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Freedom Of The Press Threatened By Cabinet Minister Ken Clarke

Freedom Of The Press Threatened By Cabinet Minister Ken Clarke

Guest post by Ben Fellows – Former Child Actor

It seems nowadays that everyone in the public eye is attempting to suppress the press and media. It seems that the rich and powerful are quick to take drastic legal actions when stories in the press don’t suit their public image. From sports personalities, celebrities and actors to politician’s indiscretions.

From ‘super-dupa’ court injunctions which prevent you from even thinking about telling someone’s story. To famous and influential people and their representatives making dodgy deals with the media, arranging not to run certain stories about their indiscretions in return for juicer ones about someone else. Jimmy Savile apparently called newspapers up directly and told them that he wouldn’t raise money for a particular charity if they ran allegations of paedophilia about him.

Ben Fellows - Kenneth Clarke touched my penis over my trousers when I was 15 years old. Cabinet office sex abuse rife BBC paedophiles child actor Sky report

Ben Fellows

So I published a story with a headline that ran ‘I RAN THE GAUNTLET OF PEDOPHILES IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY’, SAYS FORMER CHILD ACTOR’. In the article I mention that during my time working on the ‘Cash For Questions’ story for The Cook Report, Ken Clarke groped my penis with his hand whilst in a political lobbyist’s office. Now, he thought I was fifteen years old at the time. It was an unpleasant incident for me which lasted no more than a few seconds. After the incident I told a number of The Cook Report staff about the groping and we left it at that, as they would have to discuss whether or not they could even include the footage in the programme.

So when the publisher of 21st Century Wire received an email from the Cabinet Office yesterday evening – let’s say that I for one wasn’t surprised. The email protested Kenneth Clarke’s innocence so vehemently that it was even denying things that Ken Clarke had never been accused of – at least not by me.

Kathryn Laing, Special Advisor to Kenneth Clarke in the Cabinet Office said :

Please Could you remove the comments about Ken Clarke from the following posts on your website : HYPERLINK http://21stcenturywire.com/ and HYPERLINK http://21stcenturywire.com/2012/10/11/i-ran-the-gauntlet-of-pedophiles-in-the-entertainment-industry-says-former-child-actor/

Kathryn goes onto say …

The comments are a complete fabrication and highly defamatory. Mr Clarke has never been involved in any incidents of this kind. He was not involved in Cash for Questions – at the time he was a Minister and therefore could not ask questions. He is firmly heterosexual. Like most parliamentarians he vaguely knew Ian Greer but had no dealings with him. The most charitable interpretation is that it is a case of mistaken identity

She finishes off with a standard legal threat against the 21st Century Wire :

If the comments are not removed Mr Clarke will need to consider legal action

Ben Fellows - Kenneth Clarke touched my penis over my trousers when I was 15 years old. Cabinet office sex abuse rife BBC paedophiles child actor Sky report

Ken Clarke

For the record – my allegation is that Ken Clarke touched my penis over my trousers when he had been told I was fifteen years old. I was actually nearer eighteen but was playing the part of a fifteen year old for The Cook Report. Incidentally Kathryn on Ken’s behalf states that Kenneth wasn’t involved in “Cash for Questions”. Well I never said he was or that he had ‘dealings’ with Ian Greer.

I have no idea why he was in Greer’s office. I was just a kid delivering a “dirty deal” message to Ian Greer for the TV programme. That’s it. The point is that Ken Clarke was in Ian Greer’s office and that’s when I met him. I’ve also never questioned his sexuality or his friendship with Ian Greer or lack thereof. Of course Ken is clearly getting a little desperate and his advisors don’t seem to be able to come up with an adequate plan to deal with the situation. So they are trying to say that I couldn’t recognise him or that it wasn’t him – a case of mistaken identity? Please, I know what Ken Clarke looks like and Ian Greer even introduced him as Ken Clarke.

This series of articles began as a story about child abuse and paedophilia in the wider entrainment industry and not just the BBC. However, having been interviewed by The Times journalist Jack Malvern, a senior features writer, only to have the story dropped by the Murdoch’s because I’d named someone who is fronting their Christmas schedule this year. Just to remind you that the Newsnight programme was pulled for exactly the same reasons by the BBC.

