The Vermin Club

My post ‘Thought For The Day’ and the comments which followed it discussed a Jan 1997 episode of ‘Kilroy’ in which the studio audience launched angry attacks on Max Clifford. Max was appearing on ‘Kilroy’ after he had been behind media reports which named Jerry Hayes, the then Tory MP for Harlow, as having a clandestine extra-marital relationship with a man. Max was busy being shocked and disgusted at Jerry’s ‘unprotected casual sex with men’, but Kilroy’s studio guests were unanimous in their condemnation of Max, no matter from what angle they approached the story. Some residents of Harlow maintained that they had voted for Jerry and Max had no business sticking his nose in like this. Other people maintained that Max’s scoop had damaged Jerry’s wife.

As well as members of the public, Kilroy’s guests included a few old lags, including the PR guru Julia Hobsbawm and Torygraph journos Annabel Heseltine and Boris. Annabel was livid at Max for destroying the life of a good man. Annabel’s dad Michael Heseltine destroyed the lives of many more people than one good man in his desperation to become PM. As described in previous posts eg. ‘Those Who Are Ready To Serve’ and ‘Tan yn Llyn’, Heseltine built his entire strategy for Becoming PM on exploiting his knowledge of the barrel of crap in north Wales and its links to the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Heseltine in particular had known about it all for decades, as someone who grew up in Swansea, in the area of another gang with links to Dafydd et al in north Wales and then served as the Tory MP for Tavistock, 1966-74, while Jeremy Thorpe’s activities were widely gossiped about, both in the west country and in Parliament. See previous posts.

Max repeatedly stated on ‘Kilroy’ that his rationale in exposing Jerry Hayes was his desire to damage the Tory Party, because of the damage that they’d done to the NHS. Max was upfront: he wanted to help the Labour Party win the next election. Julia gave Max a lecture on ethics and told him that PR was a business involving integrity and that Max was a pariah in the PR world. Julia did not mention that her business partner in Hobsmawm Macaulay, her own PR company, was her old school friend Sarah Macaulay. Sarah Macaulay became Sarah Brown when she got married in 2000, which meant that in 2007 she became the wife of the PM . When that Kilroy programme was screened, Sarah’s Teddy Bear was expecting to become Chancellor of the Exchequer after the next election and his partner in crime Miranda was preparing to be PM. No-one was in any doubt that this was going to happen, as John Major’s Gov’t lurched from crisis to crisis. Julia’s dad Eric Hobsbawm was the Marxist historian who had spent most of his life involved with the by then old boys who had in the 1950s spawned the New Left. Eric was a regular in publications such as ‘Marxism Today’ in the 1970s and 80s and even managed to make supportive comments about the Windbag. Another big name in the New Left was Ralph Miliband, the dad of Uncle Harry’s two nephews. Between 1994 and Miranda’s election win in May 1997, Uncle Harry’s nephew Ed was working for Sarah’s Teddy Bear in the Opposition Treasury team; the Teddy Bear allowed Uncle Harry’s nephew time off from work to study for a Masters at the LSE. Uncle Harry’s nephew Ed was appointed as the Teddy Bear’s SPAD when the Teddy Bear became Chancellor of the Exchequer in May 1997. Uncle Harry’s other nephew, David, at the time of the ‘Kilroy’ programme, was Miranda’s Head of Policy.

The New Left were always scrapping among themselves but they were united in their desire to kick out the Tories as well as in their desire to see their offspring and the friends of their offspring in influential positions, preferably in Cabinet. Readers will remember that when the Teddy Bear resigned as Leader of the Labour Party and was photographed looking like death – literally, Gordon had the appearance of one who had been preserved in formaldehyde – the only two serious contenders to succeed him were Uncle Harry’s nephews who then went for each others jugulars in the battle. Ed won and once Ed was leader, Ed’s political strategy for Becoming PM was predicated almost entirely on waxing lyrical about Uncle Harry’s loyal service to the NHS. The Uncle Harry who had worked with Top Docs who knew Dafydd et al and were colluding with them, as well as some of the millionaires of Harley Street; although of course Uncle Harry’s expressed loyalty was to the contingent of Top Docs who were in the Socialist Health Association and Loved The NHS, many of whom were also concealing Dafydd and the gang eg. Julian Tudor Spart, Brian Gibbons, John Dunwoody (see previous posts)…

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No-one mentioned that Eric and Ralph had known about the Westminster Paedophile Ring as long ago as in the days when they were busy with the New Left, that they had worked in universities alongside people who were concealing it as well as colluding with the regional abuse gangs such as those in Yorkshire, Leicester, north Wales/Cheshire, Cambridge, Oxford, and the north east. No-one mentioned that Eric had for decades had a second home in Croesor in north Wales, that as a girl Julia spent a lot of time there and that the locals were suffering very badly at the hands of the gang in north Wales. See previous posts eg. ‘The Village’. Not that Eric and his friends were ever targets of the gang; indeed Dafydd et al actually proved very helpful to Eric’s circle, which included Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and Bertrand Russell. Awkward customers who blabbed or who were gestating foetuses which were proving embarrassing to other more powerful people were dealt with by Dafydd and before Dafydd, Gwynne the lobotomist. See previous posts.

Julia and Ed were never at risk of being gang raped in a children’s home and found dead when they complained and they never breathed a word to anyone else that this was what was happening to the kids of people who’s parents had not been big wigs in the New Left.

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Just to be sure that the info never escaped, Ralph, Stuart Hall and other Towering Lefties did all that they could to hinder Brown’s career because Brown was known to be mates with some Empowered Service Users near Bethesda who were witnesses to and targets of Dafydd et al. See previous posts eg. ‘Life in Cold Blood’ and ‘O Jones, O Jones’.

Then the Teddy Bear and his mate Lord Jack McConnell – who was later FM of Scotland, 2001-07 – got together to stuff over my best friend from school who knew what was happening to me, who had been at Stirling University with Lord Jack and rebuffed him after such events as Lord Jack turning up uninvited in her bed. So Lord Jack and the Teddy Bear stuffed her husband over as well while he was working at the BBC… My friends also found themselves pursued by gangsters as their careers in the media were destroyed (see previous posts eg. ‘The Turn Of The Screw’).

 

The discussion on ‘Kilroy’ also extended to a previous client of Max’s, Mandy Allwood, the woman who in the mid-1990s became pregnant with eight babies after fertility treatment, all the babies subsequently dying. Mandy had recently given media interviews in which she claimed that Max had done her no favours at all and had caused her much distress, which I can believe. Press reports of Mandy’s case concentrated on her less than ‘Hello!’ lifestyle, on her alleged numerous casual men friends and how some of Mandy’s mates even had the temerity to live in council houses. One member of the ‘Kilroy’ studio audience was a young woman who wasn’t famous but who had been targeted by the tabloids to which Max flogged stories and she confirmed that her life had been nearly destroyed by it all.

The audience unanimously agreed that Max was a scumbag. They also unanimously agreed though that like Max, they Supported The NHS and the Top Docs ah they were wonderful. Nobody asked which Top Docs had treated Mandy, who had allowed her to continue with a pregnancy of eight foetuses, why they were not there in terms of supporting her when all the babies died…

I worked in fertility clinics in the late 1980s and early 90s and practices were terrible; patients were lied to, deceived and knowingly flogged treatments that didn’t work. See post ‘Every Sperm Is Sacred – Particularly In Scotland’. That was in the Top Clinics in London and in university hospitals. Fertility clinics in places like Ysbyty Gwynedd had no idea at all what they were doing and I also heard first hand accounts from NHS services in Taunton which suggested that they were equally clueless. I knew other people who worked in fertility clinics who drew the same conclusion as me ie. that the field was full of sharp practice at best, con men at worst. I know of one Top Doctor who’s treatment of one patient was so disrespectful that her husband punched him in the face. There was no prosecution because Mr Jack Glatt really didn’t want the publicity, lest the rest of his patients who had also been insulted and brutalised came forward…

The go-to man for Ethical IVF was Lord Bob Winston at Hammersmith Hospital. Who knew exactly what some of his colleagues were doing. Lord Bob knew how to deal with problems, he passed them on to another team. That’s why when Lord Bob found out that his junior doctor Richard Penketh was a relentless sexual harasser, Lord Bob gave him to Lord Bob’s pal Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain at St George’s Hospital Medical School, where Chamberlain and his colleagues were perpetrating research fraud and facilitating a paedophile ring in south London, as well as colluding with Dafydd et al in north Wales (see post ‘Now Then…’) and in addition the Top Docs at Cardiff University, who had concealed the molesting of George Thomas and co for years, as well as helping Dafydd et al out of course (see previous posts  eg. ‘Oliver!’). The Dean of St George’s overseeing all this was Professor Sir William Asscher, who was a member of the south Wales Jewish community and who, before arriving at St George’s in 1988, had spent his career in Cardiff concealing the organised abuse in Wales (see previous posts). When Chamberlain found that Penketh was too much of a liability even for St George’s, it was said that Penketh would be sent to Wales, because ‘that’s what we do with all the really bad doctors’.

Richard Penketh is now a consultant at the University Hospital in Cardiff and also has a private practice at the Spire Hospital. Dr Brian Gibbons of the People Traffickers gave Penketh an award for excellence when Gibbons was the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister. Whether Penketh has repeated his St George’s extravaganza of having sex with a research assistant in the lab during working hours in Cardiff I don’t know. Unless that is what Gibbons gave Penketh the award for. Not that Penketh held the St George’s record for Ugandan discussions, that was held by one of the female registrars who had sex with I think it was seven men, whom she had never previously met, in one weekend. That was a topic of discussion even at St George’s. I don’t mind that she did that, but she was one of an extended number of dipsticks who were keeping quiet about patient harm and serious wrongdoing. I am delighted to say that she is now featured in women’s magazines as an FGM expert and she also dispenses advice as to whether teenagers need cosmetic surgery on their nether regions. Thinking of a designer vagina, 18th burfday coming up and you might be offered cosmetic surgery as a treat?? Then just go to the former colleague of a bunch of people traffickers and she’ll set you straight…

 

One particularly voluble supporter of the NHS on ‘Kilroy’ who was highly critical of Max was this blog’s friend Little Nell Hodge. Little Nell, as ever, was allowed to mouth off at length about everyone else’s shortcomings without anyone interrupting her and saying ‘can you explain why, when you were the leader of Islington Council, the children’s homes in Islington were infiltrated by a vicious paedophile ring, that you were told about this but ignored it and that some children were murdered and one social worker disappeared?’

Little Nell was of course the woman who identified Miranda as being a man with great potential and worthy of being the Leader of the Labour Party after the unfortunate death of John Smith in the care of the Top Docs at Bart’s, on 12 May 1994. On 9 June 1994, the Head of Bryn Estyn Matt Arnold died from an ‘unspecified blood disease’; Arnold died four days before the opening of the trial of his colleague and friend Peter Howarth and another man, Paul Wilson, for the sexual abuse of boys in care in north Wales. Howarth was convicted and sentenced to ten years, Wilson was cleared on all charges.

Howarth died ‘from a heart attack’ – like John Smith – in HMP Wakefield on 24 April 1997. The Waterhouse Inquiry had opened at the beginning of 1997 – pretty much when the ‘Kilroy’ programme was screened – but soon after the Inquiry opened, there was a break because Sir Ronnie Waterhouse was in desperate need of a holiday in Hong Kong. The need for a holiday came upon Ronnie towards the end of March, so he was away for April. While he was in Hong Kong, Ronnie bumped into Derry Irvine, he of the expensive wallpaper and they had lunch. Ronnie knew Derry because he had previously worked with him on a city fraud case, along with Derry’s delightful two junior barristers, Cherie and Miranda.

When the Kilroy programme was screened in Jan 1997, Little Nell had not yet been given the Gov’t jobs that Miranda eventually bestowed upon her, eg. junior Minister for Employment and Equal Opportunities, 1998-2001; Minister of State for Universities, 2001-03; Minister of State for Children, 2003-05…

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At the time of her appearance on the ‘Kilroy’ programme, Little Nell was the Labour MP for Barking, having succeeded Jo Richardson in the seat in June 1994, after Richardson died. Jo Richardson was on the left of the Labour Party’s and their Wimmin’s Champ, who knew about the unlawful denial of NHS abortions in north Wales, the lives being put at risk by the private abortionist(s) in Chester, the disappearance of the babies of patients in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and of course the numerous other crimes of Dafydd’s gang. Richardson said nothing and carefully failed to follow up with enquiries even when the info was staring her in the face. See eg. post ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’.

While Little Nell was selected to stand for, and then elected to, Jo Richardson’s former seat, Dafydd and the gang were complaining bitterly about me and the danger that I represented to their lives and limbs, particularly after, in the early summer of 1994, I and Patient F made representation to two Mental Health Act Commissioners and told them that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that serious complaints against him were not being investigated. The Commissioners admitted to us that they had heard such complaints about Dafydd many times before and one of the Commissioners later told a nurse manager at the Hergest Unit, Jeff Crowther, who sat in the office with us as we talked to the Commissioners, that she head first heard these complaints about Dafydd in the 1960s. Joyce Kaye of the Mental Health Act Commission subsequently wrote to the Gwynedd Community Health Trust on a number of occasions asking for a response to our allegations, but they did not receive one. Instead, letters between Dafydd, Tony Francis et al and the senior managers of the Trust began circulating, stating that I was extremely dangerous and steps had to be taken to Protect Dafydd because everyone knew that I would soon carry out a murderous attack on him… See post ‘The Banality Of Evil’.

There is another person in north Wales who was hated as much as I was by the Top Docs and like me, was arrested repeatedly and unlawfully refused all NHS care. He arrived in Snowdonia in the late 1970s and before that had begun training as a social worker at the North London Poly but withdrew after he raised concerns about the abuse and neglect of clients by Haringey and Islington Councils which he witnessed on placement. His tutors told him that students were not allowed to criticise the Councils. He made the mistake of telling people in north Wales about this, not realising that Dafydd’s gang was linked to the gangs in other regions of the UK, including Haringey and Islington. He also knew Little Nell in London because he was a Labour Party activist, although he gave up with that after he moved to north Wales because he couldn’t bear the corruption any longer. Particularly that of Betty Williams, who was welcomed into the Commons in 1997 as a rather elderly Blair’s babe. See previous posts.

Er -I wonder… I always presumed that in being selected to fight the Conwy seat, the hopeless Betty was rewarded at last for her valiant colluding with the people traffickers of Gwynedd, after all she was a Gwynedd County Councillor while the gang enjoyed themselves in Gwynedd County Council’s children’s homes. She was hardly what Miranda/Millbank/Mandy wanted though, Betty was sad and a figure of fun. One couldn’t Follettise Betty, the nylon slacks would get in the way. Don’t tell me – Betty capitalised on what she knew had happened to this man in Islington and Haringey and his friend (me) in north Wales and London… Come on Betty, fess up, did you bag your seat on the back of the attacks on us by Dafydd and the gang???

 

In 1992, the ‘Evening Standard’ reported yet more allegations of abuse in the Islington children’s homes, having previously reported on this matter. Its initial report was slated by Little Nell as a “sensationalist piece of gutter journalism”, although she subsequently apologised, claiming that her officials had given her false information. In 1995, the White Report into sexual abuse in Islington children’s homes confirmed that the Council had failed to adequately investigate the allegations, claiming that its doctrinaire interpretation of equal opportunities created a climate of fear of being branded homophobic. The White Report was damning, but like Waterhouse and all the other Reports into the abuse of kids in care, it still played down just how bad things were. Ian White was one of the Directors of Social Services at the time who played musical chairs, moving from troubled authority to troubled authority, colluding with the worst abuses, yet capitalising on his reputation as the Man Who Exposed Islington. A genuinely critical social worker was removed from White’s Inquiry team because she really was confronting the worst of the criminality. See previous posts.

I note that White reported in 1995. So Little Nell was selected for a safe Labour seat and bagged her place in the Commons well before before the contents of the White Report confirmed at least some of what had happened in Islington children’s homes when Little Nell was captain of the ship then. Nice timing Millbank.

In 2003, following Little Nell’s appointment as Minister for Children, Demetrios Panton went public with his allegations that he had been the subject of abuse in Islington Council care and that although he had repeatedly raised the matter, he had got nowhere. Demetrios had first complained about what had happened to him as a kid in the care of Islington Council in 1985 but he was ignored. Panton identified Little Nell’s complacency as being ultimately responsible for the abuse that he alleged that he had suffered. Liz Davies, the Islington whistleblowing social worker, simultaneously went public regarding the concerns that she had previously raised while working for the Council. Following a media campaign by several national newspapers calling for Little Nell to resign from her new post, Little Nell wrote to Panton, apologising for referring to him as “an extremely disturbed person” in an earlier letter to the BBC Chairman Gavyn Davies, which had been broadcast on Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme. A formal apology to Panton was made in the High Court on 19 November 2003 by Little Nell’s barrister, together with a financial settlement of £30,000.

Gavyn Davies was one of the casualties of the Hutton Report when he resigned as BBC Chairman in Jan 2004. Readers will remember that Hutton was widely perceived to be an all-out attack on the BBC Governors by Miranda and Alastair Campbell. There was one Guvnor who refused to resign and a lot of people frothed at the mouth over his refusal to jump; it was Merfyn Jones, the VC of Bangor University who was at the time under attack from the combined forces of the gwerin and the paedophiles’ friends, assisted by Miranda and Gordon. See previous posts eg. ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘The Point Is To Change It’. Gavyn is a very rich banker who’s wife is a pal of Gordon’s and she worked as Gordon’s Private Secretary. Gavyn previously worked in Harold Wilson’s Policy Unit, 1974-76 and was an economic adviser to James Callaghan, 1976–1979. Callaghan’s daughter Baroness Margaret Jay was appointed a Health Minister by Miranda, in which role she concealed all the crap in north Wales. See previous posts. When Gavyn was appointed to the BBC, by Miranda, there were accusations of cronyism…

Gavyn went to St John’s College, Cambridge, which is where Sir Ronnie Waterhouse studied, as did a number of Ronnie’s mates and one of Ronnie’s children, Ronnie being an enthusiastic member of the alumni…

Gavyn could resign from the BBC and it wouldn’t make a jot of difference to him. He is filthy rich and a mate of the Gov’t which pretended to sacrifice him. But Merfyn – er, if Merfyn had lost his public positions in 2004, he wouldn’t have been on the streets, but he wouldn’t have carried on living it up a la Gavyn…

Merfyn grew up in Llanfrothen, where Eric Hobsbawm et al had their second homes. Merfyn knew about the gang and he knew about the homicidal regional NHS and he suffered personally in 2008 when his wife died in the care of Dafydd’s colleagues at the Walton Centre. Merfyn’s late wife had previously spilt the paedophiles’ pints herself and she was never forgiven (see previous posts, eg. ‘Badlands’). Furthermore, Merfyn’s late wife’s first husband was the US sociologist Orlando Patterson, who publishes right-on things much admired by the US elite who have links to Miranda and Cherie (see previous posts eg. ‘Right To Reply’ and ‘The Bay Of Pigs Invasion’).

Merfyn’s late wife did her first degree at the LSE. I’ve never seen a copy of Nerys’s CV but from what I can work out, Nerys will have been at the LSE at about the same time as Little Nell and a few other hypocrites who later occupied roles where they were able to conceal the fact that disadvantaged people were being trafficked by the social services or exterminated by the NHS.

So Miranda and Alastair, I’ll be doing a bit more digging with regard to that BBC scrap. I do hope that it wasn’t the first onslaught against Merfyn, before the final one in which Top Docs and others conspired to allow patients to die while he was Chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in order to force his resignation and retreat from public life… See post ‘The Point Is To Change It’.

 

I have in my possession a copy of a letter written by Dr Tony Francis in the late 1980s which describes me as ‘extremely disturbed’ because of the ‘allegations’ that I was making about ‘doctors’, ‘even deceased doctors’. My allegations were that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that Gwynne the lobotomist had propositioned me. That letter was sent to numerous people including members of the BMA and I only learned of its existence a few years ago when my lawyers finally acquired copies of my files.

I am waiting for the BMA and everyone else to comment and, I presume, a settlement far bigger than £30k… Can you pass the hat around Little Nell?

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Little Nell was born in Egypt into a Jewish family who later came to Britain from central Europe. Eric Hobsbawm was born in Egypt into a Jewish family who later came to Britain from central Europe.

 

Little Nell: a fuckwitted Council Leader of very little brain who just intimidates everyone. Who concealed a paedophile ring.

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Professor Eric Hobsbawm: a Marxist historian loyal to the Communist Party who was almost certainly recruited by the British security services when he was at Cambridge. Who concealed a paedophile ring.

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I was always a little chilled by Hobsbawm’s support of murderous regimes as long as they were Revolutionary and Communist. He drew the line at Peru’s Shining Path Guerrilla Army but that’s how bad one had to be for Eric to think that you’d gone a bit far. I shouldn’t really be that surprised that he kept his mouth shut about what was happening to us at the hands of Dafydd’s gang because our sacrifice was Worth It for the Bigger Quest. That’s the Eric who lived in Hampstead – people in Gwynedd kept telling me that Eric’s second home in Croesor was better than the only homes that most locals in Llanfrothen/Croesr had – and always enjoyed an acceptable level of treatment from the Top Docs, who died in the Royal Free hospital at a grand old age, in the care of the dear old NHS, as all the boats were pushed out for him…

Meanwhile in north Wales:

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‘I’ll tell you what the kids were… They were criminals, that’s what they were. Ooh on drugs as well.. Dr DA really tried with them… No-one else would have bothered…By the way Doctor, I’ve just popped in for my prescription of gluten free Bara Brith… you know that my tummy is sensitive to so many things…’
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Oh well, Eric Hobsbawm’s daughter is a friend of Uncle Harry’s nephew isn’t she, of course her dad wasn’t going to be dumped naked on a bed and left to die in his own turds and urine a la Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. Uncle Harry’s nephew dispensed words of kindness and admiration when Eric died, stating that Eric was “an extraordinary historian, a man passionate about his politics … He brought history out of the ivory tower and into people’s lives”. Which suggests that Uncle Harry’s nephew has never read one of Hobsbawm’s books; they are by any standards very ivory tower. Although ‘The New Century: In Conversation with Antonio Polito’ was of course serialised in ‘Take A Break’ magazine.
Hobsbawm was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium and his ashes were interred in Highgate Cemetary. In turd might have been a more symbolically appropriate place to have put those ashes.
On With The Revolution!
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Little Nell’s second husband was Sir Henry Hodge, the solicitor who was one of the first solicitors to be appointed a High Court judge, in 2004. Little Nell married Sir Henry in 1978, which was the same year that she divorced her first husband, Andrew Watson, whom Little Nell married in 1968. Little Nell’s and Andrew’s daughter, Lizzie Watson, is a BBC journalist who was appointed Deputy Editor of BBC News at 6 pm and 10 pm in February 2018. By Feb 2018 this blog was gathering quite a readership. One of the many things that I have blogged about was my linking up with two social work lecturers at the Royal Holloway College in London when I worked at Bangor, who, like Brown and I, had found that Service User Involvement was being used to hide serious abuse of patients. My friends at Royal Holloway told me that in London, as in north Wales, there was a huge conspiracy of silence and a massive bullying problem if anyone dared speak out. Both of them have since left the Royal Holloway. 

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It’s OK! A solution has been found! In Nov 2018, Little Nell was appointed Chair of Council at Royal Holloway College.

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The ‘Kilroy’ programme was screened in Jan 1997, just as the Waterhouse Inquiry opened. The Waterhouse Inquiry had been announced by William Hague in 1996, the same year in which the Jillings Report into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974 was submitted. No-one but the Council’s insurers and their lawyers ever got to read the Jillings Report at the time, not even the Councillors, because the legal adviser for Municipal Mutual, the Council’s insurers – Municipal Mutual were also the insurers of the North Wales Police – instructed that the Report should be made available to no-one at all and if the contents were leaked, Municipal Mutual should withdraw the Council’s insurance cover, leaving the Councillors themselves to personally foot the bill for compensation if any of the former kids in care sued. The Council was also told that if Malcolm King, the Chair of the Social Services Committee who had asked a few too many questions about kids being abused, did get hold of any part of the Jillings Report and divulge the contents, he should be sacked. All known copies of the Report were later pulped. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’

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Municipal Mutual’s legal adviser who ensured the total suppression of the Jillings Report was Michael Beloff QC, a colleague of Cherie’s and a friend of both Cherie and Miranda. Beloff was a visitor to Chequers when Miranda was President of the World. Except for America of course. Michael Beloff’s dad Lord Max Beloff was a friend of Ioan Bowen Rees, who was Chief Executive of Gwynedd County Council throughout the years when the gang enjoyed themselves in the Council’s children’s homes unhindered. See post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’ A number of people directly involved with the north Wales child abuse scandal were LSE graduates. Before Ioan was Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council, he was County Secretary for Dyfed County Council. Where a paedophile ring operated with the collusion of the welfare services and NHS which had links to the gang in north Wales.

Lord Max was a mate of Thatch’s associates in the Institute for Economic Affairs and was one of the movers and shakers behind the creation of the University of Buckingham, of which Thatch subsequently became Chancellor. See previous posts.

 

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Shortly after the Jillings Report was completed in 1996, Clwyd County Council disappeared after a shake-up recommended by the Local Gov’t Boundary Commission, the Chairman of which was Professor Eric Sunderland, who in 1995 had retired as Principal of Bangor University, although he was fit, healthy, lived another 20 years and continued to hold a number of roles in public life and was deeply involved with Bangor University until shortly before he died.

 

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John Jillings and his team admitted that what they had uncovered in north Wales was horrific, that kids had been terribly abused since Clwyd County Council was created in 1974, that the abuse was widespread and known about by all agencies at all levels but no-one had made any effort at all to protect the kids. Jillings speculated that there had been organised abuse in north Wales as far back as the 1940s at least. Jillings flatly refused to comment on whether the panel thought that a paedophile ring was at work in north Wales.

In 2013, someone found a copy of the Jillings Report and after all those years it was made available. It was so heavily redacted that it was virtually meaningless, even to people who knew the region and the people who had been involved in the paedophile ring which of course had never existed.

 

Cherie and Michael Beloff QC are well-networked into the circle of London-based Radical Barristers who knew about Dafydd’s gang but kept schtum, one of which is Michael Mansfield. Michael Mansfield remained schtum even after I wrote to him about the abuses of Gwynedd Social Services in 1993. Another member of the Mansfield Community is St Helena of the Kennedys, who worked extensively with Professor Nigel Eastman of St George’s Hospital Medical School. St Helena acknowledged Nigel in her book about the injustice suffered by Wimmin at the hands of the British Criminal Justice System, ‘Eve Was Framed’ (see post ‘Eve Was Framed – As Were A Lot Of Other People’). Nigel Eastman was one of the Top Docs who ‘assessed’ me at St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1991, was told by his own colleagues in writing that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that they thought that Tony Francis was as well, that I wasn’t psychotic but that I had been suicidal entirely as a result of what had been happening to me at the hands of Dafydd and the gang. Eastman told me to go back to north Wales because ‘they know you there’. I was not offered any sort of follow up care or any further appointments. See previous posts.

Some years ago Julia Hobsbawm held a do at the Portmeirion Hotel in Gwynedd, at which St Helena was one of the guests of honour.

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‘Do you know, I think that Stalin probably got it basically correct, but ooh the Shining Path, well, no they wouldn’t get my vote. Now tell me Helena, what case are you working on at the moment? I am so glad that the Poor have someone to champion their cause. Have you met Sarah’s Teddy Bear? Oh of course you have, he and his mate Lord Jack been shafting Sally and Brown’s closest friends since 1986…’

 

The Portmeirion Hotel is lovely and it has the poshest bogs in the whole of Gwynedd and when I went there, a harpist was strumming away as well. Unfortunately though, it really was a case of me not being able to understand anything on the menu; not because it was French, I can do a bit of schoolgirl French, it was the nature of the food, I had never encountered such matter before, so I just randomly selected a few things. I’m sure that Julia and St Helena will not have found themselves faced with the same difficulty at the Portmeirion Hotel, they’ll probably have had more trouble deciphering the menu at the Penguin Cafe in Bangor, not being used to such places.

 

Max Clifford of course is dead now, having died while serving a prison sentence for sexual assaults on young women. I’m sure that Max was an awful man, but Julia and Annabel concealed things just as bad as Max’s crimes.

When the ‘Kilroy’ programme in question was screened, John Birt was DG of the BBC. The John Birt who was very good mates with Mandelson. Birt and Mandy had both worked at LWT together. In the early 1990s, Cilla was the biggest light entertainment star on LWT and Cilla’s ‘Blind Date’ alone was so successful that it reversed the fortunes of LWT after a difficult time. Cilla was a close friend of Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain of St George’s Hospital Medical School who was colluding with Dafydd’s gang as well as others. Chamberlain grew up in south Wales, where his dad was Secretary to the Lord Mayor of Cardiff. Chamberlain went to Llandaff Cathedral School and returned to Wales after he retired from the NHS in 2000, when he bagged a job lecturing in the history of medicine at Swansea University, despite having been involved in a major research fraud scandal at St George’s and his Academic Unit being closed after another scandal erupted shortly after the research fraud. Following that, dear old Chamberlain’s colleagues were in the news once more after one of them, Rashmi Varma, was caught coercing NHS fertility patients to donate eggs to private patients… See previous posts eg. ‘Now Then…’

In Jan 1997, William Hague was still Secretary of State for Wales; Hague had orchestrated the cover up which was the Waterhouse Inquiry.

 

As for Kilroy-Silk, the host of the Jan 1997 show, well Kilroy-Silk invited Dafydd onto one of his shows as the star guest in the mid-1990s. Dafydd was wheeled out as an expert on PTSD. Michael Mansfield appeared on ‘Kilroy’ as well, but not in the same programme as Dafydd. The real laugh though is that before Dafydd decided that he needed a slot on ‘Kilroy’ was that Brown appeared on ‘Kilroy’ and a lot of people in north Wales saw him on there…

Kilroy-Silk and Dafydd’s gang go back a lot further than the mid-1990s. Before Kilroy-Silk became a TV star, Robert Kilroy-Silk was the Labour MP for Ormskirk, 1974-83 and then Knowsley North, 1983-86. Both constituencies were strongholds of Dafydd’s gang’s Merseyside branch. Kilroy-Silk left the Commons to present ‘Kilroy’, 1986-2004, then returned to politics. He then served as the MEP for the East Midlands, 2004-09. Having been elected as a UKIP candidate, Kilroy-Silk left in 2005 to found a new party which he called Veritas. He resigned as its leader later the same year and sat as an independent MEP for the rest of his term. Kilroy-Silk’s adventures with UKIP and Veritas were entertaining, but being in UKIP, Kilroy-Silk will have known Beata Brookes, a former Denbighshire County Council social worker who for years was a high profile Tory politician in Wales. Beata Brookes was a fully paid up member of Dafydd’s gang and for decades ruled supreme over the NHS and Social Services in north east Wales, as well as all the charidees for disabled people in the region. Beata was of a similar vintage to Dafydd and Lucille, she had been involved with the procuring of young people from Wales to provide sexual services in people England, including in Liverpool and London, since Macmillan’s era. See previous posts.

When Kilroy-Silk was in the Commons, he was known as someone who was constantly ingratiating himself to Sir Ray Powell, the Labour MP for Ogmore, 1979-2001, who served as an Opposition Whip. Kilroy-Silk was widely believed to be picking up tips and advice from Powell. Ray Powell was someone who built his power base on his knowledge of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the trafficking gang which supplied it, including those in Wales. See previous posts for more information about Ray Powell and Kilroy-Silk’s toadying to him.

Kilroy-Silk grew up in Birmingham and attended the LSE at about the same time as Little Nell et al… After graduating, Kilroy-Silk worked as a lecturer in politics at the University of Liverpool, 1966-74. Dafydd’s mates ran Liverpool University during those and the succeeding years and not just the Medical School either. See previous posts.

 

 

My post ‘There’s Methodism In This Madness’ explained that after Miranda had been elected, between Nov 1997-Jane 1998, the Select Committee on Health, with regard to children being looked after by local authorities, took evidence from a substantial list of people working in the social care system and representatives of local authorities who had already been involved with the system which had long been riddled with serious abuse and neglect. I haven’t got time to review all the people and Boroughs which were listed, although I might return to them in a future post.

The Select Committee also took evidence from the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the DoH, Paul Boateng MP and DoH officials. Boateng has featured many times previously on this blog, as has his wife Janet. Boateng knew about the gang in north Wales; he was a solicitor working for Birnberg & Co when Birnberg & Co acted for Mary Wynch when she took legal action against Dafydd and the gang in the 1980s. Boateng became the Labour MP for Brent South in 1987, where children were neglected and abused in care. His wife Janet worked as a social worker for Lambeth while that Borough was sending kids to children’s homes in north Wales and while they were being abused in Lambeth homes as well. Janet Boateng doubled up as the Chair of the Social Services Committee, which left her deeply compromised when Tyra Henry was murdered while in the care of Lambeth. See previous posts. Esther Rantzen’s sister was a social worker in Lambeth and Esther’s sister’s boss Valerie Howarth was later appointed Chief Executive of Childline. Valerie is now Baroness Valerie. One of the Boatengs’ sons was convicted of rape a few years ago. Allegations have been made that Paul Boateng was very closely involved with child abusers in Lambeth. See previous posts.

 

Hansard states that in February 1998 – by which time Waterhouse had finished hearing evidence in public from former kids in care in north Wales, some of whom collapsed when they recounted the beatings and gang rapes, while they were denounced as liars only after compensation – the Select Committee on Health held a joint evidence session with the Education Sub-Committee of the Education and Employment Committee, at which evidence was taken from David Blunkett MP, Secretary of State for Education and Employment. Blunkett, memorably the father of the Little Lad which led to a great deal of trouble and Blunkett’s eventual resignation, disgraced himself in many ways when he was in Gov’t. Blunkett for years led Sheffield City Council and he knew about the organised abuse and police corruption in Yorkshire. He also knew about the gang in north Wales and presumably the gangs elsewhere and as Home Secretary oversaw the continued criminality in north Wales on the part of the gang.

Hansard informed us that in 1997-98, the Select Committee on Health utilised a number of Specialist Advisers, who were: Professor Jane Aldgate, Chair of Social Work and Director of the School of Social Work, University of Leicester; Mrs Rosemary Arkley, formerly Inspector in the Social Services Inspectorate, Department of Health; and Mr Chris Davies, Director of Social Services at Somerset County Council.

 

Professor Jane Aldgate obviously just had to be a Specialist Adviser on ‘Looked After Children’, holding the Chair of Social Work at the University of Leicester, being an institution which in 1998 was colluding with the trafficking gang in Leicestershire which had links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. The gang in Leicester was facilitated principally by the Social Services and the NHS, but the City Council, the police and the legal/criminal justice system were fully on board with it as well. See previous posts. In 1987-88, Dr James Earp, a Top Doctor in Leicester, concealed the criminality of Dafydd’s gang. See post ‘An Expert From England’.

Jane Aldgate features on the website of the ‘Centre for Confidence and Well-Being’, which is ‘working for cultural and social change’:

The Scottish social work services contribution to the event was led by Professor Jane Aldgate who set out the ‘Getting It Right for Every Child’  aims and programme with updates from the Highland Pathfinder Project. Jane argued that effecting the changes was still a long road ahead for all professionals involved but already clear results from innovative practices could be seen; such as 75 per cent drop in referrals from Police to the Reporter in one pilot area. Jane spent some time outlining a useful way to think about resilience. She also argued for the importance of providing special protection for vulnerable children.

One can download Professor Aldgate’s Powerpoint presentation ‘Better Support for Vulnerable Children’ from the website but it is so banal that I wouldn’t advise anyone to bother.

I’m not sure when this event starring Jane Aldgate actually was, but Aldgate had served as an adviser to the Scottish Gov’t. Lord Jack McConnell is not the only link between Dafydd’s gang in north Wales and Scotland. Ioan Bowen Rees, the former Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council was an expert on local democracy no less – that’s how he got to know Lord Max Beloff – and had many links with scholars in Europe theorising on local government, democracy and politics. Some of these were Scottish and Ioan had links with Scottish Nationalists being a Plaid activist. See post ‘Events, Dear Boy, Events’.

An online announcement by the Open University boasting of their staff who have picked up gongs, informed us that in 2007, the OU’s Professor of Social Care Jane Aldgate, ‘who is also a Gov’t adviser on Child Welfare’ was awarded an OBE for services to Children and Families. Upon receipt of her gong, Aldgate said: ‘It is very exciting news. It feels like recognition of 30 years of work. The research I do contributes to developments in policy and improving practice for children in need and in care and their families. It is an area where there is still a great deal to do. I hope this honour will help me to continue to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. The OU’s Faculty of Health and Social Care specialises in research about users of health and social care services so in a way, this honour reflects the work of the whole faculty.’

By 2007, Brown and I had begun publishing about the mental health services in north Wales.

I haven’t heard any comments from Jane with regard to the historical investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal or the Westminster Paedophile Ring or the IICSA or indeed the trafficking gangs which are now operating across the UK, targeting kids in care; most UK Social Services Depts are now being investigated by police as a result. 30 years of Jane’s contribution!

The OU website also states that: Jane has been with the OU since 1999 when she joined from Leicester University. Her main area of research is Children in the Care System and in Foster and Kinship care. Since 2004, she has acted as an adviser to the Department of Health and the Scottish Executive on policy in these areas. Jane has also designed the conceptual framework for the post-qualifying Award in Child Care for social workers in England.

It has recently been admitted by the Westminster Gov’t that the training for social workers in England, particularly re child protection, is woefully inadequate and it is currently being overhauled.

