Murder In Samarkand

My post ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’ described how, after Nerys, the late wife of Merfyn Jones the then VC of Bangor University who was finally hounded out of public life by the paedophiles’ friends some  five years after Nerys died in the care of Dafydd’s mates at the Walton Centre, was laid to rest in Llanfaglan Church, the remains of dear old Lord Snowdon also ended up there; Lord Snowdon of the Gwerin who was born in and spent his entire life living in Belgravia.

Previous posts eg. ‘Badlands’ discussed how Nerys herself was caught in the cross-fire of the paedophiles’ friends in the 1990s, when the paedophiles’ friends, assisted by ‘The Guardian’, went to war on Graham Day, a senior sociologist at Bangor University and accused Graham of racist and corrupt practices when appointing academic staff. I have never been clear exactly when the fireworks happened; I had always presumed that it was in about 1993, but it must have been a bit later than that, because an article written by Nerys in ‘Prospect’ magazine mentions that she only returned to her native north Wales from Harvard in 1994. I guess that the Gwerin-inspired chaos must have happened in approx 1996, because I think Nerys had been back in Gwynedd a while before it all kicked off.

The Gwerin were in absolute overdrive in 1996, because they knew that there was going to be a Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Lest readers wonder why I can’t remember the events re Nerys and the Gwerin, it is because by 1996 my life was just one long round of having to defend myself and often Patient F as well from unfounded allegations of serious criminal offences made by the mental health services. It was of course in 1996 that we were arrested on yet more trumped up charges on the basis of the perjury of an Angel, Bridget Lloyd, which those we know and love were hoping would result in a long period of incarceration for me. We were acquitted in early 1997.

Nerys’s article in ‘Prospect’ mentioned an incident involving Nerys when she worked as a warden in one of the halls of residence at Bangor University. She had taken issue with a Page 3 style poster in one of the rooms in the Porter’s lodge and had been told by the porters to piss off, it was their office and cor blimey these feminists don’t have any sense of humour. I am someone who wouldn’t be rattled by a Page 3 or soft porn pic in a porters’ lodge, but Nerys’s article also mentioned something far more worrying: that one of the porters whom had been involved in the confrontation with her had subsequently disappeared from Bangor University after a female student made a complaint of him improperly touching her. Nerys’s article wasn’t about these matters per se, it was an article discussing ‘political correctness’, but just as Brown and Baker dared do when we mentioned a few things in our publications that we didn’t consider at all controversial at the time, the Gwerin hit the roof.

Nerys’s article was published in ‘Prospect’, Feb 20 1997. The Waterhouse Inquiry had begun the previous month.

The problem with working at Bangor University and publishing certain matters that are factual, do not involve a breach of confidence and may even have appeared in the media elsewhere first, is that because the whole region, including Bangor University, hosted a paedophile/trafficking gang for decades, those who weren’t directly involved are treading on eggshells and those who were involved are ready to gun down anyone who looks as though they might have some knowledge of what went on and who did it. Nerys gew up in Gwynedd, she knew about those we know and love and Nerys will have known that re the halls of residence, there was potential for a bigger scandal than the porter.

Dr Tony Jones, the Oliver Reed of north Wales, was the senior warden in the halls of residence and Tony Jones was very friendly with some of the members of the gang. Tony Jones was an odd man whom some people loathed and was the subject of speculation that he may have been involved in sexual activity with some of the male students, but no-one ever stated this for certain. What was certain was that he was mates with members of Dafydd’s gang, including corrupt police officers. Previous posts and comments which follow posts eg. ‘Dr Adrianne Reveley  – A Loving Tribute’ have described how Jones, a marine geologist unknown outside marine geology and mountaineering circles, was the star of a ‘This Is Your Life’ episode in Jan 1993, recorded at the end of 1992.

Tony Jones was the most unlikely person to have been of interest to the viewers of ‘This Is Your Life’. The programme was a parade of people who claimed to have been rescued from certain death by Tony Jones, who was a member of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team. The episode is available on You Tube and is worth watching; guest after guest does a little voice-over describing Their Hell when they were caught out in Snowdonia and they finish with ‘and then I saw you Tony and you saved my life that night; without you and the hospital in Bangor, I would not be here today’.

Hilarious, one of the most dangerous, corrupt hospitals in the UK, staffed and run by Dafydd’s mates, receiving free PR on prime time TV as a result of the heroics of Tony Jones. Not a word was mentioned about Jones’s racism – it was bad, Tony Jones was a white South African and not Peter Hain either, Jones used to call black students ‘niggers’ in lectures – and not a word about that jolly little joke that Jones played on a student who’d pissed him off which involved Jones’s corrupt mates in the North Wales Police wrongfully arresting the student, keeping him in the cells overnight and then kicking him out again without him being charged. All those young men who’s relationships with Tony Jones were subject to such speculation trooped on to the stage and explained to Aspel that Tony is ‘like a father to us’.

When Tony Jones who was mates with Dafydd’s gang starred with Michael Aspel on TV, the North Wales Police were investigating with regard to the presence of a possible VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire, which was concealed at the highest levels of Gov’t.

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With A Good Friend:

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With Another Good Friend, Who Was Chancellor of UCNW and the Nephew Of Lord Snowdon:

 

Michael Aspel is always the gent on TV but he was a BBC star – including of children’s light entertainment – when Savile and Rolf were molesting in dressing rooms. Aspel busied himself with, among other things, compering Miss World, thus broadcasting the girls’ vital statistics while they were in their swimsuits and chatting to them about how they wanted to travel and work with children when they did the bit in their evening wear. It was their chance to marry Bruce Forsyth if they didn’t really want to work with children.

Aspel starred in many programmes, including ‘Give Us A Clue’ and ‘Strange But True?’ and he interviewed Thatch on his ITV chat show ‘Aspel and Company’.

Michael Aspel originated in Battersea but during WW II he was evacuated to Somerset. I was always told that Aspel was sent to Bridgwater, but his wiki entry states that he went to Chard. Aspel has said that he was very unhappy during his four years in Somerset but he didn’t explain why. In London, Aspel attended the independent Emanuel School in Battersea. Battersea is in the Borough of Wandsworth. Wandsworth Social Services were facilitating the paedophile ring facilitated by St George’s Hospital Medical School and were in direct contact with Dafydd, Tony Francis and Lucille Hughes just before I was forced out of my job at St George’s in 1991. Donald Naismith, the Director of Education for Wandsworth, was known to be abusing kids in care. See previous posts.

Emanuel School has an impressive list of old pupils, including the following, who may be of interest to readers of this blog; some of them have featured in previous posts:

A nice selection of influential people there who could well understand that Fings Break when people upset the gang and thus could be relied upon to:

Aspel worked as a drainpipe-layer and gardener and sold advertising space for the ‘Western Mail’ in Cardiff. He worked as a teaboy at William Collins publishers in London and then entered National Service. Aspel took up a job at the David Morgan department store in Cardiff until 1955, then joined the BBC Welsh Drama Repertory Company before working as newsreader for the BBC in Cardiff in 1957. Aspel also acted in Cardiff, in a BBC Children’s Hour serial “Counterspy”, produced by BBC Wales and written by and starring John Darran. By the early 1960s, Aspel had become one of four regular newsreaders on the BBC.

Aspel has been married three times and has seven children. He married Dian Sessions in 1957 and they had two children and divorced in 1961. Aspel married Anne Reed, a TV scriptwriter, in 1962 and they had twin children and divorced in 1967. Aspel married actress Elizabeth Power, best known for her role in ‘EastEnders’ (they had two sons), but he left her for Irene Clarke, a Production Assistant on This Is Your Life.

My post ‘Apocalypse Now’ discussed how NHS staff and managers in the East End who had colluded with Dafydd’s partner gangs in that area and Peter Shore, who along with his wife Liz Shore, a Top Doctor at the very top of the DHSS (see previous posts), had also colluded with Dafydd et al, tapped Ken Clarke and Thatcher’s Gov’t – who had concealed the serious organised crime – for money to convert the decrepit Mildmay Mission Hospital in Shoreditch into an AIDS hospice in the late 1980s, when rent boys began dying in such high numbers. Numerous victims of Dafydd’s gang died in the Mildmay, concealed from the rest of the world. Everyone caring for them and funding their care knew who they were and that they had contracted AIDS after being coerced into sex work while in children’s homes in north Wales. Some of the EastEnders cast were Patrons of the Mildmay.

Aspel is a Vice-President of the Children’s Trust, a UK charidee for children with brain injury. He is also a Patron and long time supporter of Princess Alice Hospice, Esher.

Aspel is a supporter of Cancer Research UK; I worked for CR UK and witnessed the research fraud myself. See post ‘Oh Lordy! It’s CR UK!’. Aspel certainly seems to have touched my life on quite a regular basis. As a result of his association with CR UK, Aspel was made a Freeman of the Borough of Elmbridge, Surrey in April 2008.

 

My post ‘A Vampire At Glyndwr University!’ details the ‘memorandum’ by a group of ‘retired people’ who ‘played prominent roles in the NHS and public life in north Wales’ which was submitted in 2008 to the Select Committee on Welsh Affairs with regard to the organisation of cross border health services services, which were at that time under discussion by Westminster and the Welsh Assembly. I mentioned in my post that every name on that memorandum was a member of Dafydd’s network; the leading name on the memo was that of Huw Thomas, the Chief Executive of Gwynedd Health Authority, 1983-96.

