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Waiting for Goddard – Part 263.

The indefatigable Sean O’ Neill Times £ has elicited the information that New Zealander Dame Lowell Goddard, hired to investigate British failure to investigate sexual abuse in British institutions, has so far this year spent a total of 74 working days, or almost 3 months, or £148,000 of taxpayer’s pounds, er, investigating the ‘local scene’ in [...]

Parliament reviews Investigations into Child Sex Abuse.

Lord Lexden, who used to be Alistair Cooke, a fine author and researcher before acquiring his ermine robes, rose to speak in the House of Lords on Friday. He paid homage to Carolyn Hoyle and her team who steered the voices of the ‘other’ victims of the VIP abuse ‘hunt’ – that of the falsely accused [...]

Determinative Labelism.

New Scientist journalist John Hoyland coined the term ‘nominative determinism’ to describe the alchemy by which some people seem to be drawn to their jobs by virtue of their birth name. Though given that most surnames originated from people’s jobs, it has always seemed back to front to me. Hats off to Revd. Randy Vickers [...]

The ‘Voices’ begging to be heard?

Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, Lowell Goddard, attends a rape and sexual abuse centre in Liverpool. Oft’ times, when I am struggling to resolve opposing opinions, I will stare out the window and try to put myself in a similar position, using the nearest approximation I can find in my past [...]

Victims and Survivors.

Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it; so that when Men come to be undeceiv’d, it is too late; the Jest is over, and the Tale has had its Effect… It was 200 years ago when Jonathan Swift wrote those words; nothing has changed, merely the pace and coverage that the falsehood can [...]

Slater & Gordon – ‘Ouch’ edition.

Last April, one of those little noticed tweeks to regulatory matters, brought in by the Government without publicity, was made to the rules surrounding court costs: (1) Orders for costs made against the claimant may be enforced to the full extent of such orders with the permission of the court where the claim is found [...]

Necro-nonce© policing and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.

Every single working day of the past year; every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – and come to that – most Saturdays for good measure, a senior and specially trained police officer of the gender requested by the ‘victim’, will enter a carefully selected suite of rooms, decorated in ‘calming’ hues, with comfortable seating, [...]

Janner and the Henriques Report.

Sir Richard Henriques has produced an exhaustive report describing the minutiae of every decision made in respect of Granville Janner. The main stream Media has reduced those 47 pages to: “Lord Janner: CPS and police were ‘wrong’ not to prosecute earlier, says official report”. Social Media has reduced that headline to: As ever, the colour [...]

Nothing New Under the Sun…

Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. King James Bible Job 11:1 – 20. There is much disquiet in legal circles at the news that Lord Janner will be subjected to a ‘Trial of the Facts’, whilst he is [...]

Discerning Light and Darkness in the Twilight World.

The Twilight World, that chamber of horrors complete with trick mirrors distorting reality, and ghostly shrieks from memories past, that some unfortunate individuals are forced to dwell in towards the end of their days. It is a subject much discussed by the armchair diagnosticians these days with respect to Lord Janner – they are able [...]