Select Committee on Foreign Affairs Written Evidence

Submission from John Simkiss, Ascension Island

  I am writing to suggest that the committee look into the Ascension Island Council's mass resignation over their mistreatment by the F&CO regarding the right of abode after being subject to direct taxation.

  There are other UK military installations on Overseas Territories such as Gibraltar which live quite comfortably with a small and docile resident population.

  I don't know if anyone on Ascension has submitted relevant written testimony. But if they have not already, please contact me, and I will put you in touch with the right people on Ascension.

  I applaud your review of the F&CO's work in general and their deceitful misbehavior in dealing with residents on Ascension.

18 October 2007

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