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Chancellor Darling's PBR Cancels Christmas And The Future

Both the USA and Britain are in a debt crisis that dwarfs the catastrophe of climate change. Other developed nations are crippled by debt and their Public Sector Borrowing Requirement but not completely hamstrung yet. Read how government borrowing by means of selling bonds to finance out of control public spendingis dragging us into the abyss.

Chancellor Darling PBR Cancels Christmas And The Future
by Ian R Thorpe
2009-12-16
CREATIVE COMMONS: Attribute, non commercial, no derivs.
KEYWORDS: economy, crisis, finance, debt, interest, currecny, inflation, gold, markets, government, politics, bank, nations

. At this time last year we wrote in our other journal Boggart Blog "Chancellor darling you saved our Christmas" after the Chancellor's 2.5% cut in VAT enabled us all to stop worrying about the economic crisis, climate change, war, the future and everything and enjoy the festive season. Or so the government's spin machine would have had us believe.

This year however, now that we have had time to digest the Pre Budget Report (PBR) Chancellor Darling delivered a couple of weeks ago in which he spoke optimistically of the prospects of a recovery, a return to growth and the restoration of our right to borrow money and spend insanely in the pursuit of happiness. And having tried to digest the mix of your optimistic words and the unpalatable figures they served to conceal it is clear Mr. Darling was not just being economical with the truth but downright miserly.

The fact is the government can only se a way out of its debt crisis by forcing us all into such deep debt our lives will be owned by our creditors and we will be reduced to a state resembling medieval serfdom.

The economic miracle of this country's transformation between 1979 and 2007 from a nation that made and sold stuff to a nation that sold debt and pulled wealth out of a top had was an illusion. There was no economic miracle, just a willingness on the part of government and the banks to borrow from the future in order to finance growth. The labour party having performed that trick more successfully since 1997 that the Conservatives did between 1979 and 1997 are now trying to hoodwink us with it again. Along with the global carbon taxes that will be proposed in whatever political confidence trick emerges from the Copenhagen Climate Conference, the only plan governments in the developed world have to deal with the financial meltdown is to get us all borrowing to spend again.

How can they do that? By borrowing money of course. The trick might have stood some chance of success were anybody still willing to lend at favourable interests rates. That is what these governments are trying to do. It will not work because the international banks whose success was built on investing in assets that had no substance, i.e. bundles of debt secured against assets the value of which had been inflated beyond reality for accounting purposes, specifically to make dodgy balance sheets look good and facilitate more borrowing.

The global economy, that economic perpetual motion engine the politicians and academics promised would lead humanity through the next stage in our "ascent to the light" was in fact nothing but a gigantic Ponzi scheme. So long as money keeps being pumped in the investors can be paid their dividend and so long as the investors are getting their money they are happy are happy.

Sounds perfect, too good to be true in fact. So where did it all go wrong.

Things began to go wrong a long time ago, before anyone outside the world of economics academe had heard of Milton Friedman or monetarism. We could finger 1971, the year the USA abandoned the gold standard but that would be a bit unfair. Giving up the pretence that at a secret location somewhere in he USA there existed a heavily guarded vault where was stored THE GOLD. This myth of THE GOLD allowed people to believe there was a bit of gold in that vault for every United States Dollar in circulation. The myth was what enable the world to have confidence in the $US as the world's trading currency. Strangely for years after the American government had finally admitted, as other governments had decades earlier that there was no enough gold in the world to underwrite all the dollars in circulation.

Everything has a value, the economists said, so why not underwrite bank notes with stuff. Instead of the words printed on currency notes, "I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of " implying a promise to give the person holding the bank note a bit of gold so tiny that as sure as eggs are eggs they would lose it on the way home why not promise to give them some eggs or cheese or butter or a car or bricks or coal or potatoes. The idea sounded great on paper, it would free commodities to find their own value in the markets and trade would increase for ever as people traded stuff using paper as the means of exchange.

It soon became clear that like the banknotes nobody could swap for a bit of gold, the new economic policy was not worth the paper it was printed on.

What nobody had noticed however was that while we were all swapping our lives for bits of paper somebody else, somebody too clever by half but lacking life experience in the real world, had thought that instead of earning a modest but steady living by making real stuff we could leave all that dirty hands work to the developing nations like China, India and Japan while we all got rich selling each other money.

