Jon Wedger Speaks at Democrats and Veterans Party Conference

Implies Mike Penning MP was “removed from post” as minister for supporting him

Introduced by conspiracy theorist Belinda McKenzie

The fringe-right Democrats and Veterans Party has uploaded several videos of its recent party conference, which took place in Barnsley on 14-15 September: speakers shown include UKIP’s Godfrey Bloom and Bill Etheridge, Sir WIlliam Jaffray (misspelt as “William Jaffrey”) and Jon Wedger, a former police officer who styles himself as a “whistleblower” and who claims to have been persecuted and forced out of his job for attempting to expose VIP paedophile conspiracies.

Also present, although only visible for a moment as she introduced Wedger onto the stage, was Belinda McKenzie, David Shayler’s former landlady and a well-known figure in conspiracy theorist circles ranging from 9/11 Truth activism through to the notorious Hampstead Satanism hoax. Wedger’s appearance followed an interview he gave to the DVP’s John Rees-Evans in June on “How we fight paedophilia in Britain”.

Wedger told the conference that senior officers had repeatedly warned him off exposing child exploitation while he was working in the Metropolitan Police’s Vice Squad, and that on several occasions there have been attempts to have him arrested and imprisoned on false charges. He also claimed that when he went to the Home Office with evidence, his paperwork was “seized” and they afterwards denied having had any contact with him, while the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) went to a judicial review in order to exclude him from core participant status.

Wedger further stated that a “Minister for Policing and Crime” had been “removed from his post” after supporting him – this is clearly a reference to Mike Penning, the MP for Hemel Hempstead, who was Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice from 2014 to 2016 – Penning published a statement in support of Wedger earlier this year, in which he stated that he has “supported him since day one for both exposing the horrendous child prostitution case that he believes was being covered up and also for his apparent appalling treatment since becoming a police whistleblower”. However, Penning has never implied that there was anything sinister about his being moved to Armed Forces Minister in the July 2016 government reshuffle, or his loss of ministerial duties after the 2017 general election.

It is also worth noting what Wedger didn’t say: in particular, he did not refer to his long-term close association with Bill Maloney, an activist known for extravagant allegations of sex abuse, child murder and Satanism against politicians. Wedger has been urged to reconsider his links with Maloney by the former pop-singer Brian Harvey, who presented as evidence a video in which Maloney appears to coax and bully a vulnerable man into making abuse allegations. Wedger, however, has rebuffed these attempts, claiming that they amount to “trolling” against him.

I discussed the Democrats and Veterans Party in my previous blog entry, in relation to its role in a “Brexit Alliance” alongside other groups that included the People’s Revolution Party. This latter party identifies strongly with the American “QAnon” conspiracy theory.

UPDATE: A newer upload shows that McKenzie also gave a speech, in which she referred to such esoteric mysteries as the Nephilim “mixing their genes with ours”, and explained the significance of “the umbilic region of the brain”. Hoaxtead provides a transcript here.