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Covid Whistleblower Stomps On The Foot of the Scottish Establishment
The story of Scotland NHS whistleblower Lesley Roberts and the seeming conspiracy to silence her
In June 2020, Lesley Roberts discovered something that would infuriate even the most mellow of characters.
As she was unpacking soiled clothing from her exhausted 79-year-old mum’s hospital bags, she discovered a document. That document turned out to be a Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR). Lesley and her brother were not aware of the DNR. Hospital staff didn't notify them or seek their permission. They simply played God, denying their mother, Letitia, potentially life-saving treatment if she experienced certain health complications.
But the torment didn’t stop there. Letitia was readmitted to hospital 36 hours later when her oxygen saturation levels tanked. Within an hour of dropping her off, hospital staff were on the phone to Lesley asking if Letitia could be put on another DNR. She told them no. Later that day, they put Letitia in a covid hub instead of back into a ward.
And so, imbued with a thirst for justice, Lesley did something about it.
Skip forward to March 2023 and Lesley, teaming up with the non-for-profit Action for a Safe and Accountable People’s NHS, is handing in a dossier of evidence at Glasgow police station. Based on the evidence compiled, she argued that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her Health Secretary should be held accountable under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which can bring corporate manslaughter charges.
There were three key areas of focus but the most substantial claim alleged misuse of DNRs involving vulnerable or elderly people like she experienced with her mother. Something that at the very least amounts to a failure in the duty of care and at worst, well, some would say manslaughter. Lesley also submitted evidence about how those same elderly patients were arriving at care homes without testing.
Now, if you read any of the great Substack writers who focus on covid then you might have come across the controversy surrounding DNRs, ventilators, and End-of-Life care protocols. In essence, the theory goes that negligent treatment protocols helped quicken and even cause the death of some, if not many, of the elderly in care homes and hospitals. DNRs were likely to be the first step in patients being put on this protocol.
Several datasets paint a disturbing picture:
Despite being the most “vulnerable” throughout the entirety of 2020-2021, care home resident deaths spiked at a very specific time. The peak occurred not when covid was well in circulation but when lockdowns were introduced in March 2020
Did lockdown mark a change in treatment procedure?
Note the red line above shows care home deaths nearing a whopping two thirds of excess deaths.
Second, that mortality spike correlates almost precisely with the rise in the administration of death row sedative Midazolam. A drug that is known to cause respiratory depression, particularly when used in combination with other sedatives.
Dr John Campbell explains more here, clarifying that official advice instructed administrators to disregard respiratory depression:
Third, the spike in Midazolam administration occurred when antibiotic prescriptions nosedived - the typical treatment for pneumonia or pneumonia-like illness.
Fourth, even secondary antibiotic use tumbled.
Then there are the reported dangers that ventilators posed as Dr. Suneel Dhand attested to here:
I published this piece last October summarising Michael Senger’s analysis on the correlation between high excess deaths during the first wave and ventilator hysteria in the US and found similar in hysteria in the UK.
Now, Lesley’s evidence doesn’t touch on these correlations directly but it does challenge how and why DNRs were issued without proper consultation of relatives, which is closely linked and still a missing piece of the puzzle we want to solve.
In April, it was reported by the Scottish Express that police detectives were set to interview Lesley on what she knew. This was a part of the Scotland Police’s Covid-19 National Death Enquiry effort, dubbed ‘Operation Koper’, looking into calls for former SNP Ministers to be prosecuted over avoidable deaths caused by pandemic blunders.
Lesley has 25 years experience as a nurse so it’s safe to say her first-hand clinical testimony would be invaluable in an investigation like this and in the Scottish Covid Inquiry, which she applied to be a core participant (CP) of.
Core participants are given advance copies of reports, the chance to make opening and closing statements and the right to see documents and evidence submitted by others.
But then some troubling updates came.
Lesley was informed that she will not be granted CP status after all because inquiry chair Lord Brailsford said she did not meet the "relevant criteria". Instead, she has been invited to give limited verbal evidence as a witness. This occurred two weeks after she reported Sturgeon and the Scottish Government to the police for corporate manslaughter.
Lesley has since written to new First Minister Humza Yousaf pleading, "the amount of evidence I have is overwhelming and yet despite having this level of evidence my application was rejected for CP status. I duly appealed that and was informed that my appeal had also been rejected with no further right of appeal."
An official from Yousaf’s office simply wrote back, the "Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry is independent of Government" and that it is for Lord Brailsford "to decide how the Inquiry will operate". At roughly the same time, Lesley tried to get back in touch with the Operation Koper detectives, who told her that it is they who will now get in touch with her and take a statement when they can.
Maybe it’s just me but calling a string of delays and denials just days after reporting high-profile politicians for corporate manslaughter a coincidence seems like a cop-out. But since its 2023 and the Orwellian industrial censorship complexes are blossoming left, right, and centre, we better just say poor Lesley has been “coincidenced”…
On a serious note, if Lesley’s story does reveal one thing it is that the structure of these inquiries are far too centralised. The rejection of Lesley’s evidence almost in its entirety on a Lord’s whim proves as much.
Credit to Scottish Unity - Edinburgh Group for helping with the research, they are unparalleled in their knowledge of all things covid-related in regards to Scotland. You can find their Substack here:
And their Odyssey account here