SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE,WOULD YOU TAKE THE RISK?


Monday, 7 April 2014

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE,WOULD YOU TAKE THE RISK?

WITH THE CORRUPT NAZI SCOTTISH   GOVERNMENT  JAILING PENSIONERS

WOULD YOU TAKE THE RISK WITH YOUR LIBERTY IF THIS MAN HAS ABSOLUTE

                                                          POWER?

        WHY DO   YOU THINK ALEC SALMOND HAS REFUSED TO ANSWER THE FOI

      ABOUT HOLLIE GREIG

  1.   HE IS TOO BUSY

  2.    HE IS DOESNT HAVE TO

  3.     HE IS A COVERUP MERCHANT

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SCOTTISH CROWN OFFICE CLAIMS IT PROTECTS RAPE VICTIMS!


Tuesday, 3 December 2013

SCOTTISH CROWN OFFICE CLAIMS IT PROTECTS RAPE VICTIMS!

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SCOTTISH CROWN OFFICE CLAIMS IT PROTECTS RAPE VICTIMS!

This is the staggeringly inaccurate remark attributed to the current Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, whilst discussing the issue of corroborative evidence The Scottish Law Reporter and others have challenged Mr Mulholland over this clear inconsistency in relation to its treatment of the Hollie Greig case.

The article can be accessed as follows:-

http://scottishlaw.blogspot.com/2013/11/selective-evidence-lord-advocate.html

In Hollie`s case, there were in fact no fewer than 29 potential corroborative witnesses, although not one of them was interviewed by the police following Hollie`s detailed account of September 2009, supported furthermore by extensive expert witness documentation. There would have been another corroborative witness, Hollie`s Uncle Roy (Robert Greig), had he not died mysteriously and suspiciously in a car fire shortly after walking in on Hollie being sexually assaulted by her father.

The astonishing and horrifying case of the poor Italian lady whose baby was ripped from her womb on the orders of Essex Social Services has shocked the nation, but has served to highlight what those of us who have had dealings with social services and the Family Court have known for years. Therein exists a terrible and heartless culture that has arisen as a result, primarily, of the secrecy that allows  cruel, venal and often greedy people to act with impunity.

We have experienced this type of conduct in Hollie`s case, initially when Hollie`s mother Anne was forcibly and unjustifiably dragged to a mental institution just days after Hollie had identified the members of the ring that abused her, which included two Aberdeen social workers.

Once the case was gaining public momentum, the two unfortunate ladies were persecuted yet again by Shropshire Social Services, who ransacked and vandalised their home on 3rd June 2010 without any justification whatsoever while the ladies were on holiday. This draconian action by Social Services was presumably taken in order to protect their abuser colleagues in Aberdeen from publicity by intimidating Anne and Hollie into silence.

Legal action was also taken to do so, with another example of the corruption that exists within the Family Division taking place on 1st July 2010. In another secret court, Mrs Justice Pauffley attempted to pervert the course of justice by trying to bully Anne Greig and me into entering the court without our chosen legal advisers, in contradiction to our equitable rights. We faced the judge down, despite her threats and she was forced to concede. The same judge appeared to lose control at a subsequent hearing on 14th June 2011, when she made a thoughtless and offensive remark directed at Hollie.

I formally complained about her conduct at the time and have now done so again to the head of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, who seems to be getting to grips with the scandal within the courts and has just intervened on behalf of the Italian lady and her baby. However, I learned a few days ago that Mrs Justice Pauffley has been promoted!

Thanks to all of you who sent kind messages to me following my interview with Sonia Poulton on TPV last Thursday. Good luck also to another interviewee, Sid Hingerty, who is currently walking across the Midlands on his way to London to highlight the government`s granting of de facto immunity from prosecution to influential serial sex offenders like Jimmy Savile and Cyril Smith. Never forget that it is not who you know, but what you know about who you know that counts in this country if you want to get away with committing serious crimes against children and the disabled.

