That may be because Danczuk takes the subject of Child Sex Abuse (CSA) very seriously indeed. Or so he says: a number of emails have arrived on Zelo Street which appear to have been sent by his former sidekick Matt Baker. These show that, while Danczuk was fearlessly campaigning against CSA, his aide - the one who, it is claimed, wrote that book about Cyril Smith - seems to have been indulging in more of that crude innuendo.
But, as Clive James might have said, I digress. The first email extract - these are all believed to be genuine - was sent on 12 November 2012, with the subject “Cyril Smith handgliding” [?]. Baker’s email address, and the name of the addressee, are redacted, as is the subject line in the body text. But the rest is all too clear.
So what is the fnarr-inducing first sentence? Yes, the Rutland Times link is genuine, and the story is still live. It reads “Cyril Smith was delighted to be given the chance to make a fuss of five-year-old Tickle”. The Cyril Smith in question was a resident of a care home. But the inference of “five-year-old Tickle” is as crude as it is clear.
I’m sure that Simon Danczuk will be the first to denounce this kind of behaviour. But if, as I believe, these emails are genuine, he has questions to answer about the conduct of his former sidekick. That’s in addition to the questions over the Lambert and Parker smears.