0600 [0530] [0510] [0500][0440] Hrs GMT London Tuesday 09 November 2010 Editor © Muhammad Haque. Two items in the ‘news’ in the past 12 hours highlight once again just how economical the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign has been in the defence of the community against the agenda of Big Business and the hold Big business has over the public purse. The ‘rights’ of Baby P scandal Haringey Council social services [ex] manager Sharon Shoesmith will continue to be open to debate no matter how many times she goes to court to assert those. Compared to her still undecided rights and her equally controversial claims to those in context, the rights of the people in the East End of London as against the very serious Big Business agenda evident in the Crossrail scam of economic, environmental and social dislocation and damage are very clear and are not in need of determination by a court via a multi Million Pound series of actions. Why? Because there is the constitutional option available to the community to act in a way that does not cost the public anything yet produces results that would exceed a thousand times the costs of any legal action. That option is in the domain of democratic campaigning. And we have been doing this for the past seven years. The other of course is the news item that Tower Hamlets Council is to seek judicial review of the 2012 Games hosting bureaucracy LOCOG that has dropped Tower Hamlets from the ‘marathon route’ during the Games. We can point out here as well that Tower Hamlets Council should show that they have used the available constitutional option of democracy and or the democratic option to get LOCOG to change their routing decision before seeking a judicial review. There are two things wrong with seeking a judicial review. Firstly that in the UK a Judicial review is not an automatic route to getting ‘just result’. In fact the overwhelming majority of judicial review applications are denied by the court system, which is seriously defensive of the status quo. The second is the question of costs. Has the Council considered the democratic and the considerably less costly option? If it has, what democratic action has it taken over the LOCOG decision before deciding to go to court? How much is the application for judicial review going to cost? Is this affecting the Council’s delivery of vital services? If not how not? [Earlier texts] Counting the cost of court challenges mounted so far by Sharon Shoesmith! The costs, as released in a Parliamentary statement by a CONDEM minister, confirm once again the importance of alternative action to get ‘results’. Actions that the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign has taken during the past seven years in defending the East End of London against the Big Biz agenda Crossrail attacks would have cost several £Million if we had mounted our campaign via courts. Or rather if we had opted to use the ‘services ‘ of commercial lawyers. We did the same work and got across to the UK Govt. the same arguments that any commercial lawyers in theory might have done but we did so by using our own democratic, constitutional resources. Our work did not cost a single penny of the public in any court fees or fees paid to any lawyers. [To be continued] 0905 [0835] [0825] [0820] Hrs GMT London Tuesday 07 September 2010. Editor © Muhammad Haque. KHOODEELAAR! diagnosed years ago Gordon Brown’s ‘tenure’ [and more importantly his capacity, his ability, his ‘niche’…] as the UK Minister of Finance in the Bliared cabinet. In fact we began our diagnostic dispatches in February 2004 when we told Brown of the perils of capitulating to Big Business Military Industrial Complex agenda as in CONTEXT typified in the Crossrail scam at the expense of the UK economy…. We detected in 2004 in Brown’s behaviour a deep canal of dithering. It was based on our detection and diagnostic findings of the early and mid years of this decade that we relied on and as events have shown, been vindicated for. Everything we said [and we did so in public - and unlike Rupert Murdoch with his ill advised venture to put people off by charging for online access , we did not demand a charge for our contribution to the realm of truth telling] has been proven by OTHERS to have been utterly accurate and so we assert here that Tony Bliar is again faking it and is seeking to capitalise on a lie when he claims whatever he does about Brown’s lack of skills in the field of the latter’s ‘ministry’. We told the truth about Gordon Brown YEARS and YEARS before even Brown knew what [if anything] he would [or indeed could] do to get Blair out of that ‘seat’. On the evidence of our getting the entire Bliar cabinet of lies right in our contextual, continual, constitutional diagnosis, we say today [Tuesday 07 September 2010] that whoever is still labouring [in the ordinary sense of the root] under the misconception that Big Biz Military Industrial Complex will ‘rescue’ the UK ‘Economy’, and that that delusional rescue will occur via the UK public being held fiscally hostage for Crossrail for decades and that to scrap the MIC scam CrossRail would amount to utter, dire definite disaster for the so-called ‘London’ economy, IS wrong, wrong, wrong. We remind all these ill-informed individuals and ‘corporate’ cash grabbers of the disastrous consequences of their previous fakery, spin and hype and lies for Big infrastructure projects that came unstuck in big and costly ways…and we tell them to quit their fakery and their lying and to accept that if they sink the UK GDP even deeper than it already has been sunk then there will be no basis for them to expect the golden eggs of their looting by false pretence on the grand scale. We mean quite literally grand as in B Obama’s latest banal and Brown-sounding utterances over the apst 24 hours. As we have also said, exclusively and originally, that they are behaving and sounding more and more like the Muslim ruler! Shock horror indeed! Would the ‘vah-loos’ that G Brown so ignorantly and untruthfully bragged about and boasted of have suggested in a thousand years that he would fit the description of an ignorant imitator of one of the most reviled Muslim rulers! There indeed was a GIANT role model whom Gordon Brown aped and now B Obama is showing a starkly infantile propensity of aping. That Muslim ruler lived a few centuries ago. However, his giant schemes are mostly remembered for the abusive word that got added into the vocabulary of the Subcontinent. It is a word that wrongly is sued these days to mean anything irrational. So we say to Boris Johnson – who is not a stranger fantasies and make believe – to give his touting for Big Biz Crossrail a rest. Why? Because even the City of London friendly ECONOMIST has let on that Boris’s Transport for London are admitting that significant cuts are going to occur. Given that even the Guardian Grin is also admitting to having discovered the crassness of Crossrail, and publishing the admission in the week of the latest RMT strike against job cuts by CONDEM-aiding Boris Johnson, Boris Johnson cannot blame D Cameron if he, Boris is the one that is seen to come unstuck on his touting. So clear are the writings on the wall for Boris that when he made a sneaky dash into the Brick Lane area last Friday, he was mobbed by ‘mainstream’ media stringers and couriers asking him about the Crassness on the London transport network under his [Boris] watch! How ironic! That Boris should be hijacked by the transport crassness and that too in the vicinity of the Hanbury Street, Princelet Street, two of the targets for the Crossrail hole which would definitely have been dug had it not been for the correct work of Khoodeelaar! So we say to Boris again: Scrap Crossrail and run with what you have got! If you fail to heed this, you may indeed be run out! And then you will most certainly deserve to be! [To be continued] [ ]1455 [1438] [1015] [1005] [0925] Hrs GMT London Monday 16 August 2010. Editor © Muhammad Haque. The UK CONDEM Collusion for poverty creation in England and Wales is exposed once again this morning in the shape of the CONDEM-backing Guardian lamenting the fact that Nick Clegg their ‘nominee’ [pre 6 May 2010 UK "General Election"] continues to fail to take over the reins of power! The Guardian is positively sick of the dim state of affairs. The Guardian undermined the electoral chances of many small groups by ‘endorsing’ the Clegg-led Lib Dems party. Now the ‘organ’ is unable to substantiate its ill-advised ‘endorsement’. Yet the Guardian continues to fail to apologise for the wrong role it had played. As it continues to fail to tell the truth about Big Biz agenda scam Crossrail. Had the Guardian been run as a teller of the truth about UK politics at ‘home and abroad’ then it would have never been serving as a tout for Big Biz forces. Then the Guardian would have heeded the advice WE HAVE issued for almost 7 years now. The Guardian should have heeded it and told the truth about the UK economy [To be continued] http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/aug/16/nick-clegg-hopes-running-country-dashed “ Nick Clegg’s hopes of running the country dashed by prime minister Despite David Cameron being on holiday, the deputy prime minister has not been left holding the reins of power * Robert Booth and Allegra Stratton * The Guardian, Monday 16 August 2010 Coalition first 100 days Downing Street insists David Cameron is still in charge, but ‘Nick will be around and picking up some events’. It is the most power a liberal politician has had since the 1920s, although Nick Clegg’s hopes of becoming only the second liberal politician in almost a century to run the country have been rather set back by David Cameron’s insistence that he will remain in charge from his Cornish holiday bolthole. As deputy prime minister, the Liberal Democrat leader might have expected to follow his predecessors, John Prescott and Harriet Harman, in taking the reins of power today, albeit for just a fortnight in the dog days of August. But his senior coalition partner is not quite ready to let him follow in the footsteps of David Lloyd George just yet. From this morning Clegg might be the most senior working politician in the country but there will be no moving into No 10 and he will stay in his suite of offices at 70 Whitehall instead. “The PM remains in charge but while he’s on holiday Nick will be around and picking up some events,” a Downing Street spokesman said. Nevertheless, the next fortnight represents the most power a Liberal has had in Britain since Lloyd George stood down in 1922. Clegg will kick off with a “virtual” town hall event at the headquarters of the instant messaging company MSN and address rallies in Sheffield, Newcastle and Bristol as he tries to regain support which has slumped since his party decided to share power with the Conservatives. He is likely to announce the appointment, already leaked, of Alan Milburn, the Labour politician, to be a “social mobility tsar”. It is a far cry from Lloyd George’s agenda which involved winning the first world war, establishing a new international order at the Paris peace conference of 1919 and founding the welfare state. Clegg’s brief record of taking the reins from Cameron is far from faultless, as far as Downing Street is concerned. When Cameron was in the US on prime ministerial business last month, he used prime minister’s questions to call for Jack Straw to account for “the illegal invasion of Iraq” causing Downing Street to issue a statement that “the coalition government has not expressed a view on the legality or otherwise of the Iraq conflict”. No poll pact with Tories, says Hughes Speculation had been mounting that the Lib Dems’ fortunes in the opinion polls would necessitate some kind of electoral pact with their Tory coalition partners to ensure that they are not wiped out in the next election. Today the Lib Dem deputy leader Simon Hughes ruled this out. He said: “Our party is committed constitutionally to standing in every seat. There will be no deals, there will be no pacts.” He said the coalition agreement had a life expectancy lasting the five years of the parliament, and after that battle would resume. Opinion polls show support for Lib Dems has dropped to 12%, down from 23% at the election. But Hughes hopes the Lib Dems can come through the next five years as a stronger party. “This is a five-year contract to do business with the Tory party because the electorate gave no party a majority,” he said. “We should have no preference at the next election between the Tories and Labour and other parties. We are going to stand on our own.” Nonetheless, Lib Dem anxiety about the polls is real. So real that the possible appointment of former leader Sir Menzies Campbell to the post of high commissioner to Australia is thought to have been held up, for fear of what could happen if a byelection is triggered in what is now a Lib Dem seat. • This article was amended on 16 August 2010. The original referred to Menzies Campbell in connection with the post of governor general in Australia. This has been corrected. Allegra Stratton * Print thisPrintable version * Send to a friend * Share * Clip * Contact us * larger | smaller Politics * Nick Clegg · * David Cameron · * Liberal-Conservative coalition · * Liberal Democrats · * Conservatives UK news More news * More on this story * Nick Clegg in an online Q&A on 16 August 2010. Hesitant display from cautious Clegg as he begins two weeks ‘holding the fort’ Michael White: The Lib Dem leader has not had the practice or the exposure that David Cameron has experienced – and it showed in today’s Q&A with MSN * Nick Clegg’s first day – minute-by-minute * Clegg confirms promise to end mixed-sex hospital wards * Clegg calls response to Pakistan floods ‘lamentable’ * Clegg to announce Milburn appointment as social mobility tsar * Alan Milburn joins Demos as it changes direction ”

December 4, 2008

0905 [0835] [0825] [0820]  Hrs GMT London Tuesday 07 September 2010. Editor © Muhammad Haque. KHOODEELAAR! diagnosed years ago Gordon Brown’s ‘tenure’ [and more importantly his capacity, his ability, his ‘niche’…] as the UK Minister of Finance in the Bliared cabinet. In fact we began our diagnostic dispatches in February 2004 when we told Brown of the perils of capitulating to Big Business Military Industrial  Complex agenda  as in CONTEXT typified in the Crossrail scam at the expense of the UK economy…. We detected in 2004 in Brown’s behaviour a deep canal of dithering. It was based on our detection and diagnostic findings of the early and mid years of this decade that we relied on and as events have shown, been vindicated for. Everything we said [and we did so in public - and unlike Rupert Murdoch with his ill advised venture to put people off by charging for online access , we did not demand a charge for our contribution to the realm of truth telling] has been proven by OTHERS to have been utterly accurate and so we assert here that Tony Bliar is again faking it and is seeking to capitalise on a lie when he claims whatever he does about Brown’s lack of skills in the field of the latter’s ‘ministry’. We told the truth about Gordon Brown YEARS and YEARS before even Brown knew what [if anything] he would [or indeed could]  do to get Blair out of that ‘seat’. On the evidence of our getting the entire Bliar cabinet of lies right in our contextual, continual, constitutional diagnosis, we say today [Tuesday 07 September 2010]  that whoever is still labouring [in the ordinary sense of the root] under the misconception that Big Biz Military Industrial Complex will ‘rescue’ the UK ‘Economy’, and that that delusional rescue will occur via the UK public being held fiscally hostage for Crossrail for decades and that to scrap the MIC scam CrossRail would amount to utter, dire definite disaster for the so-called ‘London’ economy, IS wrong, wrong, wrong. We remind all these ill-informed individuals and ‘corporate’ cash grabbers of the disastrous consequences of their previous fakery, spin and hype and lies for Big infrastructure projects that came unstuck in big and costly ways…and we tell them to quit their fakery and their lying and to accept that if they sink the UK GDP even deeper than it already has been sunk then there will be no basis for them to expect the golden eggs of their looting by false pretence on the grand scale. We mean quite literally grand as in B Obama’s latest banal and Brown-sounding utterances over the apst 24 hours. As we have also said, exclusively and originally, that they are behaving and sounding more and more like the Muslim ruler! Shock horror indeed! Would the ‘vah-loos’ that G Brown so ignorantly and untruthfully bragged about and boasted of have suggested in a thousand years that he would fit the description of an ignorant imitator of one of the most reviled Muslim rulers!  There indeed was a GIANT role model whom Gordon Brown  aped and now B Obama is showing a starkly infantile propensity of aping. That Muslim ruler lived a few centuries ago. However, his giant schemes are mostly remembered for the abusive word that got added into the vocabulary of the Subcontinent. It is a word that wrongly is sued these days to mean anything irrational. So we say to Boris Johnson – who is not a stranger fantasies and make believe – to give his touting for Big Biz Crossrail a rest. Why? Because even the City of London friendly ECONOMIST has let on that Boris’s Transport for London are admitting that significant cuts are going to occur. Given that even the Guardian Grin is also admitting to having discovered the crassness of Crossrail, and publishing the admission in the week of the latest RMT strike against job cuts by CONDEM-aiding Boris Johnson, Boris Johnson cannot blame D Cameron if he, Boris is the one that is seen to come unstuck on his touting. So clear are the writings on the wall for Boris that when he made a sneaky dash into the Brick Lane area last Friday, he was mobbed by ‘mainstream’ media stringers and couriers asking him about the Crassness on the London transport network under his [Boris] watch! How ironic! That Boris should be hijacked by the transport crassness and that too in the vicinity of the Hanbury Street, Princelet Street, two of the targets for the Crossrail hole which would definitely have been dug had it not been for the correct work of Khoodeelaar! So we say to Boris again: Scrap Crossrail and run with what you have got! If you fail to heed this, you may indeed be run out! And then you will most certainly deserve to be! [To be continued]

1515 Hrs GMT. LONDON Friday 26 march 2010. Editor © Muhammad Haqaue. Khoodeelaar! Told you so! That the office of ‘mayor’ at the expense of the people of LONDON was an abusive office. That it had been contrived by Tony Bliar who had no respect for democracy. That the post of “mayor at the expense of the people of LONDON” has been persistently mis-used and abused. Most spectacularly in their [successive post-holders’] peddling and in their touting for the MIC big biz agenda scam Crossrail. Now comes confirmation of yet another instance, albeit only confined to a single location in LONDON [in this news item] of Boris Johnson abusing the position and abusing the locally elected councils.  This illustrates the dangers of giving too much powers to a single holder of political office. The case for scrapping the office of LONDON mayor is made again. [To be continued]

http://www.regen.net/news/ByDiscipline/Physical-Regeneration/login/993030/

David Hickey, Regen.net, 26 March 2010

London mayor Boris Johnson has approved plans for a large mixed-use scheme on the site of the former Southall Gas Works in west London, overturning the decision of two local authorities to throw out the proposals.

Johnson approved the Southall town centre plans, which are intended to build up to 3,750 new homes, of which 30 per cent will be affordable, at a public hearing at City Hall last night.

In January, Johnson chose to call in the scheme following a decision at the end of last year by Ealing and Hillingdon councils, whose boundaries the development will cross, to refuse the application by site owner National Grid on the grounds of increased traffic congestion and threats to local ecology.

But as a condition for giving the scheme the green light, Johnson has said that only 2,500 units can be built before South Road bridge, which is near the development site, is widened by the developer to ease congestion.

He said: “West London is an important driver for the capital’s entire economy and within a decade it will become one of the best-connected regions in the UK with the arrival of (London’s east-west network) Crossrail. Failure to give the Southall application the go-ahead and develop this key Brownfield site could be detrimental to the future economic prosperity of the area.”

A legal agreement attached to the application will see the developer contribute more than £22 million towards the transport infrastructure improvements, education and health facilities and improvements to the public realm, the Greater London Authority said.

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1440 [1435] Hrs GMT.

London Friday

26 March 2010.

Editor © Muhammad Haqaue.

