Open letter to Iain McNicol about Alastair Campbell, Dr Bennie and Special Branch criminals: Part I

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Dear Iain McNicol,

Since you are keen to investigate the appointees of Jeremy Corbyn to help the Blairites whose job self-evidently it is to destroy the Labour Party (none of whom won more than one fifth of the vote, a mere third of Jeremy Corbyn’s vote, and one third of whom won one fifteenth of Jeremy Corbyn’s vote!), I would like to ask you personally to investigate former Director of Communications for Prime Minister Tony Blair – Alastair Campbell – and his role in covering up for criminals in the pay of Special Branch, including systematic destruction of forensic evidence, several break-ins, hospitalizations by means of a razors and a metal bar (in my home at 50c St Ninians Road on 16 March 2003), a one month’s illegal detention without access to a lawyer, eighteen months malicious prosecution to cover-up for the deployment of Special Branch undercover cops at the very top of the radical wing of the labour movement, including shovelling one of them into Holyrood as an MSP who betrayed at least one of her constituents, me, to protect other corrupt undercover cops (specifically Chris Bambery) as well as one ex-Director of Special Branch: Jim Orr.

Alastair Campbell appeared on BBC Scotland’s Call Kaye this week. In it he personally thanked a psychiatrist called Dr Bennie who he said helped him after he had been detained by Special Branch officers. Now it’s possible that we are talking about two entirely different people, but I had a lengthy telephone conversation with the editor of that program about a psychiatrist called Dr Bennie who got a judge to sign papers to have me illegally detained for a month in which I was the victim of torture, and that incident was also related to a former head of Special Branch for five years who you may have heard of: Jim Orr.

The editor of Kaye Adams program refused to let me use her call-in show to expose how this individual, whose name I was not about to use on live radio, had to be struck off as he had me sectioned under the mental health act after I tried to get Channel Four News to expose his prescribing me a drug not to be given to the suicidal which is something I had not kept hidden from those who set up my meeting with Dr Bennie –  Scottish Autism – who were aware that I had first reported myself to my GP with suicidal feeling going back to 1998 for untreated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, being told that would result in counselling within a few days, counselling I am still waiting for seventeen years later!

Channel Four News’s Darshna Soni didn’t care that Dr Bennie had prescribed me a drug that could have killed me. It could have killed me had I not used search engines to do research on the drug he prescribed, finding it was not to be given to the suicidal. I was quite shocked that Channel Four News didn’t care. I was heartbroken that my so-called support workers at Scottish Autism didn’t care that I could be dead due to their setting up a meeting after years of trying to get them and my GP to do this with someone who claimed he was unaware that the reasons for my depression has increased exponentially since Renfrewshire Council shovelled me into this horrible hovel with no light in my living room, bedroom or kitchen, no carpet, no shower, no cooker, no toilet seat.

I was horrified to discover that Scottish Autism’s boss in Glasgow didn’t care that she had set up a session with a doctor so incompetent that he could have killed me due to incompetence. Twice I demanded that something had to be done to force Dr Bennie to come to terms with his gross negligence, and this was a matter for the General Medical Council or whatever the appropriate body is. On the second occasion I brought with me a tape recorder demanding my right to make a recording as the minutes of the previous session had not even referred in passing to this threat to my very life due to Dr Bennie’s incompetence. I was told that I could not record the meeting to provide the very first set of accurate minutes of any of these Scottish Autism meetings which on every occasion bore zero relationship to what was actually discussed.

It wasn’t just the bosses of Scottish Autism who wanted to protect Dr Bennie from investigation, and Channel Four News also. The editor of Call Kaye also told me she wasn’t interested in letting me be interviewed about being illegally locked up by a corrupt doctor who had me sectioned in order to discredit me, and, into the bargain, put my life at risk as he had already been exposed as so incompetent patients lives were put at risk by refusing to do his homework: how do I, Channel Four News’s Darshna Soni, BBC Scotland’s Kaye Adams editor, or anyone at Scottish Autism know if I’m the first or the last person whose live was put at risk by this individual’s negligence?

