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MPs to grill foreign minister over use of UK weapons in Yemen

Tobias Ellwood faces tough questions in investigation into arms exports to Saudi Arabia By Frederika Whitehead | 15 April 2016 Foreign minister Tobias Ellwood is to be grilled in a parliamentary inquiry into whether UK arms have been used in the war in Yemen. MPs on the House of Commons committee on arms export controls will quiz Ellwood, […]

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Police see Pimlico property as key to ‘paedophile murder’ case

‘Operation Midland’ investigates whether victim was held at London flat before killing By Mark Conrad and Frederika Whitehead 14 March 2015 “I know the fear that they instilled in us back then stopped me from speaking out previously, but now is the right time to come forward” – Nick Detectives believe that a specific flat in central London’s Pimlico […]

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Video: ‘Darren’ calls on police to arrest Dolphin Square abusers

Survivor speaks of child sex abuse near Commons by ‘nasty, violent and dangerous’ MPs By Mark Watts and Tim Wood | 14 January 2015 Watch Video CAUTION: this video interview is chilling and upsetting. Police should arrest MPs and VIPs who sexually attacked children at Dolphin Square, one survivor of abuse at the apartment complex near Parliament told Exaro. “Darren”, […]

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Exaro and David Hencke up for top awards over CSA inquiry

Press Gazette’s British Journalism Awards shortlists Exaro for ‘campaign of the year’ By Exaro Team | 1 December 2014 Exaro and the work of eight of its journalists are shortlisted for this year’s British Journalism Awards. The eight contributed to a series of articles on Exaro that led to the overarching inquiry into child sex abuse. In addition, […]

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Video: ‘Nick’ tells of how MPs ‘liked to inflict pain’ during abuse

Survivor appeals for others to testify about sexual assaults on children at Dolphin Square By Mark Watts and Mark Conrad | 5 November 2014 CAUTION: this video interview is chilling and upsetting. Watch Video Two former Conservative MPs enjoyed inflicting pain as they sexually assaulted boys, one abuse survivor told Exaro. “Nick”, as he is known to protect his identity, […]

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Ministers ‘must not interfere’ with SFO’s case over Saudi bribes

Anti-corruption bodies fear block on GPT prosecution in repeat of ‘Al Yamamah’ probe By Frederika Whitehead | 23 September 2014 Ministers are being warned against “political interference” in a bribery investigation into a massive UK contract to overhaul military communications in Saudi Arabia. Transparency International and Corruption Watch fear a repeat of the debacle in 2006 when the […]

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Conservative conference faces fresh claims over paedophile MPs

New questions over how Whips’ Office covered up for Peter Morrison and other abusers By Frederika Whitehead | 11 September 2014 “He is what they call ‘a noted pederast’, with a liking for young boys” – Edwina Currie, former Conservative MP This year’s Conservative conference is set to be dogged by fresh allegations about how the party covered […]

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Theresa May orders independent inquiry into child sex abuse

Home secretary agrees to call by 146 MPs for investigation by Hillsborough-style panel By Tim Wood, Alex Varley-Winter and Frederika Whitehead | 7 July 2014 “The matters that lay behind the report were allegations that… senior Conservative members of Parliament may have been involved” – Theresa May, home secretary Home secretary Theresa May today bowed to pressure to set up an […]

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Baroness Butler-Sloss and bishop of Durham back CSA inquiry

Theresa May faces fresh backlash over delay to inquiry as 11 Lords join call by 146 MPs By Mark Conrad and Frederika Whitehead | 7 July 2014 “It is time we had the disinfectant of investigation in the full light on this” – Baroness Brinton, Liberal Democrat Former High Court judge Baroness Butler-Sloss and the bishop of Durham are joining […]

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CSA inquiry: Theresa May’s statement to House of Commons

BBC, NHS, Church, Parliament – even Whips’ Office – all covered by independent probe By Alex Varley-Winter, Tim Wood and Frederika Whitehead | 7 July 2014 Home secretary Theresa May went to the House of Commons this afternoon to make a statement that related to child sex abuse. May came to tell MPs that she was agreeing – after initially seeking […]