KHOODEELAAR! Noting UK CRASS role player cabinet minister at the expense of Transport, Andrew Adonis, has exposed his banal grasp of his ‘Cabinet Ministerial’ role by expressing an utterance of ‘welcome’ to the London High Court ruling that his [Adonis] Department for Transport’ has acted in a crass, shoddy way in its Big Business-set zeal to rush off to build a Third Runway at Heathrow…How could Adonis be even treated as being in control of his faculties after this toe-curling display? How can anything he states after this be treated as being ordinary, decent and honest? [To be continued]

1305  Hrs GMT London Friday 19 March 2010. Editor © Muhammad Haque. Khoodeelaar! had said for years that Boris Johnson’s ‘judgement’ was flawed on Crossrail. That Crossrail, was itself flawed. That The London Assembly was itself, flawed in failing to quiz the occupant [oops! INCUMBENT]  ‘ as mayor’ in the name of London… not a word along those lines had come from Len Duvall. Now, all of a sudden, Duvall says Boris Johnson’s ‘judgement’ is flawed. How come? Both Boris J and Len Duvall back big business Crassrail……. We update our diagnoses of BOTH, below   …Khoodeelaar! had told Boris Johnson so! And the CORRUPTING London Assembly members of ‘all Party political  pretensions’ so! That Boris Johnson was in serious danger of being ‘careeristically coupled’ in a crass  way with his co-courier of the initials BJ  [as in Boris johns= BJ =Bertha Joseph= BJ ]=BJ  BJ =a trap of the. Double Nammy!!] Had told Boris to liberate himself from that particular crass careeristic coupling. Coupling= mayor+ mayor’s nominee… we had done so on the evidence that Boris Johnson had  already displayed prima facie  lack of judgement on far too many other occasions, issues and topics and matters. And that on bertha Joseph he was being openly brazen in his refusal to listen to the critics who were raising serious ethical, democratic and constitutional objections against his appointment of the careeristically  compelled party-political turncoat  to the London  fire authority. Now that the pressure has proven untenable and bertha j has resigned, the ‘opposition’ parties, in the form of Len Duvall  are now uttering words to the effect that Boris’s backing for bertha josephs until now has highlighted Boris j’s …[wait for it] … lack of judgment!  Just as Khoodeelaar! had said weeks earlier… how are  it that the likes of  Len Duvall  are saying so now? And why limit the ‘sub-diagnosis’ to Boris Johnson’s ‘lost’ deputies and nominees? Why is it that the same Boris has perfectly impeccable judgement when it comes to his touting role as a tout for big business agenda Crossrail scam?  Is it in any way linked with the fact that Duvall, a reliable tout of Big Business scams himself,   is in no position whatever to opine let alone give judgement on the concept of ‘integrity’ and ‘judgment’ of anyone else in ‘London  local government’?  Mr Duvall , ‘OBE ’ is  deft at career enhancement and self-promotion… he should have the decency to  realise that most people in London  generally and those in the ‘deprived’ east and south east of London, are not impressed by most holders of posts on local councils or on the London  Assembly…. To most people in London, local councillors and London Assembly post-holders and time-servers are failing the communities in whose names they seek and grab the posts they are in. [To be continued]

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Stepping down: Bertha Joseph was suspended by Brent council after she spent donations on gowns for mayoral balls

Boris Johnson loses fifth ally as Bertha Joseph quits over sleaze

Pippa Crerar, City Hall Editor

19.03.10

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A fire chief who spent £900 of donations on two ballgowns has become the fifth senior Tory appointed by Boris Johnson to quit her post.

Bertha Joseph, who bought the clothes while she was Mayor of Brent, stood down as deputy chairman of the London Fire Authority last night.

Ms Joseph had been appointed despite Brent suspending her for six months for bringing the council into disrepute. Mr Johnson had rejected demands to sack her and gave her two weeks to make her case. But it became clear her position was not tenable.

Opposition parties welcomed the decision but said the delay raised questions about Mr Johnson’s judgement.

They attacked the timing of her departure, after a fire authority meeting at which she helped vote through job cuts. Several members stormed out after chairman Brian Coleman banned them from asking about Ms Joseph’s position, and threw out a TV crew.

Labour’s Len Duvall said: “You have to question the integrity and judgment of this Mayor standing by someone who has been disgraced and banned from public office.”

Brent suspended Ms Joseph after an inquiry found she encouraged two firms to sponsor the dresses she wore to mayoral charity balls. She claims she is the victim of a political vendetta.

Mr Johnson’s spokesman said a “compelling case” had been made against Ms Joseph and he had accepted her resignation. After a series of rows and scandals he had already lost political advisor James McGrath; deputy mayors Ray Lewis and Ian Clement; and Olympics advisor David Ross.

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London

Thursday 18 March 2010.

Editor © Muhammad Haque.

0508 [0500] [0435] Hrs GMT London Thursday 18 March 2010. Editor © Muhammad Haque. KHOODEELAAR! No to “Big Business agenda scam Crossrail…” CAMPAIGN has told them so for years. And years. And years. That the EXISTING transport infrastructure in London was the real priority to be addressed with any money that was available for transport. And that Crossrail was not a priority and so the money allocated to it should be used instead to meet the urgent needs of the existing infrastructure. If this is done then jobs will not only be cut but new ones created. But in the transport management in the name of London, there is no coherence. No competence. And no history of honesty, transparency. The result is that they are prepared to waste £Billions on Crossrail but are openly blatantly gloating of their stupidity involved in ‘saving’ £16Million on the tube where they are making hundreds of jobs redundant! Nothing could prove our diagnosis of the stupidity of Ken Livingstone’s regime more clearly. Livingstone failed to tell the truth. Livingstone neglected to tell the truth and chose instead to play the role of a tout for the Big Business forces that are at work to rob the public under ‘big infrastructure project’ slogans and labels. His true legacy is the mess that is evident in the deepening mess and wastes and losses in the London transport ‘system’ [!] today. Boris is doing exactly as Ken had done. Where does it say this? In the Guardian. The Guardian’s resident grinning peddler for Ken Livingstone has ‘certified’ [!!!!!!]  Only last week that Boris is doing as Ken Livingstone would have done!   “Ask Ken” said the grinning peddler for Ken Livingstone’s remaining career ambitions operating via the London Guardian. [To be continued]

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London mayor Boris Johnson a ‘hypocrite’ over Tube cuts

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The London mayor has been branded a “hypocrite” by unions and attacked for “broken promises” over plans to axe Tube ticket office jobs.

Transport union TSSA said Boris Johnson was “elected on the promise to keep all stations open and fully staffed”.

Tube bosses announced plans to axe up to 800 jobs last week, under measures to make savings of £16m a year.

Mr Johnson, who heads Transport for London (TfL), said his record on delivering promises was “outstanding”.

The TSSA said Mr Johnson plans to cut more than 2,000 hours from booking station opening times across the capital.

‘Broken promises’

The union, which branded the mayor “hypocrite of the year”, published a list of all 278 stations which it said would close earlier in the evenings and at the weekends under cuts planned by Mr Johnson.

TSSA leader Gerry Doherty said Mr Johnson “signed our petition in 2007 when Ken [Livingstone] was planning cuts at 40 stations and he was elected on the promise to keep all stations open and fully staffed”.

“Now here he is in 2010 planning cuts six times those planned by Ken Livingstone [former London mayor]“.

At Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall in central London, Labour Assembly member Navin Shah said: “Boris Johnson misled Londoners when he told the assembly that no ticket offices will close under his programme of ticket office cuts.”

Green Party Labour Assembly member Jenny Jones said: “Going back on his promise about staffing Tube stations properly isn’t only about whether or not we can believe anything the mayor says in the future, but also about his making life less safe and more difficult for thousands of Londoners.”

Last week, Tube officials said the post closures would include 100 managers, 450 ticket office posts and up to 200 other jobs.

However a TfL spokesman ruled out compulsory redundancies and said posts would be closed through not filling existing vacancies, voluntary redundancies and redeploying staff.

Mr Johnson said: “Our general record on delivering manifesto promises is outstanding and a tribute to the hard work of everyone who is working flat out to make life better for London.”

Mayor of London transport advisor Kulveer Ranger said: “Every station with a ticket office will continue to have one.

“All stations will be staffed at all times when trains are running, and stations will feel safer by moving some staff out of the office and amongst the public.”

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1540 [0820] Hrs GMT London Saturday 06 March 2010. Editor © Muhammad Haque.  KHOODEELAAR! TOLD YOU SO! That ALL touts of Big Business bring bad news in their wake. In fact they cause bad news in their places. And communities suffer. People pay for the abuses of powers that may be available to touts who peddle the agenda of Big Business Military Industrial Complex. Ken Livingstone, who made ‘friends’ with Gerald Ronson and his likes from the culture `and the environment of London’s OTT-hyped ‘Square Mile’ the still misleadingly called   ‘the City of London’, did that too. Livingstone, whilst in office of ‘mayor’ in the name of the people of London, took money from Ronson a few years ago. Then he claimed to have forgotten all about that money. Until, years later, the Murdoch-owned Sunday Times INSIGHT team found evidence of the money transfer! Livingstone very reluctantly admitted that cash receipt. And then went on to put the blame on someone else [who in turn and conveniently was NOT named by Ken Livingstone or by his coterie of publicists at the time] in his re-election campaign. That shows that even Livingstone knew that he should never have sought the cash from the likes of Gerald Ronson. That was also historically and in the context of the published archives of media reports about him in the UK, a rare example of Ken Livingstone being caught out.  For in his opportunistic and often egotistic, undemocratic and questionable  ‘career’ posing as a progressive, Ken Livingstone has been the subject of accurately perceived criticisms over a wide range of abuses of his powers in the name of the ‘democratic electorate of London’ but he has escaped the actual accountability of being caught red-handed with say cash in his hand. Except on this one occasion. Cash was involved. And the cash could not have come from a more unacceptable cultural, not to speak dubious political source. Other touts of Big Business don’t behave differently. But they never volunteer information far less confessions to the abuses they do commit and perpetrate. They have to be investigated. They have to be found out and caught out. They have to be exposed. That is the only way that little people can avoid being misrepresented, violated by the touts in place occupying the positions of power in the name of the little people. Crossrail has been touted for by all placemen and place women. They defer to Big Business. The touts defer to the agenda of Big Business. They utter like parrots the scripts written and handed to them by other touts and agents of Biog Business. In London in the past ten years, there has been no other caser other than the smaller scaled 2012 Games Hosting one than the Crossrail scam. No reason is ever given for the secret society like promotion of it. And even when the peddlers and the touts are exposed, criticised for their lack of competence and relevance over other decisions they make, they are treated as SAGES when they repeat the mantra written for them by the secret forces behind the agenda for Big Business Crossrail.   Just how this is being perpetrated is witnessed in Tower Hamlets. It is clear that after their initial failures – when the Reichmann adventure [arriving in Tower Hamlets via North American de tours] failed to produce the necessary legitimising focus for the Right to congregate on the former Isle of Dogs, they have been allowed by Blair to do so and they are now taking over the huge chunk of the East End of London under one guise or another. Not least by imposing one high tower after another…And Crossrail, is a tool that is being used to derive the assault on the economy and on then environment of the East End of London. Progressive Ken Livingstone’s Reactionary legacy! Indeed!!!    [To be continued]

TEXTS below taken from the web site of the ESTATES GAZETTE:

“Boris Johnson sees towers of money for Crossrail   By Nadia Elghamry on September 9, 2009 11:43 AM    | No Comments | No TrackBacks   Boris Johnson clearly had something to celebrate on Twitter yesterday.

Under his MayorofLondon moniker he wrote:  Crossrail is an unstoppable force. Thanks a billion to the European Investment Bank! #TfL #London

http://bit.ly/17zAIL

So we’ve been wondering in the office if this means he will step back from using his planning powers to force Tower Hamlets to reconsider its decision to reject Commercial Estates Group’s 63-storey Columbus Tower in Canary Wharf, E14. Johnson called in the decision last week because it “would deliver a significant contribution to Crossrail”. EGi subscribers can read last week’s story here. Well, it certainly one way to decide tomorrow’s skyline.

Image is by Dr. Progoganda used from Flickr under the Creative Commons license. Categories: Development, Infrastructure, London, Regeneration, Transport, planning Tags: boris johnson, canary wharf, columbus tower, commercial estates group, crossrail, london mayor, mayor of london, planning, tower hamlets, twitter No TrackBacks  TrackBack URL: http://www.estatesgazette.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/63780 Leave a comment  What a user pic? Get a Gravatar! Sign in to comment, or comment anonymously. Name  Email Address  URL   Remember personal info? Comments (You may use HTML tags for style)   Subscribe to comments by e-mail?

0820 Hrs GMT London Saturday 06 March 2010. Editor © Muhammad Haque.  KHOODEELAAR! TOLD YOU SO! That ALL touts of Big Business bring bad news in their wake. In fact they cause bad news in their places. And communities suffer. People pay for the abuses of powers that may be available to touts who peddle the agenda of Big Business Military Industrial Complex. Ken Livingstone, who made ‘friends’ with Gerald Ronson and his likes from the culture `and the environment of London’s OTT-hyped ‘Square Mile’ the still misleadingly called   ‘the City of London’, did that too. Livingstone, whilst in office of ‘mayor’ in the name of the people of London, took money from Ronson a few years ago. Then he claimed to have forgotten all about that money. Until, years later, the Murdoch-owned Sunday Times INSIGHT team found evidence of the money transfer! Livingstone very reluctantly admitted that cash receipt. And then went on to put the blame on someone else [who in turn and conveniently was NOT named by Ken Livingstone or by his coterie of publicists at the time] in his re-election campaign. That shows that even Livingstone knew that he should never have sought the cash from the likes of Gerald Ronson. That was also historically and in the context of the published archives of media reports about him in the UK, a rare example of Ken Livingstone being caught out.  For in his opportunistic and often egotistic, undemocratic and questionable  ‘career’ posing as a progressive, Ken Livingstone has been the subject of accurately perceived criticisms over a wide range of abuses of his powers in the name of the ‘democratic electorate of London’ but he has escaped the actual accountability of being caught red-handed with say cash in his hand. Except on this one occasion. Cash was involved. And the cash could not have come from a more unacceptable cultural, not to speak dubious political source. Other touts of Big Business don’t behave differently. But they never volunteer information far less confessions to the abuses they do commit and perpetrate. They have to be investigated. They have to be found out and caught out. They have to be exposed. That is the only way that little people can avoid being misrepresented, violated by the touts in place occupying the positions of power in the name of the little people. Crossrail has been touted for by all placemen and place women. They defer to Big Business. The touts defer to the agenda of Big Business. They utter like parrots the scripts written and handed to them by other touts and agents of Biog Business. In London in the past ten years, there has been no other caser other than the smaller scaled 2012 Games Hosting one than the Crossrail scam. No reason is ever given for the secret society like promotion of it. And even when the peddlers and the touts are exposed, criticised for their lack of competence and relevance over other decisions they make, they are treated as SAGES when they repeat the mantra written for them by the secret forces behind the agenda for Big Business Crossrail.

Just how this is being perpetrated is witnessed in Tower Hamlets. It is clear that after their initial failures – when the Reichmann adventure [arriving in Tower Hamlets via North American de tours] failed to produce the necessary legitimising focus for the Right to congregate on the former Isle of Dogs, they have been allowed by Blair to do so and they are now taking over the huge chunk of the East End of London under one guise or another. Not least by imposing one high tower after another…And Crossrail, is a tool that is being sued to derive the assault on the economy and on then environment of the East End of London. Progressive Ken Livingstone’s Reactionary legacy! Indeed!!!

[To be continued]

TEXTS below taken from the web site of the ESTATES GAZETTE:

“Boris Johnson sees towers of money for Crossrail

By Nadia Elghamry on September 9, 2009 11:43 AM

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Boris Johnson clearly had something to celebrate on Twitter yesterday.

Under his MayorofLondon moniker he wrote:

Crossrail is an unstoppable force. Thanks a billion to the European Investment Bank! #TfL #London http://bit.ly/17zAIL

So we’ve been wondering in the office if this means he will step back from using his planning powers to force Tower Hamlets to reconsider its decision to reject Commercial Estates Group’s 63-storey Columbus Tower in Canary Wharf, E14.

Johnson called in the decision last week because it “would deliver a significant contribution to Crossrail”. EGi subscribers can read last week’s story here. Well, it certainly one way to decide tomorrow’s skyline.

Image is by Dr. Progoganda used from Flickr under the Creative Commons license.

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By Nadia Elghamry on September 9, 2009 11:43 AMNo CommentsNo TrackBacks
Thumbnail image for 2709595374_d35c53dbfe_b.jpgBoris Johnson clearly had something to celebrate on Twitter yesterday.

Under his MayorofLondon moniker he wrote:

Crossrail is an unstoppable force. Thanks a billion to the European Investment Bank! #TfL #London http://bit.ly/17zAIL

So we’ve been wondering in the office if this means he will step back from using his planning powers to force Tower Hamlets to reconsider its decision to reject Commercial Estates Group‘s 63-storey Columbus Tower in Canary Wharf, E14.

Johnson called in the decision last week because it “would deliver a significant contribution to Crossrail”. EGi subscribers can read last week’s story here. Well, it certainly one way to decide tomorrow’s skyline.

Image is by Dr. Progoganda used from Flickr under the Creative Commons license.

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1950 [1940] Hrs GMT  London Friday  05 March 2010 Editor © Muhammad Haque.  Khoodeelaar! Evidentially contextually commenting on the itv LONDON tonight report on Boris Johnson’s traceable utterances of confusion, contradiction and callousness about an altogether new airport in LONDON. The fact that even itv LONDON programme could decide to report on Boris Johnson showing his collected contradictions proved once again that Boris Johnson’s judgement was not there at all.. Which is a serious worry. The package included the bit, which they replayed for effect in which Boris Johnson was clearly confused. He said  ‘estuary’ when he meant ‘airport’.  Was it the result of nerves? Was it something even more serious? Yet the ready-made placeman on ‘LONDON affairs’, Tony Travers of the LONDON trading stall at the LONDON school of economics, had no doubts whatever. Filmed as literally standing on a LONDON  pavement, Tony Travers gave his ‘words of wisdom’ on the confused state of Boris Johnson’s mind..  To  Tony Travers, Boris was the man with the powers. And effectively there was nothing out of order in his contradictions, confusion and callousness as shown. It was Boris with the mandate from the electros of LONDON, uttered Tony Travers. . So that was all right then!!. Traverse contrasted the ‘more important’ [or did he mean the only important politician in then shown equation] Boris Johnson  as compared to UK con party leader David Cameron who paled into insignificance as an MP from a single, out of LONDON, constituency!  Perhaps traverse had read the report of the day [Friday 05 march 2010]  that had suggested that David Cameron’s personal rating in the polls done in marginal seats had dropped in the past few days. So Travers was on ‘safe’ territory. Until he was ‘consulted’ by LONDON  ‘mainstream media newsrooms’ to opine of the great matters of the perceptions of personalities. Travers has a track record of idiocy peddled as ‘expertise’. It goes back o his participation in fraudulent bidding for academic respectability at the expense of inner city east end of LONDON.  The fact that Travers is dug out of his lousy hole so frequently by both ITV and the BBC [and in the last years  of Ken Livingstone at the onion in LONDON  SE1 by the LONDON EVENING nostandards’ STANDARD] shows the poverty of thought on the parts of those who occupy  the spaces and the slots of ‘news’ and ‘comment’ in the name of the people of London.  Tony Travers had paraded the lies for crossrail in interminable numbers of ‘appearances’ on both broadcast and print ‘media’ in London for years. Then suddenly, without any sign of any care for rigour or evidence, he changed tack and started to echo what we had been saying all along. He did that when he discovered  that the genuine students of the UK economy were joining the school created by the campaigning daily diagnostics of Khoodeelaar!  No to “MIC Big Business agenda scam Crossrail” campaign over the previously five years [THAT is 2004 to 2008. It was in 2008 that Tony Travers showed public signs of changing his 'expertise' on Crossrail]. That was in 2008. Travers’ travesties have continued with his utterly idiotic lines uttered tonight on ITV London Tonight peddling Boris Johnson. It is only a matter of time before he ‘untraceably’ [!!!!]  Assumes the opposite and ‘opines’ to echo what is bound to become the ‘norm’ in the not too distant future: that Boris Johns has been acting at odds with the requirements of office.  The demands of office, the responsibilities of office which he held in the name of the people of London and which warranted that he behaved with manifest care and attention and competence. Watch this space.

