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National Enquiry Finally Opened into Child Abuse/Pedophiles in Elite Political Insitutions

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There is evidence at least 20 prominent paedophiles - including former MPs and government ministers - abused children for "decades", a former child protection manager has claimed.

 

Peter McKelvie, whose allegations led initially to a 2012 police inquiry, said a "powerful elite" of paedophiles carried out "the worst form" of abuse.

 

He said the network extended into both the House of Lords and the Commons.

 

The government has already announced two reviews into claims of abuse.

 

Home Secretary Theresa May told the House of Commons the first review would be a wide-ranging inquiry - similar to the inquiry into the Hillsborough disaster - led by an independent panel of experts on law and child protection.

 

The second review - which is to be led by head of the NSPCC Peter Wanless - would cover how police and prosecutors handled information given to them, she told MPs.

 

Following the announcements, Mr McKelvie - giving his first television interview for 20 years - told the BBC he believed there was evidence to link a number of former politicians to an alleged paedophile network.

 

"I would say we are looking at upwards of 20 (people) and a much larger number of people who have known about it and done nothing about it, who were in a position to do something about it," he said.

 

Mr McKelvie said some of those who were alleged to have abused children had now died.

 

He told the BBC he had spoken to victims over "many, many years" and that children - "almost exclusively boys" - were moved

around like "a lump of meat".

 

They had been subjected to the "worst form of abuse", including rape, he said.

 

Mr McKelvie was a child protection manager in Hereford and Worcester and worked on the conviction of paedophile Peter Righton - a former consultant to the National Children's Bureau.

 

Righton, who is now dead, was also a founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), before he was convicted of importing child pornography.

 

However, Mr McKelvie told the BBC that the evidence discovered in the case went much further than simply Righton.

 

 

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Why has this come up now?

Labour MP Simon Danczuk last week called on Leon Brittan to say what the then home secretary did with documents he was passed in the 1980s containing allegations

about powerful figures and paedophilia.

 

What happened to the files?

Lord Brittan passed them to Home Office officials. A 2013 review found 114 documents were unaccounted for. The review found the minister had acted appropriately.

 

What did the papers allege?

The allegations, compiled by Tory MP Geoffrey d*ckens, were set to "blow the lids off" the lives of powerful child abusers, the MP's son has said. The late Mr d*ckens said he planned to expose eight such figures.

 

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Child abuse investigations

 

Here are the main ongoing investigations and inquiries into historical abuse allegations in institutions around the UK.

 

Independent inquiry

The Government announced on 7 July 2014 an independent inquiry to investigate the way public bodies handled child sex abuse claims. It is not expected to report before the 2015 general election.

 

Home Office review

NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless is to lead a review into Home Office handling of historical child sex abuse allegations and the way police and prosecutors dealt with any information given to them. This follows a call from Labour MP Simon Danczuk to explain why written allegations about powerful paedophiles - presented in the 1980s to Leon Brittan when he was home secretary - have since disappeared. A Home Office review last year of allegations concerning child abuse from 1979-99 resulted in four files, not previously disclosed, being passed to police. But the review found no evidence of specific allegations of abuse by prominent public figures.

 

Cyril Smith/Rochdale

Two investigations - by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Rochdale Council. On 7 July 2014, GMP said it was considering widening its inquiry into claims of a cover-up involving paedophile abuse at Knowl View School, Rochdale, in the 1980s and 1990s. It said Rochdale Council had agreed to suspend its own inquiry while it considered how to proceed.

Savile NHS inquiry

It found Jimmy Savile sexually assaulted victims aged five to 75 between 1962 and 2009 in 28 hospitals, including Broadmoor and Leeds General Infirmary. Reports at several other hospitals, including Stoke Mandeville, have been delayed.

 

Dept for Education

Headed by human rights lawyer Lucy Scott-Moncrieff to look at allegations Savile abused children in schools and children's homes, from the 1960s to 1980s. Aims to report summer 2014.

