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.

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

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

[To be continued]

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

“Boris Johnson sees towers of money for Crossrail

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

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Boris Johnson clearly had something to celebrate on Twitter yesterday.

Under his MayorofLondon moniker he wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

Under his MayorofLondon moniker he wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1940 Hrs GMT London Wednesday 17 September 2014 REELING OFF RACISTS in Fleet Street KHOODEELAAR! Movement calling for Inquiry into the racist Daily Express and other racists tittles and Media operations [To be continued]

September 17, 2014

PRESSGAZETTE.CO.UK reports on the desperate battle for continuity that ‘London Live’ is having to fight! *************KHOODEELAAR! Action diagnostic Commentary at 1526 Hrs GMT London Weds 17 September 2014.*********** The CONTEXT is the continuing impact and the wide implications for the whole Community of the racist criminal attack in Brick Lane in August and September 2012 [To be continued]

September 17, 2014
PRESSGAZETTE.CO.UK reports on the desperate battle for continuity that ‘London Live’ is having to fight! *************KHOODEELAAR! Action diagnostic Commentary  at 1526 Hrs GMT London Weds 17 September 2014.***********

The CONTEXT is the  continuing impact and the wide implications for the whole Community of the racist criminal attack in Brick Lane in August and September 2012

[To be continued]

London Live bid to slash local programming rejected as Ofcom says 16 local TV stations will be on air by February 2015

Ofcom has rejected a bid from London Live to slash the amount of local programming broadcast per day from 18 to eight hours.

It has also issued a progress report on local TV noting that six stations are now on air, with another ten expected to launch before February 2015.

The Birmingham local TV station has gone into administration, but Ofcom said the administrator is looking to transfer the licence to another bidder.

London was the most hotly-contested local TV area and the winning bid from the publishers of the Evening Standard saw off competition from four other bidders in January 2013.

Since launching in April London Live has struggled to attract an audience.

According to the latest figures from BARB, London Live has an average daily reach of 182,000 with viewers tuning for an average of one minute each.

Ofcom said that the variation of the London Live licence would have reduced the amount of local programming per day broadcast in peak time from 18 to eight hours.

It also sought to backtrack on its commitment to provide hyper-local programming across the 33 London boroughs, saying that such programming would only appear “where available”.

Ofcom said in a report: “The BLC [Broadcast Licensing Committee] considered that the changes, taken as a whole, would result in an unacceptable reduction to the number and range of programmes about the area or locality for the licensed area.

“In particular, the BLC was concerned that the proposal to include the wording ‘where available’…would remove the obligation to include hyper-local programming delivered through digital platforms in each of the London boroughs.

“This had been a particularly important factor in the award of the Licence to ESTV.”

Ofcom noted this week that six local TV stations are now live:

  • Grimsby (broadcasting from November 2013)
  • Mustard TV, Norwich (broadcasting from March 2014)
  • London Live, London (broadcasting from March 2014)
  • Notts TV, Nottingham (broadcasting from May 2014)
  • STV Glasgow, Glasgow (broadcasting from June 2014)
  • Latest TV, Brighton & Hove (broadcasting from August 2014)

DAILY MAIL/MailOnline gives Gordon Brown an almost neutral coverage! That alone is a piece of history! Gordon Brown roars into life: On the eve of historic vote, ex-PM gives the speech of the campaign so why wasn’t he in charge of the No campaign from the beginning?

September 17, 2014

Gordon Brown roars into life: On the eve of historic vote, ex-PM gives the speech of the campaign so why wasn’t he in charge of the No campaign from the beginning?

  • Former Prime Minister launches most passionate defence of the union yet
  • Destroys Alex Salmond’s attempt to ‘own’ Scotland as a country
  • Brown bellows: ‘What we created together, let no nationalist split asunder’ 
  • Extraordinary speech reignites talk that he should have led No campaign
  • Poll shows 60% of Scots think Darling has done badly, but Brown 50%

By MATT CHORLEY, POLITICAL EDITOR FOR MAILONLINE

Gordon Brown today delivered the speech of the referendum campaign, urging voters to have the ‘confidence’ to say No to independence.

The former Prime Minister tore into Alex Salmond, insisting Scotland does not belong to him or any other politician, declaring: ‘Scotland belongs to all of us.’

Speaking without notes, he urged anyone with doubts about the risks of separation to vote No to save the Union, adding: ‘What we created together, let no nationalist split asunder.’

The speech could become seen as one of the defining moments of the campaign, and reignite questions about whether Mr Brown should have fronted the No campaign from the start.

Gordon Brown delivered his most passionate speech of the referendum campaign today, urging people to have the confidence to vote No

Gordon Brown delivered his most passionate speech of the referendum campaign today, urging people to have the confidence to vote No

Mr Brown's extraordinary performance was in marked contrast to the more understated delivery of Better Together's leader Alistair Darling

Better Together leader Alistair Darling

Mr Brown’s extraordinary performance was in marked contrast to the more understated delivery of Better Together’s leader Alistair Darling. The two men became bitter enemies towards the end of their time in government, but the campaign to save the Union has brought them together

Mr Brown addressed hundreds of UK supporters at a community centre in Glasgow, standing shoulder to shoulder with his former Chancellor Alistair Darling, leader of the Better Together campaign, and Scottish leaders from Labour, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.

In a direct challenge to Mr Salmond’s claim that to vote Yes is the patriotic thing to do, Mr Brown said: ‘Tell the Nationalists, it’s not their flag, their culture, their country or their streets.

‘Tell them it’s everyone’s flag, everyone’s culture, everyone’s country and everyone’s streets.

‘And tell them that our patriotic vision is bigger than nationalism; we want Scotland not leaving the UK, but leading the UK, and through leading the UK, leading in the world.’

Mr Brown’s extraordinary performance was in marked contrast to the more understated delivery of Better Together’s leader Alistair Darling.

