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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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

1150 Hrs GMT London Weds 22 October 2014. By © Muhammad Haque. Ten years from Friday 22 October 2004 the first KHOODEELAAR! Street Action against the Collusion by Tower Hamlets Council with the Big Bz City of London Agenda front Crossrail hole plot against the Community, we are jointly organising the wider Action seminar on the Future of Communities in the UK and we shall do so by including specific focus on the boys (mainly but some girls are also and as tragically getting included) whose lives have been being lost in violence – we shall ask – where is the “Community” “leadership? More details on this and associated Khoodeelaar! Action sites [To be continued]

October 22, 2014
1150 Hrs GMT London Weds 22 October 2014.
By © Muhammad Haque.
Ten years from Friday 22 October 2004 the first KHOODEELAAR! Street Action against the Collusion by Tower Hamlets Council with the Big Bz City of London Agenda front Crossrail hole plot against the Community, we are jointly organising the wider Action seminar on the Future of Communities in the UK and we shall do so by including specific focus on the boys (mainly but some girls are also and as tragically getting included) whose lives have been being lost in violence – we shall ask – where is the “Community” “leadership?  More details on this and associated Khoodeelaar! Action sites
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In doing t’ Action Seminar, we shall focus on t’ lives lost like that of Alim Uddin in Brixton & of Ajmal Alom in Poplar+many others

0 replies0 retweets0 favoritesBrixton boy Alim Uddin was murdered on 4 May 2013

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1138 GMT London Weds 22 Oct 2014 Details of t’ FUTURE of t’ Communities in the UK Action SEMINAR will be posted here & on associated sites

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KHOODEELAAR! is co-organising t’ UPDATER Action seminar 2014 & extending its remit by designating it t’ FUTURE of t’ Communities in t’ UK mf

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T’ WAY forward for Britain & for “Gideon’s Economy” (which is again in deficit) is by STOPPING t’ bribery & t’ corruption at home & abroad

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T’ year 2007 was 250 years since 1757 & the Battle of Polashee against the corrupt Robert Clive & his bribers and corrupters t’ E India Co

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We shall also UPDATE on our particular Demonstration against Ken Livingstone’s role in 2007 with the Big Biz Agenda Crossrail hole re 1757

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We shall also UPDATE the Actions of our Movement over the past 40 plus years in Defending Speaking for and Chronicling the Action line

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We shall review the ES role in the racist assault on the Community in Brick Lane via the orchestrated bogus “book” by an ethnic surrogate

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PS- ES is short for the London Evening Standard – a negligent, unoriginal give-away “London” historic monopoly title now in degeneration

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In due course we shall diagnose those four words “strong supporter” & “Brick Lane” in t’ context of & as used in that particular ES plug!

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We refer to the ES [“] a spokeswoman said planning & licensing regulations had not changed & that it was a “strong supporter” of Brick Lane.

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The KHOODEELAAR! Campaign & t’ people in t’ Brick Lane London E1 Area of t’ Community who know & see our Action R laughing at t ‘ES “quote”!

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It is just under 15 months since we sent that Action Plan to LB Tower Hamlets Council To this day they haven’t spoken a single word on it!

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1156GMTLondon Weds 22 Oct 2014 – We later sent a 6-point Action Plan for Tower Hamlets Council to urgently implement with our support!

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We sent specifically addressed invites to many in Brick Lane itself as we did to the LBTH Council Both failed to respond far less attend!

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Only last year, on 6 July 2013 in fact, we jointly organised the Future of the Community in the Brick Lane London E1 Area. Where was the ES?

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We have been DEFENDING t’ very existence of Brick Lane for 11 years in this Campaign & for DECADES since before we had to mobilise this one!

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We never saw nor heard a word in speech or in writing nor an image on video from THOSE ONES against t’ Big Biz Agenda Crossrail Hole plot!!!

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T’ reason why we had to hold that demo at all on 27 Oct 2004 was coz t’ Brewery Complex had let their venue to t’ Big Biz Agenda Crossrail!

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We oppose Big Biz Agenda as we have done for more than 10 years- since we began the Action in Dec 2003. Has t’ Evening Standard’s ‘source’?

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We know exactly what else was done in t’ name of whatever the Evening Standard is promoting today as t’ parties who “transformed” Brick Lane

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We were able to convince “t’ cops” then called that we were doing t’ Community vital essential service by Defending its very existence!

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T’ appearance (this word is used with multiple significance – which we shall explain in due course) of t’ ‘cops’ caused hoots of laughter!!!

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HOW did t’ “Vibe Bar” do t’ transformation on that day as we defended Brick Lane against Crossrail Hole plot? Someone “called t’ cops”!

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In t’ week after t’ 1st KHOODEELAAR! demo, we held our 2nd Demo against t’ Crossrail Hole plot.Right outside the “Vibe Bar”! On 27 Oct 2004!

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Where was ANY of the London EVENING STANDARD or their so-called ‘no-go-zone’ breaker “transformers” of Brick Lane on Friday 22 Oct 2004?

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That was t’ main stress of t’ very first paragraph spoken by Organiser Muhammad Haque as t’ Demonstration set off after Kay Jordan’s Opening

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We are gathered here to Defend the Community – that is under attack from Big Biz Agenda being imposed with Tower Hamlets Council’s collusion

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Isn’t it full of additional & profound significance that this is happening on 22 Oct 2014, TEN years on from t’ first KHOODEELAAR! Demo!!???

