Monday, March 11, 2013

We are still waiting for the bailiff to evict us

Our live-in landlady is human rights activist Belinda McKenzie. This morning Circuit Judge Cryan refused Declan permission to appeal to the Circuit Court against a decision by the District Court to refuse him a stay of eviction. Judge Cryan had before him a statement from Dr Nigel McKenzie, Belinda's ex-husband and a consultant psychiatrist, stating that our flat is required for somebody. Judge Cryan ruled that Declan's appeal had "no prospect of success", and duly dismissed the claim (see Friday's blog for Declan's Skeleton Argument).

It means the bailiff should have been here by now pursuant to the Notice of Eviction (see here), but he has yet to arrive to evict us. We don't know what's going on, but this house is quite unpredictable and we don't know what's next. That's our flat door being removed on 27 July 2012 by Belinda's builder:

We were waiting more than half an hour for an inspector to arrive because I was in fear of physical harm and damage to my property and wanted to make a statement. That's Belinda in the photograph.
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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.

The Esquire article below is mentioned in a Guardian article dated 27 March 2012. It is 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, now a lecturer in journalism at Strathclyde University, also intelligently tries to address the motivations of a whistleblower.

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.