August 14th, 2014

Cliff Richard’s House Searched Over Alleged Sex Abuse

A Berkshire property belonging to Cliff Richard is being searched by police in relation to an alleged historical sex offence, reports the BBC.

The allegations date back to the 1980s and relate to an underage boy. 

He’s out of the country on his summer holiday…

UPDATE: Statement from Cliff:

“For many months I have been aware of allegations against me of historic impropriety which have been circulating online. These allegations are completely false. Up until now I have chosen not to dignify the false allegations with a response, as it would just give them more oxygen. However, the police attended my apartment in Berkshire today without notice, except it would appear to the press. I am not presently in the UK but it goes without saying that I will cooperate fully should the police wish to speak to me. Beyond stating that today’s allegations are completely false it would not be appropriate to say anything further until the police investigation is concluded.” 


356 Comments

  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    Comments closed in 3.2……. Cant have any about Leon can we..

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    • 12
      White Man says:

      I always thought he was playing around in the Shadows!

      I am here all week!

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      • 35
        Django says:

        Kerching!!! Looks like someone’s in need of money. What I find surprising is that none of the mega bands of the 70s (dare I name them!) have had accusers step forwards. If you read the band biographies they are full of sex, groupies drugs, groupies, sex, groupies and more sex, yet not a whisper, unless it was all lies of course.

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        • 309
          RichUpNorth says:

          I don’t believe this one bit. All these “victims” coming out of the woodwork after saying nothing for decades. Don’t they realise how dumb they sound. “So and so interfered with me at his house/flat/whatever”. “When did this happen?” “About 1980″. “Fuck off”.

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          • Anonymous says:

            google elm guest house, watch the video, and then see how accusers were blocked from making statements about the abuse they endured, you numpty.

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      • 156
        The two Muppets says:

        Another witch hunt , or somebody looking to make some easy money?
        I expect that more accusations will come out of the woodwork when
        more people will suddenly remember that they were assaulted 30 years ago.

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        • 183
          basil says:

          now you say it a vague misty moisty memory is coming to me –
          yep he definitely chewed my jammy dodger roger

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        • 205
          Anonymous says:

          Not reported,of course, by press and BBC is the rioting in Sheffield between ISIS and Kurd supporters.Please, do not tell me that muslims are against ISIS- they support them,they are in our midst and we still do nothing. I feel so sorry for the remaining white English who must be bewildered at their town becoming a third world tip and basket case , unable to move away.Only Breitbart London reports what is going on without fear.
          Guido, I believe, is too interested in ridiculous and overblown tittletattle. He has the means to stand up for this country but scandal is the name of his game.

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          • Throg says:

            This Cliff Richard smear is a plot by Mossad to divert attention from what they are doing in Gaza, aided and abetted by Guido who is their pawn.

            (there, did that get you past the vinegar strokes to the full 10cc’s?)

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          • Ichabod says:

            I was in London yesterday — a rare visit. Having an hour to kill before catching my ooach home, I went for a walk around the street near to Harrods –it was on the way to Victoria– and hell’s bells what a shock. I think I saw a handful of (obviously or presumably) fellow Brits, but the hundreds of others seemed to be of Middle Eastern appearance,and there were quite a few women in hair and face coverings. I’ve heard the phrase ‘ a stranger in my own land’ a few times, but last night I experienced the sensation for myself. Sobering, and saddening, really.
            But then i’m probably a reactionary old racist.

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          • Faira Nbalanced says:

            Because you were next to Harrods.

            Try an Irish pub in New York, full of Irish folk!

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          • Golden Rule - you got the gold, you make up the rules says:

            Guido’s only interested in uncle Ruperts money. When Rupert fancies a riot on the front page then Guido will be bashing out the copy.

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          • (1) as any fool knows, but apparently not you, the Irish don’t have pubs, they have bars. Look it all up on Wiki you fcukwit. (2) No-one in their right mind would go to any “Irish” bar in the US, precisely *because* it’s full of Irish, or Yanks, or Yanks pretending to be Irish, or Irish pretending to he Yanks – although why any sane person would want to be taken as belonging to any ofnthese groups is a fcuking mystery to the rest of the Western world

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          • Anonymouse says:

            Islam is a religion of peace and anyone who says otherwise is a lying racist. Even bin Laden loved non-Moslims really.

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    • 58
      astounded of royal whitney houston says:

      i was just about to go on a summer holiday – and now this!

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    • 59
      What the fook is this policing the past all about? says:

      Noooo not Cliff as well.

      I’m not sure all this revisiting the past is healthy anyway. What’s it all in aid of, it’s like no one can control it now that it has started?

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      Tom Catesby says:

      The bottle of rose on the left looks like Cliff’s already had a taste.

