Originally posted on theneedleblog:
Today, emboldened by public outrage, the Savile revelations, and Tom Watson MP’s question at PMQs, The Mail on Sunday carries the allegations that former MP and aide to Margaret Thatcher, Sir Peter Morrison, was implicated in the North Wales Paedophile cover-up.
A former Tory Minister last night made incendiary claims that one of Margaret Thatcher’s closest aides was implicated in one of the most harrowing child abuse scandals of recent times.
Rod Richards, a former Conservative MP and ex-leader of the Welsh Tories, made the shocking allegation that he had seen evidence linking Sir Peter Morrison to the North Wales children’s homes case, in which up to 650 children in 40 homes were sexually, physically and emotionally abused over 20 years.
Mr Richards also linked a second leading Tory grandee – now dead – to the scandals at homes including Bryn Estyn and Bryn Alyn Hall, both near Wrexham.