Monday, 23 November 2015

Should Police spend less on Historic Abuse Cases and more on Terrorism?

Peter has been asked to give my opinion on Radio Ulster about criticism of the police for spending too much money on historic abuse cases, and complaining that they don’t have enough resources to keep the public safe from terrorism.

The interview has been sparked by a comment Edwina Currie apparently made to the same station on Saturday, but more particularly by  Nigel Lawson on various media channels over the weekend. He said ‘Look at how much the police is spending now on chasing up often unsubstantiated accusations of historic sex abuse. That’s got nothing to do with security.

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Should Tom Watson have apologised to the Brittans?

Tom Watson has been asked to apologise for representing forcefully, the allegations of abuse that have been relayed to him by victims of non-recent abuse committed by, allegedly, Leon Brittan and others. Peter Garsden discusses the feedback he has received from survivors of abuse and their campaigners.  Read his blog here.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Was Panorama fair to the victims of child abuse?

Following the airing of Panorama’s programme entitled xxxxx The Metropolitan Police have put out a statement that the Panorama programme which sought to undermine their Operation Midland Investigation into Dolphin Square might prevent other victims from coming forwards, and undermine their existing investigation. Peter Garsden gave an interview this morning to BBC London. Read more here. 

Monday, 5 October 2015

Will Panorama attack the credibility of victims of abuse?

Read Peter’s blog in which he comments on the Panorama Programme entitled “The VIP Paedophile Ring; What’s the Truth?” which will be aired on the 6th October 2015.  He outlines his concerns that the media may be mixing up concepts of corroboration with the collapsing of police inquiries due the allegations being untrue and the inevitable impact this will have on victims of abuse that have not yet come forward.  Visit