Best wishes also to the new broadcasters of TPV and to UK Column Live, who have flown the flag for some time in highlighting cases that the government does not want the public to know about. I`m quite sure that we would have heard nothing even about the Italian lady if the Leveson oppressors had got their way in gagging the media.Posted by at 10:32 No comments: 

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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE AND ALEC SALMONDS HOLLIE GREIG COVER UP


Sunday, 1 December 2013

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE AND ALEC SALMONDS HOLLIE GREIG COVER UP

First Minister in missing records riddle over Hollie Greig abuse allegations
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The Scottish Government is refusing to disclose whether it has lost or destroyed communications records relating to the Hollie Greig case which may indicate when the First Minister Alex Salmond became aware of allegations of sexual abuse, which Ms Greig claims was carried out against her over many years whilst resident in the Aberdeen area.

Last month the Scottish Ministers were compelled by the Information Commissioner to address a series of questions put to the First Minister in correspondence in relation to the case in January this year, the first of which was: “When did you first become aware of the allegations made by Hollie Greig about her being abused by members of a high-ranking paedophile ring in Scotland?”

The commissioner required the Scottish Ministers to respond by today’s date or risk being held in contempt of court.

It was reported in April 2009 that Greig received a payout of £13,500 from the criminal injuries compensation authority, and was described by Detective Inspector Iain Allen of Grampian Police as “a truthful witness to the best of her ability and an entirely innocent victim.”

Two Grampian Police Officers interviewed Greig in September 2009. No charges have been brought against anyone in connection with sexual abuse.

The Scottish Ministers’ response to the question, issued by the First Minister’s Private Secretary Terry Kowal stated: “Following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established we do not have a record of when the First Minister became aware of these allegations. Therefore, the information you require is not held by the Scottish Government.”

However, The Firm has seen correspondence from the Crown Office dated 23 July 2009 addressed to the Greig family’s lay representative Robert Green, which suggests that correspondence addressed to the First Minister outlining the allegations was received over two years ago.

“Thank you for your email of 20 June 2009 to the First Minister in which you raise concerns about the handling of the case involving allegations of abuse perpetrated against Hollie Greig,” the letter says.

The letter then says that Green’s inquiry was passed to the Crown Office for response, given the nature of the subject matter.

When pressed by The Firm to explain the apparent contradiction between the two positions, the First Minister’s office told The Firm today only that “we do not have a record of when the First Minister first became aware of these allegations”.

The First Minister’s office have acknowledged receipt of The Firm’s subsequent query asking whether the records had been destroyed, but have offered no direct response, despite repeated requests.

Russell Fallis of the Scottish Government communications team issued a statement to The Firm that said the First Minister’s office “receives a large volume of correspondence on a wide range of subjects, which is answered by that office or by relevant officials” , and added that the Government does not have “any indication that this information was recorded.”

Pressed to confirm whether the correspondence was destroyed or lost, the First Minister’s office has provided no response.

The correspondence questioning the First Minister was sent on 28 January and had received no response, despite a series of reminder letters. The Information Commissioner later ruled that the Scottish Ministers had failed to comply with their obligations under Sections 10(1) and 21(1) of the Freedom of Information Act.

This afternoon the Information Commissioner confirmed he is now considering whether “further action is required” against the Scottish Government in respect of their handling of the original correspondence containing the six queries.

In May, Andrew George MP wrote to Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland asking him to outline the options available to “those many people who remain concerned” about the “unsafe” investigations into the Hollie Greig case.

“There appears to be a lot of evidence and allegations which point in one direction and indicates that this whole case deserves a through review,” George wrote in constituency correspondence.

He adds that “many of the professionals with whom she came into contact…have allegedly failed in their duties or even covered up important facts.”

George was the second Westminster MP to raise concerns about the case, following David Ruffely MP’s intervention earlier this year.
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First Minister in missing records riddle over Hollie Greig abuse allegations
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SCOTT GOES TO HOLYROOD


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

SCOTT GOES TO HOLYROOD

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I feel it will be my final round in parliament involving my petition so could all who want to support me please make an effort to be there in person or watch it on their live webcast.I will be going all out so please (if you can) come join me in the public gallery. Pretty sureKenny the donkey will be there too! My final response will be earth shattering and I am surethey will have some condemning things to say about my submission!
Don’t want to spoil my blockbuster three page submission but I know it will really make them squirm! As it is about time the magic circle got rumbled in the truth I haveto say!

