Dedicated to A Brave Man

I want to dedicate this post to a brave reader who would like to remain anonymous.

His comment.

Another excellent piece of digging.


Would it be safe to assue that this former HMRC inspector is now making his, I would imagine not inconsiderable, living advising anyone who will pay him on how to avoid tax whilst pontificating about a tax avoidance scheme used by MIH.


“Let him who is without sin cast the first stone” and “Render unto Caeser what is Caeser’s” spring to mind.


Isn’t wonderful how the Mhainstream Mhedia will use rumour and conjecture from the RTC blog but blatantly ignore the excellent work you have done documenting.


I, as an adult and non-catholic survivor of two years of sexual and physical abuse at St.Ninian’s List D school in Gartmore in the 1970′s, find it disgraceful that the cover ups continue and references to it are disregarded. I did take some satisfactionfrom the fact that one of my abusers – Charles McKenna – eventually received a prison sentence. I also, with hindsight, find it disgusting that the La Salle Brothers who ran the school and non-clergy staff knew about the abuse and did nothing, I was not the only victim. I apologise for going off topic but this is the first time I have gone” public” with this.


I wish to be anonymous, keep up the good work.

Thanks for the comment my friend and my heart goes out to you for what you have gone through.

I salute your bravery.

Not only in surviving this traumatic period in your life but also for coming forward and giving evidence that saw these deviants brought to task and justice done.

I know it must have been hard for you and the other witnesses when defence lawyer John McCormick accused you of lying.

The Lawyer who’s father is ex-school governor at St Ninian’s.

Also the shameless act of one of the men convicted who tried to join an abuse support group in a bid to gain an alibi for his crimes.

For anyone who is unaware of THE DE LA SALLE AFFAIR: CHILD TORTURE SCANDAL  pupils as young as seven were tortured with electric shock machines and sexually abused at the school run by De La Salle monks.

Ten staff members were reported to the fiscal but only Brother Benedict, Charles McKenna and Jimmy McKinstrey were taken to court.

Let this Brave man’s testimony be  a shining light to all those abused that yes it is hard difficult experience giving evidence but Justice can and will be done!

Also my friend I don’t know if you are aware of this story from the BBC.

A Catholic teaching institute is liable for alleged physical and sexual abuse at a former boys’ school, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Judges said the De La Salle Brotherhood was liable along with the Middlesbrough diocese which owned the school.




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