A Question For Mark Watts

For the attention of Mark Watts, Editor-in Chief of Exaro News.

On Wednesday  7 Oct on BBC Newsnight you were asked by Evan Davis whether you were aware that one witness had written an email telling a social worker that Leon Brittan had never abused him or anyone he knows. You replied, “We were not aware of that and we do not know if such an email  exists.”

Information has come to me which calls into question the accuracy of your answer. I’ve been reliably informed that you were aware of the email in question before giving that interview.

I would like to give you the opportunity to correct this error and so I’d like to ask you the question again.

Mark Watts, at the time you were asked by Evan Davis on Newsnight, were you aware that one witness had written an email telling a social worker that Leon Brittan had never abused him or anyone he knows  ?

I include below the full interview to refresh your memory and I await your response.



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33 responses to “A Question For Mark Watts

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  2. dpack

    from the above data that i was given by a comrade i would assume the darker yank spooks and dr booth have sung from the same hymnbook for quite a while.

    the links between the thatcher cabinet and booth ,no idea(yet)
    iran/contra/arms/coke etc ;no idea apart from it seems to be the usual way to do such things.

    as to thatcher and her cabinet they were very probably little more than puppets to the darker sides of yankee(and their proxies in uk) spookery.
    i suspect maurice explained that to her along with clearing up her misunderstandings of how she got the job,the “security situation” including the origins of the troubles (using the gladio b/clockwork orange model of real politic) which she thought had killed airey and dickie(a patriot and a international royalist) and what/who really killed them.
    he possibly mentioned that the uk was seen as an expendable forward base to win a nuclear ww3 in “uurp”
    he might even have mentioned how useful a tool blackmail can be using specific examples of people she had heard of and some she thought she knew quite well,it is difficult to work out how far he went explaining exactly what was what to her in a short meeting and a single sheet of paper.

    i no longer see thatcher as the bogieman , she was just the bogieman’s beard.if i was looking for the bogieman his name would be angelton.

  3. dpack

    thanks for the hint re banks it seems the chap is well connected

    Jerome Booth started his career at the Department of Trade and Industry, where he was responsible for multi-lateral development banks,[2] before being appointed a strategic planning officer at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC. 1991-4 During this period, Booth was also a lecturer in Economics at Christ Church,


    The Inter-American Development Bank where he acted as an independent consultant advising firms on aid issues.


    Inter-American Development Bank



    PRESIDENT Luis Alberto Moreno
    VICE PRESIDENT FOR COUNTRIES Alexandre Meira da Rosa

    2,000 employees

    across four continents, with headquarters in Washington, DC, in 26 borrowing member countries, and regional offices in Asia and Europe.
    48 member countries

    represented by the Board of Executive Directors
    IDB clients include

    central governments, provinces, municipalities, private firms, and NGOs.
    Approved lending
    2014 $13.8B
    2013 $14B
    2012 $11.4B

    We work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. Our aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. With a history dating back to 1959, today we are the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We provide loans, grants, and technical assistance; and we conduct extensive research. We maintain a strong commitment to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of increased integrity, transparency, and accountability.


    Reducing poverty and social inequalities;

    Addressing the needs of small and vulnerable countries*;

    Fostering development through the private sector;

    Addressing climate change, renewable energy and environmental sustainability; and

    Promoting regional cooperation and integration.

    some of the directors

    United Kingdom Justine Greening Secretary of State for International Development
    United Kingdom Desmond Swayne Minister of State

    USA Jacob J. Lew Secretary of the Treasury -( He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution Hamilton Project Advisory Board, and the National Academy of Social Insurance.)

    * As defined in the Report on the Ninth General Capital Increase, these borrowing member countries, also known as Group C and D countries, are Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay.



    Luis Alberto Moreno
    Luis Alberto Moreno

    Luis Alberto Moreno assumed the presidency of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in October 2005. As President of the Bank, Moreno also chairs the Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and the Donors’ Committee of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF).