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2310 GMT London Saturday 09 January 2010. Editor © Muhammad Haque. Khoodeelaar! No to lying to the local people by the local Tower Hamlets Council. Scrap the lying. Scrap the lies. Scrap opportunistic ‘democracy’. Scrap that DUMBocracy. Reinstate local people’s say on the local Council. Tell us where the local people are getting locally created jobs. Show us why the MAJORITY of ‘school-leavers’ are going nowhere! Tell us where the ‘Crossrail benefits’ are in the borough! Tell us why the people of Whitechapel, Bethnal Green ‘south’ Stepney should put up with new attacks on their environment as caused by CRASSrail hole and tunnel and dirt and dirty diggers, polluters, noise-causers… tell us what is ‘achievement’ in pushing Tower Hamlets young people into lives of despondency, confusion, despair. Show why when there is no excuse over snow and cold, the schools in Tower Hamlets fail. Tell us what legacy has Christine Gilbert left in the borough that is acceptable when it is a legacy of lies and lying and deception… Scrap the lies. Scrap ‘East End Lies’……!!!!!!!!!  [To be continued ]

  • 1815 Hrs GMT London Sunday 03 January 2010: Editor © Muhammad Haque. KHOODEELAAR! TOLD YOU SO!  Earlier this morning. And early this  morning. We did so to put on the record our view that there was no difference between the two ‘main’ Parties in Britain when it came to economic policy. We have done this on the evidence of the latest utterances and exhibitions by the two Parties’ designated mouthpieces. In the case of the UK Con Party it was David Cameron. In the case of the Gordon Brown-fronted Blaired Party [that had been known as the ‘Labour Party’] it was Ben Badshow [Oops, Ben BRADSHAW] who did the spouting and the uttering. And what utter untruthfulness they both uttered! These time-servers, Cameron and Bradshaw are not mechanical robots. They possess faculties of rational thinking. At least that is what it says on the label. MPs! But they both parrot. Who? They parrot their true bosses, Big Business . There is thus no prospect of democratic accountability to the UK public emerging in the ‘New Year’ for Government decisions. Or for decisions that are made in the name of Government. Or for decisions that are made by the head of the Government as the spinmeisters decide he should do to keep up with the frenzied, the frenetic addiction to ‘politics and Government by latching forever onto catchy headlines’. So we find G Brown is flaunted by his ill-informed and ignorant propagandists today [Sunday 3 January 2010] as at once resembling a hard hat-wearing soldier [who has come out fighting, as the supplicatory, OTT-‘loyal’ Mirror group website has him this afternoon] while elsewhere on the propaganda sphere Gordon Brown is reported, again in the past 100 minutes or so, as having declared another plan involving spending worth £Billions. One full hundred billion Pounds  worth of expenditure!…There is no evidence on that showing that G Brown is on this planet Earth any more. Let alone that he is on the soil in Britain. Had he been in either place, he would have found that the UK GDP is a function of a maximum  capacity which is far smaller than these huge, gigantic sums would want and need it to be. Add up all the known active ‘economic’ variables for a given productive period and what do you find? You cannot even find productivity that matches a fraction of One hundred Billion Pounds worth of debt and liabilities…. In this trend of irrationality, imprudence reigns supreme and accordingly, wasteful, debts-amassing Crossrail will roll! All the way into the deep, deep hole of debt ands despondency…[To be continued

CONTEXTUALLY re-citing just short of 10 years on: The KHOODEELAAR! diagnostic piece by © Muhammad Haque 0320 GMT London Friday 24 September 2004. Written and published a month before the first street demo held in the Greatorex Street (Whitechapel Road to the south, Hanbury Street and Brick Lane to the north and west) London E1 on Friday 22 October 2004 against the Tower Hamlets Council’s colluding role in inviting the Crossrail hole attacks Big Biz agenda assault on the Community in the East End of London

July 23, 2014

http://eastbreeze.blogspot.co.uk/2005/10/khoodeelaar-campiagn-archi_112948829424716054.html

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2005
Khoodeelaar! Campaign Archives [January 2004 to 12 October 2005]

KHOODEELAAR ! (58) PLUS
KHOODEELAAR !  (57)
CBRUK campaign against the CROSSRAIL Plan for attacking the community in the Brick Lane, London E1  area

 

By © Muhammad Haque 

0320  Hrs GMT

London Friday 24 September  2004  

 

The Plausible liars in the

‘ethnicised’ colony in and around the

Brick Lane area

London E1

 

How to spot the colonialist liars

and  the real muggers, deniers

sucking the lifeblood out

of the community in the

Brick Lane E1 area

in furtherance of the

agenda of the City of London

and all that the City

wants and craves

…..

By their ‘soliciting’

for the City !

By their ‘solicitors’

from the City !

By their be-suiting

of surrogates

in the ‘styles’ of the City

By their ‘buffeting’

celebrations of the latest loots

‘grants and project bids’

in the comforts

of the City

 

By their grooming

of the ‘ethnic’ dummies

in the shadow of the City

By their grooming

of the ‘ethnic’ crummies

for the purposes

of the City

By their washing the

lot of the brains

of the surrogates ‘ethnics’

whom they ‘accommodate’

defying all ethics!

 

By their grooming of the

ethnic vulnerable

ill-schooled empty-heads

By their contemptible brothelling

in rushing the victims

to obscene beds

 

By their distortion of the names of the

local ordinary folk

By their wanton mocking of the

peoples’ cause as another  joke

while the muggers, the liars  themselves comply

with every City demand against the community

at whose expense the muggers reply

to the satisfaction of the City

in volumes of lying scams

to expose which will require an eternity !

 

The liars deniers muggers who rob

the local community

rob the people not just of wealth

resource and facility

but they rob the local community

of life tomorrow in the near future

depriving the people of basic certainty

 

The liars muggers thieves who

scheme and scam every day

have found that their professional

‘suit-wearing’  tie-flaunting

ethnic surrogate minders

will mind after them every day

 

The  ‘suit-wearing’  ‘tie-flaunting’

ethnic surrogates will be by their side

whenever the City-linked liars

City-linked muggers City-linked thieves

run out of what to say

in the latest round of

State-controlled

bids-scramble

let loose for the season and

taking place in the City Side !

 

By their violence of intent

to rob the local people

By their violence of plots

to fool the local people

By their violence of contempt

against the rights

of the local people

By their violence of prejudice

hatred against the

defenders of the local people

By the violence of their

daily excuses barring the

local people

 

By the plausibility of their lies

dressed up daily as anguished sighs

in their pretence

to be ‘with’ the local people

while all the while

undermining every

element of every part

of the protection of the local people

…..”

KHOODEELAAR !  (56)
CBRUK campaign against the CROSSRAIL Plan for attacking the community in the Brick Lane, London E1  area

 

By © Muhammad Haque 

2144 Hrs GMT

London Thursday 23 September  2004 

 

“The be-suited, tie-topped symbols of surrogation to the colonialist oppressive setting  and agenda which was on display at the   ’meeting’ on Tuesday 27 July 2004, reminded also of the ‘hope’ that every professional, careerist racist violator would cherish and nurture in their chest.

 

That of seeming to be ‘concerned. That of seeming to care. When in fact taking part in preventing the community from fending off the attacks, planned and imminent.

 

The ‘stage’ set up to facilitate the presentation delivery of a colonialist  symbol of ‘acceptable face of expertise was a stage that would  serve the purpose of preventing the ‘trouble-makes’, the ‘native agitators’ who might, just might, spring to action and articulate opposition to the scheme.

 

That would not be permissible, not in a dozen years , not when the funded surrogates and ethnic token users, ‘manger’s, little ‘bosses’ had set their ‘sights’ on allowing a platform to the ‘duly elected representatives and parliamentary personalities’ !

 

Thus it was that the whole charade was achieved by keeping the majority of the local community out of the ‘meeting’ place. What turned up as ‘local residents and tenants’ were left in the same state of knowledge about the Crossrail planned threat against the local community when they left the ‘Brady Centre’ as when they had got in there.

 

The only satisfied faces were the faces of the ‘controllers’ behind the event.  Who were they ?

 

 

[To be continued]

 
KHOODEELAAR !  (55)
By © Muhammad Haque  

2120 Hrs GMT London Wednesday 22 Sept. 2004 

CROSSRAIL Plan for attacking the community in the Brick Lane, London E1 area was  INVITED to be brought to the area !  This was done by the attackers using the mental slavery on the parts of the particular sets of  operatives who are given cash ‘grants’ and other ‘facilities by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council… 

How Tower Hamlets Council is openly FUNDING ‘community-based’ operatives who are engaged in routinely creating deprivation of the very community where each group of these operatives is based…
  
These operatives are to be found at stages of the ‘personnel’ involved in the mini-colonialism of the Brick lane London E1 area.
 
These operatives operate mostly in brad day light.
 
These operatives, many of them, even wear ‘suits’ !
 
These ‘suits’ and attached attire are paid for with cash that these operatives are handed IN THE NAME  and AT THE EXPENSE of the local community in and around the Brick Lane, London E1 area.
 
Who are ‘the local community’ ?
 
All the people who are not paid participants in the obstruction, the denial and the deprivation of the local community in and around the Brick Lane London E1 area.
 
The  anti-social operatives are paid by  the state  through the ‘local’ Tower Hamlets Council on tasks that are ‘apparently legitimised’   by the anti-social assignments being put  on formal ‘official’ records by using formal, ‘legally-formatted’ documents and ‘contracts’ and validation instruments.
 
No-one in the local Brick Lane, London E1  area community  who is not a paid member of one of the several anti-social criminalising, deprivation-adding, degeneration-creating anti-social projects  has any access to the documents.
 
The ordinary community members have no ‘right’ either to demand to see what the terms of the various contracts, agreements in and on the ‘projects’ in the local community area  are on paper.
 
 
 
It follows that the community has no manifest enforced right to demand to see whether the  ‘projects’ are in fact delivering what they ‘might be said to be about’ on the actual papers and documents.
 
The lack of rights may no be quite the formal constitutional position if it is stated or interpreted by any paid professional apologist of the corrupt state.
 
Like an ‘expert’  who   ‘addressed !   ‘    the gathering of alleged tenants and alleged residents held at the Brady Centre (in Hanbury Street, off Brick Lane, London E1)   on Tuesday 27 July 2004 when the alleged gathering was allegedly got together to allegedly discuss the  response of the alleged tenants and alleged residents to the planned Crossrail attack……
 
The ‘expert’ was a man who could not hope for a more edifying, gratifying set-up and stage whence to assert the latent ambition and hopes of any flesh and blood imperialist and colonialist !
 
The ‘expert’ was  installed on stage to ‘address’ the gathering that had been so designed and anticipated and manipulated  as to be mainly if not wholly of ‘an ethnic background’, such that at least a significant part of that gathering would  be ‘additionally handicapped’ if they wee not ‘aided’ and ‘helped’ out of their own
linguistic, intellectual, cultural orientation, mooring and background !
 
 
And how to ‘aid’ and ‘help’ the alleged ‘ethnic’ tenants and residents ?
 
Why with  the aid of a collection of morally empty, intellectually non-existent , politically vacant ethnic surrogates and mental slaves to every conceivable imperialist ‘role-model’ and ‘natural-born-leader’……. of course….
 
[To be continued]

 
KHOODEELAAR !  (54)
By © Muhammad Haque

2154 Hrs GMT

London Tuesday 21 September 2004   

 
The Crossrail planned attack on the community in the Brick Lane E1 area is too flagrantly reminiscent of the apartheid policy in Apartheid South Africa… Crossrail planners’ links with some of the ‘local’ ‘experts’ and ‘spokespersons’ in ‘the Spitalfields’ area reek too much of a secret sleazy deal having been struck between ‘some’ of the ‘objectors’ and the perpetrators of the Crossrail planned attack on the community…

 

To understand how that apartheid  attack plan as typified by the Crossrail plan is being operated, it is necessary to get the factual understanding of how the local Tower Hamlets Council has been abused and misused against the rights and entitlements of the local population in the East End. Including the people of the Brick Lane, E1 area.

 

Even as the then ‘controlling’ Liberal Democrats (whatever actual words were used for their then formally registered Party political name)  were emptying their ‘ leadership councillors’ desks at the commercially owned and rented ‘ Tower Hamlets Town hall’  Mulberry Place following the defeat at the 1994 Council election, they knew one thing was still intact.

 

The ideology that had driven them to deny the people of the East End of an accessible ‘Town Hall’.

 

Two openly witnessed features of the previous ‘Town Hall’ situated off the Cambridge Heath Road in Bethnal  Green were intensely disliked  by the antidemocratic and pro-fascistic elements who made the key decisions for and in the then controlling Tower Hamlets  Lib Dems stood out as being contributory factors behind their mugging of the people of the East End borough.

 

The physical location of the Bethnal Green town Hall in a part of the Borough where ordinary people, including elderly and out of work ones, could travel without much obstruction.

 

The frequency with which local people were taking demos and marches to that Town hall in protest against any number of anti-social decisions being made by the then Lib Dems in power [May 1986 - May 1994]

 

Some of those key demonstrations had direct implications for the Bangladeshis in London and elsewhere in the UK.

 

Such as the demonstrations that took place in 1987 , against the then

Tower hamlets council’s racist policy on housing and homelessness.

 

The anger in the local population against that policy was so widespread that it was possible for a significant part of a whole day  for protesters to occupy the then Council chamber in a show of opposition.

 

Which occupation was peaceful. It was entirely  democratic. And it got the point across.

 

But the Lib Dems were not willing to support the local community. They REACTED.

 

By taking a series of steps that were intended by Eric Flounders, one of the most reactionary and anti-social ‘Lib Dem’ councillors holding key powers in that group,  and by his colleagues, to deny the local people the democratic say over what the local Tower hamlets Council did in the anti of local democracy.

 

One of the clearest steps was to deport the whole population away from Tower hamlets Town Hall.

 

Which is in effect what has happened.

 

And the deportation of the local community from its own Town hall has been maintained by the Blaired Councillors who took office following the May 1994 local council election.

 

It is ten full years and four months since the  Tower Hamlets Council has been in the control of a group of councillors that is not officially Lib Dems.

 

Yet the policy of denying the local population  the full and due access to the peoples’ local Town hall has continued.

 

So what is ‘different’ ?

 

There is no ideological difference between the two ‘parties’, the Lib Dems and the Blaired party.

 

What HAS BEEN INTRODUCED as a different face to the way the

anti-social, anti-people policies are implemented by and through the formal legal body of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets council is in significant parts made ‘community-based’.

 

By recruiting anti-social grouplet to be based at what in effect are now ‘neighbourhoods’’ obstruction centres.

 

These centres are in all intents and purposes owned by the   entity of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council.

 

If they are not strictly seen as being ‘owned’ as such then their control is exercised by the actual operation of the powers available to the LB TH Council.

 

The LBTH Council in effect  makes the formal legal decisions as to who is ‘approved’ as ‘fit’ to use or have access to these centres.

 

One of the ways that the LBTH Council does this is by  loyally following the policy of apartheid as had been tried and tested in South Africa.

 

[To be continued]

 
KHOODEELAAR !  (53)
 By © Muhammad Haque
2210 Hrs GMT London
Monday 20  September 2004 

Who gave Crossrail attacks planners the go-ahead to target Brick Lane area for the planned attacks and violations?

 

The answer lies in the vulnerability caused by deprivation in the main population in the Brick Lane area…

Who caused that vulnerability ?

How was that vulnerability ‘achieved’?  Who operated  and funded that vulnerability-creation ‘project’ ?

 

How Tower Hamlets Council is openly funding  the further corruption of the so-called public amenities controlled  via and at   the ‘community-based centres’ in SOME of the most populous parts of the East End borough of Tower Hamlets

 

The Brick Lane area is one of the most populous parts of the Tower Hamlets Borough.

 

This is so despite the relative size of the whole Borough population in comparison with some of the adjoining inner London Boroughs including Newham to the East, hackney to the North, the Boroughs of Camden and Islington  to the North West and the  Boroughs of  Southwark and Greenwich  to the South and across the other, the southern, side of the  river Thames.

 

One of the main reasons for CBRUK’s decision in January 2004 to mount the current information and political campaign in defence of the community in the Brick Lane, London E1 area is the fact that the name Brick Lane is more than just the East London Street of the same name.

 

Brick Lane is a community like no other in London. Like no other in Britain. Like no other anywhere else.

 

At one end of this contemporary cultural and social reality is the fact that Brick Lane accommodates and houses some of the most representative small enterprises that make up the human constitution  of what a hopefully multi-faceted, multidimensional pro-civilisation community can be. At the other  end is the evidence, alive daily and at all hours, of the pits of desperation, deprivation into which some of the participants in the making of that reality are pushed .

 

KHOODEELAAR !  the epic poem in defence of the Brick Lane E1 area

 

“Pushed by the forces of greed

Pushed by the forces of envy

Pushed by the forces of jealousy

Pushed by the forces of petty-mindedness

Pushed by the forces engaged as agents of the corrupt state in Britain

Pushed by the forces of evil that are unleashed among the most weak

Pushed by the forces of depravity abusing the generosity of the ‘poor’

Pushed by the formal couriers of Party-linked corruption and abuse

Pushed by the informal suppliers of the Party-linked, the odd recluse !

Pushed by the Council-funded crooks peddling the line ‘the Council is super’

Pushed by the combined collected mindless morons undergoing a stupor

as they are ‘groomed’ out of their own identity of faith

as they are ‘groomed’ out of themselves by an open stealth

as they are targeted by the capricious bringers of ‘charm’

disguised as ‘liberated’ ‘friends’ wantonly  bent to do harm……

KHOODEELAAR !  (52)
By © Muhammad Haque

2154 Hrs GMT

London Sunday 19 September 2004

 

Extracts from the introduction to KHOODEELAAR ! the epic poem in defence of the Brick Lane London E1 area against the Crossrail plan and against other, related attacks being mounted and carried out by the City of London Corporation and  their agencies and agents operating in various guises in the East End of London
 
Extracts: 2B
“The Crossrail plan to attack the community in the Brick Lane, E1 area is the product of prejudice, bigotry, ignorance, racism and sheer mental and practical corruption on the part of the makers of the decision..”
 
Extracts 2 C:
“What attitude in the minds of the attackers makes them think that they can carry on attacking, abusing, robbing, mugging and depriving the people of the East End..?”
 
Extracts: 4e
“Who are these agents and what are these agencies operating in the Brick Lane, London E1 area that are being used by the Corporation of London and their ideological stable-mates to maintain the attacks on the East End and the people in and of the East End in September 2004?
 
The agents operating in the Brick Lane area are also linked with the agencies formally based in the same area. These agencies are however operating under strict orders linked with the cash grants that they are given.
 
The cash grants are not given to them secret. Although parts of the cash grants may be provided secretly. But a great deal of the cash grants are given by open reference.
 
Such as the one boastfully  made public by Christine Gilbert  the occupier of the expressly-cushioned post of chief executive of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council.
 
The boast in Christine Gilbert’s statement lay in the fact that she claimed that Tower Hamlets Council was funding, in July 2003, at least 1800 community groups !
 
