Friday, 21 July 2017

Havering Scandal Allegations Indicate Serious Breach of Health and Safety at Work Act

The Havering Witness campaign was established in the best interests of the victims, eye-witnesses and others affected by the orchestrated crime allegations scandal at Havering College of FE. 

Eye-witness evidence should be taken seriously by the police and not ignored in a political cover-up involving the Conservative Party.  Witness allegations include firearms being sold and test-fired, murder and attempted murder by vehicle sabotage, and other allegations of assault, intimidation, and misuse of police powers to "find sleaze".

The police have NEVER taken witness evidence, and have NEVER made any crime reports relating to the eye-witness evidence.  In addition the Departments of Education or Local Government have NEVER  responded to complaints by staff and students at the college under the Health and Safety at Work Act.  The victims and witnesses have been ignored and even intimidated by those PAID by the state to uphold the law - a disgusting and intolerable situation.

The TUC provides a useful guide to the key points of the Health and Safety at Work Act on its Worksmart site (see link at end of article)     

Your employer's duty under the Health and Safety at Work 1974 (HASAWA) is to provide you with a safe and healthy workplace, and this includes:
  • a safe system of work;
  • a safe place of work;
  • safe equipment, plant and machinery;
  • safe and competent people working alongside you, because employers are also liable for the actions of their staff and managers;
  • carrying out risk assessments as set out in regulations, and taking steps to eliminate or control these risks;
  • informing workers fully about all potential hazards associated with any work process, chemical substance or activity, including providing instruction, training and supervision;
  • appointing a 'competent person' responsible for health and safety (competent persons, such as a head of health and safety, oversee day-to-day safety management, oversee safety inspections, and liaise with staff safety reps);
  • consulting with workplace safety representatives (if a union is recognised, your employer must set up and attend a workplace safety committee if two or more safety reps request one); and
  • providing adequate facilities for staff welfare at work.
TUC Worksmart on HASAWA 

Eye-witnesses believe that THREE DEATHS and PERMANENT DISABILITY are linked to Havering College Orchestrated Crime Scandal Allegations 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

The Havering 3

Is there more than 3 ?
The eye-witness allegations of orchestrated crime at Havering College just won't go away much to  the frustration of the Romford, Hornchurch and Upminster Conservative Parties, their supporters, and their political friends in the London Borough of Havering police force. 

Truth doesn't disappear - people remember injustice to their dying day.  Those concerned about the victims want a full investigation of the allegations based on the eye-witness testimony they can provide -  the witnesses have never been asked for their evidence by the police - it is the legal duty of the police to investigate crime.

Witnesses think that THREE DEATHS are linked to the Havering College scandal, they are: 

  • DEATH of John Bauldie - who died as a fellow passenger in the Matthew Harding helicopter crash.  Mr Bauldie, a journalist, told Mr Harding of the Havering College scandal.   
  • DEATH of Penny Garner - the domestic partner of John Bauldie.  Penny was also a Biology lecturer at Havering College during the criminal events witnessed by this campaign. Penny died in despair a few years after John was killed in the Harding helicopter crash.
  •  DEATH of a mechanical engineering student, first name David, on the TEC Production and Mechanical Engineering course was killed when he "lost control" of his motorcycle. Another student, a youth offender enrolled at the college. was witnessed trying to sabotage motorcycles and cars only days before the accident.  
  • PERMANENT DISABILITY of a member of the public hit by a car driven by a youth offender enrolled at the college.  The victim survived the accident but nearly lost her leg resulting in permanent disability. The car was occupied by two youth offenders - one of them was the SAME individual caught trying to sabotage vehicles prior to the fatal motorcycle accident described above.
Witnesses say there could be MORE DEATHS, injury and other crimes connected to the Havering College scandal. If you have any witness evidence of further deaths, injury or other crime you believe linked to the Havering College scandal then please contact the police immediately.

Please read an outline of eye-witness testimony

Other Havering Council scandals

Member of "Irish Fenian" family with arms / explosives store joined Conservative Party in Havering

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Why is Havering College Suitable For Young Offenders If Prisons Are Unsafe ?

Peter Clarke, HM Inspector of Prisons concerned about safety
In successive annual reports HM Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke has expressed his deep concerns about the safety of the prison system. In his latest annual report Peter Clarke draws particular attention to the safety of Youth Custody, saying that "tragedy is inevitable" if improvements aren't made. 

In the Havering College scandal youth offenders  were enrolled at the college, many believe it was to cause trouble as part of a "political fix" to close the college by orchestrating scandal. There are also allegations of firearms being sold on college grounds and the misuse of police powers to "investigate" college staff without just cause by politically-motivated individual police officers.

The Havering Witness campaigns for a full police and civil service investigation into long-standing allegations of corruption in the London Borough of Havering. We have identified Havering College of Further Education as one location in which eye-witness testimony of Conservative Party corruption is readily available. Our politicised police force and civil service are still not free to investigate these  allegations - we believe it is in the best public interest that they should be investigated immediately.

When will Mr Rosindell make a formal statement ?
We also believe that the Romford MP Andrew Rosindell knows more about the Havering College corruption allegations than he is prepared to tell the police in a statement - Mr Rosindell was himself a student at the college at the time of the scandal.  When will Andrew Rosindell MP make a statement to the press and police making it clear what his position on these allegations  is ? 

If a senior respected figure like Peter Clarke says that prisons aren't safe to deal with young offenders then WHY were young offenders enrolled at Havering College with no apparent safety concerns for staff and other students ?  

