Naturally, I found their reported connections to PIE disturbing when I first happened upon this information, which is why I wrote about it in the Sunday Express last May.
The reason I did, and why I will now return to the subject, is simple.
In October 2012, MP Tom Watson stood up in the Commons and addressed the Prime Minister. He told David Cameron that he had become aware of rumours of paedophile rings which “encircled parliament” and had done so for decades and he then asked for this to be investigated.
The Prime Minister agreed and Operation Fairbank (later evolving into Operation Fernbridge) was duly launched.
Since Mr Watson’s pronouncement, we have witnessed the arrest of a Catholic priest, two unnamed workers associated with a children’s care home and a sorry display of Seventies light entertainers and present-day soap stars who have been paraded before the public and the courts to answer varying charges of abuse from paedophilia to groping.
Most of the charges have been dismissed due to lack of evidence that comes when reporting historic abuse. There have been scant convictions save for the former TV presenter Stuart Hall.
However what we have failed to see, and they have been glaring by omission, are any arrests pertaining to parliamentary paedophiles.
For this reason I have been perturbed by the recent focus on Ms Harman et al by the media, including the BBC, which continues to insist that this issue is about one newpaper’s battle with the Labour Party.
It was no more acceptable to support “paedophile rights” in the Seventies than it is now, even though apologists keep suggesting it was part of the “liberated landscape”.
The truth is, there is a bigger issue within the Establishment. Over the past 17 months I have interviewed many survivors of child abuse.
I have heard stories of satanic ritual abuse, a significant factor in many paedophile rings, at the hands of household-name parliamentarians past and present
I have heard stories of satanic ritual abuse, a significant factor in many paedophile rings, at the hands of household-name parliamentarians past and present.
I have listened to claims of acts so obscene, so grotesque, borne out by the physical as well as mental scars many of these survivors carry, that to hear them relay their experience has left an indelible image in my mind and no attempt to erase the details has been successful.
One problem of a Parliament dogged with paedophiles and their sympathisers is that those MPs my interviewees have named are attempting to foist their warped ideology on our society.
In their roles as representatives of our nation, they continue to align themselves with focus groups and individuals who want to significantly lower the age of sexual consent, just as Ms Harman apparently did decades ago with the National Council of Civil Liberties and PIE.
I know about these supporters because I have publicly taken to task a number of them over the past year or so in print and on TV and radio.
They include academics and lawyers and they have forcefully joined the call to legalise child sex.
Far from “protecting children who wish to explore”, as these apologists claim, it would make youngsters more vulnerable to the advances of predatory paedophiles who wish to satiate their desires while escaping scot-free because if it is legal to have sex with a child, then there will be no abuse case to answer to, will there?
The truth is, paedophilia is not a political issue but a moral one. It has no affiliations based on gender, background, cultural inheritance, wealth and religious or political persuasions.
It permeates every area of our society and not just the preserve of stereotypical dirty old men in raincoats.
After the Kirkwood Report was published in February 1993 into the management of children homes and Frank Beck’s child abuse, Leicestershire Council gave their response.
Primarily the childrens homes involved with Beck were Ratcliffe Road, Leicester; The Poplars, Market Harborough; The Beeches, Leicester Forest East; and Rosehill