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Tuesday, 15 October 2019


Hammersmith and Fulham under Corbynite Cowan is no slouch when it comes to finding devious ways of raising much-needed revenue. When you consider Cowan is Jewish it surprising he has any time for his anti-semite friend
Struggling to look human!

The Council's latest trick is a parking sign of such utter deviousness that it has turned into a real money spinner. 

That's why, at appeal, London Boroughs throw out 30% of the Council's try-on's! What a lousy record.

So complex is the sign that even the CEO remarked to one of his several victims, "that even I do not understand and would report it to his base" 
That didn't stop him hanging around in the pouring rain waiting for prey!

When a victim asked whether the CEO would provide a statement to that effect to facilitate an appeal the Chief Parking Panjandrum, Bram Kainth refused!


Monday, 14 October 2019


How often do we look around Chelsea and wonder how such and such a monstrosity ever got planning consent?
The Chelsea Barracks is one such example of a monster suited to Dubai but not elegant Chelsea.
MISARA has set up an award...the Carbuncle Award and Chelsea residents have just one week to nominate a local building which should never have been allowed to see the light of day. 
Please read below and hurry with your nomination/s: you have just seven days to get them in.

To: All Residents' Associations in Chelsea
Dear Fellow Residents,

Late last year the Milner Street Area Residents' Association (MISARA) announced that it would inaugurate an annual award for the ugliest new building in Chelsea, to be known as the Chelsea Carbuncle. Residents and others are encouraged to submit nominations for the award, for which the winner will be chosen by a panel of three distinguished judges, of whom details are given below. "Chelsea" means that part of RBK&C south of Fulham Road, Walton Street and Pont Street, "new building" means anything built in recent years, and the judges will be at liberty to confer such other awards as they see fit.

Do please circulate this information to all your members, and encourage them to submit nominations by sending an email with photographs of the buildings to our email address (above):


The deadline for nominations is Monday 21 October at 23.59. The judges will be meeting on 28 October for a tour of the nominated buildings. The winners will be announced at MISARA's Annual General Meeting on 5 November.

MISARA has purchased three wooden spoons as prizes, and will invite representatives of the architects, the developer and the planning officers to the AGM to collect them. The chairman of the judges, Dr. John Martin Robinson, will make a short speech to explain the judges' decisions. Photographers will be on hand to record the occasion.


In 2006 Building Design, the specialist weekly magazine widely read by the architectural profession initiated a popular annual competition for the ugliest new building in the UK, with the winner receiving the Carbuncle Cup. Candidates are submitted by readers across the country and the winner is selected by a panel of judges from a shortlist of six ugly buildings publicised with short descriptions and photographs on the magazine's website. We are happy to acknowledge this with gratitude as our original inspiration for the Chelsea Carbuncle.

Pious Aspiration

We hope that the annual award of the Chelsea Carbuncle, of which the award in 2019 will be the first, will lead over time to a visible improvement in new building design in Chelsea.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Richard Grantley
Chairman, MISARA

Details of the judges:

Dr John Martin Robinson is one of Britain's best known architectural historians. 

Will Palin is Director of Conservation at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Anthony Delarue is a distinguished church architect. 

Sunday, 13 October 2019


The Dame enjoyed a quick bite with a just retired MEP.  
He regaled her with stories of life in Brussels: she became quite envious. 
It seems a few former colleagues worked the system with such deviousness they boosted their tax free income to levels approaching €250,000 a year...
The Dame's chum told her though no longer an MEP he picks up his chunky salary for two years. 
This is to help him settle back into the 'real world' as he calls it!
One of the problems facing certain ex MEP's he said was an emptiness in their lives. 
Though they had never had any real work to do they loved the attention they got.
He mentioned Doc Tannock who loved his job as EU Foreign Affairs panjandrum travelling the world first class and accumulating various orders from countries you don't want your gap year daughter sending postcards from.
Anyway, it seems that Doc misses his huge salary and bossing around EU staff.
The Dame has the answer....prior to getting on the EU gravy train the Doc was a shrink.

Depressed And Jobless
Lost an Empire but not found a Role!

