I swear there is no connection between my tiddler post of Sunday, and the precipitate departure of Police Chief Peter Spindler from his spot at the tiller of the Good Ship Yewtree on the same day, but you gotta like the coincidence.
We may be running into some choppy weather, lads, and the rats are lining up near the portholes, no doubt ready to follow their brave leader at the twitch of his whisker. However, he's already in the drink, paddling for safe harbor, and if his merry men don't get permission to follow along, they're going to have to bear the brunt of public criticism, especially as none of this is panning out quite the way it was planned, i.e. get a basket-load of nasty celebrities and blame them for the sins of Savile. Much though I find De'Ath a distasteful waste of time, his comment that the plods were looking embarrassed when they came to visit him recently, I think is stating the truth. They should be.
Of course, Tricky Ickey and his faithful followers are already crying conspiracy. Party's over, find another Freemason plot to munch on y'all.
So, where does this leave us at present? Yewtree probably quietly folding its tents and moving away, after a completely useless effort, garnering just the Somerset Tiddler on charges.
What about Outreach? Well, they visited Margaret Jones some months back, in a bullying sort of fashion, and obtained various documents, but they also told her that this was going to take 'years' to thoroughly investigate and reach conclusions. That's heartening - not. At least for the British taxpayer, already scratching around to make the bedroom tax thingy work for them.
Then, all this titillating nonsense was suddenly knocked out of the park by the demise of Savile's good friend, Margaret Thatcher. That should keep him out of the headlines for now, and give other 'operations' a chance to quietly leave town.
Apparently they're dancing in the streets in celebration of her passing - I wasn't a fan, but that seems a little disrespectful, especially as those partying weren't even alive during the Thatcher years. They're part of her legacy, like it or not. But, I digress.
As to the motivation behind these initial complaints by a very few women who attended Duncroft, I have one question, and one question only. I asked it of "Anne" in a prior post, I waited for an explanation during a year on line with the Duncroft women, and I ask it again. If you didn't do it for the money, what DID you do it for?
I'm very encouraged by the departure of Peter Spindler, and I hope in future he uses his own judgment about the role of the police and the scope of their authority. They should NEVER kowtow to the popular press, they should keep all matters relative to minor children and alleged abuse PRIVATE, for the protection of the accuser and the accused.
The complainants are juveniles - or were at the time of the alleged abuse - and should be extended the same privacy rights as juveniles are afforded under law. Special family law courts should be set up for hearings on such cases, and gag orders immediately imposed on the press.