Thought For The Day

Readers will probably be familiar with the ‘Thought For The Day’ spot on Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme. I previously mentioned ‘Thought For The Day’ on this blog when Greville Janner’s daughter Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner did ‘Thought For The Day’ within the same few short weeks as she appeared on the ‘Today’ programme insisting that old Greville was completely innocent, that ‘he was great and he was good’ and while her barrister brother Daniel was threatening to sue the arse off anyone who repeated their allegations that Greville had molested them when they were kids. Laura and Daniel’s sister Marion Janner is a Radio 4 favourite as well, Marion frequently pops up on ‘All In The Mind’ in her capacity as a mental health campaigner, which has involved Marion promoting the ‘excellence’ of one of the abusive mental health facilities in north Wales. See previous posts.

Another regular on ‘Thought For The Day’ is Anne Atkins. Anne Atkins is of course the butt of many a joke because of her extreme disapproval of homosexuality and a number of other things that most people are fairly relaxed about these days. However Anne does discuss the necessity of compassion and charity and in the weeks approaching Christmas, Anne draws attention to severe mental illness, homelessness, poverty etc. Some of what Anne says about such issues is quite sound, but Anne utters the words in the same tone of extreme disapproval that she adopts when she discusses Sin. I get the impression that being on the receiving end of Anne Atkins’ compassion might not be very pleasant. Mark Steel once joked about the horrendous experience that he endured when the BBC booked him into the same car as Anne and he was on the receiving end of the world according to Anne. If anyone who knows Mark Steel is reading this blog post, please feel free to draw his attention to it, because I know Anne Atkins’ cousin and I wanna tell you a story…

Anne Atkins’ cousin is Mr Jim Porter, who for many years owned and was the Headmaster of Hillgrove School in Bangor; Hillgrove closed down quite recently but no-one seems to know why.

Regular readers might remember that Hillgrove and Mr Porter have featured on this blog before, because I worked as a teacher there, 2001-02. I was forced to leave my job when Keith Fearns, the leader of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team and a leading light in Dafydd’s gang, paid Mr Porter a visit, told him that I ‘carried knives and scissors in my handbag’, declared me a danger to the pupils and ordered him to sack me. Mr Porter told me that he told Fearns that there had never been any concerns about me but Mr Porter then received a series of phone calls from parents of pupils demanding that the dangerous biology teacher whom they had been told that Hillgrove were employing should be dismissed. I told Mr Porter that I’d step down to save the school from any further difficulties. At the time, my friends maintained that I should have sued Mr Porter for unfair dismissal, but I took the view that Mr Porter had been threatened by a bunch of gangsters and they were the biggest problem, not him. I still do take that view, but I have received more information since my earlier posts about Hillgrove School and Mr Porter.

I explained in previous posts that Hillgrove School was a small private school which attracted pupils who’s parents wanted them to attend a Christian school, or who had special needs/other problems and who’s parents had removed them from local state schools in despair at the lack of provision, or who wanted a private education for their children but couldn’t afford a public school. There were a small number of children at Hillgrove School who were there because there were difficulties in their families and their parents feared scrutiny if the kids went to a state school. I really liked the kids at Hillgrove and I enjoyed teaching there; however I did know that some of the children had parents who were paid up members of Dafydd’s gang which is why I knew that there would be trouble when Keith Fearns knocked on Hillgrove’s door.

One of the Top Doctors who was abusing and neglecting patients at the Hergest Unit had children at Hillgrove; another Top Doctor from Ysbyty Gwynedd who’s child was being abused by a family member was a Hillgrove parent; two social workers who’s children showed every sign of being abused sent them to Hillgrove; one little boy told me that he was frightened to go to MacDonald’s in Bangor because his mum’s boyfriend worked there and he’d threatened the little boy with a gun; a corrupt police officer also had children at Hillgrove, as did a mental health patient who worked in the sex trade and who now works as an Angel in north Wales. Another boy was known to have parents who were involved with Triads. These matters were open secrets within the school and the wider community. The circumstances that those kids were living in were ignored by the whole of Gwynedd and if Mr Porter had even tried to make referrals to the child protection team, he’d have been destroyed because the people abusing those kids were colleagues and friends of the endemically corrupt child protection team.

There were two teachers who condemned Mr Porter for keeping quiet about the plight of those children, but that was because they didn’t like Mr Porter and his wife and had a personal vendetta against them. One was Wendy Massey, who had knowledge of one of her former neighbours who’s life had been destroyed by Dafydd’s gang and the other was Sally Atkinson, who was a personal friend of Malcolm and Judy Stammers, two Gwynedd social workers who had spent their whole careers working with the gang, including Dafydd at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh when that was still open. See previous posts. Sally Atkinson’s father was John Webster, a lecturer at Bangor Normal College, an institution which had colluded with Dafydd’s gang for decades. Sally had done her own degree at the Normal College. Other teachers at Hillgrove had links with those we know and love. Mrs Charlesworth was the neighbour of Dr Adrian Bell, who taught me in the School of Plant Biology when I was an undergrad at UCNW, 1981-84. Bell’s colleagues were all fully on board with Dafydd, two of them were married to people who were members of the gang and it was Bell who flatly refused to act when I told him that Brown was receiving murder threats in 1983. One of Bell’s colleagues was having sex with local school girls. See previous posts. Mrs Charlesworth’s husband had spent his working life teaching at Coleg Menai, the FE college in Bangor, another very troubled institution which colluded with Dafydd’s gang.

I didn’t take legal action against the Porters, but my lawyer tried to deal with Fearns and took the matter up with Gwynedd Social Services. My lawyer and I had a meeting with Glyn Hughes, the Assistant Director of Gwynedd Social Services and Martin Davidson, the senior manager responsible for mental health, Fearns’s boss. Glyn Hughes admitted that Fearns had acted without authority, had breached confidence as well as told bare-faced lies, had failed to follow any policies and had broken the law. My lawyer asked what Glyn was going to do about the matter and Glyn openly laughed at us and told us that he would be doing nothing. Glyn drew our attention to published guidelines which stated that Glyn had the authority to act but if he choose not to, we could challenge his decision in Court. Glyn then had another good laugh, observed that as I had now lost my job I would not be able to afford to challenge him in Court. My lawyer and I left. See previous posts, eg. ‘Behind The Scenes Regarding Those Legal Happenings’ and ‘Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming?’

I later found out that Martin Davidson was married to Nonn Williams, the Director of Gwynedd Social Services and that Nonn had appointed Davidson to his position.

Shortly after Fearns had paid a visit to Mr Porter, the gang attempted to fit me up for ‘threating to kill Alun Davies’ after I told the secretary of Alun Davies, the corrupt, law-breaking senior NHS manager of the NW Wales NHS Trust, over the phone, that he was a fat idiot. See previous posts eg. ‘Interesting Happenings In The Legal System’.

Alun Davies made eight or nine phone calls to the police in the course of one day, complaining about being called a fat idiot and demanding my arrest. The police told Davies that it would be ludicrous to arrest me for such an offence, so Davies rang them back and told them that I’d threatened to kill him and he was living in fear. When Davies made those phone calls, he was sitting in the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff with Jane Hutt, the then Minister of Health and Social Services and her officials. I was sitting in a locked ward in the Hergest Unit in Bangor, having been sectioned, with visible injuries after having been assaulted by four staff who had refused to document my injuries or allow me access to the police to report the assault. When the bruises faded, I was released with no aftercare and within an hour of arriving home the police arrived and I was arrested for threatening to kill Davies.

Jane Hutt is the daughter of a Top Doctor from Tommy’s and a former social worker, who founded Welsh Wimmin’s Aid, served as a Councillor on South Glamorgan County Council and who has failed to respond to complaints about organised abuse and neglect in every position that she has ever had.

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Years later when I finally obtained copies of my files, I found a handwritten note from Martin Davidson, indicating his involvement and interest in the charges which had been brought against me. See previous posts. I knew nothing about Davidson and the only time that I have ever met him was when, along with Glyn Hughes, he refused to take action against Fearns. After the ‘threats to kill’ case collapsed against me, someone referred me to the DES as a ‘dangerous teacher’. The letter that I received from the DES told me that I was now under investigation with a view to striking me off the teaching register. It contained numerous inaccuracies and fallacious accusations and I challenged the DES. I was then told that my name had been cleared but that if I ever wanted to teach again, I would have to undergo a psychiatric assessment, carried out by the people who had perjured themselves in Court in an attempt to have me imprisoned for ‘threats to kill’ and who had broken the law by leaning on Mr Porter. By the time that I received that letter, I had begun a PhD at Bangor University.

Within weeks I discovered that my name had actually been cleared by a junior Gov’t Minister, who was then named in the media as ‘having allowed a paedophile to return to teaching’. That Minister was a friend of Professor Merfyn Jones, the VC of Bangor University who subsequently came under attack from the gang himself, aided by people in No 10 (see previous posts eg. ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘The Point Is To Change It’). I didn’t know Merfyn when I received the letters from the DES and I didn’t know that the Minister who cleared my name was a friend of the VC (Merfyn was actually the acting VC until 2004, when he became the VC). The remit for reviewing teachers’ fitness to teach who were under investigation was then taken away from the Minister and given to the Social Services.

The Porters found themselves at the centre of a storm a few years later when they were prosecuted under Health and Safety legislation, after a kindergarten pupil, Kian Williams, fell in the playground, sustained a head injury and died. Kian in fact died as the result of an infection that he contracted while in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where he was taken after he fell, not because of his head injury. Kian’s grandfather from Bethesda, who had raised the little boy, told the Porters that he’d never win against the NHS, so he was going to sue them instead. Neither did the HSE mount a prosecution against Alder Hey. The case was heard in the corrupt environs of Mold Crown Court and Mr Porter was found guilty.

Kian’s parents appeared in the media holding hands and crying, explaining that they had been devastated by Kian’s death. A documentary entitled ‘Remembering Kian’, which featured Kian’s mum on a tropical holiday, was screened explaining how she was Coming To Terms With It. Throughout it all, no-one mentioned that Kian’s parents had split up before he was born and he had been brought up by his grandparents since he was a baby.

On the anniversary of Kian’s death, his Grieving Family left flowers on the pavement outside of the school gates. Mrs Porter emerged to take the flowers inside, only to find a Daily Post photographer lying in wait, who then took pics which subsequently appeared in the Daily Post, accompanied by the story of the Callous Murdering Porters Removing Flowers.

The Porters subsequently appealed against their conviction and won. I took the view that was fair and just; lots of people called me a mug ‘after the way that they treated you’, but I still took the view that the biggest problem was, as ever, the Top fucking Doctors. Kian died as a result of medical negligence at Alder Hey, a hospital run by Dafydd’s mates. Furthermore, two members of the Porters’ family were mental health patients in Gwynedd and as with everyone who received Help from the Top Doctors, their lives had been turned upside down. One of the Top Doctors involved was Dr Tony Francis. Mr Porter’s father had been a senior Top Doctor at Rampton Hospital. I could understand why the Porters had no stomach for a scrap with the Top Doctors.

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One further point. The pastoral care at Hillgrove School was definitely no worse than at any other school in north Wales and in some regards a good deal better, as was supervision of children in the playground at break times.

After I left Hillgrove, they employed a new teacher, the wife of Peter Field, the retired Head of the School of English at Bangor University. Peter Field had worked at UCNW since the 1970s, when Dafydd’s gang ran the institution and used it as a vehicle for their trafficking business. One of Peter Field’s colleagues was Prof Tom Corns, who’s wife Pat Corns was a social worker for Conwy Social Services and a member of the gang. Tom Corns’s son is a Top Doctor. See previous posts and comments. Corns and Field had also been colleagues of Dave Nunn, an English Lit academic at Bangor who’s life was destroyed by the gang, who became a Hergest Unit patient and who disappeared off the face of the earth shortly after he read the crazy affidavit about me that Dafydd swore into Liverpool High Court in Nov 1994 in order to secure an injunction against me. See previous posts eg. ‘The Banality Of Evil’.

More recently, I was told that soon after the Porters moved to Bangor, one of their sons had a relationship with Nefyn Dodd’s daughter. Nefyn and June Dodd were the managers of the Ty’r Felin children’s home in Bangor, where the children were beaten, raped, starved, forced to work in local businesses for no pay at all or for a pittance and trafficked and sold for sex at local venues, as well as further afield, including at Dolphin Square (see previous posts, including ‘Are You Local?’). Gwynedd Social Services were so impressed with Nefyn Dodd’s management abilities that they appointed him to oversee several other children’s homes in Gwynedd as well as to directly manage Ty’r Felin. See eg. post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’ Nefyn Dodd was a friend of Dafydd’s. I have been told that the Dodd’s daughter was abusive to the kids in care and that she inflicted real emotional damage on the Porters’ son.

Since my previous posts about Hillgrove and the Porters, I have received information that the coven was far bigger and more organised than I realised. Readers will have gathered that everyone mentioned so far was either part of Dafydd’s gang, colluding with the gang, or deeply compromised by their links with them.

Not long before Fearns paid a visit to Hillgrove, I found out that a special needs pupil at Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in Caernarfon was being violently abused by his stepfather. I followed child protection procedures and contacted the special education needs co-ordinator at Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen, whom it transpired was the boy’s form teacher. She was rude and hostile, seemed to have no knowledge of child protection procedures and told me to ring back after she’d spoken to the boy concerned. She later told me that the boy was not being mistreated and that he and his friend who had told people that he was were ‘liars’ and ‘pilferers’. I subsequently found out that she had asked the boy in front of the class whether his stepdad was beating him. The boy had ran away from home to escape his stepdad. The neighbours knew what was going on but they thought that the ‘school was dealing with it’. I was also told that there were dealers of class A drugs going into the grounds of Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen, terrifying the younger kids and that the teachers were shutting themselves in the classrooms when the dealers appeared and leaving the kids outside with the dealers of whom the younger kids were petrified.

Then there was a massive scene at Hillgrove School in which Caroline Coppock, the drama teacher, who had undertaken teacher training at Bangor University with me, had a public scrap with the Porters, in front of the kids and was sacked, again in front of the kids. It was chaos.

Because I was a newly qualified teacher in a small school with no mentor, I was taking advice – or should I say ‘trying to take advice’ – on these matters from the tutors in the School of Education at Bangor University. I have now been told that everyone get together and conspired to force me out of teaching, because I was reporting abuse of kids after having blown the whistle on the abuse of patients. I don’t know who exactly reported me to the DES; I am told that it was most likely to have been either Margaret Ellis Jones or Dr Prys Morgan Jones. Both were tutors at the School of Education, having spent years working as teachers in Gwynedd schools. Prys worked at Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen and Margaret is married to a senior official in Gwynedd County Council. Prys is also a personal friend of Dr Stephen Williams, an utter shitbag of a Top Doctor who was one of those who unlawfully refused me NHS treatment. Prys and Margaret are both on good terms with Dafydd Wigley, another person who ignored pleas to act re Dafydd and the gang. Prys was a friend of J. Gwynn Williams, Professor of Welsh History at UCNW, 1963-83 and Vice-Principal of UCNW, 1974-79, when Dafydd et al reigned supreme. J. Gwynne Williams was a childhood friend of Sir Ronnie Waterhouse. Williams was the son of a Wesleyan Minister and it was Williams who persuaded Waterhouse to become a lay preacher.

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It has also been suggested to me that my getting the job at Hillgrove in the first case was part of a massive sting. I was previously shortlisted for many teaching jobs but was always turned down at the last minute. On at least two of those occasions, I know that people who knew what had happened to me at the hands of Dafydd and the gang did deals to bag themselves promotion and prevent me getting the job, one such person being Helen Connell, who’s parents were both later left to die by the Top Docs nonetheless as witnesses to what happened to me and others in the 1990s when we all lived in Rachub. See previous posts. Another young man who bagged a teaching job over me was later forced to resign after having sex with one of the pupils. There is nothing like sound judgement is there. Whether the Porters went as far as to offer me a job in order that they could then bring an end to my career a la St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1989 I don’t know, but I imagine that the gang held a champagne party when I got the job at Hillgrove because the Porters were in such a vulnerable position with regard to them.

No-one comes out of this with any credit. Everyone knew that there was very serious abuse of children occurring and had been for a very long time and that the same people were involved in both perpetrating and concealing it over many years. I have always tried to be understanding with regard to just how frightened many people are of that vicious, murdering gang, but my sympathy does not extend to people who abuse my trust, lie and conspire to have me forced out of employment, then fitted up for serious criminal offences and subsequently declare open war on the VC who dared give me a job once I had completed a PhD. A war that culminated in Top Doctors allowing patients to die after Merfyn was appointed Chairman of the Health Board because those we know and love were determined to force him out of public life with his reputation in tatters. See post ‘The Point Is To Change It’.

Dr Stephen Williams needs to be taken down to the police station in handcuffs because he and his mates have a lot of questions to answer.

Now fess up invertebrates and stop your pompousing around Gwynedd as well-respected men/women because you were all no more than long term allies of a gang of paedophiles and traffickers. There is more still to come on this blog.

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As for Caroline Coppock, well she did a nice little deal and bagged a job at Coleg Menai where one of her colleagues told me that she was disastrous but seemed to be bomb-proof.

The irony is that if I had appeared in front of the General Teaching Council, any decision would have involved Professor Gareth Roberts, who was then a big wig at the GTC. Professor Roberts was Head of the School of Education at Bangor University and before that he was Principal of Bangor Normal College and an adviser to Gwynedd Education Authority. I have been told that Gareth Roberts waded into the bun fight to help the gwerin as well, but I’m not sure at which point. Another name that has come my way is that of Nan Bate, a magistrate in Gwynedd who’s father was the Toppest of Top Doctors in Gwynedd for years in the Pre-Cambrian era.

 

Now for Mr Porter’s cousin, Anne Atkins (born 1956), the broadcaster, journalist and novelist.  One of Anne’s novels is entitled ‘On Our Own’. Indeed Anne, the targets of the gang whom your cousin knows all about, is no doubt very frightened of and took orders from when he unlawfully forced me out of my job, have known for years that we are on our own.

 Anne Atkins was born at Bryanston, Dorset and moved to Cambridge at the age of three when her father, David Briggs, became Headmaster of King’s College School. Anne went to Byron House School, the Cambridgeshire High School for Girls and the Perse School for Girls. Rosalind Runcie, the wife of Archbishop Robert Runcie and Angela Rumbold, the Tory MP, are both alumni of the Perse School for Girls. Robert Runcie concealed organised abuse in the Anglican Church and Angela Rumbold was one of those MPs who’s constituency was in the area served by St George’s Hospital Medical School when the staff were facilitating Dafydd’s crimes as well as the south London trafficking gang and Angela colluded with that gang. See previous posts.
After school, Anne went to the Decroux School of Mime in Paris and studied harp under Solonge Renie. If Atkins takes her harp playing seriously, she will know Dafydd’s Wigley’s wife Elinor Bennett and the Wigley’s daughter-in-law Catrin Finch, both very well-known harpists. Dafydd Wigley went to Hillgrove School himself, but many years before the Porters took it over. Atkins studied English language and literature at Brasenose College, Oxford and then trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. The Webber Douglas Academy has trained many big names, including Angela Lansbury, Julian Fellowes, Antony Sher, Donald Sinden, Hugh Bonneville, Minnie Driver, Amanda Root, Julia Ormond and Terence Stamp. Dafydd has many links with luvvies; not only were the kids whom the gang trafficked providing sexual services for luvvies but Dafydd’s mate Professor Linford Rees was the father of 1970s siren Angharad Rees, who married Christopher Cazenove, Cazenove ending up in Hollywood starring in ‘Dynasty’ (see post ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’). Julian Fellowes, as well as being ridiculous, has links to those we know and love and Terence Stamp’s links with those associated with Dafydd are discussed in my post ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’.

Atkins started her acting career at St George’s Shakespeare Theatre in Tufnell Park. Tufnell Park is in the Boroughs of Islington and Camden, the Councils of which facilitated organised abuse via the Social Services and NHS. Both Councils had numerous Councillors who ended up with senior roles in public life including in Cabinet, particularly under New Labour and continued concealing organised abuse when they were  in Gov’t. One such person was Jeremy Corbyn, who is a big supporter of Mark Drakeford, the former social worker who had just been elected the new Leader of the Welsh Labour Party and will be Wales’s next FM. Jane Hutt is a big mate of Mark’s and was at his side throughout his leadership campaign. The Windbags live in Tufnell Park.

Anne’s career moved increasingly into writing until her last theatre appearance at the National Theatre in 1991. Anne really will have rubbed noses with the biggest and best at the National Theatre, including folk like Sir Ian McKellen (see eg. post ‘The Village’). Until the mid-1980s, UCNW had a Dept of Drama which produced a number of graduates who later became famous, including Frances Barber and John Sessions. Then there is the former UCNW English student Danny Boyle, the former partner of Frances Barber. See previous posts. Danny began to receive a great deal of media coverage after Operation Pallial re-opened the investigations into the abuse of kids in north Wales. Who could forget Danny’s opening ceremony for the London Olympics? A celebration of the NHS – Angels bouncing on beds with children! When Danny was a student at UCNW, kids who complained about being gang raped and filmed while being forced to have sex with animals were imprisoned in a dungeon at the North Wales Hospital by Dafydd and kept locked in there by Angels. Dame Judi Dench is a pal of Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass, who concealed Dafydd’s criminality for years, including in 1989, when Bluglass was called upon to investigate my own complaint about Dafydd et al (see post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’). The Redgraves have links with Dafyyd’s associates and the network of  actors linked to Dawn French – French lived near Holyhead as a teenager – know about Dafydd’s gang as well, as did Mike Leigh’s Working Class Radicals from Liverpool and the actors who were based in Manchester. Then there is the generation of younger Welsh actors such as Rhys Ifans, Ioan Gruffudd and Matthew Rhys, who’s parents and parents’ friends were personal mates with members of Dafydd’s gang. See previous posts. It goes on and on…

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Anne Atkins is an Anglican who grew up in an influential Anglican family and she is married to an Anglican clergyman. Professor Mark Williams, who perpetrated the Mindfulness research fraud when he worked as a clinical psychologist with Dafydd’s gang in the 1980s in Bangor, is an Anglican clergyman and Honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Before Mark Williams worked at Bangor, he worked at the MRC Applied Psychology Unit at Cambridge University. John D. Teasdale, one of Williams’s fellow researchers re the Mindfulness scam, was based at Cambridge University. See post ‘The Biggest Expert Of The Lot’. Prys Morgan Jones was a big admirer of Mark Williams.

Atkins was The Daily Telegraph’s first agony aunt, 1996-2000. The Waterhouse Inquiry was announced by William Hague in 1996, began in 1997 and the Waterhouse Report was published in Feb 2000. Press reports constantly stressed that the witnesses who claimed to have been abused in children’s homes in north Wales could not be believed. Atkins also writes for ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Mail On Sunday’, the ‘Daily Mail’, the ‘Evening Standard’, ‘Country Life’ and the ‘Daily Express’. Journos, Editors and the owners of these publications knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the role that Dafydd’s gang played in it but they didn’t publish a word. Amanda Platell is someone who calls the shots in The Mail group; Platell was appointed William Hague’s Press Officer in 1999, just in time for the publication of the Waterhouse Report and remained until 2001, after the worst of the fall-out had been handled. That post really launched Glenda’a career. See post ‘Did Glenda Occupy A Key Role In Keeping It All Out Of The Media?’ ‘The Guardian’ was always far more interested in pandering to its considerable readership of professionals working in health and social care and netting the advertising revenue from Social Services Depts which had been infiltrated by paedophile rings to have published anything about Dafydd et al. ‘The Guardian’ gave Dafydd et al a considerable helping hand when the gang declared open season on a senior sociologist at Bangor University in the early 1990s, by publishing false allegations that he was discriminating against Welsh people when he made staff appointments (see previous posts eg. ‘Badlands’).

Atkins presented The Agony Hour series for Channel 5, Watch Your ****ing Language for Channel 4 and Why People Hate Christians for BBC Radio 4 and frequently comments on programmes such as ‘Question Time’, ‘Any Questions?’ and Today.

In 1996 Atkins used her slot on Radio 4’s Thought for the Day to attack Anglican bishops for supporting a celebration in Southwark Cathedral marking 20 years of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement. Her opinions prompted the Church of England’s first ever complaint about the programme.

Thought For the Day: Dafydd’s gang targeted boys in particular and coerced them into sex work providing services for adult gay men. Pre-pubescent boys as well as those in their early teens were targeted. At the same time, Dafydd and Gwynne the lobotomist subjected gay men in consenting relationships to ‘aversion therapy’ in order to cure them, years after male homosexuality had been decriminalised. In the early 1990s Dafydd told at least one young gay male patient that he should have gender realignment surgery. The teenager had given no such indication that he wanted this.

 

In 1998 the Press Complaints Commission ruled that an article written by Atkins in ‘The Sun’ objecting to Gov’t proposals to make the age of consent for homosexuals equal to that for heterosexuals broke the industry’s Code of Conduct. In the article Atkins stated that “this is not opinion: it is fact. The life expectancy of a gay man without HIV is a shocking 43 years” and “a gay man is, alarmingly, 17 times more likely to be a paedophile than a straight man”. The PCC ruled that these were not proven facts and that she had been misleading the readers. The Sun apologised.

Many of the boys abused and trafficked by Dafydd’s gang died before they were 30, from HIV/AIDS as well as suicide and murder. There is no evidence at all that ‘a gay man is 17 times more likely to be a paedophile than a straight man’ and I cannot understand how anyone working on ‘The Sun’, even the tea lady, could have passed such rubbish for publication.

In November 2007, Atkins defended a motion for free speech on BBC 2’s ‘Newsnight’ when the Oxford Union invited right-wing figures David Irving and Nick Griffin to speak: “When you say that the majority view is always right I think that is a deeply dangerous and disturbing thing to say. I am not for a moment saying that I agree with David Irving or Nick Griffin but I am saying that once you start having truth by democracy you risk silencing some of the most important prophets we have ever had.”

Thought For The Day: Re ‘silencing’ people Anne. In the interests of democracy, rather than prophets, would you now like to write an article or make a broadcast about the sex abuse gang in north Wales with which your cousin Jim colluded?

A prophet who never has a problem drumming up media coverage:

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In September 2008, Atkins prompted complaints after offending the people of Norfolk on BBC Radio 4. In a Thought for the Day broadcast about compensation culture, she said: “No more chestnut trees lining the streets of Norwich, in case the conkers fall on your head – as if that would make a difference, in Norfolk.”

I question the existence of the compensation culture. Some people are indeed very successful at extracting compensation out of organisations, particularly the employees of the public services. In north Wales many such cases of which I know were won because the person claiming for compensation quietly blackmailed the organisation with their knowledge of serious criminality which had resulted in harm to members of the public. However, Anne might like to take a long hard look at the levels of compensation awarded to people who are wrongfully imprisoned, harmed by the NHS, the police or other public services, or have their compensation determined by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; the compensation is usually derisory. In terms of people suing for harm sustained in the mental health system, nearly all claims fail. As indeed do most of the claims made by people who experienced sexual abuse while in the care of the social services as children. Some two weeks ago, Flintshire Council stated that so far, a total of £14k had been paid in compensation to people who were abused as children in care in north Wales. £14k Anne. For decades kids were beaten, sexually assaulted, gang raped, forced to take part in the production of child porn including with animals and coerced into working in the sex industry. Many of the kids involved are now dead.

Over 30 years, I have endured abuse, threats, slander and libel, assault, damage to my property, wrongful arrest and illegal detention, unfair dismissal repeatedly, unlawful denial of all medical care and one of my friends was murdered. I have 10,000 documents providing evidence of serious organised crime in every agency with which I had contact. I am now in hiding after being threatened with a gun. I have never received a penny in compensation Anne, not even from your cousin.

The senior North Wales Police officer Gordon Anglesea was awarded nearly £400k in compensation in 1994 for libel damages after ‘Private Eye’ and others named him as abusing boys in care in north Wales. Weeks after the judgement, Mark Humphrys, one of the young men who named Anglesea, was found dead. In 2016, Gordon Anglesea was imprisoned for historical sex offences against boys in care in north Wales. Anglesea did not have to repay his jackpot. Although he died in prison a convicted sex offender, Anglesea’s widow Sandra continues to receive his police pension.

As for Anne’s comment about ‘people from Norfolk’, as someone who grew up in Somerset I was well-used to people making similar noises about my friends and I, particularly some of the people who taught me at school. I was more highly qualified than most of my detractors by the time that I was 21 and I would have been more highly qualified than all of them by the time that I was in my mid-20s had a gang of corrupt professional people not ruined my career. I heard comments about kids from north Wales being thick and inbred made by members of Dafydd’s gang. Anne Atkins is in no position to sneer at anyone; she was born into privilege, received an expensive education and is still stupid enough to believe made up statistics about gay men and their tendency to be paedophiles. Stick to the harp and Parisian mime Anne, because you know bugger all about male sexuality.

In October 2012, Atkins drew condemnation for a Daily Mail article published under the headline, “I haven’t handed over a sex offender to the police – because I was told in confidence”.

Anne’s cousin didn’t hand over sex offenders to the police either; he was terrified of them and they were paying him money to teach his children. He sacked me instead because he wasn’t frightened of me. I wouldn’t always hand over a sex offender to the police myself; one reason would be that in North Wales there would be a high risk that if one did, their victim would be targeted in order to silence them, including by the police. I detailed in my post ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’ what happened when I did report an abduction and attempted group rape of a young woman in Birmingham. I have a complete lack of confidence in the ability of any UK authority to deal with sex offences. They just cannot do it, any of them. I would even go as far as to advise most victims of sex crimes not to even bother to ‘seek help’ from the recommended sources, the help will almost certainly make matters much worse and swathes of the ‘helpers’ are colluding with sex offenders. In north Wales, Dafydd’s gang used confidential information about people whom they thought may have previously been victims of sex crimes to target them all over again. It’s a nasty business and it is this bad because so many professional people have used their positions in fields such as the theatre, the Church and the media to shield sex offenders haven’t they Anne?

‘And now we have ‘Thought For The Day’ with Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner…’

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I find Rabbi Laura impertinent myself.

 

Anne Atkins’s father, John Davidson Briggs (born 1917) (known as David Briggs), was born in Norwich, son of Canon George Wallace Briggs and Constance Barrow. George Wallace Briggs served as a padre in the Royal Navy and as a clergyman in Norwich, Loughborough; Canon of Leicester Cathedral; and then as Canon of Worcester Cathedral. The gang in Leicestershire of which Greville was a part dated back at least until the 1940s. By the 1970s, there was an organised abuse gang in Worcester but I don’t know how far back that gang stretched.

One of Briggs’s godfathers was the Archbishop of Canterbury, Randall Davidson, 1903-28. David Briggs sang in King’s College Choir both as a chorister, 1927-31 and as a choral scholar, 1936-39. Briggs attended Marlborough College and then studied at King’s College, Cambridge. Briggs sang in the first broadcast Christmas Eve carol service from King’s College Chapel in 1928 and continues to sing in a church choir, although he has now passed his 100th birthday.

 

David Briggs was interviewed by Mishal Husain in A Celebration of Christmas Carols broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on 25 December 2013, thus making his broadcasting career span 85 years. He was again interviewed on the BBC ‘Today’ programme on 24 December 2015.

In 1940 Briggs married Catherine Mary Lormer, a mathematics teacher whose students would include Sir Andrew Wiles, who later proved Fermat’s Last Theorem and Professor Sir Timothy Gowers of Cambridge University. David and Caroline Briggs’s children are Johnny, who farms in Wales; Professor Andrew Briggs; Catherine, who teaches the visually impaired; and Anne Atkins.

As a conscientious objector, David Briggs was drafted into the Pay Corps, which he hated, so his father, who was then Vice-Dean of Worcester Cathedral, negotiated him a transfer into the Medical Corps. However, it became a requirement that members of the Medical Corps had to bear arms, an order which he refused to obey on the grounds that he would not bear arms that he would not use, and faced the possibility of court-martial, but this was withdrawn after the order was found to be against the Geneva Convention and for the rest of WW II, Briggs continued as a corporal, being ineligible for promotion or decoration as a conscientious objector. He took part in the Normandy landings and help set up a field hospital, 102 British General Hospital near Bayeux, where he formed a choir of about 25 Top Doctors and nurses which subsequently performed in different parts of Normandy.

Briggs was well-networked with vintage Top Doctors. Clergymen caught molesting children have long since been assisted by Top Doctors. The Top Docs have always been happy to silence the distressed kids who had ‘nervous breakdowns’ without explanation and write a letter of reference in support of the molester, taking a sympathetic view of their ‘problems’ and attribute it to ‘hormones’, ‘stress’, an ‘unhappy marriage’ etc, while stressing how much good they have done the world and how dreadful it would be if the police were to become formally involved in this matter. By the 1960s, psychiatrists were organising ‘therapy groups’ for clergy with ‘marital difficulties’, which suggests that the Dirty Vicar was quite a common species. One such person who did this was Dr Robin Skynner, a big pal of John Cleese. See previous posts.

We had a Dirty Vicar in Bawdrip, the village where I lived for a few years as a child. The kids at school used to recite a rhyme: ‘There was a young lady from Tod/Who prayed for a baby from God/But it wasn’t the Almighty/Who crept up her nightie/It was the vicar the dirty old sod’ and we all thought that it was particularly brilliant because We Knew About Mr Rigg. So did the Bishop of Bath and Wells, a delegation of furious parishioners went to see him.

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The Bishop told the delegation that The Church Would Deal With It. Rigg was still the vicar of St Michael and All Angels after I had graduated. Furthermore Rigg had been sent to Somerset because he’d previously crept up a few too many nighties in Lincolnshire. Rigg was the only vicar in his family, he came from a legal family ‘with Judges in it’. Rigg’s time at Bawdrip may well have overlapped with George Carey’s incumbency as the Bishop of Bath and Wells, the George who is now fondly remembered as having concealed the sex offending of Bishop Peter Ball, Carlo’s pal, when George served as Archbishop of Canterbury.

Bishop George, whom Brown’s mum used to describe as being ‘as weak as water’:

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After Rigg molested one of the kids in his parish, she was admitted to hospital, where she was visited by Rigg, who molested her again in the hospital. An Angel caught him, called the Top Doc and Rigg was Referred to a Top Doc in Bridgwater. Who explained that Rigg molested kids because Rigg and his wife ‘had a brother and sister relationship’. Brown commented that was hardly an excuse for molesting kids; furthermore it was not surprising that his wife didn’t sleep with Rigg, not only was he a child molester but the marriage was arranged by her father who was friends with Rigg and she was many years younger then the old git with Judges In The Family. There was a happy ending though, Rigg’s wife was appointed Brown Owl and Rigg used to give the girls lifts to Brownies. See previous posts and comments for more J.F. Rigg-related fun as well as for information about three other legendary Somerset vicars, Father Applegarth, Mr Pengelly and the Rev Ballard, who were a source of great entertainment to Brown, Brown’s brother and I in our youth. We just took it for granted that vicars in Somerset were completely mad.

 

In early June 2014, David Briggs recalled some of his experiences from this time in a radio interview given in a brief BBC D-Day anniversary presentation. While in the Medical Corps Briggs formed and conducted an a cappella choir.

From 1946 Briggs taught at Bryanston School, Dorset. With his wife’s help and the boys’ labour, he built the Greek Theatre at Bryanston which led to the Greek summer school which is now held there every year. In 1959, following a short hiatus, Briggs became Head of King’s College School, Cambridge, a position he held until his retirement in 1977. During his tenure he turned the school co-educational. The school’s Briggs Building is named after him.

The zoologist Michael Swann is an alumnus of King’s College School, Cambridge. Swann was appointed as Chairman of the BBC Governors, 1973-80, by Ted Heath who admired the no nonsense way in which Swann, as Principal and VC of Edinburgh University, 1965-74, had dealt with student protests, particularly with an upstart called Gordon Brown. Having cut his teeth on reigning in the man who later became PM on the back of his own knowledge of senior politicians concealing the crimes of Dafydd et al (see previous posts), Michael Swann failed to notice Jimmy Savile hanging about in the BBC, the Savile who was a pal of Dafydd’s. Swann became Lord Swann in 1981, in the wake of Thatch being safely in No 10, Jeremy Thorpe getting clean away with it all and Mary Wynch having been unlawfully imprisoned by Dafydd. Swann also served as VC of York University, from 1979 until 1990, the year of his death. Swann’s brother Hugh was cabinet maker to Lilibet; his Uncle was Brigadier Vivian Dykes, Chief Combined Secretary British Joint Staff Mission Washington, 1942; his stepfather was Sir Sydney Castle Roberts, Secretary of Cambridge University Press and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge; and his brother-in-law was Monsignor Graham Leonard. Michael Swann knew zoologists at UCNW who were colluding with Dafydd’s gang. See previous posts.

During his time in Cambridge, David Briggs became a close friend of conductor, organist and composer Sir David Willcocks and of the Rev Professor Owen Chadwick.

Owen Chadwick was an Anglican priest, who studied at St John’s College, Cambridge and in 1964 became a honorary Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge. Ronnie Waterhouse went to St John’s College, Cambridge and was delighted when one of his offspring followed in his footsteps to St John’s College, Cambridge. Chadwick held two Chairs at Cambridge, was Master of Selwyn College, 1956-83 and VC of Cambridge University, 1969-71.  He also lectured at Oxford University. Chadwick was President of the British Academy, 1981-85.

When Chadwick was VC of Cambridge University, he ‘guided Cambridge through turbulent times in the late 1960s, including the Garden House riot in 1970′. The Garden House riot was the only serious disturbance at Cambridge during the student protests; it resulted in police action and criminal charges against students, yet there were allegations, which Chadwick denied, that the riot had been incited by senior members of Cambridge University.

Chadwick was elected President of Cambridge University RFC in 1973.

Chadwick Chaired the Archbishops’ Commission on Church and State (1966–1970), known as the Chadwick Commission, which recommended that Parliament should pass the regulation of the church to a General Synod rather than disestablishment. The General Synod has consistently concealed even the most serious criminality on the part of the clergy and some members of the General Synod, such as Selwyn College, Cambridge graduate John Gummer, also concealed organised abuse, as well as that by Dafydd et al, as Cabinet Ministers. Gummer read History – Chadwick held Chairs in History at Cambridge – and was part of the Tory Party’s ‘Cambridge Mafia’, ie. Ken Clarke, Leon Brittan, Norman Lamont and Norman Fowler. They led the field with regard to colluding with Dafydd and the gang. See previous posts.

Chadwick was also a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, 1978-94. Lord Lloyd Kenyon aka Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, 1953-88. Lord Kenyon was a major umbrella of Dafydd’s throughout the years of Peak Paedophilia. Kenyon’s son Thomas was known to be sexually abusing at least one boy in the care of the social services in north Wales. When Thomas was caught red handed, the boy was prosecuted after Thomas made a complaint of theft against him – among the stolen items were Polaroid porn shots of Thomas and the boy – and sent to a detention centre. Thomas faced no action. Thomas died of HIV AIDS in 1993; his father died just a few weeks apart from him. Lord Kenyon held numerous roles, including that of President of UCNW, 1947-82; Chairman of Clwyd Health Authority; a member of the North Wales Police Authority; the most senior Freemason in North Wales; Director of Lloyds Bank (see previous posts, eg. ‘A Bit More Paleontology’).

Owen Chadwick was Chancellor of the University of East Anglia, 1984-94. The linguist Andrew Radford worked at UEA, 1975-76, then at Oxford University, 1976-78, then at the University of Essex and then he turned up at UCNW in 1980, where Radford remained as Prof and Head of Linguistics until 1989, before returning to the University of Essex. Radford was infamous at UCNW for being a puerile old git who shagged undergrads on a vast scale. Not only that, but Radford supplied his colleagues at Bangor with the full details of his encounters with students and the authorities at UCNW were fully aware that there was a direct correlation between the students who received Firsts and those who had shagged Radford. Radford was so excessive that he won’t have just taken up such past-times once he arrived in Bangor, he’d have been doing that for years and nothing was said about it when he applied for his next job.

As far as I knew, Radford’s student bedfellows were consenting, but his activities did greatly upset some undergrads, one being a girl who was my neighbour in hall in the first year at UCNW. She became very obviously quite distressed, sought help from the Student Health Centre and guess what? She was sent to Gwynne the lobotomist. After one encounter with Gwynne she was so distressed that she attempted suicide. She was taken to the North Wales Hospital, by which time her mum, who was an Angel in Shrewsbury, had hit the roof and made a formal complaint about Gwynne. As with me two years later, it was Tony Francis who was called upon to reassure everyone that Gwynne had been dealt with and This Will Never Happen Again. The girl’s mum told Francis that her daughter was under no circumstances to return to the Dept of Linguistics. Radford wrote to Tony Francis to tell him that there was no reason why this young woman could not continue as one of his students. No-one confronted Radford or Gwynne, the whole mess was constructed as this student over-reacting ‘because she was ill’ and in the words of Dr D.G.E. Wood, ‘wet’. Francis declared that she was just a ‘weak person’. Years later the girl concerned killed herself, under the ‘care’ of Francis’s former colleagues in Manchester, who had scandalously neglected her for years.

My former neighbour did become seriously depressed, but she should never have been sent to a lobotomist who was running a trafficking ring and someone should have addressed Radford’s behaviour, because it was completely out of hand. I don’t know if there were any other disasters as a result of students not being able to cope with the atmosphere in Radford’s Dept of Linguistics, but I know that at least three students tried to commit suicide after encountering Gwynne. This was not the students, it was him, he was fucking catastrophic and everyone knew it.

I have been told that I was particularly feared by the gwerin/paedophiles’ friends in terms of my potential whistleblowing activities because of the killer info on my CV: ‘BSc II(i) Agricultural Botany, UCNW, 1981-84’. I am informed that people seeing this, even those who knew nothing about me, immediately thought ‘Oh God, the years of Sir Charles Evans, Gwynne, Andrew Radford, Gordon Farley,  John Wilson, John Farrar, Dafydd’s paedophile ring… etc etc’.

So the answer was to wreck career after career of mine and tell the world that I and my close friends were absolute bastards.

Andrew Radford was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1964-68, remained at Trinity to undertake his PhD and then stayed at Trinity as a Research Fellow until 1975.

Dr Prys Morgan Jones was a student at Trinity College, Cambridge at pretty much the same time as Radford. Prys and Ronnie Waterhouse’s friend Prof J. Gwynne Williams was Chair of Welsh History at UCNW when Radford was busy with the undergrads and when my former neighbour tried to kill herself. The other person who knew what happened was Professor of Theology at Bangor, Eryl Wynn Davies, who at the time was a junior lecturer and the warden for our hall. Eryl is a Cambridge graduate as well, but I can’t remember which college he attended.

Here’s one of Eryl’s books:

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There was an elite paedophile/trafficking ring at Cambridge. Whether Radford was part of that or whether he was just a pillock I don’t know.

All of these people knew that there was exploitation and abuse of young people – including very young people, children well below the age of consent – in north Wales and Cambridge. They also knew that lies were being told about me because I had challenged Dafydd and Gwynne, the leaders of the pack. There was no ‘grey area’ with people like Dafydd, Gwynne and Radford, their misconduct could not have gone unnoticed or been open to different interpretations.

When Radford left Bangor in 1989 it was under a very big cloud indeed. Did Radford’s career end? Of course not. He relocated to the University of Essex as Prof, served three terms as Head of Dept and one as Dean. Radford retired in 2013 and since then has been Professor Emeritus. My former neighbour from hall is still dead.

 

While I was googling Eryl’s book just now, I came across another Eryl Davies, Eryl Oliver Davies (22 December 1922 – 31 May 1982), who was a Welsh teacher and school inspector and was Chief Inspector of Schools for Wales from 1972 until his death in 1982. During 1972-82, Dafydd’s gang were abusing kids across north Wales. There was also abuse of kids in west Wales and south Wales. The kids in children’s homes and SEN kids were very much more vulnerable than kids from comfortable homes without difficulties, but what was happening to some kids was so extreme that Eryl Oliver Davies could not have missed it. In 1979, there was a huge row about ‘standards of schools in Gwynedd’ on which the Windbag tried to capitalise. Being the Windbag, he made it a Welsh language issue. It wasn’t a language issue, it was that bloody gang again, the gang who’s members were personal friends of the Windbag’s wife, her parents and her parents’ mate Lord Cledwyn, who was the Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79 and Secretary of State for Wales, 1966-68, (see post ‘How Much Greater Is A Man Than A Sheep?’). Anglesey is generally agreed to be the most corrupt Council in north Wales and that is some achievement; the rot goes back years. Dafydd’s mistress and partner-in-crime social worker Lucille Hughes worked as the Children’s Officer on Anglesey, 1966-69 and Dafydd himself carried out ‘research into incest’ on Anglesey in the early 1960s.