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Once again the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign is having to set the record straight about Brick Lane! Not the Tower Hamlets Council! Very ‘consistent’

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Nor is his claim recognised that Brick Lane was a ‘no-go-zone’ 20 years ago! Nor indeed is anything else in the entire piece. It is false!

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T’ name that appears on t’ Evening Standard with t’ ‘no-go-zone’ claim about Brick Lane is a new one.Josh Pettitt isn’t known in t’ context

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Noting [2] the Evening Standard website making some very novel claims regarding the “transformation” of Brick Lane from a ‘no-go’ zone?????

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Noting at 0958 GMT this post 50 minutes ago on the ES web site

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0121 GMT Weds 22 Oct 2014 Some of this morning’s Fleet Street front pages

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Abuse – that word – is not about looking for justice but mocking, ridiculing justice- Fiona was chosen as a show of 2fingers to t’ abused

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0104 GMT Ben Bradlee – Noting some of the words they are using about journalism

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Gideon must be feeling a little giddy now

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If that is how the Information Commissioner decides then that Commissioner must be committing crimes & thus be itself corrupt to t core!

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0630 Hrs GMT London Monday 20 October 2014. By © Muhammad Haque – Marking an October Revelation! 38 years on, from London to Edinburgh, Scotland! In Defence of Communities! On 09 October 1976, I travelled from London to Edinburgh There I met people at the Sikh Temple which had been defending itself against the virulent racist attacks going on at the time.

October 20, 2014

0630 Hrs GMT London Monday 20 October 2014. Marking an October Revelation!

38 years on, from London to Edinburgh, Scotland! In Defence of Communities!

On 09 October 1976, I travelled from London to Edinburgh There I met people at the

Sikh Temple which had been defending itself against the virulent racist attacks going on

at the time.

As it turned out, I spoke to the gathering as did some other supporters of the action against the racist attacks.

For some reason, it was my speech that became the main part of the report in the

Scotsman the following day.

That was 38 years ago.

Not the age of the Internet.

No mobile.

No cell phone.

And most emphatically no selfies!

Yet that Meeting, that campaign, that gathering are as live, relevant today as they were

at the time

The reality is that there is more reason to act against racism now in 2014 than perhaps could have been imagined in 1976

In 1976 the ‘hope’ might have been that things would get better as far as racism was concerned

But have they?

Under one pretext or another racists keep finding ways to perpetrate

[To be continued]

In this “Mail on Sunday” (YOU) magazine piece about Shami Chakrabarti, there is a visual, affectionate mention of the Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets

October 19, 2014

Why the racist criminal attacker on Brick Lane 

in August 2012 aggravated each

perpetration of her crimes and wrongs as they 

violated every single one of

the central foundations on which the East End 

Community has been built

in the 51 years to Aug 2012.

In this “Mail on Sunday” (YOU) magazine piece 

about  Shami Chakrabarti, there is a visual, affectionate 

mention of the Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets

Contextually citing Shami

Did the racist criminal liar know as she plotted 

the racist criminal attacks in 2012 just how total 

was the evil and hatred she was harbouring, 

how total was the wrongs that she was crafting?

As the evidence shows, Shami Chakrabarti is one of the

very small number of persons instantly recognised as

being champions of civ il liberties and rights in the UK

and in the Western world.

She mentions the Mulberry School

in Tower Hamlets.

Why?

She receives communications, presents and gifts

from countless numbers of schools and women’s institutions.

Why would she mention the Mulberry School in Tower Hamlets

if she hadn’t thought

that particular school represented something very important?

Shami Chakrabarti is right to think that.

The Mulberry School does stand for something very important.

However, does the racist criminal liar know what that is?

Does the racist criminal liar know what she attacked of the

Mulberry School’s Importance  in that racist criminal attack

she carried out in

Brick Lane in August 2012?

By © Muhammad Haque 2032 GMT- Dispatch from Aldgate East, Whitechapel High St, London E1 Weds 15 October 2014-

October 15, 2014

By © Muhammad Haque
2032 GMT- Dispatch from Aldgate East,
Whitechapel High St, London E1
Weds 15 October 2014-

Dispatch from Aldgate EastDispatch from Aldgate East

1544 GMT London Tuesday 13 October 2014 CONTEXTUALLY citing news about “Tower Hamlets” published on 31 October 2010 by the Sunday Times – based in Tower Hamlets – The disgraced peer swapped a clapped-out Honda for a luxury BMW off-roader but failed to declare it in the Lords register Marie Woolf, Maurice Chittenden and Richard Kerbaj Published: 31 October 2010

October 14, 2014

RETRIVED FROM the website of the London Sunday Times at appx 1540 Hrs GMT London Tuesday 13 October 2014,
HOME / NEWS / NEXT WEEK / UK NEWS

Fraudster’s £20,000 gift of  car to Uddin

Channel S Founder in Sunday Times news on fraud along with Polla Uddin 31 Oct 2010

The disgraced peer swapped a clapped-out Honda for a luxury BMW off-roader but failed to declare it in the Lords register
Marie Woolf, Maurice Chittenden and Richard Kerbaj Published: 31 October 2010
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Baroness Uddin did not declare the vehicle as a gift on the register of Lords’ interests (Tim Ireland) Baroness Uddin, the Labour peer now suspended from the House of Lords for cheating on her expenses, failed to declare a luxury BMW 4×4 vehicle that was given to her in an extraordinary showroom deal.

