Keith Vaz MP has resigned from chairing the Home Affairs Select Committee, which oversees the IICSA child sexual abuse inquiry. This follows Vaz being caught paying male prostitutes for sex, being willing to buy cocaine and using poppers .
Many people felt that he was the wrong person to chair this committee, as he was widely seen as being at least a gatekeeper to prevent proper investigation into child sexual abuse. He has not as yet resigned from being a member of that committee, but it can only be a matter of time.
It has also been known for over a year that Vaz was being investigated for child sexual abuse, yet he was allowed to be chair of a very influential committee into child sexual abuse. Why? The speaker Bercow knew of the investigation  and fellow MPs demanded he step down from the Committee, yet he still chaired the committee
- HAD lads “delivered” to his room at a hotel near a police
- ABUSED boys at a hospital’s mental health unit
- LEFT one so terrified he fears for his life if he ever speaks
- SHOWED an “unhealthy” interest in the two young sons of a local
- DISPLAYED a liking for “young ragamuffins”, and
- WAS seen as untouchable by police because of his revered
Mail  reported that Andrew Bridgen who had reported Vaz to the Police was receiving a campaign of vilification from Vaz.
It is of interest that Vaz, a fellow Leicestershire MP, was a staunch defender of Greville Janner MP, the child abuser, and perhaps owed his advancement to Janner 
It is also of interest that Vaz was a solicitor in Richmond at the time of Elm Guest House ,Keith Vaz and the Mystery of Barnes Common  which he strangely cannot recall.
When Vaz was renominated for the post in Jun 2015 it was notable that although his opponent Fiona McTaggart talked child abuse, sexual violence and human child trafficking, Keith Vaz avoided this  but did manage to mention legal highs
What influence did Vaz have over the agenda of the Home Affairs Select Committee? Did he instigate the inquiry into the woman who accused Leon Brittan of rape, whilst sidelining all the other accusations against Leon Brittan?
It also raises the possibility that Vaz released confidential details of child abuse victims deliberately, that he had priveleged access to 
Vaz seems to have lived a charmed life. Bridgen also accused Vaz of performing political favours for the owner of a brothel in his constituency in which men consorted with underage males, and made further allegations about drink-driving, assault and corruption
How has he lived this charmed life?
- MI5 must have known Vaz was a security risk. They are complicit or useless.
- Was he another being protected by MI5 for blackmail purposes by those who are really in control of “Britains” unaccountable secret services. Who is really in control of them?
- Why was Vaz allowed to chair a committee of such importance to the IICSA child sexual abuse inquiry, when he himself was being investigated for child sexual abuse?
- What are the government guidelines for this sort of case?
- Did the chairing of this committee whilst being investigated not contravene any standards for professional life or MPs?
- What do Leicestershire Police and other forces know of the sex life of Keith Vaz and his links to child sexual abuse, and the cover up of Janners child sexual abuse?
Here are the latest Vaz sex sleaze revelations from the Mail
2016 Sept 4 Daily Mail ‘I’m getting very horny. I want you’: Married Labour grandee Keith Vaz ‘met male prostitutes in his London flat and wanted sex drug (after telling them he was a washing machine salesman called Jim) 
‘I’m getting very horny. I want you’: Married Labour grandee Keith Vaz ‘met male prostitutes in his London flat and wanted sex drug (after telling them he was a washing machine salesman called Jim)’
- Labour MP Keith Vaz has been recorded talking to two male prostitutes
- The married MP admits ‘liking’ giving poppers to people to feel good
- Mr Vaz admitted having sex with one male prostitute without a condom
- He texted one of the men saying he wanted them and that he was ‘horny’
Mr Vaz, pictured, asked the prostitutes to seek out another man on Grindr for their party
Veteran Labour MP Keith Vaz last night stood down from chairmanship of the Home Affairs Select Committee after he was exposed for paying young men for sex.
The married father-of-two was caught meeting two Eastern European male prostitutes, believed to be Poles, for sex eight days ago and boasting about having unprotected sex, according to a newspaper.
Mr Vaz, 59, has been chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee – which monitors crime, immigration and drugs policy – for nearly a decade. He has previously said he is ‘not convinced’ men who pay for sex should be prosecuted.
The committee is currently overseeing a major shake-up of the UK’s prostitution laws.
The Labour MP for Leicester East since 1987 told The Mail on Sunday in a statement last night that he was stepping aside from chairing the committee.
He also said he had referred the allegations to his solicitor and claimed he had been the victim of a sting operation.
A friend insisted that Mr Vaz, who has one son and one daughter with lawyer wife Maria, was not resigning completely, suggesting he will wait to see if he has enough support among MPs to remain on the committee.
Mr Vaz’s messages (in grey) were sent to one of the escorts (whose replies are in blue)
The MP reportedly told the men, ‘We need to get this party started’ as talk ranged from unprotected sex to pets, according to the Sunday Mirror.
In a series of texts, reproduced by the newspaper, he asked them to bring the sex-enhancing drug poppers to the meeting.