The two men became bitter enemies towards the end of their time in government, but the campaign to save the Union has brought them together

 Tell the Nationalists, it’s not their flag, their culture, their country or their streets
Ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown

A YouGov survey at the weekend showed that among people in Scotland, 60 per cent of people thought Mr Darling had performed ‘badly’ in the campaign, compared to 51 per cent who said the same of Mr Brown.

He sent out a plea to undecided voters to reject the ‘risks’ of independence.

‘To those people that have still got doubts and are wavering, people who were thinking about voting Yes yesterday but could be persuaded today, let us tell them about the real risks,’ he said in an address to supporters.

‘This is not the fear of the unknown – this is now the risks of the known.

‘An economic minefield where problems could implode at any time, an economic trapdoor down which we go from which we might never escape.’

In a heart-felt speech, Mr Brown tore into nationalists and Alex Salmond, insisting Scotland does not belong to them

In a heart-felt speech, Mr Brown tore into nationalists and Alex Salmond, insisting Scotland does not belong to them

The former Prime Minister has been one of the stand-out performers of the No campaign, although some argue he should have been given a more high profile role sooner

The former Prime Minister has been one of the stand-out performers of the No campaign, although some argue he should have been given a more high profile role sooner

The former Prime Minister has been one of the stand-out performers of the No campaign, although some argue he should have been given a more high profile role sooner

Mr Brown has addressed dozens of rallies and public events in recent days, after opinion polls suggests the No lead was narrowing

Mr Brown has addressed dozens of rallies and public events in recent days, after opinion polls suggests the No lead was narrowing

A YouGov survey at the weekend showed that among people in Scotland, 60 per cent of people thought Mr Darling had performed 'badly' in the campaign, compared to 51 per cent who said the same of Mr Brown

A YouGov survey at the weekend showed that among people in Scotland, 60 per cent of people thought Mr Darling had performed ‘badly’ in the campaign, compared to 51 per cent who said the same of Mr Brown

Mr Brown stressed that the vote is ‘for all time’ and cannot be undone or redone.

‘If you have any doubts about the future unresolved, any questions unanswered, any risks unexplained, if you don’t know, then you have to vote ‘No’.

‘But if you, like me, believe the way forward is not separation but justice through cooperation, then I say to you today:

‘Hold yourselves with dignity. Have confidence. Our values are the values of the people of Scotland.

‘Have confidence. Our stronger Scottish Parliament meets the needs and aspirations of the Scottish people.

‘Have confidence. Our future lies in cooperation and sharing, and not in separation and splitting apart. That unity is our strength. Have the confidence to stand up, be counted and say for Scotland’s sake: not now, not this time, not the risks, no thanks.

‘Have confidence to stand up and be counted and say, for Scotland’s future, ‘No’.’

Invoking a patriotic spirit to defend the Union from independence, Mr Brown said: 'What we created together, let no nationalist split asunder'

Invoking a patriotic spirit to defend the Union from independence, Mr Brown said: ‘What we created together, let no nationalist split asunder’

He received a long standing ovation from the hundreds of people in the Community Central Hall in Glasgow

He received a long standing ovation from the hundreds of people in the Community Central Hall in Glasgow

TRAINEE SURGEON SPEAKS OUT AGAINS SNP ‘LIES’ ON THE NHS

Vicki Greig, 28, told how her own life and her mother's had been saved by the NHS

Vicki Greig, 28, told how her own life and her mother’s had been saved by the NHS

A trainee surgeon launched a passionate defence of the NHS against threat posed by independence, saying she had been spurred into action by the ‘lies’ of Alex Salmond’s SNP.

In a highly-emotional speech at a rally in Glasgow, Vicki Greig, 28, told how her mother had only been able to walk her down the aisle when she tied the knot on Sunday thanks to the expert NHS care she received to treat breast cancer.

Miss Greig condemned SNP claims about the privatisation of the NHS by London were ‘dishonest, unethical and wrong’, and had been made while Mr Salmond was secretly planning £500million in in cuts if he wins independence.

Miss Greig told how she is training as an oral surgeon in Glasgow, and of her own personal debt to the NHS for saving her own life, and that of her mother Moira.

‘I was born in an NHS hospital, like most of you here,’ she said. ‘I was in and out of A&E countless times as a child. I was treated in an NHS hospital when I had a heart condition.’

She said that like most people she has the NHS to thank for ‘saving the life of a loved one’.

She added: ‘My mother was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2004.

‘Thanks to the expert care she received on the NHS, and being a part of an experimental drug trial, funded by the NHS, my mum was there to walk me down the aisle, with my father and I, when I got married on Sunday.’

Miss Greig married Rolls Royce engineer Ian McNeull, 28, in a humanist ceremony in Aberdeen on Sunday. He has voted Yes in the referendum.

Tearing into the SNP, Miss Greig added: ‘Let me be absolutely clear, I have never done anything like this in my life.

‘I would not be here today if it wasn’t for the lies I have been told by the SNP. They have been dishonest, they’ve been unethical and they have been wrong.

‘They’ve acted in a way which was in direct contrast with all of my professional values and everything I vowed to uphold when I graduated.

‘They have attempted to manipulate the most vulnerable people in our country, those reliant on the NHS, patients & carers alike by preying on their fears.

‘They told lies about privatisation to frighten people into voting to leave our friends and family across the UK.

‘And the whole time they were doing it, they were hiding half a billion pounds of cuts for our NHS.

‘We deserve better than that. Our vulnerable deserve better than that. Scotland deserves better than that.’

Mr Brown said the risks independence brings include uncertainty about currency, the threat of a default on debt, rising prices in the shops and the threat to the million jobs dependent on UK trade, he said.

He added: ‘We will face a massive financial hole that cannot be made up with even a fraction of the oil revenues, a massive financial hole that means the risk to the NHS does not come from us – it comes from the policies of the SNP.

