But what was yet more concerning, and bizarre with it, was the potential involvement of the Murdoch press. As the Mail On Sunday told, “Civil servants feared the secret Smith police file might be made public in 1982 – when a burglary at the Fleet Street offices of The Sun newspaper revealed the editor was in possession of a copy. This revelation will lead to speculation that the break-in was linked to attempts to cover up Smith’s crimes”.
Well, we know his response as Kel is now back at the Super Soaraway Currant Bun, albeit only as a columnist. So what does he make of it all? To his credit, Kel does not duck the issue - at least, not initially: “The Mail On Sunday ran an interesting story yesterday … claiming that some 30 years ago, Margaret Thatcher received a secret briefing on the risk of MP Cyril Smith being given a knighthood”. Do go on.