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Thursday, 29 April 2021

SAUDIS TO DESTROY MARKS & SPENCERS IN KINGS ROAD...THEY MUST BE STOPPED

The late and great Marcus Sieff, one-time chairman of Marks & Spencer, loved the store in King's Road.

How horrified he would be to know a mysterious Jeddah-based Saudi family planned to raze it to the ground and replace with the monstrosity below. 

It might suit Chop Chop Square in Jeddah but not our beloved King's Road.


The developers, Jeddah based HALJ group, is headed by Osama Al Haddad; he's someone well known to the Saudi Crown Prince.... the man accused of ordering the torture and brutal murder of one of his critics. 
another Osama.....

You may well imagine the Dame has stepped up her personal security. Bad things can happen to those criticising this barbarous country so stuck in medieval times.

If councillors grant permission for this horror residents will have lost all control over their community and we will have only ourselves to blame.
So, those of us who love Chelsea and King's Road need to wage war against this crude Saudi invasion.

Markham Street Residents Association are leading the charge so please click HERE
STOP PRESS!!! The Dame has received a furious and fuming email from a Miss Grossman of the Markham St RA saying the RA does not want to be associated with any protest about the development so the old Dame imagines that Markham St RA is in favour of Saudi plans....the old thing is confused....
You can immediately and directly object to RBKC PLANNING PORTAL
We all need to man the barricades and defend Chelsea against rapacious Middle Eastern invaders with no care for our community.


Monday, 26 April 2021

NEXTDOOR: A DOOR TO BILLIONS FOR GREEDY VC'S


 

Nirav Tolia: Hit and Run Convict founder who has just sold his Pacific Heights house for £25m

Nextdoor is a sinister 'neighbourhood' network founded by a convicted hit-and-run driver. But if you read this you will see that this is not the sort of man that you would want your daughter to have anything to do with. And read this and you will be even more disgusted by this man with the morals of an alleycat.READ

It has conned RBK&C, the police and other government bodies into believing it is a cosy 'not for profit' enterprise:in fact, it's backed by fearsome US venture capitalists mad keen to make money out of the lonely and gullible. 

Here are just a few of those VCs about to make millions out of the 'people next door'. 

Benchmark, Shasta Ventures, Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Riverwood Capital, Bond, Axel Springer, Comcast Ventures and others.


Many complaints centre around the way Nextdoor harvests personal information without consent and sells that information. It's done by feeding the naive that Nextdoor is some sort of caring community initiative: in reality,  it's just a ruthless money-grubbing American outfit with no soul.

Well-meaning residents of the Royal Borough don't realise that they are the victims of one enormous con trick. 

But, it's worse.... as Buzzfeed reports HERE

Dear reader...if you don't want your personal information used to make VCs rich then don't use Nextdoor and remember, once your personal information is 'out there' you are at grave risk.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. 

START YOUR OWN GENUINE NEIGHBOURLY NETWORK...DON'T BE CONNED BY SILICON VALLEY SHYSTERS.


Saturday, 24 April 2021

A LIBERTARIAN GOVERNMENT? YOU MUST BE JOKING!

 


A dear friend of the Dame put up this charmingly amusing picture on Instagram. 

In short order, it was 'censored' with a government-inspired 'directive' as below....


It seems that even social media is watched over by snooping government organs keen to manage the masses and their opinions.....
Maybe, the Prime Minister's Commie SAGE adviser, Professor Mitchie came up with this people controlling strategem?


Thursday, 22 April 2021

SHINING LIGHTS INTO DARK PLACES

 

The Hornets Nest was mentioned at the Grenfell enquiry this morning   3.08 into the morning session, the blog was described as: "a breath of fresh air" 

 

 

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

TRAVELLER YOUTH ARE 'UNTOUCHABLES' FOR POLICE


This weekend the police allowed thousands of 'traveller' youths to take over the streets around Harrods. How different to the pandemic days when hundreds of police were available to harass supposed COVID rule breakers. 

Maybe the answer is that the police are as terrified of these gangs as we members of the public.

The police nowhere to be seen and had not a word of apology for their refusal to maintain law and order on our streets. 

Major shops in the area closed down in fear of these marauding groups.

Residents report being threatened by drunken traveller gangs in Hyde Park with attempts made to steal dogs from owners. 

Harrods is now a magnet for low life: if it closed down tomorrow there would be great relief. 

Monday, 19 April 2021

DOWDEN SPEAKS BALLS

 


So said the Dame's old friend, Mr Wilde.

Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is fuming. He says, "I will do whatever it takes to stop the dastardly plan of the European Super League" 

This strange man says, "I will withhold work permits and remove policing from grounds." 

And, to curry favour with Labour voters says he will initiate a 'fan led' review into UK football!

This is a heaven-sent opportunity for the Government to distract the masses from the alienation of their basic liberties and pretend to be footie mad....so embarrassing.

Still, this could be the moment for our £170k a year Council PR man, Price-Thompson to jump on the bandwagon with a 'statement' supporting football fans.....

Maybe, we can expect a statement from Doc Quirk?



HUGH OSMOND TAKES ON ANTI BUSINESS GOVERNMENT


The Steeples Times has produced an excellent piece that illuminates the inanity of Boris Johnson and the damage he is inflicting upon the local hospitality industry.

It's a MUST READ 

Incidentally, it seems that the hapless Johnson's father has upset neighbours near his grandiosely named 'Exmoor estate.' 

One neighbour describes Johnson Pere as deeply unpleasant!

SUFFOCATING SMALL BUSINESS WITH BUSINESS RATES


Dear Dame,

The other day I was having a business meeting in Duke of York Square when the Mayor introduced himself saying he was on a Walkabout to encourage business post lockdown.

I own a small business in Walton Street and the purpose of my meeting, interrupted by the Mayor, was to discuss with my financial adviser how I could keep going faced with the double barbed challenge of Business Rates and rent charged by a rapacious landlord.

My rent is £65,000 a year and the Council demands another £32,000 a year in Business Rates. 

This is before I pay staff and other costs.

It is time the Council and our two MP's, Greg Hands and Felicity Buchan made reform of Business Rates an absolute priority. 

For too long we have had empty promises from a Conservative government that pretends to be pro-business.

So, Mr Mayor, though Walkabouts may look good they do nothing to encourage business....and remember that local business creates jobs and a vibrant community.


Regards,

A Royal Borough struggling shop owner


 









Thursday, 15 April 2021

MR PLOD DOES PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT....


Here's another trougher. This time an ex Met Commissioner

'Milord' Hogan-Howe is always 'investigating' ways to turn a bob or two to supplement his paltry £100k a year pension and the £45 k a year from the Lords.

It now appears that H-H was being paid £100k a year by that dodgy Aussie, Lex Greensill, whilst at the same time working in the Cabinet Office.

When asked what the f***k he thought he was doing the ex Plod pompously replied that he was involved only in 'product development'.

We know that senior coppers have ideas above their station but how can a policeman have much idea about 'financial products'?

No wonder the investigative media were pleased to see the back of this BULLY



SAINT THERESA? NOT ACCORDING TO THE STEEPLES TIMES!

The Steeples Times accuses the saintly Theresa May as being as much of a trougher as Cameron and cronies.  

You can read about it here PIGGY

Last year, the quite hopelessly hapless female version of John Major managed to get a bunch of dimwits to pay her over £1.2m.

It is deeply disappointing that those we elect turn out to be greedy and unprincipled opportunists.

How lucky we are to have a free and investigative press in this country.

Our press is the dedicated enemy of corrupt politicians.



Wednesday, 14 April 2021

NO SPACE FOR THE SPACE

Dear Dame

I have been alerted to this in This is North Kensington. HERE

What a shame the Council is being so utterly insensitive to this amazing local charity for 'have not's'.

Come on Cllr Campbell....sort this ridiculous situation out now otherwise your words about working with the community will be just WORDS!

An astounded HAVE resident


Tuesday, 13 April 2021

AN URGENT INDEPENDENT AND ANONYMOUS SURVEY ON HOW OUR COUNCIL IS DOING

 RBKC Survey


This independent survey is being carried out by the
 Centre for Governance and Scrutiny (CfGS), in order to support a review of governance which CfGS is carrying out and which Kensington and Chelsea Council 
is funding.

The survey covers how you may have tried to have a say in Kensington & Chelsea Council decisions in the past, and how you might do so in the future. It should only take a couple of minutes to complete.

Please share your views HERE

Sunday, 11 April 2021

JENRICK AND A RICKETY REPUTATION

Jenrick

Richard Desmond is not someone to cross lightly. 

One is sure the maxim. "behind every great fortune is a great crime" does not apply to Desmond: after all, he is a major Conservative Party donor and 'philanthropist' (isn't everybody nowadays?)

But what is quite extraordinary is the friendship between Desmond and Cabinet Minister Jenrick. 'By Lines' has looked at both men HERE and makes connections. If proven, it indicates yet again our Prime Minister is a serious gambler.

