Katster, you would be better off buying several copies of the Big Issue, as Mr McGraw's book 'Crimelord' should be in the comedy section as opposed to the true crime section, however, please feel free to post your review, as you see it, after reading 'Crimelord'. I eagerly await, in anticipation, with regards to this post and incidentally, 'Crimelord' has been on sale for several months now and if you are so interested in reading material contents as described in your post, why haven't you bought the book so far... because WE haven't read it, and nor would we. Why don't you check out Amazon.co.uk, type in 'Crimelord', or 'Liscensee' (David Leslie), then have a look at the reviews. Then you may want to reconsider an appropriate cause to spend wisely on, such as the Big Issue. Because the money would be better off going to worthy causes such as the homeless, as opposed to worthless causes such as lying, cheating grasses....
P.S. Have we hit a raw nerve? is this the information that irks you so much?
ferrisconspiracy : ARCHIVE
Paul Ferris, November 2001
RECORD VIEW nce a liar!
Daily Record 9/5/2000
What you are about to read was printed as part of an editorial view sanctioned by Peter Cox (the then editor) and their solicitors in an attempt to throw a smoke-screen surrounding their own involvement in which the Daily Record/Sunday Mail had signed a contract with the publishers of "The Ferris Conspiracy" to serialise extracts from the book before it went on sale to the general public.
This practice is not unusual between newspapers and publishers as the newspaper gains first access to print whatever sections that best suits their readership and to gauge projected sales for the newspaper itself.
Any newspaper has to deal with the publisher direct and then a reasonable figure has to be agreed by both parties then the newspaper can select whatever material it wishes once a contract is signed.
The Daily Record/Sunday Mail and Mainstream Publishing agreed a £50.000
serialisation deal that also included,TV,RADIO and extensive advertisement for
"The Ferris Conspiracy" in which the total cost for the Daily Record/Sunday
Mail would have been approx close on £200.000!
It came as a bit of a surprise to learn later that this DEAL was not completed
and both parties are still contesting issues to have matters resolved in open
court sometime this year.
Here is what the RECORD VIEW had to say;
PAUL FERRIS is a self-confessed liar,thug,enfoforcer and all-round sleaze-bag. To most people, he is worthless human dross-although some other crooks seem to think he is worth £50,000,preferably dead.
From prison, Ferris mouths a combination of threats and sensational stories worthy of a third-rate gangster film and his former social worker has written a book about "The Ferris Conspiracy".
There have been a number of attempts to glamorise and make excuses for Scotland''s hard-line criminals, but they are not" Good Guys". They are slimy parasites who infest our society. He claims he is performing a public service by making allegations of corruption against police officers. Who would believe a word he says?
Ferris says when he is let loose next year, he wants to be a property sales executive. Would you buy a house from this man-or a book about him?
Reading between the "smoke-screen" you will notice that at no time do they tell you about the serialisation deal as they only wanted their readership to be deceived yet again.
Remember I am :A self-confessed liar,thug,enforcer and all-round sleaze-bag.
I will admit I have told a lie or two (stand-up Peter Cox for I am not alone)
I will admit I have acted like a thug in the past.
I will admit I have been an enforcer in the past.
However I have never confessed to being an "all-round sleaze-bag" although I don't have to look too far to get a flavour of one (on your feet again Peter Cox).
Neither did I set out to "glamorise or make excuses" within The Ferris Conspiracy for any of "Scotland''s hard-line criminals" (and those who have read the book will know) and as for the "Good Guy''s" who exactly are they? And who are the" slimy parasites that infest our society" well.....................................................?
I am sure that every one must think the POLICE are the good guys and that people like me are the BAD GUYS,the"parasites"
The truth is that not all police officers are GOOD GUYS and not all people like me are BAD GUYS it all depends on how you are presented with the facts and by whom.I never claimed to be" performing a public service by making allegations of corruption against police officers"
I exposed the level of police corruption and used secretly recorded audio tapes
of several serving police officers by their own admission openly discussing
murdering me, planting drugs, perjury and inner conflict between members of
the DRUGS SQUAD.
The audio tapes capture what the police were up to and no allegations of corruption were made by me as those who were recorded on audio tape do that quite easily for themselves.
"Who would believe a word he says?" (Peter Cox)
For once I don't need to utter a word I will let certain police officers do that for me and you would think that an editor of Scotland''s best selling tabloid having read transcripts from the audio tapes would want the public to know exactly what is going on within Strathclyde Police.
Cox & c.o. failed in their public duty (not mine) and tried to rubbish "The Ferris Conspiracy" and me in one big smoke-screen that had denied the public the FACTS while protecting the police, so once again who are the real GOOD GUYS and who are the real BAD GUYS? Who are the" parasites" that infest our society?
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Well there you have it folks!
Paul has instructed me to post this in FULL as a demonstration that even highly placed editorial figures were preventing and protecting the police and not the PUBLIC to buy the FERRIS CONSPIRACY WHY?
At the time of printing the above within the DAILY RECORD under the HEADER 'RECORD VIEW' there was also a POLICE MEMO floating around ALL STRATHCLYDE POLICE FORCES that they SHOULD NOT READ THIS BOOK WHY?
FOR THE RECORD (INCLUDING PETER COX) THE FERRIS CONSPIRACY has become one of the best sellers on TRUE CRIME and has been reprinted from 2001 till present day and is now into its FIFTH EDITION.
Peter Cox let his mask slip when he printed the VENOMOUS ATTACK on Mr FERRIS and the PUBLIC ever since have decided to buy THOUSANDS of FERRIS CONSPIRACY that made it a NUBER ONE BEST SELLER so who do you think Peter Cox was trying to protect? THE PUBLIC or THE POLICE?
Please let us have YOUR VIEW