BBC Radio 2 The Jeremy Vine Show

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BBC Radio 2 The Jeremy Vine Show

Post by twotimothytwo » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:17 am

'In the Days of Rain' authoress, Rebecca Stott interviewed on popular UK lunchtime radio show 11 April 2018, with phone calls from 2 other ex-Brethren.

Scroll forward to around 1:11 on the show.

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Re: BBC Radio 2 The Jeremy Vine Show

Post by Philip Mortimer » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:26 pm

Good to hear my old friend Colin Griffiths talking on the phone-in on this show. We got out in 1974.

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Re: BBC Radio 2 The Jeremy Vine Show

Post by Ian McKay » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:44 am

I have just finished listening to this BBC programme.

Jeremy Vine interviewed Rebecca Stott on Radio 2 on 11 April 2018 starting at 1h 11min from the start of the programme. Rebecca described the EB in the 1960s, “the Nazi decade” and the 1970 Aberdeen scandal. She told how it affected her family, and the difficulty people have of adapting to normal life after leaving. The scars of Brethren cruelty can apparently take a long time to heal.

Jeremy Vine then speaks to Colin Griffiths starting at 1 hr 28 minutes. Colin Griffiths was put out in 1979 at the age of 25. He explains how and why.

“We had a collection to get a new site in Gloucester, and the box went round to collect the money and then there were two individuals that were fighting. One wanted a piece of land in one place and one wanted another. So I said we should buy the piece of land that is best served by the money that’s been collected. I was told I was contentious, and would I withdraw the remark, and I didn’t, so I got kicked out, and with that they took my business: they took everything, so I had to start afresh. So I was left with no business. They even came and they would have taken the children away from the house. . . . They’re absolutely ruthless. . . .I’ve not seen my twin sister since 1975. . . . I just can’t believe that a cult can get away with what they do.”

Rebecca finishes by saying it is not right to bring children up the way she was brought up, isolated from the best things in life and indoctrinated with teachings that give them nightmares.

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