Tonight’s Spotlight special investigation has vindicated what I have said, and stood over, since July 2015.
On the evening the first blog was published the DUP issued a decree that anyone even mentioning or referencing the existence of my blog would be sued the next morning. This- like all of the other threats of legal action- never materialised.
That first blog exposed Gareth Robinson as a fixer and also his playboy lifestyle and regular use of the illegal drug- cocaine.
My blog has exposed those behind Nama ever since July and in September I appeared at the Stormont DFP committee- despite attempts by the Alliance party and DUP to stop me- and provided evidence. That evidence has been vindicated by tonight’s Spotlight.
I also published information on how Frank Cushanhan contrived with Peter Robinson to swindle Glentoran Football Club whilst pretending to help them. That too was vindicated tonight.
I wrote a book (The Three Headed Dog) about the scandal and Paul Tweed- acting on behalf of half a dozen of those named including Frank Cushnahan and Peter Robinson, threatened Amazon with a law suit if they did not ban my book.
The book exposed the golden circle of property developers who had hundreds of millions written off as part of the DUP inspired sweetheart Nama deal and also highlighted the intricate workings of the deal and fixers payments. That third part of the triangle of the Nama scandal was touched upon during tonight’s Spotlight.
Let’s remember that the BBC also have possession of a letter proving David Watters was seeking his fixers fee and laid claim to all of the £7.5m. There is much more to come, including how the money was to be divided up and how Peter Robinson was to receive his slice of the pie.
All the denials issued now look foolish. “Scurrilous and unfounded” was how Peter Robinson described my allegations, whilst stating my DFP committee appearance was a “pantomime”.
Mr Robinson also referred to me as a “village idiot” and the Irish News- who led the way on the story in the mainstream media- as a “rag”. I wonder who the village idiot is now?
Dethroned First Minister Robinson’s namesake Gavin also dismissed the claims as a “storm in a tea cup”. How foolish must he feel tonight.
There is no doubt that Peter Robinson’s political career was hastily brought to a close as a result of the Nama revelations.
How ironic that it was a village idiot, the Irish News and the BBC- all of which he so openly despised- that assisted in bringing it all crashing down.
Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin… Mr Robinson!