E-Petitions

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to compensate and substantially increase the FCO pension of British diplomat, Patrick Haseldine, who was sacked for writing a letter to the Guardian 18 years ago. More details

More details from petition creator

The full background and justification for this petition are set out in Patrick Haseldine's Wikipedia article. We believe that Patrick Haseldine was wrongfully dismissed from HM Diplomatic Service on 2 August 1989, having written a letter that was published in the Guardian newspaper on 7 December 1988. His sacking, and prior suspension for six months for appearing on BBC TV's "Question Time" on 25 February 1988, clearly constitute interferences with his Article 10 right to freedom of expression. Accordingly, Haseldine should be paid not only ex gratia compensation (on a par with the out-of-court settlement made in February 2006 to former Scottish police detective, Shirley McKie - see her eponymous Wikipedia article) but also a significantly enhanced FCO pension.

Current signatories

Patrick Haseldine, the Petition Creator, joined by:

  • Eliane Haseldine
  • Philip Haseldine
  • Colette Haseldine
  • Colin White
  • Anne Haseldine
  • Paul John Ewers
  • Ben Court
  • Steven Moore
  • Geoffrey Bindman
  • Pamela White
  • Oliver Tickell
  • Gitau Githinji
  • Paul Starkey
  • Dr Jim Swire
  • Iain A J McKie
  • David Winnick
  • Michael Russell
  • Paul Smith
  • DEREK WISDOM
  • Tess Johnson
  • Ruth Gilbert
  • Valina Bowman-Burns
  • Anne Deller
  • John Moseley
  • Peter Preston
  • Tim Moore
  • Corinne Duhig
  • NIck Tyrrell
  • Gillian Cardwell-Hill
  • Mel Burton
  • Andy Low
  • Jillian Angela Burton
  • Joanna Abram
  • Aaron Bishop
  • Graham Korn
  • Jeff Evans
  • Liam Padden
  • Peter Moore
  • Fiona Rolls
  • Rosemary Muntus
  • Allan Scott
  • Gayle Nykerk-Jones
  • Fiona Cloake
  • Bethia Anderson
  • Mark Harper
  • Lorraine De Oliveira
  • fay jones
  • donna morrison
  • neville cramer
  • Trevor Williams
  • Gayle Wade
  • miss victoria scarfield
  • Simon Waters
  • Sophie, Barclay
  • Martha Cowell
  • Frances Currie
  • Owen McCartney
  • Diana Graham
  • michael muntus
  • Helen Abbott
  • Alfred Abbott
  • Enid Abbott
  • David Brett-Everest
  • Philip Levy
  • Peter Everest
  • Valerie Rees
  • Adrienne Grinyer
  • Neville A. Daniels
  • Ursula Morhall
  • Lindsay Scott
  • John Molloy
  • Maureen Molloy
  • Arthur Jarrett
  • joe kelly
  • J Barton
  • Jan Barton
  • Joe Briscoe
  • Charles Norrie
  • Tony J Stanton
  • Beryl C Harper
  • Jonathan B Stanton
  • Tony W Stanton
  • a.g.osborne
  • Caroline Starkey
  • Douglas Southall
  • Sarah Jane Dupuy
  • Pamela Exall
  • Ben Allegri
  • mary Slevin
  • P Howley
  • Paul Dupuy
  • Kirk Dupuy
  • carol page
  • Hannah Starkey
  • Tamsin Bouju
  • Marie Hatch
  • Jean Berkley
  • Nigel Keohane
  • Gary Baum
  • Josephine T Baum
  • Judith Nicholson
  • Ben Creus
  • stephen.cutmore
  • Julia Fisher
  • Paul Bloom
  • Adrian Hodson
  • Annmarie Kelly
  • John S M Roberts, O.B.E.
  • Chipo Githinji
  • ricky king
  • Elizabeth Desmond
  • Stephen Wisdom
  • Johann Bryant
  • Sharon Rivers
  • Stuart,Cutmore
  • Hayley Bygrave
  • Craig Byrne
  • denise gould
  • Dorene Lawrence
  • David Parris
  • Anthony G Connor
  • Maureen Elliott
  • Nigel Hiley
  • Janet Osborne
  • BRIAN OSBORNE

Newsletter

History and Tour