‘We’re aware now of the risks but to those that think Scotland will be somehow more progressive under the nationalists – let us tell them of our vision for the future of Scotland.

‘Not the Scotland of insults and abuse and threats and recriminations.

It is the Scotland of Adam Smith and John Smith, the Scotland of stability and compassion, the Scotland of comradeship and community is bigger and better than what we have seen.’

He added: ‘We have had no answers. They do not know what they are doing. They are leading us into a trap.’

The passionate, heart-felt and loud speech was in marked contrast to the image of Mr Brown as Chancellor and particularly Prime Minister, when he appeared uncomfortable in his own skin.

He has spoken to thousands of people at dozens of events in recent days, taking the fight to Mr Salmond in a way that no-one else in the No campaign appears able to do.

Yesterday Labour leader Ed Miliband faced questions about whether Mr Brown is now the defacto leader of the No campaign.

Mr Miliband admitted: ‘He’s a very important part of this campaign, I think he has done a very good job. All of us are setting out that choice.

‘I think all of us are doing our job in getting through to Labour voters. I think Gordon is playing his role, Johann Lamont is playing her role, Alistair Darling, all of us are setting out that big choice that we face.’

In the early stages of the campaign Mr Brown and Mr Darling were not even on speaking terms.

But after a shock poll 10 days ago put the Yes campaign ahead, Labour turned to its big beasts in a bid to win back the working-class vote.

A new Survation opinion poll for the Mail shows that the race is still too close to call.

The headline results show that 44.1 per cent of Scots plan to back independence, up from 42.4 per cent in a comparable poll from last week.

Support for a No vote remains virtually static at 47.7 per cent, with 8.3 per cent undecided. Overall, this points to a final result of 52 per cent No and 48 per cent Yes.

But alarmingly for the No camp, the poll indicates a shift back to Yes among Labour voters, who may decide the outcome.

While 91 per cent of those who voted Conservative in the 2011 Holyrood elections are backing No, just 60 per cent of Labour voters plan to do the same.

It suggests Mr Brown has had some impact in winning over Labour voters, but it is not clear if it is enough to secure a victory for the No campaign.

In a direct plea to the voters who have still to make up their minds, Mr Brown added: ‘Tell the undecided, the unpersuaded, those who know the risks and those who think the SNP are progressive, tell them we have a vision for the future of Scotland.

‘A vision that will bring a divided Scotland back together again. Not a Scotland when the eyes of the world are upon us is a Scotland of intimidation, threats, insults, abuse and recriminations.

‘I know the Scotland of Adam Smith and John Smith is better and bigger than this. A Scotland, yes, with a strong Scottish Parliament for fairness. And yes, strong for equality across the UK.

‘It is not for ourselves alone that we fight; we do not seek prosperity, security and strength for just us and no one else.

‘Everywhere, at every time, at every level, including within the UK, our instinct, our desire, our demand, and our dream for social justice is not through separation, but for a world of social justice.

‘This is the dream that we can live for and will never die off. This is the great cause that is worth fighting for and will endure.’

There was a small group of Yes campaigners outside the Community Central Hall, with police guarding the entrance while Mr Brown was in the building

There was a small group of Yes campaigners outside the Community Central Hall, with police guarding the entrance while Mr Brown was in the building

English comedian and Better Together activist Eddie Izzard opened the proceedings with a call for Scottish unity, whatever the outcome of the referendum, but insisted saying No was not a negative response.

‘Bob Geldof said: ‘No can be a positive word if it is saying no to a negative thing’.

‘Glasgow was the first city in the world to honour Nelson Mandela, giving him the freedom of the city.

‘Scotland said No to apartheid – no to a negative thing – no to poverty and pain, no to the separation between rich and poor and we can, Scotland, say no to this separation from the United Kingdom.’

Mr Darling was led into the hall, packed with hundreds of No supporters, by a lone piper and stood alongside Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie.

One supporter shouted ‘we love you’ as Mr Darling stood to speak.

He said: ‘Imagine if you woke up on Friday morning to find that the country had voted for separation, how will you feel?’ There were boos and cries of ‘sick!’ from the audience.

ALISTAIR DARLING: This is our only chance to save the UK – we have to seize it for the sake of our future

Plea: Alistair Darling has made a last-ditch appeal to Scottish voters to oppose independence in tomorrow's referendum

Plea: Alistair Darling has made a last-ditch appeal to Scottish voters to oppose independence in tomorrow’s referendum

This is it. Here we are. After two years of campaigning, criss-crossing the length and breadth of Scotland, only 24 hours remain before we make the biggest political decision of our lives.

The only question to ask yourself before you go to the polling booth is do you know what will happen if Scotland decides to break away from the UK. I certainly don’t.

Day in, day out, I have asked Alex Salmond questions. I have asked him what currency Scotland will use, who will pay Scotland’s pensions, if there will be a new border, if Scotland will be a member of the European Union. And if Scotland will be a member of Nato.

He has no answers. The campaign trail is littered with unanswered questions. Mr Salmond bluffs and blusters, he make assertions. And now, for the third time in this campaign, this week we find he has been deceiving us on, of all things, our National Health Service. It has been some saga.

First of all, he told us David Cameron could privatise the health service in Scotland. That is not true. Responsibility for health care in Scotland is completely devolved to the Scottish parliament. Mr Salmond is, in fact, the only person in Scotland who could privatise the health service.

Then we find the Scottish parliament is spending less than its budget allocation on health, so as health spending goes up in the rest of the UK, in Scotland it goes down.

Scotland’s spending priorities are decided at Holyrood, nowhere else. They could improve the NHS; they could invest more in the NHS; but they don’t. Instead, they have spent less on health in Government than their counterparts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

And as if that wasn’t bad enough, we now find health boards throughout Scotland are facing draconian cuts of around £450million. We were not meant to know until Friday, the day after Scotland went to the polls, but thanks to a leaked report we know now.

