This has taken an interesting turn. I cant help but feel there is something off about this, however.http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/aug/04/edward-heath-met-have-been-investigating-claims-for-several-months
The child abuse controversy surrounding Sir Edward Heath grew on Tuesday as it emerged that at least five police forces have been running investigations into the late former prime minister.
Detectives in Wiltshire, London, Jersey, Kent and Hampshire have examined claims that the former Tory leader was a paedophile. But the Metropolitan police said that it had dismissed an allegation that he raped a 12-year-old boy.
As the breadth of police inquiries into Heath’s activities became apparent, a brothel-keeper was identified as the woman who triggered the latest in a series of controversies that have linked a high-profile establishment figure to alleged child abuse.
Myra Forde, 67, who has twice been jailed for operating a brothel in Salisbury, Wiltshire, where Heath lived after leaving office, is reported to have had a prosecution against her dropped after threatening to expose him as a paedophile.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission sparked a flurry of revelations when it revealed it was investigating claims made by a retired senior officer that Wiltshire police dropped the prosecution in the 1990s.
The former officer making the allegations of a coverup was a constable at the time, and rose to the rank of inspector or above.
Heath's sexuality was always up for debate, and the common opinion, even at the time he was PM, was that he was gay.
Why I find this a little unsettling is for two reasons: "everyone knew" Ted Heath was gay. Notorious nutter David Icke has pointed the finger of blame at Ted Heath before, even going so far as to allege that Jimmy Saville "procured" boys for him. And David Cameron warned against the investigations turning into a witch hunt against homosexuals a couple of years back.
Wouldn't it just be perfect if these allegations were later "proven" to be false? David Icke's status as a hateful nutter is upheld (and he is
a nutter, though he has hit uncomfortably close to the truth a couple of times with his comments....though again, any perusal of the more interesting political journals of the UK have made reference to some of these things before now), Cameron looks like a progressive visionary, and everyone feels bad for casting aspersions on a dead, former PM who just happened to be gay.
But who knows? Maybe there is some truth to these latest allegations. It could explain the extent of the coverup. It just seems to fit a little too well...in my experience, people in government who end up doing the more illegal things are those peripherally close to the centre, but not so in the limelight.