British Prime Minister’s Child Porn Adviser Arrested Over Child Porn

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Patrick Rock, a close aide to David Cameron, was key in crafting child porn prevention policy. Now he’s been arrested on child porn-related charges himself.
A special aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, who advised the U.K. government on the installation of online porn filters, has himself been arrested on suspicion of offences relating to child pornography.British newspapers report that Patrick Rock resigned from his job just before he was arrested last month.

Rock, the 62-year-old deputy head of Number 10’s policy unit since 2011, was also the subject of a complaint about “alleged inappropriate behavior” during his time at 10 Downing Street, a spokesman for the prime minister has revealed.

On Tuesday, Cameron defended his decision to delay an announcement about Rock’s arrest and the other allegation of inappropriate behavior.

“Obviously when I heard these allegations I was profoundly shocked and I remain profoundly shocked today,” Cameron said.

“I don’t think it would be right to pre-emptively brief out a criminal investigation and that’s why we did not do that,” Cameron said. “But as soon as questions were asked, as questions would inevitably be asked, we have given very full and straightforward answers, which is absolutely the right way to answer this. I’ve been clear right along—and I was told about this issue pretty much as soon as it was discovered—and I have been very clear we must handle this in an absolutely correct way and I am satisfied that is what No. 10 Downing Street has done. I have to be careful about what I say about this issue because a criminal investigation is under way. He did play an important role at Downing Street and he’s resigned that position.”

Rock had been involved in the formulation of policy, enshrined in November, in which Google and Microsoft agreed to introduce changes that would prevent searches for child abuse imagery delivering results that could lead to such material.

One “well-placed source” told the Daily Mail that Rock had also been the subject of a sexual harassment complaint from a civil servant working in Downing Street, which is understood to have been passed to Ed Llewellyn, Cameron’s chief of staff.

Rock, who was born Patrick Robert John Rock de Besombes to a family of European aristocrats, failed three times to become a Conservative MP. He has been an advisor to the Conservative party for 30 years and has been close to Cameron since the 1990s when both were special advisers to Michael Howard, a past British Home Secretary. Rock reportedly coined the phrase, “Cows moo, dogs bark, Labour puts up taxes.”

When Labour leader John Smith died in 1994, Rock and Cameron were said to have adjourned to a pub where they, as it turned out, correctly forecast Tony Blair would assume the leadership of the Labour party, leaving the Conservatives “fucked.”

A spokesman declined to answer reporters’ questions about whether Rock’s online porn charge was linked to the inappropriate behavior allegation, what the exact timing of Rock’s resignation was, and how Cameron discovered the allegations.

Questions are also being asked about why Rock resigned on February 12, before police arrested him the next day at his West London home.

On Monday, Downing Street said it was first made aware of “a potential offence relating to child abuse imagery” on February 12. It was immediately referred to the National Crime Agency (Ceop)…Subsequently, we arranged for officers to come into No 10 and have access to all IT systems and offices they considered relevant.”

Source: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/04/british-prime-minister-s-child-porn-adviser-arrested-over-child-porn.html

 

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7 Responses to “British Prime Minister’s Child Porn Adviser Arrested Over Child Porn”

  1. Aldous says:

    This story smells like yet another rat writ written for a rat. Being arrested is not nearly the same as actually being charged.

    I suspect Rock, ‘who was born Patrick Robert John Rock de Besombes to a family of European aristocrats’, may not be charged as this paragraph implies he already has been;

    “A spokesman declined to answer reporters’ questions about whether Rock’s online porn charge(sic?) was linked to the inappropriate behaviour allegation, what the exact timing of Rock’s resignation was, and how Cameron discovered the allegations.”

    I can’t find any info about him being ‘charged’ so my guess is that nothing will come of this latest news garbage. The whole story looks cobbled together and intended to distract and obfuscate.

    “…we arranged for officers to come into No 10 and have access to all IT systems and offices they considered relevant.”

    Yeah sure, a bit like Her Maj would, “arrange for officers to come into Buck House and have access to all IT systems and offices they considered relevant.”

    Open and honest government! Trust us! Streuth, they must take us for idiots like themselves.

