The five things you need to know on Friday 11 July 2014…
1) WAS THERE A PAEDO ‘CHUM-OCRACY’?
From the Sun:
« The Westminster elite ‘protected their own’ on child sex abuse for years, a Government whip declared yesterday. Claire Perry hit out amid growing fears a paedo ring has been stalking the corridors of power. She said: ‘Part of the problem can be traced, in my view, to the ‘chum-ocracy’ that for too long has been at the heart of the so-called Establishment.’ The junior member of the Government — promoted to assistant whip last year — said it meant ‘too many people with the same interests and the same out-of-touch sense of entitlement coming together to protect their own’. »