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  1. Philtrum

    Jeffery Epstein & Friends

    A highly respected former Royal protection officer has raised questions about Prince Andrew's 'alibi' for the night he allegedly had sex with teenage trafficking victim Virginia Roberts. In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, the officer says he believes the Prince may have returned to Buckingham Palace in the early hours of March 11, 2001 – contradicting his account of being 'at home' all evening after taking his daughter Beatrice to Pizza Express in Woking. Ms Roberts, then 17, claims that earlier that night she was coerced into having sex with the Duke after being flown to London by serial paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Speaking for the first time, the officer – who had an 'exemplary' 23-year career in the Metropolitan Police – recalls how the Duke of York arrived by car at the front of the Palace in the middle of the night and hurled abuse at guards when they did not open the gates quickly enough. Crucially, he believes it could have been the same evening the Duke was alleged to have had sex with Ms Roberts at the home of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell after dancing at Tramp nightclub in London. If correct, his bombshell account would shatter Andrew's so-called alibi. The officer has neither requested nor received payment for his interview, and wishes to remain anonymous. But he says he has spoken out through a desire 'to see justice done'. He has agreed to speak to the lawyers acting for Epstein's victims, who have repeatedly urged the Prince to cooperate with them. The astonishing claims – provided in an affidavit signed by the officer – are also likely to be seized upon by the FBI. Agents want to talk to the Duke about Epstein, a prolific sex offender who abused Ms Roberts and killed himself last year while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. His account will heap new pressure on the Metropolitan Police to disclose any information it holds on Andrew's whereabouts on the day he was accused of having sex with Ms Roberts, 24 years his younger. The force has previously refused to reveal where the Duke's police bodyguards were that day, claiming the information could put national security at risk. But the former officer intends to use data protection and freedom of information laws to access his own shift roster and other documents to confirm whether his account is correct. 'Having considered Prince Andrew's alibi with my own recollections, it is my belief that the abusive confrontation with the royal could have been in the early hours of Sunday March 11, 2001,' said the officer. 'To be 100 per cent certain I would like access to my duty roster for that month. I believe I have a right to know my own shift patterns.' Last night, Lisa Bloom, a Los Angeles-based lawyer who represents several of Epstein's victims, said: 'We have been hoping that another witness would come forward and we encourage any others to contact me as well. 'I would be delighted to speak with the officer. It is now more imperative than ever that Prince Andrew does as he promised and cooperates with the FBI's investigation.' A lawyer representing several other victims said he was keen to meet the officer, too, adding: 'We have being urging Prince Andrew to tell the FBI what he knows and we continue to do so.' Ms Roberts – now 36 and going by her married surname Giuffre – alleges she was ordered to have sex with the Duke at the Belgravia home of Ms Maxwell, which is barely a mile from Buckingham Palace. This was the first of three alleged sexual encounters with the Prince. Andrew has repeatedly and categorically denied having any sexual contact with Ms Roberts and, for the first time, provided an 'alibi' during a disastrous interview with the BBC's Newsnight in November. Speaking to Emily Maitlis, he said it 'couldn't have happened' because he was at home with his children. 'I was at home, I was with the children and I'd taken Beatrice [then aged 12] to a Pizza Express in Woking for a party at I suppose four or five in the afternoon,' he said. 'And then because the Duchess was away, we have a simple rule in the family that when one is away the other one is there.' He specifically remembered this 'because going to Pizza Express in Woking is an unusual thing for me to do'. Asked if he was 'absolutely sure that you were at home on March 10', he replied: 'Yeah.' But for the experienced former police officer, Prince Andrew's explanation stirred a troubling memory from his time serving at Buckingham Palace with SO14, Scotland Yard's elite Royalty Protection Command. On taking up his job in January 2000, the officer was warned that Andrew had a reputation for being rude. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8033111/Former-Royal-protection-officer-raises-questions-Prince-Andrews-alibi.html
  2. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    VAR will probably upgrade this to two goals.
  3. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    As a rule, raising your arms to protect yourself from a speeding ball is not classed as intentional handball. Making that instant distinction is a crucial part of good soccer refereeing. D'oh!
  4. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    Now we know that any future handball where the player is protecting their face will not be given as a penalty.
  5. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    "arms are up that's a penalty" Apparently. But arms are up isn't a penalty.
  6. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    Thought the officials would up their game for city, but if they can't put away the chances they give them.......
  7. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    Turned that shit off now....
  8. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    VAR will give that, cos it's city
  9. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    They'll drag this out long enough to be in next years CL.
  10. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    I'd like the title wrapped up early, plus I hate the cheating twats.
  11. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    This ref is shit. that looked like a dive. The officials are going to have to up their game if they want to give city the win.
  12. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    Fucking VAR screwing city AGAIN! Someone get Stat Man Gaz on the phone.
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    Other Football - 2019/20

    thought the boxing wasn't on until later.
  14. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    It's ok, they can make shit decision and just say 'oops' later and nobody minds.
  15. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    Typical VAR picking on city
  16. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    Are they saying Frank was bold or bald?
  17. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    Apart from VAR single handedly handing us the title, its fucking shite and needs binning. Just train refs properly and punish the shit officials.
  18. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    Var now saying the non red card was a red card. Only it isn't a red card.
  19. Philtrum

    Other Football - 2019/20

    Seems strange that they won't allow the referee the opportunity to go and watch the monitor himself. I know Oliver did this during a cup game and it helped him make what was the correct decision.
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    Other Football - 2019/20

    1-2-3 and in... 1-0 Shot saved, shot hits post and then 3rd shot in.
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    Other Football - 2019/20

    I thought they were kicking Nemo about for a second.
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    Karen Gillan - Probably NSFW

    I'd Jum her manji.
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