2018-02-10 14:50:19 UTC
"This sick fantasy is plumbing new depths" writes Matthew Parris in
today's The Times.
"This week 'Nick', the single source for the lurid allegations about a
'top peoples paedophile ring' that the polices Operation Midland was
until recently investigating, has been charged with paedophile-related
"Sometimes the scales fall from your eyes. You wonder what the hell
your fellow-humans could be thinking. For one little boy in the
storybooks that moment arrived when he saw the crowd applauding a
naked emperors new clothes.
"For me it came in 2014 when a news agency called Exaro began selling,
and the respectable media began buying, stories whose anonymous source
the Metropolitan police were calling Nick. Nick (claiming to be a
victim of abuse when young, and helping Exaro) was naming members of
an alleged establishment paedophile ring operating at the ultra-posh
Carlton Club in Londons West End, and at a smart apartment block near
Westminster called Dolphin Square."
"At a certain point in the unfolding fantasy Im afraid my incredulity
collapsed into hilarity. Among even the most cautious, one would have
expected, at the very least, deep scepticism. Not so. Before any
attempt to fully investigate the alleged murders, the Mets Operation
Midland inquiry called a press conference where the lead officer,
Detective Superintendent Kenny McDonald, described Nicks claims as
'credible and true'. One does wonder what the expression 'detective'
in Mr McDonalds job description is meant to signify. We struggle with
his definition of 'credible' and 'true' rather as the little boy
confronting the emperor must have struggled with the word 'clothes'.
"MPs, meanwhile, were now piling onto the bandwagon. Tom Watson,
Labours deputy leader (who met Nick) pronounced Leon Brittan 'close
to evil', for which calumny he has since apologised. He had earlier
insinuated in a Commons speech that there was a cover-up by the
powerful, and that 'some of the most despicable paedophiles [must not]
remain protected by the establishment that has shielded them for 30
years'. On Proctors arrest, Labours John Mann tweeted that this MP
was 'the first of many'. Zac Goldsmith told the Commons he was
'reliably informed' about paedophile orgies at a guest house involving
a 'former cabinet minister'.
"The nonsense peaked in 2015 when Wiltshire police organised a
televised press conference outside Sir Edwards old home in Salisbury,
appealing to the former prime ministers 'victims' to come forward.
Chief constable Mike Veale was reported as saying later that he was
'120 per cent' certain of Heaths guilt, though he denied making the
"Mr Veale has just landed the job of chief constable of Cleveland. The
chairwoman of the local police and crime panel, Norma Stephenson,
apologised for embarrassing him by asking what he thought made him the
'exceptional individual' she had heard he was. The panel did not
question him about his role in the Heath farce. Barry Coppinger,
Cleveland police and crime commissioner, said Mr Veale had 'faced
extremely difficult and complex policing challenges and has never
shied away from taking tough decisions in the best interests of
"As to these last, its intolerable that the police continue to use
the stock-phrase 'insufficient evidence' when abandoning a case.
Strictly speaking, 'insufficient' includes 'zero' but the impression
is awful. The right phrase would be 'no sound basis' for a charge. And
now we know that Nick has been charged. He is also under investigation
for lying to the police and for claiming substantial compensation from
the public purse for invented injuries. This man is the stuff of every
sane persons nightmares: a compulsive and persuasive liar whose
ravings could wreck your life."
The politically correct Stasi (aka British police), now with their
handheld fingerprint devices, are a truly vindictive bunch. It takes a
particularly weird character to want to become a police officer. All
these witch-hunts now are to make up for Jimmy Savile.