The groovers and movers over at Conservative party HQ must be cackling like bloated walruses today because the memories that reside in Nick Clegg’s head have become the subject of nationwide ridicule.
Most of us have heard of Cyril Smith, the 29 stone former Liberal Democrat MP for Rochdale who died in 2010. After his death, numerous allegations of child sex abuse committed by Smith began to emerge in the press. The police now believe Smith was a serial sex offender.
Back in the 1970′s Cyril Smith was a fully paid up member of the Liberal party but, at the same time he was also head monster at the not-so-coveted Child Abuser’s club.
Back then there was no internet or social media to help spread rumours, gossip or tittle-tattle around the parish. No, newspapers, magazines and word-of-mouth were responsible for that. When rumours of Cyril Smith’s depraved pedophile lifestyle first began to circulate Westminster, members of parliament were appalled but none of them busted a citizen’s arrest on Smith’s depraved ass.
The Palace of Westminster ignored all the rumours, they turned a blind eye, pretended they hadn’t heard. Some MPs ran off and bought pearls to clutch, while others kept vials of holy water in their pockets. Whatever they did is irrelevant now since none of them cried out to the gods of Scotland yard pleading for delivery from a pedophile in their midst.
And the Lib-Dem leadership? They didn’t do anything either, they just sat still, eating gourmet food and guzzling down fine wine while story after story of Smith’s corruption of helpless young souls continued to soak through the sodden walls of the House of Commons.
This week Nick Clegg and other senior Liberal Democrats are continuing to insist that they knew nothing of the depraved activities of serial child abuser Cyril Smith. Nothing they say, rien, nada.
Mr Clegg claimed last week that a couple of years ago he asked all his Lib Dem MPs and peers if they had heard how Cyril Smith had set about cleansing the nation’s youth, one anal rape at a time, “No one said they had.”
Former leader David Steel has admitted that he spoke to Smith about the allegations as long ago as the 1970s and that his office had even issued a statement to the Rochdale Alternative Press newspaper in 1979.
A former colleague of Lord Steel, David Alton told Channel 4’s Dispatches program that he had discussed with Lord Steel only a year ago allegations which suggested that Smith had been systematically stripping, beating and subjecting young boys to bizarre ‘examinations’.
Former Liberal MP Michael Meadowcroft told the same programme there had been persistent rumours within the party suggesting that ‘Cyril liked young boys’ but that nothing was ever done.
In 2008 Nick Clegg was among senior Lib Dems who recorded a gushing video tribute for Cyril Smith’s 80th birthday. At the time the tribute was recorded, rumours of Smith’s depraved activities were common knowledge in Westminster. Mr Clegg says it is ‘absurd’ to suggest that he would have recorded such a glowing message if he had ‘even an inkling’ of the MP’s pedophile activities.
Callers to his weekly LBC radio phone-in had some uncomfortable questions for the Lib Dem leader when many asked him what he knew about Smith’s activities.
The Deputy Prime Minister said:
“The whips’ office in my party went and spoke to every single current member of the House of Lords and the House of Commons who was around at the time of Cyril Smith and said, “Do you know anything?”. No one said they did.
We have even scoured what little documentation there is from that time. There simply is no documentation. We went to some warehouse outside London where there is documentation stretching back to when the party started. We have gone through it all.”
For years I’ve been trying to keep NMi away from all things political, but I cannot ignore these far-fetched dingle of dumbs that keep falling out of Nick Clegg’s trash hole.
How can his entire party have failed to notice a 29 stone pedophile sashaying around Westminster smelling of anus and dick? Of course they all knew Cyril Smith was a pedophile.