Too Many Pills

In previous posts and comments I have posed questions with regard to the identities of the numerous Top Doctors who wrote to Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane before Professor Oliver Brooke’s appeal in May 1987 testifying to Ollie’s ‘good character’, which was partly what persuaded Lane to release Ollie from prison early. Ollie’s conviction for the possession and procuring of kiddie porn was not overturned; Ollie was released on appeal after Geoffrey Lane read all those tear-jerkers testifying that Ollie was a really good bloke. Geoffrey Lane stated that a man like Ollie really was Suffering in prison and compared Ollie’s huge collection of child porn to a collection of cigarette cards and ordered Ollie’s early release. See post ‘Oliver!’.

Oliver was Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s Hospital Medical School; many of his colleagues, particularly in the Dept of Psychiatry at St George’s (see post ‘Meet The Gwerin!) had been facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring for decades. Ollie’s friend Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain, the Prof and Head of the Obs and Gynae Dept at St George’s (see post ‘Now Then…’), was definitely involved and scores of other staff at St George’s knew that Ollie, Chamberlain and the Dept of Psychiatry were doing a great many things that they should not have been, but ignored it.

When Ollie was imprisoned in Dec 1986, the world was reassured by St George’s that Ollie was a sad and lonely man, a one-off who of course had never abused his patients and that no-one should be worried about taking their children to St George’s. At Ollie’s trial and his subsequent appeal, the message was the same: Ollie is a sad old bugger and it is a tragedy because he’s such a bright bloke and an outstanding paediatrician. Geoffrey Chamberlain was still saying this to people when I worked at St George’s, 1989-91.

I am someone who also thinks that Ollie was a sad man and yes, it was a dreadful shame that someone who had the potential to contribute to medicine was abusing children. However Ollie was abusing kids and on a scale grander than anyone admitted; Ollie was not just a sad man, Ollie was the key figure in a huge pan-European paedophile ring. At his trial, Ollie was charged with a small number of specimen charges of possessing child porn and one charge of attempting to procure child porn. What the public was not told at the time was that Ollie was a big dealer in child porn, he was commissioning it, trading in it and sending child porn abroad. St George’s staff knew that Ollie didn’t just have a few photos. Ollie had been caught by fluke when a lab technician went into Ollie’s lab for something and found a cupboard full of child porn. She then opened another cupboard and found more. So she went to the authorities and a search was carried out of Ollie’s multiple labs and offices and every locked cupboard was packed with child porn…

This was never mentioned at Ollie’s trial, or at his appeal and it did not appear in the media at the time. Ollie’s trial was held at Kingston Crown Court. Perhaps we should not be surprised that the harsh reality behind the allegations of Ollie’s ‘good character’, his ‘clinical excellence’ and status as an ’eminent researcher’ never emerged in Court because Kingston was pretty much owned and run by Professor Hugh Bentall, the late cardiac surgeon from Hammersmith Hospital, who was Of The Gang. Hugh Bentall participated in a major research fraud and was offered a Chair after one of his colleagues was found dead in worrying circumstances and after Bentall had made a substantial financial donation to Hammersmith Hospital. See post ‘Interesting Facts’. Hugh Bentall’s son Richard is a clinical psychologist who ‘trained’ with Dafydd and the gang and who has spent much of his career at UCNW/Bangor University. As an added bonus, in the 1980s, Richard Bentall married the daughter of Dr Eifion Jones, the Dean of Science at UCNW who presided over the Faculty of Science for so many years while Dafydd and the gang called the shots. Richard’s (now ex) wife did her own degree in the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW, which was choc full of people married to or friends with members of the gang. She later trained and worked as an Angel. Dr Adrian Bell, one of the lecturers in the Dept of Plant Biology, who was mates with the gang, did his degree at Kingston Poly. See previous posts.

In the early 1990s, St George’s merged with Kingston Poly. The ruthless elites of St George’s who had found the culture shock of working in Tooting rather than Knightsbridge almost intolerable cannot have been happy at getting into bed with a former poly. Professor Sir William Asscher was the Dean/Principal of St George’s who pushed the merger through. Asscher was head hunted by St George’s after the previous Dean had been ritually deposed in the wake of Ollie being jailed. Asscher had qualified at UCL but had spent most of his career at the Welsh National School of Medicine/Cardiff University, where he had led the south Wales branch of the gang and in that capacity also afforded valuable protection for Dafydd et al in the north. See previous posts. Asscher was Dean when I was offered the job with Chamberlain et al at St George’s. After Asscher retired from St George’s, he served as the President of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, 1995-97.

I have no idea who the many Top Docs were who wrote those heart-breaking letters to Lord Chief Justice Lane in support of Ollie, only that Geoffrey Chamberlain was one of them.

Ollie is no longer on the Medical Register and I don’t know what happened to him after he was released from prison in the summer of 1987. When Malcolm Pearce, Ollie’s colleague at St George’s, was struck off in 1995 for medical research fraud, Geoffrey Chamberlain – who was Malcolm’s Head of Dept and party to the research fraud but was never investigated himself yet alone summoned before the GMC – did his ‘this is a sad day for medicine, such a talented Top Doctor’s career is at an end’ bit once more, just as he had for Ollie. It wasn’t the end of Malcolm’s career. Malcolm quietly built a second career in medico-legal work, giving his clinical opinion to barristers. See previous posts. So it is entirely possible that Ollie also enjoyed a second life out of public view.

Because I have been unable to find any info at all about who the Top Docs were who lobbied to have Ollie released from prison, I have finally done something that I should have done ages ago, but pressure of work has resulted in me only just doing it. I have done a bit of research into who Ollie worked with. Ollie was a well-known paediatrician, he will have known loads of people, but I have taken a look at Ollie’s publications to see with whom he published and when.

Ollie was given his Chair when he was still only in his mid-30s, so Ollie’s publications don’t go back into the pre-Cambrian. The bulk of his publications span the 1970s and 1980s. I did expect that. What I did not expect however was to find that Ollie was still publishing AFTER he had been jailed. Ollie appeared on co-authored articles in academic journals, along with colleagues, a matter of years after he had been jailed, released and supposedly finished in disgrace.

Everyone reading those journals will have known who Ollie was and so would the Editors of the journals. Ollie’s affiliation was still given as St George’s Hospital. Ollie was struck off over the unfortunate business of the kiddie porn, so I presume that the articles were based on work that Ollie had already conducted or on data that he had already gathered. Unless of course those public spirited Top Docs who worked with Ollie carried out the research, gathered the data, shared it with Ollie and then he helped analyse it and co-authored the articles. Those articles were submitted after Ollie was jailed. These days, because there is so much pressure on academics to publish, journals receive a great many articles and articles can be in the pipeline for up to two years before publication, but they weren’t in the late 1980s. There were articles co-authored by Ollie which were submitted some three years after Ollie was allegedly a broken man who’s life and career was over.

I’m happy to accept that Ollie’s friends and colleagues might have wanted to support him after his release from prison; I’m not suggesting that Ollie should have been cast into the outer darkness. The point that I am making is that Ollie was not a lone wolf. He worked in a paedophile/trafficking ring, a big ring, of powerful professional people who protected him and some of them were facilitating the ring of which Ollie was a central part.

Previous posts eg. ‘Some Very Eminent Psychiatrists From London…’ explained how the Dept of Psychiatry at St George’s had direct links to Dafydd, Tony Francis and Lucille Hughes. Documents in my possession show that when I was a patient of that Dept in Jan/Feb 1991, they were writing to each other, phoning each other up, bleeping each other and that the Top Docs at St George’s personally knew the Top Docs with whom Dafydd and Tony Francis had worked with previously at the Maudsley. One of the Top Docs whom St George’s asked to give an ‘independent opinion’ on me was Paul Bowden of the Maudsley. Bowden didn’t just know Dafydd and Tony Francis and their colleagues, Bowden was a friend of and co-author with Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass, who in the summer of 1989 had concealed the criminality of Dafydd, Tony Francis, Gwynedd and Clwyd Health Authorities and Gwynedd Social Services. See post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’.

Top Docs at St George’s/Springfield Hospitals acknowledged in writing to each other that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that they believed that Tony Francis was as well. None of them raised any concerns about this. They acknowledged that I was suicidal because I was being constantly arrested at the request of those we know and love in north Wales yet the Top Docs in London stated that they would not treat me, I was to be referred back to north Wales ‘because they know her’.

 

The most recent publication that I have found with Ollie’s name on was published in Sept 1990. It appeared in the ‘Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health’ 44 (3), 205-209: ‘Social determinants of nutrient intake in smokers and non-smokers during pregnancy’; Haste, F.M.Brooke, O.G.Anderson, H.R.Bland, J.M. and Peacock, J.L.

The abstract read: STUDY OBJECTIVE–The aim was to investigate the effects of social factors (education, income, marital status, partners’ employment status, housing tenure, social class), smoking, and maternal height on the dietary intake of pregnant women. DESIGN–The study was a prospective investigation on a two phase sample. SETTING–The study involved women attending the antenatal clinic at a district general hospital. PATIENTS–A group of pregnant Caucasian women, selected because they were heavy smokers (15+ cigarettes/day) (n = 94) and a randomly selected sample of never smokers (n = 112) were studied. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS–Data on social factors were collected by interviewer administered questionnaire. A 7 day weighed intake method was used to determine dietary intake at 28 weeks gestation. In univariate analyses, income, housing tenure and social class had significant effects on intakes of both macro- and micronutrients, and maternal education and smoking had significant effects on intakes of micronutrients. Using a stepwise multivariate analysis with income, smoking and maternal education, income was a significant factor in the intake of most nutrients but this effect disappeared when social class and housing tenure factors were entered into the model. Only social class and housing tenure had any significant effect on intakes of macronutrients–energy, protein and fat. Smoking and maternal education were the most important determinants of quality of diet (nutrient density); other factors had only negligible effects. Income was the only significant factor in alcohol intake. It is suggested that the effects of social class and income are overlapping. CONCLUSIONS–Smoking, being renters of accommodation, and being of minimum education and low social class are risk factors for poor dietary intake. It is recommended that such higher risk groups be specifically targeted for nutritional advice in pregnancy.
Anderson, Bland and Peacock who starred with Ollie on this piece of work were obviously very fond of him because they had co-authored a paper with Ollie that was published six previously, in March 1990. That paper was ‘MATERNAL ACTIVITY AND BIRTH WEIGHT: A PROSPECTIVE, POPULATION-BASED STUDY’, American Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 131, Issue 3, 1 March 1990, Pages 522–531.
The abstract read: To determine the association between maternal activity and pregnancy outcome, the authors investigated the separate influences of time, physical effort, and posture at work, both at a job and in the home, on birth weight Study subjects were 1,507 of 1,889 women appearing consecutively for antenatal care at a district general hospital in inner London, England, in 1982-1984. Data were collected prospectively by interview and examination at several stages of pregnancy. Multivariable linear regression was used to distinguish associations with physical activity from confounding by other factors. The mean birth weight of infants born to women in full-time employment was 49 g less than that for births to women not in paid work (95 percent confidence interval (Cl) 1–97 g). However, the difference was due to confounding, and after adjustment, full-time employment was associated with a 12-g increase in birth weight (95 percent Cl -39 to 63 g). There was little difference in birth weight related to gestational stage at leaving work. Duration, physical effort required, and energy expenditure in paid work and in work at home had no discernible association with birth weight A small increase in birth weight was associated with increased hours of sleep. These data allow estimates of associations with birth weight as precise as 80 g. Within the range of activities performed by pregnant women in the population studied, birth weight is unlikely to be associated with maternal physical activity.
The authors were: Charles S. Rabkin, H. Ross Anderson, J. Martin Bland, Oliver G. Brooke, Geoffrey Chamberlain and Janet L. Peacock.

The information supplied on the paper for CHARLES S. RABKIN read: ‘Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control Atlanta, GA, and Department of Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London. Reprint requests to Dr. Charles S. Rabkin, Viral Epidemiology Section, National Cancer Institute, Executive Plaza North, Room 434, 6130 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20892.
LinkedIn tells us that Charles Rabkin is a medical epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute, Washington D.C. Charles Rabkin’s webpage on the National Cancer Institute states that:

 

Dr. Rabkin earned an Sc.B. and M.D. from Brown University and an M.Sc. in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He received postgraduate training at the University of Colorado and is board certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine. Before coming to the NCI, he was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has received PHS Commendation and Unit Commendation Medals for his studies of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Kaposi sarcoma and the Outstanding Service Medal for the molecular epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori and HIV-related malignancies.

Charles Rabkin’s research interests are described as ‘Chronic infection and inflammation are associated with increased risk of many types of cancer. My research is directed toward understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying these associations, particularly for gastric cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma’.

Charles has also supplied a bit of spiel explaining his interest in specifically gastric cancer: ‘My work in gastric cancer encompasses three sub-projects on the pathogenic microbes, modifying host factors and intermediate markers with potential for screening of gastric cancer and pre-neoplastic lesions. I have a particular focus on the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) as a co-factor with Helicobacter pylori, the established cause of most cancers of the noncardia stomach. Viral coinfection is present in 8-10% of gastric cancers worldwide, and I lead an international consortium studying EBV’s etiologic and clinicopathologic significance. An increasing fraction of my research is directed toward Latin America, where gastric cancer has previously been relatively understudied despite some of the highest incidence rates in the world. The overarching objective of this research program is to increase etiologic understanding and diminish burden of disease’.

My post ‘They Think It’s All Over – It Is Now’ describes a piece of research published by a group of Dafydd’s mates based at UCNW and Ysbyty Gwynedd in Dec 1990, the month in which the Drs Francis perjured themselves resulting in yet more Court appearances for me. The research claimed to have made a ground breaking advance in gastric cancer and received world wide media attention. Days later a statement was made that there were ‘flaws’ in the research and the publicity ended. The ‘flaws’ included a control sample of three, not all of whom had gastric cancer. The biggest name in epidemiology – Sir Richard Doll – had been acknowledged on the paper as an ‘adviser’. That paper would not have passed muster as an undergrad’s project, so how Richard Doll managed to endorse it and how it then passed peer review and ended up being published I cannot fathom.

I wonder of Charles Rabkin knows anything about it.

Meet Charles Rabkin:

Charles Rabkin, M.D.

Organization: National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch
Address: NCI Shady Grove
Room 6E110
Phone: 240-276-7105
E-mail: rabkinc@mail.nih.gov
 

Charles’s webpage has kindly supplied information for journos who might wish to interview Charles or his colleagues, which advises that to request an interview with a DCEG investigator, contact the NCI Office of Media Relations:

E-mail:
ncipressofficers@
mail.nih.gov

Phone: 240-760-6600

If anyone wants to ask Charles how he ended up writing a paper with a British paediatrician who had served a prison sentence for child porn offences and was a member of a huge international paedophile ring or whether Charles was anything to do with that joke of a paper written by Dafydd’s mates which boasted earth-shattering advances in the field of gastric cancer based on a sample of three, not all of whom were suffering from gastric cancer, they’ll know how to get hold of Charles.
The affiliation of H. ROSS ANDERSON was given as the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Social Medicine, St. George’s Hospital Medical School. Professor Ross Anderson at present appears on the St George’s website as an Emeritus Professor:

Professor Anderson is Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Population Health Research Institute. He has a longstanding interest in the epidemiology of asthma and the health effects of air pollution. His early air pollution research was into the effects of indoor biomass burning in Papua New Guinea but over recent decades he has been mainly concerned with outdoor air pollution. The body of his research in this area has been concerned with time-series studies in the UK, Europe and Hong Kong and has included extensive systematic reviews and meta-analyses of time-series studies.

More recently Prof Anderson has been investigating the effects of long term exposure to air pollution using health datasets from the UK and the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood. His main current interest is in investigating the health effects of traffic pollution in London.

ross anderson 2

Name: Professor Hugh Ross Anderson; Position: Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health Research; Research institute: Population Health Research Institute 

Tel: 020 87255424; Email: r.anderson@sgul.ac.uk

I can find no explanation as to why someone who’s main interest is in air-pollution co-authored with a struck-off paedophile paediatrician on the subject of maternal activity and birth weight.
The address for J. MARTIN BLAND on the paper was also given as the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Social Medicine, St. George’s Hospital Medical School.

John Martin Bland (born 6 March 1947) known as Martin Bland, is a statistician and has been Professor of Health Statistics at York University since 2003. Bland is known for his methodology for method comparison studies such as the Bland-Altman plot. Martin Bland was born in Stockport and obtained a BSc, MSc and diploma from Imperial College, London, followed by a PhD in epidemiology from London University. Previous posts have detailed the many members of Dafydd’s circle who had worked at Imperial, including Lord Brian Flowers, who rose to High Office in London and Manchester Universities and then to High Places in Parliament. Martin Bland worked at St George’s, 1976-2003. He was certainly an old lag.

There was also an exchange in people between the gang in north Wales and York University. Martin Jones, the lethal and highly problematic NHS manager who eventually became CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust in 2006 and presided over soaring suicide and death rates, serious complaints, investigations, the haemorrhaging of funds from the Trust with no explanation and general all round serious mismanagement, completed postgrad management qualifications at York University. Professor Ian Russell who worked as a public health researcher at Bangor University for years and seemed to be on a mission to inflict as much damage upon the institution as possible had previously worked at York and Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards did her PhD at York. Rhiannon has spent many enjoyable years at Bangor University evaluating interventions and treatments which have either been the result of research fraud or are spectacularly ineffective or both, giving them a glowing review and advising that they should be adopted across the NHS. The deaths, disasters and scandal under her nose has escaped Rhiannon’s notice. See previous posts.

Here’s Professor Martin Bland of Health Statistics at York:

 

Here’s a photo of Martin with some friends ie. Patrick Royston, Agnes Herzberg, Sir David Cox and David Clayton, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 8th March 2013:

Photograph of five peoplePhoto: Anne Koerber (and thanks to Bianca de Stavola for making it available.)

This picture was taken at the Biometric Society meeting ‘40+ years of the Cox model’. These five people were all present at the original presentation of David Cox’s seminal paper on 8th March 1972. Agnes Herzberg was my M.Sc. supervisor and David Cox was my statistics professor at Imperial College, both taught me a lot. I have known David Clayton and Patrick Royston for most of my career in medical statistics, and I learned quite a bit from each of them, too. There is also a paper by Bland, Altman, and Royston (Statisticians in medical schools. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London 1990; 24: 85-86).

 

The article in the ‘American Journal of Epidemiology’ gave Ollie’s affiliation as the Department of Child Health, St. George’s Hospital Medical School and Geoffrey Chamberlain’s affiliation as the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St. George’s Hospital Medical School. The co-author JANET L. PEACOCK was affiliated to the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Social Medicine, St. George’s Hospital Medical School.
Professor Janet Peacock can at present be found advertising herself on the King’s College, London website:
Janet leads Medical Statistics within the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences. Her main research interests are in the use and extensions of statistical methods in epidemiological studies and the communication of biostatistics to non-statisticians. Her clinical research includes paediatric studies, particularly preterm birth, cancer and other long term conditions. Her main methodological interest is in making outcomes clinically meaningful and accessible to non-statisticians. She has written three biostatistics books for non-statistical researchers including the ‘Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics’ and the new 2nd edition of ‘Presenting Medical Statistics’.

 

Janet is School Lead for Development, Diversity and Inclusion and leads Athena SWAN and other equality-centred activities. She is co-lead for Data Analytics in GSTT/KCL NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.  She has contributed research expertise leading to national policy changes for NICE and NHS England via King’s Technology Evaluation Centre (KiTEC). She chairs the NIHR Statistics Group and was appointed a NIHR Senior Investigator in 2017.

When I worked at St George’s I was told that one of the Profs of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at King’s ‘went too far’ because ‘he has sex with his children’.

Janet began working at King’s in 2010. Janet certainly rakes in the research funding, she has bagged so much of it that I can only give a flavour of Janet’s dosh here; readers are advised to visit Janet’s webpage for full details:

Understanding Multiple Long-Term Conditions (MLTCs) in Lambeth and Southwark

NIHR – National Institute for Health Research

Jackson, T.Kelly, J.Murphy, C.Peacock, J.Pickles, A.Wang, Y.

£2,240,168.00

1/12/2014 → 31/10/2022

Clinical Trial CTIMP (non-commercially sponsored)

Phase 1 trial: T4 immunotherapy of head and neck cancer

NIHR – National Institute for Health Research

Dorling, A.Murphy, C.Peacock, J.Rebollo-Mesa, I.Vaughan, R.

£2,608,819.00

1/04/2013 → 30/09/2020

Clinical Trial CTIMP (non-commercially sponsored)

Efficacy and mechanism of low dose intradermal allergen immunotherapy in treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (‘hay fever’) – the Pollen-Lite Study

NIHR – National Institute for Health Research

Till, S., Douiri, A.Peacock, J.Sun, Y.

£762,064.00

1/09/2012 → 31/08/2015

Clinical Trial CTIMP (non-commercially sponsored)

Towards understanding ethnic differences in the progression to type 2 diabetes: a preliminary phenotyping study in people with recent-onset diabetes in SE London

Diabetes UK

Goff, L.Amiel, S.Peacock, J.

£219,181.00

1/09/2012 → 31/12/2014

Transplant ureteric stent removal: Early versus standard removal. A randomised controlled trial (PB-PG-0909-20047)

NIHR

Peacock, J.Beighton, D.

£23,975.00

1/01/2012 → 31/12/2014

Developing and piloting a behavioural, community-based intervention to increase walking among people with stroke

NIHR – National Institute for Health Research

Wright, A.McKevitt, C.Peacock, J.Rudd, A.Wellwood, I.Wolfe, C.

£225,631.00

1/03/2012 → 28/02/2015

United Kingdom Oscillation Study: long term outcomes at follow up of two modes of neonatal ventilation

NIHR – National Institute for Health Research

Greenough, A.Peacock, J.

£665,711.00

1/09/2010 → 31/12/2013

DonaTE: Donation, Transplantation and Ethnicity (DonaTE)

NIHR – National Institute for Health Research

Morgan, M.Grieve, A.Jones, R.Newton, T.Peacock, J.

£634,809.00

1/04/2009 → 30/09/2013

Janet has co-authored with Martin Bland of the Plots and they are chums. Here they are in March 2004, enjoying themselves at St George’s Hospital Medical School while wearing their floppy hats, ready for the postgraduate degree ceremony where Martin was presiding guest:

Photograph of Janet Peacock and Martin Bland in academic dress.

Just three months before Ollie starred in the ‘American Journal of Epidemiology’ with Martin, Janet and chums, Ollie had made an appearance in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 51, Issue 1, 1 January 1990, Pages 29-36, when Ollie co-authored: ‘Nutrient intakes during pregnancy: observations on the influence of smoking and social class’.

The abstract read: The influence of smoking and social class on dietary intake in pregnancy was investigated in a random sample of smokers (greater than or equal to 15 cigarettes/d) and nonsmokers. A total of 206 subjects (94 smokers and 112 nonsmokers) completed a 7-d weighed dietary intake at 28 wk gestation and 178 completed a second assessment at 36 wk. Nonsmokers had higher intakes of almost all nutrients than did smokers and the nutrient density of their diet was greater. Energy intake was nonsignificantly higher in nonsmokers. Women in higher social classes had the highest nutrient intakes. Smokers were shorter than nonsmokers and tended to be of lower social class. After maternal height and social class were controlled for, smoking had a significant effect on intake of many micronutrients. Dietary intake was reduced in late pregnancy, particularly in smokers. These data suggest that smokers in all social classes have a poorer quality of diet.

The authors were: F.M. Haste, Ollie, Ross Anderson, Martin Bland, A. Shaw, J. Griffin and Janet Peacock. All authors gave their affiliation as the Department of Paediatrics, St George’s Hospital Medical School. From what I remember, the Dept of Paediatrics at St George’s changed it’s name to the Dept of Child Health in the wake of Ollie’s conviction coinciding with the word ‘paedophile’ becoming more widely used on the part of laypeople. St George’s became very touchy with regard to the four letters ‘paed’, which was ironic because the more robust staff at St George’s openly referred to the ‘Dept of the Paedophiles’. As with F.M. Haste, I have not yet found out who A. Shaw and J. Griffin are.

 

Ollie starred in the BMJ in March 1989, with ‘Effects on birth weight of smoking, alcohol, caffeine, socioeconomic factors, and psychosocial stress’: BMJ 1989298 (Published 25 March 1989).

The abstract read: OBJECTIVE–To investigate the effects of smoking, alcohol, and caffeine consumption and socio-economic factors and psychosocial stress on birth weight. DESIGN–Prospective population study. SETTING–District general hospital in inner London. PARTICIPANTS–A consecutive series of 1860 white women booking for delivery were approached. 136 Refused and 211 failed to complete the study for other reasons (moved, abortion, subsequent refusal), leaving a sample of 1513. Women who spoke no English, booked after 24 weeks, had insulin dependent diabetes, or had a multiple pregnancy were excluded. MEASUREMENTS–Data were obtained by research interviewers at booking (general health questionnaire, modified Paykel’s interview, and Eysenck personality questionnaire) and at 17, 28, and 36 weeks’ gestation and from the structured antenatal and obstetric record. Variables assessed included smoking, alcohol consumption, caffeine consumption, and over 40 indicators of socio-economic state and psychosocial stress, including social class, tenure of accommodations, education, employment, income, anxiety and depression, stressful life events, social stress, social support, personality, and attitudes to pregnancy. Birth weight was corrected for gestation and adjusted for maternal height, parity, and baby’s sex. MAIN RESULTS–Smoking was the most important single factor (5% reduction in corrected birth weight). Passive smoking was not significant (0.5% reduction). After smoking was controlled for, alcohol had an effect only in smokers and the effects of caffeine became non-significant. Only four of the socioeconomic and stress factors significantly reduced birth weight and these effects became non-significant after smoking was controlled for. CONCLUSIONS–Social and psychological factors have little or no direct effect on birth weight corrected for gestational age (fetal growth), and the main environmental cause of its variation in this population was smoking.

H.J. Eysenck, who designed the ‘personality questionnaire’ used in this study, was by the time that this work was carried out discredited in the eyes of many. Eysenck held a Chair at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley where he worked alongside many of Dafydd’s friends and umbrellas, as well as with those Top Docs who were facilitating abuse themselves. No-one dared speak publicly of such matters at the time, but nonetheless Eysenck’s work was so controversial that there were student protests and boycotts. Eysenck’s ‘personality tests’ were available in best-selling books for the layman and caused caused similar problems that IQ tests carried out by one’s mates in the lower sixth did; teenagers having a bad day diagnosed themselves as being terribly dysfunctional if there was not a Responsible Adult on hand to say ‘look, it’s H.J. Eysenck, he’s populist, simplistic and deeply unpleasant, you mustn’t take any notice of it’. See previous posts for details re Eysenck and his side-kick, his wife Sybil.

The authors of the paper which put Eysenck’s dodgy personality test to good use were: O. G. BrookeH. R. AndersonJ. M. BlandJ. L. Peacock and C. M. Stewart. I have yet to find out who C.M. Stewart is. All authors gave their affiliation as the Department of Child Health, St George’s Hospital Medical School.

 

These articles all appeared after Ollie had been released from prison. Ollie’s first post-jail contribution to medical science was published nearly two years after Ollie was freed and the last post-jail article appeared more than three years after he was freed. So presumably Ollie and his fan club kept a low profile, then, when they hoped that everyone had forgotten about Ollie, he re-appeared amidst a flurry of academic articles, although he had been struck off and as far as I know not reinstated.

I am very interested in these articles and their timing. Ollie made his post-prison debut two months before I was offered the job at St George’s with Ollie’s friend Chamberlain, which I have recently been told was an elaborate trap after a bit of collective planning on the part of numerous people of whose existence I was completely unaware, to ensure that I would end up being forced out of medical research for good.

Ollie’s post-prison debut was in the BMJ in March 1989. The BMJ is the in-house magazine of the BMA.

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The BMA had, by that time, been supplying Tony Francis, Dafydd and other members of the gang in north Wales with free advice as to how to have me fitted up and convicted for offences of which the BMA were aware that there was no evidence that I had committed, for some four years. The BMA were still very busy dispensing all the help that Dafydd, Francis et al required when Ollie appeared in the BMJ. Furthermore, Dr John Marks, the then Chairman of the BMA, had played a part in March 1989 in ensuring that I was made redundant by the Cancer Research Campaign. At the time, I was a member of the CRC-funded research team led by Professor Vincent Marks, John Marks’s brother, at Surrey University and I was told that my CRC funding had run out. I was not told that my work had been plagiarised and given to Professor Nicola Curtin at Newcastle-upon-Tyne University – who was not a member of our team or any team working with us and I had no knowledge of Nicola’s existence at the time – who had used it to raise further funding from the CRC for other people. See previous posts eg. ‘Oh, Lordy! It’s CR UK’, ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’.

The month after that BMJ article appeared, I was offered a job at St George’s by Ollie’s friend Geoffrey Chamberlain, as a member of Chamberlain’s research team. William Asscher was Dean of St George’s at the time that I was offered the job. My immediate boss was Malcolm Pearce, but Chamberlain was the Head of Dept and therefore my ultimate boss. Chamberlain was the lead person of the panel who interviewed me. Throughout the entire time that I worked at St George’s I never heard Ollie discussed as someone with whom they were still working, even by the researchers from the Dept of Child Health, some of whom I knew. Ollie was discussed but it was always as a past member of staff, who’s sad penchant for child porn had caused much bad publicity for St George’s and as a result there were no locked cupboards allowed in labs anymore… I had no idea that those publications with Ollie’s name on along with people who still worked at St George’s were appearing.

After the BMJ article, the next three articles featuring Ollie were published in Jan 1990, March 1990 and Sept 1990. My post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ details the repeated times during 1990 that I was taken to the High Court on the basis of the perjury of the gang in north Wales. In Feb 1990, Gwynedd County Council obtained an ex parte injunction against me from Sir John Kay, sitting in the High Court in Leeds, on the basis of the perjury of two social worker members of the gang, one of whom had never met or communicated with me and one of whom had met me at most three times. Leeds was the centre of Savile’s crime empire. All parties named in the case lived in Gwynedd.

In May 1990, Gwynedd Health Authority took me to the High Court in Cardiff before Sir Malcolm Pill in an attempt to gain a High Court injunction against me to prevent me from writing to them in order to pursue my complaints against them. Pill refused to issue the injunction, for which I was most grateful, but I didn’t realise at the time that Pill was simply playing a cleverer game than Gwynedd Health Authority and he knew that issuing that injunction would have made him look ridiculous and party to something worrying; dear old Pill was fully on board and this would be a long and dirty war…  I had to take the day off work to go to Cardiff for the hearing, so I was quite upfront with St George’s as to why I was taking a days holiday. I had no idea at that time that they knew the gang in north Wales and were literally conspiring with them. When I returned to work, my senior colleagues made no attempt to disguise their fury that Pill had not issued the injunction on the terms that Gwynedd Health Authority had requested. I was baffled by their reaction, particularly as one of them seemed to believe that I was going to be imprisoned when I went to Cardiff…

In July 1990, Gwynedd County Council took me to Chester Court and asked for my imprisonment on the grounds that I had breached their injunction on some 17 occasions. It was clear that the four witnesses, three social workers and a CPN had lied repeatedly. 14 or 15 charges had to be thrown out. The judge, Justice John Roch – later Lord Justice Roch – ignored the perjury, shouted at my barrister and I and asked the perjurers if they would like more time to re-prepare their case. My barrister Suzanne Evans arrived late for the case because she had been sent to the wrong court. See previous posts.

Documents in my possession demonstrate that the perjurers were told of a last minute change of judge and Court days in advance yet my barrister wasn’t and I was only told at the final hour. My documents also show that the affidavits ‘sworn in’ by the four perjurers were not written or signed by them and they had never seen them before they arrived at Court. They were given instructions by the crooked lawyer employed by Gwynedd County Council, Ron Evans, to arrive at the Court early in order to ‘familiarise’ themselves with the affidavits.

Posts ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’ provide full details of the forgeries, the perjury, the letters that circulated between Andrew Park, the bent lawyer employed by the Welsh Office and the bent lawyer Ron Davies and Gwynedd and Clwyd Health Authorities and Gwynedd County Council, the admissions from Andrew Park that they did not have the evidence that I had committed the crimes of which I was being accused and the numerous links between Malcolm Pill, John Kay, the gang in north Wales and Gov’t Ministers in the Home Office, the DHSS, the Welsh Office and of course Sir Peter Morrison.

Gwynedd County Council and Justice Roch failed to imprison me on July 10 1990. Everyone went back to the drawing board and a co-ordinated effort between the whole gang to gather evidence against me kicked off. See previous posts. Peter Morrison was appointed PPS to Thatcher on 23 July 1990. On the 24 July 1990, the administrators at Clwyd Health Authority contacted Andrew Park and told them that I had rang a member of staff at the North Wales Hospital and made threats. Park told them that there was a problem in that no-one had any evidence that I had done this and told the Health Authority that in future, they had to make statement as to how they knew that I had done the dastardly deed. Within a short time, Kay Hemsley, the member of staff who claimed that I had made the threatening call to her previously, made another statement claiming that I’d Done It Again and she knew that it was me because she recognised my voice from the Last Time That I’d Done It.

The BMA had regular meetings with the Top Docs from the gang and offered advice throughout.

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Ollie had made an appearance in ‘The Journal of Pediatrics’, Vol 109, Issue 5, Nov 1986, the month before he was jailed at Kingston Crown Court. When the article was in press, Ollie and his colleagues and almost certainly the journal Editor as well – who will have been a colleague and possibly a friend of Ollie’s – will have known that Ollie had been charged and was due to appear in Court very soon. The article was entitled ‘Effect of nonnutritive sucking on nutrient retention in preterm infants’.

The authors were: Mario De Curtis, M.D., Nell Mclntosh, F.R.C.P., Valerie Ventura, B.S. and Oliver Brooke, M.D., F.R.C.P. The authors’ all gave their affiliation as the Department of Child Health, St. George’s Hospital, except for De Curtis, who’s affiliation was the Neonatal Unit, 2nd School of Medicine, Via Pansini 5, 80 l 31 Naples, Italy. It was explained that the work was  completed during the Research Fellowship of Dr. De Curtis at St. George’s  Hospital. The paper was submitted for publication on May 22, 1986 and accepted on July 14, 1986. Reprints could be requested from Mario De Curtis, M.D., Neonatal Unit, 2nd School of Medicine, Via Pansini 5, 80 l 31 Naples, Italy.

Because of the nature of the discovery of Ollie’s stack of child porn, his coauthors on this paper will have known all about it…

Nell McKintosh is a misprint; the person concerned is Professor Neil McKintosh. Neil McKintosh appears on the website of MCAI (Maternal and Childhealth Advocacy International) as a ‘MCAI Trainer in advanced neonatal care’. The biographical details given for Neil McKintosh are:

Neil McIntosh qualified at University College Hospital, London in 1968. After his postgraduate training at UCH and a fellowship in San Fransico, he gained his first Senior Lecturer/ Consultant post in Paediatrics at St Georges Hospital in London in 1978 where he developed neonatal services for S.W Thames Region of the UK. In 1987 he was appointed to the Edward Clarke Chair of Child Life and Health at the University of Edinburgh. As a busy Intensive Care Neonatologist, he introduced computerised trend monitoring in the management of critically ill infants and has been working on automatic pattern recognition of pathophysiological conditions in this environment. He retired in June 2007. Professor McIntosh was Vice President for Science and Research at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health from 2002 – 2007. He has previously been President of the European Society of Paediatric Research and a Trustee and Chairman of the Trustees of the International Pediatric Research Foundation.  He is currently the Emeritus Professor of Child Life and Health at the University of Edinburgh and joined the MCAI team in 2016 at a trainer in advanced neonatal care for our Liberian project.

Now here’s an interesting thing. Before Ollie and friends wrote this paper which was submitted while he was awaiting trial and published the month before Ollie appeared in Court, Ollie hadn’t published anything for ages. It rather looks as though Ollie’s colleagues, including the eminent Neil McKintosh, got that paper out in time for Ollie’s Court appearance, in order to paint a picture of a cutting-edge Top Doc who’s global leading gems had wowed the readers of the ‘Journal of Paediatrics’ just five weeks before Ollie appeared in Court. Ollie’s outstanding research was mentioned in the media at the time. There wasn’t anything said about Ollie having stopped publishing some six years previously, probably because he was far too busy running an international paedophile ring.

I will remind readers who are not academics and have no idea of how incestuous the world of academic publishing can be and readers who have not yet grasped how utterly unscrupulous the tribe at St George’s were, that the Aug 1994 journal article which reported a huge medical fraud perpetrated by Malcolm Pearce which resulted in him being struck off in June 1995 had Geoffrey Chamberlain’s name as co-author and was published in the ‘British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’, the Editor of which was Geoffrey Chamberlain. The Assistant Editor was Malcolm Pearce. Throughout the whole scandal, Chamberlain maintained that he knew nothing about the research fraud and that it had all been the work of Malcolm and Malcolm alone. The fraud involved the claim that Malcolm had carried out a pioneering operation at St George’s, transferring the embryo of an ectopic pregnancy from the Fallopian tube to the uterus, allowing the baby to grow to full term and then be delivered alive. How Malcolm was supposed to have carried out that particular scam all by himself without the collusion of anyone else, then published it in a paper with Chamberlain’s name on, in the journal which Chamberlain edited, without Chamberlain or indeed anyone else realising what Malcolm was up to, I’d be most interested to know. There was a third name on the paper as well, that of I.T. Manyonda. They are not mentioned in any media reports and no-one seems to have asked them what on earth was going on.

It gets better. Chamberlain was President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists at the time and felt obliged to resign from that position and he resigned as Editor of the ‘British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’ as well. He kept his NHS job, he kept his Chair and he gave evidence at the subsequent GMC hearing against Malcolm. Chamberlain was not even investigated with regard to his role in it all. The year before the GMC hearing, Malcolm had been sacked after a disciplinary meeting held on the afternoon of the last working day before the beginning of the Christmas holiday. Malcolm had gone by the time the statement announcing that he had been sacked was issued.

The scandal kicked off soon after Aug 1994, when the fraudulent research was published; a whistleblower raised concerns virtually as soon as the publication appeared. At that time, Tony Francis, Dafydd et al were trying to construct a case of me being so phenomenally dangerous that I should be incarcerated in a high security hospital. My post ‘The Banality Of Evil’ provides details.

The event that elicited the denouncing of me as being potentially murderous was Patient F and I, in the spring of 1994, meeting two Commissioners from the Mental Health Act Commission and telling them that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that serious complaints against him were not being investigated. The Commissioners wrote to Gwynedd Community Health Trust and the Trust failed to respond. After more letters from the MHAC, dated 7th July, 1 July and 4 Aug, the Trust eventually responded but not with relevant information. Our complaint went uninvestigated by the Trust and the MHAC. During our meeting with them, the MHAC told us that they had received many similar complaints about Dafydd, stretching back as far as the 1960s.

Immediately after we met with the MHAC, Dafydd got busy. He wrote to Ian Rickard, a manager at the Gwynedd Community Health Trust with regard to the extreme danger that I presented to Dafydd and other staff. Letters were exchanged between Dafydd, Rickard and others in relation to this. In the autumn of 1994, just as that paper coauthored by Malcolm and Chamberlain was published, Dafydd told the police that I had thrown a brick through his glass door at 3 am one night. I hadn’t and there was nothing to suggest that I had. The police held a series of meetings with Dafydd and it was documented that I had thrown the brick. I had no idea that this was going on. Dafydd then wrote to the MDU and they too documented that I had thrown the brick… See post ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’.

I have more recently been told that no-one threw the brick, the brick was planted.

The usual methods were being employed to demonstrate the extreme danger that I posed to Dafydd and others: forged documents, lies, perjury etc.

On 9th June 1994, Matt Arnold, the Head of Bryn Estyn, died from an ‘unspecified blood disease’. On 13th June 1994, the trial at Chester Crown Court opened of Peter Howarth, Arnold’s long-term friend and colleague at Bryn Estyn, who was charged with multiple sexual assaults on boys in care in north Wales. Howarth was found guilty on 8 July 1994 and sentenced to 10 years. Howarth always maintained that he had taken the rap for offences committed by high profile people who were never named and never charged. Howarth died in HMP Wakefield ‘from a heart attack’ on 24 April 1997. The Waterhouse Inquiry opened in Jan 1997 and in March Ronnie Waterhouse stated that he was in need of a holiday. He popped over to Hong Kong for a few weeks and while he was there Howarth died. When Ronnie was in Hong Kong he bumped into Derry Irvine who was also hanging around out there and they met up for a meal and a chin wag.

Had Malcolm and Chamberlain not been caught out on that fraud, they would have become world-famous Top Docs, gone down in history and anything that I might have said about the gross malpractice that I witnessed at St George’s as a member of staff or patient would have been the rantings of that nutter. Furthermore, if Dafydd et al had succeeded in banging me up in Broadmoor, it would have been the rantings of that dangerous nutter, who was such a wicked genius that she even gained an MSc and blagged her way into a job at a Top London Hospital and began a PhD. But the world had been saved by the Top Docs who saw through her wicked ways who were er running an international paedophile ring…

A great many people didn’t notice the extraordinary happenings at St George’s, let alone the extraordinary happenings on the turf of their mates in north Wales. In the wake of the Pearce-Chamberlain scandal, not only did William Asscher set up an investigation into the matter at St George’s, but the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists set up a working party to consider the implications of the case for the college, the journal, and the relationship between them. Pearce had by this time been found guilty of serious professional misconduct by the GMC and struck off; Chamberlain had resigned both as Editor and President. St George’s investigated other studies by Pearce and another four were retracted, including two that had been published in the BMJ.