Peter Clarke, HM Inspector of Prisons, releases 2017 annual report - "tragedy is inevitable" in an unsafe prison system

Shouldn't Andrew Rosindell MP and former Batley Tory Elizabeth Peacock expressed more concern about the murder of democratically-elected Jo Cox MP ?

Machine Gun Scandal at Havering College

Prison Chief Says Youth Custody Is So Unsafe That "Tragedy Is Inevitable"

Peter Clarke speaking on the BBC
Peter Clarke, the UK's Chief Inspector of Prisons, yesterday stated his deeply worrying view that youth custody is so unsafe that we should expect that "tragedy is inevitable".  Before being appointed to his current post of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke was a highly respected police commander.  As a Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke was the head of the Anti-Terrorist Branch. When a respected figure like Peter Clarke says there is serious cause for concern there is !

BBC report by Danny Shaw, 18/7/17:  Youth custody centres in England and Wales are so unsafe that a "tragedy" is "inevitable", the chief inspector of prisons has said.  Peter Clarke wrote to ministers earlier this year, after what he says was such a "staggering" decline in standards. Launching his annual report, he said not a single establishment inspected was safe to hold young people.

Mr Clarke said prisons for men had also become worse over the past year with "startling" increases in violence.  "Far too often I have seen men sharing a cell in which they are locked up for as much as 23 hours a day, in which they are required to eat all their meals, and in which there is an unscreened lavatory." But he said the "most concerning" findings emerged from inspections of young offender institutions and secure training centres, which hold about 770 under 18-year-olds. 

Peter Clarke in successive annual reports has constantly highlighted safety issues for staff and prisoners. The Havering Witness would like to know if prisons are unsafe for staff then why was Havering College considered a safe place to enrol young offenders ?   

Yesterday's BBC Report on concerns of Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons

2016 BBC report - "Prisons Unacceptably Violent" says Peter Clarke

HM Inspector of Prisons Web-site Where Annual Reports Can Be Read

Havering College Scandal involved Youth Offenders !!

"Irish Fenian" family joined Havering Conservatives in build-up to Havering College Scandal

Saturday, 15 July 2017

REPUBLIC 2017 - Republic pressure group holds its annual convention in Newcastle

Campaign group Republic is holding its Annual Convention in Newcastle today. Speakers include:

local MP Chi Onwurah, new Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad, former Greens leader Natalie Bennett, Newcastle academic Martin Farr and Swedish MP Christina Örnebjär.

The Republic Convention 2017 is asking how citizens can really take back control from the powerful institutions of Westminster. The event will ask: How democratic is Britain? If we really want political control, what reforms do we need in Westminster? How does the monarchy shape and reflect a centralised and secretive British state?

Graham Smith, Republic's CEO, said:  "We're really excited about being in Newcastle for the 2017 Republic Convention.  These are difficult political times and there's a real need for serious democratic reform.  We think this conference will offer some real answers to the challenges ahead."  "Britain needs a re-balancing of power between people, parliament and government.  That can only really happen if we become a fully-fledged republic with a fully elected parliament and an effective head of state."

Lets hope the work of Republic will help the republican people of Romford get rid of royalist Andrew Rosindell MP and build a meritocratic future full of deserved opportunity.

REPUBLIC web-site

REPUBLIC on twitter

REPUBLIC on facebook

Friday, 14 July 2017

The Many Gods Of Royal Havering

Romford has the misfortune of having one of the most royalist MPs in parliament in Andrew Rosindell.  However, the creaking old ship of the British monarchy is slowly sinking and Mr Rosindell and his royalist supporters are trying to ensure that we the people of Romford all sink with it - please help us get rid of him and let us embrace the only real future we have - a meritocratic republic free from all the gleeful obstructions of priviledge !

The Queen, as Mr Rosindell, will remind you is the head of the Church, the full title being the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.  This royal role is acknowledged in the Thirty-Nine Articles of 1562 .In Scotland the Queen appoints the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland as her representative -  The Queen on occasion has filled the role personally, as when she opened the General Assembly in 1977 and 2002 (her Silver and Golden Jubilee years).  Gold and Silver appear to have a special meaning in relation to Royal Scotland. (wikipedia)

With such a royalist MP so frequently proclaiming his support for the Queen we might be able to report Havering as a monotheistic religious community with a very clear and consistent understanding of God.  However, having lived in Havering all our lives and having recently conducted a street survey asking the question "What or who is your God ?" we have a very different reality.

Here are a few of the (anonymous) Havering community suggestions as to what God is:
  • Money -  "God ought to help me earn more money if he wants anything from me"
  • Burger and Beer - "A Big Mac and cold lager."
  • The Queen - "The Queen talks with God and passes it to us."
  • Spitfire Pilots - "The pilots of the Battle of Britain they are my Gods."
  • R.J. Mitchell ("designer" of the Spitfire) "The bloke who designed the spitfire is my God".
  • Property - "Having a big house with horses - that's what God is about mate".
  • Talking about grandchildren "Telling all my friends about my grandchildren - thats what God wants me to do - he told me".
  • Cars - "You really know when things are for you when you're driving a decent motor."
  • Sex - "A sexy bird mate and plenty of 'em that what god should do for me." 
  • Sensation seeking - "Being a God means plently of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll."
  • Football - "If I get picked for a big club then I'll be like a God."
  • Looking Good - "Looking and feeling good, turning heads that's what's it all about." 
Sound more like a Godless wilderness than a proud example of Royal devotion - is Mr Rosindell really the best person to lead our town into the future ?

