In order to defend himself and his absurd 'bible', Paul Rusling has reared his head once more like a Boris Johnson who can't see the writing on the wall: you gotta go!
Rusling has once more dusted off the 'Jimmy' myth and his made-up story about a company called 'Rosewood' being the source of all money and manipulation.
Problem number one is that the 'Jimmy' myth began in 1990 as part of a novel written by Ian Cowper Ross. In 1991, Ian Cowper Ross appeared on BBC-TV where he insidiously implied that his novel was in fact partly his autobiography, yet he never claimed that outright. He did the same thing in an interview years later with Ray Clark, and that is where he implied even more of his novel is fact.
But of course it is not.
It was a novel.
It was a work of fiction.
Rusling devised a plan to explain away the unseen hand behind everything which he has just named 'Rosewood', although it appears that he was referring to an entity named 'Rosswood' which the GPO noted back in early 1964 had tried to make a radio phone call to the ship mv Fredericia. The GPO also noted that this 'Rosswood' was without any financial backing and that its phone deposit had already been eaten into by calls made on its brand new phone service.
Ian Cowper Ross had a father named Charles Edward Ross who sold franchises for a dry cleaning business out of Scotland, and which had recently moved to Chelsea. His father did not work for John Sheffield of Norcros, but his son Ian Cowper Ross seems to have been employed by Jocelyn Stevens. He was not a very good employee. Ian's father had recently kicked him out of his house at Reynards Wood and sent him packing to Chelsea. The reason being that Ian had dropped out of public school, crashed a rare motorcycle and then driven an expensive Jensen car head-on into a bus. He was 19 when he limped out of hospital and into a court room, and then out of his father's house and into a flat in Chelsea where he met Stephen Christopher Moore in a basement night club.
So what has any of this to do with the story of 'Radio Caroline'?
Nothing, absolutely nothing.
Rusling made all kinds of silly claims based upon the absurd story spun by Ian Cowper Ross. Silly claims and absurd stories are not intended for a courtroom.
Academic research parallels the demand for strict foundational proof as required by a court of law.
Therein is the difference: Rusling's childish lies sold for his personal monetary gain, and our research which we have to date, provided in part free to you the reader.
In fact, you would be really surprised at what we told Rusling before he stole our work and forced it into his fictious narrative. At that time we had not completed our research (which is still ongoing), and Rusling had the nerve to tell us that he does no research and then complained that we had not written a basic draft outline about the start of 'Radio Caroline' so that he could copy it and claim it as his own work.
Therefore Rusling took what he could, twisted it, and self-published a book which he calls a bible.
Unfortunately the world is awash in rumors and people like Rusling, and very few dig deep and want to know what really happened to the point of cross-examining the source material.