There was a problem with this. Because we had to buy all our stuff from China, India and Japan and all those places we had exported our manufacturing industry to we owed them a lot of money. So what did we do we borrowed money (or to put it a more technical way, we sold bonds which is a way of borrowing from the future) to pay our bills. And who bought the bonds? China, India and Japan and all those countries to which we had outsourced the task of catering to our expensive consumer habit. Because the west has allowed manufacturing to decline so much the money we are happy to sell to and buy from each other isn't very appealing to the manufacturing nations of the east. We have forgotten how markets work and our creditors are no dummies. "We don't want your money, every time you pay for stuff with your money we find the value has dropped so we can buy less off the stuff we need like oil, iron, copper. You must pay the interest you owe on our bond holdings in GOLD.

You may see for yourselves what is happening. Every month when the interest payments on government bonds falls due there is a spike in the gold price as western nations have to pay whatever is asked in order to buy enough gold to avoid default on their obligations. And who do you think owns the gold we must buy every month to pay China, India and Japan the interest we owe them? China, India and Japan or course.

So we could look at the day the world's most powerful economy admitted the myth of THE GOLD as the point when the current problems started. Or we could look further back. Someone once said those who do not learn from history's mistakes are condemned to repeat them. Politicians are notorious for not learning from history's mistakes. They prefer to rewrite history books rather than reading them (this is particularly true of politicians of the left.)

If we look back at other recessions we see a pattern emerge. It is when employment figures come out of freefall and level off, when stock markets stabilise and begin to climb out of the abyss and when economics ministers announce the economy has turned the corner and is set to expand rapidly as the national economy continues its climb onward and upward that the real trouble starts. This time it is wore than it has ever been before and much worse for Britain than for America, Canada, Australia and other industrialised nations of the EU. Britain's economic meltdown has been exacerbated by the way that as well as following policies that inflated a debt led bubble economy Gordon Brown in his years as both Prime Minister and Chancellor has enthusiastically followed the Thatcherite policy of selling off national assets to fund government vanity projects.

When Chancellor darling now talks of rebuilding the economy he forgets we will have to sell bonds money from China, India, Japan and the rest to buy the building materials. And the interest on those debts will add to the national indebtedness which is on the point of starting to expand exponentially.

How come The Daily Stirrer is the only place you will read such a pessimistic analysis. How come the mainstream media are not tearing the government apart in a bloodfest you ask.

Easy, this journal is written by a bunch of old gits who no longer need to earn a living and a few young mavericks who have been let down by the government and see their aspirations evaporating (and we will protect their identities at all costs). It costs about 10 a month to keep The Daily Stirrer online which will not break any of us and so we can say what we like. Newspapers run on debt, they are at the mercy of their creditors, the banks. The banks, like the government want to persuade you to start borrowing against the future to fund lavish lifestyles again in order to kick start the economy. Independent television is in the same boat. The BBC while nominally independent is at the mercy of the government which only has to threaten to divert funds from television licence fees elsewhere to head off to honest a critique of the government's mismanagement of the economy.

OK so now you will have enough faith in us to want to know more. What will happen in 2010? The big danger is inflation. The value of the GB and the US$ have fallen in real terms by about 25% in 2009 against vital commodities such as grain and metals. America has its own problems with the arrested adolescents in The White House still believing the economy runs on monopoly money, meanwhile in the UK the global financial markets have already shown their concern at Chancellor darling's plans to return the economy to grown and to fund the month on month deficit by borrowing. Prices of UK bonds in world markets have fallen sharply. Now the way bonds work is that when prices fall the interest rate effectively rises. Also a fall in the price undermines confidence in the currency and economy. So the Bank Of England has to buy in its own bonds to keep the price up. We are in a tailspin, each time we borrow money by selling bonds just to stay afloat we ensure a need to borrow more money to pay the interest on our borrowings.

There have been noises about Britain losing its credit rating, AAA with Standard and Poor's, the highest. Even fears of that happening are enough to prompt our creditors to seek higher interest rates when they buy our bonds. So we are heading for a situation where the need to buy in our bonds that pay low interest in order to stop the currency collapsing we are selling bonds on which in the future the nation must pay a higher rate of interest. Anybody with UK bond holdings and some spare cash to invest is going to run hands together gleefully and say "Yes, we'll have some of that."