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    • 340
      Thinker says:

      How the hell do the Police get a warrant to raid an empty house that was purchased 25 years after the claimed offence – Sounds like a fishing trip or just a photo opp for the BBC – maybe police relationship with the press should be investigated. What does the magistrate think they could find after 29 years !! can’t be a selfie – its before mobile phones.

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      • 346
        PACE says:

        Won’t be long before the entire content of the house is leaked to the press.

        How’s the Hillsborough inquest going, boys?

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    • 353
      Anonymous says:

      What has happened with the Elm Tree guest house enquiry? nothing since Butler Sloss resigned, Why is that I wonder?

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    What took them so long?

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    • 8
      What exactly is the point? says:

      And will they find much evidence after 30 years?

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      • 33
        Anonymous says:

        Try his hard drive. And underneath the cellar floor.

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        • 93
          Here Kitty Kitty... says:

          At last – we’ll have a Christmas without sanctimonious Cliff Richard plugging his latest single.

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          • Yasser Araffat Burger says:

            He may be plugging his latest single but not in that way

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          • Anonymous says:

            He’ll re-release his favourite song ‘The Young Ones’

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          • ron Vibbentrop says:

            ‘Up until now I have chosen not to dignify the false allegations with a response’ – Doesn’t Kitty have a super injunction from the High Court preventing anyone naming ‘her’ in connection with Elm Guest House in Barnes?

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        • 123
          Mikey says:

          The allegation dates back to the ’80s. What kind of hard drive were you using back then?

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        • 336
          Roger Dewhurst says:

          Thirty years ago hard drives were as scarce as hens teeth and I very much doubt that Cliff Richard would have been capable of using a computer then, probably not even now. He could well have afforded a secretary to do all his paper work.

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      • 122
        Maximus says:

        Policy-based evidence-making has taken over from evidence-based policy-making.

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        • 225
          Trying to be helpful says:

          Apartments don’t have cellars or newly concreted over floors.
          But he has all of that
          BIG GIVEAWAY CLUE!

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      • 228
        Handycock and Reverend Flowers (former Co-op) says:

        Cliff is innocent just like us. Boaz.

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        • 319
          Tom Catesby says:

          What happened to the Rev, he seems to have dropped out of the news, not in the same clinic as Handy is he?

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          • Rev Flowers says:

            I am staying as a guest of Handy at his villa in Spain, which he gratefully received from his boys in Portsmouth, big time drug dealers. Handy tells me that he brought thousands of asylum seekers in to the city so that his boys could launder their drug money through property development to house them. So in gratitude, they gave him this villa. Handy assures me that there is no problem with the police in Portsmouth as the most senior police officers are being paid off by his boys and they are all in the same Lodge, the Libertine Lodge, that Handy is the Worshipful Grand Master of, and that I intend to join pretty damn quick. Boaz.

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  3. 3
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    Top Story on Al Beeb.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28790718

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    • 113
      Gladys says:

      Best of luck Cliff, my old mate.

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      • 347
        Violent Asquith says:

        And I hope that when no evidence is found and no charges levied, he can sue and expose his accuser. This is put up to distract from Met investigation of protected paedophiles currently active in Westminster. How about a few allegations to break the silence?

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    • 261
      CMYK says:

      To think they have already printed the 2015 Cliff Richard calendars…

      Oops.

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  4. 4
    A crime against humanity says:

    Has he ever been charged for releasing ‘Wired for Sound’?

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  5. 5
    Frank Carson's ghost says:

    Well he did say he liked the young ones.

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    • 17
      Kitty says:

      I’m not gay, ya? I just lived with a bloke for 30 years because I get lonely. My new fella is just my ‘companion’, mkay?

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    • 101
      Anonymous says:

      And that they shouldn’t be afraid . errr

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      • 117
        Elm Guest House Receptionist says:

        Hi All

        We found some rollerscates and a Walkman behind a bed-side table.

        Anyone?

        Thanks,
        Carol

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        • 138
          Funny how righties went from calling for justice over Operation Ore to silence over 80s Tory nonces says:

          Were you a member of the Spartacus club?

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  6. 7
    Oh Dear says:

    The young ones,
    Darling we’re the young ones,
    And young ones shouldn’t be afraid.

    To live, love
    While the flame is strong,
    For we won’t be the young ones very long.

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  7. 10
    summer holiday says:

    no I don’t believe it

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  8. 11
    Rupert says:

    Becky says he’s not ginger and she will be enjoying misteltoe and wine at the Christmas country supper again this year, and hopes he will be whipping out his twelve-inchers to delight everyone regardless of sex

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  9. 13
    ANON says:

    He’s out of the country and no longer holds a British citizenship as he lives in Barbados……convenient?

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  10. 14
    Check facts first says:

    He did used to take boys on holiday on his cruiser on the Norfolk Broads. That was very good of him wasn`t it.

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  11. 15
    Edna in Clapham says:

    This witch hunt is getting ridiculous.

