Posted by Tim Ireland at January 12, 2021

Category: Karaoke

This song is based on the conflict between The Beatles during the recording of the album ‘Let It Be’, and is sung according to the melody of the title song. It tells a tale of people losing sight of each other in a sea of correspondence and contracts from the POV of a man of peace struggling to find it. It can also teach you almost all of the alphabet!

Lyrics below the fold.

LYRICS – ‘Letter B’, by Tim Ireland

(Sung to ‘Let It Be’ by The Beatles)

When I find myself in Times New Roman
reading all your guarantees
The font of words of wisdom
Letter B

The quick brown fox is jumping over
lazy dogs and ‘crazy’ me
Your character’s in question
Letter B

If you know
Your ABCs
Won’t you come
And sing with me
‘Did you read my letters?’ Letter B

So let me spell it out in my way
very characteristically:
Yes, I read your letters
Letter B

I’m showing you I read your letters
very effing thoroughly
Each and every letter
Letter B

Letter B
Letter C
Letter D
Letter E
F, G, H, I, J-K-L
M-N-O, P
Q, R, S
T, U, V
W
X, Y and Z
A song about an A-hole
Letter B

(instrumental)

And when I read your letters
I can ignore where we disagree
Because I read the letters
Letter B

It doesn’t take a doctorate
or associate or law degree
I always read your letters
‘Letter B’

Letter B
Letter C
Letter D
Letter E
F, G, H, I, J-K-L
M-N-O, P
Q, R, S
T, U, V
W
X, Y and Z
A song about an A-hole
Letter B

Letter B
Letter C
Letter D
Letter E
F, G, H, I, J-K-L
M-N-O, P
Q, R, S
T, U, V
W
X, Y and Z
Yes, I read your letters! Thoroughly.

I read your letters
eff
ing
thu
roh
lee








Posted by Tim Ireland at January 11, 2021

Category: Uncategorized

This song is based on The Dandy Warhols ‘Bohemian Like You’, and follows the path of the Death Star plans from the point of view of a plucky little droid named ‘Artoo’, alleged force-wielder and unsung hero of the Battle of Yavin.

There’s a bonus ‘faux-dialogue’ song at the front if it takes your fancy. Have fun, and may The Force be with you!

LYRICS: ‘I’m Artoo’, by Tim Ireland

(Sung to ‘Bohemian Like You’ by The Dandy Warhols)

I got the death star
Plans are planted in my brain
Yeah, it’s got a minor flaw
There’s a port to the main core

I really love
These sand dunes, yeah
And the Jawas mean no harm
Now we’re here at Owen’s farm

So, what do you do?
Oh yeah, I like X-wings too

No, I haven’t seen you fly
But I’ve a feeling that you do

And if you dig on ad-ven-ture
Well come over to Kenobi’s

I can show you
Something that you’ll really love

‘Cause I’m Artoo
Yeah I’m Artoo
And I’m joining the rebellion like you

Yeah I’m Artoo
Yeah, I’m Artoo
And I feel
whoa ho
woo!

(beeping and whistling)
(beeping and whistling)
(beeping and whistling)

Wait
Who’s that guy
Hangin’ at the landing pad

He’s looking kinda bummed
Oh, a death mark?
That’s too bad

I guess it’s fair
if we get to Alderaan
And he takes it like a man

If the planet isn’t home
when we’re there

‘Cause I’m Artoo
Yeah I’m Artoo
And I’m part of the rebellion like you

‘Cause I’m Artoo
Yeah I’m Artoo
And I feel
whoa ho
woo!

(beeping and whistling)
(beeping and whistling)
(beeping and whistling)

I feel the force
And I’m part of the rebellion like you

That port is ahead, so please
Just fly casual, casual easily

Hit it!
Hit it for me!

And I’m Artoo
yeah I’m Artoo

And I’m Artoo
I’m Artoo
I’m Artoo

I’m Artoo
I’m Artoo
I’m Artoo

I’m Artoo

And I feel
Whoa ho
woo!

