So let’s see: Tom Watson MP, prime parliamentary mover behind the hacking enquiry raises questions about high level paedophile rings in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, questions which involve the curious reluctance of the police to work on the available evidence. He notes that he has also been informed that the Met held large quantities of “material suggesting that Jimmy Savile was a predatory paedophile” but did not act on it.
The Sun, a newspaper whose hacks and executives have been arrested on various charges of corruption pertaining to the hacking enquiries, has meanwhile been engaged in gleeful self-interested baiting of the BBC over Savile, which in itys turn has earned it. The Sun of course is notorious for its smearing of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster, and today we learn that the cop who boasted about working with media about this has finally had to resign. Bettinson worked with the South Yorkshire force on this, um, project, a force whose mutual collusion in perverting the course of justice over events at the Orgreave mass picket during the miner’s strike of 1984 provided a kind of dress rehearsal for the Hillsborough cover up.
Watson’s evidence for his parliamentary question is reprised, in part, in this article from 1998 by Nick Davies, the man who did most to uncover the hacking scandal. The piece also demonstrates at least one important reason why Jimmy Savile got away with it: because child rapists often do get away with it, especially well connected and powerful child rapists.
All we need now is something connecting Savile to the Daniel Morgan murder. Then we’ll have reached the Octopus moment.