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

1521GMT Tuesday 19 August 2014. Retrieved from bbd.co.uk web site at 1521 GMT . BBC radio 4 UPDATE about Tower Hamlets Council elections of 22 May 2014

August 19, 2014

Tower Hamlets election probe: More details submitted to High Court
By Zoe Conway
BBC Radio 4

Lutfur Rahman and his party have been accused of election corruption in relation to May’s count
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Details have emerged of the alleged corrupt practices the Mayor of Tower Hamlets and his party have been accused of.

The petition submitted to the High Court outlines accusations against Lutfur Rahman and Tower Hamlets First.

The allegations made by four voters include bribery, corrupt practices and exerting undue influence over voters.

Deputy Mayor Oliur Rahman said the allegations were politically motivated.

He said the police had been in the borough ”hundreds of times and the Election Commission has been in and they have said there is no case to answer”.

Details of the allegations were revealed after a judge ordered more information to be submitted before an election fraud trial can take place in November.

‘Not a good Muslim’
The new allegations referenced in the papers include claims that:

Media organisations in Tower Hamlets were given bribes by the council at the direct or indirect instruction of the mayor in order to procure their support
Mayor Rahman ordered or directed council employees to canvass for him during working hours and by doing so committed the corrupt act of paying canvassers and defrauded the council of a portion of their pay
Mr Rahman corruptly attempted to influence some religious leaders in the borough
There are also dozens of allegations of postal ballot fraud and of people pretending to be registered voters
Some unnamed voters also claim they were told at polling stations by the mayor’s supporters: ”You must vote for Lutfur otherwise you are not a good Muslim.”

The Met stationed an officer at each polling station on 22 May
Allegations have also made against returning officer John Williams which included him allowing people to canvass for votes inside polling stations, accompanying voters into booths as they cast their vote and leaving campaign material in and around voting booths.

In a statement, Mr Williams said: “I totally reject the allegations made against my running of the May election.

“The High Court was critical of the lack of substance provided by the petitioners in July, giving them a deadline of August 18 to provide further details.”

The mayor and the council’s returning officer will file their official reply at the High Court later this month.

The case has been brought by four Tower Hamlets voters, all of whom have political affiliations.

Debbie Simone and Azmal Hussein are members of the Labour party and Angela Moffatt is a UKIP member

Andrew Erlam who is a member of the Red Flag Anti-corruption Party said it was not a case of political sour grapes.

He said: ”Our motive is to re-establish democracy in Tower Hamlets.

“It may sound an exaggeration to say so, but nobody in Tower Hamlets can rely on the fact that their vote is going to be dealt with efficiently or honestly.”

The trial will be presided over by Richard Mawrey QC who has the power to order a recount or a scrutiny, which would involve scrutinising the signatures on the postal ballot papers.

He could also ban the mayor from public office for up to five years.

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1200 Hrs GMT London Wednesday 13 August 2014 Robin Wales, Oops! “Sir” Robin Wales! Newham’s “executive mayor” disaster who had featured in the events that concerned his Newham Borough Council sending a homeless woman off to Birmingham..

August 13, 2014

1200 Hrs GMT
London
Wednesday 13 August 2014
Robin Wales,
Oops!
“Sir” Robin Wales!
Newham’s “executive mayor” disaster who had featured in the events that concerned his Newham Borough Council sending a homeless woman off to Birmingham..
is now being given a spot by the perennially ignorantly-edited “East London Idiotiser”.
It claims that Robin Wales is “fighting homelessness”!
Newham, together with Hackney and Tower Hamlets are, have been CAUSING homelessness for years… This is happening more and more with the passage of each and every single day…
The E L Idiotiser is a lying advertisement for liars inside each of the offensively OTT-branded “Olympic” Borough Councils.
The ordinary people across the four Boroughs (Waltham Forest, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets) are being ill-served, squeezed out and the entire communities being destroyed via the Council cliques while the “East London Idiotiser” parades the obscene fantasy as these “Councils” doing things…
The only things these Councils are doing, in context, are serving Big Biz and ruining the areas across the East End… and Big Biz is taking over the East End of London…
[To be continued]
Below is a reminder of a Robin Wales disastrous “action” AGAINST the homeless..

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/may/24/homeless-london-birmingham

Retrived from the London EVENING STANDARD web site at 0442 GMT 13 August 2014 as an item of EVIDENCE of the callousness and criminality that are allowed by TfL ….[To be continued]

August 13, 2014

Bus driver investigated after seizing girl’s bus pass and abandoning her miles from home

Abandoned: Vanessa Lucien with the pass that the bus driver confiscated

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Published: 12 August 2014 Updated: 11:57, 12 August 2014
Transport chiefs today apologised to a 16-year-old girl after a bus driver left her miles from home in the early hours and sparked a missing persons hunt by police.

Vanessa Lucien had caught the bus using a valid temporary pass, but the woman driver confiscated it and only returned it miles from her home in Southall.

The schoolgirl claimed that she was left stranded “on the side of a motorway” and had to flag down a motorist for help.

Vanessa and her brother, Anthony, 24, had caught the 207 bus after collecting their 11-year-old sister, Tiana, from a birthday party in West Ealing.