I told the editor of Call Kaye how I had explained that Dr Bennie locked me up in order to discredit me, and the two police officers seemed shocked to hear this, with Dr Bennie astonished that I’d already tried to have him investigated by Channel Four News. The police officers were just doing their job. But they told me my allegation against Dr Bennie could be investigated. Well why wasn’t it?

I was denied access to any lawyer. I was locked up by an incompetent and highly dangerous individual who told a judge a pack of lies in order to discredit someone who had tried to have him struck off, if not sent to jail. Given the way I was treated during that month, and what he has done to me since (I am now a physical wreck as a direct and indirect consequence of what Dr Bennie did to me), I want to see that charlatan can never do to anyone else what he did to me. He is clearly a danger to others.

What about Alastair Campbell?

Is it possible that the Dr Bennie he praised on Kaye Adams Call Kaye after he was detained by Special Branch officers is the same Dr Bennie that Kaye Adams editor talked to me about, about his having me sectioned in order to discredit my attempt ot expose him for gross incompetence that could have lead to my death? I am not ruling out the possibility that this is mere coincidence, but we are talking about two Dr Bennie’s in the same areas with the same right to lock people up for alleged mental illness and in both cases the two incidents were related to Special Branch.

I have already reported Alastair Campbell’s connections to Special Branch. How do they fit in with my incarceration? That’s a long story. Where do I begin?

It never occurred to me at the time that Dr Bennie’s locking me up had any political dimension to it. I interpreted it, as I explained to two the police officers who threatened to break down my door, then put me in handcuffs if I didn’t surrender to this incompetent doctor, that simply a matter of him trying to shut me up by smearing me as mentally ill so no one would look seriously at my criticism of him. I had no idea what this guy’s politics were. I certainly had not shared any of mine with him. But those he worked with were aware that my being locked up at this particular time helped Special Branch. This might not be easy to prove, but only because the boss of Scottish Autism refused to let me record our previous meeting at which I explained in detail what it had to do with Special Branch.

I complained about not being able to record my allegations about Dr Bennie so they couldn’t pretend they refused to lift a finger to protect me from this individual. But I complained about the so-called service from start to finish. These people far from having helped me had made my life a nightmare. They had infantilized me. They had robbed me of my dignity. They didn’t care that the reasons I had felt suicidal had been added to and exacerbated since this so-called service had been vomited up in my direction.

I made it clear to both of these individual that my life had been ruined by shovelling me into this town where I knew no one. I had been plunged into social isolation, a virtual shut-in and had been promised back in 2005 that if I agreed to Renfrewshire Council dumping me here against my will, because of some administrative cock-up, they’d get me out of here as soon as they could. A decade later and I’m still languishing in this state of living death, in solitary confinement. How dare these bastards expect to get away with this.

It’s a pity that these two individuals denied me my right to record what I said at this meeting. I am not going to go through it all right now. But if Dr Bennie thinks I can forget he’s wrong. And it is connected to Special Branch, especially to one Jim Orr, ex-Director of the organization.

Jim Orr was caught by me having destroyed forensic evidence that someone subsequently jailed for sending me a death threat had illegal access to my correspondance, including letters sent to me by the head of the Scottish Human Rights Center apologizing to me for not having the resources to help me force Jim Orr’s Strathclyde Police Complaints and Discipline Department get a move on with bringing to light the role of senior police officers, including the Commander of ‘K’ Division at the time, Campbell O’Connell, colluding with this individual who had threatened to murder my by notes pushed through my letter box, in a chip shop in front of the manager and a member of staff and with his gang of thugs.

Jim Orr resigned from Strathclyde Police to spend more time with his thugs the day after I asked his emissary, Detective Inspector Newlands, why he destroyed evidence of a Special Branch link. The papers two days later exposed Jim Orr as having been Special Branch Director for five years, to take up the post of the first head of the Scottish Drugs Enforcement Agency, which for Jim Orr’s entire leadership was entirely beyond statutory footing: license to do what the **** Jim Orr wanted to do. And that kind of puts into perspective Graeme Pearson’s criticism of Police Scotland, Comrade Pearson having taken over from Jim Orr who got the job to run away from being investigated by his own brother, John Orr who, as Chief Constable, was the only one who outranked him and in a position to carry an investigation into his own misconduct. Why did Graeme Pearson not care that he served under Jim Orr when the entire organization he ran had no statutory footing? Funny that, don’t you think?

