Putting Things Right – Perfick

I mentioned in a previous post that I had recently written to Sister Hutt about just some of what had happened to me at the hands of the NHS and Social Services in Wales when Sister Hutt was Welsh Gov’t Health Minister. I provided only an outline, having at the time complained to the North West Wales NHS Trust (who then managed the facilities concerned), the Gwynedd Community Health Council, the GMC and the North Wales Police, yet got nowhere, not even a full investigation into my complaint. Some years later, having finally received copies of my medical records that had been unlawfully withheld from me, I found documentation demonstrating a conspiracy and serious crime far greater than even I had suspected and as the harassment, intimidation and wrongful arrests continued, I wrote to Peter Hain, then Miranda’s Secretary of State for Wales, about matters. I am aware that a number of other people had experiences so bad with the NW Wales NHS Trust that they too wrote to Peter Hain. I did not receive an acknowledgement or a response of any sort from Peter Hain or anyone else.

This is the text of my e mail to Sister Hutt, sent on 24 Oct 2019:

Dear Ms Hutt
Can you please explain why, during your period of service as Health Minister for the Welsh Gov’t, I was: assaulted and injured by four NHS staff whilst detained in a locked ward in the Hergest Unit; denied access to the police to report the assault; arrested and charged myself for ‘threatening to kill’ Alun Davies, the manager of the Hergest Unit, him being in a meeting with your officials in your office when he made numerous calls to the police demanding that I be arrested because of the imminent threat to his life. At least eight NHS staff perjured themselves. The threats to kill charge was withdrawn on the first day of my trial.
 
While you were Health Minister, I was unlawfully denied access to my medical records. My lawyer subsequently obtained them by summoning the CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust before the High Court in Cardiff and among the 10,000 documents released is evidence of serious organised crime, including conspiracy, throughout my many years of dealing with the NHS in Wales and in other regions of the UK. There is also written confirmation that those who repeatedly sectioned me, including when you were Health Minister, were facilitating sexual assaults on patients.
 
None of my complaints were appropriately investigated at any time.
Should you wish to discuss this with me in person, I would welcome the opportunity, particularly as, so far, the GMC have refused to meet me. So I have had no explanation at all from anyone so far Jane.
 
After so many years of waiting for answers, I trust that you will reply to this e mail speedily.
regards,
Sally Baker

 

Some one hour after I sent the above message to Sister Hutt (using the e mail address for her supplied on her Welsh Gov’t webpage), I received this e mail from Vaughan Gething’s automated reply service:

Dear Sally Baker

This is a standard acknowledgement confirming receipt of your correspondence to the Welsh Government dated 24/10/2019, your reference . Our reference for this correspondence is TO/VG/08265/19.

Please note that if you have written to more than one Minister you will receive only one response.

We aim to respond to correspondence within 17 working days from the date it is received in the Welsh Government.  This means you should receive a response before 18/11/2019. We will respond via e-mail but it may not be from this e-mail address.

We scan paper correspondence, only retaining the electronic copy for the period stated in our privacy notice.  We retain original hard copies for a maximum of 3 months after we reply.  Anyone wishing to have their correspondence returned must inform us immediately upon receipt of this e-mail.

Where correspondence is part of an organised campaign we may only respond to the organiser and not to you direct.

Information about how the Welsh Government processes correspondence to Ministers can be found here: https://gov.wales/writing-ministers

And the Welsh Government privacy notice can be found here – https://gov.wales/welsh-government-privacy-notice

If you wish to contact us again for any reason, contact details can be found at https://gov.wales/writing-ministers

 

Yesterday I received the Official Reply to my e mail:

Dear Dr Baker,

Please see attached a response to your email of 24 October.

I also attach a copy of the Putting Things Right leaflet for your information.

Kind Regards

Micaela

Micaela Woodhead

Busnes Llywodraeth a Corfforaethol/ Government and Corporate Business

Grŵp Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol/ Health and Social Services Group
Llywodraeth Cymru/Welsh Government

 

This was the text of the attached reply, which was dated 12 November 2019, from Grŵp Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol/Health and Social Services Group, Parc Cathays/Cathays Park,  Caerdydd/Cardiff, CF10 3NQ:

Ein cyf/Our ref TO/VG/08265/19

Sally Baker

baker.sally1@googlemail.com

Dear Dr Baker,

Thank you for your e-mail of 24 October to Jane Hutt AM regarding your alleged assault at the Hergest Mental Health Unit. Your correspondence has been passed to Vaughan Gething AM, as the Minister responsible for Health and Social Services and I have been asked to respond.

I was sorry to read about the situation you describe. However, I hope you will understand that neither the Minister nor his officials are able to intervene in an individual case or complaint as these are matters which must be dealt with by the medical providers responsible in this instance Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

I note from your email that you have previously contacted the health board to raise your concerns and you have taken the correct approach in contacting those involved in your care. The NHS operates a procedure for raising concerns which is managed independently. Therefore, if you remain dissatisfied with the reply from the health board, you may wish to raise your concerns through the ‘Putting Things Right’ process. I have attached a copy of the leaflet which explains the process in more detail.

You may also find it helpful to know a network of Community Health Councils (CHCs) exists in Wales. CHCs provide free, confidential advice and support to patients who have a complaint about NHS services. If you would like to discuss your concerns with the Betsi Cadwaladr CHC, you should contact Geoff Ryall-Harvey, the Chief Officer as follows:

Bangor Office Unit 11 Chestnut Court Parc Menai Bangor Gwynedd LL57 4FH Telephone: 01248 679284 Email: admin@waleschc.org.uk
Wrexham Office Unit 1B and 1D Wilkinson Business Park Clywedog Road South Wrexham LL13 9AE Telephone: 01978 356178 Email: admin@waleschc.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Peter Jones Deputy Director of Operations

 

Readers may like to read the leaflet ‘Putting Things Right’ and consider the contents of this leaflet in the context of the matters about which I e mailed Sister Hutt. However if they wish to scream with laughter and/or cry at the leaflet that is sent to NHS patients in Wales who have been on the receiving end of serious criminal activity on the part of NHS staff, they’ll have to ask the Welsh Gov’t for a copy, because it was sent to me in pdf form so I can’t copy and paste the contents and it won’t download and allow me to attach it to this blog post.

That’s a terrible shame because the leaflet is just wonderful. It would be flattering to describe it as having been written for primary children; most of the leaflet consists of Welsh Gov’t and NHS logos and the business part of the leaflet is a series of boxes filled with two or three sentences of large type, telling you to Discuss It With Your Doctor, the Health Board, or the CHC.

In smaller font at the end of the leaflet, the address of the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales is provided, but there is no guidance at all explaining the severe limitations of the Ombudsman’s role, his vast discretionary powers re refusing to investigate or the fact that he is the son-in-law of a couple on Anglesey who over decades have played a key role in the Services about which so many people are now raising concerns with the er Ombudsman.

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The FM of Wales at the time:

The FM’s SPAD for the NHS and Social Services at the time:

BBC News has reported today that although there is not a Welsh Assembly election looming, but a General Election and because Health is devolved in Wales, no-one in Dec 2019 will be voting for any politician who is responsible for the NHS in Wales, the NHS in Wales is a hot potato in this General Election and Westminster politicians are planning to descend upon Wales to Campaign. There are of course kith and kin of Westminster politicians and others with political influence outside of Wales in the Welsh Assembly and The Hague’s sister-in-law is (or was) the Chief Exec of the Welsh Assembly.

Step back from the barefaced lies Campaigners and take a long, hard look at the NHS in Wales. It is an absolute disgrace and the spectre of highly paid people from England who are not in any danger from the catastrophe that is the NHS in Wales fighting over How Many More Billions It Needs and Ooh that’s just to catch up after The Cuts (WHAT CUTS??? There haven’t been any Cuts to the NHS, look at the figures) is insulting to the many people in Wales who have now suffered – or watched their families and friends suffer – serious harm, only to be fobbed off with the stupidities exemplified in the responses to my attempted correspondence with Sister Hutt, to which Sister Hutt herself will not condescend to reply.

Not only are we getting more of ‘Holby City’ and ‘Casualty’ but the BBC have announced that they are resurrecting ‘The Darling Buds Of May’ after 30 years! Catherine Zeta-Jones everyone, the pretty one from Swansea!! Swansea!!! Catherine who married the famous Hollywood actor and is WELSH, WELSH, LOVES HER HOME COUNTRY although she has lived in the US for many years, ooh but her little boy is called Dylan, a WELSH name. Not that Welsh, I mean Dylan has to live in America, so he’s not called Prysor or Gwynfor or Gwyndaf or Goronwy, but Dylan, thus the Americans can say ‘Gee are you WELSH???’ rather than ‘WHAT did you say your name was??’ 

Swansea. Edwina Hart is part of the Swansea Mafia, Val Feld plaque.jpgEdwina who as Health Minister screwed up as badly as Sister Hutt when Gangsters came after me but just lied about it instead of refusing to communicate at all. Rhodri Morgan’s family have run Swansea University for generations and after a career of research fraud and running the Westminster Paedophile Ring at St George’s Hospital Medical School in London, in 2000 Bodger Chamberlain then took up a lecturing job at Swansea University and moved to the Gower. Oily’s dad Professor Dai has much to do with Swansea as well and ooh they’ve got the Richard Burton Centre there now… [That’s enough propaganda -Ed.]

What more do politicians need to remain deeply in denial re serious organised crime and the NHS? Perfick!

 

Devonshire Cream and Fudge

My posts ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’ and ‘This Is A Nightmare For All Of Us’ discussed Gwynne and Dafydd’s people trafficking friend Wendy Savage and her Brave Battle Against The Male Medical Establishment as well as some of those who Supported Wendy. One Top Doc who provided Expert Evidence in Defence Of Wendy was John McGarry, Consultant Obstetrician, North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple. John McGarry published a number of papers with his junior colleagues during the mid-1980s when Brave Wendy was Battling and his affiliation on those papers in indeed given as the North Devon Hospital, Barnstaple. However, John McGarry also published a few academic papers earlier in his career when he worked at a different hospital, precisely the University Hospital of Cardiff/Welsh National School of Medicine!See the source image

For example, in Dec 1972, McGarry published ‘A Community Study of Smoking in Pregnancy’ (co-authored with Joan Andrews) in the ‘British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’. Joan Andrews is described as a consultant obstetrician at St David’s Hospital, Cardiff and McGarry is described as a consultant obstetrician and a Lecturer in Obstetrics at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

In Jan 1973, McGarry published a paper on Monoamniotic Twin Pregnancy in the ‘International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’. McGarry’s affiliation was given as the Welsh National School of Medicine.See the source image

In July 1980, McGarry published again in the ‘British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’, with Pravin N. Kasan, on ‘Oral Contraception and Congenital Abnormalities’. Both authors gave their affiliations as the Welsh National School of Medicine.See the source image

Pravin Kasan seems to have emigrated to Australia and is working there, but then Brave Wendy has worked in the United States of America, Nigeria, Kenya and New Zealand. In New Zealand Brave Wendy set up an abortion service before the law was liberalised ie. performed illegal abortions, but that wasn’t the first time that Brave Wendy had done that.

The Welsh National School of Medicine (now known as Cardiff University School of Medicine) was and is responsible for upholding standards and training across the whole of Wales. In addition to rubber stamping Gwynne’s lobotomies and Dafydd’s Denbigh Dungeon, the Welsh National School of Medicine ignored the cartel of Top Docs across the whole of north Wales who ensured that no woman in the region could access an abortion on the NHS for virtually any reason, although any woman who paid would be referred on demand to a private abortionist in Chester, who was known to have put women’s lives in danger. This situation prevailed until the late 1980s. See ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive’.

The Welsh National School of Medicine knew that newborns were being abducted from women delivering at St David’s Hospital in Bangor (see ‘The BMA and It’s Ethics’); they knew that girls in care as young as 13 and 14 were becoming pregnant and naming staff of the children’s homes as the fathers of their babies and that those girls were being transported to secure units in south Wales and either ordered to have an abortion or remain in the secure unit for years or they never emerged with a baby yet no-one explained where the foetus/baby had gone; they knew that a sex abuse gang was in operation in north Wales facilitated by Top Docs; they knew that pysch patients in north Wales were becoming pregnant by Docs, including obstetricians in Ysbyty Gwynedd (see ‘Another Case Of Not Knowing?’); they knew that obs and gynae patients were being sexually assaulted by docs; they knew that none of these matters were being investigated despite numerous complaints; and they knew that the medical students at the Welsh National School of Medicine dreaded placements in north Wales because of what was happening there.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

John McGarry See the source imagewill also have known of his own notorious colleagues, including those working in obs/gynae, at the Welsh National College of Medicine, one obs/gynae of whom was so offensive, dangerous and out to lunch that he had the shortest waiting list in Cardiff because women simply refused to see him. McGarry will also have known of the eccentric old lady at the Welsh National School of Medicine called Mrs Walker who claimed to be running a fertility unit despite knowing nothing about the subject.See the source image

I am sure that McGarry also knew about the sex abuse ring that was operating within the Welsh National School of Medicine itself and targeted the more vulnerable students, George Thomas’s sexual offences against children See the source imageand that the flagship Welsh National School of Medicine/University Hospital at the Heath was built with money plundered by George Thomas from the NHS budget for Wales that had been allocated for facilities in the north and west of Wales by Prof Brian Abel-Smith, the DHSS adviser. The north and the west went without, but George Thomas was Secretary of State for Wales, the big Labour vote was in south Wales, so they got the flagship building and in return the Top Docs continued colluding with George Thomas. See ‘The Great Stink’.

John McGarry was holding a senior clinical post and a lecturing job at the Welsh National School of Medicine when Tony Francis was a medical student and then a junior doctor there…

Are these facts by any chance related Brave Wendy? I think we should be told. Not only did Brave Wendy’s 100% rigged Battle With the Male Medical Establishment begin in 1985 when her mate Ollie Brooke was under police investigation, when I had complained about Gwynne and Tony Francis  and when Mary Wynch won her appeal to the Master of the Rolls and received coverage in the London-based press, See the source image but Brave Wendy began her battle when I received an offer of a place at the Welsh National School of Medicine and when I was still friendly with Clare Cheek, with whom I had done A levels in Somerset who was a med student at Cardiff and was witnessing the most appalling things, including in obs and gynae…

One of Clare’s closest friends at school and at Bridgwater College was Rachel Crowhurst, who’s dad Donald Crowhurst was a small businessman in Bridgwater and was presumed to have died at sea sometime in July 1969, after entering the Sunday Times Golden Globe yacht race. The story was always that Rachel’s dad had been very over-ambitious in attempting to compete in this race, got into difficulties and thus just holed up in his boat sending misleading radio messages out re his location, duping everyone into believing that he was performing well in the race, circumnavigating the globe. Donald Crowhurst went down in British history as a Cheat and a Liar who tried to con people into believing that he was a better yachtsman than he was.

Many films, books etc have told Donald’s Story, with varying degrees of sympathy for him, ranging from portraying Donald as crazy, seriously ill, a conman or the victim of bigger names than him who were backing his entry in the Golden Globe race and used him ruthlessly. Some of the Donald Crowhurst outputs have been of an investigative journalism or detective story nature; Paul Foot was involved in one of them.

Donald’s body was never found, it was the log books left behind allegedly written by Donald that were used to declare that Donald Crowhurst sank into psychosis, suicidal depression and then suicide.

Donald had experienced a rather difficult life; he had been dressed as a girl as a child, he had a few failed business ventures behind him and he had been obliged to leave the RAF in 1956 for unclear reasons. Edward du Cann was elected as the MP for Taunton in 1956. Gwynne and Dafydd’s accomplices were big names in the RAF when Crowhurst was serving and then forced out.

The yacht in which Donald disappeared was built by Arthur Piver, (1910–68), a World War II pilot, amateur sailor, author, printshop owner and boatbuilder who lived in Mill Valley on San Francisco Bay and became “the father of the modern multihull.” Piver’s boats had a rather sorry track record; Donald Crowhurst was not the only person to disappear or die in one, Piver himself did, the year before Donald.

Donald Crowhurst was sponsored to enter the Golden Globe by entrepreneur Stanley Best and Donald hired Rodney Hallworth, a crime reporter for the Daily Mail and then the Daily Express, as his PR officer. Rodney Peterson Hallworth (3 June 1929-15 June 1985) was born in Stockport and died in Newton Abbot, Devon, just as I had the first big clash with Tony Francis and Francis alerted Keith Best, the Tory MP for Anglesey and Welsh Office minion, that I would be making a complaint. Anthony Eden’s son Nicholas Eden, a customer of Gwynne and Dafydd’s was dying from AIDS and had resigned from Thatch’s Gov’t in March 1985. Nicholas died in Aug 1985.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Hallworth most famously reported on the case of suspected serial killer Dr John Bodkin Adams in 1956. Hallworth was very close to the main investigating officer, Herbert Hannam, and twice during the investigation Hallworth himself was investigated: once for being discovered with a memorandum alleging a homosexual link between Adams, a local magistrate (Sir Roland Gwynne) and a local policeman; and a second time for leaking information to two MPs that the Attorney-General Reginald Manningham-Buller had handed a confidential police report to the BMA, who were organising Adams’ defence. Both times Hallworth was given a dressing-down but no more.

Harriet Harman’s dad Top Doc John Harman, who knew Gwynne and Dafydd, gave Expert Evidence for the defence at Bodkin Adams’s trial…

The Bodkin Adams case starred those we know and love from beginning to end, which suggests that not a lot ‘known’ about Donald Crowhurst’s demise may be true.

Hallworth later co-wrote a book about the Adams’ case, published in 1983 after Adams’ death. In it Hallworth accused the prosecuting Counsel of mismanaging the case, saying that Adams, who was acquitted, was in fact a murderer. Hallworth was not the only person who stated that Adams was a killer. Later Hallworth joined the rival Daily Express, hoping to replace Percy Hoskins as head crime reporter. However, Hoskins carried on in his position and Hallworth was left to “wither on the vine”.

Hallworth eventually left the Daily Express to become a publicist, representing, amongst others, Crowhurst. When Crowhurst disappeared, Hallworth flew to the Caribbean to collect Crowhurst’s logbooks, which he then sold to The Times for “a small fortune”. Mystic Mogg was Editor of ‘The Times’ when Hallworth flogged them Crowhurst’s alleged logbooks demonstrating his descent into madness and suicide…

Hallworth’s part in the affair brought him a lot of criticism, leading to his being called “money-grubbing” and “unscrupulous”. According to others who knew him, however, Hallworth was a “genial, rotund chap” who was “larger than life” ie. a drunken pillock.

Donald Crowhurst and his wife were Liberal Party activists – Donald was a Bridgwater Councillor for the Liberal Party – who lived in Bridgwater at a time when not only was Mr Thrope busy next door in Devon but some very unpleasant things were happening in small town life in Bridgwater.

There wasn’t just Edward du Cann, the Tory MP in Taunton, swindling people en masse while receiving protection from Tiny Rowland, Duncan Sandys, Peter Walker and other big City names, but Sir Gerald Wills, the Tory MP for Bridgwater since 1950 for whom my grandfather campaigned, died suddenly in office on 31 Oct 1969. Wills had held Gov’t posts in Eden and Macmillan’s Gov’ts, alongside Gwynne and Dafydd’s accomplices and those who knew Crowhurst when Crowhurst was in the RAF. Gerald Wills was a barrister who was a member of Middle Temple, as was Greville Janner, Patrick Mayhew, Ronnie Waterhouse and Patrick Jenkin, under whom Nicholas Eden was a Minister when he resigned from Thatch’s Gov’t in 1985.

Gerald Wills dying resulted in that major blot on the landscape Tom King Official portrait of Lord King of Bridgwater crop 2.jpgbecoming the Tory MP for Bridgwater on 12 March 1970. King had grown up in north Devon, attending St Michael’s School at Tawstock, near Barnstaple, until Rugby. After that King studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. In 1952 King was commissioned into the Somerset Light Infantry and also served in the King’s African Rifles.

When Brave Wendy’s mate McGarry formerly of the Welsh National School of Medicine was busying himself Top Doctoring at Barnstaple as well as giving Expert Evidence on behalf of Brave Wendy, Tom King was Secretary of State for N Ireland, a post he occupied from 3 Sept 1985 until 24 July 1989, having previously been Secretary of State for Employment, 16 Oct 1983-2 Sept 1985, in which role Sir Peter Morrison was King’s Minister of State.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

King was elected for Bridgwater when Grocer Heath was Tory Leader and Reginald Maudling was Deputy Leader. Reggie was a crook and famously had to resign as the Grocer’s Home Secretary in July 1972 when he was exposed in one crooked business scandal too many. At the time the Home Secretary was also responsible for N Ireland; Bloody Sunday occurred on Reggie’s watch. The Kincora Boys’ Home VIP paedophile ring was swinging when Reggie was Home Secretary and such efforts were made to conceal it that Reggie will have known. Kincora was linked to the Gang.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Dr Morris Fraser, the Belfast-based paedophile child psychiatrist, ‘treated’ boys at Kincora; after Fraser was convicted of sexual offences against a child, in the mid-1970s the GMC allowed him to continue practicing. Patrick Mayhew was the MDU barrister at the hearing. Harriet’s dad John Harman was President of the MDU at the time. Fraser later relocated to the mainland and worked at UCL and Springfield/St George’s Hospitals. During 1990 when I was working at St George’s and in 1991 when I was a patient at Springfield and the Gang repeatedly took me to the High Court and demanded my imprisonment on the basis of their perjury, they were represented by the MDU. Paddy Mayhew was the Attorney-General who approved the cases against me. See eg. ‘The Bitterest Pill’. The MDU and Mayhew knew that perjury was committed in every case.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Reggie Maudling was involved in exactly the same crooked businesses – those starring John Poulson and T. Dan Smith – directly connected to Gwynne and Dafydd’s ring as so many others were, but Reggie was sacrificed.

When Harold Macmillan had kicked Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates out of the Cabinet in the Night of the Long Knives in July 1962, Macmillan replaced Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate Chancellor of the Exchequer Selwyn Lloyd with Reggie and the Gang never forgave Macmillan or Reggie. When Reggie was forced to resign from the Grocer’s Cabinet, one of Reggie’s sons was named in the scandal as well. Reggie went downhill, developed a serious alcohol problem for which the Doctors were wonderful but could do nothing and he died in the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead (the Royal Free was run by the Gang’s friends) on 14 Feb 1979, when Mr Thrope was awaiting trial.

Another son of Reggie’s, William, who when younger trained as an accountant and was a member of the Hampstead and Highgate Labour Party, was found dead at the foot of a tower block in north London in May or June 1999, during the Waterhouse Inquiry. Suicide, after heroin took William to a life in the gutter. Not that anyone saw William jump and there was no suicide note. The death wasn’t announced by the police for at least two weeks after William’s body was found and identified. All in all the sort of end that so many have met who have spilt the Gang’s pints.

Reggie’s daughter Caroline Maudling was a journo in the 1960s, the ‘travelling teenager’ of the Daily Mail. In 1963 Caroline appeared on BBC TV’s ‘Jukebox Jury’ next to John Lennon.

As well as companies in which Poulson and T. Dan Smith played major roles, Reginald Maudling’s business interests extended as far as other people to whom I have paid less attention in earlier posts.

OTHERS HERE

 

J. Gwyn Morgan was the Assistant General Secretary of the Labour Party when Tom King won the by-election in Bridgy and was wheeled out to comment on King’s triumph. Labour thought that they might have been in with a chance of winning the seat and the by-election receives a mention in Richard Crossman’s Diary, re King not winning by as much as the Tories had hoped that he would.

J. Gwyn Morgan died in 2010 and ‘The Guardian’ published an obituary:

Gwyn Morgan, who has died aged 76, was one of the nearly men of politics. In 1969, he was appointed to the new post of assistant general secretary of the Labour party, to be groomed, it was thought, to succeed the elderly trade unionist Sir Harry Nicholas as the party’s general secretary.

Nicholas had himself succeeded Sir Len Williams in a carefully timed piece of national executive skulduggery which had thwarted the prime minister Harold Wilson’s desire to see his cabinet minister Tony Greenwood in the post. Wilson retreated to lick his wounds. The Labour party was defeated in the 1970 general election, and the party drifted leftward and away from Europe.

Ron Hayward, a regional organiser, in the meantime became the party’s national agent. Hayward saw few enemies to the left and blunted the Labour organisation department’s traditional hostility to infiltration by Trotskyite and other far-left groups. Nicholas did not retire as expected, after the 1970 election, but two years later. By then, Hayward was able to present himself as a more sceptical European and more tolerant of the growing power of the hard left.

Gwyn was still seen as the firm favourite for the post, but he did not get it, on the casting vote of the then chairman, Tony Benn, after the NEC vote had been left deadlocked in three successive ballots. There have been many explanations for this, but the truth is that the National Union of Railwaymen’s delegate voted in secret against Gwyn, although mandated by his union to support him. The key factor, however, was that an increasingly paranoid Wilson saw Gwyn as a Roy Jenkins placeman, and exacted revenge on the right for the Greenwood defeat by backing Hayward.

Gwyn left the Labour employ a year later to become chef de cabinet to one of Britain’s first European commissioners, George Thomson (later Lord Thomson of Monifieth), from 1973 until 1975.

During the next three decades, [Gwyn Morgan] filled a variety of diplomatic and administrative posts for the EU. That he did so with flair and distinction only underlined what was lost by his premature departure from British politics. He gave one last service to the latter by using his good cross-party relations with Douglas Hurd, David Steel Dr Dafydd Alun Jonesand others to help forge the alliance that successfully fought the “yes” campaign in the 1975 European referendum.

Born into mining stock in the Welsh valleys near Aberdare, Gwyn escaped the pits thanks to the longstanding commitment of such communities to advancement through education. He was a successful sportsman and student, gaining a first-class degree in classics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. At university, a career that seemed destined for another great Welsh valley tradition – teaching – was diverted into student politics.

He became president of the National Union of Students in 1960, then director-general of the International Student Conference, the organisation of student unions set up in opposition to the communist-dominated International Union of Students. The two organisations fought a surrogate cold war of their own in the late 1950s and early 60s. The NUS and ISC experience honed Gwyn’s talents for both political organisation and diplomacy. His wide range of political contacts made him an ideal successor to David Ennals as international secretary of the Labour party in 1964.

David Ennals facilitated organised abuse in every public role that he held, was a mate of Dafydd and Gwynne as well as a leading light in the Anti-Apartheid Movement, as was his brother John..Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

He became a formidable presence on the bureau of the Socialist International, renewing acquaintances with old student allies such as Olaf Palme of Sweden.

Olaf was assassinated on 28 Feb 1986. After much confusion as to the reason and who the real killer was, info was supplied alleging that Olaf’s murder was related to an international Class A dealing and paedophile/trafficking ring.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

He quickly established good relations with both the German SPD and the French socialists. These contacts proved invaluable when Wilson and George Brown, Gwyn’s close friend,

George Brown was a leading Labour politician during the corruption of the Wilson years and renowned as a drunk

launched their renewal of Britain’s bid to join the European common market. Gwyn’s political network was well employed in dealing with key foreign policy areas such as the Nigerian civil war, Rhodesia and South Africa.

He also helped in maintaining the Wilson government’s precarious balancing act over Vietnam.

Asa Briggs, Wilson’s friend and VC of Sussex University, bore a lifelong grudge against Merfyn after Merfyn’s role in an anti-Vietnam protest when Merfyn was a student at Sussex. See ‘The Wizard War’.

He was appointed OBE in 1999.

Many will remember Gwyn as a gregarious and hospitable companion. He was an able diplomat and a politician of principle. He never wandered far from his desire for social change, his love of rugby, Glamorgan cricket and male voice choirs, and from those Welsh roots that in the past have contributed so much that is best about the Labour movement.

Gwyn married four times. He is survived by his wife Françoise, and four children, Sian, Gregory, Elliott and Joanna, from previous marriages.

John Gwynfryn Morgan, politician, born 16 February 1934; died 21 April 2010.

I must provide a bit of detail at this point about Lord George Thomson for whom Gwyn Morgan was chef de cabinet; ‘flies around a corrupt incestuous shithouse’ doesn’t do justice to George and his nearest and dearest.

George Morgan Thomson, Baron Thomson of Monifieth, (16 January 1921-3 October 2008), was educated at Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry, Dundee and served in the RAF from 1941–46. He was the Assistant Editor and then Editor of Forward, a socialist newspaper, from 1946–53. In 1952, Thomson was elected MP for Dundee East, where he served until his resignation in 1972. Thomson served in Wilson’s Gov’t as Minister of State, Foreign Office, October 1964-April 1966, then as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1966–67, and again from 1969–70, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs, 1967–68, and Minister without Portfolio, 1968–69. Westminster paedophile George Thomas was Wilson’s Welsh Secretary, 1968-70.

During his time as Commonwealth Secretary George Thomson had responsibility for trying to reach a settlement of the Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) question and for implementing sanctions against the regime there. He was one of the first British Commissioners of the EC, 1973–76, with responsibility for regional policy.

In the 1980s, George Thomson joined the SDP. Following the SDP’s merger with the Liberal Party, Thomson became a Liberal Democrat and sat as a Liberal Democrat in the Lords.

As Chairman of the Independent Broadcasting Authority, 1981–88, Thomson oversaw the introduction of Channel 4 and TV-am. He was Chair of the Advertising Standards Authority, 1977–80; Chair of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) 1981–88; First Crown Estate Commissioner, 1977–80; and a Member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, 1994-97. George Thomson was Deputy Chair of the Woolwich Building Society from 1988–91. He was a Lords’ Member of the Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit since 1993. Thomson was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Television Society and a Patron of Sustrans.

After moving with his wife, Grace, to Charing, Kent, Thomson held the position of Party President for Ashford Liberal Democrats, 1999–2006.

Thomson died on Friday 3 October 2008 at Tommy’s, from a viral infection.

The Gang’s memo?? 2008?? Betty W?

Thomson received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 1973.

Thomson was made a Privy Counsellor in 1966, was created a Life Peer on 23 March 1977 as Baron Thomson of Monifieth, when it was clear that Mr Thrope would very likely be charged with a serious offence before long. Thomson became a Knight of the Thistle in 1981, in the wake of Mr Thrope and as Mary Wynch began litigation…

Thomson’s wife Lady Grace Thomson died in 2014; their two daughters are Ailsa and Caroline. Caroline’s biography is a laugh for someone who’s dad held influential roles in Harold Wilson’s corrupt as they come Cabinet and on media regulation bodies.

Caroline Agnes Morgan Thomson, Lady Liddle (born 15 May 1954) is Chair of Oxfam. Caroline is a former BBC executive and was the BBC’s Chief Operating Officer, 2006-12 and she stood in for Mark Thompson, the former Director General, when necessary. Caroline was one of the many who Didn’t Know about Jimmy Savile.

Lady Caroline was educated at Mary Datchelor Girls’ School in Camberwell and graduated from York University. When Caroline was at York, the Conservative Society in particular was a little odd and a number of men in the society were subsequently named in connection with sex abuse scandals. Caroline was some four years younger than Harriet Harman and Christine Hamilton who also went to York when that rather worrying Conservative Society was busy at the University.

Caroline joined the BBC as a journalist trainee in 1975, ultimately becoming a producer on Analysis on Radio 4 and later Panorama. Ronnie Waterhouse’s closest friend Robin Day was the main man on Panorama for years. Sunny Jim’s daughter Margaret Jay – who’s first husband Peter was a good friend of Dr Death – was WHAT on Panorama, DATES. Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Elwyn Parry-Jones who grew up in Denbighshire was the Deputy Editor of ‘Panorama’ during the 1980s.

In 1982, Caroline was appointed PA to Woy, at the time SDP Leader. Well her dad was in the SDP and in the Lords…

Caroline spent over a decade at Channel 4 from 1984, initially as a Commissioning Editor and as Head of Corporate Affairs from 1990. GRADE DATES HERE

Caroline rejoined the BBC in 1996 as Deputy Director of the World Service and became the Corporation’s Director of Policy and Legal Affairs in July 2000, a job description later expanded to include Strategy, before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2006.

David Hendy!!! – joined BBC after Grade declared war on my friend who went to school with David Hendy, Brown and me – David’s mum friends with my friend’s mum, used to exchange info re the children – my friend’s husband forced out of BBC in the 1990s after refusing to accept a bribe – when working with William Miller, Jonathan’s son – David became producer CHECK of the World Tonight on Radio 4. – David bagged academic post at Westminster University when working for the BBC, now Prof at Sussex University

Grade – Chairman of BBC DATES – rude to Merfyn and about Welsh people in 2004 or 05?? at the meet the guvnors event in Cardiff

JACK MCCONNELL – friends with Kirsty Wark

In 2011 Lady Caroline was paid £385,000 by the BBC. The Commons Public Accounts Committee suggested that her £670,000 redundancy pay-off was effectively paid to “compensate” Caroline for missing out on the job of Director-General, which obviously was hers by right. I can only offer Caroline my sympathy that she has not received other huge sums of money in compensation for not being appointed PM, President of the World etc.

In October 2013 Caroline became Executive Director of the English National Ballet. Since November 2012, she has been Chair of Digital UK. Lady Caroline is also Chair of Tomorrow’s People Trust‘s Ambassadors group and Trustee to a number of charities including the National Gallery.

Caroline Thomson is married to the Labour peer Roger Liddle, an advisor to Miranda while Miranda was PM. One of Miranda’s key men at No 10 was Matthew Taylor, son of sociologist Laurie, who was a Prof at York University, DATES, when Caroline was a student at York. CHECK. Laurie knows a great deal about Gwynne, Dafydd and their mates, as does Laurie’s ex-wife, Matthew’s mum Anna Coote. Anna wrote for ‘New Statesman’ in the 1980s when Eric Hobsbawm et al were starring in ‘New Statesman’ being all Radical but never a mention about north Wales… Anna was a leading light in NCCL when NCCL were affiliated to PIE in the 1970s; others in NCCL at the same time as Anna were Harriet, Little Nell’s husband Henry Hodge, Paul Boateng, Patsy Hewitt… At one point, NCCL turned up at a MIND conference and held a session on paedophiles’ rights. Tessa Jowell was Deputy Director of MIND at the time, in the midst of the rest of Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates who ran that organisation.

Miranda’s other big man at No 10 was John McTernan, who’s brother-in-law stole my computer from Bangor University just after I finished my PhD. I didn’t realise at the time that Miranda’s mates had been hacking in anyway and that back in the 1990s, the builders who had stolen my documents from my house in Rachub had flogged them to Miranda’s former boss George Carman and the Digger.

Caroline’s husband:


The Lord Liddle
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Born
Roger John Liddle

(1947-06-14) 14 June 1947 (age 72)

Nationality British
Education Carlisle Grammar School
Alma mater The Queen’s College, Oxford
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s)
Caroline Thomson (m. 1983)

Roger John Liddle, Baron Liddle (born 14 June 1947) was Special Adviser on European matters to Miranda and the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso. Roger worked with Peter Mandelson on books outlining the political philosophy of the Labour Party under Miranda’s leadership. MANDY – Ron’s daughter HERE

Roger Liddle was the son of John Thwaites Liddle and Elizabeth. Liddle attended Queen’s College, Oxford. IOAN BOWEN REES

In 1983 Roger married Caroline Of Father and Friends in High Places.

After completing his degrees, Liddle worked in research for the Oxford School of Social and Administrative Studies and as an industrial relations Officer for The Electricity Council. In 1976 Roger moved into politics by becoming Special Adviser to Bill Rodgers, Secretary of State for Transport, later a member of the Gang Of Four. PIC

After working for Shirl’s mate Bill, Roger Liddle became Director of the Public Policy Centre, ‘undertaking pioneering work on the regulation of privatised industries, exchange rate policy, regional policy, science and industrial policy, employee participation and wage determination, and choice in public services’.

Liddle then moved into the private sector for 10 years, taking the position of Managing Director of Prima Europe Ltd, a consultancy company advising on the impact of politics and regulation at European and national level.

In 1997, when Ronnie Waterhouse began his Inquiry, Roger became Special Adviser on European matters to Miranda. During his seven years in this role, Roger developed a new UK policy of positive engagement in the European Union, ‘focusing on economic reform, innovation and enterprise promotion; modernisation of Welfare States and labour market reform; as well as institutional issues, the Constitutional Treaty, and European Defence’. Roger was also responsible ‘for liaison with business and trade unions on European issues’.

Advancing from No 10, Roger became a Member of the Cabinet of the European Union Trade Commissioner, where he advised on EU policy and their impact on the UK. In 2006 Roger became Principal Adviser to the President of the European Commission, WHO HE ‘leading a team of economists and experts in the Bureau of European Policy Advisers advising on the economic and social challenges facing Europe’.

Liddle is currently Chairman of Policy Network, an international think tank bringing together academics, policymakers and politicians across the progressive centre left, responsible for major projects on the future of the European Social Model, public service reform, immigration and integration, flexicurity, and globalisation and social justice. That’s going well then isn’t it Roger.

Roger a visiting fellow of the European Institute at the LSE.

Roger is also former Chair of the UK Gov’ts New Industry, New Jobs, Universities and Skills advisory panel, which reported directly to Mandy, then Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills – Ron’s daughter was Mandy’s chief aide at the time.

Liddle at Central Hall Westminster in 2015. Anyone want to bang on about obese plebs ignoring Public Health Advice and maxing out on burgers, sugary drinks, eschewing their Five A Day?

Roger Liddle was created a life peer on 19 June 2010 as Baron Liddle and was introduced in the Lords on 21 June 2010, supported by Mandy and Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank aka Bill of the Gang of Four, who was mates with Bill’s father-in-law three decades previously. But then Roger himself was a founding member of the SDP in 1981 and a member of the SDP’s National Committee until 1986. Roger had a go at entering the Commons as an SDP member on a number of occasions, including at the 1986 Fulham by-election. LOOK UP

Liddle has also served as a Councillor on Oxford City Council and Lambeth London Borough Council. Mandy too served as a Councillor for Lambeth. An organised abuse ring existed in Lambeth for decades linked to the Gang. In 2013 Roger Liddle was elected to Cumbria County Council.

Liddle has written four books, all on European issues, most recently Global Europe, Social Europe with Anthony Giddens and Patrick Diamond. Miranda’s favourite sociologist Giddens found that his career received a substantial boost after he worked as a social psychology lecturer at Leicester University when that institution was pushing all boats out to facilitate the ring in Leicestershire that exchanged staff with the Gang in north Wales, although Greville Janner knew nothing about any of it and Greville had no idea that Gwynne and Dafydd were mates with Top Docs in Leicester. Keith Vaz Knew Nuzzing as well.

Together with Mandy, in 1996 Liddle wrote The Blair Revolution: Can New Labour Deliver? Er no Roger it couldn’t and it didn’t, but the fuckwittery didn’t do you or your wife any harm.

Roger became a member of the Labour Party associated Progress strategy board in 2017.

Roger’s publications include:

  • Challenging the politics of evasion: the only way to renew European social democracy, Policy Network, December 2009.
  • After the crisis: A new socio-economic settlement for the EU, Policy Network, November 2009
  • Creating a culture of fairness: a progressive response to income inequality in Britain, January 2008. 

Roger is a Pro-Chancellor of Lancaster University, DATES. Here he is with his mates from Lancaster University:See the source image

Dusty Bin and the attack on Merfyn n Bangor from the Lancaster cohort – HERE

The family of John Pardoe, Liberal MP for north Cornwall, 1966-79 and a pal of Mr Thrope, lived in the Bridgwater area. John Pardoe was a Leadership contender for the Liberal Party after Mr Thrope resigned, but David Steel won. Mr Thrope and David Steel supported AAM.Pardoe then served as Deputy Liberal Leader, July 1976-May 1979, when Steel was Leader.

John Pardoe had been at Cambridge in the 1950s and was in Footlights with Jonathan Miller, an ally of the Gang who was always happy to help them out.

The Pardoe family solicitors business was based in Bridgwater and there was at least one solicitor in Pardoe, David and Shaw in the 1980s who was forging signatures on legal documents without the knowledge of the person who’s signature had been forged and John Pardoe’s brother Robin was a farmer who lived just down the lane from my family’s house. As well as being at war with Edward du Cann, my Tory activist grandfather was at war with the Pardoes and indeed the Liberal Party per se because of their alleged ‘immorality’.

John Pardoe was the only Liberal MP to have stood by Mr Thrope after he was charged with conspiracy to murder Norman Scott and Pardoe is now viewed as having made a substantial error of judgement with regard to that. If John Pardoe was just being a good mate in a time of crisis it would have been admirable, but he actively campaigned for Jeremy to remain as an MP, although the Liberal Party had been aware for years that Mr Thrope had done a great many things that he should not have done and I’m not including casual gay liaisons in that category.

John Pardoe disgraced himself again in 1987 when he was campaign manager for the SDP-Liberal Alliance. At the time the Gang were in the throes of their Cunning Plan to fit me up for a serious crime and have me imprisoned shortly after the June 1987 General Election, but the Cunning Plan unravelled when Sgt Morgan at Bangor Police Station and Jeff Crowther, a Nursing Officer at Ysbyty Gwynedd, didn’t tell as many lies as they should have. Some of those in the midst of the Cunning Plan were personally close to Dr Death.

John Pardoe’s predecessor for North Cornwall, 1950-66, was the Tory Sir James Scott-Hopkins. Sir-James-Sidney-Rawden-Scott-Hopkins.jpgSir James didn’t die a political death when John Pardoe won North Cornwall, Sir James remerged as the MP for West Derbyshire in 1967 and retained that seat until 1979. There was a ring in Derbyshire that exchanged staff with the Gang in north Wales. Sir James was a man for having fingers in a number of PIEs and also doubled up as the MEP for Hereford and Worcester, 1973-94. Not only was there a ring in operation there as well, but Peter Walker, du Cann’s mate and the Gang’s man in the City,  Dr Dafydd Alun Jonesserved as the Tory MP for Worcester, DATES. Scott-Hopkins was knighted in 1981, after the dust following Mr Thrope’s appearance at the Old Bailey had begun to settle and just as Mary Wynch found her way to Birnberg’s solicitors and began her history-making case against Dafydd et al.

Sir James’s predecessor in North Cornwall, 1950-59, was the Tory Sir Harold Roper. Sir Harold was a graduate of Sidney Sussex College. As was Merfyn Jones’s old enemy Asa Briggs, Asa who was mates with Harold Wilson and colluded with the Gang’s Brighton end of operations, Brighton and London being the location of the brothels owned by John Allen to where boys in the north Wales children’s homes were trafficked. Dr Death was another Sidney Sussex alumnus. Harold Roper won the North Cornwall seat from Dingle Foot (then still a Liberal), brother of Michael. Dingle and his family will be discussed later in this post.

During WW II, Roper was the General Manager of the Burmah Oil Company in Rangoon and is considered to have played a crucial role in WW II via his control of oil.

 

The Crowhursts lived in Wembdon which, along with Durleigh, was the posh bit of Bridgwater. Wembdon was a popular habitat for teachers and I knew of at least three Bridgwater teachers who colluded with the abuse of children who were attending the establishments at which they taught who lived in Wembdon. I don’t think that Rachel went to school in Bridgwater herself until she arrived at Bridgwater College to study for A levels; the Bridgwater schools were so bad that a lot of Wembdon and Durleigh parents sent their kids elsewhere until A levels or indeed university, although Wembdon and Durleigh were hardly Knightsbridge.

I have no idea whether Rachel, as a teenager, knew that there was an abuse ring in Bridgwater linked with the Gang in north Wales, but after I began this blog I was told that Rachel and her brother Simon somehow benefited from knowing about what happened to me in north Wales and that the resurgence of interest in the Donald Crowhurst Story very recently was the work of the dear old Gang… See previous posts.

So I have been considering that Donald Crowhurst may have died under rather different circumstances and for different reasons than the world was told.

Rachel Crowhurst’s med student friend Clare Cheek stopped communicating with me soon after she qualified in 1987 and I’ve been told that it was made clear to her that if she wanted that career in surgery she’d better shut up about my experiences in north Wales. Clare Cheek is now a consultant surgeon in Herefordshire, so perhaps Clare would like to tell us what she knows about Wendy’s Expert Witness who knew Tony Francis. The Expert Witness McGarry was teaching Tony Francis and his peers when the Windbag was leading the Students’ Union at Cardiff.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

John McGarry’s old muckers from the Welsh National School of Medicine might like to come clean about the death of Philip Jones after all these years as well. Philip was a medical student at Cardiff who died after taking part in a clinical trial. Cardiff denied that Philip’s death was anything to do with the trial, but Philip actually died in a London hospital who were of the opinion that Philip’s death had a great deal to do with that trial. Cardiff’s denials and reassurances received media coverage, the opinion of the London hospital did not. The medical students in Cardiff received the message loud and clear: you lot can bloody well die here and you will still have no voice…

James McGarry, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Glasgow University, also gave Expert Evidence in Defence of Wendy. I presume that James is a relative of John; there is little info about James McGarry online except for a notice that appeared in the ‘Herald Scotland’ announcing that James had died on 21 Jan 2017. That was four months after I began this blog.

In Aug 1992 James McGarry was involved in a discussion with colleagues in the BMJ regarding the teaching of vaginal examinations to medical students. Some of the views expressed were quite worrying, but not the views of McGarry. James McGarry and some others were concerned that highly inappropriate practices were taking place under the umbrella of teaching medical students to perform such examinations and McGarry and others suggested that such were the complaints from livid patients that such teaching should only be conducted by gynaecologists or GPs. An angry response from two female Top Docs in particular was elicited who stated that such examinations were no different to any other patient examinations and that these examinations should be a part of everyday life in A&E Depts no less. The two female Top Docs who proposed this were Linda Cardozo, now a Prof at King’s College Hospital, London See the source image(Cardozo also has a lucrative Harley Street practice), who was friends with Geoffrey Chamberlain and Malcolm Pearce at St George’s when they were running the abuse ring there and perpetrating research fraud, and Susan Bewley. Susan Bewley is the daughter of one of Dafydd’s old mates who was a big name at the Maudsley and helped keep Dafydd and Gwynne out of trouble… Susan’s mum was also a Top Doc pal of Gwynne and Dafydd… See previous posts.

There is absolutely nothing that this lot will not do and then seek to justify in the wake of the deluge of complaints…

 

Barnstaple is located in what was the Parliamentary constituency of North Devon, held by the memorable John Jeremy Thorpe aka Jeremy Thorpe (29 April 1929-4 December 2014). Mr Thrope served as the MP for North Devon, 1959-79 and as Leader of the Liberal Party, 1967-76.

Mr Thrope was born in South Kensington. His father was John Henry Thorpe, a lawyer and politician who was the Conservative MP for Manchester Rusholme, 1919-23. Manchester Rusholme was a constituency that contained many of the affluent professional classes of Manchester who from the 1950s were providing protection for Gwynne and Dafydd. John Henry Thorpe was succeeded as the constituency MP by Liberal Charles Masterman, the brother of Howard Masterman, Bishop of Plymouth, 1923-33. Charles Masterman had previously served as the MP for East End constituencies. Masterman was an enthusiastic social reformer who’s death in 1927 was the result of drug and alcohol abuse.

I think that Charles Masterman may have been a relative of Crispin Masterman, the barrister retained by Gwynedd Health Authority in May 1990 to act for them in the High Court in Cardiff against me. Crispin knew that the Gang had perjured themselves and he read much documentation demonstrating serious criminality on their part, which he simply ignored. Crispin subsequently became a judge specialising in child abuse. Crispin decided to retire early some five years ago after Operation Pallial succeeded in convicting a few of the bottom feeders who worked in children’s homes in north Wales when Crispin acted against me in Cardiff High Court. See eg. ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

Charles Masterman was succeeded as the MP for Manchester Rusholme by the Tory Lord Frank Boyd Merriman, 1924-33, a member of Inner Temple and Solicitor General for Stanley Baldwin and Ramsay MacDonald’s Gov’ts.

Manchester Rusholme disappeared in 1950 in a boundary reorganisation but the theme remained the same re MPs who represented the replacement constituencies ie. MPs who were often lawyers on the Northern Circuit who had a cosy relationship with those protecting Dafydd and Gwynne and the linked ring in Manchester. From 1950 until 1983 the Tory MP for Denbigh was Geraint Morgan QC who worked as a barrister in Chambers in Manchester on the Northern Circuit. Morgan took little interest in Parliamentary work but the residents of Denbigh, who virtually all worked at the North Wales Hospital, loved him. Geraint never asked any questions of Gwynne and Dafydd no matter how big the outrage. See eg. ‘Cymro 007’.

Labour MPs who represented seats that replaced Manchester Rusholme included Lord Leslie Lever and his brother Lord Harold Lever, who were both lawyers, as were their many siblings, the Levers being a big Manchester legal family. See previous posts. Harold Lever was appointed a Governor of the LSE in 1971 and had numerous links to the Gang. Harold Lever died in Aug 1995, the month after Peter Morrison was found dead. Sir James Scott-Hopkins also participated in the 1995 rush to die as discussed in previous posts, he pegged out on 11 March 1995.

Gerald Kaufperson, friend of Harold Wilson and the Gang, was another Labour MP who represented Manchester constituencies from 1970 until 2017 that replaced Manchester Rusholme. See previous posts.

Mr Thrope’s mother, Ursula Norton-Griffiths (1903–92), was the daughter of another Tory MP, ‘Empire Jack’, Sir John Norton-Griffiths,

The more recent Thrope ancestors were Irish, stemming from the elder of two brothers who were, according to family tradition, soldiers under Cromwell during the combat in Ireland. Both were rewarded with land; the descendants of the younger brother – from County Carlow – prospered in Dublin as High Sheriffs and Lord Mayors, but those of the elder lost their land and became tenant farmers and tradesmen.

Mr Thrope’s great-grandfather, William Thorpe, was a Dublin policeman who, having been a labourer, joined the police as a constable and rose to the rank of superintendent. One of his many sons, John Thorpe, became an Anglican priest and served as Archdeacon of Macclesfield, 1922-32. The Archdeacon’s marriage to a daughter of the prosperous Anglo-Irish Aylmer family brought considerable wealth to the Thorpes, as did his elder daughter Olive’s marriage into the influential Christie-Miller family of Cheshire. Both John Henry and Jeremy Thrope would benefit from this connection, as the Christie-Millers paid the costs of their education.

Cheshire was the site of longstanding organised abuse that spilt over from north Wales before Gwynne and Dafydd turned it into an industry.

Jeremy Thrope was his parents’ third child. His upbringing was privileged and under the care of nannies and nursemaids until, in 1935, he began attending Wagner’s day school in Queen’s Gate. Mr Thrope became a proficient violinist. Although Mr Thrope’s father John Henry Thorpe was no longer in Parliament, he had maintained many of his political contacts and friendships and leading politicians were regularly entertained at the Thorpe home.

Among the strongest of these friendships was that with the Lloyd George family. Ursula Thorpe was a close friend of David Lloyd George’s daughter, Megan, who became Jeremy’s godmother. Megan served as the Liberal MP for Anglesey, May 1929-Oct 1951 and then as the Labour MP for Carmarthen, Feb 1957-May 1966. Megan lived at the Lloyd George stronghold of Cricieth, some of her friends were friends with Gwynne and Dafydd and the Lloyd George family of politicians and lawyers dominated north Wales and still exert a considerable influence in the region.

Mr Thrope’s godmother Megan was the mistress of the Labour MP and later peer Philip Noel-Baker. Megan became Noel-Baker’s mistress in 1936 and the official story is that the relationship ended when Noel-Baker’s wife Irene died in 1956. I doubt that is the whole story but I haven’t had time to read more about the arrangement. Irene Noel-Baker was a friend of Virginia Woolf and thus networked into Sir Clough William-Ellis, Bertrand Russell and the Bloomsbury Group.

Baker was born in Brondesbury Park, London, one of the seven children of the Canadian-born Quaker, Joseph Allen Baker and the Scottish-born Elizabeth Balmer Moscrip. Philip’s father had moved to England in 1876 to establish a manufacturing business and served as a Progressive member of the London County Council, 1895-1906 and as the Liberal MP for East Finsbury, 1905-08.

Philip Baker was educated at Ackworth School, Bootham School, and then in the US at the Quaker-associated Haverford College in Pennsylvania. He studied at King’s College, Cambridge, 1908-12, serving as President of the Cambridge Union Society in 1912 and President of the Cambridge University Athletic Club, 1910-12. Philip competed in the Olympic Games as a middle distance runner, both before and after WW I, representing Great Britain at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm and at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Baker was captain of the British track team and carried the team’s flag. Baker was captain again at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, but did not compete. Philip Noel-Baker may well have known General Lonsdale, the Browns’ neighbour in Stogursey who had been an Olympic pentathlon champ and had played substantial roles in Olympic committees for years from the 1930s CHECK onwards, as discussed in ‘He Was Looking At I In A Funny Way…’. General Lonsdale knew much about the organised abuse and criminality on his doorstep but his loyalty to establishment figures involved took priority.

Baker’s early career was as an academic. In 1914 he was appointed Vice-Principal of Ruskin College, Oxford and in 1915 was elected a fellow at King’s College, Cambridge. My post ‘A Study In Tyranny’ discusses the substantial problem at Ruskin in terms of tutors and former students facilitating organised abuse; Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth, two of the key figures in the paedophile ring in north Wales, met at Ruskin when Arnold was Howarth’s tutor. They worked together at Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead on the site of the ring in the North East before relocating to Bryn Estyn in 1973. Prior to Gateshead, Arnold and Howarth worked at an establishment for boys in Richmond, Yorkshire.

Ruskin educated scores of people who subsequently became big names in the Labour Party or trade union movement – Prescott was President of the Ruskin Students’ Union when Arnold and Howarth were at Ruskin – and the Ruskin tutorials/workshops attracted as tutors a lot of well-known academics on the left eg. Raphael Samuel. The Ruskin crowd overlapped with the New Left/Marxist historians and sociologists crowd of Hobsbawm, Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law etc. When I was in my 20s and reading ‘New Statesman’ and other such publications that used as their selling point the delights that could be read within penned by Raphael Samuel, Hobsbawm, Ralph Miliband, E.P. Thompson etc, I used to wonder why not a word was ever said about psych hospitals or north Wales even when articles close to such matters discussed state oppression. It really puzzled Brown and me, because what we were finding out about was just so much worse than what was causing outrage on the left of the Labour Party at the time. 

During WW I, Philip Baker organised and led the Friends’ Ambulance Unit attached to the fighting front in France (1914–1915), and was then, as a conscientious objector from 1916, adjutant of the First British Ambulance Unit for Italy, in association with the British Red Cross (1915–1918).

After World War I, Noel-Baker was closely involved in the formation of the League of Nations, serving as assistant to Lord Robert Cecil, then assistant to Sir Eric Drummond, the league’s first Secretary-General. Noel-Baker became the first Sir Ernest Cassel Professor of International Relations at the University of London, 1924-29 and a lecturer at Yale University, 1933-34. Noel-Baker was elected as the Labour MP for Coventry in 1929, and served as PPS to the Foreign Secretary Arthur Henderson. Noel-Baker lost his seat in 1931, but remained Henderson’s assistant while Henderson was President of the World Disarmament Conference in Geneva, 1932-33. Noel-Baker stood for Parliament again in Coventry in 1935, unsuccessfully, but won the Derby by-election in July 1936 after the sitting Derby MP J. H. Thomas resigned. When that constituency was split in 1950, Noel-Baker transferred to Derby South.

Noel-Baker became a member of the Labour Party’s NEC in 1937. On 21 June 1938, Noel-Baker, as MP for Derby, in the run up to World War II, spoke at the House of Commons against aerial bombing of German cities based on moral grounds. In the Coalition Gov’t during the World War II Noel-Baker was a Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of War Transport from February 1942 and served as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs after Labour gained power following the 1945 General Election, but had a poor relationship with the Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin. Noel-Baker moved to become Secretary of State for Air in October 1946, and then became Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations in 1947 and joined the Cabinet.

Noel-Baker was the Minister responsible for organising the 1948 Olympic Games in London. He moved to the Ministry of Fuel and Power in 1950. In the mid-1940s, Noel-Baker served on the British delegation to what became the United Nations, helping to draft its charter and other rules for operation as a British delegate. He served as Chairman of the Labour Party, 1946–47, but lost his place on the NEC in 1948, his place being taken by Michael Foot.

Noel-Baker was an opponent of left-wing Bevanite policies in the 1950s, and an advocate of multilateral nuclear disarmament, rather than a policy of unilateral disarmament and he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1959. In 1979, with Fenner Brockway, Noel-Baker co-founded the World Disarmament Campaign, serving as co-Chair until he died in 1982 was an active supporter of disarmament into the 1980s. Noel-Baker stood down as the MP for Derby South at the 1970 General Election, at which he was succeeded by Walter Johnson. Sir James Scott-Hopkins,Sir-James-Sidney-Rawden-Scott-Hopkins.jpg formerly of North Cornwall, was knocking around Derby by then.

I’m keen on political history but for readers who don’t share my enthusiasm, I reiterate that it matters. Megan’s long-time partner Philip Noel-Baker is a name from the past now but when he was alive and influential, he was to be found where big rings developed that were in business with Gwynne and Dafydd: Coventry and Derby. Richard Crossman served as a Coventry MP, 1945-70, which in itself was very much a matter of See the source image

There was organised abuse in the Coventry and Derby areas when Baker was younger but business boomed in the 1970s and 80s precisely because the association with people like Megan and Philip Noel-Baker made facilitators of such crime untouchable. Likewise the various organisations that Noel-Baker was central to eg. the League of Nations. These organisations have a romantic ring (so to speak) to them now and no doubt there were many genuine people involved trying to achieve something worthwhile, but time and again I come across people who were personal friends of Gwynne and Dafydd who were busy in such organisations or who had friends and family who were and some of them knew the seriousness and extent of the crime.

Being a Quaker or in the Peace Pledge Union is a great cover if one’s friends are running a murderous paedophile ring, one is really not going to fall under suspicion and the standard response to accusations of wrongdoing 

is understandable in a way because one really just would not expect it of a Quaker…

Dr Paul Nickson, a GP in Bethesda who was on board with the Gang, was a Quaker, as was Owain Gethin Evans, Lucille’s Deputy and henchman at Gwynedd Social Services. People Who Knew would be astounded and comments like ‘He’s a bloody Quaker, can you believe it?’ would be made. Even I was surprised when Dafydd made an appearance in a Quaker’s publication some years ago.See the source image

See previous posts for info on Quakers and the Gang.

Whenever I was told about Maurice Macmillan swindling my father and loads of other farmers (see eg. The Milk Street and Other Mafias’), it was always stressed that this was deeply shocking because this was the Prime Minister’s son, how could it have been allowed? That was the standard view certainly at the time; people didn’t expect PM’s sons to be permitted to brazen out a scandal of that scale and be allowed to return to Gov’t, as Maurice Macmillan did when the Grocer found himself PM in 1970. It isn’t surprising that most of the electorate would have had difficulty believing in the existence of a Westminster Paedophile Ring because so much of the appalling conduct of those in Gov’t, Whitehall and the Royal Family was totally suppressed, not a word emerged of how vast the collusion with scandals like Profumo was.

Noel-Baker’s life peerage was announced in Brenda’s 1977 Silver Jubilee and Birthday Honours and he was raised to the peerage on 22 July 1977, as Baron Noel-Baker.

In May 1976 Mr Thrope had resigned the Liberal Party leadership after Andrew Newton, the alleged hitman, had been jailed; Newton was jailed for firearms offences rather than attempted murder, but at Newton’s Exeter Crown Court trial, Norman Scott had given evidence and told his story. ‘The Times’ – the Editor at the time was Mystic Mogg CHECK – had responded with a piece headed ‘The Lies Of Norman Scott’, a PR piece for Mr Thrope. Those we know and love knew that trouble was coming their way no matter how many insults were thrown at Norman, because Andrew Newton would soon be released from prison and could be relied upon to flog his story. Sunny Jim’s ailing Gov’t only survived by forming the Lib-Lab Pact in the spring of 1977, negotiated by Mr Thrope.

So the fancyman of Mr Thrope’s godmother bagged a peerage when Mr Thrope and his mates knew that it was only a matter of time before criminal charges against Mr Thrope might be discussed.

Noel-Baker was President of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education from 1960 to 1976. Bear in mind the allegations and convictions now emerging from the world of young people’s sport, some of them dating back to the 1970s. As discussed in previous posts, our school in Bridgwater, Chilton Trinity School, had a PE teacher who was a ‘pervert’, as did many other schools. Always dismissed as kids ‘being silly’; in some cases it was, but when a teacher is known as Fiddler and no boy will go into the changing rooms if Fiddler is in there, it is probably not a good idea for the school to go into complete denial.

Philip and Irene Noel-Baker’s only son, Francis Noel-Baker, also became a Labour MP and served together with his father in the Commons. Francis Edward Noel-Baker (7 January 1920-25 September 2009) was educated at Westminster School and King’s College, Cambridge and served with the Intelligence Corps in World War II. Francis Noel-Baker was first elected to the Commons in the Labour landslide at the 1945 General Election as MP for Brentford and Chiswick. He lost his seat at the 1950 General Election, but returned to Parliament at the 1955 General Election as MP for Swindon, resigning his seat in March 1969.

In 1971 Francis left the Labour Party in response to the Party’s opposition to British membership of the EEC. He later joined the SDP and later still the Conservative Party.

In 1948, Francis acted covertly for the British Gov’t inside Francoist Spain. His report “Spanish Summary” with a foreword written by Lady Megan Lloyd George MP had a huge influence in shaming the British and other gov’ts and worldwide organisations for allowing Francoist Spain to remain undefeated in Europe until the Spanish transition to democracy.

While he was an MP, Francis Noel-Baker advocated reforms to moderate the influence of outside interests in Parliament. In 1961 he published an article in Parliamentary Affairs warning that “the door, in fact, is wide open for a new form of political corruption, and there is an uneasy feeling in Parliament and outside that its extent could be much greater than the known or published facts reveal”.

Before his death in 2009 Noel-Baker was one of the few surviving members of the 1945 Parliament, the others being Footie and John Freeman. Noel-Baker married in 1947 (dissolved 1956), Ann Saunders. In 1957 he married secondly Barbara Sonander, who died of skin cancer in 2004. Four sons and a daughter from his two marriages survive him, and a son predeceased him.

Extracts from Francis’s Torygraph 2009 obituary provide more information:

The son of the Quaker Nobel Peace Prize winner Lord Noel-Baker, he entered parliament in 1945 as the “baby” of the new intake, campaigning for the overthrow of General Franco. But he would give Left-wing Greeks a pretext to demand seizure of the estate by supporting the Right-wing junta of the Colonels.

The estate at Prokopi has been in the family since 1832, when his forebear Edward Noel bought it from a departing Turkish bey for 10,000 sovereigns, borrowed from Lady Byron; he was in Greece to ascertain how Lord Byron, to whom the family was related, had died. Noel-Baker inherited it from his mother, setting up several businesses, a community charity and a clinic opened by King Paul and Queen Frederika.

Though the estate was half its original size by the time Andreas Papandreou’s socialist government attempted to seize all but the house and 50 acres in 1984, Noel-Baker still valued his 11,000 acres at £20 million. After his ownership was assured in the late 1980s, he accommodated discerning holidaymakers.

D.G.E. Wood has been holding clinics in Cyprus for some years now for holidaymakers and others.

Noel-Baker’s Greek connections and fluency in the language proved valuable to Anthony Eden at the height of the Cyprus emergency in 1956. Noel-Baker mediated between the governor, Sir John Harding, and Archbishop Makarios as the guerrilla campaign for enosis (or union) with Greece escalated.

The negotiations broke down despite what the Colonial Secretary Alan Lennox-Boyd called Noel-Baker’s “ceaseless and selfless” efforts, and Makarios was exiled to the Seychelles. When Cyprus was eventually granted independence in 1960, Noel-Baker regarded the elaborate Greco-Turkish power-sharing agreement as a recipe for disaster. He warned that Greeks would want to pursue enosis and Turkey might invade to stop it. Sure enough, 14 years later the Turks did invade. In Athens, the Colonels’ junta, which Noel-Baker supported, fell; and in Euboea he faced a campaign of disruption by islanders who resented that support. His pressure for the return of the Elgin Marbles counted for little.

Francis Edward Noel-Baker was born on January 7 1920, the only son of Philip (later Baron) Noel-Baker and the former Irene Noel. He was educated at Westminster and King’s College, Cambridge…founding the University Labour Club.

Joining the Army in 1940 as a trooper in the Royal Tank Regiment, he was commissioned into the Intelligence Corps and served at home and in the Middle East, being mentioned in despatches. In 1945 he was adopted as Labour candidate for the Conservative-held seat of Brentford and Chiswick, and was elected.

Only 25, Noel-Baker was not overawed by the Commons or his father’s presence as a Foreign Office minister… He campaigned on what he saw as a manifesto commitment to overthrow Franco, clashed with his father on the issue at the 1946 party conference, then secretly visited resistance leaders in Spain. He returned insisting there was no support for restoring the monarchy. Disconcertingly for the Left, Noel-Baker also proved staunchly anti-communist. He was alarmed by communists’ activities in Greece, was an early champion of Western European political integration – he eventually resigned from the Labour party when it turned against the Common Market – and investigated claims that Stalin had sent 59 Spanish republicans to the gulag.

In June 1949 he became a parliamentary private secretary at the Admiralty,

Which will have resulted in Francis Noel-Baker gaining a great deal of info on a number of Important People, including Persons Of Low Morals.

but a year later lost his seat by 857 votes. Out of the Commons, he concentrated on journalism; he had edited magazines for the United Nations and Unesco, and now joined the BBC European service and became editor of Go!, a travel magazine in three languages.

He returned to Westminster in 1955 as MP for Swindon, and his prime concern became the railway workshops on which Swindon then depended, and the 9,000 engineering workers employed there and at the Pressed Steel plant. Later, disillusioned at Labour’s failure to halt the contraction of the railways, he earned the opprobrium of British Railways’ chairman Stanley Raymond for questioning the calibre of his managers.

Though holding no official position, Noel-Baker found the doors of the great opening for him.

In December 1958 he spent three hours in the Kremlin with Khrushchev, who told him that the West’s behaviour over Berlin would be a “litmus paper” of its Cold War intentions. The next month he met Nasser, who insisted that the restoration of diplomatic relations could not be linked to the settling of Britons’ financial claims against Egypt; and in July 1963  he had talks at the Elysée with de Gaulle, paving the way for a visit by Harold Wilson.

With Wilson in office, Noel-Baker’s disenchantment set in. He abstained on the 1967 defence White Paper – his first such vote – not because of its content but because he objected to Richard Crossman, Leader of the House, treating him like “lobby fodder” over decimalisation. He also believed that the Foreign Secretary, George Brown, was taking disastrous decisions on Aden, trying to hand over to moderate Arabs while keeping a military presence. Voting against the Bill to grant Aden independence, he described Brown’s policy as a recipe for a “bloody and unnecessary colonial war”.

In February 1968 Noel-Baker announced his retirement at the next election. Two months later he said he would go sooner, because party politics and the Commons had become “increasingly unsatisfactory and unpleasant”; parliament, he said, had a “death wish”. Preparations were made for a by-election and Labour selected a candidate (the eventual Lord Stoddart of Swindon) but Noel-Baker did not resign. He went to Greece, leaving his agent to handle all constituency business; then, in December, he had a nervous breakdown.

Noel-Baker finally resigned in March 1969, after Left-wing MPs had tried to oust him as chairman of the all-party committee on Greece because he refused to acknowledge human rights abuses under the Colonels. At the subsequent by-election the Conservatives took the seat.

Noel-Baker now concentrated on his estate. In 1952 a constitutional amendment had threatened its division among the local farmers, and Noel-Baker appealed to the State Council for an exemption, granted in 1957. In 1961 he set up the Northern Euboean Foundation, a charity to help the island’s poorest inhabitants; the next year he arranged treatment in London for a 16-year-old boy with a blood disease that had killed seven of his ten siblings.

In 1962 Noel-Baker invited the King and Queen of Greece to be godparents at the Anglican christening of his son on Euboea. The Greek Orthodox Church was not keen, but before it could pronounce the christening was moved to London. When Queen Frederika was given a hot reception there by demonstrators against the continued detention of communist prisoners, Noel-Baker accused them of “molesting” a woman with no say on the matter.

Noel-Baker had supported the democratic government overthrown by the coup of 1967, but he praised the “honest Colonels” for tackling corruption and inefficiency. He scorned torture allegations by Amnesty International as “grossly exaggerated”, and hailed the regime as “the best for years”.