Why does he not persuade the EU to allow him to provide counselling for traumatised ex MEP's like himself? 
Sorted, says the Dame


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The local police force has imposed a Section 60 due to the sudden surge in gang violence as a result of gang warfare.
A dimwitted member of the Lords who pretentiously names himself Lord Naseby is backing a bill banning the sale of knives. Does he really think it beyond the wit of these lowlife's not to be able to make one?

Naseby was some backbench MP of no intelligence but got his £300 a day allowance for coming up with stupid ideas like this.

Knife crime would stop overnight if penalties fit the crime.

Saturday, 12 October 2019


Some months ago the Dame was asked to contribute her thoughts on how to reduce the noise of supercars. 

Being an avid reader she picked up on a government trial of acoustic cameras and insisted the Council get in on the trials
When she reported this innovation to the Council Panel she was genuinely shocked that not one officer knew of the trial!

In no time at all Cllr Johnny Thalassites got in on the act. 
If he had been doing his job properly he would not have needed an old lady to tell him of this innovative approach to tackling the problem.

The Dame was surprised to find that young Johnny has never had a proper job so the £55,000 a year he is getting must be like manna from heaven: his mama must be delighted to have him off her hands.....


Here's a picture of the utterly hopeless Cllr Pascal hopping into his £60, 000 set of wheels.
Pascal was offered the Mayorship as compensation for being booted off the leadership team. 
This dented the £75,000 a year the hubby and wife team were pulling in.
Pascall is a rather foolish and inept fellow. One of his 'brainwaves' was a project to recycle Nespresso capsules!

RBKC pays lip service to reducing the dangerous levels of toxic air in the Borough. Major offenders are queueing taxis with their vile idling diesel engines spewing out poison. Has the Council a plan to deal with this menace? No.
Similarly, The Big Bus Tour company runs ancient vehicles more suited to a third world country.
It's time this council showed some initiative and determination. For a start, CEO's who seem to idle their time away should be able to ticket vehicles with stationary idling engines

Friday, 4 October 2019


Looks like Cllr Palmer is having more than his fifteen minutes of fame...two mentions in Private Eye!
Did the Queen's Gate ward vote for an Independent? Well, that's what they have. 
Time for a bye-election so residents can finally get rid of the imposter.

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Thursday, 3 October 2019



The Dame is keen to ask all candidates a few questions. Hopefully, they won't be shy and will volunteer.

First up is Miss Rabina Khan from the Rotten Borough of Tower Hamlets.....the Liberal Democrat choice for upmarket Kensington.

"In April 2015, Khan along with the remaining 17 Tower Hamlets First councillors was described by Commissioner Richard Mawrey QC, acting as a judge in an election court investigating Lutfur Rahman's election, as being elected to Tower Hamlets Council "with the benefit of the corrupt and illegal practices".
Although Khan was not implicated in any claims of electoral fraud. In the same month, Khan announced that she will be standing in the election for mayor of Tower Hamlets as an Independent candidate. In June 2015, she came second to Labour candidate John Biggs.
Interestingly, her husband is a close supporter of Rahman"

  • What was her relationship with the electoral fraudster Luftur Rahman, the city boss of Tower Hamlets
  • Why did Rahman endorse her as his mayoral replacement and claim her as his protégée
  • Apart from a short-lived involvement with Grenfell survivors what connection does she have with the remainder of the Constituency
  • Emma DC has been involved in several resident driven campaigns in the south. Why has Miss Khan been so conspicuously absent
  • What does she feel are the main issues facing the constituency
  • Does she support Cable's plan for swingeing property taxes
  • Does she believe the Referendum result should be ignored?
  • Why did she leave the Labour party
  •  She is claimed to have been a driving force behind Tower Hamlets First, which was accused by many of corrupt practice, bullying et

  • How will she explain to the Leaver majority the potential decision by the Lib Dems to cancel Brexit with withdrawing Article 50
  • If elected will she move to the constituency

Sunday, 22 September 2019




Entrepreneurial EU Citizen starting a restaurant.....
Judge Paul Walker, a New Zealander, is the High Court judge who rejected the Home Office plan to deport the Romanian/Bulgarian citizens currently infesting Mayfair.

