Wednesday, 18 October 2017

"Cost Of Doing Nothing" Paper Started By Tom Tugendhat MP And Jo Cox MP

Response to "Labour's War" ? (independent)
The "Cost Of Doing Nothing" paper was co-written by Jo Cox MP and TomTugendhat MP.  Jo Cox MP was murdered in June 2016.  The paper was due for publication in July 2016 as a response to the delayed Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War.  Tom Tugendhat MP is chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

(Our Romford MP Andrew Rosindell is also a member of that committee. Mr Rosindell has also been elected a member of the Panel of Chairs Committee after being nominated by the speaker of the House of Commons on 22.6.2017.)

In June 2016, a month prior to the planned publication of the "Cost Of Doung Nothing" paper, Jo Cox MP was murdered by far-right extremist Thomas Alexander Mair in an "act of terror".  

From Policy Exchange article (see below): 

Tom Tugendhat MP speaking in parliament
"The paper, The Cost of Doing Nothing, was initially due to be published by MPs Jo Cox (a former humanitarian worker) and Tom Tugendhat (a former soldier) in July to coincide with the delayed Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war. However, Jo’s murder on 16th June led to the paper being put on hold. With the consent of Jo’s husband, Brendan Cox, Policy Exchange has today (26.1.17) released the full report, with McGovern completing the work of her close friend and colleague."

Brendan Cox, Jo’s husband, said:  “Jo was passionate about this piece of work. She felt deeply that the UK had a duty to stand up for civilians threatened by war and genocide. Her commitment wasn’t theoretical, it was forged by her experience of meeting survivors of genocide in Kosovo, Bosnia, Rwanda and Sudan. Last week I was clearing some of Jo’s things and found the first draft of the report that she had scribbled all over. At the top she had written ‘Britain must lead again’. Although she isn’t here to advance that argument, she’d be delighted that her colleagues and friends are able to do so in her stead.”

Tom Tugendhat, MP for Tonbridge and Malling, said:
“Britain has never been isolationist. It is in our national interest to be engaged with the world we helped shape. That means taking responsibility, and influencing events and intervening when necessary. To stand aside would not make us or the world safer, but leave us vulnerable to the whims of others rather than doing what we have always done – shape our own destiny and be a force for good.”

Policy Exchange Report "Cost Of Doing Nothing" co-initiated by murdered Labour MP Jo Cox

The Guardian reports

Telegraph Reports

Two Days Before The Murder of Jo Cox MP

BBC Play Down Effect Of Jo Cox Attack On Bernard Kenny

Shouldn't Andrew Rosindell MP (and former Batley MP Elizabeth Peacock) have expressed their outrage at the murder of democratically- elected Jo Cox MP ? 

Former Batley MP Elizabeth Peacock should have publicly condemned the murder of Jo Cox MP

The BREXIT hate campaign

A statecraft conjecture

Monday, 16 October 2017

Well Done To Frank Bruno - He's Back As Licensed Boxing Trainer !

Frank Bruno is back as a trainer (boxingonlinenenws)
The Havering Witness would like to add its congratulations to Frank Bruno on the award of a boxing trainer license.

Frank has had a tough time in recent years but being a man with 38 knockout wins to his name he is never to be ignored ! Well done Frank, we hope your training career brings yet more success !

Champion boxer Frank Bruno deserves respect 

Frank Bruno used to live in Upminster, London Borough of Havering near to the people we seek to have convicted for their role in the orchestrated crime scandal at Havering College of Further and Higher Education - this is the mission of the Havering Witness Justice Campaign. 

Frank Bruno announces training license on Twitter

The Sun reports

Frank Bruno releases new book

Friday, 13 October 2017

Thomas Paine - An English Republican Of The Highest Rank

Thomas Paine portrait by Dabos 1792 (wikipedia)
Many English people are disappointed, even embarrassed, by their country's history which is dominated by the idiosyncracies of Kings and Queens and their "divine right" to rule. The divine right of kings, divine right, or God's mandate is a political and religious doctrine of royal and political legitimacy. It asserts that a monarch is subject to no earthly authority, deriving the right to rule directly from the will of God.

