It is only fair, to balance things up that I include the response from Thomas Meier.
As you will see from his email, he confesses that he would do absolutely anything for Ron Downhill and if my father is in league with Ron Downhill, Thomas Meier will carry it out without question.
It is like a de fact masonic link where they pledge undying loyalty to each other
Dear David,I hope that you are keeping well.As you know, I have retired from Paicolex at the end of June 2018. My retirement was planned and carried out in accordance with my wishes and was entirely my decision.You will therefore understand that I do not wish to go over all the old ground. This does not achieve anything.One thing I can say to you: yes, Ron Downhill is a friend of mine. Having known and worked with him for almost 40 years, I would put my hand into a fire as far as his professional standard and his integrity is concerned. They are beyond any doubt.It goes without saying that I do not want to comment on anything that you say as far as all your conclusions and allegations are concerned. You have to do what you believe is right and appropriate.I wish you all the best.