Hysteria versus Impunity 120


It is a mystery why the Observer failed to name Lord Greville Janner as the paedophile abusing boys from care homes. The facts of this particular boy’s continued molestation, and the existence of the letters to him from Janner, have been public knowledge for decades. I can only presume that Britain’s appalling libel laws, which function solely to protect the very rich from exposure of their misdeeds, are the reason for the Observer’s reticence. My own view is that the gross suppression of freedom of speech in the UK has been insufficiently considered as a major reason for the impunity which the wealthy and the powerful have enjoyed for so long.

Janner of course was for decades the leading spokesman for Zionism in this country. His response to the last major massacre of Palestinians in Gaza was to visit an Israeli settlement and blame Hamas rocket attacks. It is interesting to contrast Janner’s protection by the media with the case of David Mellor. For decades the media knew that Janner buggered boys from care homes, and did nothing about it. He remained the whole time the chosen spokesman for UK Zionism.

By contrast, David Mellor was the last British minister who ever told the truth about Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. The immediate result was a tabloid campaign about Mellor’s perfectly legal, consensual and adult sex life, which destroyed Mellor’s career.

What do you think caused the extraordinarily different media treatment of the playful Mellor and the sinister child-buggerer Janner? Why is the Observer still protecting his name yesterday?

Despite the major evidence against him, there will be no prosecution of Janner because the establishment has accepted an argument that he is too senile. Interestingly enough, a man who knows a very great deal about the much more recent sex secrets of the establishment, “Lord” Edward Davenport, has just been allowed out of jail seven years early on the grounds of ill-health. I was in charge of British relations with West Africa as Deputy Head of the Equatorial Africa Department at the FCO, when the Sierra Leone Embassy was sold to Davenport, under very peculiar circumstances indeed, to become a kind of fantasy sexual pleasure palace for the upper classes.

The whole was one of the weirder things I had encountered in my life. At the time there was in effect no functioning government in Sierra Leone, and the flogging off of the extremely valuable building by the Ambassador was very obviously corrupt. Among the many strange things I was told at the time was that the purchase was funded by Freemasons to whom the building was important. I should say I have no idea if that was true or not, and took little notice at the time. I was told very firmly the FCO had no locus to intervene.

Do not worry, I am not myself going senile. The goings-on inside the former Sierra Leone Embassy after its sale link in to this topic in a number of ways, not only Davenport and Janner’s shared immunity from punishment on grounds of ill-health. But I should make plain I am not accusing Davenport personally of paedophilia or of organising it.

I received an email from a respected friend accusing me of stoking a wave of hysteria. I certainly do not wish to promote a witch hunt. But given that there has very obviously been a culture of impunity in this country for generations, under which the rich and powerful are simply let off criminal activity, a little hysteria is not harmful. Especially when ironically it has been caused by the establishment’s constant cries of paedophilia as their excuse for ever increasing state surveillance of ordinary people. Hoist with their own petard!

The impunity if still there. Where are the scores of bankers going to jail for involvement in Libor-fixing, or the dozens of other illegal scams they have run? It is an accepted thing that, once you are inside the golden circle, a blind eye is turned to a great deal. They all support each other. Whoever replaces Dame Lady Queen Sloshed-Butler, it won’t be one of us, it will be one of them.


120 thoughts on “Hysteria versus Impunity

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  • reliably

    Among the many strange things I was told at the time was that the purchase was funded by Freemasons to whom the building was important.

    I don’t know why this would seem ‘strange’. Freemasonry is a huge part of the paedophilia-politics-police nexus in the UK. I mentioned it briefly in a comment on the Elm Guest House post, because its lack of mention was a glaring omission.

  • craig Post author

    Reliably

    But when told the Sierra Leonean Ambassador was selling the Embassy, the last thing I thought was it was going to become a sort of super high class knocking shop involved in a web of establishment corruption. Didn’t occur to me for a second. I just thought it was a bent property scam.

  • reliably

    But Craig, isn’t ‘a super high class knocking shop involved in a web of establishment corruption’ the very definition of a ‘bent property scam’?