She drove to a garage in a battered Honda worth £300 in part exchange and drove away in the two-year-old BMW X5, worth at least £20,000, without even opening her chequebook.

Uddin, 51, did not declare the vehicle — worth £42,500 new — as a gift on the register of Lords’ interests. It was only after The Sunday Times first reported on her expenses claims that she stumped up cash for the car.

Her critics are demanding a new inquiry into her financial dealings after it emerged that the man who gave her the car for practically nothing was awaiting trial on fraud charges.

He handed over the keys to the metallic dark-blue BMW in 2007, a year after he had been charged with conspiracy to defraud an insurance company, and a year before he was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison.

The car dealer offering her the giveaway deal was Mohammed Ferdhaus, who used to run the Prestige Auto group in Walthamstow, east London. He also owns Channel S, a Bangladeshi television station broadcasting in Britain.

The TV station has supported Uddin in her attempts to prove she did nothing wrong by buying a flat in Maidstone, Kent, and pretending it was her main residence so she could claim £125,000 from the taxpayer’s purse for overnight stays in London.

Her real home is a three-bedroom house given to her by a Bangladeshi housing association in the London borough of Tower Hamlets, where she used to be deputy leader of the council before her peerage. She pays just £124 a week in rent.

Uddin, who was suspended from the Lords for 18 months earlier this month, was due to appear on Channel S last week as part of a programme that claims her suspension — and that of Lord Paul and Lord Bhatia, two other Asian peers — was racist. She withdrew at the last minute, and the programme did not go ahead.

The decision to investigate the three peers was taken by the police after revelations in The Sunday Times had previously investigated four other peers in a “cash for influence” scandal in 2008. Lord Taylor of Blackburn and Lord Truscott, two Labour peers who offered to amend a bill in return for money, were subsequently suspended from parliament. Two others were cleared.

Ferdhaus, who also goes by the names of Mahee Ferdous Jalil and Mahee Ferdous Mahill, admitted last week that Uddin only produced the money for the car after The Sunday Times reported on the investigation by its Insight team into Uddin’s financial shortcomings in May 2009.

He said: “She gave me her old, crappy car as a part exchange, and after that report … she did pay for it.

“I gave her the car. But I had my own incidents [sic]. She didn’t pay but she has now paid for it. I can’t recall the amount she paid. Once [sic] the report and everything else she came and paid the remaining balance after the part exchange of her car. It was about a week after the article came out.”

Ferdhaus previously told Insight that the car was only worth £7,000-£8,000 when he gave it to her because of the discounts he got when buying cars in bulk for his showroom.

In a telephone conversation that was to form part of the evidence in the inquiry into Uddin by the House of Lords privileges committee, he said: “I am in the car trade, obviously. We always feel very proud of her and pleased about her. I feel something comes up and she’s the only baroness within our community. And it is true I gave her that car, yes. It was registered to one of our staff. It didn’t cost me tons of money.”

He said he had known the baroness for 20 years and she had been a guest speaker at his TV channel’s awards ceremony.

At the time of the gift, Ferdhaus was awaiting trial, accused of defrauding the AXA insurance group. He had been investigated by City of London police over a series of “crash-for-cash” bogus accidents. During the hearing at Croydon crown court, Mr Justice Macrae admonished him for being “dishonest” and having “a lack of awareness for what the truth is”. Ferdhaus was jailed for 18 months in August 2008.

In August of this year Ferdhaus appeared before a proceeds of crime hearing, and he was ordered to pay AXA £84,000.

Peter Golds, leader of the Tory opposition on Tower Hamlets council, said: “The BMW transaction is quite extraordinary. If Baroness Uddin wants to go out and about around the town hall she will still ring up the town hall and demand imperiously the right to stick her car in the town hall garage.

“My view is that there needs to be a serious inquiry by the police of all her finances.”

Uddin was not at her London address and was unavailable for comment.

1332 Hrs GMT London Monday 13 October 2014 There is a two-word phrase in the news about “London” “UK” that keeps appearing in the items about “terrorism”, “Muslims” and so on. The phrase is “Tower Hamlets”.

October 13, 2014

1332 Hrs  GMT London Monday 13 October 2014

There is a two-word phrase in the news about “London” “UK” that keeps

appearing in the items about “terrorism”, “Muslims” and so on.

The phrase is “Tower Hamlets”.

It is supposedly about the local Tower Hamlets Council.

But all the references in the most highly strung and heated portals and outlets

are alleged links with terror, extremism and such like.

There is no evidence that the people who write and publish the stuff even ever visited Tower Hamlets, let alone tried to live in the Borough as an ordinary member of the local population.

It is understandable if web sites based in the USA, Canada, parts of Western Europe, even Russia publish things on “Tower Hamlets” about which they have no direct knowledge.

Why, though, is it that the locally based East London Advertiser itself publishes absolutely rubbish pieces.

