An MP heading the campaign to uncover sexual abuse allegations involving politicians has accused David Cameron of being “dismissive” of the issue.
Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk, who helped to expose his predecessor Sir Cyril Smith as a child abuser, said he believes there is “schism” in the Cabinet regarding sexual abuse allegations.
Speaking to Sky News, he accused the Prime Minister of being “dismissive” and “[wanting] to move on from [the allegations]”.
He went on to praise Home Secretary Theresa May for recognising that “we’re talking at the tip of the iceberg” and said she appears to be “very serious about wanting to pursue this”.
There was “no doubt” that “very high profile people” who assisted each other in the abuse of children would be unmasked, he warned.
Mr Danczuk’s damning assessment of Mr Cameron’s attitude comes after the Prime Minister said earlier in the year that there will be “no stone unturned” during the inquiry into allegations of historic sex abuse in Westminster and other institutions.
Since then, Scotland Yard has launched a further investigation, known as Operation Midland, into allegations that young boys were killed by members of the establishment after being sexually abused.
Today, police said a “credible” witness has come forward to detail his abuse at the hands of a Conservative politician.
The man – known only as Nick –has claimed that a Conservative MP murdered a boy during a sex attack, and a second boy was killed by a ring of abusers active in the late 1970s and 80s.
He claims that a third boy was deliberately run down in a car, which he said was a direct warning to him to keep quiet, according to an account given to investigative journalism website Exaro.