I personally would like to say thanks & well done to Tom Watson a man with real integrity.
Tom Watson will appear before a parliamentary committee next week to explain why he urged police to reopen an investigation of rape against the late peer Leon Brittan.
The home affairs select committee has invited Labour’s deputy leader to appear next Wednesday at what is expected to be a fractious meeting. Watson will not attempt to avoid close questioning from MPs, it is understood.
Conservative MPs are furious with Watson over his pursuit of Brittan, who was suffering from cancer in his final months, as well as the Labour MP’s comment soon after Brittan died that the Tory peer was “close to evil”.
It means that the tables will be turned on Watson, who gained a reputation as a ferocious select committee inquisitor after he grilled Rupert Murdoch over phone-hacking allegations in 2012.
Brittan died in January without knowing that he had been cleared of suspicion over the allegation that he had raped a woman. It has emerged that Watson had previously written to the director of public prosecutions, Alison Saunders, about an allegation of rape when he learned that the police inquiry was being dropped.
Four Conservative MPs asked the committee chairman, Keith Vaz, to put Watson’s actions on the agenda when it meets in private on Tuesday.
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Sir Nicholas Soames and other Tory MPs demand apology from Tom Watson over Leon Brittan ‘lies’
Soames considers Prince Charles his best friend and was his equerry from 1970 to 1972. Charles was best man at his wedding to the heiress Catherine Weatherall in 1981.
Prince Charles’ friend Nicholas Soames threatened Diana six months before her death and warned her to stop meddling in a controversy over landmines, the inquest heard yesterday.
MP Nicholas Soames denies working at four firms affects his local duty …security company AEGIS Defence Services Limited, finance companies MMC Group and Intrepid Capital Partners, and the renewable energy firm Aggregated Micro Power Limited.
The CEO of SERCO is Cameron’s mate, fellow Old Etonian Rupert Soames, brother of Tory MP and Cameron loyalist Nicholas Soames.
SENIOR Tory Nicholas Soames will be accused of being a serial sex pest in a new book about female MPs.At least six women MPs have complained about the grandson of Winston Churchill and close pal of Prince Charles, claiming he repeatedly made crude and vulgar comments.
Ms Sones commented: “The name of Nicholas Soames came up again and again when we talked to women MPs
Richard John Grenville Spring, Baron Risby was pps to Nicholas Soames (1996–97)
Spring (of 3-in-a-bed-romp) – was married to Hon. Jane Henniker-Major, daughter of John Henniker-Major, 8th Baron Henniker, in 1979 in Westminster.
quit as Parliamentary secretary to Ulster chief Sir Patrick Mayhew after his steamy session with a Sunday school teacher and a male friend was revealed last April.
The embarrassment was increased when it was revealed he had made insulting remarks about the sex life of John Major and members of the Royal Family.
Convicted child rapist and PIE member Peter Righton was allowed to live at the Thornham Magna estate of Lord Henniker in Suffolk, where children from Islington continued to be taken, apparently until his death;
(Righton’s partner Charles Napier is half-brother to John Whittingdale and Charles Napier is related to Sir Peter Hayman’s wife)
Foreign Office, Sir Peter Hayman Under Secretary of State. Lord Henniker Assistant Under Secretary of State.
When the investigation began, Righton and his male lover fled to a country estate which is also an educational and recreational centre for children. Teachers, parents and welfare officials who send children to the estate are unaware of the two men and the police investigation into alleged paedophilia.
Member of Parliament Tom Watson wrote that the Chief Constable of Suffolk warned against Righton being allowed to live at the estate but was ignored.
The Treasury study, seen by The Independent, was commissioned by the former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg ahead of the general election to help formulate Liberal Democrat drugs policy if the party remained in office.
Following David Cameron’s general election victory, the Government has set its face against reform of Britain’s 40-year-old drugs laws and rebuffed calls for a new approach to cannabis use.
But his officials’ research underlined the appeal to the Treasury and the courts and prisons system of following the lead of several countries and US states and legalising and regulating the drug.
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