She made the statement in the context of the then ‘topical’ issue of a set of ‘community based groups’ funded by Tower Hamlets council and by other agencies of the UK central Government.  One of the main sites or locations of the operations of that grouplet, known as MATT, was at the ‘Montefiore Centre’. The ‘Montefiore Centre’ is no longer referred to as that in the ‘official’ propaganda statements issued either by Tower Hamlets Council or by any other state-linked outfit or their agents. The ‘Montefiore Centre’ is falsely  referred to as  the ‘Bethnal Green Technology Centre’.  That false name was assigned to the Centre a decade or so earlier, when the Tower Hamlets  Council was still being ‘controlled’ by the Liberal Democrats.
 
When the then ‘Labour’ party -  completely  Blaired since 1995 – took over ‘formal control’ of the Tower Hamlets Borough Council in May 1994, it was conceivable (as it was utterly desirable from the standpoint of the level; of needs in the community)  that they the ‘Labour’ councillors on Tower Hamlets Council  change the use and the access of the Montefiore Centre to one that was consistent with the needs of the local community.
 
They did nothing of the sort.
 
The result was that in the period between may 1994 to the summer of 2003, the
over-sold, over-designated ‘Bethnal Green Technology Centre’ became a
‘community-located’ arena for the perpetuation of the denial and deprivation against the local community…
 
[To be continued]

 
KHOODEELAAR !  (51)
By © Muhammad Haque 2044 Hrs GMT London

Saturday 18 September 2004   

 
The best way to defeat crass Crossrail plans against the people and communities in East London
 
Time to dispose of the anti-people GLA –    ‘Grotesque London-misleading Alibi’ !
 
Time to have gutsy campaigners in UK parliament  who will stand up to Blair  and cronies in regional parasite waste-houses and pass Bills defending the disenfranchised communities like those in the Brick Lane area
 
The  ‘London Money’ which is often cited as being the property of the people of London  must not be referred to only in bogus ‘debates’ at the expense of the people of cities in Scotland and in other parts of the UK.  The ‘other parts’ include the zones and the people of Manchester who have been deprived of  vital UK central Govt support by the Blair regime dishonouring its previous commitments given  to Manchester and to similar other regions and the people in those regions.. That sort of corrupting game, which is played by the Blair Bureaucracy to violate peoples of the various regions and inner city areas must be made unlawful by a speedily; enacted Bill protecting the peoples’ rights. But is there an MP in all of the ‘elected MPs’ currently siring in the UK House of Commons who has the guts, the intellect or the understanding of the UK ‘constitutional process’ to do any such really genuinely parliamentary democratic thing and act ? Fat chance of this happening in the foreseeable future. in the UK. This is true of the remainder of time that Blair has  as ‘the Prime Mover’  and this will be true of whoever gets to occupy No. Downing Street after Blair’s time their ends officially.
 
So how can the people in communities like those in the Brick Lane, London E1 area protect their vital interests and rights, as against the planned and actual daily attacks on them made by the existing ‘system’ of parliamentary ‘government’ centrally and by the parasite ‘system’ called ‘local government’ that is increasingly abused against the people as a whole in the given locality ?
 
What is the best avenue and the best way to protect the bread and butter rights and entitlements of people whose voice is denied at local ‘democratic forums’ like the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council and suppressed in the Ghastly London-less Alibi   (GLA) that has been set up to accommodate the hugely insatiable ego of a very confused, emotionally unstable and insecure and opportunistic careerist now so wrongly but uncritically identified with ‘London and Londoners’ ?
 
 
[To be continued]

 
KHOODEELAAR !  (50)
By © Muhammad Haque
London 1614 Hrs GMT Friday 17 September 2004

“Who is  wearing the suit in the East End on Friday 17 September 2004 ?”

An ode dedicated to the  success of the rip off merchants who rob the ‘poor’ in the East End of London under the various corrupting, sleazing, criminal schemes and scams funded brazenly under the manifestly criminal and robbing programme of ‘regeneration’….

How the crooks rip off the inner city ‘poor’ !  in Tony Blair’s  ‘opportunity’ Britain !

‘Do ‘they’ say they even ‘knew’ it has been a lockout here all year ?

“They rip off the inner city ‘poor’
on whom they slam shut the door
on whom they daily shut the door
on whom they firmly shut the door
on whom they blatantly shut the door
on whom they openly shut the door
on whom they wantonly shut the door
as the rip off merchants hold party
making sure they are hale and hearty
as they indulge in feast after feast
they ‘know’ they rule in the East
End of London although they hate its
people whom they push daily to pits
of ignominy, ridicule and obstruction
the rip off merchants plan construction
of  their ripping off future careers
no East Enders can place barriers
to the way the rip off merchants do ‘things’
they groom the brainless running rings
around the ‘gormless majority ’ in E1
the rip off merchants know the one
sure secret  East Enders don’t know
themselves! Be it Mile End or Bow
be it Brick Lane or Cannon St Road
be it Stepney or the VALLANCE Road
be it Poplar, Limehouse or Duckett Street
the rip off  merchants are all over very discreet
……”
(To be continued)

Extracts from
KHOODEELAAR !
The epic poem by MUHAMMAD HAQUE written and published
daily as part of the struggle in defence of the Brick
Lane area and the rest of the East End of London

KHOODEELAAR !  (49)
By © Muhammad Haque  

2250 Hrs GMT London

Thursday 16 September 2004

 

New fare rise for ‘public transport’ in London raises the question – so who has been lying about Crossrail bringing about ‘regeneration’ in London, then ? How can that be when existing bus and train can’t be operated without raising fares ?

 

The latest announcement of the rise in tube and bus fares in London to be implementation by the London Mayor, is another confirmation of the truth that  what the ‘London economy’ needs is NOT more railway lines but more efficient and accountable use of existing public transport infrastructure in London.

 

What is accountable ?

 

Like the buses being only driven by drivers who are sensitive to passengers and who actually respect the passengers.

 

With the recent introduction of the  robotised buses (following ken Livingstone’s anti-social  annihilation  of the people-friendly  and socially accessible  ROUTEMASTER buses) , ordinary bus-travelling London passengers have been encountering a new phenomenon that was never even noticed before in London. Being ignored by bus drivers who don’t seem to recognise either a visible signal for stopping the bus or even sometimes a compulsory bus stop sign.

 

Thousands of passengers suffer this Livingstone-Mayor-era ignominy every day in London . This is so if the passengers are mostly frail, vulnerable and otherwise de-recognised (if they are of Africa or Asian appearance) .

 

And this de-recognition seems to be part of the main outlook being taken by the ‘Mayoral regime’ by the Blaired Party ‘card-holder’  Ken Livingstone who no longer conceals his contempt for the inner cities people. Like the people who as individuals and families are engaged in daily struggle against corruption by the public bodies and their agencies and against the funded discrimination being practised by the ‘community centres’ which enjoy the approval and backing of the Blaired regime as it  ‘runs’ the ‘centres’  in the Brick Lane and the Whitechapel areas of Tower Hamlets.

 

As has been shown by Livingstone’ show of defiance towards anyone who has had  ‘the temerity to question him ‘  about the oppressive and anti-social Crossline shaft tunnel and  other  linked and lasting health  hazards being planned to be caused to the people in the Brick Lane London E1 area.

 

One pertinent question that Livingstone-praising ‘ethnic-entrepreneurs’  currently operating in and around the Brick Lane area will have to address is this:           whose idea was it to arrange for an ‘ethnic leaders propaganda  dinner date with Ken Livingstone’ just before Livingstone faced the 10 June 2004 election to the office of London Mayor again ?  And who gave the ‘hosts’ any authority that the community in the Brick Lane area wanted Livingstone to be given that platform and allowed that stunt as a ‘friend of the Brick Lane London E1 area and the community’ ?

 

 

 

[To be continued]

 
KHOODEELAAR !  (48)
By © Muhammad Haque

2158 Hrs GMT London

Wednesday 15  September 2004   

 
The crassness of intentions and objectives behind those who have been peddling the plan for a Crossrail line allegedly to link west London to east London, becomes exposed almost n a daily basis.
 
When I first described their intentions as crass I was mainly thinking of the abject disregard by them for the people in the Brick Lane and the rest of the E1 area who would suffer severe dislocations, disruptions if the planned Crossrail shaft tunnel through the Brick Lane area went ahead.
 
With an increasingly wider look that I have been taking at the history, the antecedents and the ‘progress’ (or lack of it) of the ‘whole’ London Crossrail (there appear to be other ‘’Crossrail’’ stunts being  staged  in other relatively large cities in the UK outside of London) project, I am finding  incontrovertible evidence to justify the project being consigned to  oblivion now,  before it issued  by the profit-seeking, money-grabbing

gangs of robbers of well-organised professional  public resource and public money in the UK. I am thinking of construction companies, building firms and companies  and s n.

 

My call for the scrapping of the whole Crossrail project is based on the analysis which has been vindicated by a series of recent and current UK ‘projects.’. The latest support to my analysis is contained in the evidence of the belated recognition  of the practice in Britain of systematic corruption of public life by the various companies and their allies.  As  published today (Wednesday 15 September 2004)  in Edinburgh,  the Fraser inquiry into the overrun in the costs of the building of the ‘Scottish Parliament’ in Holyrood in Edinburgh.

 

In the report, Fraser accuses almost every single category of peddler that in the pre-Holyrood building period , was claiming all manner of wonderful  things in support of the project for that building.

 

When the construction of the Holyrood Scottish parliament work was given the go-ahead, the cost was  quoted as being a tenth f what it went on to become !

 

How can that be right ?

How can that be ‘accountable’ ?

How can that be democratic?

 

Especially so when the most serious internal social crisis threatening the lives and welfare of so many people in Britain is worth £40 Billion… It is the looming pension crisis. And the ramifications over the rest of the UK society can only be fearfully anticipated …

 

There is therefore no justification for the demand by the Crossrail lobby that the UK central Government make  up the multi£Billion shortfall so that the disastrous Crossrail project can get the go-ahead !

 

The Crossrail  lobby,  —  whose ‘local agents’ in  and ON the  Tower Hamlets Council have spent several thousand hours (of publicly-paid for time in and ON  Tower Hamlets Council)  between them in taking part in the confection of lines of lies so that they would peddle the  Crossrail-linked lies to mislead the people of the East End of London  — never let on, until now, that even some of their own ‘major funding partners’ would balk at the size of the sums that those partners  themselves would be ‘expected’ to ‘chip’ in for the crassly conceived parts of the project to be made ‘viable’.

 

One such ‘dependable’ ‘reliable’ ‘solid’  ‘partner’ the Canary Wharf Group (CWG) , has again confirmed what I have already discussed  in this series of commentary that it, the  CWG would not  agree to the funding to be paid for by collecting the share of the profits that they expect would accrue from the construction  of the Crassrail project….

 

 

(To be continued)

KHOODEELAAR !  (47)
By © Muhammad Haque

2110 Hrs GMT

Tuesday 14 September 2004

 

The CBRUK Campaign against Crossrail planned attacks on the Brick Lane, London E1 area

 

‘Question time is a waste of time’

 

In the recklessly endangered era of political slime

infesting the inner cities with grubbiness and crime

the brigade of Blaired entrepreneurs run amuck

defying decency, denying rights, spreading shock

across the communities who daily lose out on respect

never knowing what comes next whether to expect

justice whether to abandon all hope about the future !

Life in the deprived inner cities now is total torture !

 

As if that were not unspeakable unbearable unutterable

enough, there is the secondary gang so insufferable

in their own posed faith in things British constitutional

they barefacedly invite the denied to the occasional

‘do’ the ‘event’ that they promise will deliver answer

to the pressing question of the day ‘only if you bother’

to ‘join us’ and turn up at the ‘appointed hall of fame’

where they further promise will be seen the big name

‘leader’ of our ‘metropolis this truly big greater London’

‘which big name leader will in fact answer any question

it is a truly public accessible open day and event

we are moved by the aura of ethicality ! The scent

of political transparency is all day wafting in the air

Come and join us and be in your fitting best attire’!

 

If these promoters of the big lie for famous  politico

had honesty in them they would admit that the ego

of the corrupt the corrupting and the corrupted one

is  bigger than that of all other known London ones

who are currently ‘official’ members of the  GLA

would blindly back the big corrupter in order to delay

any ordinary grouping of Londoners seeking answers

to any genuine questions. The effort will end in tears!

KHOODEELAAR !  (46)
By © Muhammad Haque

2142  Hrs GMT London

Monday 13 September 2004

 

Being published only  here  and for the first time the daily political poetry  about life in the UK in September 2004

Extracts from the epic poem

 

When bad people get hold of peoples’ wealth

they tend to lose all sense and take to stealth

as they rush around grabbing what they can !

When Tony Blair feigned to save us from ‘Ken’

Blair virtually used a slogan which Blair began

to mouth shortly after the go-ahead had been

given for there to be an ‘elected’ London Mayor

Blair brazenly bared his face saying ‘disaster’

at every stage managed opportunity to  block

the ‘official nomination of Ken for Mayor’ ! Lock

stock and barrel of the by then Blaired Party

was placed under red alert to back Blair’s cry

that ‘Ken’ as mayor would in effect make us cry

with grief, disappointment, frustration and waste!

Little did Blair tell us of the ominous awful  haste

which the people of  London would be hit by

when Blair did a bare-faced turn and sit by

as he let the same ‘Ken’ as mayor get ‘re-voted’

for ‘Ken’  to smash up the weak who had revolted

against the Tories all those years ago in 1997

and now at this hard hour there is no one even

to notice that the alliance of evil the entente of sin

that Blair and ‘Ken’ have forged is  more mean

than anything  the weak, the  vulnerable in London

had any reason to fear especially as based on

the utterances that Blair made as he faked

promises to rid the land  of sleaze; Blair talked

incessantly of topics and items the people knew

were in need of being tackled. Blair also knew

as he faked and as he bluffed and as he smirked

that he had already reached  the spot and parked

the vehicle in which he would stage his own exit

as soon as he, Blair, had staged the makeshift

display of being accessible and sleaze-free

Never in all that time was there visible any debris

of so much ill-ambitions, so much ill-will to people

as a whole and to London’s people whose sole

political desire was to be left alone to get on

with what life otherwise had in store! No one

ever suspected Blair would not only let ‘Ken’ in

but  he would let ‘Ken’ himself set in train

a scheme here and scam there to drain

the already deprived people of inner London

of what they had and push them to abandon

their hard earned homes, hard-built shops

and feel under pressure to forget the crops

of what for them was the yield  of their ‘land’ !

Nobody ever thought they would see this band

of anti-social thuggery being got together

by Blair and “Ken” seeking to put asunder

so much hard work so many hopes of the denied

persons, families, children ! The pair in sin defied

all ethics morality and sense of fairness

as they embarked on lying about how to harness

the oppressor greedy profit-seeking ‘ruler’ boss

City of London Corporation and its lobby to toss

away centuries of oppressive habits and give up

what they most of all craved: a place to carve up

and exploit and rob from the legitimate community!

How gross  of the duo to feign any affinity

with the inner city areas including Brick Lane

in and around which there does still remain

a most vibrant alive human community

that would perish without a life-keeping amenity

that is the essence of a true  human community…”

 

These extracts from ‘KHOODEELAAR ! The epic poem by MUHAMMAD HAQUE were written in London between 2040 and 2142 Hrs GMT

on Monday 13 September 2004

 
KHOODEELAAR !  (45)
By © Muhammad Haque

2014  Hrs GMT London  Sunday 12 September 2004  

 
The CBRUK campaign against the planned Crossrail hole attacks on the Brick Lane and E1 area

 

How crass can the so-called Transport For London be !

 

Even TESCO is crying (!) ‘unfair’ against the Crossrail  funding lunacy !

Amazing !

 

They don’t say a word abut the lunacy of uprooting people from their homes, their little shops and their community in the Brick Lane area !

 

The Tories’ ideological lobby the Social Market Foundation has confirmed that Transport for London asked the property companies, including the multinationals    “TESCO, Canary Wharf, FPD Savills and British Land” to raise funds by imposing a tax on “on the profits made on nearby property when railways are built – one method put forward by Transport for London to pay for projects like Crossrail. ”

 

The Social Market Foundation (SMF)  has now produced a discussion of the issue in a pamphlet they promoted on 9 September 2004. Says the  SMF that  “TESCO, Canary Wharf, FPD Savills and British Land” “argue that it is impossible to judge whether property price rises are due to a new railway line or the normal property cycle. Taxing them, therefore, is arbitrary and unfair.”

 

How odd that some of the UK’s most powerful money-grabbing outfits fits themselves  are complaining about unfairness about the proposal on raising funds for the Crossrail disaster yet none of the ‘local’ ‘expected’ ‘public representatives’ on Tower Hamlets Council has said a word in defence of the families and the people that stand to lose what small security of home, of family housing, of small shops and the community they now have in the affected parts of the Brick lane which will be destroyed if the Crossrail hole plan is allowed to go ahead !

 

Doesn’t it prove, one more  time, that Brick Lane area has been ‘selected’ for the planned destruction because those who mace the decision to crush the community’s environment, what ‘peace’ and ‘quiet’ there is, what environmental standard there still is, thought that the people in the Brick Lane area are not ‘important enough’ and that the allegedly unimportant people can be treated in the oppressive way so long as the looters of the expected profit from the crassly conceived Crossrail project could get away with  bagging the public funding from the UK Government for the whole unwise adventure !

 

It is now increasingly clear that the expectant ‘looters of the public cash and contracts and deals   off   the proposed Crossrail capitalistic bonanza for the big-companies’ are getting caught  up in the twists of their own antisocial greed and desires !

 

How can the people who could put the  now-exposed and rejected  proposal to TESCO et al, be trusted to care at all about the Brick Lane area and the welfare of the people in the Brick Lane area ?

 

After all, Transport for London is an out and out opportunistic outfit that cares only for the careers of those who confected that outfit!

And these careerists would never even notice that peoples lives were undermined by their planned ramming of the crass railway line through the Brick Lane area…

 

Against all the facts so far analysed of the crassness of the Crossrail lobby, the sheer banality of their staging an increasingly desperate ‘insulation’ charade around the Brick Lane area has become too monumental a blot on the social landscape in the East End for it to be allowed  to remain without  detailed comments.

 

I start those comments which are to appear here on Tuesday 14 September 2004

 

[To be continued]

KHOODEELAAR (44) PLUS
KHOODEELAAR !  (43)
By © Muhammad Haque

2030 Hrs GMT London  Friday 10 September 2004  

 
Crass talking Crossrail project lobby is rebuffed again by both the multinational corporations and by  UK Transport Secretary Alistair Darling. Crossrail plot to make a treble gain at the expense of the East End people they push and keep in poverty ! The core contradiction of capitalistic ‘economics’ rears its utterly ugly head again.

 

In the week which the mentally servile and ethically bankrupt political journalists on the ‘mainstream’ British media organisations spent in  sound-ly and visual-ly licking the various parts of the propaganda bodies of a variety of Tony Blair’s peddlers of poisonous gossip, confirmation came again that it is a very crass thing for any one to claim to ‘liberate’ the victims of their exploitation while at the same time seeking quite openly to mug them of all their pennies !

 

How can these so-called experts and  so-called technically competent and knowledgeable persons who are kept in their various posts to promote the lies that  the planned attack  on the community via Crossrail will in fact be ‘a good thing’  for the same community expect anyone with any modicum of ordinary understanding take them seriously ?

