Monthly Archives: November 2012

What Do The Taliban And The BBC Have In Common ?


Before……. and After the Taliban


Before and……and After the BBC

Yes, that’s right, they both destroy great works of art in pursuit of their closed minded ideology.

Banksy, to my mind the UK’s greatest living artist (and actually, yes, I could justify that statement) created a piece of meaningful art outside of BBC Television Centre in central London which summed up just how disillusioned the British public, especially of my generation, feel right now. It was the poignant image of a young boy dropping his ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ medal into a drain. The BBC sent the workmen in to scrub it away.

Why ? Because it implied criticism of the corporation. All great art speaks, all great art stimulates thought, all great art, from Giotto via Manet’s ‘Olympia’ and beyond Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ to the present day, has been provocative.

The cultural philistines at the BBC can have as many Yentob inspired documentaries as they like but until they put artistic creation above managerial expediency they can never be a Corporation that Broadcasts for the British license fee paying public.

And do they own that hoarding ?

Does the BBC actually own that piece of hardboard that Banksy chose to place this artwork ?

And if the BBC are sued because a precious work of art has been destroyed and they didn’t own the hardboard hoarding opposite BBC Telivision Centre, who pays ?

Not the BBC management on their ludicrously high salaries, but all of us who pay the BBC license fee.

Just like McAlpine’s £185,000.


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Further Press Indications that Rolf Harris Was Questioned Yesterday.


I’ve seen a few questions raised online about why I named Rolf Harris as the man that was questioned under caution by police yesterday. Some suggesting that I’ve  maligned a much loved Australian/British Icon. Let me first say that it was with an extremely heavy heart that I named Rolf Harris and I would not have done so without an impecable source like Mark Williams-Thomas. Like for so many others, he was a fond memory from my childhood, unlike Savile who was always a bit creepy. I feel a bit like the boy in the picture above by Banksy, I’m watching my childhood drop into the sewer.

Up until very recently, I could very easily have written a fond and heartfelt article extolling the many and varied talents of Rolf Harris.

But I feel I have a duty to communicate the truth, however disagreeable that is.

I have written that Rolf Harris had his home searched last weekend and was questioned under caution by the police yesterday, and that is only the truth. Anybody who suggests more than that is, in my opinion, stretching the known facts.

While the UK press have avoided giving away any further clues as to the identity of the ‘man in his 80s from Berkshire’, the Australian press are  giving away a few more clues.

 AN Australian entertainer has been interviewed by Scotland Yard detectives in relation to one of the biggest sex scandals to rock the UK, a prominent child protection expert claimed last night.

Leading criminologist Mark Williams-Thomas – whose expose on British  icon Jimmy Savile sparked a major investigation into some of the UK’s  biggest entertainers – last night tweeted the name of the man quizzed by  detectives. But police will not confirm his name.

In Sydney, the entertainer’s brother said he was not aware of the events unfolding in London.

“I haven’t spoken to him, he’s just come back from America,” the brother told The Daily Telegraph.

“I know what (he) did as an entertainer – he didn’t have anything to do with Jimmy Savile.

“He’d been involved with the BBC so maybe they’re talking to him about the fuss with Savile. That could be it.”

Another director of the entertainer’s company said at his city centre office that he knew nothing about the matter.

Operation Yewtree was established in the wake of revelations British  entertainer Savile sexually abused and assaulted more than 400 people,  mostly children, over five decades, in hospitals, schools and BBC’s  London studios.

There are two strands to Yewtree, one directly related to Savile’s  acts and the other, simply called “others”, related to sexual offences  that had come to light during the overall investigation but not directly  related to Savile.

The latest man fell into the latter.

News of the man’s questioning came in a statement from Scotland Yard,  released soon after he left Lewisham Police Station in London’s south  at 5pm where he had attended “by appointment” and was “interviewed under  caution”, meaning he was read his rights before he spoke with police.

He has not been arrested or charged. Police searched his home in  Berkshire in southeast England last Saturday when they arranged for him  to formally be spoken to.

“A man in his 80s, from Berkshire, was interviewed under caution on  suspicion of sexual offences after attending south London police  premises by appointment at midday today,” police said.

