heads up for Down Under: for readers in Australia
New Zealand academic*) how his correspondence is
being leaked to this website...
READERS should be aware that the New
Zealand journalist Philip Matthews
who may contact them about Dr Hayward is
working for the newspaper The
Listener, and writing on behalf of a
special interest group which is trying to
destroy Dr Hayward's career.
[* Professor Martin
Lally, Associate Professor at Victoria University's
School of Economics and Finance, organised the
petition criticising the actions of the University
Thursday, September 4, 2003
As you are probably aware, I am preparing a
follow-up story on Joel Hayward, Thomas
Fudge etc. I have two brief questions
Have any more signatories attached their names to
since it appeared in newspapers last week?
2) A copy of your recent correspondence with
Richard Evans appears on
the website of David
Irving. Did you supply this copy to
Many thanks, Philip
Wednesday, September 3, 2003 6:30
I am happy to respond to any questions that
you have on this matter. Re the two questions
1. The number of signatories is now 100
compared to the earlier 63, and will soon be sent
as a follow up to the Canterbury Council and
2. I have NOT supplied this correspondence
with Richard Evans to David Irving,
nor have I ever supplied Mr Irving with anything
nor had correspondence with him at any point.
However I copied the correspondence with Richard
Evans to about 300 people, so it isn't a surprise
that it has travelled to such places. If you study
the entire correspondence with Richard Evans, you
will see that all of it concerns Canterbury's
processes rather than the contents of Joel
in respect of which my opinion is not only that of
a complete non-expert but is indicated in my
original email to Professor le
Grew in Feb 2001 ("I found the
conclusions very radical and stronger than the
supporting evidence would have suggested"). You are
welcome to a copy of any of this correspondence
that you are lacking.
On the latter question, I have already
privately commented to some people that I wouldn't
be surprised if someone tries to smear me by
association. I trust that you are not completely
unaware of that possibility, and will act with
appropriate scepticism in this area.
I trust you also understand that if Richard
Evans suggested that 1 + 1 = 3, and John Smith
pointed this error out, then John Smith's statement
on the matter would also be likely to appear on Mr
Irving's website, no doubt with a sexy title.
Neither Richard Evans nor anyone else deserves
protection from questions over Canterbury's
processes, or suggestions of error in it, merely
because the other party could find their statement
or question appearing on David Irving's
PS: This email has been copied to various
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