Please sign the appeal to get Tony Farrell re-employed– put up by Rory Ridley-Duff on the big-hitting site Professor Ridley-Duff is employed by the University of Sheffield. (NB, my article about Tony Farrell, and his legal struggle)

Also if you can, contribute to the Tony Farrell Fund Appeal fund. He needs our help.

Here’s a statement about this Appeal Fund by professor Rory Ridley-Duff:

Tony Farrell is currently awaiting the written reasons from the court before lodging an appeal.  Richard Hall is organising the Appeal Fund and has set up a bank account to which the PayPal contributions can be transferred.  At the moment, Tony is facing financial difficulties as he used all his existing resources to get legal advise prior to his internal appeal and employment tribunal.  The Appeal Fund has raised a sufficient amount to pay the court costs awarded against him, and to stabalise his financial situation.  The focus is now to ensure there are sufficient funds for legal representation at his appeal. Please spread word of the petition to trusted colleagues and friends so that they can make up their own mind whether to offer support. To read the final submission to the court (by Ian Crane) or contribute to the appeal fund, visit: 

It was remarkable that Ian Crane defended Tony Farrell at his appeal fund at Sheffield Employment Tribunal earlier this  month (September 7-9) . Ian is probably Britain’s best-known speaker on deep politics. A bunch of us met in a Sheffield pub on the 6th, and Ian was there because he’d just given a talk nearby. He advised Tony that he should not represent himself – and asked Rory Ridley-Duff, who had also turned up, if he would consider doing so? His employed position made that a bit tricky, Rory explained, so he declined. That night Ian had a dream that he was representing TF in the Tribunal, so the next morning at 8 am he told Tony that he would represent him, over the three days. I think the Tribunal was a bit sartled to have Britain’s top deep-politics speaker grilling the police – although obviously the dismissal of the case was foreordained.

Tony Farrell turned up at an all-day‘conspiracy theory’ meeting at Conway Hall, london on 25th September: It was planned as an academic exercise, with the well-known psychology ‘Sceptic’ Professor French speaking, plus alleged conspiracy-theory expert David Aronowitz (his book ‘Voodoo Histories’ could be subtitled “How to forget everything you ever knew’). Also speaking were the up-and coming ‘Demos’ duo (‘The power of Unreason’) . They had planned a day-conference t that would psychologically categorise the aberrant ‘conspiracy theorists.’ And let’s be aware that this is the only level at which British students are allowed to debate the topic!

 Well, it didn’t happen – MrAronowitz pulled out and Ian Crane by popular demand was brought in to replace him. Ian invited Tony Farrell to do a five-minute slot. This turned the whole meeting around, making it clear that so-called conspiracy theorists could not be reduced or dismissed in psychological terms. There might just possibly be a real public debate as an aftermath of this meeting (maybe about Tower 7 in the World Trade Centre on 9/11), for the first time ever …

For what its worth, here is my definition of ‘conspiracy theory’: A frivolous and degenerate term, used to try and delegitimise or marginalise persons who are seeking to enquire into the deeper currents and meaning of modern history. 

That Sunday meeting caused me to reflect: over the six years since 7/7, there have only been two persons who can be brought forward to propound the government’s position on the London bombings: Rachel North and David Aaronowitz. They will do so in a BBC studio but are not really prepared to do this in open public debate. Its important to appreciate how Aaronowitz wimped out of this day-conference.

Other news

* Muad’Dib is now making a new ‘Ripple effect’ DVD which shouldbe out next month. 

* North-country film-maker Tom Secker has done a valuable interview: after his first lengthy 7/7 documentary, he’s now produced another –   Crime and Prejudice You might also wish to check out his Media Edge TV interview  or my debate with him on Jim Fetzer’s Real Deal August 2011.

 *  Richard Hall has just put up his recent seminar (at Weston Super-Mare) which included his interview with me on the 7/7 topic .

I’d say that these various initiatives add up to a moving force which the authorities are going to have trouble in dismissing. Representatives of the main monotheistic religions are now working cordially together: Dr Naseem, wise Imam of the Birmingham Mosque, Muslim, who will be hosting meetings on the 7/7 topic; Rory Ridley-Duff, the philosopher-lecturer at Sheffield, Jewish; and Tony Farrell, Principal Intelligence Analyst for South Yorkshire Police until recently, Christian. This collaboration means we are collectively saying ‘NO’ to any Clash-of-Civisation concept, as well as ‘NO’ to the government’s bogus War-on-Terror agenda.

