– Call for a public inquiry into historic child abuse: Forget the expenses scandal. If MPs have harboured paedophiles, the damage to British democracy will be fatal says MP SIMON DANCZUK (DailyMail, July 6, 2014):
MPs will pay a heavy price for harbouring paedophiles in their midst.
As I was I was making my way from the House of Commons on Monday night after a late vote a Tory minister stepped out of the shadows to confront me. I’d never spoken to him before in my life but he blocked my way and ushered me to one side.
He warned me to think very carefully about what I was going to say the next day before the Home Affairs Select Committee when I’d be answering questions on child abuse.
‘I hear you’re about to challenge Lord Brittan about what he knew about child sex abuse,’ he said. It wouldn’t be a wise move, he advised me.
‘It was all put to bed a long time ago.’
He warned me I could even be responsible for his death.
We looked at each other in silence for a second. I knew straight away he wasn’t telling me this out of concern for the man’s welfare.
There was no compassion in his voice.