paedophilia

Paedophile-hysteria prevents rational debate about policing

28 February 2017 14:51

If you want to know why we never seem to be able to develop a sensible and proportionate policy towards…

The sacred mother-baby bond is being eroded by an overzealous state

14 December 2015 19:31

These figures should send a chill down the spine of anyone who values basic human dignity: in England in 2013,…

Tom Watson gets a tickling from the Home Affairs Committee

21 October 2015 18:38

Tom Watson, the man who hated Brittan, appeared before the Home Affairs committee this afternoon. In earlier evidence it became…

Welcome to the era of conspiracy-theory politics

14 September 2015 15:03

Who argues that a ‘shadow state’ controls Britain? That a gang of faraway, faceless suits ‘orchestrate public life from the…

When will the paedophile witch-hunt reach Pitt the Younger?

5 September 2015 11:00

The more one thinks about the current witch-hunt against alleged paedophiles in the establishment, the more beyond satire it seems.…

Who would have thought that about Ted Heath? Well…

5 August 2015 13:25

In another blow for freedom and the protection of the vulnerable, Conservative MP Mark Spencer has suggested that anti-terror legislation…

Why do internet companies have one rule for paedophilia and another for terrorism?

19 December 2014 12:52

Today’s Times investigation into how the Islamic State is encouraging young British women to marry into this terrorist organisation is chilling.…

Paedophile crimes should not be used to score points against ‘The Establishment’

23 October 2014 18:36

Fiona Woolf, as you can probably tell from her Maggie-Smith-in-yet-another-costume-drama photograph above, is a member of The Establishment. She’s Lord…

To understand the causes of child abuse we need to look at its perpetrators’ backgrounds

27 August 2014 18:19

Day two of the Rotherham scandal—or rather the fallout from the latest report on it—and there’s a marked, obvious change…

I’d like to nominate myself as Britain’s Paedofinder-General

14 July 2014 14:34

Now that Elizabeth Butler-Sloss has stood down as head of the inquiry into historic sex abuse, I’d like to nominate…

Lady Butler-Sloss should not lead the child abuse inquiry

10 July 2014 12:56

Last week, Nick Cohen suggested that Lady Butler-Sloss was not the correct person to lead the child abuse enquiry. She…

Video: The week ahead — Westminster abuse allegations and Miliband’s localism

7 July 2014 12:08

In our latest View from 22 video, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss the two top stories from this weekend — the allegations about…

How did paedophilia come to be such a problem in Britain?

7 July 2014 8:53

One problem from which I am confident I don’t suffer is paedophilia. I have always liked picking up babies and…

Max Clifford’s conviction vindicates the jury system

29 April 2014 14:45

The conviction of Max Clifford for indecent assaults feels like a vindication of the jury system, as did the acquittal…

Are you fit to be a Liberal Democrat? (A response to Nick Cohen)

28 April 2014 18:43

My colleague Nick Cohen has a piece asking ‘Are you fit to be British? Take the UKIP test.’ In it he…

Was I abused by Jimmy Savile?

25 April 2014 17:36

Adverts go out inviting people who think they were sexually abused by the late Sir James Savile to claim compensation.…

Paedophiles are just one of the Left’s unacceptable bedfellows

26 February 2014 14:42

It’s curious that the story about the National Council for Civil Liberties and its links with the Paedophile Information Exchange…

Blonde children and Roma: when the two great hysterias of our age clash

23 October 2013 15:57

The media seem to be in a pickle over the removal of a blonde girl from a Roma family in…

The paedophile equivalent of 7/7

12 November 2012 15:45

I was looking through an old contacts book the other day (something that sad ageing hacks find themselves doing) and…