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A plaque to a paedo

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Should a blue plaque in honour of the paedophile politician Lord Boothby in Eaton Square be removed?

 

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Boothby KBE (1900 – 1986) was up there with Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris. He liked little boys and hung out with such delights as the Christian pop singer Cliff Richard and the Kray twins and after his death it took decades until he was exposed for what he truly was: A fat bully and a paedophile.

 

A plaque to a paedo – Remove Blue Plaque to Lord Boothby from 1 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London, SW1 – Elijah Wood speaks out on Hollywood abusers
A plaque to Lord Boothby remains on the wall of 1 Eaton Square in spite of this otherwise irrelevant man being exposed as nothing other than a paedophile

 

Nicknamed “Bob” in polite circles and “The Palladium” (because he was “twice nightly”) elsewhere, a Blue Plaque was erected outside the insignificant politician’s home between 1946 and 1986 at 1 Eaton Square in Belgravia, London, SW1 after his death. It remains there in spite of the fact that Boothby is someone who, given what he did to innocent children, does not deserve to be remembered in any positive way.

 

Some will cite the row in Oxford over demands to remove a statue of Cecil Rhodes in support of keeping the plaque in Boothby’s honour, but that is an invalid comparison. Rhodes, like or loathe him, was a figure of international historical relevance and Boothby simply was not. Anything Boothby achieved in his lifetime in the public arena can only be described as unimportant whilst what he did in private was utterly vile. It is, I suggest, time to erase memories of Boothby in the same way that Leeds has sought to eliminate anything and everything relating to Jimmy Savile: The plaque to Boothby simply must go; there is no reason to keep it.

 

A plaque to a paedo – Remove Blue Plaque to Lord Boothby from 1 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London, SW1 – Elijah Wood speaks out on Hollywood abusers
Lord Boothby counted Sir Cliff Richard amongst his friends

A plaque to a paedo – Remove Blue Plaque to Lord Boothby from 1 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London, SW1 – Elijah Wood speaks out on Hollywood abusers
He was also known to be close to the gangster Ronnie Kray and his brother Reggie

 

Vipers in Hollywood

Elijah Wood shows courage in speaking out about child abuse in Hollywood

 

Elsewhere yesterday, the actor Elijah Wood suggested “Hollywood has its own Savile scandal” in an interview with The Sunday Times. Wood told the paper:

 

“You all grew up with Savile – Jesus Christ it must have been devastating”.

 

“[There are] a lot of vipers in this industry… There is a darkness in the underbelly… Victims can’t speak as loudly as people in power”.

 

A plaque to a paedo – Remove Blue Plaque to Lord Boothby from 1 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London, SW1 – Elijah Wood speaks out on Hollywood abusers
Elijah Wood has shown great courage in speaking out against powerful abusers in Hollywood

 

Mr Wood must be saluted for speaking out but in Britain such activities have and continue to be covered up also. The public must not forget this and in spite of claims of a witch hunt, we must never allow abuse to be swept under the carpet again. Victims of abuse by the powerful, whoever they may be and whatever drugs or criminal activities they may have subsequently turned to due to their damaged mental states, deserve justice and it is time that it was done.

 

 

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    16 COMMENTS

    1. It doesn’t appear to be an official blue plaque because the genuine article has Greater London Council or English Heritage written at the top. I couldn’t find it on the English Heritage site or on Wikipedia. It looks like an unofficial knock-off of a blue plaque put up by somebody – maybe an owner of the house, who knows?

      • It is on the Wikipedia list of Blue Plaques but the date it was errected is unknown (unlike what Lord Boothby got up to with innocent little boys).

        The building, I know, was redeveloped in the 1990s but I am not sure if it went up then but obviously it was put up after Boothby’s death in 1986 and not before then.

    2. Robert Baden-Powell has a plaque on his house in Kensington. He had a huge collection of naked photo’s of boys, and used to visit Geoffrey Wheatley Cobb, on his ship set up to train boys, ‘Bounty Boys’TS Foudroyant. Cobb was a well known paedophile, and had to move the ship from Falmouth to Portsmouth because of complaints from parents..

      Until his death in 1929, the Falmouth-based painter Henry Scott Tuke used the ship and its trainees as subject matter, naked boys. The ship is now HMS Trincomalee has become the centerpiece of the historic dockyard museum in Hartlepool, and Geoffrey Wheatley Cobb has been airbrushed into an ‘entrepreneur’.

    3. Totally wrong for it to be there, tear it down or put up anther one which reflects the truth about the disgusting fat creep.

    4. Keep it. It is simply a geographical locator. Let history show the extent of his interests(which were many) From cuckolding Harold MacMillan and, together with Tom Driberg and Guy Burgess notorious cottaging homosexualists.

      • You are entitled to your view but he was a) not historically significant and b) a paedophile. If a plaque to him should be kept, then any in honour of Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris should be kept also. It makes utterly no sense and the plaque to Lord Boothby must go.

        • Boothby was Parliamentary Private Secretary to possibly our most notable prime minister, Winston Churchill. He founded a political party, the anti-Fascist Popular Front. He later held junior ministerial office and was ennobled. He had a notorious affair with another prime minister’s wife Dorothy MacMillan. He appears in many biographies and received much critical contemporary media coverage
          You may not like it, but by most judgements this was “historically significant”.

    5. In my formative years, an East End villain once warned me ‘ Us gangsters is one thing, but Eton, Oxford and the Guards – them’s the real villains ‘ or was it Eton, Sandhurst and the Guards?

    6. Transgender toilets, we are entering a Liberal period, he is not a paedophile, but an adult attracted to younger persons, and political correctness will eventually force us to accept them and even allow them to marry kids. Intolerance will not be tolerated. Equality for all.

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