Alistair Darling

Statements received from the offices of Allan Bell, Alistair Darling & Nick Clegg

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The following scanned letters are replies received from the offices of Nick Clegg & Allen Bell. They are in follow-up to my earlier correspondence with Mr.

Darling's 'duty to repay councils'

2009-02-03 16

CHANCELLOR Alistair Darling fuelled the run on Iceland's banks and has a "moral" obligation to help repay the £1billlion lost by British councils as a result, MPs were told today.

Town hall chiefs told the Treasury Select Committee that Mr Darling should pay up because he personally exacerbated the banking crisis when he stated last year that the Reykjavik government had warned it may not honour its duties to British investors.

Richard Kemp, deputy chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA), said that the Treasury should stop dragging its heels over a compensation deal with councils and should bail them out.

Mr Kemp's evidence came as depostiors in one Icelandic subsidiary also accused Mr Darling of misleading the international community about Iceland's intentions. The Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander Isle of Man Action Group (KSFIOM) claimed that there was no evidence of any warning of possible default from Reykjavik, a claim backed up by Iceland's ambassador to the UK.

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Another Letter to Alistair Darling Asking for Straight Answers

Posted 17/12/2008 - 12:30 by tonycBrisbaneOz

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Rt Hon Alistair Darling, MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
HM Treasury
1 Horse Guards Road
LONDON SW1A 2HQ
United Kingdom.

14th December 2008.

Dear Mr Darling,

Questions for Alistair Darling (Yet another letter)

Posted 17/12/2008 - 12:25 by tonycBrisbaneOz

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Rt Hon Alistair Darling, MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
HM Treasury
1 Horse Guards Road
LONDON SW1A 2HQ
United Kingdom.

1st December 2008.

The art of Lobbying is Persistence! Keep at it!

Posted 17/12/2008 - 08:48 by Nixi

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Phone your MP's Office.. INSIST on a reply from the Chancellor

Yet another letter to Aistair Darling

Posted 23/11/2008 - 07:31 by tonycBrisbaneOz

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Rt Hon Alistair Darling, MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
HM Treasury
1 Horse Guards Road
LONDON SW1A 2HQ
United Kingdom.

19th November 2008.

Dear Mr Darling,

Provisional Liquidator in the Isle of Man has failed to clarify the position of depositors in Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Isle of Man

2008-11-18 (All day)

Despite numerous requests, the provisional liquidator in the Isle of Man (Mike Simpson of PWC) has failed to clarify the position of depositors in Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Isle of Man (KSFIOM) and failed to provide any insight into the various routes he may be exploring for the ill-fated bank. Depositors have been left starved of information and been forced to rely on hearsay and rumour.

Despite numerous meetings with UK authorities including a meeting with Jack Straw, the Isle of Man Government remains silent on the plight of the depositors it now represents. No updates regarding the discussions have been given and depositors have been left wondering if their plight is now coming second to other Isle of Man interests.

The UK government shares the blame here as Alistair Darling remains silent following his chastising comments directed at the Isle of Man, giving no regard to the thousands of British taxpayers caught up in this financial disaster.

Whilst the British authorities appear to have 'kissed and made up' with Iceland, having given the go-ahead to an IMF/Iceland loan, there is still no information as to how they have represented the KSFIOM depositors' interests in such talks or if they represented them at all.

For those whose money disappeared in KSFIOM on 8 October 2008 it is frustrating and bewildering that other issues are being openly discussed and solutions found whilst a huge vacuum exists around their plight. What happened to the parental guarantee that was given by the Icelandic Parent Bank? What happened to the £550million of Isle of Man funds deposited in the UK? Why were these funds deposited there in the first place without protection?

It would appear that UK ministers, UK politicians, the FSA and even the Isle of Man government are ignoring our plight, leaving KSFIOM to be the only banking institution that fails in a territory that falls under the UK Government's constitutional responsibility.

These are desperate times for over 8,000 depositors and they are being left out in the cold by all those who were either appointed to represent them or safeguard their money.

Sent on behalf of the KSFIOM Depositors Action Group - www.ksfiomdepositors.netgenius.co.uk

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Darling was on the Politics Show 16/11 - but our questions were not put to him ....

Posted 13/11/2008 - 22:55 by podather

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NB:The heading to this Post has been edited by editor/moderator after the programme


Iceland Getting Desperate for Loans

2008-11-11 (All day)

Last week, it seemed as though Iceland would quickly get the billions it needs from the International Monetary Fund and elsewhere. But nothing has turned up so far. A new EU promise may likewise be slow to materialize.
Dutch Finance Minister Wouter Bos and his British counterpart Alistair Darling were blocking the IMF aid package pending an agreement by Iceland to pay back money citizens of those two countries deposited with Icesave, a subsidiary of Landsbanki. According to the report, Dutch citizens deposited some €1.6 billion ($2.05 billion) with Icesave while Britons have some €1 billion in the bank. The bank's collapse last month makes the future of those deposits uncertain. Some 30,000 Germans also have deposits with Icesave.

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