Sunday, July 22, 2007


On 19 March 2007, just before the complaint of FRAUD, regarding the conduct of the Gaul 2004 RFI, was submitted to the Police, a similar formal claim had been lodged with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
It took SFO no more than 24 hours to answer the complaint; and this is how they ‘justified’ their decision not to proceed with the investigation of a serious fraud allegation:
The matter you report concerns the manner in which the Reopened Formal Investigation of 2002 into the sinking of the trawler 'F.V. Gaul' was conducted and the conclusions that were reached by the investigators. There is no tangible evidence of criminal activity, within the body of offences provided by the criminal law, and therefore this is not a matter the SFO can progress further.”
The justification sounds incredible; of course they were not aware of any tangible evidence of wrongdoing. At that stage, they hadn’t been given any. The complaint had been lodged via their usual on-line form, and, had they been interested (or allowed) to investigate the case, the necessary evidence would have been handed over to them.
In a normal set of circumstances, the SFO would have requested proof in support of the allegation and then decided whether it was sufficient or not.
In reality, they didn’t even bother to ask for it.

In La-la-la-Land, however, anything is possible; anything goes and all wrongs can be accommodated. One just has to stop listening and keep singing.

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