Huw Thomas was a paedophiles’ friend of the highest order. Huw was Chief Exec of Gwynedd Health Authority while patients were abused, died when they should not have, when documents were forged, evidence planted and NHS staff perjured themselves in Court in order to secure convictions against witnesses to the gang’s crimes. Furthermore the Health Authority coffers were inexplicably empty although the money had certainly not been spent on NHS services. In 1989 there were questions in the House about the havoc prevailing (see post ‘A Visit To Gwynedd Archives’) and a hit squad from the Welsh Office was sent into Gwynedd in a vain attempt to get the show back on the road again.

The irony was that everyone was concealing the same criminality in the Health Authority presided over by Huw Thomas and the Health Authority Chair, Noreen Edwards. The questions in the House came from Plaid MPs Dafydd Wigley and Ieuan Wyn Jones, who were friends with Dafydd and the gang. The questions were answered by the corrupt Welsh Office Minister, Wyn – later Lord Wyn – Roberts, who was er friends with Dafydd and the gang. It was David Hunt as Minister at the Welsh Office who was given the task of actually confronting Thomas and Edwards re the fuckwittery; Hunt was friends with Dafydd and the gang. At the time, Hunt’s boss, the Secretary of State for Wales, was Peter Walker. Walker was not only on board with Dafydd and the gang, but he had been associated with Beata Brookes, former social worker, Tory MEP, 1979-89 and a key player in the gang, since their days in the Young Conservatives as long ago as the late 1950s/early 60s. See previous posts. The whole of the Welsh Office which sent in the management consultants was at that very time concealing the criminality in north Wales and had been since the establishment of the Welsh Office; indeed it continued to do so. There was not one person who was not colluding. See post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’.

Huw Thomas and Noreen Edwards were not removed and after Huw retired he continued his involvement in north Wales ‘community’ life as well as his charidee work for the Aga Khan Foundation in Tajikistan. Read about Huw’s life of crime in my post ‘The Naked Civil Servants’.

The memorandum was submitted the year that Nerys died in the care of Dafydd’s mates at the Walton Centre. At the time, Edwina Hart, the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister, was trying to impose an NHS reorganisation which would have meant that neurology/neurosurgery patients from north Wales would be referred to south Wales, either Swansea or Cardiff. When I wrote ‘A Vampire At Glyndwr University!’ I naively thought that Edwina was trying to do that because she knew that those bastards had conspired to finish off Nerys and had put her foot down. Sadly not. Edwina was scrapping with those we know and love but she was not doing it to defend the welfare and lives of anyone in north Wales; it was a shameless attempt to buy the votes of people in south west Wales, Edwina being the AM for Gower. See previous posts. Ah the doctors they were wonderful and ooh Edwina loves the NHS! Meanwhile the north Wales contingent were fighting Edwina tooth and nail because they wanted the right to continue to kill any Enemy Of The Paedophiles themselves.

As well as Huw Thomas, one of the other Leaders Of The Charge against Edwina’s plans to send potential targets of the gang to south Wales was Professor Robert Owen, the retired Professor of Surgery from Liverpool University. See post ‘In Memoriam -Professor Robert Owen’. Robert Owen was a paid-up member of the gang, a pal of Dafydd’s and was the man who in 1989 organised the cover-up of the criminality of Dafydd, Tony Francis, Gwynedd Health Authority (including Huw Thomas and Noreen Edwards) and Gwynedd Social Services, after being appointed by the Welsh Office to organise an ‘investigation’ into my complaint. See post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’.

Hansard records that questions were asked in the House about Gwynedd Health Authority on 23 March 1989. By that time, the Welsh Office had appointed Dafydd’s mate Robert Owen to organise a cover-up with regard to my very serious complaint about Gwynedd and Clwyd Health Authorities and Gwynedd Social Services. Owen had already appointed Robert Bluglass, one of Dafydd’s mates and Dr Colin Berry, a member of one of Dafydd’s partner gangs in Coventry, to hold the ‘inquiry’ into my complaint. The rigged inquiry took place in July 1989. The inquiry was originally due to be held in the spring of 1989, as I remember March. I travelled from Surrey, where I was then living, to north Wales as requested, to find a very friendly but apologetic Prof Owen explaining that the inquiry had been cancelled at the last minute because one of the key people had been taken ill and they had not had time to contact me and tell me not to travel.

I am sure that Prof Owen told me at that meeting that it was Dafydd who had been ‘taken ill’, because I remember thinking ‘I have waited more than two years for this, I have been wrongfully arrested, Dafydd has attempted to bribe and threaten me into dropping my complaint, I have been harassed non-stop, letters have been ignored and High Court injunctions have been sought in order to try to stop me pursuing my complaint and now Dafydd has pulled a sickie at the final hour’.  I even made jokes about it in letters to Gwynedd Health Authority. Yet in his final Report Bluglass noted that I was so mad and vindictive that I had even wrongly accused poor old Dafydd when it was he, Bluglass, who had been rushed into hospital!

Bluglass, if you are still alive, would you like to comment on anything that I have published on this blog and tell me why the world allowed you to conduct yourself in this manner? You were an Expert on mental health legislation yet you were clearly incapable of following any legislation or protocol yourself.

 

The minions at Bangor University were unaware that the Top Doctors had ordered that Nerys be executed because Merfyn was protecting her privacy. The first that most of us knew of it was when we attended a public lecture by Lord Charlie Falconer at Bangor University in 2008; Charlie was accompanied by Betty Williams, a member of the gang and the then Labour MP for Conwy. See previous posts for the gen on the appalling Betty. Betty announced to the whole lecture theatre that she just wanted to let us all know that the VC’s wife was now very ill and was not expected to live much longer. I and my friends were gobsmacked, although we were well aware that Merfyn had been under attack from the Gwerin for at least the past four years and there was a suspicion that people at the top of New Labour had joined in the Get Merfyn Out campaign; my computer had been stolen by John McTernan’s brother-in-law in 2005 and I was being threatened constantly by the gang. See post ‘Lest We Forget’.

Whatever Betty’s motives were, it was clear that they were unrelated to supporting Nerys and Merfyn. The vicious old cow made that public announcement for no constructive purpose…

When Betty did her town crier bit, Gordon was PM. Charlie Falconer had served as Lord High Chancellor, June 2003-June 07 and Secretary of State for Justice, May 2007-June 2007, Miranda’s Gov’t having changed the constitution, which resulted in the two overlapping roles being held by Falconer . In May 2008, it was announced that Falconer had been appointed as Chairman of the AmicusHorizon Group Limited, a Registered Social Landlord and on 8 July 2008, Falconer joined US law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as a senior counsel.

Charlie Falconer was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and Trinity College, Glenalmond. He read Law at Queen’s College, Cambridge. As did William Bingley, Dafydd’s mate, who provided armour plating for Dafydd and the gang in William’s capacity as legal Director for MIND, then Chief Exec of the Mental Health Act Commission, then as Chair of an NHS Trust in the north west of England, as the Prof of Mental Health Law and Ethics in the University of Central Lancashire, 2000-04, as well as via his work at Cumbria University… William’s dad was Admiral Sir Alec Bingley, a NATO Commander who was Of Lord Mountbatten and the gay spies in the Admiralty (see post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’) and his mum was Lady Juliet Bingley, a social worker who, after her husband died, became a big player in MIND.

Lady Juliet was friends with Richard Crossman, as well as with Dom Mintoff, the PM of Malta who himself was a member of the Maltese Mafia. Crossman was also a friend of Mintoff. See previous posts. Lady Juliet was a second generation facilitator of the Westminster Paedophile Ring; her dad was Reginald Vick, a surgeon at Bart’s who colluded with organised abuse before Lady Juliet joined the family business. See previous posts for the full story re the Bingleys.

Charlie Falconer is the same age as William Bingley, if they didn’t actually bump into each other at Cambridge, they will have got to know each other somewhere else along the way.

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Falconer met Miranda when they were schoolboys in Scotland and then in the 1970s they shared a flat. I have mentioned previously that Miranda was a pupil of the bent barrister George Carman QC, who was not only linked with serious organised crime but who also acted for and was retained by members of the Westminster Paedophile Ring; Cherie worked in Carman’s Chambers until 1988. Carman knew Dafydd and the gang from his days based in Greater Manchester/Cheshire before he relocated to London after successfully defending Jeremy Thorpe in 1979. I knew that Charlie and Miranda had been flatmates but I have only just found out that they were based in Wandsworth. Wandsworth Borough Council were running a massive paedophile ring across south London in collaboration with St George’s Hospital Medical School and Springfield Hospital.

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Dafydd’s mate John Tilley went to Battersea and Wandsworth in the mid-1960s, began organising  down there and became a Wandsworth Councillor – Tilley was Leader of the Council for a number of years – ready to send kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales when John Allen and Dafydd opened for business in 1969-ish. Business received a wonderful boost when John Tilley served as the Labour MP for Lambeth Central, 1978-83. The PC and street cred of Dafydd’s gang reached a peak when Tilley became a good mate of Lord Scarman, who was often photographed with black children on his knee, but who somehow missed the serious organised crime linked to a sex abuse gang which by then was running the whole of south London and was networked to gangs across the rest of the UK and into mainland Europe. See post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’.