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The working party was Chaired by a ‘senior lawyer’ and interviewed all the protagonists, including Pearce and Chamberlain. According to Richard Smith, who was Editor of the BMJ and Chief Exec of the BMJ publishing group for 13 years, the working party ‘offered a remarkable insight into what is still Britain’s major case of research fraud.’ [No-one’s investigated Prof Mark Williams and Mindfulness yet. Or Dame Julia Polak and Sir Magdi Yacoub. Or Prof Robert Baldwin and his CR UK labs at Nottingham University – Ed.] Richard Smith was a member of the working party.

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Smith wrote in a May 2006 article for the ‘Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine’: The well-written report we produced (which was not written by me) reads somewhat like a whodunit. It made a great many recommendations which argued that the time had come to move from the long amateur tradition of editing specialist journals to something more professional. The appointment, training, support, records, and accountability of editors all needed to be modernized. These recommendations apply to all journals. What happened at the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology could easily have happened at other journals – and probably still could. Indeed, it probably will.’

You missed the international sex abuse ring Richard. Never mind, just be at one with the breath, live in the moment and ignore the suicide rates in north Wales as well as the numerous serious complaints.

 

On 11 Oct 1994 Dafydd wrote to John Mullen, the CEO of Gwynedd Community Health Trust, telling Mullen that he’d ordered the MDU to raise an injunction against me. He obtained his injunction in Nov 1994 from Liverpool High Court. The Court was told all about the brick but no evidence was presented that I had been responsible. There were no other actions of mine alleged in the affidavit, but Dafydd explained that F had blown a raspberry down the phone at him and furthermore Dafydd discussed his anus in the affidavit as well. It was enough for Liverpool High Court, Dafydd was given an ex-parte injunction to Protect Him From Me Immediately.

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Golden Raspberries:

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During all this, a smear campaign was launched against Brown. He was sacked from his lecturing job at Aston University at the end of July 1995, the month after Malcolm was struck off, amid student protests at his unfair treatment at the hands of the University.

Sir Peter Morrison was found dead in his house in Belgravia on July 13 1995. Until 1980 when St George’s relocated to Tooting, St George’s was located at Hyde Park Corner, down the road from Sir Peter’s house and it served Belgravia. Even in the late 1980s, many of the staff at St George’s still lived and socialised in that part of London, they certainly didn’t hang around Tooting. The only senior member of staff whom I knew who did live in Tooting was Malcolm and he felt dreadfully hard done by because of this. Malcolm hadn’t come from such a privileged background as many of his colleagues, he was a grammar school boy from Leeds (Jimmy Savile Central) and he bitterly resented living in (a very nice) house in Tooting when his friends lived in such splendour. Not that Malcolm spent much time at his house, he was usually to be found drunk in the medical school bar, boasting about which junior doctor he had shagged the night before when he was in the junior docs residences.

Four days before Peter Morrison was found dead, Bing Spear, the corrupt Home Office Drugs Branch mandarin who had been so helpful to Dafydd and the gang, died. On 2 July 1995, one week before Bing died, Geraint Morgan QC, the Tory MP for Denbigh, 1959-83 (see previous posts), died. 1995 was one of those years where there was a cluster of deaths of witnesses/accessories. The comedian Viv Stanshall, who had a great deal of info about Dafydd’s celebrity clients such as Graham Chapman, spontaneously combusted on 5 March 1995. See previous posts.

 

Just to remind readers: Two/three days after Ollie was jailed in Dec 1986, Dafydd unlawfully arrested and imprisoned me in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. See eg. post ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’ It was in 1986 that Patient F was framed for the possession of class A drugs and arson, imprisoned in Risley Remand Centre and then unlawfully detained in the North Wales Hospital for a year. While he was in Risley, the most serious charges against F were dropped. F had previously found out about the mistreatment of boys in the Ty Newydd children’s home and had challenged social workers about it and told third parties what was happening to the boys. F’s father-in-law at the time was a society dentist based in Surrey who was friends with Harley Street Top Docs. He and F loathed each other and I have been told that he had something to do with F being fitted up and imprisoned.

It was in 1987, the year of Ollie’s early release, that Jimmy Savile was appointed to the general management task force of Broadmoor Hospital by junior Health Minister Trumpers. This then enabled Savile to be appointed General Manager of Broadmoor a few months later. See ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’ and ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’.

 

Before Ollie busied himself with Prof McKintosh and others in the run-up to his Court appearance, his last contribution to the world of academic publishing had been in Jan 1981, in ‘Metabolism’, Vol 30, Issue 1: ‘Fasting energy utilization in the smaller of twins with epinephrine-deficient hypoglycemia’ by Douglas S. Kerr, Oliver G. Brooke and Hazel M. Robinson.

All authors were affiliated to the Department of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 and the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

The paper stated that the research was ‘supported in part by the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation as a fellowship for D.K., by the Medical Research Council (U.K.), by the Diabetes Association of Cleveland, by the Trustees of Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and by National Institutes of Health Grant HD-11089’.

 

In 1978, J. Alvear and Ollie published in ‘Archives of Disease in Childhood’, Vol 53, Issue 1: ‘Fetal growth in different racial groups’.

The abstract read: Three racial groups of mothers and their newborn babies– North European 75, Negro 75, and “Indian” Asian 37–were matched for parity, gestational age, sex, maternal age, maternal smoking habits, and social class. Multiple anthropometric measurements, including skinfold thickness, limb circumferences, and various linear measurements were made on the mothers and their infants to determine the effects of race and smoking on fetal size. Indian-Asian mothers, though shorter and lighter than Europeans and Negroes, had similar skinfold thickness and weight: height ratios and gained as much weight during pregnancy. Their infants, however, were lighter than the others, and had smaller head and limb circumferences, although their linear measurements were the same. Negro and European infants were almost identical in size. We found no effect on any of the fetal measurements which could be attributed to smoking.

‘Archives of Disease in Childhood’ is the official journal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

J. Alvear and Ollie had starred in ‘The Lancet’ on May 28th 1977 with a letter on the subject of ‘Effect of Smoking on Fetal Growth’.

The Royal College of Paediatrics must have liked Ollie because he had previously appeared in the ‘Archives of Disease’ in Childhood in 1976: ‘High energy feeding in protein-energy malnutrition’: O. G. Brooke & E. F. Wheeler.

The abstract read: The use of a high-fat diet in malnourished children produced accelerated growth of lean tissues as well as adipose tissue, and resulted in rapid nutritional rehabilitation in 25 seriously malnourished babies. Such diets are easy to prepare and relatively cheap, and they offer important advantages over conventional feeding in the hospital treatment of malnourished children.

 

In Dec 1974, Ollie published ‘RESTING METABOLIC RATE IN MALNOURISHED BABIES IN RELATION TO TOTAL BODY POTASSIUM’ in

Ollie had starred in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 27, Issue 6, 1 June 1974, Pages 610–614, with the article ‘Serum and liver triglycerides in malnourished Jamaican children with fatty liver’: H. Flores, PhD; Anne Seakins, PhD, O.G. Brooke, MB, M.R.C.P.; J.C. Waterlow, M.D., D.Sc., M.R.C.P.

 

The abstract read: Measurements were made of triglyceride concentrations in the liver, serum, and serum lipoproteins in malnourished Jamaican children with fatty liver. The fasting serum triglyceride concentrations of the patients, before treatment, were highly variable, ranging from 55.6 to 353 mg/l00 ml. The patterns of change for serum triglyceride concentration during treatment were also variable. Patients were grouped according to whether the concentrations of serum triglycerides after recovery were higher than, lower than, or unchanged from, the concentrations before treatment. The three groupings then exhibited concentrations before treatment that fell in discrete ranges, being respectively low, high, or normal. There was no clinical difference among the three groups of patients. There was also no difference in the serum lipoprotein pattern nor in the composition of the serum very low density lipoprotein. The latter did not change during treatment. In most patients the fasting serum triglyceride concentrations before treatment appeared to be correlated with age. The differences between these findings and those reported from other countries are discussed. 

In 1974, Ollie and Carmencita B. Salvosa published in the ‘Archives of Disease in Childhood’ Vol 49, Issue 2: ‘Response of malnourished babies to heat’.

The abstract read: Twelve seriously malnourished Jamaican babies were investigated before and after treatment to discover whether they were unduly susceptible to heat in the malnourished state. On exposure to an environmental temperature of 38 °C at low humidity their mean rectal temperature increased at a rate of 0·75 °C/hour when they were malnourished, while after recovery it showed little change. During heat exposure total evaporative water loss in the recovered children was, on average, 44% greater than it was in the malnourished state, and in the malnourished children there was a significant inverse relation between total evaporative water loss and rise in rectal temperature. Measured sweat loss under a ventilated capsule after an intradermal diaphoretic injection in 7 of the children confirmed that sweating was impaired when they were malnourished. Rectal and skin temperatures at sweat onset were unchanged after recovery, indicating that central homoeostatic mechanisms were probably not disturbed. Peripheral vasodilatation in response to heat was unimpaired. Children with severe skin lesions had the most defective sweating, and malnutrition may damage the sweat glands as it does the hair follicles. It is very important to nurse malnourished children at the correct temperature; an environmental temperature of about 29 °C is satisfactory in most cases.

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In Nov 1973, in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, 48 (11): 901-905, Ollie published ‘Thermal insulation in malnourished Jamaican children’.
Ollie and Douglas S. Kerr publishedThe Importance of Routine Urine Culture in Malnourished Children’ in the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Volume 19, Issue supp3B, 1 September 1973, Pages 348–349.

Ollie and colleagues appeared in the ‘Journal of Physiology’, 231 (2): 91-93, June 1973, ‘Evaluation of a Method for Measuring Urine Temperature’. Brooke, O.; Collins, J.E.; Fox, R.; James, Sally; Thornton, Christine.

Ollie had published a previous paper based on work carried out in the West Indies, in the ‘Journal of Physiology’ in 1973: ‘THE RESPONSE OF MALNOURISHED BABIES TO COLD’: O. G. BROOKE, M. HARRIS AND CARMENCITA B. SALVOSA From the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit and the Department of Pathology, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. (Received 12 February 1973).

When this paper was published, Ollie stated that he was a ‘Member of Medical Research Council external scientific staff. Present address:
Division of Human Physiology, National Institute for Medical Research, Holly Hill, London, N.W. 3.’ Ollie’s co-author, M. Harris, was at the time of publication, based at the Dept of Pathology, Manchester.

There was a long-standing ring based at Manchester facilitated by Dafydd and Tony Francis’s colleague Professor Hugh Freeman. See post ‘The Science Of Animal Behaviour’. Dafydd’s mate Kenneth Rawnsley had been part of the Manchester ring until 1966 when Ken was appointed Chair of Psychological Medicine at Cardiff and was then able to provide a massive umbrella for Dafydd, Gwynne and the merry band from there. See post ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’ Things really got going in Manchester in 1974 when Dafydd’s former boss at the Maudsley, Dr Bob Hobson, relocated to Manchester to add to the fun there. See post ‘The Mentor’. My documentation shows that Ollie’s colleagues at St George’s and Springfield Hospital knew Bob Hobson.

When Salvosa worked with Ollie in Jamaica, Salvosa was in receipt of a WHO Fellowship.

Ollie obviously spent a period of time working in Jamaica in the early 1970s, but I’m not sure exactly when he was there and when he was elsewhere but using the work that he carried out in Jamaica for publications.

 

In March 1972, Ollie published with Ann Ashworth in the ‘British Journal of Nutrition’, Vol 27, Issue 2: 407-415: ‘The influence of malnutrition on the postprandial metabolic rate and respiratory quotient’. This was a paper based on ‘malnourished Jamaican infants’.

Ann Ashworth has published in all the best journals, including ‘Nature’ and ‘The Lancet’. Ann appears on the ‘World Nutrition Knowledge Policy Action 2016 Cape Town’ website and is described as ‘Emeritus Professor of Community Nutrition at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has helped shape national and international policies regarding infant and child nutrition. She worked for many years at the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit, Jamaica. She has led initiatives to improve treatment of severe malnutrition and helped to produce the WHO guidelines. She has been a facilitator and team leader on a number of capacity-building programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She Chairs the International Malnutrition Task Force which is a global advocacy and capacity-building partnership of academics and UN and non-government agencies’.

 

In Feb 1972, Ollie published a single authored paper in the BMJ, ‘Influence of Malnutrition On the Body Temperature of Children’

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The abstract read:

The mean auricular temperature of 10 malnourished Jamaican infants was 0·84°C lower on admission to hospital than it was after recovery. Body temperature was influenced by ambient temperature in the malnourished state. During the rapid growth that accompanies recovery the mean auricular temperature was raised. Five malnourished children with hypothermia were given a standard high-calorie feed, and this caused the body temperature to return to normal levels within two hours in every case. These results suggest that reduced mean temperature in malnourished children may be an adaptation to conserve calories, and that severe hypothermia in malnutrition results from an acute shortage of energy reserves. Frequent feeding of malnourished children is most important in their management.

This is the earliest paper of Ollie’s that I have found so far.. Presumably Ollie must have headed for Jamaica as a junior doc…

 

Let us take a brief look at the Presidents of the Royal College of Paediatrics who were in post as Ollie built his career, then fell from grace but clearly didn’t really and after a brief interlude published academic articles with his old pals giving St George’s as his affiliation during the very months when I was being set up by Ollie’s mates.

Seymour Donald Mayneord Court served as President of the British Paediatric Association, which later became the Royal College of Pediatrics, 1973-76. Court was born in 1912 in Wem and is described as having been ‘deeply religious’. Court was a Quaker; Dr Paul Nickson and Gethin Evans who plated key roles in the gang in north Wales were Quakers in Gwynedd. Seymour Court was known for his work in the fields of respiratory disease, the epidemiology of disease in childhood and for his work that established the importance of research into the social and behavioural aspects of illness in childhood.

Donald Court was the son of a schoolmaster and was educated at the Haberdashers’ Adams and in the local school in Redditch. Court initially studied dentistry at Birmingham University, but switched after three years to medicine. As a junior doctor, Court worked at Queen’s Hospital and Birmingham General. Positions followed at Great Ormond Street Hospital and later as paediatric registrar at Westminster Hospital. Previous posts have discussed how many Top Docs who facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring worked at GOSH and at the Westminster Hospital, including Wilfred and Dannie Abse who were directly connected to Dafydd and Gwynne (see post ‘O Jones, O Jones’) and Dame Josephine Barnes and Geoffrey Chamberlain. There must have been pre-existing organised abuse at GOSH and Westminster – as there was in Birmingham – for those institutions to have provided such fertile territory for organised abuse by the 1960s…

Being a Quaker, Court was exempted from conscription in WW II; he served with the emergency medical services instead.

In 1946, Court became a Nuffield fellow at King’s College, Durham University. He was subsequently appointed as a Reader to King’s College, University of Durham which later became Newcastle University. In 1955 Court was given the Chair of Child Heath at Durham. He retired in 1972, becoming the Emeritus Professor of Child Health at Newcastle. Previous posts (eg. ‘The Newcastle-upon-Tyne Connection’) have discussed the big ring in the North East which by the early 1970s was supplying staff and children to the gang in north Wales. Durham and Newcastle University were colluding institutions. Dafydd’s pal Lord John Walton was the Mr Big in Newcastle who was particularly useful to everyone because of the years that he spent at the top of the BMA, the GMC, the Royal Society of Medicine and finally of course the Lords. See previous posts. UCNW enjoyed a supply of staff from Durham and Newcastle, including Professor Eric Sunderland, who was head hunted by the Gwerin when they needed to appoint a Big Mate as Principal in 1984.

Seymour Court married Dr. Frances Edith Radcliffe in 1939 and had a daughter and two sons. In 1986, the year in which Ollie was charged and later convicted, Court suffered a serious head injury, from which he never fully recovered and affected his retirement.

When Seymour Court joined Newcastle University, he became involved in the Thousand Families Study, a big epidemiological study. During the study Court made over 3000 visits to the homes of families, selected for the study. Court’s vision of the child changed during this study and influenced him throughout his professional life. Instead of the prevailing view, which saw the child as a unit in isolation to be treated, Court now saw the child, as part of a network consisting of the family, the neighbourhood and the wider community, as a cogent whole. Brown has had discussions with me with regard to how, until the 1970s, if children seemed to be distressed, the cause was always seen to have been something within them; a disorder or a brain injury etc. Even if the kid was living in the most stressful or frankly cruel circumstances the view was always that there was something wrong with the child. The worrying thing was that although Seymour Court’s generation of Top Docs challenged that and made much of viewing the child in the context of the people around them, the widespread use of questionable therapeutic ideas and even more questionable therapists provided rich soil in which goalposts could be moved and people could be tied up in knots if there was a desire to detract from the cause of the kid’s distress.

Thus people like Professor Desmond Pond (see previous posts) would recommend the removal of kids from their carers/families into the hands of Dafydd’s gang who had Expertise in looking after troubled kids. The most excessive abusers eg. Frank Beck carried out their abuse in the name of therapy. Some of the therapy was so crackers that mainstream people were gobsmacked at what was being done, but they Didn’t Understand Troubled Children so concerns were dismissed and if the person raising them didn’t shut up the finger would be pointed at them. Although children in professional families can be abused and mistreated and innocent professional parents can be wrongly accused, if one looks at the overwhelming trend, people who are not deemed to be capable of caring for their kids or who are accused of abuse tend to be poor and not very well-educated. They really don’t stand a chance against those we know and love; every action, including them being utterly distraught at the removal of their kids, is interpreted as a sign of their deficit and guilt.

In north Wales it was farcical; the community was small and rural and the huge problems that many of the kids of the Experts were known to be experiencing were no secret. It was just a case of no-one daring to mention them because the gang would simply get even nastier. Some five years ago, Dr Phil White, a GP in Gwynedd who’s own son was in prison for impressive drugs offences, appeared in the Daily Post stating that parents who allowed their children to ‘become obese’ should have them removed by the social services. Phil White is absolutely enormous. If you are me and you read that, you roll around laughing and tell all your mates who also think that Phil White is an idiot about it, but what if you are a single parent who left school at 16 with no qualifications and Big Phil announces that he will be Making A Referral?

Brown knew of a case in which a young woman and her little girl were living in a house where the rent was paid by a friend who happened to be male. The GP, on a referral letter, had written ‘thanks for agreeing to see this young prostitute who has a small child’. That GP had absolutely no evidence that his patient was a prostitute – neither would it have been relevant to the matter in hand if she had have been – he had just made a huge assumption because her rent was paid by a male friend. These stereotypes are far more commonly held by Top Docs and other welfare professionals than most people believe and it is not necessarily the ‘poshest’ doctors who hold them. It is called stupidity and narrow-mindedness and is not necessarily related to a privileged upbringing; the condition is exacerbated by colleagues never challenging it or backing up the patients who try to.

Seymour Court took a specific interest in speech disorders and his efforts were important in the development of speech therapy.

Seymour Court was succeeded as President of the British Paediatric Association by Otto Herbert Wolff, who became Professor of Child Health at GOSH. Phil White would like Otto, Otto was one of the first paediatricians in Britain to set up a clinic for obese children.

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Otto Wolff’s father, Herbert Wolff, was a GP who was born in Manchester to a British mother. Otto’s mother Anna was the daughter of a lawyer. Otto Wolff had dual German-British nationality. Herbert Wolff was a Top Doc who served in the German Army during WW I and during the interwar period, the family lived a comfortable life in Germany. Otto Wolff’s early schooling took place in Hamburg and despite his Jewish background, he was well received by his classmates. When he turned 16, Otto was sent to London to study in preparation for application to Cambridge University to read medicine; his brother Heinz was already on that course. In 1937, the whole family emigrated to England, but upon arriving, Otto’s father realised that his medical degree from the University of Strasbourg was not recognised in the UK. So Herbert studied medicine at Manchester University, while both of his sons studied medicine at Cambridge, Otto gaining a place at Peterhouse College.

There was an organised abuse ring at Manchester by the mid-1950s, facilitated by Top Docs who within a few short years were working with and protecting Dafydd and Gwynne the lobotomist. It will have been built on existing malpractice/abuse. Peterhouse College became notorious for the rather eccentric traditions there, one of which was for dons and students to attend parties dressed in ladies clothes throughout which they adopted girls’ names. Michael ‘Of Course I’m Not Gay, Oh I’d Forgotten, Yes I Was When I Was At Peterhouse’ Portillo is a graduate of Peterhouse.

Otto Wolff started his clinical career at UCL. During WW II, that institution had to be evacuated to Cardiff due to the Blitz; Otto qualified as a Top Doc in 1943 and then held a number of junior posts at St Olave’s Hospital in London. UCH/UCL was the research hub of the London teaching hospitals during the middle years of the 20th century and because of the presence of Lord Max Rosenheim on the staff, it trained a lot of Top Docs who later became very influential, including those facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. As long as they didn’t piss Lord Max off they were untouchable. Geoffrey Chamberlain was a medical student at UCH/UCL, as was William Asscher, Dame Josephine Barnes worked there and many more. See previous posts. UCH was located very close to the Middlesex Hospital and the medical students and Top Docs from the two institutions were good pals and popped in and out visiting each other. Dannie and Wilfred Abse were regulars at UCH. Gwynne trained at the Middlesex.

In 1944 Wolff joined the RAMC; in 1947, he was demobilised. When returning from war, Wolff ‘had a chance meeting’ with a senior Top Doc and that resulted in Wolff taking a position at Birmingham University in paediatrics. In 1951, Wolff started work at Birmingham University, becoming a Lecturer in the Department of Child Health. Wolf finished his academic career at Birmingham University as a Reader under Professor Sir Douglas Hubble. It was Otto Wolff who, at Birmingham, provided the first description of the chromosomal abnormality that results in Edwards syndrome, Trisomy 18.

Sir Douglas Vernon Hubble was a paediatric endocrinologist, a GP, Professor of Paediatrics and Dean of Medicine at Birmingham University. Hubble graduated from Barts in the mid-1920s and began his career as a GP in Derby, joining Derbyshire Children’s Hospital as a consultant in 1932. He worked simultaneously as a GP and a specialist paediatrician until 1942, when he was appointed as a physician to the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and Derby City Hospital. Hubble was one of the Top Docs who resigned from general practice in 1948 following the formation of the NHS. In 1958 Hubble was appointed to the Chair of Paediatrics at Birmingham University, becoming Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in 1963. He was forced to retire from Birmingham in 1968, 3 years beyond his retiring age, but moved to Ethiopia to become the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Addis Ababa University. Hubble returned to England upon his retirement and settled in Berkshire. He died in 1981.

By the mid-20th century, there was organised abuse facilitated by Top Docs at Barts, in Derbyshire and in Birmingham. All of these sites were major hubs when the rings operating across the UK all linked up to function as one big network in the 1970s and these sites were among those which had direct links with Dafydd’s gang in north Wales and afforded the north Wales gang protection. Barts had links with north Wales going back years as a result of high profile Welsh Top Docs training at Barts, including Lord Snowdon’s grandfather, Sir Robert Armstrong-Jones. See previous posts. Lady Juliet Bingley and her son William provided an umbrella for Dafydd et al for years as a result of them occupying senior roles in MIND and the Mental Health Act Commission. Lady Juliet’s father was Reginald Vick, a surgeon at Barts who wielded great influence at Barts for decades. See previous posts.

Abusers employed by Derby County Council were also employed in children’s homes in north Wales. John Jillings, who Chaired the Jillings Investigation into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council, 1974-93, was the retired Director of Derbyshire Social Services. There was a widespread belief that although Jillings admitted that the abuse of kids in Clwyd had been very serious and inexcusable, he had nevertheless played down just how bad matters were. John Jillings refused to say whether he believed that a paedophile ring was in operation in north Wales. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’

Dafydd’s gang had a collection of professional partners in crime in Birmingham by the 1970s, one of them being Professor Robert Bluglass of Birmingham University. Bluglass had trained at St Andrews, but found a home for himself in Birmingham and by the early 1970s he was playing a role in a ring that was already well established there. See previous posts.

While Douglas Hubble pre-dates these people, it has to be understood that they successfully built upon organised abuse that had already existed for a long time and it was the towering reputations of people like Hubble which were used to deflect complaint and criticism years after they had died, let alone retired. I discovered that the How Very Dare Yous in response to my complaint about Gwynne the lobotomist in 1984 were very much alive years after Gwynne had died in 1986. I became even more wicked after he’d died, because it was then a case of me having made ‘allegations’ about a ‘deceased doctor’. I had made the ‘allegations’ when he was still alive but everyone refused to investigate them and tried to threaten me into withdrawing my complaint. The problem was that he was a lobotomist who had run a sex abuse ring for many years and there were a great many careers, pensions and reputations based on people not admitting this. So years after his death I was still the toxic lying cow who had Made Those Allegations. Perhaps someone would like to make a note of it on my gravestone when I die, my story hasn’t changed since 1984, the Top Docs are welcome to add ‘Here lies the body of the Woman Who Made The Allegations About Gwynne With Royal Connections’.

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In 1965, Otto Wolff moved to London and was appointed Nuffield Professor of Child Health at the Institute of Child Health at GOSH, as well as consultant paediatrician at GOSH and London University. During his time at the Institute, Wolff turned ‘what was essentially a collection of pre-war cottage hospitals into a ‘world class centre for children”.

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Otto Wolff’s predecessor as Nuffield Professor at GOSH was Sir Alan Aird Moncrieff (9 October 1901 – 24 July 1971). Moncrieff was a paediatrician who was of course of the generation who pathologised all those distressed kids and speculated about what it was within them that had caused them to be like that. As with all high profile Top Docs though, Sir Alan is only remembered for revolutionising and humanising his field of medicine.

Moncrieff was born in East Cliff Manse, St Johns Wood Road, Bournemouth, the son of a Congregationalist Minister. See post ‘There’s Methodism In This Madness’ for an account of the numerous Nonconformists past and present who were involved with organised abuse in north Wales and elsewhere and ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’ for the background to Harold Wilson’s wife Mary, a Congregationalist who’s father was a Minister and her network, who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd et al. The Westminster child molester George Thomas was of course the most famous Methodist in Britain for decades and Thatch explained that the basis of their friendship across the political divide was their Methodism. It’s not Methodism per se that is the problem I stress, I have good friends who are Methodists, it is ruthless people using their contacts to get away with serious crime.

Moncrieff received his early education at Caterham School, trained as a Top Doc at the Middlesex Hospital and qualified in the early 1920s. Gwynne was a student at the Middlesex some years after that, as was Roger Gilliatt, who was a close friend of Lord Snowdon and best man at Snowdon and Ma’am Darling’s wedding. Roger Gilliatt’s dad, Sir William Gilliatt, the Royal Gynaecologist, had been a student at the Middlesex and then taught there when Roger Gilliatt and Gwynne were students there. See post ‘Error Of Judgement?’

Between 1922 and 1934, Moncrieff held various positions including some at the Middlesex and GOSH. We’re in Royal Top Doctors territory again. It renders a Top Doc bombproof, even one as gross as Gwynne.

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During this period Moncrieff also worked as a GP. In 1923-24 Moncrieff worked in Paris in the health division of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Between 1930-31, he studied in Hamburg and other parts of Germany, while holding a Rockefeller Travelling Medical Fellowship. Moncrieff’s studies at this time were related to neonatal respiratory failure in newborn babies. He obtained MRC funding to support some of his work.

In 1933, Moncrieff was appointed a paediatrician to Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital, where he remained working until 1951. He worked at Hammersmith Hospital, 1935-64. So Moncrieff knew Hugh Bentall and the merry crowd there. See ‘Interesting Facts’. Geoffrey Chamberlain worked at Queen Charlotte’s and at Hammersmith when he was younger.

In 1934, Moncrieff was appointed to the consultant staff of both the Middlesex Hospital and the Great Ormond Street Hospital as physician.

During WW II Moncrieff worked in the Emergency Medical Service. When the Institute of Child Health was founded at GOSH in 1946, Moncrieff was appointed as the first Chair of Child Health at London University and Director of the Institute, a position he held until 1964, which was based across the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, Hackney, the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith, and at GOSH.

John Cleese’s psychiatrist friend Robin Skynner worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children. Previous posts (eg. ‘Ian Brockington’s Mischief’) have discussed Robin Skynner – who was a student at UCH and also worked at the Maudsley with Dafydd – his wife Prudence and their many connections with those facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring and assisting Dafydd and Gwynne. Skynner and his wife undoubtedly knew of many celebrity/professional abusers, including clergymen.

Robin Skynner became famous outside Top Doc circles when he began co-authoring popular psychotherapy books with John Cleese. That particular project got off the ground in 1984, when I refused to withdraw my complaint about Gwynne and when Brown and I first began to be seriously bothered by people working for the security services. Cleese’s friend and colleague Graham Chapman was known to be sexually exploiting underaged boys and had been for years. Chapman was protected by his status as a celeb, but even more so because he was of course a Top Doctor who had qualified at Barts… On the one occasion when Chapman was questioned by the police he later boasted about having done a How Very Dare You after mentioning that he was a Top Doctor and the police scuttled off and did not return. See previous posts. By 1986, a friend of Chapman’s had tripped over people in Somerset who knew some of what was happening to me at the hands of the gang in north Wales and one of those people became inexplicably very wealthy after embarking upon various bizarre business ventures with Chapman’s mate. See ‘Upper Class Twit Of The Year – Shooting Themselves’.

 

The Institute of Child Health was developed by Alan Moncrieff into an organisation of postgraduate paediatric teaching in co-operation with the Institute of Education. James Mourilyan Tanner later became responsible for the Institute of Child Health. James Mourilyan Tanner made a career out of measuring the genitalia and pubic hair of adolescents.

James Mourilyan Tanner (1 August 1920-11 August 2010) was a paediatric endocrinologist who developed the Tanner scale, which measures the stages of sexual development during puberty. Tanner was born in 1920 in Camberley, Surrey and was educated at Marlborough College and the University College of the South West of England, now Exeter University. After Tanner’s brother was killed in WW II, he decided against following his father into the British Army and decided to become a Top Doctor.

Tanner studied at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, as a result of a scholarship which involved him instructing the St Mary’s athletics team. He went to the United States to complete his medical studies, funded by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. Tanner met his first wife, fellow Top Doc Bernice Alture, while at the University of Pennsylvania. Tanner qualified in 1944 and spent nine months in an internship at Johns Hopkins University Hospital before returning to the UK to join the Emergency Medical Service (EMS). Until 1946, Tanner worked at the wartime Maudsley Hospital, situated at the time in Mill Hill, as well as the returned prisoner of war rehabilitation unit in Dartford, Kent. At the time, some truly extraordinary things were happening to those patients at Mill Hill. See previous posts.

Following his time with the EMS, Tanner was appointed a demonstrator in anatomy at the Oxford University Medical School, working for the famous anatomist and surgeon Sir Wilfred le Gros Clark. It was while Tanner was there that he was asked to initiate a new lecture series on human growth. He obtained a travelling scholarship to return to the US to visit various studies that were already running there and returned determined to initiate something similar in the UK.

In 1948 Tanner was appointed Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Physiology at St Thomas’ Hospital and in 1956 he was asked to establish a new Department of Growth and Development at London University’s Institute of Child Health (ICH). Here he became Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Growth and Development, was appointed Reader in 1960 and Honorary Consultant at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in 1961. Five years later Tanner became the first Professor of Child Health and Growth at the University of London.

Tanner had been asked, at the end of his time with Le Gros Clark in Oxford, to undertake a study in child development funded by the Ministry of Health. It was to be based on the occupants of an orphanage in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Designed originally to measure the effects of malnutrition on growth, Tanner made it into a long term study, weighing, measuring and photographing the same subjects as they matured for several years with his long time collaborator, Reginald Whitehouse. From this work Tanner devised the  ‘Tanner Scale’ which measures sexual maturation in adolescents based on characteristics such as the size of the genitals and the quantity of pubic hair. The data has now been incorporated in a ‘modern growth chart’.

I wonder how Tanner explained why he ended up measuring young people’s genitalia when he had been employed to conduct a study on malnutrition. Perhaps he wasn’t ever asked to explain, he was working in an orphanage and no-one took the slightest bit of notice when kids in such institutions freaked out at what was happening to them, although it was widely accepted that in many orphanages the children experienced what was always called ‘cruelty’ in those days.

From the 1950s onwards Tanner had been associated with experiments in using human growth hormone (HGH) and was responsible for selecting the children who would be treated with HGH, in those days extracted from cadavers. Up to 1,900 children received the treatment from 1959 onwards. The Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online tells us that ‘As soon as reports were published of patients who had received the substance dying from Creutzfeld-Jakob disease in 1985, Tanner stopped the treatment in spite, apparently, of some wishing to continue regardless.’

That is not quite how I remember the HCG scandal. It was an everyday story of Top Doctor folk: patients had been put at risk even after concerns had been raised and ‘informed consent’ had not entered into the equation. There was a widespread  response of YUK and ‘you gave our children something that was extracted from corpses??’ and then there was one hell of a row, in the face of Top Doctors crawling out of every corner and explaining that they’d been using the dead bodies for years and this had never happened before…

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It could only have been for the reason that Dafydd gave when he was interviewed on TV after Mary Wynch won her case: ‘I found myself in this bizarre situation and I was only trying to help’. Dafydd explained to his mate Robert Bluglass when Bluglass ‘investigated’ my complaint in 1989 (see post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’), that ‘I found myself in this extraordinary situation and I was only trying to help’.

Dafydd, the hapless victim of circumstances, who repeatedly finds that he has no option but to have people who have spilt the gang’s pints unlawfully arrested and imprisoned.

 

James Tanner resumed his HGH work in the 1990s using genetically engineered HGH and, according to the Royal College of Physicians, ‘Tanner believed that although the doctors had acted in good faith at the time, the victims should receive compensation’.

It doesn’t matter what a Top Doctor does, as long as they repeat the mantra, ‘I was acting in what I thought was your best interests’ and ‘it was a matter of clinical judgement’, their career will survive anything. The discourse of best interests was eventually used on Brown and I when Dr D.G.E. Wood finally condescended to even speak to us after my encounter with Gwynne. Brown’s response was to write to Wood and very politely explain that surely nobody could really have believed that this could have been in any patient’s best interests. Brown made a number of observations, including that ‘if even half of the first hand accounts of this man’s insensitivity and inappropriate conduct are true, then he should not be in his present job’ and ‘loyalty is an admirable quality but loyalty can be misplaced and I think that your duty should be to your patient, not to Dr Williams’ and ‘the rareified atmosphere of squash clubs and dinner parties does not always equip us for understanding other people’s cultures and values’.

Brown did not receive a reply to that letter and after he sent it, in the course of our best interests, my friend Anne was murdered, I was hounded out of my career and pursued by gangsters and Brown was violently attacked in public and had his head repeatedly smashed against the pavement in an attempt to kill him.

When Dafydd’s mate Robert Bluglass ‘investigated’ my complaint, Bluglass concluded that Dafydd and the other members of the gang were caring people who had tried to help me but my relentless harassment of Dafydd and others had made that impossible.

 

The author of over 300 scientific papers and monographs, James Tanner also published many influential books including, A history of the study of human growth (Cambridge, University Press, 1981), Foetus into man: physical growth from conception to maturity (London, Open Books, 1978) and, with Phyllis B Eveleth, Worldwide variation in human growth (Cambridge, University Press, 1976). Both the latter two books were reissued in second editions.

Not forgetting the bestseller ‘Measuring Orphans Penes Day By Day While Being Answerable To Absolutely No-One’.

A founder member of the Society for the Study of Human Biology, James Tanner co-edited its journal for a long time and was also instrumental in founding the International Association of Human Auxology (a term that he himself coined for the study of human growth). In 1977 Tanner played a role in the creation of the main charity in his field, the Child Health Foundation.

James Tanner enjoyed skiing and golf and his other interests were theatre, art, music and he sang in London choral societies for many years. Those will not have been activities on offer at the orphanage in Harpenden, but then Tanner wasn’t at risk of non-standard growth and in need of having his penis measured on a regular basis. This freed him up for a bit of ski-ing.

Tanner’s wife Bernice was the daughter of Top Doctor Sigmund Alture and they married in 1941. She became a GP when they settled in the UK. Bernice died in 1991 and the following year Tanner married Gunilla Lindgren, a Swedish scholar and also an expert on auxology, with whom he had been corresponding since the 1970s. He died of a stroke in Wellington, Somerset in 2010 and was also suffering from prostate cancer. Gunilla survived him, together with his daughter from his first marriage, Helen Phillips, a stepson and stepdaughter, Fredrick and Katarina and three granddaughters, Mary, Sarah and Julia. His son David predeceased him.

I suspect that Bernice Alture’s Top Doc father was a central European Top Doctor whom had very likely been influenced by Sigmund Freud’s circle, because they were just so influential in Europe at the time. It was Welsh psychiatrist Dr Ernest Jones, who knew Gwynne and the gang, who was substantially responsible for introducing Freud’s ideas to Britain (see previous posts) and James and Alix Strachey were key figures in analytic circles in the UK because they provided the definitive translation of Freud’s works. James and Alix Strachey were related to Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s wife Amabel and were networked into the Welsh Bloomsbury Set who had second homes at Cwm Croesor in Gwynedd (see post ‘The Vermin Club’).

 

To return to Tanner’s colleague, it was Sir Alan Moncrieff ‘more than anybody else who established preventative and social paediatrics with Europe’. Moncrieff lived in Hertfordshire and he assisted in the organisation of child health services in that county until he suffered a stroke in 1968. Hertfordshire wasn’t just the location of that orphanage in Harpenden where James Tanner busied himself, it was also where Sir Alec and Lady Juliet Bingley lived.

During his career, Moncrieff worked on several Home Office and Ministry of Health Committees. One of the most prominent was the Central Training Council in Childcare. Previous posts have named some of those on this body who colluded with organised abuse. Moncrieff worked in advisory capacity on the Ingleby Committee for children and young people. He provided expert advice regarding the Children’s Act 1948 ‘which laid the foundations of social care of children and young people by local authorities, in those instances when the child was without parents or whose parents could not look after them’. The rationale for the successive rewriting of the legislation regarding children in care which, on every occasion, involved people who were facilitating organised abuse, was always the inadequacy of previous legislation which had resulted in children being left in the care of unsuitable people who had abused them.

Moncrieff had a position at the MRC Clinical Research Board as an expert adviser. He acted on the expert advisory panel on the maternal and child health panel of WHO and he served for many years on various BMA committees. In 1967, Moncrieff became Chairman of the Central Midwives Board. Sir Alan Moncrieff was the British representative on the Executive Board of UNICEF. He worked on the Journal Publishing Subcommittee, becoming its Chairman in 1950. Moncrieff also served on the Journal Committee of the BMA, becoming it Chairman in 1967. Sir Alan worked in the juvenile courts in London as a JP.

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Now here’s a heartwarming tale. One of Sir Alan Moncrieff’s Middlesex student Top Docs was Archie Norman, who later became a Cystic Fibrosis Expert at GOSH. Archie committed his memories of the Good Old Days when orphans had their penes measured on a regular basis to a website along with a few poignant pics.

Archie was Moncrieff’s student at the Middlesex at about the same time as Gwynne, when the Gilliatts were cluttering the place up as well:

Archie at GOSH at the creation of the NHS: 
Now have you grown any hairs Down There yet my dear?

In 1950, Archie set up the Respiratory Clinic at GOSH, for the study of cystic fibrosis and asthma. He had to battle with the problem of post-war rationing with regard to his patients’ diets:

In 1953, Archie was appointed consultant paediatrician to Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital, the post to run parallel with his work at GOSH:

In 1964 Archie helped found the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Archie and the team at GOSH; Archie is sitting second from the left, next to Sir Alan with the specs:

Matron ruled the roost in those days and the Angels knew how to do a good hospital corner. There was no nonsense and if a Top Doctor asked to measure your penis and count your public hairs for no good reason you respected their request. 

It wasn’t all grind, there were wonderful moments Back Then. In 1969, as a result of his consultancy at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, Archie was responsible for the care of Britain’s first quintuplets, born to Irene Hanson in 1969, with the help of the team led by George Wynn-Williams, the Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. The birth made headline news and Archie was photographed with the staff, in a group photo. The tiny Hanson girls did survive and are believed to be only the second set of all-girl quintuplets to do so.

 

The TV cameras were so busy with the little quinteplets that no-one noticed a far bigger star, who no doubt had offered to work as an unpaid research assistant on the ‘How Big Is Your Penis My Son?’ project:

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Archie retired from the NHS in 1972, but his good work continued. He was Chairman of the Research Committee of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, 1978-84. In 1985, Archie was also instrumental in seeing the conversion of GOSH’s former long-term care facility at Tadworth in Surrey into the ‘Children’s Trust Centre for Respite Care and Rehabilitation’ for brain-damaged children. One of its buildings was named after Archie in a ceremony attended by himself and Elaine Paige, Trust Ambassador. So in 1985 there was yet more celebrity-promoted PR for someone known to Gwynne while Brown and I were being threatened and told to withdraw our complaint about him and shut up.

