Over the past few weeks we’ve been exploring the links amongst various UK troofers and the Hampstead SRA hoax. We’ve talked about how Abe and Ella contacted Brian Gerrish as soon as they landed in London; how they travelled to Plymouth to see him; how he sent his representative Finn Hagan to interview Child Q; how they attempted to clinch the deal by means of a letter spelling out all the juicy details, and how Gerrish ultimately abandoned them until after the fateful videos had been released online and gone viral.
Gerrish’s abandonment of the case left Abe and Ella in a very sticky spot. They had counted on the support of UK Column to spread the word on their behalf (because: fame and fortune!), so now what should they do?
We’ve noted before that they prevailed upon Abe’s ex-partner’s friend Araya Soma to act as their agent in attempting to attract the attention of Bill Maloney (who they thought might give them an “in” with the mighty David Icke), but Maloney’s people stonewalled Araya, much to her chagrin:
We now know that Maloney and Gerrish were both ignoring Abe and Ella for good reason: Maloney had passed the “Gerrish letter” on to his friend, ex-cop Jonathan Wedger, who had probably told them that this case was poison. However, Abe and Ella didn’t know that.
All they knew is that they had taken the children to Morocco as agreed with Sabine and Belinda. They had interrogated the children relentlessly, beating them, pouring water on them, burning them, starving them, waking them in the middle of the night for “questioning sessions”, until they finally said what Abe and Ella wanted: that their father was the leader of a “strange culture” centred on their school, and including pretty well everybody Abe and Ella had ever disliked in Hampstead.
And now, the children had been removed by the police, and Gerrish and Maloney were ignoring their entreaties.
Who else could they speak to, who might help them spread the word about the amazing story they had concocted?
Enter Ray Savage
We first saw Ray Savage, who introduced himself as an ex-police officer, at one of the rallies outside Christ Church in Hampstead. With an air of complete self-confidence, he stated, “Ella and those two children’s case is not unique. I sat with her for three hours, and what she shared was a hundred percent truth”.
A strange assertion—”I sat with her for three hours”—given that by the time the church demonstrations were held, Ella had long since fled the country. For a while we wondered whether he meant he had Skyped with her, but we agreed that most people would have said, “I Skyped with Ella…” rather than “I sat with her”, which seems to imply proximity.
If Savage did “sit with” Ella, it would almost certainly have been after Gerrish and Maloney were well out of the picture, for one simple reason: Ray Savage was in Gerrish’s bad books in 2014, as a result of his freeman on the land-inspired plan for “the re-set” (non-capitalisation intentional).
In a June 2014 article titled “Reset: The Savage Destruction of our Constitution“, a UK Column writer refers to Savage’s “re-set” idea as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”:
Almost exactly four years following David Miliband’s call for a “reset referendum”, Episode 21 of Clive de Carle’s Health Revolution programme was hijacked by ex-policeman Ray Savage. Clive had planned to have a guest on his programme to speak about a conference he was speaking at. Instead of speaking about the conference, Mr Savage chose to announce a new constitutional campaign called “the Reset”. This came as a complete surprise to both Clive and the production team at the UK Column.
Mr Savage informed the viewing audience that:
– There will be a constitutional reset.
– This reset would be facilitated through referenda held at the parish level.
More or less the suggestion proposed by David Miliband. In addition Mr Savage suggested replacing Britain’s complex tax regime with a bank transaction tax, and that the money so raised could be used to offer everyone in the country a “living wage” of £7500 per year. This was “the hook”.
But then came the barb. Mr Savage explained that he and his colleagues “have discussed this idea (Constitutional re-set) with many groups countrywide who were broadly in support of this approach. One group we spoke to were a group of environmentalists at the London School of Economics.”
That’s the same London School of Economics which has long been a hotbed of Miliband Fabian Marxism.
And various warnings were posted to UK Column followers: ignore Ray Savage, he’s a dangerous sell-out:
So if Gerrish didn’t recommend Savage to Ella, who did?
We can think of a number of possibilities, but we must emphasise that these are extremely tentative and lacking in evidence. However, as a journalist friend of ours says, “interesting if true; interesting anyway”. So here are our top guesses:
The HoaxGirl hypothesis
As we pointed out yesterday, Ray Savage did make the trip to Aouchtam, Morocco, in spring 2014 to observe HoaxGirl’s team’s endless and ultimately pointless fiddling with her fraudulent magical energy machine.
We also know that Abe and Ella were in Morocco in August 2014, by which time HoaxGirl and her entourage had moved the operation out of Aouchtam, but were still in Morocco.
A tantalising hypothesis is that Abe, Ella, and the children either stayed with or visited HoaxGirl at some point in their Moroccan sojourn. If that could be proven, then it would be plausible to suggest that HoaxGirl might have suggested they contact her friend Randy…er, Ray, who by that time was back at his farm in Sussex.
It’s a fun thought, but keep in mind that Morocco is a largish country, and we have no evidence connecting Abe and Ella with HoaxGirl.
The Tony Farrell hypothesis
A somewhat more plausible guess is that in casting about for someone to take Gerrish’s place as spokes-thingy in chief for the hoax, Belinda might have suggested Tony Farrell.
We know that Belinda was involved in promoting the Charles Seven case, as was Farrell, and an intriguing bit of info from Mark Windows’ Land of the Free blog puts Farrell and Savage together:
I did warn my fellow workers at TPV that people aligned with Tony Farrell and the woman who calls herself Charles Seven would one day come into TPV and try to attach David Icke and the station to the story. They did turn up, while I was on air.
Those attending with the woman known as Charles Seven were Tahra Ahmed (probably a fake name) and someone called Ray Savage who is another “ex police” who turns up at anything from New Age ceremonies to UFO conferences. They later maintained they had a “productive” meeting with David which was of course untrue.
Would Farrell have sent Ella to see Savage, or vice versa? Again, it’s possible, but nothing we have found can positively confirm that this is the case.
For now, we must continue doing what we’ve always done: keep our eyes open and our ears to the ground. Eventually, all the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place, but for now it seems quite fair to say that Abe and Ella’s original plan to publicise the children’s allegations fell apart, and Ray Savage was part of their desperate attempt to pull it back together.