Sunday, June 17, 2018

Housing Ombudsman (case ID: 201802542): Last-ditch attempt to avoid court action against the Mayor of London's rough sleeping services run by St Mungo's

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms formulates what is the core of free speech. "Everyone has the right to freedom of expression." In an important interpretation of this article, the European Court of Human Rights in Handyside v. UK (1976) indicated that this "freedom of expression" should be construed as follows. It "is applicable not only to 'information' or 'ideas' that are favourably received, or regarded as inoffensive, or as a matter of indifference, but also to those that offend, shock or disturb the State or any sector of the population." Such are the demands of that pluralism, tolerance and broadmindedness without which there is no "democratic society" (see Cliteur, 2010).
Heavey v St Mungo's (2016)

St Mungo's Executive Director Dominic Williamson successfully had Declan's claim for £400 (in costs alone) dismissed by writing in a Witness Statement to the Central London County Court that St Mungo's were "keen to work with Mr Heavey to ensure that he remains securely housed and does not face homelessness again". (He also maintained and argued the point in two court hearings before two different District Court judges.) It took the scheduling of a preliminary hearing in October 2016 to have case notes from two meetings rectified by Williamson as Declan had requested all along; and that rectification only took place after a failed attempt by an international firm of solicitors, Osborne Clarke, to have Declan's claim struck out on the papers. The judge at the preliminary hearing dismissed St Mungo's application to strike out Declan's claim for compensation, and District Judge Avent's order dated 11 March 2017 does not state why he dismissed the claim.

20 February 2017: The Central London County Court: District Judge Avent dismisses Declan's claim against the Greater London Authority-commissioned St Mungo's that alleged the falsification and fabrication of data against us (WITH UPDATE 16/3/2017)

Declan is ready to file another claim against the Greater London Authority-commissioned St Mungo's in the Central London County Court, and at the drop of a hat; see my blog post of 14 June, Living in limbo (a threat to life): Will St Mungo's explain how we are not tenants of the Mayor of London's Clearing House service? (WITH UPDATE - DAY 32 17/6/2018). The new tenancy agreement we are being asked to sign is a shocking document (see below). By way of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Declan is currently trying to engage our landlord, Peabody Trust. However, Peabody don't seem to want to know. This is Declan's email this afternoon to the Housing Ombudsman Service:

Dispute Resolution Team
Housing Ombudsman Service

Address removed for email

17 June 2018

Dear Sir/Madam,

Complaint: 201802542 - Peabody Trust

Please could a member of the Housing Ombudsman Service (HOS) Dispute Resolution Team contact me?

I first complained to Peabody Trust on 22 May about my new tenancy agreement. However, I have yet to receive a response of any description from the appropriate team to my complaint, notwithstanding my repeated telephone and written requests for same.

I respectfully request that HOS encourage Peabody to communicate with me about my concerns.

Yours sincerely,

Declan Heavey

Mobile: 0788 043 7681

On 16 May, St Mungo's and Peabody agreed to a renewed 2 year fixed term tenancy for us. However, what we received from Peabody two days later is far from renewed. It's a shocking document that puts us the other end of a section 21 eviction notice (damned if we sign and damned if we don't), and it seems to have been drawn up very much with eviction in mind. I have put together some screenshots in preparation for court action.

Our previous tenancy agreement stated "renewed":

The new tenancy agreement does not state "renewed":

Our previous tenancy agreement is specific on time and amount of rent increase:

The new tenancy agreement is not specific on time and amount of rent increase:

Our previous tenancy agreement specifies "weekly rent":

The new tenancy agreement specifies "monthly rent":

Our previous tenancy agreement makes no mention of "visiting support":

The new tenancy agreement specifies "visiting support":

Our previous tenancy agreement specifies "8 weeks" in arrears for possession:

The new tenancy agreement specifies "14 days" in arrears for possession:


We were evicted from our previous flat in March 2013 because according to our then live-in landlady's ex-husband, Dr Nigel McKenzie, a consultant psychiatrist in Highgate Mental Health Centre, our flat was needed for somebody with a mental illness. As Declan states in paragraph 8 of his recent updated complaint to the United Nations, former MI5 whistleblower David Shayler also lived with human rights activist Belinda McKenzie in the same political 'safe house' for a couple of years until 2007. According to BBC Panorama, Shayler "caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair"; he was jailed for seven weeks in 2002 for breaking the Official Secrets Act. It's unfortunate that Shayler declared himself the Messiah in 2007, became a squatter, and was subsequently ridiculed in the press for changing his name to Delores Kane. A New Statesman article published in September 2006 featuring Shayler and Belinda gives no indication that Shayler believed he was the Messiah at that time; whilst a Daily Mail interview with him the following year reveals he believed himself to be Jesus by June 2007. He has never regained his normal self.

The Esquire article below* is mentioned in a Guardian article dated 27 March 2012. It's an eye-opener, highlighting the monitoring and surveillance that Shayler had to live with back in 2000, and the contradictory briefings and slanders that were coming out of the British establishment and the media. The author, Dr Eamonn O'Neill, is a lecturer in journalism at Strathclyde University.

*On 2 May 2013, Issuu removed this pdf from my Issuu account following a copyright complaint by Hearst Communications. I had uploaded the article to my Issuu account in December 2012. In March 2013, when last I checked, the article had been viewed more than 15,000 times. It can be read here.

BBC PANORAMA: The David Shayler Affair (August 1998)

Former MI5 whistleblower David Shayler "caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair", according to BBC Panorama. He was jailed for seven weeks in 2002 for breaking the Official Secrets Act.

Facebook's 40th block against our Church and State website since 1 December 2015. No explanation provided.

2 June: Facebook: Will Facebook blocks against our Church and State website extend for another month? Internet cuts also continue unabated (WITH UPDATE 17/6/2018 RE: Block 40 DAY 1)