‘Anti-fascist’ cleric exposed as pervert

The front page of today’s Mail on Sunday exposes the Rev. Paul Flowers – former chairman of the Co-operative Bank – as a perverted drug abuser.

Nationalist activists in the North of England have been aware of Rev. Flowers for more than 20 years: he has frequently pontificated against “racism” in his role as a borough councillor, first in Rochdale and later in Bradford.

The main reason why Flowers involved himself in purchasing hard drugs – including cocaine, crystal meth and ketamine – was to ingratiate himself with young men whom he was grooming for sex.  The Mail on Sunday‘s revelations come from a 26-year-old homosexual whom 63-year-old Flowers had met via a “gay dating” website.  In one text message to this man, Rev. Flowers promised that a party he was planning was “turning into a two day, drug fuelled gay orgy!!!”

He was as good as his word, as the newspaper documents.

From 2010 until May 2013 Rev. Flowers earned £132,000 a year as chairman of the Co-op Bank, which had to be rescued by City institutions earlier this year after losing £700 million in six months.

In 2010 Rev. Flowers was appointed to the Finance and Industry Board of the Labour Party.  At the 2010 Labour Party Conference in Manchester he spoke on a specialist panel discussing “The Challenge for Financial Services: Helping the UK Economy Grow”, alongside Chris Leslie, who is now Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury on Ed Miliband’s front bench team.  Rev. Flowers is also a trustee of the AIDS charity the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Journalists are now understood to be re-examining the past role of Rev. Flowers as a Labour councillor in Rochdale, where he was vice-chairman of the council’s social services committee during a notorious investigation of child abuse more than twenty years ago. The town’s MP at the time was Sir Cyril Smith, a notorious paedophile whose abuse of young boys in Rochdale care homes was known back in the 1970s but has only recently been exposed by the national media.

Rev. Flowers’s own conviction for gross indecency came to light as long ago as 1990.  He had been fined by magistrates nine years earlier after committing the offence in a public lavatory in Southampton.  Click here to view a PDF of a 1990 article about the case.

This sordid record appears not to have concerned either the Methodist Church, the Labour Party or the Co-operative Bank.  Rev. Flowers himself had the chutzpah to write to The Guardian in November 2003 lambasting an Anglican archbishop for his comments about homosexuality.

On that occasion Rev. Flowers wrote: “sometimes truth is more important than weight of numbers”.  Quite so, and the truth about this obese, drug peddling pervert is now out!

 

 

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