My humblest apologies to readers on the other side of the duckpond, the title comes from “cricket” the only game that shares its name with an insect, the only game that takes mealbreaks, the only game that can be played for 5 days straight and still not get a result, and also, the “game for gentlemen played by gentlemen” !
Having set the scene, imagine Miss Monique wearing a couple of mattresses strapped to her legs, a helmet reminiscent of the days of knights and chaste maidens, and holding a piece of aged willow well-seasoned with linseed oil. Ephesse ambles in and at exactly 22 yards from her he lets fly with a “googly” (our American Brethren are permitted the use of a dictionary). Miss Monique draws back on the willow and hits Ephesse for six. TRANSLATION : she belts him out of the stadium and scores a home run.
So what has really happened on the GLNF playing field ? Ephesse had announced his intention of designating his successor as candidate for Grand Master at the meeting of the SGC that he has called for August 31st.
Such effrontery stuck in Miss Monique’s craw because she, and she alone, determines the procedure for designating the next Grand Master by the SGC and his eventual ratification by an AGM. Her position is well defined by court decisions as L’Express journalist, François Koch points out in his article. link
Miss Monique is reported to have stated this directly to Ephesse in an interview at 3 p.m. two days ago.
Ephesse may have called a meeting of the SGC for August 31st but Miss Monique has already indicated that she intends calling a meeting of the same body “after the summer holidays”, the date announced is September 6th a 1.30 p.m. And that it is at that meeting of the SGC that the candidate for Grand Master will be designated. Candidatures for Grand Master close at 6 p.m. on August 9th. All those after the biggest blue apron had better forget cocktails on the terrace at Sennequier and call their legal eagles !!!
Miss Monique intends basing her argument on a GLNF note N° 10 “What is the method for designating the Grand Master ?” dated February 9th, 2011, published in the stillborn “GLNF 101” whose editor in chief is none other than the Little Duce, Ephesse himself !!! The note states clearly that a candidate for Grand Master “must have obtained more than 50% of the vote” (and Ephesse fell far short of that on March 30th).
And it gets worse for Ephesse : the very same note states that should a candidate fail to be ratified at the AGM the SGC must designate another candidate. By his own pen Ephesse is ineligible. Talk about being hoist by his own petard !!!
Note N° 10 : link