Latest UK lunacy

Akaky Akakievitch

Found myself on the Guardian website this evening, and came across this article, published today (3rd Jan '23):

Quite an unusual feature for a Guardian article too -- a headline describing a woman guilty of a major crime, where the men (including 'white men') are totally innocent and found not to be the evil rapists they were accused of being:

A 22-year-old woman from Barrow-in-Furness has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice by telling “malevolent” lies about being trafficked by an Asian grooming gang and making false rape allegations against a series of white men.

Eleanor Williams, known as Ellie, sparked a worldwide solidarity movement when she posted graphic photos of herself on Facebook, alleging she had been beaten and raped by men who took her to sex “parties” around the north-west of England.

The post, made during the first Covid lockdown on 20 May 2020, prompted more than 100,000 people to join a Facebook group called Justice for Ellie. It led to a line of merchandise featuring a purple elephant, her favourite animal, and prompted a crowdfunder, which saw more than 1,000 people donate £22,000 to help her and bring her abusers to justice.

Did anyone else hear about this as it was going on a couple years ago? This was the first I'd heard of it.

It set off a chain of events that included a far-right group gaining a foothold in Barrow, and drove a sharp rise in racism and Islamophobia. Curry house windows were smashed, beloved restaurants were boycotted and one Muslim takeaway owner was chased down the street by men who poured alcohol over his head. A local reporter who covered the case had to leave Cumbria on police advice after receiving numerous death threats.

It also ruined the lives of those she falsely accused, who were spat at, ostracised and called “paedo” in the street. What Williams failed to mention in her viral Facebook post was that she had already been charged with making false rape allegations against four men.


Other innocent men were framed as traffickers: a random stranger she had a brief encounter with in a back alley in Preston; a boy from Barrow whose home she had been drinking in. Others found themselves drawn into her web of deceit when she started chatting to them online and then changed their names in her phone to make them look like Asian abusers.


Much of the initial public sympathy came because of the photographs Williams posted purporting to show her injuries: black eyes, swollen lips, bruises and slash marks all over her body, and a little finger almost severed at the tip.

But a forensic pathologist who examined the photos concluded that the injuries were self-inflicted, probably with a claw hammer police found covered in Williams’s blood but absent of anyone else’s DNA. The jury was told that a few days before making the Facebook post, Williams had bought a claw hammer from Tesco.


He said Williams’s false claims provided “fuel” for a far-right group, Patriotic Alternative, to start campaigning in the Cumbrian town.

A jury of six men and six women took just three-and-a-half hours to find Williams unanimously guilty of eight counts of perverting the course of justice.

Wendy Lloyd, senior crown prosecutor with the north-west rape and serious sexual offence unit, said: “The impact on those falsely accused has been devastating and this conviction now fully exonerates the men who she accused of serious sexual abuse.

“Each of Eleanor Williams’s accusations were thoroughly investigated, until it became clear that they were completely and incontrovertibly untrue and made with malevolent intent.

“False accusations of this kind are very rare. This has been an unusual case and it is important for victims of rape or sexual assault to understand that they should never fear coming forward to report the crime to police.”

Williams will be sentenced on 13 and 14 March.

The Guardian articles do not have a comments feature, so there's no sense of any immediate reaction this is stirring among people. I imagine it would invite anti-Guardian ways of thinking, about the dangers of women in society and their propensity to commit major crimes, showing that they're not the innocent lambs society makes them out to be these days.

It will be interesting to see what sort of sentence she receives for this. According to a UK solicitors, anyone who is found guilty of "perverting the course of justice" can be eligible for life imprisonment, although the average sentence is usually much lower, depending on circumstances, but it is seen as a major offence akin to murder:

When sentencing for an offence of perverting the course of justice, the court will take into account the nature of the criminal case which was interfered with, and the consequences (or possible consequences) of that interference.

