Honest, Guv, I Didn’t See Nuffin’ 239

Jimmy Savile met the Royal family not just on many official occasions, but frequently socially. He was a private Hogmanay guest of the Prime Minister on seven occasions. Of course not only on 31 December, I just think that fact illustrates how close he was.

I do not believe that all of these people knew nothing about his persistent and repeated behaviour.

It is not only that I do not believe they could fail to notice. It is that anyone with that level of frequent access to the Prime Minister, other ministers and Royal family would be checked out by the security services. He would not have experienced full positive vetting (now called direct vetting), but a level of vetting would have been carried out on Savile himself. And many of his friends were subject to frequent direct vetting and it is impossible that a picture of Savile would not have built up tangentially. MI5, Special Branch (now also renamed) and GCHQ have tens of thousands of employees. What do you think these people do all day?

When I passed my last direct vetting, the interviewing officer had spent four months of his life doing nothing but investigate me full time. He noted that I continued to have a rather extensive love life, but as it involved only consenting adults and I did not appear open to blackmail, it was no reason to fail me. We discussed this openly. He concluded by saying – and this may not be 100% his words but it is damn close and the sentiment was certainly this:

“Makes a change to be looking at relationships with women in a Foreign Office case. It’s usually small boys!”

We both laughed. Now I swear to you, at the time I really did think he was just joking. I must have been very naïve.

239 thoughts on “Honest, Guv, I Didn’t See Nuffin’

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  • Richard

    Off topic, I know, so apologies, but in this Referendum-free-zone, I thought I’d like to point out that Osborne and his mates in Japan have suggested that a British exit of the E.U. would bring about global economic disruption. Would that be the same Britain that’s too small to stand on its own, or another one?

    But having said that I know that I’m talking to an audience many of whom seem incapable of seeing the contradiction in an “independent” Scotland within the E.U. (not even after it’s been explained to them) or being pro-E.U. while anti TTIP. What can be done? Goldman-Sachs has its useful idiots, it seems.

  • nevermind, mental health is a burning issue

    Who are ‘they’ Chris and what morals guide their judgement, who do ‘they’ serve and why are ‘they’ above all others in their adjudicationm and vetting of a paedophile monster.

    You’ve got to be kidding us kiddo, how old are you?

  • Je

    The current BBC line on this is to reinvent history by saying the culture was different back then. Saying attitudes generally to underage abuse were different.

    Nonsense. I was around in the 70s and 80s and EVERYONE knew what the age of consent was – and that you could be banged up for breaking it. The little celebrity subcultures like at Top of the Pops might have had a different attitude towards things. But the UK generally didn’t.

  • David Halpin

    This is the most terrible crime – we agree. Almost worse than murder I say. Leonard Young’s pithy analysis hits the nails on the head.

    But I prefer psychopath. In SaVile’s case it was of the sexual type and the worst expression of this flawed personality.

    When he left his great evil behind at his ‘death’, with the whitewash to follow, we heard of his association with another state, which probably has even more psychopaths in it than the US and the UK. “I said: ‘You have forgotten to be Jewish’. He said: ‘Would you like to tell my cabinet that?’ (President Ephraim Katzir) Next morning, I went to the Knesset; they interrupted a cabinet meeting and I told them the same as I had told him.”


    And search ‘jimmy savile israeli knesset’

    It is unlikely that he had a formal ‘religious’ education but it right to ask whether he had at least imbibed some of the depraved parts of the Talmud. (It is not meant to be read until aet 40) I am no scholar of it but sexual intercourse with a girl child down to age 3 is alleged to have been allowed.

    We can conclude that adults were abusing children in Christ’s day. His prescription for this most heinous of crimes was correct –

    “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”

  • defo

    Give the kid a break Nevermind.
    He’ll soon learn that playing the contrarian, just for the sake of it, usually leads to looking like an ill informed, not quite learned to ‘think’ yet twat.
    Our resident, some might say quite capable contrarians on here aren’t just doing it for the sake of it.
    Extrapolating from your conclusions above ,and a bit like when Tom Nairn said , “Scotland will be free when the last minister is strangled with the last copy of the Sunday Post”, Britain, all of its parts, will never be free until allegiance is pledged to the people, and not to Liz.
    Sovereignty matters.
    Total, or nothing.
    She is the pinnacle of the establishment, the whole edifice will only begin to crumble when the likes of her are merely tourist attractions. Or better still history.
    Mrs Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was born to play a part, to ensure the status quo, and has done so magnificently.
    She should be remembered in the future as Queen Elizabeth the second, and last.

  • Mayeaux Wren

    “So you mean establishment is a gateway to paedophile perversion?”

