Here is irony:
We have heard today that Jim Perrin has — in his own words (on the 16/11/2016) — ‘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. (However, please see the added N.B.)
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 the references below.
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Although he is now of pensionable age we have been told he cannot benefit from this; were he to do so the authorities would, by sharing information with the Child Maintenance Service, be able to pin him down. Which is of course the reason that he does not claim his state pension. However he has let it be known that altruism is his motive — as he has plenty of work, he feels it would not be right to accept it…
Be that as it may, Jim Perrin still refuses to respond to the CMS, still actively evades them and leaves false trails. This he has done with exceptional skill and determination for well over a decade now — always jinking, changing his addresses and whereabouts — and all to avoid paying for the unfortunate children for whom he has paternal liability; considering them instead to be no more than encumbrances. And, furthermore, he has bragged: ‘the CSA is a joke’.*
Clearly this is not a man who lives his life in ‘simplicity, justice and peace’.
Banff Mountain Book Award — should Jim Perrin be trusted to judge his peers impartially?
Does the ‘Guardian’ country diarist for [sic] Wales’ have a phantom PhD?
* CSA = Child Support Agency, forerunner of the Child Maintenance Service.
N.B. 18/05/2018. For up to date news on this topic you may read these notes: Jim Perrin lied about his connection with the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.