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Jim Perrin sends his blessings

In his latest Country Diary, see The Guardian, 31/12/16, Jim Perrin ended with a personal message of ‘my blessings’ to Brendon Cox, bereaved husband of Jo—the young politician most viciously murdered—and to their children. But: really is the Country Diary an appropriate stage for Jim Perrin to be giving out ‘[his] blessings’? And was he taking too much upon himself to have written in that way and in a ‘diary’ which by definition is devoted to ‘countryside’ matters?

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Recent news of author Jim Perrin

Here is irony:

We have heard today that Jim Perrin has — in his own words (16/11/16) — ‘started studying at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.’ Doubtless in that environment there may well be many trusting and impressionable people, both students and tutors or course leaders, whom in his own inimitable style, he will be able to influence.

The Quaker philosophy — ‘a faith of simplicity, justice and peace’ — could not be further from that which Jim Perrin has consistently espoused in his own adult life. Indeed his ‘history’, made public on this site (and the details we have posted are truthful and verifiable), might seem to make his presence there rather a mystery. We have every reason to believe, and have said before, that in our opinion Jim Perrin is ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ and his known and documented conduct over the last decades should, we feel, be taken as warning regarding his future behaviour. Possibly he aspires to become a tutor himself (we know that he once was welcome at the Ty Newydd Writing Centre in Wales) but his PhD is fictitious—see references below. Continue reading


Guardian Country Diarist Jim Perrin avoids paying maintenance for his children

In our opinion Jim Perrin is adept at evasion and it is to this end that he changes his residences so frequently.

When we posted Jim Perrin moves on again? 9/10/14, we knew he had been living in Harlech for about a year, (although moving back and forth from his ‘bolt-hole’ in Ariège—perhaps he means to retire there?), and so unpopular had he become that a rock was thrown through the car windscreen: He said he had to leave Harlech for the sake of his health…

There were at least two further moves—to rental accommodation—before he settled, for the time being, in the village of Drefach Felindre in Carmarthenshire. Still he succeeds in evading the clutches of the Child Maintenance Service (formerly the CSA) by the simple expedient, we may assume, of ignoring them. As they do now have his current address he is already making plans to leave and we think, that based on his previous propensity for avoiding them, this will not be unconnected. Continue reading