The Peer and the Gangster-a very British cover-up:
July 1964, the Sunday Mirror ran a front-page story headlined: PEER AND A GANGSTER: YARD ENQUIRY. While the article withheld the names of the subjects, the newspaper reported that the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police had ordered an investigation into an alleged homosexual relationship between ‘a household name’ from the House of Lords and a leading figure in the London underworld. Lord Boothby was the Conservative lord in question, and Ronnie Kray the infamous gangster.
Rarely is a book so disturbing & so shocking. Equally so, this unusually powerful opus has to be one of the most revealing & revelatory ever, & I mean ever, to be printed on the relating subjects & phenomena. It is absolutely indispensable to anyone researching or trying to understand the depth of the disorder & distortion, & the kind of preternatural corruption that lurks in the nexus of British power & beyond.
The annihilation of youth. The
decimation of country. The throttling of progress & the
liquidation of future. Doomed, condemned, forlorn & overwhelmed
with ever swelling terminal grievance & chronic turmoil.
Deliberate degeneracy. “We must return to Victorian values”
– Margaret Thatcher.
“Iran is a useful cover”, said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA station chief and National Security Advisor to four US presidents. “Saudi’s don’t like to be called leader of the counterrevolution in the Arab world, but that’s what they are.”
“this is a short, but true story of my life – Michael Peter Tarraga. I’ve given my story the title Meat Rack Boy because that’s what I was: on sale as a piece of meat. Discarded as a baby with my twin brother, whose photo is on the front cover of this book, and my two year-old sister. We were the children of a prostitute left at the hospital in which we were born, and not even taken home. Then in the ‘care’ of authorities throughout my childhood and sold for sex like a piece of meat. Ripe for the plucking, a chicken. That’s what they called boys like me – a ‘chicken’.“