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Former Shell exec has no problem with Shell bribing Irish police?

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Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 16.30.10From his recently posted comments, it seems that LondonLad has no problem with Shell drowning the Irish police force (the Garda) in free Christmas booze, despite allegations that they are “Shell’s Cops” and have allegedly acted accordingly when dealing with protestors. Perhaps he thinks that if corruption is okay for Shell in Nigeria, then its equally good for Shell in Ireland.

By John Donovan

For several years a retired former senior Royal Dutch Shell executive with service in the USA and Nigeria has been posting comments on our “Shell Blog” originally using the alias Musaint and more recently, LondonLad.

My assumption that they are one and the same is an educated guess.

Mainly, but not always, he is a supporter of Shell.

I corresponded directly with this retired senior Shell executive when he was in Musaint mode. All very convivial. Less so when debating issues on this website.

From his recently posted comments, it seems that LondonLad has no problem with Shell drowning the Irish police force (the Garda) in free booze, despite allegations that they are “Shell’s Cops” and have allegedly acted accordingly when dealing with protestors.

Perhaps he thinks that if corruption is okay for Shell in Nigeria, then its equally good for Shell in Ireland.

It is true that the Irish government, the Irish Police and the Irish Police Ombudsman are all in an unbelievable shambles at the moment.

RECENT POSTINGS

Extract from a posting by LondonLad on 19 March 2014

The small number of Irish complaining about the Corrib project clearly don’t want progress. For those Irish who want a tipple – so what. Probably less than 0.01% of the UK / Irish population give a damn about the project and the alleged giving of some booze to the Irish police. Get over it and move on (or back in your case). Still no court case for Shell on this eh!! Yes Donovan there may well have been a meeting concerning OSSL but the numbers were no doubt very small (as you yourself have shown in the past with a few scruff bags demonstrating the issue). Quoting the extreme left wing newspapers (Observer & Guardian) does not inspire me at all – they have a major problem with accepting anything that big business does.

Extract from my reply the same day:

Perhaps you have not noticed, but people standing around in the wind at the Shell Centre for hours at a time, handing out leaflets, do not tend to worry too much about sartorial elegance. As to the number of people in attendance at the meeting, that is pure speculation on your part. Many Shell to Sea events have involved large numbers of protestors. Not dressed to the standard you require, but making their strong feelings known, as they are legally entitled to do. Freedom of speech, human rights, all those dreadful left wing ideals promoted by The Guardian and The Observer. Is that why you find these great newspapers so objectionable?

Related blog posting by me on 21 March 2014


I have been reflecting on the revealing recent comment by a former Royal Dutch Shell senior executive known on this website as “LondonLad” in which he trivialised the serious allegations that Shell has corrupted the Irish police by giving free booze to hundreds of officers alleged to be “Shell’s Cops.” This is what he said on the subject: For those Irish who want a tipple – so what. Probably less than 0.01% of the UK / Irish population give a damn about the project and the alleged giving of some booze to the Irish police. Get over it and move on…”

That is an indication of his regard for Shell’s much trumpeted Business Principles and for anti-corruption laws.

Response posted by Londonlad the same day

Your photo merely proves my statement : few people are interested in the booze to Irish cops tabloid reporting / subject. One scruff with a placard ……. Wow I’m very impressed.

Reply by me the same day:

Perhaps you would like to see another photo, not as clear, but plenty of protesters, although probably none complying with your strict dress code.

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