Supreme Governor of Church of England

The Windsors on Channel 4

The suppression of Liberation Theology

The Havering Forum web-site used by people with links to the council

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Bower Park Academy - A Politically Isolated School Turning ITSELF Around

On Thursday 22nd June 2017, the Havering Learning Partnership, consisting of all the schools and colleges in Havering, held its first annual awards ceremony at Havering Sixth Form College.  The following Teachers from the Bower Park academy were recognised
  • Mr Poole – for his dynamic and creative work in Art and Design
  • Mrs Mosuro – for the excellent work she does in RE
  • Mrs Savage – for her hard work and motivation in History
  • Mrs O’Shaughnessy – for her dedication, enthusiasm and inspiration in SEND
  • Ms Davis – for exceptional support in Science.
As ex-pupils The Havering Witness would like to congratulate the teaching staff of Bower Park Academy for their hard work and dedication in turning the school around from its former status as a school that the local Conservative Party establishment (and their friends in the police) dumped its problems on for years.  It is the teachers who have improved the school NOT Conservative Party councillors.

Back in the 1970s / 80s the school was called Chase Cross Comprehensive and it was regarded as a dumping ground (or in today's language a "sink school") for a minority of "problem" families who like rotten apples did their best to turn the whole school bad.  That was the role the Conservative Party and their friends in the police created for the school, and it was the daily reality for hard-working teachers fighting against a barrage of insults about their character and ability in the face of very difficult pupils and parents.

Please read our articles below to learn of the allegations of political victimisation that the school was subjected to by the Conservative Party and their friends in the police throughout the 1970s / 80s.

The Orchestrated Criminality Directed At A School

Connected events at a local college which was also marked as "a problem" by the Conservatives and their political friends in the police

Saturday, 8 July 2017

The Self-Adulation of the British Establishment Continues

Proposed new statue (standard photo)
Despite Margaret Thatcher being one of the most divisive figures in British political history there are still attempts to erect further statues and tributes to her.  The Royal Family appear to be using the statue project for their own purposes by the involvement of the Royal Parks Estate.  The monarchy and peerage often like to imply that they were opposed to the divisive privatisation policies of Thatcherism for their own public relations purposes but the British monarchy, peerage and their elite school community are NOT in favour of nationalisation or the Labour Party generally.

Thatcher's existing statue in parliament
BBC report (see link): The Public Memorials Appeal Trust - a charity which has raised the money to erect the statue - said it was chosen to portray the former PM in her state robes, "her most dignified attire," with "a resolute posture looking towards the Houses of Parliament, with a stern gaze slightly rightwards, akin with her political leanings". Other statues of Lady Thatcher include one by sculptor Antony Dufort, in the members' lobby of the House of Commons, unveiled in 2007, and a bronze bust in a museum in her home town of Grantham. In 2002 a protester decapitated a £150,000 Italian marble statue of Lady Thatcher at London's Guildhall Library.

Yet more parties at our expense (daily mail)
Why do the Royal Family try so hard to manage their stance on Thatcherism in the press ? It is because Margaret Thatcher represents the biggest betrayal of the wishes of those who survived World War II and the supportive state they voted for.  The gleeful destruction of the public sector by Margaret Thatcher, representing the Conservative royal establishment, is the BIGGEST BETRAYAL OF BRITISH SERVICES PERSONNEL AND CIVILIANS in modern political history. The monarchy and peerage are very keen on distancing themselves from discontent in order to keep up their charade of popularity.

In the 1945 general election the Conservative Party Prime Minister and compulsory "national hero" Winston Churchill was beaten heavily by the Labour Party led by Clement Attlee in a landslide victory.   The 12.0% national swing from the Conservative Party to the Labour Party in 1945 remains the LARGEST EVER achieved in a British general election.  The survivors of World War II wanted the Labour Party policies that would build the new public sector  - Margaret Thatcher gleefully destroyed those wishes and the monarchy and peerage did nothing about it despite what they say now.

New ships and many other new projects named after the Queen
Ever since 1945 we have had the almost daily lie that Winston Churchill is a great popular hero - the reality is that the voters kicked him out on his priviledged back-side in a record election win for Labour. The lies continue with seemingly endless expensive tributes and parties for the Queen and Margaret Thatcher - people who are hated in many parts of our people's country.

Another statue to the darling of the private capital elite Margaret Thatcher

Royalist Conservative Party shuts out military families

Two-Tier BREXIT reality of the British Royal Establishment

Two-tier respect in two-tier royal BREXIT Britain

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

What has it taken so long to complete the Shoreham Air Crash investigation ?

The 11 Shoreham Air Show crash victims (mirror photo)
On 22 August 2015 a vintage aircraft flyng at the Shoreham Air Show crashed onto a motorway killing 11 people.  We are now approaching TWO YEARS since the Shoreham crash and we are STILL waiting to see justice done for the victims and their families.

There have been many other transport crashes in recent years with many fatalities involving planes, trains, lorries and cars but thier investigations, inquests and trials were completed, often with less evidence, much much quicker than the Shoreham saga. Why is Shoreham so different ? Why is justice taking so long ?  Is it because that the Shoreham Air Show crash pilot Andy Hill was an RAF officer and later a British Airways pilot ? Do these things make a difference to justice ?

 Nicholas Hair interview on BBC Radio 5 live

Sun Report

Police Denied Evidence Make Appeal To High Court

Pilot questioned by Police AGAIN in June 2017

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Andrew Rosindell MP - Shouldn't he express more concern over the murder of Jo Cox MP ?

