Posted by Peter Moore on 5/8/2023, 7:07:13, in reply to "Re: Time to be scrapped!"
the quote you mention was surely from Mervyn, or John England or Caroline Brooks or his mythical 'trio ' of colleagues. It is not the first time he has accused me of multiple criminal actions and even my making this post will in due course come to his notice when he will spit out still more impotent fury.
As it happens I sent various examples of Mervyn's outpourings to a defamation lawyer and then had a meeting.
The advice was that in normal circumstances i.e. if dealing with a normal person, a ' Cease and
Desist ' letter would cure the problem.
But in this case the lawyer , being of the opinion that Mervyn is clearly deranged, suggested that a cease and desist would cause him to post even more outrageous accusations.
Then I woud be obliged to go to law causing me to spend money not all of which would be recovered when the case was found in my favour.
Additionally if damages were awarded there was doubt that Merv could pay.
Lastly, were his multiple postings doing me any actual damage that I could demonstrate, or were such readers as he has perfectly aware that he is a nut job, fruit loop and many bricks short of a load.
I detect no damage only frustration at being unfairly targeted. Maybe Merv's brain will explode soon.
Well there are always two sides to every story, but on this occasion you can have a third, all free of charge, no donations required, no support group needed, just my ten penny's worth.
As requested by Mervyn in the comments of the previous post, Here I go...
I can indeed confirm that I know what Mervyn is currently working on and have been copied in on some of the documents and correspondence from individuals going back to 1959. The trio are all real people as is Caroline Brooks and they all go back together a considerable amount of time. Like Malcolm Smith who calls himself Peter Moore, Mervyn once used the name John England for his radio work, there's nothing unusual with that as most anoraks should be keenly aware of. Mervyn & I have never met in person or spoken in person and indeed we are hundreds of miles apart.
I tend to agree with his opinion that the current version of Radio Caroline has nothing to do with the original 1964 - 67/8 radio station. I personally think the current version should distance itself from Ronan O'Rahilly for their own self interest and stop parroting the myth of Caroline's name being based on Caroline Kennedy. If you have read Lyn Gilbert's book and Andy Archer's lengthy article in a 1970's Freewave magazine (previously featured here), then hopefully any rose tinted views of Ronan will have been replaced by a more accurate understanding of how he operated and took advantage of others.
Was he any different in the 1960's? Well who he mixed with might answer that question, but I will leave that for the publication of Dial 999 For Caroline.
Just to be clear I have no personal axe to grind with Malcolm who I know has worked tirelessly for his radio station for many years. I don't personally listen anymore so am not inclined to comment beyond that. Perhaps Mervyn could lower the rhetoric towards Malcolm but that will be his choice, we are all getting along in age now and old and wise enough to decide for ourselves what we choose to do.
I will state again my own personal motivation is to understand what actually happened in the creation of offshore radio as this considerably shaped my growing up and who I am today. If I was fed a load of nonsense, half truths or simply got it all wrong, then I would like to know. That's all, it's not complicated, however as an afterthought perhaps you dear reader could contribute to this websites forthcoming fundraiser. £10 a month will gain you a behind the scenes look at my computer and a tea shirt with some brands name on it!
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