I would much prefer that the BBP and the Ruskin sit down like adults and hash things out and reach an agreement
I'd like to make a point here because so many observers have said that we should stop the squabbling and sit down like grownups and they are both absolutely right and completely unfair. BBP has been trying for weeks and months to have our museum partners even take a phone call without result. We did not instigate this squabble. We would have gladly met a long time ago to sort this out but we are in the unfortunate position of being like the chap who went out for a quiet beer with the missus only to have some drunken fool throw a punch. Wasn't our idea to be rolling around the bar room floor right now so please don't criticise us too harshly for rising to our own defence.
So - in the interests of stopping the squabble, sitting down like adults, etc. we offer the following.
As conventional means of communication seem not to be working at this time we write to you via our forum as we know you read it.
We write to suggest that the current situation is not achieving anything and has been proven a wrong-turn at best. We therefore invite you to put this unfortunate episode behind us and join with us in displaying K7 in Scotland for the benefit of the public on the July dates vacated by the BEWG.
Should you not wish to join with us would you either confirm that you have no objection to us displaying K7 without your participation or set out for all concerned any objections you may have in in this regard in order that we may all fully understand your position.
We sincerely hope that you will embrace this opportunity as this would not only provide an invaluable resource for both BBP and the museum going forward with regard to future running and, in particular, running on Coniston Water, but also an ongoing opportunity to discuss any fine-tuning of our various agreements with a view to finalising the matter.
We would be grateful also if you would have your response with us no later than 4.00pm on Saturday 13th April in order that we may make the most efficient use of the limited time remaining.
Should we not hear from you by this time we shall take this to mean that you have no comment or wish of involvement in either instance and that we are free to proceed and will therefore issue a press release on Monday 15th April 2019 to the effect that K7 will be displayed running on the water for public benefit in Scotland between July 19th and July 29th 2019.
We await your response and remain.
The Bluebird Project.