 

Jane’s brief biography which accompanies an online advert for a speaking engagement explains that Jane works at: The Open University and holds honorary posts at the University of Edinburgh and Queens University, Belfast. She has researched and written about a wide range of child welfare and social work issues including children’s development, family support, and services for kinship care and looked after children. Jane is currently a Professional Adviser to the Scottish Government. She is Patron of the charity, Kinsfolk Carers Edinburgh. Jane was awarded an OBE in 2007 for services to children and families.

In Nov 2007 Aldgate gave a seminar in the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar Series; a recording of the seminar is available online and on the webpage there is text telling us that: ‘Professor Jane Aldgate OBE (The Open University). ‘Getting It Right For Every Child’ is an integrated system of getting the right help to children at the right time in their lives through agencies working together to provide a coherent, evidence based system of assessment, planning and recording. It aims to cut down bureaucracy and help children get the service they need when they need it. It is founded on understanding how children develop to reach their full potential and the fundamental value of children’s and families’ participation in assessment and planning’.

The year previously, 2006, Jane’s reputation as an Expert became yet greater after the publication of her volume which was co-authored with Jane Tunstill and Marilyn Hughes:

Improving Children's Services Networks: Lessons from Family Centres PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Jane Aldgate

The blurb which accompanied the book told us that ‘Professor Jane Tunstill is Visiting Professor of Social Work at the Social Care Workforce Research Unit of Kings College, London and Director of the Implementation Module of the DfES commissioned National Evaluation of Sure Start. Jane Aldgate OBE is Professor Emerita at the Open University and Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.’

Jane Tunstill was a member of the Jillings Inquiry panel in north Wales and is Emeritus Professor at the Royal Holloway College, London…

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Note the title of the book co-authored by Aldgate and Tunstill – ‘Improving Children’s Services Networks’; Networks are indeed the issue. The networks are not being used to provide services or to ‘share best practice’; the networks are being used at worst to facilitate abuse and at best to protect professionals who are culpable. Furthermore Little Nell seems to be a presence in most of the networks.

Jane Aldgate has also co-authored many journal articles with Wendy Rose, an OU academic who was previously a senior civil servant advising Gov’t  on children’s policy. Aldgate and Rose co-authored the 2010 volume ‘Improving Outcomes for Children and Families’.

Er, Rotherham? Rochdale? Telford? Oxford?

When I first discovered the joys of Prof Jane Aldgate, there was a very useful profile of Jane online which outlined her whole career and named some particularly mad Top Doctors in Scotland with whom she trained and worked when she was young; however that profile has disappeared from the internet since I mentioned in my post ‘There’s Methodism In This Madness’ that I would be blogging about Jane. I am really going to have to stop giving any clues as to whom I am investigating… Unfortunately for Jane and whoever is trying to photo shop her career history, I can remember the names of some of the mad old Top Doctors with whom Jane worked.

At the start of her career, Jane Aldgate was based in Glasgow. Dr Sam Galbraith, the neurosurgeon whom the Windbag lovingly embraced as a member of the Labour Party and was then fast-tracked into a safe Labour seat and Ministerial posts but who sadly was a complete shitbag and not the saviour that the Labour Party had hoped that he would be, was a Top Doctor in Glasgow and had spent his whole career there. Dr Sam arrived in the Labour Party when Mary Wynch, Alison Taylor and I just would not shut up about Dafydd and the gang. See previous posts for further information on the catastrophe that was Dr Sam and his misuse of Ministerial perks.

 

Jane Aldgate was one of the people who learned at the knees of John Derg ‘Jock’ Sutherland and his pals. John Derg Sutherland (23 April 1905 – 14 June 1991) was a Scottish Top Doctor, psychoanalyst and theorist, notable for his role as Medical Director of the Tavistock Clinic, 1947-68, while the Tavi was concealing organised abuse. Jock was born in Edinburgh and studied Medicine at both Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities. As a psychiatrist in Edinburgh, Sutherland undertook a training analysis with W.R.D. Fairbairn.

William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn (11 August 1889 – 31 December 1964) was a central figure in the development of the object relations theory of psychoanalysis. Ronald Fairbairn was born at the Red House, Cluny Gardens, Edinburgh, the only child of Cecilia and Thomas Fairbairn. Thomas Fairbairn was President of the Edinburgh Architectural Association. Ronald was educated at Merchiston Castle School and Edinburgh University, where he studied divinity and Hellenic Greek. In WW I Fairbairn served under General Allenby in the Palestine campaign. On his return home Fairbairn began medical training at Edinburgh. After qualifying, Fairbairn lectured in psychology at Edinburgh University and also independently practised analysis. In 1931 Fairbairn was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Fairbairn was Consultant Psychiatrist to the Ministry of Pensions, 1941-54. Fairbairn was an associate member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. He died in Edinburgh at the age of 75.

One of Ronald Fairbairn’s best known works was ‘Psychoanalytical Studies of Personality’ (1952), a collection of previously published papers. The table of contents includes:

Part Two: Clinical Papers: Chapter I: Notes on the Religious Phantasies of a Female Patient (1927); Chapter II: Features in the Analysis of a Patient with a Physical Genital Abnormality (1931); Chapter III: The Effect of a King’s Death Upon Patients Undergoing Analysis (1936).

Part Three: Miscellaneous Papers: Chapter IV: The Treatment and Rehabilitation of Sexual Offenders (1946).

The son of this giant of analysis who pronounced on religious phantasies of female patients, on patients with genital abnormalities, on patients affected by a King’s death and on the rehabilitation of sex offenders, was the father of one of the most notorious MPs who’s presence has ever graced the House, Nicholas Fairbairn. Readers may remember my previous posts which featured Fairbairn and even if they don’t, older readers with an interest in politics will never have forgotten Nicky Fairbairn.

Fairbairn was a barrister and the Tory MP for Kinross and Western Perthshire, October 1974-83, then for Perth and Kinross until his death in 1995. Fairbairn succeeded Sir Alec Douglas Home in the seat.

.As a student at Edinburgh University and during much of the rest of his younger life, Fairbairn was a promiscuous bisexual and a very heavy drinker, but was described flatteringly as flamboyant and charismatic. As he aged it became obvious that Fairbairn was an aggressive drunk and there were instances of him being violent towards women. He lived in a castle, turned up to the Commons dressed head to toe in tartan and completely pissed to boot and was renowned for his extra-marital mistresses, one of whom tried to commit suicide by hanging herself in a public place in central London in 1981. No-one asked why this lady had resorted to such drastic measures and there was much sympathy for ‘poor Nicky’ who had been embarrassed by this madwoman.

Poor Nicky also reached his career zenith in 1981, when Krakatoa erupted after Thatch had been stupid enough to appoint him Solicitor General for Scotland in 1979. Thatch had wanted to make Fairbairn Lord Advocate, but she was told by people who knew Poor Nicky in no uncertain terms that he was completely unsuitable for high office, so Thatch gave Fairbairn the next best job and appointed Lord James Mackay of Clashfern as Lord Advocate, who wasn’t even a member of the Tory Party but Scottish Tories were a rare species at the time. Nicky found himself the centre of one hell of a row as a result of the Glasgow Rape Case, in which three young men grabbed a woman unknown to them who was minding her own business walking home through the east end of Glasgow, raped her, slashed her to bits with a razor and nearly murdered her in the process. She only survived because she was discovered and helped. The men made a full confession to the police. Fairbairn dropped the prosecution because the victim of the rape had ‘received psychiatric treatment’. She had in fact received counselling only because of the attack on her and Top Doctors then declared that she would not make a credible witness. It is standard practice to refer victims of sexual assault for counselling or psychiatric treatment and this is always used to discredit them should they make a formal complaint. The wider public were not aware of this until the Glasgow Rape Case and there was one hell of a row. For years when I was younger, like many other people at the time, I found it very upsetting that Top Doctors who had treated the victims of sex crime were always used to discredit them; there was clearly a major problem that was presented as being just an aspect of the cold heartless legal process. The legal process has to be cold, it’s a legal process not a pink pussy cat and furthermore the introduction of heart-warming victim impact statements has not proved to be a good idea. However, I continued to wonder why no Top Docs ever spoke out about the way in which their evidence was ALWAYS used. I now know that their evidence was and is designed to be used to conceal sexual abuse, it is what the psychiatric establishment has been doing from its earliest days and that is why Top Docs are inevitably involved with witnesses. It is the ultimate fix.

 

Nicholas Fairbairn ended up resigning but only because he breached protocol by discussing the Glasgow Rape Case with a journalist. After a media campaign, a private prosecution was brought by the victim in 1982 under ancient Scottish law. It was known as the Carol X case. All three of the perpetrators were convicted, with one sentenced to 12 years in prison. Although the Glasgow Rape Case brought public attention to the blatant and deliberate abuse of psychiatry in cases of sexual assault, sadly Carol X fared very badly. She became an alcoholic and ended up destitute and died a few years later.

Nevertheless, Fairbairn was knighted in 1988. Which was the year that Dafydd and the gang got even busier behind the scenes as I refused to withdraw my complaint. In 1988 the gang planted one of Tony Francis’s psychiatrist mates, Peter Macguire, in a Royal Marsden Hospital cancer research team funded by Cancer Research Campaign, just after I embarked upon a career in cancer research, funded by the CRC. Max Clifford raised a great deal of money for the Royal Marsden. Sadly for Macguire, it all backfired rather badly because Macguire and chums were perpetrating a research fraud which was exposed in 1991. It resulted in the suicide of their colleague Prof Tim McElwain, but Macguire et al didn’t give a stuff and other members of the team went on to become big names in cancer research and one of them in mental health research. See posts ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’.

I have recently been told that Dr Adrian Bell and Professor Fergus Lowe from Bangor University had a hand in formulating that particular plan to stymy my career.

 

Fairbairn’s immediate boss, Lord Mackay of Clashfern, was a strict Scottish Presbytarian, who consistently appointed people who had concealed organised abuse, including by Dafydd’s gang, to senior legal positions. See previous posts. Baroness Patricia Scotland, who was one of the lawyers employed at the Waterhouse Inquiry to insult the former kids in care who gave evidence and also accuse them of lying, was appointed a QC by James MacKay, he was a big fan of hers. See previous posts for details of Patsy Scotland’s career of shame and the careers of shame of many of her mates.

During a Commons debate in 1994 regarding equality of age of consent for same and mixed-gender couples, Fairbairn was called to order by the Speaker Betty Boothroyd after starting a description of the “perverse mechanics” of sodomy. Fairbairn should have asked Sir Peter Morrison, Greville Janner, Cyril Smith, Norman St John Stevas and George Thomas to have assisted him, they all had plenty of experience, including with non-consenting minors. Betty probably knew rather more about the perverse mechanics of sodomy than she let on as well, Betty having concealed the child molesting of all of the previously named politicians and who at that very time was, along with the rest of Parliament, ignoring the havoc which the criminality of Dafydd et al was causing in north Wales. See previous posts for info on Boothroyd. Fairbairn voted against equality between the genders re the age of consent in 1994, although earlier in his career Fairbairn had been a supporter of the Scottish Minorities Group. It was three members of the Scottish Minorities Group who formed PIE (Paedophile Information Exchange) in Oct 1974.

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PIE became affiliated to the NCCL, with which many people who later became New Labour big wigs were involved eg. Paul Boateng, Harriet Harman, Patricia Hewitt, Little Nell’s husband Sir Henry Hodge etc. See previous posts. Keith Hose, a leading light in PIE, subsequently held an NCCL session at a MIND conference on paedophiles’ rights, while Tessa Jowell was Deputy Director of MIND.

One of the ways in which one Hergest patient entertained himself in the 1990s was by ringing up Dafydd pretending to be a gay Scotsman, Donald MacDuff, who was in love with Dafydd. The gay Scotsman claimed to have been at Liverpool Medical School with Dafydd and before Dafydd finally realised that this was a patient having a laugh at his expense, Dafydd told MacDuff that he remembered him from Liverpool. MacDuff’s creator invented a whole fantasy world for the benefit of Dafydd, including a doctor’s surgery in Edinburgh where he worked – in Queen’s Street of course – and all the jolly japes that he and Dafydd had got up to in the dorms at Liverpool. I’ve just had a look at archive material from the Scottish Minorities Group and I note that it references remarkably similar things to MacDuff’s world; a gay centre in Queen’s Crescent (but in Glasgow rather than Edinburgh) and all sorts of people and places in Edinburgh.

There was of course a paedophile/trafficking ring in Scotland in the 1970s and 80s; Tam Paton, the manager of the Bay City Rollers and an Edinburgh-based gangster, was part of it and it stretched over into Glasgow as well. The ring involved Top Doctors and lawyers and the members were so well-protected that when complaints were made – including by a member of the Rollers – they went nowhere. In 2000, Derek Longmuir, the former drummer of the Rollers who was now in middle age, was charged with offences relating to child porn; he was working as an Angel at the time at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he had worked since 1993, having volunteered at the Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh before he began training as an Angel in 1990. Longmuir was found guilty but got off remarkably lightly and was allowed to continue nursing. See previous posts ‘eg. ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger!’.

I had no idea about all this when MacDuff was ringing up Dafydd, but it might explain why Dafydd thought that he might have known MacDuff from the past or at least thought that it was worth pretending that he knew MacDuff… When Dafydd was giving evidence to Parliamentary committees with regard to his ‘expertise’ (see post ‘Feet In Chains’), I note that Dafydd listed all the ‘clinics’ which he held across the UK, including some in Scotland.

 

Towards the end of his life, Fairbairn came to be seen as totally obnoxious, particularly with regard to his comments about victims of sexual assault, whom he denounced at one point as ‘tauntresses’, receiving the backing of his wife. However, after the old bastard died of drink (cirrhosis of the liver) at the age of 61 in 1995, his wife revealed that he had been ferociously violent, that she had lived in terror of him and one of his favourite past-times had been to stamp on her hands in an attempt to break her fingers. Some years ago a woman came forward who claimed that Fairbairn, who was a friend of her father’s, had molested her when she was a pre-pubescent. She maintained that her father and Fairbairn were part of a paedophile ring and her father had handed her over to Fairbairn. There were the usual ‘how very dare yous’ from people whom it was known had been mates with Fairbairn, including, er, Esther.

Esther had, when younger, been one of Fairbairn’s high profile bedfellows. As with all the molesters to whom Esther is close, not only was it a matter of Esther Not Knowing – just like old Savile then Esther! – but Esther only ever thought that ‘Nicky’ was ‘utterly charming’. How Esther meets so many ‘utterly charming’ men when all anybody else meets when they bump into the same people are revolting old creeps I can’t imagine. Not only that, but the revolting old creeps are Utterly Charming and Know How To Treat A Lady in that pseudo-posh voice of Esther’s and while she gives that insincere look and clutches at that bit between her cleavage and her neck.

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Here’s the violent wife-beating maniac with whom Esther had sex and found Utterly Charming:

 

Nicholas Fairbairn married twice. First in 1962 to Elizabeth Mackay, the daughter of the 13th Lord Reay. They divorced in 1979. Elizabeth’s brother was Hugh William Mackay, 14th Lord Reay, Baron Mackay (19 July 1937-10 May 2013), a Conservative member of the Lords. Hugh MacKay was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. Lord Reay succeeded to the title upon his father’s death in 1963. He sat as an appointed MEP, 1973-79. Lord Reay subsequently was appointed as a Lords whip in 1989 by Thatch. In 1991, he was moved by PM John Major to the DTI as a junior Minister, but he left the Gov’t at the 1992 General Election.

With the passage of the House of Lords Act 1999, Lord Reay lost his automatic right to sit in the Lords. It was OK though because he was one of the 92 elected hereditary peers who remained in the Lords thanks to Miranda’s fudge, most of whom played a key role in concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Lord Reay was the hereditary Clan Chief of Clan Mackay and Lord of Ophemert and Zennewijnen in the Netherlands.

Lord Reay was married twice. His first wife Tessa, (née the Honourable Annabel Terese Fraser), was a daughter of Lord Lovat; Tessa later married Henry Keswick and they feature in my post ‘Running The Country – And All That Jazz’). Lord Reay and Tessa had two sons and one daughter. With his second wife Victoria Isabella, youngest daughter of the late 1st Baron Bruntisfield, Lord Reay had two daughters.

An elderly Lord Reay with Lady Victoria Reay. Yes, she is his wife, not his daughter:

 

Here are extracts from a website which seems to have been created by an admirer of Lord Reay:

Lord Reay was a dapper man who always took pride in his appearance. Although not often in Mackay country, he cut a dashing figure in full highland dress. At official dinners, he wore the kilt with a specially made green jacket to complement the green, blue and black of the Mackay tartan. He attended the Gatherings in Edinburgh in 2000 and 2009. At the former, Lord Reay, with his wife the Lady Victoria, walked down the Royal Mile in the parade in Mackay tartan with a grand cockade in his glengarry. In 2009 he visited the Mackay tent in kilt and glengarry and spoke enthusiastically of the work being done at the Clan Mackay Room at the Strathnaver Museum in Sutherland.

Lord Reay said in a speech: “I have always had soft spot for Edinburgh, the place of my birth and still managing to hold its place as, in my opinion, the most beautiful city in the United Kingdom. I feel honoured to be amongst you. Clansmen, Clanswomen. I ask you to raise your glasses to the Clan Mackay.”

Lord Reay spent much of time between, London, the Netherlands and Lancashire. He was a keen angler and especially enjoyed fishing the Tweed. He was also an excellent shot. Lord Reay was a man of dignity and charm who combined the various disciplines of clan chief, politician and environmentalist with much grace.

 

Lord Reay was not much more Scottish than I am. He just had a really big dressing up box with a tartan theme.


A drappie o’ the real MacKay

 

Lord Hugh Reay was succeeded in the title by his elder son, Aeneas Simon Mackay, Master of Reay (born 20 March 1965), a banker, who married, on 14 January 2010 Mia Ruulio, elder daughter of Markus Ruulio of Helsinki. No doubt this Lord Reay wore tartan at the wedding between two true noble Scots. Lord Reay’s heir is his son the Honourable Alexander Shimi Markus Mackay (born 21 April 2010). Savile Row will be kept in business as a result of orders for expensive tartan suits from Highland chieftains who double up as bankers who live in London and marry women from Scandinavia for many years yet.

 

In 1983 Nicholas Fairbairn married his second wife, Suzanne Mary Wheeler aka Lady Sam Fairbairn, who was for 14 years the chatelaine of the 13th century Fordell Castle in Fife.

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Whilst still married to her first husband, Sam first encountered Fairbairn in Edinburgh. Soon after Fairbairn’s death she learned that he had an illegitimate son, conceived during the early days of their marriage. She subsequently sold Fordell Castle and burnt Fairbairn’s wardrobe of clothes-for-dressing-up-as-a-Scotsman. Later Lady Sam was in dispute with Fairbairn’s three daughters from his earlier marriage, whom, on his deathbed, he had cut out of his will. Her response was to give the children, including the “love-child”, £10,000 apiece and their pick of the castle’s contents – and then disappear into hiding. In November 2007 Fordell Castle was sold for £3,850,000.

 

To return to Nicholas Fairbairn’s eminent psychoanalyst dad’s protege. In 1935, aged only 30, Jock Sutherland was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and by this time he was networked with a whole collection of impressively mad Top Doctors and analysts. I would love to blog about them all in detail because they really are splendid, especially for those of us who encountered Dafydd. One only has to read the works of Jock and his mates in a Dafydd voice and the memories of patients screaming – often with laughter – at Dafydd’s insanities and the desperate shifting of goal posts whenever a Top Doc was caught bang to rights come flooding back. Jock’s mentors are historical figures but this lot didn’t go in for evolution. Their ideas were preserved in aspic and Dafydd et al were still regurgitating this ‘classic work’ in the 1990s, I suspect because it was so useful for discrediting witnesses to serious wrongdoing. However, I am going to have to restrict myself to blogging only about the Top Docs most closely linked to the people associated with Dafydd et al.

At the onset of WW II, Jock Sutherland moved to work in a psychiatric unit in Glasgow, expecting a wave of mentally scarred soldiers. In 1941 he briefly joined the RAMC. In 1942, Sutherland joined a team of Top Docs, predominantly from the Tavi, to develop a War Office Selection Board for Officers. Jock played a significant role in the design and methodology of material used by the Selection Board and was a major influence on the group as a whole. It is good to know that someone that mad who later protected Dafydd et al wielded made the decisions as to who became officers. It does however explain a lot in terms of nasty, not very able pieces of work like Dr Dannie Abse, whose elder brother Wilfred was a psychoanalyst who would have known Sutherland et al, becoming Army officers with huge responsibilities either during WW II or after, while they did National Service. Most of the Abse family facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring and colluded with Dafydd and the gang. See post ‘O Jones, O Jones’.

Jock’s work with the crowd from the Tavi resulted in him serving as its Director, 1947-68. By the 1940s, the Tavi had become adept at concealing organised abuse by using psychoanalytic theory to tie themselves and everyone else up in knots, the Tavi having been built on rather rotten foundations from the beginning (see post ‘Thought For The Day’). In 1948, Sutherland decided that the Tavi should play its part in Nye’s new NHS, along with Dannie Abse, Uncle Harry, Julian Tudor Spart and the rest of those who spent their careers providing an umbrella for Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring while they dedicated themselves to The Poor. See previous posts.

Bevan famously said at a Labour Party rally in 1948: “… no amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party… So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin…’

Bevan’s comment inspired the creation of the Vermin Club by angry Conservatives, who attacked Bevan for years for the metaphor. This blog demonstrates that the Vermin Club extended to rather more than those Tories whom had displeased Nye Bevan.

  • Statue of Aneurin or Nye Bevan founder of the UK National Health Service - NHS - Cardiff town centre Wales - Stock Image
  • Nye Bevan contended that his Welsh mining constituency did not send him to Parliament to “dress up” and thus declined to wear formal attire at Buckingham Palace functions. Presumably, Bevan’s Welsh mining constituency did send him to Parliament to attend Buck House functions, go shopping in Harrods and live a notoriously self-indulgent life in the most expensive part of London.
  • The English Heritage plaque on Nye’s humble cottage in Belgravia:
  •  english heritage blue plaque marking a home of politicians aneurin 'nye' bevan and jennie lee, in belgravia, - Stock Image

  • Nye didn’t die in his humble cott in Belgravia, he died in Buckinghamshire, where he owned his farm.
  • Here’s Nye speaking in Corwen in 1952, where the farmers had a rather different lifestyle to farmers in Buckinghamshire and if they pissed the wrong people off they found themselves in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh on the receiving end of Gwynne the lobotomist’s pick. Which Nye knew all about but didn’t ever mention.

 

  • June 30, 2018 - London, UK. 30th June 2018. Lewisham Hospital Unison banner with a portrait of Nye Bevan outside the BBC waiting for the march through London from the BBC to a rally near Downing St to celebrate 70 years of the NHS, and to support its dedicated workers in demanding a publicly owned NHS that is free for all with proper funding and proper staffing and providing a world class services for every community. The protest, organised by the the People's Assembly, Health Campaigns Together, Trades Union Congress, Unison, Unite, GMB, British Medical Association, Royal College of Nursing - Stock Image

In 1952 Bevan published ‘In Place of Fear’, “the most widely read socialist book” of the period, according to Anthony Crosland. Crosland, like Nye’s widow Jennie Lee, concealed paedophile gangs with links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. See previous posts.

 

From 1968 to 1974, Jock Sutherland worked at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, contributing to the training of young psychiatrists. In 1970, with Professor John Spencer, Sutherland embarked on developing advanced education and training for welfare professionals that integrated psychoanalytic theory. This led in 1972 to the formation of the Scottish Institute of Human Relations, SIHR, which became a sister ‘outpost’ of the Tavistock Clinic in Scotland and was sometimes referred to as the ‘MacTavi’. The SIHR had offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow and was finally dissolved in 2013 after over forty years of operation as a professional body.

Professor Jane Aldgate as a young welfare professional was based in Glasgow and trained/worked with the SIHR, where she learnt some dangerous nonsense.

I do not believe that absolutely everyone involved in analysis is mad and up to no good, I have been friendly with two people who were analysts. Analysis can be fascinating and insightful, but the sheer number of people involved who were/are using it as a cover for abuse is terrifying and one of my analyst friends told me that this was indeed a big problem. It is still not widely discussed in the lay press.

Sutherland published on object relations theory, group therapy and had an extensive private practice; his work in the United States played a significant part in opening up ego psychology to the object relations tradition. Sutherland will have known Wilfred Abse who knew Dafydd and Gwynne the lobotomist and who facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring (see post O Jones, O Jones), as well as Freud’s pal the Welsh psychiatrist Ernest Jones, who got into trouble when he went a bit too far with female patients and managed to kill his first wife soon after their marriage by chloroform poisoning when he and a friend carried out abdominal surgery on her themselves at her parents’ home in south Wales (see previous posts). Ernest Jones was the father of Mervyn Jones, a friend of Michael Foot and Foot’s biographer (see post ‘The Wind Of No Change’). Sutherland will also have known many of the other Top Docs named on this blog who colluded with Dafydd et al.

Jock Sutherland died in Edinburgh on 14 June 1991, so he was alive and kicking – and he will have been kicking – until after the first police investigation had begun into the possibility of a paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire. Jock was one of the many burying the evidence and witnesses.

 

Among the colleagues that Jock worked with and whose careers he fostered, were Harry Guntrip, Charles Rycroft and R.D. Laing. I have discussed Laing previously on this blog; the counter-culture guru famous for his opposition to mainstream psychiatry was responsible for a good deal of patient neglect and abuse himself.

At one point, Dafydd and his pals at the North Wales Hospital became Laingians, as did the people traffickers of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team; as with every other theory that the gang got their paws on, the Laingian phase of those we know and love was put to good use, abusing patients and concealing serious criminality. One man who was, in the words of his family, ‘left to rot’ by Dafydd in Denbigh had a wife who never stopped fighting for her husband. The Top Docs loathed her, absolutely hated her and bolstered the image of her as being nuts and an impossible woman. She was very stressed but when one knew what was happening to her husband her anxiety was understandable. Dafydd the Laingian declared that she was the cause of her husband’s problems and banned her from visiting him. So the one person looking out for this man’s interests while he was banged up in Denbigh invisible to the rest of the world and being mistreated was no longer observing and documenting what was going on… I was told by another lady who’s seriously ill adult son had been abandoned by the ‘services’ that before they finally threw her son in the dustbin, Dr Neil Davies had told this lady that she was the cause of her son’s psychosis. Neil Davies was far more credible and pleasant than Dafydd, but Neil worked with Dafydd and was fully on board with the criminality and the trafficking gang. See previous posts.

Laingian ideas of ‘let us look at who is around this patient and what they are doing to the patient’ are valuable in so far as many patients are indeed mistreated or abused by those close to them; however if the Top Doctors are running a trafficking ring and concealing abuse, Laingian notions mean that it’s party time. Genuinely caring people concerned for the patient can be named as abusers whereas those colluding with the Top Doctors are just So Concerned and Know All About the patient and are the only people who are genuinely well-motivated. Dafydd has a long and glorious history of colluding with abusive family members, I came across examples again and again.

There was a patient at the Hergest Unit who had worked with R.D. Laing and he used to tell me about his Laing-related experiences. Like all the patients at Hergest, this man was neglected and his difficulties were addressed with idiocies such as exercise classes which weren’t exercise classes or Mindfulness sessions which were making Prof Mark Williams famous, as the patients around us committed suicide at a terrifying rate. For years I thought that the negligent fuckwits at Hergest hadn’t realised who this man had been when he was younger, but I’ve recently had a rethink when, looking back, I realised that the key scoundrels eg. Dafydd, Tony Francis, Neil Davies et al ALL kept tabs on well-educated potential whistleblowers and did their best to ensure that they never recovered or returned to professional careers. Most of the Angels won’t have even known who R.D. Laing was, but Francis et al did and they knew that man had the dirt on Laing, which was probably why, when he became ill, he was abandoned and left to live in poverty and isolation in Gwynedd. See previous posts.

I have been told that some patients – including Patient F and me – were considered to be such a threat to those we know and love that everything that we were doing was being observed and noted. Previous posts have described how the senior managers of the Gwynedd Community Health Trust refused to give the Hergest Unit whistleblower a phone for his office to prevent patients contacting him, so F rang BT, told them that he was John Mullen, the CEO of the Trust and ordered a phone for the Hergest whistleblower’s office and it arrived days later. There was no discussion of invoices, or signatures, all F was asked by BT was ‘will this be on the special arrangement Mr Mullen?’ so F said ‘ooh yes please’. When we told Brown, Brown immediately said ‘you’ve uncovered a massive scam’ and pointed out that no way should BT have been distributing phones on the basis of one phone call from John Mullen, that the ‘special arrangement’ was a code for a fiddle and what was almost certainly happening was that NHS staff were charging their personal phone bills to the NHS via the ‘special arrangement’. Everyone knew that Alun Davies, the manager of the Hergest Unit, was reputed to be corrupt and Brown said ‘Alun Davies et al are probably buying cars and carpets and all sorts for themselves and charging it to the Trust’. So then F rang a Mercedes specialist, told them that he was Alun Davies and guess what?? They seemed to know who Alun Davies was… Although F didn’t actually order the Merc, he just ordered the brochures.

Because no Top Docs etc ever confronted us over any of this, I just assumed that the Trust was so chaotic that those we know and love didn’t realise what was going on, although the patients all knew what F had done. Recently I have been asked ‘why do you think that you AND F were arrested a few months after F rang BT???’ Although the serious aggro began in 1994 after we both told the Mental Health Act Commission – the CORRUPT Mental Health Act Commission who’s CEO William Bingley was mates with Dafydd – that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that serious complaints were not being investigated, my informant is correct, we were actually arrested soon after we found out about BT and the Special Arrangement. John Mullen’s name is all over my documents; as CEO he was failing to investigate complaints or even reply to correspondence, even after Brown sent him a letter testifying that Brown had heard Dafydd trying to bribe me. Then the man who had previously tried to kill Brown went looking for Brown again. See previous posts eg. ‘The Banality Of Evil’ and ‘A Solicitor’s Letter From North East Wales MIND’.

The security services had us all under surveillance at the time, so they knew about the Special Arrangement as well. I have also been told that those we know and love were accessing details of our bank accounts and much else besides. All our personal data and Brown’s as well  – because Gov’t corruption was involved – was made available to the paedophiles’ friends.

The PMs at the time were John Major and then Miranda and much of the action was happening in the run-up to the time when the Select Health Committee was preparing to take, or taking, evidence from Experts. The Experts who knew about the chaos in north Wales and in some cases were overseeing it.

 

Jock Sutherland’s mate Harry Guntrip, Henry James Samuel Guntrip (29 May 1901 – 1975) was known for his major contributions to object relations theory and school of Freudian thought. Jock described Harry as ‘one of the psychoanalytic immortals’. Harry was a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a psychotherapist and lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry, Leeds University. Not only was Leeds University part of Jimmy Savile’s HQ at the time, but William Kerr and Michael Haslam, the two psychiatrists from Yorkshire who, throughout the 1970s and 80s raped and sexually assaulted patients with the full knowledge of their Top Doc and Angel colleagues yet were never stopped (see post ‘All The Ingredients Of A Scandal’), were known to be doing this by senior staff at Leeds University. One Professor at Leeds was outraged about the situation but was told to shut up about it or he’d lose his job. A senior Angel in the region who did complain about Kerr and Haslam was demoted. People at Leeds University also knew about the wider paedophile ring in Yorkshire involving Savile, as did Uncle Harry’s nephews’ dad Ralph, who held a Chair at Leeds University, 1972-78. See previous posts.

Guntrip, being immortal, was a prolific writer and organised, critiqued and synthesised the theories of major psychoanalysts. Although he accepted many of Freud’s theories, Guntrip also advanced his own ideas and criticised Freud. He famously argued that ‘the regressed ego exerts a powerful effect on life’ and he viewed ‘the schizoid sense of emptiness as reflecting the withdrawal of energy from the real world into a world of internal object relations’. Guntrip’s personal symptoms led him to be psychoanalysed by both Ronald Fairbairn and D.W. Winnicott. Although helpful, the therapy did not cure his problem.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Guntrip worked extensively with schizoid patients who were ‘detached, withdrawn and unable to form meaningful human relations’. He delineated the following nine characteristics of the schizoid personality: introversion, withdrawnness, narcissism, self-sufficiency, a sense of superiority, loss of affect, loneliness, depersonalisation and regression.

Withdrawnness: Only a small portion of schizoid individuals present with a clear and obvious timidity, reluctance, or avoidance of the external world and interpersonal relationships. Many fundamentally schizoid people present with an engaging, interactive personality style. Only Dafydd et al can Tell The Difference. And furthermore when they say no they mean yes.

Such a person can appear to be available, interested, engaged and involved in interacting with others, but he or she may in reality be emotionally withdrawn and sequestered in a safe place in an internal world. And they really meant yes, even though they said no.

The patient’s observable behaviour may not accurately reflect the internal state of their mind. Indeed, when they said no, they meant yes. One should not mistake introversion for indifference, or no for yes and one should not miss identifying the schizoid patient due to misinterpretation of the patient’s defensive, compensatory, engaging interaction with external reality.

Guntrip defines narcissism as “a characteristic that arises out of the predominantly interior life the schizoid lives. His love objects are all inside him and moreover he is greatly identified with them so that his libidinal attachments appear to be in himself”.

David Owen

Guntrip observed that a sense of superiority accompanies self-sufficiency.

David Owen

Guntrip saw ‘loss of affect as inevitable, as the tremendous investment made in the self interferes with the desire and ability to be empathic and sensitive toward another person’s experience. These things often seem secondary to securing one’s own defensive, safe position. The subjective experience is one of loss of affect’. Dafydd diagnosed loss of affect in numerous people, it was one of his favourites. Along with a brief miniskirt and smokey grey stockings, as Dafydd explained to his secretary. Who later fell to her death from a tower block after she left Wales.

Some patients experience loss of affect to such a degree that the insensitivity becomes manifest in the extreme as cynicism, callousness, or even cruelty. The patient appears to have no awareness of how his or her comments or actions affect and hurt other people.

  • Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Guntrip describes depersonalisation as a loss of a sense of identity and individuality. ‘Depersonalisation is a dissociative defence, often described by the schizoid patient as “tuning out”, “turning off”, or as the experience of a separation between the observing and the participating ego’. Tony Francis was keen on this, but because he never explained what any of it meant, no-one had a clue as to what he was talking about.

Guntrip defined regression as “Representing the fact that the schizoid person at bottom feels overwhelmed by their external world and is in flight from it both inwards and as it were backwards to the safety of the metaphorical womb.” Such a process of regression encompasses two different mechanisms: inward and backwards. Regression inward ‘speaks to the magnitude of the reliance on primitive forms of fantasy and self-containment, often of an autoerotic or even objectless nature’. Regression backwards ‘to the safety of the womb is a unique schizoid phenomenon and represents the most intense form of schizoid defensive withdrawal in an effort to find safety and to avoid destruction by external reality, which has been conflated with the challenging parental models faced by the subject following exit from the womb upon physical birth. The fantasy of regression to the womb is the fantasy of regression to a place of ultimate safety’.

I have never encountered anyone who has even got anywhere near to feeling like this. Perhaps on one occasion one person told Harry Guntrip that they did and he wrote it all down. Probably Jock Sutherland or Nicholas Fairbairn.

Harry published a great deal of psychoanalytic theory as well as lighter tomes, such as: Psychology for Ministers and Social Workers (1949); You and Your Nerves; Mental Pain and the Cure of Souls; Middle Age (with L.J. Tizard).

Harry Guntrip also doubled up as a Congregationalist Minister and a Methodist lay preacher; Guntrip founded a new evangelical movement. The child molester George Thomas was Britain’s most famous Methodist throughout the middle years of the 20th century and in 1959 George Thomas was Vice-President Designate of the World Methodist Conference. Thomas was also a lay preacher who preached in virtually every town in Britain. My post ‘There’s Methodism In This Madness’ detailed how Methodists across Wales, where Methodism was a dominant influence throughout the 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries, facilitated and concealed Dafydd’s gang. Harold Wilson’s wife Mary was the daughter of a Congregationalist Minister which helped things along considerably, because it was under Wilson’s Gov’ts that Dafydd’s gang rapidly expanded business. George Thomas and Harold Wilson were friends and George Thomas became Secretary of State for Wales under Wilson as PM. Because Methodism is international, there were links between Methodists in the UK who were concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring and those in other countries and on other continents, including in the US (see post ‘There’s Methodism In This Madness’ and ‘The Bay Of Pigs Invasion’). Methodism was also strong in the north of England and although Ronnie Waterhouse’s immediate family were located in north Wales, his father’s family had originated from the north of England and there were many relatives of Waterhouse living in Lancashire and Yorkshire.