This article does not begin to cover a hundredth part of the trouble the UK economy is in and we do not know yet how many more problems Gordon Brown will create by promising to give vast sums annually to poor nations to help combat climate change.

Do not be fooled by the optimistic noises about the economy being made by the government and bankers. The only way they can possibly get us out of his mess in by selling al least half of us into slavery or medieval serfdom.

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Fresh allegations have emerged regarding the systematic sexual abuse of Chil;dren in Rochdale. This time the story focuses not on the Pakistani men at the centre of the abuse gangs, but the political cover up by Labour and Liberal Democrat elected officials on Rochdale Metrtoplitan Borough Council who, it is claimed orchestrated the cover-up by Labour and Liberal Democrat Party officials in the Greater Manchester Area.

Obama and FUKUS Axis Air Strikes On ISIS Will Make Things Worse
The bombing of ISIS, the Islamic State is well under way in Iraq and Syria, and as predicted the American, British and French led campaign is already making things worse for civilians among whom the ISIS fighters are dispersed. And of course, far from making the west safer, it is stirring up more hatred against us in the Islamic world.

Bad News for the alarmists: 'Missing Heat' from Non-Existent 'Global Warming' isn't Hiding in the Ocean After All
The already mortaly wounded cause of climate taxes alarmism has bean dealt another blow in a new study published by a NASA research project carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, USA.
Satellite observations and empirical measurements gathered by Argo temperature probes enabled the NASA team to calculate temperature variations and thermal expansion in ocean waters over 6000 feet deep.

Evil Labour Government Helped Private Companies Profit From NHS
If you live in Heywood and Middleton and were thinking of voting for the greedy, paedophile loving, elitists' party, Labour because you have been taken in by the lies peddled at the Labour conference that the wicked Tories plan to privatize the NHS, think again.

UK Health Watchdog: Studies Show Mobile Phones Cause Brain Tumours
Over the past last two years, following publication of metastudies like World Health Organisation's International Agency For Research On Cancer report on the effects of radio frequency electromagnetic waves, there is new evidence that mobile phones use can be dangerous to our health. A less technical summary of that is available from Cancer Research UK. Wireless phones, even those DECT systems you use with your landline so you can wander around with the handset, emit radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) when in use...

Another EU Wannabe Declares War On Free Speech A very dangerous and worrying trend, which has been gathering momentum for some time, has entered a new dimension in recent weeks. Political and business leaders around the world are blatantly calling for the censorship on reporting and discussing news in terms that are 'unhelpful' to their aims and ambitions along with further restrictions on free speech.

US Centre for Disease Control Opposes Blocking Air Travel from West Africa to Stop Ebola Right of return and gender dimension more important than stopping spread of disease? Well that sounds about right for the admistration of The Rent Boy President. Always put acting in a politically correct way before common sense. How about this for a totally fickwitted attempt to deal with a crisis (or mayve a smart but totally evil way to create a crisis.

Another Big Result For The 'Conspiracy Theorists' - US CIA Corrupts Western Journalists.
Ever wondered why anybody trying to report news truthfully or initiate intelligent discussion is branded a conspiracy theorist, especially if their news or opinion is critical of the American government of American business interests? Read the content of this page and you will know a lot more about what is going on.

The Crminalisation Of Dissent
There is a growing trend in what we like to think of as the free world to curtail civil rights, transfer national sovereignty from elected law making bodies to supra national bureaucracies and enact new laws restricting free speech and press freedom. Largely fictitious threats such as terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism and climate change are being used to justify this. but are the levels of risk sufficient to justify the destruction of democracy?

EU Kommisar Admits Brussels Is At War With Democracy
The German EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger, in an astonishing rant accused "bishops, non-governmental organizations and "Ami-Go-Home-Altgruppen" (whatever they are) of undemocratic agitation against the EU's free trade agreements. Oettinger was referring to the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) the undemocratic deal being negotiated in secret between the European Union and the corporate paymasters who control the US Administration.

Proof Bill Gates is Linked to Ebola as it Hits Dallas, Texas?
Ebola fever has landed in America and predictably sparked panic (see headline). The question evert=yone asks is: "How much danger are me and my family in." The questions they should be asking are: "Why does the US Government Department Of Defense hold a patent on the Ebola virus; and: Why has a team from Tulane University and the US Department of Defence biological weapons research project been experimenting on the Ebola virus for several years?

