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Thank you for your email.
I write to you in the public interest.
I trust that I can prevail upon you to examine, with care, the following information – a matter of the most grave urgency.
You will learn, by conferring with your IPCC Casework Manager Anthony Coulson, that I lodged a complaint against unspecified members of both the North Yorkshire Police and the North Yorkshire Police Authority in August last year.
The reason that the complaint did not specify those against whom it was directed was that it was in the nature of the complaint that it would be entirely inappropriate for the complaint to be investigated by those under the purview and influence of the very persons against whom the complaint was directed. The conflict of interest could scarecely be more manifest.
To be clear, my complaint centred around clear evidence of collusion amongst certain members of those bodies, specifically certain elected members and paid public servants of certain Local Authorities, to ensure that certain crimes were either not investigated, or investigated in a manner such as would deflect further complaints or investigations; in a word, cover-ups (an unfortunate plural, I know, but ‘covers-up’ is, perhaps, even more ungainly).
Without burdening you, at this stage, with chapter and verse, the bones of the matter are as follows.
Early last year, acting on information received from an individual purporting to a paid public servant at NYCC, I began investigating serious abuse of the Extended Schools “Me Too!” voucher system operated by NYCC, having been initiated and funded under the auspices of central government (Labour), in 2008. The information that came to light implicated an elected member of NYCC (and SBC).
During the 42-day run-up to the May 2011 local elections, I was repeatedly slandered by the running-mate of that elected member; a breach of Section 106 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (as amended by the Represntation of the People Act 1985), to the effect that I was under investigation by NYP for “sexual perversion”. NYP immediately assured me, then, and since, that no such investigation existed. (A breach of Section 106 of the Representation of the People Act is the offence for which, following the 2010 general election, Phil Woolas was stripped of his seat in the Commons).
Please be aware that it is far from insignificant that NYCC’s Head of Legal & Democratic Services Carole Dunne has only this week (19th June 2012) confirmed that NYCC’s investigation into “forgery and fraud” (having declined to accept my evidence one year ago) has now, finally, been passed to the North Yorkshire Police, in whose hands I expect it to vanish like a puff of smoke.
Despite providing written and recorded statements from two Whitby Town Councillors and one Scarborough Borough Councillor, who had witnessed these slanders at first hand, my complaint to the NYP was dismissed on the risibly spurious ground that “the offence was denied by the suspect”. Despite repeated requests, my evidence has not been returned to me to this day.
For the avoidance of doubt, I can provide compelling testimony to the effect that a ‘cover-up’ took place.
I can produce witnesses ready to testify about their own experiences. A pattern of behaviour is demonstrable.
In my view, such conduct amounts to conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. It is certainly misconduct in public office. In my view, this present crisis in confidence in policing in North Yorkshire will prove to be the spark which ignites perhaps the most extensive police corruption scandal in living memory.
Casework Manager Anthony Coulson will be able to provide you with the entirety of my correspondence with both the NYP and the IPCC. You will see that I have been serially subjected to misinformation and prevarication. Indeed, every conceivable impediment has been placed in my path. And yet now – only now – the NYP have been apprised - I believe in response to information that I have recently published into the public domain.
Both prior to, and since, my original complaint, I have been examining the public record in connection with financial and other actions of the present Chair of the North Yorkshire Police Authority. This is no idle digression.
The public record discloses a series of breaches of financial interest regulations spanning more than three decades.
I am now working closely with the investigation informing Lord Maginnis of Drumglass (copied into this email), whose concerns regarding high-level corruption in North Yorkshire have been the subject of Parliamentary Questions. I quote from Lord Maginnis, apropos the NYP: “that particularly dubious constabulary merits careful investigation”.
I refer you, in part, to my article, based entirely on material readily available on the public record, on the matter of three Local Authorities taking no action on a matters of fraud and of forgery - in fact, Companies’ House documentation. The article is entitled “The Tip of the Iceberg”. I hope you will forgive this cliché on the basis that few other forms of words so eloquently evoke the extent of the corruption – and there is no more apposite word in our language – that has permeated North Yorkshire Authorities for decades.
In the interests of transparency, I now inform you that it is my intention – and the declared intention of a rapidly burgeoning sector of the public – to expose the entirety of these matters in the public domain. The age of the internet brings many changes.
I have corresponded with Baroness Warsi and Lord Feldman, in their capacities as Co-Chairs of the Conservative Party – Councillor Kenyon’s Party – and they have declined, through their Chief of Staff Robert Kaye, the opportunity to express confidence in Councillor Kenyon.
Robert Goodwill MP (Scarborough & Whitby – Conservative) remains unresponsive.
In my experience – and I invite you to share that experience by visiting me in Whitby – it is the common perception that wrong-doing has prevailed as a matter of course in these parts for over a generation.
Again in the interest of transparency, it is my intention to publish this and future correspondence into the public domain. It is also my intention to publish into the public domain the actions, names and positions of all those whom I have shown to be implicated.
Publish and be damned? Oh, yes!
I look forward to your assurance that my complaint against certain members of the North Yorkshire Police and of the North Yorkshire Police Authority is now, belatedly, to be investigated – immediately, diligently and with the utmost transparency.
Yours, with very kind regards,
Members of the public may wish to address their own concerns to Nicolas Long. I am sure that he will welcome such further information as sheds light on this disgusting abuse of power and privilege.