After the departure of the Colonels, Noel-Baker’s priority was to stay out of jail. He bought a sawmill on Euboea, only for the vendor to realise he would be taxed on the gain and accuse him of falsifying an invoice. A local court sentenced him to 10 months or a £900 fine, but the case was dismissed on appeal. The same court tried to imprison him again, for 15 days, for modifying a beach house; he paid a £45 fine instead.

During 1975 Left-wing locals staged demonstrations against him, culminating in arson attacks. The minister of agriculture then declared that because of the “unrest”, the government must seize the estate. After documents found in his father’s air-raid shelter showed the original purchase of the estate had Greek as well as Turkish approval, Noel-Baker’s title was confirmed in 1978. A later attempt to have him evicted failed when Papandreou dropped the matter.

In 1971 Noel-Baker quit the Labour Party, its decision to oppose EC membership being the “final straw”. He flirted with the Ecology Party,

The Ecology Party at the time had a small presence in Somerset. The wife of a teacher at Chilton Trinity School in Bridgwater – where some of the staff were involved in concealing the crimes of people related to Gwynne and Dafydd’s activities – stood as a candidate for the Ecology Party in local Council elections.

Jonathan Porritt was Chair of the Ecology Party (now the Green Party), 1979-80 and 1982-84.

Sir Jonathon Espie Porritt, 2nd Bt.
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Porritt receiving an honorary degree from the University of Exeter in 2008
Born 6 July 1950 (1950-07-06) (age 69)

London, UK
Alma mater University of Oxford
Awards CBE (2000)
Scientific career
Fields Environmentalism
Website http://www.jonathonporritt.com/

Porritt was educated at Wellesley House School, Broadstairs, Kent (Grocer Heath’s home was at Broadstairs at one point), at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford. Porritt started training as a barrister, but switched to teaching English at St Clement Danes Grammar School (later Burlington Danes School) in Shepherd’s Bush, West London, in 1974. Porritt taught there from 1974 to 1984, serving as Head of English from 1980 to 1984. Some of the kids from that area near the BBC HQ were targeted by Jimmy Savile and accomplices.

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Jonathon Porritt: video interview, The Guardian, 2012
“Sustainability for All”, Jonathon Porritt at TEDxExeter, 2013
Jonathon Porritt on population, Population Matters, 2013

Porritt presided over changes that made the Ecology Party much more prominent in elections, himself standing as a parliamentary candidate in General Elections in 1979 and 1983. In 1984, Porritt published Seeing Green: Politics of Ecology Explained, written while he was Policy Director of the Ecology Party.

In 1984 Porritt gave up teaching to become Director of Friends of the Earth in Britain, a post he held until 1990. When I was in the first year at UCNW, one of the others in hall with me was a third year teacher training student, Lisa Glover. Lisa was a mature student from Norfolk and was in her late 20s. I don’t know if Lisa knew that a paedophile ring was operating in north Wales, but she did know that some kids in the ‘care’ of Gwynedd Social Services were not being looked after, she knew that Gwynne was causing huge distress in the Student Health Centre, she knew that all the Top Docs in north Wales had conspired to unlawfully deny women abortions on the NHS for any reason yet abortions on demand in return for payment were available from a dangerous private abortionist in Chester, she knew about some of the more notorious sexual harassers on the staff of UCNW and she knew that the North Wales Hospital Denbigh had a grim reputation.

Lisa hung around with freshers much younger than herself and was a sort of Big Nurse to them yet didn’t genuinely support them when they couldn’t cope. Lisa had much kudos at UCNW because her brother Mark Glover was a big wig in Friends of the Earth at the time and was often in the media. Friends of the Earth shared the notorious 9 Poland Street address in London with the NCCL and the drugs charidee Release, both of whom were linked to PIE. The NCCL and Release knew about Gwynne and Dafydd. A man from Release went up to see F when he was unlawfully incarcerated in Denbigh but simply told him that there was nothing they could do and never contacted him again. Since I knew Lisa in 1981-82, Mark Glover has been involved in rather more radical groups than FoE and has built up a controversial reputation, but neither he nor Lisa have ever spoken out about matters north Wales, even at the height of the media coverage of the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. See previous posts.

Looking back in 2012, Porritt stated that becoming Director of Friends of the Earth in 1984 “was probably the best decision of my life.” Yes, Jonathan’s dad was a Top Doc who knew Gwynne and Dafydd as I shall discuss shortly and Jonathan’s career in Radical Green Activism will have been assured when someone whom Mark Glover’s sister knew refused to keep quiet about Gwynne. Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Lord David Ennals was a Radical Activist, an MP for a Norfolk constituency and facilitated abuse in Norfolk.

In 1992 Porritt backed the election of Cynog Dafis who was successfully elected to Parliament as the joint Plaid Cymru-Green MP for Ceredigion. BELOTTIE ETC HERE – MARY WYNCH link – the firebomb

In 1994, the regional council of the Green Party suspended Porritt for supporting Dafis, and demanded that Dafis stop identifying himself as Green.

Between 1996 and 2009, Porritt largely withdrew from active party politics. In March 2009, Porritt spoke at the launch of the South West Green Party European Election campaign in Bristol, stating that he had always remained a member of the Green Party and that it was the correct time to reaffirm his support. Prior to the 2015 General Election, Porritt was one of several public figures who endorsed the Parliamentary candidacy of the Green Party’s Caroline Lucas.

With Sara Parkin and Paul Ekins, Porritt founded Forum for the Future in 1996, a sustainable development charity that offers advice on sustainability planning to multinational companies including Kellogg’s and Unilever. Prof Fergus Lowe of the UCNW Dept of Psychology overthrew Dafydd’s influence in that Dept in 1987 using his knowledge of what the Gang had done to my friends and I and then built his own equally toxic empire by blackmailing and manipulating all of those who had colluded with Dafydd and Gwynne. One organisation who parted with a great deal of funding in Fungus’s direction because of this was Unilever, one reason being Lord Leverhulme aka Philip Lever being Chancellor of Liverpool University, Dafydd’s corruption pervading that institution, leaving it very vulnerable indeed when the shark Fungus knocked on their door. See eg. post ‘Feet In Chains’.

Liverpool University must be suckers for punishment because Dr Death subsequently served as the Chancellor, DATES.

Jonathan Porritt has had a great many fingers in a great many pies for years now; here are just a few…

Porritt served as Chairman of Sustainability South-West, the South-West Round Table for Sustainable Development in England, 1999-2001 and later as President.

Porritt served as a Trustee of the World Wildlife Fund (UK), 1991-2005. Sir Peter Scott Of Gwynne and Dafydd’s network (see previous posts) was involved with WWF from its early days as of course was Phil the Greek. See previous posts for WWF info.

Porritt is on the advisory board of BBC Wildlife magazine and actively supports the efforts of experts promoting renewable energy and sustainable development such as Walt Patterson.

Porritt is an endorser of the Forests Now Declaration, presented at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting, held in Bali in December 2007. The Declaration calls for new market based carbon policies and reforms to prioritize the protection of tropical forests. Porritt has strongly criticized proposals by the UK Gov’t to sell off Britain’s remaining 635,000 acres of public woodlands and helped to form the organization Our Forests in 2012 to protect and expand public and private woodlands throughout England.

Porritt acts as advisor to many bodies on environmental matters, as well as to individuals, including Carlo.

As of 2004, Porritt became a Trustee of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy. In 2005 Porritt became a Non-Executive Director of Wessex Water and in 2008 he became a Non-Executive Director for the Willmott Dixon Group. Porritt also serves on the Sustainable Retail Advisory Board for Marks & Spencer, advising the company on its long-term sustainability strategy.

Porritt is a convenor of the cross-party political movement, More United

On 9 February 2012 Porritt became Chancellor of Keele University. Keele has had a long and shameful problem of having on its staff people involved with organised abuse including the notorious social work academic Peter Righton, an active paedophile who used his publications to justify sex between adults and children.

Some 13 years ago, Charlotte Williams, a social work academic from Bangor University was given a Chair at Keele. Charlotte grew up in Bethesda and spent her career as a social worker in north Wales, during the Paedophile Years. Charlotte was treated very badly by other members of the Gang, but she didn’t ever break ranks, although she knew just how horrific the abuse of children and vulnerable adults by her colleagues was. When Operation Pallial was announced Charlotte decided that her lifelong ambition had been to live in Oz and she emigrated! Charlotte returned a few years later when the coast was clear.

Charlotte’s nephew William Housley completed his PhD at Bangor University and bagged a Chair in the Social Sciences Dept at Cardiff University on the strength of a CV of a not particularly good post-doc researcher. Mark Drakeford, Wales’s FM, See the source imagewas the senior Prof in that Dept at the time. See the source imageShould Drakeford wish to explain why Housley was entertained at Cardiff on the back of such a poor academic record as well as with his little foibles of following male students into the bogs and propositioning them,See the source image a lot of people would be keen to hear.

See previous posts for Charlotte and Houseley gen.

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The arms of The Hon. Jonathon Porritt were originally granted to his father. They consist of:
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On a wreath Or and Gules, a dent Heraldic Antelope Gules armed Azure collared Or, holding a Torch of the last enflamed proper between two Fern Fronds Vert
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Or, a serpent in bend vert between two lions’ heads erased gules, on a chief of the last two swords points upwards in saltire of the first, between as many roses argent both surmounted by another gules barbed and seeded proper
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Jonathan was the son of Lord Arthur Porritt, a very elite Top Doc to the Royal Family.

The Lord Porritt
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Arthur Porritt in 1923
11th Governor-General of New Zealand
In office
1 December 1967 – 7 September 1972
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Sir Bernard Fergusson
Succeeded by Sir Denis Blundell
2nd Chairman of the British Empire and Commonwealth Games Federation
In office
1950–1966
Preceded by Sir James Leigh-Wood
Succeeded by Sir Alexander Ross
Personal details
Born (1900-08-10)10 August 1900
Wanganui, New Zealand
Died 1 January 1994(1994-01-01) (aged 93)
London, England
Nationality New Zealand
Profession Surgeon
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/service British Army
Years of service 1940–1956
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars Second World War

Awards Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Officer of the Legion of Merit
(United States)

Colonel Arthur Espie Porritt, Baron Porritt, (10 August 1900-1 January 1994) was an Olympic athlete as well as a Royal Doc and a Guvnor. Lord Porritt was the son of Ernest Edward Porritt, also a Top Doctor. In 1920 Arthur began studying towards a medical degree at the University of Otago where he was a resident at Selwyn College and President of the Selwyn College Students’ Association. In 1923 Porritt was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and he studied medicine at Magdalen College, Oxford, 1924-26.

The Guvnor’s Sporting Achievements:

Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt
Personal information
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 yd – 9.8 (1923)
200 m – 21.5 (1925)[3][4]

Arthur Porritt represented New Zealand at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France, where he won a bronze in the 100 metre dash; the winner was Harold Abrahams (1899–1978).

Harold’s daughter Sue Pottle lived at Croesor for many years. Sue’s husband Pat Pottle was one of Bertrand Russell’s Secretaries working for CND and other Russell-initiatives. Pat Pottle and Michael Randall helped George Blake the double agent escape from Wormwood Scrubs in the 1960s, for which Pat and Michael later faced trial in a farce at the Old Bailey in the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand just a few weeks after the Drs Francis tried to have me imprisoned there in April 1991 (see eg. ‘The Bitterest Pill’). Pat and Michael were acquitted and no-one asked any questions about two ridiculous court cases at the Royal Courts within the space of a few weeks in which there were attempts to have people with strong Gwynne and Dafydd links jailed. See eg. ‘A Message Of Peace At Christmas’.

The race involving Porritt and Abrahams took place at 7 pm on 7 July 1924 and Abrahams and Porritt dined together at 7 pm on 7 July every year thereafter, until Abrahams’ death. The race was later immortalised in the film Chariots of Fire, ‘but due to Porritt’s modesty’ his name was changed to “Tom Watson”.

Chariots of Fire man NAME?? did that PR vid for the Windbag – DATE

Porritt was captain of the New Zealand team at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, but withdrew from the 100 m because of an injury. Porritt is only one of two people to have the rare honour of twice being the New Zealand flag bearer at Olympic Games, the other being Les Mills. After retirement from athletics, Porritt was New Zealand’s team manager at the 1934 British Empire Games in London and 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Porritt was the New Zealand member of the International Olympic Committee, 1934-67. He was the first President of the IOC Medical Commission and served, 1961-67. Porritt served as Chairman of the British Empire and Commonwealth Games Federation from the 1950 Auckland games to the 1966 Kingston games.

Arthur Porritt knew General Lonsdale of Stogursey…

Porritt became a house surgeon at St Mary’s Hospital, London, in 1926 and later that year was appointed surgeon to the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VIII ie. Mrs Simpson’s husband, who had an absolute bellyful of all of them in the end and buggered off to live in France. Mrs Simpson and her husband were yet another reason why the stakes were so high re Gwynne, but the fever on the part of Top Docs and so many still didn’t subside after 24 April 1986 when Mrs Simpson died.

The Gang killed my friend Anne in April 1986. George Carman has the letter that I wrote to Brown on the night of the day on which Anne was killed, it was one of the documents stolen from my house. Wendy’s mate Geoffrey Chamberlain’s pal and colleague Ollie Brooke was jailed in Dec 1986, so he will have been charged by April 1986. See eg. ‘Oliver!’.

D.G.E. Wood, you really are quite unhinged, as is everyone who has colluded with you.

The MDU solicitors Hempsons refused to defend Brave Wendy from June 1986. Not that there was much logic to that principled stance, because the MDU and Hempsons continued to represent the Drs Francis and Dafydd for years…

Arthur Porritt knew the violent, drunken, crazed Royal Doc who also worked (when he did actually turn up for work) at St Mary’s, Arthur Dickson Wright, father of serious alkie Clarissa who used her knowledge of Dafydd and Gwynne et al to crawl back into polite society in middle age as a TV chef, after Clarissa had wasted an enormous inheritance, been barred from practising as a barrister and had been unemployable for years. See ‘Arthur Dickson Wright – An Appreciation’.

On 8 March 1940, Porritt was commissioned in the RAMC. He served in France, then in Egypt, operating on seriously wounded soldiers from the North African campaign and later landing in Normandy on D-Day. On 18 December 1943, Arthur Porritt was appointed a consultant surgeon with the local rank of Brigadier. He relinquished this position and his Brigadier’s rank on 1 September 1945, by which time he was a war-substantive Lieutenant Colonel. Porritt ended his military career in September 1956, with the honorary rank of Colonel in the Territorial Army.

Porritt was King’s Surgeon to George VI, 1946-52, so knew the Top Docs who did not successfully treat George VI but told a lot of porkies about the King’s condition and subsequent death (see post ‘Successful Surgery On King George VI!’) and was Serjeant Surgeon to Brenda until 1967, while Lord Snowdon and Ma’am Darling were using the services of Drug Dealers to the Royals and Celebs Drs Ann and Peter Dally, and Lord S was using the services of Gwynne and Dafydd…

Ann Dally was, like Wendy, a Strong Woman Who Came Under Attack From The Male Medical Establishment – in Ann’s case in 1987 – after a police investigation sort of pointed the finger at Ann. See ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’. Wendy wrote a few kind words in Ann’s subsequent book of Her Hell At The Hands Of The Male Medical Establishment. Like Brave Wendy, Strong Caring Ann was cleared – of course she was, Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Lord John Walton was Chairman of the GMC – and returned to her Harley Street practice, Strong Caring Ann not having any time for plebs who couldn’t show the colour of their money. Why Brave Wendy, who Hated Private Practice, was a Committed Socialist and Loved the NHS and Poor People, ever supported the Class A drug dealer to the super-rich, Brave Wendy never explained.

Ann Dally’s mother’s maiden name was Elizabeth Gwendoline Brandt, which causes me to wonder whether she was anything to do with Jackie Brandt, serial perjurer and social worker employed by Gwynedd County Council. I first complained about Brandt in the autumn on 1986, just after Brave Wendy had been cleared and just before Elizabeth Gwendoline’s daughter was suspended by the GMC. Elizabeth Gwendoline died in 1997, the year that the Waterhouse Inquiry began.

In 1955 Arthur Porritt was called to Eastbourne by the suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams to operate on his patient Jack Hullett for colon cancer. The operation was a moderate success but the death of Hullett under Adams’ supervision a few months later followed soon after by the death of his wife Bobby, led to Adams being put on trial for Bobby’s murder in 1957. He was acquitted but is suspected in up to 163 deaths. Harriet Harman’s dad gave Expert Evidence in support of John Bodkin Adams at his trial, although Harman had no personal experience of the area in which he gave Expert Evidence.

Porritt was twice President of the Hunterian Society (once in 1951) and became President in 1960 of both the BMA and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the first person to hold the two positions simultaneously. Porritt retained the Presidency of the RCS until 1963. Porritt was created a baronet of Hampstead on 25 Jan 1963.

In 1966 Porritt was elected president for two years of the Royal Society of Medicine but served only one year before leaving for New Zealand.

Porritt was elevated to the status of a Life Peer on 5 February 1973.

Sir Arthur Porritt visits Levin War Veterans Home on 23 July 1969.

Prior to the 1969 General Election in September of that year, Porritt sparked a heated debate with a Labour candidate Eddie Isbey when he argued in a speech to the Southern Cross Medical Care Society that the welfare state was “uneconomic”. Later, Porritt’s wife also created controversy, when she replied to a question on equal pay for women by stating: “Perhaps when New Zealand, like India and Israel, produces a woman prime minister it will be time to call a halt to the emancipation movement”. Thank goodness for us ladies that such an event happened in May 1979 and there was nothing else to bellyache about. 

At his last Waitangi Day speech in 1972, Porritt caused more controversy by stating that: “MaoriPakeha relationships are being dealt with adequately through the biological process of intermarriage.” At the end of his term in September 1972 Porritt returned to England, presumably to mate with natives. If Lady Porritt did object, she could be ignored.

Lord Porritt was initiated in Oxford University’s Apollo University Lodge No. 357 on 13 June 1925, and later joined other English Constitution lodges, including Sancta Maria Lodge No. 2682 (a medical practitioners’ lodge), Prince of Wales’s Lodge No. 259 (a so-called ‘red apron’ lodge as it nominates one of the 19 Grand Stewards each year, who wear red aprons), and Royal Alpha Lodge No. 16 (membership of which is at the personal invitation of the Grand Master).

During his term as Governor-General (1968–1971), Arthur Porritt served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Zealand.

In the early 1970sTop Doc Sir Martin Roth, pal of Lord John Walton and pal of Gwynne and Dafydd, negotiated a huge loan from Marks & Spencer of favourable terms for the newly created and flat broke Royal College of Psychiatrists who take possession of a palatial Belgravia building to use as their HQ, although other Top Docs warned Roth that the Royal College could not afford it and if Roth went ahead with the acquisition of the grand building, he could well bankrupt the newly created College. Roth went ahead anyway, the Royal College enjoyed a time of gracious living before having to relocate to a more modest HQ. See eg. ‘The Newcastle-upon-Tyne Connection’. I don’t know why Lord Sieff looked upon this gang of criminals and molesters so kindly but he did and after he died, Sieff’s widow involved herself in charidee initiatives of the Gang’s network. And now Lord Arthur’s son Jonathan is advising M&S!

Lord Porritt died in London at the age of 93 on 1 January 1994, exactly one moth before hard left Labour MP Jo Richardson died in office, thus opening the door for Little Nell to become MP for Barking. Richardson went back as the late 1940s Labour Party with Footie, Crossman and Ian Mikardo. Mikardo who worked for the security services and was one of the East End MPs and general busybodies who assisted Brave Wendy et al at the London Hospital with their criminality.

Lord Porritt’s wife died in 1998, midway through the Waterhouse Inquiry.

 

then in August 1981 [Francis Noel-Baker] joined the SDP.

Not offered a seat, he left in January 1984 for the Conservatives.

In Jan 1984, D.G.E. Wood was telling me that he would refuse to treat me if I did not agree to see Gwynne the Lobotomist. Wood and Gwynne’s security services mate Prof Greig-Smith’s security services mate Douglas Hurd (see post ‘Our Man In Llandegfan’) was a Minister in the Home Office at the time, under Home Secretary Leon Brittan. Tom King was Peter Morrison’s boss at the Dept of Employment, Oct 1983-Sept 1985.

Gwynne and Dafydd’s man in the city, Peter Walker, friend of du Cann and one time business partner of a friend and colleague of Nigel Lawson, served as Energy Secretary, DATES, having been put there by Thatch to use his knowledge of those who were customers of or colluding with Gwynne and Dafydd, to flatten the NUM. Once Walker had achieved that, Thatch appointed him as Welsh Secretary, DATES. See ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part I’ and ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part II’. Lawson was Thatch’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, DATES.

He was founder president of the European Council for Villages and Small Towns, and a member of the Soil Association.

The Guardian’s obituary for Francis Noel-Baker provided further snippets:

In the period that ensued, [after Noel-Baker’s retirement from Parliament in 1970] he spent an increasing proportion of his time in Greece, becoming active in a range of Cypriot, environmental and charitable activities. As a lordly host with his wife and family at his beloved Achmetaga, he displayed generosity, humour, and loyalty to friends in all walks of life… In 1957, he married Barbara (Barbro) Sonander, of the Swedish diplomatic service, who died in 2004…

If Noel-Baker owned much of Cyprus and effectively lived there, he won’t have missed Edward du Cann, when, following bankruptcy, yet more swindling of many people and du Cann’s 1995 media appearances in which he declared himself to be Shocked and Disgusted with the state of the Tory Party and that he ‘had a lot to tell and would be telling it’, du Cann didn’t Tell All but disappeared, only to resurface years later as an elderly gent living the life of Riley in er Cyprus, where he had, since he decided that he didn’t have anything to tell after all, been running his vineyards and wine-making business. See previous posts eg. ‘Conference At Cold Comfort Farm’.

du Cann didn’t explain where he acquired the dosh to purchase his vineyards and set himself up in a business that would have needed a considerable investment to get it off of the ground, although the Secretary of State for Wales at the time that du Cann was threatening to Tell All in 1995 might know. 

Or indeed a few other people.

 

David Lloyd George, an occasional visitor to the Thropes, became Jeremy’s hero and helped form his ambitions for a political career in the Liberal Party. Trumpers’ autobiography of her life of idiocy, idleness and immense privilege mentions that in her family’s privileged Belgravia circle, the Thropes were admired for being close to the Lloyd Georges and that Mr Thrope ‘grew up with the Carey Evans children’ (see post ’95 Glorious Years!’).

Carey Evans – HERE ‘A Vampire At Glyndwr University’.

Dan Snow the ‘TV historian’ is the most recent Lloyd George descendent to allow himself to be used as a PR vehicle for the Gang’s network. Dan is the great-grandson of Lady Olwen Carey-Evans ie. Dan is Lloyd George’s great-great-grandson. Dan added to the scaffolding considerably a few years ago by marrying Lady Edwina Grosvenor, the daughter of Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor aka the 6th Duke of Westminster, the close friend of Carlo who seemed to be wherever Peter Morrison, Gwynne and Dafydd were when Gerald was at his Cheshire estate or wherever the Top Docs of St George’s were when Gerald was hanging out in Belgravia, most of which he owned. Lady Edwina is a Philanthropist and Prison Reformer. Perhaps she thought that some of her dad’s mates might be needing her soon. See previous posts.

 

In January 1938 Jeremy Thrope went to Cothill House in Oxfordshire, a prep school for Eton. By summer 1939 war looked likely and the Thorpes moved from London to the Surrey village of Limpsfield where Jeremy attended Hazelwood School. In June 1940, with invasion threatening, the Thorpe children were sent to live with their American aunt, Kay Norton-Griffiths, in Boston. In September that year Jeremy began at The Rectory School in Pomfret, Connecticut and he remained there for three years. In 1943 it was thought safe for the children to return to England and John Henry Thorpe used his political connections to secure for Jeremy a passage in the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Phoebe.

Mr Thrope started at Eton in September 1943; he was an indifferent scholar and his toadying to authority earning him the nickname “Oily Thorpe”. Mr Thrope annoyed his fellow-pupils by parading his acquaintance with a range of famous and important people and shocked the school by expressing his intention to marry Ma’am Darling. Mr Thrope’s time at Eton was marred by the death of his father in 1944, at the age of 57.

Having secured a place at Trinity College, Oxford, Thorpe left Eton in March 1947. In September he began National Service, but within six weeks was discharged on medical grounds after collapsing while attempting an assault course. Thorpe worked as a temporary preparatory school teacher before his admission to Trinity on 8 October 1948.
Mr Thorpe read Law, but his primary interests at Oxford were political and social. He was quick to seek political office, initially in the Oxford University Liberal Club (OULC) which, despite the doldrums affecting the Liberal Party, was a thriving club with over 800 members. Thorpe was elected to the club’s committee at the end of his first term; in November 1949 he became its President. Outside Oxford, Thorpe enthusiastically contributed to the Liberal Party’s national election campaigns and on reaching his 21st birthday in April 1950 applied to have his name added to the Party’s list of possible parliamentary candidates.
Beyond the OULC, Thorpe achieved the Presidency of the Oxford University Law Society, although his principal objective was the Presidency of the Oxford Union. Normally, would-be Presidents first served in the Union’s junior offices, but Thorpe decided early in 1950 to try directly for the Presidency. He was easily defeated by Ronnie Waterhouse’s lifelong bezzie mate Ronnie’s fellow Liberal barrister Robin Day. Later in 1950 Mr Thrope beat two contenders -the future Labour MP who defected to the SDP Dick Taverne and future Editor of ‘The Times’ William Rees-Mogg— to secure the Presidency for the Hilary term of 1951. Thorpe’s term as President was marked by the range of distinguished guest speakers that he recruited. Among them were Quintin Hogg aka Lord Hailsham, the barrister and former Liberal MP Norman Birkett and the writer and humourist Stephen Potter.
All of these folk whom Mr Thrope cultivated and hung out with, as high profile adults, concealed with varying degrees of enthusiasm the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Gwynne and Dafydd’s activities. Hogg and his children and even grandchildren did a great deal for Gwynne and Dafydd and as much as possible to silence complainants. Quintin’s Hogg’s roles in public life brought with them responsibilities re UCNW/Bangor University from the time of Profumo until more recently; Hogg knew exactly what Gwynne and Dafydd were doing, as did Hogg’s offspring and as most of them are barristers they knew how illegal it was. See previous posts.
The time-consuming nature of his various offices meant that Thorpe required a fourth year to complete his law studies, which ended in the summer of 1952 with a Third. At Oxford Thorpe enjoyed numerous friendships with his contemporaries, many of whom later achieved distinction. These were almost exclusively with men. Mr Thrope’s wiki entry tells us that ‘even so, he was not identified as a member of any of Oxford’s homosexual sets. He confided to a friend that politics provided him with the necessary level of emotional excitement, thus making sexual relationships unnecessary’. Thus, Mr Thrope’s biographer Michael Bloch suggests, he was accepted by his fellow-students as “a basically asexual character, wrapped up in politics and his career”. TheDevonFudgeCompany
Having been accepted as a potential Liberal parliamentary candidate by the early 1950s, Thorpe looked for a constituency. The Liberal Party was in a very sorry state; in 1951 they only had six MPs. Commentators have stated that Mr Thrope showed a principled commitment to Liberalism because his chances of reaching Parliament would have been greater had he stood for the Tories or Labour.
There is another interpretation however. The Liberals were still dominated by the Lloyd George family who ran huge swathes of Wales. They were acutely aware of the past glories and as far as they were concerned the glories continued. Liberalism was still very strong in Wales and the West Country and Mr Thrope was a shining star with powerful connections and much backing. If Mr Thrope became a Liberal MP he would soon find himself at the top of the Party; that wouldn’t have been a foregone conclusion had he been a Tory or Labour MP. Then there’d be all the Little Helpers and the powerful families, including the Royal one, behind Mr Thrope. Mr Thrope was not going to have to lead a revolution from the streets.

Initially Mr Thrope was offered the opportunity of succeeding the Liberal Party leader, Clement Davies, in Montgomeryshire, when Davies decided to retire. There being no immediate prospect of that, Thorpe looked elsewhere, in particular to Devon and Cornwall, where the party had a stronghold and had polled respectably in 1950 and 1951. In these elections Thorpe had assisted the Liberal candidate for North Cornwall, Dingle Foot, whose agent recommended Mr Thrope to the neighbouring North Devon constituency. The Foots were a big Plymouth family who, like the Lloyd Georges, were Liberal and Labour politicians and lawyers. Dingle Foot served as both a Liberal and Labour MP and as Harold Wilson’s Solicitor-General. Dingle Foot was a Big Mate to have. See previous posts eg. ‘The Bay Of Pigs Invasion’ for details of the many Foots and their activities.

Michael Foot was a Westminster Swinger before he evolved into an elderly man leading the Labour Party and shaking his stick at journos while he took Dizzy for a walk. Footie’s past Ugandan discussions were florid and he was as committed to concealing Gwynne and Dafydd’s crimes as anyone was. Furthermore Footie’s younger years as a journo – and working for the security services – meant that he had dirt on press barons like Lords Beaverbrook and Rothermere; Footie openly reminded them that one word published about his excesses and he’d publicise what they had been doing. Footie was Labour Party Leader when Brown and I were young adults and the Gang first came after us. Footie joined in with the battle against us, as did Footie’s friends with Radical Consciences eg. Eric Hobsbawm.

Footie’s friend and biographer Mervyn Jones was the son of Top Doc and psychoanalyst Ernest Jones, friend and colleague of Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist as well as of Kate Roberts the Welsh novelist and Plaid activist, a friend of Gwynne and Dafydd herself. See previous posts eg. ‘Feet In Chains’.      See the source image

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The Torrington local Liberal Party was also anxious to adopt Thorpe as their candidate, while Dingle saw him as a possible successor in North Cornwall. Thorpe chose to fight North Devon, a seat once held by the Liberals although, in 1951, the Party had finished in third place behind Conservative and Labour, with less than 20% of the vote.

The North Devon seat was created in 1950; between 1950 and 1955 it was held by the Tory Christopher Peto, who since 1945 had been the MP for Barnstable, that seat being reconfigured as North Devon in 1950. Brigadier Sir Christopher Henry Maxwell Peto, 3rd Baronet, (19 February 1897-19 May 1980) was born in 1897 at Chertsey, Surrey, the son of Sir Basil Peto and Mary Matilda Annie née Baird. Peto served in both WW I and WW II and clocked up an exceptional record in WW II. As well as being awarded the DSO in 1940, Peto also received:

  • 3 Mentions in Despatches
  • French Légion d’honneur: Chevalier
  • French Croix de Guerre with palm
  • Belgian Order of Leopold: Commander
  • Belgian Croix de Guerre with palm
  • Czech Order of the White Lion: 3rd Class
  • Czech War Cross
  • Luxembourg Order of Nassau: Commander
  • Luxembourg Croix de Guerre
  • Polish Order of Polonia Restituta

In 1966, Peto was appointed the High Sheriff of Wiltshire for the year; Peter Morrison’s family seat was in Wiltshire and the Morrisons pretty much ran the county.

In 1971, Christopher Peto inherited the baronetcy created for his father, upon the death of his elder brother. Peto died at Basingstoke, Hampshire, aged 83 in 1980, so at some point Peto migrated over to Lord Denning Central. When Peto died, the Tory MP for Basingstoke was Sir David Mitchell, father of star of Plebgate in Cameron’s Gov’t, Andrew Mitchell, Lord Denning having had Sir David’s predecessor Denzil Freeth removed as the Basingstoke MP in 1964 after Denzil was found ‘by a policeman’ outside in his undies and drunk with it as well. Despite the Disgrace, Denzil, a Bachelor who was not blessed with children, continued to pursue a very enjoyable life as the classical music critic for outlets including the BBC and ‘The Guardian’, was active in the Anglican Church and surrounded by his friends who included Grocer Heath. See previous posts.

Sir Christopher will have known many of those discussed in previous posts, including the Browns’ former neighbour General Lonsdale who was fully aware of the organised abuse and criminality surrounding him in Stogursey, a village substantially owned by the General’s friend Lady Elizabeth Gass, who owned both of the houses that Brown’s family lived in during their years in Stogursey, 1974-2006. See ‘He Was Looking At I In A Funny Way…’.

The title was inherited by Sir Christopher’s son, Michael (1938-2008), who became the 4th Baronet. Michael had three sons and the elder of these, Henry, is the 5th and current Baronet of this creation. The other Peto baronetcy, created for Sir Christopher’s grandfather, is also still extant in the senior branch of the family.

Sir Christopher was preceded as the MP for Barnstaple by a man who was very much more of Mr Thrope’s ilk than Sir Christopher, a member of a landed Devon family, Sir Richard Acland. Sir Richard Thomas Dyke Acland, 15th Baronet (26 November 1906-24 November 1990) was one of the founding members of the British Common Wealth Party in 1942, having previously been a Liberal MP. He joined the Labour Party in 1945 and was later a Labour MP. Sir Richard was one of the founders of the CND and knew Bertrand Russell and those around Russell in CND (see eg. ‘Captain Swing and His Crew’ and ‘A Message Of Peace At Christmas’). See the source image

Acland was the eldest son of Sir Francis Dyke Acland, 14th Baronet, the Liberal MP for WHERE DATES and Eleanor Margaret Cropper. Born on 26 November 1906 at Broadclyst, Devon, Acland was educated at Rugby School and Balliol College, Oxford, that conveyor belt for so many British leading politicians, including Grocer Heath, Denis Healey, Woy etc. After Balliol, Acland became a barrister, being admitted to the Inner Temple in 1930.

Inner Temple was the preferred refuge of the Havers family of Concealing VIP Paedophilia; Sir Cecil Havers began the family tradition and his children Lord Michael Havers and Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss also became members of Inner Temple. Inner Temple hit the jackpot in 1960, when the son of one Ronald Armstrong Jones, a members of Inner Temple, married Ma’am Darling! Mr Thrope became a member of Inner Temple in Feb 1954 and also hit the jackpot when Ronald’s son married Ma’am Darling, because Mr Thrope had been sexually involved with both members of the happy couple by the time of their marriage. 

The Armstrong-Jones’s lived in Belgravia but had a country home near Caernarfon. Ma’am Darling’s husband enjoyed using the services provided by Gwynne and Dafydd and just in case anyone wished to object to the lobotomies and the dungeon at Denbigh, from 1955 Ronald Of Inner Temple doubled up as a Lord Chancellor’s Visitor, one of those who ensured that Standards In Asylums Were Acceptable and that Patients’ Rights Were Respected. Ronald Of Inner Temple stepped down as a Lord Chancellor’s Visitor in 1963 as the Profumo Affair was in full swing, on Medical Advice having been told by his own Top Doc that the Travelling Would Be Too Much for him. See the source image

Ronald Of Inner Temple was also a Governor of Bart’s, a hospital that trained a lot of Docs who chose to work in Bangor. Bart’s had a close relationship with the London Hospital and many of Brave Wendy’s colleagues held joint appointments with the London Hospital and Bart’s. See post ‘This Is A Nightmare For All Of Us’.

Brave Wendy:

Ronald Armstrong-Jones:

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Ronald’s dad Robert Armstrong-Jones had grown up and gone to school in north Wales and trained as a Top Doc at Bart’s after attending UCNW. Robert Armstrong-Jones was from one of the grand families that ran north Wales. Robert worked as a physician and a psychiatrist and became Superintendent of Colney Hatch Asylum, later known as Friern Barnet. Friern Barnet was a psych hospital in north London in which patients who were witnesses to serious crime were dumped and left to rot, such that as in the case of so many psych hospitals, no-one dared close it down.

When I worked at St George’s Hospital Medical School, I shared a flat with Hilda, a student mental health Angel who worked at Friern Barnet, whom I now know was an undercover MI5 or Special Branch officer. Hilda had heard about Denbigh because she’d done her general Angel’s training in Liverpool and she reported abuse of patients in a GP-led community unit attached to Friern Barnet. Hilda’s concerns went nowhere and when she told her Nursing Tutor ‘The care here is appalling, it is dreadful’, she was met with the usual ‘Perhaps, perhaps’. Hilda had actually reported a violent assault on an elderly lady by an Angel that had left the elderly lady visibly injured. There was no action taken against the violent Angel; instead Hilda was moved to another placement. Hilda also openly discussed with me the ‘terrible’ nursing at Springfield Hospital, the psych unit attached to St George’s, See the source imagethat was notorious among Angels in other hospitals in London.

I shared that flat in Sellincourt Road, Tooting, with Hilda in 1989. Hilda lived in Tooting but worked in the Haringey/Islington area of London. MI5 were very well aware of what was happening in the nation’s NHS and welfare state, there were plants everywhere, but no-one stopped the crime or indeed helped me. I liked Hilda and other people whom I now know were plants and we discussed what was happening to me and other victims of the Gang extensively, but I really would have appreciated some help instead of being left to be attacked by gangsters.See the source image

The ‘professionals’ and public figures in the Haringey/Islington area around Friern Barnet were in business with Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang in north Wales. Wendy Savage served as a member of the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and she may still do so. Jezza Corbyn has also served as a member of that NHS Authority/Trust, which has gone under a number of different names.

Richard Acland served as a lieutenant in the Royal Devon Yeomanry. He married Anne Stella Alford, an architect, and together they had four sons, including John Dyke Acland and Robert D. Acland.

 

Richard Acland succeeded his father as baronet in 1939. Acland stood unsuccessfully as the potential MP for Torquay at the 1929 General Election. He was elected Liberal MP for Barnstaple in 1935, having first contested the seat in 1931. Acland was a junior Whip for the Liberals and he helped launch the Popular Front in December 1936, his politics changing course subsequently.

In 1942, Acland broke from the Liberals to found the socialist Common Wealth Party with J. B. Priestley and Tom Wintringham, opposing the coalition between the major parties. During WW II, the Common Wealth Party showed signs of a breakthrough, especially in London and Merseyside, winning three by-elections. However, the 1945 General Election was a severe disappointment. Only one MP, Ernest Millington, was elected and other figures left, some joining the Labour Party. Acland himself lost his seat in Putney.

Acland then joined Labour and was selected to fight the Gravesend seat following the expulsion of the Labour MP Garry Allighan from the Labour Party for making allegations of corruption. Acland won the Gravesend by-election of November 1947. Back in Parliament, Acland served as Second Church Estates Commissioner 1950–51. In 1955, he resigned from Labour in protest against the Party’s support for the Conservative Govt’s nuclear defence policy and lost Gravesend when he stood as an independent in the same year. Acland was considered to have helped the Conservative WHO to take the seat, denying it to the new Labour candidate, Victor Mishcon. LAWYERS HERE

As an advocate of public land ownership, Acland ‘felt it impossible to reconcile his possession of the Acland estates with his politics’. In 1944 Acland sold his estates at Killerton in Devon and Holnicote in Somerset to the National Trust for £134,000 (2011 equivalent £13.5 million), partly out of principle and also to ensure their preservation intact. This decision almost led to Acland and his wife Anne splitting up. Anne Aclan destroyed all of her letters relating to this period, between mid-summer 1942 and January 1943.

Corresponding with the National Trust, Acland said: “I am not giving you all my property. I am keeping some of it to live on, some of it to buy a house, and some of it I am giving to Common Wealth. With what is left I pay off as much of the debts as possible [these being £21,000 death duties on his father’s estate, and £11,000 accumulated debt, equivalent to circa £3 million in 2011], and then hand over the rest to you, leaving you, I regret to say, to look after what is left of the debts.” This deal was not publicly known; “in widespread publicity from which the National Trust and the Aclands emerged glowing with virtue, the entire transaction was portrayed as a gift”TheDevonFudgeCompany
and “the Aclands held on to… eighteenth-century family plates and dishes, portraits and landscapes, a group of family miniatures, an early nineteenth-century piano… they were able to buy a nice house in Hampstead at 66 Frognal Street; there was to be an education fund for the boys; and Common Wealth received about £65,000, allowing it to win two more by-elections.” Additionally, Acland retained some rights, including the gift of the living at the parish church, and entitlement to shooting (“to be arranged as to suit the convenience of the shooting tenants”) and fishing.

Acland’s sons were in later years displeased with the loss of the estates; the heir, John, left a 1994 document at Devon Record Office outlining “how he had made many requests that his mother ‘should explain to me why the Killerton and Holnicote estates had been given to the National Trust in the 1940s’… John found on reading [the letters between his mother and father] that she had destroyed all the documents from the critical period at the end of 1942… His note continued: ‘Anne only talked to me once, in 1989, about the gift of the estates… her principal contention was that she and Richard had been in complete agreement at every stage.’ Perhaps all this secrecy, the denial of the story, was an attempt by Anne and Richard to protect themselves from the rage of their children.”

Soon after leaving Parliament, Richard Acland took a job as a maths master at Wandsworth Grammar School with effect from September 1955. The ring run by St George’s and Springfield Hospitals and Wandsworth Borough Council that boomed when it went into business with Gwynne, Dafydd et al from the late 1960s onward (see eg. ‘Lord Snooty The Third’), already existed in Wandsworth in the 1950s.

In 1957 Richard Acland helped to form CND and was a senior lecturer in education at St. Luke’s College of Education, Exeter, between 1959 and his retirement in 1974. Acland died in Exeter on 24 Nov 1990, at the age of 83, four days before Thatch resigned as PM.

See post ‘Our Man In Llandegfan’ for details of the substantial role that Douglas Of the Security Services played re the Gang, Douglas being the nephew of a friend of Prof Peter Greig-Smith, who worked in the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW. Brown and I lived in the same village as Greig-Smith, a village popular with NHS and University staff. Greig-Smith was one person in UCNW who was undoubtedly working for the security services and probably at a senior level. Greig-Smith was a dreadful old bugger who loathed and was loathed by most of his colleagues, but if he was trying to stop their criminal activities he was very ineffective.

Throughout 1990, the Gang took me to the High Court at least five times in attempts to have me imprisoned, as discussed in eg. ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Bill’. Perjury was committed by the Gang in every case, with the knowledge of the MDU and their solicitors Hempsons, as well as the Attorney General Patrick Mayhew of Middle Temple a la Ronnie Waterhouse, who had approved the prosecutions. In every case, the barristers and judges read masses of documentary evidence demonstrating serious criminality on the part of numerous people in north Wales. The evidence was simply ignored.

All documentation relating to two of the Court hearings has disappeared from my files and there was an unsuccessful application to a Court on the part of the Gang to have me detained at Brenda’s pleasure. I only found out about this accidentally and no documentation referring to it exists in my files.

Some two weeks after Sir Richard Acland died, I was arrested yet again in London, on the orders of the Gang after yet more perjury, with a view to having me imprisoned…

Never mind, the enormous conspiracy between the Top Docs of St George’s and other London hospital, others and Tory politicians who wanted to get rid of Thatch – led by Heseltine from Swansea who had served as the Tory MP for Tavistock in Devon, March 1966-Feb 1974 and assisted by Geoffrey Howe, bent barrister from south Wales  – had succeeded. Top Docs like Geoffrey Chamberlain, Wendy Savage, Uncle Harry and John Marks really wanted the Tories out completely See the source imagebut such was the scrapping that wasn’t achieved, they just ended up with John Major instead. All deals, negotiations and knives in backs were done over my case.

I’m delighted to have got rid of Thatch, but I’d like to have been thanked rather than dragged through the Courts and hounded out of my career. Furthermore if I’d have known I’d have got rid of the whole lot of them.

Sir Christopher Peto’s successor as the MP for North Devon was James Lindsay.

James Lindsay
Member of Parliament for North Devon
In office
26 May 1955 – 8 October 1959
Preceded by Christopher Peto
Succeeded by Jeremy Thorpe
Personal details
Born 16 December 1906
Died 27 August 1997 (aged 90)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Bronwen Scott-Ellis
Alma mater Magdalen College, Oxford

James Louis Lindsay (16 December 1906-27 August 1997) was the second and youngest son of David Lindsay, 27th Earl of Crawford, and Constance Lilian, daughter of Sir Henry Pelly, 3rd Baronet. David Lindsay, 28th Earl of Crawford, was his elder brother. James was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford.

Lindsay fought in WW II as a Major in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Lindsay served for one term as the Tory MP for North Devon. He lost his seat in 1959 by 362 votes to Mr Thrope. Lindsay came from a political family, and was elected to Parliament in the same General Election as his nephew Lord Balniel who represented Hertford, also as a Conservative. Lord Balniel aka Robert Alexander Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford and 12th Earl of Balcarres, Baron Balniel was of course Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate who held sway in the National Association for Mental Health (MIND), serving as Chairman, 1963-70 and ensured that Denbigh wasn’t closed down. Balniel took part in the 1961 charade with Macmillan’s Health Minister Enoch Powell discussed in previous posts, when Enoch visited Denbigh, expressed outrage, pretended that he was going to make damn sure that Denbigh closed ‘but ooh Lord Balniel has made such a fuss that I can’t shut it down’.

Balniel became Chairman of MIND in 1963, the year that the Profumo Affair hit the media and nearly brought down Macmillan’s Gov’t and Lord Snowdon’s dad decided that the Travelling Would Be Too Much For Him if he continued his diligent visits to asylums to ensure that there were no lobotomised victims of his son’s sex offences languishing in the Denbigh Dungeon.See the source image Dafydd and Gwynne had a great deal to do with the Profumo Affair, but as ever their names were kept out of it.

Before inheriting two earldoms and therefore sitting in the Lords, Lord Balniel (Lord Balniel was a courtesy title conferred upon Balniel until he inherited his earldoms) served as the Tory MP for Hertford, May 1955-Feb 1974 and Welwyn Hatfield, Feb 1974-Oct 1974. Balniel served as PPS to Henry Brooke, 1955-59, the infamous and unpopular Tory Home Secretary who refused Ruth Ellis’s plea for clemency and demanded that She Must Hang. Hampstead dwellers Henry Brooke and his wife Barbara Brooke bred a Tory dynasty, one of whom was Thatch’s WHAT Peter Brooke. One of Peter Brooke’s siblings was married to a Top Doc at St George’s. Baroness Barbara Brooke was a Minister of Religion’s daughter from south Wales and she had fingers in many NHS and welfare pies in London and nationally, as detailed in previous posts.

When the Grocer became PM, Balniel served as his Minister of State for Defence, June 1970-Nov 1972, under Defence Secretary Lord Carrington, who was as guilty as Quintin Hogg in terms of a long and glorious career of facilitating any crime, however serious, in order to keep Gwynne and Dafydd’s activities under wraps. Balniel was then Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Nov 1972-March 1974, under Foreign Secretary Alec Douglas Home. In 1972, Douglas Home’s son and heir David married Jane Williams-Wynne , a member of one of the Gang’s network of Posh Families who call the shots in north Wales. Until 2013 David Douglas-Home served as Chairman of Coutts & Co (see ‘Upper Class Twit Of The Year – Shooting Themselves’ for details of how a Coutts cheque was used to pay Mr Bridgy Celeb for services rendered) and David Douglas-Home remains Chairman of the Grosvenor Group, the company that manages property belonging to the Duke of Westminster. See previous posts.

Six months after Balniel moved to the Foreign Office from Defence, his former Ministerial colleague from Defence Anthony Lambton aka Lord Lambton resigned after being caught in the News of the Screws call-girls and cannabis sting earlier in 1973. Lambton was Alec Douglas Home’s cousin and was busy with the call girls and joints when he worked with Balniel under Carrington. Lord Lambton had been using the services of a Mayfair escort agency and spent much time in the posh bits of London, although his ancestral seat was in the Durham/Northumberland region, on the site of the trafficking ring in the North East that worked in partnership with Gwynne and Dafydd.

Once more, Gwynne and Dafydd were at the root of yet another huge Gov’t sex scandal but their names were not mentioned. Lord Lambton had been using sex workers supplied by Gwynne and Dafydd’s business…

Lord Lambton’s daughter Lucinda is married to Torygraph old timer Peregrine Worsthorne.

Balniel’s friend and fellow MIND big wig (and of course another good friend of Gwynne and Dafydd) Lady Juliet Bingley and her family lived in Hertfordshire. Lady Juliet was the daughter of Reginald Vick a surgeon at Bart’s and as a Posh Young Lady Juliet had trained as a social worker at the LSE when Richard Crossman’s Swinging mates managed and staffed the LSE. Lady Juliet worked as a social worker, including at Bart’s and then married a Posh Man, Admiral Sir Alec Bingley, who in 1959 was appointed Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet and NATO Commander of the Allied Forces Mediterranean and in 1961 became Commander in Chief Portsmouth Allied Forces Channel, retaining that position until he retired in 1963. See the source imageSir Alec served with and knew Lord Louis Mountbatten, A Person Of Low Morals. See the source image

After Sir Alec died on 28 Sept 1972 – two months before Balniel transferred from the Defence Dept to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office – Lady Juliet realised that MIND and her pal Lord Balniel were in need of her and she took over from Balniel as Chairman of MIND and the in situ Posh Person at MIND who’s clout protected Gwynne and Dafydd.

Lord Balniel left the Grocer’s Dept of Defence just in time to avoid being publicly identified as one of Lambton’s close colleagues; he was by the time the scandal broke working as a Minister for Lambton’s cousin. See the source imageBalniel had handed over to Lady Juliet as Chairman of MIND just as he took up the Minster’s role under Carrington, working alongside er Lambton. See the source imageThat’s Balniel of Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, the Trinity College of Bertrand Russell and the Cambridge spies who found themselves at the centre of sex scandals linked to Gwynne and Dafydd.

There’s a running theme here and it isn’t that Thoroughly Immoral Man Stephen Ward or even the Poor Little Tart Christine Keeler let alone People Who Are Lying To Get Compensation.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Born in Chelsea on 6 June 1919, Peter Carington was the only son of the 5th Baron Carrington by his wife, the Hon. Sybil Marion Colville, a daughter of Charles Colville, 2nd Viscount Colville of Culross. Peter was a great-nephew of the Liberal statesman Charles Wynn-Carington, 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire, and also of politician and courtier the Hon. Sir William Carington. Brought up at the Millaton House in Devon, Lord Carrington was educated at: Sandroyd School from 1928 to 1932, based at the time in the town of Cobham, Surrey (now the site of Reed’s School), and Eton.

Peter Alexander Rupert Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, KG, GCMG, CH, MC, PC, DL (6 June 1919-9 July 2018), served as Defence Secretary, 1970-74, Foreign Secretary, 1979-82, Chairman of British General Electric Company from 1983 to 1984, and Secretary General of NATO, 25 June 1984-1 July 1988. Before his death in 2018, Carrington was the last surviving member of the 1951–55 Gov’t of Winston Churchill, the Eden Gov’t, and the Macmillan Gov’t, as well as of the Cabinets of Alec Douglas-Home and Grocer Heath. Following the House of Lords Act 1999, which removed the automatic right of hereditary peers to sit in the House of Lords, Carrington was created a life peer as Baron Carington of Upton.

Previous posts have detailed Carrington’s numerous crimes re Gwynne and Dafydd, but here’s a reminder of the worst:

From the end of 1959/beginning of 1960, Carrington served under Harold Macmillan as First Lord of the Admiralty until October 1963. Think Sir Alec Bingley as well as of course John Vassall and the Gay Spies in the Admiralty (see previous posts) and Lord Snowdon’s dad having to stop All That Travelling.

These were the years of the Royal Navy’s Indian summer and Carrington completed his education in high level defence with Lord Mountbatten. Carrington ‘found Mountbatten impossibly vain and unrealistic in his pretensions’ and no doubt A Person Of Low Morals as well.

In a 1977 letter discussing the policy of torture of Irish republican internees during Operation Demetrius in August 1971, Harold Wilson’s then Home Secretary Merlyn Rees (a Leeds MP who served as Home Secretary and N Ireland Secretary in the post-war Labour Gov’ts who was himself as guilty as they come re concealing Gwynne and Dafydd’s crimes, as discussed in previous posts) attributed the origins of the policy in particular to Carrington: ‘”It is my view (confirmed by Brian Faulkner before his death [NI’s PM at the time]) that the decision to use methods of torture in Northern Ireland in 1971/72 was taken by Ministers – in particular Lord Carrington, then Secretary of State for Defence.” Presumably when Lord Lambton et al were not actually out of the office discussing Uganda with sex workers supplied by Gwynne and Dafydd.

Carrington was prepared to carry out the same unlawful techniques with witnesses to Gwynne and Dafydd’s criminality as he did with N Ireland internees.

It’s incredible isn’t it, the NATO Commander of the 1980s believed that it was OK to murder the witnesses to an international gang of paedophiles lest exposure cause embarrassment to Thatch’s Gov’t and the Royal Family.

‘Oh Christ there’s been another complaint about Gwynne and the boyfriend of the Mad Student concerned has backed her up, we know the parents of both of them, OK Carrington, it’s NATO Commander for you…’

A further plus to Prof Eric Sunderland of the Durham contingent being parachuted in as Principal of UCNW in May 1984 when Brown and I refused to withdraw our complaint about Gwynne is that Carrington’s old pal Lord Lambton’s ancestral seat was on Eric’s Durham/Northumberland turf.

Carrington served as Chairman of the Conservative Party, 1972-74, when Edward du Cann’s hopes of becoming Leader of the Tory Party were dashed when the Grocer denounced du Cann, Tiny Rowland, Duncan Sandys et al at Lonrho as ‘the unacceptable face of capitalism’ after my grandfather had spent years denouncing du Cann as a crook. The lunch at the Clarence took place in 1973/74 and not long after, Sir Peter Morrison encouraged Thatch to stand for the Leadership of the Tory Party. A conspiracy of a small number of Tories ensured that du Cann was held over a barrel and supported Thatch himself, bringing his crowd along with him. See ‘The Milk Street and Other Mafias’.

We Shall Remember Them, the murderer of children at work:

Carrington (then Foreign Secretary) and US Secretary of State Haig meet during a 1981 state visit by Margaret Thatcher to the US

In 1979 Carrington was made Foreign Secretary and Minister for Overseas Development in the first Cabinet of Thatch. Thatch spoke very highly of Carrington, stating that “Peter had great panache and the ability to identify immediately the main points in any argument; and he could express himself in pungent terms. We had disagreements, but there were never any hard feelings.”

Carrington Chaired the Lancaster House conference in 1979, attended by Ian Smith, Abel Muzorewa, Robert Mugabe, Joshua Nkomo and Josiah Tongogara, which brought to an end Rhodesia’s Bush War. Carrington later expressed his support for Mugabe over Ian Smith.See the source image

Carrington (then NATO Secretary General) with West German Foreign Minister Genscher in Bonn, 1984

Lord Carrington served as Secretary General of NATO from 1984 to 1988. Apart from his political posts, Carrington was the Chancellor of the University of Reading and served as Chairman of several companies, including Christie’s, and as a Director of many others, including Barclays Bank, Schweppes and the Daily Telegraph. He also Chaired the Bilderberg conferences from 1990 to 1998. From 1983 to 2002, Carrington was President of the Pilgrims Society and from 1971 to 2018 the President of the Britain–Australia Society. Has anyone told Strong Woman Julia Gillard?

Carrington was appointed Chancellor of the Order of the Garter on 8 November 1994, four days after Dafydd obtained an injunction against F and me from Liverpool High Court on the grounds that I was an imminent threat to his life. The only truthful allegation in Dafydd’s affidavit was that F had blown a raspberry down the phone at him some months earlier. Harriet Harman’s dad, a Top Doc who knew Dafydd and Gwynne and who served as President of the MDU – the MDU organised Dafydd’s affidavit – died on 13 Nov 1994. Carrington retired as Chancellor of the Order of the Garter in October 2012, a few weeks after Tony Francis was found dead.

Millaton House, Devon, Carrington’s youthful home:See the source image

Carrington died on 9 July 2018 at the age of 99 yrs after hundreds and hundreds of complaints about the abuse of children in care and vulnerable people in north Wales were ignored, while official documentation was forged or destroyed and perjury was committed in open Court, including in the High Court, repeatedly. See the source imageOh and the corpses of those who had complained were found regularly.

Can someone explain please? What about you Lord Hain, being All Radical and having ignored a letter from me about these matters when you were Secretary of State for Wales? See the source imageCan I just mention that my grandfather took on Tiny Rowland which was more than you ever did, the Tiny who didn’t treat Darkies in South Africa that well really and grandpa wasn’t even a Secretary of State, he was just an angry old bloke from Somerset.

 

Lady Juliet’s son William succeeded to the role of MIND’s Resident Posh Person, but it was the late 1970s/80s by then, so William had to adopt the pretence of being a Radical Who Was Down With The Kids and just wanted to help patients get out of this shit yeah, rather than break cover as a Posh Man of the British Establishment who could meet every concern re a Gwynne and Dafydd outrage with 

When Radical William inherited MIND, Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate – and Richard Crossman’s mate – Labour MP David Ennals who served as Sunny Jim’s DHSS Secretary, 1976-79, became Radical William’s right hand man at MIND. Lord David Ennals served as Chairman of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1960-64, as did his brother John, 1968-76. See the source imageDavid Ennals’ son Sir Paul clutters up many Safeguarding Boards in the North East as well as in north London, served as Chief Exec of the National Children’s Bureau (another organisation which has found itself hosting paedophiles) and was appointed to a number of Gov’t roles concerned with children and young people by Miranda and Gordon’s New Labour Gov’ts.See the source image

David Ennals sadly died rather unexpectedly ‘from pancreatic cancer’ on 17 June 1995. A whole collection of Insider witnesses left for a Better Place in 1995, most notably Bing Spear, Dafydd’s mate, the corrupt Civil Service mandarin who was at the top of the Home Office Drugs Branch Inspection Unit for decades and Peter Morrison. Bing died in Cornwall on 9 July 1995, Peter was found dead in his house in Belgravia on 13 July 1995. Brown was forced out of his lecturing job at Aston University in July 1995 and the Gang were gathering yet more Evidence of my Insanity and Dangerousness to present a case for me being sent to live with Mr Savile at Broadmoor. Alec Douglas Home died in Oct 1995 and Sir Charles Evans pegged out in Dec 1995. Viv Stanshall and Peter Cook also died in 1995; Viv spontaneously combusted in bed MONTH and Peter Cook died from cirrhosis CHECK in MONTH. That’ll teach him for taking the piss out of Sir Joseph Cantley presiding over Mr Thrope’s trial.

By 1995, Ronnie Waterhouse knew that he would be holding a rigged Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal although The Hague hadn’t yet decided to hold the Inquiry, wouldn’t decide to do so until Spring 1996 and wouldn’t decide to appoint Ronnie to Chair it until Autumn 1996, so it’s just as well that Ronnie knew and altered his retirement plans accordingly well in advance. See ‘Heart Of Darkness’.

David Ennals was a personal friend of the Dalai Lama.See the source image

The other Ennals brother Martin, an LSE graduate, was Secretary-General of Amnesty International, 1968-80. Martin was a founding member of AAM in 1959 and also served as Secretary General of NCCL, 1959-66, before it became clear that NCCL had been infiltrated by paedophiles. When that did become obvious, the NCCL had been working with MIND. In 1966 Martin Ennals was appointed Information  and Publications Officer for the Commission for Racial Equality. Martin Ennals died aged 64 on 5 Oct 1991, which was just about when Tony and Sadie Francis pretended that peace had broken out in my direction after the numerous unsuccessful attempts to have me imprisoned, only to be busying themselves behind the scenes with others we know and love formulating the next Cunning Plan.

Martin Ennals was awarded the Ghandi Peace Prize. Here’s Ghandi with Two Persons Of Low Morals: 

See eg. ‘MIND Are Out For Mental Health – But Never For Themselves Of Course’ and ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’ for more Ennals laffs.

Mr Thrope was an early supporter of the AAM,See the source image as was Lady Lavender Patten of Barnes, wife of Lord Chris, who served as Tory MP for Bath, DATES. When Patten lost his seat – although he had organised the Tories’ successful national General Election campaign of that year – Lord Chris and Lady Lavender nipped off to Hong Kong as Governor of the colony and his wife.See the source image

Lord Balniel’s uncle James Lindsay married the Hon. Bronwen Mary, daughter of Thomas Scott-Ellis, 8th Baron Howard de Walden, in 1933. They had three sons and one daughter.

James Lindsay died on 27 August 1997, aged 90. George Thomas took a leaf out of Lindsay’s book and died on 22 Sept 1997. Both of them died after Ronnie had spent a few months telling the former residents of children’s homes in north Wales that they were Lying To Get Compensation after invited the Lying Criminal Drug Addicts to give evidence. Some of the Liars were unable to continue with their evidence because they were too distressed, one of them collapsed and had to be taken to hospital and others left the building helping each other to stay upright and keep walking, which Ronnie interpreted as being a sign that they had left their burden behind them. Another young woman decided that she wanted to unburden herself by live video link and Ronnie got really pissed off with her because she kept crying and was a Most Unsatisfactory Witness.

In the face of all of these crazy, distressed liars whom no sensible person would believe, See the source imageone can only wonder why every agency and member of staff giving evidence at the Inquiry was represented by solicitors and/or barristers, sometimes more than one of each. The Welsh Office was represented by Lady Patricia Scotland QC, they didn’t even rely on their own crooked lawyer Andrew Park who had served them so well for years. Patsy bagged her People’s Peerage from Miranda during the Inquiry! See the source image

She’s a Lady and she’s Black and she enjoys Gracious Living:

Why the hell did Lord MacKay of Clashfern, a crusty old white male Tory Scottish Presbytarian not known for his positive discrimination, believe in 1991 that it was important for Patsy to become the First Black Lady QC?

Did Lord Mackay sign up to this campaign as well Patsy? Lord Mackay who will not work on the Sabbath and became embroiled in a spat over the matter of a Presbytarian attending the funeral of a Catholic friend?

Lord MacKay of Clashfern says RELAX!

 

Jan – daughter of Col – See post ‘Social Work – Theory’.

Shirl – MP for WHERE – Balniel DATES.

 

Thorpe was adopted as North Devon’s Liberal candidate in April 1952. His political stance matched that of other young activists, who believed that the Party should offer a radical non-socialist alternative to the Conservative Gov’t. Mr Thrope and others founded the Radical Reform Group, to drive the Party in that direction. He spent much of his spare time cultivating the voters in North Devon; at rallies and on the doorstep he mixed local concerns with conspicuously liberal views on larger, international issues such as colonialism and apartheid. When Anthony Eden, who had succeeded Winston Churchill as PM, called a snap General Election in April 1955, Thorpe succeeded in halving the Conservative majority in the constituency, restoring the Liberals to second place. Anthony Eden’s son and heir Nicholas was, like Lord Snowdon, utilising services provided by Gwynne and Dafydd. Nicholas died from AIDS in Aug 1985, yet another reason why Tony Francis and the Gang were in overdrive about my complaints by then. It was in Aug 1985 that I went to see Keith Best, MP for Anglesey and Welsh Office Minister about the Gang’s activities, not realising that Best was Of The Gang himself and Tony Francis had contacted Best as soon as Francis knew that I was going to complain and ask for access to my medical records.

In need of a paid occupation, Thorpe opted for the law and in February 1954 was called to the bar in the Inner Temple. Mr Thrope found it difficult to earn a living from his fees; he needed another source of income and thus took up TV journalism. Thorpe was employed by Associated Rediffusion, at first as Chairman of a science discussion programme, The Scientist Replies, and later as an interviewer on the station’s major current affairs vehicle This Week . Among various assignments for This Week, Mr Thrope travelled to Ghana in 1957 to cover the country’s independence celebrations and in 1958 he reported from Jordan on a plot to assassinate King Hussein. Mr Thrope also became a regular on BBC radio’s Any Questions?  In 1959 Mr Thrope was offered the post of chief commentator by Associated Rediffusion, but as the condition was that he gave up his parliamentary candidature, he declined.

Associated Rediffusion – the Asa Briggs link HERE

Through the later 1950s Thorpe juggled his legal and TV work with his political duties in North Devon, where he worked to build up support. From September 1956 the Liberal Party was led by Jo Grimond, a more up-to-date figure than his elderly predecessor Clement Davies and more in tune with the ideas of Thorpe and the Radical Reform Group, indeed down with the kids.See the source image Jo Grimond’s wife Laura, granddaughter of the former Liberal PM H.H. Asquith, was a big fan of Mr Thrope and campaigned for him.

The Liberal Party polled well in a series of by-elections during 1957 and 1958, culminating in a victory at Torrington in March 1958, a seat which the Party had not contested in the 1955 general election. Thorpe, who had figured prominently in the Torrington campaign, saw this victory in an adjoining Devon constituency as a harbinger of his own future success.

The victorious Torrington Liberal candidate in 1958 was Mark Bonham-Carter, a member of the Liberal dynasty.

The Lord Bonham-Carter
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Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
21 July 1986 – 4 September 1994
Life Peerage
Member of Parliament
for Torrington
In office
27 March 1958 – 8 October 1959
Preceded by George Lambert
Succeeded by Percy Browne
Personal details
Born 11 February 1922
Died 4 September 1994 (aged 72)
Political party Liberal / Liberal Democrats

Mark Raymond Bonham Carter, Baron Bonham-Carter (11 February 1922- 4 September 1994), was the son of the Liberal activists Sir Maurice Bonham Carter and his wife, the former Lady Violet Asquith, daughter of the Liberal PM H. H. Asquith. Mark’s siblings were Helen, Laura and Raymond. Educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford, Mark’s studies were interrupted by WW II and he was commissioned in the Grenadier Guards in November 1941. Bonham-Carter concluded WW II by standing as the unsuccessful Liberal candidate for Barnstaple in the 1945 General Election, before returning to finish the last year of his course at Oxford. Mark then spent a year at the University of Chicago before going into publishing, working for the Collins publishing firm but left as his directors did not agree with his political activities.

In 1955, Mark married Leslie, Lady St Just, the former wife of Peter George Grenfell, 2nd Baron St Just (1922–1984) and the younger daughter of American magazine publisher Condé Nast. By Leslie, Bonham-Carter had three daughters: Jane (created Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury), Virginia and Eliza Bonham Carter. He also had a stepdaughter from his wife’s former marriage.

Bonham-Carter’s family continued their heavy involvement in Liberal politics, especially when Mark’s sister Laura married the Liberal leader Jo Grimond. It was in 1958 that the Torrington by-election was called in a safe Conservative seat and Bonham-Carter became the Liberal candidate. Much to everyone’s surprise Mark won, overturning a 9,000 majority, giving the Liberals their first by-election gain since 1929. Bonham-Carter’s margin of victory was just 219 votes. Nonetheless, it was a major boost to the Liberals and the first in a string of by-election victories that would make up the postwar Liberal Revival. Grimond was personally hopeful that Bonham-Carter would be his designated successor. However at the 1959 General Election, just 18 months after his victory, Mark narrowly lost the seat to the Conservatives. Mark continued to be a close advisor to Grimond throughout the latter’s Leadership but would never again be an MP, despite a third, unsuccessful, and equally close candidature for Torrington in the 1964 General Election.

Mark Bonham-Carter was a friend of Richard Crossman’s and is mentioned in Crossman’s Diaries as enjoying the company of handsome young men in gentleman’s clubs in London…

Previous posts discuss the Bonham-Carters in detail; there were/are a great many of them. Desmond Bonham-Carter was a big pal of Crossman; Desmond served as Chairman WHAT of UCH?? UCL?? and WHICH Regional Health Board. In that capacity Desmond  was a powerful figure in some of the most prestigious parts of Britain’s NHS, including those parts central to the Westminster Paedophile Ring at Grand NHS Institutions and Medical Establishment HQ, keeping the lid on Gwynne and Dafydd.

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After his short career as an MP, Mark Bonham Carter found other outlets for his political and publishing interests. He continued to work as a prominent member of the Collins firm, becoming close friends with Roy Jenkins (reportedly Woy’s wife’s lover) and serving as Woy’s literary agent. Bonham-Carter became the first Chairman of the Race Relations Board 1966–1971, and its successor, the Community Relations Commission 1971–1977.

Mark was also prominent in the Arts world, as one of the Directors of the Royal Opera House 1958–1982, a Governor of the Royal Ballet 1960–1994 (Chairman of the Board after 1985), and Vice-Chairman of the BBC 1975-80, being vetoed as Chairman by Thatch.

On 21 July 1986, two months after the Gang killed my friend Anne and the month after Hempsons refused to continue representing Wendy Savage in her Battle With The Male Medical Establishment (see post ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’ and ‘This Is A Nightmare For All Of Us’), Mark was created a life peer as Baron Bonham-Carter, of Yarnbury in the County of Wiltshire. It was just after D.G.E. Wood – a big fan of Dr Death – yelled at me to leave north Wales and forget about everything that had happened there…

Mark became Foreign Affairs spokesman for the Liberal Democrats. His last campaign focussed on granting British citizenship to ethnic minorities in Hong Kong, a measure that was only passed after his death.