 

Let alone believe what they say ?

Far less have any respect for their careerist lynx and lies ?

 

It is clear that even TESCO, which appears to know more about the trick of making vast profit by luring  masses and masses of people in low income  to shop in their stores and  to buy stiff from TESCO’s other  outfits , finds the Crossrail ‘case’ over-stated  and over-sold and unconvincing.

 

Hence TESCO’s agreement with some other multinational profit-seeking outfits who have to Blair and Livingstone that the latter’s latest ploy to fill  the multi£Billion funding  gap for Crossrail is a non-starter !

 

Shows just how corrupt those crass- talking fiddlers of public funds have been when they have promised the East Enders the earth and boldly claimed  that

the poverty, the deprivation, the social exclusion, the discrimination, the homelessness, the educational underachievement, the barriers, the obstructions that daily affect the lives  of families and persons in and around areas like the Brick Lane area will evaporate and ‘nearest thing to heaven on earth’ will be ushered in the East End   for all the deprived and the disenfranchised and denied. How ? Just let the fiddlers dig in the East End and run this giant Crossrail project through here !

 

No case has been made in the mysterious meetings which the Tower hamlets Councillors ‘in the controlling’ Blaired Labour Group have been having for the best  part of the past two years with a variety of Crossrail-peddling of characters who have been busy lobbying for the Crossrail project.

 

I have yet to receive or SEE a single answer to some of the crucial economic and constitutional questions which I addressed to those councillors and also published  in the CBRUK campaign bulletin KHOODEELAAR in May 2004.

 

In   a addition to that, the Committee for Bangladeshis’ Rights in the UK (CBRUK) had also pressed Tower hamlets Council to tell the truth about what their role had been in allowing the anti-social plan by Crassrail to  be rammed through the East End.

 

KHOODEELAAR published several versions of a CBRUK statement, including the following one:-

 

CBRUK demands  end  to Tower Hamlets Council colluding in attacks on the local community by Crossrail

London Friday 9 April 2004:

The Committee for Bangladeshis’ Rights in the UK  (CBRUK) has told Christine Gilbert  the Chief Executive of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council that that Council must end all clandestine links with the Crossrail  and that in particular the Council mist tell the full facts to the local community  of the Council’s links with the Crossrail so far.

 

The demand to Christine Gilbert follows discovery of evidence by  CBRUK that  contrary to  some of the casually made statements in the local area by a number of persons claiming to represent Tower Hamlets Council, the Council has been involved in a series of secret discussions with Crossrail.

_________

 

In March 2004 CBRUK write to  Gordon Brown the Chancellor of the Exchequer in March 2004 and pointed out to him some central absurdities inherent in the Crossrail project and plan.

 

“Gordon Brown the Chancellor of the Exchequer must  reject Crossrail’s plan to dig the damaging  hole in the   Brick Lane area in the East End of London – CBRUK backs local demand. We write to put to you our own demand and the demand of the local people in the   Brick Lane area that you reject Crossrail’s plan to dig the lethal and antisocial hole in the   Brick Lane area. .. Our view is that there is no economic let alone social justification for allowing Crossrail to inflict the harm on this most deprived part of inner London.

 

Crossrail’s planned digging of the hole in the   Brick Lane area will severely disrupt  lives, destroy livelihoods and deprive the already multiply ply deprived local community in the East End of London even further. We ask   Gordon Brown the Chancellor of the Exchequer to say NO to the Crossrail plan for digging the hole in the Brick Lane area.

We point out  the fact that the contempt shown towards the people of the Brick Lane in the Crossrail plan is to be contrasted with the consideration Crossrail have shown to people or even empty lands in parts of London that Crossrail know to be either used by or owned by “prosperous’ people.

 

s making the people in the   Brick Lane area more deprived and more destabilised the way forward for the inner cities under    Gordon Brown the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s ‘Vision’ ? Families in low income, struggling to make ends meet with the very limited sources of income, are going to be made destitute under the planned Crossrail hole in the   Brick Lane area. Small businesses, most of which are only viable because of the space they have been able to use in the area, face being annihilated and dug out of  existence – literally. Is that the way to ‘encourage ‘ enterprise by people with limited income but with confident sense of enterprise, Gordon? When you have accepted the ‘expert’s report on the need for expansion in housing provisions, as part of the economic future of the country, how can that programme sit easily with your possibly allowing the making of families and  persons homeless and dislocated in the  EAST END of London ?

 

SAY NO TO   Crossrail’s plan to dig a big hole in the   Brick Lane area. If they ‘must’ dig a big hole then let them  dig it  where the vulnerable and the deprived don’t get affected…”

 

(To be continued)

 
KHOODEELAAR !  (42)
By © Muhammad Haque

2140 Hrs GMT London Thursday September 2004 

 
Blair hijacks ‘local’ Councils, holds them in  Ken Livingstone’s  Sit-ye Hall for a day until they  agree to do whatever  Blair and Livingstone crave !

 

What does Blair want from the ‘local’   ‘planning authority’ ?

Blair wants from Tower Hamlets Council total complicity !

Blair gets from Tower Hamlets Council utter loyalty !

Blair gets from Tower Hamlets Council no claim to dignity!

 

What did Blair want from those big City multinationals?

Whatever Blair wanted  was denied him by professionals !

The professionals who own and use and run TESCO

They control the banks and don’t do to Blair’s say -so !

 

So why did Tower Hamlets Council fall so readily in line?

that is how Blaired Councils behave, they never decline

the authority of the authoritarian now holding Party to ransom

Four ‘local’ Councils bowed to the odd pair Tony and Livingstone

 

As they bowed to the odd pair the ‘local’ Councils acted as colonies

of ‘old’ which have now been revived in the inner cities ! Felonies

against the people and democracy are blatantly on today’s agenda

which Blair is pushing ahead as the ‘local Councils’ surrender

to Blair’s every whim and every caprice and very craze every lust

making sure local people know never to place in Councils ANY trust !…”

 
Extracts from
KHOODEELAAR !
The epic poem in defence of the Brick Lane area and the rest of the East End against the Blaired attacks via Crossrail and assorted other degeneration projects and lies against the local people being peddled and pushed through and sold by Ken Livingstone …
 
These extracts were written at 2140 Hrs GMT within minutes of the public announcement from Sit-ye Hall that the four local Councils had bowed to the diktat of the Blairite regime now being imposed on the London peoples by Ken Livingstone
 
 
Origination and production by  CBRUK in associated with Sylhetworldtexts

 
KHOODEELAAR !  (41)
BY © Muhammad Haque

2252 Hrs GMT London Wednesday 8 September 2004

 
Blair and Livingstone Crass idea on Crossrail REJECTED by TESCO and some other big profiteers from the planned Crossrail project  lootery at the expense of the inner city people of London !!!!

  

The City of London Corporation’s pet ‘think-tank’ has let out the fact that TESCO, canary Wharf Group and  a number of similarly big multinational big plotters on looting the people by pushing the Crossrail rail through East End have said NO to one of  Tony Blair’s and Ken Livingstone’s  ‘half-baked’; fund-raising (to £Billions) ideas.  A hefty tax on property.

 

I examine  this latest end to another of Ken Livingstone’s idiots Blaired ‘visions’ (that pun is my instant creation !)  in my commentary here on Friday 10 September 2004.

 
KHOODEELAAR !  (40)
By © Muhammad Haque

 2148 Hrs GMT London

Wednesday 8 September 2004

 

The planned Crossrail attack on the homes, lives, livelihoods, shops, businesses  and the overall present health and future well-being  of the people and the community in the Brick Lane area is an attack that is only possible to be carried out if the local Tower Hamlets Borough  Council goes along with the planned attack.

 

All signs so far point to the local Tower Hamlets Borough  Council being more than willing in  going along with the planned Crossrail attack.

 

Not only that, the Tower Hamlets Borough  Council has to date (8 September 2004) paid a large number of its sitting councillors for ‘attending to council business’ which ‘business’ has included the matter of the Crossrail ‘route’.

 

To date, neither the Council as a whole nor its present chief employee, Christine Gilbert, has made any information available to the community about what it is that the Council has been ‘discussion’ with the  Crossrail lobby.

 

This is not unrelated to what is about to be confirmed in the  near future following the definitely  NOVEL (=new)  sort of electoral outcome of the  by-election scheduled to take place in a few hours on Thursday 9 September 2004  for the ‘Isle of Dogs’ Council ward of Millwall in the Tower Hamlets Borough  Council.

 

What is likely to be confirmed by ‘official’ bureaucratic elements and conduct’  following and around the 9 September 2004 Millwall by-election is the fact -  known to closely attentive observers over the past at least two decades  -  that the present Tower Hamlets Borough  Council has been reduced to even lesser political substance by the Blaired elements who have been put in control of the Tower Hamlets Council than have been the cases with a large number of other INNER CITY local borough Councils across the  UK.

 

Electoral laws do not permit any discussion of some core aspects of the evidence so close to ‘polling day’. I intend to deal with those  on Friday or Saturday of this week (10  and 11 September 2004).

 

In the meantime, the hustings that HAVE taken place in the past 3 weeks  in the actual Millwall Council ward, indicate one thing and this is that the members of the particular population who have been pushed into and kept in poverty there are UNLIKELY to feel confident about Tower  Hamlets   Borough Council still being controlled by  any  Blaired  or similarly ideologically mechanically oppressive and treacherous  grouping of councillors after the next scheduled local Council election (set to take place in May 2006).

 

The impoverished people also suffer from poor level of recognition by employees of the Tower Hamlets Council. 

 

And those employees include a large number of ‘officer’ ‘category’ post-holders !

 

That  word ‘officer’ is so corrupting and protective of corrupt  persons and activities that it must be replaced with a more accurate and less offensive  term.

 

The  East London Borough of  Tower Hamlets Council’s ‘officer’ employees are currently being paid at public expense – and at the expense of the more deprived part of the Borough’s population that also contains he larger parts of the Seelotee community in Tower Hamlets – to actually break up the structure of services and facilities that belonged to the people and to the Council in the past.

 

These ‘officer’-employees are in fact being used as the agents who make up gangs of ‘white-collar’ handy-persons serving the purposes and working to the de facto orders and agendas of organised,  capitalist thieves  and anti-social  robbers against the local communities in the East End.

 

These ‘Council’ ‘officers’ are engaged in handing over those resources that are most needed by the most needy and the most disadvantaged persons and families in Tower Hamlets.

 

It is that category which contains the largest number of Bangladeshis.

 

Just as it does in the Brick lane area where the Crossrail planned attack is being facilitated and lobbied for by the controlling Blare Group of Labour Councillors on tower Hamlets Council.

 

The single largest chunk of the property of the Council that is of the people of Tower Hamlets  had been the Council’s HOUSING Stock.

 

That stock is being robbed from the people.

 

And the robbery is taking place with the Tower Hamlets Council acting as the main aider and abetter and the facilitator.

 

Before the act. During the act and after the act.

 

So  what is planned by Crossrail against the Brick Lane area and  community  is neither ‘unique’ nor surprising,  given that the entirety of the current plasticised

political agenda  being mechanically ratified  by the Tower Hamlets Borough Council.

 

The key  instrument the Tower Hamlets Council is using is what sued to be called local control over ‘development’  planning.

 

At  robotic formal meetings and other bureaucratised procedural events held in the  largely un-public ‘public setting’ of the Mulberry Place in the really remote and inaccessible (for the utter majority of the people from ALL parts of what is still the Borough of Tower Hamlets)  location which could only have been designed and sited with the object of creating a physical barrier between that location and any ordinary member of the ordinary population in the inner city Borough.

 

When it comes to the theoretical and the hypothetical question of all ‘electors being equal under the law’     in so far as their entitlement is concerned to make a choice at polling day between candidates seeking their vote, the poorer the economic and the consequent social condition of an elector, the less likely are they to be really significantly electorally active.

 

This is true of the Millwall ward as it is of the Brick Lane area.

 

And therein lies a secret about a weapon of theft that the Blaired gangs have been using against the very people. 

 

The Blaired gangs have been peddling the antidemocratic, untrue and the plainly poisonous   lie that bringing Crossrail to be run and tunnelled over  the Brick Lane area and the relevant remainder of the   East End  of London would create ‘regeneration’.

 

What do they mean by that word ‘regeneration’ ?

 

It is a word that has no meaning.

 

Except a meaning  of and in DEGENERATION.

 

That is why I had devised the analytical substitute   DEGENERATION  all those years ago.

 

The conceptual contradictions in the word ‘regeneration’  were  forced into focus  at least in my observation by the misdeeds that were being brazenly  got up to  and foisted on the inner cities across the UK by the unlamented Margaret Hilda Roberts (Thatcher)

 

When Margaret Hilda made that creepy stride up those shaking stairs in what used to be the ‘Conservative Central Office’ (now more aptly referable to as the COMPLETELY COLLAPSING Organisation)  closely followed by her Dracula-Guard (Norman Tebbit) putting on his grotesquely smug face of hatred, she must have known that she was going to make a most injuriously hurtful statement to mock and ridicule the most suffocated of  the ms of her violations already heaped on thousands of poor people and deprived families across the inner cities.

 

She said that she was going to sort out those ‘inner cites’ !

 

And God did  she try !

 

She soon unleashed the poll tax on the people…..

 

Just as Margaret Hilda ‘sorted out’ those ‘inner cities’ so has her  ideological successor Tony Blair. And the horrors that Blair  has unleashed against communities like the one in the Brick  Lane area are not at all confined to just the threatened Crossrail  tunnel and environmental nightmare posed by the Crossrail plan.

 

As all the LATEST and published  indices of the UK Government’s own statistical units and surveys   confirm, the Brick Lane are has a community that  is, has been and is likely  in the foreseeable future to remain one of the most economically, socially deprived parts of the UK population

 

This is a serious and worrying situation for the  whole of the deprived peoples. And it applies to the Bangladeshis just as much as it does to the non-Bangladeshi recipients of the economic and social deprivation in the Brick Lane area and in the rest  of the Borough of Tower Hamlets.

 

How then is it that no less a reactionary and oppressive instrument  of British discrimination, disparity and bias and racism  than the Confederation of British Industries  (CBI)  had its big propaganda event staged  on Tuesday 7 September 2004   by abusing the Bangladeshi identity of the present Mulberry School in the E1 area ?

 

What was the CBI ‘celebrating’ in the E1 area and since when had the CBI become real ‘pals’ and ‘friends and ‘business partners’ and ‘Industry partners’ ’ of so many ‘families’ of so universally recognised and quoted poverty stricken children and girls ?

 

How  accurate a pre-view of what Crossrail is plotting against the Brick Lane area  was the CBI’s prancing on the back of the Mulberry School  on Tuesday 7 September 2004 ?

 

(To be continued)

KHOODEELAAR ! (39)
By © Muhammad Haque

1848  Hrs GMT London

Tuesday 7 September 2004

Time to stop the degenerating lies against the  people of the East End of London . Even  the conservative ‘Tribune’ backs those who question the hype about Crossrail and about the Olympic bid ‘2012’ !

When even  the  disturbingly un-radical  UK political title  Tribune (which is wrongly described in Britain as a left wing publication in British politics)  starts to express reservations about the over-blown over-hyped London Olympic bid 2012 and the routinely  propaganda-linked Crossrail project then it would wise indeed for the peddlers of the lies about regeneration in the East End to stop uttering any more lies.

 

Tribune has joined – belated, in my view – the small band of relatively better informed commentators of the ‘London political scene’ who are accurately warning the Blair administration against the irresponsible and false promotion of the twin wasters of public resources, the Olympic Bid 2012 and the Crossrail  (Cross London railway) project.

 

I shall go into some details  about those NEW  warnings  on this site to be published on  Thursday  9 September 2004.

 

It is worth saying in advance of   my particular longer review (due to appear here  on 9 September 2004) that whatever the one-time  Olympic medal winner Sebastian Coe has been scripted to utter about either the Olympic Bid or about the alleged ‘benefits to East London’ that would flow from a ‘successful London Bid to host the 2012 Olympic in this city’  can only have been put into his propaganda mouth by those who have not the knowledge of what the East End is  like economically.

 

Or socially and environmentally .

 

Or  what it has been like for decades.  

 

Or why the East End of London UK  has been  the way it has been socially, economically and environmentally  for so long despite periodic utterances of idiotic patronising lies by sets and successions of careerists over decades – or have no resource for the ordinary people who are engaged in daily struggle in the East End against the products, symbols and consequences of the agenda of lies and lying that control the accesses and the freedoms of the vast majority of the people of London’s East End.

 

(To be continued)

KHOODEELAAR (38) PLUS
KHOODEELAAR ! (37)
Campaign against the Crossrail plan of attacks on the Brick Lane, E1 area in London’s East End continues.

 

By © Muhammad Haque 

2120 Hrs GMT

London  Monday   06 September 2004

 

Ee-kaigoo zeiggai koi seelotee maat taar mookho aai-na?

ee-ggei oukhaan koibonee hei zoodee zaagah-pfai-naa?

Ee-kaigoo zeiggai koi seelotee maat taar mookho aai-na?

ee-ggei oukhaan koibonee hei zoodee zaagah-pfai-naa?

Ee-kaigoo zeiggai koi seelotee maat taar mookho aai-na?

ee-ggei oukhaan koibonee hei zoodee zaagah-pfai-naa?

Ee-kaigoo zeiggai koi seelotee maat taar mookho aai-na?

ee-ggei oukhaan koibonee hei zoodee zaagah-pfai-naa?

Ee-kaigoo zeiggai koi seelotee maat taar mookho aai-na?

ee-ggei oukhaan koibonee hei zoodee zaagah-pfai-naa?

Ee-kaigoo zeiggai koi seelotee maat taar mookho aai-na?

ee-ggei oukhaan koibonee hei zoodee zaagah-pfai-naa?

Ee-kaigoo zeiggai koi seelotee maat taar mookho aai-na?

ee-ggei oukhaan koibonee hei zoodee zaagah-pfai-naa?

Ee-kaigoo zeiggai koi seelotee maat taar mookho aai-na?

ee-ggei oukhaan koibonee hei zoodee zaagah-pfai-naa?

 

(To be continued)

 
These extracts from

KHOODEELAAR  The epic poem in  defence of the

people and the community of

the East End of London

By  © Muhammad Haque

Written on Monday 6 September 2004

 
KHOODEELAAR ! (36)
Community Say No to Crossrail planned attack on the Brick Lane, E1 area

 

By © Muhammad Haque 

2220  Hrs GMT London  Sunday 5 September 2004

 

Keeta Koi Kouncillor-ay

Keeta Koi empee-ay

Keeta Koi Korosrell-ay

Keeta Koi theekadaar-ay?

Keeta Koi dhookadaar-ay?

Keeta Koi salla dayra-ay?

Keeta Koi shartho-tookao-rai?

Keeta Koi dumookh-alai?

Keeta Koi teenmookh-alai?

