“By taking the argument that those who say that he could be a paedophile – such as Tom Watson and Simon Danczuk are part of a frenzied Labour left-wing plot to get back at Tories close to Margaret Thatcher,he is way off the mark,” writes Mr Hencke.
“For a start, he questioned whether ‘Nick’s account about Leon Brittan and others sexually abusing him was accurate. Yet ‘Nick’ has already been described by the Met Police as ‘a credible witness’. They do not do such a thing lightly. and they certainly don’t do it just because Tom Watson or Exaro News say so. They make up their own mind.
“Second, if he started to examine the known facts about the allegations against Leon Brittan he might have pause for thought. ‘Nick’ is not the only person to make these allegations. Separate allegations have been made by more than a handful of other survivors and a number are still being followed up by the police because they involve other people.
“As a journo if you want to establish the probability of a fact – one of the most compelling arguments is when two or more people who did not know each other give a similar story. So unless Dominic Lawson is going to argue that there is a wicked conspiracy among survivors across England to name and frame Leon Brittan for some unknown reason this does not stand up.”
For much more information on this, read the article on David Hencke’s own blog.
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