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The victims of fantasist Carl Beech have called for Labour deputy leader Tom Watson to stand down for 'whipping up a moral panic' over the false allegations of a Westminster VIP paedophile ring.
Daniel Janner QC, the son of the late Labour peer Lord Janner, said Mr Watson was responsible for fuelling the 'extremely hurtful' claims.
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Mr Janner said on Friday: 'Tom Watson is primarily responsible for whipping up a moral panic. So he should hang his head in shame, and he should resign.
'For him to take the moral high ground in the Labour Party against anti-Semitism is completely hypocritical.'
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He was speaking ahead of Beech's sentencing at Newcastle Crown Court - where the former NHS manager was jailed for 18 years.
Beech wrongly accused a string of high-profile figures - including Mr Janner's father, the late Labour MP Greville Janner - of being part of a child-murdering gang of high-profile figures.
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Mr Watson has been criticised for meeting in 2014 with Beech, known at that time as 'Nick', to discuss the false allegations, two years after speaking out in Parliament about the potential existence of a high-profile paedophile ring.
Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor, another to be named by Beech in his made-up stories, said Mr Watson acted as Beech's 'cheerleader-in-chief'.
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He accused Mr Watson of having a 'great interest in himself'. Mr Proctor said: 'He denies it now, but he was the cheerleader-in-chief for Mr Beech. He was in the team. Tom Watson scared the Metropolitan Police to death over phone hacking.
'He intended to do the same for historic child sexual abuse. Not because Tom Watson has got any interest in historic child sexual abuse.
Watson - Interest - Grandstanding - Anti-Semitism - Campaign
'Tom Watson has got a great interest in himself, and in grandstanding, just as he is doing currently on his so-called anti-Semitism campaign.'
He added that Mr Watson...
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