Patricia Hewitt’s civil rights campaign offered legal advice to adults who have sex with 14-year-olds
Thursday 27 February 2014
‘Former Blairite Cabinet minister Patricia Hewitt said that a civil rights campaign group which she used to run would be prepared to offer legal advice to adults who wanted to have sex with 14 years olds.
A memorandum unearthed from the archives of the National Council for Civil Liberties show shows that Miss Hewitt told a committee of campaigners – including a man later convicted as a sex offender – that a legal department headed by Harriet Harman would look at cases of sex between adults and children aged 14 to 16.
Miss Hewitt was the general secretary of the NCCL – which today is known as human rights group Liberty – from 1974 to 1983 while Miss Harman was its legal officer from 1978 to 1982.’
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Harman’s pressure group advertised for members in magazine for paedophiles: New evidence links NCCL to PIE while Harriet was legal chief
‘The National Council for Civil Liberties placed a recruitment advert for new members in the house magazine of the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange, it emerged yesterday.
Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman and her MP husband Jack Dromey say PIE was banished before she became the NCCL’s legal officer in 1978.
But disturbing new evidence contradicts this claim – and reveals further embarrassingly close ties between the NCCL and the paedophile group campaigning to legalise sex with children.’