 

Savile BBC inquiry

Dame Janet Smith is investigating whether culture and practice at the BBC enabled Savile to carry out abuse of children unchecked - due to report summer 2014.

 

Operation Yewtree

Police investigation into Savile and others. An investigation by the Metropolitan Police and NSPCC reported in January 2013 on allegations against Savile. Cases which emerged as a result of investigations into Savile, but were unconnected to him, included Max Clifford and Rolf Harris. Investigations into other suspects are continuing.

 

Operation Fairbank/

Fernbridge/Cayacos

Operation Fairbank was a "scoping exercise" by the Met Police to establish whether there was sufficient evidence for a formal inquiry. Operation Fernbridge was subsequently launched in Feb 2013 to investigate allegations about a paedophile network linked to Parliament and Number 10 centred on Elm Guest House in south-west London. Operation Cayacos is investigating allegations of a paedophile ring linked to convicted paedophile Peter Righton.

 

Pallial inquiry

Investigating allegations of historical abuse between 1953-95 at children's homes in North Wales. Also Mrs Justice Macur appointed by PM to review the 2000 Waterhouse inquiry into North Wales abuse dating back to the 1970s.

 

Historical Institutional Abuse

(Northern Ireland)

Set up to establish if there were systemic failings by institutions or the state in their duties towards children in their care between 1922-95.

 

Operation Garford, Suffolk

Investigating historical abuse allegations centred on Kesgrave Hall School in the 1980s and '90s. Results of the original investigation were reviewed but new allegations have since been brought involving two more schools which are being investigated.

 

Jersey care inquiry

Investigating historical abuse claims in Jersey's care system from 1960 to present day, begins 22 July.

 

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Were child abuse inquiries blocked?

 

It's not so much a single scandal as a series of claims relating to the alleged activities of child abusers from the 1960s through to the 1980s.

 

Furthermore, it's alleged that investigations into the abuse were thwarted or dropped to protect the perpetrators, some of whom were powerful people or had links to the powerful.

 

It's not just about the "d*ckens Dossier" of allegations passed to the Home Office in the 1980s. It's not just about the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), which campaigned to legalise sex between adults and children.

 

It goes further than Cyril Smith's alleged abuse of children 40 years ago. And it extends beyond a police investigation into the rape of children at a guest house allegedly frequented by politicians and celebrities in the 1980s.

 

But linking it all is a common thread - the vulnerability of some children in care and a failure to properly investigate and hold to account those responsible for their abuse.

 

One year to start with is 1994. Back then a man called Peter McKelvie was a child protection manager in Hereford and Worcester who was assisting police investigating an influential paedophile, Peter Righton.

 

Righton had hoodwinked social workers and child abuse specialists during his career rise to become a consultant to the National Children's Bureau.

 

Now dead, he was ultimately convicted of importing child pornography. But Mr McKelvie believes that what was discovered went much further than that and Righton should have been convicted for far more serious crimes.

 

For 20 years he says he has been asking himself why leads suggesting links between paedophiles and government were not investigated further by police.

 

When the Jimmy Savile scandal broke in 2012 Mr McKelvie took his concerns to Labour MP Tom Watson. When Mr Watson raised it in parliament, a police inquiry, Operation Fairbank, was launched to examine the claims.

 

Officers tracked down seven boxes of evidence from the original Righton investigation and started to go through them. The resultant publicity prompted more calls from members of the public to Mr Watson.

 

As more information came in, different investigations were launched, the best known being Operation Fernbridge which has been investigating allegations that in the 1980s famous people abused children at a place called Elm Guest House in Barnes, south-west London.

 

Meanwhile in Rochdale another Labour MP, Simon Danczuk, was looking into claims that Cyril Smith had abused children with impunity at a residential care home, Knowl View.

 

It was his evidence to the Home Affairs Committee last week, calling for an investigation into the "d*ckens Dossier", that catapulted a series of claims into the headlines.

