Talk:Vernon Coleman

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Was his column really a 'spoof' as the article suggests? Magic Pickle 13:54, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Is it worth mentioning that he's come out as a transvestite now? http://www.vernoncoleman.com/thethreemyths.htm

That definitely sounds worth mentioning to me, I stumbled across this article after recieving a surreal 4 page advertisement for his book "living in a facist state" claiming to know the "truth" behind 9/11 amongst several other curious claims.


This article fails to capture the complete nuttiness of the man. Problem is how to capture that without being too POV or libellous! Pontificake 22:18, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. On his website he has many frankly side splitting tirades on subjects from the EU & the whole Bush-Blair thing to vivisection. These are the very subjects that are quite frankly the most fertile ground for the nutters of England. Oh yes, and another thing, he keeps using the words "England" and "English" where "Britain" and "British" are required, e.g. "The English Army," "The English taxpayer" etc. It's barely excusable when an American makes this mistake, but for an Englishman it is both annoying and indeed insulting. This article has much of the same style as his website, so I suggest it may be self-written. Anyway, I shall leave it up to more experienced Wikipedians than I to ponder the issue.93.107.145.67 (talk) 13:45, 22 December 2010 (UTC)


Interesting how the main article refers to him as a satirist, satirising extreme views. Is he intentionally satirising extreme views, does he genuinely believe the stuff he writes, or is he intentionally fanning the flames of controversy? I can't help but wonder if he's doing the literary equivalent of getting into a flamewar... Mittfh (talk) 00:29, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Advertising Standards Authority[edit]

Vernon doesn't seem to like the ASA (Advertising Watchdog) Rant 1 | Rant 2 And they don't like his adverts! Adjudication 1 | Adjudication2 | Adjudication 3

Worth a (more formal) mention on the main page - something along the lines of the adverts for his books have caused controversy - with two receiving adjudications from the ASA. Mittfh (talk) 00:29, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

I've added a bit on the ASA adjudications as well as the injunction that Colin Blakemore took out against him.Autarch (talk) 12:54, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Secondary sources[edit]

We need some secondary sources for this article. It seems to be based entirely on Coleman's website. SlimVirgin (talk)(contribs) 00:38, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

We now have. Vernon Coleman gave an interview with The Independent in May 2008. Polsequ95 (talk) 22:15, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Independent article referenced in Wikipedia entry re Vernon Coleman[edit]

The article Doctor on the Make which Independent on Sunday published on 7.4.96 was a wildly inaccurate hatchet job. The paper printed a long letter on 14.4.96 entitled "Portrait of a doctor in the doghouse was unfair" And on 21.4.96 the same paper printed "Apology to Vernon Coleman" relating to the original article The letter and apology were printed to avoid a libel action against the Independent on Sunday

Hope this information helps There are many hundreds of non libellous articles which could have been referenced so it seems a pity that this inaccurate one was referenced ! V C — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.30.61.199 (talk) 11:06, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

A similar message was sent to the OTRS team in which copies of the retraction and apology story from The Independent were provided as photographs. Based upon my initial review, the articles appear genuine and name specifically the article for retraction. As per our policies around the usage of reliable sources, I have removed the subsequently retracted source from usage in this Wikipedia article and replaced it with a {{cn}} template and a note to not use The Independent story "DOCTOR ON THE MAKE". Mkdwtalk 18:03, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

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