    Among the principal achievements under President Moreno’s leadership of the IDB is the Ninth General Capital Increase in 2010, which represented an expansion of financing and technical assistance to the region, and allowed for a historical financial program to Haiti of more than US$2 billion. This higher level of contribution to Latin American and the Caribbean economies was accompanied by an improved framework for the monitoring and evaluation of development effectiveness, the establishment of the first Environmental Safeguards Unit in a multilateral development bank, and the implementation of an operational policy for gender equality.

    During his tenure, the IDB has undergone a profound transformation of its organization, a significant generational change, and a record increase of women in leadership positions at the institution, along with a reinforcement of its transparency and accountability systems.

    He has also led the organization of more than 30 international summits, including the CEO Summits of the Americas in 2012 and 2015.

    Before joining the Bank, Moreno served as Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States for seven years. Diplomatic relations between Washington, D.C. and Bogotá strengthened notably during his tenure, leading to substantial bilateral assistance programs that supported a major transformation in security and economic development in Colombia.

    His major achievements, among others, include his work in the design and approval of the Plan Colombia, an ambitious program for the fight against drugs and for the social and economic revival of the country, the renewal and extension of tariff preferences of the ATPA (Andean Trade Preference Act,) and his performance as one of the main drivers of the negotiations for the Treaty on free trade between Colombia and the United States. Additionally, during his time, several treaties were signed, such as the agreement for the alternative development program, and the agreement for customs cooperation with the United States for the fight against smuggling and the strengthening of trade. He had a key role in coordinating with the Agency for the promotion of exports and investments in Colombia, Proexport, the promotion of commercial exchange and international tourism.

    In his country, Moreno had a distinguished career in the public and private sectors. He served as Minister of Economic Development, from which he prompted a prominent agenda to improve efficiency and competitiveness. Moreno was President of the Instituto de Fomento Industrial, and manager of social investment policies, including the housing strategy for low-income families. In the private sector, he advised major Colombian companies and foreign investors, and was executive producer of a leading television news program.

    Moreno has received numerous distinctions awarded by governments and private entities, including Colombia’s highest honor, the Grand Cross of the Order of Boyacá, the Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic (Spain), The Order of Jaguar (Guatemala), the Award “Eagle of the Americas” of the Associations of Latin American Chambers of Commerce, the Gold Medal of the Societies of the Americas, the Honorary Distinction Juscelino Kubistechek (Brazil), the Order of José Cecilio del Valle of the Grand Cross of Gold Plate (Honduras), Bravo Business Award for Outstanding Service, and the Clinton Global Citizen Award for Leadership in Public Service.

    Moreno holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics from Florida Atlantic University in 1975 and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 1977. For his achievements in the field of journalism, in 1990 Harvard University awarded him a Neiman Fellowship to pursue specialized studies and research at that institution. Moreno also holds the honorary degrees of Humaniorum Litterarum Doctorem, and Doctorem in Letters from Georgetown University and Baruch College, respectively, and a Honoris Causa in Business Administration from Icesi University.

    Moreno writes regularly in recognized international and regional media, and participates in various public and private forums, some of which belong to the system of international and intraregional coordination and cooperation. Currently, he leads the Group of Presidents of Multilateral Development Banks and the International Monetary Fund (Heads of MDBs) where he has promoted the coordination and support of these organizations towards the goals of sustainable development endorsed by the United Nations.

    Moreno was reelected on September 14, 2015 for a third term as President of the IDB.


