Electress wrote:Dan2016 wrote:Electress wrote:gillan1969 wrote::) not good at linking stuff so you'll need to click link yourself...after his letter to Coe now this :-) Where UKAD don't go, Damian does...let transparency be the judge....Sir Dave must love this guy...bringing all this out.....
Damian Collins is priceless.
Wish he'd asked why Freeman believed he had no prescription rights in France when he does. Or why he couldn't have gone 15 minutes to a Swiss pharmacy on the way to Les Gets...
And they can tell you the name of the bloody pharmacy in Switzerland, but they can't produce shread of evidence of what was in the package or where they dispensed their drugs to. Laughable.
I note he didn't answer on the subject of how many riders received the Kenalog....
Amazing isn't it. I've just read that exchange and Skygollum as an 'ability' to answer questions without answering questions.
The number of riders involved in the taking of those 10 ampoules is very important. Hiding behind medical confidentiality is ridiculous. Collins didn't ask for names, just total number.
And what about TUE's for those 10 ampoules? Not necessarily needed, but might be a worthwhile question.
The thing is that, as is patently obviously, they have absolutely no evidence for any of these assertions. So Sky's response isn't worth the paper it is written on. They could claim the injected Brailsford's dog wit Kenalog for all it stands up to scrutiny.
I would quite like it confirmed how these ampoule are administered...is it needles ?
They basically claim that for two years no one could manage to get the good Dr to upload files for their star rider in adherance to Management Policy. Two years. FFS. It's only a drag and drop; the guy would have to be IT-remedial and their systems so pathetically weak...that squares with what we've heard about the dictatorial / authoritarian, bullying management style....
Seems that Dr Peters found his Human Mind was no match for Freeman's unruly Chimp, eh?
What follows is virtually all self-righteous waffle and content free. Just words strung together to provide a fig leaf. I told my boss about all this over lunch (I've been telling him for years, and he had the grace today to say 'Well, you told me so!), and when I told him some of the stuff that was being claimed his response (as a non-cycling or even sports fan) was 'Are they Imbeciles? Does anyone believe that?'
Haha, yes you're right of course, regarding the 10 ampoules my bollox filter burned out with the amount it had to deal with in those letters. As you say ''they (Skygollum) have absolutely no evidence for any of these assertions''. It's brilliant, in a bad way of course. Just make stuff up and brazen it out. Freeman is on the receiving end of 'busthrowundery' (great word). Poor guy, being labeled an imbecile. Dropbox is very very easy to use.
I note a degree of what I would label as passive-aggressive language in the Skygollum letters too. It's very very subtle. It's usually an attempt to turn the tables, disorientate and control. I'm conscious of this due to past experience so it's possible I'm over analysing. Phrases like ''It is important to emphasise again'', emphasis on again. It's an unnecessary and deliberate addition.
I have to say I admire Damian Collins' ability to write a letter expressing complete mocking incredulity in such a subtle manner it appears it isn't. Maybe that's my bias but I did chuckle reading it.
I can't get 'The Thick of It' TV series out of my head with all of this. Particularly towards the end when they were in court or in front of a parliamentary committee or something. It's hilariously accurate.