Wednesday, 26 July 2017

UNISON Wins Landmark Court Case On Employment Tribunal Fees

UNISON flags flying high and proud ! (itv)
UNISON has won a landmark court victory today against the government, which means that employment tribunal fees will now be scrapped. The Supreme Court – the UK’s highest court – has   unanimously ruled that the government was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally when it introduced the fees four years ago. From today, anyone who has been treated illegally or unfairly at work will no longer have to pay to take their employers to court – as a direct result of UNISON’s legal challenge. The government will also have to refund more than £27m to the thousands of people charged for taking claims to tribunals. This is since July 2013, when fees were introduced by Chris Grayling, the then Lord Chancellor.

 We have won a moral struggle to end the tax on justice - Dave Prentis, UNISON

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The government is not above the law. But when ministers introduced fees they were disregarding laws many centuries old, and showing little concern for employees seeking justice following illegal treatment at work.  The government has been acting unlawfully, and has been proved wrong – not just on simple economics, but on constitutional law and basic fairness too. It’s a major victory for employees everywhere. UNISON took the case on behalf of anyone who’s ever been wronged at work, or who might be in future. Unscrupulous employers no longer have the upper hand."

UNISON reports

The Guardian Reports

Friday, 21 July 2017

Havering Scandal Allegations Suggest A 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 Four

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

Havering Police Have Always Refused To Take Witness Evidence

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 and ONE PERMANENT DISABILITY are linked to the Havering College scandal, the HAVERING FOUR are: 

  1. 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.   
  2. 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.
  3.  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.  
  4. 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