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Scots rally behind fight against child trafficking


Friday, 7 August 2015

Scots rally behind fight against child trafficking

Scots rally behind fight against child trafficking By Laura Piper on Friday 7 August 2015

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More than 2000 people have signed a petition calling upon the Scottish Government to provide vital support for trafficked children.

The online campaign was launched on Thursday by leading anti-trafficking organisations and within 24 hours thousands of Scots had signed up backing the call for the Scottish Government to strengthen the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill.
“More and more people are signing the petition and we’re very pleased to see that people are responding and care about the issues,” said Chloe Setter, head of policy, advocacy and campaigns at leading anti-trafficking and children’s rights organisation ECPAT UK.
“When it comes to children, who are the most vulnerable of all victims, it is right that Scotland should demand more support for them.”
  (© STV) via STV The wide-spread public campaign follows the third largest consultation on trafficking laws in Scottish history, with more than 50,000 people contributing to research last year.
In 2014, research found that children had been trafficked to Scotland and exploited in domestic servitude, forced labour and sexual exploitation, with some disappearing from care and re-trafficked to a life of further abuse.
Some trafficked children were found to have been prosecuted for crimes they were forced to commit, such as cannabis cultivation. Others had gone missing and were re-trafficked while many more endured years of continued abuse.
Now, ECPAT UK, Walk Free and CARE are asking justice secretary Michael Matheson MSP to amend the Bill to prioritise the needs of vulnerable children before the legislation returns to Parliament for the final time in early autumn.
via Twitter “The bill currently has guardianship for children trafficked from abroad but doesn’t cover all children, or Scottish children who are trafficked in Scotland,” explained Ms Setter.
“Scotland has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pass leading legislation on human trafficking, but it risks overlooking those who are most vulnerable – children.
“The Bill must be improved to ensure Scotland has the best protection possible for children at risk of exploitation, as well as the most robust criminal legislation to bring abusers to justice.
“We call upon the Scottish Government to recognise the plight of trafficked children and act to put them at the heart of this historic Bill.”

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The Hollie Greig Hoax? HERE’S The REAL Truth About the Hollie Greig Case :: SCOTT WRITES TO CEOP


Sunday, 6 September 2015

SCOTT WRITES TO CEOP


Dear sir/madam,
this is a follow up letter from the one which i was sent in your most recent email.
There are a number of facts that i wish to be considered due to their inacuracy.
These comments are as follows
-The claim that i used TOR
-My accusations not being met with a factual nature
-Claiming there are other investigations pending with no proof
-Claims of a investigation against mr dearman
-the afforementioned children in this case are infact in care of the state
-Accusations of sharing or possesing indecent images of children
-Accusations of illegally obtaining these images
-Accusations of trying to entrap people
These comments have to be retracted as i am not guilty of any of the above. I here by remove your right to slander my character in this fashion. If you had taken time and looked at my factual evidence then you could CLEARY see my screenshots are via tablet using the software (which i did buy from google play) called IP info Detective PRO. In making unfounded accusations in the way i used this software you also bring into disprepute Google and also the company which has made this software. This must stop now.
The screenshots that i have provided are software based and 100% factual. Stating anything else as i have previously stated puts the companies involved in disrepute. It has been stated in the high court in london that the case against mr dearman was never taken seriously or investigated by barnet police or the met. He was additionally portrayed as a victim of one big hoax. So no investigation has ever taken place until i obtained this evidence.
The two children at the heart of this case have been taken into care and thus the government has complete control of the situation. Are you thus implying they are not
capable of undertaking the safety of these children? The software i have used does not in any way take pictures as you have claimed. A simple fact finding mission before making these wild and untrue accusations would of stated that. Furthermore i find your unsigned threats outrageous and completely uncomfirmed. Having no signature on these threats shows me that your claims have absolutely no merit behind them. If this letter i was sent
was produced in a court of law it would be thrown out.
Your actions as law enforcement officers completely ashame myself and put your very actions into disrepute. How can a supposed law enforcement agency behave in a slanderous
manner towards myself as i am a vulnerable adult, with autism and also with physical disabilities. In my opinion you should be ashamed of your actions. As for reporting to my nearest police station (which is 8 miles away) I point black refuse to do so due to the pain
i go through whilst being mobile, as i suffer from arthritis. In saying this CS Sam salmond
apologized on my behalf when in a previous call to the met in london i was told to travel to my nearest station only to be met by two unhappy officers who stated “we have no jurisdiction to help you” Realistically i could of been charged with wasting police time and now find myself in this situation having to explain myself again. You have not taken my wellbeing into consideration.
I hereby give you 14 days to reply and for the second time of asking i still need a signed copy
of the letter i was sent
Regards
Scott Pattinson