It is not a report drawn up by politicians, but by finance directors and Scottish Government officials.

Debate: Mr Darling has repeatedly clashed with Alex Salmond over Scotland's plans for independence

Debate: Mr Darling has repeatedly clashed with Alex Salmond over Scotland’s plans for independence

Head-to-head: The two rivals were interviewed by Andrew Marr in Edinburgh on Sunday

Head-to-head: The two rivals were interviewed by Andrew Marr in Edinburgh on Sunday

How dare Mr Salmond try to deceive us, to let us vote on a false prospectus. But we should not be surprised. He has a track record.

When asked if he sought legal advice on Scotland joining the EU, he said he had. He spent taxpayers’ money going to court to stop the publication of that advice and then we found it didn’t exist in the first place.

And then, only last month, the Bank of England took the unprecedented step of publicly denying SNP claims that they had discussed plans for a currency union. The Bank said there had been no such talks.

I have been accused of scaremongering. It is not scaremongering to tell the truth. I don’t think it is scaremongering to ask questions. I think it is my patriotic duty.

Every pensioner in Scotland deserves to know how their pension will be paid. They need to know it will be safe.

At the moment, the UK guarantees the pensions throughout the UK. The costs are spread across 60million people. If Scotland breaks away, Scottish pensioners will be dependent on five million people in Scotland.

Down to the wire: The polls are almost tied in the independence referendum with just a day to go

Down to the wire: The polls are almost tied in the independence referendum with just a day to go

In the next few years, Scotland will have a bigger proportion of retirement age inhabitants and fewer people working than in other parts of the UK.

No matter how you look at it, the circle is hard to square. Where will the money come from?

Alex Salmond has said the SNP would be willing to pay pensions to people earlier if the UK breaks up. The independent experts at the Institute of Fiscal Studies have said a separate Scotland would face extra cuts of £6billion. That’s equivalent to nearly the entire pensions budget at present – far less unfunded promises in the future.

Whatever decision is made tomorrow, there is no going back. It is irreversible. Whatever the outcome, we can’t change our minds.

I hear people say this referendum is a battle between head and heart. Well, believe me, my head says No. But my heart says No too. For Scotland’s sake, for the sake of my children and their children.

Passion: A pro-independence rally in central Glasgow today attracted a large crowd

Passion: A pro-independence rally in central Glasgow today attracted a large crowd

Voting No does not mean there will be No change. All three main parties have pledged to deliver more powers for Scotland. It makes sense to give Scottish people control over our own daily lives while relying on the UK to secure the defence, prosperity and welfare of every citizen.

Scots have made a tremendous contribution to the UK’s success. We faced down fascism in the Second World War, standing alone for many months; we founded and built the most socially just health service in the world; and the UK had the strength to withstand the financial crash that crippled other countries.

If we stay together, the NHS will be safer, our pensions will be more secure, our schools, further education colleges and universities will be protected and there will be greater employment opportunities for our children and our grandchildren.

These are the issues I care about, and I believe the majority of Scots do too.

Most serious businessmen and women in Scotland want to stay in the UK. That is simply because they know what is best for business and what is best for jobs in Scotland.

Scotland sells twice as much to the rest of the UK as it does to the rest of the world. Around one million jobs in Scotland are linked directly to trade with the rest of the UK.

Our shipbuilders want to stay within the UK because they know the UK Government will not commission ships in a foreign land. Our farmers want to stay within the UK because they know their biggest market is in England.

Our manufacturers want to stay in the UK because anything getting in the way of trade, such as borders and different tax regimes, is bad for them.

Everyone’s vote tomorrow is crucial. It’s not like a normal election, where it only counts in your constituency. Scotland is one big constituency, so every vote counts the same.

Don’t let the Nationalists tell you otherwise. And don’t let them intimidate you either. They’ll try and make out that somehow a No vote is a vote against Scotland.

Over the last few weeks, some of their extremists have been too eager to throw around words such as ‘traitor’, ‘quisling’ and ‘slave’. Well, they won’t bully me. Don’t let them bully you either.

I don’t want anyone who wants us to stay in the UK to wake up on Friday morning, to turn on the TV or the radio and realise they’ve forgotten to act.

By then, it will be too late. A single vote could decide this referendum. One more for Yes than No and that’s it – the 307-year-old Union will end.

There is no second chance, no rewind button, no point complaining we didn’t know. This is our only chance.

So please act. I’m not exaggerating when I say Thursday is probably the most important day of our democratic lives.

From 7am until 10pm, Scotland and the UK will be in limbo, and everything which we have built over these past three centuries will hang in the balance.

For the sake of future generations, we should vote No tomorrow.

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2154 Hrs GMT London Monday 15 Septe The ONLY reason why the “British” “Media” keeps treating Geldof as a “campaigner’ is because it, the Media IS racist and corrupt. Geldof was a businessman who knew that he didn’t like to be a disastrous ‘pop star’. Every single crook in power that Geldof has mixed with has ADDED to the world’s woes and distress.. [To be continued]mber 2014. Words and images by © Muhammad Haque Reporting from Central London about SCOTLAND and about the relatively low-key campaign and vigil outside the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand, London, against Judicial corruption in England….****************************************************************************Right at the moment when (in the 1980s) they had “launched” the “F*****G” BoB Geldof as a “crusading”campaigner” on “Poverty” I wrote and asserted that he was false. 30 years on, I maintain that.

September 15, 2014

Montage for justice     

2148 Hrs GMT London Monday 15 September 2014. Words and images by © Muhammad Haque Reporting from Central London about SCOTLAND and about the relatively low-key campaign and vigil outside the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand, London, against Judicial corruption in England..

Right at the moment when (in the 1980s) they had “launched” the “F*****G” BoB Geldof as a “crusading”campaigner” on “Poverty” I wrote and asserted that he was false. 30 years on, I maintain that.