 

Peter Righton was a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), a shadowy pressure group which in the 1970s and 80s tried to legitimise and decriminalise sex between children and adults.

 

It no longer exists but achieved notoriety once more earlier this year with reports that in the 1970s it had infiltrated the National Council for Civil Liberties. Did it infiltrate government too?

 

A man claiming to be a former Home Office civil servant last week told the Sunday Express that not only was PIE receiving funding from the Home Office in the 1980s, it was doing so at the request of Special Branch, the intelligence-gathering arm of the police. And he believed the police were not interested in catching child abusers.

 

He said his superior told him that Special Branch "found it politically useful to identify people who were paedophiles... I was aware a lot of people in the civil service or political arena had an interest in obtaining information like that which could be used as a sort of blackmail."

 

Home Secretary Theresa May has said a Home Office review found the claim that PIE was government funded to be untrue but it would be re-examined by the inquiry.

 

Allegations of Special Branch involvement in a cover-up were also made by Jack Tasker, a former Lancashire detective who tried to prosecute Cyril Smith for child sex abuse.

 

He says Special Branch detectives arrived in his office one day, told him to hand over all his notebooks and files, and told him to go no further with his investigations.

 

"Nothing like that had ever happened before," he told the BBC. "That came from London." Cyril Smith was never prosecuted.

 

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Timeline: 1980s child abuse allegations

 

The apparent disappearance of files alleging paedophilia linked to institutions in the 1980s has led to allegations of an establishment cover-up.

 

What were the key events that led to Prime Minister David Cameron promising to get to the truth of those claims?

 

1982: The Home Office adopts the "Grigg System" for its files. Under the system, files were reviewed after five years to decide whether or not they should be destroyed

 

August 1983: Anti-paedophilia campaigning MP Geoffrey d*ckens says he plans to expose eight prominent figures, telling the Daily Express: "I've got eight names of big people, really important names, public figures. And I am going to expose them in Parliament."

 

November 1983 and January 1984: The Home Office receives information from Mr d*ckens about alleged child abuse. The then Home Secretary Leon Brittan says he subsequently passed a "bundle of papers" to his officials.

 

March 1984: The Director of Public Prosecutions tells Mr d*ckens two of the letters he forwarded to the Home Office "could form the basis for enquiries by the police" and they are "now being passed to the appropriate authorities".

 

March 1987: Mr d*ckens thanks the Home Office for "following up the cases that I keep sending to it".

 

May 1995: Mr d*ckens dies.

 

October 2012: Labour MP Tom Watson claims in Prime Ministers' Questions there is "clear intelligence suggesting a powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and Number 10".

 

Late 2012: Abuse allegations against the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith are aired in Parliament. Greater Manchester Police say he should have been prosecuted. Police confirm they are investigating abuse claims surrounding the former Elm Guest House in Barnes, south-west London.

 

February 2013: The most senior Home Office civil servant commissions an independent review of more than 746,000 files from 1979 to 1999 to identify any information received about organised child sex abuse.

 

March 2013: According to the Independent, when he is contacted about Mr d*ckens' allegations, Lord Brittan tells the newspaper he has "no recollection of these matters".

 

August 2013: The Home Office publishes a summary of its review online, confirming that copies of Mr d*ckens' files "have not been retained". It finds that Lord Brittan acted appropriately in dealing with the documents.

 

1 July 2014: Labour MP Simon Danczuk calls on Lord Brittan to say what he knew about Mr d*ckens' dossier

 

2 July 2014: Lord Brittan releases a statement saying he passed the papers to his officials to examine.

Later that day: Lord Brittan issues a further statement clarifying that while he "could not recall" what further action was taken, the information in the Home Office's 2013 review "shows that appropriate action and follow-up happened."

 

4 July 2014: Prime Minister David Cameron orders Home Office permanent secretary, Mark Sedwill, to look again at the handling of the allegations.

