Meet Brett McLean, self-styled Lord of Hastings, who seems to have risen up from relatively humble beginnings and done quite well for himself.
Do not underestimate this man because of his apparent small stature… He’s got powerful friends (aallegedly). He has apparently used his ‘title’ to gain various positions in what seem like perfectly reputable organisations. Intrigued after learning about him, I decided to look a bit further into his claims. After contacting this fellow, I inquired as to how he obtained his ‘title’. The response I received was;
“It was given to me by the speaker to the confederation of the cinque ports when he died.”
Following this, I told him that it was the government’s duty to bestow titles upon people, he replied;
“Hm and government but also other hereditary titles that just get passed down rather than terminated.”
Ok… Back up a minute. OF COURSE hereditary titles are passed down. That’s the whole point! But they’re not “given”! I then asked him if he had inherited the title, and if the speaker was his relative, he responded
“No he was a friend. We served on the council together” Oh dear.
Intrigued by McLean’s ‘title’, I then asked for some more information on its origins.
Chairman for the friends of the Conquest Centre
Club leader for Hastings Gateway Club
Chairman for St. Leonards Liberal Democrats
Vice Chairman of East Sussex Federation of Small Businesses
Chairman for the East Sussex Economic Advisory Board
Deputy National Councillor/Director for the National Federation of Small Businesses
President of Bexhill Furry Friends and Trustee for Hastings Furniture Services
The reality is that many people are totally naive in the world of Peerages, and will believe almost anything. This man acts as if he’s a public figure- why should people think he’s a fake? The sad truth is that people are far too quick to accept the claims of people like McLean. In reality, he has no claim to any titles whatsoever. He has deceived and infiltrated many innocent organisations, and flaunts around pretending he is aristocracy. If anybody in Hastings sees him, they should stay far away. This man is, if not the subject of a poor deception, nothing but a fraud, a scoundrel, and a liar.