You are quite right Iain that the only way one side knows is to attempt to rubbish and discredit. Evidenced yet again by our friend daktari who obviously backs Russell given he is prepared to quote from him.
How strange that daktari is unable to give us the name of even one expert who they believe would benefit the Inquiry. Not one! I think that tells us everything we need to know.
And I find it extraordinary that Russell has managed to get his claws into a relative of Marion Ross’s, who amazingly is openly criticising you for manipulating the media!
MR RUSSELL: Thank you, sir. If I emphasise, these are Malcolm Ross's words, not mine. I have transcribed it and I read it:
"As I understand it, the primary reason for the Scottish Government to launch the Inquiry is to re-establish the Scottish people's confidence in their system of justice. The primary wrong being addressed is the brutal murder of Marion Ross. This wrong and its pursuit has been manipulated, subverted and hijacked by the cleverly managed McKie sideshow. This seems to have been allowed by: (1) the adept manipulation of the press and other methods of information dissemination by the McKie faction; and (2) the serial incompetence, and 16 perhaps malfeasance, of the police and the Justice 17 officers in Scotland.
It is abundantly clear that Malcolm Ross has allowed himself to be used by Russell. I genuinely feel sorry for Malcolm Ross who is now getting himself sucked right into this sorry affair. And having to stand up now under oath and explain why he believes you have manipulated the media, and what evidence he has for this.
If Russell is so genuinely concerned in getting justice for Marion Ross, why is he concerned with Professor Champod? What has he got to fear, if SCRO and Swann and company are correct?
What is there to fear from the truth?
Why hasn’t he asked for the prints to be independently checked and name a person who believes would be suitable?
Because he can’t. He knows there is nobody who is going to support the identification.
After all the marks have been on the Internet for years now, and the Justice 1 Enquiry validated them as being usable images, yet as far as I know not one single expert has verified the SCRO “identification” from those images. Not one, but hundreds have used them to exclude the print as having been made by Shirley.
The bottom line he has is more concerned in himself than in any possible justice for the victim. His actions are quite frankly disgusting and deplorable.
In fairness to Russell I believe the man is genuinely ill. That can be the only excuse for his behaviour. I thought the reaction of the SCRO Experts to Russell’s “rant” at the last Hearing was very telling indeed, and explains why they have distanced themselves from him.
He is now a seriously genuine threat to them all. Bad enough being concerned what you are going to be hit with under oath, but to also now have to worry about a very loose cannon on your own side must make things all that much harder!
I’ll give daktari a few more days to come up with a suitable expert for the Inquiry given he supports Russell against Champod.
If they don’t we will take it as read that there is nobody on this earth they can turn to…..