Sir Peter Hugh Morrison
Sir Peter Hugh Morrison was a British Conservative politician, MP for Chester from 1974 to 1992, and Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
In October 2012, Rod Richards, a former MP and ex-leader of the Welsh Conservatives, implicated Morrison in the North Wales child abuse scandal.
Between 1974-90, up to 650 children from forty children’s homes (such as Bryn Estyn in Wrexham) were sexually, physically and emotionally abused. Richards said that Morrison and another high-profile Conservative politician were named in documents as regular and unexplained visitors to the care homes.
Investigative journalist Nick Davies reported in The Guardian that Morrison received a caution for cottaging with underage boys in public lavatories.
Former Conservative minister Edwina Currie stated that Morrison regularly had sex with 16-year-old boys – whilst the legal age of consent (for same-sex relations) at the time was 21. In 2002, Currie described Morrison as a “notable pederast”
In an article written by Gyles Brandreth and published in the Daily Mail September 2014 Gyles Brandreth said;
What did Mrs Thatcher know of his alleged dark side? When I talked to her about him, I felt she had the measure of the man. She knew he was homosexual, and she knew he was a drinker. She was fond of him, clearly, but told me that he had ruined himself through ‘self-indulgence’ — much as Reginald Maudling had done a generation earlier.
When it came to the love lives of her colleagues, Mrs T was not judgmental (she was quite ready to forgive Cecil Parkinson for his affair with Sara Keays); but I am sure she would not have countenanced a child abuser as her parliamentary private secretary, let alone have authorized a cover-up on his behalf.
The Daily Mail told us “It seems unlikely that Margaret Thatcher knew of his rumoured tendencies, much less covered them up” Is that true?
In July 2014, Barry Strevens, a former bodyguard to Margaret Thatcher, claimed he warned her that Morrison allegedly held sex parties with under-age boys. Strevens said that despite passing on the allegations to Thatcher she later promoted Morrison to the position of deputy chairman of the Conservative party. Thatcher’s private secretary, Archie Hamilton, reportedly took notes of what was said.
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma was a British naval officer and statesman, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed of Elizabeth II.
In April 1990 a writer called Robert Harbinson (also known as Robin Bryans) stated in a Dublin-based magazine called Now that; Lord Mountbatten, Anthony Blunt and others were all involved in an old-boy network which held gay orgies in country houses on both sides of the Irish border, as well as at the Kincora Boys’ Home. Harbinson sent letters and postcards to the rich and powerful in British establishment circles but once the postcards began to circulate there were complaints to the police and Harbinson was warned that he would be prosecuted for criminal libel.
The Belfast News Letter reported that files on Kincora were “conspicuously absent” from the routine January 2013 release of 1982 government papers by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) under the 30-year rule. Lord Mountbatten is reported to be the man that introduced Jimmy Savile to the Royals inner circle.
Below is an extract from an Express article from 2008 on Jimmy Savile and Lord Mountbatten!
The fact that he (Jimmy Savile) rarely spends two consecutive nights in the same bed is one of the reasons he has no interest in marriage but there has only ever been one woman in his life: his mother Agnes, nicknamed the Duchess, who died in 1973. He lived with her for her last 16 years and has described the five days he spent alone with her body after her death as the best of his life.
He has said: “I’m a lot of a loner. I’ve always been like that, though I don’t know why. I haven’t worked it out myself. All I know is I am what I am. People find it odd. I find it odd.”
He was first introduced to the Royal Family, he reveals, by Lord Mountbatten. In 1966, Jimmy became the first civilian to be awarded a Royal Marines’ green beret. Mountbatten was commandant general at the time and realised that Savile could be a useful contact.
“Coming from Lord Louis, who was the favourite uncle of Prince Philip, that was quite something,” he says. “So obviously I hooked up with the Prince – what was good enough for Lord Louis was good enough for him.”
He donated proceeds from signed photos of himself with Elvis Presley to the Duke of Edinburgh’s National Playing Fields Association and Philip returned the compliment in the Eighties to raise money for the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville, Sir Jimmy’s pet project.
In 1991 writer Andrew Morton identified him as “an unlikely royal peacemaker” between Charles and Diana, adding: “As unofficial court jester, he articulates opinions courtiers can only think.”
He claims that he spent 11 consecutive Christmases with the Thatchers at Chequers. He says of the former premier: “I knew the real woman and the real woman was something else. The times I spent up there – Denis, me and her, shoes off in front of the fire. There was no conversation really.” He says he is no longer in touch because Lady Thatcher is now too infirm but that he still sees her daughter Carol “off and on”.
But his strangest stroke of apparent influence was when he met the Israeli president on his first visit to Jerusalem in 1975.
“I’m very disappointed be-cause you’ve all forgotten how to be Jewish and that’s why everyone is taking you to the cleaners,” Sir Jimmy told him.
“You won the Six Day War, you took all that land, you gave it all back, including the only oil well in the area, and now you’re paying the Egyptians for the oil you already had.”
He says the president asked him to come and say the same thing to the cabinet, which he duly did. “They asked my opinion about a couple of things, to which I said, ‘Nothing’s impossible’. They did exactly what I suggested and it worked out 100 per cent successful.”