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Email from John Donovan to Shell Ethics Chief Richard Wiseman 16 Oct 09


From: John Donovan <[email protected]>
Date: 16 October 2009 20:48:02 BST
To: [email protected]
Subject: Leaflets at Shell Centre

Dear Mr Wiseman

Just to confirm that at 2pm today, I visited Shell Centre and personally established with your security staff the boundary between Shell property and public access property in front of the Shell Centre on York Road. No one from within the building had the courtesy or courage to come outside and deal with me, a long term Shell shareholder. Instead, instructions were given over a two way radio.

As I suspected, the boundary is not the line of bollards as your guards intimated at one point, but a boundary much closer to the main entrance.  I arranged for two of our team to stand on the public side of the boundary and hand out leaflets for a short while. They will only be there at times when we deem it worthwhile in terms of Shell employee traffic, bearing in mind that much of the traffic has transferred to other entrances. The team is diligent and have established the best positions to reach the main target audience.

This could have been done on the first day but for the bullying which you supported. You also refused to indicate the boundary, adopting the same evasive and childish tactics as Shell security staff.

All a waste of everyone’s time and entirely contrary to the Shell General Business Principles you are supposed to enforce.

John Donovan and its also non-profit sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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