“We are not prepared to discuss (the matter) further.”

The entertainer could not be contacted last night, nor could his London agent.

The Telegraph (Australian Newspaper)


“I haven’t spoken to him, he’s just come back from America,” the brother told The Daily Telegraph. “I know what (he) did as an entertainer – he didn’t have anything to do with Jimmy Savile………….He’d been involved with the BBC so maybe they’re talking to him about the fuss with Savile. That could be it.”

I sincerely hope his brother is correct.

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Perspective and Balance

The Paedoph Isles

Dr Fox

Phil Collins

seb coe

All images taken from Brass Eye

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NASA: ‘No Apocalypse This Year.’

Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Matt Verges

NASA have waded into the Mayan Calander ‘end of the world’ debate. A move which, ironically, will only re-enforce in the minds of those that do believe in it, that it must be true if NASA are denying it (You understand the logic, right ?)

NASA’s FAQs on  this issue can be found HERE.

I wrote about this a while back and described how this would be about the 50th predicted apocalypse in my lifetime – Apocalypse Mañana


Question (Q): Are there any threats to the Earth in 2012? Many Internet websites say the world will end in December 2012.

Answer (A):The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012.

Q: What is the origin of the prediction that the world will end in 2012?

A: The story started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth. This catastrophe was initially predicted for May 2003, but when nothing happened the doomsday date was moved forward to December 2012 and linked to the end of one of the cycles in the ancient Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012 — hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012.

Q: Does the Mayan calendar end in December 2012?

A: Just as the calendar you have on your kitchen wall does not cease to exist after December 31, the Mayan calendar does not cease to exist on December 21, 2012. This date is the end of the Mayan long-count period but then — just as your calendar begins again on January 1 — another long-count period begins for the Mayan calendar.

Q: Is NASA predicting a “total blackout” of Earth on Dec. 23 to Dec. 25?

A: Absolutely not. Neither NASA nor any other scientific organization is predicting such a blackout. The false reports on this issue claim that some sort of “alignment of the Universe” will cause a blackout. There is no such alignment (see next question). Some versions of this rumor cite an emergency preparedness message from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. This is simply a message encouraging people to be prepared for emergencies, recorded as part of a wider government preparedness campaign. It never mentions a blackout.

Q: Could planets align in a way that impacts Earth?

A: There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible. One major alignment occurred in 1962, for example, and two others happened during 1982 and 2000. Each December the Earth and sun align with the approximate center of the Milky Way Galaxy but that is an annual event of no consequence.

“There apparently is a great deal of interest in celestial bodies, and their locations and trajectories at the end of the calendar year 2012. Now, I for one love a good book or movie as much as the next guy. But the stuff flying around through cyberspace, TV and the movies is not based on science. There is even a fake NASA news release out there…” – Don Yeomans, NASA senior research scientistQ: Is there a planet or brown dwarf called Nibiru or Planet X or Eris that is approaching the Earth and threatening our planet with widespread destruction?

A: Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims. If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in 2012, astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye. Obviously, it does not exist. Eris is real, but it is a dwarf planet similar to Pluto that will remain in the outer solar system; the closest it can come to Earth is about 4 billion miles.

Q: What is the polar shift theory? Is it true that the Earth’s crust does a 180-degree rotation around the core in a matter of days if not hours?

A: A reversal in the rotation of Earth is impossible. There are slow movements of the continents (for example Antarctica was near the equator hundreds of millions of years ago), but that is irrelevant to claims of reversal of the rotational poles. However, many of the disaster websites pull a bait-and-switch to fool people. They claim a relationship between the rotation and the magnetic polarity of Earth, which does change irregularly, with a magnetic reversal taking place every 400,000 years on average. As far as we know, such a magnetic reversal doesn’t cause any harm to life on Earth. Scientists believe a magnetic reversal is very unlikely to happen in the next few millennia.

Q: Is the Earth in danger of being hit by a meteor in 2012?

