You know I really don't care who comes on my blog and offers constructive comments about the why's and wherefores of a very complex subject. I hope my last few posts have opened a few eyes, and made folk think about the consequences of the disgrace that is, the payment of compensation to people whose claims would never have seen the light of day had a few liars not been presented on National television on 3rd October 2012.
Someone described me as 'old fashioned' the other day. They are quite right I am ! I was brought up in a Catholic household, I had to endure the weekly trip to mass on Sunday. One thing I learned very quickly was the significance of that plate that was passed around near the end of the service. Everyone felt obliged to put something on that plate no matter how small you actually felt embarrassed if you didn't. One thing that you certainly didn't do was
TAKE MONEY OUT OF THAT PLATE !
I certainly sent a few noses a twitching with my announcement that charitable funds NOT monies from Jimmy's estate would be used to cover the Trust's legal costs in it's attempts to, get rid of Nat West. Naturally, it is the estate that is being sued not the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust but, what is the estate if it is not charity money, after all, that is where most of it was going !
OK, let's back track a little here so we can all be sure that we know what we are talking about ! On October 8th 2012, the word was that, Jimmy's two charities would either : change their name, close or, distribute it's funds to other charities !
The first hand into Jimmy's charity box was NAPAC whose boss Saunders sent an email the VERY SAME DAY !
How disapointed he must have been to learn that !
Bear in mind folks, this information comes from an article dated the 22nd may 2013. I have no idea whether Saunders made public his October email before that and I could care less ! Have a read guys and gals - i just had to include this paragraph !
Shame eh ?
Just a month before this article appeared, the abuse folk lawyers were targeting Nat West accusing them of 'milking' the estate.
It went on
Enter Alan Collins from Panones (now Slater and Gordon) Soliciors. Did he REALLY mention Jimmy's funeral costs ?
So, what was the position legally around this time ? Well, it was this
Back to the civil society piece dated May 2013 and this interesting snippet - who are their 'sources' I wonder ?
It is all very complicated isn't it ? I do wonder though WHO IS running up the legal COSTS and HOW MUCH these are to date ? If, the sources are correct and the JSCT funds are still frozen, then presumably, these COSTS have NOT been paid out of the estate yet.
No, I ain't finished plundering the charity box money issue ! More burrowing to be done, but I'll leave you with this interesting tweet from Anna Raccoon a few months back. What was that the Judge said about cutting costs ?