Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Veritas - the funding

Kilroy lost the support of his previous source of funding, businessman Paul Sykes, some time ago. How can he afford to set up his own party?

There was also a surprising delay in the announcement of Veritas' launch since Kilroy quit UKIP - why?

Both these questions can now be answered.

The reason for the delay in the confirmation that the new party was going to be called "Veritas" was thanks to copyright issues. "Veritas" is a trademark of the US software firm of the same name - see Kilroy had to wait for their permission - and check out how similar the logos are:

Veritas (company):

Veritas (party):

There is no way that the party's logo could not be a copyright infringement.
UNLESS the party has the permission of the company to use it.

But that's not all. Veirtas (the company) has revenues of around $1.74 BILLION a year. On their website, Veritas (the company) also admits that "VERITAS employees are committed to giving back to the communities in which we work and live... To advance its commitment, VERITAS and the VERITAS Foundation have given over two million in cash and software to nonprofit organizations. VERITAS employees have also donated thousands of hours volunteering..."

Nonprofit organisations like a political party, by any chance? Kilroy's group couldn't possibly have been allowed to set up shop with a party which infringes the Veritas company's trademark without that company's consent. Without Paul Sykes' backing, Kilroy also did not have the money to afford to set up his own party.

Is the Veritas company funding Kilroy's anti-immigration, anti-foreigner fascist ideals?

Let's have a look at that logo again:

Now let's zoom in:

Look familiar?


How about now?:


At 11:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, for crying out loud. Kilroy-Silk annoys me as much as the next man, but bollocks like this only gives him and his supporters ammunition...

At 12:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lordy. If you're going to try to stop Veritas, you need some basis in fact, rather than trying to justify your means. If Veritas do something wrong, by all means expose them - but let's not try to find someething for the hell of it...

At 12:58 AM, Blogger Stephen Newton said...

So how has US software firm Veritas responded to this? Their website says they give all their money to children's charities -- what evidence do you have to support the idea this isn't so?

Kilroy's politics are abhorent, but this will do nothing to expose that.

At 8:08 AM, Blogger snooo said...

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At 8:09 AM, Blogger snooo said...

This is daft.

My first name is the same as David Irvine's - but does that make me a holocaust denier? No, I don't think it does.

If this is the great campaign against Veritas, then its fucked already.

At 8:55 AM, Blogger Stop Veritas said...

Stephen - and Veritas 'Leader' Tony Bennett used to be a social worker involved in child protection work...Too many coincidences... ;)

At 6:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



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