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Saturday, 26 December 2020

BAILEY VERSUS TICE? NO CONTEST


 






                                                                                                                  Sometimes the truth has to hurt.......

The Dame has broken bread with Shaun Bailey and Richard Tice, founder of Reform UK.

Over a sandwich lunch, the Dame endured an hour of Bailey talking incoherent rubbish. Not once did he ask a question. He behaved like a mobile phone salesman not the potential mayor of a super city. 

The Dame has written several times to him as an AM: predictably the question being complex got no response.

On the other hand, the Dame has met Tice and was impressed by his intelligence and leadership skills.

In the years ahead, London will need an 'ambassadorial leader'.

That a blustering blowhard like Bailey could fit the bill is deeply concerning.

Tice is considering standing as Mayor of London. 

Great cities need leaders with the personality and business skills to lead a team: Tice has those skills....Bailey, an ex youth worker is totally ill-equipped....but worse, fails to realise his shortcomings.

No wonder Khan smiles when Bailey's name comes up. 

Only Tice could wipe the smile off Khan's face.

Monday, 21 December 2020

JENRICK....ANOTHER CABINET PUDDING

               a Right Hon and his ex soft porn publisher chum

......and talking of Cabinet spivs...here's another story the old Dame has nicked from her more successful rival, The Steeples Times.

This is what Steeples has to say about the appalling Jenrick and his equally appalling friend, the ex soft porn publisher, 'Dirty Dick' Richard Desmond.....


Jobsworth Robert Jenrick announces estate agents CAN take potential virus spreaders into peoples’ homes even in Tier 4 lockdown areas; a QUARTER of donations to the Tory party come from the property sector.

Read on  if not thoroughly disgusted HERE

THE DAME SHAFTS SPIVVY SHAPPS: SUE THE DAME...IF YOU DARE!

One of the Dame's favourite journos is Andrew Pierce.

Below is what Andrew wrote about the hyper dishonest Shapps. 

Our PM likes to surround himself with third-raters and now those third-raters are busy ordering us around. 

Johnson even has/had criminal friends like the violent psychopath Darius Guppy.

This once great country is led by politicians more suited to running used car sales operations of permanent interest to Trading Standards officers.


A Right Honourable Spiv posing as Michael Green in Las Vegas

"In 2012, Shapps was accused of having breached the code of conduct for ministers and MPs when it was revealed he held a second job after entering Parliament, something he had repeatedly denied.

The MP had been exposed as having used a pen name ‘Michael Green’ to run a web marketing company which told people ‘how to become filthy stinking rich online’ by buying his self-help books, which cost £150. There were photos of Shapps in 2004 at a conference in Las Vegas wearing the name tag of his alter-ego. He also posed in publicity material as a successful businessman in convertible cars and a private plane.

At the time he said he had used the pseudonym to separate ‘business from politics’ but he insisted he had never traded as Green after becoming an MP. He threatened to sue a constituent who suggested otherwise.

Shapps – who by now had got the nickname Duracell Bunny, for his dogged ability to keep going despite countless scandals – was embarrassed again when it emerged that he had edited his own online Wikipedia biography to alter his school exam results and delete the identity of donors to his private office."

Sunday, 20 December 2020

GLEEFUL WHITTY SAYS 'UNPACK YOUR BAGS'


                              Cold Fish

There's something of the mole about Mr Whitty: a man who exists in damp and dark places

Small human pleasures seem non-existent in his dreary life.

With a cursory "unpack your bags"  he wrecks the dreams of millions looking forward to a family Christmas.

What crass ineptitude! What lack of emotional intelligence and sensitivity.

It even seems he relishes his instruction.

Whitty is a man with an emotional bypass.

Our two MP's, Felicity Buchan and Greg Hands need to remind their boss his underling, Whitty, is doing great damage to the perception of this government.



Friday, 18 December 2020

LEBEDEV: PEERING INTO OUR ROTTING WORLD

  Count Dracula of the Siberian Gulag and Richmond upon Thames


What would the Dame's old friend, Mr Evelyn Waugh, make of 'Modern Britain'?

Lebedev's father was once the United Kingdom's fiercest enemy. 

In just a couple of decades his son, wolf loving Lebedev Junior, has become a peer of our rotting realm.

This makes ultra disturbing reading Lebedev/Johnson


Rubbing salt in the wounds the boy is 'made up' as Lord Lebedev of Siberia where the Gulag salt mines are situated and where millions were tortured to death by the father's employers.

Ironically, the dodgy boy is sponsored by none other than Milord Ken Clark.

Clark, as Home Secretary, would have once been watching the activities of his KGB father.



                       Peerlessly Degenerate?