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SCOTLANDS SHAME? GOOGLE HOLLIE GREIG


Monday, 25 August 2014

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Scotland’s named person scheme rides roughshod over parents’ rights


Monday, 27 July 2015

Scotland’s named person scheme rides roughshod over parents’ rights

Scotland’s named person scheme rides roughshod over parents’ rights Brid Hehir Posted 24/07/2015 – 13:40Community practitioners, or health visitors as they were known, have been a valuable source of support for UK families with children for many years.
I used to be one, and our aim was to contribute to the health and wellbeing of parents and families, who generally seemed to appreciate the services we offered.
Guiding our practice was a belief that parents had their children’s best interests at heart, and an appreciation that they would do the best they could for them. We trusted them to bring up their children as they saw fit, and supported their efforts in this regard. That they largely succeeded in being ‘good enough’ parents rewarded that trust.
But the universal service that we used to offer has not really been available to families for some time now. This used to encompass providing support during the antenatal period; monitoring and assessing the development, health and wellbeing of all under-fives; the early detection of issues requiring further action, and acting as the first point of contact for all health and child protection issues for relevant children.
That general workload has now been replaced with one that is predominantly related to child protection. The threshold for what constitutes child abuse has been lowered and trust in parents has lessened. If feedback from colleagues around the country is anything to go by, this leaves many practitioners deeply unhappy in their work. They are also struggling to cope with huge workloads, and not enough new recruits are being attracted to the role as practitioners age.
It is therefore disappointing that a new Scottish government measure – the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act – is likely to use community practitioners in a way that will not change their role or relationships with families for the better.  Yet is still being supported by community practitioner representatives.
The named person scheme is part of the Act, which has been passed by the Scottish Parliament and takes effect from August 2016. Under the scheme, every child is to be assigned a ‘state guardian’ from birth to 18 years. This named person, we are told, will have a privileged insight into the life of the child in their care, and have a general interest in their wellbeing. Surely that sounds like a role for parents?  Apparently not – it is going to be another person with presumably amazing powers of perception.  Likely to be a community practitioner for the under-fives, and a teacher for children over age five, this new role will be state appointed. Not only will the person in this role watch over the children, but they will also be watching over the parents.
During the consultation on the Children and Young People Bill, I can understand why community practitioner representatives responded as they did. They want the Scottish government to value health visitors, to appreciate their early intervention role with families and realise more are needed so that a universal service can be provided again.
Although these points were forcefully made, the representatives did not appear to understand how much this proposal undermines parents or how unpopular it is. Community practitioners who adopt this role will certainly not win any new friends. Instead, they will turn into family spies, where the state rather than the parents will become the mother and father to all children.
Writing in The Scotsman, sociologist Tiffany Jenkins explained why this measure was considered necessary: ‘In the last few decades, the family and the early years of a child’s life have been identified, in political circles, as the breeding ground for social problems. The family is fingered as the place where everything goes wrong: poor educational attainment, obesity, joblessness, stress, addiction, criminality, if not intentionally so, then accidentally…’
So the measure is designed to ensure any potential cases of abuse or developmental difficulties are spotted and acted upon at an early stage. Scottish government guidance says: ‘Sometimes children can be in a position of risk or harm without their parents or others being aware until it is too late. The named person is the single point of contact for every child so that no one is left without support.’  The suggestion that a named person should hold a privileged insight into the life of a child that the child’s parents do not, undermines parents who are considered untrustworthy in recognising a problem or acting upon it when they do.
The named person will be expected to assess a child’s ‘wellbeing’ against eight key subjective indicators: healthy, nurtured, safe, achieving, active, respected, responsible and included. They will act as the central point of contact and develop a ‘child’s plan’ for those who need one, to ensure services are coordinated to help and support a child or young person.
Some believe that the views of the named person will be privileged over those of the parents and child – and these concerns appear justified.  The law says that when drawing up interventions, local authorities must ‘consult the named person’, but only ‘so far as is reasonably practicable to ascertain and have regard to the views of (i) the child, (ii) the child’s parents’.
Unsurprisingly perhaps, there has been lots of opposition to this in Scotland.  A legal challenge and a campaign – No to Named Persons (No2NP) – have been launched.  The gist of the opposition is around unjustified interference in family life, and undermining parents’ rights to enjoy a private life in their own homes with their own children.
Parents worry that the scheme rides roughshod over their rights to raise their children as they see fit. They think the state is appointing ‘shadow parents’ and undermining their authority over their children.
Parents, former teachers and community practitioners have expressed serious concerns about the named person, with one saying she had left the profession because of the measure. The police also have reservations about the scheme’s lack of clarity as to what is expected of them, believing it could impact on their ability to accurately assess vulnerability.
Most opponents worry that the initiative is likely to take much needed attention and resources away from children who need it most.  They argue that this new scheme will be wasteful and confusing for everyone, including the authorities, and that the families at risk, who are in need of help, will be overlooked.
The Scottish government is now under intense pressure to revisit its controversial plan.  Hopefully, the representatives of community practitioners will do the same.  Surely they do not want to collude in undermining parents and the trust that is fundamental to how community practitioners work with families?

