We noticed earlier this week that Belinda McKenzie, one of the prime forces behind the Hampstead “Satanic Ritual Abuse” hoax, had changed her Facebook profile photo. Hardly an earth-shattering observation, but we did wonder why she’d seemingly taken a step back in time, to the good old days when she and Robert Green were running the Hollie Greig hoax in Scotland.
Things became only slightly clearer when we read the note accompanying the change in Facebook photos: Ah, now things began to fall into place.
The timing of Belinda’s switcheroo is most interesting. Having served his purpose…er, his time, Robert Green seems to have now embarked in a new direction: cosying up to the Wiltshire Police in order to support allegations of child sexual abuse against former prime minister Edward Heath.
And there’s Belinda right beside him, having adopted a new slogan: “PROTECT CHILDREN & SAVE MONEY!” Because who doesn’t want to protect children and save a few quid here and there?
Robert Green turns police informant?
Richard Bartholomew of the excellent Barth’s Notes blog has been doing yeoman’s duty lately, providing in-depth coverage of Operation Conifer in general and the Heath allegations in particular. We would strongly recommend that you take a look over there for the full picture, but we’ll try to provide a brief summary here as well.
In late September, the Sunday Times revealed that Robert Green had been providing Chief Constable Mike Veale of the Wiltshire Police with information relating to allegations of child sex abuse against Ted Heath.
Barth’s Notes quoted the ST in a post dated 29 September:
Mike Veale… emailed Robert Green, of Warrington, two weeks ago in response to an email Green had sent him. Veale wrote: “As ever thank you Robert.”
The words suggest the pair had communicated previously and will cast fresh doubt on the evidence that Veale’s force has gathered.
…Green is an activist closely involved with fraudulence [sic] allegations in Scotland in the so-called Hollie Greig case, in which claims that a girl with Down’s syndrome had been abused were found to be false. He was jailed for 12 months in 2012 for harassment.
As it turns out, while the ST did not clarify this, Mr Veale was thanking Mr Green “for an email in which he expressed his glee at the Mail on Sunday‘s front-page splash about how Operation Conifer’s findings were to be passed on to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Green’s email and Veale’s reply were published on a Hollie Greig conspiracy website”. (Again, you’ll find further coverage of the Mail on Sunday‘s article on Barth’s Notes.)
It seems that Mr Green was less than delighted with the ST coverage, claiming that it was defamatory and portrayed him as a loon. However, he has confirmed that he has been in “regular contact” with Mr Veale, and has stated that he believes that Ted Heath was involved in Satanic ritual abuse against children. Hands up, everyone who’s even a little bit surprised.
Mr Green has launched his own publicity campaign via the Troofer Media. In an open letter on DavidIcke.com, he wrote:
The information that I forwarded to Chief Constable Veale was not researched by me at all, but I was merely relaying matters pertinent to the investigation produced by an expert of impeccable reputation, which, I`m sure you will agree, changes the whole perspective of the article. I have never had any contact with any of those who have complained about Sir Edward.
Mr Green also did the obligatory stint on the Richie Allen Show, and said that his “expert of impeccable reputation” is “perhaps a little old and frail and can’t deal with these things as well as she might have done “. Hmm.
Mystery informant identified
On 5 October, someone from the “HollieGreigJustice” website posted a letter, seemingly penned by Mr Green, in the comments section on Barth’s Notes:
Now that Chief Constable Mike Veale has published his report on Operation Conifer, with his customary display of dignity, professionalism and clarity, it may be an appropriate time for me to disclose some details of my limited involvement in the investigation.
As readers may be aware, the Chief Constable and I were recently subjected to a nasty, poorly-researched and inaccurate attack by the Heath-supporting Sunday Times. It included a cowardly and baseless smear against the evidence of Hollie Greig, undeniably a brave victim of multiple sexual abuse.
Despite being furnished with all the independent expert and police evidence fully supporting Hollie.the SIt was thus gutter journalism of the lowest kind.