    And vice versa. The halls of power is a corruption gig. If you ain’t corrupt you don’t get in. Anomalies occur of course but only very infrequently and to no great effect. Mostly the people being advanced are controllable by way of blackmailable corruption. And amongst all the things by which people can be blackmailed and controlled one stands apart as the ultimate don’t-argue, and that is paedophilia. Sleeping with another woman, taking bribes, being gay: these are all small potatoes when compared to the threat of being exposed as a paedophile. It’s a party whip’s dream charge.

    And so! Paedophilia – of course it’s embraced and employed by those who rule. It’s a control mechanism non pareil. And as such, and what with being so rife, it becomes it’s own circular go-round, a thing that exists for its own sake.

    Think about it. Savile was given the keys and the free run to any number of hospitals, where he wandered the halls at midnight raping the incapacitated. In what mad world is that possible, cheesy celeb status or no? Clearly Savile was an individual possessed of power (to pull off the otherwise impossible) and his links to Thatcher, royalty, and not forgetting the Israel parliament, would force one to conclude that in amongst this paedophile power cercle Savile was no mere run-of-the-mill participant. He was a ringmaster, a power broker, a complete untouchable who was less at the beck and call of the powerful than vice versa.

    Of course Savile will be made out to be a mistake of negligence, or failing that, an unrepresentative element existing at some mad fringe, since both of those fallback positions are preferable to the truth: Savile is the establishment and they are he.

  • Mayeaux Wren

    And let’s go Stateside where we find Jeffrey Epstein (ably assisted by Robert Maxwell’s daughter, Ghislaine) ferrying underage rape victims around in his private jet and taking them to his private island. And who were Epstein’s friends? Oh look it’s Prince Andrew, and Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump. Sure.

    Do we get it yet?

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    “When he left his great evil behind at his ‘death’, with the whitewash to follow, we heard of his association with another state, which probably has even more psychopaths in it than the US and the UK.”


    “Clearly Savile was an individual possessed of power (to pull off the otherwise impossible) and his links to Thatcher, royalty, and not forgetting the Israel parliament, would force one to conclude that in amongst this paedophile power cercle Savile was no mere run-of-the-mill participant”

    Congratulations to Messrs Halpin and Mayeaux Wren for being the first to get a mention of Israel into this thread.

  • Je

    Compared to today – in the 70s and 80s the age of first sexual activity was higher not lower. The number of sexual partners people had was fewer. The age of male gay consent was higher. There wasn’t the access to pornography there is today. And far less on television. It was a more, not less prudish time. So the claim it was some era where the sexual abuse of the underage was more tolerated and acceptable is BBC utter nonsense.

    At the BBC there was the playing out of what I call the first rule of human behaviour: people do the easiest thing. Which was keep the head down and do nothing.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Mayeaux Wren

    “And let’s go Stateside where we find Jeffrey Epstein (ably assisted by Robert Maxwell’s daughter, Ghislaine) ferrying underage rape victims around in his private jet and taking them to his private island. And who were Epstein’s friends? Oh look it’s Prince Andrew, and Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump. Sure.

    Do we get it yet?”

    No, not yet.

    At least I don’t.

    Are you brave enough to spell it out in a little more detail?

  • Rehmat

    Sir Jimmy Savile has become a British icon.

    In July 2014, British comedian, columnist, actor, author and human rights activist, Alexei David Sayle, fiercely condemned unprovoked Israeli bloodshed in Gaza, by comparing the Zionist regime’s behavior to that of prolific sex offender Sir Jimmy Savile.

    “Israel is the Jimmy Savile of nation states. It clearly doesn’t care about damaging the lives of children,” Sayle said during an interview with the Council for Arab-British Understanding (Caabu).


  • Tony_0pmoc

    The important thing when the gig is just so good is to not say anything..just a shy look..and I am nothing to write home about…but I can’t stop looking at her…No way – am I going to speak to her…so at the end of the gig….I am just going out for a smoke – and she is is still standing there..I knew she would take no notice of me…

    But as I was passing – I whispered into her ear – You are the most beautiful girl here..and I carried on..just trying to have a smoke..

    She pulled me back – so I asked her what is your name..and she introduced her sister to me…and I didn’t know her either – so I told these girls my name…they both knew my lovely wife..she walked home with me tonight – I love her so much..

    Beautiful Girls – They Express Their Heart and Soul From Inside.


  • N_

    Developed Vetting, surely. What’s “Direct” Vetting? 🙂

    Ah, the Smith report on Savile.

    By talking so much about the deferential attitudes some people have towards celebrities, Smith deftly sidesteps the issue of the deferential attitudes some people have towards those in senior positions in general, especially those who are arrogant, posh and powerful.

    Don’t tell me senior people at the BBC get all star-struck when they meet some aging disc jockey with a fat cigar in his mouth, wearing a track suit and talking in a Yorkshire accent. They don’t.

