The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124297 Message #2744912
Posted By: Lowden Jameswright
13-Oct-09 - 09:54 AM
Thread Name: Humphrey Smith - destroyer of British folk music
Subject: RE: Humphrey Smith
How do you deal with someone who flashes the cheque book on the back of an untold fortune to return repeatedly to judiciary reviews in an effort to overturn planning permission granted (and upheld on 3 separate occasions) over 10 years ago? His actions (based on his feudal notions of greenbelt and principle) have undermined the livelihood and sanity of a hard-working family trying to run their business.
I'm told he has dozens of law suits to face, but it's all meat and drink to him; he obviously is a guy who thrives on conflict. He must be one of the most hated blokes in the UK, but I know someone who is very grateful for his decision to close the Plough's doors to live music during Whitby Folk week; the manager of the Fleece... thirty odd thousand quid - bring it on!