Source: Simon F refusing to handle membership enquries

Simon Fawthrop is now directing membership enquiries to Andrew Withers, referencing the fact that he (Simon) has stepped down as membership co-ordinator.

Of course, this now means Mr Withers is in a position of great (in fact total) responsibility. Given what Andrew has been accused of, it requires an enormous amount of trust to believe it is safe to allow Andrew to handle your money. Based on what I have been told (admittedly second hand) over the last three months, Andrew has not earned this amount of trust. I am therefore bound by integrity to recommend that members do not part with cash in this manner and do not join or renew membership of the Party until matters have come to a head.

I will note, as some might like to explore the edge cases, that to my knowledge the online membership process does not demand any financial information.

Simon Gibbs

Simon is a London based IT contractor and the proprietor of Libertarian Home. Working with logic and cause-and-effect each day he was naturally attracted to nerdy libertarianism and later to the benevolent logic of Objectivism. Find him on Google+ 


  4 comments for “Source: Simon F refusing to handle membership enquries

  1. James Rigby
    Jul 8, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    So Withers is now the defacto Party Leader, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, and maybe Chairman. I wonder how much he’s taking from the party in expenses for all these jobs he holds.

  2. John Watson
    Jul 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Then it is up to the NCC to elect a new permanent treasurer, however what I have learnt over the last month there has been virtually no action from the current NCC and there has been no one as yet (after two months) to volunteer for the permanent treasurer role.

    Remember all NCC members have the power to call an NCC meeting, and elect a new treasurer & membership co-ordinator. and members have the opportunity to step forward for these positions.

    To many individuals prefer screaming in the corner rather than stepping forward and taking responsibility as a member of the NCC or even a member of the party.

    The party constitution has a framework/process in place to resolve these problems. To many individuals prefer to ignore the very constitution they agreed to when they joined the party.

  3. Ric
    Jul 14, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I would love to get a detailed list of all those who have sent in money since “raccoongate”, as I have some excellent timeshare opportunities for them to invest in.

    • John Watson
      Jul 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      After the #”raccoongate”

      Very little, donations started to dry up (Started dry up after the new website), few membership renewals with the only money spent was towards paying off the loan and Rally against debt, other than that the party had no money.

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