Rupert gets a visitor

A few weeks back, Belinda McKenzie made some vague threats about going to Wandsworth Prison to visit her protegé Rupert Quaintance, currently serving a nine-month sentence for Harassment 4. So we were a bit taken aback yesterday to discover that Rupert’s first visitor was not to be Belinda after all. Instead, Rupert’s friend Charlie Veitch…

Legal aid cuts open the door to legal woo pedlars

Since we began delving into the history of those behind the Hampstead “Satanic ritual abuse” hoax in early 2015, we’ve become all too familiar with the questionable behaviour of Sabine McNeill and Belinda McKenzie’s “Association of McKenzie Friends”. This group preys upon desperate “litigants in person” in the family court system. Rather than doing the…

Dr Colin Ross: ‘A well-respected and dangerous fool’

Yesterday, in one of those strangely convoluted online wanders from link to link, we happened across a fascinating, if horrifying, Canadian-made video. It’s an episode of a CBC Television programme called Fifth Estate, and it tackles the thorny topics of “dissociative identity disorder (DID)”, false memories, and medical malpractice. At the heart of the programme…

Elegy for a Raccoon

We had some very sad news yesterday. It was announced, by a friend close to the family, that blogger Anna Raccoon had died peacefully, very early on Thursday morning. Anna, whose real name was Susanne Cameron-Blackie, had been extremely ill with cancer for some time, but had borne it with exceptional grace. And she didn’t…