New NAYPIC/ Youth Parliament3
Scarlet Maguire Gallery <email@example.com>
Tue, 3 Nov 2009 at 00:25
|Dear Mike Stein,|
This is Ms Jo Gavin AKA Mary Moss of the old NAYPIC London office in 1987 to 1992.
I remember you not sure if you remember me?
You were one of our advisors and supporters especially in leaving care issues. You helped to write 'Leaving Care where?' and from your profile I have just read on the York University site I see you are still at it!
Mike its a twist of fate and a bit full circle why I am contacting you. I am involved in setting up a youth economy and have been doing that for the past 9 years as a sole trader and social enterprise business, before I had ever heard of a social enterprise business, by setting up businesses that fund a youth parliament to independently lobby parliament and the lords and to attempt through marketing and advertising like any other elected body to change laws governing child care policy and the penal system governing child abuse as well as the locking up of children, for all children and to therefore improve children's rights following the UN Convention of the rights of the child.
In a nutshell I contacted Eileen Monroe to give an independent opinion regarding my aims to set up an independent youth economy and to then tell me if this is in her expert opinion unique.
And why would I need such feedback well...
I am in a court case at the central london county court against my landlord of the first model business spaceshift and the HQ of NN/YP for the past 9 years Scarlet Maguire art gallery which I own and run.
Now as a person who has seen NAYPIC been closed down before in 1993 having all funding wrongfully taken away by government and know the dirty tricks and lies people put in the press to not only knock an organisation down but to make sure they don't get up, I confidently suspect that the other sides solicitors will attempt to put me down on a character and on an organisational level.
I believe this because they have copied my website and are going to use it in the 'disrepair and defective premises' trial set for January as part of there recent disclosure.
Apart from the fact that due to business interruption which caused loss of opportunity because I could not duplicate my model nationally with care leavers as it did not show turnover I cannot see the relevance of showing my website as part of only 570 pages of their evidence. I have 1700 pages of relevant information regarding the business interruption a contractual dispute under the landlords and tenants act. The only mention of NN/YP in my evidence is a few lines in the schedule of loss at 1% of what I anticipated on making for Youth Parliament through the expansion of the business model spaceshift and an eventual membership at £100 per head per child in the country.
All details of my plans for an economy are well established on my website for years www.youthparliament.co.uk and could only come to pass when the first business model succeeded. The only reason that had little chance of success was disrepair of the shop.
I have set up this business very quietly as I don't trust the media. I also think that I would not make such good contracts as I did with a radical or mouthy organisation having learnt a lot from NAYPIC days and how one can be dragged down by them and government for speaking out.
Money is power and good business attracts good business. My clients were EuroStar, Diesel and channel 4 to name but a few.
I did not intend to advertise that it was to fund Youth Parliament or was to be expanded by care leavers being shareholders on my two businesses websites below but kept a low profile on the www.youthparliament.co.uk website which is not very well known but I have had for years.
Www.youthparliament.co.uk was there well before UKYouthParliament or National Voice but we do hope that in the future when we create the backbone of children's rights the 'economy' we can help the good work of these organisations too by giving them money since we all share similar aims but we need the same 'economy' to achieve an independent national voice, the businesses to then go international but with differing businesses depending on the country.
So Mike, Eileen said to contact Terri Dowty of ARCH as Eileen is child protection but Terri did not feel qualified to talk 'economy' and has the flu so she suggested a university lecturer and immediately I thought of you.
I would like you to write an independent expert opinion on the Youth Parliament website and its aims historically and in the present climate to date and its relevance.
I can pay £10 per hour for reading the site and any other disbursements that are necessary which may if it came to it mean attending court.
I would not need to call you as I believe your written statement will nip a potential attack in the bud. The other side may request you to give evidence but after your report and opinion I really don't think it too would be in their interest either.
This is not a case of quantum this is a case of disrepair! I do not need or want publicity for youth parliament off the back of this case as it could do more harm than good. I just want my expansion plans and opportunities back in business.
I would need the report by Thursday at the very latest but could ask for an extra few days if needs be. Once drafted if you could send it back to me by email I could check it and arrange for an alternative to the post to pick up the signed copy.
A template of a standard type of statement is attached. All my other witnesses about 20 of them will be relevant to disrepair. Therefore delete any aspects that are not relevant and please just take it as a guidance document.
Many Thanks & Best Wishes