To continue, I returned from a robust riverbank walk on Sunday to discover a comment on the blog from what purported to be a solicitor suggesting this piece was potentially libellous if I could not evidence my claims. As it happens that evidencing was not difficult. But, whenever such suggestion is made the first, cautious, reaction is to take the post down whilst the claim is investigated. So, this I did.

I completed my investigation of the claim yesterday by phoning the solicitor whose name, address and email were given in the comment posted to the blog (which will not be published). It transpired he knew nothing of it. The comment used his identity, but falsely. He now has the information and is considering whether to refer the matter to the police, I understand.

The post is now live again.

I have three responses. First, this evidences the degree of tension inside the SNP right now. I am sure that there was good reason for someone within it to comment as they did, even if fraudulently.

14 thoughts on “Umm”

  1. “Funny thing is NKVD Solicitors aren’t in the Edinburgh phone book.”

    It takes a strange lack of historical knowledge not to wonder about the initials in that firm. Is Beria the senior partner?

    And what is “a robust walk” anyway?

  2. He was walking on a robust riverbank, obviously. A riverbank that is not robust is unsuitable for a portly gentleman to walk upon for fear of it yielding and propelling said perambulator into the drink!

  3. But he claims on a blog this morning he spoke to a lawyer of that name at the named firm who is considering legal action..trying to threaten bongo!… bit of insight into how he likes to fabricate things…

  4. First, this evidences the degree of tension inside the SNP right now. I am sure that there was good reason for someone within it to comment as they did, even if fraudulently.

    Quite possible this new post will become un-live, assuming the SNP is made aware. Not a very robust path he’s walking there.

  5. I googled ‘NKVD solicitors’ and found no references to solicitors but quite a lot to the NKVD!

    I see Ritchie is today demanding the resignation of Nicola Sturgeon and Andrew Bailey. His lack of reality is quite astonishing.

  6. I have posted in Spudland, congratulating Spud on his vivid imagination and wishing him all the best from the legal team at NKVD. I do not expect the post to be published.

    I will also be nominating Bongo for the Nobel Prize for Making Spud look a Right Idiot.

  7. “…phoning the solicitor whose name, address and email were given in the comment posted to the blog (which will not be published). It transpired he knew nothing of it. The comment used his identity, but falsely. He now has the information and is considering whether to refer the matter to the police, I understand.”

    Self-dramatisation of that level is a symptom of borderline personality disorder.

  8. Mr Yezhov, you will not be able to dodge the bullet this time. I accuse you of being an enemy of the people, guilty of “wrecking”, official incompetence, theft of government funds, and treasonous collaboration with German spies and saboteurs

  9. Nothing ‘borderline’ about Spud’s personality disorders, Theo.

    I recommend Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel for all your legal needs.

  10. Personally, I’ve always found “Sueue, Grabbit & Runne” to be excellent. Almost as good are “Dewie, Twistem & Howe”.

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