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Brid Hehir is a writer, researcher and a retired nurse. She worked in the NHS for more than 30 years as a nurse, midwife, specialist health visitor and senior manager. She has also worked as a charity fundraiser and retains a keen interest in the politics of health and illness in both the developing and developed world. She is a regular contributor to spiked and is a Battle of Ideas committee member.  She blogs at bridhehir.blogspot.co.uk and writes about female genital mutilation and cutting matters at www.shiftingsands.org.ukFurther information

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SCOTLANDS CHILD ABUSE…VAST BUT DONT WORRY LEASKEY HAS DEBUNKED HOLLIES NON INVESTIGATED CASE


Sunday, 9 August 2015

SCOTLANDS CHILD ABUSE…VAST BUT DONT WORRY LEASKEY HAS DEBUNKED HOLLIES NON INVESTIGATED CASE

Vast scale of child sex abuse inquiries revealed PIC OF, SIR JIMMY SAVILLE.

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Share 5 comments THE size and scope of the unprecedented number of inquiries into historical child abuse in the UK can be revealed for the first time today following a Sunday Herald investigation.
The Sunday Herald has learned that there are currently 14 major police operations, four public inquiries and six other investigations – including probes by the BBC, the police watchdog, and two government departments – are either ongoing or have been carried out to date.
Although, full details on cost are impossible to gather at this stage, it has been uncovered that nearly £66 million has or is being spent on half of the investigations.
Last week, Edward Heath became the latest high-profile figure to be linked to sex abuse allegations, with seven police forces alone investigating the former prime minister.
Gabrielle Shaw, chief executive of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC), said they were not surprised by the scale of the investigations into abuse.
“Society in general is waking up to the true scale and scope of the issue of child sexual abuse and exploitation,” she said.
“We have been going for almost 20 years and the main service that NAPAC offers is a confidential telephone helpline where people can call in for a number of different reasons.

