and Gary writes to Nicola Sturgeon (email, 23 September):
Nicola Sturgeon MSP Deputy First Minister,
I am writing once again to you in hope of response (previous below on related matter) on what I and many others consider as a matter of the utmost urgency, INSTITUTIONAL CHILD ABUSE, CHILD ABUSE IN GENERAL AND OF COURSE THE ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL AND RITUAL ABUSE MADE BY HOLLIE GREIG. WHICH ALL GO HAND IN HAND WITH FAILINGS OF THE SCOTTISH AUTHORITIES TO DO ANYTHING WHATSOEVER ABOUT THE ABUSE TAKING PLACE BUT ALSO THEIR DISGRACEFUL ATTEMPTS TO PUSH THEM ASIDE. We also have the persecution of those who seek to expose the abuse such as Tim Rustige and Robert Green who is still under virtual house arrest with no clear charge and no prospect of proper council.
(Struggling to avoid ‘fishy’ metaphors here but SNP leadership names don’t make it easy!)
Letter from Lorna (Perth) to SNP new leader designate Nicola Sturgeon:
21st September 2014
THE CONTINUING CONCERN OF A LACK OF GOVERNMENT INQUIRY INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
Dear Ms Sturgeon,
Independence or not, there is still the opportunity for Scotland to show the rest of the World that it is a leading country. The subject of paedophilia in Scotland, both past and present, has never been so prominent in the media as it is now and needs full and urgent investigation. If you choose to take up the position of First Minister, can you assure the Scottish electorate that you would make this a matter of priority?
The ball appears to be in Nicola Sturgeon’s court – thanks to Rusty for setting it rolling. Hopefully others will give it/her a nudge too!
Tym ‘Rusty’ Rustige
22, Burlington Court,
WA14 1JT 19/09/2014
Dear Ms Sturgeon,
With the Scottish National Party political structure undergoing a radical sea change following the No vote Independence referendum defeat on the 18th inst and Alex Salmond announcing his intention to resign as First Minister and party leader in November, this set of circumstances places yourself as an odds-on favourite to succeed him as party leader and hence First Minister.
On the last day before the Referendum I decided to go campaigning in Scotland on Hollie Greig/anti-paedophilia issues, as part of my ‘Battle for Britain’s Children 2014’. If Scotland got independence it could prove considerably more difficult if not impossible for an English person to campaign on Scottish streets on an issue of such proven sensitivity. There was even a danger that if the worst came to the worst (as I saw it, anyway) by the end of this week Hollie’s quest for justice and everything that Anne and Robert Green and not forgetting Tim Rustige have put into that over many years could disappear altogether down the rabbit-hole of history. A prime opportunity to strike a body-blow at the confraternity that prey on children in these islands could be lost forever…
A supporter recently contacted Blair McDougall of the Better Together campaign about this issue but has had no response. This is what she wrote:
5th September 2014
Dear Mr McDougall,
I wish to bring to your attention the total absence of an enquiry into child abuse in Scotland.
Today I have spoken at length with Callum Munro and James McMordie at Better Together.
It is abundantly clear that few in Scotland are aware that the over-arching enquiry into child abuse established at Westminster in July does not include Scotland. Even the announcement today of Fiona Woolf to lead the enquiry has not made this fact any clearer.
The issue is of course the HOLLIE GREIG case, by now synonymous with a catalogue of shocking anomalies including the non-investigated, medically-proven serial abuse of a Scottish Down’s Syndrome girl and the likewise non-investigated, suspiciously violent death of her uncle, key witness to her abuse, as well as the unlawful sectioning to a mental institution of her mother, plus a multitude of other breaches of the legal & judicial process and of police codes of office, multiple instances of perjury, breaches of Electoral law and Information law, misappropriation and misuse of public funds, incitement to wrong-doing and collusion between bodies in positions of public trust and much, much more – all having occurred under the administration and jurisdiction of and with the full cognizance of the present leadership of Scotland which is contending to continue as the leadership of an independent nation as of 18th September 2014.
In the lead-up to the Referendum Robert has written to the Better Together campaign regarding the Hollie Greig issue & cover-up and the failure of Alex Salmond to answer basic questions on the subject put to him via the Freedom of Information Commissioner in 2011. His failure in this regard is tantamount to a breach of the law, a serious fact that has so far been concealed from the Scottish voting public, yet shouldn’t they be made aware of it? The dereliction of his moral as well as legal duty on such an important issue as child-protection by the main contender for the leadership of an independent Scotland should surely be weighed into their considerations of all in process of coming to a decision as to whether to vote ‘Yes’ on 18th September. While it offers the ‘No’ campaign an opportunity to secure the advantage and rein in the still-undecided voters.