Of course the Satanic Connection was poppycock but
that didn't stop Tate making numerous documentaries about it, speaking
at Satan Seminars and generally working long-term with those who were
also obsessed with it until their numbers were swelled by ranks of
todays' crop of dysfunctional victim imposters who find an excuse for
their failure not in Labour's appalling comprehensive educational system
or the free-wheeling benefits system which generated unmotivated
couch-potatoes for two generations, but at some imagined abuse one has
suffered as a child. Under the ever-expanding definition of
'abuse' promulgated by the ever ready NSPCC this may have been a
dysfunctional parent who shouted hysterically at you when you were a
child - or one of those evil parents who smacked their children to stop
them running into the road and getting killed. Almost every adult
today can have their childhood redefined as abusive under the
uber-sensitive definitions of the chattering classes. Not
only does it seem to explain why these lost-souls are on the bottom rung
of society, but also offers a muted class-war which brings its own
rewards to a large section of the populace who have been made totally
reliant upon the state by left-wing political changes.
The Hidden Political Strategy You Need to Know About:
The SAFF has for decades maintained that the child-scare lobby invented
mass-cases of child abuse, including allegations of Satanic Ritual Abuse
to suit it's own purposes which were to hi-jack the media and use it
for propaganda purposes to restructure society along radical feminist
lines, break patriarchal strongholds within it, bring down the political
right-wing, disenfranchise parents and impose a state-parent mentality
on the courts and government.
The 1988 Cleveland Scandal was in fact the first shots in an
intellectual revolution following on from the failure of the Miner's
Strike in 1984 and encapsulated a hatred for everyone in the Tory
Government which brought the unions to their knees. This can clearly be
seen in the constant left wing derision of Thatcher as a 'stealer of milk from children'
the more recent allegations of child sex abuse aimed at most of the
people in her cabinet and the Tory party of the time, dead or
"THE POLITICS OF GENDER:
Or how feminists plan to create a scare which brands all male
as rapists to bring down a patriarchal government
Otherwise known as the Westminster Paedo Allegations:
With the added frisson of the truth about why Butler-Sloss was hounded
out of the Government Child Abuse Inquiry.
Following the publication of the Cleveland Butler Sloss report in 1988,
public meetings were held which included journalist Beatrix Campbell and
the disgraced professionals. Campbell had taken a stand of supporting
the professionals early on in the scandal in 1987. Rallying to their
cause, she had monitored the inquiry and published the first edition of
her book Unofficial Secrets on publication of the report ( which
basically attempted to repudiate the entire inquiry.)
As a feminist Marxist who frequently wrote for the Guardian, Campbell
was an influential propagandist with a large following among
left-leaning welfare professionals. Her platform throughout the
Cleveland saga and beyond, was not the traditional class warfare but the
new politics of gender. This became translated into a theory where men
were substituted for the capitalist ruling class as the oppressors with
women and children their captives. In this world vision sexual abuse was
posited as a universal means of control of women and children (with
boys as well as girls abused by their fathers as a method of induction
This perversion of dogma was not new. It had begun in the 1970s and
became closely aligned with what would come to be known as "repressed
memory" theory. This methodology of abuse "disclosure" became linked
with the family dysfunction model of child sexual abuse that had taken
root in the UK in the early 1980s at Great Ormond St Hospital, the
Tavistock Clinic and the NSPCC.
It can also be seen in the recent hail of abuse and condemnation of
Baroness Butler-Sloss after she was given the job of running the
government's child abuse Inquiry. Why so vehement? Because Butler-Sloss was the judge who oversaw the 1988 Cleveland Inquiry
found that there was no child abuse in any of the cases and that a
coterie of feminist activists combined with crusading paediatricians who
had invented a trick method of 'detecting abuse'. Much like
inkblot test, they checked the shape of the anal
sphinctres of children who came to them with other problems when there
was no other evidence of abuse, and pronounced over 130 of them
positive! This lead to the first ever mass-lifts of children from their
(innocent) families as The Sunday Telegraph made clear at the time:
danger that the Butler-Sloss report did not spell out is that trouble
starts when a fashionable theory tempts social workers to go out and
seek to prove it. Reflex Anal Dilation, was a medical theory and
it was Dr Marietta Higgs who sought (on one memorable occasion late at
night in a hospital ward) to demonstrate such dilation in a number of
sleeping children and from this to conclude they had been sexually abused......
