There were, back then, persistent rumours he was gay. But that, as we have surely learnt by now, is very, very different from being a paedophile.
Yes, that’s obvious. But this:
The same is true of some of the other allegations aired this week, which cover the period after 1965 when he became Leader of the Opposition. From that moment on, every minute of every day would have been recorded and accounted for in his diary. He would have had a government driver and, from 1970 when he was elected as Prime Minister, would also have had Special Branch officers with him at all times, right up to his death in 2005.
Yes, we know the Met was bent for a good part of that time but that bent?
Not really, I think, eh?