    🙂

  • Trowbridge H. Ford

    The Observer is a second=rate newspaper, and few people take it seriously a a complete, reliable source about almost anything.

    Janner also knows all about Israeli covert operations in Britain, and going after him for child abuse would create an unprecedented furore.

  • Gary

    Yes, sadly very true, and where evidence existed it was seemingly lost, or in reality destroyed.

  • Trowbridge H. Ford

    Now the head of the child abuse inquiry, Lady Butler-Sloss, has been forced to resign because her brother, Lord Havers, was in charge of securing while Attorney General, it seems, toy boys for Tory politicians at party conferences!

    Too bad Brougham isn’t still around to investigate this vast mess.

  • MJ

    “The immediate result was a tabloid campaign about Mellor’s perfectly legal, consensual and adult sex life”

    Immediate? Mellor’s comments about Israel were made in 1988. The tabloid campaign against him started in July 1992. In December 1991 Mellor outraged the press by calling for curbs on the “sacred cow” of press freedom. I think you may have got the wrong end of the stick.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Mellor

  • Courtenay Barnett

    Craig,

    “What do you think caused the extraordinarily different media treatment of the playful Mellor and the sinister child-buggerer Janner? Why is the Observer still protecting his name yesterday?”

    Rhetorical – we know the answer.

  • Trowbridge H. Ford

    Hsrdlly surprising that Thatcher ordered Attorney General Michael Havers to raid the offices of the BBC in Scotland and the New Statesman when Duncan Campbell’s inquiries about Anglo-American covert operations, especially the Palme assassination, were starting to heat thngs up.

    No better guy to do such dirty work than a child abuser.

  • Tony M

    Increasingly this level of corruption and rot at the heart of the British governing establishment, is so completely alien to me. Then I realise it is not my country, not Scotland, and not representative of the good that is there within England but which is fading and failing a little more with every day that passes, I fear it might expire. We, each of us individuals, as countries of Britain know who we are and where we want to go as societies and it getting as far away from the hell that is Eton/Oxbridge/Westminster rule by wanton wasters, as far as it’s possible to get, politically and socially. This is a shameful period when England’s people and that of Wales and Northern Ireland cannot seem to organise themselves into viable units and wrest their power, their lives, their name, back from the grip of a Westminster elite, an insult to those outside, to all.

    Sucessive governments having been mired in illegal wars resulting in deaths of millions of innocents, across the board financial fiddles and scandal and possible child sex abuse complicity and cover-up, and seemingly no justice and no democratic way out. But there is: a Yes vote in September will finish Westminster Tory misrule, in time for all of us.

    Nothing will shake the will of Scotland in September to be shot of these incompetent managers of our affairs, who spirit away all they can cream off and then some, this will be seen through to a successful outcome for Scotland. The seed sown, will be a harvest of renewed democracy in the rest of Britain. The blossoming of forward looking mature democracies, enabled and keen to address each other and the world, to spell out the direction, the change in direction we are taking, as equals, eager to take up our rightful place voicing Scotland’s case, England’s, Wales’ and Northern Irelands’s too, in the counsels of power, a task no longer trusted to the misbegotten and best forgotten composite UK state, its hollow parliament, fossilised lords and craven members.

    When Tories became supreme, in all the London parties, all tied to voodoo capitalist economics, fortune-telling and compulsive gambling raised undeservedly, comically to the gravity of science, inevitable inherent busts could only get worse each time, and all that was learned from its serial failures was that a very few could make very much and the rest all get screwed, and that was a good thing, it trickles down, like blood.

    All that was likeable in the now hazy idealisitic post-war Britain that was, seems artificial tawdry rose-tint applied with a broad brush, a trick of the light, a frozen split-second of optimism built on fantasy and illusion. The founding myths of the United Kingdom, which indistinguishable Tory Party Labour Party nonentities, and the lying, lazy media trumpet: militarism, world war this that and the other are of no relevance to peoples’ lives, like faded photographs on the backs of postcards of knowns you never knew, in their Black Watch finery with defiant gaze, doing what they thought was right. To end in this where an elite, a chosen few are a law unto themselves, and the evils those pictured fought, they believed to extinguish -triumphed instead.

