Shell's official line is that it is unable to accept my evidence because of the 'attached
This is a cynical pretence, by people who are determined not to receive
my evidence, accordingly I wrote on the 7
'All of the above offers (and others), had no conditions attached to them, all were refused. In the case of the ‘ex-bank employees’, no call received. The offers were rejected because Shell’s strategy is to brazen its nuclear dumping crimes, and hence the consequences, out. Consequently, the above offers, and any other offers I make, will be/were rejected, for once Shell, for example, contacted the said former bank employees, as per Graeme Sweeney’s (Thornton’s MD) undertaking, Shell would no longer be able to turn a ‘Nelson’s eye’ and pretend that it is unaware of the truth concerning its nuclear dumping.
However, even the premise on which the assertion is based, is a lie. For I have supplied your clients (Shell) with detailed evidence regarding ‘Shell Thornton’s’ secret military nuclear research, see for instance paragraphs 51-79 of my draft statement of claim. Does your client dispute any of the nuclear research programmes, as set out in paragraphs 51-79, were carried out by Shell? Please answer.'
Shell, again refused my (no conditions attached) offer(s). Furthermore, the Group now refuses to deny that it carried out the secret nuclear research programmes, as set-out. Despite it previous stating in its Narrative of the 7 February 1994, that no such research took place, at its Thornton Research Centre.
In furtherance of its 'brazen it out' policy,
the Group's legal head wrote in his letter of the 8
“To this point we have been
unable to find anything to collaborate your allegations…..”
I immediately replied to this outright lie:
'Wrong, wrong, wrong!
At our meeting, of the 12 January
1999, I communicated to Mr Sweeney (Shell Thornton's MD), how Shell could quickly authenticate the
‘first element of the story’, -the extensive cash payments.
Once this was verified, I informed the meeting (Shell), we could move
forward. As I informed Mr Sweeney,
the bank’s ex-employees will be able to supply the required corroboration
regarding the cash payments. If you
had any trouble locating the bank’s former employees, I shall be able to
assist. Consequently, I await your
At the said meeting, I further
detailed the plant and wagons used, the problems the ‘Lads’ and Shell
encountered with the nuclear decommissioning, etc, etc.
(*No 'call' was made!)
‘However, to proceed we need something more
concrete than your allegations alone. This is what Dr Sweeney asked for
following your meeting with him at Thornton last year.’
Following my meeting with Mr Sweeney, Mr. Hugh Dorans wrote, in his letter of the 18 January 1999.
‘In addition, we believe that we would be
able to make more progress if we were to discuss the events directly with the witnesses you have interviewed.’
I have repeatedly offered, as per my
last letter, to jointly interview the ‘lads’ and former Shell employees, and
others, who would quickly establish the truth.
I offered to interview former Shell directors, who were aware of the sham nature of the Narrative, prior to its construction. You refuse!
I remind you that in spite of your
(Shell) numerous undertakings, I now find that not only does Mr Sweeney refuse
to respond to my letter of 5 May, ‘he asks you’ (Shell) to forward the fact
that ‘he will not be responding’.
There seems hardly any point in detailing further examples
In light of the construction of
your Narrative of the 7 February 1994, you are perfectly well aware, that I am
unwilling to simply hand over my evidence, without reasonable safeguards in
place. Thus, I regard your offers
as little more than rudimentary PR exercises.
Nevertheless, the one thing we can
surely agree on is that this, is far too important to allow personal feelings to
be in any way a significant factor. Consequently,
I am prepared to hand over direct to Shell, a transcript of my interview with
your former ‘Manager’, (who confirmed the 'Lads' decommissioning in 1968,
and stated that it was a nuclear reactor-that had been 'demolished') complete with official, Shell and other documents
conclusively ‘demonstrating’ that Shell Thornton Research Centre and its employees were conducting
the nuclear research programs as per the Managers account.
I have further good news. I
have located some of the personnel involved.
However, not all reside in the UK, some reside in Europe, others are
wider a field.
In return, after inspecting the
evidence you will accept (the evidence) as being such, that you will accept my
proposal(s) to have the remainder of my evidence subjected to the required
scrutiny, as I have set-out. In the
event that you ‘find’ my evidence ‘unproven’ you would give an
undertaking to jointly interview, the said identified personnel, so that the
facts can be established. If I may
quote you ‘What have you to lose?’
So there you have it, further
alternative methods ‘to collaborate (my) allegations’
The 'Shell Manager' offer was turned down on the grounds of 'costs'. Having turned down the offer, for 'cost reasons', Shell appoints D J Freeman, one of the countries most expensive legal firms, enough said!
In maintenance of Shell's, 'Brazen it out, admit nothing', strategy, their appointed solicitors (D J Freeman) opening letter, started off with the other arm of its strategy- legal threats. Here are just two:
'Our clients have made no attempt to stop you publishing fair and accurate facts and have encouraged you to report your concerns to the relevant authorities. They would however, have no hesitation in protecting their reputation from defamatory attacks.’
'If you believe Shell to have been guilty of a cover up of the events in 1968, you are free to make the allegation public subject to the warning that Shell will take whatever action it sees fit in order to protect its reputation from false attacks. However, the mere existence of a cover up does not of itself give rise to any legitimate cause of action by you.'
Despite the prior sending (twice) of the contents of this WEB site , to Shell's legal head, its joint Dutch/UK Chairmen, and their appointed lawyers, no 'writs' have been issued, no actual answers received or rebuff's been forthcoming. Nor, incidentally, has Shell expressed, on a single occasion, any concern for the victims of its nuclear dumping crimes.