According to local people these EU citizens are wreaking terror in the neighbourhood with a wave of violent muggings and aggressive begging.
Fortunately for Judge Walker he lives in the leafy suburbs so can condemn local residents and business to conditions he would never tolerate himself..... 

Saturday, 21 September 2019


Young Dom Cummings suggested to the Dame there was hope the Supreme Court finds the Prime Minister acted illegally in proroguing  Parliament.
According to him, ordinary people loathed the judiciary with such vehemence that an attack on Johnson by senior judges would send his popularity soaring.

He said voters regarded judges as overpaid Leftie wastes' of space....

Inflammatory stuff but he could have a point....

Monday, 16 September 2019


Wily chairman of the Kensington Association, Andrew Foster, is working hard to palm off members with 
the idea that the treacherous and bullying Palmer has mended his ways and will no longer work for the opposition Brexit Party.
In fact, Palmer has been telling Foster that he has such a loyal following in his Remainer ward that they would all follow him to the Brexit Party!
The deluded Palmer thinks he is untouchable!
What madness is this.......


It will be an extraordinary state of affairs if Palmer is allowed to continue to take the Tory whip.
Tony Blair's sidekick, Campbell was kicked out of the Labour Party for merely saying he would vote Lib Dem. 
Similarly, the old poseur Heseltine got canned for the same.

Palmer, on the other hand, drove up to the East Midlands to spend days canvassing for Brexit Party MEP candidates......

Thursday, 12 September 2019


Nicola Horlick is a real blowhard whose main PR strapline is that she ran a family and worked in the City. 
So what? Thousands do.

Anyway, according to the Dame's old friend, Guido Fawkes, the Lib Dems think that this old relic from the '80's is going to frighten smoothie Greg Hands. 
The Lib Dem chairman thinks Chelsea and Fulham voters will be attracted by some old City hack: it's very doubtful. 
Horlick is all mouth and no trousers

The astonishing thing is that Horlick gets so much coverage when her struggling peer to peer lender, Money & Co seems to have reduced employees from twelve to one.
Nicola hit a very bad patch when her asset management company, Bramdean, invested in Madoff. 
Before he ran off with everybody's money she was quoted as saying he was 'good at calling the markets'! You can read more about the dimwit HERE
Obviously, she had a judgment bypass 


Is the Liberal Democrat choice to fight the Kensington seat, Rabina Khan, a protegee and friend of the disgraced Tower Hamlets Mayor, Luftur Rahman? 
You will need to ask Miss Khan.....but she was part of his party and then - after he was kicked out of office and barred from standing for election offences - she was his favoured candidate in the ensuing by-election.
Rahman, an electoral fraudster, has a colourful history in East London. 
Reading about him HERE he seems to be the sort of politician more suited to Bostonian politics. 
He also seems to have very dodgy friends in ' Extreme Islamist' politics so The Dame advises potential Lib Dem voters to forensically question Khan about what she thought of the morals and ethics of her one-time political colleague and possible mentor?
And don't even think of suing the Dame. Her last few thousand were wasted on her new facelift.

Khan also has powerful friends within the Lib Dem leadership. 
In order to thwart the local association from making their own choice the national party fixed it so the clock would run out and their own people could be imposed on the association: hence the foisting of someone with no connection to Kensington on the local association. Evidently, the Liberal Democrat Party chairman has gone on the record as saying, "straight white men" would be unlikely to be selected!


Wednesday, 11 September 2019


Can someone help an old thing with poor vision?
The Dame is an avid follower of council debates using her rather elderly Amstrad.

She looked carefully around the council chamber hoping to espy Cllr Palmer checking his share portfolio but saw no sign of him.

