[Fsfe-ie] Abusive caller to Proinsias De Rossa MEP
fergal at esatclear.ie
Wed Mar 9 17:05:10 CET 2005
I haven't seen it mentioned on the list but is everyone aware of Florian's
There are many factual inaccuracies in it and it seems to have caused quite
a bit of offence (mainly among Irish people of course). There's also
which has totally bogus tax statistics about Irish taxes.
These pages do not help the anti-swpat cause,
On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 03:52:30PM -0000, adam beecher wrote:
> It was probably Florian Mueller.
> (I'll get me coat.)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: fsfe-ie-bounces at fsfeurope.org
> > [mailto:fsfe-ie-bounces at fsfeurope.org] On Behalf Of James Heald
> > Sent: 09 March 2005 15:28
> > To: fsfe-ie
> > Subject: [Fsfe-ie] Abusive caller to Proinsias De Rossa MEP
> > Fwd'ing this I've just seen from an FFII person in Brussels.
> > Personal contacts with MEPs are *vital*, if we're to win the
> > vote ahead.
> > We mustn't let idiots like this poison them.
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > I just got a phone call (from an Irish number) from a very
> > agitated assistant of Proinsias De Rossa MEP. He got a phone
> > call from an Irish person who was threatening him and being
> > very intimidating. The assistant was clearly very shocked by
> > that call and very agitated (talking extremely fast, it was
> > hard to follow at times).
> > He repeated over and over again that
> > a) this was not the way to get support in the EP (of course)
> > b) De Rossa is not even responsible for this dossier
> > c) that the person who called didn't really know anything
> > about the situation, and that De Rossa actually supports the
> > position of the EP from 2003 (he seemed to indicate that De
> > Rossa supported it back then already, but I can't find his
> > voting records... Nevertheless, there's
> > this: http://www.derossa.com/asp/showdoc.asp?AREA=3&ID=522)
> > d) that he really didn't accept of being intimidated like this
> > I'm not sure what he expected from me, but I guess he simply
> > had to find someone to talk to about this. I of course told
> > this kind of behaviour is inacceptable, that we condemn this
> > kind of actions etc. In the end, he seemed to calm down a
> > bit, and I directed him to to the IFSO's website for possibly
> > contacting someone from Ireland related to the anti-software
> > patents fight.
> > Anyway, it is not unthinkable that this person is also
> > calling other Irish MEPs, but I doubt many more will contact
> > us about it. I don't know how to react to this kind of
> > things, or how to prevent (reduce) it though.
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