    Luis Alberto Moreno Mejía (born 3 May 1953) is the 4th and current President of the Inter-American Development Bank.
    Personal life and early career

    Moreno was born in Philadelphia to a Colombian father attending medical school at the University of Pennsylvania.[1]

    From 1991 to 1994, during the administration of President César Gaviria, Moreno worked in the Colombian government in a variety of leadership positions. From December 1991 to July 1992, Moreno was the President of the Instituto de Fomento Industrial (IFI), the Colombian government’s industrial finance corporation, and a holding company for many of the largest state enterprises in the country. In July 1992, he was named Minister of Economic Development. During his tenure, he modernized the Ministry and its subordinated agencies, and led the design and implementation of Colombia’s industrial policy and competitiveness strategy. He served as senior advisor to the Luis Carlos Sarmiento Organization, the leading banking & financial group in Colombia with over US$10 billion in assets, from November 1994 to August 1997. He then served as the Andean region representative of WestSphere Capital, a private equity firm focusing on investment opportunities in Latin America, from August 1997 to July 1998.

    Moreno was named Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States in 1998, which required him to renounce his U.S. citizenship.

    He is a roman catholic


    President George W. Bush welcomes representatives from the Colombian-American community and the government of Colombia into the Oval Office Wednesday, July 20, 2005, to commemorate Colombia’s Independence Day. From left are: Augusto D’Avila, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Colombia Ambassador Luis Alberto Moreno and his wife, Gabriela Fedres-Cordero; President Bush, Carolino Barco, Foreign Affairs Minister of Colombia; Gloria Haskins, R-S.C., and actor Paulo Benedeti. White House photo by Paul Morse

    Luis Alberto Moreno: Bush’s friend at the IDB

    by: Joshua Soren Graae
    July 25 2005

    tags: July 18 – 24, International — Americas,

    Luis Alberto Moreno, the Colombian Ambassador to the United States. Moreno appears to be the favorite, thanks to his support from the U.S., which controls 30 percent of the vote on the IDB’s board.

    While Moreno’s finance background does provide him with a modicum of relevant experience, it is hardly enough to establish his credentials as making him the ineluctable candidate for the position. Additionally, one cannot help thinking that it is not his banking abilities that have brought him to Washington’s attention as much as it is the fact that on a day-to-day basis, he worked with the DEA, the Pentagon and the State Department in helping to militarize Plan Columbia and convert the strategy from a development-oriented format which would seriously address issues of social and economic justice, into one which functions to guard the pipeline of the U.S.-owned Occidental Petroleum and to track down leftist guerillas.

    Ambassador Moreno has been a loyal servitor of Washington’s cause in Colombia, and he certainly possesses the best of survivor skills – qualities that have allowed him to be one of his country’s best representatives in Washington. However, he patently lacks the vision and depth of character to succeed a man of Iglesias’ stature. Under Moreno, the bank could very well slide back to the bad old days when nepotism, corruption and sexism thrived in the IDB’s corridors of power. Furthermore, Moreno’s political ideology is in line with the Bush administration’s, a factor that could threaten to politicize the IDB and further polarize the relationship between North and South America. Additionally, if Moreno were to assume the IDB’s top post, with Paul Wolfowitz as the president of the World Bank, it would mean that two of the most relevant lending agencies would be controlled by individuals with a military rather than development vision.

    Undoubtedly, Moreno’s main accomplishment in Washington was his success at lobbying Congress to support Plan Colombia, America’s five year old, multi-billion dollar attempt to fight drug production and guerilla activity in the country he represents. Heavily outsourced to private military firms (PMFs), Washington’s war on drugs has been dismally ineffective; 90 percent of the cocaine and 50 percent of the heroin on the streets of the U.S. still comes from Colombia. With the prices of these drugs remaining stable, and their purity rising, the value of continuing to pour resources into Colombia seems dubious at best. Yet Moreno relentlessly lobbies for Plan Colombia funding, and President Bush is requesting $734 million for next year’s pointless infusion. In the past five years, Moreno has helped to extract $3 billion from the U.S. Treasury, making Colombia the third largest recipient of U.S. aid in the world. Given Plan Colombia’s disappointing track record, and Moreno’s support for it, it would appear that while he is a shrewd politician and diplomat, the ambassador does not project the kind of fiscal judgment and seriousness of purpose that the IDB would require of him if he were to be worthy of filling Iglesias’ shoes.

