This is an excerpt of a statement apparently made by Ned Naylor-Leyland about an article involving alleged evidence presented on silver rigging that has failed to see publication anywhere for a year. This statement has now appeared in several public places overnight. A quick email to Ned last night confirmed that it was his. I have found Ned to be a serious person and highly competent analyst.
Choosing to ignore this would be a decision on my part as much as choosing to ask about it in as polite and as even handed manner one can manage. I became loosely aware of this yesterday, but decided to take no action here until something appeared ‘in print’ and in more than one place.