Why Didn’t Dorset’s MP’s Support Official Secret’s Act Amendment To Help Abuse Whistleblowers?

Criminally under reported in the corporate mainstream media and occurring in 2015 when many were still reeling from the exposure of certain prominent people who were being investigated or imprisoned for historical sexual abuse every Dorset MP voted against introducing the following:

New clause 2—Official Secrets Act 1989 (additional defence)—

(1) The Official Secrets Act 1989 is amended as follows—
(2) After section 8, insert—

“(8A) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under any provision of this Act to prove that he knew, or had reasonable cause to believe, that the information, document or article disclosed was—

(a) germane to an official investigation of, or inquiry into, historic child abuse, and

(b) provided only to an officer of such an investigation or inquiry.

The act in its current form means that anyone who has information about historic child sex abuse cases could face prosecution under the official secrets act if they came forward as a witness.

Please watch and listen. What do you conclude?

Our logic would be that supporting people who came forward with vital information would be immune from prosecution within the Official Secret’s Act. But no.

Even the Lib Dem Annette Brook, then in coalition with the Conservative Party, voted against the amendment.

Some Conservatives supported the amendment but not any from Dorset.

If you bump in to any of them please ask why they sought to make it so difficult and let us know. 

The Establishment stinks of complicity and cover ups and they are able to silence those who get too close. The more who simply ask questions the more likely we can shout ‘timber’ at this rotten tree.

Douglas James