    From Council on Hemispheric Affairs


    George W Bush Remarks at the Inter-American Development Bank
    March 14, 2002

    As you can see, I’m traveling in some pretty good company today: Bono. [Laughter] We just had a great visit in the Oval Office. Here’s what I know about him: First, he’s a good musician; secondly, he is willing to use his position in a responsible way. He is willing to lead, to achieve what his heart tells him, and that is nobody— nobody—should be living in poverty and hopelessness in the world. Bono, I appreciate your heart. And to tell you what an influence you’ve had, Dick Cheney walked in the Oval Office; he said, “Jesse Helms wants us to listen to Bono’s ideas.” [Laughter]


    Remarkds from George Bush sr 1990

    And Ricky Iglesias, an old friend of the Bushes, and we welcome him, of the IDB

    As one means of expanding our debt strategy, we propose that the IDB add its efforts and resources to those of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to support commercial bank debt reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean, and as in the case of World Bank and IMF, IDB funds should be directly linked to economic reform.


    IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund Assumes Responsibility for Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Portfolio

    The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund have signed an agreement transferring its remaining grants and loans to the MIF, once the Fund ceases formal operations on December 31, 2012.

    The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund was founded after the earthquake in January 2010 by former United States Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, at the request of President Barack Obama, to support the Haitian people through projects promoting job creation and sustainable economic development. With nearly $55 million in contributions from more than 200,000 individuals, businesses, and organizations, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund supported over 50 organizations from agricultural cooperatives to micro enterprises to small businesses.

    The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund selected the MIF to assume responsibility for its remaining portfolio because of the MIF’s focus on private sector-led development benefiting poor and excluded populations, and its successful track record with innovative development projects in Haiti and throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region. The MIF has been active in Haiti for almost two decades, and has greatly increased its work over the last three years, tripling its project portfolio since the 2010 earthquake.

    About the Multilateral Investment Fund

    The Multilateral Investment Fund, a member of the IDB Group, supports private sector-led development benefitting the poor—their businesses, their farms, and their households. The MIF aims to give low-income populations tools to boost their incomes: access to markets and skills to compete in those markets, access to finance, and access to basic services, including green technologies. To learn more, visit http://www.fomin.org.


    much thanks to you and a comrade i know a little more context and a bit more about dr booth

    • Sabre

      Thanks old chap a lot of intelligence in a short time. The CIA, NSA and indirectly the DEA would have to be linked, they would deserve to put up against a wall and shot if they weren’t. Any links between Booth and yank spooks? Links between Thatcher cabinet and Booth? Thatcher cabinet links to any conjunction of for example IDB and Iran-Contra affair?

    • X

      If people are to continue to be controlled by blackmail threats, they can’t be exposed, yet they must believe they could be. So one would expect to find ‘warning shots’ being fired.

      Recall reports, with MI5 connection, about Smith that popped up oddly and were put away again? Pencourt, RSA. http://www.tomgriffin.org/the_green_ribbon/2014/04/did-mi5-label-cyril-smith-allegations-a-south-african-smear.html

      And the MI5 ‘failed smear’ of Brittan, which since unaccompanied by supporting evidence could not have been expected to achieve much if untrue?

      Now recall the MP’s expenses business which might so easily have been deemed the kind of dirty laundry thet ‘responsible journalists’ would not wish to see washed in public. Recall too how it apparently went from we don’t who, to a strange & murky figure with strong links to the City & thence to the Telegraph? This in the aftermath of the total meltdown of global financial capitalism, when it was not clear how far the exposure of that corrupt and moribund system might go, nor how far things might become uncomfortable for financial wideboys?

      In terms of high-level abductive reasoning it may be worth considering (among other things) a hypothesis according to which the leverage available has been, as they say, ‘leveraged’, and further, that this has been done to protect the interests of (whom but?) the ruling financier/rentier class.

