Thursday, 16 January 2014

My phone call with Emily Clifton

Hi, everyone (including Jackie Doyle-Price apparently)!

I have just got off the telephone with Emily Clifton, one of JD-P's minions, regarding why I have not received answers to any of the e-mails I sent during December and below is the recording of the call.

Apparently, JD-P (or, more likely, one of her minions) reads my blog and JD-P has basically based her non-compliance with her duties on an off-hand comment I made on this blog to sending her separate e-mails to "fuck with her head".  This is interesting because if JD-P has not got the time to deal with my correspondence, how does she account for having the time to read my blog?

I also think that to base your actions (or in this case, inactions) based on a blog, which by its very nature needs to be entertaining for the readers (or listeners), seems to be a little childish due to the ignoring of that basic fact regarding the nature of blogs.

Ms Doyle-Price should start to take a good long hard look at herself and ask herself this question - should I be answering my constituent's views and comments based on the actual correspondence or should I allow my actions to be dictated by my personal reaction to something that is meant for entertainment?

If I get a response from JD-P, either by phone or by e-mail, I'll post the results here!

Addendum: SoundCloud have removed the audio file from their server so I have relocated it here instead: Audio

The e-mail I received about this is posted below.

Hi there,

We are writing to you today because we've received reports that one of your tracks has been found to be in breach of our terms of use on the grounds of violating an individual’s right of privacy/publicity without their prior consent. The track in question is:

"Phone call with Emily Clifton"

The relevant section of our terms of use is highlighted below:
(viii) You must not use the Platform to upload, post, store, transmit, display, copy, distribute, promote, make available or otherwise communicate to the public:
- any information, Content or other material that violates, plagiarises, misappropriates or infringes the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark rights, rights of privacy or publicity, confidential information or any other right; or

We don’t pre-screen content but we do reserve the right to remove content reported to us which is in breach of our terms of use or community guidelines (which you have agreed to adhere to by signing up to use SoundCloud) or content that we deem to be otherwise unacceptable based on our reasonable discretion.

As such, we have removed this content from your account. For the track to be reinstated, we would require you to provide proof that you have the necessary consents for both the recording and publishing of this content (e.g. signed release form).

If proof of consent cannot be provided, the track will remain removed from your account. Please note that repeated violation of our terms of use ( could lead to the permanent suspension of your account.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.


SoundCloud Trust & Safety Team

For your reference this is Case #: 566788

For me, this is a case of civil disobedience because if elected officials believe they are above the law then only acts of civil disobedience can be used to bring the truth out into the open.  Whilst Ms Clifton is not an elected official herself, she does work for one and, therefore, to bring to light Ms Doyle-Price's misconduct, Ms Clifton's right to privacy regarding phone calls with myself is suspended on my own authority as a citizen of the United Kingdom who wishes to engage in the democratic process and is being denied that opportunity by Ms Doyle-Price and her staff (including Ms Clifton)

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