Elm Guest House 161

There is a huge amount of dancing on eggshells going on today in the media about the dossier on paedophile activity with which Leon Brittan came in contact in the 1980s. It is pretty plain there is a subtext here.

A number of people have contacted me for some years over the Elm Guest House paedophile ring. Frankly I did not particularly believe it, or thought it was exaggerated. But I confess my eyes have been opened by the Jimmy Savile, Cyril Smith and Rolf Harris affairs and the extent of complicity and even protection which they received from the establishment.

I have blogged before that, in the Savile case, as his behaviour was apparently compulsive and constant, I found it hard to believe it was not known in the very senior societal circles in which he spent so much of his time. I am convinced that perception was right.

Savile is not linked in to the Elm House paedophile ring, as far as I know, but Cyril Smith is. So were the then head of the Royal Protection Unit and of Special Branch. That to me raises all sorts of queries about whether they were not just participating themselves but protecting someone very senior indeed. I have been convinced that it is true that social workers interviewing child victims were indeed threatened with guns by Special Branch to drop it, and that paperwork has been confiscated and destroyed.

On Cyril Smith, Channel 4 Dispatches on 12 September 2013 reported that:

‘Speaking for the first time, former CID officer Jack Tasker tells the programme that Special Branch officers arrived at his office, told him to halt his investigations and demanded that the file be handed over to them,.“They made it quite clear that anything that was kept by us would bring repercussions if we didn’t hand it over; that as far as we are concerned, the inquiry is finished … you will take no more inquiries into Cyril Smith

Compare that to what happened to child protection officer Chris Fay in his Elm House investigation, as reported in the Express:

Mr Fay, 67, of south London, said: “It became very dangerous. People seem to forget that Special Branch could do what they liked, they were a law unto themselves.

“At one point they had me up against a wall by my throat with a gun at my head telling me in no uncertain terms that I was to back away if I knew what was good for me.

“A colleague of mine had the same treatment, as did a number of the volunteers. Victims who were actually abused at Elm House were also physically stopped from coming to speak to us at the NAYPIC office in north London.

“I witnessed Special Branch officers manhandling them and turning them away with a warning to keep their mouths shut. It was blatant, it was open, they were acting like gangsters.

In both Rochdale and in North London, Special Branch intervened to block the appropriate authorities on the ground from investigating what was a genuine paedophile scandal. I can see no other possible explanation than that the scandal involved figures a great deal more senior than Cyril Smith. From the Elm Guest House we have a pointer who some of those people were.

I really don’t want to blog any more about this, and I recommend you to have a search online. That involves trawling around some of the less pleasant parts of the internet, and I have seen material that is horribly anti-Semitic and anti-gay. But after years of dismissing the stories, on the grounds that they are promulgated by unpleasant people, in unpleasant newspapers, or cannot be true, I realise I was wrong.

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161 thoughts on “Elm Guest House

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  • DoNNyDarKo

    Our “justice ” system has been sitting on the information for decades. They knew.
    What are they going to do, put them all posthumously into jail ?
    Harris has only a few years left. There’s no justice in putting him away now. They could’ve done it way back then. What they need to do is put away the Officers that protected these criminals into the dock.For sure the stench will be in Westminster.
    Cyril Smith I doubt was a lone wolf.

  • lucythediclonius

    I don’t know The Elm Grove case but I do know the North Wales one very well .I have no doubt that the Regan twins sincerely believed the story.I can verify that they were harassed I think I had the last copy of Scallywag before the disabled war veteran who sold it at London Bridge was persuaded to retire.

  • David S Briggs

    @Donny Darko

    In what way is it ‘justice’ that he not be punished for his conduct?

    People have given evidence at great personal cost to themselves.

    It would be a criminal injustice not to put him away for the rest of his life.

  • BrianFujisan

    Agree with Jives… Brave post indeed

    i fear its a very Large circle… Evil souless B%$££££Ds

  • nevermind, viva beautiful football

    Good post and long overdue. But it looks like this is an establishment activity, going by the threats from special branch. And the MI’s probably know all about it.
    So easy to manipulate these paedophiles, one phone call and men stand on their head and clap their toes.

    BTW.O/T I have seen your double today, Craig, the spitting image of you, same hairstyle, colour hair, BUT, he sat in an opentop sports car with a lovely lady sitting next to him. I know you don’t drive, but this chap looked so like you I raised my hand as a first response, but then realised it couln’t possibly be you.

