Could we appeal to the Queen ?

  • Jackie
  • 30/10/08 27/12/09
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Posted: Wed, 15/07/2009 - 23:49

The Crown is the central authority which gives the final seal of approval to new legislation, be it civil service, judiciary, church, military, executive and other institutions. All court cases are brought in the name of the Queen.

Without the Monarch, all this power would belong to the politicians, and while there's someone in higher authority than the Prime Minister, it keeps him in his place; he's always answerable to the Queen. The British monarch is more of a figurehead these days, but she can help nudge the country in various directions and thus, is still a major player in Government. Most importantly, she is there to serve her British subjects, whether they live at home or abroad.

Has anyone any ideas about appealing to the Queen to press the Prime Minister for a public inquiry and how we could go about it?

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  • Podcar
  • 13/10/08 n/a (free)
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  • Wed, 14/10/2009 - 10:38

When this disaster first fell on us, I read in IOM Today (online) that Prince Andrew (or maybe it was Edward) had visited the IOM and undertaken to promote the IOM to the rest of the world as a financial center. I immediately wrote to him, gave him a blow by blow account of our plight and asked him how in good conscience he could try to convince people to bank in the IOM. I also called his office and spoke to a very nice, but in the end totally useless, sympathetic man.

I never got a reply from the prince, not even an auto-generated response. So I wrote to his mother, again describing in detail the horrendous situation. Again, no response.

So, my guess would be that one year on, there is no point in attempting to mobilize the royal family to our cause.


No respnse from HM

  • drglowry
  • 14/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Tue, 27/10/2009 - 12:40

We wrote to HM in her capacity as Queen of Australia and received neither acknowledgement nor reply. Not much interest there, I am afraid. The lack of interest in helping us from MPs, UK and IOM governments, and HM, combined with the complete lack of any recourse to redress, we have come to feel that "democracy" is nothing but a sham. We lived and worked for many years in a "dictatorship" in the middle-East, and were always treated with scrupulous honesty by business and government officials. Had our money been mis-handled by a government or quasi-government official as it has been by FSC, we would have had recourse to the ruling sheikh at his weekly majlis, with every expectation of a fast, rapid remedy, as is usually the case there. Under-performing sheikhs are normally replaced by one of their many brothers, anxious to govern, with the consent of the ruling council. Formerly a Royalist, our treatment rapidly made an Australian Republican of me!


Absolutely agree

  • steveservaes
  • 13/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Tue, 27/10/2009 - 13:01

I am still in a state of disbelief at how KSFIOM depositors have been treated by all those who one might normally expect to be leaping in and seeing justice be done.


Appeal to the Queen

  • conned
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  • Sat, 18/07/2009 - 06:42

Sorry but Queenie has no power these days.


Write to the Queen

  • clodhopper
  • 18/01/09 31/05/09
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  • Fri, 17/07/2009 - 20:24

I am a Royist and feel let down (yet again by people in public office), I wrote to the queen asking that she intervene or advise how we could proceed to having an inquiry into the KSFIOM debacle. Alas as yet I have had no reply - but then nothing from MP's or the majority of IOM government either!


Could we appeal to the Queen ?

  • grapow
  • 20/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Thu, 16/07/2009 - 05:43

I assure you that this would be a complete waste of time! Many, many months ago, I wrote to Prince Andrew who has Royal family responsibility for IoM. I had a few replies back from his PA, all useless and, like politicians eventually they stop all together!

I am anything but a royalist but even by my opinion of them (VERY low I assure you) the response from Prince Andrew's office was quite pathetic!