by Mike Philbin
I was watching BBC's The Culture Show last night on the resurgence in the Art of Pamphleting, and (apparently) it's just like being back in good-old Victorian England, mideers. All the best writers/journalists are doing it. Pamphleting's a great platform from which to launch a controversial viewpoint or get across a non-mainstream or publisher-unfriendly opinion. It's the latest thing, darling, dontchaknow...
Well, Robert Green is the man behind the Justice for Hollie Greig case; the Down's Syndrome girl who claims to have been systematically used as a child-rape-toy by prominent members of the Scottish establishment. I met Robert at last year's Abel Danger "victory meal", at the Kings Arms here in Oxford (which I arranged) and found him to be a lovely man; soft spoken, considered. He even gave a short interview on camera to Sue Freeman's which was 'live streamed'.
Here's an excerpt from Robert Green's last blog entry before his (kafkaesque) trial:
This week it was announced that Liam Gibson, described as one of Scotland`s most notorious purveyors of child pornography, was spared a jail sentence despite Lothian & Borders Police discovering 50,000 images of child pornography at his home.
In 2009, Douglas Haggarty QC, a senior member of the Legal Aid Board with the responsibility and influence in deciding if I should be granted legal aid, was found to have committed a sexual act with a 17-year-old male prostitute in the public toilet of British Home Stores, St Enoch Centre, Glasgow on a Saturday afternoon at a time when the store was full of families out shopping. Mr Haggarty was not only spared prison, but was allowed to retain his lucrative job in a position of public trust.
In 2001, when Elish Angiolini was busy covering up over Hollie`s allegations, in an unrelated case, a 22-year-old man who admitted to raping a 10-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy was allowed to walk free. This was reported in The Times and The Telegraph in May of that year. Angiolini was subsequently forced into a public apology for her incompetence. This monumental blunder did not prevent her climbing to the highest office in the justice system.
Pamphleting, or handing out information such as this, in the streets now carries a ONE YEAR jail sentence, as handed down (not by a jury trial) but by a single judge acting on behalf of all judges, one imagines, Sheriff Principal Edward Bowen. Well, Judge Bowen came down on Robert Green like a TON OF BRICKS and handed out a ruthless one-year jail sentence for Green's heinous public pamphleting campaign of terror. And let this be a lesson to you all - no one wants the truth out. And they will arrest, detain, claim terrorist on ANYONE who gets in their way. Got that, slave?
Robert Green is currently being held at HMP Aberdeen and he's suggested that people contact his Member of Parliament (David Mowat) at firstname.lastname@example.org to get this matter raised with the proper authorities, like that'll do much good.