Jim Perrin’s cynical attempt to ‘fix’ a CV with a false claim

We would like to thank one of our well-wishers for the following intriguing post:

‘To reach 74 and feel the need to upscale one’s CV must be galling; but this is what Perrin had on LinkedIn until May 5th, 2021, when he was forced to remove it:

”Jim Perrin — Creative Director, M.A. in Travel & Nature Writing — Bath Spa University. LinkedIn. And, as it was in the French version, 2011— aujourd’hui 10 ans (this being the relevant point) it continued:

Voir le profil de Jim Perrin sur LinkedIn, le plus grand réseau professionnel mondial. Jim a 6 postes sur son profil. Consultez le profil complet sur LinkedIn et découvrez les relations de Jim, ainsi que des emplois dans les entreprises similaires.” Continue reading


White Ribbon Day (and Jim Perrin)

White Ribbon Day, November the 24th, also known as the International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women, was founded in November 1991, and is an annual day to raise awareness of family violence. The wearing of a symbolic white ribbon stands for never taking part in, condoning or staying silent when such violence is present.

Although the foundation is active in over sixty nations across the world, surprisingly, it is not a well-known remembrance day amongst the general British public — yet considering the soaring number of cases of recorded violence against domestic partners it is easy to see that it should be more prominently recognised. Continue reading


Continuation of the preceding post: Jim Perrin faces accusations…

By its nature this whole post is rather long: we are quoting from the twitter thread of Taffistan Am Byth, (formerly Jaan Exotic) @punkistani93, and continue now with her point 11.

11.  Jim Perrin asks if it’s legit that @jomadine saw a snake in Cameroon, and then saw one on the telly in what I imagine was probably Ely, having chatted briefly with Eric on council estates. Mate, is this bloke serious? He simultaneously projects colonial tropes while denying: from childhood of finding a horned viper in a rat mole burrow is alien and terrifying. It’s integrated back into the world of the Cardiff housing estate in which he and his daughter eventually find themselves by the introduction of commentary from a David Attenborough documentary he watched on television in the latter place. Does that somehow shadow the veracity  — if it is such — of the original account? It’s a question that could only arise when your belief in the author has been undermined. Continue reading