Are we headed for an apocalyptic showdown between the BBC and the current Conservative led coalition government?
As many of you will know the recent scandal involving Sir Jimmy Savile and the alleged paedophile activities and possible predatory ring which may have existed at the BBC, has dominated news headlines for the last four weeks. Every day there seems to be a new revelation, but yesterday it appeared the story took a sharp change of direction as Labour MP Tom Watson, (see video above) addressed the Houses of Parliament during Prime Ministers Questions and stated the following:
“The evidence file – used to convict paedophile Peter Righton – if it still exists, contains clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring. One of it’s members boasts of his links to a senior aide of a former Prime minister, who says he could smuggle indecent images of children from abroad. The leads were not followed up, but if the files still exist, I want to ensure that the Metropolitan Police secure the evidence, re-examine it, and investigate clear intelligence suggesting a powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and Number 10″.
The convicted paedophile Peter Righton who Watson referenced in his parliamentary question was mentioned in a lengthy yet informative article by investigative journalist Nick Davies, (which you can read HERE
), back in 1998. Watson’s surprising statement comes at a time when most Tory MPs have been putting the boot, (and rightly so), into the BBC for it’s gross failure to recognise and report Savile’s past indiscretions and the reasoning behind spiking a special Newsnight investigation into the iconic British celebrity following his death. What’s even more interesting is Watson’s statement which highlights an allegation involving an unnamed senior aide to a former Prime Minister, comes just after a stark reminder from the BBC to the Tory led coalition of their independence as a broadcasting organisation.Could this be interpreted as a gentle warning for the Government to back off?
This is where it gets interesting, so adjust your tin foil hats.
There’s an intriguing allegation currently circulating the Internet and gaining traction involving a senior Tory cabinet minister and former BBC child actor Ben Fellows which you can read about HERE
. This coupled with the revelation from ex-Tory Health Minister Edwina Currie earlier this week that Savile was pretty much handed the keys to Broadmoor Hospital
by ministers back in the 80s, where the star has been accused of sexually assaulting patients could mean that the focus, of this entire sordid affair, is now shifting from the BBC and the entertainment industry to the political arena, Westminster and Number 10.
One thing is sure if momentum builds behind these more recent allegations then things could get very messy indeed between the BBC and the current coalition government.
Here’s that photograph of Savile at Broadmoor Hospital introducing Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper and inmate at the institution, to former boxer Frank Bruno. You know, for old time’s sake.