Thanks to the kind reader who pointed out this gem to us: Tracey “Gob of the North” Morris is continuing her one-woman campaign to convince the world that Sabine McNeill’s defence team was somehow not up to scratch, and that she was stitched up like the proverbial kipper.
Tracey leads with a startling statement: “Her legal team was told to sit down and shut the fk up and do as they were ordered. They were threatened not to even attempt to appeal….If any legal team attempt to put in an appeal their careers are over….”
As always, Tracey’s information came from an impeccable but anonymous source, who made a few calls to some equally impeccable but anonymous barristers. The London kind, you know, not just any old sort of barristers. These are Barristers in the Know.
Sadly, Tracey seems to be a bit less in the know than she believes. She claims that “from Day 1, [Sabine’s] legal team were never to be trusted”, but seems blissfully unaware that Sabine changed legal teams in midstream, acquiring her barrister only two months before the trial.
Sabine’s problem was not the quality of her legal representation—her barrister did a stellar job, considering—but the fact that her behaviour was essentially indefensible.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, Tracey also knows “exactly how Sabine ended up where she is” (News flash! So do we! And so, we dare say, does Sabine…now).
Tracey also knows “exactly all who was involved in making sure Sabine did NOT have any witnesses for her defence so she could be sent down to die in that shit hole”.
Leaving aside the “sent down to die” hyperbole, let us pause briefly on the question of witnesses for the defence. We’ve tried and tried, but for the life of us we cannot imagine which of Sabine’s various friends and cohorts might have been an appropriate choice as a defence witness.
Belinda McKenzie? Angela Power-Disney? Neelu Berry? Tracy herself? While it’s entertaining to imagine how each of them might have comported themselves in the witness box, it’s a bit difficult to see how they could have helped Sabine’s case in any way.
As for Tracey’s contention that Belinda is aware of the plot to imprison Sabine, but has “likely been threatened herself”, apparently Tracey missed the part of the saga where Belinda was tried and convicted of contempt of court. It’s quite possible that she’s had it up to the gills with Sabine’s trial and the fallout therefrom, and has decided to maintain a discreetly low profile. Belinda is many things, but stupid is not one of them.
And while Tracey berates others for not doing enough to help Sabine, she gives herself a pass:
I won’t get into see her due to them still trying to find a way to gag me in which they are wasting their time anyway.
Translation: two people have already been convicted of contempt of court in this thing, and despite her
gobbyness bravado, Tracey is well aware that she was issued with an injunction in August 2015 which prevents her from saying anything about the Hampstead matter or one of the protected witnesses from Sabine’s trial. While she repeatedly claims that the injunction “isn’t worth the paper it’s written on”, we note that her appearances in London courts have been, shall we say, fleeting.
It’s surprising that Tracey has any time or attention left to worry herself about Sabine’s trial in any case, given that she has her own legal matters to attend to.
According to gharris’ comment on this blog last week,
Noticed on Friday that our recently very quiet hoaxer Tracey Morris is in court this week—again—for driving without a licence while disqualified and taking and driving away a car without the owner’s permission, this was after already being convicted of similar charges last year. Must be tough being a leading campaigner for social justice and all that, while having to take the bus everywhere.
(Pardon our ignorance, but is “taking and driving away a car without the owner’s permission” not the same thing as, well, car theft? Or is there some nuance we’re missing?)
We’ll be interested to know how Tracey fared in court; if it didn’t go well for her, will she claim that the fix was in? Place your bets…