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Monday, 17 July 2017

THE VILLAGE DOES NOT DICTATE TO THE ESTATE!

Cllr Squire

Which Conservative councillor, back in early July, at a very private meeting, made the following comment....

"THE VILLAGE DOES NOT DICTATE TO THE ESTATE" 

As the Dame's source observed, "it's not even as if any of the councillors have any aristo connections-apart from Cllr F-M but to be fair to Rocky he wouldn't feel it cool to make such a comment.
The Dame was wrong...it was young Rocky!
 Rock Fielding, who is a Tory councillor in Kensington and Chelsea, told them: “The estate will not be dictated to by the village.””

The irony is that this 'village' is stuffed with grand aristocratic families whilst the council is stuffed with the middle classes 


Anyway, answers, please, to the Dame



76 comments:

  1. Fly On The Wall17 July 2017 at 16:56

    This attitude is deeply ingrained in the Tory Group. When residents first started to protest about the injustice of the £100 million Holland Park School rebuild for the Saintly Hall (not one extra space was created) the rather grand Cllr Buffy Buckmaster uttered the immortal words: "The dogs are barking"

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    1. Its true. He wrote an email to fellow Councillors telling them that the "dogs are barking"

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  2. The "village" in this case is surely the North Kensington residents. It matters little which of them said it, the idea that in the light of the Grenfell Fire anyone connected with RBKC voices such a view: is an unspeakable lapse.

    This is a statement straight out of Lord Wellington's style of Toryism. This was regressive thinking in the 19th century. Yet it's how Hornton Street sees its lower income residents now.

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  3. Off with their heads

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  4. Cllr Campbell has been deaf to advice to abandon the Cabinet system of Government for Kensington and Chelsea. She has decided to continue the practice of personal patronage and will announce her new Cabinet in the next 24 hours. Some of the names will stun insiders familiar with the workings of Hornton Street.

    This act of crass stupidity by Cllr "Holland Park School Cost nothing" Campbell will complete a hat trick of universal ridicule. In her first 24 hours after being elected she lost the confidence of the Grenfell Action Group. In her first week of Office she lost the confidence of the nation when she was forced to admit on the Today Programme that she had never been inside a Council house or any of the K&C Tower Blocks. In her first month she lost the confidence of her fellow Tories who now refer to her as "dizzy Lizzie"

    What a basket case

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  5. This is like the enormous sink hole that appeared at Notting Hill Gate a couple of years ago. A huge, gaping, yawning hole, easily capable of swallowing a double decker bus; it paralysed half of Kensington for weeks. We now have a similar political situation. No idea how to respond to a deadly fire; nor to run a Town Hall. No shame. No formal apology. No decorum. No fresh thinking. No bringing together of the community. Not an idea in any of their heads beyond mouthing a time-worn insult against their so-called inferiors. RBKC's tory councillors have proved themselves inferior. They should resign en masse. Now.

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    1. This is the house that Cockell built.

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    2. This is the demand of the Justice for Grenfell group and will be voiced Wednesday at 6 pm. The demand is that the Council must resign.
      As for the sink hole, me thinks that there may be ample space in Horton Street to completely swallow the ghastly edifice.

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    3. Cockell has a great deal to answer for....a throughly awful man.

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  6. What qualifies Elizabeth Campbell to become leader of the council?

    She lacks the basics of good public speaking, dithers with far too much hesitation and no fluency when she speaks, does not engage with constituents and shows fear. She even let slip the repeated apology over Grenfell is something she will say as often as she needs to - empty words indeed.

    Why on earth does she want the job, it looks like it will destroy her in weeks, if not days. She looks like a rabbit in the headlights!

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    1. She grabbed her venal chance for fame. As soon as piggy was toppled the two airheads emerged from under their stones. Cllr Faulks started her Leadership campaign by rushing onto the Radio 4 Today programme to tell the world that Kensington and Chelsea ran the best Council in the Country. A record for committing hari kari. Thank goodness she is now dust.