The ONLY reason why the “British” “Media” keeps treating Geldof as a “campaigner’ is because it, the Media IS racist and corrupt.

Geldof was a businessman who knew that he didn’t like to be a disastrous ‘pop star’.

Every single crook in power that Geldof has mixed with has ADDED to the world’s woes and distress..

[To be continued]

2118 GMT London Monday 15 September 2014. Words and pictures by © Muhammad Haque… A mile to the north of the Trafalgar Sq. the scene of this evening’s Empire Call staged by Geldof, Eddie Izzard and so on: in the Strand, outside the ‘Royal Courts of Justice’, banners were up while campaigners had quiet chats with passersby: the deep corruption and injustice at the heart of English courts system! [To be continued]

September 15, 2014

2118 GMT London Monday 15 September 2014.

Words and pictures by © Muhammad Haque…

Montage for justice

A mile to the north of the Trafalgar Sq. the scene of this evening’s

Empire Call staged by Geldof, Eddie Izzard and so on:

in the Strand, outside the ‘Royal Courts of Justice’,

banners were up while campaigners

had quiet chats with passersby:

the deep corruption and injustice

at the heart of English courts system!

[To be continued]

0030 GMT Saturday 13 September 2014. 2208 Hrs GMT London Friday 12 September 2014. [UPDATED by adding contents at 0030 GMT Saturday 13 September 2014] One of the very “unusual” entrants into the “Great Scotland Debate” is of course Dundee-raised George Galloway.

September 13, 2014

Galloway as on P7 G Daily Record

2208 Hrs GMT London Friday 12 September 2014.

[UPDATED  by adding contents at 0030 GMT Saturday 13 September 2014]

One of the very “unusual” entrants into the “Great Scotland Debate”

is of course Dundee-raised George Galloway.

He is featured on page 7 of today’s Glasgow Daily Record (Friday 12 September 2014] which also includes a comment by an apparent tweeter saying that Galloway looked like an older version of the undertaker.

Now, I have no idea what that is!

I have neither seen the “undertaker” referred to nor wish to do so in any likely scenario.

But the fact I notice and contextually point out  is that Galloway has been receiving some other odd comments lately.

Apparently favourable!

In the racists-infested pub-like corners where the racist fantasise that their racism will get rid of the incumbent, one has apparently admitted that Galloway was doing rather well as a NO campaigner in Scotland.

How so ironic!

It was Galloway even more than Ken Livingstone or K. Vaz, whose name was THE NAME they had used in 2009-2010 when they wanted to “sell” the idea (first) for a YES to hold a Referendum and then to have a YES to win in Tower Hamlets to have a “directly elected executive mayor system” imposed in the Borough.

George Galloway, Ken Livingstone and K Vaz were featured as among the “leading supporters” of the “YES” for a Mayor system in the “news” “clips” aired on Channel 814 (BSKYB) on Saturday 06 February 2010.

As I have shown over the past 4 years, the “referendum” was not done beyond legal, Constitutional and ethical reproach and the only reason it wasn’t challenged at the time  was linked to the fact that those who had “opposed it” (in the period January 2010 till end of April 2010) were liars as well.

They CRAVED the post for themselves, those liars!

They should never have lied to the Community. But they did lie to the Community.

Their lying confused a significant number of people.

That added to other factors that together constituted a sub-lawful “referendum”.

That toxic opportunism by the liars mostly operating under the THLP “inner core” at the time, have caused a severe detriment to the already deficient, deflated, sinking democracy in Tower Hamlets Council.

Now, it is a farce!

Tower Hamlets Council as any kind of democratic vice for the local people of Tower Hamlets  practically has been abolished already in he past four years. It was being severely eroded in the previous decade too that witnessed the most corrupt clique getting hold of the Council’s controlling levers.

Tower Hamlets Council – the corporate entity – is  an openly corrupted and stooged outfit for Big Biz looter-planners and builders engaged in taking over the East End.

And then the Council is a rampant corrupt extension of the Poverty creaking Neo Cons.

It is that “YES” (petition and then ‘vote’) that will remain G Galloway’s “legacy” in Tower Hamlets!

Very different from the approach he has been reportedly taking over the rights of the people of Scotland as linked to the REFERENDUM there!

[To be continued]

1902 GMT London Friday 12 September 2014. The bankruptcy of “journalism” as carried by most of the “free” “newspapers” given away outside mosques in East London on Fridays… “Free” “newspaper” “titles”, almost exclusively mainly published in the Bangladeshi language that all of them share when they publish, are freely given away outside East London mosques. People going to the mosque for Friday prayers do pick them up. But they must be surprised, bewildered, disappointed or shocked when they expect to read about what has been going on in Tower Hamlets. Then they find there isn’t anything original, truthful impartial or relevant about that at all

September 12, 2014

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1902 GMT London Friday 12 September 2014.

The bankruptcy of “journalism” as carried by most of the “free” “newspapers” given away outside mosques in East London on Fridays… “Free” “newspaper” “titles”, almost exclusively mainly published in the Bangladeshi language that all of them share when they publish, are freely given away outside East London mosques. People going to the mosque for Friday prayers do pick them up. But they must be surprised, bewildered, disappointed or shocked when they expect to read about what has been going on in Tower Hamlets. Then they find there isn’t anything original, truthful impartial or relevant about that at all .

[To be continued] © Muhammad Haque pictures Whitehall Road London Friday 12 September 2014 AADHIKAROnline KHOODEELAAR! Campaign Action Montage 1845 GMT London Friday 12 September 2014 twitter.com/khoodeelaar“Free” “newspaper” “titles”, almost exclusively mainly published in the Bangladeshi language that all of them share when they publish, are freely given away outside East London mosques. People going to the mosque for Friday prayers do pick them up. But they must be surprised, bewildered, disappointed or shocked when they except to read about what has =been going on in Tower Hamlets.

