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High Court Speaks, "No Evictions This Week for Travellers." Meanwhile, Cameron Clashes with National Trust

Updated on September 23, 2011

Builders have thousands of approved plans for brownfield sites.

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Typican brownfield site.  You can see why builders would prefer green belt landGreen belt land.  Under the gun for development under Cameron
Typican brownfield site.  You can see why builders would prefer green belt land
Typican brownfield site. You can see why builders would prefer green belt land
Green belt land.  Under the gun for development under Cameron
Green belt land. Under the gun for development under Cameron

There Won't Always be an England!

If you are following this story, you will remember the British High Court stayed the eviction of the Travellers in Essex last Monday until today, Friday, Sept 23rd. That is today, and the judge of the High Court has said he can reach no conclusion until next week whether the travellers will be allowed to stay, or how, exactly, they will be evicted. The judge expressed his concern for all the children who would be involved in what would be violent confrontations between police, bailiffs and residents. He also indicated he was leaning towards looking into rehousing in the Basildon area. The travellers are overjoyed at even this temporary good news and some residents who had left were seen returning. Could compassion and good sense prevail over mindless authority and the upholding of the law of the land in this unique situation? Dare we hope?

Meanwhile, David Cameron has upset the nation's environmental groups, including the National Trust, by backing developer's plans for green-belt land. This, despite the fact developers and builders are sitting on hundreds of approved plans to build on brownfield land. Cameron said "there is to be a presumption of favour" on plans put forward for sustainable development in the country's green areas and/or farmland. He said "this is to be seen as the default position" of this government. This means, plans by housing and wind farm developers, etc., can expect their plans to be approved over opposition from locals opposed to developments in certain areas, as well as strong objections from the National Trust who have traditionally been the keepers of the nation's green belt, etc.

Cameron has the bullet-proof excuse for his stance that "he is only supporting the struggling economy and the jobs market and helping in the nation‘s recovery." That his involvement also gives a huge boost to big business and his buddies in Whitehall, along with MP's under pressure from developers and the public in their constituencies is a given.

This will mean that huge acreage will be wrenched from Britain's pastoral green belt and agricultural areas. And it also means that builders will get the land they want, not unattractive, lowland and town-fringe brownfield (used previously and vacant) sites, which the wealthy home buyers scorn, but lovely, pastoral view lots pleasing to those who can afford them. And that certainly doesn't mean young married couples struggling to get their first house.

All this makes a further nonsense of this pointless ejection of the poor traveller families who have developed a couple of acres on an old scrap yard no one wanted and lived there for 10 years, accumulating nearly 100 children who go to local schools. It seems they are getting no consideration from this hard-nosed administration concerned more that bankers and others will have a nice second property in the country to spend holidays and weekends. And, of course, that THE LAW is for all, including the travellers, (And, or course, excluding the really rich who do what the frick they like!).

This country absolutely needs to get rid of Cameron and the conservatives at the earliest possible moment, even if it means we default on some loans. Heck, better bankrupt and rebuilding without hundreds of billions in credit, that living like this with people taxed beyond the ability to pay their own bills and survive; with inflation running amok and our state pensioners dying because they can‘t afford to heat their homes. With these blasted banks continuing to gamble away our money until we have to bail them out again; with our leaders posturing abroad and interfering in foreign adventures we can no longer afford, which costs the lives of hundreds under the guise of promoting democracy; with every type of cunning scam using the media to promote their nasty activities. And hundreds of migrants still flooding in to the UK hoping for a better life - there’s no work for them and the welfare or free medical money won’t last long under siege like this. (Conversely, thousands of middle and working-class families are leaving taking money with them that might have been spent in our economy if we hadn’t created conditions they have found insupportable)

In trying to be all things to all people, like the USA, we are finding we are rapidly becoming nobody to no one. You can help no one if you aren’t strong yourself, as the States used to be and Britain was 100 years ago, (Instead of the pathetic, squeaking, demanding mouse we are today).

Unlimited credit and greed has made a huge mess of this planet and I for one am glad I won’t be around long to see our final demise if we don’t stop the downward spiral now...everywhere.

Things that might just save us:

1) A moratorium on births and then limits, as is working somewhat in China.

2) Establish a World Space Agency to urgently continue with ideas of colonizing other planets, moons or artificial worlds. Having been told today that Einstein was wrong and neutrons have been seen EXCEEDING the speed of light, anything seems possible!

3) Confiscation of all private land owned by individuals and inherited and not being farmed or used. (Britain has millions of hectares contain ancient estates given as grace and favour by some long dead monarch with some inbred crazed old duke haw-hawing around, pruning his petunias).

4) As a matter of urgency, require local car manufacturers like Jaguar/Rover, etc., to form a consortium to produce a car for the nation’s working class, (like the TATA in India). Instead, like everything else, we are only making cars costing £20, 000 and up for the wealthy,

We should be able to make an attractive, economical car for the retail price of less than £3000.

