Many people will know that my family and I have been subject to a
campaign of false allegations by Esther Baker for the past 4 1/2
years. Yesterday there was a court judgment Baker v Hemming
 EWHC 2950 (QB) which formally confirmed that the
allegations were false. Esther Baker, who had brought a libel
claim against me, dropped her defence of Truth to my counter-claim
and was taken by the judge as no longer trying to prove her
allegations. Due to Baker's various breaches of court rules and
orders, she has been barred from further repeating her allegations
even in the court proceedings. Further claim of mine in libel
against Baker are ongoing. There is a good summary in the Daily
This demonstrates the challenge in fighting false allegations in
today's Britain. A substantial campaign was built up to promote
allegations which had no substance to them. Various Labour MPs and
Statement by John
I am pleased that the
Police have now made it clear that there has been a concerted effort
to promote false criminal allegations against me and that the
allegations had no substance whatsoever.
I would like to thank
Emily Cox, my children, Ayaz Iqbal (my Solicitor), my local lib dem
team and many others who supported me through this dreadful
experience. There are many worse things that happen to people, but
this was a really bad experience.
It is bad enough to
have false allegations made about yourself to the police, but to have
a concerted campaign involving your political opponents and many
others in public creates an environment in which it is reasonable to
be concerned about ill founded vigilante attacks on your family and
yourself. Luckily there was a more substantial lobby to the contrary
as well, which included many people who were themselves real
survivors of abuse, which has helped.
I am normally someone
who helps other people fight injustice. …
Click here to try the beta test call entre phoning service"John Hemming, who has created an internet Startup called Cirrostratus
since he ceased being an MP, is launching a free online service to make
life easier for people phoning call centres. The service is provided
by Cirrostratus, but the SIP backbone is provided by the multi-award
winning business VoIP solution, Soho66."
John said, "Many people find phoning call centres a real pain. Our
service is aiming to make things a lot easier. One click on alink or
the bookmarks list and our server will phone up the call centre and get
through all the menus. This is a lot faster than when people have to
phone up and is less irritating."
"Additionally the system uses WebRtc and the internet to make the call.
This means that people don't find their normal phone system being
blocked whilst they hang on the line waiting to speak to a human being."
Marketing Manager from Soho66, David McManus, said: &q…