For this first post of 2019, I have decided to write about a couple of things, which, to be honest, were/are of such little significance to me personally, that I have until this point in time, not had any reason to give them a moment of serious thought.
However, as they are still being used by those who prefer to dwell in some of the more murkier corners of the www, as a stick, (albeit more of a pathetically thin twig in reality) to take swipes at me with, I am going to offer an alternative (and true) version.
As with most things that people read on the interwebs, there is almost always another side to any story, and as is often the case, the other side, although decidedly less shouty, and altogether more measured and rational in it’s telling, is usually overlooked.
This article may also fall victim to that scenario, coming as it does more than a couple of years after the actual events, but what the hell, I am going to write it anyway.
I shall begin by telling you, why, I finally decided to put this into the public domain, as its as good a place to start as any.
I was sent a link to a blog, on or around the 20th December 2018, written by none other than Barbara Hewson, on the 13th December, entitled ‘The Devil’s Cleaners – Part 1’, where Ms. Hewson has begun to lay out what, to her mind at least, appears to be every imaginable sleight that has been leveled against her, and two of her associates.
I used to have a modicum of respect for Ms. Hewson, as I felt that she really had some interesting things to say, and on the surface at least, came across as someone who was not easily fooled, and could easily hold her own against anybody.
Being a Barrister, I also assumed that she was a highly-intelligent woman, and one not prone to ‘conspiracy-type beliefs’, and who was a staunch advocate for those who had been wrongly accused, and was scathing in her many dealings with those she believed made false allegations.
At least that is what I thought.
In her blog, Ms. Hewson has made a number of rather bizarre claims, and in one paragraph she states:
‘Poulton inhabits a criminal milieu. She ran two troll groups on Twitter: one named Troll Patrol in conjunction with her (now former) partner Lee Taylor Ryan, the “Lotto Lag”; and another named Team Outlaw, run in conjunction with Roydon Jones aka Outlaw Jimmy, who has a conviction for malicious communications ….’
You see what I mean about ‘conspiracy-type’ beliefs?
I cannot, and will not comment upon whether her claim about Lee Ryan is true or untrue, but what I can do, and will do, is categorically state, that there is not, nor has there ever been, a ‘Team Outlaw’ in any capacity, and certainly not in the format that Ms. Hewson states as apparent fact.
The ‘Team Outlaw’
fantasy allegation, has been doing the rounds online, ever since Ms. Poulton posted a single Tweet in or around 2013, which contained the hashtag #TeamOutlaw, as a response to a few people, myself included, who had taken it upon ourselves to defend her from a group of Twitter bullies.
There never was a ‘Troll Team’ or a ‘Team Outlaw’ of any type, it was a complete fabrication, concocted by the same group that were dog-piling, harassing and bullying Ms. Poulton on Twitter and Facebook.
It is a fantasy which ranks alongside the equally fantastic claim(s), that this site (and its owner) is being funded by, and administrated by the Greater Manchester Police, and/or the British Security Services – as was recently alleged in a rambling and bizarre video, which was published to YouTube.
Ms. Hewson’s other claim, is (in part) correct, however, I do have a conviction for malicious communication, it’s hardly a secret, I have never once denied it, but as Ms. Hewson appears to see it as something that she (and her online associates) can use to define what kind of person I am, then you dear readers, are about to discover the truth.
The bizarre set of circumstances that led me to appear before the courts, and the true facts of the ‘trial’ which led to that conviction, have never before been made public, there has been an inordinate amount of hearsay, speculation and complete bullshit of course, but not a single, accurate, and honest account of what actually transpired that day.
Before I begin to lay that out, however, I must refer back to Ms. Hewson one more time, because even though I did, as previously stated, have a modicum of respect for her, once upon a time at least, I remain somewhat puzzled by her odd behaviour since.
I am perplexed by the way she appears to despise those who make false and vexatious complaints, yet has (metaphorically) jumped headlong into a rather grotesque ménage à trois, with two of the most prolific and vexatious complainants that lurk online.
And I can state that with confidence, as I have, myself, been the recipient of a number of those entirely false and vexatious complaints/allegations, three of which, led to two arrests, and one which led to me being questioned under caution.
But that is another story altogether.
The true account of what led to my malicious communications trial, and ultimate conviction, will appear on this site in due course, and when you have read it, and digested the true facts, it will be your choice entirely as to whether you believe justice was indeed served, or something was really not quite right about the whole thing.