Conspiracy Theorist Goes After Theresa May’s Late Father

A website called The Swamp (“a community exploring the murky waters of politics”, according to its publisher, Jerrick Media) has published a particularly nasty conspiracy article focusing on Theresa May’s father. There’s an argument for ignoring this kind of material – the article is thin even by the standards of conspiricists, and so far no-one of standing is promoting the story on social media. Yet there is a sense that the article – by one Johnny Vedmore (“Singer, Songwriter, Political Blogger, Legalise Cannabis Advocate and a Welshman”) – is gaining social media traction, and so I reluctantly give it a minimum of attention here.

The conspiracy focuses on the fact that Theresa May’s father, the late Reverend Hubert Brasier, used to have a Wikipedia page, but that this has been removed. The author found a copy of the original on Wayback, and asks: “It’s not a large entry, it covers only the basics, so why would you want it removed?”

The answer, of course, is to be found on the relevant “Articles for Deletions” page, which remains live. It shows that Wikipedians discussed the page, and that it was eventually decided that Reverend Brasier had not been a public figure in his own right, and as such ought not to have his own entry. Instead, the link to the original page now redirects to the page for Theresa May. The supposed “mystery” is thus solved.

However, the Swamp conspiracy theorist prefers to suggest that it has been removed to hide some sinister secret, and without providing any documentation he adds that “After researching Hubert’s life I came across many pages that had been removed, links to nowhere, and a few conspiracy theories too”. Whereas I looked him up online and found plenty of references to him in the media.

The author points out that Reverend Brasier trained to be a priest with Community of the Resurrection Seminary School in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, and that some decades later there were claims of child sex abuse associated with this location. He further notes that Brasier married late; that he was a hospital chaplain in Eastbourne at the same time that John Bodkin Adams, a GP suspected of murdering patients, was active in the town; and that the Diocese of Chichester has seen several clerical child sex scandals (including that of Bishop Peter Ball). There is nothing to implicate Brasier in any kind of wrongdoing (indeed, there’s not even a coherent allegation), but Vedmore builds an edifice from these tenuous associations and his misunderstanding of why the Wikipedia page no longer exists to posit a “cover up”.

But just when you think the article has scraped the very bottom the bottom of the barrel, there’s an even more idiotic suggestion: that Theresa May deliberately set up the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse to fail, because “the inquiry into child sexual abuse seems to be something Theresa May does not want to face”. In which case, why did she propose it in the first place?

There’s no point arguing with this sort of author (and those promoting the garbage on Twitter): they don’t give a damn about what’s true or not, and they’re not interested in helping abuse victims. All they care about is (a) the cheap thrill they get from accusing “powerful” people of child sex abuse, no matter how flimsy the supposed basis for it; and/or (b) weaponizing a concocted claim for some reason or another, usually to do with politics (I looked at another example a few weeks ago). The current example is logged here primarily as a particularly egregious specimen of the problem.

UPDATE: Vedmore has now promoted his “research” on the Richie Allen Show. I previously discussed Allen, an associate of David Icke, here.

13 Responses

  1. Yes, Richard, it is sometimes frustrating to know how to deal with this growing tranche of Conspiracyloons who, having honed their ‘left-handed thinking’ on machinations about Satanic Ritual Abuse until their style has become polished and impressive enough to convince other suckers, have now moved on to epicycloid spinning about mainstream politics.

    Investigators who check them out come to the same impasse as did Kenneth Lanning, the FBI’s foremost investigator of early SRA claims. He said:

    “There was once a time when I naively believed that if you presented a certain amount of logic and common sense to these people you could change their minds, what I discovered is that there is nothing you can say, there’s no amount of common sense, logic or investigation you can use, no matter what you come up with they have an alternative explanation that is consistent with their belief in this conspiracy”

    Kenneth Lannmg was the FBI specialist in Violent Crime who wrote the bureaux‘s Guide to investigating Allegations of Ritual Abuse, January 1992, Interviewed in Antony Thomas’s ‘In Satan‘s Name’, Discovery Channel, Oct 1997.

    You can watch Lanning’s interview and view other extracts from ‘In Satan’s Name here:

    After dealing with these nutters for three decades the SAFF’s experience shows that their ideas and beliefs are of no consequence UNTIL some intellectual vandal (i.e. cynical, ambitious tabloid hack) in the media gives them credence, whereupon their backing requires ‘people of influence’ (police, politicians, charities, justice system etc) to run thru the numbers to follow the loony ideas to their ignominious end. This debate polarises half the population into believers who using confirmation bias always assume ‘there’s no smoke without fire’.

    Apparently we can’t just tell these irrational trouble makers who are undermining true democracy to f**k off for fear of being called unfair or prejudiced, in the touchy-feely world of the 21st Century where people are urged by the media to wear their hearts on their sleeves, weep on camera and put their brains out of gear.

    This situation where the media use uber-sensational loonies to fill their pages feeds into extremism and eventually fuels terrorism.

    The Alt-Right people in the U.S. from where most of the lunacy originated, see this plainly, hence their continual attack on Main Stream Media which, despite it’s bleating protestations, clearly manipulates news and facts to create it’s own idea of a socialist utopia in true Coca-Cola-Politics style.