Mark was an uncle of the actress Helena Bonham Carter. See previous posts…

Mark died from a heart attack in Italy on 4 September 1994, by which time an accomplice of Dafydd’s had planted a brick and claimed that I had thrown in through Dafydd’s glass door in the early hours and the police knew that the brick had been planted, as did Hempsons and the MDU but nonetheless meetings were held about me and that brick and the Danger that I presented to the life of Dafydd and all other Top Docs. On 4 Nov 1994 Dafydd obtained that notorious injunction against F and I from Liverpool High Court on the basis of no more evidence than that F had blown a raspberry down the phone at him months earlier. Just before the brick had been planted and the MDU and police contacted, F and I had met with the Mental Health Act Commission and told them that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that serious complaints were not being investigated. The MHAC were honest enough to admit to our faces that they knew about this and ‘had heard it many times before’. They then did not investigate our complaint and we were subsequently served with the injunction and banned from the Hergest Unit.

Now then. How’s this for a Bonham Carter biography should anyone wish to exclaim

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Richard Erskine Bonham Carter b.27 August 1910 d.18 December 1994
MRCS LRCP( 1936) MRCP(1938) MB Bchir Cantab(1940) FRCP(1950)

As a paediatric cardiac specialist at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, Dick Bonham Carter was a pioneer in the clinical care of children with heart problems. He was born in Poltalloch, Argyllshire, although the family house was in Hertfordshire until the early 1920s. In his early life a great deal of his time was spent in Scotland, either at Poltalloch, where there would be large family gatherings, or at the cottage on Loch Sween, which had been given to his mother when she was a young woman. To the end of his life Dick loved to be at the cottage, walking, sailing, fishing and later all the family holidays would be spent there.

He was an accomplished athlete, playing cricket for his school at Clifton 

Dame Janet Vaughan, Principal of Somerville College, Oxford when Thatch, Shirl, Shirley Summerskill, Esther, my Posh Relative Veronica Lady Piercy (see post ‘       ‘) and so many others went to Somerville was the daughter of an excessive Bloomsbury Group family who excelled at Ugandan discussions, often with children, who’s father taught at Clifton College. See post ‘         ‘. Famous old boys include John Cleese and I think D.G.E. Wood.

and for Peterhouse at Cambridge and gaining a blue at Cambridge for the long jump, besides being a very active skier. After reading natural sciences at Cambridge, he did his clinical studies at St Thomas’s, qualifying in 1936 and obtaining his membership of the College in 1938. He was house physician and then casualty officer at Thomas’s and remained indeed always very much of a Thomas’s man.

Bonham Carter was one of the Almost Ancients who trod the path of Tommy’s before Dr Death, Sister Hutt’s dad, Shirley Summerskill, Ann and Peter Dally et al

In 1938 he moved to the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, as house physician and, after that, as resident assistant physician. This kindled the interest in children’s medicine which led to his becoming one of the leading general paediatricians of his day, and later a pioneering child cardiologist.

Previous posts eg. ‘Oliver’s Army’ and ‘Too Many Pills’ discuss the swathes of Top Docs of Bonham Carter’s generation who prepared the landscape at Great Ormond Street for the Westminster Paedophile Ring generation of Docs who trained and were juniors in the 1950s and 60s. All passed through GOSH, leading to the organised abuse boom in the 1970s and 80s that resulted in trafficking and even Jimmy Savile at GOSH and never any questions asked.

Memories of him in this period are of a person socially and clinically sure of himself and very competent and confident, always kind and always ready to help a junior, and always fun. There was never any question as to who was in charge in the mess though that did not mean that wild games were not played in the evenings, with Dick in the lead.

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At the outbreak of war he worked in the emergency medical services for a while, but in 1940 moved to the Ministry of Health to help organize medical services for children evacuated from London. In 1942 he became medical officer and then deputy assistant director of medical services with 1st Airborne Division, rising to the rank of major and serving in North Africa, Sicily and Italy with 4th Parachute Brigade. He was mentioned in despatches during the tragic Arnhem landing when he was made a prisoner of war. Dick did not talk about this period, except to complain half humorously that the training for safe parachute landing was responsible for his bad back.

After the war he returned to Great Ormond Street as assistant to Sir Alan Moncrieff

Moncrieff trained many a Modern Abuser who partook of the 1970s and 80s boom in molesting, as discussed in previous posts

in the fledging Institute of Child Health.

A grand sounding name to provide a smokescreen for what was really happening; a criminal cartel of Top Docs expanding business

In 1947 he was appointed consultant physician to the hospital and in 1948 consultant physician in the children’s department of University College Hospital, retiring from the latter in 1966 in order to concentrate his energies on his cardiac work.

Bonham Carter was at UCH during the Lord Max Rosenheim years when so many who were involved with the Westminster Paedophile Ring trained or worked at UCH. Bonham Carter’s relative Sir Desmond was Chairman of UCH when Richard was consultant there.

At UCH Bonham Carter worked closely with Bernard Schlesinger, his senior colleague,

Bernard was another one of the crowd; the ring hit the jackpot with Bernard, because his son John Schlesinger became a famous film director, based in the US. See post ‘       ‘.

and formed a firm friendship with John Nixon, professor of obstetrics, which enabled him to introduce innovations not found at that time on obstetric wards; these included the presence of fathers at delivery and rooming-in for the new-born babies with their mothers.

As with the claims that all the Big Names in paeds allowed parents to visit their children in hospital regularly and that Dafydd and Gwynne were Experts in Psychotherapy, this just wasn’t true. Hospitals were still being very difficult if fathers wanted to be in the delivery room until well into the 1970s (and in Bangor, until the 1980s), just as children’s wards isolated children from their families until recently, causing emotional damage and Psychotherapy, if it did exist, was the sort of travesty on offer in north Wales ie. a means of extracting info from patients which was then misunderstood, embellished, Shared with the world and his wife and used to damage the patient. If it wasn’t simply just made up.

He was also successful in promoting academic paediatric posts at UCH for the first time, an important advance for research and training.

And for the development of the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

At Great Ormond Street Bonhams interest in children’s heart defects had developed early, but perhaps crystallised with the appointment of David Waterston as consultant surgeon. The two of them made an enduring partnership: the plumber and, as Bonham said of himself, the plumber’s mate. In 1954 they established the cardio-thoracic unit with six beds, the first in the country to be devoted entirely to the diagnosis and treatment of children with heart and lung disorders.

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The technical success of this, together with Bonham’s determination and his perseverance in demanding and obtaining funds from the Ministry of Health,

Fings Break

persuaded the hospital to increase greatly the size of the unit. He had some notable battles with the nursing administration,

If Matron was getting stroppy, that meant visible chaos on the wards. Matron didn’t mind serious wrongdoing and patient harm if appearances were kept up and Her Girls were to be seen on the ward in uniform Tending To The Sick, but obvious chaos caused ructions.

which did not take kindly to frequent demands for increasing numbers of their best staff to be diverted to the thoracic unit.

No Angels left to staff the wards then. Unlawful, even in those days.

The success of the unit and the personalities of Bonham and Waterston attracted an increasing number of young doctors and surgeons from all parts of the world.

It’s great, we can do what we want at Bonham’s, there’s no interference from the hospital authorities.

These are now their successors,

Oh God, they Learnt with Bonham

and have been responsible for the cardiac unit becoming an internationally recognized leader in paediatric cardiology.

Using methods handed on from the Greats ie. we monopolise the best Angels for our own personal whims, we do what we want and their is no research governance or indeed governance of any kind. Just us, the Experts, with a lot of funding and more resources than nearly any other part of the NHS. Ah children’s heart surgery, they’re Performing Miracles there!

Bonham Carter’s research interests were entirely clinical

and, although he could not be described as research minded, he certainly encouraged, inspired and selected juniors who developed the research potential of the cardiac unit.

If the plumber’s mate wasn’t research minded, how did he perform the Miracles, build up the world leading unit or indeed select the juniors who did develop the research potential? How would the plumber’s mate identify their potential, what if he selected the tea lady instead of the silent paediatric cardiology genius in the corner?

The number of papers published by the department increased from two or three a year in the fifties to at least fifteen in the early seventies.

QUE?

He was an excellent lecturer, clear, concise and always spoke with that element of humour which so endeared him to his juniors.

An excellent memory, extensive reading and wide experience gave him an enormous fund of knowledge. He had a great sense of fun

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and a slightly sardonic sense of humour which flavoured all the many tales he told. It was perhaps his total lack of pomposity and his ability to treat all alike

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which most impressed those who worked for him. He always looked slightly crumpled, even in his newest suit, because appearances meant nothing to him.

Dafydd

The story is told of the visiting bigwig, used to more self-important specialists, who was astonished when Dick happened to mention his brother, the admiral.

Modest Dick for whom social status and fancy clothes meant nothing.

WHICH ADMIRAL??

He was a truly modest man,

Meet my brother

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whose happiness was in his family life;

Norman Denning

and all those leading Liberals

it has been rightly said that he extended his family to cover all those with whom he worked, the children and their parents, nurses, doctors and domestic staff. He and Margaret Stace were married in 1946 and their three daughters were a source of great pride and joy to him. The Bonham Carters’ hospitality, first in their flat in Hampstead and then in Torrington Park,

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leave memories of many happy times, especially perhaps of the great fireworks parties in which Dick delighted.

Unhappily his later years were clouded by increasing disability from chronic back pain, although he persisted in patient work for the Samaritans, and then from the pain in his legs, and the loss of a leg, due to thromboangiitis obliterans.

Dafydd would enjoy diagnosing that.

Unable to visit his beloved cottage at Achnamara, he was virtually immobilized, bearing himself in the manner he had conducted his life, uncomplaining and with that gentle humour he had always shown.

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Richard’s obituary was written by A P Norman.

Mr Thrope’s TV and radio work had brought him a measure of celebrity. The journalist Christopher Booker recalled: “He had an extraordinary ability both to cheer up his followers and send up his opponents”. Throughout the 1950s Thorpe was leading a ‘secret homosexual life’, at a time when all such activity was illegal in the UK and subject to heavy penalties, thanks to Gwynne and Dafydd’s friend David Maxwell-Fyfe aka Lord Kilmuir, Home Secretary, DATES, Lord Chancellor, DATES. Kilmuir was famously homophobic in public while doing all that he could to not only ensure that Gwynne and Dafydd remained in business, but became the Go To people for rent boys.

DOING THIS WHEN MR THROPE WAS TAKING DEVON BY STORM – 1950s – Geraint morgan – lord maelor etc – dafydd himself

Maxwell-Fyfe was a corrupt barrister of WHICH INN who had been lead prosecuting Counsel at the Nuremberg Trials, so enjoyed a towering reputation for Fair Play and Opposing Tyranny. The result of Maxwell-Fyfe’s homophobia was of course an atmosphere of terror for gay men who were not friends with Maxwell-Fyfe, Dafydd, Gwynne etc. I imagine that one useful effect for Gwynne and Dafydd will have been that victims of their services for VIP closet gay men will have been most reluctant to pipe up that they had been sexually assaulted by Lord Snowdon/George Thomas/Mr Thrope/Nicholas Eden etc lest the fickle finger of suspicion was pointed at them and they were denounced as a Poof In Need Of Treatment From Gwynne or of course a prison sentence.

It was exactly the same game that was played during the Profumo Affair, when the Tarts procured from Gwynne and Dafydd’s business were denounced by the very people who had been using the services. These tired old techniques were still in use when I and others complained about Dafydd and Gwynne, with added blackmail, threats and intimidation if the usual methods were unsuccessful.

This might come as a big surprise to the world but young women really were not interested in shagging Dafydd and Gwynne and the 10 year old boys who were repeatedly sexually assaulted by their customers didn’t Ask For It in any way whatever.

Although exposure would have ended Mr Thrope’s political prospects instantly, his Secret Homosexual Life wasn’t in reality such a secret, it was widely known in the Liberal Party, in London and in North Devon. I very much suspect that it was widely known in North Wales as well. The wider electorate were the only people who didn’t know and they didn’t matter anyway.

Mr Thrope’s efforts in North Devon came to fruition in the October 1959 General Election, when he won the seat with a majority of 362 over his Conservative opponent James Lindsay . It was the Liberal Party’s solitary gain in what was generally an electoral triumph for Harold Macmillan‘s Conservative Gov’t. Harold’s wife Dorothy was having a long affair with Lord Bob Boothby, who was also making use of the services offered by Dafydd and Gwynne and had a sexual relationship with Ronnie Kray. Bob Boothby lived in Belgravia near the Armstrong-Jones residence, but spent much time in the East End on the territory served by the London Hospital. pIC WENDY SAVAGE

On 10 November 1959, Mr Thrope made his maiden speech. He highlighted poor communications as the principal reason for the lack of employment opportunities in North Devon and called for urgent Gov’t action. HOSPITAL – Barnstaple??

Early 1960s – Norman in St George’s Desmond Curran – ‘Private Eye’ were given the story about Norman and Mr Thrope and declined to publish. At the time, the Eye was still under the control of it’s founders, former Shrewsbury School boys Richard Ingrams, Christopher Booker, Willie Rushton OTHERS> Ronnie Waterhouse worked as their libel reader.

Heseltine went to Shrewsbury School, as did Sir Charles Evans, Principal of UCNW, 1958-84 and others in the network eg. Prof Harold Scarborough OUTLINE HERE Welsh National School of Medicine

Mark Bonham-Carter was defeated at Torridge in 1959 by the Tory Percy Basil Browne (2 May 1923-5 March 2004) who served as MP for Torrington, 1959-64. Browne was educated at Eton before joining the Royal Armoured Corps in the British Army in 1941, and fought in North Africa, Sicily and Italy before joining the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944. After the war Browne took up farming in Devon with his first wife, Pamela Exham, who died after a hunting accident.

Following Pamela’s  death, Browne moved to Dorset where he took up steeplechasing; he rode in the 1953 Grand National. Browne then remarried and moved to Gloucestershire, where he bought and ran a coal merchant’s business. He later married for a third time and moved to Wiltshire, where he died.

Browne was selected by the Conservative Party to fight the 1959 General Election in the Labour-held Gloucester constituency, but was persuaded to stand instead in Torrington, recently won by Mark Bonham-Carter. The defeated Conservative candidate at the by-election had been Anthony Royle, whose failure had been attributed partly to being perceived as a City businessman and the Party wanted a local candidate.

Du Cann?? que??

Browne agreed to stand on condition that he did have to undergo the usual process of appearing before a selection committee. In a year of Liberal gains, he retook the seat. Browne served for only one term, in which he developed a reputation as an independent-minded politician. He refused the offer of a post as PPS because it would have restrained his freedom to criticise the Conservative (Macmillan’s) Gov’t. Browne stood down at the 1964 General Election.

After leaving the House of Commons, Browne undertook various business ventures (including the Chairmanship of Appledore Shipbuilders) and accepted several public appointments, including serving as Commissioner of the National Parks. Browne was a Deputy Lieutenant of Devon from 1984 until his death on 5 March 2004. PINOCHET – David etc check dates

KNEW Col Brown?? Lady Gass Gen Lons etc

Percy Browne’s Torygraph obituary read:

Percy Browne, who has died aged 80, was the farmer and amateur jockey persuaded to stand for the Tories at Torrington, Devon, in the general election of 1959. Torrington had been won for the Liberals by Mark Bonham-Carter, a grandson of the Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, in the by-election of 1957. Browne initially declined to seek the nomination for the Tories, and only accepted provided he did not have to face a selection committee.

After being adopted as “very much the horse for the local course”, Browne’s tall, dark, handsome figure was seen as a winner with female electors, and he held off the rising Liberal tide that swept Jeremy Thorpe into the contiguous constituency of North Devon. In his maiden speech, Browne recalled receiving a phone call after the election in which a voice declared: “This is Asquith’s voice speaking, and I am very displeased with you.”

As an MP, Browne concentrated on constituency affairs, offering to introduce a measure to increase the powers of parish councils when he came third in the ballot for private members’ Bills. He advocated the birch for certain sexual offences against children
Percy can’t have been strongly committed to that particular policy or he’d have had great difficulty working and socialising with many of the people with whom he got on very well.
and, as a champion of pensioners, he criticised workshy layabouts on National Assistance.
There weren’t many of them at the time, there were only millions of people Who Didn’t Want To Work when Thatch became PM. When Thatch was PM there was also a big increase in the number of teenagers and young people who were destitute because They Don’t Want To Live Like Decent People. Unusually for someone with a Masters degree from an elite medical school I was said to be one of them, so thank God that I and the others found ourselves constantly on the receiving end of Help from the Gang. Who knows what would have happened to us without it. There has recently been a rapid increase in homeless people Who Don’t Want To Live In Accommodation Provided, they prefer to kip in a doorway being urinated upon and assaulted by thugs whom know that they won’t be held to account.

He supported a Bill to tighten the regulation of City companies

Again this is admirable, but it contrasted with the presence of Edward du Cann down the road at Taunton who received support from the highest echelons of the Tory Party despite being denounced by the Grocer, with his Lonrho colleagues, as the unacceptable face of capitalism.

and, when Mrs Thatcher took departmental questions for the first time as a Parliamentary Secretary because the Minister of Pensions had been moved, Browne was gallantly on his feet, and received her assurance that she would pass on his concerns to her “next Right Honourable Friend – when I have one”.

Although Browne had taken part in a backbench rebellion against the policy of maintaining excessive coal, he was still offered a post as a PPS. He declined, explaining, “I gathered that one is not expected to indulge in strong public criticism of the Government.” He was happier forming a non-profit-making Association of Gilt-Edged Security Holders. In Who’s Who he listed “whip baiting” among his hobbies.

But after four years, he developed a pulmonary embolism, which landed him in St Thomas’s Hospital, where one of the registrars was the newlyadopted Labour candidate for Torrington, David Owen. In his autobiography, the future Social Democratic Party leader recorded how he had asked a colleague to take over Browne’s case; the coincidence of a political opponent dying under a rival’s care would not have been missed.

Well that was DEFINITELY a public display and one with which I am familiar. Not only has Death never shown himself to have any principles or to follow any ethical guidance, but Tony Francis and D.G.E. Wood did exactly the same thing to me. They Referred me to Someone Else because it would be Wrong for them to continue in these circumstances. Documentation in my possession demonstrates that not only did Wood and Francis Refer me to Docs whom they knew were dangerous and the key figures in a trafficking ring, but they had a cosy arrangement with those Docs to er Refer people. Then there were the regular chats, phone calls and letters etc between them all, even years after those who did the Referring were no longer Involved In My Care. Ooh and the statements to police, to the GMC, to the BMA, to the High Court…

As the patient slowly recovered, Owen dropped in for chats with Browne, who told him that his specialist had commented, on looking at his electro-cardiograph, “This is a by-election heart.”

If Owen had passed Browne onto an Esteemed Colleague, what was this all about then? There is no such syndrome as a ‘by-election heart’ but Docs say some odd things  after reading ECGs, including ‘You definitely do not have a heart problem’ in the event of patients who have heart attacks. My father had this experience with the dreadful Dr Matthews of Nether Stowey in Somerset, but father was in good company because John Smith was told the same at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary before keeling over with a massive heart attack.

Browne duly recovered, but when the 1964 general election was called he declined to stand again, thereby enabling Owen to succeed him.

I suspect that there was an arrangement and one that Browne was party to, although Death didn’t win Torrington in 1964…

The eldest son of Captain Bill Browne, Master of the Portman Hounds in the 1920s and 1930s, Percy Basil Browne was born on May 2 1923. He was educated at Eton, where his exasperated housemaster tried to expel him – but was frustrated because Captain Browne refused to take his son away.

Young Percy joined the Royal Dragoons in 1941 as a trooper. He later told an Any Questions audience on the wireless that he had had one of the cushiest jobs in the Army: looking after a six-seat latrine, a role which excused him from square-bashing. After being commissioned, he fought in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, then took part in the D-Day landings in Normandy.

At the end of the war, Browne procured the surrender of more than 1,000Russians serving in the German Army who, fearing their return to the Soviet Union, refused to surrender at Hostelbro, in Denmark, until he persuaded them to march out and lay down their arms. He made little of the incident, and was surprised to be invited back to celebrate the episode by the Hostelbro council 40 years later.

On demobilisation, Browne started to learn farming. After marrying his first wife, Pamela Exham, he farmed a family estate in Devon and hunted as jointmaster of the Steventon with his wife until she died as a result of a fall in the field.

Browne sold the estate and moved with their young son to Dorset, where he threw himself into steeplechasing, achieving success with his trainer, Peter Payne-Gallwey. In the 1953 Grand National, Browne rode Knuckleduster,which pulled up on the second circuit; only five horses completed the race.

In the same year he married Jenefer Petherick and moved to Gloucestershire. There he bought a coal merchant’s, which involved his delivering to the servants’ entrances of large houses, to which he would sometimes return in the evening as a guest. He was selected to fight Gloucester, which had an 8,000 Labour majority, but was then persuaded to switch to Torrington.

After stepping down as an MP in 1964, Browne found plenty to keep him busy. He was a cattle-haulier; local councillor; member of a hospital management committee;

I’d like to know which one

chairman of a building society;

Again, which one?

a sub-commissioner of Trinity House; National Park commissioner; chairman of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Regional Panel; and chairman of a slaughterhouse. He still found time to return to his first love of horses, becoming a steward, and later chairman, of Devon and Exeter racecourse, while having horses in training with Martin Pipe.

He became chairman of Appledore Shipbuilders, which, under his leadership, emerged from serious financial difficulties to become one of the most successful medium-sized shipbuilders in Europe.

This was an extraordinary turnaround. However, let me tell readers a bit about Appledore Shipbuilders and then the turnaround under Chairman Percy Browne will seem positively sinister.

Appledore Shipbuilders was led by Philip Kelly Harris during the early part of the 20th century and known as P.K. Harris & Sons until 1963 when it became Appledore Shipbuilders. In 1964 the company was acquired by Court Line, a shipping and airline business. THAT HUGE SCAM  with Courtline – previous posts – A new shipyard was built on a greenfield site in Appledore, Devon, at a cost of about £4m, opening for business in 1970. Court Line collapsed in 1974 and Appledore Shipbuilders was nationalised and subsequently subsumed into British Shipbuilders. By the late 1980s the only yards still held in state ownership were the smaller Appledore and Ferguson yards. In 1989, Appledore Shipbuilders was sold to Langham Industries. In the late 1990s the two square-rigged sail training ships of the Tall Ships Youth Trust, the Prince William and the Stavros S Niarchos, were completed at Appledore. Appledore built two Róisín class patrol boats for the Irish Naval Service: LÉ Róisín(P51) was completed in 1999 and LÉ Niamh(P52) in 2001. In 2010, Ireland ordered a further two, 90m, 23 knot offshore patrol vessels from Babcock with an option for a third, to be built at Appledore. The first Samuel Beckett-class OPV was commissioned in May 2014. In June 2014, the Irish Gov’t took up the option for the third ship to be built at Appledore (delivered in 2016) and ordered a fourth in 2016 (to be delivered in 2018).

In October 2003, the Appledore shipyard went into receivership and in early 2004 was acquired by DML, the operators of Devonport dockyard. The company was reconstituted as Appledore Shipbuilders (2004) Limited and was run by the DML subsidiary DML Appledore. In June 2007, Babcock International Group acquired DML, including its operations at the Appledore Shipyard, renaming them Babcock Marine Appledore. A Royal Navy contract secured 300 jobs in Appledore until 2015. The Appledore yard has constructed elements of the two Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers. Bow sections for HMS Queen Elizabeth were completed in April 2010 and the yard then built flight deck sponsons and centre blocks for Queen Elizabeth. From 2012, Appledore built similar sections for Queen Elizabeth’s sister ship HMS Prince of Wales. Babcock announced in November 2018 that it had no future for the shipyard, which closed on 15 March 2019.

James Venus, who was a central figure in Appledore, died in 1992 and his obituary appeared in the Indie:

James Venus, shipbuilder, born October 1920 Newcastle upon Tyne, OBE 1984, died London 21 August 1992.

JAMES VENUS had the distinction of designing and supervising the construction of two completely new shipyards – one in Appledore, in Devon, and the other in Sunderland, and then becoming chairman of the operating companies and associated shipyards and engineering works. Born, educated and apprenticed in shipbuilding at Newcastle upon Tyne, Venus rose to be chairman of Appledore Shipbuilders, in north Devon, and a joint founder with Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, in Sunderland, of the A. & P. Appledore international shipyard consultancy, formed at a time when the two shipbuilding companies were showing reasonable profits. This offshore company has since designed or developed vast shipyard projects in South Korea, South America, Gibraltar, Poland and most other shipbuilding nations.

In an almost ‘rags to riches’ career, Venus served his apprenticeship at the Hebburn shipyard of Hawthorn Leslie, designers and builders of merchant and naval ships. While there he gained a City & Guilds silver medal for naval architecture from Rutherford College, in Newcastle. His lecturer at the college, Ronald Kendall, arranged for Venus to use a room at his own house for his studies as facilities at the Venus home were unsuitable. Some years previously Kendall, Venus and another young naval architect, EC Corlett, together with a London shipping company, formed a London marine consultancy, Burness, Kendall & Partners, now known as Burness, Corlett & Partners.
 

Earlier, Venus served as a surveyor with the Ministry of Transport, before joining the Aluminium Development Association as its naval architect, but he really began applying his shipbuilding policies when he eased his association with Burness, Corlett & Partners to operate his own shipbuilding activities, with the forming of Seawork Ltd, which secured orders and supervised the building of small vessels at the old north Devon yard of P. K. Harris & Sons and the even smaller Friars Goose yard at Gateshead, on the River Tyne.

A boost to Seawork Ltd came in 1964 when they and the AppledoreShipyards were acquired by Court Line, and Venus joined the Court Line board. His ambitious policies were accepted for a then revolutionary concept in merchant shipbuilding – a totally enclosed ‘ship factory’ with a vast hall enclosing a wide building dock for ships of up to about 10,000 deadweight tons. The new shipyard was built on a ‘green field’ site in Appledore at a cost of about pounds 4m, and was opened in 1970. Subsequently, Court Line, with James Venus heading its shipbuilding division, acquired the assets ofthe mighty Doxford & Sunderland Shipbuilding Group, which was then controlled by the long-established Thompson, Marr and Laing families.

 

Venus went on to realise his ambition to rebuild the old-established Pallion shipyard in Sunderland. This pounds 23m project involved demolishing the six building berths in the yard, established in 1857 for the construction ofsailing clippers. In this immense Pallion development project the whole of the old yard was replaced by what was then the world’s largest enclosed shipbuilding factory – a development of the earlier Appledore shipyard. The new all-weather Pallion yard, which employed up to 1,000 people, could build two ships of up to 30,000 tons deadweight side-by-side. The steel came in at one end, and the completed ship left from the other with engines installed and sometimes with the machinery running.

The new Pallion yard opened with orders for 10 sophisticated cargo ships for Bank Line, of London, each of 16,300 tons and all with Doxford engines. The new yard continued successfully although it never achieved the output proposed by Venus, mainly because of dissatisfied labour. Venus was always restless under nationalised control but held senior positions in British Shipbuilders, and was for some time chairman of its Small Ships Divisions dealing with fishing vessels, coasters, dredgers and others, yet continuing to build all of Sunderland’s larger ships of up to about 150,000 tons.

In fact his Appledore shipyard was the first to come under the control of British Shipbuilders, followed in 1974 by the Sunderland Group which became known as Sunderland Shipbuilders Ltd, from which Venus took early retirement on grounds of ill health. Venus, however, continued to be associated for some years with Appledore Shipbuilders and was involved in some consultancy work on bulk carriers and dredgers.

A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineers and the North East Coast Institution ofEngineers & Shipbuilders, James Venus was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science by Newcastle upon Tyne University in 1974 and appointed OBE in 1984.

JOHN WALTON and the Newcastle contingent!! FINISH here

James Venus died in Aug 1992, just before the Drs Francis pretended that peace had broken out and all the High Court cases were a misunderstanding…

 

When, almost 20 years later, another substantial employer in the old Torrington seat, North Devon Meat, found itself in trouble, Browne stepped in as chairman to set the business right. During this period he wrote a privately published novel, Dartmouth Drop, about drug-smuggling on the South Coast, prompting the local press to describe him as “novelist and slaughterer”. He was High Sheriff of Devon in 1978, and a Deputy Lieutenant from 1984.

Percy Browne had a son by his first marriage, and two sons and a daughter by his second, which was dissolved. In 1991 he married, thirdly, Susan Arkell, who survives him with his four children and two step-daughters.

LOOK UP HORSES – Brenda??

parachuted in a la Geraint morgan?? city inconsistency, no selection committee, flogging in the midst of the gang, turning down posts re ‘independent’, big jobs when he stepped down – dep l too – Appledore n north devon meat –

Agreement with Dr Death – both backed by sec services? Links between West Country and the Gang in north Wales – Kilmuir et al preparing ground – Profumo too

Percy Browne was succeeded in Torrington in 1964 by Sir Peter McLay Mills (22 September 1921-16 August 1993), who served as a MP for Torrington, 1964-74, West Devon, 1974-83 and Torridge and West Devon, 1983-87. Mills served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in 1972, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Northern Ireland Office, 1972-74, under N Ireland Secretary WHO?? Mills was knighted in 1982.

Sir Peter Mills died HOW MANY DAYS before EP Thompson, who spent so many years as a second homer at Croesor (see ‘Captain Swing and His Crew’), just after F and me stood trial in the summer of 1993 following Gwynedd social worker Jackie Brandt’s perjury. EP Thompson retired to Halifax, a constituency represented by Labour MP Dr Shirley Summerskill, DATES. Shirley Summerskill and family were friends of Sadie Francis’s family and Of Dr Death, Uncle Harry etc as well. Maurice Macmillan, Harold’s son who swindled my father when father was farming in Devon in the early 1960s, represented Halifax for the Tories, 1966-WHAT. Halifax has a shameful record of MPs, the former Angel Alice Mahon served as the Labour MP for Halifax, DATES, Alice who when the gross abuses of Dafydd’s Gang in Ashworth Hospital – including the murder of a patient by Angels – were brought to her attention in the 1990s, Alice realised that it was all the fault of Dangerous Nutters and that Angels and Top Docs needed to Clamp Down on them, beating them to death being insufficient. See previous posts.

Halifax also produced the notorious Judge James Pickles who starred in Courts across Yorkshire, including in Leeds. See ‘Judge James Pickles’.

The Indie obituary for Peter Mills was written by Patrick Cosgrave, a man who refused to believe that George Thomas was a Westminster paedophile, even when most other people admitted that the evidence was indisputable:

Peter McLay Mills, politician: born 22 September 1921; MP (Conservative) Torrington 1964-74, Devon West 1974-83, Torridge and West Devon 1983-87; Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 1972; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office 1972-74; Chairman, Houses of Parliament Christian Fellowship 1970-87, Conservative Agriculture Committee 1979-87, Ministry of Agriculture Panel for South-west England 1988-93; Kt 1982; married 1948 Joan Wetherley (one son, one daughter); died 16 August 1993.

PETER MILLS was, superficially, a contradictory character. A man of immense bonhomie, he could, quite suddenly, become most grave and serious about matters which had no connection – or one that he alone saw – with the subject in hand. Thus, I had lunch with him in Stormont Castle when he was a junior minister in the Northern Ireland Office during the time of the Heath government. I wanted to glean what I could about the Government’s policy towards Ulster. He fenced amiably for a few minutes and, then, suddenly asked me whether I still held the view I had expressed seven years earlier opposing the liberalisation of the law on abortion on the mainland.

I told him that I did. He immediately asked me whether I supported capital punishment, particularly for terrorists. Again, we were in agreement. He then went into a moving soliloquy. He saw his role in Northern Ireland as striving as best he could to bring about reconciliation between the Catholic and Protestant peoples. This was entirely appropriate for a man who was to become chairman of the Houses of Parliament Christian Fellowship, but seemed to many who disagreed with him to be entirely inappropriate in a minister in a government which put measures placatory of the Ulster Catholic community, and the Dublin government, above all other priorities in Ulster.
More saliently, Peter Mills was a N Ireland Minister under Willie Whitelaw, Willie of a Cumbria constituency for eons, who facilitated organised abuse of a Gwynne and Dafydd nature throughout his long career dating back to office under Eden and Macmillan, which included responsibilities as the visitor for UCNW as a result of Willie being Lord President of the Council. As Thatch’s Home Secretary, Willie Whitelaw positively encouraged the criminality of Gwynne and Dafydd. Whatever Willie Whitelaw was doing in Cumbria was enough to propel psych Angel Hector MacKenzie who worked in Cumbria to the very top of COHSE and then into the Lords. See previous posts.
Willie died on 1 July 1999. Sir William Mars-Jones, corrupt judge who worked for the security services as well as for Dafydd and Gwynne (and Willie) died on DATE 1999. Ioan Bowen Rees, Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council while the ring raged, died on DATE 1999.
Peter Mills of the Christian Fellowship knew about Kincora.
 

To understand Mills, you have to understand that he was a West Countryman through and through, with all the stubborness and independence of spirit that the description implies. He cared nothing for ministerial office. He became a Conservative MP for Torrington in 1964, seeing off both Mark (now Lord) Bonham-Carter and David (now Lord) Owen with ease. But he had not applied for the candidacy: he was invited to take it on. However, even though the Boundary Commissioners arranged things to his apparent disadvantage, he had little difficulty in keeping the seat until his retirement in 1987. In the meantime, apart from Northern Ireland, he had served as a junior agriculture minister, as became a skilled and devoted farmer.

Above all, however, he was an MP of consummate devotion and skill. No problem arose in his constituency that he did not know about. No difficulty attended the affairs of a constituent that he did not act upon. He was both gregarious and dedicated. The Torrington Tories lost a lot when he decided to retire in 1987. The West Country has lost a doughty champion.

Emma Nicholson – HERE
Heseltine
Alan Clark
FIT IN ALDERSON TOO!!

John Dunwoody – Gwyneth – dates

becks bessell

studholmes

Dr Death – Plymouth – dates details – Dr Death originally from plymouth

Nancy Astor – Dates

ioan n dafydd link re astors – bronwen

Foots

The sanitised biography of Hugh Jolly is of course available to read on the Royal College of Physicians Munk’s Roll ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online.

Hugh Reginald Jolly

b.5 May 1918 d.4 March 1986
MRCS LRCP(1942) MA MB BChir Cantab(1942) MRCP(1948) DCH(1949) FRCP(1965)

Hugh Jolly was probably better known to the general public than any other living doctor.

Here’s the 1974 book that so many people who had children at that time will recognise:

The series of such gurus began with Truby King who was of the ‘regular beatings and cold showers’ for every infant variety, moved onto Benjamin Spock for 1960s parents who were a little worried at Truby King’s attitude to children and in the 1970s arrived at Hugh Jolly, friend of Gwynne and Dafydd. I’ve lost touch with childcare gurus, the last one to entertain me was neoliberal parenting adviser Gina Ford, whom one of my friends summed up as ‘the Gillian McKeith of childcare, no personal experience, no qualifications but dispensing advice nonetheless’.

He was born in the Isle of Man, where his father was a Reverend Canon and reputedly an excellent speaker, an ability that Hugh inherited and utilized to the full. Hugh was educated at Marlborough College

Jolly’s family background in establishment religion will have provided an excellent start in denial and outrage should Jolly ever be challenged by a lesser mortal and a belief that respect from the plebs should be automatic. Marlborough College in Wiltshire is a public school that was established for sons of the clergy and for a long while it had a reputation as one of brutal public schools pervaded by brutality and buggery. Marlborough has its own Masonic Lodge and had educated a great many high profile people, including members of the Royal Family and courtiers. A few old boys of Marlborough who could have been relevant to Hugh Jolly’s career – many of whom have featured extensively in previous posts re their relationship with the Gang and it’s network -include:

William Morris, textile designer, novelist, and socialist activist
  • Anthony Blunt, art historian and Communist spy
  • John Betjeman, friend of Harold Wilson’s wife and father of Candida Lycett-Green, pal of Carlo and one of the ‘Private Eye’ originals
  • Michael Pennington, actor and director
  • Henry Brooke, Baron Brooke of Cumnor, Home Secretary
  • Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville, Cabinet Minister
  • Rab Butler,
  • Alastair Goodlad, former MP for Eddisbury, High Commissioner to Australia and cracker of many jokes about Peter Morrison’s penchant for young boys
  • Maurice Petherick, MP for Penryn & Falmouth
  • Malcolm Ian Sinclair, 20th Earl of Caithness, politician in John Major’s Gov’t who’s wife met a nasty end
  • Dennis Forwood Vosper, MP for Runcorn, Minister of Health under Macmillan who concealed Gwynne and Dafydd, suddenly resigned on Top Docs’ advice, lay low and re-emerged in the Home Office in time to help handle the Profumo Affair. Went to the Lords just as Dafydd became a consultant and died in the flurry of Profumo-witness deaths in the late 1960s.
  • Francis Camps, pathologist, one of a notorious terrible trio of Top Docs who throughout the 1960s and 70s were wheeled out to act as pathologists or coroners for numerous suspicious deaths of celebs and those close to them eg. Hendrix, Jane Asher’s Top Doc father, Paul McCartney’s ex-girlfriend…
  • George Stuart Carter, zoologist
  • Henry Hugh Clutton, surgeon
  • Sir Peter Medawar, Nobel prize-winning biologist
  • David Morley, much-awarded child health pioneer
  • Sir Hugh Pelham, cell biologist
  • Philip Sheppard, geneticist, lepidopterist, perpetrator of research fraud; a colleague of Sir Cyril Clarke, Liverpool Top Doc, lepidopterist and perpetrator of research fraud who was close to Gavin Gatehouse, my friend Anne’s PhD supervisor when Anne was killed. See ‘A Trail Of Blood’.
  • Percy Sladen, marine zoologist
  • E. F. Warburg, botanist known and admired by Prof Greig-Smith
  • John Zachary Young, physiologist
  • John Hunt, leader of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, senior officer in security services, friend of Sir Charles Evans Principal of UCNW
  • Jake Meyer, mountaineer
  • Mark Phillips, Olympic horseman and forme husband of Princess Snap
  • Cyril Alington, Headmaster, and Dean of Durham
  • Alfred Blunt, Bishop of Bradford 1931-1955
  • Frederick Nicholas Charrington, social reformer and founder of the Tower Hamlets Mission
  • Frederick Copleston, priest and philosopher
  • Nigel Cornwall, Bishop of Borneo 1949–1962
  • Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury. Fisher played a central role in the toxic arranged marriage between Lord Snowdon and Ma’am Darling, asserting that if Ma’am Darling were to Marry Group Cap’n Peter Townsend, a Divorced Man, she would be unable to Receive Holy Communion. This prospect was so terrible that Ma’am Darling instead married Tony A-Jones, bisexual customer of Gwynne and Dafydd. After a few years of mutual swinging by which time Tony A-J and Ma’am Darling hated each other, Ma’am Darling enjoyed herself on Mustique with Roddy Llewellyn, plenty of gin and recreational chemicals. Presumably taking Holy Communion.
  • Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester
Alex Younger, Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service

Marlborough b 1918 – David Donnison ??

Hugh Jolly’s Headmaster at Marlborough would have been useful as well. Cyril M. Norwood (15 September 1875-13 March 1956) served as President of St John’s College, Oxford. Norwood was a St John’s College, Oxford graduate himself and was a classics schoolmaster at Leeds Grammar School (1901–1906), before serving as Headmaster of Bristol Grammar School (1906–1916), Master of Marlborough College (1917–1925), Headmaster of Harrow (1926–1934) and President of St John’s, Oxford, 1934-46.

St John’s College – HERE -alumni include David Lewis Davies (pal of Dafydd and Dean of the Maudsley), Edward du Cann, Kingsley Amis, Philip Larkin, John Betjeman CHECK, Sir Idwal Pugh (corrupt mandarin and friend of Gwynne and Dafydd, as discussed in ‘The Naked Civil Servants’) and at a later date, Miranda.

Norwood was appointed to Chair a Committee for RAB Butler, then Minister of Education on Curriculum and Examinations in Secondary Schools.

Through his role as Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, Rab was a friend of Trumpers, who as Thatch’s Health Minister was the person who appointed Jimmy Savile to the management task force of Broadmoor in 1987, enabling Savile to be appointed as General Manager a few months later.

For Rab info, see ‘Rab, High Table and the Founding Fathers’.

In his capacity as Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, Rab was appointed as Carlo’s mentor/counsellor when Carlo was an undergrad at Trinity, 1968-71. That must have been why Carlo subsequently served as the Chancellor of UNCW when Dafydd pretty much ran UCNW, when Gwynne sat in the Student Health Centre there and Carlo decided that I was the problem rather than Dafydd and Gwynne. 

I wonder of Carlo used any of his weird expressions when discussing me as he is alleged to use when people piss him off, including the victim of Carlo’s sex offending friend Bishop Peter Ball? A monstrous carbuncle or a perfect pest or a ghastly person who was plaguing poor Gwynne?See the source image

The result of Norwood’s Committee as appointed by Rab was the 1943 Norwood Report that led to the establishment of three kinds of secondary schools: grammar, technical, and secondary modern. Obviously, pupils at public schools like Marlborough didn’t have to rely on the frequent misjudgements of teachers to navigate that particular quaint maze that resulted in some people’s life opportunities being restricted at the age of 11. Shirl et al proudly replaced the system with comprehensive schools which in spite of what Shirl believed were/are just as class ridden as Norwood’s system. Although Shirl always robustly supported comps, the world had a good laugh when Shirl worked hard to ensure that her own daughter avoided one. Neither should we have been taken in by Auberon Waugh’s rantings re how he’ll never forgive Shirl for inflicting those shite schools on the nation’s kids, because the Education Secretary who oversaw the establishment of the highest number of comps was Bron’s old heroine Thatch.

As someone who went to a truly dreadful sink comp school myself but managed to get to university only to then be shafted because I complained about a lobotomist running a paedophile ring who was sitting in the Student Health Centre at that University, then be hounded out of house, home and job years later in middle age after I’d acquired a PhD and an impressive publication list because the lobotomist’s mates came after me yet again,See the source image I think that I can reassure the world that stale arguments over the relative merits of comps or grammars are neither here nor there. The problem is just so much bigger See the source imageand no I am not the only person who suffered because of that gang of sex offenders…

Never mind! John Allen, one of their leaders, is On Trial at Mold Crown Court as I write this! Justice For the Victims Will Be Achieved! John Allen at the age of 78 is On Trial! Witnesses have been found dead for at least the last 35 years, hundreds of complaints were made and I lost touch of how many letters and e mails that I sent to various authorities providing full details of the crimes of Allen’s accomplices. The conclusion of the police and a few High Court judges was that I was Harassing Caring People who were Helping Others. Corrupt judge Huw Daniel went one step further and after yet another trial had collapsed because of the industrial scale perjury of Allen’s colleagues, Huw provided quotes for the local papers stating that I believed that I was a victim but the Real Victims were Alun Davies – one of John Allen’s greatest gifts in north Wales – and Alun Davies’s family, none of whom I have ever met or communicated with. That was in 2004. It’s now 2019 and Paedophile John Allen is On Trial At Mold Crown Court Facing Justice. My trial over which Huw Daniel presided that collapsed on the first day was at Mold Crown Court…

Here’s the international laughing stock who, after slandering me in 2004, was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd: See the source image

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Can we have another quote for the north Wales press then Huw?

People have left comments on the blog observing that the charges against Allen are specimen charges, that the enormity of his crime empire has not been mentioned and neither have his accompanying interests including serious organised crime and money laundering. See the source imageIndeed not, John Allen stands accused of groping the genitals of a few boys over their clothes and at most of sexually assaulting a few of them. It just doesn’t begin to cover what John Allen and his business partners did over decades.

During WW II, Norwood served on the Tribunal hearing the cases of men seeking to be accepted as conscientious objectors. At this time Norwood owned and lived at Trerose Manor in Cornwall. His son-in-law was the Rev C. B. Canning, Headmaster of Canford. CANFORD HERE

After the War, in 1946, Cyril Norwood was the President of the Geographical Association, following an earlier Marlborough colleague: Clement Cyril Carter (who had been President at the outbreak of WW II) to the position. Sir Charles Evans – Eric Sunderland – ??

Cyril Norwood retired to Iwerne Minster in Dorset where he died in 1956.

Norwood wrote the lyrics, in Latin, for Bristol Grammar School’s song, Carmen Bristoliense, which is still sung today. 

[After Marlborough Jolly attended] Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge,

Asa – graduated in 1941

Dr Death is also an alumnus of Sidney Sussex- DATE 

where he was in the water polo team,

Amanda Bluglass, daughter of Dafydd’s mate Robert, is/was a keen water polo player

before proceeding to the London Hospital.

As discussed in previous posts eg. ‘Oliver’s Army’, ‘A Celebration of Dafydd’s Medical Training’ and ‘This Is A Nightmare For All Of Us’, the London Hospital facilitated a big trafficking ring in its immediate environs of the East End. The crime facilitated by the London Hospital stretched back years before the founding of the NHS, but the party really got going  when the Krays empire bloomed during the 1960s. One reason why the Krays were untouchable was their business activities in collaboration with Lord Bob Boothby and Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner gang. Hugh Jolly qualified in 1942, before the flurry of London Hospital-trained Top Docs who were of such great help to Gwynne and Dafydd, including Sir William Asscher, Lord Bob Winston and Wendy Savage.

Jolly was of the earlier cohort who qualified at the London Hospital that included Sir George Godber HERE Joseph Godber  eg. ‘Cymro 007’ – Tizard?? – John Rogers Ellis – Clifford Wilson

He used to recall that even as a student he was fascinated by paediatrics, so much so that he would run the two miles from his teaching hospital to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, Hackney, in order to arrive for the rounds on time – chewing sandwiches on the way.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Hackney – Robin Skynner – the Count??

He qualified with the Conjoint and MB BChir in 1942. This was during the 1939-45 war and post-qualification jobs had to be few before joining the Services. Hugh’s were at the London, and included that of children’s house physician to Maitland Jones and Doyne Bell.

Arthur Griffith Maitland-Jones trained at the London Hospital 20 years before Godber, Jolly et al:

Arthur Maitland-Jones: b.6 March 1890 d.17 May 1957
MC(1918) OBE(1919) MB BS Lond(1921) MD Lond(1922) MRCS LRCP(1914) MRCP(1921) FRCP(1933)

Arthur Maitland-Jones, the elder son of the Rev. Joseph Maitland-Jones and his wife, Jeannie Maitland, was born in Merthyr Tydfil and educated at Taunton School and the London Hospital. Shortly after taking the conjoint diploma in 1914 he joined the R.A.M.C., and for his outstanding service was awarded the Military Cross, twice mentioned in dispatches, made an O.B.E, and given the Croix de Guerre (1917).

On demobilisation he held junior posts at the London Hospital, and was assistant to, and later Assistant Director of, the Medical Unit until 1923, when he spent a year at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. He returned to the London Hospital to hold the first staff appointment in the newly created Dept of Paediatrics, which he served until his retirement in 1945.

Maitland-Jones led paediatrics at the London Hospital when the East End was incredibly poor and, contrary to the fairy tales spun by Uncle Harry et al, those in the gutter in the East End  were of very little concern to Top Docs. Child prostitution was common and little concern was shown about it; children without parents were left to survive in whatever way they could. Life was very tough for everyone and there was notorious conflict between Jewish residents and others, most famously the British Union of Fascists. That received much more attention than organised abuse and trafficking of children or vulnerable people.

1930s and 40s – Battle of Cable Street??

The Mildmay Mission Hospital in Shoreditch provided services until the 1970s/80s. After its closure, those who had run the Mildmay and knew that the kids from the East End who had been trafficked to north Wales and trafficked back again as rent boys and were dying from AIDS, blackmailed Ken Clark at the Dept of Health into opening the purse to convert the Mildmay into an AIDS hospice thus allowing witnesses to serious crime to Die In Privacy and not publicise how they had become rent boys. Celebs were also cared for at the Mildmay, which is why it was built like Fort Knox. I suspect that Freddie Mercury was one celeb who spent time there. See post ‘Apocalypse Now’.

Previous posts have discussed the MPs of the East End who colluded with the criminality spinning out of the London Hospital, including Reg Prentice (see post ‘This is A Nightmare For us All’. Far less has been acknowledged about the role of Ian Mikardo and Peter Shore; Shore was the Labour MP who persuaded Ken Clark to cough up for the Mildmay. Peter’s wife Dr Liz Shore was a mate of Richard Crossman’s and a Gov’t Top Doc. Liz Shore was Deputy Chief Medical Officer, DATES – Liz Shore – Dean of TITLES DATES

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Lord Elwyn-Jones – grew up in Carmarthenshire and also spent years as an East End Labour MP. Elwyn-Jones was Lord Chancellor under Harold Wilson and Sunny Jim and a key conduit between the East End and Wales. Once Elwyn-Jones was Lord Chancellor, Gwynne, Dafydd etc were laughing. Elwyn-Jones was married to Pearl ‘Polly’ Binder, an Artist with a Special Interest in East Enders and their little ways. Polly and her pictures of Pearly Kings were great PR for Lord Elwyn. Dan Jones, Elwyn and Polly’s son, settled in the East End and became a social worker and an Artist. See previous posts…

[Maitland-Jones] was on the staff of the Infants’ Hospital, Vincent Square, from 1928 till 1939, part of this time as Chairman of its Medical Committee.

In addition he was consultant to Dr Barnardo’s Home, the Royal Merchant Navy School and the National Adoption Society, and a valued member of the League of Nations Committee on Infant and Child Nutrition. During World War II he administered two sectors of the Emergency Medical Service, and later was attached to the Southern Command of the Army.

Maitland-Jones was doing all this when babies were ruthlessly taken from young or simply just poor mothers and handed over to Dr Barnardo’s or the National Adoption Society; it wasn’t uncommon for the mother to be told that the baby had died and to have no knowledge that her baby was alive and well and had been given to someone else. Money changed hands in some circumstances. Dr Barnardo’s children were, as was standard practice at the time, not always cared for as they should have been and the built-in institutional neglect allowed Dr Barnardo’s kids to be targeted by the organised paedophile/trafficking gangs of the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

Rhodri Morgan’s wife Julie is a former Barry social worker who was Deputy Director of Dr Barnardo’s. Julie Morgan was educated at King’s College London and as a student in the late 1960s and 70s would return home to south Wales to campaign for Sunny Jim, with her mates Rhodri and the Windbag. Rhodri Morgan represented Cardiff West, the seat that the Westminster molester George Thomas held, 1945-83. Julie Morgan is at present the AM for Cardiff North (see ‘The Paedophiles’ Friends Of Cardiff North’ and the Welsh Gov’ts Deputy Health Minister. When Julie worked as a social worker, Hugh Jolly’s Expert Advice re childcare had to be heeded.

Maitland-Jones… was a President of the section of Diseases of Children of the Royal Society of Medicine, and of the British Paediatric Association, 1949-50, although he had retired in 1945 to farm for two years in North Devon before returning to his native Wales to settle at Crickhowell, Brecon…

MP – North Devon??

Crickhowell – Roddy and Dai etc

Lord Brecon – Lindy and Leolin Price

 

[Maitland-Jones] had a great affection for his parent hospital… In 1926 he married Miriam, daughter of Dr John Ritchey, of Oil City, Pennsylvania. They had one son and one daughter….

Maitland-Jones’s great affection for his parent hospital will mean that Maitland-Jones will have always been on hand to help in the face of Foul Allegations that may have needed more than an outraged 

to ensure that they disappeared.

Pensylvania – W Abse???

Tizard – Shell – London Hospital

 

[Hugh Jolly] then joined the RAMC, serving in the United Kingdom, Normandy and North West Europe; ending his service with the rank of captain and dermatologist to the Allied Forces in the Netherland East Indies, a specialty he quoted as being invaluable in his subsequent career.

After the war he renewed his acquaintance with paediatrics as house physician to Wilfrid Sheldon, later Sir Wilfrid, the first Royal paediatrician, at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street.

Institutional neglect and abuse was prevalent at Great Ormond Street, as I shall discuss in further detail later in this post.

There was immediate empathy between them and they shared an enthusiasm for a clearer understanding of children’s illnesses, as well as a sense of humour and a lifelong love of gardening.

Hugh Jolly realized that to be a ‘whole’ paediatrician he needed a knowledge of paediatric surgery, and at considerable personal and financial sacrifice (he was poor in those days) he opted to postpone promotion and become a house surgeon at the same hospital before climbing the usual medical ladder to senior registrar. In November 1951 he was appointed consultant in Plymouth; the first full-time paediatrician in an area which included large parts of Devon and Somerset as well as the whole of Cornwall. There were only part-time paediatricians in Taunton and Truro, between Bristol and Land’s End. For the first three months he elected to become a ‘resident’ again, at the Children’s Hospital, Cincinatti. Back in Plymouth, only a man of his enormous energy could have achieved so much. His new ‘cubicalized’ ward attracted innumerable admiring visitors, even from abroad. He broke the isolation of children in hospital by encouraging parents to live in with their children, as well as by daily visiting. He also established combined clinics, then a novel concept, with orthopaedic and ear, nose and throat colleagues, which were of mutual benefit and helped his adult specialist colleagues to a better understanding of children.

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Plymouth MPs – during the 1950s – who

Hugh made over 400 domiciliary visits annually, always with the general practitioner (the limit for payment was 200 visits), and he found time to visit prisoners in Princetown gaol to talk to the pre-release groups about the problems they would have to face on return to family life, and also to understand better the criminal mind.

Princeton – aka Dartmoor – was a prison with a terrifying reputation even among hardened villains. Dartmoor was a place in which prisoners were flogged, held in solitary confinement for many months or even years and where straightjackets were still used. Escapes could result in death on Dartmoor if the weather was inclement. For prisoners deemed to be ‘difficult’ there was little difference between how they lived in Dartmoor and how they might well have lived in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh pre-Gwynne.

I’m not sure which ‘pre-release’ groups in Dartmoor with whom Jolly held discussions, because people didn’t tend to be released from Dartmoor, it wasn’t a cosy open prison that was geared to preparing prisoners for life on the outside soon.

During his first 10 years as a consultant he attended a vast number of medical meetings, where he always made penetrating and usually apposite remarks. In later years they were often more controversial. At this time he also managed to be honorary secretary of the paediatric section of the Royal Society of Medicine. There were no motorways to London then, so he travelled by car in the small hours. He infuriated his junior staff by doing a full ward round at about 4 a.m, with only the frightened night sister, before leaving for London.

Hugh Jolly’s Ward Rounds were obviously conducted using the Dafydd model of clinical excellence.  kids at 4 am – no-one around  but a frightened night sister who of course Would Have Spoken Out if ever a Child Had Been At Risk. 

When the juniors came on duty at the normal time they had to sort out the myriad instructions left by ‘the boss’. They got their own back: Jolly crept in for his usual morning round, but this time he found his whole staff standing strictly to attention in starched white coats, or nurse’s uniforms.

This could well have been a creative response to a dangerous doctor whom none of the staff could openly challenge without having their livelihoods destroyed. I know of Docs and other staff in north Wales and London who would quietly ensure that they just happened to find something that needed doing on the ward when a patient was in great danger. I traced one such junior doc and asked him why he had not simply rung the police; he replied that he was a junior doc, an overseas graduate and the GMC would have struck him off for Making Allegations about a Senior Colleague. That senior colleague had one of the highest suicide rates in the UK among his female patients and had been the subject of complaint after complaint to the GMC, to his employer and even to the Secretary of State for Wales at the time, who busied himself looking in the other direction. 

AAM – Mr Thrope – David Ennals – John Ennals – Janey Buchan – Mervyn Susser – Zena Stein – Lady Lavender Patten of Barnes and Lord Chris

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The dangerous idiot whom a junior overseas doc knew was a huge risk to patients remains on the Medical Register with a licence to practice.

Small wonder that in 1960 he was invited to join Doyne Bell at Charing Cross Hospital, London.

The staff at Plymouth had presented a united front, so Promotion For Dr Jolly was the solution!

1960 – WHICH MPs?? pics

Obviously a Safe Pair Of Hands was needed in Plymouth after the outrage of the staff outwitting Dr Jolly and his 4am visits to the children’s ward, so in the mid-1960s, a Nice Young Doctor – who’s home town was Plymouth, who had undertaken his clinical training at Tommy’s and then spent a few years there working as research registrar to William Sargant, a psychiatrist as dangerous and as unhinged as Gwynne and who a la Gwynne has been written out of medical history so embarrassing was he – was selected as the Labour candidate to contest Plymouth WHAT.

Dr Death entered the Commons in MONTH 1966!

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Mr Thrope and Norman – Cliveden – Charing Cross a centre – Josephile Barnes DATES

In 1965 he became paediatrician in charge at Charing Cross, a post he retained until he retired in 1983.

Josephine and the Gender ID crowd

He turned his energies to the handicapped, and the child development centre at Charing Cross is a fitting memorial.

‘The handicapped’ were the most vulnerable kids of all. SAVILE.

The last person they needed taking an interest in them was Hugh Jolly.

He was also medical adviser to the Chailey Heritage Hospital. LOOK UP

Generations of medical students flocked to his ward rounds and outpatients, as indeed did swarms of visitors – including many from overseas.

Of course they did, Jolly was on tele

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and the uninitiated, upon witnessing that this man seemed either clueless, bonkers or unpleasant, will have presumed that he had hidden talents or was just having a bad day.

From 1961-62 he was seconded as professor of child health to University College, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Harold Scarborough ?? others??

This fired his interest in the child health problems of the developing world, which continued until his death. Jolly was probably the most widely travelled paediatrician.

An illustration of how serious the problem was.

He would often suggest alterations to the running of a service which were clearly common sense, but sometimes his enthusiasm to improve a situation blinded him to local difficulties so that his efforts were counterproductive.

Jolly inflicted damage then. I think we should be told where exactly Jolly’s efforts had been ‘counterproductive’ and what the ‘local difficulties’ were that caused people to be foolish enough to seek the advice of the mad old bugger.

Not surprisingly, his ideas would either be so welcome that he was invited to return or the reaction would be ‘Never again!’

The ‘never again’ contingent didn’t find their concerns published by ‘The Times’, so Hugh’s media appearances, advice to the masses and globe trotting accompanied by his advice to Darkies continued.

Hugh was particularly welcome in Australia where he was a member of the Panel of Assessors, National Health and Medical Research Council, as well as adviser to ‘Parents’ Centres’ and the Nursing Mothers’ Association.

kids from hackney to oz

His views on bereavement were movingly set out in a broadcast in Sydney in 1977 and later published: ‘Loss of a baby’, Aust.Paediatr. J. March 1978.

He examined abroad at the Universities of Benin and Nsukka, Nigeria; at Singapore and Riyadh, and at home for the Universities of Glasgow, Liverpool and London, as well as for the MRCP and DCH.

The Universities of Glasgow,

CALMAN PIC

Liverpool

Dafydd

and London

Chamberl – wendy

were all facilitating big rings directly linked to Gwynne and Dafydd.

As always, he demanded high standards which earned him a hawkish reputation.

Translates as ‘Jolly was intimidating’. It simply wasn’t true that this was because of his determination to uphold ‘high standards’, just look at what was happening.

Other appointments included the Tropical Medicine Research Board, Medical Research Council, the advisory council of the British Society of Music Therapy, the editorial board of Excerpta Medica, the Bureau of Overseas Medical Service, the Down’s Children Association,

Dr Leonard Arthur – Leicester – DATE

the National Association for Hospital Play Staff, Nuclear Weapons FREEZE,

Russell??

Family Planning Association,

PIC Dunwoody – vera houghton

Exploring Parenthood, and the Institute for Social Inventions – all examples of his catholic interest in wide areas of child care which was reflected in his departments both in Plymouth and at Charing Cross.

link – Plymouth n c cross

Psychiatrists, psychologists and play therapists (Hugh was one of the first to introduce the latter) cooperated with him to establish a free and happy atmosphere where previously the rigidity of departments geared to adults had been the rule.

Play therapy was yet another smokescreen and a discipline that was colonised by the same old crowd who shifted the goalposts to retain their dominance of the field when criticism of their practices snowballed.

His first book, ‘Sexual precocity’, Springfield,111.,Thomas, 1955, GET CITATION gave the clearest understanding of the problem at that time and was a culmination of his thesis for MD Cantab, which won him the coveted Raymond Horton Smith prize.

As with so much else, studies of sexual precocity were manna from heaven to people facilitating organised abuse. In the 1950s and 60s, the ‘sexual precocity’ exhibited by those being written about was nearly always a result of sexual abuse and more often than not was taken full advantage of by everyone, including Top Docs. It is only relatively recently that the standard response to allegations that 12 year olds ‘seduced’ adults is one of outrage. Top Docs’ and other material written by academics and professionals or indeed law reports, coverage of sex abuse cases in the lay press etc, until just a few years ago demonstrate that the notion of children being responsible for their sexual assaults at the hands of predatory adults was rarely challenged if the predator had the support of those in high places. This notion prevailed in the most clear cut cases of violent sexual assault on even pre-pubescent children if certain offenders had to be protected; the defence was not just wheeled out in cases of consenting sex between girls of 15 with their boyfriends of 18.  Ideas of sexually precocious children kept Gwynne, Dafydd et al out of prison for their entire lives.

There followed a succession of books and articles, nearly all written in the small hours – sleep hardly seemed necessary.

PIC whizz

His student textbookDiseases of Children’, Oxford, Blackwell, first appeared in 1964; the fifth edition, in collaboration with M Levene, appeared in 1985 only shortly before his death. Its universal popularity speaks for its clarity and explains why it was translated into other languages. Even more widely successful was his ‘Book of Child Care’, London, Allen and Unwin, 1975, which ran to four editions and appeared in six other languages. His regular column in ‘The Times’ during the 1970s culminated in collected articles (c.1973) entitled ‘Common Sense About Babies and Children’, London, Unwin Paperbacks, 1983 and ‘More Common Sense About Babies’, London, Pelham (also Sphere), 1978. Two new books appeared the year before he died:The First Five Years’ and ‘The Grandparents’ Handbook’, London, Pagoda Books, 1985.

Hugh the facilitator of organised abuse was dispensing advice to readers of ‘The Times’ under the Editorship of NAME and Hugh was still telling the world how to look after their children the year after I complained about Gwynne, in collaboration with M. Levene.

Malcolm Levene is a paediatrician who stars on the website of Leeds University:

Reproduction And Perinatal Health Research Group, University of Leeds
People

Malcolm Levene MD FMedSc FRCP FRCPCH

Academic Department of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
D Floor
Clarendon Wing
University of Leeds
LS2 9NS

Research Interests Causes of damage to the developing brain incorporating multidisciplinary research into interaction between environmental and genetic (maternal and fetal) factors (supported by a multidisciplinary PPARC grant) as well as imaging the neonatal brain to understand the causation of brain injury. This work and the work of many others has culminated in an MRC funded grant to evaluate brain cooling as a method of protecting the neonatal brain following severe birth asphyxia. This multi-centre study has enrolled 325 infants and is now in the second phase of evaluating primary outcome (death or disability) at 18 months. The last recruited baby will be examined in July 2008 and first publication of results are expected by end of 2008.

Malcolm and his team didn’t make clear that one of the most common causes of severe birth asphyxia is a cocked-up delivery. At least the MRC handed over the dosh without Malcolm having to mention it. See the source image

But then no-one mentioned that Leeds University employed the Top Docs who staffed the hospitals in which Jimmy Savile was given free rein and indeed appeared in TV documentaries filmed in those hospitals.

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Leeds General Infirmary – Alan Franey – CEO of Broadmoor

Gren Kershaw – 1983

Jimmy Shroff – D.G.E. Wood – St George’s dead DATE – Bart’s graduate – Snowdon – Shroff’s widow a senior dietician at the Betsi See the source image

Bodger Chamberlain’s partner in crime Malcolm Pearce trained at Leeds University. Jane Wynne, the Top Doc who played a key part in the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal, providing 100% backing for the Bottom Inspectors, their crazed notions and confirming their use of a discredited sexual assault itself on young children as a reliable way of ‘diagnosing’ sexual abuse, was based in Leeds.

Last night someone drew my attention to the career history of Wendy Burn, currently the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Wendy trained at Leeds and has featured in previous posts, but I certainly missed some impressive parts of Wendy’s CV:

Wendy Burn was born in Oxford in 1959. Her parents were both Top Docs and her grandfather was Joshua Harold Burn, a pharmacologist at the University of Oxford. Wendy trained at Southampton Medical School (the domain of Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Sir Donald Acheson as discussed in ‘Professor Prestigious and His Associates’) and joined the university theatre group. Wendy ‘became interest in punk rock, partied every night and failed her first year of medicine’. Extremely poor student Wendy ‘managed to turn her academic studies around and passed the later years of her degree whilst acting as stage manager for the medical school revue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’. That sort of activity at medical school provides one with kudos and contacts as useful as those acquired through hard work in medical fields. Wendy will have benefited even more than is usual because Wendy subsequently worked in Leeds, Savile Central. Is that perhaps why you went to Leeds Wendy?

Wendy eventually managed to qualify in 1982 without distinguishing herself and subsequently worked in house jobs at Lymington Hospital and Southampton General Hospital. In  1983 Wendy started a senior house officer post in the Royal South Hants Hospital and also worked in a Victorian asylum, Knowle Hospital, which had become an old people’s home. Hampshire/Southampton was Lord Denning’s territory as well as other notables eg. Sarah Ferguson and her dad Major Ron.

Wendy unsuccessfully applied to the training programme in psychiatry at Southampton – even psychiatry didn’t want Wendy, so she must have been hopeless – so Wendy eventually started a research position with Guy Edwards at Southampton where she assessed patients on medical wards following self harm.

In 1985, by which time the Gang in north Wales who were strongly affiliated to Jimmy Savile were after my blood, Wendy obtained her Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and started her career as an academic psychiatrist at the University of Leeds. Her first post was at High Royds Hospital, where she worked under the supervision of Richard Mindham and John Wattis.

Burn was one of the first women to be appointed a Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry at the University of Leeds in 1990, the year of my constant High Court cases, the first of which in Feb 1990 was at the High Court in Leeds. Wendy was appointed Chair of the Senior House Officer programme in 1995. During this time Wendy became more involved with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, including as  an examiner. Wendy’s main research interest is in dementia and she sits on the national planning committees for dementia care; Wendy’s not effected much improvement there.

Wendy was appointed Associate Medical Director for Doctors in Training at the University of Leeds in 2000, the year that the Waterhouse was published and eventually took over the clinical Part Two MRCPsych examinations, which involved finding psychiatric patients for candidates to interview. I know the routine, the patients are very carefully selected… Soon after, Burn became the Director of the Yorkshire Specialist Registrar Training Scheme in Old Age Psychiatry. At the time Wendy became clinical lead for dementia in Yorkshire and the Humber, working closely with Alzheimer’s Society. The Alzheimer’s Society have known of appalling patient abuse and neglect for many years but they won’t be saying much about it or their funding will come to an end and their places on Gov’t committees etc will stop as well.

Burn has been consistently involved with postgraduate medical training and established the Yorkshire School of Psychiatry. She was the first Head of the School of Psychiatry in 2007. In 2009 Wendy joined forces with the University of Sheffield, another Savile stronghold with Added David Blunkett (see post ‘The Big Questions’) and formed the Yorkshire and the Humber School of Psychiatry.

In 2011 Burn became Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and in this capacity she coordinated clinical examinations, professional development and lead national recruitment.

Wendy oversaw the relocation of the Royal College of Psychiatrists from Belgrave Square to Aldgate, after the inevitable happened and the Royal College realised that they could not afford their Belgravia HQ even after such generosity from M&S (see post ‘The Newcastle-upon-Tyne Connection’).

Since 2016 Wendy Burn has led the Gatsby Foundation and Wellcome Trust Neuroscience Project, which looks to transform training for psychiatry trainees by increasing ‘the neuroscience components of psychiatric training to make it meet modern mental health treatment requirements. The initial phase included a review of the current curricula of neuroscience and psychiatry, which made recommendations for a new curriculum. After the curriculum was finalised, approved and adopted, Burn has been responsible for assessing its impact.’ See previous posts for the dirty money and scam that underlies the Gatsby Foundation and the dodgy deals and flaky practices inherent in the Wellcome Trust Neurosciences Project. Don’t expect much improvement in the situation of dementia patients anytime soon…

Wendy was elected President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2017, shortly after I began this blog. The focus of Wendy’s Presidency has been ‘helping old people with depression, dementia and anxiety’ and she has also campaigned for more funding for the NHS. Wendy knows that her patients are actually far more in need of social care that is not available because the NHS is gobbling up all of the funds. Wendy also campaigns for opportunities to increase mental health bed capacity, although occupancy of a mental health bed rarely benefits anyone anyway.

