Monday, 16 January 2006

January 2006 Edition.


January 2006 edition

Two reports have recently reached us confirming the true current disintegrating nature of southern African sport.

Firstly we learnt that the South African rugby authorities had been willing to kow-tow to the ANC-regime by agreeing to enact a "total transformation in the next decade in which the sport will get rid of its 'White face' and adjust its composition on all levels". Inter alia this means that all representative teams from under-13 to national level will have to be at least 65% non-White within the next ten years.

Secondly came reports that the Zimbabwe Cricket Board had been dissolved by the ZANU-PF government and a new administration set-up without any White or Asian directors because of "their racial connotations and having their own agendas and not government policy". This clearly seems to suggest that the Mugabe-regime has decided that in future only Black players will be able to represent Zimbabwe.

This publication and the movement which it supports has for long warned all Whites that there is absolutely no place for them in either "Zimbabwe" or the "new" South Africa, and that they should leave those disintegrating countries as soon as they can - and this applies to sportsmen and sportswomen as much as, if not more than, every other facet of society.

We have for long been disgusted by the sight of White sportsmen being prepared to humiliate themselves by wearing the flags and emblems of the terrorist regimes which have taken over their countries simply in order to obtain the "glory" of international competition, but now it is becoming obvious that even this appeasement of theirs is not sufficient to endear them to their new masters. Several White southern African sportsmen have taken a far more honourable course and have moved to other Western nations in order to continue their sporting careers, many with a considerable degree of success - most notably Kevin Pietersen and Pieter de Villiers. We of course salute their courage and honour in this respect. We have also heard reports that many White "Zimbabwe" cricketers are considering moving to Canada now that the Canadians have qualified for the 2007 World Cup, and the same may also apply to Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands. With both the rugby and cricket authorities seeking to increase the popularity of their games around the globe there would certainly appear to be increasing scope for other White southern African players to make similar moves.

But it is not only White sportsmen and sportswomen who are slowly but surely being levered out of all positions in the new Black nations of southern Africa. Increasingly it will be all Whites in all sections of society. By staying in those beleaguered lands Whites not only face increasing humiliation, but also increasing physical danger. We've said it before and we'll say it again. All Whites who can leave should do so as soon as possible and by whatever means possible.



The Springbok Club's annual Day of the Vow commemorations in December 2005 proved to be a very happy and positive event, although alas the numbers in attendance turned out to be far smaller than was anticipated and hoped (it is believed mainly due to the knock-on effects of the "drunken rant" which ruined the previous month's UDI Day Dinner - it is surprising what damage a single malcontent can inflict!). Proceedings were commenced by a short devotion led by the Rev. David Braid, which was followed by the main keynote speech of the evening which was delivered by the Guest of Honour, Mr. Bernard Terry. Mr. Terry lived for many years in Rhodesia and is a leading member of the Victoria Cross Society, for whom he has written many articles. He gave an excellent and highly informative talk about the history of the Victoria Cross, making special reference to the southern African holders of the award. The proceedings were concluded by a sumptuous buffet meal, which rounded off a most enjoyable and indeed inspiring evening.



The 2006 AGM of the Springbok Club will take place on Tuesday 31st January at a venue in central London. All fully paid-up members of the organisation will be informed of the precise details of this meeting within the next few days. 2005, of course, proved to be an extremely problematic year for the Springbok Club - starting with the "Wallergate" disaster in February and ending with the "drunken rant" in November, with the CDA smear-campaign and a number of other set-backs in between. In view of all these troubles it is clear that a number of changes need to be made to the movement, and with this situation in mind two motions for debate have been tabled for this AGM, one to broaden the scope and remit of the organisation and the other to amend the constitution to establish a leaner and more efficient Executive Committee (full details of both motions will be posted to all fully paid-up members together with their invitations.) In view of the very important nature of this year's AGM it is therefore hoped that all members will make a special effort to attend.



In February the Springbok Club will be staging a joint meeting with the London Swinton Circle at which the guest speaker will be the editor of a leading Canadian expatriate newspaper.

During March the Springbok Club is anticipating welcoming a guest speaker who has recently visited the Gaza Strip in order to express solidarity with the defiant Israeli settlers there, who will recount something of his experiences in the Gaza Strip settlements, and also about the Israeli settlers' struggle in general.