Jim Orr… What has that to do with the timing of my incarceration? I am not sure how to tie all the pieces together. Far too many threads. Labyrinthine. Let me set out a few facts, with no pretence that I am able to easily prove any of this. Not right now. With access to GCHQ tapes, and records in the vaults of Theresa May’s Home Office I can prove a great deal. I have witnesses. But not one of them would willingly help me. They’d have to be subpoenaed. Paul Hutcheon, Tom Gordon and Glenn Campbell all know parts of this, as do dozens of police officers, including several members of CID, lawyers, judges, Regional Procurator Fiscals, and dozens of political activists, including over half a dozen of those who committed perjury alongside David Cameron’s Director Of Communications at the time, still working at Downing Street: Andy Coulson.

And that is why the timing of my incarceration matters. As I tried to record with those two individuals who protected Dr Bennie from being investigated for malpractice, I initended to use Twitter to while The Prime Minister gave evidence under oath. I knew would be lying. And the twho people who wouldn’t let me tape that meeting also knew what this had to do with Special Branch.

Tommy Sheridan was toppled by Frances Curran, Alan McCombes and Keith Baldasserra after I tried to get the SSP’s national convenor to investigate my MSP, Frances Curran as a police spy. I didn’t want to be too explicit about this on the phone, but Baldasserra forced me to come close in order to get him to set up a meeting with Tommy Sheridan. Before he got back to me, he had worked with Frances Curran and Alan McCombes to topple the only one left who could investigate my allegations about Curran, having already exhausted every other avenue: Party national secretary Allan Green, Party Chair Catriona Grant. McCombes being involved in this surprised me. We had had differences, but I had chosen to bury the hatchet, and it never occurred to me that he was an asset of the British state. I now think that is a possiblity, but by no means the only possible explanation.

Frances Curran was the only other member of the Scottish Militant Labour executive I’d spoken to about police spies in my previous party, the SWP. Alan McCombes had been given a large dossier (about 100 pages as I recall) explaining why Chris Bambery had to be a police spy, and that Julie Waterson, who also sat on the SWP central committee, was probably one too. I now am much less confident about passing on the allegation that Waterson may be a police spy as she is now dead and, therefore, in no position to defend herself; and the only ‘evidence’ I have is what I was told by a third party whose reliability has been reduced to zero in my eyes.

My one hour plus telephone interview which I agreed to with political editor of Sunday Herald, Paul Hutcheon is one that I know he taped, a recording which caught the voice of one contract worker who was there the entire time, plus one of the most senior officials at Renfrewshire Council and one senior employee whose exact status was never made clear to me. The directly employed Renfrewshire Council staff turned up towards the end, and were subject to my accusing them of a variety of crimes that will have been caught on Paul Hutcheon’s tape, as well as the tape we both knew GCHQ were making simultaneously, a tape the third party who had been there the entire time and complained also knew was being taped by GCHQ as I told him what was going on.

Paul Hutcheon begged me for this interview for months prior to my agreeing to do it. And he clearly wanted the interview to get some ‘dirt’ on Tommy Sheridan. I knew he had an agenda. However, I didn’t know he had already agreed to work with Alan McCombes to try to send Tommy to jail, and both were engaged in a state-orchestrated campaign to send him to jail.

I told Hutcheon right at the start of our interview that I would not spread tittle tattle about any adult who I suspected may had consensual sex with another adult: all I had heard was little gossip which was utterly pathetic and didn’t interest me in the slightest, just made me feel physically sick that people who spread such poison were allowed to be members of the Scottish Socialist Party.

