jjp to quark1
My position about this fellow appears to be exactly the same as yours.
I have also looked at the CV which I think came originally from his own blog and found nothing to corroborate it at all.
I am very suspicious of him, of his M**** Government links and his lack of traceable jounalistic history.
I may be wholly wrong about him but am unwilling to blindly trust him in exactly the same I never placed any faith in CW.
He is clearly linked to L*** and I have heard (nothing confirmed) that L*** is friendly with Clarence Mitchell. I see R*** was pro McCann in his early days.
Something seems wrong and I, like you will keep digging.