 

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The most corrupt Council in Wales Windbag and probably the most corrupt in the UK. Councillors went to prison and become Councillors again when they had been released, Councillors became millionaires from bribery and corruption in the Planning Dept, children in care were hung from ropes in barns and thrashed… Your wife’s parents were Councillors on Anglesey. 

 

Eryl Oliver Davies was born in December 1922 in Merthyr Tydfil and went to school in Methyr before attending Jesus College, Oxford. I have explained in previous posts (eg. ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’) how Jesus College is and was the ‘Welsh’ Oxford College, which educated many of those who later occupied senior positions which they used to conceal the crimes of Dafydd and the gang. Dafydd’s mate the corrupt judge Huw Daniel went to Jesus College, as did Huw Daniel’s father, the Schools Inspector, theologian and President of Plaid, J.E. Daniel, whom Dafydd knew when Dafydd was young. Professor Gareth Roberts of the Normal College, Bangor University and General Teaching Council went to Jesus College, as did Harold Wilson. Wilson was not Welsh, but when he was PM Wilson moved heaven and earth to conceal the Westminster Paedophile Ring, of which Dafydd’s gang was a branch. Wilson was close to the child abuser George Thomas, the south Wales Labour MP who later became Speaker of the House. George Thomas grew up in the Rhondda near Methyr Tydfil. Thomas was known to be abusing children in south Wales, had links with Dafydd’s gang and Eryl Oliver Davies will have known George Thomas, everyone did. See previous posts eg. ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’.

Eryl Oliver Davies served in the South Wales Borderers and the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry during WW II. After WW II, Davies began teaching at Bradford Grammar School. There was organised abuse in Bradford and the wider Yorkshire region stretching back many years and by the 1960s/70s, the Yorkshire ring, in which Jimmy Savile was a major figure, had linked up to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales.

After teaching in Bradford, Davies before became a schools inspector in Wales, becoming Chief Inspector of Schools in Wales in 1972, just as Dafydd and John Allen’s business of children’s home in north Wales began to take off. The inspection of children’s homes was a responsibility of the Welsh Office and even the Waterhouse Report admitted that the Welsh Office just didn’t bother to inspect most of the homes in north Wales regularly, even after complaints of serious abuse. The Secretary of State for Wales, 1970-74, was Lord Peter Thomas, under Heath as PM. Thomas was Chairman of the Conservative Party, 1970-72. Eryl Davies was appointed Chief Inspector for Schools in Wales in 1972, but presumably he achieved seniority in the years just before that. George Thomas was Secretary of State for Wales, 1968-70. George Thomas had worked as a teacher in south Wales before he entered the Commons in 1945. The Secretary of State for Education, 1970-74, was Thatch. Thatch and George Thomas were good friends, despite the political divide; Thatch maintained that their Methodism was the basis for their friendship. George Thomas was also very close to the Jewish community in south Wales, among whom Greville Janner’s father Barnett Janner grew up (see post ‘O Jones, O Jones’).

Sir Lawrence Byford was Inspector of Constabulary for the region which included north Wales and then Chief Inspector of Constabulary, 1983-87. Byford’s responsibilities covered the North Wales Police from the late 1970s, during which time the North Wales Police were fully on board with Dafydd’s gang. Byford was educated at Leeds University and served with the West Riding Police, 1947-68. He then joined the senior management of the Lincolnshire Constabulary, on Thatch’s home territory, serving as Chief Constable, 1973-77. See post ‘Top Of The Cops’. Byford’s son Mark also went to Leeds University and later rose up through the BBC, becoming Deputy DG. Mark Byford was one of the BBC bigwigs who didn’t notice Jimmy Savile assaulting kids on BBC premises. The Savile who had ruled Yorkshire for decades, who had a flat in Leeds and who was mates with corrupt police officers in Leeds, as well as being mates with Dafydd’s gang.

Eryl Oliver Davies was also a member of the School Broadcasting Council, the Schools Council and the Open University Advisory Committee for Wales. The Open University was famously one of Harold Wilson’s flagship achievements; Wilson delegated the task of establishing the OU to Lord Goodman, Wilson’s friend and crooked solicitor and Jennie Lee, Nye Bevan’s widow. The Planning Committee for the OU was packed with people close to Wilson who were concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring and associated criminality, including that of Dafydd et al.

One such person was Lord Fulton, Principal of University College, Swansea, 1947-59 – the employer of Rhodri Morgan’s father as well as of Dafydd’s buddy Saunders Lewis. Then Fulton was VC of the University of Wales, 1952-54 and again between 1958-59. In 1959 Fulton was appointed Principal of University College Sussex, which became the University of Sussex in 1961. He remained there until 1967. Another of Wilson’s mates on the Planning Committee of the OU was Lord Asa Briggs, Vice-Chancellor of Sussex University, 1967-76 and Chancellor of the OU 1978-94. Briggs was a Cambridge graduate who grew up and went to school in Keighley near Bradford and worked in Intelligence at Bletchley Park during WW II. Briggs was a close friend of Howard Smith, who became DG of MI5 in 1979. In 1967, Briggs was outraged when three Sussex students threw red paint over a visiting US official as a protest against the Vietnam War and nearly 40 years later in a Radio 4 interview, Briggs’s daughter stated that her father had never forgiven them. One of the students was Merfyn Jones, who later became VC of Bangor University. Briggs concealed the Sussex end of Dafydd’s and John Allen’s trafficking ring – kids from children’s homes in north Wales were trafficked to brothels owned by John Allen in London and Brighton – and Briggs will have known that Merfyn grew up in Llanfrothen, a village in the area ruled by Dafydd and Gwynne’s gang, with the local people suffering quite considerably at their hands (see previous posts eg. ‘The Village’). Briggs didn’t die until 2016, which meant that he and his mates in the security services were around a very long time to cause trouble. See post ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’ for the story of the red paint, Asa’s previous, Lord Fulton etc.

If anyone knows whether Asa Briggs was any relation to the Briggs’s in Anne Atkins’ wider network, please let me know.

 

Eryl Oliver Davies died on 31 May 1982 at the age of 59, in post. I have no idea what the circumstances of Davies’s death were but 59 years is not a great age for a professional person and Dafydd and the gang were under pressure in 1982 because Mary Wynch was on her way to the Master Of The Rolls. The different factions of the gwerin were pursuing a civil war at UCNW and were trying to oust Sir Charles Evans; they didn’t manage to do that but they did throw Lord Kenyon overboard. He was replaced as President of UCNW by Sir William Mars-Jones, another one of Dafydd’s huge umbrellas and a friend and colleague of Ronnie Waterhouse. See previous posts eg. ‘Meet The Gwerin!’.

 

Owen Chadwick’s brother Henry was Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. Peterhouse was famous for interesting behaviour on the part of lecturers and students, including parties where men dressed as women, used women’s names and participated in japes. Michael Portillo was one who did so. The Portillo whom I was told when I lived in Bethesda was a regular at gay clubs, the Portillo who denied being gay until one day he remembered that he had been sexually involved with men after all and after that remembered that he’d felt obliged to deny it because Thatch’s Tory Party was so homophobic. That was when they weren’t concealing the crimes of Dafydd et al who were procuring boys as sexual partners for leading Tories such as Sir Peter Morrison and Norman St John-Stevas. See previous posts eg. ‘The Bay Of Pigs Invasion’.

Whether Owen Chadwick was any relation of A.H. Chadwick aka Dr Andrew Chadwick of the BMA who so helpfully assisted Tony Francis, Dafydd et al during the late 1980s/early 1990s in their industrial scale perjury in the multiple attempts to have me imprisoned I don’t know.

 

David Briggs’s sister – Anne Atkins’ aunt – Audrey Ruth Churchill (née Briggs) (1920–2005) worked at Bletchley Park, 1942-45, after graduating from Cambridge. Baroness Jean Trumpington aka Trumpers worked at Bletchley Park, but being Trumpers she did no work, although she ensured that she got to know everyone who was worth knowing. Trumpers was later a fixture at Cliveden – Trumpers’ friend from Bletchley Park Sarah Norton was Bill Astor’s first wife – including the orgies involving the Royals, Gov’t Ministers, call girls and Russian spies which led to the downfall of Macmillan’s Gov’t. Trumpers’ lived in Cambridge for many years, including during the late 1960s and throughout the 70s, when her husband Alan Barker was Head of the Leys School. She served as Mayoress of Cambridge and was involved with the Cambridge Tories. Trumpers was a pal of Rab Butler, who was at the time Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. See post ’95 Glorious Years!’. The high spot of Trumpers’ life cam in the late 1980s, when as junior Health Minister, she was responsible for appointing Jimmy Savile to the management task force of Broadmoor Hospital. See posts ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’ and ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’. After working at the Leys School, Alan Barker became Head of University College School, where Harold Wilson’s sons went to school. Trumpers used to entertain Wilson and Mary to tea (see post ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’).

In 1946 Audrey Ruth married former SOE Officer Major Oliver Churchill. Oliver’s brother Peter Churchill also served in the SOE and their brother Walter was a Battle of Britain ace. Oliver and Peter’s father, William Algernon Churchill, who died in 1947, was a British diplomat and art connoisseur. Oliver Churchill was educated at Stowe School and King’s College, Cambridge.

William Algernon’s wife was Violet (nee Meyers), a classical singer from an influential Birmingham family. Violet’s brother Walter Meyers was a Top Doctor who died young in 1901 and her sister was Stella Churchill who died in 1954. Stella was also a Top Doctor, well-known medical psychologist and psychotherapist who specialised in Wimmin’s Health. Stella was a Girton Girl who subsequently qualified as a Top Doc at the London School of Medicine for Wimmin, which was established in 1874 and the first British Medical School to train wimmin Top Doctors.

London School of Medicine for Wimmin, Hunter Street.

 

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was Dean (1883-1903) while the school was rebuilt, became part of London University and was consolidated with the Royal Free Hospital.

Royal Free Hospital – School of Medicine for Women, Hunter Street.

In 1896, the School was renamed the London Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine for Wimmin. In 1894, the Indian feminist Dr. Rukhmabai qualified as a Top Doctor after attending the London School of Medicine for Wimmin. The number of Indian women students steadily increased so that by 1920 the school, in co-operation with the India Office, opened a hostel for female Indian medical students.

In the early 1980s, there were feminist protests outside of the Royal Free Hospital as a result of the sheer number of wimmin who were so unhappy with their childbirth experiences there. In 1987 I had a bizarre interview at the Royal Free and during the course of the interview, one of the panel divulged information that could have only come from Dafydd or Tony Francis. Duncan Orme, the Students Union Welfare Officer at UCNW who concealed Dafydd’s gang and the havoc that Gwynne the lobotomist was creating, was rewarded for this by a place on the NHS management training scheme, although Duncan ended up with the Third and, I was told, failed his accountancy exams. Duncan’s first post was at the Royal Free. The semi-literate and innumerate Duncan ended up as the Financial Director of one of the lethal, bankrupt and troubled NHS Trusts in Staffordshire. See previous posts for the gen on Duncan.

In 1998, the London Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine merged with UCH’s Medical School to form the UCL Medical School.

Dr Stella Churchill held posts as a Top Doctor at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, the Victoria Hospital for Children and the Italian Hospital, before being appointed anaesthetist to the British Red Cross Hospital at Netley. She was Assistant Medical Officer for Health for Maternity and Child Welfare at Bermondsey, 1920-22, and First Assistant then Deputy Medical Officer for Health for St Pancras, 1922-24. Stella served as the President of the Maternity and Child Welfare Group of the Society of Medical Officers of Health and on the Council of the Save the Children Fund.

There was great poverty in all these areas of London in which Stella was working and contrary to popular myth, the role of Top Doctors in such places was not to selflessly Help The Poor by applying liberal values. The Top Docs were judgemental, usually held the poor to blame for their own difficulties and Wimmin Top Docs were employed to tell their much poorer wimmin patients what to do. Top Docs were fully aware of child prostitution and organised abuse and they were complicit with it. They also played a major role in the transport of huge numbers of children from slums in British cities, including London, to Australia, where the kids led lives of slavery and sexual abuse. The parents of the children were persuaded to hand them over by being told that their kids were going to lives of great opportunities. When the kids in Australia grew up and tried to trace their families, they were obstructed as much as possible by the Australian and British authorities and if they persisted they were told that their parents were dead.

Stella Churchill retired from public health work, became interested in medical psychology and was appointed psychotherapist to the Tavistock Clinic and the West End Hospital for Nervous Diseases. The dear old Tavi began on rotten foundations back in 1920 and many of the crazed analysts who featured in previous posts passed through there. There was a problem from the outset with the Tavi concealing the abuse of children or less powerful people by more powerful people, some of whom were personally known and on good terms with the Tavi. Stella will have had a sound training in discredited psychoanalytic theory and victim blaming, just like Gwynne and Dafydd were still relying on decades later.

The Pioneering Woman Stella Churchill took a strong interest in infertility, STDs and was a member of the Eugenics Society, serving on its Committee from 1931.

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Stella Churchill opened the first local child welfare clinic at Strand on the Green School.

Stella wrote many books on maternity and child welfare, including the 1925 volume ‘The Hygiene of Life and Safer Motherhood’, Edited by Sir W. Arbothnot Lane, Sir William Wilcox, Sir R. Armstrong-Jones, Sir B. Bruce-Porter, Dr E. Sloan Chesser, Dr Stella Churchill, Dr Caleb W. Saleeby et al.

Sir R. Armstrong-Jones was a Welsh psychiatrist and the grandfather of Lord Snowdon, who married Ma’am Darling. R. Armstrong-Jones was the son of a Congregationalist Minister from Caernarfonshire. Armstrong-Jones went to school in Porthmadog and Wrexham, then studied at UCNW and at Bart’s. He married Margaret, the daughter of Sir Owen Roberts (O.M. Roberts), an educationalist from near Bala. See previous posts.

Sir R. Armstrong-Jones’s grandson Tony, Lord Snowdon, enjoyed himself with recreational chemicals and sex workers of both genders, being bisexual. See previous posts. Ma’am Darling’s Top Doctors were Ann and Peter Dally, who were known to be flogging class A drugs and helpful Court reports to anyone rich enough to afford their services. See post ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’. Ann Dally’s drug dealing was facilitated by the corrupt Home Office Drug’s Branch mandarin Bing Spear, who was providing the same assistance to Dafydd. In his old age, Lord Snowdon was one of the bedfellows of Marjorie Wallace, who became a mental health campaigner and established the charidee SANE when it was clear that the North Wales Hospital Denbigh was earmarked for closure. Marjorie’s campaigning message was that nutters needed to be kept locked up and furthermore they wanted to be. I wrote to Marjorie in 1988 and gave her a full account of Dafydd’s crimes. Marjorie did not reply. See post ‘One Dangerous Fucker’. Lord Snowdon’s family seat was near Caernarfon and he used to pop up to north Wales.

 

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From 1925-32 Stella Churchill represented South East Southwark on the London County Council. She was Parliamentary Labour Candidate for Hackney North in 1924 and for Brentford and Chiswick in 1929.

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This crooked lawyer, Labour MP and best mate of George Thomas was also influenced by Dr Stella and psychoanalytic theory:
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There were many other Pioneering Wimmin who trained at the London School of Medicine for Wimmin, who no matter what Jenni Murray believes did as much damage to their female patients as many of those in possession of testicles did. In some cases they did more, because gendered conduct is a bugger like that.
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Dr Stella Churchill was married to Sidney John Alexander Churchill, often referred to as Sidney J. A. Churchill, a diplomat, art connoisseur and author. In 1880, Sid joined the Persian Telegraph Department of the Indian Civil Service, where he gained an extensive knowledge of the Persian language and of Persia. He then served as British Consul in Persia (1886–94) and was in attendance on the Shah of Persia during his visit to England in 1889. Sid followed that up with postings as Consul in Surinam and French Guiana (1894), Palermo (1898–1909) and Naples (1909–12); then as Consul-General in Naples (1912–18) and Lisbon (1918–21). In 1901, Sid was entrusted with the last message from Queen Victoria to Prince Philippe, Duke of Orleans. Sid died aged 59 in 1921, in Levallois-Perret on his way to England.
Sir Sid certainly did well for someone married to a Lady Doctor who was Helping The Poor. He was a collector of Renaissance and Oriental manuscripts and of jewels, bronzes, pictures and other antiques while in Persia and Italy. After his death Sir Sid’s extensive personal collections were auctioned at Sotheby’s, who advertised ‘The extensive and interesting collection of continental & Near Eastern works of art, textiles & embroideries, Italian and Sicilian objects of vertu, knives, forks, spoons, silver and enamels and the valuable and well-known collection of peasant jewellery, the property of the late Sidney J. A. Churchill, Esq’.

From 1880–94, Sid collected Persian, Arabic, Turkish and Hebrew manuscripts for the British Museum (Vol. IV of their Persian Catalogue of Manuscripts is almost entirely devoted to the ‘Churchill Manuscripts’); collected art objects in Persia for the Victoria and Albert Museum under Gen. Sir R. M. Smith and also researched the history of gold and silver work in Italy, especially the Two Sicilies. His Lady Doctor wife spent her life working in the Third Sicily with others who were Helping The Poor.

Sir Sidney wrote many books, particularly on Italian goldsmiths, in both English and Italian. He also had letters relating to artistic matters published in ‘The Burlington Magazine’. 

Sidney and Stella had a son George and their daughter was the archeologist Ruth Plant, 1912-88, who studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Bertrand Russell’s friend (see post ‘So Who Was Angry About What?’) who owned the Brondanw estate at Llanfrothen/Croesor and who’s many posh friends with second homes on Clough’s estate knew about Dafydd and Gwynne and who sometimes made use of their services (see previous posts), studied at the AASA, but years before Ruth. Clough will have known Ruth though, as a well-known architect who had a practice in London during Ruth’s years as a young architect.

 

Audrey’s Ruth Briggs’s oldest son is Toby Churchill (born 29 June 1947), a disabled entrepreneur. Toby founded a company manufacturing communication aids for people who cannot speak. He was born in Cambridge, where he has lived for all of his life and educated at the Perse School, Cambridge and the University of Bath. In 1968, aged 21, Toby became disabled and lost his speech after contracting  encephalitis. Dissatisfied with the rudimentary communication aids then available for people who cannot speak, he designed the first Lightwriter for his own use and, after meeting other people with similar needs, started to manufacture them. Toby set up Toby Churchill Limited in 1973 to manufacture portable text-based communication aids. The company won a number of awards including a British Design Award in 1969, a DTI Languages for Export Award in 1996 and the Queen’s Award for Export in 1995 and 1996.

Soon after partially recovering from his disabilities Toby designed an adapted car for his own use, able to be controlled entirely by his left hand.

Toby’s inventions appeared four times on BBC’s ‘Tomorrow’s World’ during the 1970s. He also set up a wine importing business, a property rental business in France, a super car rental business and was consulted by Cambridge City Council over the design of a public toilet. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Toby’s inventions sound brilliant and I am glad that he has benefited from them, but as with all the media stories that the Top Doctors are currently putting out with regard to us now being in an era of ‘personalised medicine’ with drugs which are ‘tailored to the patient’s DNA’, I haven’t seen any evidence of these innovations and advances trickling down to the mass of the population. Most of the disabled people whom I have encountered are living restricted lives and are worried sick about their benefits being withdrawn, if indeed that has not already happened. There are cases in the UK of physically disabled people being moved into care homes against their wishes because the local authority has refused to pay for the home carers that they need. Other disabled people are giving up jobs that they enjoy because the payments for their assistants have been withdrawn. I don’t see any people whizzing along on the sort of scooter that Stephen Hawking had or driving a Tobyesque car which can be controlled by one hand. But then I’m not a relative of Anne Atkins’ who lives in Cambridge. Before the Top Docs put out anymore PR pieces about smart drugs that interact with one’s DNA, perhaps they’d like to stop the Top Docs in north Wales from exterminating vulnerable people and alert the nation to the fact that the only human contact that some severely disabled people have is the carer who comes in four times a day for half and hour to do the basics at top speed. And if I know anything about Ysbyty Gwynedd, the Angels will still be incapable of getting a bedpan to an elderly patient who’s on the other side of the ward.

 

Here are a few extras to consider in the light of the information provided in this post so far.

Cambridge University features very heavily among the Atkins’ family and the extended network who were concealing some terrible things while adopting a superior grandiose position. Some of those involved were at Cambridge, or knew people who were, in the late 1920s and 30s. There is also mention of art connoisseurs and Cultured people of noble birth who rub noses with Royalty. It’s all rather Sir Anthony Blunt, who as well as being a Trinity College graduate, a distant relative of Lilibet, cluttering up Buck House and spying for the Ruskies, was also an old Queen who was a member of the elite paedophile ring based at the Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast which had links with Dafydd’s gang. Blunt was famously one of the Cambridge spy ring who were members of the Cambridge Apostles. Most of the Apostles came from Trinity College or King’s College.

Rab, Master of Trinity. The extent of his fuckwittery and wilful ignoring of something terrible growing and growing in an endemically corrupt Home Office, criminal justice and mental health system may be read in my post ‘Rab, High Table And The Founding Fathers’.

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There has always been a great deal of fuzziness as to how many Cambridge spies there were; being spies, they couldn’t be believed, so who knows how many there were, but what is certain is that Trinity College and King’s College bred British agents and double agents at that and they will have recruited future generations of agents from younger students.

I know of two definite links to Wales: Goronwy Rees, the Principal of Aberystwyth University, 1953-56, worked for MI5, was a good friend of Guy Burgess and came under suspicion of being a KGB agent. Goronwy’s father was a Calvinist Methodist Minister at Aberystwyth, although they moved to Cardiff when Goronwy was a boy. Goronwy lived in Aberystwyth in his final years. See post ‘A Bit More Paleontology’. Goronwy’s brother was Ronnie Waterhouse’s pal, the High Court judge Geraint Rees. Eric Hobsbawm was an Apostle when he was at King’s College, Cambridge. Eric was one of those who knew Sir Clough and had a second home at Croesor.

Eric’s daughter Julia has spent her life doing ridiculous things like running PR companies and being a Professor of Networking at the LSE. Julia Hobsbawm hit the big time with her PR company Hobsbawm Macaulay in the early 1990s. The Macaulay bit of Hobsbawm Macaulay was Sarah Macaulay, who later became Sarah Brown when she married Gordon, as in Gordon the PM who was up to his neck in undermining Merfyn Jones and destabilising Bangor University. Gordon was mates with the dreadful Lord Jack McConnell, who was at Stirling University with my best friend from school, pursued her, was rejected in favour of the man whom my friend later married and from then on wily old Jack used his knowledge of what was happening to me in north Wales to freeze my friends out of polite company, trample on them while they were under attack from gangsters and climb to the top of Scottish politics, becoming FM in 2001, the year after the Waterhouse Report was published. See previous posts, including ‘The Turn Of The Screw’.

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Never mind the grief that I’ve been put through Gordon, what about all the patients whom the Top Docs allowed to die when Merfyn was Chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, in order to force his resignation?


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I was watching some old clips of Kilroy yesterday, searching for the clips of Dafydd when he made guest appearances on there in the 1990s, when the gwerin sent up a distress flare and guess what I found? I found a clip with Julia Hobsbawm on Kilroy! Annabel Heseltine was on the same clip. Julia and Annabel were both sporting angry red lipstick – warning plumage – and were very angry with Max Clifford, who was also on the show, because Max had laid a sting and outed Jerry Hayes, the Tory MP for Harlow, as having clandestine liaisons with men/boys. Annabel shrieked that Max had ruined a good man’s career and Julia told Max that PR was not about sleaze and deception, PR was, would you believe ethical. Really Julia??? The clip was from a Kilroy show in Jan 1997. The beginning of the year in which Waterhouse would listen to the horrific tales of life in the north Wales children’s homes and denounce it all as a pack of lies, the year that Dafydd’s gang were beavering away behind the scenes trying to get me incarcerated in Broadmoor with Jimmy Savile.

Max defended himself by saying that he had outed a Tory hypocrite because he was supporting Labour being so very angry ‘about what the Tories had done to the NHS’.

Max later went to prison for serial sexual assaults. Annabel’s dad repeatedly used his knowledge of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and what was happening to me at the hands of Dafydd’s gang to try and become PM. And as for Sarah – er, didn’t she know a man who was soon to be the Labour Gov’ts Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time?

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Would Sarah Jane Brown a ‘British campaigner for global health and education, founder and President of the children’s charity Theirworld, the Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education and the co-founder of A World at School’ like to tell us whether all those NHS deaths were worth it?

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In 2008 Sarah became the global patron for the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. You dumb bitch Sarah, you lost your own child, so you made sure that the lethal maternity services in north Wales, in Shropshire, in Morecombe Bay and elsewhere continued to kill mothers and babies so that your husband could have a job that he wasn’t very good at. Oh and my friend’s baby died as well. Not because like your Jennifer there were serious problems, but because she was my best friend, she was a witness and the Top Docs killed her baby out of criminal neglect to send out a message, just as they did when they found that there was nothing that they could do for Merfyn’s wife when your husband had just become PM…

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Hey Dafydd, all you need is a bit of red lipstick and you’ll be on the Woman’s Hour Power List too!

 

Gwilym Williams, graduate of Jesus College, Oxford and the Bishop of Bangor, 1957-82 and Archbishop of Wales, 1971-82, was one of those complicit with Dafydd and the gang who used his knowledge of Dafydd et al procuring children for Tories such as Sir Peter Morrison and Norman St John-Stevas to overcome Willie Whitelaw’s and Thatch’s resistance to establishing S4C. The succeeding Bishop of Bangor, Cledan Mears, was also a big mate of Dafydd’s. See previous posts.

Dafydd’s gang in north Wales/Chester were linked with the gang at Cambridge. In 1997 – the year of the Kilroy clip! – there was a big paedophile trial at Chester Crown Court. The presiding judge was Dafydd’s mate, the corrupt Huw Daniel, graduate of Jesus College, Oxford himself. The police asked Daniel not to lift the order concealing the identity of a small number of defendants, because it would jeopardise a forthcoming trial of Mr Bigs. Huw ignored the police’s request and lifted the order, thus sabotaging the trial. The trial of one man went ahead, Keith Laverack. Laverack was the former Director of Cambridgeshire Social Services. He had worked in children’s homes in Cheshire during the 1970s and then in Cambridgeshire. Laverack was found guilty and Daniel made a rousing speech which must have had a few creeps masturbating in the aisles, waxing lyrical about Laverack’s ‘perverted lusts’. The no nonsense judge received a round of applause from the gallery. The Big Boys got away. See previous posts. Should Laverack have ever wanted to become a supergrass and name the Big Boys, he wouldn’t have been much use, because the defence would have squealed loudly about him being a convicted sex offender who couldn’t be believed.

Huw Daniel was one of the barristers working in Chester and Wales during the 1970s and 80s who concealed the abuse of the children for which he jailed Laverack years later.

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Professor Fergus Lowe, who overthrew Dafydd’s influence in the Dept of Psychology in the late 1980s and built his own empire which was just as toxic, as well as desperately forging links with US universities, also worked very hard at partnering with Cambridge University academics ie. people like Simon Baron Cohen, who in turn had worked with some very questionable people themselves (see previous posts). The Ground Breaking Work at Bangor on dyslexia by Prof Tim Miles was carried out on children on Anglesey in the 1960s. Er, yes. When Lucille was Children’s Officer on Anglesey and Dafydd had just finished his ‘research’ on incest  on the island.

In terms of Anne Atkins’ cousin arriving in a very Welsh part of Wales to run a small private school when he and his wife were very hostile to the Welsh language and were very rude about Wales and Welsh people, the Porters stated that they took Hillgrove over in 1975. Which was the year that the Leo Abse-inspired Children Act arrived on the statute books and opened the floodgates for Dafydd and the gang, as hundreds of children were removed from their families and sent to live with the paedophile gang. The sort of children that ended up in the hands of Dafydd and John Allen were not the sort of children who went to Hillgrove. If any readers know why Anne’s network took root in Bangor in 1975, please do let me know.

I was not the only teacher unlawfully forced out of my job at Hillgrove; another teacher was as well, at exactly the same time as me. I was very friendly with her and we always used to go for a coffee after school. Those we know and love knew that we were friends. She was in a very violent marriage and every time that she threatened to leave her husband he’d tell her that if she did, he would tell Hillgrove School that she was a ‘drug addict’ and get her the sack. The only drugs that she was addicted to were benzodiazepines that her GP had prescribed in order to help her cope with the maniac whom she was living with. When Fearns came after me, Hillgrove School received a phone call from my friend’s husband informing them that she had a ‘drug problem’. The ‘diagnosis’ was backed up by a letter from a Top Doctor who had prescribed the drugs… My friend lived in Llandudno. Another part of Dafydd’s empire. I was told about a year later that my friend did leave her husband once she lost her job at Hillgrove because she had nothing to tie her to north west Wales anymore. She ended up homeless as the toe rag of an ex-husband caused problems everywhere that she went.

Perhaps Anne Atkins is thinking of a donation to St Martin-in-the-Fields this Christmas for their homelessness work? It’s a Christmas tradition, then when normal programmes resume, everyone goes back to ignoring the homeless once more or blaming them for not having somewhere to live.

 

Now for a little bit of background about Bangor Normal College, the teacher training college which merged with Bangor University in 1996, which if anything was an even bigger stronghold of the paedophiles’ friends than UCNW/Bangor University and Aberystwyth Universities.

The Normal College Y Coleg Normal was an independent teacher training college, founded in 1858. It was created through the efforts of the British and Foreign School Society and through Sir Hugh Owen and was funded by £11,000 raised through subscription and £2,000 of Government money. Sir Hugh Owen (14 January 1804 – 20 November 1881) was the main founder of Aberystwyth University. Hugh Owen was born on Anglesey and moved to London at the age of 21 to work as a solicitor’s clerk. He went to work for the Poor Law Commission in 1836, eventually becoming its Chief Clerk in 1853.

Owen became involved in the British and Foreign School Society in London and in 1843 published an open letter to the people of Wales, advocating the need to establish British and Foreign schools in Wales. As a Nonconformist, Owen supported the idea of non-denominational day schools. In 1843 he was instrumental in the appointing of an agent for the British and Foreign schools Society in North Wales and then in South Wales at a later date.

In 1846 Owen became honorary Secretary of the Cambrian Educational Society and published another letter advocating the establishment of schools in Wales. His campaign led to the establishment of a number of schools, but highlighted another problem: a shortage of trained teachers. In 1856 Owen was one of the founder member of a movement to establish the Normal College at Bangor for teacher training. His vision included another teacher training college in South Wales, one specifically for women in Swansea and a university for Wales. In 1863 a committee was formed to raise the funds to establish a University for Wales in Aberystwyth. By 1872, the University opened. It was not financially stable and Hugh Owen retired in order to raise funds, to clear the debt, and secure the future of the University.

Owen was briefly a member of the London School Board, elected to fill a casual vacancy in April 1872. He stood down at the November 1873 school board elections.

Owen saw the need to improve the education in intermediate schools, so that there were suitably qualified entrants for the new University. At the National Eisteddfod in Caernarfon in 1880, he read a paper to members of the Society of Cymmrodorion on Intermediate Education in Ireland and Secondary Education in Wales. This eventually led to the passing of the Welsh Intermediate Education Act of 1889.

I mentioned earlier in this post and I have discussed in previous posts the background of Professor Gareth Roberts who served as Principal of the Normal College, until it merged with Bangor University, when Professor Roberts then became a senior member of staff in the School of Education. Gareth Roberts was formerly an adviser for Gwynedd Education Authority when the paedophile gang was operating via the social services, the NHS and the educations services. Gareth Roberts must have noticed what I always noticed and what I have been told constantly by a whole variety of people of different generations and backgrounds ie. that many schools in north Wales served able kids from stable backgrounds very well and the kids achieved impressive things, but swathes of kids with difficulties were just abandoned. They were the kids who were usually the ones being targeted by the gang. Friar’s School in Bangor seems to have run a distinct two-tier system. The paedophiles’ friends who worked as lecturers, teachers, social workers, Top Docs, public services managers, police officers, Angels etc sent their children there and they followed in their parents’ footsteps and formed the local elite of the next generation. Then there were kids from the Maesgeirchan estate, including those who were in the clutches of the gang, who were just thrown away. I know of one man now in his 40s who dad went to prison, his mum upped and left and the kids just lived in the house by themselves with the older teenagers of them family looking after them. They never went to school again and Friar’s didn’t even ask where they had gone. I know of another girl who was being abused who started playing truant and I was told ‘Friars don’t give a bugger, they don’t want her there’. She didn’t go to school after she was 15. Some of these kids were difficult – although not all of them – but there was a complete abdication of responsibility. Schools advisers and inspectors knew this was happening but didn’t enquire further. That is how people can claim to have had no knowledge of a vicious trafficking gang.

I also heard a lot of stories from men who are now over the age of about 40 who described quite severe physical punishment in schools in Gwynedd, of the sort that had died out in most other parts of Wales and England. The official accounts of life in the children’s homes in north Wales and the schools attached to the homes often mention that ‘there was a cane in the Head’s office, but it was only used sparingly’. These were kids who were being kicked, beaten, seriously physically injured, gang raped, sold for sex and used for child porn. Don’t tell me that the cane was used sparingly.

Menai Williams was the Deputy Principal of the Normal College when Gareth Roberts was the Principal. Menai worked at the Normal College for many, many years, she was there as long ago as 1959 when she was a lecturer and warden of the halls. Menai was from a high profile Liberal Nonconformist family who personally knew the Lloyd Georges. Menai was involved with the UNA and when she organised a one day event on drug abuse in about 2005, Dafydd was the keynote speaker…

When the gwerin began to organise to overthrow Merfyn, the former members of staff of the Normal College were particularly enthusiastic (see previous posts).

Aled Griffiths was a Normal College lecturer as was Meri Huws. Aled aka the Buffet Slayer is a regular on this blog. His father was a Minister on Anglesey; Aled’s twin brother Huw was a grossly incompetent solicitor who used to sit in Bangor Magistrates Court in the 1980s and 90s and watch me and other people fitted up by the gang. Aled’s sister Gwenan Carrington was the Director of Gwynedd Social Services when they completely imploded and his wife Joanna was the Director of Conwy Social Services while Prestwood People Trafficking Ltd set up shop in the Conwy area. See previous posts. Meri is infamous (see previous posts), in the 1980s she worked as a community social worker on Maesgeirchan where the Ty’r Felin children’s home was located when the kids were being sold for sex at various locations including Dolphin Square (see previous posts ‘Are You Local?’).

Another ex-Normal College lecturer was Sian Ashton who was very aggressive and expected anyone in possession of ovaries to bang on about the wicked ways of Men and make lame jokes about being in need of chocolate and a massage, but Sian had a cult following because she hated Meri and there would be some impressive swearing and screaming when the two met.

My post ‘Slaves, Perfect Slaves’ discussed Dafydd Orwig, a former Normal College lecturer who was also a Gwynedd County Councillor. Dafydd Orwig played a major role in the framing of Patient F, denying him access to his child and ensuring that the child was raised by a family containing two child abusers. Dafydd Orwig liked to believe that he ruled supreme over Bethesda.

A Community Leader! They tend to act in their own best interests rather than anyone else’s. How were people told to find Dafydd Orwig’s house if they wanted to see ‘that Councillor who fixes everything?’ ‘It’s that really big newer house next to all the others in Braichmelyn’.

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Many moons ago Dafydd Orwig stood for election as a Plaid candidate. Yma O Hyd!

Dafydd Orwig was listed as a company director for Antur Dyffryn Ogwen cyf and for the WJEC. Yes, he’ll have had domain over the qualifications. WJEC was the exam board which failed to take action when John Owen, the drama teacher who abused his pupils for years in Pontypridd, had them writing explicit sex scenes for the exam. See post ‘Yet More Inglorious Bastards’. Other pupils refused to go to the drama practical because John Owen was keen on pupils getting a bit naked when they were acting and of course he liked the romantic scenes… Rhodri Morgan’s old mam worked for the WJEC for years, so Rhodri reassured himself that there wasn’t a problem.

 

Previous posts discussed the case of Ceryl Wyn Davies, who trained at the Normal College and just kept on getting caught abusing the pupils. It was OK though, Gwynedd Education Authority would re-employ him and then Ceryl would get caught again… It was alleged that Ceryl was getting away with this because of a close relative in Gwynedd County Council…

 

According to wiki, ‘renowned’ students and lecturers from the Normal College included:

Owain Owain (11 December 1929 – 19 December 1993) a Welsh novelist, short-story writer and poet. He also founded Tafod y Ddraig (The Dragon’s Tongue), which became the Welsh Language Society’s main voice from its birth in the 1960s to the present day. Meri Huws was Chairman of the Welsh Language Society when she was working as a social worker for Gwynedd.

Re Owain: ‘Having worked as a nuclear scientist in Windscale for a few years, he returned home to Wales in 1956 with his wife Eira, and settled down in Bangor to raise a family of four children, one of whom was Robin Llwyd ab Owain’. Owain Owain was a member of Mensa International and was the first secretary of the Bangor branch of the Welsh Language Society. Owain also sketched the society’s logo (a red dragon’s tongue).

Readers might remember that dear old Dafydd worked at Windscale before he realised that his true vocation was as a Top Doctor and embarked on a degree in medicine at Liverpool University (see post ‘Those Who Are Ready To Serve’). Dafydd discovered something at Windscale that he used to wield power over people in High Places for the rest of his career. As well as the safety breaches at the plant and the cover-up by Macmillan’s Gov’t after the 1957 fire, in ‘Those Who Are Ready To Serve’, I explained why I believe that Dafydd also found out about other matters that the Macmillan Gov’t and indeed all subsequent Gov’ts would rather keep quiet, almost certainly matters Cliveden and related activities. Owain Owain would have been au fait with it as well.

Dafydd Iwan stated that Owain Owain ‘inspired my generation and laid down strong foundations on which the Welsh Language Society was built’. I am completely sympathetic to language campaigning, the attitude towards Welsh from some non-Welsh speakers is appalling and reflects a complete ignorance towards linguistic diversity, history and basically the rest of the world, but I have seen  Dr Dafydd Alun Jones’s gang use the language repeatedly as an excuse for perpetrating the Rule Of The Gang and excluding anyone who has spilt the paedophiles’ pints. There is very obviously a great deal of cross-fertilisation between the Welsh Language Society and Dafydd’s cylch and the roots of the Welsh Language Society explain why. It was Dafydd and his mate wot established Cymdeithas. Dafydd is not a sound base on which to establish anything.

Owain’s son Robin Llwyd ab Owain (born June 1959) won the Chair at the National Eisteddfod in 1992 at Mold. In 2013, Robin was appointed Wikimedia UK’s first Wales Manager. His poems have been read on television by actor Rhys Ifans, who since he was young, has been a friend of Gruff Rhys from the Super Furries. Gruff Rhys is the son of Ioan Bowen Rees, who was Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council when the paedophile gang was doing its worst in Gwynedd’s children’s homes. A great many of the Young Welsh Talent which suddenly emerged amidst much hype during the years of the Waterhouse Inquiry had parents of friends who’s parents were directly involved in facilitating Dafydd and his network (see post ‘The International Language Of Screaming’).

Owain has written for television and radio. As well as writing poetry, Owain has also written and published over 100 songs including a number which have been sung by Bryn Terfel: ‘Brenin y Ser‘ (‘The King of The Stars’) and ‘Pedair Oed‘ (‘Four Years Old’) which is sung by Rhys Meirion.

On 1 July 2013, Owain was appointed the first Wales Manager by Wikimedia UK. His role aims to expand Wicipedia Cymraeg (Welsh Wikipedia) and the English Wikipedia’s coverage of Welsh topics. As part of this programme, the Welsh Assembly contributed financially to the training of new editors. In relation to Owain’s appointment, Jon Davies, Chief Executive of Wikimedia UK, said: “Robin’s appointment as our Wales Manager is a vital part of our outreach strategy. Wicipedia Cymraeg is the world’s most popular Welsh language website and we are proud to support the Welsh language.”

Owain had previously worked as a head teacher for over 13 years, but I don’t know at which school. Wherever he worked, Owain will have know something about the gang, you couldn’t miss them. From 2000-08 Robin ran a software company (Cyfrifiaduron Sycharth).

 

Ryan Davies (22 January 1937 — 22 April 1977) was a popular Welsh entertainer of the 1960s and 1970s. He was born in the Carmarthenshire village of Glanamman, was educated in Bangor and at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Ryan Davies’s first professional appearance was in the National Eisteddfod in Aberavon in 1966. He was quickly recognised by BBC Wales. Davies made his name on Welsh language TV shows such as the sitcom Fo a Fe. The Head of Light Entertainment, Meredydd Edwards, brought together Ryan with Ronnie Williams as a double act and the pair had immediate success, first in their Welsh-language television show Ryan a Ronnie, which also launched them onto the concert and cabaret circuit across Wales.

Performing with Margaret Williams in 1967

Ryan and Ronnie’s show went down so well that it was moved to BBC 1 and broadcast in English, winning them a much wider audience and three series were shown between 1971 and 1973. Ryan and Ronnie were the first comedians ever to make TV series in Welsh and English and were considered to be the Welsh answer to Eric n Ernie.

Ryan Davies had a simultaneous solo career as a singer, pianist and songwriter and starred as “2nd Voice” in the 1972 film ‘Under Milk Wood’ with Richard Burton. Ryan’s song “Pan Fo’r Nos yn Hir” has been recorded by other performers, including Rhydian Roberts on his 2011 album Welsh Songs: Caneuon Cymraeg and the Whitland Male Voice Choir on their centenary album “A Hundred Years of Song”.

In 1975, the duo split, the official reason being Ronnie’s ill-health. However, it was Ryan who, in 1977, died suddenly of an asthma attack while visiting friends in New York.

Ryan married his childhood sweetheart Irene and they had two children, Bethan and Arwyn; Arwyn has been an actor in the Welsh TV serial Popol y Cwm since 1993.

John Lasarus Williams (29 October 1924 – 15 June 2004), known as John L, worked at Bangor Normal as a lecturer and stood for election as the Plaid candidate for Anglesey on two on occasions (see post ‘How Much Greater Is A Man Than A Sheep?’). Williams was born in Llangoed on Anglesey but lived most of his life in nearby Llanfairpwll. In his youth, John L was a keen footballer and he also worked as a teacher. His activism started when he campaigned against the refusal of Brewer Spinks, an employer in Blaenau Ffestiniog, to permit his staff to speak Welsh. This inspired John L to become a founder of Undeb y Gymraeg Fyw and through this organisation he was the main organiser of Sioe Gymraeg y Borth (the Welsh show for Menai Bridge).

Williams was a long-serving Gwynedd County Councillor. 

 

Selwyn Griffith (1928 – 10 August 2011) was a Welsh language poet and the Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod, known by the bardic name Selwyn Iolen. Selwyn Iolen was born in Bethel, near Caernarfon in 1928 and lived in the area throughout his life. He was educated at Bethel Primary School and Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen, Caernarfon.

Griffith worked as a local government officer for Gwyrfai Rural District Council for 18 years before pursuing a teacher training course at Bangor Normal College. He went on to teach in Ysgol Cadnant Conwy, Ysgol Penybryn Bethesda, Ysgol Llanberis, Ysgol Dolbadarn and as Headteacher of Rhiwlas Primary School.

Selwyn Iolen was elected a member of the Gorsedd in 1973, along with all the other mates of Dafydd’s who were members. Selwyn won the Dyffryn Conwy National Eisteddfod Crown in 1989 and served as Archdruid between 2005 and 2008, he also officiated as Archdruid at the 2009 Eisteddfod due to the illness of Archdruid Dic Jones.