(beeping and whistling)
(beeping and whistling)
(beeping and whistling)








Posted by Tim Ireland at January 11, 2021

Category: Karaoke

We’re all racing through time, most of us only go in one direction, and none of us want to do it alone.

This tells the love story of Doc Brown and Clara Clayton from Back to the Future III, but if you study the lyrics and know the original movie Back to the Future, you will immediately recognise that this song is also about the friendship between Doc Brown and Marty McFly, and that moment right before they captured lightning to send Marty back to the future. Well, *a* future, but that’s another story.

Full lyrics below the fold.

LYRICS: ‘Back to the Future’ version of ‘Time in a Bottle’, by Tim Ireland

(Sung to ‘Time in a Bottle’ by Jim Croce)

If I could control flux capacity
The first thing that I’d like to do

Is to travel through time
In DeLoreans designed
Not for roads
But for me, and for you

If I could go back to the future
Or maybe exist ’til next week

I’d say every way
I could think of ‘I love you’
If only we had time to speak

But it’s ten o clock
you hear the chimes
It’s here and now
we race through time
as partners

You need to find
that special friend
Who’ll stick around
until the end
for starters

For I’ve got a gigawatt of wishes
Bursting to live and come true

I’d break through dimensions
and risk time collapsing
Just to travel
through more time with you

But it’s ten o clock
you hear the chimes
It’s here and now
we race through time
as partners

You need to find
that special friend
Who’ll stick around
until the end
for starters

File this song under ‘as approved by Mary Steenburgen’. Damn right I’m proud.








Posted by Tim Ireland at January 7, 2021

Category: Karaoke

I’ve decided to bring all of my songs to life through the magic of karaoke, and today I share with you my version of Lionel Richie’s ‘Hello’, with new and improved lyrics about the greatest animated love story of our times: the saga of Scooby-Doo’s unrequited love for Shaggy.

Full lyrics below the fold.

LYRICS: ‘Ruh-roh!’ by Tim Ireland

(sung to ‘Hello’ by Lionel Richie)

I’ve been alone with you so many times
But in my dreams I’ve licked your face
Then you’ve licked mine

My heart is full
These Scooby snacks are yours
Ruh-roh
I can’t hide this anymore

I can see we’re teen cartoons
So I know we’ll keep it clean
But I’ve seen you looking at me
In the Mystery Machine

‘Cause Fred knows just what to say
Velma knows just what to do
But I want to tell you Raggy
Ry ruv ru

When Daphne runs
I watch your flowing hair
I’d tie you down with Fred’s neck scarf
but I don’t dare

I worry I’ll be unmasked every show
Ruh-roh!
Raggy I, Doo, ruv you so

‘Cause I wonder where we are,
and I do not understand
Like we have another mystery
on our mother-jinking hands

Let’s see who the monster is
now we’ve stumbled on some clues
But let me start by saying
Ry ruv ru

(instrumental break)

Ruh-roh!
Raggy I, Doo, ruv you so

‘Cause I want to kiss your face off
as we run from room to room

In an old abandoned building
or amusement park of doom

I should leap into your arms
but I don’t know what you’ll do

And I hope that you’ll say ‘Scooby,’
‘I ruv you’








Posted by Tim Ireland at December 10, 2020

Category: Uncategorized

I was a music video DJ for about a decade, starting in the late 80s. I’ve been mixing video to music on and off since, and over time I’ve discovered the joy of finding music that matches up entirely to unrelated footage without edits. I’ve since expanded it into a new feature-length art form I call ‘FM’ (‘Featuring Music’ or, if you prefer: ‘Faux Musical’).