Burn identified that there are significant inequalities in mental health care across the UK and that people in Wales had the worst access to specialist care, in spite of the billions that have been given to Top Docs in Wales and the uncritical toadying to them on the part of the Welsh Gov’t. Wendy serves as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group.

Burn married her husband William in 1991. In 1993 she was the first consultant in the Psychiatry Unit at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to take maternity leave for her son’s birth.

So that’s the basics of Privileged Wendy, Daughter Of Oxford Top Docs, Granddaughter of Famous Pharmacologist, who was one of the most hopeless medical students in her cohort at Southampton and who managed to spend most of her career on the patch of the big trafficking ring in Yorkshire with Savile at the centre of it and not notice.

Wendy missed the Yorkshire Ripper as well, he caused havoc up there. A reader asked me the other day if I thought that the Yorkshire Ripper was killing women who had been abused by the ring in Yorkshire and was thus eliminating witnesses which is why there was that mystery of the police missing his activities although he came up on their list of suspects I think 12 times before they twigged that he was Their Man. That thought hadn’t occurred to me, but I had suspected that the Yorkshire Ripper presented great difficulties for The System because he knew about the ring, the police corruption and Savile. His wife Sonia almost certainly knew about such matters as well, Sonia the teacher who lived in Bradford and won the libel case against ‘Private Eye’, after a curious relationship with a journo from the Daily Mail.

Wendy Burn will also have known about William Kerr and Michael Haslam, the two Yorkshire psychiatrists who for decades systematically raped and sexually exploited their female patients. As with Dafydd et al, there was complaint after complaint but no investigation. One senior Angel who reported them was demoted and a Prof at Leeds University was told that he’d be sacked if he didn’t shut up about Kerr and Haslam. As they hit retirement age, Kerr and Haslam were finally ‘investigated’. One of them went to prison for a short time. They both retired with big Top Doc pensions. The women whom they assaulted were told that their records that Kerr and Haslam had compiled about them would not be amended and neither were any references to Kerr and Haslam’s eventual exposure added to their records. So those women are still officially Disturbed Patients, most of them with Personality Disorders. See previous posts.

Never mind Kerr and Haslam targets, I’m far more Twisted and Dangerous than you, let’s revel in our status as Dangerous Nutters who have refused to shut up about sex offending Top Docs!

Here’s Privileged Wendy, former shite student and Role Model for Wimmin:

 

Malcolm Levene can also be found on the website of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health:

Emeritus Professor Malcolm Levene

Year James Spence Medal awarded: 2010

As teacher, scientist, author and clinician, Malcolm’s contribution to Paediatrics is testimony to outstanding quality and productivity. [Shurely shome mishtake – Ed.]See the source imageHis driving educational interest, with student put first, is seen as Dean of Students. An international force in Fetal and Neonatal Neurology, his research focussing on perinatal brain injury See the source imageled to election to the Academy of Medical Sciences. Malcolm has authored over 200 peer reviewed articles and 19 books. Awards include Donald Patterson, Michael Blacow, Guthrie and recently the international William Liley Medal. In RCPCH, his contribution ranges from Academic Board to Editor of Mastercourse, winner of the BMA medical book competition.

Leeds University – Lord Edward Boyle

Jack Straw – Alice Perkins

Culpable Leeds MPs – Merlyn Rees, Keith Joseph, ONE BEFORE – Hilary Benn

Media Leeds – Mark Byford – dad Lawrence – Top Cop

Lawyers and judiciary – Sir John Kay – Feb 1990

Justice Joseph Cantley – Mr Thrope – George Carman

 

In [Jolly’s] later years he concentrated on bereavement and greatly influenced obstetricians, paediatricians and general practitioners to react more sympathetically to parents of stillbirths and miscarriages.

One wonders what influence Jolly exerted, because parents in such situations still frequently report callous insensitivity.

He also drew attention to the problem of the dying child. See the source imageIt was not surprising that the British Paediatric Association elected him an honorary member in 1985. He was also an honorary member of the section of paediatrics of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Previous posts eg. ‘Too Many Pills’ discuss how these organisations were packed to the rafters with and led by Top Docs facilitating abuse or at best ignoring it.

Through his numerous writings in medical and lay journals, and in newspapers, and by his appearances on television and his talks on radio, Hugh sought to establish a wider understanding of his patients: of their health, their behaviour, their illnesses and anxieties. This naturally involved parents and he was never happier than when talking through their difficulties. As a parent, it is unpleasant to hear oneself upbraided, but Jolly never spared the feelings of others if he believed he was acting in the best interests of his patient, See the source imagewhether the latter be newly born or a tyrannical teenager. He recognized that this upset parents, even to anger, but he would argue passionately in defence of his stance.

No-one had the guts to tell the parents whom Jolly insulted, pathologized and blamed that the Great Man was propping up scores of child molesters in senior professional and political positions and assisted the state in removing children from their families to hand them over to the ‘care’ of organised paedophile rings.

Hugh Jolly was tall, with a slightly stooping, lolloping gait, a shock of hair and usually a large bow tie. He drove himself hard and fast, and all who worked with him; this included his cars.

Did Jolly crash as many cars as Dafydd I wonder? If so, did Jolly just dump the wreckages in his garden a la Dafydd?

He was indomitable and indefatigable. Even when ill, and in a wheelchair, he flew to Berlin to fulfil lectures he had promised. He was equally energetic in his leisure pursuits whether gardening, breeding budgerigars and peacocks, or water skiing and, later, gliding. Even when on holiday his thirst for knowledge continued, especially in regard to historic buildings and their treasures, which just had to be visited no matter how long the drive. Passengers were allowed no ‘stops’, not for food or even calls of nature – at least, not until pleas were desperate.

Is it possible that like a few of his colleagues, including Dafydd, Dr Jolly maintained this hectic schedule with the assistance of chemical stimulants, most probably prescribed by himself for himself?

Professor Sir Peter Tizard allows me to quote from his address at the Service of Thanksgiving at All Souls, Langham Place, London on 14 May 1986: ‘And what of Hugh as a person? First, he was a man of high principles, but he did not wear his conscience on his sleeve. See the source image

Peter Tizard – HERE

Next, he was a man of boundless energy and boundless vitality. In his dealings with children and their parents he was a model of patience and the unhurried approach.

Including at those 4am ward rounds.

As a friend he was always good company and always good humoured, and he never took offence even when deliberately baited. I generally attacked him on the elegance of his clothes – large bow ties, white dinner jackets and so on – or on the successful opening on TV, or in the Press, of his spring or autumn advertising campaign. All this needling Hugh accepted with amusement and good-humoured tolerance.’

In everything he did his wife Geraldine supported him devotedly. Equally, he was devoted to her, his three children and latterly, while he was so sadly ill, his granddaughter.

BM Laurance wrote this hagiography of a populist abuser and Media Doc. Laurance HERE

 

Arthur Doyne Courtenay Bell, at who’s knee the unstoppable Hugh Jolly learnt, received the Munk’s Roll treatment:

b.15 June 1900 d.17 September 1970
MRCS LRCP(1928) BM BCh Oxon(1928) MA(1938) DM(1938) MRCP(1933) FRCP(1949)

Arthur Doyne Courtenay Bell, known as ‘DB’ to his many friends, was born at Prestwich, Lancashire, the son of Robert Arthur Bell, mathematician and consulting engineer, and Evelyn Maud Richardson. He was related on his father’s side to Thomas Sydenham. He was educated at King’s College School, Gresham’s School, Holt, and St John’s College, Oxford, where he was an open scholar and Adrian Graves memorial exhibitioner, also diving and playing water-polo for the university.

The Top Docs dedicated to The Poor do enjoy their water polo.

St John’s College Oxford – Idwal Pugh – David Lewis Davies – Du Cann – Kingsley Amis – Betjeman – etc CHECK DATES –

He graduated BM BCh from St Thomas’s Hospital in 1928.

Tommy’s classics – Tudor Spart, Michael Hutt, Dallys, Dr Death etc

After early house appointments, he was awarded the Perkins travelling fellowship to Vienna and Berlin in 1931.

Freudian circles

On his return to Britain he became chief assistant in the children’s department of St Thomas’s Hospital in 1932. In 1938 he proceeded DM. During the second world war he served as paediatric consultant in Sector II of the EMS and was in charge of the children’s department at the London Hospital. He was also medical officer to the Heavy Reserve Squad, City of Westminster. He joined the staff of the Charing Cross Hospital in 1945 and also became physician to the Belgrave Children’s Hospital,

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and honorary physician to the children’s department of Queen Mary’s Hospital for the East End of London.

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He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1949.

Lord Max Rosenheim, King of UCH/UCL was a contemporary in the Royal College of Physicians. Rosenheim served as President of the Royal College from 1966 until his death in Dec 1972. Rosenheim was a Bachelor who was not blessed with children and made or broke medical careers. He was mentor to many of the Top Docs who later facilitated Gwynne and Dafydd’s network, including Geoffrey Chamberlain and Josephile Barnes (see eg. Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ Rosenheim was mates with Harriet Harperson’s father. Rosenheim died in office when he wasn’t that old, at the end of 1972 when Headmasters of Bryn Estyn were being suspended for uncertain reasons and replaced by people who then died in car crashes along with their Deputies and their entire families. It isn’t beyond possibility that one of Lord Max’s Esteemed Colleagues gave him a little push. Three months after Lord Max sadly passed over, Matt Arnold relocated from Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead to become Head of Bryn Estyn and he soon appointed his friend and colleague from Axwell Park Peter Howarth to a post at Bryn Estyn, Howarth taking up his new post in Nov 1973.

Arnold died of an unidentified blood disease on 9 June 1994; Howarth’s trial for serial sexual assaults on boys in care in north Wales opened on 13 June. He was convicted and imprisoned for 10 years in July 1994, just before Miranda became Leader of the Labour Party.

Ian Mikardo’s old pal Jo Richardson, the MP for Barking, died in office on 1 Feb 1994, but at least that meant that Little Nell, former Leader of Islington Borough Council when the ring linked to Gwynne and Dafydd raged in Islington was able to become MP for Barking. Little Nell was elected to the Commons on 9 June  1994, just as Matt Arnold joined Jo in that Golden Den of Serious Organised Crime in the sky.

Harriet’s dad died on WHAT Nov 1994 – Dafydd’s High Court injunction – Rasp

Lord Max was educated at Shrewsbury School – Sir Charles Evans -DATES

 

In 1965 [Doyne Bell] retired from the consultant staff of the Charing Cross Hospital, and from the Board of Governors in March 1966.

Doyne Bell wielded enormous influence at Charing Cross and if anyone did ever raise concerns about the eccentric Dr Jolly, a Full and Speedy Investigation will have resulted 

and complete confidence in Dr Jolly will have been expressed. After all, there were the reputations of Experts in Plymouth as well as Charing Cross at stake. See the source image

As well as serving as a member of the Board of Governors of the Charing Cross Hospital, and chairman of the Planning Committee, he was also examiner in medicine and child health for the RCP and examiner in paediatrics to the University of Birmingham.

Birmingham University HERE

A firm chairman in committee, it was his particular genius to extract from others, often at difference, the essence of their concepts, and to weld them into a workable plan for a new project.

For many years he was editor of St Thomas’s Hospital Gazette, was consultant editor of the Charing Cross Hospital Gazette, and contributed many papers on his specialty to various professional journals. He was the author of a chapter on paediatric emergencies in the Modern Treatment Year Book, 1954.

‘DB’ was a superb example of the older type of paediatrician whose foresight paved the way for modern paediatrics. He fought tenaciously for the principle that paediatricians should have sole responsibility for babies in maternity units as an essential step in reducing neonatal mortality. He was much at ease with the children he treated and it was characteristic that he never patronized or talked down to them. He would discuss their problems with them as gravely as if they were distinguished colleagues seeking his advice. This rapport with his young patients showed how successful he was in the management of the psychological aspects of children’s illness. Awareness of the psychiatric side of children’s illnesses made him encourage child psychiatrists to join his ward rounds.

That will have been a collection of Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates from the Maudsley.

A great teacher, he maintained an old-world courtesy whatever the pressures — he would always make a point of getting up to greet each parent and child as they came into his outpatient consulting room. Essentially practical in his approach, common sense dominated his reaction to the many problems he was called upon to solve. To him a child was a person, not a potential new syndrome.

He was a great raconteur and a very competent broadcaster. His programme ‘Portrait of a Doctor’ has been repeated as a classic.

Info here

He had many friends in the world of stage and literature — listening to his repartee with Stephen Potter while playing snooker was an unforgettable experience.

The Stephen Potter whose acquaintance Mr Thrope made when Mr Thrope was farting about in the Oxford Union. Potter HERE

Essentially a clubman, a bon vivant, genial, of polished manner, he had an intense appreciation of the refinements of the table, especially in his role as chairman of the Savile Club, See the source image

where he was an esteemed and popular figure. He was skilled in many aspects of la bonne vie, on which he once expounded in public. His pastimes included golf and fishing — especially fly-fishing — and, later in life, painting in oils, in which medium he attained such skill that he was able to exhibit at the Royal Academy. He was quick to recognize cant; his sardonic chuckle was a personalized comment on the foibles of the pretentious. His interest in the young and young in heart included a friendly involvement in student activities, and wise guidance for the editors of student publications. Always he encouraged and fostered the interests of juniors.

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He continued to be productive and fully active in his retirement years, and had time to edit a journal for midwives and health visitors, to whom his special knowledge and experience were very useful.

DB told them what to do and they did it because if they didn’t, in the event of any adverse events, they’ll have been hung out to dry by DB and his mates. It’s why no Angels Ever Knew About Savile or indeed Gwynne and Dafydd.

He maintained regular contact with his friends and former colleagues and pursued his favourite sport of fly-fishing. It was while fishing that he died, and he could have wished no happier end to his life. Many will remember him for his capacity to make relationships and warm friendships. In all, he was the epitome of the Savilian mottoSodalitas Convivium‘.

Savile Club
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Savile Club bar
Established 1868; 151 years ago
Location
Clubhouse occupied since
1927; 92 years ago
Website savileclub.co.uk

The Savile Club is a London gentlemen’s club founded in 1868, located at 69 Brook Street, part of the Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair. This was the former home of “Loulou” Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, a Liberal Party Cabinet Minister. The building, a combination of Nos 69 and 71 Brook Street, owes its extravagant dix-huitième interior to Walter Burns, the brother-in-law of financier J. P. Morgan, who adapted it for his wife Fanny to entertain in suitable style. It thus includes an elegant hall, a grand staircase and a lavish ballroom. The traditional mainstays of the Savile are food and drink, good conversation, playing bridge, poker, and Savile Snooker, a 19th-century version of the game and of course, for Top Doctors who are Savilians, Helping People, in particular The Poor.

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buck house link

Jolly’s senior colleague Sir Wilfrid Percy Henry Sheldon (1901-1983), KCVO, MD, FRCP, was another man with a Royal Link, being Physician-Paediatrician to the Household of Brenda, 1952-71, a period spanning the childhoods of the Royal siblings Carlo, the Princess Snap, Andrew who Didn’t Know About Jeffrey Epstein and Edward.See the source image

Wilfrid Percy Henry Sheldon was born on 23 November 1901 at Woodford, Essex. He attended Bancroft’s School in Woodford, King’s College, London, and King’s College Hospital, London. In 1926, Sheldon was appointed consulting paediatrician at King’s College Hospital and became consultant physician to the Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street several years later. Sheldon was one of the few full-time early practitioners of paediatric medicine in Britain during this era, when ‘volunteer hospital consultants were not paid for their services’. I should clarify that they weren’t paid by the hospital for their services; they were paid very handsomely indeed for their services by their private patients and their ‘volunteer hospital posts’ were an honour, enabling them to pompous at large in the London hospitals and wield huge power. These volunteers were keen to volunteer at the Middlesex or UCH because both of those institutions were within walking distance of Harley Street and it was easy to nip back and forth. Here they are, arriving to carry out Selfless Good Works: See the source image

The Middlesex and UCH were also near Soho and Bloomsbury which provided endless possibilities re the volunteers developing additional business interests, as Gwynne discovered when he was a student at the Middlesex in the 1930s, learning at the knee of the volunteers, one of whom was Sir William Gilliatt, the Royal Doc who delivered Carlo and the Princess Snap.

Volunteer Sir William’s son Roger also studied at the feet of the volunteers at the Middlesex, including his own dad, although by the time that Roger qualified, the volunteers were picking up substantial NHS salaries, as well as their fees from Harley Street, thanks to the generosity of Sir George Godber and Radical Nye from Tredegar and subsequently as soon as possible, Chelsea.

Roger Gilliatt became a Famous Neurologist, his career really taking off after he served as Lord Snowdon’s best man when Lord S married Ma’am Darling. Roger was given that job because Lord S’s first choice, Jeremy Fry of the famous West Country chocolate producing family, had been recently convicted of importuning for immoral purposes and the other possibility, Mr Thrope, MP for North Devon, rather blotted his copy book by boasting to third parties that he had slept with both Lord S and Ma’am Darling whereas most people had only slept with one of them.

So Roger Gilliatt, Gwynne’s friend, it was. Image result for princess margaret wedding images

Buck House thought that it was worth the risk, but no, it wasn’t.

During WW II, Sheldon organized hospitals for children evacuated from London. In 1947 he became Director of the Department of Child Health at King’s College Hospital. Sheldon also maintained a private practice in Harley Street.

As an advisor in child health to the Dept of Health, 1952-61, Sheldon was closely involved in establishing paediatric medical programs under the NHS.See the source image

Sheldon was made Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1954, and Knight Commander in 1959. During the later years of his life, he lived in Kingston upon Thames. BENTALL – Ollie

Munk’s Roll account of Sheldon’s life:

Wilfrid Percy Henry (Sir) Sheldon b.23 November 1901 d.9 September 1983

KCVO(1959) CVO(1954) MRCS LRCP(1923) MB BS Lond(1924) MRCP(1925) FRCP(1933) MMSA(1972) Hon FRCOG(1972)

Sir Wilfrid Sheldon was an outstanding personality in the history of paediatrics in this country. In many ways he represented a link between the beginnings of paediatrics as a branch of medicine and the modern era of paediatrics which really began in the late 1960s. 

He succeeded, at King’s College Hospital, Sir George Frederic Still, who was the first professor of child health in Britain. Still gave up his chair in 1916 when London University ‘took over’ the London medical schools.

The Earl of Athlone aka Prince Alexander of Teck, the brother of Queen Mary Consort of George V, was Chancellor of London University and Chairman of Governors of the Middlesex Hospital. George V’s brother-in-law was still Chancellor of London University when Gwynne qualified as a Top Doc and the volunteers were practising Modern Paediatrics, establishing Today’s Profession. 

At that time Still was offered retention of his chair but as this involved relinquishing the right to private practice Still, who had no private income, was forced to abandon his professorship.

Obviously there was a limit to how much the volunteers could do.

Sheldon, who had qualified at King’s College Hospital in 1924, was appointed consultant at King’s College Hospital in 1926. Even in those days, this was a very young age to be appointed consultant

Although it wasn’t without precedent, what they got away with was impressive

and a few years later Sir Wilfrid was appointed as consultant physician to the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street.

Wilfrid Sheldon’s early life was complicated by the death of his parents when he was quite a young boy and he was supported through school and his medical education by an elder brother (J Harold Sheldon FRCP) who, it is fair to say, was worshipped by the younger Wilfrid. He quickly showed himself to be an outstanding clinician and produced one of the first major textbooks of paediatrics entitled Diseases of Children which was based, in the early editions, very largely on his own wide clinical experience.

As a volunteer.

He became the outstanding young physician at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, and on the retirement of Still he took over the directorship of the department of child health at King’s.

Sheldon was a tall, slim, aristocratic looking figure. A pleasant face when smiling, he could look extremely stern when displeased. When in critical mood, his eyes had the appearance almost of being ‘hooded’ and gave him ahawk-like’ appearance which disappeared as soon as his sense of humour, which could be ebullient, forced its way into the situation. He was a very handsome man and was a great socialite, having a fund of stories and a great ability as a conversationalist.

During the second world war, he was largely responsible for organizing the care of sick children transferred from Great Ormond Street to the country branch at Tadworth.

His research interest in medicine was very largely devoted to coeliac disease, in which his powers of clinical observation were responsible for him being one of the first paediatricians to realize that coeliac disease was due to an intolerance of wheat products. His interest in coeliac disease brought him international fame but he was also famed in his own country for his teaching ability to students in general, and by his ability to impart to his assistants the clinical acumen that he had collected over the years.

He became paediatrician to Her Majesty The Queen at a time when she first became a young mother and was very personally known to the Queen Mother,

Wilfrid Sheldon almost certainly knew about the rent boy ring that the Queen Mum’s HIV +ve loyal retainer Backdoor Billy ran.

as well as to the Queen herself. He became a ‘father figure’ in British paediatrics and was a very popular president of the British Paediatric Association. 

His two great hobbies were gardening and golf. In the first he was a great expert and created a wonderful garden around his home on Kingston Hill. At golf he was less of an expert but was a great humourist who enjoyed not only the game, but the companions with whom he played it.

Golf is excellent for networking with corrupt professionals, in particular Top Docs and lawyers. It was bad enough at Bangor Golf Club, but Lord Robert Kilpatrick really excelled (see ‘Remember Girls! Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger.)

Right to the end he retained his great critical faculties and his deep love of his family was accompanied by a very deep affection for his friends. He ultimately died due to secondary carcinoma in the liver from a primary in the colon. It was typical of him that he himself made the clinical diagnosis of both his primary carcinoma and the occurrence of the secondary deposits, many years later, in the liver. In the six weeks or so before his death he visited all his friends to say ‘goodbye’ to them and at that time he said that he felt that he had been blessed with a very happy life and happy family, and his only regret was that he was unable to look after his wife, Maithe, who herself was ill, and that his death would leave her without him.

Never mind the international trafficking ring that Sheldon and colleagues had developed over the previous decades.

DATE of death

Above all, he will be remembered as a kind, gentle man, with an ability to be critical and forceful,

when Sheldon forgot about being kind and gentle

a great teacher, and a man who loved his family and his friends.

This tribute to Sheldon was the work of CE Stroud – who he

Wilfrid Sheldon’s 1953 portrait is in the National Portrait Gallery. Lord Kenyon – JOB – DATES

The National Portrait Gallery online info helpfully reminds us of Events of 1953: A combination of low pressure in the North Sea, hurricane force winds, and high tides result in the Great Flood of 1953. With no warning system many were trapped in their homes as 20-foot waves crashed on the coast; hundreds were killed at sea and on the east coast. John Hunt’s British Expedition conquers Everest. News of the achievement reached Britain on the day of Elizabeth’s coronation.

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Frances Crick and James Watson discover the double helix structure of DNA. Uncovering DNA’s chemical make-up revolutionised our understanding of the building blocks of life.

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Ian Fleming publishes his first James Bond novel, Casino Royal.

Fleming was married to Ann, – RELATION ?? Charles Morrison, brother of Sir Peter

Chad Varah founds ‘The Samaritans’ helpline.

In both north Wales and Somerset the Samaritans embraced people involved with the Gang and their network. I suspect that this worrying phenomenon prevailed in other parts of the UK as well. In the way that practicing Top Doctors can not fail to be aware of organised abuse and the associated serious crime if it is present in their region, neither can the Samaritans.

 

There is available online Pathe news footage of Brenda visiting GOSH in 1952. The clip is summarised as:

  • Princess Elizabeth in hospital ward, Hospital staff and patients on balconies.

    Description: Great Ormond Street hospital.

    LS. Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) getting out of car and being greeted by Dr. Wilfred Sheldon. Going into the hospital. LS. (elevated) Princess walking between line of nurses in hospital. LS. Princess talking to girl in children’s ward. MS. Baby in cot. Various shots of children in Hospital ward. MS. Children in cots (2 shots) LS. and MS. Queen in children’s ward. CU. Two dolls LS. Princess walking on balcony. LS. Nurses waving. LS. Hospital staff and patients on balconies. MS. Sign over doorway “The New Southwood Building” LS. Hospital staff and patients on balconies. LS. Princess walking out of Southwood Building, and into car. LS. Nurses waving LS. General view Gt. Ormond Street Hospital; LS. Sign over doorway “Hospital for Sick Children”

    If one watches the Pathe clip, one sees Brenda being given the Tour of North Korea accompanied by Sheldon and a small number of senior Angels In Uniform, complete with those ludicrous hats that did not serve any practical purpose. Brenda is sporting a hat herself, plus elbow length gloves and the ever-present handbag hangs from her arm. The children seem to be suffering from extreme sensory deprivation; there are no toys or any other form of stimulation visible but then in those ground-breaking children’s wards of the 1950s there weren’t. There are just rows and rows of iron cots with subdued isolated children in them who were denied contact with their families and have become used to not objecting to whatever is done to them by the series of strangers who wander into their bizarre environment…

    No it Wasn’t Just Like That in the 1950s, the parents of hospitalised children in those days spoke of their horror of how their kids were treated, but it was made clear to them that their children now Belonged To The Nurses. Some of the kids returned home from hospital ‘a different child’ and were never the same again. The parents were told to shut up, they were not Experts, of course Doctor wouldn’t do anything that would harm their child. Matron however did at least know how to Keep Discipline On The Ward in those days and there was a good hospital corner on every bed. They Did Know how traumatised hospitalised kids were and that damage was being done, but it was simply not addressed because the NHS was not run for the benefit of the patients.

    Bodger, Ollie Brooke and the crowd qualified in that era. All ambitious paediatricians as well as many obstetricians and gynaecologists who took themselves seriously worked for at least a time in the world-leading GOSH. Prev posts – inc Dame Kathleen June CHECK Lloyd et al – Audrey and Sunny Jim DATES

 

Sheldon’s idolised older brother Joseph Harold Sheldon (1893–1972) was a British physician, surgeon and gerontologist. After education at Bancroft’s, a Drapers’ Company School at Woodford, J. Harold Sheldon went to work at the secretarial department of Lloyds Bank. As he approached the age of twenty, he became fervently religious and decided to leave Lloyds Bank and become a Christian medical missionary. With a Worsley scholarship, Harold Sheldon began studying medicine at King’s College Hospital Medical School in 1913.

When Sheldon had completed only one year of his clinical studies, he joined the Navy as a Surgeon Probationer, as it was possible to do in WW I and saw service in the Mediterranean, returning for study leave at intervals to complete his clinical work and qualify in 1918. After qualifying Sheldon volunteered as a Surgeon Lieutenant for mine-sweeping in the Baltic and abandoned his ambition to become a medical missionary. He held appointments at King’s College Hospital, before qualifying there in 1920. In 1921 Sheldon was appointed to the staff of the Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton. .[3]

His early work was mainly on mineral elements. His Hunterian Lecture to the College of Surgeons in 1928 was entitled “An undescribed disease of bone”, but he had already been writing on haemochromatosis and he began studying this disease in depth…and published the results as a book in 1935.

Sheldon ‘gained an outstanding medical reputation throughout the Midlands and into mid-Wales’. In Wolverhampton, he arranged his out-patient clinic to coincide with market day, for the convenience of his patients. He was consultant physician to several hospitals.

Sheldon’s Wolverhampton community survey of elderly people, the first of its kind after WW II, was carried out at the behest of the Nuffield Foundation, Chaired by Seebohm Rowntree. The ration card register was used to locate the random sample of 583 old people (186 men over 65 and 397 women over 60 years) and the survey was carried out between January and April 1945. Informed consent won’t have entered into the equation; it will be defended today by the argument that no experimentation was involved or sensitive data. My point is ‘just look at the people involved in this work and their colleagues and what they felt able to do even when experimentation and sensitive matters were involved’.

Sheldon’s 1961 Report to the Birmingham Regional Hospital Board on its Geriatric Service found inadequate hospital services for infirm geriatric patients. He made several recommendations including replacement of some older hospital buildings, appointment of more geriatric physicians, more postgraduate medical education in modern geriatrics and adequate staffing of all sections of rehabilitation teams for geriatric patients. In the light of the enormous row over the series of scandals with regard to the hospital care of the frail elderly during the latter half of the 1960s one can only presume that Sheldon’s recommendations from his 1961 Report were ignored.

The scandals that erupted years after that Report were so serious that Wilson’s DHSS Secretary Richard Crossman could only manage them by lying to Parliament about the DHSS officials and others Not Knowing that the elderly were being treated like this, hoodwinking the one whistleblower (Barbara Robb) who couldn’t be discredited, smeared or sacked and appointing corrupt Welsh barrister Geoffrey Howe to Chair a rigged Inquiry that concealed the worst. Crossman and Wilson’s Gov’t were in meltdown because Westminster molester George Thomas was a member of the Welsh Hospital Board that managed Ely, one of the hospitals in the scandals. Thomas and the Board had ignored complaints about the abuse of patients, as had the Gov’ts Chief Angel, Dame NAME Revens CHECK. Inspectors had witnessed patient abuse on visits to the hospitals concerned but still nothing was done.

George Thomas was a particularly hot potato because he had ignored the abuse of patients in Ely when he was a Minister of State in the Welsh Office and the scandal broke just as George became Welsh Secretary and Healthcare was about to be transferred to the Welsh Office, before Social Services was as well. No-one fessed up that the Welsh Office and Thomas were utterly unfit to assume responsibility for Health and Social Services, instead lies were told.

Ely’s defence was that no-one was bellyaching about Denbigh and things were much worse there. No, no-one was going to dare bellyache about Denbigh, the Welsh Hospital Board was directly responsible for running Denbigh as well, where the victims of George Thomas and his mates’ sex crimes were being lobotomised and imprisoned in a dungeon, no-one was going to go there.

The expose of the scandal at Ely happened when the Windbags’ friend Lord Cledwyn was Welsh Secretary. Lord Cledwyn served as the Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79, grew up in Holyhead and worked as a bent solicitor and was a long-standing friend of Glenys Windbag’s mum and dad, who campaigned for Lord Cled. It was at Glenys’s mum and dad’s house in Holyhead that the Windbag was first introduced to Sunny Jim by Cledwyn. The Windbag and Glenys were both students in Cardiff at the time; by the time that the Windbag had become President of the Students’ Union at what is now Cardiff University, Tony Francis had arrived as a med student at Cardiff and Francis and the Windbag would prove very useful to each other in the 1980s and 90s when Francis was working with the Gang and passing the Windbag confidential (and fallacious) info about me and probably other people who dared complain.

Perhaps the Windbag would like to tell us who else was the subject of ‘And do you know…’ conversations between Francis and the Windbags. The Gang didn’t just reserve their disgusting tactics for me, it was how they conducted themselves and it was clearly how the Windbags conducted themselves as well or they would have raised concerns about Francis and told me what he was doing.

‘It ends in the grotesque chaos of a LABOUR Windbag, a LABOUR Windbag, colluding with a gang of sex offenders who are fitting up and killing witnesses, while the LABOUR Windbag, the LABOUR Windbag, rants away at Degsy and his mates at the Party conference and the Hefferlump stomps off the stage in disgust, while Degsy and the Hefferlump are also doing deals with the same gang of sex offenders, as are Thatch, Dr Death and Plaid.’

WINDBAG – Leader of the Labour Party on 3 Oct 1983 CHECK – prev posts discussed Clive Jenkins role – only just found out that Moss Evans collaborated with Jenkins to crowbar the Windbag in as the Labour Leader. MOSS HERE.

 

Another component of the toxic brew re the institutional neglect and abuse of vulnerable people in Wales was Lord Gwilym Prys-Davies, who sat alongside George Thomas on the Welsh Hospital Board and also concealed what was happening at Ely and Denbigh and elsewhere. Prys-Davies HERE

 

So although Sheldon’s opinions re improving the shite shameful ‘care’ that thousands of elderly people in hospital were receiving were thrown in the bin, Sheldon’s opinions on other matters that resulted in the growth and protection of the gang of offenders who’s umbrellas were allowing the mistreatment of the elderly weren’t.

My how things haven’t changed. See the source image

In 1949 under the auspices of the Royal College of Physicians, Harold Sheldon gave the F. E. Williams Lecture on the Role Of The Aged In Modern Society. Easy: if The Aged are poor and frail, they are dumped in Ely or Denbigh, beaten, neglected and hosed down with cold water outside while naked. If The Aged are bigoted old judges or Royal Lobotomists, they play a rather different role in Modern Society and are afforded ever creature comfort requested, are valued for the Wisdom and in the event of being caught red handed doing what they shouldn’t the response will be an en masse See the source image

In 1954 Harold Sheldon was elected President of the International Association of Gerontology and in 1955 he went on an international lecture tour devoted to gerontology. As a leading gerontologist Harold must have known that the sort of conditions exposed at Ely Hospital a decade later weren’t unusual. Which must have been why in 1955 Harold picked up a CBE. In 1956 Harold was made a Fellow of King’s College, London.

A keen ornithologist and photographer, Harold Sheldon combined the two hobbies for a time to study the flight of birds, how they dived and the stability of some of them when asleep standing on one leg. He published in British Birds re his observations over a number of years on the movements of the Northern Golden Plover while on migration through South Staffordshire. There was a thriving ornithology scene in north Wales, much of it based around the biologists at UCNW and Harold Sheldon will have known them.

In his earlier years Harold did a good deal of mountaineering and in 1928 he was honoured by the French Gov’t for a courageous Alpine rescue on the Aiguille of the Petit Dru. Sheldon was a member of the Alpine Club and President of the Midland Association of Mountaineers.

Charles Evans, Ann McCandless Hunt etc

J. Harold Sheldon had two brothers and two sisters, including Wilfrid Sheldon and Geoffrey Colin Sheldon (1906–1997), a GP in Reigate. Harold Sheldon married Marjorie Bannister in 1921 in Newport. Their first child, Peggy, was born in 1924. Their second child died at birth. In 1927 Harold and Marjorie went on a mountaineering trip to the Alps where Marjorie died, probably from a pulmonary embolus. In 1961 on the Isle of Wight Harold married Miss Luckett, with whom he had worked for many years and they moved to a small cottage in Codsall Wood.

Munk’s Roll’s contribution re Joseph Harold Sheldon:

b.27 September 1893 d.22 June 1972
CBE(1955) MRCS LRCP(1918) MB BS Lond(1918) M(1920) MRCP(1920) FRCP(1929) Hon MD Bristol(1958) Hon LLD Birm(1965) Fell King’s Coll Lond(1956)

Harold was the eldest son of John Joseph Sheldon and Marion Squire, née Spring, a woman who had read widely and been blessed with a sense of humour. The pair had made their home at Woodford and Harold was born there. His father spent his life as a clerk in Lloyds Bank in Lombard Street, but he was a born countryman and a great horticulturist, and was elected a Fellow of the Linnaean Society for the work he had done on the raising of new ferns. Joseph and Marion Sheldon subsequently had four more children, two girls and two boys…

Harold Sheldon first went to Bancroft’s, a Drapers’ Company School at Woodford where the fees were £3 per term. He revelled in the Latin he was taught and the classical literature it opened up to him, and he begged the headmaster to be allowed to study Greek, but he was not allowed to do this and, to his lasting regret, he had to matriculate at 16 without Greek. He was never a games player and was probably fortunate not to have been at one of the large boarding schools in the early years of this century.

After he had matriculated Harold Sheldon followed his father into Lloyds Bank and was perhaps lucky to be sent to work in the secretarial department. In his late ’teens, however, Harold was overcome by the idealism of Christianity and a great desire to pass it on to others. This made him decide to leave the bank and to try to become a medical missionary. He set out to get a Worsley scholarship to help him through his training, and to show his ability was invited to write an essay on ‘Pain in relation to a belief in God’. Few boys, before or since, would have felt equal to this challenge, but it proved just the right one in his case. He chose for his theme ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children’s teeth are set on edge’ (Ezekiel 18, 2), was awarded the scholarship and started his career in medicine at King’s College, London.

When he had completed only one year of his clinical studies, he joined the Navy as a Surgeon Probationer, as it was possible to do in the first world war…

By 1918 Wilfrid Sheldon’s future was under consideration and a wealthy Australian uncle offered to train him up in his manufacturing business, but J.H. decided that his brother should become a doctor like himself, and, if his parent could pay for Wilfrid’s keep, he would himself pay all his fees. By this time the war was over, and in order to collect the necessary money J.H. volunteered as a Surg. Lt. for mine-sweeping for the sake of the salary and the danger money… By the time he was demobilised J.H. realised that his decision to be a medical missionary had been a mistake, so he surrendered his Worsley Scholarship and set out to refund the money he had been given for it.

Returning to the hospital at Denmark Hill in 1918, J.H. became a house physician and assistant casualty officer, and Sambrooke Medical Registrar and Tutor in 1919-20. This gave him his chance as a clinical teacher and he very quickly became an extremely good one;… He…was appointed to the staff of the Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton in 1921, and soon found himself able to help to educate his youngest brother, Colin. He was now 27 and in the same year he married Marjorie Bannister, the daughter of a schoolmaster. This marriage was a supremely happy one…

Wolverhampton put Harold within reach of the Wrekin and the Welsh Hills. He was fascinated by their beauty, and their call led him to become an experienced mountaineer, a frequent visitor to the Alps and a member of the Alpine Club… He climbed in the Dolomites in 1934 and 1935, and wrote up his climb of the North wall of the Langkofel. By the later 30’s his chest was beginning to be a handicap at high altitudes, but in 1938 he went to the Lofoten Islands to climb and to see something of the bird life.

It was his power of observation, which he inherited from his father, coupled with an amazing memory, which made J.H. such a brilliant clinician and teacher. He arranged his out-patient sessions to fit the Wolverhampton market days, and soon found himself a leading physician in the West Midlands. His reputation as a teacher spread over the country. Many students from the Middlesex profited by his ward rounds during the war, and applicants for his house appointments came from far and near. He was Hon. Secretary of the South Staffs Division of the BMA from 1924 to 1930 and President 1924-5 and 1930-31.

Staffs – ring – Jennie Lee

He joined the consultant staff of the Bridgnorth and S. Shropshire Infirmary, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, and Midland Counties Eye Infirmary. He was Hunterian Professor of the College of Surgeons in 1928. He became a consultant for the Guest Hospital, Dudley, in 1929 and of the Hallam Hospital at W. Bromwich in 1941. In the mean time (1937) he had been elected a member of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1942 he became a lecturer in Medicine at Birmingham University and later Chairman of the Consultant Services Committee of the Birmingham Regional Hospital Board; in 1948 a member of the Distinction Awards Committee of the Ministry of Health,

Distinction Awards HERE – Nye – detail

and in 1961 of the Northern Ireland Hospitals Authority.

Kincora – 5th Duke of W

Others re N Ireland – Sir Donald Acheson – Isobel Graham-Bryce’s dad

He was a Councillor of the College of Physicians 1948-50 and was awarded the Moxon medal in 1966. He served as an internal examiner in medicine at Birmingham and as an external examiner at London, Liverpool, Bristol and Makerere (Uganda).

Although J.H. was such a good clinical teacher his calibre as an original investigator was as great. His early work was mainly on mineral elements. His Hunterian Lecture to the College of Surgeons in 1928 was entitled “An undescribed disease of bone”, but he had already been writing on haemochromatosis and he began studying this disease in depth, gave the Bradshaw lecture on the subject at the RCP in 1934, and published the results as a book in 1935. After several purely scientific papers he summarised his findings in a lecture called ‘The Mineral Basis of Life’, a title which came to him in his bath.

His investigations were nearly always sparked off by a clinical observation which he pursued with all the skills he could command. During the war these were few, but the patient way he traced out the story of the outbreak of trichinosis in Wolverhampton is an excellent example. It may well have been while doing this that he became interested in the lives of old people in Wolverhampton. It was about this time certainly that he embarked upon the work which few but he could have done, and for which he will always be remembered. His book published in 1948, The social medicine of old age, brought him world wide recognition, presidency of the International Association of Gerontologists in 1954, and a journey round the world to lecture on the subject in the following year. The two honours he prized above all others, however, were his Fellowship of King’s College, London, and having been made an Hon. Freeman of the County Borough of Wolverhampton, the town for which he had done so much.

In spite of all his honours J.H. remained a humble, unselfish and lovable man, ready as always to do what he could for other people. See the source image For many year an inveterate pipe smoker, he gave it up on his own advice after the war. He was a wide and discriminating reader, a lover of good music and a great admirer of scholarship and discovery in almost any field. His retentive memory and powers of observation made him able to speak with authority and no little interest on many things – some of them as widely separated as church architecture and sailing clippers. A keen ornithologist and photographer, he combined the two hobbies for a time to study the flight of birds, how they dived and the stability of some of them when asleep standing on one leg…

It was pure joy to be taken round Wolverhampton by him during the darkest periods of the war, and listen to him talking about the place, its history, its industries and his contacts with so many of the people in them. It was equally enjoyable to cycle to the Bellvide reservoir with him on a Saturday afternoon during the winter or early spring to look at the duck, being shown a number of glacial erratics on the way and told their probable site of origin.

Railways and railway accidents were another of Harold’s great interests and he had a delightful story about a journey to London by the GWR during the latter part of the war. He had arrived in good time and strolled forward to study the engine. To his surprise he recognised both the driver and fireman as recent patients of his. One had had a coronary thrombosis and the other a large haemorrhage from a duodenal ulcer. He wished them well and got into the front compartment. He reached Paddington on time as they had assured him he would!

After his retirement he married Miss K. Luckett… and moved to a small cottage in Codsall Wood. Although progressively handicapped by shortness of breath, the last 9 years of his life were happy ones. He cycled less and less but continued to read voraciously while he could, listened to his “records” and good concerts and, characteristically, took a keen interest in the laying of the pipes to bring in the North Sea gas, because, during the deep trenching, many new facts came to light about the glacial flows west of Wolverhampton during the ice ages.

Sheldon’s obit from BMJ – extra info

Other BMJ obits with Sheldon’s –

Jim Hamilton

The homeopaths killed in the Trident air disaster

RA McCance – who he

While digging around and watching the archive Pathe clips of Brenda visiting GOSH I found other Pathe clips of public events in north Wales of that era, some of whom starred Mrs Wildred Ashley, who seemed to have been someone who was wheeled out if a Posh Person was needed to open something in the vicinity of Gwynne and co.

Mrs Wilfred Ashley was the second wife of:

The Lord Mount Temple
Wilfrid Ashley - Bain Collection.jpg
Minister for Transport
In office
11 November 1924 – 4 June 1929
Monarch George V
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
Preceded by Harry Gosling
Succeeded by Herbert Morrison
Personal details
Born
Wilfrid William Ashley

13 September 1867 (1867-09-13)

Died 3 July 1939 (1939-07-04) (aged 71)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)
Amalia Mary Maud Cassel
(m. 1879; died 1911)
Muriel Emily Spencer
(m. 1914)
Children 2, including Edwina Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma
Alma mater Magdalen College, Oxford

Colonel Wilfrid William Ashley, 1st Baron Mount Temple, (13 September 1867-3 July 1939), served as Minister of Transport, 1924-29, under Stanley Baldwin.

Ashley was the son of Evelyn Ashley, second surviving son of the social reformer Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury. His mother was Sybella Charlotte Farquhar, daughter of Sir Walter Farquhar, 3rd Baronet. William Cowper-Temple, 1st Baron Mount Temple, was his great-uncle. He was educated at Harrow and Magdalen College, Oxford.

Ashley held the rank of Colonel in the British Army, was well known as an activist in various pressure groups before commencing his political career. He was a leading figure in the Navy League and also set up the anti-state intervention No More Waste Committee during WW I. Ashley was subsequently involved in the foundation of the Comrades of the Great War in 1917 and as President of the group helped to ensure that the ex-servicemen’s movement was closely linked to the Conservative Party at its foundation.

Ashley was elected to Parliament in 1906 to represent Blackpool, holding the seat until 1918 before subsequently sitting as member for Fylde until 1922 and New Forest, 1922-32. He served under Bonar Law and Stanley Baldwin as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport and Parliamentary Secretary to the Office of Works from October 1922 until October 1923, when he was appointed Under-Secretary of State for War, which he remained until January 1924. Ashley was sworn of the Privy Council in February 1924 and when the Conservatives returned to power under Baldwin in November of that year Ashley was made Minister for Transport, an office he retained until the fall of the Baldwin administration in 1929. Ashley left the House of Commons in 1932 and was raised to the peerage as Baron Mount Temple, of Lee in the County of Southampton, a revival of the title held by his great-uncle.

Lord Mount Temple remained active within the House of Lords and was a vocal supporter of the policy of appeasement towards Nazi Germany. He admired Hitler for his anti-communism, although much of his conviction rested on the belief that the Treaty of Versailles had been unjust to begin with and that it should be revised regardless of who was in Gov’t in Germany. In 1935 in order to underline his support for the Germans, Ashley was instrumental in establishing the Anglo-German Fellowship. He served as Chairman of both this group and Anti-Socialist Union simultaneously in the later 1930s.

As AGF chairman, Lord Mount Temple (as he now was) visited Germany in mid 1937 and held a meeting with Hitler. Unlike some of his contemporaries in the Fellowship, the laissez-faire capitalist Mount Temple did not support ideological Nazism (perhaps due in part to the fact that his wife was Jewish). In the aftermath of Kristallnacht Ashley resigned in protest from the Chairmanship of the AGF, although his membership of the group continued.

INFO about George king n appeasement here


Portrait of Mrs Wilfrid Ashley (née Muriel (“Molly”) Forbes-Sempill) by Philip de László, 1920

Lord Mount Temple married Amalia Mary Maud Cassel, only child of financier Sir Ernest Cassel, in 1901. Amongst the wedding guests were Bertie See the source image(the wedding taking place on 4 January, only eighteen days before Bertie became King-Emperor), who was a friend of Cassel. Bertie was infamous for his numerous mistresses, casual liaisons, use of sex workers and illegitimate children so numerous that there is no meaningful estimate of their number. My post ‘Sex, Lies and No Democracy’ discusses the clues that suggest that some of those used and abused by Bertie may well have ended up in the dumping ground for the victims of Royals and aristos many miles away from polite society in England that was the North Wales Hospital Denbigh.

Lord Mount Temple and Amalia couple had two daughters:

Lady Mount Temple who in 1929 opened the power station at Maentwrog near Sir Clough’s domain, as well as the WHAT bridge on Deeside in DATE, had an interest in interior decoration and floral design which was then highly fashionable; she had a florist business named Flower Decorations. The couple commissioned the architect Oliver Hill to design two Westminster town houses, naming them both Gayfere House. The first house, built at 12 Gayfere Street (1923–26), had a drawing room completely decorated with gold leaf. The second, at the corner of Gayfere Street and Great Peter Street (1929–32), was decorated in Art Deco style, making much use of mirrored walls and ceilings, most famously in a bathroom called by the Press “Lady Mount Temple’s Crystal Palace”. Lady Mount Temple died in 1954. Lord Mount Temple died in July 1939, aged 71, when the barony became extinct.

The Mount Temple family owned Classiebawn Castle, a country house built for The 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784–1865) on an estate on the Mullaghmore peninsula near the village of Cliffoney, County Sligo, in the Republic of Ireland. It was designed in the Baronial style by J. Rawson Carrol, a Dublin-based architect.

The land, which once belonged to the O’Connor Sligo family, was confiscated by the English Parliament to compensate the people who put down an Irish rebellion. Around 10,000 acres of land on which Classiebawn now stands was granted to Sir John Temple (1600-1677), Master of the Rolls in Ireland.

The property passed down to The 3rd Viscount Palmerston, who served as both British PM and British Foreign Secretary. This Lord Palmerston commissioned the building of the current Classiebawn Castle. The house was not complete on his death in 1865, but was completed in 1874 by his stepson and successor, The Rt. Hon. William Cowper-Temple, (later created the 1st Baron Mount Temple). The latter died childless and the estate passed to his nephew, the Hon. Evelyn Ashley, second surviving son of The 7th Earl of Shaftesbury. Evelyn Ashley spent some time there each year and on his death in 1907 was succeeded by his only son, Wilfrid Ashley (later created Baron Mount Temple in a new creation). He also spent his summers at the castle with his daughters Edwina, the future Countess Mountbatten, and Mary (1906-1986), who was Baroness Delamere from 1944 until 1955 as the second wife (of three) of The 4th Baron Delamere.

In 1916, Classiebawn Castle was cleared and remained empty until 1950. It was inherited by Edwina Mountbatten in July 1939 who, with her husband Louis Mountbatten made a number of improvements. After his wife’s death in February 1960, Lord Mountbatten spent his summers at Classiebawn until his death when his boat was blown up off the coast of Mullaghmore by the IRA in August 1979. Or rather more likely by someone who was seriously pissed off about Mountbatten’s involvement in organised paedophilia. The castle and surrounding lands are now owned by the estate of Hugh Tunney (1928-2011), a deceased businessman from County Tyrone, who bought the castle and surrounding estate in 1991.

john pardoe – mr becks bessell

tom king – from north devon

Heseltine

Michael grade n westward etc – Plymouth

widgery

Jonathan Frappell, a senior reg with Bodger Chamberlain’s team at St George’s when I worked there, 1989-91, bagged a job as a consultant at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. Frappell and his Angel wife Susan met when they both worked at Bart’s. Jonathan offered his services to barristers as an Expert Witness in medical negligence cases (see previous posts) but since I blogged about him Jonathan has voluntarily relinquished his licence to practice. In recent years Derriford Hospital has found itself the centre of nearly as much bad PR as Bodger and the crowd did.

Heathcote amory

biffen etc

dartington hall crowd – Bertrand – isobel Emmett

strachey dynasty began in somerset

 

Shortly before Hempsons refused to continue to represent Brave Wendy in her Battle Against The Male Medical Establishment, it was reported in the BMJ of 15 March 1986 that Dr Noel Olsen, a ‘London community physician’ was trying to collect the 250 signatures needed to call for an extraordinary general meeting of the MDU to ‘press for the rights of members to choose their own lawyers’ rather than have to use Hempsons. Had Dr Olsen perhaps heard that Hempsons were getting jumpy about acting for Brave Wendy and on behalf of criminal Top Docs everywhere was calling for even greater protection?

Dr Olsen died in 2013, as Operation Pallial began hauling in a few more of the bottom feeders who had enjoyed themselves in north Wales children’s homes and as the Macur Review cometh.

Munk’s Roll carries a tribute to Dr Olsen:

Noel David Lyche Olsen b.20 January 1946 d.2 September 2013
MB BS Lond(1969) MRCP(1973) MSc(1978) FFCM(1986) MFCM(1979) FRCP(1993) Hon FFPHM

Noel Olsen was a public health physician and advocate who campaigned vigorously on a number of health and social policy issues, specifically on the control of smoking and the impact of alcohol.

Olsen was born in Hampstead, London, the son of Frank Maurice Lyche Olsen, a chartered accountant and company director, and Dora Winifred Wyatt Olsen, a voluntary worker. He was educated at Mill Hill School, before entering St George’s Hospital Medical School for his medical training. On qualifying in 1969 he set his mind on specialising in lung diseases, gaining experience at the Brompton Hospital with Sir John Batten and in Edinburgh with Sir John Crofton.

In 1974 he became one of the youngest consultants in the UK when he was appointed to Barking and Dagenham Hospital on the outskirts of the East End of London. The time he spent there accelerated his interest in the social origins of disease, particularly lung cancer, a disease which he increasingly saw as preventable. As a result he decided to retrain in public health medicine by gaining an MSc at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1978 and an NHS fellowship to the Henley Business School.

Over the next 17 years he held senior public health appointments in Cambridge, Camden and Plymouth. Apart from conventional public health work, he was fortunate in also having an academic component at each of these localities; he benefited from the collaboration this offered, as well as the opportunity to teach at all levels. At a time when not all clinicians favoured medical audit, he was persuasive in promoting it by showing how small audits could be used effectively, not only to improve clinical care, but also in securing the resources needed to make these improvements.

He was prominent in the early days of anti-smoking campaigning when, following the RCP report Smoking and health (London, Pitman Medical Publishing Co Ltd, 1962), the lobbying group ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) started up in accommodation initially provided by the Royal College of Physicians. He later became its honorary secretary from 1978 to 1994, during a particularly intense period of its growth.

At a time when the need to control smoking is widely accepted, it is difficult to appreciate the early opposition by government, by the public and, above all, by the tobacco industry. The tobacco industry did not realise what a formidable opponent they had in Olsen, whose methods were not always conventional. Using his creative mind, he would think up effective ways to raise awareness and then propose practical action to make the necessary changes. For example, he had the idea of buying shares in tobacco companies and then turning up at their annual general meetings to ask unexpected and unwelcome questions. Another idea was to send MPs the mortality statistics for lung cancer and coronary disease for their constituencies, telling them these were preventable deaths. Such was his reputation that a confidential internal British American Tobacco (BAT) memorandum, available as part of the tobacco companies’ settlement with the US government, described one meeting with him as a one-sided conversation and concluded: ‘Dr Olsen seemed to be a remarkably able and intelligent trouble-maker’.

Dr Olsen’s criminal colleagues used exactly the same words about me.

The work to which he so significantly contributed culminated in the present day legislation banning smoking in public places and, following increasingly emphatic warnings on cigarette packages, leading ultimately to the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act 2002.

His advocacy extended further when he joined the National Heart Forum (now the UK Health Forum), a consortium of over 60 organisations, brought together with the aim of reducing coronary heart disease. Again, Olsen became its honorary secretary, welding together contributions from diverse organisations into coherent, effective strategies, pressurising the tobacco, food and alcohol industries to desist from unhealthy practices and promotions.

He was recruited by many other bodies. He chaired the UK Public Health Consultative Committee and was a member of the Joint Consultants Committee. He was elected to the council of the British Medical Association (BMA), to its executive board and to many of its sub-committees notably, but not solely, in public health. For example, he helped junior doctors lobbying for improvements in their working conditions, was on the BMJ management committee and the BMA board of science.

BMA Chairman, 1984-90, was Dr John Marks, who fought a Brave Battle against Ken Clarke (who held numerous Directorships, consultantcies etc with tobacco companies) on behalf of the Gang, Bodger, Olsen, Brave Wendy et al but er failed to remove Ken from the political stage.

Against this background it is no surprise he was invited to participate in governmental bodies such as the Physical Activity Taskforce and the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group. As the social and medical problems of alcohol became increasingly evident, he chaired the Alcohol Education and Research Council of the UK when it was set up as a statutory body, later skillfully steering it when, as a result of a change government policy, it became Alcohol Research UK. Work on alcohol issues brought him into close alliance with the RCP’s initiatives to reduce excessive alcohol consumption.

Outside the UK he advised on coronary prevention for the European Union and on social inequality for the World Health Organization. From 1991 to 2010, he was honorary secretary of the International Agency on Tobacco and Health.

After his retirement from his public health appointments, he added an interest in higher education by undertaking university and college inspections on behalf of the authorities. He became a member of the council of the University of Plymouth during a period of academic expansion, receiving in 2011 an honorary doctorate for all his contributions to public health. Nationally his work was recognised by receiving in 2008 the inaugural gold medal of the Royal Society for Public Health.

Olsen had a delightful personality, guaranteed to keep calm even when many others would have become exasperated, always tenacious when others might have felt there was no point in continuing but never, however strongly he felt or was provoked, ever succumbing to making personal attacks on his opponents. As a skilled debater, he could be depended upon to come up with an apposite phrase or an appropriate anecdote to emphasise his point and, without acrimony, had an ability to defuse sometimes vigorous opposition to his views.

In spite of the extent of his commitments, he maintained a happy family life with his wife Nicky Tewson, whom he married in 1982, and his two daughters, Sally and Suzanna, both of whom are doctors. He had a passion for sailing, was a member of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and regretted that his medical duties had at one time prevented him from representing Britain. Even in the last weeks of his life he participated in the Isle of Wight Round the Island race, coming second in his class.

His zest and commitment for what he believed in showed right up to his last days when, even in pain and discomfort from prostate cancer, he continued working, using the phone and internet, outlining what should be done and suggesting to the rest of us ways of doing it.

This tribute to Noel Olsen was written by Brian Kirby. HERE

The Don Dr John Marks had family in Devon with whom he stayed during summers as a boy. Now here’s a bit of top quality entertainment. On 7 Nov 1981, the BMJ carried an account of a Top Docs’ jolly in California (all expenses will have been paid), ‘Conference Report: Transatlantic contrasts: the BMA at San Diego’. The San Diego conference was on the theme of Doctors and Medicine In Jeopardy. Indeed, Mary Wynch had finally got out of Denbigh and had made her way to Benedict Birnberg’s office and was preparing to knock on the door of Lord Donaldson, the Master of the Rolls and the Gang knew that they could be in deep trouble. Distress flares were being sent up everywhere. Here’s the first part of the BMJ Conference Report:

Almost 1000 British doctors and their spouses took themselves to the BMA Congress in that most exotic part of the US, California, to see how big the differences were. Splendidly hosted by doctors and spouses in San Diego, the British doctors – accompanied by American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and Hong Kong doctors as well as many others – examined for four days the similarities and differences in medical practice on both sides of the Atlantic. The conference was started in fine style by Alistair Cooke, one of the men in the world best able to observe these two closely related but very different societies. In his speech… he wryly observed that one of the main differences is that the patients in the two countries have very different expectations. Mention California to many doctors and the first word that comes into their minds is malpractice. Every British doctor has heard terrifying stories of Californian surgeons paying more in insurance premiums to protect themselves against malpractice claims than most British doctors earn in a year. Dr Franklin Glanz from San Diego fed this terror into a session chaired by Dr John Marks, a GP from Hertfordshire and Chairman of the BMA Representative Body. Dr Glanz said that practicing medicine in California was a ‘nightmare’ because of the fear of litigation. There are in California he added two to three lawyers for every one doctor which means ‘too many foxes for too few chickens’. He discussed various legal notions which he saw lawyers as having developed to catch the poor doctor, such as informed consent and contributory negligence. Dr David Rubsamen, a consultant on medical aspects of litigation from Berkeley however, saw things differently. Speaking in a session chaired by Dame Josephine Barnes, retired obstetrician and past-president of the BMA, Dr Rubsamen agreed with Dr Glanz that over the past 15 years malpractice suits had been a major problem in California – and in most other American states. This was the result of Californian doctors being expected to comply with a ‘preferred standard of care’ (the best care given by the best doctors in the best circumstances) rather than with a ‘due standard of care’ (the care given by average doctors in their routine practice). Most interestingly he then presented data which suggested that medical standards may have been raised by the epidemic of litigation. In the early 70s for example, intra-anaesthetic deaths were one of the commonest causes of litigation. Today such cases are uncommon as fewer deaths occur on the operating table because of improved intra-operation monitoring by anaesthetists. Dr Rubsamen concluded by saying that the best way to combat the malpractice problem was not for doctors to attack lawyers but for them to reduce the incidence of patient injuries to the lowest level possible.

British doctors could take some comfort from Sir John Stallworthy’s talk on medical negligence in Britain. As Chairman of the BMA Board of Science and Education and after 20 years on the Council of the Medical Protection Society, he pointed out that very few British doctors would ever be accused of negligence during their careers and he said the defence societies were well able to manage the problem. Dr John Harvard, Secretary of the BMA, later threw a stone into this calm pond, arguing that Anglo-Saxon law was inherently incapable of dealing with medical and scientific issues. This was he said because of its unscientific bias and its inability to keep up with technological changes.

Audit is a concept that raises almost as many hackles as malpractice and yet, as Dr Rubsamen argued, auditing the outcome of the care he provides is one of the best ways that a doctor can reduce his chances of being sued. Audit or ‘quality assurance’ has made only a modest beginning in Britain Dr David Williams, a general practitioner from Wales, told the meeting in a session chaired by Dr David Allan, associate dean for continuing education at the University of California in San Diego School of Medicine. In the United States, audit has a much longer history and although there is some small evidence of the quality of patient care being raised, Dr Robert Brook of the Rand…[continued until the bar opened for pre-lunch drinks.]

Re intra-anaesthetic deaths on the operating table. Indeed, because patients were pegging out mid-operation, the Top Docs got wise to the possibilities of trouble. I had it from the horse’s mouth, Clare Cheek, when she was a junior doc at Cardiff; because there will be an investigation if someone dies on the operating table, if it looks as though they are going to die, we get them out of theatre by any means so it can be said that they did not die in theatre. I suspect that in the event of the patient croaking on the operating table anyway, lies were told and documentation forged, it’s the usual solution.

Sir John Stallworthy was honest enough to acknowledge that most British doctors will never face a negligence case during their careers; although of course Dafydd was facing one at the time of this conference. Even Dafydd had not been sued before Mary Wynch and just look at what he had been doing since qualifying in 1957. Sir John was correct, one has to be extreme indeed to be sued for negligence if one is a Top Doc and in 1981 it was a very rare event.

A humble general practitioner from Clwyd, Dr David Williams, had attended this Californian jamboree and his comments were flagged up. In 1981, every GP in north Wales was colluding with Gwynne, Dafydd, the paedophile/trafficking ring and knew about Mary Wynch beginning litigation. Mary also named a GP from Clwyd in her legal action – Dr Paul NAME – who had broken the law during the course of her wrongful arrest and unlawful detention by Dafydd, as well as a Top Doctor from Risley Remand Centre – Dr Paul NAME – and Clwyd Health Authority. By the time that Mary’s action had arrived at Lord Donaldson’s Court in July 1995, Dr Paul NAME had died. Gwynne and Dafydd’s trafficking ring was international and Top Docs and others in the USA and elsewhere were involved. It was well worth the BMA holding this conference, there was a great deal at stake.

Re legislation being woefully inadequate re medicine. Yes it is and I have remarked before on this blog that politicians passing legislation are nearly always very short on medical knowledge and knowledge about the culture of the medical profession. Political parties love to have a Top Doc join them because they always think that apart from good PR, the Top Doc will help them deal with the BMA who strike fear into the heart of all PMs. Experience shows that this hope is in vain. If Top Docs go into Parliament, they never ever break ranks with their mates in medicine and become yet another problem for their Parliamentary colleagues because their professional identity remains as a Doc rather than a politician.

Dr Death and Sam Galbraith were disastrous, John Dunwoody returned to medicine very quickly and other Docs in politics have simply batted for the Docs on every occasion. Sarah Woolaston is a little different, she is not overtly aggressive, pompous and difficult, but Sarah Woolaston has never dared stick her neck out and admit the huge problems and scams on the part of her own profession; she sticks to doing the Nice Lady Doctor bit, discussing the few lesser problems in the NHS that have not been caused by the appalling conduct of Sarah’s Top Doc colleagues. Sarah Woolaston does not want to be refused treatment next time she becomes ill and she has at least one child (also a Top Doc) who does not want to be refused treatment either. That is what will happen if Sarah (or anyone else) takes on this bunch of gangsters who have been completely out of control for a very long time.

If Top Docs felt so inclined, they could work with legislators and write legislation that would not be inadequate. They will not do this, because it suits the profession as a whole very well to have legislation that cannot rein them in. It means that in this greedy, cut-throat world, medicine remains the most powerful profession on earth. Top Docs can and do kill presidents, PMs and members of the Royal Family. They’re having a great time. Dr John Marks was a barrister as well as a Top Doc. That isn’t mentioned anywhere in the 1981 conference literature. Prof Nigel Eastman, part of the St George’s/Springfield trafficking ring, is a barrister as well as a Top Doc. There are others. They have not done anything at all to bring about adequate legislation. Furthermore, there is swathes of legislation that is adequate. The conduct of Dafydd and his colleagues towards me and others was easily sufficient to have had them charged with assault, perjury and conspiracy repeatedly. It didn’t happen because every time we complained they committed further serious crime in attempts to intimidate us, witnesses and even lawyers and the police. The criminality in north Wales was so serious that there was no shortage of legislation to deal with the Gang, people simply refused to.

So what was the background of Dr John Havard, Secretary of the BMA, 1980-89 (Havard was appointed BMA Secretary as Mary got out of Denbigh and was in post when A.H. Chadwick of the BMA was providing Tony Francis, Dafydd and others in north Wales with free advice as to how to avoid having my complaints investigated and to fit me up for serious offences)? Havard died in July 2010, just as Brown and I began publishing on the north Wales mental health services per se, so of course Munk’s Roll has a lasting tribute to John Havard:

John David Jayne Havard b.5 May 1924 d.23 May 2010
BA Cantab(1946) MB BChir(1950) LLB(1954) MD(1964) LLM(1976) FRCP(1994)

A lawyer as well as a physician, John Havard, or ‘Claude’, was a former secretary (chief executive) of the British Medical Association (BMA) and the principal architect of Britain’s seat belt and drink driving legislation.

One Jimmy Savile was used as the main face of the seat-belt safety campaign. Yes, ‘people’ did know what Savile was doing at the time.

His Welsh father, Arthur William, was a GP in Lowestoft and his mother was Ursula Jayne Vernon née Humphrey. Claude was the first in his family not to speak Welsh and the fourth generation to qualify in medicine.

Why are we not surprised? The Welsh-speaking suggests that the family were from West or North Wales.

Educated at Malvern College, he studied medicine at Jesus College, Cambridge and the Middlesex Hospital.

Gwynne and the Gilliatts. Havard ticked all the right boxes for future BMA glory.

Qualifying in 1950, he did house jobs at the Middlesex, where he helped set up a sports injury clinic after he had pulled his own hamstring. He was called up for National Service in 1952 and joined the RAF as an acting squadron leader working on aircrew selection. As the job gave him plenty of spare time,

Not too onerous in the RAF as squadron leader then.

he did a correspondence course in law and sat the Cambridge law finals, eventually being called to the bar having eaten the required numbers of dinners at one of the inns of court.

Claude will have consumed a great many Top Docs’ dinners by then as well, it comes with the territory.

On demobilisation he returned to Lowestoft to work as a GP and write his MD thesis. This was later published as ‘The detection of secret homicide’ (London; Macmillan 1960) and remains a standard reference work on the topic.

Claude failed to detect a great many not so secret homicides.

He stayed in Lowestoft from 1952 to 1958 and then, feeling that a change of direction was called for, he joined the BMA as an assistant secretary.

It was probably an emergency involving Gwynne or Dafydd that prompted the change in direction for Claude. Dafydd had qualified the year before and previous posts have noted that something happened on the Gwynne and Dafydd front in 1958 when Macmillan was PM that needed assistance from the highest levels but I’m not clear what it was exactly.

Eventually, in 1980, he was promoted to secretary

Mary’s out, she’s not finished and she’s paid a visit to Birnberg

and he set about a period of modernisation and reform.

Shurely shome mishtake – Ed.

On his appointment, Michael Wood wrote in World medicine ‘Fate may have smiled on the BMA and delivered the right man at the right time’.

A Top Doc who is also a barrister and is virtually related to Gwynne and Dafydd. We’re unsinkable boys!!!

He signed up their first personnel officer and public relations officer and set about improving staff morale by abolishing unnecessary paperwork

I must find out who the PR man was. Shredding is an essential skill for any BMA member unless additional documentation needs to be forged

and committee meetings (which he considered a waste of time).

Important decisions are better made behind closed doors between the smallest number of criminal Top Docs necessary. It is best not to document them either. A phone call to another Top Doc at his home is an excellent way of conducting business as D.G.E. Wood and Prof Robert Owen knew.

In the early 1960s the need for legislation on the effects of alcohol and drugs on road safety was becoming a pressing issue in the UK and Havard played an important role in collating and documenting the evidence that was available. With Sir Edward Wayne he worked on the various committees which led to the 1967 United Kingdom Road Safety Act. Of the many publications he worked on at this time, one of the most significant was the one he co-authored with Leonard Goldberg of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden which was published as ‘Research into the effects of alcohol and drugs on driver behaviour’ (Paris, OECD, 1968). This document was used by several European countries in the course of their legislation on the topic and he served as secretary of the International Committee on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety from 1962 to 1971, receiving their Widmark Award in 1989.

The Top Docs themselves continued drinking far more than the average citizen and Dafydd and at least one other Doc in Gwynedd were regularly pissed on the road and the North Wales Police dealt with this by parking up until the pissed Doc at the wheel had made his way out of the area. Some years ago, Dafydd’s son was done for drink-driving and made a great fuss in Court re how he was his father’s chauffeur and his poor old dad wouldn’t be able to Help if he lost his licence. Dafydd junior’s pleas fell on deaf ears for once and it was revealed that he was in fact a student at Aberystwyth University and somehow Dafydd, a very wealthy man, had obtained legal aid for the case. The magistrates were public spirited enough to comment on this and it found its way into the media, but no, no-one followed it up.

