Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mr Corbett writes

It appears that I was wrongly informed and Richard Corbett is not taking comments after all.

Dear Gawain,

Thanks once again for taking an interest in my blog but the link up on England Expects (from the the update on your Pot Kettle post), takes people to a fake of my blog, which I have absolutely nothing to do with.

My blog is put up through an FTP server and the address is and the blog itself, as is made quite clear from reading it, dates back to February 2005.

I would be grateful if you could take your link to the hoax blog down and point out to your readers that is a fake, which I am in no way responsible for.


Richard Corbett

So at his express request I would like to confirm, that there are two Corbett blogs, one with and without comments. The one with comments does not have archives going back anywhere near as far as his for example. It would appear that it is a mirror blog, I am not sure what the legal position of it is not being savvy in these things, maybe somebody could let me know? For example, if there are really libellous comments posted upon it, who is responsible? Is it a breach of copyright? I don't know.

That being said I would have thought that there is no harm in it as it allows the comment section, but otherwise faithfully reproduces what he has written. (Apart from anything else it doubles his web presence).

So I hope that I have done what he asked in the Spirit of good and fraternal relations, but I shall still be looking at the mirror site every now and again to find out what the great unwashed think of his musings.

Comment Forum


Central Scrutiniser said...

Oh no! Someone has faked an MEP's blog. I would be quite angry about that if I were Richard Corbett MEP.

So, whodunnit?

Gawain Towler AKA Elaib Harvey said...

I thought about trying to find out, but to be honest I don't really care, it is a bit of fun while it lasts.

David said...

I'm sure Margot Wallstrom will approve of this improved version of Richard's blog. It's absolutely in the spirit of greater communication and dialogue.

Plan C for Corbett!

Anonymous said...

If I ever feel the need I'll use the 'fake' blog. In fact as it's identical you should link to it until Corbett allows comments.