Much like Giorgio Moroder’s soundtrack project for 1927’s ‘Metropolis’ in the 80s, ‘FM’ describes the process of adding a back-to-back pop/rock soundtrack to an entire film, only in this case, all of the music has to match the theme, mood and multiple visual beats of a scene and work in, under, around or over existing dialogue, ambient noise, and occasional orchestral swells/stings… without editing the film, and without editing the song(s). Entire songs are arranged back-to-back and play throughout the film, with only very short/occasional breaks for key moments/dialogue.

My first film project was Star Wars FM. It starts like if Dark Side of the Moon really did line up with the Wizard of Oz (in space) and ends like Top Gun (in space).

I first performed this as you might expect a DJ to: by mixing the two soundtracks live for the benefit of an audience while the film’s vision played on a big screen.

During lockdown, I mixed a shareable proof-of-concept for Star Wars FM and also programmed music for The Empire Strikes Back FM and Return of the Jedi FM.

I know you’re not going to let me mention all of that and not deliver a sample, so here’s ONE song from ‘Star Wars FM’/#StarWarsFM

But if we can move on to the main Christmas business at hand: you are here today to hear about a special treat I have cooked up for you based on an entirely different movie.

A Christmas movie!

Introducing…

12 Days Of Die Hard

The 12 Days Of Die Hard start on 13 December and end on 24 December (Christmas Eve).

After that, you can get the ordinary bog-standard 12 Days of Christmas from your usual providers. (Watch out for the ‘bird’ days; they are a right bastard.)

For every day of the 12 Days Of Die Hard I will be on Twitter evangelising about why Die Hard is so obviously a Christmas film and showing off short clips from my proof-of-concept for the pop and rock soundtrack musical version of that same film:

Die Hard FM: A Christmas Miracle

Yes, of course the soundtrack is 100% Christmas music.

How could it be otherwise? Die Hard is a Christmas movie!

I’m on Twitter at @bloggerheads, I will be kicking off on Sunday 13 December with a fresh clip every day until Christmas Eve, and making relevant updates on this post.

Throughout, I will be using the hashtags #DieHardFM & #12DaysOfDieHard and reaching out to legends like @StevenEdeSouza in an effort to gain the blessing of any/all concerned in the hopes that one day ‘Die Hard FM: A Christmas Miracle’ can actually exist as a legitimate edit and everybody can enjoy a musical machine-gun Christmas with ho-ho-hos all round.

If I make any progress on that front, you better believe I will be making further updates on this post.

Hey, while you’re here and waiting on those updates: DeVoreaux Sefas White aka Argyle The Limo Driver is on Twitter and deserves more followers. Maybe you can wish him a Merry Christmas and pay your respects while you’re there: ‘Dae’ brought you joy through his performance in this unique Christmas movie, and saying thank you costs nothing.

The ‘Die Hard’ clips start Sunday (13 December). Be ready.


I am delighted to report that it was on Day 3 of the 12 Days of Die Hard that I earned a round of applause from screenwriting legend Steven E. de Souza.








Posted by Tim Ireland at December 7, 2020

Category: Uncategorized

Many of us will be missing our families this year, but few of us will be missing a cross-country drive to see them. This song is for the drivers, and the subtext behind the swears is this: you are traffic.

Go easy out there.

LYRICS

I’m driving home for Christmas
Oh, and I hope that they’re all OK
I’m driving home for Christmas
Yeah
Get the fuck out of my way

And it’s plain to see
You got your licence
From a licensee

Or maybe the bin
Like your silly car
Driving home for Christmas

Yes, do take your time
We’ll all get there

Back to back hot ballsacks
Oh, I got red cracks all around
But soon there’ll be a lay-by
Yeah
To cool my genitals back down
But we’re stuck right here
Like Friends we’re moving
In second gear
You’re far too near me!
Jerk!
Learn to drive a car!
You’re driving home for Christmas
I’ll be home it time for Christmas
Or if not, then New Years Eve

I take look at this moron next to me
He looks insane
He looks insane

End to end with arseholes
Oh, I got red mist all around
We’re driving home for Christmas
Yeah
It’s a fucking battleground
So I shout ‘fuck you!’
Though you can’t hear me
You’re shouting too
You’re far too near me!
Twat!
Do you own the road?
You’re driving home for Christmas
I’ll be home it time for Christmas
If not, maybe January

There’s a jerk sitting here next to me
He looks insane
He’s driving home, driving home
Driving home for Christmas








Posted by Tim Ireland at December 3, 2020

Category: Karaoke

I’ve had these lyrics for The Raiders March stuck in my head for years, and now your loved ones can suffer too.