In Middlesbrough, nurses on night duty who watched Marietta Higgs and
Geoffrey Wyatt apparently touring wards to examine children, expressed
the view that the doctors had taken leave of their senses, but it did
not save the children. "Sunday Telegraph Page 11; 7th April 1991.
Of course today we have a new generation of people who do not remember
the past and who are ready to accept the opinions of people like Tate
(and 2nd rate alternative comedians) that Thatcher and her ilk made this
country worse not better. People who are constantly reminded, amongst
other things, of the 'appalling' actions of the police against the poor
miners, but who never once mention the miners who Killed poor taxi
driver David Wilke
just because he was ferrying other miners to work by stoving his chest
in when they ambushed a column of vehicles by throwing a large concrete
block through his windscreen from a bridge on the M1. Nor do you often
hear of the many instances of mob-violence, fire-setting and serious
assaults on other miners at pits in Nottinghamshire which did not follow
the NUM line and continued to work normally. So many are fooled
by the left-wing propaganda in the media these days that there is a
general lack of discernment which makes SRA claims more readily
Britain, most devastatingly in Cleveland in 1987, when more than 100
children were taken into care, effectively kidnapped by the state after
social workers said they had been abused in sex rings, well-educated,
ostensibly liberal campaigners promoted the idea that hooded Satanists
and other sickos were ritualistically raping kids.
panic was not the work of salacious tabloids but of left-leaning social
workers, left-wing magazines like Marxism Today and the New Statesman,
and charities like the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Some people Tim Tate supports
"We have to
look at the labyrinthine world of the sexual abuse industry and those
who influence it; individuals such as Bea Campbell, the writer and
former Stalinist, Judith Dawson-Jones, the
social worker at the
centre of the, 'Nottingham Broxtowe SRA child abuse
case and formerly with the National Children Home (NCH), and Sue
Richardson, the social worker 'at the heart of the Cleveland child abuse
fiasco and recently also with NCH.
All three campaign vigorously for the vindication of their
practices and beliefs and are deeply enmeshed in what is going on.
Another influential lobbyist is Dr. Arnon Bentovim from the Great
Ormond Street Hospital Sexual Abuse Unit. Among others involved are Liz
Kelly, an academic in the Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit at
the University of North London, Julie Bindel, Assistant Director of The
Violence, Abuse and Gender Relations Unit at Leeds
Metropolitan University and
Helen McCollum, a Policy Manager in
the Strategic Policy Unit of Hackney Council. Their 'subject' is taught
in education institutions and finds its way on to training courses and
workplace seminars. This is Sexual Abuse PLC - who have inserted the
parlance of sexual abuse into the language." Source:
In his interview Tate rehearses the Cleveland Scandal as though there
was some debate about it. He insinuates that the public were
hoodwinked by a media complicit in a campaign to hush it up. He blames
the government and in particular Butler-Sloss for hiding the truth in
the Cleveland Inquiry. He makes statement after shocking statement which
viewers have to simply accept, but for those in the know, Tate's clever
use of the English language is telling. For instance in one part
where he is trying to prove that a conspiracy existed to hide the truth
about Cleveland,Tate says:
'In one case a judge refused to allow physical evidence relating to a child's, (short pause whilst Tate's mind grasps for a word other than Anus)
backside, because that child had been abused, refused to allow that in
the courtoom, he just said, 'I'm not having that evidence in my
courtoom' and this was only one of a number of examples of the whole
hostile tenor of the press and the media stopped the child protection system working'.
But Tate is here misrepresenting the fact that the judge was simply refusing to accept the Anal Dilation Syndrome
(ADS, RADS) method used by Higgs and Wynn to mis-identify child-abuse.
