A writer has been accused of a "lack of taste".
The charge was made against Porthcurno-refugee Alex Wade, who last week published a piece in which a dead minke whale - found near Marazion - was said to be a giant cat.
Wade's accuser was a spokesperson for Cornwall Council.
"It was insensitive and crass of Wade to suggest that the dead whale was a giant cat," said the person. "He added insult to injury by maintaining that the whale had been decapitated by a helicopter blade. His story had lots of flaws - for example, who would seriously believe that a giant cat had travelled to Cornwall by helicopter in the first place? We're keen to set the record straight and say that giant cats don't do this, but we also have to say that Wade showed a serious lack of taste. He should be fined or, better still, banned."
Wade rejected the allegations against him.
"I am tasteful," he said.
The spokesperson also said that steps would be taken to stop Wade from persisting in his one-man campaign to defame Cornwall Council for its lack of effort in repairing places like Newlyn green and Jubilee Pool. "We will spare no expense in hiring expensive lawyers to stop Wade," said the person. "We cannot allow criticism, even if it is justified. We will sue Wade if he says another word."
Wade said that he walked past Newlyn green every day, and often wandered past Jubilee Pool too. "It's sad to see these places looking so battered. Why can't the council get on with repairing then? They bang on about how 'Cornwall is open for business' but they seem to be doing precious little to restore the seafronts of Penzance and Newlyn to their former glory. The effect on local businesses is profound but so too is the effect in reputational terms. This part of Cornwall just looks a mess."
At this point, Wade received an expensive letter from an expensive lawyer. Unable - temporarily - to continue his campaign, he said: "Newlyn green looks a state. Jubilee Pool ought to be repaired in time for summer. Why can't Cornwall Council get on with it?"
Pictured courtesy of Laurence Hartwell and the excellent Through the Gaps blog: Jubilee Pool, damaged.