Surveillance Society Ever had that feeling you are being watched, unseen eyes are monitoring your every move, recording your every action, even knowing what you think. We live in a surveillance society but few really understand how intrusive the activiries of the watchers are. Welcome to the Panopticon. Jeremy Bentham's ideal prison has become a metaphor for the world we have created.

New Global Crisis Imminen, New Geneva Report Warns The Geneva Report refers to a “poisonous combination of high and rising global debt and slowing nominal GDP [gross domestic product], driven by both slowing real growth and falling inflation”. The total burden of world debt, private and public, has risen from 160 per cent of national income in 2001 to almost 200 per cent after the crisis struck in 2009 and 215 per cent in 2013. “Contrary to widely held beliefs, the world has not yet begun to delever and the global debt to GDP ratio is still growing, breaking new highs,” the report said.

Farage Reckless Facing Rabid Left Wing Fanatics
Following the defection to UKIP of Conservative MP Mark Reckless, who yesterday shocked the media and political establishment (everyone else knew it was on the cards.) by announcing his switch from con to Kipper from the podium at the closing session of UKIP's conference, the Kippers latest recruit and his new leader yesterday faced angry but ineffectual protests

Vaclav Klaus, the free world's last honest politician: the West’s lies about Russia are monstrous.
There are few people in politics who will say in public the things that really think, thanks to the hypersensitivity of the American political establishment and their enthusiasm for bombing the crap out of anyone who upsets members of their anointed minorities. Its refreshing then to learn of comments made by veteran Czech Republic leader, putting the boot into the cowardly mealy mouthed sum who pass for conservative and libertarian politicians in the English Speaking countries.

Why Do Government Information Technology Projects always Screw Up? Because Everything Governmrent Touches Becomes Political
While scientists burble excitedly about the internet of things, computer-brain interfaces that will enable the government to control us from data centres, creating human / computers hybrids and other science fantasy rubbish as if any of it stands a chance of becoming reality, government Information Technology managers, with almost unlimited resources at their disposal, can't even manage to cobble together a simple database and search routine. The failure of the e borders project is the latest in a long line of screw ups.

Ukip takes on free market corporatists: Britain's immigration debate gets interesting
Immigration was the subject of the big debate at UKIP's conference in doncaster today. With the Rotherham paedophile scandal which involved Muslim men in the immigrant community abusing young white girls as open sore in South Yorkshire politics at the moment the topic was long overdue for serious debate. One of the reasons the Rotherham scandal happened was the politically correct left scremed racism whenever issue was raised. Immigrants are not above the law.

The Third Gulf War Has Started - Should Britain Get Involved
For the third time in twenty five years a British Prime ~Minister has led the nation into a war in Iraq. It's understandable that Iraquis might be a bit pissed off with us. This time the threat is not a brutal dictator like Saddam hussein or Muammar Gadaffi, the Libyan leader we helped depose, but Islamic State, a concept, an idea, but also a rabble of bloodthirsty maniacs funded by European and American money, aremed with European and American weapons and trained by European and American 'military advisers.

War In Iraq? Lard Bombs Away (SATIRE)
As usual Boggart Blog is totally against Britain becoming embroiled in another sectarian conflict in the middle east (the theme tune of which will be I Hate You Babe by Sunni and Shia.) But rather than send our clapped out, thirty year old warplanes to fire rockets and heavy calibre cannons and drop bombs on the IS, bearing in mind these guys are all fundamentalist Muslims we have a better idea. We can beat the Islamic State without shedding HUMAN blood.

Derbyshire Chief Constable Claims He Was Forbidden To Arrest Former Labour Minister Or Search His Home">South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Shaun Wright Finally Resigns Over Rotherham Child Abuse Scandal
Police chiefs blocked a paedophile probe into a top politician 25 years ago, one of the country’s most senior officers said yesterday. Derbyshire Chief Constable Mick Creedon was serving as a detective sergeant in Leicestershire when allegations surfaced against Labour MP Greville Janner in 1989. Mr Creedon said he was ordered to limit his inquiries into the MP, now Lord Janner of Braunstone.