Now, we’re moving into the centre of government, exposing a cabinet minister for groping what he thought was a fifteen year old boy’s genitals. To discovering that politicians think that if they write a letter asking for the news to be changed that editors and publishers will actually do it. This of course proves without a shadow of a doubt that we no longer have a free press. If indeed that’s what editors and publishers do on receiving one of these emails from the Cabinet Office.

Ministers affecting or even attempting to affect the news is a very dangerous place to be. When you allow anyone to suppress, edit or spike a news story you turn from being a democracy into a dictatorship. It really is that simple. The question is where does it end? One day it might be suppressing an incident of groping a teenager … tomorrow it could be suppressing the reason why we are going to a war.

The press’ job in a democracy is to question and bring to task people who are attempting to pervert our society.

I think John F Kennedy said it best when he said :

No official of my administration, whether his rank his high or low, civilian or military should interpret my words here tonight as a reason to censor the news to stifle dissent to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and public the facts they deserve to know

Is Ken Clarke really threatening our democracy by sending this email asking for a publisher to censor himself? Probably not. But we are certainly going down a very slippery slope.

Ben Fellows


Links :

Ben Fellows Reports Ken Clarke To The Police

I Ran The Gauntlet Of Paedophiles In The Entertainment Industry

Murdoch Newspaper Does A BBC To Protect Paedophiles

I’ve Named Names But They’ve Buried My Story

Sex Abuse Rife At BBC Says Ben Fellows

Hard Work By Alternative Media Finally Being Picked Up By MSM

Will the BBC Trust fix it? Or are they just a sick cabal of institutional profiteers

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  1. Excellent post. Aren’t you worried that you will end up in a police cell for three nights whilst some cunts in blue try and fit you up?

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  2. Whilst I am not questioning your authenticity, nor denying it was unpleasant can we be clear about what pedophilia is and isn’t. This was sexual assault, and I hope these attempts to silence you are instead shouted from the roof tops, but it was not a sexual attraction to prepubescents.

    This may seem pedantic but it does matter, as we are in danger of lumping a whole different group of offences together.

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    • If the person he groped was to his knowledge 15 then it is legally child sex offence. Some paedophiles are attracted to young people who are in early puberty too, it’s not just prepubescents who can be victims of paedophiles.

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      • Attraction to teenagers is called ephebophilia and it is entirely different to paedophilia, which is the sexual attraction to pre-pubescent children.

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        • Messing with an UNDER 16 especially without consent is ASSAULT AND PAEDOPHILIA. No dressing it up. Is the kid over 16? No – is the adult over 16? Yes? Then it’s Paedophilia. End of.
          Consent given? No? The it’s assault.
          Dress a duck up as a dog, it’s still a duck.

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    • Peadophile pedantry = Peadantry. Lets get a copyright on that.

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    • touching 15 year olds when you are a grown man is a peado, are you stupid ? 15 years old !!! 16 is legal age !!!!

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  3. Now then! Now then! It’s to be expected. All minor celebs will now crawl out from the wood-work claiming some “important’ personage interfered with them.

    I can see the Daily Mail now:- The Pope slipped me one in the gents. The Queen gave me a blow-job. Cameron does three in a bed with Jimmy Savile. James Bond gets it on with dwarfs. Lassie shagged Trigger.

    Where will it all end?

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    • So people should just shut up lest it causes too much trouble?

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      • No but maybe none of us should just accept everything we are told/read as fact – maybe question the authenticity a little before deciding it has to be true huh?

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      • No my old son. You’ve got it wrong. I’m a firm believer (maybe flaccid theses days) that the cigar smoking, dodgy shell-suit wearing, blonde wig cover-over, kiddy-fiddler and corpse shagger was all and more of a bent character.

        That doesn’t mean “as it ‘appens” that there isn’t going to be a whole load of second rate tossers jumping on the band-wagon proudly pronouncing that they too were “done” by his Vileness.

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    • it will end badly if people with your views prevail.
      Please…before you try and persuade people that we’re being paranoid and witch-hunty, maybe you should go and check the extent of this out. Even now…Clarke and his mates are popping gagging orders all over the place, and the cops investigating the savile rottoness are talking about pedo networks in high office
      what do you call a CONSPIRACY theory when it starts looking true?