I can’t recall everything Paul Hutcheon and I discussed, but I have a witness, and knows he taped it as he asked for my permission (which he received enthusiastically as my witness can confirm if you track him down, which you should be able to by consulting Renfrewshire Council’s records), and both were never in any doubt that GCHQ would be recording our conversation: at any rate, I wasn’t, and he couldn’t possibly be that naive, stupid though Paul Hutcheon clearly is.

My recollection is that I did tall Paul Hutcheon that Frances Curran has a history of spreading rumours about the sex lives of her political opponents. Odd that Paul chose to keep this fact to himself, rather than let the jury weigh it up. I know of two, maybe three, examples of her doing this. Can’t remember how much I shared with Hutcheon. But I do know that although previous victims of her cynical smears about politicians sex lives involved Labour politicians whose politics I hate, I would not pass on such smears on the phone when it was obvious GCHQ were listening in. I have no doubt that if there was any truth in the allegation, involving homosexual relations between adult married men, GCHQ would already know about it. But I wasn’t going to spread this rumour as it would make me as bad as others who do it, there was a third person listening in, and not only did Paul Hutcheon no need to know this whether the allegation is true or not; but it was gossip I had no need to know, and which felt like a burden dumped on my by Frances Curran. What my MSP had done was bring me in to an insidious smear campaign that either spread homophobic poison and/or could be used to blackmail powerful politicians. How can people like that get away with this?

I explained to Paul Hutcheon, as I had done previously to Keith Baldasserra, the links between Frances Curran and Jim Orr (as well as Chris Bambery and the then-Commander of ‘K’ Divsion, whose name was no longer Campbell O’Connell). This link is connected


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I am the Man On The Moon

So you want to help those who suffer from loneliness? Anyone care to lend an ear? Anyone interested in my story? I have my doubts. But as many in the British Establishment are patting themselves on the back about how kind and caring they are, let me share my personal experience.

I am lonely. I am being crushed by lonelieness, having spent most of the last decade in what I think constitutes solitary confinement, or as close as you can get without a guard at the door with a lock and key.

And I am being crushed by other things related to loneliness or that spring from the source of my loneliness. If I was going to elaborate at length, this blog post would rapidly escape my control into an unreadable stream of consciousness that would require lots of proof-reading and editing, and I simply don’t have the time to do that.

The only way to set out my story is by breaking it down into several manageable chunks. And that is why I’m hijacking this John Lewis viral ad today as a way to introduce how these British Establishment hypocrites in the media and the world of politics are making people such as myself lonely to the point of seeing life as totally unbearable. Who go on from there to resort to cruel and unusual punishment when you try to expose what they’ve done: illegal detention without access to a lawyer and what in any legal sense has to quality as actual torture.

[to be continued]

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Alan Johnson is going to jail. All Labour Home Secretaries since Jack Straw should

Alan Johnson doesn't like democracy or human rights

Alan Johnson doesn’t like democracy or human rights

Jim Orr – who had been Director of Special Branch for five years, although I didn’t know this until it was too late – destroyed evidence I provided to him that someone who eventually went to jail for sending me a death threat had, additionally, intercepted letters sent to me from the then head of the Scottish Human Rights Centre, whose name I’ve forgotten.

On one of these stolen pieces of correspondence – which I only saw as he chose to scatter it in front of my door after he’d read it (Keystone Cops Special Branch?), scrawling onto it a boast: neither the SHRC nor anyone else in the police nor any journalist would help me as he was untouchable, for reasons he refused to share.

He had good reason to say he was above the law as all the evidence seemed to prove he could get away with murder  (or at any rate the threat – the repeated threat –  to murder), including threatening to kill me in front of witnesses, which he did on more than one occasion.

Then I discovered the head of the investigation by Stratchclyde Police Complaints and Discipline Department into collusion going up to the Commander of ‘K’ Division – Chief Superintendent Campbell O’Connell – into protecting this soon-to-be-jailed thug had headed the organization I’d told Inspector Munn I believed was behind collusion with this criminal.

Jim Orr resigned from Strathclyde Police the day after I exposed, in my lawyer’s office, his liaison with me into the investigation: Detective Inspector Newlands. 

