Sent by: William Finnerty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: The right to be heard.
Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2003 14:57:37
Dear Minister Smith,
I would be very grateful if you would
please take careful note of the contents of the letter
reproduced below to Mr Coughlin (which I believe are
Mr William Finnerty.
February 8th 2003
Mr. P. Coughlin
17-19 The Square
Dear Mr Coughlin,
Thank you for your help yesterday.
As I pointed out to you, I have no
recollection of anybody connected with the Department of Social
Security ever informing me that I may be able to claim for
sickness benefit (until you mentioned it to me yesterday).
It is certainly the case that I was
suffering badly from depression when I approached the Moonkmoor
Road DSS Office for help on October 31 last; and, I made it
clear to all concerned (from the very outset) that I felt
completely unable to work because of it.
At that particular time (i.e. October 31st
2002), I was struggling with the then newly arrived difficulty
that CD ROMs I had sent to Amnesty International, and to the
London Police – all containing irrefutable evidence of some
extremely serious maladministration type problems - had
apparently disappeared into thin air. (Please note that though
the letter sent to the police was insured for consequential loss
of £10000, I have not to date received ANY compensation from
Royal Mail or the Post Office.)
A very serious problem for
me is that when I try to communicate the difficulties regarding
the depression I am suffering to the DSS, it is invariably the
case that I am presented with a barrage of very glib statements
in response: which leaves me feeling I am not being heard.
To the very best of my
knowledge, this kind of response is completely in breach of
Item 2, under Article 41, of the
Fundamental Rights of the European Union: and consequently
As far as I know, the depression I am
experiencing is entirely connected with the overall set of
maladministration problems I have attempted to outline using
lists on the front pages of the two web site addresses provided
below. Consequently, and by definition, the problem I have with
depression is not likely to leave me until such time as I have
found a competent lawyer who is willing to help me to protect
myself against the bad consequences of state maladministration.
I feel I should point out that, because the
depression I am suffering has been diagnosed as “reactive” (as
opposed to endogenous), my GP (Dr Maurice) is not willing to
proscribe brain drugs of any kind for me.
Consequently, it seems that I will have to
live with the physical and psychological consequences of the
depression I am suffering until such time as the set of
maladministration problems I am struggling with is attended to
in a lawful manner. The only way I can see this happening now -
at this late stage - is to have my case brought before the
European Union Court of Justice.
While it is still my intention to go to the
Jobcentre to “sign on” on February 13 2003, I will not (for the
reasons stated above) be able to make the declaration that I am
actively looking for work: unless I have by then secured the
legal help I need. In case I have not secured it, I would be
very grateful if you would please have my case reviewed before
then: with due regard for the medical problems I have related
I will take a copy of this letter with me
to the Jobcentre on February 13th 2003, and I will also e-mail a
copy of the text to the government minister responsible for the
UK Department of Social Security (Mr Andrew Smith).
Mr. William Finnerty.
Web Site 1:
http://www.finnachta.com/ (The most up-to-date of the two
Web Site 2:
Copy to: Dr Jacques Maurice
(Riverside Medical Practice, Shrewsbury).