IICSA: Why Wedger but not Sabine?

Private Eye‘s recent coverage of Jon Wedger’s “core participant” status at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has not only cast a harsh glare on the wanna-be whistleblower’s recent prevarications, but may have added a layer of complexity to Sabine McNeill’s 2016 invitation to speak to the IICSA’s Truth Project. On 2 May,…

Mr Wedger, time for your fact check

Yesterday we shared a Facebook video from ex-Met police officer Jon Wedger, who made a number of claims in it regarding his recent appointment as a core participant in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). Since that post was published, we’ve received information from several sources, debunking nearly everything Wedger stated in his…

Wedger reacts to IICSA status

Almost as though he anticipated that some people might be less than delighted at his having been granted core participant status at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, on Friday ex-DC Jon Wedger and his publicist Anna Brees threw together a Facebook video on the subject. Standing in a wooded area west of London,…

IICSA accepts Wedger as core participant

In a surprising turn of events yesterday, self-styled whistleblower and ex-MET police officer Jonathan Wedger was granted “core participant” status by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. This decision appears to reverse a Notice of Determination issued in October 2018, which read in part: An application was made on behalf of retired Detective Constable…

Consorting with the ‘other side’

Last evening, EC and Flo Destroyer took part in a two-hour YouTube live-stream with Jason and Ade from “Raconteurs News”. To be honest, EC wasn’t sure what to expect, as this was the same channel that had hosted ex-DC Jon ‘Dodger’ Wedger about a month ago—readers might recall this interview as the one in which…

Brees retaliates against Private Eye journalist

Anna Brees is still smarting from her recent turn of stardom in Private Eye. A few days ago we commented on the Eye‘s story that Brees, a former journalist turned promotional flack for ex-DC Jon Wedger, had confessed to adding a salacious story about Edward Heath to the Brees Media re-issue of Mike Tarraga’s memoir,…

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…

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…

Hoaxtead Research: It’s good to be loathed

It’s been a bit of a standing joke around the Hoaxtead Research water cooler: after nearly four years of reporting the antics of the Hampstead SRA hoax promoters, we’ve grown accustomed to their allegations that this blog is run by your choice of government agency: MI5 MI6 GCHQ CIA EC has lobbied fiercely on behalf…

Wedger & Wong: The SRA agenda

Last week’s Coup that Wasn’t not only provided some much-needed hilarity here at Hoaxtead Research, but took up a great deal of airtime, with the result that we gave short shrift (all right, no shrift at all) to a story which deserved our attention. We refer, of course, to the budding comedy duo of Wedger…