    I’m more concerned about what’s going on today rather than 30 odd years ago.

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  12. 16
    Clifford says:

    buy some butt plugs Cliff

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  13. 18
    Oliver Cromwells Mum says:

    This relates to the 1980s wait until the rest from 70s and before come out of the woodwork.

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  14. 19
    Hacked Off Hypocrite Hugh says:

    How dare the press pry into someone’s personal life in this way.

    Oh, wait… public opinion might be on the side of this one.

    OK, we’ll let this one go then.

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  15. 20
    Sheffield United says:

    We’ll have Sir Cliff if he can play left back.

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  16. 28
    Sandra Davies says:

    People jumping on band wagon. No way is he guilty :(

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  17. 32
    Radio Bollocks says:

    I am amazed he has never been really publicly investigated by the media. Nice guy and “they” will not be able to pin anything on him. Much too rich for a start with lots of very influential friends. Met him once or twice and he had an older friend along on each occasion. Can’t afford him on Radio B !

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  18. 34
    eufemiano nadal says:

    Lucky they put a cover on Wimbledon

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  19. 38
    Hamish says:

    The under age boy is probably Cliff himself.
    Did none of the rest of you have sexual feelings before the ‘age of consent’.

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    • 69
      Cinna says:

      Talk about self delusion!

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    • 75
      M says:

      The age of consent is invented by politicians and has no bearing on the development of a human and is set at different ages from country to country. And of course they did is the answer to your question and a lot of them probably ignored it.

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    • 144
      Cobblers says:

      Cliff underage in the 1980’s??? He must be 120 years old now!

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    • 273
      EdmundF says:

      Yes I did but Jodie Foster, Tracey Austin, Lindsay Wagner etc weren’t available.

      Anyway Cliff wasn’t underage in the 80s – unless you mean the 1880s.

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    • 286
      Neil Down says:

      Yes Mr Tatchell and oddly enough I’m quite pleased no 50 year old nonce ever plied me with drink and got up my arse.

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  20. 39
    John Bellingham says:

    Despite the rumours and the innuendo–no one could have covered up p0uffery and b&ggery so well for over 50 years. When Reggie Dwight denied being a whoopsie,, just about everyone but the barristers laughed up their sleeves, Freddy Mercury, ditto. Everyone KNEW Johnathan King was what he was. There was a contemporary of Cliff’s, now dead, who was definitely into little boys, he was married with kids, so he got away with it.

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    • 44
      The British media are cunts says:

      It wasn’t covered up as such, the media turned a blind eye as large numbers of them were involved in the whole sordid mess.

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    • 62
      Legal Landlord says:

      I’m shocked and surprised at this , the same as I was when Ian Thorpe came out of the closet last month ! Who ever would have thought ?

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    • 339
      Anonymous says:

      OK.

      I’m an androgenous person whose new single is called:

      ‘I’d love to make love to a man or a woman – but not as a man or a woman.’

      It’s out now ……….and I don’t mean the single.

      Peace and Love.

      @U.

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  21. 40

    His middle name is Rodger, if that helps.

    What a tangled webb…

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  22. 43
    The British media are cunts says:

    What every gayer wants.

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  23. 45
    BrownBrittanMandlescum says:

    Leave Cliff alone, whatever happened was a very long time ago.

    When are they going for the political scum? They only seem to find dead ones guilty.

    I want to see these filthy scum in jail.

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  24. 46
    Wonderful Life says:

    If it goes on at this rate pretty soon HMP will be putting on better concerts than the O2

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    • 172

      Only if wobble boards are against regulation.

      Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 250
      Criminal Compensashun Act Lawyer says:

      Yes, we’re making a fortune!. The more the merrier. Sadly, as we go further into the past, there will come a point where all these evil alleged abusers have died off. We’ll have to invent a new industry then

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  25. 48
    Oliver Cromwells Mum says:

    Congratulations and jubilations, what took them so long, tip of a very large
    iceberg ?

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  26. 49
    nigel idol says:

    fancy having a middle name of Rodger.

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  27. 50
    Hank says:

    We’re all goin on a bummin holiday. We’re goin where the sun shines brightly, we’re goin where the boys are free…

    Sing along

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    • 60
      Oi'll gi' it foive !! says:

      In 1963 our local cinema was struck by lightning during the last screening and burnt down the week it was showing Summer Holiday.

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  28. 53
    A Cliff Richard fan says:

    You’re only calling him a nonce because he’s a popular singer.

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  29. 57
    roger wuftah says:

    I just can’t see cliff as a fiddler

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  30. 63
    Kev says:

    I can’t even start to imagine Sir Cliff would do this. Someone is short of cash

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    • 68
      Nightmares at Elm Tree says:

      This is long overdue they must have evidence

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      • 146
        The man at the back in the blue jumper, yes you sir says:

        Are you saying it’s overdue because you have evidence which you decided not to give to the police? I’m sure it’s not because you have taken an irrational dislike to Sir Cliff (unless you really do know him well).