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Dear old Lord Scarman, much loved by ‘The Guardian’, knew that up in north Wales there were two monsters, one who had until very recently been lobotomising away like there was no tomorrow.

What do you mean ‘no I don’t want to shag a horrible old man’?

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Anyone for institutional racism on the part of the plods on the beat?

The institutional racism won’t have helped, but an even bigger problem was the sex trafficking business/ child porn trade/class A drugs distribution taking place which was run by highly paid corrupt professional people, rather than rastamen on street corners.

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While Miranda went into politics, Falconer concentrated on his legal career, practising from Fountain Court Chambers in London. Charlie learned at the knees of the best there. Previous tenants of Fountain Court are a roll call of bent judges and senior lawyers who protected Dafydd and the gang as well as the wider Westminster Paedophile Ring: Sir Melford Stevenson, Lord Scarman, Thomas Bingham and Sir Henry Brooke. See previous posts. Lord Peter Goldsmith was also of Fountain Court and was the Attorney General when the gang mounted a prosecution against me for ‘threatening to kill’ Alun Davies, an NHS manager, in 2002, based entirely on the perjury of some eight NHS staff. The case circulated around the Courts for nearly two years and collapsed on the first day of the trial. Meanwhile I lost my house and my job. There was no investigation into the industrial scale perjury or into the conduct of the corrupt judge Huw Daniel, a friend of Dafydd’s, who presided over the mess and issued a legally invalid restraining order against me into the bargain. See previous posts…

Fountain Court became established as pre-eminent under the leadership of Sir Melford Stevenson in the 1950s and its status as part of the ‘Magic Circle’ was further cemented in the 1960s and 1970s by some of the crooks named above. 

Some five years ago, when I was sitting in the Heddfan Unit, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, wrongfully detained after being threatened at gunpoint, it was reported in the media that Edwina Hart and Theo Huckle QC, two sheepshaggers from Wales, had been received and wined and dined by the Magic Circle. Theo was the Counsel General for Wales, 2011-16, who saw every one of the 10,000 documents now in my possession, which detail serious criminality and conspiracy on the part of every agency with which I had ever had contact over 30 years re health and social care and related litigation, yet managed to maintain that there was no evidence of clinical negligence or harm to me as a result. After doing the necessary as Counsel General for Wales ie. blowing my case out of the water, Theo joined Doughty Street Chambers. See post ‘Theo Huckle QC’.

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Doughty Street Cambers undertakes criminal justice, public law, immigration, employment, human rights and civil liberties work. Doughty Street Chambers was set up in 1990 by Geoffrey Robertson QC (see previous posts), who is joint head of Doughty Street, along with Edward Fitzgerald. Other notable members include Louis Blom-Cooper QC, who concealed Dafydd and the gang’s crimes for years, particularly in his role as Chair of the Mental Health Act Commission when William Bingley was Chief Exec and St Helena Kennedy, who was a friend of and worked with Professor Nigel Eastman, one of the St George’s forensic psychiatrists who was colluding with Dafydd et al and those facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts…

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Keir Starmer (see previous posts eg. ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party’) also works at Doughty Street, as does George Clooney’s wife Amal. Amal is not the only Doughty Street barrister to have close links with the film world. Ben Silverstone is also based there.

Silverstone was born in Camden and studied English at Trinity College, Cambridge and Law at the LSE. Ben starred in ‘Get Real’ and ‘Lolita’; he appeared on the cover of ‘Gay Times’ in May 1999. His most recent film project was Jump! (2007) starring Patrick Swayze and Martine McCutcheon.

Doughty Street, which exists for the Benefit of the Oppressed:

Many of the tenants of Doughty Street are also members of the Mansfield Community and Ben has also passed through Cherie’s establishment Matrix.

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In 1993, I wrote to Michael Mansfield informing him of the abuses of social workers employed by Gwynedd Social Services. I received a one line reply. The North Wales Police were at the time winding up their investigation into child abuse in north Wales, which resulted in them stating that there was no evidence of a paedophile ring operating in the region. Michael Mansfield lived in Wandsworth. See previous posts for info on Mike eg. ‘Workers’ Play Time’.

Cherie:

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Cherie grew up in Crosby, Liverpool, an area with a high number of Roman Catholics as well as many professional people who worked with Dafydd’s network. In the 1990s, as part of an investigation into organised abuse in the north west of England, a number of staff of institutions run by Liverpool Catholic Social Services were jailed. Some of them had links to north Wales and Cheshire. See previous posts.

The Gang Of Four targeted Crosby as a winnable seat for the SDP after they based their electoral strategy on their knowledge of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Shirl held the seat, 1981-83. See post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’

Shirl’s opportunity arose as the result of the death of the sitting Tory MP Sir Rodney Graham Page (30 June 1911 – 1 October 1981). Graham Page was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford and London University and later became a solicitor. He was a Privy Council appeal agent and a company and building society Director. Page contested Islington North in 1950 and 1951 was first elected MP for Crosby in 1953. He Chaired the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments, 1964-66. Page served in the Gov’t of Ted Heath, was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1972 and was a Minister of State at the Secretary of State for the Department of Local Government and Development until 1974. He took a particular interest in Gov’t administration and played a significant part in the reorganisation of local government and water authorities in the early 1970s.

Page was the Chairman of the Pedestrians Association and a Governor of Tommy’s. Dr Death trained and worked at Tommy’s and knew Dafydd as well as many other Top Docs who facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Death was the MP who used his private member’s bill to ensure that the Children Act 1975 ended up on the statute books which resulted in so many kids being sent to children’s homes in north Wales as well as into the hands of linked gangs. Dr Death’s kind offer was the last stage in a process that was begun and stage managed by George Thomas’s friend Leo Abse. Abse, along with his two Top Doctor brothers and many of his friends and relations, was part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring (see post ‘O Jones, O Jones’). Abse was given full support in the rewriting of legislation with regard to children in care from James Callaghan when Callaghan was Home Secretary. See post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.

Graham Page was MP for Crosby, 1953-81, years of Peak Lobotomy for Gwynne at the North Wales Hospital. Page will have known about it, the corrupt professionals of Liverpool provided numerous umbrellas. Many members of the gang, including Dafydd and Lucille, were graduates of Liverpool University. North Wales heaved with Top Docs and lawyers who trained at Liverpool and they tended to be the ones in the senior positions.

Shirl lost Crosby in 1983 to Sir George Malcolm Thornton (born 3 April 1939), known as Malcolm Thornton. He was educated at Wallasey Grammar School and later attended Liverpool Nautical College. Thornton was first elected to Parliament in 1979 for the marginal seat of Liverpool Garston, gaining it from Labour’s Eddie Loyden. In the early 1980s, all seats were re-organised with the new boundaries set to come in at the next election. Liverpool Garston would lean strongly towards Labour, so Thornton sought a safer seat in Crosby. Shirl however bagged Crosby in 1981, but Thornton won it in 1983. Both Shirl and Thornton colluded  with Dafydd’s network of corrupt professionals. In 1983, Eddie Loyden won a redrawn Garston for Labour.

By 1997, the Tories were deeply unpopular and Thornton lost Crosby, by a wide margin, to Labour’s Claire Curtis-Tansley (later known as Claire Curtis-Thomas). Cherie’s autobiography discussed her delight at Labour bagging the seat from the Tories.

However did Labour manage that then Cherie?

I was fortunate to still be a free woman and thus able to watch the May 1997 General Election on TV after being acquitted earlier that year after Dafydd’s gang made that attempt at securing a conviction against me and banging me up on the basis of the perjury of the Angel Bridget Lloyd. See previous posts.

Congratulations to Ms Curtis-Thomas!

 

In 2007, Sir Malcolm Thornton became a Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Board of Governors for Liverpool John Moores University. John Hamilton, Leader of Liverpool City Council, 1976-78 and then again during its years of Militant domination and scrapping with the Windbag, 1983-86 – although it was Deputy Leader Derek Hatton who did the scrapping (see previous posts) – was a Governor of Liverpool John Moores when it was Liverpool Poly. John Hamilton was a Bachelor and a schoolteacher who was enthusiastic about matters education as a local politician. Hamilton was a Quaker, like Gethin Evans, Luculle Hugh’s henchman in Gwynedd Social Services and Dr Paul Nickson of Bethesda Surgery, who ignored the crimes of Dafydd’s gang; Nickson later left Bethesda and went to work as a Top Doc in Liverpool. John Hamilton was nearly killed when his house went up in flames the month before the Waterhouse Report was published so if Hamilton ever felt like going on TV and telling the world that there were rather more people abusing kids from north Wales children’s homes than a few bottom feeding social workers and teachers, those third degree burns probably persuaded him otherwise.

Ronnie Waterhouse touched Degsy Hatton’s life. In early 1993, Degsy and two fellow Liverpool City Councillors stood trial for conspiracy in relation to their role as Councillors. Ronnie Waterhouse presided over the trial, which was held at Mold in north Wales, although Degsy and his co-defendants didn’t live at Mold and the alleged offences took place in Liverpool. After receiving a bit of helpful intervention from Ronnie, in March 1993, they were all acquitted. The trial was part of a much part of a far bigger police investigation into civic corruption in Liverpool, Operation Cheetah, which cost many millions and included investigations in the US, Ireland and Spain. Degsy and his barrister demanded that Cheetah be wound up after the acquittal of the Dafydd Three at Mold; it continued but I’m not sure how successful it was.