 

Another big figure in analysis who was influenced by Ronald Fairbairn and D. Winnicott was Charles Frederick Rycroft (9 September 1914 – 24 May 1998). Rycroft studied medicine at UCL and worked briefly as a psychiatrist at the Maudsley. The Maudsley was full of quite mad Top Docs facilitating abuse even by the time that Dafydd arrived there to ‘train’ before returning to Wales in the mid-1960s and the Maudsley crowd colluded with Dafydd and his gang for the rest of Dafydd’s career. See eg. posts ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’ and ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’ Dafydd’s boss at the Maudsley, Dr Bob Hobson, facilitated the abuse of children and patients in London and when Hobson relocated to Manchester in 1974, he did exactly the same there. See post ‘The Mentor’. The children’s homes in north Wales took many kids from the West Midlands, Inner London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Manchester areas.
It was from 1975 onward that the children’s homes in north Wales really filled up as a result of the Children Act 1975, which was the result of lobbying by George Thomas’s friend, the south Wales Labour MP and crooked lawyer Leo Abse, who was given a free reign to lay the groundwork by Jim Callaghan when Callaghan was Home Secretary, 1967-70. There was a delay when the Labour Gov’t were voted out in 1970, but as soon as they were returned in 1974, Dr Death gave Abse a hand by using a Private Member’s Bill to get the Children Act onto the statute books in 1975. The Houghton Committee which led to the drafting of the Act took evidence from Dafydd’s associates; Dr Death personally knew some of the Top Docs who facilitated the ring in north Wales and of course Dr Death knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring. For the details of Abse’s huge scam to ensure that there would be a plentiful supply of children to be placed in the homes which Dafydd’s associates had already opened in north Wales, see post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.
I have mentioned previously that the Baroness of Ely’s dad the Rev Bob Morgan was Labour Leader of South Glamorgan County Council while the Council ignored organised abuse and waved through the huge scam which was the development of Cardiff Bay (see post ‘Corruption Bay Special’) while Nicholas Edwards was Secretary of State for Wales; Old Nick then resigned and re-emerged later as a Director of one of the companies which benefited from the millions of pounds of public money that funded the development of Cardiff Bay. I have only recently found out that the Rev Bob – who was a social worker before he became a clergyman – was encouraged to stand as a local Councillor by one of his churchwardens, who was also the Chairman of the constituency Labour Party for Cardiff West. The Labour MP for Cardiff West at the time was George Thomas. The churchwarden couldn’t have not known that Thomas was molesting kids, everyone around Thomas knew that, people had to keep extracting him from trouble. The Rev Bob was encouraged to go into local politics in time to be elected as a Councillor for Cardiff City Council as well as South Glamorgan County Council in 1974. Which was when George Thomas’s mate Harold Wilson was returned as PM and Leo Abse began beavering away again on the Bill that would result in the Children Act 1975.
The Rev Bob was involved in charidee work with George Thomas; the whole of the medical community in Wales kept quiet about George Thomas assaulting  children and in return George Thomas carried out charidee work and Supported The NHS. The Rev Bob’s daughter the Baroness is married to a Top Doctor from south Wales.
Mark Drakeford, who worked as a social worker in Ely, the Rev Bob’s parish and who also sat on South Glamorgan County Council, now that he has become FM of Wales has just appointed the Baroness as the Welsh Gov’ts Cabinet Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language.
For most of his career Charles Rycroft had a private psychiatric practice in London. Rycroft was the second son of Sir Richard Rycroft 5th Baronet (1859–1925) and Emily Mary Lowry-Corry. Emily was the granddaughter of the 3rd Lord Belmore. The family seat of the Earl of Belmore is in County Fermanagh. County Fermanagh was the location of one of the estates of the Duke of Westminster. The 5th Duke of Westminster, Robert Grosvenor, lived at the family seat in County Fermanagh and his son Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke, spent his childhood there. Gerald the 6th Duke later based himself at the family’s estate in Cheshire. Gerald was the President of the City of Chester Conservative Association while Peter Morrison was the constituency MP and Gerald was involved with numerous organisations which colluded with Dafydd et al. Boys from Bryn Estyn were taken to Gerald’s estate for ‘work experience’ and refused to return but wouldn’t explain why. Gerald was a good friend of Carlo. See previous posts for the numerous links between Gerald Grosvenor and the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and St George’s Hospital Medical School.
The Duke of Westminster owns most of Belgravia. Until St George’s Hospital Medical School relocated to Tooting in 1980, St George’s was located at Hyde Park Corner in Knightsbridge and was the local hospital for Belgravia. St George’s was endemically corrupt and had a tradition of getting posh people out of trouble and even played this role with regard to Lord Lucan (see post ‘Yes, There Is Still Green Paint On The Renault…’). St George’s Dept of Psychiatry had colluded with organised abuse for years and years; Dr Desmond Curran seems to have been the person who really got the ball rolling and Curran attracted other Top Docs with the same agenda to St George’s (see post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’). Desmond Curran ‘treated’ Norman Scott when Jeremy had given Norman such a hard time that Norman had a breakdown, many years before Jeremy ended up in the dock in 1979.
Nye Bevan lived in Belgravia when dear old St George’s was at its poshest and Serving The Community. It was not a private hospital; St George’s was part of Nye’s and Uncle Harry’s NHS. The Top Docs within just hated the plebs…
After I began this blog I received an e mail telling me that Peter Morrison had almost certainly been abused as a boy by the 5th Duke of Westminster. The e mail contained information which suggested that whoever wrote it did have knowledge of the people involved and wasn’t just naming a few rich and famous people who’s names they’d seen in the media.
Charles Rycroft grew up in Dummer, Hampshire, where his family owned most of the village and his father was “the local representative of both Church and State”. Charles’s elder brother, Henry Richard Rycroft (1911–1985) served as a Commander in the Royal Navy during WW II and after the war worked at the RNVR training establishment at Hove as an instructor. Commander Rycroft will have known – or at least known of – Lady Juliet’s husband Admiral Sir Alec Bingley and many of the other people in the Royal Navy and RNVR who kept schtum about Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Kincora Boys’ Home, the gay spies in the Admiralty etc, as discussed in my post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’. Gwynne the lobotomist and Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain of St George’s Hospital Medical School both served as ships surgeons in the Royal Navy/RNVR.

Charles Rycroft was educated at Wellington College and then studied at  Trinity College, Cambridge. He became interested in psychoanalysis and on applying to study analysis with Welsh psychiatrist Ernest Jones, he was encouraged by Jones to study medicine. Rycroft studied at UCL and trained at the Maudsley. He underwent analysis firstly with Ella Freeman Sharpe and then after her death with Sylvia Payne. Ella Freeman Sharpe was a leading figure in the early development of psychoanalysis in Britain and was among the most influential of the first British training analysts. Sharpe taught at the Hucknall Pupil Teachers Training College 1904-16, before moving to London to undertake analysis with Edward Glover’s brother James. In 1923 Sharpe became a member of the British Psycho-Analytical Society and had a second analysis, postwar, with Hanns Sachs.

In the 1920s Sharpe, like most of the London analysts, supported the more experienced work of Melanie Klein against the newcomer Anna Freud and Sharpe continued to show Kleinian influence into the early thirties. However, as British analysts began scrapping among themselves, during the early 1940s a series of meetings were held, the ‘controversial discussions’ and a tripartite division of training in the British Psychoanalytical Society emerged after WW II: Kleinians, Anna Fruedians and the Middle Group (later called the Independent Group). Sharpe became increasingly aligned to the Middle Group, of which Ronald Fairbairn, Donald Winnicott and others discussed in this post were also members.

Now for the fun bit. Sharpe argued in her papers ‘on sublimation for a continuous thread between compulsive symptoms indicating penance, and creative sublimations of childhood sadism. Investigating female patients who used artistic performance as a form of identification with the phallus, she also pointed out the problematic aspects of that incorporation in phantasy’.

  • Dream Analysis : Ella Freeman Sharpe : 9780946439454

 

We have a Lady Doctor here if you’d prefer to use your artistic performance to identify with the phallus:

  • Analysands of Hanns Sachs

I have discussed in previous posts how the people traffickers of north Wales not only maintained that they were carrying out cutting edge research – Mindfulness, DBT, research into ‘hearing voices’, into SAD etc – but would mention to the patients wonderful things which were ‘on offer’ to patients, but if ever patients responded by saying that they would be interested in taking up the offer, the ‘therapy’ or ‘intervention’ would either never materialise or if it did, it was in no way what had been described. When I first encountered Tony Francis, because I continually rebuffed his best efforts to discuss sex with me, he told me that I obviously didn’t feel very comfortable with him and if I wanted I could be referred to a ‘female Kleinian therapist’. At the time I had no idea at all that Francis was fully on board with the trafficking gang, but I was very angry that my complaint against Gwynne the lobotomist had not been investigated, that Brown and I were being overtly threatened and I had been on the receiving end of Dr D.G.E. Wood yelling at me to ‘drop it or you will find yourself in trouble’. Francis at that stage had not conducted himself in the same manner – that came later – but he did keep trying to discuss sex and after the Gwyyne and Wood experience I thought this was a little insensitive. What Francis wouldn’t do was discuss what had happened with Gwynne and the threats that Brown and I were receiving from Francis’s colleagues. So I used to chat about politics and culture with Francis instead which is how I found out how many politicians that the gang had personal links with…

I refused the offer of a female Kleinian therapist because I thought that I really did not need a Lady Doctor now refusing to discuss Gwynne and the threats with me and telling me that I had a problem with those in possession of testicles; it was so obvious that would be the next stage. After all, Wood and Francis had already declared that I had a problem with ‘elderly male doctors’, a diagnosis which was further confirmed when I refused to participate in the party with Dafydd. No, I have a problem with perverts who lie about me when I refuse their offers. Gwynne and Dafydd were in that category as well as being elderly male doctors, so the analysis was becoming blurred. The research design was deeply flawed, the young women of north Wales were not being given the option of an elderly male doctor who was not part of a trafficking ring…

When I finally realised that none of them actually knew their arses from their elbows – except for Dr David Healy who was undertaking an admirable battle against Big Pharma and the associated research fraud but didn’t ever intervene on his doorstep although he knew what was happening to us – I used to wonder who the female Kleinian therapist was whom Francis had mentioned in 1985. Because I never saw anyone approaching such a thing throughout the many years that I endured that lot and I don’t know any other patients who did either.

It was probably Dafydd in drag. By saying no to the female Kleinian therapist I missed out on a rich seam of research material and much entertainment but I won’t have missed any meaningful assistance.

  • My View by Silvio Canto, Jr.: Happy birthday to Mary "60 ...
  • Mary Hopkin was the little Welsh songbird from west Wales, where Mark Drakeford’s colleagues ran the ring which was linked to Dafydd et al.

I do hope that Tom Jones from Ponty isn’t a mate of Dafydd’s. Tom did do those duets with Cerys Matthews though and Cerys’s dad was a Top Doctor who knew about the gang (see previous posts)…

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Ella Sharpe’s attention to the role of symbolism in life and psychoanalysis has made her appear as a precursor of Jacques Lacan, who would himself pay tribute in Ecrits to “Ella Sharpe and her very relevant remarks…She is far from ordinary in the extent to which she requires the analyst to be familiar with all branches of human knowledge”. Nevertheless, ‘her sense of the concrete, the body and the material behind sublimation and the symbolic differentiates her from the more linguistic elements of the Lacanian turn’.

Jacques Lacan is so impenetrable that there has been serious debate as to whether he was simply satirising the whole field.

Ella’s pal Hanns Sachs, one of the earliest psychoanalysts, was a close personal friend of Freud. Sachs was a Jewish lawyer who attended Freud’s lectures at the University of Vienna and who subsequently spent much of the duration of WW I helping Freud continue to produce psychoanalytic journals. From 1920 onwards Sachs practised analysis in Berlin from 1920 onwards. With the rise of Hitler, Sachs moved to Boston in 1932, but remained in close contact with Freud himself. Ernest Jones considered Sachs his closest friend among the Viennese circle.

Left to right, seated: Freud, Sandor Ferenczi (see previous posts) and Hanns Sachs. Standing: Otto Rank, Karl Abraham, Max Eitingon and Ernest Jones. Photo 1922.

Sachs’ first analytic publication in 1912 was on the subject of dreams. Sachs’ later 1920 study on ‘The Community of Daydreams’ ‘explored the role of relieving guilt feelings provided by the sharing of daydreams in children, and of art experiences in adults’.

Sachs’ study of Caligula emphasised the shifting characters of those dominated by fleeting and unstable identifications; ‘his work on the female superego stressed the importance/difficulty of desexualising the superego incorporation of the father’.

I always thought that the biggest problem with Caligula was that he killed people, having been raised in a rather brutal culture, where that sort of thing was the norm. Whatever the truth of the matter, Mary Beard probably knows a lot more about it than Hanns Sachs did.

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Julia Drusilla, sister of Caligula:

Julia Hobsbawm, who knows a great deal about the trafficking ring in north Wales:
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Julia’s former business partner:

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Julia’s business partner’s Teddy Bear:

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The Teddy Bear’s net worth, according to his wiki entry, is $15 million. Would the Teddy Bear like to reimburse me for ooh, lost earnings, lost pension and travel and living expenses when I had to flee Wales after the assaults, the threats at gunpoint…

The other day Brown – the real Brown, not the Teddy Bear – quipped that if the paedophiles’ friends find out where I am I’ll have to take up residence in the Equadorian Embassy, along with Julian Assange. They wouldn’t have me though; I’ve grassed up the worst of the Top Docs, the Embassy staff would know that if I was kipping in there, should the Ambassador need emergency medical care it would be a case of ‘ooh, I’m not sure that we’ve got a bed, tch tch, it’s the Tory Cuts, the waiting list is long but ooh now don’t you worry my dear, we’ll look after you….’

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Dr Edward Glover, the brother of Ella Sharpe’s analyst James, was a psychoanalyst who first qualified as a Top Doctor; it was James who attracted Edward towards psychoanalysis. Both brothers were analysed in Berlin by Karl Abraham. Edward Glover then settled in London where he became an influential member of the British Psycho-Analytical Society. Edward Glover was close to Ernest Jones.

Edward Glover has had a lasting influence on the combined field of psychotherapy and criminology, as well as psychoanalysis. Glover was co-founder of the Psychopathic Clinic, which was renamed the Portman Clinic in 1937. The Portman Clinic has been responsible for much dangerous fuckwittery, as discussed in previous posts. Glover was also co-founder of the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency; the joint founder of ‘The British Journal of Criminology’ – he was co-editor until his death – and co-founder of the British Society of Criminology. Glover was one-time Chairman of the medical section of the British Psychological Society.

Criminology is not in quite such a sorry state as social work or the psy disciplines, but it is a mixed bag. The people who become big names in criminology have nearly all colluded with organised crime, including the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Because the Home Office for so many years has been at the heart of this, criminologists receiving Home Office funding really do have filthy hands and Rab Butler’s close very long association with Trinity College, Cambridge certainly assisted Dafydd and the gang. See post ‘Rab, High Table And The Founding Fathers’.

Previous posts eg. ‘Badlands’ discussed the chaos which broke out in UCNW/Bangor University in the early 1990s after the gwerin launched a full-frontal assault on a senior sociologist at UCNW when urgent distractions were required because of that North Wales Police investigation into the possibility of a paedophile ring in the region. Merfyn’s late wife was caught in the cross-fire and spilt many paedophiles’ pints in the process. One of the Professors of Sociology at UCNW at the time was Roy King, who then metamorphosed into a Professor of Criminology with his own  Criminology Unit. Roy King had waved a fond farewell to Bangor by the time that I was working with the sociologists there, but he was remembered by many. I was only ever told the same things about Roy King: that he was a total scumbag and a ferocious bully who destroyed many of the people around him. No-one ever told me that King was colluding with Dafydd’s gang but I worked out that he must have been from some of the activities of former criminology students, some of whom had undertaken projects with sex offenders and were placed in potentially very dangerous situations. One could not have supervised criminology projects, let alone research into sex offenders, in north Wales and not have been colluding with Dafydd’s gang because they ran and still run the whole region. Roy King left Bangor for a Chair at Cambridge… See previous posts.

 

Dr Edward Glover the Big Influence On Criminology studied at Glasgow Medical School. It is reported that as a student he was prominent in socialist politics and was involved in a revolutionary move to propose Keir Hardie as Rector of the university. There followed several years of academic medicine, Glover working first in Glasgow with the Professor of Medicine and Paediatrics and then in pulmonary medicine in London. With the outbreak of WW I Glover was appointed medical superintendent of a sanatorium for the treatment of early chest diseases in Birmingham.

Between 1924 and 1939, Glover published his first book as well as some eighteen articles on psychoanalytic subjects ranging from “Notes on Oral Character” through “The Screening Function of Traumatic Memories” to “A Note on Idealisation”.

Glover once [1931] wrote a very interesting paper in which he investigated the ways in which incomplete or inexact interpretations, and also other psychotherapeutic procedures, influence the patient’s mind…[as] artificial substitute symptoms, which may make the spontaneous symptoms superfluous. Lacan would make use of Glover’s findings to support his exploration of “The function and field of speech and language in psychoanalysis” on more than one occasion: ‘Mr Edward Glover in a remarkable paper…[suggests] not only is every spoken intervention received by the subject in terms of his structure, but the intervention takes on a structuring function in him in proportion to its form’. Thus ‘Glover…finds interpretation everywhere, being unable to stop it anywhere, even in the banality of a medical prescription’.

Glover’s “Lectures on Technique in Psychoanalysis”(1927–28) would seem to have offered a dry, neutral, asceptic classical psychoanalysis. Thus on the question of whether analysis should close with a “cooling-off” period, he followed the classical line ‘that “to the very end we continue the analytic process”, as the English analyst Edward Glover wrote in The Technique of Psychoanalysis, first published in 1928 and revised in 1955. Glover sternly continues, “In the first session we laid down the association rule, and this remains in force to the last minute of the last session 2’.

Similarly on the question of the early “deep interpretation” favoured for example by Klein, Glover argued: ‘Once the analyst departs from sparing, provisional interpretations, he not only disturbs the listening situation but has made it difficult to re-establish it’.

Glover was a ‘combative intellectual personality’ – he conducted personal vendettas against a number of colleagues – who took a ‘principled stand’ on many of the variegated controversies of the first psychoanalytic half-century, promoting a ‘pure Freudianism’.

In the late 1920s, when Freud made something of a minority stand in support of lay analysis, ‘some of the British psychoanalysts, among them Edward Glover and John Rickman, saw no harm in non-medical therapists conducting analysis, provided one kept therapy “sharply divided from diagnosis: the latter must be left to medically qualified persons”‘. Because they of course know best. Even if they are Dafydd or Gwynne.

Glover worked with Ernest Jones in the BMA in obtaining the so-called “Psycho-Analytical Charter” – ‘Edward Glover and myself had for over three years fought at heavy odds against our twenty-five bitter opponents’.

So I wonder how and why Glover and Jones triumphed over the combined forces within the BMA; Top Doctors who are not psychiatrists and analysts are very hostile to them because they know what psychiatrists and analysts are doing.

From 1934 onwards, it was Glover who led the hostility to Melanie Klein within the British Psycho-Analytic Society’, of which Glover was the Scientific Secretary. The hostility lasted for the best part of a decade until the ‘vituperative opposition from Edward Glover and Melitta Scmideberg had vanished when Glover gave up his membership of the British Psycho-analytical Society the 24th January 1944, confirmed the next 1st February’. At that point, Glover declared that ‘The British Psycho-Analytical Society is no longer a Freudian society’. The following year, the fundamental Kleinian position paper by Susan Sutherland Isaacs on “Phantasy” was publicly ‘attacked by Glover (1945)’, in the first volume of The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, where he described what he called “the Klein System of Child Psychology” as ‘a bio-religious system which depends on faith rather than science…a variant of the doctrine of Original Sin’.

In the following decade, Glover turned his fire from Klein to Jung. In his book, ‘Freud or Jung? (1956) Glover argued (incidentally) for the firm conceptual separation of art and psychopathology: “Whatever its original unconscious aim, the work of art represents a forward urge of the libido seeking to maintain its hold on the world of objects…not the result of a pathological breakdown’.

In the 1960s, Glover aroused the ire of Lacan by way of his attack on Franz Alexander’s concept of the corrective emotional experience: ‘When I read in the Psychoanalytic Quarterly an article like the one by Mr Edward Glover, entitled Freudian or Neo-Freudian, directed entirely against the constructions of Mr Alexander, I sense a sordid smell of stuffiness,…Alexander being counter-attacked in the name of obsolete criteria’.

Edward Glover died in 1972. I have included a bit of background on Edward Glover here because this is someone who influenced and trained scores of professionals who were subsequently responsible for matters such as: removing people’s children from them, detaining people in psychiatric hospitals for years on end and writing Court reports which would determine whether they went to prison, a psychiatric hospital or a high security hospital for the rest of their lives. The word of this lot had people prosecuted or not prosecuted for criminal offences. It was they who dominated the welfare services to such an extent that by the 1970s when a huge pan-European trafficking organisation had developed via the UK’s NHS and welfare state with which they colluded, no-one, no-one at all, felt able to stop them. Many of them were mad and criminal; this was known and quietly acknowledged but they could not be stopped. Even senior academics who dared take them on were threatened into silence or destroyed.

Children in care in north Wales were gang-raped, forced to have sex with animals while they were filmed, taken to mainland Europe and forced to have sex with adults in places like Amsterdam and the south of France and many of them were found dead as young adults after they had told people what had happened to them. Others died in Risley Remand Centre as young as 14 yrs old. The Risley Remand Centre which couldn’t stop kids from being found dead on the hospital wing but did employ a visiting pox doctor. See post ‘Include Me Out’.

The lambs to the slaughter were led to believe that they would be getting this:

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What they got in reality was gross abuse facilitated by all those professionals. I know of a 12 year old girl who was trapped in one of the gangs who, when she was reluctant to have sex with a man in his 60s, was told that she was a ‘revolting white slug’. The insults and denigration continued until she decided that she would have sex with him after all. She was someone who later turned up as a student at Bangor University and told Linda Evans, the ‘student counsellor’, what had happened to her at the hands of that gang. Linda Evans’ response ensured that the student didn’t return for any more ‘counselling’ sessions.

But then Linda sat in that counselling room telling witnesses and victims of Dafydd’s gang that she couldn’t see people who were or had been psych patients and then wrote letters to her friend Dr Sadie Francis mentioning the name of the whistleblower and asking Sadie if they could meet for lunch…

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Hundreds and hundreds of complaints. Injuries, suicides, murders. Most of the Cabinet Ministers who ran the Gov’t Depts which oversaw these ‘services’ and failed to investigate are sitting in the Lords.

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Dafydd is still on the Medical Register and Chair’s the biggest ‘substance abuse services’ charidee in Wales.

There is still green paint on the Renault.

 

 

Charles Rycroft practised as a psychoanalyst from 1947 but became disillusioned because of the rivalry between the Kleinian and Freudian factions. Rycroft was influenced by Ronald Fairbairn and D.W. Winnicott and also developed his own views.

Like many high profile Top Docs and analysts, Donald Winnicott lived in Hampstead. He was a neighbour of the family of Bronwen Pugh, who later married Lord Astor and found herself at the centre of the Profumo Affair. Bronwen’s dad was Sir Alun Pugh, a judge from west Wales, who was a leading figure in the London Welsh organisations at the time. Bronwen went to boarding school in Dolgellau, when Ioan Bowen Rees’s dad taught in the grammar school in that town. Bronwen and Ioan were very close in age and Ioan went to school in Dolgellau as well. See previous posts for info re Bronwen and Sir Alun.

 

Charles Rycroft was a critic of contemporary psychoanalysis, believing it to be rigid and formulaic. He believed that the ideal of rationality proposed by modern psychiatry alienated the adult from his or her creative inner processes. His work with dream analysis stressed the positive aspects of imagination and thought imagination could be beneficial to psychic development. In 1968 he resigned from the British Psychoanalytical Society, feeling that “the real power in the Society belonged to people of whose values I did not approve…their ways of conducting business and engaging in controversy were entirely alien to me”.

Rycroft was a consultant psychoanalyst at the Tavi, 1956-68 and for a period of time was an Assistant Editor of the ‘International Journal of Psychoanalysis’ and a training analyst with Laing. Rycroft was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1973.

Rycroft wrote extensively in a wide range of lay publications, including ‘The Observer’, ‘The New York Review of Books’, the ‘New Statesman’ and ‘New Society’. Previous posts have discussed Leslie Gore the Offensive Therapist and Naomi Grunfell the Mad Teacher, whom Brown met via ‘New Statesman’ in the mid-1980s and who caused us to waste much energy, time and money. I was recently told that Leslie and Naomi were both working for the security services and targeted us, what with us being lefties who would not collude with the Top Docs and their trafficking gang. John Allen advertised for staff for the north Wales children’s homes in ‘New Society’. During the 1970s and 80s most Social Services Depts in the UK became infiltrated by organised paedophile networks and they linked up to form a massive trafficking network which then branched out into Europe. By the 1980s it was a major problem and it impacted on mental health social work because psychiatry dutifully diagnosed people who complained as psychotic or maintained that they had really been abused by other people and had named Top Docs or welfare staff as a consequence of ‘transference’ and ‘projection’. Psychoanalytic theory was a gift to abusive professionals. ‘New Society’ was a publication aimed at social workers and the journos and editors were well-aware of the ghastly reality on the ground but there was simply never a word published about any of it, as there was not in the more recent social worker’s journal, ‘Community Care’.

The Leader of the Labour Party at the time who Supported The NHS, Especially Nurses:

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The Indie’s obituary for Charles Rycroft stated that he went to school with the poet Gavin Ewart and they were lifelong friends. Gavin Buchanan Ewart (4 February 1916 – 25 October 1995) studied at Christ’s College, Cambridge after his time at Wellington College. He saw active service as a Royal Artillery Officer during WW II and worked in publishing and with the British Council before becoming an advertising copywriter in 1952. Ewart lived at Kenilworth Court in Putney and a blue plaque at Kenilworth Court commemorates this.

Ewart’s poetry was first printed when he was 17, in Geoffrey Grigson’s New Verse. He followed it up with other works such as Phallus in Wonderland. WW II disrupted Ewart’s development as a poet and he published no further volumes until 1964, although he did write the English lyrics for the “World Song” of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. From 1964 Ewart produced many collections, which included No Fool Like An Old Fool (1976)

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‘The intelligence and casually flamboyant virtuosity with which he framed his often humorous commentaries on human behaviour made his work invariably entertaining and interesting. The irreverent eroticism for which his poetry is noted resulted in W.H. Smith banning of his The Pleasures of the Flesh (1966) from their shops’.

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As an editor Ewart produced numerous anthologies, including the Penguin Book of Light Verse (1980). He was the 1991 recipient of the Michael Braude Award for Light Verse. Ewart was Chairman of the Poetry Society, 1978-79. Gavin Ewart knew all the giants of poetry of the era, including Dannie Abse (see post ‘O Jones, O Jones’). He will have known Harold Wilson’s wife Mary who was introduced to Poets by her friend John Betjeman (see post ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’) and Ewart knew Philip Larkin, who worked at Hull University for many years where staff were concealing the abuse ring operating in Yorkshire. Larkin’s mistress of many years Monica Jones worked at Leicester University in the thick of the academics there who concealed the Leicestershire paedophile ring starring Greville Janner, which had links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Monica and her mates were doing everything that they could to obstruct Brown when he was doing his PhD at Leicester University in the late 1980s. See previous posts eg. ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’. Dafydd’s old mentor Bob Hobson doubled up as a poet, as did Dafydd’s mate and umbrella Lady Juliet Bingley who colluded with Dafydd et al for the many years that Lady Juliet held senior roles at MIND.

Because so many middle class socialites style themselves as poets, I didn’t take much notice of Bob Hobson’s and Lady Juliet’s poetic interests until I realised how busy Dr Dannie Abse was in poetry networks, many of whom were as close to Dafydd et al as Dannie was. Dr Cathy Wilson of St George’s Hospital Medical School who was one of those concealing wrongdoing at that institution was a member of an elite literary group in central London and hung out with all the best, including Salman Rushdie and Angela Carter. Of course I do not believe that all these people were molesting kids themselves. My point is that they knew people who were and they did favours for their mates even when those mates were doing things that they should not have been doing. I watched them at work. Dafydd and the gang had access to a vast influential network of people holding senior roles in the Arts and they used that network.

How very dare you? We are Talented and related to, and friends with, even more Talented People!

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I remain impressed with how badly Sensitive Poets can conduct themselves and still retain their place in polite society. Ruth Padel is described as ‘one of our national treasures,’ in whose work ‘the journey is the stepping stone to lyrical reflections on the human condition. Padel is known for her explorations through poetry of homelessness, migration and refugees and science; for her involvement in wildlife conservation, Greece and music and for her belief that poetry ‘connects with every area of life’ and ‘has a responsibility to look at the world.’ Padel is Trustee for conservation charidee New Networks for Nature, has served on the Board of the Zoological Society of London (see previous posts for the list of offenders who have also had that honour) and broadcasts for Radio 3 and 4 on poetry, wildlife and music. In 2013 Ruth took up the Chair of Poetry at King’s College, London.

What do I remember Ruth Padel for? Her involvement in the smear campaign against fellow poet Derek Walcott because Ruth Wanted A Job. In 2009, with 297 votes, Padel became the first woman to be elected Oxford Professor of Poetry. She was elected in a media storm, triggered by photocopied pages from a university publication describing sexual harassment charges against her rival Walcott, who withdrew his candidacy. Padel denied connection with them, but commentators alleged her involvement and she resigned, saying she did not wish to do the job under suspicion. Public comment attributed treatment of Padel to a gender war, or misogyny,  a media which unfairly denigrated Padel, “justly held in high regard for her poetry and teaching.” Oxford had “missed out for the worst of reasons on an inspirational teacher; Walcott removed the decision from the electorate by his own choice; Padel should not have been made to pay for his decision to confront neither his accusers nor his past.” On Newsnight Review, poet Simon Armitage, elected to the Oxford Chair in 2016, expressed regret at her resignation. “Ruth’s a good person. I don’t think she should have resigned, she would have been good.”

The good person Padel smeared a rival because she wanted a job. But Padel comes from an impeccable background with regard to doing unscrupulous things in pursuit of personal gain while the world lauds ones goodness. Padel is daughter of psychoanalyst John Hunter Padel and is a great-great-grandchild of Charles Darwin. Her brother is historian Oliver Padel, cousins include prison reformer Una Padel, sculptor Phyllida Barlow, mathematician Martin T. Barlow and biographer Randal Keynes; her uncle is neuroscientist Horace Barlow. Padel was born in Wimpole Street where her great-grandfather Sir Thomas Barlow practised medicine. Geoffrey Chamberlain had a Wimpole Street practice, it’s where he saw the likes of Cilla, the ordinary working class girl who had a lorra lorra love for Liverpool, particularly when she lived in that Buckinghamshire mansion.

Ruth Padel’s Marvellousness continued as she evolved, Darwin-like, into an Incredible Human Being. She attended North London Collegiate School, studied Classics at Lady Margaret Hall Oxford where she sang in Schola Cantorum of Oxford, wrote a PhD on Greek poetry and was the first Bowra Research Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford aka Wadham and Gomorrah, which altered its Statutes for Ruth to accommodate female Fellows. Ruth was among the first women to become Fellows of formerly all-male Oxford colleges. She taught Greek at Oxford and Birkbeck, University of London – Eric Hobsbawm was President of Birkbeck –  taught opera in the Modern Greek Department at Princeton University, has lived extensively in Greece – which just confirms how talented Ruth is –  and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, where she sang in the Choir of Eglise Saint-Eustache Paris. Ruth’s publishing career began in 1985, while she was teaching Greek at Birkbeck College, with a poetry pamphlet.

My God, I wish that I could start a career like that by writing a pamphlet…

Ruth then left academe and writing pamphlets to support herself – so who was supporting her previously?? – by reviewing and she published her first collection (1990). From 1984 to 2000, Ruth was married to philosopher Myles Burnyeat. In 2013, she rejoined academic life when King’s College London opened their arms to this multi-talented relative of so many of those who had/have links with the many umbrella’s of Dafydd, as Operation Pallial began prosecuting elderly members of Dafydd’s gang who had previously enjoyed life-long full protection from Eric Hobsbawm’s mates in MI5 and as the Macur Review of the Waterhouse Inquiry loomed…

Being a descendent of Darwin, the choral singer, poet and pamphleteer Ruth knows all about Science. Which is why:

‘engaged in relating poetry and science, Padel has written on cell migration for The Scientist, was a judge for the 2012 Wellcome Trust Science Book Prize and the 2005 Aventis Science Prize for the Royal Society, has written poems on genetics and zoology and her book on migration is said to connect micro-level cell migration with macro-level social migration. An interest in combining poetry, science and religion is reflected in poems on genetics debates on poetry and prayer with Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury [who knows about Dafydd et al – Ed], lectures at the Royal College of Surgeons and a residency at the Environment Institute, UCL. Her poems on Charles Darwin (2009) employ Darwin’s writings, letters and journals in an unusual form of biography, addressing his life, family and science. They were received as innovative work by scientists [which scientists would they be? Sarah Jayne Blakemore perhaps? – Ed] and by the literary community as a “new species” of biography in verse, whose emotional centre is the Darwins’ marriage, shaken by divergent religious belief and the death of a daughter. The book’s staging by the Mephisto Stage Company, Ireland, was described as intensifying the musicality of the verse and dramatic interplay between the scientific and the spiritual that permeates this collection. Since Padel is a Darwin descendant, the book was also a family memoir. Her preface illuminates the role of Padel’s grandmother, Nora Barlow, who in editing Darwin’s Autobiography restored a passage in which Darwin said he did not see how anyone could wish the doctrine of hell to be true; this had been deleted by the first editor, Darwin’s son Francis, at his mother’s request. Padel’s poems connected Darwin’s loss of his mother as a child with his passion for collecting; and linked his early scientific writing with his taxidermy teacher in Edinburgh John Edmonstone, a freed slave from Guinea. Ruth inherited the art of stuffing sentient beings from her famous ancestor…

PhD students ploughing through enzyme kinetics: Don’t bother with all that nerdy stuff! Just get yourself born in Wimpole Street and years later, at a time when the Top Docs are being horribly exposed by an upstart who lived in north Wales, you too can be a Better Scientist Than Real Scientists, after publishing a poetry pamphlet. I recommend: ‘I must go down to the sea again to the lonely sea and the sky, I left my shoes and socks there I wonder if they’re dry’ along with ‘Look at all those monkeys jumping in their cageWhy don’t they all go out to work and earn a decent wage?’ You will have to throw shit at a lot of people along the way as well, but Derek Walcott is barely spoken of any more so it’s obviously a winning strategy.

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It’s obvious that Derek is a Wrong’ Un, he’s not wearing an Arty Wimmin’s Scarf and he doesn’t have a brightly coloured ethnic weave blanket in close proximity.

 

 

Gavin Ewart died in Oct 1995, so he lived long enough to add to the numerous ‘how very dare yous’ when the possibility of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire was mentioned. Ewart also pegged out before the Waterhouse Inquiry was announced – although by early 1995 Ronnie Waterhouse seemed to know that he would be Chairing that Inquiry – so Gavin wasn’t around to name names had he ever felt like doing so. I don’t know the circumstances of Ewart’s death, but Sir Peter Morrison and Bing Spear, the corrupt civil service mandarin who facilitated Dafydd’s dealing of class A drugs, both died in July 1995 within four days of each other; Brown was forced out of his job at Aston University in the same month and Dafydd et al stepped up their efforts in their construction of a case against me as being so phenomenally dangerous that I needed to be incarcerated in a high security psychiatric hospital…

Dafydd ‘retired’ in July 1995, although he didn’t, he retired from NHS work but left clutching the contract for providing ‘substance abuse services’ for north Wales and the general public was told that the North Wales Hospital had closed, but it hadn’t, there were still patients incarcerated out there but no-one was ever told how many and Gwynfryn, the ‘mother and baby unit’, was still open. See previous posts eg. ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’

 

Gavin’s pal Geoffrey Edward Harvey Grigson (2 March 1905-25 November 1985) was a poet, writer, editor, critic, anthologist and naturalist. In the 1930s he was editor of the influential magazine New Verse, and went on to produce 13 collections of his own poetry as well as compiling numerous anthologies, among other published works on subjects including art, travel and the countryside. At various times Grigson was involved in teaching, journalism and broadcasting.

Grigson was born at the vicarage in a village near Looe, Cornwall. His childhood in rural Cornwall had a significant influence on his poetry and writing in later life. As a boy, his love of things of nature (plants, bones and stones) was sparked at the house of family friends at Polperro who were painters and amateur naturalists.

The Top Doctor and psychoanalysts Robin Skynner grew up in Cornwall. Skynner was good friends with John Cleese and co-authored with Cleese. Skynner too fancied himself as a poet. Robin Skynner and his Top Doc wife concealed organised abuse. Cleese fellow performer Graham Chapman was known to be abusing teenaged boys for many years and in the early 1970s adopted a 14 yr old runaway from Liverpool, John Tomiczek, who then lived with Chapman and Chapman’s gay partner. Police inquiries about the nature of Chapman’s relationship with John were brought to an end when Chapman reminded the police that he was a Top Doctor. See previous posts. Chapman had trained at Barts, which employed Dafydd’s mates Professors Anthony Clare and Linford Rees and before that a previous generation who concealed abuse, including Lady Juliet Bingley when she was still a social worker and her father, the surgeon Reginald Vick (see post ‘The Wind Of No Change’). Chapman was personally known to people in Somerset who knew some of what was happening to me at the hands of Dafydd and the gang (see previous posts eg. ‘Upper Class Twit Of The Year – Shooting Themselves’). Chapman allowed John to do pretty much what he wanted and he, like Chapman, became an alcoholic. Chapman died in Oct 1989; John died ‘from a heart attack’ – like so many of the witnesses to the crimes of Dafydd et al – in 1992, the year in which the North Wales Police closed their investigation into the alleged paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire, stating that there was no evidence of any such thing. Graham Chapman had links to north Wales via his frequent climbing trips to Snowdonia.

Cleese and Chapman were part of the Footlights group of performers who’s network included many people who were keeping quiet about organised abuse, including those like  Top Doc and self-appointed polymath Jonathan Miller – son of child psychiatrist Dr Emanuel Miller – who were called in as reinforcements to help Dafydd et al out when the police investigations began in north Wales (see previous posts).

