Power and Perversion: Leon Brittan, Greville Janner and Britain’s Establishment Abuse Scandal

Here’s a word that deserves to be better-known: cratology. It means the study of power. Who has power? How is it exercised and extended? How is it protected? These are dangerous topics, because one way to protect power is to forbid criticism of the powerful. The best scientists win Nobel prizes. The best cratologists win opprobrium.

Their insights can be applied right around the world. For example, a scandal is brewing in Britain about sex-abuse allegedly committed by powerful men from politics, law and other public institutions. In the early 1980s, a maverick Conservative MP called Geoffrey Dickens gave a dossier of alleged establishment paedophiles to the then Home Secretary, Leon Brittan. This may have been rather like giving a rabbit to a python. The rabbit would disappear. The dossier certainly did. And guess what? It is now widely alleged that Brittan himself was part of the so-called “Westminster paedophile ring” (Westminster refers to parliament in general, i.e. elected MPs, appointed Lords and government officials).

These allegations are unfortunate for Britain’s Jewish community, of which Brittan, now sitting in the House of Lords, is a prominent and widely respected member. Even more unfortunately, allegations are also swirling around another prominent member of the Jewish community, a man who might be described as Britain’s “Mr Holocaust”:

Police were blocked from arresting a high-profile Labour MP suspected of child abuse more than 20 years ago, it was claimed yesterday. Greville Janner, now Lord Janner, was interviewed by appointment as part of a major inquiry into attacks on boys at Leicestershire care homes in 1991.

The prominent politician and campaigner, who represented Leicester West, was accompanied by his solicitor and did not face charges. Detectives had taken legal advice from a senior lawyer on the rare and potentially controversial move of arresting the serving politician. This would have given them the power to search his home and offices, as well as taking his fingerprints and other evidence.

But sources close to the case told The Times [of London] that at the last minute the planned arrest was blocked. It is not known by whom. Arrangements were made instead for Lord Janner to attend a police station by appointment with his solicitor, Sir David Napley. … Lord Janner, now aged 86, faces more than 20 allegations of historic abuse at children’s homes, including claims of rape and sexual assault. They suspect he used his hobby as a magician — he is a member of the magic circle — to get close to his victims and gain their trust. One man said he was seven-years-old when the politician visited his care home and left him ‘scarred for life’ by sexually assaulting him. But in an unusual move, police have not interviewed Lord Janner under caution or arrested him over the damaging allegations.

This is despite searching his home in Golders Green, North London, and Parliamentary office during the course of their nine month inquiry. It is believed that the Labour peer’s poor health, he suffers advanced dementia, has prevented officers from speaking to him [compare the Jewish businessman Ernest Saunders, who miraculously recovered from Alzheimer’s after using the condition to leave jail early after a financial scandal]. A partial file of evidence has been sent to the Crown Prosecution Service, which is providing the police with ‘investigative advice’. Yet, some fear Lord Janner’s rapidly failing health could lead to him escaping prosecution. He has strongly denied the allegations against him in the past. …

Lord Janner, who represented Leicester North West and then Leicester West for 27 years, was made a life peer on his retirement from Parliament in 1997. The father-of-three, whose wife of more than 40 years died in 1996, became a barrister in 1954 and was appointed a QC [Queen’s Counsellor] in 1971. He is associated with a number of Jewish organisations, having served as president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews from 1978 to 1984.

He chairs the Holocaust Educational Trust and is vice-president of the World Jewish Congress. The Labour peer is described on his website as ‘a key international figure in efforts to seek compensation and restitution for Holocaust victims.’ (Police to probe why arrest of Labour MP Lord Janner over child abuse accusations 20 years ago was ‘blocked’, The Daily Mail, 9th August 2014)

“Child abuse” and “paedophilia” aren’t the most accurate terms in this scandal. What Brittan and Janner are accused of is something more specific: paederasty, or sexual abuse of boys. The scandal involves two minorities that are fixtures in the diversity establishment: Jews and homosexuals, both of whom portray themselves as victims of prejudice and oppression. The mainstream media constantly proclaim that “antisemitism” and “homophobia” are damning examples of how the majority unfairly stereotype vulnerable minorities.

But if the allegations prove true, men from these minorities will be revealed not as victims but as victimizers, part of powerful networks preying on powerless boys from children’s homes. This may be why the British establishment is investigating the allegations so slowly and incompetently. An official enquiry has been announced, but both the women appointed to head it have proved unsuitable.

