I received the following from a trusted source. He marked it not for publication but I chose an excerpt to assuage the criticism of the pedants who question the veracity of everything I publish; and to inform what can best be described as ‘the klan’ that I am on to them. Furthermore I have a source who could name and shame them, and if anything should go down, Police Scotland will have no hiding place:
“The threats are real. I know this due to being in certain circles and sorry I for one cannot divulge anymore info (self preservion) I am sure you can latch on to what I mean. I would have no part in harming or distressing you and yours as that would be abhorrent and beneath my very basic principles and to be honest if I was caught up in such a situation I would probably come down on your the underdog side and defend you. Now what I can do for you meanwhile is give you some advice on your security. This is your choice but the offer is genuine and Bill knows me personally and my word is solid. Now don’t think for a second I have taken to you or your opinion NO CHANCE but I am a human with children and grandchild and will not stand by and watch a burning at the stake scenario.”
When I started this site with the zeal of a cub investigative reporter I knew that sooner or later I would be confronted with Pandora’s Box.
“Pandora’s box is an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora’s creation in Hesiod’s Works and Days. The “box” was actually a large jar given to Pandora which contained all the evils of the world.”
I chose to open the box, but when the evils of the world engulfed I had no choice but to choose exile:
There is a clear and present danger to John James.
I’m open to your offer of advice on my security. I can reassure you that I won’t publish anything sent to me in confidence.
Even in this site’s finest hour, your beleaguered author had to approach the Football Blogging Award organisers and request that they did not publish any photographs. My right hand man, The Mensch, collected the award on my behalf and if I may say so perfectly captured the viscissitudes of the Family Courts with an impassioned plea for disenfranchised fathers.
I had a choice of 15 minutes of fame or 15 months in a Glasgow Scale Coma.