John Cleese was also a very enthusiastic member of the SDP and they used him to front their party political broadcasts. The Gang Of Four were all fully aware of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd’s gang. They built their political strategy upon their knowledge of it and yet further collusion. See eg. post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’

 

Geoffrey Grigson was educated at St John’s School, Leatherhead and at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University. After graduating from Oxford, Grigson took a job at the London office of the ‘Yorkshire Post’, from where he moved on to become literary editor of the ‘Morning Post’. He edited New Verse, 1933-39During WW II, Grigson worked in the editorial department of the BBC Monitoring Service near Evesham, Worcestershire and at Bristol. Dr D.G.E. Wood, who was facilitating Dafydd’s gang, grew up in a medical family in Bristol where his father was a Top Doctor and a whole network of Top Docs and others in Bristol protected the gang in north Wales.

In 1946 Grigson was one of the founders of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Among the many people associated with the ICA was the zoologist Dr Desmond Morris, who was Director of the ICA, 1967-68, the year before John Allen took out the lease on the building which was to become the Bryn Alyn Community. Desmond Morris is best known to the general public for his socio-biological theorising which caught the imagination in the 1970s, particularly after Morris wrote his 1967 book ‘The Naked Ape’, although it has rather gone out of fashion now. However, Morris, being a high profile zoologist who undertook his PhD at Oxford, after his first degree at Birmingham University, will have known the zoologists at UCNW who colluded with Dafydd’s gang, particularly as Morris was originally an ethologist (animal behaviourist) and there were a few ethologists at Bangor. Morris specifically studied fish behaviour for his PhD and there was a fish behaviourist at UCNW, Dr Tony Pitcher.

Pitcher was deeply unpopular with his PhD students because he constantly shafted them, except for the girl whom he cohabited with. I was very friendly with one of Pitcher’s PhD students and he knew much about what happened to me at the hands of Dafydd et al. He was the partner of my friend Anne Vernon who was killed by the gang in April 1986. He shared a house with another one of Pitcher’s students, George F. Turner. George was involved in a Serious Incident as a PhD student but he wasn’t kicked out because of Pitcher’s seriously provocative conduct. Imagine my surprise when many, many years later, George returned to Bangor University as a Professor who had been headhunted by Prof Fergus Lowe, just when Brown and I had started publishing about the mental health services. Fungus was so desperate to get George to work at Bangor that a huge salary was negotiated and a job created for George’s partner, which caused much bad feeling on the part of other staff. It was only later that I was told that Fungus wanted George back at Bangor because George was a witness to what had happened to me and of course George knew about Anne as well. Fungus was the Professor of Psychology who had overthrown Dafydd’s influence in the late 1980s and had built his own equally toxic empire on the basis of his knowledge of the criminality of Dafydd et al. Fungus wasn’t as small minded as the gwerin in Bangor University, Fungus knew that Dafydd Iwan wasn’t the big fish, the big fish were those Professors of Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Obs and Gynae in the London Medical Schools who were linked to Dafydd; the Professors that Fungus knew that I’d worked with when I was a medical researcher in London after the gang killed Anne. Fungus knew that I was planning to publish the whole story one day and Fungus was also trying to overthrow Merfyn Jones, the VC of Bangor University because Merfyn was not Of Them and Merfyn had spilt the gang’s pints, as had his wife and one of his close friends. See previous posts eg. ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘The Point Is To Change It’.

Desmond Morris has a side-line as a surrealist artist and in the 1950s he produced zoology programmes for both Granada TV and BBC 2. Morris lived in Malta between 1968 and 73, which was the favoured destination for a number of the members of Dafydd’s gang, both for holidays and subsequently retirement. Lady Juliet Bingley had strong links to Malta ever since she and her family had been based there in the 1950s when her husband Sir Alec was Commander of the Mediterranean Fleet (see post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’). Lady Juliet was a personal friend of the former PM of Malta, Dom Mintoff.

From 1973 to 1981, Desmond Morris was a Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. In 1979 Morris undertook a TV series for Thames TV, The Human Race, followed in 1982 by Man Watching in JapanThe Animals Road Show in 1986 and then several other series. National Life Stories conducted an oral history interview with Desmond Morris in 2015 for its Science and Religion collection held by the British Library.

Dessie concealing the activities of Dafydd and the gang apart, I’d be interested to know how he ended up being the go-to media zoologist in the first place. Morris wasn’t the most famous ethologist academically, his colleague Niko Tinbergen was a much bigger name. Did Dessie get himself on TV in the same way that so many other media-friendly academics and naturalists managed to elbow everyone else out of the way in that very over-crowded market ie. by having knowledge of the dreadful things that were being done in order to conceal the Westminster Paedophile Ring??

Desmond grew up in Wiltshire, where Sir Peter Morrison’s family seat was. Morrison’s father, John Morrison aka Lord Margadale, was the MP for Salisbury for many years and Morrison’s brother Charles was the Tory MP for Devizes, 1964-92.

Dessie: You might have been at the scene of the Morrison’s crimes re Wiltshire, but I note that your lucrative media contracts continued after 1986, although you were rather old hat by then. 1986. The year that Anne was killed. I’ll look forward to the cheque from you Dessie, because my career was wrecked because of your pals in north Wales. Thanks Des!

In July 1952, Desmond Morris married Ramona Baulch; they had one son, Jason. In 1978, Morris was elected Vice-Chairman of Oxford United F.C.

Desmond’s more recent contributions to the world include:

  • Peoplewatching: The Desmond Morris Guide to Body Language (2002)
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  • Linguaggio muto (Dumb language) (2004)
  • The Nature of Happiness (2004)
  • The Naked Man: A Study of the Male Body (2008)
  • Planet Ape (2009)
  • Owl (2009) – Part of the Reaktion Books Animal series
  • Monkey (2013) – Part of the Reaktion Books Animal series
  • Leopard (2014) – Part of the Reaction Books Animal series
  • Bison (2015) – Part of the Reaction Books Animal series
  • The Lives of the Surrealists (2018)

Wally (2018) – Part of the Reaction To Outdated Crap Series:

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Dear, Dear Dickie and David: Dad Frederick was Principal of what became Leicester University (see previous posts):

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  • Bellamy the Children’s Favourite worked at Durham University, an institution concealing the trafficking gang in the north east which supplied children and staff to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Professor Eric Sunderland arrived from Durham University as Principal of UCNW in 1984, when Dafydd et al were in need of a more tactful and better camouflaged paedophiles’ friend than the confrontational Sir Charles Evans. The autumn term which followed Prof Sunderland’s arrival at UCNW saw a truly dreadful undergrad arrive on the forestry degree at UCNW, Louis Standen. Standen was only offered the place because his mum, Val, was a botanist at Durham who was friends with Bellamy and had contacts at UCNW. Standen moved into our house and caused absolute havoc (see previous posts). I have since been told that Louis was a gift from those we know and love.
  • Many years later Louis received much media coverage after he was arrested during a particularly bizarre anti-nuclear protest; when he appeared in Court Louis gave his occupation as David Bellamy’s chauffeur. Louis’ dad was quite a famous novelist, Michael Standen; Louis’ mum and dad were both Labour Party activists who were mates with Tony Benn and high profile figures in the world of literature and poetry. Michael Standen was also a leading figure in the WEA in the north of England. He died in 2008, I saw his obituary in ‘The Guardian’, but Louis’ mum is still alive. So perhaps she’d like to tell me why she thought that I deserved to be inflicted with the excesses of her dysfunctional son whom it transpired had raped a girl before he ever got as far as UCNW, simply because Brown and I made complaint about the lobotomist at Bangor who was part of the ring with which her family and mates were colluding. I look forward to hearing from you Mrs S. Meanwhile, I expect that you’ll be Marching for Peace or Against Racism or In Support Of The NHS Against The Tory Cuts or one of the many other Causes Close To Your Hearts that I remember your family being Passionate about. By the way, when Louis joined the hunt sabs, his idea of sabbing was to drive his Land Rover very speedily in the direction of hunt supporters in an attempt to hit them. Perhaps your fellow native of Durham who also knows all about the trafficking ring, Bryan Ferry, could employ his fuckwit of a son Otis, a Hunt Master prone to assaulting sabs, to enter a different sort of ring with Louis and we’ll all buy tickets for the Big Match. Louis can scream and swear and get completely out of control in the way that I remember so well and Otis can thrash him with a riding crop.

In 1951 Geoffrey Grigson curated a touring exhibition of drawings and watercolours drawn from the British Council Collection. Later in life Grigson was a noted critic, reviewer (for the ‘New York Review of Books’ in particular) and compiler of numerous poetry anthologies. He wrote on travel, on art (and also had a volatile friendship with the painter John Piper), on the English countryside, and on botany, among other subjects. In 1951, he was General Editor of the 13-volume About Britain series of regional guidebooks published to coincide with the Festival of Britain. After the repression of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, at the initiative of Stephen Spender, Grigson joined a group of British writers and artists who applied for visas to visit dissidents in Hungary. The visas were refused.

Many of those who protested against the repression of the Hungarian Revolution or those on the left who had bitter arguments with their former friends over the issue – it caused rifts in the Communist Party of Great Britain – knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring and a few years later were the same people who colluded with Dafydd et al…

Grigson in his later life lived partly in Wiltshire and partly in a village in the Loir-et-Cherdepartement in France. He died in 1985 in Broad Town, Wiltshire, and is buried there in Christ Church Churchyard.

Grigson was the youngest son of Canon William Shuckforth Grigson (1845–1930), the vicar of Pelynt, near Looe. The inscription on Canon Grigson’s slate headstone in Pelynt Churchyard is the work of Eric Gill, 1931.

Eric Gill was a sculptor, typeface designer and printmaker who was associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement. Gill is well-known for his religious views and subject matter. Gill produced sculptures for the stations of the cross in Westminster Cathedral; a carved a statue of the ‘Virgin and Child’ for the west door of the chapel at Marlborough College; The Creation of Adam, three bas-reliefs in stone for the Palace of Nations, the League of Nations building in Geneva. Gill was made a Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA and became a founder-member of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry when it was established in 1938. In April 1937, Gill was elected an Associate member of the Royal Academy.

Gill’s only complete work of architecture was St Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Gorleston, built in 1938–39.

Eric Gill was adamantly opposed to fascism and was one of the few Catholics in Britain to openly support the Spanish Republicans. Gill became a pacifist and helped set up the Catholic peace organisation Pax. Later Gill joined the Peace Pledge Union and supported the British branch of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Gill became a Roman Catholic in 1913 and worked primarily for Catholic clients. In 1921 he started a Catholic artists community called The Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic and became a lay member of the Dominican Order.

In recent years Eric Gill has become a controversial figure after it became public in 1989 that his personal diaries revealed that he had several extramarital affairs, incestuous relationships with his two eldest teenage daughters and with his sisters and participated in sexual acts with his dog. In the wake of all that, some people didn’t quite know what to do with the religious art.

 

Geoffrey Grigson and his first wife, Frances, had one daughter, Caroline, a zoologist, who was married to Colin Banks. Banks was a designer who co-founded Banks & Miles, designers and typographers in 1958 with John Miles. Major clients of the partnership included the Consumers’ Association, the Post Office, British Telecom and London Transport.With John Miles, Colin Banks was the Production Editor of ‘Which?’and associated magazines, 1964-93. Banks was President of the International Society of Typographic Designers, 1988-93 and 2000-02. With his second wife, Berta Emma Kunert, Griegson had two children, Anna and Lionel Grigson. Lionel Grigson is a jazz musician, so he probably knew George Melly who was keen on underaged boys. Grigson’s third wife was Jane and their daughter is Sophie Grigson, the cookery writer. The political scientist Giacomo Benedetto is the son of Grigson’s daughter, Anna.

Giacomo Benedetto is a British Italian political scientist and holds a Chair at Royal Holloway, University of London. He previously lectured at Manchester University. Benedetto is an expert in European Union politics and has researched and published extensively on the European Parliament, Euroscepticism and the EU Budget. He has been invited to provide oral evidence on Brexit and the EU budget by the Lords EU financial affairs sub-committee of the select committee on the EU.

 

 

Dr Charles Rycroft was in the Communist Party when he was at Cambridge, where he knew Virginia Woolf’s brother Adrian Stephen; it was Stephen who stimulated Rycroft’s interest in analysis. Charles Rycroft lived until May 1998, by which time Ronnie Waterhouse had heard the evidence from the former residents of the children’s homes in north Wales and Ronnie and the world had called them lying bastards. Charles was There For Dafydd et al for many years, including throughout many of the gang’s attempts to frame me and have me banged up. Charles died soon after one of the attempts to imprison me – along with Patient F – had failed when we were acquitted in Court despite the best efforts of NHS perjurers. See post ‘A Solicitor’s Letter From North East Wales MIND’.

Adrian Stephen and his wife Karin were among the first British psychoanalysts. Stephen was the youngest of four children and the death of his father Leslie Stephen in 1904 resulted in the four siblings moving to Bloomsbury and their house there became the nucleus of the Bloomsbury Set. Stephen was also a half-brother of George and Gerald Duckworth, both of whom Virginia Woolf and her sister Vanessa Bell later accused of sexually abusing them when they were children and teenagers.

George Duckworth’s grandson Anthony Nicholas George Duckworth-Chad of Pynkney Hall, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, is a landowner and City of London businessman. He is Chairman of the Governing Body of Gresham’s School, Holt, Vice-President of the Anglers’ Conservation Association, Trustee of the Country Land and Business Association Charitable Trust and Trustee of the Rudhams Playing Fields Trust. In 1992, Duckworth-Chad was appointed High Sheriff of Norfolk and serves, or did serve, as Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk.

Duckworth-Chad’s great-uncle Gerald Duckworth founded the London publishing firm of Duckworth & Co. Duckworth-Chad agreed to become the heir of his great-uncle’s widow with the stipulation that he would add her maiden name, Chad, to his own.

In 1970, Duckworth-Chad married (Elizabeth) Sarah Wake-Walker, a granddaughter of the seventh Earl Spencer. They have three children, James Anthony de L’Etang Duckworth-Chad (born 1972), William George Christopher (1975) and Davina Alice (1978). Duckworth-Chad’s wife, Elizabeth Wake-Walker, was a first cousin of Diana, Princess of Wales and he is also reported to be a close friend of Carlo. His son James was Equerry to Lilibet, 2001-04 and his daughter Davina is a friend of her second cousins William and Harry, both of whom attended her marriage to Tom Barber at Pynkney Hall on 25 September 2004.

 

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Anthony Duckworth-Chad was a cousin of Auberon Waugh, Bron having written for the Eye himself back in the days when it was dominated by Tory public schoolboys – Shrewsbury School, where Sir Charles Evans, Michael Heseltine and many other paedophiles’ friends were educated – Richard Ingrams and John Wells, as well as their pal Candida Lycett Green, the daughter of John Betjeman and who employed Ronnie Waterhouse as a libel reader. Candida, her family and network of friends and colleagues contained numerous people who knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring, including some very posh people. Betjeman was of course big in the Church of England as well as being a friend of Harold Wilson’s wife. See post ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’ for details of the wider network.

 

Adrian Stephen was educated at Westminster School. Among his romantic liaisons was his affair with the artist Duncan Grant, which led to Grant’s introduction to Stephen’s sister Vanessa Bell, with whom he would eventually have a (rather unusual) romance. Adrian attended Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1914 Stephen married Karin Costelloe, by then a Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge.

Stephen was a conscientious objector during WW I, like many other members of the Bloomsbury Set and, with Costelloe, lived out the war working on a farm in Essex. Early in the war Adrian Stephen was active in the Union of Democratic Control, then later was Honorary Treasurer of the National Council Against Conscription.

Towards the end of WW I, Adrian and Karin became interested in psychoanalysis. They trained after contacting Ernest Jones and were both analysed initially by James Glover; Adrian and Karin qualified in the late 1920s. Adrian completed his analysis with Ella Freeman Sharpe.

Adrian Stephen became deeply involved in anti-Fascist activity in the 1930s. In WW II Stephen became so angered by the Nazis’ brutality and anti-semitism that he abandoned his pacifist stance of the previous war and volunteered to become an army psychoanalyst in 1939, at the age of 57. Active in promoting reforms in the British Psychoanalytical Society, 1942-44, Stephen became Scientific Secretary of the Society (1945–47) and took over the job of Editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis from James Strachey in 1946. Adrian Stephen died in 1948, but north Wales bore the brunt of the legacy of his friend and colleague James Strachey, along with Adrian’s family and network.

James Beaumont Strachey (26 September 1887, London – 25 April 1967) was a member of the Middle Group of analysts. Strachey, along with his wife Alix, translated the works of Freud into English and it is this that made Strachey so influential. His influence continued after his death, he was a huge figure in analysis.
James Strachey was the son of Lt-Gen Sir Richard Strachey and Lady (Jane) Strachey. His parents had thirteen children, of whom ten lived to adulthood.

James was educated at Hillbrow prep school in Rugby and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took over the rooms used by his older brother Lytton Strachey. At Cambridge, Strachey fell deeply in love with the poet Rupert Brooke, who did not return his affections. He was himself pursued by mountaineer George Mallory, conceding to Mallory’s sexual advances. George Mallory died on Everest in 1924, but his fellow climbers who lived longer influenced the next generation of mountaineers (see post ‘Dr Adrianne Reveley – A Loving Tribute’), which included Top Doctor Sir Charles Evans, the Principal of UCNW (Bangor University), 1958-84, while UCNW facilitated Dafydd’s trafficking gang. Charles Evans’s friend Anne McCandless was another Top Doctor who, like Sir Charles, was rather more interested in mountaineering than she was in being a Top Doctor; Anne McCandless knew about the paedophile/trafficking ring as well, as did many of her colleagues and friends (see post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’).

James Strachey had an affair with economist John Maynard Keynes.

Strachey was a conscientious objector during WW I. He was Assistant Editor of ‘The Spectator’ – the Editor was the father of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s wife Amabel – and a member of the Bloomsbury Set. James married Alix Sargant Florence in 1920. Alix was born in Nutley, New Jersey in the US. Her brother, Professor Philip Sargant Florence, became an economist and married the birth control activist Lella Faye Secor. Philip lectured at Cambridge University and then became Professor of Commerce at the University of Birmingham where he remained until his retirement in 1955. By the 1970s, the University of Birmingham housed Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass and was part of the hub of civic corruption in the West Midlands. Philip lived until 1982 to fight on behalf of the network of corruption.

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Philip Sargant Florence was a friend of Robert Dudley Best, the British manufacturer deeply involved with the Modern design movement in and immediately after the interwar years. Robert took over Best & Lloyd, his father’s light industrial engineering works in Birmingham, having previously trained as a metal designer at art school in Dusseldorf. Robert Best designed the Bestlite, an iconic Bauhaus-styled desk lamp that remains in production and was used by Winston Churchill in Whitehall. Best was an early apostle of the posture therapist F.M. Alexander of the Alexander technique, campaigned for better art-school education for industrial apprentices, and was a founder of the Common Wealth Party in 1942. Best’s social circle included a group of Birmingham artists and intellectuals associated with Birmingham University.

Robert Bluglass:

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Previous posts discussed Trevor Tunstall, an architect who worked on the Bull Ring in Birmingham and who’s later years were wrecked by Tony Francis and Dafydd’s gang. Previous posts eg. ‘The Wind Of No Change’ have provided a bit of background on some of those in public life in Birmingham who managed to not notice a great deal.

Robert Best was alive until 1984 to keep the flag of Dafydd et al flying. He mentored the economist Hilde Behrend, known for her research into industrial relations and the motivational differences between workers. Hilde Behrend was born in Berlin to a Jewish family. In 1936 Behrend moved to London and in 1941 she began studying at the LSE, graduating in 1944.

Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law Ralph studied at the LSE just before WW II. During the 1940s and 50s, the LSE hosted people like Professors Richard Titmuss and Brian Able-Smith who designed the post-war British welfare state, including the NHS. See previous posts. Their design served the most disadvantaged citizens very, very poorly, it was no more than a charter for serious abuse and neglect but no-one ever dared admit this and most people still won’t, unless they are on the right and want to use it to justify privatisation.

 

 

After graduating, Hilde taught German and French at a grammar school, before starting work as a research assistant for Philip Sargant Florence. Behrend completed her PhD at Birmingham University, before moving to Edinburgh University in 1954, to take up a post at the new social sciences research centre led by Professor John Macmurray. Hilde remained at Edinburgh for the whole of her academic career.

Behrend’s research focused primarily on labour and industrial relations, in particular the interrelationships between economics and psychology in understanding how people operate at work. She also came up with the ‘blue Monday index’ which measures the difference between Monday’s and Friday’s absence rates and how these voluntary absence varied by types of worker.

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Compare the idle sods above with this hardworking high achieving professional:

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Sir Charles Evans – famous mountaineer who was indeed a member of the first team to conquer Everest. He was working as a neurosurgeon on Merseyside at the time and Evans spending far more time exploring the Himalayas than being in the operating theatre was a standing joke. Evans eventually was forced to give up neurosurgery because he had done so little operating he was dangerous. So he was transferred to another surgical speciality instead. Charles continued his adventures up mountains. And with his job as a Top Doctor even though he often wasn’t there. Evans’s friend Anne McCandless had a similarly relaxed attitude to her day job as a Top Doctor.
Another highly paid person on good terms with Sir Charles, who never even pretended to fulfil his NHS contract because he knew that he didn’t have to, no-one was ever going to take any action. Dafydd wasn’t exploring the Himalayas, he was holding ‘private sex therapy clinics’ among other things. Including giving evidence to Parliamentary Committees on matters healthcare (see eg. post ‘Feet In Chains’), while investigations and inquiries were being held into the organised abuse in north Wales which he was facilitating:
Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

 

Hilde pegged out in Jan 2000, one month before the Waterhouse Report was published, so she was around for many years to let us all know how to motivate the labouring classes, while she and her mates took a day off whenever it pleased them because they all had tenured posts in universities which made it nigh on impossible to sack them no matter how seriously they disgraced themselves.

 

Alix Strachey attended Bedales School, as did Dafydd’s mate the corrupt Top Doctor Adrianne Reveley, numerous other Top Docs and alumni who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring and of course Ma’am Darling’s children (see post ‘Dr Adrianne Reveley – A Loving Tribute’). After Bedales, Alix studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and Newnham College, Cambridge.

James and Alix moved to Vienna, where James began a psychoanalysis with Freud, of whom he was a great admirer. Freud asked the couple to translate some of his works into English, and this became their lives’ work. Looking back forty years later at this turning-point, Strachey commented in a ‘disarming passage’ to his fellow analysts on his then qualifications as a psychoanalytic candidate, as compared to modern times: ‘A discreditable academic career with the barest of B.A. degrees, no medical qualifications…no experience of anything except third-rate journalism. The only thing in my favour was that at the age of thirty I wrote a letter out of the blue to Freud, asking him if he would take me on as a student’. James continued by saying that, having spent a couple of years in Vienna, “I got back to London in the summer of 1922, and in October, without any further ado, I was elected an associate member of the [Psycho-Analytical] Society. … A year later, I was made a full member. So there I was, launched on the treatment of patients, with no experience, with no supervision, with nothing to help me but some two years of analysis with Freud”.

It was Freud who decided that “the Stracheys should become members (full) of the Society. … To be sure their conflicts have not been decided, but we need not wait so long, we can only instigate the processes which has to be fed by the factors of life”.

Freud’s enthusiasm in embracing the Stracheys is interesting. Freud certainly did embrace people who weren’t Top Doctors unlike some other analysts who were also Top Doctors themselves, but there must have been a positive stampede in the direction of Freud at the time when the Stracheys approached him. It was the Stracheys whom Freud was keen to have on board and whom he fast-tracked though. The Stracheys of the Bloomsbury Set, a circle choc full of influential, well-connected people yet who were considered by many to be rather disreputable…

James and Alix thus both become practising analysts; James subsequently began publishing his own original articles; and the two of them (in collaboration with Ernest Jones and Joan Riviere) began translating Freud’s works in earnest, as well as writings by a number of other European psychoanalysts. Their translation of Freud’s works remains the standard edition of Freud’s works to this day.

While the Stracheys were instrumental in encouraging Melanie Klein to come to England to pursue her analytic discoveries, both remained loyal to Freud at the same time and stood as part of the Middle Group between the proponents of Melanie Klein and of Anna Freud.

While accepting that “Strachey’s translation was also an act of interpretation and it has not been hard to find spots where he went astray”, the fact remains that “Freud was delighted with the work Strachey succeeded in doing”; whilst even into the 21st century “the German editions have relied on Strachey’s editorial apparatus, which should be a testimony to what he accomplished”.

James is mentioned in the text of Michael Holroyd’s biography of Lytton Strachey and in the introduction to the 1971 Penguin edition and the 1994–95 revised edition. James was the literary executor for his brother Lytton, so Holroyd saw James and Alix frequently over the five years from 1962 that he was researching and writing the first edition (published in 1967–68) of his biography of Lytton.

 

Sir Clough Williams-Ellis of Llanfrothen/ Croesor married Amabel Strachey. The Stracheys are a huge family and many have very similar names so trying to get to grips with the whole network is taking me quite some time. However, they all held influential positions in art/culture/literature/politics, they were on hand to assist each other and in turn they were friends with/sexual partners of/married to numerous other people who held influential positions in the arts, politics etc.

Lytton Strachey was the founder of the Bloomsbury Set and it was Lytton who was famously excessive sexually, although quite a few of Lytton’s friends and relatives worked hard to keep up with Lytton in that particular field. Not so long ago Radio 4 ran a comedy series satirising the Bloomsbury Set, ‘Gloomsbury’ and a friend of mine remarked that ‘Gloomsbury’ was ridiculous and infantile; however another friend who was au fait with what the Bloomsbury Set got up to loved it and maintained that it was spot on in terms of the excesses and petty jealousies and squabbles of a hugely self-indulgent network of people.

Amabel had immediate links to some of the Stracheys with a saner reputation than Lytton; her father John St Loe Strachey ws the Editor of ‘The Spectator’ which is how Amabel got a job writing for that publication and her brother Evelyn John St Loe Strachey aka John Strachey was a Labour MP and Minister in Clement Attlee’s Gov’t. However some of the extended family were involved with the organised abuse of children and vulnerable people and the family’s influence ensured that there were no repercussions, including for their associates in north Wales. Members of the Bloomsbury Set also attended universities famous for recruiting spies during the pre-WW II years who later were outed as double agents, including Cambridge. Previous posts have provided specific details of some examples, including those reaching right into Dafydd’s gang eg. Goronwy Rees, who served as Principal of Aberystwyth University in the 1950s.

The presence of Clough, Bertrand Russell and their friends in south Gwynedd undoubtedly was hugely advantageous to Dafydd and the gang. The original stars of the show in Croesor from the 1950s/60s have virtually all died now, but their children and grandchildren are still with us doing the ‘how very dare you’ bit should anyone try to expose the extent of the fuckwittery…

Patient F who was targeted in a major way by Dafydd et al came from a middle class family in Surrey and spent his young life with artists, rockers and alternative people, some of whom later became famous…

I have only just discovered that the Stracheys began as Somerset nobility before their mycelia found its way into the rest of the UK.

 

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Sir Clough studied at the Slade School of Art; as did Alix Strachey and Sir Kyffin Williams, Anglesey’s eminent artist who never married and wasn’t blessed with children.

 

 

One of the Specialist Advisers to the Select Health Committee in 1997-98 was Chris Davies, Director of Somerset Social Services. Not only did Somerset contain a number of people who knew what was happening to me in north Wales at that time along with a group of Tory and Lib Dem MPs who capitalised on it politically eg. Tom King, Paddy Ashdown, John Biffen etc (see previous posts), but there was also a trafficking ring operating in the Bridgwater area with links to Dafydd’s gang. Somerset Social Services was in a very bad way and not long after Chris Davies served as the Specialist Adviser, things began to fall apart and Somerset had to give up any pretensions that it was running a functioning social care or mental health service. I knew that there were major problems in Somerset when Chris was dispensing his advice; I knew of unsuitable people who had been passed to provide paid care for vulnerable people, I knew of Top Doctors who were concealing wrongdoing and abuse, I knew of psych patients who were being abused and neglected and I knew of a child sex offender who seemed to enjoy protection from high places, despite the police being in hot pursuit of him.

 

I need to nominate another person as a member of the Vermin Club, a man who had escaped my attention until someone e mailed me the other day. Introducing Professor Peter Elwood, an epidemiologist of Cardiff University. Peter Elwood goes back many years, he was a colleague of Archie Cochrane who featured in earlier blog posts. Archie Cochrane worked in south Wales when Dafydd’s gang was embryonic and he was a colleague of Professor Kenneth Rawnsley, who held the fort at Cardiff University for decades, reassuring everyone that standards and care in Dafydd’s Denbigh Dungeon were good and that Dafydd et al were providing high quality training for Top Doctors and Angels. See post ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’ Kenneth also loyally trained numerous mad, abusive Top Docs himself, including Tony Francis. Whenever I become forgetful and compare what Rawnsley said was happening in psychiatry in Wales with what everyone knew was happening and ask myself ‘how did they get away with this?’, I soon remember the words ‘George Thomas’. It explains a great deal. Including this:

The Baroness Morgan of Ely
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Archie Cochrane promoted robust science but for some reason he did not ensure that his junior colleagues followed his recommendations. Rawnsley et al continued to make it up as they went along. Archie also publicised the fact that rigorous analysis had demonstrated quite clearly that in the case of the younger people in a patient population under study, Top Docs were definitely doing something that was killing them. Very wisely, no other Top Doc dared follow up Archie’s surprising finding, although no-one demonstrated that he was wrong on this matter. See previous posts for further details re Archie Cochrane.

A 2016 online article published by Cardiff University boasted of the many achievements of Peter Elwood:

Elwood specialises in preventative medicine; from heart disease to stroke, and recently cancer. Implementing the first set of randomised clinical trials and evidence based medicine has been the backbone of his scientific research. In an extraordinary study, the effects of aspirin on platelets (cells in the blood) and heart disease was investigated in Caerphilly. Pioneering evidence based medicine, a long term study involving over 2,500 men was set up. The study lasted 35 years and provided data on a variety of factors affecting health and disease and was published in the Lancet.

The study was majorly successful and hit the headlines. Elwood was part of the team that found that a low dose of aspirin has beneficial effects for patients whom have had a heart attack or stroke, providing many indicators of health and disease. 

Hasn’t someone just demonstrated that low dose aspirin doesn’t confer such benefits after all??

Going beyond the study of cardiovascular diseases, it has relevance for nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, coining the phrase, ‘better than any pill.’ The study highlight the importance of following a healthy lifestyle: resulting in a 60 per reduced risk of heart disease and stroke. Since the release, this work has attracted much attention in medical science. Prof Elwood led the Medical Research Council in Wales and has contributed immensely to our current understanding of epidemiology and medical practice.

Informing the public on health promotion brings a chance to improve the health of this generation. How to a healthy life is a widely discussed topic in the media, and these studies have provided information on factors which affect a healthy life. Elwood strives to prolong disease free survival. By studying the mechanisms of disease and conducting randomised evidence based trials, it has been possible to explore factors which impact health and disease.

The British Medical Journal featured the study as one of the 50 most quoted medical research articles. The data collected is used by the team, and also collaborating colleagues. To build upon this knowledge, genetic analysis can be carried out and UK BIOBANK has been set up, which aims to ‘improve the health of future generations.’

Elwood continues to work on elucidating important factors of health and disease. Currently, he is working on cancer and dementia. Our society still has questions about epidemiology which ensure research continues.

Clinical practice relies on evidence to advance the study of medicine. Trials utilising the principals of evidence based medicine, which were first introduced by Prof Elwood and colleagues, provide immense understanding of epidemiology.

 

Perhaps Peter could answer a few questions that I’ve had for some time and which if answered will provide immense understanding of the endemic corruption in medicine and in particular the uniting of even very eminent Top Docs in the face of Any Challenge To Dafydd.

Peter, your name appeared as someone who ‘provided helpful advice and support’ to the authors of the paper ‘Gastric Cancer In Gwynedd. Possible Links With Bracken’: O.P. Galpin; C.J. Whitaker, Rh. Whitaker; and J.Y. Kassab, which was published in the ‘British Journal of Cancer’, 1990; 61, pp 737-740.

You will remember that the authors of that paper claimed to have made a massive breakthrough re gastric cancer and that upon publication the paper was the centre of worldwide media attention. Days later, it was quietly admitted that there were ‘flaws’ in the research and no-one mentioned the paper again. As I explained in my post ‘They Think It’s All Over – It Is Now’, the ‘flaws’ were indeed mighty; a sample size of THREE for the control group and not all members of the sample had gastric cancer…

The authors of the paper were associates of Dafydd’s who worked at UCNW and Ysbyty Gwynedd. Some of them were responsible for teaching stats to undergrads and postgrads at UCNW/Bangor University and some of them went on to become leading healthcare researchers and clinical trials leaders in Wales. After they had published this load of cobblers. One of the authors was the father of a Top Doctor at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

As if this wasn’t enough, Sir Richard Doll had ‘advised’ on this heap of manure and had not spotted the ‘flaws’ or that the ‘team’ were a gang of fools closely linked to a gang of paedophiles.

Would you please tell me Peter, why one of the biggest names in epidemiology in the world – Richard Doll – was prepared to be associated with this and why no-one asked him that after the paper was discredited? Can you also explain how this rubbish ever made it through the peer-review process to publication?

Previous blog posts discuss the backgrounds of everyone involved in this sorry affair – except for Peter Elwood, because I couldn’t find out who he was when I was writing those posts – including the editors of the ‘British Journal of Cancer’.

That paper was published and received world wide media attention at the very time that Tony and Sadie Francis had perjured themselves – with the full knowledge of the MDU and their barrister Sir Robert Francis QC (see post ‘The Sordid Role Of Sir Robert Francis QC’) – in an attempt to have me imprisoned. As a result I was forced out of my career in medical research, which had never involved publishing lies and subsequently appeared in a press article, as the subject matter of ‘Scientist In Court’. That’ll have been HONEST scientist in court as a result of perjury, who’d blown the whistle on a whole pyramid of abuse and crime facilitated by Top Doctors…

‘The British Journal of Cancer’ maintained that the original article was submitted in 1988. Is that true Peter? If so, when it was returned for redrafting, why did the bullshit remain in the article? Or was that article hastily concocted and published to coincide with the Scientist Appearing In Court?

Thatch had just been deposed when that journal article appeared and I was on the verge of being carted off in a Black Maria… Remember the Tory leadership contest?? All contenders were concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd’s part in it. John Major triumphed…

After I left my job at St George’s, the people who helped force me out were caught in a huge research fraud scandal. Including Geoffrey Chamberlain, who was a pal of Sir George Pinker, the Royal Gynaecologist who delivered William and Harry, who ignored Diana’s distress during her pregnancies and who nearly fucked up William’s delivery in a big way. See previous posts.

Diana knew about Sir Peter Morrison and a lot more besides…

 

August 31, 1997, during the Waterhouse Inquiry:

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Yesterday there were reports that the IPPR and Dame Someone Or Other who held senior roles in NHS England has told Theresa that the extra £20 billion that has been vomited up for NHS England on top of the usual dosh Isn’t Enough To Avert A Crisis. I didn’t think that it would be.

I’ve got an idea Theresa. Why don’t you give me an Arts Council grant to form a Wimmin’s Theatre Company and I will tour the UK with my performance of Identifying With The Phallus? It’s what the founders of psychiatry used as the keystone of the whole discipline and I cannot possibly do more damage than they have done. I’ll be a great deal cheaper, I won’t kill witnesses to serious crime or give people soft tissue infections or produce iatrogenic illness. Neither will I run a trafficking gang. It’ll be a Wimmin’s Theatre Company because we all know that Wimmin Share and Don’t Bottle Things Up, but I’m not exclusionary, men will of course be welcome as will intersex people. There is however one man whom I would prefer to give us all a very wide berth: Uncle Harry’s nephew, who worked for the IPPR as did many of his mates…

Uncle Harry’s legacy Ed. Truly a Vermin Club. Not too impressive is it?

 

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Dr Adrianne Reveley – A Loving Tribute

In the comments following my post ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’, I provided a brief outline of a meeting that Brown and I had with Dr Adrianne Reveley, in Harley Street in approx 2011.

This was the short overview that I provided in the comment:

At one point, the lawyer who disappeared from my lawyer’s firm after I was threatened at gunpoint asked me to go for a independent psychiatric assessment. It was at the request of the Welsh Gov’t legal services after we raised the possibility of me suing the North West Wales NHS Trust when no one would meet us or settle, despite admissions of ‘serious failures’, ‘complete failure to provide care’ and ‘mistakes were made’.

The independent opinion was their choice of Top Doc, a Harley Street doc called Adrianne Reveley.

I took Brown with me. We sat in the Harley Street waiting room, after seeing those Low Paid Top Docs from Tommy’s driving along in their Rollers – yes there was a Rolls Royce parked outside of the building in which we were waiting. We were about the only Brits in there, everyone else looked as though they were from Middle Eastern states.

Then Reveley appeared. Saccharine smile, studiously soft ‘I’m a sensitive woman’ voice and in we went. Oh hilarious. I tried to tell her about the murder threats and the cars running me off the road. Adrianne raised an eyebrow and asked in her very soft sensitive voice if I really did think that these things had happened. Brown explained that he had been in the car on one of the occasions and yes, someone really had tried to run us off the Caernarfon bypass at 60 mph. Brown gave a full description of the incident and the car that had tried to kill us.