In the year 2000 at the age of 88, Archie spoke at a seminar at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine entitled ‘Childhood Asthma and Beyond’ and lightened the proceedings when he recalled :

“I just happen to remember I recommended that a dog should be taken away from the house because an asthmatic child appeared to be sensitive to the dog. The family came back to see me a month later and said that they had had a burglary the next day.”

I do hope that Archie didn’t discuss that order to get rid of the guard dog in front of people who Aren’t Trained and Don’t Understand Confidentiality:

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GOSH has always been proud of its celebs and they certainly brought in the money and good publicity.

  • Elaine the Trust Ambassador Dressed Up:
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  • Otto Wolff’s work after WW II helped to establish the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. The preceding organisation, the British Paediatric Association, provided Otto with nice little number for himself when he served as President, 1976-88. Otto was President when Ollie Brooke bagged his job as a consultant at St George’s, when Ollie was investigated, charged, convicted, imprisoned and then released early after so many Top Docs wrote to the Lord Chief Justice.
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Among Otto Wolff’s awards were the 1987 Harding Award from Action Research for the Crippled Child, later known as Action Medical Research, which suffered the fate of many children’s charidees and found rather a lot of people involved with it had links to paedophiles. See previous posts. In 1988 Wolff was awarded the James Spence Medal by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, of which he had been President for more than 10 years.

In 1988, a glass ceiling was broken when the first female President of the British Paediatric Association was appointed, June Kathleen Lloyd, Baroness Lloyd of Highbury (1 January 1928-28 June 2006). Lloyd sat as a cross bencher in the Lords.

Ah, a Lady Doctor! Thank goodness for that after Ollie… It Won’t Happen Again.

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June Lloyd was a ‘determined advocate for children’s health and, like her two predecessors as President of the British Paediatric Association, she was instrumental in the establishment of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. June Lloyd was known for discovering the role of lipid metabolism in health and disease in childhood. Ollie had dabbled in the same field of research.

 June Lloyd was born in Kashmir, where her father was an officer in the Royal Indian Army Service Corps. The family returned to England in 1936. Lloyd was educated at the Royal High School in Bath and qualified as a Top Doctor at Bristol University. Dr D.G.E. Wood trained at Bristol University and Wood’s father was a Top Doc in Bristol. From the mid-1950s onward, June Lloyd did the rounds of the organised abuse rings in South Shields, Bristol, Plymouth, Oxford, Manchester and Durham. She then became research assistant to Otto Wolff in Birmingham and taught at Birmingham University, 1958-65. Dafydd’s accomplices were in place in Birmingham by then and would soon be joined by Bluglass.
In 1965, Lloyd relocated, along with Otto Wolff, to GOSH and the associated Institute of Child Health at UCL, where she eventually became a Professor. Lloyd hit the big time in 1975 when she was appointed Professor of Child Health and Head of the new Department of Paediatrics at St George’s Hospital Medical School. While she was Head of Dept at St George’s, June appointed a consultant called Ollie Brooke!

Ah the Nice Lady Doctors broke the glass ceilings in medicine and brought warmth and their caring sharing ways with them. And they had to Fight Sexism and the Male Medical Establishment at the same time.

After appointing Ollie, in 1985 – the year before Ollie was charged and the year that Mary Wynch won her case against Dafydd and the gang and the year that the threats began raining down on Brown and me big time – June Lloyd returned to GOSH as Professor of Child Health, ‘where she served with distinction on many committees’.Jimmy Savile scandal: How Savile even preyed on dying ...

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While June was serving with distinction on the committees, children in north Wales were beaten up and gang-raped, used for porn – including porn with added bestiality – and were found dead. Some of them found themselves in Risley Remand Centre and indeed died there, but the harsh reality was disguised by the data referring to the deaths of inmates as deaths of ‘male’ and ‘female’ ‘remand prisoners’, rather than ‘deaths of boys and girls from children’s homes’. The Prison Service did provide the essentials for the kids in care at Risley though in the form of a visiting clap doctor, although virtually any other form of medical care was unavailable even in the ‘hospital wing’, where Dafydd and Gwynne’s victims ended up.

June was Vice-President of the Royal College of Physicians, 1992-95, during the North Wales Police investigation into a possible VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire, which found ‘no evidence’ of such a ring, although over 100 complaints of the abuse of kids in care were made. That was dealt with effectively: a file was sent to the CPS and the DPP, Dame Babs Mills, did not mount one prosecution. See eg. ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party’ and ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’. June was also Vice-President of the Royal College of Physicians during the Jillings Investigation and when the ‘Islington Gazette’ reported the havoc in Islington’s children’s homes, with children trafficked to Europe and found dead. No other newspaper reported the story.

The Breakers of Glass Ceilings Were Giving Everything A Woman’s Touch.

June Lloyd retired from medicine in 1992, perhaps because she had stood back and gawped at the mess. Notwithstanding the mess, June became a Dame in 1990 when Geoffrey Chamberlain, Ollie and chums began publishing those journal articles as they offered me a job and then set about hounding me out of medical research, while Dafydd’s gang repeatedly perjured themselves in the High Court in repeated attempts to have me imprisoned.

It was ever upwards for Dame June and in 1996, she became Baroness Lloyd of Highbury of Highbury in the London Borough of Islington. How very apt.

Poor old Baroness June suffered a trauma on her way to the Lords though. A severe stroke before her introduction to the House of Lords prevented her from taking her seat until 1998. Her resulting disability left her unable to become an active member of the House. Ah bechod, never mind, at least this utter fuckwit reached her 60s without being forced to have sex with a queue of horrid old men and then an alsation, only to find herself arrested for Looking At Dafydd In A Funny Way, then gang banged all over again in Risley and then told that she was Lying To Get Compensation when she gave evidence in public, under the hostile gaze of the people who had facilitated all this, at the Waterhouse Inquiry.

The wicked old cow June died on 28 June 2006, aged 78. She had never married. Well a Lady Doctor’s life in those days didn’t usually leave time for a family. Geoffrey Chamberlain’s wife was a Lady Doctor, indeed a Professor at Gwynne’s alma mater, the Middlesex and she had five kids while she and her husband ran the Westminster Paedophile Ring, but she was exceptionally talented, as I was told by one of the Chamberlains’ friends in 1989. I wonder why Jocelyn Chamberlain was really given that Chair and who arranged it?

Jocelyn Chamberlain was one of the Top Doctors who devised the cervical cancer smear testing programme. The programme about which many lies have been told re the effectiveness and the lives being saved, particularly since I began blogging about Jocelyn Chamberlain and her colleagues.

Baroness June’s brother, Philip Lloyd, was a Commander in the Royal Navy. Geoffrey Chamberlain served in the RNVR until the mid-1970s, he was a surgeon commander. Gwynne was in the Royal Navy as well.

What’s It All Abaaaht Alfie?

Give us a clue!

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While Otto and others also ‘played a role’ in transforming the British Paediatric Association (BPA) into the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, it was Baroness June who was crucial. It was originally thought that Baroness June would become President of the BPA, after being Honorary Secretary for a number of years, but the Baroness believed that the paediatricians should have their very own college. She was a member of an influential group with the BPA, which enabled her to push for the establishment of a new college. Many in the profession believed it was not necessary and there was serious differences of opinion. Sir Peter Tizard and his research group at Hammersmith were one group of dissenting voices, who believed that Paediatrics should have the same intellectual footing as medicine for adults but within general medicine, rather than a speciality. However, it was thanks to Baroness June and those who supported her, including Otto and Roy Meadow, that the argument was won. Roy Meadow would become the first President of the Royal College, but Baroness June wouldn’t lose out. She would feature on the coat of arms of the new College, in which she is a supporter holding a staff of Aesculapius entwined with a double helix. The other supporter was Thomas Phaire, whose Boke of Chyldren from 1545 was the first book on paediatrics in English; the crest is a baby, taken from the arms of the Foundling Hospital in Coram’s Fields. The Baroness June took over responsibility for training and standards for paediatricians that had previously been under the control of the Royal College of Physicians.

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Even readers who are not regular visitors to this blog may know who Sir Roy Meadow is. Meadow achieved widespread fame by inventing a psychiatric disorder, Munchausen’s by proxy, even though Meadow wasn’t a psychiatrist, convinced other Top Doctors that this disorder existed, which resulted in scores of people being diagnosed with this, some of whom were subsequently imprisoned, the essential symptoms of the illness invented by Meadow being injuring or killing other people, often one’s own children. Meadow’s reputation was consolidated by him appearing as an expert witness in a number of murder trials and making up statistics to convince the jury that the prisoner in the dock was a wrong ‘un.

After innocent people had languished in prison for a few years, somebody finally had the sense to challenge Meadow’s made-up statistics – they need to challenge the made-up illness as well – and some deeply traumatised people were released from life sentences. Meadow was rightly targeted for criticism but no-one asked why he had been allowed to spout rubbish in court when any statistician could have confirmed that it was rubbish and no-one made any enquiries about the pathologist who performed an autopsy on one of the dead children involved in one of the cases and concealed the fact that the baby had died of a lung infection and was definitely not murdered by his mother as alleged. The baby’s mother, Sally Clark, went to prison amidst screaming tabloid headlines, her families desperate pleas were ignored and although Sally was eventually released, losing two babies and then being wrongfully imprisoned finished her off and she died prematurely.

Meadow was struck off by the GMC, yet he received massive support from Top Docs and accusations continued to be levelled at the people whom he had wrongly accused and Meadows was reinstated when he appealed. Sally Clark’s husband was then accused of murder himself by David Southall, one of Meadow’s colleagues. See previous posts.

Sadly Mr Clark, they’re nuts. There is no getting through to them even when the damage that they have caused can no longer be denied. They are nuts, they have been mentored and trained to believe that no-one can challenge them, that no-one else’s opinion matters but the real killer is that their profession is corrupt from top to bottom and the honest Top Docs are beaten into silence and kept out of positions of influence.

The extent of the fairy tales that this crew of dangerous, criminal abusers told about each other is illustrated by the obituary that was published for Baroness June in ‘The Guardian’ in 2006. Here are the edited highlights:

June Lloyd, who has died aged 78, was an outstanding expert in child health. Her research into metabolic disorders led to substantial advances in treatment… She…was recognised as the doyenne of British paediatrics when created a baroness in 1996. Sadly, she was disabled by a severe stroke soon afterwards, an event that brought her career to a sudden, devastating close.

She qualified at Bristol in 1951 with distinctions in pathology, forensic medicine, public health and surgery, and won the gold medal at the Bristol Royal hospital. Training appointments in medicine, paediatrics and public health in Bristol, Plymouth (with Hugh Jolly), Oxford, Manchester and Durham preceded research on the role of lipid metabolism in diabetes mellitus and other inherited disorders of childhood.

Hugh Jolly was the publisher of baby and child care manuals in the 1970s; he succeeded Dr Spock as the Top Doc who told anxious parents how to do it. Hugh Jolly had an appealing name, but he was a dreadful old git and, far from reassuring and advising nervous parents, he blamed them for everything and was very intimidating. See previous posts. Hugh Jolly worked as a Top Doctor in the west country during the 1950s. I am of the generation who had older female relatives who worked as Angels in Somerset during the 1950s, as did a few of my friends at school. My God, the stories that we heard at first hand from people who never thought that the youngsters would grow up to be sociologists with an interest in health. It really was not simply a matter of a good hospital corner and damp dusting the shelves.

The received wisdom with regard to a lot of childhood illnesses has been and is currently being questioned, particularly in relation to child abuse cases. Again and again patents have sworn blind that they were not abusive to their children in the face of Top Docs who have snapped that the symptoms show that they have been, or that they have poisoned the child, there is no other explanation. Subsequent revelations cleared the names of a number of the accused. One Top Doctor, Waney Squire, was so diligent in demonstrating the serious flaws in her colleagues’ expert witness testimonies that the solution was for the GMC to stop her practising, although Dr Squire hadn’t actually been guilty of anything other than making her colleagues look pretty hopeless. See previous posts.

Children with lipid disorders of all kinds were referred to June from across the country, and her clinical wisdom was fully recognised. With Professor Otto Wolff she wrote a review on obesity in Recent Advances in Paediatrics in 1976, and a second review on hyperlipoproteinaemia and atherosclerosis, which revealed an interest in lifelong problems beyond those commonly associated with paediatrics, but inseparable from them.

It was typical of June to pursue such wider interests. Her behaviour in committees endeared her to many chairmen – there were long silences, without any hint of tension, still less of impatience, but when she spoke it was always in a calm, fair, reflective and authoritative manner; little more needed to be said, but quietness was always associated with warmth and practicality.

What a nightmare those committees must have been with bloody June and her long silences. As for ‘little more needed to be said’,  I have encountered Top Docs like June all too often. A tight-lipped expression accompanied by a ‘I don’t think that we really need to discuss this do we?’ Of course not June, we’re only talking a gang of predatory sex offenders targeting kids and young people, why ever would we want to raise that particular matter??? Nothing about June will have been ‘associated with warmth and practicality’, she will have been a grade A bitch and there will have been distressed patients’ parents all over the place making comments such as ‘oh we tried to talk to her about it but she was really nasty…’

Among her many tasks were chairmanship of the Medical Research Council’s physiological systems board and the scientific advisory panel of the National Fund for Research into Crippling Diseases. She also chaired the Nuffield Foundation’s council on bioethics’ working party on genetic screening…

Who better to proffer opinion on the subject of ethics for the Nuffield Foundation than Ollie’s friend? Unless of course it was those other two figures epitomising all that is excellent in medicine, Dafydd’s mate Lord John Walton or Geoffrey Chamberlain’s mate Lord Bob Winston.

In 1974, she joined the executive council of the Ciba (now Novartis) Foundation, becoming chairman in 1990 and a trustee in 1988; it was towards the end of her chairmanship of a Ciba Foundation debate on Alcohol, Friend or Foe?, as part of the British Association annual festival in 1996, that she collapsed. The meeting was rapidly closed and expert care sought.

There may well not have been any expert care in the room at the time.

Just to confuse everyone, there are two organisations called the Novartis Foundation and they are both working in the arena populated by Top Doctors.

The Novartis Foundation was a scientific and educational charity, formed in 1949 by the Swiss Big Pharma company Ciba, now Novartis, but was dissolved in 2008. It was the direct successor to the Ciba Foundation and the changed name (Novartis Foundation) reflected the new name of Ciba, after merging with Sandoz. The Foundation was the brainchild of Robert Kappeli, Managing Director (and later President), of Ciba. The purpose of the Foundation was to promote collaboration in the medical sciences by the organisation of symposia which would allow experts of different fields to share ideas. Symposia took place both at their London premises and also in locations across the globe. Later these discussions were written up by in-house editors and published by John Wiley & Sons with whom the Foundation had a long-standing relationship.

Novartis, though it provided financial support for the Foundation, was not (in later years) represented on the Board of Trustees and occupied only a minority of seats on the executive council. The company withdrew their financial support from the Foundation in February 2008. The Trustees chose to undergo a merger with the Academy of Medical Sciences, which occurred on 31 July 2008 prior to the dissolution of the Foundation later that year. The Foundation had its HQ at 41 Portland Place in central London. The HQ was refurbished and reopened by the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2010.

41 Portland Place is certainly a Bobby Dazzler and rather confusingly for something called the Academy of Medical Sciences, they do weddings as well:

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The Novartis Foundation (formerly known as the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development) is a ‘non-profit organisation and part of the corporate responsibility portfolio of the Big Pharma company Novartis in Switzerland. The ‘Foundation conducts projects to improve health, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and in south-east Asia. The aim of the Foundation is to improve access to primary healthcare and to strengthen the local healthcare systems. The Foundation fosters health policy among the private sector, NGOs, research institutions and state organisations. The Foundation organises an international symposium in Basel every year’.

It must be very convenient for both of these charitable organisations which are spin offs from the same Big Pharma company to have the same name, while offering academic symposia, healthcare projects in a part of the world famous for sex tourism and weddings. Baroness June would have been proud of it all.

 

 

…the sadness of June’s final affliction, faced with great courage,

Of course it was. Other seriously disabled people are demanding, inadequate, selfish, Rude To The Angels, Lying To Get Compensation etc, but dear old June soldiered on with Great Courage.

should not be allowed to cloud the serene confidence of most of her life.

Ah the long silences where everybody was made to feel like shit for daring to continue breathing…

She was a doctor to communities, but mainly to thousands of individual children and their families. In academic life and on government, medical and charitable bodies she carried more than her fair share of responsibility.

June had a great deal to conceal, there must have been quite a panic on the part of paedophiles in high places when the old cow keeled over with that stroke, even they could bring back Ollie to Chair the Committees, they had to resort to Roy Meadow and look where that ended up.

She lectured extensively abroad; examined widely; belonged to paediatric associations in America, Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Sri Lanka and Switzerland…

They were international, this is not small scale pilfering from the corner shop.

Her small, slight figure, crowned with red hair, was to be seen everywhere.

Like Babs Castle, Baroness June had her trademark ‘red hair’. Working class women are Bottle Blondes or sad old slappers with Dyed Hair and I was arrested for having pink hair and calling the car of the Chairman of the NW Wales NHS Trust a penismobile. If only I had been an accessory to a gang of paedophiles, my hair would not have made anyone angry at all, no matter what colour it was.

June was a friend in a thousand. Everything she did, she did supremely well…

The excellence oozed from every pore.

This tribute to a woman who was an accessory to an international trafficking ring was penned by Top Doctor Gordon Wolstenholme, who died in 2004 before June, but had already prepared her hagiography, in the way that Tam Dalyell, Richard Crossman’s pal, wrote glowing appreciations of so many Westminster Swingers in readiness for their deaths.

Sir Gordon Ethelbert Ward Wolstenholme (28 May 1913-29 May 2004) was the founding Director of the Ciba Foundation.

Gordon Wolstenholme was born in Sheffield, the son of a mechanical engineer and educated at Repton School and Corpus Christie, Cambridge. He studied medicine at the Middlesex Hospital and graduated in 1948. From 1940 to 1947 he served with the RAMC. On his return to Britain Gordon was appointed to the post of founding Director of the Ciba Foundation.

Gordon was President of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1975-77, Harveian Librarian of the Royal College of Physicians, 1979 -89 and Master of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, 1979-80. Gordon was knighted in 1976, the Year Of The Great Panic, when it became clear that Jeremy Thrope was eventually going to be charged with serious offences, so Harold Wilson resigned as PM, Carlo was appointed Chancellor of UCNW where the action on the ground was and George Thomas the Westminster Molester was appointed Speaker. Dafydd and the gang took their pursuit of Mary Wynch up a gear. See previous posts.

Sir Gordon died in 2004 and was survived by his second wife Dushanka. His grandson is the American music producer Alex Pall, of The Chainsmokers.

‘The Guardian’ published a touching tribute to Gordon when he died:

Sir Gordon Wolstenholme, who has died aged 91, was internationally famous for exploring new ideas in medicine as the firmly independent director of the Ciba (now Novartis) Foundation for three decades. But this was just the main strand in an enormously productive involvement with medical organisations across all disciplines that continued for the rest of his life.

Its course was shaped by his experiences in the second world war. Born in Sheffield, Wolstenholme studied at Repton school, Derbyshire, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and Middlesex Hospital Medical School. In 1939, he went into the Royal Army Medical Corps, where, because of his interest in haematology, he ended up directing the allied blood-transfusion services in the Mediterranean.

By 1944, he was commanding a military hospital in north Italy, responsible for all resuscitation services in the Mediterranean, while also overseeing the distribution and first large-scale use of penicillin in that region. Among his activities were training doctors serving with Tito’s partisans and providing medical supplies to the various groups fighting in notoriously difficult terrain in Yugoslavia.

  • When he left the RAMC in 1947, Wolstenholme had thoughts of a life as a specialist in haematology. However, the Swiss pharmaceutical company Ciba decided to set up an independent centre in London to help repair the war-torn fabric of research in medicine and biology, partly because of British resistance to Nazi ideology and partly because under English trust law, alone in Europe, a charitable foundation of this kind has total independence from its sponsor.

However, it was realised from the outset that research and academic communities would be highly suspicious of commercial subsidy. The centre needed a director and trustees whose background, position and clout would dispel all doubts about freedom from parent-company influence, and set the new and relatively small enterprise on the same lines as the Nuffield or Wolfson foundations. When the Ciba Foundation opened its doors in 1949, Wolstenholme was behind the desk, with trustees including the proponent of the welfare state, Lord Beveridge, and the Nobel laureates Alexander, later Lord, Todd (chemistry, 1957) and Sir Howard Florey (medicine, 1945).But the greatest guarantee of independence came from the vigour, integrity and style of the foundation’s activities.

  • Under Wolstenholme, the foundation set a pattern of cross-disciplinary, intensive and often controversial residential symposia. The pattern worked well because the number of worldwide participants was strictly limited, nobody could escape examination, and chairmen were chosen for their ability to probe and stimulate debate.
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The presentations and discussion sessions of each symposium were (and still are) edited and published rapidly.

Other centres used a closed symposium framework as a means of probing highly technical questions, but the small, highly intensive meeting was the brainchild of Wolstenholme and was developed under his guidance. Sometimes it was touched with humour, as at a symposium on extrasensory perception (set up under external pressure in the mid-1950s) whenparticipants were surprised on their final day to find that some among their number were able to perform the mysterious feats they had come together to discuss. It turned out that these gifted individuals were professional magicians covertly hired by Wolstenholme to pep things up a bit. Not all participants were amused.

Lord Greville Janner was famously a member of the Magic Circle:

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In any case, most meetings had more than enough pep. Wolstenholme’s abilities as an organiser, administrator and fount of ideas were matched by his ability to act as a mediator and catalyst. He brought together scientists who, although matched intellectually, were separated by age, background and status, and would never normally have debated together.

Professor Abraham White, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, described Wolstenholme’s Ciba Foundation meetings as a 20th-century version of a caravanserai, a gathering of travellers at an oasis where from dawn to dusk the time is spent matching ideas and intellects and engaging in pointed discussion. This is apt, for some symposia went east, to India or Malaysia for example, and although the early meetings concentrated on very narrow medical subjects, the range and breadth of the programme increased with time.

In 1967, the theme of the 100th symposium was Health and Mankind. An eminent gathering heard Wolstenholme nail his colours and idealism to the mast. “Healthcare – a world health service – is an essential step toward man’s wellbeing and toward a world society. If we cannot work together for the health of mankind we are rightly doomed,” he declared.

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Wolstenholme was somehow able, without evident effort, to manage simultaneously a dozen or more complex enterprises, for example working on the restructuring of medical care in Ethiopia (1963-74) and in Caracas, Venezuela (1969-78). When he retired from the Ciba Foundation in 1978, he moved, not into the country, but into the heart of London, where he would be close to the many medical and scientific organisations that he served. He was knighted in 1976, and in 1975-77 and 1978 was president of the Royal Society of Medicine.

In 1988, at the age of 75, he founded Action in International Medicine (Aim), which he chaired till 1995. It is an appalling waste, he would sometimes say, to pour money into costly hi-tech medicine and training to create specialist units in countries where communities lack even the simplest provisions for primary health care. Medicine must be structured upward from a broad community base, for it cannot be built soundly from the top down. Aim’s work towards the goal of sensitive local primary and environmental health care in countries including the poorest continued until 2001.

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Wolstenholme is survived by Dushanka, their two daughters, and a son and two daughters by his first marriage.

·Gordon Ethelbert Ward Wolstenholme, medical academic, born May 28 1913; died May 29 2004.

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The obituary published for Gordon Wolstenholme by the Torygraph provided yet more names of some very famous people who had been rash enough to hitch their fortunes to that of the Lord of the Rings and his dodgy ‘foundation’ and charidees:

From the outset, the Ciba Foundation, based in the heart of the West End of London, was devised as a meeting place for scientists from all over the world; its activities reflected this mission through the provision of accommodation, meeting and library facilities, the organisation of a multitude of scientific conferences, and the publication of the proceedings. Wolstenholme likened these gatherings to “scientific house parties” and he and his wife Dushanka would preside over them with warmth and humanity.

Wolstenholme’s talents as a facilitator and organiser engendered outstanding standards of interaction and discussion among participants, and great loyalty to the meetings’ unique format, in which small groups (typically numbering just 25) of the world’s best experts were brought together, usually for about three days.

The subjects of the symposia were very much in keeping with Wolstenholme’s wide and varied knowledge and interests; in 1956 there was a symposium on the nature of viruses; chaired by Sir Charles Harington, it included Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin and James Watson.

Crick and Watson of Double Helix fame were known to have behaved appallingly toward Rosalind Franklin who was actually on course to work out the structure of DNA before they were. They hindered her work in every way possible and at one point broke into her lab and stole data. Franklin died young – it is suspected that her ovarian cancer may have been caused by her exposure to radiation during the course of her research – and for many years she was written out of the picture re DNA. James Watson outlived Francis Crick and was constantly under fire for mouthing off and making statements without the evidence to back them up. Watson had some quaint ideas about women, darkies and the nature and origin of ‘intelligence’. James Watson really was a most unpleasant old git. But he bagged the Nobel Prize, not Franklin.

The opening of a new conference room was marked in 1962 by a meeting on “Man and his Future”, and included papers presented by Julian Huxley (on evolutionary aspects); Gregory Pincus (on the control of reproduction); Albert Szent-Györgyi (on the promise of medical science); Alex Comfort (on ageing) [the Alex Comfort of ‘Joy of Sex’ fame]; and Joshua Lederberg (on the biological future). It finished with a tour de force from J B S Haldane who spoke on the subject of “The Next 10,000 Years”.

The 200th (and Wolstenholme’s final) Ciba Foundation Symposium, “Brain and Mind”, was held in 1978, and drew together neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, law and theology.

I would have loved to have been present at that one, I can imagine what took place.

His 30 years had seen many meetings focused on topics such as transplantation, genetics, embryogenesis, carcinogenesis and immunology. But his taste for the broader brush was also reflected in meetings on Man and Africa, Conflict in Society, Teamwork in World Health, Caste and Race, Health of Mankind and Civilisation and Science.

At all stages of Wolstenholme’s career his interests were international and idealistic.

  • In his later years he was able to fulfil a lifelong ambition to aid health service organisations in less developed countries. Action in International Medicine (known as AIM and founded in 1988) was an ambitious project into which he threw his prodigious energies, but one that in the end proved unable to muster the financial support for which he had hoped from his contacts worldwide.

It will have been because the Corporate Responsibility depts of those ever-giving big business whom Wolstenholme approached for dosh couldn’t see a substantial return for them.

He aided the development of many other organisations, including the Arthritis Research Campaign, the Renal Association and National Kidney Research Fund, the International Society for Endocrinology and the European Society for Clinical Investigation…

Sir William Asscher was the mover and shaker behind the Renal Association and the National Kidney Research Fund. See previous posts.

In 1981 Wolstenholme was one of the 43 victims of an outbreak of hepatitis at the annual ladies’ dinner of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries after the raspberry parfait was found to be infected with the virus. Several eminent members of the medical profession were laid low for six months after eating the Scottish raspberries which, it turned out, had been picked by casual labourers who had no lavatory facilities.

While this incident could be viewed as being an excellent example of natural justice, I wonder if someone helped it along a bit? I can imagine that Wolstenholme and his pals had shafted so many people that there would be more than a few sufficiently motivated to organise this. Wolstenholme was screwing over scientists, they’ll have known how to infect him and his posh ladies.

Wolstenholme was appointed a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur in 1959 and received the Star of Ethiopia in 1966. He was knighted in 1976. His endless reserves of energy and curiosity were equally matched by his generosity and good nature…

In April 1987, the month before Ollie Brooke’s appeal was heard by the Lord Chief Justice – and after I had made yet another formal complaint about Dafydd and the gang, April 1987 also being the month before I finished my MSc at Hammersmith, while unbeknown to me the people who ran my course were in collusion with Dafydd and the gang re screwing me job-wise – Gordon Wolstenholme interviewed Sir Douglas Black in the series of filmed interviews with Eminent Top Docs at Oxford Poly (now Oxford Brookes University).

Douglas Black was yet another person who held very senior roles and used his position to protect the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd et al. Black was a very culpable man, having been Professor of Medicine at the University of Manchester and physician at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, 1959-77, when Dafydd’s pals Hugh Freeman, Mervyn Susser, Kenneth Rawnsley et al were facilitating the ring in Greater Manchester. Douglas Black served as Chief Scientist at the DHSS, 1973-77.

  • The year after Black was appointed Chief Scientist at the DHSS, Dafydd’s mate Dr Bob Hobson, Mr Sex Abuse Ring Of The Maudsley, relocated to Manchester University to expand on business there. See post ‘The Mentor’.

During Black’s years at the DHSS, organised child abuse in the UK exploded; the Children Act 1975 resulted in the removal of hundreds of children from their families and their placements with gangs like those in north Wales, Islington, Lambeth etc. Black was appointed by Heath’s Gov’t, while Sir Keith Joseph was Secretary of State for the DHSS (see previous posts for the gen on Joseph). When Joseph was in that post, he also appointed Barbara Kahan as his social work adviser on children in care. Kahan had for years colluded with organised abuse and along with her husband Top Doc child psychiatrist Vladimir Kahan, facilitated the elite ring in Oxfordshire. See eg.’Always On The Side Of The Children’. Kahan remained as a Gov’t adviser for years after Heath left office, but then so did Douglas Black.

The summary provided of Wolstenholme’s interview with Black reads:

In this interview conducted by Sir Gordon Wolstenholme, Sir Douglas Black, President of the Royal College of Physicians from 1977 to 1983, discusses some aspects of medicine in Britain. He begins by reflecting on the state of the National Health Service almost forty years after its introduction, commenting on morale within the service following several reorganisations, and encouragement to the private health sector from government. The interview moves on to a discussion of the division of health service resources among regions, and Sir Douglas speaks of chairing a working group in the 1970s on inequalities in health, resulting in the publication of the Black report in 1980. He then talks of his time as Chief Scientist at the Department of Health and Social Security from 1973 to 1977, and the consequences for the Medical Research Council caused by changes in research policy and funding following the Rothschild report. Sir Douglas, who was a member of the BMA working party reporting on alternative therapy, then discusses with Sir Gordon Wolstenholme the rise in popularity of alternative and complementary medicine. There follows a discussion of risk assessment, including reference to the nuclear power industry.In the final part of the interview Sir Douglas mentions his work as chairman of the ethics committee of the Royal College of Physicians, and the interview concludes with a discussion of medical education and the role of the College in postgraduate training.

See previous posts for more info on Sir Douglas Black.

 

Sarah Boseley, who wrote ‘The Lancet’ obit for Gordon’s friend Baroness June, also pushed the boat out:

Few people are immortalised in a heraldic coat of arms. June Lloyd’s place in history, however, is confirmed in the shield of the UK’s Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health… Baroness Lloyd, as she became in 1997, was a remarkable woman who earned this compliment not only as one of the founders of the college, but also as one of the leading paediatricians of her day and a pioneering example to women in medicine.
“She is an example to us of what can be achieved and showed us that we should not accept that the higher roles are not for women, because they certainly are”, said Patricia Hamilton, the current—and first woman—president of the college, who knew Lloyd. “She was very much a role model for women. She was a doctor at a time when it was not so easy to be at the top of your profession as a woman.”
Now so many more women can preside over a Dept of Paediatrics which has been infiltrated by paedophiles, appoint one of the most serious offenders to a Chair and allow him to use the labs and offices of the dept as a repository for the child porn before he distributes it across Europe!
These days 60% of trainee paediatricians in the UK are women. But after Lloyd qualified in medicine at Bristol University, in 1951, she was advised that she should try a speciality that was less male-dominated and competitive than paediatrics.
So how exactly do you think that Baroness June made it to the top of the greasy pole among these difficult hostile men? By her long silences?
But she persevered and ended up at Birmingham University as research assistant to Otto Wolff, who became her friend and mentor….She became widely known as an authority on lipid disorders in children. In 1965, Lloyd became a senior lecturer at Great Ormond Street and the Institute of Child Health in London.
Someone let Jimmy Savile in and no matter what is now said, They Did Know, I was told about Savile molesting ‘young girls’ in 1988 by two medical researchers. They Definitely Did Know and furthermore there had been complaints…
In 1975, she became professor of child health at St George’s Hospital Medical School, establishing a new department of paediatrics.
In 1975, Dr Death’s use of a Private Member’s Bill ensured that the Children Act 1975 found its way onto the statute books. See post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.
In 1985, she returned to Great Ormond Street as Nuffield professor of child health. She won much recognition for her work and was active on the national stage…
She needed to be. Ollie was under investigation and there was also havoc breaking out in north Wales.
She was one of an influential group within the British Paediatric Association that believed it was time paediatricians had a college of their own….Aligned with Lloyd were Otto Wolff and Roy Meadow, who eventually became the first president. When the argument was won and the college was founded, there was little debate as to who would feature on the coat of arms. “She was key and institutional. She was highly respected and had a very good, considered judgement”, said Hamilton.
She was a Woman, not in possession of a penis and after Ollie, that sadly convinced the uninitiated that June was therefore not on board with Ollie and Chums…
Hamilton described Lloyd, famous for her flaming red hair,
Ooh it’s straight out of a bottle
as “feisty”—a word others also regularly use about her—and with a propensity not to tolerate fools gladly.
The biggest idiot of the lot was the first to point the finger…
She was also credited with supporting and mentoring many young paediatricians.
One word about Ollie and the many others and they’d be finished.
She is said to have been distant to many adults
Translate as ‘cold and deeply unpleasant’
but to have had a great rapport with children, although she did not marry and had no children of her own. In 1996, Lloyd suffered a sudden and serious stroke that left her disabled and without the power of speech. Although she took her seat in the House of Lords in 1998, she was unable to make much use of it. It was very sad, reflected Hamilton. Had she not been so incapacitated, Baroness Lloyd of Highbury would have continued to be the powerful and impassioned advocate for children’s health in the Lords that she had been all her life.
Patricia Hamilton is another Lady Doctor who worked in a senior capacity at St George’s and served as President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Patricia rocked up at St George’s in 1987, the year in which Ollie achieved early release. This is what appears on the Royal College of Paediatricians’ website about Patricia:
Dr Patricia Hamilton
Former RCPCH President

Start year of presidency: 2006

End year of presidency: 2009

My CV demonstrates the unplanned and unguided nature of a career in medicine in the 1970s. Like many of my contemporaries, opportunities presented themselves and one took a deep breath and went through doors that opened. There was not much time to decide, as each six month post meant applying for the next one almost immediately.  Usually each move was influenced by someone who inspired me; not by formal advice but by example. I trained in paediatrics in Bristol, Birmingham, London (UCH and GOS)

All the old favourites there then! Patricia will have noticed this man cluttering up GOSH:

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and Plymouth,

David Owen

and in all of these places I found true role-models among the consultants. I made a detour into Obstetrics in Nottingham, which set me up well for a Neonatal Fellowship in Vancouver. I learned there how to look after premature twins in a small plane taking off over a snowy runway (pilot’s comment: “we’ve only got one go at this”) and that a helicopter is not an easy place for evaluating clinical signs.

I have come to be very cynical about these tales of derring-do combined with life-saving heroics on the part of Top Doctors.

I had not really thought about my longer-term future, and it was not until I was at Great Ormond Street that I had to think about where I might go as a consultant.

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A job at St George’s, Tooting became vacant, and I wasappointed consultant and senior lecturer in neonatology in 1987.

St George’s was very well-known for its neonates unit, it was why so many women with high risk pregnancies booked in to deliver at St George’s. It had the reputation of being the best, or at least among the best, in London.

There I enjoyed teaching and the training and career guidance of junior doctors, who I found to be much more thoughtful about future life. They were more settled, not just in where they wanted to live, but also with partners and families to consider. This was very different from our peripatetic “training” and long hours of work with frequent night and weekend on-call rotas.

St George’s, like many hospitals at that time, was facing considerable management pressures and I added management roles to my clinical duties. One of my early tasks was to introduce annual appraisal to the consultant workforce – you may imagine how well that went down with the older generation! I became a Medical Director of the Hospital with particular remit of Children and Women’s services.

Patricia will have witnessed the unpleasantness and chaos that I witnessed when I worked at St George’s. If she was Medical Director a few years later, she’ll have presided over the Chamberlain-Pearce scandal. That was followed by another scandal involving Prof Stuart Campbell, who had been brought in after the Chamberlain-Pearce scandal to steady the ship. That was followed by Rashmi Varma, a St George’s fertility consultant, appearing before the GMC, accused of coercing NHS patients to donate their eggs to private patients…

One day Keith Dodd, then Honorary Secretary of the RCPCH, rang me up and asked me if I would be interested in working for the College – and so began my association with the RCPCH.  I became a member of various committees, then chair of a few, and then took some officer roles. I became Honorary Secretary and then Vice President for Training and Assessment and I was President from 2006 to 2009. It was an honour to be elected and I was proud to be paving the way for women in paediatrics by being the first woman President of the RCPCH.

Baroness June was robbed as we know, what with Roy Meadow coming along and bagging the prize, June’s only comfort being her featuring on the coat of arms. Thus it was Patricia who broke the glass ceiling in terms of being the first woman President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

My philosophy for the College was that we were best placed to improve healthcare for children and young people through providing the best recruitment, training and performance. I wanted strong partnerships with our fellow professionals and robust interactions with the Department of Health and other organisations. I planned to extend the concept of family-friendly care to the families of our young trainees and indeed our consultants. Hard work was already guaranteed, but I wanted the profession to be recognised as one that cared about its own young trainees and their families.

This sounds great, but what I witnessed at St George’s was an atmosphere of bullying, intimidation and conflict. A few years later, Brown got talking to a Top Doctor whom he met at a friend’s wedding and they told him that they had worked at St George’s as a junior doc, for Chamberlain’s team and it was not a nice experience. Her perception was that she was treated badly because she was an Asian doc. I suspect that they just beat everyone with whatever stick was convenient. When I was a PhD student, I met a senior administrator/manager from St George’s at a conference and I let on that I had worked there years ago and that the Personnel Officer, Frank Ball, had been appalling when I approached him about being insulted and abused in the lab and the man at the conference responded with ‘Oh God, Chamberlain and that lot, they were a bunch of absolute bastards, completely out of control’.

Then, I reasoned, we could attract the brightest and best newly qualified doctors to join us in paediatrics and we could also retain them. I consider the main achievement during my Presidency was the acquisition and design of our new College building.

Professor Martin Roth of the Royal College of Psychiatrists finest hour was the negotiation of the loan from Marks and Spencer to buy the grandiose building in Belgravia – which the Royal College could not afford and had to later move out of anyway – while Dafydd, Gwynne et al ran riot. See post ‘The Newcastle-upon-Tyne Connection’.

The decisions to move from Hallam Street, not to buy the adjacent GMC premises and to pay a considerable sum of money for the new College, were made after much discussion and agonising. It cost me many sleepless nights, but I believe the new building encapsulates and furthers our aims, and strengthens the influence of the College.

As President I represented the RCPCH in many fora, including the European Academy of Paediatrics of which I was President from 2009 until 2011.

Following my term as RCPCH President I was appointed to the Department of Health as Director of Medical Education (England).

We set up Medical Education for England (MEE), which addressed the issues of recruitment and training for all disciplines of medicine. The challenges of the European working-time directive had to be tackled to ensure that proper working hours did not compromise the quality of training or the service. In addition we started to rationalise recruitment and selection to regulate the numbers of applicants applying for the appropriate number of posts across all specialities. So now in retirement I have tried to both look back to summarise a paediatric career as I saw it and try to remember how it was to be looking forward.

 

Sarah Boseley, the writer of the lies about Patricia’s mate Baroness June which appeared in ‘The Guardian’, is the Health Editor of ‘the Guardian’. So she’s responsible for the acres of misleading reporting and the notable silence with regard to those we know and love.

Sarah, do you know what Ollie Brooke and the other pals of the Inspirational Baroness June actually did???

Baroness June features on the Royal College of Physicians website as an example of, you’ve guessed it, part of the ‘Women In Medicine’ project, which ‘showcases a number of today’s leading female clinicians and the women from the history of medicine who have inspired them’. Professor Neena Modi was Inspired by paedophiles’ friend and international trafficker’s career-builder Baroness June. Here’s Professor Neena, holding a photo of her Role Model and Inspiration:

Professor Neena Modi holding a picture of Professor June Lloyd, Baroness Lloyd of Highbury

This nice pic was posted up on the Royal College’s website on 3 Oct 2017. By that time, word had got around that a blog had appeared on the web written by a woman in north Wales who had worked as a medical researcher in London and was dishing the dirt on the Top Docs.
Neena: You holding up pictures of Baroness June and banging on about Inspirational Role Models does not wipe out the reality of Oliver Brooke and his associates. Furthermore if any of you had any sense or integrity, your response to this blog would not have been ‘liar, liar, pants on fire’, it would be to think long and hard about how you allowed yourselves to be enlisted to support an international gang of paedophiles who had infiltrated your workplace.

Professor Neena Modi is a consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London and President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, one of only three women to hold that position.  

Oh please, give it a rest.

Neena qualified from the University of Edinburgh, completing her training at University College Hospital, London, and Liverpool University.

Max Rosenheim, Geoffrey Chamberlain, Dafydd etc, we get the picture Neena, you worked Among The Greats.

She heads a major neonatal research programme focused on the perinatal determinants of lifelong health, and led the development of the UK National Neonatal Research Database, of which she is the current director.