When a government is forced to call a public inquiry, it almost invariably summons a judge or senior lawyer from the liberal Establishment in the expectation that he or she will come up with the ‘right’ recommendations. So it was that, when in July [2014] the Home Secretary Theresa May finally assented to a major inquiry into historical sex abuse among Establishment figures, she turned to an 80-year-old former judge, Baroness Butler-Sloss.

This is the way things operate: the Establishment looks after its own. Unfortunately, Mrs May overlooked the fact that Lady Butler-Sloss’s brother, Sir Michael Havers, had been Attorney General [chief government lawyer] in the 1980s, and may have turned a blind eye to the very scandals she was supposed to investigate. Against the wishes of the Home Office, she honourably stood down.

Whereupon Mrs May conjured up another Establishment figure, Fiona Woolf, a high-flying solicitor who is also Lord Mayor of London. Ms Woolf told the Commons Home Affairs Committee on Tuesday: ‘I am not a member of the Establishment.’ If she isn’t, who on Earth is?

It’s now clear that Ms Woolf is even more compromised than Lady Butler-Sloss, because she is friends with Lord Brittan, a central character in the drama. As Home Secretary in 1983, Lord (Leon) Brittan was handed a dossier by the then-Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens into the alleged involvement of VIP figures in a child sex ring. This explosive document was either lost or destroyed by the Home Office. It’s surely obvious that Ms Woolf, virtuous and truthful though she must be, should stand aside. In a letter published on Tuesday, she disclosed she has dined with Lord Brittan and his wife five times since 2008. She had also had coffee with Lady Brittan on a ‘small number of occasions’, and sat on an advisory board with Lord Brittan.

These revelations were contained in a letter written to Theresa May with the help (believe it or not) of officials from Mrs May’s own department. That doesn’t sound entirely regular, does it? Why can’t Ms Woolf write her own letters? Since this concocted missive was despatched, a photograph has emerged of Fiona Woolf chatting to Lady Brittan at a prize-giving last October. Ms Woolf stands accused of misleading the Home Affairs Select Committee on Tuesday by omitting to mention this meeting. People will wonder how many other undeclared ones took place. …

Why can’t Mrs May and Ms Woolf understand they are undermining the inquiry? After all the cover-ups associated with practically every Establishment sex scandal, the one thing that was needed is transparency. Instead, we have the suspicion, however misplaced, that Lord Brittan will somehow be spared. (Ms Woolf’s memory lapse and why I fear an Establishment cover-up over the paedophile scandal, The Daily Mail, 23rd October 2014)

In the end Fiona Woolf had to resign too and at present the enquiry is stalled and without a chairman. Powerful people still seem to want the truth suppressed. Meanwhile, the rumours about the scandal grow even more lurid. It has been alleged that murders were committed, first of boys during “paedophile orgies,” then of investigators trying to expose the abuse. Interestingly, one of those making the latter allegations is the MP John Mann, the pro-Jewish campaigner I discussed in “Architects of Annihilation.” He has given another dossier of alleged establishment abusers to the police. The dossier discusses “five VIP paedophile rings” and names “22 politicians, including three serving MPs” and “13 ex-ministers.”

What is Mann up to? I don’t know. Perhaps he’s merely being an impartial public servant. Or perhaps he’s trying to muddy the water. It’s hard to believe that he isn’t acting in what he sees as the best interests of Jews. What does MI5, the British home intelligence agency, know? A lot more than they are revealing, I’d suggest.

It’s wise to be sceptical about these allegations. But criminal conspiracies certainly take place in the British establishment. It is now known that the late Jeremy Thorpe, once leader of the Liberal party, did indeed conspire to murder a troublesome former lover called Norman Scott in the 1970s. The British establishment then conspired to get Thorpe off when he was put on trial.

This story too is not good for Britain’s official religion of oligolatry, or the worship of minorities. Thorpe was a closeted homosexual whose second wife, Marion Stein, was Jewish and who called for White-run Rhodesia to be bombed when it declared independence from Britain in 1965.

