3. Why does Flat Battery publish photographs without clearing copyright?
Perhaps it is because he has as little regard for civil laws as he does for scientific laws.
4. Why does Flat Battery say H:MC21’s advertisement is ‘near-libellous’ when he campaigned to keep the libel laws out of science?
This is a tricky one. Because he is a liar? Because he is a hypocrite? Because he would like to be able to say what he likes, so long as nobody else can? Because, when it comes to it, he has nothing in his battery? Who knows really?
5. Why do homeopaths call their profession into disrepute by protesting?
They don’t. They don’t even bring it into disrepute. Protesting and lobbying Parliament is part of our democracy, as is the right to decide for yourself what medicine you want to use. Flat batteries have trouble with ideas like democracy, freedom of choice and medicine.
6. How can Flat Battery claim to know that H:MC21 ‘submitted absurdly long objections to the complaints’?
Well, since the ASA "can confirm that none of the complainants would have been given access to your responses and that the correspondence between us has been kept confidential”, he can't know how long H:MC21's objections were. So, is this hot air or a hot tip?
7. If the ASA’s ruling is so unimportant, why did Flat Battery make such a fuss about complaining about H:MC21’s advertisement?
Good point! Most people would call this hypocrisy, but Flat Battery probably thinks he is being clever. Perhaps he thinks that people will stop making a fuss, so that he can then flop over at them and say “Ha ha! Fooled you!” and then make a big deal of how the ASA ruled against homeopathy.