 

Hafina Clwyd (1 July 1936 – 14 March 2011) had a weekly column in ‘The Western Mail’. Mair Hafina Clwyd Jones was raised on a farm at Llandyrnog, about three miles away from Denbigh. She will have known what was going on inside the North Wales Hospital. Hafina’s family were Welsh speakers and she undertook teacher training at Bangor Normal. Clwyd moved to London at age 21, to work as a teacher. There she co-founded a Welsh literary club, and was an officer of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. 

After returning to Wales in the late 1970s, Hafina edited a community newspaper in Ruthin (Y Bedol) and a national weekly newspaper, Y Faner. She was on the Ruthin Town Council from 1999 until the year she died, and served a term as Mayor of Ruthin (2008–2009). She was recognised with an honorary fellowship at Bangor University in 2005, “for services to journalism.” Don’t mention the paedophile ring, even if you live just down the road from the dungeon where the victims are incarcerated.

Clwyd published eleven books, mainly essay collections, including Clichau yn y Glaw (1973), Defaid yn Chwerthin (1980), Clust y Wenci (1997) and Prynu Lein Ddillad (2009). Her works also included an edition of her own diaries from young womanhood, Buwch ar y Lein (1987), an autobiography, Merch Morfydd (1987), and a local history, Pobol sy’n Cyfri (2001). She also edited Welsh Family History: A Guide to ResearchHer last book, Mynd i’r Gwrych: Dyddiaduron, 1993–1999 (2011) was published posthumously.

The running themes were probably ‘we didn’t know’ and ‘only one died’.

Clwyd’s first husband was Andrew Hawks and she her second husband, fellow teacher Clifford Coppack, in 1971. Whether he is any relation to Caroline Coppock – who may actually have been Caroline Coppock – I don’t know. Clwyd was widowed in 1997. Hafina Clwyd died in 2011, age 74.

Other obituaries provide further information:

Hafina Clwyd (Jones)…the eldest of four children…She was educated at Ysgol Gwyddelwern, Bala Girls’ Grammar School and Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Ruthin. She trained as a teacher at the Normal College, Bangor and, in 1957, went to teach in London, eventually becoming head of department in a comprehensive school. For a while she led a bohemian way of life with gusto. She was a strong feminist, amongst many things she supported was the campaign for legalised abortion after the death of her flatmate in the hands of a back-street abortionist.

Hafina kept remarkably silent about the Top Docs of north Wales who organised to ensure that women in the region couldn’t access NHS abortions even years after abortion was legalised, thus forcing women into the hands of the ‘private abortionist’ in Chester who was putting their lives at risk. The other alternative was checking into Hotel Dafydd at Denbigh where one’s baby would magically disappear… See previous posts. Shouldn’t a feminist have said something about the trafficking ring which Dafydd was running? Oops, forgot, none of the strong feminists said a word did they, not one of them; and they were very cross when I mentioned it as well.

She worked as a secretary for Plaid Cymru MPs for a while. She married a pathologist called Andy Hawks in 1965 – a Top Doc! She definitely wasn’t going to mention the words Dafydd and Gwynne –  but she fell in love with Cliff Coppack, a widower with two children, whom she married in London in 1971. She returned to the Vale of Clwyd on 1st January 1980 and settled in Ruthin. 

Mary Wynch was embarking on legal action against Dafydd and the gang in 1980. Hafina the Strong Feminist and Journalist wasn’t tempted to cover the story then..

She was editor of Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research and also gave significant support to the joint authors of a substantial volume on the history of the Ruthin rugby team.

Whole families were destroyed by Dafydd and Gwynne… Hafina should have encouraged a volume about Wrexham Rugby Club. It was used as a recruiting ground for staff of Bryn Estyn who then abused the boys.

She became a member of the Gorsedd in 1960, receiving the white robe in 1992. She was made an honorary Fellow of Bangor University in 2005. She was also a member of the Welsh Academy.

She was a committed journalist. Catrin Stevens commented that she was ‘among the most enduring champions of the Welsh language press’.

Not mentioning the paedophile gang at any time throughout the endurance.

She wrote a regular column for Y Faner from 1962 to 1986 when she became editor of that remarkable weekly journal until its demise in 1992 and she was forthright in expressing her views on the decision to kill it.

Hafina will have known Kate Roberts, the Welsh novelist who grew up in what was then Gwynedd, married a man who was widely alleged to have been gay and moved to Denbigh, where Kate and her husband ran a small publishing house, publishing among other things, Y Faner, to which Kate contributed regularly. Kate was a Plaid activist and trained and worked as a teacher; Kate Roberts was someone else who knew Dafydd and managed to ignore the abuse ring that he ran under her nose. During the Waterhouse Inquiry and just after the publication of the Waterhouse Report, someone realised that Kate was even more of a genius than had previously been realised and the publishers that she and her husband had owned – they were both dead by then – republished all her novels, in order that Wales could enjoy its Woman Literary Genius who knew a great many people who were involved with Dafydd’s gang. See post ‘Feet In Chains’.

Kate Roberts – Brenhines ein Llên (The Queen of our Literature)
Kate Roberts

The Queen’s Friend: 

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

 

She wrote a weekly column for the Western Mail and continued to contribute until a few weeks before her death from cancer. She also wrote weekly the radio column for Y Cymro. Readers of Y Wawr were treated to a regular and rich diet of her diaries. She also contributed to Yr Enfys and the Transactions of the Historical Societies of Denbighshire and Meirionethshire. From 1983 to 1988, she was editor of Y Bedol, the Welsh-language community newspaper of Ruthin and its surrounding areas and then she became an advisory editor until her death. 

Don’t mention the paedophile gang in any of these outlets either.

She served in many organizations, councils and societies, with remarkable energy. In London, during the golden age of Welsh culture in the city, she was active with the Drama Society, Clwb y Cymry, Aelwyd yr Urdd, Denbighshire Society, Y Cymmrodorion and the Book Club (which led to the establishment of the Welsh Books Council).

A paid-up member of the gwerin in London. Hafina will have known Dafydd’s mate Sir William Mars-Jones, from a farming family in Denbighshire but who made it big as a High Court judge in London. The Welsh Books Council has a full complement of paedophiles’ friends (see previous post).

When she came to Ruthin and to the heart of Welsh life, she threw herself into it. In addition to her major and longstanding contribution to Y Bedol, she was a member of the local Cylch Darllen, chair of Denbighshire Historical Society and secretary of the Ruthin Local History group. She established the Clwyd Family History Society. She was a link between the University in Bangor and extramural history classes in the town. She was also an active supporter of Ruthin Civic Society.

Just don’t mention that gang of paedophiles…

She supported Plaid Cymru for many years but turned to the Liberals, her husband, Cliff Coppack’s party, after she received an anonymous and disparaging letter from an alleged Plaid member.

Someone got fed up of Hafina, so she defected to Dr Death’s side. Well Dr Death did know Dafydd et al, so Hafina could have found herself at home in the Liberals – Lib Dems. David Steel was a Presbytarian and spent years dismissing Cyril Smith’s activities as Cyril having only ‘spanked a few bare bottoms’. Well if it’s no big deal David, perhaps you should have volunteered for regular bare buttocks spanking a la Cyril and of course Dafydd, wearing as ever, his baby doll nightie with nae panties…

 

She was a longstanding town councillor and was mayor of Ruthin in 2008-9 when she also opened the new Craft Centre. For fifteen years she was one of the Centre’s team and took enormous pleasure in its work. 

She lectured to many societies over the years, especially on tracing ancestry and family history. She had taught scripture early in her career but, during her time in London, she abandoned the faith of her childhood and became a Humanist.

Hafina had a change of heart then, as with defecting from Plaid to Dr Death. Again, she will have been in good company, previous posts have mentioned many of Dafydd’s web who were/are humanists.

 

In 2011, Dr Tudor Ellis, a former lecturer at the Normal College published a hagiography of the Normal College and those within, ‘Bywyd Normal’ (‘Normal Life’). 2011. The year after Brown and I began researching the recent history of Croesor and the year that Operation Pallial reopened the criminal investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Might these things have been related?

Tudor Ellis’s book mentions a few more famous names who studied at the Normal College, including: Windsor Davies (star of ‘It Ain’t Half Racist Mum’) (see previous posts); Lord Barry Jones, the teacher and Flintshire NUT leader which will have been very useful when people began bellyaching about that non-existent paedophile gang, many of their non-existent crimes being committed in Flintshire, who then became the Labour MP for Alyn and Deeside, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales under the Windbag – just when I and my mates were all having our lives ruined by the gang – and ended up a Lord and Chancellor of Glyndwr University (see previous posts eg. ‘The Bay Of Pigs Invasion’); and John McBryde, ‘father of the Rugby international, Robin’.

It’s OK, we’ve got the message – ‘We’re The Paedophiles’ Friends, You Can’t Get Us’.

 

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Anne Atkins has a brother, yet another member of the family with incredible talents and numerous links to those we know and love. (George) Andrew Davidson Briggs (born 1950) is Professor of Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford. He was born in Dorchester and educated at the Leys School, when Trumpers’ husband was the Head. Andrew Briggs studied physics at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 1968-1971. So like Mandelson, who studied at St Catherine’s, Oxford, 1973-76, Andrew Briggs will have come under the influence of Alan Bullock who recruited students for the security services. See post ‘A Study In Tyranny’.

Briggs undertook his PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory, 1973-76 and then studied Theology at Ridley Hall and Queen’s College, Cambridge, 1976-79.

After finishing his first degree, Andrew Briggs taught Physics and Religious Education at Canford School, Dorset, 1971-73. After working as a researcher at Cambridge during 1979, in 1980 Briggs moved to Oxford as a Research Fellow and then Lecturer in Physics at St Catherine’s College. In 1999 Briggs was given a Chair at Oxford. In 2002 he was elected to the newly created Chair of Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford. From 2002-2009 Briggs was Director of the Quantum Information Processing Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration and EPSRC Professorial Research Fellow.

Since 2010 Andrew Briggs has also been responsible for the preparation and evaluation of grant proposals to Templeton World Charity Foundation, a philanthropic foundation for discoveries relating to the ‘Big Questions’. The Templeton is an odd foundation; it offers very, very big grants to academics who do indeed want to answer the Big Questions and the Templeton Foundation states that they want academics to approach questions of spirituality with science. The Templeton Foundation was founded by John Templeton, a banker who acquired a great deal of money from somewhere.

In 2010, Brown, I and a team from Bangor submitted a bid to the Templeton Foundation. We had a big interdisciplinary team, including social scientists, a psychoanalyst, health care specialists, theologians, the lot. No, we didn’t get shortlisted, but we didn’t think much about it; we just presumed that the Templeton only wanted to fund academics coming from quite a specific theological angle, although we did wonder who the peer reviewers were. Well I know now. Mr Porter’s cousin!

When John Templeton died, his son John Templeton jr took over the Foundation. John Templeton jr -who has recently died himself – was a paediatric surgeon, precisely Chief of Paediatric Surgery at the Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia. Things are becoming clear now – Anne Atkins’ brother, Top Doctor…

John Templeton jr’s daughter Heather Templeton has now taken over the Foundation.

 

Here’s a Big Question for the Templeton Foundation. Are you aware of exactly what Andrew Briggs and his family have been complicit with? My second Big Question is: do you really think that having been wallowing in this slurry pit for his entire life Andrew Briggs is a suitable peer reviewer to assess research proposals which are concerned with matters ethical and spiritual? Even if his cousin Mr Porter is a creationist?

Thought For The Day: The Templeton Foundation – They’re With Dafydd!!

Desmond Tutu is someone who has received the Templeton Prize. He might need to return the blood money.

Andrew Briggs has initiated a large number of research projects and related activities around the world, in topics such as spiritual discovery through science, science as a component of theology, the power of information, freedom and free enterprise and character development.’

Strange but true

 

There has been criticism of the Templeton Foundation, as it has funded climate change denial. Many scholars ‘have raised concerns about the biased nature of the awards, research projects and publications backed by the Foundation’. According to Guillaume Lecointre of the French National Center for Scientific Research, the Templeton Foundation has links with fundamentalist Protestantism, is openly creationist…’ The Templeton Foundation has had links with the Discovery Institute, an American conservative and creationist think-tank…

Professor Briggs’s many awards include:

  • 1984 Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford
  • 1992-2002 Professeur invité, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • 2002 Visiting Professor, the University of New South Wales
  • 2003 Professorial Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford
  • 2004 Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  • 2005 Guest Professor, State Key Laboratory for Nanotechnology, Wuhan, China
  • 2011 Member Academia Europaea
  • 2013 Member International Society for Science and Religion
  • Peer Review College of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; Fellowships Committee of The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851; Engineering Review Panel of the Newton International Fellowships; Board of Management of the Ian Ramsey Centre; Advisory Board of the McDonald Centre; Board of Electors to the Wilde Lectureship in Natural and Comparative Religion; Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers and Freeman of the City of London; Editorial Board of Science & Christian Belief; International Board of Advisors of the John Templeton Foundation.

 

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Thought For The Day – We’re The Paedophiles’ Friends And You Can’t Get Us…

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Oh do piss off Atkins you judgemental old hypocrite and take your extended family of clergy and scholars surrounded by Paedophiles And Spies In High Places with you.

 

Yes, There Is Still Green Paint On The Renault…

While watching vintage TV clips of ‘Have I Got News For You’ yesterday to remind me of what was headline news and the subject of media comment at the various different times when Dafydd et al feared exposure and called in reinforcements, I watched the Ghost Of Labour’s Wit Past, the late Tony Banks. During his years in politics, Tony Banks was lauded as a highly entertaining fun guy with the best one liners in the Commons. In terms of his public performance, this was true. Yet Tony Banks knew about some truly terrible matters re the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and not only did he remain absolutely silent about it all, he provided useful distractions and a supply of weapons to help out Dafydd and the gang at crucial moments.

Anthony Louis Banks, Baron Stratford (8 April 1942 – 8 January 2006) was the Labour MP for Newham North West, 1983-97 and West Ham, 1997-2005. He served as Minister for Sport, 1997-99.

Children in the care of Newham Borough Council were among those sent to kids’ homes in north Wales and then trafficked back down to London as sex workers. There were complaints about the abuse of kids from Newham but no-one took any notice and the supply of children to Dafydd’s gang continued. Another person who knew about the business arrangement between Newham and Dafydd’s gang in north Wales was the Labour politician and Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales (see post ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’).

 

Tony Banks was born at the Jubilee Maternity Hospital, Belfast, the only son of a sergeant in the Royal Army Service Corps. The family returned to England after the birth and Banks grew up in Brixton and Tooting. He was educated in London at St. John’s School, Brixton, Tenison’s School in Kennington, the University of York and the LSE.

There were long-standing paedophile gangs operating in Lambeth – Brixton is in the Borough of Lambeth – and in the Borough of Wandsworth, which covers the area of Tooting and it was on the back of these gangs that Dafydd, John Allen et al built their business which involved the industrial scale abuse and trafficking of children from the late 1960s onward. John Tilley, the Labour MP for Lambeth Central, 1978-83, arrived in south London in the mid-1960s, made links with those in local authorities, became a Wandsworth Councillor in 1971 and subsequently Leader of Wandsworth Council and throughout it all drummed up trade for Dafydd’s gang. Once in the Commons, Tilley continued to bat for Dafydd et al via Tilley’s interests in alcohol and drug abuse and demands that there should be more Gov’t funding for Top Doctors specialising in such matters. See post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’.

When Harold Wilson’s Gov’t planned the building of a new flagship medical school/teaching hospital in London under the auspices of ‘taking medical expertise into the community where the people were’, the project chosen was to relocate St George’s Hospital at Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, to a splendid new building in Tooting. The staff at St George’s, who could hardly be bettered for social snobbery, had no interest at all in being based on the mean streets of Tooting, but Wilson’s and then Callaghan’s Gov’t pushed ahead with the relocation which was complete by the early 1980s. Thus St George’s of Knightsbridge, a hospital staffed by Top Doctors who saw their job as tending to the needs of the very privileged and who often had many close connections to the very privileged themselves and which had developed a Dept of Psychiatry led and staffed by a small group of truly malignant Top Doctors who consistently discredited the victims of privileged criminals, was plonked on the territory of Wandsworth, which had a well-developed paedophile/trafficking gang. The prime mover and shaker behind the merger of the trafficking gang of Wandworth and the elitist criminals’ friends of St George’s was Sir Paul Storey. A very convenient arrangement for people wanting to conceal the Westminster Paedophile Ring, such as Harold Wilson and Jim Callaghan who knew what a big vote puller in south Wales the child molester George Thomas was and who also had others such as Greville Janner to consider. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’.

Lest anyone who hasn’t read all my previous blog posts thinks that I’m in the realms of an over-developed conspiracy theory here, just think of the following St George’s highlights:

When Norman Scott became so distressed at the activities of Jeremy Thorpe that Norman had a breakdown, Jeremy’s circle as an act of kindness assisted Norman by finding him help from Desmond Curran, the man who established the Psychiatry Dept at St George’s and who, along with his colleagues, was facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

After Lord Lucan murdered his children’s nanny and tried to kill his wife, Lady Lucan was taken to St George’s Hospital where, despite having head injuries, she was treated as though she was mad; such was the chaos and delay in Top Doctors and others waking up to what Lord Lucan had done that Lucan disappeared and almost certainly fled the UK, assisted by others. Lady Lucan had previous with regard to being nuts: as Lord Lucan gambled away the family fortune and subjected Lady Lucan to domestic violence and extreme emotional abuse, he paid for Top Doctors to help his insane wife. When his insane wife’s condition did not improve, Lord Lucan left his insane wife and paid Top Doctors for their opinion that his children should not be allowed to live with his wife, what with her being insane. The judge at the custody hearing took a rather dim view of Lord Lucan’s occupation being that of a ‘professional gambler’ and ordered that the children should live with the insane Lady Lucan, as long as she employed a nanny to help her. Nannies didn’t stay long at lady Lucan’s household and Lady Lucan alleged that her husband and his associates were harassing and manipulating them. One nanny with whom Lady Lucan did get on with well was Sandra Rivett. Who was murdered by Lord Lucan. After Lord Lucan disappeared, Lady Lucan lost custody of her children to one of Lord Lucan’s friends on the grounds that she was insane. Lady Lucan always maintained that the Top Doctors who ‘looked after’ her drugged her into oblivion, lied to and about her and were working for the benefit of her husband, not her. Because the evidence given by the Top Doctors re Lady Lucan was with regard to divorce and custody hearings, I have not been able to access details of the evidence or the names of the Top Docs involved, but I do know that Lady Lucan was treated by Top Docs at The Priory and at St George’s. The names and signatures of Top Docs working at The Priory and St George’s, along with details of their criminal conspiracy with Dafydd et al in north Wales to have me declared ‘extremely dangerous’ and banged up without trial, are on documents in my possession. Some of those named were working at St George’s when Lady Lucan was encountering serious problems.

I was told yesterday that Dafydd was linked to the Lucan case. I cannot say that I am entirely surprised; by the time that Sandra Rivett was found dead, Dafydd had built up a well-established reputation in England as well as in Wales as being a Top Doctor who would do anything, anything at all, if one paid him enough. I’d be interested to know who paid Dafydd and how much with regard to what he did – and tried to do – to me, because Dafydd would never have bothered to do all that in return for his NHS salary.

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The Director of Education for Wandsworth Borough Council, Donald Naismith, was an active paedophile who was abusing kids in care (see previous posts).

Professor Oliver Brooke, a key player in a pan-European paedophile ring who was imprisoned for the possession of child porn in Dec 1986, was the Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s and had been working at St George’s for some 10  years before he was jailed. See previous posts eg. ‘Oliver!’

Cynthia Payne’s celebrity brothel at Ambleside Avenue – which when it was raided by the police in 1978 famously contained 58 men including a peer of the realm, an MP, solicitors, company directors and a number of vicars within busy at a sex party – was in Streatham, just down the road from St George’s Hospital Medical School. There were Top Doctors from St George’s present at the party when Cynthia’s brothel was raided, but that received no publicity at all. See post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’.

 

Tony Banks remained a London-based politician throughout his entire career. There was no way that he did not hear about Madam Cyn’s brothel and about the imprisonment of Ollie Brooke; Banks knew the full horror story behind those supposedly isolated, unconnected incidents. A massive trafficking ring involving some of the most privileged people in the UK targeting some of the most disadvantaged, facilitated by Top Doctors in collaboration with the Social Services…

 

Tony Banks worked as an Assistant General Secretary for the Association of Broadcasting Staff union, which represented staff in the BBC and other broadcasting organisations. Jimmy Savile/Stuart Hall/Rolf anyone? There were many more at the BBC, including a number of managers and executives who’s names were not familiar to most viewers; Savile wasn’t allowed to clutter up the BBC for decades by accident. Everyone who worked at the BBC knew at least something about it even if they weren’t part of the shagfest. The Association of Broadcasting Staff later merged with other unions to form BECTU (Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union). For several years Banks was responsible for freelances.

Sexual exploitation which often constituted frank sexual abuse was/is rampant in the entertainment/luvvies business, absolutely rampant. It was so rampant that if one was felt to be sufficiently distant from the shenanigans that one could possibly turn up as a whistleblower one day, one was frozen out, as my two friends who worked in the media in the 1980s were. One of my friends was offered a ‘wonderful opportunity’ in Zimbabwe, refused to shag a horrible old movie director and found herself out of a job days later; when she returned to the UK she was unlawfully dismissed from her job with the Royal Television Society for wanting to make a film about north Wales and then her husband was forced out of the BBC after he refused to accept a bribe. My friends committed so many crimes in terms of not behaving like turds that I’m still not sure how much of the aggro that they received in their media careers was because of their friendship with me and how much was because they were not corrupt and exploitative.

Even the most right-on and seemingly pleasant, genuine celebs/luvvies, including those working-class radicals in Mike Leigh’s circle, knew about the sexploitation and the procuring of underaged kids by Savile, Dafydd’s gang and others.

Miranda’s father-in-law:

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Not everyone was in entertainment/the world of luvvieinvolved in actively abusing those youngsters but they knew what was happening and have kept quiet ever since, in the way that the whole BBC loathed Savile but remained schtum. The freelancers represented by union rep Tony Banks would have been in particularly vulnerable positions.

 

Tony Banks unsuccessfully stood for the Liberal Party in the 1964 first elections to the new London Boroughs. He later joined the Labour Party, and during the 1970s and 1980s was a prominent Labour member of the GLC, representing Hammersmith, 1970–1977 and Tooting, 1981–1986. Banks was Chairman of the GLC from 1985 until its abolition in 1986.

The whole of the GLC, as well as Red Ken, leader of the GLC, 1981-86, knew about Dafydd’s gang (see previous posts). Red Ken was one of those who signed an Early Day Motion in 1992 opposing the closure of Garth Angharad, a ‘hospital for mentally abnormal criminals’ in Dolgellau (see post ‘More On Those Who Signed That Early Day Motion’). Except that Garth Angharad wasn’t a hospital for mentally abnormal criminals or anyone else, it was an isolated building in Snowdonia that was owned by Paul Hett, a solicitor who was later struck off for embezzling clients’ funds. The mentally abnormal criminals contained within were victims of Dafydd’s gang, who had been rash enough to complain about what had happened to them. Paul Hett owned and managed three schools/children’s homes in north Wales in which children were abused. Even Ronnie Waterhouse couldn’t find anything positive to say about Paul Hett.

Garth Angharad is mentioned in my documentation. A case conference was held there about me – while I was sitting in a London Medical School as a postgrad – by Dr Chris Hunter, of whom I had never heard until I received the documentation relating to all this some three years ago. Dafydd and Tony Francis gave evidence at the case conference, as did Gwynedd social workers and other people whom I had never met. Chris Hunter concluded that I was extremely dangerous and needed to be incarcerated in a high security hospital. Hunter offered to compile a Court report saying this. I was not facing any charges at the time, but soon after the case conference I was arrested on the basis of the perjury of Tony Francis et al. See post ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’.

Chris Hunter was a forensic psychiatrist who worked at Whitchurch Hospital in Cardiff, at the Caswell Clinic in Bridgend and at Ashworth Hospital, Merseyside. Hunter was responsible for Lawrence Ward, the ‘Personality Disorder Unit’ at Ashworth, which was hit by scandal after scandal and, after a patient was battered to death, was the subject of a Public Inquiry, The Fallon Inquiry, in the 1990s, just a few short years after the Committee of Inquiry into Complaints about Ashworth Hospital was Chaired by Louis Blom-Cooper QC, who knew what had been going on at Ashworth but kept quiet. See previous posts.

Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass was a member of the panel for the Fallon Inquiry and it was Bluglass who was tasked with investigating the murder of the patient. To assist him in this, Bluglass employed the services of a senior Angel from the unit of which Bluglass was himself Clinical Director, the Reaside Clinic, Birmingham and a senior Angel from Clwyd Health Authority who was a mate of Dafydd’s. See previous posts eg. ‘Security, Security’. Bluglass had concealed Dafydd’s criminality in 1989 when Bluglass was appointed to investigate my own complaint about Dafydd et al. Part of my complaint was an assault on me by an Angel employed at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, Stephen Rose. The only response that I ever received was the assurance that I was completely mad at the time and that I had misinterpreted events with Rose. Other Angels made statements that Rose acted professionally at all times. When I presented further evidence, Rose was transferred to a job at Park Lane Hospital, which merged with Moss Side to form Ashworth. Where the Angels, who behaved professionally at all times, murdered a patient.

The conclusion of the Fallon Inquiry was that Dangerous Patients had ‘taken over’ Lawrence Ward, were out of control and were telling the Top Doctors and Angels what to do. The solution was a Tougher Regime for Dangerous Nutters. There were indeed things going on in Lawrence Ward that should not have been happening, such as quantities of hard core porn stashed on the ward and at least one child in social services care being taken into the ward ‘to visit paedophiles’, but everyone forgot to mention that Lawrence Ward was established and run by a gang of paedophiles who were working as Top Doctors and Angels. It was admitted that one Angel had been a little bit lax when he was conducted a search of a Dangerous Nutter’s room and during the search sat on the bed, read the porn that was in the Dangerous Nutter’s room and ticked it off on the list of property checked during the search.

Hard core porn and children in the care of Bradford Social Services? Present and correct.

The Fallon Inquiry was the result of an Ashworth patient who escaped abroad, telephoned back to the UK and stated that he would happily hand himself in if it was agreed that there would be an Inquiry into Lawrence Ward, because this man alleged that terrible things were happening there. The patient’s family were the constituents of the Labour MP for Halifax, 1987-2005, Alice Mahon. Mahon went to school in Halifax and then worked in the NHS as a nursing auxiliary for ten years. In 1979, Mahon gained a BA in Social Policy from the University of Bradford and taught Trade Union Studies at Bradford College, 1980-87. Meanwhile, Mahon was a Councillor on Calderdale Council. When the Fallon Inquiry reported, Alice was particularly voluble about the necessity of Security for Dangerous Patients. See previous posts ‘Security, Security’.

Dr Brian Gibbons, the Labour AM for Aberavon, 1999-2011, who served as the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister, 2005-07, moved from his home country of Ireland to Calderdale to train as a GP in 1976. Gibbons colluded with Dafydd and the gang throughout his time as an AM and when I wrote to Gibbons and told him that I had evidence of serious criminal activity in the NHS and social services in north Wales, Gibbons sent me a reply telling me that this correspondence was over.

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There was a paedophile/trafficking ring operating in Mahon’s area, with links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Mahon has been involved with many left wing causes and Supports The NHS. When Mahon was unable to access an expensive drug for her own non-life threatening condition on the NHS, she took legal action against her local NHS. No getting beaten to death by an Angel for Alice. She’s got the Stop The War marches to go on with Jezza after all.

The escapee from Ashworth made his phone call demanding an inquiry in 1996. In 1996 the man who had previously tried to kill Brown went in search of Brown again. The Jillings Report into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974 was completed in the summer of 1996, but Cherie Booth’s friend and colleague Michael Beloff QC, in his capacity as the legal adviser to Municipal Mutual, the insurers of Clwyd County Council and the North Wales Police, ensured that the Report was witheld from everyone, including Councillors, except for lawyers and insurers. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’ Michael Beloff’s dad Lord Max Beloff was a friend of both Thatch and Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Executive of Gwynedd County Council. See previous posts.

 

 

Can Red Ken explain why the leader of the GLC who subsequently became the Labour MP for Brent East, 1987-2001, was so keen to stop the closure of one of Dafydd’s personal prisons in the back end of beyond in Dolgellau???

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Has Red Ken ever even been to Dolgellau? Theresa goes to Dolgellau but that’s because Theresa likes hill walking. When Theresa visits Snowdonia she stays in the Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel, which is just down the road from what was Garth Angharad. Perhaps all MPs should pay a visit to Garth Angharad and lay a wreath in remembrance of those who died screaming for help upon whom the entire Palace Of Westminster turned their backs. Except for those Members – literally – who were shagging them of course.

‘Well, Clarice… have the lambs stopped screaming?’

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Tony Banks was elected Labour MP for Newham North West, after defeating his predecessor, Arthur Lewis, who had been deselected as Labour candidate. Arthur Lewis was educated at Borough Poly and began work as a fitter with the City of London Corporation. Lewis was an official of the National Union of General and Municipal Workers, 1938-48. He signed the first trade union agreement with the catering industry and gained 20,000 new trade union members in the West End London. Lewis was MP for Upton, 1945-50, for West Ham North, 1950-74 and then for Newham West. In 1983, after 38 years as an MP, Lewis was deselected as Labour candidate by his local constituency Labour Party, which he said had become “100 per cent Trotskyist, Militant, Communist and IRA supporters’. By this time Lewis was refusing to attend local party meetings or hold “advice surgeries” for his constituents. The en masse trafficking of kids in care to north Wales from Newham began when Arthur Lewis was in the Commons. He didn’t manage to mention it anymore than the Trotskyite, Militant, Communist and IRA supporters did.

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Banks was elected in June 1983. The General Election of 1983 was yet another one where the Labour Party was thrashed but before being thrashed had desperately kept the lid on the criminality in north Wales which was at risk of becoming public because by then Mary Wynch was heading for the Master of the Rolls with her litigation against Dafydd et al. Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass rewrote the Mental Health Act in 1983 to show that Things Had Changed and Dafydd’s other mate William Bingley of MIND wrote the Code Of Practice which accompanied it to make absolutely sure that Things Had Changed and That It Could Never Happen Again. Brown had begun to receive murder threats by June 1983, no-one at UCNW would respond to this and Trishles had moved into our house on Anglesey and was causing havoc; no-one at UCNW would respond to that either, although Trishles was a member of their staff. I now know that Trishles was one of the gifts from the security services to us. See posts ‘He Got On His Bike And Looked For Work’ and ‘A Local Boy Made Good?’.

Dr Death and the Gang of Four were trying their luck by 1983 and Dr Death personally knew some of the Top Docs involved in the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. The molester George Thomas stood down as Speaker of the Commons in June 1983 and Thatch made him a Viscount. People in high places were obviously frantically shifting the furniture about, so the emergence of Tony Banks in the Commons might well have been part of that.

Following a 1995 boundary review, Newham North West was expanded and renamed West Ham for the  1997 General Election. Banks represented that seat until the 2005 General Election when he stood down. Tony Banks hung around until the Waterhouse Report was published and the many loud accusations that it was a huge cover-up had died away.

After Labour’s 1997 election victory Banks was appointed a Minister in the Dept for Culture, Media and Sport, under Secretary of State Chris Smith, MP for Islington South and Finsbury, 1983-2005. Chris Smith was educated at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He attended Harvard and was President of the Cambridge Union Society. Before he was elected to the Commons, Smith worked for a housing charity and became a Councillor in the London Borough of Islington. In 1984, Chris Smith was the first MP to come out as gay and received a standing ovation from the audience to whom he announced this. Then in 2005 Chris Smith told ‘The Sunday Times’ that he has HIV and first knew that he was infected in 1987. There was a paedophile/trafficking gang operating in Islington children’s homes with links to Dafydd’s gang. Chris never mentioned them. However Chris has spoken about being able to live a long life with HIV. But then Chris doesn’t have Dafydd as his Top Doctor.

Chris became Lord Chris Smith in 2005! Which was when things began hotting up at Bangor University and the brother-in-law of Miranda’s policy adviser John McTernan nicked my computer.

 

While he was Minister for Sport, Banks called for foreign players in the English Premiership to become eligible to play for England (“can you imagine seeing Cantona and Giggs swapping the Red of Manchester for the White of England?”). He also caused consternation by suggesting the football teams of the four constituent parts of the UK merge to compete in the Olympic Games, which eventually occurred for the 2012 Olympics.

Among other Ministerial responsibilities of Banks’s were listed buildings and Banks approved controversial additions including the 1930s Three Magpies pub in Birmingham and numerous redundant NHS buildings. He was also responsible for Grade I listing the Severn Bridge. 

After two years in office, Banks stepped down to become Miranda’s envoy for England’s failed bid to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The bid failed, Germany winning the nomination.

What do you mean, bribery and money laundering?

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From then until the 2005 General Election Banks remained a backbencher, though he made a failed bid to become Labour’s candidate in the 2004 election for Mayor of London. Red Ken won the nomination and was re-elected as Mayor. Tony Banks was in no position to yell ‘but Ken colluded with the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal…’

A vegetarian, Tony Banks was one of Parliament’s staunchest supporters of animal rights, often speaking against fox hunting and vivisection and he was a Vice-President of the League Against Cruel Sports. Banks was regarded as on the left of Labour, being staunchly republican, an opponent of the 2003 invasion of Iraq and a member of the Socialist Campaign Group. The Socialist Campaign Group contained many Caring Socialists who knew about the criminality of Dafydd et al but throughout all the Caring and Socialism they remained very quiet indeed. Just some of those previously named on this blog are Dennis Skinner, Eric Heffer, Bernie Grant, Tony Benn, Stuart Holland, John Tilley, Llew Smith and the Defender Of The Citizen Against Dangerous Nutters, Alice Mahon.

Tony Banks’s only speeches regarding the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan were to request Gov’t money and the help of the Royal Navy for the animals of the Kabul Zoo, particularly for Marjan, the elderly lion who needed air-conditioning for his rheumatism. While I am sure that it wasn’t much fun being a lion in Kabul Zoo, a great many people suffered every bit as badly as Marjan as a result of the invasion of Afghanistan and life for the victims of Dafydd’s gang wasn’t a bed of feathers either. Alan Clark, the ruthless Thatcherite sexual harasser, was unusual for a Tory in that he too was passionate about animal rights and was on occasions filmed being moved to tears by cruelty to animals. People on the left used to enjoy commenting that Clark abhorred cruelty to all animals except human beings, upon whom he quite enjoyed inflicting suffering. Yet no-one ever maxed out on the same inconsistencies in Tony Banks’s character. Tony was always an all round good bloke, even if his wit was a little too scathing at times.

On 21 May 2004, Banks proposed an Early Day Motion in the 2003–04 session of Parliament,  in response to newspaper reports revealing that MI5 had proposed using pigeons as flying bombs during WW II. The motion condemned the proposal, describing humans as “obscene, perverted, cruel, uncivilised and lethal” and proposed that the House “looks forward to the day when the inevitable asteroid slams into the Earth and wipes them out thus giving nature the opportunity to start again”. It was signed by only two other MPs, Jezza and John McDonnell. Banks’s description of the human race on that EDM certainly captured the nature of some of the Top Doctors, Angels and social workers who enthusiastically worked with Dafydd, but I’m not sure that it was an accurate description of the kids of 13 who were forcibly removed from their homes in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne or even Wales and sent to live with the gang in north Wales…

Banks is a supporter of the arts and Chaired the Commons Works of Art Committee, which had responsibility for historic paintings and sculptures in the Palace of Turds.

Banks was known for outspoken and often colourful comments. At the 1997 Labour Party conference, he described Tory leader William Hague as a “foetus”, adding that Conservative MPs might be rethinking their views on abortion. That particular comment caused a bit of a row. If Banks had really wanted to do damage to Hague, he could have mentioned that at the time, Ronnie Waterhouse and a pack of highly paid lawyers were repeatedly accusing people who were describing, in public, how they had been gang raped and beaten for years when they were resident in children’s homes in north Wales, as lying criminals who were after a bit of compensation. Some of the witnesses collapsed while giving evidence and others were unable to walk out of the building unaided.

In 1990, responding to a speech by Conservative MP Terry Dicks opposing Gov’t funding for the arts, Banks said Dicks was “living proof that a pig’s bladder on a stick can get elected to Parliament”. He described Nicholas Soames as “a one-man food mountain”. Fatty Soames was Carlo’s friend and adviser. There were a great many more effective things that Banks could have said about Soames than simply calling him a fat bastard.

Banks referred to Canadians as “dickheads” for culling seals. One reason why the seal cull in Canada continued with a vengeance was that the Canadians were very angry at what they felt was criticism from ignoramuses in other countries. I too would have wanted to stop the seal cull if I could but people tend to take entrenched positions if they feel that cheeky sods from other countries are trying to give them orders. China adopted such a position when Stephen Fry took to the media to tell them not to execute a mentally ill Brit who had been caught in possession of a huge quantity of class A drugs. They told Fry to mind his own business and sped up the process of execution.  Nice one Stephen! Jesus Christ, you were dealing with China and that poor bugger was in their hands…

 

Banks crossed his fingers when he took the oath of allegiance to Lilibet during a new session of Parliament. Banks could have made it public that Lilibet’s Woman-of-the-Bedchamber Dame Mary Morrison had a brother who was abusing kids in care in north Wales and elsewhere, particularly when Lilibet knighted Peter Morrison in Feb 1991, when I was facing yet another attempt to imprison me on the basis of the perjury of the Top Doctors et al…  But no, the republican Banks crossed his fingers and explained that the crossed fingers were him wishing himself luck in his new job as Minister for Sport.

Once, during a live debate on UK teatime chat show ‘Richard & Judy’, Banks called for the video game ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ to be banned and declared that “Some video games are worse than child pornography”. Some video games are indeed unsavoury, but the making of those games has never involved kids in care in north Wales being forced to have sex with adults and indeed animals while they were filmed, if necessary by threatening them at gunpoint.

Banks was a keen supporter of Chelsea F.C. and regularly attended matches. Whether Banks the footie fan knew about the cases of young people being sexually exploited by their sports coaches and others in sport which have now become so public I don’t know. I didn’t know about it, but I did spend years wondering why Keith Fearns, a member of Dafydd’s gang who worked for Gwynedd Social Services, ran the Bangor Ladies Football Team and took the Bangor Ladies – who were nearly all student social workers – across Europe, particularly to the former Eastern Bloc. When I remarked upon this to someone else I was met with the suggestion ‘a prostitution racket probably’. Then Martin Jones, the former CEO of the North West Wales NHS Trust, began volunteering to coach a local boys football team on Anglesey and I realised that something odd was definitely happening with regard to football in north Wales. There is no part of Martin Jones at all that would be interested in, or make him suitable for, coaching an under 11s football team.

Banks was a member of the British Humanist Association, as were/are many other paedophiles’ friends who have been named on this blog.

On 23 November 2004, Banks announced he would not stand at the next General Election and that he would retire from the Commons. On 26 November, in an interview with Robin Oakley on Radio 4, he said “To be honest I found it intellectually numbing, and tedious in the extreme. I most certainly won’t miss the constituency work. I’ve got to tell you that honestly. It’s 22 years of the same cases, but just the faces and the people changing. It might sound a little disparaging to say this about people’s lives and their problems and we did deal with them … but I got no satisfaction from this at all. I really didn’t. And all you were was a sort of high-powered social worker and perhaps not even a good one at that. I will miss being Chairman of the Works of Art Committee . . . because I was having so much intellectual enjoyment and indeed just straightforward fun, out of reorganising our collection and that kept me in touch with history.”

The reason that all those dreary constituents of Banks’s were turning up on his doorstep with their many problems was that their lives were very difficult thanks to Banks and the rest of the political class not giving a bugger about them and stitching everything up for themselves. The infrastructure of Britain had been allowed to collapse, the ‘services’ didn’t work and in Newham people’s kids were being sent to live with a gang of paedophiles in north Wales for years who forced them into sex work which left more than a few of them infected with HIV.

When the former kids in care began dying in the late 1980s, those caring sharing politicians and NHS professionals who had watched the abuse and trafficking in silence twisted Ken Clarke’s arm to extract dosh to establish an AIDS hospice in the East End, where the victims of John Allen and Dafydd’s gang died, hidden from view, without anyone knowing how they had become infected with HIV and why they had no families to look after them as they lay dying. The cover story was that their families had ‘rejected them because they were gay’. No, some families had rejected them because they were rent boys, but the real problem was that they had been taken away from their families when they were kids and handed over to Dafydd’s gang who ruined them. They returned to London a few years later, drug addicted, mad and infected with HIV. See post ‘Apocalypse Now’.

As for being no more than ‘a high powered social worker’, Norman Tebbit used to complain of exactly the same thing. ‘We are MPs and MPs are here to hold the executive to account, we are not social workers.’ Well if the Executive have turned the welfare system into one huge crime syndicate and social workers are trafficking their clients, MPs are going to find a lot of distressed desperate people knocking at their doors.

But it’s so much more fun being Chairman of the Works of Arts Committee, the food and wine is excellent and guess who I met the other day???? No, it wasn’t an AIDS-raddled destitute kid of 15 who was working as a rent boy, it was Lord St John of Fawsley!!!

Minister of State for the Arts, 1979-81
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On 24 March 2005 Tony Banks made his final speech in the House of Commons. A week after the General Election, on 13 May 2005, it was announced he would be created a life peer and on 23 June 2005 the peerage was gazetted as Baron Stratford of Stratford in the London Borough of Newham. Which must have been the last almighty dump that Tony Banks took on the heads of the People Of Newham.

On 7 January 2006, it was reported that Lord Banks of the Proles had collapsed two days earlier, after suffering a major stroke while having lunch on Sanibel Island in Florida, where he was on holiday. He therefore went out in the manner to which he was accustomed. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Fort Myers and died on 8 January without regaining consciousness. PM Miranda described Banks as “one of the most charismatic politicians in Britain, a true man of the people.”

But then Miranda thought that the UK had a People’s Princess who supported Causes Close To Her Heart, such as expensive shopping sprees in Paris, New York and London and messing about on yachts in the Mediterranean.

Yo Blair, I feel the hand of history upon my shoulder, but it’s not a day for soundbites.

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Sometime before that business with the tunnel and the white Fiat Uno, Fatty Soames, who didn’t like Diana, was said to have told her that accidents can happen you know. There didn’t seem to be any dispute regarding this comment until Diana crashed in a tunnel after which Fatty Soames maintained that he made no such comment. Ever.

The obituary for Tony Banks published in ‘The Guardian’ mentioned that some time after the ‘food mountain’ comment, Banks became friendly with Fatty Soames and ‘at a time when the heir to the throne was trying to reshape his public image, Banks was drafted to help with suggestions on appropriate issues Prince Charles might consider supporting. This relationship foundered, predictably, over the issue of hunting’.

‘The Guardian’ also stated that Tony Banks was close friends with a number of other Tories, including Ian Gow and David Mellor. Gow was the MP for Eastbourne and Thatcher’s mate, who was blown up in June 1990. See previous posts. Gow’s assassination was attributed to the IRA but Gow is one of those whom it is suspected might have been targeted because of his role in the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Gow was the son of Alexander Gow, a Top Doctor based at Bart’s and Harley Street. Alexander Gow would have known Lady Juliet Bingley’s surgeon father from Bart’s and Lady Juliet herself, both of whom were concealing organised abuse, including the activities of Lord Louis Mountbatten. See eg. post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’ and comment following post ‘Dr Victoria Winckler v Dr Sally Baker: Update’.