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      • 317
        Jim says:

        Just a TV camera.

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    • 110
      elsie says:

      I agree I just can’t imagine what he would be doing with young boys – after singing lessons and glasses of vimto what on earth would they be doing – its all beyond me.

      my husband always said he liked a bender but he knew cliff liked girls after that summer holiday film.

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  31. 66
    Owen Jones says:

    Has anybody done a Bummer Holiday gag yet?

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  32. 70
    Ah! anyone for tennis says:

    Cliff and his younger sister.

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  33. 71
    Nightmares at Elm Tree says:

    Won’t be the “Jukebox Jury” next time

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  34. 72
    Ah! now says:

    Border Police are watching for a man wearing 50 wigs.

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  35. 73
    Tattooed_Arry says:

    My Dad tells me he used to see his p.a./gofer picking up rent boys for him in the 60s from the Queens Head in Chelsea.

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    They used to say that the one thing that would be believed of any man at all was, that he had taken to drink. Now it seems to be something else.

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  38. 80
    Maimed Codger says:

    Homosexual, Pedophile, or both.. what is the difference… oh yes… one is legal and the other soon will be if progressive Dave has his way…

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  39. 81
    Batchelor Boy says:

    Ed Stewpot’s Christmas Day Show will be running out of records to play at this rate…Merry Cliffmas everyone!

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  40. 84
    George Clooney says:

    But he was engaged with a ‘fiance’ and everything. I’m baffled.

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  41. 90
    Rumours abound says:

    Cliff is to form a new boy band…
    Rolf on didgeridoo and Stuart Hall on backing singers

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  43. 101

    Good article from the S’pectator.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  44. 103
    Mr Clifford says:

    Er – Innocent until proven guilty people. The only criminal record Cliff currently has is his back catalogue.

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    • 322
      Jim says:

      I am sure he will sell the apartment now that eight police officers have stood in his bedroom rummaging through his underwear.
      I am sure that wonderful camera shot from the helicopter shows a police officer using the pot plant in the lounge as a urinal.
      Now where have I seen that scene before?
      Oh yes, it was something about freedom, human rights and how to overcome them.

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  45. 106
    Cliff sings says:

    Beat it

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  46. 111
    Police state or what! says:

    Kin L the Police Never even informed cliff that they were searching his house but they told the Press.

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    • 155
      Maximus says:

      Cheap way to look good. So, which of my neighbours should I shop as a n*nce?

      Weenie meanie minor ‘mo. That’s the one.

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      • 169
        Fuck this country says:

        Do they look good?

        I don’t think so.

        They should have invited Cliff to attend. I never realised that the plod coukld just enter any property anywhere on a whim.

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  47. 112
    Paddy Power says:

    3/1 Number 1 by this Christmas

    https://crimestoppers-uk.org/most-wanted/

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  48. 115
    Stating the bleedin obvious says:

    He’s abroad, on his Summer Holiday
    Won’t be back for a year or two.
    Extradition orders for the Portugese authorities
    Will make some lawyers a bob or two
    Make them a bob or two….

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  49. 116
    elton says:

    whack it

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  50. 119
    sue barker says:

    he never got his munching set on my rug

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  51. 120
    Anonymous says:

    At this rate there will be so much room in the Royal Box at Wimbledon even I might get to watch a match!

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  52. 127
    cliff's hairy ex priest companion says:

    teenager in love .. urhuh

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  53. 128
    Harry says:

    I think it’s an inside job myself.

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  54. 130
    'arry says:

    I think it’s an inside job myself.

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  55. 132
    Kitty says:

    I like my bachelor boys a certain age.

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  56. 133
    David Cameron says:

    If Cliff doesn’t have to come back to the UK, why should I have to some back and recall Parliament?

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  57. 136
    Rolf H. says:

    I’m beginning to think the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert was an elaborate sting operation

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  58. 145
    Squeaker Bercow says:

    Who next – Sooty?

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  59. 147
    A Housekeeper greeting the police says:

    Arry doesn’t live here anymore, all his porns on the second floor…

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  60. 148
    The Sun says:

    Shock horror Cliff’s a bummer… well who woulder thunk it!

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  61. 154
    Anonymous says:

    As with anyone, celebrity or otherwise, the police could do this quietly, at a reasonable time of day when the occupant is at home. But no, they choose to do it with maximum publicity, doubtless tipping off the press in advance (as usual) and preferably at 5 am with sirens blaring. Of course, Cliff Richard is Christian, and therefore will be a special target of the press.

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    • 170
      Adults shouldn't believe fairytales written 2000 years ago says:

      Because, of course, being a Christian means you’re incapable of committing a crime, right?

