By Michael Powell for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 01:44 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 01:45 BST, 1 September 2019
Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has been accused of putting an alleged child sex victim under pressure to ‘name names’ of politicians involved in a fictitious VIP paedophile ring, despite significant doubts over her credibility.
A respected child abuse campaigner claims Mr Watson pushed Esther Baker into identifying alleged high-profile paedophiles during a meeting at his Westminster office.
Describing Mr Watson’s conduct during the two-hour meeting, Phil Lafferty, chairman of the support group Voicing CSA, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘I remember it absolutely clearly like it was yesterday.
Tom Watson interviewed VIP rape ring accuser Esther Baker in his Westminster office for two hours in November 2015, child abuse campaigner says
‘Watson was only interested in pressing Esther to name names. She did bring up [the late Labour peer Lord] Janner, Elm Guest House and Dolphin Square, all things that had already been in the newspapers by then.’
Ms Baker alleged in a series of TV interviews in early 2015 that she had been raped by a MP when she was a child,