After doing these things for several years, the publishers have failed to make any difference

So they are now on their rhetorical knees with both hands loyally prostrate in the general direction of Big Eric Pickles and they are earnestly begging for Big Eric to do the magic and deliver

The problem is that Big Eric is not likely to do any such thing

As I have said on a thousand occasions in the past,

the problem, as far as Tower Hamlets Council is concerned, is one of

corruption, dishonesty and rampant lack of accountability

And neither Big Eric Pickles nor his ‘fans’ or ‘disciples’ (both inappropriate words – but then there is no ethical word that I can use in connection with Eric Pickles who as failed to address anything I have brought to his attention in the context of the Council’s unconstitutionality, lack of transparently democratic  accountability to the local people) have shown, to me at any rate, any comparable zeal, fervour or keenness to expose the Council’s corruption as they have to uncover the Council’s “extremist links”!

If Eric Pickles really put his mind to investigating corruption by Tower Hamlets Council then he would get genuine support from a lot of genuine people

But he doesn’t appear to be “minded” to deal with corruption

My hunch is that Eric Pickles is going to do something that will make Tower Hamlets Council even more corrupt

I base my hunches on the evidence of the drunken cabal of racists that has been hyperactive in feeding Eric Pickles and the BBC etc with garbage news about “extremists”

as different from genuine news about deeply entrenched and toxic corruption and dishonesty right across the entirety of the controlling clique in that Council

If  as is being touted by Eric Pickles’ ‘fans’, Big Eric produces something very new and as unanticipated here then I shall be among those who will be prepared to review our observations

But as I write this at 1332 GMT and wait to see any evidence of any movement inside Tower Hamlets Council that they are ready to confess to the corruption and lying they have perpetrated so far, I cannot say that Eric Pickles will make Tower Hamlets a better Borough for those whom the Council robs, loots, denies deprives as a matter of routine

Every day

[To be continued]

1440 Hrs GMT London Sunday 12 October 2014. Editor © Muhammad Haque***KHOODEELAAR! running the live action posts*** twitter.com/khoodeelaar *****PUBLISHING Exclusive original action diagnostic, historic, evidential Updater and Commentary including our take on Norman Tebbit’s reiteration of his wish that the ‘creature’ who had planted the ‘Brighton bomb’ that hurt him (Tebbit and his wife) should burn in Hell…***We EXCLUSIVELY report that 38 years ago, in 1976, our Movement was in Tebbit’s then ‘MP’ patch, Chingford in London E4.**** Our Movement was part of a then emergency campaign against widespread racist attacks that were taking place in that part of London. We demanded in 1976 that Tebbit, as then ‘local MP’ openly condemn the racists. Tebbit did not do so. In fact, Norman Tebbit in 1976 was engaged in backing policies and encouraging strategic activities that could only reinforce the racists inside the then “Labour” Government which he overtly “opposed”. ***The then racist Jams Callaghan regime was aiding and abetting racists in London and elsewhere in Britain. ***Racists in E4 and in the rest of ‘north-east’ London, were embarked on a series of rampage across the area… That, we contextually diagnostically exclusively confirm was more than a YEAR before Altab Ali was murdered by racists who were aided and abetted by at least one brainwashed mental slave in that racist crime: ****Altab Ali’s murder. And his martyrdom on Thursday 04 May 1978 on the Whitechapel Road (near the northern entrance to the Adler Street that links the Whitechapel Road to the Commercial Road) **** [To be continued]

October 12, 2014

We ASSERT on the Evidence that it is BECAUSE these publicly paid for post-holders in the name of “Tower Hamlets” are lying that t’ area ….

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We see nothing in whatever t’ locally publicly paid for post-holders have to say about t’ future of t’ Community as we find they are lying

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engaged in continuing updater actions on all key aspects that affect the demography, the democracy deficit & t’ denials across the East End.

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From (about 12/13) June 1963 to Sunday 12 October 2014, Our Movement has covered the widest range of Needs, Issues and Claims. We are today

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SEVERAL HUNDRED groups, projects, initiates, organisation,s individuals and more. Our Movement launched t’ particular Defences in June 1963

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Our Movement Defending the Community in the East End of London is contributed to, informed by and is engaged with

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By “Agencies” we mean all known arms of the UK State, locally, regionally & Centrally. As well as t’ UK Institutions of alleged Learning

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Our Movement has been playing key role in making t’ East End of London less racist and in getting the Agencies to stop being so ignorant…

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From Chingford E4 in 1976 through Brighton in 1984 to Brick Lane in August 2012. There have been many racist attacks, crimes & lies. mf

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Our Movement called on Tebbit (as the Chingford E4 MP in 1976) to say No to the racists there. He stayed silent. T’ racists cheered his role

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That was 8 years BEFORE Tebbit got hit along with his wife by t’ “IRA Bombs” in Brighton (1984). We say: racists backedTebbit for years

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That our Movement was physically THERE in Chingford, E4, in 1976 when racists in Tebbit’s Constituency were engaged in racist attacks…

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As we do so, we also exclusively confirm that our Campaign is linked with t’ Movement Defending t’ Community in t’ East End INCLUDING in E4

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on “mainstream view of what is British” and what isn’t “British”, we here link his role to the racists operating in Tower Hamlets

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That EVIDENCE is a direct reference to the EVIDENCe of racists’ behaviour. As Tebbit has been used as a “source”, an “authoritative source”

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One, as we have confirmed earlier, is to show we are determined to maintain absolute adherence to universal values. Another is Evidential.mf

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The KHOODEELAAR! Campaign is going out of our way to bring to these Commentaries so much detail for Noman Tebbit for a number of reasons. mf

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Tebbit is quoted by Mail:’I hope there’s a hot corner of HelI reserved for the Brighton bomber who paralysed my wife. He has never repented’

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Citing the MailOnline (Daily Mail) latest piece for Tebbit: “Lord Tebbit tells of his anger 30 years on at IRA bomber Patrick Magee…” mf

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1336 GMT12Oct2014. We are running this to show that we are absolutely determined in our adherence to universal values

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[contd] platform given to Norman Tebbit by the London Daily Mail Media Group for purely evidential contextual reasons. More follow this.

