WESTMINSTER CHILD SEX ABUSE: SENIOR POLICE AND POLITICIANS KNEW ABOUT WIDESPREAD PAEDOPHILIA BUT “TURNED A BLIND EYE TO IT”, INQUIRY FINDS. Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher was aware of rumors about Tory MP “but did nothing”, probe claims
February 25, 2020
Senior political and police figures knew about child sexual abuse linked to Westminster but “turned a blind eye to it” amid a culture of cover-up, an inquiry has found.
Political institutions significantly failed in their responses to allegations of child sex abuse for decades by “actively shielding and protecting perpetrators” and covering up allegations, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has concluded.
According to the inquiry, several highly placed people in the 1970s and 1980s, including Sir Peter Morrison MP and Sir Cyril Smith MP, were known or