David Mellor colluded with Dafydd and related gangs in his various Gov’t roles, including as Minister of State for Health, July 1988-Oct 1989 and as Minister of State for Home Affairs, Oct 1989-July 1990. In 1983, when Mellor was first appointed to the Home Office, he was involved in the pioneering PACE Act 1984, in the establishment of the CPS and the significant vivisection “laboratory testing of animals” welfare legislation the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. Although the police made much of calling PACE the ‘protection of criminals act’, it didn’t afford any protection to the victims of Dafydd’s gang who continued to be fitted up in north Wales and the CPS was endemically corrupt and a very good friend indeed to Dafydd et al as well as to Cyril Smith and Greville Janner. The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act was prepared by a coalition of animal welfarists and scientists led by Sir Andrew Huxley (see post ‘On The Occasion Of The 70th Birthday Of HRH Carlo’) and was jointly launched by them, Mellor and campaigner Dr Michael Balls – father of Ed Balls MP  – gave the UK ‘what is still the most advanced framework for the protection of laboratory animals’. Lab animals in the UK were certainly not treated in the way that they were in for example Japan, but that is more a function of a different view of animals in Britain as a whole. There are some researchers who ignored the legislation concerning lab animals – it wasn’t as if anyone was going to ever check up or hold them to account – and when I was an MSc student at Hammersmith Hospital/RPMS, 1986-87, some of the other students fell out with a student called Cyril Rooney because he was so cruel to research animals. Rooney is now a Top Doctor in Ireland (see previous posts). The Institute of Psychiatry continued to conduct cruel experiments of questionable value on primates.

Michael Balls studied zoology at Oxford University, graduating in 1960, so he will have known some of the zoologists at UCNW who colluded with Dafydd et al in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Balls conducted research for a DPhil from Oxford at the University of Geneva, 1961-64. After post-doc research at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, and at Reed College, Portland, OR, 1964-66, Balls lectured in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia. During that time he taught at Eton for a term. In 1975, Balls moved to the University of Nottingham Medical School as a senior lecturer in the Department of Human Morphology. Balls became Reader in Medical Cell Biology in 1985 and was promoted to Professor of Medical Cell Biology in 1990. Since 1995, he has been an Emeritus Professor at Nottingham. So Michael Balls knew about the massive research fraud being conducted by Professor Robert Baldwin and his colleagues at the CRC Labs at Nottingham University in the 1980s (see post ‘Oh Lordy, It’s CR UK’).

Michael Balls bagged his job at the University of East Anglia through his friend Ian Gibson, who was Labour MP for Norwich North, 1997-2009. Gibson resigned from the Commons in June 2009 after he was barred by the Labour Party from standing as their candidate for the seat in the 2010 General Election, following his behaviour during the parliamentary expenses scandal. 

Ian Gibson was educated at the Dumfries Academy before attending Edinburgh University where he acquired a degree in genetics and a doctorate. He continued his studies in the US at Indiana University and the University of Washington. Gibson worked continuously for UEA from 1965 until his election 32 years later. He became the Dean of the School of Biological Sciences at UEA in 1991 and an honorary Professor in 2003.

Gibson was a member of the Executive of MSF, 1972-92 and joined the Labour Party in 1983 after seven years in the SWP. He unsuccessfully contested Norwich North at the 1992 General Election. Gibson was the coach of the cross-party parliamentary football team.

Ian Gibson was most recently a member of the Select Committee on Innovation Universities Science and skills. He was a member of the Science and Technology Select Committee from 1997 and served as its Chairman, 2001-5. Gibson was chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer. Whilst he was the Dean of Biology at UEA Gibson was the head of a cancer research team and was awarded a ‘Champion’ award by Macmillan Cancer Relief for his work in support of people with cancer.

Gibson attracted controversy in August 2006 after claiming inbreeding in his constituency may have played a part in its rising number of diabetes cases. However, he did later apologise for these remarks, stating he did not mean to cause offence. Gibson should have also apologised for being so ignorant about the science with regard to that matter.

In May 2009, Gibson became embroiled in the MPs’ expenses scandal when it was reported that he claimed for a flat in which his daughter lived rent-free before selling it to her for half its market value. Subsequently, he was barred from standing in the next general election by a disciplinary panel of the Labour Party.

Gibson has been married to Elizabeth Frances Lubbock since March 1974. They have two daughters. Ian Gibson is a supporter of Norwich F.C.

Perhaps Ed Balls’s dad’s friend can explain why he has remained silent about the research fraud in cancer research, both at his pal Michael Balls’s employer Nottingham University and on the part of the big boys at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College and other places. I’m also wondering if Ed’s dad’s mate can tell us all why he said nothing about the MSF reps at St George’s Hospital Medical School concealing the branch of the Westminster Paedophile Ring which was being facilitated by St George’s as well as colluding with serious misconduct and patient harm. Was the decision of Ed’s dad’s friend to begin a career in Labour politics in the early 1990s after so many years in science at all related to what happened to me at St George’s in 1991, after I witnessed what was going on there and the involvement of the MSF reps (see previous posts)?

Presumably because he has been cluttering up Norwich for so long, Ian Gibson will have known a previous MP for Norwich North, Lord David Ennals, who was mates with Dafydd and Dafydd’s mate Dr Jim Birley and who spent his entire career concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts. As Ed’s dad’s mate is a supporter of Norwich F.C. he will know the Labour Party activist and former Chairman of Norwich F.C. who was a pal of Lord Ennals and whom Ken Clarke reappointed as Chairman of Anglia Regional Health Authority ‘because he was such a good Chairman’ rather than because he knew all about Dafydd and organised abuse in High Places when Ken Clarke was desperate to keep the lid on it all. See post ‘Britain In Agony’.

After all these years, can Ed’s dad’s friend shed any light on his decision to leave the SWP and join the Labour Party in 1983, the year that Miranda was elected to the Commons, the Miranda who’s wife knew a great deal about Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring because her dad was in the thick of Dafydd’s associates as a Labour luvvie in Liverpool and her barrister colleagues with their Radical Consciences in the Mansfield community were concealing it all (see post ‘Britain In Agony’)?

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The Lord Ennals
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Ed Balls – So Talented! Appointed Entirely On Merit.
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Ed’s Wife. Also So Talented And A Strong Woman.
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Uncle Harry’s Nephew.
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Following her husband Tony Banks’s death, Lady Stratford – yes, there is one, she’s Lady Sally no less – vowed to continue Banks’s animal rights work, leading a campaign against the culling of seal pups in Canada. That will have gone down a treat in Canada after Lord Banks insulted them all. Lady Stratford is also a Patron of the Captive Animals Protection Society, CAPS, a charity campaigning for an end to the use of animals in circuses, zoos and the exotic pet trade.

Sally Banks, Lady Stratford:

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Your hair dye has been tested on animals Lady Stratford. How do I know? Because by law it has to be…

‘Lady Stratford’s strength of feeling about animal protection issues led to the formation of the Sally Banks Seal Campaign, to campaign against the horrific annual slaughter of harp seals in Canada. Recently retired from her work as a senior social worker, Sally is now a freelance consultant in health and social care.’ Would Sally like to make a police statement?

Lady Stratford is a Trustee of the Newham branch of Age Concern. Age Concern holds a magnetic attraction for people who have colluded and concealed organised abuse, they flock to Age Concern eg. Margaret Hanson, wife of Labour MP David Hanson. Margaret was formerly the leader of a team of family and children’s social workers in Cheshire when Dafydd’s gang were busy in Cheshire. Margaret also served as a Councillor in Cheshire as did her husband. Latterly Margaret served as Vice-Chairman of the Betsi Board, after the Chairman Merfyn Jones and CEO Mary Burrows had been kicked out by the paedophiles’ friends. See previous posts.

Sally Banks sits on the board of Directors of the Theatre Royal Stratford East, ‘which has a strong tradition of working with young people from ethnically-diverse local communities’. Predators target youth theatre, it’s a favourite hunting ground of theirs. The young people don’t say a word because they are desperate to make it big in acting and it’s a competitive business. They are in the same position as those freelances at the BBC whom Sally’s husband represented when he was a union official years ago, one word out of place and they’re finished.

‘Two rescued cats share Sally’s east London home, together with a 70-year-old tortoise, who has lived with the family for many years’. Obviously Sally runs a sort of social services and branch of Age Concern for animals, having screwed up so spectacularly in her day job with people.

Others involved with CAPS include:

Mike Hancock CBE MP:

Mike Hancock CBE MP

Mike was the Liberal Democrat MP for Portsmouth South, 1997-2014. Hancock formally resigned from the Liberal Democrat Whip in early June 2014, until a civil court action brought against him by a female constituent alleging improper conduct was resolved. An out-of-court settlement with the woman, known only as ‘Annie’, was reached later in June 2014, in which Hancock admitted that he “crossed the line” into inappropriate behaviour. ‘Annie’ was an Empowered Service User who had sought Hancock’s advice in his capacity as her constituency MP. Hancock resignation was announced on 18 September 2014 and he then sat as an Independent MP until he left the Commons in 2015.

Hancock was previously the SDP MP for Portsmouth South, 1984-87. Dr Death and most of his followers knew about Dafydd and the related gangs. See posts ‘Dr Death’ and ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’

In between his two periods of time in the Commons, Hancock was a Director of BBC Daytime and a District Officer for MENCAP. Mike has been Chair of the southern region of the NSPCC since 1989. The has been abuse of clients of MENCAP and the NSPCC colluded with the organised abuse of children in north Wales and elsewhere.

Mike has a very keen interest in a wide range of animal protection issues, including those relating to animals in circuses and zoos. Mike has tabled many Early Day Motions relating to animal issues and signed many more. He has been a Patron of CAPS for many years.

Mike Hancock is quoted on CAPS website as saying ‘I wish CAPS well in the future and hope that it will go from strength to strength as many animals are relying on it to speak up for them when they can’t.’ This is a common sentiment expressed by animal rights activists and not one that I have a problem with except in the cases when the people saying it add ‘people can speak up for themselves, animals can’t’. They should have tried speaking up as a kid in care or Empowered Service User in north Wales. No-one would listen, no matter how often you spoke up and how loudly. There really was no getting through to anyone, not even to animal rights activists.

Honestly readers in England, it really did not matter what happened to someone in north Wales in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, one only had to utter the words ‘they’re from one of the homes for naughty boys’ or ‘they’ve been in Denbigh’ and whatever had happened to someone would be completely ignored, no matter how bad it was. This was how people were found shot dead or hanging dead from unlikely places and there were no investigations.

Mike Hancock’s sexual impropriety with an Empowered Service User was only one of a number of highlights in a very impressive career in public life. Matyas Eorsi, a Hungarian member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, said of his colleague Hancock in August 2010: “He is the most pro-Russian MP from among all of the countries of western Europe. You just have to read his speeches. When it came to debates on Putin, freedom of the media or the war with Georgia, Michael always defended Russia. Among the Liberal bloc in Strasbourg we were all stunned by his position. According to him, Russia really is a fully-fledged democracy.”

Hancock said that he would act to defend the Gov’t of Azerbaijan in Westminster. He said that he disapproved of criticism of President Ilham Aliyev’s regime and has stated that, in particular, he disapproved of the democratic opposition movement within Azerbaijan. In 2013 Hancock voted against a critical report on political prisoners in Azerbaijan.

Hancock has stated that he does not believe that the Armenian Genocide actually happened, describing it as a “so-called genocide” based on “dubious historical” claims; in March 2010, he said: “Armenia is like a headless chicken that runs around in circles. They really do not know where to run.”

Hancock is a supporter of homeopathy, having signed several early day motions in support of its continued funding on the NHS, as is that loyal servant of Dafydd’s gang, Sir Alan Meale. See post ‘Britain In Agony’.

On 8 August 2010, one of Hancock’s parliamentary aides, Russian national Katia Zatuliveter and her friend were questioned at Gatwick Airport on returning from celebrating her 25th birthday in Croatia. Hancock had met Zatuliveter in Strasbourg where she worked for the Council of Europe. She started working as an aide to Hancock in 2008, after having been an intern at the House of Commons for a while and undergoing security vetting. Until Hancock was ousted as chairman of the All-Party Group on Russia in June 2010, Zatuliveter had been the All-Party Group’s secretary, giving her direct access to all MPs with the greatest interest in Russia and legitimate reason to liaise with the Russian authorities; according to sources at Westminster, Zatuliveter had access to Hancock’s private emails and virtually ran the UK-Russia group.

Reportedly, Zatuliveter had been identified by MI5 when surveillance linked her to another person with close links to the Russian Embassy in London; the latter was suspected of working for the SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service.

On 4 December 2010, it was reported that Zatuliveter was facing deportation in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, after she was arrested by the Met on behalf of MI5 and the Border and Immigration Agency on 2 December 2010, on suspicion of espionage, the police action having been approved by Home Secretary Theresa May. The incident happened in the wake of the uncovering and expulsion of ten Russian sleeper agents in the US in June 2010, including a young woman who had British citizenship, Anna Chapman. 

On 5 December 2010, Hancock confirmed the detention of Zatuliveter and advised the media that she was appealing against her potential deportation. In subsequent interviews on the same day, he called the espionage accusations “absolutely ludicrous” commenting further: “I have no reason to believe she did anything but act honourably during the time she was working for me. She is determined to fight her corner and she genuinely believes, and I back her 100%, that she has nothing to hide and has done nothing wrong. If she has, the (security) services are right. But they need to prove their point now.”

The media quoted some of Hancock’s former Council of Europe’s liberal group colleagues as saying that in the 2000s Hancock would usually come to their regular private gatherings alongside a series of young Russian and Ukrainian women – in spite of protests by some of those; Hancock’s former colleagues said they had witnessed his assistants using the computers of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, the liberal group secretariat, which were supposed to be protected by a password; apparently his assistants knew the password. Hancock denied claims by Matyas Eorsi that he had failed to declare all of his visits to Russia, saying that he did not know exactly how many trips he had made to Russia, as his passport had “fallen into the sea”. It was also reported that Hancock had allegedly agreed to help another Russian national, a 25-year-old Ekaterina Paderina, stay in Britain after she ran into visa problems in the late 1990s.

On 7 December 2010 Russia’s Foreign Ministry described the affair as “vaudeville based on a threadbare spy plot” being whipped up by the UK media, which could “only be regarded with pity”.

On 9 December 2010, Katerina Zatuliveter filed an appeal against arrest and deportation to Russia; in a statement released by her lawyer Tessa Gregory, Zatuliveter said British authorities had failed to provide evidence of her work not being “conducive to national security”; of MI5 she said: “I fully cooperated with them when they questioned me. I have nothing to hide and was only doing my job as a parliamentary researcher.” Also on that day, Alexander Sternik, Russia’s charge d’affaires said of Hancock: “Mike Hancock is one of those people who are known to have a balanced objective and sympathetic approach towards the modern Russia and its foreign policy.” Sternik also said that the Russian view of the affair was that Hancock was being targeted because he was a parliamentarian who “showed sympathy and understanding for the modern Russian state”; of Zatuliver’s detention he said: “We have not received, although we insisted on this, any clarification as to the motives and the reasons that this detention was made.”

At a Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) hearing on her case begun on 18 October 2011, Zatuliveter admitted to having had a four-year affair with Hancock. She also admitted that she had had affairs with a NATO official, a Dutch diplomat and a senior UN official.

On 29 November 2011, the SIAC delivered its ruling that allowed the appeal; the SIAC’s Open Judgment concluded: “Our conclusion, at least on the balance of probabilities, is that she was and is not a Russian agent. […]”. The 2011 SIAC’s ruling on Zatuliveter’s appeal noted of her relationship with him: “The relationship with Mr Hancock was enduring and genuine on both sides.”

In October 2010 a complaint was made against Hancock of indecent assault, which Hampshire Police announced would not be pursued in December 2010 due to insufficient evidence. In February 2013, a civil suit against Hancock over the same complaint was filed. In September 2013 the police reopened their investigation, asking that a report for Portsmouth City Council, be handed over. Hancock was then still a Portsmouth councillor, as well as an MP for the city. The report was an investigation into whether Hancock had breached the Councillors Code of Conduct for Portsmouth City Council, the council suspended any action as a result of the report until all other proceedings have concluded. The Police decided after considering the report that Hancock would face no charges in relation to the complaint.

In January 2014, Hancock was suspended from the Liberal Democrats after the party nationally reviewed the report commissioned by Liberal Democrat run Portsmouth City Council, which had found “prima facie evidence of his unwelcome sexual approaches” to his constituent. The report, which has not been officially published, had become available to The Guardian in December 2013.

The civil case was scheduled to come to trial in mid-June 2014, but a settlement between the parties emerged on 11 June. A week later, when details of the out of court settlement became public knowledge, Hancock apologised to his constituent (known only under the pseudonym of Annie) via a statement issued by the complainant’s solicitors at the High Court in London. Any compensation paid to the complainant was not made publicly known. In part, his statement says: “I understand that you felt degraded. I did not treat you with sufficient respect. I made you feel deeply uncomfortable and discriminated against, and I crossed the line.”

A psychiatric report on Hancock, who was undergoing treatment at the Priory Hospital in Southampton, confirmed that he was freely able to make such a statement. So after indecently assaulting an Empowered Service User, Hancock metamorphosed into an Empowered Service User himself. Tony Francis sought shelter by becoming an Empowered Service User and Dafydd has been using the strategy for so long that he was doing it in the days when the term used was that ‘Dafydd suffers from a nervous illness’. It was certainly a rare condition, it caused Dafydd to do the most extraordinary things… . Hancock resigned from the Liberal Democrats in September 2014 before a disciplinary hearing. The news was disclosed in The Independent on 18 September.

Hancock has been married to Jacqueline Elliott (also a former member of Portsmouth City Council until losing her seat in the 2014 elections) since 1967 and has a son and a daughter.

Hancock has been the Vice-Chairman of Portsmouth Dock since 1992. 

 

Dr Edgar Mann. Edgar has been a patron of CAPS for many years. He has been a Top Doctor – a GP – and a longstanding member of the ancient Isle of Man Parliament, the Tynwald, where, over the years, he held major positions in the Manx Government. At the same time he has been involved in most of the Manx animal charities and has chaired the Pets Aid League, the Manx SPLG and is currently the Chair of the Home of Rest for Old Horses. Edgar was also involved in the formation of the Manx Cat Sanctuary. He negotiated the end of the annual auction of the retiring old tram horses, who now live out their lives in peace at the Home of Rest for Old Horses, just outside Douglas, on the Isle of Man.

There was a very nice secretary at St George’s Hospital Medical School when I worked there, 1989-91, who had moved to London from the Isle of Man. She wasn’t nuts like most of the other people at St George’s and she worked as the medical secretary for the loathed Professor Stuart Stanton, who was alleged to be involved with something very big and very nasty but no-one quite knew what (see previous posts). This secretary told me that she would never have been a patient of Stanton’s under any circumstances. One day I discovered that she had been forced to leave the Isle of Man after a scandal and that was why she was stuck at St George’s, although she obviously thought that they were complete twats. I don’t know what the scandal was but those we know and love knew and they’ll have used it to squeeze her as hard as they could…

Brian Sewell:

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Brian Sewell was best known as that art critic of the London Evening Standard with the very posh strangulated vowels, which ‘Private Eye’ took the piss out of. Sewell was a prolific broadcaster across news, arts and documentary programming on both radio and TV. Brian Sewell raised funds for the rescue and re-homing of abandoned and ill-treated domestic pets and deliberately developed his London garden as a haven for wildlife.

Sewell was educated at the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Hampstead. He then studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London University, where his tutors included Anthony Blunt, who became Sewell’s close friend. Blunt has been named as one of the VIP paedophiles’ who visited the Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast. The ring at Kincora had links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales, to the ring at St George’s Hospital Medical School and to UCL.

Sewell graduated in 1957 and worked at Christie’s auction house and subsequently became an art dealer. He completed his National Service as a commissioned officer in the Royal Army Service Corps. 

In 1979, after Blunt’s exposure as the fourth man in the Cambridge spy ring, Sewell assisted in sheltering him in Chiswick. Blunt was outed in 1979. The year that Mary Wynch was illegally imprisoned by Dafydd et al, the year that Jeremy Thorpe stood trial for incitement and conspiracy to kill and the year that there was panic and high drama at UCNW (see post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’). Presumably Blunt’s exposure was related to the net almost closing in on the Westminster Paedophile Ring…

In Dirty Dalí: A Private View on Channel 4 on 3 June 2007, Sewell described his acquaintance with Salvador Dali in the late 1960s, which included lying in the foetal position without trousers in the armpit of a figure of Christ and masturbating for Dalí, who pretended to take photos while fumbling in his trousers. I’ll say that for Dali, he can always be relied upon. The Hergest patient F hated Salvador Dali; F maintained that Dali was an ‘exhibitionist who kicked a blind man down the road in the name of art’.

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In a TV programme broadcast on Channel 4 on 24 July 2007, marking the 40th anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 which partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales, Sewell said, “I never came out… but I have slowly emerged”. Sewell was described as bisexual but also described himself as gay, saying he knew he probably was homosexual at the age of six. He had chastised himself for his attraction to men, describing it ‘as an “affliction” and a “disability” and told readers, “no homosexual has ever chosen this sexual compulsion”‘. In the first episode of The Naked Pilgrim Sewell alluded to the loss of his virginity at the hands of a 60-year-old French woman “who knew what she was doing and was determined”; Sewell was 20 at the time. In his autobiography, Sewell indicates that he lost his virginity at the age of 15 to a fellow pupil at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School.

Despite all the sexual confusion – and Sewell’s appalling attitude to the lower orders and people who lived oop north – at least Sewell liked fluffy furry things.

 

Angela Smith, Baroness Smith of Basildon :

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Angela took a seat in the House of Lords in 2010 after 13 years as the Labour MP for Basildon and East Thurrock. Although supportive of all animal protection issues, Angela has been a particularly strong opponent of circuses which use animals. As Patron of CAPS, she has written articles for the Labour Animal Welfare Society, in which she reiterated the call for a ban on all species of animals in circuses. Angela is quoted on the CAPS website as saying “CAPS should be congratulated as one of the most active and effective animal protection groups in the country. Its campaigns are well researched and there is a scientific base for its actions, which means I know I can use its campaign materials with confidence.”

Now for some gen on Angela that doesn’t appear on the CAPS website. Angela Evans Smith, Baroness Smith of Basildon was the Labour Co-operative MP for Basildon, 1997-2010. Smith attended Pitsea Junior School and Chalvedon Comprehensive (later Chalvedon School) in Basildon, before reading Public Administration at Leicester Poly, at the time that Frank Beck and his mate Greville Janner were busy with that paedophile ring in the Leicester area, which had links to Dafydd’s gang. In 1978, Angela married Nigel Smith, who has written a number of history books for secondary school pupils. From 1982 to 1983, Smith was a trainee accountant with the London Borough of Newham, 1982-83 and then worked for the League Against Cruel Sports, 1983-95, becoming the head of Political and Public Relations. So Angela called in at all the right places before she worked as a political researcher, 1995-97. Angela Smith was a member of Essex County Council from 1989 and a member of the Fire Authority for the County of Essex.

Angela was selected to stand for election through an all-woman short-list, being at such a disadvantage by possessing ovaries. It was clearly outstanding talent that propelled Angela into the Lords, despite her being held back by her gonads.

Angela was appointed a Gov’t Whip in 2001 – so Miranda knew that she had dirt on someone –  before being promoted to a junior Ministerial post for N Ireland in Oct 2002. In 2006 she was moved to the Dept for Communities and Local Gov’t, with responsibility for Fire Services. On 28 June 2007, Smith was appointed as a PPS to the new PM Gordon, entitling her to attend Cabinet. That was when Gordon’s agents were creating havoc at Bangor University. Angela left her junior ‘let’s sink Merfyn’ role at the reshuffle of June 2009, to enter Gov’t in the Cabinet Office at the rank of Minister of State, when she was sworn of the Privy Council and progressed to a senior ‘let’s sink Merfyn’ role. In the Queen’s Privy as well, there’s posh for you.

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As Minister of State in the Cabinet Office, Angela’s role incorporated the offices of Minister for the Third Sector and the appropriately titled Minister Social Exclusion.

Angela obviously knocked them dead re her expertise in social exclusion in Lilibet’s Privy, because was created a life peeress on 7 July 2010. In the Lords, Smith was Labour Spokeswoman for Energy and Climate Change, 2010-13, N Ireland, 2011-12 and the Home Office, 2012-15. She also served as Opposition Deputy Whip in the House of Lords, 2012-15. On 27 May 2015, Smith was elected unopposed as Labour’s Leader in the Lords and so joined Harriet Harman’s Shadow Cabinet, which is not really something to boast about. 

In June 2009 Smith had to repay over £1,000 for wrongly claimed Council Tax expenses and service charges for her second property in Elephant and Castle. A review by Sir Thomas Legg uncovered further monies over-claimed by Baroness Smith making a total of £1,429 which she later returned.

 

CAPS also campaigns against the use of animals in the audio-visual industry, which surely includes child porn featuring beastiality.

 

Tony Banks had a celebrity friend, the American singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. Banks’s wiki states that Aimee became a close friend of Banks after meeting him in London ‘in the early 1990s’ and the song “You’re With Stupid Now” on her 1995 album ‘I’m With Stupid’ was inspired by ‘their discussions of British politics’.  An interview published in The Indie in May 1996 explains that Aimee Mann was in the UK ‘doing a tour two years ago’ when someone from her record company called and said that a fax had arrived from an MP who wanted to have tea with her at the Commons. None of this made any sense to Aimee because she didn’t know anyone, or have any interest, in UK politics, but her record company encouraged her to go and even sent someone from the record company along with her to join the party. The MP concerned was Tony Banks and it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Aimee Mann began her career in the early 1980s and has won two Grammy Awards. She was called a “lyric genius” by KCRW and was named one of the world’s top 10 greatest living songwriters by NPR in 2006. One of Aimee’s early bands was the Boston punk band the ‘Young Snakes’. In 1983, the band released the EP ‘Bark Along With The Young Snakes’. In 1983, Mann co-founded the band ‘Til Tuesday’ in Boston with her boyfriend Michael Hausman (who later managed Mann’s solo career). In 1987, Mann sang vocals on the single “Time Stand Still” by rock band Rush from their 1987 album ‘Hold Your Fire’. She also appeared in the music video for the song.

In 1988, ‘Til Tuesday released ‘Everything’s Different Now’, their third and final album. The album contained the song “The Other End (Of the Telescope)” which Mann wrote and sang with Elvis Costello. ‘Til Tuesday broke up in 1990 when Mann left to start her solo career.

In 1993, Mann released her debut solo album, ‘Whatever’, which sold modestly but met with critical praise. In 1995, Mann released ‘I’m With Stupid’ through Geffen Records, which, like her debut, garnered positive reviews but modest commercial success. In 1999, Mann recorded original material for the soundtrack to the Paul Thomas Anderson film ‘Magnolia’, which earned both Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations for the song “Save Me”. She negotiated a contract release from David Geffen and co–founded her own label, SuperEgo Records with manager, Michael Hausman.

In 1997, Mann married songwriter Michael Penn whom she met in the 1980s. They courted while Mann was recording Whatever. Mann had previously been in a relationship with XTC guitarist David Gregory. Penn met Mann during the recording of her album ‘I’m With Stupid’ (to which Penn contributed), the two struck up a friendship, which blossomed into romance and their December 29, 1997, marriage. Together with manager Michael Hausman they formed United Musicians, an independent music collective founded on “the principle that every artist should be able to retain copyright ownership of the work he or she has created and that this ownership is the basis for artistic strength and true independence.” Penn and Mann live in Los Angeles.

Michael Daniel Penn (born August 1, 1958) is noted for the 1989 single “No Myth”, a top 20 hit in the US and successful in several other countries. Prior to the release of his 1989 debut album ‘March’, Penn was a member of the Los Angeles band Doll Congress, was one of two musical guests on Saturday Night Live October 24, 1987 (as a solo artist, with his brother Sean Penn hosting), and had appeared as an extra on a few TV series, including ‘St Elsewhere’. 

I cannot find any explanation of why, in 1994, Tony Banks, a Labour MP unconnected with the US music industry, decided to fax Aimee Mann’s record company requesting tea at the Commons with her, why her record company encouraged her to go for tea with him and why they sent a representative along with her. Furthermore, Aimee’s career wasn’t really going very far until she had tea at the Commons with Banks, but after that things perked up quite a bit for Aimee.

Another rocker who wasn’t going very far who also found that his career was suddenly going places in the mid-1990s was Gruff Rhys, who made his name with the Welsh band Super Furry Animals. Gruff’s dad was Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council! Things were looking rather bleak for Gruff’s dad in 1994, because there was a great deal of noise being made about a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire which had allegedly been covered-up at the highest levels of Gov’t. There were demands for a Public Inquiry into the matter and although William Hague didn’t make the decision to hold the Public Inquiry until the summer of 1996, Sir Ronnie Waterhouse knew that he’d be Chairing it back in 1994-95, because he altered his retirement plans to enable him to spend 1995 wining and dining with many of the people who had concealed the VIP paedophile ring which didn’t exist. See post ‘Heart Of Darkness’.

The sudden inexplicable rise and construction of Gruff Rhys as a superstar during the course of the Waterhouse Inquiry was described in my post ‘The International Language Of Screaming’. Gruff wasn’t the only Welsh musician to find fame and fortune at the time, there was a whole cluster of Cool Cymru performers. Nearly all of them had parents or friends with parents who were linked to Dafydd’s gang. Gee the kids of a gang of people traffickers were just so talented! No-one had said that about any of them before 1993-94, they were marginalised and ignored, because for a start Gruff et al sung in Welsh and the UK music industry told them firmly that they really did not want to know. Gruff and his mates were very popular in Bethesda, but they were cold-shouldered even over in Liverpool, until that Public Inquiry was being arranged…

Michael Penn’s label is Sony. Sony gave Gruff Rhys a very, very good deal when Gruff was in no position – or seemed to be in no position – to thrash out such a favourable contract.

I wasn’t a rock star in the mid-1990s, although I did live in the terrace at the end of the building where Gruff used to practice with his mates before he became a superstar. In fact, when Tony Banks was faxing Aimee Mann out of the blue, Dafydd and the gang – helped by Ioan Bowen Rees’s crooked Gwynedd County Council lawyer pal Ron Evans – had embarked on an elaborate plan to try and have me banged up on the grounds of my dangerousness. The plan had really taken off after I and patient F had held a meeting with two people from the Mental Health Act Commission and told them that serious complaints against Dafydd, including those of him sexually exploiting female patients, were not being investigated. Brown had written to the managers of Gwynedd Community Health Trust – again – explaining that he had listened in to the phone call during which Dafydd had told me that he’d get me a place at Liverpool Medical School if I dropped my complaint about him. Brown did not receive a reply. I was told that Brown’s letter had not been received. Among the documents released from my lawyer years later was a copy of Brown’s letter with a handwritten message on it saying ‘what shall we do about Dr Brown’s letter?’ and with a message underneath saying ‘do not reply’.

The plans of Dafydd et al reached a high point when in the autumn of 1994, Dafydd planted a brick which he said I had thrown through his glass door of his house in the early hours of the morning. While I was unaware of this accusation, Dafydd held a number of meetings with the North Wales Police about the brick that they all knew that I had thrown through the door, wrote to the MDU about that matter and the MDU obligingly documented my brick throwing activities as fact. In Nov 1994, Liverpool High Court issued an injunction against me on the grounds of the danger that I represented to Dafydd. The evidence in Dafydd’s affidavit consisted of the details of a number of phone calls that F had made to Dafydd, including one in which F had blown a raspberry down the phone at him and an account of me throwing that brick through Dafydd’s glass door. Dafydd’s affidavit did not detail one other incident of any sort between Dafydd and I. But he obtained an ex-parte injunction from a High Court judge on the basis of it and then further plans to demonstrate that I was becoming a greater and greater danger to Dafydd’s life were laid…

See posts ‘These Sharks Are Crap As Well’ and ‘The Banality Of Evil’.

On 9 June 1994 Granville Bernard ‘Matt’ Arnold, the Head of Bryn Estyn, died of an ‘unspecified blood disease’. On 13 June 1994 the trial of Peter Howarth, Arnold’s friend and colleague and Paul Wilson, on the sexual abuse of boys in care charges began. In July 1994 Richard Williams was found dead in a car aged 18. He was alleged to have suffered maltreatment whilst in care in north Wales. On 8 July 1994 Peter Howarth was found guilty of child sexual abuse at Chester Crown Court and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Paul Wilson is acquitted of all charges. In Nov 1994, Craig Wilson, a former Bryn Estyn resident, hanged himself aged 16…

But Gruff and Aimee would soon be stars!

Aimee’s husband Michael Penn is the brother of actors Sean Penn and Chris Penn. Sean Penn was married to Madonna. Sean Penn has appeared in more than 50 films and won many awards during his career as an actor and director. He has won two Oscars for Best Actor for ‘Mystic River’ (2003) and ‘Milk’ (2008), and was nominated three more times in the same category for ‘Dead Man Walking’ (1995), ‘Sweet and Lowdown’ (1999) and ‘I Am Sam’ (2001). He also received a Directors Guild of America nomination for directing ‘Into the Wild’ (2007).

 

He’s A Material Girl, Living In A Material World!

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Like A Virgin!

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When Tony Banks was a whippersnapper back in 1975, he became political adviser to the late Judith Hart, Minister for Overseas Development, returning to the trades unions as Assistant General Secretary of the Association of Broadcasting and Allied Staffs in 1976, where Banks then remained until he became an MP in 1983.

Constance Mary Hart, Baroness Hart of South Lanark (née Ridehalgh; 18 September 1924 – 8 December 1991), known as Judith Hart, served as a Minister in Harold Wilson’s Gov’ts during the 1960s and 1970s before entering the Lords in 1988.

Hart was educated at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, the LSE and the University of London. She married Anthony Bernard Hart in 1946. Judith Hart was a lecturer at a teacher training college, a member of the Fabian Society and a branch Secretary of the Association of Scientific Workers, the union which represented many NHS scientists and technicians which eventually evolved into MSF…

After joining the Labour Party aged 18, Hart stood unsuccessfully as a Labour candidate twice and was then elected as member for Lanark in 1959, holding the seat until 1983. Thereafter she sat for Clydesdale until 1987.

Hart held Ministerial office as joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, 1964-66, Minister of State, Commonwealth Office, 1966-67), Minister of Social Security, 1967–68, Paymaster General (with a seat in the Cabinet), 1968-69, and as Minister of Overseas Development, 1969–70, 1974–75 and 1977-79.

In opposition, Hart was front bench Spokesman on Overseas Aid, 1979-80. She was Govt Co-Chairman of the Women’s National Commission, 1969-70. Within the Labour Party she was a member of the NEC, 1969–83, serving as Vice-Chairman, 1980–81 and as Chairman, 1981-82.

Hart was appointed to Lilibet’s Privy in 1967 and appointed a DBE in 1979. The year that panic broke out and Mary Wynch was unlawfully imprisoned. On 8 February 1988, when Alison Taylor and I were refusing to shut up, Hart was created a life peer. Hart died of cancer at the Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehamton in 1991, aged 67.

Another Labour Role Model for Wimmin:

The Baroness Hart of South Lanark – Who Concealed A Paedophile Gang.
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Chairman of the Labour Party
In office
24 November 1981 – 24 November 1982

 

The gwerin are featuring in the media and the news so often at present that I have not got time to do justice to their activities on the blog. In the last few days Judge Huw Rees did not imprison a north Wales man for the rape of a girl under 12 years old many years ago on the grounds that this man was of good character. Except for that lapse with the girl under 12 obviously. Most NHS Trusts, in England as well as in Wales, are missing all targets and warning that This Winter Will Be Even Worse Than Previous Winters. NHS big wigs from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Manchester Universities want more money to Help The Poor of the north of England. Ann Coffey and Julie Bindel are arguing that juries should be scrapped in rape trials because juries can’t be trusted. Neither in my experience can judges or indeed Ann Coffey, who in the early 1970s was employed as a social worker in Gwynedd (see previous posts) or Julie Bindel, who has spent years campaigning for justice for wimmin but who never mentioned Jimmy Savile or the abuse of wimmin by the mental health services and other parts of the welfare sector (see previous posts). Ann and Julie aren’t really gwerin by nature, but in times of crisis, the gwerin welcome anyone on board.

 

When Brown and I were teenagers and crazy things were happening all around us, I used to say to Brown ‘this can’t continue, something is going to happen soon’ and Brown cheerfully said ‘oh it can continue and it will’. He was quite right. The expression we always used in the face of the insanity continuing was ‘Is there still green paint on the Renault? Yes there is still green paint on the Renault.’ This stemmed from an incident at Brown’s school when he was 14, in which the Boys From 5C – the notorious ‘bottom set’ who were about to leave school – splashed green paint over a Renault owned by one of the teachers, the Renault and the teacher being a bit of a joke. The teacher then drove the Renault around for years without doing anything about the green paint and Brown and his friend were monitoring the situation and would regularly ask ‘Is there still green pain on the Renault?’ to which the reply would always be ‘Yes, there is still green paint on the Renault’. I used the ‘green paint on the Renault’ example in a letter to the Top Doctors years ago with reference to Gwynne the lobotomist forging medical records: ‘Is Gwynne still forging people’s medical records? Yes, Gwynne is still forging people’s medical records. And there is still green paint on the Renault’. And the Top Doctors got very angry with me for taking the piss.

So I am delighted to announce that, in the face of the latest activities of the Top Doctors and their friends the gwerin, yes, there is still green paint on the Renault…

 

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Meet The Gwerin!

Some scholars of Wales have maintained that until relatively recently, Wales was a land peopled by a ‘gwerin’, a population of rural dwelling folk indigenous to Wales who formed a sort of classless society in which there was no sub-group in a dominant social position. Other people have  maintained that the notion of a gwerin is silly – I think the person who was ruder about the idea of a gwerin than most was Kim Howells, I imagine that he had some very harsh words for the gwerin once he’d stopped rolling around laughing – and that Wales was as much of a class-based society as most other societies. There was indeed a class structure in Wales and quite a rigid one, but it was not one that equated very well to the class structure used by sociologists who wrote about England. This used to cause Brown and I a lot of problems when journal articles that we had written about the recent history of Wales were peer-reviewed by people who very obviously had a great deal of experience of urban English sociology but did not know much about rural Wales fifty years ago. Rude comments would be returned such as ‘the authors state that these were disadvantaged people. Farmers are not disadvantaged people.’ Well no, barley barons in Lincolnshire aren’t, but they are not quite in the same situation as certain Snowdonia hill farmers were in the 1950s…

The excesses of journal reviewers notwithstanding, I cannot really subscribe to the notion of a gwerin, but I know that some of those who were very influential in UCNW (Bangor University) in previous generations absolutely maintained that a gwerin existed and indeed that they were members of the said gwerin. A number of the gwerin who ran UCNW also ran a trafficking gang along with Dafydd, which targeted, er, the lower orders. Which sounds rather to me like a class structure.

I was dwelling on the gwerin the other day when I was reading Dr David Roberts’s 2009 book on the history of Bangor University. Dr Roberts’s volume names a few who most definitely believed themselves to be of the gwerin and the names were familiar to me; I can remember some of them from my days as an undergrad and I was aware of others because parts of Bangor University are named after them etc. Dr Roberts’s book gives detailed accounts of some legendary events in the recent history of Bangor, including those which set the scene when the cohort of students of which I was one arrived.

I have mentioned in previous posts that UCNW was in danger of shutting down in the 1980s after an onslaught from the UGC. I had always believed that the axe was wielded by Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer in the mid-1980s (see previous posts), but Dr Roberts’s book informs us that a near killer blow was inflicted upon UCNW by the UGC in 1981, which shattered the paedophiles’ friends who were running UCNW at the time. It was when the axe was about to be wielded again a few years later that someone thought to remind Thatch’s Gov’t that this institution was full of people who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring or were keeping quiet about it. The member of the gwerin who actually reminded the UGC of that was a man called Alwyn Roberts, a PVC whom I have been told also spent time as a missionary. According to Dr Roberts’s book, Alwyn Roberts worked as a senior lecturer in the Dept of Social Theory and Institutions (the Dept where I worked after finishing my PhD, but it was known by then as Social Sciences), but in the late 1970s when UCNW was in deep financial difficulty, a reorganisation took place and Alwyn Roberts became Director of Extra-Mural Studies.

The Waterhouse Report provides much information about the qualifications and work histories of those accused of abusing kids in north Wales or colluding with abuse. I have mentioned previously that a great many of those who abused the kids qualified at Cartrefle College at Wrexham, which became NEWI and then Glyndwr University. I received information from a former Cartrefle student telling me that standards were very low there and that the social work course tutors had an arrangement with Nefyn Dodd and Lucille Hughes to identify students who were potential whistleblowers and either remove them from the course or to force them out of their jobs after they had qualified.

A number of other people named in the Waterhouse Report as abusers held either degrees from UCNW – Lucille Hughes was a UCNW graduate – or social work qualifications gained from UCNW, particularly those people in more senior positions. They will have been students in the Dept of Social Theory and Institutions. Alwyn Roberts will have known them – UCNW was and is still small enough to ensure that people in Depts do know each other – and he knew who they were working with after they qualified and what was happening to the children in their care.

Dr Roberts’s book mentions that Alwyn Roberts had served as Principal of Pachhunga Government College in India, as a member of Gwynedd County Council and as a Governor of the BBC. So Alwyn Roberts had all angles covered. He worked in the Dept which trained the social workers who were then employed in children’s homes run by Gwynedd County Council, in which a paedophile ring was operating. Or they could pop over to the children’s homes in Clwyd, which were part of the same ring. I have mentioned previously how many journos in BBC Wales were networked with Dafydd or even knew him personally and were happy top broadcast what they knew were lies about his alleged expertise and the state of the mental health services and other parts of the welfare system in north Wales. At the same time Alwyn Roberts was one of UCNW’s senior managers.

The Vice-Principal of UCNW from 1981 onward was Professor Geoff Sagar, who was a member of staff in the Dept of Plant Biology and who taught me. Geoff Sagar knew virtually everything that I have blogged about staff in Plant Biology colluding with Dafydd’s gang. He knew that some of the staff in his Dept were married to people who were members of the gang because they were married to social workers or Top Doctors and he knew that one of his lecturers, John Wilson, was having sex with local school girls and that this was openly discussed. It was of course openly discussed in terms of people’s concerns that John was going to get caught, rather than with any degree of concern as to what was happening to the girls. The girls whom John had been seen with were described by Dr Adrian Bell’s wife Alison, a technician in Plant Biology, as ‘rather slaggy girls’. Well they won’t have been conducting themselves in the way that most of the children of the UCNW staff were, but the kids of UCNW staff hadn’t been removed from their families and been forced to live in a children’s home where they were violently assaulted, raped and coerced into working as prostitutes. If the kids tried to make complaints to the police, the police refused to record the complaints or threatened to arrest the kids themselves.

In the 1980s, one of the Gwynedd social workers responsible for the area of Bangor in which the Ty’r Felin children’s home was located was Meri Huws (see eg. post ‘People With Energy’). Meri later became a lecturer at Coleg Menai – where many of the non-academic staff employed by UCNW trained – and the Normal College, which trained teachers and was also colluding with Dafydd’s gang. Then Meri was employed by Bangor University as the Director of the Dept of Lifelong Learning, which was the then incarnation of the Dept of Extra-Mural Studies previously run by Alwyn Roberts…

 

By the way Alison, I sat in your husband’s office distraught and told him that Brown was receiving death threats. He blanked me. As did your mate Dr D.G.E. Wood, but then Wood was facilitating the trafficking ring anyway. If two intelligent adults had gangsters after them, I don’t rate the chances of 14 year old girls. As for the student whom you described as ‘obnoxious’ after he was sectioned in Ysbyty Gwynedd by the gang, well part of his distress was that his girlfriend was being targeted by them.

Just how stupid were you all??? The undergrads were being terrorised by a criminal gang but all you could do was obsess about nonsense like them wearing alternative clothes or blowing dope, it was ridiculous. As for Dafydd famously telling the Welsh Baptist Union that learning Bible verses in Welsh as a child can protect against a serious moral collapse in later life (see post ‘A Serious Moral Collapse’), just about the only people in Bangor who hadn’t suffered from a serious moral collapse were the students and even some of them succumbed, such as the psychology and social work students.

Somebody reminded me recently that Adrian Bell’s hobby was vintage cars, he collected and traded them. I have been told that all areas of the lives of Dafydd’s Little Helpers were used to shore up the gang, so someone ought to take a look at who in the vintage car world had links with Adrian and others who worked at Bangor University or in north Wales.