      Dennis Rader is an American serial killer who murdered ten people in and around Wichita, Kansas between 1974 and 1991. Rader was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and had been elected president of the church council.

      Gary Leon Ridgway is an American serial killer known as the Green River Killer. He was initially convicted of 48 separate murders and later confessed to nearly twice that number. Ridgway had become religious during his second marriage, proselytizing door-to-door, reading the Bible aloud at work and at home, and insisting that his wife follow the strict teachings of their church pastor. Ridgway would also frequently cry after sermons or reading the Bible. Ridgway continued to solicit the services of prostitutes during this marriage; he also wanted his wife to participate in sex in public and inappropriate places, sometimes even in areas where his victims’ bodies were later discovered.

      From 2001-2010 the Holy See has “considered sex abuse allegations concerning about 3,000 priests dating back up to 50 years

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      • 345
        Anonymous says:

        You first sentence is putting words into my mouth. I did not say or imply that. I know very well that there are plenty of Christian people who have fallen from grace (“none are righteous, no not one”) and committed crimes, some of them terrible indeed. I was just pointing out that, for the past many years, the press (and especially the BBC) has positively revelled in stories of Christians who have erred.

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  62. 162
    Police state or Just laws? says:

    So a person can go to the police and say he was shagged by someone 40 years ago while he was still at school and the police will raid that someone’s house and search it from top to bottom without someone being present?

    Are we in East Germany?

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    • 175
      domino says:

      We will be shortly given Nick, Eddy and Call me with their love of doing what’s Reich.

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    • 177
      The Met says:

      Get your facts straight sonny.

      Almost correct, but we like to brief the MSM but not actually tell the alleged perp.

      Boaz

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    • 184
      Inspector Morse says:

      Don’t know what they would have been looking for, 30 years after the alleged events took place, but one can only presume that they were trying to get a plausible locational link. I.E. the alleged victim would have described the inside of the apartment and the police are trying to see if it matches the description. If there’s been any decorating or re-furnishing in the last 30 years, that would make it more difficult of course, but the general room layout and construction would still be the same.

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      • 190
        Police police Police says:

        There’s no need to do a dawn raid for that. They could have booked a proper appointment and done it in a civilised manner

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        • 316
          Oliver Cromwells Mum says:

          Yes make an appointment for a week on Friday, will that be enough time to remove your laptop & kiddy porn Sir,
          That’s why we have warrants in this Country numbnuts.

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      • 206
        Inspector Clueless says:

        Unless Cliff is really EepYepBlowing Whistles.

        In that case the bed sheets will still be on the bed after 30 years.

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      • 221
        Inspector Nawtybitz says:

        They are probably impounding his desktop computer to see if they can pull up any incriminating evidence on it.

        And if there isn’t anything there, to put some in.

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      • 356
        Peter Expat says:

        A tad difficult if he didn’t own it or live there then.

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    • 193

      I think for the bigger picture:

      A load of idiots like BW can start rumours online and keep them going for a few years. Then someone makes an allegation to the police and…

      Something a bit fishy. If the offences were not alleged to have taken place at the address, what were the police hoping to find – or perhaps – plant ?

      Vote UKIP :-D

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      • 226
        Norm Normal says:

        Aren’t sex offenders creatures of habit? Historic may point to current. Police may have hoped to find evidence of current wrong doing. I think that’s legal here?

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        • 234

          If they have a warrant they can do what they want.

          As for the rest – looking at the last high profile case (Rolf) – didn’t his offences end years back ?

          That should help dispel the habit argument a bit.

          Vote UKIP :-D

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      • 232

        You may be a sock-puppet.

        The real BW is still sulking because the nasty pro-!srael mob said he was bad.

        Vote UKIP :-D

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      • 237
        Inspector Morse says:

        See post 184 above.
        But whispering campaigns were started years ago within certain London political and media circles, even before the internet, a lot of those whispers transferred to the internet later on and repeated by keyboard whack-jobs like BW or D. Icke who claim to have insider knowledge. (Icke made many insinuations about Macalpine for years because he was just repeating the same lies started by a copper many years before. Icke may know something about the sleaze at the BBC, as he worked there, but f-all about anything else)
        Tabloids have also encouraged false accusations by paying for their stories before the police are even involved.

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        • 244

          It’s in part old disinformation coming back to haunt.

          No charges have been brought yet.

          That is not a comment on the unbiased reporting of this blog. But one can observe the polarization of opinion (in theory irrelevant to the case) looking up and down the comments here.

          If there is anything to this, the worst aspect is that it confers some sort of credibility to the likes of I’cke etc. Most folk are not sharp enough to see the fallacy of that logic.

          Vote UKIP :-D

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          • Inspector Morse says:

            also because a lot of people like to believe the worst about public figures, they like to see them knocked off their perch.

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          • People are biased to accepting negative propaganda (true or false).