The ADS method was and still is, 27 years later, thoroughly derided by
the vast majority of all child-care professionals. Tate omits to mention
that. Instead he makes it appear that the judge refused to accept valid
evidence when presented to him. Once Middlesbrough banned the use
of Anal Dilation testing incidences of child abuse in Cleveland dropped
to just FOUR per year, which was the normal rate of occurrence in the
time preceding Higgs use of ADS. Thus Tate posits a discredited
method of detecting abuse as 'evidence' and uses that to convince his
viewers that the police and courts were conspiring to hide incidences of
abuse in Cleveland when nothing of the kind occurred.
Key points in the Cleveland Mass-Lifts Inquiry
- There had been an increase in diagnoses of child sexual abuse
following the arrival of Dr Marietta Higgs at Middlesbrough General
Hospital in January 1987.
- Some of these diagnoses had identified hitherto unsuspected abuse but most children had been returned to their families.
- Generally the professionals had been inconsiderate to parents,
failed to communicate and failed to undertake any wider assessment of
- There was a long-standing unresolved tension between the police and
social services over the investigation of child sexual abuse.
- There were significant procedural failings in the handling of many of the cases as well as some dubious professional decisions.
- The police were unable to follow up many inquiries, not just because
of denial by the children but also because of failures by professionals
to provide statements and other forms of corroboration.
- The proper use of Place of Safety Orders at the outset was replaced
by the use of Orders not supported by a wider assessment for the
improper purposes of denying parental access and ‘disclosure work’.
- This in turn led to huge increases in contested Interim Care Orders
and then in wardship proceedings to relieve the burden on the juvenile
- Senior managers were not informed by middle managers of the growing crisis until quite late in the day.
- Communication between senior managers in the police and social services was ineffective.
- The police surgeon who led the opposition to the diagnoses should have taken more action to resolve the situation.
- Dr Higgs denied responsibility for much of what happened, never gave
pause for thought, was unable to understand other points of view, saw
opposition as ‘denial,’ caused unnecessary stress to children and
families and failed to take account of resource issues.
- Therapy should never be offered on the assumption that abuse has taken place.
- Stuart Bell MP had overstated the case in relation to the diagnoses
and the social services response but some of his complaints about the
police being obstructed were justified.
- Social services Court Liaison Officers should have sought legal advice.
- Social workers failed to explain to parents how they could appeal against restrictions on access.
- The use and behaviour of some Guardians ad Litem was improper .
- Consent to examinations should be sought explicitly and an explanation given.
- Do not assume that abuse has taken place and that lack of disclosure is a sign of denial.
- The interviews done in Cleveland mostly failed the standards agreed by professionals working in the area of child sexual abuse.
- Avoid trying to improve systems rather than skills because this can create the illusion that knowledge exists when it does not.
- All those involved need to improve what they do and how they do it in the interests of the welfare of children.
Again Tate twists the narrative unfairly when he infers along with his
interviewer that the Butler-Sloss report on Cleveland has somehow been
rarified and become unobtainable on the net. This enables them
both to ignore it's ample evidence and detailed analysis of the case.
The fact is of course that no government documents were published on the
net in 1988 because it didn't then exist! Butler-Sloss's full
inquiry report into Cleveland can be purchased from HMSO publications,
but here's a keypoint list on the right to show how wide of the mark
Tate's estimation of it really is, in particular the bit about Stuart
Bell being criticised by the inquiry and the inference that Higgs was
Tate tells viewers that he was the only person to interview Marietta
Higgs about the Cleveland affair and found her evidence compelling. When
he got back to the office with a report supporting her he said that
other people in the office 'threatened to punch me'.
that this is good evidence of bias against Higgs whereas others find
what she did unforgiveable and his support of her mystifying.
is absolutely pathetic and very frightening. The GMC are totaly out of
order and need a big slap on the wrist for this one. There was a case 20
years ago which most will remember whereby a disgraceful woman doctor
in Cleveland working in cahoots with a uber numpty social worker made
accusations of this type in many many cases and the results were that
these unfortunate children she examined were taken away causing unbelievable heartache until an American professor of pediatrics
showed conclusively that she was carrying out her examinations
incorrectly and her assumptions were very wrong. What happened to this
banshee? She was quietly moved on instead of being struck off." Source:
Of course Tate failed to mention that when he portrayed Higgs as being unfairly treated.
