It is in part a reply to Derek Draper, who apparently rung the TPA offices and started making threats down the 'phone.
The point at which the call got really weird was when [Draper] announced “right, I’m going to write on my website that the TaxPayers’ Alliance wants individuals to pay more tax”. When I pointed out that that clearly was not my view, or the view of the TPA, and it was a lie to suggest so, he got pretty shirty, saying that he had “a history of taking legal action against people that slander me”. Bizarrely, he seems to think that threatening legal action is an appropriate way to silence people who object to him misrepresenting their position.
Derek Draper is, of course, a disgusting little man who spent some of the early years of the NuLabour government selling access to government ministers. Ironically and hypocritically, and as Mark points out, he and John Jonathan Mendelsohn did this on behalf of large corporates, in order to "create tax breaks for their clients".
On LabourList, Derek Draper describes himself thusly:
Derek Draper is a writer, psychotherapist and Labour Party activist.
A psychotherapist, eh? Well, given the bizarre and threatening nature of Draper's phone call to the TPA (and I'll take Mark's word on this, 'cos he's a friend of mine), there really is only one comment to make: physician, heal thyself. You fucking loon.