THE LONG STRANGE, SAGA OF LEON BRITTAN

An extended and extremely important article by Tim Tate on Leon Brittan.

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Written by journalist and filmmaker Tim Tate and reproduced in full with permission. Originally posted – timtate.co.uk

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Over recent months two separate police forces have been carrying out enquiries into a snippet of 30-year-old gossip about a dead man. The Met and North Yorkshire Police have been interviewing people who, in the early to mid 1980s, heard a rumour that the then Home Secretary Leon Brittan had molested a young boy at a weekend retreat. I am one of them.

There are a number of oddities to this story, and, together with the rest of the strange saga of Leon Brittan, they shine a light on the frustratingly opaque progress of historic child sex abuse investigations. They also provide a litmus test for Lord Justice Goddard’s Independent panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

The rumour first.   In the early 1980s I was a researcher on Roger Cook’s BBC…

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2 Comments on “THE LONG STRANGE, SAGA OF LEON BRITTAN”

  1. THE Needle is run by an MP I have stopped following them


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