      The more cunning vixen Campbell (dizzy lizzie to her colleagues) made a bold move to impress Hornton Street by flying back from Rhode Island America where she was "doing the Amercicas cup, darling" to whisper to her colleagues that she returned to "do her duty". Radio 4 was irresistible for her too until she had to admit that she had never visited a Council house and certainly not Grenfell Tower.

      Prat

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    2. Cllr Campbell does not have one ounce of political judgement. After she was monstered on Radio 4 the arrogant and disconnected Leader told the presenter that if residents wanted to vote with their feet they could do so in a few of months at the next local election and "kick the Tories out". Talk about digging holes.

      How can a political Leader suggest to voters that they should be thinking of "kicking us out"? If the Hornton Street troughers have any concerns about self preservation they need to kick her out. Fast

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    3. What qualified Campbell? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, dear Sir

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  7. BUT that cannot be enough, there is serious work to be done and a lot of it. We cannot have more paper pushing and non action, RBKC is not a hedge fund.

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  8. The sooner that residents vote out this trash the better. A group of self serving Councillors have hijacked Hornton Street and parade under the banner of "Conservatives". They are nothing of the sort. Disgraced ex Leader Cockell took systematic steps to run the Council "for me, not for them" and the practice continue. Time for a change. Time for the Conservative offer to be re introduced to Kensington. The Chelsea dinner party set is the last thing that any of us want.

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  9. Arrogantly pompous - WHO ARE THEY?

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    1. Our servants, actually, as we the taxpayers pay their salary. They seem to forget this basic premise.

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  10. Dizzy Lizzie, Dizzy Lizzie had a fizzy. And then another fizzy. Two too many and she became a whizzy.

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    1. and got herself into a tizzy..poor Lizzy..

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    2. and got a bit 'pizzy ' and then took some 'whizzy '

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  11. "The Village Does Not Dictate To The Estate"

    Sums up the Hornton Street attitude precisely. It is intolerable

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    1. Dame, as soon as you find out the name of the idiot Councillor who said this, he or she needs to be monstered

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  12. http://friendsofthorpewoodlands.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/socially-conscious-capital-promotes.html

    Rock Fielding Mellon
    “The estate will not be dictated to by the village.” So says Socially Superior Capitalist Rock Fielding Mellen.

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    1. Of course it had to be him. What an idiot. One of the most useless and unaccomplished residents in the Borough getting his kicks from looking down his nose at those around him. Troubling to think about Cockell's total infatuation for Fielding-Mellen (the jumped up fag salesman was a pathetic snob)

      What can you expect from a family who have been drilling holes in their heads for generations.

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  13. Its an affront to all the Grenfell Victims that he and Paget - Brown have not left the Council. I spoke with a Grenfell Resident who said ' Its not Fair , he ( Fielding Mellon ) can just up stick's and p*** off to Daddy's , leaving us with the memorial to his failed policy Grenfell Tower. And then to think when we go to the Council meeting tomorrow night, he and Paget Brown will be sitting there fawning grief, but we know they don't give a monkeys . Conservative administration hugely out of touch weeks after the event. Signs were put on the railing of his house calling him a 'murderer ' yet he still hangs about RBKC like a bad burnt , rotten smell. Go the both of you and crawl under a stone never to be put in charge of peoples safety ever again . The pair of you are not fit for the job.

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    1. I thought they'd resigned .And they wonder why large groups of the Community turn up at the town hall demanding justice . These two with their presence are jabbing an open wound. Wait until people realize these two are still in office . Irresponsible behaviour from the Conservative administration . Wait til the press get a hold of this .

