It is hard to miss the reports in the mainstream media of celebrities being arrested on alleged historic sexual abuse charges, with the latest being comedian Jimmy Tarbuck.
Freddie Starr, Dave Lee Travis, Jim Davidson, Rolf Harris, Max Clifford, Stuart Hall, Paul Gadd (Gary Glitter) and now Jimmy Tarbuck make up a total of 12 men the police claim to have arrested on historic abuse claims reaching back as far as the 1960’s as part of Operation Yewtree, or as a result of the operation’s investigation.
It remains to be seen how many of these allegations are serious and lead to court action and how many are spurious claims driven by greed or malice.
In contrast to the high-profile, highly public arrests of well-known names from the world of showbiz, there has not been one arrest of a politician, either under Operation Yewtree, Operation Fernbridge, or Operation Fairbank, which were initially hailed as no-holds-barred investigations into ritualistic child abuse by the rich and famous.
Throughout the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s many politicians of the day, and some up and coming political high-profile figures of today, associated with Jimmy Saville and circulated in the world of showbiz. They attended parties and indulged themselves in their own hedonistic fantasies, with close aids of Thatcher known to indulge in paedophilic activities with the help of care homes, members of social services, and establishments such as the Elm Guest House.
So far, the only politicians to be named in any of the police operations are dead, yet the police have information about current and former political figures who are still alive and which provides strong evidence of systematic and ritualistic sexual abuse of children within the political corridors of power.
We have yet to see one arrest of a past or present political figure who is still alive and kicking.
We have yet to hear of William Hague being investigated or questioned concerning the alleged cover up by the Waterhouse judicial inquiry in 1997 which he set up when he was Welsh Secretary, and which STILL failed to result in the arrest of any high-profile figure involved in the abuse. The conduct of the inquiry has been criticised for purposely preventing the naming of high profile figures.
All we have seen so far is a lot of ‘smoke screening’ and no action.
Perhaps the police are not taking child abuse by political figures as seriously as they should, or perhaps they have been warned not to look too closely into a matter which could seriously impact (if not bring down) the current government and other highly influential figures.
We have seen an example of how the wealthy and powerful can wield their rod of iron in the recent McAlpine fiasco. We wonder if McAlpine ever did donate any of that cash he doesn’t need to charity.
The political powers need to start answering questions.