DIRECT ACTION------NEWSPAPERS----IMPORTANT

  • peter and louise
  • 18/10/08 01/09/09
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Posted: Mon, 22/06/2009 - 12:30

The cost for a full-page's worth of our plight in the Daily Telegragh is 34000 pounds!! In the Sunday Telegragh it falls to 51000! I then asked to speak to the editor but this was impossible... so I asked to be put through to a journalist in the consumer affairs section. He in turn put me through to someone in the business section. I explained what was going on etc., etc. and was surprised by the amount of interest and intelligent questions then started to ask me. He said he was interested in pursuing this. It appears he is the journalist that covered the Icesave issue all those months ago. He will ring in a few days and hopefully arrange for an interview to be set up. I need help now. Can someone from DAG please contact me urgently. This could be a brilliant opportunity for publicity... for free.

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Well done!

  • investor01
  • 13/10/08 n/a (free)
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  • Wed, 24/06/2009 - 13:52

Let's hope this comes to something and The Telegraph seems to be the "People's Paper" since the expenses scandal. I did write to them myself suggesting this would make a story that their readers may not be aware of and would be interested in (or disgusted by). Your direct approach was obviously more effective so well done you.


Telegraph

  • grandmaparis
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  • Tue, 23/06/2009 - 00:00

Well done, Peter and Louise, for your perseverance. I don't know how I can help since many people are more desperate than me and it's their stories we need to get out. But as you know (from our Isle of Man demonstration), I'm up for any direct action.


Hi there, If it would help, I

  • tsunamivictim
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  • Mon, 22/06/2009 - 14:58

Hi there,
If it would help, I am happy to do any interviews . I can send you photos of some of my 80 dogs that dont have enough to eat or are ill because we can't afford the vets......tug the heartstrings......if the Cats home can do it....


DIRECT ACTION...newspapers.... important

  • peter and louise
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  • Mon, 22/06/2009 - 15:26

Fingers crossed that this journalist phones back, as he said he would. If the Telegraph gets on our case much could be achieved.


DIRECT ACTION...newspapers.... important

  • peter and louise
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  • Mon, 22/06/2009 - 13:37

The other way around, sorry... read 34000 grand for the Sunday issue and 54000 for insertion in the Daily. Even the journalist in the business section that stated he wants to pursue our case said that was too much and that more impact would be gained from a full report that they could publish. He asked if I minded being photograhed for the article (I said I didn't but I do in reality) and how much I have at stake (almost 300,000). He was also very sympathetic when I told him many are ill with worry. What is IMPERATIVE now is that the full story is told, hook line and sinker, and printed in full. To that end I need help. Can folk like Lucky Jim, Diver, Icecrusher etc., etc. come to the fore on this matter should this journalist call me back as he said he would.


Many are ILL Because this Government THEY DO NOT CARE!

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  • Mon, 22/06/2009 - 19:14

Selfish Greedy, DISHONORABLE Bunch, do they care?? NO.. the Actions they took back in October Last year PUT MANY OF US OUT ON The Street!

I am a British Citizen and am from English stock.. HMG need kicking out of Parliament and I can.t wait for that Day!!

How ever much money people have its relative, when you aint got any to buy Food and you have to grovel to the Welfare believe me its not at all Fair!!

Very very very Unhappy!!! I am really CROSS that I have been put in this position and LIVE IN A SEEDY PART OF TOWN where we have been put and I have a beautiful Daughter who does not deserve any of this I worry for her soooooooooo much!

IN TEARS Mr Gordon Brown and I CANT EVEN BRING MYSELF TO SAY HIS Name!! Mr A

Aurora


Hold Tight Aurora

  • peter and louise
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  • Mon, 22/06/2009 - 21:23

Please remember, there WILL be a way through all this and very soon it will all be behind us. Try to focus on this simple fact: tomorrow will not be as bad as today. That is all I can say. It has worked for me in the past and today does seem better and the day after tomorrow.....


@ peter & louise.. I am in touch with you

  • Lucky Jim
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  • Mon, 22/06/2009 - 16:18

We are corresponding & the DST has copy.

The DST has not given up on the ultimate objective of its Mission. It has before it a proposal for a high profile campaign aimed at bringing about a political decision in favour of the DAG's Mission. I have said elsewhere that this (or an alternative plan) can not be disclosed to members until the DAG has a 'depositors only' website.

The most powerful tool we have which links into & involves the media is the internet. The word on the street is that at least 2 high profile, hard-hitting websites are in the design stage. It sounds to me that they will aim to deliver a massive broadside salvo on the IoM if present 'diplomatic' initiatives finally break down.

The DAG should be prepared to declare war if there is not a peaceful political about turn in its favour.


Well done

  • Julienne
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  • Mon, 22/06/2009 - 14:20

Well done so far - I hope he calls you back - If you need any other names to use in an article - I am happy to be used to support the cause.

we need to be in the Public eye - no one I speak to even knows we exist - I have even been told "Oh that has all been sorted out hasn't it? You are going to get your money back-" They are all confusing us with Icesave and the UK depositors - we need to tell everyone we are here and want justice.


if this happens ,than well done..

  • hippychickrobbed
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  • Thu, 25/06/2009 - 18:26

oh, yes peter and louise that would be great coverage. I always felt this was something these three govts wanted to cover up somehow, they should all be ashamed of themselves. No human being has a right to do this to another . When I was in london I was transferred to head of crown dependencies and they know this is all so wrong and yes they kept apologising. So its our business and it has always been to bring our forced misery out into the open, its something we did not pursue as much as we should have done from the start.. its never too late, but lets not just talk lets do it.


I agree well done

  • bellyup
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  • Mon, 22/06/2009 - 15:55

Its true what Julienne says people dont know we exist or think we all got sorted out and our money back.
I was staggered that even Lloyds bank while promoting their international dept Isle of Man had never even heard of Kaupthing ( and this was quite a senior person i was talking too !)


That is correct Julienne,

  • peter and louise
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  • Mon, 22/06/2009 - 14:44

That is correct Julienne, most out there do not appear to realize thousands have been abandoned after the storm of Kaupthing. He (this new, possible alliance at the Telegraph) enquired just before we hung up as to what is happening with those who got caught up in all this in Channel Isles too. And thank you for offering to help.


Expat Telegraph

  • Valentine
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  • Tue, 23/06/2009 - 05:44

peter and louise,

I live in Thailand and have subscribed to The Weekly Telegraph on and off for years. I'm not getting it right now because I was unable to renew the sub - no prizes for guessing why not.

They have a section specially devoted to expats - with property and investment advice, personal stories from expats, etc. In some of the last issues I received (Nov/Dec. last year), indirect reference was made to our plight in both the finance section and the Expat Telegraph, but very little. I often wondered why they did not want to pursue the issue, and assumed - wrongly, it seems - that they might have thought it a bit of a hot potato.

If your man phones back, mention the Expat Telegraph as well.
When I've posted this, I'm going to get onto the website and see if I can rouse some interest. The website is telegraph.co.uk/expat.

I can't believe that this avenue hasn't been explored before, given that The Weekly Telegraph is widely available abroad.