Robert Green has died

Reports from a number of his online friends confirmed yesterday morning that Robert Green had died the previous night. We were aware that Green had been in hospital suffering from cancer, and so the news did not come as a complete surprise. Green may have been best known for his role in aggressively promoting the…

Operation Conifer and the ‘Michelle Remembers’ connection

In the wake of yesterday’s news about Mike Veale’s resignation as chief constable in Cleveland, we had occasion to browse through some of the older news coverage about Veale and the ill-conceived Project Conifer, conducted while he was chief constable in Wiltshire. In a Mail on Sunday article on 29 November 2016, Home Affairs editor Martin Beckford…

Mike Veale resigns following allegations of serious misconduct

We learned yesterday that Mike Veale, chief constable of the Cleveland Police, resigned on Friday after less than a year in the post. The Telegraph reports that he is facing an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), following allegations by two female officers that he had engaged in “inappropriate behaviour” toward them.…

Justice denied: False CSA claims rob survivors

An issue we’ve tried to hammer home again and again on this blog is that when people use the issue of child sexual abuse to further their own agenda, it hurts real survivors. We’ve made the point that dramatising imaginary “Satanic ritual abuse” cases rather than focussing on the very real and much more mundane…

Mike Veale’s smashed phone: What does it mean?

From our “Better Late than Never” department…. We note that the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC, formerly IPCC) recently published its findings that Cleveland Chief Constable Mike Veale, who headed the ill-fated investigation into historical allegations of child sexual abuse against Sir Edward Heath, “has a case to answer for alleged misconduct for providing and maintaining…

Dr Joan Coleman and the RAINS Grudge List

Earlier this week, it was brought to our attention that Dr Joan Coleman, one of the co-founders of RAINS (Ritual Abuse Information Network and Support), had died on 6 July. Writing on DavidIcke.com (because where else?), none other than Sycophant in Chief Robert Green eulogised Dr Coleman, and threw in a few kind words for…

College of Policing recommends the end of ‘automatic belief’

We haven’t discussed the shambolic dog’s breakfast that was Operation Midland much on this blog, mostly because while it ran more or less in parallel with the Hampstead SRA hoax, its impact on this case was somewhat peripheral. Many of our UK readers will remember, though, Det Supt Kenny McDonald’s infamous announcement about “Nick”, the…