A: The Earth has always been subject to impacts by comets and asteroids, although big hits are very rare. The last big impact was 65 million years ago, and that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Today NASA astronomers are carrying out a survey called the Spaceguard Survey to find any large near-Earth asteroids long before they hit. We have already determined that there are no threatening asteroids as large as the one that killed the dinosaurs. All this work is done openly with the discoveries posted every day on the NASA Near-Earth Object Program Office website, so you can see for yourself that nothing is predicted to hit in 2012.

Q: How do NASA scientists feel about claims of the world ending in 2012?

A: For any claims of disaster or dramatic changes in 2012, where is the science? Where is the evidence? There is none, and for all the fictional assertions, whether they are made in books, movies, documentaries or over the Internet, we cannot change that simple fact. There is no credible evidence for any of the assertions made in support of unusual events taking place in December 2012.

Q: Is there a danger from giant solar storms predicted for 2012?

A: Solar activity has a regular cycle, with peaks approximately every 11 years. Near these activity peaks, solar flares can cause some interruption of satellite communications, although engineers are learning how to build electronics that are protected against most solar storms. But there is no special risk associated with 2012. The next solar maximum will occur in the 2012-2014 time frame and is predicted to be an average solar cycle, no different than previous cycles throughout history.

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Leveson in Summary

Cameron on Leveson

Milliband on Leveson

Clegg on Leveson


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By- Elections: Disillusionment Is Not Apathy

Before looking at the turnout in the three by-elections which took place yesterday, it seems only fair to see how I did with my predictions on the Rotherham by-election.

Mixed bag would sum it up nicely. I was correct that 10,000 votes would win it and that the top four places would be held by UKIP,Respect, Labour, and the BNP but I failed to predict how well the Labour vote would hold up and how little Respect were able to capitalise on the controversy surrounding the selection of the Labour candidate Sarah Champion and the other cock ups that the local Labour politicians have made recently on UKIP adoption and the failures to tackle paedophilia rings in Rotherham.

‘Donkeys wearing red rossettes’ springs to mind. Labour won the by-election with 9,866 votes, UKIP were second with 4,648 votes, BNP were third with 1,804 votes, and Respect came fourth with 1,778 votes. Let’s wait and see if  challenges over voter irregularity surface………..

The most striking statistic of all in yesterday’s by-elections was the extraordinarily low turnouts. Rotherham had the best, not too surprising given the extra national publicity for that contest, with 33.6%, Croydon North had a dismal 26.4%, and Middlesborough had a ludicrous 25.9%. Do any of these newly ‘elected’ MPs really have a working mandate ?

Of course, you will see in the MSM that the low turnout is all due to apathy. It is so easy for them to suggest that people don’t care which parasitical ‘Yes man/woman’ lounges around the House of Commons at their expense.

But I’d suggest that the low turnout is actually indicative of disillusionment in the system itself.

Why vote when the only thing that your vote will change is the colour of the rossette your MP wears and the vested interests that he/she will pander to?

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Daily Mirror Frontpage 30th Nov

I saw this on Twitter but now I’ve confirmed it from Sky News.

The fact that no MSM outlet has named Rolf Harris as the individual who had his home searched last weekend and was questioned under caution by the police over allegations that he had committed sexual crimes and has since left the police station, leads me to believe that he must have some kind of injunction.

But how can bloggers and Tweeters be responsible for breaking that legal injunction if we are unaware of it ?

And if we are made aware of it, then what would be the point of the injunction ?

I consider Mark Williams-Thomas to be an impecable source and he was catagorical in what he tweeted. He wrote “Would not have tweeted if not certain.”

So, we will end up with a farcical situation where everybody on the internet knows who the MSM are referring to , and yet the MSM can not name him.

How long before someone in the MSM names Rolf Harris ? How long can this farce go on ?

Rolf Harris has not been arrested and he has not been charged. He is innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

But now I think it is in his own interests to make the facts known publically and end the online speculation.

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Can You See What It Is Yet ? Rolf Harris Pics


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Rolf Harris Interviewed Under Caution Over Sex Offences

Mark Williams-Thomas on Twitter

Mark Williams-Thomas was the man who investigated Savile for the BBC, the program was controversially not aired, and later ITV.

Mark is a former police detective who has far-reaching experience of working at the centre of high profile investigations.

