Child abuse imagery arrest raises questions about newspaper timing

More on the suspicious timing with which the Daily Mail attacked Harriet Harman and two other front bench Labour MPs while at the same time Maggie’s and Cameron’s aide Patrick Rock was arrested for possessing indecent images of children. It looks to me very much like the Mail story is a diversion, though the link between individuals on the left to paedophile organisations has been one they’ve been honing for a long time. A year or so ago the American Republican and Canadian Conservative blogs were full of stories about paedophile abuse and support for paedophiles within Left-wing organisations, with a link to cases in Germany going back to the radicalism of the ’70s.
As for Harriet Harman, the Tories have viewed her with particular venom for a very long time now. They despise her because of her strong feminist beliefs and rumoured ambition to be the first female leader of the Labour party. As this would mean that she could become the second female prime minister, and possibly more popular than Thatcher, this clearly isn’t going to be tolerated by the Tory faithful.

Mike Sivier's blog

Spot the difference: One of these has been harassed by a newspaper over alleged sympathy towards a child abuse group; the other has been arrested on suspicion of possessing images of such abuse. Can you tell which is which, or has the newspaper done a good job of muddling the issue? Spot the difference: One of these has been harassed by a newspaper over alleged sympathy towards a child abuse group; the other has been arrested on suspicion of possessing images of such abuse. Can you tell which is which, or has the newspaper done a good job of muddling the issue?

Today’s (March 4) papers and Internet news sites will be full of the arrest of Patrick Rock, until recently an aide of David Cameron (and a former protege of Margaret Thatcher) on suspicion of possessing child abuse imagery.

The BBC News article is one of a deluge covering the story of the 62-year-old former deputy head of 10 Downing Street’s policy unit – who had been working on policies that are allegedly intended to make it harder to find images of child abuse on the Internet.

The arrest took place on February 13, a few hours after Mr Rock…

View original post 247 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: