Leon Brittan, Special Branch and the creation of a surveillance state

Excellent article from Ian Pace. Virtually accountable “Security Services” acting on a nebulous “national security” mandate appear to be neck deep in child abuse. National Crime Agency and CEOP are also not subject to Freedom of Information unfortunately. Accountability and transparency is needed if child abuse is to be stopped.

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An article in today’s Mirror by Don Hale, former journalist and confidante of the late Labour politician Barbara Castle, claims that Leon Brittan, when Home Secretary, treated Special Branch as his own personal ‘Gestapo’, which would monitor fellow MPs, according to Castle’s own account (Don Hale, ‘Leon Brittan: Ex-Labour MP Barbara Castle said former Home Secretary was man ‘she could not trust”, Mirror, January 24th, 2015). Castle claimed Brittan was the ‘last person you would want to give a file of the nature [the dossier given to Brittan by Geoffrey Dickens] to’; Hale himself said that files on sexual abusers at Westminster given to him by Castle, when he was editor of the Bury Messenger, were seized by Special Branch operatives and police in September 1984; this would have been three months after the rash of newspaper stories alluding to child abuse allegations against a cabinet minister

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