UK Prison Reform Activist Joins Conspiracy Milieu

A heady brew of conspiracy Twitter hashtags from “public speaker and activist” Shaun Attwood:

My latest YouTube video: #epstein #clinton #alexjones #infowars #davidicke #princeandrew #maxwell #illuminati #conspiracy #newworldorder #truecrime #murder #crime #clintonbodycount @davidicke #trump #georgebush

Stories about Attwood regularly appear in British media; described as “the Wolf of Widnes“, he travelled to Arizona as a young man in the 1990s, where he apparently became first a “millionaire stockbroker” and then ran an Ecstasy-importing empire. This brought him into conflict with organised crime, in the form of a rival drug ring run the mobster Sammy Gravano, and he eventually found himself a guest of the Maricopa penal system for six years. While in prison, letters to his family were published online and were a source for exposing the “subhuman” prison conditions imposed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio (1).

On his release, Attwood was deported from the US and settled in Guildford in Surrey. As well as writing true crime books, he is a pundit on issues around prison reform (represented by United Agents), and he gives talks in schools about the dangers of drug dealing.

It’s not clear when exactly Attwood decided to climb aboard the conspiracy bandwagon, but it seems to be a new development. His YouTube channel has 286,000 subscribers, and his recent uploads include interviews with the self-described police whistleblower Jon Wedger (previously blogged here) and none other than David Icke. During his talk with Icke, Attwood wore an “Illuminati” t-shirt, and as expected the main subject of discussion was the supposed existence of Satanic VIP paedophile rings.

No longer dealing in Ecstasy, Attwood has apparently turned to selling the public a cheaper and more toxic thrill – the lazy and self-righteous glow of intellectual and moral superiority that is the reward for those who align with the excesses of the conspiracy milieu and its lurid allegations.

Footnote

1. Arpaio of course is himself a conspiracy theorist, most famously promoting “Birther” claims about Barack Obama, and more recently providing a foreword to a novel co-authored by Steven Seagal about the “Deep State”.

2 Responses

  1. One day one of these desperados may uncover something for themselves instead of jumping on bandwagons after the real media runs a tale. A year ago they’d never heard of Jeffrey Epstein but today they’re all experts when they wouldn’t have a clue what went on. Be tragic if they weren’t so dangerous. Essentially they are bloody lazy. They don’t investigate, they reveal nothing. They surf the net from the safety of their living room and then have the arrogance to claim they are shining a light on something.

  2. Shaun Attwood has gone full conspiritard it would appear. Not satisfied with sat in his studio talking all things conspiracy with David Icke and others he is now hitting the streets.
    His current fascination with the Epstein case has led him out of his studio and to the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell. He is filmed outside the house and bragged in a video about getting a shot of the “infamous white bannister” when a maid opened the door.

    Here is the video of him outside Ghislaine Maxwell’s house.

    https://youtu.be/LA__t2fL8PI

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