Date: 20th November 2017 at 11:23am
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Cllr Alan Strickland, the Executive Member for Housing, Planning and Regeneration has withdrawn from reselection as a Labour candidate for Noel Park Ward in Haringey, for the Borough elections next May. The Noel Park selection meeting is set to take place this evening (Monday, 20th November)
The opposition to the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV) has chalked up another success. This is a huge boost to campaigners who have argued, organised, and lobbied against the HDV. Tenants, home owners, Councillors and social justice campaigners have worked together on this issue.
Before the re-selections, Haringey’s Labour Councillors supported the HDV by around 30 members to 19.
There have already been several gains for the anti-HDV side during the reselection process, including the deselection of the Chief Whip, Cllr Lorna Reith. We are now on course for a slate of Labour council candidates, the majority of whom oppose the HDV.
The HDV plans are based on the demolition of council housing estates, and driving up market house prices and rents. More than 5,000 working class homes are at risk of demolition.
Those with lower income and lower savings would be priced out of the area. Campaigners say that this is completely unacceptable.
This latest news is a huge blow to the developer Lendlease, which had hoped to set up the HDV as a 50-50 joint venture with Haringey Council.
The Judge is presently considering his verdict on the campaigners’ application for a Judicial Review of the Council’s decision to set up the HDV. The case was heard at the Royal Courts of Justice last month.
The news is a boost for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who in his speech at this year’s Labour Party Conference damned many so-called regeneration schemes as ‘forced gentrification and social cleansing’.
Corbyn said that residents should be offered a new home on the same estate at the same rent, and that Council should have to win a yes/no ballot of residents, before any demolitions take place.
Following Corbyn’s speech, Haringey was the rogue council which was the first to speak out against votes for residents.
Haringey also moves tenants off decant estates permanently. Right to Return means Right to Leave – see the evidence here.

“Let us now make social cleansing history! Let us demand public funding for more and better council housing, improved management of our existing estates, and proper investment in homes and communities”

Anti-demolition campaigner Paul Burnham.

  • Frontwheel 2 November 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    local authorities would have to be able to borrow to build council houses(according to the politics show BBC2 today)which they would not be allowed to do at present.How about when council houses are finally built a not allowed to buy order,for lets say 30 years(off the top of my head)become law.

  • Melcyid November 20, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Corbyn is a gooner he wants the area

    • Melcyid November 20, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      As does the mayor

  • Melcyid November 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Levy has missed atrick here.if you are a local resident the whole family must buy a discounted season ticket.if not you get turfed out the borough.

  • AccringtonSpurs November 20, 2017 at 1:50 pm
  • Hartley November 20, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Have I took a wrong turn?

    • Harry Hotspur November 20, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      You can take some time off it helps?

  • East Stand November 20, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    And have an immigration policy that doesn’t ramp up housing demand, affordability and make supply ever decreasing.

    These are the things that drive the housing market so hard and puts even more pressure on social housing.

    Last time I looked Corbyn’s Labour didn’t even have an immigration policy. Oh sorry they do, it’s encourage more of it.

    Same old hard left posturing and ignoring of the facts they aren’t comfortable with or doesn’t fit their ideology. Yawn…

    • Yiddo November 20, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Corbyn will be the death of the country. Only England could create a situation that will potentially allow him the opportunity. Frightening

      • East Stand November 20, 2017 at 2:42 pm

        What we have seen of him is the presentable watered down version.

        I respect his opinions, there is clearly a growing gap between the 1% and everyone else, each to their own but he would ruin our economy.

        He’s a vengeful middle class Marxist, end of story…

  • Yiddo November 20, 2017 at 12:44 pm
    • David Dillenberg November 20, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      In the 60s I recall attending a Spanish Bull Fight seeing the great El Cordobes strut his stuff in Madrid just saying.

    • Freund or Foe November 20, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Seems fair dinkum to me.