The Jewish community is very powerful in British politics. So are homosexuals. Both Jews and homosexuals are at the heart of the Westminster sex-abuse scandal, which seems to have been a product of “gay liberation” in the 1970s. Where America had NAMBLA, or the North American Man-Boy Love Association, Britain had PIE, or the Paedophile Information Exchange, which sought to lower or even abolish the age of sexual consent. It had links with the Gay Liberation Front and the Campaign for Homosexual Equality. Before it was disbanded in 1984, PIE was dominated by homosexual paedophiles, who seem prepared to collaborate on sexual abuse in a way White heterosexual paedophiles typically don’t. One important member of PIE was the “British diplomat and intelligence operative” Sir Peter Hayman, KCMG, CVO, MBE, who was protected by the establishment like Jeremy Thorpe and perhaps Lord Brittan and Lord Janner too.

Other powerful and important men belonged to PIE and used the organization to organize and conceal their sex-crimes. The notorious BBC sex-criminal Jimmy Savile, one of Britain’s most famous men in the 1970s and 1980s, used his power and establishment contacts in a similar way, although he typically committed his crimes as an individual and in an opportunistic way. But look at what appears in the book In Plain Sight (2014), a biography of Savile published since his death:

“We were all in the racket business,” he [Savile] said of a period in which [the Yorkshire city of Leeds’] black market went into overdrive. He claimed to have learned much from the city’s growing Jewish population, many of whom were first-generation Jews who had fled the Third Reich. “They used to fascinate me,” he said of watching the newcomers carving out their living on the markets. “All they knew about was being successful.” … “What’s this?” I asked, pointing to a seven-branched, silver candelabra. “It’s a Menorah, a Jewish sacred symbol,” he said. “I did the Jews a favour in London and so they got special permission from the Chief Rabbi to give me something.” He picked it up and read the inscription: “Presented to Jimmy Savile Esq, in appreciation and esteem.” (Op. cit.)

But powerless and unimportant men have also been able to get away with organized sex-crime in modern Britain. And the gang-rapists of Rotherham, Oxford, Telford and many other British cities are heterosexual, not homosexual. What explains their prolonged immunity from prosecution? Well, they belong to another minority much loved by the establishment: the non-White Muslim community. That’s why their crimes were ignored for so long.

While these vibrant criminals were committing rape on an industrial scale, the Jewish anti-fascist Liz Fekete was fighting hard to keep their crimes covered up by portraying whistleblowers as racists and bigots. In 2012, she wrote this:

There is, as you will know, a long history of racialising sex crimes in this country — Jews being associated with paedophilia in the 1930s, West Indians with pimping in the 1950s and now the focus has shifted to Muslim ‘groomers’. And statistics (just like attitude surveys) are not scientific and neutral but can be manipulated to suit an argument. … It recalled for me the time in the 1980s when the media and the fascists were creating the spectre of the ‘black mugger’ and the Metropolitan police added to the moral panic by isolating ‘assault or threat of violence upon a person, especially with intent to rob’ from all street crime and then providing the ethnicity of the perpetrators. Then, young African-Caribbean men were being accused of racially-motivated attacks on ‘little white old ladies’ in much the same way as Muslims as a whole are accused of anti-white sex crimes. (Grooming: an open letter to Nick Lowles, The Institute of Race Relations, 15th November 2012)

Feteke was writing about stereotypes applied by the majority to saintly minorities: Jews, West Indians and Muslims. She decried the way Jews were “associated with paedophilia in the 1930s.” But Lords Brittan and Janner prove that the association exists in the 21st century too. American Jeffrey Epstein is another example:

The rise and fall of Jeffrey Epstein, Wall Street investment banker turned disgraced sex offender, could be a plot line in an F Scott Fitzgerald novel. … Profiting from the 1980s boom, Epstein quickly amassed his own fortune. Often referred to as a billionaire, Epstein’s true net worth remains unknown — in part because much of his wealth is concealed, according to Forbes, in a financial entity in the US Virgin Islands, a tax shelter where he owns his own private island. …

With huge wealth came great influence, and Epstein built friendships with powerful figures in the establishment: celebrities, politicians, business moguls and royalty. His list of clients has never been publicly disclosed, although it is well known that one is the [Jewish] billionaire retail magnate Les Wexner, whose empire includes the Victoria’s Secret chain. …

Epstein was arrested in 2005, after the stepmother of a 14-year-old girl told Florida police he had paid $200 for an erotic massage with her daughter, and later became the subject of an FBI investigation. By the following year prosecutors said they had identified 40 young women who may have been illegally procured by Epstein. Dozens of his alleged victims are reported to have settled with Epstein out of court.

The federal inquiry was eventually dropped after Epstein negotiated a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to a relatively minor state charge relating to soliciting paid sex with a minor. He served 13 months of an 18-month sentence and is now a registered sex offender.

