Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Mayor of London's Greater London Authority knowingly threatens Declan's life by terminating our eligibility for our flat, and denies him his right of review or appeal

Mayor of London Boris Johnson

Declan is currently working on his updated complaint to the United Nations under Article 19 (freedom of expression) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. His paragraph 40 points out that the Mayor of London's Greater London Authority's termination of our eligibility to our flat without the right of review or appeal not only condemns us to a life on the street, but knowingly constitutes a threat to life and wellbeing.

Paragraph 40 of Declan's updated complaint to the United Nations

40. The GLA has knowingly referred the Applicant and his wife to a scheme that has terminated their eligibility to their flat, effectively condemning them to a life on the street in the short or medium term. Their first period as rough sleepers was from 3 November 2006 to 13 July 2009 following the Department for Work and Pensions' termination of the Applicant's joint claim for Jobseeker's Allowance without good reason, and having denied him the internal appeal process by simply ignoring his letters of complaint (see paragraphs 19-20 above). Their second period as rough sleepers was from 14 April 2013 to 15 May 2014 following their eviction from a political 'safe house' because the live-in landlady's ex-husband, a consultant psychiatrist, required their flat for somebody with a mental illness; this was the same house former MI5 whistleblower David Shayler lived in for a couple of years until 2007, before he publicly declared himself to be the Messiah that same year (see paragraph 8 above). As the Applicant has pointed out in correspondence with the GLA and repeatedly in court papers, the Authority's decision to refer him and his wife to a scheme that terminates their eligibility to their flat in fact constitutes a threat to life and wellbeing taking the following range of factors into account:

(i) In May 2014 the Applicant and his wife took the significant decision to spend on furnishings the deposit they had for a private sector flat after being informed that as GLA Housing First clients they had the possibility to extend their tenancy agreement beyond the expiry of the initial term. Their Family Mosaic Housing Association flat came without any furnishings whatsoever: they did not have a bed, a table, anything to sit on, not even a cutlery item or cooking utensil of any kind in the kitchen. In order to render the flat habitable, the Applicant even had to install shelves that had been removed from the kitchen and replace curtain rails, curtains and net curtains that had been removed from the balcony and bedroom windows.

(ii) The Applicant is in his mid-fifties and while living on the street was twice hospitalised, once with pneumonia in December 2006 and the second time with a viral infection in October 2007. In April 2014, while the Applicant and his wife were living on the street for the second time, the Applicant was diagnosed with a chest infection and asthma, which is a chronic or lifelong disease that can be serious, even life threatening. Pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses are much more dangerous for asthmatics than other people.

(iii) Back on the street the Applicant and his wife will be restricted to sleeping in night buses despite the Applicant's asthma and susceptibility to pneumonia, as they had been prior to coming off the street as a result of an excessive use of force by police officers to move them on from their sleeping pitch that included threatening the Applicant's wife with arrest on the trumped-up charge of assaulting a female police officer if she did not move on. Since the escalation of the migration crisis this past summer, the police have more powers to move rough sleepers on without having to use unlawful means to do so.

Related blog post (14 October 2015): "Mayor of London's Clearing House service withholds financial data against us in defiance of court ruling"

Tonight I am posting on our Church and State website a New York Times article by Dr Willie Parker titled "Why I provide Abortions"; he is putting himself at real risk with an article like this!! Here are some Church and State links:

'Let me recommend an important web site Operating out of London this well-designed and exciting web site covers church-state, population, climate change and other issues. Check it out.' Edd Doerr, President, Americans for Religious Liberty


As Declan points out in his updated complaint to the United Nations, we were evicted from our previous flat on 14 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. 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. 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. 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. He has never regained his normal self.

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, 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)

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.