Price & Ors v. Leeds City Council [2005] EWCA Civ 289; Corruption in Public office; expropriate: Take out of the owner’s hands, esp. for one’s own use. If a public authority unlawfully takes private land for public use or benefit it may be complex conspiracy to defraud, an overt criminal activity, according to UK Fraud Act 2006 ─ When acts of bad faith occur behind the closed doors of public office the evil thrives; few want to face the wrath of Pandora’s box, be a whistleblower. ─ The elderly farmers of the Culm Valley, Devon were not alone:

Martha Boneta is an example of land owner bullying and corruption by civil servants in the USA that matches DEFRA, Planning Inspectorate, British Horse Society (BHS) and Devon County Council’s bias expropriations – overt complex conspiracies to defraud the innocent within the United Kingdom; Martha’s story:

“..we had actually put up handmade signs on the farm; and in fact one of the elected officials referred to them as ‘akin to gypsy signs’ because they were handmade, and the county said that we needed to replace them; and we ended up having to spend a lot of money to put professionally made signs on our farm to advertise. We discovered that our neighbour had sent a picture* of an abused horse, and had sent it to ‘Animal Control, the Sheriff’s Department’, and anybody that would hear her alleging that this was my horse – on my property; ..Animal Control did come to the farm, there was no issue … ”

[Other (fabricated) issues escalated from the local government authorities. *The ‘photograph’ eventually sent was an image taken from an Australian animal husbandry website called – according to the information contained within this video.]

“… land use laws; it started out as a good thing, as you want local control over local issues – but you have people in county government who have all this power, and no checks on their power, of course they are gonna abuse their … ”            [Mark Fitzgibbons, Attorney.]


“..Ultimately this is about power, who has it, and who does not; originally, and this is typpic [sic] conjecture on my part;

..they thought that simply by bullying her a little bit, they could get her to knuckle-under, and get that property which she had restored into someone else’s hands; Martha would have simply regulated out of existence, and have no alternative in the end but to sell the property that she dearly loved and she wanted to keep.” [No name/title of the man making this statement appears within the video.] …

(Martha) “My family didn’t realize, we had no idea, what was going on behind closed doors; we did not know that there was this force with the intention of forcing us off the farm; we had no idea. We thrive by lifting others up, ..not by pushing them down. … we can make a difference, no matter how many times the government tries to shut you down, to just to have the faith and the courage and the hope just to keep going. … .”


[Resuming (UK)] can infer that the above situation is similarly akin, identical, to the bad faith and corruption caused by the likes of Hilary Benn MP (Hilary Benn Act, UK) as a communist agitator he endorses, is an inciter of public trespassing over small UK farms, [did so during the Labour Party Conference in Sept 2009] but not on his own backyard, his Wolf’s lair Essex:

..signs outside the imposing house on the Blackwater estuary in Essex clearly state “no public footpath”, “private garden” and “please do not trespass”. -the immediate above newspaper article clearly correlates to the period that Hilary Benn MP was Secretary of State DEFRA, a political contrived departmental change in 2001 from what was MAFF; necessary ‘?’ to facilitate any departmental changes: ‘the necessary political machinery of administering a vast complex conspiracy to defraud’.

The following is copied from the Daily Telegraph article:

By Charles Clover, Environment Editor

12:01AM GMT 09 Feb 2008

He is the Environment Secretary who has promised to open up England’s coastline to walkers.

But Hilary Benn today finds himself embroiled in a row with ramblers after it emerged that there is no coastal footpath in front of his historic family home.

Instead, signs outside the imposing house on the Blackwater estuary in Essex clearly state “no public footpath”, “private garden” and “please do not trespass”.

Ramblers can walk along the foreshore at low tide, but they have criticised Mr Benn over the absence of access along a mile of sea wall that includes the estuary frontage at Stansgate Abbey Farm, the country home of his father, Tony.

Locals say the property, bought by the minister’s grandfather, William Wedgwood Benn, later the first Viscount Stansgate, is one of only a handful of sites between the Thames and the Wash with no coastal footpath.

The minister also stands accused of a potential conflict of interest, because his department is set to have the power to force such rights of way on landowners.

If proposals put forward by Mr Benn last year become law, his father will have to open a path along the section of the coastline which runs past the property. Should the veteran socialist refuse, it would be his son’s job to enforce an access agreement on him.

However, Mr Benn’s department is still drafting the rules, and could establish that the sea wall is part of a private garden rather than public land. This would allow his father to keep walkers away from the property.

Last night Peter Ainsworth, the Tory environment spokesman, raised concerns about Mr Benn’s position.

He said: “It’s odd that a socialist dynasty should be so keen on protecting its private property.

“Hilary Benn would appear to have a clear conflict of interest between his policy and his father’s wish to protect his privacy. I have always believed in respecting private property but if we must have a new law – which many believe is an abuse of private property – then it is vital that it is based on objective criteria and not on the interests of the Benn family.”

Jules Pretty, a professor at Essex University who is writing a book about walking the East Anglian coast, said: “Almost every part of the coast from under the M25 at Thurrock to Kings Lynn is accessible – the sea walls, river walls, saltings, sand dunes and beaches. On the Blackwater, one of the most beautiful parts of Essex, I came upon a barrier.

“I was told I would have to walk around a part of the north shore of the Dengie peninsula. Here, strangely, the footpath diverts from the seawall, and comes inland along a southerly road, which then switches back to the coast.

“It was a surprise to me that a remote part of the Blackwater should be wholly closed off to public access.”

Proposals to be included in a draft Marine Bill later in this Parliamentary session will set out in detail how exemptions to the general right of access to the coastal strip might be given to areas of private garden and private beach, or hotels which open straight on to the shore.

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is campaigning for compensation for those who suffer a loss in capital value as a result of the proposals.

Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, the president of the CLA, said it was a “great irony” that the Benn family had a sea wall closed to the public.

“We would hope that the owners of the land would enter into a voluntary scheme with the local authority to allow people access… but we would not like to see it taken away without compensation,” he said.

Mr Benn insisted: “In implementing the legislation, Natural England will look at how to deal with the issue of coastal access where it involves people’s back gardens, hotels on the beachfront, etc. My father’s house and garden will be treated in exactly the same way as everyone else’s in the same situation.” His father said: “We will do whatever the legislation says.”


Hilary Ben PM or MP; the last thing the UK deserves is a communist educated land-grabbing socialist as its Prime Minister..

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