Some Notes on Tom Watson, the Daily Mail, and Leon Brittan

From the Daily Mail: Leon Brittan’s brother has demanded an apology from Labour deputy leader Tom Watson for making ‘unfounded’ sex crime allegations about the former Home Secretary. Sir Samuel Brittan, 83, called on Mr Watson to say sorry directly to his sister-in-law, Lady Brittan, for accusing her late husband of rape and child abuse. …Days […]

Bishop Peter Ball and Failures to Tackle Manipulative Abuse in the Church of England

From the Church Times: Bishop [Peter] Ball, aged 83, was jailed after a hearing at the Old Bailey by the Hon. Mr Justice Wilkie on Wednes­day after pleading guilty last month to two charges of indecent assault against two boys in their teens in the 1980s, and also a charge of mis­conduct in public office (News, […]

Panorama Defies Police “Concerns” To Investigate VIP Abuse Claims

Another lengthy statement from the Metropolitan Police: The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has serious concerns about the impact of [BBC Panorama] on its investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse and homicide, on the witnesses involved, and on the willingness of victims of abuse to come forward to police. We have warned previously about the risks of […]

Exaro Unleashes Attacks on BBC Panorama

As the BBC’s current affairs programme Panorama prepares to broadcast a critical documentary on lurid and sensational allegations of a murderous “Westminster Paedophile Ring” supposedly operating from the 1970s to the 1990s, Exaro News, which has staked its credibility on the claims, has, as ever, decided to get its retaliation in first, with a series of increasingly vicious denunciations and […]

Daily Mail Returns to Leon Brittan and “Jane” as VIP Abuse Claims Come Under Scrutiny

From the Daily Mail: Woman who falsely accused Lord Brittan of raping her is a Labour activist who admitted hating the Tories A woman who falsely claimed Leon Brittan raped her in 1967 is a veteran Labour activist with mental health problems. …Scotland Yard exonerated him five months after his death following a drawn out inquiry. […]

Conservative Party Faces Bullying Controversies

From Breitbart London (emphases added): Former Conservative Party candidate Mark Clarke has been named as the “man at the heart” of bullying allegations made by the 21-year-old Tory activist Elliott Johnson, who is believed to have taken his own life on the night of September 15th 2015, as first reported by Breitbart London. …Another e-mail seen by […]

Guardian Says Culture of Child Abuse “Persists” in US Catholicism

This is a couple of weeks old, but I’ve just seen it and it ought to be commented on. From the Guardian: Ongoing child sex abuse in Catholic church casts shadow on pope’s US visit For decades, the locker rooms at Chaminade College Preparatory School in St Louis were a place of terror for several students […]

David Cameron, the Pig Story, and the Media: Some Thoughts

I’d be lying if I said that I haven’t been amused by satirical responses to a recent report that Prime Minister David Cameron, while at university, once indulged in a prurient initiation ceremony – or, alternatively, a drunken prank – that involved placing his genitals into the mouth of a severed pig’s head. There has also […]

Metropolitan Police Operation Midland Statement: Some Concerns

A (somewhat turgid) statement from the Metropolitan Police: The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) recognises the media’s and the public’s interest in its historic child abuse investigations, and in particular, in Operation Midland. The focus of this investigation is on allegations of the homicide of three young boys. There are also allegations of sexual abuse but […]

“VIP Child Sex and Murder” Accusers Profiled

“As a sign of respect (they said) I had to wear a poppy. So they would pin one directly to my chest and hurt me badly” The Daily Mail and the Sunday Telegraph have published remarkable background pieces on “Nick” and “Darren”, the two anonymous “VIP child sex and murder” accusers who for the best part of the last […]