    Smith also writes loads of boring managerial admin official zzzzz crap (hats off to anyone who stays awake) to defocus from the important issue of what the hell was Savile’s role at Broadmoor and did his influence free any prisoners?

    Far too much is put down to Savile’s boasting. Smith reintroduces “Oh, don’t worry, that’s just Jimmy” at another level.

    Anyone who studies this stuff should beware of the Tory effort to associate Savile’s molestation of children with two institutions the Tories hate – the BBC and the NHS.

    What about the “music industry”? Or the “charity sector”?

    Savile was a known money-grubber. Have a look at his attitude to teabags. So what was the financial side to his activities? Where were the money flows? The official critics seem to have the same answer that he himself would have had: the main money flow was the raising of money for charity. Really? Are you kidding?

    The list of the places where Savile owned houses or otherwise maintained accommodation seems to be growing. What’s with that? Marc Dutroux in Belgium had a lot of houses too. Why does someone own so many houses, not in the Caribbean or California but mostly a few hours’ drive from each other in British towns? It’s not as if they were luxurious.

    Look into Savile’s “personal” charities and investigate the role that was played by the company that does the security for Marks and Spencer, those who dare.

  • AJ

    When I was around 15 or 16 (mid-1980’s) I clearly remember my younger sister telling me about the Jimmy Saville rumours – we were living in a remote mountain top village as far from London as you can be whilst still being a part of the UK (i.e. we definitely were not tapped into the London media world). If I knew – how on earth is it possible that senior managers in his office and almost everyone else didn’t know. That’s the part I find incredible.

  • Hieroglyph


    First thing to note, it took me a few minutes to find a link to this story, had to search via Twitter. Google didn’t help, and I only stumbled on it due to a BTL comment; the corporate media is doing it’s best to ignore the story.

    Basically, this Senator goes by the title ‘maverick’. He’s rude, and a bit nuts. However, he has made these allegations before, and claims to have seen documents implicating no fewer than 3 Australian PM’s in chld sex abuse. He is now implicating senior legal figues, and doubtless a few senior Plod. Currently, this is one of these stories that Big Media wants to go away, and it may well do; on the other hand, a few years down the line, we could see a whopper of a scandal. I can’t name names, because I simply don’t have a clue. I could have an educated guess at one of them, but that’s all it would be. Personally, I take the view that the police should be more careful about naming paedophiles, and stay silent until they are actually charged. It’s a serious accusation that ruins lives, after all. This is not the same as a cover up of course. It’s just a case of investigating in private, and givng the accused no leeway to whine about leaks.

    Basically, it’s the same situation here as in the UK: cover up at all levels, to protect powerful people. And Rupert Murdoch surely doesn’t get his way through his famous charm, and elegant dinner parties. The Saville story remains intruiging, but the details will probably not be revealed until we are all dead. A sick being, a pederast and necrophiliac, a man of absolutely no talent, and less charm, how does he have so many powerful friends and patrons? Over here, Cardinal Pell remains friends with powerful people, and hasn’t been arrested, and probably never will be. No fewer than three (count ’em) former PM’s are implicated in a report that crosses the Attorney General’s desk, and what happens? Nothing. It didn’t happen. Down the memory hole it goes. Maybe the Senator is making it up? Well, possibly. Perhaps the police might ask him?

    I’ve thought for a long time that our security services are totally out of control. Julian Assange it was who, more recently, brought to my attention the fact that the spooks are actually in bed with the private sector, and are no longer really controlled by the Government of the day (if indeed they ever were). There is an overlap between public and private sectors, and that never ends well. I look at some of our parliamentarians, and simply can’t figure out why the fuck they’ve been let anywhere near parliament. But, I suppose this can be explained by their willingness to ‘play ball’, or perhaps by the fact that they can be made to make the ‘correct’ decision, when it comes to it, so are let on the ticket. A dismal situation, calling for a Royal Commission. Won’t happen soon though.

  • defo

    Thanks for reminder that Britain doesn’t hold the monopoly on institutionally, it seems, sanctioned paedophilia.
    Epstein even blamed and excused his behaviour on the megalomania of the elites, with the ‘I’m so fucking powerful, I can do whatever I like’ ‘defense’ !

    Dershowitz did a fine job for him in 2008, 18 months for soliciting FFS.
    Now that’s what I call plea bargaining.
    With Dershowitz & HRH linked into Epsteins current brush with the law, more kiddy fiddling, it’s the lawyer himself who’s going to need all the powerful help/protection he can get. No doubt it will all drag on long enough, for some sort of Janner medical/Saville death type ending.

