Harman’s pressure group advertised for members in magazine for paedophiles: New evidence links NCCL to PIE while Harriet was legal chief
- Abuse group leader, Tom O’Carroll said: they didn’t try and make us leave
- Appeal for members was published in ‘Year of the Child’ edition in 1979
- Former minister Patricia Hewitt shared platform with PIE leader in 1977
- Three senior Labour figures all held key roles in the council
- Group granted ‘affiliate’ status to the group of predatory paedophiles
PUBLISHED: 23:32, 26 February 2014 | UPDATED: 00:08, 27 February 2014
The National Council for Civil Liberties placed a recruitment advert for new members in the house magazine of the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange, it emerged yesterday.
Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman and her MP husband Jack Dromey say PIE was banished before she became the NCCL’s legal officer in 1978.
But disturbing new evidence contradicts this claim – and reveals further embarrassingly close ties between the NCCL and the paedophile group campaigning to legalise sex with children.
Sick: The NCCL ran a the appeal for members next to a picture of a young boy in what appears to be a PE kit
Fees: The advert in PIE’s in-house magazine listed membership prices
The Mail can reveal that:
■ In 1979, an edition of Magpie, PIE’s official journal, carried the NCCL appeal for new members in an appalling ‘Year of the Child’ edition.
■ Former health minister and NCCL general secretary Patricia Hewitt shared a conference platform with PIE leader Tom O’Carroll in 1977.
Details of the new links came as O’Carroll claimed the two women ‘didn’t even try’ to remove the paedophile group from the NCCL in case it harmed their careers.
The three senior Labour figures all held key roles in the council – which astonishingly granted ‘affiliate’ status to the group of predatory paedophiles that was calling for the age of consent to be cut to just four.
When Miss Harman earlier this week belatedly expressed ‘regret’ – but refused to apologise – for PIE being allowed to forge links with the NCCL, she said the paedophile group ‘had been pushed to the margin’ before she began working there.
Yet, during the year after she took up her post, the NCCL advert appeared in PIE’s April journal.
It ran inside a shocking 24-page special edition of the magazine – the cover of which shows a picture of a young boy wearing only a small pair of shorts as he plays tennis. On an inside page the council’s advert appears alongside two more pictures of young boys in provocative poses, including one in what appears to be a PE kit, sitting down with his legs apart.
It invites Magpie readers to ‘join the NCCL’ and boasts that the organisation is ‘working to protect and extend human rights in the UK’. The appeal for new members and donations was published after a feature titled: Child porn, a heterosexual viewpoint.
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