BBC and Avalon must NOT Waive Springer Costs
This petition is a response to this: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bbc_springer/ We the undersigned call upon Mark Thompson of the BBC and Jonathan Thoday of Avalon to insist the Â£90,000 costs awarded to them against Stephen Green in the Jerry Springer the Opera case are paid in full. We note that Mark Thompson\'s salary is more than Â£750,000 pa and that Jon Thoday\'s wealth was estimated at Â£12 million in 2001 and yet find this information irrelevant. We note that Jonathan Thoday\'s company lost Â£500,000 on the tour of Jerry Springer the Opera due to the unpleasant actions of Mr Green and that Â£35,000 is really the least Mr Green can stump up. We note that Mr Green says "the BBC spends millions on inflated salaries for celebrities, rebranding logos and the news and on channels hardly anyone watches and that it would not even notice Â£55,000", like that\'s some kind of defence. Finally, we regard the costs orders made against Stephen Green as justice and hope this small-minded individual now realises that gaining fair access to the courts against ANY opponents carries with it the threat of punitive costs hanging over them.