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  4. I think your talking utter bollocks – in your original post, you were quite happy to name politicians but not “entertainers” now why is that? bit of an agenda here maybe? bit of bandwagon jumping going on? I couldn’t care less if Ken Clarke or any other politician is named or shamed but I do care about people like you trying to make a bit of a name for yourself by joining in on the latest witch hunt in this country – we put the French revolution to shame in the Uk If, and I mean IF you are telling the truth then name ALL!

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  5. Is Parky’s website down? What about the masterclass?

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  6. An interesting post from Mr. Fellows , kudos to him for having the courage to write it and I hope for him there are no blow backs from it . The bbc is only one facet of our elitist establishment and there is no reason to believe that it has the monopoly corruption . One name can lead to another especially so if the perpetrators are starting to get worried , all we need are a few honest and unafraid police .

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  7. A year ago after Max first dished the dirt on Jimmy Sovile I was castigated for suggesting there was a high level pedophile ring operating within the BBC. A year on and I’m more convinced than ever that the BBC – and the entertainment business in general – is infested at every level with pedos, their apologists and protectors.
    Daylight is the best disinfectant and we need an open and unafraid media to shine a light into these dark corners where the lowest of the low crawl around. The MSM isn’t quite up the job, it seems. Thank god for bloggers and the internet.

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    • I have more and more respect for you as I read your blogs. As usual you have suggested what everyone thinks and do not care who knows your views. Good on you Sunshine.

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  8. This calls for popcorn!!!!!!!!!

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    • I wouldn’t settle down for some entertainment just yet , 10/1 it will get killed outright or fizzle out down the memory hole.

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  9. Great article, Ben – admire your strength in presenting your experience, so that other young people may be spared such gross intrusion by those in positions of power.

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  10. i wonder if PRINCE charles is going to send a few more emails

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  11. “There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it will never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals for rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.” – John Swinton, former Chief of Staff of the New York Times, called by his peers “The Dean of his profession”, was asked in 1953 to give a toast before the New York Press Club

    It’s much worse now. especially in the UK. The MSM are a big part of the problem.

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  12. In the States, child actor Cory Feldman said (and including his friend the late actor Cory Haim) almost exactly the same thing Ben Fellows said about running abreast of peadophiles in the entertainment industry! it really seems amazing that so many people were victimised by the late Jimmy Savile, the same way others were in Hollywood and Nashville!

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  13. Ben said he had a video of this, Ken touching his meat and two veg
    pony up the video on youtube and then we’re cooking on gas

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  14. Phone tapping scandel, now this, someone is out to destroy the Murdoch’s totally, THINK WHY AND WHO

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  15. Ben give us kens email address please

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  16. This scandal has much, much further to go.
    Read this and understand that it goes all the way up to Prince Philip and you’ll understand why the establishment has been able to keep a lid on the paedophile network for so many decades

    … those in government are sexually compromised, and their sexual secrets are collected and then they are promoted into governments and into judiciaries and into all the positions of importance….
    …… One of the things I discovered about New Zealand is, that it is a ‘Paedophile Movement Fronting as a Country’, and New Zealand’s main import and export, apart from dairy, maybe, is heroin. More recently that has been taken over with methamphetamine.
    I also found that the heroin deals were being done during and just after the royal visits, and that the principle heroin trafficker is ‘The Black Prince’ – Prince Philip – along with his wife Queen Elizabeth and the now deceased Queen Juliana of Holland and her husband Prince Bernhard.
    Those who supplied children for paedophilia to Prince Philip were invited into the heroin trafficking ring…..

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    • Oh for Gods sake! whats your name – David Icke!! unbelievable nonsense – you are just the sort of feeble thinking sheeple that would commit suicide en masse because the “mother ships will save you” – learn how to evaluate and think independantly of crap conspiricy theories.

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  17. Ben, I don’t doubt what happened, theirs more to be uncovered I’m sure of that.

    I would however like to get something cleared up as it matters to the allegation.