            Vote UKIP :-D

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          • When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will; one of us will win, but both will profit. – Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged

            
            

            The following article by James Rothbard is pretty well the only balanced piece I have read on this subject. It sums up this way:


            I really don’t know (and nor do you!) whether Rolf Harris is an evil paedophile monster or an 84 year old national treasure who has been ruined by greedy/malicious opportunists.

            I do know that if all it takes to send a man to prison and ruin his life is an uncorroborated accusation from 45 years ago, then no man is safe under British justice.

            
            

            The complete article is here.

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          • When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will; one of us will win, but both will profit. – Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged

            
            

            The following article by James Rothbard is pretty well the only balanced piece I have read on this subject. It sums up this way:


            I really don’t know (and nor do you!) whether Rolf Harris is an evil pa’edophile monster or an 84 year old national treasure who has been ruined by greedy/malicious opportunists.

            I do know that if all it takes to send a man to prison and ruin his life is an uncorroborated accusation from 45 years ago, then no man is safe under British justice.

            
            

            The complete article is here.

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    • 253
      Criminal Compensashun Act Lawyer says:

      No, there’s lots more money to be made here.

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    • 262
      Mr Hancock says:

      The exception is MP’s, the police, judiciary and the House of Lords.

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  63. 164
    Glitter says:

    alleged historic complaints … urmmmmm

    theres nothing alleged about the criminal nature of his songs — just do him for those first

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  64. 176
    Lee O'Britain says:

    Cliff?

    Buys me some time, at least.

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  65. 180
    Trepid Fuun says:

    Why do we trust the Germans?

    Given what they did in WW2 and more recently in East Germany?

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    • 192
      domino says:

      It’s a flaw in the national psyche, you can flog off all the gold, take us into an illegal war, flood the country with immigrants and still appear in the MSM blaming the new lot (and Thatcher) and no-one will even challenge you.

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  66. 181
    Surgeon says:

    Cliff will be aging very rapidly today.

    Cosmetic surgery will no longer help.

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  67. 185
    Destroying the past says:

    I hope John Noakes isn’t next.

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  68. 188
    Mrs May says:

    If the police didn’t tip off the press to handily be there to take pictures when they arrived at Cliff’s gaff, then who did?

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  69. 189
    BBC technician says:

    All I have to do is press the button and Cliff Richard will be instantly erased from the BBC media archives.

    Do you feel lucky, punk?

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  70. 191
    Tony B£air says:

    Leave Cliff alone. He used to let me and Cherie stay at his house in Barbados. He’s as honest as I am. Need I say more?

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    • 199
      Cinna says:

      Was he a good friend of yours?

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      • 208
        Well done says:

        Glad to see the hyperlink has finally gone.

        Has the ketamíne worn off enough for some basic housekeeping?

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    • 204
      Idon'tneednodoctor says:

      If only Chilcot was allowed to publish the truth.

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      • 211
        Dee Notice says:

        If only Chilcot was allowed to publish……………………..

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        • 272
          The Rt Hon Lord Wightwoch of Nuffintseeere QC. PC says:

          Should have appointed me….they’d be no nonsense about publication…I know what’s required for these Inquiries…take months gathering evidence and listening to witness statements, then spend about 2 years writing up conclusions; submit to key witnesses for redaction and then publish half a page summary stating that there is nothing new to report and everyone acted in good faith on the evidence available at the time although it is regrettable that with hindsight some of the intelligence was flaweed or incomplete but lessons have been learnt etc…jolly good value for £2,27 million

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      • 303

        Can you still see the real me, Doctor? DOCTOR?!

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      • 305

        Listening to you, I hear the music, I get excitement at your feet

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  71. 200
    Sue Barker says:

    It’s a Question of Sport and he was batting too close to the crease for my liking.

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    • 260
      We're all going on a bummer holiday says:

      Our Cliff is a christian you know. Think of him as Moses. Parting the red cheeks.

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  72. 203
    Little Boy, black & blue says:

    The curse of the guest house strikes again!

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    • 265
      You wouldn't be spreading bullshit says:

      It must be true. Because it has been repeated so many times over the internet by idiots like you.

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  73. 209
    Forever young says:

    With all the internet rumours (about which Cliff Richard confirms he was aware) it would take an incredibly stupid person not to clean house so comprehensively that no traces of possible wrongdoing remained.

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  74. 215
    Harriet Harperson & PIE statement says:

    In light of recent allegations of historic sex crimes against children, I would like to express my horror that such crimes could be committed against the most innocent in society.

    Much love,
    Hattie xx

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    • 219
      MET Police on behalf of Tony Blair says:

      No comments are being accepted on this piece, due to a D-Notice being placed.

      Thank you for your co-operation.