One expects Lebedev might struggle to abide by the Lords's Code of Conduct-a bad joke in itself!

When Lebedev asked how he could become a 'Lordy' was told he would need to engage in some blatant and self-interested 'political philanthropy' and take powerful politicians on expensively debauched holidays at his Tuscan castle.

He did both.... the mysterious weirdo is now part of our corrupt Establishment.




Tuesday, 15 December 2020

A COUNCIL FIGHTING HARD FOR THE ROYAL BROMPTON

The Council battled to save the Royal Brompton Hospital for residents as well as the thousands who come from outside the Borough to benefit from the hospital's world-class services.

                               Kemahli worked hard

The decision by the governors to accept the takeover( for that is exactly what it is) is shameful.

And more galling is the lack of public scrutiny which one governor eloquently highlighted.

This is a bad decision to be regretted for years to come.

Michael Mates, the lead governor, demonstrated his arrogance by filing his fingers and fiddling with his mobile during this vital meeting.

Mates has a disgraceful record when it comes to matters judgmental as does the chairman, Sally Morgan.

A shameful day for our Borough.

Praise in particular for Cllr Kemahli who fought hard to save the Royal Brompton.

LISTEN IN TO THE ROYAL BROMPTON GOVERNOR'S MEETING AND WATCH COLONEL MATES DOING A MANICURE


Filing his nails!!


So involved was the Lead Governor of the Royal Brompton that the Dame caught him filing his claw-like talons.

You can listen and watch now

Watch It

BENDING TO THE WILL OF BELL, MATES AND MORGAN

 


The End

Dear Dame,

At 11.00am today the mostly supine governors of our great hospital will vote will doubtless go “for the merger” but in reality the statutory acquisition of the Brompton by Guys and St Thomas’s

 

The Brompton won’t close tomorrow, but in the middle of a pandemic why is this decision being kept so secret that even the Governors' meeting is being held behind closed doors and away from the scrutiny of the public.

The Dame has reported on the background of the three drivers of the destruction of the hospital...Mates, Bell and Morgan. 


This trio will go down in history as the public health vandals they are.

 

It is a tragedy...

 

In spite of cross-party local opposition (and disinterest from Matt Hancock) all requests to delay the decision so it can be discussed and scrutinized in public have been refused....a strange sort of democracy.

 

 

I know, Dame, you feel a great fondness for the Brompton and the shared work it does with the Marsden so today is a depressing day, made even more so by the lack of public accountability in the decision-making process.


Yours in sadness


A Friend of the Royal Brompton.

 

Saturday, 12 December 2020

THE DAME....'A NATIONAL TREASURE' ?

 

                                                                 A National Treasure

After the brutal attacks upon the Dame by Colonel Mates, Lead Governor of the Royal Brompton and his spiritual adviser, Father Davies(not an onerous task) friends of the old thing decided that she needed cheering up.

Prince William called for us to 'celebrate' the life of another old Dame describing her, rather foolishly, as a "National Treasure". 

To be a "National Treasure" these days you have to be a mummer or strummer.

And why these days are we always asked to 'celebrate' this or that or 'reach out' to people?

So, how about adding our own much loved Dame to the pantheon of "National Treasures"?



Wednesday, 9 December 2020

MATES OF MATES ATTACK THE DEAR OLD DAME

 

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LEAD GOVERNOR OF ROYAL BROMPTON SAYS THE DAME IS 'BENEATH CONTEMPT' AND NEEDS A THRASHING



The Colonel with stick to beat the old Dame with.......



Michael Mates emailed below to the fragrant Dame.....

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The Lead Governor of the Royal Brompton is a fine judge of character so when he praises 'Sally'  we MUST listen: after all, Colonel Mates went to the trouble of sending his friend the fraudster, Asil Nadir, a watch engraved...."Don't Let The Buggers Get You DOWN". It didn't do the Nadir much good as he ended up going DOWN for ten years. 

Mates, you are a damned fool with an 'interesting past'. 

You should resign.

You say most of the governors 'respect and admire' Sally so name the ones that don't!





Tuesday, 8 December 2020

THE ROYAL BROMPTON LEADERSHIP....WHAT A SHOWER

The Royal Brompton has some colourful 'characters' leading it.

First off is the CE, Lebanese born, Bob Bell seen here with his brace of Purdeys shooting on the Earl of T******l spread noted for its high birds.......

