There are some things so momentous in life that for ever after they remain graved on our memory. For those of us old enough to remember, the assassination of JFK is a good example, or, nearer in time, the 9/11 attack on the US. Some things, equally momentous, slide through with barely a nod, and it’s only far, far later that we can look back and say, “Then … that was the moment it all changed!”
There are some things too, of similar effect, but which we never know about. Perhaps because we ourselves weren’t directly involved, or because they were deemed so insignificant when they happened that they didn’t register and have just got lost in the mists of time. I suppose we could call these ‘hidden truths’. But what about the things that are deliberately concealed?
I have recently been told of a case involving a Downs’ syndrome girl named Hollie Greig. Hollie, I believe, is now 32, but as a child she claims to have been ritually abused by a satanic ring in Scotland, which included as part of their number her father and brother. I say ‘claims’ because, when her mother discovered what was happening, help was sought from the police, but the complaint was never followed up. More than that, it appears to have been actively suppressed.
Now I can understand a certain scepticism on the part of the authorities. Hollie apparently named as part of this satanist coven a number of Scottish dignitaries, including a senior police officer, a judge, and a range of highly influential and prominent professionals. She claimed a number of other children also suffered ritual abuse, and that she had witnessed human sacrifice. By any standard this isn’t the sort of thing you expect, so one could perhaps understand, even forgive, a certain unwillingness to investigate the allegations as preposterous. But here’s the thing … relevant evidence, independently verified, was apparently somehow conveniently lost, and the Grampian police, to whom the complaint was made, later claimed to have no knowledge of the case at all. As did also the Crown Office, and Elish Angiolini, the Lord Advocate at the time, who, it is reported, even went so far as to issue legal threats against the mainstream media of Scotland and beyond if any mention of the case was made.
Hollie’s cause is being championed by Robert Green, an anti-abuse campaigner and journalist. He is fighting against all odds to get her case heard, and has, I believe, suffered imprisonment as result. Now, I have no way of knowing whether Hollie is a dangerous fantasist and her claims are complete garbage or not, but I get very worried when active attempts are apparently made to suppress investigation of the truth, and I do know that all principles of justice demand that this young woman receives a hearing and enquiry be made.
VfJUK was formed to be a voice for the voiceless and to defend the abused and oppressed. We don’t know the truth, but given the nature and seriousness of the allegations, and what appears to be a cover-up (which we acknowledge may not be the case), we call now for there to be a free and independent enquiry into both Hollie’s allegations and the alleged cover-up. If you agree, why not write to your MP and the national papers today!
After all, if it really is an unsubstantiated fuss about absolutely nothing, what have they got to hide?