Professor Modi has made many contributions to children’s services, and has been at the forefront of reinvigorating the clinical research base of paediatrics and child health. During her career she has served, among many other roles, as president of the UK Neonatal Society, President of the Academic Paediatrics Association of Great Britain and Ireland, and Chair of The BMJ’s ethics committee.

Baroness June was remembered by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh when she turned her toes up and of course by the BMJ. The BMJ mentioned that the Baroness was ‘Petite, red haired, fiery, and formidable’. Could they not have given us her vital statistics and weight as well? The BMJ failed to supply a photo of Baroness June in swimwear a la Miss World, but they did publish one of her in ermines:

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The BMJ also provided a pic of that coat of arms. The petite, red-haired, fiery and formidable paedophiles’ friend is on the left:

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The Royal College of Physicians’ Lives Of The Fellows Online does of course provide an account of Baroness June’s life and career and gives a few details that do not appear elsewhere:

June Lloyd was a determined advocate for children’s health and was instrumental in the establishment of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)… Lloyd is depicted holding the staff of Aesculapius, but instead of a serpent it is intertwined with a double helix, representing DNA and the importance of science, of which Lloyd was a powerful proponent…

She was again told paediatrics was not for women, but, undaunted, she finally found a position in Birmingham, as a research assistant to Otto Wolff. Her friendship with him and his family was probably the most important of her life.

So it was Otto who gave this dreadful woman her big break. There will have been an interesting reason for that. Perhaps one related to Uganda.

In 1975 she was appointed to establish a new department of paediatrics at St George’s Hospital Medical School and, despite many inconveniences,

Including a flourishing ring of professional people involved with organised abuse

including clinical facilities located far away from the Portakabin housing the academic offices, the department flourished.

I wonder how?

Many of the young doctors she appointed have gone on to become professors and leaders in paediatrics.

It’ll be a matter of symbiotic relationships again a la all those who worked with Serious Abusers including Gwynne, Dafydd and William Sargant as well as Ollie. ‘Keep your mouth shut about this and you’ll Go Far. Once you have Gone Far, you will be obliged to never ever allow what happened to become public knowledge or you’ll be finished’.

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Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Lloyd also developed close associations with biochemists and geneticists, which enabled her research to flourish. In 1985 she returned to Great Ormond Street as Nuffield professor of child health. This second period at the Institute of Child Health was not as enjoyable as her first: she did not really fit well into the new, highly scientific atmosphere where laboratory science took precedence over clinical matters.

Surely the genius who prioritised science and appeared on a coat of arms alongside a symbolic representation of the DNA molecule would have thrived in such an atmosphere? Or was the Baroness one of those medics at St George’s whom the lab scientists loathed, because they were on huge salaries, did not understand the science but insisted on telling everyone what to do, how to do it and Chaired every fucking Committee? One reason why Malcolm Pearce and Patrick Vallance (see previous posts) got on better with the scientists than a lot of medics did at St George’s was that they could do the science, but they nonetheless still took their places among the pompous scrapping Top Docs and kept quiet about the wrongdoing and the blood on the carpet. Patrick Vallance hasn’t been recently appointed as the Gov’ts Chief Scientific Officer only because of his abilities in science. Or even because of his previous very senior position in R&D at GSK. Patrick was working at St George’s when Ollie was imprisoned, when Pearce and Chamberlain were up to no good and when that research assistant who had blown the whistle on Gwynne and Dafydd was bullied out of her job while Patrick was supposed to be assisting with her mentoring…

They all hated Thatch you know, really hated her, what with the Damage That She Did To The NHS…

Sabotage a research assistant’s lab equipment, refuse to help her when she reports that it has broken down, order her to work with broken equipment, then hit the fucking roof when she does so and refuse to supervise her anymore?

Whatever you say Thatch!!!

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[June] retired in 1992, but continued to work for the promotion of paediatrics and children’s health… in 1997, was made a life peer. When informed that she was to enter the House of Lords and that it was the best club in town, she said: ‘But I am not a clubbable person.’

People who are not clubbable famously find it difficult to thrive in medicine, because so much of it is about getting pissed on fine wines. But the Baroness compensated for her lack of clubbability by being a useful idiot sans male genitalia so above suspicion when Ollie was arrested.

Sadly, just before she was due to be introduced into the House of Lords, while she was chairing a meeting on alcohol at the CIBA Foundation, she suffered a massive stroke which left her very disabled and unable to speak. With the considerable help of Lords Walton and Kilpatrick, she did eventually take her seat in 1998, but her disability prevented her from playing an active role in Parliament.

Lord John Walton: Dafydd’s Big Mate from Newcastle, President of the GMC, 1982-89. Walton was President of the GMC when the GMC refused to investigate my complaint about Gwynne and then Tony Francis and then Dafydd. Lord Robert Kilpatrick: Greville’s Big Mate from Leicester. After John Walton had provided sterling service, Kilpatrick was headhunted by the GMC to be their President/Chair. Kilpatrick was in post when the Pearce-Chamberlain scandal blew up. Kilpatrick accepted the evidence from Chamberlain re Pearce’s guilt alone and how Chamberlain Knew Nuzzing.

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For many years [June] was civilian adviser to the Navy and took this responsibility very seriously, showing special concern for the dependent children of isolated service families. She would often tell colleagues that although the position of adviser was honorary, she was really an admiral. By this stage her brother, Philip, was a commander in the Royal Navy, and he took great pleasure in seeing both their names on the same Navy List.

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Lloyd had a fiery temper to match her red hair.

Hair dye has no known effect on temperament.

She had a steely eye, and attention to detail was impressed on all who worked for her, including the keeping of meticulous charts of every facet of any child who was a patient under her care.

How did she miss Ollie’s child porn library right there in the medical school, occupying several labs and offices?

She was much in demand for committee work, thanks to her thoroughness, conscientiousness and reliability.

And her willingness to collude with serious criminality.

Always accessible to colleagues, she was affectionately known as ‘Aunty June’ by staff.

That was almost certainly being used as an insult.

If she was concentrating on papers at her desk, it could take many minutes before a visitor at the open door could gain her attention.

I know this variety of person. You stand there respectfully not disturbing them, waiting for them to finish at their convenience. You know that they are aware that you are waiting but they are routinely as arsey as possible and deliberately keep you waiting ages, to emphasise that you are so unimportant that you can be ignored for a very long time. Those who excel at this will make a point of seeing other people who have arrived after you who are lower down in the pecking order than you, just to rub it in that you really are a piece of shit. It is a very transparent technique and one of many that used to leave me thinking ‘are you really so dim that you think that I haven’t seen through this charade? I am only not telling you how rude and vile you are because I am rather more polite than you. It is certainly not because I have any respect for you or that I have accepted your view of me you thick grandiose dipstick’.

She was probably most comfortable in the company of her younger male colleagues.

But she’s an Inspirational Role Model For Other Women!

She was good with children, although she did not find close personal contact easy.

So she wasn’t good with children. She was one of those Top Doctors who didn’t find close personal contact easy, so physical examinations were not a pleasant experience for the patients. Particularly for children, who wouldn’t understand that this Top Doc was uncomfortable with other people and it really wasn’t the kid’s fault that the Top Doc wasn’t doing this very well.

Despite her formidable public persona, she had a great sense of fun – which she kept for special occasions – and she was capable of great kindness.

Especially towards members of international paedophile rings who were in need of a job as a Professor of Paediatrics.

She was engaged to be married soon after qualifying as a doctor, but this was called off at a late hour and she did not marry.

Then she found Otto, so there was a happy ending.

She was survived by her brother Philip.

Sir Alan Craft was the person who wrote this guff for the Royal College of Physicians Lives Of The Fellows Online. Who is Sir Alan Craft? Well, considering that he felt able to write this about Baroness June, a pal of Ollie and the Ring, Sir Alan is one fun guy.

Sir Alan William Craft (born 6 July 1946 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne) has been Emeritus Professor of Child Health at Newcastle University since he retired in 2010. Craft was most notable for his work as one of the founders of the Children’s Cancer Study Group.

Craft began his clinical training at Newcastle Medical School in 1964, qualifying in 1969. He chose to enter paediatrics, becoming a pre-registration house offer at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. When a colleague at the Royal Victoria Infirmary went on maternity leave in the 1970s, Craft stood in to look after the children with leukaemia and it sparked an interest in children’s diseases and thus started his road to specialising in paediatric oncology. Craft then undertook an MRC Fellowship, working for a year at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, before returning to Newcastle.

Craft was appointed a consultant in 1978. His initial consultancy position was at North Tyneside General Hospital, where he worked in tandem with a part-time position at Royal Victoria Infirmary developing the new speciality of paediatric oncology. Sir Alan expanded the unit over the next 25 years into an oncology service for the north of England. In 1985, Craft also undertook training in rheumatology, when he returned to work full time at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. This led Craft to an interest in joint diseases in children and from that he established a paediatric rheumatology service. In 1993, Sir Alan was appointed to the Chair of Child Health and became responsible for the teaching of undergraduate medical students.

In Jan 2006, Craft was appointed by the Charles Clarke, Secretary of State to the new Post Graduate Medical Education and Training Board as the UK’s new regulator of postgraduate medical education. In 2006, Clarke was Home Secretary. Did he perhaps make Craft’s appointment at an earlier date when Clarke was still Secretary of State for the DES?

In 2006 the paedophiles’ friends of Bangor University and the NW Wales NHS Trust were doing all that they could to force Merfyn Jones, the VC of Bangor University out of his job, as a result of him, his wife and one of his friends challenging the gang. The last straw was Merfyn giving me a place to do a PhD and then a job in the University. Merfyn had enemies in high places, including in No 10. See previous posts eg. ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘The Point Is To Change It’.

At the same time as trying to force Merfyn out, the gang wanted one last gift on his watch: a medical school. The NHS was in such a bad state in north Wales that I used to think that a medical school would be a very good idea. Until it became clear to me that the paedophiles’ friends were going to ensure that they secured all the senior posts in the medical school, having already destroyed the region’s NHS. The paedophiles’ friends were even telling each other which jobs they would have ‘when Merfyn Jones gives us that medical school’, it was seriously weird. Merfyn wouldn’t make any noises of commitment -well who could blame him, just look at what that lot had done with three district general hospitals: the highest mortality in the UK and the hospitals were bankrupt – and so at one public meeting, paedophiles’ friend Iean Wyn Jones, then still the AM for Ynys Mon, confronted Merfyn in front of cameras etc and demanded a medical school.

‘Will ewe give us a medical school Prrrofessor Jones? Ewe know that the rregion is dessperate…’

Footnote: Ieuan was born in Denbigh, where his dad was a Minister. Iean trained as a lawyer at Liverpool Poly when the poly was run by Dafydd’s mates. Ieuan worked as a solicitor in practices which were fitting up the gang’s victims. Ieuan married a girl from Denbigh who worked as an Angel and who knew all about the abuse of kids and patients. Ieuan then spent years as the MP and then AM for Ynys Mon, where he supped with the gang and ignored serious complaints about them. See previous posts.

Give ’em a few more billion Ieaun and when they produce the most dangerous, dysfunctional joke of a medical school on the planet, blame it all on someone else as usual!

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The Gwerin didn’t get a whole medical school, the Fight For That Continues, but they did get The Clinical School, a postgrad training centre which was an off-shoot from Cardiff, led by one Dr Richard Tranter. Who imposed himself as my Top Doc, turned up to my office when I told him that I was fed up with all of them and wanted no more to do with them, wrote fiction on my medical records, told me to abandon a suicidal student whom I was supporting (who was one of Tranter’s patients), demanded to know which of my senior colleagues I was telling about the threats and harassment that I was receiving ‘because we know you’re talking to someone in the University and we want to know who it is’ and then prescribed me a combination of drugs which was neurotoxic and could have killed me had I taken them. As the NW Wales NHS Trust began to sink, Tranter than emigrated to New Zealand. See previous posts.

Charles Clarke knew all about those running The Clinical School and indeed the maniacs and fraudsters providing postgrad medical education in other HE institutions, including St George’s, because Charles Clarke ran the Windbag’s office back in the 1980s when the Windbag was Leader of the Labour Party.  See eg. ‘The Big Questions’. The Windbag who was friends with Tony Francis, who’s wife came from Ynys Mon and had parents who were Councillors and who knew Dafydd and the gang as well as those Councillors and politicians who had colluded with them for decades…

Lord Cledwyn, Labour MP for Anglesey/Ynys Mon, 1951-79, a big pal of the Windbag’s in-laws and the man who introduced the Windbag to Sunny Jim Callaghan:

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Between 2006-08, Alan Craft, along with Sue Killen, Chief Executive of St John Ambulance, undertook a major review of palliative care services for children in England for the Secretary of State, eventually producing a report titled Palliative Care for Children and Young People in England.

Craft has a large number of professional memberships, both local and international. From 2004 to 2007, he was Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. In the 1990s Alan Craft had various roles in the British Paediatric Association before becoming Vice President, 1998-2003 and then President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health until 2006.

Craft was Chairman of the UK Children’s Cancer Study Group, 1992-94 and Chairman of the MRC Bone Sarcoma Committee, 1989-96. He was a member of the MRC Cancer Therapy Committee 1989-96 and of the Management Board of the UK Case Control Study of Childhood Cancer from 1992 onward and Honorary President of ‘Together for Short Lives’. Internationally, Craft was President of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology, 1999-2005.

Craft established the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund in 1978.

Craft was a Boy Scout when he was young and in 2009 he was appointed as Chairman of the UK Scout Association. Craft is currently the County Chairman of the Northumberland Scouts. 

Great Scouts In History:

Bear’s dad is the former Tory MP Sir Michael Grylls, who was named in the Ian Greer cash for questions lobbying scandal, along with Neil Hamilton. Sir Peter Morrison was also involved, but because Morrison had left the Commons by the time that the scandal received media attention, the spotlight was not shone upon Morrison.

Sir Alan Craft is married to Lady Anne Craft, a children’s Angel.

 

Previous posts eg. ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’ discussed how Cynthia Payne’s world famous brothel in Ambleside Avenue, Streatham (just down the road from St George’s), in which elderly men in positions of influence famously exchanged luncheon vouchers for sex, was a hub for the Westminster Paedophile Ring. The girls in the brothel when the police raided may well have all been consenting adults, but what was never stressed among the ribald humour and hilarity was that people who had sexual interests in people who were not consenting adults could meet other very helpful people at Mrs Payne’s place, including lawyers, judges and senior police officers, who could help them out of a tight spot. The well-publicised police raids of Cynthia’s brothel also found Top Docs from St George’s enjoying themselves in there, but that did not appear in any media reports or was not referred to during the trials. The world heard about the vicars, the peers of the realm, the solicitors, the MPs – although their identities were not revealed – but no-one was told that the Top Docs of St George’s were popping off down to the brothel. The St George’s which employed Top Docs who were facilitating a sex trafficking/paedophile ring.

Cynthia Payne first came to national attention in 1978 when police raided her home at Ambleside Avenue and found a sex party in progress. When the case came to trial in 1980, Payne was sentenced to 18 months in prison, reduced to a fine and six months on appeal. She served four months in Holloway. In 1986, the police raided Payne’s home again, this time during a “special party” that she was hosting after the completion of the shooting of the film of her life. Cynthia was subsequently acquitted at the resulting court case in Feb 1987, causing headlines once more.

Cynthia’s acquittal in 1987 was not because anyone had ‘seen sense’ after the fiasco when she was raided in 1978 which had resulted in a great deal of sympathy for her, Cynthia having been jailed, yet the old boys in the brothel being afforded total protection and anonymity. By the time that Cynthia was raided in 1986, she was famous, a cult figure and the whole business of Madam Cyn and the brothel was a national joke of a saucy postcard type. I can understand that; everyone thought that it was a nothing more than a load of elderly posh men with interesting sexual tastes looking a little foolish by having to pay young women for sex. However that brothel was one of the hubs in which the traffickers of the Westminster Paedophile Ring hung out, so no-one was going to jail Cynthia again after the 1986 raid. Ollie had been caught by then and his colleagues and co-criminals were seriously worried and reinforcements were pouring in from all directions. Factions of the police were moving in on the ring, Mary Wynch’s case had shone a spotlight on the very serious criminality that Dafydd et al were involved with and Alison Taylor, I and Brown would not shut up about equally serious criminality on the part of the same group of people. We didn’t know him at the time, but F too was making a fuss about the corruption of the North Wales Police and what was happening to kids in care. My post ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’ discusses some of the events of 1986 and 1987.

In the mid-late 1980s the Civil Service mandarins in the highest positions at the DHSS and the Home Office were involved with organised abuse and serious crime; they were so unsuitable for those positions that a conspiracy of terrifying proportions at the highest level was the only explanation. These were the mandarins who were mates with Jimmy Savile and had a meal with him at the Athenaeum, where they discussed the offer of the job as General Manager of Broadmoor and then had a drink and a chat with his mate Alan Franey, who subsequently became CEO of Broadmoor. See posts ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’, ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’ and ‘The Old Devils’. No-one serious about running the NHS mental health services would ever have done any of it.

It was in 1986-87 that Baroness Jean Trumpington, Thatch’s junior Health Minister decided that Mr Savile was needed to manage Broadmoor. He was in post at some point during 1987.

Cynthia was acquitted of all nine charges of controlling prostitutes on Feb 11 1987. The courtroom burst into applause after the decision of the jury – of eight men and four women – was announced after just over five hours of deliberation. The 13 day trial was presided over by Judge Brian Pryor QC. During proceedings at the Inner London Crown Court, Judge Pryor told the court: “You must be sure that the particular woman was acting as a prostitute and that that particular girl’s movements were influenced one way or another by Mrs Payne.” Pryor ordered defence costs – in a trial costing £117,000 – to be paid from central funds and Mrs Payne’ s £5,000 legal aid costs to be reimbursed. Mrs Payne emerged from the court beaming with smiles as she was mobbed by a crowd of 100 media and well-wishers. The Conservative MP Geoffrey Dickens said: “It seems astounding that all this public money should be poured into bringing these charges.”

Geoffrey Dickens was the one MP who outed the Westminster Paedophile Ring in Parliament during the 1980s. He was widely criticised and mocked for it and was subsequently characterised as a thick Yorkshire red-neck. Geoffrey Dickens alleged that children were being used for porn and sex work and that another arm of the business was class A drugs. Geoffrey Dickens had found out about the empire run by Dafydd’s gang and Ollie and his mates. No-one would pay any attention to Dickens and the dossier of names and details that he handed to Leon Brittan, the Home Secretary, was then lost by Brittan. Greville Janner accused Dickens of anti-semitism. Numerous other Home Office files relating to the allegations re the Westminster Paedophile Ring have gone missing.

When Geoffrey Dickens made it public that he had been told that his name was on a hit list for assassination, he was mocked once more. By the very same people who wet themselves every time that someone like me contacted them and told them what had happened to me. One thing that was not widely known about Dickens was that he’d won an award for bravery after he single-handedly saved two boys and a man from drowning.

Geoffrey Dickens died in May 1995, two months before Geraint Morgan QC, Bing Spear and Peter Morrison died and two months after Viv Stanshall died.

Because the security services themselves were protecting the Westminster Paedophile Ring as well as Dafydd’s gang, it is difficult to speculate over exactly what happened with regard to Cynthia’s Feb 1987 trial; as in the case of Jeremy Thorpe’s 1979 trial, the simple interpretation is that it was rigged, on the part of the jury or judge or barristers or indeed on the part of everyone. However, because there were elements of the police and security services who were trying to close in on the ring by 1986 and there was Resistance among other factions of the same organisations, matters could be more complex. I’m wondering if perhaps the whole thing was a put-up job. If the police really wanted to bring charges of brothel keeping, they wouldn’t have raided on that particular occasion. The raid and the subsequent trial simply confirmed Cynthia Payne’s status as a national treasure and events at Ambleside Avenue as harmless fun. Whoever was going to believe that the most horrific things were happening in north Wales, that it was Top Docs who were leading the crime and it was directly linked to serious organised crime in London and overseas?

Cynthia did really well out of that 1987 trial.

Now here’s a weird thing. Previous posts have explained that as well as other forged documentation with regard to me, I have copies of documentation completed and signed by a Top Doc of whom I have never heard stating that I was discharged from the North Wales Hospital Denbigh in February 1987, at the time of Cynthia’s trial and that this Top Doc, on the day of my discharge, diagnosed me with Paranoid Schizophrenia. I was not in the North Wales Hospital at the time, I returned to London in mid-January. The North Wales Hospital knew this, because as described previously, one day, with no warning at all, Dafydd and the Angels arrived on the ward, told me that I was being discharged and I was driven to a train station by two Angels and physically put on a train to London. I was told to ‘shut your mouth about DA’ and never to come back to north Wales again, or I would be arrested and imprisoned in Risley. Clwyd Health Authority even paid for my train ticket. Immediately before I was driven to the train station, Dafydd told me that he was ringing Haringey Social Services to tell them that I was being sent back to their area. This was not a referral for aftercare, I received no ‘aftercare’ and I heard nothing from Haringey Social Services. However back in London, I received death threats, as did my friends with whom I had stayed in Bethnal Green, before I moved to Harringay.

Had my dead body been found in London, just before Cynthia had been acquitted, it would never have been identified, because according to the records, I was sitting in a locked ward of the North Wales Hospital with Paranoid Schizophrenia.

This is just some of the evidence that numerous Top Docs, lawyers and judges, as well as Theo Huckle QC, the Counsel General for Wales (see post ‘Theo Huckle QC’), read and ignored.

    Theo is a member of Lincoln’s Inn, as are Cherie and Miranda. He works in Doughty Street Chambers, as does George Clooney’s wife Amal and St Helena Kennedy.

 

Immediately after the Feb 1987 trial, Cynthia made headlines for several weeks with lurid tales, some details of which she aired in 1987 on the Dame Edna Experience, a TV series produced by LWT, with co-guests Sir John Mills and Rudolf Nureyev. Cynthia also launched her book on the programme, Entertaining at Home. Peter Mandelson worked for LWT and in 1987 was desperately trying to make the Windbag electable by June. The court case ended Payne’s career as a party giver, but that didn’t matter; she had a far bigger career and more importantly the Westminster Paedophile Ring remained 100% obscured by the jokes…

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On the Dame Edna programme, Payne expressed an interest in becoming an MP in order to change Britain’s sex laws. She stood for Parliament as a candidate for the Payne and Pleasure Party in the Kensington by-election in July 1988 and followed that by standing in her own area of Streatham for the Rainbow Dream Ticket in the 1992 General Election. She did not gain a Parliamentary seat.

Two films based on Cynthia’s life were both released in 1987: ‘Wish You Were Here’, about her adolescence, with Emily Lloyd in the lead role and ‘Personal Services’ about her adult life, starring Julie Walters. Both were written (and Wish You Were Here was directed) by David Leland.

Emily Lloyd went through a very bad time when she was early adulthood after being diagnosed with serious mental health problems, although she has recently been doing much better. Julie Walters is a member of that cohort of actors who knew about the trafficking and sexual exploitation of kids in care and vulnerable people but remained silent.

Payne made appearances as an after-dinner speaker and launched a range of “adult” services and products in 2006. Payne died on 15 November 2015, aged 82.

For quite some time Cynthia Payne cohabited at Ambleside Avenue with Screaming Lord Sutch. They weren’t partners, they were just friends, but David Sutch shared the house with Cynthia. David knew many of the identities of those who had frequented that brothel, he had further info about them as well and he will have known where the girls who staffed the brothel were coming from. David Sutch was found hanging dead on 16 June 1999, seven months before the publication of the Waterhouse Report. See previous posts. It was presumed that David Sutch had killed himself, in the way that all the deaths by hanging in north Wales were attributed to suicide, even the deaths of people who had hung themselves in places and ways that would have been unusual or difficult for someone committing suicide.

David Sutch had been seriously depressed which was why so few questions were asked about his death. He had been under the care of Top Doctors and I think that it was the Top Docs based at St George’s/Springfield. I witnessed them in action, the neglect of patients equalled that prevailing in north Wales, it was truly impressive, they really did not work too hard to keep desperate people alive.

1999 was one of those years of Peak Witness Deaths, like 1994 and 1995. Ioan Bowen Rees, who had been Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council while the paedophile gang raged within the Council’s homes, died on May 4 1999.

Rudolf Nureyev, who starred with Cynthia on the Dame Edna show, died from an HIV related condition in Jan 1993. Nureyev had been a very promiscuous gay man and had frequented the notorious bath houses a great deal. When AIDS appeared in the news around 1982, Nureyev took little notice. He tested positive for HIV in 1984, but for several years he denied that anything was wrong with his health. Nureyev began a marked decline in the summer of 1991 and entered the final phase of the disease in the spring of 1992. In March 1992, living with advanced AIDS, Nureyev visited Kazan and appeared as a conductor in front of the audience at Musa Cälil Tatar Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. Returning to Paris with a high fever, he was admitted to the hospital Notre Dame du Perpétuel Secours in a suburb northwest of Paris, and was operated on for pericarditis. He made a recovery but in July 1992, Nureyev showed renewed signs of pericarditis; he determined to forswear further treatment. His last public appearance was on 8 October 1992, at the premiere at Palais Garnier. Nureyev re-entered the hospital Notre Dame du Perpétuel Secours in Levallois-Perret on 20 November 1992 and remained there until his death from AIDS complications at age 54 on 6 January 1993.

Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon, who was known to be sexually abusing at least one boy in the care of the social services in north Wales, died from an HIV-related condition in 1993. His father Lord Kenyon also died in the early months of 1993, close in date to Thomas. Lord Kenyon had been President of UCNW, Chairman of Clwyd Health Authority, a JP, the most senior Freemason in north Wales, a member of the North Wales Police Authority and much more. See previous posts. Days after both Kenyons were dead, I was arrested on the basis of the perjury of Jackie Brandt, a Gwynedd social worker; Brandt had made a police statement claiming that I had screamed and shouted at her in Safeways, such that she thought that a violent assault from me was imminent. At my trial Brandt cried in the witness box and admitted that I had said nothing to her at all and had not threatened her in any way. I was found guilty for looking at her and thus causing her alarm and distress and had to pay £60. There was no investigation into why Brandt had perjured herself or into why it was then documented upon my medical records that I had ‘stormed out of the Court swearing’ after the case, when I had remained sitting in the Court in full view of numerous people, laughing with F at the farce of it all.

 

The judge who presided over Cynthia Payne’s 1987 trial, Bryan Pryor, presided over another highly publicised sex trial in Jan 1996, when music teacher Valerie Short, 41, was accused of giving sexual favours to under-age boys at a youth orchestra. Short was alleged to have taken part in one-to-one and group sexual encounters at parties attended by members of a London college youth orchestra which she helped run. Prosecutor Miranda Moore said: “This teacher made herself available to boys of 13, 14 and 15 for sexual favours. It was widely known amongst the youngsters she mixed with.”

Judge Brian Pryor QC said: “The evidence discloses a prima facae case of sexual activities by the defendant with these young boys, quite advanced sexual activities in some instances, going on over a period of time when the defendant was a teacher – one of those helping to run the youth orchestra with quasi-parental responsibilities. But at the end of two days of legal argument at Woolwich Crown Court in south-east London, he stayed the case, saying it would be grossly unfair to go ahead because the alleged incidents took place between 10 and 12 years ago and valuable defence evidence would have been lost.
Pryor said Ms Short’s alleged victims appeared to have been willing participants and there was no evidence that they had suffered psychological or emotional damage. “This isn’t a case where the victims have suffered in silence for years and years before being able to reveal the dreadful truth,” he added. Ms Short, of Blackheath, south-east London, was charged with five counts of indecent assault involving boys aged between 13 and 15 after a former victim contacted police last year. She was suspended from her post as music teacher at the John Roan school, Blackheath, pending the trial.

One of the alleged victims, who cannot be named for legal reasons, described one encounter with Ms Short when he was 15 after a violin lesson at her house. Miss Moore read a statement from the boy in which he described how sexual contact between himself and Ms Short took place in the teacher’s bedroom. Defence counsel Louis French read from the same boy’s evidence alleging that Ms Short had had sex with several boys at a party. But the boy had told police: “Nothing happened that I was coerced into. I did it because I wanted to. I took advantage of it.”

Judge Pryor concluded: “There’s a real danger that because of the delay, valuable evidence supporting the defendant’s case or weakening the prosecution case may well have been lost. In all the circumstances …it would be grossly unjust for the case now to be pursued against her.”

Brian Pryor’s decision is quite extraordinary. Even if the boys who gave evidence were not coerced and suffered no emotional damage, Valerie Short should absolutely not have done this; there is no ‘grey area’ involved, this was way beyond any acceptable conduct for any adult teacher. The obvious concern that arises is ‘she may well have done something that was far more distressing to boys who did not come forward’, but even if she didn’t, teachers are not supposed to have sex with their pupils and Valerie Short will have known that. Indeed, no adult woman should have sex with boys of 13, 14 and 15. Brian Pryor’s comments suggest that he is unable to identify sexually predatory conduct even at its most obvious.

Pryor stopped the case against Valerie Short on Jan 24 1996. Some three weeks after the Waterhouse Report opened. In Jan 1996, Patient F and I were acquitted after the gang mounted yet another prosecution against us, on the basis of the perjury of a CPN, Bridget Lloyd. Tony Francis had prepared a Court Report before the trial had taken place for WHEN we were found guilty, stating that I should be sent to a secure psychiatric unit. After the trial, there was a flat refusal to apologise to us and there were no questions asked by anyone about the perjury of Lloyd and the extraordinary report that Francis had prepared. See previous posts.

In Sept 1999, Brian Pryor presided over another trial and made a decision for which he became notorious. Clifford Norris, the brother of David Norris, one of the suspects in the 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence, was due to be retried for allegedly assaulting Gatri Hassan, an Asian taxi driver, in south-east London in November 1998. Mr Hassan claimed that Mr Norris attacked him with a knife after he complained about his driving. In May 1999 a jury found Mr Norris not guilty of possessing an offensive weapon but could not reach a verdict on whether he had unlawfully wounded Mr Hassan, who needed hospital treatment. Judge Brian Pryor QC, sitting at Woolwich Crown Court, told Mr Norris that he was free to leave after deciding that it might be “unfair” for him to face another trial on the charge.

At his original trial Mr Norris said his brother David, 22, had borrowed his car on the night in question and that he had been with a girlfriend at the time of the attack. Judge Pryor highlighted the publicity that surrounded the case because of Mr Norris’s family. Not only was his brother a suspect in the Lawrence case but his father, also called Clifford, was serving a jail sentence for drug offences at the time of the last trial. “This notoriety could have a contaminating and prejudicial effect on the defendant’s case,” he said.

The judge also said that although the victim had picked out Mr Norris from an identity parade a few days after the attack, having studied pictures of David and Clifford he could see a family likeness that could give rise to an “honest” error with identification on the part of Mr Hassan. There was also a danger that a jury might be prejudiced by the relationship between Clifford and David because of pre-trial publicity.

Mr Norris smiled when the ruling was made yesterday. He said after the case: “I was innocent and the verdict is right. Justice always prevails.”
The London Hospital serves Tower Hamlets, where Dafydd’s partner gang operated for many years. My post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ discusses how Social Feminist Top Doc Wendy Savage, who has spent virtually her entire career at the London Hospital, knew about the gang and simply performed repeated abortions – in some cases 16 or 17 abortions or more – on her patients, who were victims of that gang. I gained the impression from something that Dafydd said to me in 1987 that he knew Wendy Savage… Wendy Savage’s work at the London Hospital dates back to 1960. Le Fanu will have studied under her when he was training. Wendy Savage was a friend of Geoffrey Chamberlain’s. Lord Robert Winston also trained at the London Hospital. Lord Bob knew Chamberlain and was on good terms with him as well. See previous posts.
James Le Fanu is married to Juliet Annan. Juliet’s dad has featured in previous posts; he was Lord Noel Annan, Provost of King’s College, Cambridge, 1956–66, Provost of UCL, 1966–78 and Vice-Chancellor of London University, 1978-81. Noel Annan knew about the criminality, the research fraud and the Top Docs facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring via the London teaching hospitals. Noel was one of the members of the security services who interpreted his duty to Queen and country to cover it all up.

Annan was educated at St. Winnifred’s School, Seaford in East Sussex and Stowe School. At Stowe, Annan was head of Temple House and Editor of the school newspaper The Stoic. Peregrine Worsthorne who spent most of his career on the Sunday Telegraph, as a journo, then Assistant Editor, then Editor, went to Stowe School, where he claims that he had a sexual relationship with George Melly. When George Melly stayed in Bangor after performing at Theatre Gwynedd, he offered to pay an underaged boy to have sex with him. The boy told F and F was rash enough to raise his concerns about Melly. Wendy Savage was married to a Jazz musician. Ronnie Scott’s was a popular venue for the Top Docs of St George’s. In the 1960s, Dannie Abse had been the organiser of the Poetry and Jazz events. See post ‘O Jones, O Jones’.

Worsthorne is married to Lucinda Lambton, who’s dad Lord Lambton was the Tory Minister in Heath’s Gov’t who was caught in the call girls and joints in bed scandal. Lord Lambton’s family seat was in Durham and he very likely possesed detailed knowledge of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd’s partner gang in the North East, even if he was restricting his own attentions to consenting adults. See previous posts.

Noel Annan went up to King’s College, Cambridge in 1935, where he read History, then continued for a fourth year to read Law. While at King’s, he was recruited into the Cambridge Apostles, whose members included the double agents Guy Burgess and Michael Straight. See previous posts. Eric Hobsbawm was an Apostle who was studying at King’s at the time. Hobsbawm had a second home at Croesor for years and was mates with the Welsh Bloomsbury Set. See post ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’.

Hobsbawm, although a member of the Communist Party, supported the Windbag’s efforts to become PM. Hobsbawm’s daughter, when she grew up, established a PR company with Sarah Macaulay, who later married Gordon Brown. Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications worked for the Labour Party from 1993 onward. Sarah Brown studied psychology at Bristol University at the same time as Sarah Jenkins, the daughter of Sheila Jenkins, a Gwynedd social worker who was a colleague of Jackie Brandt and a particularly abusive member of the gang. See previous posts. Sarah Jenkins’ dad David Jenkins was a Prof at UCNW. Dafydd ruled the roost in the Dept of Psychology at UCNW until approx 1987, when he was overthrown by Prof Fergus Lowe who used his knowledge of Dafydd and his crimes to build his own equally toxic empire. See ‘Feet In Chains’.

 

In January 1941 Annan was commissioned in the Intelligence Corps and posted to MI14, a Department of the War Office. In 1942, he was posted to the Joint Intelligence Staff in the War Cabinet Office which was located with Churchill in his bunker. In 1944, Annan was transferred to Paris to become the French liaison officer with British military intelligence, later becoming a senior officer in the political division of the British Control Commission in Germany. Annan returned to King’s in 1946. In June 1950, he married the author and critic Gabriele Ullstein and they had two daughters, Lucy and Juliet.

Gabriele Annan was an author, literary and film critic. She was educated at a progressive boarding school in England and studied modern languages at Newnham College, Cambridge. After WW II, Gabriele was a member of the Cambridge Ladies ski team, shared a London flat with Mary Blewett and worked in advertising. Blewett and Annan remained lifelong friends. Mary H. Blewett is Professor Emerita of History at the University of Massachusettes Lowell, having retired in 2002 after 36 years. She also lectured for twenty years at various museums and historical societies in Massachusetts.

Gabriele Annan wrote literary criticism for ‘The Spectator’ and ‘The New York Review of Books’. She was an early advocate for the work of Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan and Alan Hollinghurst. She was a film critic for The Spectator and the Sunday Telegraph until 1987.

Noel Annan acted as a Trustee of the British Museum, 1963–80 and of the National Gallery, 1978–85. Sir Frederic Kenyon, a relative of Lord Kenyon, was the Director of the British Museum. Sir Frederic’s daughter Dame Kathleen Kenyon was a well-known archaeologist and influential academic, including in London and Oxford Universities. In later life Dame Kathleen moved to live near Wrexham, during the 1970s, when Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon was known to be abusing the boy in care. See previous posts. Noel Annan also Chaired the Annan Committee aka the Royal Commission on Broadcasting, which concluded in 1977.

Gabriele Annan died of heart failure in Nov 2013 in her flat at Eaton Square:

Eaton Square is a residential garden square in Belgravia. The Duke of Westminster owns most of Belgravia and his forebears built that parts of Belgravia that he doesn’t own. The 6th Duke, Gerald Grosvenor, was a friend of Carlo, owned an estate in Cheshire to which boys from Bryn Estyn were taken for work experience and refused to return and was Patron/President/Trustee of a number of charidees with which Dafydd and the gang were involved. Gerald was President of the City of Chester Conservative Association when Sir Peter Morrison was the constituency MP. See previous posts.
After St George’s Hospital relocated from its Hyde Park Corner site in Knightsbridge to Tooting in 1980, Gerald Grosvenor demanded that Thatch return to Hyde Park Corner site to him, although it was owned by the NHS, on the grounds that his ancestors had donated the land some two centuries previously. An agreement was made whereby the Duke was allowed to purchase the Hyde Park site for £6000. It was worth an enormous amount of money and is now the Lanesborough Hotel, one of the finest hotels in London:
Main Entrance of Lanesborough hotel in London - LONDON / ENGLAND - DECEMBER 6, 2017 - Stock Image

Since I began this blog, I have been told that the Bobby Dazzler central to the negotiations between the Duke and Thatch was, er, me! Yes, the order went out that I had to be shafted in every way possible because I had managed to accumulate some qualifications and I was Very Plausible. Of course I was, I’d met the lobotomist of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, you don’t forget that in a hurry and then I was surrounded by mad Top Doctors yelling threats at me.

It’s OK Gwerin, my work has always been so much better than yours that you had to plagiarise it and now my blog has a bigger readership than anything than any of you have ever published. How does it feel to be this crap? I could even be in the Lanesborough at present for all you know, unlike you I’ve never plastered my mug all over the internet publications etc, so it’s not as if anyone would recognise me if I was kipping in there.
Noel’s daughter Lucy Annan is an architect, like Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and the network of architects linked to Richard Crossman and the Westminster Paedophile Ring as discussed in my post ‘An Error Of Judgement?’. Lucy is listed as a Director of the following companies.
THE ARCHITECTURE STUDIO LIMITED Dissolved – no longer trading Director 2000-04-01 UNTIL 2002-02-01 RESIGNED
THE STOCKWELL PARTNERSHIP LIMITED Active Director 2000-03-15 CURRENT

Lucy Annan married fellow architect Spencer de Grey.

Spencer Thomas de Grey
Born 1944 (age 74–75)
Occupation Architect
Practice Foster Associates

Spencer Thomas de Grey was born in 1944 in Farnham, Surrey. Patient F was born and brought up in Surrey and went to Farnham Art College. de Grey studied architecture at Cambridge University under Sir Leslie Martin. On graduation in 1969, de Grey worked for the London Borough of Merton on one of the first middle schools in the UK. He became a registered architect in 1969 and a chartered architect in 1993.

de Grey joined Foster Associates in 1973, continuing his work in education on the Palmerston Special School in Liverpool. He then worked on the Hammersmith Centre before, in 1979, setting up Foster Associates’ office in Hong Kong to build the Hong Kong and Shanghai bank. In 1981 de Grey returned to London to become the Director in charge of Stansted Airport, which he saw through to completion in 1991. During this period, he was also responsible for the Sackler Galleries at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

de Grey was made a partner at Foster Associates in 1991 and since then he has overseen a wide range of projects, including Cambridge Law Faculty, the Commerzbank Headquarters in Frankfurt, the Great Court at the British Museum, the Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, the World Squares for All masterplan together with the implementation of its first phase at Trafalgar Square, the redevelopment of Dresden Station, The Sage Gateshead (Music Centre), HM Treasury in Whitehall and nine City Academy schools in the UK.

de Grey is responsible for a number of projects in the USA including the masterplan and first phase of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Avery Fisher Hall at New York’s Lincoln Centre and the competition winning scheme for the National Portrait Gallery courtyard at the Smithsonian, Washington DC.

In May 2007, Foster + Partners restructured with external investor 3i and the new executive board included Lord Foster as Chairman, Mouzhan Majidi as Chief Executive and original shareholders Spencer de Grey and David Nelson as Heads of Design.

The Lord Foster of Thames Bank and Spencer Thomas de Grey
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Spencer de Grey lectures widely, is an architectural adviser for the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, Chairman of the Building Centre Trust and was a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art’s Curating Contemporary Art course. He is Chairman of the Cambridge University School of Architecture Advisory Board and was elected Visiting Professor of Architecture from January 2010 until September 2011. de Grey was elected a Royal Academician in December 2008.

de Grey’s mentor Sir John Leslie Martin (17 August 1908 – 28 July 2000) was a leading advocate of the International Style. Martin’s most famous building is the Royal Festival Hall.

After studying at Manchester University, Leslie Martin taught at the University of Hull, which for many years concealed the big sex abuse ring in Yorkshire which was linked to the ring in north Wales. During WW II, Martin was assigned to the pre-nationalisation Railway companies to supervise re-building of bomb damaged regional rail stations. In this capacity Martin developed pre-fabricated designs to speed construction.

Following WW II Martin was made a Deputy Architect to the London County Council and in 1948 Hugh Casson selected him to lead the design team for the Royal Festival Hall, the most prestigious building project of the Festival of Britain. Sir Hugh Casson (see previous posts) was close to the Royal Family and taught Carlo how to paint in watercolours. Mandy’s granddad Herbert Morrison oversaw the Festival of Britain. Mandy’s granddad was a leading figure in the Labour Party at the same time as Richard Crossman, who was a member of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Harold Wilson who rearranged the furniture of Gov’t in order to conceal it.

In part in recognition of his achievement Martin was made Chief Architect of the LCC in 1953 and used his position to promote emerging younger architects. From 1956, Martin was made Head of the Architecture School at Cambridge University, where Colin St John Wilson was his assistant. Martin was Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford University, 1965-66.

Martin was involved initially with Patrick Hodgkinson in the Brunswick Centre in Bloomsbury, that was partially completed. The 1950s also saw the creation of the Loughborough Estate in Brixton, designed by Martin.

Martin with Colin St John Wilson completed a number of academic buildings, including halls of residence Harvey Court for Gonville and Caius College and the William Stone Building for Peterhouse as well as the St. Cross faculty libraries, St Cross Road, for Oxford University. Martin was also the masterplanner for Leicester University. One of his later projects was an extension to Kettle’s Yard Art Gallery to house the works of Dame Barbara Hepworth and others.

Martin and his wife, Sadie Speight, were responsible for the modernist house Brackenfell (Grade II listed) in Brampton, Cumbria.

 

Leslie Martin’s assistant, Sir Colin St John Wilson was the son of Henry Wilson, who became the Bishop of Chelmsford in 1929. Henry Wilson was known as the “Red Bishop” as a result of his sympathy for the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War. The Red Bishop will have known many others who also supported that cause he later became well-known people on the left who concealed/were members of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, as named and discussed in previous posts.

Colin Wilson was educated at Felsted School and Corpus Christie College, Cambridge. He served in the RNVR as a lieutenant in a Communication Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm in Europe during the Second World War and then India. Wilson was demobilised in 1946 and completed his studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, graduating as an architect in 1949.

Wilson married twice. First he married Muriel Lavender in 1955, but they were later divorced in 1971. Then he married the American-born architect Mary Jane Long, a founding partner of Long & Kentish architects, in 1972; with Long, Wilson has one son and one daughter. Long and Wilson often collaborated on design projects.

After graduating, Colin Wilson worked at the London County Council architects department, 1950-55, under the Directorship of Sir Leslie Martin. Wilson was involved with the Independent Group of artists at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London and he contributed to the seminal “This Is Tomorrow” exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1956. Wilson worked for a development company for a year before becoming a lecturer in architecture at Cambridge University in 1956, where Martin had been appointed Professor of Architecture. Wilson was a Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, 1962-71. He retired from teaching in 1969 to concentrate on his architectural practice.

Colin Wilson is best known for designing the current British Library building in London, begun in 1962 and finally completed – after a 35-year history of political wrangles, budget overspending and design problems – in 1997. The architecture of the building is influenced by several sources and was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize in 1998.

Wilson returned to Cambridge to become Professor of Architecture in 1975, stepping into shoes vacated by the early death of William Howell. He was a Fellow at Pembroke College, Cambridge from 1977 to his death in 2007. He retired in 1989, becoming a Professor Emeritus. Wilson became a Trustee of the Tate Gallery in 1974, and a Trustee of the National Gallery in 1977, retiring from both positions in 1980. He was a member of the RIBA and the Royal Academy. Colin Wilson was knighted in 1998 for services to architecture and was an Honorary Fellow at Churchill College, 1998-2007. He was a visiting Professor at Yale four times (1960, 1964, 1983 and 2000) and at MIT from 1970 to 1972.

More recently, Wilson and Long & Kentish designed the new wing of Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, England, which opened in June 2006. It was shortlisted for RIBA awards in 2007, and won the 2007 Gulbenkian Prize. Wilson also donated his share of his collection of over 400 works of art to the gallery (owned jointly with his second wife). His collection, worth £5m, included works including those by Peter Blake, Lucian Freud and Walter Sickert. Many of the works were acquired directly from the artists, who were friends of Wilson: indeed, he designed homes for several.

An extension to the British Library opened in 2007, shortly before Colin Wilson’s death. Wilson was survived by his second wife and their son and daughter.

See previous posts for details of the huge civic corruption involving Gov’t Ministers and others with links to the Westminster Paedophile Ring and architects, town planners and local authorities, including that which resulted in the Poulson scandal and the jailing of John Poulson, T. Dan Smith and Andy Cunningham. The trials of Poulson, Smith and Cunningham barely scratched the surface of what had happened because nothing which touched on the Westminster Paedophile Ring was investigated…

James Le Fanu’s wife Juliet is a publisher who served as a Director of Penguin Books Ltd, 1997-05. Juliet is at present Publishing Director of Fig Tree and she explains that ‘For Fig Tree, I publish well-written, entertaining and occasionally provocative books that tap into the zeitgeist both in literary and commercial fiction, art history, memoirs and cookery. I publish authors including Zoë Heller, M.J. Carter and Meera Sodha’.
One of James Le Fanu’s own books is entitled Too Many Pills: How too much medicine is endangering our health and what we can do about it. There are indeed too many Pills, far too many of them:
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There is a You Tube clip available of James Le Fanu in which he chats about medicine, including spinal problems; the clip is called ‘Developing A Spine’. How about trying it Dr Le Fanu?

 

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Previous posts have discussed the excesses of Ma’am Darling and Lord Snowdon, including the swinging and the supply of recreational chemicals  from Harley Street dealers Drs Ann and Peter Dally, who enjoyed assistance and protection from Bing Spear, the corrupt Home Office Drugs Branch mandarin who was also most helpful to Dafydd (see post ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’) and who died in July 1995, four days before Sir Peter Morrison was found dead in his Belgravia house.

I have also discussed how Mr Thrope boasted of having slept with Ma’am Darling and Lord Snowdon and how Mr Thrope’s legal team were able to prevent certain evidence relating to Mr Thrope’s previous activities being presented at his 1979 trial for conspiracy to murder by reminding a few people that things could become very embarrassing for the Royal Family if this evidence was to be admitted into Court. As a young man, Mr Thrope not only slept with Ma’am Darling and Lord Snowdon, but he played a part in the complex dynamics between Lord Snowdon and Ma’am Darling’s friends Jeremy Fry and his wife Camilla.

I wouldn’t consider Mr Thrope’s past-times with these people anyone else’s business but their own, if only Mr Thrope hadn’t have used it to unfairly assist him when he was up at the Old Bailey for conspiracy to murder.

Previous posts have explained that although Lord Snowdon lived his entire life in the posh bits and indeed posh pits of London, when it suited him and the Royal Family, he did like to flag up his alleged Welshness. Snowdon did have some Welsh forebears and ironically they were people whom the Gwerin have embraced as their own.

Snowdon’s paternal grandfather was Sir Robert Armstrong-Jones, a Top Doc, a psychiatrist and physician. He was born in Ynyscynhaearn, Porthmadog, Caernarvonshire (now Gwynedd), the son of a Congregational Minister. Robert Armstrong-Jones was educated at Porthmadog Grammar School and Grove Park School, Wrexham, before studying at UCNW and then Bart’s, London. He married Margaret Roberts (1868–1943), the elder daughter of Sir Owen Roberts of Plas Dinas, near Caernarfon, which is how Ma’am Darling and Snowdon ended up having the country house of Snowdon’s father to visit near Caernarfon.

 Sir Owen Roberts was a Welsh educationalist. Roberts was born at Clynnog, Caernarvonshire in 1835, a son of the land agent to Thomas Assheton Smith and Charles Griffiths Wynne, two of the biggest landowners in north Wales. After Tarvin Hall school in Chester, Roberts went up to Jesus College, Oxford. He was admitted to the Inner Temple, before being called to the Bar in 1865. Roberts joined the War Office as a civil servant, but chose not to stay in the career.

Lord Snowdon’s father Major Ronald Owen Lloyd Armstrong-Jones was a barrister and soldier. He was born in Essex and educated at Sandroyd School and Eton, along with the best of the Gwerin. He had two sisters, Elaine Margaret Wauchope (1895–1965) and Gwendolen Jane Buckley (1905–1985), who married Sir Denys Buckley. Sir Denys was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford and became a barrister, High Court judge and a Law Lord. He was a member of the Law Reform Committee, 1963-73. Sir Denys was a member of Lincoln’s Inn, as are Cherie and Miranda, as was their senior colleague George Carman QC, the bent barrister who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring, Dafydd and Gwynne’s gang in north Wales and successfully defended Mr Thrope in 1979. Sir Denys lived until Sept 1998, so he was around for drinks, dinner and advice until after the Waterhouse Inquiry had finished taking evidence from witnesses and after Miranda had become PM as well.

Ronald Armstrong-Jones served in the Royal Regiment of the Artillary, 1917-19 and after the war, continued his education at Magdalen College, Oxford. He graduated in 1922, then became a barrister at the Inner Temple, of which Mr Thrope subsequently became a member. In 1936, Armstrong-Jones served as High Sheriff of Caernarvonshire. During WW II he served in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps; he was invalided out in 1945, after serving as Deputy Judge Advocate to Montgomery’s staff in Normandy.

In 1955, Ronald Armstrong-Jones was appointed a Lord Chancellor’s Legal Visitor, whose function was to visit mental patients in hospitals and at home to ensure they were properly cared for and that money allocated by the Court of Protection was properly applied and managed for their care. It was a foolproof system obviously:

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Ronald was a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers and he was a member of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal, 1955-59. He also served as a Governor of Bart’s, which was one of the institutions facilitating organised abuse while Major Ronald was a Governor. Dafydd and Gwynne’s friend and umbrella Lady Juliet Bingley was the daughter of Reginald Vick, a surgeon at Barts and when Lady Juliet graduated from the LSE as a social worker, as part of the generation of LSE staff and graduates who concealed the abuse of kids and psych patients, Lady Juliet worked as a social worker at Barts.

As I mentioned, it was a foolproof system:

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Major Ronald retired from his post as Legal Visitor in 1963, upon medical advice. The Lord Chancellor’s office issued a statement on Armstrong-Jones’s retirement: “His doctors have advised him that the constant travelling involved in the duties of the office is likely to be inimical to his health in the future.”

It would have been quite a journey between the south of England and Denbigh, particularly if Ronald had to undertake it frequently. The transport links are not good now but they were very bad in Ronald’s day. So after 1963, the stringent system of checks and balances at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh came to an end and Gwynne and Dafydd, had they have ever wanted to, could have illegally imprisoned people in the dungeon and lobotomised patients who refused to have sex with them or other people. They were never able to do that before, lest An Inspector Called, so we can be reassured that the thousands of patients incarcerated out there were all definitely Mad.

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Ronald Armstrong-Jones was married three times. Firstly, on 22 July 1925, to Anne Messel (8 February 1902 – July 1992), with whom he had two children: Lord Snowdon and Susan (1927–1986), who married John Vesey, 6th Viscount de Vesci.  Ronald Armstrong-Jones’ first marriage ended in divorce in 1934 and Anne later married the 6th Earl of Rosse. On 18 June 1936, Armstrong-Jones married secondly Australian Carol Akhurst, daughter of Sir Thomas Melrose Coombe. There were no children from this marriage. They divorced in 1959 and Carol was killed in a car crash in 1966. As was Mr Thrope’s first wife Caroline, in 1970.

Mr Thrope found happiness again in 1973 when he married Miriam, who had divorced Lilibet’s cousin.

 

Major Ronald married thirdly Jenifer Unite Monro on 11 February 1960. Jenifer Unite, an air hostess, was the daughter of Basil Unite, a major fruit importer. They had one son, Peregrine John Walter Thomas Owen Llewelyn Armstrong-Jones (born 1960), who married Caroline Therese Bloy.

Armstrong-Jones underwent an operation in mid-1965 but never recovered from his illness. He returned to the hospital at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington in October 1965 and returned to his country home, Plas Dinas, before Christmas. He died there in late January, at the age of 66.

 

My post ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’ described how Nerys, the late wife of Merfyn Jones, the VC of Bangor University, who died at the hands of Dafydd’s colleagues at the Walton Centre in 2008, was laid to rest in Llanfaglan Church. Bugger me if Lord Snowdon didn’t join her there in 2017! After all that unpleasantness towards Merfyn as well, including the assistance from Lord Snowdon’s relatives, what a surprise it was for Lord Snowdon Of His Whole Life In Belgravia to end up next to Nerys.

 

Lord Snowdon’s lifestyle and friends caused a few snags during the planning of his wedding to Ma’am Darling. Jeremy Fry was to be the best man but had to be blown out after Jeremy had been been caught by the long arm of the law ‘opportuning for immoral purposes’. Mr Thrope was considered but Mr Thrope’s exciting private life that wasn’t at all private also deemed him unsuitable. One of the few mates of Lord Snowdon’s who did meet with Royal Approval re best man suitability was the Top Doctor Roger Gilliatt. Throughout Roger’s long and distinguished career, no-one was ever rash enough to pipe up publicly with ‘ooh he was a good friend of Princess Margaret’s swinging, recreational-chemical-imbibing, rent-boy-using husband when Ma’am Darling’s swinging circle were at their swinging best’. However, Top Doctors, being what they are, will be acutely aware of that and in the privacy of Top Docs inner sanctums where there are no Royals to whom it is necessary to toady,  the ribald anecdotes will have been exchanged, accompanied by full explicit details, to great mirth.

Professor Roger Gilliatt, who died in 1991, was a neurologist who starred in my post ‘Man Of Steel’. Gilliatt was well-networked into Dafydd and Gwynne the lobotomist’s circle in numerous ways.

Roger Gilliatt was educated at Rugby and in 1940 went up to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he later graduated just six months after returning from war service; in 1942 he had enlisted in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Does this biography sound familiar?

Gilliatt was a student at the Middlesex Hospital, as was Gwynne. Gilliatt and Gwynne were just about the same age, they knew each other. Whereas Gwynne made his way up to the dungeon at Denbigh, after demobilisation Roger Gilliatt returned to the Middlesex, eventually becoming a consultant there as well as at the National Hospital Queen Square, just six years after qualifying.

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Not only did Gilliatt know Dafydd and Gwynne, but he knew Sir Charles Evans, the Principal of UCNW, 1958-94, who allowed UCNW to be used as a vehicle for the gang. Evans was a neurosurgeon who was a student at Oxford; he qualified in 1942, joined the RAMC and worked as a surgeon and neurosurgeon in Liverpool, 1947-57. At least he did when he wasn’t climbing in the Himalayas, which he did so often that it was a standing joke that he was there more often than in the operating theatre. No of course Evans wasn’t sacked for absenteeism, not only was he a Top Doctor but in 1953 he was the Deputy Leader of the successful British Everest team, a national hero, free to run the Westminster Paedophile Ring without having to answer to anyone even when the bodies began mounting up.

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As Dr D.G.E. Wood, a member of the north Wales gang and Gwynne’s colleague in the Student Health Centre at UCNW, yelled at me when I complained about Gwynne in 1984 ‘you’re not allowed to complain about him, he is answerable only to himself’. Gwynne ran a paedophile ring who victims were murdered, other victims were lobotomised and the lucky ones were illegally imprisoned in a dungeon.

I do wish that D.G.E. Wood would leave a comment on this blog and tell me whether he is proud of his achievements more than 30 years down the line. North Wales has the highest suicide rates in the UK and some of the worst clinical outcomes in Europe, the Health Board cannot recruit and is bankrupt and no-one will go to north Wales to work in general practice.

Pretty good going Wood!

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Roger Gilliatt was a substantial figure in neurology both in the UK and internationally. In 1962 Gilliatt was appointed the first Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square. It was Roger Gilliatt who’s ‘leadership, coupled with the growing and imaginative support of a succession of Deans and Chairmen of the Academic Board, transformed the Institute into the present large establishment with its pre-eminent international reputation. Crucial to this success was the quality of the individuals who came to work at Queen Square. Roger Gilliatt had an enviable capacity to recognise academic potential in young people and a determination to support in myriad ways, often not visible, those who were fulfilling their promise.’

Roger Gilliatt was a mate of the Royals and as we shall see, a rather grander facilitator of the Westminster Paedophile Ring than Dafydd and Gwynne, so the wonders worked at Queen Square were, I suspect, as much to do with that as with amazing clinical skills.

‘Young neurologists from all over the world came to his department and many went on to become leading figures in their own countries and internationally. At the time of his death, Roger had had a hand in training most of the professors of clinical neurology in the UK. All who worked with him were marked by his approach. He exacted the highest standards both in the clinic and in the laboratory, and the consequences of falling short of his expectations could be disastrous.’

So Roger Gilliatt destroyed anyone who crossed his path and as a result every neurologist in the UK was Of Gilliatt, who was Of The Westminster Paedophile Ring.

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The scenario gets worse. When Roger Gilliatt retired from Queen Square, he went to the National Institute of Health in Bethseda, USA, where he was able to spend more time in the laboratory than he had done for many years. There he found a ready availability of funds to purchase the latest equipment, on a scale he had never known and ‘he settled into professional and personal life in Washington with great enthusiasm and manifest satisfaction’.

The Westminster Paedophile Ring had yet another tentacle in the US! This time one of a neurological nature…

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Roger was a colleague and friend of those who protected Gwynne and those colleagues of Dafydd’s at the Walton Centre who found that there was just nothing that they could do for Merfyn’s late wife Nerys before she died in 2008, after Nerys, Merfyn and one of Merfyn’s close friends had spent their lives spilling paedophiles’ pints. See eg. post ‘Death In Samarkand’.

It would be damn near impossible to find one UK neurologist who was/is not Of Roger Gilliatt and then he extended his influence to the US as complaints about his pals Dafydd and Gwynne began to mount up…

Roger Gilliatt’s dad was Sir William Gilliatt, the Royal Gynaecologist for over 20 years, who delivered Carlo, Princess Ann and the Duchess of Kent’s three children. William Gillatt undertook his medical training at the Middlesex Hospital and after qualifying in 1908, Gilliatt held house appointments at the Middlesex as house physician, house surgeon, obstetric house physician and, finally, obstetric registrar and tutor. He was also elected to the staff of King’s College Hospital in 1916, retiring as senior gynaecologist in 1946.

So William Gilliatt taught Gwynne the lobotomist when Gwynne was a medical student at the Middlesex, alongside Sir William’s son Roger! William Gilliatt the Royal Doc would undoubtedly have been most useful to Gwynne as Gwynne conducted a reign of terror across north Wales, forcing kids in care and young people into prostitution and lobotomising away until his black heart was content. Then there was the Aversion Therapy for gay men; while Gwynne and Dafydd facilitated an enormous gang that specialised in producing rent boys for the Westminster Paedophile Ring. We should not forget the murders of patients and concealing of the bodies; the disappearance of the babies of the female patients who had been raped or had their much wanted babies abducted…

When Brown and I raised concerns about Gwynne in 1984 only to receive a barrage of threats from the Top Docs, initially from Dr D.G.E. Wood, Carlo was the Chancellor of UCNW.

It really is um er thingy appalling really…

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I was sufficiently concerned about Gwynne’s misconduct to write to the GMC, who refused to investigate. The Chairman of the GMC at the time was the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Lord John Walton, a neurologist colleague of Roger Gilliatt. The Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne was colluding with the big paedophile/trafficking ring in the North East of England, which supplied Dafydd and Gwynne’s gang with staff as well as children. See previous posts.

Here’s the Bastard, just leaving to catch the train back to Newcastle after popping in for a cup of char:

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Professor Eric Sunderland, who arrived at UCNW as Principal in 1984 to succeed Charles Evans shortly after Brown and I made our complaint about Gwynne, had grown up in Carmarthen in West Wales, where there was a ring linked to the north Wales ring. Eric knew the academics at Manchester University who were not only colluding with the ring that the Top Doc friends of Dafydd and Gwynne’s were running in Greater Manchester/Salford, but some of them had been/were personal friends of Bertrand Russell and the Welsh Bloomsbury Set at Cwm Croesor, who had been using the services of Gwynne and Dafydd for years. See posts ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’ and ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’.

People are telling me that the arrival of Eric Sunderland at UCNW was the result of Brown and me refusing to shut up. A new Principal was going to arrive anyway, because the Gwerin were at war with Sir Charles Evans; the Gwerin had forced an agreement out of Evans in 1982 that he would stand down in 1984. The Gwerin hated Sir Charles, although he was fully on board with the gang. In best Gwerin tradition, they were all scrapping among themselves and had ishoos with Sir Charles, Sir Charles being rude, confrontational, posh and unsympathetic to the Welsh language campaigners among the staff and the students. There were years of protests, with Dafydd Iwan strumming his guitar and singing in support of those rising up against Evans, students having sit-ins, raiding the administrators offices, stealing files etc. See post ‘Meet the Gwerin!’

No-one mentioned the trafficking gang and the solution to the problem when Brown and I complained about them was to headhunt Eric Sunderland, who was as fully on board as Sir Charles, but a good deal more polite and who concealed his role in the sex trafficking ring very effectively. See previous posts.

Top Doctors and Gwerin! I know that you’d have got away with it all if it hadn’t have been for those pesky Service Users

but even those pesky Service Users would not have ended up exposing you if you had not been so stupid as to have threatened us, killed one of our friends, tried to kill us and destroyed our careers! It made me just a little bit suspicious! I had no idea that Gwynne was one of the Mr Bigs in the Westminster Paedophile Ring and had spent years lobotomising people who refused to work in his ring, I just thought that he was the most disgusting old man and all I wanted was an apology and an assurance that this would never, ever happen to anyone else at his hands. Which research has shown is the reaction and motivation of nearly everyone who complains about a Top Doc, they really are not Lying To Get Compensation.

Eric Sunderland wrote me that polite, nice DECEITFUL letter and then you declared war Gwerin. You should not have, because I took that letter at face value and did not connect it with the havoc that then reigned down upon my friends and I.

My friend Anne Vernon was killed by the gang in April 1986. By that time, the ring knew that Oliver Brooke, Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s Hospital Medical School, the London HQ of the Westminster Paedophile Ring for years (see post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’), would be facing trial for child porn offences. Ollie was far more than a collector of kiddie porn, he was a key player in a pan-European paedophile ring, but that only emerged years later, although the police knew it at the time.

The St George’s contingent were frequenting Cynthia Payne’s famous brothel at Ambleside Avenue, Streatham; Cynthia’s place was a problem because it was a networking opportunity for people who were offending against children and those  running the Westminster Paedophile Ring. It was known that police raids had discovered peers, solicitors and clergymen in Cynthia’s brothel who were never named; there were also Top Docs from St George’s at the orgies when the police raided and the presence of Top Doctors was not even mentioned in any media reports. See post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’.

Just weeks after Anne was killed, D.G.E. Wood yelled at me to leave Bangor, forget about everything that had happened in north Wales and make a new life for myself somewhere else. Although the gang’s contacts then ensured that a place that I had on the medicine degree at Cardiff was withdrawn, then the MSc place that I had been offered at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine was withdrawn and after I began the MSc at Hammersmith Hospital/Royal Postgraduate Medical School in Sept 1986 – Wood et al didn’t know about that until I’d left Bangor and arrived at Hammersmith – the gang’s mates at Hammersmith began a raft of dirty tricks down there…

In Dec 1986, just days before Oliver Brooke appeared in Court, Dafydd had me unlawfully arrested and imprisoned in the North Wales Hospital, Denbigh. See posts ‘Hippocratic Oath or Hypocritic Oaf?’ and ‘How I Arrived At Denbigh’.

Ollie appeared at Kingston-upon-Thames Court. The town of Kingston was virtually run by Professor Hugh Bentall, a cardiac surgeon at Hammersmith Hospital, who was a very rich man, had taken part in a big research fraud at Hammersmith and received his Chair after one of his colleagues was found dead in suspicious circumstances and after Bentall had made a substantial financial donation to Hammersmith Hospital. Hugh’s secretary doubled up as his mistress and he secured her a place to do a degree and then a PhD in Anatomy and then bagged her a lecturing job. See post ‘Interesting Facts’.

Adrian Bell, one of the lecturers in the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW and a friend of Wood and other members of the gang, who had ignored me when I told him that someone had threatened to kill Brown and then trashed Brown’s room with a swordstick, held him hostage and told Brown that he’d be back (Adrian also ignored at least two other undergrads who were under attack from the gang), was a graduate of Kingston Poly and a former Home Office forensic scientist. The corrupt Home Office forensic science service responsible for the framing of the Birmingham Six – as well as Stefan Kiszko, who spent years in prison after Dr Michael Tarsh, one of Dafydd’s circle from Manchester University, was used as an expert witness (see post ‘Theatre of the Absurd’) – and so many more…

St George’s Hospital merged with Kingston Poly some years after Ollie was jailed…

Ollie didn’t stay in prison for long. Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane cut Ollie’s sentence at appeal in May 1987; not because Ollie was not guilty, but because Ollie had ‘suffered greatly’ and a mountain of letters in support of Ollie from other Top Docs had been sent to the judge. Ollie was released from prison shortly afterwards. See eg. ‘Oliver!’. A police raid on Cynthia’s brothel in 1986 resulted in charges but Cynthia was acquitted. The cavalry had arrived to save the bacon of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the cavalry did a great job for many more years.

Hugh Bentall’s son Richard is a clinical psychologist who trained and worked at UCNW. By the time that Ollie was charged, Richard Bentall had married the daughter of Dr Eifion Jones, the Dean of Science at UCNW. Richard’s (now ex) wife – she is called either Rhiannon or Rhian, I have forgotten which – completed a degree in the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW; I think that she graduated the year before I did. Rhiannon/Rhian then trained and worked as an Angel in north Wales and taught with the WEA and at the Open University. See previous posts.

As Roger Gilliatt’s friend Lord Snowdon aged, there were increasingly frank admissions as to his lifelong promiscuity. It emerged that Polly Fry, the daughter of his old friend Jeremy, was Snowdon’s daughter and that Polly had been conceived while Snowdon was engaged to Ma’am Darling. I don’t want to respond to info like this with a How Very Dare You, because in the case of other people’s relationships, unless one knows them very well, one is not usually in a position to do the How Very Dare You bit and everyone involved was consenting adults. What is far more worrying is the 1996 death of Ann Hills, who had been a mistress of Snowdon’s for 20 years when she died.

Ann Hills was a journalist who was party to a great deal of information with regard to Naughtiness In High Places, although she had not published any of it.

The Indie, 13 Feb 1997, reported that:

Lord Snowdon’s former lover, Ann Hills, killed herself with a massive overdose of paracetamol washed down with wine, an inquest heard yesterday. The 55-year-old divorced mother-of-two probably committed suicide “on the spur of the moment” because she was depressed at her inability to have long-lasting relationships with men, Westminster Coroner’s Court was told.

The body of Mrs Hills was found by her father Elliott Philipp, 81, on the roof of her flat in the West End of London on the afternoon of New Year’s Day.
Police were called by friends who were concerned they could not contact Mrs Hills, a freelance journalist. Despite an extensive search they failed to find her body, which was hidden by a chimney. Her father found her body in a kneeling position later that day.

Her brother, Alan Philipp, told the inquest that Mrs Hills had been divorced since 1981. She had worked hard and was quite successful but although she had many friends, her inability to secure lasting male friendships may have made her concerned about her future happiness, he said.

Dr Paul Knapman, the coroner, said Mrs Hills spent Christmas in Norfolk with her ex-husband and sons.

Professor Patrick Pietroni, Mrs Hills’ GP, said she had spoken of her unhappiness at times but had never exhibited signs of depression and he had never prescribed medication for this.

Mrs Hills had taken “a very substantial overdose of paracetamol” as well as the tranquilliser Temazepam in a therapeutic amount with the equivalent of two glasses of wine, a pathologist, Dr Ian Hill, said.

When I worked in medical research I was told that Dr Paul Knapman was corrupt. It wasn’t a rebel who told me this, it was a small c conservative clinician who was very establishment, knew just how endemic the wrongdoing was in medicine and that they’d be finished if they challenged any of it. Knapman was the Westminster coroner for decades and was wheeled out to conduct many of the inquests on the deaths of people in high profile cases, including those of Lord Lucan’s nanny Sandra Rivett and Di and Dodi. Knapman trained at St George’s Hospital. See previous posts for info on Paul Knapman.
Patrick Petrioni, Ann Hills’ GP in 1996, can now be found all over the internet. Petrioni is named as the Director of the Centre for Psychological Therapies in Primary Care at the University of Chester; he holds the Chair of the Study of Compassion at the Centre for the Study of Compassion at the University of Central Lancashire; he is the Director of the Elizabeth Bryan Foundation Trust and also Director of the Darwin Centre Trust CIO, which supports the Darwin International Institute for the Study of Compassion (DIISC). DIISC ‘has built up an international network of affiliated institutions that have committed to hosting graduate research students to explore some aspect of compassion in and across a wide range of disciplines’.
Professor Patrick C Pietroni DSc (Hon), FRCP, FRCGP, MFPH, retired from his post as Dean of General Practice at the London University in 2001 following the re-organisation of the London Deanery. He is the former Professor of Community Care and Primary Health at the University of Westminster as well as Dean of General Practice. Patrick is a big wig in the Royal College of GPs, as is D.G.E. Wood.
Here’s Patrick, looking particularly compassionate:
Patrick has been turning up absolutely everywhere spreading his compassion around, I recommend that readers do a quick google search for Patrick themselves to enjoy the experience, one can only marvel at the guff that Patrick has been spouting.
Before Patrick took to filling the world with compassion, in 2000-01, he submitted a Memorandum as an Appendix to evidence given to the Commons Select Health Committee. The first part of Patrick’s Memo read:
CUBAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE NHS PLAN
Background: Over the last 10-15 years several reports 1-5 and papers in international journals have described the organisation and benefits of the Cuban Health Care system with special reference to Primary Care. As a result of the more recent changes to the organisation of Health and Social care proposed by both this and the previous Government; one of us (Professor P C Pietroni) undertook an extensive visit to Cuba hosted by the Ministry of Health, and undertook an analysis of the health care system. Following this visit a study tour/conference was held in Havana in March 2000, attended by over 100 UK doctors including Department of Health officials, the President of the Royal College of General Practitioners and several senior academics, including Chairs of Primary Care Groups. This visit has generated a further series of contacts and in October 2000 the UK hosted a visit by the Vice-Minister of Health who was received by our Under Secretary of State for Health. A further study tour/conference is planned for April/May 2001 and numerous individual exchange visits have been organised including “twinning” of health centres in the UK and polyclinics in Cuba.

The purpose of this briefing is to bring to the attention of the committee the very important developments that have occurred in the Cuban Health Care system, their impact on health care statistics and the lessons the UK could learn, especially at this time of maximum change to the NHS.

While this bunch of Charlies enjoyed a jolly to Cuba, the UK’s mental health services had all but collapsed and there was a genocide in north Wales. The Waterhouse Report which concealed the serious organised crime that led to that genocide had just been published…

A press report on Jan 30 1997 about Ann Hills’s death was published before the inquest which causes even more alarm bells to ring:
Princess Margaret’s ex-husband and journalist Ann Hills, 55, were secret lovers for almost 20 years… Divorced mum of two Ann, who was only four feet 10 inches tall, overdosed on paracetamol. She left a note talking of her troubled love life. Normally teetotal, she washed the pills down with a bottle of champagne. Her body was found in a roof garden at her £500,000 London penthouse. She was wearing a little black dress and matching stilettos, and had wrapped herself in a thin blanket. 

Society photographer Snowdon met Ann in the late 1970s, after his divorce from Princess Margaret and remarriage to TV executive Lucy Lindsay-Hogg. Days later she called at his home and announced: “I want to go to bed with you.” Snowdon said: “Come in”, and the affair began. A close friend said Ann “couldn’t live without a man”, and described her as “tremendously attractive, full of energy, very sexy and quite free in her affections”. The pal added: “She adored Snowdon, but they went to great lengths to keep the whole thing secret. “Ann told me he’d visit her flat at around 9.30 am. “After all, no one commits adultery in the morning. No one would suspect. Ann was a very willing mistress. Of all her relationships, Snowdon was there for her the longest.” 

Old Etonian Snowdon made regular morning visits to Ann’s flat in Marylebone, with its turreted main bedroom and circular bed. They also spent time at his country home in Sussex. He boosted her journalistic career by giving her contacts, and she often helped write speeches for him. Ann’s father, leading gynaecologist Elliot Phillip, knew about the affair. “I didn’t approve of her promiscuity,” he said. “But of all the people she was promiscuous with, Snowdon was the one I did approve of”

 Elliot’s judge of character is about as good as that of Carlo:

 

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“If I met him I’d shake [Lord Snowdon’s] hand and thank him for taking so much care of her. “

 Had it not sunk into Elliot that Ann was found dead on the roof with implausible reasons supplied as an explanation?

“To think he did her anything but good is wrong. She told me he was the kindest, most supportive person.” Elliot, who’s in his 80s, added that Ann attempted suicide at 18. “It was always there,” he said.

There’s a big difference between an 18 year old and a successful 55 yr old journo granddad, but being a Top Doc, teenage upsets will be sufficient for you to explain away pretty much anything decades later.

He said she was worried about her career just before her death, after getting a letter from a newspaper she took as a rejection. 

Was that the letter telling her that she’d been sacked by ‘The Guardian’? the silly little thing taking that as a rejection! She must have had Low Self-Esteem.
“She could not face not being a success,” he said. 

Most people are a bit shaken when they’ve been sacked.

Ann’s live-in lover Colin Whittington, 59, and several close friends also knew of the relationship with Snowdon, which continued until her death on Hogmanay. Businessman Colin said: “Ann told me about Snowdon shortly after we first met. “I don’t know if she continued to see him while I was with her. I wouldn’t have dreamed of asking her.” 

Speaking at his pounds £2m home in Kensington, London, Snowdon said he heard of Ann’s suicide through “a friend of hers”. Asked what may have driven her to take her own life, he replied: “I think a lot was wrong with her. I do not know certain things about what her private life was, or what her friendships were, or what happened.” 

I Know Nuzzing. But I used to be married to Princess Margaret and my house is worth £2 million.

…His eyes filled with tears as he added: “It is very difficult, but I am not going to elaborate on this at all.”

Oh God, there’s a dead body to explain away.

“I certainly wouldn’t dream of talking about her in any way, except that she was a friend and it is a very, very sad incident.” Snowdon, a polio sufferer since his teens, said Ann did a lot of work for people with disabilities, and shared his love of photography. He said he had “absolutely no suspicion” she was thinking of suicide. 

Ooh but now you mention it I always knew, there was that incident when she was 18…

Despite his divorce from Margaret, Snowdon is still close to the Queen and the rest of the royals. He is Prince Edward’s godfather, and recently took photos of the Queen mum and Princess Di.
Er, Aug 1997, nine months after there was a dead posh woman on the penthouse roof who had previously had sex with a member of the Royal Family, there was a dead posh woman in a tunnel who had previously had sex with a member of the Royal Family:
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  • Royal Males: If, all these years after I turned down Gwynne and Dafydd’s job opportunity, you are still interested in having my name on the reserve list as it were, please don’t bother. Having sex with members of the British Royal Family seems to be a rather high risk occupation, so I’ll say no thanks once more. I’m 56, that’s even older than Ann Hills was and I haven’t got a job on ‘The Guardian’ from which to be sacked, but I definitely don’t want a Royal turning up in my bed. It would be more worrying than the proverbial horse’s head.
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Outwardly, his mistress Ann was a model career woman. A successful freelance journalist and author, she used her earnings to send her two sons to posh Westminster school. She also campaigned to help the disabled and to get more women elected MPs. 
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But her love life was tangled. She described her sex life with Snowdon as “complicated” and always found time for other affairs. Her friend said: “Despite her love for Snowdon, she was able to have other men in her life. She lived with a computer expert, a lovely man, for eight years or so. But eventually he married another woman, a doctor.” 
They do keep cropping up in this sorry tale don’t they.

“Then she met Colin Whittington.” The pal said Ann was terrified of losing Colin. They spent Christmas apart, and Ann said: “If this cracks, I can’t go on.” In her final phone call to the friend, Ann again said she was worried about Colin. “I told her there were more fish in the sea,” the pal recalled. “She replied: `I can’t live without a man.’ “She was a very independent woman, but also a very clinging one.” 

Ann’s dad told how she phoned him hours before her suicide. “I knew she was desperately upset,” he said, “but I had no idea she would take her life that day. I wake each morning and think I could have done something to stop her.” Ann was cremated earlier this month at Golders Green in London. She’d asked for her body to be donated to medical research, but the pills she took made that impossible. 

There’s another whopper. Donating one’s body to medical research does not involve ‘medical research’; it means that one has donated one’s body to be used as dissection material for pre-clinical medical students. An overdose of any sort of tablets would not for any reason render the corpse unsuitable.

An inquest will be heard on February 26.

Dr Paul Knapman was going to be holding the inquest. Anything could happen.

The press report above, giving the date of the inquest, was printed very shortly after F and I were acquitted. So was it only after our acquittal that the date for the inquest on Ann was arranged?
Ann’s father Elliot Philipp’s obituary was published in the Torygraph on Oct 7 2010:
Elliot Philipp, who died on September 27 aged 95, was a gynaecologist and obstetrician who worked with Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards on the development of in vitro fertilisation; he also wrote several popular books, including The Technique of Sex (1939), on which he was helped by an ailing Sigmund Freud, his cousin by marriage.

Elliot Elias Philipp was born on July 20 1915 at Stoke Newington, soon moving with his family to Hove to escape the German bombs. His father, Oscar, was a metal dealer who had come to London from Hamburg in 1908 to open an office of Philipp Bros, which by the 1950s had become the largest trader of raw materials in the world. Elliot, though, decided on a different career, resolving by the age of seven that he would become a gynaecologist – although he later admitted to having had little idea then what was involved. After St Paul’s School, he went up to St John’s College, Cambridge, to study Medicine.

Ronnie Waterhouse was an alumnus of St John’s College, Cambridge; Ronnie was younger than Elliot Philipp, but Ronnie was an enthusiastic member of the alumni network and sufficiently devoted to St John’s that he was delighted that his daughter studied at St John’s as well.

While still an undergraduate, he was sent by his father to Austria to meet the Freuds – Sigmund’s wife, Martha, was a first cousin of Oscar Philipp, and had been brought up more like his sister after her own father died young. As orthodox Jews, the Philipps had initially opposed her marriage in 1886 because Freud seemed to have neither religion nor career; but by 1935, when Elliot went to stay at their summer house at Grinzing, relations between the two sides of the family were more or less harmonious. When Elliot arrived, Freud came down from the terrace where he always wrote with his chow dog beside him and straightaway asked: “Is your father still so orthodox?” When Elliot left, Freud gave him his signature in a leather wallet, assuring him that it would be valuable one day.

Freud had a direct link with Dafydd and Gwynne’s gang via the Welsh psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Ernest Jones, who had worked with Freud and was substantially responsible for introducing Freud’s work to the UK (see previous posts) and via James and Alix Strachey, who were relatives of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and his wife Amabel, nee Strachey, the couple at the centre of the Welsh Bloomsbury Set at Cwm Croesor. James and Alix were analysts themselves and translated Freud’s works into English; they are considered to have produced the definitive translation. See post ‘The Vermin Club’.

Some of the Freudian analysts were abusing/sexually exploiting children/patients themselves and they all knew that other analysts and psychiatrists were. Philipp was part of the circle.

After graduating, Philipp spent a year in Lausanne due to ill-health, and it was there that he delivered his first baby. He also began writing a book about sexual relationships, thinking he could do better than those already on the market, although as a sexually inexperienced bachelor he gleaned his material from other people’s writings and the accounts of his marginally more worldly friends. His publishers suggested that he also have it vetted by a qualified doctor, and the only one he knew was Sigmund Freud, who had recently come to live in London, preceded by his youngest son, Ernst (father of Lucien and Clement), with whom Philipp had become good friends.

Lucien Freud had a nearly unbeatable reputation for Ugandan discussions and fathering children. As far as is known, Lucien Freud’s encounters were consensual; relatively recent revelations about the Liberal MP Clement Freud confirms that his were not and a number of them constituted serious sexual assaults on children.

Although by then dying of cancer, Freud read Philipp’s manuscript and volunteered a series of amendments – as well as lecturing to him extensively on such subjects as bisexuality, the Oedipus complex and the sexual attraction of Helen of Troy. The resulting book, ‘The Technique of Sex’, written under the pseudonym Anthony Havil, quickly became a bestseller and ran to numerous editions over the next 40 years, with sales of almost a million copies.

Philipp qualified as a doctor barely a month before the outbreak of the Second World War, whereupon he joined the RAF, serving as a medical officer with Bomber Command. In 1941 he was almost certainly the last doctor to examine the aviatrix Amy Johnson – pronouncing her “wonderfully fit” – before she drowned after bailing out in the Thames estuary. He ended the war as a squadron leader but, declining the offer of a commission, returned to the Middlesex Hospital and then Addenbrooke’s, where he had been a clinical student.

We’re back to Gwynne again. Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge facilitated the ring that has existed in Cambridge for years, which was given a boost by the Cambridge Apostles and the Cambridge Spy Ring, who had close links with the Welsh Bloomsbury Set via Bertrand Russell, Eric Hobsbawm and others. See previous posts.

Subsequent appointments included St Thomas’,

Tommy’s has churned out Top Docs linked to the Westminster Paedophile Ring as well as to Dafydd and Gwynne’s gang eg. Ann and Peter Dally, Dr Death, Professor Jim Watson, Professor Michael Hutt etc… See previous posts.

the Royal Free and University College hospitals.

