‘David Steel was blasted today after complaining he had been made a ‘political scalp’ as he announced he would quit politics over his failure to unmask brutal and sadistic paedophile MP Cyril Smith.
The ex-Liberal leader made the self-pitying remarks as he announced he would retire from the House of Lords after being castigated for his inaction in the 1970s and 1980s by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).
The sickening acts of obese sex attacker Smith against young boys in care were known about more than 40 years ago but no action was taken before his death in 2010.
But Lord Steel admitted last year he failed to pass on the allegations against the extrovert Rochdale MP even though he believed them to be true, because it was ‘past history’.’
Read more: David Steel blasted for complaining he is being made a SCAPEGOAT for violent paedophile Cyril Smith as he QUITS the House of Lords over official condemnation of his failure to pass on information about abuser MP to police