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Recommended by “A large part of it is they want to disclose their experiences and we have heard many high profile names – so in terms of the fact it is high profile people that is coming to light now, it is not a surprise to us – and nor is the scale and scope of it.”
The Sunday Herald was able to obtain costs for half of the investigations which are or have taken place. The figures ranges from the estimated £20 million which will be spent on the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry to £17,140 which had been spent by April 2015 on Operation Garford, which is examining historic abuse allegations centred on schools in Suffolk.
An inquiry by the Government of Ireland into institutional abuse in 1999, which took 10 years to complete, cost around £70 million. The Royal Commission in Australia, which began investigating institutional child sex abuse two years ago and is due to complete in 2017, has a budget of around £180 million until next year.
Shaw pointed out it was important to recognise the toll on the victims and survivors when considering the cost of investigating abuse cases.
“There is the personal and emotional cost, but also we know adults who were victims of child sexual abuse are overrepresented in statistics on issues such as suicide, mental health, drug and alcohol abuse and homelessness,” she said.
“So what cost is that to society? If we can prevent that in the first instance it has to be better for everyone.
“We know that what most survivors want is the truth and surely there can’t be a price on that.”
The police investigations are being co-ordinated by Operation Hydrant, led by the National Police Chief’s Council. In May, it released figures that revealed more than 1,400 men are being investigated by forces across the UK over allegations of historical sexual abuse.
Share article At that time Police Scotland said it was investigating 110 suspects including 37 high-profile figures. The cases date as far back as 1947 to 2013. The force has said it is not investigating any allegations linked to Edward Heath.
A Police Scotland spokesman added: “We fully recognise that it is often a number of years before victims feel able to report such crimes, and would wish to give reassurance that these reports will be treated seriously regardless of the passage of time or status of the perpetrator.”

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SCOTLAND THE NONCELAND RAP FROM RUSTY


Monday, 26 May 2014

SCOTLAND THE NONCELAND RAP FROM RUSTY

Rusty with all the time in the world has written a rap entitled

“The Nonceland Rap” which he has asked me to publish which I do here:

WARNING EXPLICIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Hollie Greig Hoax One devastating fantasy:A shill test? NA HERE is the REAL truth


Sunday, 30 August 2015

Scotland left in the dark over how juries operate, warns prosecutorWritten by Alan Robertson on 27 April 2015 in News Head of National Sexual Crimes Unit underlines importance of jury research
Sheriff Court Members of the Scottish public have been left with “absolutely no idea” as to how juries in some of the most serious cases are reaching verdicts, one of the country’s top prosecutors has warned.
Advocate depute Kath Harper, who heads up the National Sexual Crimes Unit in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), suggested further research is needed given the lack of insight into how jurors approach complex cases such as those involving sexual crimes.
Academic research into the process of decision-making of juries in criminal trials within the UK has been largely limited amid concerns about protecting the secrecy of deliberations.
Former High Court judge Lord Bonomy last week called for research into jury reasoning and decision-making as part of his review on safeguards in the event of the corroboration requirement being abolished.
This work, which it is estimated could take up to two years, would then be used to inform any changes to jury size, majority and verdicts, argued Lord Bonomy’s report.
“We simply do not know [how juries are reaching decisions],” Harper told Holyrood. “I think other countries – Australia, New Zealand, I think possibly America too – they can interview jurors.
“But we have absolutely no idea how juries are thinking [and] how they’re approaching their task.
“I think it’s something that would assist everybody to know how juries think about these matters.”
The Ministry of Justice last year rejected a Law Commission recommendation to reform section 8 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981, which is seen by many to inhibit research.     
Harper’s comments echo those of former Lord Advocate Dame Elish Angiolini, who has urged further research to ensure individuals with conditions such as learning disabilities are able to contribute fully to the justice process.
Delivering the inaugural Victim Support Scotland lecture in February, Dame Elish warned that little is known about the challenges conditions such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia pose for jurors sitting through court trials and subsequently how verdicts are reached. FFS
“These are factors which we just are oblivious to during the course of a trial and the trial takes place with people having these,” she later told Holyrood.
“What I think is important is for us to know, to understand what the dynamic is of that process.
“And I think in the 21st century not to go there and to rely on American research of which there is huge quantities of research in relation to jury dynamics and how the jury operate, to me is something which I think now is difficult to justify and that there is a need to begin to research.”

