He was a great friend of the prime minister and of the prime minister's wife.
He attended gay sex parties with at least one MP.
He claimed that he had only met Mr 'K' three times.
Lord Boothby with top gangster Ronnie Kray, centre, who reportedly supplied boys to the elite.
Ronnie Kray, in his youth
"Boothby was a promiscuous bisexual, in a time when male homosexual activity was a criminal offence.
"While an undergraduate at Magdalen College, Oxford, Boothby earned the nickname "the Palladium", because "he was twice nightly"."
Boothby's 'friend' Michael Llewelyn Davies (one of the models for Peter Pan) died in mysterious circumstances. 
"In 1963 Boothby began an illicit affair with East End cat burglar Leslie Holt (d. 1979), a younger man he met at a gambling club.
"There they would meet with show biz types and DJs including Jimmy Saville, Joe Meeks and on occasion Beatles manager Brian Epstein."
Death of a Showman: Jimmy Saville 1926-2011
"What was involved was the systematic abuse of ten-to-twelve-year-old boys, one of whom subsequently became fairly well known as a singer.
"Another, rather less fortunate,wound up in six pieces in two suitcases...
"The police uncovered a large-scale juvenile pimping operation centred on a house in a Suffolk village (Tattington) owned by Ronnie Kray.
(The Kray twins had huge property interests in East Anglia).
"Some of the boys were obtained via a close friend of (Benjamin) Britten's in London, who named him as one of the beneficiaries of the 'service': other'customers' included Lord Boothby (who frequently shared boys with Ronnie Kray himself) and the record producer Joe Meek.
"At least two other people died in the aftermath of Bernard's murder as the twins sealed up the leaks."
and Charlie Kray (Older Brother of the Kray Twins) Website for this image
In 1968 the Kray Twins were in the USA meeting Mafia friends. Crime Library.
The Kray Twins, Ronnie and Reggie, supplied young boys to the elite for sex.
Their name has been linked to the island of Jersey, where young boys were reportedly tortured and murdered.
KRAY TWINS, JERSEY, PEDOPHILE RINGS.
On notepaper carrying his address in Eaton Square, Belgravia, Lord Boothby wrote to Kray on June 6, 1963: "Thank you for your postcard. I very nearly went to Jersey myself, as I have never been there, and hear from so many people that it is quite delightful."
In 1921, in London, the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations was set up to study the 'breaking point' of humans. (Project Monarch: Nazi Mind Control by Ron Patton) In 1932, Kurt Lewin, a German-Jewish psychologist, became the director of the Tavistock Institute. He studied the use of terror to achieve mind control. (Cached )
Were the Kray Twins brainwashed, and used, by the security services?
London's Tavistock Institute has been connected to brainwashing.
In 1937, Tavistock "expanded in size and ambition."
John Le Carre, who worked for the security services.
John Le Carre's father had links to The Kray Twins, who were Jewish gangsters.
(John le Carré interview - Telegraph)
Le Carre says: "When my sister, Charlotte, was researching her role in the film about the Krays she visited their mother.
"Mrs Kray showed her the family album and there was a photograph of our father with his arms around the Kray twins.
The Krays were murderous homosexual gangsters, allegedly linked to boy prostitution and top people.
Thanks so much for your continued support. As we close in on 3,000 signatures, it looks like I may be closer to having my visa restored in the UK.
Right now, the heightened awareness of how abuse victims have been hurt in England has made it easier for the sponsor of this petition, Trevor Pitman, to engage in positive communications on my behalf with the UK's immigration authorities. (Thank you, Trevor!) With any luck, I may have the green-light to continue my research by the end of the year.
This is only if the UK authorities follow through on their assurances, however. We are hopeful, but the hard work is not yet done and each step has proven expensive...both in terms of time, emotional resources and funding.
Please continue to spread the word. Awareness is key, so long as there are editorials like the one featured in last Friday's Financial Times letting fly with such statements as: "Fraud, robbery, mugging, burglary – even rape and murder – may sometimes eventually be forgiven. But no such indulgence is available to child abusers. This was not always so."
This very strange piece -- which might have better run under the title "In Defense of Paedophiles" -- comes from Sir Max Hastings, an otherwise respected British author, historian and journalist. Not sure what the point of comparing child abuse to burglary is -- other than fouling oneself as a sort of paedophile apologist -- but Hastings does not let it drop there.
"The public obsession with paedophilia now obliges art galleries and auctioneers to exercise extreme care in marketing images of children," he says. "Many honourable and admirable people who work with the young must exercise elaborate care to avoid casual physical contact with their charges."
Uh, isn't taking elaborate care around children supposed to be a good thing?
While these are the kinds of ignorant sputterings I have long grown used to hearing from, ahem, "paedocrats," it is disappointing to hear them from a fellow journalist -- a beknighted one at that -- who should really know better.
(Just an aside: You also have to ask yourself what motivated Hastings to write this editorial. To make a fuss over such high-class problems as the way in which auctioneers are suffering when the protection of children is in question seems to be in the worst of taste.)
The editorial must be read in full to be believed, but Hastings does reassure us that "child abuse is not a national plague" and we should instead focus on tut-tutting the "spasms of hysteria."
Unlike Hastings, I do not believe getting to the bottom of the matter is, as he says, akin to an "archaeological dig." Or that "Roman excavations are more fruitful." I believe as long as there is a push to not ask questions or dig deeper there are plenty of reasons to continue to do so. With patience and compassion, there are ways to heal, but they cannot be approached from a place of denial or ignorance. Let us hope that the national discourse can be allowed to move forward, from a place of truth.
Thank you for your continued support. It has made all the difference!