Published on November 10th, 2012 | by admin0
Scallywag: Boys, Pimlico
In 1993, Scallywag magazine printed a rumour that John Major, the UK Prime Minister, was having an affair.
The New Statesman magazine referred to the rumours.
Major and Currie had four-year affair
John major sued and won his case.
It was later revealed that John Major had had an affair with a certain Jewish politician.
In 1994 Scallywag had a story about the Conservative politician Julian Lewis.
Lewis sued and won his case.
Simon Regan – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The following is part of an article written in 2000 by the editor of Scallywag magazine, Simon Regan.
Source: Organized Rage
The Waterhouse Report
By Simon Regan.
…The report suggests there is ‘no evidence’ that Freemasonry had anything to do with the scandal.
Yet there were two inadequate and inconclusive police inquiries, including one into a senior officer, by a force in North Wales riddled with freemasons…
In the early nineties, in the now defunct Scallywag magazine, which I founded, we interviewed in some depth twelve former inmates at Bryn Estyn who had all been involved in the Wrexham paedophile ring…
Two of these young men, who had been 14-years-old at the time, swore they had been not only introduced to the paedophile ring operating in the Crest Hotel in Wrexham but had later been escorted on three or four occasions to an address in Pimlico where they were further abused.
Pimlico in London.
We took them separately to Pimlico and asked them to point out the building where this had taken place.
They were both positive in their identification.
It turned out to be the private flat of a well known …. lobbyist … involved with the ‘cash for questions’ scandal.
At the time we ran a story entitled ‘Boys for Questions’ and named several prominent members of the then Thatcher government.
These allegations went to the very top of the Tory party, yet there was a curious and almost ominous lack of writs.
The lobbyist was a notorious ‘queen’ who specialised in gay parties with a ‘political mix’ in the Pimlico area – most convenient to the Commons – and which included selected flats in Dolphin Square.
The two young men were able to give us very graphic descriptions of just what went on, including acts of buggery, and alleged that they were only two of many from children’s homes other than North Wales.
There was, to my certain knowledge, at least one resignation from the Conservative office in Smith Square once we had published our evidence and named names.
MI6 spy Gareth Williams, 31, was found locked inside a bag at his flat in Pimlico, south London, on August 23, 2010.
Subsequently, over a rent dispute which is still a matter of litigation, Dr. Julian Lewis, now Conservative MP for New Forest (East) but then deputy head of research at Conservative Central Office in Smith Square, managed to purchase the contents of our offices, which included all our files.
It had been alleged that we owed rent, which we disputed, but under a court order the landlords were able to change the locks and seize our assets which included all our files, including those we had made on paedophiles. It was apparently quite legal, but it was most certainly a dirty trick.
All of a sudden very private information, some of it even privileged between ourselves and our lawyer during the John Major libel action, was being published in selected, pro-Conservative sections of the media.
Subsequently, during a court case initiated by Lewis, I was able in my defence to seek discovery of documents and asked to see the seized files.
The paedophile papers were missing…
The real trouble about exposing paedophiles is that former victims of child abuse make lousy witnesses…
By the very nature of the abuse, when they are rudely shoved out into the wide world (one of the witnesses, Stephen Messham, for example, was released on his sixteenth birthday on Christmas day after two years of abuse, and had to sleep rough on the streets for four and a half months), they are often deeply psychologically disturbed.
Some of the extreme cases commit suicide, many more were sexually disorientated in the worst possible way.
Some became gay prostitutes, others drug addicts…
It was all very well for us to take statements from former victims in the cosy atmosphere of a pub lunch, but put them up against an agile and eminent QC whose sole task is to discredit them, and they quickly crumble, even break down in tears.
Many former victims now have criminal records of some kind, owing almost exclusively to the abuse itself, and the barrister will brutally exploit this as evidence that the witness is unreliable and tainted.
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Faced with the choice of a clearly neurotic young man who quickly falls down in the witness box, and a smooth, experienced, erudite and often highly respected culprit, juries tend to give the accused the benefit of the doubt.
I watched it in the now famous Court 13 at the High Court during the libel action between former Supt. Gordon Anglesey and Private Eye (and others) when, despite the fact that under cross examination, Anglesey had to admit that his evidence did not correspond with his own notebooks, the ‘other side’ subsequently tore the five main prosecution witnesses to pieces in a monumental act of judicial harassment.
Like the whole story of child abuse in North Wales and elsewhere, it broke my heart.
Simon Regan (now deceased) was editor of Scallywag Magazine.