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RE: The Swan

 by Voltman , Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:56 am

If you Google for it you will find a Birmingham Mail report on the knight Adams / Hemming situation.

Briefly, as I understand the article, it says...Adams was objecting to the councils Compulsory Purchase Order of his land and came up with an alternative scheme which he claimed was better for the local population.
Hemming wrote in his newsletter that Adams was holding the project to ransom and in the meantime causing suffering to the elderly population of Bakeman House who were living in a building site.
Hemming claimed in parliament that he received an email from Adam's solicitors telling him that if he withdrew this claim and did not make any such claim in the future, especially not to make it in parliament, then they would not sue him for libel. Hemming asked parliament to investigate the solictors action, as such action would be an attempt to gag a member of parliament in the house, which is a serious offence because goes against the right of an MP to speak freely in the house without legal constraints. The request was granted and if the solicitors were charged and found guilty they could be imprisoned.

So there was already a CPO on the land and I expect the council were always the main players in all this because part of the park and most of the main road have been donated to the project.
Volty


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