In another section Tate says that a documentary for Channel 4 was scotched the night prior to filming because
"they had been lobbied by an MP, one of the MPs for
the Cleveland Area who had been severely criticised in the Butler-Sloss
report and who was going to get criticised in our film and he had
simply cancelled the film."
What Tate fails to mention is that the MP, whom he avoids naming, can be
no other than Sir Stuart Bell, who died in 2012 from cancer. Bell
was a champion, indeed the ONLY champion of the parents in the early
days of the scandal before the extent of the injustice was known. He
made it his priority to get justice for the Cleveland Families and
it was his hard work in parliament and in the media which broke the
silence of the social work mafia and revealed the extent of what went
wrong in Cleveland.
Tate infers that Bell had somehow 'sat on' his production company. The
likelihood is much more prosaic, a lack of sufficient evidence may have
lead the team to shelve the program. I don't know any journalist
who would capitulate to an MP forcing his views upon them do you?
Tate is no stranger to making statements which turn out to be untrue.
His first book on SRA, Children for The Devil,
was pulped after he libelled a serving police officer (see here)
Stuart Bell was a fine MP and has an excellent reputation.
In connection with this programme Tate insists that he was 'sacked' by
the commissioning editors, but then goes on to explain that this was a
technical dodge to release him from ties with the company so he could go
off and produce the programme on his own whereupon he was then
reinstated. So he WASNT' really sacked was he? Inferring
that he'd been sacked for wanting to publish information others wanted
him to keep quiet is grossly misleading and demands factual proof.
The SAFF research library contains information to the effect that this
YTV programme was being produced in two parts. Only one part of which
was being done by Tate, the other gave an opportunity for the Cleveland
victims (i.e. the falsely accused families) to give their version of
Another glaring example of Tate's elastane thinking comes in another section of the interview where he says:
"The question people should be asking is...about
the government handling of those children..by government order, by order
of the Department of Health all records relating to those children as a
group were destroyed. Now there is no good reason to do that...I think
people have a right to ask why that happened."
|"In 1988 Beatrix Campbell wrote the article Child sexual
abuse and the pro-family State in Britain
published in Radical America Vol 21:4 that detailed her
long-standing belief that the family is an institution
primarily conceived for the mass abuse of children. |
1988 book Unofficial Secrets: Child Sexual Abuse -
The Cleveland Case details her 'take' on the
Cleveland RAD Scandal, and contrasts heavily with local
Labour MP Stuart Bells account of the same events
detailed in When Salem Came to the Boro, The True
Story of the Cleveland Child Abuse Crisis (also
The 1987 Cleveland Scandal is regarded by many
observers as being the 'tipping' moment at which child
protection in England and Wales diverted from the
normal standards of professionalism seen elsewhere in
Europe, and at that time, even in the US. The Cleveland
Scandal though incorporated no elements of religious
fundamentalism. Following the Cleveland Scandal,
allegations of mass child abuse in England and Wales
would originate from rhetoric derived from right-wing
religious fundamentalists. Source: Dramatispersonnae
More on Beatrix Campbell's attempt to promote Satanic Ritual Child Abuse for gender-politics here:
But there is an excellent reason why the DoH ordered the destruction on
the files of these children. Cases against every single one of
them were found to be false and thus social services records HAD to be
destroyed to avoid libellous information colouring the children's future
lives and that of their parents. In fact the families were also
paid over a million pounds in compensation for the mistakes of the
social workers and authorities involved in this case. Destroying
false reports in SS files is a required act, thank goodness, yet
Tate portrays it as though it is a mysterious part of a
Tate goes on to say that because the records had been destroyed it is
not now possible to follow up on them and get the information directly
from the kids when they reached adulthood. Tate omits to mention
that all SS documentation is in any event ciphered to avoid
identification so the records would have been useless anyway! His
inference is that the Cleveland children might be able to at last
vindicate the beliefs of those who originally insisted that they were
abused - but all 130 children have lived good lives with their families
for the past 27 years and none of them have attempted to do anything, to
our knowledge, except insist that the Cleveland lifts were a horrendous
mistake. Let me assure Tate that the children we are in
contact with would dearly love to tell what it felt like to be ripped
from a loving family in mass-lifts by state persecutors. He doesn't have
to appeal for it.
