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Westminster child sex scandal: Cops to quiz MPs ‘rent boys’ whistleblower

Published November 9, 2014 by misty534

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Former Tory activist Anthony Gilberthorpe says he told Margaret Thatcher 25 years ago he had witnessed top Tories enjoying sex with boys at drug-fuelled parties

A whistleblower who claimed Cabinet ministers enjoyed sex parties with rent boys is to be quizzed by police investigating the Westminster abuse scandal.

Former Tory activist Anthony Gilberthorpe says he told Margaret Thatcher 25 years ago about what he had witnessed and gave her names.

The Sunday Mirror revealed in July how he claimed to have seen top Tories enjoying sex with boys at drug-fuelled parties.

He claimed to have supplied youngsters as young as 15 for MPs during conferences at Blackpool and Brighton in the 1980s.

Mr Gilberthorpe said one who attended a sex party is a serving minister and that others included Thatcher Education Secretary Keith Joseph, former Attorney General Michael Havers and top Tory Rhodes Boyson.

Mr Gilberthorpe’s claims over Joseph and Boyson were supported by a paedophile dossier compiled by Labour peer Barbara Castle.

Mr Gilberthorpe, 52, will be questioned under caution.

A source said today: “Anthony was contacted by Scotland Yard a few weeks ago. They are preparing to question him in the next two weeks.

“He stands by his claims and to make these allegations to the faces of those accused or involved who are still alive.”

by Mathew Drake