5) Make hydrogen available in points all over the country to encourage the proliferation of hydrogen/electric fuelled vehicles.

6) Invite top architects and designers to design and build small, landscaped blocks of condominium style flats with large balcony/garden areas and small footprints. There is just not enough land left in Britain for all to have a large house and garden. And our multi-unit design since the WW2 has been apathetic to the point that no one wants to live in them.

7) Analyze all products being imported into this country and see where they can be made locally without infringing patents. Cottage manufacturing is the way to go in creating jobs and staunching the flow of capital overseas. Countries need to revert to what we were once, less dependant on one another and susceptable to every ebb and flow of the world’s economies.

8) Stop banks dead in the water...Now! If they pack up and leave, let them, we will find that excuse won’t wash in the real world and is only bluff to make us keep toeing (their) line. We could do with far less banks and more manufacturing anyway: if they are not lending to help manufacturer’s development and low cost housing purchase, what good are they?

9) This is a nation of gardens and gardeners: make seed available to encourage property owners to grow vegetables and fruit, not flowers. The items would be available for their own use and this would encourage locals to set up stands and small markets to make this nutritious, superior food available to others and might just slow Tescos and others from putting a shop in every street.

Well, I could probably go on all day thinking of my ideas (not all new!) to help us recover; why don’t you add some in comments, pro or con?...Bob


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      diogenes 6 years ago

      Hi Hanna: I don't pretend to understand this complex mess; I see little hope - long term - for mankind...Bob

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      I hope not and I hope that the General Strike on November 30 makes all the difference. Let's start praying, Bob. Half his own party are up in arms because he refuses to come out of the EU.

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      diogenes 6 years ago

      I'd rather drown with labor than be shagged to death by the Tories; well, they'll be here a while...Bob

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      I think you got all the right points. Yes, that DC and his mob should be kicked out the sooner the better. Did you know he earned about £6million last year. I am glad he said we are in this altother because according to this we get some of it. I know with the situation out there it isn't even funny. How on earth did they get in again? I would like to know. I am sure there was a fiddle. Brown wasn't a great representative of statesman but he knew his figure and by now we would have been better of. Well, on 30 Novermber there is a General Strike let's hope and see what happens. I am sure a five year old would have done better then old DC. Another news he gave Libya £200million to rebuilt the country. They are drowning with oil. What's the matter with this mob? Take care, Bob.

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      diogenes 6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Thanks for all the great comments, guys. I guess life can be no better, the energy that it is composed of mindless atoms. We're lucky to have had a few high points perhaps...Tralala...Bob

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      Michael Fielder 6 years ago from North Central West Virginia, where the green grass grows...

      I tried to edit the above at the last minute but it doesn't seem to have taken...

      I added that the last 40 or so years of the management of the US and GB by those who view the world as "Conservatives" ( a label I am using for this particulat moment) has increasingly put us all further at risk... In terms of the individual, economics, compassion, tolerance and a host of other values that Jesus, other spiritual teachers, philosophers, economists, (many) world leaders and other folk have taught....


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      Michael Fielder 6 years ago from North Central West Virginia, where the green grass grows...

      I couldn't agree more with you and 50 Caliber and diogenes! Was always tons of fun but is definitely "highly overrated!" LOL

      I think those who are dogmatically critical of Marxism and socialism need to become more educated on both those two things as well as capitalism and democracy as we are coerced into living the "Reagan/Bush/Bush/Cheney/Republican versions of them. (No, I am not a Democrat either, I don't see any real benefit to that party anymore...)

      A real intriguing and fun view is here:

      and if you do a quick search at the YouTube site's search box for "RSA Capitalism" there are several excellent and entertaining, short videos that will increase your awareness and give you something to ponder... If your mind is open enough to ponder on things and not smothered by dogmatic thinking....

      I am not argueing for any particular ideology here, but for educating ourselves before we try to "HELP" others!

      Extremeism of any idea becomes hurtful to society.




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      50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

      LOL, I hear you Bob, shaggin's highly overrated!dust

    • diogenes profile image

      diogenes 6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      I don't shag any more, why should anyone else!

      have a nice weekend dearx

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      cathylynn99 6 years ago from northeastern US

      please check out my comments on your "gold" hub.

      don't know enough about UK goings on to comment much on this one, except that some sort of discouragement of high birth rates is indubitably a good idea for the world. in the late "70's, an income of 900 USD per year or more in the developing world was accompanied by the seeking out of birth control. when folks are relatively sure that their two kids will survive, they don't feel the need for extras as insurance.

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      What exactly is going on? Trespassing?

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      diogenes 6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Well, Will, that may be, but what's going on now isn't too clever...Bob

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      The more a country turns to Marxism/socialism, the higher the misery index seems to be.

      Are you sure this is what you want?


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