Abe confirms Finnbarr was a scout for UK Column

We were clearing out some old desk drawers yesterday, when we happened upon one of those scraps of information that make you go, “Hmm”. In this case, it’s something we clipped from Twitter last summer, without really knowing how it might fit into the Hampstead SRA timeline, but suspecting that we might have a use…

How ‘Charles Seven’ divided UK truthers

As we hinted in yesterday’s post about Wendy John-Charles*, aka “Charles Seven”, the links in her story run deep within the UK conspiracy community. We mentioned yesterday that Charlotte Ward, aka “Jacqui Farmer”, who had lived at Belinda’s Highgate home for several months, expressed resentment toward Seven, on the grounds that Seven had “aggravated her…

Westminster’s fifth column pushes the ‘Satanic ritual abuse’ myth

Back in 2002, The Telegraph published an interesting article, titled “The people who believe that Satanists might eat your baby”. The article’s author, Damian Thompson, wrote: RITUAL satanic abuse is back. Yesterday, a private meeting at Westminster, chaired by Lord Alton, discussed assaults on children by hooded, chanting Satanists. “You may be aware,” the organisers…

No remorse: Sabine writes from prison

About two weeks ago, a user on the UK Column community discussion board posted the following letter from Sabine McNeill, who is currently serving a nine-year sentence for four counts of stalking and six violations of a restraining order. The letter, apparently written on 3 August, reads: Dear Friends & Supporters, 17 months I’ve survived…

Richie Allen switches sides on Hampstead hoax

Well. Here’s a tweet we never thought we’d see: Richie? Richie Allen? Is that you, lad? The one who gushingly interviewed Sabine McNeill in February 2015 and claimed she was releasing “explosive” news about Satanic ritual abuse in the UK? And didn’t Allen interview Sabine again, a year and a half later? He seemed no…

Updating the FAQ: Promoters of the hoax

In our continuing quest to integrate evidence from Sabine McNeill’s 2018 trial into this blog’s FAQ, yesterday we began to revise and update the page where we introduce those who helped to promote the Hampstead SRA hoax. Today we’ll look at those who became involved prior to the release of the videos on 2 February…

Hampstead SRA hoax timeline, updated (again)

Yes, it’s time for another hoax update timeline, oh huzzah, let the bells ring out. In the four years since Sabine McNeill first released the videos of two children making extraordinary claims about a “cult” run by their father, which included everybody at their school (except their mother), the story of the hoax’s genesis has…