Mr Vaz also reportedly texted one of the men saying: ‘You. I’m getting very horny’, after he was asked what he wanted.
He paid the men in cash following the meeting in a £390,000 flat he owns near his £2.1million family home in Edgware, North London, it was reported.
According to the newspaper, Mr Vaz tried to hide his identity from two male escorts by claiming to be a washing machine salesman. Asked by the men about his work. Mr Vaz reportedly said: ‘These are industrial washing machines, that I sell. Industrial. For big – for hotels.’
Minutes later, as the men said they undressed, one of the escorts asked Mr Vaz: ‘What’s your name, by the way?’ He replied: ‘Jim’ before spelling it out ‘J-I-M.’
The Sunday Mirror claimed Mr Vaz, a lawyer by profession, had at least two meetings with the escorts.
During one 90-minute rendezvous on August 27, the former Minister for Europe offered to cover the cost of cocaine if it was brought to the flat.
However, he said he did not want any himself. The Home Affairs Select Committee is also currently looking into the harm caused by the Class A drug.
The day before the meeting, he is said to have texted one of the escorts telling him: ‘Try and pick up some poppers.’
Poppers, which are not illegal, are widely used as a sex drug.
The newspaper reported that Mr Vaz made contact with the two younger men after meeting a fellow escort they knew in London.
Eight days ago they arrived at the flat, which Land Registry documents show the MP owns and bought in June for £387,500.
On the afternoon of the meeting, the escort texted Mr Vaz say he was buying the sex drug. The MP replied ‘great’, according to the Sunday Mirror.
Later, when he was told a Romanian escort would be joining them, Mr Vaz texted: ‘How will this work, do you want me to f*** him first or all together.’
He asked: ‘Does he like poppers. Does he speak English.’ The men took the Viagra-like drug out of their bag and showed it to the politician.
They explained it would boost stamina during the sex act. Shortly before sexual activity, said to have lasted for 15 minutes, Mr Vaz mentioned another recent encounter with another escort they knew, telling the men: ‘He was OK. He forgot the condom though. I had to f*** him without a condom.’
When asked how he knew the man was clear of sexually transmitted diseases, Mr Vaz replied: ‘I didn’t know.’
Earlier, when the younger escort said he had never used poppers, Mr Vaz replied: ‘You’ve never had poppers?’ The escort then asked if Mr Vaz had taken them and the MP replied: ‘Yeah.’
As the three sat in the living room, Mr Vaz asked: ‘What about this Romanian? What does he look like? Have you got pictures?’
The three men then examined pictures on the gay dating app Grindr. When shown the profile of an Asian man, the MP replied: ‘He is fit.’ When shown another user’s profile, Mr Vaz reportedly said: ‘Find out where he is…’
The conversation reportedly turned to cocaine when the escorts spoke again about the Romanian joining them. They said he liked taking the Class A drug during sex.
Mr Vaz was heard saying there was no ‘coke’ in the flat. When told the Romanian may be able to bring the drug, Mr Vaz allegedly said: ‘How much is it going to be?’
At that point, according to the newspaper, one of the escorts pretended to ring the Romanian.
When he told the MP cocaine was not available, Mr Vaz replied: ‘Ask him how much it is – next time.’ But he insisted he did not want the drug himself.
The MP also joked of the older escort: ‘I feel as if I’m his bank manager. Or his mother. He treats me very badly.’
Mr Vaz married his wife Maria Fernandes in London and the couple have a son and a daughter
The Sunday Mirror published voice recordings of the encounter on its website last night.
A friend of Mr Vaz said that while the politician accepted he had been foolish, he believed he had been the victim of a newspaper sting.
He also suggested he might have been drugged during the encounter with the two men.
The friend added that Mr Vaz had first met the men while they were working as decorators.
Last night Mr Vaz said in a statement: ‘I am genuinely sorry for the hurt and distress that has been caused by my actions in particular to my wife and children.
‘I will be informing the Committee on Tuesday of my intention to stand aside from chairing the sessions of the Committee with immediate effect.’
The scandal is another blow to Jeremy Corbyn’s crisis-hit Labour party, coming less than three weeks before a leadership election which could trigger a historic split.
Mr Vaz, a member of the party’s NEC, played a key role in shoring up Mr Corbyn when he faced a coup against him by moderates in July.
Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. These links are generally UK based.
- The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.
- National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups.
- Other useful sites are One in Four [C]
- and Havoca [D].
- Useful post on Triggers [E] from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.
- Jim Hoppers pages on Mindfulness [G] and Meditation [H] may be useful.
- Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma [J]
- Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
- Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
 2016 Sept 4 Daily Mail ‘I’m getting very horny. I want you’: Married Labour grandee Keith Vaz ‘met male prostitutes in his London flat and wanted sex drug (after telling them he was a washing machine salesman called Jim)‘http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3772784/Let-s-party-started-Married-Labour-statesman-Keith-Vaz-met-male-prostitutes-London-flat-wanted-man-drugs.html
 2015 Dec 26 Daily Mail Tory MP who reported a senior Labour politician over child sex abuse claims says he is being vilified in responsehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3375070/Tory-MP-reported-senior-Labour-politician-child-sex-abuse-claims-says-vilified-response.html
 2012 Oct 1 Tory MP asks watchdog to investigate Keith Vazhttp://www.channel4.com/news/tory-mp-calls-for-vaz-to-step-down-during-fnancial-probe
 2012 Sept 30 Daily Telegraph Keith Vaz: Secret police probe into Labour MP’s £500,000 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/9577876/Keith-Vaz-Secret-police-probe-into-Labour-MPs-500000.html
 2015 Jun 7 Politics Home Keith Vaz reported to standards watchdog over visa letterhttps://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/home-affairs/news/62826/keith-vaz-reported-standards-watchdog-over-visa-letter
 2016 Sept 4 Order Order Bercow Knew Vaz Was Under Police Investigationhttp://order-order.com/2016/09/04/244563/ Keith Vaz has been under police investigation for over year on suspicion of financial corruption and historic allegations of sex with minors. Speaker Bercow was informed of this and fellow MPs demanded – Andrew Bridgen in writing – that he step down from his position on the Home Affair Select Committee. The Speaker protected Vaz… It is widely known around Westminster that Vaz – who owes his career to Greville Janner – was the unidentified MP in this Sunfront page from last year.
 2015 Jul 19 The Sun on Sunday Cops told:Top Labour MP is a Paedo
 2015 Jul 18 The Sun Cops told: Top Labour MP is paedohttps://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/61024/cops-told-top-labour-mp-is-paedo/
 2015 Apr 16 Telegraph Greville Janner: Keith Vaz was among MPs who defended Labour peer against child sex abuse allegationshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11543642/Lord-Greville-Janner-will-not-face-sex-abuse-trial-over-severe-dementia.html
 2013 Feb 2015 Spotlight on Abuse Keith Vaz and the Mystery of Barnes Commonhttps://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/keith-vaz-and-the-mystery-of-barnes-common/
 2015 Jan 29 Guardian Child sex abuse victims got death threats after inquiry published emails http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jan/29/child-sex-abuse-victims-emails-commons-committee
[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html
Text of  2015 Dec 26 Daily Mail Tory MP who reported a senior Labour politician over child sex abuse claims says he is being vilified in responsehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3375070/Tory-MP-reported-senior-Labour-politician-child-sex-abuse-claims-says-vilified-response.html
Tory MP who reported a senior Labour politician over child sex abuse claims says he is being vilified in response
- Tory MP Andrew Bridgen waived right to anonymity after reporting claims
- He reported a Labour MP to police over claims of child sex abuse
- Bridgen says he has become the victim of a campaign of ‘vilification’
Andrew Bridgen, the Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire, waived his right to anonymity as the accuser to speak out against the backlash
A Tory MP who reported a senior Labour MP to the police over claims of child sex abuse said last night that he was the victim of a campaign of ‘vilification’ waged by the prominent individual.
Andrew Bridgen, the Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire, waived his right to anonymity as the accuser to speak out against the backlash he says he has endured since reporting the Labour MP to police.
He says allies of the Labour MP have used a number of techniques to put pressure on him – including printing hundreds of copies of a Mail on Sunday report about Mr Bridgen and distributing them around Westminster.
Mr Bridgen also accuses friends of the Labour MP of bombarding the Commons authorities with Freedom of Information requests to obtain details of the Tory MP’s expenses claims, and says he has been ‘snubbed’ by Speaker John Bercow in the Commons chamber.
Mr Bridgen approached police in July with his allegations and told them that the Labour MP had once been arrested for indecency in a public place with a minor and had assaulted officers.
He also claimed the Labour MP had performed political favours for the owner of a brothel in his constituency in which men consorted with underage males, and made further allegations about drink-driving, assault and corruption.
The Labour MP strongly denies all the claims, which date back to the late 1980s – describing them as ‘false and malicious’.
Last month, this newspaper revealed that Mr Bridgen, who has led the campaign against the controversial HS2 rail project, sold his luxury mansion to the Government department responsible for the scheme for £1.9 million of taxpayers’ money.
Mr Bridgen says he has been ‘snubbed’ by Speaker John Bercow (pictured) in the Commons chamber
Mr Bridgen says he was forced to sell the eight-bedroom Georgian house because he was getting divorced, and had to take a hit of hundreds of thousands of pounds on the market value.
Now hundreds of printouts of the story – with an added sticker describing Mr Bridgen as a ‘sell out’ – have been posted to MPs in the internal Commons post.
Last month it was announced that an £18 million independent inquiry into child sexual abuse will investigate allegations against politicians both living and dead.
A spokeswoman for the Speaker said: ‘Mr Bridgen has spoken on numerous occasions since July.’ The Labour MP repeated last night that the claims were ‘untrue, defamatory and malicious’.