Or at the Council.

Or indeed UK-wide.

RUBEL AHMED who was neglected by Theresa May’s Detention Staff at Morton Hall in Lincolnshire, died last weekend after complaining of severe chest pain from his cell.

Staff neglected him and must have laughed their racist heads off as they found later the youth gad died…

Then they circulated a rumour  claiming he had killed himself! I shall diagnose here in due course the “free” “newspapers” take on Rubel Ahmed, the 26 year old Bangladeshi youth (from a village in the Biswanath – known locally in Seelot as Beesh-Naath [the Seelotee language pronunciation]- area in Seelot) and prove that these “newspapers” are deeply ignorant as they are contemptuous of the basic, universal notions of human rights. IMAGES/MONTAGED BELOW: The © Muhammad Haque pictures outside the East London mosque on friday 12 September 2014. Aadhikaronline and KHOODEELAAR! Montage

  1748 GMT London Friday 12 September 2014. Tower Hamlets as a “Borough”, as an identifiable area,  features as a “top” in the list of WORST places to retire….And where is any evidence that the elected post-holders in the Council care about that? There hasn’t been a single item on the list of formal business at any Council “committee” or indeed of the “full” (fool!)* Tower Hamlets Council that has included any real discussion of the matter of poverty in the Borough. That means that Tower Hamlets Council remains in denial of the poverty of “service” that its paid personnel are in post to provide… Overall, Tower Hamlets Borough has been condemned to fester as a collection of “neighbourhoods”. “estates” and “Streets” that constitute one of the worst socially accessible free (as in obstructed, intimidatory, crime-prone) or safe parts of London, or of England or of the UK…. ***** * The “fool” Council is one of the diagnostic terms created by the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign to depict the general impression created by the low level of “debate” that is witnessed when the “full” Council is held. This was so on Wednesday 10 September 2014 as well. [To be continued]  

September 12, 2014

 

1748 GMT London Friday 12 September 2014. Tower Hamlets as a “Borough”, as an identifiable area,  features as a “top” in the list of WORST places to retire….And where is any evidence that the elected post-holders in the Council care about that? There hasn’t been a single item on the list of formal business at any Council “committee” or indeed of the “full” (fool!)* Tower Hamlets Council that has included any real discussion of the matter of poverty in the Borough. That means that Tower Hamlets Council remains in denial of the poverty of “service” that its paid personnel are in post to provide… Overall, Tower Hamlets Borough has been condemned to fester as a collection of “neighbourhoods”. “estates” and “Streets” that constitute one of the worst socially accessible free (as in obstructed, intimidatory, crime-prone) or safe parts of London, or of England or of the UK….

*****

* The “fool” Council is one of the diagnostic terms created by the KHOODEELAAR! Campaign to depict the general impression created by the low level of “debate” that is witnessed when the “full” Council is held.

This was so on Wednesday 10 September 2014 as well.

[To be continued]

 

RUBEL AHMED: retrieved from external web site ******* http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2014/09/11/how-did-a-detainee-die-in-morton-hall-immigration-centre******* How did a detainee die in Morton Hall immigration centre?

September 11, 2014

http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2014/09/11/how-did-a-detainee-die-in-morton-hall-immigration-centre

How did a detainee die in Morton Hall immigration centre?

By   Thursday, 11 September 2014 7:56 AM 0
Barbed wire: Events behind the fence at Morton Hall are hard to piece together
Barbed wire: Events behind the fence at Morton Hall are hard to piece together

Very little is known about the last moments of Rubel Ahmed. We know he was from Bangladesh and that he was 26-years-old. Those who speak of him mention that he was good-hearted and shy. According to most reports, he had only been in Morton Hall immigration detention centre a few days.

He died at some point between Friday night and Saturday morning. We do not know how and we do not know why. We know that after news of his death spread around the detainees, staff at Morton Hall retreated behind a secure fence. There was then a protest – or a riot, depending on how you look at it. That evening a Tornado unit, designed to quell prison riots, rushed the centre and returned everyone to their rooms.

That is what we know. Everything else is disputed.

There are two mutually incompatible accounts of what caused the death. The authorities say it was a suicide. Fellow detainees say he had been complaining of chest pains and repeatedly called for help, which he did not receive.

“We are being told it was suicide and he didn’t press his bell once,” one prison guard tells me, on condition of anonymity. “The death was used as an excuse for unrest.”

According to this account, Ahmed was alive and well at 21:00, when the first of the night’s cell checks are conducted by the guards. There is another check at 23:00 and one again at 05:00. At the 23:00 check, the guards couldn’t see him. They then called for help and found him dead.

“No-one knows who he was,” the guard says. “He’d never come to our attention for any reason. He wasn’t being watched closely because he wasn’t a suicide risk. They say his flight was quite imminent. Everyone’s assuming he didn’t want to get back on the plane to leave.”

The detainees were also told it was a suicide. Some of them mention that they were told it was a result of hanging.

“They held a meeting and said he committed suicide with a cable from the TV and hanged himself in the shower,” a group of them whisper to me down the phone from one of the cells.

“There’s no space for him to tie a rope or cable. The cable from the TV isn’t that strong that it could hold the weight of a person. No-one believes it. Everyone knows. We are here, we know how the showers are. There’s no space on the shower to tie the cable.”

Detainees in neighbouring cells say Ahmed was complaining of a feeling of suffocation and that there was a pain in his chest. They say he repeatedly tried to get the guards’ attention, but none came.

“The guys in the nearby rooms said he’d been kicking the door, he’d been pressing the alarm bell,” they say.

“Usually they come in a minute. But that day, nobody came. The staff said he didn’t ring any bell. The guys in the other room said he was ringing the bell, he was kicking the door, he was screaming, but none of the staff came.”