    This Independent Scotland is one with both past and future, a continuous onward and upward striving to do better, to be better, to take the best parts of the ideals of that post-war Britain, including those that were poorly done or never taken seriously and move them on, with science, with invention, with skill, with dedicated minds, with labour, rewarded and each given the scope and the chance to excel in making the prosperous happy, relaxed, caring societies we wanted to, can and will become.

  • Mysterious sphincter

    So was William Hague in the front or the rear of the pantomime horses during his formative years under the political patronage of the accused Thatcher era grandees?! Unless that tell tale guttural tone is simply due to a passion for lime juice from the Commons bar. We should be told lest he has been blackmailed into undermining the ongoing P5+1/Iran negotiations, which may result in great damage to the nation. Its as mysterious as Pope Francis’ visit to herzls grave in zionistan, which the hacks would have us believe was due to the mossad videos of the poncy pederasts who run his Vatican Bank?

  • doug scorgie

    “Despite the major evidence against him, there will be no prosecution of Janner because the establishment has accepted an argument that he is too senile.”

    Craig, has this been officially stated by the CPS or any other wing of the establishment (ie he is too senile)?

    I ask to clarify as senile merely means old and is a word sometimes wrongly used instead of age related dementia.

    One can be mentally agile and still senile.

  • passerby

    Thanks for the article Craig.

    The father-of-three was accused of child abuse in a court case in 1991 but was not prosecuted and was given all-party support in the House of Commons when he described his ordeal and said there was “not a shred of truth” in the claims against him.

    The grinning lord “I don’t remember” Janner standing next to Cameron

    Another news print cutting, along with more data

    Police search Leicester peer Greville Janner’s office in child abuse investigation

    Child abuse detectives raid Labour peer’s office in the House of Lords

    “There were loads of police cars here on Monday and Tuesday. They were coming and going all day.

    “I don’t know what happened, but they’ve been back quite often ever since.They were here on Tuesday and came back on Wednesday.”

    No EDL March, and none planned

    To obtain permission to search a member’s office, police have to go through a lengthy process which involves getting a search warrant sanctioned by a judge before alerting the Clerk of the Parliaments and Black Rod, a senior officer in the Lords responsible for security.

    Officers took the highly unusual step of entering Parliament to raid his office and seize computer equipment just weeks before submitting a dossier on the peer to the Crown Prosecution Service.

    Unusually tame DM

    Note the comments at the bottom the whole 18 of them!;

    Allegations, but he hasn’t been arrested or convicted, yet his life is trashed internationally?

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    doug scorgie 14 Jul, 2014 – 3:56 pm

    “I ask to clarify as senile merely means old and is a word sometimes wrongly used instead of age related dementia”

     “Old” is one definition of “senile” but all dictionaries include “mental impairment” as another meaning, including : Mirriam Webster, Oxford Dictionaries, Collins, and the Free Dictionary

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    Scorgie

    “I ask to clarify as senile merely means old and is a word sometimes wrongly used instead of age related dementia. “One can be mentally agile and still senile.”

    Oh, you’re so severe with words! Shame you’re not as severe with yourself when it comes to whole sentences, because you should have written “one can be senile and still mentally agile” (your post refers).

    Pompous twit.

  • Mary

    I have made a more thorough check on the HoL expenses claims.

    Janner did attend the HoL in November 2013. He claimed £2,100 for 15 days.
    http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-finance-office/2013-14/allowances-expenses-2013-14-month-8-november.pdf

    Attended for 12 days in December 2013 but did not claim. Why not?

    No attendance recorded in the January 2014 and February 2014 records when the entries stop at the end of financial year! It is now July 2014 so we have no idea what went on for the last five months. Wonderful.

    http://www.parliament.uk/business/lords/whos-in-the-house-of-lords/house-of-lords-expenses/

    What does his daughter, the rabbi think? Is she standing by him? Probably.