    Where you then 1 or “closer to 18”

    “But I was only fifteen at the time, so not being able to say no to a job – I joined the team and began my role in the sting.” off 21st century wire.

    on here: “I was actually nearer eighteen but was playing the part of a fifteen year old”

    A minor point but in the end it makes a difference to any charges brought.

    You had guts to bring this out and I admire you for that!

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    • “Where you then 1 or “closer to 18″

      Sorry I meant 15 or closer to 18 – keyboard keeps missing.

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  18. Another organisation that should be investigated is the St John International head office in London. St John International in London are currently pulling out all the stops in order to present awards to two known members of the St John New Zealand paedophile gang. The awards are to be presented by the Queen’s representative in NZ, the Governor General.

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  19. Well done Ben for speaking out. You are one brave person. Can one assume that ALL friends of Jimmy Savile be investigated, including the Royals? The major problem is that politicians pass laws regarding gay marriages, paedophile sentencing, age of consent and the rest … in fact to help them with their sick way of life. I read that Tony Blair was in fact arrested for importuning. Must be the public schools they attend :-(

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    • What the hell has gay marriage got to do with paedophilia?

      This helps politicians with their ‘sick way of life’, does it Polly?

      Get a fucking grip.

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  20. Well done Ben for speaking out. You are one brave person. Can one assume that ALL friends of Jimmy Savile be investigated, including the Royals? The major problem is that politicians pass laws regarding gay marriages, paedophile sentencing, age of consent and the rest … it would appear in fact to help them with their sick way of life. I read that Tony Blair was in fact arrested for importuning.

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  21. Jimmy Savile And The Sexy Kids

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  22. I’m sorry but Ben Fellows’ side of the story needs close examination.

    The Cook Report Ben refers to was in fact never broadcast. It was a cash for questions sting in which Ben played the role of the young boyfriend of a man posting as a businessman trying to buy influence via Ian Greer Associates.

    Mr Greer was a known homosexual so it made sense to play on this aspect with a sting featuring a young hunky boyfriend as a symbol of the bait’s wealth and power.

    From what I can establish through my own research at no stage during the sting was it ever decided that Ben, who was 17-18 at the time, would play the role of an underage boy.

    Furthermore this particular Cook Report was dropped because it failed to uncover any significant leads. The very presence of Ken Clarke in Greer’s office would be political dynamite at the time. The press was busying itself trying to uncover the MPs Greer had in his pocket. Ken Clarke would be a huge huge story.

    I’m sorry but if Kenneth Clarke was present in Ian Greer’s office then the corruption goes very deep, right up to Central Television and beyond, but I can’s see how even a powerful man like Clarke could have crawled out of this.

    Besides, there was never even a hint of Clarke being bisexual – and working in Whitehall as I was at the time I would have heard.

    I’m sorry Ben but unless you can provide more details about the sting, and in particular WHY you were playing an underage boy in a cash for questions sting I call this out as fantasy.


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    • Lol, good one. I think this guy as been telling pokies aswell to put people in a bad light. Why would someone make stuff like this up? What do they get out of it?

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    • The video recording seems to be pivotal , without it there is just one mans word against another . Mr. Clarke is the one who is threatening legal action so he must feel confident it never was or no longer is in existence .

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  23. Well done, Ben. I saw your expose on U.K. Column.

    I’ve re-blogged your article on the Enemeis of the People website: http://eotp.org/2012/10/29/2012-conservative-m-p-ken-clarke-groped-my-penis-with-his-hand-thinking-i-was-fifteen-at-the-time/

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  24. Could it be?


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  25. Clarkes Underage Nubiles Titillate, Shameful.

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  26. Frankly. I’ve never read so much bollox in my life…. What is wrong with everybody? We are all sexual animals and yes there are some who take it too far but what is happening now is just stupid …. Ken Clark touched my penis… So f….ing what…get over it if it really happened…. Why parade it ? In my youth you dealt with it… Everyone knew who was that way inclined and you either avoided them or slapped them off… I think the world needs to grow up an focus on real problems not silly old men who do inappropriate things…

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  27. How the hell does that make him a pedo? It does not. Bi or gay and a pervert but not a pedo.

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  28. I did hear that the queen mother was a bit of an old pevert herself she liked mixing with queers and looking will the queers fuck ed under aged boys up the arse.

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