Objection your honour!
The proposed CSA Survivors Peoples Tribunal is now being plonked in front of a Court with a Stream of Witnesses to tell us where and how we are going wrong. We welcome them all.
My old Pal the Adversarial System online in Social Media is back with a vengeance bring it on folks!!
The once respected criminal barrister John Cooper***, who was an unsuccessful Labour Parliamentary candidate, and President of the League Against Cruel Sports which successfully lobbied for the Hunting Act, and still advises them on prosecutions against fox-hunting, has apparently agreed to ‘chair the People’s Tribunal’ – the Tribunal is said to have been set up as a result of ‘conversations between John Cooper and a Joanne Welch. Joanne Welch is a lady who comes on-line at 7.30am, and is still tweeting at approximately one minute intervals (I kid you not!) 9 hours later. 13,965 Tweets to date. She spends her time retweeting anything which shows a sceptical attitude towards Government transparency.
‘The People’s Tribunal’ is said to be a huge improvement on the ‘secretive and less than transparent’ Government Inquiry which will – allegedly – be hobbled by its terms of reference.
They are encouraging ‘survivors of sexual abuse’ to come forward and ‘tell their stories’. Who to?
Well, so far, they have declined to say who will be funding them, they have declined to say who is on the committee, they have declined to show even other ‘survivors’ who is behind the organisation, unless they were at the secret squirrel inaugural meeting on August 4th – apparently there were people there who ‘didn’t want to be identified’. ‘Evidence’ is to be collected by Skype, so that if the Government inquiry ‘lacks bite or is too narrow’ the ‘People’s Tribunal’ can ‘act’. How is not explained.
In the meantime, those with tales of sexual abuse by powerful politicians are invited via Twitter to tell their stories to an organisation comprised of ‘we know not who’ – besides a failed would be Labour Politician – financed by ‘we know not who’, which discusses and has aims of ‘we know not what’. Transparency eat your heart out.
It would be laughable if sexual abuse wasn’t such a serious subject – primarily ruining the lives of those subjected to it, but also ruining the lives of those prematurely or falsely accused of it.
Comments from Anna Raccoons page’Cliff hanging’
Joan Welch appears to have fled Facebook. Perhaps she’s been kidnapped by Satanists to ensure she doesn’t reveal details of their nefarious plot.
- August 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm
The very idea sounds like a remake of “Witchfinder General”…quite horrifying…mob hysteria is capable of anything, online as well as off.
- August 15, 2014 at 12:44 pm
The downside to all this is that in a not to distance future children who come forward
with very legitimate claims of child abuse will be be dismissed by the now outraged
masses as just another attention seeker.
These self elected white knights soon move onto another cause.
- August 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm