Campaigners call for Rayner's resignation during peaceful protest at Hendon Town Hall

Times Series: Campaigners call for Rayner's resignation during peaceful protest Campaigners call for Rayner's resignation during peaceful protest

Chants of “Rayner resign” echoed through Hendon as campaigners staged a peaceful protest ahead of tonight’s full council meeting.

Barnet Alliance for Public Services teamed up with tenants of the West Hendon Estate to urge Mayor Councillor Hugh Rayner to step down from his post.

Cllr Rayner is currently under investigation by Barnet’s monitoring officer for a range of complaints relating to housing issues.

He has been accused of overcharging his tenants on housing benefit rents almost 55 per cent above market rate, and intimidating tenants by arriving late at night for contracts to be signed.

Tirza Waissel, who organised the demonstration outside Hendon Town Hall, in The Burroughs, on behalf of BAPS, said: “He’s meant to be the face of our community, and he’s totally abused his power.

“He’s milking it by overcharging poor, helpless tenants. There’s no justification for it. It’s just plain unfair.

“At a time where there’s a lot of uncertainty about housing – this shouldn’t be allowed to happen.”

They brandished placards bearing the words: “no morality in Rayners mayorality” and “shame on you Hugh Rayner”.

Others referenced the fact that 86 per cent of Times Series readers said Rayner responded to a poll saying he should resign.

Janette Ewans, who lives on the West Hendon Estate, said the allegations against Cllr Rayner came as a “slap in the face” to those renting their properties.

The estate is due to be demolished and people are being moved out of their properties, run by Barnet Homes, and will be forced to find private accommodation.

She said: “Many people here are frightened about where they are going to live. If this is the standard of landlords we allow in Barnet, of course they are frightened.

“Where is the integrity?”

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7:20pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Jon10 says...

Don't forget that 210 families are also being forced out at Brent Cross.
Don't forget that 210 families are also being forced out at Brent Cross. Jon10
  • Score: 4

9:07pm Tue 15 Jul 14

nlygo says...

'echoed through Hendon'

I somewhat doubt that, bearing in mind there were just around a dozen demonstrators
'echoed through Hendon' I somewhat doubt that, bearing in mind there were just around a dozen demonstrators nlygo
  • Score: -8

9:50pm Tue 15 Jul 14

aworrall says...

Looks like the usual Labour rent a crowd. A dozen demonstrators are hardly representative of the whole of Barnet.
Looks like the usual Labour rent a crowd. A dozen demonstrators are hardly representative of the whole of Barnet. aworrall
  • Score: -10

6:56am Wed 16 Jul 14

Mr. Datchery says...

aworrall wrote:
Looks like the usual Labour rent a crowd. A dozen demonstrators are hardly representative of the whole of Barnet.
And two of the usual suspects from the Tory claque don't reflect the results of the Times Series poll.
[quote][p][bold]aworrall[/bold] wrote: Looks like the usual Labour rent a crowd. A dozen demonstrators are hardly representative of the whole of Barnet.[/p][/quote]And two of the usual suspects from the Tory claque don't reflect the results of the Times Series poll. Mr. Datchery
  • Score: 5

11:26am Wed 16 Jul 14

AverageBarnetResident says...

I recognize 8 of the people in that photo as being the same Labour activists that turned up to shout at Boris when he visited Barnet. Datchery, you really need to get some new faces in, as the old rent-a-mob rabble are looking sad and pitiful now.
I recognize 8 of the people in that photo as being the same Labour activists that turned up to shout at Boris when he visited Barnet. Datchery, you really need to get some new faces in, as the old rent-a-mob rabble are looking sad and pitiful now. AverageBarnetResident
  • Score: -7

1:45pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Mr. Datchery says...

AverageBarnetResiden
t
wrote:
I recognize 8 of the people in that photo as being the same Labour activists that turned up to shout at Boris when he visited Barnet. Datchery, you really need to get some new faces in, as the old rent-a-mob rabble are looking sad and pitiful now.
Sorry, three of the usual suspects, this time the one who presumes rather a lot in his choice of nickname.
I am not nor, have I ever been, a member of the Labour Party but I can see that the Tories are clinging on to their in Barnet majority by the skin of their teeth and all the polls point to a national Labour victory in 2015, far from 'sad and pitiful'.
[quote][p][bold]AverageBarnetResiden t[/bold] wrote: I recognize 8 of the people in that photo as being the same Labour activists that turned up to shout at Boris when he visited Barnet. Datchery, you really need to get some new faces in, as the old rent-a-mob rabble are looking sad and pitiful now.[/p][/quote]Sorry, three of the usual suspects, this time the one who presumes rather a lot in his choice of nickname. I am not nor, have I ever been, a member of the Labour Party but I can see that the Tories are clinging on to their in Barnet majority by the skin of their teeth and all the polls point to a national Labour victory in 2015, far from 'sad and pitiful'. Mr. Datchery
  • Score: 5

4:32pm Wed 16 Jul 14

AverageBarnetResident says...

Datchery, you are confused my dear. What is sad and pitiful is this little group of raggle-taggle naer-do-wells that Hendon Times drafts in at every opportunity for a photo-opp outside the Town Hall.

As to Labour's chances next year, who knows. But why would you care anyway? You're not a member.... right...?
Datchery, you are confused my dear. What is sad and pitiful is this little group of raggle-taggle naer-do-wells that Hendon Times drafts in at every opportunity for a photo-opp outside the Town Hall. As to Labour's chances next year, who knows. But why would you care anyway? You're not a member.... right...? AverageBarnetResident
  • Score: -6

5:16pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Mr. Datchery says...

AverageBarnetResiden
t
wrote:
Datchery, you are confused my dear. What is sad and pitiful is this little group of raggle-taggle naer-do-wells that Hendon Times drafts in at every opportunity for a photo-opp outside the Town Hall.

As to Labour's chances next year, who knows. But why would you care anyway? You're not a member.... right...?
Right so as I see it you are claiming that this demo was somehow staged by the Hendon Times? In that case you should promptly inform the Press Complaints Commission as it would run counter to their code by ' Engaging in misrepresentation or subterfuge'. If you think that only membership of a
party qualifies you to be concerned about who runs the country then you don't deserve the right to vote.
It's ne'er do well by the way.
[quote][p][bold]AverageBarnetResiden t[/bold] wrote: Datchery, you are confused my dear. What is sad and pitiful is this little group of raggle-taggle naer-do-wells that Hendon Times drafts in at every opportunity for a photo-opp outside the Town Hall. As to Labour's chances next year, who knows. But why would you care anyway? You're not a member.... right...?[/p][/quote]Right so as I see it you are claiming that this demo was somehow staged by the Hendon Times? In that case you should promptly inform the Press Complaints Commission as it would run counter to their code by ' Engaging in misrepresentation or subterfuge'. If you think that only membership of a party qualifies you to be concerned about who runs the country then you don't deserve the right to vote. It's ne'er do well by the way. Mr. Datchery
  • Score: 5

7:34pm Wed 16 Jul 14

marccohen53 says...

Ah yes the usual Labour crowd wasting more police time - no doubt Dismore office was also somewhere in the mix. Labour is always telling us there are not enough police on the streets - perhaps it's because they are too busy attending the Labour rent a crowd events. True to form the Hendon Times get this story up at lightening speed if there is any Tory council bashing to be done.
Mr Datchery, I don't know what polls you have been reading but there's one sure thing for Hendon - people won't vote for an old, wierd re-tread who lives in Notting Hill and who has helped himself to tax payers money. Apart from dying of boredom when he opens his mouth, Dismore has nothing of any substance to say - he just spends his whole time criticising everyone else or suddenly campaigning for things he should have done when he was in Parliament for 13 years.
Ah yes the usual Labour crowd wasting more police time - no doubt Dismore office was also somewhere in the mix. Labour is always telling us there are not enough police on the streets - perhaps it's because they are too busy attending the Labour rent a crowd events. True to form the Hendon Times get this story up at lightening speed if there is any Tory council bashing to be done. Mr Datchery, I don't know what polls you have been reading but there's one sure thing for Hendon - people won't vote for an old, wierd re-tread who lives in Notting Hill and who has helped himself to tax payers money. Apart from dying of boredom when he opens his mouth, Dismore has nothing of any substance to say - he just spends his whole time criticising everyone else or suddenly campaigning for things he should have done when he was in Parliament for 13 years. marccohen53
  • Score: -12

9:49pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Barnet Parker says...

Not sure how a peaceful protest represents a waste of police time.

Anyway I've tried playing spot the bobby in the picture and can't see one anywhere. I give up - where is he/her?
Not sure how a peaceful protest represents a waste of police time. Anyway I've tried playing spot the bobby in the picture and can't see one anywhere. I give up - where is he/her? Barnet Parker
  • Score: 10

11:32pm Thu 17 Jul 14

marccohen53 says...

Barnet Parker, there is always a police presence on peaceful protests, particularly with the rent-a-Labour crowd mob as there is a strong chance that it may turn nasty. Wasting police time is what Labour do best, particularly Dismore's office who are always on the scene. Nasty man, nasty politics, that's all Dismore knows.
Barnet Parker, there is always a police presence on peaceful protests, particularly with the rent-a-Labour crowd mob as there is a strong chance that it may turn nasty. Wasting police time is what Labour do best, particularly Dismore's office who are always on the scene. Nasty man, nasty politics, that's all Dismore knows. marccohen53
  • Score: -10

9:46am Sat 19 Jul 14

Barnet Parker says...

marcohen53
Over the years I have seen many reports of protests outside the Town Hall on issues such as the closure of Friern Barnet Library, waste disposal in Pinkham Way and planning issues regarding Belmont Farm. I noticed that Belmont Farm was displying vote UKIP posters on the morning of the local elections so I doubt Dismore was behind that one. Despite all these reports of protests I've yet to see reports of Hendon riots so I have to seriously doubt your comments about a 'strong chance' things could turn nasty. If there was a large police presence (which the photographic evidence still fails to show) perhaps it indicates an hysterical over reaction by the council.

On the subject of photographic evidence I've also ran a 'Spot the Dismore' competition in the light of your comments and failed in that endeavour too. Could it be your nasty Dismore comments are in keeping with you Tory types trend at the moment of rubbishing the bloke even when it's not relevant to the article?

Why not create opportunities to say something positive about his rival Offord? Or is that because that is something we can agree on; there is nothing positive to say about Offord.
marcohen53 Over the years I have seen many reports of protests outside the Town Hall on issues such as the closure of Friern Barnet Library, waste disposal in Pinkham Way and planning issues regarding Belmont Farm. I noticed that Belmont Farm was displying vote UKIP posters on the morning of the local elections so I doubt Dismore was behind that one. Despite all these reports of protests I've yet to see reports of Hendon riots so I have to seriously doubt your comments about a 'strong chance' things could turn nasty. If there was a large police presence (which the photographic evidence still fails to show) perhaps it indicates an hysterical over reaction by the council. On the subject of photographic evidence I've also ran a 'Spot the Dismore' competition in the light of your comments and failed in that endeavour too. Could it be your nasty Dismore comments are in keeping with you Tory types trend at the moment of rubbishing the bloke even when it's not relevant to the article? Why not create opportunities to say something positive about his rival Offord? Or is that because that is something we can agree on; there is nothing positive to say about Offord. Barnet Parker
  • Score: 11

11:06pm Sat 19 Jul 14

marccohen53 says...

Barnet Parker, Dismore is always all over anything to do with slating/negative press of the current council (particularly when he has raised the issues with the London Mayor in the first place) or Offord, that's all he knows - dirty politics, on the back foot, following Offord every step of the way but nothing to offer himself. My comments are not nasty about Dismore but factual - old, pensioner, re-tread, hand in the till, claimed 2 homes on the tax payer, doesn't live in the constituency, wants us to vote for him to have 2 jobs, as another blogger describes him ...a "wierd shuffler" who behaves like "a frightened child"..... please let me know how you can defend all such factual information?
Barnet Parker, Dismore is always all over anything to do with slating/negative press of the current council (particularly when he has raised the issues with the London Mayor in the first place) or Offord, that's all he knows - dirty politics, on the back foot, following Offord every step of the way but nothing to offer himself. My comments are not nasty about Dismore but factual - old, pensioner, re-tread, hand in the till, claimed 2 homes on the tax payer, doesn't live in the constituency, wants us to vote for him to have 2 jobs, as another blogger describes him ...a "wierd shuffler" who behaves like "a frightened child"..... please let me know how you can defend all such factual information? marccohen53
  • Score: -11

7:42am Sun 20 Jul 14

NoToMob Member says...

Yet again we find another rotten apple in the Borough of Barnet barrel. Raynes is obviously not fit to hold public office.
Yet again we find another rotten apple in the Borough of Barnet barrel. Raynes is obviously not fit to hold public office. NoToMob Member
  • Score: 9

9:57am Sun 20 Jul 14

Barnet Parker says...

Marc,
I'm not sure why you are in a privileged position of criticising a perceived flaw in a political opponent - Dismore's expenses - but you do not afford Dismore the same right by criticising Rayner's alleged egregious landlord practices.

For the record, as I have stated on these pages previously, I was not comfortable with some of Dismore's expense claims but they were during a time when they were 'all at it' and he wasn' t singled out for specific criticism and therefore now has a clean bill of health. We are still awaiting the outcome of the investigation into Rayner which I await with interest. Perhaps it is unfortunate that Barnet Council provides Dismore with such good ammunition - the gift that just keeps giving; Councillors allowances, One Barnet, cashless parking, Closure of Church Farmhouse Museum, Brian Coleman etc. etc.

Ultimately I found Dismore a hardworking constituency MP who answered all my correspondence politely even if I didn't necessarily like the response (e.g. Iraq War). These were qualities I also found in his Tory predecessor, John Gorst, that are sadly lacking in the present incumbent, Offord. I note you still find nothing positive to say about Offord so I am pleased we are able to at least agree on that point.
Marc, I'm not sure why you are in a privileged position of criticising a perceived flaw in a political opponent - Dismore's expenses - but you do not afford Dismore the same right by criticising Rayner's alleged egregious landlord practices. For the record, as I have stated on these pages previously, I was not comfortable with some of Dismore's expense claims but they were during a time when they were 'all at it' and he wasn' t singled out for specific criticism and therefore now has a clean bill of health. We are still awaiting the outcome of the investigation into Rayner which I await with interest. Perhaps it is unfortunate that Barnet Council provides Dismore with such good ammunition - the gift that just keeps giving; Councillors allowances, One Barnet, cashless parking, Closure of Church Farmhouse Museum, Brian Coleman etc. etc. Ultimately I found Dismore a hardworking constituency MP who answered all my correspondence politely even if I didn't necessarily like the response (e.g. Iraq War). These were qualities I also found in his Tory predecessor, John Gorst, that are sadly lacking in the present incumbent, Offord. I note you still find nothing positive to say about Offord so I am pleased we are able to at least agree on that point. Barnet Parker
  • Score: 11

6:47am Mon 21 Jul 14

Mr. Datchery says...

I would repeat something I have said before, Andrew Dismore was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Committee on Standards in Public Life. I wonder what they would make of Rayner?
I would repeat something I have said before, Andrew Dismore was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Committee on Standards in Public Life. I wonder what they would make of Rayner? Mr. Datchery
  • Score: 9

7:25am Tue 22 Jul 14

Mr. Datchery says...

marccohen53 wrote:
Ah yes the usual Labour crowd wasting more police time - no doubt Dismore office was also somewhere in the mix. Labour is always telling us there are not enough police on the streets - perhaps it's because they are too busy attending the Labour rent a crowd events. True to form the Hendon Times get this story up at lightening speed if there is any Tory council bashing to be done.
Mr Datchery, I don't know what polls you have been reading but there's one sure thing for Hendon - people won't vote for an old, wierd re-tread who lives in Notting Hill and who has helped himself to tax payers money. Apart from dying of boredom when he opens his mouth, Dismore has nothing of any substance to say - he just spends his whole time criticising everyone else or suddenly campaigning for things he should have done when he was in Parliament for 13 years.
" I don't know what polls you have been reading "
I'm on the mailing list for Lord Ashcroft's weekly poll (that's Lord Ashcroft, former Deputy Chair of the Tory Party.)
These are yesterday's results
Con 27%, Lab 35%, Lib Dem 7%, UKIP 17%, Green 7%.
Next question?
[quote][p][bold]marccohen53[/bold] wrote: Ah yes the usual Labour crowd wasting more police time - no doubt Dismore office was also somewhere in the mix. Labour is always telling us there are not enough police on the streets - perhaps it's because they are too busy attending the Labour rent a crowd events. True to form the Hendon Times get this story up at lightening speed if there is any Tory council bashing to be done. Mr Datchery, I don't know what polls you have been reading but there's one sure thing for Hendon - people won't vote for an old, wierd re-tread who lives in Notting Hill and who has helped himself to tax payers money. Apart from dying of boredom when he opens his mouth, Dismore has nothing of any substance to say - he just spends his whole time criticising everyone else or suddenly campaigning for things he should have done when he was in Parliament for 13 years.[/p][/quote]" I don't know what polls you have been reading " I'm on the mailing list for Lord Ashcroft's weekly poll (that's Lord Ashcroft, former Deputy Chair of the Tory Party.) These are yesterday's results Con 27%, Lab 35%, Lib Dem 7%, UKIP 17%, Green 7%. Next question? Mr. Datchery
  • Score: 3

7:19pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Hunted999 says...

I see the Tory faithful's attempt to denigrate Dismore have reached a new low. They are now trying to paint him as too old for the job. I've checked - he's 59 for goodness sake.

The Tory led government is expecting teachers and fire-fighters to work up until nearly 70!

Loads of Tory MPs are over 59 - Ken Clarke is in his seventies!

Are you not aware that Cllr. John Hart is in his eighties - are you expecting him to resign and bring on the by-election the left are looking forward to!

Lots of Hendon constituents are 59 and over - do you really think it is a sound electoral ploy to rubbish people of that age range!

Grow up and stop being ageist.
I see the Tory faithful's attempt to denigrate Dismore have reached a new low. They are now trying to paint him as too old for the job. I've checked - he's 59 for goodness sake. The Tory led government is expecting teachers and fire-fighters to work up until nearly 70! Loads of Tory MPs are over 59 - Ken Clarke is in his seventies! Are you not aware that Cllr. John Hart is in his eighties - are you expecting him to resign and bring on the by-election the left are looking forward to! Lots of Hendon constituents are 59 and over - do you really think it is a sound electoral ploy to rubbish people of that age range! Grow up and stop being ageist. Hunted999
  • Score: 1

5:40pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Mrs Nasty says...

marccohen53 wrote:
Barnet Parker, Dismore is always all over anything to do with slating/negative press of the current council (particularly when he has raised the issues with the London Mayor in the first place) or Offord, that's all he knows - dirty politics, on the back foot, following Offord every step of the way but nothing to offer himself. My comments are not nasty about Dismore but factual - old, pensioner, re-tread, hand in the till, claimed 2 homes on the tax payer, doesn't live in the constituency, wants us to vote for him to have 2 jobs, as another blogger describes him ...a "wierd shufflerHere! Here! marccohen53 Dismal has nothing to contribute while cosying up to Hendon Times - a leftist sad rag! There's been no balance in its reporting for decades - its nothing more than propaganda journalism - it clearly never checks its facts persistently printing outright lies against tory individuals - as we near the election this will escalate., Its high time those slandered raised the matter with the press complaints commission against The Hendon Times' for inciting political hatred. 5.20pm 27 July. Lets see how long before Hendon Times website manager removes this one.
[quote][p][bold]marccohen53[/bold] wrote: Barnet Parker, Dismore is always all over anything to do with slating/negative press of the current council (particularly when he has raised the issues with the London Mayor in the first place) or Offord, that's all he knows - dirty politics, on the back foot, following Offord every step of the way but nothing to offer himself. My comments are not nasty about Dismore but factual - old, pensioner, re-tread, hand in the till, claimed 2 homes on the tax payer, doesn't live in the constituency, wants us to vote for him to have 2 jobs, as another blogger describes him ...a "wierd shufflerHere! Here! marccohen53 Dismal has nothing to contribute while cosying up to Hendon Times - a leftist sad rag! There's been no balance in its reporting for decades - its nothing more than propaganda journalism - it clearly never checks its facts persistently printing outright lies against tory individuals - as we near the election this will escalate., Its high time those slandered raised the matter with the press complaints commission against The Hendon Times' for inciting political hatred. 5.20pm 27 July. Lets see how long before Hendon Times website manager removes this one. Mrs Nasty
  • Score: 1

5:43pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Mrs Nasty says...

marccohen53 wrote:
Barnet Parker, Dismore is always all over anything to do with slating/negative press of the current council (particularly when he has raised the issues with the London Mayor in the first place) or Offord, that's all he knows - dirty politics, on the back foot, following Offord every step of the way but nothing to offer himself. My comments are not nasty about Dismore but factual - old, pensioner, re-tread, hand in the till, claimed 2 homes on the tax payer, doesn't live in the constituency, wants us to vote for him to have 2 jobs, as another blogger describes him ...a "wierd shufflerHere! Here! marccohen53 Dismal has nothing to contribute while cosying up to Hendon Times - a leftist sad rag! There's been no balance in its reporting for decades - its nothing more than propaganda journalism - it clearly never checks its facts persistently printing outright lies against tory individuals - as we near the election this will escalate., Its high time those slandered raised the matter with the press complaints commission for The Hendon Times' inciting political hatred. 5.20pm 27 July. Lets see how long before Hendon Times website manager removes this one.
[quote][p][bold]marccohen53[/bold] wrote: Barnet Parker, Dismore is always all over anything to do with slating/negative press of the current council (particularly when he has raised the issues with the London Mayor in the first place) or Offord, that's all he knows - dirty politics, on the back foot, following Offord every step of the way but nothing to offer himself. My comments are not nasty about Dismore but factual - old, pensioner, re-tread, hand in the till, claimed 2 homes on the tax payer, doesn't live in the constituency, wants us to vote for him to have 2 jobs, as another blogger describes him ...a "wierd shufflerHere! Here! marccohen53 Dismal has nothing to contribute while cosying up to Hendon Times - a leftist sad rag! There's been no balance in its reporting for decades - its nothing more than propaganda journalism - it clearly never checks its facts persistently printing outright lies against tory individuals - as we near the election this will escalate., Its high time those slandered raised the matter with the press complaints commission for The Hendon Times' inciting political hatred. 5.20pm 27 July. Lets see how long before Hendon Times website manager removes this one. Mrs Nasty
  • Score: 1

6:51pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Mrs Nasty says...

Tirza Waissel, organised a demo recently calling for Cllr Rayner to stand down as Mayor - with her band of BAPS Cronies outside Hendon Town - TIRZA said....