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1335GMT12Oct14:KHOODEELAAR! Campaign is running this latest platform given to Norman Tebbit by the London Daily Mail Media Group for purely

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The full Action Updater TEXTS and Montaged photos 12 Oct 2014 will be accessible via the link that will appear in the NEXT post here.

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1249 GMT Posting the UPDATED Action Montage for the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign; these updaters focussing on 2006

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For nearly 11 years now, we have argued expressly that t’ Crossrail facade of Big Biz was an antisocial & that the Agenda must be ended. HS2

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The Crossrail-Bentley Partnership is a very brazen bent anti-Social Partnership. exactly as we’d diagnosed it 2B at very start: a key flaw

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The Crossrail-Bentley Partnership is a very brazen bent anti-Social; Partnership. exactly what we diagnosed at the very start as a key flaw

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Not the particular people or some people or the people with the relevant legitimate right to express concern, say NO. But PEOPLE as a whole!

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And there is t’ crux of t’ problem posed to Society by Big Biz which sees ‘people’ as THE main obstruction!’ Crossrail IS a Big Biz front!

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That such a statement has been made at all is likely to be noticed by a small number. But most, as the reporting website, will “endorse it”.

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0515GMTSunday12Oct2014That statement has been retrieved from the following web page. It is dated 10 Oct 2014

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People are “the biggest blocker to getting anything done”, Crossrail-Bentley Information Management Academy manager Iain MisKimmin told NCE!

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Tebbit IS entitled to NEVER FORGIVE t’ ‘creature’ who planted the bomb. It is only for him to feel the way he feels. That’s his human right!

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0342GMT London Sunday12Oct 2014. It is a big difference between our opposing Tebbit’s racism & our upholding his human rights & free speech

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Despite that position, which remains as solid as ever, against Tebbit’s fuelling & aggravating racism, we fully recognise HIS human rights!!

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Our Movement “attracted attentions” of UK State agencies in 1990 after we condemned Tebbit’s ‘L A Times’ ‘cricket test’ racism in April 1990

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The recognition of the human rights of someone as notorious for attacking the human rights of others as Tebbit is a key test of humanity!

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0332 GMT12Oct 2014. Sunday Telegraph, London quoting Norman Tebbit: “I can never forgive ‘creature’ who planted bomb”

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0330GMT 12 Oct 2014. Sunday Telegraph, London quoting Norman Tebbit: “I can never forgive ‘creature’ who planted bomb”

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Daily Mail:’When he planted the bomb he wasn’t seeing human beings..now he sees human beings.. It has been about him getting his humanity’

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1911 Hrs GMT London Saturday KHOODEELAAR! Action diagnosing the Media in Context daily. The ABSURDITY of UKIP hype

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By © Muhammad Haque The Organiser, KHOODEELAAR! 1315 [1258] [1232] Hrs GMT London Sunday 12 October 2014: UPDATING Contextual Action Publication Data about the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign Defending the Community Community in the Brick Lane London E1 Area and in the rest of the East End of London against the same Big Biz City of London Agenda.

October 12, 2014

By © Muhammad Haque
The Organiser, KHOODEELAAR!
1315 [1258] [1232] Hrs GMT London Sunday 12 October 2014:
UPDATING
Contextual Action Publication Data 
about the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign Defending the Community Community in the Brick Lane London E1 Area and in the rest of the East End of London against the same Big Biz City of London Agenda.


Kay and MH montage
Photos featured:
Kay Jordan (left) (facing camera) spoke to the BBC ‘Politics Show’
broadcast on Sunday 26 March 2006. Muhammad Haque (right)
and Kay Jordan spoke to Zia Trench who worked for the BBC at the time.
The main theme of the interviews was the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign
defending the East End of London and in particular the Brick Lane
London E1 Area against the Big Biz City of London Agenda-fronting
Crossrail Hole Bill then being processed in the House of Commons.
Muhammad Haque and Kay Jordan spoke to the BBC programme
on camera on the first floor balcony in the building known as the
BDC, at 7-15 Greatorex Street London E1 5NF. Kay Jordan had also
designed the architecture of the building as it then was (and
as it is today Sunday 12 October 2014).
The BBC ‘Politics Show” “London Edition”
that featured the Khoodeelaar! Campaign had been filmed during
the week before the weekend of the broadcast.