I suspected that I was included in the attack, which was primarily aimed at undermining the gallant Chief Constable, because of the quality of the evidence that I had been able to relay to him, during the course of our correspondence.
This is how it all came about.
Over seven years ago, following the publicity surrounding the unlawful arrest and imprisonment I suffered in Aberdeen over Hollie`s case, I was invited to meet Dr Joan Coleman, a specialist in the field of child and ritual sexual abuse of impeccable reputation. Amongst other details, including some relating to Jimmy Savile and Cyril Smith, she offered some evidence about Sir Edward Heath. Although I was naturally not party to any depth of information, I did learn that evidence against Sir Edward had been provided by no fewer than five witnesses, all of them totally independent of each other.
I can say that due to the consistency of aspects of the content of the various statements, it would be impossible to deny that such evidence must be wholly credible.
Now, here in October 2017, it is interesting to recall that had I not been snatched from an Aberdeen street in February 2010, it is possible to imagine that such valuable evidence would never have seen the light of day.
In the meantime, I do ask readers to continue their support for Chief Constable Mike Veale and his team, who will have done much to restore public confidence in the police`s determination to investigate serious allegations of sexual crimes against children, without fear or favour.
Who is Dr Joan Coleman when she’s at home?
According to HR commenter Justin Sanity,
According to Coleman herself, writing in “Satanic Cult Practices”, published in Valerie Sinason’s book “Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse”, 1994, (and repeated pretty much verbatim by RAINS group historian Sandra Buck: “The RAINS Network in the UK”, published in “Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century”, 2008), RAINS was founded by Joan Coleman, Eileen Reeves, Christine Johnson and Judith Dawson in 1989.
This organisation was founded in 1989 to counteract the growing resistance to the Satanic panic which was running rampant at the time. The founders of RAINS were true believers in the dogma of “Satanic ritual abuse”, and took it upon themselves to try to obtain funds in order to convince mental health professionals, police, and the government that SRA was the primary risk to children in the UK.
That’s an interesting interpretation of RAINS’ initial/original purpose, but the founders themselves have never stated that as far as I know. The way Coleman & Sandra Buck tell the story, neither they nor the child protection professionals they set out to assist, with RAINS as an information resource, had the faintest clue about SRA or anything related to it, at that time. They claim, that they came together to help each other “make sense” of totally mystifying “signs & symptoms” being acted out by children in their care or in their communities.
You are certainly correct in believing that they must have had more knowledge about the Satanic Panic underway in the US (North America) since 1985 or so, than they have ever been willing to publicly admit. People working in such fields, in the UK, could not possibly have remained ignorant of the massive news coverage about cases like McMartin, nor the obsessive discussion of SRA issues on American daytime TV, nor the promotion of SRA mythology within American psychiatry, social work, and child protection fields. I tend to believe, as Coleman et al suggest, that they intended to be the ones driving & controlling whatever SRA bus might subsequently manifest in the UK – and I think their subsequent notoriety bears that out.
A great deal of information on RAINS may be found on the SAFF website.
To review, then…
Robert Green, late of the Hollie Greig hoax, has been feeding the chief constable of the Wiltshire Police, Mike Veale, “information” regarding former prime minister Edward Heath’s alleged involvement in “Satanic ritual abuse”. Not “evidence”, mind you. Just “information”, such as one might gain over a pint or three of a Saturday evening.
Mr Green’s informant in this matter is Dr Joan Coleman, who has spent the past 30 or so years claiming that SRA is a thing, and, via the organisation she co-founded, campaigning vigorously to have it accepted. Oh, and slandering and harassing various and sundry innocent people along the way.
And, never one to be left behind when there’s a potentially lucrative hobbyhorse to be ridden, here comes Belinda McKenzie, standing proudly alongside Mr Green, ready to begin her next campaign of slander and defamation. Look out world!
Original posted amended to include clarification and corrections by Justin Sanity. Many thanks, Justin!