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My Reply to Gordon Brown MP

Like many people I have received an email from the Labour Party, in the name of Gordon Brown. I have the utmost respect for Gordon, indeed his biography of James Maxton remains one of my favourite books, so I felt was only polite to respond. The Text of his email is in parentheses and italics, mine follows it.

(Dear Rory,

Over the past few weeks, I have spoken to thousands of people across Scotland who will soon decide whether we stay as part of the UK or separate from our 300 year old partnership. 

I have held public meetings in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Aberdeen and Dundee. On Sunday 6th July I will be speaking to more voters in Cumbernauld at 6.45pm and on Monday 7th July at 6.45pm in Kilwinning. Register you details here to join me in Cumbernauld or here to join me in Kilwinning.

I believe in a strong Scottish Parliament making decisions on hospitals, schools and policing but enjoying the strength and security that comes from being part of the United Kingdom. This campaign will be won by people like you making that case to friends, neighbours and work colleagues.

If you can spare some time to help Scottish Labour’s ‘No’ campaign, you can sign up to get involved here.

While I know there are many demands on your time, I hope you will be able to spare some time to support Scottish Labour’s campaign to keep Scotland as part of the UK.

Best wishes

Gordon Brown MP)

Dear Gordon,
Thank you for your kind email. I shall probably not be supporting your campaign unless it were to include certain cast iron promises. The most important would have to be the removal of nuclear weapons from Scottish soil, but if we remain within the UK that would be the removal of all weapons of mass destruction from all the UK, its territories and waters.

The second would be to extend the power of the Scottish Parliament to, not only vary tax, but be responsible for all Scottish resources, incomes and their use. Further, instead of a grant from Westminster, the Scottish Parliament would allocate a portion of any revenue it considered surplus to the UK after all other expenses had been met.

The third would be control by the Scottish Parliament of all social and welfare in Scotland and all environmental matters.

Fourthly there must be a commitment by all Westminster Paris that there will be no referendum on continued membership of the EEC.

There would also have to be immediate dissolution of the House of Lords, an end to subsidies to falling businesses, the nationalisation of important infrastructure including railways, energy supply and wired telephony.

Finally the continued subsidy and rule of the Royal Family should be opened to public consultation.

If the Westminster parties are willing to commit to the above, I shall be happy to give you my support.

Rory Patton


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Sods —– Law.
July.—- 2014.
For almost two decades we have strived to get justice for the injustice we have suffered at the hands of a world renowned bank— PICTET & CIE. BANK.
Two yorkshiremen both running their own small family businesses trying to resolve the problem by taking all the correct legal procedures to recover their monies.
The matter was raised in Parliament – twice– the FSA investigated the matter concluding that PICTET had rogues operating in their London Bank — but the rogues had left —saying no one left to prosecute.??? —– so there.
We then approached the Financial Ombudsman Service. (FOS) — our case was dealt with by seven different people —- then our numerous E-Mails were ignored — nobody would speak to us ——-so there.
We then asked the SFO ( Serious Fraud Office.) to investigate our case —- the criteria of our case ticked all their boxes. — we were instructed not to send them
any documents/evidence.—— in fact they wrote to us advising us to go to the Citizen’s Advice Bureau.(CAB.)
Richard Alderman the SFO boss —- who responded to our letter was the same man who would not investigate the “ Madoff” scandal or the “Libor” fiasco.
The MP’s committee —- said he was sloppy— and the SFO was run like “ Fred Karno’s Circus” —– it was an office of fraud.—– so there.
Our M.P. approached our local Chief Constable to investigate—– he was called—- Sir Norman Bettison— Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police —- a force that made “ Dad’s Army” look like the S.A.S. They were inept – corrupt —malicious — from top to bottom. We were criminally dealt with by the Forces Solicitor—- the Head of the Economic Crime Unit —-and the Chief Constable —– so there.
We were then advised to pass our complaint against West Yorkshire Police to the I.P.C.C. – which we did — they advised us to make our complaint to —- the West Yorkshire Police — we did with reluctance — all we got was abuse and obfuscation. —– so there.
Sir Norman Bettison —- The Forces solicitor— and the Head of the Economic Crime —- have all been removed from their posts and facing criminal allegations.
—— so there.
We even sought justice through the Courts — culminating in a visit to the Court of Appeal-London.— On leaving the Courts of Appeal that day our barrister a “rising star” informed us — that if that was British Justice then you can keep it. He quit the law and moved to Canada —– so there.
A few years later we learned that one of the judges ( Lord Justice.) in our case at the Court of Appeal was related to a senior executive of the Pictet Bank —–so there.
The Ministry of Justice passed our case to Lord Myners to investigate — we would rather have had Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck do it. — to this day we don’t know
—whether he did anything or not —- probably not — seeing that his wife was on the Pictet Prix Board.
Pictet & Cie .Bank — voted private bank of the year 2013.
Ivan Pictet —- Voted banker of the year 2012. —- the senior partner — lied on numerous occasions and had documents destroyed — also said genuine documents were forgeries. —– so there.
Ivan Pictet in Oct. 2013 —- Given the Legion of Honour — but saying that —- honours were given to Hitler — Eichmann — Mussolini —Franco — he’s in fitting company. —-so there.
MONTY RAPHAEL.Q.C. — Peters & Peters.London. They were the banks lawyers.
Monty Raphael.Q.C. along with Ivan Pictet withheld crucial documents requested by the High Court —- the FSA —- and the police Fraud Squad. —-so there.
Monty Raphael.Q.C. became an Honorary Queens Counsellor in March. 2012.
Monty Raphael.Q.C. became a Master of the Bench in Nov.2012.
An expert in Fraud —the Doyen of Fraud Lawyers. —– so there.
This says a lot about Banks — the consensus of opinion is that they are highly paid “crooks” —- no wonder they voted Ivan Pictet banker of the year.
It appears that crimes in the “establishment.” are honoured by their peers.
Full Story.—- “google or Yahoo ”
Ivan Pictet.Banker.
Monty Raphael.Q.C.
Ivan Pictet/Monty Raphael.

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