Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 7:00 AM
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Subject: Trust Committee Meeting – Thursday 24th June 2010.
24TH JUNE 2010: F.A.O. Nick, Paul, Craig, Scott, Chris, Ewan, and Ross.
This is sent to you all as the new Trust committee members. I’ve excluded Gordon as he was personally involved in the aftermath of the ‘Stars’ event.
We are fellow Trust members with equal democratic rights. I object strongly to ‘cloak and dagger’ instructions to my elected representatives. THE TRUST HAS NO BOSS, yet unthinking respect for authority has been the enemy of truth from the outset.
Within the last forty eight hours, Stuart Duncan has openly discussed details of the ‘Stars’ evening with a non –Trust member. Please use that as your guide. It has been documented. I’m happy to meet with any of you should you wish to question me on anything, and any comments you make through any medium will be treated confidentially.
I suspect that at tonight’s meeting your attention will be focused on the actual evening of the ‘Stars’ celebration, and on the latest spreadsheet which was recently ‘cobbled together’. There is MUCH, MUCH MORE to be considered. The latest attempt to ‘nail the culprit’ is something of a red herring.
The figures from both ‘sides’ are largely based on estimates and on circumstantial evidence. For example, much ‘mileage’ has been gained from an estimated ‘phone bill of £250, when on the other hand, the Trust’s Bar Income figure appears to have been plucked out of the air!
Going to Court could prove to be a very costly error for the Trust, and certainly requires a mandate from the Membership. The published rules are very clear on that. WE ARE A DEMOCRACY AND MUST BEHAVE DEMOCRATICALLY. In constitutional terms, independent audit can be sought at a future date if that is believed not to have been done.
A crucial piece of ‘evidence’ which may be put to you tonight concerns the sum of £600 (in used £5 notes withdrawn from the tombola) which Stuart claims was paid to one of the speakers. The story does not hold water, and will not stand scrutiny in Court. That is a fact and I’m willing to explain the reasons to any of you in confidence.
In the original accounts submitted to the Police BY THE COMMITTEE, the same item of expenditure (which was actually £650) was assigned to J.G. and was not disputed.
Stuart now insists that he ‘REMEMBERS’ the details correctly, while conceding that they are ‘hard to prove’, whereas Jim Gallacher’s version has remained consistent throughout. Stuart has also produced at least six figures for his ‘deficit’, three of which have been in formal statements implicating J.G.
Strathclyde Police C.I.D. spent several weeks investigating the alleged theft. They had been informed that J.G. had ‘had had to come by a large sum of money to pay for water damage to his flat’, when in fact the damage was covered by his insurers! Background checks were run on him, and his employers were interviewed. Eventually they discounted criminality citing ‘bad business practice’ on the part of the Trust. At that point they indicated that the likely deficit was of the order of £1400 to £1500 – less than a third of the sum originally demanded of J.G. All of that has too readily been dismissed, in what I make no apology for describing as a subsequent and sustained ‘internet witchhunt’.
With regard to J.G.’s integrity, you are probably all aware of the recent allegation on greenockmorton.org implicating him in a previous irregularity. I have since seen a statement from an independent third party which completely exonerates him. Again I’m happy to discuss details with any of you confidentially. J.G. works as a buyer for a large oil tanker company, and in the course of his employment he is involved in substantial monetary transactions.
Something which should concern all of us as Trust members, and which I believe should be questioned this evening is Messrs. Blair and Bryden’s professional situation. They claim to represent ‘The Trust Board’, when in fact they have taken instructions from at best three individuals in a committee of fourteen. MOST EMPHATICALLY, THEY CANNOT CLAIM TO REPRESENT THE MEMBERSHIP. That will be put to them by J.G.’s solicitor within the next few days if it has not already been done. When he contacted Blair and Bryden to discuss recent correspondence and figures, he was told that the lawyer concerned was on annual leave. I believe he returned to the office yesterday.
My concern as one of your fellow Trust members has always been that justice must not only be done, but must be seen to be done. The Trust is currently in a perilous state. If it is to survive, I believe that Stuart, Danny, and Sean must start to put the interests of the Membership before personal matters.