English Republicans should not be so embarrassed or disappointed with their political nationality because one of the greatesr republican writers of all time was an Englishmen, he is also one of the most heavily suppressed political thinkers of all time.  His contributions to the cause of republicanism are incomparable but they are targetted for suppression and ridicule by posh historians at Oxford and Cambridge.  

Who was this great republican thinker ? His name is Thomas Paine and we would bet our boots that some our readers have never heard of him.  

Thomas Paine was born in Thetford in the English county of Norfolk. His writings were heavily influential amongst the leaders of the American revolution, French revolution and English Radicalism.  As a deist Thomas Paine's views on the organisations of religion were later used against him to eradicate his incomparable contributions to republican history. Paine died in obscurity and he has been criticised and ridiculed by the British royalist establishment ever since. Some political observers would argue that Brexit in its most basic form is a continuation of the protection of the British monarchy that is simply the same centuries-old suppression of great Englishmen like Cromwell and Paine in another guise. 

The editor of the Havering Witness has long been proud of the fact that his own family has links to Thetford, Norfolk through the name of Sadler.     

BBC History on Thomas Paine

US Thomas Paine National Historical Association (TPNHA)

Further reading on Thomas Paine from TPNHA

Britannica article on Thomas Paine

Wikipedia article on Thomas Paine

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Frank Bruno Fights Back Off The Ropes !

Frank Bruno is back with his autobiography
Frank Bruno, the much-slighted British boxing champion, was interviewed on The One Show, BBC1 last night. It's good to see Frank off the ropes and jabbing his way back into health and happiness.  Frank Bruno is a British sporting great, he is a WBC World Heavyweight Champion and a European Heavyweight Champion - achievements that would normally deserve respect.  He also is a tremendous character outside the ring especially when he is isn't being slighted by the establishment and their friends in the press.

Frank Bruno did not deserve to be treated in the way he was, it is a testament to his character that he has found the inner strength to challenge his experiences in the positive ways he has - he was famous for his determination as a boxer and that inner character still shows today. 

Frank Bruno has experienced our mental health system at first hand. He took drugs that left him "feeling like a zombie", he was insulted and ridiculed regularly in the press and he had to rebuild his life burdened with the stigma of mental illness.

If you ask us what was the real deeper cause of Frank Bruno's mental illness we would say it is
because Frank used to live in the Upminster area of the London Borough of Havering and his presence there met with the disapproval with the local Conservative-supporting Royal masonic establishment. These are the same people that the Havering Witness has been trying to bring to justice - please take a minute to read our mission statement.

Racism is a heavily used word but in Frank's case we believe it is the right word, we believe that the Havering Conservative and masonic community has political views that support the apartheid regime of the former Rhodesia and South African white governments.  We have unsubstantiated reports that in the 1970s / 80s members of the Romford Conservative Party sought Rhodesian citizenship and sought Rhodesian police uniforms to wear "as a laugh".  The former Romford MP Sir Michael Neubert refused to comment on this issues when we wrote to him at the time. These rumours and allegations remain unproven but nonetheless are still found today amongst local people.

Frank Bruno has established the Frank Bruno Foundation which has a "fit in body fit in mind" ethos and has written an autobiography "Let Me Be Frank".
The Sun reports on Frank Bruno interview on The One Show, BBC1

Frank Bruno Official Web-Site

Frank Bruno Foundation

Doctors made me feel like a zombie - Daily Mail report

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Does Andrew Rosindell MP Care About Police Custody Deaths ?

Thomas Orchard died in police custody 
Romford's Royalist MP Andrew Rosindell and his supporters often seem to automatically praise our uniformed services without any room for healthy democratic scrutiny.

They seldom, if ever, offer any criticism at all even in the light of overwhelming evidence of serious concerns even within the government itself

One such issue of government and public concern is the number of deaths in police custody. An IPCC report (see below) highlights the disturbing fact that around HALF of police custody deaths are linked to mental health issues.

Despite widespread coverage of deaths in police custody we cannot find any reference in Hansard of Andrew Rosindell MP ever raising mental health issues except for a specific question about depression amongst uniformed service personnel.