    And here & now. Well not a lot heard from Andrew Saxe-Coburg-Gotha recently. He seems to be quite isolated actually.
    Imagine, really ! It’s not on for a fine upstanding arms salesman for blighty to be associated with Epstein, shag the 14yr old or not (on different continents too. Allegedly). Twas a tad silly was it not?
    Wasn’t he briefed by Craigs ex employers ? Going by what seems apparent, maybe the spooks recommended Epstein ! For whatever reasons.
    No doubt it’ll all blow over.

    I wonder if there’s a direct link between Sir Jimmy & Epstein ?
    That would have saved on the introductions at Sandringham.
    Potentially a tad awkward now though.

  • Tony_0pmoc

    We were both totally delighted to be invited to Eddie’s 80th Birthday Party nearly 10 years ago…but a little bit worried..

    But then we got invited again – my wife and me…

    and his daughter and his grandson – nearly all grown up now..

    So I asked where is he…##

    Still Playing Drums at the Age of 90?

    He is Still Alive and Well

    Eddie is an Inspiration – What a nice bloke – and Brilliant Grandad.

    90? Fuck You – Just a Passing Phase

    Eddie is going for 100 Not Out.


  • defo

    Not excusing anything, and not just talking about sexual abuse but..
    We are only a few of generations on from the horror show that was WW2. A lot of very fucked up people were added to the population afterwards, and we are still witnessing the consequence now.
    Poor Syrians, they are generation 0.

  • Trowbridge H. Ford

    How could anyone hope that vetting by MI5 would ferret out the child abusers when it was run for the longest time by the Soviets chief spy, Peter Wright, who had it looking at all the wrong people and in the wrong places for the spying, and then it crashed that Chinook helicopter with all the spooks seeking a more positive result for the Nationalists from the GFA into the Wall of Stone at the Mull of Kintyre, killing them all.

    The Security Service is the leading domestic menace.

  • Tony_0pmoc

    Both my wife and my sis know – you can try and hide the truth…but they both know..

    My Wife and I have not Resigned..

    We are Fit and Healthy

    and She has no political Agenda whatsoever

    None of our Family want to try and control you lot

    We are English

    More trouble Than They are Worth…and that is just The Religious Lunatics we Told To Fuck Off Out of England

    WE sent The Religious Lunatics on the Boats to America – over there – West – Fck Off go away..we don’t like you..

    We sent the mere Criminals to Australia..We like you.


  • Trowbridge H. Ford

    Seems more than a coincidence that Chapman Pincher, who was so committed to protect Wright at Roger Hollis’s expense, was so interested in exposing child abusers in the security services like Sir Maurice Oldfield of MI6.

    are child abusers being exposed now to help hide what resulted from it?

  • Tony_0pmoc

    well how else can we fight back from this war of terror on us…except by introducing people like my wife and our friends

    love vs hate

    it is not my fault

    I just fell in love with the nicest girl.

    So much energy.


  • jake

    It’s possible, I suppose, that senior management at the bbc were, as they claim, unaware of Saville’s behaviour. They couldn’t have been unaware of the fact that he was annoyingly talentless. Establishing the who and why of this conundrum might be a fruitful line of inquiry to help understand the network of influence and its motivation.

  • Tony_0pmoc

    well how else can we fight back from this war of terror on us…except by introducing people like my wife and our friends

    love vs hate

    it is not my fault

    I just fell in love with the nicest girl.

    So much energy.

    She helps organise stuff with her Friends

    My Wife is Awesome…and she doesn’t know..a bit shy?

    I tell you something – both the boys and girls are just so pleased to see her..cos she is naturally really nice – the emotion just flows out of her soul…

    She is my wife.


  • defo

    Hillary accepting donations post Epsteins dodgy conviction, trafficking (20 yrs), not soliciting (18 months) would have been the charge for Joe Bloggs here, according to the “bamboozled” prosecutor, wasn’t so smart either. Election wise.

    “He gave $25,000 to the Clinton charity in July 2006, the year after he was arrested following a complaint he sexually abused a 14-year-old teenager in Florida, according to tax disclosures from Epstein’s New York-based nonprofit, the COUQ Foundation.”

    A lot of interesting names in those HSBC files besides Epstein no doubt.


    Neither was inviting Epsteins girlfriend/facilitator to Chelseas wedding. Nice to be nice mind, what with Bill flying Air Epstein on no less than 21 occasions !

    What’s not to like eh ? This ‘conspiracy’ story’s got the lot.
    British Royals (The Saudi connection too !)
    Ex-presidents (and shoe horned in Candidate)
    Banks (HSBC, Swiss ffs)
    Charideee (Sir Jimmy did his bit too mind)
    Paedo Billionaires, sex trafficked children

    The icing on the cake would be finding out Thatcher used Epsteins. island when it came round to time to shed her skin.

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