 

7 July 2014: Lord Brittan issues another statement dismissing claims he did not act properly on the allegations put to him by Mr d*ckens as "completely without foundation".

 

7 July 2014: David Cameron pledges to get to the truth of historical child sex abuse claims, saying there would be "no stone unturned to find out... about what happened".

 

Later that day: Greater Manchester Police said it was considering widening its investigation into allegations of a cover-up involving paedophile abuse at Knowl View residential school in Rochdale in the 1980s and 1990s.

 

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What is inside the dossier?

The dossier contains allegations about paedophile activity at Westminster. It was passed to the then home secretary, Leon (now Lord) Brittan, by the Tory MP Geoffrey d*ckens in 1983.

 

What happened to it?

The dossier is one of 114 potentially relevant files from the period 1979 to 1999, which could not be located and were "presumed destroyed, missing or not found".

 

Was there a cover-up at Westminster?

Lord Tebbit on Sunday said there "may well" have been a political cover-up over child abuse taking place at Westminster in the 1980s. Lord Tebbit, who served in a series of senior ministerial posts under Margaret Thatcher, said the instinct at the time was to protect "the system" and not to delve too deeply into uncomfortable allegations.

 

Who is implicated?

We just don't know. The extraordinary comments by Lord Tebbit intensified demands for an over-arching public inquiry into allegations of child abuse from that era. They include claims of abuse by the late Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith and allegations of paedophile activity at parties attended by politicians and other prominent figures at the Elm Guest House in Barnes, south-west London.

 

Will there be a public inquiry?

Not exactly. The chief executive of the NSPCC Peter Wanless is to head a review into allegations of historical child sex abuse, Home Secretary Theresa May told MPs on Monday. The review by Peter Wanless, which will take eight to 10 weeks, will look at the Home Office's investigation in the allegations, but also how the police and prosecutors handled information passed to them.

The government will also establish an independent inquiry under an expert panel into handling of child abuse by public bodies, which could be upgraded to a full public inquiry if the panel decides it is needed.

 

What has Lord Brittan said?

Former home secretary Lord Brittan has welcomed the expected announcement of a broad independent inquiry, but rejected as "completely without foundation" claims that he failed to deal adequately with them when they were first made in the 1980s.

 

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MPs have felt "bullied" into signing a petition demanding an inquiry into child sex abuse, MPs have heard.

 

Labour's Simon Danczuk told the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee that over 120 MPs had signed a letter to the Home Secretary calling for a probe.

 

But Tory Mark Reckless said some colleagues were fearful that if they did not sign they would be accused of being "sexual abuse deniers".

 

Mr Danczuk helped expose Liberal MP Cyril Smith as a child sex abuser.

 

He said he had come under pressure about whether he should name suspects or not.

 

He told the MPs that Smith, a former Rochdale MP, had only escaped prosecution because "he was part of network of people" who protected each other.

Hillsborough-style probe?

 

He said the police had investigated Smith, who died in 2010, from the 1950s to the 1990s, but no prosecution was brought.

 

"He only stopped because he died," said Mr Danczuk, the current Rochdale MP.

 

"He was part of a network of people that were protecting each other - in terms of this type of abuse - that allowed him to get away with the crimes he committed."

 

Mr Danczuk said he wanted a "Hillsborough-style" inquiry into the extent of child sex abuse among people in high office "to give a voice to the voiceless".

 

"I actually think that politics is the last refuge of child sex abuse," he said, stressing that other institutions like the police, local authorities and the media had dealt with it.

 

"But in terms of politics there's a view that we should sweep it under the carpet, that we shouldn't name people," he said.

 

"There's pressure applied as to whether I name people or not."

 

Mr Danczuk said more than 120 MPs had sent a letter to Home Secretary Theresa May calling for an inquiry. "We have seen a sea-change in terms of this type of issue," he said.