The Murder of Jo Cox MP

Brave Jo Cox MP murdered by a right-wing activist
It was widely reported that just prior to murdering brave Jo Cox MP the right-wing killer Thomas Alexander Mair was reading about Ian Gow MP and the memorial to him in the House of Commons. 

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell was heavily involved in the campaign for Ian Gow's memorial. Why should, Ian Gow, a tory MP who died 26 years ago be the current interest of a right-wing activist in the midst of the historic BREXIT referendum ? Many right-wing political commentators have described the BREXIT referendum as the biggest political event since the end of World War II -  it seems odd to us that a right-wing pro-BREXIT killer would regard Ian Gow as a prominent issue in the build-up to such an historically important referendum.    

In 2015 Andrew Rosindell MP received a very public rebuke from Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron over Rosindell's comments about maternity leave.  The MP involved was from the Leeds area as was Jo Cox MP.  David Cameron campaigned for the UK to stay in the EU while royalist Andrew Rosindell MP campaigned for BREXIT. Did Mr Rosindell take deep offense at this public rebuke from his own Pro-EU leader or just shrug his shoulders and forget it ? 

The Havering Witness asks you the reader to use your own judgement - are these events just coincidences or signs of something else ?  You decide.  Shouldn't Andrew Rosindell MP be expressing his disgust at the murder of Jo Cox MP, a democratically-elected British MP, after all he used the democracy principle to support a memorial to Ian Gow MP - didn't he ?

Two days before the murder of Jo Cox MP by a right-wing activist

Rosindell campaigns for Ian Gow memorial

David Cameron publicly rebukes Rosindell  

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The British Rebirth Of Tax and Spend

Jeremy Corbyn - in touch with the people (mirror photo)
A British Social Attitudes survey reports that nearly half of voting Britons today think that public spending should be increased by raising taxes  The BBC lists the main survey findings (see link below): 
  • 48% say they want higher taxes to pay for more spending on health, education and social benefits; 44% say they want it to stay the same and 4% would like to see taxes cut 
  • It is the first time since the financial crash of 2007-8 that more people want more tax and spending than want it to stay the same 
The survey follows only weeks after left-wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn won a vote share of over 40% in the 2017 general election.  An election that will surely be remembered as one of the worst political misjudgements by the Conservative Party in living memory and just before they intend to use their "expertise" in the BREXIT negotiations - BREXIT has been described as the most important issue for half a century.

BBC report on growing public support for Tax and Spend policies

Corbyn surprises the mainstream media with 40% vote share

2017 Election - Tory MP Grant Shapps Blames Manifesto For Tory Losses

"World's worst manifesto" says Shapps (mirror photo)
Grant Shapps, the Tory MP for Welwyn Hatfield, has said Theresa May had the "world's worst manifesto" to fight the 2017 election. Later the same day Tory BREXIT minister David Davis joined in, BBC reports:   Brexit Secretary David Davis has blamed the Tories' general election losses on a "badly designed" campaign and Theresa May's social care "U-turn". Mr Davis helped persuade Mrs May to call a "snap election" to strengthen his hand in Brexit talks. But he now says the party did not have enough time to prepare "and some very significant mistakes were made". It comes after ex-Tory chairman Grant Shapps called the party's manifesto the "worst in the world".

Grant Shapps MP, former International Development Minister and a former Conservative Party co-chairman, resigned his co-chair role after an article by The Guardian revealed he had been previously warned about "Tatler Tory" Michael Clarke weeks before the suicide of tory activist Elliott Johnson.

BREXIT minister Davis helped write manifesto
It wasn't the manifesto that lost you seats Mr Shapps it was the success of Jeremy Corbyn in securing a vote share of over 40%  when everybody expected him to lose heavily.  The tory manifesto was written in the arrogant belief that Jeremy Corbyn had no chance at all - it stands out one of the greatest political misjudgements in recent political history.

The Washington Post described the BREXIT vote as the most important vote in half a century- the Conservative Party have displayed gross political incompetence in their "badly designed" 2017 election strategy and now they expect to "move on" to claim "expertise" in the BREXIT negotiations - unbelievable arrogance that the EU negotiators will, no doubt, exploit fully at OUR EXPENSE !   

Politics Home article on Grant Shapps MP and 2017 Manifesto

BREXIT minister David Davis adds his own condemnation of Theresa May's campaign manifesto

May's cabinet split over BREXIT

BREXIT vote is most important vote in 50 years ! (Washington Post)

Grant Shapps - his appointment of "Tatler Tory" Mark Clarke and the suicide of Tory activist Elliott Johnson

Final moments of suicide victim Elliott Johnson's life

Guardian article revealing Grant Shapp's knowledge before suicide of activist

Tories Are Two-Faced On Support For Military Families

Lee Rigby's family angry at lack of support (Guardian photo)
Many Tories, including our own MP Andrew Rosindell, spend a great deal of time talking about their support for the military, police and the "public service" of the Royal Family.  The reality of their "support" for ordinary soldiers is very different say the family of murdered soldier Lee Rigby. 

Lyn Rigby, the mother of murdered soldier Lee, said on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire show “We never got the support, we were classed as a non-dependent family of Lee’s so we weren’t classed as Lee’s family,” She also said the main charities “didn’t want to know”.  Tories like Andrew Rosindell MP put great emphasis on the work of charities rather then the state.

Lyn Rigby said that the MoD had not only failed to support the family emotionally but financially as well, revealing that she sometimes skipped meals to ensure her partner and children could eat.