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Scotland could face a torrent of human rights cases over its forced adoption policy between the 1940s and 80s


Thursday, 6 August 2015

Scotland could face a torrent of human rights cases over its forced adoption policy between the 1940s and 80s

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Scotland could face a torrent of human rights cases over its forced adoption policy between the 1940s and 80s

INTERNATIONAL expert Professor Miriam Stevenson says thousands of Scottish mums could take legal action under European laws.

Miriam Stevenson, left and Marion McMillan who was forced to give her baby away in the 70sAN international expert yesterday warned that Scotland could face a torrent of human rights cases over its forced adoption legacy.
Professor Miriam Stevenson says thousands of Scottish mums could take legal action under European laws.
The respected Sheffield-born social work expert played a key role in Australia’s government apologising two years ago for their historic adoption policy.
Prof Stevenson has been meeting Scottish women who were forced to give up their
children between the 1940s and the 1980s.
More than 50,000 single mums were pressured into surrendering their babies for adoption because they weren’t married.
The UK signed the European Convention on Human Rights in 1953. And Prof Stevenson, 56, who’s based in Sydney, said: “If you read the definition of the crimes against humanity, the way a section of society, unmarried mothers, were persecuted certainly suggests to me they could well have a case.
“Imagine the cruelty involved in denying a mother the opportunity to ever see or touch her child again, that you would take her child away and give it to another family, sometimes even in another country.
“Many of those women were not even allowed to have a picture of their child.
“The stories Scotland’s mothers have been telling me are every bit as heartbreaking as those which prompted the Australian ­government to apologise in 2013.
“Having extensively studied cases from all over the world, I believe there was a concerted policy to groom vulnerable young mothers to relinquish their babies simply because they weren’t married.
“Experts knew this decades ago. I’ve seen the studies concluding the best place for a child was with its mother but, despite knowing that, authorities groomed unmarried women saying the ‘best thing’ for their baby would be adoption.
Single mothers would often be treated very differently in hospital from married mothers, segregated, refused pain relief, made to feel they had done wrong. Can you imagine the outcry today if a group of patients were treated so differently? That’s exactly what happened across Europe, America, Canada and Australia.
“Some of the experiences were cruel and inhumane – women chained to their beds while giving birth, not being allowed to touch their baby, babies routinely removed immediately after birth. Some mothers even had pillows put over their faces during
childbirth so they couldn’t see their baby. Some had babies taken away while still sedated. Others were deliberately not told about their revocation rights.
“It was almost as if society wanted to punish those women and it was all dressed up as being in the best interests of the child.”
Prof Stevenson reveals that many forced adoption victims went on to develop mental
disorders as a result of the trauma of having their baby taken and later suffered a lifetime of depression and anxiety disorders.
She also claims many adoptees were also deeply affected by forced separation, suffering higher depression and suicide rates.
Prof Stevenson added: “Too many live with the stigma forced upon them, bottling up all that pain for fear of being judged – that’s tragic in this day and age.
“Studies reveal 40 per cent of those mothers never had another child. Those who did carried emotional scars which impacted on others in their family.”
Prof Stevenson, a lecturer at the Australian Catholic University, is supporting Paisley mum Marion McMillan, who is leading ­Scotland’s campaign for an adoption apology.
Marion, 67, a former childminder, was forced to give up her first-born son in 1967 because she was single.
Her MSP Neil Bibby has thrown his weight behind calls for Scotland’s children’s minister to issue a formal apology.
Acting Children’s Minister Fiona McLeod said: “This Government have a great deal of sympathy for those women whose experiences clearly show them to be victims of the prevailing moral and social behaviour of their time.”
Prof Stevenson added: “I hope the Scottish Government get behind Marion’s campaign.
Scotland has a unique opportunity to lead the way in Europe.
“Scotland needs to show it is a good country – that means facing up to the mistakes of the past. That is why the Government should apologise for what was done.
“If they don’t, I expect human rights cases will inevitably be pursued.”