During Mark’s police service, he specialised in child protection and major crime and he is renowned throughout the UK’s police forces as well as the national media for his expertise in these areas

 Mark Williams-Thomas Website


BBC News Story

A man in his 80s is being interviewed by detectives investigating child abuse allegations linked to Jimmy Savile.

The man, from Berkshire, attended a south London police station by appointment and is now being interviewed under caution.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Yewtree searched an address in Berkshire on Saturday.

The police said he was being interviewed as part of the inquiry that does not directly relate to Savile.

BBC News

About Rolf Harris Wikipedia

Rolf Harris’ Website

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The Search For The Killer of Angus Wilson

I’m reproducing this letter from Simon Regan, who died after a short illness 8th August 2000, to help ensure that it remains on the internet. All bolds are my own.

Search for the Killer of Angus James Wilson

The family of Angus Wilson, founding co-editor of Scallywag in 1992, is anxious to trace the man who killed him, Simon Stander, who is presently working for a University in Northern Cyprus.

The circumstances of his death aged only 31 are fully covered in earlier editions of Scallywag Magazine, on the web at URL:

Angus, Stander, and two girls, Alison Thompson and Shona Andrews – all employed on Angus’s new magazine Spiked – had gone to Northern Cyprus for an assignation with Asil Nadir. Only Stander, Nadir and Nadir’s henchman Peter Diamond know what actually happened at the meeting. It is known that Nadir wanted to recruit anyone who he thought might help him get back to England without facing prosecution. Part of the reasons for the visit was therefore to tell his side of the story of the Polly Peck heist.

I was with Angus on the Friday before the visit in a pub in Primrose Hill, north London, when all four were in holiday mood. He told me that he had been supplied with compromising pictures of the then Minister of Defence, Michael Portillo, who lost his seat by a narrow margin in the last general election. He had the prints but wanted to raise money for the negatives and he was going to get Nadir involved. Peter Diamond had intimated that Nadir would indeed be very interested in seeing the pictures, and perhaps using them to put pressure on the British Government.

The next morning all four embarked on the fateful journey. On the following Thursday, 6th September, Angus called my Mother, Valerie Wilson, to tell her the meeting with Diamond and Nadir had gone “brilliantly” and that he was in possession of a “substantial” cheque believed to be tens of thousands of pounds.

On Friday, the next day, there was a further meeting with Diamond to finalise details and the four then went to eat at a local restaurant and then a casino where they had some wine and brandies. Until then Stander had been behaving rationally but at the casino he went off and gambled on his own while the three others played roulette. At about 2am on the Saturday morning the four decided to get back to their rented villa. Stander had for some time had a shine on Shona Andrews which had remained unrequited. He demanded that Shona sat in the front seat with him, which she refused to do. Instead, to try and quieten things down Angus took the front seat. Stander drove off at breakneck speed in a screaming temper. According to the girls’ evidence at the subsequent coroner’s hearing, he was completely demented, swearing foully at everyone, and threaten to kill everyone including himself. He swerved the wheel from side to side causing the car, at huge speed, to career across the road and eventually it hit a curb and turned over several times.

Stander sustained superficial injuries. The two girls were severely traumatised, but basically unhurt as people in the village pulled them from the wreck and called an ambulance. Angus had sustained massive head injuries, which later that day resulted in his death.

Stander was retained in hospital while the two girls were released and got back, heavily shocked, to the villa where they called Diamond who quickly came up to the house. He told them he would “fix” everything and that they should leave the country immediately. In effect, this removed the only two witnesses who could attest at any court proceedings as to just what happened. He rushed them by cab to the airport and put them on the next flight out. He took all Angus’s possessions into his own custody, presumably with the cheque and with the photographs. The car was quickly “disappeared” presumably to a breaker’s yard.

Valerie Wilson was contacted by the Foreign Office and told to deposit four thousand pounds with them to get Angus’s body back for a funeral. Diamond made one call to Mrs Wilson, my mother, to assure her that he would “look after everything”. Stander made one call to my mother after his release from hospital to say he did not know what had happened. The girls arrived in London in a very traumatised state. None of Angus’s possessions have been returned to the UK. Stander simply disappeared. He never once contacted any member of the family to show even the slightest resemblance of contrition. Diamond remained unapproachable. No one could get through his secretary in the private hotel suite owned by Nadir. He has made no contact since.