Manchester Evening News Report

Guardian Report

Simon Heffer writes on Andrew Rosindell MP and his many foreign trips (see half way into article under sub-heading "Our sun-seeking MPs"

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Recent London Borough of Havering Scandals

(photo from
The Havering Witness campaigns for a full criminal investigation into allegations of orchestrated criminality at Havering College of Further Education.  The Havering College scandal is, of course, not the only scandal involving the London Borough of Havering Conservative Party.

We have collected some press references on Havering scandals over recent years - you won't be surprised to learn that not one Conservative Party councillor appears to have been investigated.

The current MP for Romford Andrew Rosindell was himself a Havering councillor before becoming an MP, the Havering Witness is of the opinion that Mr Rosindell knows more about the Havering College scandal than he is prepared to tell.  Around the time of the Havering College scandal Mr Rosindell was an assistant to tory Vivian Bendall MP.

Here is a quick survey of reported Havering scandals:

Havering council fraudster repeats crime in another council !

Havering Police Officer guilty of fraud

Havering IT Contract Fraud Scandal

Havering's New Orchard Village Housing Estate - Sewage and Mould

Council forced to "buy back" flats in poorly built estate scandal

"Serious concern" as Orchard Village company gets further development projects !

Orchard Village on Wikipedia

Havering council staff involved in fraud scandal

Havering Housing Scams

Alarm over Havering Council pension fund "losses"

Havering Council "negligent" in icelandic bank investment

Money "wasted" on"quirky" street renaming plan

Bungled street work

HAVERING FORUM - Locals discuss Havering issues

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Romford Election 2017 - Labour Party Increase Vote Share By 11% !

Well Done Angelina ! We didn't think it possible.
Angelina Leatherbarrow, Labour Party candidate for Romford, has increased the Labour vote in Romford by 11 % !  A remarkable achievement by Angelina given that Romford has a reputation for being such a right-wing town represented by hard-right royalist MP Andrew Rosindell.  The local council, London Borough of Havering, also has six UKIP councillors - one of the largest UKIP council contingents in the entire UK.

You won't be surprised to read that no progress has ever been made by the local Havering Police Force on the crime and corruption allegations in Havering that we campaign to have properly investigated. 

Before the election everybody (yes, including the Havering Witness) was expecting Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party to lose vote share heavily especially in places like Romford  - how wrong we were to misjudge both Jeremy Corbyn and Romford's own Angelina Leatherbarrow - we can only apologise for underestimating you.

Well done Angelina Leatherbarrow - put your feet up and have a well-earned rest !  

The Havering Witness Campaign - Havering College and Orchestrated Crime For Closure Allegations 

Saturday, 17 June 2017

The ME / CFS Story - Havering was chosen for National ME Centre.

Prof. Leslie Findley, ME pioneer
The Daily Telegraph has chosen to draw attention to work done by scientists at the University of California on the "new" disease ME / CFS linking it to hibernation (!).  Followers of the ME / CFS story won't be surprised at yet another redefinition to the ME / CFS model. The "new" disease has had various names throughout its early development as it progessed into a mature medical movement:
  • Royal Free Disease - according to Black Medical Dictionary 38th Edition
  • Yuppie Flu - the 1980s gave the "new" disease impetus in seeking recognition
  • Social Change Flu - coined due to the psychological effects of huge economic and governmental change since the 1980s, moving away from the "yuppie" emphasis.
  • ME, the institutional formalisation of the "new" disease - an effort was made to increase the "importance" of the disease with the medical term Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
  •  "Relaunch" of ME as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) 
Dr Charles Shepherd, medical adviser to the National ME centre said in 2010 "..a key point [is], that we have renamed and redefined this illness from ME into what’s now called “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”, the term that the medical profession tends to use." 

 The Telegraph finds space for the ME / CFS "specialism"

ME / CFS carefully supported rather than scrutinised by the BBC

Anne Diamond on BBC Radio Berkshire Interviews ME / CFS Big Names

Havering gets National ME Centre - Why us ?

Is expenditure on ME / CFS justified in a NHS crisis ?

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Two Days Before The Murder of Jo Cox MP

New book written by her husband released
Today is two days ahead of exactly a year since Jo Cox MP was murdered on 16th June 2016 at around 1pm outside Birstall Library near Market Street, Birstall, West Yorkshire.  Jo Cox was about to meet constituents to listen to their concerns.  The killer, Thomas Alexander Mair, shot and stabbed Jo Cox as she walked to Birstall Library.  At 1.48 pm Jo Cox MP was pronounced dead.

Two days ahead of a year since the killing of Jo Cox MP.  What was the murderer Thomas Alexander Mair doing two days ahead of the murder of a democratically elected politician ?  According to The Independent newspaper report of the trial Mair spent the days before the murder reading about former Conservative MP's William Hague and Ian Gow.  Ian Gow MP was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in May 1979.

Ian Gow MP was the son of a doctor, he was educated at Winchester College, became an army officer and qualified as a solicitor. Gow became MP for Eastbourne in 1972 after the Eastbourne Conservatives deselected the sitting MP, Sir Charles Taylor, who had represented Eastbourne since 1935.  "Taylor did not take kindly to Gow" (wikipedia link to article Ian Gow MP, see below).  Thomas Alexander Mair was a gardener who is reported to have researched Nazi and Klu Klux Klan material - why was he interested in Gow ?