Jim Orr will have to explain why he resigned from this investigation, and from the police force in its entirety just one day after his envoy in my lawyer’s office refused to explain why Jim Orr destroyed that key pillar of evidence that I was right as to why collusion was being covered up: Special Branch had been protecting this soon-to-be-jailed thug.

Jim Orr’s brother, Chief Constable John Orr could no longer investigate malpractice committed by his Assistant Chief Constable Jim, which meant that only criminal charges could be considered in his brother, charges that would have to be considered by Regional Procurator Fiscal, whose name I’ve forgotten. Why have I forgot it? I had three (I think) people hold that office before Jim Orr’s thugs (friends of the man who stole my mail and was jailed for one of his many death threats) hospitalized me with a razor, on 16th March 2003, both of whom then worked intimately with John Miller AND Frances Curran to try to have me jailed for a crime that never happened.

Believe it or not, I was not even told what my alleged crime was supposed to be until 23 hours before I had to defend myself, without a lawyer, when Frances Curran MSP gave me John Miller’s witnesses’ statements which were laughable  – on reading them I couldn’t wipe a smile off my face as I knew I could use their statements to destroy John Miller and Frances Curran, which I think she could work out as she seemed horrified that I was overjoyed to read these statements.

John Miller and Frances Curran knew for the entire eighteen months that these statements were a joke, and that any competent lawyer could rip them to shreds. I guess they assumed my lack of legal knowledge meant I wouldn’t be able to do that. They underestimated me. 

If anyone wants to read more, there is plenty more material on this blog. This might be a good place to start:

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Theresa May, Mhairi Black and me

Who polices the police-state dictators? #MI5 thug Theresa May

Who polices the police-state dictators? #MI5 thug Theresa May

I have been sending my Member of Parliament some Direct Messages on Twitter. Not spoken to her. Hope do do so soon. I desperately need her to help me.

  1. Hi Mhairi. Firstly, congratulations on the decision. I’m over the moon.
Tom Delargy

Secondly, I need your help. It’s complicated. Not sure how much you know about me. I will assume you’ve heard a few things. Where to begin?

Tom Delargy

I am going to give you my mobile phone number: ***** ********. Address: ** ******* ******* ******** *******. My name’s Tom Delargy

Tom Delargy

I need your help as soon as you can offer it. There is so much to say. We need to talk on the phone. But my phone will be bugged.

Tom Delargy

If you hadn’t worked this out already, your phone will be bugged too. All The SNP MPs will have phones bugged and email spied on.

Tom Delargy

I won’t share everything on the phone. We need to meet in circumstances that gives us a bit of privacy. But you may not have much. ?

Tom Delargy

I tried to get your predecessor to investigate a few of my concerns. But he refused to speak to me. His secretary was a joke.

Tom Delargy

I didn’t expect much from Douglas Alexander. This is a matter that involves British Intelligence. It’s hard for me to know where to begin.

Tom Delargy

I hope you will share what I’m saying with your SNP MP colleagues and Nicola Sturgeon. I have a great deal to share.

Tom Delargy

Mhairi, my physical health is now extremely seriously impaired. I need help with that very soon. Paramedics are stopping me in the street.

Tom Delargy

I also have a serious problem with attention deficit disorder. That means there are many things I can’t do for myself. I am trapped.

Tom Delargy

I have no friends and family in this town which Renfrewshire Council moved me to against my will over a decade ago. My situation is dire.

Tom Delargy

Please don’t ask others to take care of me. Those you might hope will help are among those I need help from, including a Dr Bennie.

Tom Delargy

A doctor I tried to have investigated and hopefully struck off for incompetence had me locked up. I want you to help me against him.

Tom Delargy

I tried to get Channel Four News to investigate Dr Bennie when he prescribed a drug that could have killed me. They also covered it up.

Tom Delargy

Dr Bennie was on ‘s last night. My blood was boiling listening to him. He should be in jail. I have witnesses.