They supplied the Westminster Paedophile Ring as well, two big names from UCL who were involved being Lord Max Rosenheim and Dame Josephine Barnes. See previous posts, including ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’.

During this time he also wrote several books and newspaper articles, and became medical correspondent of the News Chronicle in 1950. The following year he was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and began working privately in Harley Street. He also joined the staff of Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, as junior consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology, which gave him the opportunity to undertake research in relation to blood groups and the Rhesus factor.

His private practice was growing, too, particularly among the French community, whose language he spoke fluently, along with German. He became the official gynaecologist to the French embassy in London (as well as to several other legations) and was awarded the Légion d’honneur. In 1964 he moved to the Royal Northern Hospital, which incorporated the City of London Maternity Hospital, where his patients included the inmates of Holloway prison, and where he first began using the laparoscope, the keyhole device used to examine women’s ovaries and Fallopian tubes and perform surgical procedures.

The only ‘care’ that the Holloway inmates would have received would be clap cures – to enable someone to sexually exploit them (probably ‘again’) without anxiety – and possibly sterilisation and hysterectomy without their consent or possibly even knowledge. Philipp will also have known that many of the inmates were not villains but prostitutes, although rather less privileged than high class ones like his daughter. Philipp really was not going to be ‘looking after’ them in any meaningful sense of the phrase.

Philipp had been trained in its use in the late 1950s by the French pioneer Raoul Palmer. In 1966, at a meeting of the Royal Society of Medicine, Philipp witnessed the first meeting between Steptoe and Edwards, which led to their collaboration in the culturing of human embryos in a test tube. Shortly after this, Philipp accepted Steptoe’s invitation to help found the British Fertility Society to bring together the leading experts on infertility, and thereafter he became one of Steptoe’s and Edwards’s closest consultants in the work to produce the world’s first test tube baby.

Steptoe and Edwards’ pioneering IVF work was considered very unacceptable by most of the medical profession; there were attempts to stop it and Steptoe and Edwards did not perform the work in the London teaching hospitals because of the opposition that they encountered. Steptoe worked in Oldham, which was puzzling to people outside medicine who didn’t realise how questionable IVF was considered at the time. Patrick Steptoe never forgave his profession for refusing to accept him and remained furious until he died. Robert Edwards only picked up his knighthood and Nobel Prize many years after Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby, was born, by which time Steptoe had died.

Bob Edwards was a graduate of UCNW. UCNW would still not acknowledge Bob Edwards when I was a student there in the 1980s, although by then he was their most famous alumnus. Elliot Philipp will have known where he studied though…

It had never occurred to me that Steptoe and Edwards were linked to someone with both feet in the sty such as Elliot Philipp. I had always presumed that they had been unfairly smeared by the most appalling bunch of old posturing hypocrites. Which they had been, because some of those most opposed to IVF then colonised the field themselves, the most glaring example being Lord Robert Winston. Lord Bob was one of the biggest critics that Steptoe and Edwards had, but er who subsequently became the highest profile IVF specialist in the UK???

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Bob Edwards hanging out with Elliot Philipps might explain why, years after Steptoe died and IVF had become acceptable and indeed big business, Bob Edwards was working in a clinic with some of the most disreputable names in IVF, including Bridget Mason. See post ‘Every Sperm Is Sacred – Particularly In Scotland’. I couldn’t understand why Bob Edwards had linked up with them…

I have just taken a very brief look at Patrick Steptoe’s early biography, having realised that I didn’t know anything about Steptoe’s early career; he trained at St George’s, qualifying in 1939. I had no idea and I will investigate further… I do know that Oldham was on the patch of the Greater Manchester ring run by Dafydd’s mates. As a gynaecologist Steptoe will have known what was going on but that doesn’t mean that he was involved or was happy about it.

In the late 1980s, when Bridget Mason was still running her London IVF clinic notorious for bizarre practices, such as refusing to pay a member of staff to carry the sperm samples between the lab on the upper floor down to the clinic at ground level and instead ordering the lab staff to throw the sperm samples out of the lab window onto the ground, thus enabling someone to just pop out of the clinic door and pick them up (see previous posts), a UCNW zoology graduate called Sue Avery worked for Mason. I was told that Sue Avery knew just how unacceptable it all was but was keeping schtum. Recently Sue Avery received media coverage in her role as Director of the substantial IVF centre in Birmingham. During the years that Westminster City Council partook of illegal practices and assisted St George’s in running the Westminster Paedophile Ring, one of the Councillors was called Avery; I asked in a previous post whether he was anything to do with Sue…

Previous posts have discussed my time working in the fertility lab at St George’s, 1989-91. I witnessed the chaos and bad practice and I heard much of the same – indeed worse – from other people whom I met who were working in fertility clinics. See eg. ‘Every Sperm Is Sacred – Particularly In Scotland’. My post ‘Professor Prestigious and His Associates’ discussed the bizarre encounters that I and another interviewee who was a very experienced embryologist had when we applied for jobs at Southampton University School of Medicine, over which Sir Donald Acheson reigned. Acheson was an associate of Dafydd and Gwynne. Acheson trained at the Middlesex, qualifying a few years after Gwynne and concealed the wrongdoing of Dafydd and Gwynne. Acheson was particularly well-placed to do this when he was Chief Medical Officer, 1983-91, during which time the British Gov’t were prepared to do anything at all to keep a lid on the criminality in north Wales.

Acheson was appointed CMO on Jan 1 1983. By then the British Gov’t and medical establishment knew that they were going to be in deep trouble as a result of the litigation which Mary Wynch’s had begun against Dafydd and the gang if they did not carefully control the fall-out. Dafydd’s mate Prof Robert Bluglass rewrote the Mental Health Act to reassure that nation that Dafydd Could Not Do It Again (he did, with me, five years later) and Dafydd’s mate William Bingley wrote the Code of Practice to accompany the new Act.  Then Nice Young Doctors arrived in Gwynedd to confirm that Things Were Improving; the Nice Young Doctors included the Drs Francis and Lyndon Miles, all of whom had rather better social skills than Dafydd and Gwynne but were fully on board with the gang. See previous posts.

Just to be sure that Dafydd and Gwynne weren’t in any danger of being exposed or having to answer any difficult questions, Gwynne’s mate was installed as CMO, in the way that Gwynne’s other mate Lord John Walton had been installed as Chairman of the GMC in 1982.

It was Donald Acheson who persuaded Thatcher and Norman Fowler to agree to the public education programme re HIV/AIDS in the late 1980s, by explaining to them that the members of the Westminster Paedophile Ring like Sir Peter Morrison who were having sex with kids in care and rent boys could well die if steps were not taken to prevent the spread of infection… Acheson knew that Dafydd’s gang was the conveyor belt for rent-boys; Acheson educated and warned the people who used their services, but he didn’t put Dafydd and the gang out of action. Many of the boys targeted by Dafydd’s gang had already become infected by the time that Acheson pulled out all the stops to stop the sex offenders of Westminster and Whitehall from becoming infected with HIV; it was those boys who were the first to die in the late 1980s. Everyone working in HIV knew how those young men had become infected; as ever Those Who Helped made capital out of it.

Having protected elderly posh paedophiles from contracting HIV from the kids in care whom they were sexually exploiting, Donald Acheson had demonstrated his credentials in the field of Health Inequalities, so who better for Miranda to appoint as Chair of the Independent inquiry Into Inequalities In Health in 1997?

It was of course the Middlesex Hospital, which had provided Gwynne with 100% protection while he forced those boys into sex work, which then basked in the limelight when it opened the first AIDS wards and invited Di along to shake hands with an AIDS patient to Fight The Stigma. It received TV coverage around the world! See previous posts. Jim Callaghan’s daughter Baroness Margaret Jay made AIDS one of her Special Interests, after her father had spent years giving Dafydd and Gwynne all the help that they could utilise (see previous posts) and Lord Peter Shore, who along with his wife Baroness Liz Shore – Liz was a Top Doc in the Civil Service at the highest level when Richard Crossman ran the Westminster Paedophile Ring during the years that he was Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1968-70 – had facilitated the ring, extracted dosh out of Ken Clarke at the Dept of Health to enable the old Mildmay Mission Hospital in Shoreditch to be converted into an AIDS hospice. Ken Clarke and the people responsible for the Mildmay conversion had all concealed Dafydd and Gwynne’s gang. See post ‘Apocalypse Now’. Tower Hamlets was another turf which was controlled by a partner gang of Dafydd and Gwynne’s, so Sir Robin Wales and co ensured that their Borough benefited from the largesse as well, as people were held over a barrel in all directions. See post ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’.

Philipp retired from the National Health Service in 1980 but still saw private patients in Harley Street and operated until the age of 77. He continued writing and was still lecturing in his eighties. He took a keen interest in medical ethics and had regular discussions with the Chief Rabbi, Lord Jakobovits, and other religious leaders. He served as president of both the Medical Society of London and the Hunterian Society, and chaired the historical division of the Royal Society of Medicine. Retirement also allowed him to spend more time at Little Savages, the thatched Elizabethan cottage near the Essex coast which he had bought in 1937 and where he wrote many of his books and built up an extensive collection of antiquarian gynaecological volumes.

A charming, gregarious character, Philipp was also committed to Judaism and Jewish charities, following the example of his father, one of the founders of the Technion University in Haifa and Kibbutz Lavi. Elliot Philipp was an associate governor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was particularly keen to help Jewish educational charities, including Jews College and the Jewish Widows and Students Aid Trust, of which he was a trustee for more than 50 years.

Previous posts have named many Jewish Top Docs involved with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, including Prof Stuart Stanton, Wilfred and Dannie Abse etc. I presume that Uncle Harry was Jewish as well. Then there are the many high profile members of the Jewish community who were in it up to their necks, including Leo Abse, Greville Janner and so on. I believe that the presence of so many Jewish people in the network is a result of Jewish people being over-represented in medicine and law and the Westminster Paedophile Ring used all networks available to them, the Jewish network being one of them.

His other publications included: as Victor Tempest, Near the Sun (1946), an account of his war years with Bomber Command; as Philip Embey, Woman’s Change in Life: a Book for every Woman (1955); From Sterility to Fertility (1957); Obstetrics and Gynaecology (1961); Scientific Foundations of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (1970 and later editions)Childbirth (1978); Overcoming Childlessness (1984); Safe Sex: The Pleasure Without The Pain (1987); and The Facts about the Menopause (1998).

Much of the material that Elliot Philipp published was very controversial, indeed often unacceptable, for its time, even in the guise of a Medical Book written by a Top Doctor, which I presume is why Philipp often wrote under a pseudonym.

‘The Facts About the Menopause’ was published late in Elliot’s career after a 10 year break from publishing; his menopausal daughter had been found dead on the roof at about the time, or shortly before, he began writing it, so I wonder why Elliot The Expert With Links To the Gang found a new lease of life to remind us all of his existence at that time mid-Waterhouse Inquiry?

He married, in 1939, five weeks after meeting her, Lucie Ruth Hackenbroch. They remained happily together for nearly 50 years until her death in 1988. They had a son, who survives him, and a daughter who died in 1997. In 1990 he found a new companion, Zdenka Bean, who died in January.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists obituary for Philipp provided a few additional facts:

Eminent gynaecologist and obstetrician, author of numerous popular and technical medical works and committed religious and charitable Jew, Elliot Philipp died on 27th September, 2010 at the age of 95. Born on 20th July 1915 to Oscar and Clarisse Philipp in Stoke Newington, London, Elliot Philipp was educated at Warwick House and St.Paul’s School… At the start of World War II, only a month after qualifying, Elliot left his first appointment at the Middlesex Hospital, to join the RAF. With Bomber Command in East Anglia, based at Feltwell and Mildenhall, he was responsible for those medical centres, by the end of hostilities holding the rank of Squadron Leader.

My post ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’ discusses organised abuse in East Anglia. Sir Lincoln Ralphs  and his wife were involved with the organisations perpetrating abuse in numerous ways; Sir Lincoln Ralphs somehow managed to establish Wymondham College – it still exists but is rather different now – a rather odd boarding school in Norfolk that sounded ripe for targeting pupils for sexual exploitation. Wymondham College was built on a disused RAF base and Ralphs so clearly had entered into some very questionable arrangements to establish the school. Dafydd’s mate Lord David Ennals, MIND bigwig, Minister under Richard Crossman and Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1976-79, saw the land of opportunity that was Norfolk and served as the Labour MP for Norwich North, 1974-83, after he lost his previous seat of Dover. See previous posts.

He was offered a long term commission in the RAF to stay as a doctor and medical researcher but declined, returning to the Middlesex Hospital, and Addenbrokes Hospital where he had been a clinical student… Elliot was writing books and newspaper articles. His first, for which he had help from his distant relative, Sigmund Freud, was The Technique of Sex, first published in 1939. At a time when such guides were few and far between, it became a best seller with numerous editions over the next 40 years.

It probably only became a best seller in later years; the volume will have been considered unacceptable in 1939. People were still scrapping over Lady Chatterley in the early 1960s…

In 1950 he became medical correspondent of The News Chronicle. The following year, he gained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons and started working privately in Harley Street. He also joined the staff of Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, as Junior Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology a demanding job for a small department that covered a large area dominated by the Ford Motor Co.

The car industry was the centre of a great deal of politicking and even corrupt deals between Gov’t, the unions and business; a Top Doctor working in an area dependent upon Ford would be party to much information. Ford was not known for its worker-friendly practices and the sociologist Huw Beynon became well-known for his book ‘Working For Ford’ which described the strategies that the production workers at Ford adopted to make their work a bit more bearable.

The position gave him the opportunity to undertake research in relation to blood groups and Rhesus factor. His private practice was growing too, particularly among the French community since he spoke fluent French and German. He became the official gynaecologist to the French and several other embassies, worked part time at the French Hospital in Shaftesbury Avenue, and was responsible for the opening of the French Dispensary As a result of this and similar work he was awarded the French Legion d’Honneur…

The children’s ward in the French Hospital in the late 1970s was sponsored by GOSH.

He retired from the National Health Service in 1980 but continued in private practice, seeing patients in Harley Street and operating until the age of 77. He continued writing books and articles, as well as lecturing until the age of 82…

He served as President of both the Medical Society of London and the Hunterian Society, and chaired the Historical Division of the Royal Society of Medicine, during which time he jointly wrote the History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He also jointly edited Scientific Foundations of Obstetrics and Gynaecology…

Elliot was an Associate Governor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was in particular keen to help Jewish educational charities, including Jews College and the Jewish Widows and Students Aid Trust, of which he was a trustee for over 50 years. He was a Mohel, performing circumcisions, as well as on the board of the Initiation Society. He regularly attended shiurim and other study groups.

He married Lucie Ruth Hackenbroch, in 1939, five weeks after meeting her. They remained happily married for nearly 50 years, until her death in 1988. They had two children, Ann who died in 1997, and Alan who survives him. In 1990 Elliot found a new companion, Lady Zdenka Bean, who pre-deceased him in January 2010. His greatest pleasure however was being with his grand-children and great grandchildren. He wrote an autobiography around 1987. Books written or edited by Elliot Philipp include:

  • (Under the name Anthony Havil) The Techniques of Sex 1939 and numerous subsequent editions
  • (as Victor Tempest) Near the Sun 1946
  • (As Philip Embey) Woman’s Change in Life: a Book for every Woman 1955
  • Hilton’s Rest and Pain 1950
  • From Sterility to Fertility 1957
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1961
  • Scientific Foundations of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1970 and later editions
  • Childbirth 1978
  • Overcoming Childlessness 1984
  • Safe Sex: The pleasure without the Pain 1987
  • The facts about the Menopause 1998
  • History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1995

PHILIPP, Elliot Elias. Also writes as Philip Embey, Anthony Havil, Victor Tempest. British, b. 1915. Genres: Medicine/Health, Sex, Biography. Career: Hon. Consultant, Royal Northern Hospital and City of London Maternity Hospital, 1980- (Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, 1964-80). Gynaecologist, French Dispensary, 1952-. Registrar and Sr. Registrar, University College Hospital, St. Thomas’s Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, and Middlesex Hospital, London, 1947-52; Consultant Gynaecologist, Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, Essex, 1952-64.

Publications: (with E.W. Walls) Hilton’s Rest and Pain, 1950; (with I.C. Rubin) Childless Marriage, 1957; From Sterility to Fertility, 1957; (with E. Wright) Easy Childbirth, 1961; From Sterility and Impotency to Fertility and Virility, 1962; (with E. Crisp) Midwifery for Nurses, 1962; Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Students, 1962; (with K.L. Gearing) The Student Nurse in the Operating Theatre, 1964; (with R. Forbes) Easier Childbirth, 1969; Having Your Baby, 1972; The Change of Life, 1977; Childlessness, 1978; Childbirth, 1978; (with G. Chamberlain) British Births 1970, vol. II, 1978; (with G.B. Carruthers) Infertility, 1980; Hysterectomy, 1982; Overcoming Childlessness; (with L. Hanna) Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization, 1987; Safe Sex, 1987; Caesareans, 1988; (with M. O’Dowd) A History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 1994; The Facts about the Menopause, 2nd ed., 2000. EDITOR: (with J. Barnes and M. Newton) Scientific Foundations of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 1970, 4th ed. (with M. Setchell) 1991; From Conception to Birth, 1972. TRANSLATOR: Dr. P. Vellay, Sex Development and Maternity, 1968; L. Pernaud, Nine Months to Motherhood, 1975; (with A.C. Pembroke) Dr J. Hewitt, M. Pelisse, and B.J. Danielle, Diseases of the Vulva, 1991. AS PHILIP EMBEY: Woman’s Change of Life, 1955; (co-author) You and Your Baby, 1957. AS ANTHONY HAVIL: The Technique of Sex, 1939, 7th ed., 1985; Talks on a Vital Subject, 1941; The Aspect of Sex in Marriage, 1946 (vol. II of The Technique of Sex); Birth Control and You, 1951; The Making of a Woman, 1969. AS VICTOR TEMPEST: Near the Sun, 1946. Address: 166 Rivermead Ct, Ranelagh Gardens, London SW6 3SF, England.

Philipp co-authored with a number of people involved with the Westminster Paedophile Ring eg. Josephine Barnes, who was not only involved herself but was married to Ted Heath’s friend and personal physician, Sir Brian Warren, who was also facilitating the ring. See ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’

Marcus Setchell wrote the obituary for Philipps that was published in the BMJ. Sir Marcus Edward Setchell (born 4 October 1943) is the former Surgeon-Gynaecologist to Lilibet’s Royal Household. Setchell was educated at Felsted School and at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and undertook his clinical training at Barts.

In 1975 Setchell became the consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician at Barts and also at Homerton Hospital following its opening in 1986, holding both positions until 2000. Setchell was a consultant at: Whittington Hospital (2000–08); King Edward VII Hospital for Officers; Director of the Fertility Unit at the Portland Hospital (1987–94): Medical Director of the Homerton Hospital (1994–97); a consultant at The London Clinic (1975-2014). His last position before retirement from the NHS in 2008 was as consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Whittington Hospital, London. See previous posts for the patient harm, scandal and fuckwittery that has prevailed at the hospitals in which Marcus Setchell worked.

Setchell was a Council member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 1994-2000, when Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain of St George’s was obliged to resign as President after being named in a medical research fraud scandal. What did not receive any publicity was Chamberlain’s key role in the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See post ‘Now Then…’ Setchell was a Council Member of King Edward VII Hospital, who’s Chairman was Lord Simon Glenarthur. Simon Glenarthur was a Director of the MDU when the MDU were supplying solicitors and barristers to Dafydd and Tony and Sadie Francis to act against me, although the MDU knew that Dafydd and the Drs Francis had perjured themselves on every occasion and were involved with serious criminality. Glenarthur was the junior Health Minister who was responsible for purchasing blood products from the US that were known to be infected and which have so far led to the death of many NHS patients and will lead to many more deaths. Marcus Setchell is a Trustee of the charidee Wellbeing of Women, which was established by Sir George Pinker, Setchell’s predecessor as Surgeon-Gynaecologist to the Royals, who has not always prioritised the wellbeing of women. See post ‘Wimmin’s Wellbeing – The Fortnum and Mason Connection’.

Having replaced Sir George Pinker as Surgeon-Gynaecologist to Lilibet in 1990, Setchell delivered the daughter of Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Lady Louise Windsor, at Frimley Park Hospital – the first Royal Child to be delivered at an NHS hospital – and also delivered Viscount James Severn, Louise’s younger brother. There were very serious complications during Louise’s birth and mother and baby were lucky to live; I am not convinced that the public were ever told the truth about why Sophie and the baby found themselves at such high risk. Setchell also cared for Sophie after her ectopic pregnancy in 2001 and assisted with the Duchess of Cornwall’s hysterectomy. In December 2012, Setchell attended Princess Kate Middleton while she was pregnant and he delivered Prince George in 2013. 

In 2008 Alan Farthing was appointed to assist and to succeed Setchell as the Queen’s Surgeon-Gynaecologist. Alan Farthing is even better known as the man who was engaged to Jill Dando when she was assassinated.

 

Elliot Philipp’s second wife Lady Zdenka Bean was the mother of the High Court judge and Law Lord David Bean, by Zdenka’s first husband Sir George Bean QC. David Michael Bean (born 25 March 1954) was educated at St Paul’s School and studied law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. In July 1976, Bean was called to the Bar at Middle Temple; Ronnie Waterhouse was a member of Middle Temple. Like Ronnie, David became a Bencher at Middle Temple. Ronnie was Treasurer of Middle Temple. Last month (Jan 2019) David became Treasurer of Middle Temple. David Bean was Chairman of the Bar Council in 2002.

In 1992 Bean was appointed Assistant Recorder and then in March 1996, Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit. On 19 July 2004, Bean was appointed a High Court judge. From 2007 to 2010, he served as the presiding judge of the South Eastern Circuit. From October 2010 to March 2014, Bean was a Commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Commission. On 1 October 2014, Bean was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal. David Bean was appointed to the Privy Council in 2014. In August 2015, he became Chairman of the Law Commission. On 4 November 2015 David Bean was made an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Experts in recognition of his contribution to The Academy’s Judicial Committee and work for Expert Witnesses.

Along with Cherie, Sir David Bean was a founding member of Matrix. Bean specialised in employment and discrimination law, education and public law.

David Bean wrote a column in ‘The Guardian’, published in March 2002, under the category of ‘crime’, entitled ‘Sir David Bean Replies To Sir John Stevens’, John Stevens being the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, 2000-05:

Sir John Stevens made an extraordinary speech this week. It came as a surprise to me, because he has always previously been a serious and respected contributor to the criminal justice debate. But I have little doubt that his speech, like others made recently by members of the Association of Chief Police Officers, is designed to influence the Government as it prepares to introduce legislation later this year to reform the criminal justice system.The Sun is highly influential with the Government, so Sir John really hit the jackpot when The Sun’s front page was taken up with the headline “Justice is a Joke: Britain’s Top Cop Savages our Soft, Pathetic Courts”.

But are our courts really so soft and pathetic? The prison population in England and Wales has now reached 70,000 for the first time in our history. We imprison a higher proportion of the population than any other Western European country except Portugal and Turkey. I do not believe that this because the British are more wicked than the French, Germans, Spaniards, Italians and so on. Rather it suggests to me that our judiciary have a relatively stringent sentencing policy.

A good example is the recent decision by the Lord Chief Justice about robbery of mobile phones. He laid down that save in quite exceptional circumstances a defendant, even a teenager of previous good character, who takes a mobile phone from someone else by force should receive a sentence of at least 18 months. Nothing soft or pathetic about that.

After reading the articles about Sir John’s speech I decided to get an up to date report from the battle front. Yesterday I spoke to two Circuit Judges at a busy London Crown Court. Or rather, it is usually a busy Crown Court. In the last three weeks it has not been as busy as usual. Of the 57 cases listed for trial, 11 (that is 1 in 5) have not gone ahead because of some fault on the part of the prosecution. In no less than 4 of these, the Senior Judge at the Court tells me, the reason was that police witnesses failed to turn up.

This was presumably because they had not been warned: it can hardly be because they were intimidated. In another 3 cases the prosecution had problems with CCTV recordings. In another 2 the case had to be discontinued because the evidence necessary to sustain the charge had not been served. Moving from London to the Midlands, last month there was the shocking case at Lincoln Crown Court where a very serious charge was thrown out by Mr Justice Newman because of police malpractice. Of course cases can go wrong for many reasons, some of which lie at the door of the defence, but it is quite wrong to overlook failings on the prosecution side.

We have heard some extreme claims from police spokesmen in recent days, and in my view it is time to inject some balance into the debate. In any civilised society criminal charges must be proved beyond reasonable doubt for there to be a conviction. This is not a “game”, nor is the process an “adventure playground” for lawyers.

None of us wants a police state, where the knee jerk response to a crime is, to follow the phrase in the film Casablanca, “round up the usual suspects”. We have seen too many miscarriages of justice to allow that. If we did unbalance the scales of justice we would, before long, be on the slippery slope to a police state.

Barristers prosecute and defend in equal numbers. They, like anyone else, want to be part of a system that convicts the guilty and acquits the innocent.

We should get some facts straight too. Juries and magistrates can already be told about a defendant’s previous convictions where these are relevant in law. The Law Commission last year produced some interesting and thoughtful proposals to extend that somewhat but not to allow all previous convictions to be admitted as a matter of course.

Sir John complains of intimidation of vulnerable witnesses, and in my view he is right about this. Later this year, after a three year delay, the relevant sections of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 are being brought into force which will allow the courts to take special measures to protect vulnerable witnesses, for example by allowing evidence to be given behind a screen. I do not know whether the blame for the three year delay lies with the Home Office or with the Treasury, but it certainly does not lie with defence lawyers.

Court buildings are being adapted to prevent intimidation, though I do share the view that more needs to be done in this respect, especially in Magistrates’ Courts. Even some recently built courts do not have adequate facilities to separate prosecution witnesses from the defendant’s witnesses, family and friends. Again, this is not the fault of defence lawyers.

Many simple cases could be brought to trial more quickly, so that there would be less need for argument about release on bail. The Bar Council also supports the recommendation of Lord Justice Auld that the prosecution should be given the right to appeal against the grant of bail by Magistrates.

There are challenges for the police too, not least to investigate crime better, so that the prosecution has reliable evidence to put before the court.

Blaming the lawyers is not a sensible answer to the Home Secretary’s calls for reform of the working practices of the Metropolitan Police: though it is certainly an ingenious tactic for deflecting his criticism of them.

When David Bean wrote this, he was, or was shortly to be, Chairman of the Bar Council. It sounds entirely reasonable, an article written by a level headed person, wishing to see all parties in Court treated fairly. However David writes as though endemic wrongdoing and miscarriages of justice were things in the past. They are not, they are very much alive and kicking, in north Wales and elsewhere. When David Bean was writing that piece, there was yet another huge conspiracy underway to frame me for a serious offence that resulted in my arrest some months later. Bean was Chairman of the Bar Council when I was arrested and charged, after industrial scale perjury on the part of some eight NHS staff and a police officer. They were told what to do by a collection of corrupt NHS managers, Top Docs and lawyers. A bent judge, Huw Daniel, who was a personal friend of Dafydd and other members of the gang, as was Daniel’s father (see post ‘Tan yn Llyn’), presided over the case. So keen was someone to ensure that Huw Daniel would be the presiding judge that the Court list was amended at Daniel’s request…

Previous posts (eg. ‘Interesting Happenings In The Legal System’ and ‘Even more Confusion Regarding Those Legal Conundrums’) have described the case in detail; how the case collapsed on the first day of the trial, how Huw Daniel breached the law himself in open Court, how charges of ‘threats to kill’ were replaced with the lowest category of public order offence, for which Daniel gave me the heaviest sentence possible and then told lies to journalists about my ‘harassment’ of the family of Alun Davies, a corrupt NHS manager, which were then obediently printed by the local papers…

When I did my community service I met a young man who had found himself prosecuted and then given the heaviest sentence possible by Huw Daniel after this young man had angrily confronted a probation officer about a solicitor in Caernarfon who was sexually abusing underaged boys. See post ‘Discussions On The Minibus – And A Revealing Letter’.

In March 1997 Huw Daniel, while sentencing Keith Laverack the former Director of Cambridgeshire Social Services in Chester Crown Court for his Perverted Lusts, lifted an order that the police had obtained preventing the naming of a number of other defendants who were due to stand trial as part of a big paedophile ring; the police were of the opinion that if they were named, the police investigation into the wider ring would be put in jeopardy. Daniel lifted the order nonetheless, the other defendants were named and the whole investigation was put at risk, as no doubt were witnesses. See post ‘Oliver!’.

Daniel sabotaged that investigation three months after the Waterhouse Inquiry opened. On one occasion after this, Huw Daniel was praised in ‘The Sun’ for Being A No Nonsense Judge.

The No Nonsense Judge Who Sank A Police Investigation Into A Paedophile Ring:

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Some three years ago I discovered that days after my case in front of Daniel, the PNC had been illegally amended to show a falsified record of criminal offences against my name and that Chester Court was in possession of a forged certificate of indictment stating that I had pleaded guilty to violent disorder at Caernarfon Crown Court in front of Daniel. I have never been charged with violent disorder. In 2008, Martin Jones, the then Chief Exec of the NW Wales NHS Trust, wrote me a letter in which he stated that in 2004 I had pleaded guilty to violent disorder and this made me a danger to his staff. I replied to Martin saying that I had done no such thing and asked him to explain further. I heard no more. Neither have I heard any more from the North Wales Police’s legal dept after contacting them several times about all this more than two years ago.
David Bean will have been aware of the number of psych patients being charged for ‘attacking staff’ at the insistence of the NW Wales NHS Trust at the time. Some of those people went to prison and one young man died in his cell hours after arriving. His wife thought that he was still in the Hergest Unit, where he had been sectioned. Lies were told about patients who had complained about staff aggression and evidence was fabricated. It happened to me and I was shown documentation demonstrating that it had happened to other people. I was told that the police and the magistrates were deeply concerned at the number of sectioned patients who were appearing in Court on ludicrous charges mounted by the NW Wales NHS Trust. The Trust had originally wanted me prosecuted for telling Alun Davies’s secretary over the phone that he was a fat idiot. The police flatly refused to arrest me for this so Davies rang them back and told them that I’d threatened to kill him…
There has been no investigation into any of these matters.
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On 14 March 2016 David Bean in his capacity as Chairman of the Law Commission, wrote to Robert Neill MP, the Chairman of the Justice Select Committee, in response to questions raised by David Hanson MP at the Select Committee hearing on 2 March relating the the ‘implementation of our work’. Bean observes that he expects a substantial law reform project to take three years…
David Hanson is the MP for Delyn in north east Wales. When I was arrested in 2002 for ‘threats to kill’, Hanson had recently been appointed PPS to Miranda. Hanson was still in that post in 2004 when the case collapsed against me in Court, when the PNC was unlawfully altered and when that certificate of indictment was forged. Before becoming an MP, Hanson was a Councillor in Cheshire while the paedophile ring operated in north Wales/Cheshire. Hanson’s wife Margaret worked as a family and children’s social work team leader in Cheshire and doubled up as a Cheshire Councillor.
After Merfyn Jones was forced out of his role as Chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board by a group of Top Docs and NHS managers who conspired to allow patients to die to cause a public scandal (see post ‘The Point Is To Change It’), Margaret Hanson was appointed Vice-Chair of the Health Board. Although the Top Docs weren’t trying to bring her down, under Hanson’s mismanagement death rates soared, the Board effectively went bankrupt and was placed in special measures following the biggest scandal involving the abuse of mental health patients that there has ever been in the UK. Margaret remained in post. No questions have been asked.
For more info on the Hansons, see previous posts, including ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part II’.
In March 2017, Elin Jones, Presiding Officer of the Welsh Assembly Gov’t, tweeted a pic of her being ‘pleased to meet Sir David to discuss the work of the Law Commission’. Ministers of the Welsh Assembly Gov’t and Theo Huckle QC, the former Counsel General for Wales (see post ‘Theo Huckle QC’), consistently ignored stacks of documentary evidence that I presented to them demonstrating serious organised crime at work in the NHS and Social Services in north Wales.
What is the point of these two?
Elin Jones is a former Aberystwyth Town Councillor and she thinks that she still is one. Elin does not understand that running a country is a rather different matter. Elin grew up in Lampeter when the paedophile ring in West Wales with links to Dafydd’s gang was busy and she went to Cardiff and Aberystwyth Universities, which were every bit as responsible for facilitating organised abuse as UCNW.
 Sir George Bean, Zdenka’s first husband and Sir David’s father, was a barrister and High Court judge. Sir George gets a mention in the ‘history’ section of the website of Temple Garden Chambers:

The precise date on which Chambers was founded has been lost in time, but can be traced at least to the end of the Second World War. David Maxwell Fyfe KC was Attorney-General at the end of the War and became the main UK prosecutor at Nuremburg. When he returned to the Bar he practised, together with his then junior John Barrington, from 1 Temple Gardens. David Maxwell Fyfe was appointed Lord Chancellor (as Lord Kilmuir) in 1954: John Barrington was appointed a County Court Judge. In the same year the depleted set was joined by a group led by John Thompson QC (later Mr Justice Thompson). He was the editor of Redgrave’s Factories Acts and was the doyen of the Personal Injury Bar. This was the start of Chambers’ recognition as experts in this class of work.

John Thompson was appointed a High Court Judge in 1961. Over the years he has been succeeded as Head of Chambers by George Bean QC (later Mr Justice Bean), Colin Fawcett QC, Hugh Carlisle QC, Guy Sankey QC, Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Ian Burnett QC (now The Rt Hon Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales), Nigel Wilkinson QC, Robin Tam QC and currently Keith Morton QC. Patrick Mayhew QC (later Lord Mayhew of Twysden)  followed in Maxwell Fyfe’s footsteps as Attorney-General (and later becoming Secretary of State for Northern Ireland), as did Dominic Grieve QC.

Readers may recognise some of the above names from previous posts. David Maxwell Fyfe aka Dai Bananas was one of the big legal figures from a previous era who ruled supreme when Ronnie Waterhouse was a young barrister and toadying to the best. Dai Bananas, despite being of great seniority, was happy to act as Counsel for an associate of Dafydd, a farmer in north Wales who was embroiled in a minor dispute with the County Council. See previous posts.

‘We’re the paedophiles’ friends and you can’t get us.’

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Sir Patrick Mayhew was the AG who authorised a number of contempt of court prosecutions against me, although he, the MDU and the barristers and solicitors employed by the MDU, all knew that Drs Tony and Sadie Francis had perjured themselves when giving evidence. Those cases were during the North Wales Police investigation into a possible paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire. The letters that I had written, which were presented as evidence of my ‘harassment’ of various people, contained the full details of serious crimes against patients, including names of victims and offenders, the location and dates of the crimes. All that information was ignored while it was stressed that my ‘numerous letters’ constituted ‘continual harassment’ of Top Docs and NHS managers.

Mayhew had previously worked as a barrister for the MDU and as a GMC assessor. Mayhew was involved in the 1970s case of paedophile child psychiatrist Dr Morris Fraser, whom the GMC allowed to continue practising after he was convicted of a sex offence against a child. See previous posts.

This was not a matter of a sad and lonely Morris Fraser committing one offence in isolation or, as was claimed so often, Top Docs in north Wales crumbling under the strain of naughty old me writing a lot of letters. This was a huge network of sex offenders who were targeting kids in care and vulnerable adults by using their positions as health and social care professionals. I am still not entirely sure how many of them were actually assaulting people themselves; some of them definitely were, the others knew that they were and were facilitating those assaults, including the women in the network.

As for the lawyers, I understand that professionals work closely together and they will all know each other, but a long hard look at who worked with who and on which cases and the evidence that simply was ignored can only lead one to conclude that there was serious institutional corruption at work among the legal and medical profession. A number of people, including the former President of the BMA Dr John Marks and Professor Nigel Eastman, the forensic psychiatrist at St George’s Hospital Medical School – both of whom were involved in my case – were doubly qualified as barristers and Top Doctors. There is no way that they missed the enormity of what was going on, they were fully on board. See previous posts for info on John Marks and Nigel Eastman.

Chambers’ work has broadened with appointments to the Treasury Panels of civil practitioners.  Members of Chambers were instructed in the Railway Inquiries and subsequent litigation and became recognised as leading players in prosecutions under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which cases began in the 1990s.  The Treasury work has widened to include all aspects of public law, including immigration and anti-terrorism.

Chambers’ size has increased from its initial handful and it has taken on extra accommodation. In 2010 the opportunity was taken to reposition the Clerks’ Room in Harcourt Buildings and this led to it being renamed as Temple Garden Chambers. The success and growth of Chambers will continue.

Lord David Bean:

Older readers might remember the ‘Not The Nine O Clock News’ sketch in which the judge is presiding over a theft trial; the items stolen were a digital watch, an automatic video recorder and a de luxe model inflatable sex doll. The judge has to interrupt the prosecution to ask what a digital watch is, then to ask what an automatic video recorder is, although he is aware that the de luxe model is the one with the real hair…
Sir George Bean (who died in 1973) was an old boy of the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys, which closed in 1985 but educated many people who achieved eminence in their chosen fields. The most famous old boys are Paul McCartney and George Harrison. Many former pupils are proud of their old school and there is much networking and the doing of mutual favours. Old boys include:

Prof. James Peden BARBER (1931 – 2017) Prof. Political administration. Pro Vice-Chancellor, Open University. Master, Hatfield College, Durham University.

Dr. Sandy BRADBROOK (1945 – ) Serves as Interim Acting Chief Executive Officer and Director of Heart of Birmingham Primary Care Trust. Dr. Bradbrook began his career in industry before joining the NHS in 1985. He joined Wigan Health Authority as a District General Manager and ended as Chief Executive of the local NHS Trust, before becoming as a management consultant working particularly in primary care. In 2001, Dr Bradbrook was appointed as Chief Executive of Birmingham Children’s Hospital, which subsequently progressed from one to three stars in successive years. Most recently, he was asked to undertake the role of Project Director of the Black Country Review, looking at all aspects of health and social care in the four Black Country boroughs. Now retired but still active as Chairman of the Children’s University. Dr. Bradbrook is married to a rector in the Church of England; they have three children. Bradbook is a colleague of Dafydd’s pal Robert Bluglass, who concealed the criminality of the gang in north Wales and dominated the NHS in Birmingham for years. See previous posts.

Sir Samuel Rickard CHRISTOPHERS (1873 – 1978) Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. See also Wikipedia and in the Feb. 1939 School Magazine Old Boys’ Section.

Sir Albert James Macqueen CRAIG (1924 – 2017)

Prof. John Davies EVANS (1925 – ) Archaeologist.

Sir Frank Chalton FRANCIS (1901- 1988)

Eric GLOVER (1935 – ) Banking.

David Michael HARRIS (1943 – ) QC & judge,

Glyn Tegai HUGHES (1923 – ) Glyn Tegai Hughes is a member of Dafydd’s network and has featured in previous posts.

His Honour John Edward JONES (1914 – ) Judge

Air Vice-Marshal John Maurice JONES (1931 – )

Sir Timothy R.A. KING CB, BSc, M.D, J.P. (1949 – ?) Vice President of Royal Council of Surgery. Member of GMC. Introduced inter-tracheal anaesthesia into England, first to give a blood transfusion in Liverpool. See also the Sep. 1939 School Magazine Old Boys’ Section.

Henry Lazarus LACHS (1927 – ) Judge

Walter Barrington LELLO (1931 – 2012)

John McCABE (1939 – 2015

Stuart McDOWALL (1926 – )

Prof. Eric William MILLS (1920 – )

Sir David John OWEN (1874 – 1941) Author and various posts up to Director of the Port of London Authority. See also the Aug. 1941 School Magazine Old Boys’ Section.

Sir Edward Herbert RITSON (1892 – 1981)

Sir David ROBERTS Co founder of the National Library of Wales. See also the Feb. 1940 School Magazine Old Boys’ Section.

John Arthur ROBERTS (1917 – )

Prof. Andrew John WALLARD (1945 – )

Sir Frederick Arthur WHITAKER (1893 – 1968)

Dr. Tony ZALIN (1942 – )

Derek Hatton, the former Deputy Leader of the Labour (Militant) Group on Liverpool City Council, is a former LI schoolboy. Degsy left LI in 1964 and disliked the school. It was however the Chair of the Educational Committee who decided to close the school, Dominic Brady. Degsy received all the publicity in those days, but the Leader of Liverpool City Council at the time was John Hamilton. Hamilton was a Quaker and a Bachelor who had not been blessed with children, although he took a keen interest in children, young people and schools. John Hamilton was nearly killed when his house spontaneously combusted just a few weeks before the publication of the Waterhouse Report. See post ‘These Sharks Are Crap As Well’.

The LI closed in 1985 and in 1987 it was announced that the LI Trust (under control of Liverpool Council’s Education Department) would grant use of the building and site to a new educational establishment. After the school’s closure, Paul McCartney – Ronnie Waterhouse’s neighbour when they both lived in St John’s Wood – returned one night to reminisce about his school days, at about the time when Mary Wynch’s successful appeal to the Master of the Rolls received extensive press coverage . McCartney was determined to save the building and during a conversation with Sir George Martin, the idea of a ‘fame school’ emerged; at the time Martin was helping Mark Featherstone-Witty start a London secondary school with an innovative curriculum. McCartney and Featherstone-Witty joined forces to create the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). The new company took over the Liverpool Institute Trust established in 1905. See previous posts for further details of Martin, Featherstone-Witty and McCartney establishing LIPA.

