Edward Heath

Defenders of Ted Heath Beware: You and I Know Nothing

Brogan Morris | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics
Brogan Morris

I can't claim to have any conclusive answers about Ted Heath, but I - as everyone should - respect those alleged victims enough not to dismiss their claims on a hunch.

There Was 'Not A Whiff Of Sexuality' About Ted Heath, Says Ex-Aide

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK

Sir Edward Heath was "completely asexual", according to one of the former prime minister's closest advisers.Lord Armstrong of Ilminster said child sex...

Ex-Aide Claims Ted Heath Was 'Completely Asexual'

PA | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK

Sir Edward Heath was "completely asexual", according to one of the former prime minister's closest advisers.Lord Armstrong of Ilminster said child sex...

'Shy Gay' Ted Heath Was No Paedophile, Says Ex-Madam

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Politics

A former brothel keeper at the centre of the Sir Edward Heath child sex scandal has claimed she arranged male escorts for him, but insisted the former...

The Spectator Allows A Convicted Paedophile To Defend An Alleged Paedophile

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

Former singer-songwriter and convicted paedophile Jonathan King has used an opinion piece in the Spectator magazine to argue Sir Edward Heath couldn't...

Barrister In Brothel Keeper Case Reveals The Real Reason Why It Was Dropped

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

The barrister who dropped the criminal case against the brothel keeper at the centre of the alleged Sir Edward Heath child abuse cover up has insisted...

Five Police Forces Investigate Allegations Against Former PM Heath

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Politics

Five police forces are investigating sex abuse allegations linked to Sir Edward Heath. On Tuesday evening, Hampshire Police confirmed that it was also...

Watch Ted Heath's Tory Whip Talk About Covering Up 'Scandals Involving Small Boys'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

Footage showing a senior whip in Sir Edward Heath's government boasting that he could cover up “scandals involving small boys” has resurfaced,...

We Need to Ensure the State Never Allows the Powerful to Evade Justice Again

Tom Watson | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Watson

Since 2012 I have referred two allegations made against former Prime Minister Edward Heath to the police. It is for the police to investigate and we need make sure they are given the space and time to do that. But it was alarming to learn on Monday that Wiltshire police is to be investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission over allegations it dropped a criminal case in the 1990s because the suspect threatened to go public with allegations about Heath. That should concern us all. It is not the first time agencies of the state have been accused of failing to investigate claims made against members of Parliament or suppressing criminal inquiries into MPs.

Man Claims To Have Been Raped By Former PM As A 12-Year-Old Boy

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK

A man has claimed he was raped by Sir Edward "Ted" Heath aged 12, after it was revealed police are investigating decades-old abuse claims about the ex...

Thatcher's Gender Framed Her Politics

Diane Abbott | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Thatcher was certainly not a feminist either in principle or in practise. She is alleged to have said that feminism was "poison". Far from seeing herself as a role model to female politicians, she actually promoted fewer female MPs than her male predecessors. She was the archetypal successful woman who revelled in being 'one of the boys'. But in a curious way the cult around her, particularly in the later years of her career, was one that could only have been excited by a woman.

The Queen And Her 12 Prime Ministers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

As Britain sails into the much anticipated Diamond Jubilee weekend, David Cameron has been praising her Majesty's "Great British Sense". Over her 6...

The Euro Paradox: The Lesson is Better Institutions, not Less

Rob Marchant | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Politics
Rob Marchant

All in all, the Tories are unlikely to have a coherent, outward-looking policy towards Europe by 2015. It may sound counter-intuitive, but there is ultimately a medium-term opportunity here for Ed Miliband: if, that is, he chooses to take it.