Proctor’s statement contains this assertion: “Those Labour Members of Parliament who have misused parliamentary privilege and their special position on these matters should apologise. They have behaved disgracefully, especially attacking dead parliamentarians who cannot defend themselves and others and they should make amends. They are welcome to sue me for libel. In particular, Mr Tom Watson, M.P. should state, outside the protection of the House of Commons, the names of ex Ministers and ex M.P.s who he feels are part of the so called alleged Westminster rent boy ring”.
Indeed, he co-authored a number of publications on the subject of immigration, including the interestingly titled “Immigration, Repatriation and the CRE” in 1981. Even the BBC conceded “Mr Proctor also sits on the executive of the right-wing Monday Club and has expressed controversial views on immigration”.
And the Tory right were openly racist in the 80s. I was shocked listening to Prof. Geoff Palmer on Radio4 describing how Keith Joseph told him, in a job interview, to go back where he came from and grow bananas (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0640j59). He replied that they don't grow well in Haringey, but it's not a joke that people with such views became senior Tories.
Is your position that Proctor is probably innocent but has brought this predicament on himself by being a right-wing Tory who used to spank rent boys?
That is absurd, but I can't see how your post makes sense otherwise.
I suspect the REAL target here isn't Proctor's "innocence" or guilt.
It's Tom Watson, who was one of the first MPs to openly attack the Murdoch mafia - and even call them that. By association, it means an attack on the rest of the neocon loonies too. People like Dacre and Kavanagh and cockney Sun and Daily Heil jobsworth boot boys wittering about "a pablic wysta manny."
Keith Joseph? He wasn't nicknamed "The mad monk" for nothing. Anybody who thinks the tories will ever change is living in cloud cuckoo land. The present lot are even worse than the 1980s crackpot crowd.
As for Proctor, he has nothing more to lose now. He's probably allowed himself to be set up for this charade. It all smacks of the puerile revenge of a discredited creep. The tories are like that, always have been, always will be.
Just because someone has appalling political views does not make them a murderer or paedophile...
this tale belittles Zelo Street and it's usually unbiased reporting in an attempt to salvage the reputation of Tom Watson etc. Harvey Proctor's political views are of absolutely no consequence in regards to the dreadful claims made about him of which he is absolutely innocent.
This isn't a case of "he may well be innocent"- he IS innocent. He has not been charged , tried and convicted.
The harping back to the 80s events is pure tabloid gutter tactics and as it is nearly 30 years ago, there is no reason to keep repeating them.
Nor has he had a political life since so why bring up nonsense about Monday Clubs and so on ? I doubt he is still a member.
And he is correct to point the finger at Watson (the others- Mann, Danczuk are so beneath contempt they do not bear discussing)
Watson is still reasonably respected but he in concert with Exaro has done as much as anyone to ramp up fears that have inspired a witch hunt all in the claim "won't someone think of the children".
Watson has not just given unproved claims to police,he has used the media effectively to create an atmosphere of certainty that there have been "protected high profile pedo rings" but provided nil evidence.
Zelo's disappointing take on the whole Proctor matter and attempt to defend Watson in this case reeks of defending the indefesible.
I would refer you to Paragraph 3 of the post.
I note that you do not even attempt to refute the comments therein.
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