Sunday, 2nd December 2012
DAVID CAMERON CAN I HAVE A JOB? - This is an open letter to the British Prime Minister requesting for the position of Ambassador to Thailand. Let’s see if David replies…
I live in Thailand. A few years ago I faced a most unfortunate position of being systematically embezzled from my assets. The situation involved my now ex-Thai Wife who also informed me of the involvement of the Royal Thai Police.
At the time I did contact the British Embassy and my MP (Conservative) in the UK. Unfortunately, but not to be unexpected, no help was forthcoming even though my life had been threatened. I did of course take the Embassy’s advice and contact a lawyer, actually several, but considering the involvement of the Royal Thai Police they were more than reluctant to pursue the matter.
In all honesty, it was a Labour Government at the time and my Conservative MP’s assistant did telephone the Embassy in Thailand on a number of occasions in the pursuit of at least trying to get some form of assistance from the Ambassador, alas without results. Basically the Ambassador at the time chose to ignore the wishes of my MP and my assistance.
This situation was nearly 5 years ago and luckily a friend provided me with assistance in the form of providing a roof over my head. I did start an online business, which is still in operation but this produces an income of less than £60.00 per month. Yes, contrary to belief not all internet owners are billionaires; yes it’s a shocker but that’s the truth.
I have, throughout my adult life, I’m now 48, voted Conservative, however my political views have always been Social Democratic. My view is that you cannot have democracy without being socialist as to have a democratic society everyone should have a voice, which is socialist. Taking this into account I therefore believe in fairness and approach each situation with an open mind to both sides of any argument, conflict or disagreement.
I am also not into taking handouts, although it is obvious that welfare would not be afforded to me while living abroad and in fact even if I were to return to the UK I would not receive any financial assistance due to my absence from the shores of the UK for more than 8 years.
The point of this is that I need a job. Considering my 8 years in Thailand, and when looking at the ineffective Ambassadors that have passed through, I would like you to give me the job. Yes I know this is somewhat unconventional and normally reserved for those in Government, friends of those in government or anyone well connected with those on the inside, but I do think I could be effective for the needs of the UK Government and its citizens residing here in Thailand. In fact I would take a very proactive role in making the voice of the UK Government heard and help British Citizens on a more open and pragmatic approach than has been seen here in Thailand for a number of years. After all British Citizens, regardless of where they are living, should have a right to better assistance when genuinely needed by their government – something severely lacking in my direct personal experience.
After living here for 8 years I am fully aware of the problems UK Citizens living here face. I believe that a more ‘hands on’ and ‘proactive’ approach is needed. I cannot honestly say with any real conviction that I am overly diplomatic and no doubt any such position would cause some controversy among my Thai counterparts but I would take the stance that while we are guests in the Kingdom that does not, and should not, allow Thailand to be obtuse to our needs nor the needs of our citizens.
After constructing this letter I am wondering if I will actually receive a reply. I am also of the mind that any reply would unlikely come from you directly – sure I appreciate you are a little busy. What would interest me is how you, or your assistant, if I do receive any reply, will diplomatically turn me down for the position.
I would like you to seriously consider my proposal. To help sway your decision to a more favourable response I am willing to take the job with a 50% pay cut in terms of what is currently being paid to our British Ambassador in Thailand, as I do feel the British Taxpayer has sufficient to pay out and I am sure the reduction in cost to the British Taxpayer would be most welcome.
So what do you think? Fancy trying it out and see how I get on. I can promise you that I would do my best and I will push our Thai counterparts for more equity in the situation of both trade and rights for our citizens living in the Kingdom.
If you are willing to reply then please leave your reply in the ‘Comments Section’ below or send your reply via email using the Meebal.com ‘Contact Us‘ form – it will get to me. I await your personal response with anticipation.