Elm Guest House: The History of a Cover-Up

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If anyone has any doubt that there was a conspiracy to cover up child abuse at Elm Guest House, read this excerpt from a Daily Star article from 28th October 2012, just 4 days after Tom Watson’s PMQ about “a political paedophile ring”:

POLICE probing an underage sex ring at the heart of Maggie Thatcher’s government were warned: “Stop investigating if you want to keep your jobs.”

Officers in London were ­ inquiring into allegations made by a teenage rent boy that a Cabinet minister had been abusing him.

The youth claimed to be one of a number of boys regularly having sex with rich and powerful men in the 1980s – some of whom would fly to the illegal orgies from Europe.

As well as the Cabinet minister – who is still alive – he pointed the finger at judges, European bigwigs and senior civil servants.

He told his story to detectives, who are understood to have received other allegations against the minister.

But a former detective who worked on the case revealed they were ­suddenly told to halt the probe.

The furious ex-policeman said: “It wasn’t that we ran out of leads but it reached a point where a warning to stop came.

“It was a case of ‘get rid of everything, never say a word to anyone’. It was made very clear to me that to ­continue asking questions would ­jeopardise my career.”

Elm Guest House was reported for just 10 days in 1982:

Daily Express, 7th August 1982:

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News of the World, 8th August 1982:

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Sunday Times, 8th August 1982:

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The next day, The Times printed a denial by Scotland Yard:

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Guardian, 9th August 1982 (please note this is redacted to protect the identities of two individuals who were cleared of any wrongdoing):

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Daily Express, 9th August 1982:

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Also on 9th August, The Sun printed the only story it would run on Elm Guest House. They still aren’t reporting on it in 2013:

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Daily Express, 10th August 1982:

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Daily Express, 16th August 1982:

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The reason for the total silence after the initial 10 days of reporting was libel threats from Elm Guest House’s lawyers (paid for by ‘prominent people’ we can assume) combined with threats from Attorney General Sir Michael Havers. This is from Capital Gay magazine, 1st September 1982:

CapitalGay1982After this, apart from an oblique reference in 1984, I’ve found nothing in the UK media until 1990, when Carole Kasir,  the former owner of Elm Guest House, died an ‘unexplained’ death. This is all the coverage I’ve found so far, I’m assuming the Express, Sun, Star, NOTW etc. were still silenced by the legal threats that were mentioned in the Capital Gay article.

Surrey Comet, 10th August 1990:

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Sunday Mirror, 12th August 1990:

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Sport23890After this there’s nothing that I’m aware of until Operation Fairbank was launched after Tom Watson’s PMQ in October 2012.

Sadly, most of the UK media STILL aren’t reporting on Elm Guest House after almost 31 years. Only Exaro News (internet only), the Sunday People and the Mirror are giving it serious coverage. The Mail and the Independent have run a handful of stories, the Guardian won’t touch it, nor will the BBC, Sky, or any of Murdoch’s papers.

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18 comments
  1. misty53 said:

    you should try and find just one newspaper thats willing to print all these old clippings! wake the majority of people up as to what our governments are capable of. They care far more about horse meat being in our food chain, and roaming foxes than they care about sexual abuse of our children! good luck to all of us

    • zoompad said:

      Thats a good idea, to try to get a newspaper to print the old clippings, people dont seem to believe this is happening until they see it in the accredited media, its like people are asleep.

  2. misty53 said:

    Reblogged this on NO MORE SHAME and commented:
    when you see all the evidence like this, its mind blowing that theve gotten away with it all these years and still getting away with it!!

  3. barnes resident said:

    Definitely remember in the Observer ‘ no MPs involved in Barnes brothel’ or similar. How we laughed

  4. This is nothing short of a national scandal from the highest levels of high. It is utterly scandalous the level of coverup and ‘sweeping under the carpet’ supposedly to protect people in high office. NO ONE – Absolutely NO ONE should be above the law and this has got to be uncovered with the living perpetrators being brought to justice as they damn well deserve!

  5. rjc FD j said:

    We know the reason they aren’t touching it now. Legal threats. The mcalpine diversion was a setup to silence the media. They all know, they all have archives, they all went to kasirs inquest, they all have their sources and moles. If the police have the sense of what is right to arrest the former home secretary the floodgate will open.

    However, the chances of that are small. People have the evidence it just needs a push to get the world to read it.

    • Brian said:

      Who realty runs the world?

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  6. jane said:

    So where were the lone rangers, no stories of them or them being silenced. Where were the honest bobbies who could not keep their mouths shut who were not afraid to say the truth because the truth meant more to them than their jobs. Where were they do children mean so little.

  7. To be fair to some of the police, they are under state control, and no one knows
    How corrupt high ranking officers are. But murder is murder and a cover up to allow murders
    To continue is not acceptable. The question is, “whose names are on the list? on this exchange
    Of information from these sick pricks’ and if they survived are they safe”.

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