This morning, my attention was drawn to a short Twitter exchange that appeared on my timeline.
The Conservative ex-Junior Health Minister, Edwina Currie, was asked a question which referred, (I assume) to the recent revelations that it may soon become a legal requirement to report any instances of Child Abuse.
Ms Currie was then asked “Wouldn’t the paedophile MP Peter Morrison had been convicted if you and other MP’s had reported him as a Noted Pedarist.”
To which Ms Currie replied “But you need evidence. dates, times, places, names. I had none, nothing. But that’s the label he carried.”
I then asked her “That did not prevent you from using the very same ‘unproven’ information to promote your book, eh Edwina?”
I received no response, at the time of writing.
I felt that question was justified as on the 25th November 2012, David Icke published a widely reproduced extract from Edwina Currie’s Diaries 1987-1992 on his website, in which she outed Peter Morrison as a ‘noted pederast’:
Reproductions of the same quote can only be found online, on various forums and blogs, so I needed a definitive version.
Copies of Edwina Currie’s Diaries 1987-1992 can easily be sourced online, I did a quick search on both Amazon and eBay and found copies available from £0.01 and up to £11.01 for the hardback edition.
On page 195 of the hardback edition, it reads, verbatim:
“One appointment in the recent reshuffle has attracted a lot of gossip and could be very dangerous: Peter Morrison has become the PM’s PPS. Now he’s what they call a ‘noted pederast’, with a liking for young boys; he admitted as much to Norman Tebbit when he became deputy chairman of the party but added’ ‘However, I’m very discreet’ – and he must be! She either knows and is taking a chance, or doesn’t; either way, it’s a really dumb move. Teresa Gorman told me this evening (in a taxi coming back from a drinks party at the BBC) that she inherited Morrison’s (woman) agent, who claimed to have been offered money to keep quiet about his activities. It scares, me as all the press know, and as we get closer to the election someone is going to make trouble, very close to her indeed.”
So where did David Icke get his much-repeated quote from?
I ask this as the entry above clearly shows far more explosive revelations.
Namely, Norman Tebbit is named as having been told by Peter Morrison himself that he was a pederast.
Teresa Gorman is named as also being privy to this information.
Morrison’s agent was also alleged to have been paid to keep quiet about his activities.
The diaries were published in 2002 so why has none of this ever surfaced in the media?
Also, if the diaries had been readily available for at least ten years, why would David Icke not bring attention to what was clearly a far more damning revelation on his website in 2012?
It’s not as if it was covered up, or hidden from view, the book had been out there for a decade and a cursory read would have given even the laziest researcher far more.
It should also be noted that Peter Morrison was named by more than one person who identified him as being a visitor at various care homes in North Wales.
Rod Richards, a former Conservative MP and ex-leader of the Welsh Tories, who made the shocking allegation that he had seen evidence linking Sir Peter Morrison to the North Wales children’s homes case, in which up to 650 children in 40 homes were sexually, physically and emotionally abused over 20 years.
So if all these people were privy to this ‘open secret,’ why was nothing done at the time?