is the name the NCCL now goes under.
Miss Chakrabarti, who was born in 1969 and had nothing to do with the sordid affair, said: ‘It is a source of continuing disgust and horror that even the NCCL had to expel paedophiles from its ranks in 1983 after infiltration at some point in the Seventies.
‘The most important lesson learned by Liberty over the subsequent 30 years was to become a well-governed modern human rights movement in which protecting the vulnerable, especially children, will always come first.’
The NCCL was part of the radical Left lobbying for a change in the law to reflect a more ‘enlightened’ attitude to sex between adults and minors and promote the ‘human rights’ of paedophiles.
Harriet Harman, former legal officer at the National Council for Civil Liberties
Harriet Harman, former legal officer at the National Council for Civil Liberties
Miss Hewitt was general secretary of the NCCL from 1974-83. Miss Harman was a newly-qualified solicitor when she became the NCCL’s legal officer in 1978 until 1982, when she entered Parliament. Mr Dromey sat on the NCCL executive committee for almost a decade, from 1970 to 1979.
The extraordinary links between PIE and the NCCL emerge in archives of internal NCCL documents held at the University of Hull and the London School of Economics. PIE’s campaigning in the 1970s caused public outrage.
The group’s members did not present themselves as child abusers but as ‘child lovers’ keen to ‘liberate’ children from sexual ‘repression’.
In 1978, Miss Harman wrote a briefing paper on the Protection of Children Bill, which sought to ban child pornography.
She claimed such a law would ‘increase censorship’ and argued that a pornographic picture of a naked child should not be considered indecent unless it could be proven that the subject had suffered.
In 1976, the NCCL filed a submission to a parliamentary committee claiming a proposed bill to protect children from sex abusers would ‘lead to damaging and absurd prosecutions’.
‘Childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in , with an adult result in no identifiable damage,’ it read. ‘The real need is a change in the attitude which assumes that all cases of paedophilia result in lasting damage.’
In 1982, Miss Hewitt published ‘The Police and Civil Liberties’, in which she discussed the jailing of PIE secretary Tom O’Carroll for conspiracy to corrupt public morals.
She wrote: ‘Conspiring to corrupt public morals is an offence incapable of definition or precise proof.’
After the Daily Mail highlighted the connection between the NCCL and PIE in December, a spokesman for Miss Harman said: ‘The very suggestion that Harriet was in any way supportive of the PIE or its aims is untrue and misleading.’
The Metropolitan Police began Operation Fernbridge in January 2013 into allegations that residents of a children's home in Richmond, West London, were taken to the nearby Elm Guest House in Barnes, where they were abused.

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