 

Geoff Sagar’s son was a vet. My post ‘The Wretched Of The Earth’ described how targets of Dafydd’s gang were refused treatment for their pets by the local vets in Gwynedd. Dr Katz, a Polish vet in Llanfairfechan who dared treat the pets of those who had spilt the pints of the paedophiles, was hounded out of the area during the years after the millennium.

 

In June 1994, Alwyn Roberts led a Joint Working Party which held discussions with a view to merging UCNW with the Normal College. Dr Roberts’s book states that Alwyn was a ‘skilled negotiator’ ‘in whom officers and staff of Coleg Normal had considerable confidence’. They probably loved him because they and the teachers that they trained were also colluding with, or at best simply ignoring, the trafficking ring which Alwyn Roberts knew a great deal about.

I will return to the other people involved in these negotiations in future posts…

Dr Roberts’s book discusses the time – or rather one of the times – when key figures at UCNW all started hitting each other. I knew that things had become very fraught at UCNW in the late 1970s, which was when Dafydd had Mary Wynch illegally arrested and imprisoned; Mary worked as secretary in the massively dysfunctional Agriculture Dept, so I guessed that Mary had found something out about that Dept… What everyone knew at the time, even the students, was that the UCNW farm, which was under the domain of the Dept of Agriculture, was so badly mismanaged that it went bankrupt, plunging UCNW into severe financial difficulties. UCNW bailed College Farm out and a few years later it went bankrupt again. It was no advert for the Agri Dept or UCNW.

Lord Kenyon, the President of UCNW, 1947-82, considered his two big interests to be agriculture and health services. Lord Kenyon held numerous public positions, including that of Chairman of Clwyd Health Authority in the 1970s. Lord Kenyon’s son Thomas was known to be sexually abusing at least one boy in care in north Wales and was eventually caught red-handed in the late 1970s. The boy was sent to a detention centre after Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon made a complaint of theft against him. Among many other things, Lord Kenyon was a member of the North Wales Police Authority, a JP and the most senior Freemason in north Wales. Thomas faced no charges. Thomas died of HIV/AIDS in 1993. See previous posts for further details.

Dr Roberts’s book explains that UCNW became increasingly troubled during the latter half of the 1970s. There was much friction on the basis of language, with some students and staff feeling that there were far too many students from England who were overwhelming Welsh speaking students. This was a sore point for many because UCNW was proud of being a local, Welsh institution which had been established for people in north Wales.

Sir Charles Evans, the Principal of UCNW, 1958-84, was Welsh in that he grew up in north Wales and had learnt Welsh as a boy, but Sir Charles is the sort of person that demonstrated the myth of a gwerin. Sir Charles was ‘Welsh’ but he was posh. He was sent away to a public school at a young age – Shrewsbury – and then went to Oxford where he studied medicine. Charles Evans was completely unsympathetic to the concerns and protests of the Welsh language students and took a highly confrontational approach to them. The students enjoyed a lot of support from some of the gwerin on the staff, including those in very senior positions and the gwerin went to war with Charles Evans in an attempt to force him to retire.

In April 1981 – three months before the UGC wrote to UCNW telling them that they were going to be clobbered financially – a group of fourteen senior academics at UCNW signed a letter to Lord Kenyon stating that Sir Charles Evans could no longer ‘carry the burden’ of leadership. Non-professorial staff also wrote about their concerns re the ‘present leadership’. By April 1981, Mary Wynch had begun legal action against Dafydd and the gang and it was clear that everyone could find themselves in a lot of trouble.

Sir Charles had been in a wheelchair for a long while having developed MS when he was quite a young man, which was why he gave up his job as a Top Doctor in Liverpool to become Principal of UCNW in the 1950s and he was becoming increasingly disabled. However Evans was a member of the successful 1953 Everest expedition so he was made of stern stuff and was fuming at being told that he wasn’t up to it any longer, although he was fully aware that he wasn’t able to do the sorts of things that he had even just a few years previously. Evans maintained that the College was being subjected to ‘wanton efforts at disruption by small groups of misguided people’. Which it was, they were assisting a trafficking gang which Evans had ignored because many of his Top Doctor colleagues had been involved for years, but now the gwerin were at each others throats.

Lord Kenyon was most concerned at the escalating civil war and consulted his Vice-Presidents, Sir Elwyn Jones and O.V. Jones.

I discussed Sir Elwyn Jones and his wrongdoing in my post ‘How Much Greater Is A Man Than A Sheep?’. Sir Elwyn was a solicitor who also served as the Labour MP for Conway. Sir Elwyn Jones was a member of the Caernarfonshire County Council1945-69. Lucille Hughes worked as a children’s social worker for Caernarfonshire County Council. Sir Elwyn knew about Dafydd’s gang in its early days and indeed the abuse in the region which pre-existed Dafydd’s gang upon which Dafydd built. Sir Elwyn’s son Elwyn Jones was also a solicitor in Bangor and served as the Treasurer of UCNW. Elwyn Jones the son of Sir Elwyn was most definitely a crook, he was fully on board with Dafydd and the gang and was involved with the fitting up of innocent people who were targeted by the gang (see previous posts). David Jones, the present Tory MP for Clwyd West, worked in Elwyn Jones’s practice in Bangor in the 1980s when Elwyn Jones helped the gang frame people.

O.V. Jones had served as a senior Council member and was one of those who was supportive of the Welsh language protests on the part of the students. In 1976 four students officers of the Cymric Society were suspended from UCNW for their role in the occupation of a College building and this was followed by a massive student protest in the town of Bangor which was addressed by that well-known member of the gwerin, Dafydd Iwan. Dafydd Iwan later became a Gwynedd County Councillor and then leader of the Council when the gang raged within the Council’s children’s homes. Another student occupation followed and the College authorities applied for a High Court order to repossess the building. O.V. Jones, a Welsh speaking obstetrician, was right behind the students and raised concerns at the harsh treatment of the four who had been suspended from College. O.V. Jones asked for clemency to be shown and was joined in this by the Archbishop of Wales, Gwilym Williams, a man who was fully on board with Dafydd’s gang (see previous posts).

Gwilym Williams was one of those who, along with Alwyn Roberts, used his knowledge of Dafydd’s gang to twist the arm of the Thatcher’s Gov’t with regard to Welsh language issues such as the creation of S4C and the passing of the Welsh Language Act, 1993. Thatcher was utterly unsympathetic to these matters that were dear to the hearts of the gwerin, but a few words in the ear of Willie Whitelaw and others about that gang soon did the trick (see posts eg. ‘The Cradle Of Filth’ and ‘A Bit More Paleontology’).

O.V. Jones also knew about the grim reality of Dafydd’s gang and was part of the nuts and bolts of that gang. Previous posts (eg. ‘I Predict A Riot’, ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’ and ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’) have detailed how all the Top Docs in north Wales co-operated to unlawfully ensure that no woman in north Wales could access NHS abortions, even years after the Abortion Act 1967. However any woman with the money would be referred on demand to a private abortionist in Chester who was known to have put women’s lives at risk. When freshers enrolled at UCNW, one of the first things that they were given was information on to how to access a private abortion via a referral from the Student Health Centre. Brown and I thought that this was rather unsavoury and a strange thing to prioritise, but we didn’t realise that a trafficking ring was operating in the region, targeting female students as well as other people and that the people running the ring were the very same Top Doctors who denied women NHS abortions but referred them to their mate in Chester for a fee, no questions asked. Less privileged women who didn’t have the dosh for the butcher in Chester were sent to stay at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh to be ‘assessed’ by Dafydd, where the view was taken by everyone who sexually exploited them there that they couldn’t get more pregnant and they were then denied an NHS abortion anyway because everyone was. The women did not emerge from Denbigh with a baby, yet a great many of them went through the doors pregnant.

O.V. Jones will have known what was happening to those babies. He will also have known about the babies who were unlawfully removed from some adult women with full capacity who gave birth at St David’s Hospital during the 1970s after their families had conspired with Top Doctors; he will have known about the obstetrician working at St David’s in the 1970s and 80s who was so dangerous that he left several babies brain damaged or dead and who was smuggled quietly out to begin a new career in Australia after he inflicted serious injuries on the baby of a policeman who was not going to keep quiet about it; he will have known about the forced sterilisations of Denbigh patients to avoid any problematic pregnancies as a result of them being abused by mental health staff and prostituted by the gang; he’ll have known about the girls in the children’s homes being fitted up with contraceptives at the age of 13 or 14; he’ll have known about the kids in children’s homes becoming pregnant and catching STIs; and he’ll have known about the underaged girls who were not in care but became pregnant being denied abortions and told ‘you got yourself here, you can now look after the baby’ when they very obviously couldn’t cope with a baby and the baby would end up being taken into care during the early years and handed over to the trafficking gang… See previous posts eg. ‘The BMA And It’s Ethics’.

O.V. Jones and his mates were responsible for a bloody nightmare of the sort that laypeople believed had died out decades previously in mainland Britain. Everyone conspired to keep quiet about this, including the gwerin.

The gwerin continued fighting each other at UCNW and in June 1982 Charles Evans announced that he would retire in 1984, but by then he would have reached retirement age anyway. In Oct 1982 the gwerin forced Lord Kenyon out of his position as President and another paedophiles’ friend of the highest order was parachuted in to replace him, Sir William Mars-Jones, a corrupt High Court judge from a Denbighshire farming family and a friend of Sir Ronald Waterhouse. See previous posts.

In Jan 1983, O.V. the family butcher became Chair of Council at UCNW and it nearly ended in tears very shortly afterwards. In May 1982 UCNW had advertised for a new Registrar but the selection committee did not appoint any candidate. The post was readvertised in Jan 1983 and in March 1983, the selection committee, led by O.V. the family butcher, recommended the appointment of Frederick Smyth, then Registrar and Deputy Secretary of Stirling University, a non-Welsh speaker. The UCNW Council then blocked the appointment. The warring gwerin on the Council had appointed Gwyn R. Thomas as Acting Registrar in Dec 1982 and although the appointment was confirmed at a later date, O.V. the family butcher threatened to resign as Chair of Council. The gwerin somehow persuaded him not to. I would not be surprised if that was related to the havoc that had broken out in the Student Health Centre by the summer of 1983 as a result of the chaos resulting from Dr D.G.E. Wood and his colleagues being far more interested in running a trafficking ring than caring for their patients. If the ship lost the family butcher there is no telling what would have happened.

Gwyn R. Thomas must have been the long thin man who was the Registrar whom I went to see in 1984 to raise my concerns about Gwynne the lobotomist forging medical records and libelling me. The long thin man just freaked after about two minutes and threw me out of his office, because I suspect he knew how far this would unravel if anyone tugged at a few of the threads.

 

People like Lord Kenyon – who didn’t speak Welsh and was based in Shropshire – did not equate to any aspect of the gwerin’s notion of what the gwerin was, but this gwerin were all in it together, literally. That is what really bound the gwerin together rather than any Welshness or classlessness. Gwerin like Sir William Mars-Jones – who fulfilled the qualities of a member of the gwerin in that he was rural and Welsh – and Dafydd, who was quite happy to lay claim to being a member of the gwerin when it suited him although he was accumulating vast wealth by procuring child sex workers for Thatcher’s friends, were essential to the working of a huge machine that the rest of the gwerin were depending on for a comfortable life. After all if the gwerin didn’t have jobs for themselves and their families as teachers, lecturers, social workers, Angels etc they’d be in the same boat as those who were being fed into Dafydd’s machine along with their children, which was not an appealing prospect.

 

Previous posts have discussed at length how the member of the gwerin which was Dafydd networked with corrupt professionals and elites in England which was what completely protected him, while he really shafted the locals as well as the kids in the children’s homes in north Wales, many of whom were disadvantaged kids imported from English metropolitan Councils.

Before Dafydd and John Allen ever went into business big time in the late 1960s, Dafydd and Gwynne the lobotomist had a sound track record of serving the interests of the most unlikely gwerin, such as Bertrand Russell and his friend Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s bohemian mates of the Bloomsbury Set in England who holidayed at Croesor in north Wales. See previous posts eg. ‘The Village’ and ‘So Who Was Angry About What?’.

 

So let’s meet yet more of those very grand powerful gwerin who doubled up as really grand Top Doctors, upon who’s support Dafydd’s gang in north Wales were 100% dependant. O.V. the Welsh family butcher could never have kept this show on the road.

Dafydd’s gang’s powerbase lay in Liverpool and London. Liverpool was known as the ‘capital of north Wales’ for a long time; there was/is a big Welsh community in Liverpool and in north Wales the influence of Top Doctors who trained at Liverpool exceeds the influence of Top Doctors who trained at Cardiff. Liverpool Medical School saw itself as superior to Cardiff Medical School, but both institutions were concealing the serious crime committed by Dafydd and the gang.

Dr Roberts’s book on the history of Bangor University noted that Prof Fergus Lowe massively expended the Psychology Dept in the late 1980s and 90s by ‘working with health authorities’. Yes, Fungus knew what the Top Docs were up to and he knew what they had done to me and my friends, including killing one of them and Fungus had them all over a barrel. The research funding poured in…

 

Let us start with a lifelong and close friend of Sir Charles Evans himself, a Lady Doctor, Anne McCandless.

McCandless’s biography gives every indication that she knew about the trafficking ring in north Wales with which Sir Charles Evans colluded throughout the years that he was Principal of UCNW, 1958-84. Although much of this blog discusses paedophile/trafficking gangs, I am not someone who believes that every other person is a paedophile; the problems is rather that the many, many relatives/friends/colleagues/associates of those who are sexually abusing or exploiting people collude with, or cover-up, for them, even when they are fully aware of what is going on. That has caused the real rot. I imagine that Anne McCandless fell into this category.

Anne McCandless was a fellow medical student of Charles Evans who lived in the same house in Liverpool as Evans did when he was appointed as a surgical registrar to the Northern Hospital. Like Evans and Denise Morin, whom Evans married, Anne McCandless was a keen mountaineer. She will have climbed in Snowdonia, it is the mecca for the day to day climbing activities of mountaineers in the north west of England and is used as a training ground to prepare for the big expeditions to places like the Himalayas.

The Royal College of Physician’s ‘Lives of the Fellows Online’ as usual provides an interesting account of McCandless’s life.

Anne will be remembered for her mischievous sense of fun and the way she loved to shock.

The tributes in ‘Lives of the Fellows Online’ always describe the most unacceptable conduct on the part of Top Docs in a very euphemistic way, so I suspect that Anne McCandless was probably deeply unpleasant to many people.

This she did expertly with her characteristically tongue-in-cheek outrageous comments.

As I thought. Anne was a Top Doctor so it was just tongue-in-cheek outrage. If she was a patient she’d have been refused treatment on the grounds of her ‘offensive behaviour’…

She was born in Baltimore, USA. Her father, Joseph McCandless, was an industrial chemistSome three years after Anne was born, the family moved to Southport, Lancashire, where Anne attended Southport High School and then the University of Liverpool where she graduated in 1939…

Liverpool University doesn’t seem to have been too fussy with regard to the Top Doctors whom it allowed to qualify throughout much of the 20th century, after all Dafydd qualified from Liverpool in the 1950s. McCandless and Evans were of the earlier generation of Top Docs who were the senior colleagues of Dafydd and his contemporaries. No-one felt obliged to reign in anyone else no matter how appalling their misconduct. Many of the Docs of Evans’s vintage were, as was Evans himself, very much gentlemen for whom medicine was an interesting side-line while they got on with the real business of the rest of their life, which in Evans’s case was mountaineering.

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He wanted to get to the top of Everest, he wasn’t even going to bother with ‘now don’t you worry dear, we’ll look after you’. Although it was refreshingly honest of Evans to admit that he was far more interested in trekking in the Himalayas than in looking after patients. However, even an Everest hero should have woken up when he was told that there was a massive sex abuse ring in operation in north Wales and the Top Docs in his Student Health Centre were at the centre of it. Indeed when I told that Registrar Gwyn R. Thomas that all was not as it should have been, I hadn’t got much further than ‘I wish to raise my concerns about the conduct of a man called Dr Gwynne Williams in the Student Health Centre’ and there was an explosion…

I didn’t even mention the words ‘greasy old pervert propositioning the female students’ because I knew that I’d be told that I’d ‘misunderstood’, so I stuck to the libellous comments and the altered medical records…

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The corruption in medical circles in Liverpool was probably embedded by the time that Charles Evans and Anne McCandless came along, but they certainly added to the party. Their generation of Docs are well-remembered by people of my age and many of them were obnoxious with truly dreadful attitudes to their patients or at least those who were members of the lower orders. When Ed Miliband waxes lyrical about his Uncle Harry’s dedication to the NHS, Ed fails to mention the entrenched social snobbery that Docs of Uncle Harry’s generation showed, that they had in turn learned from the generation before them. I picked up a copy of S. Mervyn Herbert’s 1939 book ‘Britain’s Health’ from a second hand book shop recently and it is a fine example of the thinking of Top Doctors of McCandless’s generation, who trained Uncle Harry et al. S. Mervyn Herbert’s book has a foreword by Lord Horder.

Lord Thomas Horder was ‘an English physician recognised as a leading clinician and diagnostician of his day’. He was educated privately and at London University and Bart’s Hospital, London. Horder began his career at Bart’s and, when still quite young, successfully made a difficult diagnosis on King Edward VII which made his reputation. His patients included every British monarch from Edward VII to Elizabeth II (except Edward VIII), as well as two PMs, Ramsey MacDonald and Bonar Law and Labour Leader Hugh Gaitskill.

Horder was involved in many official committees including advising the Ministry of Food during WW II. After the war he opposed many of Nye Bevan’s plans for the NHS and may have helped modify some of those less palatable to the medical profession. Horder held the positions of Deputy Lieutenant County of Hampshire; Extra Physician to the Queen (formerly Extra Physician to King George VI); and Consulting Physician to St Bartholomew’s Hospital (1912–1936). Horder served as President of the British Eugenics Society, 1935-49 and as President of the Cremation Society of Great Britain, 1940-55, when he died.

In 1902 Horder married Geraldine Rose Doggett. Their son was the publisher Mervyn Horder, who died in 1997. Their daughter Joy Horder was mother to architect Edward Cullinan and married to a chief physician at Bart’s.

Some senior staff at Bart’s were facilitating organised abuse very long time ago. Dafydd’s mate Professor Linford Rees added to the fun considerably in the 1990s, but there was a problem at Bart’s decades before that. Lady Juliet Bingley concealed abuse in her capacity as a leading light in MIND from the 1970s onwards but seems to have been involved in colluding with abuse in High Places previously as well and was the daughter of a Bart’s surgeon who worked as an almoner (social worker) at Bart’s.

Lord Horder dripped with contempt for the plebs as did Top Docs like McCandless and Evans. In many ways they were admirably tough which is how Evans got to the top of Everest, but that didn’t equip them very well for being Top Doctors to the masses, particularly as so many of those Top Docs came from such privileged backgrounds themselves. By the time that people of my generation encountered them, the impression gained was ‘this person really should never have thought that medicine was a suitable career for them’. I understand that it is an historical phenomenon, but Ed et al need to stop banging on about those kindly Top Docs of yesteryear who Loved Their Patients and the Poor. Most of them didn’t.

[Anne McCandless] spent the war in Paddington and Hackney…managing 150 medical and paediatric beds…

Hackney was a site of serious disadvantage and organised child abuse, which included the welfare state transporting kids to Australia knowing that they were going to lives of slave labour and cruelty and, by the 1970s of course, sending them into the arms of Dafydd’s gang in north Wales.

she held house officer appointments in anaesthesia at Derby City Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary,

There were long-standing paedophile rings in Derbyshire and Leicestershire which by the 1960s/70s had linked up with other rings including Dafydd’s…

but returned to Liverpool to undertake training in paediatrics under Norman Capon. She was neonatal paediatric register at the Liverpool Oxford Street Maternity Hospital and was then appointed lecturer in child health in the newly formed department of child health with clinical duties mainly at the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital. In 1950 she was appointed consultant paediatrician at Warrington, but after about a year she was appointed consultant paediatrician at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and also neonatal paediatrician to the maternity units at Sefton General Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital.

So McCandless was back in the nest of vipers and the facilitators of abuse in Liverpool by the late 1940s and in 1950 she was appointed to a senior position in paediatrics in the region. Dafydd’s mate and umbrella Professor Robert Owen who concealed very serious crime on the part of Dafydd et al in 1989 (see post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’) was a leading light in orthopaedic surgery in Liverpool in the generation which followed McCandless. Robert Owen was a consultant at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Broadgreen as well as at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital, Gobowen. Owen was a farmer’s son from Pwllheli and a key figure in the network of corrupt professionals who caused such problems in north Wales and facilitated the trafficking ring. Owen was busy calling the shots virtually until the day he died in March 2018. See post ‘In Memoriam – Professor Robert Owen’.

Her pioneering work began in Warrington.

There was abuse in children’s homes and other institutions in Warrington and the staff/abusers were part of the wider network covering the north west of England/north Wales. By the 1960s/70s, no politician in the region would do anything to tread on the toes of the ring, even when kids in care under 16 years old who were victims of the gang were fitted up and found dead in Risley Remand Centre, which was located in Warrington. After all, their constituents were those facilitating the ring. See eg. post ‘Include Me Out’.

At the time 20 per cent of all infants admitted developed gastro-enteritis and five percent died not from the original complaint but from cross-infection. To combat this Anne encouraged family doctors to keep infants out of hospital. Treating sick children out of hospital was not easy. It meant 30 domiciliary visits every year, often after midnight. The infant mortality rate was 80 per 1000 when she went to Warrington and 40 per 1000 a year later due to keeping sick infants out of hospital. When they had to be admitted to hospital, their mothers were admitted with them. In Warrington she used the private wing of the hospital to accommodate the mothers and at Alder Hey her two side wards. She also encouraged daily visits of patients to her wards, a practice which was years ahead of its time.

So, as is de rigueur, a Top Doc who knew about a growing problem of organised abuse facilitated by a criminal gang whom she remained silent about until the day that she died – seven months after the publication of the Waterhouse Report – has been constructed as a Pioneering Paediatrician who achieved Great Things. It is difficult to judge the achievements of the Top Docs because accounts of their lives are just so dishonest.

Her interest was in epilepsy and in the early 1950s she started an epileptic outpatient clinic at Alder Hey. Her neonatal unit at Sefton General Hospital was the first in the region to monitor the true glucose levels in premature babies. In 1953 she introduced endotracheal intubation and insufflation with oxygen treatment for birth asphyxia. This led to the establishment of a resuscitation centre at Alder Hey and this was the first of its kind in the country.

So whatever McCandless colluded with, her reputation was enormous and she will have been untouchable. Nothing that she did will have been questioned and if there were complaints about student or more junior staff such as Dafydd and Robert Owen, they will have been blown out of the water and the person who dared raise concerns marked for ever…

She was a general paediatrician. She married late. She met her husband Tom Rimmer (a County Councillor) when they were both members of the Liverpool Children’s Regional Hospital committee.

This was and still is the scale of the problem…

Following retirement in 1974 Anne moved to St Andrews in Scotland where other members of her family were living.

By 1974, Dafydd’s gang were running Liverpool and north Wales was positively a production line for child sex workers. Anne’s pal Charles Evans was presiding over UCNW which by then was a deeply troubled institution and an essential part of the ring . Gangs across the whole of the UK had linked up into one big network which had also spread into mainland Europe. These criminals were untouchable and received protection from the highest levels of Gov’t. Anne McCandless will not have disappeared when she retired. Top Docs remain available long after retirement to give their unfailing support to other Top Docs who might be in trouble and to use their influence to the maximum. St Andrews is a hub of elite Top Doctors. Dafydd’s mate Bluglass is an alumnus of St Andrews University and by 1974 Bluglass was Chair of Forensic Medicine at Birmingham University and Mr Big himself. Hundreds of kids from the West Midlands were being sent to children’s homes in north Wales. St Andrews is such a hub of elite Top Doctors that the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews doubles up as a networking base for them. Lord Robert Kilpatrick had a great time at the R&A. Kilpatrick was President of the GMC, 1989-95, during which time he colluded with a great deal of crime carried out by Top Docs including Dafydd et al. Prior to that, Kilpatrick had been Dean of Leicester Medical School when that institution had facilitated the trafficking ring which operated in Leicester which had links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales and involved Greville Janner. For more information on Kilpatrick see post ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger!’.

 

Of course by 1974, Liverpool had become famous as a result of the popular culture which had grown up in the city some fifteen years or so previously – Cilla, The Beatles etc… Dafydd’s gang produced sex workers for celebs and the explosion of ‘talent’ in Liverpool, talent which was world famous and very rich by the mid-1970s, meaning that Dafydd had a whole new market and was now rubbing noses with celebs. As indeed Dafydd’s family boasted about when they hurled abuse at Empowered Service Users in north Wales. Dafydd knew Really Famous People and was going to have us nutters arrested!

I usually visited St Andrews annually in August and renewed a 60 year old friendship with Anne. At my last visit in August 2000…She died suddenly later that month.

Thought as much, McCandless received regular visits, being on the Elite Top Doctors circuit until the very end. This account of McCandless’s life and work was written by one of her Top Doctor colleagues, Robert McLaren Todd.

Robert Todd died in May 2008 and his obituary appeared in the BMJ.

Robert McLaren Todd was very active in the Church of England, in the world of classical music and in medicine. Todd was born in 1915 at Syston in Leicestershire. Robert attended the local Syston Church of England school (1920 to 1926) before going to Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys (1926 to 1934).

A combination of Leicester and the Anglican Church…

Todd then went to Trinity Hall, Cambridge (1934 to 1937) and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London (1937 to 1940). Bart’s again then. Dafydd’s mate Professor Linford Rees was able to take things at Barts to a new level when he took up his Chair there in the 1990s because Linford moved in celebrity circles as a result of his daughter, the 1970s Poldark actress Angharad Rees and her showbiz husband Christopher Cazenove, who starred in ‘Dynasty’ with Joan Collins et al…

Dafydd knows really famous people!

Joan Collins

 

 

After qualification in 1940, Todd worked as a house surgeon at Bart’s, then as a senior house physician post at Bart’s and St Albans. This was followed by a stint as resident medical officer at Leicester Royal Infirmary and house physician at the Children’s Hospital in Leicester, 1942 -45.

Barnett Janner, a lawyer from south Wales, served as the Liberal MP for Whitechapel, 1931-35 and as the Labour candidate for Leicester West, 1945-70, after which he was succeeded as MP by his son Greville.

In 1946 Todd became medical registrar at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, Hackney. Previous posts have named various members of Dafydd’s network were based in and worked at Hackney and specifically the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children.

In 1947 Todd relocated to Liverpool in the new Department of Child Health. Todd ran the MRC trial on the treatment of tuberculous meningitis at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. In 1953 Robert Todd spent a short spell at Harvard as a Fulbright scholar. Otherwise he continued working as consultant paediatrician at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and also at the Liverpool Maternity Hospital, where he was responsible for creating the first special care baby unit in the Merseyside region. In 1949 Todd founded the Liverpool Paediatric Club and he was its first Secretary.

Robert Todd was yet another member of the network which later protected Dafydd who was constructed as An Eminent Top Doctor. Establishing that special care baby unit will have meant that Todd was a Top Doctor who Touched People’s Hearts. Bless!

Todd retired from Top Doctoring in 1979. Not that his influence waned of course. Todd was present at celebrations relating to Top Doctoring in 1999.

Throughout his life, Robert Todd exerted influence in the Church of England, which we now know concealed organised abuse. As a Top Doctor, Todd will have known about that and he may well have been consulted as to what to do with those clergymen who had been caught molesting. That was very often how the Church dealt with abusers in the Church.

In 1941, Robert Todd became a reader in the Church of England in the Cathedral of St Martin in Leicester and was licensed to serve in the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Syston. He had previously been appointed assistant organist at Syston Parish Church (in 1930) and at the age of only 15 Todd had became a Sunday school teacher.

While Todd was resident medical officer at Leicester Royal Infirmary, 1941-45, he continued to be reader at Syston and on Sunday afternoons he took services at various churches in the Leicester diocese, often two services each Sunday. Towards the end of 1946, when Todd began work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hackney, he became reader at St Olave’s Church, Woodbury Down, which was in the Finsbury Park area of London.

Finsbury Park is just down the road from Harringay which is yet another area with a history of the welfare services facilitating the exploitation and abuse of vulnerable people going back decades. By the time that Haringey Borough Council was making headlines as an example of all that was ridiculous in the 1980s, Dafydd’s gang in north Wales were working in partnership with them. See previous posts.

Todd’s reader ministry at Finsbury Park lasted for about 18 months before Top Doctoring took him to Liverpool. In 1948 Robert Todd became a reader at the Parish Church of St Mary, Wavertree, Liverpool. In 2001 Robert Todd celebrated his sixty years as a reader and at the beginning of 2002 he was appointed reader emeritus to ‘mark his long and distinguished ministry’ in this church. In September 2001, a week before Todd celebrated 60 years as a reader, he was interviewed on BBC Radio Merseyside for the religious affairs programme “United in Song” by Hazel Bradley.

When a medical student, Robert Todd was in much demand as a wedding organist. Throughout his life he played the organ in church and he gave organ recitals regularly in Merseyside.

Todd regularly attended the midweek evening concerts given by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool for 25 years. For several years Todd travelled to Sheffield to watch the later stages of the Snooker World Championships at the Crucible theatre. He supported the football clubs of Aberdeen, Leicester City and Liverpool.

Todd ‘became a good friend of’ Calday Grange Grammar School on the Wirral and supported their hockey teams whenever they played against Liverpool College. He was a regular member of the audience at Calday Grange concerts and was the guest adjudicator of their annual house music competition in February 1999.

Todd enjoyed travelling abroad, particularly to visit his daughter, Rosemary, in Ibiza. He loved visiting Scotland, especially Pitlochry in Perthshire and Todd also enjoyed travelling throughout England, visiting friends at Padstow in Cornwall. Todd was friendly with and regularly visited Professor Conor Ward.

Conor Ward is an Irish paediatrician who is the son of another Top Doctor who was also an Irish politician and member of Dail Eireann. Conor Ward studied at University College Dublin where he was involved in Irish language activism. He became  auditor of ‘An Cumann Gaelach’ and Editor of ‘An Iodh Morainn’, the Irish language annual. Some of Dafydd’s network have links with people involved with Irish language activism eg. Meri Huws.

Following  graduation in 1947, Conor spent seven years working at Alder Hey. In 1956 he was appointed  Paediatrician and Paediatric cardiologist at the newly founded Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin, Dublin. In 1970 he was appointed Professor of Paediatrics at UCD. Ward was the first paediatric cardiologist in Ireland and one of the first internationally and he spearheaded the development of cardiology and cardiac surgery services for children in Ireland. Conor’s wife Pauline was an Angel and worked with Conor. Ward ‘championed’ care for children with Down’s syndrome and he received lifetime service awards from the Down’s syndrome Associations in Ireland and the UK. Ward also worked on SIDS.

Todd was also a good friend of Barbara Miroy, who was a high profile figure in the All Women’s Hockey Association.

When Robert Todd married in 1945, the Bishop of Leicester performed the ceremony. Todd had three children and two grandchildren. His granddaughter Laura studied at Trinity Hall, Cambridge as had Todd and began her research career at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Todd’s other granddaughter Stephanie is a social worker, as were her parents.

Robert Todd died in May 2008, so he was another member of Dafydd’s Liverpool network who lasted until well after the Waterhouse Report. Furthermore Todd was a high profile figure in the Church. The Church colluded with Dafydd’s gang and Theresa May, the daughter of a vicar who has made much of her active membership of the Church of England, served as a Councillor for the Borough of Merton, 1986-94, when Dafydd’s associates at St George’s Hospital Medical School and Springfield Hospital facilitated the trafficking ring in south London which was linked to the ring in north Wales/Cheshire. Merton was served by St George’s Hospital Medical School.

 

The biggest and best gwerin were of course to be found in the London Medical Schools and Dafydd knew many of them, partly because of his stint ‘training’ at the Maudsley in the early 1960s, but also because one the biggest trafficking rings linked to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales/Cheshire was the ring based in south London which was largely facilitated by the psychiatrists at St George’s Hospital Medical School. It was as much of a stronghold of organised abuse as the Maudsley was.

The beginning of the empire at St George’s was Desmond Curran. Desmond was the corrupt Top Doc to the stars. Norman Scott was sent into the caring embrace of Demond Curran in the 1960s after making those outrageous allegations about Jeremy Thorpe.

The Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows Online’ tells us all about Desmond:

Desmond Curran was one of the most distinguished clinical psychiatrists of his generation, and many of his pupils were to fill eminent positions in clinical practice and teaching in this country, and in many other parts of the world.

That will be the problem, those who learnt at the knee of Des will be in positions across the globe in which they are wielding influence and ensuring that the gory truth about Des and what was really going on in his flagship Dept at St George’s never ever becomes public.

He was born in Devon, grew up near St Andrews and was educated at Wellington and Trinity College, Cambridge, before entering St George’s Hospital medical school. He chose psychiatry, regarded in those days as a lowly walk of life in medicine, and was appointed house physician at the Bethlem Hospital in 1928.

No matter how much gushing was done about Des in later life, when he and his colleagues were wielding enormous power because of their roles in the Westminster Paedophile Ring, we need to remember that psychiatry – which has never been a speciality attracting the brightest and best – when Des was young was what one did if one had blotted one’s copybook in a major way and was not going to be accepted in any other field. Psychiatry has been in such a bad way for so long that the few capable people who were interested in it nearly always changed their minds after a stint in psychiatry as a student or a junior doctor. I know why that was, it was because the whole field was dominated by abusive professionals and good Top Docs could make no impact and they walked away. Research carried out in the 1980s showed that virtually every medical student who had wanted to take up psychiatry changed their minds after doing their psychiatry placement. No-one dared publish the reason for this. But then the medical students in Cardiff were all telling each other not to, under any circumstances, take a job as a junior doctor in Bangor.

‘We didn’t know.’

It was because there was no nightlife in Bangor and ooh these whippersnappers want a certain lifestyle, I mean they’re young professionals!!!

Oh no it wasn’t. Never mind, the Welsh Gov’t will offer them more and more and more money to solve the Recruitment Crisis in north Wales! Golden handshakes, golden handcuffs, yet another expensive advertising campaign telling them how great it is being a Top Doc in north Wales. You will still find that

boundaries – Omnipleasant

 

When Desmond Curran worked at the Bethlem Hospital in 1928, conditions and practices were truly dreadful and at that time the Maudsley, the hospital linked to the Bethlem, was dominated by the Top Doctors such as Sir Aubrey Lewis who were viewed as the early pioneers in psychiatry and gosh were they mad and dangerous. Many of them were eugenicists and a few of them worked with some of the Top Doctors who later carried out human rights abuses in their role as Nazi Top Doctors. This should of course be viewed in the appropriate historical context, but my point is that some of the Maudsley crowd were considered mad and dangerous for their time, a la William Sargant, Dr Death’s old boss at Tommy’s (see post ‘Dr Death’). Previous posts eg. ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’ and ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’ provide an overview of some of their excesses. Because psychiatry was considered to be a dustbin for unemployable Top Docs – in many regions of the UK it is still viewed as such – Aubrey et al were isolated from other Top Doctors’ specialisms and they did exactly what they wanted to patients whom very few people were prepared to defend. Psychiatrists are fond of suggesting that their profession has been smeared by overblown horror stories of stereotypical mad doctors running amok, but I suggest that the situation was and still is far, far worse than has ever been admitted. Abuse of psychiatric patients is endemic, the law is routinely flouted and there is no effective protection for patients.

 

[Desmond] received powerful encouragement from Edward Mapother and, after a period in neurology at Maida Vale Hospital, he proceeded with a Rockefeller travelling fellowship to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

This is why when the going gets tough even the Obamas will give a helpful interview re the Miracles of Modern Medicine (see post ‘Right To Reply’).

He came under the influence of Adolf Meyer whose wide-spanning concept of psychiatry did a great deal to enrich and humanize the clinical practice of what had previously been a narrowly organic and descriptive speciality.

This is not true. Psychiatric patients remained on the receiving end of the most appalling brutality and neglect until the asylums closed down and after that they were left to become destitute or die in the community or of course go to prison for the most bizarre and ludicrous of reasons.

 

[Desmond Curran’s] leading disciples in Great Britain included Desmond Pond; Aubrey Lewis; R D Gillespie and D K Henderson.

Sir Desmond Arthur Pond (2 September 1919 – 29 June 1986) graduated from Clare College, Cambridge and then studied at UCL and at Duke University School of Medicine, North Carolina. Pond was Senior Lecturer at the Maudsley, 1948-52, then consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley and UCL, 1952-66. In 1966 Pond was appointed the first Professor of Psychiatry at the London Hospital. He was a founder member of the Institute of Religion and Medicine in 1964. Pond served on the Neurosciences Board of the MRC, 1968-72 and President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1978-81.

Pond was a senior member of staff at the Maudsley when Dafydd ‘trained’ there at the knee of Dr Bob Hobson; Hobson was abusing patients. The activities of Hobson and his team were widely known and Pond spent his career protecting Hobson, Dafydd et al. Pond was knighted in 1981, which will have been at about the time (or soon after) that Mary Wynch began her legal action against Dafydd and the gang. Pond was further rewarded for his valiant defence of people traffickers when he was appointed Chief Scientist at the DHSS, a post he retained until his retirement in 1985, serving under Secretary of State Norman Fowler. My posts ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’ and ‘The Old Devils’ describe how people who were known to be involved with the organised abuse of children and vulnerable people were systematically appointed to senior positions in the DHSS with responsibility for mental health. My post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’ describes exactly the same process at work with Gov’t advisory posts regarding children’s social work.

The London Hospital is located in the East End and facilitated abuse and by the late 1960s/70s it was linked to Dafydd’s gang. The Councils of the East End sent numerous kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales where there were complaints of serious abuse which were ignored. Desmond Pond had an ‘interest in the social psychodynamic and biological aspects of personality development, which he considered to be inextricably entwined’. As a result of this interest, at the London Hospital, Desmond Pond established a ‘mother and child unit’ which conducted ‘research for investigating the formative years’ and ‘became a community service station for the treatment, social support and guidance of problem children and their mothers in Tower Hamlets in the East End or London’. Which presumably included recommending that those ‘problem children’ should be sent on placement into the hands of John Allen and Dafydd in north Wales. Little wonder that when Mary Wynch went into battle, Desmond Pond was given a K and an advisory position in the DHSS.

Can anyone explain why everyone accepted a situation in which an ‘expert’ in the ‘social psychodynamic and biological aspects of personality development’ who was carrying out cutting edge research into ‘problem families and children’ was recommending that those problem children were placed in the care of the associates of a man whom he knew to have a history of sexually exploiting vulnerable people and continued to place the children with those people even after complaints of the most serious abuse were made? And why did Thatcher’s Gov’t think it appropriate to give the expert in personality development a K after someone began legal action against the man in receipt of the problem children and the following year appoint him as a Gov’t adviser, keeping him in that post until the legal action against his fellow ‘experts’ had been successful after clinical negligence was admitted?

The Lord Fowler Kt PC
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Pond served as a member of committees and ecclesiastical commissions which ‘explored problems that arose within marriage’ and from escalating rates of divorce. Problems arising from clergymen who were molesting children perhaps?

While helping Dafydd during his time as a DHSS adviser, Desmond Pond ‘succeeded in strengthening some bonds between the DHSS, the Medical Research Council and the Royal Colleges and in creating some new ones.’ So Desmond created yet more links between corrupt professional people.

Desmond Pond, who ensured that an enormous paedophile ring carried out their business unhindered, was married to another Top Doc, Helen, a consultant physician and they had three daughters. Two of the daughters ‘have proved to have outstanding musical talent and a third is a gifted zoologist’. How fortunate that Desmond’s own children’s social psychodynamic and biological personality development did not affect them in such a way that they were best served by living with a vicious criminal gang who beat and raped them and forced them to work as child prostitutes! Sir Martin Roth, another Top Doc who protected Dafydd, observed that these talented children of Pond’s had obviously inherited Desmond’s genes. Call me naive, but I suspect that the main reason why the three Pond girls turned out all wonderful is that Pond and his wife did not send them to live with Dafydd and John Allen. That was for the Problem Families of Tower Hamlets, as recommended by an Expert.

Pond died in Torquay, in 1986. Perhaps somebody ought to find out what was going on in Torquay when Pond was living there.

 

Another one of Desmond Curran’s leading disciples was the aforementioned Sir Aubrey Lewis of the Maudsley, who was famously very mad and very unpleasant.

Dr R.D. Gillespie, yet another leading disciple of Curran’s, trained as a Top Doc at Glasgow and then worked at the notorious Royal Mental Hospital in Glasgow. After a stint at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Gillespie returned to England and worked at the Cassel Hospital and then spent a period of time as a research student at Cambridge. After that, Gillespie was appointed as a Top Doctor and lecturer at Guy’s. During WW II, Gillespie worked as an RAF psychiatrist. His obituary in ‘The London Times’ stated that he considered that ‘his essential job was to get the air crews back at work when the mental strain threatened a breakdown’. Was Gillespie ever driven to a near breakdown himself with the stress of carrying out bombing missions? Er, no, because Gillespie was safely on the ground and his life was not at risk. Ever. But do you know, poor Gillespie suffered even more than those young men whom he forced back into the cockpit even when they could take no more. It was explained in his obituary that ‘the strain for him certainly undermined his health and illness troubled him’. Thank God Gillespie was a Top Doc, because had he been an Other Rank he could well have found himself accused of Malingering!!! Fortunately Top Doctors don’t Malinger, they are ‘troubled by illness’ for which sympathy is obligatory. Sadly although Gillespie was one of Desmond Curran’s leading disciples, the distinguished expertise of Curran et al were unable to prevent the eminent Gillespie dying at the age of 47. It must have been his genes.

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Professor D.K. ‘Dave’ Henderson was the fourth person who was considered to be a ‘leading disciple’ of Desmond Curran. Henderson co-authored with Gillespie, before Gillespie’s genes bit him on the bum. Henderson was born in Dumfries and in 1913 he was awarded a PhD by the University of Edinburgh for his thesis “Cerebral syphilis, a clinical analysis of twenty-six cases, seven with autopsy”. He co-published – with Gillespie –  A Textbook of Psychiatry (first edition 1927), which became internationally influential for several decades. A series of lectures that Dave Henderson gave in New York were published as Psychopathic States in 1939 and ‘ended up contributing to a narrowing of the public understanding of psychopathy as violently antisocial, though Henderson had described various different types, many of which were not violent or criminal’. Yes, there’ll be a Type for every occasion if someone needs discrediting. The Henderson Hospital, a specialist national unit in London set up to manage and treat ‘psychopathic’ personality disorder, was named after him.

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Dave Henderson was physician-superintendent in charge at the Gartnaval Royal Hospital in Glasgow, 1921-32. Henderson’s textbook on psychiatry has been described as the key to the ‘Glasgow approach’ to mental illness, and Henderson in turn credited the approach of Adolf Meyer with whom he had worked with in America. Henderson also studied for some months in Germany with a key founder of modern psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin, whom he admired but found lacking in sensitivity to patients. I can only wonder what Henderson must have witnessed when he worked with Kraepelin.

Henderson was President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 1949-51. He died on 20 April 1965 in Edinburgh.

Henderson taught Donald Ewan Cameron, who also worked at the Gartnavel Hospital. Cameron became President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, American Psychiatric Association and World Psychiatric Association, but is mostly remembered for conducting harmful experiments on psychiatric patients as part of the MK Ultra project.

Henderson’s approach as expressed in his textbook ‘is also thought to have influenced R.D. Laing’. I presume that Henderson was one of those people who convinced Laing that there was something terribly wrong with psychiatry, because Laing always maintained that what he saw at Glasgow Medical School and at the Gartnaval Hospital was brutal and gross. Sadly Laing seems to have taken the Prof Fergus Lowe approach to a clean sweep. In the way that Fungus overthrew Dafydd in the Psychology Dept at UCNW but replaced Dafydd’s regime with his own which was equally as toxic and destructive, it is now very clear that R. D. Laing had feet of clay. While Laing attained the status of a guru and was feted by the world’s media, he abandoned seriously ill patients and had others banged up in the very hospitals of which he was so critical. Laing’s own daughter ended up in Gartnaval and it was said that he basically just let her rot in there although he knew how bad the conditions were.

