Anorak | Dale Farm: Dirty Gypsies Are Jewish Settlers Occupying Luton

Dale Farm: Dirty Gypsies Are Jewish Settlers Occupying Luton

by | 21st, September 2011

DALE Farm : Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the non-travelling Essex travellers in the news:

The Sun : “Dale Farm gypsies start up ‘illegal’ new site”

A neighbour said: “I used to look out of my bedroom window and see a beautiful park. Now it’s caravans. I’m sure the gypsies won’t cause trouble. Let’s hope it stays that way.”

No trouble, then. But good of the Sun to feature a quote that there might be.

Daily Mail :

Caravans from Dale Farm travellers’ site have upped sticks and set up an illegal camp 55 miles away leading residents to fear that many more are on their way.


Around 20 families have moved from Essex to Stockwood Park, close to Luton in Bedfordshire, after gaining access to a 100 hectare piece of land. Those who stayed at Dale Farm, where travellers have been in a 10-year battle with Basildon Council, were given a last-minute reprieve from the High Court after a judge ruled that the proposed measures ‘may go further’ than the terms of the enforcement notices.

One of the travellers at the site said there were another 40 caravans on their way as people in Luton feared there would be a similar situation to that in Essex.

How.The travellers do not own Stockwood Park. In Dale Farm, they own the site but have been refused permission to build on all of it. They are not squatters.

The Mail describes Dale Farm as strewn with mobile homes “.

The Sun has news that involves Tony Blair:

THE leader of the anti-eviction protest at Dale Farm went to school with the children of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, The Sun can reveal. Jake Fulton, 22, is the son of two respected academics — and studied at Cambridge University.

While you marvel at how a bright lad can support the travellers, the Bucks Free Press looks at local camps sites:

COMPLAINTS from angry residents have poured in to a council after plans for a travellers’ site in Chalfont St Giles were submitted.

Villagers fear the site, next to Misbourne Farm, could become another Dale Farm’ the illegal Essex travellers’ site currently at the centre of an eviction battle with authorities. Many residents have objected to the development on the grounds it is in Green Belt land, because of the impact on school places and they raised fears slow moving vehicles exiting the site would be dangerous for fast cars on the A413.

Residents Pauline and Paul Schurer said in a letter to Chiltern District Council: “What is going to prevent the site increasing to such an extent, possibly over a short period of time, to replicate that at Dale Farm in Essex? We have seen the recent adverse and costly eviction involved and we would want to avoid such a situation which no doubt would also be the feeling of the local council.” Another villager, John Denyer, said: “The site will end up an eyesore, with rubbish left in adjacent properties and also ending up in the river. I believe this site, if allowed, would have a major detrimental impact on the local environment and would be a disaster for the River Misbourne and the wildlife therein.”

Those dirty gypsies, eh. Tsk!

And Lisa Mayhew said: “A travellers’ site does not have to adhere to regulations or restrictions that are applied to businesses. The authorities would be virtually powerless to apply any restraint to any anti-social activities that may arise.”

Lou, voice of the Express & Star , puts things in perspective:

National treasure Sir Cliff Richard was forced to demolish a conservatory that he had erected at his home because it breached planning laws – and we know the Dale Farm residents have been driving a cart and horses through that legislation so now have to pay the price.

Menwhile over at Dale Farm, the PA reports:

Travellers at the UK’s largest illegal site are due to start clearing barricades blocking access to the site, in line with a court order.
Residents of Dale Farm in Essex won an 11th-hour court injunction on Monday preventing the clearance of 51 unauthorised plots until Friday. The court injunction required Basildon Council to give a plot-by-plot breakdown of how they plan to clear Dale Farm in Essex. But the authority wanted residents to stop blocking access to the site and to discourage non-travellers from protesting.

The travellers have said they and their supporters will work together to move barricades blocking access to the site, allowing families to bring their trailers back on to their plots, and to allow access for emergency vehicles, but they said they would oppose any attempt at entry by bailiffs.

Yep, travellers comply with the law.

The Belfast’ Telegraph’s Eamonn McCann sees racism:

Resident Michelle McCarthy said: “With this court ruling we’re finally hopeful that common sense will prevail, so we’re moving our caravans back into Dale Farm. We’re reasonable people and we urge the council to find a way that we can continue to live in peace as community.

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