During his time at the BMA he raised the public image of the organisation, campaigning against boxing (because of the resulting brain damage),

John Marks was determined to see boxing outlawed. It wasn’t. I think I know why. Substantially because of a boxing champ called Dai Davies, a member of a crime family from Maesgeirchan in Bangor. The Davies’s were Of The Gang, keen on boxing, lived near the Ty’r Felin children’s home where the kids were being trafficked to Dolphin Square and Dai Davies’s mates who were mates with Dafydd – including Liz Stables, the Angel at the Student Health Centre at UCNW – Had A Word. John Marks shut up about boxing and the rest of the BMA did as well, although for once the BMA were telling the truth when they observed that there is no safe level for being hit on the head. There isn’t, it is not a good idea and people are still dying in boxing matches. Rugby’s quite risky as well, but that has been part of Top Docs’ culture for generations, so they still love it even when one of their mates breaks his neck in the scrum and the rest of them are creaking like old buggers when they’re in their 40s. I don’t wish to tell people which sports to play, but boxing and rugby are rather more dangerous than many things for which we are urged to Get Screened, but that’s the Top Docs for you. Dishonest.

for compulsory seatbelts and methods to minimise the high numbers, in those days, of road deaths in children. He was also a member of the Whitley council on NHS salaries

The Whitley Council that kept the salaries of all NHS professionals other than Docs down to low levels until they needed to buy off the Angels in the 1980s. Angels were then paid far more than the public ever realised but the hospital pharmacists, lab staff, medical physicists etc were paid so badly that the NHS didn’t have many of them left by the mid-1980s. The public were never told, they continued to believe in Angels.

and of the General Medical Council.

The GMC has since Dafydd qualified been packed with Dafydd’s mates who Uphold Standards.

He retired from the BMA in 1989 and again turned his attention to reviving a somewhat moribund institution, the Commonwealth Medical Association, which under his leadership developed an important role in assisting the medical associations of various developing countries and contributed to advances in safe childbirth, AIDS prevention and medical ethics Dr Dafydd Alun Jonesas a consulting body to the United Nations.

While he was at Cambridge, he became president of the athletics club in 1946 and, the following year, held the London University 100 yards record. A possible Olympic runner, he was selected to run for England against the rest of the British Isles. He was a member of the combined Oxford and Cambridge athletics club, the Achilles Club, and continued his interest by refereeing university races; apparently he once disqualified the politician Jeffrey Archer for starting before the pistol went off.

The business with Tuppence and the pistol is famous. It didn’t stop Tuppence from developing a cosy relationship with certain Top Docs in Dafydd and Gwynne’s network.

Music was another passion and he sang with the Bach choir (including participating in the chorus at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana)

That’s Carlo the Great Umbrella for Gwynne, and Di who went into a tunnel at speed during the Waterhouse Inquiry who’s distress over various matters was not allayed despite the Palace utilising the services of a number of Top Docs and Susie Orbach. It did wonders for their careers however.

and the Collegiate Singers who provide locum support to various cathedrals. A lover of the countryside, he also took a great interest in medieval history.

His first wife was Margaret Collis and they had a daughter and two sons. They divorced in 1982 and the same year he married Audrey Anne née Boutwood, who was a consultant gynaecologist. He had another son with Diana Northcott. Anne predeceased him in 2009 and he moved from London to be near his daughter, but died from the prostate cancer he had suffered from for a long time after only 11 days in his new home. He was survived by his daughter Amanda (‘Mandy’) who was a radiologist, his sons Jeremy and Richard, and grandchildren Edward and Lucy.

The Torygraph’s 9 July 2009 obituary for Mrs Havard:

Anne Boutwood, who has died aged 81, was a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, and led a successful campaign to save the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson in London – the only large hospital in Britain staffed by, and treating, only women – when it was threatened with closure in the mid-1970s.

The Save The EGA campaign was another con in which Brave WendyDr Dafydd Alun Jones played a central role. The EGA may have been staffed by Wimmin as Sisters but they were Camden Sisters who were colluding with the international trafficking ring.

Lord Robert Platt, Giant of High Culture and Manchester Medicine during the 1950s and 60s, also climbed on board with the Save The EGA campaign. Lord Platt protected Gwynne and Dafydd during the Lobotomy Years and his wife was a psychiatrist; Lord P knew just how gross it all was. Never mind, Lord P continued to enjoy the opera and theatre as well as his leading role in the Eugenics Society.

 The EGA, founded in 1872 to train women doctors, was a renowned and much-loved hospital where women knew that they would be examined, treated and cared for by other women, especially important in the field of gynaecology.

Anne BoutwoodIt’s a lovely photo, but the Wimmin had no idea that the Sisters of the EGA were the Little Helpers of a gang of male sex offenders.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

In 1976, owing to cuts in government spending, there was a proposal that it should be absorbed into the Whittington in north London. The situation at the EGA was dire: the lifts did not work and the fire escapes were declared unsafe. The local health authority refused money for repairs, and the Secretary of State, Barbara Castle, refused to intervene.

Battling Babs was never quite as brave in the face of NHS scraps as has been pretended. Dr Dafydd Alun JonesBTW, why had the Sister Top Docs of the EGA not been mouthing off loudly about the sheer physical danger that the EGA presented to their Wimmin patients?

The reaction of the hospital’s staff – from the surgeons to the porters – was to resist in any way they could.

Ah it’s the EGA, we love it! Never mind that the Wimmin could all be burnt to death at any point or have to crawl up the stairs in post-operative agony because the lifts don’t work, Bless, mam worked there as an Angel and granny was one of the First Wimmin Top Doctors in Britain!

They organised a “work-in”, manning the hospital 24 hours a day to prevent closure,

Get up those stairs bitch, never mind the haemorrhaging, Doctor will be coming in minutes and we mustn’t be late.

and Anne Boutwood – as chairman of the action committee –

Why am I not surprised?

brought in Margaret Thatcher (then Leader of the Opposition), who promised her future support; if the EGA could raise money, Mrs Thatcher said, her government would match it, and the hospital would be saved. Campaigners managed to raise £900,000, and after she came to power in 1979 Lady Thatcher kept her word.

It’s not much of a recommendation is it?

(The EGA is today part of University College Hospital in London.)

Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain, Brave Wendy’s pal, trained at UCL.

In that year Anne Boutwood wrote: “There are still large numbers of women who want to come to us. We’ve got the young girl who is nervous and worried and is frightened of being seen by a man… We have the well-educated, intelligent woman who feels she can discuss her problems only with a woman – it’s not so much that she doesn’t want to see a man, but she feels that a woman will understand what she’s talking about… Then there are people who would never see a man – the frightened, elderly woman or the woman from one of the minor ethnic groups, like Bangladesh.”

And none of those Wimmin know that every one of their Sisters working at the EGA was in cahoots with male traffickers. That was why there was the determination to keep the EGA open; that ring was big and profitable, Camden was the hotspot and the Wimmin were refusing to see the drooling men, so Ooh there’s Lady Doctors at the EGA for you!

Anne Boutwood was born Audrey Anne Havard on September 19 1927 at Looe, Cornwall, one of three children of a rear-admiral.

Being of such humble origins, Anne Understood Poor Wimmin who were Bangladeshi.

Although the family often moved about,

Travelling the world in style, they were the family of a Rear-Admiral, not gypsies

spring and summer holidays were always spent at Polperro, where Anne learned to love the beaches, prawning, walking and bicycling, primrosing and blackberrying.

Bechod!

When war broke out, and her father was away at sea, the family went to live at Truro, and she was always to regard herself as “proper Cornish”.

Even if Anne wasn’t allowed to mix with those urchins From The Village.

At the age of six she wrote a prescient (in view of her future career) and charming story about a king and queen. “The Queen came back from hunting in the forest,” it ran, “and was told that a fine baby prince had been born to her.”

Oh please. For accuracy, Anne should have added that ‘Diana’s first delivery was difficult and made considerably more so by the Royal Doc Hugh Pinker who ignored Di’s distress and William was lucky to be born with a full complement of brain cells…’

At Truro High School she was keen on biology, and the washbasins at home were full of newts and tadpoles. Her early ambition was to be an artist, but “I discovered at 16 that I was good at dissection, so decided to be a surgeon instead.” This was a time when it was not easy for a woman to become a general practitioner, let alone aspire to surgery.

It was unusual but overwhelming evidence suggests that Posh Girls who were not that bright could make it if their families were supportive

In 1945 she went to the Royal Free hospital medical school in London.

The Royal Free had a long tradition of admitting Posh Girls as med students, the first British Medical School for Wimmin was part of the Royal Free.

The Royal Free was run by the Gang. Duncan Orme, the Students’ Union Welfare Officer at UCNW who wet himself and fled when Brown and I refused to withdraw our complaint about Gwynne, was rewarded with a place on the NHS graduate training scheme at the Royal Free, in spite of Duncan’s Third and, I was told, failured accountancy exams after the glorious Third. Duncan’s dad was a senior executive In Oil (BP I think) so obviously that can only have helped.

Six years later she gained her medical degree, and having qualified in 1959

Dafydd qualified in 1957. Could there have been British security services involvement with Anne’s application and acceptance to medical school a la Dafydd to ensure that only the right sort of people were qualifying?

she became a member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; in 1974 she was elected a Fellow.

Anne Boutwood’s first house jobs were at the Mile End hospital and the South London Hospital for Women. She was eventually appointed consultant gynaecologist at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and the Well Woman’s clinic for female staff at the Bank of England. She also had a private practice in Harley Street.

From the slums of Hackney to the Homeopaths for Brenda, to the Ladies of the Bank of England and Harley Street. It’s the spectrum one needs for a truly successful career in people trafficking.

In 1979 she became the first woman director on the board of the Medical Sickness Society.

They don’t come much sicker than this lot.

By the age of 60 Anne Boutwood had been responsible for the successful births of thousands of babies; she was once flown out to the Gulf to deliver a son of the favourite wife of a sheikh – and given an opulent present for her efforts.

In the spirit of the Wimmin of the EGA.

Throughout her career she made drawings of her more complicated operations, “as this was the best way of recording them”,

Not one for technological advances Dr Anne.

and after retiring in 1994

Oh gosh, Anne was off in that rather difficult year for the Gang, in spite of her being married to one of the biggest and best shop stewards

she returned to her first ambition, to become an artist.

Spotting an “enrol today” notice in the City and Islington Art College,

I can imagine the sort of students who might have been on that course.

she embarked on a beginners’ course in drawing and painting. This led to further courses, and the production of a vast range of work in pastel, oils and acrylic as well as fine line drawing – she paid the same attention to detail in her drawing of a honeysuckle as she had in her surgical diagrams. She exhibited every year at the Medical Art Society shows, and last April showed at the Islington Museum.

Sadie Francis’s Lady Doctor mum was an Artist as well. They’re just so brilliant at everything, how do they manage it?

A good, self-taught pianist, she also had a clear soprano voice which she brought to the Bach Choir for 42 years. She sang at the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales, at two concerts at La Scala,

Down among the Wimmin as always

and as backing on the Rolling Stones number ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’.

The BMA do or Fings Break. So Anne was pals with Mick as well, who according to an Empowered Service User – who was left for dead in Bethesda by the Gang – had sex with her when she was a young Empowered Service User of a Denbigh variety and a groupie. There were probably a few kids in care in north Wales who supplied Bill Wyman with What He Wanted, Bill had a penchant for rather young girls.

Anne Boutwood married, in 1982, John Havard, then secretary of the British Medical Association, and thus, as she put it, “my trade union leader”.

Indeed he was and far more ruthless than Mick McGahey and far more greedy and hypocritical than Clive Jenkins. You can’t beat the BMA for the best qualities expected in a British Trade Union Leader! They’ve been Holding The Country To Ransom since the day that the NHS came into being after Nye Bevan rolled over to have his tummy tickled at the end of the barrel of the shotgun wielded by Gwynne’s mate Charlie Corkscrew aka Lord Charles Hill. See eg. ‘BMA Calling, BMA Calling…’

They had met at Bach Choir rehearsals.

At their cottage at Tideford, Cornwall, she sketched, gardened, swam and bodysurfed until her eightieth year, and remained a champion prawner, knowing all the best pools. She had always been a superb dressmaker, and when someone commented on her fine buttonholes she replied: “It’s my job, you see.”

Caring For Wimmin certainly wasn’t.

Anne Boutwood died on May 7. She had no children, but regarded her stepdaughter and three stepsons as her family. They and her husband survive her.

 

The man who welcomed the Top Docs to California on their mass jolly when they got wind that Mary Wynch had begun legal action, Alistair Cooke, was the Methuselah of journalism and did Letter From America on Radio 4 and also that column in ‘The Guardian’. Why Cooke ever bothered to toady to this bunch of scumbags at the San Diego conference I don’t know; he’ll have been well fed and watered, but one thing that Alistair Cooke became famous for after his death was his grave being robbed and his bones stolen no less and flogged to Big Pharma. Top Docs somewhere will have been on board with that.

One Big Mug:

And we’ll rob your grave and have your bones when you die as well you bastard. Now read the script…’

Here’s the timetable for the BMA San Diego Conference, Dr Dafydd Alun Jones19-22 Oct 1981, issued to guests in advance:

Tues 20 Oct 1981. Plenary session. ‘Doctors In Jeopardy’. Chairman BMA President. Speakers: Dr John Stallworthy (Oxford), Sir John Walton (Prof of Neurology, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Dr John E. Milner (Medical Director, Medicine, Cabrillo Medical Centre).’The Sick Doctor’.

followed by simultaneous sessions –

Medical audit or quality control? Chairman: Dr David Allan (Associate Dean for Continuing Education, La Jolla, California). Speakers: Dr David Williams, GP, Clwyd, Wales; Dr Robert Brooks (RAND Co-operation, Santa Monica, California). Legal threats to medicine. Chairman: Dr John Marks, Deputy Chairman, BMA Representative Body. Speakers: Dr John Havard (BMA Secretary); Dr Joseph Boyle (President, California Medical Association).

Research restraints. Chairman: Professor J. William Hollingsworth (Professor of Medicine, VA Medical Centre, San Diego). Speakers: Dr Brian W. Cromie (Chairman, Medico-Pharmaceutical Forum); Professor Clifford Grobstein (Professor of Biological Medicine, University of California).

Wed 21 Oct 1981. Plenary Session II. The management of breast cancer. Chairman: Dr John Mendelsohn (Director, School of Medicine, University Hospital, San Diego). Speaker: Professor Michael Baum, (King’s College Hospital, London); Professor Yosif H. Pilch (Head, Surgical Oncology Service, University Hospital, San Diego).

followed by simultaneous sessions –

Terminal cancer and the hospice. Chairman: Dr Joan St V Dawkins (Area Specialist in Community Medicine, Northampton). Speakers: Dr Richard G. Twycross (Churchill Hospital, Oxford); Professor E. Watson-Williams (Professor of Internal Medicine, University of California).

Women in medicine. Chairman: Dr Jacquelin D. Trestrail (National City, California). Speakers: Dr Celia M. Oakley (Physician, Hammersmith Hospital, London); Dr Katherine F. Carson (San Diego); Dr Ruth Covell (Assistant Dean, School of Medicine, University of California).

Geriatric medicine. Chairman: BMA Treasurer. Speakers: Sir Ferguson Anderson (Glasgow); Professor John C. Block (Director, Multicampus Division of Geriatric Medicine, Los Angeles).

followed by simultaneous sessions –

The National Health Service. Chairman: Dr Jack Miller (GP, Glasgow). BMA Panel: Mr Anthony Grabham (Surgeon, Kettering Hospital Northamptonshire); Dr John Marks (GP, Elstree, Hertfordshire); Dr Joan St V Dawkins (Area Specialist in Community Medicine, Northampton).

The physician and the stress on his family. Chairman: Mrs Vira K. Williams (President, San Diego County Medical School Aux). Speakers: Sir John Walton (Professor of Neurology, Newcastle-upon-Tyne); Professor Louis Jolyon West (Director, The Neuropsychiatric Institute, LA);

Who runs the hospitals? Chairman: Sir John Stallworthy (Oxford). Speakers: Dr Clifford Astley (Physician, Teeside group of hospitals); Professor Woodbury Perkins (Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, San Diego).

Thursday 22 Oct 1981. Plenary session. Chronic disability: the new leprosy? Chairman: Mr Anthony Grabham (Chairman of Council, BMA). Speakers: Professor Vernon Wright (Professor of Medicine, University of Leeds); Dr Edward Roberts (Director, Dept of Rehabilitation, Sacramento).

followed by simultaneous sessions –

Screening (routine medical examination). Chairman: Professor Joseph Stokes (Professor of Community Medicine, UCSD School of Medicine, La Jolla, California). Speakers: Professor Walter W. Holland (Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Social Medicine, St Thomas’s Hospital); Dr David Rubsamen (Berkeley, California); Professor Lester Breslow (Professor of Public Health, LA).

Role of the paramedic. Chairman: Dr Jack Miller (GP, Glasgow). Speakers: Professor Douglas Roy (Professor of Surgery, Queen’s University, Belfast); USA speaker to be announced.

The day case – anaesthesia, surgery and other problems. Chairman: Professor Jordan Katz (Professor, Dept of Anaesthesia, California). Speakers: Dr Brian Lewis (Consultant Anaesthetist, Hythe, Kent); Professor Purvis Martin (Clinical Professor of Reproductive Medicine, San Diego).

 

At the time of this BMA Conference and Conference Report, I had just arrived at UCNW, Gwynne was sitting in the Student Health Centre in UCNW and ‘the GP from Hertfordshire’ – land of Lord Balniel, the Bingleys, Shirl and others – Dr John Marks, also doubled up as Vice-Chairman of the BMA. John Marks was a barrister as well as a Top Doc, who trained at Edinburgh University. Marks knew exactly how criminal Gwynne, Dafydd, Bodger and his own brother Prof Vincent Marks’s friends and colleagues were. Marks and co were never in jeopardy, they get away with mass murder as Harold Shipman demonstrated…

So when is someone going to bring the worst (ie. all of the establishment and highest echelons) of this disgusting profession down then? 

MASSIVE INTERFERENCE ON THE BLOG – APOLOGIES

Dear Readers,

A lot of info has come in overnight, but I’m having terrible difficulty getting anything at all done on my laptop. I have new links etc but I haven’t even been able to finish off the previous post yet due to major IT interference. I can’t even send out e mails which is a terrible shame because I intend to drop Mark Drakeford a line, the Windbags and Charles Clarke. I believe that they owe me an explanation.

I will try blogging again later on today, there’s no point in persisting with this at present.

Can I have my money please Home Office/Welsh Gov’t and many other agencies? You owe me a great deal and now I want rather more than an apology. An apology would have sufficed until ooh 20 years ago, I didn’t get one, the aggro escalated and then I just wanted a fair settlement but instead people continued trying to murder me. I’ll have the money please, a great deal of it and I’ll share it with Brown and my friends in Somerset who were ruined by Michael Grade and Botney because they dared support me.

Money Please!

This Is A Nightmare For All Of Us

As promised in my post ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’, I’m going to discuss a few more of the Top Docs who Supported people trafficker Wendy Savage when she Fought The Male Medical Establishment in 1985-86 ie. was the leading lady in the stage-managed 100% rigged Row Between Doctors As To The Management Of Childbirth, that served as a highly effective smokescreen when the police desperately tried to move in on a cartel of corrupt professional people involved with serious organised crime rendered untouchable because of the presence of so many Top Docs and senior lawyers among their ranks.

Wendy and the Top Docs who pretended to Fight Wendy were based at the London Hospital, although a number of them held joint appointments with Bart’s. The employer was Tower Hamlets Health Authority and the corruption was so pervasive and had been in place for so long, that there won’t have been anyone working for Tower Hamlets unaware of what was going on. Everyone in middle management upwards will have been fully on board with the criminal gang that was operating within that Health Authority.

Previous posts have discussed how Wendy was Supported by her old mucker Geoffrey ‘Bodger’ (a rugby nickname, Bodger being a south Walian who dined out on his love for rugby) Chamberlain of St George’s Hospital Medical School. Bodger’s pal Ollie Brooke, the Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s, was under investigation by the police when the Male Medical Establishment shafted Wendy. Ollie was convicted of child porn offences and jailed in Dec 1986, on the very day that Dafydd and the Gang unlawfully banged me up in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. Ollie was portrayed in Court and in the media as a sad man, a Medical Genius who had Given So Much who’s life was now in tatters because of a Silly Mistake.

The reality was that Ollie was a key player in a pan-European paedophile ring; he imported, exported and made huge quantities of child porn and he only came under police investigation when a technician went to look for something in Ollie’s office in St George’s and found that every cupboard in there was packed with child porn. A search was conducted of Ollie’s other office and all the cupboards in there were packed with child porn as well. Furthermore Ollie hadn’t conducted any research for years, except for a paper co-authored with his mates from St George’s, published in a journal of which one of their mates was the Editor some two-three weeks before Ollie’s appearance at Kington-upon-Thames Crown Court in Dec 1986.

So the Court was told of the genius of a paediatrician who was found with a few naughty pics and who would never be the same again. Kingston Crown Court and Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane at Ollie’s appeal against sentence (not conviction, because Ollie pleaded guilty) both received literally hundreds of letters from Ollie’s colleagues, many of them from some of the biggest names in Top Doctoring in the world, testifying that Ollie was a great bloke, gosh this is so out of character and Ooh we didn’t know. With a touch of 

It worked like a dream, Ollie’s sentence was reduced at appeal in May 1987, Geoffrey Lane likened Ollie’s role in the international child porn trade as being rather like someone collecting cigarette cards no less and Ollie was freed, certainly by June 1987.

After release, Shamed Ollie who’s Life Was Now In Tatters continued socialising with his old mates at St George’s and even published a few articles with them, including one with Bodger! The timing of those articles were as interesting as that article that was published just before Ollie’s day in Kingston Crown Court in Dec 1986. One was published literally two weeks or so before Bodger offered me a job that sounded wonderful and a small number of articles were published by Ollie et al while I worked at St George’s. The articles stopped when I was forced out of medical research in Jan-Feb 1991. Furthermore, I sat in the tearoom at St George’s and Ollie was discussed in my presence as a ghost of whom no-one had heard since he was jailed more than two years previously. Throughout that time, some of the people with whom I was working were publishing papers with Ollie. Ollie gave his affiliation as the Dept of Paediatrics/Child Health, St George’s Hospital Medical School on each of the papers. The papers were published in high profile Top Docs journals all of whose readers would have known that Ollie had been jailed in Dec 1986. See the source imageSee ‘Too Many Pills’ for the extraordinary publishing history of Ollie and his pals.

Ollie’s appeal was heard in May 1987, but a veil was drawn over exactly when Ollie was released, because this was a most political appeal, there was a General Election scheduled for 11 June 1987… But Ollie was definitely out of jail shortly after Thatch was re-elected.

Thatch’s win in June 1987 defied polls and has been attributed to people being too ashamed to admit that they intended to vote Tory, the Tories being seen as a toxic brand.

I am fairly sure that I know the real explanation. Previous posts have discussed in detail the huge conspiracy by the Gang to frame me for a serious offence and imprison me shortly after the 1987 General Election. My documentation shows that Gwynedd and Clwyd Health Authorities were in on it, so were the North Wales Police, solicitors in north Wales, the Home Office, See the source imageRisley Remand Centre and the Mental Health Act Commission.  It was brilliant, these folk even had the letters typed and ready to send to various people informing them that I was now in Risley having Attempted To Stab A Doctor. I only found that out because Gwynedd and Clwyd Health Authorities and the Mental Health Act Commission didn’t realise that the police had to release me after arrest when it became clear that Top Docs had lied and the pre-prepared letters were sent out as soon as I was hauled off to Bangor Police Station explaining that I was now in Risley Remand Centre, so my complaints could be ignored. Image result for peter higson images

All the leaders of the main British political parties knew about this Cunning Plan and their side-kicks did as well. See the source imageThe foolish old Windbag and Dr Death really believed that they might have a chance of beating Thatch and Plaid were personally friends with the lying bastards who were on the ground in north Wales getting their hands dirty so to speak. Meanwhile the BMA  and their buddies I am sure did what they did when they wanted Heath to win in 1970; they put out the order – but not in public on in the media as they did with Heath in 1970 – to bloody well vote for Thatcher, because I and my friends had the evidence that could bring the Top Docs’ cartel down and Tories in Somerset who knew us and were not well-disposed to us were being used to further shaft us, principally me, but a few of my friends as well. Then Thatch herself would be thrown overboard soon, because the Top Docs hated her, even the Tory Top Docs…

The Cunning Plan had to be amended when the 1987 conspiracy went off at half-cock, but another Cunning Plan was hatched and Geoffrey Howe led the charge later in 1990, assisted by Bodger and the crew from the London medical schools who had me in their clutches because I was working in Bodger’s team by then. Thatch was out in Nov 1990 and my career was wrecked within weeks, as were the careers of two friends who stood by me. 

Fight The Tory Cuts! 

I think that Wedgie Benn missed a few opportunities with regard to that, as did my Posh Relative by marriage, Lord Gnome’s daughter Lord Piercy 1945.jpgPenelope who worked for Wedgie Benn when he was Wilson’s Minister of Technology in the late 1960s.

‘So how will you be voting in June?’ ‘Ooh Somerville of course.’

Dame Janet Vaughan, Principal of Somerville College, Oxford, 1945-67, at the inaugural meeting of the Nuffield Foundation in 1943:


Dame Janet was a Top Doctor who undertook her clinical training at UCH/UCL, as did as did Bodger. Dame Janet grew up in Bristol, the daughter of in a Bloomsbury family, a product of several generations of impressive excess, of ‘Male Love’, of erotic poetry a la Michelangelo and allegations that male members of her circle were Corrupting Choirboys. See ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’.

Lord Gnome was a Governor of the Peckham Experiment in 1949, along with Lord Mountbatten, a Person Of Low Morals, the Peckham Experiment being a  sort of project to promote Healthy Living managed and supported by many of the big names in medicine at the time. Gnome also served as Chairman of the Wellcome Trust, 1960-65 and his close female relatives went to Somerville, unless they went to the LSE. So Gnome and Dame Janet no doubt did a bit of nose-rubbing.

 

So, to return to a few more Docs who Supported Brave Wendy in 1985-86 then, as well as Bodger, Tony Jewell and Marion Hall as discussed in previous posts. One Doc who was at the centre of the cartel in Tower Hamlets and will have played a major role in the ring and in the charade that was the Savage Enquiry was the District Medical Officer for Tower Hamlets Health Authority, Jean Richards. Jean Richards was the most senior administrative doc for the Health Authority, but I have not been able to trace her. Like a few others in the middle of this bunfight, including Sir Francis Cumberlege, the then Chairman of Tower Hamlets Health Authority, there is no evidence online that Jean Richards ever existed. But Jean had remained remarkably quiet when the world did know that she existed. See the source image

One Top Doc who was such a Loyal Supporter of Wendy’s that he receives a special thank you in the book of Wendy’s True Story was Luke Zander, who at the time of the Savage Inquiry was Senior Lecturer in General Practice at Tommy’s. Like Jean Richards, Luke seems to have been erased from the web, but Luke definitely existed (he’s starred in previous posts on this blog as well) because there are records of Luke I. Zander’s publications. Luke Zander co-authored (along with many of his colleagues) at least two academic articles in 1986 and 1987 and gave his affiliation as the Dept of General Practice, United Medical and Dental Schools ie. Tommy’s and Guy’s after they merged.

One of Luke’s volumes published in 1981:

An offering from Luke and Bodger, published in 1984, the year that I complained about Gwynne:

Luke Zander contributed to this effort published by Bodger in 1992:

Pregnancy Care in the 1990's: Proceedings of a Symposium at the Royal Society of Medicine, April 1991

Luke was the son of Walter Zander (8 June 1898-7 April 1993), a German-British lawyer, scholar and writer. Walter Zander was Secretary of the British Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem 1944-71, Governor of the University 1972-93 and Senior Associate Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford, 1971-88.

The son of a prominent Erfurt lawyer, during World War I, Walter Zander served as a non-commissioned officer in the German Army and was awarded the Iron Cross. After WW II, Zander went on to study law, philosophy and economics in Jena and Berlin. After a brief period as an assistant to one of the leading lawyers in Berlin, Walter set up his own practice in the city. In 1929, Zander took a one-year leave from his practice to study economics at the LSE Lord Piercy 1945.jpgand the Sorbonne University.

Walter Zander married Gretl Magnus in Berlin in 1931 and they had three sons and a daughter. Of Jewish heritage, Zander emigrated with his family to the UK in 1937. Still a German citizen, Zander was interned for ten months as an enemy alien on the Isle of Man during World War II.

Zander’s wife Gretl was the daughter of the famous Top Doc Rudolf Magnus.

Rudolf Magnus (2 September 1873, Brunswick-25 July 1927, Pontresina) was a German pharmacologist and physiologist. He studied medicine, specialising in pharmacology, in Heidelberg, where he became Associate Professor of Pharmacology in 1904. In 1908 Magnus became the first Professor of Pharmacology in Utrecht, where he spent the rest of his working life.

In 1901, while in Germany, Magnus discovered the diuretic effect of the excretions of the pituitary gland. From 1908, Rudolf Magnus worked on the physiology of posture and muscle tension, research that made him world famous. His most famous book, Körperstellung describes the reflexes involved in mammal posture. The Magnus & De Kleijn reflexes are named after Magnus and his colleague Adriaan de Kleijn (1883–1949) ie. the head and neck reflexes of mammals that cause the body to follow automatically when the head moves. Magnus also researched the reflexes of the intestines and phenomena such as motion sickness.

The pharmacological research of Rudolf Magnus was focussed on the effect of medication on the heart, blood vessels, lungs and the gastrointestinal tract. Thus he studied the effects of narcotics, as well as poison gasses on the lungs. Magnus conducted the poison gas study during World War I when he served as an army doctor in Germany.

Note for the uninitiated: Magnus’s research will have involved much cruelty to animals as well as people.

Magnus was very fond of ice skating and would give his whole laboratory staff time off when the temperature was below freezing.

Originally the Pharmacology Dept in Utrecht was housed in an old hospital for victims of the plague (built in 1567). Magnus convinced the Rockefeller Foundation to give him the money to build a new laboratory. In 1926, Magnus laid the first stone for this new institute in Utrecht on the Vondellaan, named Nieuw Leeuwenbergh. In 1968, David de Wied renamed the building the Rudolf Magnus Institute. Due to his death in 1927 Rudolf Magnus never worked there himself.

The Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience still exists and is one of the research institutes of the University Medical Center Utrecht, where neuroscientific research is performed. The Anatomical Museum in Utrecht houses Rudolf Magnus’ archive.

Magnus had five children: Karl (1903-1989), a lung specialist; Walter Zander’s wife Margarete (Gretl) (1905-1968), who worked as his secretary and translator; Dorothea who died aged 11; Erica (1909-1991), an architect; and Otto (1913-2014), a neurologist.

Walter Zander died in April 1993. Readers may remember from previous posts that there was quite a rush to Pass Over To The Other Side on the part of witnesses to the wrongdoing of the Gang at about that time. Dame Janet Vaughan died on 9 Jan 1993 and Lord Kenyon, who along with his son Thomas, had certain tastes that Thomas at least satisfied by using services provided by Dafydd and Gwynne died in May 1993. Thomas died from AIDS earlier in 1993 but no-one will admit exactly when.

In April 1993, F and I were in the process of being charged and committed for trial later on in 1993 after Jackie Brandt the Gwynedd social worker told the police yet another pack of lies about us.

 

This is the biography issued after Walter Zander’s death:

WALTER ZANDER, lawyer and scholar, died on 7 April, aged 94. His father had been a lawyer. His mother, a gifted amateur painter and sculptor, perished in the Holocaust.

Born in 1898 in Erfurt, Germany, his life spanned the whole of this century and its immense changes, in some of which he was himself deeply involved. In particular, for decades and until the end of his life he worked and wrote on political, religious and legal developments in the Middle East.

As a student he read classics at Jena University, but he was soon conscripted and fought in the First World War on both the Eastern and the Western Fronts. He won the Iron Cross for gallantry in action. After the war he studied law and started a law practice in Berlin. Music was always a central part of his life. In his youth he studied at the Conservatory in Erfurt. He was at the time of his death almost certainly the last person alive to have played under Arthur Nikisch, legendary conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and friend of Brahms. All four members of his Berlin student quartet immigrated to England and continued to play together for decades.

His scholarly impulses were always evident. Early in his professional career he took time off his legal practice to study economics at the London School of Economics. In the early 1930s he wrote several articles and pamphlets on monetary policy. In 1930, he married Gretl Magnus, daughter of the well-known physiologist Rudolf Magnus. She shared and nurtured his love of family and community life. They started their family in Berlin, but by 1937, as a result of the Nazi persecution, they immigrated to England with their three young children, Michael, Luke and Angelica. Benjamin, their fourth child, was born in 1939.

In 1944, Walter Zander became Secretary of the British Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a job he held for 27 years and which he expanded far beyond its original role of fund-raising. In particular, seeing the importance for Israel of developing strong external cultural and political links, he took the lead in fostering and developing Asian and African studies at the University. On his retirement as Secretary of the Friends he became a Governor of the University.

One of his principal concerns over years was the attitude of Israel toward the Arabs. In 1948, his pamphlet ‘Is this the Way?’ addressed the problem of both securing the new State of Israel and making proper arrangements, including compensation, for the indigenous Palestinian population. Leo Baeck, former Chief Rabbi of Berlin, commenting on the pamphlet, wrote: ‘I was time and again moved by the courage, the straightforwardness, and the accuracy of your arguments.’ The pamphlet led to an invitation from Mahatma Gandhi to participate as the only Jew in a conference on world conflict situations held in India.

Mahatma with Persons Of Low Morals:

In 1972, at the age of 72, he retired from the Friends, as he said ‘to devote his remaining years to study’.

Principally through his close friend for more than fifty years, the Arab scholar the late Albert Hourani, he became Senior Associate Fellow of St Anthony’s College, attached to the Middle East Centre. The connection with St Anthony’s in his seventies and eighties was for him the culmination of his intellectual life.

The Warden of St Anthony’s, 1968-87, was Sir Albert Raymond Maillard Carr FBA FRHS FRSL (11 April 1919-19 April 2015), an historian specialising in the history of Spain, Latin America and Sweden.

Raymond Carr was born on 11 April 1919 in Bath, Somerset and was educated at Brockenhurst School, in the New Forest, Hampshire. Carr then studied at Christ Church, Oxford. Carr was briefly a lecturer at UCL, 1945–46, before returning to Oxford as a Fellow of All Souls College, 1946–53. Carr was next a Fellow of New College, 1953–64, then Director of Oxford’s Latin American Centre, 1964–1968 and Oxford University’s Professor of the History of Latin America, 1967–68.

New College, Oxford was a recruiting ground for the British security services and Richard Crossman studied there and worked at New College as a don before he was elected as the Labour MP for Coventry in 1945. It was when Wedgie Benn was at New College that Crossman recruited Wedgie Benn into the security services… 

Don’t worry about it Wedgie Benn, you didn’t quite manage to achieve that, your loyalty to a Gang of sex offenders and the Ladies Of Somerville who were Of The Right Set took priority. Wedgie Benn showed a high degree of class loyalty, his family were aristos and his dad was an MP when the Posh really knew how to Swing, Bertrand and Bloomsbury-style. 

Raymond Carr became a Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford, in 1964, Sub-Warden of the College in 1966 and Warden in 1968, a position he held until his retirement in 1987. After his retirement from Oxford, Carr was King Juan Carlos Professor of Spanish History at New York University in 1992.

Carr’s successor as Warden of St Antony’s was LSE’s Mr Big, Lord Ralf Dahrendorf. Dahrendorf described Carr’s tenure of the post as Warden as the College’s ‘Fiesta days’. Well I’m appalled, to think that Sir Raymond was busy with ‘Readers Wives’ instead of the Finer Things…

A Fellow of the British Academy since 1978, in 1983 Carr was awarded the Order of Alfonso X el Sabio by King Juan Carlos of Spain and in 1999 the Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences.

Carr wrote for The Spectator in 2007 – “I am old-fashioned and aged enough to believe that the best history is the work of the lone individual.” His recreation was fox hunting, about which he wrote two books, English Fox Hunting: A History (1976), a comprehensive history of fox-hunting from medieval times, and, with his wife Sara Carr, Fox-Hunting (1982).

Raymond Carr was also:

  • Member of the National Theatre Board, 1968–1977
  • Chairman of the Society for Latin American Studies, 1966–1968
  • Corresponding Member of the Spain’s Royal Academy of History (Real Academia de la Historia), Madrid.

In 1950, Carr married Sara Ann Mary Strickland, daughter of Algernon Walter Strickland and of Lady Mary Pamela Madeline Sibell Charteris. Sara Strickland’s maternal grandfather was Hugo Charteris, 11th Earl of Wemyss, and one of her great-grandfathers was Percy Wyndham (1835–1911), a Conservative politician who was one of The Souls.

Hugo Richard Charteris, 11th Earl of Wemyss and 7th Earl of March DL (25 August 1857-12 July 1937), styled Lord Elcho from 1883 to 1914, was a Scottish Conservative politician. He was the fifth but eldest surviving son of The 10th Earl of Wemyss and his wife, Lady Anne Frederica Anson. His sister, Evelyn Charteris, was married to The 4th Viscount de Vesci; their only child (Mary Gertrude Vesey) was the second wife of Aubrey Herbert (second son of The 4th Earl of Carnarvon), whose daughter Laura Herbert married the writer Evelyn Waugh and was the mother of Auberon Waugh.

Bron was of course a journo and satirist of a right wing bent who lived at Combe Florey near Taunton when I lived in Somerset. Bron took the piss out of Mr Thrope and those we know and love but his loyalty to his traditional circle prevailed, although he did make it known that Evelyn wasn’t up to much as a dad. Bron was a ‘Private Eye’ regular and he knew about Peter Morrison, Dafydd, Gwynne et al when he appeared on ‘Question Time’ saying that Thatch was a force for good. Bron lived in Edward du Cann’s constituency, near du Cann. I imagine that as with Thatch, Bron couldn’t bear to dissent. Or he might have just been terrified, this lot murdered people and du Cann’s mate Tiny Rowland owned everything.

When I was in the first year at UCNW, I used to pop over to Plas Gwyn, a neighbouring hall of residence, to visit my friends Phil and Hugh. I had no idea that we were all under surveillance but one day we were talking Ridiculous Degrees of Capitalism and I said to Hugh and Phil that as far as I could see, Tiny Rowland owned the whole world. I didn’t know at the time that Tiny Rowland was a mate and business partner of Edward du Cann, who was a mate of the Gang that ran UCNW. Within a few years of us graduating, Phil’s career in research had been wrecked and Hugh was severely disabled – virtually completely paralysed – with a neurological condition. Ah the doctors did their best but ooh it’s a serious problem.

Hugo Charteris’s father was the eldest son, and heir, of The 9th Earl of Wemyss (and 5th Earl of March). His mother was a daughter of The 1st Earl of Lichfield (and 2nd Viscount Anson).

Hugo entered Parliament for Haddingtonshire in 1883 (succeeding his father), but lost his seat in the 1885 General Election. He returned to the House of Commons in the 1886 General Election as one of two representatives for Ipswich, a seat he held until 1895. Hugo succeeded his father in the two earldoms in 1914 and served as Lord-Lieutenant of Haddingtonshire, 1918-37

In 1883, Hugo married Mary Constance Wyndham (1862–1937), daughter of the Hon. Percy Scawen Wyndham and sister of George Wyndham. They were both two of the original members of The Souls. His married life was detailed in the book The Wild Wyndhams by Claudia Renton. Among their children were:

Captain Hugo Francis Charteris, Lord Elcho (1884–1916), killed in action during the Great War, whilst serving with the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. He married Lady Violet Catherine Manners, the daughter of Henry Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland, in 1911.

  • The Hon. Guy Lawrence Charteris (1886–1967).
  • Lady Cynthia Mary Evelyn Charteris (1887–1960), a writer who married Herbert Asquith (1881–1947), son of the Liberal PM H. H. Asquith.
  • The Hon. Colin Charteris (1889–1892), who died young.
  • Lady Mary Pamela Madeline Sibell Charteris (1895–1991), who married married Capt. Algernon Walter Strickland (1891–1938), son of Algernon Henry Peter Strickland, in 1915. After his death, she married Maj. John George Lyon, son of John Stewart Lyon, 4th of Kirkmichael, in 1943.
  • Second Lieutenant The Hon. Yvo Alan Charteris (1896–1915), also killed in action during the Great War.
  • Lady Irene Corona Charteris (1902–1989), who married Ivor Windsor-Clive, 2nd Earl of Plymouth (1889–1943).
  • By 1912, Lady Angela Forbes was Hugo’s mistress, sharing his house in East Lothian, while his wife lived at Stanway in Gloucestershire. Although Hugo and his mistress lived together for many years, he remained married, and his wife became Countess of Wemyss when he inherited the earldom. She died in April 1937, aged 74. Lord Wemyss survived her by three months and died in July of the same year, aged 79.

Lord Wemyss was succeeded in his titles by his grandson David; his sons, Captain Hugo Francis Charteris and Lt Yvo Alan Charteris having been killed in action during the First World War. Hugo’s second son was Martin Charteris, Baron Charteris of Amisfield.

Martin Charteris married the Hon. Mary Margesson (a daughter of the 1st Viscount Margesson) on 16 December 1944 in Jerusalem and they had three children. He retired from the Army in 1951. In 1950, Charteris was appointed Private Secretary to Princess Brenda, who was then Duchess of Edinburgh and heir presumptive to the British throne. From Brenda’s accession in 1952 until 1972, Martin Charteris served as Brenda’s Assistant Private Secretary under Sir Michael Adeane. On Adeane’s retirement in 1972, Charteris was promoted to Private Secretary. He held this post until his retirement in 1977 and returned to Eton as its Provost. He was granted the honour of being a Permanent Lord in Waiting.

Charteris caused a stir in an interview that he gave to The Spectator in 1995, in which he described Fergie as “vulgar”; Carlo as “whiny”; and the Queen Mum Gawd Bless ‘Er as “a bit of an ostrich”, who doesn’t look at what she doesn’t want to see. Neither did Martin Charteris, he didn’t mention Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist, the rent boy ring run by Backdoor Billy the Queen Mum Gawd Bless Er’s loyal retainer (who died from AIDS), Jimmy Savile’s close friendship with Carlo or Lord Snowdon and Ma’am Darling utilising the services of Gwynne, Dafydd and Ann Dally, another Strong Woman Who Was Attacked By The Male Medical Establishment (Dafydd knew Ann Dally and Wendy Savage wrote words of support when Dally published her Own True Story). But then the Gang were busy trying to have me sent to live with Carlo’s pal Jimmy Savile in Broadmoor in 1995, after F blew that raspberry down the phone at Dafydd the year previously. Neither did Charteris mention that Brenda’s Woman of the Bedchamber Dame Mary Morrison’s brother Peter molested boys in care supplied to him by Gwynne and Dafydd.

Lord Charteris’s Own True Story. 

Lord Martin Charteris died on 23 Dec 1999, so he was safely out of the way by the time that the Waterhouse Report was published two months later. Lord Charteris took his Royal Secrets to the grave… 

The 11th Earl of Wemyss’s granddaughter was the socialite Ann Fleming, and his grandson, Hugo Charteris, was a renowned post-war author and screenwriter. The 11th Earl is the great-grandfather of the Scottish cartoonist Jamie Charteris.

Ann Geraldine Mary Fleming (née Charteris, 19 June 1913-12 July 1981), previously known as Lady O’Neill and Viscountess Rothermere, married firstly Lord O’Neill, secondly Lord Rothermere, and finally the writer Ian Fleming. Ian Fleming was friends with Charles Morrison, brother of Peter, customer of Gwynne and Dafydd. Ann had affairs with Roy Jenkins and Hugh Gaitskell.

Ann Fleming was born to Frances Lucy Tennant (1887–1925) and Captain Guy Lawrence Charteris (1886–1967) in Westminster. Ann learnt to value the conversation and friendship from her grandmother, Mary Constance Charteris, Countess of Wemyss, who had her own hedonistic past, having been one of The Souls. Ann was educated by governesses after an unsuccessful term at Cheltenham Ladies’ College. She was a debutante and she quickly married Lord O’Neill who was both an aristocrat and a financier in 1932. Ann had two children before beginning an affair with the influential Esmond Cecil Harmsworth in 1936.

Harmsworth was the heir to Lord Rothermere, who owned the Daily Mail. Ann’s husband went away to fight in WW II and Ann appeared with Harmsworth as well as having an affair with Ian Fleming, then a stockbroker, who became an assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence. It’s the Gang’s Big Mates again. In 1940, Harmsworth became Lord Rothermere. Ann’s husband was killed in action in 1944 and she married Lord Rothermere in 1945.

Ann and Lord Rothermere couple entertained and their social circle included the painter Lucian Freud (who painted her portrait), the choreographer Frederick Ashton and the artist Francis Bacon. Meanwhile, Ian Fleming left the Royal Navy and became a journalist with The Sunday Times. He had built Goldeneye on land in Jamaica and he had demanded three-month vacations from his employer to enjoy his holiday home. The two spent three months of every year together in Jamaica; Ann’s new husband thought she was in Jamaica to visit Noël Coward.

In 1951 Ann was divorced by Lord Rothermere and the following year she married Fleming. Lord Rothermere’s subsequent wife ‘Bubbles’ died in worrying circumstances involving prescribed medication in her continental villa and the explanation for the death didn’t make sense and neither did the prescribing practices of a number of Top Docs whom Bubbles was consulting. I blogged in detail about the death of Bubbles in an earlier post but the text disappeared.

Ann and Ian Fleming had one child, Caspar. Ann was pregnant with her son when they married; Caspar was born on 12 August 1952. Anxiety over his forthcoming marriage is said to be the reason that Ian Fleming wrote the first James Bond novel, Casino Royale. Ann had a £100,000 divorce settlement and Fleming sought additional sources of revenue to add to his salary from The Sunday Times.

The Flemings bought a house in London, where they entertained. They later rebuilt Warneford Place at Sevenhampton, near Swindon, renaming it Sevenhampton Place and moving there in 1963. Ian Fleming was not keen on the socialising, but their houses attracted Evelyn Waugh, Cyril Connolly and Peter Quennell,

Ann’s son Caspar died in London in October 1975 from an overdose of narcotics. Ann Fleming died at Sevenhampton Place on 12 July 1981.

 

The Carrs have three sons and one daughter: Adam Henry Maillard Carr (born 1951), Matthew Xavier Maillard Carr (1953-2011), Laura Selina Madeline Carr (born 1954) and Alexander Rallion Charles Carr (born 1958). Their son Adam married Angela P. Barry in 1988; their daughter Rose Angelica Mary Carr was born in 1991.

Matthew Carr was born in Oxford and studied at Camberwell School of Art, 1970-71, followed by Cheltenham School of Art, 1972-74. Carr left Eton at the age of 16 to study art at Camberwell. After completing his studies at Cheltenham School of Art, Carr returned to Oxford, and began teaching art and art history, until 1977 when he persuaded his parents to allow Andy Warhol to use their house in Oxford to hold a party. In Carr’s own words: ‘So I met Andy Warhol, he saw the drawings I was doing, and next thing I knew he put me up at the Ritz for two days, then took me to America. And he introduced me to Robert Fraser, who became my first agent.’ Carr readily admitted this was both his big break in the art world, but also the start of a problem with drug addiction as he entered the celebrity world of London and New York in the late 1970s. It was to take Carr 20 years to overcome his drugs addiction.

Despite being well connected in the art world, Carr was an infrequent exhibitor of his work. In 1977 he exhibited alongside Hugh Dunford Wood and Sara Lutyens in Church Street, Kensington, London, and he staged his first solo show at the Robert Fraser Gallery in London in 1983. Subsequent solo shows were at the Wildenstein Gallery in London in 1993, and two shows at Marlborough Fine Art, London, in 2003 and 2008. He also showed at Marlborough Gallery in New York in 2006.

In 2006 Matthew also took part in the exhibition Drawing Inspiration, held at the Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, an exhibition that included the artists Tony Bevan, Christopher Bramham, Patrick Caulfield, Tracey Emin, Hughie O’Donoghue and others.

Carr died of leukaemia on 23 February 2011, a man with knowledge of very great wrongdoing re Gwynne and Dafydd. See the source imageAndy Warhol, a witness to even more himself, came to a sudden and unexpected end in Manhattan on 22 February 1987 at age 58. According to news reports, Warhol had been making a good recovery from gallbladder surgery at New York Hospital before dying in his sleep from a sudden post-operative irregular heartbeat. Prior to his diagnosis and operation, Warhol delayed having his recurring gallbladder problems checked, as he was afraid to enter hospitals and see doctors. His family sued the hospital for inadequate care, saying that the arrhythmia was caused by improper care and water intoxication. The malpractice case was quickly settled out of court; Warhol’s family received an undisclosed sum of money.

Shortly before Warhol’s death, doctors expected Warhol to survive the surgery, though a revaluation of the case about 30 years after his death showed many indications that Warhol’s surgery was in fact riskier than originally thought. It was widely reported at the time that Warhol died of a “routine” surgery, though when considering factors such as his age, a family history of gallbladder problems, his previous gunshot wound and his medical state in the weeks leading up to the procedure, the potential risk of death following the surgery appeared to have been significant. See previous posts.

 

Carr’s working method could be both intense and painful. According to the art critic Richard Dorment, sitting for Carr was a difficult experience involving ‘tedious hours sitting in frozen-faced silence, when, aware of eyes boring into me with frightening intensity, I listened to the scratching of pencil on paper and the ticking of my wristwatch.’

This almost forensic analysis can be seen in the way Carr would often organise images on his paper, most notably when drawing a series of twelve penes on a page, ‘in alarming close-up’, but also evident in his portrait heads which frequently float disembodied in the centre of the paper. In addition to Carr’s study of penes, his is best known for a similar drawing showing the heads of nine rhesus monkeys and a series of drawings of the semi-mumified human corpses in the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Carr claimed to hate the picture he made of the musician Diana Ross, a rare commissioned piece, due to compromising on the singer’s request to include a sunset in the background. Instead he tended to be select his models himself, often from the world of literature, Tom Stoppard (Tom’s first wife was Miriam who began her career as an Angel in Newcastle until she tripped over the ring run by Gwynne’s mate Lord John Walton, after which Miriam soon found herself qualifying as a Top Doc and then becoming Doc to Celebs, Media Doc and writer of volumes on the menopause; Tom moved on to Felicity Kendal and is now married to Carlo’s ex, Sabrina Guinness), Miriam Gross, Sebastian Faulks, James Fenton, Alan Jenkins and Francis Wyndham.

Matthew married Lady Anne Mary Somerset in 1988 and their daughter Eleanor Carr was born in 1992.

Lady Anne Mary is the daughter of David Robert Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort (23 February 1928-16 August 2017), known as David Somerset until 1984. An important figure in the world of fox hunting, the Duke was Chairman of Marlborough Fine Art and was well known for frequent conflicts with hunt saboteurs. He also held the office of Hereditary Keeper of Raglan Castle and was President of the British Horse Society.

The Duke married, firstly, Lady Caroline Jane Thynne (28 August 1928-22 April 1995), daughter of the 6th Marquess of Bath, on 5 July 1950. Caroline is the sister of the infamous Loins of Longleat. The marriage took place at St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square, in the presence of Brenda’s mum and dad as well as other Royal family.

The Duchess of Beaufort presided over the restoration of Badminton House and its grounds. She received an honorary degree (LLD) from Bristol University for her charitable work.

They had four children:

  • Henry John FitzRoy Somerset, 12th Duke of Beaufort (b. 22 May 1952); married Tracy Louise Ward (a granddaughter of the 3rd Earl of Dudley, former actress and environmental activist) and has issue, two sons and one daughter. They divorced in 2018.]
    • Robert Somerset, Marquess of Worcester (b. 1989)
    • Lady Isabella Elsa Somerset (b. 1991)
    • Lord Alexander Somerset (b. 1995)
  • Lady Anne Mary Somerset (b. 21 January 1955); historian, married Matthew Carr (1953—2011) in 1988 and has one daughter, Eleanor Carr (b. 1992).
  • Lord Edward Alexander Somerset (b. 1 May 1958); He married in 1982 the Hon. (Georgiana) Caroline Davidson (2nd daughter of John Davidson, 2nd Viscount Davidson) and is reported as divorcing her after he was jailed for assaulting her. They have issue:
    • Francesca Somerset (b. 1984)
    • Rose Victoria Somerset (b. 1992).
  • Lord John Robert Somerset (b. 5 November 1964) also known as Lord Johnson Somerset, married to (now divorced from) Lady Cosima Vane-Tempest-Stewart (daughter of Alexander Charles Robert Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 9th Marquess of Londonderry), and has a son and daughter:]
    • Lyle David Somerset (b. 1991)
    • Romy Caroline Somerset (b. 1993)

The Duke married, secondly, Miranda Elisabeth Morley (born 1947), on 2 June 2000. She is a daughter of Brigadier General Michael Frederick Morley.

The Duke was criticised in January 2009 when a Swansea Councillor, Ioan Richard, discovered by a Freedom of Information Act request that he had been paid £281,431 for a 70 ft bridge to be built over the River Tawe near Swansea. The Dukes of Beaufort had owned the river bed for some 400 years, so when the local council had wanted to build a bridge linking a shopping centre to the Liberty Stadium, home of Swansea City football club and the Ospreys rugby team, it had to pay the Duke for the right to cross his river bed. Ioan Richard stated that he was “furious that public money had to be used to pay one of Britain’s richest estates. For centuries Swansea folk have paid rents to the Duke of Beaufort and we don’t owe this powerful and wealthy family anything.” Although a few other people do obviously. Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Laura Carr married Richard E. Barrowclough in 1978 and has four children, Milo Edmond, Conrad Oliver, Theodore Charles, and Sibell Augusta.

Raymond Carr died on 19 April 2015 at the age of 96. 

As for Raymond Carr’s successor as Warden of St Anthony’s, Oxford, as any fule kno, Lord Ralf Dahrendorf was Director of the LSE, 1974-84, having previously worked at the LSE under Karl Popper, 1953-54.Lord Piercy 1945.jpg

The Lord Dahrendorf
Professor R. G Dahrendorf, 1980.jpg

Ralf Dahrendorf in 1980
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
15 July 1993 – 17 June 2009
Life Peerage
European Commissioner for Research, Science and Education
In office
6 January 1973 – 5 January 1977
President François-Xavier Ortoli
Preceded by Fritz Hellwig
Succeeded by Guido Brunner
European Commissioner for Trade
In office
1 July 1970 – 5 January 1973
President Sicco Mansholt
Franco Maria Malfatti
Preceded by Jean-François Deniau
Succeeded by Christopher Soames
Parliamentary Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
In office
22 October 1969 – 2 July 1970
Chancellor Willy Brandt
Preceded by new appointment
Succeeded by Karl Moersch
Member of the Bundestag
In office
28 September 1969 – 2 July 1970
Constituency FDP List
Personal details
Born 1 May 1929
Hamburg, Weimar Republic
Died 17 June 2009 (aged 80)
Cologne, Germany
Nationality United Kingdom
Germany
Political party Liberal Democrats (UK)
FDP (Germany)
Spouse(s) Vera Dahrendorf
Ellen Dahrendorf (née Ellen Joan Krug) (1980–2004)
Christiane Dahrendorf (2004–2009)
Children Nicola, Alexandra, and Daphne Dahrendorf
Alma mater University of Hamburg
London School of Economics
Profession Sociologist
Ralf Dahrendorf
Known for Providing a new definition of class conflict based on authority relations
Scientific career
Influences Marx, Weber, Popper, Hayek, Kant

In 1971, [Walter Zander] published ‘Israel and the Holy Places of Christendom’, which established him as an authority in this complex field involving religious, legal and territorial disputes and on which he wrote further scholarly articles. His last major publication, in the ‘Israel Law Review’ in 1982, concerned a historic dispute between the Coptic and the Ethiopian Churches. The aim in these publications, as always, was to find ways in which a spirit of tolerance and understanding could help resolve deep-rooted tensions and animosities. To bring Jews, Muslims and Christians together and, above all, to find ways of creating peace between Jews and Arabs, were Walter Zander’s abiding concerns to which he brought his full range of scholarly, legal, human and spiritual gifts. These qualities were evident in every aspect of his life: in his natural gift for friendship, his total involvement in the lives of his children and grandchildren, and his deep interest in everyone he met.

In 1988, on the occasion of his 90th birthday, Sir Isaiah Berlin wrote: ‘Walter Zander is probably the purest-hearted man I have ever met during my long life. He seems to me to be moved by a vision of spiritual ideals shared by the major religious faiths and forms of life shaped and dedicated to such ideals … If ever there was an embodiment of integrity and the disinterested pursuit of the good life, these qualities shine through in everything that he has done and been.’

He is survived by his four children, their spouses and nine grandchildren

After Walter Zander’s death, a flurry of obituaries were published.

‘The Times’:

Walter Zander, lawyer and scholar, died in South Croydon on April 7 aged 94. He was born in Erfurt, Germany, on June 8, 1898. When in 1948, Walter Zander published his pamphlet Is This the Way?, questioning the right of Jews to displace the indigenous Arabic population in the newly-formed Israel, it was barely noticed by the Palestinians whom he was trying to protect, and failed to move the politicians. But to his friends and fellow intellectuals (among them Gandhi and Albert Hourani) he was one of the most important Zionist thinkers of the century.

Zander was reading classics at Jena University when the first world war broke out. He fought on both the Eastern and the Western Fronts, winning the Iron Cross for gallantry. After the war he followed his father into the law, and started a practice in Berlin, later taking time off to study at the London School of Economics. In the early 1930s he wrote several articles on monetary policy.
In 1930 he married Gretl Magnus, daughter of the eminent physiologist Rudolf Magnus. By 1937 he and his family were forced to leave the increasingly hostile atmosphere of Berlin and emigrated to England. Showing a certain talent for improvisation, he set up a printing business in Slough and settled with his family in the village of Gerrards Cross. With the outbreak of war, however, he and his family were interned in the Isle of Wight (their rations were supplemented by food parcels from their former English neighbours). Meanwhile his mother, a gifted amateur painter and sculptor, had died in the Holocaust.

Zander was made Secretary of the British Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1944. He held this post for 27 years and used it to air his considerable worries regarding proper arrangements, including compensation, for the Palestinians. Is This the Way? so impressed Gandhi that Zander was invited, as the only Jew, to a conference on world conflict situations in India.
One of the few Arabs to recognise Zander’s talents was his friend for more than fifty years, the late Albert Hourani. When, in 1972, Zander retired from the Friends, to devote himself to study it was principally through Hourani’s influence that he was made Senior Associate Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford, attached to the Middle East Centre.

In 1971 Zander published Israel and the Holy Places of Christendom. He wrote about the Christian church with an understanding rarely found in non-Christians. It reflected the obvious uneasiness he felt about the “judaizing” of Jersualem, although he held out a forlorn hope for the future in the shape of a probable Arab Israeli agreement.

His last important publication, in the Israel Law Review in 1982, concerned a historic dispute between the Coptic and the Ethiopian Churches.
Music had always been important to him. As a boy he had studied at the Conservatory in Erfurt and he was almost certainly the last person alive to have played under Arthur Nikisch, the legendary conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and friend of Brahms.

His wife died in 1968, and he is survived by his four children, one of whom is Michael Zander, Professor of Law at the London School of Economics.

The Guardian:

THE LIFE of Walter Zander, the lawyer and Hebrew scholar who has died aged 94, overlaps the century and resonates correspondingly. Born in Erfurt, he graduated in classics at Jena University, won the Iron Cross for-gallantry on both the Eastern and the Western fronts in the first world war and followed his father into the law: But his mother, a gifted amateur painter and sculptor, later perished in the Holocaust.

He himself studied viola and piano in Erfurt and may well be the last person to have played under the baton of the great Nikisch, the friend of Brahms and director of the Leipzig Gewandhaus. All members of Walter’s Berlin student quartet immigrated to England and continued to play together for decades. One of his grandsons, Benjamin, is a-conductor. Musicians thronged Walter’s funeral in north London.

Apart from his legal practice, Zander studied economics at the LSE during the thirties and wrote several articles on monetary policy. But during and after the war he took a different route. In 1944 he became and remained for 27 years secretary of the British Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He foresaw that Israel needed to forge cultural and political links
abroad and he fostered Asian and African studies at the university.
In 1948 his pamphlet Is This The Way? addressed the problem of both securing the new State of Israel and making proper arrangements, including compensation, for the indigenous Palestinian population. In 1972 he retired, as he put it, “to devote his remaining years to study,” and through the Arab scholar the late Albert Hourani he became attached to the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, Oxford.

This was for him the culmination of his intellectual life. Israel And The Holy Places Of Christendom (1971) established him as an authority in this complex field involving religious, legal and territorial disputes. Bringing together Jews, Muslims and Christians was his chief concern to which he brought his full range of scholarly, legal, human and spiritual gifts.

Roger Owen, Director of St Antony’s; writes: Those of us who worked at the Middle East Centre during Walter Zander’s association from 1970 until 1987 will remember him in particular for his careful scholarship and for the meticulous way he prepared, and then presented, his ideas at our regular Friday seminars. He will also be remembered for his generous parting gift to the centre when age and infirmity prevented him from visiting us regularly. It has now become the Walter Zander Scholarship, awarded each year to the best candidate for the Oxford M.Phil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. But Walter’s circle of Oxford friends extended far beyond that. Those, who met him at High Table or simply walking slowly in the College grounds were all struck by his air of gentle dignity and the importance he so obviously attached to the simple rituals of everyday life. After even the shortest exchange you came away with the comforting feeling that the world was a reasonable and much more manageable place.

Torygraph obituary:

WALTER ZANDER, lawyer and scholar who has died aged 94, was a latter-day Pangloss. “You never know what is good news and what is bad news,” he would say. When Hitler came to power and he had to flee Germany he thought his whole world had collapsed. “But,” he liked to add, “I came to England and lived happily ever after.”
Walter Zander was born on June 8 1898 into a cultivated and prosperous German Jewish family; his father was an eminent lawyer, his mother a painter.
Young Walter himself trained as a musician and played the piano and viola. Then came the Great War. He fought in the German army both on the eastern and western fronts and was awarded the Iron Cross.

He studied at Jena and Berlin, took a doctorate in law and soon built up a legal practice in Berlin. In 1930 he married Gretl Magnus, daughter of Rudolph Magnus, the physiologist, and they had three children (a fourth was to be born in England).

When Hitler was elected to power in 1933 Zander could not believe what was happening, for it did not accord with his understanding of Germany and the Germans. As he came to terms with reality, he found it difficult to abandon his clients and he did not come to England until 1937. Zander was nearly 40 by then, with a young family and without an income or prospect of employment. But he teamed up with a fellow refugee who had developed a new photogravure process and set up a printing works in Slough. It immediately prospered, but in 1940, shortly after the fall of France, he and other German refugees were rounded up as “enemy aliens”, his factory was confiscated and he was interned on the Isle of Man.
Zander recalled those events, and even his flight from Germany, without bitterness; he preferred to dwell on the kindness of his neighbours in Gerrards Cross. His wife took in lodgers, traders gave her extended credit, and the headmaster of the local preparatory school waived his fees. His experience of those years made him an inveterate Anglophile.

He remained on the Isle of Man for 25 months and joined with other internees to set up a sort of ad hoc university in the camp and a scratch symphony orchestra. He lectured in law and economics and played in the orchestra. (Four of the more accomplished musicians were later to set up the Amadeus String Quartet.)

On his release Zander was engaged by the Ministry of Information to lecture British troops on the Nazi treatment of the Jews. In 1944 he became secretary of the British Friends of the Hebrew University, a post he retained for the next 27 years. It was a lowly office for a man with his qualifications. He began with one assistant in a tiny room, but soon built up a major operation which endowed scholarships, arranged cultural exchanges and remitted millions of pounds to Jerusalem.

The loathed Stuart Stanton at St George’s was up to something in Israel that was alleged to be even more criminal that the activities of his colleagues but no-one was ever quite sure what. Whatever Stanton was up to it involved a lot of money, wealthy private patients and mistresses and organisations that promoted cultural links between Israel and the UK. One such organisation with which Stanton was involved also starred Michael Grade. See previous posts.

Though working for an organisation at the heart of the Jewish national revival, Zander was not a Zionist. In 1948, while the nascent Jewish state was struggling for life, he published a pamphlet, Is This the Way?, in which he questioned the need for a state at all. He was not only concerned about the situation of the Arabs: he was also inclined to regard Jewish culture as a sort of homeland in its own right.
A deeply religious man, without any trace of sanctimoniousness, Walter Zander somehow managed to combine spirituality with geniality.
He could, though, carry charity to uncharitable lengths, and did not let even the Holocaust, in which his own mother perished, open his eyes to the realities of the Jewish situation.

Is This the Way? caused an immediate furore and there were demands for his resignation. But if it was easy to be exasperated with Zander it was impossible to be angry with him. After Norman Bentwich, a former Professor of International Law at the Hebrew University (and a Zionist), came to his support, the uproar subsided and Zander eventually became not only a cherished institution but a governor and an honorary fellow of the University.

In 1971 he was appointed an associate fellow of St Antony’s College Oxford. His eyesight was failing by then, and he became completely blind, but he managed to produce one book on Soviet Jewry and another on Israel and the Christian Holy Places.

He had an idyllic family life and derived great joy from the successes of his children.
One son became a professor of law at the London School of Economics, another a lecturer in medicine at St Thomas’s, the third, conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, while his daughter, a distinguished art historian and critic, is married to the President of Harvard University.

Sir Isaiah Berlin summed him up in a phrase on his 90th birthday. He was, he said, “probably the purest hearted man I have ever met”.
His wife died in 1968. They had three sons and a daughter.

The Indie:

THE PROBLEM in writing about Walter Zander is that readers who did not know him will not believe the words one is obliged to use. How to persuade them that this is not the ritual eulogy of the newly dead?

His life began with distinguished but conventional success: then turned in its middle years into horror and catastrophe. He could. have been, he should have been, bitter, angry, desperate, cynical. Instead, he was tolerant, gentle, courteous, generous, civilised, honourable – beyond belief honourable.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Born a Jew in Germany, he fought in the Great War on both fronts and won the Iron Cross. Afterwards he established a lawyer’s practice in Berlin. When the Nazis arrived his Iron Cross offered no protection and he moved to England with his wife and young family (his mother died in the Holocaust). His career destroyed at the age of 40, this scholarly, unworldly man became an entrepreneur: With astonishing versatility he set up a printing business in Slough and a family home in Gerrards Cross. How bizarre those names ring out against his Central European background.

But very soon the Second World War destroyed his business and sent him off to internment in the Isle of Man. One of his comic memories was of the village bobby coming to arrest him and being hustled by the indignant villagers, indignant on behalf of an enemy alien with a music hall German accent. Deprived of their livelihood for a second time, his family were supported with food and- comfort by those same suburban, English villagers. The troubles passed.

In 1944 he was appointed secretary of the British Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. This was his profession for the next 27 years and he was a wholehearted Zionist. Whole-hearted but magnanimous: one of his principal concerns was the attitude of Zionism to the Arabs who lived in the land where the new state of Israel was to be established. His pamphlet Is This the Way? (1948) influenced intellectuals all over the world (Gandhi among them) but failed to move the politicians or the public. The Israelis respected him but could not take his advice. The Arabs, convinced of Zionist injustice, were hardly aware of his efforts.

One man on the Arab side, the Oxford don Albert Hourani, saw his worth and became his close friend. Under Hourani’s sponsorship he became a member of St Antony’s College, Oxford, and active in the Middle East Centre, where he was loved and respected by both sides in the grim Arab Israel debate. In Oxford and in London, in Israel and in the United States, there grew around him, without effort on his part, a vast range of friends and disciples. The death of his wife Gretl 25 years ago hit him hard, but he saw their four children into careers of enviable talent and distinction, united by family love and a devotion to music which was central to their lives.

The blindness and infirmity of old age did not diminish his dignity, his grace or his goodness. On his 90th birthday Isaiah Berlin wrote that he was “probably the purest-hearted man I have ever met”. He died calm, confident of his religious faith and preternaturally polite. As we put him in his grave last week we were lovingly but uncomfortably aware that he had set us unattainable standards.

Sir James Craig wrote the above obituary.

The Jewish Chronicle:

Walter Zander, who has died aged 95, was a unique institution in postwar Anglo-Jewry, writes Jon Kimche.

