R.F.Wilson writes from London: Pardon me for asking but is Britain run by a paedophile mafia? Because at times it sure looks like it.
Take the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal that rocked the publicly funded BBC: the way it was handled was very strange indeed. We were told that Jimmy, ‘a prolific sex offender’, as the cops called him in their pathetic report, had been abusing underage girls for something like 54 years and yet, no one at the BBC supposedly could do anything about it. But the most amazing thing of all is that apart from several ageing celebs, some of whom have had nothing to do with Savile, no one at the BBC itself was arrested. What’s more, none of the previous director generals were questioned or reprimanded for allowing a paedophile ring – oh come on, don’t tell me that Jimmy was operating all by himself – to operate within the BBC and no serious investigation was ever ordered. And considering that the BBC is a wasp’s nest of left-wing liberals there are bound to be interesting goings on at the joint. And even when the scandal finally broke, Scotland Yard found nothing wrong with the BBC and blamed the abuse on poor old Jimmy, who’s dead now and can’t name any names.
So the impression every thinking person may get looking back at the way the Savile sex abuse scandal was dealt with is that some pretty powerful people did their best to limit the fallout from it. And in turn that creates an impression of a network of paedophiles operating in the nation that can influence things at different levels.
Take the scandal with the paedophile rings that had been operating in Manchester and Oxford. Nine men from the first one, who had been abusing underage girls for several years under the noses of the local authorities and the police, have been sent to jail but no local officials were punished and no one from the government had anything to say about it while the media was quite tame, considering that it was probably the biggest sex abuse scandal of minors in Britain’s history. Prime Minister David Cameron, who always likes to jump on the grieving wagon and found the time to get involved in the search for Madeleine McCann, did not utter a single word on the subject. Just as he stayed silent about the paedophile gang that has been operating in and around Oxford since 2007, raping and torturing underage girls. The media on this occasion is also being very timid, having more important things on its mind.
And how about those numerous court cases when paedophiles are given lenient sentences or actually avoiding punishment altogether. How does that work? Do the judges have a soft place in their hearts for men who, in turn, have a soft spot south of their bellybuttons for underage teenagers? Or maybe someone very high up interferes in the judicial process? It’s quite bizarre really that child molesters get preferential treatment, are placed in solitary confinement for their protection and are housed and even given new identities when they are released. In an ideal world convicted paedophiles should be castrated, because the day they crossed the line their human rights went out of the window.
Recently the policy unit at 10 Downing Street has come up with a suggestion to the Prime Minister that it might be a good idea to lower the age of sexual consent from the current 16 to 14. The idea was rejected but doesn’t it show what sort of people advise Number 10? Under normal circumstances the people who came up with this idea should have been sacked at once for their sick and twisted line of thinking. But I bet they’ll stay on and come up with this same proposal at some point in the future.
I won’t even go into some of the police undercover operations in the times of New Labour that had uncovered paedophile networks involving hundreds of people in Britain but we never heard about their conclusions. Were orders given to shelve them? We might assume that it could have been the case.
Still, the handling of the Savile scandal stands out from all of the above: a cover-up the size of Watergate, the scandal not the hotel in Washington where it all began. Shames Britain really.