The shit has really hit the fan over, what is now being called, “The Savile scandal”.
Like many interested commentators, The Cat believes the Savile Scandal goes beyond the BBC and into the heart of political power.
I’d seen the pictures and the video of Savile with Thatcher and I’d heard the rumours about Ted Heath (he of the biggest sulk in history), his yacht and the Haut de la Garenne children’s home in Jersey.
Today as I watched Prime Minister’s Question Time, you could have heard a pin drop as Labour MP, Tom Watson, suggested that there was a “powerful paedophile network” that may have had links to a former Prime Minister.
Watson told Cameron,
“The evidence file used to convict Peter Righton, if it still exists, contains clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring,” he told MPs.
“One of its members boasts of his links to a senior aide of a former prime minister, who says he could smuggle indecent images of children from abroad.
“The leads were not followed up, but if the files still exist, I want to ensure that the Metropolitan Police secure the evidence, re-examine it and investigate clear intelligence suggesting a powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10.”
Cameron, who hadn’t been doing well at the despatch box was stunned. He replied by saying it was a “difficult and complex case” and pledged to help in any way he could. Well, he has no choice.