Someone who knew both Laing and Dafydd told me that they were very similar people. They built up a media presence and promoted the notion that they were radical critics but it was all a cover for the abuse and exploitation of very vulnerable people. One of the Hergest Unit patients had worked with Laing when the patient had been a radical in London in the 1960s – I’m not sure that the staff of the Hergest ever knew this, it wasn’t as if most of them took any interest in their patients – and he told me that Laing treated patients very disrespectfully. This man said that there would be a queue of desperate people hanging around in the waiting area, all booked in to see Laing, some of them having travelled many miles and paid a lot of money for the privilege, all wondering where Laing was. They would then be given a message that Laing had been seen in the UK a few days previously so he ‘might’ be coming to see the patients. Everyone would hang around for hours, Laing would not show and there would be no apology or explanation. Which is exactly what happened at nearly every ‘clinic’ that Dafydd held, except of course for his ‘substance abuse’ clinics, where he would flog the prescriptions, or his ‘sex therapy’ clinics…

Having said that the Hergest staff might not have even realised that they had a patient in their midst who had been at the centre of Laing’s circle in the 60s, I wonder if someone somewhere did realise that this man had dirt on Laing? I noticed that this man was as neglected as any other Empowered Service User at the Hergest Unit and although he was quite seriously distressed he was herded into ridiculous inappropriate ‘group activities’ and ‘therapies’ which were so obviously ineffective, but he was far too polite to point this out. He was really well-read, had done a great many interesting things when he was younger and had known a lot of famous people but had just been dumped in Felinheli and was largely ignored. He also had a serious back problem which left him experiencing intractable pain and whenever he had sought advice for this in Gwynedd he was told to practice Mindfulness. Including by Tony Francis, who practised Mindfulness himself but took strong pain killers – opiates – as well and killed himself nonetheless.

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I wonder if it was no coincidence that the man who had observed wrongdoing in Counter-cultural Places had washed up at the Hergest Unit at a time when the Empowered Service Users were dropping like flies? Particularly as I was told by a few people that at one point Dafydd et al at Denbigh (!) were styling themselves as Laingians…

Laing’s detractors used to maintain that Laing was getting through an awful lot of sexual relationships with female patients too.

Laing has been dead for a long time now and he lost interest in psychiatry a long while before he died, but a great many people would have had an interest in keeping that man whom I knew at the Hergest Unit quiet because of all the celebs and other Thinkers whom Laing hung out with whose reputations need to be upheld.  Laing’s old colleague Joe Burke continues to practice and is well-embedded within north London psychotherapy circles, all of whom know a great deal about some of those whom I have named on this blog.

I wondered if Laing had links with Bertrand Russell and the crowd at Croesor (see post ‘The Village’), who knew what Dafydd and the gang were doing. Many of them had doings with the Dartington crowd and Laing used to make guest appearances at Dartington. Indeed I was going to try and get to one such event myself in the early 1980s, because when I was young I was quite attracted to that sort of thing, but Brown and I subsequently realised that many of those involved weren’t all that they were cracked up to be and that there was a great deal of fuckwittery involved. The Dartington website is currently emblazoned with a message telling us that ‘Dartington is not just a beautiful place to visit. It attracts people with big ideas who want to change the world’.

I won’t hold my breath, we’ve been here before.

Could the Artistic Director at Dartington please do something about Dafydd as well as Universal Credit while she changes the world? Diolch yn fawr.

 

To return to the daddy of them all at St George’s, Desmond Curran.

Desmond was too level-headed to espouse any teaching in doctrinaire fashion and, although influenced by Meyer, developed his own pragmatic style of clinical exploration and practice in psychiatry. He achieved the feat of being appointed as consultant to St George’s Hospital at the age of 31.

This was the beginning of something terrible.

With the outbreak of war in 1939 he joined the Royal Navy, and established within it a worldwide specialist service in psychiatry – becoming its youngest surgeon-captain.

During that time, Curran gained knowledge of the shenanigans of those in Very High Places including Lord Louis Mountbatten, as described in my post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’. It was concealing this which provided the powerbase for so many Top Docs as well as others, including politicians, who for the rest of their careers colluded with serious organised crime but were nonetheless considered untouchable. As a result, more than 40 years later, when I complained about a terminally ill lobotomist who was Of Them, some of the biggest names in psychiatry colluded to have me banged up for life, one of my best friends was murdered and there were attempts to murder Brown and his brother.

Sorry the Giants Of Psychiatry, but you’re fucking mad. Even Lord Louis wasn’t worth all this.

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At the end of the war he returned to St George’s and began work on what was to become the most important endeavour in the course of his long and distinguished career: the creation of the teaching hospital department of psychiatry at St George’s Hospital.

Which by the 1980s was nothing more than a vehicle to facilitate a pan-European trafficking ring and the associated network of serious organised crime.

He had attracted to his side a number of men of clinical maturity and insight, including ‘Bird’ Partridge and Paul, later Sir Paul, Mallinson.

I will return to these men later in this post.

Desmond’s exceptional clinical skills were the product of discriminating observation, an abundance of tolerance and compassion

Top Doctors excel in ‘discriminating observation’. It is what allows them to carefully note that their patients were involved in benign school pupil pranks at the age of 17 which indicated that they were serious criminals in the making, while ignoring the fact that gangsters who are friendly with their Top Doc colleagues are trying to murder their closest friends. Furthermore, the only tolerance and compassion existing was that extended to Top Doctors who should never have been allowed to practice.

and an understanding of human personality progressively enriched over years of painstaking first hand study of patients.

Thus Desmond became an Expert who’s conclusions could not be questioned by mortal souls, only by other Top Doctors. Who, Surprise Surprise, would always find themselves in agreement with Desmond when faced with a patient who was in possession of evidence that Well-Respected Men (or women) were doing things that they should not have been doing.

The force of his example in practice was emulated by his colleagues and students, and St George’s became pre-eminent among the medical schools for its department of psychiatry. Its national and international renown increased steadily during the three decades in which Desmond served it.

Well fancy that. One can only wonder how, in the 1990s, after all those decades with Dessie and his Eminent Colleagues at the helm, that the most damning comments were made at a Public Inquiry about Springfield Hospital, the mental health unit attached to St George’s where Dessie’s colleagues housed their patients and carried out their global-leading ways. The Inquiry was held in the wake of a series of incidents at Springfield in which patients had murdered staff as well as each other and a number of sexual assaults on patients. Comments were made by the Chairman of the Inquiry that Springfield was in such a bad way that it was irretrievable and should be closed. At about the same time, a newly appointed Director of Nursing at St George’s/Springfield resigned after a very short time, telling people that the situation at St George’s was so serious that she could not ‘turn it around’.

I had been a member of staff at St George’s and a patient at Springfield (see previous posts) not long before that Public Inquiry took place. From what I saw, I could only conclude that the towering reputation of St George’s and Springfield was predicated on bare-faced lies being told by a great many people and even more people feeling completely unable to say ‘this is nonsense, have you seen what is actually going on here?’

His textbook Psychological Medicine, 1943, was written in collaboration with Erich Guttmann, one of the small group of eminent psychiatrists who sought refuge in this country from persecution in Nazi Germany. 

It is an irony that many who fled Nazi persecution who were Top Doctors or became Top Doctors, were involved with the gross abuse of patients.

Strange but true

Including Sir William Asscher (who was really called Sir Adolph Asscher), who, after many happy years concealing the crimes of Dafydd et al in Wales, relocated to St George’s where he subsequently spent many enjoyable years concealing the serious criminality in London which was linked to Dafydd’s gang. Sir Adolph was called on to become Dean of St George’s after Ollie Brooke, the Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s, was jailed for the possession of child porn in Dec 1986 and the person who had been running St George’s was deposed to show everyone that Lessons Had Been Learned. Ollie’s mates, who were up to their eye-balls in it with him, remained at St George’s and enjoyed full protection from Adolph. See previous posts. Top Docs were not the only professional group who exhibited this phenomenon, a great many lawyers who maxed out on their roles in fighting the Nazis or who even took part in the Nuremberg trials colluded with the organised abuse of which Curran, Dafydd et al were part, including that proud son of Wales, Lord Elwyn-Jones (see post ‘Lest We Forget’).

Strange but true

 

[Curran and Guttman’s textbook] was to appear in numerous editions, including one with Maurice Partridge in 1955; recent ones having been edited by Curran’s pupil, Peter Storey.

I’ll be coming on to Partridge and Storey soon.

In 1961 Desmond was appointed the first professor of psychiatry at St George’s Hospital. He developed a many sided academic department, including a large unit devoted to psychotherapy, the latter notwithstanding his reservations about psychoanalysis.

The Top Docs all ‘had their reservations’ about the whole field because they knew that much of it was nonsense. Nonetheless they developed their expertise in the field because tying everyone up in knots using discredited theory from the psy disciplines is the only thing that is going to save anyone’s bacon in situations such as when a member of staff at St George’s has been terrorised and then arrested on trumped-up but very serious charges by Dafydd and his colleagues and Dafydd admits that he wants to get his leg over her and his other patients. The sky’s the limit for wacky theorising in the event of the St George’s crew realising that some of their friends are mates with Dafydd et al and are not going to be able to get themselves out of trouble if anyone says anything like ‘there needs to be a major criminal investigation into this’.

So I take my hate off to Dr Alice Levinson who excelled when she wrote her final report about me in 1991, in which she admitted that I showed no signs of psychosis at all, that I was suicidal as a result of what Dafydd et al had been doing to me, that I would be offered no care and discharged immediately but would be referred to the forensic team ‘for containment’ because it was agreed by everyone that I was Very Dangerous. The forensic team told me to move back to north Wales because Dafydd was my doctor and He Knew Me. See previous posts.

As everyone at St George’s and Springfield had agreed with Dafydd that I was Very Dangerous and planning to murder him, I can only assume that Alice et al were secret agents who wanted me to kill the old bastard and give everyone a break. Sorry that I let you down on that one Alice.

 

Few senior psychiatrists burdened with manifold duties could have devoted themselves with such unswerving determination and energy to the professional advancement of those of his juniors whose clinical or scientific ability had earned his respect.

Now there’s an admission. Des trained up a load of criminal junior Top Docs who had toadied to him and could be forever relied upon to keep the lid on the barrel of crap and then Des made damn sure that they rose to the very top of the medical establishment themselves… And, as Nicholas Parsons always stresses on ‘Just a Minute’, ‘not just in this country but Around The World!!!’

 

His clinical eminence, and the publications he devoted to the classification of personality disorders, sexual deviation and antisocial and violent conduct, generated wide demand for his services.

Paedophiles In Distress, Paedophiles In Distress, an urgent referral to Des is required. No wonder that Norman Scott ended up in the hands of Des after his unpleasant experiences with Jeremy. The Jeremy who boasted of having had sex with both Ma’am Darling and her husband, Lord Snowdon.

I can’t believe that I’m in the same category as Norman Scott, I and my friends were wowed by the Thorpe trial in 1979. I’m from Somerset and then I went to live in Bethesda and now I’m up with the nobs as the expression in Somerset always was. As would be said in Bethesda, Jesus Christ. I can only hope that this blog has delivered a crippling boot to their collective groins. Have this one on me Norman, Thorpe should have been inside, as the whole of the West Country agreed at the time in spite of all the bollocks printed in the Torygraph about how no-one believed you. Oh yes they did.

 

He was a member of the Franklin Committee on punishment in prisons and borstals, the Wolfenden Commission on homosexuality, and he became adviser in psychiatry both to the Foreign Office and the Home Office.

Put this crooked lying bastard in every position possible where he can do real damage.

‘There is no evidence that there was a paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire which was concealed at a high level’.

Brown always told me that Dafydd would have been in possession of a Home Office licence to be flogging all those prescriptions for Class A drugs and that a great many careers and indeed the whole Home Office would be dependent upon concealing Dafydd’s activities. For years I thought that Dafydd was the only madman whom the Home Office had foolishly embraced, but no, they actively selected for madmen and they did it for decades, it wasn’t just a case of one bad appointment..

 

He was president of the psychiatric section of the Royal Society of Medicine from 1951-52, and of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association in 1963-64. Although Desmond did not originally favour the secession of psychiatrists from the Royal College of Physicians, he gave the new Royal College his full support once it received its Royal Charter in 1971. Many of its officers have reason to be grateful for his sagacious advice and support, and the exercise of his wide influence on its behalf during the early formative years.

I get the picture. Dafydd’s been found in the women’s dorm at 2 am again and someone won’t shut up about it, can you ask Des to help out?

Desmond Curran was a man who knew his own mind; integrity, personal simplicity, sharp wit, keen sense of humour and unfailing kindness rounded a personality of rare distinction.

In no way was he a sadistic, crazed offender with links to serious organised crime. He was only ever a Nice Young Doctor.

It explained, in part, the undivided loyalty and affection he inspired in his many pupils.

One doesn’t argue with a Mafia boss. Neither does one ever leave the Mafia.

The clinical excellence of those who trained under him, the scientific distinction of many, and the fine thriving department he created at St George’s commanded respect for the subject he professed, as well as for himself,

This can only be an obituary published by the Royal College of Physicians…

among many colleagues in many disciplines, and enabled him to leave a lasting imprint upon the psychiatry and medicine of his time both in his own country and wider afield.

To quote Roobarb and Custard, ‘they stood back – and gawped at the mess’.

 

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He married Marguerite Claire Gothard in 1938. She survived him, with their two sons.

Oh God. Desmond Curran bred. There’s descendants out there who will be flying the flag…

In March 2015, Professor Andrew Curran was appointed as Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research at the UK’s Health and Safety Executive. Whether Andrew Curran is a relation I do not know but it would be worth someone finding out. Andrew’s career highlights include his time as Deputy Chief Executive at the Health and Safety Laboratory and as Scientific Chairman of PEROSH (Partnership for European Research in Occupational Safety and Health).

 

Des died in 1985, so he was around for long enough to give Dafydd et al a helping hand in concealing serious crime after Mary Wynch and Alison Taylor raised the alarm and Des might just have heard that I had joined in the racket in his final days as well. Des was very much with us in 1979 when Jeremy Thorpe stood trial for incitement to murder and Norman was roundly insulted by the Presiding judge, Sir Joseph Cantley, during the summing up. Des will have known that Norman was being hung out to dry by a corrupt old judge and that the trial had been very carefully rigged. It was admitted by Thorpe that one reason why his bent barrister George Carman QC was able to prevent some highly incriminating material from making an appearance at the trial was that it would have caused embarrassment to the Royal Family. Cherie Booth worked in George Carman’s chambers until 1988 and Miranda was a junior barrister under Carman.

 

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In 1976, Charles had been appointed Chancellor of UCNW (in fact Chancellor of the whole of the University of Wales, that was at the time made up of a number of colleges, including UCNW at Bangor), which was facilitating a branch of the same sex abuse ring that Desmond and his colleagues at St George’s were concealing/had concealed for years.

 

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In October 1975, Andrew Newton, who claimed that he had been paid to kill Norman Scott, made a bungled attempt to shoot Scott that resulted in the killing of the Norman’s dog Rinka. Newton was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, yet the press remained muted, possibly awaiting the bigger story that they hoped would break. Their reticence ended in January 1976 when Scott, in court on a minor social security fraud charge, claimed he was being hounded because of his previous sexual relationship with Thorpe. This statement, made in court and thus protected from the libel laws, was widely reported.

On 16 March 1976 Newton’s trial began at Exeter Crown Court, where Scott repeated his allegations against Thorpe despite the efforts of the prosecution’s lawyers to silence him. Newton was found guilty and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, but did not incriminate Thorpe. The erosion of public support for the Liberal Party continued, which their former Leader Jo Grimond attributed to increasing lack of confidence in Thorpe. On 14 March, The Sunday Times printed Thorpe’s answer to Scott’s various allegations, under the heading “The Lies of Norman Scott”. Harold Evans was Editor of ‘The Sunday Times’ when that article was published.

Scott was threatening to publish personal letters from Thorpe who, to forestall him, arranged for the Sunday Times to print two letters from 1961. Although these did not conclusively indicate wrongdoing, their tone indicated that Thorpe had not been frank about the true nature of his friendship with Scott. On 10 May 1976, amid rising criticism, Thorpe resigned the Party leadership, “convinced that a fixed determination to destroy the Leader could itself result in the destruction of the Party”.

David Steel succeeded Thorpe as Leader of the Liberal Party.

My God, no wonder the distress flares were going up at UCNW. In 1976 Carlo was appointed Chancellor in favour of Dai Francis, the father of Dr Hywel Francis, Labour MP for Aberavon, 2001-15. Hywel Francis has remained on excellent terms with the paedophiles’ friends and Top Docs throughout his entire life despite boasting of his dad Dai’s Communist past and leadership of the South Wales NUM throughout the years of industrial unrest in the 1970s. Like his dad, Hywel was a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. So Hywel and Dai knew all those other members of the CP of GB who knew about George Thomas, Dafydd’s gang etc, including those English radicals/intellectuals who spent their summers in Llanfrothen/Croesor and had the best gen of all re Dafydd and Gwynne the lobotomist, including the gen on Bertrand Russell. See previous posts, including ‘The Village’.

In 1974 Dai became the first Chairman of the Wales TUC. So although Dai gained much kudos from being a miners’ leader when the miners did battle with Ted Heath and brought him down, Dai’s role as Chairman of the Wales TUC will have given him the most powerful muscle of all – his knowledge of what the NHS/social care trade unions were concealing. Dafydd and the associated gangs…

Dai also knew that the beginnings of the NHS were rather more sordid than we are told, because he was involved with the miners’ welfare associations before the NHS came into being. Dai will have known about Nye and Jennie buying off the Top Docs while Nye and Jennie shopped at Harrods. They didn’t hang around south Wales for long.

For the full gen on Dai and Hywel see previous posts eg. ‘Don’t Mess With Daddy’ and ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’

Hywel Francis was succeeded as MP for Aberavon by the Windbag’s son Stephen, who, having spent nearly all of his life outside of Wales, many of his adult years outside of the UK and had managed to marry the PM of Denmark, returned to south Wales where his true heart lay, straight into a safe Labour seat. See previous posts.

All part of one big happy classless Gwerin! Bechod!

On 5 April 1976 Jim Callaghan became PM and governed by courtesy of the 1977 Lib-Lab pact. While everyone kept quiet about Cyril Smith, what with Jeremy Thorpe being more than enough to deal with. Jim’s wife Audrey Callaghan colluded with the abuse of children when she was a member of the London County Council and for the many years that she sat on the governing body of Great Ormond Street Hospital (see post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’).

 

Callaghan had been a big pal of Glenys Kinnock’s parents via their friendship with Lord Cledwyn, the Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79 and it was Callaghan who gave a boost to the Windbag’s early political career. The Windbag had known Dr Tony Francis when they had been at Cardiff University. Lord Cledwyn served as President of UCNW/Bangor University, 1995-2000, throughout the Waterhouse Inquiry…
When Dafydd and the gang went after Mary Wynch, Sunny Jim was PM. Every Gov’t Minister successively threw Mary to the wolves until Home Secretary Michael Howard finally destroyed her some 15 years later, although it was admitted that Mary had demonstrated that her allegations re a corrupt ring of solicitors in north Wales and associated wrongdoing on the part of Dafydd and other Top Doctors were true. See previous posts.

 

George Thomas was appointed Speaker of the House on 3 Feb 1976, the month before Andrew Newton appeared in Court after trying to shoot Norman. George Thomas was a child molester and this had been widely known in Parliament and in south Wales for years. George Thomas’s close friend was Leo Abse, a bent lawyer who served as Labour MP for Pontypool and then Torfaen, 1958-87 and Abse bribed and threatened victims of and witnesses to Thomas’s offences for years to protect Thomas (see post ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’). Abse was succeeded as Labour MP for Torfaen by Paul Murphy, who when he was Secretary of State for Wales took receipt of the Waterhouse Report and declared that he was delighted to have been reassured by Ronnie Waterhouse after an exhaustive and extensive Inquiry that there had been no paedophile ring in operation in north Wales involving VIPS, there was just a few local dirty old men. Paul Murphy is a Roman Catholic who is a Bachelor and has not been blessed with children.

Leo Abse came from a legal and medical/psychoanalytical family. His brother Danny Abse was a well-known poet and Top Doctor. There was another brother Wilfred, who was a psychiatrist. Danny and Wilfred both trained at Westminster Hospital and Danny at least studied at Cardiff University first. Danny also studied at King’s College, London.

Danny Abse was taught by George Thomas when Danny attended Marlborough Road Elementary School. Danny Abse mentions in his autobiography that George Thomas very obviously favoured boys from Jewish backgrounds – the Abses were a Jewish family – although Danny Abse claims not to know why this was. Just to add to Danny Abse’s cultural mix, after he attended Marlborough Road Elementary School, he went to St Illtyd’s College in Splott, Cardiff, which is a Catholic School. So Danny Abse, by the time he was Top Doctoring as an adult, will have known about organised abuse in the Methodist, Jewish and Catholic communities in south Wales and elsewhere.

Paul Flynn, who has been the Labour MP for Newport West since 1987, also went to St Illtyd’s. Flynn stood for election as the Labour candidate for Denbigh in the 1970s and in the 1990s he used to appear on Vincent Kane’s TV programmes arguing with Dafydd with regard to Dafydd maintaining that the youth of Wales were suffering from reefer madness. Yet Flynn has never uttered a word about Dafydd’s vast crime network although he does know about it. See previous posts.

 

When I was involved with work on the sociology of religion when I was working at Bangor, I too found links between Methodists – George Thomas was one of the UK’s leading Methodists – and the Jewish community. I attributed this to both groups having a lot in common in terms of their socio-cultural values and aspirations and I later found out that the Jewish community in the north west of England actively recruited school teachers from north Wales because of the Nonconformity which dominated north Wales politically and culturally.

I cannot believe that there is anything about Methodism or Jewishness that promotes organised abuse, but close links between the two religious groups would provide a very big umbrella for abusers within the network. Nonconformists formed a regional elite in north Wales and they occupied most of the professional positions; as well as being Ministers of religion, they were the teachers, the doctors, the politicians, the lawyers, the scholars and for a long while they controlled the press. Nonconformists in north Wales were usually Liberals. There were Jewish communities in north Wales and some members were influential people, but there was a much bigger and more powerful Jewish community in south Wales, of which the Abses were a part. Their roots were often in poverty, but they gravitated to the professions, particularly law and medicine. There were of course many more and much bigger Jewish communities in England, again containing many people who worked in law and medicine, as well as in the financial services and politics. There was much anti-semitic comment regarding Margaret Thatcher’s first Cabinets, because of the number of Jewish Ministers. (Thatcher was a Methodist and it was this that formed the basis of her good friendship with George Thomas.) The vast network of Jewish and Methodist professional people could have been very effectively used to protect abusers and I very much suspect that it was. How many of those within the network understood the full extent of what had developed I do not know.

I am wondering whether that network holds the clue to something that I’ve been puzzling over for months now, which involved Sir Martin Roth, another one of Dafydd’s umbrellas. When the Royal College of Psychiatrists was established in 1971, there was much opposition by other Top Doctors who viewed psychiatrists as a laughing stock and not being deserving of a Royal College all of their own. However, Roth and a few others including Curran and co who were concealing organised abuse in High Places bulldozed ahead with a Royal College and got one. Then Martin Roth wanted a really grand building in which to house his Royal College, although the newly created Royal College had absolutely no money at all. Martin Roth however was able to acquire a building for his Royal College that even other Top Doctors envied; Roth bagged the palatial 17 Belgrave Square. Roth was only able to acquire 17 Belgrave Square because Marks & Spencer had given the Royal College a substantial unsecured loan on very favourable terms, a deal which Roth somehow thrashed out single-handedly with M&S. I have not been able to find out why M&S were so generous to Roth and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, although in subsequent years the Royal College moved out of the building which everyone knew that they could not afford and was feared would bankrupt the Royal College. I note that the widow of the late Chairman of M&S has been involved in initiatives of the paedophiles’ friends. M&S were famously a Jewish company. I can only imagine that Roth called in a few favours. Which M&S might well have subsequently done as well after handing over all that dosh. See posts ‘The Newcastle-upon-Tyne Connection’.

In the 1980s and 90s, I was told by lawyers in Bangor that there was no M&S in Bangor because local big wigs had got together and ‘wouldn’t let them in’. The lawyers obviously knew why this was but they wouldn’t tell me. I was told that M&S were banging on the door of Bangor as hard as they could, but the Councillors Who Said Ni would not entertain the notion of an M&S in Bangor, although there was one in Llandudno. I’m fairly sure that this ban on M&S will be tied up with Dafydd’s gang in some way, because everything was, but I have yet to find out how. One would have thought that Dafydd and the paedophiles would have ensured that M&S was the only place where one could shop… Or was there a fear that if M&S arrived, the rather hopeless little shops in Bangor would die a death???

In the 1980s and 90s, Bangor was OK for hippyish clothes and jeans and jumpers, but for the sort of ‘Daily Mail’ reader who in those days favoured M&S, it was a desert. For Ladieswear, there was really only ‘Megan of Bangor’, near the Cathedral, which was the butt of many a joke. ‘Megan of Bangor’ sold really, really naff clothes but at top prices. I theorised with Brown that ‘Megan of Bangor’ had purchased the clothes from suppliers of crimplenes and nylons but were flogging them at high prices pretending that they were of superior quality. One day Brown and I were sitting on the bench outside of the Cathedral and some elderly tourists walked past and one of them looked in the window of ‘Megan of Bangor’ and said ‘oooh look at those prices, you can get those in the market at home for half the price’.

In my first year at UCNW, some of the other girls in our hall went out and purchased a truly vomit-worthy dress, I think from ‘Megan of Bangor’ and one of them put it on and she was photographed wearing the dress and the photos were posted up in the kitchen under the title of ‘M&S Lady Of The Year’.

‘Megan of Bangor’ closed down in the early 1990s, but the premises continued the fine tradition of selling crap disguised as something special. It was replaced by a shop called ‘Saks’ that sold kitchenware and ‘Saks’ tempted people in by putting nice stuff in the window. Once inside ‘Saks’ however, rip-offs could be spotted. For example, ‘Saks’ were trying to flog, at high prices, those tartan blankets for inside cars, which at the time were going free with petrol purchases. I went in there with F and we just pissed ourselves laughing at this scam. We were frozen out of the shop, but our mirth had obviously touched a nerve, because when we next went past, a handwritten notice had appeared on top of the rugs saying ‘Real Wool. You don’t get this quality with petrol coupons’. Which just made us laugh even more. Over the following weeks, all the items in the window of ‘Saks’ were decorated with similarly snooty labels, explaining to the customers that it wasn’t really rubbish, it was worth paying through the nose for.

There was another Ladieswear shop nearby in Menai Bridge that was owned by the wife of one of the lecturers in the School of Plant Biology, the lecturer known as The Most Boring Lecturer On Earth. He ‘did’ mosses and bryophytes and one of my mates did her final year project with him and I asked ‘oh God how can you bear it?’, but she said that he was actually very nice, but he really hated lecturing which is why he read his lecture notes out in a monotone without looking at the audience. Like everyone else, The Most Boring Lecturer On Earth will have known about his colleagues facilitating a paedophile ring. He had contacts at Oxford, one of whom then gave my friend a place to do her PhD there.

This is weird, because I bumped into this Bangor grad when I was out walking in Bethesda in the early 1990s, after I had been hounded out of St George’s and had returned to Bethesda. She came back to my place in Rachub and we exchanged Horrific Experiences. I told her about St George’s and she told me that after she’d finished her PhD, she got a job in Oxford and was very badly bullied, so much so that she developed clinical depression and was forced of her job. It all sounded very familiar. She subsequently became very ill and told me that as far as she could see, she was being left to kill herself by the mental health services in Oxford, she said they really were negligent. She never had any problems when she was a student at Bangor, but she did know how I and others had been (mis)treated. Furthermore, she originally came from Bristol, which is where Dr D.G.E. Wood’s family ruled over the medical services. I wonder – did those we know and love realise that this was another student who knew that not all was as it should be and who was gunned down in the Massacre of 1991, when so many of us Who Knew were stuffed over?

One person whom this Bangor grad did know was the student in plant biology who became engaged to a Muslim girl who’s family had lined her up for an arranged marriage and who threatened to kill him. This was common knowledge, they went into hiding as soon as they graduated, but just like when I told Wood and Adrian Bell that someone was threatening to kill Brown, their plight was simply ignored…

 

The Ladieswear shop that wife of the The Most Boring Lecturer On Earth owned in Menai Bridge sold even fewer clothes than ‘Megan Of Bangor’, in fact it sold so few clothes that the wife of the Most Boring Lecturer On Earth covered the windows in that yellow cellophane stuff that prevents clothes going off when they’ve been in the window for years. But at least the Most Boring Man On Earth and his wife weren’t receiving murder threats. Or I presume that they weren’t.

Another shop that provided much entertainment a few years later was a shop in Bethesda owned by a lady known as Mrs Racist, because she was rather, er, racist. After Diana was killed in the tunnel, Mrs Racist filled the shop with naff but very expensive Di memorabilia. One of my friends from the Hergest Unit – someone else who had been targeted by Dafydd and the gang – invited me to go to the shop to marvel at the overpriced Di mementos. F and I knew that Mrs Racist was a racist but I didn’t think to warn my friend, so we all went to Bethesda to take the piss out of Mrs Racist’s stock. My friend’s brother was getting married in South Africa, so the story that she span to Mrs Racist was that she was looking for a present for her brother’s bride. Mrs Racist’s ears pricked up when my friend said that she was going to South Africa for the wedding and that her brother was marrying a South African girl. Mrs Racist looked at my friend and said ‘White? White? Is she white?’ So my friend said ‘no she’s black actually’ and I thought ooh I should have given an advanced warning… Mrs Racist’s expression fell and she then conducted an interrogation of my friend regarding as to who was going to the wedding, which simply consisted of repeatedly asking ‘White? White?’ As there were far too many guests going who were dangerously black, we were pushed out of the shop.

Mrs Racist probably thinks that I don’t know this, but her husband was an electrician who was involved in a building scam with local builders and building societies. Corrupt surveyors would be commissioned by building societies in Gwynedd to compile reports stating that work needed doing on houses for which people had put in offers. If the purchasers didn’t agree to have the work done, the building society would not lend the money for the purchase. Everyone knew that the surveyors reports were coming back saying that all the houses needed a damp proofing course even when they didn’t and usually a demand was made that the house should be rewired. I caught them red-handed, a twat arrived at a house that I knew had been damp-proofed and said ‘it needs a damp proof course..’ No-one offered an explanation when I provided evidence that it had already been damp-proofed.

So perhaps Mrs Racist aka the wife of the man who owned Dob Electrical in Tregarth could tell us all what was going on. If Mrs Racist and Dob are no longer with us, then their son can fill us in, because he was the one who sat in my house drinking a paned for TWO HOURS before he even lifted a finger – the idea, Dob junior, is that you drink the paned while you work – and while supposedly rewiring my intended house which did not need rewiring, did a really, really bad job, left wires sticking out of walls and did not bother to finish the plastering. Nevertheless, I was charged thousands so that Dob senior, Dad, could sign on the dotted line as required by the building society to ensure that the dosh would be released.

The building societies in Bangor participated in the scams and included National & Provincial.

We knew what was going on scumbags, but you had the whole of Gwynedd rigged…

Particularly Bethesda. Corrupt police officers, corrupt builders, open drug dealing in the Royal Oak in Rachub – by the one favouritised client of Slob Ingham the CPN from the Arfon Community Mental Health Team – was ignored, class A drugs as well, not just a bit of mari-jew-ana – attempts to set fire to houses of those who had crossed the path of the gang…

Dafydd grew up in Bethesda.

 

In terms of rigging in High Places, Jeremy Thorpe’s family were friends with David Lloyd George’s family. Ronnie Waterhouse also came from a well-known Liberal family in north Wales and Waterhouse’s dad was friends with the Lloyd George’s. The Lloyd George’s were of course a family of lawyers. The Deputy Principal of the Normal College in Bangor knew Lady Megan Lord George; the Deputy Principal also knew Dafydd. The Normal College trained and employed a great many people who colluded with the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. There was only the occasional Normal College alumnus who was actually caught and convicted and I don’t believe that the place routinely produced child molesters, but the problem was that most of them knew at least some of what was going on and turned a blind eye, which led to enormous problems with an operation like Dafydd’s at work in the region.

 

The man who wrote a pack of lies for the Royal College about the world’s greatest Nice Young Doctor, Desmond Curran, was Sir Martin Roth.

 

 The grave of Sir Martin Roth in Cambridge City Cemetary. 

 

Sir Martin Roth (6 November 1917-26 September 2006) was Professor of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, 1977–85, then Professor Emeritus and was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1977. He was one of the pioneers in developing psychogeriatrics as a sub-specialty. Roth was also a trustee of the Schizophrenia Research Fund, a charity founded by Miriam Rothschild. Not only did Martin Roth know about Dafydd and the gang, but there was a big network of people in the Cambridge area with links to Dafydd, including Jonathan King, Baroness Jean Trumpington and Tuppence and his fragrant wife Lady Mary Archer. Roth lived for years after the publication of the Waterhouse Report to keep the lid nailed down. See previous posts for info on these people and Roth.

Carlo went to Trinity College, Cambridge, where Rab Butler was appointed as his special counsellor. Rab knew Trumpers and the rest of the network… See previous posts.

 

Among the many things omitted from the account of Curran’s life provided by Martin Roth was Curran’s involvement in some extraordinary matters in the late 1930s, of which I found details in some very interesting letters written by Curran from his Wimpole Street address that are  stored in the Wellcome Library in the Eugenics Society Archive. One letter, dated 8 May 1939, concerns a patient who is engaged who she wishes her fiance to undergo sterilisation because she does not consider him suitable to breed as a result of some of his relatives having conditions such as epilepsy or ‘psychosis’. She is requesting Curran’s help – whether her fiancé actually knows that she has approached Curran regarding this matter is unclear, it is simply mentioned that the young man is currently in South Africa. It is not impossible that the young man himself knows nothing of this plan, because Curran is involved in some almost unbelievable plans with certain patients.

Another letter from Curran is dated 11 March 1938 and is addressed to a Dr C.P. Blacker at 28 Weymouth Street. It concerns a patient whom Curran describes as ‘a Jewess’ who is caring for ‘an elderly whining Jewish mother’. The patient is married to a man who is unfaithful and who contracted gonorrhoea. Curran writes that the gonorrhoea has been treated but ‘his seed is not active’. Curran explains to Dr Blacker that Elliot Slater had suggested ‘artificial impregnation’. Curran writes ‘if the King was not willing to provide active seed, she could possibly get some from a distinguished scientist or author or whatever quality she wanted’.

Yes, Curran seems to believe that there is a possibility that the KING might be willing to donate sperm to a well-to-do patient of Curran’s whom he seems to be helping acquire elite sperm. Before I receive e mails demanding that I be thrown into the Tower for making this up, go online to the Wellcome Library, go to the archives of the Eugenics Society and see those letters for yourselves – there are photographs of them. It is there in black and white, there is no doubt about what is written, it is crystal clear – Curran was going to approach the King to see if he would be willing to donate sperm. That would have been George VI, the present Queen’s father. This really puts Charles, Diana and Camilla into perspective…

Did the King offer this sort of service regularly? It couldn’t have been completely unthinkable or Eliot Slater would never have suggested it.

For further details of the plans that Desmond Curran and others had for the King’s sperm, see post ‘The Case Of The King’s Sperm’, which I wrote some time ago before I realised quite what an enormous crazy bizarre mess the Top Doctors had created.

 

One of Curran’s closest colleagues at St George’s was Maurice Partridge. Now let’s see what the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives Of The Fellows Online’ says about Maurice Aubrey Partridge.

 

Maurice Partridge was educated at Shrewsbury School

Sir Charles Evans went to Shrewsbury School, although he was a bit younger than Partridge. However Top Docs do love alumni networks.

and Balliol College, Oxford.

Ted Heath studied at Balliol and under Ted Heath’s Gov’t, Dafydd and the gang expanded their business unimpeded. Heath was PM when Barbara Kahan, a senior social worker who had colluded with child abuse in the Oxford area, along with her husband the child psychiatrist Dr Vladimir Kahan, was appointed a Gov’t adviser on children in care (see post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’).

 

He did his clinical studies at Guy’s, for which he retained much affection and where he lived in bachelor rooms in the Warden’s House for many years, although a consultant at St George’s.

So Partridge had a foot planted firmly in both camps, Guy’s and St George’s and was a Bachelor as well. Ted Heath was a Bachelor who was not blessed with children. Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Owen trained at Guy’s.

After Guy’s he trained at the Phipps Clinic (Johns Hopkins) where, like many British psychiatrists of that generation, he was deeply influenced by the psychobiological approach of Adolf Meyer. Following service in the RNVR during the war, where he rose to the rank of surgeon lieutenant commander

Here we go again, Hello Sailor and of course Hello First Lord of the Admiralty Lord Louis Mountbatten…

he spent a short time at St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton,

St Andrew’s was an asylum with a terrible reputation. St Andrews featured in the media in 1986 when the Evil Jeremy Bamber was convicted and imprisoned for shooting and killing his sister and her two children. Bamber has always denied the murders. Sheila was the former model known as Bambi who had been a patient at St Andrew’s. Top Doctors from St Andrew’s gave evidence for the prosecution at Bamber’s trial although it later became clear that they did not have as much knowledge of Sheila as they claimed, having quite seriously neglected her. Jeremy Bamber is someone else whom many believe has been the subject of a serious miscarriage of justice (see post ‘Family Annilihation’) but was convicted of a crime so ‘Orrible that he was convicted and imprisoned amidst a tidal wave of emotion and tabloid headlines involving Murder, Sex, Models, Insanity, Evil Sons Who Stood To Inherit Millions, Children and Top Doctors Who Cared and Could See Into People’s Hearts.

In recent years St Andrew’s has served as a privately owned hospital taking state-funded patients who are adults with learning difficulties, who have often been removed from the care of their families by Top Docs and social workers against the wishes of them and their families. There has been scandal after scandal at St Andrew’s, with allegations made of brutality towards learning disabled patients and at least one man died after Angels ‘restrained’ him, or more accurately ‘choked him to death’.

 

before his appointment to St George’s Hospital, where he was one of a triumvirate with Desmond Curran and Sir Paul Mallinson. These men made St George’s pre-eminent in psychiatry in the post war years; with a well developed department of psychiatry within a teaching hospital at a time when similar hospitals were in a string-and-sealing-wax stage.

Whereas St George’s was a well-oiled machine for concealing Naughtiness in High Places.

Maurice was only involved in one major research project,

But he became Eminent nonetheless

a follow-up of 300 patients after prefrontal leucotomy, but that was splendidly carried out and led to an influential publication, Pre-frontal leucotomy, Springfield,Ill.,Thomas, 1950, the only one of its kind at that time.

I haven’t read this contribution to medical science yet, but I am wondering whether any of Gwynne the lobotomist’s victims were among the 300 followed up and whether Partridge was one of the nutters who advocated lobotomy on the grounds of the beneficial effects that it conferred upon patients in that the Angels found it so much easier to Manage Them after the ‘operation’ – they no longer objected to being physically and sexually assaulted, being capable of doing little more than vegging out in a chair all day – or whether Partridge was one of those who found that lobotomies had such dreadful consequences for most people that the procedure pretty much died out by the early 1960s. Except at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh of course, where Gwynne continued to enthusiastically wield the pick in the direction of anyone who objected to Dafydd and others joining them in bed. Cardiff University remained lovingly attached to lobotomies, so attached that in Sept 1999 – four months before the Waterhouse Report was published –  they gave Lena Zavaroni one and she died shortly afterwards. Lena’s death was followed by some not very honest explanations from the University Hospital Cardiff. Not that Lena or her nearest and dearest were told that she was being given a lobotomy, they were told that she was having a ‘new treatment for depression’. After I blogged about Lena’s case, I received an e mail from a Top Doctor telling me that the operation that Lena had was a cingulotomy. I appreciated the explanation but I remembered this e mail that I had received previously from someone who has spent years watching Top Doctors harm their patients:

‘Once upon a time the people who had been neglected, mistreated or sexually interfered with in the care of the health or social services could be lobotomised before they started complaining too loudly. Eventually, that started to become unacceptable even if you tarted it up by saying that you were going to remove an epileptogenic lesion or were going to give them a cingulotomy or something like that. This then leaves you with the problem of all those people who might complain about what’s going on. You might succeed in calling them ‘substance misusers’ and refer them to Dafydd (for goodness sake make sure that none of them have the chance to speak to that man from Liverpool) then they can be plied with whatever drugs they ask for. Maybe you can get them arrested and once they’ve been inside no-one will believe them anyway. Maybe you can make them very dependent and withdraw care so they’re likely to kill themselves. Maybe you can style yourself an expert in pharmacology and give them drugs in mixtures and dosages that violate the manufacturer’s recommendations and put them at risk of choking, heart attack, etc. If you get really desperate you can invite them all to a party and then throw a petrol bomb into the building. You can be a bit more selective and just sexually abuse people to whom you suspect that it’s already happened so they’ve already been softened up by someone else and if they say you’ve done it to them as well you can say it’s just transference or some sort of post-traumatic psychosis. The fact that you can’t lobotomise them anymore doesn’t mean the party’s over, you just have to get a bit more creative. If Dafydd really was prescribing morphine, heroin and the like to people, there must have been a lot of folks helping him. To give drug users heroin for example you’d need a Home Office licence. However there are a few doctors in this country equipped to do this and who do so. Indeed, maintaining people on prescribed doses of heroin is sometimes referred to as the ‘British System’ abroad and it’s been going on since the early 20th century. So people in senior positions would have been involved in enabling Dafydd to gain the licence and make sure that he stayed out of trouble to keep it. A lot of people’s careers, livelihoods and even liberty depended upon Dafydd doing this job. So no wonder they were propping him up. And, apparently, still are.’

Which sums it up nicely.

 

[Maurice Partridge was also] co-author with Curran of their textbook Psychological Medicine, Edinburgh:New York, Churchill Livingstone, 1980, in which he managed to incorporate some very amusing footnotes.

The humour of Top Doctors often pivots upon the distress that they have caused patients, so there’ll have been plenty of material for Partridge’s stand-up at the St George’s Christmas Review.

At St George’s, Partridge was a popular teacher, and he and his two consultant colleagues provided lectures on psychiatry to all comers, at Hyde Park Corner, alternating with neurology given by Denis Williams and Hamilton Paterson.

Except it won’t have been to ‘all comers’, I would be surprised if, for example, patients and their relatives attended those lectures.

Maurice Partridge was an extremely amusing man: dry, ironic, and with a superb gift of timing when telling stories.

There will have been many stories, particularly on the patients’ medical records.

He became a well known after-dinner speaker in rather limited circles, because he was basically a shy man and turned down invitations to larger gatherings.

Bechod! So Partridge’s stories were only shared among a discerning few then. They weren’t the sort of stories that after-dinner speakers like John Humphrys can tell to a packed room who have paid him thousands for the privilege which might well appear in the press a few days later.

Everyone called him ‘Bird’, and his signature when writing to friends was a little wavy line which looked like the outline of a seagull. His holidays were always spent in extraordinarily remote places. Long before there were package tours to the Himalayas, ‘Bird’ was already sending cards and letters from places like Nepal.

Ah, a Doctor was never off-duty in those days! They were always there for patients and the hours were long and the pay not very good, Duw, it was hard. When Bird, Charles Evans and Anne McCandless weren’t having a great time trekking in Nepal that was.

His appearance was a little eccentric.

Dafydd et al always took notes re their patients’ appearance. Dafydd noted that F was ‘a man with pleasant manners and casual attire’, so one wonders why there were so many allegations about F striking fear into the hearts of Top Doctors, Angels and social workers. When I asked F what he thought of Dafydd, F replied ‘I thought that he was a bit of a twat’. I caused WW III when, after I read the libellous crap that Dr D.G.E. Wood and Gwynne had written about me, I sent Wood a letter asking if Gwynne’s medical notes recorded that he had false teeth, trousers with the crotch down by the knees and a liberal covering of Brylcreem. Wood denied that anything libellous had been written about me and then they altered the records. I could see the tippex, it was hilarious. Brown then wrote to Wood saying ‘I note that a number of crude alterations have now been carried out on Sally’s records’ to which Wood replied ‘there have been no alterations made to any records’. Brown and me could SEE THE TIPPEX and the retyping. Well I’ve acquired even more copies of amended and forged documents now, dozens of them.