In January 2006 in the Real Story
documentary series that's
EXACTLY what the children, now adults, who were scooped in the 'dawn
lifts' during the Rochdale SRA scandal, did. They spoke to Fionna Bruce
honestly and blamed bloody-minded Social Services in every single
instance. Their records too were, rightly, eventually
expunged. Does Tate think that also mysterious?
TIMELINE OF GENDER POLITICS AND HOW FEMINISTS IMPOSED THE SRA MYTH ONTO
THE U.K. WITH THE HELP OF TIM TATE AND THE COOK REPORT
1986: October: Wynne and Hobbs' paper ‘Buggery in
Childhood — a common syndrome of child abuse’
appears in the Lancet
1987: January:Marietta Higgs is appointed
as Cleveland paediatrician
1987: May: Sue Richardson promulgates a new
Cleveland sex-abuse policy
1987: May–June: scandal in Cleveland as 197 children are
falsely taken into care.
1987: June: support group started for the Cleveland
1987: October: Broxtowe estate, near
Nottingham: 7 children removed
1987: High Court hearings on the Cleveland crisis
are held in Leeds
1987: first report of a ‘satanic abuse’ case in Congleton Cheshire
1987–8:Butler-Sloss Judicial Enquiry
and Report on Cleveland
1988: January: first British satanic-abuse propaganda
item, Colchester Gazette, about Cult-Cop Sandi-Gallant in U.S.
1988: April 15: Geoffrey Dickens, forces an adjournment debate in the House of Commons
and makes reference to Witchcraft linked child abuse.
1988: a stacked Evangelical Alliance committee
‘examines’ satanic abuse
with input of fundamentalist group Reachout Trust.
1988: two books with opposed views on the Cleveland
scandal: Stuart Bell, When Salem Came to the Boro’ and Campbell, Unofficial Secrets
1988: Klein and Howes set up a child-abuse
business in southeast England
1988: October: Klein ‘diagnoses’ the first case of
‘satanic abuse’, from Kent
1988: November: Nottingham workers agree they have
a satanic sex ring
1989: January 31: Tim Tate, co-producer of the Cook Report asks Mr Bray for an interview for The Devil's Work. Bray refuses.
1989: February: ten adults face trial in Nottingham
on sex offences against 21 children; eight are
convicted (but not for ‘satanism’)
1989: April: Christian Psychiatrists at Royal
Society of Medicine, London
1989: March: Judith Dawson-Jones and Christine Johnstone co-author
‘When the truth hurts’ for Community Care
2: Tim Tate calls at Mr Bray's shop incognito. Buys occult
paraphernalia later used to set up a filmed reconstruction for the
1989 May 3: Tim Tate's production crew turn up to 'Doorstep' Mr Bray outside his bookshop.
18 July: ‘Devil’s Work’, Central TV’s Cook Report television is
broadcast. Claims satanic abuse is rife with 20 cases so far found (All
eventually turn out to be false).
1989: September: there are satanism conferences at
Reading and Dundee
1989: October: girls are taken into care and
questioned at Trafford
1989: November: a claim of ‘satanic abuse’ stems
from a boy in Rochdale
1989: to December: Klein is director of a child
advocacy centre, Chicago
1990: January: the first Trafford arrest, but the
suspect is released
1990: March: Rochdale’s social services head to a
London ‘satan’ course
1990: May: Klein introduces satanic child abuse to
1990: June: a Cardiff satanism conference, attended
by Rochdale workers
1990: June: Rochdale workers are
‘trained’ in SRA by the Reachout Trust
N.B. Tim Tate used information and personnel from the Reachout Trust in his Cook Report programme.