In April the Springbok Club is planning to stage a visit to the Bishops Stortford Museum in Hertfordshire, which houses an expanded Rhodes Museum in the house where Cecil John Rhodes was born, which the Springbok Club previously visited in January 2000.

More details about all these events will appear in future editions of the SCN.



The Northern Ireland Branch of the Springbok Club will be holding a belated Day of the Vow Commemoration at the end of January. This will be a very important meeting, so could all intending to attend please confirm in advance so that catering arrangements can be made accordingly. The details are as follows :-

Date : Saturday 28th January 2006

Time : 11.30 a.m.

Venue : The Chairman's house in Finvoy, Ballymoney, Co.Antrim (write for further details).

Speaker : Pastor Nigel Owens B.Th., B.A. (Hons), who will speak on the theme "The EU Conspiracy, the Gunpowder Plot, Napoleon and Hitler".

Refreshments and a bookstall will be provided.

Admission charges : Fully paid-up members - free, non-members - £5.00 per head. Tickets are available from the N.I. Branch

For more information contact :-

The N.I. Branch of the Springbok Club, P.O. Box 35, Ballymoney, Co.Antrim, BT53 7YE, U.K., or e-mail:


The London Branch of the Springbok Club is planning to hold a meeting within the next few months at which one of their leading members will be giving a talk on early Anglo-Saxon history. More details will be given in a future edition of SCN.

Both the Kent and Chilterns branches of the Springbok Club are hoping to stage get-togethers during the spring. It is anticipated that a well-known personality from the British patriotic movement will be present at the Chilterns Branch gathering, which will be held in either the Tring or Hemel Hempstead area.



The London Swinton Circle supportive publication "Tough Talking from the Right" held a special readers' meeting and buffet in the City of London recently, where the guest speaker was Mr. Nigel Farage MEP, the co-president of the Independence and Democracy Group in the European Parliament. There was a packed attendance at this gathering, who heard Mr. Farage deliver a most enlightening and succinct overview of the current dangers still facing Britain if membership of the EU were to continue. He also voiced strong optimism that the days of the EU were numbered, illustrating this fact not only by the recent decisive votes against the proposed European Constitution in France and the Netherlands, but also by the upsurge of anti-EU sentiment in Austria, the Baltic States and Malta. He further emphasised how relatively easy it would be for Britain to withdraw from the EU and to enter into far more beneficial free trade arrangements with the nations of Europe in its place.

Details of the next London Swinton Circle meeting are as follows :-

Date : Thursday 26th January 2006

Time : 19.00 hrs.

Venue : The Clarence (the upstairs Parliament Room), 53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1.

Guest Speaker : Mr. Derek Turner, the highly-respected editor of the influential magazine "Right Now!".

In Monday 13th February 2006 the London Swinton Circle will be addressed by Dr. Alan Sked, the Senior Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics. Later during 2006 it is anticipated that a prominent Gibraltarian visitor to London will address the LSC. Further details about these events will be included in future editions of the SCN.



Date : Saturday 21st January 2006

Time : 14.00 hrs.

Assemble at the statue of Admiral Arthur Phillip in Watling Street, just behind St.Paul's Cathedral. Admiral Phillip was born in the City of London and was the first Governor of Australia and founder of Sydney. A wreath will be laid and the Australian National Anthem sung. This will be followed by a march through the City of London with a City of London Police escort to the church of St.James, Garlickhythe behind Mansion House underground station. The march will be led by the band of the 1159 (Edmonton) Squadron Air Training Corps, the Australian and New Zealand flags and standards of the Royal British Legion. At 15.00 hrs a service will take place at St.James, Garlickhythe, which will be attended by the Rt.Hon. the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman David Brewer, the Lady Mayoress and the Sheriffs and their ladies. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Martin Hislop, Vicar of St.Luke's, Kingston-upon-Thames, who lived in Australia for 34 years when he was Chaplain to Ballarat University, and who takes the annual ANZAC Day service in Battersea Park for the Australian High Commission. A reception will follow the service where all attending will have the opportunity to sign a message of friendship and goodwill to the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand. The date for this celebration has been chosen as it is near Australia's National Day on 26 January and New Zealand's National Day (Waitangi Day) on 6 February. New Britain has held an Australia/New Zealand celebration in the City of London each year for the past ten years. The aim is to strengthen the bonds of friendship between the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The celebration in January 2005 was attended by Alderman Michael Savory, the then Lord Mayor of London, and a letter was received after the celebration from the Prime Minister of Australia thanking New Britain for organising the event. For further details please 'phone New Britain on : 0207-2472524.



