Margaret Thatcher defended a colleague accused of child abuse, MI5 files reveal

Links: The Conservative Party’s connection with paedophiles goes back a long way – here’s a photo of former prime minister (and later baroness) Margaret Thatcher with Jimmy Savile.

It’s not proof positive that the Conservative Party supports paedophilia; more like proof that the Tories are historically indifferent to child abuse by their colleagues.

Mrs Thatcher has long been known to have enjoyed the company of at least one high-profile paedophile – Jimmy Savile – so this revelation about her is just more evidence supporting a trend.


There are questions about the current Conservative Party; about members who have been convicted of child abuse offences yet have not been expelled.

The issue is that the Conservatives simply don’t care if children are sexually abused – and that they never have cared. That they are happy to harbour abusers – and to defend them from justice.

Remember the 114 files on alleged paedophiles that Theresa May claimed to have “lost” while she was Home Secretary? This puts that into a whole new context. Doesn’t it?

MI5 files have revealed for the first time what many suspected. Margaret Thatcher was aware of alleged sexual offences by her Private Parliamentary Secretary Sir Peter Morrison yet chose to defend him.

Testimony as well as documents MI5 have handed to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) suggest a rallying behind the Conservative minister despite concerns laid out about Morrison’s “interest in small boys”.

Source: MI5 files reveal Thatcher supported key ally over child sex abuse claims

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3 thoughts on “Margaret Thatcher defended a colleague accused of child abuse, MI5 files reveal

  1. Medusa

    Don’t frget the enquiry into Ted Heath which concluded there would have been enough evidence for his arrest had he been alive. Or the enqiries into Leon Brittain who escaped prosection because he was old and supposedly had dementia.

    The Tory party are the party of paedophillia protection, As are the Lib Dems as recently demostrated by the revelation that Steele knew about Cyril Smith.

    1. maybrick1888

      Leon Brittan was old and dying of cancer. It was Labour’s Greville Janner that had dementia (but wasn’t demented enough not to attend the House of Lords.
      Smith was first reported in 1979 in RAP, Private Eye under Richard Ingrams picked up the story, and Steel responded- it’s been known since 1979 a. what kind of a creature Smith was, and b. that David Steel knew about it.
      Similarly, when it comes to Morrison, Thatcher’s defence of him was referenced by Edwina Currie in her memoirs which came out in 2003ish or thereabouts.
      These are not new revelations.

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