                                                      Bob behind the blonde bird

Then the Dame heard about the lead governor, the controverial Col Mates, one time MP and such a good friend of convicted fraudster, Asil Nadir, he gave him a watch engraved with, "Don't Let The Buggers Get You Down"

The Dame then remembered other controversies the Colonel had got emeshed with.... The Panama Papers revealed that Mates was minority shareholder of an offshore investment company named Haylandale Limited from 2005 to at least April 2010, the end of his parliamentary period, and owned four subsidiary firms from August 2007 to December 2008 for leasing and services connected to luxury properties in the Bahamas. The Colonel  had, however, previously declared that he was the remunerated Chairman of Haylandale, which undertook property development in the West Indies in the Register of Members' Interests for the period of 2005 to 2010.



                             No Mates with Hands

Evidently, Greg Hands goes apoplectic when Mates's name comes up.

Then we have corporate accident prone Baroness Morgan leading up the rear. The Dame has dealt with her previously.

What a very interesting bunch. 

Makes the excellent leadership team at the wonderful Royal Marsden look quite worthy and dull!

Monday, 7 December 2020

THE BLUNDERING BARONESS CHAIRS THE ROYAL BROMPTON: IF THE ROYAL BROMPTON WERE QUOTED YOU WOULD SHORT IT

                                    SUPINE SALLY

Bob Bell likes to rub local noses in it. 

The architect behind the closure of our great hospital has invited a little known member of the Labour 'aristocracy', Lady Sally Morgan, to chair the hospital just as it enter its death throes.

Why is it that every company Morgan involves herself with dies or goes into intensive care?

This ex secondary school teacher was a Southern Cross non-executive director when it collapsed in disgrace. 

Morgan was repeatedly warned by GMB about serious issues of management at Southern Cross but chose to do nothing SOUTHERN CROSS


If you thought that corporate disaster would be a salutary lesson think again. Morgan then moved on to Carillion and that promptly collapses amidst near-criminal activity. CARILLION

Finally, she ends up a non-executive board member of intensive care candidate, Countrywide. 

Most of the Board leave but not our Sally. She hangs on in there picking up yet another fee. COUNTRYWIDE


If the Royal Brompton was an FTSE stock and Morgan the chairman you would be a fool not to short it.


Someone has made the comment that the Baroness's behaviour is like that of some spiv....the very sort she would condemn.

This appointment is an insult to the doctors, nurses and frontline staff who we so value in the NHS.

The Dame asks that those who tweet please tweet.


IDLING ENGINES KILL CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIAN

                                              
  • An idling engine can produce up to twice as many exhaust emissions as an engine in motion. 
  • Exhaust emissions contain a range of air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter. 
  • These can affect the air quality of the surrounding environment and the air we breathe.
The Council has a duty of care to residents whether they be cyclists and pedestrians-old and young.
A blocked up Kensington High Street is a danger to human life not just because emergency vehicles become marooned but because of air toxicity. 
We know from Wandsworth Council that dangerous pollution soared when the cycle lanes caused congestion leading to idling engines. 
Dangerous pollution dropped dramatically when cycle lanes were removed.
We should all be writing to Cllr Thalassites thanking the Council for removing a source of cancer and bronchial diseases.

Please write to Cllr.Johnny.Thalassites@rbkc.gov.uk supporting this life-saving measure.


Sunday, 6 December 2020

COMMONLY PURPOSELESS POLICING


                            Mob Rule

The police have been well and truly infiltrated by Common Purpose; a dangerous organisation run by Sir David Bell and Julia Middleton. You can read about this spooky, secretive org. HERE

Senior police are an obvious target as they love the idea of courses held amongst the dreaming spires of Oxford and pretending they are 'intello's' not mundane coppers.

So hopeless have the police become in basic policing their 'intelligence network' totally failed to work out thousand of young, drunken people would be descending on Harrods and Knightsbridge creating havoc and fear.






Saturday, 5 December 2020

A CATALYST FOR TREE CHOPPING VANDALISM

 


The sums of money bosses of charities grab never cease to surprise: like leaders of local authorities they always trot out the tired old mantra of , "we have to pay this much or they will be poached by the private sector"

They forget a private sector company would find little use for these paper shufflers.

The boss of Catalyst housing association is paid, with benefits, around £250,000 a year....outrageous for a housing charity.

You can read the report from THINK about how Wornington Green residents are fighting to save 42 trees from Catalyst's chainsaws....


Friday, 4 December 2020

GOVERNMENT AND MAYOR OF LONDON VERSUS RBK&C RESIDENTS

We cannot allow this government and the Mayor to push us around. 

The Council bowed to the wishes of residents and the business community and is now being attacked for doing the right thing.

