Thursday, July 26, 2012

Live-in landlady refuses to take any more rent from us

When it comes to threatening tenants in writing (who does that?) and breaching tenancy law, our live-in landlady, human rights activist Belinda McKenzie, is surely in a league of her own. As Declan substantiates in his complaint last week to the United Nations, on 29 June 2012 the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) refused in writing to investigate Belinda’s written threat of 26 June to remove all services from us as from today because the Independent Police Complaints Commission had ordered them on 26 June to re-open their investigation into her written threat last January to have us removed with the help of her builder. Now, in response to this friendly and polite email I sent her this morning, she has put in writing that she will take no more rent from us:

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Belinda is not your usual 60+ landlady. I cannot list all the causes she is involved in, there are so many. She is active in groups dealing with issues as far-ranging as abuse in the church and anti-war activism, and has been involved with the Iranian community for more than 20 years; she is even described as a “noted philanthropist”. She recently started up a group with an associate 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.

MI5 whistleblower David Shayler lived for a couple of years in one of the rooms below us until 2007. As Declan told the UN, 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 he 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. Belinda says this information is defamatory because it looks like Shayler went mad under her roof. However, after examination of the same information, Inspector Cam Mackie of MPS Islington Professional Standards wrote to Declan on 11 July, stating: “For reasons that are still unclear you have included a paragraph pertaining to former M15 employee David Shayler being the Messiah.” Evidently, there is nothing defamatory contained within this paragraph.

Human rights activist Belinda McKenzie speaking at the UK Rally Against Child Abuse, 4 June 2011, Trafalgar Square