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…

Tom Dunn: Following Angie in all things

Saturday was Thomas Dunn’s birthday. By sheer coincidence it was also Adolf Hitler’s natal day, but of course that has nothing to do with Dunn. Err, not much to do with him. Dunn celebrated the day by gorging himself on his favourite breakfast comestibles, then taking to his bed to deliver a few “seig heils”…

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…

Alex Jones claims ‘psychosis’ made him lie about Sandy Hook

A perennial discussion point in Hoaxtead Research’s comments section for the past four years has been the “mad versus bad” debate: are those who promote the Hampstead SRA hoax motivated by mental illness, malevolent intent, or some combination of the two? Yesterday we learned that U.S.-based high-profile conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has plumped for the…

Is Wedger really meeting the Archbishop of Canterbury?

We were startled a couple of days ago when ex-Metropolitan Police officer and self-proclaimed “whistle-blower” Jon Wedger announced in his typically modest and unassuming way that he had been invited to a meeting with no less a personage than the Archbishop of Canterbury. He placed this notice on Twitter: No mistake about it, that’s the…

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…