We wonder why a gardener, reported as "obsessed" with "extreme far-right organisations like the SS" should include the well-to-do Ian Gow MP in his reading just prior to committing the murder of Jo Cox MP ? Why did Mair include the Conservative Party in his extreme far-right interests ?  What precise reason did he have to believe that his interests in the SS, Klu Klux Klan and the Nazis should fit comfortably with former Conservative Party MP's William Hague and Ian Gow ? It is a question that none of the newspaper reports of the trial consider - we think it is a question of vital importance that needs to be answered in full.
Thomas Alexander Mair - The murderer of Jo Cox MP

Independent reports on Mair's activity prior to the murder

Wikipedia article on Ian Gow MP

Coincidental unrelated local events in Havering NOT connected to Thomas Alexander Mair

Andrew Rosindell MP campaigns for Ian Gow MP memorial 

Plaque to Gow unveiled in parliament  (April 2011)

Duncan-Smith forces "extremists" to quit Tory Club

Davd Cameron calls Rosindell's "maternity leave" comments "outrageous"

Saturday, 10 June 2017

What have -63, 11+ and Tory Leadership got in common?

Catastrophic political misjudgement  
Prime Minister Theresa May is guilty of one of the most serious cases of political misjudgment ever to have occured in modern political history. After months of keen tory press support for her getting a large majority in the election, the result saw a reduction of tory seats by 13.  Theresa May's team did not produce a "landslide" but a big step backwards struggling with minority government status and trying to make a deal with another party, the DUP, in order to stay in power. 

How can a revered Conservative Party leader like Theresa May and her team combined with her huge support in the British press get it so wrong ? The answer is simple - like all tories they are simply hugely over-rated and live in their own conceited priviledged world of self-congratulation with no effective criticism. British Royal Conservative society is as arrogant and over-rated as it ever was despite constant reassurances to the contrary - if Charles Dickens were alive today he would recognise their behaviour as if it was 1880.  We should not tolerate their stupidity and arrogance for one second longer - please NEVER vote Conservative !
  •  Why -63 ? Why would a leader call a snap election to "get a strong mandate for BREXIT" unless they believed they woud get at least, say, a strong majority of 50.  Theresa May actually reduced her seats by 13 ending with -13 in parliamentary numbers.  It should have been +50 (the papers said +100 !).  We think that Theresa May should get -63 for her political judgement exam - certainly worthy of being kicked out of her class and school entirely ! May is not in a position to tell us how our education system should work.  
  • Why 11+ ? Much of the criticism directed at Theresa May and her team by other tories concerns her advisors Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill and the parts of the manifesto they wrote.  Conservatives make much of their English language skills and Theresa May wanted to increase the number of grammar schools in her term as Prime Minister.  Given the reception that their manifesto received it seems that their communication skills are much much lower than claimed.  We say Theresa May, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill  have ALL failed their "applied 11+ exam" and deserve to be stripped of their "better than you" 11+ educational status for the good of the nation.
 -63 and 11+ (withdrawn) are strange numbers indeed for people who claim a level of natural ability so far above everybody else.  The reality of their talents is the worst case of political misjudgement by a British Prime Minister in living memory.  These are the people who will determine your future if you let them - PLEASE never ever vote for the Conservative Party and give yourself the best chance of a secure and healthy future.

May's advisors resign to try and defuse party anger at election results

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party win 40% vote share !

Please do not vote Conservative - here's why

Tories try to kill public services for their business friends

Friday, 9 June 2017

Corbyn's Labour Party Win Over 40% Of Voters !

40 % Vote Share - A Truly Historic Achievement
Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party has achieved a massive 40% vote share in the 2017 general election. Nobody gave him a chance, the press have ridiculed him for months and months, but once again he has fought off the intense vitriol directed at him and achieved a truly remarkable result.

A 40% vote share for a pro-nationalisation left-wing Labour leader that attracted such sustained hatred from the tory press barons is a historic achievement. For what its worth, the Havering Witness is deeply  impressed with Mr Corbyn's resilience and deep belief in his principles. 

Poor campaign, poor leader, future uncertain
In contrast, having endured weeks of big talk from the Conservative Party about "tory landslides" and "getting a big BREXIT mandate" for the "important job ahead" we have ended with a hung parliament.  Tory leader Theresa May needed the DUP to form a coalition government with a small overall majority.  The big-talking wealthy Conservative Party received a 42.4 % vote share - just 2.4% more than Jeremy Corbyn - a politician the Conservatives have spent years laughing at !

We have collected some vote share figures (see below) from previous general elections. Even Margaret Thatcher in her "golden years" only achieved 2 % more than Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party. As the figures below show Jeremy Corbyn has matched or beaten the winning vote share in the previous FOUR GENERAL ELECTIONS !

1979  Margaret Thatcher 43.9%
1983  Margaret Thatcher 42.4%
1987  Margaret Thatcher 42.2%
1992  John Major 41.9%
1997  Tony Blair 43.2%
2001  Tony Blair 40.7%
2005  Tony Blair 35.2%
2010  David Cameron 36.1%
2015  David Cameron 36.9%

 Vote share reference figures - UK political info

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Please help yourself by NOT voting for the Conservative Party !

Please don't help the British social elite by voting Conservative

On this election day we make a humble appeal to our readers - Please don't vote Conservative - ever !  Please only consider the interests of the ordinary British man, woman and child and NOT the social elites.

Voting Conservative is not a vote for the interests of real people it is only a vote for the interests of the British social elites - the Conservatives are only interested in themselves and their own welfare please DO NOT help them secure their own futures at your expense. BREXIT is not done in your interest, it is done in theirs !  The jobs of ordinary British people wil be hit hard while the city jobs of the elite will be protected.  A decline of 40% in non-financial sector trade is predicted due to BREXIT.  

