Matthew Turner wrote:
I believe it would have been more accurate for the ECF to accuse Holloid of insincerity (or worse). However, I fully understand why it might not be in the ECF's interests to do this. It may well be that nobody in the ECF is 'to blame', but the upshot of it all is that the statements coming out of the ECF are misleading. Reading between the lines I think we agree on the vast majority of this. However, what is certain is that we do have to move on and I am grateful for what you and CJ in particular are doing to restore the ECF's repoutation at a grassroots level.
I doubt Holloid would allow the ECF to have made a statement that made it sound as though Holloid were at fault. So instead they sought a neutral ground.