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Kurt did not tell us whether he has reminded Baylan that nobody, including the CAB, has been able to state specifically where our application is defective.
We need to see the actual contents of Kurt's letter, which we will do shortly, to get a truer picture. I'm naturally trusting that Kurt has been a bit more robust with Baylan than he appears to have been going from the RNS. I also hope that he's mentioned the fact that priority was supposed to have been given to our case, which is now over five months ago and counting. He should be really going to town on this.
Did Göran ever receive a reply to his letter? We've not heard anything further about that either have we? From memory.
The treatment of our Company continues to be inexcusable.
In my opinion.
Good posts. The problem is that each judgement, it seems, is surely being taken on an individual only basis, per case. Our application content was in keeping with the Norra Karr ruling, the MI I think confirmed that, yet we are still waiting for a decision on our licence. This latest ruling, while welcome news for those specific parties affected, may not then be used by the Government as a precedent in our favour. Taking Norra as the example of such not happening prior for us, and the additional hoop-jumping we've undertaken, rightly or wrongly, since.
Only my thoughts, and those thoughts are precisely because I can see no excuses whatsoever, based on the information supplied to shareholders, for this continued delay by the Government.
Kurt was apparently meeting with our advisors, as he mentioned in the last BRR Media interview, so I'll be expecting an update before long on just what the hell is going on, and, moreover, what, if anything, he needs to do next.
Lb, fair enough if you disagree completely, but I've been over this before.
Kurt is keeping his distance and meeting with our advisors. Have another listen to the latest BRR Media interview.
I do agree with you insofar as it also appears to me that the Swedes have not prioritised our application at all. Hence almost these five months of further waiting (since priority given) added to the already deplorable six years without a conclusive decision. Only pass the parcel.
If we now drift into October without the decision, I'll be wanting Kurt to tell us where we are up to and what he intends to do about this situation.
Nearly five months since we were informed of the Government giving priority to our application. I feel it is now appropriate that Kurt finds out the state of play with our case, including what the priority actually means in terms of further time delay, emphasising that it is wholly unacceptable not to still be given even a loose timeframe for the supposed priority and conclusion of this matter.
Now then. Although I wouldn't be at all surprised, our application, it having spent some six years and nearly five months being passed and further passed around the various governmental authorities, should not now be suddenly caught by any new legislation that may be brought in to tighten or streamline the process. Our application is apparently sound, environmentally so, under existing rules, and it must be dealt with accordingly under those rules. If it isn't, that surely can be yet more kindling, a whole lot of kindling, for a potential Swedish bonfire.
That's all I have to say. Lol.
Aye, that RNS was tiny kindling Aug, but kindling nonetheless. Not to be taken in isolation, but added to all the other kindling we've amassed over the last six years and almost five months of waiting. Deviation from process by the CAB my personal favourite. Lol.
Right, I need a lie down.
Catch you tomorrow me 'andsome.
Sooz, I loved that post, it was hilarious. If only because I knew exactly what you meant. Lol.
Yep, can't be long now.
Aug, I said in terms of support for potential legal action, if Kurt has to take it. I agree re the advisors, but of course, a strong point or points not to be ignored, in my view, are that nobody has been able to prove, at law, where our application is defective. No specifics to that effect have emerged. All comments having been received, far too long ago, and we also know that the CAB deviated from the process. It doesn't look particularly good for the Swedish authorities, including now the Government. Finally, the MI supporting our application for a green light, twice, unless I'm mistaken, it noting also that we were in positive territory in keeping with the Norra Karr case ruling. No further comment on that, lol, but as we were invited to get involved, it has surely turned out to be a legal boon if ever there was one.
Anyway, just a couple of thoughts, before I make like a goldfish. Lol.
Good posts. As for support for potential legal action in our favour, we already have this information from the 15 April RNS:
"The Company is actively communicating with the Government with regards to the Exploitation Concession for Kallak North. It has been confirmed that the Kallak application is being prioritised, an acknowledgement by the Government that the Company has been waiting an excessive period of time for a decision. The Company expects, and it is reasonable to do so, that a decision will be taken, by the Government, before the summer."
Aug, the Government has acknowledged then, that we've already been waiting an excessive period of time. Now some four months, almost five, since this RNS, and the excessive stretched further. Lol.
A string to our bow.
Best regards all.
Hi Sooz. Thanks. Yes, it seems we're unfortunately subjected to it being decided at law, but after the politics.
Which of course shouldn't be the case.
I feel as if I hold the minority view here at times, so have been keeping my thoughts to myself of late. Lol.
Afty aft. x
As we know though, It has been established long ago that nobody could come up with anything specific re directly detrimental effects from a mine at Kal. So there should not be any reason now for such a delay. If you look at it another way, the Sami peoples have been catered for all along, particularly by BEM, and they've had some six years and almost five months of deliberation working in their favour. What about fairness to us?
Kurt's plans also include the Sami folk and he will ensure that those who wish to be included are included, not excluded, from the benefits of our green operation.
So I feel we shouldn't make excuses for the Government and its inertia.
In my opinion only.
Baylan and co have had plenty of time to bring our application woes to a close, when they've been less busy not undertaking scheduled visits, so now Baylan is meeting all and sundry, the excuse for still not dealing with our case is that he currently just hasn't the time. Lol.
Lb, I fully understand your point, but another view, lol, is perhaps that just supposing Kurt flew in to meet up with Baylan, then next week the licence was suddenly granted, would that look above board? See what I mean? Protests may fly in! My thoughts are that Kurt has done enough of promoting our cause, exhaustively so, including several times at Almedalen and then of course we've had Göran's April fool letter, lol, but why should Kurt now continue with such tedious headbanging when the facts are all present within our application and the Swedes now also know what his plan for Kallak is to be, post-concession. It's all there.
I'm quite pleased actually that Kurt isn't running around after Baylan, who is in Northern Sweden visiting LKAB, and not officially visiting BEM. Keeping a bit of distance now is a good tactic to adopt, in my opinion, particularly useful if we have to resort to embarking on a potential legal route, should the Government continue to not show our case any priority, which appears to be what is still occurring.
Appears to be. Lol.
MW, thanks for clarifying. I appreciate that, and I feel others here will too. Had you included such info in your original post it would have been much more helpful. CertainIy there would have been no need for my question then.