Perverting the course of justice is a common law offence, the maximum possible sentence for which is life imprisonment and/or a fine. A prison sentence will be imposed for perverting the course of justice in the majority of cases, but the current CPS guidelines recommend an average sentence length of between four and 36 months. The court may also impose a fine, a suspended sentence or a community order.

I couldn't help but think if it was a man in her position, who had lied and deceived others like this on a such a massive scale, inflicting so much chaos and disruption upon the town and its inhabitants, that he would practically be thrown onto a public bonfire. But I get the impression she will not be heavily punished here, I'm not sure.

It also sounds like she is battling with a deep-seated pathology or psychosis, to have deceived so many on this sort of scale and self-inflict those terrible wounds, so she may be charged as criminally-insane, but I'm unfamiliar with law, so don't take my word for it. We'll see how this situation transpires in a few months' time, but anyway, thought this one was fitting of the thread title "Latest UK lunacy".

Akaky Akakievitch

Mark Collett (of Patriotic Alternative) follows up on the Ellie story:

The potentially dangerous outcome of this case is, as he rightly puts it, that the media will use it to try and keep people distracted from the very real grooming gangs that operate throughout the country, making it seem like it's all a far-right conspiracy. Her case was a genuine rarity, but it's not to say that all the other claims are bogus, and it is simply a fear of appearing racist or against the woke narrative that shuts up the mainstream journalists from saying anything critical about it; essentially that all the grooming gangs just happen to entirely consist of brown men of fighting age; or the government for that matter, they're just as complicit considering their lack of action. Ironically it was when Sajid Javid (a Pakistani man) was Home Sectrary, he was due to announce the findings of an investigation into the (asian) grooming gangs and child sexual abuse occuring throughout the country in 2019... but he had the right to remain silent, i suppose, or didn't want to defame his blood brothers, so nothing was done about it and it continues uninterrupted, sadly.

Akaky Akakievitch

A fairly successful popstar that most Brits will have heard of, M.I.A., has been banned from performing at a music festival in London for saying "Jesus is real" -- despite the fact that she is a woman of colour... not even her diversity credentials can save her here.

As AA rightly says, If they want to ban you, they will ban you. They will find a reason. There is no strategy you can use to avoid it.



Orthodox Inquirer


I have to keep reminding myself that my taxes go towards funding the round the clock brainwashing operation known as the BBC. It's like living in the twilight zone. The head of state is formally the head of a Protestant church and yet the stateowned broadcaster works day and night to present sin as virtue. Here's two more articles they published in recent days. There's no news in any of them, they're simply designed to condition people to praise and justify sin. Quite literally the spirit of the anti-Christ.

Jasvir Singh: 'I'm a devout Sikh - and married to a man'

Jasvir Singh is one of the most prominent Sikh voices in British public life. He is also gay - a fact that he has kept mostly private until now. It's put him at odds with some members of his own community, but he says he now wants to speak up about his sexuality.

"But I've got nothing to hide and I know that I have got Waheguru [God] with me, as I have had Waheguru with me all the way."
The common thread is in all of these articles is that what is considered Godly and good is wholly subjective. No desire man has should be restrained or judged. Nothing can lead you in the wrong direction. Man can arbitrarily just declare that what he wants to do is good even if all revelation, experience, history and tradition points to the contrary.

Jasvir is a family law barrister and the main Sikh contributor to Radio 4's Thought For The Day. He has just been awarded a CBE for his work bringing faith communities together and advocating for vulnerable groups.
For the benefit of those outside the UK, Radio 4 is operated by the BBC and the Thought For The Day is a daily scripted slot offering "reflections from a faith perspective". So their main contributor for the perspective of Sikhism is a gay man that makes up his own interpretation of the teachings of Sikhism. The CBE stands for Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. So this man has been rewarded/recognised/held up as an example to us all by the Sovereign.

