Harriet Harman admits paedophile group joined her civil liberties group in the 1970s

Sep 11, 2017 by

Ed: In response to Harriet Harman’s recent accusation of Jacob Rees-Mogg being a ‘deadbeat dad’, we make no apologies for reposting this article from February 2014 by Christopher Hope in The Telegraph.

Harriet Harman has been forced to deny supporting paedophilia after she admitted that a prominent child sex group was allowed to join a civil liberties organisation she helped run in the 1970s.

Miss Harman, Labour’s deputy leader, said she and her husband Jack Dromey, also a frontbench Labour MP, were the victims of a “politically-motivated smear campaign” by the Daily Mail newspaper.

Miss Harman condemned the “horrific allegations” and issued a detailed rebuttal, to claims that the couple and Patricia Hewitt, a former Blairite Cabinet minister, had supported the now-defunct Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).

Miss Harman and Mr Dromey broke their week of silence following a series of articles which alleged they were ‘apologists for paedophilia’ while officials at the National Council for Civil Liberties – known today as the campaign group Liberty – in the 1970s.

The Council controversially granted “affiliate” status to the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) in 1975, and put PIE’s founded Tom O’Carroll on one of the Council’s working groups.

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