Cllr Rayner is meant to be the face of our community, and he’s totally abused his power!...... Hello Tirza! there are thousands of Landlords in the Borough, of which I am one, many of us wouldn't dream of renting to Social Housing Tenants, because tenants often decide to use housing benefit for anything but the rent. Any rent Cllr Rayner receives is not Housing Benefit as you quaintly put it - its rental INCOME. FYI Landlords are not a Charity for people who think they are above paying for their accommodation. This attitude seems to be 'a Labour state of mind' like Labour's Cllr McQuirk refusing to pay her Council Tax, or your Mr Dismal who deliberately stole funds from the Public Purse (yours and my money) because he hoped no one would notice if he claimed for 2 homes while at the same time, inflating his own expenses. If you want him as an MP then BAPS must condone dishonesty. BTW why is Andrew Dismore no longer the Lawyer he trained many years to become?? A more lucrative profession than fiddling expenses!
Tirza also said
“He’s milking it by overcharging poor, helpless tenants. There’s no justification for it. It’s just plain unfair..............
...FYI - Cllr Rayner provides homes for people who are unable to provide for themselves or their families. I was once a neighbour of one of Cllr Rayner's tenants - they had nothing but good things to say about him, even when they couldn't afford the rent - needing housing benefit for other things - he allowed them time to catch up. Which is great, but what about the Landlord's bills/mortgage on the property. Another family who left area got back in touch with Cllr Rayner when they returned to London hoping to rent from him again.

“Finally Tirza stated ...'At a time where there’s a lot of uncertainty about housing – this shouldn’t be allowed to happen.” ......... What UNCERTAINTY? Every family being rehoused will be placed in a home suitable for their requirements including schools, disability etc. A lot
of dated council property is finally being updated (under Tories) or rebuilt for the community's benefit. Perhaps BAPS is running scared - wont be able to grab quite so much for free - that's the only UNCERTAINTY!
I can assure you if all Landlords were as considerate as Cllr Rayner we'd all be out of pocket - Tirza's tirade has further convinced me to stay away from trying to help the less fortunate!
Tirza Waissel, organised a demo recently calling for Cllr Rayner to stand down as Mayor - with her band of BAPS Cronies outside Hendon Town - TIRZA said.... Cllr Rayner is meant to be the face of our community, and he’s totally abused his power!...... Hello Tirza! there are thousands of Landlords in the Borough, of which I am one, many of us wouldn't dream of renting to Social Housing Tenants, because tenants often decide to use housing benefit for anything but the rent. Any rent Cllr Rayner receives is not Housing Benefit as you quaintly put it - its rental INCOME. FYI Landlords are not a Charity for people who think they are above paying for their accommodation. This attitude seems to be 'a Labour state of mind' like Labour's Cllr McQuirk refusing to pay her Council Tax, or your Mr Dismal who deliberately stole funds from the Public Purse (yours and my money) because he hoped no one would notice if he claimed for 2 homes while at the same time, inflating his own expenses. If you want him as an MP then BAPS must condone dishonesty. BTW why is Andrew Dismore no longer the Lawyer he trained many years to become?? A more lucrative profession than fiddling expenses! Tirza also said “He’s milking it by overcharging poor, helpless tenants. There’s no justification for it. It’s just plain unfair.............. ...FYI - Cllr Rayner provides homes for people who are unable to provide for themselves or their families. I was once a neighbour of one of Cllr Rayner's tenants - they had nothing but good things to say about him, even when they couldn't afford the rent - needing housing benefit for other things - he allowed them time to catch up. Which is great, but what about the Landlord's bills/mortgage on the property. Another family who left area got back in touch with Cllr Rayner when they returned to London hoping to rent from him again. “Finally Tirza stated ...'At a time where there’s a lot of uncertainty about housing – this shouldn’t be allowed to happen.” ......... What UNCERTAINTY? Every family being rehoused will be placed in a home suitable for their requirements including schools, disability etc. A lot of dated council property is finally being updated (under Tories) or rebuilt for the community's benefit. Perhaps BAPS is running scared - wont be able to grab quite so much for free - that's the only UNCERTAINTY! I can assure you if all Landlords were as considerate as Cllr Rayner we'd all be out of pocket - Tirza's tirade has further convinced me to stay away from trying to help the less fortunate! Mrs Nasty
  • Score: 2
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