Malcolm Thornton served as a Merseyside Councillor before he was elected as an MP. He was a Wirral Metropolitan Borough Councillor, April 1973-May 1979 and Leader of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, 1974-77.

Lord David Hunt of Welsh Office Corruption served as the Tory MP for the Wirral and then Wirral West, 1976-97. Hunt was the son of RNVR officer Alan Hunt who was Of Mountbatten, Bingley etc and David Hunt grew up in Glyn Ceiriog, a valley in Denbighshire. Hunt went to school at Liverpool College, then studied Law at Bristol University, at the same time as Dafydd’s partner in crime Dr D.G.E. Wood trained at Bristol Medical School. Hunt was a member of the Young Conservatives in the 1960s, so he will have known Dafydd’s gang members Peter Walker and Beata Brookes. Hunt has been a senior lawyer in the international legal firm DAC Beachcroft since 1996. DAC Beachcroft handle work for the MDU, who acted for Dafydd and Tony and Sadie Francis on every occasion when they resorted to litigation against me. The MDU knew that Dafydd and the Drs Francis perjured themselves on each occasion and they also knew that my allegations of criminal conduct were supported by documentary evidence. Lord David Hunt was appointed Chair of the Press Complaints Commission in 2011, by which time the Digger had accessed my hacked e mails and various documents which disappeared from my property on three separate occasions.

See my post ‘He Knows Where The Bodies Are Buried’ for details of more Liverpool City Councillors who were in cahoots with Dafydd and the gang, including the Liberal Leader of the City Council, Sir Trevor Jones, from north Wales, who preceded John Hamilton’s 1980s stint as Leader. Jones was the key link between north Wales and Liverpool City Council.

Cherie served as Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University, 1999-2006.

Cherie’s dad was the Scouse Git Anthony Booth, the Liverpudlian actor of the Merseybeat generation of whom so many used the services of Dafydd’s gang.

The Beatles at the Normal College Bangor in Aug 1967:

While the Beatles were visiting Bangor to spend time with their Guru, their manager Brian Epstein was found dead, although he was due to join them in Bangor. Epstein was gay, used rent boys and died as a result of barbiturates prescribed by a Top Doctor, the circumstances of which were worrying. See post ‘An Appalling Vista’. Dafydd’s gang ran and staffed the Normal College. See eg. ‘Thought For The Day’.

Cilla was a songbird from Liverpool and a mate of the Beatles:

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In later life, Cilla was a personal friend of Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain.

Eddie Loyden (3 May 1923 – 27 April 2003) was the Labour MP for Liverpool Garston, Feb 1974-1979. However, favourable boundary changes allowed Loyden to be re-elected in 1983 and he remained MP for Liverpool Garston until he retired in 1997.

Loyden was born in 1923 into a large, working-class family living off Vauxhall Road, Liverpool. At the age of fifteen Loyden gained employment as a deck boy on a coaster, leaving his bike at the docks. His mother knew nothing of this until she received a telegram from his new employer. Loyden spent WW II in the Merchant Navy and saw many friends perish at sea. After the war, Eddie worked for the Mersey Dock and Harbour Board and became chairman of his branch of the Powers Workers Union, later part of the TGWU.

Jack Jones, General Secretary of the TGWU, 1968-78, was from Garston, Liverpool and like Richard Crossman and Lady Juliet Bingley, was a friend of Dom Mintoff of the Maltese Mafia. See post ‘The Naked Civil Servants’  for info re Jack Jones, including the allegations that he was a Soviet double agent working for the British security services.

Rhodri Morgan was a member of the TGWU and an MP sponsored by the TGWU.

Eddie Loyden joined the Labour Party and was elected to Liverpool City Council in 1960. He was involved in the seamen’s strike of 1966, despite Harold Wilson’s denigration of the strikers as a “tightly knit group of politically motivated men”. In 1974 Loyden was elected MP for the Garston area of Liverpool, a former traditional Tory seat. His majority was small, and he lost the seat to Malcolm Thornton in 1979 and went on to be elected as City Councillor, going on to become Deputy Leader of Liverpool City Council. In 1983 he was re-elected to Parliament, and also in 1987 with a vastly increased majority. Loyden retired in 1997 and died in 2003 from Alzheimer’s.

Eddie Loyden will have known about Gwynne and the lobotomies as well.

 

Cherie’s colleague Ben Silverstone’s father I am fairly sure is Anthony Silverstone, an obstetrician and gynaecologist who was appointed Consultant at UCH/UCL in 1982. Silverstone specialises in gynaecological oncology. He knew Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain and Chamberlain’s wife Professor Jocelyn Chamberlain, who was one of those Top Docs who developed the cervical screening programme. Silverstone knew that Chamberlain and others were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring, he knew about the medical research fraud that so many of the cancer researchers were perpetrating and he knew that there were not enough lab staff to rung the cervical screening programme and that women were being conned and put at risk.

Anthony Silverstone is listed as practising at the Portland Hospital. The Portland is a real laugh, it is the place where the likes of Posh Spice go to sprog. The Portland is very accommodating; if you are seriously underweight and frail because you have prioritised the catwalk and you can’t deliver normally, the Portland will be on hand with an elective Caesarian. Likewise if you just don’t fancy doing the vaginal delivery bit, the scalpel will be on hand. If you do want to deliver vaginally, they’ll be on for doing pelvic floor surgery AND a designer vagina while they’re down there, no problem. I have such a low opinion of Top Docs’ honesty that I do have huge sympathy with patients who decide what they want and put their order in as it were; my concern is that not only are not enough Top Docs honest enough to allow their patients to make an informed sensible choice, but the sort of thing that Posh et al order makes mainstream women feel very bad about themselves. Posh’s requirements are not framed as the excesses of a mad narcissist, they are constructed as wise choices which should be followed by all sensible women, a la Angelina Jolie’s decision to have so many healthy organs surgically removed. See previous post. Anthony and his colleagues know how crazy it all is but they’re keeping schtum.

The food at the Portland is better than many of the poshest hotels in London and there’s a nursery for the mothers who aren’t that keen on doing the having their baby with them bit while they wait for the nanny to begin work.

I’m fairly sure that it was the Portland which a few years ago was the centre of a scandal involving the death of a mother as a result of utterly inadequate care. The Posh Spices of the world don’t usually realise that while the Portland has brilliant hotel facilities, it doesn’t invest in its medical facilities to the same degree. If your labour goes seriously wrong and you need the life-saving stuff and intensive care, you’ll be transferred to an NHS hospital anyway…

Anthony Silverstone can also be found at King Edward VII Hospital, the Patron of which is Lilibet and the President, HRH the Duke of Kent. The Chairman of the King Edward VII Hospital was and might still be Lord Simon Glenarthur. Simon was also a Director of the MDU for many of the years that they so ably assisted Top Doctors involved with serious organised crime to prosecute me. Simon Glenarthur was a Health Minister who was at the Dept of Health with Ken Clarke. It was Simon who followed Thatch’s orders to buy blood products from the US, although the Gov’t was warned by the Top Docs that the products were infected and would infect NHS patients if they were used. Thatch and Glenarthur ploughed ahead regardless and thousands of NHS patients were infected with Hep and HIV, many of whom have now died. The Top Docs warned the Gov’t but not NHS patients. They were careful to ensure that they or their nearest and dearest did not receive the infected products themselves. See previous posts.

I was told recently that I was knowingly treated with infected blood products at the C&A Hospital in Bangor 1984, without my knowledge. It didn’t entirely surprise me, I knew that I had been lied to by the Student Health Centre about not being given a transfusion when I was out cold under anaesthetic. The Top Docs must really hate me after I have survived so many of their murder attempts.

I wonder if Simon Glenarthur was on a Personal Mission to seek out and destroy, having been ordered to do so by Thatch and Ken Clarke?

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Meet Mr Silverstone: ‘Now don’t you worry my dear, we’ll look after you’.

 

I’ll just have a look at your notes:

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The notes of one of Ben Silverstone’s colleagues make a stack a mile high:

Cherie Blair

Jack Straw succeeded Charlie Falconer as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord High Chancellor and was in that role when Betty and Charlie visited Bangor. Jack has featured many times on this blog, especially in my post ‘Last Man Standing’. Jack was a member of Islington Borough Council when the paedophile ring was busy in the children’s homes run by Islington Council. Before he succeeded Babs Castle as the MP for Blackburn, Jack served as an adviser to Babs and assisted her in concealing the abuse and even deaths of children and vulnerable people in the care of the NHS and Social Services. Jack was cluttering up the DHSS when Dafydd’s pals, including Lord David Ennals, were working as advisers and Ministers there. Jack knew about Dafydd’s gang and the lobotomies that Gwynne carried out on people who dared complain. Jack is a barrister and a member of Inner Temple, along with Jeremy Thorpe and the Havers Family Of Covering Up Serious Sex Offenders In High Places. Jack’s wife was a civil servant who ended up as a mandarin in the Dept of Health.

