Sunday 2 October 2022 07:21 PM Ex-Tory MP Harvey Proctor urges House of Lords to block fresh bid to make Tom ... trends now
Ex-Tory MP Harvey Proctor has urged the House of Lords to block a fresh bid to make former Labour deputy leader Tom Watson a peer.
Mr Watson, 55, peddled lies and pressured Metropolitan Police officers investigating false claims made by fantasist Carl Beech of a paedophile ring at the heart of Westminster.
Named Operation Midland, Met officers probing the bogus allegations carried out dawn raids at high-profile addresses including the homes of D-Day hero Lord Bramall, Lord Brittan and Mr Proctor.
Mr Beech had claimed he and other boys were raped and tortured in the 1970s and 1980s and that one young boy was even murdered by members of a VIP paedophile ring.
He is now serving an 18-year prison sentence for 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud.
The former Labour deputy 'formed a support group' and 'invited' Beech to the House of Commons following the allegations.
Mr Proctor today re-shared a letter written in January 2020, when Mr Watson was nominated for a peerage after reports emerged that the former deputy Labour leader has been nominated for a peerage by Keir Starmer, according to The Times.
Sharing the letter in a tweet, Mr Proctor said: 'Nothing has changed since 2020 when Watson’s peerage was rejected due to his meddling in Operation Midland.
'May I remind you all of my letter to Lord Bew, Chair of the House of Lords Appointments Commission, on 27th January 2020 when Tom Watson was nominated by Jeremy Corbyn.'
He also said the appointment would be a 'stain' on the House of Lords benches.
Ex-Tory MP Harvey Proctor today reshared a letter written in January 2020, when Mr Watson was first nominated for a peerage
Former deputy leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson ([pictured attending Glastonbury Festival in June 2019) peddled lies around Operation Midland
Westminster paedophile accuser Carl Beech was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court after being convicted in 2016 of 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one of fraud
In a series of tweets today, he continued: 'Again, Sir Keir Starmer showing a distinct lack of judgement.
'From his "believe the victim policy" when he was Director of Public Prosecutions & which he actively refuses to speak about. To nominating Tom Watson for a peerage. Neither are fit for public office!'