Sunday, 19 February 2017

Ted Heath

I no longer have to explain HOW, Sir Jimmy was stitched up. The mail on Sunday and their chums have done it for me, with just one headline

That was published online last night and by this morning 

 Goodness gracious -  a 'police chief' is 'convinced the allegations are "120% genuine", or, so 'the mail on Sunday can reveal' 

Problem being, they have revealed nothing of the sort. They have NO direct official quotes from Wiltshire Police - but, of course one has to read the darned thing in order to know that ! I did, but I guess the world's media don't have to bother. Why let your brain get in the way of a good story ? 

One doesn't even need to read the whole thing - just four paragraphs in 

Obviously, someone cannot wait until June 

You see, they have been after Heath for some time. Friends and admirer's of the dead ex-prime minister have put up a semi-spirited defence. But, all such defences now pale into insignificance, why ? Well, because he could drive, that's why !

 'Detectives' ? Note, they do not reveal who these sources are. One can easily confirm whether someone ever held a drivers license - the DVLA could have saved the hack a few minutes research in photo archives but facts are not what these guys are after is it ? 

It goes on and on. We've heard it all before, as I said, I no longer have to bother trying to explain, to someone sensible, how they stitched Jimmy up. 

'Astonishingly' for me, is the fact that everyone appears to accept that Chief Constable Veale has actually said this. No one can have any illusions that Wiltshire Police have an agenda 

 From the independent in December

But, like the responsible blogger I am I thought I'd check with Wiltshire Police myself to see what official statements have or haven't been made. Here's their latest 'update' 

 Of course, the mail on Sunday has form when it comes to crackpot 'leaked confidential' reports.Again, from December 2016

Back to today or October 2012 if you like 

 BUT, and here's a big question folks - will they get away with this. Will enough people buy this bullshit like they did with Savile ? Safety in numbers as they say ! Let's see how many more complainants come forward. In the meantime, allow those of us who give a shit, to speak up for Justice. Justice for ALL, not just ex-prime ministers, but for everyone. And I hate to say I told you so, but I did, didn't I ?

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Shiner's - unhappy people

Miracles happen - dishonest solicitors get caught out. This one's a gem 
 Shiner put innocent men through hell for TEN YEARS 

 Ten years ? That's more than half the time Yewtree's been going on. Now, I'm not going into the history of what wiki refers to as the Iraq Prison abuse scandals - you can read the background - going all the way back to 2003 here

No, my interest in the case lies in the tactics employed by law firms who appear to latch onto what may well be, a perfectly a legitimate public interest story and turn it into something else. A profit-making something else for them, no less !

The tabloid press did what the tabloid press generally do at the first sign of a good story. They didn't get away with it though did they. One famous head rolled fairly quickly 


 Sir Michael had issued the magic words if proven, and, within a day, they were dis-proven. The Press can work fast when it is told to ! 

200 military folk were called to give evidence at the first (?) public inquiry into the allegations in 2013

Was the MOD slow to investigate ? The press public's interest was at an all time high by now. What the hell were these important powerful folks hiding ? The various human rights and public interest lawyers will find out, that's for sure !! 

 This is January 12th 2014 - the original few claims have become hundreds. But the MOD weren't buying it.

The Sheer scale and seriousness of the allegations ...

 The sheer scale and seriousness of the allegations passes the "gravity" threshold to justify an investigation, according to the complaint. It continues "those who bear the greatest responsibility" for alleged war crimes "include individuals at the highest levels" of the British Army and political system. It

Blimey, this is serious ! Some pretty powerful folk are being accused in covering up war crimes. It's no longer just a few expendable soldiers who'd risked their lives fighting in some far-away hell hole. 

And then, it went tits-up for the campaigners and more importantly for me, the lawyers ! 


This is how Leigh Day solicitors still presents itself today online

Represented soldiers and civilians ? Isn't that those in the trade call, a conflict of interest ? But, some one has to stick up for these folk. Even those who are guilty are entitled to a defence 

Sounds a tad familiar does it not guys and gals ? How strange that the argument about numbers, in these cases can be used bth ways. In The Savile case, high numbers denote authenticity, here, it raises suspicions ! Oh well, there's a story to be had out of the real victims now ! LOL, as we say in the trade ! You can always rely on the mail 


Friday, 20 January 2017

It's raining Police Investigations Hydrant, Midland and Yewtree

I should have been able to publish this post yesterday. The reason I didn't was because I got lost in the midst of all these bloody Police 'investigations' on the go since 2012.

I needed to understand exactly what information Henriques was basing his recommendations on. This was his remit

 Sir Bernard (Hogan-Howe) wanted to know what lessons can be learned. In other words, Operation Midland had pushed the envelope just that little bit too far. There had to be an explanation as to why some 'prominent' men were being accused of the unthinkable. Not ALL 'prominent' men mind you, just the really important ones. You see, from the get-go (October 2012) some people accusing the likes of Sir Jimmy Savile, were also pointing the finger at bigger, living, fish 


No, I'm not going into the various strands of various strands of every 'investigation' strand known to God and the Met Police since 2012 (and long before). I'm keeping it simple. For the moment all I need to understand is Operation Hydrant if for no other reason than it is being overseen by Chief Constable Simon Bailey. 

Not sure I recall any Police statements to the effect that any Yewtree 'victim' was being less than honest. Not in 2012/13 anyway.

Read that again. In Operation Fairbank ... the vast majority of 400 complaints were without merit. 

Still trying to keep this simple guys and gals - it's bloody hard work

In other words, people lie or exaggerate or whatever you want to call it depending on which umbrella you happen to be sheltering under ! 

So now we know who Simon Bailey is, we can move on to Henriques various criticisms of him and his team.

 Folks, these are the people who've been running all these expensive and time consuming operations since 2012. Bravo to Henriques for giving some of those accused a voice.

Henriques recommendation 

Background information such as ?

Fill your own blanks in on that one folks. One for me would be the case of a woman who, prior to accusing Savile, accused dozens of other people of similar offences including her own father, a 'prominent' person himself. In case you haven't guess her identity, this is her 

Karin Ward - without whom, there would have been no Yewtree, no Midland, no Hydrant .... blah blah blah

Henriques even goes so far as to suggest the utilisation of a 'checklist' where non-recent cases are concerned 

Taken by surprise in Court - in other words, being expected to answer basis questions such as : How old were you when you met the accused ? Where exactly did the alleged incident take place ? 

The bad old days when - genuine victims were treated very badly and let down by the Justice system. How ironic that victims themselves couldn't care less about the terminology used to describe them. Better a fairly treated 'complainant', than an ignored or manipulated 'victim'. 

How the hell have we been putting up with this since October 2012 ?

Henriques is a bit more subtle than me when it comes to individual's motives or excuses, when it comes to False accusations.

'Investigation' not 'assessment' mind. Not like what they did with Savile. No checklist there - go straight passed GO and collect your compensation while we bag our 'crime' stats.

No Lords or MP's in that court round up. 

Enough for now - keeping it simple. I need a break. Read the Henriques report yourself. It's not that long - I can't do all the work ! 

Oh, I forgot to mention and link this fine blog post the other day. Hats off again to my learned friends who try and keep the rest of us on an even keel