As secretary of the Friends of the Hebrew University from 1944-70, he used his office as a springboard not only to raise urgently needed funds for the university on a level not previously achieved but, even more, to spread the academic range of the university. He was more concerned with achievement than with publicity and he enjoyed the personal support of Israel’s Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, during his years of often uphill struggle to introduce African, Asian and Arab studies – and students – to the Hebrew University. In those early days, Anglo-Jewry, American Jewry and Israelis had more pressing priorities for Israel.
But Walter Zander persevered with incomparable tact and natural charm supported by his profoundly knowledgeable background of all that was best in the German-Jewish liberal culture, he had acquired as an eminent Zionist lawyer in Berlin.

When he came with his young family to England in the 1930s, he first set up a printing business outside London but then suffered internment on the Isle of Man. His appointment as secretary of the Friends of the Hebrew University drew on his scholarship and wide talents. His influence was founded as much on example as on persuasion.

His counsel was sought increasingly and always given discreetly. After retiring at 72 to devote himself to study and writing, he became a Hebrew
University governor and a senior associate fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford.
Often critical of Israeli policies towards the Arabs, but never of Israel, his greatest achievement was perhaps his ability to understand positions with which he deeply disagreed.

He became one of the foremost authorities on Israel’s holy places. his book on “Israel and the Holy Places of Christendom” has become a standard history of a very complex topic.

Despite his blindness in later years, he maintained his interest in his life’s work to the last. Predeceased by his wife, Gretl, in 1968, he is survived by three sons, a daughter and grandchildren.

 

Luke’s brother Michael Zander, QC, FBA, (born 16 November 1932 in Berlin) is a British legal scholar. Professor Michael Zander, 1977.jpgMichael Zander is Professor Emeritus of Law at the LSE, and the author of several books known to generations of lawyers and law students alike. Professor Zander was a member of the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice (1991–1993). He is currently a member of the Home Office’s PACE Strategy Board.

After attending the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, 1946-51, Michael Zander studied at Jesus College, Cambridge. Zander then took an LLM at Harvard University. For a time, he worked with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell on Wall Street. After Zander’s return to the UK he qualified with Ashurst Morris Crisp and then briefly practised as a solicitor. During his clerkship he was legal adviser to Tony Benn, when aristo and hereditary peer Benn fought to stay in the Commons rather than the Lords. Wedgie Benn is a man who – along with his wife – did so much for Tommy’s as well as for Gwynne and Dafydd and who, as Harold Wilson’s Minister of Technology was loyally served by Civil Service mandarin Penelope Piercy, daughter of my Posh Relative by marriage Lord Piercy. See the source image

Lord Piercy 1945.jpgMichael Zander joined the LSE Law Department in 1963 where he was appointed to a Chair in 1977; he was Convenor of the Law Department, 1984-88 and again in 1997-98. Michael Zander was appointed an Honorary Queen’s Counsel in 1997 and was elected a Senior Fellow of the British Academy in 2005. Professor Zander retired from the LSE in 1998.

For 25 years, from 1963 to 1988, Zander was Legal Correspondent of The Guardian, for which he wrote some 1,400 articles. He has frequently broadcast on radio and TV, commenting on legal issues.

In 2010, Zander was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by King’s College, London. The citation stated: “He has devoted a long and active career to the study, teaching, practice and improvement of the law, and has made outstanding contributions in both the academic and public spheres. There is no greater authority in the fields to which he has devoted himself: criminal procedure, civil procedure, legal system, legal profession and legal services. … The central mission of his professional life has been to make the justice system work better.” 

In 2015, Michael Zander received the Halsbury Lifetime Contribution Award. The award was established in 2013. In that year it went to Sir Sydney Kentridge KCMG, QC. In 2014 it went to Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice 2008-13.

Michael Zander’s publications include:

  • Lawyers and the Public Interest (1968)Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • Legal Services for the Community (1978) Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • A Matter of Justice (1989) Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • The Crown Court Study (1993) Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • A Bill of Rights? (4th ed.1997) Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • The State of Justice (2000) Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • The Law-Making Process (7th ed., 2015) Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (7th ed.2015) Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  • Cases and Materials on the English Legal System (10th ed., 2007) 

 

Luke and Michael’s brother Benjamin Zander (born 9 March 1939) Boston Philharmonic's Zander.jpgis an English conductor, who is currently the Musical Director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Benjamin Zander was born in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire and started to compose music at the age of nine. Several of his compositions came to the attention of Benjamin Britten, who invited the Zander family to spend three summers in Aldeburgh, the seaside town in Suffolk in which Britten lived. Benjamin Zander took lessons with Britten and became a student of theory of Britten’s amanuensis and assistant, Imogen Holst.

Benjamin Zander’s main instrument was the cello. He began studying at the age of ten and became the youngest member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at the age of twelve. Zander boarded at Uppingham School as a music scholar at the age of thirteen and then attended St. Paul’s School, London where he could continue his cello studies with Herbert Withers. At the age of fifteen, Benjamin became a student of the Spanish cello virtuoso Gaspar Cassadó and moved to Florence and Siena, Italy for the next three years. Zander completed his cello studies at the State Conservatoire in Cologne, Germany where he served as an assistant to Cassadó.

After living abroad for five years, Benjamin Zander returned to England, completed his A levels and studied at UCL for a degree in English Literature. During his period of study at UCL, he performed regularly as a cellist, giving recitals and chamber music concerts with the King-Zander-Arieli Trio and he taught at the Yehudi Menuhin School for gifted children.

In 1965 Benjamin won a Harkness International Fellowship and travelled to the US for graduate work at Brandeis University, Harvard University and with Leonard Shure and Ernst Oster in New York.

In 1967, Zander joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music and remained on the faculty until 2012. In July 2012 the New England Conservatory and Preparatory School conferred on Zander the title of Faculty Emeritus, acknowledging his significant contributions to the School over 45 years. This honour came hot on the heels of Zander being fired in January 2012 for negligence amid allegations he had hired a videographer to record concerts, who had (with Zander’s knowledge) previously served a prison sentence for sexual assault of a minor. Zander later acknowledged that hiring the videographer, Peter Benjamin, without informing School administrators was a “significant oversight.”

Benjamin Zander is the Conductor and Music Director of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, a youth orchestra in Boston comprising both high school and college age students. The BPYO rehearses at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston’s South End. Their premiere performance took place in Symphony Hall on 25 November 2012. On the program was Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, and Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein as soloist.

Benjamin married Patricia Zander in 1966 and their daughter Jessica was born a few years later. Jessica and her husband David Tomaszewski have two daughters, Maya, born in April 2001 and Vivian-Rose, born in April 2003. Benjamin’s son-in-law is presumably this David Tomaszewski:

David Tomaszewski
Born 6 October 1984 (age 35)

Nationality French
Occupation Music video director, digital artist
Parent(s) Marek Tomaszewski (father)
Website www.davidktom.com

David Tomaszewski  born 6 October 1984) is a French music video director and digital artist of Polish descent, the son of Polish pianist Marek Tomaszewski. David Tomaszewski is best known for having collaborated with French rapper Orelsan. David directed one of his first music videos, La peur de l’échec, in 2009 before directing 5 others since 2010. David Tomaszewski also came up with the creation of Orelsan’s RaelSan character in the build-up to the release of his album Le chant des sirènes, and he was responsible for the visual design of the latter as the artistic director. Tomaszewski supervised and produced Orelsan’s concert at Zénith de Paris on 16 October 2012. In the video “Les vœux de RaelSan pour 2012” (“RaelSan’s Wishes for 2012”), it was his father Marek who accompanied the rapper on the piano.

 

Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander have been married since 1981. They work closely together and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Rosamund’s children, Alexandra and Evan Bageris, also live in Massachusetts.

 

On Feb 2012, the website boston.com carried the following report:

‘This is a nightmare for all of us’

Conductor Zander reflects on his errors and his future after NEC

Former New England Conservatory conductor Benjamin Zander rehearsed at the Armory in Somerville, Ma., on Feb. 2, for an upcoming set of concerts. (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff) Former New England Conservatory conductor Benjamin Zander rehearsed at the Armory in Somerville, Ma., on Feb. 2, for an upcoming set of concerts.

By Geoff Edgers

 Globe Staff / February 5, 2012

The conductor, author, and inspirational speaker sits in the living room of his Brattle Street home, listening to what is being said about him:

That he, Benjamin Zander, showed no remorse. That he put children at risk. That New England Conservatory, his professional home for 45 years, had no choice other than to fire him.

Zander, usually overflowing with laughter and enthusiasm, wearily runs his hands through his frizzy white hair. He’s unhappy with himself and he’s unhappy with NEC’s leaders, who he feels rushed to judgment. He notes that when NEC president Tony Woodcock fired him last month, Woodcock hadn’t yet discovered that it was the school’s opera department – not Zander – who first hired videographer Peter Benjamin, a registered sex offender, to record performances by NEC students. “It’s about as bad a situation as things can be,’’ Zander says. These days, he’s left to contemplate the fallout of hiring Benjamin. Three upcoming paid speaking engagements have already been cancelled. Zander is also pained by the damage done to NEC, an institution dear to him. “This is a nightmare for all of us,’’ he says. “I want us to all wake up and say, ‘What went wrong?’ ’’

Zander, 72, began teaching at NEC in 1966. He helped found the Boston Philharmonic in 1979, and, over the last two decades, has developed a profitable and high-profile gig giving leadership talks. Zander’s dynamic approach has been featured on “60 Minutes’’ and Charlie Rose, has scored him the opening speech at a World Economic Forum and, just last October, drew Sting to a rehearsal of NEC’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Brown Hall.

And he refuses to see only the dark side of his current situation. The mess has, he says, humbled and transformed him. Indignant at first, Zander has now publicly apologized for his lack of judgment.

The crisis, he says, allowed him to hear both the appreciative words from scores of parents, teachers, and musicians who feel NEC made a mistake in dismissing him, and the criticism from friends and family members who have helped him realize just how irresponsible it was to support Benjamin without knowing enough about the crimes.

His wife, Rosamund Zander, winces at his defensiveness in the immediate wake of the firing. “It’s very difficult for the ego and psyche to transform when you’ve been beaten to a pulp,’’ she said. “He’s coming to a sense of responsibility or awareness that he hadn’t had before. But in order to get there, somebody came up with a two-by-four and smashed him.’’

It was about 20 years ago when the conductor, who led the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and taught NEC’s interpretation class, wrote a letter of support for Benjamin on the eve of the videographer’s sentencing for raping and sexually abusing teenagers. Benjamin had worked for Zander prior to his arrest. He says he didn’t know the particulars of Benjamin’s crimes at the time and still didn’t 10 years later when he hired him to film concerts and rehearsals with the YPO or a class he taught at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, a preparatory school affiliated with NEC. He also did not tell his superiors what he did know about Benjamin, which is that the videographer had been jailed for sex crimes involving minors.

Benjamin underwent a rigorous rehabilitation program, according to his attorney, and has faced no new charges of a sexual nature since his release from prison in the late 1990s. He has not been accused of any misconduct at NEC, but Zander now concedes that it was irresponsible for him to put a Level II sex offender in the same room with the teens the conductor worked with at NEC and Walnut Hill.

NEC learned of Benjamin’s past just before Christmas, tipped off by a parent. On Jan 12, after weeks of investigation and consultation with the school’s board and attorneys, Woodcock called Zander into his office and told him he would need to resign or be fired. In the short meeting, Zander did not resign – or apologize. “I was staggered,’’ said Woodcock. “It didn’t show any culpability. It reinforced the notion of no judgment whatsoever. If somebody is demonstrating no judgment, how can they be responsible for children?

Zander’s firing also has raised questions about NEC’s approach. Why wasn’t he suspended so the school could take more time investigating his role? Did the climate surrounding the Pennsylvania State University scandal, in which legendary football coach Joe Paterno was dismissed after revelations of child sex abuse by a former assistant, drive NEC’s actions?

“What Ben did was obviously a failure of judgment, but I would think in the interest of the school they would have tried hard to define his role and see if anything was salvageable,’’ said composer John Harbison, a friend of Zander’s who believes he should not have been fired. “They’ve not opened any channel to any possible reconciliation.’’

The conductor now says he was extremely naive. He had no idea that his job was at risk at any point, not when NEC first asked him about Benjamin in December, nor when the school phoned him in London during a recording session a few weeks later to ask more questions.

Benjamin’s NEC work, in fact, stretched far beyond Zander. In the school’s video library, there is a rack of almost two dozen DVDs commissioned by the school’s Opera Department. Two of the videos predate Zander’s hiring of Benjamin and one, a 2002 production of “Hansel and Gretel,’’ features two dozen middle-school students who performed as part of a children’s chorus.

At no time did NEC ever do a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check on Benjamin, now standard practice for schools. It was a failure on NEC’s part, Woodcock said, and an important lesson. “It’s like air travel before 9/11 and air travel after 9/11,’’ he said. “We are in a new world as an organization. I think I need to know absolutely who is under the roof of NEC at any given moment. So I accept responsibility for that.’’

Though NEC had a committee investigate Benjamin’s work, Woodcock was unaware, when asked last week, of the 2002 opera videos. A day later, he said a faculty member, whom he declined to name, hired Benjamin without knowledge of his sexual crimes. The charges against the videographer included his having secretly videotaped himself having sex with three male teens, one of whom he abused for two years starting when the boy was 13.

“If I come to learn otherwise, I will take appropriate action,’’ said Woodcock.

Zander finds it hard to believe that others didn’t know of Benjamin’s past. Whether filming for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, American Repertory Theater, or Boston Ballet, Benjamin was well known in Boston’s cultural community. He was particularly close with the late Sarah Caldwell, the legendary head of Opera Company of Boston. In fact, Caldwell not only attended his 1994 sentencing hearing, she sobbed in court when he was led away, Benjamin confirmed through his attorney, John Swomley. “If [Woodcock] had just stepped back, if he had acted judiciously and said, ‘Let’s look at this. Let’s see what’s going on here,’ ’’ Zander says. “Peter Benjamin, for better or worse, is part of the fabric of the Boston artistic scene. He’s worked everywhere, and he’s worked so much at the conservatory that when he walks in the door, people don’t even look up. Who knew? Who didn’t know? It didn’t seem to matter.’’

Woodcock says Zander left him little choice. He called the conductor a “powerhouse’’ in an interview last week and said he was familiar with his work before coming to NEC having attended one of his leadership talks and read the book Zander wrote with his wife, Rosamund, “The Art of Possibility.’’ But relations between the two grew strained after Woodcock was hired in 2007. Neither Woodcock nor Zander would say why.

In fact, Zander had already been forced out of YPO. Last summer, NEC announced a “transition’’ plan for the youth orchestra that saw Zander stepping down in 2013, after two more seasons. Publicly, the two presented a unified front, with Zander’s exit to be punctuated by a yearlong celebration, tour and lifelong appointment as music director emeritus. Zander says now he didn’t want to leave but had no choice. Woodcock, in an interview last week, said that the conductor’s prominence did not play into the decision to fire him for the Benjamin case and that Zander should not have received special treatment. “I don’t know about one set of rules for individuals because they’re visiting deity and another code of conduct because they’re like you and I,’’ he said.

The loss of the post, for Zander, was crushing. He says that he has always taken special pride in his work with the youth in the YPO on Saturdays and at Walnut Hill on Mondays. “It’s growth and development for the next generation,’’ he said. “That’s my life’s work.’’

Just last summer, Zander took the YPO on a tour of Eastern Europe. To help foot the bill, Zander says he paid $260,000 out of his own pocket – money raised through speaking fees. Players have been writing Zander since news broke. “You CANNOT leave us! You MUST come back!’’ e-mailed Njeri Grevious, 16, a violinist from Newton.

Kathleen Boyd, first flute in the Boston Philharmonic and a student of the conductor at NEC in the 1970s, said Zander’s firing has sparked considerable anger and fear among the many musicians who studied under him. “Ben should be celebrated for the gifts he has given to all of us,’’ she said. “This is such a wrong ending for his time at NEC.’’ Carol Ehrlich, whose son Harry, 15, plays cello in the YPO, felt NEC should have reprimanded Zander, not fired him. She praised the conductor for the care he takes in mentoring young musicians. “The kids don’t just play music. He encourages them to see music as making up a bigger statement in the world,’’ she said. “Now they feel abandoned and hurt. Through this process, the kids came in last.’’

Not everyone associated with the YPO supports Zander. You do realize that he was basically promoting a level II sex offender this whole time, right?’’ wrote one player on a Facebook thread after another suggested protesting NEC’s move. And a parent of a player said she agreed with the firing. “I think that was the exact correct response,’’ said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous for fear her child would lose opportunities in the music community if she criticized Zander. “He was a huge celebrity, he could be extremely grandiose and he seems to me to be failing in judgment.’’

If there is a bright spot here, says Zander, it is how this crisis has changed him. The first week was spent battling his feelings and avoiding reality. He took refuge from the reporters camped outside by heading to his daughter’s house. He threw on a suit, a tie, and a smile and gave a paid talk at a leadership conference for Boston Scientific as if nothing had happened. He managed to get word of his crisis to Rosamund, who was in Africa climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

His older brother, Michael, a celebrated legal scholar from England, flew in to counsel him. He felt Zander wasn’t taking responsibility for his hiring of Benjamin and should apologize. So did former US Ambassador Swanee Hunt, a close friend and neighbour. “I said, ‘Ben, for you, the first response has to be what my part is, not what they did to me,’ ’’ she told him.

A week after he was fired, Zander began to open up. That, he says, is when the transformation began. First, Rosamund returned home from Africa. The two have been separated since 1984, but they talk every day, live around the block from each other, and collaborated on the book and inspirational philosophy that have made Zander a world-renowned public speaker. She stressed how inappropriate it was to bring a convicted sex offender, whose crimes involved video no less, into a school to film children. Then Michael came down for breakfast one morning with a typed letter explaining two approaches. The first would be to accept that his actions were “grossly negligent.’’ The second would be to continue justifying his behaviour. “The reason I think the first approach will serve you better is that it is cleaner and more honourable,’’ Michael wrote. “Taking the blame on yourself will release you from blaming others. It will release you also from endless agonizing over the question and from wondering and fearing what other people think. . . . You will have stood up and been counted.’’

At that moment, Zander says his perspective shifted. He finally understood what he had done. That is when he sat down to write his apology. Last Thursday night, Zander returned to the Boston Philharmonic for the first time since the scandal. The orchestra, he says, is all he has left.

On this night, with the more than 80 some players gathered at the Somerville Armory for a rehearsal, Zander gave a short speech. He repeated his apology and spoke of how much he regretted bringing Benjamin into NEC. He then assured the players that the Boston Philharmonic was a separate entity. “It’s been very tough, the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with in my life,’’ he said. “But I’ve grown enormously.’’ With that, the conductor raised his arms and signalled the start to Richard Strauss’s “Ein Heldenleben.’’ It was a typically energetic performance. He shook his arms until his glasses slipped down his nose, stomped his right leg and sang along with the music as he offered instruction.

During the first break, Zander hugged principal horn player Whitacre Hill. “A big relief that this is still here,’’ said Hill, a veteran of the recently defunct Opera Boston.

Zander talked of the Boston Philharmonic board’s support during the crisis. Then he wiped the sweat from his forehead and smiled. “You can’t lie with your body, and you can’t lie with your eyes,’’ he said. “It’s great to be back.’’

In 2012 I left north Wales after being threatened by a policeman with a gun. Tony Francis was found dead in the same year.

Benjamin Zander’s brother Luke was a GP with a senior academic position at the most elite medical school in London and in 1985-86 gave his full support to Wendy Savage who was facilitating an international trafficking ring along with Zander, Geoffrey Chamberlain and others. Because I refused to withdraw my complaints about their partners in crime in north Wales I had my career wrecked and my friend was murdered in April 1986. The acknowledgements in Wendy’s book state ‘I would like particularly to thank Luke Zander and Ron Taylor whose understanding of the principles of justice and own personal integrity have been an example to all doctors…’

The Chairman of the GMC at the time of this farce, who refused to investigate my complaints about Gwynne and then Dafydd and Tony Francis, was Lord John Walton, a personal friend of Gwynne and Dafydd and the Top Doc who was the Top Dog in the branch of the same trafficking ring that operated in the North East of England. 

Luke Zander’s sister Angelica is an art historian based in the US:

Angelica Zander Rudenstine, German, American freelance curator and art historian. Guggenheim fellow, 1983-1984. Trustee American Academy in Rome, 1980-1991. Member College Art Association, International Council Museums (Committee for Museum Modern Art). Member, Board of Trustees at The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Now then. Meet Angelica’s husband.

Neil Rudenstine
26th President of Harvard University
In office
1991–2001
Preceded by Derek C. Bok
Succeeded by Lawrence Summers
Personal details
Born
Neil Leon Rudenstine

(1935-01-21) January 21, 1935 (age 84)
Danbury, Connecticut

Nationality American
Spouse(s) Angelica Zander
Children 3 children
Academic background
Alma mater
Thesis Sir Philip Sidney: The styles of love (1964)
Doctoral advisor Douglas Bush
Academic work
Discipline English and American Literature
Sub-discipline Renaissance literature
Institutions

Neil Leon Rudenstine (born January 21, 1935) served as President of Harvard University, 1991-2001.

Brenda with two high profile Harvard graduates:

Rudenstine was born in Danbury, Connecticut, the son of Mae (née Esperito) and Harry Rudenstine, a prison guard. His father was a Ukrainian Jew who emigrated from Kiev; his mother, a Roman Catholic and the daughter of immigrants from Campobasso, Italy.

Neil Rudenstine is an Episcopalian. He attended the Wooster School in Danbury on a scholarship and was selected to participate in Camp Rising Sun, the Louis August Jonas Foundation’s international summer scholarship program. 

Rudenstine studied the humanities at Princeton University (A.B., 1956) and participated in Army R.O.T.C. After serving in the U.S. Army as an artillery officer, he attended New College, Oxford, on a Rhodes Scholarship and earned an M.A. In 1964, Rudenstine received a Ph.D. in English literature from Harvard; his dissertation, entitled Sir Philip Sidney: The Styles of Love and directed by Douglas Bush, treated Sidney’s poetic development.

Most of Rudenstine’s career has been dedicated to educational administration. Rudenstine taught at Harvard, 1964-68 as an instructor and then an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and American Literature and Language.

From 1968 to 1988, Rudenstine was a faculty member and senior administrator at Princeton University. A scholar of Renaissance literature, he was an Associate Professor and then a full Professor of English. He also held a series of administrative posts at Princeton:

  • Dean of students (1968–72)
  • Dean of the college (1972–77)
  • Provost (1977–88)

After Rudenstine’s time at Princeton University, he served as Executive Vice-President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 1988 to 1991.

Rudenstine’s then went on to serve as President of Harvard from 1991 to 2001. At Harvard he gained a reputation as an effective fundraiser, overseeing a period of highly successful growth of Harvard’s endowment.

Rudenstine was known as a very mild-mannered president, supporting the arts and humanities and generally avoiding internal controversy, usually taking a hands-off approach to leading the university. He is also known for his initially hostile response to the Harvard Living Wage Campaign of 1998–2001, an initiative that drew the active support of thousands of students, faculty, and alumni, including the late Senator Ted Kennedy. In November 1994, citing exhaustion, Rudenstine took a three-month leave of absence, during which provost Albert Carnesale served as acting President.

In Nov 1994 Dafydd obtained his injunction from Liverpool High Court against F and I on the basis that I was an immediate threat to Dafydd’s life; extensive perjury took place on the part of Dafydd. The North Wales Police, the MDU and Hempsons all knew that Dafydd perjured himself. There was only one genuine allegation made by Dafydd in his affidavit and that was that some months previously F had blown a raspberry (or in Dafydd’s parlance ‘impersonated the sound of a flatus’) down the phone at Dafydd.

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No questions were asked and I – rather than the Phantom Raspberry Blower – was deemed to present such a danger to Dafydd’s life that an ex-parte injunction was issued.

I’ll tell readers a secret. The injunction was read by the police, the bailiffs and other Hergest patients who just pissed themselves laughing at the contents. F and I thought it so ridiculous that a few days later after Gwynedd Community Health Council told me that no, they would not be taking action re a serious breach of confidence by Dafydd and no, they would not respond to yet another letter from Brown confirming that in the summer of 1987 Brown heard Dafydd telling me that if I dropped my complaint about him, he would get me a place at Liverpool Medical School, F said ‘I’ve had enough of this, I’m going to ring that bastard up’. So F did, in the guise of yet another mad upper class Top Doc (Dafydd knew so many of them that he always had difficulty deciding whether it was a genuine call or F). Once Dafydd realised that it was F, he snapped down the phone ‘Then I suggest that you read the injunction served on you by Liverpool High Court’. At which point F responded in the manner of a baffled upper class Top Doc who decided that Dr Jones had obviously gone completely mad.

No we weren’t arrested, we didn’t even receive a visit from the police, I presume because so many people had read the contents of that injunction and were saying ‘Do you know, Liverpool High Court actually gave him an injunction because F blew a raspberry down the phone at him..’ And of course they also knew that extensive perjury had been committed in Liverpool High Court with the knowledge of the MDU, Hempsons and the North Wales Police. What Dafydd and the Gang did do throughout 1995 was try and raise yet another Case For Me To Be Sent To Broadmoor and hopefully lobotomised.

A raspberry down the phone – from someone other than me – was the only concrete evidence that they had.

Well, MDU, Hempsons and MDU barrister Sir Robert Francis QC? Any comments? 

The Presiding Judge of the Northern Circuit in Nov 1994 was Sir John Kay. In Feb 1990, Sir John Kay sitting at Leeds High Court issued an injunction against me at the request of Gwynedd County Council on the basis of the perjury of two Gwynedd social workers, Jackie Brandt and Keith Fearns. I had never met Keith Fearns and had met Brandt at most three times. Fearns and Brandt maintained that I was a threat to the lives of all of the staff of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team.

John  Kay issued an ex-parte injunction that prevented me from even writing to any member of staff of Gwynedd Social Services. The reason that I had been writing to them was that Brandt had unlawfully detained me in Sept 1986 and during that time I was forced into a room alone with Dafydd who Talked Sex and when I challenged him told me to get out of north Wales and if I ever came back he’d have me arrested. No-one would answer my letters or phone calls about this matter; I was insulted, sneered at and the phone would be hung up on me. So that is why I had visited Brandt myself a grand total of two or three times to ask ‘WHAT do you think that you are doing?’

By Feb 1990, I had been detained unlawfully again of course. The Mental Health Act Commission  admitted that Brandt, Dafydd et al had broken the law but no, no action was taken against anyone, except of course me.

Documentation now in my possession demonstrates that Lucille Hughes and Ron Evans, the bent lawyer employed by Gwynedd County Council, were micromanaging the whole discourse re my Dangerousness and were giving detailed instructions to Fearns and Brandt re what to say to the police, in statements etc. I also have copies of sarky handwritten notes written by Brandt’s colleagues who were in fear of their lives that were made after I had tried to get answers on the phone saying things like ‘So she’s going to come to the office!! WOW we’re SO SCARED!!!’

They were a gang of violent, lying people traffickers who were not in any way physically afraid of me or any other Dangerous Nutter. 

After Fearns perjured himself in Feb 1990, he was appointed Leader of the Arfon CMHT. Sir John Kay did far better than that. In 2000, the year that the Waterhouse Report was published, Sir John Kay became a Lord Justice of Appeal.

Sir John Kay specialised in criminal cases but was known as much for his Rugger as he was for his legal career. Kay’s son Ben played as a second-row forward in the England rugby team that won the World Cup in Australia in 2003. Kay was formerly a keen rugby player himself and later an avid follower of the game. He had been President of Waterloo Rugby Football Club and ran the club’s junior sides at the time that his son was coming through. He and Lady Kay travelled to Australia to watch all of England’s games from the quarter-final stage through to the final.

John William Kay was born and grew up at Blundellsands on the outskirts of Liverpool, where his father imported timber. John was educated at Denstone and at Christ’s, Cambridge. He read for the Bar while teaching at a prep school in Hertfordshire and was called by Gray’s Inn in 1968. He was subsequently a Tutor in Law at Liverpool University for a year while starting out as a general common law barrister on the Northern Circuit, based at Chambers in Liverpool.

Mervyn Phillips the CEO of Clwyd County Council was a law graduate from Liverpool University (see ‘Ain’t Nothing Clean, Not Even the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists’). Other members of the Gang also graduated from Liverpool – and not just the Top Docs. Lucille Hughes undertook her social work qualification at Liverpool and her henchman of a Deputy Director in Gwynedd Social Services, Glanville Owen, was a graduate of Liverpool. See ‘I Know Nuzzing…’

Kay was appointed a Recorder in 1982, took Silk in 1984 and was approved to sit as a deputy High Court judge in 1989. He was appointed to the High Court bench in 1992, assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division, and was Presiding Judge on the Northern Circuit, 1994-97 before being promoted to the Court of Appeal in 2000.

In December 2002, Kay sat with Mr Justice Wright and Mr Justice Henriques at the appeal of Jeremy Bamber, who had been convicted in 1986 of murdering five members of his adoptive family at their farmhouse in Essex. See post ‘Family Annihilation’. Bamber argued there were 15 grounds for appealing against his conviction, including new scientific evidence. But Kay and his fellow judges threw out each of these in a 522-point judgment. “We do not doubt the safety of the verdicts,” they said, “and we have recorded in our judgment the fact that the more we examined the detail of the case the more likely we thought it to be that the jury were right.”

In Feb 1990, Kay did not doubt the word of a bunch of lying, perjuring criminal gangsters who were facilitating sexual assaults on children as well as others and someone on his Circuit – I haven’t yet published the name of the Cocklecarrot who issued the injunction in Nov 1994, that’s a Surprise For Later – didn’t doubt the same word of the same Gang… 

Kay was at various times Chairman of the Criminal Committee of the Judicial Studies Board, the National Criminal Justice Board, the Criminal Justice Council and the Criminal Justice Consultative Council.

Kay died at only 60, in July 2004, when I was mid-way through my PhD and Brown and I had appeared in the academic and lay press discussing the mental health services. Kay’s Torygraph obituary stated that ‘in private, John Kay was kind and approachable, always ready with advice, and a loving family man.’

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Besides rugby, Kay enjoyed horse racing and genealogy. If he liked Tracing Histories, Kay would also have known that F was fitted up for arson and Class A drugs offences in 1986 after he refused to keep quiet about the boys in Ty Newydd children’s home in Bangor being abused and mistreated by Gwynedd social workers. After witnessing a possible murder of an inmate in the Risley ‘hospital wing’, F was transferred to Denbigh, where he was illegally detained by Dafydd for a year. By the time that F was released, Wendy’s colleague Ollie Brooke had either been released on appeal by Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane or was about to be.

In 1987, the year of Ollie’s Release, Prof Mark Williams discovered the Miracle Of Mindfulness when he was working with Dafydd and the Gang in Bangor.

In July 1987, shortly after Ollie found himself a free man once more, Tuppence Archer (originally from Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset) won £500k libel damages from the Daily Star after Justice Caulfield raved about the Fragrant Mary. Tuppence perjured himself at the trial but didn’t go to jail for this until 2001. Monica Coghlan, the prostitute with whom Tuppence and the Fragrant Mary maintained that Tuppence had never had sex and who was insulted roundly in Court in 1987 died after a car accident some four weeks before she was due to give evidence at Tuppence’s trial for perjury. Fragrant Mary also perjured herself in 1987 but not a word was said about that. Tuppence and Fragrant Mary have numerous connections with Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang. See ‘Tuppence and His Fragrant Wife’.

John Kay is survived by his wife, Jeffa (née Connell), whom he married in 1966, and by their son and two daughters. Kay’s daughter Dame Amanda Yip styled The Hon. Mrs Justice Yip, is a judge of the High Court of England and Wales. Yip was educated at the Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, of which Tom King is also a graduate. Yip was called to the bar by Gray’s Inn  in 1991, the year in which that other member of Gray’s Inn St Helena held a test case re Abused Wimmin in the neighbouring court to me at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, where I was appearing after the Drs Francis had once more demanded my imprisonment on the basis of yet more perjury, with the knowledge of Hempsons and the MDU. Like her father, Amanda Yip  practised at Exchange Chambers in Liverpool, specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence work. That’ll be a bit more for the MDU to get their teeth into then.

Amanda was appointed a Recorder in 2009, Queen’s Counsel in 2011 and a deputy High Court judge in 2013, the year after Tony Francis was found hanging dead, the year before Anna, the daughter of St Helena’s Gray’s Inn colleague Michael Mansfield was er found hanging dead. 

Yip was appointed a Justice of the High Court in 2017, a few months after I began this blog. 

Jeremy Bamber is hoping to mount another appeal and John Kay was also involved in the case of Sion Jenkins, the teacher who was accused of the murder of his foster daughter Billie-Jo, another possible miscarriage of justice. I have no idea if Jeremy and Sion are guilty or not, but John Kay knowingly colluded with serious criminals. No judgement of his can be considered sound.

Rudenstine currently serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for ARTstor, as well as teaching a yearly freshman seminar in 20th-century poetry at Harvard University.

  • Pointing Our Thoughts: Reflections on Harvard and Higher Education, 1991–2001 (2001)
  • The House of Barnes: The Man, the Collection, the Controversy (2012)
  • Ideas of Order: A Close Reading of Shakespeare’s Sonnets (2014)

Rudenstine is an honorary Fellow of New College, Oxford, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge University,  as well as Provost Emeritus of Princeton University. In 1998, as President of Harvard, Rudenstine was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Oxford, in a ceremony in which the President of Yale University, Richard Levin, was also honoured.

Rudenstine is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a former director of the American Council on Education, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Philosophical Society, and the Committee for Economic Development.

Earlier, Rudenstine was a member of various advisory groups, including the National Commission on Preservation and Access and the Council on Library Resources. Rudenstine has also served as a Trustee of the College Entrance Examination Board and of the Wooster School in Danbury, Connecticut, of which he is a graduate. He is currently on the Board of the New York Public Library, the Goldman Sachs Foundation, the Barnes Foundation, as well as many others both in the United States and in Europe.

Rudenstine is married to Angelica Zander, an art historian. They have three children: Antonia, Sonya, and Nick; and 4 grandchildren: Luca, Willa, Ines, and Aurelia.

From ‘Harvard Gazette’:

Neil L. Rudenstine (1935-) served as Harvard’s president from 1991-2001. Neil L. RudenstineRudenstine, a scholar of Renaissance literature, received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1964. After serving as a faculty member at Harvard for four years, he joined the faculty at Princeton, where he had earned his undergraduate degree.

At Princeton, Rudenstine held a number of posts in academic administration, including dean of students, dean of the college, and provost.

Rudenstine then served as executive Vice President of the Mellon Foundation for four years before being chosen for the Harvard presidency in 1991.

At Harvard, as part of an overall effort to achieve greater coordination among the University’s schools and faculties, Rudenstine set in motion an intensive process of University-wide academic planning intended to identify some of Harvard’s main intellectual and programmatic priorities.

In 1999, he announced the launch of a major new venture in interdisciplinary learning, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, created through the merger of Radcliffe College with Harvard.

During his tenure Rudenstine worked to sustain and build federal support for university-based research. Under his leadership, Harvard’s federally sponsored research grew to $320 million in 2000, up from $200 million in 1991.

Rudenstine also stressed the University’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, the importance of keeping Harvard’s doors open to students from across the economic spectrum, the task of adapting the research university to an era of rapid information growth, and the challenge of living together in a diverse community committed to freedom of expression.

Rudenstine led Harvard’s first University-wide funding campaign in modern times and what was then the largest higher education campaign in history. The efforts surpassed the goal of $2.1 billion to raise more than $2.6 billion from about 175,000 alumni and friends of Harvard.

That success allowed the University to take meaningful steps toward its goals, such as increasing both undergraduate and graduate student financial aid, embarking on new construction projects to provide cutting-edge facilities for study and research, and endowing new chairs and professorships to ensure that Harvard would continue to attract top faculty.

Since stepping down from the presidency, Rudenstine has been involved in a digital arts venture, ArtSTOR, and taught courses at Princeton.

Rudenstine is married to art historian Angelica Zander Rudenstine.

The Neil L. and Angelica Zander Rudenstine Gallery at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research is the only exhibition space at Harvard devoted to works by and about people of African descent.

17 May 2001, Harvard Gazette carried the first article of two re Neil Rudenstine’s Journey: Becoming

At the age of 14, Neil Rudenstine set out on an epic journey. Physically, the distance was only a few miles, but in personal terms it was like traveling to another world. He had attended local public schools through the eighth grade. Now he was about to enter the Wooster School, a private, college-preparatory institution. Although it was located in Danbury, Conn., his hometown, he would live at the school rather than at home. It was not a turn of events that anyone in the Rudenstine family had anticipated.

“We really didn’t know what a boarding school was,” Rudenstine said, “and we certainly had never heard about Wooster. It was also incredibly expensive. It would have cost practically my father’s whole salary to go to the Wooster School for one year.” Rudenstine was able to attend the school because he had won a full scholarship, a distinction that created its own set of burdens.

“Academically, I wasn’t at all sure I would survive because it was a very selective school, and it was totally different from anything I’d ever been in before. And because I was going on a full scholarship, I felt that … no one had actually told me this – but I felt that I certainly had to do well.”

Rudenstine was not only the first person in his family to go to boarding school; he was the first person in his immediate family to finish high school, period. In that sense, he was a social and educational pioneer, an exciting position to be in, but a scary one as well. It meant that, in some areas at least, he could no longer turn to his parents for guidance or advice.

“I think that must be an experience for many people who are the first ones in their family to go to private school or college, because it’s a world that hasn’t been penetrated. It wasn’t as if you could turn to your father and say, ‘How was it?’ and he would say, ‘It’s nothing to worry about.’”

While Rudenstine’s parents were unable to give him the inside scoop on the prep school experience, they were a major influence on his getting into one in the first place. His father, Harry Rudenstine, never went further than the eighth grade, but he was a voracious reader who instilled dreams of educational attainment in his children. A first-generation American, the son of Jewish immigrants from Kiev, he joined the Army Corps of Engineers as a young man, learning trigonometry and other skills on the job.

It was while he was stationed in Ossining, N.Y., that he met his wife, Mae, an Italian Catholic whose family had emigrated from Campobasso, a town just east of Naples. As a member of the Corps, Harry traveled extensively, but after he and Mae were married, a more settled lifestyle seemed in order, so he got a job as a guard in the federal prison system. More moves followed, but mostly within the Northeast. The last assignment brought the family to Danbury, where a new federal prison had just been built.

“My father was very thoughtful, very interested in education; read tremendously, especially history and biography. I think if he had gone to college, he would have had an extraordinary career, and he made up for it by reading on his own and by being very powerfully concerned that his children should be well educated.”

Rudenstine did do well at the Wooster School, well enough to be admitted to Princeton, again on a scholarship. But Wooster was far more than a stepping stone to the Ivy League. Founded in 1926, the school, at the time Rudenstine arrived, had only 90 students who convened as a group several times daily – for meals, chapel, evening study hall, and athletics. Rudenstine later was to describe it as almost a one-room schoolhouse. But what the school lacked in size, it made up for in the quality of its faculty, particularly its headmaster, John Verdery.

In 1954, responding to the Supreme Court decision Brown vs. The Board of Education, Verdery decided to integrate the school, although, as a private school it was not legally bound by the court’s verdict.

“It had a real effect on me to see him decide to integrate this little boarding school when nobody was pushing him to do so,” said Rudenstine, who graduated in 1952, but continued to keep in close touch with the school. “In fact, a lot of people didn’t think he ought to do it, but he just felt it was the right thing to do.”

Rudenstine describes his experience at Princeton as “wonderful,” although his four years there did not give him a specific career direction. He chose an interdisciplinary major called Special Program in the Humanities and wrote a senior thesis on the poetry and criticism of Keats, Arnold, and Eliot. He also took history courses and thought about becoming a lawyer, but winning a Rhodes Scholarship meant that he could defer his final decision for another two years.

For a young man who had never been out of the United States, New College, Oxford, was a revelation. Rudenstine sailed to England with several dozen other Rhodes and Marshall scholars, an interlude that allowed the group to get to know one another and form friendships.

A mere 11 years after the end of World War II, England was still recovering from the damage inflicted by German bombing, but at the same time there was an exciting sense of rebirth. Rudenstine benefited from the presence of such distinguished professors as Isaiah Berlin, George Kennan, and W.H. Auden. He also took full advantage of the opportunity to see Europe.

“In those days, the dollar was very strong and Europe was very inexpensive, so a student with very little money could still travel. I would zoom off with two and three friends to one vacation in Scotland, more than one in France, more than one in Italy, one in Salzburg, and so on. You could live in youth hostels or inexpensive hotels and eat modestly on a few dollars a day.”

Rudenstine started out studying modern history, then switched to literature, necessitating his staying an extra year to complete his studies. It was during this time that a friend invited him to tea and introduced him to a young student named Angelica Zander.

The daughter of a Dutch mother and a German-Jewish father who had left Berlin in 1937 and settled in London, Zander was working on a bachelor’s degree in modern languages and literature at the time. The relationship evolved gradually, but by the end of Rudenstine’s third year at Oxford the couple were well along the way to being a couple for life.

They were not alone. Three friends – Americans who had sailed to England with Rudenstine and studied with him at New College – also married English women. The four couples remain friends to this day.

Rudenstine made another important decision at this time. He finally gave up all thought of a law career, deciding instead to go to graduate school in English literature. He applied to Harvard and was accepted, arriving here in September 1960, after six months spent fulfilling his ROTC obligations as an artillery lieutenant at Fort Sill, Oklahoma…

 

Another Expert Witness called by Wendy Savage to testify as to her Clinical Competence while she Cared For those Wimmin was named in Wendy’s book as Peter Dunn, then Reader in Child Health, Bristol University. I recognised Peter when I saw his photo, he’s the man who’s photos taken at an Important Medical Conference with his friends Wendy and Geoffrey Chamberlain litter the internet. I’ve used them in previous posts; I wondered who he was because I didn’t recognise him.

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Having a cup of char with Wendy between Important Lectures where We Doctors Share Our Expertise:

Catching up with ‘Bodger’ Chamberlain amidst a hectic schedule:

Peter MacNaughton Dunn, FRCP, FRCOG, FRCPCH (born 1929) is the paediatrician most notable for introducing into the UK the Gregory box in 1971, that provides continuous positive airway pressure in the treatment of infant respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn and conducting research into hip dysplasia and foetal adaptation to extrauterine life. Dunn was also notable for being known for founding the charidee the British Association of Perinatal Medicine.

Dunn was educated at Marlborough College before matriculating at St John’s College University of Cambridge to study medicine, attaining a degree in 1953. Dunn was very probably at Marlborough College with Prof David Donnison; if they didn’t know each other from Marlborough, they probably met through some other way, Donnison and his wife Kay Carmichael being key members of the Richard Crossman-LSE-Top Docs and social workers network that facilitated Gwynne and Dafydd’s wider network. I have provided extensive details re Donnison and Kay Carmichael in previous posts (they had fingers in numerous pies, even well after retirement because they became Community Activists then), but here’s a brief resume.

David Vernon Donnison (19 January 1926-28 April 2018) was Professor of Social Administration at the LSE 1961-69, Lord Piercy 1945.jpgand Professor of Town and Regional Planning (1980–91) and Honorary Research Fellow (from 1991) at the University of Glasgow.

Donnison was born in colonial Burma; his father, Frank Siegfried Vernon Donnison, CBE, was a colonial administrator in the Indian Civil Service. His mother was Ruth Seruya MBE, JP, granddaughter of Simeon Singer. David was educated at boarding schools, finally at Marlborough College, 1940-43. Donnison served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, before going up to Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1947 to read PPE.

In 1950, Donnison was appointed as a lecturer at the University of Manchester, where he worked under W. J. M. Mackenzie. Manchester University’s School of Medicine was solidly behind Gwynne and Dafydd, but other academics at Manchester University, including Mackenzie’s colleagues, were also part of the network, including some who were personal friends of Sir Clough and Bertrand Russell (see post ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’).

Isobel Emmett, a social anthropologist at Manchester University, married a man from Croesor who was friends with the Welsh speaking psychiatric social worker who was appointed in the late 1960s to safeguard Welsh language rights. The effect of the Welsh speaking social worker was to make it even easier for Gwynne and Dafydd to bang people up and lobotomise them because the Welsh speaking assessment box had then been ticked. Dafydd was a Welsh language activist himself… See post ‘Theatre Of The Absurd’.

Prof Eric Sunderland, one of Lord John Walton’s mates from Durham University who was headhunted by UCNW to become Principal in 1984 after Brown and I refused to shut up about Gwynne, was a social anthropologist who knew the anthropology crowd at Manchester University.

Eric replaced Sir Charles Evans as Principal of UCNW, Evans the 1953 Everest Hero who worked as a neurosurgeon and then general surgeon in Liverpool before he was appointed Principal of UCNW in 1958. Evans was a pal of Gwynne and Dafydd.

From 1946 to 1982, the President of UCNW was Lord Kenyon. Lord Kenyon was succeeded by William Mars-Jones, who was succeeded in 1995 by the Windbags’ friend and Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79, Lord Cledwyn. Who was er mates with Gwynne, Dafydd, Lucille etc.

David Donnison remained at Manchester until 1953, when he took up a lecturing post at the University of Toronto. Returning to England two years later, he joined the LSE as a reader (and thus Richard Titmuss‘s deputy as Chair of Social Administration); in 1961, Donnison succeeded Titmuss to the Chair. Donnison was in the thick of Richard Crossman’s LSE crowd who acted as advisers to the post-war Labour Gov’ts, notably Titmuss, Brian Abel-Smith, Peter Townsend, Roy Parker, John Grieve and Tony Lynes“. They believed that they had a “profound commitment to eradicating poverty of income and opportunity’. Sadly they did indeed have ‘a deep and lasting influence on the development and growth of Britain’s welfare state.” They ran the welfare state for themselves and did very nicely out of it. They all knew about Gwynne, Dafydd, John Walton et al and crushed anyone who dared challenge them. Some of that crowd took advantage of the services provided by Gwynne and Dafydd themselves, as did their friends. 

Richard Titmuss married a social worker Kathleen aka Kay and their daughter is Ann Rosamund Oakley (née Titmuss; born 17 January 1944), the feminist sociologist. Oakley is Professor and Founder-Director of the Social Science Research Unit at the UCL Institute of Education. Oakley is discussed in previous posts, but the Feminist Champ who is the daughter of Richard Titmuss, Umbrella for Gwynne and Dafydd, is such a laugh that I’ll briefly revisit Ann’s Life and Works here.

Ann Oakley was born in London in 1944. She was educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls and Somerville College, Oxford University, Lord Piercy 1945.jpg
graduating in 1965, having married fellow future academic Robin Oakley the previous year.

In the next few years Oakley wrote scripts for children’s television and wrote numerous short stories. Returning to formal education at Bedford College, University of London, Oakley gained a PhD in 1969; Oakley’s PhD was a study of women’s attitudes to housework, from which several of her early books were derived. Bertrand Russell’s son Conrad, Earl Russell, worked at Bedford College for years. Conrad was a friend of and co-authored with Lady Antonia Fraser, who was married to first Sir Hugh Fraser, the Tory MP and then to Swearing Harold Pinter. Lady Antonia was the daughter of Lord Longford aka Frank Pakenham, who’s sister married Top Doc John Harman, Harriet’s dad. The extended Pakenham clan colluded with and concealed the criminality of Gwynne, Dafydd, Lord John Walton, the London Hospital crowd and their entire network. See ‘Comedies of Menace’. Oxford Blood By Lady Antonia Fraser

Bedford College is proud of having pioneered medical sociology, but the variety of medical sociology pioneered by Bedford was a disgrace to sociology. The entire stable of medical sociologists at Bedford were lapdogs to Gwynne, Dafydd and the Top Doctors. The most high profile Bedford College medical sociologist was Prof George Brown, who as a younger researcher had worked with Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Kenneth Rawnsley when Rawnsley was one of the Manchester Top Docs protecting the Gang. In 1964 Rawnsley relocated to Cardiff as the academic psychiatrist overseeing Training and Standards in psychiatry across the whole of Wales.12 Folded Armsx633 0 Professor George Brown became a leading medical sociologist… See eg. ‘Sex, Lies and No Democracy’.

Much of Ann Oakley’s research focused on medical sociology and women’s health.

In 1985 Oakley moved to work at the Institute of Education in London where she set up the Social Science Research Unit (SSRU). It was all happening in 1985 wasn’t it Ann?12 Folded Armsx633 0 

It was in the summer of 1985 that Samuel Brittan, brother of Home Secretary Leon, enlisted the help of Michael Grade after Samuel demanded my friend’s head on a plate after she refused to work a fiddle for Samuel in her capacity as box office manager at the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Esther established ChildLine Oxford Blood By Lady Antonia Fraserat the suggestion of Michael Grade shortly after the exchange of letters between Samuel Brittan and Michael Grade, re Samuel’s outrage at my friend’s refusal to pull a fast one for Brittan’s benefit and Grade’s reply to Samuel stressing how Shocked he was at my friend’s ‘rudeness’ and that Grade would Fix It For Samuel…

Ann Oakley has written numerous academic works, many focusing on the lives and roles of women in society as well as several best-selling novels, of which the best-known is probably The Men’s Room, which was adapted by Laura Lamson for BBC TV in 1991, which starred Harriet Walter and Bill Nighy.

In April 1991, another Wimmin’s Champ was busy in my vicinity when the Gang that was for years protected by Ann’s dad and his mates tried to have me imprisoned, yet again. 

St Helena:

Sir William Mars-Jones:

Ann Oakley is a mother and grandmother. The Titmuss line continues…

  • Oakley, Ann (editor); Ashton, John (editor); Titmuss, Richard (author) (1997) [1972]. The gift relationship: from human blood to social policy.12 Folded Armsx633 0 London: LSE Books. ISBN 9780753012017.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Oakley, Ann (1993) [1972]. Sex, gender and society.Oxford Blood By Lady Antonia Fraser Aldershot: Arena, published in association with New Society. ISBN 9781857421712.
  • Oakley, Ann (1990) [1974]. Housewife (2nd ed.). London: Penguin. ISBN 9780140135237.
  • Oakley, Ann (1985) [1974]. The sociology of housework. Oxford, New York: Basil Blackwell. ISBN 9780631139249. (also translated into German, Dutch and Japanese).
  • Oakley, Ann (1976). Woman’s work: the housewife, past and present. New York: Vintage Books. ISBN 9780394719603. (Re-titled version of Housewife – 1974)
  • Oakley, Ann; Mitchell, Juliet (1976). The rights and wrongs of women. Harmondsworth New York: Penguin. ISBN 9780140216165.
  • Oakley, Ann (1980). Becoming a mother. New York: Schocken Books. ISBN 9780805237351.
Reprinted as: Oakley, Ann (1981). From here to maternity: becoming a mother. Harmondsworth: Penguin. ISBN 9780140222562.
  • Oakley, Ann (1980). Women confined: towards a sociology of childbirth. Oxford England: M. Robertson. ISBN 9780855202118.
  • Oakley, Ann (1982). Subject women. London: Fontana. ISBN 9780006860594.
  • Oakley, Ann (1984). The captured womb: a history of the medical care of pregnant women. Oxford; New York City: Basil Blackwell. ISBN 9780631149712.
  • Oakley, Ann (1985). Taking it like a woman. London: Flamingo. ISBN 9780006545118.
  • Oakley, Ann; Mitchell, Juliet (1986). What is feminism?. Oxford Blood By Lady Antonia FraserOxford, UK: Basil Blackwell. ISBN 9780631148432.
  • Oakley, Ann; Houd, Susanne (1990). Helpers in childbirth: midwifery today. New York: Hemisphere Pub. Corp. ISBN 9781560320364.
  • Oakley, Ann (1992). Social support and motherhood: the natural history of a research project. Oxford UK Cambridge, United States: Blackwell. ISBN 9780631182740.
  • Oakley, Ann (1993). Essays on women, medicine and health. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748604500.
  • Oakley, Ann; Williams, A. Susan (1994). The politics of the welfare state. 12 Folded Armsx633 0London: UCL Press. ISBN 9781857282061.
  • Oakley, Ann (1996), “Sexuality”,12 Folded Armsx633 0 in Jackson, Stevi; Scott, Sue (eds.), Feminism and sexuality: Oxford Blood By Lady Antonia Frasera reader, New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 35–39, ISBN 9780231107082.
  • Oakley, Ann (1997). Man and wife: Richard and Kay Titmuss: 12 Folded Armsx633 0my parents’ early years. London: Flamingo. ISBN 9780006550136.
  • Oakley, Ann; Mitchell, Juliet (1997). Who’s afraid of feminism?: seeing through the backlash. New York: New Press Distributed by W.W. Norton. ISBN 9781565843851.
  • Oakley, Ann; Williams, Fiona; Popay, Jennie (1999). Welfare research: a critical review. London: UCL Press. ISBN 9780203979365.
  • Oakley, Ann (2000). Experiments in knowing: gender and method in the social sciences. Cambridge UK: Polity Press. ISBN 9780745622576.
  • Oakley, Ann (editor); Alcock, Peter (editor); Glennerster, Howard (editor); Sinfield, Adrian (editor); Titmuss, Richard (author) (2001). Welfare and wellbeing: Richard Titmuss’s contribution to social policy. 12 Folded Armsx633 0Bristol England: Policy Press. ISBN 9781861342997.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Oakley, Ann (2002). Gender on planet Earth. New York: The New Press Distributed by W.W. Norton & Company. ISBN 9781565847682.
  • Oakley, Ann (editor); Barker, Jonathan (editor); Titmuss, Richard (author) (2004). Private complaints and public health: Richard Titmuss on the National Health Service. 12 Folded Armsx633 0Bristol, UK: Policy Press. ISBN 9781861345608.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Oakley, Ann (2007). Fracture: adventures of a broken body. Bristol: Policy Press. ISBN 9781861349378.
  • Oakley, Ann (2011). A critical woman: Barbara Wootton, social science and public policy in the twentieth century. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781283149068.
  • Oakley, Ann (2014). Father and Daughter: Patriarchy, gender and social science. Bristol, UK: Policy Press. ISBN 9781447318101.

Fiction

  • Oakley, Ann (1986). Telling the truth about Jerusalem: a collection of essays and poems. Oxford, UK; New York City, United States: Basil Blackwell. ISBN 9780631149514.
  • Oakley, Ann (1988). The men’s room. London: Virago. ISBN 9780860688853. (televised)
  • Clay, Rosamund nom de plume (1990). Only angels forget. London: Virago. ISBN 9781853811272.
  • Oakley, Ann (1990). Matilda’s mistake. London: Virago. ISBN 9781853812118.
  • Oakley, Ann (1993). The secret lives of Eleanor Jenkinson. London: Flamingo. ISBN 9780006545507.
  • Oakley, Ann (1993). Scenes originating in the Garden of Eden. London: Harper Collins. ISBN 9780002243032.
  • Oakley, Ann (2012) [1995], “Where the bee sucks”, in Williams, A. Susan; Jones, R. G. (eds.), The Penguin book of erotic stories by women, London: Penguin, pp. 384–397, ISBN 9780241965450
  • Oakley, Ann (1995), “Death in the egg”, in Williams, A. Susan; Jones, Richard Glyn (eds.), The Penguin book of modern fantasy by women, London: Viking, pp. 525–532, ISBN 9780670859078
  • Oakley, Ann (1996). A proper holiday. London: Flamingo. ISBN 9780006550143.
  • Oakley, Ann (2000). Overheads. London: Flamingo. ISBN 9780006512189.

Journal articles

  • Oakley, Ann (March–April 1998). “Science, gender, and women’s liberation: Oxford Blood By Lady Antonia Fraseran argument against postmodernism”. Women’s Studies International Forum. 21 (2): 133–146. doi:10.1016/S0277-5395(98)00005-3.
  • Oakley, Ann (1 November 1998). “Gender, Methodology and People’s Ways of Knowing: Some Problems with Feminism and the Paradigm Debate in Social Science”. Sociology. 32 (4): 707–731.

At the LSE, Donnison focused on housing and planning; he received substantial funding from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to study the social effects of the Rent Act 1957, served on Milner Holland‘s Royal Commission on Housing in Greater London from 1965 and the Govt’s Central Housing Advisory Committee. Donnison also acted as a consultant to the UN Economic Commission for Europe. In addition, Donnison studied education and served on the Plowden Committee on Primary Education in 1967, developing the concept of Educational Priority Areas with Michael Young. From 1968 to 1970 Donnison Chaired the Public Schools Commission.

In 1969, Donnison left his Chair at LSE and worked (until 1976) as Director of the thinktank the Centre for Environmental Studies. He joined the Supplementary Benefits Commission as Deputy Chairman in 1973 and two years later took over as Chairman, serving until 1980. Donnison was appointed Professor of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Glasgow in 1980. Donnison took a keen interest in the regeneration programme for Glasgow, led the mid-term review of the GEAR project and, with Alan Middleton, edited Regenerating the Inner City: Glasgow’s Experience in 1987. At Glasgow University, Donnison also became the inaugural Co-director of the Scottish Housing Research Group in 1982.

Donnison retired in 1991 and was thereafter an Emeritus Professor and Honorary Research Fellow at Glasgow. Donnison clocked up four honorary doctorates, from the universities of Bradford (1973), Hull (1980), and Leeds and Southampton (both 1981) and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Social Policy Association in 2008.

According to his obituary in The Guardian, Donnison was “one of a group of outstanding academics who played an important part in shaping social policy during the 1960s and 70s, and, in his case, well beyond.12 Folded Armsx633 0 He remained engaged in public debate until the end of his life.” Donnison remained an advocate of marginalised groups for the rest of his life. 

In retirement, Donnison authored Policies for a Just Society (1997) and Speaking to Power: Advocacy for Health and Social Care (2009). He was also a keen windsurfer, painter, draughtsman and poet, and he took up playing in a ceilidh band. Donnison lived in Glasgow for the rest of his life, although he spent long periods of time on Easdale island. He died on 28 April 2018.

St Helena grew up in Glasgow.

David Donnison married Jean Kidger (died 2017), whom he had met at Oxford, in 1951. They separated in 1979 and he married the writer and activist Kay Carmichael (died 2009) in 1987. Kay was a psychiatric social worker who was yet another one of Richard Crossman’s advisers. Kay too was Committed To The Poor and Radical Action, knew what Gwynne and Dafydd were up to and er assisted them and their network, which of course stretched to Glasgow. See previous posts.

By his first wife, Donnison had two daughters (Rachel and Polly), two sons (Christopher and Harry) and a foster son (John), and with his second wife a step-daughter (Sheena).

One of the PhD students of Richard Titmuss’s close friend LSE Prof Brian Abel-Smith was Prof Pat Thane. Thane is a social historian who’s research area is the British welfare state. Thane is yet another Wimmin’s Champ who’s not managed to write a word about Gwynne and Dafydd for whom her PhD supervisor did so much, although Pat has waxed at length about The Poor and Wimmin’s Suffering at the hands of the Patriarchy. Like George Brown, Pat is a British Academy Fellow. See eg. ‘Sex, Lies and No Democracy’.

 

Like Peter Dunn, Ronnie Waterhouse was a St John’s College, Cambridge man and an enthusiastic member of the alumni network. After St John’s, Peter Dunn undertook training in perinatal medicine in Birmingham, San Francisco and Bristol. 

The Bryn Alyn Community or it may be Birmingham or San Francisco or indeed Bristol:

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If Dafydd’s reading this blog, the spectre of the San Franciscan Baths will bring back terrible memories for him, memories that Dafydd didn’t even dare to discuss in Liverpool High Court… Much worse than the Baby Doll Nightie with nae panties and MacDuff…

Peter Dunn led Bristol University’s neonatal service, 1969-88 and was later Emeritus Professor of Perinatal Medicine and Senior Research Fellow there. So Dunn was one of the biggest names in neonatal medicine when D.G.E. Wood was a med student at Bristol; Wood’s father was a Top Doc in Bristol and will have been a contemporary of Peter Dunn.

Dunn was leading neonatal care at Bristol when I was at school in Somerset and that ring in the West Country linked to Gwynne and Dafydd’s was in operation. The HQ of the ring was in London, particularly at the London Hospital, where in the late 1960s, Prof Clifford Wilson and Sir John Rogers Ellis had been appointed to very senior roles with responsibility for organising the placements of junior docs throughout the south of England and in the West Country. Their organising mate in Taunton was Brian Wykeham Webb and Peter Dunn in Bristol had a number of senior colleagues who were part of the ring.

Peter Dunn was busy Top Doctoring in Bristol – which meant lording it over the Top Docs throughout Somerset – in 1973-74, when there was a lunch at the Clarence between Thatch and someone who campaigned for Tom King.

Dunn will have known Dr Death, the MP for Plymouth Sutton, 1966-Feb 1974 and Plymouth Devonport, Feb 1974-1992. Plymouth was Death’s home town and Nancy Astor, mother of Lord Bill of the Profumo Affair, held a seat in Plymouth earlier in the 20th century. In spite of Nancy Astor’s presence, Plymouth was dominated by Footie’s family, a legal and political dynasty who were Liberal and Labour.

Footie’s dad Issac was a lawyer and a Liberal MP. Footie’s brother Dingle Foot was a Balliol graduate a la Grocer Heath, Woy and Denis Healey and a member of Gray’s Inn a la Mars-Jones. Dingle served as a Liberal and then Labour MP and Harold Wilson’s Solicitor General, 1964-67. Dingle was called to the Bar or admitted as a solicitor or practitioner in the following countries Ghana (1948), Sri Lanka (1951), Northern Rhodesia (1956), Sierra Leone (1959), Supreme Court of India (as a Senior Advocate) (1960), Bahrain (1962) and Malaysia (1964). He also appeared regularly in the Courts of Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, Nyasaland and Pakistan. In addition, Dingle had been regularly engaged in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council since 1945. Dingle died in June 1978, very shortly before Mr Thrope was charged with conspiracy to murder, having choked on a chicken bone in an hotel in Hong Kong. In the 1940s and 50s, Dingle frequently appeared on TV with Footie and Bob Boothby.

Footie’s brother Hugh was Lord Caradon, Governor of Cyprus and British Ambassador to the UN and father of the investigative journo Paul Foot

Other brothers were John (Lord Foot)  and Christopher, a solicitor who joined the family firm. There were also two sisters.

See ‘The Bay Of Pigs Invasion’ for details of the huge Foot dynasty and their friends, most of whom colluded with Gwynne, Dafydd et al…

The Foots, like Dr Death and Wedgie-Benn, boasted of the Nonconformist background and values. But then so did most of Gwynne and Dafydd’s circle.

Footie knew a great deal about Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang and used the services that they provided. Footie’s friend and biographer was Mervyn Jones, son of the Welsh psychiatrist Ernest Jones. Ernest was responsible for introducing Freud’s theories to the UK. Ernest knew Gwynne, Dafydd and Wilfred and Leo Abse. Ernest managed to kill his first wife Morfydd when he performed DIY abdominal surgery on Morfydd in her parents house in south Wales; they had been married for only a year. Ernest acquired another wife whom he found far less of a pain that Morfydd. Ernest was a pal of Freud but they did fall out over Ernest’s conduct towards Freud’s daughter Anna, who was years younger than Ernest. It all ended well though, everyone went into analysis with everyone else to Resolve Matters.

Ernest was a friend of the Welsh schoolteacher, novelist and Plaid activist ‘with lesbian tendencies’ Kate Roberts who married a fellow Plaid activist, a gay man. They moved to Denbigh  as a young couple; Kate’s gay husband died when he was still quite young, leaving Kate a widow who pursued a lifelong friendship with Dafydd and Gwynne. See ‘Feet In Chains’.

Ernest Jones knew James and Alix Strachey, relations of Clough and Amabel, who produced the definitivate translation of Freud’s works and were two leading figures in analysis in the UK.

Once D.G.E. Wood – a big fan of Dr Death – had parked himself in the Student Health Centre at UCNW, Dunn will have had a hotline to UCNW, an institution rung By Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang, where Gwynne sat in the Student Health Centre after he had ‘retired’ from Denbigh. Wood was also a GP in Bangor and being essential to the trafficking ring, 17 Marlenex633 0held increasingly senior roles in the Royal College of GPs, until he was responsible for just about everything re General Practice across the whole of north Wales. Wood went nation-wide after that and served as the Treasurer for the Royal College of GPs.

Frank Bough formerly of ‘Nationwide’, kicked out of the BBC for partying with prostitutes and cocaine, while Savile remained:

John Rogers Ellis was an old Oundle School boy and was part of the tight ex-Oundle network who knew Bertrand Russel and Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and were Of Dafydd and Gwynne. That group of ex-Oundle boys were of a very similar age and included Harriet Harman’s dad, the Dean of the Maudsley David Lewis Davies, Sir Kenneth Robinson, big wig of MIND and Harold Wilson’s Minister of Health, Micky Wynn aka Lord Newborough and William Trethowan, Top Doc who in the early 1970s was one of the GMC panel who decided that Belfast-based paedophile child psychiatrist Dr Morris Fraser was fine to continue practising after he had been convicted of sexually assaulting a child. Fraser left Belfast for the mainland and obtained jobs at UCL and Springfield Hospital, the psych unit attached to St George’s.

Trethowan’s family virtually ran Guy’s Hospital. His dad was a well-known orthopaedic surgeon who was a Guy’s man and his mum qualified as a Top Doc from Guy’s at the same time as William Trethowan, when, as a middle aged Posh Lady, she thought that it would be fun to read medicine alongside her son. I’d love to know the details of the arrangement because Mrs Trethowan won’t have fitted the entry criteria in any way…

Robert Owen, the Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Liverpool University and the Medical Ombudsman for Wales who on behalf of the Welsh Office organised the 1989 ‘Independent Professional Review’ into my complaint about the Gang that was Chaired by Bluglass, trained at Guy’s and was still on excellent terms with them there. Sister Hutt’s dad was the Prof of Pathology at Guy’s in the 1970s and 80s. Uncle Harry was a Prof at Guy’s at the same time.

It was written in the stars that William Trethowan would be a huge figure in medicine. This is what the Royal College of Physicians Munk’s Roll Lives of the Fellows online says about Trethowan:

William Henry (Sir) Trethowan

b.3 June 1917 d.15 December 1995
Kt(1980) CBE(1975) MB BChir Cantab(1943) MRCS LRCP(1943) MRCP(1948) DPM(1950) FRACP(1961) FRCP(1963) Hon FANZCP(1965) FRCPsych(1971) Hon DSc Chinese University of Hong Kong(1979) Hon FRCPsych(1983)

Bill Trethowan was one of the most influential British psychiatrists of the last half century. Trained at Cambridge and Guy’s, he served in the RAMC during the war, reaching the rank of major. After passing the MRCP examination in 1948 he chose to specialize in psychiatry at the Maudsley, had a spell at Harvard Medical School and returned to an academic post at the University of Manchester. In 1956 he was appointed to the chair of psychiatry in Sydney and here he showed his flair for organization. On arrival he found the state of mental health services in New South Wales “appalling” (his own description) and immediately set about to improve them, with outstanding success. Almost single-handedly he rewrote the Mental Health Act and by the time he left six years later he had established a formidable reputation as a clinician, teacher and administrator.

In 1962 he was attracted back to Britain to become the first full time professor of psychiatry at the University of Birmingham. Once more within a few years he transformed the clinical service and teaching in psychiatry.

Trethowan attracted one Robert Bluglass to Birmingham.

He started a senior registrar rotational training scheme in the Midlands which proved extremely popular and his own lectures and teaching sessions were erudite, witty and inspirational. Amongst other things, he encouraged part time training in psychiatry and he must have taken great pride in the selection of one of his part time trainees to the presidency of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Trethowan served as dean of Birmingham Medical School from 1968 to 1974.

The years when Bluglass was identified as a future Leader Of The Profession…

Research was not his forte,

So he won’t have been able to supervise the research of all of those stellar trainee psychiatrists in his team

although he published quite widely. He collected and wrote about psychiatric rarities and his special interest was in the relationship between mental illness and musical creativity. His organizational ability and sharp but sensible contributions to debate led to his recruitment to many influential posts and committees, locally in the medical school and regional health authority,

Birmingham Medical School and the Regional Health Authority were already in partnership with Gwynne and Dafydd

in the newly-formed Royal College of Psychiatrists as senior examiner and nationally as consultant adviser in psychiatry to the DHSS, chairman of the Standing Mental Health Advisory Committee and Central Health Services Council, amongst others.

Yet another layer of protection for Gwynne and Dafydd.

He chaired the steering committee that led to the establishment of a medical school at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was appointed CBE in 1975 and knighted in 1980.