The image of the Demo (bottom left in the Action Montage by AADHIKARonline) is from the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign demonstration held against the Tower Hamlets Council Collusion with Big Biz and City of London Agenda as fronted via (the then) ‘Crossrail Bill’ (still being bureaucratically processed through the House of Commons: Tony Bliar was very much still in place. ).
The KHOODEELAAR! Demo was one of literally hundreds of action events, rallies, street walks, marches, meetings that the Campaign has organised in the (now nearly) 11 years since December 2003 when the decision was made to mobilise and maintain the Campaign defending the Community in the Brick Lane London E1 Area and in the rest of the East End of London against the same Big Biz City of London Agenda.
[To be continued]

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0236 Hrs GMT London Sunday 12 October 2014 AADHIKARONline News montage (below) using the front page of the London SUNDAY TELEGRAPH and sources of news featuring Tebbit dating back to 05 September 2004 – 10 years. But the attack Tebbit will never forget happened in 1984. Thirty years ago. Although Tebbit and his wife survived the Brighton bombing by the IRA, he has never forgiven the people behind the attack. He remains as defiant today, as the Sunday Telegraph from page piece confirms. For Tebbit, the attack hurt him and more hurtful his wife! For that, nothing is forgivable. Nothing is ‘in the past’. Nothing is “merely historic”.

October 12, 2014

Lord Tebbit : I’ll never forgive the IRA bomber

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By JENNY JOHNSTON

Last updated at 23:25 04 May 2007

This week Norman Tebbit refused to take part in a BBC ‘reunion’ with the IRA bomber who left his wife paralysed. Here, in a heart-rendering interview, he reveals the rage – and anguish- that haunt him everyday

Norman Tebbit, the famous Chingford Skinhead, mellowing with age? Surely not. Two minutes into our interview the man who made Margaret Thatcher look like a big softie declares that some days he feels like his old labrador, Ben.

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“He’s dead,” Lord Tebbit explains.

“But in his last years I’d take him shooting with me. One day, he ran off to fetch the kill and was gone for so long that I went looking for him. I found him fast asleep.

“I said, ‘What the devil are you doing, Ben?’ and he looked up at me as if to say, ‘You carry on. I can’t be bothered with this’.”

He understands the feeling, though he will rail against it until the day he dies.

“The older you get the more likely you are to be sad at the way things have turned out, rather than angry. You begin to lack the energy to be angry, although I confess I summon it up pretty regularly still.”

He smiles over the top of his glasses, and it becomes patently clear where he earned the moniker the Prince of Darkness.

“Sometimes, if I’m not shooting very well, I try to put names of people I can’t stand to the birds as they come towards me. I find it just gives that extra edge.”

This week, back in the real world, Tebbit summoned up that old rage quite effortlessly. He was informed that the subject of the Radio 4 programme The Reunion – in which people affected by a particular historical event are brought together – would be the IRA bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton in 1984, which left five of his friends dead and his wife paralysed.

He was asked if he would like to take part.

The bomber, Patrick Magee, had also been invited.

Tebbit was furious. So much has changed since that terrible night when he was plucked from the rubble live on TV, but his feelings of impotence and rage are as vivid now as they were then.

“I wrote telling them the only reunion I’d be happy to attend was the one where Magee was reunited with a bomb,” he says. “People do expect you to mellow, but that is not easy when you wake every morning to be reminded about the fact that your wife can’t get out of bed,” he admits.

For nearly 23 years now, Lord Tebbit has been unable to forgive the IRA for what they did to him, his wife, his government and his country.

He’s aware that his arguments – this far down the peace process – seem dated.

He accepts that he is regarded as one of the last old dinosaurs clinging to the belief that terrorists should not be welcomed to the political table, no matter how many weapons they claim to have laid down.

He really is a dying breed.

Over in Ulster, even Ian Paisley has capitulated and is now prepared to sit down with those he regards as one-time murderers.

So why not Tebbit?

From where he sits at the age of 76 – in a tweed jacket, naturally – it is obvious he is exasperated even to be asked.

He arranged to meet me at a hotel near his home in Horsham, West Sussex, rather than at his house.

He does not want his wife to be bothered by having to “go over it all again”.

Margaret Tebbit doesn’t share her husband’s appetite for political discussion. Tellingly, she finds it “too painful”.

In many ways it would have been easier for the couple if Tebbit too had been able to distance himself from the politics of Northern Ireland. He can’t. Won’t.

He would have lived and breathed it even if he hadn’t been a direct target. But ever since that day in 1984 it has been personal, too.

“What is comes down to is a principle. There is a principle at stake and it is a very dangerous thing to breach that principle. People who use violence should not profit from it.

“You must not be allowed to bomb your way to the political table, and yet that is what they have done.

“I don’t get angry at Magee personally. He isn’t worth that. I refer to him as a low grade terrorist hitman, and you can pick those up anywhere. What upsets me is that the godfathers have got away with it. Not just the Brighton bomb, but the maimings, the kneecappings, the robberies.

“At some stage or another I know I am going to have to ask one or two people in government in Westminster whether they are sure they would be comfortable having a convicted gunman sitting in the Cabinet with them. Where does it stop?

“You ask, if that violent guy can be admitted, what is the barrier to the next violent guy?”

However hardline his views – and he talks about how things in Northern Ireland should have been handled in a way that would make even the most hardcore Unionist blanch – you can’t help feeling a certain sympathy for Lord Tebbit.

He was once considered Thatcher’s natural successor, but the sheer pressures of coping with his wife’s disability put paid to his career hopes.

He resigned in 1987 – although, as he admits today, with astonishing candour – that decision has haunted him for the rest of his life.

