Wednesday 21 October 2015, Grimond Room, Portcullis House
- Assistant Commissioner Patricia Gallan, Metropolitan Police
- Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Rodhouse, Metropolitan Police
- Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions
Operation Vincente has now been made known to a wider audience
Hasn’t made it to wiki – yet ?
I wonder WHO is winning?
Judge Alistair McCreath, sitting at Southwark crown court, granted Patrick Rock bail until trial date in May.
Rock was originally charged back in June 2014 with three counts of making an indecent photograph of a child in August 2013. He was also charged with possession of 59 indecent images of children.
Mr Rock was one of David Camerons closest aids and was one of the government’s advisers on policy for online pornography filters.
Mr Rock resigned as a policy adviser to Mr Cameron after he was arrested.
The former deputy head of the No 10 Policy Unit has been close to Mr Cameron for two decades. The two men worked for Michael Howard when he was Home Secretary in the 1990s.
In Downing Street, he had the title of deputy director of policy and worked across a wide range of topics, including the government’s policy on child pornography. His seniority was demonstrated by the fact that he was one of only three advisers given his own private office in No 10.
Mr Rock is denying the claims.
Victims of alleged child abuse who submitted testimonies to website between 14 September and 2 October deleted due to technical blunder
There’s no comment I can make re the above that won’t be made in SPADES elsewhere
and speaking of SPADEs and other botched investigations
PATRICK ROCK SHOULD BE IN COURT TOMORROW – FOR HIS VERY COMPLICATED CASE
Zac Goldsmith is facing questions from a former Conservative MP and the brother of Lord Brittan after he refused to withdraw claims made in parliament about an alleged paedophile ring in his constituency.
The Conservative mayoral candidate for London has been accused of repeating unfounded allegations of abuse by VIPs in Richmond, south-west London, that were apparently based on testimony from a convicted fraudster.
Goldsmith told MPs in November there had been a cover-up of abuse at Elm Guest House, involving establishment figures including a former cabinet minister, whom he did not name, but who was identified on social media as Leon Brittan. A spokesperson for Goldsmith said the MP had “rightly” asserted that child sex abuse should be taken seriously.
Read more http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/oct/14/zac-goldsmith-urged-to-withdraw-paedophile-ring-allegations
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.
Read more http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/oct/13/tom-watson-select-committee-pursuit-leon-brittan
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 timing of Tuesday night’s Panorama special, The VIP Paedophile Ring: What’s the Truth?, was convenient indeed for the Prime Minister, coming hours ahead of his speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.
The hour-long documentary pulled apart the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Midland inquiry into historic claims of child sex abuse by Establishment figures and appeared to absolve the former Conservative home secretary Leon Brittan, who was questioned by officers before his death this year, as well as casting doubt on evidence against other Tory grandees.
As David Cameron took to his feet with a determination to dispel the lingering image of the “nasty party” – still recovering, as he was, from the sleazy smears of Lord Ashcroft – it was helpful to have the persistent and damaging saga of politicians and paedophilia swept into the trash.
Read more http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/the-media-column-the-timing-of-last-week-s-panorama-on-child-abuse-worked-well-for-the-conservatives-a6689826.html