      & to recap.; such a tactic presupposes 1. that the allegations are close enough to certain facts as to cause real apprehension; 2.that those who are to be controlled retain sufficient power to perform their function, which probably means that knowledge of said facts can be prevented from reaching a critical mass, or becoming common knowledge, in key strata of society.

  4. Will Mark Watts answer some of the above questions…

    • Sabre

      I suspect not.

      • dpack

        you are probably correct.
        on the subject of banks(which perhaps i should pay more attention to ,thanks)
        there is hambro’s( who have more sheets than casper)
        soe scandinavia,6,h n sporberg>angelton and > ryder and neave , these are only a few of the threads in the wardrobe.
        hambro’s seems to have had a sheet for many occasions.i have only looked at a few so far but the embroidery is rather extensive and cleverly worked.

  5. dpack

    oops that should be 3 latest posts but keep em confused never harms .

  6. dpack

    as a slight aside do i recall two lots of ovenden’s “art works” being sold by an “anonymous” owner a few years ago?
    perhaps the first example of the “macalpine defense” seems as though it may have been extremely well planned .

    • I think the fact that he tried to sell the works of ovenden ‘on the side’, and after the whole messham thing blew up on twitter, speaks volumes about how hastily the McAlpine distraction was pulled out of mothballs to suit a dynamic situation.
      The old geezer was a master-machiavellian, but I think the thing had been primed since the late 70’s…ready to go at a moment’s notice.
      I bet selling those ‘artworks’ (pervy crap for lovey old pervs, more-like) absolutely gutted him.

      • dpack

        im not sure he was a master ,good at it as a minor league player perhaps but not masterful like tallyrand or angelton were in a seemingly functionary role or like alexander or charlemagne as princes or like stalin and mao zedong as a usurpers.

        to paraphrase sabre from a while ago i recon my two most recent posts should rattle the double first in history type chaps in the cabinet office:)

        imho the last great machiavellian in uk politics was winston c’ who was probably more yankee than brit.

      • Sabre

        Dpack, paraphrase away old chap. You’re undoubtedly busy, however, if you do undertake special requests have a dig around the Inter American development Bank.

  7. IWTT

    Dr Jerome Booth has answered the questions regarding his knowledge about Exaro articles and funding via TwitLonger: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1snkl2v

    Dr Booth appears to be an Honorary Doctorate. (It’s a bit like buying a peerage in the academic world.)

    Dr Jerome Booth Honorary Doctor of Business Administration, 2008: http://ww2.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/microsites/honorary/booth.html

    • dpack

      thinking of degrees but slightly different ones,pendry has some interesting first and second degrees of separation links.

      if those are examined properly or followed out to further individuals and events there seems to be good reason to have grave concerns regarding exaro’s bone fides just from his involvement.

      imho tis no accident that the current situation has come about.

      i note the msm etc is calling “witch hunt” rather than “macalpine defense” which i can only assume is part of the plan.

      maybe we should try to share and collate what we know regarding exaro’s bone fides into a coherent hypothesis of why they seem to have produced consistently poor journalism/smoke and mirrors/interference from their first entry to these matters.
      there is a fair chance that some “insiders “are decent ,perhaps they can help.

      ps an aside regarding mr dickens im very convinced he dropped his involvement in these matters 3 decades ago as he was scared for his family as well as himself but he did not have the solidarity and open knowledge policy that seems to be protecting decent folk (so far) now.

      on cheery note ,if this was a fight(which it is) the enemy do seem very slow to react and inclined to repeat themselves ,they seem to have little understanding of asymmetrical warfare in this context and are fighting a rearguard action in a siege .

      we can expose the truth ,maybe not the whole truth but enough of the truth to make some overdue changes

      Consuesse enim deos immortales, quo gravius homines ex commutatione rerum doleant, quos pro scelere eorum ulcisci velint, his secundiores interdum res et diuturniorem impunitatem concedere.