Tom Delargy

Douglas Alexander’s secretary won’t interview my witnesses. I hope you will trace them and ask them questions.

Tom Delargy

I was hospitalized with a razor by two thugs who told me they were working with cops who I’d got investigated by John Miller. 16 Feb 2003.

Tom Delargy

I’d like to speak to you for quite a long time, as long as you can spare, on the phone: **********.

Tom Delargy

I am sure your phone will be bugged by . But I know mine is. Not being paranoid. Occupational hazard…

Tom Delargy

I would like to talk to you about very important issues and this will take a lot of time. We can take things in stages. I want to record our conversation.

Tom Delargy

Since I know that will be making a tape of our conversation, you should act on that basis. Don’t let your guard down. No politically incorrect jokes that friends wouldn’t find offensive.

Tom Delargy

Some of my previous conversations with lawyers, politicians, cops, journalists have had them tell me they’d like to call me back. And I agreed. This time I’d like to have the coversation on my telephone bill. Why?…

Tom Delargy

Theresa May will have a warrant to record all my calls. Journalists and politicians who pretended to help me called me back to protect the people they pretended they wanted to help me expose them. Paul Hutcheon and Tom Gordon are two. They workedd with spooks, and are doing it to this day. have recordings that can be used to send them to jail. Definitely in Hutcheon’s case. Gordon can pretend he was incompetent.

Tom Delargy

Provided you know you are being recorded by you should be happier for me to pay the bill. This means you and I can both make our own recordings. Otherwise Theresa May and others can pretend they don’t know what we spoke of. And that would be a lie.

Tom Delargy

My physical health is now catastrophic and I don’t know how long before I die from simply being unable to get food. Or eat it. Teeth have been rotting for years and my mouth and stomache are ful of poison as a result of that.

Tom Delargy

As I explained to everyone since a Dr Bennie locked me up in Dykebar Hospital after I tried to get Channel4 News to investigate him for prescribing me a drug that could have killed me if I hadn’t done independent internet research, my adhd and the reason Renfrewshire Council trapped me in ********* ten years ago, I don’t open letters or, typically, speak on the phone without an advocate who understands my . I am terrified of the consequences of not paying bills I need support and I have nothing. Dr Bennie is responsible for the loss of all the support I need due to my adhd, and the agarophobia that’s been caused by sending me to a town where I know no one. My GPs have known I’ve suffered derpression as a consequence of untreated since 1998. The social isolation caused by Renfrewshire Council dumping me here in 2005 has vastly exacerbated that depression. I had friends and a social life a decade ago. I had been politically active for decades. I’m now an extremely lonely seriously impaired physical wreck who can’t even pay bills due to Renfrewshire Council’s use of Scottish Autism to infantilize me. My situation is urgent. Please get in touch. By DM first. And then by phone, but with plenty of time for us to talk, and with both of us making a record, expecting Theresa May’s ‘Intelligence’ Agencies doing the same.

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#BBCPapers’ Martine Croxall uses Twitter to call me a ‘piece of shit’?

Martine Croxall thinks I'm a mindless zombie and piece of shit?

Martine Croxall thinks I’m a mindless zombie and piece of shit?

Let me be clear what I’m saying here. I added the question mark for a reason. There’s a way Martine Croxall can try to worm her way out of responsibility, if not entirely convincingly. Most of us ‘favorite’ tweets we disagree with, often things we actually hate: we use them as bookmarks, to return to when we have more time. In other words, Martine Croxall may not be endorsing one of her fans calling me a ‘piece of sh*t’, and a ‘mindless zombie’. However,….

The problem for Martine Croxall is she is still refusing to tell this fan – @marky_mmarkison –  who offered her a cyber-hug that she doesn’t approve of him or any of her other fans calling me a ‘piece of shit’. Hard to believe she is not stirring up others to call her critics pieces of shit. That is clearly a matter for her, and her employers. Anything else? As a matter of fact, yes.

Martine Croxall is guilty – at least by inference – of something much worse, imho. She has favorited this tweet that says I refused to engage in debate with her. She knows that to be a 100% lie. Someone (she herself) seems to have deleted all the tweets I responded to. My responses have not been deleted. How come the tweets I responded to seem to have vanished?

