Lord Tebbit hints at political cover-up in 1980s over child abuse

Ex-Thatcher minister says people’s instinct was to protect ‘the system’ as it emerged a further 114 documents have been lost Lord Tebbit: ‘There may well have been [a cover-up]. But it was almost unconscious. It was the thing that people did at that time.’ Photograph: Felix Clay The former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Tebbit has said he believes there “may well” have been a political cover-up over child abuse in the 1980s. Lord Tebbit, who served in a series of ministerial posts under Margaret Thatcher, said the instinct of people at the time was to protect “the system” and not to delve too deeply into uncomfortable allegations. His comment came as the Home Office announced a fresh…
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