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Edwina Currie

Edwina Currie née Cohen is a former British Member of Parliament. First elected as a Conservative Party MP in 1983, she was a Junior Health Minister for two years, before resigning in 1988 over the controversy over salmonella in eggs. By the time Currie lost her seat in 1997, she had begun a new career as a novelist and broadcaster. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Poisonous plutocrats: Philanthropists can't be trusted
2014-07-07
Why else would Tory junior minister of health Edwina Currie put Savile in charge of Britain's best known secure mental hospital, Broadmoor? We know what Savile got from Currie — a flat at Broadmoor and an endless supply of vulnerable victims he could ...
(Morning Star Online)

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    Civil servants and MPs thought to be among names implicated in child sex ...
    2014-07-07
    That 'friend' may have been Peter Morrison, who was Mrs Thatcher's private secretary despite being described by fellow Conservative Edwina Currie as 'noted pederast with a liking for young boys'. Morrison was also caught cottaging in public toilets ...
    (Daily Mail)

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      How establishment turned blind eye to protect Savile
      2014-06-29
      Thanks to Edwina Currie, then health minister in charge of mental health issues, he even brought a chilling literality to the lame old gag about someone not merely being a national institution but belonging in one. In 1988, the lunatic took over the ...
      (Irish Independent)

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        DJ Jimmy Savile boasted of sexually interfering with dead bodies
        2014-06-27
        He also met Edwina Currie, then a health minister, who had reportedly approved of his plan to confront the Prison Officers Association in a battle with union workers. There is no suggestion either had any knowledge of his behaviour. Ms Currie was ...
        (The Australian)
        1. Jimmy Savile: The Praetorian Guard that let evil do its worst

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        Edwina Currie voices regrets over Jimmy Savile after inquiry criticism
        2014-06-26
        The former health minister Edwina Currie has said she regrets ever setting eyes on Jimmy Savile, after an inquiry into his sexual abuse of NHS patients criticised the access she allowed him to Broadmoor hospital. The senior Conservative told the ...
        (The Guardian)
        1. Jimmy Savile Statement – 26 June 2014

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        Jimmy Savile: The Power to Abuse - Panorama, BBC One, review
        2014-06-02
        The closest Jofre got to any real answers was with a calm, probing conversation with Edwina Currie. Currie was Health Minister when Savile was appointed to head up the Broadmoor task force when the hospital was in a state of crisis and staff were ...
        (Telegraph.co.uk)

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          Shocking evidence reveals that Jimmy Savile abused 500 people with his ...
          2014-06-02
          The DJ and Top of the Pops presenter even gained direct access to then health minister Edwina Currie, who suspected Savile of trying to 'blackmail' staff after discovering some were illicitly sub-letting hospital housing and fiddling overtime ...
          (Daily Mail)
          1. Jimmy Savile abuse reports 'reach 500'
          2. Jimmy Savile Panorama Study Reveals Presenter Had At Least 500 Victims ...
          3. Report: Savile's youngest victim was aged 2

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          A crisis made in Downing Street: one MILLION people visit food banks
          2014-04-16
          Even worse, former Tory MP Edwina Currie was roundly criticised last year for claiming that food bank users were only using the resource because they were spending all their money on…tattoos and dog food. Despite the evidence-free claims coming from ...
          (Left Foot Forward)
          1. Nearly a million need emergency food aid in Britain, but that's just 'tip of ...
          2. Government citing out of date figures in attempt to wriggle out of food bank shame

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          UN: Britain's sexism more 'pervasive' than any other country
          2014-04-15
          Her comments were dismissed by former Conservative health minister Edwina Currie who said: "Most of the women I know like living [in the UK] and enjoy being in a diverse and interesting society." Is Britain really the most sexist country in the world?
          (Telegraph.co.uk)
          1. Britain's 'boys' club' culture makes it the most sexist country in the world ...
          2. United Nations: Britain Ravaged By Sexism Because of Boys' Club Culture
          3. Boys' Club Culture: is Britain the most sexist country in the world? 11:12AM

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