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The Art of Pervasion: Paedophiles Politics & Power

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CassandraCogno Russell
In the wake of the Savile revelations, the UK declared itself a nation groomed. But how *do* you groom a nation?

One way would be to lobby successive governments.

“Who governs Britain?” asked Ted Heath’s election campaign slogan in 1974.

“The best business in the world is to own a government,” stated Sir Jimmy Savile in his 1978 publication God’ll Fix It. 

To pervade is to permeate, and from the House of Commons to the House of Lords, the Home Office to the Department of Education and Science, across social services, civil service unions, youth welfare, the voluntary sector, children’s charities and NGOs such as National Council of Civil Liberties, the paedophile liberation activists across the British Isles reached out to one another in 1974.

With the launch of the Paedophile Information Exchange the struggle for paedophile emancipation had officially begun. 

But why then?

And had the groundwork started long before? 

Forty years on the Home Secretary, Theresa May accepts that the sexual abuse of children runs through British society like 'a stick of Blackpool rock', at every level woven into its very fabric. This column charts the rise of the paedophile liberation movement in post-war Britain, as they perfect the art of pervasion from within a range of national institutions. Drawing on a number of document collections in archives, this movement can be shown to have formed a formidable cross-party lobbying force in British politics - until recently vastly unacknowledged in influence and power. 

#Jimmy Savile, #Peter Righton, #Paedophile Information Exchange, #National Council of Civil Liberties, #Albany Trust, #Antony Grey, #Church of England