"There is a very small element of the British Sikh community that makes itself loudly heard. From them I have received death threats for being gay, I have been accused on a TV station of being an infidel and I have even had individuals call me up and threaten to expose me."
Here we see the usual modus operandi. Turn everything on its head. Those that hold to what their traditions teach them are a very small element that makes itself loudly and aggressively heard. Those that want to overturn everything are, by implication, the humble and silent majority.

It also speaks of an all-pervading divine spirit and seeing that spirit in everyone irrespective of race or class or gender. This has allowed Sikhs on different sides of the debate to point to scripture as backing up their own position on homosexuality and on same-sex unions.
This is also the usual modus operandi. Present God as a nebulous accepting spirit that we can mould to our desires. Present God as a being who doesn't discriminate or teach anything specifically. The only sin is judgement. Not even God has the power to judge.

"We spoke about the kind of wedding we wanted in great detail, but sadly there was no way of getting married in a gurdwara, even though in my interpretation of the Anand Karaj (the Sikh marriage ceremony), there is no reason for this."
One man's self-serving interpretation is presented as a reasonable counterweight to the entire historical reality of Sikhism.

He says that in the UK, Sikh society is moving towards more acceptance and understanding, and while he is expecting some backlash for speaking up, he is also hoping to be pleasantly surprised by some. "When that wedding video was leaked and maliciously spread around social media, it was the way one of my elderly relatives found out I was gay," he says. "She is in her nineties but she said to another family member, 'As long as he is happy, I am happy' - something we all could learn from."
Rejecting the core tenets of the religion is a move towards acceptance and understanding. By implication holding the tenets of the religion is promoting a lack of acceptance and understanding. Reinterpreting things to justify what you want to do makes everyone happy.

Ian Roberts: The double life and singular purpose of a rugby league legend

After his Saturday afternoon on the pitch, Roberts would spend Saturday night on Oxford Street, Sydney's gay quarter. "There I found the people I admired most," Roberts says. "The trans people, guys doing drag, just gay people on the street doing their thing, living life and living large. "I used to be in awe of these people and their sense of strength and power.
The mind boggles at how one could present as reasonable the perspective that people in bondage to sin are the most admirable and those that have strength and power. This is probably the most demonic sentence I came across.

Roberts was born in Battersea in 1965. He lived in London for a couple of years before his father Ray, unsettled by the city's increasingly cosmopolitan population, moved his young family to Australia. "There was plenty of love in my family," explains Roberts. "But the reality of it is I grew up in a household where there was a lot of racism, and misogynistic and homophobic language. "It was very clear in my house that being same-sex attracted was not something to be proud of or spoken of. "I remember, as a seven year-old, sitting next to my dad watching a documentary show on ABC called Chequerboard. It showed two men kissing. It was the first time two men had kissed on Australian television. "I remember thinking 'that is what I am like'. But my dad, sitting next to me, said 'that makes my skin creep'."
Here we have the emphasis on the only sins we can actually judge people by in this age - racism, misogyny and homophobia. They are all presented as intrinsically linked and unquestionably deviant. Where you have one you have all of them. Views mankind always considered entirely natural - the desire to be surrounded by your own kin, the acknowledgement of differences between the sexes and the unacceptability of fornication and homosexuality are presented as deplorable.

Roberts' father Ray died in December 2014, but not before making peace with himself and a son he had thought too much of an Australian, too much of a sportsman, to be gay. "My dad's journey was quite remarkable. By the end he was a champion, such an ally," says Roberts. "An interviewer once told him that he must be very proud of me. "Dad said 'I am equally proud of all my children, but I will say that I am so grateful that one of my sons was gay because I finally saw the world as it really was'."
Here we have the parable of the prodigal son in reverse. The son returns and offers justification instead of repentence. In return his father repents for having judged him and expresses gratitude and support for his deviance.


After six years of investigation by a committee the Church of England voted to bless homosexual unions:

The next important topic on the agenda is to "issue new guidance on whether gay clergy must remain celibate".