Today he sits in the House of Lords, generally two days a week. I tread carefully when we come to talk about his current career, as you usually have to do with out-of-office politicians, suggesting he still had ‘a certain level of power and influence’.

He cuts me off mid-sentence and tells it as it is. “Oh I don’t have any power at all now, and I have very little influence. I’m kind of splashing around in the shallow end of politics.”

And he hates it.

“When you are the sort of animal I am, and when the opportunity to do the things those animals do has gone, well, it can be pretty soul-destroying.”

None more so than when you consider that those he calls the ‘godfathers of violence’ – the Gerry Adamses and Martin McGuinnesses of this world – now have actual power. That truly does not seem just.

The more he talks about stepping back from frontline politics, the more you realise how much it destroyed Tebbit.

He may not even have realised it himself at the time, but the IRA removed him from the political arena as effectively as they would have done had he perished in Brighton.

“It was a terrible wrench. I had actually promised my wife that I would step down from

politics quite soon after the bombing.

“I didn’t tell anyone else – it would have been difficult to lead the election campaign while

admitting that I wasn’t planning to stand myself at the next election -but I gave her my word.

“When I told Mrs Thatcher, she put William Whitelaw on to me to convince me to stay, but when she heard I had given my wife my word, she knew that was it. She asked me to come back two years or so later, though. Now that was difficult.

“By then my wife said that if I felt I had to, I should, although I knew she would rather I didn’t. But on the day I went to see the Prime Minister, I didn’t actually know what way my decision would go until I was walking in the door of Downing Street.

“I remember walking across St James’s Park, utterly torn.”

He said no to Thatcher, though.

“I couldn’t do that to my wife. I had given her my word, and ultimately that was that. Obviously you wonder if you could have done things differently, but at the time it all seemed impossible.

“My wife’s needs took up so much time, and then there was the issue of money.

“We did the sums quite early on, and it became clear that it would be terribly expensive to pay for round-the-clock carers, and all the equipment. It seemed there was no option. I had to get out and earn, which I have to say I haven’t done terribly well.”

Was it the right decision though, with hindsight?

He smiles and asks, “For whom?”

“Sometimes I have been daft enough to say to her, ‘You know, it would have been a bloody sight easier if it had been me who was left in a wheelchair’.

“She roars with laughter – she thinks I wouldn’t have coped, that I would have been impossible to live with.”

He believes it with a passion, though. He believes he could have coped with losing his legs more than his career, his raison d’etre.

“If it had been me left disabled, I wouldn’t have given up my career in politics,” he says sharply, those eyes flashing.

“If Blunkett can do it when he is blind I’m sure you can to it with a trivial thing like not being able to walk and use your hands very much.”

He’s not being flippant. He knows all too well how hard it is to live with a disability.

But he also knows you can feel equally caged when your body works perfectly well.

Before he became the architect of the Thatcher era, Norman Tebbit was an airline pilot.

He served in the RAF during his National Service, then went on to work for BOAC, travelling the world. It suited his taste for adventure.

As we talk, his eyes drift skyward as he tracks every aeroplane that passes en route to Gatwick.

He tells me that one of his great heroes, the World War II fighter pilot Neville Duke, died recently.

“He and his wife loved to fly, right to the end. They had a string of light aircraft, and they’d always go up together. He had a heart attack at the controls, and she was by his side. He brought the plane down, but died that night. Wasn’t that a lovely way to go? If only we could all chose that.”

It is terribly poignant. Tebbit had similar plans for his old age. He wanted to travel the world with his wife, Margaret. He made a great friend in the Pakistani High Commissioner, and had serious conversations about he and Margaret walking from Pakistan to India, via Kashmir.

Derring-do stuff indeed; now a faintly ridiculous dream.

He tells me – eyes twinkling -that he once went white-water rafting. His best birthday present, he says, was the one where he got to fly a Spitfire.

He craves excitement still, yet yesterday he spent the afternoon in Waitrose doing the weekly shop, and today he was supposed to be planting broad beans, until I called wanting to know if he would like to talk about Northern Ireland.

Little wonder he jumped at the chance.

Life has narrowed since his wife’s accident, he says, and he doesn’t like it one bit.

“Occasionally if I have nothing better to do, I pick up the bumf mail that comes to you. It all sounds so wonderful. ‘Dear Lord Tebbit, can I just tell you about this wonderful tour which you can take to visit the ruins of Thingamibob, or the Gardens of Whatshisname’.

“I say I would be very interested, but what about my wife? Would it be suitable for her because she doesn’t walk? Then they say ‘Oh’.”

Margaret Tebbit’s disability is profound.

“She can just about hold a cup of tea, with help, but she couldn’t possibly make one,” is how he puts it.

She needs round-the-clock help, dressing, eating, even going to the toilet.

For years she fought against her husband being her chief carer – as a former nurse she was only too aware of how the line between husband and nurse can become too blurred.

So they have a team of carers.

Still, it is Norman who turns her in bed every night, to prevent the dreaded bed sores.

He concedes that he pretty much is the chief carer now.

“How can it be any other way?” he says, fixing me with those steely eyes.

He is perfectly matter-of-fact about how his life is. There is no whinging, no moaning, no woeisme stuff. Just a profound irritation at what might have been; and a searing sense of injustice about the bigger picture.

“25 years ago, I just about thought I had my children off my hands and was looking forward to the freedom. Now I feel as if I have two daughters – my wife’s two carers.

