Well, predictably enough my post last night about Staffordshire police dropping their investigations into Julie Bailey’s supposed ‘harassment’, and the obvious significance of this for those claims and anything else she says, was like poking a stick into the ‘Cure the NHS’ hornets’ nest.
I’m pretty cynical about ‘Cure’ and am under no illusions about the reality that lies behind their claimed saintliness, but their tactics – and the speed with which they’ve resorted to them this time – have managed to shock even me.
Gary Walker’s immediate reaction was to try to smear me by association, by making a pathetic attempt to link me with child abuse:
Mr Walker – no relation to me, thank God – knows perfectly well that my argument with him and his pal/alter-ego ‘loki/phyllis‘ is about the attempted blackmail by Cure supporters to silence a man who dared to disagree with them, and with their tactic of writing off a logical argument because of its source.
I consider such behaviour vile, and will always consider it vile. But Gary, who styles himself ‘@modernleader’ on Twitter in a way that would delight Freudians, doesn’t let mere facts get in the way of a bit of slander.
David Drew – a former doctor turned ‘whistleblower’ who likes to present himself as objective and above any ‘nasty stuff’, took the smear a step further – turning ‘supporting’ into ‘sheltering’:
When I pointed out that he knew full well what Walker’s slander was, he responded – in French, just to be clever, ‘I regret nothing’:
Then, when I responded in a pissed-off fashion (since pissed off is exactly what I am and should be), he professed to be ‘shocked’ at me. Ho hum.
Such is the reality of the tactics adopted by Cure and pals if anyone dissents.
Their ire toward me – on this occasion – was provoked because I consider Ms Bailey a toxic fantasist, and dared to show that the police’s decision to drop their investigation into the ‘abuse’ she has supposedly suffered because they can’t find evidence to prosecute anyone fits with her making it all up, for attention or to divert attention away from the march of 51,000 people to support Stafford hospital (since that’s when the claims surfaced).
But that’s not the only indication that Ms Bailey is the female equivalent to Walter Mitty (only far more harmful).
It turns out that Ms Bailey has a page on Linkedin – a site which is a kind of Facebook for professionals to promote their work personas. You have to be a member – and accepted as a contact by her – to view the full profile. But even if you’re not signed in, Ms Bailey’s profile reveals a couple of astonishing claims:
According to her Linkedin profile, Ms Bailey’s organisation – a recent limited company vehicle for profit-making – not only employs more than 10,001 people, but is also a government agency.
Cure the Health Ltd – the commercial verhicle for Cure the NHS – appears to have two employees (Ms Bailey and a Cure supporter James Duff). It was incorporated only in March, and has not yet filed accounts.
Yet in Ms Bailey’s mind, it’s apparently already a ‘government agency’, with over 10,000 employees. Perhaps putting ‘commercial company’ and ‘2 employees’ just didn’t feel impressive enough – but a willingness to invent ‘facts’ to appear more important and impressive is still troubling. I’ve saved it on freezepage.com here, in case she decides to change it now the word is out.
This is the woman whose wild, erratic and ever less credible claims we’re supposed to accept as true and reliable, just because – well, because she claimed them – or face abuse, mobbing and absurd insinuations or outright accusations if we question them.
The woman who thinks she’s ‘curing’ the NHS while helping an NHS-hating government to attack the public’s affection for our Health Service.
Hmmmm. ok – or..