    The loonies say that the media exists to globalise the market in order to create uber-products which reach the 7 billion people now living. That’s a lot of Coca-Cola for globalism.plc and a very large advertising pie which underpins all media motivations. Follow the money.

    Having controlled the universities for a generation leftist activists have made democratic socialism a ‘norm’ in the minds of the young, as can be seen by the way they rushed to applaud ‘The Arab Spring’ which created the situation in which home-grown terrorism thrived and came back to attack them in their discos .

    Gramsci’s long-march thru society’s institutions is nearly complete.

    “Among Marxists, Gramsci is noted for his theory of cultural hegemony as the means to class dominance. In his view, a new “Communist man” had to be created before any political revolution was possible. This led to a focus on the efforts of intellectuals in the fields of education and culture. Gramsci envisioned a long march through the society’s institutions, including the government, the judiciary, the military, the schools and the media. ”

    You can read more about the dangers of it here:

    This is why it is so important for groups like the SAFF and social commentators like yourself to continue, not just to discredit the loonies, but to educate the chattering classes who think they know the right way to live.

    All history is accident borne on ignorance and the masses get the society they deserve.

    John Freedom

  2. So no mention of Anthony Charles Lynton Blair’s arrest record going missing? 1974, Marylebone Magistrates

    • ^ Is that because there never was one?

      • The arrest was of somebody named Charles Lynton, for cottaging; he was fined £500.
        Since there has never at any time been anybody called simply Charles Lynton, it HAS to be Anthony Charles Lynton Blair! QED.

      • ^ Whatever.


      • Mr Goggins or Mrs Grimble, do you have any actual proof of these assertions? (links to conspiraloon land don’t count, btw, so spare me the bother).

  3. when the establishment is lliterally crawling with paedos, its pretty fair to dig deep into circumstantial links and offer hypothesis. that enquiry has been a joke and the satanic ritual abuse saga smacks of a massive cover up as well. david icke is just another establishment tool to discredit genuine research and the timing of his publicity fits right into the satanic ritual abuse era. just because the discovery channel, private eye, the bbc or yougov investigates something and decides there is nothing to see here doesnt make it so. the lies sold to the public by the establishment are complex, massive and endless. just five minutes researching holocaust revisionism will tell you that. have a look before theresa may filters it out in the name of fighting islamic extremism they have been fostering for the last century.

    • FACT: After three decades of millions of ardent, obsessive fundamentalists searching world-wide for cases of Satanic Ritual Child Abuse which they earnestly believe exists there has not been even ONE case discovered. Not one. There have been thousands of FALSE cases named and persued but not one which actually proves or illustrates SRA. Despite millions of column inches by the press and trillions of hours of broadcast coverage not one child has ever been sacrificed for Satanism anywhere in the world. Yet people like ‘Si’ are always ready to justify further false allegations against people, alive or dead, to bolster beliefs which have absolutely no basis in reality.

      “There was once a time when I naively believed that if you presented a certain amount of logic and common sense to these people you could change their minds, wnat I discovered is that there is nothing you can say, there’s no amount of common sense, logic or investigation you can use, no matter what you come up with they have an alternative explanation that is consistent with their belief in this conspiracy”

      Kenneth Lannmg FBI specialist in Violent Crime who wrote the bureaux‘s Guide to investigating Allegations of Ritual Abuse, January 1992, Interviewed in Antony Thomas’s ‘In Satan‘s Name’, Discovery Channel, Oct 1997.

      You can watch Lanning’s interview and view other extracts from ‘In Satan’s Name here:

      If you want to see how the SRAmyth has leached into modern politics and is now a danger to democracy read:


  4. the case False Memory Syndrome if very telling. I am no expert on SRA and for all I know, it may not exist. However, when a man and his wife set up a foundation to protect adults accused of sexually abusing their children and lots of parents join, there is something a bit unpleasent going on. peter freyds daughter jennifer has spent two decades providung a thorough academic discourse about repression of sexual abuse and trauma. Presumably she still maintains the accusations against her father and her father still denies them. its his foundation that was instrumental in quashing a number of SRA cases as far as I remember. so this highly questionable foundation and a number of establishment sponsered investigations fair to find any evidence. ok… sure they came to the same conclusion when questions were raised about jimmy savile up until he died and couldnt incriminate anyone else. I have done a lot of research into conspiracyloon stuff over the years and despite there being a great deal of false info out there and establishment pawns like Icke, Alex Jones and Russell Brand and hundreds more who muddy the waters, its clear to me that there is somehing a lot more sinister going on than just human greed as is the popular explanation to all this mess. Satanism could just be another red herring but there is a lot of occult stuff going on for sure. in a world of lies, people should not be so fast to try to discredit these potential victims. have a good day..

    • Ah, the fundie formula of ‘The Reasonable Middle’ appears yet again, to corral wavering voters on Barthsnotes.

      Take another look at ‘Si’s comments.

      “I’m not saying it IS true you understand, just that it MIGHT be.” (No smoke without fire, are you so sure it can’t be true).

