Jon Wedger bites off more than he can chew

You’ll recall that ex-Metropolitan Police officer and self-proclaimed whistle-blower Jon Wedger recently expressed his displeasure that we have been asking him awkward questions about some of his claims. As if to drive the point home, he blocked EC on Twitter for daring to question him…and then asked, “Why is Hoaxtead so mean to me?” (or…

Why is Icke attacking SAFF?

When Sabine McNeill received a nine-year sentence for stalking four families and violating a restraining order on six occasions, we predicted fallout as the Satan-hunting conspiraloon world went ape-shit. And lo, we were not disappointed. Barely two weeks after the sentence was handed down, Jamie Busby, a staff author on DavidIcke.com, launched a frontal attack…

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.…

More thoughts on battling irrational beliefs

We have often pointed to the comments section on our blog as a source of intelligent insight and excellent ideas, and the responses to yesterday’s post about attempting to control the spread of toxic conspiracy theories was no exception.  MC Spanner pointed out that SRA claimants bear an uncanny similarity to those who fake illness…

How to stop the satanic panic

Last week we mentioned a conference in Dundee, attended by über-fundamentalist Christians Thomas Dunn and Russ Dizdar. Speakers at that conference included Sarah Nelson, author of Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Radical Approaches, who spoke on the topic of satanic panics. Actually, her topic was titled, “The Myth of the Satanic Panic”. Ironically (or perhaps not), in…