A lawsuit against the US government brought by two of Epstein’s alleged victims, who are unhappy with the terms of the plea deal, has been ongoing for more than six years. In the latest twist, lawyers for the two women filed a motion in a Florida court this week attempting to add two new plaintiffs to the case. That document surfaces new allegations against Epstein and his associates.

The motion portrays Epstein as running a “sexual abuse ring”, loaning out underage women to “prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders”. Epstein’s lawyers did not respond to repeated requests for comment but others identified in the court document have strenuously denied the woman’s accusation.

Those forcefully rejecting the allegations contained in the court filing on Friday include Prince Andrew, the Duke of York . His friendship with Epstein stems back to the early 1990s. Epstein was also a friend of Andrew’s former wife, Sarah Ferguson, once lending her £15,000 to reduce some of her debts. Ferguson later said she regretted taking Epstein’s money, which she described as “a gigantic error of judgment”. (Jeffrey Epstein: rise and fall of the teacher turned tycoon, The Guardian, 2nd January 2015)

Epstein got off lightly, serving only 13 months of an 18-month sentence for the one count of soliciting prostitution that he pleaded guilty to rather than the far more serious crimes of unlawful sex acts with a minor and lewd and lascivious molestation — a deal that angered the police. (Records in the case are sealed, so it’s not possible to determine the scope of the accusations against him.) Someone who knew fewer secrets and with less money might therefore have served a much longer sentence.  A prominent member of Epstein’s legal team that negotiated Epstein’s deal was Epstein’s “close friend” Alan Dershowitz. The plea bargain included a clause giving all of Epstein’s associates immunity from prosecution. That  includes Dershowitz, who now stands accused of participating in sexual escapades with under-age girls. Will Dershowitz waive his immunity?

Perhaps not likely. Dershowitz is threatening to initiate disbarment proceedings against the plaintiffs’s attorneys. One of the attorneys representing the plaintiffs is Paul Cassell, a University of Utah professor of law and a former federal judge. The other is Bradley Edwards, a Florida attorney.

Cassell and Edwards however did not respond in kind and said that they would confine their statements to court filings “out of respect for the court’s desire to keep this case from being litigated in the press.” They noted however that they have “tried to depose Mr. Dershowitz on these subjects, although he has avoided those deposition requests. Nevertheless, we would be pleased to consider any sworn testimony and documentary evidence Mr. Dershowitz would like to provide which he contends would refute any of our allegations.” In other words, they are saying that if Dershowitz wants to refute these allegations, he should do so under oath.  …

If any of these women allege (as reported) that Dershowitz was one of the men who has sex with them as minors, it is hard to see how the attorneys could be accused unless Dershowitz is seriously claiming that they are knowingly trying to help extort money from him or filing false papers. Cassell does not have a reputation for such actions. Indeed, he is highly respected as an advocate and an academic. …

The association of these men with Jeffrey Epstein is itself shocking. At best, Epstein is a convicted sex offender and a truly creepy character. (Shortly after his release from prison, he was quoted as denying that he is a real criminal and said “I’m not a sexual predator, I’m an ‘offender’. It’s the difference between a murderer and a person who steals a bagel.”). Those accused will hardly benefit by the association with such a character but the allegations obviously go well beyond the “bad friends” problem. In [Bill]Clinton’s case, [Virginia] Roberts details how she was required to be at a dinner with Clinton where he and Epstein had a lively time. However, she did not personally see Clinton take advantage of two girls that were also at the dinner and appeared underaged. Nevertheless, the allegation of a former president having dinner with underaged girls at the house of someone later convicted of sex crimes could be viewed as itself defamatory if untrue. (Jonathan Turley, “Harvard Law Professor Dershowitz Threatens Utah Law Professor Cassell With Disbarment Action“)

Cratologists can find rich material for study in the Epstein scandal, just as they can in the Westminster sex scandal. Henry Kissinger once said that power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. It also seems to be an excellent cloak for sex-crime. And while the truth about the powerful has been concealed, the mainstream media have constantly spun lies about ordinary White men: the gang-rapists of Duke Lacrosse and the University of Virginia never existed.

In reality, sex-criminals are not overwhelmingly blond. Power-abusing politicians and hate-inciting journalists aren’t necessarily blond either. For proof of that, just take a look at Lord Brittan, Lord Janner and Sabrina Rubin Erdley, the woman behind the UVA rape-hoax. A cratologist should find it easy to see what’s going on.

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