Adrianne then gave me a sensitive look and said that she’d like to ask me some questions that I might prefer to answer alone. I told her that Brown could hear anything she had to say, I had no secrets from Brown. Adrianne tried again.

‘It could be very very painful for you.’
‘It’s OK Adrianne, Brown can stay.’
‘But I want to ask you very very sensitive things, you really might prefer it if Professor Brown were to leave the room.’

Brown, ever the gentlemen, said ‘ooh it’s OK, I’ll go outside if you want me to.’

So I said to Brown ‘no Brown, you stay’. And I said to Adrianne, ‘Professor Brown stays. Professor Brown stays with me under all circumstances, throughout this whole interview.’

Sensitive Adrianne winced. She didn’t ask me any very very painful sensitive questions at all. She asked us what our next book was going to be about. And we told her. The NHS and the discourse of personal responsibility under neoliberalism of course…

The Assessment ended.

I have no idea what Adrianne said in her Report, but I can probably guess.

Everything fell apart when I was threatened with a gun and my lawyer scarpered.

Just to make it clear Adrianne, Brown was my bodyguard. Because when I was young and asked to go and see Top Doctors alone, I was sexually propositioned. On more than two occasions. When I complained I was called mad or a liar. Then I was threatened if I went in by myself. Or lies were told about what had happened during the consultation. I have been violently assaulted by Angels on more than four occasions and I know other patients, friends of mine, who have been violently or sexually assaulted by Angels and Docs.

So Brown was my bodyguard. Nothing is too painful or sensitive for his Male Ears to cope with, not even a silly patronising ruthless Lady Doctor simpering away in Harley Street. If I had ever taken part in the drug fuelled orgies that Dafydd et al recorded so diligently, I’d be quite happy to discuss them in front of Brown as well. In fact from what I’ve heard about myself, I think that Brown was at the said orgies as well, so obviously there wouldn’t be a problem discussing them, Brown could recall which one of us had had sex with the other 34 people and in what order, he’s got a good memory.

When I googled Adrianne the Sensitive Lady Doctor some time ago I could only find two references to cases in which she’d been involved. Adrianne had given evidence on behalf of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Top Doctor who had managed to miss Baby P’s broken back before Baby P died. Now I was told by an insider that the reason why that Top Doc missed Baby P’s broken back was that she never examined him…

Adrianne had also given evidence in support of a Top Doctor who was due to face a GMC fitness to practice hearing. Adrianne confirmed that he had such a phobia of appearing before the GMC that he should not be required to because of the danger to his mental health. The Top Doc was told that he would not have to face a GMC hearing. I expect that he cried when he told Adrianne about his phobia, it must have been so very painful for him.

Adrianne told Brown and I that when she was a consultant psychiatrist, Ben Goldacre was her junior Doc. Ben Goldacre is of course the psychiatrist who has made a name for himself exposing bad science and he’s done that very well. Ben has exposed much quackery. But the organised sexual abuse that psychiatry is colluding with on a massive scale? Ben hasn’t said a thing. Although he most certainly knows all about it.

I expect that it was all so painful that Ben couldn’t bear to discuss it, not even with Adrianne and her sensitive voice and Lady Doctor’s manner. Let alone write a book about it or publish an article in ‘The Guardian’. Of course if there was an attempt to murder Ben in the wake of him exposing what is going on, Adrianne will go all sensitive, ask him if he’s sure and then try and get the only other witness out of the room.’

 

Since I wrote those comments yesterday, a helpful person has sent me a you tube clip of Adrianne talking about the lovely time that she had when she was a pupil at Bedales School, 1961-66 – she was Adrienne Moore then – as well as a copy of the BEDALES ASSOCIATION & OLD BEDALIAN
NEWSLETTER 2018

https://www.bedales.org.uk/sites/default/files/OB%20Newsletter%202018%20print.pdf

What a mine of information that Newsletter is. Sadly Adrianne won’t be able to read the comments on this blog about her because mercifully she died in May last year. With Adrianne being so highly regarded and a full-on member of the Old Bedalians various associations, the Newsletter provides a touching obituary for Adrianne. It certainly illuminates the encounter that Brown and I had with her and it might explain why I was confronted with a gun after I met Adrianne:

Unusually for a Bedalian, Adrianne’s roots were in a Derbyshire
coal-mining village,

There was a long-standing abuse ring in Derbyshire which had linked up with Dafydd’s gang in north Wales by the early 1970s. John Jillings, who led the Jillings Investigation, was the former Director of Social Services for Derbyshire. When Jillings reported in 1996, he admitted that the abuse of children in care in Clwyd since 1974 had been serious, extensive, inexcusable and that organised abuse had probably been in existence in north Wales at least as long ago as the 1940s or 50s. Jillings refused to say whether he believed that a paedophile ring with links to locations outside of north Wales was in operation. The Jillings Report was made available to no-one but Clwyd County Council’s insurers and their legal advisers, as a result of the legal advice provided to the Council’s insurers, Municipal Mutual, who also insured the North Wales Police. The man who provided that legal advice was Michael Beloff QC, a colleague of Cherie Booth and a friend of Cherie’s and Miranda’s. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’

Other links to Derbyshire that I have discussed in this blog include the 1989 death of the actor Kevin Lloyd (Tosh Lines in ‘The Bill’) as a result of neglect and indifference when Kevin was a patient in a clinic for alcoholism and the suspicious death of his brother Terry, an ITN journo reporting from Iraq in 2003. Both the Lloyds grew up in Derbyshire and had knowledge of the abuse ring. The Lloyds’ father had grown up in north Wales, joined the police force and relocated to serve in the police force in Derbyshire. He had died himself when his sons were quite young in a suspicious road accident. See post ‘That’s Entertainment’.

Edwina Currie, the Tory MP for South Derbyshire, 1983-97, was a DoH Minister when organised abuse and criminality in the NHS and mental health services in north Wales and elsewhere was facilitated by Civil Service mandarins and concealed at the highest levels of Gov’t, as well as when Jimmy Savile was appointed the general manager of Broadmoor Hospital. See posts ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’, ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’ and ‘Rejoice!’. Edwina’s published Diaries include entries in which she notes that it is well-known that Sir Peter Morrison is a ‘noted pederast’ and that her and Theresa Gorman had a discussion on one occasion in the early 1990s which led to Edwina feeling ‘frightened’ at what might be done to conceal a major scandal in the Tory Party which Tories fear may explode imminently. See previous posts.

Edwina grew up in a Jewish family in Liverpool, part of Dafydd’s empire.

Some staff who abused children in north Wales had previously worked with children in Derbyshire.

 

from where her father rose to become a leading
pathologist. Her future medical career had family foundations.

Adrianne’s dad was a Top Doctor who would have known what was happening in Derbyshire and any links with other regions.

He was sufficiently successful to be able to send his daughter to Bedales in 1961 aged 13 years.

A Top Doctor earning a lot of money then, not just a bog standard Top Doc. Bedales did not and does not come cheap. We could ask how Dr Moore earned so much and why he chose Bedales for his daughter. Bedales had a reputation for being a school for posh, rich, slightly bohemian people. It wasn’t actually radical like Summerfield or Dartington Hall, but it was popular with luvvies, arty and literary folk and privileged people who liked to think that they were a bit edgy. Ma’am Darling and Lord Snowdon sent both of their children to Bedales. Ma’am Darling was a patient of Top Doctors Ann and Peter Dally, who throughout the 1970s, 80s and for a few years after that were selling class A drugs to any patient with enough money to pay and concealing crime with helpful Court reports. Ann Dally was assisted in flogging drugs by the corrupt Home Office mandarin Bing Spear, who provided the same service for Dafydd. See post ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’. Bing and Peter Morrison both died in July 1995, four days apart. Lord Snowdon was from a Welsh family with a well-known lawyer, Top Doctor and an educationalist in it who visited the family seat near Caernarfon. Snowdon was bisexual and used rent boys. In old age Snowdon had a relationship with Marjorie Wallace, a Sunday Times journo who provided an umbrella for Dafydd et al when they were in greatest need, after I wrote to Marj telling her what Dafydd and the gang were doing. See post ‘One Dangerous Fucker’.

 

Over the next five years she enjoyed herself to such an extent that she formed a lifelong attachment to the school.

Some former pupils of Bedales have spoken of having a great time there. Others have alleged that behind the image of a liberal ‘permissive’ boarding school was a serious problem of sexualised bullying, with assaults and even rapes common and the teachers being fully aware of this but ignoring it. Sexualised bullying in schools is endemic, particularly in boarding schools and it was taking place in the comprehensive school that I attended in Bridgwater. But the people that I went to school with were not the children of the Royal Family and very few of them ended up in positions as adults where they could conceal links to a VIP sex abuse ring. I have blogged about the information that I’ve been given stating that there was a ring in Somerset targeting kids in Bridgwater, but we were just fodder, most of us we weren’t seen as kids who would be able to facilitate or conceal that ring when we were adults. Unless, like Brown and me and just a few of our former classmates, we had relatives involved in politics and we somehow got to university. Bedales however educated huge numbers of future artists, journos, luvvies, musicians, lawyers, Top Docs, politicians…

 

Whatever else she did there, it is worth noting that it was where she first fleetingly met Terence O’Sullivan, whom she was to marry some 30 years later, when he visited as part of a Winchester College athletics team.

I don’t know which Terence O’ Sullivan Adrianne met and later married, but like Bedales, Winchester College is an expensive public school in Hampshire. Winchester is more staid than Bedales and it has educated loads and loads of members of the ‘establishment’; senior officers in the Forces, churchmen, peers, judges, politicians, barristers, scientists, Top Doctors and in more recent years journos, film directors, media executives etc. When I quickly scanned the list of notable old Wykehamists, I recognised many names as being of those whom I know concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring as well as the criminality of Dafydd and the gang and I have blogged about many of them. Whereas a good proportion of Bedales former pupils turn up in leftie circles, Old Wykehamists are less likely to do so. Jeremy Corbyn’s right hand man Seumas Milne is an old Wykehamist who has been subjected to much derision for being an old Trot.

 Winchester College takes sport seriously and as well as the usual games that are played at posh boys’ schools, at Winchester Rackets is also played. Should the same person be Captain of Lord’s and Captain of Rackets, he is known as “Lord of Lords and Prince of Princes”, in allusion to Prince’s Club in London. The “Winchester Ice Club” was formed in 1904 by R.L.G. Irving; amongst its first members was George Mallory, who died on Everest in June 1924.

Some members of the 1924 British Mount Everest expedition; Mallory is highlighted
 George Mallory was born and grew up in Cheshire, although he went to school in Eastbourne and then to Winchester College. Mallory’s father was a clergyman from Cheshire and his mother was from Derbyshire. Mallory went to Magdalene College, Cambridge. There he became good friends with future members of the Bloomsbury Set, including Rupert Brooke, John Maynard Keynes, James Strachey and Lytton Strachey. Sir Clough Williams-Ellis who owned the Brondanw estate at Llanfrothen/Croesor married Amabel Strachey and throughout the middle years of the 20th century, friends and relations of the Bloomsbury Set stayed in cottages on the Brondanw estate, often for lengthy periods or had second homes there. The locals in the area were suffering badly at the hands of Dafydd’s gang and before Dafydd, Gwynne the lobotomist’s gang. See eg. post ‘The Village’. The Welsh Bloomsbury Set knew what Dafydd and Gwynne were up to but weren’t usually on the receiving end. In fact Bertrand Russell found unscrupulous Top Doctors most helpful when dealing with all those mad relatives that he was saddled with who kept claiming that he was shagging their wives or molesting them. See previous posts eg. ‘So Who Was Angry About What?’
Sir Charles Evans, the Principal of UCNW, 1958-84, when Dafydd and the gwerin were using the institution to run a trafficking ring, was a member of the first successful Everest team in 1953. Evans was also a Top Doctor who had worked on Merseyside. Although Mallory pre-dated Evans, Evans was mates with a whole network of climbers – many of whom were also Top Doctors (see post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’) and could trace his climbing and mentoring pedigree back to Mallory.
There were a number of climbers in north Wales who colluded with Dafydd’s gang and one female mental health patient who was sexually exploited and scandalously neglected by first the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and then the Hergest Unit – she was destitute the last time that I saw her in 2011 – was a close relative of a very well-known mountaineer. Everyone knew who her family were but she had been dumped with Dafydd and forgotten about while the UK media produced flattering features about her famous relative.
Lords of the Rackets Ancient and Modern:

 

George Mallory
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The Lord Howe of Aberavon
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The motto of Winchester College – and New College, Oxford, that production line for members of the security services – is ‘Manners makyth man’. Don’t worry about the serious organised crime Lord Geoffrey, just remember to pass the port in the correct direction. Geoffrey and his Lady wife Elspeth were close lifelong friends of Sir Ronnie and Lady Waterhouse.

A 1579 wall-painting of The Trusty Servant by the poet John Hoskins hangs outside of the college kitchen at Winchester. It depicts a mythical creature with the body of a man, the head of a pig, its snout closed with a padlock, the ears of a donkey, the feet of a stag and holding working tools in his left hand. It is accompanied by allegorical verses on the virtues that pupils of the college were supposed to have. The college arms are shown in the background.

“The Trusty Servant” is also the name of a magazine published for Old Wykehamists.

The Trusty Servant: 19th-century print

 

Discovering that one of Dafydd’s gang’s principal umbrellas had such close links to Hampshire has reminded me of a conversation that I had with Dr D.G.E. Wood in the 1980s, when he was doing all that he could to shaft Brown and me but before we had realised that. Wood casually remarked one day that he had noticed from an ancient note on my medical records that for a while when I was little I lived in Overton and he was wondering if that was Overton-on-Dee because that was his favourite village. I had no idea that Info Was Being Gathered so I explained that no, it was Overton in Hampshire. I have blogged previously about me living near Lord Denning, Overton’s most famous resident – Lord Denning came from Hampshire and lived at Overton for decades – but I didn’t mention to Wood that I lived near Lord Denning and that I used to play with his dog etc. Wood never returned to the subject again and until now I presumed that the past proximity of people related to me to Lord Denning would have been the reason for Wood’s enquiries about Overton. However I wonder if he was thinking Bedales and Winchester as well? Dafydd and the gang drummed up support from all corners of the globe to silence Brown and me, I’m sure that the Paedophile Gang In Distress signal was sent out to Bedales and Winchester too.

Winchester College has educated a very great many people who later achieved influence and fame in a variety of fields, quite a few of whom have featured on this blog previously. Old Boys include:

Christopher Miles, film director

Richard Williamson, controversial bishop

Christopher Miles, film director

Anthony Gifford, 6th Baron Gifford, barrister

Richard Stagg, ambassador

Joss Whedon, film director

After Bedales, she studied medicine at Trinity College, Dublin, which was in
many ways returning home, because her family had moved to Ireland when
she was very young. Here again she chanced to meet the inadvertently
persistent Mr O’Sullivan, who, not surprisingly, had Irish connections.

The late Professor Fergus Lowe, who built his empire at Bangor University entirely on his knowledge of the crimes of Dafydd’s gang and the many who colluded with Dafydd et al, was a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. Fungus arrived at the Dept of Psychology at UCNW at the end of the 1960s to do his PhD. In later life Fungus enjoyed telling people that when he graduated he wanted to either be a film director or a psychologist and the pull of psychology won. See previous posts. I do not believe that Fungus turned down a future career as Stephen Spielberg to do a PhD in a semi-derelict building in Bangor with four or five clueless idiots – which was what the Dept of Psychology in Bangor was before Fungus overthrew Dafydd years later and took over – working under Dafydd’s wing while they built up a people trafficking business. John Allen and Dafydd began investing in children’s homes in north Wales in 1968 and business soon boomed because their mates eg. John Tilley had been preparing the ground since the mid-1960s (see post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’). Fungus either knew that Dafydd et al had a Cunning Plan and Fungus came over to join them or Fungus was so hopeless academically that he had to doss down with Dafydd et al for postgrad work.

Another key figure in facilitating the Wales arm of the Westminster Paedophile Ring was Dr Brian Gibbons, Labour AM for Aberavon, 1999-2011 and Health Minister in the Welsh Gov’t, 2005-07. Gibbons was born in Dublin and trained at NUI Galway. He relocated from Ireland to Calderdale in Yorkshire – the site of the ring with which Jimmy Savile was involved which had links to Dafydd et al – to train as a GP in 1976 and arrived in south Wales as a GP in the mid-1980s, at one point sharing a practice with Dr Julian Tudor Hart. See previous posts eg.’In Memoriam – Dr Julian Tudor Hart’ and ‘The Wind Of No Change’.

Gibbons’s father, Dr Hugh Gibbons, practised as a Top Doctor in Ireland and served as the Fianna Fail TD for Roscommon/south Leitrim, 1965-77. Hugh Gibbons studied medicine at University College, Galway. He moved to Keadue in North Roscommon in the mid 1940s. Gibbons’ wife Josephine (nee Lee) from Cootehall died shortly after his retirement in the late 1980s. Gibbons ‘loved the Keadue, Arigna and Ballyfarnon area’ and his Top Doctoring ‘brought him into close contact with the people of the area’. Gibbons was a local community activist in the Keadue area. He was an enthusiastic footballer when young and played for County Roscommon in the 1940s.

In addition to Brian the People Trafficker, Hugh Gibbons had three other sons, Luke, Conal and Hugh, as well as daughters JoAnn and Berna. Luke Gibbons is Professor of Irish Studies at Notre Dame University, Indiana, USA; Conal Gibbons is a District Court Judge in Ireland and Hugh Gibbons is a lecturer in Computer Science at Trinity College, Dublin. JoAnn is a Psychologist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA and Berna is a solicitor with Kevin Kilrane Solicitors in Mohill.

Do Brian the People Trafficker’s siblings know what he has been part of?

 

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has described the late Dr Hugh Gibbons as one of ‘Roscommon’s favourite sons‘. Ahern led the tributes when Hugh Gibbons died in Nov 2007, describing Gibbons as ‘one of Roscommon’s favourite sons’ who ‘in community life, in politics and in his profession…made a sizeable difference. He will be long remembered in his native county for the positive and generous role he played in its development’. The Taoiseach added that ‘Dr Gibbons was born in Strokestown in the seminal year of 1916 and as a young man he distinguished himself as both a sportsman and a scholar. As a community doctor and District Medical Officer in the Boyle area, Hugh was hardworking and a strong advocate of improved medical facilities. In this role, he helped countless families across Roscommon. Hugh will, of course, always be a hero to all football supporters. He won back-to-back All-Ireland medals in 1943 and 1944. That side contained some of the true greats of Gaelic Games – players of the of Jimmy Murray, Donal Keenan, Owensie Hoare…,” The Taoiseach went on to say that ‘in the 1960s, Dr Gibbons brought to politics the same qualities of loyalty, enthusiasm and dedication that he had previously shown as a doctor and as a footballer. ”

Hugh Gibbons stood for Fianna Fail in a by-election in 1964 and while he was not successful on that occasion, he established a solid base for the next General Election. In 1965, Hugh was elected to the Dail alongside his party colleague, Brian Lenihan. Hugh Gibbons retired at the dissolution of the Dáil in 1977. 

Another obituary stated: ‘The late Dr. Hugh Gibbons contribution to the GAA community and in particular to St. Ronan’s GAA community and in particular to St. Ronan’s GAA Club has been described as “immense” by the club’s Chairman. Mr Sean Martin, who took over from Dr. Gibbons as St. Ronan’s chairman in 1997, said that he had been “a pillar” in the local community. Dr. Gibbons co-founded St. Ronan’s GAA Club with Paddy Guihen from Arigna in the mid-fifties. Both men are the clubs’ joint-presidents. “He (Dr. Gibbons) was hugely devoted to the club’s underage structure. A lot of changes occurred during his time as chairman. I remember him in Ballyfarnon on cold Saturday mornings in his overcoat looking at various players. He was a great help to mentors and he was also a great man to go to games,” said Mr Martin. Dr Gibbons’s interest in younger players made him an inspirational figure within St. Ronan’s. In 2003 the club presented him with its inaugural Hall of Fame award to honour his dedication to the club’s cause. “He has been the backbone of the club for so long. He always followed the progress of our younger players and nothing would give him greater pleasure than seeing a St. Ronan’s player make any Roscommon team,” pointed out Mr Martin. The current chairman also praised Dr Gibbons’s ability to look after injured players at matches.” It didn’t matter where the player was from. If a player picked up a serious injury and Dr. Gibbons was present, he would always administer medical attention. All the hospital reports would later point our that the medical attention from Dr Gibbons at the scene was second to none,” he added.

Ah Brian the People Trafficker’s dad he was wonderful!

On the GAA front he won two All Irelands with Roscommon. The Fianna Fail Deputy said that Dr Gibbons was one of Roscommons’ favourite sons and served his county as a Dáil Deputy from 1965-1977. “He was a life long member of Fianna Fail and continued actively with the party at organisations level after he retired from national politics,” said Deputy Finneran.

Dr Gibbons had a great affinity and understanding of people and he was always promoting his locality. Deputy Finneran also recalled that Dr Gibbons had spent some time as a young doctor in his home parish of Ballyforann and he was full of praise for the time and advice which Dr Gibbons had given to him over the years. Deputy Finneran also explained that he had attended Summerhill College in Sligo with one of Dr Gibbon’s sons, Luke. “Dr Gibbons was originally from the Strokestown area but also became part of the community in the Keadue, having particular interest in the village of Keadue and its environs, the O’Carolan Harp Festival and St. Ronan’s GAA Club. “

The obituaries mention Dr Hugh Gibbons’ sisters Bridget, Betty and Dympna and their husbands and children. There is a massive extended family of Brian the People Trafficker across the water which stretches as far as Rutgers University in the US.

There are records of yet further tributes paid to the People Trafficker’s dad: Strokestown area Cllr Eugene Murphy has joined in the glowing tributes paid to the late Dr. Hugh Gibbons. Cllr Murphy who is also chairman of the Fianna Fáil group of councillor’s on Roscommon County Council, said that Dr. Gibbons was “an honourable man who had his finger on the pulse of the local community”. The late Dr. Hugh Gibbons was originally from the Ballybeg area of Strokestown where the family had a public house.

They’ll have known everyone.

Cllr Murphy noted that even though Dr Gibbons had retired from national politics in 1977 and medicine in the late 1980s he still remained committed to his passions, including of course, sport. “He never gave up his involvement in the GAA, politics or his work in the community. ….He noted that he was involved in many sectors of community life in Keadue most notable the O’Carolan Harp Festival, Tidy Towns and church renovation works”.

Cllr Murphy said that Dr. Gibbons believed in total honesty and he was the most sincere and honourable man. “He was a true representative of the people, he really knew what people wanted and needed.

Brian the People Trafficker was very keen on telling people what was good for them as the genocide continued in Wales…

He was highly respected across the political divide….said Cllr Murphy.

Well his son certainly wasn’t.

Perhaps Dr Hugh was very different to his vile son Brian the People Trafficker, but if he wasn’t, Hugh Gibbons’s enthusiasm for youth football could be very worrying in the wake of the recent convictions of football coaches and associated people for abusing youngsters.

One of the nastiest most abusive members of Dafydd’s gang with whom Gibbons colluded was the Gwynedd social worker Keith Fearns. For years Fearns was manager of the Bangor Ladies Football Club, who were nearly all social work students or newly qualified social workers and Fearns and the Ladies used to go touring in improbable places such as the former Eastern Bloc.

 

Another member of Dafydd’s gang was an Irish Angel, Bridget Lloyd, who was for many years a CPN in the Arfon Community Mental Health Team which was led by Fearns. Before joining Fearns and the thugs of the Arfon Team, Bridget assisted Dafydd’s gang in illegally detaining people in the psych wards of Ysbyty Gwynedd and refusing to let them leave until they’d been left alone in a room with Dafydd. Subsequent complaints would be met with yet more threats and illegal imprisonment.

One of Bridget’s finest hours was her complaint to the North Wales Police that F had sexually threatened her, that I had joined in and that she was so frightened of bumping into me in Bangor that she carried a personal alarm with her at all times lest I ‘attack’ her and ‘her young children’ and that if I was not imprisoned for these heinous crimes, Gwynedd Community Health Trust would provide a safe house for Bridget and her family. F and I were subsequently acquitted. I now have a copy of a memo sent by Bridget to her managers at the same time as she made her complaint to the police in which she states that she wasn’t frightened of me, that she’d only met me once and that was years ago and that she didn’t think that I’d recognise her if I saw her.

Illegal imprisonment, assisting horrible old traffickers in behaving improperly towards young women whom they had abducted and perjury was not the zenith of Bridget’s career though. That surely occurred when after Bridget had spent many, many months completely neglecting one of her patients, a farmer on Anglesey who was severely clinically depressed and who constantly told his wife that he was going to kill himself, Bridget and one of her pals finally went out to the farm and removed his shotgun. The farmer’s wife found him dead a few hours later, having shot himself with his other gun, which Bridget knew that he had and had left in his possession. At least everyone presumed that he had shot himself. He was dead and there was a gun at the scene. The farmer’s wife worked at Bangor University, in the School of Education, alongside all those former north Wales teachers who knew about the paedophile ring but have spent decades pretending that they didn’t, some of whom were married to/related to/friends with those we know and love and were involved with the attempt to force me out of teaching in 2002…

Ria Stanley, a senior Angel at the Hergest Unit, was also Irish. Ria wasn’t nasty and offensive a la Bridget, but she worked with the gang and she knew what they were doing. Ria used to constantly tell me to stop saying that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients because ‘it isn’t true’. Yes it was Ria and you knew that it was.

Ah when Irish eyes are firmly in denial!!!

When Mary Wynch was unlawfully imprisoned by Dafydd in Denbigh, she remembered a Dr Kieren Lynch from Ireland. Kieran Lynch was around in north Wales for quite a while after Mary won her case but then he disappeared.

 

From Dublin, [Adrianne] moved to America to train in psychiatry,

Anyone for Prof Wilfred Abse’s US network, the Wilf of the famous Abse family of sexual abusers who were based in south Wales and part of Dafydd’s gang (see post O Jones, O Jones)?

 

before returning to begin her long career at the Maudsley Hospital.

Adrianne would therefore have joined them all at the Maudsley in the mid-late 1970s. At the time the Maudsley was full of Dafydd’s mates, some of whom were every bit as mad and abusive as Dafydd (see eg. posts ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’ and ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy’). Dafydd’s former boss Dr Bob Hobson, who was one of those running the abuse network at the Maudsley, was at the Maudsley until 1974, when Bob relocated to Manchester and developed the abuse network there (see post ‘The Mentor). Tony Francis did a stint at the Maudsley in the mid 1970s and Professor Bob Woods also passed through the Maudsley. They both ended up as members of the gang in north Wales.

Professor Anthony Clare read medicine at University College Dublin and graduated in 1966, just before Adrianne arrived there. Clare subsequently worked at the Maudsley for many years and then with Dafydd’s other mates at Bart’s. Clare then returned to Trinity College, Dublin, subsequently worked at St Patrick’s Hospital Dublin and then at St. Edmundsbury Hospital in Lucan, County Dublin.

Anthony Clare was the go-to media tart for psychiatry throughout the 1980s and 90s and everyone thought that he was a lovely caring man. He didn’t let on that he knew about Dafydd and the gang, about the Westminster Paedophile Ring and about Jimmy Savile’s offending, even when he interviewed Edwina Currie and Jimmy Savile on ‘In The Psychiatrist’s Chair’. Clare obviously wasn’t tempted to question Savile on air about the rapes of sectioned psychiatric patients or the sexual assaults on boys at Bryn Estyn and other places yet, alone carry out a citizen’s arrest on Savile. Instead Clare let the stupid old git spout his usual drivel about being a pirate, about women giving him brain damage and about dry cleaning his dead mothers clothes so they’d be all nice for her years after her death. Clare should have given Adrianne a guest spot on Radio 4, she could have made sensitive noises at the old bastard.

Here he is, looking all sympathetic, a sort of chisel-jawed Adrienne:

Anthony Clare hosting After Dark in 1987.JPG

 

Clare suddenly stopped doing media work, just when he was having such a good time as well, in the early 1990s. He left London and returned to Ireland at about the same time. Why ever might that have been?

In Oct 2007 Anthony Clare died suddenly of a heart attack in Paris at the age of 64. Just like that.

 

Adrianne became a world-renowned researcher into schizophrenia.

So that is why the care and treatment for ‘schizophrenia’ is still so poor and the outcomes for so many people with that diagnosis so bleak. I don’t know what Adrianne was researching when she led the world, but it is acknowledged that there have been no substantial advances with regard to understanding anything about the ’causes’ of schizophrenia, even after all these years of people thrashing about in just about every trope possible. ‘Schizophrenics’ today are usually ‘treated’ in exactly the way that they were before Adrianne went to Bedales; they are given large doses of anti-psychotics, often exactly the same anti-psychotics that Gwynne the lobotomist and Dafydd gave them in 1959.

The process of the diagnosis of schizophrenia is often as flaky these days as it was before Adrianne led the world as well.

 

She was Lead Consultant within the National Psychosis Unit at the Maudsley,
where she offered a second opinion service for diagnostics, management and treatment difficulties for those with severe mental illness, including
the psychoses (eg, major depression, bipolar illness and schizophrenia).

Yes, I have read about that Unit. Part of the empire of Dafydd’s crazy Maudsley mates. The National Psychosis Unit was busy diagnosing severe mental illness in a whole variety of distressed people, including those who insisted on complaining of having been sexually abused as kids in care or within the psychiatric system. Adrianne did in that Unit exactly what she was asked to do by the Welsh Gov’t’s legal services when Brown and I popped into Harley Street to see her: she was offering second opinions on people who had complained about her colleagues, including Dafydd and the gang in north Wales.

She also ran a rehabilitation unit for patients with these disorders, and a
specialist women’s service.

The Wimmin’s Service at the Maudsley was extra-special, I have discussed it before on this blog but I didn’t realise that sensitive wincing Adrianne was in charge of it. The Wimmin’s Service was full of wimmin who had been sexually abused or exploited and one of the rehab wards is named after Jim Birley, one of the maddest and most dangerous pals of Dafydd’s from the Maudsley. Birley was linked to MIND when they were concealing Dafydd’s wrongdoing and he was a mate of Lord David Ennals, who as a Home Office and DHSS Minister and then Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1976-79, under Jim Callaghan, colluded with Dafydd’s gang. See previous posts. Jim Birley established various community services for mentally ill people in Southwark. Southwark Borough Council sent numerous kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales and continued to do so even after the most serious complaints, including that of a boy who was forced to have sex with men at gunpoint. The local Labour MP who knew about this and who was presiding over an utterly corrupt fiefdom was Lord Bob Mellish. See post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’.

It is always female traffickers who run services for trafficked Wimmin now, because the female traffickers Care and Wimmin prefer to talk to another woman. It’s why I was doubly weird and dangerous, because I always rated the Hergest whistleblower higher than his colleagues and he was in possession of testicles. Discussions were held about my Aggression and Hostility to Wimmin, who were Frightened Of Me. Except that they weren’t, as my documentation clearly shows, they were simply told to say that in police statements and in Court because the drunken thugs with knackers were beginning to look a little foolish with their allegations of someone with the body of a weak, feeble woman but clearly the heart and stomach of a king and of a King of England too, a really mad one at that, presenting a threat to their lives and limbs. The accounts of my Aggression and Hostility to Wimmin could be translated as ‘she is not as easily conned as the others, she knows that the Wimmin are accomplices and she’s a fucking feminist too, it’s getting very difficult’.

I expect that Adrianne had something to say about my lack of Female Bonding with her in that Report to the Welsh Gov’ts legal services. If only I had talked to Adrianne about my love of chocolate and massages and Evening Primrose Oil and how Men Don’t Understand and finding my G spot, we’d have got on splendidly. I could have asked Adrianne for her Top Tips on Boosting My Confidence when I have to talk in front of All The Men and other distressing life events which people like Lesley Griffiths had to overcome before they could become AMs and Welsh Gov’t Ministers while they ignored a vicious paedophile gang. See post ‘History Repeats Itself, First As Tragedy, Second As Farce’.

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When I used to work in the kitchen of the Snowdonia Parc pub, the landlady Julia, who was notorious for being fierce and difficult, maintained that she refused to employ male chefs because ‘all they do is scratch their balls and drink the beer’. Which I thought was quite a touching gender stereotype. I cannot imagine that Julia ever felt nervous talking in front of All The Men, which was probably why she was running a pub and not working as a Health Minister for the Welsh Gov’t.

 

Living in London again, one day she met a man walking a dog with its leg in plaster, with whom she paused to chat. Surely she realised from some distance that this was the inescapable Terence again. However, at this point, she was married to Michael Reveley and raising her family of two boys, Colin and Tom, both destined to become Bedalians.

I’m not sure to which Michael Reveley that Adrianne was married, but I think that it is the Michael Reveley who is a Prof of Psychiatry at the University of Leicester who in 2005 published a paper in the BMJ entitled ‘Randomised controlled trial of animal facilitated therapy with dolphins in the treatment of depression’, which was carried out in Honduras. I bet that Adrianne loved it, it will have surpassed Mindfulness. However, if one goes to the website ‘I Want Great Care’, one can find a detailed account written in 2016 by a patient who experienced abuse when young and who was unfortunate enough to have been treated by a Leicester Mental Health Team headed by Michael Reveley. This could have been written by a Hergest Unit patient it is so familiar:

Let me tell you about Professor Michael Reveley and the Mental Health Team within which he worked in Leicester. I suffered child abuse in the Fifties and Sixties consisting of beatings and terrorization at the hands of an extremely malicious father. By the age of sixteen I was exhausted. I couldn’t do my school work and I couldn’t work at a job. I fled the familly home and lived in god forsaken bedsitters in Bradford, friendless and penniless apart from the pittance that was Social Security at that time. When you suffer child abuse you don’t grow up to become Rudolph Valentino. Your ability to make friends and have girlfriends is all but destroyed. My life was a living hell of anxiety, depression, poverty and bad dreams. In 1994 I was living in a dilapidated bungalow in Leicester. My neighbour was aggressive and paranoid. He would make noise all the time which made life hell and would come and bang on the front door with his fist when his illness told him to. The police refused to help being themselves out of sympathy with vulnerable people. Environmental Health didn’t help me. They would turn up two hours after I called them having had to attend previous calls. They never caught the neighbour at it and then a manager got shirty with me and shouted at me in the privacy of my own property. At the same time my mother kept phoning me and giving me her take on my childhood abuse. She had always defended my father and lied for him. She would drive me mad with her take on my life and I smashed the phone a couple of times after talking to her. The anxiety and stress at that time in my life were unbearable and I contacted the Mental Health Service for help. They allocated me a psychiatric social worker. He had great difficulty understanding the hell that I was going through. Because he didn’t hear the next door neighbour, at the infrequent times that he was round my property, he concluded that there wasn’t a problem and that I was just mentally ill. The Mental Health Team back at the hospital, headed by Dr Michael Reveley decided to test out my claim that the neighbour was noisy. Somebody parked outside our properties for half an hour one day, didn’t hear anything and the team decided I was paranoid. No amount of reasoning with them could dissuade them from this nonsense. Time passed and nothing was done to help. One day when the anxiety and stress from the neighbour were greatest I broke down. I smashed my possessions including the phone, the television and the computer. The Mental Health Team then decided that I could do with a spell in hospital. I went into the Brandon Unit, Ward 37 in 1995 hoping for help and a cessation of the noise pollution and bullying I was suffering from at home. I was allocated a nurse, key worker. This woman talked nonsense about life and problems all the time. That was the first experience of life on the ward. Then I found that a large proportion of the staff on the ward, about 60% were just simply unpleasant. They had little time for your anxiety and talked rot about virtually everything. One day someone, presumably a patient, made a mess in the kitchen. I walked in there and there was milk spilled on the side with a couple of slices of bread resting in it. Someone had obviously had a hard time and just lost it. The next thing the kitchen was locked by the cleaner so that none of us could enter it. A note was put on the door saying, “Patients! Due to this kitchen being left in a disgusting state the kitchen will be locked for the next two weeks!” By what authority had the cleaner taken this action? The staff were frequently grumpy. The ward accountant used to come at certain times and do the books at a desk that was in the corridor and main entrance space. One day I sat on a chair not far from her desk and watched the people passing by in the hope of a friendly conversation. The accountant frowned at me and told me, in no uncertain terms, not to sit near her. If you tried talking to the ward staff they talked nonsense about life and problems the accent being on your always being in the wrong. Most of the time they were just out looking for trouble. The point is that everything you ever said was being judged by people who had lower IQ’s than you. At that time my mother would ring up every few days wanting to know how I was. The reader of this passage will understand why I didn’t want to be bothered by her. When people came and told me that she was on the phone I would say, “Please tell her that I don’t want to speak to her.” One day I was in the toilet. The key worker somehow knew that I was in there, I don’t know how, and came and stood outside the door telling me that my mother was on the phone. I ignored her. She kept on. She kept calling me. Soon afterwards, the Ward Manager, a new name for the Sister, came up to me and offered me a magic marker. She said I was to write on the board by the phone that if there was a call for me that it should be ignored. There was no need for this. The manager was just deliberately putting me in a spot, either I wrote the message or I would be in her bad books. I knew that if I never answered my mum’s calls she would become ill and start asking for the staff. I told the manager that I would not be doing as she asked. She looked at me with screwed up eyes and it was obvious that I had said the wrong thing. I had been put into a situation that I couldn’t win and now she had it in for me. Later I was in the office for some reason and the staff were going on at me to write the above message. I became angry at the position they were putting me in and lost my temper with them. I gave them a piece of my mind and left. Revely was a hawkish man given to shouting at patients. His thing was to think up a case against you and then confront you with it while being aggressive and raising his voice. This is not something that his colleagues would notice since the bully, like my father, is always nice to everyone else and maltreats the person or persons that he has decided are vulnerable. If you try to talk to other people about it they say, “What? What are you talking about?” One day I was in consultation with Reveley and he raised his voice to me: “What’s this I hear about you losing your temper with people for no reason and then shouting at them. What have you got to say to the fact that you have a paranoid illness?!” I was stunned. The team had already decided that I was paranoid and now the ward staff had obviously done their work. And, of course, none of it was true. I was tongue tied after this attack. I just couldn’t find words to explain how he had been duped by his staff. When I eventually tried to talk to Revely about their notion that I was suffering from paranoia Revely was so set in his opinion that I was unable to talk sense to him. It was hopeless. I was suffering from paranoid people everywhere, the neighbour, the police, Environmental officers, the grumpy Mental Health staff, a hawkish consultant and it was me who was being bullied with a diagnosis of paranoia! I wrote to Reveley and the Mental Health Team and told them that their diagnosis was wrong giving reasons. I never received a reply. In the end, I could see that the Mental Health System is corrupt and I left one day without telling anyone. I went to live back in the hell that I had left several weeks earlier. I had no other option. I contacted a mental health patients organisation operating in Leicester. They promised me the Earth and went to a tribunal hearing. Here they made an abject mess of my case. Reveley was exonerated by all the other psychiatrists on the panel and my advocate was made a fool of. This showing that psychiatry is infested through and through. So, if you think that psychiatric hospital is a retreat, a haven where you can recuperate, think again. If you think doctors are kind and understanding, well too many of them aren’t. If you think that psychiatric staff are helpful, kind and not grumpy and nasty, too many of them are of the latter type. If you are sorry for cleaners who are paid a pittance, too many of them are unpleasant. If you think the Environmental Health know what they’re doing, think again. If you think the police are upholders of law and order, think again. As for neighbours you probably know what they can be like. My experience was that at a time when I was going through some of the hardest times of my life I was made worse by the Mental Health System, headed in this case by Dr Michael Reveley.