1990: June: sixteen children in Rochdale are forcibly removed
1990: July–September: hysteria in Rochdale as 3 more children
1990: October: 20 Rochdale children are in
care; 5 are returned
1990: October: Campbell's Dispatches
'discovers' satanism in Nottingham
1990: November: eight ‘W’ children are disappeared
on South Ronaldsay
1990: December: some of the Manchester children are
1990–1: the satanic abuse crisis peaks in Trafford
1991: February: Orkneys girl reports satanism; 9
more children are taken
1991: March: High Court frees remaining ten Rochdale children
1991: March: 9 recently-removed Orkneys children
are ordered home
1991: the new Children Act comes into force; the
number of British children placed in care falls by
one third to 40,000 per annum
1991–5: eight children are removed and kept from
their homes in Ayr
1992: Judith Dawson-Jones is
running the Kite project, Sunderland
1992: October: the Clyde Report on the South
1992: November: an Edinburgh conference on the
South Ronaldsay cas
Tate complains about 'tabloid' coverage confusing the issues in Cleveland but his Cook Report
Special on Satanic Ritual Abuse, the most prominent example of tabloidese imaginable, probably did more to foster
the idea in social workers' minds of the existence of SRA than any
other. Strangely whilst recounting his previous documentary work Tate makes no mention whatsoever of The Cook Report even though he worked closely with Roger Cook for years.
Tate says: Out on the internet there is a lot of
false information. There certain is Tim! "They say Cleveland was the first instance of Ritual
Abuse investigation in the U.K. but that's nonsense",
Tate adds as
if to distance himself from the more outlandish allegations made about
SRA ignoring the fact that the Hampstead false Satanic Abuse Case
occurred a few months earlier, and proved that those manic fantastic,
unproveable and unthinkable accusations which Tated first aired in The Devil's Work
are still working their magic in the minds of the susceptible.
Tate full well knows that many on his side think Cleveland and SRA are
intimately entwined - what makes him think they are not?
"Cleveland was the moment in British contemporary
social history when child protection and family
justice went distinctly off-track, diverting from
other European nations significantly. The
Broxtowe scandal (Ed: Broxtowe occurred three months after the Cleveland Scandal exploded into the headlines) is generally recognised as the
first case in which SRA allegations were made, but Cleveland may perhaps have to
be considered by social historians as not the
'precursor' of the SRA Myth, but rather the first
genuine case; certainly, with its idea of a Vast
Conspiracy; anal rapes being inflicted leaving no
injuries, the absence of any forensic evidence,
no disclosures and the desire by those
professionals engaged, such as Dr Marietta Higgs, Dr Geoffrey Wyatt and
social worker Sue Richardson (a confirmed
SRA Myth/DID/Mind Control advocate to this day) to
press-on regardless, even in the face of a
hopeless lack-of-evidence. Dr. Higgs and Dr.
Wyatt's would later attend early SRA Myth
conference. Cleveland is very similar to the
later false SRA Myth scandals, and
the question as to whether it should be
treated as the first SRA Myth scandal in the
UK is still open for debate. What was missing
though was the obvious facet; no-one was
mentioning 'satanic abuse'; apparently
because Cleveland Police would have certainly
figured rapidly they were being hoodwinked by
Tate worked with and had contact with many in this caucus, particularly in the Broxtowe case in 1988/89.
is no stranger to making allegations which he has failed to
substantiate: During the Broadcasting Complaints Commission hearing
which was held to test the claims made in Tate's notorious Cook Report
Special 'The Devil's Work'
, Tate accused Mr Bray, of The Sorcerer's Apprentice bookshop
of knowing about the investigation of a U.S. satanist for SRA before publishing an article from him in his Lamp of Thoth
The implication was that Mr Bray knew of the indictment yet still went
ahead with promoting the magical group which the satanist ran, therefore
was tacitly promoting SRA.
