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Why has paedophile Rolf Harris STILL got a CBE? MP’s anger at Government’s failure to strip disgraced entertainer of award from Queen six months after child sex crime conviction

Published January 14, 2015 by misty534
  • EXCLUSIVE: Shamed painter holds on to his award despite crimes
  • Labour MP Simon Danczuk: ‘Harris is an evil person who abused children’
  • Failure to remove the honour is unlike the treatment of other criminals
  • It could be because the Australian still protests his innocence 

A campaigning MP hit out furiously today after it emerged Rolf Harris still holds a CBE six months after he was convicted of paedophile offences.

Government officials were accused of ‘insulting’ his victims by failing to strip the disgraced Australian entertainer of the honour awarded by the Queen.

Critics contrasted the treatment of Harris – once among the Queen’s favourite entertainers – with that of Stuart Hall, the former It’s a Knockout host who lost his OBE four months after he was jailed for a string of child sex offences.

 Still Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire: Rolf Harris, who was sentenced to five years and nine months for child sex offences Australian media personality and painter Rolf Harris with his CBE after collecting it from the Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, who was standing in for Queen Elizabeth II at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, in 2006