LYRICS

Indiana flippin’ Jones
Indiana
‘Junior’ flip-ping Jones
Indiana flippin’ Jones
Crack a whip
Find some bones
Indiana flippin’ Jones
and
Indiana flippin’ Jones
Indiana
‘Junior’ flip-ping Jones
Indiana flippin’ Jones
Run from balls
Find some bones
Indiana flippin’ Jones

Find some bones
Indiana Jones
Find some bones
Indiana Jones
Find some bones
Indiana Jones

Find some bones, Indy
Bones, Indy
Bones, Indy, bones

Find some bones
Indiana Jones
Find some bones
Indiana Jones
Find some bones
Indiana Jones

Find some bones, Indy
Bones, Indy
Bones, Indy, bones

Find some bones, Indy
Bones, Indy
Bones, Indy, bones

Find some bones, Indy
Stones, Indy
Bones, Indy
Stones, Indy
Bones, Indy
Bones, Indy, bones

Indiana flippin’ Jones
Indiana
‘Junior’ flip-ping Jones
Indiana flippin’ Jones
Punch a Nazi
Find some bones
Indiana flippin’ Jones
and
Indiana flippin’ Jones
Indiana
‘Junior’ flip-ping Jones
Indiana flippin’ Jones
Kiss the girl
Find some bones
Indiana flippin’ Jones
Flipping Jones!

Find us some bones!
Doctor Jones!
Find us some bones!
Doctor Jones!
Find us some bones!
Doctor Jones!
Find us some bones!

Give me the bones!!








Posted by Tim Ireland at November 27, 2020

Category: Karaoke

I did promise some more family-friendly entertainment, and here it is.

A karaoke version of the Hill Street Blues Theme with long-awaited lyrics. Enjoy!

LYRICS

Hill Street blues
Hill Street blues
Let’s be careful out there
Hill Street blues
Hill Street blues
Hill Street blues
Hill Street blues
Hill Street blues
Let’s be careful out there
Hill Street blues
Let’s be careful out there
Hill Street blues
Let’s be careful out there
Let’s be careful out there
Hill Street blues
Hill Street blues
Hill Street blues
Hill Street blues
Hill Street blues
Hill Street blues
Let’s be careful out there
Hill Street blues
Let’s be careful out there
Hill Street blues








Posted by Tim Ireland at November 26, 2020

Category: Karaoke

I couldn’t find a karaoke video that I liked for the Deadpool 2 / MTV Unplugged version of ‘Take On Me’ by a-ha… so I made one.

And now I’ve made one, I’ve found out that they’re a bit like potato chips.

You have been warned.

(Please excuse the age restriction necessitated by adult themes. They won’t all be this violent.)








Posted by Tim Ireland at June 17, 2020

Category: Old Media, Scouting

Baden-Powell was a remarkable but flawed man who not only founded a global youth movement, but demonstrated homophobia at a time when homosexuality was illegal, and was an active member of the colonial forces at a time when our entire economy ran on exploiting foreign peoples and resources. Society has evolved since his time, as has the Scouting movement he founded. There is a debate to be had, and it is necessary. It is also necessary that any debate be had on a fair and equal footing based on all of the facts and with the benefit of perspective.

I am wholly supportive of the Black Lives Matter movement, and a cursory search of my Twitter feed will demonstrate that if you are any doubt about my motives here. (I mention this only because of the current prevalence of people making false arguments for modern Nazis. I do not care for Nazis or even ‘mere racists’, and take significant risks to expose their lies and reach out to people who might be taken in by them.)

