Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thank You

As this will be my last blog before my trial begins, I would again like to thank all those people around the world who have offered such wonderful support to Hollie and Anne and to me in our many battles over the past three years.

I have always been a great admirer of Scotland and the Scottish people and this view has been in no way diminished by my recent experiences.  In fact, I have been extremely impressed by the sheer scale of decency, kindness, unselfishness and courage displayed by so many Scots in our efforts to secure justice for Hollie and her uncle and all the other vulnerable children and disabled of the country.

Although so many senior figures in politics, the police, medical and justice systems have consistently displayed an alarming lack of courage in protecting Scottish children and the disabled from the terrible ordeals of rape and torture, the conduct of others has been exemplary.

Although none can be said to be part of the Hollie campaign as their roles are governed by impartiality, may I congratulate in particular the Scottish Law Reporter, The Drum and The Firm, whose editor, Steven Raeburn, exemplifies the highest standards and ethics of journalism. There are other publications, too, who have helped when it has been possible for them to do so.

Finally, I must pay tribute to Mr Kevin Dunion OBE, the retiring Freedom of Information for Scotland Commissioner. His departure constitutes a sad loss to all in Scotland who hold dear the principles of democracy, freedom, justice and openness. It is sad to say that in my experience, he is the only senior official in Scotland who has remained faithful to his duty to the public and I congratulate him for his steadfast integrity and courage.

I have no idea what lies ahead in the coming days, but I am greatly moved by your thoughts and prayers.

Let us hope that our efforts will go some way in preventing at least some of the Hollie Greigs of this world from facing such unspeakable horror and evil in the future.

With best wishes and appreciation to you all.

7 comments:

  1. You are 'THE' man.

    IF you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
    And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
    If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    ' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
    if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
    And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

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  2. I feel angry every time I hear the advice given to children who might have suffered abuse (you don't hear it in the media so much these days, but Childline used to give the advice out in the media a lot a few years ago) that if you have been abused to tell someone. Some of us have been trying to tell what happened to us for decades. It is actually dangerous for a young person to report abuse these days, because if the abuser is a relative the person who is being abused can be forced into an even tighter relationship with them, by the family courts, and anyone trying to protect them can all too easily be falsely accused of being either malicious or mad, and sectioned to a psychiatric hospital. So it is a very dangerous time to be a child as there is so much legal protection for paedophiles.

    Nevertheless, people continue to speak out bravely.

    It has taken a gutsy lady with Downs Syndrome and her brave mum to show the child protection system up for the shambles that it is. The day that Shropshire social services got involved in breaking into Hollie Greigs home and allowed that MI5 agent to post pictures of the break in on his website was the day they inadvertantly opened the door for justice for Hollie. As the saying goes, the devil always oversteps his mark.

    This year Stephen Lawrence's parents finally saw two of their sons murderers put behind bars. They have had to fight such a hard battle to see justice. People should not have to fight for justice like this, it just shows that there is something seriously wrong with the justice system.

    We must never ever give up hope.

    MATTHEW 7

    7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

    MATTHEW CHAPTER 5

    3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

    5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

    6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

    7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

    8 Blessed are the pure in bheart: for they shall see God.

    9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

    10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for brighteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

    12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

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  3. When you were born, you cried
    and the world rejoiced.
    Live your life
    so that when you die,
    the world cries and you rejoice.

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  4. God bless you Mr. Green my thoughts and preyers are with you always.
    "When good men do nothing, they are no longer good. Many have the mistaken notion that good is merely the absence of doing that which is wrong. Not so! One is good not merely because he does no evil, but because he is actively working for what is good."

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  5. Robert, I am concerned about something which happened yesterday, that your legal representative went for a private discussion with the prosecution. People have tried to reassure me that it is ok, but as someone who had all the dirty tricks you can imagine pulled on me in the secret family courts I want to tell you about just one of them. I had asked my legal representative (who, unbeknown to me at that time was actually working for both sides at the time, by arranging the paperwork of the opposition) to bring something up in court, and had to nag quite a lot for him to do so. The judge had previously shouted at me and made me get out of my seat and sit behind my solicitor so that he could not see me, because I had put my hand up in court to ask the very important question that my solicitor had failed to ask. So once again, I urged my solicitor to ask the question, and he had a private meeting lasting about half an hour. Then, we went back in court and he brougfht up the question, and the judge shouted at him as well! What I didnt realise at that time that it was all a big show, put on for my benefit. I ended up having to sack the judge and represented myself. It was awful what they put me through and the dirty tricks that were played, well, you would not believe that people could be so wicked unless you had seen it for yourself.

    So please, take care, I personally would stick by that solicitors side as if I were tied to him with a chain, but of course I would never presume to tell you what to do. Just be aware of everything though, and write down everything that happens, every nitty gritty little detail.

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  6. Sorry, I meant I had to sack the solicitor!

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