This large and complex ship is steaming at maximum knots. It is crammed to the gun-whales with passengers. On the bridge and down in the engine room there are the GPs, specialists, nurses and all the important others keeping the ship on course and the screws turning.
'Sparks' the radio officer is doing his best to keep up with the stream of often contradictory messages coming over the short wave from the owners' offices.
Hunt, Dr Poulter, Nicholson, Keogh, Hakin et al are barking out the orders across the ether. The deck hands are shifting the deck chairs furiously as directed from the Westminster head office whilst the band plays on, and on.
There is dense fog and there are icebergs about. Should the officers of the watch go to 'slow ahead' and change course? If the course and speed are held, disaster is sure. If the SS NHS sinks, it will be sunk for ever. It will never be re-floated.
Clerk to Haccombe with Combe Parish Council bccs to interested/supportive villagers
I have yet to reply to your brief e-mail when you told me that the 'PRWO' Mr Jonathan Rowlands had walked up the drove track, and then right up to No Man's Land a week or two after the 'fire', with two parish councillors. I will do so but should be grateful for your help as numbered below.
1. The PC has been privileged in receiving information from PC Robert Harvey about the arson. Although I e-mailed him twice I had no replies from him. He had replied about the theft of the post - in essence down to me. You told me that he said the black Ford Focus had been sold on several times. No crime number was given to me that your contacts with him had generated. The registration plate (and I learn they are being stolen and swapped without DVLA or police action) was recorded by the PC chairman, Tim Boarer. Please tell me of his relevant observations. You told me he had walked up the track that afternoon of the 2-06-2020 and seen the car positioned on the track - at a point nearest the linhay we finished building with a good stone mason and carpenter in 1994. Home to barn owls later - nest included by me in the building.
2. You said Mr Rowlands was going to write to me. 4 months have passed. I have heard nothing from him. As you know I have never had any contact with him ever since he was party with Dr Matthew Fox and the parish council in the removal of the posts in October 2012. The posts had been set in place by me and Mark Blaber, whom I have employed for most of 40 years in about 2000 to stop destruction, especially of the hedge bank I own. You will know that I have cared for this ancient drove track for c. 40 years, about six years before I bought the 25 acres to the east in 1986.
I have read again the two postings on my website found by searching <drove track>. My accounts are clear. I do not retreat one iota from saying 'the culmination of a malicious campaign by the Haccombe with Combe Parish Council.
To Jemma Woodman, journalist/presenter at BBC Spotlight SW. Copies to DG etc
Dear Ms Woodman,
I do my best to avoid the BBC except for Monty and Countryfile, but sample the wall to wall propagandare nero occasionally - as tonight at 6.30 pm. I find, unusually. that there is no I player link yet. Quote - at 9.35pm via https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000nffw
This programme will be available shortly (sic) after broadcast. See link below.
Briefly - I was trained in medicine at St Mary's Paddington from 1958 to 1964, and have been learning, and teaching, ever since. The scientific principles were at the fore in the home of penicillin, and the hospital had a strong focus on infection. We were taught very well in bacteriology, virology, epidemiology, and especially immunology. The later by an unusually good teacher - Professor Ken Porter. the son of a railwayman - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Robert_Porter
Pathology was central in our teaching and I was 'good' at it. Hence my continued interest in the 'unnatural' death of Dr David Kelly, a death uniquely never having been subject to an inquest - a sign of lawlessness in our dear country.
You unfortunately, along with many BBC commentators, including those on health, are not so well informed. However, you saw fit to interview the Chief Constable in an unbalanced way. It was almost an harangue. You could see the strain on his face. He is representing the Devon and Cornwall Police. His force 'picks up the pieces', and that has to do with the lowest media standards. You were citing several of many e-mails - in general demanding that the police should enforce 'The 2019/2020 Corona Virus Bill' - passed on the nod in just over 48 hours by a generally, morally bankrupt legislature. And to apocalyptic societal and economic cost. The BBC has amplified this C19 propaganda in every hour since.
cc to Director - Tony Hall - Baron Hall of Birkenhead. + Mel Stride MP
The BBC - motto 'Nation Shall Speak Peace unto Nation'
Dear Editor - BBC Spotlight - Seymour Road, Plymouth. ( I have been to your studios on about 6 occasions - Dove and Dolphin - Palestine, Community Hospital closures by diktat- etc)
Some questions for you
ONE The broadcast - emphasis on 'outbreak' of C19 at Exeter University -
Intro - "There has been a big increase in corona virus cases in Cornwall and Exeter in the last week .... ... now self-isolating"
I noted the artist’s impression of a new department store at a corner of Brunswick Street in the MDA of 27th August. But then read that this was in fact for ‘health’ and ‘wellbeing’ **.
I recall that this structure and its siting was discussed behind closed doors about a year ago. Mrs Sylvia Russell defended the secrecy by saying that commercial, or similar categories, needed confidentiality. So much for democracy and ‘localism’. The shiny proposal is set to house one of three general practices. General practice has been the bedrock of OUR NHS, and the main purpose in spending £8 million would be for a centre for the GPs and their skilled staff. Central to that would be face to face contact rather than ‘video links’ etc being forced upon our tired populations.
So I look to the foundations, as to any building, and avoid a sandy base.