 Here is the text of Sheffield philosopher Rory Ridley-Duff, arguing why Tony Farrell should be re-instated:

In July 2010, Tony Farrell, the Principal Intelligence Analyst of South Yorkshire Police reviewed available evidence for his annual threat assessment against the people of South Yorkshire, England.  He came to the conclusion that it was less likely that the events of 9/11 and 7/7 were al-Qaeda terrorist attacks than ‘false flag’ terrorist operations carried out by the intelligence services of western governments.  As the alleged al-Qaeda attack in London was thought to have been planned in Yorkshire, and his annual threat assessment took into account the local threat from terrorism to the people of South Yorkshire, he reported his concerns to senior officers.  He asked for time to produce a new assessment that included the threat from intelligence services as well as al-Qaeda. 

His commitment to professional standards at South Yorkshire Police that he must ‘not knowingly make any false, misleading or inaccurate written statements’  was reinforced by a religious belief that he ‘must not bear false witness’.  When senior police officers would not give him additional time to revise his threat assessment, he refused to sign off the annual threat assessment on the basis that it would be misleading.

Senior police officers suspended, and later dismissed, Tony Farrell from his job on the grounds of ‘incompatible beliefs’.  At the internal appeal hearing by South Yorkshire Police, the chair stated:  ‘Your views are very sincere and you may be right but it is, I’m afraid, incompatible at the moment with where we are’ (Mr Hiller, Director of Finance, South Yorkshire Police, 2nd September 2010).  Later, at his appeal on 6th October 2010, and again at the Employment Tribunal in September 2011, Mr Littlejoy (chair of the appeal panel) claimed that Tony Farrell’s views were ‘conspiracy theories invented without any evidence’ and that they were ‘outlandish’.

On the 9th September 2011, the Sheffield Employment Tribunal Service upheld the decision of South Yorkshire Police to dismiss Tony for ‘incompatible beliefs’ even though it surfaced in evidence that no police officer, no intelligence analyst, no police manager, and nobody on the appeal panel had checked the evidence that led Tony Farrell to revise his threat assessment.  The Employment Tribunal panel refused to accept written works from Professor Ray Griffin and Dr Rory Ridley-Duff to rebut Mr Littlejoy’s claims that Tony Farrell’s ‘outlandish’ views had no evidence base.

This petition invites citizens, residents, workers and visitors to the UK to make an official complaint against the police service and employment tribunal service on the basis that this employment tribunal decision will affect them.  At the employment tribunal , the Head of HR at South Yorkshire Police (Stephanie Barker) answered the question “are you saying that any person holding those views in South Yorkshire Police would not be able to work for them?”.  She stated “Yes, that is the case.”  (Statement based on the verbatim notes taken by a researcher). Therefore, not only is it the official policy of South Yorkshire Police to dismiss any person who questions the government account of the terrorist threat, the Employment Tribunal Service supports their decision to dismiss people on these grounds.  In effect, the police service have a legally sanctioned right to dismiss staff and officers who question the truthfulness of the government’s account of the events of 7/7 or 9/11.

As a result, any person involved in legal proceedings on account of their beliefs on 7/7 and 9/11 cannot expect an independent, impartial investigation by the police service in either civil or criminal cases.  All police staff who might be inclined to conduct impartial investigations into matters related to 7/7 or 9/11 will now fear dismissal.  No member of the public who surfaces evidence of criminal activity related to 7/7 or 9/11 will be able to go to the police for an independent investigation because any line of enquiry that questions the official account will be immediately shut down.

Furthermore, the tribunal decision allows any employer to dismiss staff who question the government version of events related to 7/7 and 9/11 through their work on the basis that such beliefs are ‘incompatible’ with those of their employer.  All working people in the United Kingdom are now at risk if they discuss government involvement in the events of 7/7 or 9/11 within the context of their work.  No employee can expect fair treatment from the Employment Tribunal Service if their employer claims that questioning 7/7 and 9/11 is ‘incompatible’ with their work.

The signatories to this petition believe there can be no place in the Police Service or Employment Tribunal Service for people who reach conclusions in their professional work without properly considering the quality and quantity of evidence available, or who show contempt for employees – like Tony Farrell – whose work depends on the integrity of their commitment to establishing the truth.

Therefore, this petition has two aims:

1)      T o build public support for the reinstatement of Tony Farrell to his position of Principal Intelligence Analyst so that he can complete his work on revising the threat assessment against the people of South Yorkshire based on a full appraisal of currently available intelligence.

2)      To build public support for an investigation into the failure of South Yorkshire Police and the Employment Tribunal Service to fully consider Tony Farrell’s evidence before confirming his dismissal.

Signing this petition will trigger a formal complaint to Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Employment Tribunal Service.

If you support the aims, please sign this petition if you are (or planning to become) a citizen, resident or visitor to the United Kingdom.