The Devil’s Cleaners – Part 6

I thought I should perhaps wind back a bit and try to fill in some of the “back story” as regards Mr Laverty’s issues with the other co-complainant in R v Laverty, namely the notorious conspiracy theorist Sonia Poulton.  As I have explained previously, I have not met either of them, though I was aware that…

The Devil’s Cleaners – Part 5

Welcome to episode 5 of the Nutterbus Chronicles. I took an extended break from the lunacy over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, to enjoy the festive season and also to preserve my sanity. But it’s a new year, and it’s time to take a deep breath and peer into the abyss once again. So…

False Accusers – time to meet your Waterloo

I was heartened to see a report from Ontario, Canada today, tweeted by a Twitter follower, detailing a decision on January 7 to prosecute a woman who had made a false report of sexual assault to police before Christmas. Kudos to Norfolk County police, who have bitten the bullet and decided to go after her,…

“You’ll be sorry”

The editor of spiked, Brendan O’Neill, had commended an article which I had written over the May Bank Holiday in 2013, about Savile-mania in the UK. Now, an article such as the one I wrote on this occasion doesn’t get tossed off in the space of an hour or so. I find it helps if…

SABINE MCNEILL JAILED

This week, Sabine McNeill was jailed for nine years for her part in a sustained hoax alleging Satanic ritual abuse among certain families in Hampstead, which involved relentless and vicious stalking and online harassment. McNeill was called “an online troll of the worst kind”. The judge called her allegations “scandalous” and said that McNeill was…

SOME THOUGHTS ON THE SUNDAY TIMES’ INTERVIEW OF PAUL GAMBACCINI

I am still en vacances and have only just been able to access this article online. Decca Aitkenhead’s meeting with Gambaccini, reported in the Sunday Times on 23rdDecember, seems to have descended into a contretemps. This has prompted some reflections of my own. What would I have done if I were in Aitkenhead’s shoes? I wouldn’t…