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  75. 217
    Oh, really? says:

    However, the police attended my apartment in Berkshire today without notice, except it would appear to the press

    So the police (or, in this case, living up to their sobriquet, The Filth) have been channelling tips to the chosen ones amongst the mejah.

    Where the hell is Lord LeaveItOutSon when he is needed?

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  76. 222
    Casual Observer II says:

    Why the fuck did plod tell the press?

    Bribery among the masons yet again?

    Corrupt bastards.

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    • 291
      a lawyer trying to be helpful says:

      I trust when the police find nothing the woman behind this will pay for everything in Cliff’s flat to be put back in order.

      Why hasn’t this woman been named ?

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    • 292
      The Loonies and Fruitcakes are in charge now says:

      An Englishman’s home is obviously no longer his Castle.

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  77. 229

    The P’utin-M’edvedev Bikini thing is a real thing after all:

    Oh – and the Indy is totally a K’remlin front.

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  78. 230
    och no... says:

    I tell you it comes to something when the country’s last squeaky clean is rinsed –
    are there no longer any sacred ones left … I’ll have to vote no.

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  79. 238
    Mad,mozzie Medievalist says:

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    • 280
      From Pope to Caliph, they all agree... says:

      Wasn’t there a radio programme called “You Don’t Have to be Je’wish, but It Helps…”? Might apply here…you don’t have to be Je’wish to receive international condemnation but it CERTAINLY HELPS!

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  80. 239

    Back to the future…

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  81. 242
    Thinks of a slogan for that one, you cùnt says:

    I wonder who the Sinn Fein member on the guest list was?

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  83. 252
    Anonymous says:

    We should all chip into a collection for Cliff’s Legal Expenses. We could call it the Kitty Kitty.

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  84. 254

    Naughty old bugger. Wonder if its true

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    • 263
      Sir Sidney Bunberry-Dewdrop says:

      naaaaaa couldn’t be …. single geeky looking bloke with quiff and lip living with another bloke who used to be a priest but now does house maintenance … all sounds a bit odd to me

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  85. 257
    Pete222 says:

    Why don’t they simply get the guest list of whoever went to Maggie Thatcher’s for a meal and arrest the lot of them? And then take a look at the Radio Times and the TV Times from the 1970s and arrest anyone liked by the Mail readers? I do like the fact that all of those singers, comics and groups constantly attacked for corrupting the morals of the nation by the self-righteous appear to have been singularly disinterested in smacking and little bums.

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  86. 259
    We're all going on a bummer holiday says:

    I gave up the not so easy pickings in UK a long time ago and moved on to shores of Vietnam, Morrocco and other impoverished laissez faire societies

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  87. 276
    wadey5187 says:

    I had an erection in 1963, was it an offence then ?

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    • 334
      Crikey says:

      It has been noted and put on your file. Expect an early morning visit. Erections are now inappropriate.

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  88. 277
    Genghiz the kahn says:

    There is no truth in the rumour that Cliff Richard has a map of Berkhamsted.

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  89. 278
    Mr Bump says:

    Apparently he has taken out Barbados citizenship.

    What’s the betting that there is no extradition treaty between UK and Barbados?

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    • 296
      mraemiller says:

      I dont think Barbados would have a problem chucking him out – they’re an ex-British colony and yes they do have an extradition treaty. Also being gay is illegal in Barbados so if he says it was consenting sex I expect he’d be on the first plane home the next day given that the immigration department is the infamous “office of 12 doors” one of which is rumoured to take you directly back to Grantley Adams International Airport without passing go.

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  90. 279
    jaz says:

    Has it occurred to any of you bellends that just like savile people were coming forward for decades, just like Cyril smith nobody was allowed to too investigate. Power. Position.

    So to smear victims with the money making accusation is ignorance on a grand scale.

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  91. 281
    Magnabill says:

    The rotters, fancy turning up to search an address without giving notice!

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  92. 282
    Cliff Richard says:

    The young ones. Darling I like the young ones. The young ones round at Uncle Jimmy’s place. To live, love, with the coppers all paid off. Oh us celebs, we like the young ones very much.

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    • 331
      Nipper of the Yard says:

      we know darling, thats why you held annual parties for disdavantaged kids, mainly boys, with special treats. I know someone who went to such a party in the 70s, said you kept picking him up, touching him and breathing over him. He asked not to go the following year. You’re a wrong ‘un who deliberately made a friend of Tony Blair.

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  93. 290
    A great big mess says:

    What has all this got to do with Billy fucking Graham ?

    I always thought when they got them women doing handstands and the like it was very very dubious.

    I amways thought he should have been banned from the UK

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  94. 293
    A no stone unturned Inquiry says:

    And while this has been going on still no replacement in sight for Butler Sloss.

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    • 300
      non taxable pikey says:

      Beat me to it that time. Could there be an election in the offing, or is it just that the laziest PM ever hasn’t got round to it yet?