We have recently received the following most disturbing report concerning current policies being enacted by the South African S.P.C.A.:-

"Only in South Africa could an organisation calling itself the National Council of the SPCA adopt a policy of kill-on-sight for orphaned and injured primates.

"Only in South Africa could a tax-funded conservation service foster, nurture and participate in the evils of canned lion hunting - and approve the use of gin traps.

"Only in South Africa could an organisation calling itself the Endangered Wildlife Trust import enough 1080 poison to kill up to two million
small mammals, and then promote its use against our wildlife.

"Only in South Africa could a provincial conservation service give permits for baboons in provincial game reserves to be trapped and then sold for cruel bio-medical experiments.

"As way of further clarity the resolution adopted by the SPCA reads as follows :-

"* All sick or injured vervet monkeys and baboons admitted into an SPCA must be humanely euthanased.

"* All non-injured primates must be kept for five days only and then euthanased. This period is to allow for a permit holder, in terms of
the relevant nature conservation legislation, to claim the primate.

"Only primates in KwaZulu-Natal [sic] will be exempt from the above ruling with the proviso that it is possible to repatriate the primates back into the wild."



A few months ago we learnt the disturbing news from the Gibraltar Action Group that the AA's on-line European route map had labelled Gibraltar as "Gibraltar (Spain)"! The Gibraltar Action Group requested that all supporters write to the AA asking them to correct this highly
offensive error - a request which we were eagerly willing to comply with!

We are therefore very happy to report that we have just received news that the AA have now corrected their mistake - which just shows you the power of the pen, or of e-mail these days!



Our very good friend and supporter from Germany, Agnes Römer, recently sent us a very interesting report from the prestigious German magazine "Spiegel" entitled "Zimbabwe's Downfall". We are most grateful to Agnes for informing us about this significant article, and reproduce extracts from it below :-

"Robert Mugabe is inexorably destroying his country. Although the dictator is essentially persona non grata in Europe, African politicians celebrate the potentate as a nationalist messiah.

"It's unlikely that the dictator hears much about what goes on in his foundering realm. When Robert Mugabe, 81, has himself chauffeured through the streets of Zimbabwe, his Mercedes S600L Pullman limousine comes fully equipped with a CD player, movies and Internet access.

"The head of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF is already well-protected against would-be assassins. His 21-foot luxury limousine, powered by a V12 dual turbo engine, is so effectively armoured that it can even withstand land-mines and grenades. The five-ton vehicle consumes at least a litre of petrol every five kilometres (the equivalent of about 11 miles per gallon).

"If Mugabe did in fact glance out of his car's tinted windows, he would see traces of his 'Operation Murambatsvina' along the roadside. The programme, which began on May 25 2005, is officially known in English as 'Operation Restore Order', but the rough translation of its name in the national language, Shona, is 'Get Rid of Trash'. Throughout Mugabe's realm, bulldozers are in the process of demolishing bothersome and unsightly slum neighbourhoods, rendering their exhausted inhabitants homeless.

"Throughout it all, 'Comrade Bob' sits in his Mercedes and has himself driven through levelled cities, still believing in the illusion that Zimbabwe is the 'jewel of Africa'. Tanzania's first president, Julius Nyerere, coined the name in 1980 when it fell into the hands of then 56-year-old rebel leader Robert Gabriel Mugabe.

"Nyerere died in 1999. A year later Mugabe, a self-proclaimed Marxist, began expropriating land from Zimbabwe's White farmers. Since then the former Rhodesia, once a paradise for safari tourists, has been transformed into a scene of devastation."