That allegation, the only one the Cook Report said they could
substantiate from the litany of inferences and implications in Tate's
disgusting programme, was false.
Mr Bray had published the article long-before those allegations (which were incidentally false and later officially dropped as there was no case to answer
) had come to light.
The repartee at the hearing is interesting:
Mr Bray tells BCC council 'That's a lie!'
Tate insisted that he had written proof.
Bray demanded it.
Tate shuffles through pile of papers in panicky fashion.
Tate shuffles again. Then says that he doesn't appear to have that piece
of documentary evidence with him - can he send it on to the BCC
'It doesn't exist
' says Bray.
The BCC, somewhat unfairly, agrees Tate can send on afterwards - but it is never produced.
Strangely the Cook Team also can't produce the original of a filmed
interview with Mr Bray which they deceitfully doctored to make him
appear to be condemning himself. They obviously had the tape
otherwise they couldn't have used it, but now say they can't find it.
The BCC hearing eventually admonishes Tate and Cook for being unfair to
Mr Bray and not making clear on camera that he is not involved in any
form of abuse. This ruling is published in TV times, Radio Times
and broadcast on ITV. You can see one of them in the pic above.
To see the full amazing story of how Tate and Cook misrepresented Mr
Bray and used him as a patsy for allegations of SRA in conjunction with
sectarian activists who intended to try to close down his business click on this link:
Tate gets tough in a high-noon with David Aaronovitch
This 'People's Tribunal
interview with Tim Tate is valuable because it shows just how easily
Tate adjusts facts to suit himself. He recently tried this with
the respected David Aaronovitch, a professional writer who has spent
years at the Times
and has produced various documentaries in a
varied career. Aaronovitch recently interviewed Tate and other SRA
believers for a two-part documentary in the BBC Radio 4 Analysis
series the first part of which was broadcast on 25 May 2015. Following on from Aaronovitch's earlier book Voodoo Histories
(which analysed and debunked all kinds of apocryphal rumour) and
particularly his personal experience of a perniciously hateful false SRA
case in his own neighbourhood (The Hampstead SRA case) , Aaronovitch
wanted to know why the SRA myth had had such a profound effect on child
protection in the U.K. Entitled Satanic Abuse, Anatomy of a Panic,
(a fairly inoccuous title considering that is exactly what it has been for 27 years).
Aaronovitch's approach was that false allegations were interrupting real
help to children in real need and diverting resources away from proper
child-care. Tate was far more self-possessed than he appears in
the 'People's Tribunal'
interview. Unfortunately no mention was
made of the ludicrous allegations Tim Tate had researched for the Cook
Report so the outcome was a conclusion that sat on the
The SAFF warned David Aaronovitch on Twitter (@SAFFtweets /
@Daaronovitch ) that his programme had missed the boat and that he had
effectively let the pro-SRAMist believers off the hook. We
predicted that because he had not backed them 100% he would now be
hounded and attacked at every turn by the hard-core believers.
Within days it began. Tate attacked and professionally criticised
Aaronovitch in two major articles on-line, so did Beatrix Campbell and
Sarah Nelson, both influential activists who have been involved in
promoting this myth since the early 1980s. The criticisms were the
usual mix of uber-feminist allegations that anyone who does not support
their contentions, no matter how batty, are a tacit part of the abuse
of children themselves. Not only that but their
comrades-in-battle in the Rape Crisis Centre and some victim-support
groups also jumped on the 'Let's Shout Down Aaronovitch' campaign.
At one time there were at least four formal complaints made to the BBC
and other authorities about Aaronovitch's documentary. This
overkill (from our point of view Aaronovitch had dealt very
sympathetically with the believers and certainly given them time to
speak their mind) eventually brought a stinging response from David
Aaronovitch which did what his earlier radio programme should have done
in the first place. Tell the truth about these people and their
SRA beliefs. You can see this article here: http://barristerblogger.com/2015/07/05/satanic-abuse-a-reply-to-believers/
Victim-Imposters - modern day Spectral Evidence?