  2. Men Scryfa says:

    Yep and then there’s the ‘Piano man’…

    But don’t worry Britons go back to sleep as your country is dismantled and inundated right before your very eyes whilst the Daily Mail shouts out about ‘Blameless Brittan’, Sir Leon that paragon of virtue. Quick call in the McKenzies!

  3. Aldous says:

    Why did Cameron announce that he would be standing down before the next General Election? Isn’t that a bit rude to the Head of State who ultimately decides whether or not she still requires his services as Prime Minister and rejects his resignation? “Carry on my fifth cousin David twice removed by a bastard bloodline – or off with your head.”

    But seriously, why would Cameron announce that? Which ‘War Leader’ is waiting in the wings to take over from Cameron when the proverbial hits the fan? Think Chamberlain/Churchill? What am I missing here if anything?

    Cameron is not a wartime PM seeing as he has not done a day in uniform and is inept and incompetent anyway. Who then?
    Who are the UK military most likely to support and follow that would be shoehorned into the job? It doesn’t have to be from the Commons or even Lords, as the Monarch can appoint virtually anyone (methinks) to be her PM in a national emergency (citation needed).

    “As recently as 1902, the UK had a Prime Minister who wasn’t an MP. This was Lord Salisbury, who started out in political life as an MP but inevitably, when his father died and he inherited the title of Marquess of Salisbury, had to leave the Commons as that made him a member of the House of Lords instead. He eventually became Conservative party leader and so inevitably became Prime Minister when the party won the 1895 election. The relative roles of the House of Lords and the House of Commons are a lot different now and it would be unthinkable today to have a Prime Minister from the Lords.”

    Would it?

  4. Aldous says:

    There’s a ditty (the exact lyrics and tune escape me) doing the rounds about Cameron and his disabled son, the late Ivan.

    #Dear Rt Hon Daddy, you’re gonna be PM one day or so you tell me all the f’kin time – and I’m so f’kin bored so inspire me?

    WTF’s up now Cabbage Patch Kid, get outta here, you’re bothering me, can’t you see I’m working on my next promotion and further ways of screwing up Once Great Britain?

    Why am I a Cabbage Patch Kid and you’re a Toff at the Top Bullingdon Clubber Daddy when I’ve got more brains in my ass than you’ll ever have?

    I don’t know my Retard and Woodpile Runt but let’s watch some Sky TV and make out this conversation never happened.

    Sky TV? Why, wtf’s EVER on of interest and education Dad?

    My Son, it doesn’t EVER matter what’s on Sky TV just like you don’t and fcUK don’t either#

    Your Mind is Controlled 4:45

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nlp9XVZDgeg

    You might want to ask yourself why the entire culture is utterly saturated with mass media entertainment from all sides, while the educational system in America continues its stupefying downward slide since the US government decided to take over and subsidise the public school system…..

    …What your government pays for, it gets! When we understand that, then we look at government financed institutions of education and see the kind of students and the kind of education that is being turned out by these government financed schools, logic will tell you that if what is being turned out in those schools was not in accord with what the state and the federal government wanted, then it would change it!

    The bottom line is that the government is getting what they have ordered! They do not want your children to be educated; they do not want you to think too much. That is why our country and our world has become so proliferated with entertainments, mass media, television shows, amusement parks, drugs, alcohol and every kind of entertainment that keep the human mind entertained so that you don’t get in the way of important people by doing too much thinking.

    You had better wake up and understand that there are people who are guiding your life and you don’t even know it!

  5. Cobalt says:

    Google and Microsoft filter out the ‘Dark Web’ (the IP addresses that are linked to child porn, government and God knows what).

    The Police know about it so why are they not making it public and more importantly doing something about it?

    People think they can just Google something and they get a result. 10 years working at IBM as an IT consultant and 2 years at Google.

    As long as people can see their Facebook and shop online at eBay they are oblivious and that keeps corrupt governments happy.

    Thank God people are waking up to this.

    Regards,
    – Cobalt

  6. sepeltura says:

    Cameron will probably tell the kids in the pictures to apologize to Patrick rock because he got caught

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