Thursday, November 08, 2012

Police say if our live-in landlady removes the front door of our flat again, she is breaking the law

Declan calls 83 Priory Gardens a "legal free zone", so we are quite relieved to learn tonight from PC 147YR of Hornsey Police Station that if our live-in landlady, human rights activist Belinda McKenzie, has the front door of our flat removed again, she is breaking the law. Belinda has written an email (see previous blog) threatening that in two weeks time she is going to remove the door (for the second time) and re-furbish our flat so her family have the run of it from 25 November, whether we are still in the flat or not. PC 147YR, it has to be said, didn't find the email threatening, although he did concede that a judge may not be of the same opinion. His clarification of the law under the Protection from Eviction Act 1997 was greatly appreciated by Declan.

Only this afternoon Declan sent this appeal to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) following the failure of the police to record as a criminal offence the previous removal of the door to our flat last July.

Click here to view the police investigation outcome letter referred to in the appeal to the IPCC above

When Declan was in the police station, he told a volunteer worker at reception that MI5 whistleblower David Shayler lived for a couple of years in one of the rooms below us until 2007. It is unfortunate Shayler then declared that he was the Messiah, became a squatter, and was subsequently ridiculed in the press for changing his name to Delores Kane. As Declan points out in his recent complaint to the UN (paragraph 7), a New Statesman article dated 11 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 Shayler explicitly shows he believed himself to be Jesus by June 2007.

BBC PANORAMA: The David Shayler Affair (August 1998)

According to BBC Panorama, Shayler "caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair". In 2002, he was jailed for seven weeks for breaking the Official Secrets Act.