That is the reality for patients rather than dolphin therapy, in the way that aggression and abuse in Bangor was the reality rather than Mark Williams’s Mindfulness.

There was a branch of the Westminster Paedophile Ring in Leicestershire and it was being concealed by the Top Doctors in Leicester, the University of Leicester, the City Council, Social Services, Leicester MIND, the criminal justice system, the education system and the Councillors and politicians. See previous posts. The gang was directly linked to Dafydd’s gang and one of the Leicester gang, Dr James Earp, concealed Dafydd and the gang’s criminality in 1987. See post ‘An Expert From England’. There has been scandal after scandal in Leicester mental health services, including one in which a murderer escaped from Earp’s secure unit with help from insiders, after escaping a prison sentence with the assistance of some bent Top Doctors and lawyers. There has also been at least one patient death as a result of serious failings on the ward that the writer of the bad experiences with Michael Reveley documented.

 

As for Michael and Adrianne’s gorgeous talented children, not only did Colin and Tom become Bedalians, but Colin Reveley appears on the University of Sussex website as a member of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science. In Nov 2017, Colin gave two short talks at UCL. The spiel on the UCL website stated:

I’m giving two short talks. The talks are both about my work with diffusion MRI scans of ex-vivo primate brains in a high field scanner. In this work we explore the relationship of neuroanatomy to diffusion imaging. Ex-vivo brains offer the capability to scan for extended periods, yielding very high SNR and spatial resolution as high as 100um isotropic. This allows us to look at what dMRI can do in principle rather than limited by clinical constraints. Ex-vivo brains also afford the opportunity to look at the scanned brain under a microscope. Using both methods together can elucidate the relationship of dMRI methods to the structure of the brain, and this has wide ramifications for in-vivo imaging studies in neuroscience, psychology and medicine.

Can We Use Diffusion MRI to Infer Cortical Connectivity?

In this talk we examine the scope and limits of diffusion tractography for estimating point to point connectivity between brain regions. We look at the factors which determine the behavior of tractography. We find that one of the most important factors is the existence of fiber systems lying underneath the gray matter that have been previously overlooked. This is a potted version of my paper in PNAS in 2015 (http://www.pnas.org/content/112/21/E2820.abstract)

dMRI Correlates of Gray Matter Structure : Pilot Work

Historically, it has been thought that diffusion in gray matter is isotropic. More recently, evidence of changes in anisotropy in the cortex from the white matter boundary to the pial surface has accumulated. This talk shows pilot work in which we demonstrate that diffusion tensors in gray matter show rich variety that can be linked to subtle anatomical features. It seems likely that diffusion imaging is capable of identifying anatomical regions (like motor or sensory) in the cortex, or detecting markers for changes in tissue structure caused by diseases.

So it rather sounds as though the son of dolphin therapist Michael and the ever so sensitive Adrianne has been conducting experiments on the brains of monkeys/apes/chimps or similar creatures. Perhaps the sort of experiments which got the Institute of Psychiatry such a very bad name.

Colin provided a short biography:

I’ve studied a range of topics in Computer Science and Neuroscience. I would presently describe myself as a computational neuroanatomist, but my focus is on anatomy rather than the development of novel computational methods. I am associate faculty in the department of informatics at Sussex University and guest researcher at the Neurophysiology Imaging core facility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland USA.

Colin Reveley will know the work of Sarah-Jayne Blakemore at UCL who has been using brain scans to demonstrate the beneficial effects of Mindfulness, on a Wellcome funded project in collaboration with Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University. When Sarah-Jayne was a PhD student and a post-doc many of her mentors and colleagues were working at or had worked at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, when Colin’s mum worked there. See previous posts. Mindfulness was a research fraud perpetrated by Dafydd’s colleague Mark Williams when Mark worked at Bangor University in the late 1980s. Dafydd’s gang were abusing kids in care and patients at the time and there were sky-high levels of suicide and self-harm. I remember it well.

One of Mark Williams’s team who carried out the  Mindfulness fraud with him was Isobel Hargreaves, a Gwynedd social worker who lived near Bethesda. I lived near Bethesda myself at the time and Isobel’s husband Ralph Oxley had taught me when I was an undergrad. We weren’t living in Bethesda Maryland, we were living in Bethesda, Gwynedd.

Like the Principal of UCNW at the time, Sir Charles Evans – who was also a Top Doctor – a lot of staff and students at Bangor were keen climbers. The UCNW climbing club was called BUMS (Bangor University Mountaineering Society). BUMS was not a very good advert for Sir Charles, there were allegations that students were not being taught properly, that practices were dangerous and fears that a student would be killed. In 1985 there was an accident on a BUMS climb and a student was killed.

One student who was an enthusiastic member of BUMS was Stel Farrar, although she had a different surname when she was in BUMS. Stel was in the same Dept as Ralph Oxley and I, the Plant Biology Dept. Stel had a relationship with John Farrar, one of the lecturers, moved in with him and was then given a job as Farrar’s research assistant. They later married. Another lecturer in the Plant Biology Dept was married to Dr D.G.E. Wood and another lecturer was having sex with school girls from Bangor. The Head of Dept was Prof Geoff Sagar, who was also Vice-Principal of UCNW while Dafydd’s gang used the institution as a vehicle for the trafficking business. One of the Profs in Plant Biology, Peter Grieg-Smith, was a former Cambridge colleague of Prof Edred Henry Corner, Douglas Hurd’s uncle. For more details of Botany Bay in Bangor and the many links between Plant Biology and Dafydd’s gang, see previous posts.

A well-known figure in climbing and the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team who also taught me  when I was an undergrad – geology rather than plant biology though – was Tony Jones. Tony Jones was a very racist white South African who was overtly butch and did a lot of macho things with male students. Jones had a little clique around him who thought that he was great, but other students – one of whom I was friendly with – found him a nightmare, because he would conduct vindictive vendettas against people whom he did not like. He was able to do this very easily because Jones was the Senior Warden of the Halls of Residence and just decided what the rules were. Tony Jones was friendly with some corrupt police officers in Bangor and for a laugh they agreed to Tony Jones’s suggestion to arrest a student whom he didn’t like and keep him in the cells overnight, then chuck him out the next day without charging him. I have no idea WHY Tony Jones and the Bangor Police decided that this student needed harassing…

There were questions among the students as to whether Tony Jones, who was always described as ‘liking boys’, was actually involved sexually with young men and boys or whether he was simply like one of the characters in the ‘Wind In The Willows’, whom Brown described as ‘homophilic’, ie. their whole world was one of male friendships and social activities but not sexual.

In early 1993, a bizarre event of a north Wales nature occurred. Tony Jones aka Dr Anthony Stewart Gervaise Jones MBE, a marine geologist and climber who had lived in Wales for decades and who was unknown in the rest of the UK except within climbing circles, was featured on ‘This Is Your Life’. Michael Aspel was very professional and smooth with his hosting of the programme, but one could see that Aspel wasn’t very comfortable with Tony Jones, probably because Tony Jones had called someone a nigger in the green room over the drinks and nibbles and Aspel knew that there might be no restraining Jones on live prime time TV. However Tony Jones didn’t thump anyone or insult a black person, although apart from his sister, I think that all of his guests were male. At the end of the programme, a whole collection of Tony Jones’s Boys trooped on to the stage and sat in the chairs and one of them gave a little spiel to Aspel about how Tony was Like A Father To The Boys. Unless they were black or he felt like having them wrongfully arrested that was.

Tony Jones had never earned his living as a crooner and he’d never performed at the London Palladium and I never saw another unknown geologist star on ‘This Is Your Life’. I wonder what Aspel thought was going on.

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Tony Jones was constructed as a Hero and Students’ Friend at a time when Dafydd and the gang were in desperate need of good PR to detract from the recent North Wales Police investigation into allegations of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire which was being concealed by people in High Places. ‘This Is Your Life’ starring Gervaise was screened early in 1993 but it was filmed in 1992. The police investigation was closed in 1992 with an assurance that there was no evidence of any paedophile ring.

It was at about this time that the gwerin launched an attack on a senior sociologist at Bangor University who had spilt their pints and all hell broke out, ‘The Guardian’ helpfully publishing false allegations that the senior sociologist had discriminated against Welsh speakers when making appointments. One person who was caught in the cross-fire was the sociologist who later married Merfyn Jones, who when he was VC of Bangor University and Chairman of the Betsi Board, came under sustained gunfire from the gwerin, assisted by many in Gov’t, after his wife died in the ‘care’ of Dafydd’s gang at the Walton Centre on Merseyside. See previous posts eg. ‘Badlands’, ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘The Point Is To Change It’.

Since I blogged about Tony Jones, I have been told that there were suspicions that he was abusing boys although I have not received evidence of this. I have also been told to follow up Jones’s possible contacts with Gov’t Ministers at that time who had responsibility for environmental matters, because Jones might have had influence there. Although it would be ironic if he did; in 1988, I was told by someone who had just moved to Gwynedd that they had witnessed a rude man make a point of stomping across an area of valuable ecological land which had been categorised as an SSSI, destroying species in the process and when the new resident of Gwynedd said to a third party ‘isn’t someone going to say something to him then?’, they were told ‘That’s God, he does exactly what he wants’.

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David Icke has for a very long time maintained that there is a network of paedophiles in politics and in the BBC. He says some other things as well which I believe are less likely to be true, but David Icke has been expressing his concerns for many years about the alleged paedophile network whom he maintains are murdering people but because David Icke is mad – well we know he is, Wogan proved that – no-one gave his concerns any media coverage.
David Icke used to be a footballer and it is now clear that there has been a substantial problem with abuse and corruption in sport, including football.

 

 

As for Adrianne’s other son, in July 2017, Tom Reveley was listed as a Gov’t Legal Department barrister who had been shortlisted for the Bar Council award of ‘Outstanding achievement by a public service barrister’. Tom works as a Legal Adviser in the ‘DoE’, which I think is the Dept of the Environment.

 

Fate struck in 1993, when two loves of her life coincided.

Adrianne is most definitely a Cosmo woman.

 

On her way to the Houses of Parliament to address a meeting

She’s a Career Woman of course

about Rethink Mental Illness, a charity to which she was devoted,

Rethink Mental Illness are yet another charidee who colluded with Dafydd and other abusive mental health professionals. Rethink Mental Illness has many of the usual suspects on board. See previous posts.

I mentioned in previous posts that in 2006 I wrote to Peter Hain in his capacity as Secretary of State for Wales about the gross abuses to which I and others had been subjected by the mental health services for many years, detailed some of the worst instances and told Mr Hain that I would campaign for a Public Inquiry into the north Wales mental health services to examine why things had gone so wrong yet no-one had ever been held to account. I CC’d my letter to a number of other people, including Paul Farmer, the CEO of Rethink Mental Illness. I received no replies from Peter Hain or anyone else and within weeks Paul Farmer had been appointed CEO of MIND, an even bigger mental health charidee than Rethink Mental Illness on an even bigger salary. MIND have colluded with Dafydd for years and now have a partnership with Dafydd’s charidee CAIS to ‘provide mental health services and therapy’ in north Wales. One MIND executive in north Wales is Robin Holden, who worked as an Angel at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, then as a manager at the Hergest Unit, in which role in 1994 and 1995 Holden refused to investigate complaints about Dafydd, including complaints that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients. See post ‘A Solicitor’s Letter From North East Wales MIND’.

When the Welsh Gov’t legal services requested a ‘second opinion’ from Adrianne with regard to me, Peter Hain was Shadow Secretary of State for Wales and the Labour Party was being led by Uncle Harry’s nephew. Uncle Harry was mates with many of Adrianne’s colleagues, including some of those whom, like Adrianne, had Harley Street practices. Uncle Harry was also a member of the Socialist Health Association, as is Brian Gibbons.

The Orange Lord Having a Good laugh
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Adrianne addressed the meeting about Rethink Mental Illness in Parliament in 1993. Which was the year following the closure of the North Wales Police investigation into the possibility of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire and the conclusion that there was no evidence for such a ring. More than one hundred complaints of the abuse of kids at the Ty’r Felin children’s home in Bangor were made during the investigation and the CPS sent a file to the  DPP, but not one prosecution was mounted.

In 1993, Jackie Brandt, a Gwynedd social worker, made a statement to the police maintaining that I had screamed and sworn at her in Safeways in Bangor and was preparing to launch a violent attack on her. At my trial, Brandt began crying in the witness box, admitted that I hadn’t said anything to her at all but said that I had looked at her. I was found guilty of a Public Order offence and had to cough up £60.

After the case I wrote to Michael Mansfield QC and told him how Gwynedd Social Services were abusing their positions and the law. Michael Mansfield wrote me a one line reply thanking me for my letter.

It was in 1993 that Patient F was subjected to false accusations by Gwynedd Social Services, the Top Docs and Jo Bott, the former police officer who was working as the Child Protection Officer and his baby was placed with a family containing two people with a history of child abuse. See previous posts. Patient F had previously confronted social workers about the abuse of children in the Ty Newydd children’s home in Bangor and had made it public that he knew that George Melly had offered an underaged boy money to have sex with him when Melly went to Theatre Gwynedd for a gig.

 

[Adrienne] bumped into Terence again. This time they stuck for the rest of her life. She was a Trustee of Rethink.

When I CC’d that letter to Peter Hain to Paul Farmer, I’m sure that Adrianne would have been told about it immediately and she no doubt knew that I was the author of that letter when she met me on my visit to Harley Street years later.

Adrianne was committed to destigmatising mental illness and
worked tirelessly for this,

Along with the rest of the Top Docs who use allegations of mental illness to discredit whistleblowers, of course Adrianne was committed to destigmatising mental illness. Adrianne will have been Empowering Service Users as well. Dafydd’s been destigmatising mental illness for years now and Empowering Service Users.

 

often advising on TV programmes such as EastEnders on storylines with a mental health component.

When I had a conversation with Mark Thompson at a BBC ‘Meet The Governors’ evening in Cardiff re the portrayal of people with mental health problems on the BBC, Mark Thompson said ‘well if you want to liven up a storyline, you stick a nutter in’. He didn’t say it unpleasantly and I appreciated his honesty because that is exactly the idea. However Mark also told me that the then current East Enders storyline about a girl and her mum who both had biploar disorder was being handled more sensitively and the BBC had Taken Advice From An Expert. That expert was Adrianne then, who was concealing a trafficking ring which included Jimmy Savile. When I had that conversation with Mark Thompson, Savile was still alive and molesting and as far as the BBC were concerned They Knew Nuzzing.

 

Her list of publications, mostly letters and articles in learned, scientific journals, runs to several pages.

They will all be bollocks. Just look at what is happening to mentally ill people to judge Adrianne’s contribution.

Throughout the Nineties, she became an increasingly regular visitor to Bedales, firstly as a parent to Colin Reveley (1989-94) and Tom Reveley (1994-99). She was devoted to the school as she was to all the other loves of her life – her work, her family, her charity. In subsequent years she became a staunch supporter of the Bedales Association, regular enthusiast at reunions and ultimately a member of the Badley Society, the school’s legacy society.

I bet she was. Throughout the 1990s, there were investigations and inquiries into the organised abuse of kids and young people kicking off everywhere: North Wales, Islington, Lambeth, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Liverpool, Shropshire, south Wales… The investigations usually focused on the abuse of kids in care but the allegations were that Posh People were doing the abusing and that Posh People, including Doctors and Lawyers and Civil Servants and MPs and Peers, were covering it all up.

 

A few years ago she masterminded and inspired a video showing short interviews with various members of her Block, talking about their lives and what Bedales had done for them. If you would like to be reminded of Adrianne, you can still see it at youtube.com/watch?v=1rFbQ5N6DLQ

The video is a real laugh, someone sent it to me last night. Adrianne remembers that she was Arty and has been Arty ever since. Nice bit of publicity for Bedales there from Adrianne, just as some ex-pupils were coming forward claiming that for them Bedales wasn’t quite all that it was cracked up to be. The ex-pupils coming forward will have been in distress and may not have had glittering careers. The message from Adrianne was clear: you’re losers suckers, we’ve got the upper hand, now go away and shut up or you’ll find yourself on my ward at the Maudsley with me doing my sensitive bit with my soft voice while with every other sentence I ram it home that I’m a Top Doctor and you’re a Schizophrenic.

F gave me the names of many, many artists whom he claimed lived lives entirely around ‘champagne and cocaine’ and the names of some whom F alleged had only been given an opportunity in the art world because they had ‘offered their bums’ in return…

 

Adrianne, who had resolutely fought and ‘outgunned’ myeloma for over a year, died in her sleep at King’s College Hospital with Terence, Colin and Tom at her bedside.

Bechod! Or as F would have said ‘good riddance to bad rubbish’. At least Adrianne slipped away in her sleep in a comfy bed with pain relief, not slowly choking to death while she was hanging from a stairwell in a block of flats in Wrexham (see post ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’) or dying after a firebomb was thrown into the building where she was attending a party (see post ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’). Although I will note that Adrianne died after I began writing this blog and while the media was full of reports of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, IICSA, historical investigations into Ted Heath and many celebs. Myeloma is something with which a lot of people live for many years. Adrianne wasn’t that old and being a psychiatrist she won’t have been up to scratch with myeloma treatment. The Top Docs are such a load of bloody liars anyway that Adrianne would never have been able to be sure that she was receiving what they claimed to be giving her. The Top Docs didn’t work their magic on all those Top Docs in north Wales who could name names, loads of them are dead including Tony Francis.

Fergus Lowe died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2014 and I don’t think that he intended to.

As ye sow, so shall ye reap Fungus and Adrianne… Those who live by the Top Doctor, die by the Top Doctor.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

The Institute of Psychiatry relocated from the Maudsley to King’s College some years ago.

Adrianne’s obituary was written by  Dennis Archer, a member of Bedales staff, 1974-2008.

 

The Bedales Newsletter 2018 also contains a piece written by Louki Scott (nee Healing 1960-66), remembering Adrianne.

Adrianne joined Bedales, fresh from Ireland, in September 1961 in Block 3. We were slightly in awe of this spirited girl who, she informed us, was betrothed to her childhood boyfriend who lived next door. He used to write to her every day! Though they never married they remained close friends.

Adrianne made good use of all her friends whom she loved so much.

She was initially very shy and I think that life at Steephurst came as
a bit of a shock to this only child of slightly indulgent parents.

I gained the impression that Adrianne had never done hardship or effort.

There is no doubt that she was quite the untidiest boarder ever…

A sign of Adrianne’s deep intrapsychic turmoil as she was torn between projection and transference and her unconscious desire to have sex with a little pink pussy cat, rather than being a spoilt brat who didn’t put her socks in the drawer. She’ll have been waiting for a servant to do that.

Joyce Caiger-Smith (staff 1948-70) did her best here! Ever keen and enthusiastic, Adrianne made the most of everything that Bedales had to offer.

Particularly all those influential contacts that she made while she was there and via the Bedales Society.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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She not surprisingly excelled in all her subjects and gained top grades, to
enable her to return to Ireland to study medicine at Trinity College, Dublin.

Her classmates shouldn’t have been that wowed, getting into medical school was quite easy in Adrianne’s day and psychiatry was often what a Top Doc did when they had screwed up so badly that no other speciality would accept them.

She had many attributes. She could draw and sing beautifully and make her own lovely clothes.

My friend’s daughter makes fantastic clothes and she didn’t go to Bedales, she went to Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle and she drew so beautifully that she got into Art College. Then she did a degree in anthropology at SOAS. She didn’t even collude with a gang of paedophiles in order to achieve it all!

She starred in many school drama productions, under the direction of the indomitable Rachel Cary Field. I recall her beautiful soft southern Irish accent…

Adrianne had lost that by the time that she went all sensitive on me. The disgusting Brian Gibbons and Fungus had both kissed the Blarney Stone though.

On leaving Bedales, we kept in touch. I was a bridesmaid at her first wedding and enjoyed several visits to her lovely home in Ireland. 

No hard-to-let council flat in Caernarfon or Bangor after two years in a hostel for Adrianne then. Or indeed a sleeping bag in a doorway. That was for those whom Adrianne Destigmatised and Empowered.

She introduced me to Connemara and The West

Gibbonsville

and took me to the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

Fungus Lowe country…

 

After Adrianne returned from the USA, where she studied psychiatry, we would meet for occasional ‘catch-ups’.

Ladies who lunched.

I did my best to follow her meteoric career

Among Dafydd’s lunatic mates at the Maudsley, sectioning and drugging people whom alleged that Important People known to Adrianne had molested them.

and keep up with her family…

And Colin and Tom are at Bedales now you know, it’s SO lovely, like one big family. Tom wants to be a Human Rights lawyer but there’s no telling what Colin will do, but he’s showing quite an aptitude for pointless cruel experiments on primates! I think that he gets that from me, as well as the artiness of course.

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Her untimely death came as a great shock to all her fellow Bedalians.

Well I’m not entirely surprised in view of what Adrianne had spent her entire career doing, what with all those celebs complaining that these Historical Investigations Are Going Too Far Now. I know I grabbed a few boobs but it was just a bit of fun and I never touched kids honest, that’s me, the Hairy Cornflake, over and out for the day.

 

It’s fitting that many of us enjoyed a memorable 50-year reunion at school
in September 2016. We were not to know that the dreaded myeloma would
defeat her only nine months later.

And if any of you had been Top Doctors yourselves you’d have been even more surprised because many people with the dreaded myeloma survive years after diagnosis. Unless they are patients at Ysbyty Gwynedd of course.

We have since recalled how well and lovely she looked on that day and this is how we will remember her.

Adrianne was probably nowhere near death’s door until she received Care and Help from her own colleagues.

 

For readers who won’t have time to read the Bedales Newsletter, 2018 to acquaint themselves with the extensive details of the receptions and events for the rich and well-connected and the success stories of the OBs, here are the highlights:

The OBs who are surgeons, scientists and mathematicians held a drinks do at the Royal College of Surgeons, an event designed to encourage mixing between OBs working in similar professions.

The OBs who studied at Oxford University held a reunion, as did the OBs who studied at Manchester University.

The actress Imogen Stubbs and her daughter the actress Ellie Nunn gave a talk on how Bedales had helped them.

An OB who was a founding member of the SAS gave a talk.

The Newsletter also featured:

OB John Ridding, the CEO of the FT Group; OB Joanna Hardy, the BBC Antiques Roadshow jewellery specialist; OB Viv Peto, a former health researcher from Oxford University; OB Jem Ambache, a retired social worker who is a Labour Councillor for Wandsworth; Judith Barber, an OB who worked for the Foreign Office, including the N Ireland Office, for 30 years; OB Tim Hutchinson who works in the film industry; OB Jane Hyland, who was a cellist in the National Orchestra for Wales and the BBC Symphony Orchestra; OB Deirdre Parrinder, who is an acupuncturist working in a GP’s surgery with torture and trafficking victims – no doubt a friend of Adrianne’s; OB Robin Walesby, a retired cardio-thoracic surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital and UCL and his wife Romayne, a retired anaesthetist, who now spend their time between London, Sydney and Trinidad.

The Newsletter introduced the new Head of Bedales, Magnus Basharat, who previously taught at Eton.

The Newsletter profiled a few OBs: Matthew Batstone, the Co-founder and Director of the New College of the Humanities, an institution for very rich people who haven’t got into Oxbridge; Clare McCaldin who has been involved in something arty called ‘Notes from the Asylum’, not that she’ll be one of Adrianne’s or Michael’s patients, they won’t be up and about doing Arty things.

As well as Adrianne, a few other OBs pegged out recently and the Newsletter has obituaries for: Thomas Cassirer, the former Prof at the University of Massachusetts; Ralph Wedgwood, the former Prof of the Paeds Dept, University of Washington; Robin Murray, the Chief Economic Adviser to the GLC, 1981-86.

The Newsletter also published an obit for Prof Dame Margaret Turner Warwick, who wasn’t an OB but they’ve let her slip through the Posh and Arty With It filter because she was their Chairman of Governors. The old Dame was a Top Doctor who worked at UCL, the Royal Brompton and then what became part of Imperial College, where she was Prof of Medicine. The Dame was the First Woman President of the Royal College of Physicians, 1989-92, when she concealed the appalling criminality of Dafydd et al, the gang in Leicester, St George’s Hospital Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital and colluded with Lord Brian Flowers, that famous son of Swansea who ended up reigning supreme over London University and Manchester University. See previous posts. When the Dame was happy that the whole lot of them were off the hook, in 1992 she became Chairman of the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Trust, where she remained until 1995. As various dodgy Top Docs who had been part of the gang in London retired to Devon and Cornwall… In retirement, the Dame took a keen interest in young people’s mental health, carers, older people and arts for social change. It was great to know that you were thinking of the likes of me Dame Margaret, I don’t know how I would have managed without you.

 

OBs are represented very well among household names: Gyles Brandreth; Kirstie Allsopp; Sophie Dahl; Daniel Day-Lewis; Cara and Poppy Delevingne; Minnie Driver; Frieda Hughes; Mary Ann Sieghart; Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth; Arabella Weir; Sir Peter Wright, Director, Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, 1977–1990, and Director, Birmingham Royal Ballet, 1990–1999; Lily Allen.

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O Jones, O Jones

‘O. Jones, O. Jones’ is the title of a 1970 novel by the Welsh Top Doctor and poet Dannie Abse. Among Abse’s many other works was the 1990 collection of poems, ‘Remembrance of Crimes Past: Poems 1986-1989’.  Dannie Abse achieved much greater fame as a poet than he did as a Top Doctor, although he worked as a Top Doctor in a chest clinic for much of his life. Dannie was  the younger brother of Leo Abse, the Labour MP for Pontypool and then Torfaen, 1958-87 and the psychiatrist Wilfred Abse, who emigrated to the US when still quite a young man.

Leo Abse has already featured a great deal on this blog. The Abses were a Jewish family from Cardiff and a great many of the extended family were Top Doctors and lawyers; Leo’s own father Rudolf was a solicitor who owned and managed a small cinema in a slum area of Newport. Leo Abse was a bent lawyer who was a very, very unpleasant man. He was bright and had a lot of energy but he was the George Carman of south Wales in that people feared him and did not tangle with him. Leo Abse was a close friend of George Thomas and boasted of his success in ‘persuading’ people to drop complaints about Thomas’s sex offending by either paying them off – in one case Abse paid a witness to begin a new life in Australia – or threatening to stitch them up and have them imprisoned. Abse also ensured that bad PR re George Thomas did not hit the media. When in 1984 George Thomas was hospitalised with an STI and in despair because he feared that he was about to be exposed, he summoned Abse to the hospital in the middle of the night and Abse arranged for the press to be told that Thomas had ‘waterworks’ trouble. I don’t know which hospital was caring for Thomas, but the Top Docs colluded with Abse’s media management; the whole of the NHS  in Wales were colluding with George Thomas anyway, it was why there was such a cosy relationship between the Top Docs and George Thomas which manifested itself in Thomas’s medical charidee work. See previous posts eg. ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’ and ‘The Great Stink’ for further details of George Thomas and the scale on which Top Docs and others rearranged the furniture in order to ensure that Thomas’s offending, even his rape of a 10 year old boy, never led to charges or even became public.

George Thomas was known to frequent small backstreet independent cinemas for sexual liaisons with young men and boys, whether they were consenting or not.

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It was in 1984 that Dr D.G.E. Wood began overtly threatening Brown and me to withdraw our complaint about Gwynne the lobotomist. Gwynne, Dafydd, Wood et al were part of George Thomas’s network, as was Professor William Assher, the Top Doc from Cardiff who, after Professor Oliver Brooke of St George’s Hospital Medical School was jailed for the possession of child porn in Dec 1986, was called upon by the big boys in London to take over as Dean and then Principal of St George’s. Ollie was a key figure in the pan-European paedophile ring which that lot were part of and the distress flares were going up everywhere. The Dean of St George’s in post when Ollie was convicted was deposed and the public were reassured that Ollie was one lone sad git and The Matter Had Been Dealt With. Ollie’s mates were all still at St George’s running the gang and Asscher, Mr Big in south Wales, was recruited to ensure that the gang was able to carry on business as usual in south London.

In April 1986 the gang killed my house-mate Anne.

In 1986 Cherie Booth was working as a barrister in George Carman’s Chambers. Her husband Miranda, a former pupil of Carman’s, had been elected as the Labour MP for Sedgefield in June 1983, when Mary Wynch was getting ever closer to the Master of the Rolls with her legal case against Dafydd and the gang. Sedgefield was a constituency in Durham, which was the location of a trafficking ring in the north east of England with links to Dafydd’s gang and who supplied Dafydd’s gang with staff and children.

It was in 1983 that Dafydd’s mate and umbrella Professor Robert Bluglass wrote the new Mental Health Act to reassure everyone that after Mary Wynch’s case, It Could Never Happen Again. So when I complained about Dafydd doing it all over again in 1986-87, despite Bluglass’s brand new Mental Health Act, it was Bluglass whom the Medical Ombudsman for the Welsh Office – Professor Robert Owen, another mate of Dafydd’s – asked to investigate my complaint. Bluglass failed to investigate most aspects of my complaint and er concealed Dafydd’s criminality. See post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’.

 

Leo Abse knew Greville Janner, the Cardiff-born barrister and Labour MP for Leicester North West and then Leicester West, 1970-97, who was involved with the paedophile gang in the Leicester area, which had links with Dafydd’s gang and was being concealed by the Top Docs as well as many others. Greville’s dad Barnett Janner had preceded Greville as the MP for the constituency. Barnett was a Jewish lawyer who was originally from south Wales and knew the Abse family. See previous posts.

After Brown and I refused to succumb to the threats of the Top Docs, from 1984 onwards a great deal of conspiring behind the scenes went on to nobble our career progress. Professor Stuart Hall and his chums ensured that Brown ended up doing his PhD with the Centre for Mass Communication Research at Leicester University rather than with Hall’s old mates at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, Birmingham University. Thus Brown ended up on the manor of Greville which led to much obstruction and many adventures. See post ‘Life In Cold Blood’. I went to live with Brown in Leicester after I finished my MSc at Hammersmith Hospital/Royal Postgraduate Medical School in May 1987. Unbeknown to Brown and me, the Top Doctors at Hammersmith were of course part of the net, so I when I was at Hammersmith, I was offered what seemed at the time a good number with the Cancer Research Campaign at Nottingham University. However the labs were run by Professor Robert Baldwin, whom was known by all senior figures in cancer research to be mistreating staff and running a research fraud racket with an American drug company. See post ‘Oh Lordy, It’s CR UK!’. Because I had been offered the job at Nottingham, I moved into Brown’s house in Leicester, where we were placed under surveillance by MI5 and were targeted by those we know and love…

Just after the General Election of 1987, Dafydd et al had me arrested and charged when they invited me to north Wales on the pretext of discussing my complaint with me. They not only refused to discuss my complaint, they also made statements to the police alleging that I had tried to stab a junior doctor. The case fell apart because Jeff Crowther, a nursing officer from Ysbyty Gwynedd and Sgt Morgan at Bangor Police Station, didn’t tell as many lies as they were required to tell, so I was charged with a public order offence instead – under the legislation introduced by Thatch to criminalise striking miners, one could be prosecuted for pretty much anything – and my solicitor Alwyn Jones commissioned a Court report from Dr James Earp in Leicester (see post ‘An Expert From England’). Who was concealing the crimes of Greville et al and colluded with Dafydd and the gang in north Wales.. Alwyn I have now been told was Of The Gwerin, but he would have been deeply compromised anyway because his wife was employed as a lawyer with Gwynedd County Council. See previous posts.

 

Leo Abse attended Howard Garden’s High School in Cardiff and then the LSE where he studied law, in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Having joined the Labour Party in 1934, Leo clandestinely visited Spain during the closing months of the Spanish Civil War in 1939.

During WW II Leo Abse served in the RAF. He was in Cairo in 1944 when some of the British military personnel stationed there set up a “Forces Parliament” in which they debated the structure of society that they wanted to see in the post-war world. Abse’s left-wing views were fully in tune with the majority opinion among the lower ranks at its meetings, but the existence of the “Parliament” disturbed the senior officers. When Abse moved a motion supporting nationalization of the Bank of England he was arrested and the Forces Parliament was forcibly dissolved.

After the end of the war Abse set up in practice as a solicitor in Cardiff. In 1951 he established his own law firm, Leo Abse & Cohen, which eventually grew to be the biggest in the city. Leo Abse was also elected as Chairman of Cardiff Labour Party for two years from 1951, relinquishing the post when he was elected to Cardiff City Council. Cardiff City Council was riddled with corruption of which George Thomas and the Top Doctors were a part and this remained a serious problem years later, when the tentacles of corruption permeated the National Assembly for Wales. See eg. posts ‘More Than Politics And Local Government’, ‘The Battle Of The Cowshed’ and ‘Criminals Are Getting Away With It’.

Leo Abse and his mates networked among the Jewish community, among the Top Doctors and of course among the legal profession, no matter what their politics. Leo Abse knew Tory barrister Michael Howard, who was Home Secretary, 1993-97. Howard was born Michael Hecht in Gorseinion, Swansea and was the son of Bernat Hecht, who was born in Romania and came to Britain in 1939. Howard’s mother, Hilda (Kershion), lived in Wales from the age of 6 months. Both of Howard’s parents were from Jewish families. It was Michael Howard who as Home Secretary finally ruined Mary Wynch, although Mary had by then won every part of her legal case (see post ‘The Mary Wynch Case – Details’). In 1975 Michael Howard married the former ‘model’ Sandra Paul who had previously been at the centre of the celebs who were sexually exploiting the kids and young people provided by Dafydd’s gang. Sandra’s first husband was the jazz pianist Robin Douglas-Home, the nephew of former PM Alec Douglas-Home. At the time of his divorce from Sandra, Robin was having a relationship with Lilibet’s sister, Ma’am Darling. Robin later killed himself after suffering from serious depression.

‘Now don’t you worry my dear, we’ll look after you. Unless you are in a position to name names of course. Past bedfellow of Ma’am Darling you say? Ooh how glamorous! Er, do you know I think that there’s a bit of a waiting list for Care at the moment. You’ll be OK though, I can see that…’ ‘Next patient please…’

The Lord Howard of Lympne
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Prison works! But not for bent lawyers and Top Doctors running sex abuse gangs obviously, that is why Dafydd et al were never charged, convicted and jailed, although anyone who found themselves making complaints about them was arrested or found dead having ‘committed suicide’. I was repeatedly arrested and charged when Michael Howard was Home Secretary. Those members of Dafydd’s gang who made allegations against me were demonstrated to have perjured themselves but no action was ever taken against any of them, although throughout it all there were various investigations and inquiries underway with regard to a possible ‘VIP paedophile ring’ operating in north Wales/Cheshire.

Mr Howard – can I have my compensation cheque please? Unlike the Bryn Estyn boys who made those scurrilous allegations about those who tried so hard to help them, I am not a ‘drug addict’ and I have never been in prison. I have 10,000 documents demonstrating perjury and conspiracy on the part of the NHS, the police force, the CPS, the judiciary, the criminal justice system, the social services and other people. You owe me a great deal of money Howard, even in terms of the paltry offers made to those who have been the victims of state abuse, believe me, you owe me millions… Cough up you worthless corrupt bastard and when you do, remember all of those who died at the hands of a criminal gang whom you actively assisted. Furthermore tell your ageing dipstick of a wife, the former ‘model’ who tried to resurrect her career in the 1990s by promoting sad clothes for M&S – who have enjoyed a very cosy relationship with the Top Doctors who facilitated Dafydd and the gang –  to make a statement about all those young people who were forced to provide sexual services to predatory celebs and aristos by Dafydd et al.

