Monday, September 09, 2013

The Paedophile MP: How Cyril Smith Got Away with It

From the Dispatches page on Channel 4's website:
Liberal MP Cyril Smith was knighted in life and celebrated in death. Behind this public face, Dispatches reporter Liz MacKean investigates Smith's paedophilia and uncovers the inaction by police officers, Security Services, politicians and the Crown Prosecution Service, which allowed Smith to abuse for decades. 
MacKean speaks to victims, police officers and colleagues, and unearths previously hidden investigation files to reveal why Smith's crimes were ignored and how one of Britain's most famous politicians was protected by the establishment.
The programme will be shown on Thursday 12 September at 11.05 p.m.


Anonymous said...

Having seen Chris Huhne minimising his offending on Newsnight and now this I am reminded LibDems seem very flawed in picking leaders over many years.

Huhne reminded me of when I was a probation officer the way some long time offenders seem to find it impossible to see things from the point of view of non criminal folk.

Huhne was justifying his actions because lots do it, not realising that the reason there are regulations to restrict the driving of people who speed is to save lives.

Anonymous said...

Cyril Smith committed many of the offences as a Labour Alderman. Which gave him access.