Financial Fairness

This is our second online petition and motto to practise joined-up thinking and find missing links:

  • between taxpayers who have suffered from “the system”, whether before the crisis or since it began
  • between voters and their MPs, who may not realize how many of their constituents are suffering
  • across MPs from all parties, so that they may initiate appropriate changes in the law
  • with members of the Treasury Select Committee, who have not heard much evidence from the general public, let alone sufferers of either the crisis or of institutions
  • with Ministers who are intending to help crisis victims financially.

As next steps,

  • you are invited to get record details of your case recorded, on a private blog; please email
  • we endeavour to group cases so that collective complaints can be used to change the law – as it was done in the 15th century, according to Lord Sudeley
  • you are encouraged to inform your MP and request a meeting with him/her to support you
  • you are encouraged to sign the Stop the Cash Crumble or Financial Fairness petition, so that you become part of a mailing list.

To contact your MP, please go to WriteToThem.

We are hoping to find ‘cases’, especially from the constituencies of these MPs:

1. Ministers

Rt Hon Gordon Brown, MP for Kirkcaldy & Cowdenbeath, Prime Minister

Rt Hon Alistair Darling, MP for  Edinburgh South West, Chancellor of the Exchequor

Rt Hon Jack Straw, MP for Blackburn, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor

Rt Hon Hilary Benn, MP for Leeds Central, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Rt Hon Harriet Harman, MP for Camberwell & Peckham, Minister for Women and Equalities

Rt Hon Hazel Blears, MP for Salford, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Rt Ed Balls, MP for Normanton, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Familis

Rt Hon James Purnell, MP for Stalybridge & Hyde, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Rt Hon Yvette Cooper, MP for Pontefract & Castleford, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Rt Hon Margaret Beckett, MP for Derby South, Minister of State for Housing

Rt Hon Tony McNulty, MP for Harrow East, Minister for Employment and London

Rt Hon Beverley Hughes, MP for Stretford / Urmston, Minister for Children, Young People and Families

2. Members of the Treasury Select Committee

Nick Ainger, Labour MP for Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire

Graham Brady, Conservative MP ro Altrincham and Sale West

Colin Breed, Lib Dem MP for South East Cornwall

Jim Cousins, Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central

Michael Fallon, Conservative MP for Sevenoaks

Sally Keeble, Labour MP for Northampton North

Andrew Love, Labour MP for Edmonton

Rt Hon John McFall, Chairman and Labour MP for West Dunbartonshire

George Mudie, Labour MP for Leeds East

John Mann, Labour MP for Bassetlaw

John Thurso, Lib Dem MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

Mark Todd, Labour MP for South Derbyshire

Andrew Tyrie, Conservative MP for Chichester

Sir Peter Viggers, Conservative MP for Gosport.


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