    • Sabre

      Interesting link, he does have a PhD which he would have earned writing a thesis on some original research. Oxford and the inter American development Bank in DC are more interesting as is his interest in emerging markets. A cynic might entertain the possibility that could be an analyst spook that earns a good deal as a direct result of his ‘other job’. Exaro could be a business expense rather than an investment. I’ve suggested on at least one occasion that we should include Geo-Politics and economics which provides the context for the control and leverage required over politicians.

    • Sarah McDonagh

      Why name an organisation New Sparta? What was ancient Sparta particularly famous for 500 BC to those with an expensive classical education? (Plebs won’t be able to guess.)

      One of New Sparta’s Silver Lining projects is, though the NHS, to supply emotionally disturbed children with an app called Appadoodle for their phones. This enables them to use their phones as a ‘counsellor’ any time, day or night, they feel upset and want to pour their little hearts out to a sympathetic ear in complete confidence. No one will ever know who they are or where they live – Edward Snowden has just confirmed how totally secure all our phone conversations are . . . . hasn’t he?

  8. Exaro…
    They have trotted out a ‘prize horse’ that was a dud…and have got hammered.
    Same as hemmingway? Same as Sabine? Anyone else noticing the rash of duds being trotted towards, and then out, by well-established #CSA campaigners?
    The forced-adoption/VIP CSA crossover it also worrying…but shows the versatility of such tactics.
    Instead of rallying behind failed procedure, and repeating more crap-in-crap-out programming, I suggest Exaro try a new tack, and be the first to ‘break the news’ about the interference applied to the #CSA debate (especially as regards VIP coverups) via apparently organised ‘trolling’ actions, and via the presentation of bad witnesses.
    Just look at Messham. Where the hell did he come from? Why is his memory so patchy in so many important, and innocuous, areas? Why did the papers push him at us so hard? Why did he get such an organised trolling on twitter, when he ‘turned up’ out of the blue?
    It was all a set up, it stank. All was revealed, when the papers then fudged who ‘the real’ McAlpine was – as if they didn’t know – then that completed the loop and showed a repeatable tactic.
    If it wasn’t for the sharp eyes of some people in that debate, then we wouldn’t have been able to dismiss the stream of potential ‘McAlpines’ that have come at us the last couple of years.
    The whole thing would be in tatters by now, if we had all been fooled again; with no credible opposition to the newspaper assertions that we see have culminated in this ‘witch-hunt’ bollocks.
    Who is leading these duffs to the prominent news agencies, and to the prominent CSA campaigners?
    Why are these otherwise stable, if not passionate, agencies/campaigners then ‘sticking to their guns’ so frequently? Who is bending their ears? Are they the same people bending so many others?

    As I said…Exaro, try to focus, and address the issues that brought your agency to this point. Come clean, if that is indeed needed, and then get back to work.
    Your infrastructure is still in place, and is still able to practice investigative journalism. Pull back from this precipice, and listen to the often well-meaning advice from the alternative media, and from real campaigners/protesters/advocates/survivors, etc.
    Get back on the horse, and don’t get mired, any more than you have, in the dross of defending poor actions.
    Then find out what/who is plaguing/trolling/misdirecting the ‘VIP’ CSA debate on twitter. Go look, and see if you can add to the mounting evidence.
    Get down to the nitty gritty, and you may help to preserve the very integrity of the entire CSA debate…and find out who took you out in such spectacular fashion.
    The papers certainly won’t, and it don’t take much looking to find out why.
    Suspicious on its own, as this is a massive story.
    I have tweeted you on this matter, and have highlighted specific issues when I have done so.
    Please note, my assertions in them have so far largely been borne-out,especially by recent events.

    • tdf

      “All was revealed, when the papers then fudged who ‘the real’ McAlpine was…”

      Yes and that matter was never resolved. Some said Jimmie McAlpine, who lived near Wrexham, was the culprit but judging from photos, McAlpine looked nothing like his (considerably older) relative. McAlpine did, as a younger man, bear a resemblance to Peter Morrison and they were of similar age. And then to fudge things further there were also hints that it was Jimmie McAlpine’s chauffeur, who allegedly used to borrow his cars.

