Newspaper Reports inviting comments - HAVE YOUR SAY !

  • Lucky Jim
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Posted: Sun, 19/10/2008 - 09:59

We should ALL respond to articles with 'have your say' invitations.

Mis-informed people are saying that we are just wealthy fat cat tax dodgers who deserve our fate.

Respond by telling your story in a nutshell to correct this mis-information. You need an informed, empathetic public on your side.

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EVERYONE - IF YOU DO NOTHING ELSE, KEEP WRITING!

  • Lucky Jim
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 15:13

It will take a day or 2 for on-line letters to the on-line Times, Telegraph, , etc., to be published, BUT they will if you act promptly!

YOU MUST CLICK ON ALL THE LINKS HERE AND POST YOUR BIT !
NB: some papers restrict the number of characters you can enter - you don't need that many to write honestly all the things you have said here: 'robbed', ' 'ruined', 'destroyed', 'devastated', 'too old to start again', 'just an ordinary British couple', 'OAP now with nowt', 'I'm a bit of the backbone of middle England that's been crushed', etc...


the question all the time is

  • expat
  • 10/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 13:06

the question all the time is how did KSF IoM get caught in this, Did the FSA tell the FSC IOM of the UK gov actions, my info is that they didn't and that is why ll the statements we got from Doherty etc said as they did, When the action by the UK giov took place why did the FSA not know we were there? Why were the UK gov so slow to respond to the ioM gov s request for assistance in Iceland negotiations?
In other words the FA and TReasury acted in haste and did not check the details of their actions in our view


Sunday Express

  • arny
  • 15/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 11:54

There is an article in the Money section that someone with more knowhow could transfer.


POST THE LINK PLEASE !

  • Lucky Jim
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 15:20

Just highlight the Newspaper article's http:// link in the top of your browser, hold down the Ctrl key & press C (for copy) then paste into the Forum message window (hold Ctrl key & press V).....done!


Done

  • IceCrusher
  • 14/10/08 25/10/11
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Daily Mail on line

  • brokemanx
  • 13/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 11:44

This is an earlier report than that in Mail on Sunday, of a couple whose money was placed in KS&F (IOM) by Skandia. The comments from the UK are very critical and typical of the 'why should greedy rich people be bailed out' type. It is essential that the group puts some balancing comments after this article if only to comfort the couple.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1078819/Caravan-park-owner-built...


Caravan park couple have your say

  • 1log
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 18:26

I have posted a robustely supportive comment but it has not appeared yet.


Caravan Park couple have your say

  • AnneD
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 18:36

So have I and likewise it has not appeared. I have also responded to various articles in the Times, Mail etc and as yet nothing has appeared.


Caravan Park Couple

  • wood
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 19:13

Ditto all day - still nothing appearing. Warn out our welcome already? Or perhaps we'll have better luck once the weekend papers are out of the way.


Caravan Park Couple

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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 19:18

No luck on caravan park article but have had success on the Times site re 'wealthy investors!'


Papers like the Daily Mail

  • occams razor
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 19:17

Papers like the Daily Mail may have moderators to actively monitor comments before they appear on the website.
Today is Sunday, the moderators probably aren't at work.


Re daily mail online

  • skintagainnow
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 14:27

The couple in the daily mail are shown in the video here along with our own Mr S.R aka**

C4 14~10~2008

http://www.ksfiomdepositors.netgenius.co.uk/?q=node/261

yep I've tried a few times to post comment, along with the daily telegraph and the sunday times - and as many others as I could find... the checks must be taking awhile or nobody's in?? only online comment I did get a post today was this :-
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article4969312.ece
a piece about needing passports for mbls - government wants it in anti-terrisom regs - so naturally I added a bit about a certain Nato ally, crashed economy, and anti- terrisom laws -- all helps


I've made a nice one refering

  • Captain Mainwaring
  • 11/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 13:57

I've made a nice one refering to the fact that just because savings are Iom , it odesn't mean that tax is not and has not been paid on them - and drawing attention to the fact that the UK pays out billions to trash we don't want or don't need in the UK, but strangely they don't have the guts to comment about that.

We aren't a drain on society, we have been careful and are BRITISH, and yet we still don't get the support that our passport guarantees us.

I'd be better not being British, at least someone would ensure my claim to benefits etc.


Daily Mail on line

  • C_south_africa
  • 10/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 11:54

I agree. I thought the comments were nasty.


Comments

  • Mekong
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 14:34

Comments are not just ignorant on this particular article but on every article I have read online in the past week, and believe me I must have read everyone of them and alll the comments but it seems that the press are scared of allowing the truth be heard.

Guardian, Times, Daily Maily, Telegraph, Sky News, BBC World etc, I have posted comments on every single article pointing out how we are not fat cat tax dodgers but in a many instances British expats forced to have offshore banking due to UK banking laws and have been mugged by Gormless Brown, I must have left comments on over 100 articles and so far had the grand total of zero published.


Everyone read this

  • mikeinfrance
  • 12/10/08 28/09/09
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 11:55

Get on to this Times website now and have your say regarding the mis-information contained in this article published in today's Sunday Times...it's quick and easy to do!

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/consumer_affairs/article4968106.ece


Re Times online

  • skintagainnow
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 12:03

have tried to post comment 3 times - will not accept -- don't know


biased moderation have your say

  • 1log
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 18:52

Of two comments sent, one was hot and another warm, Hot one did not appear!! though it was the hard truth.


Mail on Sunday

  • brokemanx
  • 13/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 11:27

Comprehensive article in their Financial Section. Comment can be left on-line at:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1078720/Thousands-fear-future-c...


Slow response

  • Wanda
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 11:34

I posted a comment in response to this very article (more excellent coverage by Expat - good man, he's working his socks off for us over there!) yesterday afternoon but no comments have appeared as yet. I suspect they have someone pre-screening them and, it being the weekend, that's not happening. Pity as, to my mind, it makes it look as if no-one is too interested in the story.


"Let us now if are trapped in Iceland" - Sunday Times Money

  • mike-r
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 11:08

Here is the article that was in the Sunday Times (19-10-2008) today in a half page spread on Peter Edwards.......follow the URL below to have your say and rasie awareness - as the article finished with :

"Let us now if are trapped in Iceland"

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/consumer_affairs/article4968106.ece


Have your say..

  • IceCrusher
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 11:37

Done, but it took 3 separate posts to say all I wanted to!


Newspapers Have Your Say

  • Bernadette
  • 10/10/08 31/05/09
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 10:21

Two good articles in the Times today, one in Money and Business section which specifically states UK banks raise their money from offshore subsidiaries. Shall we put a list together each day of places/media we can post our comments as the articles get published.


Please post links to relevant Newspaper articles

  • Lucky Jim
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  • Sun, 19/10/2008 - 10:47

Thanks Bernadette - it's always helpful to have the links to relevant articles in a Forum post..