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Royal Dutch Shell Fat Cat Malcolm Brinded: Big Brain but no scruples

By Alfred and John Donovan

We note that our article “Royal Dutch Shell Fat Cat Malcolm Brinded: Big Brain but no scruples” published in May 2009 on Blogger News Network has now been read over 8,000 times. The outcome of a related investigation by Grampion Police into alleged corruption and HSE issues regarding Shell and the Brent Bravo explosion is still pending. Click here to read the whistleblower email which sparked the Police investigation.

Why has Shell still not taken legal action against the us or Bill Campbell, the former HSE Group Auditor of Shell International, to defend the reputation of Mr Brinded? Shell currently has 1800 in-house legal staff, including 800 lawyers. Where are they all hiding?

It is difficult to avoid the conclusion after reading Shell internal comms supplied in response to our most recent application under the Data Protection Act, that Shell management is frightened of us and at a complete loss about what to do.

The company is in such complete disarray that Shell lawyers are regularly feeding false information to Shell management about the back history of our dealings with Shell. Most recently on the Focal Point document dated 21 January 2010.

Interestedly, a salient question was posed (and answered) in that document…

Why do you not sue the Donovans for libel?

• The experience of corporate defamation plaintiffs is that, even when successful, such cases draw far more attention to the untrue allegations that they would receive without the case having been brought. However, we do not exclude this as a possibility.

In fact, SHELL HAD ALREADY EXCLUDED THAT POSSIBILITY LONG AGO, as confirmed in a Shell internal email dated 19 June 2009.

Like we said, Shell is in complete disarray…

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