 

But Mr Reckless said some MPs had felt bullied into signing up in case they were accused of being sexual abuse deniers.

 

Mr Danczuk recently published a book alleging more than 140 complaints had been made by victims about Cyril Smith, but the former MP had been left free to abuse children as young as eight.

 

Greater Manchester Police and Rochdale Council are carrying out two separate investigations into child abuse allegations involving the late MP.

 

More than 100 MPs are calling for a larger inquiry into historical claims of child abuse in schools, hospitals and care homes.

 

 

 

WHY WOULD YOU NOT WANT A DEEP ENQUIRY WHEN THERE IS SO MUCH INITIAL EVIDENCE?

 

REALLY HOPE THIS IS WHERE IT ALL STARTS

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MPs have felt "bullied" into signing a petition demanding an inquiry into child sex abuse, MPs have heard.

 

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still at large

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They will take down a few scapegoats to cover up the bigger more powerful names

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Home Office under fire over 'lost' paedophile dossier

 

The Home Office is facing calls to explain why a 1980s dossier about alleged paedophiles at Westminster was "destroyed" by officials.

 

The document was handed to then Home Secretary Leon Brittan by Tory MP Geoffrey d*ckens.

 

Lord Brittan passed concerns in it to the relevant authorities, but the file itself was not kept.

 

Labour MP Simon Danczuk said it may contain evidence that would identify child sex abusers.

 

The Home Office said a 2013 review found the "credible" elements of the dossier which had "realistic potential" for further investigation were sent to police and prosecutors while other elements were either not retained, or were destroyed.

 

In an earlier version of this story, we reported that the Home Office had launched a trawl for the missing dossier, but this had in fact already been carried out - even though most people, including Lord Brittan himself, appear to have been unaware of it.

 

Simon Danczuk had been pressing Lord Brittan to reveal what he knew about the dossier's contents - and for the Home Office to publish it in full - when officials released a statement saying they had already carried out a review that had found it had not been retained.

 

A Home Office spokesman said Lord Brittan had not been contacted by the team who were conducting the review of old Home Office files, records and other papers to find out "what action was taken in respect of any material received".

 

But the team had found a letter from Lord Brittan to the late Tory MP Geoffrey d*ckens, dated March 1984, which said some of the concerns he had raised about alleged abuse had been passed to the director of public prosecutions, who had passed them on to the police to investigate.

 

The review found that Lord Brittan had acted appropriately in dealing with allegations and it had "found no evidence of Mr d*ckens expressing dissatisfaction about the action taken in respect of the information he had passed on".

 

He added: "Why would you destroy such an important document? What action was taken? Were any prosecutions forthcoming? We need to know this. It's raising more questions than it is answers."

 

Downing Street rejected calls to publish the review in full. The prime minister's official spokesman said: "The executive summaries fully reflect the work that was done."

 

Lord Brittan then issued a further statement, saying: "In the last hour I have been alerted to a Home Office independent review conducted last year into what information it received about organised child sex abuse between 1979 and 1999.

 

"The review found information had been dealt with properly.

 

"It also disclosed that material received from Mr d*ckens in November 1983 and January 1984 had not been retained.

 

"However, a letter was sent from myself to Mr d*ckens on March 20, 1984, explaining what had been done in relation to the files.

 

"The Home Office independent review is entirely consistent with the action I set out in my earlier statement. Whilst I could not recall what further action was taken 30 years ago, the information contained in this report shows that appropriate action and follow-up happened."

 

Alison Millar, a lawyer representing alleged victims of abuse relating to the Westminster claims, condemned the failure to retain the dossier.

 

She said: "My clients are incredulous at how this dossier can have simply disappeared. It seems inconceivable that a document of such importance can have simply disappeared.

 

"I would strongly support the calls for a widespread inquiry into historic sexual abuse so that my clients could have their many questions answered about who knew what, and that a very troubling veil is lifted from the corridors of power."

