BREAKING NEWS: Senior Westminster figures from 1970s and 1980s including former Home Secretary Leon Brittan named in government child abuse files

The men include former Home Secretary Leon Brittan, ex-diplomat Sir Peter Hayman, former minister Sir William van Straubenzee and Sir Peter Morrison, who was an aide to Margaret Thatcher.

The Cabinet Office confirmed that documents relating to the men, who have all since died, exist after a series of requests from Sky News.

t comes after a 2014 review of the Home Office’s handling of paedophile ring allegations in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s found no evidence of a cover-up.
Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude has insisted the Government is “not protecting anyone” over child abuse despite refusing to reveal the titles of four secret files.

Prince William and Prince Harry joined dozens of old school friends yesterday for the funeral of a classmate killed in a car crash.

Henry van Straubenzee, 18, died last week when the car in which he was travelling hit a tree.

He was the distant cousin of the late Sir William van Straubenzee, a Tory MP from 1959 to 1987.

The teenager was one of Prince Harry’s closest friends and they had been pupils together at Ludgrove School. Prince William also attended the school.

Wonder what David Mellor has to say now ?