ONN: Who is bankrolling Mike Freer MPs attack on squatting?
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Sun Dec 1 23:31:59 GMT 2013
Who is sponsoring Mike Freers vendetta on squatting?
Mike Freer is the MP at the centre of
Squatters invited him to engage in a meeting.
Afterwards, he unwittingly hit return and sent a
message about what he thought of the invitation
he sent this back to the squatters. It was meant for a Conservative colleague.
starts with with response to the request to
engage in a democratic discussion. Err no. The
email went on to call the squatters numb-nuts,
and the polices actions daft.
This disrespect for the democratic process
deepens further, when you consider his campaign
funding and vendetta against squatting. Along
with Mike Weatherley, he has pushed for it to be
a criminal offence to recycle an empty residential property.
Money a research tool to see who is funding the
Conservatives shows Mike Freer has accepted
money thousands of pounds from four property
developers and investors in housing.
Properties donated £25,000 to Mr Freer, they are
luxury apartment developers based in Finchley
(North London). They are owned by
Neel Harshad Khiroya,
Lakeside Developments Ltd donated £5,000, they
are an estate agent based in Clerkenwell,
They co directors
David and Barbara Glass.
Properties Limited donated £10,000.00, they are
estate agents based in the Harrow, West London.
Their owners are listed as Grosvenor Financial
Nominees Limited, and
and Brian Comer. The two brothers were rated 11th
in their native Irelands rich list, for their
international multi-million dollar property empire worth over 375 million.
<http://www.sunmark.co.uk/>Sun Mark Ltd donated
£1,962.13. This company based in Greenford, West
London.Their chairman, Dr. Rami Ranger MBE
business interests include property development,
and is ranked 785th on the UK rich list (2012).
In Britain, it is estimated by the
Homes Agency that there is 1,290,000 empty
dwelling or unused commercial properties with potential to become a home.
Empty properties serve as assets for the
financial elites, and benefits landlords and
property developers. The reduction in supply
pushes house and rent prices higher this
explains why they want to criminalise squatting.
In contrast, keeping properties empty worsens
Britains housing crisis, also the increased cost
of houses deepens social inequality and worsens poverty.
While the new squatting laws making it a crime
to squat in empty residential building is
expected to kill more people this winter. In
Gauntlett was the first person known to die directly from Section 144.
This pattern of political donation some may
call bribes is repeated by the other key MP
attempting to criminalise squatting Mike Weatherley.
Parliamentary records show that Mr Weatherley has
been supported by political donations from the
following property tycoons, investor and multi-millionaires: -
Ray Bloom: £1,797.07 and
Stewart Newton: £12,000 and
Sir Tim Sainsbury: £2,500.
Mr Weatherley, was also given money prior to
winning his election in Hove that is detailed by
the research resource
money. This details how he has received over
£150,000 in political donations including from
property investors Hambrook Estate Limited, as
well as the property investors the Lewis Trust
Group Ltd: £2,000, Elitist United and Cecil Club
and Winston Churchill Dining Clubs and
Millionaire property trader Mike Holland and developer John D Regan.
This cash has meant that Mike Weatherley has
combined with landlord lobbyists to campaign for
anti-squatting laws. These two people and their
organisations: show what the cause Weatherley is being paid to stand up for.
(This article (about Weatherley) was originally
published on Steve Rushton Writing & Research.)
- See more at: http://occupynewsnetwork.co.uk/?p=6406
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