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Posted by Peter Moore on another board! It makes an interesting read, and for once I can say I completely agree with him.
I start to put pen to paper electronically and metaphorically, with huge trepidation as I don't want to be under a mountain of abuse. But 30+ years have passed since I spoke to the man then known as John England with his Four Freedoms University and his homage to Freeborn John Lillburn, whoever he may be.
Radio Caroline was in dire straits at the time and John was telling me I could side step the Marine Offences Act and maybe the 1990 Broadcasting Act, by stating that we were using wireless telephony and not wireless telegraphy. I did not take him seriously. At more or less the same time he was calling the equally unusual Chris England telling him that he ( Chris ) had a ' legal opportunity ' to go and claim Ross Revenge. Chris said that John spoke in a whispered monotone rather like the Mysterons and that he listened attentively to what was being said and then did nothing whatsoever.
I mention this just to indicate that three decades ago he even then had a close interest in
Radio Caroline in a negative sense.
Far more recently he appeared again as Mervyn Hagger or maybe Caroline Brooks, stating that all matters connected to Caroline were a pattern of lies and deception and particularly that Ronan was a cad and a bounder to which I and others replied ' no shit Sherlock '. He was exposing that which we already knew.
Each Sunday I see Pete Crisp who runs our offshoot CCR and he guiltily admitted that he could not help but read Mervyn's daily updates and now I am similarly afflicted, also comparing them with comments on the Garry Stevens board.
I think it was Frank Sinatra who joked that he felt sorry for people who did not get drunk, since when they awoke in the morning that was as good as they were going to feel for the whole day.
I wonder what it is like to wake up and know that you are Mervyn Hagger and that, like groundhog day, you have to find something to be outraged about. Reading back through his postings it is clear that on planet Merv everyone is a liar, fraudster, cheat and thief. A withholder of information or a source of misinformation and that the only person to know the real truth via forensic investigation to courtroom standards is...........Mervyn Hagger.
In my scanning of the texts he denounces ( at least ) Ronan, Paul Rusling, me, Oonagh, Garry Stevens, Ian Ross and on and on and on.
My two points are that in an unregulated pastime on the edge of or beyond legality, keeping no books, filing no returns while trading in cash in various currencies, you will of course attract a raft of chancers. It is not a revelation.
But the second and saddest part is that NOBODY CARES. If Merv ever does his big reveal that he continually teases, the reaction at best will be ' Oh really ! Now what were we talking about ?'.
Suddenly, a hammer blow. All the years, all the research , all the crossing swords with everyone who is not Mervyn, all the accusations and inferences, suggestions of intellectual property theft, conspiracy theories. All for nothing.
Nothing is going to be blown wide open. Nobody is going to fall back stunned.
As I say, poor Mervyn. If he ever does reveal who is Mr Big, in the language of the street, nobody gives a bugger.
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