I still do not know if Gwynne’s records noted those teeth, trousers and Brylcreem, but I do hope so. My records contain evidence of all sorts, an Afghan hat, a mini-skirt, hiking boots, a rucksack, Doc Martens, although not all at once of course. I wonder why they didn’t just document that I’d arrived at the Hergest Unit naked, riding a horse, Lady Godiva-style. It’s not as if anyone ever worried about complete fiction appearing on the records.

The Royal College of Physicians were obviously as experienced in the art of observation as Dafydd et al:

He was short and rotund, untidy, usually wore thick tweed suits even in summer, and always had a large, coloured handkerchief in his breast pocket which he used to flourish and then mop his brow. He looked rather like Pickwick, but plump rather than fat. He was a good squash player and took part in matches with the students, and others. On the hottest days he would wear a white sweater on the court, and on occasions would leave the court between sets and return wearing an extra sweater; which was usually worth two or three points against a student opponent.

I am someone who will defend anyone’s right to wear however many jumpers they wanted to wear in whatever climate, but I can only imagine to what ends Bird’s attire would have been used if he had been an Empowered Service User…

Maurice was a kindly and cultured man, helpful to his juniors, much respected as a clinician and colleague and his death has saddened many.

He also facilitated a VIP trafficking ring. Maurice pegged out in 1984, which was also the year that George Thomas was hospitalised as a result of an STI and Leo Abse and the Top Docs lied to the press about the reason for Thomas’s hospital stay. Dafydd lost a valuable ally when Partridge croaked, no wonder Sir Charles Evans was forced to retire in that year and the rather better camouflaged paedophiles’ friend Professor Eric Sunderland was installed as Principal of UCNW.

This account of Bird and his life was provided by Peter Storey, ‘a distinguished consultant psychiatrist at St George’s Hospital, London, greatly respected as a clinician and teacher and author of the later editions of the classic textbook ‘Psychological medicine: an introduction to psychiatry’. Rather than yet another dishonest crazy butcher who was completely out of control.

Peter Brett Storey is now in that great consulting room – or more probably bar – in the sky, along with so many others who provided the many umbrellas under which Dafydd sheltered. Storey died in 2008, at the end of yet another life dedicated to serving the cause of Dafydd and the gang. Storey was one of Desmond Curran’s students.

The Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives Of The Fellows Online’ has of course published an account of Peter Storey’s life and works.

Peter Storey was a distinguished consultant psychiatrist at St George’s Hospital, London, greatly respected as a clinician and teacher, and author of the later editions of the classic textbook ‘Psychological medicine: an introduction to psychiatry’. He was born in Whitley Bay, where his father, Henry Storey, was a master builder and company director. He was educated first at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Storey got in early to avoid the rush. Newcastle-upon-Tyne hosted the trafficking ring which like so many others was preceded by organised abuse which went back a long way. The ring in Newcastle supplied Dafydd’s gang with both staff and children from the 1970s onward.

During the war the pupils were evacuated to Penrith, and when they returned he changed to Mill Hill School, which had also been evacuated nearby. He then moved with it when it returned to London. He qualified in 1953 at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School.

St Mary’s isn’t really posh like Tommy’s, but it likes to think that it is quite posh enough to be pompous about it. St Mary’s has got a Posh Bit, namely Lindo Wing, which was sufficiently posh to be deemed to be acceptable for the delivery of Prince William. Di suffered unnecessarily nonetheless, not because of the insufficient poshness, but because Sir George Pinker screwed up. Pinker was a colleague of Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain, the Prof of Obs and Gynae at St George’s who was a friend of Ollie Brook as well as of Cilla Black. Chamberlain was colluding with Dafydd et al as well as Ollie’s gang in London. Despite Di being less than happy, more Royal babies have been delivered at Lindo Wing. Whether that is because the Royal Family haven’t realised the cock-up re William’s birth or whether it is because St Mary’s are considered to be a Safe Pair of Hands for other reasons I don’t know. See previous posts for info on George Pinker.

 

Subsequently he spent three years in the Army and was promoted as captain in the RAMC, having enlisted at the time of National Service.

He then completed three years in acute general medicine in Portsmouth and six months in neurology at Atkinson Morley Hospital, associated with St George’s Hospital.

They were fully on board with Dafydd et al at Atkinson Morley by 1990…

He trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, where he passed his London University academic diploma in psychological medicine (DPM).

Dafydd ‘trained’ at the Maudsley. Dafydd didn’t pass through the Maudsley until the early 1960s, but there was already organised abuse at the Maudsley by the time that Dafydd arrived. Dafydd ‘trained’ under Dr Bob Hobson, who was notorious. Hobson’s obituaries make no mention of him being known as someone who, along with his team, was shagging patients, but other Top Docs had coded ways of writing letters to each other to flag up patients who had the dirt on Hobson’s lot. Hobson decamped to Manchester University in 1974 and his colleagues at London claimed to be surprised and not know the reason why. Hobson of course set up a trafficking ring at Manchester. Tony Francis worked with Hobson’s lot at Manchester as did Sadie Francis. For the Drs Francis it was then from Manchester straight over to Dafydd’s gang in response to the distress flares which were sent up after the Mary Wynch case when reinforcements were called for. See post ‘The Mentor’ for more information on Hobson and Manchester and ‘A Galaxy of Talent’ for information on the grandiose idiots who held the fort at the Maudsley. ‘The Discovery of a Whole New Galaxy…’ provides the background of the gang at Manchester who preceded Hobson and who subsequently spread their wings taking their toxicity with them far and wide.

He spent two years as a research fellow at Atkinson Morley’s, where he carried out at an important study showing major psychiatric, personality and emotional sequelae from subarachnoid haemorrhage. He had previously undertaken the first well-controlled study using air encephalography to investigate chronic schizophrenics, which, although small in size and failing to demonstrate abnormalities, can be seen today as a forerunner of later studies using CAT scanning and other modern imaging techniques to show abnormalities.

Oh classic Top Doctors’ hype, ‘although small in size and failing to demonstrate abnormalities’ it was of course a forerunner. If I had conducted a piece of research which was small in size and didn’t show anything at all I don’t think that I’d bother to publicise it, I’d get on with something more fruitful.

But then Dafydd was Europe’s Leading Forensic Psychiatrist.

He was then a senior lecturer in psychiatry at St George’s for four years and in 1969 was appointed as a consultant psychiatrist at St George’s and at Springfield Hospital, near St George’s in Tooting, and then becoming closely linked.

So THIS is the Mr Big who blended the Knightsbridge Crooks To The Nobility with the south London trafficking gang which had been in operation for many years in the Wandsworth/Tooting area. I wondered who did that. I suspected that when Harold Wilson’s Gov’t drew up plans to relocate St George’s from Hyde Park Corner to Tooting that it was something to do with the ring at Tooting, but I didn’t realise that the St George’s trafficking psychiatrists had made the link to Springfield as long ago as 1969, when they were still all living it up at the Hyde Park Corner site.

In 1971, with the foundation of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, he was awarded the MRCPsych.

They all were, at the time the Royal College put in strategies to ensure that every consultant psychiatrist came out with a prize, even Dafydd, because it was acknowledged that so many of them were hopeless and would not pass an exam under normal conditions. In the same spirit that Brown and me were systematically marked down because we had this annoying habit of doing quite well in exams having crossed the path of Dafydd’s gang. Oh shit they’ve both topped 90% again, MOVE THOSE GOAL POSTS…

He was greatly respected as the best psychiatric clinician at St George’s, and was also elected by his colleagues for six years as medical administrator at Springfield, where he brought about many improvements and greatly fostered the link with St George’s, which culminated in Springfield being recognised as a university hospital. For nine years he also saw students at Imperial College.

Of course Mr Big was ‘the best psychiatric clinician at St George’s’ he was organising the whole ring and bringing more and more Distinguished Eminent Doctors on board, including those at Imperial, which was under the rule of Lord Brian Flowers, who grew up in Swansea (see previous posts)…

Harold Wilson’s resignation was undoubtedly something to do with this ring and I suspect that it was related to Jeremy Thorpe’s activities getting so out of hand that Harold though that this was all going to blow up on his watch and in a very big way, but I need to do some more digging…

Harold Wilson waved through a huge investment to build the new St George’s Medical School at Tooting, it was a flagship development. Planned for and given to a gang of people traffickers to run…

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[Storey] developed a large and successful private practice. He saw many survivors of three major disasters with post-traumatic stress – the sinkings of the cross-channel ferry Herald of Free Enterprise (March 1987) and the Thames pleasure cruiser Marchioness (August 1989), and the Lockerbie plane crash (December 1988).

As these events were all in the recent past, I suggest that someone takes a fine toothcomb through everything related to them. They were all famous cock-ups that took place on Thatcher’s watch with legal implications of nightmarish proportions.

 

He was invited to become a co-author of a widely-used textbook, Psychological medicine, written by two eminent St George’s figures, Desmond Currran and Maurice Partridge seeing through its 7th to 10th editions (1972 to 1986), and ultimately becoming its sole author. He retired from the NHS, but not from practice, in 1987.

So Storey had everything completely sewn up with Curran and Partridge and the three of them dominated the scene and trained Top Doctors up to those of my generation. Not that Storey even bade a fond farewell in 1987; well he didn’t dare, Brown and I had started mouthing off about Dafydd by then and furthermore we were two postgrad students rather than kids in care…

In 1991 he retired completely, and with his wife decided to return to his earlier roots, in Penrith.

No, he won’t have gone completely, although 1991 was the year in which his mates at St George’s forced me out of medical research. This bastard was never going to go, there was far, far too much at stake…

A few years later he developed progressive Parkinson’s disease. He was however for some years able to be a member of Penrith Golf Club, where his father had been captain in 1958, and to continue with fell walking. In retirement he also took a variety of evening classes, in French, conversational Italian and pottery, and completed two Open University courses in literature and history.

None of this will have been benign. I would not have thought that one could make much mischief at Penrith Golf Club, but Peter Storey will have and when he was fell-walking and when he was in his French evening classes and at the conversational Italian and at the pottery and while he was in his OU classes, he will have been networking and organising throughout all of it… Who played golf at Penrith and was in those evening classes with Storey???

Two possibilities: Willie Whitelaw and William Bingley. Whitelaw concealed the crimes of Dafydd et al in every position that he held for years and years and he had a house in the Lake District. William Bingley – who’s parents Admiral Sir Alec Bingley and Lady Juliet concealed abuse involving Mountbatten et al in an earlier era (see post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’) – colluded with Dafydd and all associated gangs when he was Legal Director of MIND and then when he was Chief Exec of the Mental Health Act Commission. After that, Bingley was Professor of Mental Health Law and Ethics at the University of Central Lancashire (2000–04) and was non-executive director of Morecambe Bay Primary Care Trust (2000-06), which also managed local mental health facilities, then Chairman of North Lancashire NHS Primary Care Trust. Morecombe Bay was the Trust which concealed dangerous midwives who idiocy and lies resulted in the deaths of many babies. Bingley resigned as Chair of North Lancashire NHS Primary Care Trust three weeks before he died, after he was exposed as running a financial scam with the NHS from which he personally benefited. Bingley died in Aug 2011 in a fell-walking accident. Perhaps someone gave him a shove, after all Operation Pallial had just been launched and there was going to be a review of the Waterhouse Inquiry.

The Viscount Whitelaw
William Whitelaw in 1963.jpg

 

I have only just realised that Bingley’s mum Lady Juliet did her social work training in Liverpool. Which is where Lucille Hughes trained and where Dafydd studied medicine… Lady Juliet was appointed Chairman of MIND in 1979. Which was the year that Mary Wynch languished in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, illegally imprisoned…

Willie Whitelaw was appointed Home Secretary in 1979. He served as Lord President of the Council, 1983-88, which meant that during those years he was the visitor to UCNW…

Willie believed in getting tough on young thugs and giving them a short sharp shock. It didn’t work on the boys from Bryn Estyn because they were already accustomed to being gang raped at gunpoint, although Willie knew that, he’d worked very hard to cover it all up for years.

Willie wasn’t a Bachelor and he had been blessed with children, but I wouldn’t have put anything past him frankly.

 

[Storey] was a man of many interests, cultural and sporting, with a positive outlook and a dignified presence. In his London years he was very much engaged in opera, and a regular attender at Covent Garden. He was a keen golfer, squash player, mountain walker and skier, continuing into his 60s.

He picked up a few more elite mates at the opera then. Nicky Mitchell-Heggs, the corrupt occupational health physician at St George’s Hospital Medical School, liked going to the opera. See previous posts.

At St Mary’s he was a rugby player, until an injury with two prolapsed intervertebral disks ended his rugby career. He married in 1952, while still a student, Ann Geraldine Murray. He was survived by his widow, two sons and two daughters, and seven grandchildren.

Oh God. Seven grandchildren. They are myriad, they are legion… They won’t be working in MacDonalds.

Peter Storey died in 2008, so he was on hand to help with Waterhouse… Storey was also alive and kicking when all those people were trying to remove Merfyn Jones from his job as VC of Bangor University.

 

Did you know anything about it all Miranda?

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There is another old fossil that I need to cover in this blog post as well, another of Desmond Curran’s colleagues, Sir Paul Mallinson, who was with us until 1989.

Paul Mallinson came from two worlds, the timber trade and farming, and made medicine his calling. A shy and private man, he blossomed within his work where his kindness and infinite capacity to care could be formalized. Generations of patients and trainees have cause for gratitude.

Another shy, private bunny who always hid his light under a bushel throughout his entire life, which was somehow spent Caring, while working hand in hand with a bunch of ruthless gangsters of the finest pedigree.

He went to school at Westminster before studying medicine at Oxford and St Thomas’ medical school, and entered psychiatry in 1937.

So Mallinson predated Dr Death at Tommy’s…

He spent the war years in the Royal Navy working under Desmond Curran and afterwards joined him at St George’s Hospital in London.

What better introduction to his future career could Mallinson have had?

The service and teaching programmes he and Curran developed, together with Maurice Partridge, became pre-eminent amongst the London teaching hospitals. For many years the Saturday morning postgraduate teaching at Hyde Park Corner, combined with neurology contributions, was the basis of formal training for countless young psychiatrists aiming at the DPM.

Curran and his mates infected the whole profession…

The outpatient department became famously located at No 15 Knightsbridge, and the inpatient unit at Atkinson Morley’s Hospital in Wimbledon.

It sounds rather posh for the likes of Empowered Service Users, but from what I remember, Jeremy Thorpe or someone close to him payed for Norman’s ‘care’ at the hands of Curran. Before Ed’s Uncle Harry’s NHS Looked After The Poor, wealthy people who had found themselves in a tight spot often footed the bill for the Top Doctors to ‘care’ for a distraught person who was making worrying allegations about them. Reading biographies of posh people who suffered at the hands of other posh people I’ve been quite taken with how often Top Doctors were paid good money by charitable abusers to cause their victims even more distress and I’m not just talking of Freud and The Case Of Dora, which is always the example given when questions are asked about Freud and his motivations. Lord Lucan’s wife always maintained that ‘her’ Top Doctor – a Private Psychiatrist – was working on behalf of her husband, not her. Where did poor Lady Lucan end up when someone bludgeoned her over the head after/before killing the nanny? St George’s Hospital. Where she was accused of being mad. In true Top Doctor style, Lady Lucan was noticed to be distraught and not making much sense tch tch and making the most extraordinary claims about her husband, that lovely man who did nothing but gamble the family fortune away while hanging out with John Aspinall who kept wild animals who kept eating their keepers. Oh please, someone marry off a few of the Top Doctors to some grade A gits and let the gits bludgeon them over the head after murdering someone else, admit the Docs to St George’s and let me know when all this happens. I’ll turn up and film the fun and then show screenings free of charge to every Empowered Service User who has ever been on the receiving end of this lot.

Paul’s beloved Rover car always proudly bore the registration plate ‘15K AMH’.

Dafydd’s corrupt policeman friend Elfed Roberts drove a penismobile with a number plate with the letters EWR, so I always knew when Elfed had turned up at Bangor University to cause problems for me, even when he wasn’t actually sitting in his penismobile shrouded in the ‘Daily Post’ as he so often was.

The professional and intellectual climate in the department was second to none,

Oh don’t titter…

sceptical yet benevolent to a marked degree. Training as a registrar in these circumstances was a joy,

Nay, nay and thrice nay

so that the author of this tribute [I’ll come to him shortly] had no qualms about turning down a post at the Maudsley Hospital when the opportunity arose to work at St George’s instead.

I can imagine that many people would have been torn having to choose between two such opportunities…

Neither Mallinson or Curran did much research themselves, though their consummate clinical knowledge and skill led to several memorable publications of a clinical kind.

This is a familiar story re those Distinguished Eminent colleagues of Dafydd’s. As with David Davies, who was the Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry when they let Dafydd in, the Davies who built his global reputation as an expert in alcoholism after conducting a study of seven alcoholics, a number of whom Davies later realised weren’t actually alcoholics after all (see post ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’), Mallinson and Curran will not have done very much of anything except pompousing and gunning down anyone who might have acquired dirt on the rich and powerful, but they’ll have written a few things on the back of their zilch knowledge and that will have been enough for them to have been lauded as Outstanding Clinicians and Clinical Teachers.

The ludicrous thing is that the students and juniors whom this lot lorded it over were fully aware that they were the King’s New Clothes, but because most of those students and juniors would go on to build their own careers on the basis of the King’s New Clothes themselves, no-one ever did the job of the little boy in the crowd who yelled out ‘look they’ve got no clothes on’.

 

Almost every registrar working with them was inspired to become embroiled in clinical research within a year or two, and the subsequent publications are still sometimes quoted thirty years later.

Yes, I’ve just commented on how it works…

At least five of their registrars eventually went on to established university chairs.

And it is highly likely that they won’t have actually been robust academics, although they’ll have done the right favours for the right people and continued to do so. Some decades ago, FIVE PROFS trained at the knee of a trafficking gang who had no knowledge of psychiatry. What does that tell us about the state of psychiatry? Those profs will have been turning up in court as expert witnesses, they’ll have been taking decisions as to who to section for months on end or who to send to live with Jimmy Savile in Broadmoor or who to deny treatment on the grounds that they were ‘not ill’ when they were too ill to function. It is a nightmare and it is why when Dafydd put on his best grave voice and said to me years ago ‘Everyone is saying the same thing about you. Can we really all be wrong?’, I replied ‘yes, because you’re all mates and you’re all a bunch of liars.’ Furthermore Dafydd, you’d previously rung me up and offered me a place at Liverpool Medical School in return for dropping my complaint about you after telling me that I was a ‘remarkable person’ and Brown was listening in to that call…

As were MI5, but no, they weren’t going to interrupt this fuckwittery.

‘We are all saying the same thing’. Take your pick:

Paranoid schizophrenia; Process psychosis; Manic depressive insanity; Bizarre personality disorder; Paranoid personality disorder; Homicidal; Remarkable Person; Attractive and seductive; Anti-social Personality Disorder; Bipolar I; Bipolar II; Borderline personality disorder.

Anyone want to give the tombola another spin???

Brown once suggested a few diagnoses that Dafydd could use, such as Chapel Psychosis and Cottage Ignition Syndrome. We were having a laugh at the time, but I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if someone in Denbigh ended up with being diagnosed with those syndromes.

Dafydd mustn’t worry, I know what is wrong with me. It’s a wandering womb and over-education for my feminine state, it really has turned my mind.

 

Paul used to go to endless trouble to help his juniors in their careers – more often by simply being empathic to their aspirations and a sound judge of their abilities, coupled with his wish to help them fulfil themselves.

This translates as ‘he ensured that those who kept their mouths shut and toadied to him were given a boost, which resulted in his lackeys and partners-in-crime holding key positions of responsibility to keep the show on the road.’

His own conscientious approach, his endless clinical curiosity, open mindedness and modesty, provided a model which was irresistible.

I never encountered this man, but I encountered those whom he ‘influenced’ and ‘mentored’ and ‘inspired’. In no way did they live up to this spin.

Trainees subject to his influence changed

I saw them post-transformation. It was not a pretty sight.

– as did countless patients. Many young doctors were privileged to share something of his home life. They would spend summer holidays, with their wives and children, at his lovely Bembridge home, where Paul indulged his love of cricket, sailing and gardening.

Bembridge is on the Isle of Wight. So Paul Mallinson invited his coterie and their families for upmarket holidays at his place. It would be nice to think that shameless toadying to a crooked old git in return for crumbs from his table would not be so common as to pervade medicine and effect practice, but from what I saw it does. Geoffrey Chamberlain held summer garden parties at his place in Wimbledon to which everyone was invited, which I think were designed to rub in how important and influential Chamberlain and his wife were. At least Chamberlain and his wife did make pleasant chit chat to their guests though. Chamberlain’s friend Cathy Wilson, the Reader in Reproductive Physiology in the Dept of Obs and Gynae, owned an even more impressive place than Chamberlain. Cathy lived at Notting Hill Gate and she too held parties there where the catering could not be bettered. What did Cathy do at her parties? She got pissed and hurled abuse at people. But they returned, time after time. People were aghast when I told them that no, I really would not be wasting my free time chez Wilson. It was simply emphasised what I would me missing – ooh she’s got such a beautiful house, the food will be fantastic etc. Well yes that was true, but it came with Cathy Wilson. One day after there had been a great deal of frostiness towards me because I really was not going to go to a party at Cathy’s – I tolerated her appalling conduct at work because I don’t think that one should cause WW III with one’s colleagues when one is being paid to do a job – I was interested to hear what had happened at the Notting Hill Gate party. Cathy had got pissed and screamed racist abuse at a Yugoslavian junior doctor and she’d had a screaming row with a consultant. Well that was a surprise.

For the same reason I turned down all the invitations to join the St George’s Wine Club. It was finally noted by Nicky Mitchell-Heggs that I ‘didn’t really fit in with the rest of them’. No and I was most relieved that I didn’t and I had no intention of doing so. They were a bunch of vacuous tossers who wasted their money on bottled water and courgettes, treated people like turds and furthermore they were facilitating a paedophile gang. But at least they partied with Cilla and Prince Edward and Nanette Newman turned up to their ball, which for some baffling reason actually meant something to them.

 

In his day he was president of the St George’s medical school club, and also of its cricket club, and he knew most of the undergraduates fairly well. He eventually retired from St George’s in 1969 but continued to practice privately until he was 70 years old.

Mallinson was probably in Wine Club as well.

He was the third baronet and succeeded his father in 1943.

Cathy and Chamberlain would have moved so fast to attend his parties that they’d have broken their legs.

He was married first to Elia Mary Guy in 1940 and they had a son and two daughters; one daughter is a doctor.

They are myriad…

The marriage was dissolved in 1968. His second marriage was to Dr Margaret Cooper Bowden, a former pupil of his

I wonder if Margaret Cooper Bowden was any relation of Bluglass and Dafydd’s mate Paul Bowden, another Eminent Distinguished London-based psychiatrist who was also colluding with serious organised crime?

There is a great deal of shagging the boss in medicine. I don’t have a problem with that if the people involved actually like each other, but medicine is so dysfunctional that very often they don’t. It all looked like a very high risk activity to me. Top Doctors become very traumatised if you are not participating in the shag fest, it’s an even worse crime than not going to Wine Club.

and her care – and his stoicism and good humour -made bearable his prolonged final illness. She survived him, together with the three children of his previous marriage.

So the old bastard had someone to look after him when he spent a few years with Parkinsons and she’ll have inherited the dosh. There’ll have been a fight over the will – after all, where there’s a will there’s a relative – and the children of the dear departed loving father will all be using the old git’s network to bag themselves powerful positions.

Who wrote this tribute to the trafficker who invited those assisting in the crime to live it up with him on the Isle of Wight? One Professor Arthur Crisp. Crisp is now dead, but Arthur Crisp was very much alive when I was working at St George’s and when I was a patient at Springfield in early 1991. Crisp was a specialist in anorexia and like everyone at the phenomenal Psych Dept at St George’s, Crisp was a towering figure, ‘with the best clinical outcomes’ of any eating disorder specialist. I know how Crisp achieved his phenomenal results. An Angel who worked at Springfield told me and was remarkably honest about the magic formula. Crisp discharged any patients who refused to eat when they were in the unit and he would not treat them again. So the most ill patients who er, didn’t eat, were refused treatment. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, even higher than manic depression. One of the symptoms of anorexia is a refusal to eat, no matter how malnourished one is or how much pressure is put upon one. So Crisp didn’t actually treat anorexics, he treated patients with less serious eating problems who could bring themselves to eat.

Any cardiac specialists out there who fancy improving their outcomes by not treating people with heart problems? Your patients will make a fantastic recovery if they’re not actually ill.

Arthur Crisp will have been discharging those patients to die and everyone knew that. One outcome of sexual abuse in some people is the development of eating disorders. Crisp and his colleagues were facilitating a paedophile/trafficking ring. So which patients was Crisp treating??? Or refusing to treat?

Crisp’s junior doctors are now to be found in the most senior positions re eating disorders. One of his juniors, Adrienne Keay, became the Director of Eating Disorders for The Priory Group. I remember Adrienne Keay, she was working as a junior doctor in Springfield when I was there. I and other patients watched Adrienne routinely slam the door shut in patients’ faces when they tried to talk to her. She wouldn’t even say reply to the desperate greetings of ‘oh hello Dr Keay’. Adrienne would march through the ward, straight into the nurses office, slam the door in the face of anyone who dared approach and if they stood patiently waiting outside of the door, an Angel would emerge and shout at them to go away and leave Dr Keay alone. The callousness was breathtaking.

Not long after I left St George’s Adrienne Keay and Tom Burns featured in a TV doc called ‘Minders’, which Showed Life In A Mental Hospital, ie. Springfield. I presumed that it would be yet another PR piece, but incredibly enough it wasn’t. The documentary makers had not edited as the Top Docs usually bank on them doing. They screened everything and my, did Adrienne and Tom look bad. They actually did exactly what I remember them doing to patients, but I don’t think that they ever expected it to be shown on TV. Adrienne turned up on the doorstep of a vulnerable man accompanied by the police, with no warning and snapped at him that he was coming with her, NOW, or these police would handcuff him and she carted the man off to Springfield. He was terrified and confused, there was no attempt at communication with him, simply Adrienne snapping ‘you are ill and you are coming with us’. The problem was that the man had a belief that his hair was blue. However it was very evident that this was the only ‘symptom’ that he had. He had been coping at home, he was OK, he wasn’t even distressed, but he did think that his hair was blue. At Springfield he was sectioned and forcibly injected with massive doses of anti-psychotics. He reacted very badly to them, began dribbling uncontrollably and shaking. He continued to maintain that his hair was blue, so they upped the dose. He sat there repeating ‘look what you’ve done to me, look what you’ve done’. Tom said ‘yes we have done this to you because you think that your hair is blue and it is not’. There was no attempt to titrate the dose yet alone give him any side-effect medication, which should be routine.

The grim reality of what Tom and Adrienne did to this poor sod caused uproar and there were a great many complaints about bad practice at Springfield Hospital. Tom Burns demanded that he be allowed onto Channel 4 to defend himself. Burns was filmed saying ‘you made us look like the Gestapo’. Indeed they did Tom. Because they filmed what you actually did to people rather than take orders from you as to only show the bits where you were keeping a civil tongue in your head.

I was ordered to see Tom Burns myself by Nicky Mitchell-Heggs, in the wake of me refusing to drop my complaints about Dafydd et al when ordered to by my colleagues at St George’s. Nicky told me that Tom Burns was the loveliest man that she knew. Tom Burns was very personable until halfway through the interview, after I’d told him what was happening in north Wales. Burns interrupted me and said ‘you think I’m an idiot don’t you? You think that I don’t know that this is going on and that I’m naive. Well I do know and I believe everything that you’ve told me about them’. Burns then told me that psychiatry ‘attracts disturbed people’ and that this was causing great problems.

After I left Burns’s room I never heard from him again. Years later, when I acquired my medical records, there was the documentation from Mitchell-Heggs and Burns. Burns had told Mitchell-Heggs that I wasn’t psychotic but that I might have a paranoid personality disorder. He told her that I was not a danger to anyone. After Dafydd et al tried to have me imprisoned and I was given bail on condition that I stayed in Springfield, Mitchell-Heggs had written to Burns again. He told her that he ‘didn’t think that he had anything to offer’.

Burns admitted to me that he knew about the serious criminality in north Wales. Tony Francis, Dafydd and Lucille were directly in contact with Wandsworth Social Services and Springfield Hospital with regard to me, I have all the documentation to prove it. Burns’s colleague Dr Robin Jacobson stated in writing that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that he thought that Tony Francis was as well. No-one mentioned a word of this to me. I was discharged from Springfield with no follow-up care and told to go back to north Wales because Dafydd was my doctor no less.

Tom Burns was later given a Chair at Oxford University. Burns is in the same Dept at Oxford as Professor Mark Williams, who left Bangor University for Oxford at about the turn of the millennium. Mark Williams worked with Dafydd and the gang for years and he knew what they were doing. See post ‘The Biggest Expert Of The Lot’. I think that Williams got his Chair first and then Burns, from the London branch of the same ring, joined Williams at Oxford.

Tom Burns was a mental health adviser to Blair’s Gov’t. It was Burns who recommended that the Gov’t impose Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) on thousands and thousands of people. When Burns came up with that terrifying proposal, he was told that it would result in mental health patients who were not guilty of any crime being pinned down in their own homes by the police and forcibly injected with anti-psychotic medication that they did not want. Tom sneered and reminded everyone that Top Docs don’t behave like that.

Tom has now admitted that CTOs ‘haven’t worked as he expected’ and that yes rather a lot of them have been issued and er OK, there have been some rather worrying incidents. Involving the police forcing their way into people’s homes and pinning them down while they are injected… Some Empowered Service Users have run away from home and disappeared to escape CTOs.

What did Miranda think was going to happen when he appointed a member of a trafficking gang as his adviser on mental health? Miranda will have known what was going on at St George’s, because he and Cherie had both worked in George Carman’s Chambers when Carman was concealing the trafficking ring…

And we were supposed to believe that Merfyn was the problem!

Whoops, looks like you’ve been caught out Miranda!

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It’s the fucking Welsh again as Miranda is no doubt shouting at the TV right now…

For more information on Arthur Crisp, Adrienne Keay, Tom Burns and the other funsters who ran a pan-European trafficking ring while working as Top Doctors and Gov’t advisers, see previous posts…

 

Dr David Roberts’s book on the history of Bangor University names a number of other gwerin who gathered together in one big classless group for the benefit of the common people, embracing members of the Royal Family through to the landed gentry with hereditary peerages and those who can trace their ancestry back to the Welsh Princes, for the benefit of a vicious criminal paedophile gang.

 

 

Sons And Lovers

My post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’ discussed John Tilley, a Labour Councillor and then the Labour MP for Lambeth Central, 1987-83, who was the main or one of the main figures in London responsible for ensuring that numerous kids from inner London were sent into the arms of Dafydd’s gang in north Wales without any awkward questions being asked. There was a whole network of other Labour Party people surrounding John Tilley who also played their part. The London Labour Party at the time was dominated by people who were so desperate to wave their credentials re disadvantage or minorities that there were a plethora of jokes about the ‘loony left’ and ‘Private Eye’ quipped about the feat of Frances Morrell becoming Leader of ILEA without being black, working-class or gay. I mentioned in ‘Lord Snooty The Third’ that the real factor which ensured success for Frances Morrell or indeed anyone else in ILEA at the time was to keep their mouth shut about Dafydd’s gang. As long as one did that, one could be white, posh and heterosexual and still rise to the top of the London left.

Frances Morrell (née Frances Maine Galleway) led ILEA, 1983–87. Frances Morrell was brought up in York and educated at Queen Anne Grammar School in York and Hull University. Frances was brought up in Jimmy Savile country, at a time when Savile had plugged into the organised abuse that had previously existed in the region and turned it into an industry. Well before the time when Morrell was Leader of ILEA, Savile had established links with Dafydd et al. Savile used to visit Bryn Estyn and it is alleged that he witnessed the gang rape of a boy for pleasure.

Hull University has educated many of those both ancient and modern who concealed the crimes of Dafydd et al. See previous posts. The situation was assisted by Prezza being the MP for Hull East, 1970-2010. Prezza is from north Wales and went to Ruskin College when Matt Arnold – the Head of Bryn Estyn-  was teaching there and when Peter Howarth, Arnold’s friend and colleague who in 1994 was jailed for the abuse of boys at Bryn Estyn, was a student at Ruskin. See post ‘A Study In Tyranny’. No wonder Miranda made Prezza Deputy PM, 1997-2007.

 

Frances Morrell worked as a schoolteacher, 1960-70, marrying Brian Morrell in 1964. In 1970 Mrs Morrell became a Press Officer, working for the Fabian Society and the NUS. This brought Mrs Morrell into contact with Tony Benn, who was at the time coming to be seen as the leader of the Labour left and someone with whom Mrs Morrell then agreed on many important issues.

The Chairmen of the Fabian Society when Mrs Morrell was the Press Officer were Jeremy Bray (1970-71); Sir Peter Hall, 1971-72 – Sir Peter Hall the urban town planner as opposed to Sir Peter Hall the luvvie – and Lord Anthony Lester QC, 1972-73.

Jeremy William Bray (29 June 1930-31 May 2002) attended Kingswood School, Bath (1942-48), Jesus College, Cambridge and was a Choate Fellow at Harvard University. He also worked as a research officer at the Department of Applied Economics at Cambridge University. Bray was Labour MP for Middlesborough West, 1962-70; Motherwell and Wishaw, Oct 1974-83; and Motherwell South, 1983-97.

There was a trafficking ring in the Middlesborough region linked with Dafydd’s gang; it was that ring who’s activities erupted in the form of the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal in 1987-88 (see post ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named’).

Sir Peter Geoffrey Hall(19 March 1932 – 30 July 2014) was the Bartlett Professor of Planning and Regeneration at The Bartlett School, UCL and President of both the Town and Country Planning Association and the Regional Studies Association. Hall was a planning and regeneration adviser to successive UK Gov’ts. He was Special Adviser on Strategic Planning to the Tory Gov’t, 1991–94 and a member of the Office of the Deputy PM’s -Prezza’s – Urban Task Force, 1998–1999.

Hall was born in Hampstead and in 1940, his family moved to Blackpool. He  attended Blackpool Grammar School and then graduated from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge with a Masters and Doctorate before starting his academic career in 1957 as lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London. 

On 30 April 2015, Transport for London dedicated a train in recognition of Hall’s contribution to London’s transport infrastructure. The train, Number 378 204, is a five-carriage London Overground train:

The Professor Sir Peter Hall Overground train

The Professor Sir Peter Hall Overground train

If one googles ‘Transport For London’ one of the first results is ‘Transport London – Check Your Route For Delays’.

The Torygraph’s obituary for Sir Peter Hall filled everyone in on the highlights of his biography. Hall was:
Britain’s leading post-war planning intellectual’ who ‘taught generations of professional planners. Once an active Fabian and later a founding member of the Social Democratic Party, he was inspired by Ebenezer Howard and the garden city movement, and highly critical of the “planning by developers” approach promoted by some on the Right — seeing it as a recipe for featureless urban sprawl. Throughout his life he argued for centrally-coordinated planning based on the concepts of urban growth areas, garden cities and new towns. While Hall’s leanings were generally to the Left, he was not afraid to lend his expertise to governments of any persuasion. His idea for urban “enterprise zones” to kick-start development in run-down inner city areas morphed into the Urban Development Corporations which transformed Canary Wharf and other urban centres in the 1980s.

He became special adviser to Michael Heseltine when he returned to the Department of the Environment under John Major, and was the main progenitor of the idea of expanding London eastwards along the shores of the river Thames, accompanying Heseltine in a helicopter over what has become known as the Thames Gateway.

Later he worked with Labour’s Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis on his plans for Crossrail and HS2 and served as a somewhat semi-detached member of Labour’s Urban Task Force under the chairmanship of Lord (Richard) Rogers, whose enthusiasm for high density development on “brownfield” sites he did not share.

Hall also made waves by suggesting at a Town and Country Planning Association conference that Heathrow should be closed and replaced with a new airport in the Thames Estuary, potentially offshore — an idea which was subsequently taken up by the Tory Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Hall had burst on to the scene as a young academic in 1963 with his book London 2000, a futuristic reimagining of the capital as it entered the new millennium. He argued for a major replanning of London and the south-east, with an elaborate grid of urban motorways, “clean sweep” demolition programmes and new towns. His prototypical London family would live at “Hamstreet”, a Kentish village grown into a new town, criss-crossed by motorways, elevated pavements and cycleways, all rigorously separated and linked to the Continent by a new cross-Channel rail link. He imagined a Brixton whose terraced houses had been “rehabilitated and modernised; their road pattern broken up and sealed from the main traffic streams… On a pedestrian deck above are new shops and offices and a higher education campus.”

If his early optimistic vision bore witness to his deep love of urban life, and was prophetic in predicting the need for congestion charging and the cross-Channel link, it also highlighted the dangers of brashly overconfident state planning. Even Hall came to see the dangers of the approach, admitting that many of the effects of top-down planning in the 1960s and ’70s had been dire.

The son of a clerical officer in the pensions service, Peter Geoffrey Hall was born on March 19 1932 in Hampstead, north London. During the war his family moved to Blackpool, where he was educated at the town’s grammar school (he would later repay the debt by chairing Blackpool’s regeneration agency from 2004 to 2008).

Hall went on take a degree and PhD in Geography at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. After academic posts at Birkbeck College, London University, and the London School of Economics, he moved to the University of Reading, where he was Professor of Geography from 1968 to 1989 and head of department, also serving as chairman of its School of Planning Studies (1971–77 and 1983–86) and Dean of Urban and Regional Studies (1975–78).

In the 1980s he combined his duties at Reading with a professorship at the University of California, Berkeley, where he continued until taking up the chair of Planning (1992) at University College London’s Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning. He was director of the Institute of Community Studies from 2001 to 2004.

Among appointments to numerous advisory bodies, in 1966 Hall had been invited by the Labour government of Harold Wilson to join the South-East Economic Planning Council. He was in the forefront of the cheerleaders for the development of the new towns of Milton Keynes and Peterborough and, as former industrial cities began to fall derelict in the 1970s, produced papers arguing that one response might be to remove planning restrictions in targeted areas to “recreate the Hong Kong of the 1950s and 1960s inside inner Liverpool or inner Glasgow”.

The Council was abolished in 1979 by Margaret Thatcher, ostensibly because the quango was surplus to requirements — though as Hall later observed: “We had three big agendas in our last years: one, that you would never develop London Docklands without an urban development corporation; two, that London’s third airport should be at Stansted; and three, that the first national transport priority should be the M25 orbital motorway. So she shut us down rapidly to implement all three!”

Hall wrote or co-wrote some 50 books and (by his own estimate) more than 2,000 articles and shorter pieces. Among his better-known works, Great Planning Disasters (1980) was an attempt to answer the question: “How is it we can’t get to the airport, when we can get to the moon?”; Cities in Civilisation (1998) charted the role of the city from ancient Athens to Canary Wharf; Sociable Cities (1998, with Colin Ward) explored the work and influence of Ebenezer Howard; and London Voices, London Lives (2007) drew from interviews with ordinary Londoners carried out for an Economic and Social Research Council-funded project and, among other vignettes, featured Gujarati immigrants from the 1960s in Hounslow wanting to move to leafy Surrey “because of the immigrants”.

His last book, Good Cities, Better Lives (2013), asked the question why Britain does not build enough, and why what it does build is often alienating, ugly and poorly-served by infrastructure, while its European neighbours seem to have cracked the art of building happy and prosperous cities. Citing Freiburg as the outstanding example, Hall observed that continental city planners had “created good jobs, built superb housing in fine natural settings and generated rich urban lives. But not only that: simultaneously these cities have become models of sustainable urban life, minimising energy needs, recycling waste and reducing emissions.”

Planning, he argued, should be grounded in an understanding of the real world; informed by a deep knowledge of history; inspired by a sense of optimistic cultural possibility; and, above all, should remain focused on improving lives and creating places where people actually want to live and work — not what planners think is good for them.

Hall, a Fellow of the British Academy, received numerous awards, including the Founder’s Medal of the Royal Geographical Society and the Gold Medal of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Knighted in 1998, he was named as a “Pioneer in the Life of the Nation” by the Queen in 2003.

In 1962 he married Carla Wartenberg. The marriage was dissolved in 1966, and the following year he married Magdalena Mróz, who survives him.’

 

Professor Sir Peter Hall would have known much about the massive corruption in planning depts and construction, much of which was linked with the associates of Dafydd’s gang and linked gangs, as described in my post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’. Hall had a great deal to answer for, but every time that his own handiwork bit him on the bum, he blamed someone else.

 

 Anthony Paul LesterBaron Lester of Herne Hill, QC (born 3 July 1936) is one of the many Radical Human Rights barristers who knew about Dafydd et al but said not a word. Lord Lester sits as a Lib Dem. Lester was born into a Jewish family and was educated at the City of London School. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and Harvard Law School. Lester was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn. In 1987, he was appointed as a recorder and was in office until 1993. Lester works from Blackstone Chambers. He was appointed adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Law at University College Cork in 2005.

In the 1960s and 1970s Lester was directly involved with the drafting of race relations legislation in Britain. During these periods, he acted as the chair of the legal subcommittee of the Campaign Against Racial Discrimination (C.A.R.D.) and was a member of several organisations working for racial equality such as the Society of Labour Lawyers, Council of the Institute of Race Relations, British Overseas Socialist Fellowship and the National Committee for Commonwealth Immigrants.

In 1968, Lester co-founded the Runnymede Trust and was Chairman of the Runnymede Trust, 1991-93. The Runnymede is a magnet for paedophiles’ friends; a great many with Radical Consciences but who nonetheless ignored what was happening to people at the hands of Dafydd et al were leading lights in the Runnymede. The Runnymede Trust was founded by Dipak Nandy, who was also its first Director. Dipak is the Labour MP Lisa Nandy’s dad! Dipak and his then wife Maggie – Lisa’s mum – were both based in Leicester and associated with Leicester University for years while that institution concealed the paedophile gang operating in Leicester with links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Lisa’s relatives have been most helpful to abusers, her granddad was Lord Frank Byers who was a Liberal Chief Whip and a member of the secret panel that the Liberal Party set up to investigate Norman Scott’s complaints about Jeremy Thorpe years before Thorpe’s 1979 trial for incitement to murder. Frank Byers’ response to Norman’s allegations was to hurl insults at him so Norman walked out of the ‘hearing’ and went to the police. See previous posts for further information about Lisa’s ancestors and for my very unpleasant experience when I was BEGGED to go to London by Lisa’s supporters to see Lisa in action.

According to Lisa’s PR, she’s an Asian Woman. She is also so fucking hopeless that she has to read her speeches word for word and so fucking rude that she ignores someone sitting in front of her who develops a screaming migraine which makes them quite ill.

 

Anthony Lester was a SPAD to Woy Jenkins at the Home Office in the 1970s, when Woy was colluding with the serious criminal activities of Dafydd et al. Lester moved with Woy from the Labour Party to found the SDP in 1981. For more details re Woy, see previous posts eg. ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’. On 29 June 2007, Lester was appointed by PM Gordon Brown as a SPAD on constitutional reform to the Secretary of State for Justice, one Jack Straw.

Lester is a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights. Which must be why he ignored these matters:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Lucille Hughes

 

Cledwyn Williams

 

North Wales Hospital, Denbigh - County Asylums

 

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Anthony Lester is a Patron of the Family Planning Association. He represented the FPA in a contentious case in N Ireland where it was widely claimed that the FPA were trying to use strategic litigation to introduce liberalised abortion laws into the country. The paedophiles’ friends do like joining bodies which have an interest in the control of other people’s fertility.

