Dr Alf asks two important questions. Let me restate for convenience:
Has there been a cover-up to protect the famous and to avoid scandal?
Do the Police have the resources and political backing to complete investigations and bring the cases to Court?
The answers to Dr Alf’s 2 questions are respectively ‘YES’ and ‘NO’.
That there has been a cover-up is not in doubt because the Official Secrets Act has been used along with threats of sacking policemen and denying them their pension rights to stop investigations in their tracks.
In addition, several of the abused boys have been threatened with their lives and some have died in suspicious circumstances.
The facts about the Kincora Boys Home were being reported in Private Eye decades ago, yet the Home Secretary does not want to add what happened there to what happened at Dolphin Square and at the Elm Guest House even though all three are linked. She has pointedly refused to guarantee immunity from prosecution for the victims of abuse who breach the oath under the Official Secrets Act, saying instead that she “hopes” that they would not be prosecuted.
Furthermore there are people still alive today who are being investigated as we speak.
With the sheer number of police enquiries (60), it is hard to see how with present police numbers, the numbers of high-profile pedophiles to be investigated, the squeeze on police budgets and the fact that some of the alleged pedophiles and abusers are members of the judiciary ,members of social services at a high level, members of the police, and members of pop-groups with membership of the highly secretive OTO Satanic sect, like the late Sir Jimmy Saville just how logistically the police will have the capacity to get the job done.
With regard to the record of the police, their UK clear up rate for crimes reported to them is 25% and for the Metropolitan Police it is 9%, so my faith in their ability to get to the bottom of matters is close to zero.
My prediction is that Justice Lowell Goddard and the police will find a few dead pedophiles, have her inquiry compromised by selective leaks and that the miscreant pedophiles at the top will walk away scott free.