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Ex-Official Threatens Suit
in British Pedophile Case

New York Times, by John F. Burns

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Posted By:FlyRight, 11/10/2012 7:40:18 AM

LONDON — With Prime Minister David Cameron warning of a gathering “witch hunt” in Britain’s pedophile scandal, a former Conservative Party official threatened legal action on Friday after he was falsely named on the Internet as the man who sexually abused a young teenager more than a dozen times at a Welsh children’s home in the 1980s.A lawyer for the politician, Alistair McAlpine, said his client would have “no choice” but to file suit to clear his name of the accusations, which Mr. McAlpine dismissed as “wholly false and defamatory.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 11/10/2012 11:02:47 AM     (No. 9005090)

All witch hunts are ultimately driven by politics. This was the case with the Salem witch trials, the child sex abuse scandals of the 80s and the pedophile-priest scandals of the 90s. They were all driven by partisans seeking some kind of advantage over their opponents. The same is probably true this time as well, else why would the uber-liberal BBC be targeting the conservative party? Therefore, I am skeptical about what they´re reporting.

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