As you might’ve realised in our last article, we’d been planning to publish tonight the letter sent by Carole Dennett all council members earlier this week, all six pages of it.
However, unprompted, we received the following from David Pugh at 11.33pm this evening.
I would ask that you exercise caution on what you choose to publish. Elements of CD’s letter are of a defamatory nature. Advice will be taken in relation to both the original letter and any reproduction of it.
My statement on this letter is:
These matters were comprehensively dealt with in last year’s investigation, with a clear and unequivocal outcome. We have moved on. It’s about time Miss Dennett did as well. There are far bigger issues we should all be focusing on.
We wonder – if the contents of the letter are in fact defamatory – will Cllr Pugh be sending the same email to the Chief Executive’s ‘business support unit’ for reproducing and circulating Miss Dennett’s letter to all council members yesterday.
Inevitably we’re going to have to seek more legal advice before we can show it to you. Anyone prepared to chip into a legal fund?