Please do not vote Conservative, here are just a few reasons why: 

The designed decline in our public services

One rule for them, one rule for us

Price Bubbles - The Conservative Economic Vision

The disgusting decline of the NHS under the Conservatives

Tax is good, Hate is bad - remember Jo Cox MP

The reality of Conservative "Traditional Family Values"

Two tier respect in two tier BREXIT Britain

Asian doctors rip-off NHS

Families of war veterans "shut out" by Conservatives

BREXIT reality - Conservatives indulge Asians to cover trade losses

Royal family, BREXIT and the rest of us

Thursday, 1 June 2017

The Shocking Rudeness of Conservative Party Supporters

Political candidates are entitled to be ttreated with courtesy
Over the past three weeks or so we have been struck by the rudeness and ridiculous self-importance of some Conservative Party supporters in the way they address political candidates.

It is especially true when a left-of-centre candidate describes a policy priority - a succession of arrogant tories will immediately start shouting phrases that are becoming so commonplace that we wonder whether these people think for themselves at all.

Left-of-centre political candidates are entitled to be treated with a basic level of respect in the way they are spoken to and spoken about - we say those basic standatds of behaviour have been breached by many Conservative Party supporters.

Over and over again we have heard the same old robotic Conservative Party supporter chants: "Where is the money coming from ?"  "What is the exact figure ?  "You don't know the figures do you ?"  "Your just a dogsbody for the unions"

Armchair Tory Generals
Many of the tories making these remarks DO NOT give one hour of their time to the national government or local public service benefit in their ENTIRE LIVE$ but they feel free to address a political candidate as if they are criminal.

Left-of-centre political candidates DESERVE RESPECT, they are trying to offer themselves to public service for the benefit of the nation in the way that they feel is best. Arrogant Conservatives will simply keep filling their own troughs and say that it is in the national interest when it is only in their own interest. 

Please DO NOT VOTE CONSERVATIVE in the 8th June 2017 general election and in so doing HELP RESTORE RESPECT to genuine politicians who really do believe that their policies ARE in the best national interest - FOR THE MANY AND NOT THE FEW.

The "Them and Us" Justice System 

End the Conservative Price Bubble Economy - Return to genuine national interest

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

What is happening to Public Service ?

REAL public servants are desperate to maintain care standards
What is happening to public service in our country ? The public services that the survivors of World War II overwhelmingly voted for are being systematically wrecked by the Conservative Party.  Voters after World War II kicked Winston Churchill out of office and voted heavily for Labour Party policies establishing the NHS and other much-needed public services and assets. All we hear from Andrew Rosindell MP is the so-called "public service" of the royal family and BREXIT as if they are supposed to replace well-functioning hospitals and pensioner care.  Please help us get rid of Mr Rosindell and the monarchy - we've had about as much as we can take !    

Please DO NOT vote for Andrew Rosindell in 8th June 2017 general election - give Romford a meritocratic chance to show its full talents and not be constrained by the town's self-serving royalist sycophant elite.  

Criminal NHS Breast Surgeon Convicted and Sentenced - BBC report

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) "surrounded by controversy" - BBC Report

Our NHS burdened with careerist "controversial science" ?

Red Cross declare Humanitarian Crisis in the NHS

NHS at breaking point - Daily Express

Worst ever NHS Accident & Emergency waiting times - BBC

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Manchester Terror Attack - White Working Class People Need To Take Assertive Action

Save your breath mate we aren't interested in your concerns
An Islamic (muslim) organisation killed 22 people and a further 64 require hospital treatment in a terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena concert venue on 22nd May 2017.  The arena was hosting a concert by American singer Ariana Grande. Since that time the attack has been celebrated by muslims who support terrorism. In addition Islamic "leaders" of mosques and Islamic centres have appeared on national media trying to create the perception that they are victims too and that they need you to help them "fight" against "these people". Muslims make many speeches appealing for "selfless community unity" but we think they are trying to reduce the risks that they and their families will face following islamic terror attacks and that is ALL they are really doing !

It is the British Police, Courts and alert members of the public who restore law and order in our country and its communities NOT Islamic preachers however well-connected and however long their Islamic "community leader" titles may be. So if you, like us, are ordinary white working class people who do not want ANY Islamic activity in our daily lives AT ALL what do you do when you are faced with muslims celebrating terror attacks or muslim leaders falsely claiming to be the "front-line" against the "extremists".

What should you do if you suspect terrorist activity or hear comments supportive of terrorism ? There are 3 steps to take in increasing urgency.   

  • Report any attitude or opinion you find unacceptable to your local police station with any appearance, car registration or address information you have managed to remember. 
  • If you suspect that anybody is involved in terrorism then call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on  0800 789 321.  
  • If you are in immediate danger call 999 immediately. 
If you hear terrorist-supporting comments in the workplace, in a public place, school or college please DO NOT just shrug your shoulders and ignore them take the first safe opportunity to report the people involved -  you may have saved someone's life by doing so.

The 22 Victims - Manchester Evening News  

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron Was Due To Visit Gibraltar On Day Of Manchester Terror Attack

Farron was due to visit Gibraltar
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron cancelled a planned trip to Gibraltar due to the disgusting terror attack in Manchester. Gibraltar voted 96% to stay in the EU.   BREXIT is considered an economic disaster by Gibraltar residents.

The Romford pro-BREXIT MP Andrew Rosindell is a member of the Conservative Friends of Gibraltar and a vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Gibraltar despite Gibraltar ONLY having 4% of voters in favour of BREXIT.