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Keith Vaz worked as a solicitor for Islington Council and then he popped up to Leicester, where another paedophile ring linked to Dafydd’s gang was in operation, where Mr Vaz was employed in a law centre funded by Leicester City Council, who were colluding with the ring. Keith soon decided that it was an MP’s life for him, after Brown had moved to Leicester to undertake his PhD. In June 1987, Keith became Brown’s constituency MP and mine as well, because I’d moved in with Brown the month previously. It was in 1987 that Dafydd and the gang conjured up their Cunning Plan to frame and imprison me, which backfired when no enough lies were told by not enough people, although the Home Office and the Mental Health Act Commission, with Louis Blom-Cooper as Chair and William Bingley as Chief Executive, were on board with the plan. See eg. ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’.

When I worked at Bangor University, I attended a public lecture given by Craig Murray, the British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, 2002-04, Craig having been invited by one of the student societies at Bangor. Craig became well-known after he refused to keep quiet about human rights abuses in Uzbekistan; they were very serious abuses as well, opponents of the regime were being boiled alive and there was a system of slavery to ensure that the cotton plantations were manned. Craig complained to the Foreign Office that information given to the CIA was unreliable because it had been obtained by torture. Craig was withdrawn as the Ambassador and interrogated by British officials after he was denounced as being ‘overly focused on human rights’ and packed off to a mental health unit in London. It was Foreign Secretary Jack Straw who was behind the ending of Craig’s career as a diplomat. Craig maintained that New Labour were ignoring the dreadful regime of Islam Karimov, because the British Gov’t were seeking to get their paws on the huge natural gas reserves of Uzbekistan and other countries in that region.

My post ‘The Naked Civil Servants’ mentioned that former Gwynedd Health Authority CEO Huw Thomas worked for the Aga Khan Foundation in Tajikistan, 1999-2004. Tajikistan borders Uzbekistan as well as Afghanistan and it too has natural gas and coal reserves.

The North Wales Hospital Denbigh was managed by Clwyd Health Authority but Huw Thomas had an agreement that Gwynedd patients would be sent there:

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Opium poppies are big business in Afghanistan now:

The UN are very worried about Afghanistan driving the heroin market in the west. The UN which hosted Trumpers and so many other people who have colluded with Dafydd’s gang…

When Huw Thomas was busy with his charidee work just down the dirt track from all those lovely poppies, his old buddies were busy trying to frame me and have me imprisoned for threatening to kill Alun Davies. Alun Davies worked as an NHS manager under Huw Thomas for the entire duration of Huw’s time as Chief Exec of Gwynedd Health Authority. Documents in my possession show that the crooked Gwynedd County Council lawyer Ron Evans advised Davies with regard to methods of constructing me as a danger to Dafydd’s life and limb. Ron also had access to Health Authority documentation concerning me, to which he had no right. Ron did some of the forging of documents as well as Davies, Ron’s forgeries being of much higher quality.

 

A Parliamentary Report detailing the Work of the Welsh Affairs Committee 2008-09 informed us that as well as other matters, they dealt with:

‘The provision of cross-border health services for Wales: The Committee published an interim Report into the provision of cross-border health services in July 2008, and our final Report in March 2009. We decided to publish an interim Report on our findings in this inquiry in order to contribute to discussions in several key areas that were taking place at that time; including a proposed protocol between the Department of Health and the Welsh Assembly Government, the proposed restructuring of the NHS in Wales, and Mr James Steers’s [Professor Steers is an Edinburgh-based neurosurgeon] review of neurosciences services for Welsh patients. That the Government delayed responding to our interim Report for 6 months is unacceptable.’

It was Gordon’s Gov’t who delayed responding to the interim report. The Health Minister at the time was Alan Johnson.

‘Legal Services Commission Cardiff Office. In spring 2009, we held an urgent inquiry into the proposed restructuring of the Legal Services Commission, an agency of the Ministry of Justice which is responsible for the provision of legal aid in England and Wales. The proposed changes included a significant reduction in the operations of the Commission’s Cardiff office, the only one of its offices located in Wales, with functions being transferred to processing centres in England.

Our evidence showed that the Legal Services Commission had failed to include the Wales Office in any form of consultation regarding the proposed changes to its Cardiff office. The extent of consultation with the Welsh Assembly Government and other stakeholders prior to the announcement of the restructuring was also extremely limited. During his appearance before the Committee, Lord Bach, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, acknowledged that there had been insufficient consultation about the potential impact of the proposed changes on legal aid in Wales and said that both the Commission and the Ministry would “learn a lesson” from the experience.

We published our Report on 1 May, recommending that no change to the functions of the Cardiff office should be implemented until thorough and genuine consultation has taken place to determine its likely impact on levels of service. We were particularly concerned that the proposed changes were put forward in the context of continuing legal divergence post devolution. The Commission needs adequate expertise for interpreting Welsh legislation and must continue to provide high quality bilingual services. Despite the Commission’s assurances, we were not confident that the quality of Welsh services could be maintained from outside Wales.

The Government’s response to our Report announced that any changes to the Cardiff office would be postponed pending further consultation:

The LSC has postponed the planned removal of processing work from the Cardiff Office from 2009/10 to 2010/11. This will enable sufficient time for them to conduct further discussions with the Wales Office and the Welsh Assembly Government, to fully explain the proposals and ensure that appropriate measures are in place to maintain the quality of service for Welsh clients and providers. Both the Ministry of Justice and the LSC accept the Committee’s findings that the level of consultation on the decision to remove processing work from Cardiff was inadequate.

We welcome this outcome. However, it appears that Whitehall guidance on the consultation procedures that must be followed when dealing with devolved areas of the UK has now been misunderstood on a number of occasions. This is why we decided to conduct an in-depth investigation of the protocols relating to the devolution settlement and its observation throughout government in a new inquiry into Wales and Whitehall, which will take place in the 2009-10 session.’

By the time that Charlie Falconer came to give his public lecture on Human Rights at Bangor, he, along with Dame Vera Baird, had cut legal aid substantially. The cuts that had been implemented nearly put the only lawyer in Gwynedd who was representing clients in NHS and Social Services cases out of business. I was one of her clients. She and I attended Charlie’s lecture and we both wanted to ask him what was the point of the Human Rights legislation being expanded in the way of which he boasted when patients and clients who had suffered serious harm at the hands of the NHS and Social Services could not access the legal aid necessary to bring cases at all, yet alone under the Human Rights Act. After Charlie ended his lecture, Betty told us all that Charlie didn’t have time to answer any questions because he had to rush of to another appointment. I found out the next day that Charlie’s appointment had been wine and nibbles with a small group of trusted senior Professors who could be relied upon not to say anything like ‘you endemically corrupt lying bastard who’ll stop at nothing, how dare you turn up here to rub Merfyn’s nose in it’.

The achievement of which Charlie has been most proud over recent years is losing five stone in weight.

Before:

  • After:

Charlie is wearing Stella McCartney this season, but he remains the same amoral sociopath that he was before he became a male model.

Here’s Charlie’s side kick Dame Vera Baird:

Vera Baird

Vera grew up in Lancashire and read law at Newcastle Poly, where she was also Vice-President of the Students Union and edited and founded a student newspaper. So Vera, as a student, probably knew about the sex abuse ring in the North East which was directly linked to Dafydd’s gang and sent children and staff to north Wales. Vera was a part-time Parish Council clerk in a parish council in County Durham in the late 1970s when she lived in County Durham. Baird joined the Labour Party in 1971 and later joined the TGWU, now UNITE. She is now also a member of UNISON and of the GMB Trade Unions and a member of the Co-operative Party. All of these unions colluded organised abuse, including in north Wales and defended members involved in abuse. See post ‘A Very COHSE Relationship With Some Very Nasty People’.

Vera was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 1975; Dafydd’s big bodyguard Sir William Mars-Jones was a member of Gray’s Inn. She first practised in the North East, setting up Collingwood Chambers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and became Head of Chambers.

Vera acted for CND and anti-apartheid protesters. Some leaders of CND knew about Dafydd and Gwynne because they lived near Bertrand Russell at Cwm Croesor. See posts ‘A Message Of Peace At Christmas’ and ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’. David’s mate Lord David Ennals was Chairman of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1960-64; David Steel, who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring as well as Dafydd and the gang’s criminality (see post ‘Man Of Steel’) was Chairman of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1966-70. Mr Thrope was an enthusiastic supporter of the AAM, as was Dafydd’s pal Professor Mervyn Susser. See previous posts.

Vera represented striking miners in 1984-85 and became a member of the Mansfield Community. Like Michael Mansfield, Vera represented rioting prisoners in Risley in 1989 but not the victims of Dafydd who were being beaten up and found dead on the ‘hospital wing’. Not a word passed Radical Vera’s lips. Or about the kids in care being visited by that pox doctor in Risley. See post ‘Include Me Out’. Vera was involved in the Emma Humphreys case, as was St Helena. They knew exactly what was happening to women at the hands of Dafydd’s gang and the Top Docs but they said nothing, not even when Emma was found dead after being prescribed a totally unacceptable ‘sleeping tablet’. See previous posts…

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Vera succeeded Mo Mowlam as the Labour MP for Redcar and served as Solicitor General, 2007-10, left Parliament in 2010 and in 2012 was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumberland. See post ‘Sisters Are Indeed Doing It For Themselves’ for more info on Vera and her mates and how they have shafted vulnerable women to build their own reputations as Feminist Champs.