On 22 July 1997 there was a coroner’s court convened in St. Pancras, London. The coroner, Stephen Chan, heard all the available evidence including sworn testimony from Shona Andrews and a sworn deposition from Allison Thompson who had returned to New Zealand on the death of her mother.

A short statement from Stander was read out to the court. He had given a post office number but no other details. Chan said the statement was “worse than useless” and that his court had been dreadfully frustrated by a complete lack of co-operation from any official in northern Cyprus. On the evidence he did have he ruled that had the accident have happened in the UK, Stander would be facing charges of death by dangerous driving. Because of the lack of proper detail he said he could not rule out the “probability of unlawful killing.” He ruled that Angus had died exclusively from the head injuries and had otherwise been exceptionally fit. He gave an “open verdict” meaning the case can be opened at any time in the future.

It is my intention to persuade Simon Stander to come back to London to face the coroner’s court. But first of all we must find him and I am appealing on behalf of my family for any academic in northern Cyprus to help us do so and to make the academic community in Cyprus aware of these circumstances.

Stander had previously been a lecturer in economics at the London School of Economics and he had also lectured previously in northern Cyprus. On the fateful trip he had pointed out the university where he had worked but at the time the girls did not take much notice. They believed it was an American university. All we know from Stander’s own family, who have closed ranks to protect him, is that he is working as a lecturer and is presumably enjoying the patronage of Asil Nadir.

Is Asil Nadir worried about what Stander might say to a British court about that fateful last meeting? Where are the photographs? Where’s the cheque? What actually caused the brainstorm that killed Angus Wilson? Is Stander ever capable of at least saying sorry to Angus’s family? He owes it to Angus who employed him even though he was virtually unemployable, to clear these matters up once and for all.

All we have is a PO box number but if we locate him there are several options should he refuse to return to face the coroner, including a private prosecution in northern Cyprus. I am reserving all options until there is some form of proper retribution.

I would be grateful to anyone on the Internet, in or out of northern Cyprus, who can help my family and I on this matter.

Simon Regan <s…> 48 Stanhope Street London NW1 3EX United Kingdom

— Simon Regan – mailto:s… Scallywag 48 Stanhope Street, London, NW1 3EX


Presumably, those alleged negatives still exist then……………

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Julian Assange Has A Chronic Lounge Condition

Julian Assange, who is living at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, has a chronic lounge condition “which could get worse at any moment”, the country’s ambassador to the UK has warned.

“He’s been in the embassy for almost six months now”, a spokesman for Assange told The Needle, “and the absence of media attention is having a demoralising effect on him. Early on he’d sit in the Embassy lounge for hours and watch news reports about himself  on TV but reports over the last few months have been few and far between and he’s started watching Jeremy Kyle, Judge Judy and other daytime TV.”

The Needle’s medical expert, Dr Broome, confirmed the seriousness of Assange’s Lounge condition,”He needs to get out more.” he expertly told us.

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Dead Paedos Society

So, Greater Manchester Police and the CPS have finally admitted that if former MP Cyril Smith were still alive today then he ‘would‘ have been charged and prosecuted for child abuse………………but of course he’s not alive, he’s dead.

Despite eight men going to the police in 1970 claiming the Liberal politician had indecently assaulted them during the 1960s when they were teenagers at a children’s home in Rochdale, Sir Norman Skelhorn the DPP, decided those making the allegations could not be trusted. He wrote, “Further, the characters of some of these young men would be likely to render their evidence suspect.” The allegations were “somewhat stale” and “without corroboration”.

And the CPS still didn’t charge Cyril Smith when there were further allegations in 1998 and 1999.

BUT… the public are told that if it had happened today it would be different.

Now that Cyril Smith is safely dead a spokesman for the GMP could confidently pronounce that: “The Force is now publicly acknowledging that young boys
were victims of physical and sexual abuse committed by Smith.”

So that’s all good then.