I’ve been a member of the Scouting movement for over 10 years in Britain as a leader (after an equal amount of time in the movement as a young person in Australia). When I talk to Scouts about where Scouting came from, I teach the entire history because the Siege of Mafeking, how it was conducted, and the fame for Baden-Powell that followed, is all central to understanding the DNA of Scouting. I do not gloss over due criticism, and if anything I have been ‘having this debate’ long before anyone insisted that we have it.

I’ve also been a political activist, blogger and campaigner for nearly 20 years.

I have always put my name to my campaigns. Further, I am diligent about accuracy and honesty and do not go after people’s reputations – alive or dead – without putting my name to it and risking my own reputation.

Because of an earlier background in DJing at public events, I am also highly conscious of my liabilities as an organiser of any event or action, and this ties in with my general concern for other humans: I would be mortified if any of my campaigns had caused widespread misinformation or – worse – put anyone in danger.

All of the following people played a key role in spreading disinformation and misinformation resulting in a needless panic that led to dozens of people travelling and gathering unnecessarily in a pandemic to protect a statue that was never under threat. In fact, the feeling against removal of the statue is so strong that a thousands-strong petition for it to stay has emerged in the last week.

So how did we get here?

Well, that’s the other thing I happen to do a lot of: teaching people how false stories like this explode into the media and later congeal into apocrypha that is all-too-readily accepted as fact. So let’s get on it, and name names. Where possible.

‘@UKStopTrump’

I wish I could bring you the name of someone who takes ultimate responsibility for the websites stoptrump.org.uk and the extension campaign toppletheracists.org, but they don’t provide one, and further, they refuse to answer any questions about those aspects of their site that clearly amount to a call to action to remove one statue or another (elsewhere they use alternative text on their site to explain that they are instead calling for ‘debate’, which completely ignores those aspects of their site that give an entirely different impression).

The site is titled ‘Topple the Racists’ which twins a clear call to action with an obvious allegation, and there was a big headline banner on every page for every statue listed (that they have since quietly changed without admitting fault) that at the time carried an even clearer call to action twinned with an even worse allegation: “Take down statues and monuments in the UK that celebrate slavery and racism”

Further, the allegations made on the site against a series of historical figures are ‘crowdsourced’ and carry no stamp of accuracy or authority. It was evidently not until after this Poole farrago kicked off that the site was changed to tone down that heading and acknowledge where their ‘evidence’ came from.

The allegations against Baden-Powell flat-out call him a ‘Nazi sympathiser’ and offer as their only evidence a link to the generic page for Baden-Powell on Wikipedia, which of course made no such case.

The case can be made that in 1937 a foolish old man feeling directionless and powerless in a retirement he wasn’t entirely happy about sought to use the energy of youth groups to work toward better understanding between nations: the same thing that happens every day in Scouting today. He was a damn fool to try to reason with Hitler (or Mussolini) on any level, but then, so was Gandhi.

Scouting was made illegal in Nazi Germany, and for the short time that Scouting and the Hitler Youth existed side by side, the groups fought. Scouts in Poland formed an active resistance when Nazi Germany invaded and sacrificed their lives doing so. You would have to be ignorant of every aspect of this history and extremely careless about reputations to make misleading statements like BP was ‘associated with the Hitler Youth movement’ (as the Telegraph did this weekend).

Sadly, the organisation ‘UK Stop Trump’ cared more about publicity than accuracy throughout, and only ever made excuses for themselves. They did not apologise for any role they played in this needless panic, and instead quietly edited their mistakes away.

We may have similar goals, but we appear to have very different principles.

Corrie Drew

An activist in Poole and former Labour Party PPC, Corrie Drew was determined to go one better than the unknown authors of ‘Topple the Racists’, and declared that Baden-Powell was ‘enthusiastic about Hitler’ and further claimed this was supported by ‘documentation’.