Even the guards do not necessarily believe the authorities’ version of events.

“They are fucking liars,” the guard tells me, of his own bosses. “They don’t tell the truth, not by a long way. I’ve been in this job a long time and I know it’s a load of bollocks. We’re being told no-one is in the frame for this. Whatever the truth is, it’s never going to come out. We won’t even look at it. How will we ever know if he pressed his bell or not? We’ll never know. They’re saying he didn’t and it’s as simple as that.”

There’s good reason to be sceptical about both accounts. On the one hand, the authorities may want to conceal their behaviour, especially if they failed in their duty of care.

Their response to the death on Saturday was lacking. Not only did they not announce it, but they failed to even get in contact with journalists until hours after the story had broken. Morton Hall directed calls to the Ministry of Justice, who answered an hour later and passed the call on to the Home Office, who did not answer until several hours later. It was a disgraceful approach by the state to the death of someone in its care. They did not even contact Ahmed’s family. They were informed by his solicitor, who had been told what happened by a fellow detainee.

But the description of a TV cable and the shower is problematic. If Ahmed died of a heart attack, as many detainees believe, authorities are unlikely to inform them of a method of death which would leave evidence to the contrary. Detention centres are, after all, hotbeds of rumour. That said, the authorities’ response was so shambolic, you wouldn’t put this past them. There are many contradictory accounts whirling around the staff and detainees of the centre.

It’ll be a while before we get a clearer picture. First there need to be investigations by the police and the prison and probation ombudsman. Only then do we get a coroner’s inquest.

Either way, news of the death spread at breakfast time the next day. Things very quickly became heated.

“My personal opinion is we shouldn’t have opened any doors,” the guard says. “We should have spoken to everyone. Whoever was in charge made a bad mistake to stick to that regime. The dining hall was opened for breakfast from 8am. That allowed them to go organise whatever they wanted.

“A death in custody is never nice, it needs to be explained. But it’s typical prison service – we don’t like to communicate.”

According to this account, the staff retreated to safety after being secretly told by a detainee that they were in danger.

“A detainee tipped us off,” he said. “He went back and said to the guards: ‘You need to withdraw, because you’re going to be in danger. We rang round very quickly and said we need to leave. Threats were being made. It was getting very uncomfortable indeed.”

The detainees say they woke that morning and by the time they went for breakfast a protest was already happening.

“The guys were doing a protest outside the main gate,” they say. “We came outside and by about half nine all the staff were off the facilities. There was no-one in the main building. They left the building straight away. They didn’t give answers to anyone.

“All day, the guys did the protest. We weren’t asking guards for anything. We were just standing outside.”

A shop window was broken, so detainees could grab snacks after not being fed all day. There was damage to the medical centre and guards say there was damage to the residential units.

The guards point out that Morton Hall is unlike many other detention centres, because it holds a disproportionate number of former criminals, who are often at the centre of disorder. They are surrounded by law-abiding men who have been made desperate by the immigration system.

“These people have been in the UK 30 years – some were born here,” the guard says.

“They’ve Yorkshire accents, cockney accents. They’re being sent back to countries where they’ve got no ties whatsoever. They will riot. And that’s what they’ve done.”

There have been numerous complaints about how many former prisoners end up in Morton Hall. Guards find it hard to deal with the influx. Immigration detainees, who have committed no crime, are flung in among them in open conditions.

“It’s very tribal,” the guard says. “The Vietnamese hang together, the Afghans, the Nigerians. If one Nigerian has a problem with an Afghan, then it’s the Nigerians versus the Afghans. We don’t get a lot of trouble, but when we do, we get carnage. The incidents have gone up since the Home Office decided to send us former foreign national prisoners. We’re getting far too many.”

Once staff got behind the fence, they called in a Tornado unit to retake control of the detention centre. Meanwhile, they filmed proceedings so they could later pick out the ringleaders and ship them out to other institutions. Thirty or so men have already been removed.

Eventually the Tornado unit turned up. The sight of the riot squad scared the detainees.

“It was scary when everyone saw them,” they say. “They were in riot gear, with proper boots, helmets, masks – black riot gear. There were dogs in there as well.”

As the guard puts it: “One hundred and fourteen of them fully kitted up is enough to scare the shit out of anyone.”

The unit got the men back in their cells by late evening, where they stayed without food. Order was returned to Morton Hall. The trouble died down.

But there will be a next time. Morton Hall is an incendiary combination of factors. Men who have been imprisoned for months on end without having committed a crime, faced with return to a country they have never visited, torn away from family and friends, thrown in with over 100 former prisoners, some of them very serious. The question is not why there was trouble on Saturday. It’s why there wasn’t trouble earlier.

In the meantime, we wait for the inquiries into the death of Rubel Ahmed. However he died – suicide, heart attack or something else – he was a victim of Morton Hall.

Timeline: How Morton Hall fell apart

1738 GMT London Monday 08 September 2014. Editor © Muhammad Haque. KHOODEELAAR! Original diagnostic tweets so far today covering Theresa May’s negligent Immigration Detention Centre (where 26 year old Bangladeshi Rubel Ahmed was neglected to his death), the corrupt (Sub-Trotskyite) “British Left” outlets’ shielding of the corrupt clique in Tower Hamlets; Rotherham Council’s chief executive’s belated resignation and Tower Hamlets Council’s Neo Conservative councillor Peter Golds’ continuing distance from the ordinary issues and demands, needs and concerns of the people of and in Tower Hamlets. The tweets are to be read in the order of the latest one appearing first…

September 8, 2014
 
 
 1738 GMT London Monday 08 September 2014. Editor © Muhammad Haque. KHOODEELAAR! Original diagnostic tweets so far today covering Theresa May’s negligent Immigration Detention Centre (where 26 year old Bangladeshi Rubel Ahmed was neglected to his death), the corrupt (Sub-Trotskyite) “British Left” outlets’ shielding of the corrupt clique in Tower Hamlets; Rotherham Council’s chief executive’s belated resignation and Tower Hamlets Council’s Neo Conservative councillor Peter Golds’ continuing distance from the ordinary issues and demands, needs and concerns of the people of and in Tower Hamlets. The tweets are to be read in the order of the latest one appearing first…

Unless it is part of t’ NeoCon Big Biz Joint Enterprise! Is that why he has been as silent on Poverty, Housing & general lack of standards?