  • Richard

    I used to dismiss stories not because they were promulgated by unpleasant people – it seems that most of the people who gravitate towards Parliament, banks and the newspapers are unpleasant – but because they sounded too far-fetched to my boringly conventional, rather old-fashioned self to be true. How many child molesters can there be out there anyway? Why would anybody want to start a war? At this stage in my life I don’t dismiss anything anymore. There are stories and conspiracy theories out there to which I don’t give much credence, but hardly anything that I dismiss out of hand. I try to keep an open mind and wait for the story to develop in the fullness of time. The world is crazy and there hardly seems a truer statement in the English language than that ‘fact is stranger than fiction’.

    Incidentally, if the stories about Special Branch are true, then they are shocking and appalling. As policemen, are they not sworn to uphold the law without fear of favour? Or does being in Special Branch give them a pass? In either case, how do they sleep at night?

  • DoNNyDarKo

    David S Briggs: The Police have been sitting on evidence about Harris,Saville & Co for years.
    It’s great that they’ve put him away for his crimes.He and many more, and the un-named could’ve been behind bars years ago however, less victims.
    My brother was in the CID in London back then and brought it up once,not mentioning names but said that paedophiles were at the top of Politics ,Pop and TV. Our Police forces have been allowing these people to walk free and commit crimes.
    Is it just a case of sacrificial lambs and the wolves are enjoying their retirement ? Or are the wolves still at it ?

  • CanSpeccy

    But after years of dismissing the stories, on the grounds that they are promulgated by unpleasant people…

    This is an unwarranted generalization that smears those more diligent than yourself in seeking to expose a vile abuse of children and the apparent role of the Security Service in covering up such crimes.

    That the police and security service are implicated is of profound significance. But you “really don’t want to blog any more about this.” Oh well, tra-la-la. Let’s just ignore the fact that the country may be run by spooks who have a bunch of politicians by the balls, and think of something nice, like a free and democratic Scotland made rich beyond the dreams of avarice with the proceeds of the lovely oil industry, and unencumbered by NATO, Trident bases, or US listening posts and radar installations.

  • Arbed

    KoWN, there’s quite a long list of prominant attendees at Elm Guest House halfway down this superb report of the scandal from December 2013, which also includes a video interview with Chris Fay of NAYPIC:

    UK Establishment Closes Ranks as Organised Child Sex Abuse Network Leads Back to No. 10:

    No wonder David Cameron is humming and hahring about an over-arching inquiry, eh? There’s also a growing list of MPs (up to 129 now) calling for it. This report shows who has and – possibly more interestingly, given the subject matter – who hasn’t signed up:

    Pressure builds in Parliament to address child sex abuse in UK:

    Related, and coming from a Home Office whistleblower just this weekend, news that MI6 funded the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange looking for blackmail targets:

    EXCLUSIVE: Secret service infiltrated paedophile group to ‘blackmail establishment’

    Artist Taxi Driver has a most amusing take on the whole sordid mess:


  • Fedup

    Clearly a case of a lone rotten apple and no organised cover up at all!

    In fact there has never been a trend of any sorts and the scurrilous rumours about the Kincora boys home ran by terrorists and frequented by the luminaries whom were duly photographed and filmed which were then the stuff of making mirth for the special agents of the very special services, are all lies too!

    The senator from Jersey got the kick in the nuts and all is well in that tax haven, clearly nothing wrong there too.

    Where would the zionists have been? If it were not for the blackmail and coercion of the relevant nodes of power, that have been made to see the world in a much more clear light after having been enlightened about their keepsakes photos?

  • nevermind, viva beautiful football

    “There is a huge amount of dancing on eggshells going on today in the media about the dossier on paedophile activity with which Leon Brittan came in contact in the 1980s. It is pretty plain there is a subtext here.”

    Yes, but surely we must have all the confidence in the world that a home secretary would do the right thing and forward such an important report…………..


  • Anonymous

    And what was that article in Spiked magazine about a Cabinet Minister’s alleged activities in a North African hotel – the issue before the editor Angus James Wilson suddenly died in a mysterious 1996 road accident in Cyprus?

  • JRQ

    Well I can categorically say that I heard the rumours about LB in the mid-1980’s at Glasgow university. Incidentally I also heard the rumours about Jimmy Savile in Manchester in the early 1990’s so I’ve heard then then they must already have been common knowledge since I’m hardly a gossip maven.

  • Phil

    Am I understanding correctly? Only Nevermind has said it so far. I guess others are not bothering to state the obvious. To be clear:

    This is, or at least incorporates, a Security Service operation to control through blackmail?

  • Peacewisher

    It also needs to be said, if not stating the obvious, that Leon Brittan then got a job in Brussels.

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