  • But Sandra’s so glamorous!
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    See previous posts for further details of the vile Lord and Lady Howard and the very comfortable lives that they led while the bodies of the gang’s victims littered north Wales. Do they know anything about the deaths of Bing Spear, the corrupt Home Office mandarin who was in cahoots with Dafydd and Sir Peter Morrison, just four days apart in July 1995? See previous posts…

Leo Abse entered the Commons after winning a by-election in 1958, as a result of the then Labour MP for Pontypool, Granville West – who like Abse was a solicitor – being awarded one of the first life peerages in 1958, when Clement Attlee was PM. Unusually for a town in the South Wales valleys at that time, the NUM was not in control of the nomination of West’s successor as Labour candidate, since Pontypool was a centre of the railway industry. Abse won the candidature and then won the seat.

Daniel Granville West, Baron Granville-West established a successful solicitors’ practice, guided by Welsh Baptist principles and became a leading socialist after WW II. Baptised at the Tabernacle English Baptist Church, Monmouthshire, West remained a dedicated member all his life. Prominent in the Labour Party in opposition during the Gaitskell period in the 1950s and early 1960s, he remained ‘committed to law and order in Wales’ – like a friend of Silvio Berlusconi’s who was Tough On Crime And Tough On The Causes Of Crime! – and the nationalisation of the rail industry. Granville was horrified by the legacy of Imperial decline which he blamed for growing unemployment in the valleys.

Granville West was educated at Newbridge Grammar School and studied law at the University College of Wales, which became Cardiff University. Early in his years as a solicitor, West worked in a successful practice in Newbridge and Pontypool, Chivers and Morgan Solicitors and this acted as a financial and legal springboard for his political career. A strong Baptist tradition continued to have a significant presence in the Liberal and Labour parties during the early part of the 20th century. Granville West was an advocate of Nonconformist education as a Sunday School superintendent and in his practice he was the solicitor to Monmouthshire Welsh Baptist Association. West gained political experience between the wars on Aberdarn Urban District Council, 1934-38 and when WW II broke out, Granville West was already a prominent local personage, serving as a Councillor on Monmouthshire County Council, 1939-47. During WW II, West served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, being promoted to Flight Lieutenant.

After the war ended Granville was demobilised and returned to the legal profession. He was rejoined by partner Emrys Morgan, forming the firm Granville West and Morgan. Encouraged by the Attlee Gov’t to seek a seat in Parliament, West alighted on Pontypool because his solicitors’ practice had taken over Harold Saunders’ practice in 1943, providing a unique opportunity in a safe Labour area.

West was elected as MP for Pontypool in a by-election in July 1946. He was appointed PPS to James Chuter Ede, then Home Secretary under Attlee, in 1950, but the next year Labour lost the General Election.

James Chuter Ede was a school teacher who was active with the NUT after WW II. George Thomas was also a school teacher who was active in the NUT after WW II. James Schuter Ede was the Labour MP for South Shields, 1935-64, on the territory of the ring in the north east of England who by the early 1970s were supplying Dafydd’s gang with staff, including Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth and children.

In 1965, Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth met at Ruskin College; Arnold was a part-time tutor and Howarth a student. Prezza, who ended up as Miranda’s Deputy PM, was a Ruskin student at the same time. See post ‘A Study In Tyranny’. By 1966 Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth were both working at the Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead. Children were abused at Axwell Park. In May 1973 Matt Arnold was appointed Head of Bryn Estyn. Peter Howarth was appointed to the staff of Bryn Estyn in Nov 1973. On 9 June 1994 Matt Arnold died of an ‘unspecified blood disease’. Howarth’s trial for sexually abusing boys in care in north Wales opened at Chester Crown Court on 13 June 1994 and on 8 July 1994 Howarth was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. His co-defendant Paul Wilson was cleared on all charges.

The glamorous Sandra’s husband Michael Howard was Home Secretary at the time.

Miranda became Leader of the Labour Party on July 21 1994, the previous Leader John Smith having died at Bart’s on 12 May 1994, after Dafydd’s colleagues there ‘failed to revive’ Smith after a heart attack. Prezza, the former Ruskin student who had been the MP for Hull East since 1970 after gaining a degree at Hull University in 1968 and who originally came from Denbighshire in north Wales, was appointed Deputy Leader of the Labour Party on July 21 1994. A trafficking gang linked with Dafydd et al operated in Yorkshire and the gang had many links with Hull University. As any fule kno, Miranda only appointed Prezza, an Old Labour stalwart, as Deputy PM to placate the old school in the Labour Party. Or at least that was the official explanation for this ignoramus who couldn’t string a coherent sentence together being at the top of Gov’t.

Strange but true for March

No doubt a lot of people were a little surprised when the Fool On The Hull was selected as a Labour Party candidate in the first place, but they’ll need to ask Harold Wilson why that was. The Harold Wilson who was a big pal of Leo Abse’s mate George Thomas.

The Lord Prescott
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After that business of Tracy Temple and then the autobiography in which Prezza discussed his eating disorder, it was assumed that his days as anything other than a light entertainment star were over. So imagine my surprise when on 21 Feb 2015 Prezza was appointed as SPAD to Uncle Harry’s nephew, who was at the time the Leader of the Labour Party.

Strange but true for March

Uncle Harry’s nephew’s dad Ralph had been a leading light in the New Left, along with many of those who taught at Ruskin; during the 1940s Ralph had studied at the LSE and he subsequently taught there, alongside so many others who later concealed Dafydd’s crimes and the Westminster Paedophile Ring. In 1972 Ralph was appointed Professor of Politics at the University of Leeds. I was told yesterday that Ralph was one of those leftist academics who assisted Stuart Hall et al in obstructing Brown’s career. See previous posts for more info about Ralph.

Numerous people at Leeds University were concealing Jimmy Savile and the gang in Yorkshire. Jimmy Savile was a visitor to Bryn Estyn. One boy alleged that Savile watched him gang raped. Uncle Harry was a Top Doctor at Guy’s who worked with many of those keeping schtum about Dafydd et al.

James Chuter Ede was closely involved in the drafting of the Butler Education Act and the Criminal Justice Act 1948 and he established the Lynskey Tribunal in 1948 to investigate allegation of corruption among Ministers and civil servants. In 1964 James Chuter Ede left the Commons and was created a life peer as Baron Chuter-Ede, of Epsom in the County of Surrey. Just as the Scourge of Corruption In High Places bagged his peerage, this man was given a job as a consultant psychiatrist at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and was given responsibility for the women’s wing of the institution which at the time had hundreds and hundreds of female patients:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

‘Ewe know he tried so hard to help them but they did keep smoking mari-jew-ana and it wasn’t good for them…’

Dafydd’s boss at Denbigh was Gwynne the lobotomist, who continued carrying out lobotomies on patients long after most other institutions had ceased the practice and after the general public were told that lobotomies were no longer being carried out on patients at Denbigh. Most of those lobotomised at Denbigh were women. Of the medical records from Denbigh that are available, it is clear that the decision to carry out a lobotomy was based on the patient’s behaviour as documented by the records made by Angels. My own records from Denbigh, some of which were compiled by Angels who were employed there as long ago as the 1960s, repeatedly documented that my ‘behaviour’ was a problem, that I was ‘paranoid and aggressive’ and ‘hostile’ to Dafydd. No-one recorded that Dafydd turned up to see me at gone midnight when I was in bed. One Angel did make extensive notes expressing her concern that I had been unlawfully arrested and imprisoned by Dafydd after a ‘deal’ that he had struck with Superintendent Roberts at Bangor Police Station and that she did not want to be part of this. The Angel noted that she was told by Dr Neil Davies that she hadn’t broken the law, he and Dafydd had, all she had to do was to refuse to let me out. That Angel’s notes were ignored by everyone who ‘investigated’ my complaint and I only found out about them myself about five years ago. The Angel is now dead, she died in early middle-age, suddenly and unexpectedly in the care of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in 2002, just after Dafydd and the gang were trying to have me imprisoned for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’ on the basis of the perjury of some eight NHS staff. The case later collapsed; there was no investigation into the extensive perjury.

Before working in north Wales, Dr Neil Davies had previously worked in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. When I later asked why Dafydd had ever been appointed as my Top Doctor – because I had stated quite clearly that I wanted nothing to do with him – I was told that Tony Francis had ‘referred’ me to him. I was referred to Francis after I made a complaint about Gwynne the lobotomist. Many years later I found that Francis had documented to third parties that I was ‘dangerous’ and ‘very disturbed’ because of the ‘allegations’ that I had made about Gwynne Williams, ‘a deceased doctor’. My allegations were that Gwynne had propositioned me and I made the allegations when he was still alive. Everyone whom I approached, including the GMC, flatly refused to investigate my complaint about Williams, even the part re Williams lying and then rewriting medical records. The Chair of the GMC at the time was Lord John Walton, a psychiatrist and neurologist from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Tony Francis, Neil Davies and Dafydd all worked in north Wales, at the North Wales Hospital. In the 1980s, if a patient requested a second opinion, they were referred to Dafydd, Tony Francis or Neil Davies.

They were running a sex trafficking gang and all of their colleagues knew it, as did those at the top of the GMC and the BMA.

I am waiting for an explanation British state. You had a great deal to say about Brown and me previously, I am waiting for your comments now. Twelve year old boys gang raped, children filmed while they were forced to have sex with animals…

WELL???

As for ‘ooh there’s a Lady Doctor available now’, the Wimmin were fully on board with this as well, the Lady Doctors, the Angels, the social workers, the housemothers at Bryn Estyn, the Wimmin’s Champs in the Labour Party, except of course for that Angel who objected to Dafydd’s Deal, who was ignored and later died at the hands of her colleagues.

WELL??

‘Ewe know, some of my colleagues would rrrap me on the knuckles for saying this, but if ewe drop that complaint about me, I would only have to have a word with my friend at Liverpool Medical School and I am sure that ewe would be offered a place.’

There were many quips made at the time by my friends and I that Dafydd’s colleagues wouldn’t have rapped him on the knuckles, they’d have had him struck off, but O Jones how naive we were! MI5 listened in to that call in 1987, they knew what Dafydd was doing as indeed did all those colleagues whom Dafydd thought might rap him on the knuckles and Dafydd is still on the Medical Register today. Years later when we began to realise some of what Dafydd was involved with, Patient F used to enjoy himself with suggestions that some of Dafydd’s colleagues would slap him on the buttocks… the bare buttocks…when Dafydd was wearing his baby doll nightie…

MI5 listened to that as well.

The Night of the Hunter

Er – anyone out there still listening in want to comment??? You haven’t done that brilliantly really have you M or C or X or Dame Stella Rimington or whatever you call yourself at the moment? Try TF – for TOTAL FUCKWIT. I don’t care how many of them there were TF, Brown and I could have done better than you lot, in fact we did, we told many people what we thought was going on and everything that we suspected turned out to have been correct. Although we didn’t know about the little boys and the involvement of Carlo, obviously. MI5 need to hurry up with that statement of theirs that they are very sorry…they’ve failed…they are on a journey because they are a learning organisation…

Next time MI5, instead of surrounding me with dipsticks in various disguises to waste my time and energy, please send someone compos mentis in possession of all that money that you owe Brown and me. And I’ll still never forgive you.

Dafydd will be no doubt be settling down with his original of ‘Octopussy’ and a slice of Bara Brith as I write. I’ll be starring in a new Bond film myself soon, ‘From Llangefni with Love…’

 

Glanville West was President of the South Wales and Monmouthshire branch of the Probation Officers Association. It was common knowledge in north Wales in the 1980s and 90s that the Probation Service were on board with Dafydd’s gang, but the Waterhouse Report details the backgrounds of some of the Ancients who were involved with Gwynedd and Social Services while the gang did whatever the pleased and some of the Ancients had worked with the Probation Service decades previously. The career of Geoffrey Parkinson in the Probation Service in Inner London (see post ‘Only One Died’) suggests that there was a substantial problem with corruption in the Probation Service as long ago as the 1950s.

Glanville West also served as Chairman of the Advisory Council on Civil Aviation in Wales. During the Suez Crisis he was strongly in favour of supporting Israel’s stance against Egypt proposed by the Eden Gov’t. In the House, Glanville West persistently asked questions about employment, the levels of unemployment, the jobless statistics and how the valleys might benefit from Development areas. He sought compensation for miners, their tenancies and National Assistance for pensioners.

On 12 January 1937 Glanville West married Vera, daughter of J.Hopkins of Pontypool. They lived in Abersychan, Pontypool and had a son and a daughter.

In 1958 West was one of the first three Labour nominees chosen by Hugh Gaitskell to be created a life peer. Lord Granville-West’s maiden speech on 26 November 1958 tackled the issue of the Welsh language in schools. He was a strongly committed Welshman, passionate about ‘Welshness’ and the rights of countrymen.

As was Dafydd, while he was procuring children to provide sexual services for English High Tories.

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Yma O Hyd!

 

An advocate of industrial expansion in the South Wales valleys, Glanville-West opposed decline, promoting the cause of railway maintenance to the British Transport Commission. He hoped to attract new industries in the ‘white heat of technology’, having opposed the Beeching cuts. During 1970s industrial decline was accompanied by a shortage of decent housing. Lord Granville-West evolved into a moderniser supporting the enfranchisement of leaseholders to allow more working-class people to aspire to own their own home. Now who made that one of their flagship policies decades later?

The high profile Baptist Baron Granville-West died in Pontypool aged 80, in Sept 1984. In 1971 Dafydd made a speech to the Annual Meeting of the Welsh Baptists’ Union in which he told them 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’. Penrallt Baptist Church in Bangor was and still is a hot spot for Bangor University staff, Top Doctors and social workers. See previous posts. I know some very nice people who attend Penrallt but in the 1980s there were a great many people in that Church who were working and colluding with Dafydd and the gang and they undoubtedly knew how serious the criminality was.

Here’s an extract from the website of Glanville-West, Chivers and Morgan:

The firm was founded by Harold Saunders in 1904. In 1924, D. Granville West joined this practice to serve his articles. By 1929, D. Granville West had set up a practice on his own account in Newbridge. In 1943 he then took over Harold Saunders’ existing practice in Pontypool. Immediately after the War, Emrys Chivers returned to the firm from serving in the R.A.F., as a partner. We then became known as D. Granville West & Chivers.

Around 1950, D. Francis Dunford joined the practice, forming D. Granville West, Chivers & Dunford. The latter left the firm in 1962 to become a judge and in 1966, Ronald E.Y. (Ron) Morgan returned to the practice as a partner, having trained with us in the 1950s. The practice then gained the name by which it is known today – Granville-West, Chivers & Morgan. The hyphen in Granville-West was added when D. Granville West, who had been the Member of Parliament for Pontypool, became one of the first Life Peers, Baron Granville-West of Pontypool.

The Risca Office was established in 1980, with the Abertillery Office following in 1987. In the same year, Ron Morgan retired from the practice, but continued to practise separately as Chivers & Morgan until his death in 1998.

So Glanville-West’s pal Ron was around until after the Waterhouse Inquiry had heard evidence from the lying criminals of the children’s homes of north Wales to uphold the reputation of a network of old paedophiles who’s mycelia had penetrated all parts of polite society in the UK as well as much of polite society in other parts of the world.

Granville-West, Chivers & Morgan has taken over the practice of G. Edward Williams & Son in Blackwood to further enhance its presence in the Gwent Valleys. Granville-West, Chivers & Morgan has a proud tradition of service to the community. We act free of charge or at greatly reduced rates for a number of charities, churches and other institutions.

So that’s the potted history of Sue, Grabbit and Runn of south Wales.

Leo Abse is remembered for his natty dress sense and of course for the leading role that he played in the decriminalisation of homosexuality. In 1957, the Wolfenden Report had recommended that the law be changed to decriminalise consenting male gay sex, but the Gov’t had taken no action. Abse began to promote a Bill to put Wolfenden’s recommendations into law in February 1962. He kept pressing the issue and, after Humphrey Berkeley, the Tory MP for Lancaster, lost his seat in 1966, Abse became the main sponsor for the legalisation.

Humphrey Berkeley’s father, Reginald was the Liberal MP for Nottingham Central, 1922-24 and a noted playwright. Humphry Berkeley attended Malvern College followed by Pembroke College and was President of both the Cambridge Union Society and Cambridge University Conservative Association in 1948. His studies were interrupted when he was excluded for two years as a result of a practical joke in which he impersonated ‘H. Rochester Sneath’, the Headmaster of a rather odd public school, and wrote hoax letters to public figures. Berkeley knew Rab Butler, who arranged a job for him at Conservative Central Office during this time; Butler also advised Humphrey to keep the hoax letters and their replies safely, and publish them a quarter of a century later (the ‘Rochester Sneath letters’ were duly published in 1974).

Berkeley established his own PR company and became Head of Publicity and PR for a group of civil engineering companies. As a strong supporter of European union, Berkeley was Director-General of the United Kingdom Council of the European Movement, 1956-1957. In 1959, he was elected as the Tory MP for Lancaster.

Berkeley was a strong internationalist who supported the work of the UN; his father had supported the League of Nations. He served on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Western European Union and the Council of Europe from 1963. Berkeley was a member of the Howard League for Penal Reform and from 1965 the honorary Treasurer. That year he also drew up the new rules for election of the Leader of the Conservative Party. They might have been the rules under which Ted Heath was elected Leader in July 1965…

In 1965, Berkeley introduced a Bill to legalise male homosexual relations along the lines of the Wolfenden Report. According to a 2007 article published in ‘The Observer’, Berkeley was well known to his colleagues as a homosexual and not much liked. His Bill was given a second reading on 11 February 1966, but fell when Parliament was dissolved soon after. Unexpectedly, Berkeley lost his seat in 1966 and ascribed his defeat to the unpopularity of his Bill on homosexuality.

Out of Parliament, Berkeley took a job as Chairman of the UNA (United Nations Association). In this capacity he employed Jeffrey Archer to organise the UNA’s flag day collection. Despite barely increasing the previous year’s total, Archer was promoted to organise a dinner at 10 Downing Street, which raised over £200,000. Berkeley would later accuse Archer of having made false expenses claims whilst he worked for the UNA.

The former Deputy Principal of Bangor Normal College was an enthusiastic member of the UNA and was also involved in penal reform. Her family were leading Liberals in Wales and she personally knew Lady Megan Lloyd George. Just after I finished my PhD, this lady and her colleagues in the UNA organised a discussion day on the Dangers Of Drugs. The keynote speaker was Dafydd. Dafydd was scheduled to speak in one of the lecture theatres at Bangor University and I raised my concerns with the University authorities about the presence of Dafydd on the premises because of the misrepresentation of Dafydd’s position and experience on the UNA promotional material. The event was eventually cancelled by the UNA, but not before I received an e mail from a man called Tegai, who was a member of the UNA branch, which contained information about me which was not known to anyone in Bangor University and could only have come from Dafydd. It wasn’t anything horrifically sensitive which was why Tegai will have made the mistake; he had no idea that I would have known that the info could only have come from one person…

I am sure that dear old Dafydd told Tegai and co many more Interesting Facts about me which Tegai didn’t mention…

I’ve been told that the business of Dafydd’s proposed guest appearance under the umbrella of the UNA  on that occasion was a team effort on the part of the gwerin. There’s a post coming soon in which you’ll all be named! Please don’t panic gwerin, I’m not Of You so I won’t be blogging the info that I was given about you under conditions of confidentiality, even if you used confidential information about me. Or indeed simply made up a pack of lies. Are you enjoying your coating of green slime? At least people will be able to see you coming in future, it’s certainly never going to wash off. As for that comment re what you were all going to do to the VC of Bangor University Merfyn Jones once his wife had died… How Lowe can you get? Well-dressed men? You haven’t got a clue, you might as well have all taken a leaf out of the book of Dr Duckula Morris and dressed in nylon slacks. You probably all agree with her that ‘Althusser is just a load of old rubbish really’.

Trending now: # Too thick for social theory.

 

  • For more links between Tuppence and Lady Mary and Dafydd’s network, see post ‘Tuppence And His Fragrant Wife’.

In 1968 Humphrey had resigned from the Conservative Party, largely in opposition to its stance on Vietnam. In 1970, Humphrey joined the Labour Party and stood unsuccessfully as a Labour candidate in 1974. He then spent time working as a roving ambassador of the now defunct Republic of Transkei, until he was abducted one night in February 1979 while dining at the Umtata Holiday Inn, and assaulted on the side of a road, put into the boot of a car and dumped over the border at Kei Bridge.

Humphrey Berkeley found his true home in 1981 when he joined Dr Death in the SDP. He fought Southend East for them in 1987. In 1988 with the SDP splitting over whether to merge with the Liberals, Humphrey rejoined Labour.

 

Although with the Labour landslide of 1966 there was a majority for Leo Abse’s Bill to decriminalise homosexuality, it was still vulnerable but Abse persuaded Woy Jenkins to give the measure Gov’t time, which eventually saw the Bill through onto the statute book. Abse knew that Woy was a bisexual swinger who was colluding with Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring and may have been part of it himself.

In 1968 Abse was appointed to a Home Office Advisory Committee on the penal system. He was elected Chairman of the group of Welsh Labour MPs in 1971. Abse was chosen as Chairman of a Select Committee on abortion, 1975-77. His report advocated restrictions on abortion, including a lowering of the time limit within which abortion was legal from 28 weeks. Abse fought in the House of Commons for the enactment of his Committee’s recommendations and continued the fight in 1980 when the Conservative MP John Corrie proposed a Bill along similar lines; Abse refused to compromise on a limit of 24 weeks.

Abse was one of the ‘Gang Of Six’ group of Welsh Labour MPs who were opponents of devolution when it was proposed in the late 1970s. Another member of the group was the Windbag. There was a great deal of enmity between these MPs and the pro-devolution MPs. See post ‘News From Sicily’. One of the reasons why Abse opposed devolution was that he thought that some in Wales, whom he called “fanatics”, wanted to use it to promote the use of the Welsh language. George Thomas also had a major problem with anyone who dared speak Welsh. Although their mate Dafydd is first language Welsh and his minion Meri Huws was Chair of Cymdeithas, then Chair of the Welsh Language Board and is now the Welsh Language Commissioner.

# No fucking principles at all. Just a gang of paedophiles.

Abse was briefly Chairman of the Welsh Affairs Select Committee when it was first set up, but resigned in November 1981. Abse added to his reputation for taking maverick stances by strongly urging that British forces be withdrawn from N Ireland. He opposed nuclear power and weapons and criticised Thatch for insisting that Argentina unconditionally surrender over the Falklands. Abse supported British membership of the European Communities. His support for liberal divorce laws led him to propose a new ‘child-centred’ divorce reform in the early 1980s; the Bill was piloted by Martin Stevens, Conservative MP for Fulham.

What has received rather less publicity than the noble hero Leo Abse fighting for gay rights and divorce law reform is Abse virtual single-handedly achieving the Children Act 1975, which resulted in hundreds of kids in care being placed in children’s homes in north Wales. Abse began preparing the ground for the Children’s Act in the late 1960s, just as John Allen took out the lease on the building which became the Bryn Alyn Community. Abse wined and dined with Jim Callaghan, the then Home Secretary and Callaghan’s wife Audrey, who were both colluding with organised child abuse, including that carried out by Abse’s pal George Thomas. It was as a result of Abse’s efforts that the Houghton Committee was set up to ‘review’ matters re kids who were not cared for by their families. The Houghton Committee took evidence from Dafydd’s friends and colleagues and on the basis of this recommended a change in the law re kids in care. Because Labour were out of office between 1970 and 1974, Abse was delayed a little with regard to successfully changing the law, but once Labour was elected in 1974, Dr Death very kindly sponsored a Private Member’s Bill at old Abse’s request and the Children Act 1975 came into being. See post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’ for further details.

The kids who were placed in the hands of a gang of paedophiles as a result of the Children Act 1975 were dependent upon the Welsh Office to ensure that standards and care in the children’s homes were acceptable. The Waterhouse Report admits that there was a total dereliction of duty on the part of the Welsh Office with regard to this; the Welsh Office failed to regularly inspect most of the children’s homes in north Wales, even when staff were convicted of assaults on children and the most serious complaints were made. The Welsh Office became responsible for the health and social services in Wales when George Thomas was Secretary of State for Wales, 1968-70.

That is why this is categorised as serious ORGANISED crime…

John Allen took the lease out on the building which became the Bryn Alyn Community in 1968, which was when Leo Abse got busy with children’s legislation.

Carlo became Prince of Wales in 1969. George Thomas was a big fan of the Royals Gawd Bless ‘Em and although Thomas was no longer Secretary of State at the time of the Investiture, it was Thomas who organised the song and dance that accompanied it.

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The British state were so grateful that Carlo wasn’t blown sky high by Welsh Nash – although there was an attempt to do that – that the Top Cop who organised the policing, Sir Philip Meyers, was subsequently rewarded with the post of Chief Constable of North Wales, 1974-82. Myers presided over a deeply corrupt force who colluded with the organised abuse and criminality of Dafydd’s gang. After this triumph Myers then served as HM Inspector of Constabulary. See previous posts eg. ‘Top Of The Cops’.

One of the men who was involved in the plan to bomb the Investiture was banged up in Denbigh. He subsequently became friends with Dafydd and in the 1990s made TV appearances calling himself Rev, stating that Dafydd was the only person who knew how to deal with the Drugs Crisis In North Wales and that under no conditions should the North Wales Hospital Denbigh be closed because ‘Welsh boys and girls are going to prison in England’ for want of a hospital bed. Indeed, Welsh boys and girls were killing themselves in prisons in England because Dafydd et al had fitted them up, but the Rev, who wasn’t a Rev at all although he did acquire a dog collar which he wore on TV, didn’t mention that. Neither did the Rev mention that most of Dafydd’s ‘substance abuse patients’ were English men and women whom Dafydd had positively invited to north Wales from big English cities to buy drugs off of him (see eg. post ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’).

The Rev’s daughter subsequently qualified as a social worker from Coleg Menai in approx 2004, although two members of Coleg Menai staff were so concerned at her false allegations and lies about being a social worker and demands to have people arrested and sectioned when she was a student that they declared that they would prevent her from qualifying. Their concerns were ignored on the grounds that the Rev’s daughter was a Welsh speaker and there is a shortage of Welsh speaking social workers. The Rev’s daughter became a social worker. Top Doctor Graham Thomas, a leading light in the BMA in Wales, admitted to me that he knew about the problems that the Rev’s daughter was causing in her capacity as a social worker what with her penchant for having innocent people arrested and sectioned.

# It’s the gang again.

The person who carried the bomb which was designed to blow Carlo to smithereens was also Referred to Dafydd and she later had her newborn baby unlawfully abducted by the staff of St David’s Laundry. I made friends with her in 2000 and Christ were there fireworks from the gwerin. She was found dead in her house not long afterwards when the gang were in the process of fitting me up for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’.

Strange but true for March

 

# Yes it’s them again.

Oh just deal with them someone. It’s a job for TF if he can only get his arse in gear and stop helping Dafydd.

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Leo Abse wrote a number of books following retirement which drew very heavily on psychoanalysis. His volume Margaret, Daughter of Beatrice (1989), is a “psycho-biography” of Margaret Thatcher. In The Man Behind the Smile: Tony Blair and the Politics of Perversion (1996), Abse highlighted some of the aspects of Miranda that were later to be cited by Miranda’s opponents on the left. In Fellatio, Masochism, Politics and Love (1997), Abse drew attention to the fact that fellatio had been unspoken of a generation before but had since come to be seen as an essential part of casual sexual relationships. He analysed the tendency for men to engage in risky behaviour by placing their trust in women whom they barely knew and linked it to political developments.

Abse does make some interesting observations in his books – he argues convincingly that Thatch was substantially influenced in her values and politics by her grandmother with whom Thatch and her family lived for much of Thatch’s youth, something that no-one else really paid attention to – but his writing is at the same time terrifying. Abse is clearly a man who excels at using discredited psychoanalytic theory to excuse his own very worrying sexual interest in children as well as many other unpleasant aspects of his character and to analyse the most benign actions of other people in order to smear them. See post ‘A Peer, More Top Docs And News Round Up’. As I read Abse’s work I was reminded of some of the ‘medical records’ that Dafydd and Gwynne wrote about me. It was strikingly similar material.

Leo Abse has been investigated for historical abuse.

After Abse retired from the Commons his nomination for a seat in the House of Lords was vetoed by Margaret Thatcher. I have no idea why, she should have been very grateful to him because Abse’s involvement in the Westminster Paedophile Ring was one of the reasons why it didn’t all blow up in Thatch’s face.

A bust of Abse was unveiled at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff on 22 October 2009. The sculpture was funded by the firm of solicitors he founded, Leo Abse and Cohen and was made by Abse’s second cousin, the sculptor, Luke Shepherd.

Luke Shepherd’s website is currently advertising the work that he does re the training of surgeons. Luke holds courses for Top Doctors at Marylebone Road and in Devon. The ‘International Journal of Surgery’ published a paper by Luke which Luke publicises on his website. Luke’s website contains many other gems. He spent the first part of his life in south Wales but relocated to Dartmoor, where I think he still is. Luke has been commissioned to sculpt busts of Old Nick Edwards, Rhodri Morgan and George Thomas, as people whom Wales wishes to remember. Surely a double bust of Dafydd and Meri will soon appear in the Senedd? Luke has also created sculptures of Shiva, the Buddha and that other well-known deity, Billy Connolly. Luke set up a Tai Chi School in Exeter. There are ripe pickings in the Exeter region, because there’s a lot of Spiritual people in Devon these days, rather than farmers. Exeter University was one of the first institutions to collaborate with Professor Mark Williams’s Mindfulness fraud. Mark Williams is a former colleague of Dafydd’s (see post ‘The Biggest Expert Of The Lot’).

Luke’s website boasts of his links with the Welsh Arts Council and the Saatchi Gallery.

 

When Leo Abse stood down from the Commons, his seat was succeeded by Paul Murphy. Murphy was Secretary of State for Wales, 1999-02 and 2008-09 and it was in that capacity Murphy took receipt of the Waterhouse Report on 30 Sept 1999. When the Waterhouse Report was published on 15 Feb 2000, Murphy stated that he was delighted to be reassured that there was no VIP paedophile ring in north Wales, never had been and that the matter had been subjected to an exhaustive, transparent investigation.

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Before becoming an MP, Paul Murphy had been a Torfaen Councillor – he was elected to Torfaen Council in 1973 – and knew Leo Abse well. Paul Murphy is a committed Roman Catholic and a Bachelor who has not been blessed with children himself. See previous posts.

 

Leo Abse married Marjorie Davies in 1955. They had two children: Tobias, who is a Marxist historian and Bathsheba. Marjorie died in 1996. Abse’s second marriage was to Ania Czepulkowska, in 2000, when Abse was 83 and Czepulkowska 33. Abse died on 19 August 2008. According to a newspaper report, he left his £1.2m estate to his second wife, with no financial provision for his children or grandchildren. Media interviews with Ania suggested that she was rather vulnerable when she met the elderly predator whom she later married and that Abse dominated her. Although she did bag all the dosh. See previous posts.

Dr. Tobias Abse was a history lecturer at Goldsmiths College, London University, 1994-16. Toby Abse has written extensively about the rise of the Fascist Right in Italy prior to WW II. He has been a member of the Socialist Alliance National Executive, the Alliance for Green Socialism National Committee, the Socialist History Society committee and the ‘Revolutionary History’ editorial board and is a regular contributor to UK socialist newspapers and magazines. Toby was educated at William Ellis School, Highgate and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1978. Whether Toby was on board with his dad I don’t know, he might have hated the old git and there was probably a very big scrap after the Last Will and Testament was read.

 

Leo’s brother Dannie’s autobiography ‘A Poet In The Family’ describes how one day in 1958 as a Nice Young Doctor, Dannie met up with the newly elected MP for Pontypool in London, his brother Leo. My how they marvelled at what the two boys from Cardiff had become!

Dannie Abse was born in Cardiff and attended Marlborough Road Primary School, where George Thomas was his teacher. In his autobiography Dannie remarked that George Thomas, despite being a high profile Methodist, ‘favoured’ Jewish children although Dannie does not suggest why that might have been. The Abse family were proud of their Jewishness but certainly had plenty of friends and contacts among other communities. Not only were they pals with George the Methodist, but Dannie then went to St Illtyd’s College, a Roman Catholic School in Cardiff and made lifelong contacts there. Paul Flynn, the Labour MP for Newport West since 1987, also went to St Illtyd’s. Paul Flynn stood as the Labour candidate for Denbigh in Oct 1974 and in the 1990s he appeared on ‘The Kane Debates’ on TV with Dafydd. Paul Flynn did contradict the rubbish that Dafydd was spouting about reefer madness but Paul Flynn has never spoken a word about Dafydd’s far more serious crimes. See previous posts for more on Paul Flynn.

Dannie Abse studied medicine. Dannie had no interest in this but at the age of 13 his older brother Wilfred, a Top Doctor and psychiatrist, ordered Dannie to do medicine and Wilfred put Dannie’s name down for Westminster Hospital Medical School, which was where Wilfred had trained. Before ‘walking the wards’ at Westminster ie. undertaking the clinical part of his training, Dannie undertook pre-clinical studies at the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff and then at King’s College, London.

By Dannie’s own account, he didn’t do that well academically as a medical student and he couldn’t cope at all with pathology cases and the gory bits. However he grit his teeth – although at one point he planned to leave medicine, but his family, particularly Leo, pressurised him into remaining partly by reminding Dannie how much it had cost his father to keep him in London studying – and he qualified. During his years as a medical student, what Dannie did do a lot of was to write poetry and he found considerable success in the field.

Dannie might not have been a hot shot as a medical scientist, but he did what virtually all Top Doctors do at medical school, he made influential friends and contacts. Dannie made even more influential friends and contacts through his poetry and writing. Dannie also joined the Welsh Society at King’s College.

As a student at Westminster, Dannie was on the firm of Sir Adolphe Abrahams, who is considered to be the founder of British sports science. Abrahams was born in Cape Town in 1883, the son of Isaac and Esther Abrahams. He was educated at Bedford Modern School, 1891-99, at Bedford School and at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Abrahams was the medical officer in charge of the British Olympic teams, 1912-48. He was also President of the British Association of Sports and Medicine and a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

The Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives Of The Fellows’ Online supplies more information about Sir Adolphe. Some extracts:

…Abrahams’ clinical training was undertaken at St Bartholomew’s Hospital

Bart’s was a site of wrongdoing and the concealing of wrongdoing in the generation of the Top Doctors who trained Dafydd et al, ie. Sir Adolphe’s generation. One such Top Doctor was the father of Lady Juliet Bingley who was a surgeon at Bart’s; Lady Juliet worked as an almoner (social worker) at Bart’s. Lady Juliet and her son William Bingley colluded with Dafydd and the linked gangs throughout their entire careers but particularly so when they were in senior positions at MIND during the 1970s and 80s and in William’s case when he was appointed CEO of the Mental Health Act Commission in 1990; a Director of Morecombe Bay Primary Care Trust, 2000-06; then Chairman of North Lancashire NHS Primary Care Trust and Professor of Mental Health Law and Ethics at the University of Central Lancashire, 2000-04. Bingley ran an NHS consultancy which flogged ‘expertise’ to the NHS. His conflict of interest resulted in him having to resign as Chairman of the North Lancashire NHS PCT. Bingley was killed in a fatal accident when out fell-walking three weeks later, in 2011. With his wife Helen, William Bingley was also co-founder of the Abaseen Foundation, a charidee developing health care in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, formerly the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. S

Lady Juliet was married to Admiral Sir Alec Bingley, who after WW II served as Deputy Director of Air Warfare. He went on to be Chief of Staff to the Flag Officer (Air) and then Commander of the aircraft-carrier HMS Eagle in 1952. Bingley was appointed Fifth Sea Lord and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Air) in 1954 and Flag Officer, Aircraft Carriers in 1958. He was made Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet and NATO Commander Allied Forces Mediterranean in 1959 and then Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth and Allied Commander-in-Chief, Channel in 1961. Sir Alec retired in 1963. Bingley was one of those who served close to Lord Louis Mountbatten and knew about the associated scandals as well as the Gay Spies in the Admiralty etc. See post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’.

After qualification he undertook postgraduate study in Vienna. 

Vienna was a hot spot for the Top Doctors of that era who had an interest in psychoanalysis who used their positions as psychoanalysts and psychiatrists to conceal organised abuse. Whether Sir Adolphe was doing anything related to psychoanalysis in Vienna I don’t know, but he will have met analysts while he was there.

Abrahams served in the RAMC as a medical officer, 1915-20, attaining the rank of Major. He was appointed to the consultant staff of Westminster Hospital in 1920 and was also for a time consultant physician to Hampstead General Hospital and to the Royal Chest Hospital. He became Dean of Westminster Hospital Medical School shortly before the opening of the new Westminster School in Horseferry Road, in 1939, at which time he was knighted. 

Some months ago I read an historical account of a Westminster medical student who had been arrested after breaking into the nurses home, sexually harassing – and possibly indecently assaulting – one of the Angels within and helping himself to someone else’s purse. The lawyer representing him, one Ronnie Waterhouse, ensured that the Nice Young Doctor’s career was not adversely affected by a prosecution by thrashing out a deal with the Dean of Westminster Hospital Medical School. I am not sure if the helpful Dean was Sir Adolphe, but this is by no means the only anecdote that I have heard regarding appalling behaviour on the part of medical students of Dafydd’s vintage who should have been identified as far too irresponsible or indeed frankly dangerous to have been allowed to qualify. In that era, academic standards in medical schools were laughable – although that had changed by the 1980s – and once a medical student had begun training there really was almost nothing that they could do which would result in them not qualifying, although they were ferociously bullied and brutalised during their training.

