The comedy and horror of Thorpe’s trial, and of the 1970s, are caught in this book and television series.
Posts Tagged: Cyril Smith
Those prepared to stand up to “arbitrary authority or witless mass opinion” enrich public life, and we should celebrate them.
Plus: Two policemen’s child abuse claims. Lamb for LibDem leader. Osborne for the Foreign Office. And: why won’t Waterstones stock more copies of Farage’s book?
Profile: Simon Danczuk, the tough Rochdale MP unafraid to ask the difficult questions on child sex abuse
If Labour had more MPs as bold as he is, the Tories would find themselves in a very much weaker position.
Tim Loughton MP: We have the child abuse inquiry that I and others campaigned for. This is what it now needs to do.
It hasn’t helped that responsibility for children and young people’s issues has now been fragmented from the deafeningly silent DfE across Government departments.
Holding one would cool the temperature and lessen the chance of an Alistair McAlpine incident – in other words, false accusations.
Plus: Shapps will be Tory Chairman until the election. The Church of England is a left-wing sect. Philomena. Current Affairs. And: Pamela Parker, In Memoriam.
Iain Dale: Sarah Wollaston wants to know what others would have done about Nigel Evans. Here’s my answer.
Plus: Nigel and the whips. Why Peter Oborne believes that I am Nostradamus. Lord Steel must have heard the Cyril Smith rumours. And: Two Thatchers & Two Queens.