Videos of the meeting are now here.
- Nic Dakin, MP for Stanley Embling, was the first to arrive and the first to email this morning again: the Government plans a consultation for the Economic Crime Agency in Spring 2011!
- Austin Mitchell MP knows victim problems VERY well and laid out the strategy which I have discussed with him since:
- ask the Government to stage a Public Inquiry first
- if they don’t do it, let’s stage a “Shadow Inquiry”
- make a proposal for the Economic Crime Agency to be a regulator that is independent by cutting across key sectors, such insolvency practitioners, accountants, lawyers and court services
- ask the Justice and the Business Committee whether they’d look into white collar crime
- use some six key cases to demonstrate our grievances
- John Hemming, Lib Dem MP for Birmingham, gave us new avenues to pursue:
- petition Parliament
- he will investigate the Memorandum of Understanding between the Police and the Law Society
- John McDonnell, MP for Hayes and Harlington, gave us excellent support and demonstrated the experience that he has had and thus is fully behind us
- Alex Cunningham, MP for Stockton North, came to listen for a while
- Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton, sent her researcher.
And Lord Ahmed, who has taken over Lord Sudeley’s hosting role in the House of Lords when most hereditary peers were ‘kicked out’, was PERFECT in his way of illustrating how he had been a victim of Lloyd’s bank who just increased their interest rate from one day to the next, as if only their business interests and not his mattered…
Furthermore, I have had supportive emails from
- Linda Riordan, Labour MP for Halifax, wants to take our issues up in the Treasury Select Committee
- Pat Glass, MP for North West Durham, had hoped to come but didn’t
- Bob Russell, MP for Colchester, is happy to meet up with constituents
- Peter Bottomley, MP for Worthing West, is happy to be on a mailing list
- Richard Benyon, MP for Newbury and thus his constituent Raymond Fox, is happy to on a mailing list
- Jim Dobbin, MP for Heywood and Middleton, is happy to be on the mailing list
- Jonathan Edwards, MP for Carmarthen, is working on Banking Reform
- Bill Esterson, MP for Sefton Central, is more than happy to raise the issues on behalf of his constituents
- Rt Hon Alan Duncan, MP for Rutland & Melton, is corresponding with Paul Talbot-Jenkins who co-founded Force for Justice
The psychology of victims that often has developed into a Legal Abuse Syndrome comes out painfully in meetings, especially when faced by ‘authority’ such as MPs.
Hence it was difficult to control people who were interrupting and not waiting until they were asked to speak.
However, the key fighters were all there, among them Maurice J Kirk BVSc who talked about his ordeal with South Wales Police who fraudulently colluded with the lawyers of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to get him struck off.
When he appealed to the Privy Council, he was told that the application was INCOMPETENT and an abuse of process. Maurice showed this to the lawyer who had drafted the application for £28,000, asking whether he’d reduce his bill. But he said Maurice could ask him to stand on his head and he wouldn’t do it…
PS. Should your MP turn out NOT to be supportive, please quote John Hemming MP who advised us to contact Mr Speaker to ask for a substitute.