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From: "Martin Reboul" <>
Subject: Re: The British/English Constitution
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 18:58:24 GMT
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"James Kemp" <> wrote in message
> Someone known as Martin Reboul scribed the following at 02:34:32 on Wed,
> 13 Oct 2004, allegedly:
> >"James Kemp" <> wrote in message
> >> Someone known as Thur scribed the following at 00:17:59 on Tue, 12 Oct
> >> 2004, allegedly:
> >> >Has the USA system anything to offer us?
> >> >Freedom of Information perhaps.
> >> Also from 1 Jan 2005 the rest of the provisions of the FOI Act come into
> >> force. Basically it means that anyone can ask (although it must be in
> >> writing) for any information that is held and it must be supplied within
> >> a defined timescale (15 working days IIRC).
> >Enough time for them to black out all the good bits!
> Well you aren't allowed to do that, but I expect several shredders will
> be worn out between now and 1 Jan '05 as people destroy material so that
> they don't have to disclose it.
> >There are a few things I'd rather like to see, such as the full Jack the
> >files and a certain incident that occured in Rendlesham Forest a few years
> >Anyone else have any ideas?
> Well IIRC the Ripper files are at the PRO in Kew and you can just go
> along and see them.
*Part* of the Ripper files - most are now well known. Interesting aside here,
the Ripper letters went missing during WWII, when the archives were moved to a
safe place outside London to be safe from bombs. The letters disappeared
somewhere en route, and only turned up again quite recently, following the death
of a retired (quite senior) police officer who had accidentally (ahem) taken
them home by mistake and forgot to return them - his widow did so for him,
A close friend of mine is a forensic scientist in the documents analysis dept.
of the Met, and they had a good look at them using modern techniques, though
nothing was revealed as they have been handled and contaminated severely over
the years (I suppose the case is still officially open?). Quite eerie
apparently - the only one thought to be genuine was the one accompanied by half
a kidney (still stained - yuk! she said).
What is allegedly/supposedly/apparently/(fill in extra adjectives here) missing
from the file, is the conclusion of the Police at the time - they didn't dare to
charge the murderer (though they knew who it was) because he was Jewish, and
there was likely to have been an apocalyptic riot in the East End, seething and
simmering with anti-semitism and revolution as it was at the time. He was
therefore consigned to a lunatic asylum for life on the quiet, where he died.
It has the ring of truth, being uncomplicated, fitting the facts and shaved
with Occam's Razor. The missing parts of the file have been missing for a long
time apparently, not for fear of offending the Jews, but because the actions of
the Police and Home Office were illegal and embarrassing to the establishment
even now. It is likely they have been destroyed, though not certain.
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