Brian Everitt, 2 Thornton End, Alton Hants,
Tel 01420 87856 firstname.lastname@example.org
I received your letter via Keith and am glad
to hear you are not too down hearted.
mention the mock elections which I remember
well. The Times (I think) stated you were
shouting through a megaphone. I wrote to tell
them that it was I, the liberal candidate who
did this but had no response. Someone has been
feeding the Times with half baked
memories (A.C. Lawson?). It also spoke of
you lying on top of lockers during
Jacottet's [French teacher,
above] lesson which I do not
remember. Also something hanging down above
Charlie's [Headmaster, Charles
Allison] head, which I do not remember
although of course this was true of Jacottet. (I
was in severe pain trying not to guffaw). It
comes as a shock to realize we are now older
that "Jacko" was when he was teaching us.
Anyway, I would dearly like to see the photos -
I remember you are a brilliant photographer -
you took my election manifesto photo for me. (I
think [D Handley] Hutt is a canon
at Westminster Abbey)
I can't think why you want to go to NZ - it
is usually closed. And I strong advise you to
keep out of the Law Courts - some people never
learn! You cannot beat the Establishment by
itself, let alone if it is supported by our
chosen friends [the Jews]. If you were
to lose you would lose: if you were to win it
would merely mean you are no longer a threat...
What a come down that would be!
I don't remember Amory [Colin
Amery] being in Upper VI Arts - I though
he was lost in the O-level cull. He was on the
Shortie's [B T Shortland, PT
instructor, housemaster] Denmark trip.
Someone said "Let's debag Everitt" but Amory
said "Let's not - it would make me sick".
You told me the story of meeting a chosen one
[Mr. M A Franks, at Miami
airport] when I came to see you. (I still
owe you a meal) I can only say I do not remember
you as a bullying type (except for bullying
teachers) and racial abuse was not part of
Brentwood. There was low level verbal abuse but
this only referred to the alleged meanness and
was not directed at individuals.
There were two chosen ones at least -
Ashley, a decent lad a year ahead of you
and Josephs, a caricature - fat, rich and
boastful of alleged sexual conquests, who had
his nails manicured. We did not speak to other
years admittedly - except when in charge e.g.
corps, dinner etc. There was also a black boy -
he was good at sport and became Head of Mill
Hill. Whether he ever caned anybody, which even
my liberal squashiness would baulk at, I do not
know. No one that I know of deplored his colour
- the only interest was in whether his willy was
black as well.
For the record, chapel was every other day:
M: Upper School, T: Lower, W: Assembly by Master
of the Week at which detentions were announced,
Th: US, F : LS.
I regret you delude yourself re the "real
freedom of the USA". One word against the Chief
and you are branded "unpatriotic" and for
religious and lobby reasons the chosen ones are
very much supported. There are, of course, many
far right clubs but they might be an insult to
I regret the consensus is that you are a
h-denier and eccentric. Those of us who have
tried to be fair find it difficult to reach a
conclusion. I do not know whether you have ever
said the h did not exist but I know you told me
you accepted 4 millions dead rather than 6 -
which seems plausible. I know you denied the
existence of extermination chambers at a certain
camp but have recanted on this after fresh
evidence from Russia. But although there was a
flurry at the time of your arrest, it is, I am
afraid, water under the bridge. The only aspect
causing concern is the attack on free speech. We
liberals feel strongly that a historian should
be able to make his view known however
unacceptable they may be.
Keep cheerful and I hope to meet you sometime
again - perhaps at Keith's.