“If we go to visit friends, one has to come. Going away for the weekend means two carers. Sometimes it is so complicated, it isn’t worth the effort. Life narrows when you live with a disability.

“When we were in hospital we both saw people who would have been capable of recovery – not full

recovery, but at least survival – who simply gave up. We saw them turn their back to the wall and pull their roots up. I can understand that.”

He and Margaret fought, though. It would never have occurred to them not to.

“What is it you say at the wedding service?” he asks. “For richer, for poorer; for better for worse; in sickness and in health. Well, we’ve seen all those off.”

Did he ever consider walking away, literally?

He shakes his head.

“No. How could you? How could you live with yourself? As difficult as things have been for me, I’m always reminded of how they are more difficult for my wife. I still find it difficult to witness what she has lost.

“She’s never walked along the street with all our grandchildren, holding their hands.

“When the bombing happened we only had one grandchild – that’s the only one she’s ever had on her knee. She’s never been able to say to our children, ‘You bog off to Paris for the weekend. We’ll have the kids’. I know that pains her.

“It’s a terrible loss to a woman’s life.”

He says he understands why so many marriages fail after such terrible events.

“Maybe we were lucky that we had a history together – good and bad – before it happened. In hospital I felt for those young women with fiances who were quadriplegics.

“You can agree to marry someone, but that changes everything. I think my wife and I were fortunate that we were older.”

And yet Margaret Tebbit, by all accounts, has dealt remarkably well with the hand fate has dealt her. Has her husband of 51 years coped as admirably?

He laughs. “If she were here she’d say, no, he has not. And she’d probably be right.”

The problem is that Tebbit has tried to do it old-school style. Not for him the natural reaction – to bleat about the unfairness of life and flee to a counsellor.

I ask if he ever had therapy. He laughs again. He would see that as a personal weakness.

“I was brought up with rather different principles. In the Air Force, we weren’t expected to whinge when we lost friends. The principal therapist there was the barman in the mess, and you just got on with it.

“When it comes to personal stress, I really do believe you can raise your own threshold of what you can cope with. Just as athletes will talk of combating the pain barrier, I think you can do the same with emotional stress.

“This modern habit of assuming people can’t cope without counselling is pretty damn silly.

“You finish up with a bunch of wimps like those naval personnel who were kidnapped by the Iranians.”

Such thinking has underpinned his life, and his politics. It makes him seem brutal, always has. Not for nothing does an entire generation remember him as his Spitting Image puppet – a leather jacket-clad bovver-boy on a motorbike.

He rather likes the image, and plays up to it.

But steer him away from Ulster and the other political battlegrounds that have consumed him for so long, and he doesn’t seem quite the old-fashioned ogre he has been painted.

When his children were growing up his domestic set-up was, if anything, ahead of its time.

As an airline pilot he was away for three weeks at a time – but then home for three weeks.

He was more hands-on than most men of his generation – and none more so than when his wife was felled by post-natal depression after the birth of their youngest son.

Tebbit was himself declared unfit for work due to stress, and sent home to pick up the pieces.

“For three months I was basically mother,” he says. “So I knew all about how difficult running a home, being a carer, could be.”

He believes – always did – that whatever Westminster throws at you, it can’t be as difficult as having a house to run.

“I can tell you I have always had sympathy and understanding for women who are accused of battering their babies. I’d had nothing happen to me to disturb my hormonal balance, but there were moments when I could have killed my son.”

When, after the bombing, he again came to be chief carer – this time to his wife – he understood completely why so many men cannot cope.

He too sought out the reassurance of the workplace, finding solace in his red boxes.

“I do believe that work is an analgesic,” he says.

“It is an antidote to pain of all kinds. In the early days I was in physical pain; then there was the more difficult emotion of trying to reorient myself in a world that had changed radically.

“I found work was the answer. If you have two red boxes to deal with, and the Treasury shouting about wanting a meeting, you don’t have time to sit and mope.”

Maybe it’s only now, when he finally does have time to think, that he is doing so. He says he isn’t given to introspection, but admits that he frequently finds he gets angry with himself.

“I think I’ve ballsed up an awful lot of my life,” he admits.

“I haven’t dealt particularly well with the management of our lives – the way we’ve managed houses, money, careers. Unfortunately, unlike Mr Blair, I have been fallible! It really is quite irritating.”

Tomorrow, in the absence of having a country to help run, Lord Tebbit is charging off for a meeting with BT about some new phone that his wife can attach to her wheelchair.

There’s another meeting planned to talk about her getting a dog trained to help disabled people.

His response, as ever, is to keep pressing on, seeking solutions.

I joke that it’s a very male way of dealing with things.

He smiles. “I don’t know. I worked for a woman for long enough,” he says. “She rather liked to get things done, too.”

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October 10, 2014

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AADHIKAROnline  

The KHOODEELAAR! Campaign

The Kay Jordan Foundation

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0535 Hrs GMT London

Friday 10 October 2014

Clacton! 

Here we come! 

Here’s “Brick Lane, Calling Clacton”!

How is that possible? 

Not only is that possible, it is absolutely imperative.

Why? 

Answer: 

The racist criminal liar who organised the criminal racist attacks

in Brick Lane London E1 6RU made statements to at least – repeat, at least 20 parties – denying Clacton!

That denial was a poisonous lying evil foul ploy.

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