They caught the bus at 11pm, but returned home without Vanessa, who refused to leave the vehicle without being given back her pass.

She was finally let off at 12.30am around North Acton, by which time her mother Rose had already contacted the police to report her daughter missing.

Police finally found her at 1.30am after a motorist called them.

Vanessa, from Southall, told the GetWestLondon website: “I knew my bus pass was valid. The driver became really angry and told me she’d call the police, which I was quite happy for her to do. She then closed the doors and turned the lights off and drove me away.

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“Finally, after driving for miles she looked again at the pass and literally threw it at me.

“She opened the doors and told me to get off the bus. I had no idea where I was. I was on the side of a big motorway, I had no phone and had to stop a passing woman who luckily phoned the police for me.”

Vanessa’s mother said: “I was horrified to hear that the bus driver had apparently driven off with my daughter.

“I immediately went to the police station to tell them what had happened and that she was missing. She was incredibly vulnerable. Anything could have happened to her on that road.”

TfL said Vanessa was “never held against her will”. CCTV footage is said to show the driver and a girl in a “heated conversation”.

Ken Davidson, TfL’s head of bus operations, said: “We do offer our sincere apologies to Miss Lucien, who experienced a problem when using a temporary travel ticket on a route 207 bus recently.

“We can confirm this ticket was valid and should not have been retained by the bus driver. A full investigation into this incident is ongoing.”

The Metropolitan police said a 16-year-old girl was reported missing at about 12.30am on August 3 and that her photograph had been circulated to all units.

A police spokesman said: “The girl was found by traffic police on a bus in North Acton at approximately 1.25am.”

No criminal allegations have been made over the incident.

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dickemery1 hour ago
where l live if you don’t have the correct money,you don’t travel,so late nite buses ,leaves young and old at a bus stop in the middle of nowhere,not right,being a woman driver ,you had thought,she might have compassion,sack her,and councils ,show some responsibilty
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Brian Burnell5 hours ago
The driver closed the bus doors, turned off the lights and drove off in the middle of the night with a young girl. What else did this idiot have to do to be charged with kidnapping?

What an idiot. And TfL also seeking to justify their idiot employee’s conduct.

That there are no criminal charges is an utter disgrace.
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Millio7 hours ago
Her brother is just as much an idiot as the bus driver
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wpalmer447 hours ago
Good or bad pass who cares, If I were the driver…. One look at the girl and then my watch would tell me this is a youngster out on her own late at night, I would be better just to take her to where she wants to go and forget the whole incident.
After all if it was my daughter …….
What this driver did is just thoughtless.
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AdamS10 hours ago
Another whinging migrant. Why is this the lead story?!
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Millio7 hours ago
Because idiots like you are so easy to manipulate
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THFC6 hours ago
another winging lonely British bedsitter moan moan moan.Blame everybody for your plight except yourself
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Maxie10 hours ago
If the ticket was valid, why did the driver take it? And why was this driver so nasty?This behavior calls for being reprimanded. Anything could have happened to this kid.
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Routemaster10 hours ago
Yeah, so what was her 24 year old brother doing then?
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moreblah11 hours ago
1. If the driver thinks the ticket isn’t valid, don’t drive off until the girl gets off.
2. If the ticket is valid but the driver thinks it’s being used fraudulently, make a note of the ticket number, drive and contact the controller to get a revenue inspector to meet the bus along the route. And if no inspector is available make a report when you get back to depot. Either way you let the girl have the ticket because you can’t nick her for using it fraudulently unless she actually has it.
3. If you let her travel because you feel “threatened” by her – which is a popular get out for not following guidelines – don’t drive off later with just you and her in the bus!

How many things has this driver done wrong?
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Brian Burnell5 hours ago
Breathing!
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black and proud11 hours ago
funny how in comments below no blame is attached to the driver
I wonder had the girl been white and the driver had brown skin the hate brigade would have been saying sack him, deport him, and these pathetic idiots wonder why governments don”t listen
to them.oh might have been one, elected in Germany in 1930″s
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Routemaster10 hours ago
I’d change your name mate, black racists have nothing to be proud of either.
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Melvyn12 hours ago
Well buses have gone cashless and drivers have been told on TFL Chair Boris instructions to tell intending passengers to leave bus if they don’t have a valid ticket and can’t pay using contactless payment card !

Funny thing is route 207 used to have free Artic buses !
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moreblah11 hours ago
Yes, but she did have a valid ticket.
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Marly16 hours ago
So her 24 year old brother just left her on the bus?
Not too smart by the driver either.
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Routemaster17 hours ago
Two questions; why did this girl only have a temporary pass and if she is so vulnerable at 16, why was she out at that time of night anyway? Possibly the pass was temporary because the normal one had been withdrawn for some reason? Whatever, storm in a teacup, but of course due to her ethnic origin it will be blown up into a full scale incident……
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ASHLEYBOGLE-FRIMPONG16 hours ago
Refugee ” fleeing persecution ” ?
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Routemaster14 hours ago
Probably.
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d.alek16 hours ago
Bet you’re glad it wasn’t your daughter, eh?
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Mr C14 hours ago
you’re the one talking about ethnic origin? If there was no photo or name given, would you have still thought she was in the wrong?
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Routemaster14 hours ago
Did I say she was in the wrong? No, I am just suspicious, as was this driver, and quite rightly. Too many people try fiddling the buses, maybe this one didn’t, but the whole thing is blown out of proportion by the media and this family.
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ASHLEYBOGLE-FRIMPONG13 hours ago
If it emerges it will be interesting to
see the effernicitee of the driver.
From my observations the bro in the cab
would often just wave the passenger bro
through without paying.
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johnfaganwilliams14 hours ago
Storm in a teacup? Young girl left in the dark now knowing where she was. Driver TOTALLY in the wrong in every aspect of this. From your name Routemaster I assume you must be a professional driver or at least involved in some way. God, I hope you are better at your job than your comments suggest. I also assume you have no children. Suggest you don’t change that status.
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Routemaster14 hours ago
No, I’m retired. I just like to see bus drivers doing their job by challenging seemingly dodgy documentation..­…..
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Bazza13 hours ago
A retired what
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Routemaster10 hours ago
Bazza is that really you? Then you know what job I did, I was on your team.
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moreblah11 hours ago
A temporary pass is typically issued when the regular pass fails. The girl would probably have had a 16-18 Oystercard with her picture on it, meaning a replacement couldn’t be issued over the counter. So she would surrender the old card and be issued a temporary pass until the new one is available. It still has a unique number linked to the original card so the authorities can still trace who should and shouldn’t be using it.
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Routemaster10 hours ago
This pass appears to be issued for ONE DAY only. These are typically issued when a revenue inspector confiscates a pass because you breached the rules. Maybe a Standard reporter could actually confirm some facts here and not just take the “victim’s” word for everything…..­..?
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moreblah10 hours ago
The ticket (from the picture on the homepage) says Female, Youth, Bus Pass, Season, Starts 27th July, Expires 11th August.
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Routemaster8 hours ago
Moreblah: Sorry, didn’t spot all that. So it expired at midnight then? In which case, why should the driver not query a 16 year old out at that time with a temporary pass (again usually only issued if you break the rules). The driver was right to challenge her. Why should taxpayers pay for these people to travel around at that time of night? They are supposed to be for students to get to college etc…….
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moreblah7 hours ago
No. Expires 0429 on 12th August. According to the article the incident occurred at 11pm on 3rd August. A 16-18 pass is based on age not education. You’re thinking of the 18+ Student pass. In any case both allow you to travel whenever you like.

“Why should taxpayers pay…?”

Rather a philosophical question. The ticket is valid and not suspicious (on the basis of what is in the article). The bus driver might have also asked that question, but they are not employed to decide what the rules should be.
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RobbedbyCarney17 hours ago
Should be charged by the police.
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black and proud17 hours ago
Trust this driver will be sacked
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After being arrested for child endangerment I hope.
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Kidnapping!
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Crossrail-tunnel-hole Council, Tower Hamlets, lacks basic standards

By © Muhammad Haque / KHOODEELAAR / CBRUK / LAWMEDIA 2006

 

The UK’s channel 4 TV ran a programme last night [Friday 17 February 2006] cataloguing the brazen violation of democratic and civilised standards by Tony Blair regime – both in govt and within the former Labour [the Blaired-Browned 'New' Labour] party now in fast decline as a force for ethical standard in society the violence done by Blaired time-serving toughies at the 2005 party conference against a victim of Nazi Germany – Walter Wolfgang, a labour party member for 57 years, would be unbelievable if the details of his abysmal treatment were shown on a ‘foreign’ TV station. The creepy careerists who physically manhandled Walter included a black man and two white men. The two white men were reported as having been Blairing local councillors. They showed no remorse for their violence against Walter and his much younger fellow pro-democracy protester against the Blairing descent into undemocracy within the Party. The role of Blaring councillors has become a very hot political issue in the East End of London. Councillors have been found to have been touting for the Crossrail tunnel-hole attack on the community. The atmosphere of political campaigning for democratic accountability by the controlling group of Tower Hamlets Councillors is getting hotter by the day. Local MP George Galloway has already confirmed that he and his RESPECT Coalition would join the local community in civil disobedience and judicial review actions to stop the Crossrail tunnel-hole. Against this background, Blairing local Government Minister Phil Woolas’s appointment of any number of ‘Standards Board’ members looks unmistakably surreal and ridiculous.

0800 Hrs GMT London Saturday 18 February 2006 

© The Author /KHOODEELAAR /CBRUK/LAWMEDIA 2006 

The Brick Lane London E1 Area campaign against the CROSSRAIL tunnel-hole BILL 

[UK House of Commons] 

 http://www.khoodeelaar.com 

Email 

 lawmedia@hotmail.com 

KHOODEELAAR! Action against Tower Hamlets Council’s role in backing Crossrail tunnel-hole Bill!!!!!! 

NEXT Khoodeelaar! Demo against the East London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council 

to democratically force that Council to pass the single resolution against Crossrail hole Bill which the khoodeelaar campaign meeting on 22 January 2006 passed 

Venue, time and transport details will be posted here in the next 72 hours 

[Time from 0800 Hrs GMT Sat 18 Feb 2006] 

___________________________________________________ 

Woolly words from Blairing local Govt Minister Phil Woolas do not inspire confidence about standard of [or in or on] Tower Hamlets Council that has made the community so cross for its crass collusion for the imposition of the Crossrail tunnel/hole attacks on our Borough 

Today’s [Saturday 18 February 2006] 

Blairing propaganda includes the spot allocated by all Blair-complaint ‘local govt journos’ filing piles of pliant plugs about alleged standards on local Councils in England being allegedly backed by Phil Woolas. 

Woolly Woolas issued words of utter inanity on Friday 17 February 2006 to the effect that he was announcing “the appointment of three new members of the Standards Board for England. “ 

Khoodeelaaronline REPORTS reproduce below one of those woolly plug pieces. 

In that piece, officially released-issued by Woolas on Friday 17 Feb 2006, there are references to the area of Tower Hamlets. 

But those references are empty of ethical substance or constitutional validity. They are devoid of democratic legitimacy. The democratic deficit that in every area of real needs in the Borough, Tower Hamlets Council has been shown to have been abused by the controlling clique that has been making the key decisions in all the crucial areas and all the decisions have been made against the wishes and the preferences of the people in the Borough. 

And the areas include the total lack of accountability to the community by the controlling clique of councillors and ‘senior employees’. This is most starkly exhibited in the dire defiance by the controlling clique of the community’s overwhelming demand that the Council pass a single resolution totally and empathetically and categorically opposing the Crossrail tunnel-hole in the Brick Lane London E1 area. 

Khoodeelaar! Campaign Updates are posted round the clock on 

 http://www.khoodeelaar.com 

KHOODEELAAR! QUOTE BELOW 18 Feb 2006 

Local Government Minister Phil Woolas has announced the appointment of three new members of the Standards Board for England. 

Paul Gott, Elizabeth Hall and Judith Simons have joined the Standards Board, an executive NDPB, funded by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. 

Its officers investigate allegations of misconduct against members of local authorities. 

It also promotes high standards of conduct in local government by issuing guidance about the conduct of council members, and about the way in which conduct issues are dealt with by local authorities. 

Local Government Minister Phil Woolas said: “I am very pleased to announce these appointments to the Standards Board. Paul Gott, Elizabeth Hall and Judith Simons will bring extensive skills and experience to help the Board to develop its role in the maintenance of high standards of conduct in local government. 

“Public confidence in the conduct of local authorities is vital, so it is critical that the Board can continue to provide the support and guidance to local authority members to ensure that standards remain high.” 

Mr Gott is a barrister and a member of Fountain Court Chambers. 

He was appointed as junior counsel to the Crown in 1999 and appointed to the Treasury Counsel “A” Panel in 2005. 

He practises in commercial and employment law, with employment law specialisations in the areas of strike action, discrimination and equal pay, on which he regularly advises Government departments and private clients. 

Commercial law specialisations include civil fraud, banking and accountants’ negligence. 

Judy Simons is Professor of English and Pro Vice Chancellor at De Montfort University, where she has responsibility for Quality and Standards and Chairs the University Human Research Ethics Committee. She is a Board member of the Higher Education Academy and Chair of Council. 

She is also on the Strategic Committee for Leadership, Governance and Management at the Higher Education Funding Council for England. 

She has chaired a number of national academic bodies, including the Council of University Deans of Arts and Humanities. She has published widely on literary studies and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the English Association. 

Elizabeth Hall has worked for the past ten years in the Financial Services Authority, the single regulator for the financial services industry, mainly on consumer protection, complaints, and financial capability. 

She was appointed to London Travelwatch last year, and is a member of the Queen Mary University of London Research Ethics Committee and of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Schools Forum. 

Elizabeth has several lay responsibilities in the Church of England, including chair of the Tower Hamlets Synod and as an examining chaplain for the Stepney Area. 

KHOODEELAAR! UNQUOTE ABOVE 18 Feb 2006

0220 GMT London Weds 13 August 2014. Alistair Darling may have got a “boost” in his image in the past week but he has failed for nine years to answer some Questions that we put to him in 2005 over his abuse of office and his granting of £100 Million of the UK Public money to an unaccountable Big Biz Agenda front outfit….

August 13, 2014

Crossrail hole Bill – NO CAMPAIGN warns Alistair Darling MP on Xrail ££ abuse

CBRUK / KHOODEELAAR 2005 

 

 

1000 Hrs GMT Friday 23 December 2005-12-23 

To Alistair Darling MP 

Dear Alistair, 

Questions to ALISTAIR DARLING (MP, Secretary of State, UK Transport Department) about the ‘uses’ and abuses of the £100M he (A Darling) has just granted for CROSSRAIL promotion 

1. The statement made on your behalf in the (UK) House of Lords by your colleague (the peer called Davies) refers in effect to the ‘power’ as being made available in section 6 of the Railways Act 2005 when you had made the grant of £100Million available to the Cross London railway (CLRL). 

2. However, the contents of Section 6 of the Railways Act 2005 do not show any requirement that the fund/s made available under the statute (‘The Railways Act 2005’) will have to be publicly accounted for and that a rigorous and independent and publicly inspectable and needed regime of accountability and justification would prevail over and around all the uses of the granted public fund/s. 

3. That raises the most obvious possibility that a part (or more) of the fund/s may well be open to abuse and in the context of the FACTS of the many corrupt tendencies that have been shown by the main bands of the anti-society, anti-social, pro-sleaze promoters of the Crossrail hole Bill plans as far as these violate the very future stability, existence of the community in the Brick Lane London E1 Area, the chances of such abuses are very real. 

4. As we have shown during the past 2 years in our representations, in our analyses and in the evidence against the plan for a Crossrail hole in the Brick Lane London E1 Area and as we have also highlighted those in our questions put to you against the Crossrail hole plans and against the Crossrail hole Bill, 

5. Identified members of the controlling group on the present Tower Hamlets Council have made several totally untruthful statements in the area quite wrongly and unlawfully and dishonestly ‘asserting’ that the Crossrail hole attacks as planned on the community would mean that there would be ‘benefits’. 

6. The identified pluggers have all been associated with the controlling group on the present Tower Hamlets Council. Either they have been members of the Council. Or they have been overly paid agents or contractors and employees of the present Council. 

7. No member of the public in the Borough of Tower Hamlets who is not linked with the controlling group on the present Tower Hamlets Council has said or implied that there could be anything but disaster for the community unless the Crossrail hole plan in the Brick Lane London E1 Area is stopped completely. 

8. Your granting of such a large amount of public cash to the secretly operated CLRL makes it very possible for substantial misuse in promoting the series of lies for a Crossrail hole by temporarily diverting or distorting the focus of the community’s attention with the abuse of funds that may well be channelled into the hands of elements that the CLRL and your Department wishes to influence in order that the Crossrail, hole plan would remain as it is in the Crossrail Bill. 

9. What is the actual mechanism that is in place to show that our observation and analysis and apprehension are not factually founded?

100 Hrs GMT Friday 23 December 2005-12-23 

SENT To Alistair Darling MP 

At his address at the Department for Transport 

also sent to the DfT Crossrail Bill ‘Team’ 

London UK 

Dear Alistair, 

Questions to ALISTAIR DARLING (MP, Secretary of State, UK Transport Department) about the ‘uses’ and abuses of the £100M he (A Darling) has just granted for CROSSRAIL promotion 

1. The statement made on your behalf in the (UK) House of Lords by your colleague (the peer called Davies) refers in effect to the ‘power’ as being made available in section 6 of the Railways Act 2005 when you had made the grant of £100Million available to the Cross London Railway (CLRL). 

2. However, the contents of Section 6 of the Railways Act 2005 do not show any requirement that the fund/s made available under the statute (‘The Railways Act 2005’) will have to be publicly accounted for and that a rigorous and independent and publicly inspectable and needed regime of accountability and justification would prevail over and around all the uses of the granted public fund/s. 

3. That raises the most obvious possibility that a part (or more) of the fund/s may well be open to abuse and in the context of the FACTS of the many corrupt tendencies that have been shown by the main bands of the anti-society, anti-social, pro-sleaze promoters of the Crossrail hole Bill plans as far as these violate the very future stability, existence of the community in the Brick Lane London E1 Area, the chances of such abuses are very real. 

4. As we have shown during the past 2 years in our representations, in our analyses and in the evidence against the plan for a Crossrail hole in the Brick Lane London E1 Area and as we have also highlighted those in our questions put to you against the Crossrail hole plans and against the Crossrail hole Bill, 

5. Identified members of the controlling group on the present Tower Hamlets Council have made several totally untruthful statements in the area quite wrongly and unlawfully and dishonestly ‘asserting’ that the Crossrail hole attacks as planned on the community would mean that there would be ‘benefits’. 

6. The identified pluggers have all been associated with the controlling group on the present Tower Hamlets Council. Either they have been members of the Council. Or they have been overly paid agents or contractors and employees of the present Council. 

7. No member of the public in the Borough of Tower Hamlets who is not linked with the controlling group on the present Tower Hamlets Council has said or implied that there could be anything but disaster for the community unless the Crossrail hole plan in the Brick Lane London E1 Area is stopped completely. 

8. Your granting of such a large amount of public cash to the secretly operated CLRL makes it very possible for substantial misuse in promoting the series of lies for a Crossrail hole by temporarily diverting or distorting the focus of the community’s attention with the abuse of funds that may well be channelled into the hands of elements that the CLRL and your Department wishes to influence in order that the Crossrail, hole plan would remain as it is in the Crossrail Bill. 

9. What is the actual mechanism that is in place to show that our observation and analysis and apprehension are not factually founded?

CBRUK / KHOODEELAAR 2005

As we said on 12 September 2007: Tower Hamlets Council clique twisted words and wrongly used them too. ““ Ultimately, Council must respect Crossrail’s overreaching duty to have regard to the paramount importance of the health and safety of Crossrail passengers and workers which will dictate the location of such shafts.”

August 13, 2014

Crossrail hole plot-inviting East London Council admits to shafting community

 

For nearly 4 years the Khoodeelaar! Campaign had been saying that Tower Hamlets Council had been a tout for Big Business Crossrail hole plot . 

But there was no written proof in so many words.

For nearly 4 years the Khoodeelaar! Campaign had been saying that Tower Hamlets Council had been a tout for Big Business Crossrail hole plot . 

But there was no written proof in so many words. 

Until after 1845 Hrs GMT on Tuesday 11 September 2007 when the Khoodeelaar! campaign organiser Muhammad Haque was presented with the very written words! 

In a written answer [!] to a Question put to the full Council by Muhammad Haque under the Tower Hamlets Council’s agenda item ‘Questions submitted by members of the public’ [Agenda Item No 6] demanding to know why the Council had failed to pass the unequivocal NO to CrossRail hole Bill motion that the community had asked the Council to pass, Tower Hamlets Council’s Crossrail hole plot-backing controlling bureaucracy offered ‘as a reason’ their ‘consistent’ ‘support’ of the ‘principle of Crossrail’ as follows: 

“ Ultimately, Council must respect Crossrail’s overreaching duty to have regard to the paramount importance of the health and safety of Crossrail passengers and workers which will dictate the location of such shafts.” 

The word shaft is also a many-faceted confirmation of Tower Hamlets Council’s confession to being a touting agency for the Big Business CrossRail. 

The community calls these planned assaults as ‘Crossrail holes’. 

2328 Hrs GMT London Tuesday 12 August 2014. CONTEXTUALLY reviewing the role of racistly lying “local newspaper’ “The ‘East London Idiotiser” which lied in May 2008 when it concealed part of the information about then Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s reasons for seriously thinking of scrapping Crossrail…. The main reason was the arguments against the Big Biz scam that the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign had established.. The Idiotiser was also by then already aligned with the racists and was engaged in additionally racistly lying as it pretended that the Campaign in the East End and from the East End was not happening! [To be continued]

August 12, 2014

2328 Hrs GMT London Tuesday 12 August 2014. CONTEXTUALLY reviewing the role of  racistly lying “local newspaper’ “The ‘East London Idiotiser” which lied in May 2008 when it concealed part of the information about then Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s reasons for seriously thinking of scrapping Crossrail….

The main reason was the arguments against the Big Biz scam that the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign had established.. The Idiotiser was also by then already aligned with the racists and was engaged in additionally racistly lying as it pretended that the Campaign in the East End and from the East End was not happening!

[To be continued]

 

 

 

 

PM may shelve £16bn Crossrail over cost fears

Monday, May 19, 2008 
6:04 PM

 

EXCLUSIVE by Ted Jeory

PRIME Minister Gordon Brown is “more than likely” to shelve the £16 billion Crossrail project for several years, even when it receives Royal Assent this summer, a senior figure in the scheme has warned.

A highly placed source in Crossrail’s management team fears the PM will put the cross-London ‘super tube’ rail link on hold amid increasing concerns about the effect of the credit crunch on the economy.

Crossrail bosses are bracing themselves for the bad news, expected within a few months.

The Crossrail Bill completed its final round of scrutiny before a House of Lords select committee last week, paving the way for a final reading in the Commons and Royal Assent in July.

But although Downing Street finally gave the nod to a £16bn funding package last October, Crossrail chiefs fear the deteriorating economic climate, spiralling Olympic costs and the election of Tory Boris Johnson as Mayor of London will persuade Mr Brown to delay construction.

The source said: “It’s only my opinion and not the corporate line, but my strong feeling is that in the current circumstances, the Government will more than likely delay the project by a few years. There’s quite a few of us who think that.

“But once we get Royal Assent, the Act will last for 10 years, so we’ll still be able to start the engineering fully at any time before that runs out.”

Revealing frustration with political and civil service meddling, he added: “Unfortunately, it’s yet another example of how this country seems not to be able to run major projects.

“The Treasury never seems willing or capable of being accountable for these things.”

If Mr Brown does pull the plug, it will be a devastating blow to the Corporation of London and for Canary Wharf Group, the two organisations which stand to gain the most from Crossrail.

Preparations for a new Isle of Dogs station at West India Quay were expected to start early next year, along with compulsory purchase schemes in Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road in the West End.

As Chancellor, Mr Brown was said never to be a huge fan of Crossrail and believed businesses, particularly the City and Canary Wharf, should foot a larger share of the bill.

Mr Brown is likely to feel reluctant about another major project for the capital, with London now in the control of the Conservatives and with mutterings in the rest of Britain about the scale of public money being ploughed into the Olympics.

But although Crossrail’s communications manager Ian Rathbone acknowledged the project was at the mercy of others, he said there was a determination to carry on.

He added: “We will be continuing with the programme that we have laid out.

 

By © Muhammad Haque 0602 Hrs GMT London Sunday 10 August 2014. Evidentially contextually diagnosing the operation of the multifaceted assaults by Big Biz City of London interests on the Brick Lane London E1 Area via their then fronting “Parliamentary” tool the Crossrail hole Bill: One day that witnessed Kay Jordan quickly expose and reject that plethora of lies in the House of Pee-rs in March 2008….

August 10, 2014

By © Muhammad Haque
0602 Hrs GMT
London
Sunday
10 August 2014.

By © Muhammad Haque 0602 Hrs GMT London Sunday 10 August 2014. Evidentially contextually diagnosing the operation of the multifaceted assaults by Big Biz City of London interests on the Brick Lane London E1 Area via their then fronting “Parliamentary” tool the Crossrail hole Bill: One day that witnessed Kay Jordan quickly expose and reject that plethora of lies in the House of Pee-rs in March 2008….

The evidence shows that the “Spitalfields Housing Association” was being
used as a stooge for the Crossrail Bill interests.
So blatant was the confidence in the fact that the “Spitalfields Housing Association”
would be a useful stooge that Elvin, the “barrister” made a complacent reference to almost that effect.
And what then happened?
A tiny person called Kay Jordan asked the Chair to be allowed to make a comment on Elvin.
And the Chair, as ever, was unable to cope, as it were and exclaimed, “Oh No”.
The actual records have him as “Oh, please
Kay Jordan did manage to get her objections in.
And she got it about right.

______

Session 2007-08
Publications on the internet
Crossrail Bill Committee Publications
Crossrail Bill – Minutes of Evidence [Back to Report]

Here you can browse the Minutes of Evidence which were ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 19 May 2008.

DAY TWELVE THURSDAY 13 MARCH 2008
Before:

Examination of Witnesses (Questions 5120 – 5139)

  5120. MS JORDAN: I simply wanted to find out because we have never seen an alignment of Whitechapel Station on that and I wanted to take the opportunity to ask Mr Berryman whether he had it because that is the only way I have ever found out any information about route alignments or what they have done and what they have considered and not done. In fact, route alignment B, I got that information on 25 January 2007 and I had to present my petition on 30 January 2007, and I think that is not adequate time for public information. It may be something that we will be able to take up other than your restrictions on the route alignment.
   (Mr Berryman) Yes.
  5121. CHAIRMAN: Have you got any further questions for Mr Berryman?
  5122. MS JORDAN: No. That is it, thank you very much.

Examined by THE COMMITTEE
  5123. LORD YOUNG OF NORWOOD GREEN: I have a question which arises out of something that Ms Jordan said. Have you got an agreement with every school that is in that area? We covered one school and Ms Jordan seemed to indicate that there was a school that had not reached an agreement.
  5124. MR ELVIN: No. It was in relation to a school governor. What I am told is that the school governors have been told they are more than welcome to come along. One school governor has attended on one occasion, but only one. If the school governors wish to come along and wish to speak to us they are more than welcome to do so. The School Liaison Group is a liaison group of all the local schools. No-one is omitted. If anyone wants to participate that is what the Liaison Group is for.
  5125. LORD YOUNG OF NORWOOD GREEN: Every school is represented on the School Liaison Committee?
  5126. MR ELVIN: Yes. I have got a few supplementary questions for Mr Berryman. Just as a point of information because of some of the matters that have been raised this afternoon, it is not correct to say that other representatives of the community have been precluded from coming. The Spitalfields Housing Association petitioned the Commons and Mr Oudin, on behalf of the Housing Association, gave evidence to the Committee and received an assurance from us that we would continue to liaise with them, and indeed it is the Chairman of the Spitalfields Housing Association who has been chairing such panel meetings as there have been recently. I can give you the references. It is the Commons Special Committee report, volume 3, and it runs from pages 1050 to 1055. Mr Oudin gave evidence on behalf of the local housing association and the local people involved in that to the Commons. The housing association has not petitioned your Lordships’ House, so it is not right to say that some of the other associations have somehow been disbarred or prevented from coming. They got an assurance from us. It is in the register of undertakings. Just for the record, if you want to see Dr Pedretti’s petition, she did petition the Commons. She is in the same volume, the transcript of her petition being heard is at pages 930 through to page 934.
  5127. MS JORDAN: Sir, for the record—
  5128. CHAIRMAN: Oh, please, no.
  5129. MS JORDAN: Could I just say that I am in fact a member of that housing association committee. Mr Alan Oudin is no longer their Chair. The Chair is called Mr Askandar Ali. He is also the Vice Chair of the SSBA. We work very closely with the housing association. They were unable to get their petition together and therefore it did not get in in time, but they felt with our SSBA one, we are a sister organisation, they were quite happy to run with that, but I can assure you that we all know each other in the local community. We are all concerned about this. We own joint properties with Spitalfields Housing Association and our concerns are also their concerns, and I think it is wrong to present this as if you are trying to divide and rule us. We are the people that will be suffering when these lorries go round our area.
  5130. MR ELVIN: There is no question of us seeking to divide and rule. The point I am making to the Committee, as the committee well knows, is that we, like the Committee, are not seeking to preclude anyone being heard. I am simply making the point that the account that was being given of an attempt to exclude less advantaged members of the communities is simply wrong. What Ms Jordan has just said, in fact, is that they are represented through her own association if they are closely associated. I am simply responding to that point. If I may, I just have a few supplementary questions for Mr Berryman.

1812 Hrs GMT London Saturday 09 August 2014. How we mobilised against the Big Biz Agenda-fronting “Crossrail Bill” and exposed both the bankruptcy of the UK House of Commons and the rampant corruption of the controlling clique operating in Tower Hamlets Council – in 2006

August 9, 2014

1812 Hrs GMT London Saturday 09 August 2014.

How we mobilised against the Big Biz Agenda-fronting “Crossrail Bill” and exposed both the bankruptcy of the UK House of Commons and the rampant corruption of the controlling clique operating in Tower Hamlets Council – in 2006

Khoodeelaar! campaign against Crossrail hole Tower Hamlets Council
By © Muhammad Haque
0800 GMT London
13.06.2006

As the House of Commons ‘Select committee’ on the ‘Crossrail Bill’ hears formal presentation of objections from several individuals and local groups in the Brick Lane and Whitechapel area in the Portcullis House, in Westminster, London SW1 starting at 1000 Hrs [0900 GMT] today [13 June 2006], the Khoodeelaar! Campaign is gearing up its pressure on the ‘new’ Tower Hamlets Council, which has been the single most culpable ‘democratic entity’ that has touted against the local community and has brought upon the Eats End the massive threat of the Crossrail attacks. The only democratic and constitutional defence of the community should have been a democratically elected body, the local council! Instead, it is the grassroots community based Khoodeelaar! That has had to be established to defend the community against the treachery and betrayal of the Bliar-ed [Blaired] local council! The battle continues!

©Muhammad Haque
/Khoodeelaar/CBRUK/LAWMEDIA 2006

No to CrossRail-hole Tower Hamlets Council programme Tues 13 June
Khoodeelaar publishes second Motion for the full Council meeting on June 21
On Monday 12 June 2006, Khoodeelaar! The Brick Land and Whitechapel London E1 Area campaign against the Crossrail hole Council delivered the first of a new series of Open Letters to Tower Hamlets councillors. They also included the texts of a draft motion for the full meeting of Tower Hamlets Council scheduled to be held on 21 June 2006.
The demand for Tower Hamlets Council to Say No to CrossRail is the continuation of the demand made by the Khoodeelaar! campaign meeting held on 22 January 2006 which was supported by more than 1000 people who turned up to back the campaign against the CrossRail attack on the Brick Lane London E1 area.
Today’s Khoodeelaar! Campaign activities also include the publication of the latest Khoodeelaar! exposé of the Crossrail-hole-plot backing controlling clique on Tower Hamlets Council – and an updated analysis of that clique’s lies for Crossrail as confirmed before the ‘select committee’ on the ‘Crossrail Bill’.
• The Khoodeelaar! Letter to Tower Hamlets Councillors being published today [Tuesday 13 June 2006] will include the following legal and constitutional points:-
• That Khoodeelaar! will take individual councillors to court – when the series of court actions is commenced as soon as possible after the conclusion of the current formal meetings of the ‘House of Commons Crossrail Bill select committee – and that the key ground against the particular councillors will be their roles in either misleading the community or making misleading communications or comments or statements to or about the community and for the CrossRail hole plan scheme project Bill
a. b. That Khoodeelaar! will support and where necessary initiate the full and comprehensive investigation of electoral fraud and offences that might have been committed at the 4 May 2006 elections.
The idea behind the Khoodeelaar! campaign has been a deeply moral and a highly constitutional one – to apply all the known and commonly perceived concepts of democratic representation by causing all holders of public office in the locality to acknowledge their duties in context and to actively engage in delivering the representation that they are in office to deliver.
In the campaign activities focussing on the Crossrail hole-inviting Tower Hamlets Council, we are today publishing details of the meeting of the Council ‘cabinet’ held on 6 October 2004.
That meeting was observed by over fifteen members of the various local groups opposed to the Crossrail hole plan. During that meeting, the then chair of Tower Hamlets Council’s regeneration committee or the ‘lead member’ for ‘regeneration’ made a number of statements that were described by the CBRUK Central Executive council as misleading.

CBRUK Central wrote to the Council’s chief executive Christine Gilbert putting on the record the organisation’s objections to the statements and role of Michael Keith. Christine Gilbert took her time ands did not reply until late in October 2004.

When she did reply, she claimed that the interpretation by CBRUK Central of Michael Keith’s statement/s had been inaccurate.

She asserted that she knew because she was present at the meeting concerned and that she also had seen the minutes of the meeting.
When CBRUKCentral asked Gilbert to let them have a copy of the alleged version of the alleged minutes, Gilbert failed to deliver.

That failure was not exceptional.

Throughout her time in the post of chief executive – a post she occupied after being eased into it by Michael Keith who had played a decisive role in Gilbert’s appointment to the post for which a better candidate was rejected – Gilbert persistently defied the democratic requirements and let the community stay in the dark about all crucial decisions that he took for the controlling clique. Of all the damaging acts, her role in prompting the Crossrail hole attack on the East End has been the most far-reaching one confirming the Big Business and City of London agenda to uproot the community out of its home and to make the East End ready for takeover
…The Khoodeelaar! movement is here to help defeat that assault and betrayal.


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