It is not me who is running away from debate. Martine Croxall has sunk so low as to spread malicious lies about me deleting my own tweets. At any rate, that’s how I interpret her words. Maybe she meant something else. Maybe she needs to stop tweeting in code.

Despite what Martine Croxall and her fans are saying I never deleted anything that I can recall from our exchanges. If I did and forgot then it can only have been because I misspelt something or got the grammar wrong and wanted to repair it to save myself embarrassment. I don’t recall doing it in this case, but I’m not totally ruling it out.

If Martine Croxall can tell me precisely what she believes was out there and then suddenly wasn’t, I can investigate. If she is telling the truth, then someone else must be maliciously deleting my tweets without my authority  – and the most likely candidate for that someone would be one of Martine Croxall’s chums at #GCHQ #MI5 etc. If the owners of Twitter are allowing spooks to delete my tweets without my knowledge, then I demand to know on what basis that happened: has Theresa May signed a warrant? How can I find out? If critics of MI5, GCHQ are having our tweets corrupted with Twitter’s connivance, then how many other victim of Big Brother garbage are out there?

An alternative explanation for what Martine Croxall alleges I did is that the tweet she says was there and then suddenly got deleted was something that I played no part in drafting. Are Martine’s pals in the Home Office tweeting stuff in my name? And if that is the case how many other critics of MI5 GCHQ etc are victims of this smear campaign?

One last piece of information that I find interesting is the company Maxine Croxall keeps in cyberspace. The who who called me a ‘mindless zombie’ and a ‘piece of sh*t’ – from whom the #BBCPapers presenter was happy to receive a cyber-hug – turns out to be something of a white supremacist, attacking David Cameron and Theresa May for being insufficiently in favour of white power in the police force. Don’t know about you, but I find that very interesting: @mmarkison

Martine Croxall's pal is a white supremacist? #Fascist?

Martine Croxall’s pal is a white supremacist? #Fascist?

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Back to the Future is a Science Fiction Odyssey


My research skills suck. Some things seem obvious to me, but I can’t find evidence anyone else agrees. Maybe it’s too obvious to be stated publicly. Maybe my dyslexia hampers my ability to see what’s out there. Maybe this is a case of spoiler alerts by classics scholars who don’t want to tell the children that the Greek myth equivalent of Santa Claus isn’t real. Anyway,…

I think Back to the Future (episode one of that lucrative franchise, which is the Top Twitter Trend today, due to this being #BackToTheFuture Day) was some kind of a re-imagining of Homer’s Odyssey, the second great work of Western literature. Marty McFly was, I believe, Telemachus – Odysseus’s son in the Greek epic poem.

It’s possible this was in the mind of someone associated with the Back to the Future script, director or some other part of the creative team, fully-consciously.  On the other hand, he/she/they may have borrowed the living heart of The Odyssey’s narrative structure, just as James Joyce did with his novel Ulysses, then waited to see if anyone worked it out for themselves. Possibly I’m seeing something that’s simply not there: I’m definitely not ruling that out. And last, but by no means least, it may have been a subliminal influence.

If I’m right, what does that say about Homer’s epic? I’m pretty sure that the Odyssey is a parable. As it’s dressed up in the atire of a supernatural tale, it isn’t to be taken literally. But does it stand up as a piece of literature due to a deeper psychological meaning? I suspect it does. Whether Homer realized this consciously or not is another matter. Anyway, here’s my thoughts…

Let’s start with the conclusion of Homer’s epic poem. The protagonist wins his wife (allegedly wins her back without her knowing it’s him) by proving to be the only man physically powerful and skillful enough to fire an arrow through a hole, going on to celebrate his manliness by massacring all Penelope’s other suitors. And the two heterosexual soulmates live happily ever after.

If we had to take this story literally, the bloodbath seems grotesquely horroric, not at all love story. However, given the given the way the story ends I think we can read back to see the entire story being about something very different.

