I remain confused about the total lack of media interest in the sudden reversal of opinion by the anonymous former applicant for the Ashton Vale judicial review. The unusual nature of it all has fired up my inquisitive side.
Why did this man, who previously supported the Judicial Review cause enough to volunteer to put himself right at the centre of the storm, apparently suddenly decide that not only did he not support it any more but, if the letters are to be believed, has gone out of his way to sabotage the entire JR?
Why would he try to stop anyone else from taking his place?
Why would he try to discredit his own solicitors?
Why didn’t he contact SAVE or his own solicitors to let them know of his intentions before issuing this letter?
Why did he apparently tell his former solicitors that he didn’t remember signing such a letter… and then allegedly send another one just a couple of days later?
Which firm of lawyers drafted the letter(s) for him, given that it didn’t appear on headed paper?
Why does the letter tick every box that a pro-stadium lawyer would think up to bring the JR to an end?
Did he even send these letters, or did someone else send them on his behalf?
Why did Bristol City Council black out the section where he apparently transfers all legal power to his stepson before publishing it?
You can read his original letter to the High Court pulling out of the JR here and draw your own conclusions:
You can see the full version (still without names of course) here: