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

0352 GMT Why Councils must be rid of corrupt cabals, cliques and councillors and anyone else who is corrupt, dishonest and is in collusion with criminals within or via the Council.. REELING OFF ROTHERHAM Now this vindication of what we have been claiming about some London Councils, typified by Tower Hamlets Council for years. That the Council is in the grip of a corrupt controlling clique! A corrupt Council is, as this latest evidence shows, a criminal Council! Corruption and criminality do not have any place in any Council. [To be continued]

September 2, 2014

REELING OFF ROTHERHAM

 

0352 GMT

Why Councils must be rid of corrupt cabals, cliques and councillors and anyone else who is corrupt, dishonest and is in collusion with criminals within or via the Council..

REELING OFF ROTHERHAM

Now this vindication of what we have been claiming about some London Councils, typified by Tower Hamlets Council for years.

That the Council is in the grip of a corrupt controlling clique!

A corrupt Council is, as this latest evidence shows, a criminal Council!

Corruption and criminality do not have any place in any Council.

[To be continued]

 

Rotherham

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/01/home-office-rotherham-child-abuse-research-stolen-claim-panorama

REELING OFF ROTHERHAM 1650 GMT London Monday 01 September 2014. CORRUPTION allegations (made against Tower Hamlets Council to the BBC Panorama programme-makers) reportedly tackled by “Council chiefs” in Tower Hamlets by spending over £120,000 of public money which they paid to spin coaches and “lawyers”.

September 1, 2014

REELING OFF ROTHERHAM 
1650 GMT London Monday 01 September 2014.
CORRUPTION allegations (made against Tower Hamlets Council to the BBC Panorama programme-makers) reportedly tackled by “Council chiefs” in Tower Hamlets by spending over £120,000 of public money which they paid to
spin coaches and “lawyers”.
One staggering component in their “statement” published in Fleet Street today says that they didn’t have any in-house lawyers who had the capacity to deal with the issues!
Incredible admission there!
[To be continued]
CORRUPTION allegations

By © Muhammad Haque 11424 [1418] [1330] [1310] GMT London Monday 01 September 2014 CONSOLIDATING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY IN THE EAST END OF LONDON**** BENTH BULLETIN the Pioneer.. What did it “pioneer”? Ans: for a start, it was THE ONLY SUCH ACTION BULLETIN that reached parts in London in the 1980s that other “bulletins” didn’t! It was the ONLY BULLETIN that was “secretly” looked for by most avid GLC members when they checked the NEWS PAPERS strand at the corner of the Members’ lounge of the Greater London Council. The ILEA (Inner London EducatioN Authority) was openly, repeatedly, consistently acknowledging the role of the BENTH BULLETIn in getting across the message about the “Bangladeshis’ Educational Needs in Tower Hamlets” (B.E.N.T.H)(BENTH). [To be UPDATED]

September 1, 2014

By © Muhammad Haque

 

11424 [1418] [1330] [1310] GMT London 

Monday 01 September 2014

Asab Uddin Pix by MH

 

CONSOLIDATING THE 

FOUNDATIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY IN THE EAST END OF LONDON

BENTH BULLETIN the Pioneer..

What did it “pioneer”?

Ans: for a start, it was THE ONLY SUCH ACTION BULLETIN that reached parts in London in the 1980s that other “bulletins” didn’t!

It was the ONLY BULLETIN that was “secretly” looked for by most avid GLC members when they checked the NEWS PAPERS strand at the corner of the Members’ lounge of the Greater London Council.

The ILEA (Inner London EducatioN Authority) was openly, repeatedly, consistently  acknowledging the role of the BENTH BULLETIn in getting across the message about the “Bangladeshis’ Educational Needs in Tower Hamlets” (B.E.N.T.H)(BENTH).

[To be UPDATED]

UPDATER ORIGINAL REPORT.

Just an hour ago:

The man was at the bus stop in 

the Bethnal Green Road. 

Wilmot Street bus stop (westbound) 

where I was about to wait for a bus going west. 

He said, in Seelotee, “I’ve been talking about you..”

Me:  Keeta Maat? What about?

Ashab Uddin (“for it is he!”):

Things you did for Education 

and the Community?

Me: Keeta Mono Ahsay? 

What do you remember?

Ashab Uddin (AU): My article (written in Bangladeshi – using Bangla script) that you translated into English and published din the BENTH BULLETIN.

Me: Was it any good?

AU: Very good. It made a difference.

[To be continued]

Md. Ashab Uddin pictured by 

BENTH BULLETIN Editor 

© Muhammad Haque in 

the Bethnal Green Road 

London E2

at 1144 Hrs GMT Monday 

01 September 2014

By © Muhammad Haque 1351 [1330] [1310] GMT London Monday 01 September 2014 CONSOLIDATING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY IN THE EAST END OF LONDON

September 1, 2014

Asab Uddin Pix by MH

By © Muhammad Haque

1330 [1310] GMT London 

Monday 01 September 2014

CONSOLIDATING THE 

FOUNDATIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY IN THR EAST END OF LONDON

BENTH BULLETIN the Pioneer..

UPDATER ORIGINAL REPORT.

Just an hour ago:

The man was at the bus stop in 

the Bethnal Green Road. 

Wilmot Street bus stop (westbound) 

where I was about to wait for a bus going west. 

He said, in Seelotee, “I’ve been talking about you..”

Me:  Keeta Maat? What about?

Ashab Uddin (“for it is he!”):

Things you did for Education 

and the Community?

Me: Keeta Mono Ahsay? 

What do you remember?

Ashab Uddin (AU): My article (written in Bangladeshi – using Bangla script) that you translated into English and published in the BENTH BULLETIN.

Me: Was it any good?

AU: Very good. It made a difference.

[To be continued]

Md. Ashab Uddin pictured by 

BENTH BULLETIN Editor 

© Muhammad Haque in 

the Bethnal Green Road 

London E2

at 1144 Hrs GMT Monday 

01 September 2014

0914 GMT London Monday 01 September 2014. Tower Hamlets IS being taken over by Big Biz at a faster rate than can be measured or counted at normal human rate… This is being done mainly by the local Tower Hamlets Council being used as the tool and the two MPs colluding with the take-over whole John Biggs is exposed as doing very “little” to even register on the scale of measuring local degeneration by locally crass-o-cracy (thus =crassocracy) that the Council, the other elected post-holders personify and typify….[To be continued]

September 1, 2014

0914 GMT London Monday 01 September 2014.

Tower Hamlets IS being taken over by Big Biz at a faster rate than can be measured or counted at normal human rate… This is being done mainly by the local Tower Hamlets Council being used as the tool and the two MPs colluding with the take-over whole John Biggs is exposed as doing very “little” to even register on the scale of measuring local degeneration by locally crass-o-cracy (thus =crassocracy) that the Council, the other elected post-holders personify and typify…

.[To be continued]

 

RETRIEVED (as a reference for study) from property wire.com the following web page and its contents at 0908 Hrs GMT London Monday 01 September 2014.

 

http://www.propertywire.com/news/europe/london-housing-prices-change-201409019529.html

Changing households in London see housing values grow in east of city

MONDAY, 01 SEPTEMBER 2014
ImageThe total value of residential property in eastern boroughs of central London has grown faster than any other area of the capital, according to new research.

Since the liberalisation of planning laws in 1987, the total value of homes in Hackney has risen by 864%, the fastest of any London borough. This is followed by Tower Hamlets and Southwark, with increases of 684% and 668% respectively, since the same year which also saw the opening of City Airport and the Docklands Light Railway.
 
Beaten into fourth place, Kensington and Chelsea has seen its residential property increase in value by just 661% since 1987 and the gains compare with453% for the whole of Greater London in gross property value over the same period.
 
The research from specialist London estate agents Stirling Ackroyd shows overall that the value of all residential property in Greater London stands at £1.51 trillion, as of June 2014. This compares to just £273 billion in 1987. Moreover, Stirling Ackroyd forecast the value of London property is set to reach £2.01 trillion by the middle of 2017.
 
‘Since the reforms and investment that started almost 30 years ago, London has rebuilt its place at the centre of the financial, cultural and technological worlds,’ said Andrew Bridges, managing director of Stirling Ackroyd.
 
‘At the time, the 1987 Town and Country Planning Order hardly seemed revolutionary but this apparently dry document has proved profoundly effective.  Hackney Council embraced the liberalisation of changes of use with particular gusto, at first through a desperate need for income, and later in a more organised way as the benefits became clear and that is how Hackney, an unlikely candidate at the time, has led the London property market,’ he explained.
 
‘Just as a potent economic force is sweeping away old-fashioned views about particular boroughs, this is hand in hand with a more subtle, cultural shift. Londoners are increasingly looking forwards, turning their backs on the decline that dominated much of the twentieth century,’ he added.
 
In absolute terms, residential property in Hackney was worth just £6 billion in 1987, rising to £57.8 billion as of June 2014, and set to reach £80 billion by the middle of 2017 according to Stirling Ackroyd forecasts. Similarly the value of all homes in Tower Hamlets was £6.2 billion in 1987, £48.5 billion in 2014, and is set to reach £71 billion by 2017.
 
By contrast, residential property in Kensington and Chelsea was already extremely valuable in 1987, worth a total of £13.4 billion, rising to £102.1 billion in June 2014 and potentially reaching £138 billion by 2017. Meanwhile, Westminster remains the most valuable borough in absolute terms, with gross housing wealth of £102.7 billion.
 
‘Old hotspots like Kensington or Westminster remain enormously valuable. But now London is looking east. As the capital’s economic and cultural heart grows outwards and eastwards, the City fringes are demonstrating the greatest dynamism,’ said Bridges.
 
‘Today’s best opportunities exist because of an intricate pattern of new working and living spaces, which only a flexible approach to property uses can allow. Development sites still exist in great numbers around the City of London, and are allowing a growing stock of all types of property,’ he pointed out.
 
‘What matters most for successful neighbourhoods is a willingness to grasp new opportunities.  Investment in infrastructure is needed along the way, as we’ve seen with the DLR and the London Overground. But above all, planning rules that embrace change have been the biggest factor in the creation of new ideas and new wealth,’ he added.

Of all London boroughs, Hackney has seen the fastest individual house price rises, since 1987 saw the opening up of the local residential market. The value of an average home in Hackney now stands at £545,000 as of June 2014. This is 583% more than Hackney’s average residential property price of £79,700 in 1987. By the middle of 2017 Stirling Ackroyd research suggests a home in Hackney could cost on average £723,000, or 807% more than thirty years before in 1987.
 
Second in terms of price growth is Kensington and Chelsea, with the average home now worth 549% more than in 1987. The average home was worth £1,284,000 in the middle of 2014, compared to £198,000 in 1987.
 
‘Price growth has been sharpest for homes on the threshold of London’s future in boroughs like Hackney or Tower Hamlets that in 1987 were just the backdoor to the city. Creative industries, from the arts to technology, are still shifting London’s centre of gravity dramatically eastwards,’ said Bridges.
 
Across Greater London, property prices have increased by an average of 345% since 1987 from £98,700 in 1987 to the current price of £440,000, as of June 2014. By June 2017, the average London home is set to cost £584,000, up 491% over the course of thirty years.
 
Every borough of London has seen residential property prices rise by more than inflation over this timeframe. Even after inflation, the average home in Hackney is now worth 431% more than in 1987, while Kensington and Chelsea has seen real terms price rises of 398% over the same period.
 
Bridges also explained that to keep up with price growth, real progress must also address capacity and this is a growing challenge. ‘At the start of the 1980s London’s population had returned to the level of the Edwardian era at under seven million. So for the last 30 years traditional approaches to housing new waves of residents were enough. But now we are in uncharted territory once again, fast approaching a new record number of Londoners within the next three years,’ he said.
 
The research also shows that growth in the number of homes in London has been led by eastern, central boroughs. Tower Hamlets, Newham and Hackney have seen increases of 85%, 44% and 41% respectively in the number of residential properties since 1987. This is followed by Southwark, up 37%, and Islington, with a 34% increase in the number of local homes.
 
Across the capital, this corresponds to 24% growth in the number of household units since 1987, now totalling 3.4 million homes, as of 2014. This corresponds to an average density of 2,186 properties per square kilometre.
 
Since 1987, the population of Greater London has grown by 26% or 1.78 million new residents. This brings the capital’s population to 8.6 million people, as of June 2014. Such growth is set to continue with 400,000 new residents projected to take London’s population to a new all-time record of nine million by the middle of 2017.
 
This means each of the 32 London boroughs will need to supply homes for an average of 12,500 new residents over the next three years or more than 100 new homes for every single square kilometre of Greater London.
 
‘Finding sites for new homes is a vital part of stimulating prosperity and thanks to open-minded planning rules, some boroughs have done a better job of this than others. But conversions from one use to another are just as critical in providing the most useful, often the most valuable, types of property,’ said Bridges.

‘This is the flexibility that allowed the development of Shoreditch as an artistic centre in the early 1990s. Mixed-use spaces allowed a working and living community of like-minded people, where before there were only dilapidated warehouses. Today the same principle of flexibility and variety is allowing Tech City to flourish, providing thousands of new homes in the Olympic Park and letting the rest of Southwark follow the glittering example of the Southbank. To let this happen policy makers need to help find the space, in a literal sense, for future economic growth,’ he added.

As of June 2014, the average size of a London household was 2.49 people per home, up from an average of 2.44 people per household in 1987. However changes have varied considerably across the capital. The fastest increase in the size of households has been in Newham, up 13% to average 3.04 people per household, the only borough where average households consist of more than three people.
 
By contrast, neighbouring Tower Hamlets has seen the second fastest drop in average household size, down 4%, after Havering which saw households shrink by 5%. Households in Tower Hamlets are now made up of an average of 2.51 people, compared to 2.61 people in 1987.

‘London has become more tightly packed as a whole, illustrating the need for even more new homes. But within this picture, the capital has witnessed a growing diversity of households. Wealthy professionals in places like Tower Hamlets and Chelsea have led to smaller households in these areas, and we’ve seen this change reflected in the average number of bedrooms in new build developments,’ said Bridges.
 
‘Elsewhere, as new industries grow, waves of young professionals have moved as close as possible to central boroughs. In places like Hammersmith, Camden and Wandsworth, the growing number of people per home is due to more professional flat sharers. Particularly further out, the flat sharing trend has combined with growing families since 1987, with Newham and surrounding neighbourhoods seeing the biggest increase in the size of households,’ he added.

 

 

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European States’ Contravention of Human Rights of the Dangerously ill 5 year old*** By © Muhammad Haque 0655 [0628] GMT. London Monday 01 September 2014.

September 1, 2014

By © Muhammad Haque

0655 [0628] GMT. London Monday 01 September 2014.

We use the clip from the SKY NEWS PRESS PREVIEW aired on 31 August 2014 as a piece of evidence. The wider context will be explained in the UPDATES that we shall post following this initial publication via youtube.

We call it three European States’ Contravention of Human Rights of the Dangerously ill 5 year old, parents, the siblings

AADHIKAROnline KHOODEELAAR! Campaign diagnostic item focussing on the brazen violations of the European Conventions on Human Rights

[To be UPDATED]

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I59dez-OWQQ&feature=youtu.be

0628GMT. We call it three European States’ Contravention of Human Rights of the Dangerously ill 5 year old, parents+

September 1, 2014

0628GMT. We call it three European States’ Contravention of Human Rights of the Dangerously ill 5 year old, parents+

European States Contravention of Human Rights

2317 GMT London Sunday 31 August 2014.*** Injustice by an English Judge who condones rapists and condemns rape victims women. * From the London EVENING STANDARD web site dated 28 August 2014. A timely telling tale of a stupid woman judge who marked her retirement as a circuit judge by blaming women victims of rape for the criminals’ attacks and violations of them….* Rosamund Urwin has right go at the retiring injustice

August 31, 2014

2317 GMT London Sunday 31 August 2014.*** Injustice by an English Judge who condones rapists and condemns rape victims women. * From the London EVENING STANDARD web site dated 28 August 2014. A timely telling tale of a stupid woman judge who marked her retirement as a circuit judge by blaming women victims of rape for the criminals’ attacks and violations of them….* Rosamund Urwin has right go at the retiring injustice 

 

 

Rosamund Urwin: Judge the rapist, not how drunk the victim was

Judge Mowat is helping to perpetuate the idea that there’s a perfect victim: sober, sensible and covered-up

Controversy: Judge Mary Jane Mowat worked at Oxford Crown Court (Picture: Google Streetview)

Updated: 11:13, 28 August 2014

 

Do you know what’s a crime? Rape. And do you know what isn’t a crime? Getting sloshed. And yet, however many times this is stated, the edict that gets trumpeted out is aimed at women — don’t drink! — rather than at potential perpetrators: don’t rape.

The latest exponent of this message is Judge Mary Jane Mowat, who (praise the Lord!) retired earlier this month. She’s joining such sages on sexual violence as Cosmopolitan agony aunt Irma Kurtz, who last year advised women not to get boozed up with the boys. But it matters more coming from Mowat’s mouth, because she’s been presiding over rape cases and determining sentences for 18 years.

In an interview with the Oxford Mail, Mowat conceded that it’s not “right to rape a drunken woman” (you don’t say!) but she also said that “the rape conviction statistics will not improve until women stop getting so drunk”. Her suggestion was that juries won’t convict when faced with a female victim who was “off [her] head” and so can’t recall consenting but knows she wouldn’t have done.

Except that’s not what the law says. If a victim is incapacitated through alcohol or drugs, then she or he — and yes, men get raped too, Mowat  — isn’t capable of giving consent. It’s not enough for a defendant to say: “We were both paralytic but she’d been giving me the eye all night.” To improve the rate of rape convictions, it’d help if judges ensured juries knew that.

There’s a broader problem here too, though. Mowat is helping to perpetuate the idea that there’s a perfect female victim: sober, sensible and covered-up. And then if any woman hasn’t lived up to these ideals, she is deemed to have left herself vulnerable. The implication is that she’s partially culpable. That view stops some women coming forward, fearing they will be the one who is judged. Only an estimated 15 per cent of rape survivors report the crime to the police.

According to the Nia project, which campaigns to end violence against women, most victims are sober. But harping on about drunk women masks the real problem, anyway. It’s that all too often, those reporting such crimes aren’t believed. Just look at the grooming of girls by paedophile gangs in Rotherham. Girls repeatedly reported the abuse but were ignored.

Instead of perpetually haranguing women and girls, let’s address potential perpetrators. A good start would be to teach the young about healthy relationships, respect and consent. That isn’t some utopian dream. The author Rachel Vail revealed a perfect example in her son’s college orientation. He was told: “Consent is really too low a bar. Hold out for enthusiasm.”

1150 GMT London Sunday 31 August 2014. London’s West End “activated” as part of the REELING OFF ROTHERHAM ******How the worst racist instincts are being pandered to by the “British Media”, typified in racist bigotry and intolerance as carried by the London Evening Standard.

August 31, 2014

1150 GMT London Sunday 31 August 2014.
REELING OFF ROTHERHAM

 

MARBLEARCH2908wide
How the worst racist instincts are being pandered to by the “British Media”, typified in racist bigotry and intolerance as carried by the London Evening Standard.
The sights of visibly non-Anglo-Saxon poor people sleeping rough on the streets of the West End in London being sternly tackled by the Police must represent to all the racists something that they would like to extend to all of London and other UK urban areas…
Is that what the future holds?
Is that “the preferred, ideal” future?
Is that why the ‘outrage’ about Rotherham has been so pointed?
That the “Asian” rapists, were let off?
How far is THAT attitude from the one that SHOULD be there – that ALL who attack children, women or others must be held to account REGARDLESS of their ethnicity etc?
And where is the “Labour” Party’s take on the poverty on the streets of London now being dealt with as if the poor were another “armed threat” to “England”?
The “Meeja” has been running a sort of foot-note to their :main running orders” and allowing Ed Miliband a spot where he is featured as following (as in rhetorically “aping”) the belligerent rants and racist hysterics of Cameron et al by very vaguely and ignorantly using he set and scripted words that must have been, could only have been, manufactured by the psychological warriors controlling the pro-war, pro-hate, pro-intolerance propaganda projects currently on for domestic diversionary mindbending purposes?

[To be continued]

2334 GMT London Saturday 30 August 2014 ***UPDATER on George Galloway being attacked in Notting Hill London . ****The Mail on Sunday carries an item on a supposed preparatory threat against Galloway that had been made on Facebook.com by the alleged suspected attacker (Friday in Notting Hill).

August 31, 2014

2334 GMT London Saturday 30 August 2014

UPDATER on George Galloway being attacked in Notting Hill

The Mail on Sunday carries an item on a supposed preparatory threat against Galloway made on Facebook.com by alleged suspected attacker on Friday in Notting Hill.

Coincidentally, “Better Together” campaigner and Scottish Labour MP Jim Murphy had been at the centre of alleged threats and violence from alleged supporters of the YES Campaign only a day before G Galloway was attacked by the man shouting ‘Holocaust’.

Both Galloway and Jim Murphy are opposed to the YES.

On SKY NEWS PRESS PREVIEW, host Mark Longhurst pointed out that Murphy had been the target of physical violence including eggs being allegedly thrown…

“EGGS” will feature here in later updates about Rotherham which we have titled REELING OFF ROTHERHAM

Galloway’s record will be updated by KHOODEELAAR! with particular reference to the Bethnal Green and Bow parliamentary constituency  battle in May 2005 and the various issues while Galloway was in that elected post…

The Community was determined to kick Oona King out, especially over her defiant backing for Bliar and his illegal behaviour..

Oona King had showed early signs of ignorance of her duties when she failed to acknowledge that the Constituency had the right to tell her what she should do.

She sealed her fate, electorally, when she challenged voters to unseat her at the May 2005 polls if they did not like her behaviour as a colluder of 

Bliar’s!

It was that one incident more than any other that made up most voters’ mind to say NO to Oona King!

For KHOODEELAAR! that one was an added reason.

We had found that she was a Big Biz Agenda front Crossrail hole plot-facilitator and supporter of the corrupt clique on the Crossrail hole-inviters on the local Tower Hamlets Council.

When she failed to answer our kindly detailed Questionnaire to her (October 2004), we knew how to help her come down!

And we succeeded in helping the Community bring her down.

As the footage shows, Oona King was the one “Blair Babe” whom the BBC and the rest of Fleet Street went out of their way to fete to the outer space.

And no other Bliar-‘misled’ Labour Party candidate fell as spectacularly as the little people of Bethnal Green and Bow caused Oona King to fall!

The immediate beneficiary of that was George Galloway.

So, how did George Galloway repay the Constituency?

[To be continued]


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