Baird at a 2013 Policy Exchange forum.

 

The Welsh Affairs Committee, 2008-09, consisted of a list of paedophiles’ friends. Readers will recognise their names from previous posts:

Dr Hywel Francis MP (Labour, Aberavon) (Chairman)
Mr David T.C. Davies MP (Conservative, Monmouth)
Ms Nia Griffith MP (Labour, Llanelli)
Mrs Siân C. James MP (Labour, Swansea East)
Mr David Jones MP (Conservative, Clwyd West)
Mr Martyn Jones MP (Labour, Clwyd South)
Rt Hon Alun Michael MP (Labour and Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth)
Mr Albert Owen MP (Labour, Ynys Môn)
Mr Mark Pritchard MP (Conservative, The Wrekin)
Mr Mark Williams MP (Liberal Democrat, Ceredigion)
Mr Hywel Williams MP (Plaid Cymru, Caernarfon)

In autumn 2007 the Welsh Gov’t Minister for Health and Social Services, Edwina Hart, commissioned an Independent review of adult neurosciences led by James Steers. This External Expert Review Group published its first stage report dealing with North Wales in July 2008 with all Wales recommendations and source documents following in September 2008. The Minister has asked the North Wales Regional Director for the Department for Health and Social Services to co-ordinate the development of a costed implementation plan for the recommendations.

The North Wales Neuroscience Implementation Group, NWNIG (The Group) is established by and chaired by the Regional Director. The Group will be an organisational and professional association of statutory and non statutory partners with the aim of planning for, co-ordinating and delivering a costed implementation plan (with timescales) for the consideration of the Minister. The Group’s work will be reported to the Minister, Chief Executive of the NHS in Wales and the North Wales Health Planning Forum through the Regional Director.

Membership of the Group will consist of:

Welsh Assembly Government North Wales Regional Office

North Wales Community Health Councils

North Wales NHS Trusts

North Wales Local Health Boards

North Wales Ambulance Service

The Walton Centre

Bangor University

Wales Neurological Alliance

North Wales Public Health Service

Health Commission Wales

Leonard Cheshire Disability

MND Association

North Wales Local Government

Every one of the above bodies was/is under the control of Dafydd’s gang. They were all on board to force Merfyn out of his job as VC and indeed out of public life. See posts ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘The Point Is To Change It’. Nerys died in the ‘care’ of the Walton Centre and the Wales Neurological Alliance were Of The Walton Centre.

A few observations. Because Nerys was seriously ill and then died, Merfyn was given compassionate leave from his job. That allowed Professor Fergus Lowe, the Deputy VC, to wreak havoc in the University and openly tell the gwerin that they could forget about Merfyn, he was finished, it was Fungus who was in charge now. Fungus was not Of Dafydd; previous posts have explained how Fungus built his empire by overthrowing Dafydd’s influence in the School of Psychology in the late 1980s and replaced it with his own equally toxic influence. Fungus bagged huge streams of research funding by blackmailing everyone who had colluded with, and concealed the crimes of, Dafydd and the gang. See eg. ‘Feet In Chains’.

Fungus was not a clinical psychologist himself, but he ran the School of Psychology which trained the clin psychs in north Wales and as Fungus expanded the School, he particularly built up the clinical side. I presumed that was because it is where the funding and the status is these days and because there were world famous Top Docs and other practitioners who concealed the paedophile ring so Fungus could bleed some very influential people dry. I have recently been told that Fungus went all out for clinical because he knew that I was the Bangor grad who had been sacrificed to save everyone’s bacon in the late 1980s and because I was a medical researcher, Fungus gripped the medical world by the knackers as a result of that as well. Top Doctors have a lot more power and influence than behavioural psychologists, which was what Fungus was.

Fungus headhunted a lot of high profile academics from the US when he built up the School of Psychology; the Westminster Paedophile Ring had an international network, including in the US, as described in previous posts. Nerys’s own former husband, Orlando Patterson, is a sociologist at Harvard who completed his PhD at the LSE in the mid-1960s, when the whole institution was dominated by Richard Crossman’s friends who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring eg. Brian Abel-Smith and Richard Titmuss. See previous posts. A number of Fungus’s catches were Top Doctors ie. neurologists.

In 2000, I developed screaming migraines out of the blue. I self-diagnosed cluster headaches, a serious form of migraine that used to be known as suicide headaches because people would kill themselves as a result of the pain. Cluster headaches are notorious and textbooks reassure everyone that of course patients with cluster headaches are fast-tracked through the system because they still kill themselves even these days if they don’t get the right treatment. I repeatedly consulted the GP and the mental health professionals with whom I was just about still involved. I told them that I was fairly sure that I had cluster headaches. It was just one ridiculous fob off after another. Various irrelevant diagnoses. Then ‘If you had cluster headaches you’d be in the corner screaming in agony’. Er, I have been, for three days, but in the house, because I couldn’t get out let alone in the car to come here’. The saga continued…

On one occasion I was near a hospital when I had a cluster headache. I went to casualty, was sat under a bright light for four hours, insulted by an Angel, refused treatment and then discharged at 3 am. I found out that someone had previously written on my medical records that I was a drug addict feigning pain relief to access opiates. I have never taken or even requested opiates. Neurology textbooks warn that people with cluster headaches are often mistaken for addicts feigning serious pain in order to obtain opiates. The risk of that will increase if someone writes that on one’s records.

Years before that accusation I know that the NW Wales NHS Trust knew that I was experiencing cluster headaches, as did one of the US neurologists whom Fungus had headhunted. I have an e mail acknowledging it. Before I gave up entirely with the mental health services, I was seeing a Top Doc called Richard Tranter, who emigrated to New Zealand with great haste in 2011, when Operation Pallial was announced. See previous posts. Richard was one of the Top Docs who held a senior position in the North Wales Clinical School, which overlapped with the School of Psychology, some staff holding dual roles. Richard acknowledged that I had cluster headaches and told me to write to one of his friends in the School of Psychology, an American neurologist whom Fungus had paid a fortune to go to Bangor and had also created an admin job for his wife Betsy, to make a really attractive package. This man wrote me a cheery e mail, telling me that he soon hoped that I could wave good-bye to cluster headache hell and the man to whom I should ask to be referred was Dr Martyn Bracewell.

Dr Bracewell was a neurologist who worked for the NW Wales NHS Trust. The NW Wales NHS Trust, who, as described in previous posts, flatly refused me any NHS care, unlawfully. Edwina Hart told me that she could do nothing about this and she also refused to fund a private package of care. The lawyer who was acting for me in an attempt to overcome these problems couldn’t continue because Lord Charlie and Dame Vera had withdrawn legal aid for my case.

My mates looked after me, as ever. The cluster headaches faded out some three years ago. I have recently found out that when I was 20, I sustained spinal damage and Dr D.G.E. Wood, the people trafficker who was a member of Dafydd’s gang, knew from the X rays that I would probably be clobbered with cluster headaches when I was older. No-one bothered to warn me and when it happened I was unlawfully refused all treatment. Edwina Hart knew this, as did Rhodri Morgan. A lot of other people did as well, including whoever read my e mails when John McTernan’s brother-in-law and others were unlawfully accessing and hacking into my computer, as explained in previous posts. I have been told that the Dirty Digger’s people got hold of the e mails, as did Uncle Harry’s nephew.

I read a few of the e mails again today. E mails to NHS staff, lawyers and Welsh Gov’t Ministers, explaining about the cluster headaches, that I wasn’t able to get treatment, that I had been threatened and assaulted by NHS staff, as had witnesses to what was going on.. There are also e mails from other people telling me about their own appalling treatment at the hands of the NHS; threatening e mails to me from corrupt police officers; reports of patient deaths and complaints; e mails to the GMC from me that weren’t even acknowledged… Hundreds and hundreds of e mails with extensive details of serious organised crime in the north Wales NHS, facilitated by politicians and assisted by corrupt police officers…

Some of those e mails were from a friend who in the 1970s withdrew from a social work course after blowing the whistle on the neglect of clients by Haringey Council. He then worked as a youth worker in Islington; he knew Margaret Hodge and Jeremy Corbyn and he knew that kids in care were being abused. He also witnessed what had happened to me. For the last few years he has been unable to access any NHS treatment, for either mental health or physical problems. He is now in his mid-60s and his health is deteriorating. Like me, no matter what happened, they just wouldn’t treat him, even when he sustained a head injury. In 2005, a member of staff at Bangor University, Dr Dee Gray aka Dee Jones, a former Angel from Liverpool who then worked for Public Health Wales and now runs an Executive Coaching Agency and flogs her ‘expertise’ to the NHS (see post ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’) admitted to me that there was a conspiracy on the part of the NHS to refuse to treat this man, no matter how life-threatening his condition.

It will be because he blew the whistle on Islington and Haringey…

 

Nerys died at the hands of exactly the same network of people who were doing all that they could to ensure that I didn’t live either and are doing their best to polish off the man who saw the action in north London back in the 1970s.

Martyn Bracewell is listed as a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychology at Bangor University. He is also listed as a neurological consultant at the Walton Centre. As Thatch would have said ‘Remember the name, Martyn Bracewell’. We all did remember the name William Hague, but not for the reasons that Thatch thought that we should.