Wayward Palmer
She hopes that he has not got into trouble over his East Midlands dalliance with the Brexit Party. 
Tribal loyalty is a 'sine qua non' in the Tory Party and Cllr Palmer's excuses that he was fed up with Mrs. May will count for nothing.
If you are a member of the Conservative Party it's unwise to canvass for the opposition....and if you do expect to get canned.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019


Dear Dame,
When elected Cllr Campbell promised a new 'listening and hearing' era: she has not delivered on that promise.
You will be interested in this letter from the chairman of one influential RA chairman who claims the wishes of residents have been ignored in the interests of 'big business'.
Cllr Campbell has also presided over the extraordinary state of affairs whereby the Labour Group refuses to participate in Scrutiny Committee work. 
This is not good news for residents.
I see that our Council is spending over half a million a year on public relations. No amount of money wasted on PR disguise the truth that old habits die very hard.

A concerned Conservative resident

Dear Member,

The Council has recently circulated a newsletter announcing that the Cadogan Estate's scheme to provide parking spaces outside its luxury shops in Sloane Street, rebranded by the Council as a "public realm improvement scheme", is to go ahead. Work will start on the southern section of the scheme, from Sloane Square to Cadogan Gate, later this year. The newsletter can be read here:

This decision has been made notwithstanding strong criticism of the scheme from MISARA, the Brompton Association, the Chelsea Society and other residents' groups.

We have been badly let down by our local ward councillors, who have chosen to support the scheme, based on the results of the Council's consultations which purport to show "a very favourable response" from those consulted, particularly from local residents. We know that your own views are very different: we have explained many times that the Council's consultations were so manipulative and one sided as to provide no basis for decision making, but our explanations have simply been ignored.

In response to the last consultation, individuals and organisations wrote letters and emails to the Council showing opposition to the scheme by 19-7. We have repeatedly asked the Council to publish the appendix containing these letters on its website, but the Council continues to refuse to do so.

In recent months our priority has been to try and persuade the Council to remove the unsightly "planters" from the scheme. Sophie Andreae, the chairman of the Brompton Association, and Stephen Baxter, representing MISARA, have argued the case for this at several meetings with Cadogan and Council officials. On 15 July 2019 they sent an email to Cllr Thalassites, Lead Member for Planning and Transport, pleading for their removal, which can be read here:

At one of these meetings the Council furnished pictures of the street resurfaced not in York stone but in porphyry, the second most expensive material after marble. This shows what can happen when Council officials are given the freedom to spend a large amount (£18 million!) of someone else's money.

Readers of Country Life will have noted a recent article by its former editor Clive Aslet, a patron of Save Sloane Square, referring to a moment in the 1950s "when the Cadogan Estate had a rush of blood to the head and proposed replacing most of Sloane Street and Sloane Square with a mini Swindon of concrete towers and walkways reached by escalators". Evidently its destructive tendencies have history behind it.

On 24 April 2019 Dr James Thompson, the chairman of the Chelsea Society, wrote a trenchant letter of criticism to the Leader of the Council calling on her to abandon the proposed narrowing of the carriageway in the northern section of the street: 

The letter concludes:

"Elizabeth, we recall that you made a number of speeches, before and during the local elections, in which you acknowledged that the culture of the Council needed to change, and promised that the Council would “take greater care to listen to residents’ views” and become “a truly listening borough” and that “we will be judged by what we do and not what we say”.

In the matter of Sloane Street however, the Council seems to have reverted to its pre-election behaviour. It organises a consultation designed to show support for a particular outcome, rather than to discover the residents’ views; it ignores those views when they are expressed; it pretends that support exists when it doesn’t; and it fails to engage with organisations which genuinely represent local people.  It also seems to have been unduly influenced by a conditional offer of third-party funding.  These are all matters which I am sure will be debated at the Society’s next AGM.

I am therefore asking you to review this Key Decision, and not to proceed with any narrowing of the carriageway of Sloane Street north of Harriet Street. If the choice is narrowing the carriageway or doing nothing we would prefer doing nothing".

The Council is hosting two meetings at Cadogan Hall at which visitors will be able to ask questions about the construction programme and the detailed works. These will be on Thursday 18 July from 15.30-19.30 and Saturday 20 July from 10.00-14.00.

We regret that our efforts to stop this unwelcome scheme have been so unavailing. We will continue to try and influence the details, but we are not optimistic.

Best wishes,

Richard Grantley
Chairman, MISARA