More than meets the eye...

Honestly, there’s no pleasing some people! In April, Nikki Harper became annoyed with her local authority because of their new policy on home education. She embarked upon a crusade to force them to alter their course, which included Freedom of Information Requests, long letters to various councillors and local authority officers and blogging an astonishing five thousand words in just three days about the subject. I assumed that there was more to this than met the eye and that there had perhaps been some previous friction between the Harpers and Lincolnshire County Council. Somebody commenting here on the post about Trivialising the Holocaust said, ‘Methinks the lady doth protest too much’. I thought so too and then put a comment to the effect that nobody writes five thousand words like that after receiving a routine letter and that there was more to this than we were being told.

Nikki Harper then posted a comment here a few days ago, claiming that this comment suggested that there might be something sinister and that the hint was that this related to her family. Since I had not meant anything of the sort, I re-read what I had written and decided that if looked at from a certain perspective, it could be taken like that. I accordingly removed the comment, because I did not think it fair to leave something like that which might be capable of that construction.

Lo and behold, today Nikki Harper feels that this is a sign that I feel guilty about the original comment. Let me make this as plain as I possibly can. I think that there is more to her dispute with Lincolnshire County Council than meets the eye. I do not think that this has anything to do with her family. I believe it is because she is the sort of demented character who is always falling out with people; whether it her council, me or members of the management of the spiritualist church in Scunthorpe. I suspect that she has rowed with her local authority before and this is why she is so furious with them now.

I tried to smooth things over by removing a comment which was ambiguous, but I can see that when dealing with such a person, this is a bad mistake; she takes such actions as signs of weakness and guilt. I hope that this will be the last time I have to write about this wretched woman and I am tempted to contact Lincolnshire County Council and tell them that they have my sympathy!


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