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I see that you've been the victim of disinformation in the past and that is what you're being fed now.
There are sinister forces at work in the cannabis world who resent the success that CLEAR is achieving under my leadership. I have the overwhelming support of my members. Those who agitate and seek to undermine my work are non-members.
Every single time there is division or conflict in the cannabis campaign, the same old faces are behind it. I am very far from a conspiracy theorist but I do believe that some of these people play both sides of the line of the law - dealers/informers. They do not wish to see reform of the cannabis laws so they seek to discredit me. If there have been undercover operatives in the climate change movement, it is almost certain there are in the cannabis campaign. See the Guardian today: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/20/undercover-police-children-activists
I am exactly who I say I am.
I make no apology for any of the opinions expressed on my personal website in the past. They were intended to be forthright, provocative and controversial. I have apologised for any offence caused to anyone but my opinions are my own and are based on a love of liberty and an abhorrence of prejudice. The suggestions that I am homophobic or racist are absolutely false. Those who seek to distort or misrepresent my words are guilty of worse than they accuse me.
My 40 and more complaints to the PCC, most concerning the Daily Mail, are in response to inaccurate , misleading and often deliberately distorted reporting. I am pledged to continue to hold the media to account over any misleading coverage of cannabis.
There are three of my articles from The Independent attached. I do not remember how many I wrote in total and you will see that one was mistakenly credited to "Paul" Reynolds.
I've also attached some other material for you to demonstrate my bona fides:
1980 - article in Mind Your Own Business magazine
1986 - Amstrad video cover
1994 - article in Marketing magazine
I've also attached a brief CV. I worked extensively as a copywriter and creative director in London advertising agencies throughout the 1980s. My client list included IBM, Hewlett Packard, Shell, Schweppes, N&P Building Society, Lloyds Bank, Boots, Pedigree Petfoods and many, many more. Through the 1990s I worked as a communications advisor to many health authorities, NHS Trusts, the British Forces in Germany and Nokia in Finland. I have written for many newspapers and magazines.
I am happy to answer any further questions but I don't expect to be able to prove every single detail of my past life. I am who I say I am. Right now and for the past year I am focused on ending the prohibition of cannabis to:
- recover the £6 billion pa that our government gifts to organised crime
- protect the millions of people who want to enjoy cannabis peacefully in the privacy of their own home
- overcome the mendacious and false propaganda published by the Daily Mail and other media outlets
- rescue the hundreds of thousands of British citizens who need cannabis as medicine and are denied it because of a corrupt and unlawful monopoly granted to GW Pharmaceuticals
Yes, I was convicted of an offence of dishonesty more than 10 years ago which led to me spending four and half months in prison.
Yes, I spent three months in prison on remand for a false allegation of common assault, I believe in 2003.
You know how to reach me. I have contemporaneous notes of all our conversations. Deal with me straight and I will deal you with you straight. Be CLEAR that if you traduce me I shall pursue you by every legitimate means available.