Monday, 16 August 2010


I know that some people are getting irritated at the moderation here, but I really can't think of a way to stop this just at the moment. Peter Willliams from Hampshire is still bombarding this blog with dozens of messages every day, under the mistaken impression that I work for Hampshire County Council and can help with his problems. Here is a sample of the sort of thing which he is sending:

'We going to send 2 letters of complaint to Hampshire Council 2day Webb see it has an English lesson LOL'

'new complaint about HCC send today Webb lol tell teacher Julie that Peter on do 3 complants a week in writing LOL'

'we going to bury them in paper work Webb LOL'

'we bury them in paperwork LOL '

'who give to hoots about going to university'

'Balls is finshed your daughter picked a loser lol '
'All children should have education like the children get at Eton college LOL '

'Why is home education not as good as good to Eton college Webb '

'anther chess player just been smashed Webb all the life went out of him after Peter 9th move every time Peter wins he does it for home edcuated children who did not agree with uncle Balls/Badman. Peter going to dedicate a game he plays just for you it will be a game where he squeezes every last drop out of the postion really sucks the life out of the opponent but it have to be against a state school child or a teacher you know any who want a game? LOL'

'Peter just played a brillent game on the internet crushing the girl player in 15 moves from what she just said she going to be giveing up playing chess after that seeing to! I hope she was not crying LOL never mind you can hold her hand Webb LO '
'What you teach Webb? how to be a loser? or how to pick the loser of a race! like Badman LOL'

'you dont like it webb becuase we and other home educators had the guts to tell the LA to f off! you where weak and allowed home visits did you get scared when they said we must come round and check on you? '

The problem is that there is just so much of this rubbish that I have to delete it en masse and other posts probably go at the same time. I really can't read all this and if I let it through it just disrupts any debates. I must ask readers to have patience and we must hope that Mr Williams finds some better use for his time in the near future, like signing up for remedial English classes or educating his unfortunate son.


  1. Please consider taking his address off the post Simon.

    I post under my real name, so if somebody wanted to they could find all my details and post them if I hacked them off in a debate. So I feel uncomfortable seeing it condoned as it were.

    No matter how irritating he is (and oh boy, is he ever irritating, not to mention a walking talking PR Disaster Personified for HE) the line in the sand really ought to be that individual posters are the only ones who get to reveal their personal details, no matter what they say and do in terms of disruption.

    Keep a record of the messages though, because it sounds like he is escalating and on the off chance it is less internet belming and more a case of how his mind actually works it might be worth while having some back up to make the required people take notice if they can trace the posts back to him. Rather than delete them from the dashboard maybe just leave them pending and give a heads-up to Blogger, they may have an “ISP personal internet number thingie” based blocking option.

  2. "Please consider taking his address off the post Simon."

    the thing is sarah that he is putting his address on the Internet himself a lot. I got it from a School Attendance Order which he got somebody to put on their blog. I take your point, but I can tell you that there are serious concerns about him and his son. However, becaus you ask, I have removed his address from here, although anybody interested can find it by googling him.

  3. " I can tell you that there are serious concerns about him and his son"

    Which I share. If this is not just internet belming (not that I am ever going to understand taking that up as a hobby) then that poor child really has drawn the short straw.

    If his reports, of exploiting his child with the writing of thrice daily letters, are true I am beginning to wonder what the threshold is before an LA/county coucil takes any notice of what is being most persistently thrust under their nose.

  4. This is the same father from the C4 documentary about gifted children, I'm guessing?