Anyone else starting to see a pattern here ? The only safe paedo to investigate is a dead paedo ?

While the ranks of the Dead Paedos Society swell by the week, just how many powerful living paedophiles have been charged ?

Police Cover Up ??

Because it seems to me that as far as the police are concerned if the child abuse is by a dead man then they take a no nonsense approach but if they are living and powerful it’s a ‘no nonces’ approach.


by | November 27, 2012 · 10:27 pm

Watch The Rotherham By-Election, It’ll Be Close !

This Thursday, 29th November, there will be a by-election in Rotherham and it has the potential to transform the political landscape in this country.

The result at the last election was as follows:

As you can see it was a clear win for Labour in it’s northern heartland. But much has changed since 2010.

To begin with this by-election follows the resignation of Denis MacShane for corruption. This would have a negative effect on the Labour vote anyway, which would normally manifest itself in a reduced Labour supporting turn out but there are other factors which will come into play.

Before looking at those other factors let’s examine who will be standing in the by-election.

As you can see, there are far more candidates standing in the by-election than did at the general election, this is quite normal. Ignore the Independents, the Engish Democrats, the Conservatives and the Lib Dems, they will be lucky if they keep their deposits.

It will be the distribution of votes between these candidates, below, which will decide who wins on Thursday.

1) The cause of the by-election will hit the Labour vote.

2) The recent paedophile ring scandals will hit the Labour vote and benefit the BNP and UKIP.

3) The ludicrous decision by the local Labour council to discriminate against two UKIP members fostering children will benefit UKIP.

There is a large asian community in Rotherham who might otherwise have voted for Labour but they have an easily recognisable alternative in Respect and some might even feel comfortable voting for UKIP. Some will still vote Labour, very few if any will vote BNP.

Of the white voters in Rotherham, those who normally vote Conservative could switch to UKIP as could some Labour voters though more white working class Labour voters are likely to vote BNP.

I could go on but my point is that this election could go to any one of those four candidates.

So here is my prediction for the result. I can’t tell you who will win but I would guess that 10,000 votes could win it and that those four candidates will all get more that 6,000 votes each.

I’d put UKIP and Respect as joint favourites.

A UKIP win could be a game changer.

Labour third and the BNP fourth.

If anyone wants to leave their own prediction before Thursday, we’ll see who is closest on Friday morning.


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Kathy Everard Deluded ?

Many thanks to Callie who first suggested, then provided enough evidence (for me anyway) that Kathy Everard is not who she says she is.

I’m not suggesting that Kathy Everard does not believe she is who she says she is but it looks like she was adopted and has then adopted the Everard family in return.

It demonstrates that she is not a close family member and not really in a position of ‘inside’ knowledge to make the allegation that Judge William Everard was murdered.

I will not delete the last post as sometimes is good to show that I do get it wrong sometimes but I’ve added a caveat and link to this post in the original as a caution.

Read – I am convinced I came from royalty


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Kathy Everard Claims Her Cousin Judge William Everard Was Murdered

Please read this short post before continuing – Here


We’ll begin with some of the tweets from the @LadyEverard account. (link is to cache only)

That account has been deleted. Apparently because somebody hacked her computer. Kathy Everard is now tweeting as @madabbess and she is still maintaining her position that her cousin Judge William Everard was murdered on the 31st January 2009 because he was presiding of child abuse cases.


Judge William Everard

Drunken judge drowns in 4ins of water after slipping into stream walking home from pub

By Daily Mail ReporterUPDATED:15:41, 15 May 2009

A post  mortem into the death of Judge William Everard revealed he had drowned after  slipping into freezing water on his way home from the pub

A drunk judge who fell into a stream and drowned after a night in a pub was  more than two and a half times the drink-drive limit, an inquest heard.

William Everard, 59, who had a heart condition slipped into the freezing  water while walking back to his holiday home in South Creake near Fakenham,  Norfolk.

The inquest heard how he had arrived in the village’s Ostrich Inn with  friends at 6.30pm after a shooting party and left alone at 11pm on January  31.