The screen capture she used in her opening tweet resulted in a 1-2-3 combo of (1) ‘Topple The Racists’, (2) ‘Take down statues and monuments in the UK that celebrate slavery and racism’, and (3) the name and location of Baden-Powell’s statue in Poole.

No-one should be surprised that anyone reading this screen capture might conclude that someone was calling for this specific statue to be removed.

Keeping in mind that the only ‘documentation’ Drew published in a separate tweet at the time was an opinion piece discredited for cherry-picking evidence and quoting Baden-Powell vastly out of context, I asked Corrie Drew for the documentation she used to support her statement.

In short: Baden-Powell is accused of describing Mein Kampf as a ‘wonderful book’. In The Sun, The Daily Mail and the Telegraph every ‘journalist’ repeated this quote, not realising or caring that it had been shortened to change its apparent meaning: “Lay up all day. Read Mein Kampf. A wonderful book, with good ideas on education, health, propaganda, organisation etc.”

However, the quote in full clearly calls Hitler out as a hypocrite, and in any case people who were genuinely enthuisiastic about Hitler bought his book long before he invaded Poland and enthused about it publicly, rather than in private diaries.

Source: ‘Baden-Powell: Founder of the Boy Scouts’ by Tim Jeal, Yale University Press, 11 Aug 2001

The full quote, that did not appear in any newspaper that I am aware of, goes like this: “Lay up all day. Read Mein Kampf. A wonderful book, with good ideas on education, health, propaganda, organisation etc. – and ideals which Hitler does not practice himself.” I have chosen to illustrate the true meaning of this passage with a meme to aid those who struggle with historical context and basic comprehension.

Personally, I can relate, because I’ve been quoted wildly out of context by The Sun and the Daily Mail myself.

So, knowing all of this, I asked Corrie Drew what she based her allegations on and where I might find the documentation she referenced. First, she ignored me, then she asked me why out of all the BLM campaigners in the world I was ‘picking on her’, then she said she didn’t have “unlimited time to respond to things online,” then she invited me to ‘search in Google’ for the evidence, before, with a final flourish, she claimed that she would be reporting me to police for daring to ask.

Corrie Drew also took the time to deny several things I did not accuse her of, repeatedly refusing to engage with my questions about what she had published.

As in many interviews she enjoyed after courting this publicity, Corrie Drew refused to back up any of the allegations she made and instead waffled about the merit of debates and moaned about how people were being unfair to her. Despite earlier tweets declaring that she had “spent time researching this” she offered no indication that she had ‘researched’ beyond a single opinion piece and on multiple occasions invited myself and others to ‘do our own research’. Anybody seasoned in politics knows what this indicates, but in case you are not aware, if you make a definitive statement, the onus is on you to back it up, not the person who hears it or reads it. Inviting people to do their own research indicates that you have nothing to back up what you said other than your own prejudice.

Corrie Drew also denied courting publicity on the grounds that (a) the press contacted her after her publicity stunt, and (b) she allegedly turned down some of the many interview opportunities that resulted.

Crucially, Drew further stated that it was not her fault that people came away with certain impressions about what she had said, and further alleged that unnamed parties had ‘overreacted’ to it.

I took all of this as a sign of intellectual dishonesty based on fear of consequences, and in case you are in any doubt, here is Corrie Drew badgering BCP Council leader Vikki Slade on Twitter and Facebook for her ‘under-reaction’, re-publishing and reiterating her allegation that Baden-Powell was ‘enthusiastic about Hitler’ and ignoring a call to remove the statue that she now denies she ever made at all.

Despite what she may claim now, Corrie Drew’s tweets included multiple calls to remove the statue, and here you can clearly see that she went on to berate a council member when they did not respond immediately and accordingly or react strongly enough to what she had claimed.

