Two Tory Ministers were named in a damning 1980s paedophile dossier

Sir Keith Joseph and Sir Rhodes Boyson were cited in the “VIP” paedophile document drawn up by Labour’s Barbara Castle

Named: Sir Keith Joseph and Rhodes Boyson

Two senior ministers in the Thatcher government exposed by the Sunday Mirror last week for indulging in sex parties with underage rent boys were named in a damning paedophile dossier compiled in the 1980s.
Sir Keith Joseph and Sir Rhodes Boyson were cited in the “VIP” paedophile document drawn up by Labour’s Barbara Castle. Other MPs, senior policemen, head teachers and clergy were also named.
And today we can also reveal disgraced former Tory MP Harvey Proctor has been named by witnesses in connection with sex parties and faces being questioned by a Government inquiry.
Special branch officers seized Baroness Castle’s file in 1984.
Boyson was described in it as secretly involved with the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) group which campaigned to legalise sex with children.
The dossier contained details of how the one-time Under Secretary for Education raised funds and drove promotions for PIE.
It was also claimed he arranged for members to meet influential education figures and even distributed their magazine MagPIE.
Joseph, tipped as a future Tory PM and later made a peer, also featured in Baroness Castle’s dossier several times.
Last week we told how former Tory activist Anthony Gilberthorpe claimed he supplied underage rent boys for private sex parties at Tory conferences.
He said Joseph, Boyson, Dr Alastair Smith and Thatcher’s Attorney General Michael Havers attended them.
At least two alleged witnesses have also named former Tory MP Proctor, 67, as being at parties in statements for the inquiry.
He was exposed in 1986 for arranging sordid spanking sessions with young men and was found to be leading a double life and living with an 18-year-old male prostitute at a time when the legal age of consent was 21.
A court later heard how the pair had a bust-up when the relationship ended.
A source close to the inquiry told the Sunday Mirror: “Proctor’s name has repeatedly been mentioned by at least two alleged victims. He is going to be of key interest.”
Approached for comment last week, Proctor, former MP for Basildon and Billericay, said he was unable to comment because of a gagging agreement he claims to have signed years ago.
After Baroness Castle collated her file, she handed it to Don Hale, then the respected editor of her local newspaper, the Bury Messenger.
Mr Hale, who had read the contents, claimed a “heavy mob” of Special Branch officers then raided his office and confiscated it a day after paedophile Liberal MP Cyril Smith visited him to demand that he bury the story.
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