Mary Wynch was illegally imprisoned in 1979 and Trethowan’s mate Bluglass was tasked with rewriting the Mental Health Act in the early 1980s to ensure that It Couldn’t Happen Again. It did, with me, three years after Bluglass’s Mental Health Act 1983. Bluglass investigated and declared Dafydd to be a caring man who had been subjected to intolerable harassment by me. 

All of this, with appropriate adjustments, could describe the career of any distinguished and senior medical academic in Britain, but it reflects little of Bill’s outstanding personal characteristics. He was tall and big (a euphemism for rotund), serious, rather intimidating until you got to know him.

A Gentle Giant with a Heart Of Gold!

“Saturnine”, “dark and brooding” were applied to him by others.

‘Wicked corrupt people-trafficking bastard’ was applied by me.

In its obituary The Times described a probably apocryphal story of his dismissal of an angry horde of medical students who had gathered on the steps of the medical school in 1968 “simply by his imposing presence and the use of two words – both short”.

So what were they protesting about? Med students are idealistic and they do pipe up at what they perceive as outrages until they are told to F off or they won’t be docs…

When you got beneath this rather austere exterior, there was the real Bill Trethowan – charming, warm, clever, witty, entertaining, delightful company.

Drunken old fool who was a regular at Top Docs’ dinners.

Music was Bill’s great passion, with a surprising emphasis on jazz. At Cambridge he was the musical director of the Footlights and he composed the music for the 1938 May Week revue, Pure and Simple, and for a BBC production of Little Miss Rosalind, a musical comedy based on As You Like It.

I get the picture.

Both were highly praised. He was a renowned pianist and trumpeter, playing Bach as well as jazz. Had he so wished he could no doubt have had a successful career in music; he had, in fact, enrolled at Cambridge for a music degree and for a time studied orchestration and conducting at the Royal College of Music. He also ran a professional dance band.

Massive network in the part of High Society that it has now become clear was tied in with exploitation of students, young musicians etc.

His marriage to Pamela Waters, an actress and singer whom he married in 1941, was singularly happy and they both flourished in Australia where Pam produced plays and they established a legendary reputation as hosts. This carried over into their Birmingham years. They had two daughters and a son. In later life Bill built electronic organs in his spare time and enhanced his interest in food by becoming an expert cook. He suffered serious depression after Pam’s death, but found new happiness in a second marriage to Heather Dalton (née Gardiner).

Trethowan wined and dined with the finest luvvies.

 

Trethowan was Chairman of the GMC fitness to practice panel that allowed the paedophile child psychiatrist from Belfast Dr Morris Fraser to continue practicing after sexually assaulting a child in the US in the early 1970s; Trethowan was Dean of Birmingham Medical School at the time.  Fraser treated children at the Kincora Boys’ Home, the centre of a VIP paedophile ring in N Ireland, with which Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang were linked. After being allowed to continue to practice, Fraser relocated to mainland Britain and worked at UCL – Marjorie Wallace’s husband Andrew Skarbek worked at UCL – and Springfield Hospital, the psych unit attached to St George’s. 

The MDU barrister who worked on Fraser’s GMC hearing was Paddy Mayhew, who later served as John Major’s N Ireland Secretary. Paddy was promoted to that role by John Major after serving as Attorney-General under Thatch and then Major, 13 June 1987-10 April 1992. Paddy was the AG who approved every prosecution of me in the High Court for contempt during 1990 and 1991 although he knew that perjury was committed in every case, including by the MDU barristers. Paddy was appointed as AG some four weeks before the Gang expected me to be carted off to Risley Remand Centre as a result of their Cunning Plan hatched during 1986-87. Paddy was a Balliol graduate, as was Grocer Heath, Denis Healey and Woy. A member of Middle Temple, like Ronnie Waterhouse and Greville Janner, Paddy was the MP for Tunbridge Wells and served as Thatch’s Solicitor General, June 1983-June 1987, when Lord Havers as AG was blocking the prosecution of VIP paedophiles. Paddy was elevated to the Lords in 1997, when Ronnie’s Inquiry was underway.

Paddy’s son Tristram is the founder of the adventure company ‘Go Ape’, which has a substantial presence in north east Wales.

David Enoch, William Trethowan’s co-author re those Uncommon Psychiatric Syndromes, also wrote this:

So where is Spiritual Guru the psychiatrist David Enoch based? Tibet? Bhutan? Er, no. He’s in Cardiff. The 2008 spiel for David Enoch provided by Amazon reads ‘Dr David Enoch is a distinguished consultant psychiatrist based in Cardiff. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a former Senior Consultant Psychiatrist to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and is President of the Evangelization Society.’

In 2016 when Gwynne and Dafydd’s dreadful colleagues were holding yet another of the endless pompous debates in the media – it’s all rather Wendy’s Battle With The Male Medical Establishment, a load of abusers of the same network firing pot shots at each other in order to convince the plebs that there is intelligent life among them rather than just a criminal cartel – ‘The Guardian’ published a letter from David Enoch, which supplies the names of yet more criminals in the network:

Richard Bentall’s continual, excessive criticism of the “medical approach”, and hence of psychiatrists (medical doctors), unlike clinical psychologists (who are not medical doctors), only serves to cause further stigmatisation of mental illness and fear in people needing psychiatric treatment. His views are summed up in his contention: “A narrow medical approach has been extraordinarily unsuccessful, despite what many people assume.” I do not assume, but declare, from 60 years as a physician in psychological medicine, that the medical approach has been extraordinarily successful. I experienced the old regime of the 1940s and then was privileged to live in a golden era of psychiatry, when there was a pharmacological revolution with the discovery of very successful antipsychotic, antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs and the establishment of very effective “talking cures”. We also embraced the social aspects revealed to us by Julian Leff and Laing. Associated with these advances was a new attitude and optimism, which led to the emptying of the asylums.

Clinical psychologists came later. I helped to form the clinical psychology course in Liverpool with Dr Slade. I noted that initially they carried out psychological testing, but later, after the introduction of cognitive behavioural therapy by psychiatrists, they undertook more of this work. It is important for the public to know that, when patients are referred to psychiatrists, they are being referred to medical doctors who will deal with the physical, psychological and social aspects, whereas, when they are referred to clinical psychologists, the physical aspects are not dealt with and no drug treatment can be prescribed.
Dr David Enoch
Emeritus consultant physician in psychological medicine, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Cardiff

The Dr Slade to whom Enoch refers is Prof Pauline Slade. Pauline’s profile can be found on Liverpool University’s website:

Photo of Prof Pauline Slade

My research interests focus on psychological processes in reproductive health with a current emphasis on perinatal mental health. However the ambit covers psychological aspects from menarche to menopause and all phases of reproductive health between. My focus is on understanding adaptation to adverse events and difficulty and also in developing effective interventions and workable systems of care to improve mental health and wellbeing.
There are 4 strands to my work 1) understanding how psychological factors such as attachment patterns and interpersonal processes may influence perception of and response to trauma in relation to childbirth and its associated difficulties 2) considering how we can best prepare women and couples psychologically for childbirth and the transition to parenthood 3) developing ways of training health professionals to identify psychological distress and deliver simple psychological care in the service context and 4) an interest in the experiences of care givers working in potentially traumatic circumstances.
These areas all require close liaison with staff in health care services and service user groups. I am also a consultant clinical psychologist and continue to be involved in clinical service provision . Some of my research is driven initially from theoretical perspective and whilst other work develops from direct clinical observations.
I am currently involved or have completed joint projects with Universities of Sheffield, Nottingham, UCLAN and Leicester and service user groups such as the Birth Trauma Association.
I am strongly associated with the British Psychological Society Perinatal Faculty and the International Society for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The latter involves links with 18 countries via, their national groupings of psychologists and medical and nursing specialists involved in reproductive health care.

Like Spiritual Mark Williams, Dr Enoch (and his side-kick Pauline) are part of a massive people trafficking ring. If you have an explanation as to how Gwynne, Dafydd and George Thomas fit into your Spirituality and New Approach since the Bad Old Days Dr Enoch, let me know and I’ll post your reply up on the blog.17 Marlenex633 0

 

Sir Joe Simpson, the bent copper and member of Gray’s Inn who was Commissioner of the Met, Sept 1958-March 1968, was also an old Oundle boy who was one of the crowd around Gwynne and Dafydd. Joe died in office at the age of 58, ‘his death brought on by stress’. Fings Break as Joe knew. Joe was probably shot dead in ‘The Blind Beggar’ by Dafydd but no-one will have seen a thing, Lord Bob Winston completed the death certificate and wrote ‘STRESS’ as cause of death and Barbara Windsor has developed Alzheimers so she no longer remembers it anyway.

Sir Peter Scott of the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust of Slimbridge fame, the son of Scott of the Antarctic, was another one of that Oundle crowd. Scott  served as Chancellor of Birmingham University, 1973-83, when Robert Bluglass ruled the roost at Birmingham Medical School and in the wider NHS in Birmingham. Peter Scott died ‘from a heart attack’ on 29 Aug 1989, just a few days after Bluglass sent his Report that resulted from him Chairing the July 1989 hearing into my complaint about the Gang to Clwyd and Gwynedd Health Authorities and a copy to the Welsh Office as well. Bluglass confirmed that although Dafydd’s Clinical Standards Must Be Raised, Dafydd and the rest of the Gang were Caring People who could not be expected to put up with Constant Harassment from me. Furthermore I was probably going to End In A Ward For the Criminally Insane and Dafydd thought that was a Chilling Observation.

Bluglass must have been clairvoyant because while he was Chairing that hearing in July 1989, Tony Francis was arranging a Case Conference about me, that took place towards the end of 1989. The Case Conference was Chaired by Dr Chris Hunter – a friend of Bluglass, Dafydd and Tony Francis – and Evidence about my Dangerousness was given to Chris by people of whom I had never heard. Not that I’d ever heard of Chris Hunter either. Or even knew that the Case Conference was taking place, because I was busy in London at the time, working at St George’s for Wendy’s mate Bodger and Bodger’s colleague Malcolm Pearce, being insulted and mistreated by Bodger’s mates. Chris Hunter concluded that I was Very Dangerous with a Homicidal Capacity – Bluglass had ‘mentioned’ that ‘informally’ himself to Bodger’s colleague Dr Robin Jacobson at Springfield Hospital in Dec 1990 – and stated that I should be sent to live with Mr Savile, in a ward for the Criminally Insane. Chris offered to write a Report for the Court recommending this, although I wasn’t facing any charges at the time. Although obviously I soon was, because the Gang perjured themselves yet again and I was taken to the High Court within weeks…

I did not make any complaints about Tony Francis to Bluglass but nonetheless Bluglass invited Tony Francis to Give Evidence. I had no knowledge of that until I read Bluglass’s Report and there was the Evidence from Francis…

Immediately before relocating to north Wales in 1983, Tony and Sadie Francis had worked in Manchester. Tony’s boss had been Ian Brockington, who, within two years or so of the Drs Francis leaving Manchester, accepted the offer of a Chair at Birmingham Medical School, alongside Bluglass and Bluglass’s wife Kerry, another psychiatrist. See ‘Ian Brockington’s Mischief’.

I did not make any complaints about D.G.E. Wood to Bluglass, but many years later I discovered that Wood had rung Prof Robert Owen, the Welsh Office’s Medical Ombudsman who organised the Independent Professional Review Chaired by Bluglass, at Robert Owen’s home in Colwyn Bay and had even sent unknown ‘information’ about me to Owen at his home address. D.G.E. Wood was no longer my GP and had not been for some years.

In the 1990s, the Fallon Inquiry into the abuse of patients on Lawrence Ward at Ashworth Hospital utilised the skills of Robert Bluglass as a member of the Inquiry Panel. Lawrence Ward was established and managed by Chris Hunter and was full of the Gang’s victims. Bluglass’s job was to investigate the murder of a patient by the Angels of the POA. Bluglass was assisted by two Senior Angels of his selection; one was a Senior Angel who worked for Bluglass at Bluglass’s ‘clinic’ (ie. a secure unit) in Birmingham, the other was a Senior Angel from Clwyd Health Authority who worked for er Dafydd.

The conclusion of the Fallon Inquiry was that ‘shocking’ and ‘outrageous’ things had happened on Lawrence Ward, including child porn shared by Angels and patients, a child in the care of Bradford Social Services being taken into the Ward to ‘visit a paedophile’, sexual assaults and a porn business. It was all the fault of the Dangerous Nutters living within, including the death of the Dangerous Nutter who had been murdered by the Angels of the POA.

The Fallon Inquiry made no comment re the Angels of the POA being members of the National Front, their slashing of the tyres of the Top Docs’ cars, their firebombing of the Top Docs’ cars, their fist fights with the clinical psychologist who was responsible for giving the Dangerous Nutters Anger Management sessions and their constant beatings and sexual assaults of the Dangerous Nutters.

Lest anyone hasn’t got the gist yet: Ashworth was the centre of a big paedophile/sex abuse ring that was RUN BY DAFYDD. The Dangerous Nutters were victims of the ring who had refused to shut up. The POA were Dafydd’s henchmen, they ran Ashworth and the other Top Docs and clin psys were really fucking frightened of them. No-one would sack and prosecute the bastards because they knew who those patients were in Ashworth and which VIPs had sexually assaulted them…

The POA at Broadmoor served exactly the same function and they too were uncontrollable and in addition, stealing huge quantities of dosh from the NHS and Home Office. That is why Jimmy Savile was appointed General Manager of Broadmoor after having been appointed to the management task force of Broadmoor by Thatch’s Health Minister Trumpers. See ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Health Services In The 1980s’. Savile told Thatch that he would contain the POA by blackmailing them and Edwina Currie, a Health Minister at the time, thought that this was ‘a pretty classy piece of operation’. Edwina, who had early in her career served as a Birmingham Councillor, was the MP for a Derbyshire constituency on the site of a big ring directly linked with the Gang in north Wales and who admitted, both in her diary and to third parties, that she and many other MPs knew that Peter Morrison was sexually abusing children… See ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’. Other MPs who’s constituencies were in Derbyshire included the Beast of Bolsover, Margaret Beckett and her caravan and, from 1983, Wedgie-Benn. The Labour Party moved mountains to bag Wedgie-Benn the seat for Chesterfield as discussed in previous posts.

 

Peter Scott was an ornithologist and had numerous links with the biologists and UCNW and their network. Scott was a version of a David Attenborough, Attenborough who’s father Frederick had been Principal of what became Leicester University in the days of the embryonic ring in Leicester that grew to such dreadful proportions in the 1960s and 70s, greatly assisted by Leicester University, in particular the Dean of Leicester Medical School, Lord Robert Kilpatrick, a Scottish Top Doctor from Fife who had excellent links with St Andrew’s University. Kilpatrick was headhunted by the GMC to succeeded Lord John Walton as Chairman in 1989, when the police investigation into Frank Beck and Greville Janner in Leicester happened upon the Top Docs who facilitated their activities, including Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate James Earp.

Peter Scott was a mate of Phil the Greek and was one of the founders of the WWF. In WW II, Scott served with the RNVR, a la Bodger, Edward du Cann etc, while Gwynne, Bingley, Mountbatten et al served in the Royal Navy.

Steam Gun Boat, SGB S309, under the command of Lieutenant Commander Peter Scott:

Sir Peter Scott was another person who was loathed by my grandfather in addition to Gwynne and Dafydd’s man in the City Edward du Cann, the MP for Taunton, 1956-87, when Peter Dunn et al were busy. I never knew why grandpa had a thing about Peter Scott but he really hated him. He didn’t denounce him as a crook a la du Cann or make dark references to his ‘immorality’ a la The Liberal Party, but he hated Peter Scott so much that Slimbridge was Blacklisted in terms of Days Out With Grandpa. Before my grandfather had his stroke, he was very good at doing the days out with the grandchildren bit; they tended to be Educational Visits to museums, castles, archaeological sites, Cricket St Thomas or pantos at Christmas, but it was made very clear that we would never ever be going to Slimbridge. It was quite a mystery to me because the schools in Somerset and the BBC were very keen on Sir Peter Scott and I’d see him on Blue Peter etc and there’d be books/newsletters etc about Peter Scott and Slimbridge at school and I’d be thinking ‘Oh that’s the man that grandpa hates’.

I really am beginning to wonder if my grandfather knew about the organised abuse re children in the West Country. I always took his mutterings about Immorality to be a reference to the Westminster Swinging among adults, particularly after Mr Thrope found himself on trial at the Old Bailey, but a lot of the people for whom my grandfather had what was claimed by others as an irrational hatred were part of Gwynne and Dafydd’s network. Grandpa’s activities with Oswald Mosley in the 1930s will have meant that he knew John Strachey, Sir Clough’s brother-in-law. Strachey was an extreme Westminster Swinger, a gay partner of Lord Bob Boothby and they didn’t come more Swinging than Bob Boothby.

My post ‘A Celebration of Dafydd’s Medical Training’ discussed Boothby, his taste for rent boys, relationships with Dorothy Macmillan and Ronnie Kray and his central role in the ring and associated organised crime facilitated by Savage and her mates at the London Hospital. Boothby shagging members of the Royal Family and Dorothy Macmillan was what made the Krays untouchable for so long. Joe Simpson conjured up a whole variety of excuses as to why he couldn’t get them, but the Gov’t and Royal Ugandan discussions were the real reason and of course Joe Simpson was at the party himself.

Bob Boothby was Rector of St Andrew’s University, 1958-61. Bluglass qualified at St Andrews in the late 50s and worked there and in Dundee (grads from St Andrew’s worked rotas in Dundee as well) as a junior doc before he had relocated to Birmingham by the early 1970s.

Little wonder that there was the Shock Horror Scandal about Ronnie Kray Living It Up In Broadmoor in the 1980s and how the Angels of the POA were calling him Mr Kray Sir and Ronnie was enjoying all sorts of privileges whereas other patients were being battered, raped and murdered by the Angels. Bluglass, Dafydd et al ran Broadmoor, Ashworth and Rampton and Ronnie was Of Them, he was mates with their mates and the Krays were the henchmen for the serious organised crime in London that was facilitated by Top Docs, lawyers and the judiciary. Bluglass was probably the person sending the Fortnum and Mason hampers into Ronnie in Broadmoor. Jimmy Savile tucked in as well, Savile the friend of Gwynne, Dafydd and Top Docs after being so ably helped by Trumpers in 1987. Trumpers, who got into Parliament when Thatch gave her a peerage in 1980, post-Mr Thrope and Mary Wynch.

Trumpers had been a big wig in the Cambridge Tories and was mates with all the right people, including Rab Butler and Tuppence and his Fragrant Wife. Even more importantly, Trumpers was Very Posh, had socialised with Princesses Brenda and Ma’am Darling when they were children and was married to Alan Barker, who had taught at Eton and then become Headmaster of The Leys School in Cambridge and then University College School in Hampstead. Among Barkers many pupils at University College School were Harold Wilson’s sons and at Eton, Douglas Hurd. Hurd and Barker were ‘very fond’ of each other and Trumpers freely admitted that Barker’s influence on Hurd secured her political roles.

Hurd was Home Secretary, 2 Sept 1985-26 Oct 1989, throughout the years of outrageous crime on the part of the Gang. Hurd’s uncle was the Cambridge botanist Edred Corner, a friend of Prof Peter Greig-Smith at UCNW, who worked with Wood’s wife and the rest of the Gang. See previous posts, including ‘Additional Security Measures’.

Hurd worked for the security services. One of the British security services favourite recruiting grounds for decades was New College, Oxford, it was where Tony Benn was recruited by them. Richard Crossman was recruited at New College and became a recruiter when he was a don at New College. Trumpers’ autobiography mentions that when Barker was at New College, Crossman called him in for an interview, told Barker that Crossman thought that he’d make a good MP and asked him which Party he’d like to represent. Accounts of politicians’ biographies from that era make it very clear that for many of them, ideology and beliefs didn’t enter into the equation, it was a matter of being a posh person and Ooh how fascinating, you’re a Communist/Tory/Liberal/Labour whatever. It was how people like Woodrow Wyatt managed to be a Labour MP but a good mate of Thatch, Bertrand Russell, the Digger and the Queen Mum Gawd Bless ‘Er, or indeed how Oswald Mosley served as a Labour MP, established another sort of Labour Party and then became a fascist.

Barker never did become an MP, but he was known to have been Very Supportive Of His Wife’s Career. Lady Trumpington with some of her fellow peersBarker of the security services with the dangerous idiot of a wife who was mates with Jimmy Savile and had to quietly resign as a Cambridge magistrate when it was discovered that she was mates with the Cambridge Rapist as well.

Never mind, turn Trumpers into a Light Entertainment Star and stress that she’s Posh and was at Bletchley Park with Alan Turing.

Ian Hislop and Lady Trumpington

Although my grandfather never expanded upon the Immorality of The Liberal Party in my presence, when I was about nine and used to go out and about on my bike, he once remarked ‘If ever a man Bothers You, you must say go away or I’ll call a policeman’. It’s theoretically sound but doesn’t work in the case of Joe Simpson or indeed the North Wales Police. I know, I sort of tried the Grown Up version of it and I was arrested myself. Repeatedly. I heard one of my friends giving exactly the same advice to his granddaughter a few months ago and once she had left the room we had the conversation of ‘What the hell do we do, we know that she might not actually be helped if she does that but we can’t tell an 11 year old that some police officers are the problem themselves…’ 

 

Peter Dunn was the founder, in 1975 and Inaugural President, 1980-84, of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine and was a consultant to the World Health Organization, 1970-90.

Meet Joe Simpson boys and girls:

Research into congenital hip dislocation, led to Peter Dunn being awarded the British Orthopaedic Association’s Gold Medal and for work on foetal adaptation to extrauterine life he received the De Snoo-van’t Hoogerhuigs Medal and Prize. Dunn was the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s James Spence Medalist for 2001. 

 

The website of the British Society for the History of Child Health and Paediatrics features Peter as a past President of that Society:

Emeritus Professor Peter M. Dunn, 2002-2004

Born in Birmingham, Peter was educated at Marlborough College and Cambridge University (St John’s College). After graduating in medicine in 1954 he served with the Goorkhar Rifles before returning to posts in Birmingham and settling in Bristol ultimately as the Director of the Academic Neonatal Service, University of Bristol. He was appointed to a Personal Chair in Perinatal Medicine and Child Health, University of Bristol, in 1987.

In May 1987, Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane released Ollie Brooke on appeal.

and attained extensive British and International awards for his work and publications. These numbered more than 400 publications mainly on perinatal medicine including 120 on the history of medicine, contributed to 123 medical reports including preparation of the BPA/RCOG ‘Recommendations for the improvement of Infant Care during the Perinatal Period in the UK’ (1978). He was the instigator and activist in establishing this Society.

 

History of Medicine became a subject that suddenly attracted the interest of many Top Doctors rather than historians when the police investigations into the big organised abuse rings began in the late 1980s/1990s. I noticed it with Denbigh, I and other Empowered Service Users rolled around laughing at what was being written about the History Of Psychiatry In North Wales by employees of Bangor University who had spent years in denial and were mates with the Gang. It was only when I began researching for this blog that I discovered that the phenomenon reached further than Denbigh; Dafydd’s mates at Manchester had a brilliant time rewriting their own history (see eg. The Science Of Animal Behaviour’). The Manchester crowd and their historian colleague John V. Pickstone even managed to get Prof Roy Porter on board with their ‘It Never Happened’ project.

Prof Roy Porter – who really was an historian rather than a Top Doctor sanitising the practices of his or her older and senior colleagues – had sort of avoided mentioning a few embarrassing things. Roy Porter was truly impressive if one is interested in the history of medicine, he was the ultimate guru. Not long after the Waterhouse Report was published, Roy Porter suddenly and unexpectedly took early retirement from his job as Director of the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, relocated to Sussex and er died suddenly and unexpectedly as well.

In terms of Top Doctors of influence in the West Country, Hugh Jolly, the paediatrician who become the childcare guru of choice in the 1970s was one such Top Doc during the 1950s before Jolly became one of the most famous Top Docs in the UK. When Jolly was practising in the West Country, he was based in Plymouth but his patch extended right across Devon and Somerset. Jolly was just about the only paediatrician working in the region at the time and he knew about the extraordinary things going on in hospitals in Devon and Somerset at the time. Jolly also knew about Mr Thrope and other VIP molesters of Devon and Somerset as discussed previously on the blog. Jolly was the son of a clergyman, so he’ll have been in on the Secrets Of The Dirty Vicars as well. I have only just clicked that Jolly almost certainly became famous because of his knowledge of that, it certainly wasn’t because of Jolly’s outstanding clinical practice.

I have been researching the Top Docs who were part of Jolly’s network when he wasn’t the only paediatrician in Devon and Somerset and as ever, it is terrifying and leads to those we know and love. I intend to cover it in another post soon…

Jolly died in March 1986, the month before my friend Anne was killed by the Gang. See the source image

When I was a teenager I was told by an Insider that the psychiatrists practising in the West Country ‘Were all mad and they all kill themselves’. Angels and Top Docs outside of mental health have a great propensity for making such statements about psychiatrists, indeed psychiatrists are acutely aware of it, but the unfortunate thing is that there is much truth in it. The standard line used to be that the craziness and high suicide rate among psychiatrists was a result of them spending too much time with Dangerous Nutters, Getting Involved and thus being driven insane themselves. It is now accepted that there is another explanation. It is never admitted in public, although Prof Tom Burns of Oxford University told me in 1989/90 when he was still working at St George’s: ‘Psychiatry attracts disturbed people and it causes big problems’.

Top docs and med students chat to each other about how mad, incompetent and lazy psychiatrists are, but the one thing they daren’t openly discuss is that huge numbers of them are facilitating organised abuse and that this has been happening for a very, very long time. It is why research has consistently shown that med students do not want to go into psychiatry no matter how the pay and conditions are amended to make it attractive or how many Cutting Edge New Centres are built. Med students who are interested in psychiatry before they undertake their psych placements change their mind afterwards. Med students really do run away screaming from psychiatry and it is because of the serious criminality of which they receive a glimpse.

Various authors, off-beat people and the occasional sociologist who when they were down on their luck ‘worked in a mental hospital’ for a bit of extra dosh have however noted with surprising frequency that when they ‘made friends with the patients’ they found out that some of the more florid delusions of the patients, including those of the patients having sex with the doctors or famous people, were er true. It isn’t rocket science to work out that if Jimmy Savile et al want to force people to have sex with them as well as an assortment of animals they need to find captives with no choice who will not be believed if they tell anyone. Kids in care, kids in custody, psych patients, disabled kids or young people. It is a tried and tested method.

Obviously if one meets a psych patient who is expressing unusual ideas who also tells one that they are having sex with Ted Heath in Satanic Orgies, one has to think carefully before accepting that as the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, but the volume of complaints about Gwynne, Dafydd et al in north Wales, their regularity and the similarity of those complaints were such that it was a nonsense for anyone knowing about even just some of them to suggest that ‘this can’t be believed’.

What is happening to some Empowered Service Users is so extraordinary that even other Empowered Service Users themselves can disbelieve it. I have given examples in previous posts of anecdotes from Empowered ones that I did not believe, only to find out later that they had been telling the truth and not exaggerating any part of their account. Empowered ones in north Wales with whom I ended up becoming very friendly told me that when they first met me, they didn’t believe that I had worked with Docs in London who knew Harley Street docs who were flogging Thatch Class A drugs, they presumed that I was ill and this was a symptom…

Some people became so aware that they could do anything, anything at all to Empowered Service Users and the only reaction in the face of complaint would be an en masse How Very Dare You that extreme liberties have been take

Other past Presidents starring on the Peter Dunn’s Society’s website are:

Professor Andrew Williams, 2005-2007

Professor Andrew N. Williams PhD FRHistS is a consultant community paediatrician, medical historian, archive curator, playwright and film maker. He was trained in paediatrics/paediatric neurodisability in Birmingham under Dr Geoff Debelle, Dr William Whitehouse and the late Dr S.H. Green. Since 1999, Andrew has had an honorary affiliation with the History of Medicine Unit

firstly with Professor Robert Arnott and later with Professor Jonathan Reinarz.

2000 he won the ILEA Gowers’ Young Physicians Prize                                              Since 2002 he has worked as a full time NHS consultant community paediatrician at Northampton General Hospital. He has published on paediatrics and child health between the 16th-21st centuries.                                2004 Andrew established the world’s first paediatric Virtual Academic Unit (VAU) taking Dr Thomas Willis’ (1621-75) idea of an ‘invisible college’ and placing it within a 21st century context.                                                                             2009 PhD in the History of Medicine at the University of Birmingham               2013 the only UK expert reviewer and contributor to the UNICEF sponsored ‘International Charter for Ethical Research Involving Children’.                           2015 won the WellChild Doctor Award which was presented by that eminent paediatrician HRH Prince Harryhttps://youtu.be/7hA5kmP7Ikw.

  • 2018 his short film ‘The Boudiccae’ was shown in the Houses of Parliament, London as part of a successful campaign working with Together for Short Lives.
  • 2018 appointed a visiting Professor in Medical History, Humanities and Child Health by the University of Northampton.
  • Andrew is a member of the Global Research on Developmental Disabilities Collaboration.

Emeritus Professor Dan G Young, 2008-2010 
One of the founder members of the Society, Dan has been active in the committee and as an official of the Society since its inception.  Having retired from being  the Professor of Surgical Paediatrics in Glasgow where he had  served at all levels in the medical structure of the NHS at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children from being a student locum resident in 1954  he has developed further his interest in archives of paediatrics.   With his successor and a colleague from Turkey he has published a book “A History of Surgical Paediatrics” which includes contributions from 28 countries and gives an international reflection on that aspect of paediatrics.

Having been the President of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons and being an honorary member of a number of national associations he has had a broad experience of the specialty in its secondary stage of development after the Second World War.

Glasgow University – Ken Calman – Laing etc – The Institute of Human Relations crowd – many friends of the Gang inc Sam Galbraith

Emeritus Professor Lawrence T Weaver, 2011-2012 
Lawrence Weaver was the Samson Gemmell Professor of Child Health at the University of Glasgow and a consultant paediatrician at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill until he retired in 2011. He is now an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for the History of Medicine in Glasgow. He has a long-standing interest in the history of medicine, and was a Wellcome Trust Fellow in the Centre for the History of Medicine in 2002, and later joined other members of the Centre in securing a Wellcome Enhancement Award (2004-09) on the History of 20th Century Scottish Child Health. He was a member of the Wellcome Twentieth Century History Group’s Witness Seminar Committee, History of Medicine Funding Committee, and secretary of the British Society for the History of Paediatrics and Child Health from 2008-2011. He has published many articles on the history of infant and child nutrition and, with Dr Iain Hutchison and Professor Malcolm Nicolson, has recently been working on Child Health in Scotland: A History of Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children – available here.

 

Emeritus Professor Denis Gill  MB,BSc,DCH,MRCPI. Hon FRCPCH, 2013-2015
Denis graduated from University College Dublin in 1968 and had postgraduate training in Dublin, Bristol, London, Brisbane, Philadelphia. He was Chairman National Immunization Advisory Committee 2008, 2009-2010 and is Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics Royal College of Physicians Ireland; Former Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Nephrologist Children’s University Hospital; Former President Confederation of European Specialists in Paediatrics; Author “Paediatric Clinical Examination” (5th ed).

Two other Top Docs with strong University College of Dublin associations are Dr Brian Gibbons of Serious Organised Crime, Welsh Gov’t Health Minister, Jan 2005-May 2007:

Professor Anthony Clare, Prof of Psychological Medicine at Bart’s when Wendy Was Under Attack From The Male Medical Establishment:

Prof Clare penned thoughtful articles on the Crisis In Medicine as exemplified by the row over Wendy, while Clare knew exactly what it was all about. Anthony Clare withdrew from all media work suddenly and unexpectedly in the early 1990s, left London and returned to working as a Top Doc in Dublin. From then on Anthony Clare led a low profile existence and died suddenly and unexpectedly in Paris from a heart attack on 28 Oct 2007. Before Brian Gibbons stepped down as Welsh Gov’t Health Minister in May 2007, I sent him details of serious organised crime in the NHS and Social Services in north Wales and he sent me a reply saying that this correspondence is now over. Miranda stepped down as PM on 27 June 2007, after his staff had hacked my e mails and the brother-in-law of his policy adviser had stolen my computer. Miranda was going to hang around as PM for a bit longer but he suddenly zoomed off, using that job offer arranged by George Dubya Bush as the Middle East Peace Envoy as an excuse.

Emeritus Professor Euan Ross, 2016-2018

Professor Ross seems to have largely disappeared from the internet, but I have found information about him with regard to his role as a now resigned Director of two charidees. Prof EUAN MACDONALD ROSS is a Professor Of Community Paediatrics from Harrow, Middlesex. My Posh Relative by marriage, Gnome’s widow Veronica lives in Harrow. Euan Ross was born in December 1937. Ross was a Director of CLIC – CANCER AND LEUKAEMIA IN CHILDHOOD and Movement for Non-Mobile Children ‘WHIZZ-KIDS’, a most appropriate name for a charidee in which one of Dafydd’s network was involved.

‘Mind how you go Sir.’ 

Prof Ross co-authored this 2001 volume (note the Caring Hand Holding):

Children are different. They are not just ‘small adults’ but are growing and changing all the time – a fact that must not be forgotten or ignored when children are ill. This new textbook of paediatrics offers a unique approach that takes the age of children into account. It is divided into two separate and distinct parts: Section 1 deals with children at various ages – from before birth through adolescence – and studies the normal growing child and common illnesses, using a symptom-based approach; Section 2 provides a mini encyclopaedia of paediatric disorders, their aetiology, incidence, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management. Cross references provide the necessary links between the two parts to avoid repetition.

Here’s a volume edited by Euan, published in 1984, the Year Of Gwynne:

Paediatric Perspectives on Epilepsy, 1984 - Ross, Euan (Editor)

Paediatric Perspectives on Epilepsy Edited by Euan Ross, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK and Edward Reynolds, King’s College Hospital, London, UK.

Both Charing Cross and King’s College were facilitating organised abuse. Charing Cross had Dame Josephile Barnes, who was married to Sir Brian Warren, Grocer Heath’s friend and personal physician. Josephile facilitated abuse on the NHS, Sir Brian privately in Belgravia. See eg. ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ Charing Cross also hosted the legendary Gender ID Clinic that was rung by a real bastard of a psychiatrist with some very odd ideas of what women are and who enjoyed torturing his patients. When patients voted with their feet and began going abroad, this Top Docs and his colleagues did an about turn and offered gender realignment surgery to pretty much anyone who handed over the money, resulting in the tabloids claiming that Charing Cross had become ‘The Sex Change Capital Of The World’. At least one Charing Cross transwoman patient, Julia Grant, was so badly butchered during surgery that she nearly died. Julia’s case was the subject of a TV mini-series but no, no-one offered to take a case for her although she was treated dreadfully and on camera as well. Julia’s dead now of course, she died on 2 Jan 2019. Another witness safely out of the way. See ‘R.I.P. Julia Grant and Many More…’.

King’s College, London didn’t have Josephile or the infamous Gender ID Clinic, but it had just about everything else…

Paediatric epilepsy is a highly complex disorder which can represent a considerable challenge to the clinician.  Fortunately many of the young brains that develop epilepsy also grow out of it again, but seizures are among the commonest potentially serious symptoms in paediatrics. In recent years, however, there has been marked progress in the understanding of the various types of childhood epilepsy and their causation, as well as major advances in treatment, particularly involving anticonvulsant drugs which control seizures better than before and with fewer side effects. The subject is now attracting considerable interest among researchers and clinicians, and this book presents the latest research findings resulting from intensive epidemiological, immunological, and neuro-investigatory studies. Paediatricians, neurologists and all involved in the practical care of children with epilepsy, will find this book a major step forward in their understanding of the diagnostic, aetiological, therapeutic, prognostic and social aspects of the subject. Other titles of interest from Wiley in this subject area include: The Psychopharmacology of Epilepsy Edited by Michael Trimble (May 1985) Psychiatry and Epilepsy Edited by Thomas Bolwig and Michael Trimble (in preparation)

Here’s another one of Euan’s, published in 1998, mid-Waterhouse Inquiry:

Management of Child Health Services - Begg, Norman T, and Rigby, Michael, and Ross, Euan M

The provision of health care services for children is central to improving the nation’s health and remains a key feature of every government’s policy. This concept has been recognised in the United Kingdom since nineteenth century visionaries prompted increasing interest in the welfare of the country’s school children. Successive generations have built upon these foundations and have been diligent in promoting effective service development. Lucille HughesIt is right that we follow their example, for the young have only one chance of a healthy upbringing. They are totally dependent on others to provide the right services, which are sensitive enough to address individual needs, yet sufficiently comprehensive to enable as many children as possible to reach adulthood with their potential uncompromised by illness. Our objective must be to enable today’s children to enjoy a healthy childhood and to equip them to maximise the benefits of a healthy lifestyle in the years to come. We are making an essential investment in the future and must appreciate the challenges which come with that commitment. We need a multi-professional approach, positive management skills and the adoption of good management practice. I therefore welcome this book on managing child health services and commend the initiative of its editors in bringing together such an impressive team of contributors from different disciplines.

Wendy’s Own True Story names Alexander Campbell, Prof of Paediatrics at Aberdeen University as an Expert Witness, who was, like Peter Dunn, called by Wendy as part of her ‘defence’. Like so many of those to whom Wendy gratefully paid tribute in her book, Alexander has made himself scarce. See the source image

However, Alexander can be found listed as a Company Director.

Alexander George Macpherson Campbell: 34 WOODBURN CRESCENT, ABERDEEN. Alexander George Macpherson Campbell worked in THE MEDICAL PROTECTION SOCIETY LIMITED and the ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL.

Wendy’s Own True Story didn’t mention that Alexander is a Director of the MPS, the organisation that extracts Top Docs out of serious crap  if they don’t use the skills of the MDU…

‘Mind how you go Wendy and Prof Alexander.’

Iain Chalmers, described by Wendy as Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit gave Expert Evidence in Support of Wendy. Sir Iain Geoffrey Chalmers FRCOG FRCPE FMedSci (born 3 June 1943) is a health services researcher, one of the founders of the Cochrane Collaboration and coordinator of the James Lind Initiative, which includes the James Lind Library and James Lind Alliance.

Chalmers qualified as a Top Doctor at Gwynne’s alma mater the Middlesex Hospital in the mid-1960s and then practised as a Doc in the UK and in the Gaza Strip, 1969-70. In the mid-1970s, Sir Iain became a full-time health services researcher with a particular interest in assessing the effects of care. 

Between 1978 and 1992, Chalmers was the first director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit in Oxford. There, Chalmers led the development of the electronic Oxford Database of Perinatal Trials (ODPT) and a collection of systematic reviews of randomized trials of care in pregnancy and children published in the two-volume Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, co-authoring its summary, Guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth. The NHS Research and Development Programme supported extending the approach to other areas of health care. 

In 1992, Chalmers was appointed Director of the UK Cochrane Centre, leading to the development of the international Cochrane Collaboration. Subsequently, Chalmers became founding Editor of the James Lind Library, which documents the history and evolution of fair trials of treatments, and helped to establish the James Lind Alliance, a non-profit organization that “aims to identify the most important gaps in knowledge about the effects of treatments”. The Library has established strategic agreements with international and non-profit organizations to disseminate its publications to a broad international and multilingual audience.

Chalmers ‘inspired champions all over the world leading to the development of the Cochrane Collaboration and by 2011 this collaboration had nearly 30,000 volunteers contributing towards summarising research evidence to improve health’. Chalmers’ contributions have been instrumental in advancing international policies on research for health -such as PAHO’s Policy on Research for Health, and to ‘promote a better understanding of the importance of building bridges between users and producers of research for health policy and health care delivery’.

So er what’s gone wrong then Sir Iain? Because you being an epidemiologist who is also a Top Doc who has practised with many of those we know and love cannot possibly have not noticed what is going on.

Chalmers ‘continues to promote better research for better health care by increasing public appreciation of good research through Testing Treatments interactive and the James Lind Library and by working with others to reduce waste in research’.

Then why hasn’t Iain said anything about any of the research frauds and scandals that I have discussed on this blog? He will know about them and many more as well, because Sir Iain has access to a bigger dataset than I do; not a dataset that will demonstrate my allegations to be baseless, but a dataset that will undoubtedly demonstrate an even grimmer picture…

Iain came from Liverpool and bagged his knighthood in 2000, the year in which the Waterhouse Report was published. It’s extraordinary what can happen to one after one has given Expert Evidence in support of one of Dafydd and Gwynne’s mates isn’t it, particularly if Gwynne’s mate is Chairman of the GMC at the time. 
When Iain gave Expert Evidence in Support of Wendy, Gwynne hadn’t quite died, although he was on the way out. Prof Greig-Smith was still undertaking research work as an Emeritus at Bangor and also undertook work commissioned by the British Gov’t. Greig-Smith’s son was a Top Doc in Liverpool. See ‘Our Man In Llandegfan’.
Iain can be found on the website of Oxford University’s Nuffield Dept for Primary Health Sciences.

Senior Fellow and Associate Tutor at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

Iain was founding director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit between 1978-1992, and the UK Cochrane Centre between 1992 and 2003. Between 2003 and 2019 he was coordinator of the James Lind Initiative, which used a variety of approaches to promoting better research for better health care. Iain founded the James Lind Library in 1998 to illustrate the evolution of fair tests of treatments, and he remains the Library’s Articles Editor.

Another Expert who provided Evidence in Support of Wendy was one of Lord John Walton’s club from Newcastle, consultant paediatrician Edmund Hey. Edmund was a colleague of Gwynne and Dafydd’s business partner Issy Cohen (see previous posts). Edmund and his colleagues were splashed by the slurry that emanated from the 1987 Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal (see ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas and the Guilty Were Named’) that followed hot on the heels of Wendy’s Savage Inquiry, but not half as splashed as they should have been. The whole lot of them should have drowned in crap, they were running a paedophile ring and exchanging children and staff with the Gang in north Wales. 

The Royal College of Physicians Munk’s Roll ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online supplies us with what we need to know about Edmund.

Edmund Neville Hey

b.1 April 1934 d.9 December 2009
DPhil Oxon(1960) BM BCh(1962) DCH(1965) DM(1969) MRCP(1971) FRCP(1978)

Edmund Neville Hey (‘Ed’) had an international reputation in neonatal care. His work greatly contributed to the understanding of the physiology of babies, the evidence base for their clinical care and perinatal epidemiology.

Born in Harrow, he was brought up in Tilehurst, near Reading. His father, Max, was a keeper of minerals at the Natural History Museum, whose natural inquisitiveness and attention to detail were both inherited by his only child. A mineralogist, he catalogued the museum’s enormouscollection of rocks and edited the journal Mineralogy for 24 years. The mineral heyite was named after him.

Hey studied medicine at Magdelen College, Oxford (where his father had been a fellow). For his DPhil thesis he worked on thermoregulation in babies with a Medical Research Council research group at the London HospitalMedical School run by Kenneth Cross.

Kenneth Cross is discussed in previous posts; he was one of the senior Top Docs at the London Hospital as the pre-existing ring there rapidly expanded during the 1960s.

Qualifying in 1962,

Edmund was one of the cohort of Docs who qualified at the London Hospital in the late 1950s/early 1960s who became very well-known and like Sir William Asscher or Savage, actively played key roles in facilitating organised abuse, or like Lord Bob Winston knew damn well what was happening, worked and socialised with those at the centre of it, benefited from keeping quiet about what happened to my friends and I but somehow didn’t ever get caught with his trousers down, so to speak, as some of his colleagues did.

he spent some time working in Newcastle before being appointed a consultant in respiratory paediatrics at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Not only was Jimmy Savile nipping into GOSH whenever he felt like it, not only were Sunny Jim and Audrey Callaghan flying the flag for GOSH – Audrey was Chairman of the Governors for years and she and Sunny Jim Raised Money for GOSH while Jim ensured that Gwynne, Dafydd and George Thomas were allowed to continue their criminality – but nearly all those in the Gang’s network in London who were either paediatricians or obs and gynaes worked for at least some time at GOSH, including Bodger and Ollie Brooke. Furthermore, clin psychologists who Trained at Denbigh with Dafydd et al bagged jobs at GOSH, as discussed in previous posts.

In 1977, he returned to Newcastle as a senior lecturer in child health and consultant in paediatrics at the Princess MaryMaternity Hospital and the Fleming Memorial Hospital for Sick Children.

By 1977, Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang were doing a roaring trade in collaboration with Lord John Walton’s Newcastle and Durham lot. Newcastle Social Services and other Local Authorities in the North East were sending hordes of children in care to children’s homes in north Wales. Scores of serious complaints about the kids being abused were ignored. Brian Roycroft, Director of Newcastle Social Services for years from 1970, had grown up in the National Children’s Home at Frodsham, Cheshire, where his mum and dad had been houseparents. They knew John Walton’s friend Gwynne and when Roycroft qualified as a social worker himself, he was ready to do business with Gwynne’s successor Dafydd, as discussed in previous posts. 

George Thomas the Westminster paedophile was Patron of NCH and also supported many medical charidees in south Wales, one of which had as a Trustee Dr Elinor Kapp, a child psychiatrist in south Wales, who’s husband Prof Kenneth Rawnsley was Prof of Psychological Medicine at Cardiff. Rawnsley relocated to Cardiff in 1964 from Manchester in 1964, where Rawnsley had worked with the Manchester big wigs who provided an umbrella for Gwynne and Dafydd. Rawnsley’s job at Cardiff was to er uphold standards in psychiatry across Wales. Rawnsley allowed the lobotomies to continue as well as the illegal imprisonment of the victims of VIP sex offenders in the Denbigh Dungeon and the abduction of their babies. Tony Francis studied under Rawnsley at Cardiff Medical School and then worked for him as a junior doc…

In Newcastle he was influenced by Gerald Neligan, one of the first paediatricians to specialise in neonatal care. Hey believed in a non-interventional system of care when others in the field were far more intrusive. Due to the early work he did for his DPhil, he insisted on babies being kept warm when they were born and many lives were no doubt savedthrough this procedure. Assisting the normal physiological processes of babies, and being responsive to their needs and rhythms, seemed the correct approach to him. Absolutely devoted to ‘his’ newborn babies, his insistence on this system was an occasional source of friction with his colleagues.

There were probably some major rows. As with the more recent debate re in which position babies should sleep, on their backs or in their bellies, for years there was much dispute re the appropriate temperature for the environment of babies. Ollie Brooke, when he was young and doing the bare minimum of research needed to bag a senior post, also carried out research into the optimum temperature for babies. Some babies die for reasons that no-one understands, it still happens and Top Docs would often be at each other’s throats as to what they believed the cause was.

However, long after his retirement, neonatal care in Newcastle still reflects many of his principles which time has proved were sound.

These comments re Hey’s research have the aura of the sort of Doctor-speak that is employed when a dangerous idiot has caused great problems and no-one admits it even years after the event. The writer of this obituary is not detailing any solid advances made by Hey, but indicates that he had an inflexible, proprietal attitude towards his patients (although he will have been working as part of a team) and vague assertions about the many lives that were undoubtedly saved are bandied about with no solid evidence.

He was also ahead of his time in recognising the need for regional data collection to evaluate the outcome of maternity care and neonatal services in particular. In 1981 he established the Northern Region Perinatal Mortality Survey and it still continues at www.rmso.org.UK. 

As with Sir Iain, these stats have been collected for many years now, yet the same problems and inequalities stubbornly remain. Furthermore, as at Bristol University, the data that was collected by Edmund Hey et al at Newcastle was passed around organised abuse rings of academics and professionals and was used to identify children who could then be targeted.

Another innovation was his strong support for the introduction of nurse-led care. When there was a local shortage of qualified staff, his colleague Unni Wariyar organised a team of advanced neonatal nurse practitioners and Hey was able to prove demonstrably improved outcomes.

‘Local shortages’ of qualified staff also tend to persist for years in certain areas or hospitals. Everyone knows why; they are the places where patients are being abused or neglected. Good staff won’t work there. One can look at regions in the UK such as north Wales where ‘local shortages’ have existed since the 1960s. No-one will publicly admit what the cause is and so the problem remains. In north Wales it was literally Dafydd and Gwynne, no-one wanted to be anywhere near them. In south London it was Tooting Bec Hospital; like Denbigh with Dafydd and Gwynne, Tooting Bec Hospital was considered untouchable by any competent healthcare professional, it was terrible. Like Denbigh, Tooting Bec Hospital persisted decades after someone should have dropped a bomb on it and simply said ‘This is unlawful, it stops now’, rather than nonsense about ‘This is the patients’ home’, when that excuse is used to ensure that they never get a better home and another part of the NHS has plundered the ‘ring-fenced budget’ anyway, knowing that no-one will ever be held to account. 

In 1994 he retired, a short time after the two newborn units in Newcastle were amalgamated. He continued active research and wrote (or collaborated on) many excellent papers, always written to meet his own exacting standards. Incensed by what he perceived as persecution by authority,

What did Hey think was happening to the kids in care and patients who dared complain about the ring of which he and his colleagues were a part?

he often worked hard in support of doctors who had been accused of professional misconduct.

Including Wendy, at the centre of the huge trafficking ring that stretched up as far as Hey’s own place of employment.

A lover of classical music, he played the piano and organ when young but later preferred to listen, particularly to the work of Bach and Mozart. Other favourite pastimes were sailing and ornithology.

So Edmund could well have had contacts with ornithologists/zoologists in other parts of the UK, including north Wales.

He married Sue née Lindsay, a nurse he met while he was at Oxford. She later became a librarian and they carried out research together on William Harvey. Sadly, she developed multiple sclerosis and he nursed her at home for 14 months until she died in 1999.

Edmund’s Angel wife who was also an insider witness died just before the Waterhouse Report was published…

Moving to a cottage in Yorkshire, he continued to write and research and became a devoted grandfather. He watched very little television and preferred to write long, carefully constructed letters, rather than use the phone. When he died of meningitis, he was survived by his children, Janet, Ian and Carol.

 

The Guardian published an obituary for Edmund Hey that contained this bit of additional information:

Ed supported many doctors whose careers were under threat in civil courts or at the General Medical Council. In retirement, he continued to give such help

Ed remembered Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist and that went a long way in persuading the GMC that they really ought to stop this persecution now.

and was incensed by what he saw as doctors being unfairly treated by overbearing authority. Those whom he aided attest to the great lengths to which he would go in the pursuit of justice.

Just say ‘Gwynne’. Furthermore, Ed’s dad had been a big wig at the Natural History Museum, so Ed would have known Lord Kenyon and family, who were all enthusiastic about museums and galleries and held governance roles in such institutions.

His parents were involved in the scouting movement, which Ed, an only child, thoroughly enjoyed. He continued as a scout leader after he went to Magdalen College, Oxford. He loved music and he played the piano and organ, especially Bach and Mozart. Ornithology and sailing were two of his other passions….

Sounds like a Balliol man who became PM.

Ed married Sue Lindsay, a nurse whom he met while training in Oxford. As his priority was always his work, Sue and their children did not see as much of him as they would have liked… Edmund Hey

Here are a few offerings from Edmund and his friends, Edmund who helped so many Top Docs Persecuted by the GMC, including Wendy, the essential member of the gang needed to Gain The Confidence of those extremely vulnerable first generation migrant women living in poverty who didn’t speak English and would never have wanted a male doc. So here’s Wendy!

Published Feb 1996, co-authored by Edmund Dell and Sam Richmond:

Principles of Resuscitation at Birth

When the manuscript was submitted to the publishers, there were increasingly loud demands for a Public Inquiry re allegations that a VIP paedophile ring was operating in north Wales. The Hague announced that an inquiry would be held three months after Edmund and Sam’s book was published.

In March 2011, Sam Richmond published this volume, co-authored with Jonathan Wylie:

Sam Richmond may be found on the website of the Resuscitation Council (UK), listed as an Honorary Member:

Sam Richmond

Sam Richmond
Sam Richmond’s greatest professional satisfaction was to have served the population of Sunderland for more than 25 years as a consultant neonatologist at the Sunderland Royal Hospital. However, he also had an international reputation in neonatal research and resuscitation training. Sam was a leader in developing the Newborn Life Support (NLS) course in the UK and helped to establish it in Europe as well as Bangladesh and Palestine. He chaired the NLS Committees for the Resuscitation Council (UK) and European Resuscitation Council from their inception until his retirement. He also co-chaired the neonatal task force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, evaluating evidence and writing guidelines. Sam left a lasting international legacy of effective training and standards in newborn resuscitation.

During the 1980s, virtually every children’s home in Sunderland had been infiltrated by the paedophile ring that Edmund Hey’s senior colleague Lord John Walton facilitated from HQ in Newcastle/Durham Universities. The Director of Social Services for Sunderland. Colin Smart, refused to remain silent about what was happening. Colin was removed from his job, but continued fighting. After the usual extended battle, Colin was subjected to the solution that Home Secretary found for the problem that was Mary Wynch: Colin, facing unemployment for the rest of his life, no income and massive legal fees if he continued, was offered a modest quantity of dosh as a ‘settlement’. The dosh came with the usual condition ie. any more appearances from Colin in the media sending out the message ‘Do you realise how big this ring is?’ will be met with Colin having the arse sued off of him. The information that Colin made public is still available, I have accessed it, but Colin has not been able to ever tell the full extent of the horror. Some of the kids in Sunderland who had been abused did obtain compensation settlements, but as in north Wales, it was only a few of them and there was much noise about them Lying To Get Compensation. 

This People’s Champ of a Sunderland Labour MP worked hard to ensure that not all of the kids who were abused received compensation:

Chris Mullin fought an admirable campaign to release the Birmingham Six. He was not interested in that huge paedophile ring that operated in his constituency, but then neither was Michael Mansfield, the Radical Defender who also fought to release the Birmingham Six.

When Colin Smart was being beaten into silence, Miranda was the MP for the nearby constituency of Sedgefield in Co Durham. Miranda’s dad was a lawyer who had worked as a lecturer at Durham University. Mandy was an MP for a constituency on the site of that ring in the North East – Mandy who by 2011 was employing the Civil Service mandarin daughter of Ron Evans, the bent Gwynedd County Council solicitor who fitted me up and by his wife’s own admission kept the Gang out of prison, as his right-hand aide – then there’s Nick Brown, Prescott, Alan Milburn, Uncle Harry’s nephew…. There were/are loads of leading Labour MPs with constituencies on the location of that huge ring that for decades has operated right across the North East of England and into Yorkshire. None of those politicians will dare touch anyone involved with it. Partly it is because those politicians are shallow, unprincipled and unscrupulous, but the ones who are not quite as shallow, unprincipled and unscrupulous are terrified. Top Doctors are involved and those public figures don’t want the Colin Smart treatment, they don’t want their kids to be refused effective NHS treatment and they certainly don’t want to be found dead.

That is why, in the face of endless Children’s Champions and Talking About Mental Health, nothing is improving.

Being me, I would like to spend months researching the entire network of Sam Richmond, research all of his publications, then his co-authors and their publications etc, to illustrate the scale of this problem, but I haven’t the capacity to do that on this blog; I’m just providing a snapshot here…

I recommend that readers pay a quick visit to the website of the Resuscitation Council (UK). Adjacent to Sam’s profile is a list of the Conflict Of Interest policy, the Guidelines on Ethics and all the usual. It is meaningless. The reality is that Colin Smart had his career ended and will find himself destitute if he ever goes public on the extent of the criminality with which Sam, Edmund et al were colluding. Furthermore Colin Smart was a Warning to anyone else who might be foolish enough to refuse to shut up.

Meanwhile, the general public saw this, starring a high profile Labour Party colleague of Chris Mullin, Miranda, Mandy etc:

Mandy’s granddad Herbert Morrison was Deputy PM when George Thomas began his political career. Wedgie Benn and other old war horses also were around when Thomas was a young MP. George Thomas entered the House in 1945, along with Sunny Jim, Richard Crossman and others who rose to the very top of the post-war British Gov’ts. People did know that George Thomas molested children, they knew that Peter Morrison did, a lot of them knew that Norman St John Stevas did as well and the world and his wife knew about Bob Boothby. Most people certainly didn’t like what they did and as these molesters gradually died off, a few braver souls emerged in public and confirmed that actually everyone had loathed them… That didn’t help the kids in north Wales or the North East or Islington or Lambeth or Leicester or other areas of the UK that had been saturated by these gangsters… 

If one lives in a region ruled by these gits, all of one’s approaches to Authorities will be met with either a How Very Dare, or a reassurance of You Are The Only Person Who Has Complained, No-one Else Has Caused Trouble Like You, You Are Manipulating People Into Complaining. None of this is true; I know that in north Wales, HUNDREDS of people had complained, one only had to spend time in the company of the dispossessed or even just not very privileged to find out that one was far from alone. I sat with people again and again who had been insulted, abused, or criminally neglected by those we know and love and we would see one of the Gang on the TV or in the newspaper with Hywel Williams, or Dafydd Wigley or Betty Williams and the conversation in the room would turn to ‘What chance have we got when they’re on tele with the local fucking MP, talking about their Excellent Work?’ In 2012 or thereabouts, Keith Fearns was interviewed by Huw Edwards on national TV in Fearns’s capacity as a CBT therapist Who Was Helping and Lobbying For More Therapists Like Keith. I received a phone call asking me ‘Have you just seen WHO has been on national news??? The last thing that we need is more people like Keith Fearns. WTF is going on?’

Keith starred with Huw Edwards AFTER Keith and his mates had finally been sacked for the serious neglect of their clients, after 30 years of flagrant law breaking and abusing their positions. They were at last sacked and within months all of them had set up as Therapists In Private Practice and then Fearns appeared on the national news to advertise their services.

Sam Richmond – DEAD WHEN??

Sam’s co-author Professor Jonathan Wylie can also be found on the website of the Resuscitation Council (UK):

Prof Jonathan Wyllie

Jonathan Wyllie - Executive Committee Member

Jonathan Wyllie has been a consultant neonatologist at The James Cook University Hospital since 1994

In 1994 an MP for a Durham constituency became Leader of the Labour Party. Here’s Dubya dropping into that man’s constituency home in Sedgefield:

and was clinical director of neonatology until May 2017. He is Professor of Neonatology and Paediatrics at Durham University. He has a long-standing interest in resuscitation and neonatal haemodynamics as well as an interest in paediatric cardiology. He was one of the originators of the Newborn Life Support (NLS) course in the UK and Europe. He is Chair of the NLS Subcommittee, a previous Chair and now a member of the Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant (ARNI) Working Group and Science Co-Chair of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) NLS Science and Education Committee. He is an invited board member of the ERC. He was European Co-Chair of the ILCOR neonatal task force for the evidence evaluation process of 2010, 2015 and continues as Vice-Chair of the ILCOR neonatal task force at present. He is co-author of newborn resuscitation guidelines for Europe and the UK for 2005, 2010 and 2015. In 2010 he was awarded the Fellowship of the European Resuscitation Council for services to resuscitation and in 2015 given honorary membership of the Resuscitation Council (UK). In 2018 he was elected as an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. In his spare time he enjoys walking, mountain biking and more recently photography.

 

Edmund Hey’s death received coverage in the Newcastle-based media and one Professor Alan Craft’s compliments about Edmund and his Contribution To Neonatology were quoted.

Sir Alan William Craft FRCP FRCPCH FFPH FMedSci FRCPI FRCPE FRCR FRCA (born 6 July 1946 in Newcastle upon Tyne) is a paediatric oncologist and Emeritus Professor of Child Health at Newcastle University. Craft was most notable for work as one of nine founders of the Children’s Cancer Study Group, focusing his research on paediatric oncology, especially the epidemiology of bone tumours that further led to an oncology research unit which has been involved in aetiological studies and in particular the role of irradiation in the development of childhood cancer.

Craft did his clinical training at the Newcastle University Medical School, 1964-69. After qualifying, Craft worked at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. When a colleague at the Royal Victoria Infirmary went on maternity leave in the 1970s, Craft stood in to look after the children with leukaemia and ‘it sparked an interest in children’s diseases and started his road to specialising in paediatric oncology, a field that at the time was relatively new and beginning to develop’.

One downside of such a situation, at least for the patients, is that there is little research governance and no senior figures with experience from whom to seek advice and such a situation is fertile ground for Top Docs who want to make fantastic claims that can’t be borne out by evidence or conceal serious wrongdoing. It happened in Bangor in the late 1980s: 

 

Craft undertook an MRC Fellowship, working for a year at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, before returning to Newcastle. The Royal Marsden was the centre of a major research fraud in the late 1980s, perpetrated by senior researchers funded by the CRC and ICRF, who were colleagues of the CRC researchers with whom I was working with at Surrey University in 1988-89. For some inexplicable reason, one of Tony Francis’s psychiatrist friends from Manchester, Peter Maguire, had received funding from the CRC to join the team that carried out the fraud. The fraud was exposed in 1990 and one of the team, Prof Tim McElwain was found dead soon afterwards. The rest of the team continued their careers in spite of the public scandal and some of them are now at the top of the tree. The team leader, Clair Chilvers, gave up cancer research and became a mental health researcher and the Chair of an NHS Trust in Nottingham. Only one person walked away from these scumbags after the disaster that left one man dead and that was a junior researcher who changed career. The fraud was begun when I was working at Surrey University in the CRC team led by Vincent Marks, brother of the then Chairman of the BMA John Marks. John Marks was in battle with Ken Clarke at the time and Clarke knew about the barrel of crap that was north Wales, Newcastle, St George’s and indeed the CRC, ICRF etc. Ken Clarke is a Tory MP for a Nottingham constituency and before Clarke became an MP, he worked as a barrister in Chambers in Nottingham. Clarke remained on good terms with his old Chambers throughout his years in Gov’t.

Imagine my surprise when after I began this blog, I discovered that while I was working for Vincent, my work had been plagiarised and given to a Prof Nicola Curtin, a cancer researcher in Newcastle University who published it with her name on as well as mine. I had never heard of Nicola until I found the publication some two years ago; Nicola was not working with our team in Surrey in any way.

See ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’ for the whole sorry story of the dead Professor, the lies, plagiarism and how those at the very top of the CRC and ICRF knew what was happening.

If Professor Craft knows why Prof Curtin ended up receiving my data and published it adding her name to the paper and whether she knows anything about the Chilvers saga, perhaps he could let me know. When the research fraud and plagiarism was going on between Surrey University, their friends at the Royal Marsden and Newcastle University, Lord John Walton was Chairman of the GMC. Walton bagged his peerage in July 1989, in the middle of the scam. In July 1989, Bluglass held the whitewash into my complaint about the Gang while Tony Francis made arrangements for his pal Chris Hunter to hold a Case Conference and declare me Dangerous…

In 1992 Walton became a member of Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee, leaving in 1996, returning in 1997 and leaving again in 2001. From 1993-94, Lord Walton was Chair of the Medical Ethics Committee. When Dafydd obtained a High Court injunction because he was living in fear of

Professor Alan Craft appears on the website of Newcastle University as one of their Inspirational Alumni:

Newcastle University’s Inspirational Alumni webpage is well worth a visit, there’s many famous names there, including Kate Adie and Rowan Atkinson…

Here’s something to think about. At the time of the CRC-ICRF funded research fraud that resulted in the death of Tim McElwain, Sir Walter Bodmer was Director of Research for the ICRF. In 1991, the year after the fraud was exposed, Walter was appointed Director General of the ICRF, a post that he retained until 1996. Bodmer was also Chancellor of the University of Salford, (1995–2005; succeeded by Sir Martin Harris) and Principal of Hertford College, Oxford (1996–2005; succeeded by Dr. John Landers). In 2005, Bodmer was appointed to lead a £2.3 million project by the Wellcome Trust at University of Oxford to examine the genetic makeup of the United Kingdom – the People of the British Isles project. He was joined by Oxford Professor Peter Donnelly (a population genetics and statistics expert).

Bodmer was/is Head of the Cancer and Immunogenetics Laboratory in the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Oxford. Research interests of the laboratory include the fundamental genetics and biology of colorectal cancer.

Tim McElwain DIED. He DIED in the midst of a huge research scandal conducted by researchers and Top Docs who were funded by and worked for ICRF while Bodmer was Director of Research. Bodmer knew what was going on. So of course Bodmer was just the man to promote to ever more senior roles in the genetics of oncology.

Sir Paul Nurse joined the ICRF, now (Cancer Research UK) in 1984. He left in 1988, the year that ICRF got together with the CRC and began the Chilvers et al fraud to Chair the Dept of Microbiology at the University of Oxford. Nurse then returned to the ICRF as Director of Research in 1993, and in 1996 was named Director General of the ICRF, which merged with the CRC and became Cancer Research UK in 2002. In 2003, Nurse became President of Rockefeller University in New York City.

In 2011 Nurse became the first Director and Chief Executive of the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation, now the Francis Crick Institute.

On 30 November 2010, Sir Paul succeeded Martin Rees as President of the Royal Society and stepped down in 2015 when his 5-year term was completed.

Take a long hard look at the Advances In Cancer Research that this lot have actually achieved over the last 40 years or so without listening to the hot air, the exaggerated claims or the downright lies. The only substantial gobsmacking revolution that has genuinely occurred has been in childhood leukaemia. The treatment of that has indeed been revolutionised, children nearly always died in the 1970s and now they do not. There really has been no massive improvement in any other area.

They have received billions, endless PR and picked up knighthoods and peerages. 

If Paul Nurse wants to e mail me with another example of how cancer research has revolutionised a field I will be happy to highlight it on the blog, because I honestly cannot think of one. I mean a real advance Sir Paul, not just a little bit of an improvement or another piece of shoddy speculative nonsense that you’ve written for a journo who doesn’t understand science.

Tim McElwain was found dead after this lot were exposed. 

 

Alan Craft took further training in adult medicine, undertaking a series of paediatric posts before becoming a consultant in 1978. Craft’s initial consultancy position was at North Tyneside General Hospital, where he worked along with a part-time position at Royal Victoria Infirmary developing the new speciality of paediatric oncology. Craft expanded the unit over the next 25 years into an oncology service for the north of England.

In 1985, Craft returned to work full time at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, as a senior house officer, a junior doc’s position, presumably because Craft was acquiring experience in a new field. Training in rheumatology led Craft to an interest in joint diseases in children and from that he established a paediatric rheumatology service.

In 1993, Craft was appointed to the Sir James Spence Chair of Child Health and became responsible for the teaching of undergraduate medical students. Craft was appointed by the Secretary of State for Health Charles Clarke to the new Post Graduate Medical Education and Training Board in January 2006, as the UK’s new regulator of postgraduate medical education. Clarke is the son of a Civil Service mandarin and he knew about Gwynne and Dafydd’s activities in Ancient Times. Charles Clarke was elected as a  Councillor for the London Borough of Hackney, being Chair of its Housing Committee and Vice Chair of Economic Development, 1980-86.

After Gwynne and Dafydd’s friend John Tilley had served on Wandsworth Borough Council when the Council colluded with the ring run by St George’s/Springfield – Tilley arrived in London and began organising in the south London Councils just before John Allen opened the Bryn Alyn Community in 1968 – becoming Leader of Wandsworth Council during the 1970s before Tory Paul Beresford took over as Leader, Tilley served as the Labour MP for Lambeth Central, 1978-83. Tilley then worked as the Chief Economic Adviser to Hackney Borough Council. See ‘Lord Snooty The Third’.

John Tilley was born and grew up in Derby, went to Trinity Hall, Cambridge and worked as a journo on a Newcastle paper and then for ‘The Scotsman’ before joining Wandsworth Council.

Miranda shared a flat in Wandsworth with Charlie Falconer when they were junior barristers. Miranda was the pupil of George Carman and Miranda also had a go at being a Hackney Councillor. 

As well as being a mate of Gwynne and Dafydd, Tilley was also a mate of Lord Scarman and it was Tilley who organised Lord Scarman’s Tour Of North Korea after the Brixton Riots when it was decided that Something Must Be Done and it would be Tilley’s mate Lord Scarman who would do it. There were complaints at the time that Scarman was only being introduced to certain Community Leaders and certain police officers… 

Lesley Scarman of Middle Temple a la Ronnie Waterhouse, Paddy Mayhew and Greville Janner, was appointed a High Court judge in 1961, assigned to the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division, transferring to the Family Division when the latter was created in 1971. Scarman joined the Court of Appeal in 1973, and was sworn of the Privy Council. On 30 September 1977, Scarman was made a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, becoming Baron Scarman. Scarman served in the Lords until his retirement in 1986, when Wendy’s Name Was Cleared.

