Duncroft/Savile

Ritual Humiliation and ‘Mini’ Clifford.

Empty vessels aren’t the only ones that make a lot of noise; a broken one can fair ring down the ages too. It doesn’t require great skill to smash a pottery vessel, but breaking up the resulting shards of clay is near impossible, as the ancient Romans Greeks!, and many an archaeologist, has discovered. The Romans Greeks […]

March 19, 2014

Left Foot in the Circle…

One of the more curious aspects of the silence maintained by the vociferous voices we now hear shouting about Governmental inactivity and  suppression of ‘facts’ to the detriment of ‘vulnerable victims’, is the preponderance of them that appear to align themselves with the politics of previous incumbents – those 13 long years of Labour rule. […]

March 15, 2014

“Forgive Us Our Press Passes”.

100 Years ago, the daily circulation of The Times was around 5,000. Today it is nearer the 400,000 mark. You might imagine that the ‘product’ was doing something right – it was once, but today the readers are sadly disillusioned. The ‘Thunderer’ has become the ‘Whimperer’ in the hands of spiky haired young men in […]

March 14, 2014

An explanation regarding the issue of anonymity and civil claims against the Savile estate.

The Trust and beneficiaries came into conflict with Natwest in its role as executor and personal representative of the Savile.  In particular the Trust – which was named in the will as the residual beneficiary of the estate and would have included intended bequests to charities such as Help for Heroes object to the way […]

March 12, 2014

National Westminster Bank plc v. Lucas & ors.

Mr Justice Scales judgment in the case brought by the ‘Savile’ charities against the National Westminster Bank has just been published. Of particular note is the following sentence: In the event, to meet these concerns, the PI Claimants, the Third Party Defendants and the Bank agreed that clause 4 of the Scheme should be modified […]

March 11, 2014

Exposure: Retrophiles (Spoof)

March 11, 2014

“As good be hang’d for an old sheep as a young lamb”?

The new breed of righteous ‘paedophile hunters’ are not a tribe exclusive to the UK. I suspect they were introduced to the native population like grey squirrels – possibly from Australia, where they are even more prolific than in the US if that is possible. Yesterday, one of the better known, Derryn Hinch, was released […]

March 8, 2014

Whither the NSPCC in ten years time?

In the autumn of last year, a memo was leaked to The Times newspaper, written by the RSPCA’s deputy chairman, Paul Draycott, which discussed the charity’s aims for ‘ten years hence’. It reminded me of the RSPCA’s remarkable powers, based on the 2006 Animal Welfare Act, to mount prosecutions instead of the Crown Prosecution Service, and […]

March 5, 2014

“Nineteen and a big Doughnut…..”

Morning folks! Back from my hols, and fully refreshed, so it is back to work. A lot has happened over the past week, and I have been busy researching in England. Let me fill in that doughnut ‘hole’. The High Court case has taken place – and the outcome was not exactly as portrayed in the […]

March 5, 2014

‘Reflections on Savile at Duncroft’

‘Reflections on Savile at Duncroft’ Edinburgh ESRC Project Securing a data set on allegations of sexual abuse made against  the former disc jockey, Jimmy Savile This project aims to secure data that might otherwise be lost, relating to allegations made against the former DJ, Jimmy Savile. The initiative for the project came from a lawyer […]

February 25, 2014