KHOODEELAAR !(35)
 
Community Say No to Crossrail planned attack on the Brick Lane, E1 area

By © Muhammad Haque

2240 Hrs GMT London Thursday 2 September 2004

 

CBRUK  mass signature campaign against Crossrail plan starts

Among those who have already signed the  CBRUK petition against the Crossrail planned attack are active members of the East London Youth Organisation, small business owners in the Hanbury Street, members of the housing m education and anti-discrimination campaigns of the past two decades in the East London borough of Tower Hamlets.

 

 

The CBRUK mass signature campaign supporting  a formal petition to be submitted to the UK Parliament was launched in the Hanbury Street in the evening of Wednesday  1 September 2004.

 

 

The texts below are being currently supported in the signature campaign. Other materials are set o be distributed in the immediate area which is affected by the planned Crossrail attacks.

PETITION TO UK PARLIAMENT  Organised by © CBRUK London September 2004

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© Muhammad Haque / CBRUK    London 1 September 2004

We the undersigned residents, tenants in the Hanbury Street, Princelet Street and other members of the community and residents  of other streets in the Brick Lane area, London E1 and members of the linked community who use and rely on the amenities and facilities and services in and around the Brick lane area and members of the various voluntary, community, social, cultural and religious organisations in the Brick lane and adjoining area  are opposed to the planned tunnelling by Crossrail through this area and that we are totally concerned about the destructive effects the planned tunnelling and related work will cause to the safety of children, the health of children, vulnerable adults, multiply-deprived families and women  and the devastating effect on the homes, the families and on the  existing businesses, shops and  the environment and we support this petition and we support the demands represented in this petition and in the accompanying CBRUK campaign and representation to the  UK Parliament  asking that Parliament that  they take into full and truthful and manifest account all the implications and all the ramifications that the plans will have against social inclusion, social cohesion, social stability, and we draw the UK parliament’s attention to the conflict the proposed Crossrail work will create and represent with  UK’s  treaty and legislative  commitments to fairness, justice and quality for all the people as provided for and enshrined in the  European Convention for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR)  and in particular for  all the peoples in deprived and disenfranchised communities like the one that exists in the Brick Lane area  and we ask the UK Parliament to NOT agree any Crossrail attacks or operations that violate, affect or undermine or devastate the community in the Brick Lane and in the rest of  the E1 area in London

 

Name                    home/business address            Signature                           Date

________________________________________________________________

 

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The CBRUK Campaign  in defence of the Brick Lane area against the Crossrail planned attack is being taken to the streets in the rest of the E1 area  starting  this weekend (Saturday 4 September 2004 onwards)

(To be continued)

 
KHOODEELAAR !(34)
Why does JOHN  Biggs utter lies for deprivation?

 
By © Muhammad Haque

1140 Hrs GMT London Thursday 2 September 2004

 
‘East London’ ‘GLA’ man    JOHN  Biggs must stop talking lies  that make deprivation sound like an adorable pet !  or is Biggs talking crassly of deprivation as if Biggs NEEDS there to be a deprived condition so he can make periodic mileage out of the suffering of the people kept in and pushed into deprivation?

 

CBRUK defence of Brick Lane issues a final word of advice to glib-talking ‘  JOHN  Biggs’, GLA ‘member’ for the insulted constituency of East London -     Brick Lane  Why    JOHN  Biggs must learn to stop talking crass lies about deprivation in the East End

 

The Greater London Assembly is another wasteful, undemocratic, anti-social imposition on the people of London who neither asked for it nor have derived any measurable social benefit from its existence. The losses are massive. The GLA is in a building  that was not necessary.

 

The GLA edifice  was built at huge cost to the people of London and for the petty careerist strategic reasons that had more to do with the career plans of Tony Blair et al than to do with any real issues of overcoming the  long-standing  denial, hardship, deprivation that hundreds of thousands of London families, persons  suffer and endure every day.

 

Nowhere more so than in the East End of London.

 

This part of London where Brick Lane is, is formally ‘represented’ on the GLA by this very unrepresenting and UNREPRESENTATIVE  ‘member’ called JOHN Biggs.

 

In fact, the record of John Biggs so far speaks volumes to justify the observation that John Biggs was never politically capable of representing the East End of London on any publicly paid-for and publicly-maintained forum.

 

Neither when he was being paid as a councillor on Tower Hamlets Council nor in his current paid post as GLA member for Tower Hamlets area.

 

Biggs has NO RECORD OF EVER IN THE ENTIRETY OF HIS CAREER AS PUBLICLY PAID LOCAL COUNCIL (and GLA) ‘politician’ (!!!!) made a single intervention on behalf of the people on any issue that affects the people as opposed to  issues that have been of ‘relevance to and of interest to’ the plans and options and  objectives of identifiable and implied bureaucrats and collections of vested interests concerned.

 

He has sought to disguise those occasions when he has ‘played his part’ in voting or speaking on a topic  as being ‘beneficial to the local community’ whereas the truth of his ‘interest’,  his loyalty and his affiliation has been,  without exception,  linked with his career, his career plan and his need to remain in publicly  paid career no matter how wrong he has been and how unfit his political role has been in the context of the vast and widening gap of economic, social, gap and deprivation in the East End.

 

In fact, Biggs has been party to the propaganda campaigns in support of creating new types and methods of deprivation. His language gives the game away as to who Biggs has been serving.

 

Biggs has not been serving the ‘electors’ of any part of inner city Tower Hamlets. He has been supporting the interest of BIG Business.

What an irony there !

 

Biggs has used the  tell-tale word ‘challenge’ in relation to what the Big Business think of the people in the eats who are going to be made even more deprived than is the case already.

 

Biggs  as a paid member on the GLA  is now  playing a key role   in  the Big Business plan to bring  more  deprivation to the Brick Lane area by lobbying for Crossrail.

 

In one of the plastic and crassly-composed publicly shorts for the Crossrail  plan in violation of the people and the community in the Brick lane area, Biggs lends his name to the following (which I saw at 1030 Hrs GMT today Thursday 2 September 2004)

 

“Crossrail’s interchange with the East London Line will give easy transport access from our most deprived areas to the most dynamic business districts.”

 

1.   What DOES Biggs mean by ‘our most deprived areas’ ?

 

2.   Who has Biggs got with him involved in the maintenance and in the marking as their political property of these ‘our most deprived ‘ areas ?

 

3.   Why does Biggs not stay totally quiet instead of uttering such poisonous outrage against the affected people in the East  End that make whatever pretence he may think he is making about representing the needs, rights and entitlements of the people in the electoral constituency which he daily abuses, fails, misrepresents and mis-describes by being in  office as a GLA member about ?

 

4.   Will Biggs have  the moral courage to actually identify or name or describe adequately, truthfully and honestly   who these implied others WITH HIM  are (that make up the ‘our most deprived areas’ reference and  )  who  consider, as he has exhibited he considers  it to be a positive thing to have deprivation in the East End of London ?

 

5.   Are these    JOHN  Biggs-our deprived areas in existence because of the role played by    JOHN  Biggs  in keeping these areas deprived  ?

 

6.   What does Biggs know of what ‘deprived areas’ do to the people who have to live in the deprivation?

 

7.   Does Biggs care to find out ?

 

8.   If so, what has he done to find out what deprivation does to people who are ‘encouraged’ by the likes of him to ‘be happy to be in deprived conditions/’?

 

9.   When was the last time that Biggs thought about society and other than about the brazenly irresponsible career that he has been feathering for the past 20 years or so in ‘local politics’?

 

10.Why does Biggs think that it is okay to deny people in East London what home they have, what security they have, what future they have ?

 

(To be continued)

 
KHOODEELAAR !(33)
KHOODEELAAR [34]

 

By Muhammad Haque

2240 Hrs GMT London

Tuesday 31 August 2004

 

The Committee for Bangladeshis’ Rights in the UK (CBRUK) this week agreed the contents of the petition that is going to be submitted to the UK Parliament in advance of the hybrid parliamentary Bill which Transport Secretary Alistair darling stated in July would be presented to Parliament

 

The hybrid Bill must not be allowed to g through the UK Parliament without that formal legislative body being made fully and adequately ware of the destruction the Crossrail plan would cause to one of the most deprived communities in all of the UK.

 

The CBRUK petition is phrased in the context of all relevant events that have taken place in the months since I attended a semi-public meeting held at the ‘Montefiore Centre’ in the corner of Hanbury and Deal Streets in January 2004 when I  first put the argument in public  for the politicisation of the campaign against the Crossrail plan. I again reinforced the arguments for political opposition to the Crossrail plan when I spoke very briefly at the same building where another semi-public meeting took pace on 26 May 2004.

 

Texts of the CBRUK Petition to UK parliament against the Crossrail plan attacking the lives, livelihoods an safety, health  f the community in the Brick Lane area in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

 

We the undersigned residents, tenants in the Hanbury Street, Princelet Street and other members of the community and residents an residents of other streets in the Brick lane area, London E1, are opposed to the planned tunnelling by Crossrail through this area and that we are totally concerned about the destructive effects the planned tunnelling and related work will cause to the safety of children, the health of children, vulnerable adults,, multiply deprived families and women  and the devastating effect on the  existing businesses, shops and homes and the environment and we demand of  the UK Parliament  they take into full and truthful and manifest account all the implication and all the ramifications that the plans will have against social inclusion, social cohesion, social stability, and against all known declarations by the UK parliament of commitments to fairness, justice and quality for all the people and in keeping with the European Conventions for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR)  and in particular for  all the peoples in deprived and disenfranchised communities like the one that exists in the Brick Lane area …

 

(To be continued)

 
KHOODEELAAR !(32)
By © Muhammad Haque

2100 Hrs GMT London Sunday 29 August 2004

 
Eetayi zay amraar shaaraa  Beerik Lane eelakka naash koreelaar okta bondd kortam koree ebla aamraa peedeeshon laagai aar…hokhlay meeleea dostokhot dayukka apfanaara
 
STOP THE Planned Crossrail attack on the Brick lane, E1 area CBRUK starting mass signature campaign this week
 
Eetayi zay amraar shaaraa  Beerik Lane eelakka naash koreelaar okta bondd kortam koree ebla aamraa peedeeshon laagai-aar…
 
CBRUK is launching a campaign of collection mass signatures to a petition against the planned Crossrail attack on the Brick Lane E1 area. Copies of the petition will be available during  the week starting on Tuesday 31 August 2004.
 
 (The texts of the petition and other facts to be posted on this site on 1 September 2004

 
KHOODEELAAR (31)
By © Muhammad Haque

2230 Hrs GMT

London Saturday 28 August 2004

 

THE crassness of the Crassrail plan is again exposed by the dishonest plug given it by some on the UK ‘left’ whose only reason for ‘supporting’ the Crass-rail idea is these alleged UK ‘leftists’ alleged recollection of the alleged socialist role played by the former Greater London Council’s coup leader ken Livingstone.

 

Livingstone is  now a ferociously defiant member of Tony Blair’s brigade. So confident is Livingstone in his calculation (and Livingstone is nothing if he is not calculating) about being able to continue to con the potential electors  bothering to turn up at any foreseeable poll for the office of Mayor of  London  that  he is blasé about his backing of the planned attack via Crossrail on the people of the East End of London.

  

Livingstone has not apologised for his remark a year or so ago that he backs Crassrail because that was the way to combine the City of London and Canary Wharf.

 

In that blasé but revealing statement uttered by Livingstone, the so-called Red ken came across as a very sad case of a very confused man who neither was red nor was a socialist but was a crafty careerists who only knew a few slogans that he would  mouth whenever the occasion suited such utterance.

 

That he has committed a lethal violation of the rights of the  entire population of low income East End London and has clued with succession of City of London and Capitalist scams and schemes to uproot the poor people and to rob them of their land and homes, is most clearly seen in the blatant bulldozer of lies that he is now driving with the help of the BBC and of all ‘newspapers’. the ‘once communist’ (!!!!) ‘daily’ Morning Star

 

(To be continued)

 
KHOODEELAAR (30)
 
 
Meesa maatra councillor-ray  aamra koono pfermisson deesee naa !

 
By Muhammad Haque

2344  Hrs GMT

London Friday 27 August 2004

 
The lies for the Crossrail lobby  being perpetrated by at least one Tower Hamlets councillor must be accounted for and  to the people of Tower Hamlets

 

 Who in Tower Hamlets Council will own up to the confection of the lie about Crossrail plan ?

 

Who gave any Tower Hamlets Councillor the authority to use their position as Councillor as Tower Hamlets councillor to MAKE any representation  in support of the Crossrail lobby ?

 

Who in that Council was authorised by what constitutional body representing the preferences of the people in the Borough  to make what pro-active DEMAND FOR THE ALLOCATION OF UK CENTRAL GOVERNMENT FUNDS FOR THE Crossrail project?

 

Who gave ANY Current Tower Hamlets Councillor ANY even HINT that the people whose lives, livelihoods and stability, security  community health would be disrupted destroyed and destabilised and people who would be made destitute  if he panned Crossrail route went through the Brick Lane area would approval of ANY Tower Hamlets councillor pretending to represent those people and the community  when the councillor concerned made the false representation on record and took part in a totally corrupt bureaucratic display suggesting that the Crossrail project was at all anywhere on the agenda of the utter, the vast, the overwhelming  majority of the people in the ordinary population and among the electorate in the LB Tower Hamlets ?

 

 (To be continued)

KHOODEELAAR  [29] By © Muhammad Haque 2250 Hrs GMT London Tuesday 24 August 2004
Further confirmation of the justness of the  CBRUK campaign in defence of the Brick Lane area against the Crossrail plan of attack on the Brick Lane area community

 

Crass claim of  ‘regeneration’ by ‘Crossrail’ in the East End of London dealt another serious blow – by the facts of the Greek LOSSES to the tunes of £billions and the denunciation by ordinary Greek folk of the extravagant  waste in the pursuit of empty glory.

 

Do ordinary East Enders want to pay for a bunch of self-seekers having a good time in Brussels at the expense of poverty stricken families in the East End ?

 

The ‘surprise’ demonstration by an admittedly small number of individuals outside the so-called London City  hall on Tuesday 24 August 2004 denouncing the propaganda line for a London bid for the 2012 Olympic Games confirms once against that any one with any sense of economic common sense  abut  the macro economy is bound to balk at the hype attaching to that over-rated  2012 Olympic Games bid for London .

 

The fact that Tuesday’s ‘demo’ was treated more as a stunt by the Blair-promoting BBC does not meant at all that the opposition that is now beginning to be openly shown against the grotesque bid has more sense than is admitted by the self-seeking. ignorant and immature   2012 London bid  brigade being kept in ‘jobs’ at public expense.

 

The cost of hosting  the Olympic  Games  are excessive. Just like the Greeks are finding out to their cost, literally. And as a minor report shown on BBC TV outfit  (contrary to the Blaired diktat now  effectively ruling over the BBC news and editorial agenda generally )  on Tuesday 24 August 2004, confirmed, most ordinary Greek are not only unimpressed by the Greek Olympic lobby’s outlandish claims of achievement, they are positively hostile to any , even the most minor,  suggestion that the Greek hosting of the 2004 Games has brought any economic or other tangible or lasting or measurable  gains for the Greek people.

 

the lesson is most apt and it must be applied to the London brigade.

 

London’s communities such as the East End community, who are being lied to and lied about by the 2012 bid brigade, must stand up and speak up now. before it is to late.

 

That is the right way to undermine the corrupt argument being crassly promoted for the ramming of a Crossrail line  that includes the planned destruction of substantial parts of the Brick lane and the rest of the London  E1 area.

 

(To be continued)

 
 
Why I am writing  epic poem KHOODEELAAR (28) in defence of the Brick Lane area and against the Crossrail plan

by © Muhammad Haque

2040 Hrs GMT London Sunday 22 August 2004

 

I wrote this part of my epic poem  KHOODEELAAR  about the degeneration of London

on 31 January 2004.

 

This was literally within minutes after attending the first ‘community’ meeting in the Brick Lane area held against the proposed Crossrail violations of the area.

 

I wrote this part by combining the thoughts and feelings of the whole community as   felt by the narrator and  interrogator  whom  I  poetically imagined was either a very neglected Bangladeshi local person in the Brick Lane area in London’s East End Borough of Tower Hamlets.

 

 I imagined him to be heading a sizeable family of demanding members whose basic needs were already left unmet, whose physical image in the neighbourhood was already undermined by a plethora bread and butter problems, who was nowhere near treated with the dignity that he deserved, whose freedom of movement in his own neighbourhood was restricted by the problems caused directly by the local Tower Hamlets council, whose dreams and hopes were daily shattered by the lack of recognition by the agencies set up and kept in continuous funding by the local authority as well as by the UK central Government………The narrator was also a non-Bangladeshi, multi-ethnic member of the Brick Lane community of people with other backgrounds, of culture, language and thoughts. And hopes.

 

At the meeting on 31 January 2004, it was clear from the various factual presentations regarding the particular  Crossrail plan (against the Brick lane area community)  and the  destructive effects of the plan  on the Brick Lane area,  that the key decisions for the attacks had been made by persons  who had no respect for the rights of the people in the Brick Lane area. My view as put to that first meeting against the plans attacking the  Brick Lane area community was that the only way we could stop the implementation of the plans and the only way we could fend off the Crossrail violations was to make the defence of the community a political issue.

 

Political in a way that would compel the decision-makers to stop the crassness

that was the Crossrail plan over the Brick Lane area.

 

Political in a way that would take into account what even the official records of the proceedings of the  UK House of Commons  (the so-called lower House of the UK legislature) ‘recognised’ was one of the most deprived areas in all of  the UK.

 

Part of my lines written on 31 January 2004  read as follows:

 

Cross Rail  !

You make me so cross

Crossrail

You are set to ruin

this small part

of this big earth

and for what?

 

Why do you have to come here

and threaten me with the violence

of digging holes in my small little

neighbourhood ?

 

Why do you have to do the unusual here

while you can do all the big business

without once uprooting another community

anywhere in the whole region of the South of England?

 

why is it that you think

Brick Lane is

an easy target for you to

dig hole/s in

disrupt

deprive and

destroy?   …”

 

Extracts from Muhammad Haque’s Lines in Defence of the Brick Lane, London E1 area against the planned Crossrail attacks and violations.

 

(Parts 2 to 40 are due to be published on the worldwide web, including on this site, in the course of the next few months)

 

© Muhammad Haque /CBRUK/Sylhetworldtexts  London 2004

 
Khoodeelaar ! [ 25 ] By © Muhammad Haque
2140 Hrs GMT London Wednesday 18 August 2004
THE CBRUK CAMPAIGN IN DEFENCE OF THE BRICK LANE AREA AGAINST THE PLANNED CROSSRAIL HOLE AND OTHER ATTACKS ON THE COMMUNITY IN THE BRICK LANE, WHITECHAPEL, VALLANCE ROAD, STEPNEY AREA OF THE EAST LONDON BOROUGH OF TOWER HAMLETS

Tower Hamlets Council has in effect become a conveyor belt for the transfer of the occupation army of the capitalists of the City of London on to what vacant land there is still available in the Borough of Tower Hamlets.

This movement is taking place every working day of the week. And sometimes during the weekends.

The controlling decision-making bureaucrats in the Council are experiencing undisguised glee (Wednesday 18 August 2004) at the fact that their work for the globalisers now taking over the Isle of Dogs is made even easier by the removal of the objections to the next high tower that is being built on the isle.