  • Andreas November 20, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Many other parts of London have been redeveloped ,Stratford and the east end etc. Walthamstow is also being redeveloped, do any of you know if any residents were re housed at the same rents and estates they lived in ?? Developers are in the business of profit. If the council are in partnership with lendlease, then surely the council can help re house the residents in the New properties at the same rent and get lendlease to contribute a certain amount of homes .They will of course have to put up council tax for everyone in Haringey to help with costs.

    • ronwol196061 November 20, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      This makes sense. In Canada what they do often is when they are selling government property they have the developers put back some money and build things like parks etc for the people. Maybe they could go further. But ulimately people have to be responsible too

      • Andreas November 20, 2017 at 12:40 pm

        What will happen to the area if re development of homes doesn’t go ahead. People already say how much of a rough area it is because no money has been spent on the area. Now there’s a chance and people are moaning about some company making money. Leave it as is, and in twenty years time the residents will want to leave because it will be the only area un developed. Get lendlease to contribute more,let them make money otherwise the area will truly be a gutter. Why shouldn’t residents have a more pleasant area to reside in. There is nothing wrong with improvement.

        • caveman November 20, 2017 at 12:42 pm

          A bit of justified ethnic cleansing, eh.

          • Andreas November 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

            House is that ethnic cleansing? Are you saying the area should not be improved and have residents return to better homes?

        • Fenris November 22, 2017 at 6:38 pm

          The council failed to make developers contribute to the local fund for infrastructure when Hale Village was built. A smalltime house builder contributes tens of thousands per property, why should a massive corporation be exempt?

  • caveman November 20, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Good, hope Landlease go out of business. Money grabbing cunting capitalists with ‘not a thought’ for disadvantaged people.

    • Yiddo November 20, 2017 at 11:49 am

      Capitalism is the slightly lesser of two evils. It is incumbent upon all of us to support those in need, but by equal measure we cannot coerce others into doing the same. Greed is evil, so is entitlement.

      • ronwol196061 November 20, 2017 at 11:54 am

        The problem is the block thinking that everyone has. Its either left or right,for the workers or for business. Its the way the world has been fucked up forever. There are other ways but people are stuck in block thinking forever because they cant see the bigger picture.
        Society is for all the people. Its also not an even situation and shouldnt be. everybody should have a chance.But everyone should take responsibility. We are too far down the road of selfishness that things cant be worked out logically for all because there are too many blind people

        • Freund or Foe November 20, 2017 at 11:59 am

          • ronwol196061 November 20, 2017 at 12:09 pm

            Its the problem. The path of the least resistant. Everyone wants to take world class photos but just wants to click

        • Yiddo November 20, 2017 at 12:18 pm

          I agree, almost completely. Everyone should be given a chance is not realistic. Some people are born stupid, some intelligent. Some rich, some poor. A developmentally retarded person doesn’t get the same chance to become a neurosurgeon. Opportunities must be given, yes, but they must be taken. For every person on benefits there are three who are scrounging off your hard earned money. I give charity, but paying tax is the ultimate charity. If I work my ass off, it’s primarily to provide for my family. That includes luxuries that I don’t need, because that’s the life my decisions have allowed me to have. For someone to tap me on the shoulder and fell me I owe him the money I made because he doesn’t have a job, it’s wrong. Charity is necessary but it is a choice.

        • Yiddo November 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm

          The world has and always will be fucked because of the people at the top. The difference between the feudal system and capitalism is that there is no one stopping you from becoming rich. It may be fucking hard, and unfair, and brutally cruel, but if you work, you get money.
          Socialism tells you that you have no right to earn hard. You must work hard, but you ain’t going to reap the rewards. That’s not a world I want to live in.

          • ronwol196061🇨🇦 November 20, 2017 at 3:56 pm

            I agree with both of thise posts Yiddo!

          • Fenris November 22, 2017 at 9:15 pm

            What if you can’t work?

