Paul, you understand incorrectly. De Mooi's statement of 7-Aug-11 claimed he did not use the word 'homophobia'. This is universally accepted. Many people at the time assumed this to mean that he did not make accusations of that nature rather than simply not using that particular word. The Sunday Times claimed to have a recording of him making accusations that at least one of those involved was homophobic. They refused to releasse this recording to the PCC as they would also have had to release it to me and the Times official dealing with the case claimed that they did not want to do that as I may have used it in legal action against De Mooi. Despite this the PCC still made its decision based on the article being a true reflection of what De Mooi said. I have published the report on this forum so you can check that.Paul Cooksey wrote:As I understand it, Alex does not accept CJs statement of regret that he overreacted, made on 7-Aug-11, should be an end to the matter. He continues to call for CJs resignation.
What I have said is that it is long overdue that De Mooi should either deny that he made such allegations (in which case the Sunday Times is in trouble) or, if its allegations are accurate he should apologise to Lara for the trouble he has caused. NEVER has he had the decency to apologise to Lara. I consider an apology to be the minimum that any decent human being would give under the latter circumstances.
I have only called for his resignation if he wishes to continue to remain silent.
Lara intends to continue to work to make this year's British as successful as possible. If she is allowed to do so without attacks on her then I see no reason why she shouldn't fullfil that task.
My understanding is that currently, unlke the Scottish Championships, there is no funding in place to provide conditions for GMs. Indeed it is still not known how much of a profit, if any, was made by Sheffield and which could therefore by carried forward to this year's event. Obviously this is a further handicap to her efforts.