Friday, 6 August 2021
To Expose This Conduct
I normally ignore Oliver Kamm, although he is completely obsessed with me and even published a truly unhinged screed about me in a recent edition of Private Eye, alleging offences that, if true, would have me imprisoned for the rest of my life.
Suffice it to say that of course I have the email trail for all of the signatories to my recent letter about the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill; that it is wildly improbable, and that is putting it politely, that at least one of them did not know who I was, as Kamm suggests; and that that letter is not even primarily about Julian Assange, as Kamm, who struggles with English comprehension but who has a posh accent and manner, seems to think.
Kamm is objectively worse than the Mafia, who have a rule against mothers. He is widely feared, although not by me, but he understandably has no friends, nor even people who hold him in any kind of respect, and it sincerely bewilders him that anyone else might have such things. Take the endorsements of his most recent, hilariously unsuccessful book.
Only one, based in the United States, had any expertise in mental health, which was at least ostensibly the book's subject, and all that that one really said was that the book was well written, in the way that spoof endorsements of Alan Partridge's books describe them as "beautifully punctuated".
The rest, whose opinions on these matters are of no more consequence than those of anyone else, were merely frightened of what Kamm might otherwise have written about them in Private Eye. On that basis, they do not deserve to be in public life. Based on non-sales and non-reviews of Kamm's book, they barely are. And as I wrote in a previous post:
"I was well liked and well respected in prison. That is not conjecture or inference; no one in there minces his words. ... As to those who might contemplate unofficial action, especially but not exclusively in the North East, they should consider that I now had lifetime offers of assistance, with no suggestion of payment, from the persons or close associates of some of the North East's most colourful characters. ... People who pompously professed to "keep an eye" on me should know that I now had people keeping an eye on them."