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UK PM vows to investigate child abuse by politicians

British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Monday to leave ‘no stone unturned’ in investigating allegations of child abuse by politicians in the 1970s and 1980s, amid accusations of an establishment cover-up. He was speaking ahead of the expected announcement by his government of a wide-ranging inquiry into the alleged abuse and whether the authorities ignored it.

‘I am absolutely determined that we are going to get to the bottom of these allegations and we’re going to leave no stone unturned to find out the truth about what happened -- that is vital,’ the prime minister said. Long-running rumours of an organised ring of paedophiles in Westminster have resurfaced following revelations of historic child abuse by celebrities such as the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.

The rumours focus on a dossier compiled by late lawmaker Geoffrey Dickens in 1983, which is thought to have contained allegations of child sex abuse against a number of members of parliament and other public figures. It was passed to the Home Office, or interior ministry, but subsequently went missing.

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