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category international | crime and justice | other press author Monday March 10, 2014 21:33author by v for vendetta Report this post to the editors

Shock Horror! Another Tory sex scandal!
Tory internet porn filter adviser to David Cameron up on child porn charges.
You couldn't make it up.



"Patrick Rock has been closely involved in drawing up Government policy on internet porn filters. It seems that while he was filling David's head with the terrors of paedophiles he was at the centre of a police probe over images of child abuse.

Detectives from the National Crime Agency even searched No 10 and examined IT systems and offices used by Rock who was the deputy director of the Downing Street policy unit."

Of course, this is not the first time Tories were "caught with their pants down" on this particular issue


Go figure. :shock: It appears the people attempting to limit our internet access using secret website blacklists, or surveilling our every move on the internet using hi tech secret programs as revealed by Snowden's leaks, as Cameron's GCHQ have been doing, often using the excuse of that they are protecting our children from paedophiles, are in fact themselves the very paedophiles they are supposed to be protecting us from.

To cap it all, apparently the Tories knew about this at least 3 weeks before it broke in the newspapers. And Cameron was tipped off the night before the arrest it seems. No doubt, just in case there might have been any residual juicy kiddy porn on nr.10 computers that might be found the next day to embarrass the government.

According to the mirror:

"Mr Rock was arrested in the early hours of February 13. David Cameron was made aware of the investigation the previous evening, before officers raided Mr Rock’s home.

Since then the National Crime Agency has been searching his office and computer system inside Number 10 Downing Street.

Yet until the Daily Mail learned of the operation this week, it had been shrouded in secrecy. Clearly, the Prime Minister would not have been anxious to broadcast the fact that one of his closest advisers was helping the police with their inquiries into online child abuse.

Particularly as the suspect in question had been personally selected by Mr Cameron to head the clampdown on internet porn.


This case is merely one of the many hypocrisies and contradictions that have arisen in relation to internet and other censorship.

I am reminded of the rather excellent and revealing documentary on the moral panics of the "video nasties" era
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (Video 2010) - IMDb

Can we really trust the likes of Cameron and his advisors to censor, regulate and monitor our internet use?

Is it time the "moral panic" argument for censorship lost it's legitimacy?

author by Olliepublication date Tue Mar 11, 2014 08:44Report this post to the editors

That's the way they handle things of this nature . Hold the news back as much as possible , check to see that there is nothing potentially damaging to any others in the club and then allow an official anodyne version of events to come out. Better still , as in this case, if an establishment paper or one of its editors pseudonymously breaks the story rather than have it come from somebody from "outside the tent" . Then the wagons are circled and the whole dirty affair gets shut down and hopefully forgotten about asap.

author by fredpublication date Sun Jul 06, 2014 00:19Report this post to the editors

June 5th article in the guardian

A dossier compiled by an MP detailing allegations of a 1980s Westminster paedophile ring is one of more than 100 potentially relevant Home Office files destroyed, lost or missing, it has emerged.

The government faced fresh calls for an overarching inquiry into historical cases of paedophilia as it was revealed that a total of 114 Home Office files relevant to allegations of a child abuse network have disappeared from government records.

author by Damocles45publication date Wed Oct 22, 2014 17:49Report this post to the editors

UK law in this area is quite wide-reaching and offers their police quite flexible tools to bring down people they don't like.

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