A forensic pathologist’s report said he was ‘likely to have been intoxicated’  as he had 206mgs of alcohol in 100mls of blood. The legal limit for driving is  80mgs.

Norfolk Police originally treated his death as unexplained, but quickly ruled  out any third party involvement or a traffic accident. A post mortem revealed he  had drowned.

Judge Everard whose main home was in Willoughby-on-the-Wolds,  Nottinghamshire, was found dead in the stream by farmer Phillip Allen on the  morning of February 1.

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Is Peter Tatchell a Good Gay Spokesperson ?

It is just a question……….

I’m not gay myself but if I were I would be upset that Peter Tatchell had written an article today about lowering the legal age of consent to 14 years, thus making it look like gay men are potential child abusers.

Here is the article:

Law professor John Spencer of Cambridge University has created a huge controversy by suggesting a reduction in the current age of consent of 16. His proposals, broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Iconoclasts programme, with my support as a co-advocate, have been savaged by the Sun and the Daily Mail. Much of the criticism has been sensationalist and has misrepresented the case for a lower age of consent.

Like Spencer, I believe the time has come for a calm, rational reassessment of the age at which young people should be lawfully entitled to have sex. We need this debate because the current age of consent of 16 ignores reality.

Whether we like it or not, underage young people are having sex with each other. More than half of all teenagers have their first sexual experience by the age of 14, according to the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles. All these sexually active young teens are branded by the law as criminals and sex offenders, lumped together with paedophiles. How can this be right?

Full Article – Guardian

The law, as it currently is, is actually very flexible. Very few young teenagers are tried for under age sex. Only mature adults who have sex with children under 16 years are prosecuted.

So why does Peter Tatchell want the law changed, isn’t sexual equality enough ?

Elsewhere, Tatchell has said:

The positive nature of some child-adult sexual relationships is not confined to non-Western cultures. Several of my friends – gay and straight, male and female – had sex with adults from the ages of nine to 13. None feel they were abused. All say it was their conscious choice and gave them great joy. While it may be impossible to condone paedophilia, it is time society acknowledged the truth that not all sex involving children is unwanted, abusive and harmful.


This ‘philosophy’ is very similar to the views of convicted paedophile Peter Righton and other members of PIE who felt that only ‘harmful’ sex with childrens should be criminalised. They thought that adults should be allowed to have sex with 4 year olds.

I do not believe that gay people are paedophiles and if I were gay I’d be very angry that Tatchell had such a lead role as a spokesperson for the gay community.


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Did Marcus Brigstocke Libel Sally Bercow ?

A question for those legal eagles out there. Last night Marcus Brigstocke appeared on ‘Have I Got News for You’ and he said in response to a question “This is Sally Bercow, who.. well she libelled..erm..Lord McAlpine.” This can be viewed on BBC iplayer Here from aprox 22:20.

Surely, whether someone has libelled or not depends on a court finding that a person has libelled or an admission of guilt. As Sally Bercow has neither confessed or been found by a court to have libelled Lord McAlpine, Marcus Brigstocke libelled Sally Bercow by stating on television that she had libelled Lord McAlpine.

I know I’m being a pedant about this but there seems to be a presumption in the MSM that a) Lord McAlpine has sued somebody for libel and won when he has not, he has only threatened to sue for libel at this stage, and b) that those who tweeted McAlpine’s name are already guilty of libel. (this is a presumption of guilt)

To my understanding of the law, those publications who are continually suggesting this are actually undermining any possibility of a fair trial in the future.

If you have any other examples of the MSM presuming guilt or stating that anybody HAS already libelled Lord McAlpine then please copy and paste those extracts with a link and reply to this post as they may provide a resource for any future defendant which could precipitate a mis-trial.

This may seem academic but if this goes to trial how can a jury without an opinion be selected if the MSM have saturated the airwaves and print press with every Tweeters guilt, regardless of what they have tweeted ?


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A Tweeter Asks Some Important Questions

Kurt K.Walker on Twitter asks some very important questions.

Dear Mister McAlpine and your lawyers,

I saw the instructions on your website about how I can incriminate myself for a crime which is only a crime because you say it is a crime.

A crime which I have to take your word is a crime.

