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  • ross1948 18:40 on October 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , expats excluded, , , , voting reform   

    UK-OK! No More Taxation Without Representation! 

    Bliar’s most iniquitous electoral scheming is due to be overturned, with news that the fundamental democratic right, to vote, is being restored to overseas Brits!


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    When the repulsive hypocrite Bliar outlawed expat voting rights, no rational explanation was ever given for the arbitrary ’15 years abroad’ diktat.
    ‘The Labour government of then Prime Minister Tony Blair pushed through the voting ban, ostensibly because it deemed long-term emigrants to have severed ties with the old country.


    Bliar, with one voter eager to sever ties with the old country who was not deprived of his right to vote


    Privately, Labour politicians admit the party’s assumption that most expats vote Conservative may just have played a role.  http://www.politico.eu/article/ballots-british-parliament-brexit-referendum

    No kidding!

    Europhiliacs have argued that if the two million overseas Brits had been able to vote, they might have thwarted British deliverance from the EUSSR.

    Evidently Cameron didn’t buy that, because he reneged on his election pledge to give every Brit a vote. 




    We can’t know if or how the result would have differed.

     I think not.

    Some selfish folk on the Continent may have voted Remain for reasons of personal convenience, but my view is that thousands all around the world, who might be far from Blighty but steadfastly maintain allegiance to Queen and Country, would have revelled in the opportunity to cast a ballot for freedom.

  • ross1948 00:28 on October 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , expats excluded, Fidelity FundsNetwork, , , Santander,   

    Expat Money Troubles – Who’s To Be Trusted? 

    An English friend here in Jakarta had a terrible time getting his work pension payments transferred here from The Old Country last year.

    Eventually, when he was very ill, and his Indonesian wife was on the phone with the well-known international bank concerned, he shouted loudly –

    ‘If I just die, will that solve the problem?’

    • 'How am I going to check my email now..?'

      ‘How am I going to check my email now..?’


    • Happily, he didn’t die, but one gets the impression from some financial institutions that we overseas customers are truly seen as a mere inconvenience.

    Fidelity FundsNetwork on FCA complaints list

    October 2016

     Fidelity FundsNetwork has been named alongside banking giants Barclays, HSBC and Santander in receiving the most investment-related complaints in the first half of the year.


    • dignif

    High finance looks down on us mortals?


    And even back in Blighty, the snooty lords of high finance are often fairly cavalier in their dealings with small investors.  

    I myself have had a few run-ins with people in The City who ought to know better than needlessly antagonise a cantankerous retiree of Ulster-Scots descent.

    Sometimes I have won – amazingly, by the simple method of pointing out common-sense solutions which they appear to be incapable of noticing themselves – but if you can’t get it sorted, there’s always the good old advice –

    ‘Write to your MP!’


    Thanks to Cameron’s failure to honour the Tory pledge to give expat Brits their votes back, anyone resident abroad for more than 15 years doesn’t have an MP!

    Still subject to Inland revenue, of course – none of that nonsense about ‘no taxation without representation!’


    • Cameron+and+Home+Secretary+Theresa+May+(L)+walk+through+Terminal+5+during+a+visit+to+UK+Border+Agency+staff


    Will Theresa May prove more honourable than her predecessor?

    Wouldn’t be hard!


    However, there’s another option.

    Here’s the details of the UK Financial Services Ombudsman, the body mentioned in the article above.

    How to complain – Financial Ombudsman Service

    They can’t solve everything, but it’s worth a try.


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    And Canadians in such plights have an equivalent. 

    OBSI – Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments | OBSI

    If expats from countries other than the UK and Canada have similar info for their fellow-citizens, please feel free to send them in as comments.

    • Frank Wharton 03:49 on October 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      No taxation without representation! It’s an old slogan but it’s still a fair demand, and the British Government has some cheek chasing up British expats for taxes when they refuse to give those same people the right to vote.

      I am sure your English friend isn’t the only one to have that kind of trouble and I’m not surprised the ombudsman gets so many complaints about those companies like Fidelity that think once they have your money they can treat you any old way they like.


  • ross1948 20:00 on June 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Dublin’s Fifth Column Vote Could Sink Brexit! 

    I see that the Remainiac rogues are fretting at the failure of their Project Fear

    Attempts to convince the public they will be worse off if Britain leaves the EU are falling on deaf ears, according to an Ipsos Mori poll…


    Gambar kisah untuk brexit dari The Guardian

    Brexit: two-thirds foresee no negative impact on their finances

    So, their arguments perceived as threadbare, we can expect more deceit and dirty tricks in the dwindling days before 23rd June.

    Yesterday I mentioned my liking for fiction based on historical fantasies about ‘what if” ….

    ...so today I follow up with a very real ‘what if,‘ the danger that, with millions of overseas Brits denied a referendum vote by Camoron’s violation of an election promise….

    One More Camoron Double-Cross – No Right to Vote for UK Expats! 

    ..the outcome could be so close that the UK is kept under the heel of Brussels by the votes of a few hundred thousand people who hold no allegiance to Queen and Country and whose leaders abroad are brazenly inciting them to oppose British independence.

    Behold the Prime Minister of the ‘Republic of Ireland!’



    Enda Kenny in the gladsome embrace of evil incarnate


    Mr Kenny said the Government is actively encouraging Irish citizens with a vote to help avoid a Brexit… Dáil motion calling for Irish to vote against Brexit

    I refer of course to the bizarre situation whereby citizens of Eire resident in the United Kingdom are being allowed to participate in this historic decision while so many Brits are excluded.

    We have reported on the cantankerous carping in Dublin, their Prime Minister constantly voicing opposition to Brexit.  And he’s been at it again this week. Brexit ‘most critical decision’ of last 50 years: Kenny

    If Kenny and Co. were only motivated by economic anxiety, I would be less incandescent at their arrogant intrusion into British domestic affairs. Prime Ministers in most countries (except the one in Downing Street! )….




    …may be expected to put their own citizens’ perceived advantage before that of others.

    But of course  there’s a lot more to it than that.

    Like his hugger in the photo above, the Sinn Fein/IRA blood beast Adams, Kenny and the rest of the Eire establishment have never abandoned their indefensible imperialist aspirations to bring British Ulster under Dublin rule.

    And accordingly, any move hindering that atavistic goal is anathema to all of them.

    The prospect of a return to border controls between Northern Ireland and the Republic as a result of a Brexit is both “repulsive and upsetting…” 

    Warning of ‘repulsive’ border posts after Brexit

    There you have it, folks. 
    …a fifth column is any group of people who undermine a larger group—such as a nation or a besieged city—from within, usually in favor of an enemy…
    It’s too late to exclude Eire’s Fifth Column from voting this month.
    So British patriots, not least in Ulster…
    Mural, Shankill Parade, off Shankill Road.
    ….MUST turn out in droves on Deliverance Day.
    And if things go bad, and it looks like the battle for freedom was lost due to a plurality comprising these foreign voters, then are Brits to accept their subjugation based on such a gross mockery of democracy?
    NO WAY!
    • Billy King 20:33 on June 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Don’t you worry, Ross.
      We know our enemy and we will be out in our thousands on voting day. Kenny and Adams can do their worst but we will NEVER surrender.


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