      • Fenris November 22, 2017 at 9:19 pm

        So e.g. children are evil?

  • ronwol196061 November 20, 2017 at 11:36 am

    What rot.Can we just focus on the next game. We focused on the title and look where that got us.Thats why our heads are in the fucking clouds

    • Camus November 20, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Agreed, Ron. He needs to shut it. At best he should be saying “We’re very disappointed – we must put it right this week and at the weekend.” No one should be mentioning long-term targets for the end of the season at this stage.

    • Yiddo November 20, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Shoot for the moon, end up among the debris of the other biplanes that tried…

  • ronwol196061 November 20, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Whats the point of having a new house when ybe honest about what happened tou cant boil a pot of water? People? No Im talking about Tottenham.
    No point in building houses when people dont have their heads screwed on right.Im talking about Tottenham.No point in building the stadium when the team approaches a game like the last one in a fucking daze. And the manager cant even be honest in his assessment of the game. Its better he just said he fucked up and they fucked up. believe me that wouldnt even be enough but if you want to get things right you may as well start with the truth

    • ronwol196061 November 20, 2017 at 11:34 am

      The curser jumped at the begiing,its wasnt even Ronglish but you can get the gist,cant you?

      • Camus November 20, 2017 at 11:38 am

        I didn’t see the game, Ron, but it sounds like we just weren’t set up right and players weren’t up for the fight (or were over-trained.) Poch had the international break to prepare – I don’t understand how he was found wanting in the tactics and team set-up department. You just know Wenger had his lads up for it – he always does. They approach a match with us pretty much like West Ham do. Why did we go all flaky for this one?

        • ronwol196061 November 20, 2017 at 11:50 am

          if we were overtrained you would think we would have been fighting for 20 minutes and then petered out. We were overrun from the off. Davies for instance not only many mistakes but didnt do anything that wasnt a mistake. Tripper was like piss water on the right,Dele had his worse game ever and Eriksen created shit.
          Really we couldnt get any flow at all going. Dembele wasnt bad relatively speaking in the first half. Davinson was cool and collected throughout and wasnt shaken by the Arse attacks though there wasnt anyone helping out. It was a sham. And therew as Poch after the game making up stories.

          • Camus November 20, 2017 at 11:55 am

            I’d be worried about tomorrow now. Dortmund will have something to prove after we beat them last time.

            • ronwol196061 November 20, 2017 at 12:05 pm

              It doesnt matter to me what is important is to get back to some coherent footie.
              And you cant sell with us. Its a crap shoot.That talking about what they do and what they are going to do.But they keep surprising us. When we thing theyve got it right they do the opposite and same when theyve got it wrong they come back and do something good.

              Personally I think they dont take any fucking control. They leave it to the opposition to dictate how the games will go. Lok at Eriksen and see what he decides.Go for it or hold back.Its like our team

        • Andreas November 20, 2017 at 11:50 am

          Arse, West ham and chelski always do their up most to beat us. We sometimes get ready for them but Saturday we were shocking. Why are people surprised we screwed up, it’s spurs. We were mentally unprepared, physically weak, we played into their hands and they took advantage. We also hope that ref Dean doesn’t have to prove that he doesn’t favour spurs anymore for his two displays against us this season . Their goals were off side, whether it’s one foot or half a mile off side, it’s off side. The ref should not be used as an excuse for our display ,our players were a bunch of pansies.

          • ronwol196061 November 20, 2017 at 11:56 am

            I agree with everything except the offsides. You play the high line at your risk,relying on a fallible linesman.Its the way it is.Its the percentages. Arsenal attacked a lot they will get a few breaks

      • Harry Hotspur November 20, 2017 at 11:58 am

        You use a cursor?!

        • ronwol196061 November 20, 2017 at 11:59 am

          I fucking Do. I bought a curser from Amazon fucking dot come and cant stop fucking cursing

          • ronwol196061 November 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm

            wait..come to think of it I think its the game.