Telemachus is the unborn son of two perfect soul-mates who must be brought together for him to be born, just as Marty McFly had to bring his own parents together.

Almost the entire epic exposes Odysseus as an immature but very intelligent adventurer, hanging around with a gang of immature chums, having unsatisfying affairs that go nowhere. But something draws him to his soul-mate, and that something is the spirit of his son appealing to the Gods to get him back on course, back to his soul-mate. And when Odysseus and Penelope do get together, he casts the competition aside. The bloody nature of the scattering of these suitors is arresting. It’s imagery makes for a memorable climax. But it’s not to be taken seriously.

Cyclops, by the way, is, I think, possibly a previous version of Odysseus: the man as a todler, a brat, an immature child who hasn’t even formed the immature relationship of the Odysseus we meet throughout most of the poem.

That, at any rate, is my theory. And Back to the Future a retelling of that tale.

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Frank N Field is an even bigger monster than Donald Trump

Frank Field's Fiscal Charter sanctions a bloody military coup

Frank Field’s Fiscal Charter sanctions a bloody military coup

I admit to being surprised by Frank Field‘s latest ideas on how to fight for his ludicrously right-wing politics. Can’t say I’m surprised at how bad his idea is, but I am astonished that he could be quite this stupid: Frank Field calls for Labour MPs to stand as independents if deselected

Frank Field has just signed his deselection papers. He says he will split the vote under first-past-the-post knowing full well that that will play into the hands of David Cameron’s 24% dictatorship, having hours ago abstained on the Tories Fiscal Charter.

Why did Frank help David Cameron last night? He’s being disingenuous, which is what we’ve come to expect from him. He pretends his position was essentially the same as John McDonnell’s prior to his embarrassing U-Turn. Nothing could be further from the truth.

John McDonnell was guilty of a seriously embarrassing tactical mistake, making his apology necessary. The tactics he flirted with were awful. But, even worse than that, was his failure to explain his tactics to colleagues. A case could be made, one that I might support, to use this debate to expose the alleged progressiveness of borrowng. But this would require a set of arguments that John McDonnell could never sell to the majority of the PLP. And that is why he had no option but to reverse his idea of voting alongside Osborne. However, this is not what Frank Field thinks, either before or after this U-Turn.

Frank Field supports Tory priorities. That was never what John McDonnell had in mind, who favours radical wealth redistribution and a radical transfer of investment from warfare to socially necessary welfare for all of us, from cradle to grave. All the Blairites who abstained alongside Frank Field did so because they all support Tory priorities of robbing the poor to protect the richest of rich parasites in Britain and across the world.

But the situation is even worse than this. John McDonnell hoped to vote alongside George Osborne to expose the meaninglessness of this Tory Fiscal Charter. However, this charter is much more pernicious than merely meaningless. It is an invitation to the generals to overthrow any and every democratically-elected goverment of the left. Never forget that general have been allowed to get away with telling Jeremy Corbyn that if voters put him into 10 Downing Street they have no problem launching a mutiny.

David Cameron’s Fiscal Charter is all about David Cameron’s 24% dictatorship sanctioning of a bloody military coup along the lines of Margaret Thatcher’s pal General Pinochet. That fascist scumbag who drowned Chilean democracy in blood, including the hero of the left, Salvador Allende. So, by their actions last night, Frank Field’s band of traitors have leant support to enemies of human right. Those set on destroying parliamentary democracy, handing untrammeled political power over to unelected generals determined to privatize our NHS to make resources available for their weapons of mass destruction and neverending illegal wars have no right to represent Labour voters. They need to go, and they will go.

Frank Field expresses contempt for the Labour Party membership who elected Jeremy Corbyn with a 60% mandate in opposition to a smear campaign that united BBC, SKY, Channel4 News, ITV and C5, not to mention the CBI, MI5 and generals threatening mutiny. Even the most pathetic rat in US politics was forced to accept he’d not stand against his party if not selected as the official Republican candidate. Blairite rat par excellence Frank Field has even less morals than ultra-right-wing Republican Donald Trump.

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