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  14. This morning's Sun reports the Cabinet is all going: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4041179/residents-force-the-resignations-of-nine-council-bosses-over-the-handling-of-the-grenfell-tower-tragedy/ Then the Municipal Journal says RBKC is downplaying expected changes to its senior councillors: https://themj.co.uk/Tower-blaze-council-downplays-cabinet-changes/208263

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    1. Easier said than done. Let's see what happens tomorrow (Wed) at 6 pm, when a demo calling for the Council's resignation will perhaps gather pace at the Town Hall. Media are likely to be present

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  15. Supporter of Moylan18 July 2017 at 11:24

    Tory Councillors will regret the day that they did not take the opportunity to elect Cllr Moylan as their Leader. Those close to him report that his behaviour has mellowed. And high office (which he has always craved) can be a great moderator of unpleasant behaviour. There is no one else with his ability who is ready for office. Cllr Mackover does not have the experience yet and for the moment lacks the self confidence to go for it. What we have at the moment is not satisfactory and there is little or no chance of holding power in May next year.

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    1. So, S of M you admit your friend is unpleasant in his behaviour?
      His colleagues don't agree his behaviour has mellowed. They would have voted for him otherwise.

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    2. Cllr Moylan had better stay under his stone. For decades he's positively enjoyed bullying those he sees as his inferiors. He's incapable of changing the habits of a lifetime. His recent exercise in hypocrisy, when he publicly and tearfully begged NPB to resign, was misplaced. The Government had already demanded NPB's resignation. Moylan is quite literally the last person in London capable of healing K & Cs wounds. We need fresh blood. Councillors capable of acknowledging residents as equals, regardless of political view, social status and income.

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    3. No chance ! Toxic Councillors .

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  16. Poorer people in Kensington will ‘live for 16 years less than their richer neighbours’ https://uk.news.yahoo.com/poor-people-kensington-will-live-16-years-less-richer-neighbours-083313382.html

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  17. Do you think Councillor Warwick Lightfoot has as much stashed away for his retirement when he is sacked by RBKC and the Conservative Party, as he has stashed at the Council.Rainy Day eh ! Pip Pip.

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    1. Most probably far more than you think....

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  18. Lightfoot has escaped all examination. He's a greedy, wicked little toad who, in another lifetime, would have happily been the Court Torturer and enjoyed the job. Though it was RFM who sneered the phrase Lightfoot dreams of having the heritage to utter the same words, his keen attention to hierarchy not being far off sniffing peoples bottoms. His genuine hatred for the poor is perhaps greater than RFM and Paget-Brown's, becoming verbally incontinent when cllrs speak about food banks and other services that our most vulnerable people depend on.

    Lightfoot isn't interested in the village. The village gets in the way of his Objectivism. He would like the villagers burned out of their cottages and whipped out of the bounds of the village. And his constituents keep voting him in. It reflects very badly on them.

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  19. Whereas Cllr Emma Dent Coad is an honourable Member of Parliament. She voted against the Labour Whip and in support of her constituents for the Umunna amendment to prevent Brexit. She has stood down from the London Fire and Civil Defence Authority. After the key Council meeting on 19 July she will stand down from the Council. So unlike her predecessor Lady Borwick, she will not be triple dipping into the public purse. And unlike her predecessor Lady Borwick, Emma is neither a millionaire in her own right nor married to a multi-millionaire peer. Congratulations to our new most Honourable Member!

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    1. I may agree - but let's judge her by her future deeds and what she will do, rather than what she promises to do. watch this space.

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    2. What piffle this is

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  20. next door neighbour18 July 2017 at 18:10

    New leader election @6.30pm, 19th July : LIVE stream if you can't make to the Town Hall. I hope there will be no chaos....no doubt policemen will be there to protect the officials.

    https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/press-release/council-elect-new-leader-wednesday-19-july

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    1. Every shred of evidence shows that constituents need to be protected from the Council.

      This narrative of the Restless Natives is insulting and indicative of the contempt and cowardice of both tory cllrs and the people who keep voting these awful people into power.

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  21. Has anyone noticed? There is a RBKC online petition page. Must make a good use of it. LOL
    https://www.consultation.rbkc.gov.uk/KMS/news.aspx?noip=1&strTab=PublicPetitions

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    1. yes and this petition should be of interest:
      https://www.consultation.rbkc.gov.uk/KMS/dmart.aspx

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  22. Fizzy Lizzie will dine out on this in Sloane Square for the next decade

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  23. TODAY IS THE DAY.