The Argentinian newspaper "Clarin" recently published an article reporting that the Falklands has passed the law granting 25 year fishing licences – and about major Argentine annoyance at this. Argentina is reported to have made another diplomatic protest over this. "Infobae" published an article about this too, and commented that this adds to the diplomatic friction caused by Britain’s warning a few days ago to travellers that they should beware of security risks in Argentina because of the approaching summit conference in Mar del Plata.



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FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club is now retailing full-sized real South African and Rhodesian flags. They are priced £6.00 each for Full Members of the Springbok Club, £8.00 each for Associate Members and £10.00 each for non-members (please add £1.00 for p&p).

We are pleased to be able to announce that we now have stocks of the 2005 edition of the annual Ulster publication "The Twelfth" published by Glenwood Publications, as well as some remaining copies of the 2004 issue. Copies are available priced 50p each, though please add 25p for p&p.

Payments should be made to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



"WAY OUT OF LINE" by Trisha Jackson is a novel which tells the story of the profound impact that an innocent youthful love affair has on the lives of two young lovers. The plot moves from a cult and a maximum security prison in the US to the savannah grasslands of Mozambique and Zimbabwe - this makes for adventure, suspense and melodrama. Packed with conflict and sexual tension, anyone who loves romance, passion and excitement should enjoy reading this story.

Trisha Jackson was born and grew up in Rhodesia. She immigrated to the USA with her husband and three children in 1990. She and her husband live in a unique, rural community in the Tonto National Forest in the eastern mountains of Arizona.

Copies of WAY OUT OF LINE can be ordered from


"THE GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN LAND SCANDAL" by Dr. Philip du Toit is a vital piece of work. South Africa can do without many things, but it cannot survive without its farmers. Thirty-five thousand commercial farmers feed 45 million people. Read what has happened to many productive farms which have already been handed over under the government's restitution and redistribution programmes.

It is available priced R150.00 in South Africa from: Jack Loggenberg, TLU/TAU, P.O.Box 91251, Silverton, Pretoria, 0127, Transvaal, South Africa (payments to "TLU/TAU"), or priced £9.95 (+ 15% p.& p.) in the UK from: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX (payments to "The Springbok Club").


"GOVERNMENT BY DECEPTION" by Jan Lamprecht details the disasters of Mugabe's Zimbabwe, and illustrates the similarities between Mugabe's rule and that of Mandela/Mbeki in South Africa. It can be ordered on-line at:


"OF RICE AND MEN", by Jimmy Walker

111 pages. Illustrated. With excellent cartoons by Fusilier Norman Lambert, produced whilst in captivity. Soft-back £5.00 (cover price £10.00)

An irreverent, left of centre, look at life as a POW by Jimmy Walker, who was captured by the Japanese following the fall of Singapore in 1942. Jimmy takes us through incarceration at the notorious Changi jail, forced labour on the railroad, and deportation to Japan, where the Japanese exploited the mining skills of the boys from Northumberland. Norman Lambert’s sketches are both amusing and frightening at the same time. Through the bitterness and resentment, and physical trauma of captivity shines the humour and the indomitable spirit of the British soldier. An enjoyable and educational read, with a surprise ending.

Prices include p+p. Payment can be made by credit or debit card. To order on line, log on to and enter as payment destination.


"THE BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM" by Francis Bennion is a devastating indictment of the "new" Labour administration. For more details about the book visit:


"KING'S GOLD" by Glenn Macaskill, a former member of the Rhodesian BSAP, is an adventure novel set in Zimbabwe and South Africa in 1983 and 2000, involving espionage against Mugabe's regime and the exciting quest to unravel the secret of an ancient priceless relic. Considerable historical research makes the work informative and entertaining and current sales show interest by all Southern Africans. Sells at £9.95 plus registered p&p. Contact Glenn at or order on-line at:



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The Zambia Society Trust is an organisation which takes a continuing interest in the affairs of the erstwhile Northern Rhodesia, and which produces a highly informative on-line magazine entitled "News from Zambia". Their web-site can be accessed at:

Correspondence and membership enquiries should be addressed to Jo Herkes, Honorary Secretary, the Zambia Society Trust, 4 Ashurst Way, East Preston, Littlehampton, Sussex, BN16 1AG (e-mail:

Editorial e-mails for "News from Zambia" should be sent to:



"The Song of an Exile" is a poem written by William Hamilton (1891-1917), a South African serving in World War I. The words have now been beautifully illustrated and printed on fine art paper, signed by the artist. There is a limited print edition of 250. They are sized 27cm wide by 48cm long (approx. 11" by 1'7") and are delivered, rolled in a triangular box, together with details of both William Hamilton and the artist. It is an evocative reminder of home for all those South Africans now living abroad. Copies are priced £45 inclusive of post and packaging worldwide.

