Anyone know why Alan Bell talks of 800m in UK

  • Bill
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Posted: Sun, 02/11/2008 - 11:48

Both of these reports talk about 800m??? What's the story here?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/isle_of_man/7703377.stm

http://www.manxradio.com/readNEwsItem.aspx?id=27342

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I now think IOM Govt is our only hope

  • sabi Star
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  • Sun, 02/11/2008 - 12:56

Having had standard replies from Treasury and MPs etc and bearing in mind the overall situation - only today I have concluded the IOM Govt is our only hope - via its negotiations to UK Govt..


IOM and UK

  • Bill
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  • Sun, 02/11/2008 - 15:46

IOM is key in getting results and they have a big stake: particularly the Island's reputation for savers and lets not forget they have now committed to shell out 150m if the DCS comes into play. They have good reason to fight. BUT you can be sure our actions in chasing MP's, sending questions and generally getting noticed, can only help them. Keeping up the pressure is essential and WE have much better reason to fight than the IOM!


IOM Government

  • Mrs Not Too Happy
  • 12/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Sun, 02/11/2008 - 13:05

Not sure that I agree that the IOM government is our only hope. Time will tell but the main thing is that we have to continue the battle on all fronts. That is important. If we pester and pester and pester surely we can get a better solution if we are constantly in Brown & Darlings faces !

It only takes one little thing to go our way !


IOM Goverment

  • Monkeyface3604
  • 10/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Sun, 02/11/2008 - 13:39

Its only natural that the UK TReasury and HMG try and say its for IOM goverment to sort out, if they say they will help then its kind of admiting they had a part in our plight (which obviously they did). Even if they dont do anything in the public eye then i hope they will be trying to sort something out behind the scenes.
Like it or not they caused this situation and I think we all know they are the ones who can sort it out. We are not going to go away until the money which is rightfully ours is returned!!!
We will continue to be a thorn in the goverments side, a thorn that they can't afford to ignore!!! Leave us in to long and we will make the wound septic!!!


Total figure

  • dclf1947
  • 10/10/08 31/08/09
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  • Sun, 02/11/2008 - 12:36

I think they are getting mixed up with the total figure for the assets which I believe is 840M with 557M being in the UK. But in all fairness to them they are trying to get 100% back so it maybe a play on words of figures.
I believe a solution will come. It must look very bad on HMG when they are apparently seen to take a crown dependencies assets for their own use and I think they are aware of that (especially as one HMG functions are to protect the crown dependency).