Corrie Drew’s behaviour was the main if not sole cause for councillor Vikki Slade concluding that there was a threat to the statue of Baden-Powell, and there is no question that what Drew published called for the removal of that statue on grounds she cannot substantiate with any argument based on actual research/documentation.

To be clear: any threat to the statue, perceived or otherwise, was driven mainly if not only by the careless and reckless rhetoric of Corrie Drew, and those components that she presented as fact and later defended as mere ‘thoughts’ and opinions that others should ‘do more research on’.

I could tell you now that Corrie Drew is a serial [pick a subject] offender and invite you to research it, and I would not be doing her any favours. Quite the opposite.

Vikki Slade

Calls to action like Drew’s can sometimes lead to angry mobs, Corrie Drew clearly wasn’t going to back down, and by sheer coincidence, Vikki Slade had only just survived a massive challenge to her authority at the time in the form of a no-confidence vote.

Vikki Slade clearly sought to protect the public and the statue from harm, but the main mistake she made was involving police in her narrative. Instead of bearing the weight of the decision herself, Vikki Slade repeatedly gave the impression that she was taking this action on the specific advice of Dorset Police.

I have little doubt that Vikki Slade reported Corrie Drew’s publications and perhaps even some associated behaviour to police (Slade also complained of abusive calls, for example), but Dorset Police have issued very clear statements that they issued no such advice and the dreaded ‘target list’ of statues referenced was merely a description of the ‘ToppleTheRacists.org’ website.

When asked about this, Vikki Slade first claimed that she had “made plenty of comment already” and then said she was “not making any further comment,” but the fact is that someone from council made a false and misleading claim about a decision to remove the statue being made on the advice of police, and no-one is taking responsibility for that.

You might be thinking that this would be the kind of thing the local newspaper would pick up on.

You would be wrong.

Josh Wright

Josh Wright bills himself as a ‘Local Democracy Reporter for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’, he is the source for the published claim that Dorset Police issued advice about the statue.

The ‘I’m now told’ source is someone at the local council offices that Josh refuses to identify on the grounds that he does not ‘single out individuals’ and does not wish to ‘start a witch hunt against an employee of the council who was doing their job’ because he as a local reporter needs good relationships with these same people going forward.

Josh Wright’s ‘journalism’ will help you to understand why so little news appears in local newspapers, and his behaviour demonstrates to me that his priority was publicity for himself and the newspaper, rather than for any standards or accuracy.

And like Corrie, and Vikki, and the unknown authors of ‘ToppleTheRacists.org’, after it all blew up, Josh took far more care with his own reputation than he did with Baden-Powell’s.

Conclusions

The website and campaign for @UKStopTrump is run by person(s) unknown, and I do not trust them to be diligent about accuracy or have any due care for honesty or public safety.

Mistakes made by Vikki Slade and Josh Wright resulted in an unreliable and reckless activist being amplified to an absurd degree, but there is no question about the significance of Drew’s actions and later duplicity.

People travelled needlessly in a pandemic because they felt the need to protect a statue that was only ever ‘under threat’ because one person over-egged this pudding and refused to back down and listen to reason.

Corries Drew’s initial publications evidently called for the removal of Baden-Powell’s statue on a false prospectus. Instead of standing by it, Drew now seeks to argue her innocence with a further false prospectus. Several of these arguments seek to defame me personally.

I will leave Corrie Drew with the final word. Make of it what you will.

“I don’t believe it was my tweet which caused the council to act at all. There were many others discussing it. I have merely been picked out because of my previous political role. We all have Google & can look through the different reports on BP as I have done. ” – Corrie Drew

[This is an article about what happened in Poole and how we arrived at the point where a needless panic happened. Valiant attempts were made to reach all parties for comment, put these points to them, and hear their argument. Comments submitted to this site seeking to make Corrie Drew’s arguments for her after the fact with wild allegations about BP/others will not be published. If Drew wishes to write out a report based on her alleged research, I would be delighted to respond to that in an article relevant to her arguments, and invite comment, no problem.]








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