Update on the Grant Murphy saga

I just wrote the following (below), with a cc to Amberley AND to Gerald VJ of who my hacker has indicated that he is Murphy’s “man at the council”. Is he? It was also the hacker who gave me the info on Murphy’s legal adviser; see also this and other web pages. That info was certainly correct. But then, hackers can play their own games, too, he’s also been deleting files on my computers among other kinds of mischief and I do not know who the hacker is.

I know that the local LibDems made a lot of noise about the Queens Hotel. That is owned by a consortium led by Yeganeh with whom Murphy often cooperates. That would seem to indicate that GVJ is not Murphy’s “man at the council” then. But Yeganeh is based in Southampton, I think. Certainly not in Portsmouth. I stumbled upon Yeganeh years ago when I looked into who owned the former Havana Club in Southsea. (It is still standing empty.) That was when I also looked into The Contented Pig, met with Laly and attended a meeting of the Planning Committee. I considered meeting with Yeganeh next. 

Have the local LibDems ever protested against anything that was spearheaded by Murphy, while the LibDems were led by GVJ? I know that there was a lot of noise about the Pier and I know that Murphy has some involvement in that, but it changed hands a few times.

(I wrote the above off the top of my head, without any internet searches into the matter, other than the links that I added about Lancaster, which I already knew about.)

Sorry Gerald. You do seem a nice man. But scrutiny should not be a dirty word, and it is, in Portsmouth. And when we met, in 2019, and you said that you had never met Murphy, I thought “that would be rather stupid”. I could not picture myself leading a city council and having no idea who the local real estate people are and never having met with them. 

Why am I doing this, pushing for the locks in the front building to be upgraded, for example? Well, Murphy’s been trying to kick me out for several years and it now very much looks like he has tried to get me to leave in other ways for many more years. So I am not worried about ticking him off so I might as well use my lack of class awareness to push a few improvements through. Do I want to leave? Of course! But in a way, Murphy won’t let me, paradoxically enough.

(And that is why I am also pushing through some changes of my own, for my own sake, so that I can start making a living again, in spite of Mr Murphy apparently disliking the idea that I support myself and me not knowing my place. I have just upgraded a lock on my door after previous improvements did not have the desired effect. I’ve now spent a total of about £206 on that door and that excludes the costs of a lock that I had purchased elsewhere for a different – but related – reason and the cost of a motion-activated camera that I hid but that I couldn’t get to trigger.)

The good thing for me about cancelling today’s appointment is that I do not have to worry about accidentally passing on the corona virus. (I am slightly under the weather and slept till 9 on two consecutive days. It would be nothing to be concerned about, normally. I think it’s my usual sinus issues; I’ve had them since my teenage years and spending as much time indoors as most of us are doing right now does not help and even tends to trigger them and the cold weather that we had may not have helped either. I have plenty of NeilMed saline sinus rinse that I purchased many years ago and it helps.)

 
Consider today’s appointment cancelled

Dear Mr Murphy,

No, it’s not because I consider myself ill with covid.
 
I did not hear back from you other than to say that you would not be here. I did not hear back to my recent letter either – and it has been very unusual for you to reply to letters in the first place which made me wonder if your messages might be spoofed – so I decided to cancel the appointment and not waste the time of Amberley Security.

I already made an appointment with you about issues at the building back in 2016 to which you did not show up either, after all.
 
You Sir, are a disgrace. Tenants are human beings, not rats or some lesser kind of human being. According to Google Maps, you live behind a wall and still have three security cameras on the wall of your house behind that wall, while we have to live with locks that do not work and tenants are often forced to leave the door to the front building open because the door won’t close. When the lock to the back door jams, it means that nobody can get in. Does it also mean that nobody can get out?

You have forced me to live in poverty for a long time and instead of addressing the problems with the buildings so that I can support myself the way I could in Southampton and Amsterdam, you tell me to apply for more benefits!
 
I do not have the expertise to tell you what is wrong with the locks and I would just get told again that WD40 will fix the problem. That is why I wanted an expert to be present but what I did not want to do is waste their time.

Sorry, Amberley.

Have a good day.

Angelina Souren

3 thoughts on “Update on the Grant Murphy saga

  1. I used to be on the LibDem mailing list until the day came when they made blatantly clear that they have zero interest in non-Brits who live in Portsmouth when they asked me how I had voted in the Brexit referendum. Non-Brits could not vote in that referendum. I find it hard to believe that politicians wouldn’t have been aware of that.

    Ordinary citizens? That’s a different story. When I was living in the US, I ran into Americans who believed that I didn’t pay taxes and didn’t have to file a tax return. I don’t know why they thought that, but it was not accurate. But people whose profession it was to know about such things knew better.

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  2. Okay. it looks like Yeganeh has at times lived in Portsmouth. What I remember from 2012 or thereabouts was that he had just completed or started a project in, I think, Bournemouth. I think it was condominiums. And I seem to remember that he had claimed that he had the feeling that he was being discriminated against or something along those lines. Was perceived as an outsider. I tracked down his office address at the time. It was not in Portsmouth. Off the top of my head, I think it was in Southampton and I think I saw that his daughter had an important role in the company as well. (Or was it his wife? I think it was his daughter.)

    It is damn hard to get a good impression of how developers really operate on the basis of a few newspaper articles. They operate in “stealth mode” to a large degree.

    https://www.casemine.com/judgement/uk/5a8ff70d60d03e7f57ea6ce1

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    • Why I looked into people like Yeganeh? There is no need for my science background in Portsmouth, is there? But with so much misery and poverty, there is a need for jobs and for structures that bring people together and support them. And way too many great buildings had been standing empty for years and many were being demolished. So I wrote a business plan, including footfall counts etc. I contacted Laly, who liked the plan, said it was a good plan, and offered me a year free of rent. But I needed more. I had hoped that he would be willing/able to invest time and money himself. (He’d already been approached by Tesco, but he’d turned Tesco down and then regretted it.)

      (I mentioned some of this to David Lancaster at the time.)

      But you can’t do ANYTHING in Portsmouth if you are not part of that Pompey born and bred or whatever in-crowd, can you?

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