Sir Adolphe was a general physician with a special interest in gastroenterology. He was also deeply interested in athletics and the training of athletes and was consulting medical officer to the British Olympic team on numerous occasions between 1912 and 1948. Abrahams’s written work was largely on gastroenterological subjects, exercise, physical fitness and the training of athletes. In his early years he was also interested in photography, especially that of moving objects, and in motoring.

Photographs eh?? Sir Adolphe could well have been photographing many things, but Dafydd’s mate Professor Linford Rees who held a Chair at Bart’s in the 1990s was renowned for livening up his lectures with photographs of ‘bathing beauties’ who happened to be his patients. See post ‘A Galaxy Of Talent…’. Whichever grim institution the bathing beauties will have had the misfortune to have been detained in will not have invested in bubble bath to have enabled the suds to have acted as a fig leaf a la TV adverts. The bathing beauties may not even have had the privilege of hot water and almost certainly were bathing in a communal area in full view of other people, as well as Linford and his camera.

Ah the doctors they were wonderful!

In 1928 Abrahams was Arris and Gale Lecturer of the Royal College of Surgeons and some years later Lumleian Lecturer, as well as Censor, of the Royal College of Physicians. For a time he was examiner in medicine in the Universities of Cambridge, Liverpool and London and President of the British Society of Gastroenterologists, as well as of the Section of Medicine, Royal Society of Medicine.

He was a physician of the old school to whom a detailed history and clinical examination were of basic importance and of more importance and interest than the results of laboratory investigations, which came last to confirm or refute the clinical diagnosis.

Sir Adolphe wasn’t one to worry about science…

His ward rounds were often enlivened by vivid, and sometimes caustic, comments to students but his detachment perhaps made rapport with patients less easy.

There’s the confession. He was a complete bastard who intimidated the students and was so cold and contemptuous that the patients hated him.

He was certainly an unforgettable figure, elegantly dressed in tail coat, monocled on occasion,

God knows what the patients thought.

  • never in a hurry, and with an almost eighteenth century grace and charm; his knobbly hands in marked contrast to the rest. His face had a Dickensian look about it. He wrote his medical notes and opinions in microscopic script, always lucid and well phrased. A great reader, he once remarked how much he would enjoy a few weeks in prison, away from all distractions, so that he could devote himself wholeheartedly to reading.

If only someone had been willing to arrange it

  • He did not care for holidays, which interfered with his well ordered life and reading and writing.
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So how did Raffles ever gain the expertise necessary to be a considerable judge of food and wine? Is this code for Raffles throwing hissy fits if he had been supplied with food which wasn’t up to his liking? It wasn’t that Raffles was the most dreadful old bugger, it was simply Raffles having a discerning palate.

The brother of a renowned athlete, he was no mean performer himself, and was often seen in middle age running round Regent’s Park. At a scientific meeting he showed a section of one of his own arteries, perhaps to emphasize the dissociation between structure and function.

Did Raffles perform an on the spot self-dissection??

In later years his hearing became impaired but even this, he said, had its compensations.

It was even easier to ignore the screams of horror and the many complaints.

On retirement from hospital work, his interests remained unabated and he spent a good deal of his time browsing in medical libraries. On Christmas Day he turned up regularly at his old hospital wards, impeccably dressed as usual, to watch with detached amusement his former junior colleagues, dressed in crazy garb, carve the turkey. ‘I could never do that’, he remarked.

Everyone would have known that Raffles and they probably wished that you’d stopped turning up to blight their Christmas.

He married Adrienne Walsh in 1922 and had one son and one daughter. His younger brothers were Sir Sydney Abrahams, PC, for many years Chief Justice in East Africa and Ceylon, who predeceased him, and Harold Maurice Abrahams, the Olympic athlete.

Raffles died in 1967, so he lived to see Dafydd launch his glorious career at the North Wales Hospital. Raffles will have known Admiral Sir Alec Bingley’s father-in-law, the surgeon at Barts…

 

Raffles acquired some interesting relatives via his younger brother Harold Abrahams. Harold Maurice Abrahams (15 December 1899 – 14 January 1978) was Olympic champion in 1924 in the 100 metres sprint, a feat depicted in the 1981 movie ‘Chariots of Fire’.

Harold Abrahams served as a lieutenant in the British Army. He attended Bedford School, Repton School and then Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 1919-23. Abrahams then trained as a lawyer. At Cambridge, he was a member of the Cambridge University Athletics Club (of which he was president 1922–1923), Cambridge University Liberal Club, the Pitt Club and the Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Abrahams was also a member of the Achilles Club, a track and field club formed in 1920 by and for past and present representatives of Oxford and Cambridge universities. 

At the 1924 Summer Games, Abrahams won the 100 m in a time of 10.6 seconds, beating all the American favourites, including the 1920 gold-medal winner Charley Paddock. In third place was Arthur Porritt, later Governor-General of New Zealand and Queen’s Surgeon. See previous posts for information relating to Arthur Porritt’s collusion with Top Doctors’ crimes and the role that his son Jonathan Porritt played in colluding with Dafydd et al. The Paris Olympics 100 m dash took place at 7 p.m. on 7 July 1924, and Abrahams and Porritt dined together at 7 p.m. on 7 July every year thereafter, until Abrahams’s death in 1978. 

In May 1925, Abrahams broke his leg while long-jumping, ending his athletic career. He returned to his legal career. In 1928, he was team captain of the British Olympic team at Amsterdam and Editor of the Official British Olympic Report for the same games. Subsequently he worked as an athletics journalist for forty years, becoming a commentator on the sports for BBC radio. In 1936, Abrahams reported the Berlin Olympics for the BBC. Later in his life, Abrahams also became President of the Jewish Athletic Association, and served as Chairman for the Amateur Athletic Association(AAA).

Although not an official timer, Abrahams was present when Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile in 1954. See previous posts.

In early 1934, Abrahams met D’Oyly Carte Opera Company singer Sybil Evers. They wed in December 1936. Sybil Evers could not have children, so they adopted an eight-week-old boy, Alan, in 1942 and a nearly three-year-old girl, Sue, in 1946. During the Nazi regime and war, the Abrahams’s also fostered two Jewish refugees: a German boy called “Ken Gardner” (born Kurt Katzenstein) and an Austrian girl named Minka.

Evers died in 1963 at the age of 59 and Harold set up two awards in her name: the Sybil Evers Memorial Prize for Singing (1965–1995), an annual cash prize awarded to the best female singer in her last year at the Webber Douglas School of Singing and Dramatic Art and the Sybil Abrahams Memorial Trophy, presented each year from 1964 onward at Buck House by Phil the Greek, President of the British Amateur Athletics Association to the best British woman athlete.

Harold Abrahams was a keen Freemason. 

Abrahams was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1981 and into the England Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.

Abrahams has been recognised with an English Heritage Blue plaque at his former home in Golders Green which was unveiled by his daughter Sue and nephew Tony Abrahams:

A plaque from the Heritage Foundation was unveiled at Harold Abrahams’s birthplace, Rutland Road in Bedford, on 8 July 2012. This coincided with the Olympic torch relay passing through the town.

In July 2012, plans were announced to erect a memorial to Abrahams in Telford to recognise that before the 1924 Olympics he won a gold medal in the 100-yard sprint at the Midlands Area AAA championships at St George’s Recreation Club ground. The memorial, in the form of a plaque, was unveiled by Abrahams’s daughter Sue in October 2014 in the lounge of the club, which now possesses the medal that he won at the event.

Abrahams’s daughter Sue married Pat Pottle. Pat Pottle was a founding member of the Committee of 100, an anti-nuclear group which broke away from CND. In 1962, at the height of the Cold War, Pottle was jailed for 18 months for conspiracy (as one of the Wethersfield Six) to organise the Committee of 100 demonstrations at the nuclear base USAF Wethersfield in Essex. In Wormwood Scrubs, Pottle met the Communist spy and double agent George Blake and Pat’s outrage at the “vicious” sentence imposed on Blake led Pat and two others, Michael Randle and Sean Bourke, help Blake to escape in Oct 1966. It was a few months after Blake had escaped that Pottle met and married Sue.

For most of his working life Pat Pottle was a printer, running his own Stanhope Press in the 1960s, working as printer for the Peace Pledge Union in the early 1990s and running his own Pottle Press in the late 1990s.

Pat died in Oct 2000 and his obituary in The Torygraph stated that:

‘Though Pottle and his co-conspirator Michael Randle were suspected [of helping Blake escape], the security services decided not to prosecute on the grounds that it might be seen as “persecution – that the big fish had got away so they were taking it out on the little fish”. The pair were only charged with aiding and abetting Blake’s escape in 1991, after they had written a full account of their involvement, ‘The Blake Affair – How We Freed George Blake – and Why’ (1989), and after Conservative MPs had demanded that the case be reopened.

Blake, a British intelligence officer, was found guilty in 1961 of supplying information to the Soviet Union. He was sentenced to 42 years in prison, one year for each British agent thought to have been killed through his treachery. It was the longest specified sentence in modern times.

Pottle and Randle met him and an Irish criminal called Sean Bourke in Wormwood Scrubs where they were serving sentences imposed in 1962 for conspiracy following the occupation of an American air base at Wethersfield, Essex, by supporters of the Committee of 100 (a breakaway group from CND).

In May 1966, after their release, Bourke approached them about springing Blake. In October Blake was helped over the wall by Bourke using a rope ladder. He was then hidden in various London flats by Pottle and Randle. In December he was smuggled to Berlin in a compartment hidden under the bunk of a camper van driven by Randle; he later surfaced in Moscow.

For years it was assumed that Blake’s escape had been masterminded by the KGB, but in the run-up to their trial Pottle and Randle secured the disclosure of MI5 papers which showed they had been suspected from the beginning.

In 1970 these suspicions were confirmed when Sean Bourke wrote a book about the affair in which he thinly disguised the names of the other participants as “Pat Porter” and “Michael Reynolds”. In 1987, Pottle and Randle were named in press reports as having been involved in the breakout. Still no action was taken.

At their trial at the Old Bailey, Pottle and Randle who represented themselves, argued that their motives had been humanitarian and that since the security services had known of their involvement but had done nothing until MPs demanded their prosecution, the trial was political. They were unanimously acquitted by the jury…

In 1960 he joined the Committee of 100, a breakaway group dedicated to using civil disobedience to advance their cause. The following year he took over from Randle as secretary of the group after Randle had been jailed for his involvement in an anti-nuclear demonstration. Pottle participated in a number of demonstrations including a four-hour sit-in at the Soviet embassy.

In December 1961, when he was wanted by the police after the occupation of the air base at Wethersfield, he went into hiding. Only in February 1962, when he appeared at a press conference at Kingsway Hall in London, was Pottle arrested by Special Branch men. He defended himself and attempted to use the trial as a platform for his political beliefs. He, Randle and four other defendants were jailed for 18 months.

After his release, Pottle became secretary to the philosopher and disarmament campaigner Bertrand Russell. In 1964 he was put on trial in China and deported for “inciting the Chinese people to overthrow the state”. Later the same year he was deported from Greece after joining anti-nuclear demonstrations. Months later he was deported from Malta for organising an anti-nuclear demonstration there.

He co-founded the Vietnam Information Group in 1967, to help American deserters and draft dodgers reach Sweden on false documents. A year later he was arrested demonstrating in London against the Colonels’ coup in Greece. Later he organised demonstrations against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia.

In 1969, Pottle seemed to have grown tired of civil disobedience and with his family moved to Wales. There he went into business as an antiques dealer and ran the Pottle Press, printing leaflets for the anti-nuclear movement. Ten years later they returned to London.

 

Pat and Sue lived in Croesor and were friends with many of the radicals and bohemians who were there during the 1970s and 80s, as described in previous posts eg ‘The Village’. They were friendly with local people as well as with the ‘Welsh Bloomsbury Set’ and they will have known about Dafydd’s gang, who were making the life of the locals very difficult. Pat must have known that Bertrand Russell was an abusive man who was utilising the services of Dafydd’s network to put anyone who raised concerns about Russell’s conduct out of action (see post ‘So Who Was Angry About What?’). Sue and her friends did know about the con of appointing a ‘Welsh speaking social worker’ in the late 1960s for language equality purposes, who ensured that Gwynne and Dafydd found it even easier to bang up anyone who had spilt the gang’s pints, because they’d been assessed in their first language so OF COURSE the assessment was fair and yes they are definitely nuts and need to be locked up in Denbigh for decades without trial…

In 2011 Thomas Merfyn Hughes, a retired social worker who lived in Croesor, was found dead in someone else’s garden. His body was concealed from view and Mr Hughes had been dead for many, many hours before his body was found. I do not know if Mr Hughes was the Welsh speaking social worker of legend who simply made it even easier for Dafydd et al to abduct and imprison people who had spilt their pints, but in approx 2005, Mr Hughes was the manager of the thugs of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team and when they refused to hand over their file on me – which they should never have had because I had never been a ‘client’ of theirs – Mr Hughes kindly went to their office and retrieved it, giving me a copy. See previous posts eg. ‘A Particularly Worrying Death’. Mr Hughes had previously served as the election agent of Elfyn Llwyd, a solicitor and barrister who was the Plaid MP for Meirionydd Nant Conwy, 1992-2010 and Dwyfor Meirionnydd, 2010-15. Elfyn Llwyd was President of Gwynedd Law Society, 1990-91. It was always believed in north Wales that Elfyn Llwyd was an even bigger crook than the other lawyers in the region.

Yma O Hyd!

As Elfyn will know, because his wife Eleri is a Welsh songster. Did Eleri sing at Mr Hughes’s funeral then Elfyn? ‘Calon Lan’ perhaps? Or ‘I Am the Mob’ a la Catatonia?

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I did know about Pat Pottle being put on trial for helping George Blake escape years after Blake had got away and Pat’s trial was famously farcical, but I’ve only just noticed the year that Pat was put on trial at the Old Bailey. It was 1991. The year that I and my friends who were witnesses to Dafydd’s criminality had our careers wrecked and the year in which the gang made two consecutive attempts to have me imprisoned on the basis of the perjury of Tony and Sadie Francis. One of my court appearances was at the Royal Courts of Justice at The Strand. So I was down from the Bethesda, in the Royal Courts of Justice, on ludicrous charges and Pat Pottle, who had only recently moved from Croesor, was up in the Old Bailey on ludicrous charges…

In Feb 1991 Lilibet knighted Peter Morrison.

Pat Pottle was someone whom it would have been known was aware of a great deal of what Bertrand Russell and his friends got up to and who assisted them. In 1991 the North Wales Police were midway through their investigation into the possible presence of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire. The Chief Constable of North Wales refused to co-operate with the investigation and in 1992 the investigation stopped when the North Wales Police announced that there was no evidence of any paedophile ring.

The Westminster Paedophile Ring experienced a major panic in 1990, because Greville Janner and his mate the Leicestershire social worker Frank Beck – a Liberal Party Councillor – were hauled in and questioned by the police regarding the abuse of children in care. Janner’s solicitor Sir David Napley was so convinced that Janner would be prosecuted that he retained George Carman QC, George having established his reputation when he got Jeremy Thorpe off charges of incitement to kill and conspiracy in 1979. Beck was charged and remanded in custody. Janner was not charged and when he reappeared in the House of Turds after being interviewed under caution he was given a round of applause. In Nov 1991 at Leicester Crown Court Frank Beck was sentenced to five life sentences in prison and an additional 24 years for the physical and sexual abuse, including the rape, of more than 100 children in his care. Years later the DPP admitted that Janner should have been charged as well and no-one was able to explain why he wasn’t.

Frank Beck always maintained that he had been scapegoated for the crimes of people more famous and with more clout than he had. Peter Howarth said exactly the same thing when he was jailed in 1994. Beck was found dead in Whitemoor Prison ‘from a heart attack’ on 31 May 1994, aged 51, just over two weeks after John Smith died ‘after a heart attack’. Howarth was found dead in Wakefield Prison on 24 April 1997. So neither Frank Beck and Peter Howarth were around to name names at the Waterhouse Inquiry, particularly as Ronnie Waterhouse suddenly decided that he would be taking a holiday in Hong Kong shortly after the Waterhouse Inquiry opened. Ronnie popped off on holiday for a few weeks in March 1994. While Ronnie was in Hong Kong he met up and dined with Derry Irvine, who just happened to be in Hong Kong as well! On another occasion Ronnie was most impressed with two junior barristers of Derry’s whom Ronnie encountered – a Cherie Booth and a Tony Blair…

While Pat Pottle and I were appearing in Britain’s most famous Courts, it was all kicking off at Bangor University. It was in the early 1990s that Dafydd’s gwerin declared war on a senior sociologist at Bangor and he was wrongly accused by the gwerin – and by ‘The Guardian’ – of discriminating against Welsh speakers when appointing staff. One person caught in the cross-fire was Nerys, Merfyn’s late wife, who years later died after Dafydd’s mates at the Walton Centre found that there was no treatment for her, just after Dafydd and the gang had declared war on Merfyn and were openly telling anyone who would listen that they would get him out of his job as VC of Bangor University (see post ‘Badlands’).

Nerys became ill not long after the brother-in-law of Miranda’s policy adviser John McTernan nicked my computer.

I am currently reading more about the George Blake case and I might return to it in a future blog post.

The Home Secretary when Pat Pottle and I were making guests appearances at the Old Bailey and the Royal Courts of Justice was Ken Baker. In previous posts I have explained why I think that Ken Baker may have had something to do with the framing of and wrongful imprisonment and detention in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh of Patient F.

The DPP when I and Pat Pottle were prosecuted at the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey respectively was Sir Allan Green.

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Sir Allan David Green (born 1 March 1935) was DPP, 1987-92. He was called to the Bar in 1959 and rose to become a recorder in 1979. Sir Allan resigned as DPP in October 1991 when he was spotted kerb-crawling in King’s Cross, London. He claimed that he was holding discussions with them but about what he did not explain. Sir Allan’s wife committed suicide in 1993. Or rather she was found dead and it was claimed that she committed suicide, but there were a great many things about that suicide which did not add up. See post ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party’.

Sir Allan continued with his career however, both prosecuting and defending in important cases, particularly murders. Between 2000 and 2004 he represented 10 British soldiers in the 1972 Bloody Sunday Inquiry. Sir Allan had been paid £1.5 million for his work on the Inquiry. Just three words:

Kincora Boys’ Home.

Sir Allan is a member of Inner Temple and remained a practising barrister in London until his retirement in 2013. Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss is a member of Inner Temple. Butler-Sloss was responsible for concealing the chaos that Dafydd’s associates in Cleveland caused in 1987-88 (see post ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named’). Butler-Sloss is the sister of Lord Michael Havers who spent a lifetime colluding with Dafydd et al and as Attorney General under Thatcher, blocked the prosecution of Westminster and Whitehall paedophiles such as Cyril Smith and Sir Geoffrey Hayman. See previous posts.

After Sir Allan resigned as DPP, Dame Barbara Mills was appointed and then Dafydd et al really celebrated. Mrs Mills’s daughter has just been appointed Chair of the Parole Board. Is it not extraordinary that Dafydd is now nearly 90 years old and all public appointments still have to be made with him in mind?

 

Dannie Abse’s good friend at King’s College was Russell Barton. Russell Barton was one of the 96 British medical students who spent a month in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp two weeks after its liberation in 1945 to help survivors. Barton later became a psychiatrist and in 1968 his comments about Bergen-Belson caused an enormous row when Barton wrote about the medical students’ experiences and his understanding of Belsen based on his time there, in an invited article in Purnell’s History of the Second World War. As well as stating that Bergen-Belsen was ‘not so bad’, Barton proffered the following reasons for the conditions found there:

Most people attributed the conditions of the inmates to deliberate intention on the part of the Germans in general and the camp administrators in particular. Inmates were eager to cite examples of brutality and neglect, and visiting journalists from different countries interpreted the situation according to the needs of propaganda at home.

For example, one newspaper emphasized the wickedness of the “German masters” by remarking that some of the 10,000 unburied dead were naked. In fact, when the dead were taken from a hut and left in the open for burial, other prisoners would take their clothing from them …

German medical officers told me that it had been increasingly difficult to transport food to the camp for some months. Anything that moved on the autobahns was likely to be bombed …

I was surprised to find records, going back for two or three years, of large quantities of food cooked daily for distribution. I became convinced, contrary to popular opinion, that there had never been a policy of deliberate starvation. This was confirmed by the large numbers of well-fed inmates. Why then were so many people suffering from malnutrition?… The major reasons for the state of Belsen were disease, gross overcrowding by central authority, lack of law and order within the huts, and inadequate supplies of food, water and drugs.

In trying to assess the causes of the conditions found in Belsen one must be alerted to the tremendous visual display, ripe for purposes of propaganda, that masses of starved corpses presented.

One thing that really outraged people about Barton’s article were his perceived parallels between the regimes controlling Belsen and NHS psychiatric hospitals; he noted similar harmful psychological consequences for those held within and commented that the public appeared to turn a blind eye to both. Claire Hilton, in a June 2018 article published in ‘Contemporary British History’ which reviewed the row over Barton’s 1968 article, stated that ‘While some of his interpretations of Belsen were incorrect, his experience there connected intimately with his passion and persistence to provide humane and dignified treatment and care for patients and to improve hospital facilities’.

Russell Barton failed with regard to his attempts to do that and although he did speak out regarding psychiatry he did not ever raise the matter of the psychiatric system being used to conceal organised paedophile rings, although he knew that was happening, as did his old friend Dannie Abse and Dannie’s brothers Leo and Wilfred.

Holocaust deniers cited Barton’s article on Bergen-Belsen, most famously in Did Six Million Really Die? The Truth At Last, a pamphlet allegedly written by NF member Richard Verrall under the pseudonym Richard E. Harwood and published in 1974 by neo-Nazi propagandist Ernst Zundel, another Holocaust denier and pamphleteer. In 1983, Holocaust survivor Sabina Citron began a private prosecution under s.181 of the Canadian Criminal Code against Zündel, charging him with spreading false news. Citron was subsequently joined in her proceedings against Zündel by the Gov’t of Ontario. The Supreme Court concluded in the 1988 trial that “The pamphlet Did Six Million Really Die? does not fit with received views of reality because it is not part of reality.” Russell Barton was called as a witness for the defence in the trial of Ernst Zundel.

I haven’t yet worked out what was happening here. Barton – someone who was a personal friend of a man involved with the Westminster Paedophile Ring who was from a Jewish family and using Jewish networks to conceal the offending – made anti-semitic comments in 1968 and combined them with a critique of the dreadful abuses in psychiatry but didn’t mention Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring. However his comments re psychiatry caused outrage and his anti-semitic comments were taken up by Holocaust deniers a few years later. In 1988 fire rained down on Barton once more as a result of the Ernst Zundel trial; in 1988 Dafydd et al were busy putting the boot into Mary, Alison Taylor, me and my friends, including Brown who was living in Leicester, Greville’s manor. The Greville who was mates with Leo Abse, who were both part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and both linked to Dafydd. By 1988, I had made a formal complaint about Dafydd and the gang and it was obvious that I wasn’t going to withdraw it or go away. It was at about this time that someone tried to fracture Brown’s skull. Was someone trying to shaft Barton because of his links with organised abuse? Or was someone trying to shaft him lest he ever went one step further re his critique of psychiatry and blew the whistle on the Top Doctors who were using psychiatry to conceal the Westminster Paedophile Ring?

 

Dannie Abse’s fellow students at Westminster on Raffles’s ‘firm’ were Neville Stotesbury, Eric Trimmer and Norman Kreitman. Neville Stotesbury is described in Dannie’s autobiography as a Tory who was opposed to the establishment of the NHS and argued with Dannie about this. Dannie remained loyal to Nye Bevan of course and explains in ‘A Poet In The Family’ how he knew that the NHS would Help The Poor. Including those Poor who complained about Dannie’s brother’s mates sexually assaulting children. After Army service and GP experience in Wiltshire, in 1951 Neville Stotesbury joined a group practice in East Bristol (doctors Duerden, Plant, Glendinning, Dowling, and Jahans). In 1964 the group, with the exception of Dr Duerden, moved into the new St George Health Centre in Bristol. Stotsebury died in 2010.

Sir Peter Morrison’s family seat was in Wiltshire. Morrison’s father John Morrison aka Lord Margadale was the Tory MP for Salisbury, 1942-65. Peter Morrison’s older brother Sir Charles was the Tory MP for Devizes, 1964-92. Dr D.G.E. Wood, the Bangor GP who was facilitating Dafydd’s gang in the 1980s and 90s came from a medical family in Bristol; Wood’s father was a Top Doctor in the Bristol area and Wood went to Bristol Medical School. Lord David Hunt spent his time as the Tory MP for the Wirral and then Wirral West, 1976-97 and as a Welsh Office Minister and then Secretary of State for Wales, 4 May 1990-27 May 1993 and 26 June 1995-5 July 1995, colluding with Dafydd and the gang. Hunt is a lawyer who did his degree at Bristol University at about the same time that Wood was a student there. In Lilibet’s 1973 burfday honours Hunt received an MBE for ‘political services in the west of England’.

I’d love to know what those services were. Anything to do with that paedophile ring in Bridgwater targeting kids from my school then Hunt, the gang which had links to Dafydd’s gang and thrived under Tom King when he was the Tory MP for Bridgwater, 1970-92?

The Lord King of Bridgwater
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An unprincipled git who did anything necessary to bag a place in the Cabinet and someone who has questions to answer, including about that drowning of a party goer at a Tory shagfest in the Polden Hills in the early 1970s.

Hunt is now Chairman of the law firm DAC Beachcroft’s financial services division and is regarded as a major figure in the world of insurance and financial services. DAC Beachcroft carries out work for the MDU. David Hunt grew up in Glyn Ceiriog in Denbighshire, although he went to school at Liverpool College. Hunt’s father was Alan N. Hunt, a Royal Naval Reserves Officer. One of the Sir Alec Bingley-Lord Mountbatten network then. See post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’. When David Hunt was young he joined the Young Conservatives. So he’ll have found out about Dafydd’s gang from his the big wigs in the Young Conservatives in that era, Beata Brookes and Peter Walker (see previous posts eg. ‘On The Occasion of The 70th Birthday Of HRH Carlo’)…

I don’t know whether he is any relation to the Dr Duerden who worked with Wood’s network in Bristol, but a Martin Duerden used to be the Deputy/Acting Medical Director of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board when Merfyn was Chairman and the Top Docs conspired to withold vital information and cause patient deaths to create a scandal and force Merfyn to resign. See previous posts eg. ‘The Point Is To Change It’. Martin Duerden was a smug arrogant bastard who used to do everything possible to trip Merfyn up in Board meetings and he blocked all suggestions for improvement.

‘We’re a self-regulating profession Professor Jones.’

They’re a bunch of fucking criminals who are killing patients.

I note from Duerden’s entry on the Medical Register that he qualified from Dafydd’s mates stronghold, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Medical School, in 1982 and at present Duerden has not got a license to practice.

Oh what has happened Martin? Don’t tell me that you are under investigation for very serious crimes? Or have you suddenly decided that medicine is no longer for you? It’s not as though you’ll have been hounded out for whistleblowing is it…

 

Dannie’s friend Dr Eric Trimmer died in 1997. He worked as a GP for 25 years and also became a well-known medical journalist. Trimmer’s books included books on baby care, childbirth, on rejuvenation, relaxation techniques and healthy eating and specifically ‘Live Long, Stay Young’, ‘A Young Man’s Guide To Medicine’, ‘What Every Woman Should Know About Her Body’ – I’d better order that one, I’ve been in ignorance for years and Eric published that in 1966 – and the intriguingly titled ‘A Visual Dictionary of Sex’ (1971)…

Dannie’s other big medical school pal Norman Kreitman was a psychiatrist who fancied himself as a poet. After graduating in 1949, Kreitman worked at a TB hospital on the Isle of Wight before training as a psychiatrist at the Maudsley, pretty much at the same time as Dafydd was ‘training’ at the Maudsley. As an older and well-known Top Doctor, Kreitman spoke about his application and selection for ‘training’ at the Maudsley and was quite frank about the laughably lax entry requirements, the bizarre interview and the fact that the Maudsley accepted all comers because psychiatry was such an unpopular speciality and the Maudsley wanted as many trainees as possible to give the institution credibility. Kreitman relocated to Edinburgh in 1966 and became the Director of the MRC Unit for Epidemiological Studies in Psychiatry. Like all the big names in psychiatry of his generation, Kreitman concealed extensive wrongdoing, including that of Dafydd et al and actually received a very poor training. Norman Kreitman is credited with coining the term ‘parasuicide’. For further info re Kreitman and his hopeless, abusive, mad colleagues at the Maudsley and elsewhere, see post ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’.

When Professor Mark Williams worked in Bangor with Dafydd’s gang, there was quite a problem with patients in north Wales injuring themselves but not fatally, which was how Williams became an expert on parasuicide and wrote his book ‘Cry Of Pain’. My own belief is that there was such a problem in north Wales because patients were abused, provoked and tormented by the staff constantly and a lot of injuries were out of sheer frustration. I only know one person who was referred to Mark Williams for ‘parasuicide’ and this person knew of no-one else either, so we’ve always wondered where Williams’s data came from, just as we wondered where all the people in north Wales who recovered from depression by using Mindfulness are. We were patients throughout those years and we saw no evidence of the miracles or indeed the clinical trials.

My friend who was referred to Mark Williams ended up self-injuring more while he was ‘in therapy’ with Williams because he found Williams so difficult and obstructive. Williams was attempting to use a staged plan to reduce this man’s self-harming but the plan didn’t work and Williams acknowledged this but didn’t change the plan. So my friend continued injuring himself and Williams would then order him to Start Again. So my friend never finished the plan, it was just months and months of escalating self-harm. My friend gave up with Mark Williams in the end, but before he did, he found out that Mark was writing ‘Cry Of Pain’ in which he promoted the theory which had failed so dismally with my friend. Some five years ago my friend wrote to Mark Williams and told him in some detail that he believed that Mark had caused him quite serious damage. He was still self-harming 20 years after Mark’s ‘therapy’. My friend asked to see Mark’s data re the successful parasuicide outcomes. Mark told him that he no longer had the data. Williams bagged himself a Chair at Oxford supposedly on the basis of that data, along with his Mindfulness success. And he didn’t keep the data???

Did Mark Williams perhaps bag that Chair at Oxford on the basis of his knowledge of er Dafydd et al and what was done to a group of junior academics and media professionals in the early 1990s who had found out some of what was going on?

There is a substantial problem now with young people self-harming, many years after Mark Williams developed an effective strategy to address this. Over to you Mark!!!

 

Although Dannie Abse and his family maxed out on Dannie’s status as a Top Doctor at every opportunity, Dannie’s real influence lay with all the folk whom he knew from his literary and artistic circles. Even when still a student, Dannie clocked up many worthwhile contacts. Among them were Dylan Thomas, Stephen Spender and Herbert Read. Dannie knew the painter Fred James and he knew Leo Solomon who was very friendly with Leo. Dannie was friendly with Denise Levertov, a poet who had previously worked as an Angel. Denise’s mum was Welsh and her dad, Dr Paul Levertoff, was Jewish. Denise emigrated to the US. Dannie wrote theatre reviews as well as poetry and rubbed noses with luvvies. He was friends with the actors Theo Bikel, Michael Flanders and Miriam Karlin.

Dannie’s Abse’s girlfriend, who became his wife, was Joan Mercer from St Helen’s, Liverpool. When she was still at school, Joan was Secretary of the local Independent Labour Party. Joan went to the LSE; she was there while Ralph Miliband was there and like Miliband she was a big fan of Harold Laski, the man who’s influence enabled Miliband to serve in the Royal Navy, although Miliband wasn’t a British national (see post ‘What’s Left? The Politics Of Social Justice?’). Joan then worked in the library of the ‘Financial Times’.

Dannie Abse certainly knew how to pick his contacts, he knew Noa Eshkol, the daughter of Levi Eshkol, PM of Israel, 1963-69. Dannie knew Noa when she was a trainee with Ballet Jooss at Swiss Cottage. Dannie and his wife were friends with Emanuel Litvinoff, who was at their wedding.

Dannie even met T.S. Eliot when he was a student. I presume that Dannie didn’t mention that business of T.S. Eliot having his wife Viv banged up in an asylum for years, but nonetheless OK’d it with Bertrand Russell to go into the asylum on a regular basis and have sex with Viv. Bertrand will have been pulling a few strings with the Top Doctors again because in those days asylums were segregated by gender and the only men allowed into the women’s wing to sexually exploit the patients were the Angels and Top Doctors. And Bertrand Russell.

  • Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM FRS was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, Nobel laureate and associate of Gwynne and Dafydd.

It’s Earl Russell Protesting For Peace and Equality; Don’t Mention Dafydd! 

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‘Ooh no, only one died, Dr DA tried so hard ewe know, he tried so hard with those young people, it was only one of them who died, verrrry sad, the nurses cried ewe know…’

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Dannie’s autobiography includes a few of the highlights during his time at medical school, other than the names of all the famous people whom he hung about with. He mentions the medical student from Cardiff who shot himself dead because he feared that he had made a cinema usherette pregnant. Dannie’s girlfriend at the time – his girlfriend before Dannie met Joan Mercer – simply said ‘oh well tough shit’ when she heard about the young man’s death. Dannie didn’t ever get near to shooting himself but he did do a great deal of shagging a great many people and was encouraged in this by every male member of his family. Wilfred however, his older brother who was already working as a Top Doctor, a psychiatrist, did warn Dannie to ALWAYS use a condom. Not lest he made an usherette pregnant, but to protect against catching syphilis, which Wilfred knew was quite likely with Dannie’s sexual habits.

After qualifying as a Top Doctor, in 1950 Dannie returned to south Wales and took a job as a locum in Cardiff. By 1950, Dannie’s former teacher George Thomas was the Labour MP for Cardiff Central.

Dannie undoubtedly knew that George Thomas was molesting boys and he will have known about the trafficking of teenaged girls from Wales to England in the years leading up to the Profumo Affair (see ‘On The Occasion Of The 70th Birthday Of HRH Carlo’).

Dannie served in the RAF for his National Service, working in a chest clinic; Dannie Abse spent his entire medical career as a chest doctor, concerned quite often with TB. Dannie’s National Service included a stint in a clinic in central London, near the BBC. Dannie of course had mates who worked at the BBC and they no doubt served him well in later years whenever anyone threatened to go public on the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Dannie was also posted to N Ireland.

Dannie describes serving under the most appalling Wing Commander while he did his National Service. The Wing Commander didn’t violently assault Dannie or the other junior officers, but he was rude and bullying. Dannie explains in his book how he wreaked his revenge on the Wing Commander when Dannie was responsible for carrying out medicals on all the officers, including the Wing Commander, a non-medic. Dannie took delight in repeatedly demanding of the Wing Commander ‘have you ever had syphilis?’ and revelling at the Wing Commander’s uncomfortable silence.

This is just so Top Doctor, I witnessed this sort of thing constantly when I worked in medical research. There’s Dannie, terrified of catching a dose himself and being very, very careful because he knows exactly what the consequences will be if he does – ‘ooh Dannie Abse has the clap’, the topic of ribaldry and shaming – so he really maxes out when he guesses that someone of whom he is not very fond is hiding the yellow star of syphilis. The Wing Commander should have said ‘yes I have, so what and I’ll remind you that your job is to treat people not to pass judgement’.

There was a very unpopular consultant’s wife at St George’s who was indeed the most ridiculous snotty old cow, but no-one ever actually challenged her over her rudeness and vacuous snobbery. No, they found out from their colleagues that she’d had surgery for a uterine prolapse and pissed themselves laughing.

Ah the doctors they were wonderful!

Very often they are not, they are narrow-minded and spiteful and have the mentality of the 18 year old medical students that they once were. There often isn’t much evolution evident.

When Dannie was in middle age he knew that kids in care in north Wales were contracting syphilis, because his brother’s acquaintances were infecting them. Dannie also knew that catching syphilis is not always linked to massive promiscuity, obviously one’s risk escalates if one conducts business like Danny or Leo, but anyone at all can catch syphilis from one sexual encounter with one infected person.

Methinks the Abse Protesteth Too Much:

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  • ‘How Very Dare You. Just because my surname is Abse you think that I’m facilitating a pan-European paedophile gang. How Very Very Dare You. I’ve been a Top Doctor since my brother put my name down for Westminster Medical School when I was 13 and my dad owns the little cinema in Newport that George Thomas likes to visit and just because my brother is a crooked lawyer who is concealing Dafydd’s crimes and is a friend of Greville Janner and you think that… I’ve never been so insulted in all my life. I’m leaving. And anyway it’s time for my penicillin. FOR MY TOOTH ABSCESS’.
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As someone who had knowledge of the symptoms of syphilis which remained untreated, Dannie Abse will have realised that Bertrand Russell almost certainly had it.

After taking sadistic pleasure in making senior officers believe that Dannie was never at risk of catching syphilis himself, that had only happened to them, Dannie was appointed Medical Officer directly responsible to Air Vice Marshal Sir Aubrey Rumball.

The Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives Of The Fellows’ Online tells of Sir Aubrey:

Campion Aubrey Rumball was the third and youngest child of Frederick William Rumball, an engineer who headed the family business, and Jane (née Watson).

As a child his curiosity was boundless, encompassing all forms of engineering, chemistry and biology. He was at Dulwich College and had little interest in orthodox sporting activities though later in life he enjoyed and did well at tennis and squash. His inventiveness showed itself very early on. Examinations were never a difficulty for him. From Dulwich he went to Guy’s, qualifying first in Dentistry in 1926 and in Medicine with the