The building was rebuilt and re-opened in 1996 under LIPA’s name. This new institute is currently affiliated with Liverpool John Moores University. John Hamilton had been a Governor of John Moores University when it was still Liverpool Poly. Cherie served as Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University. My post ‘Meet The Family’ provides details of the Grantchester, Littlewoods and Moore families who have been so influential in Liverpool as well as their links to Dafydd and his circle.

Liverpool’s Art College had its origins as part of the Liverpool Institute. The Art College took in talented students, often without formal academic credentials (e.g. John Lennon) and the College eventually became part of the Liverpool Poly in 1970 and later in 1992  Liverpool John Moores University. Music and musical performances were a constant theme throughout the life of the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys. Famous old boys who led musical careers include:

See previous posts for details of the death of Brian Epstein, who died from an overdose of barbiturates without it seems being warned how lethal they were, while the Beatles were staying over in Bangor with their guru. Epstein, who was known to use rent boys, was distressed but was left alone with toxic drugs; he was supposed to be joining the Beatles in Bangor but never arrived.

A few other former pupils of Liverpool Institute:

Name Joined/left Born/died Known for
Francis Neilson-Butters 1867–1961 MP for the Hyde Division of Cheshire 1910–1916. Writer and historian.
Prof John Hay 1873–1959 former President of the Royal Microscopical Society, and former Professor of Medicine at the University of Liverpool
Sydney Silverman c. 1911–1915 1895–1968 Labour MP from 1935–68 for Nelson and Colne.
James Laver 1899–1975 Art historian
Arthur Askey 1911–1916 1900–1982 Comedian and broadcaster.
Sir Malcolm Knox 1900–80 Professor of Moral Philosophy from 1936–53 at the University of St Andrews, and Principal of the University from 1953–66
Sir Frank Francis 1901–1988 Director of the British Museum, 1959–1968
Lindley M. Fraser 1904–63 Jaffrey Professor of Political Economy from 1935–40 at the University of Aberdeen, Head of German and Austrian Services at the BBC from 1946–63
Frank Redington 1906–84 Head Boy 1925; Cambridge University (Wrangler); Chief Actuary of Prudential Insurance 1951–1968; Winner of the Gold Medal of the Institute of Actuaries in honour of “actuarial work of pre-eminent importance”.
Prof William Kneale 1906–90 White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford, 1960–6. Author of Probability and Induction
Alan Robertson 1920–89 Chemist. Animal breeding and genetics
Alan Durband 1938–1944 1927–93 Pupil who returned as a teacher, one of the founders of the Liverpool Everyman Theatre and the New Shakespeare Theatre, Liverpool
Ronald Oxburgh, Baron Oxburgh 1942–1952 1932– Chair of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, 2003 to 2005.
Peter Sissons 1953–1961 1942– News broadcaster
Steve Norris 1956–1963 1945– MP for Oxford East,1983–1987; Epping Forest, 1988–1997. Conservative candidate for London Mayoralty, 2000 and 2004.
Bill Kenwright 1957–1964 1945– Theatre impresario

My post ‘Workers Play Time’ described how big names from the Liverpool Everyman theatre came to the rescue of Theatr Clwyd some years ago when it faced closure. Saving a theatre sounds great, but the history of Theatr Clwyd in intriguing. It is a splendid creation, in the small town of Mold in a rural area of north east Wales. Theatr Clwyd was one of the grandiose projects of the former Chief Exec of Clwyd County Council, T.M. Hadyn Rees, a friend of Ronnie Waterhouse’s. See post ‘Ain’t Nothing Clean – Not Even The Welsh Calvinistic Methodists’.

While Hadyn Rees built Theatr Clwyd and Mold Law Courts, kids in the care of Clwyd County Council were gang raped and sold for sex, to, among other people, celebs in Liverpool. After the building of Theatr Clwyd, the Council’s coffers were empty and no-one could explain why; public services were minimal and there was certainly no money spent on the kids in care or Empowered Service Users. Clwyd County Council was bailed out repeatedly as it faced cash crises over the following years. Theatr Clwyd almost closed down several times, but was saved at the final hour…

There was an almighty row at one point because the council tax for Clwyd was not just the highest in Wales but was on a par with the high spending loony left councils in London. There were still no public services in Clwyd. However there was a really good theatre which was never frequented by kids in care, but it did run a youth theatre which set some of the children of the middle classes up in acting careers. eg. Rhys Ifans, a friend of Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals who was himself the son of Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council. See previous posts for info on Rhys and Gruff.

Bums on seats? Well Rhys Ifans and his friends loved Theatr Clwyd and look at them now! Not that they are anywhere near north Wales now that they are world famous luvvies.

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The Headmasters of the Liverpool Institute were well-qualified and well-connected; a number of them had close links to Wales. The more recent Headmasters were:

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To return now to Lord Snowdon and the death of the unfortunate Ann Hills.
An article about Lord Snowdon’s complex love life in his twilight years written by Anne de Courcy – it was an extract from her then recently published biography of Snowdon – appeared in the Mail Online, 2008 and it provided further information about the circumstances of Ann’s death:

‘Just after Christmas 1996, Tony Snowdon phoned his secret lover of 20 years, Ann Hills, announcing himself as usual by a coded name in case anyone was listening in. He was responding to a message from her, but she did not pick up and so he left one of his own: he would love to see her over the holiday period, but it was not possible. He ended: ‘Chin up!’

The new year began, and Lucy, Tony’s wife [Lucy Mary Lindsay-Hogg], was at their home in Launceston Place, Kensington, waiting to leave for the airport; she was off on holiday to India. The bell rang, and she opened the door, thinking it was the taxi she had ordered. A man stepped forward and said: ‘I need to speak rather urgently with Lord Snowdon.’ Tony was downstairs in his studio as usual. Lucy called him, her taxi arrived and she left, leaving Tony with the visitor. The man came to the point: he was a newspaper reporter, Ann Hills was dead – she had killed herself – and he had learned of the message left on her answering machine.

A deeply shocked and distressed Tony told the reporter: ‘Ann was terribly nice and great fun. I never thought she would take her own life. I’ve seen her on and off over the years and never talked about her private life at all.’ When the reporter told him that his paper was aware of his long sexual relationship with Ann, he put his hand up to his face and said only, ‘Uh-huh. I’m not going to elaborate on this at all. She was a friend and it’s a very, very sad incident.’

But the reality was that he had been sleeping with her since the day in 1977 when she brazenly turned up on his doorstep and said she wanted to have an affair with him. This was after his separation from Princess Margaret but before his marriage to Lucy. Throughout his marriage, Tony and Ann saw each other regularly, and always in the greatest of secrecy. Though she had other lovers, Tony was always her priority, and, as the years went by, she longed for more openness and a greater commitment from him. But latterly, her life had gone into a downward spiral. She worked as a freelance journalist but had been sacked from a longstanding column in ‘The Guardian’. A live-in lover had broken up with her because she could not give him children, and her latest relationship was falling apart. She was 55 and hated the prospect of a dwindling succession of lovers as she aged.

As for Tony, she told a friend: ‘I’m feeling really p***ed off about this affair. At the best of times I don’t see him nearly enough. And at Christmas, naturally, he’s got to be with his family.’ Her Christmas was spent with her ex-husband and their grown up children. Then on December 29 she took her elderly father to the theatre. He was aware that his daughter’s self-esteem was at rock bottom.’She could not face not being a success at journalism,’ he said.’She also worried about the prospect of not having a man in her home.’ It was then that, desperately lonely, she rang asking Tony to call her, which he did – although no one knows if she ever actually picked up his last message.

On New Year’s Eve, a friend rang to invite Ann over, got her answering machine and felt worried. She contacted Ann’s father and together they went round to her mansion-block flat in Marylebone. On the kitchen table was a suicide note, telling of her problems and asking for a brooch Tony had given her to be given back to him, along with a note saying that she loved him. There was no sign of Ann, however, until her father went out on to the flat’s extensive roof terrace. It was a freezing night with a sprinkling of snow. Ann’s body was in a far corner by a chimney-stack, wearing a black dress and the stiletto heels she always wore to add height to her doll-like frame. Beside her lay an empty bottle of Moet et Chandon champagne and a china mug lined with the sediment of the massive dose of tranquillisers and pain killer that had killed her.

The police took away her diaries, and from these it was clear that the taking of her life was no spur-of-the-moment decision. She had always seen suicide as a way out. Six months earlier she had made a will and put all her affairs in order, but those who knew her were sure that nothing in her relationship with Tony, who had always been supportive of her, could have triggered her tragic end. At the inquest, notes from her diaries were read, revealing not only her tangled love life but also her deep feelings for Snowdon.  

The Press had a field day with the story. In India, Lucy picked up an English newspaper to learn that her husband had had a mistress for the whole of their married life – and before. It was a bombshell, and deeply wounding for her. Nor, on her return home, did Tony, who hated discussions of this kind, give her any sort of explanation. But worse was to come. ‘Most people in Tony’s life don’t know what’s going on in other areas,’ one of his assistants once told me. ‘He is brilliant at keeping a lot of balls in the air at once  –  but sometimes, they all crash. And then there’s massive fallout.’ It was about to be one of those moments.

One of Snowdon’s friends when interviewed about Ann’s death remarked that Snowdon wasn’t that concerned about it and ‘moved on’ remarkably quickly.

It seems that Ann’s decision to commit suicide had not been ‘a spur of the moment’ one then, at least according to the diaries that the police seized and removed. Although I doubt that anything that was made public about Ann’s death can be believed. If her body was found on the roof, glammed up in her best party frock on New Year’s Eve 1996, after a paracetamol overdose sometime after Dec 29 1996 when she saw her father and left the message on Snowdon’s answering machine, she had not had time to die of paracetamol poisoning and any toxicologist would have known that.

Porkies were told by everyone at every stage. If porkies were told by toxicologists/pathologists/coroners about the obvious such as cause of death, no Mills & Boon type speculation about 55 yr old women desperate for men to be living in their houses with them and therefore topping themselves on the spur of the moment can be believed.

We need to remember that Top Docs spout fiction about the living let alone the dead and they come into their own when speculating about the characters of their targets and their putative relationship difficulties. Before Tony Francis needed to construct me as a dangerous psychopath, he described me as having a small circle of very close longstanding friends. Within a year, when Francis was telling the BMA how dangerous I was and receiving advice from them as to how to fit me up for criminal offences, I had metamorphosed into someone with a severe personality disorder who could not form lasting relationships. Had my dead body been found, no inquest would have heard from my closet female friend whom I have known since I was 12 yrs old or of course Brown, whom I had been with since I was in the lower sixth.

Furthermore I watched people who entered the mental health system as open friendly people end up keeping very firmly to themselves after they found themselves threatened, bricks chucked at their windows and attempts made to set fire to their houses. Some people found that their pets were killed. It wasn’t the Stigma, it was the gang. If people did continue with any sort of half normal life, they often chose to keep a distance from anyone whom they did rate because they knew that the gang would go after them as well. The gang really loved targeting people’s children, that was their trump card. As F discovered.BMA AG (@bma_news) | Twitter

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The gang enjoy getting people the sack from jobs as well. No evidence is produced, but information is Shared In Confidence, often about the Possible Abuse Of A Child. Not the actual abuse of a child because that would involve at least a rigged court case, but the Possible Abuse Of A Child is a fantastic category because it means any old lie/bit of tittle-tattle/smear can be passed around without the target even knowing and it is usually highly effective at clearing the room when the target enters.

I understand that a lot of information in this category was Shared In Confidence about me; I don’t have children, so I expect that I abused someone else’s child but whose, I do not know. It can’t have been F’s, because the gang hijacked his baby at approx two weeks old and placed him with friends of the gang containing two people whom Gwynedd Social Services admitted were child abusers. Brown doesn’t have children either, but he did look after the children of two of his previous partners and information was Shared about Brown. Sharing didn’t do the trick in Brown’s case so Sylvia Grenalda wrote to the authorities at De Montfort University just after they had given Brown a Chair and told them that he was a Known Paedophile. See post’A Nasty, Ludicrous Poison Pen Letter’.

I don’t think that the gang have any idea how ridiculous they are. When Sylvia Grenalda wrote that letter to DMU, I said to Brown ‘well what was this letter like?’ and Brown said ‘it was the sort of letter that a social worker might write’. Brown’s brother laughed as long and hard as he used to in the days when we took the piss out of Dafydd and said ‘have they really tried to smear Brown by writing to his VC and telling them that Brown’s a nonce?’

Yes and furthermore they sent Merfyn the VC of Bangor my medical records to let him know how dangerous I was. Before they killed Nerys.

Can there be any other gangsters on earth as daft and entertaining as Dafydd’s gang?

I’ve been told that north Wales is a Community In Pain because of this blog. It’ll be business as usual then, the gang can continue with their Mindfulness breaks at Trigonos, the scented candles, the massages and footspas that they resorted to so often as they threatened us, had us arrested and perjured themselves in Court. Marjorie Dawes has nothing on the Caring social workers of Gwynedd.

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With regard to the death of Lord Snowdon’s mistress, we need to ask why Ann Hills was sacked from her long-standing job at ‘The Guardian’. Surely that is worthy of enquiry? ‘The Guardian’ has a track record of colluding with those involved with the Westminster Paedophile Ring and it was ‘The Guardian’ that published the article smearing Graham Day, the senior sociologist at Bangor University when the Gwerin opened fire on him in the 1990s re the row in which Merfyn’s late wife Nerys was caught in the cross-fire. See post ‘Badlands’. My post ‘Murder In Samarkand’ explained that Nerys had been in the cross-hairs of the Gwerin herself, particularly after an article that she wrote which appeared in ‘Prospect’ magazine on Feb 20 1997 made reference to impropriety on the part of staff in the halls of residence at Bangor University.

Not that Nerys was the only person in the thick of it in Bangor when Ann Hills was found dead. Readers might remember when it was that Patient F and I appeared before Caernarfon Magistrates and were acquitted after being charged on the basis of the perjury of the Angel Bridget Lloyd: Jan 1997. See previous posts. We had been charged some months before in 1996 and later discovered that Tony Francis had prepared a report before the case for the Court to assist them with sentencing WHEN we were found guilty. He recommended that F should be put on probation and that I should be sent to a secure psychiatric unit on the grounds of the danger that I presented to Top Docs and others. After we were acquitted, Gwynedd Community Health Trust refused to apologise for mounting the prosecution against us.

After we were charged in 1996, F was allocated Jeff Crowther, a psych nurse who had formerly worked as a nursing manager at Ysbyty Gwynedd, as his key worker. F’s usual key worker, the Hergest whistleblower, had been ordered off F’s case when we were charged and was told that he would face disciplinary action if he even spoke to either of us. The Gwynedd Community Health Trust refused to reinstate the Hergest whistleblower as F’s key worker after we were acquitted. By the time that Jeff was allocated as F’s key worker, Jeff was working with the drug and alcohol team on Anglesey, which was Dafydd’s domain. Jeff had been coming over to our house to see F, because after we were charged we were banned from the Hergest Unit and told that we’d be arrested if we went there.

Shortly after we were acquitted, one evening Jeff was due but didn’t turn up. He had dropped into his own house before coming to see us, only to see find his wife with a splitting headache. Jeff went to make her a cup of tea and upon returning to the sitting room found Lil collapsed on the floor. She died in Ysbyty Gwynedd later that night. Jeff was left a single parent, so on future visits to us he brought his daughter along with him as well. Then Jeff stopped visiting; he had to go into hiding because he had received murder threats from an addict.

Jeff remarried shortly after that and left north Wales.

Jeff knew what had happened to me – and F – at the hands of the gang and of course he knew the details of so much more of their wrongdoing as well. So did his late wife Lil; Lil had worked as a psych nurse, then did a PhD in UCNW in the Dept of Psychology when Dafydd gave the orders in that Dept. Lil then stayed on in the Dept after securing a job as a lecturer in approx 1988/89. Dafydd’s daughter Dwynwen was a PhD student in the Dept at the same time as Lil was a PhD student. Dwynwen’s degree wasn’t good enough for her to have been given a PhD place under normal circumstances but Dafydd worked a fiddle. When Dwynwen finished her PhD, she wanted to train as a clin psych, but didn’t receive an offer for a place on the course, so Dafydd told her that he’d fund her place at a private college in Exeter. Dafydd then tried to embezzle the money from UCNW to foot the bill.

Professor Fergus Lowe stopped him, which was how Fungus overthrew Dafydd’s influence and built up his own following in the School of Psychology from approx 1987 onward. The money that Dafydd tried to steal was the salary to fund Catherine Robinson’s post as a junior psychologist at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. Catherine took up the job in 1986/87 but ran a mile from Denbigh for reasons that she has never explained. Catherine kept quiet because she carried on working in the School of Psychology for Fungus, as did her then husband John Bailey. Catherine is now Professor Catherine Robinson of Bangor University, a social policy and mental health expert.

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All of the above were friends with Lil and Jeff at the time of Lil’s death and they knew about the very serious crime that Dafydd and the gang were perpetrating; everyone involved were witnesses who’s lips remained sealed, including throughout the Waterhouse Inquiry. Which opened in Jan 1996, just days after Ann Hills’s dead body had been discovered on her roof.

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Lord Snowdon established himself as a disability campaigner, on the basis of him contacting polio as a teenager and having difficulty walking for a long while as a result. Snowdon developed polio when he was staying at the family country seat near Caernarfon and he ended up having a long stay in the Liverpool Royal Infirmary as a result. Ann Hills undertook a lot of disability campaigning with Snowdon.

Anne de Courcey’s article about Snowdon provided an account of the Ugandan discussions that continued after Hills’s death:

Tony had been at a party to mark the centenary of the magazine Country Life. Its features editor was a young woman by the name of Melanie Cable-Alexander. Tony spotted her across the room and asked to be introduced. His interest in her was obvious; she was to be his nemesis. Melanie, daughter of a baronet, was a stylish, intelligent and attractive woman of 33 – the same age as Tony’s daughter Sarah…

Country Life had invited various eminent people to guest edit one of its weekly issues, and Tony, with his knowledge of photography and layouts, was a natural choice. Melanie was delegated to work alongside him. She felt an immediate sense of rapport with this good-looking older man sparkling with ideas and fun. As she lived in a flat only a few minutes’ walk from Launceston Place, it was convenient for her to drop by on the way to work if there was anything that needed discussing.

He signed his faxes to her ‘Snowdrop’ and called her ‘ Darling Melanie’ but the idea of an affair never entered her head. He was twice her age and married. He invited her to Old House, his much-loved country retreat in Sussex, and she had a pleasant lunch there with Tony, Lucy and their daughter Frances. But the next time he asked her down there, they were alone and he made it clear how attracted to her he was. A serious affair started, largely conducted at Old House, where friends treated them as a couple…

It was a shock for her to discover she was pregnant. It was ‘a mistake’, she said later and she would be bitterly hurt by suggestions from some of Tony’s friends that she had tried to trap him into marriage. Nervously she broke the news to Tony… He said it was entirely her decision as to whether or not she had the baby; if she decided to, he would stand by her. She didn’t know what to do. She was pregnant by someone extremely well known but who, to preserve his marriage, insisted on secrecy. What would be the effect on a child growing up with a Father who could not be acknowledged? She had no real home and not much money. Could she work and look after a child on her own? She tried discussing all this with Tony but it was the sort of conversation he simply would not have.

Eventually she decided that the opportunity to have a child by someone she loved overrode all other considerations… As her pregnancy became more obvious, one of her visits to Launceston Place prompted Lucy to ask Tony who the father was. 

‘Oh, some man…,’ he replied vaguely. ‘I think she had a one night stand.’ Lucy, who after the Ann Hills affair had realised just how practised her husband was at concealing the truth, was not convinced. For her part, Melanie had been telling him he should tell Lucy the truth… But instead he began to insinuate that perhaps the baby wasn’t his after all. Melanie was devastated at the implication.

Tony, either unconvinced about the paternity or hoping against hope, said they had better have DNA tests. These were done and proved without a shred of doubt that he was the father. One evening soon after the test results came back, Tony telephoned Melanie, and, instead of talking himself, put Lucy on the phone. She asked if the child Melanie was carrying was Tony’s. ‘I’m afraid it is, replied Melanie. ‘Thank you very much,’ said Lucy politely. ‘I just wanted to know the truth.’

Lucy’s love for Tony had been wholehearted… But now she felt utterly betrayed… She moved out of Launceston Place. Two weeks later, on April 30, 1998, Melanie’s son Jasper was born. Tony’s name was not on the birth certificate, and his involvement was not yet suspected. But gradually rumours began to spread. Melanie noticed she was being followed by journalists. One day Tony arrived to find Melanie and two photographers waiting outside the door. The story was out. With Lucy gone, Melanie and Tony could see each other more easily, and they did so. For Tony, sex, as always, was a motivating force. 

The article continued in this vein, with details of the complexities of Snowdon’s Ugandan discussions. What it particularly interesting is the identity of an old flame of Snowdon’s who also popped up at this time, towards the end of the Waterhouse Inquiry:

However, what neither Emmy nor Victoria knew was that Tony had taken yet another old friend as a lover. Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of SANE, the mental health charity she founded, had known Tony since she was a journalist accompanying him on photographic assignments at the Sunday Times back in the Seventies. 

My post ‘One Dangerous Fucker’ discusses Marjorie. Marjorie set up SANE in approx 1987, after the Gov’t announced its intentions to close all the long stay psych institutions, including the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. SANE was a charidee that was very unpopular with patients because Marjorie campaigned robustly for them to be locked up, explaining to the world that they knew that they were dangerous and were begging to be under lock and key. Marjorie conflated the alleged desires of the mentally ill to be banged up by Dafydd et al with the desperation of many people, patients as well as their families, to access care. At the time patients were indeed dying destitute on the streets, but Marjorie failed to explain that flatly refusing to care for them was a decision that had been taken by those caring Top Doctors with whom Marjorie aligned herself who knew that what patients really wanted was to be incarcerated without trial in Dafydd’s dungeon.

Previous posts have explained that from the 1960s the NHS was allocated funds to develop community facilities in place of long-stay institutions. NHS senior managers took the money but simply did not develop the facilities and no-one made them. This matter is discussed in Richard Crossman’s ‘Diaries’. Crossman, as Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1968-70, made money available and repeatedly met with Top Docs and senior NHS managers and told them to prepare to close the asylums by building up community facilities. They ignored him and told him that they would not waste money on ‘subnormals’. Although they kept the money. Brian Abel-Smith repeated the process in the 1970s, on a greater scale. Abel-Smith, the Gov’ts NHS adviser, made a substantial amount of money available to Health Authorities to develop community facilities. They took the money and no facilities materialised. See post ‘The Great Stink’.

Crossman and Abel-Smith were part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and they knew that the ring’s prey were kids in care who were banged up in psychiatric institutions if they refused to co-operate or indeed complained. The asylums were a vital part of the smooth operation of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. I am unclear if this is why Crossman and Abel-Smith didn’t challenge the Top Docs as they should have. Instead they just supplied more money, which was eagerly grabbed and were then told to take a running jump when they told the NHS to develop community facilities.

So the landscape in the late 1980s re mental health services was panic and meltdown. It was made clear by Gov’t that institutions like Denbigh would close and close very soon, but everyone knew that patients would die because there were no other facilities; the people doing the We Care bit were the people who had refused, over more than 20 years, to build the facilities needed. Campaigning Marjorie knew exactly what the score was because Marj was married to Top Doc Andrew Skarbek, a psychiatrist at UCL and in private practice who was facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts.

Marj launched SANE at about the same time that Esther launched her mental health campaign. I wrote to both Esther and Marjorie supplying details of Dafydd and the gang. I had no idea that Marj and Esther were both were close to people who knew Dafydd and his associates and not only did they fail to reply to me, but they let the gang know that I had written to them. Not that I needed to have bothered: I have been told that Esther’s mental health and child abuse campaigning and SANE were established to protect Dafydd and the gang by muddying the waters because of er Mary Wynch, Alison Taylor and me mouthing off… See previous posts.

Marj and SANE received massive free PR from across the whole media and she made a memorable appearance on Kilroy in 1993-94, with a studio audience heavily biased in favour of her who shouted down the nutters who Didn’t Know Their Own Minds, even though the nutters were saying ‘Do you know what goes on in those places?’ and asking ‘Where’s the documentary about that then Marjorie?’. Dafydd appeared on Kilroy at about the same time but not on the same edition as Marj. Kilroy was an LSE graduate from the era when the LSE was dominated by Brian Abel-Smith and other friends of Crossman’s who were members of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. After graduation Kilroy had worked as a lecturer at Liverpool University, Dafydd’s old alma mater, when it was run and staffed by Dafydd’s associates. Then Kilroy became a Labour MP for a Merseyside constituency… Robert Kilroy Silk knew all about Dafydd and Gwynne. See previous posts.

Marj had made her name as a ‘campaigning journo’ when she worked on ‘The Sunday Times’ and helped the people affected by thalidomide win a settlement in Court. What was not made clear to those who accepted the settlement was that it was wholly inadequate, that everyone except for them knew this and that it was part of a backroom deal done by Top Doctors, politicians and lawyers in Harold Wilson’s Gov’t, all of whom were concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring. The deal was linked to the rigging of the settlement which cheated the Aberfan families and the rigged libel case which Dafydd’s mate the Health Minister and President of MIND, Sir Kenneth Robinson, won against the Church of Scientology when they stated that psychiatrists were involved with offences against children and were experimenting on patients. They indeed were, but the Scientologists could not be allowed to win that case.

Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ detail how the Scientologists were lured into making the allegations in a TV debate, while Robinson and those we know and love were waiting to spring into action with a libel case. Ronnie Waterhouse was one of the lawyers who acted against the Scientologists. The Scientologists’ defence barrister later disappeared and was never ever seen again; Waterhouse and his mates spread an unfounded rumour that he’d swindled clients and run off with their money. He is probably in a motorway flyover somewhere. See previous posts.

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Not only was Marj married to Top Doc Andrew Skarbek, but she was as busy discussing Uganda as Lord Snowdon was. One of Marj’s long term bedfellows was Tom Marjerison, who worked for the security services and founded the ‘New Scientists’ and LWT. LWT subsequently employed Peter Mandelson and Geoffrey Chamberlain’s friend Cilla Black was LWT’s biggest star and most prized possession in the 1990s. I knew that Marj took up with Snowdon again when he was elderly but I didn’t realise that love bloomed during the Waterhouse Inquiry/just after the Waterhouse Report was published…

[Marj and Snowdon] went out on the road together for anything up to a fortnight working on stories about conditions in hospitals and mental homes. 

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Many of these assignments fell to her because plenty of her colleagues found Tony difficult to work with.

So Marj wrote the PR features on those caring Top Docs…

And Marjorie soon discovered why. ‘He would insist on being incognito, so I would ring up the hotel and tell them to expect Miss Wallace and Mr Smith. Then we would arrive and if they didn’t recognise him, his face was a study.’ He would sign in with a huge, flourishing ‘Snowdon’.

Don’t you know who I am???

In the car, he would always insist on having the window open, even when rain was coming in. ‘Could we have the window up, Tony?’ Marjorie asked once, with water pouring down her shoulder. ‘But if I close it, how on earth will they recognise me?’ answered a surprised Tony. She found Tony – as so many did- fascinating, endearing and maddening. And this is where he is now, a man in his late 70s who has two regular mistresses and still flirts with everyone from women to waiters.

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In Marjorie’s Hampstead Residence, casually posing in front of the expensive piano and photos of the Rich and Famous.

  • Before Andrew Skarbek left Marj for other women, leaving Marj all alone with only her other bedfellows for company, Marj used to serve sarnies to Skarbek’s private patients who rolled up to their house for analysis. So Marj had dirt on a lot of people.

Lord Snowdon’s female bedfellows, or at least those publicly acknowledged, since he was a young man, were usually the daughters of posh people who, like Ann Hills’ dad, were linked to the Westminster Swingers themselves. Like Ann, they were often quite vulnerable behind the stories of promiscuity and drugs and excessive 1960s living. Some of the parents really did not like Lord Snowdon and rifts with their daughters developed. On one occasion Lord Snowdon branched out and had a fling with a young Chinese woman which rather shook the Swingers around him.

Now that Snowdon is dead, there are a number of documentaries about him on You Tube, in which his now elderly former buddies, including Roger Gilliatt’s wife Mary, remember him. The picture that emerges is not one of a 1960s swinger, but of a ruthless predator who used his association with the Royal Family to assist him in targeting prey, shield him from exposure and keep him out of trouble. He even used the families and partners of his prey for these purpose. Well he was SNOWDON wasn’t he; everyone hated him but the Royal Family had afforded him protection when he was married to one of them and now the racket had to continue. There are admissions that SNOWDON used so many young men and women for sex that no-one could ever keep a tally. He also treated people very badly and in contrast to the press reports of Snowdon being distraught when Ann Hills’ body was found, his mates remember clearly that it was a case of

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SNOWDON’s claims to Welshness are a little suspect; it was his ancestors who were Welsh, SNOWDON just went on holiday there, used the services of Dafydd and Gwynne, named himself as Lord of a mountain when he married Ma’am Darling and then gatecrashed Llanfaglan Church after Nerys was laid to rest there. However, Ma’am Darling had a much publicised relationship with another posh man who traded on being Welsh, who was marginally more Welsh than Snowdon but would still be seen as English by a lot of Welsh people. I am of course talking about Roddy.

Roddy Llewellyn’s adventures are so many and so entertaining that I simply couldn’t do justice to them on this blog; older readers will remember that he was a benign but rather gormless young man, a landscape gardener, who accompanied Ma’am Darling to parties and on frequent holidays to Mustique. Although publicly acknowledged toyboys and cougars were much rarer things in the 1970s, the general public were much more vexed about the perceived luxury in which Roddy and Ma’am Darling lived while Ma’am Darling was on the civil list, rather than Ma’am Darling having a younger partner. Such was the outrage at Ma’am Darling’s lifestyle that even old Royalists in Somerset were stating that Ma’am Darling should be denied taxpayers’ dosh. Little wonder that Lady Di was imported very shortly after the Ma’am Darling-Roddy-Mustique tabloid scandals, to recreate the image of the Royals.

Sir Roderic Victor “Roddy” Llewellyn, 5th Baronet (born 9 October 1947) was born in Crickhowell near Brecon, the younger son of Sir Harry Llewellyn (d. 1999), a show jumper who was an Olympic gold medallist. Sir Harry’s younger brother was Sir David Treharne Llewellyn, the Tory MP for Cardiff North, 1950-59. Cardiff North is a seat that cannot be won unless one panders to the hot bed of professional people in the constituency who colluded with the abuse of George Thomas and those in Cardiff who assisted Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. See post ‘The Paedophiles’ Friends Of Cardiff North’.

Roddy was educated at Hawtreys and Shrewsbury School. Shrewsbury School educated Richard Ingrams and other founders of ‘Private Eye’ who took the piss out of many very effectively but did keep quiet about Dafydd and the gang for many, many years. Ronnie Waterhouse was a libel reader for the Eye when he was a young barrister. Sir Charles Evans, Principal of UCNW, went to Shrewsbury School, as did Michael Heseltine. It’s all about networks…

Roddy began a relationship with Ma’am Darling in 1973 when he was was aged 25, Ma’am Darling being 43. The highly publicised eight year relationship was blamed for the dissolution of the Ma’am Darling’s marriage, but I’m not sure that she would have needed much of an excuse not to want to spend time with SNOWDON. 

On 11 July 1981, Roddy married Tatiana Soskin, a daughter of the film producer Paul Soskin. The couple have three daughters, Alexandra, Natasha and Rosie. Alexandra, the eldest, is a designer and artist. Rosie is a plumber.

In his 20s, Roddy studied horticulture at Merrist Wood Agricultural College, Surrey. Today he runs his own garden design company, Roddy Llewellyn’s Garden Design and lectures and broadcasts on gardening. Roddy has written for Heritage Homes in 2006, Country Life in 2005 and 2006, Country Illustrated in 2004 and 2006, Oxfordshire Limited Edition in 2006, The Lady in 2005, Eden Project Friends in 2004 and the Sunday Times in 2004. He wrote columns for the Daily Star, 1981-85 and the Mail On Sunday, 1987-99. Roddy presented The Home Show in 1990 and The Gardening Roadshow, 1992–93, for Thames TV amongst several other programmes. He appeared on ‘Gardeners’ World’ in 2007.

Roddy became Sir Roddy when his brother Dai died in 2009. Dai was a terrible advert for the Llewllyn family, very much worse than Roddy.

Sir David St Vincent “Dai” Llewellyn, 4th Baronet (2 April 1946-13 January 2009), was a ‘Welsh socialite and playboy’. Dai was born in Aberdare and grew up at the family homes of Gobion Manor and Llanfair Grange, both near Abergavenny. He was educated at Hawtreys School and Eton. Dai did not complete his time at Eton, being moved to Milton Abbey School. He then attended Aix-en-Provence University in southern France and worked as a travel agent, journalist, male model and as the social secretary of the Clermont Club and the Dorchester. 

Dai was a Knight of the Order of Saint Lazarus, a humanitarian charidee and in 1992 drove relief convoys in Yugoslavia. A supporter of UKIP, Dai stood in the National Assembly election in 2007 as the UKIP candidate. Dai was a drunk, had problems with people who spoke Welsh, owned a run down terrace in the valleys which he described as his country home and insulted the neighbours of his country home. It was then revealed that Dai was a Scrounger and in receipt of benefits, having claimed for disabilities which could well have been induced by all that boozing. After much battling with the neighbours, somehow Dai found the dosh to relocate to Mayfair.

Dai married Vanessa Hubbard in 1980. Vanessa was a niece of the 17th Duke of Norfolk. Dai and Vanessa had two daughters, actress Olivia Llewllyn (b. 1982) and Arabella (b. 1983).

Sir Dai was a ‘party animal’ who’s Ugandan discussions resulted in him being known as Dirty Dai. Often dressed as a Master of Fox Hounds, Dai frequented London’s clubs quaffing obligatory magnums of champagne, earning him the soubriquet “Conquistador of the Canape Circuit”. He once told his old friend journo Peter McKay over lunch that he had left his “secretary tied up in the bath.” In Dai’s heyday, the swinging 60s of course, he was an habitual shagger, touring the London clubs and aristos parties, a habit which persisted into the 1970s. Dai’s hang-outs included the Playboy Club, Clermont Casino, Tokyo Joe’s, Wedgies and Annabel’s. He also took part in gambling, drinking and racing at Ascot.

Dai will have known bent barrister George Carman QC who did so many favours for the Westminster Paedophile Ring, because Carman was a gambling addict who was in the Clermont and Playboy Clubs if he was not in Court.

In 1976 it was Dai who exposed Roddy’s affair with Ma’am Darling to the tabloids, which resulted in a great deal of bad feeling and eventually lasting enmity between them.

Dai divorced in 1987 and Vanessa then married John Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe; one of her children from this marriage is actress Gabriella Wilde. Dai’s last affair was with a widow and old friend, Ingrid Seward, who was with him when he died, aged 62, on 13 January 2009, at Edenbridge and District War Memorial Hospital in Kent. His funeral was held at St Mary’s Church, Coddenham, near Ipswich.

 

Previous posts have discussed how although Richard Crossman, as Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1968-70, constantly observed in his ‘Diaries’ that NHS governance was undemocratic and based on oligarchies, NHS governors were nevertheless very useful to Crossman and Wilson’s Gov’t because so many of those at the top of the tree were not only keeping a lid on the wrongdoing but they were also personal friends of senior figures in Wilson’s Gov’t. As with the failure to develop community care facilities, Crossman did know that on many matters the Regional Hospital Board Chairmen and others were presiding over scandalous situations that Crossman was ordering them to resolve but they didn’t. There was never any comeback and they continued to attend grand dinners and receptions with Crossman where relations were cordial.

After the reorganisation of the NHS in 1973, the same oligarchs were recycled as senior figures in the newly created Health Authorities. The same people had overseen the NHS for decades… There were no sanctions at all for those who continued to preside over patient neglect and abuse and it was of course the elderly, the learning disabled and the psych patients who continued to exist in dreadful conditions.

The degree of nepotism and cronyism was impressive. My post ‘These Sharks Are Crap As Well’ discussed Baroness Patricia aka Annie Llewelyn-Davies, who was married to Richard Llewelyn-Davies and then in later life had a secret relationship with Lord Alport, a Tory peer who’s first wife was a relative of Lord Lucan.

Annie and Richard Llewelyn-Davies were close friends of Richard Crossman and Annie was Chairman of the Board of Governors of Great Ormond Street Hospital, 1967-69. She was appointed to that post when Sir Kenneth Robinson was Health Minister; he almost certainly personally appointed her. Robinson was Health Minister, 1964-68 and was a friend of Dafydd’s. He also served as President of the National Association for Mental Health (MIND) and as both Health Minister and in his role at MIND, Robinson concealed the criminality of Dafydd, Gwynne and the gang and was of course, like Crossman, part of/facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Previous posts have named some of the Top Docs at GOSH who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring and of course Savile popped into GOSH whenever he felt like it.

Baroness Annie Llewelyn-Davies was born in Birkenhead and went to Wallasey High School, Birkenhead High School, Liverpool College, Huyton and Girton College, Cambridge. In 1934 Annie married Alexander Smith, a research physiologist. After this marriage was dissolved, in 1943 she married Richard Llewelyn Davies, who was elevated to the peerage in 1964 as Lord Llewelyn-Davies.

Like Crossman’s pal Baroness Bea Serota, who also wielded huge power over health and social care and ended up in the Lords (see previous posts), Annie Llewelyn-Davies was a civil servant who was never elected to the Commons. She served as Director of the Africa Educational Trust, 1960-69. Annie received a peerage in 1967, which subsequently enabled her to serve in Wilson’s Gov’t as a Whip in the Lords, 1969 -70. In 1973 Annie was elected Opposition Chief Whip. On the return of the Labour Party to power in 1974 she became Gov’t Chief Whip. In 1975, Annie became a Privy Counsellor. Annie was Opposition Chief Whip again, 1979-82. She was Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords, 1982-87, an office carrying with it the role of Chairman of the European Communities Committee.

Annie Llewelyn-Davies died in Nov 1997 at the home of Lord Alport. They had been in a secret relationship with each other; after Annie’s death the explanation given for them keeping the relationship secret was that Annie feared that if they married it might damage Lord Alport politically.

Lord Alport was an Assistant Secretary for the Conservative Party Education Department, 1937 -39 and Director of the Conservative Political Centre, 1945 -50. He was Tory MP for Colchester, 1950-61. In 1961 Alport was given a peerage. Alport was a junior Minister in the Commonwealth Relations Office, 1959- 61 and became a Privy  Councillor in 1960. He held the office of British High Commissioner to the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1961 -63. Alport was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Essex in 1974.

 

Crossman’s diary entry for March 10 1969 mentioned that Harold Wilson accidentally let slip – the info was supposed to have still been secret – at a Lords buffet that Annie Llewelyn Davies had been appointed a Gov’t Whip in place of Norah Phillips. Norah Phillips was married to Morgan Phillips, the General Secretary of the Labour Party. Their daughter was Gwyneth Dunwoody, one of those Strong Women of the Labour Party who colluded with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, as well as with Dafydd’s gang.

Gwyneth married Dr John Dunwoody, a Top Doc who was er running the Westminster Paedophile Ring, before he entered politics and was elected as the Labour MP for a Cornish constituency in 1966. The Labour Party wanted to elevate John Dunwoody to high office, they thought that he was as good as Dr Death, but it never happened and he left the Commons in 1970.

Gwyneth Dunwoody was the MP for Exeter, 1966-70. In 1974 – she and John split up – she stood for Crewe, won and retained the seat until 2008. Crewe was on the turf of the Cheshire paedophile ring of which Sir Peter Morrison, the Tory MP for Chester, was the leading light. Morrison was selected as the candidate for Chester in 1973 and elected in 1974. Crewe is just a bit further down the road from Chester. Gwyneth Dunwoody was selected as the candidate for Crewe when Harold Wilson was PM, who’s entire Cabinet was colluding with the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

John and Gwyneth’s daughter is Tamsin Dunwoody, who served as the AM for Preseli Pembrokeshire, 2003-07, the location of a long-standing paedophile ring linked to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales.

See eg. ‘These Sharks Are Crap As Well’ for info on the three generations of the Dunwoody family who’s dynasty of ‘Labour Party Royalty’ was based upon concealing serious crime.

Crossman’s diary entry for March 16 1969 noted that Annie and Richard Llewlyn-Davies visited him on his farm in Oxfordshire. He observed that the promotion of Annie to the position of Whip ‘gave us our chance to give Patricia a place in the Gov’t and she was pleased with that, though she had to give up her chairmanship of the Governors of Great Ormond Street Hospital and we had to discuss who should take her place’.

The decision wasn’t difficult, they appointed Audrey Callaghan, the wife of the then Home Secretary, Jim Callaghan. Jim was concealing the criminality of Dafydd and Gwynne and facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Audrey had already made her own contribution to organised abuse by colluding with it as a member of London County Council and as an Alderman. Audrey and Jim spent the next few decades fundraising for GOSH. See previous posts, including ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.

Patricia/Annie Llewelyn Davies was in 1969 still married to Richard, an architect. Crossman’s entry re Annie continued ‘Richard is full of interest about our hospital building schemes and we may bring in him and his firm  to check on the efficiency of our ‘best buy’ hospitals at Bury St Edmonds and Frimley’.

