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Newsnight Fri 2 Nov please watch v Important you know who is running the country

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MrsjREwing Fri 02-Nov-12 11:53:32

Tom Watkins tweeted a seniour politician will be outed tonight and Max Clifford said on Daybreak shocking news will be released by the BBC today.

NigellasGuest Fri 02-Nov-12 17:34:30

"What I find distasteful is the grandstanding, the 'ooh who will it be next, how exciting' attitude which some people are adopting."

I cannot see one post that displays this attitude.

swallowedAfly Fri 02-Nov-12 17:45:40

reading this sent me off on a bit of googling and reading articles. it's remarkable how many institutions and people were complicit in JS's abuse - except it's not remarkable is it because this is the trouble with boys clubs - nudge, nudge, wink, wink culture rather than actually reactng and giving a damn about the children involved.

JakeBullet Fri 02-Nov-12 17:51:50

I think tonight will be very touch and go with regards to the decision to broadcast......suspecting it will be pulled at the last minute.

MrsjREwing Fri 02-Nov-12 17:53:42

I was off focusing on obsessions irl.

I do agree with the person who was questioning why newsnight was not handing over evidence to the police.

It is a shame there will be somewhere to hide now for this SP and to think someone who has harmed children and had power over the way this country is run, a trusted MP voted in by people in good faith.

How are people who voted him in to work in their best interests going to feel?

How have the survivors of his abuse lived with what this person did to them and to watch them in public life.

NigellasGuest Fri 02-Nov-12 17:55:38

see on link below the last sentence of the article, in italics

Tim Fenton ‏@zelo_street
Newsnight And A Paedophile Accusation: may not be who many think - here's the clues to another possible name #savile
Retweeted by Nicky Campbell

Nancy66 Fri 02-Nov-12 17:55:51

there have been police enquiries in which this person's name came up though - i imagine the suggestion is going to be that he was protected from on high.

ThePathanKhansWitch Fri 02-Nov-12 17:57:52

I didn,t think they will air it.It would be a bombshell.If the web rumours are correct.

FiercePanda Fri 02-Nov-12 18:12:17

From the link posted above...

...^Because this could be a most Educating revelation.^

Jesus take the wheel. shock

gazzalw Fri 02-Nov-12 18:21:17

I must be thick because I don't get the hint?????

GeorginaWorsley Fri 02-Nov-12 18:24:21

Bloody hell,would never have thought it of him.
iF it is true of course..wink

Pinot Fri 02-Nov-12 18:30:45

Oh my goodness.

The current Education Minister? Am I reading that correctly?


Nancy66 Fri 02-Nov-12 18:34:27

i think you're all barking up the wrong tree.

gazzalw Fri 02-Nov-12 18:35:21

No someone who was an education Minister in the 1990s if I'm not being too obtuse...... Current Education Minister would have been a babe in arms then....

AnyaKnowIt Fri 02-Nov-12 18:36:25

I haven't got a clue either, but it does look like Newsnight won't be naming names.

EdithWeston Fri 02-Nov-12 18:36:48

If you're reading that, it's not based on the zelo link, which is referring to one of two PPS to John Major, tending towards the unmarried one. Gove wasn't an MP until 2005, so not him.

Actually, given that the person concerned in the cryptic statements was not impeded from pursuing a political career, I don't find the assumption that it must be a Tory convincing. The oft quoted bit seems to say that the person was connected (nfd) with a paedophile convicted in the 1990s, and also that he was a senior political figure connected to a former PM. It is not explicit about which of those events occurred first.

Pinot Fri 02-Nov-12 18:39:10


MrsjREwing Fri 02-Nov-12 18:40:40

Go on twitter and put in #newsnight, then have a read.

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Fri 02-Nov-12 18:41:49

and then have a look at related underneath.

AnyaKnowIt Fri 02-Nov-12 18:47:02

If it is him, would explain his strange ideas on rape hmm

gazzalw Fri 02-Nov-12 18:49:36

Aargh couldn't access it as I don't have an account.....

Arisbottle Fri 02-Nov-12 18:52:59

I read somewhere that whoever it was, was a popular figure and had popularity outside of his party, that would fit.

member Fri 02-Nov-12 18:53:01

Hmmm, why on earth did Iain Overton tweet the content before air? How did Micheal Crick know who to speak to regarding the potential broadcast??

Arisbottle Fri 02-Nov-12 18:53:30

I don't have twitter but can access it

GeorginaWorsley Fri 02-Nov-12 18:57:02

no,my post refered to cigar and jazz liking figure,not education secretary

Arisbottle Fri 02-Nov-12 19:00:41

He was an education secretary though.

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