Mr Peter Saunders, 'CEO' of NAPAC - He Does Not Like Financial Sloppy Seconds
May 22, 2013
The Victimal Hierarchy
"It is not just in the land of law that the victimal hierarchy applies; we have a classic example in the world of hand outs. Specifically hand-outs in respect of sex. This is not to be confused with prostitution, I know both of them involve a payment for sex, but this is totally different. It is understandable if you are confused. One is a voluntary payment made by the purchaser to a hard pressed ‘sex worker’ honestly toiling her way through the beds – or back seats – of the nation’s menfolk; the other is a retrospective payment for ‘closure’ made by the nation’s tax payers 40 years later to people who were too scared to put their hand out up at the time.
We have had Mssrs Pannone & Co complaining that Savile’s estate which had been left to several charities for the benefit of unknown victims of something or other was ‘being stripped out. It’s as if they’ve thought they can make money out of this, as if they’ve viewed the whole thing as a gravy train’.
Wow! We can’t have victims of say quadriplegia viewing Savile’s estate as a gravy train – that money should be going to proper victims. Real victims of groping and pinching and serious stuff like that.
Except that not everybody agrees. A surprising ‘not everybody’. Like The National Association for People Abused in Childhood.
They have ‘concerns about large amounts of money being given directly to victims‘. They think ‘It’s not always helpful to dole money out to individual survivors’, in fact their Chief Executive [ says: ’I know from personal experience that for vulnerable people, receiving large sums of money is not always the best thing. Money should always come with an offer of help and support. We think survivor organisations are better placed to manage that.’
Or put another way – they think they should be in the first carriage of the gravy train, quite who should be in the second carriage is not clear – the quadriplegics or the gluteus maximus tāctumii?
They’ll be lucky if there’s even standing room – the lawyers are already in the window seats, full English breakfast and an ironed copy of the Times on order. Leafing through their Latin phrasebook to find a suitable term for ‘me first’!
Will the ‘morality laws’ apply to the winners when the train finally comes to rest?"
Saturday 13 April 2013 15.33 BST
Lawyers of abuse victims accuse NatWest of 'milking' Jimmy Savile's estate
"Fears grow that assets are shrinking and that there will not be enough money to compensate those who suffered [who would that be, then? Now then, Now then.]"
Jimmy Savile trust snubs victims’ charity
"A charity for victims of child sex abuse has been dealt a funding blow by the trust set up by Jimmy Savile.
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) asked for cash to support its work after receiving a flood of calls in the wake of the sex abuse scandal surrounding the disgraced [?] late entertainer.
But trustees of the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust emailed chief executive Pete Saunders to tell him that the application had been rejected [presumably, because Mr Savile is an innocent man]."