      • yup…absolutely right, tdf.
        It dissolved into ever decreasing circles…what a mess.
        It’s as if it all the potential arguments had been accounted for, with a firewall of the ‘truth’ of a dead man’s testimony at the end.
        The term ‘witch-hunt’ is something ‘they’ will always try to apply.

      • beetroot

        The Guardian reported this about “Jimmie” McAlpine, who was Alistair McAlpine’s cousin.

        “Gregory said boys from Bryn Estyn would be taken in “working parties” to the homes of two McAlpine family members in the area – Gerwyn Hall and Marchwiel Hall, both a few miles south-east of Wrexham town centre. “We were like little slaves – we’d do gardening, cleaning the yards, all sorts of things,” said Gregory. “We were taken in a van to do work.” He said he was not aware of any abuse of children at either of the homes and there is no other credible evidence of such abuse.

        Gerwyn Hall, a grand Georgian house hidden by woodland from the public road, was occupied by Jimmie McAlpine, who died in 1991, six years before the Waterhouse inquiry began.”


        From Wikipedia “Jimmie McAlpine”
        “A noted car collector, he kept and maintained his large private collection in the various outbuildings of the hall. The collection included example models from: Alvis, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bristol, Bugatti, Jaguar, Jensen and Rolls-Royce. He and his chaffeur’s preferred mode of transport was a 1934 V12 engined Hispano-Suiza J12, which was often seen at Wrexham Golf Club where he was president”

        Tom Watson “They have talked of psychopaths marking children with Stanley knifes to show “ownership”. They tell of parties where children were “passed around” the men. They speak of golf course car parks being the scenes for child abuse after an 18 hole round. “

  9. Bishop Brightly

    What’s amazing is it a been obvious to any calm observer that exaro has been out of control on this for months. Their tweets, copy and position had gotten more and more extreme. As with all of this you have to keep an open mind but, usually intuition is right I find.

    • dpack

      intuition can be confirmed or corrected by using observation and research to provide data that can then be used to form a solid hypothesis.

    • Sarah McDonagh

      Perhaps Exaro is not so much out of control as originally set up by Jeremy Booth with the sole purpose of highlighting bogus survivors, so that later the BBC can expose them as bogus. In order to purposely discredit all VIP CSA survivors to a half listening general public.
      Why else have Exaro refused to highlight genuine CSA survivors like Melanie Shaw, Mickey Summers and Ben Fellows? And reliable witnesses like Chris Fay? Why in July 2015, did Exaro’s David Henke give false evidence against Ben to try to get Ben convicted of Perverting the Course of Justice just for telling his CSA truth? Is Jerome Bloom actually getting the cover-up he planned which he is quite happy to fund indefinitely?

  10. Another question for Mark Watts, did you attempt to stand the ‘hit and run’ murder story up? If so what was the result? If not why not?

    • parsonage

      Evan Davis should have pressed him harder on that

      Watts must be getting desperate now

      “As a business model it doesn’t seem to have worked very well. Far from showing any signs of breaking even by 2014, as the original business plan had envisaged, the latest available accounts (up to February 2014) show that Exaro had net liabilities – debt – of £2,403,594, an increase of about £800,000 from the already fairly hefty £1,600,000 it owed in 2013.

      Every penny of that was owed to the generous Dr Booth, who (as at February 2014) had lent the company £2,295,292, together with interest of £113,410. The loan is legally repayable on March 16th 2016. Dr Booth is not a philanthropist, or at least not where Exaro is concerned. As Watts explained:

      “he is someone who has invested in the business and is hoping at the end of the day to get a return on it.”

      Presumably it was because selling financial data to the rich wasn’t working very well, that Exaro completely changed direction.


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    the truth has a funny way of coming out…in public.