So said poor, poor, innocent Tory Lord Alistair McAlpine in an interview broadcast today…Meanwhile, his solicitors are looking to do a fat deal on compensation with the BBC, mindful of the fact that, as his solicitor said, ‘it would be the licence-fee payers who’d foot the bill’ -compensation for Newsnight ‘wrongly implicating‘ the Lord, (and not allegedly being ‘wrongly implicated’, because now it is an apparent ‘fact’, despite not having been judged to be so in a court of law ). Let’s hope, that in the interests of humanity, some or all of the compensation proceeds goes towards an organisation like the NSPCC or similar charity, since Lord McAlpine is a wealthy man, and the greater crime is that against the children abused by persons as yet unknown.
Of-course this fits perfectly with the whole Establishment narrative of using the whole affair to attack the Corporation, block out the whole abuse scandal and fire a warning shot across the bows of any investigative journalist who might want to dig deeper still into all of the allegations relating to alleged paedophiles in alleged high places, (allegedly)…
Curiously, along with negotiating compensation, McAlpine’s legal advisers were still also talking about legal action- but riddle me this, if he had a strong enough case for having been somehow, magically, ‘wrongly implicated’, surely he’d sue the BBC for every penny, but since he was never actually named by anyone, I should think he hasn’t a damned leg to stand on according to the law. So as I predicted, in the absence of any actual proof of being ‘wrongly implicated’, no libel case will be forthcoming. Doubtless this serves a purpose, because The Establishment doesn’t want the allegations, nor the nefarious activities of James ‘Jimmy’ McAlpine being rehashed in the courts where there seems little, or no case, to answer , (and nor do they want the awkward issue of the Police supplying a photo and ‘that’ name to Steve Messham, to be brought up again).
IT SEEMS TO ME THAT LORD McALPINE HAS CONVENIENTLY STEPPED INTO THE BREACH TO HEROICALLY ‘OUT’ HIMSELF AS AN INNOCENT MAN- HOW VERY ODD.
So power and influence wins the day, with a Poor Little Rich Lord presented as the central victim of the whole affair (along with ‘outraged licence-fee payers’)…and not the victims of child abuse, past, present and future.
A political decoy issue and a media deflection, if there ever was one, although nagging questions remain amongst us plebs…it’s almost beyond comprehension.
This leaves me in wholehearted agreement with the Tory Lord- “You just think there’s something wrong with the world”…Yes, something very wrong indeed.
THE RICH ARE OUR MISFORTUNE.
FOOTNOTE: It would appear that Lord McAlpine knew about the allegations printed by ‘Scallywag’ magazine (the very same false allegations spread across the internet for some time), twenty years ago and yet, he chose not to prosecute them back then. Asked why not, Lord McAlpine says the magazine was ‘dealt with’ and ‘went bankrupt’- (though that was due to a libel case by former PM John Major and not Lord McAlpine)- so presumably he just let it go. Though I do wonder why he did nothing when he was still politically active, since the horrendous false allegations that have resurfaced now, were exactly the same, and just as appalling as the ones published all those years ago…
As an aside, I do find it somewhat amusing that a man who was an avowed ‘Eurosceptic’ now resides in the south of Italy, still, even the victims of mistaken identity are allowed some degree of sanctimonious hypocrisy…
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