Disaster Dave's Latest Screw Up On The International Stage
Tomorrow (26 September, 2014) the UK Parliament will meet to vote on whether Britain should support Prime Minister David Cameron and US President and Warmonger - in - Chief Barack Hussein Obama in launching yet another war in the middle east, this time against the forces of the Islamic Caliphate, a fundamentalist organisation set up by groups funded armed and trained by the USA and its allies in their quest to overthrow the regime of Bashar Al Assad in Syria.

War In Iraq: Confused? You Will Be
I'm always a bit wary about referring to The Daily Mail because mere mention of that rather sensationalist but immensely popular newspaper (compare its circulation figures with those of The Guardian or The Independent) is likely to attract a Two Minutes Hate session from Britain's biggest fascist movement,

Love Like Chains (poem)
There are needy lovers and there are controlling lovers (the lovers in my case have always been female but I know men fall into these categories too). They often seem to be modelled from the same clay. Having always been self contained person who liked to stand apart from the crowd I have never did very well in love affairs with either type. This poem is not adressed to a specific person but an amalgam.

Miliband Promises Same Old Shite - Not A Word About Action Against Paedophile Sex Gangs
Labour leader Ed Miliband's keynote speech at the Labour Party conference woyuld have to be the best speech of his life if he hoped to be Prime Minister after next years election, the consensus of opinon said. Ed's friends and opponents awaited the speech with very different hopes and expectations. in the end as Ed dodged the bg issues, the economy and debt, law and order, immigration and Europe, it was probably his enemies who were happier.

In Praise Of Sluts - Tits Out For The Boys Miley
In the last 24 hours both Marianne Faithfull and Jacqueline Bisset have criticised today's young women for dressing provocatively, the teasers for a story in today's news said.
Marrianne Faithfull, no slouch in the sluttiness stakes herself back in the 1960s but to a teenage male all the more appealing for that (I still get a little tingle when I look at a Mars Bar), told ITV News that Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and other good looking young pop tarts are, quite simply, sluts. She gave her reasoning thus:

'There is Only One Planet': The Bemusing Claims of London's Climate Warriors
Apparently blissfully unaware of their hypocrisy, marchers have left placards emblazoned with complaints about the government and environmental issues strewn around on the pavement. The thousands of left-wing activists who descended shouting and stomping through London’s streets no doubt moved on to bars, restaurants or their homes to smugly congratulate themselves on having done their bit for Mother Nature, unsurprisingly not only expecting other people to pay for everything they demand,

A Bunch Of Self Obsessed Air Heads Only Interested In Publicity
The headline sums up some of the speakers or yesterday's climate change protest in London. But we know scientists are vacuous wannabe celebrities. The surprising thing was the showbiz and media luvvies showed themselves even more stupid and out of touch with reality. Take Emma Thompson. A fine actress but we should remember her job is pretending to be somebody else. and having spent most of her life pretending to be somebody else, when ...

Nationalism the new target for left wing screechers
The screechers have a new target for their hate, Nationalism. OMFG, I am sick of seeing on Facebook and other Sheeple sites posts from the army of bandwagon followers condemning nationalism. Hate attacks on Andy Murray because he voted Yes for Scottish Independence were deplorable, the bloke is entitled to his opinion FFS. The lefties hater did not stop there however, attacks on his mother are just disgusting (but entirely typical of the Labour voting, free speech hating, all-things-British loathing, bourgeois left scum.)

Rotherham Childcare Chief Quits Over Mass Sex Abuse Scandal

After weeks of mounting pressure and in the wake of resignations by council political leaders and senior exectutives and also of the recently elected Police Crime Commissioner for the scandal hit town, Joyce Thacker the head of children's services at Rotherham council has finally quit. Following the revelation of a massive cover up by elected representative, police and care professionals who went to considerable lengths to avoid acting on allegations of organised sex abuse gangs consisting mostly of

GCHQ employs more than 100 dyslexic spies. So what?
A lot of people in comment threads seemed eager to get their knickers in a twist this morning about a story headlined: GCHQ employs more than 100 dyslexic and dyspraxic spies. The story tells how the government snoopers intelligence agency down in Cheltenham uses dyslexics' ability to analyse complex information in a 'dispassionate, logical and analytical' in the fight against terror.