This is in the same week that also saw the announcement of the offensive ‘need’ by the construction conglomerates for the availability of ‘teenagers’ in strategic inner city areas like the East End Borough of Tower Hamlets to be exploited in the construction industry.

That announcement is supposed to be encouraging what they mis-describes as regeneration.

The idea is that ‘teenagers’ in the East End of London should be rushing to work in the construction trade.

This is a presumption that is multiply presumptuous and racist.

The school-leavers they offensively describe as ‘teenagers’ are mostly leaving schools without the necessary skills of education. They are not being educated in the East end schools to the level that they deserve to be. Or to the level they need to be. If they are to deserve proper jobs with proper returns.

And there is the real gap. And that is created by the corrupt Tower Hamlets Council.

The details must be examined so that the fact and the extents of the abuse by Tower Hamlets council of their ‘powers’ and the failures by the council to represent the community in the Borough can be actually seen.

I have already shown that Tower Hamlets Councillors had been having clandestine (secret) meetings, starting at least in the summer of 2002 with self-seeking careerists getting paid public money in the name of the ‘Crossrail’ project.

Neither the councillors themselves nor Christine Gilbert the ‘chief executive’’ employed in the LBTH Council, said a single word to the local community about who the councillors were meeting and what evidence the meetings examined, if any, that showed to any reasonable level any sign that the people in the Brick lane area and in the rest of the populated parts of the Borough would gain from any further expansion of the City of London Corporation and its agencies into the land and the neighbourhoods and the environment of Tower hamlets.

My questions put a year ago to Tower Hamlets Council included these:-

I. What evidence can you cite – which can be independently checked and verified – to support any claim that Tower Hamlets Council is currently meeting the needs of the whole community in the borough with particular reference to culture, religion, language to the standard expected by all those whose relevant experience in the given field and sphere covered in this question tells them what the level of their needs are and what the level of the respective item of delivery in each should be?

2. What is the actual current total sum in the current financial year that is earmarked and directed to the meeting of the above?

3. What level of audit does Tower Hamlets council conduct – if it at all conducts any audit of the description and implication represented here – on a weekly basis to ensure that the claims the Council has made about meeting the needs (see the last 20 applications for external funding and equivalent support submitted to UK central Government and the European Social Fund agencies) are in fact treated as serious ones by the Council in its key and central decisions?

4. What is the average number of ordinary working days, starting from I (on a scale of I to 30, each unit signifying a day as is ordinarily understood), that it takes the Tower Hamlets Council to deal with the full extent of complaints alleging incompetence, negligence prejudice and violations of one or more aspects of the legal duties that the staff are under? Is it mostly within 30 or beyond 30? If it is under 30, how many such cases have you had knowledge of in the past 20 months and what would you say about the level of satisfaction (on a scale of I to 100) of the ordinary electors or ordinary members in the Tower Hamlets population who initiated or brought a complaint? If it is beyond 30 days, why is that and how many such cases have you had knowledge of in the same period? What does that say about what your answer is to question 1. above?

5. Whose decision was it and with what implication for the image of the present Council, that the present chief executive should have read the statement that she did read to what had been advertised as the inauguration of the new Council on 21 May 2003? Why was that meeting given to so many detailed descriptions of who went on what external outfit? Why was no equivalent discussion or description of A Council posts a held? To most observers, including myself, that showed a deliberate misuse of the time and opportunity which the Council had at its disposal. Why should that kind of conduct be expected by anyone on the present Council to be excused by the electorate and the community?

6. What is the main qualification for the ‘adviser’ to the chief executive in the context of the evidence of dissatisfaction on the ground that people feel towards the Tower Hamlets council? What does the Council’s allowing the creation of that post say about the level of representation of the preferences of the Borough’s peoples by Councillors who are elected by the legally approved process? How is the Chief executive held to account to the Borough?

When was the last time that you carried out such an audit of the chief officers?”

(To be continued)
 

KHOODEELAAR (24)  CBRUK defence of Brick Lane area
against Crossrail attacks
By © Muhammad Haque
2250 Hrs GMT London Monday 16 August 2004
The announcement from Athens this week that the ordinary people of London would have to pay at least another £10 million  during the next year so that Ken Livingstone can create some spurious jobs to be held by a new bureaucracy to lobby for the London bid to host the 2012 Olympic games in London, shows how undemocratic  the office and the powers of the London Mayor are.

There is no accountability to the so-called voters (because the vast majority of those eligible to vote, including myself, stayed off the polling stations on 10 June 2004  because there was not one candidate that actually measured up to the basic standards) , who are treated with total contempt by the so-called Greater
London Assembly   (GLA) that is in fact made up of a collection of the most inane ‘characters’ who have shown neither coverage nor understanding in standing up for ordinary people in London.

And nowhere is that situation starker than in the Brick lane area.
 

CROSSRAIL-AY  BIRIK LANE-OR KANDAAR PRINCLET STREET  AAR HANBURY STREET -OR    MAAZ-AY  KHOOB NEEN GAAT KHOODEELAAR.

(TO BE CONTINUED)

Sylhetworld Daily News Commentary

By  © MUHAMMAD HAQUE
Monday 02 August 2004  London  0150 Hrs GMT

 

 

CBRUK Live Into the 16h year of political action for Bangladeshis’’ human rights in the UK CBRUK’s campaigning year starts with new phase of demands  for an end to the Crossrail hole planned for the Brick lane area.
London  0150 Hrs GMT  Sunday 1 August 2004

Today sees the art of the 16th year of the campaigning life of the Committee for Bangladeshis’ Rights in the UK.

That the Bangladeshi community in the UK is in increasing need of campaigning for its collective human rights is clear from the fact that  our Central executive Council has this saturday (31 July 2004) decided to embark on the next phase of the current campaign in defence of the Brick lane area.

On Monday 2 August 2004,  CBRUK is issuing detailed statement on the economic  and social implications against the community of the planned Cross-rail tunnel and hole in the Brick Lane area of London.

It was on 9 July  1989 in the Flower and Dean Walk off Brick Lane that the family of Mr Esmoth Ali and Mr  Watir Ali   was brutally  attacked. It resulted in the deaths of both Mr Alis.

The name ‘Brick Lane’ has been synonymously with the Bangladeshi community’s presence in the London and the UK population for the past at least 50 years.

And the events of July 1989 following the murderous attacks on the  Mr Alis have been brought back into active focus now by  the planned attack by Crossrail on the community.

In the CBRUK campaign in defence of the Bangladeshi community and of the community of white and other cultural and nationality and non-Bangladeshi ordinary people in the Brick lane area, the leading and the defining  advocacy and case has been made by CBRUK in the past five months. I shall be publishing the documentary evidence and live texts  of the particular current campaign  so far in this  series  in the next few weeks and months.

Here are some extracts  from the documents that I have written in the pats 5 months against the Crossrail plan for an underground hole and a tunnel in the Brick lane area:-
 

 

 

CBRUK LIVE into 16th year

 

The Campaign against the planned Crossrail hole and tunnel in the Brick Lane are is being conducted in Sylhetti and in English. The Sylhetti word KHOODEELAAR has caught the imagination of the community in a spectacular way. There has been such a demand from non-Sylhetti speaking supporters of the campaign against the Crossrail plan  speakers for an explanation or translation or interpretation of the word that I recently pub;published the following

What does KHOODEELAAR mean ?
 How the Sylhetti  word in the  CBRUK campaign title came to be chosen.  Its significance and meaning. 
 

I devised  this one-word title for the CBRUK CAMPAIGN IN DEFENCE OF THE BRICK LANE AREA  as the most communicative Sylhetti language  cry against the Crossrail plan for  a  hole lot of  attacks ! Ever since I became convinced that the Brick Lane area was being targeted for a new series of assaults typified by the planned Crossrail hole, I looked in the archives of Sylhetti language and history and  Khoodeelaar volunteered itself as the most suitable conveyor of my community’s opposition to the attacks.

So in February 2004 I  decided to include it as the banner in  this latest  CBRUK campaign in  defence of a vital part of the Bangladeshi community in the UK.
 
The word ‘Khoodeelaar’  is impossible to translate into a single English word in current use or  any English word  that  in my knowledge has ever been in use. KHOODEELAAR bursts with a message of multiple defiance
against the invader of the home. It  says  that someone  [ or a group or an agent  has intruded into our home area and ] is doing an illegitimate, undoubtedly  harmful digging in the backyard !   Or that they are doing something awful  right in front of us.
 
The digger , the tunneller, is  unwanted, uninvited and unfriendly. That the digger is doing the digging or the tunnelling or both,  without our consent and despite our objections ! Too close to home for comfort! That the digger doesn’t care about us, the people, the community …. !  The nearest contemporary expression (July 2004)  that KHOODEELAAR can be related to in the (British) English language is to say that a ‘dirty digger’ (……..)  is doing their dirty digging and vandalising  in our backyard and unless we hurry and do something about it,  he (or ‘they’)  will do irreparable damage to our homes, and to our lives…”

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2126 GMT London Monday 21 July 2014. A contextual look at the still unresolved issues over the “Tower Hamlets Council” “elections” held on 22 May 2014. Below is a quotation from the House of Commons guidance Note for MPs about Tower Hamlets.

July 21, 2014

The Electoral Commission issued a statement on 27 May 2014 saying it would review events at the count in Tower Hamlets:
There have also been concerns expressed about voter intimidation, although the police have so far received no criminal allegations relating to activity at polling stations in the borough from either campaigners or voters.
An Electoral Commission spokesperson said: “Everyone should be able to vote free from intimidation and be confident that their vote is safe.
“It is also important that elections produce results voters can have confidence in and that candidates know the outcome as soon as possible. Clearly there have been issues at the Tower Hamlets count and we need to make sure we understand what happened, and the reasons for it, before reaching any conclusions.
“As part of our review we will be talking to the Returning Officer and Regional Returning Officer. We will be looking closely at what happened during the count, as well as the planning that took place beforehand.12
The Electoral Commission’s review was published on 1 July 2014.13 A press notice issued by the Commission summarised its findings:
The report identified two main factors that led to the count being delayed:
 Access to the count venue on Friday 23 May: delays in allowing count staff and those entitled to attend the verification and count meant that verification was delayed by approximately two and a half hours.
 Inadequate resource management during the verification and count on Friday 23 May and Saturday 24 May, and on Sunday 25 May: in addition to the significant delay to the start of the verification process on Friday 23 May, the number of count staff available was insufficient either to recover from the initial delay or to manage the number of ballot papers to be verified and counted within the Returning Officer’s planned timetable.
 The Commission’s report makes clear that underlying both of these main factors were plans for the management of the verification and count on Friday 23 May which proved inadequate for the number of ballot papers to be counted and the intense focus of candidates and agents on the count process. Full details of the factors that caused the delay are set out in Chapter 4 of the report.
The Commission called for immediate and sustained action “to provide reassurance to voters, candidates and campaigners that future election counts will be well-managed and
11 Schofield’s Election Law, 11-006
12 Electoral Commission statement on Tower Hamlets, 27 May 2014
13 Delays at the verification and count for the May 2014 elections in Tower Hamlets, report of the Electoral
Commission’s review, Electoral Commission, July 2014
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efficiently delivered” and recommended that the Returning Officer should publish his overall plans for the management of the count at the 2015 General Election by the beginning of December 2014. The Commission also recommended that:
To ensure transparency of communication between counting staff and other attendees at the count (including counting agents) the Returning Officer should make clear in instructions to those attending any count that any such communication should take place in English only.
Those attending the count should commit to behaving according to the rules set out in advance by the Returning Officer and should immediately accept any instruction from the Returning Officer if he considers their behaviour unacceptable.14
3.4 Election petition in Tower Hamlets
On 17 June 2014 it was announced that an election petition had been filed seeking to have the election of the Tower Hamlets mayor, Lutfur Rahman, declared void. The Local Government Chronicle gave further details:
An activist has filed a High Court petition seeking to have the election of Tower Hamlets LBC mayor Lutfur Rahman declared void.
Andy Erlam, who stood in last month’s council election for the Red Flag Anti- Corruption Party – which he recently formed – has issued an election petition with three other local voters asking for last month’s mayoral election to be ruled invalid. It does not mention the simultaneous election for the council.
The petition is directed at both Mr Rahman (Ind) and the council’s returning officer John Williams. The petition alleges Mr Rahman “and/or his agents” were guilty of electoral fraud including impersonation, casting votes in the name of people not entitled to vote and acquiring voting papers and casting them fraudulently.
It goes on to state that Mr Rahman or his associates made false accusations of racism against Labour mayoral candidate John Biggs and employed people to engage in corrupt activity around and in polling stations.
The petition claims that Mr Williams permitted agents of Mr Rahman to unlawfully enter polling stations and leave campaign materials in polling booths.
It also states Mr Williams allowed mayoral supporters who were not entitled to be present to attend and impede the count.
In a statement, Mr Williams said: “I cannot comment on the specifics of the election petition that pertain to my role as I am taking legal advice and will be responding as necessary to the court.
“However I can say that the measures put in place to manage the May 2014 elections in Tower Hamlets were the toughest available within the limits of the current law and I have worked closely with the Electoral Commission and Metropolitan Police to combat fraud and investigate thoroughly any allegations that were made through our new dedicated reporting procedure.”
14 Action needed to restore confidence in Tower Hamlets election counts, Electoral Commission news release, 1 July 2014
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He said 84 allegations of unlawful or corrupt practice were passed to the police, which had found eight worthy of investigation.
The Electoral Commission is separately investigating the election’s conduct.
[...]
Mr Erlam unsuccessfully contested a council seat in May. The Red Flag party website describes him as having been a Labour supporter for 40 years who now prefers to work independently, and as a former political adviser to the minister for housing in 2009-10, when the post was held by former local government minister John Healey.
Mr Erlam said the petition is not connected to or financed by Labour and is backed by supporters of many parties.
The fund to which donations to fund the court case are invited is held by law firm Steel and Shamash, whose website describes it as “solicitors to the Labour party”. Mr Erlam said he had chosen the firm “despite the Labour connection as it’s one of the best”.15

1950 GMT London Monday 21 July 2014. Introducing the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign’s world exclusive diagnostic report on the role of Mazher Mahmood in covering up so much corruption that daily destroys lives by the misuses, abuses of power by local Councils, the “other” “authorities” and Big Business… in Britain. But we start with a boastful clam made about Mazher Mahmood as a plug for his “book” a few years back. The quotation below is from tyne Internet, retrieved at 1848 GMT today Monday 21 July 2014 [To be continued]

July 21, 2014

1950 GMT London Monday 21 July 2014. Introducing the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign’s world exclusive diagnostic report on the role of Mazher Mahmood in covering up so much corruption that daily destroys lives by the misuses, abuses of power by local Councils, the “other” “authorities” and Big Business… in Britain. But we start with a boastful clam made about Mazher Mahmood as a plug for his “book” a few years back. The quotation below is from tyne Internet, retrieved at 1848 GMT today Monday 21 July 2014
[To be continued]

“Jaw-dropping insider’s revelations from the world’s number one investigative journalist. Meeting a supermodel who secretly doubles up as the world’s most expensive hooker, encountering a doctor who wants to murder his mistress, coming face to face with famous celebrities dealing cocaine, or enjoying a cozy dinner with members of the Royal family–it’s all in a day’s work for an investigative reporter like the “News of the World”‘s Mazher Mahmood. A Who’s Who of the rich and famous have fallen prey to his disguise as the Fake Sheik. For the first time the full truth is revealed behind these amazing stories, the story of a lifetime in and out of the Arab robes–exposing corrupt officials, drug dealers, pedophiles, people traffickers, and Islamic terrorists. Sometimes humorous, often frightening, but always sensational, this is a gripping account of a life behind the headlines. A long list of politicians, celebrities, officials, and athletes have blamed the Fake Sheik for their downfall. He is also the scourge of the criminal world with his work having led to more than 230 convictions. Now in, his sensational book, the man dubbed “the King of the Sting” details his methods as well as the secret deals that led to several stories being toned down to save careers and marriages. He also exposes celebrities and politicians who until now thought they had gotten away with it.”

Retrieved from the London Daily Telegraph web site at 1650 GMT: The piece on women’s health. It also contains comparative survey references to men. Tower Hamlets being found to have the lowest healthy life style for men.

July 18, 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10976348/Todays-women-will-reach-ill-health-before-retirement.html

Today’s women will reach ill-health before retirement
Rising retirement age means the average woman woman will lose her health before she stops working

Figures show that rising life expectancy means the average woman can expect to live 83.4 years – but to lose their overall “good health” 19 years earlier Photo: Alamy

By Laura Donnelly, Health Editor
2:30PM BST
18 Jul 2014

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Women born today are set to set to fall into poor health before they retire, thanks to the rising retirement age, new official figures show.
The study by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the “healthy life expectancy” for females is now 64.1 years – almost a full year less than the state pension age of 65, which comes in from 2018.
Men can already expect to fall into ill-health before they retire, with an average healthy life expectancy of 63.4 years.
The figures show that rising life expectancy means the average woman can expect to live 83.4 years – but to lose their overall “good health” 19 years earlier.
Male total life expectancy is 79.2, including almost 16 years of ill-health, the statistics show.


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Health and social care providers are struggling to cope with the growing number people who are suffering from multiple health problems.

The number of elderly people being taken to accident and emergency units has risen sharply in just five years, with a 93 per cent rise in arrivals among those in their 90s, and a 65 per cent rise among those in their 80s.
Councils have increasingly cut back funding for home care so that often only in critical need are provided with help.
The new figures show significant variation in healthy life expectancy across the country. Women are healthiest longest in Wokingham, where on average they reach 71 in good health, while men fare best in Richmond upon Thames, where good health on average ends at 70.

Women had the lowest healthy life expectancy in Manchester, at just 55, while for men it the lowest figure was for Tower Hamlets in London, at 52.5 years.

The largest gender difference came in the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, where women can expect to live 5.2 years longer in “good” general health than men will.

The KHOODEELAAR! Campaign organiser is NOT posting on Ted Jeory’s blog at all.

July 17, 2014

The KHOODEELAAR! Campaign organiser is NOT posting on Ted Jeory’s blog at all.

1946 Hrs GMT London Wednesday 16 July 2014. THE anti-DEMOCRATIC PARALYSIS that Ken Livingstone, George Galloway and Keith Vaz aided and abetted as they fronted the toxic “step to have an antidemocratic executive mayor system” foisted on Tower Hamlets. The KHOODEELAAR! Campaign has already published the initial diagnostic findings about Andrew Gilligan on our twitter.com/khoodeelaar account during the past 40 minutes or so. The article by Gilligan below was RETRIEVED at 1944GMT Weds 16 July 2014 from the London DAILY TELEGRAPH web site. [To be continued]

July 16, 2014

1946 Hrs GMT London Wednesday 16 July 2014. THE anti-DEMOCRATIC PARALYSIS that Ken Livingstone, George Galloway and Keith Vaz aided and abetted as they fronted the toxic “step to have an antidemocratic executive mayor system” foisted on Tower Hamlets. The KHOODEELAAR! Campaign has already published the initial diagnostic findings about Andrew Gilligan on our twitter.com/khoodeelaar account during the past 40 minutes or so. The article by Gilligan below was RETRIEVED at 1944GMT Weds 16 July 2014 from the London DAILY TELEGRAPH web site.