      “I am like you, I too dislike the EXTREMISTS who haunt this issue, (make a name list of discredited people we can all agree with so that we become part of the same Set)”

      “As you can see from my writing I am a REASONABLE person and as far as I can see nobody has been able to categorically prove that satanic abuse DOESN’T exist ”

      (Always remembering that it’s logically impossible to prove a negative which is why Si is insinuating and alluding instead of actually giving facts”.

      “There was one UNNAMED case / organsiation / group / accused person / situation where (add DISCREDITED unsubstantiated story here because the type of people ‘Si’ seeks to convert to his views are Right-Brain types who see and remember everything pictorially. Not the Left-Brain types who infuriatingly demand the who, where, why, and when, which disproves such fiction.)

      “There’s something SINISTER/DIABOLICAL/DARK going on” ( Filters in religious types and confirmed Christians like himself )”

      Ending with

      “In a world where your mind is CONFUSED by competing ideas (i.e. you’re ignorant of so many things why not this one?) Si reminds us that “Only a really NASTY person would try to discredit THE VICTIMS.”

      (Direct challenge to sympathetic people tutored by the media and Xism to outpour commiserations on anyone who weeps and gags when telling lies)

      Bearing in mind that in the thousands of false cases already investigated it was the Victim Imposters discovered to have started each scare who have actually provided the firmest evidence that SRA is a Myth.

      And so, having gone to these extreme and cunning lengths to undermine the average reader’s resolve as well as tacitly balancing and challenging every other commentator who disbelieves in SRA in this discussion, it becomes clear that Si is far more emotionally invested in pushing the idea of SRA than he pretends, has a history he is trying to disguise, and is actually a fundamentalist agent provocateur, who will be ready to lie and cheat to do god’s work.

      It’s all vaporous nonsense.
      The SAFF have heard Si’s song for three decades.
      Nothing beats raw facts.
      The facts are that SRA is a myth created by people like Si for their own religious profit and that Thera-quacks have jumped on that bandwagon because it pays.

      Come on Si, PUT UP OR SHUT UP.
      Your opinions are worthless.
      Name names, locations, victims and how a pan-global conspiracy of tens of thousands of satanists could remain consolidated without even ONE person reneging and informing on them in 30 years; and without leaving ANY forensic evidence behind them. No bones, No Bodies, NOTHING.

      Get real.

      “If fifty million people say something foolish, it’s still foolish.”

      John Freedom

  5. at the end of the day, you are a disinfo agent and i would be surprised if you are not payed to do it. jonny freedom… give me a break. your backing up of the holocaust myth is proof enough for someone who has been fighting for truth for thirty years. your wholesale defence of jimmy savile on saff is interesting as a new perspective but without acknowledgement of any of his offences being genuine, it is both mind boggling and worrying. also, the fact you cannot produce one article on that site without backing up the freyds yet you fail to address the issue when i bring it up, instead opting to use the popular antireligious feeling to give you leverage against my assumed christian fundamentalism. i am from england mate, there is barely a christian on this island, yet alone a funamentalist one.

    • I see; the SAFF prints FACTS which can be checked. We challenge complainers like ‘Si’ to undermine the facts. They fail in all instances so instead of them confirming their own ignorance we become a ‘disinformation agent’? A classic example of Cognitive Dissonance!

      The Holocaust is a Myth is it? What did we say Roy?
      Anyone who prints the truth about Martin Luther’s despicable campaign to kill Europe’s Jews is a ‘Zionist’ and even though I’m not Jewish and neither are those who work with me at the SAFF, and even though we’ve been campaigning to show how the fundies vandalise our society for over three decades we are accused of using ‘popular anti-religious feeling’ to convince others of how lunatic the fundies are.

      Lastly the idiot Si claims that ‘there’s barely a Christian fundamentalist on this Island’, when there’s over 5,000 groups listed in the index of the Christian Handbook! Ignorance we can forgive. Downright lies we do not.

      John Freedom

  6. before you repond, i would like to say i am not really after an argument. assuming i am jumping the gun by accusing you of being a zionist information controller, i would like to offer the cautious hand of friendship as you are obviously pretty well educated in fields i am interested in and i do not wish to pick a fight with someone i could learn from. perhaps we have been drawn to different conclusions due to being right or left brain driven. i have no motivation other than gaining a perception of the world that i think is pretty accurate. i would draw a parallel with pizzagzte and sra. both are either a psyop or have their roots in truth. i was too young to remember sra coverage but i do remember david icke being on the bbc news claiming the queen mum was a lizard. that stuck with me and perhaps was the spark that made me realise there was something very wrong with mainstream sociaty. today, that episode seems to me like a desperate act by the british establishment to cover something up. if you are not a payed member of the zionist stroke establishment perception management operation, i could well believe that correspondance with yourself could help me understand what, roughly it was that the bbc was trying to cover with that lizard story. maybe your slightly entrenched brain could also benefit from a fresh perspective on the whole conspiracyloon scene. if you are just another agent backing up evil for personal gain because you have no concept of a god and so see little consequence in your actions, then feel free to ignore me.

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