T’ takeover of huge parts of Tower Hamlets by Big Biz hasn’t featured in any of Peter Gold’s highest profiled coverage via Fleet St. Why?

views, needs and opinions. So far, Peter Golds has not shown he belongs with the people in and of Tower Hamlets. He runs back to TaxPayers!

The only way forward in Tower Hamlets is by shedding the racist gear and moving into the community where people have real diversity of…

We also share with Peter Golds a secret: his racist pal & sewer linked to “Fleet Street” will not, cannot salvage him in Tower Hamlets.

But so far, Peter Golds has behaved with demonstrable ignorance & prejudice and t’ more he does so t’ less credible he gets! That’s a Shame!

But that has not stopped us from seeing the other stuff he has been saying as well. So we are not blinkered. We are not prejudiced either.

We have of course condemned him for that racist idiocy on the Channel Servile when he made a racist remark over the word “Banglatown”

Over t’ past four years, we have consistently asked him t explain WHY he staged t’ U-Turn on t’ undemocratic Mayor system. He’s been Silent!

that he has to come out of his safe, comfy zone of being installed in t’ certain safety of being an out and out “Ultra Intolerant Neo Con”!

T’ KHOODEELAAR! Campaign has an emphatic ethical record of giving Peter Golds due credit on things that deserve credit. We also point out…

He says “tax payers” more often than he says “electors”, “voters”, “people”. Tax Payers only cover so much, Peter Golds. Reach out to voters

Peter Golds risks being confirmed the most boring Tory to haunt t’ Tower Hamlets Council corrupt clique to date. Get original, Peter. Fast!

Tower Hamlets Tory Cllrs. group leader Peter Golds has got to get his act together. Playing repeatedly very old & inappropriate blames bore!

Theresa May must answer the Questions on why Rubel Ahmed was neglected by Morton Hall Detention Centre LINCS. staff

1624GMT UPDATE on Rubel Ahmed who was deliberately neglected by Theresa May’s Detention Centre staff who left him to die of heart illness

Quoting the Guardian: “after it emerged councillors, police and social services turned a blind eye to the abuse of at least 1,400 children.”

1441GMT Tower Hamlets has 3 buildings out of 13 in all of London that have caused London Fire Crews to attend calls on Lifts! That bad!

1426GMT.Tower Hamlets Council BOASTS of being an anti-social Council, as Delafield House features in the list of shame calls to 999 Crews

Really? Is that all they can do? Hundreds more must go! “Rotherham Council Chief Martin Kimber Resigns Following Child Sex Abuse Scandal”

Tower Hamlets Council is operated by cabals of irresponsible, anti-social personnel making decisions to neglect t’ demographics daily.

That lying operative is one of the evidential bases for our Question: Is it a bearded liar or is he a liar with a beard?

That operative wore on the outside the gear that made him look a “devout Muslim” but was -and is- an out and out lying criminal fabricator.

About that same time, September 2012, an operative working for the UK State, but posing as an “acceptable ethnic writer”, was contacted…

1234 GMT London Monday 08 Sept 2014. Two years ago is a reference to 05 and 12 September 2012.

TWO years ago, four words were used on a BSKYB Satellite TV channel about events in Brick Lane. Those 4 words represent more than 4 words!

Added together, t’ corrupt “ethnicity linked” “outlets” & t’ racist crooks claiming Fleet St. links, have done grave disservice to East End

Corrupt, crooked racists, posing as “journalists” have contributed their own crimes to t’ descending state of accountability in the East End

Some Fleet St racists, who have made treble careers by claiming 2B “sited” in Tower Hamlets R so corrupt that BOOKS R needed2 detail them!

Most of t’ UK “ethnicity linked” “ethnic” “media” IS CORRUPT. We have said this for years. Yet the racists in “Fleet St” pretend ignorance!

Look at the corruption in the Councils, the CPS & in t’ rest of the State. Blame those; not the powerless, ordinary folk of any “ethnicity”!

None of these matters. T’ real questions t’ racists never ask: why don’t criminals get prosecuted by t’ CPS, t’ Police? PC never stops CPS!

1213GMT. Racists are ignorant and Neo Con racists are ignorant wrongdoing offenders. As they keep referring to ethnicity, PC and faith..

housing is the way forward. Society in all its positive aspects & qualities must be recognised, served & maintained.

Local Councils MUST be rid of corrupt, unaccountable, careerist cliques that have become rampantly detached from local needs and resources

0952 GMT Society – the concept and the implications- alone can begin to deal with the “crisis” about housing. mf

0914GMTMonday08Sept2014. Private Capital, Private Profit aggressively foisted on “East India Dock”, as we have been pointing out!

The corrupt “Left” outfits have been participating in DIVERSIONARY stunts intentionally staged to let the Tower Hamlets Council clique off!

Corrupt “Left” outlets R engaged in a corrupt plot shielding corrupt clique from accountability for LBTH Council’s ROLE in creating POVERTY

T’ bankruptcy & t’ corruption of t’ “Left” outlets that KEEP including “Tower Hamlets” as 1 of THE POOREST in England are exposed. Again.

At0112GMT:”Tower Hamlets had a child poverty rate of 42 percent across the borough, the highest at a local authority level in the country..”

0107GMTMon08Sept2014. Noting an item timed 0001 GMT by LGChronicle “Tower Hamlets to continue ‘hopeless’ judicial review against Pickles”

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