H/T Hatfield Girl
The BBC knows the limits of what the organisation absurdly terms 'balance' but is more often the promotion of moral relativism. A poppy week broadcast package may include as well as a British Legion spokesman an Islamic jihadist advocating sawing-off the heads of soldiers, an evangelical Christian may be 'balanced' by a Satanist, a reputable scientist by a flat-earther AGW advocate and so on. For every politician urging the benefits on-air of family life with both mother and father will be another defending the rights of promiscuous bastardy at the taxpayers' expense. But there is one unbalanced area into which they will not go - paedophilia. At least not any more.
Harriet Harman, who worked as the NCCL's legal officer in the late '70s and early '80s, then under the leadership of Labour's Patricia Hewitt, campaigned and lobbied the government of the day to legalise both sex with young children and the legalisation of sickening paedophile images; in a written submission in opposition to the Protection of Children Bill she argued that “childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in, with an adult results in no identifiable damage”. I sincerely hope that should this woman stand on her hind legs in the Commons to condemn Savile that there's just one MP with the balls to remind her of her own words.
This extraordinary and harmful nonsense was swallowed by the morally-rudderless left at that time, and few institutions dominated by 'liberal thinking' were exempt. An organised Paedophile ring, the PIE, were given space on the Campaign for Homosexual Equality's conference platform to make a lengthy speech, well-covered by the Guardian, advocating sex with small boys. The same Paedo ring submitted a 17-page document to mental health charity MIND after attending their own conference on sexual law reform. The BBC, whose vacuous search for 'balance' had led it to abandon any moral sense, would almost certainly have been a place in which an institutional sympathy with these repugnant practices pertained. Against the background of this lunacy scores of minors were grossly sexually abused with impunity.
There's always a price to pay for moral relativism, and it's always paid by the weakest, the most vulnerable and the most needful of our care and protection. And Harriet Harman, Jack Dromey and Patricia Hewitt should hang their heads in guilt and shame for their support and encouragement of all the sick Jimmy Saviles out there.