Earlier this week I opened a curious-looking letter.
From someone claiming to act on behalf of Mr Peter V'Landys.
Near the top was:
PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL
I suspect that, like me, many here would not have known what that means. Now that I've taken simple steps to find out, it appears to border on meaningless, and I'm puzzled why anyone would even waste time stating that.
Now while I have no intention of currently publishing the full contents, I'm referring to certain parts of it here, as I believe doing so is in the public interest.
Immediately preceding that above line was:
NOT FOR PUBLICATION
I have idea what that could possibly mean, considering that there is no signed contract agreeing to observe such an edict.
But now it gets really weird .
Because the letter also has a demand to immediately publish certain paragraphs of the NOT FOR PUBLICATION letter!
Curiously the text of those paragraphs is identical to the key paragraphs Peter Mair has spammed in his recent posts!
What a coincidence!
There is also a request to confirm "this requirement" by 4pm on 14 March 2014.
I'll spare you the details of the "or else" in the next sentence.
No rational person can consider a demand to publicly lie, to be a requirement!
This may take some time to play out, so I intend to keep things on a need to know basis.
Note that the "immediately" clause of that demand has not been obeyed.