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UK evading pedophile super-inquiry
Savile was a friend of former British PM Margaret Thatcher and close to many other political dignitaries.
Savile was a friend of former British PM Margaret Thatcher and close to many other political dignitaries.
Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:46AM
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In the wake of the child abuse storm that hit the BBC and deposed its boss, observers say the British government is piling inquiries on the issue to cover up its past fiascoes and present pedophiles.

This comes as the government is facing pressure to lead a super-inquiry into the pedophile culture that has apparently plagued the British society especially in the higher political ranks and among celebrities.

The government is now leading at least nine inquiries into the child abuse scandal at the BBC and beyond.

Home Secretary Theresa May said on Tuesday that HM Inspectorate of Constabulary would do a wider report on forces that received complaints about Jimmy Savile’s sexual grooming of teenagers and how the complaints were handled.

Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer is investigating the Crown Prosecution Service’s failure to act on police evidence concerning Savile abuses in 2009.

The government has appointed a barrister to oversee four separate probes into Savile’s behavior at Stoke Mandeville hospital, Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor secure psychiatric hospital where he visited patients on fundraising trips.

The Department of Health is also leading its own internal inquiry into its conduct during the decades when it had direct responsibility for the running of Broadmoor.

The BBC is also running three investigations into culture and practices during Savile period, into the last year’s decision to impede a Newsnight investigation into abuse claims and into wider allegations of sexual harassment.

Jersey local council is planning a £6 million inquiry into claims that Savile abused boys and girls at Haut de la Garenne children’s home in the area.

And finally Theresa May has appointed the chief of the National Crime Agency to conduct an investigation into how north Wales police handled allegations of child abuse in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Another probe will look into the failures of the later Waterhouse inquiry into the abuses and claims of a cover-up on behalf of a close ally of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

All that comes to a simple conclusion: the public have no trust in the raft of inquiries to produce results and for good reasons as officials have a record of silencing pedophile cases through unfinished or manipulated investigations as the whole bunch of failed inquiries and ignored complaints clearly show.

What is more is that the government has so far resisted calls for a so-called super-inquiry into child sex abuse among senior politicians and celebrities.

MPs from across the political parties in the House of Commons called on Theresa May earlier this month to immediately order a full inquiry that brings together the nine investigations announced into the North Wales and Savile child abuse claims.

But May only used delaying tactics to evade such a move.

"If, at the end of the process we have set in train, it appears it is necessary to move forward to a wider investigation, we'll look forward to that," she said.

May’s resistance can have a message for the British society and the victims of the pedophile rings that British media report as involving police officers, local dignitaries and politicians including senior members of the major political parties and high-profile celebrities.

It could be that the establishment systematically ignored young victims to protect perpetrators of the most heinous crimes over the past decades and is continuing to do so.

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