Brees, your slip is showing

Back in the day, EC had a number of friends who were journalists. They didn’t call themselves that—they called themselves hacks, and when plied with a drink or three they could be extremely entertaining company. One in particular regaled his audiences with tales of his early career at a one of the big-city rags which…

Wedger’s lies: ‘Foxy’ appealed sentence, was denied

Yesterday, we delved into ex-Metropolitan Police officer Jon Wedger’s false allegation that his attempts to bring a case of child trafficking to light had been suppressed by his superior officers. We identified the offender in the case, a woman named Fiona Walsh, and demonstrated that, far from the case being covered up, it had been…

Wedger’s ‘Foxy’ story: Not the cover-up he claims

More than a year ago, this blog published a post in which we questioned the veracity of some of the tales told by former Metropolitan Police officer Jon Wedger. In particular, we wondered about his story of a woman nicknamed “Foxy”, who he claimed was grooming and trafficking teen-aged girls. This woman, Wedger stated, was…

IICSA unravels Chris Fay’s lies

We have been watching with some interest as the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) began its Westminster hearings on so-called VIP child sexual abuse this week. In particular, yesterday’s topics—which included the Elm Guest House, Chris Fay, and the “Mary Moss List”—have all been long-time favourite discussion points for those who would like…

Arson confirmed in ‘Pizzagate’ restaurant fire

The fire which broke out Wednesday evening at Comet Ping Pong, the Washington restaurant made famous by online conspiracy theorists in 2016, has been confirmed as arson, according to police and fire officials. Staff extinguished the fire before fire engines arrived, but subsequent investigation revealed “a box of matches and an open, partially full plastic…

That time Belinda tried to arrest a judge

Last week we published a report by a Hoaxtead Research reader who attended Belinda McKenzie’s trial for contempt of court. It was this person’s observations about Belinda’s lawyer, Tom Davidson, and Belinda’s own statements, which set off our concerns about Belinda’s current employment—paid or otherwise—as Chambers Manager at a London law chambers. This week, our Intrepid…

Fact-checking Jon Wedger

When we first began listening to Jonathan Wedger’s stories of life as a cop in the rough underbelly of London, we noticed a few clangers, but given his apparent earnest sincerity we were inclined to think that perhaps he was just confusing a few small details, which would iron themselves out. However, as his relentless…