Dr Martyn Bracewell

It’s OK Martyn, I’ll go without!! I just had years of agony, Nerys is dead. Would you like to tell us exactly which of your colleagues at the Walton Centre were responsible for Nerys’s death?

I think that I’ll ask Brown to train in abdominal surgery, just in case. He has done absolutely everything else for me that these worthless fuckers were paid so handsomely by the Gov’t to do, if ever I need my appendix whipping out, Brown can do that as well.

I must remember to ask Brown to ensure that when I do die, no member of the Royal Family tries to crowd me out of the graveyard.

Dr Martyn Bracewell

 

Fungus had another link in the School of Psychology to the Mr Bigs of the Westminster Paedophile Ring in the London Medical Schools; the clinical psychologist Professor Richard Bentall who trained and worked with Dafydd and the gang is the son of the late Professor Hugh Bentall, the cardiac surgeon at Hammersmith Hospital. Hugh Bentall was involved in a major research fraud, he was given his Chair after he made a substantial financial donation to Hammersmith Hospital and his secretary doubled up as his mistress; he secured her a place to do a degree and a PhD in anatomy and then a lecturing job at Hammersmith. See post ‘Interesting Facts’. Richard Bentall’s ex-wife was a UCNW Plant Biology graduate who was the daughter of Eifion Jones, the Dean of Science at UCNW when the institution was a vehicle for the trafficking gang. See previous posts for more info on Richard Bentall.

My e mails that were hacked included e mails written by Richard Bentall accidentally CC’d to someone known to me which detailed complaints against junior lecturers of sexual harassment from psychology students and an admission from Bentall that it had become impossible to recruit research participants for mental health research anywhere in north Wales. I know why; it was because the mental health services were so abusive that no-one would go near them. So perhaps Richard can explain how he and his colleagues continued publishing work stating that big research studies had been carried out by Bangor University, involving hundreds of people from north Wales?

Whoever read my hacked e mails will also have read e mails concerning Dr Dawn Wimpory, a clinical psychologist based in the School of Psychology who had lied and misrepresented herself. Wimpory befriended a suicidal patient who had been refused treatment by the mental health services and then did all that she could to stop him complaining; Wimpory was using some of those who had neglected him as references and had published with some of them. The e mails also contained details regarding Wimpory befriending the patient’s ex-wife and offering to ‘help’, just as Wimpory knew that I was on my way over to photograph the terrible state of the patient’s house who had not been able to look after himself; Wimpory’s help consisted of removing all the evidence demonstrating that the patient was living in dreadful conditions which were a risk to his safety. Wimpory also made telephone calls to Angels in an attempt to extract confidential information about this patient without his consent or knowledge.

I made a formal complaint about Wimpory’s misconduct to Health Inspectorate Wales. At the time the CEO of HIW was Dr Peter Higson. My e mails were not acknowledged. Wimpory knew Peter Higson and had previously worked with him. Weeks later Peter Higson was appointed as Chairman of the Betsi Health Board after Merfyn was forced to resign, as a result of a critical report about Merfyn’s management of the Board written by er Peter Higson. Wimpory told a third party that she was delighted that Higson was back in north Wales – Higson had previously been a clinical psychologist and then the general manager of the North Wales Hospital – and that it was good news for the School of Psychology.

The hacked e mails also contained evidence of criminal conduct on the part of named probation officers in north Wales, evidence of Anglesey County Councillors’ involvement in criminality and evidence that one of the senior managers in Anglesey County Council had been caught dogging by the police but was not charged. I wonder why that might have been.

 

On 3 October 2008, as part of Gordon Brown’s Cabinet reshuffle, it was announced amid some controversy that Mandelson would return to Gov’t in the re-designated post of Business Secretary and would be raised to the peerage. On 13 October 2008 Mandy became Baron Mandelson. On 6 March 2009, environmental protester Leila Dean of ‘Plane Stupid’ threw a cup of green custard in Mandy’s face in protest over his support for a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Leila was cautioned on 9 April 2009 for causing “harassment, alarm or distress”.

I have surpassed Leila for being the subject of the excesses of the British state. In 1993 I had to cough up £60 after Bangor Magistrates found me guilty of causing Jackie Brandt, a Gwynedd social worker and a member of Dafydd’s gang, ‘harassment, alarm or distress’ because I had looked at her in Safeways in Bangor. Brandt made a statement to the police stating that I’d screamed and sworn at her and that she feared that I was going to attack her. She repeated the allegations on oath, admitted under cross-examination that I had in reality only looked at her and then began crying. Brandt also got her own name wrong, having regressed to childhood in front of the magistrates – that was Patient F’s theory anyway – and stated that she was called Jackie Muriel Billings. I was found guilty for looking at her.

Brandt had previously unlawfully detained me under the Mental Health Act in Ysbyty Gwynedd, where I was visited by Dafydd Who Wanted To Talk Sex and when I challenged him he threatened me. Brandt refused to answer all correspondence from me about the matter and Gwynedd Health Authority and Gwynedd Social Services refused to investigate my complaint. After a very long time indeed, the Mental Health Act Commission admitted that the law had not been followed and Brandt hadn’t even completed the necessary paperwork. There was no action against Brandt taken by anyone and after my third letter to Brandt, Gwynedd County Council raised a High Court injunction against me on the basis of the perjury of Brandt and her colleague Keith Fearns – who had never met me, spoken to me or indeed even received a letter of complaint from me and I did not know who he was – maintaining that I was a danger to Brandt as well as to everyone else who shared her office. Within months, Brandt, Fearns and two of their colleagues perjured themselves in Court again, in an attempt to have me imprisoned for breaching the injunction. See post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’.

Ron Evans, the crooked Gwynedd County Council lawyer and the dad of the civil servant who was to be Mandy’s future right-hand woman, organised the perjury and forged some of the documentation.

Brandt’s husband Andrew threatened me in public on a number of occasions and there was no action taken. One such occasion was in the Lodwig Villa dentist’s waiting room in Bangor, as described in previous posts. There were witnesses to the incident and I reported the matter to the police. I heard no more about it. When that happened, Ron’s daughter was working for Mandy. It was after Nerys had died and the paedophiles’ friends were baying for Merfyn’s blood by then.

In 2004 I was deemed to have caused Alun Davies, the corrupt NHS manager in Gwynedd, ‘harassment, alarm or distress’ by, in 2002, ringing his secretary and telling her that Davies was a fat idiot. I was at the time sectioned, in a locked ward at Hergest Unit and injured as a result of an assault by Angels. Davies made eight or none calls to the police from Jane Hutt’s offices in Cardiff demanding that I be arrested. The police refused, saying that this was ridiculous, so Davies rang again claiming that I’d threatened to kill him and he was terrified. I was arrested, charged with threatening to kill Davies and remained on bail for nearly two years. The charges were withdrawn on the first day of the trial and it was back to the old favourite of causing ‘harassment, alarm or distress’. I received more than 120 hours of community service from the corrupt judge Huw Daniel, Dafydd’s mate. See previous posts.

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In a Cabinet reshuffle on 5 June 2009, Mandelson was granted the honorific title of First Secretary of State and appointed Lord President of the Council. It was also announced that the Dept for Innovation, Universities and Skills would be merged into his, giving Mandy the new title of Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and that he would continue as President of the Board of Trade. Mandy was a member of 35 of the 43 Cabinet committees and subcommittees.

A lot of people were outraged that Gordon had given Mandy so much power when Mandy had not been elected to any of the positions concerned. Ron Evans’s daughter was at his side at the time and the Digger had acquired the contents of my inbox and stacks of my documents.

 

The 2008-09 Report of the Welsh Affairs Select Committee also mentioned that they had dealt with matters regarding the Olympics. The Minister who was appointed by Gordon Brown with responsibility for the Olympics was Tessa Jowell. Tessa was a children’s social worker for Lambeth, a psychiatric social worker at the Maudsley when Dafydd’s mates ran an abuse ring there, the Chair of the Social Services Committee for Camden, Deputy Director of MIND and the sister-in-law of Dame Barbara Mills, the DPP who concealed so much of the criminality in north Wales. See eg. ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party’ and ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’.

Mrs Mills was DPP when Patient F and I were charged in 1996 on the basis of the perjury of the Angel Bridget Lloyd. Tony Francis prepared a Court report BEFORE our trial, recommending that WHEN we were found guilty, F should be put on probation and I should be sent to a secure psychiatric hospital. There was no apology and no investigation when we were cleared in early 1997, days after Ronnie Waterhouse opened his Inquiry. See previous posts. Mrs Mills was a member of Middle Temple, as was Ronnie.

I am talking about Tessa is the past tense, whereas my earlier posts featuring Tessa eg. ‘The London Connection’ and ‘Tower Hamlets, Paul Boateng and Tessa Jowell ‘ discussed her in the present tense. This is because Tessa died a few months ago, as the result of a brain tumour, just like Nerys. During Tessa’s final weeks there was much talk of Inspirational Wimmin and Tessa raising money for bizarre as well as more mainstream cancer research/interventions. She really should not have bothered; the Top Docs finding that they just could do nothing for Tessa a la Nerys confirms my view that toadying to the Top Docs who facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring is not a foolproof strategy. It isn’t worth it, they are vile and someone needs to challenge them. See post ‘Baroness Tessa Jowell – A Tribute’.

