Over the weekend we published a post in which we discussed the activities of Ian Josephs, hailed by Belinda McKenzie and Sabine McNeill as the ‘veteran of all McKenzie friends’.
Ian is known for promoting the false and damaging rhetoric of ‘child-snatching’ social workers, who he claims reap a tidy profit from destroying happy families and selling infants to eager adoptive parents. He takes credit for coining the phrase ‘forced adoption’ (rather than the less-inflammatory ‘adoption without parental consent’). But above all, he is notorious for his activities in assisting pregnant women, whose children are deemed at risk of abuse, in fleeing the UK for countries where they may be able to keep their babies.
It didn’t take long for Ian to discover our post. He began inundating it with commentary, primarily long, barely readable diatribes on how we were either misunderstanding or misrepresenting his actions and intentions.
We don’t want to get into a rehash of the ensuing discussion, which you can read for yourself on the actual post (linked above). However, a couple of Ian’s statements were quite unexpected, so we decided to share them here.
Commenter JW asked an important question: “Do you support Sabine McNeill and Belinda McKenzie in all of their activities and beliefs?”
To our surprise, Ian answered, “I do not know all their activities and beliefs so cannot support them all the way….”
In the same vein, JW said,
[S]urely you will have seen enough to question in your own mind their activities and ethics….Perhaps a look at the findings of the Judge in the Hampstead matter that started this blog would raise questions with regards the conduct of SM and BM with regards the publication of the children’s details and the lack of respect for the Court.
Here’s Ian’s answer:
“I work alone and cannot answer for others like Sabine or Belinda….I disagree with them on the Hampstead case….I feel no guilt for admiring a lot of things that these ladies do but not everything”.
We wonder how Belinda and Sabine will take the news that their guru of child-snatching/forced adoptions disagrees with them on the Hampstead case, which they’ve both described as pivotal, the most important case ever?
Or that he feels he “cannot support them all the way” in their actions and beliefs?
Given the reverence in which Belinda and Sabine seem to hold Ian Josephs and all he stands for, we’re sure it will come as a bit of a shock. Break out the smelling salts.