For more details or to place an order please e-mail:



We have recently received the following most sickening item emanating from the EU parliament :-

"Glenys Kinnock MEP and the Blue Sky Club - organisers of the global tribute to Nelson Mandela - are delighted to invite you to sign a book of tribute messages to Nelson Mandela.

"This is an opportunity for you all - not only MEPs - to add your personal contribution to the book.

"The Book is the final part of a tribute which was started in 1999 to mark the retirement of Nelson Mandela from the presidency of South Africa. More than a thousand messages have been personally penned in the book from a diverse range of people, including the Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, who added a messages on behalf of the UN, to Tony Blair who did so on behalf of the British people. Stars like Sir Paul McCartney, David Beckham, Will Smith, Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger, Kylie, Chris Rock, did so on behalf of their fans. More then 300 members of the British parliament and countless local authority leaders and heads of NGO's and editors of national newspapers joined 'ordinary' people in showing why Nelson Mandela is held in such high esteem by so many. The book has now become an important 'tool' in uniting signatories to bring about a world where social justice and a chance of a better life is the right of all the world's citizens.

"There will be a short introduction by Mrs Kinnock that will be followed by interventions from two of the founders of the Blue Sky Club, Eva Schloss and June Sarpong that will talk about the significance of the Global Tribute.

"The Blue Sky Club is a network of like-minded people from politics, entertainment, sport, media, business and community. Our supporters include some of the world’s most influential and inspirational people. They come from international politics, entertainment and business. We formed the club to bring a new kind of thinking to address some of the worlds' major problems including hunger, disease, poverty, social exclusion, crime, racism and irrational hate."

That an obnoxious individual such as Glenys Kinnock should be involved such a repulsive stunt is not surprising, and neither is the inclusion of certain not-too-bright so-called "stars", but others named as having signed this offensive "tribute" should surely have known better. Aren't these people aware that this Mandela is a convicted terrorist criminal and that his term in office in South Africa witnessed an escalating genocide campaign against the South African farming community and inner-city Whites? There is certainly a great education job to be done if so many of the "great and good" in the world are apparently totally unaware of the facts concerning this evil man's terrorist past. In the meantime more investigations must be made into this seemingly very sinister Blue Sky Club.



No.86 : Mr. THOMAS MAIR of Batley.

Thomas Mair, from Batley in Yorkshire, was one of the earliest subscribers and supporters of "S.A.Patriot". Recent correspondence sent to him has been returned to us, however, as he has evidently moved from his last known address in the Fieldhead Estate district of the town. If anyone knows of his new address then we would be very grateful to learn the details.



Following the recent creation of the London Swinton Circle's web-site an additional page has just been added for the LSC's supportive publication "Tough Talking from the Right". It can be accessed at :-





Eric Sykes's autobiography is just out, titled "If I Don't Write It Nobody Else Will." He writes about Rhodesia at some length.

Yours etc.,

M. Taylor, London, U.K.




The situation here, as you probably know, is getting progressively worse as we hurtle toward what I can only term anarchy. They are desperately trying to get rid of the Scorpions, the only effective policing unit to speak of. But the Scorpions are getting too close to the fire, so now there's a determined effort to get them under the control of the SAPS, who, as you will I am sure agree, are completely useless and controlled by this government.

It will be a sad day indeed if this comes to pass. I have no faith in a future for this country, judging from what is happening everywhere. The virtual collapse of municipalities, healthcare, education, safety and security, name it. What actually works! Yeah, wherever the White man is involved, it works. For how long, I don't even want to hazard a guess.

Yours etc.,

M.L., Sandton, Transvaal.




