I ran this story two years ago
This is the classic example of how the establishment contains harmful information within its ranks and passes off anything else as gossip – just like the Savile case. George Thomas was a Cardiff Labour MP for years then became Speaker of the House of Commons 1976-83. He was also a Methodist min ister and preacher and deeply religious. But he wasn’t. He was all hokum. He would visit cinemas in London looking for boys to have sex with. He would pay young men to give him blow jobs in train toilets between Cardiff and london. He was frequently blackmailed by these same men. Leo Abse a fellow Welsh labour MP gave Thomas £800 to pay off one such blackmailer. It was Abse who revealed – long after thomas’ death – that Thomas was indeed a continual blackmail victim in his autobiography. Abse was widely condemned for revealing the information. You see everybody in the political class knew that the religios preacher was a fraud but allowed the punters to go on buying it. The story could not leak out to the punters – not till after death anyway. Knowledge is power – gossip is subversive. Yes they knew the Speaker – the highest office in the land outside royalty – was a vile balony who could be heard shouting Order Order in the back row of the Curzon cinema more often than the Commons. think Boothby, Mountbatten…………..think Saville………..