Just like I have to take your word that you have the “evidence” against me in the form of historical Twitter messages and even, you claim, deleted messages.

Well I have two questions for you that you must answer before anyone in their right minds will fill and sign your confession.

Question 1 : agreed pre-action protocols

Where on your website do you clearly state, as required under your code of conduct and agreed pre-action protocols, the consequences of filling-in and signing your confession papers?

You have a moral and legal duty to inform anyone completing your forms that a confession will severely limit the signatory’s options should the case come to court.

Where do you state, as is your clear legal obligation, that the signatory should seek legal advice before returning the forms?

Where also do you state the size of the “admin fee”, which is likely to dwarf the £5 donation?

Question 2 : evidence handling chain

You state on your website that you have access to tweets, even deleted tweets.

Please answer whether you followed strict data handling protocols to maintain the chain of evidence for each of the tweets?

If you did not, you hold no actual evidence that will stand up in court. Anyone who has deleted their tweets will therefore get off.

You see, without such a chain of evidence, the court only has your word against theirs that the defendant made such a tweet on their twitter.

A normal course of action, in the US at least, would be for an independent third party, a trusted broker, to archive the source material, providing you with a copy.

Please tell me, who is this third party?

Should there be a dispute over the content of a tweet, the court could then call the third party to witness the data is correct as presented by you.


Even people who have so far self-incriminated should not be bullied into settling when you finally announce the size of the punishment you wish to inflict on innocent Twitter users who correctly identified the person who was wrongly identified by a BBC journalist.

You have your compensation for that original sin.

You are now making a catalog of mistakes almost as bad as the decision to silence the allegations back in the ’90s.

For had you not insisted that your name be kept out of official reports back then you could have cleared your name through open court and killed the rumour dead.  You could have called Steve Messham as a witness and he would have seen your face and said, no, actually, this is not the guy.

Instead you made a choice. You chose secrecy, and secrecy has a limited lifespan.


The internet


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Reviewing the Kincora Boy’s Home Scandal.

I’ll be honest, if you had told me earlier in the year that I would link to Socialist Worker and Pink News in the month of November, I wouldn’t have believed you but I think this is a good summary of the Kincora cover-up. I have been looking into the saga recently. Info is scarce on Wikipedia – Here  but it does say “The tabloid press then linked the home with a whole series of establishment figures without any evidence being provided.” However, there is also no evidence that any public figure ever sued for libel for these public accusations. I’ve searched in vain for these tabloid allegations. I can only assume that the names mentioned online are the echoes of these original stories from the tabloid press of the 1970s. If anyone has a copy of the original newspaper allegations, I’d be grateful if you could send them to me.

Socialist Worker looks back at child abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home. The cover-up went to the heart of the establishment, as do scandals today

The Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast was opened in 1958. The home’s warden Joe Mains at once started to abuse the boys in his care. Mains recruited Raymond Semple and William McGrath in the 1970s and they joined in the daily brutal abuse.

The assaulted boys tried to bring the abuse to the attention of the authorities, including the police and the press, who failed them utterly.

People in authority knew what was going on because military intelligence officer Colin Wallace blew the whistle.

Wallace told his superiors what was happening and even put out a press release in early 1973. It stated that William McGrath was using “a non-existent evangelical mission as a front” for paedophilia. He supplied the address and phone number.

No newspaper followed this obvious lead, despite the press usually running Wallace’s propaganda briefings unedited

More at – Source

I’d just like to take this opportunity of thanking those readers who Tweet and Facebook my articles. I’m not on Twitter or Facebook myself and I’m very grateful for your help in this area.


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McAlpine’s Begging Letter in Full.

And just because someone asked how it was possible to contact his Lordship if you wanted to pay him, here is the website link. RMPI. (though I think you’d be stupid to cave in to these threats and bullying.)

PS, his law firm are no win, no fee.

If you have a personal injury claim, RMPI believe you should be entitled to 100% of any compensation you are awarded in that claim. That’s why we operate on a no win, no fee basis. We will charge the responsible insurers for costs we incur on your behalf. Win or lose, you won’t be charged a penny.

Crocodile McAlpine with Camels.


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