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This is a short message about what the High Court
is trying to do.
They are now informing me that it is possible to
amend the court order so that it orders me to pay Defra's costs. The court
officials are lying about what they have said to me on the telephone.
One official, as I believe I mentioned to you, has told me they
have no record of the writ having been issued and that a copy was sent to the
Court at a later date. Now he is denying saying such a
However, I have two copies of the writ; one
sent eventually by Defra and one sent by the Court.
Both copies are from the same one original document
as may be shown by the identical handwriting in several areas on both copies.
However, the two sheets have been stamped by the court in different places after
11 December 2002.
If the Court had issued the writ correctly, and as
they say, on 5 November 2002 then they will be able to provide me with a
copy from their records that may be shown to be a genuine copy of the writ
prior to it being sent to the Sheriff's office, who have probably written in the
date of receipt in December 2002.
It is now that someone from the Press needs to be
interested; not for us personally but because of this proposed change in
bailiff law and powers of entry.
I was telephoned the other day by one
of the Sheriff's Officers for Powys and Glamorgan, and his rudeness
quite took me aback. He informed me of the White Paper, which I
already knew about, and said that I would be able to see "where the government
is going on this". It felt like a veiled threat that they would be
able to return and force entry to our home.
The collusion between the High Court and the
government really needs a public airing.