AN Australian documentary series dominated discussions on Twitter in Scotland yesterday following an expose on Westminster’s “paedophile network”.
Channel 9’s series 60 Minutes was trending in Glasgow after screening a report into alleged child abuse by UK politicians.
The Sunday night programme, entitled Spies, Lords And Predators, interviewed people who claimed to have been victims of an organised child abuse network.
Esther Baker told the programme she had been victimised by two politicians, while Richard Kerr claimed child abuse at his Kincora children’s home in Belfast was carried out in order to gain political leverage.
Another interviewee, called Darren, gave evidence about alleged abuse at the Dolphin Square apartment complex in London used by MPs.
Kevin Allen, whose brother Martin disappeared in 1979, also appeared. Allen believes his brother was abducted and murdered by a paedophile ring linked directly to Westminster.
The programme was made with investigative website Exaro and reporter Ross Coulthart called the story “Britain’s biggest ever scandal”.
Zac Goldsmith MP, who has called for an inquiry into child abuse allegations, said: “There is very compelling evidence that very senior people engaged in terrible acts and were then protected by the Establishment. I have no doubt at all about that. But I think the genie is out of the bottle.”
On Twitter, users in the Glasgow area called for the UK media to turn its attention to the story.
Some accused British broadcasters of a “whitewash”, while former MSP Rosie Kane tweeted: “Chilling and terrifying. These children and their loved ones must have justice.”