  • craig Post author

    Given that all kinds of institutions are having to own up to who knew what when, I think it is very important that the Board of Deputies, the office of the Chief Rabbi and the Jewish Chronicle all now up to when they received information of Janner’s paedophilia, and why they did nothing about it.

  • craig Post author

    Now this is very interesting from Greville Janner:

    @And then when the ceremony was over I was taken up to the Kinderheim, to the Children’s Home, where there were some sixty orphan children, most of whose lives had been saved by monasteries, by being out in the woods or by miracles in each case and they all spoke Yiddish and I didn’t speak Yiddish and it was very difficult to talk to them but we knew some of the same songs so we sang together in Hebrew they knew and I knew the songs and then one of them said to me the first Yiddish words I’ve ever learnt , he said “Gavreal”, which is Greville in Hebrew and (he) called me “Gavreal spishtie ping pong, ping pong” and he pushed back and forwards as though he was holding a ping pong bat so my first words in Yiddish were “ping pong” and I played Ping Pong with them and they taught me a few words of Yiddish and I found it such a moving experience that for the next eighteen months I went back to them every weekend. I went on Fridays, I learnt to speak Yiddish; I’d talk with them; I went to the school; I taught English in the school and that changed my life. – See more at: http://hmd.org.uk/resources/stories/greville-janner#sthash.qGM6NQ5a.dpuf

    Amazing how these paedophiles all end up in visiting orphanages, for the best of possible reasons, of course

  • Mary

    I feel sick. Here trading on the holocaust but no ‘shoahs’ of their own, not even ‘the greater shoah’ promised for Gaza by one Matan Vilnai.

    Prime Minister David Cameron Meets Holocaust Survivors
    In This Photo: David Cameron, David Hunt, Greville Janner

    British Prime Minister David Cameron reads comments in a book of dedications for Holocaust Memorial Day as David Hunt (L) and Greville Janner look on at 10 Downing Street on January 24, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. The 86-year-old visited the Prime Minister to mark Holocaust Memorial Day which has been held on 27 January every year since 2001 to remember the victims of the Holocaust.

    (January 23, 2011 – Source: WPA Pool/Getty Images Europe) more pics from this album »
    http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Greville+Janner/Prime+Minister+David+Cameron+Meets+Holocaust/oKvcNxu4IrW

    Of course they all knew but they will not own up.

    I think of the children greatly harmed, probably unable to have normal relationships in adult life and hope that we do not see or hear that revolting expression ‘kiddy fiddler’ on this blog.

  • Anon

    “Given that all kinds of institutions are having to own up to who knew what when, I think it is very important that the Board of Deputies, the office of the Chief Rabbi and the Jewish Chronicle all now up to when they received information of Janner’s paedophilia, and why they did nothing about it.”

    Craig, I think it would be more helpful to focus on all paedophiles being brought to justice, rather than the ones who come from groups we have particular issues with. It has been shameful the way some people seem to be more concerned about scoring political points than they are about the victims.

  • craig Post author

    Anon,

    Aah, so you think it is quite wrong then for the BBC to be quizzed about what they knew about Savile?

    It is shameful that some people are much more concerned to protect political interests they support, than they are for the victims.

  • Clark

    Anon, no. Institutionally protected paedophilia amongst the powerful is more serious than more isolated paedophilia, for a number of reasons if you think about it.

  • Anon

    “Aah, so you think it is quite wrong then for the BBC to be quizzed about what they knew about Savile?

    It is shameful that some people are much more concerned to protect political interests they support, than they are for the victims.”

    A facile and ill thought out response if I may so, Craig. I said all paedos, regardless of religion, race, political affiliation or employment, and those who have protected them.

    I’m commenting on your motivation here, which is obviously Janner’s support for Israel. You appear to be more concerned with outing a Jewish Zionist paedo than a paedo.

  • Clark

    Anon, quite. Craig should have left Jenner unnamed, for the reasons you say. Would that have pleased you?

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