The problem of course with Tate and his coterie of SRA believers is that
they've built, consciously or not, a caucus of supporters over a
quarter of a century of gullible people who undoubtedly include many
Christian fundamentalists as well as nominal Christians who EXPECT to
find Satan under every Sofa.
False memories are planted in Christian Counselling sessions and
patients are passed over into permanent therapy for memory
consolidation. Then paraded to the media in order to qualify for
continued therapy, support and of course high payouts. All the
while they are entitled to keep their sectarian beliefs disguised.
The people who head-up this propaganda machine are using mentally
imbalanced people to interfere with the course of justice in the
U.K. To enact new laws to the detriment of our justice system.
The next new law they are pushing for, and will get, is to make it
mandatory for any person in any professional capacity to have a legal
responsibility to report any form of abuse or be prosecuted for not
doing so. Can you imagine how many 'victims' this will produce as
grist for their mill? This means that if you are in a position of
responsibility you MUST denounce any inkling of abuse immediately or
risk prison yourself. This just underlines the similarity between
false abuse accusations and the Stalinist show-trials in post-war
Russia. Watch how this new law is implemented in the next year or
It was this lobby which has recently altered our laws so much that
anyone can now make any ridiculous allegation about any other person and
on their word only that person can be found guilty, have their life
destroyed and very probably end up in prison based on advocacy WITHOUT
ANY EVIDENCE BEING PUT FORWARD AS PROOF other than the word of the
person accusing them.
The police have been a target of the pro-SRAMists for years (left-wing
allegations of Freemasonic membership - now outlawed in the police - was
a direct result of the pro-SRAMists putting political pressure on the
police ). Police have been trained to respond to any silly allegation as
though it is absolute fact for fear of being accused of being
unsympathetic to 'victims'. For fear of losing public sympathy and
votes the government plays along with the indulgence of public
confession. Dysfunctional people wanting sympathy roll forward in
increasing numbers and their ridiculous assertions are never fully
tested. It has become common knowledge that the best way to get
help, therapy, and financial support is to claim that one has been
sexually abused. It's all win win, except for those who are falsely
for accusers coupled with exceedingly large payouts of tens of
thousands of pounds has combined with a proliferation of
ambulance-chasing injury-lawyers who scoop up thousands more in charges.
In one exemplary instance we know of, the person alleging abuse got
3,000.00 compensation whilst the solicitors who handled his case
The cost of this worthless witch-hunt to the taxpayers of the U.K. is
IMMENSE. The anonymity awarded to victims is being misused in many
cases. We know of at least two where women have made SUCCESSIVE
allegations after the first trial and obtained damages TWICE. This
has given rise to a tremendous number of false allegations caused by
women from broken marriages who want to ensure custody of the children,
to women who get revenge on boyfriends after a breakup. The
pro-SRAMists would like you to believe that these are rare cases but in
fact they are very common and innocent people are being sent to prison
because of it. Giving believers in SRA your tacit support is like
digging your own grave. The population of Germany did much the
same thing with the Jews - tacitly agreed that the Nazis propaganda
about Jews was correct, accusations of Jews killing and drinking the
blood of childen in Der Sturmer were trusted and the population
applauded Nuremberg laws which deprived Jews of their rights and
eventually lead to the Final Solution
where six million Jews were slaughtered. Like them YOU are responsible for suckering in to these lies. "Those who do not remember history are compelled to repeat it."
Remember. Most of the people accused in this witch-hunt were ordinary folk, not satanists
You are not helping the cause of children by believing tall tales that
there is a pan-global conspiracy of satanists in high-places murdering
them. SAFF research has shown that the only thing which is a certainty
after 27 years of this pernicious myth is the HARM it has caused to
children and innocent parents across our land. Everyone wants to protect
children - it is a primal human motivation, but giving power and
influence to people whose political ideology is to destroy our society
from within is not going to help children. Think!