Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Live-in landlady threatens withdrawal of all services from 26 July

Our live-in landlady, human rights activist Belinda McKenzie, has threatened Declan and me with the removal of all services from 26 July 2012 (the receipt for rent paid that she put under our door this afternoon states: “Final rental 26th July. No more rent taken thereafter”): our tenancy agreement states that we pay rent “inclusive of all extraneous charges save telephone line”. So Declan has emailed Belinda’s solicitors, Kidd Rapinet, to inform them that he's leaving now to report Belinda to the police following a series of threats from her since last January (see blog of 20 April Declan reports Kidd Rapinet to the Solicitors Regulation Authority):

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Click here to view IPCC letter
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Belinda has had to withdraw her claim for the accelerated possession of our flat due to the “wrong information” she provided the Court, to quote from an email of hers dated 19 April (see blog of 16 April Declan lodges our defence to Possession Order). But this latest threat of violence to secure entry to our flat baffles me. Belinda recently started up a group called the Association of McKenzie Friends – a McKenzie friend is a lay legal advisor assisting litigants in person. The Association is necessary, they say, “because too many victims of white collar crimes encountered too many problems and their helpers and supporters as well”.

First meeting of the Association of McKenzie Friends, Westminster, with John Hemming MP for Birmingham, featuring Belinda McKenzie and Sabine McNeill.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

N4CM website navigation menu vandalised: Mission and Honorary Associates pages in About inaccessible

The N4CM website has been vandalised, this time with such intent that not even the developers of the WordPress theme I am using can get around it! As the snapshot below from Google shows, on 29 May it was possible to access the N4CM "Mission" and "Honorary Associates" pages in "About". Now "About" shows no sub-pages, and the same applies to "What we do", "Stay connected", "Media" and "Authors".

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Click here to view the "Honorary Associates" page.

As the final exchange with one of my wordpress theme designers below shows, if I want a navigation menu that works, I am left with no option but to scratch all the work I have done with the theme I've got and begin over with their latest. And worse, I am going to have to use the theme's forum again to ask questions and it could take days before I am given the various codes I need to re-implement customizations. Great!
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This is also the first time since I started up on Facebook some five years ago that I have been warned for sharing an article because of its alleged "abusive" content. The article is actually brilliant, well documented and footnoted. I am now concerned that the next time I share an article on Facebook my account will be barred again or, worse, permanently disabled. Facebook never bothered to reply to Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone the last time I was barred (see blog of 30 November 2011 I am prevented from sharing new articles on Facebook).
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Click here to view the article on the N4CM website.