There is an easy way and a hard way to bring the ‘Stars’ debacle to a conclusion. The latter will probably kill the Trust. With that in mind I sincerely ask you one and all, irrespective of any differences or misunderstandings we may previously have had, to insist that before any decision is reached on further action you are made privy to every item of email correspondence between the ‘Trust’ and Jim Gallacher, and to ALL of the pertinent legal documentation.
I’ll willingly provide copies of those documents to you individually. They portray a very different picture from that which has been deliberately publicized, and I’ve already explained more formally that the terms ‘extortion’ and ‘blackmail’ have been used by J.G.’s solicitor.
I’ve suggested that tonight your attention may be deliberately focused on the events of the evening itself and on the ‘Trust’s latest version of the figures. As a fellow Trust member I advise you to think VERY CAREFULLY about the following information. I believed from the outset that something was being hidden, and Stuart has always claimed that a ‘deficit’ exists for the night. He may well be correct, as available figures appear to indicate that £1400 to £1500 of ticket income was not banked. J.G.’s ‘ticket money’ has been accounted for. Sean was responsible for the rest.
Finally, and VERY IMPORTANTLY, there’s the ongoing matter of defamatory statements. Danny’s original statement which was ratified within hours by Stuart was the reason I became involved in the first place. Sean’s serial accusations are well know to you all!
Provisional writs have now been sent to Danny and Sean, and it is still possible that action may be taken against Stuart.
I ask you all very sincerely to believe that this matter will, if necessary, be pursued to a conclusion.
Funding (from an independent source) is not an issue, as a satisfactory outcome will outweigh everything else. The Trust must surely survive at any cost.
Court actions will attract publicity and the Trust will undoubtedly be seen in a very dim light as the parties concerned were initially asked only to provide proposals for apology. Provisional writs were issued after they failed to respond, and to date neither Danny nor Sean has formally acknowledged their existence!
In the interests of all of us as Trust members, they have a responsibility either to prove their allegations or to make reparation to J.G. Their statements were made in their capacity as our elected representatives. They cannot hide from that. Further procrastination compounds the damage.
I recommend that Stuart, Danny, and Sean ‘step aside’, and that appropriate reparation is made to J.G. Nothing more and nothing less is required. I believe that it is now imperative that that is done as soon as possible.
It’s for all of you as a committee representing all of the members to ensure that things are now done in a manner which involves as little further damage as possible to everyone involved, but more importantly TO THE TRUST. You are responsible for your actions on behalf of a Membership which expects you to safeguard its interests. I ask you to take that responsibility very seriously tonight.
…….AND THE VERY NEXT DAY THOSE WHO DELIBERATELY ENCOURAGED MORTONJAG TO ACT AS AN INTERMEDIARY WHILST STEADFASTLY REFUSING TO MEET MR GALLACHER CLAIMED TO HAVE ‘EXAMINED ALL OF THE EVIDENCE’ AND ANNOUNCED TO MORTONJAG THAT ‘THERE WOULD BE NO FURTHER COMMUNICATION’ WITH HIM.
‘AULD NICK’ ROBINSON AND ‘PARTNER IN CRIME’ CHRIS ‘KORKY’ McCORKINDALE THEN SET UP A PURPORTEDLY ‘ACROSS THE TABLE’ MEETING WITH MR. GALLACHER AT WHICH MR. ROBINSON FLATLY REFUSED TO DISCUSS DONNELLY’S ‘DEFICIT’ WHILE ATTEMPTING TO TO BULLY THE FORMER INTO ADMITTING ‘GUILT’ AND MAKING AN OFFER.
THAT IS ON RECORD WITH THE SOLICITOR WHO WAS PRESENT.
THERE WILL BE MANY MANY MORE ‘SNIPPETS’ IN THE FORTHCOMING DAYS, AND AS PROMISED A FULL REPORT WILL APPEAR ELSEWHERE ONCE THE DEFAMATION ACTIONS HAVE BEEN HEARD.
THE INPUT OF MESSRS GOODWIN AND MORRISON WILL INTEREST THOSE WHO ONLY WANT THE TRUTH.
Perhaps snippet No 9 will be of SPECIAL interest.