 

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Tracks are already being covered

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The MP who passed a dossier of paedophile allegations to the Home Office in the 1980s told his family the details were "explosive".

 

Geoffrey d*ckens, who died in 1995, said it would "blow the lid off" the lives of powerful and famous child abusers, his son has told the BBC.

 

Barry d*ckens said he would have been "hugely angered" that the allegations had not been properly investigated.

 

Labour is demanding a fresh inquiry into the missing dossier.

 

It comes after one of the party's MPs called for the then Home Secretary Leon Brittan to make public what he knew about paedophiles operating "in and around" Westminster in the 1980s.

 

Geoffrey d*ckens, a long-standing campaigner against child abuse, passed the dossier of allegations to Lord Brittan, who has said he passed it on to his officials and raised concerns about some of the allegations with the director of public prosecutions.

 

His son Barry d*ckens told the BBC's Matt Prodger: "I would like Lord Brittan to name the very next person he handed it on to.

 

"And where did it end up? There must have been a person who was the last to handle it.

 

"My father thought that the dossier at the time was the most powerful thing that had ever been produced, with the names that were involved and the power that they had."

 

Mr d*ckens said he did not know the details of what was in the dossier but "it was talked about in the family, discussions now and then, sort of 'Wait and see what happens - this is going to blow everything apart. These people won't know what hit them'."

 

Around the time that the dossier was handed in, Mr d*ckens said the MP's London flat and his constituency home were both broken into and ransacked within the same week, but that "nothing was taken".

 

"They weren't burglaries," he added. "They were break-ins for a reason. We can only presume they were after something that dad had that they wanted."

 

 

 

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They will take down a few scapegoats to cover up the bigger more powerful names

 

trussssss

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hate that cheese face bitch theresa may with a passion

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SMH whats wrong with these wronguns

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Filmmaker Bill Maloney and fellow anti child abuse campaigner Chris Fay discuss the current circumstances surrounding former Home Secretary Leon Brittan, Simon Danzcuk MP's question to the House of Commons, Government coverups and other sensitive issues that are relevant.

 

 

Good watch

 

>>>> Clegg

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Not even scratching the surface tbh.

 

Some of these white pedophile rings go wayyyyyyyyyy wayyyyyyyyyyyy back.

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Jill Dando warned me of ‘pervy’ Jimmy Savile, says BBC’s Sally Jones

 

 

 

Really wonder how deep this goes

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Nah seriously watch this

 

The part 15minutes on about the child snuff movie

 

Tortured for 8 years, repeatedly raped, slashed up with a knife, tortured, slow mo replays and then finish off cutting his head off and leaving it in a bucket of water

 

Tape passed onto the MET Police at least TWICE and no investigation opened

 

Think this is one of the saddest things I have ever heard

 

Gave me goosebumps hearing that

 

:(

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The Elm Guest House child abuse scandal arose from claims of sexual abuse and the grooming of children by prominent British men, including politicians, at parties held at the former Elm Guest House in Rocks Lane, near Barnes Common in South West London during the late 1970s and 1980s.

 

An investigation, Operation Fairbank, which was led by the Metropolitan Police Service, started in late 2012. The investigation was a "scoping exercise" aimed at a "preliminary assessment of the evidence rather than a formal inquiry".[1] The existence of the operation was confirmed on 12 December 2012, after operating in secret for several weeks.[1] A full criminal investigation, Operation Fernbridge, was launched in February 2013 as a result of allegations arising from Operation

Fairbank.[2] The allegations of an establishment paedophile ring are part of a complex multi-agency investigation.[3]

 

Prominent people who attended parties at Elm Guest House are reported to have included the Liberal MP Cyril Smith and the Soviet spy Anthony Blunt.[3] According to The Independent, other alleged visitors to the guesthouse include the former British diplomat Sir Peter Hayman, as well as a Sinn Féin politician, a Labour MP, and several Conservative politicians

 

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