    Dizzie Lizzy will announce her new Cabinet (it will include two huge monstrosities) and the Tories will anoint their new Leader for Kensington and Chelsea.

    A new cancer in Hornton Street will be born, at around 6.50pm this evening in the Town Hall.

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  24. Indeed, a new mutation of an aggressive cancer. It now depends of the 'great unwashed', as they are often referred to, to take action and be seen at the Town Hall at 6 pm.

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  25. Let nobody forget the TMO's role in being the de facto housing dept for RBKC thus far. A look at the TMO website shows all reference to named Board members, a named Executive Team, and a named Chief Executive wiped. The people running it seem to have run away.

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    1. Is the disgraced CEO (Black) still on gardening leave on full salary?

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    2. Does anyone know what TMO is going to do with the £1bn insurance payout?

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    3. Doubtless spend it on lawyers. It won't be enough.

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    4. I've just heard from my contact that TMO AGM was held on 24th May for this year and not in September as usual. I did not get an invitation letter. How could this be??? What with so many failings to safeguard Grenfell residents, massive insurance payout, secretly arranging TMO AGM prior to fire.... stench is unbearable!

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    5. Black has 'stepped aside' to assist with whatever. On FULL salary, of course . what else ?

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    6. Sorry, please disregard the AGM bit. It was a confused message!

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  26. And a look over the TMO's newly created pages about action taken since the Grenfell fire appear to be a frantic and tardy effort to demonstrate responsiveness. They need to move on from their obsession with knocking on doors as the panacea to all ills.

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  27. Grenfell Protesters Demand Council Resignations

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y16Jf9u0fZI

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  28. The Sun are reporting "Residents force the resignations of nine council bosses over the handling of the Grenfell Tower tragedy"

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4041179/residents-force-the-resignations-of-nine-council-bosses-over-the-handling-of-the-grenfell-tower-tragedy/

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  29. TAKEN FROM KCTMO WEBSITE......

    Why work with us?

    (LOTS OF HOLIDAY AND FINAL SALARY PENSION SCHEME!)


    Meet our people

    At Kensington & Chelsea TMO (KCTMO) we believe that there is more to you than just your job title. Each person has different working styles and motivations and that’s why we offer a variety of benefits. Stayed tuned to what’s happening here by following us on Twitter and LinkedIn today! For more reasons why KCTMO is a great place to work, see below.

    Why work with us?

    -- Annual leave between 23-33 days and final salary pension scheme.

    -- Contributing to improving people’s homes and lives – 97% of our staff are prepared to go the extra mile to succeed!

    -- Working for a forward thinking company that’s looking to grow the work it does. We work in a challenging sector, innovation and adapting to change is crucial to our success and we are creating our future.

    -- Clear plans and goals, we know where we’re going. Our staff contribute to our company Business Plan - 94% of staff understand how they can personally contribute to our success.

    -- We offer interest-free season ticket loans, bike and handheld device allowances.

    -- All our employees have access to Benenden Healthcare, our Employee Assistance Programme and the new Perkz online scheme which gives you discounts for a huge range of high street stores.

    -- We’re committed to giving our staff opportunities to grow and develop through learning news skills. We run job shadowing, mentoring and coaching programmes and offer opportunities to move around the organisation. There are great training opportunities. Each year we offer financial assistance with professional qualifications. Last year our staff completed qualifications in housing, accountancy and HR.

    -- You can have a flexible working schedule. The various options are valued by our employees and help to ensure staff enjoy a work life balance.

    -- There are many reasons why you might want to work for KCTMO, it is an innovative social housing organisation with a good track record of success, and exciting prospects for the future.

    |




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    1. Oh, no formal education required, by the way? Or, could I be wrong?

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  30. "Contributing to improving people’s homes and lives – 97% of our staff are prepared to go the extra mile to succeed!"