I'm sorry to hear that you are offended by some of the material I have sent you. I must say, I am most surprised. I thought you were a thinking person, who was concerned with facts and truth. The fact is that Jews are very active in undermining our Western Christian Civilization. You knew Ivor Benson, you should read his book "The Zionist Factor", or Douglas Reed's "The Zionist Connection."

You claim to support White South Africa, yet we were betrayed by the international Communist Jewish lobby most noticeable in Henry Kissinger, George Schultz and Cohen. Within South Africa, Harry Oppenheimer boasted after the ANC came to power, that he had been the "quiet engine running the ANC". You know very well that Helen Suzman, the PFP, the Black Sash, Helen Joseph, Nadine Gordimer, Arthur Chaskelson ad nauseam were apologists and agitators for the Communist ANC and in some cases for the SACP itself. Also perhaps you will remember that Joe Slovo, the KGB colonel who basically ran the ANC/SACP/Umkhonto we Siswe was a Lithuanian Jew. His wife Ruth First was likewise a Jew and a SACP/ANC activist, as was her father Julius First, the spokesman for the SACP.

If you swallow the propaganda that we have a "Judeo=Christian" common destiny, the article "Will the New Testament be ruled 'Anti-Semitic' and Banned?" should disabuse you of that. Even Mel Gibson was persecuted for daring to film the "Passion of the Christ" according to the Scriptures, though "The Last Temptation of Christ" and other blasphemous movies were lauded in the Jewish Press.

I don't know if you are a Christian at all, but if you are you need to clue yourself in on the anti-Christian and anti-White activities of organized Jewery. I write this to you in all sincerity and without any invective, because I have always valued the truth and never been afraid to look unpleasant or unfamiliar facts in the eye, I hope you are too.

Yours etc.,

Deirdre Fields, San Pedro, California, U.S.A.

[We publish this letter in the interests of free speech and fair play, but of course totally disassociate ourselves from the sentiments expressed therein. Ed.]




I am pleased that we mutually agree that those who are too blind to realise that British strength and authority depends upon its global political, economic and military authority are ignoramuses. Imperialism was and is the backbone of British independence, and cannot be allowed to be overridden by 'Little Englanders'.

Equally, those who fail to realise that British people are suffering overcrowding, homelessness and lack of decent housing because of the mass unwanted foreign immigration that we suffer too lightly are ignoramuses. As I have mentioned beforehand, not only will British global economic, political and military authority be safeguarded in the Third British Empire but also our overcrowding, homelessness and lack of decent quality housing problem can be solved through the deportation of unwanted foreigners, the ending of all mass unwanted foreign immigration and the settlement of Britons from Great Britain in our colonies such as the Falkland Islands and the British Dominions such as the Dominion of Canada - which will enhance their British descended populations, upholding British interests in the process.

As for those who would be "offended" by this, let them suffer homelessness, poverty and deprivation while foreigners get a free for all and see how they like it, or better still banish them from the United Kingdom and the Third British Empire.

Yours etc.,

Robert Shipley, Gillingham, Kent, U.K.



One of our advertisers was contacted a few months ago by a couple going under the names of Kerry and Tamra Capstick-Dale, who placed an unambiguous order with them. In spite of the fact that the advertiser reserved specific time in order to undertake their contract (they had requested that the contract be completed by Christmas, which thus meant that the timescale was very tight) the Capstick-Dale's eventually totally reneged upon their commitment, and subsequently have refused to pay any form of compensation for all the wasted time expended on their behalf.

What makes the situation even more suspicious is that earlier the Capstick-Dale's (or more accurately their "secretary", a person going under the name of "Phillippa") requested that bank account details be given so that payment could be made "direct". As people are always advised not to divulge such confidential information via e-mail this request was quite naturally refused, and they were given four alternative methods by which payment could be made. It was only after this sinister development that the Capstick-Dale's announced that they were reneging upon their original commitment - thus leading to the speculation that their entire request had been a "scam" right from the beginning.

Legal action is now being contemplated against the Capstick-Dale's, so we wonder therefore whether anybody else has had any dealings with or knows anything further about this couple, or about a mysterious "secretary" calling herself "Phillippa" (they claim to run a Cape Town-based company called "Corporate Image", though the exact nature of this business has never been explained). Needless to say, any information received in this regard will be treated with the utmost confidence.

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