 Searching under "mental health" and "Rosindell" on Hansard returned only 1 item - According to the Hansard on-line database Andrew Rosindell MP never asked a single question about the many civilian deaths in police custody since he was elected in 2001 - is that what you would expect of an MP ?

When British citizens are dying in police cells without adequate explanation it is reasonable to expect any MP to have made their position on the issue clear.  If British citizens had died in foreign police cells I feel sure that Mr Rosindell would comment on it given his apparent desire to build a career in foreign and commonwealth affairs.     

HANSARD - Rosindell appears to restrict his interest in mental health issues to service personnel

Thomas Orchard Case - Custody Death Cops Walk Free

Devastated Orchard family speak on video

James Herbert Case - police "built a story" to "explain" custody death

Channel 4 on police custody deaths 

IPCC Report - Half of all police custody deaths are linked to mental health issues

Guardian reports on deaths in police custody

Independent report on custody deaths delayed

BBC - Deaths in police custody "could have been avoided"

25 patients die in Essex Mental Health Unit

New Statesman - Police should admit "mistakes"

Friday, 6 October 2017

Colin Nickless - Havering Housing Campaigner

Colin Nickless and daughter
The Havering Witness has been campaigning for justice in the Havering College scandal (and other linked events) for nearly 40 years.  During that time we have, sadly, been disappointed with the quality of justice and political campaigning within the very white royalist tory culture that dominates our home borough.

Campaigners DO make a difference

However we have good news because Havering now has a housing campaigner, Colin Nickless, who has shaken the big business and masonic interests that underlie corruption in Havering.  Well done Colin we are deeply impressed with your deep sense of justice and tenacity - thank you for helping the cause of justice in our borough.

The ordinary man and woman can make a difference. Colin Nickless is the proof of that.

Colin is on twitter at @NicklessColin click here

Jon Cruddas MP raises Orchard Village Scandal in Parliament

ITV report on New Build Nightmares

BBC reports on buy-back offer in Orchard Village Scandal

The Guardian reports on Orchard Village Scandal

Child Hospitalised By Mould In Orchard Village New Build

Daily Mail video report of widespread leaks in new builds

Orchard Village Scandal - New Build Rodent Infestation (Yellow Advertiser)

Orchard Village Fire Safety Concerns (Romford Recorder)

Ilford Recorder reports on "nightmare" Orchard Village New Build

Clarion Housing "Talking Rubbish" - Romford Recorder

Letter to Architects Journal

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Nationalisation Is The Natural Foundation Of Civilisation

 John McDonnell MP
At the 2017 Labour Party conference shadow chancellor John McDonnell MP, the son of a soldier, clearly stated the party's intention to take key parts of our economy back into public ownership.

Thank you Mr McDonnell for your public service - the Queen can keep hers and her endless parties celebrating it.

We would like to welcome the Labour Party's return to public ownership policies, here's briefly why we think it is the right policy:

Civilisation is the dividing line between humans and the rest of nature, our species took the critical unique decision to organise and specialise in great detail  - powerfully different from all other species.

The ability to reason, develop tools and skills on demand, and to organise our efforts into specialist pieces that together comprise the whole of human endeavour are the foundations of civilisation and the enemy of the jungle. 

Our civilisation should not be run by Tarzan Tories
We can only have meaningful specialist parts and roles if we have a genuine whole for them to be part of.  That whole, we say, is the state, and the foundation stones of that state are the nationalised industries that maintain the most basic parts of our civilisation - clean water, heat, shelter, healthy food, health care and school education.

The maintenance of our civilisation is not an opportunity for a small group of people to make huge profits out of social necessity but should be rightfully and patriotically owned by the public for the public good.

To allow the doubt and price manipulation of a select small group of private individuals into the fundamentals of our civilisation is a denial of our nationality and citizenship. Private capital undermining our civilisation should be a criminal offence and on occasion, like the Grenfell Tower fire, even our deeply corrupt system cannot avoid taking action.

 As Jeremy Corbyn said our nation should be for the many and not the few.   

John McDonnell at Labour 2017 conference. 

Growing public anger at the monarchy and establishment

Prince Harry - please get stuffed, thank you