Welcome to another week at Researching Reform, and on the cusp of the nation’s child abuse inquiry getting underway.
As anger mounts over the government’s refusal to publicly release the names of four newly discovered historic files related to child abuse which were found by the government over a month ago, the concern over whether a VIP paedophile ring within Westminster existed, and perhaps still exists, remains unaddressed.
It is well documented that an organisation called the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), which was funded by the government and included several high-profile politicians, one of whom was Sir Peter Hayman – the man who has since been identified as the subject of the latest file on child abuse – was set up to encourage sexual activity between adults and minors.
At the time, several members of this pro-paedophilia group were charged with possessing child pornography and with printing contact advertisements in the magazine, MagPIE which were calculated to promote indecent acts between adults and children.
Whilst the government has promised to hand over the newly found files to the relevant inquiries and other authorities, it remains unclear just how much the establishment knows about child abuse within government circles, and whether their political ambitions are getting in the way of the truth.
Our question to you then, is just this: do you think the nation’s Inquiry into child sexual abuse should start their investigations within central government?