Everyone now knows who The Tory was. No. Everyone now knows that the idea of The Tory is obsolete, as opposed to an open-ended search for more perpetrators. I think it’s worth flagging up this post that ran in the Daily Beast on the same night the Mirror broke the Ted Heath story. The first…Read More eternal #savileweek
What is it that’s changed in the paedophile inquiry? We’re now looking at a triple murder inquiry and the police seem to be taking it deadly seriously. I have a theory. North Yorkshire police just apologised for denying for years that they ever suspected Jimmy Savile or his associate, Peter Jaconelli. In fact, they investigated…Read More a high-entropy node in the network of networks
OK, you asked for #savileweek and here it is. I’m determined to write him out of my head anyway. So, I read In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile, Dan Davies’ critical biography of Jimmy Savile. Before going any further that’s not our Dan, but rather a journalist who felt he was…Read More #savileweek: the icon of unpopular populism
The Leeds post on Savile required subtlety; it dealt with things like culture and class that only work that way. So what about Broadmoor, the asylum where the Tories put the psychopath in charge? Well, Leeds was about the things nobody was willing to say. As we will shortly see, Broadmoor was about precisely the…Read More Tories and thugs (#Savile warning)
I have been reading the Leeds Teaching Hospitals report on Jimmy Savile. Obviously, it couldn’t really be any more grim, and you’ll have heard the latest shocking revelations via the mainstream media and Jamie Kenny. But what about really sick and perverted behaviour? Here’s some for you. A hugely important theme in the report is…Read More Genuinely evil
So, are we going to get the name of the Tory paedophile (or paedophiles) or the confirmation of just how far Becky Asbo and Dave from PR’s relationship went first? I just ask because I want to prepare for the inevitable storm-surge of everything that is creepy in advance. Sandbags. Back-up generators. Areas of wetland…Read More The year everything went impossibly creepy
I sometimes wonder how I got away with being a 1980s kid. Between the Ro-Ro ships sailing with their bow doors open, the football grounds burning down, the police-enabled disasters at them, the state-backed kiddy fiddlers, the beef that ate your brain, the Soviet nuclear rain, aircraft full of smoke on the runway at Manchester…Read More scanner appeal!
So they put Jimmy Savile in charge of Broadmoor? Even if you didn’t know he was a rapist, that would be…head-burstingly weird and inappropriate. It’s yet another reason to think Chris Morris’s life work is a documentary. So, whodunnit? A valid question, especially as Grant Shapps, the man with two faces and half a brain,…Read More so who was a health minister in 1987-88?