Obama administration ‘blocking' information from the press
Uncovering information that should be available to the public has become increasingly difficult under the presidency of Barack Obama, an Associated Press bureau chief says. In some cases, it surpasses the secrecy of the George W. Bush administration. The White House's penchant for secrecy does not just apply to the federal government, according to AP's Washington bureau chief, Sally Buzbee.

An Interesting Perspective From Across The Pond On The Scottish Referendum Result
The almost inevitable accusations of fraud and vote rigging are beginning to emerge in the wake of the Scottish independence referendum. Surprisingly the likely culprit most fingers are pointing at is not the SNP, leaders of the YES campaign or the Westminster government which wanted to avoid the embarrassment of a no, but the Euronazis in Brussels whose plans for a single European nation would have suffered from a YES vote.

Submerged forests' drowned by ancient climate change revealed by 2014 storms.
Here's yet another smack in the mouth for those smug, condescending scientists who talk down to the rest of us. Far from being a new thing, climsste change was affecting the environment at the beginning of the Bronze age. How many fossil fuel burning power stations did the beaker people have then, and how many Chelsea tractors were tearing up and down the ridgeways?

1000 Scientists Break Ranks On Global Warming - Laugh? I Nearly Shat
You've all heard from members of the Church Of Scienceology Cult about how there was total consensus (despite a lack of empirical evidence) that the planet is warming so rabidly there are now no ice caps at either the North or South Poles, that the last polar bear perished when someone ate its Fox's Glacier Mint and that there are now ...

How To Be Totally Uncool (By TryingTo Look Cooler Than You Are)
Many of the 4700 people camped outside the Apple store on New York's 5th Avenue in the picture above are unemployed (and very likely being paid cash in hand by others to queue for days). Few, if any, among either the campers or the buyers will spend $3,600 for a "gold" iPhone like someone in China just did. But those who are buying will gladly pay ...

South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Shaun Wright Finally Resigns Over Rotherham Child Abuse Scandal The man who bears most responsibility for failure to investigate the Rotherham child abuse scandal has finally resigned after three weeks of excuses and evasions. Police Commissioner Wright has been under pressure ever since a report by Prof Alexis Jay (see below) revealed a huge level of child abuse in the South Yourkshire town of Rotherham. The organised sex crime rings had been operating for ...

UKIP MEP Received Death Threats After Criticizing Rotherham's Labour Council Council Over Sex Abuse Scandal Jane Collins, the UKIP Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire, has been speaking out about the failure of the senior police officers, the social services department managers in Rotherham and leaders of the Labour controlled council all of whom failed to act on allegations that groups of mainly Pakistani men were carrying out the organised sexual abuse of under age girls who found themselves in the care of the authorities.

Bill Gates Foundation Giving Millions to Top University In Order To Influence GMO “Debate” - It Must Be Dodgy
Former Microsoft CEO and mega mogul Bill Gates has long utilized his vast fortune to push genetically modified organisms (GMOs) through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, but Gates’ efforts have been met with sharp criticism from millions of grassroots activists both home and abroad.

Rotherham: In the face of such evil, who is the racist now?
Here's a question for wannabe Mastermind contestants. If South Yorkshire Police can mount a raid on the home of pop singer Sir Cliff Richard, two hundred miles away from their patch in pursuit of evidence linked to a single and unsubstantiated allegation of child sex abuse 30 years ago, why were the same South Yorkshire Police force unable to conduct a proper investigation into multiple allegations against men who raped 1,400 children over 16 years?

Denis MacShane: I was too much of a 'liberal leftie' and should have done more to investigate child abuse
In a rare mome

nt of candour disgraced former Labour Member Of Parliament for Rotherham, Dennis MacShane admitted he could have done more to protect the victims of sex abuse gangs in his constituency who preyed on young girls in the local authority care system. While maintaing he knew of no specific allegations MacShane said he could have investigated rumours circulating in the town.

Rotherham Abuse Cover Up Cover UP
Not so long ago we were venting our spleen about the selection of Judge Butler - Sloss to head up an inquiry about how allegations of paedophile offences by well known celebrities, politicians and establishment figures were covered up for many years. It turned out Lady Butler Sloss was the sister of the now deceased Attorney General Sir Michael Havers who was directly involved in

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