MP Contacts

  • Bill
  • 13/10/08 n/a (free)
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Posted: Thu, 30/10/2008 - 15:23

I have read the MP letters - it is clear we have our supporters and many of them are active - this is great.

It is also becoming clear that many MP's don't know about us and many of those that do are ignorant of the issues - UK bank account, compensation scheme, tax position etc. Some do not appear to be reading letters and just pull the standard "Kaupthing " letter out of their files.

They will never be properly informed if we don't inform them so replies are essential to those who demonstrate ignorance of the facts. I also recommend replies to those that express sympathy but not action. If they say they are concerned urge them to act on that.

I know this has been said already but this is going somewhere - we really need to keep up the momentum.

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Positive MEP responses

  • FalconVet
  • 11/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Thu, 30/10/2008 - 17:55

From the responses I have had - MEP's win the positive response Gold Star award - I am quite (suprised and impressed by the responses I have had), the MPs have been mixed, but mainly sympathetic and some supportive and as for HM ambassadors for those expats abroad - absoutely hopeless, unsympathetic but perhaps this is what one should expect from people who are appointed not elected!
So in my book - contacting MEPs seems to be potentially useful, they don't have much influence...but they will follow up with their parties in the UK and that is good for us - pressure frmo another angle.

after 25 years of overseas

  • expat
  • 10/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Thu, 30/10/2008 - 18:00

after 25 years of overseas work i have yet to meet an embassy that was worth a light! they are only any good for coctail parties! helping people is what they expect the host country to do!!

British Embassies

  • bdsa
  • 10/10/08 02/06/13
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  • Thu, 30/10/2008 - 18:08

Looks like we are definitely on the same page Expat!