    ^ Pack of lies. Absolutely laughable!

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    1. YES, looks like we only ever got the 3% that didnt!

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  31. THE ONLY KEY PRIORITY INDICATORS SET BY RBKC TO ASSESS KCTMO PERFORMANCE ARE FINANCIAL - MEANING KCTMO CAN DO EXACTLY WHAT THEY LIKE SO LONG AS ITS CHEAP! = GRENFELL

    ARMS LENGTH MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION

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    1. They killed hundres so it seems they can get away with murders! Strange that nobody has been arrested by the police. If it were US, they have no hesitation of arresting the person on the spot! Old boy's club again. I scratch your back, you scratch mine.

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  32. NOTHING IS CHEAP.. It may appear to be, when looked at the results. But the contracted prices take into consideration of sweeteners and commissions (bribes) paid.
    a figure of £ 47 million is being kicked around, representing the amount 'developers' paid 'RBKC'. Apparently, the bottom is much, much larger, as millions have been paid to those who PUSHED THROUGH the amended Planning Applications, minus 'social housing'. architects for the Knightsbridge complex argued that the flats would be far too big for 'social housing' and the 'service charges' unaffordable. Surely, the question of flat sizes should be considered when the concept is put forward, not when the whole design is complete?

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  33. Cllr Campbell has just been BOO'd. Her speech didn't convince me.

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    1. That Arabic woman in the meeting says, we are all human beings, with heart. But she doesn't realise, some don't have a heart, psychopaths don't understand suffering and pain. It's alien to them. They pretend that they understand hence their speech comes across insincere. Remember the interview of NPB or Black? They sounded as if they were just reading the script and not coming from the heart.

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    2. Yes, but its just their 9-5 building up the pension pot, then home to their freehold houses, away from the problems of the day job, with no understanding of service charge or major works.

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  34. Who gets to keep the brown envelopes?

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  35. Cllr Atkinson "We need to see the dismantling of the TMO & a proper housing dept in its place that listens. TMO is hated by social tenants"

    Well said Cllr Atkinson!

    Saw Cllr Moylan & Lightfoot sitting together. AH!
    RockFM & NPB are abscent. Ah...

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  36. Have you noticed, many of RFM's lies are exposed in the meeting tonight. It seems to me, he just make it up as he go along.

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  37. RBKC locked fire exits at meeting of Grenfell Tower residents.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/why-fire-escape-locked-panic-10833832.amp

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  38. Tonight's speech from Cllr Campbell, the new Leader of Kensington and Chelsea was curiously sanitised and wooden. No spontaneous feeling for what she was talking about. Experienced observers will have been 99% certain that the speech was written for her by the expensive PR crisis consultants hired by the Council .

    The Tory Group must have come to the conclusion after the speeches by residents that there is not a chance in hell of the current Leadership and organisation finding a way to link up with residents and issues in North Kensington. In clear terms, virtual anarchy exists in the Royal Borough.

    Cllr Atkinson's call for the Commissioners to start work tomorrow morning is an unfortunate necessity.

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  39. The Council is a disgrace but the behaviour of those members of the public was intensely counter-productive. If the agitators carry on like this they will alienate vast segments of the population who want them helped

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    1. What a blessedly sheltered life you've had, 09:15.

      I sincerely hope that you never have to endure members of your family being burned to death or forced to inhale cyanide. God forbid that you ever see babies being thrown from windows or people leaping from hundreds of feet to their death because the alternative is worse.

      May you never lose absolutely everything and be left destitute. When things become very difficult in your life or the lives of people you love I hope you and they get all available help.

      There are no 'agitators'. There are generations of people who have been treated with contempt to the extent of being killed. They are entitled to be enraged and their restraint should be humbly respected.

      If this had happened to my family I would hunt each member of the Cabinet down and cause them personal harm.



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    2. Here here 22:06 well said!

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  41. The TMO hasnt posted any Board minutes on its website since November 2016. So much for transparency.

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