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I BELIEVE YOU- for Steven Messham and the other brave people trying to get the truth out there.

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mignonette Sat 03-Nov-12 21:49:24

I believe the men and women who now feel able to tell us about the abuse they suffered at the hands of powerful and apparently protected people

Time for an 'I believe you' thread again.....

CFSKate Thu 06-Feb-14 11:36:32

Its0kToBeMe Thu 06-Feb-14 11:27:52

Believed and followed.

mummymooch Wed 05-Feb-14 00:50:07

Hello , i'm not sure if this is the correct thread to put this on though topic is the same re truth and children's welfare.

I would like help in getting more support for the politicians to be investigated regarding the evidence found and ignored by Geoff Dickens in the 70's( apparently this would have stopped JS from abusing children). More recently the case reopened by MP Tom Watson who saw the evidence and called for one big super enquiry ( open letters ignored by Theresa May to say why this evidence went missing in the first place) .

Cameron declined a super enquiry but the speech by MP Tom Watson has got smaller investigations underway .

Please sign this petition started by 38 degrees to stop children being abused in care by rich powerful people who seem to be above the law, let them know we care about ALL children and need everyone brought to justice .

mummymooch Sun 11-Aug-13 11:02:49

I believe you Steve i have read other victims stories who have said they too were warned off from telling their stories , as a mother this has made me weep this poor man has been abused all over again by the powers that be so sad .

mignonette Tue 13-Nov-12 10:23:16

Stephen.....Keep going. I believe you.

Darkesteyes Tue 13-Nov-12 02:17:08

It is absolutely disgusting what the DM have done to Steven.

MrsjREwing Tue 13-Nov-12 00:28:17

No need for rules, SM is believed! Hope Steve is ok. That Guardian link is giving me hope the truth will out.

KRITIQ Tue 13-Nov-12 00:26:59

Thanks for the link Dark, which included . . .

In the House of Commons last week, the Labour MP Ann Clwyd called for the report to be published.

She said she had read the Jillings report shortly after it was completed. She said: "I saw it. I wasn't supposed to see it. It was shown to me. I saw it at the time. It was subsequently pulped by the then Clywd county council because they were afraid of the attitudes of the insurers.

"I would say please get the Jillings report published because it shows buggery, rape, bestiality, violent assaults and torture, and the effects on those young boys at that time cannot be under-estimated."

The DM piece was absolutely ghastly.

I believe Steven Messham.

Darkesteyes Mon 12-Nov-12 23:02:24

Feenie Mon 12-Nov-12 22:51:09

Higgle - his solicitor ACTUALLY said "People who are vulnerable . . . a good part of them is so disturbed that they’re not going to be wholly consistent and reliable."

A bit different to the DM's claim that he'd said he made it up.

Don't believe everything you read.

WakeUpRosemary Mon 12-Nov-12 22:49:58

Steven Messham is on twitter and it looks like he's not coping too well. I hope he's OK and I believe him.

This whole thing stinks.

DioneTheDiabolist Mon 12-Nov-12 22:39:25

Higgle, I don't think that explicit rules are needed. The campaign is clear in its aim. Anyway, is it too much to ask that a tiny space be safe for victims on a forum of this size?

As for better candidates, this isn't a scoreboard. If you wish to highlight a case, please do.

AnyaKnowIt Mon 12-Nov-12 22:19:55

Better candidates to support? WTF

higgle Mon 12-Nov-12 22:15:09

Yes, read the link, but it doesn't actually say that. I think the campagn is very important but in view of the comments this person's own solicitor has made about him feel there possibly are better candidates for support. I will bo;w out now because I do not want to detract form the main point.

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Mon 12-Nov-12 22:12:04

There is a link to the campaign from Olivia ^ up there.

Feenie Mon 12-Nov-12 22:07:31

Read the link Olivia kindly posted for you a few posts up.

higgle Mon 12-Nov-12 22:04:35

Where does it say this? where is the rule?

ashesgirl Mon 12-Nov-12 21:58:20

That's fair enough, Dione re: the safe space.

I think it's not clear however, about posting on a thread, if you are unfamiliar with the I Believe You campaign.

DioneTheDiabolist Mon 12-Nov-12 21:56:19

I Believe You threads are places where victims receive support. Very important for those who are living with the effects of sexual abuse and are faced with an adversarial legal system willing to do whatever it takes to discredit them.

Debate on the individual case is not prohibited. Just start another thread.

I Believe You should be a safe space.

Xenia Mon 12-Nov-12 21:54:35

It's totally meaningless. No one doubts he was abused.
Obviously we do not believe those things he says are not to be believed.

We must always start from the position of everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Lynch mob "get the paedos" have no place in Britain.

higgle Mon 12-Nov-12 21:54:13

I did post in support on the rape thread, on this occasion I have read the source material from some of the press articles and defer to the view of Gerard Elias QC, counsel to the Waterhouse inquiry.

MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember Mon 12-Nov-12 21:47:05

It's part of the "We believe you" campaign, higgle.

It's not a place to debate the rights or wrongs of the BBC, or child abuse in general. It is a declaration by mumsnet that if people speak up, we start off from the position (in the absence of hard evidence to the contrary) of belief.

It started with believing women about rape. We can also believe men about rape.

NigellasGuest Mon 12-Nov-12 21:46:29

This is an I Believe You thread - the whole point is to express that I believe you

higgle Mon 12-Nov-12 21:39:55

What exactly is the point of a thread where only one point of view is allowed?
I think we would do well to remember the Orkney cases a few years ago. I practiced as a criminal defence solicitor for more than twenty years and ....well, not much point in expressing an opininon is there?

DioneTheDiabolist Mon 12-Nov-12 21:39:31

I still believe you Steven. I hope you get justice and find peace in the future.

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