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…

Fay & Maloney: Lies versus reality

Yesterday we looked into part of Thursday’s hearing at the ongoing Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), in which Commander Neil Jerome of the Metropolitan Police Service described the 1982 raid on the Elm Guest House. The raid came about as a result of an anonymous tip alerting police to the presence of a…

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…

Taylor’s latest self-promotion scheme

A few days ago, during one of Andy Devine’s interminable Facebook live-streamed videos, one of our readers noted that a recent subject of this blog, Matt Taylor, seemed more than usually annoyed with us. In the streamed comments, he wrote: Trust me, it is war between me and Hoaxtead Research. I’m making it my mission…

Bearing false witness

Since Sabine McNeill received a nine-year sentence following conviction on four charges of stalking and six charges of violating a restraining order, public interest in the Hampstead SRA hoax has surged. Writing in the Times yesterday, David Aaronovitch cited the Hampstead case as part of a disturbing trend toward false allegations of sexual abuse. He…

Weaponising lies: Brittan’s accusers went on to smear Sir Cliff

Many of our readers will no doubt have read yesterday’s Mail on Sunday article about Mark Williams-Thomas, described as a “self-promoting TV detective” who seems to take delight in “exposing” VIP sex abusers, most of whom have never been charged, let alone convicted. Following the success of the 2012 ITV documentary in which Williams-Thomas revealed…

Greetings from Gaggle Rock

We noted a few days ago that Angela Power-Disney has beetled off to her bolt-hole in Lanzarote, as predicted. On Thursday she tried to send out a video update, but apparently was unable to master the whole “turn the sound on” thing. Not a huge loss, one might think, but Angela is nothing if not…