The now-defunct Scallywag Magazine alleged that the peer referred to in the article is Lord McAlpine, at the time of the offences treasurer of the governing Conservative Party.
Another regular participant in the activities at Bryn Clwyd was alleged by Scallywag to be Derek Laud, for years a leading mover and shaker in successive Conservative administrations.
Scallywag alleged that Laud was a sadist with an abnormally large penis, who was particularly violent and without mercy in his treatment
of the boys. The magazine alleged that on regular occasions his
victims would end up in casualty wards. He was a leading political fixer and adviser to Margaret Thatcher although never an MP; indeed he
was pictured waving down to the crowds below from an upstairs window
of 10 Downing Street as the Conservatives celebrated their 1988 election victory.
The former children connected with this empire of evil who died in
mysterious circumstances may have been murdered by the British
security services, the price of their silence their lives.