MI5 ‘blackmailed pedophile politicians’ over Belfast boys’ home abuse, inquiry hears
The Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) Inquiry reconvened on Tuesday to examine allegations dating as far back as the 1970s. It is alleged boys at the Kincora care home in Belfast were subject to vicious abuse.
The inquiry will hear from claimants who allege a VIP pedophile ring preyed on those who lived there.
Underlying the allegations are suggestions MI5 – the UK’s internal security service – knew about the claimed abuses. Rather than reporting them, however, MI5 is alleged to have used its knowledge to blackmail senior political figures.
In August 2014 former intelligence officer Captain Brian Gemmell claimed that his attempts to investigate at the time were cut short by his superiors.
He told the Independent that before he was told to leave the Kincora case alone in the mid-1970s “on the grounds that the service didn’t involve itself with homosexual matters, I had a meeting at a hotel on Buckingham Palace Road.”
Standard procedure in this corrupt governance system