Scarman was appointed Head of the Law Commission, 1965-73, during which time 27 Commission-inspired statutes were made law. As a judge, Scarman’s career had some controversial decisions. Although widely regarded as a liberal, Scarman upheld the blasphemy conviction of Gay News (1979), punctured the GLC’s Fares Fair low-cost public transport policy (1981) and supported the banning of trade unions at GCHQ (1985). Scarman is best known for Chairing the Public Inquiry on the causes of the race riots in Brixton in 1981. Scarman also Chaired Inquiries into the Northern Ireland riots of August 1969 (1969–1972), the Red Lion Square disorders (1975) and the Grunwick dispute (1977).

After entering the House of Lords, Scarman served as Chancellor of the University of Warwick and President of the British Institute of Human Rights. He worked on behalf of the Prince’s Trust, the Birmingham Six and Charter 88. In 1991 Lord Scarman set up the Scarman Trust.

See previous posts for more on Lord Scarman.

Ian Mikardo was an East End Labour MP when Charles Clarke was busy in Hackney (see ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’). Mikardo was on the left, one of Crossman and Footie’s 1940s crowd, who, with Jo Richardson and Footie, stood accused of being a KGB double agent. Mikardo was a seriously weird and worrying man who was undoubtedly working for someone but I don’t know if it was the KGB… Mikardo retired to Cheshire, land of Peter Morrison, the Duke of Westminster and Dafydd and Gwynne when he stepped down as an MP in 1987, as the dust settled after The Savage Enquiry and Ollie was released from prison. 

Ian Mikardo and his fellow East End Labour MP Peter Shore Supported Wendy  and Marched Alongside The Wimmin.

Mikardo and Shore: 

Peter Shore’s wife Dr Liz Shore (originally Dr Elizabeth Wrong) was a Top Doc who was Deputy Chief CMO, 1977-84 12 Folded Armsx633 0and even during Harold Wilson’s Gov’ts was one of the most senior Gov’t Medical Officers. Liz was a big mate of Richard Crossman and Championed The NHS throughout the years of Gwynne lobotomising. Liz Shore was Dean of Postgraduate Medicine for the North West Thames Region, 1983-93 and Dean of Postgraduate Training for North Thames Region, 1993-95.12 Folded Armsx633 0 Peter and Liz both ended up in the Lords during the Waterhouse Inquiry. See previous posts.

It was Peter Shore who, in his capacity as an East End MP, persuaded Ken Clarke at the Dept of Health to open the purse strings in the late 1980s to develop the old Mildmay Mission Hospital in Shoreditch into an AIDS hospice to care for the dying rent boys who had been in the children’s homes in north Wales, just when Ken was battling with the BMA and the BMA were providing Tony Francis and other Top Docs with advice on how to refuse to answer my complaints and er frame me  (see ‘Apocalypse Now’).

 

Charles Clarke worked as a researcher and then Chief of Staff for the Windbag, Feb 1981-1992, when the Windbag was deluding himself that he could be PM.

Clarke knew the truth behind such matters as these: 

Charles Clarke also knew about Ollie Brooke, Bodger and the rest. So what could be better in 2006 when Brown and I had begun publishing about the mental health services than for Clarke to appoint Alan Craft, a protégé of Gwynne’s old mate John Walton, responsible for the Brand New Board with the remit for Medical Education and Training?

Lord John Walton:

Charles, when Tony Francis was  supplying the Windbag, you and the Windbag’s other minions with information re my alleged Insanity and Dangerousness, did it really never occur to any of you that I and a few others who were trapped by the Gang and left to sustain their constant abuses were bright, had an education and we knew that no-one at all would help us no matter what those vile bastards did, so we took the piss? A great deal in fact Charles, the Empowered Service Users took the piss regularly and we didn’t actually care that it was all diligently documented as Symptoms Of Our Insanity because we knew that they could assault us, perjure themselves, illegally imprison us and even arrive at or even in our beds in the middle of the night after they had sectioned us unlawfully and no-one was ever held to account  so it didn’t bloody matter what they wrote about us. No complaints were ever investigated properly, that Gang just did what they wanted, so we took the piss.

That is why we sang ‘Dafydd Where’s Your Troosers?’, that is why people discussed Dafydd not having given Mary Wynch’s mother an overdose of barbiturates ooh no just two Kalms to help her sleep, that is why F drew cartoons of Dafydd flying a WW I biplane called ‘Pussyfucker’, made jokes about Dafydd having an extension sheath that reached to Cardiff etc etc. They were a Gang of sex offenders and criminals Clarke and no-one would help. We had all been threatened, assaulted, fitted up for crimes that we had not committed and it was ALWAYS after we had complained about their serious wrongdoing. If I had known that Francis was slandering and libelling us to the Windbag and you Clarke, I would have suggested to F that he gave you a call… 

You explain the 10,000 documents in my possession if we were all so mad and dangerous then Clarke, just explain how that lot were able to detail, sign AND date their plans to have us framed and imprisoned; how letters from public spirited members of the public were being sent to the police, to MPs and to NHS senior managers about what they had witnessed happening to us but were ignored; how perjury by Docs, Angels and social workers took place repeatedly in open court but there was never any investigation… Then there are the forged documents that pop up everywhere…

They murdered people who complained about them Clarke and it was us who were supposed to be Dangerous.

Charles Clarke’s old dad Sir Richard William Barnes Clarke (13 August 1910-21 June 1975), also known as Sir Otto Clarke, was born in Heanor, Derbyshire, the son of schoolmaster William Thomas Clarke and Helen. He was educated at Christ’s Hospital, London and Clare College, Cambridge, where he was sixth wrangler in 1931. Clarke sat the examinations of the Royal Statistical Society in 1932 and was awarded their Frances Wood Prize.

Richard Clarke worked for the British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers’ Association, 1932–33. He was then on the staff of the Financial News (later taken over by the Financial Times) until 1939 and devised the Ordinary Share Index, now the Financial Times Ordinary Share Index. During World War II Richard Clarke served in the Ministries of Information, Economic Warfare, and Supply and Production, and with the Combined Production and Resources Board in Washington, 1942–43. Clarke joined the Treasury in 1945 and was its Second Permanent Secretary, 1962–66. He was then Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Aviation in 1966, then at the Ministry of Technology until 1970, retiring from the Civil Service in 1971. From 1973, Clarke was a Vice-President of the Royal Institution.

Charles Clarke’s dad knew my Posh Relative by marriage Lord Gnome AND he worked with Gnome’s daughter Penelope didn’t he Charles? He was Penelope’s boss wasn’t he? Lord Piercy 1945.jpg

Oh do us a favour Charles Clarke you big corrupt fool and piss off out of public life now. And I’ll have a BIG CHEQUE FROM YOU CLARKE. Where do I begin? Invasion of privacy, theft, conspiracy…

According to Sir Douglas Wass, Richard Clarke was “a character you either loved and hated or hated” – although he himself stated “I loved him.” Wass stated that, with the exception of Sir Leo Pliatzky, (Leo Pliatzky also knew Gnome or his family and friends) Richard Clarke held most Ministers and colleagues “in high disesteem”.

Richard Clarke was given the honours of OBE in 1944, Companion of the Bath in 1951 and Knight Commander of the Bath in 1964. Lord Piercy 1945.jpg

 

Between 2006-08, Alan Craft, along with Sue Killen, Chief Executive of St John Ambulance, undertook a major review of palliative care services for children in England for the Secretary of State, eventually producing a report titled Palliative Care for Children and Young People in England.

Craft retired in 2010, becoming Emeritus Professor of Child Health at Newcastle University. Craft is married to Lady Anne Craft, a children’s Angel.

Craft has a large number of professional memberships, both local and international. From 2004 to 2007, Craft was Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. In the 1990s Craft had various roles in the British Paediatric Association before becoming Vice President between 1998 and 2003 and then President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to 2006. See previous posts eg. ‘Too Many Pills’ and ‘Oliver’s Army!’ for details of the many in those organisations who were either involved with organised abuse, negligent, research fraudsters or all of these.

Craft was Chairman of the United Kingdom Children’s Cancer Study Group between 1992 and 1994 and Chairman of the MRC Bone Sarcoma Committee, 1989-96. Craft was a member of the MRC Cancer Therapy Committee, 1989-96 and of the Management Board of the UK Case Control Study of Childhood Cancer from 1992 onwards. Craft was Honorary President of Together for Short Lives.

Internationally, Craft was president from 1999 to 2005 of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP).

Craft established the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund in 1978.

Craft was a member of the scouts movement when he was young and in 2009 he was appointed as Chairman of the UK Scout Association. In 2018 Craft was the County Chairman of the Northumberland Scouts.

Sir Alan Craft, Lady Craft and a Mrs Tracy Craft are listed as Directors of a business based in Northumberland, categorised as a ‘human services’ company. I suspect that the Craft’s business will be some sort of agency that supplies staff at an inflated cost to the NHS that Craft and his colleagues maintain is crippled by the cost of er hiring locum staff.

This is a common scam on the part of NHS staff, although cleaners, catering staff and porters don’t tend to do it. Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate Irene Train, the senior Angel employed at the highest levels by Clwyd Health Authority who was wheeled out to sit on investigations into the abuse of kids in care or psych patients and gave the Services as clean bill of health every time, ran a scam of this nature when she retired. Train was also a Trustee of St David’s Hospice in Llandudno. See previous posts…

These scams are a win-win situation. The Directors of the scam ensure that their NHS organisation remains so shite that no-one but their henchpeople want to work there and remind their henchpeople that if they sign up for the agency they can work the same shifts in the same hospital as before but for double the pay. The NHS will foot the bill while the Directors of the agency join in the screaming about the NHS Staffing Crisis because of Low Pay and the necessity of Increased Investment In The NHS.

Ysbyty Gwynedd has been staffed substantially by agency staff for years now and it has cost the NHS a fortune. When Martin Jones was CEO of the North West Wales NHS Trust, an added advantage of staffing the Trust with agency staff was that Martin made it known that any agency staff who reported abuse of patients or misconduct would not be hired again. Martin didn’t even have to unlawfully dismiss them and pay them off, it was a fantastic arrangement. I was told that Martin had a business arrangement with the agency.

The only Top Doc who has been employed by the NHS at the Hergest Unit for some years now is David Healy. It is entirely staffed by locums who are paid thousands for one shift because even locums don’t want to work at Hergest.

Mark Drakeford knew about this when he was the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister and the situation is worse than ever now that he is FM. Drakeford doesn’t care, it’s just another reason for the big blancmange to share platforms with Jezza Corbyn and bang on about how many more billions they’ll Invest In The NHS they’re doing it right now in the General Election campaign. If any readers want to let me know who is sitting on the Boards of the agencies staffing the Betsi, please let me know. I’ll put their names up on the blog, it is daylight robbery.

 

On 31 July 2009, in a letter to the Newcastle upon Tyne newspaper The Journal, Craft expressed concerns about the local authorities’ plan to restructure children’s services in the region by moving them from North Tyneside General Hospital and Wansbeck General Hospital to a new hospital near Annitsford. Craft stated in the letter that it would be difficult to staff the new hospital at Annitsford, due to a shortage of doctors and nurses, and that “develop[ing] in-patient emergency services for children in Cramlington [would] go against all current guidance and defies common sense”. Craft stated that with the new hospital, there was an opportunity to provide world class services for “all children north of the Tyne, and perhaps further south”, but the proposals meant that children “will be condemned to second rate services for the foreseeable future”.

Business as usual then. 

The flagship hospital in Newcastle was built as the result of a cosy arrangement that Richard Crossman negotiated with T. Dan Smith and other big wigs in Newcastle. The deal was based on the necessity for everyone to keep quiet about but keep the wheels turning of the massive network of corruption in civic life that stretched across the north of England and reached down to London, involving Whitehall mandarins and politicians as well as the usual corrupt professionals. The T. Dan Smith, Poulson and Reginald Maudling scandals were only the tip of the iceberg and the rest of the berg remained hidden because the essential part was the Westminster Paedophile Ring/trafficking operation run by Walton et al… T. Dan Smith was known to have business interests with Wandsworth Council and John Tilley, a Trinity Hall Cambridge graduate, had been working as a journo in Newcastle before, in the late 1960s, he suddenly decided that his heart lay in being a Councillor in Wandsworth…

The Lord Lambton Affair on Grocer Heath’s watch was part of the fest, Lambton who’s daughter Lucinda married Perry Worsthorne, Editor of the Sunday Torygraph.

Eddie Milne was one genuinely honest MP who tried to expose the lot of them. Eddie was hounded out of his seat and the Labour Party replaced him with John Ryman, the husband of Lady Doctor Shirley Summerskill, who doubled up as the MP for Halifax. Summerskill’s mum Edith was a pioneering Lady Doctor who was MP for Fulham and John Strachey’s junior Minister during the 1940s. Edith was subsequently sent north to serve as the MP for Warrington, just as the building of Risley Remand Centre was approved as Gwynne and Dafydd were provided with yet more scaffolding. Shirley was a Somerville graduate who had trained at Tommy’s with Dr Death and Ann and Peter Dally. The Summerskills knew Sadie Francis’s family.

As for John Ryman, he ended up in prison, for serially swindling Rich Ladies out of their life savings. He had married Shirley Summerskill in the late 1950s and they remained unhappily married for years before they divorced. People in the Labour Party did know what Ryman was like, including his Feminist Goddess and – by then a Baroness – of a mother-in-law. Ryman was selected as a Labour Party candidate in preference to Eddie Milne when Harold Wilson was the Leader of the Labour Party.

A deal as rotten as Crossman’s in Newcastle was thrashed out by George Thomas to build the flagship University Hospital in Cardiff. Thomas in his capacity as Secretary of State for Wales plundered the budget that DHSS adviser Brian Abel-Smith had allocated for the rest of Wales to give William Asscher and the big boys in Cardiff a wonderful present in return for their complete silence re Thomas’s own offending, the wider ring and of course Gwynne and Dafydd’s crimes. See post ‘The Great Stink’. There were bugger all medical facilities in north Wales after Thomas raided the coffers but a great many children’s homes. Abel-Smith and everyone else in authority knew what George Thomas had done. The Labour vote in south Wales continued to hold up. 

 

Expert Evidence in Support of Wendy at the Savage Enquiry was also provided by Gordon Stirrat, at the time Prof of Obs and Gynae, at Bristol University and Ron Taylor, Prof of Obs and Gynae at UDMS (Guy’s and Tommy’s).

Gordon is an old mucker of D.G.E. Wood who knew how important it was to Clear Wendy’s name, the staged bunfight being all about keeping Dafydd, Wood et al out of a very deep slurry it. Gordon’s previous is worrying for those of us who know anything about the cock-ups and malpractice in the NHS in the West Country:

Name:                Gordon Macmillan STIRRAT

Date of Birth:    12th March 1940

Degrees and Medical Qualifications:

MB,ChB        July 1964          University of Glasgow
MRCOG        July 1968
MD                January 1976    University of London
MA                August 1979      University of Oxford
FRCOG        June 1981

Positions and Appointments – University of Bristol

1982-2000 Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2000 – Senior Research Fellow – Centre for Ethics in Medicine
1991-1993 Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
1993-1997 Pro-Vice-Chancellor – student and staff disciplinary matters and dispute resolution were part of my role
1004-1997 Appointee of University of Bristol on General Medical Council
1998-2000 Elected member of Senate
1998- Appointed to be Vice-Provost of the Institute for Advanced Studies

National Health Service:

1982 – Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust
1986-1990 Member Southwest Regional Health Authority
1990-1992 Member of Bristol and Weston Health Authority
1992-1997 Member and Vice-Chairman of Bristol and District Health Authority (now Avon Health Commission)
1994 – Member of the Central Research and Development Committee for the National Health Service
1996 – Member of Clinical Risk Management Group for United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust

Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

1997-2001 Member of Council
1997 – Member of Ethics Committee (Chairman from September 2001)

Alternative Dispute Resolution

1996 – Member of Academy of Experts (Member of Council from 1999 and Deputy Chairman from 2001)
1997 – Member of Expert Witness Institute
1998 – Qualified Mediator – Academy of Experts

This is the spiel provided by Gordon to accompany his profile, but I’m not sure on which date:

As Dean of the Faculty of Medicine I was responsible for the setting up of the Centre for Ethics in Medicine (CEM). I now work closely with Professor Alastair Campbell in my role as Senior Research Fellow. My main responsibility is the development of training programmes in Ethics for Healthcare Professionals.  At the request of the Chief Medical Officer of England we have recently prepared and submitted a blue print for a national programme for Ethics Training of all Healthcare Professionals as part of their continuing professional development.  I teach on both the intercalated BSc programme and the undergraduate course.

As Chairman of the RCOG Ethics Committee I am anxious to be pro-active in considering the multitude of ethical problems faced by obstetricians and gynaecologists.

A look at Gordon’s profile confirms that Gordon was just a common or garden Top Doc until he gave Expert Evidence in Support of Wendy (read Expert Evidence In Support Of Bodger, that’s who mattered in the world of Obs and Gynae), then it was ever upwards for Gordon.

Peek A Boo Bodger!

When the investigations into the abuse of kids in care began in north Wales, 12 Folded Armsx633 0Gordon really was in demand. 

Gordon has published a great quantity on ethics with many others, who must have known what he was/is up to…

Here’s Gordon, who, being so concerned with ethics, was facilitating organised abuse in other regions as well as in Bristol, Avon and Somerset:

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There are quite a few Stirrats on the Medical Register, but I can’t see Gordon there; he must he in limbo, as pals of Dafydd so often are re the Medical Register. Stirrat is not a common name, so I presume that the Stirrats are a big medical family. There’s a Colin Gordon Stirrat who qualified in 2001, who might be Gordon’s son. A Fiona Stirrat who qualified in 1981 has voluntarily relinquished her registration…

Ron Taylor of Guy’s and Tommy’s has done his best to disappear from the internet but there are traces of him in academic journals if readers want to find out with whom he worked and when…

 

Those who prevailed over the rot that is Bristol University, including that particularly serious rot in the form of Gordon Stirrat Of Ethics:

As of 2016, Bristol University has had thirteen Vice-Chancellors:

  • Conwy Lloyd Morgan, 1909
  • Sir Isambard Owen, 1909–1921
  • E. F. Francis, (Acting) 1921–1922
  • Thomas Loveday, 1922–1945
  • A. M. Tyndall (Acting) 1945–1946
  • Sir Philip Morris, 1946–1966 – Tobacco King, much of Bristol University was funded by tobacco dosh or of course the slave trade
  • J. E. Harris 1966–1968
  • Arthur Roderick Collar 1968–1969
  • Sir Alec Merrison, 1969–1984 – nuclear physicist friend of Gwynne and Dafydd, helped the Top Docs out of a tight spot on a number of occasions
  • Peter Haggett (Acting) 1984–1985
  • Sir John Kingman, 1985–2001
  • Eric Thomas, 2001–2015
  • Hugh Brady, 2015–

Pof Phyllida Parsloe held senior academic and management roles at Bristol University and the University of the West of England. Phyllida is certainly a barrel of laughs. She trained as a social worker at St George’s in the era that saw Mr Thrope pack Norman Scott off to Desmond Curran at St George’s for Treatment after he’d driven Norman to a breakdown, subsequently worked as a probation officer as well and became an Expert on Poor People With Problems. Phyllida may well know my Posh Relative, Lord Piercy’s second wife Veronica. Phyllida passed through Aberdeen University when Gwynne, Dafydd and Wendy Savage’s mate Sir Dugald Baird was busy illegally aborting huge numbers of babies of low income women and later rocked up at D.G.E. Wood Central, Bristol. Phyllida Chaired an NHS Trust in Bristol and was obliged to resign after a scandal.

Phyllida’s long term close friend/partner was Olive Stevenson, who after a long and distinguished career of extracting local authorities from slurry pits in the wake of child abuse scandals became a Prof of Social Work at Nottingham University. Olive bagged that Chair in 1984, the year of the Gwynne Row. I haven’t previously paid any attention to that, but Olive’s reputation as a Wise And Compassionate Voice Of Reason was founded on her additional report on the death of Maria Colwell in 1973, the first big ‘children’s social work failure’ scandal. Maria died in the care of the local authority in Sussex that was in partnership with Gwynne and Dafydd. Olive was a member of the Committee of Inquiry that followed Maria’s death and a truly damning Report was compiled, laying the blame for Maria’s death firmly on the inexcusable conduct of the Director of Social Services and his colleagues. Olive was so cross at Social Workers Being Blamed that she compiled her own additional Report, exonerating the fuckwits who were in business with Gwynne and Dafydd. Nottingham University’s Dept of Social Sciences already hosted a few friends of Gwynne and Dafydd and they welcomed Olive with open arms. See ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’

The site of the trafficking ring facilitated by Wendy and her colleagues at the London Hospital also embraced Newham and the presence of Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Sunny Jim’s Lord Chancellor Lord Elwyn-Jones as a local constituency MP Labour MP for so many years gave that ring a truly wonderful boost, as discussed in previous posts eg. ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’. The story of Robin Wales, longstanding Councillor/Mayor of Newham, his rotten borough and the ‘regeneration’ of Newham based on its transformation as a world financial centre bankrolled by so many who benefited from the trafficking facilitated by Gwynne and Dafydd has been extensively discussed on the blog. ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’.

However one Newham MP did something so extraordinary that I’ll revisit him, because now I’ve got a better grasp of what was going on in Newham, I’m intrigued as to why he fell out with so many and why.

Reginald Ernest Prentice, Baron Prentice, (16 July 1923-18 January 2001), was the most senior Labour figure ever to defect to the Conservative Party. Reg Prentice was born in Croydon, Surrey and educated at Whitgift School in South Croydon, then at the LSE. Lord Piercy 1945.jpg Reg served in Austria and Italy during World War II.

Reg joined the staff of the TGWU in 1950, the TGWU that for years was led by Lord Jack Jones, a good friend of Dom Mintoff, who served two terms as PM of Malta and who was in addition Mr Big in the Maltese Mafia. Richard Crossman was also mates with Mintoff, as was Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate Lady Juliet Bingley, wife of NATO Commander Vice-Admiral Sir Alec Bingley and father of William Bingley…

Jack Jones has stood accused of being a KGB double agent when he worked for the security services but it is more likely that, like the others on the left who were so accused, eg. Jo Richardson, Lord Jack was simply corrupt and using his position to facilitate Gwynne and Dafydd’s business. The Maltese Mafia had big interests in gambling casinos, as did the Krays and their associates. I think I now know the answer to the question that Brown posed a few weeks ago ie. ‘What did the British Gov’t do in return for the Maltese Mafia?’ re that very cosy relationship between Harold Wilson’s most senior Ministers and Mintoff…

Prentice was a Councillor for then-County Borough of Croydon from 1949. He served on the Housing, Libraries, Planning & Development, Water and Reconstruction Committees. Reg served as Labour MP from 1957 for East Ham North, later Newham North East. He was a Minister of State in Harold Wilson‘s first Gov’t at Education and Science (1964–1966), then as Minister of Public Buildings and Works (1966–1967), and finally was put in charge of the still-new Ministry of Overseas Development (1967–1969). When Labour regained power, Prentice was Secretary of State for Education and Science, 1974-75, subsequently becoming Minister for Overseas Development with a seat in the Cabinet until 1976.

In 1975, Prentice was deselected by his Constituency Labour Party. He appealed unsuccessfully from the rostrum of the Labour Party Conference for the NEC to overturn their endorsement of his deselection. In 1977, Prentice left the Labour Party after a series of battles with left-wing constituency activists such as Owen Ashworth and joined the Conservative Party.

Prentice was elected as a Conservative MP for Daventry in Northamptonshire at the 1979 General Election. Lady Hesketh was instrumental in Reg standing for Daventry. Northamptonshire was the location of yet another ring linked to Leicester and the Gang in north Wales. Northamptonshire’s USP was St Andrew’s Hospital, then a truly dreadful NHS psych hospital which has now metamorphosed into an equally dreadful private facility for Young Adults With Autism and Learning Disabilities. The Young Adults are being injured and found dead at an impressive rate in St Andrew’s.

Top Docs from St Andrew’s as it used to be supplied evidence that was crucial to the conviction of Jeremy Bamber for mass murder in the late 1980s. Bamber has always maintained his innocence and is regularly slapped down by members of the judiciary who snap that the evidence against Jeremy was overwhelming. So were the lies told by the Top Docs and their friends in the forensic science service and the lawyers involved in those cases. Jeremy’s sister, who was one of those who was murdered by whoever carried out the crime for which Bamber is still in prison, was an Empowered Service User who also worked as a model. The sort of girl who was targeted by Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang…

They’re a load of lying bastards Mr Bamber, they do not have any ‘expertise’ and they bribe or threaten other people to lie as well; I have no idea if you are innocent or guilty but I do know that nothing that lot say can be assumed to contain even a grain of truth.

Reg’s new friends in Daventry and Lady Hesketh were part of the Tory network of Gwynne and Dafydd… 

Reg was a Minister of State at the DHSS in Thatch’s Gov’t, 1979-81, under Ronnie Waterhouse’s mate Secretary of State Patrick Jenkin. Prentice ‘left the Gov’t owing to ill health’. In 1981 as Mary Wynch began her journey to the Master of the Rolls.

Prentice was knighted in 1987, the year he stepped down as an MP, as the Gang got ready to put the last part of their Cunning Plan into action to frame and imprison me and Ollie Brooke found himself a free man. 

On 30 January 1992, Prentice was created life peer as Baron Prentice. In the last few years before Reg’s death at age 77, he was President of the Devizes Conservative Association. Peter Morrison’s brother Charles was the Tory MP for Devizes and the Morrisons had run Devizes for decades, the family seat being in Wiltshire. Prentice died in 2001 in Mildenhall, Wiltshire.

Whatever Reg Prentice fell out with the Labour Party over, it wasn’t the trafficking ring in his East End constituency, because when they deselected him Reg simply joined the Posh Tories who ran the same ring.

Just a reminder: Reg’s fellow East End MP Peter Shore, married to Liz the people trafficking Top Doc at the top of Gov’t and the London Medical Establishment, wasn’t only a Cambridge grad who was working for the security services, but he went to Quarry Bank High School in Liverpool. That school was made famous by some old boys who were in the Beatles. Geoffrey Chamberlain was a close friend of Cilla, a pal of the Fab Four in their Slums Of Liverpool days when Gwynne and Dafydd had begun to expand on that nice little earner of theirs.

Prentice’s daughter, Christine, followed her father as a London Borough of Croydon Councillor, 1992-98. Warlingham Park Hospital in Croydon was a truly appalling place in which patients were battered and abused, relieved of their inheritances and found dead. The young adult children of one family ruined by the Top Docs of Warlingham Park were, in the late 1980s, ‘resettled’ in Bethesda by an arrangement between Top Docs and lawyers in Croydon and north Wales. The family had never even visited Gwynedd and had no contacts there. A great deal of the money that they were due to inherit from their mum who was found dead in Warlingham Park disappeared during their ‘relocation’. See previous posts…

Reg Prentice’s East End seat was succeeded by Ronald Leighton (24 January 1930-28 February 1994) became a Labour MP in 1979 by regaining Newham North East, the seat held by Reg Prentice when he defected. Leighton was opposed to British membership of the EEC and was Director of the Common Market Safeguards Campaign, 1970-72.

Leighton retained the seat until he died in office, aged 64, on 28 Feb 1994. The Labour MP for Barking, Jo Richardson, who went back to the late 1940s with Crossman, Mikardo and Footie, died in office on 1 Feb 1994, thus creating an opportunity for Little Nell to become an MP. A lot was happening in early 1994, including Peter Howarth, a member of staff from Bryn Estyn, awaiting trial for the serial sex abuse of boys in care in north Wales and Howarth’s long-time friend and boss at Bryn Estyn Matt Arnold finding that he was dying. Then John Smith died in May 1994… See previous posts.

After Leighton’s death, at the subsequent by-election, the seat was held for Labour by Stephen Timms. Timms inherited everything that Gwynne and Dafydd’s trafficking ring took to Newham but Stephen hasn’t commented on anything untoward yet…

 

Lest anyone is wondering if there was anyone in Parliament who had an insider’s knowledge of the uncontrollable POA whom the Tories believed could only be restrained by installing a serial child sex offender as the General Manager of Broadmoor in 1987-88, there was and it was someone who had worked with the POA, knew exactly how corrupt and violent they were but chose never to make that public. The person concerned was John Wheeler, who had worked as an Assistant Prison Governor before he became a Tory MP.

Sir John Daniel Wheeler, (born 1 May 1940) was elected for the marginal constituency of Paddington at the 1979 General Election, winning the seat with a majority of just 106 after two recounts. Paddington is a constituency with a good number of Top Doctors and it also contains St Mary’s Hospital which by the time Wheeler was an MP was the hospital of choice for the birth of Royal babies, as a result of the presence of Royal Doc Sir Hugh Pinker (Geoffrey Chamberlain’s mate) at St Mary’s. William and Harry were born there. See post ‘Wimmin’s Wellbeing – The Fortnum and Mason Connection’.

Wheeler was put on the Home Affairs Select Committee as soon as it was established. At the 1983 General Election Wheeler was elected for the new constituency of Westminster North, a seat based largely on Paddington but also taking in the abolished St Marylebone constituency. Westminster North contained a good few St George’s folk, St George’s having been located at Hyde Park Corner in Knightsbridge until the early 1980s. St Marylebone covered Harley Street and was the constituency for Very Posh Top Doctors.

Sir John was an MP who represented the grandest end of the British Medical Establishment who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

After 1987, as Ollie Brooke was released from jail, Wheeler was made Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee. Sir John was hoping and expecting to continue this role after 1992 but found that the Conservative whips had made a rule that no member may serve on a Select Committee for more than three terms. It was suggested in the press that this rule was designed to get rid of Nicholas Winterton who had been a troublesome Chair of the Health Select Committee and that Wheeler was regarded as ‘collateral damage’. Nicholas Winterton and his wife Ann were both Tory MPs for Cheshire constituencies and up to their eyes in Gwynne and Dafydd criminality. Nicholas Winterton was known among Bridgwater Tories as being a Westminster Swinger. I am still waiting for Tom King to tell me how they knew about Sir Nicholas’s Swinging in darkest Zummerzet.

Wheeler was friendly with John Major because they entered Parliament together and were ideologically close. Or at least that was their story. When Major became PM, Wheeler was appointed as Security Minister at the Northern Ireland Office. Wheeler  was also made a member of the Privy Council. Wheeler was knighted in the New Year’s Honours list of 1993.

In 1995, boundary changes were announced that would expand Wheeler’s constituency to the west, taking in Labour-voting areas of north Kensington and tilting the seat towards Labour. Wheeler decided that he did not wish to contest such unfavourable territory and sought selection elsewhere. Somewhere perhaps with a greater proportion of rich corrupt Top Docs who were mates with the St George’s/St Mary’s crowd Wheeler?

In September 1995 Wheeler announced his intention to challenge Sir Nicholas Scott in the new constituency of Kensington and Chelsea. Scott was perceived as vulnerable after personal scandals – Scott had one hell of an alcohol problem and was caught out discussing Uganda although the evidence points to Scott’s Ugandan discussions being far more scandalous than ever became public – and ‘also because Wheeler was a very moderate MP in a party which was moving to the right.’ It was also a Party with The Hague as Welsh Secretary who knew that he was about to announce a Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and that the Inquiry would be totally rigged. I have been told that Wheeler also knew that in 1995 the Gang were going to throw the kitchen sink at their attempts to have me sent to live with Mr Savile and this influenced his desire to become the member for Kensington and Chelsea. 

However, Wheeler did not make the shortlist and he was rejected for other constituencies. One newspaper report suggested that Conservative Associations were put off by the security detail who had to come with Wheeler whenever he visited. Wheeler also ‘suffered by association’ when the corruption of Westminster City Council under Dame Shirley Porter was uncovered, his constituency being in the city. The corruption prevailing under Porter’s regime was so serious that it should have prevented all of those involved, including Wheeler, from ever holding public office again. One Top Doc member of Westminster City Council was found dead in the midst of the scandal. Suicide. Nothing further to add…

After Sir Nicholas Scott’s ‘private life’ – a private life about as private as Dafydd’s ‘private life’ – became too much for the Tories to stomach and Scott resigned, Wheeler tried again to be selected in Kensington and Chelsea but met with no more success. I wonder why they didn’t want him?

Although Wheeler’s name was mentioned whenever a Conservative seat fell vacant, he was unsuccessful and therefore retired from Parliament at the 1997 General Election, as the action in north Wales re Ronnie’s Inquiry was underway.

Since leaving Parliament, Wheeler has undertaken a review of airport security for the United Kingdom and Australian Gov’ts in the light of the 11 September 2001 attacks. Wheeler was Chairman of the Service Authorities of the National Crime Squad and the National Criminal Intelligence Service between 1998 and 2002. See the source imageWheeler is a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London with responsibility for the London Borough of Merton, a Borough served by St George’s Hospital Medical School and of which Theresa May was a Councillor in the 1980s and early 1990s. John Wheeler knew another person who knew much about Gwynne and Dafydd, as did his immediate family and his in-laws.

Dr John Dunwoody
Member of Parliament
for Falmouth and Camborne
In office
31 March 1966 – 18 June 1970
Preceded by Frank Hayman
Succeeded by David Mudd
Personal details
Born 3 June 1929
Died 26 January 2006 (aged 76)
Béziers, France
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Gwyneth Dunwoody (1954–1975)
Evelyn Borner (1979–2006)
Children Tamsin Dunwoody and two sons
Alma mater King’s College London, and Westminster Hospital Medical School

John Elliot Orr Dunwoody CBE (3 June 1929-26 January 2006) was educated at St Paul’s School, then trained as a Top Doctor at King’s College London and Westminster Hospital Medical School. Dunwoody was at Westminster when it was the training ground for Top Docs from south Wales who facilitated the ring eg. Dannie and Wilfred Abse, having been popularised by the presence of Royal Doc Sir Clement Price-Thomas at Westminster. See ‘Successful Surgery Of King George VI!’.

Dunwoody worked in Devon as a senior house physician at Newton Abbot Hospital, 1955-56 and as a GP and medical officer in Totnes District Hospital, 1956-66.

If Norman Scott is reading this blog, Norman, John Dunwoody will have been one of those who caused big problems for you. Dunwoody was a key player in the Westminster Paedophile Ring and he went to work in Devon when Mr Thrope decided that his future was as the Liberal MP for north Devon and then PM…

Dunwoody was in Devon when Edward du Cann, Maurice Macmillan et al were causing problems for my father on his farm in Devon as well.

Dunwoody was active in the Socialist Medical Association, with Uncle Harry, Julian Tudor-Spart, Wendy Savage et al.

Dunwoody contested the safe Conservative seat of Tiverton in 1959 and came close to winning Plymouth Sutton in 1964, losing by just 410 votes in a seat that Dr Death would later hold for several years for Labour. Dunwoody became the MP for Falmouth and Camborne at the 1966 General Election. Dunwoody wowed Richard Crossman when Crossman was Secretary of State for the DHSS and served as a Health Minister under Crossman, 1969-70. Think Gwynne and Dafydd…

A well-regarded orator at Labour Party Conference, Dunwoody was spoken of as a future leader of the Party. However, he lost his seat in 1970 and did not return to Parliament…

Dunwoody had campaigned hard for a total ban on smoking, before its negative health effects were universally recognised, and became the first director of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). He served as Chairman of the Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Area Health Authority 1977–82, Chairman of the Family Planning Association 1981–87 and Chairman of the Bloomsbury District Health Authority, 1982–90. From 1996 Dunwoody was Vice-Chairman of the Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Local Medical Committee. Dunwoody was awarded the CBE in 1986, just as Ollie Brooke, friend and colleague of Bodger who was from a south Wales family and went to Llandaff Cathedral School and then Cowbridge Grammar (as did Sir Anthony Hopkins), was jailed and Brave Wendy’s Name Was Cleared.

Dunwoody married Gwyneth Dunwoody (née Phillips) , daughter of Morgan Phillips from south Wales, a mate of Richard Crossman, Footie, George Thomas et al and a General Secretary of the Labour Party. Gwyneth served as the Labour MP for Exeter, 1966-70 and then for Crewe (the constituency became Crewe and Nantwich) in Cheshire, Feb 1974-2008. Gwyneth was deemed a suitable MP to represent that seat down the road from Sir Peter Morrison at exactly the same time that Morrison was selected as the Tory candidate for Chester. Gwyneth dined out of her status as a Strong Woman from a pedigree of Strong Women. Her mother was Labour Party big wig Baroness Norah Phillips and both of her

Gwyneth also served as an MEP, 1975-79.

Dafydd’s mate Dr Bob Hobson who facilitated the huge ring at the Maudsley for years in his guise as a ‘community psychiatrist’ relocated to Manchester University in 1974. See ‘The Mentor’.

Prior to being elected to the Commons in 1966, Gwyneth served as a Totnes Councillor.

The Dunwoodys had two sons and a daughter; their daughter Tamsin Dunwoody served as a Labour  AM in the Welsh Assembly (2003–07).

The Dunwoodys marriage was dissolved in 1975 and in 1979 John Dunwoody married Evelyn Borner. John died aged 76 in 2006 after an unfortunate accident at his home at Béziers, France…

See previous posts for more Dunwoody laffs, the bad behaviour, the police investigations and scandals, Gwyneth’s extraordinary bounce back from virtual bankruptcy while she served as an MP on the location of Gwynne and Dafydd’s north Wales/Cheshire ring…

 

Sir John Wheeler was Chairman of Reliance Custodial Services Limited, part of Reliance Security Group, 1997-2000. He was Non-Executive Director of security equipment companies Jasmin Plc, 1997-98 and Norbain, 1998-99, and corporate intelligence firm Merchant International Group from 2003. See the source imageWheeler is a Patron of Prisoners Abroad, the Director of which, 1989-93, was Keith Best, the Tory MP for Anglesey, 1979-87, the former Welsh Office Minister, who has been fully on board with the Gang for many years…

A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training

As any fule kno, for decades Bangor University sent clinical psychology students on placement to the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. The academic responsible for the clin psy course at Bangor was/is Prof Bob Woods, who doubles up as a lay preacher.

Bob was assisted by others, including Prof Mark Williams who in 1987 discovered the Miracle of Mindfulness among the Gang of sex offenders who ran the NHS in north Wales.

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The Denbigh Dungeon was deemed Suitable To Train Professionals until well into the 1990s.

Dr Peter Higson is a UCNW graduate who worked as a Research Psychologist in the Denbigh Dungeon, then became the Manager of Denbigh in the late 1980s.

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Female clinical psychology students would find that Dafydd would invite them to his office ‘to talk about psychology’. Once in his office, Dafydd would show the student an ancient photo of him and say ‘This is me when I started my medical training. Don’t ewe think I was handsome?’ Dafydd is now a Distinguished Older Man.

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At least one student who had the Talk About Psychology With Dafydd was, by 1987, working as a clin psy at GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital). In 1969, Sunny Jim’s wife Audrey became the Chair of the Board of Governors of GOSH. Audrey continued raising funds for the hospital for the next thirty years, most notably securing an extension of copyright on Peter Pan for the hospital by a Lords amendment moved by Sunny Jim, who also maxed out on his Support For GOSH.

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I was entertained to note that when Dafydd put himself on Facebook some years ago, he used what I presume was that notorious photo used for the Talks About Psychology on his profile…

After I began this blog, people kept telling me that I ought to join Facebook. I was on Facebook at one time, but I have been banned from Facebook. When I tell people this they look perplexed. So I’ll just explain that I was reported to Facebook for Misuse. My crime was to use a picture of my dog Mot on my profile, along with the pseudonym Huw Morgan. Huw Morgan are the first two forenames of the corrupt Judge Huw Daniel and I am told that one of his relatives reported me.

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So there we are, I’ve been banned from Facebook by a relative of a corrupt judge for using a photo of my dog and two names that also belong to Huw Daniel on my profile. That particular relative of Daniel’s befriended me, pumped me for info, read some of my documentation and told me ‘you could get five million for this’ re in compensation so serious was the criminality. Then he let the Gang know what he had read, hacked into my e mail account, downloaded everything and used the info to blackmail a few people. The result is that the blackmailer bagged a lecturing job in the School of Education at Bangor University. He is currently on secondment with the Welsh Gov’t.

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Dafydd, who’s Expertise was such that he Trained Others, began his Medical Training at Liverpool University in 1952, when Winnie was PM and Liverpool was often called the capital of north Wales.

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A great many Top Docs in north Wales trained at Liverpool, including Peter Higson’s sister Ruth Hussy. Ruth worked as a GP and then in Public Health. Ruth was Regional Director of Public Health and Senior Medical Director at NHS North West England. After a stint with the Dept of Health in Whitehall, Ruth was called home to serve as Chief Medical Officer for Wales, 2012-16.

Ruth was a previous Committee Member and is an Honorary Life Member of the Liverpool Medical Students Society.

 

At Liverpool, Dafydd did sod all work and if his record of attendance looked anything like this, he forged it.

Dafydd’s Medical Training was supported by the security services after they spotted Dafydd’s potential as a dangerous idiot who would do anything at all

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and would therefore be suitable for infiltrating Plaid, of which Huw Daniel’s dad was a high profile member.

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Huw’s dad J.E. Daniel met with an unfortunate end in a road accident two days after Dafydd recorded Saunders Lewis’s famous Feb 1962 ‘Tynged Yr Iaith’ radio broadcast.

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As well as infiltrating Plaid, Dafydd’s other role was to train up to assist Gwynne at Denbigh

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and eventually succeed Gwynne in running the prison for the victims of VIP sex offenders that was the North Wales Hospital.

When the Handsome Welsh Plaid Activist Dafydd Dr Dafydd Alun Joneswas undertaking his Medical Training, the Liverpool medical scene was dominated by Henry Cohen.

The Lord Cohen of Birkenhead
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Born 21 February 1900
Died 7 August 1977
Education University of Liverpool
Known for President of the British Medical Association (1951), President of the General Medical Council (1961), President of the Royal Society of Medicine (1971)

Henry Cohen, 1st Baron Cohen of Birkenhead was elected to the Chair of Medicine at the University of Liverpool in 1934. When the Central Health Services Council was formed in 1949, Cohen became its Vice-Chairman, and then Chairman in 1957, the year that Dafydd qualified. Knighted in 1949 when the PM was Clement Attlee,

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the senior colleague of my Posh Relative Lord Gnome.

Henry Cohen was raised to the peerage as Baron Cohen of Birkenhead, of Birkenhead in the County Palatine of Chester, on 16 June 1956, when Eden was PM.

Eden’s son Nicholas

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used the services provided by Gwynne and Dafydd and died from AIDS in Aug 1985 when Thatch was PM, after serving as a Minister in Thatch’s Gov’t. Thatch was a graduate of Somerville College, Oxford, as was my Posh Relative Lord Gnome’s second wife Veronica. Other women descendants of Gnome and their friends were Somerville graduates, including Gnome’s daughter Penelope and WHO?? Priscilla.

Nicholas Eden served as an Energy Minister, Jan 1983-Sept 1984, under Gwynne and Dafydd’s friend Secretary of State Peter Walker

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and as a Minister in the Dept of the Environment, Sept 1984-March 1985, under Secretary of State Patrick Jenkin.

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Lord Henry Cohen was elected President of the GMC in 1961, just as outrage over Gwynne and Dafydd’s crimes grew

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The much-publicised 1961 speech of Powell’s in which he declared his intention to close every asylum in Britain was made to an audience from the National Association of Mental Health (MIND), an organisation dominated by Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates. Lord Balniel was in the audience and did exactly as Powell knew that he would and kicked up a fuss about the patients losing their home. Thus the idea of closing the asylums, including Denbigh, was dropped, to sighs of relief from so many.

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Robert Alexander Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford and 12th Earl of Balcarres, Baron Balniel (born 5 March 1927), styled Lord Balniel between 1940 and 1975, succeeded to the family titles in 1975. Lord Crawford and Balcarres is Premier Earl of Scotland and Chief of Clan Lindsay.

Then:

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Balniel was honorary attache at the British Embassy in Paris, 1950-51 and then worked for the Conservative Research Dept, an organisation notorious for being colonised by gay men, including some who preyed on teens/boys.

Balniel was elected for the Conservative Party in Hertford in 1955 and served as PPS to Henry Brooke until 1959. Henry Brooke served as Financial Secretary to the Treasury (serving under Rab Butler and Harold Macmillan when they were Chancellors of the Exchequer in Eden’s Gov’t) until 1957, when Brooke became Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister of Welsh Affairs in Macmillan’s Gov’t. Brooke caused anger throughout Wales because of his support for Liverpool Council’s bid to secure an approval of an Act of Parliament to flood Cwm Tryweryn in Meirionydd, thereby by-passing Welsh local authority opposition to the scheme. The flooding of the valley to create a reservoir to provide water for Liverpool resulted in the submerging of Capel Celyn, a Welsh speaking village near Bala and the contempt shown for anyone who raised concerns for the villagers of Capel Celyn who did not want to move elsewhere was gobsmacking.  It was when Dafydd was a medical student at Liverpool that he played a major role in the Tryweryn Campaign and travelled to Ireland to learn from Republican activists using violent methods.

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Tom King, Thatch’s N Ireland Secretary, September 1985-24 July 1989:

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In October 1988, John McCann, Finbar Cullen and Martina Shanahan, all from the Irish Republic, were convicted at Winchester Crown Court of conspiracy to murder King and sentenced to 25 years in jail. No evidence was produced in the trial that the defendants belonged to the IRA and the evidence that was produced re their intentions to murder King was ludicrous. The trio were freed after serving two and a half years, after their convictions were quashed. The Court of Appeal ruled that their trial could have been prejudiced by comments made by King who said the defendants should not have the right to remain silent. The former Master of the Rolls Lord Denning criticised the Appeal Court ruling, stating: “British justice has been betrayed by the Court of Appeal, in my opinion. Justice was done at Winchester Crown Court.”

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Lord Denning was a good friend of Dafydd and Gwynne and, I understand, did business deals with them, so to speak.

In 1985, Lord Denning agreed to take part in an episode of ‘Jim’ll Fix It’; Lord Denning knew at the time that Savile was a serious sex offender and involved with even more serious criminality to boot.

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One of the three jailed for conspiring to kill Tom King had a mum who was a well-known Irish psychiatrist. She will have known about Kincora and about Dafydd and Gwynne.

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There was more idiocy re Plots To Kill Tom King in Feb 2015 when it was reported that ‘A gun haul of 40 weapons found by two teenagers in a Somerset river may have been linked to an IRA murder attempt on a former Northern Ireland Secretary of State.The weapons included the barrel of a Browning .50 machine gun and an M16 assault rifle, were discovered by two 16-year-old boys who were fishing in Greylake, Taunton when they found the weapons. Other weapons in the arsenal included a Paras’ ‘AK-47′, MG 42, SA23 9mm, M16 Rifle and a Smith and Wesson revolver. Police said they believed the haul could be from a “former weapons factory in the area”… there was also speculation that the gun haul may be linked to a murder attempt on Tom King… Mr King had a home in Wiltshire… which was believed to be the target of an assassination attempt by the IRA in 1987.’

Not only was there never an assassination attempt on King, but why a load of weapons found in a river miles away from King’s home past or present – King famously barely went near Bridgwater, even when his minions were fundraising and putting on events, King hated Bridgwater, it was far too rough for him – was interpreted as being any indication at all of anything to do with Tom King I cannot fathom.

Lord King achieved every Cabinet position that he held – and that peerage – on the back of him doing deals with the Gang over me.

King was Secretary of State for Employment, 1983-85; Sir Peter Morrison was a Minister in the Dept of Employment under King.

On 2 Sept 1985 King and Morrison Moved On re Gov’t jobs. Nicholas Eden died on 17 Aug 1985. I consulted Keith Best, MP for Anglesey and Welsh Office Minister, re my escalating problems with the Gang towards the end of Aug 1985. Keith spent no more than 4 mins with me and absolutely was not interested but then Tony Francis had contacted Keith as soon as he realised that I was going to complain.

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Keith’s career in politics came to an end after he was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment on 30 Sept 1987 and fined £3,000 for making fraudulent multiple applications for BT shares. On 5 October 1987, the Court of Appeal ruled that his jail sentence was too harsh, and Best was released but his fine was increased to £4,500. Well, Keith was a bent barrister who knew about Dafydd, Gwynne, Tony Francis, me and much else…

I was not alone in being astounded at Keith’s new career in Good Works after his conviction and sentence. In 1987 Keith became the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Federalist Movement, and transitioned to the Secretary role in 2018. Keith is the former Chair of Parliamentarians Global Action. He was Director of Prisoners Abroad 1989–93 and Chief Executive of the Immigration Advisory Service 1993–2009. Keith was Chairman of the Council of the Electoral Reform Society, 1998–2003 and served on its Council for fifteen years. Keith was Chairman of Electoral Reform International Services Ltd 2004-14 and is Chairman of Conservative Action for Electoral Reform.

In 2003, Keith Best was named by The Guardian as one of the 100 most influential people in public services in the UK.

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In April 2010 Keith took up the post of Chief Executive of Freedom from Torture (formerly Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture), where he remained until 2014. Best was then appointed the first Chief Executive of SurvivorsUK; he left that post in April 2017 in order to undertake consultancy and more charidee work. Keith is currently Chair of the Wyndham Place Charlemagne Trust charidee and of Charity 2020 as well as Secretary of both the European Movement and the Parliamentary Outreach Trust.

Keith Best is married to Elizabeth Gibson, former Chief Executive of the charidee the Evelina Family Trust and Office Manager of British Future. They have two daughters.

In 2017, Best became one of the founding members Citizens4Britain – Tories Against Brexit.

I have now discovered how Keith relaunched himself as a Man Of Good Causes. In an 2010 interview to the BBC, Keith explained that Westminster paedophile George Thomas

secured Keith positions to work with charidees and it all took off from there.

George Thomas was around for so long in public life and rubbed noses (as well as other parts) with so many people that more and more gems are arriving on the internet. As any fule kno, George was close mates with Thatch, Thatch claiming that their ‘shared Methodism’ spanned their political divisions. George was Patron/Chairman of the NCH, so this, from 1985, the year in which I consulted Keith Best about those who were procuring children for George, is pertinent:

The NCH established the George Thomas Society and Thatch gave the inaugural lecture of the George Thomas Society at the NCH on 17 Jan 1990. The usual suspects were in the audience, including Esther, to whom I had written in 1987 detailing the abuse and criminality that I had witnessed in the north Wales mental health services. See the source image

 

After Thatch delivered her lecture to the NCH/George Thomas Society, in Feb 1990 the Gang perjured themselves in the High Court in Leeds before Sir John Kay in order to obtain an ex parte injunction against me. It was the first mass outbreak of perjury in the High Court on the part of the Gang during 1990, to be followed by much more.

Here’s a 10 March 1955 pic of George (who had by then been the Labour MP for Cardiff West for 10 years) having breakfast with the Rev Tecwyn Evans and Tudor Watkins, the Labour MP for Brecon and Radnorshire:

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Tudor Elwyn Watkins, Baron Watkins (9 May 1903-2 November 1983) was the Labour MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, 1945-70. Tudor was elected in the same years as George and was a pal of Lord Cledwyn, the Windbags’ family friend who preceded Keith Best as MP for Anglesey.

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Watkins was born at Abercrave near Ystradgynlais on 9 May 1903. He worked as a miner, 1917-25, served as a Labour Party constituency agent in Brecon and Radnorshire, 1925-33 and was the General Secretary to the Breconshire Association of Friendly Societies from 1937 until 1948.

Like Lord Cledwyn, Watkins strongly supported the Parliament for Wales campaign in the early 1950s and was also a supporter of CND, as was George Thomas when CND was first formed.

Tudor Watkins visited the Soviet Union in 1961 and Patagonia in 1965.

Tudor is also credited with preserving the only known population of the plant the lesser whitebeam (sorbus minima) which was endangered in 1947 by British Army mortar practice in and around its habitat, by raising the issue in the Commons, and inducing War Secretary Frederick Bellenger to order the Army to pull out of the area.

After retiring from the House of Commons in 1970, Watkins was created a life peer on 10 May 1972

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as Baron Watkins. Lord Watkins died on 2 November 1983. He was cremated and his ashes buried in the churchyard of St David’s Church, Llanfaes, Brecon. His wife’s ashes are also buried there.

Watkins’s seat was succeeded by Caerwyn Eifion Roderick (15 July 1927-16 October 2011), Labour MP for Brecon and Radnor, 1970-79, when he lost to the Conservative Tom Hooson. Tom was the cousin of Lord Emlyn Hooson, the Hoosons being a farming family from Denbighshire. Emlyn went to Denbigh Grammar School and entered High Society as an adult when he married Shirley, the daughter of Sir George Hamer, a rather grand landowner in Montgomeryshire. Emlyn was a bent barrister who saved the neck of a few Gang members and served as the Liberal MP for Montgomeryshire, 1962-79, before arriving in the Lords.

Emlyn Hooson was approached by a friend and fellow Liberal Party member re Mr Thrope’s activities some years before Mr Thrope was charged; Emlyn was a member of a secret inquiry set up by the Liberal Party to investigate. As Norman told his story, another member of the inquiry panel, Liberal Whip Lord Frank Byers, hurled insults at Norman who therefore walked out of the ‘inquiry’ and made an extensive statement to the police. No action was taken.

Lord Frank’s granddaughter is Lisa Nandy, Wigan’s First Female MP and one of the First Six Asian Wimmin MPs:

Asian Lady Lisa worked as a researcher at the homelessness charidee Centrepoint from 2003 to 2005 – I wonder if Asian Lady Lisa knows Brown’s cousin Katie Dent who worked at Centrepoint and did very well for herself on the back of a deal with the Gang? – and then as senior policy adviser at the Children’s Society from 2005, where Asian Lady Lisa specialised in issues facing young refugees, also acting as adviser to the Children’s Commissioner for England and to the Independent Asylum Commission.

The Children’s Society had a very big presence in north Wales throughout the many years when children were battered, raped, trafficked and often found dead in suspicious circumstances within two years of leaving ‘care’. The Children’s Society were ‘delivering services’ in collaboration with Clwyd County Council. The Children’s Society ‘withdrew services’ from Wales in 2003, presumably as a damage limitation exercise, the Children’s Society never having previously been reluctant to work in partnership with paedophiles, sex offenders and people traffickers. The criminals who had spent so many happy years working in partnership with the Children’s Society continued to Run Services in Wales and still do.

Lord Frank Byers:

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Outside Parliament, Frank Byers was a businessman, a Director of Rio Tinto Zinc from 1962–73 and a broadcaster. Byers died from a heart attack on 6 February 1984, days before I encountered Gwynne. Rio Tinto Zinc owned Anglesey Aluminium, a major employer on Anglesey for years. Liz Stables, the Angel who ran the Student Health Centre at UCNW with D.G.E. Wood, was formerly the Angel for Anglesey Aluminium and Liz remained on very good terms with them there, including senior figures. Liz was friends with Dafydd and had me thrown out the building by security after I was granted one meeting with Gwynne to Discuss My Concerns and Gwynne lied yet again and I then challenged him over that lie as well…

Before Liz Trained as an Angel at the C&A Hospital in Bangor, Liz worked as a school teacher in Birkenhead. Her pupils were very disadvantaged and some of them were sex workers while still at school. Liz kept in touch with some of them and when I knew Liz at UCNW, she used to stay with two of her former pupils in Liverpool, who were both still sex workers. Liz always gave me the narrative of ‘these women are outcasts, they have no-one and terrible lives, in and out of prison and I’ve stood by them since they were at school’. Liz’s role seemed to be to go over to Liverpool when one of her old pupils was up in Court, coming out of jail or going into hospital. Because Liz Knew Them All at the Liverpool hospitals, Liz now being an Angel herself…

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Liz was a Plaid supporter.

Would Liz like to leave a comment on the blog and explain exactly what her role in Gwynne and Dafydd’s trafficking business was?

Liz’s son Gareth became a Top Doctor rather than a sex worker and the last that I heard he was working in Leicester. Asian Lady Lisa’s dad Dipak Nandy for years worked at Leicester University, when that institution facilitated the ring in Leicester and employed Top Docs and social workers who were in business with Dafydd.

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Lord Robert Kilpatrick, Dean of Sheffield Medical School, then Dean Of Leicester Medical School; then Chairman of the GMC, 1989-95:

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Here’s a member of the Asian Community in Leicester, a colleague of Asian Lisa’s:

Here’s his sister Valerie, Labour MP for Walsall since 2010:

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Like her brother Keith, Valerie is a lawyer. Their father, previously a correspondent for The Times of India, worked in the airline industry, while her mother worked as a teacher and for Marks & Spencer, the company that had close links with Dafydd’s friends  and bankrolled the palatial building in Belgravia that the Royal College of Psychiatrists used as their HQ until they could no longer afford it even with the generosity of Lord Sieff. Lord Sieff’s widow is involved with many charidees run by the Top Doctors and their mates.

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Valerie Vaz attended Twickenham County Grammar School, before going on to Bedford College, University of London, where she graduated in 1978. The most famous academic at Bedford College was Liberal peer Lord Conrad Russell, son of Bertrand and friend of Lady Antonia and Swearing Harold.

Lady Antonia is the daughter of Lord Longford aka Frank Pakenham, another who gave long and loyal service to Gwynne, Dafydd et al. Frank’s sister married John B. Harman, Harriet’s dad.

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John Harman was a Top Doc who gave long and loyal service to Gwynne and Dafydd and on retirement in 1972, became President of the MDU.

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In 1984 Valerie Vaz qualified as a solicitor and subsequently worked on legal issues for local government in London. She set up her own law firm, Townsend Vaz Solicitors and has sat as a Deputy District Judge in the County Court on the Midland and Oxford Circuit, both regions hosting organised abuse rings directly linked to the Gang.

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In 1989, the year in which Robert Kilpatrick was headhunted by the GMC to become their Chairman, Dafydd’s mates Prof Robert Bluglass and Dr Colin Berry ‘investigated’ my complaint and found that Dafydd was a Caring Man who could not be expected to tolerate Harassment from me, although his clinical standards must be raised. Bluglass worked at the Reaside Clinic in Birmingham, held a Chair in Birmingham Medical School and was also Chair of an NHS Trust in Birmingham. Colin Berry was a Top Doc from Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry in the West Midlands. Numerous children in care from the West Midlands, including from Walsall, were sent to homes in north Wales.

Here’s Uncle Ernie of ‘Tommy’ fame, a la ‘You won’t shout as I fiddle about’.

Keith and Valerie’s mum was a member of the Asian Community in Leicester as well and sat on Leicester City Council, as the ring raged in the Council’s children’s services. See the source image

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and before that as a solicitor for Richmond-on-Thames Borough Council. Wherever there was a huge paedophile ring in business with the Gang, there was Keith Vaz.

Keith and his mum moved to Leicester just after Brown began his PhD at Leicester University. In June 1987, Keith became Brown’s constituency MP and mine as well because I was living with Brown at the time.

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Dipak Nandy set up the Runnymede Trust in 1968.

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Greville was a member of Middle Temple, as was Ronnie Waterhouse.

Lord Frank Byers:

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Mr Thrope and his wife Miriam:

Emlyn Hooson was a good mate of Ronnie Waterhouse and Geoffrey Howe was also close friends with Waterhouse and like Waterhouse and Greville, a member of Middle Temple. Howe’s wife Elspeth is a relation of Carlo’s wife Camilla and held senior roles in the Equal Opportunities Commission for years. In 1976, Dipak Nandy relocated to Manchester where he worked for the EOC.

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Hooson was also a good friend of Ieaun Wyn Jones, who was elected as the Plaid MP for Anglesey in June 1987. Ieuan was born in Denbigh, where his dad was a Nonconformist Minister; Ieuan’s wife was from Prion, a small village just outside Denbigh and worked as an Angel and midwife in Liverpool and north Wales.

Ieuan is a solicitor who trained at Liverpool Poly, now known as Liverpool John Moores University. John Hamilton was a Governor of Liverpool Poly. Hamilton was the Leader of Liverpool City Council when it was led by Militant and Degsy Hatton was Deputy Leader; the Windbag had his famous confrontation with Degsy and his mates at the Labour Party conference in Oct 1985. The Windbag’s contact and informant Tony Francis had begun getting very nasty with me by Oct 1985.John Hamilton was a Bachelor who wasn’t blessed with children; he was a Quaker who held many roles in educational and youth services in Liverpool. Just before the Waterhouse Report was published, Hamilton nearly died in a house fire. He was still wrapped up from head to foot in the dressings when Ronnie Waterhouse and Paul Murphy appeared on TV to reassure everyone that there was no VIP paedophile ring linking the sheepshaggers of north Wales with High Society abusers from outside of the region.

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Dr Paul Nickson of Bethesda Surgery who was Of The Gang was a Quaker, as was Owain Gethin Evans, Lucille’s henchman in Gwynedd Social Services. Nickson and Gethin both frequented the Friends Meeting House in Bangor. Paul Nickson left Bethesda some years ago to practice as a Top Doc in Liverpool.

Gethin was In The News after the Waterhouse Report was published in Feb 2000, when it was noticed that Lucille’s Deputy in Gwynedd Social Services When it All Happened A Long Time Ago – not that much DID happen, what with everyone Lying To Get Compensation – had, not long before The Hague had announced that there would be a Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, bagged the job of Director of Social Services for Ceredigion. However did that happen?

Meet Elin Jones, AM for Ceredigion and the Presiding Officer for the Welsh Assembly:

 

Ronnie Waterhouse used to preside over cases in Liverpool Courts. In 1989 Ronnie laughed along with Ken Dodd as Doddy cracked jokes from the dock when Doddy was on trial for tax evasion. Doddy was defended by George Carman QC, which might explain why, just as everyone was taking bets on how many years Ken would get and in which prison he’d serve his sentence, Ken Dodd was acquitted. I remember it well because I was being dragged through the Courts constantly myself at the time by the Gang. When I asked my solicitor Alwyn Jones how on earth Dodd had got off, Alwyn didn’t say ‘because Dodd knows about Dafydd and the Gang and Waterhouse is Of Them’, he said ‘No Liverpool jury is going to convict Ken Dodd of Notty Ash’.

Alwyn was friends with Ieuan.

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Alwyn knew that no Liverpool jury would convict Ken Dodd of Knotty Ash because, as I have now been told, George Carman reminded everyone of what he knew about That Girl who continued to make Serious Allegations and would not bloody well stop writing to people about it all. Dr Dafydd Alun JonesGeorge who shared a Chambers with Cherie Booth until 1988.

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Cherie served as Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.

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Cherie is a colleague and friend of Human Rights Lawyer Michael Beloff QC, who in 1996 provided legal advice to Municipal Mutual, the insurers of Clwyd County Council and the North Wales Police, as the shit hit the fan in the wake of the Jillings investigation. Michael’s advice did not help any of the victims of the Gang in any way and was not intended to, it was solely designed to ensure that Clwyd admitted to nuzzing and paid as little as possible in compensation to anyone who did manage to successfully sue. Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

In 1996, one of the Directors of Municipal Mutual was Lord Merlyn-Rees.

Merlyn Rees had served as the Labour MP for Leeds South, which became Morley and Leeds South, 1963-92. Rees succeeded the seat after Labour Leader Hugh Gaitskill died unexpectedly, causing ructions in the Labour Party but an opportunity for Harold Wilson.

Merlyn Rees served as Secretary of State for N Ireland, March 1974-Sept 1976, under Wilson and then Callaghan and as Home Secretary, Sept 1976-May 1979, under Callaghan, in which roles Merlyn Rees facilitated the very serious criminality of the Gang and their network, including the VIP paedophile ring at the Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast, that was directly linked to Dafydd and the Gang.

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Merlyn Rees completed his BSc and MSc at the LSE. 

One of Merlyn’s fellow Leeds MPs was the Tory Keith Joseph. Joseph went back as far as Macmillan’s Gov’t and knew all about Gwynne and Dafydd. Joseph played charades to ensure that Thatch became Leader of the Tory Party as part of the complex negotiations re damage limitation after my grandfather had made a fuss about Edward du Cann’s corruption when du Cann was lined up by himself and others to succeed Grocer Heath as Leader.

Joseph served as the Grocer’s Secretary of State for Social Services, 1970-74. In that role Keith Joseph appointed Barbara Kahan as his adviser for children’s social work. Babs hung around as a Gov’t adviser and an Expert in children’s social work long after Keith Joseph’s political career had died a death. Barbara Kahan.jpgBabs, along with her husband child psychiatrist Dr Vladimir Kahan, had spent years concealing the organised abuse ring in Oxfordshire and prior to that in the West Midlands. Babs was a graduate of Cambridge and the LSE. 

Babs mentored Louis Minster when Minster was a social worker in her Oxfordshire team. Minster was an active paedophile who became Director of Social Services for Richmond-upon-Thames.

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Babs remained as a Gov’t social work adviser for years and in 1990 – think Sir John Kay at the High Court in Leeds!! –  was asked by Staffordshire County Council to Co-chair, with Allan Levy QC, an Inquiry into the so-called Pindown Scandal, which resulted from allegations of abuse in Staffordshire County Council’s children’s homes. Babs and Levy reported re Pindown in 1991…

Pindown was only concerned with allegations of physical cruelty to children in care. That was not an oversight; Staffordshire had for decades hosted a huge paedophile/trafficking ring with links to other regions in the UK. As in north Wales, police and legal/judicial corruption resulted in witnesses and complainants being wrongfully imprisoned and the regional NHS was wrecked because of the criminality. That aspect of the Staffordshire ring was known under Major’s Gov’t; it was concealed for years until it exploded in the shape of the Mid-Staffs NHS Scandal on New Labour’s watch…

Sir Robert Francis QC was Chair of the first Stafford Hospital Inquiry; Francis’s Report was published on 24 February 2010. Francis was also Chair of the full public Stafford Hospital Scandal Inquiry, which began on 8 November 2010; the Report was published on 6 February 2013.

In Feb 1991 Robert Francis QC was the MDU barrister who represented the Drs Francis when they perjured themselves in yet another attempt to have me imprisoned. The MDU and Robert Francis knew that perjury had been committed and they had read numerous letters written by me in which I detailed the criminality that I had witnessed in north Wales. By Feb 1991, I had also had a phone conversation of approx. 30 mins with Ann Ball, the MDU solicitor from Hempsons who acted for the Drs Francis, in which I told Ann very clearly what was happening to psych patients in north Wales. Ann told me that the Drs Francis had reassured her that they knew nuzzing.

I have copies of letters written by Ann Ball to the Drs Francis before Feb 1991 in which she tells them frankly that they do not have evidence for their allegations advising them to drop their case against me. Sadie responded with an angry letter telling Ann that they were Experienced Top Docs who knew a Dangerous Nutter when they saw one. So the MDU continued with more cases against me…

In Feb 1991, Brenda knighted Peter Morrison.

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Robert Francis was Chair of the Inquiry into the Alder Hey Organs Scandal at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool; his Report was published on 30 January 2001. Dafydd’s old mucker Professor Robert Owen, in his capacity as the Medical Ombudsman for the Welsh Office, co-ordinated the cover-up re my complaint about the Gang that was ‘investigated’ in 1989 by Robert Bluglass and Colin Berry. Prof Owen was Prof of Orthopaedic Surgery at Liverpool University See the source imageand also worked as a consultant at Alder Hey. Prof Owen was a fund-raiser for Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey, a facility for parents/families to use when a member is in Alder Hey.

On 27 November 2013, it was announced that Robert Francis had become the President of the Patients Association. On 4 June 2014, it was announced that Robert Francis had become a Non-Executive Board member of the Care Quality Commission.

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On 14 June 2014, it was announced that Robert Francis had been knighted in Brenda’s 2014 Birthday Honours.

On 24 June 2014, it was announced that Robert Francis QC would be chairing an NHS whistleblowing review, the Freedom to Speak Up Review. The Report was published on 11 February 2015.

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On 19 September 2018, it was announced that Sir Robert Francis would be the new Chair of Healthwatch England.

 

The Inquiry Chaired by Babs Kahan and Allan Levy concealed the extent of the organised abuse that had existed in the Staffordshire region for years, with the knowledge of people at Keele University, the region’s Councillors, politicians, lawyers and NHS professionals.

Allan E Levy
Born (1942-08-17)17 August 1942

Bury Infirmary, Bury, Lancashire, England
Died 26 September 2004(2004-09-26) (aged 62)

Edenhall nursing home, Camden, London
Residence Belsize Park, London, England
Nationality British
Education Bury Grammar School
University of Hull
Inns of Court School of Law
Occupation Queen’s Counsel
Years active 1969–2004
Known for Children’s rights advocacy
Notable work
Pindown Enquiry
Home town Prestwich

Allan Edward Levy specialised in family law and was an advocate of children’s rights.Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

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Allan Levy was often more successful in the House of Lords and the European Court of Human Rights than in lower courts or in the Court of Appeal. In 1987, he represented the interests of a 17-year-old girl with