Friday, August 5, 2011
Just Who Is Greg Lance-Watkins ?
Greg Lance-Watkins was introduced to myself in early 2009 as a person who would be able to assist in the Hollie Greig campaign by virtue of his media contacts and his past experience in dealing with cases of child abuse and miscarriages of justice. With his cut-glass accent and talk of being educated at Cambridge and Sandhurst, he cut an impressive figure and he proved a valuable member of the team in the early days. He ran the “Stolen Kids” blog, which was an invaluable repository of information, and his contacts helped to get the story of Hollie’s compensation payment into the “News Of The World”.
From day one, Watkins was not an easy person to get along with. Highly opinionated, he adopted a belligerent attitude and often tried to cajole me into helping in his other campaigns, which generally related to opposing the EU. As he told myself and other members of the team that he was suffering from cancer, this earned him a degree of sympathy and we overlooked some of his more extreme behaviour.
When I stood in the 2010 General Election, we co-operated with UKIP and stories began to emerge about his relationship with that party. He had previously been a vocal UKIP supporter but after falling-out with them, he performed a 180 degree turn and criticised them at every opportunity, devoting a number of blogs to vitriolic abuse of prominent figures in the party. At around the same time, Anne Greig had lost faith in the “Stolen Kids” blog and, having decided that she could no longer tolerate Watkins’ obnoxious behaviour, he was effectively “sacked” from the campaign on April 30th 2010.
In similar fashion to his volte-face with UKIP, he devoted the “Stolen Kids” blog to attacking Hollie’s campaign for justice. Rather than admit to being sacked he claimed to have suddenly realised that everything Anne and Hollie was saying was a pack of lies. From May to December 2010 Watkins’ spewed forth bile virtually on a daily basis and subjected myself and dozens of other Hollie supporters to torrents of abuse. I was various described as “a menace to the good function of society”, “a dangerous, irresponsible, criminal liar” and “a Snake Oil Salesman”.
A handful of Hollie supporters struck back at Watkins and it was not difficult to expose him for what he really was. The claims of being educated at Cambridge and Sandhurst were soon found to be false, and evidence emerged of a pattern of disturbed behaviour.
He applauds the murder of an elected politician.
He claims that Gordon Brown is a paedophile and that his wife was paid £140,000 to marry him (at 1.16.50 in the video link below).
One could easily dismiss Watkins as simply a deranged fantasist but there are reasons to believe that he may have sinister connections. Consider the following questions:
Why has Watkins never been arrested and charged when he has named alleged paedophiles on his blog ? This is the crux of the criminal charges against myself and the Crown Office consistently refuse to answer this question.
Following the raid on Anne and Hollie’s home in June 2010 how did Watkins come into the possession of family photographs which were removed by the police ?
How did Watkins know about certain statements which were made at my court appearance in January 2011 which were not made public ?