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  95. 295
    MB. says:

    Reports suggest the media were waiting at the flats when police arrived. I thought they had been warned against tipping off the press in cases like this?

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  96. 298
    mraemiller says:

    Also I’m not sure if Sir Cliff is a Bajan citizen. It’s pretty much as hard as becoming a subject of the Channel Islands if you’re not born there. Though the government will let you live there as though you are a citizen if you go abroad a couple of times a year – this can mean as little as simply going off the island for the day. Like most places if you have enough cash they’ll let you hang out … but I doubt he actually has a Bajan passport.

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  97. 299
    Catnap says:

    Its most interesting that these folk only remember( now its the vogue) that after 30+ years that a rich and famous person abused them. Maybe they want a yacht or a nice new home. It really is becoming unbelievable. How much do the police get from all this?!

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    • 343
      A lift attendant says:

      More like how much do the fucking legal shits get from all this. They are usually the only ones to profit from all this ancient muckraking, especially if they are able to stretch the cases out for a few months..

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  98. 301
    non taxable pikey says:

    That Guest house named after a tree rears its ugly head again. Who I wonder has the diary, photographs and films that were made by the owner of the place, who died of an Insulin overdose, having injected herself for years without mishap. Reminds me a bit of the death of a certain scientist.

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      roger wuftah does experiment with boffin in nightmare on elm street says:

      why you talk with forked tongue tit ?

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  99. 304
    Gary says:

    Awww, poor Kitty. Wants to “cooperate fully” with the police. This doesn’t extend to coming back to speaking to them, though. Still his recently changed citizenship, renouncing UK in favour of a Carribean island with no extradition treaty with the UK, has NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY ACCUSATIONS OF CHILD ABUSE WHATSOEVER. Originally Indian, then English and now Carribean but just last week signed a letter to tell the Scots to stay in Britain! Do as I say, not as I do!

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  100. 310
    Anonymous says:

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    • 350
      Anonymous says:

      Wealthy/famous men tend to like and court younger women, has no one noticed? It isn’t really just a gay thing it’s more a if you can get away with it thing.

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  101. 324
    Big D says:

    Which Chief Constable is being investigated for allegations regarding the way a paedo case was treated ?
    Any connection ?

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  102. 325
    Sir Cliff Richard says:

    I’m totally innocent.

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    • 326
      Rolf says:

      I’m innocent too.

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      • 327

        Count me in for innocence.

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        • 328

          Both of us is innocence.

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          • Peter Morrison says:

            For god’s sake his music was a far worse crime than anything he may have done to small boys.

            In any case, everyone know gays like young boys and some act on it – its just there’s such a promo-homo agenda led by the BBC and government that nobody dare say it.

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          • A Gay says:

            I don’t think gay women like young boys.

            Gay men perhaps? Probably about the same percentage as straight men who like young girls.

            Is the BBC covering that up as well?

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          • Peter Morrison says:

            Straight men liking young girls is no better.

            Its still unavoidable that many gay relationships (not all) involve a younger and and an older man. The BBC is desperate to portray gay relationships as equivalent to straight ones. They are legitimate relationships, but they’re not the same. There have been a lot of high profile gay people involved in abusing children (boys) – a lot of gay porn focuses on “twinks” defined as teenage boys of dubious age, there’s definitely a subculture operating that centres on the age of the younger partner in some gay relationships. Its borderline insidious.

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          • Crikey says:

            Older wealthy/famous men often court younger women. Has no one noticed? It isn’t just a gay thing, it’s more a if you can get away with it thing.

            A retired bus driver for example probably wouldn’t be able to attract young totty and might get a brick through the window if he did, whereas an aging wealthy actor would not only get away with it but be thought bit of a player.

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  103. 329
    Snick says:

    Watched the Biased Broadcasting Crap and saw that each copper that went to Sir Stiff’s pad had their own car, no wonder the police have no money.

    A couple of centre court tickets at Wimbledon have become available I understand.

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  104. 337
    Roger Gimp says:

    bet hes a taker that cliff

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  105. 341
    the ministry of defence says:

    Cliff has done more to protect this New Jerusalem than any of you Infidel scum and is fighting the Islamic state as an undercover operative for Her Majesty secret service and Israel-a true patriot and holy warrior-play Mistletoe and Wine backwards and prepare to be astounded by what you hear.Amen

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  106. 348
    Violent Asquith says:

    And I hope that when no evidence is found and no charges levied, he can sue and expose his accuser. This is put up to distract from Met investigation of protected paedophiles elsewhere.

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  107. 352
    Anonymous says:

    Spokesperson for the MET stated that since the publicity of the raid “a number of people have come forward with ‘additional’ information”. What can they mean!!!!!!!

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  108. 355
    my financial affairs are like my sexual daliances.. none of your business says:

    It’s so funny how the police don’t talk to the sccused anymore.

    Like


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