Richard Llewellyn-Davies worked at the Architecture Association, where his contemporaries included Dame Elizabeth Chesterton and Ann MacEwan.

Chesterton studied with Leonard Manasseh at the Architectural Association in the late 1930s. Although she later worked extensively with Leonard Manasseh and Partners, she refused a partnership with the firm. Leonard Manasseh’s reputation grew with his work at the 1951 Festival of Britain, in which Mandy’s grandfather Herbert Morrison played a substantial role. In 1964, Leonard Manasseh co-designed the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, owned by Lord Montagu who became a celeb convict after he was imprisoned for consenting gay sex. See previous posts.

Chesterton served on the Royal Fine Art Commission, the National Trust’s Architectural Panel and the Historic Buildings Council (later part of English Heritage) from the 1970s until the 1990s. She received her DBE in 1987. A year of Panic and Cover-Up on the part of the paedophiles’ friends, what with Ollie Brooke having gone to prison…

Chesterton was the daughter of Maurice Chesterton, the architect with whom Elizabeth Scott realised her competition-winning design for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-on-Avon, built between 1928 and 1932. Elizabeth Chesterton’s interest as an adult was sailing, particularly in Jersey, where she had many friends.

Brought up in north London, and educated at King Alfred’s School, Elizabeth lived all her life in the family’s Hampstead house. Her move from architecture to planning was assisted by WW II. She worked first in East Suffolk as a planning officer and from 1947 for Cambridgeshire County Council. She combined this work with teaching at UCL and the Architectural Association.

It was in the 1960s, on behalf of the Hampstead and Old Heath Society, that Chesterton undertook a pioneering “facelift” scheme for Hampstead High Street, encouraging shop owners, banks and the local authority to improve their shopfronts. This led to her most unpopular moment, when she and Manasseh successfully secured the removal of the public lavatories because they were an eyesore.

The Hampstead work led to a study of the neglected historic core of King’s Lynn in 1964, which was followed by reports on Chippenham, Aldeburgh and on Eastbourne for the Duke of Devonshire. In 1966, Chesterton was appointed planner to the Beaulieu Estate, negotiating permissions for the National Motor Museum there and a nearby fishing village at Buckler’s Hard, bringing in Leonard Manasseh to design the buildings.

Chesterton’s proposals won the support of local residents Sir Basil Spence and Sir Hugh Casson. Hugh Casson knew Ronnie Waterhouse, was a friend of the Royal Family and taught Carlo how to paint in watercolours. See previous posts. Spence and Casson’s support led to further commissions for Chesterton, from Hampshire County Council and the Rothschild estate. She was invited to advise the National Trust on the impact of new farm buildings in the landscape and visitor centres at its historic properties. For the Countryside Commission, Chesterton produced the Snowdon Summit Report in 1974, suggesting how its tourist facilities and mountain rescue post could be more discreetly set into the hillside and the Uplands Landscape Study in 1980, a survey of 12 parishes produced with the landscape architect Hal Moggeridge.

At a farewell lunch at English Heritage, on whose committees Chesterton had served, held in her honour in early 1998, Chesterton considered that her greatest honour was to have worked on the development of town partnership schemes. This was the programme initiated by the Historic Buildings Council in the 1970s to bring professional advice and a wider appreciation, as well as a system of matching grants, to many of England’s most rundown inner cities and small towns, as Chesterton had pioneered at King’s Lynn in the 1960s.

Richard Llewelyn-Davies was Professor of Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, 1960-69 and Professor of Urban Planning and Head of the School of Environmental Studies, 1970-75. 

Richard and Patricia Lewlleyn-Davies had three children; one of their daughters is the anthropologist Melissa Llewelyn-Davies. Melissa is well known for her TV and popular entertainment work. In the 1970s, she worked on “Disappearing World,” produced by Granada Television International. Melissa’s work with the Masai people of East Africa, beginning with Masai Women in 1974, was featured on “Disappearing World.” Llewelyn-Davies studied Social Anthropology at UCL and then went to Harvard to undertake her PhD, which she did not complete as a result of her beginning her fieldwork with the Masai.

In 1960, Richard Llewelyn-Davies and John Weeks formed the architectural and planning practice Llewelyn-Davies Weeks, ‘which became one of the most influential hospital design and master planning companies in the UK’. I wonder how??? Major early commissions included the design of Northwick Park Hospital near Brent and offices for ‘The Times’ newspaper.

John Weeks, who met with Richard Crossman to discuss NHS contracts and commissions, was Senior Lecturer, UCL, 1961-72; Chairman, Llewelyn-Davies Weeks 1981-86, Consultant 1986-91; CBE 1986; married 1955 Barbara Nunn (one son, one daughter); died London 19 June 2005.

The website of Architects for Health published a tribute to Weeks, written by Ray Moss:

had a huge influence on all those of us who strive to understand better the craft of hospital design. At the Nuffield Division for Hospital Studies, which published its findings in 1954, he was involved in the very early stages of the ‘industrialisation’ of a number of hospital activities such as central sterile supply services, and took the lead in measuring things, in order to provide design data for future projects. Good examples of this are his work on the multi-functional potential of combined inter-connecting examination and consulting rooms and how the work of nurses can be modified in the interests of improved patient care.

These lessons were embodied in a number of ‘live’ projects. Later, in practice with Richard Llewelyn Davies, John worked on a number of projects for the NHS such as York District General Hospital and perhaps most significantly Northwick Park Hospital and Research Centre….


Obituary for John Weeks in ‘The Independent’, 30 June 2005, by Elain Harwood:

John Weeks, architect: born London 5 March 1921; architect in partnership with Richard Llewelyn Davies (created 1963 Baron Llewelyn-Davies, died 1981) 1960-81; Senior Lecturer, University College London 1961-72; chairman, Llewelyn-Davies Weeks 1981-86, consultant 1986-91; CBE 1986; married 1955 Barbara Nunn (one son, one daughter); died London 19 June 2005.

John Weeks brought an intellectual rigour to the design of hospitals, an exercise that brought together prefabrication, repetition and town planning to create miniature cities – indeed all of his experience as an architect and founder partner of the firm Llewelyn Davies and Weeks.

Weeks determined to become an architect at 14. His grandfather was a mason, and he had a copy of Architectural Review from October 1933, featuring the Royal Masonic Hospital. It is still in Weeks’s office. After education at Dulwich College he entered the Architectural Association in 1938. Military service interrupted his training, with three years in the Royal Navy, but the early years of the Second World War were a wonderful time for the AA. The small but exceptionally gifted group of students were evacuated to Monken Hadley, north of London, where Weeks shared a house with, amongst others, Philip and Geoffry Powell, Hidalgo and Jeannie Moya, all architects who were to have distinguished careers rebuilding Britain after the war. Its real name was the Homewood, but Weeks and others christened it “Taliesin” after Frank Lloyd Wright’s home.

Reading the ‘Architectural Review’, Weeks particularly admired a house at Ferriby, in Yorkshire, by Leslie Martin. On demobilisation he phoned Martin, then Deputy Architect to the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, for a job – and Martin was sufficiently intrigued to offer one. The LMS was the largest of the pre-nationalisation railway companies and had initiated a coherent design policy in the war, including prefabricated steel stations for its smaller halts. The prototype still stands at West Hampstead; the others, including Stonebridge Park designed by Weeks, have gone.

For Weeks the 1940s were “all thinking science and rationalisation”, which suited his talents, and the commuting introduced him to another architect, Richard Llewelyn Davies, later Lord Llewelyn-Davies. They left British Rail together to work on modular design for Hills, the principal manufacturer of prefabricated schools, seen in the 1940s as the answer to shortages. Then, in 1950, Weeks followed Llewelyn Davies to the Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust, which was assembling a multi-disciplinary team including architects, statisticians and a nurse, to design a general hospital from first principles.

As part of their study the Nuffield team designed two experimental ward units, a twin operating theatre suite and a health centre at Corby. Partly because of their design – they were cool, geometrically disciplined buildings – but, mainly because they were based on well-researched regimes, the buildings received wide acceptance by the medical and nursing professions. Their report, published in 1955, became the reference point for the first larger building programmes of the NHS, notably hospitals by Powell and Moya at Swindon and Wexham Park. Llewelyn Davies and Weeks acted as consultants, having formed a partnership in 1960. Meanwhile Weeks had designed a new estate village for Lord Rothschild at Rushbrooke, Suffolk, based on primitive farm buildings seen on Italian holidays: a cluster of single-storey brick houses linked by sheltering walls and with attic storage areas under big monopitched roofs. The black and white shapes were likened to the Friesians in the adjoining field.

Finally, Weeks built his own hospital, at Northwick Park, Harrow, combined with a clinical research centre. He devised the overall form of the hospital in a week in April 1962 while in bed with flu. He had been rationalising his thoughts on hospital design as “duffel-coat” planning, a large, architecturally expressionless mantle of a building that was serviced and flexible. But in January 1962 this evolved into “indeterminate architecture”. Provided that the design of the entrance and principal routes was clear and logical, and each building could readily expand its services, then any adaptation, extension or rebuilding could be undertaken without disturbing the rest.

It was a model for flexibility within a logical plan. Hospital planning resembled that for a town, and Weeks was also involved with the planning of Washington New Town, whose importance as a forbear of Milton Keynes is undervalued. Weeks devised the roads at Washington as all equal, with neighbourhoods for some 4,500 people set in the half-mile squares between them.

Weeks was involved in the design of York District Hospital, but increasingly his expertise was in demand as an adviser abroad. He worked extensively in Iceland, Belgium, Australia, Singapore, the United States and Canada, producing development plans as the basis of buildings by local architects. He recorded 20 long-haul trips in 1969 alone. His intensive research produced few built works, but his hand can be seen in the University Children’s Hospital at Leuven (1972-75), the Medical Centre at Flinders University, Adelaide (1974), and Westmead Hospital, Sydney (1975-77). Weeks had taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture throughout the 1960s and, following Llewelyn Davies’s death in 1981, he carried on lecturing on hospitals around the world.

John Weeks combined his scientific approach to architecture with a love of art and music, relating his work on indeterminacy to that of John Cage and Merce Cunningham’s ballet. He worked extensively with artists, particularly with Kenneth and Mary Martin, notably in 1956 at the “This is Tomorrow” exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery and with Mary at the Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast. He was a graceful, twinkly figure with a gentle, warm humour, who was still corresponding with students and giving lectures until last year.

The company grew with the addition of Walter Bor in 1964 and become Llewelyn-Davies, Weeks, Forestier-Walker and Bor and was known for the master planning of Milton Keynes. Walter George Bor (14 October 1916-4 October 1999) was a town planner and architect who was influential in the development of new towns in the UK and elsewhere in the second half of the 20th century. He was born Walter Bukbinder in  Vienna, the son of a secular Jewish Czech chemical engineer. He studied architecture at Prague University, before escaping the German occupation of Czechoslavakia in 1938 and travelling to Britain. Many members of Bor’s family subsequently died at Birkenau. He worked in a munitions factory, and served in the Czech army in exile, before continuing his studies in architecture and town planning at Cambridge and at the Bartlett School of Architecture. 

In 1947 Bor joined London County Council as a planner, rising to a position in which, by 1958, he was in charge of planning the renewal and redevelopment of parts of the East End. London County Council was facilitating organised abuse as well as civic corruption. Bor moved to Liverpool City Council in 1962, as Chief Planning Officer. In 1966 he resigned, partly because he disagreed with the council’s support for high-rise housing. Dafydd’s network of corrupt professional people, including those in Liverpool City Council, dominated Liverpool at that time.

Bor then joined Llewelyn-Davies et al as a partner and the business became Llewelyn-Davies, Weeks, Forestier-Walker & Bor. They began working on the development of Washington new town, in County Durham; the North East was the site of another big sex abuse ring with close links to north Wales.

In the early 1970s, police investigations revealed a massive web of corruption on the part of local authorities across the north of England, with links to London Councils and Gov’t. The matter eventually erupted in the Poulson scandal of 1974 which resulted in John Poulson, an architect from Yorkshire, being jailed and the ending of the career of Heath’s Home Secretary Reginald Maudling, who was a Director of two of Poulson’s companies. See previous posts. The criminality which was made public involved corrupt deals between architects, local authority planning depts, Councillors, civil servants and associated pay-offs to scores of people. Freemasonry was mentioned as was police corruption, but what did not ever become public was that some of the people involved were also running prostitution rackets. Two of the London Boroughs involved in the civic corruption were Wandsworth and Southwark, both Boroughs which sent numerous kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales.

It was T. Dan Smith who’s name became famously associated with this enormous degree of local authority corruption, which seemed to emanate from Smith’s empire in the North East of England. T. Dan Smith was a high profile member of the Labour Party, having joined back in the mid-1940s. In 1950 Smith was elected to Newcastle City Council; he became Chairman of the Labour Group in 1953 and was appointed Chairman of the Housing Committee. Smith was Leader of Newcastle City Council, 1960-65 and created one of the country’s first free-standing Planning Departments; it was the most powerful department in the Council.

When Harold Wilson became PM in 1964, T. Dan Smith and others expected Wilson to somehow give Smith a role in the Cabinet. That didn’t happen, but in early 1965, Wilson’s First Secretary of State, George Brown, appointed Smith as Chairman of the Northern Economic Planning Council, on which Smith served until 1970.

Smith also served on the Buchanan Committee on traffic management and on the Redcliffe-Maud Royal Commission on Local Government in England, 1966-69 and was Chairman of the Peterlee and Aycliffe Development Corporation, 1968-70.

T. Dan Smith, like John Poulson, eventually did serve a prison sentence, but it was relatively short and Smith put his time inside to good use, making contacts which stood him in good stead when he re-emerged into the outside world and resurrected himself. Smith was never even charged with the most serious of his offences; I imagine that one reason was that the wrongdoing was so great and involved so many people that it would have been a near-impossible task for someone to have got to grips with it all. Another reason was that it involved the Westminster Paedophile Ring, so many people sheltered under that umbrella…

While in prison, Smith became involved in amateur dramatics where he met and encouraged Leslie Grantham aka Dirty Den from EastEnder to pursue his career as a professional actor. Some of Dirty Den’s fellow EastEnders stars supported the work of the Mildmay, the AIDS hospice established and run by Dafydd’s network who had been responsible for the young men contracting HIV initially. On release from Leyhill Open Prison in 1977, Smith attempted to rebuild a political career, but was initially refused re-admission to the Labour Party. He worked for the Howard League for Penal Reform encouraging businessmen and celebs to visit prisons and encourage the old lags within to turn away from crime. I imagine that provided an excellent networking opportunity for T. Dan Smith. He also campaigned for the rights of released prisoners, such as himself and occasionally commented on municipal housing issues. In 1985 he wrote that “Thatcherism, in an odd sort of way, could reasonably be described as legalised Poulsonism. Contributions to Tory Party funds will be repaid by the handing over of public assets for private gain.”

In 1987, T. Dan Smith was readmitted into the Labour Party, as the Windbag and co pulled out all the stops to keep a lid on Dafydd and the gang, what with the Windbag, his wife and his in-laws personally knowing some members of the gang and Dafydd et al being at great risk of exposure, just as the Windbag thought that he was going to win a general election. See eg. ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’.

By 1990, Smith was a member of the executive committee of the Newcastle Tenants Association and lived on the 14th floor of Mill House, a tower block in the Spital Tongues area of the city.

Smith was married to Ada (born 1919) from 1939 until his death. He was the father of three children, a son and two daughters. Smith died of a suspected heart attack on 27 July 1993, in the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. He had undergone surgery after collapsing at home.

In 1993 the North Wales Police were winding up their investigation into an alleged VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire and concluded that there was no evidence of such a ring. Over 100 complaints about the abuse of children in care in north Wales were made during the investigation and a file was sent to the CPS. The DPP, Dame Barbara Mills, did not mount one prosecution. See eg. post ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’. In July 1993, I had to cough up £60 after Bangor Magistrates Court found me guilty of causing Jackie Brandt, a social worker member of the gang, ‘alarm and distress’ by ‘looking at her’ in Safeways in Bangor. Brandt had alleged that I had screamed and yelled at her such that she believed that a physical assault from me was imminent. In the witness box she began crying and admitted that I had not said anything to her at all. There was no investigation into Brandt’s perjury.

By the end of July, T. Dan Smith, one of the biggest partners in crime that Dafydd’s extended gang had in the North East, was dead.

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In 1982, when Mary Wynch’s litigation was underway and legions of those in high places began desperately rearranging the furniture to prevent the horrible excesses of Dafydd and Gwynne et al becoming very public, T. Dan Smith began work with Amber Films, an independent production company based in Newcastle, on the drama-documentary ‘T. Dan Smith’. It looked at the background to the Poulson scandal and T. Dan Smith played himself in the film, which was released to cinemas in 1987 and broadcast on Channel 4 in 1988, adding to the Esther and Marjorie-elicited smokescreen.

Previous posts eg. ‘A Major Coup – Or A Complete Disaster?’ discussed Lord Jeremy Beecham, who in 2006 – Jeremy became a Lord in 2010 – set up the Review to advise the Welsh Assembly Gov’t on the reform of public services in Wales. Jeremy appointed inside stooges with previous re the serious mismanagement of public services to conduct the Review. Jeremy is someone whom one would suspect from his CV would not ever want the public services in Wales scrutinised or reviewed.

Beecham was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and University College, Oxford (1962–65), where he graduated in law. Beecham became a solicitor. He joined the Labour Party in 1959 and was elected as a Newcastle City Councillor in May 1967. Beecham Chaired the Social Services Committee on the Council, 1973-77 and was Leader of Newcastle, 1977-94, Chairing the Finance Committee, 1979-84. While all those kids from Newcastle were sent to children’s homes in north Wales and when health and social care staff relocated from Newcastle to north Wales.

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In 1991, the year that the careers of me and other witnesses were destroyed, Beecham became Chairman of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities (AMA). When the AMA merged with the Association of District Councils and the Association of County Councils on 1 April 1997 to form the Local Gov’t Association, Beecham became the first chairman of the LGA. In 2006, he became LGA Vice-Chairman and continued to chair the LGA Labour Group.He was the President of the British Urban Regeneration Association (now folded). Beecham belongs to the Labour Friends of Israel lobby group.

Beecham has been a member of many boards and committees in Newcastle and North East England and advising government. He has been a member of the Labour Party NEC since 1998 and was its Chairman. Beecham was made a Freeman of the City of Newcastle in 1995. He is Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Tyne and Wear and continues to sit on the City Council. Beecham has been a council member at charidee Common Purpose since 1989. Beecham sits on the Labour benches in the Lords.

Lord Beecham ran Newcastle alongside Dafydd and Gwynne’s friend:

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One of T. Dan Smith’s closest side-kicks in the Newcastle empire was Sir Wilfred Burns (11 Apr 1923-4 January 1984), “a key figure in British post-war planning”. Burns was born near Bolton, Lancashire, moving to Ulverston in Cumbria as a child. After attending  Ulverston Grammar School, Burns studied civil engineering at Liverpool University and undertook war service in the Admiralty. Thus Burns found himself primed for a life of crime linked to Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

Burns began work in local gov’t for Leeds City Council; one Jimmy Savile was at the time beginning to develop his own business in the Leeds region. In 1949, Burns moved to Coventry City Council where he was a member of the team working on the redevelopment of the city after its bombing. Richard Crossman had been elected as the Labour MP for Coventry East in 1945; Crossman established links with bent Coventry Councillors, powerful Midlands-based businessmen and subsequently Jack Butterworth, the VC of Warwick University. See eg. previous posts. As with Newcastle, running throughout all the scams and deals were corrupt Top Doctors ready with a How Very Dare You if anyone dared point the finger…

Richard Crossman was one of the most senior figures in the British intelligence services, so there’ll have been no escape for Burns even if he wanted; although if Burns opted to contribute to the rot, he would be well-rewarded.

Following a period working for Surrey County Council, Burns moved to Newcastle as its Chief Planning Officer in 1960. At Newcastle, he took charge of the newly created planning department, ‘working closely’ with T. Dan Smith, the Leader of the City Council…

Having been responsible for the most corrupt civic practices in local gov’t in the UK, there was only one place for Burns; in 1968, Burns was appointed as Chief Planner at the Ministry of Housing and Local Gov’t in Harold Wilson’s Gov’t. Neither did Wilfred Burns find himself out of the door when Harold lost power. In 1971, Burns became Deputy Secretary at the Dept of the Environment (DoE) and remained at the DoE until 1982.

In 1982, Burns become the Deputy Chairman of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England and also served on national committees on the future of the planning system and on urban priority areas. I used to think that the Local Gov’t Boundary Commission was the most boring organisation on earth, but after beginning this blog I realise that I was very much mistaken.

The Local Gov’t Boundary Commission is not at all boring, in fact it is fantastic, because when folk like Dafydd and the gang are in a mess from which they just cannot extract themselves, the Boundary Commission simply abolishes whichever organisation Dafydd’s gang were working with and the problem is solved. Furthermore the people serving on the Boundary Commission are the paedophiles’ closest associates, so there is a symbiotic relationship in place. Professor Eric Sunderland – a senior academic who spent most of his career at Durham University in T. Dan Smith country – answered the call of the gang to become Principal of UCNW in 1984 and then after another rearranging of the furniture, stood down as Principal in 1994 to become Chairman of the Boundary Commission. Thus Eric and co were able to recommend the disappearance of Clwyd County Council in 1996, just weeks after they knew that the Jillings Report on the care of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974 would be submitted. The Jillings panel were of course fully on board and they knew when their Report, which would be obliged to admit that there could be no excuse for what had happened to the kids in care no matter how much Jillings played it down, needed to be submitted. Thus Clwyd County Council, the only body which could possibly be held to account because of course as far as everyone else was concerned it was a matter of I Know Nuzzing, disappeared in a puff of smoke. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’

Since investigating the Mystery Of The Disappearing Very Guilty County Council In 1996, I have noticed that other boundary changes also enabled some deeply unpleasant people to benefit greatly just when everyone was hoping that the bastards had finally had it. Boundary changes resulting in the changing of Parliamentary constituencies are certainly interesting. Woy Jenkins, after joining the Gang Of Four, won Glasgow Hillhead in March 1982 as a result of the recently altered socio-economic profile of the constituency after boundary changes. The world heaved a sigh of relief when Woy the Westminster Swinger, Dr Death, Shirl and their mate flounced out of the Labour Party in 1981 – when Dr Death knew that Mary Wynch had begun legal action against his mates Dafydd et al in north Wales – but Woy was back like a bad penny because ooh there’s going to be a by-election at Hillhead, the constituency held by Tam Galbraith, a man who when young was at the heart of the Gay Spies in the Admiralty scandal and look there’s now enough of the sort of people who would vote for Woy in the constituency to give Woy an excellent chance of winning… Well that is convenient.

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Ronnie Waterhouse was On The Boundary Commission, I think at the same time as Wilfred Burns.

Burns was elected President of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 1967. He was knighted in 1980; just after Mr Thrope left the Old Bailey a free man and after Mary Wynch finally escaped from the North Wales Hospital and visited her lawyers.

Burns died in Jan 1984 at the age of 60, after suffering ‘from a heart condition’. Jan 1984: Mary Wynch was knocking on the door of the Master of the Rolls; I hadn’t yet made my complaint about Gwynne the lobotomist, but Brown had received murder threats and we were under surveillance by MI5; Alison Taylor had raised concerns about kids in care in north Wales; F was telling people that kids in the children’s home in Bangor were being abused; there had already been one ‘independent investigation’ into the possible abuse of kids in care in Gwynedd, which was carried out by the friends of Ioan Bowen Rees the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council and gave the Council’s children’s homes a clean bill of health; there was chaos in UCNW with Sir Charles Evans being obliged to retire and a headhunt in process for a Safe Pair Of Hands to succeed him…

T. Dan Smith’s friend and political ally in the North East of England’s Labour Party was Andrew ‘Andy’ Cunningham, (8 June 1910 – 14 June 2010). Born in Durham, Andy Cunningham, like T. Dan Smith, ended up in prison for his role in the Poulson scandal of 1974.

Andy lived most of his life in Chester-le-Street and at the height of his career in 1971 he was:

  • Member of the NEC of the Labour Party.
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  • Head of the Northern District of the NUGMW, the biggest union in the north-east.
  • Alderman of Durham County Council.
  • Member of the Chester-le-Street Town Council
  • Chairman of Durham Police Authority.
  • Chairman of Newcastle Airport Consultative Committee.
  • Member of the Northumbrian River Authority.
  • Member of the Peterlee New Town Development Corporation
  • Member of the Tyneside Passenger Transport Authority.

Andy Cunnigham’s role with the GMWU in particular gave him considerable influence, via the trade union block vote, in the selection of Labour Party Parliamentary candidates.

Here’s Miranda, a metropolitan, public school educated barrister who was a pupil of crooked barrister George Carman QC who successfully defended Mr Thrope and concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring:

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After his education at Fettes in Scotland, then Oxford, then a few years working as a barrister in London, Miranda was elected for the safe Co Durham seat of Sedgefield, in a former mining area. They realised that Miranda was a Good Labour Man and Of Them when he ordered that skinny latte at the Durham Miners’ Gala.

I have mentioned previously that Brown’s mum and dad grew up in Durham. His dad went to Newcastle University and his mum went to Durham University. Brown’s father was found dead during the Waterhouse Inquiry and his mother was found dead shortly after I finished my PhD, when things such as John McTernan’s bother-in-law stealing my computer were happening.

Andy Cunningham was sentenced to five years, reduced to three on appeal and was paroled from Ford Open Prison in June 1976. Andy Cunningham died in Oct 2010, aged 100. The Torygraph’s obituary for him read thus:

Andrew Cunningham, who has died aged 100, was the most powerful man in the North-East of England until he was jailed in 1974 for his part in the “web of corruption” operated by the architect John Poulson and Newcastle’s “city boss” T Dan Smith.

Cunningham and his wife, May, outside the bungalow with the Jag in 1969. Mrs C is wearing her fur coat, but is she wearing any knickers? Oh to be a member of the petite bourgeoisie who gets greedy.

‘In return for holidays from Poulson and a sinecure for his wife, Cunningham steered contracts the architect’s way from the many public bodies he chaired and from Labour councils he could influence.
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As regional secretary of the General and Municipal Workers’ Union (now GMB) representing 100,000 members, Andy Cunningham exerted immense power and patronage through the union – and the Labour Party, as its regional chairman and a Right-wing member of its National Executive Committee (NEC).

Mary Turner, the Strong Woman and Caring Dinner Lady, who colluded with the neglect and abuse of kids in Brent so severe that it resulted in the death of Jasmine Beckford in 1984, was President of the GMB from 1997 until her death in 2017. See post ‘Mary Turner – An Appreciation’.

A Durham county alderman and chairman of Felling council (later a Chester-le-Street councillor), Cunningham became an autocratic chairman of Durham Police Authority, the Northumbrian River Authority, Tyneside Passenger Transport Authority and the North-East Regional Airport Committee, and Poulson reaped the benefits of his power.

Nothing moved in the North-East without Cunningham’s say-so. At the moment of his disgrace, he secured his home seat of Chester-le-Street for a GMWU nominee against the strong claims of the Durham miners. The by-election turned into a plebiscite on the “Cunningham gang” and Labour’s candidate – the blameless Giles Radice – only squeaked home.

I haven’t had time to cover Giles in detail on the blog yet, I have but touched on him, but ‘blameless’ is not a word that really summarises Giles.

While awaiting trial, Cunningham orchestrated the deselection of the Labour MP Eddie Milne for demanding an inquiry into the party’s links with Poulson; Milne held his seat as an Independent and took his campaign to Westminster, to Labour’s national embarrassment.

Eddie Milne met a dreadful end; he seems to have been one MP who really did try and take on the endemic corruption unlike virtually all the other straight n clean geezers or the Wimmin who Cared who very carefully Shut Their Mouths About DA and a few other matters. As a result Eddie was ruined personally and politically. He published a book about his battles with civic corruption, which attracted over 30 libel suits, which nearly bankrupted the publisher. Libel?? These people went to prison, Eddie did not, he was not even accused. But Eddie was the lying bastard. See previous posts…

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Few – locally or nationally – dared challenge the former docker who drove around in a white union-owned Jaguar.

Eddie Milne. Everyone got the message.

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After Labour’s unexpected defeat in June 1970, Cunningham was the only member of the NEC to tell Harold Wilson to his face that he had made a mistake in going to the country prematurely. He had been as forthright the year before in standing up for Barbara Castle’s In Place of Strife reform package as fellow union leaders organised to kill it.

Nor did anyone dispute the vigour with which he worked to further the interests of his union’s members, or make the North-East a better, more prosperous place to live.

Andy and his mates had their bungalows and flash cars, but didn’t swathes of the North East continue in poverty and disadvantage? It never became Knightsbridge. Although during the 1970s and 80s, huge numbers of children in care from the local authorities in the North East were sent to children’s homes in north Wales, so who knows where they ended up selling sexual services.

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But it was Cunningham’s eagerness to accelerate Felling council’s housing programme in the early 1960s that caught the eye of Smith, who was already on Poulson’s payroll. Smith duly introduced Cunningham to Poulson. Over six years Poulson paid for Cunningham to take holidays in Bournemouth, Brighton and Estoril, and Cunningham steered important building contracts his way: for his union’s regional headquarters, a police HQ in Sunderland and a headquarters for the river authority, the last of which was vetoed by Whitehall on grounds of extravagance after Poulson had picked up £37,000 in fees.

As a Sunderland Councillor and Chair of Sunderland Council’s Education Committee, Ernest Armstrong concealed the abuse of kids in the North East, including at Axwell Park Approved School, where Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth worked before they relocated to Bryn Estyn in 1973. Ernest was Labour MP for North West Durham, 1964-87 and was one of the most helpful people in securing Miranda the nomination for Sedgefield. Ernest’s daughter, now Baroness Hilary Armstrong, succeeded her dad in his seat and became one of Miranda’s inner circle. See post ‘The Most Dangerous Man in The World – Part III’.

Sunderland was the focus of one of the big child abuse scandals in the 1980s and Director of Social Services Colin Smart was shafted after exposing it and trying to expose more. See previous posts. Chris Mullin, Labour MP for Sunderland South, 1987-2010, established his reputation by working very hard to help the Birmingham Six after they were stitched up and wrongly imprisoned. His book about the Birmingham Six is entitled ‘Error Of Judgement: The Truth About The Birmingham Bombings’. Chris is on the left of the Labour Party, was a member of the Socialist Campaign Group, a loyal supporter of Wedgie Benn and was loathed by the Windbag and the right wing tabloids.

Chris’s contribution to the child abuse scandals that were emerging across the UK by the time that Chris was a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee, 1992–97 and Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, 1997–99, was to work to limit the compensation paid to kids in care whom it had been admitted were abused while in care. See previous posts. The Waterhouse Inquiry opened in Jan 1996.

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Chris Mullin not only defended the Birmingham Six, he also did battle with Pol Pot. He first visited Cambodia in 1973, and again in 1980. In 1989 and 1990, Chris was outspoken on the British Gov’t’s record in Cambodia, being a leading voice in some of the first debates on Britain’s provision of military support to the Khmer Rouge and attributing increasing public interest in the issue to the documentary films of John Pilger. Chris was Secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Vietnam and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cambodia.

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It’s The Life Of Brian, Chris, after Brown defended me and others!

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Questions were asked locally about some of Andy Cunningham’s activities, but Cunningham’s corruption might never have come to light had John Poulson not omitted to pay £200,000 in income tax and been declared bankrupt.

At the architect’s examination in Wakefield in August 1972, Muir Hunter QC stunned Britain’s political and administrative establishment by revealing a web of corruption implicating not just Smith and Cunningham but a Scottish Office mandarin; bureaucrats in local government; British Rail; the National Coal Board; the NHS, three MPs and even – though he was never charged – the Conservative Home Secretary Reginald Maudling, who resigned.

Cunningham, then 62, was at the zenith of his power. Nothing showed his determination and the forces at his control better than the way he fought to retain his public offices until his arrest almost a year later. He mobilised Labour councillors to block all efforts to oust him, and managed, until formally charged, not only to keep his union job but also to remain chairman of the Police Authority. He even won re-election to the NEC, though the GMWU had to promise unions who backed him that he would go quietly at the end of his term.

This is evidence of the most serious entrenched corruption and a complete lack of integrity on the part of everyone involved, particularly the Police Authority, rather than ‘determination’.

Poulson had already been sentenced to seven years’ jail when Cunningham and Smith went on trial at Leeds Crown Court in April 1974; they pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and corruption involving the receipt of £1,766 from Poulson. Total benefits to the Cunninghams were put at £6,756, including the “salary” for his wife, May, whose prosecution was not proceeded with.

This will only have been the tip of the tip of a huge iceberg; a few thousand quid and expenses for the wife. Leeds was the centre of Jimmy Savile’s empire which in itself was huge and dreadful. Leeds MPs included Keith Joseph and Merlyn Rees who were both in the pocket of Dafydd and the gang. See previous posts. Hilary Benn was elected as the MP for a Leeds constituency in 1999, after the unfortunate death of his predecessor, Derek Fatchett (see previous posts), as the publication of the Waterhouse Report approached.

It was Sir John Kay at Leeds High Court who issued Gwynedd County Council with a High Court injunction against me in 1990, on the basis of the perjury of Gwynedd social workers. Everyone involved was living in Gwynedd. See post ‘The Bitterest Pill’. Sir Joseph Cantley presided over Jeremy Thorpe’s trial: Cantley was a little known judge who had spent his career on the Northern Circuit, often sitting at Leeds. George Carman defended Jeremy Thorpe and knew Cantley, because before Carman relocated to London after the Thorpe case, he had spent his career on the Northern Circuit. Geraint Morgan QC, the Tory MP for Denbigh, 1959-83, worked as a barrister on the er Northern Circuit. See previous posts. Denbigh is a long way from the Northern Circuit…

Sir John Kay’s son is a Rugby international. The staff of Bryn Estyn were recruited virtually entirely from Wrexham Rugby Club. Vacancies at Bryn Estyn were actually advertised at the Rugby Club rather than anywhere else. Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council, was President of Bethesda Rugby Club.

Cunningham blamed Poulson’s persistent generosity for his disgrace, declaring: “I made the biggest mistake of my life when I accepted the offer of that two-week holiday in Portugal from John Poulson. I just didn’t think 

it would have led to all this. What is so annoying is that I tried and tried to get invoices for him for the holiday. I kept badgering him, but he was an overwhelmingly generous man and in the end I just gave up asking.” However Poulson accused Cunningham of having “held me to ransom” by demanding £4,000 worth of holidays; he gave in, he said, because he feared Cunningham might harm his business if the largesse stopped.

Lord George-Brown – the drunk in the Cabinet of crooks had by then been given a peerage – praised Cunningham in court as “one of the most outstandingly forthright, courageous, solid and loyal men I have met throughout my political life”. Mr Justice Waller nevertheless sentenced him to five years, and the Labour government set up an inquiry into standards in public life.

The Labour Gov’t who’s Leader, the PM, was a personal friend of this lot.

At a further trial in April 1976 it was alleged that Cunningham, through his union contacts, had bought at half price the bungalow at Chester-le-Street to which he had moved from a 37s 6d a week council house; he was cleared of having a corrupt relationship with the builder Sidney McCullough, but three fellow councillors were jailed.

It was April 1976, the political classes knew at the time that Mr Thrope was almost certainly going to be charged with some very serious offences at some point; the panic in the security services and Gov’t caused the resignation of Harold Wilson as PM; Carlo was appointed as Chancellor of the University of Wales; and George Thomas, one of the biggest child molesters in Parliament, was appointed Speaker of the House. In Chester-le-Street, three little people were jailed.

Andrew Newton, the hit man who stated that he had been paid to kill Norman Scott, tried to shoot Norman in Oct 1975. In April 1975, Bertrand Russell’s granddaughter Lucy died after setting fire to herself in a churchyard in Cornwall because ‘she had paranoid schizophrenia’, or according to her family ‘as a peace protest’. Lucy had lived with Russell as a girl after Russell had declared her own father, whom she got on with very well, to be unfit to bring her up because of his own paranoid schizophrenia. As a teenager, Lucy began telling people that she didn’t like the way that her grandfather kissed her. When Lucy was 18, she paired up with a boyfriend at university and Russell cut her off completely. It was then that she developed paranoid schizophrenia. See post ‘Who Was Angry About What?’

No-one saw Lucy set fire to herself. It was just assumed that she had, because she did of course have paranoid schizophrenia. As with Ann Hills being found dead on the roof, it’s incredible what can happen to people without questions being asked, as long as the Top Docs have got there first with the right diagnosis.

 

Cunningham’s sentence was reduced to three years on appeal and in June 1976 he was paroled from Ford open prison. Within weeks he had tea with Prime Minister James Callaghan at the home of his son, Jack Cunningham, the GMWU-sponsored MP for Whitehaven, whom Callaghan had retained as his Parliamentary Private Secretary despite the scandal.

It was rather more likely to have been ‘because of’ rather than despite the scandal. Jack Cunningham was PPS to Callaghan Sept 1976-Feb 1977. Mr Thrope had resigned as Liberal Leader in May 1976 when it was clear that he would face criminal charges sooner or later. Labour’s majority was so small that they only remained in office as a result of the Lib-Lab Pact between David Steel and Callaghan, which saved the bacon of both parties. The Pact was established in March 1977. Callaghan wife was Chairman of the Governors of GOSH; as PM, Callaghan earned much good PR as a result of the help that he gave his wife fundraising for GOSH. Dafydd’s mate David Ennals had been appointed as Secretary of State for the DHSS in April 1976 by Jim Callaghan. In March 1976, Norman Scott had alleged in open court at Andrew Newton’s trial in Exeter for firearms offences that Jeremy Thorpe had tried to have him killed. ‘The Times’ published an article entitled ‘The Lies Of Norman Scott’; everyone then knew what the ‘lies’ were. For a man telling porkies, Norman certainly panicked them all.

Here’s a man from Leeds who helped out at GOSH:

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Jack (now Lord) Cunningham went on to restore the family name

So when and how did Lord Jack do that then? Was his father’s conviction overturned? Was Poulson’s? Smith’s? Was it demonstrated that the allegations of massive civic corruption involving bent professionals, bent Civil Service mandarins, bent local authority officials, bent Gov’t Ministers and their very close links to Wilson and Callaghan were unsubstantiated?

and serve in Tony Blair’s Cabinet.

I feel the hand of history on my shoulder once more.

But there would be no rehabilitation for his father; Andy Cunningham’s days of power were over and for three decades he lived quietly in retirement at Chester-le-Street.

His son was at the top of the Labour Party, Andy wasn’t suffering and he won’t have lost power; he exercised it through Lord Jack.

Andrew Cunningham was born on June 8 1910, the eldest of nine children of a Durham miner. He left school at 14 to work in the Tyne docks and built a formidable power base first as chairman of Felling council; then as a county councillor and alderman; chairman of the Police Authority (in 1962); chairman of the county council (1963) and, the following year, regional secretary of his union. The appointments continued to flow and on top of those posts previously mentioned, he was a founder member of the Northern Economic Planning Council and a director of Fairfields Shipbuilders. In 1965 he was elected to the trade union section of Labour’s NEC, his support peaking in 1967 when he came fifth with 4,934,000 votes.

Andrew Cunningham died on June 14. He outlived his wife, a former teacher and JP

The wife of one of biggest crooks in the UK was a JP in a region dominated by organised crime which involved the forcing of kids and vulnerable people in care settings into sex work. Did someone make an error of judgement?

with whom he had three children.

One of which was Jack Cunningham. John Anderson Cunningham, Baron Cunningham of Felling (born 4 August 1939) was the Labour MP for Whitehaven and then Copeland in Cumbria, 1970-2005 and served in Miranda’s Cabinet. Miranda employed Woy as an adviser…

Jack was educated at Jarrow Grammar School (now Jarrow School) in the same class as Doug McAvoy, who served as the General Secretary of the NUT, 1989-2004. The NUT colluded with the abuse of children in north Wales and elsewhere. George Thomas was of course an NUT rep… Being an NUT rep in north Wales could get one a long way. Barry Jones was President of Flintshire NUT and he ended up as Lord Baz. See previous posts.

Jack Cunningham undertook his first degree at Bede College, Durham University and then completed his PhD at Durham in 1967. Jack worked as a Research Fellow at Durham University – Jack is a chemist – 1966-68, whilst working as an officer for the GMWU.

I wonder what the other students and postdocs thought?

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Jack was a district Councillor for Chester-le-Street Rural & Parish Council, prior to becoming an MP and continued to live in the Garden Farm area of the town, bringing up his family there.

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Cunningham joined the Shadow Cabinet in 1983, appointed by the Windbag; he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Cumbria in 1991.

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Jack ran the Labour Party’s General Election campaign in 1992.

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After the Labour landslide victory at the 1997 General Election – someone had by then finally realised that the Windbag had to go  and had dispensed with his services a few years previously – Jack became Minister in MAFF. He was shifted in 1998 to the post of Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. The media dubbed him cabinet enforcer, claiming that his role was effectively to sell the Gov’t and its policies to the public and the media.

Meanwhile, in Ewloe in Flintshire, all those former kids in care had been called liars as they vomited and fainted under the strain of explaining what had happened to them in the children’s homes of north Wales.