Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Mike Fortune-Wood explains about 'honour and personal integrity'

Now I think that some of the old hands on the HE-UK list, should not be saying too much about people who take posts from that list and disseminate them to third parties. We saw Wendy Crickard make a fool of herself doing this a few days ago and now it is the turn of the list owner, Mike Fortune-Wood. He says, referring to me;

'I rely largely upon the sense of honour and personal integrity
of those who apply for membership. Unfortunately these values are not
universally held notions'

This is shamelessness upon an heroic scale! Just to remind readers, I belonged to this list for a couple of years before being chucked off at the end of July 2009 because I had written newspaper articles supporting the recommendations of the Badman review. Immediately, the HE-UK list became a clearing house for all sorts of rumours and downright lies about me. Cheerleader for this campaign was Mike Fortune-Wood who, posting as Maesk123 on the website of a national newspaper, published the details of a post which I had made to his list, a post which I had assumed was being made to a private list. He also used the same place to try and spread the story that I was a colleague of Graham Badman's. So let's get this straight, it is compatible with 'honour and personal integrity' to use a false identity to spread untruthful rumours about people in the press and publish private posts from this list to a newspaper? As my daughter would say, please!

17 comments:

  1. Anonymous said...Yawn

    LOL yes old Webb is a bit boring at times! maybe its his age?

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  2. Any chance you can stop sprouting your utter crap it's getting rather boring, your one man crusade against HE-UK is old news, find somthing else to do.

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  3. 'Any chance you can stop sprouting your utter crap it's getting rather boring, your one man crusade against HE-UK is old news, find somthing else to do.'

    Then why come here and read it? There's plenty of other places to go on the internet.

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  4. Ages ago I asked on here as a response to one of your ramblings on this subject, as to whether or not you were once a colleague , friend or worked within the same organisation as Graham Badman ( or words to that effect.)

    ...........You did not answer.............

    Reading your blog suggests you were not. May I ask a straight questions. Were you / are you a colleague, friend of Graham Badman or did you work in the same organisation as Graham Badman ?

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  5. I have never been a friend or colleague of Graham Badman. Nor have I worked for the same organisation as him at any time that I am aware of. I have spoken to him once, in April 2009, during his review of home education.

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  6. Normal person above - all the hype about this came from the fact that someone discovered a Simon Webb working for Kent CC, where Badman had been working before - but completely different person (as a quick look at a photo would reveal!)

    Oh the joys of the internet...

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  7. Maybe you could have two blogs: blogspot easily lets you manage multiple ones. One for tirades against specific people in the HE-UK list which no-one would read, and one for your thoughtful and interesting posts on stuff that other people give a monkeys about? I'd read the latter, for sure.

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  8. 'Maybe you could have two blogs: blogspot easily lets you manage multiple ones. One for tirades against specific people in the HE-UK list which no-one would read, and one for your thoughtful and interesting posts on stuff that other people give a monkeys about? I'd read the latter, for sure.'

    An excellent idea. Perhaps HE-UK could adopt a similar scheme. They could have one site for offering advice and support to the parents of home edcuated children and another where people can describe me as an 'ignorant, lying arsehole' and having 'the morals of a sewer rat'?

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  9. 'An excellent idea. Perhaps HE-UK could adopt a similar scheme. They could have one site for offering advice and support to the parents of home edcuated children and another where people can describe me as an 'ignorant, lying arsehole' and having 'the morals of a sewer rat'?'

    Good point.

    OR
    You could take the moral high ground and ignore the attacks. (Turning the other cheek?)

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  10. 'You could take the moral high ground and ignore the attacks. (Turning the other cheek?)'

    I am only having a little light hearted fun with these people; not attacking them viciously. I enjoy the sight of self righteous and pompous individuals working themselves up into a lather of indignation! It's a harmless enough sideline to this blog.

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  11. Simon. Thanks for the reply.

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  12. "I am only having a little light hearted fun with these people; not attacking them viciously. I enjoy the sight of self righteous and pompous individuals working themselves up into a lather of indignation! It's a harmless enough sideline to this blog."

    So your definition of "light hearted fun" and "harmless" is lurking on private lists and publishing peoples private emails and their names on your public blog. Let's not forget ridiculing and judging them in your typical prejudice manner.

    My suggestion for you would be to get a life, is this really all you can find to do in your spare time?

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  13. He seems to have a lot of spare time these days. Obviously hasn't found anything else to occupy his time since his daughter's HE ended.

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  14. Anonymous said...

    He seems to have a lot of spare time these days. Obviously hasn't found anything else to occupy his time since his daughter's HE ended.


    LOL yes i think your right! Old Webb could be missing Ed Balls and Graham Badman to? i think old Webb is also a bit down over the children bill going down the drain? Ed Balls?Badman old children's department 0 home educators 1 We call that an away win! you need to get a better goal keeper next time Webb everything you touch slips though your fingers!

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