Gibraltar Chronicle report report - 96% of Gibraltar voters wanted to REMAIN in EU

Gibralter voters betrayed by BREXIT campaigners ?

Save our home town of Romford from Andrew Rosindell MP !

The Tory "Them and Us" Justice System

Lavinia Woodward - Too important for law and order ? (Daily Mail)
Lavinia Woodward, an Oxford University student studying medicine at the prestigious Christ Church college, was found guilty of stabbing her boyfriend with a bread knife BUT the judge said "to prevent this extraordinary able young lady from not following her long-held desire to enter the profession she wishes to, would be a sentence which would be too severe ... during her hearing at Oxford Crown Court last week, Judge Ian Pringle told Woodward that her offence would normally mean a prison term" (Daily Mail).

Woodward avoided the "normal" custodial sentence for such a crime despite reports by several newspapers that she had previous cocaine use, other previous assaults  and to have posed naked on a calendat and facebook.  Christ Church college, Oxford has also revealed that she was given a final warning regarding her poor behaviour in September last year.

Despite her witnessed crime and previous record Lavinia Woodward avoided a prison sentence. The judge, Ian Pringle QC said that "..normally it would attract a custodial sentence" but he didn't go on to explain the real social class considerations that we think lie behind his decision.  We think a working class woman guilty of the same offences would have received a custodial sentence and would have had the other offences added - there would NOT have been ANY consideration of the effect on jobs or careers ! 

Vote against the Conservative Party and their ONE LAW FOR THEM and ONE LAW FOR US justice system in the General Election on 8th June 2017.  

Kick Romford Tory Andrew Rosindell MP out of office !

Compare With Thomas Orchard Case

Metro report

Daily Mail report

The Guardian report

Daily Mirror report

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Family History Can Help With The Future

Family history can help you with the future (clipartfest)
Ordinary Romford people feel increasingly left behind in a fast-paced global world dominated by expensive suits and computers  - what can ordinary Romford people do to help themselves stay in touch with the modern world ?  We would like to suggest Family History.  Modern family history makes heavy use of computers and databases and can provide an interesting platform on which to learn new skills as well as learning more about yourself.

For instance, I recently learnt that my great-great-great-great-great-great uncle was elected Beadle of the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers in the 1820s.  I'm sure that your family has plenty of interesting facts that you are unaware of - why not give family history a try and help yourself keep in touch with the modern world at the same time ? 



Conservative Business Leaders FAIL In Basic Management

The committees’ joint report found that such codes are still widespread, although these dress codes amount to discrimination under the Equality Act. The act is “not yet fully effective” and “obviously not working in practice".  For all their big talk the "winners" of big business have failed in the most basic of management requirements.

Huffington Post Report on the reality of the "sexualised" workplace

Dress Code Campaigner Nicola Thorp presents Petition (BBC)

Huge Reaction to Nicola Thorp Campaign (BBC)

Employers can STILL force employees to wear "inappropriate" shoes and clothes  (Daily Mail)

Gutless Conservative Party response to the "sexualisation" of the workplace

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Well Done Chelsea FC, 2017 Premier League Champions

Chelsea 2017 Champions ! (daily mail)
The Havering Witness would like to congratulate Chelsea FC for winning the Premier League Championship for 2017.  Manager Antonio Conte's transformation of Chelsea back into an emphatic champion team is a truly outstanding achievement in such a fiercely competitive sport.  Well done to Chelsea FC, we send our warm congratulations to the club's owners and fans.

Here at the Havering Witness we have our own reasons for wishing Chelsea success. We believe that serious concerns about the death of former Chelsea vice chair Matthew Harding should be raised.  We believe that a high-level coordinated cover-up of a Conservative Party corruption scandal in the London Borough of Havering has taken place.  John Bauldie, a witness to the scandal, died alongside Matthew Harding in a helicopter crash.  Bauldie's partner Penny Garner also died a few years after John. Penny died in total despair at the denials of witnessed corruption over many years.      

 BBC report

Corruption allegations surrounding death of Matthew Harding

Conservative Establishment punishes father for school holiday but turns blind eye to machine gun in college

Allegations - original owners of college machine gun joined Romford Conservative Party

Eye-witness allegations intimidated into silence 

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

End The Tory Price Bubble Economy

The Tory Price Bubble Economy 
Having lived in Romford all our lives we have heard Essex White Van Man supporters of Andrew Rosindell MP frequently say "we charge what the mugs will pay, it's their fault if they are stupid enough to get overcharged".  When a price has no connection to the costs of material, skills and task times it becomes EXTORTION and that is an ECONOMIC CRIME !

A self-employed "worker" DOES NOT live in a different national economy to the average employee.  Prices should not be set to target a lack of consuner knowledge but to reflect the costs of the inputs in a properly functioning economy. People want consistent and coherent prices across the economy.

Ordinary people want an end to the TORY PRICE BUBBLE ECONOMY created by the rich for their own purposes.  Why should YOU PAY more for basics like food and power because of the INFLATIONARY PRESSURES caused by the designed PRICE BUBBLES generated by the huge wealth of the few and not the many.  Price manipulation is an economic crime whether driven by a lack of consumer knowledge on the doorstep or by the tactical purchases of the rich artificially driving up prices in the property markets.

The price of everything and anything should be CONSISTENT with the underlying REAL prices of the material, skills and time used.  END THE TORY PRICE BUBBLE ECONOMY by voting to get rid of TORY Andrew Rosindell MP in the 2017 general election on 8th June.

Romford is more than Essex Man's front line against London

The Maintenance of MORALITY needs TAX

Disgusting low standards in our NHS