Two offerings from the Gruaniad, on the eve of the publication of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel report, both are littered with inaccuracies.
Vikram Dodd seems hell bent on tying the murder to Rupert Murdoch. Apart from the astonishing fact that private detectives are used by newspapers to find out things, it has eluded the Guardian that “Southern Investigations” had uncovered a dodgy property deal made by Gordon Brown.
Also, if I had a quid for every time the “masonic conspiracy” was aired, I wouldn’t bother with Euromillions. Dodd omits that the main suspects had little to do with lodges, the “suspects” joining only for social drinking and business reasons. Dodd’s theory falls down when the suicide of Alan “Taffy” Holmes” is examined. Holmes “pal” was a main player in Manor of Bensham 7114, subsequently kic
ked out asked to leave. He is now in the same lodge as ex Chief Constable Simon Bailey of Norfolk, who retired 48 hours before the Morgan report was to be published.
Now to Duncan Campbell who should know better. However only three mistakes.
Det Ch Supt Dave Cook and Jacqui Hames were under surveillance, what is left out is that Jacqui Hames was having an affair with her FIRST husband, Michael Hames.
Det Sgt Sid Fillery, the child abuse images were placed on his computer by Holmes “pal” Derek G Haslam, who has a large stash of level 1 to 5 images and who owns an illegal firearm and whose son, P.C James A Haslam illegally accesses the PNC. Did I mention Simon Bailey took early retirement?
Campbell coyly mentions Morgan’s murder linking to “relationships with clients” a quaint way of saying Morgan was shagging many married women. Let us not forget the Bonnici drugs cartel of Gozo. The murderer, or murderers, were in the Metropolitan Police.
Jonathan Rees’ conviction in the Kim James case, why is one voice cut from the tape recording?
To conclude, I was going to quote the “Today is history” speech from “Schindler’s List” or Miss Henfrey’s “The great day is coming” eve of V.E day in the “Singing detective”. I don’t have time as I have a log coach and rail journey. Here is some reading material.