We see in Jenrick and Shapps two men who really should not be described as Right Honourable.....and who should not be leading the people of this country.


Wednesday, 7 April 2021

SUNAK SOON PLEASE

A Prime Minister with the skids under him is always advised to do a mass of photoshoots as if still campaigning. This is a classic 'distraction strategy'.....

....and the reason for the ceaseless pictures of Johnson playing with crayons at some primary school or covered in plastic as, Kim Jong style, he tours vaccine facilities doing quality control!


Johnson is a fraud and lousy leader surrounded by third raters because those are the types he relates to.

The exception is Rishi Sunak. 

The sooner the 22 Committee see Johnson for what he is the sooner we can get a Prime Minister who knows what he is doing and has proven leadership qualities. 

Saturday, 3 April 2021

KENSINGTON SOCIETY DEVELOPER ALERT: OBJECTION DEADLINE EASTER MONDAY!

A truly horrible development is being cooked up for Pelham St, South Ken

Dear Members
 
You may have already objected to this but if not, please do object to this terrible planning application.  It is 116% larger than the existing building.  The “end of public consultation” is Easter Monday but your objection will be received and must be considered up until the decision date.  So write when you can.

You may have seen the plans to demolish and replace 63-81 Pelham Street with an oversized 7 storey building that will affect not only residents of the narrow street itself, but will have a lasting impact on everyone traveling through and around South Kensington.
 
With RBKC's public comments window closing this Monday 5th April, it's critical that each of us write to make our views heard now:
 


You can read about HERE and see how out of context the monstrosity will be.

A CONSERVATIVE PRIME MINISTER AND HIS COMMIE ADVISER

One of Johnson's more bizarre appointments was of Professor Susan Mitchie to SAGE.

Mitchie and her ex-husband are committed Stalinists: Mitchie herself is a leading member of the Communist Party of Great Britain and, through her Aberconway wealth, a generous sponsor.

Her specialty is 'Behavioural Science'-another way of managing the masses so they do as 'authority' tells them.

It's all rather backfired. Having adopted his Commie friend's ideology Johnson now finds the population is so cowed it's reluctant to leave home and lead a normal life!

This is what the vile Mitchie had to say:

 “persuasion” was one of 10 options put forward for increasing adherence to social distancing in the document, and that it involved giving people “an accurate perception of risk and therefore, for some, increasing the personal threat they perceive, along with being empowered to take actions to reduce the threat”.

Johnson provided this wicked woman with a vehicle for her nasty people controlling experiments. 






KWARTENG SUMS UP A DANGEROUS BUFFOON

The Dame met Kwasi Kwarteng years back at a delightful party given by a Tory magnate 

At that time Kwasi was fiddling around doing a  bit of research work. What was noticeable was his absolute charm and genuine interest in people-especially those feeling a bit lost amongst the great and not so good.

One hopes that having successfully climbed the greasy political pole KK has not lost that quality. It makes him somewhat unique in his political milieu 

The horrible little piece of work, Alan Duncan quotes Kwarteng here...

"Boris doesn’t appreciate that diplomacy is not about having nice conversations with your friends: it’s about how you engage with those who are awkward."

Friday, 2 April 2021

CALL THE DOC FOR DOC QUIRK

Dear Dame,

I know you are not one for modern things like 'social media' so may have missed the 'Cri de Coeur from our Town Clerk, Doctor Quirk.

click to enlarge

It seems the doc is going through a midlife episode judging this mournful piece from your old friend Mr. Eliot.

I hope that all is well: it doesn't seem as if Doc Quirk is terribly happy....

It's not very Kensington...we tend to hide our feelings here but maybe we might be seeing more of this 'dark night of the soul' stuff?


As ever,

My dearest Dame,

Mrs. Forsythia Appleby-Forsyth.

Address withheld


RELAX! HEAD OF ANTI TERRORISM SAYS NO DAMAGE DONE!

When the Met discovered that a mad Neo-Nazi had passed their intense vetting process Commander Richard Smith, head of the Met’s counter-terrorism command, said:

"Ben (Hannan) would never have been able to join had we known then of his interest in the extreme Right-wing and his previous membership of National Action.

We found no evidence that he used his position as a police officer to further his extremist views."....

Oh, good....that's ok then!

PC Hannan having Neo Nazi  weekend Fun

Dick? Justifying the recruitment of this psychopath makes you seem as idiotic as your boss Dick!