For years in north Wales, the Top Doctors conspired to ensure that it was virtually impossible for women to obtain abortions on the NHS, even in the late 1980s, many years after abortion was decriminalised. This gave the Top Docs two advantages. A cosy business arrangement was established between the Top Docs of north Wales and a private abortionist in Chester and referrals were made to anyone who asked as long as they had the money required. For women too poor to afford the fee, the outcome was that they would continue with an unwanted pregnancy. This produced difficulties for many women, but for the kids in care or Empowered Service Users who had become pregnant as a result of Dafydd’s gang raping them, it was a nightmare, because they would then be referred to Dafydd for an ‘assessment’ re obtaining a termination on mental health grounds. Did the ‘assessment’ consist of what such an assessment did in every other area of the UK at the time ie. a conversation? Of course not. In north Wales, the assessment consisted of a stay at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. Where the view was taken that the patient couldn’t get more pregnant so it was party time. Geddit?? See previous posts eg. ‘Tan yn Llyn’, ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’ and ‘It’s Bachman Turner Over drive – Not ‘Arf’. I am still waiting for someone to tell us what happened to all the babies, because even after Dafydd’s ‘assessment’, an abortion would be refused but very few people emerged with a baby.

Alongside the unlawful restriction of abortion, the Top Doctors of north Wales urged ‘family planning’ on a whole variety of young women who had not ever enquired about such matters, as well, I was told, on girls in care, including those who did not have boyfriends and showed no interest in acquiring one. I noticed this myself and recently I had an e mail from someone else who found out what was going on who concluded that the girls in care were being ‘prepared for action’ by the age of 14. Yes, that was pretty much the conclusion that I drew. I knew of Empowered Service Users who were sterilised without their consent – in one case the Empowered Service User had no understanding of what the effects would be and no-one bothered to tell her. I imagine that this was routine. This was all completely unlawful and it was very widely known.

I do not remember Lord Lester or anyone else coming forward to help.

Lester’s peerage was announced on 13 August 1993. That was the month in which I was found guilty of ‘staring at a social worker in Safeways’ and was ordered to part with £60 by the Bangor Magistrates Court. The social worker in question, Jackie Brandt, was a member of the paedophile gang and her police statement claimed that I had shouted and sworn at her, such that she feared ‘immediate violence’. She ended up crying in the witness box and admitted that I hadn’t even spoken to her but I had stared at her. There was no investigation for perjury. The year before Anthony Lester bagged his peerage, the North Wales Police closed their investigation into the possibility of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire, stating that there was ‘no evidence’ of any such thing.

The Lord Lester of Herne Hill
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Lord Lester: Dafydd et al operated a massive trafficking organisation which targeted kids in care, psych patients and people with learning disabilities. Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people went through their crazed, dangerous hands after ‘being referred’. I am one of the few survivors that I know of. Furthermore by the time that they targeted me – in the early 1980s – they had an enormous well-oiled machine. That gang did not spend the next 25 years trying to kill Brown and me and forcing me out of every job that I obtained because their gang had died a death and was no longer exerting influence. They were very much still in action. So who else have they done this to Lord Lester and WHERE are all the missing people???

Anthony Lester is the father of Gideon Lester and of Maya Lester QC. Gideon was born in 1972, when Dafydd and John Allen’s trafficking gang were beginning to hit the big time. Gideon himself was in no danger from them – it wasn’t the children of Human Rights barristers who were ‘referred’ to Dafydd, they were kept well away from him by their parents – but Gideon may well know a few people who used the services of those procured by Dafydd’s gang, because Gideon is a luvvie.

Gideon Lester is a ‘performing arts curator, artistic director, educator, and dramaturg’. What a dramaturg is I have no idea. The dramaturd is currently Artistic Director for Theater and Dance at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College and Director of Bard’s undergraduate Theater & Performance program. The dramaturd was Acting Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.), 2007-09 and taught at the Columbia University of the Arts, where he created the Arts Collaboration Lab.

Gideon the dramaturd studied at Oxford University and study dramaturdy at the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard. He taught dramaturdy at the American Repertory Theatre and playwriting at Harvard.

The dramaturd’s stage translations include Marivaux’s Island of Slaves.

Here’s the Island from where so many of Dafydd’s slaves came:

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  • The dramaturd is a productive turd, among his many other stage translations are two texts by the French playwright Michael Vinaver, ‘King’ and ‘Overboard’.
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Cap’n Bob:

Robert Maxwell

 

The dramaturd’s other adaptations include ‘Enter the Actress’, a one-woman show.

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The General Secretary of the Fabian Society, 1964-76 was Thomas Arthur Ponsonby, 3rd Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede (23 October 1930-13 June 1990), who succeeded the title on the death of his father in 1976. Thomas Ponsonby served as a member of Kensington and Chelsea Council, 1956-65 and then as an Alderman, 1964-74. He then became an Alderman of the GLC, 1970-77 and was elected Chairman of the GLC, 1976-77. Ponsonby was elected Labour Chief Whip in the Lords in 1982 and served as Opposition Chief Whip until his death in 1990. Thomas Ponsonby was a Governor of the LSE, 1970-90. 

Ponsonby married twice: firstly to Ursula Mary Fox-Pitt, the daughter of Cdr Thomas Stanley Lane Fox-Pitt of Devon, with whom he had a son and three daughters and secondly to Maureen Estelle Campbell-Teich, the widow of Dr Paul Campbell-Teich of Geneva, Switzerland. He was succeeded by his son, Frederick Ponsonby, 4th Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede. Frederick sits as a Labour peer and is a regular contributor in Lords debates. He lost his seat in the Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, but in 2000 Miranda let him back in by creating him a life peer as Baron Ponsonby of Roehampton, of Shulbrede in the County of West Sussex. Miranda will have realised that Frederick did not just inherit his father’s title, but he will have inherited a great deal of the knowledge re the names and crimes of those Who Knew.

Frederick, son of Thomas who was Where The Action Was:

 

The NUS President, 1969-71, was Jack Straw. Straw was Miranda’s Home Secretary, 1997-2001, throughout the Waterhouse Inquiry and at the time of the publication of the Waterhouse Report.

Digby Jacks, 1971-73. Digby Jacks was a member of the Communist Party when he became President of the NUS. Jacks was raised in Charlton, south London, the son of a building surveyor, and read biology at King’s College, London and gained a teaching diploma at the Institute of Education. He taught for a time at Holland Park Comprehensive School before his election to the NUS Executive in 1969.

Charlton seems to be a rather boring part of London within the Royal Borough of Greenwich and has links with the Royal Navy. The Italian writer Italo Svevo lived in a house on Charlton Church Lane, 1903-13. He had arrived there in his capacity as a director in a Trieste firm selling paint for ships, on whose behalf he established a factory in Charlton’s Anchor and Hope Lane, fulfilling a big contract with the Royal Navy. The foundry of J. Stone & Co moved to Charlton in 1917 and produced 22,000 propellers for the Royal Navy during WW II (its products being fitted to battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers and numerous smaller vessels), plus propellers and water-tight doors for RMS Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth and Royal Yacht Britannia. In 1963 Stone’s marine propeller business merged with Manganese Bronze and manufacture moved to Birkenhead. Stone Foundries still operates at Charlton, in a plant established in 1939 to produce aluminium and magnesium light alloy castings mainly for the aircraft industry and production of nails and rivets continues at nearby Stone Fasteners.

Young people are unaware of for how long Britain remained acutely conscious of WW II long after that war had ended. Boys of Digby’s generation were raised on a diet of comics in which most of the stories were about WW II, ‘war films’ were on TV constantly and all older people remembered the war and often talked about it. Everybody had a male relative who had Fought In The War. Britain was dead proud of it all and all less reputable conduct that the Brits may have participated in was air-brushed away. But young men like Digby’s were rebelling and had a bellyful of hearing about it all. Digby was a Commie with big ambitions. He’d have been acutely aware of all that relatively recent Royal Navy and MoD activity in Charlton and he will have known that a few things had gone in which were being kept from the ears of the great British public, such as the activities of Lord Louis Mountbatten and some others in his network (see post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’). Digby will have been digging and Digby will have known that when he was President of the NUS, the biggest wig at ILEA was very, very close to someone who, because of his war service and place in ‘the establishment’ could not have afforded to have been associated with anything like the activities of Dafydd’s gang…I will return to this person later in this post.

The school at which Digby had taught, Holland Park, opened in 1958 and was the flagship for comprehensive education. A number of high-profile socialists sent their children to Holland Park School and it became known as “the socialist Eton”. Hilary and Melissa Benn went to Holland Park, as did Polly Toynbee, Jenny Abramsky and Evgeny Lebedev. Some famous people also taught there, including Bryan Ferry and another member of Roxy Music, Christine Blower who became the General Secretary of the NUT and Mary Marsh, the former Head, became a non-executive Director of HSBC plc and a Governor of the London Business School.

Holland Park had a very loyal fan club but there were also fierce critics. In 1970, George Gale, then the Editor of ‘The Spectator’,  claimed that the girls at Holland Park were running a vice ring at the school. I have no idea whether there was any truth in that allegation, but had the girls wanted to do that, they would have been in an excellent position to do so, being young women living in London who were well-networked to people with money who would want to use their services. While someone like George Gale would be delighted to think that the most terrible things were happening at Holland Park, other people would be desperate to pretend that everything really was fantastic there. I went to a comprehensive school – although not Holland Park obviously – at a time when a lot of people in education would not hear a word against comprehensive schools and believe me, our school was shite, as was the neighbouring glorious comprehensive which Brown attended. They both needed bombs dropping on them, but Brown and me were frequently gunned down by right-on people when we dared say this. From what I can work out, Holland Park was like a lot of comprehensive and not so comprehensive schools in that kids from professional well-connected families did very well, others not so well. Polly Toynbee was a real duffer at school but she’s writing bollocks in ‘The Guardian’ in exchange for a great deal of money nonetheless.

However, if there had have been anything approaching a vice ring in operation at Holland Park, just imagine the influence that Digby would wield over all the people who were desperate that the school should remain a shining example of all that was great about comprehensive education. A lot of people have forgotten that in the early 1970s, a lot of Tories supported comprehensive schools as well, it wasn’t a policy solely encouraged by Shirley Williams as Auberon Waugh always seemed to think. The name of the Education Secretary who oversaw the establishment of more comprehensives than any other Education Secretary was one Margaret Thatcher, who was the Education Secretary when Digby was President of the NUS…

Digby died in October 2011 and his obituary in the Indie stated that:

‘Digby Jacks was instrumental in turning the National Union of Students into an effective lobbying and campaigning body, which stopped the then Education Minister Margaret Thatcher from introducing policies which would have restricted the autonomy and finances of the various students’ unions….

Told you so, Digby had real influence over the Tories…

He was disappointed, but took a pragmatic approach when an increase to the student grant system of an extra £10 million he had negotiated was turned down by his conference on the grounds that it was insufficient and that the demands of the wage campaign would only be met when the “organised working class can defeat the wage freeze”…

So Digby’s ‘members’, who in those days were overwhelmingly drawn from the offspring of the professional middle classes wanted rather more than Digby bagged them; they might have been showing solidarity towards the organised working class but the organised working class probably viewed them as a bunch of indulged twats who had a bloody nerve turning down an extra £10 million on the grounds that it was ‘insufficient’.

On leaving the NUS he became a Divisional Officer for the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs, one of the few NUS presidents to become a full-time union official, staying on to become Assistant General Secretary when it became the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Trade Union. He undertook responsibility for looking after those working in the finance industries.

The ASTMS and the union into which it evolved, MSF, had a great many members who held professional/managerial jobs in the NHS and medical schools but who were not Top Doctors. When I worked at St George’s Hospital Medical School, 1989-91, the MSF reps were corrupt and were using their knowledge of the very serious wrongdoing of the Top Doctors – including the trafficking gang in south London which the Top Docs were facilitating – for their own benefit. They didn’t blow the whistle, they didn’t protect patients from harm, they just held the institution over a barrel to shore up their own positions. There was and still is much wrongdoing in medicine, much of it perpetrated by people who have Lord and Sir in front of their names and a great many people find that life is sweet if they let it be known that they have knowledge of what is going on but won’t say a word, as long as they are invited to the party as well.

 

In 2005, Jacks retired as regional officer for Amicus. Amicus was the UK’s largest private sector union, formed by the merger of MSF and the AEEU, agreed in 2001 and two smaller unions, UNIFI and the GPMU. Amicus also organised in both parts of Ireland and was affiliated to the UK TUC, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Scottish Trades Union Congress. Older people in Amicus knew about the elite vice ring based at the Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast which allegedly included Sir Anthony Blunt and Lord Mountbatten, because Top Doctors were involved (see previous posts). They’d have also had  great deal of crap on events during the Troubles, including the Shoot to Kill policy, the torture of suspects and other matters which were flatly denied by the British Gov’t.

So Digby Spart remained in this not at all left wing union which represented many professional middle class people who were using their knowledge of the wrongdoing of even more senior people to feather their nests until well into Miranda’s regime, a regime in which Jack Straw, Digby’s fellow ‘left winger’ from the NUS of yesteryear, played a key role.

On 1 May 2007 Amicus merged with the TGWU to form UNITE, the biggest trade union in the UK.

Len McCluskey – Representative Of The Labouring Classes:

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On retirement [Digby] served as a Labour councillor in Hounslow

Digby remained a Councillor in Hounslow until 2006.

and became Secretary of the Alliance for Finance, an independent confederation of finance unions and staff representative bodies of financial workers.

The Alliance for Finance is a trade union federation in the UK. The Alliance for Finance was founded in 1996 on the initiative of the Barclays Group Staff Union to encourage more joint campaigning and solidarity between the many trade unions and staff associations covering the banking and financial services sector in the UK.

Not MacDonalds employees, although when he led the NUS, Digby’s desire to give the children of what were in those days mostly middle class people £10 million was rebuffed by those children themselves because they wanted more.

The Alliance’s membership was initially 27 organisations, including the Banking, Insurance and Finance Union, the Communication Workers Union, MSF, the TGWU and USDAW. This quickly rose to 36 organisations, although the 1999 merger between the Banking Insurance and Finance Union, UNiFI and the NatWest Staff Association began a process of consolidation, which has tended to reduce its prominence. In addition, many members have affiliated to the TUC. 

As well as Digby, Gwyn Bates, the former National Secretary of Unifi, Amicus and UNITE, was a previous Secretary of the Alliance for Finance. The current Honorary Vice President of the Alliance for Finance is Frank Needham, former General Secretary of the in-house union at National & Provincial Building Society. Needham was Chair of the Federation of Building Society Staff Associations from 1984-87 and subsequently Vice Chair of the Financial Services Staff Federation from 1993-96.

Baroness Turner of Camden is a former Honorary Vice President of the Alliance for Finance. Muriel Winifred Turner, Baroness Turner of Camden (née Price; 18 September 1927 – 26 February 2018). Between 1970 and 1987, Turner was Assistant General Secretary of ASTMS (later MSF, Amicus and now UNITE). From 1981 to 1987 Turner was a member of the TUC General Council. Muriel was created a life peer in May 1985. She had a particular interest in social welfare and pensions issues, which will be why she kept quiet about the organised abuse in the Camden area with links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Muriel bagged that peerage as the threats rained down upon Brown and I and just two months before Lord Donaldson, the Master of the Rolls, upheld Mary Wynch’s appeal re Dafydd and the gang. Mary was represented by Birnberg & Co, who were based in Camden. All colluding politicians as well as legal and health care professionals knew that Mary’s case was about the be heard at the Royal Courts of Justice and a lot of them knew that Brown and I were raising serious concerns about the mental health services in north Wales as well. By the summer of 1985, Alison Taylor was blowing whistles regarding the abuse of kids in care in north Wales.

Muriel was Front Bench Spokesperson on Employment for the Labour Opposition, Oct 1987-96, which covered the years of investigations in north Wales as the region was littered with the corpses of kids in care and Empowered Service Users. The Windbag, John Smith and Miranda sat on all of it.

Muriel was Deputy Speaker of the Lords, 2002-08. Up in north Wales, the legacy of Dafydd’s gang continued, particularly as so many of them were holding senior positions in the public services, the local authorities and the police. Corruption was rampant and complaints about the most serious wrongdoing in the ‘services’ were ignored.

Muriel was a member of the Equal Opportunities Commission, 1982-88. Elspeth Howe served as Deputy Chairman of the EOC, 1975 -79 – when Mary Wynch was unlawfully arrested and imprisoned by Dafydd – and in various other capacities from 1980. Elspeth was married to Geoffrey Howe, a member of Thatch’s Cabinet while Dafydd et al caused havoc. Before he became an MP, Geoffrey Howe was a barrister in Wales/Chester, where along with all of his colleagues, he colluded with Dafydd and the gang. Geoffrey and Elspeth Howe were close friends with Ronnie Waterhouse and his wife and had been since they were very young. See previous posts for more information about the Howes and their numerous links to Dafydd’s associates.

Two Baronesses, Fighters For Equality:

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Corrupt and female? Then you are given a position on an Equality Body.

Muriel was also a member of the Occupational Pensions Board, 1977-93; Council member, Occupational Pensions Advisory Service,1989-2007; and Chair, Personal Investment Authority Ombudsman Council 1994-97. She was a ranking member of British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom.

Muriel was Vice-President of Humanists UK and an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society, both bodies which have enjoyed support from many paedophiles’ friends. On 15 September 2010, Turner, along with 54 other public figures, signed an open letter published in ‘The Guardian’, stating their opposition to Pope Benedict XVI’s state visit to the UK. Claire Rayner was Vice-President (and formerly President) of the British Humanist Association and an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society. In the weeks leading up to her death, Rayner railed against Pope Benedict’s XVI’s state visit to the UK. Like Muriel, Claire Rayner also knew about Dafydd and the gangs linked to him and remained silent. Like Muriel, Claire collected Brownie points for her Caring NHS ways. See post ‘The Wretched Of the Earth’.

Someone should have reminded Turner and Rayner that people living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones; those two were in no position to have a go at the Pope, they’d concealed exactly the same criminal activity.

 

 

 

To return to Mrs Morrell. In 1973 Tony Benn invited Morrell to be his Political Adviser should Labour win the next election. Mrs Morrell served as a SPAD to Benn at the Departments of Industry and Energy, 1974-79. Benn was increasingly marginalised as the Parliament went on, but Morrell worked to link him with a network of activists outside Parliament.

Details of the many links that Benn had with Dafydd’s network and those who colluded with Dafydd’s crimes can be read in my post ‘No Cuts’. Some years before he died, I wrote to Tony Benn about the abuse of mental health patients in north Wales. Tony wrote back simply saying ‘Sorry – disability is not my area’. It was a disability rights activist who suggested that I write to Wedgie-Benn, because he ‘has a good reputation on disability rights’.

 

Mrs Morrell was selected to stand as the Labour candidate for Chelmsford in Feb 1974 but she failed to be selected for several Labour seats in the 1979 General Election, including Birkenhead and Manchester Blackley. That will undoubtedly have been as a result of the internal feuding between the left and right of the Labour Party. Mrs Morrell was a firm ally of Benn’s who was loathed by the Labour Party leadership by the late 1970s.

It was Frank Field who was selected as the candidate for Birkenhead, who won the seat in 1979 and he is still there. I have previously blogged my appreciation for Frank Field after he named a group of NHS Directors and Top Doctors on Merseyside who had perpetrated a fraud in which the NHS was relieved of funds in the House and then on his blog. One of those named by Field was the vile Lyn Meadows, a former senior manager of the Welsh Ambulance Trust, who after disgracing herself there turned up as the HR Director at Bangor University, where she disgraced herself all over again. The charming Lyn is now a non-executive Director of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. See previous posts.

Much as I am grateful to Frank Field for exposing the NHS crooks of the Wirral whom no-one else dared touch, it has not escaped my notice that Frank has been sitting in Birkenhead since 1979 and that a branch of Dafydd’s gang ran Merseyside and that many of them are still there (see previous posts). Lyn Meadows and her corrupt Top Doc pals were by no means the only or biggest problems on Merseyside. As a Labour Moderate, surely Frank should at least have said something about the slaying of Michael Carr, the former Labour MP for Bootle by the combined forces of Militant and the Top Docs at Walton Hospital in July 1990? It was acknowledged that the conduct of the staff at Walton fell into the criminal negligence category, but successive DPPs just bounced the case back and forth (see post ‘News From Sicily’).

Frank Field is hated by many of the left and many of his comments in the past suggests that Frank divides the poor very much into the deserving and undeserving. He was Miranda’s Minister for Welfare Reform, 1997-98, but famously fell out with Miranda and returned to the backbenches.

Field was born in Edmonton. His father was a labourer at a factory in Battersea and his mother a teaching assistant. His parents were Conservatives. Field was educated at St Clement Danes School, then in Hammersmith, before studying at Hull University. In his youth Field was a member of the Conservative Party, but left in 1960 because of his opposition to Apartheid in South Africa and joined the Labour Party. In 1964, Field became a FE teacher in Southwark and Hammersmith.

Field served as a Labour Councillor in the London Borough of Hounslow, 1964-68. He was Director of the Child Poverty Action Group, 1969-79 and of the Low Pay Unit, 1974-80.

Once in Parliament, Field was made a member of the Opposition front bench by the Leader Footie as a Spokesman on Education in 1980, but was dropped a year later. Following the appointment of the Windbag as the Labour leader in 1983, Field was appointed as a Spokesman on Health and Social Security for a year. He was appointed the Chairman of the Social Services Select Committee in 1987 and then served as the Chairman of the new Social Security Select Committee, 1990-97.

Not a word about Dafydd and the gang throughout any of it Frank, although Dafydd et al were very busy indeed.

Following the 1997 election, Field joined Miranda’s Gov’t as Minister for Welfare Reform in the DHSS. Blair stated that Field’s mission was to “think the unthinkable”. Field thought that the state should only play a small direct role in the provision of welfare and he disliked means-testing and non-contributory entitlement to benefits, which he believed should only be received after claimants had joined social insurance schemes or mutual organisations such as ‘friendly societies’. There were clashes with Gordon and Harriet, but then everyone clashed with Gordon and Harriet.

Blair later wrote that he was disappointed that so little fresh thinking on welfare reform had emerged from his years as PM. That Blair, is because none of you were prepared to admit that the core of the problem is a deeply corrupted welfare state, run by well-heeled ‘professionals’ who run it to ensure that they benefit rather than The Poor. If The Professionals are allowed to lie, steal, embezzle and abuse The Poor with impunity and the response to The Poor gathering some very damning evidence against The Professionals is to smear The Poor, fit them up for crimes and then refuse them all medical care, then you are going to have very big problems. Which is why the only solutions that anyone ever came up with was to blame The Poor themselves, whether the argument used was one involving Cycles Of Deprivation, Neural Pathways or Genes and run around in circles banging on about social insurance schemes and friendly societies. When somebody stop The Professionals from ruthlessly milking the welfare state for their own ends, you will find that there is plenty there to Help The Poor. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime Blair. But you refused to target the most serious crime – serious organised crime on the part of the state.

The idiocy continues. The introduction of the welfare reform most closely associated with Blair eventually came to pass in 2008: the replacement of Incapacity Benefit by Employment Support Allowance. The think-tank Reform, on the advisory board of which Field sits, said in its 2016 report on changes to out-of-work sickness benefits that ESA had ‘replicated many of the problems of IB’ and had therefore ‘failed to achieve its objective’. Why are we not surprised?

 

After leaving Ministerial Office, Field continued with his duties as an MP and joined the Ecclesiastical and the Public Accounts Select Committees in the House of Commons.

In June 2010 Field was appointed by Lord Snooty the Third’s Coalition Gov’t to head an independent review into poverty, which proposed adopting a new measure centred around life-chance indicators and increasing funding for early years education. In an interview in September 2012, Field considered Snooty III to have ignored his report, saying “nothing had been done about it” and that it was “very disappointing”. Probably because Snooty III had given every spare penny to Camila Batmanghelidjh after she impressed him with her knowledge of ‘thermostatic emotional regulation’ and the erroneous neural pathways developing in foetuses who are busy gestating in the uteri of The Poor of sahf London.

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Here’s Frank brainstorming with like-minded people in 2012:

In October 2013, along with Laura Sandys, Field established the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hunger and Food Poverty, which he went on to Chair. He also chaired a parliamentary inquiry into hunger commissioned by the APPG which reported in December 2014. Field became the Chair of trustees of Feeding Britain, a charitable organisation set up in October 2015 to implement the recommendations made by the APPG.

Whether Frank takes advantage of the subsidised dining facilities in the House I do not know.

Following the 2015 General Election, it was announced in June 2015 that Frank had been elected to the Chairmanship of the Work and Pensions Select Committee. He was re-elected unopposed to the role following the 2017 General Election.

In December 2017, during a debate on Universal Credit, Field described the impact that Universal Credit changes had had on his constituents. Field spoke of how he had talked a man out of suicide and how one claimant felt “lucky” his family was invited to eat food leftover from a funeral.

Frank clearly wonders where it has all gone so wrong after the many years of his silence…

In March 2015, Field was awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Honouree for the co-founding of environmental organisation Cool Earth, a charidee that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction as a bottom-up solution to an ageing problem. Meanwhile in the NHS on Merseyside…

In 2017,  Frank Field was awarded the Langton Award for Community Service by the Archbishop of Canterbury “for sustained and outstanding commitment to social welfare”, as a result of Frank’s sealed lips regarding the massive scams that Dafydd’s gang have been working on Merseyside during Frank’s entire Parliamentary career.

Frank is an admirer of Thatch, the lady who was personal friends with at least three active paedophiles linked to Dafydd’s gang ie. Peter Morrison, George Thomas and Jimmy Savile. Although there have been attempts to get Frank to defect to the  Tories, they have been without success.

 In May 2010, Field endorsed Ed Miliband and Uncle Harry’s Leadership challenge.

Field is a practising Anglican, a former Chairman of the Churches Conservation Trust and a member of the Church of England General Synod. I am not someone who believes that every worshipper in the C of E is an abuser, but there has been a long-standing problem of denial within the institution.

Field wants to reducing the time-limit within which women can have an abortion and to strip abortion providers such as Marie Stopes of their counselling role and handing it to organisations not linked to abortion clinics. With the Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, Field has been vocal in two defeated attempts to legislate for such a reform in Parliament. I too am a little concerned about the domination of abortion providers in the field of providing counselling for pregnant women, because they tend to be very good at helping women who want abortions but not so good at assisting women who with to continue with a pregnancy in difficult circumstances. However, Field, Mad Nad and their fellow travellers never mention the frank abuses on the part of Top Doctors that continue with regard to their ‘care and counselling’ of vulnerable pregnant women and Frank, Nad et al often seem to not quite understand just how difficult the situations of some women are. ‘Go and see your GP!’ So what do you do if you’re a kid in care who’s been raped by one of the staff and the GP is colluding with the trafficking gang which the local Social Services are facilitating then Frank/Nad?

Here’s Ioan Bowen Rees, Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council, 1980-91:

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Frank Field has never married and has not been blessed with children. 

 

Kenneth Eastham was selected as the Labour candidate for Manchester Blackley and he won the seat and remained there until he retired in 1997. Eastham was a planning Engineer for GEC at Trafford Park,  Manchester, and a Manchester City Councillor for eighteen years. Eastham was a Councillor when Dafydd’s old mate Dr Bob Hobson relocated to Manchester from the Maudsley and ran a trafficking ring in the Manchester area (see post ‘The Mentor’). Tony and Sadie Francis joined old Hobson and then made their way to the North Wales Hospital to join Dafydd, as did the genocidal Dr Tony ‘Do Nothing’ Roberts a few years later.

Ken Eastham is very elderly but still with us, so perhaps he could let us know why he wanted that safe Labour seat in 1979, five years after Hobson arrived in Manchester. Mary Wynch was languishing in Denbigh in 1979, having been illegally imprisoned there by Dafydd. Dafydd knew that he was in trouble before Mary emerged, because Mary had been doing battle with Dafydd and the gang since the early 1970s and she already had lawyers lined up to act for her. Previous posts have described how Dafydd et al began sending up paedophiles’ in distress flares in 1979 to summon the cavalry from across the political spectrum.

 

 

Now to return to Mrs Morrell. After the Labour Gov’t left office in 1979, Mrs Morrell helped to create the ‘Rank and File Mobilising Committee’, through which the left organised to bring changes in the Party. ‘Private Eye’ called her Tony Benn’s ‘hatchet-woman’. In the run-up to the 1981 GLC elections, Mrs Morrell was chosen to fight Islington South and Finsbury and on election formed part of the left faction in support of Red Ken.

At the time there was that huge paedophile ring operating in the children’s homes in Islington…

Jack Straw was Little Nell’s Deputy on Islington Council’s Housing Committee, but then Jack pops up everywhere behind someone who is ignoring a trafficking gang. Jack was Battling Barbara Castle’s adviser when he was a whippersnapper and Babs was concealing the wrongdoing of the Top Doctors et al when Babs was Secretary of State at the DHSS. Babs certainly chose her juniors with care, Dr Death was one of her junior Ministers as was dear old Lord David Ennals, both big pals of some of those we know and love in north Wales. See previous posts.

 

Mrs Morrell’s background as a teacher led her to spend most time on ILEA, which came with membership of the GLC. She was chosen as Deputy Leader of the new left leadership of ILEA under Bryn Davies. Mrs Morrell became unsatisfied with Bryn’s leadership –  she considered it ‘weak’ – and built support for a change through the GLC Women’s Group; in April 1983 she challenged Bryn and was elected as ILEA  leader.

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Under Mrs Morrell, ILEA became concerned with promoting gender equality. I suppose that ILEA could have argued that both boys and girls were being abused and trafficked. The authority was severely criticised for what the right regarded as propaganda in the schools that it administered. Many of the policies of the Davies leadership were continued, which included the high spending: ILEA deliberately set an illegally high budget for 1985. Thatch’s Gov’t was proposing to abolish the GLC and wanted to abolish ILEA as well but found it impractical to do so. However, new legislation allowed the Gov’t to limit  ILEA’s budget and it did so. ILEA was helped by a bail-out from the GLC for one year.

The abolition of the GLC in 1986 meant that something had to be done to provide for future elections to the ILEA. It was decided that there would be direct elections. Mrs Morrell led Labour into the campaign and with London hostile to the abolition of the GLC, Labour won an easy victory. Mrs Morrell was re-elected quite narrowly herself, as the SDP put up a strong challenge.

Despite Red Ken’s best efforts, the GLC was abolished on 31 March 1986, along with the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Tyne and Wear, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Councils. All of these Councils had trafficking rings operating within their welfare services and some of them were sending a lot of kids in their care to Dafydd et al in north Wales. No-one said a word about this among the ranting both against and in favour of these Councils over a period of years, although a great many people knew what was going on.

On 31 March 1986, BBC News reported that ‘Thousands of people have taken part in festivities to mark the historic final hours of 97 years of local rule in London. A throng of 250,000 people have gathered on the South Bank in London, home to the Greater London Council, which will not exist from midnight tonight. Festivities will end with the largest display of fireworks ever seen in the city after a week of events costing £250,000.’

Well Red Ken and his mates transferred millions into the pockets of Dafydd’s gang, what’s another £250k on fireworks?

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Dafydd et al were getting very jumpy in 1986, because a contingent of honest police had begun to close in on them. Oliver Brooke, Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s Hospital Medical School and one of the biggest players in the pan-European paedophile ring which Dafydd et al were running was jailed in Dec 1986. The paedophiles’ friends will have known that Ollie had been caught by the time that the GLC vanished after that fireworks display. Fortunately for Ollie and his associates, the legal establishment was on their side and Lord Justice Geoffrey Lane allowed  Ollie’s appeal in May 1987 and Ollie was released shortly after on the grounds that the poor man had suffered enough and his vast collection of kiddie porn was no more than the equivalent of a collection of ‘cigarette cards’ no less. See previous posts eg. ‘Oliver!’

By the time that the GLC and Dafydd’s other business partners disappeared, Alison Taylor and I could not have been yelling more loudly that something terrible was happening in north Wales and Mary had won her case…

Dafydd and the gang remained in business and witnesses continued to be harassed, threatened and found dead. Including my housemate Anne Vernon, who was killed in April 1986.

Whatever the security services thought that they were doing in the face of all this, it really was woefully inadequate and no-one will ever convince me otherwise. I look forward to the resignation of C or Z or Dame Stella Rimington or whoever was responsible for this cock-up, along with their statement that they have failed and will learn lessons. Then they can go and do it all over again. That seems to be the model of practice.

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Mrs Morrell lost her leadership of ILEA in 1987 by 23 votes to 22, continuing a tradition of internal deselection established by both of her predecessors.

Mrs Morrell became secretary of the Speaker of the House of Commons Commission on Citizenship in 1988. That Speaker was Bernard Weatherill, who had succeeded the  child molester George Thomas as Speaker in 1983, when Thatch gave George Thomas a Viscountcy. Mrs Morrell was a senior research fellow at Queen Mary and Westfield College, 1991-92 and then became Executive Director of the Institute for Citizenship Studies.

Mrs Morrell was lately joint Chief Executive of ArtsInform, ‘which tries to build relationships between schools and colleges and professional artists.’

Mrs Morrell’s husband Brian committed suicide in April 2009 – although I have not found out about the circumstances – and Mrs Morrell herself suffered from increasingly poor health and died from cancer in January 2010. Frances and Brian Morrell died as angry demands were being made by many for another investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Dafydd’s gang sent up distress flares which caused an influx of paedophiles’ friends to stand for and get elected to the Welsh Assembly (see post ‘The Battle Of The Cowshed’), including Jenny Rathbone, a former Islington Councillor, journalist and member of the family who established a charity that supplied the paedophiles with help when some of them were actually caught (see post ‘The Mentor’).

I can imagine that some unpleasant things could have been happening to the Morrells as people who had previously been at the scene of the crime and could name names; Dafydd’s gang have never showed any loyalty to those who concealed their crimes when the going gets tough.

The other day I asked Brown why he thought that after so many accessories having been found dead someone hadn’t actually murdered Dafydd. Brown quipped that Dafydd was obviously getting there first. Furthermore Dafydd has/had Top Docs working for him and apart from Brown and me, no-one ever suspects them. ‘Ooh thank you for the prescription doctor, I’ll take this lethal cocktail straight away…’ ‘I need THAT particular treatment?? It sounds unpleasant and ineffective, but ooh you doctors know what you’re doing, I mean docs who harm their patients aren’t allowed to practise are they???’ ‘Ooh I’ve heard of Dr Jones, he’s Europe’s Leading Forensic Psychiatrist isn’t he, I read it in the Bangor and Anglesey Mail in 1994, I know I’ll be in safe hands…’

‘Now don’t you worry dear, we’ll look after you.’

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In the wake of the abolition of the GLC as well as those other metropolitan Councils in 1986, there were a great many people Who Knew who all had to be found new jobs in order to stop them ever mouthing off. Many of them are still alive and still in the system. Furthermore as they all have a history of being Little Things Hitting Each Other, at times of Paedophiles In Distress, a few of them tend to die.

Tony Travers of the LSE wrote an obituary for Mrs Morrell which was published in ‘The Guardian’ in 2010:

‘…She was one of Tony Benn’s two trusted advisers during the 1974-79 period (the other being Francis Cripps), providing political links to the rest of government as well as connections to various groups and committees on the far left of the party. She won the Islington South and Finsbury seat for Labour in the 1981 Greater London council (GLC) elections, being one of the cabal who then, within 24 hours, replaced Andrew McIntosh as council leader with Ken Livingstone.

Francis Cripps is an economist who was the grandson of Sir Stafford Cripps, Clement Attlee’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1947-50.

I do think it’s lovely that the Labour Party have presented such a challenge to inherited privilege.

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Morrell was a large, forceful and controversial woman who had the capacity to polarise views. Yet, when she became leader of the Inner London Education Authority (Ilea) in 1983, she found herself in the position of using this powerful personality in a grim struggle with the left-led Inner London Teachers’ Association (ILTA) over staff redeployment – an uncomfortable position for someone long associated with progressive politics at a time when the new left was in the ascendant in London and other cities.

Mrs Morrell didn’t manage to mention the en masse organised abuse of children among all that discussion and implementation of progressive politics.

….Morrell worked in government with Benn and Cripps to produce economic policies that involved worker co-operatives, an alternative economic strategy, import restrictions and currency controls. This team was devoted to expanding the scale and scope of the state.

I think that Mrs Morrell, Wedgie Benn and Sir Stafford’s grandson lost the battle somewhere along the way, although there was an expansion of the corrupt state, no matter what Thatch maintained happened after 1979.

Morrell worked with other political advisers including Jack Straw (Barbara Castle’s adviser) to provide the “dissenting ministers’ secretariat” during the 1975 European Economic Community referendum campaign. Benn and other ministers were given their freedom to lobby for a “no” vote. Benn’s diaries show that he trusted Morrell’s advice and that both were suspicious of the civil service and the security services. She was seen as a very political adviser during a government that radically expanded the number of such beneath-the-radar outsiders. No 10 was, towards the end of the Callaghan government, concerned that she might be in breach of her status as an adviser. She certainly worked hard to manoeuvre Benn towards the Labour leadership.

Livingstone and Morrell, though both seen as on the radical left of Labour at the time, were not on good terms. The former attacked the latter in the pages of Tribune over the manner of the challenge to Davies.

Running Ilea during the 1980s was not easy. There was the struggle with the Thatcher government over rate-capping that could have had serious consequences for senior figures such as Morrell who wanted, in protest over capping, the GLC to refuse to set a rate. The ILTA made life difficult for what was, by any standards, an administration with radical leftwing leanings. There were random strikes and high levels of absenteeism, often over the need to redeploy teachers.

As with the civil wars within the mental health services, the kids who were supposed to be the focus of ILEA were lost in the middle of all this…

She was then herself deposed as Ilea leader by the more emollient and mainstream Neil Fletcher in 1987.

She held a number of positions within arts organisations, including being a member of the board of directors of Sadler’s Wells and of the NCVQ performing arts advisory committee. Active in pursuing feminist issues and policy at County Hall, she was also a long-serving member of the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy.

Last year, her husband Brian, whom she had married in 1964, took his own life at their home in Islington.

Tony Benn added to Mrs Morrell’s obituary: 

‘It is not often recognised that the position of secretary of state can be a very lonely one, surrounded by ministerial colleagues who are busy with their own work, MPs who are cut off from knowing what goes on, and from the massive government departments which they run, which often have an agenda of their own. Frances and her colleague Francis Cripps maintained contact with ministerial advisers in other departments, with Labour backbenchers, with the trade union leadership and indeed almost all those with whom I came in contact. She was brilliant in performing these tasks and her judgement was always shrewd and relevant’.

Mrs Morrell and Francis Cripps Knew and kept the lid firmly nailed down on everything.

Francis Cripps now lives in Thailand.

 

An obituary written by Stuart Weir for Mrs Morrell also appeared on the website ‘Open Democracy’:

‘Frances Morrell who has just died at the age of 72 was a conviction politician of great energy, imagination, courage and commonsense. She was one of Tony Benn’s two close advisers (the other being Francis Cripps) while he was Secretary of State for industry and energy from 1974-79, and then became Labour leader of the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) in the 1980s. She had long been active in the left of the Labour Party and was press officer for the NUS, Fabian Society and (unofficially) Tony Benn before joining him in government. Benn relied heavily on her loyalty, judgment and advice.

There are hints in her obituaries that she was part of the ‘hard left’, the trotskyist factions who disfigured Labour Party politics during the 1970s and 1980s. This was not the case. She regarded them (and their ‘soft left’ fellow travellers) with contempt long before her bruising struggles as leader of ILEA with the hard left teachers’ association in Inner London.

Morrell was a social democrat, or democratic socialist, who had a strong commitment to improving life for working class people. With Michael Meacher and me, she founded the Labour Coordinating Committee after 1979, with the aim of creating a thoughtful left programme for the party. The LCC soon became embroiled in the bitter feuding over intra-party democracy and she was one of the very few of us who stood firm for the principle of ‘one member, one vote’ against the Trotskyist demands that only members of constituency party general committees should be enfranchised (they being easier to control). It was not a popular place to be in left Labour circles.

Indeed, her contribution in and out of government could have been far greater; and what she did contribute will not be fully recognised. For Frances was an imposing and forceful figure who was very sure of her own gifts and less so about those of others, friends or foes. She was more respected than liked and after being deposed as ILEA leader in 1987 she left active politics and became active in citizenship and arts bodies.’

Stuart Weir was formerly Editor of the New Statesman, when he launched Charter 88 and Director of Democratic Audit at Essex University.

Weir’s obituary for Mrs Morrell on ‘Open Democracy’ precipitated a rush of rude comments as Little Things Started Hitting Each Other. Contributions from people occupying various positions on the left fumed at Weir’s choice of words and effectively accused him of being a capitalist running dog.

Another contributor to ‘Open Democracy’ observed that ‘The Times’ and The Torygraph didn’t think that Mrs Morrell was worth an obituary. Which just goes to show that the ‘far left’ don’t spend as much time as they should reading The Torygraph, because The Torygraph did publish an obit for Mrs Morrell and whoever wrote it seemed to believe that she did have some positive qualities, rather than simply being a dangerous idiot who colluded with a trafficking gang. The Torygraph even accompanied their obit with a photo of Mrs Morrell in her youth, looking rather Joan Baez:

‘Frances Morrell, who died on January 10 aged 72, was a controversial leader of the Inner London Education Authority (Ilea) from 1983 to 1987; she promoted anti-racism, sex education and gender consciousness in the capital’s schools before disillusioning Left-wing comrades by advocating higher standards.

 

Brinley Howard Davies, usually known as Bryn Davies (born 17 May 1944) preceded Mrs Morrell as Leader of ILEA, 1981-83. Davies graduated from Hull University and qualified as an actuary. He worked in the pensions industry, becoming a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1974. Davies worked for the TUC as Pensions Officer from that year, advising member unions on occupational and state pensions. With this came membership of the Occupation Pensions Board. He was also elected to Lambeth Borough Council in 1978 and became Deputy Leader. At the time, kids in the care of Lambeth were being abused both in children’s homes in Lambeth and in children’s homes in north Wales, where a great many were sent on long term placements (see eg. post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’).

At the beginning of 1980 the opportunity arose for Bryn Davies to go into London-wide politics in a by-election for the GLC at Vauxhall, which he won easily as a Labour candidate. With membership of the GLC came ex officio membership of ILEA. Davies aligned himself with the left under Red Ken.

The 1981 elections brought a left majority to London and on 9 May 1981 Bryn Davies was chosen to be the new Leader of ILEA at the AGM of the ILEA Labour Group, ousting Sir Ashley Bramall, although Bramall wanted to remain Leader. Mrs Morrell became Deputy Leader, replacing Mair Garside. I mentioned Mair Garside in a previous post and speculated on whether she was Welsh, Mair being a Welsh name that would not be known to many English people who think that it might be nice to give their daughter a Welsh name.

A scrap then broke out because the Labour right thought this takeover had been brutal and several of them decided to make life difficult for the new administration. Among the first decisions taken under Bryn Davies’ control was to allow GLC teachers paid leave to attend the People’s March for Jobs, but a rebellion by right-wing Labour councillors defeated the plan. ILEA continued the comprehensivisation policy and intensified it by ending ‘streaming’ within schools and insisted that Church schools end all selection as well.

The Conservatives nationally criticised the cost of schooling under ILEA, which was the highest in the country. Thatch – and most of the Tories – hated ILEA, indeed Thatch had hated ILEA since she was Education Secretary, 1970-74, under Ted Heath. Acres of print in the right wing press were devoted to the excesses of ILEA, particularly when the ‘loony left’ took it over and there was substantial concern about what was happening in some schools under ILEA. Yet no-one mentioned the transfer of hundreds of children from inner London to children’s homes and residential schools in north Wales, which charged a great deal of money for each ‘placement’, such placements frequently accompanied by complaints of the most serious abuse. London Councillors and lawyers heard about many, many complaints and the situation was ignored by everyone, although the Tories fuming at the money being spent by ILEA knew that much of that money was being spent on placements for children in north Wales.

Bryn Davies never had to deal with the abolition of ILEA – although everyone on the left in London at the time was panicking at the thought of Thatch advancing towards ILEA with her axe – because Mrs Morrell used her connections within the GLC Wome