   

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The Hollie Greig Hoax? HERE’S The REAL Truth About the Hollie Greig Case :: SCOTLAND NEXT ?China begins arresting journalists


Sunday, 6 September 2015

SCOTLAND NEXT ?China begins arresting journalists

China begins arresting journalists for reporting on global market crash By on 6th September 2015Illuminati Criminals, The Police State, Useless MediaStock-Money-Market-Crash-Down-Arrow
‘The Chinese government is known for its authoritarianism and secrecy, which helps explain why there has been a crackdown of sorts on any journalists seeking to report the truth surrounding China’s stock market plunge and economic disorder. (Republished from Collapse.news.)
As noted by Zero Hedge, Chinese authorities have been working for two months to control not just the country’s stock market but also the narrative surrounding the market’s recent negative performance.
“After an unwind in the CNY1 trillion back alley margin lending complex sparked a late June selloff, China cobbled together a plunge protection team run by China Securities Finance (an arm of CSRC [China Securities Regulatory Commission]) and began intervening in the market,” Zero Hedge reported. “That effort has cost an estimated CNY900 billion so far.”‘
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The Hollie Greig Hoax? HERE’S The REAL Truth About the Hollie Greig Case :: Scotland is the assault capital of the world


Sunday, 6 September 2015

Scotland is the assault capital of the world

Scotland is the assault capital of the world according to UN stats on violent crime

UN figures say you’re seven times more likely to be attacked here than any other country in the world – but the Scottish Government is unhappy with the judgement.

Media ScotlandPolice are appealing for informationPolice are appealing for informationSCOTLAND is the assault capital of the world according to new United Nations statistics.
The shocking data shows that we are more likely to be the victims of a physical attack than any other country.
ADVERTISING Scotland fared worse than notorious crime hotspots such as Mexico, Colombia and El Salvador.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes report claimed Scotland is the world leading location for attacks resulting in “serious bodily injury”.
Nearly 1,200 people per 100,000 were assaulted in 2013.
The figure is more than double the rate in England and seven times the average for the rest of the world combined.
The UN research looked at more than 80 countries including rich and poor nations in North and South America, Africa and Asia.
You’re more likely to be attacked here in Scotland than in places like Mexico and Colombia.Scottish Conservative justice spokeswoman Margaret Mitchell said: “The revelation that Scots stand the highest chance of being assaulted sends out the worst possible image of Scotland.
“The SNP government can’t dismiss the findings by saying the increase is down to an improvement in the number of assaults being detected.
“It needs to address this issue now to provide the assurance that Scotland is a safe place to live.”
The Scottish Government questioned whether the figures for each country were comparing like for like.
A spokesman said: “It is wrong to make cross-country comparisons using these statistics because of the different ways offences are defined, and the different ways of counting and recording crimes and offences across the world.
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SCOTT PATTINSONS PETITION GOES FORWARD


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

SCOTT PATTINSONS PETITION GOES FORWARD

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SCOTLAND THE …CORRUPT


Thursday, 17 April 2014

SCOTLAND THE …CORRUPT

Tartan Cash for Honours


Officially Scottish bus-king Sir Brian Souter got his knighthood for services to transport and the voluntary sector. Scotland is in a bit of a tiff though given it has emerged that it the SNP executive that put him up for the gong. It’s apparently just coincidence that Souter is the nationalist’s biggest donor.  Guido remembers the days when the SNP led the charge in Parliament against the Cash for Honours scandal. What was it that Alex Salmond said in 2007?

“There is hardly a single person in the Palace of Westminster who would not freely concede that throughout the London based parties, there has been a political culture which allowed a relationship between financial donations and nominations for honours.”

It seems that has spread north…Tags: August 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm Comments (197)

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