[To be continued]

_______________

Andrew Gilligan
I’m a senior reporter for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph. This is my personal blog. I’m also cycling commissioner for London, but nothing below represents the view of the GLA or the mayor. For that, go to the official City Hall cycling blog.
_________________

Lutfur Rahman: damaging new evidence as auditors close in
By Andrew Gilligan Politics Last updated: July 16th, 2014
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The extremist-linked mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, appeared to be closely personally involved in the decision to sell a lucrative council asset to one of his key associates for little more than half its true value, an official report seen by the Telegraph reveals.
The Old Poplar Town Hall, a 10,000 square foot building a stone’s throw from Canary Wharf and a new Crossrail station, was valued by council officers at £1.5 million and may now be worth up to £3.5 million after receiving planning permission for a 25-bedroom hotel. However it was handed over to Dreamstar, an unregistered company controlled by the owner of Mr Rahman’s election campaign website, for just £875,000. The deal is a key part of a government investigation into Tower Hamlets ordered by the Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles.
An independent audit, separately ordered by councillors after The Telegraph revealed the sale, appears to lay bare Tower Hamlets’ repeated breach of its own rules to favour Mr Rahman’s associate. “My heart sinks,” admitted the council’s solicitor, Isabella Freeman, but “this has come from the Mayor.” Other officers, including the head of asset management, Andy Algar, also opposed the Dreamstar bid, but were told the decision to allow it to proceed had “come from the very top.” (PDF of report is here, from page 13 onwards.)
In official answers about the deal, Tower Hamlets appears to have lied to councillors that Dreamstar was the “highest bidder” for the property. (See page 30 of this PDF.) In fact, the audit report reveals, its bid of £850,000 was only the fifth highest.
Dreamstar missed the deadline at the “best and final offer” stage altogether but was allowed to submit a further “late” bid after all the others, raising its offer to £875,000, though it did “not comply with the council’s procedures.”
Even this sum was still only the third highest bid and was recommended for refusal by BNP Paribas, the property consultants advising the council. “Dreamstar: tell them they have been unsuccessful on Poplar Town Hall,” the consultancy wrote. The council’s official policy for such tenders is that “the highest offer must be accepted unless the prior agreement of the [council] Cabinet and the Secretary of State where necessary has been obtained.”
Instead, however, it was the higher offers, of £1.2 million and £876,000, which were rejected. The £1.2 million bid, from the Limehouse Project, was supposedly turned down because the payments would be spread over too long a period.
Instead of accepting the £876,000 bid, from a businessman called Ashraf Shah Talkuder, the council waited two months, then decided to stage a “contract race” between him and Dreamstar to see who could get their finances in place first. Dreamstar was successful.
The solicitor, Ms Freeman, wrote: “My heart sinks. How can we possibly have a race for a property of this type? It’s bound to end in dispute and litigation… However, [Mr Algar] is only doing what he is told, this has come from the Mayor.”
Mr Algar told Ms Freeman that he had “made it clear that £876 [thousand] beats £875 [thousand] and [the council’s] director of development and renewal agrees, but it has come from the very top.”
Further concern was triggered at the highest levels of the council when it emerged that Dreamstar did not even exist as a company at the time it bid for the property, in June 2011. It did not register at Companies House until 14 September that year, only two weeks before it was awarded the property.
Dreamstar has now received planning permission to turn the listed building, on Poplar High Street, into a 25-room hotel, expected to raise its value to around £3.5 million. The lucrative permission was given in secret by Mr Rahman’s officers, though applications of this scale would normally be decided in public by elected councillors.
Companies House records show that Dreamstar’s key shareholder is Mujibul Islam, who is chief executive of Medialink, the registered owner of Mr Rahman’s 2010 election campaign website, lutfurformayor.com. Mr Islam admitted that he had “had an affiliation” with Mr Rahman and had “helped” him during the 2010 election, but insisted that they were no longer close.
In 2010, after investigations by The Telegraph, Mr Rahman, the then Labour council leader in Tower Hamlets, was replaced, deselected and later expelled by the Labour Party because of his close links to an extremist Muslim group, the Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE), based at the radical East London Mosque. However, Mr Rahman stood and won the new and far more powerful mayoralty as an independent.
Another main shareholder of Dreamstar, Alfaz Kabiri, is director of a “regeneration” company based in the East London Mosque offices of the IFE.
Mr Rahman was narrowly re-elected mayor in May this year. Following the election, dozens of allegations of voter fraud, intimidation and vote-buying were made and are now under investigation by the Electoral Commission and police. A number of electors have launched a formal High Court petition to challenge the result. A separate police enquiry is underway into allegations of fraud in council grants and a third enquiry is being staged by the Department for Communities and Local Government into council spending, favouritism and the disposal of council assets.
Mr Rahman last month claimed he “welcomed” the Government probe and was confident that it would find no “serious irregularity.” However, earlier this month he launched an attempt to block the investigation in the courts.
The council claimed last night that the report on Old Poplar Town Hall revealed “no evidence of illegality or maladministration causing injustice” and that “no elected individuals have been involved in the processes investigated.”

1815 Hrs GMT London Wednesday 16 July 2014 AADHIKARonline KHOODEELAAR! Campaign exclusive UPDATER Technical diagnoses on accessing a “news” item that had been put online by the eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk web site during this morning. 

July 16, 2014

1815 Hrs GMT London Wednesday 16 July 2014
AADHIKARonline KHOODEELAAR! Campaign exclusive UPDATER Technical diagnoses on accessing a “news” item that had been put online by the eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk
web site during this morning.

On checking to access the full piece again (as retrieved most recently in the past few minutes from the google.com/google.co.uk site/s) we have been getting this message (quoted) from the eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk

“Sorry – we haven’t been able to serve the page you asked for
You may have followed a broken link, an outdated search result, or there may be an error on our site. If you typed in a URL, please make sure you have typed it in correctly.”

but when the hypertext link (above) is clicked on (in the way that’s done throughout the Internet system that’s been in use for years), the linked-to item in full does not appear on the Internet browser used, as it SHOULD do.

[To be continued]

0001 Hrs GMT London Thursday 10 July 2014. DEMOCRATISING TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL – the battle continues .Muhammad Haque’s formal Question as addressed to the Tower Hamlets Council’s “Cabinet” on Wednesday 09 July 2014.

July 10, 2014

The texts of Muhammad Haque’s formal Question as addressed to the Tower Hamlets Council’s “Cabinet” on Wednesday 09 July 2014.

These texts were included in the actual running order for the meeting of the “Cabinet” that Lutfur Rahman had in front of him from the “Democratic Services” to follow as per normal practice.

The actual presentation was done verbally by Muhammad Haque who spoke after Bell Harris, an unscheduled participant at the event.

The key points made by Muhammad Haque in the verbal presentation, extempore, were in response to the claim made on behalf of Lutfur Rahman minutes before the “Cabinet” began that the Question would give the “perception” to the public that Tower Hamlets Council was not a transparent Council.

More on that aspect later in these Commentaries.

[To be continued]

“Question from Mr Haque
My understanding, contextually based on the reading of the texts in the reports circulated and agreed at the Cabinet Meetings is that they have not been literally gone through by the Council or by any other part of the elected Council’s democratic decision-making processes.
 
That means that for a member of the public, there is no transparent process in place that allows the transparent witnessing of the Council’s decision-making  in action. The Cabinet is the next forum after the full Council and it is not clear, as based on the published records of the Council meetings that there is the necessary rigour and detailed transparent examination of the relevant policies and or the decision-making Instruments that appear as being the reports at the Cabinet Meetings.
 
The Cabinet is not attended by any participating Councillors (other than the Cabinet) who address the issue of transparency concerning all the items on the given Agenda.
 
And the public input is relegated to a point where it is denied – such as the Question- and or not followed up, as has happened in relation to most of the Questions and other representation made ‘to the Cabinet’.”
Four words below added by the “democratic services” to signify the “Question”
Is my understanding correct?

Just a year and 3 days ago, on 06 July 2013, the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign had jointly organised an action Seminar on the Future of the Community in the East End of London. The organisers then sent a short summary of the Action Seminar to the ‘local’ Tower Hamlets Council. To this day, Tower Hamlets Council has neither acknowledged receipt of the communication (which was reaped and further updated on) nor has there been a single comment from any responsible person in the LBTH Council on the Action seminar or on the contents or the subject matter of the Communication. Remarkable.

July 9, 2014

Key decisions made at the end of the Action Seminar on Saturday 6 July 2013:

1. That the takeover of the western areas of the LBTH by Big Developers and associated incursions and invasions were taking place with the participation of the Tower Hamlets Council which was LEAVING the community out of the contacts, communications, negotiations that have been taking place and are taking place between the LBTH COuncil and those parties and their agents and agencies. THIS was having a manifest and demonstrable adverse effects on the Community from the standpoint of the anti-discrimination legislation that has been in the UK statute Books for decades. One of the most directly adversely affected groups in the population has been and is the Bangladeshi community in the area. Others with similar ethnic, racial, cultural and related faith orientations and interests and affiliations have also been adversely affected. This process of planned displacements has been taking place with no evidence that Tower Hamlets Council is active over this as the electorally representative body that should be supporting the people, the electorate and the key community housing the electorate, over the huge range of planned attacks that have been going on in the programme that could only have been conceived by the combined inputs from Big Business, City of London and those  parts of “Business” that remain still dedicated to a pro-racist, racist and apartheid programme for Britain. The beneficiaries of the LBTH Council’s abdication of its democratic and representative duties and of the Council’s abandonment of its option for interventions to defend the community have been the property speculators, land-grabbers and Big Business that have been making strategic sorties for decades to take over the area. The Crossrail hole plot and the ploy to get rid of the word “Banglatown” are two of the most recent examples of that Agenda being active against the parts of Tower Hamlets covered in these analyses and URGENT ACTION CALLS.
2. That the elected councillors for the Spitalfields and Banglatown Ward and those for the adjoining Wards of Weavers and Whitechapel were not engaged as elected representatives of the Community on the key decisions being made in this context.
3. That Tower Hamlets Council has no programme to protect the Community in the areas covered and that it must have a programme as based on the evidence and most importantly as based on the long-standing views of those who have been defending the community on every key economic, planning, environmental, social, demographic, democracy crisis and critical point stretching back decades.
5. That the Executive Mayor be given the opportunity to urgently meet with the Race Equality in Tower Hamlets organisation and to take steps for the LBTH Council to 
[a] address the LBTH Council’s duties and role in the context of the Race Relations, the Human Rights and the Equalities Acts in this context and
[b] help start the very urgent process of reversing the takeover of the Community that has been ongoing and to create the series of activities that can at once defend the community and create the necessary gains in social, economic, demographic and electoral terms for the whole of the Community in the parts of the LBTH.

ACTION ARCHIVE in CONTEXT: KHOODEELAAR! diagnosing the role of the “East London Idiotiser” in undermining the local Community and backing the Big Biz Agenda… ” Crossrail ‘bias’ of ‘East London Advertiser’ undermining local people in the East End of London. By © Muhammad Haque, the Organiser, the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign, in association with CBRUK and the London Community Audit Network LAWMEDIA 1100 Hrs GMT London 02 February 2006

July 6, 2014

Crossrail ‘bias’ of ‘East London Advertiser’ undermining local people
in the East End of London
By© Muhammad Haque
KHOODEELAAR
in association with
CBRUK
and the London Community Audit Network
LAWMEDIA
1100 Hrs GMT
London
02 February 2006

The political struggle to defend the community across the East End borough of Tower Hamlets, starting with the Brick Lane London E1 area and taking in and stretching through Stepney, Mile End Park and Bow, is jotting up in a way that has not been seen in the East End for a very long time. In fact the role of the local Tower Hamlets council is increasingly coming under serious scrutiny from local campaigners headed by the khoodeelaar movement. The resulting pressure that the Borough has been undergoing has not been known since Tower Hamlets was created in the 1960s replacing and amalgamating the former smaller boroughs of Stepney, Bethnal Green, Poplar, plus. Yet the ‘local weekly’ the ‘East London Advertiser’ is not willing to reflect the political battler. It is only ever interested in serving as a secondary propaganda rag for the CrossRail-backing ruling clique on Tower Hamlets Council. This is depriving the local community the access to the facts that the local paper must provide if it is to escape being consigned to the dustbin by the sheer power of community action against CrossRail in the East End.

The Khoodeelaar campaign against the Crossrail hole plan scheme Bill and the ‘position’ of the ‘RESPECT’ coalition and George Galloway, MP as reported [or NOT] by the East London Advertiser
What is the ‘position’?
This question should not even be asked, because George Galloway MP has made his position abundantly clear.
In case there had been any doubt or confusion about where George Galloway the RESPECT Coalition’s leader and their only Member of Parliament stood on Crossrail, the statement he made at the public meeting on Saturday 11 February 2006 left no room for any doubt or confusion. Khoodeelaar web site has already reported the substance of Galloway’s statement on 11 February 2006.
But the ‘local rag’ the East London Advertiser, which does its business as the main Borough-wide ‘commercial’ ‘newspaper’ in Tower Hamlets, has been depriving its readers of the facts of the main movement that is vigorously active against the Crossrail hole attacks on the East End.
An item in the ‘EAST LONDON ADVERTISER’ [138 Cambridge heath road, London E1 6QJ] [dated thursday 16 February 2006], headlined, “I’m coming to get you’ [“Galloway’s warning as he launches respect election campaign”] by-lined to ted jeory, includes this: “but when quizzed by the advertiser at Monday’s press conference, Rees outlined a position on Crossrail’s proposal to bore under Hanbury street that was strikingly similar to Labour’s”
The reference to “Rees” is to john Rees the UK ‘national secretary’ of the Respect coalition, represented in the UK House of Commons by George Galloway mp.
The ‘east London advertiser’ item does not refer to the comprehensive position of the respect coalition on the crossrail project that had been set out by George Galloway at a special public meeting against the crossrail hole’ bill held on Saturday 11 February 2006. at the Brady centre in Hanbury street which is at the centre of the khoodeelaar! Campaign against the crossrail hole plan-project-scheme bill in the brick lane London e1 area
In that statement George Galloway was unequivocal in his opposition to Crossrail and he pledged that if the respect coalition won control of TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL following the scheduled 4 May 2006 council election then the Respect coalition would scrap the agreement made by the current TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL. Galloway stated empathic support for the KHOODEELAAR CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE CROSSRAIL HOLE project scheme Bill. In addition to that Galloway said that the Respect coalition would do everything to delay and to defeat Crossrail. He made extensive references in his speech to the keynote speech that had been delivered at the meeting by Muhammad Haque, the Khoodeelaar organiser. Galloway endorsed the khoodeelaar position and reiterated his previous commitment to oppose Crossrail on every aspect of the planned attack on the East End.
Galloway said that they [he and RESPECT] would take judicial review actions and other measures to delay Crossrail, towards defeating the Crossrail attacks on the East End.
Given that the same meeting was addressed by john Rees himself and given that George Galloway gave the closing speech containing very detailed policy commitments about what he [George |Galloway] and the RESPECT coalition would be doing about the Crossrail attacks when he spoke against Crossrail on Saturday 11 February 2006, it is significant that the ‘east London advertiser’ item makes no reference to any of these facts.
The , “I’m coming to get you’ headline is given to the item which apparently is based on the Respect coalition’s news conference held on Monday 13 February 2006 at which event the group announced the majority of their selected candidates for the 4 May 2006 local council election.
It is very strange that the ‘east London advertiser’ item does not make any reference to the George Galloway / respect position against crossrail as set out by Galloway on Saturday 11 February 2006.
Instead there is the reference to [John] Rees outlining ‘a position on Crossrail’s proposal to bore under Hanbury Street that was strikingly similar to Labour’s”.
What were the details of that reported position of the Respect coalition as attributed to John Rees by the ‘EAST LONDON ADVERTISER’?
The ‘EAST LONDON ADVERTISER’ ‘report’ [“I’m coming to get you’] does not give any answers or clues.
Instead, the title explains that the local election battle for control of the Tower Hamlets Council between the different parties and groups “would be fought over Labour’s housing choice programme, the proposed revamp of the royal London hospital and, crucially, issues surrounding crossrail.”
which makes the absence of any details about what the respect coalition’s ‘national secretary’ had allegedly stated to the reporter ted jeory that justified the assertion that the respect position on Crossrail’s proposal was ‘strikingly similar to labour’s” even more curious and odd.
Furthermore, the TED JEORY piece does not contain any reference to any facts that would justify his inclusion of the words ‘strikingly similar to Labour’s’.
Reasonable standards of journalism would require that any reference to competing groups should be accompanied by a reasonable amount of information or evidence to support any opinion.
The TED JEORY statement reads like an opinion rather than fact. And that opinion is the real clue as to what the agenda of the EAST LONDON ADVERTISER must be.
They [the EAST LONDON ADVERTISER] are operating in their ‘reporting’ of the campaign against the Crossrail attacks on the EAST END borough on assumptions that are linked with their commercial dealings with the controlling clique on TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL. They are deliberately suppressing the key facts and are misleading those who read their publication about what is actually going on about Crossrail in the London borough of Tower Hamlets.
In the same issue as they carry the Ted Jeory statement, the EAST LONDON ADVERTISER also publish [PAGES 18-19] an unprecedented feature page that gives the impression that it contains the key facts.
It does not.
In fact, it is yet another excuse for the EAST LONDON ADVERTISER to run a plastic-faced picture of Crossrail-plugging “Tower Hamlets Council leader’’ Michael Keith.

In the accompanying item the EAST LONDON ADVERTISER repeats a pack of untruths about alleged Tower Hamlets Council ‘actions’ on Crossrail that once again is devoid of the crucial facts.

The EAST LONDON ADVERTISER prints a double falsehood in describing ‘Arup’ as merely ‘engineering giant’ who had been ‘commissioned by’ Tower Hamlets Council. ARUP are very deeply involved in the multinational looting of the public purse scams that actually underlies the mad propaganda for Crossrail.
That they also operate as an allegedly independent expert is not separate from their overall role in the Big Business agenda.
Only last week they were again linked with reports concerning the latest parasitic activities of Crossrail chair Adrian Montague who is fronting the Big Business agencies current bid to effectively grab the multi£Billion Channel Tunnel railway company.

But the EAST LONDON ADVERTISER paints Arup as an almost pure, academic outfit doing the honest slog for the cause of truth and local environment.
That ARUP was at all commissioned by by the controlling clique on Tower Hamlets |Council is also linked with the deeply dubious and unrepresentative role played by Michael Keith in bringing the Crossrail problems to the East. Keith is now ‘leader’ of Tower Hamlets Council. And the position of ‘leader’ is linked with the internecine, racist power-game that he has been indulging in. He has been doing so
The item makes references to
The controlling clique does not represent the views of the labour party membership in the borough. The vast majority of the labour party in tower hamlets have not been asked their views on any issue or any alleged manifesto


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