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PostPosted: June 20th, 2013, 11:44 am 
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Help thousands of buyers in Southern Italy who have been ripped off. - Sign the Petition!

Please join this campaign: http://chn.ge/19Ul55w


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PostPosted: June 20th, 2013, 12:22 pm 
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I think that a rather more objectively phrased petition would be more productive. Pronouncing that "developers and judicial authorities are siding with each other for their gain", for example, will not help.


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PostPosted: June 20th, 2013, 9:43 pm 
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gsullymorgan wrote:
I think that a rather more objectively phrased petition would be more productive. Pronouncing that "developers and judicial authorities are siding with each other for their gain", for example, will not help.


I don't disagree Gsullymorgan...
The last three words are not neccessarily true.
But the results of the collaberation do not seem to be in the best interests of the owners.

Bob not Rob


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PostPosted: June 21st, 2013, 10:38 am 
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It really is unimportant as to the language of the petition as long as it may help to draw some attention to the problems being met in Calabria?
It costs nothing to sign a petition and helps defeat apathy.
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PostPosted: June 21st, 2013, 11:18 am 
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language is really important, phrase in the right way and you can get the results you want not necessarily the one the people signing the petition may want. So yes the proper use of language etc., is very important. Just listen to a good politician.....
The concept is good and is part of a compaign to help people, We are certainly raising the problems to people who may know of some way to help but as yet no real proposals other than those mentioned on the forum.
Again good luck in getting the electricity back on and hopefully raising awareness in the national press. Contact your local MEP and do not take no for an answer.


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PostPosted: June 21st, 2013, 12:03 pm 
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You want to draw the right kind of attention to the issues so language is vital.

Is the intention of a campaign to focus on:
a) Broad issues about the administrative failings in the system which allowed the developments to be constructed?
b) Allegations of corruption by marketers / lawyers / developers / administrations?
c) Losses by purchasers because developments weren't completed?
d) Quality of developments?
e) Operation of seized developments by judicially appointed administrators
f) Short term issues such as electricity supply?

Deciding that will also determine the appropriate 'targets' for a campaign. There's no point in writing to a British MEP about the electricity in San Rocco but they might be an appropriate channel into Brussels for administrative failings. Similarly, the local or regional council might be the best option for the electricity campaign but wouldn't be the right people to aim a campaign about lawyers' corruption.

Decide what you want to achieve, marshall the facts and the evidence, strip out the unsupported generalist allegations and keep it clear and short. Bear in mind the libel laws, here and in Italy, and don't even think about naming people without incontrovertible evidence of what they did, when they did it and what affect it had.


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