The Dame will be writing to Cllr Thalassites and activetravel@rbkc.gov.uk confirming her deep opposition to cycle lanes in Kensington High St and we should all write to 

confirming our support for its decision to end this failed experiment

URGENT: ACTION NEEDED

Dear VRARA member,

Urgent: Your support is needed for Council’s decision to remove the cycle lanes on Kensington High Street

The Council has responded to public concern about the way the Cycle Lanes on Kensington High Street have been implemented and now needs your support to defend its decision against threats from the Government and the Mayor to take over this street.
RBKC has already started removing the cycle lanes, but as you must have read, the Government is now threatening to take over Kensington High Street in order to block their removal and implement a permanent cycle lane.
The Council needs your support for their decision to remove the cycle lanes to demonstrate that the have strong support from residents for the action they have taken.
Action
The Council would like residents, as a matter of urgency, to write to:              

to confirm your opposition to the cycle lanes and your support for the action the Council has taken, signing with your name and address.
Your letter/email of support for the Council’s action should be short and to the point.
Finally, I wanted to reiterate that this objection is not against cyclists and certainly not against pro-environment measures. Many of us are presently working with our residents' associations to engage with RBKC in order to come up with concrete measures to address the need for safer cycle routes  and encourage more active travel.

Michael Bach
Chairman
Victoria Road Area Residents’ Association

SCOTTISH MR GOVE HATES SCOTCH EGGS

 



In this government, we have a Cabinet minister well skilled in dealing with the vexed question as to whether another Scottish export represents 'a substantial meal'.

Aberdonian Mr Gove is 'rightminded' in trying to banish this disgusting Scottish product from our pubs.

The Dame was asked the other day why Mr Gove wanted us all to be locked up at home for the long duration.

She was able to answer that if you come from Mr Gove's hometown, Aberdeen, indoors is the best place to be.

We need a 'Scotch Egg Patrol' led by Mr Gove ready to raid any pub selling one of these horror balls.


KHAN'T DO ANYTHING RIGHT BRINGS POLITICS INTO THE MIX

                                    

What a peevish and bitter fellow is Sadiq 'Khan't get anything right'. 

If Hammersmith & Fulham removed a problematic cycle lane we would have heard nothing from the failed 'uman rights lawyer.

This is the moment when we need to stand behind the council and Cllr Thalassites: RBKC took the right decision.

The Council listened; heard what residents and business wanted and cancelled an experiment that did nothing but add even more congestion and pollution.



Thursday, 3 December 2020

THE DAME MAKES MISS MADDEN STAY ON AFTER SCHOOL

 

                                                                      Head of Fox, Miss Madden

No one can take away credit from Miss Madden and her staff for her wonderful school. 

Everybody accepts it as a paragon of Primary School excellence-hence the waiting list. 

Getting involved in demos-whatever the motive, is not really what a taxpayer funded school should be doing.

Please stick to the excellent work you do and no more media interviews, please.



Dear Dame,


We read with interest your excellent piece on the cycle lane folly on Kensington High Street. It is good news indeed that the Council has seen sense  and listened to the concerns of its residents and hard-pressed local businesses.

Well done them! 

We also read with interest and concern the inappropriate involvement of Fox Primary School teachers (also covered in other news outlets). They have every right to express their views but this must be done as individuals not (apparently) as school representatives. This very public involvement seems to have happened without the appropriate approval of their Governing body or the majority of parents. A sad day indeed for good Governance and common sense. 
One can only wonder what OFSTED would make of this! Far better for Fox to focus on their children's education and educate themselves on the rigours of good governance especially where hard-pressed tax payers money is concerned.

Yours, 

Concerned of Kensington 

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

PCSO LEE OVERY TELLS RESIDENTS TO WASH THEIR HANDS AND FACE! THE BURGEONING OF A POLICE STATE?

We are constantly told the police are under-resourced yet they seem to have plenty of time to send out patronising and infantilising messages to us rather sophisticated inhabitants of the Royal Borough 

Police Community Support Officer Overy sits in a warm office bashing out this rubbish: he should be pounding the pavements stopping street crime. 

The Dame doesn't blame Overy but she does blame his senior officers. They need to remember this misallocation of resources gives the impression that the police have little to do.

This sort of messaging is not the job of coppers and Nextdoor, set up by a dodgy Californian, is not the right vehicle.



Tuesday, 1 December 2020

GO AWAY GOVE

 



Is it really a good idea to send out Mr Gove to justify the destruction of our economy based upon the dubious stats provided by Whitty and Vallance? 

The three have much in common: none have ever had to run a business.

The Great Libertarian also stands firmly behind the bullying of protesters by police.

Clearly, Gove thinks that by continually pushing himself in front of the media it enhances his chances to succeed the buffoon. 

He needs to understand his own days are numbered and that the 'go to' man is Mr Sunak.

The Dame is still shocked by Mr Gove's behaviour in her local restaurant DROP TAKEN seen and reported on by one of her sober readers.