 

Previous posts have discussed the Welsh Bloomsbury Set who were part of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s and Bertrand Russell’s crowd who lived or had second homes in the Cwm Croesor area of Gwynedd eg. ‘The Village’, ‘The Vermin Club’ and ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’. Eric Hobsbawm had a second home in Croesor and was friendly with Sir Clough and his wife. Hobsbawm worked for the security services.

Merfyn grew up in the village; he knew the second homers and he also knew what Dafydd and Gwynne’s gang were doing to local people. When Merfyn was an undergrad at Sussex University in 1967, he and two of his mates threw red paint over a visiting US official as an anti-Vietnam protest. The VC of Sussex, Lord Asa Briggs, one of Harold Wilson’s corrupt buddies in public life who had worked for the intelligence services during WW II and was a close friend of one of the most senior people in the British security services, was colluding with the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Briggs was holding the fort at the Sussex end of Dafydd’s ring; John Allen owned brothels in Brighton ass well as in London, to which he trafficked kids from north Wales children’s homes. Asa was greatly pissed off over the red paint episode and in 2005, when the paedophiles’ friends were trying to force Merfyn out of his role as VC (see post ‘Lest We Forget’), Briggs’s daughter was interviewed on Radio 4 about his career – although he was still very much alive and in business – and stated that Briggs had never forgiven the students who had thrown the red paint. I didn’t realise at the time, but I presume that this was a Warning To Merfyn. See post ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’.

Your father’s criminal mates ran a paedophile ring and murdered witnesses Asa Minor, if I was you I’d fuck off out of public view, never mind going on the BBC to warn Merfyn that Fings Break.

Previous posts have explained that Eric Hobsbawm’s daughter Julia is a friend of Sarah, Gordon Brown’s wife and together they ran the PR agency, Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications.

I have learnt a bit more about  Hobsbawm Macaulay from Tom Bower’s biography of Gordon Brown. Sarah Brown previously had her own PR agency, Spirit Design, which in 1992 had produced a logo for the 1000 Club in Westminster, the 1000 Club comprising those who donated £1000k to the Labour Party. It was at that event that Charlie Whelan, Gordon’s spin doctor (see previous posts) introduced himself to Sarah Macaulay. In 1993 Spirit Design was dissolved and thus Sarah embarked on the partnership with Julia Hobsbawm, whom Sarah knew from their time at Camden School for Girls.

Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications did a lot of work for the Labour Party and the trade unions. Although Eric Hobsbawm was a Marxist historian and a lifelong Communist, for some reason he supported the Windbag in the Windbag’s lame attempts at ‘modernising’ the Labour Party. Hobsbawm and the Windbag had nothing in common at all, but they were both concealing the crimes of Gwynne, Dafydd and the gang. The Windbag knew Tony Francis from their student days in Cardiff and of course the Windbag’s wife’s parents were Labour activists on Anglesey, mates with Lord Cledwyn and had concealed Gwynne’s crimes before Dafydd stoked the business of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Lord Cledwyn was the Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79 and Secretary of State for Wales when the child molester George Thomas was his Minister in the Welsh Office. Dafydd was conducting research into ‘incest on Anglesey’ in the early 1960s and Lucille Hughes was Children’s Officer for Anglesey, 1966-69. The gang, the Gwerin and the paedophiles’ friends went back a very long way…

Previous posts eg. ‘Additional Security Measures’ and ‘Lest We Forget’ have detailed some of the many links between the staff of the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW where I did my first degree and the gang, mostly by dint of staff of the Dept being married to members of the gang.  In the General Election of 1983, Angie Gliddon, the wife of Chris Gliddon, one of the lecturers in Plant Biology, had ambitions to stand as the Labour candidate for Anglesey; I have stated in a previous post that she did stand, but I’ve since found out that she wasn’t selected. Angie Gliddon did however serve as an Anglesey Councillor; she explained their appalling conduct by them being ‘sexist men’. Presumably if Angie had admitted that the problem was that they were running a paedophile gang and that the women married to the men were accessories it would have implicated Angie and her friends, so the old chestnut about ‘sexist men’ was pulled out of the fire. Angie’s literature prepared for the selection of the 1983 General Election candidate mentioned that she was a feminist and would campaign for free nursery places for all.

In 1993, one of Hobsbawm Macaulay’s clients was a trade union who asked Hobsbawm Macaulay to organise a reception at the Dorchester for Bill Clinton. Charlie Whelan, who was by then a mate of Sarah’s, arrived at the Dorchester with Gordon, which was when Sarah and Gordon were formally introduced.

Sarah visited Millbank regularly after Feb 1994 and became acquainted with Labour’s inner circle, including John Smith. It was Sarah who arranged the publicity for the Park Lane fundraising dinner at the Park Lane Hotel on 11 May 1994, the eve of John Smith’s death. Previous posts have described how John Smith could not be revived at Bart’s after having a heart attack in his flat at the Barbican. Smith had previously had a near lethal heart attack in Oct 1988. He had experienced chest pains and had been persuaded to attend the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for a check up. Smith had an ECG and was told by a Top Doc that they didn’t think that it was his heart. Shortly after, he suffered a huge heart attack that left him in intensive care. Smith subsequently changed his lifestyle, took up mountain walking and lost a lot of weight. Then on 12 May 1994, WHOOPS…

Previous posts have explained how I was sitting in the garden of the Hergest Unit when I heard John Smith’s death announced on the radio. I called out to F and the others to tell them and behind me a window flew open and it was Tony Francis, asking for details. When I confirmed that it had been announced that John Smith was definitely dead, Francis disappeared again without finishing the conversation.

I have explained in eg. ‘The Banality Of Evil’ how in the spring of 1994, F and I met with two Mental Health Act Commissioners and told them that serious complaints about Dafydd were not being investigated, including complaints that he was sexually exploiting patients. The Commissioners admitted to us, in front of a nursing officer, that they had heard complaints about Dafydd sexually exploiting patients many times before and that the complaints reached back as far as the 1960s.

Our complaint to the Mental Health Act Commission was never investigated. The Commission did write to Gwynedd Community Health Trust, but the Trust failed to respond appropriately and the Commission did not follow the matter up. What did happen was that immediately after we met with the Commission, Dafydd told the police and the MDU that I had thrown a brick through his glass door at 3 am in the morning. I had done no such thing and there was no evidence that I had. It was quite some time before anyone even told me that I had been accused. It was however recorded by the North Wales Police and the MDU that I had thrown the brick. I have since been told that the brick was planted.

The gang was getting anxious in the summer of 1994. The Jillings Investigation into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974 was underway. Matt Arnold, the Head of Bryn Estyn, died from an ‘unspecified blood disease’ on 9 June 1994. On 13 June 1994, the trial of Peter Howarth, Arnold’s long standing friend and colleague at Bryn Estyn, for sexual offences against boys in care in north Wales opened. Pail Wilson was Howarth’s co-defendant. On 8 July 1994 Howarth was found guilty and Wilson was acquitted on all charges. Howarth received a substantial prison sentence and always maintained that he was scapegoated for numerous other high profile offenders. Howarth died in prison shortly after the Waterhouse Inquiry opened, while Ronnie Waterhouse was in Hong Kong on holiday, having suddenly decided to suspend the Inquiry because he needed a break. While in Hong Kong Ronnie bumped into Derry Irvine and they had a natter over a nice meal.

 

Miranda became the leader of the Labour Party on 21 July 1994. Throughout the late summer of 1994, Dafydd remained in communication with the MDU and at the beginning of Nov 1994, he obtained an ex parte injunction against me from Liverpool High Court. There was no evidence presented to the Court of any offence on my part. Dafydd banged on about the brick and said that it must have been me because he couldn’t think of anyone else who would have done it. He had been told by then that it could not have been me because I was known to have been in Bethesda, miles away from Dafydd’s place on Anglesey when the brick was ‘thrown’. Dafydd’s affidavit detailed an occasion when F had blown a raspberry down the phone at him and another occasion on which F had told him to bend over while F stuck a hand-grenade up Dafydd’s bum and to take a deep breath and wait for the grenade to explode. On the basis of that, I was served with an injunction.

‘The Banality of Evil’ explains how throughout 2005, the Chairman of the Trust entered into discussion with a number of lawyers asking them if there was any more ways in which I could be prosecuted…

 

Soon after John Smith’s death, Sarah and Gordon were together on a flight from London to Edinburgh. Throughout 1994 and 1995, things progressed and they began some sort of relationship, but by Tom Bower’s account there was much stress and Gordon kept popping back to his previous girlfriend’s place in Islington to spend the night and dropping in on another woman as well. The Labour Party seem to have all been a bit obsessed with Gordon’s love life and they couldn’t cope with him being single and wanting people to keep their noses out of his  business or his reluctance to pose around in gents designer wear.

Contrast with this Example of Modern Labour Man:

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As well as obsessing about aspects of Gordon that didn’t matter, the Labour Party had to deal with a few things that he was up to that did matter a great deal, such as planting stories in the press to undermine his political opponents. Between May and June 1996, stories appeared in the press which were designed to damage Chris Smith, John Prescott and Robin Cook, as a result of Whelan being deployed to brief against Brown’s enemies. Tom Bower alleges what others have alleged: that Gordon was a bit bonkers and very vindictive, stopping at nothing to deal with people whom he thought might block his path to No 10.

Previous posts have discussed in detail how two friends who supported me when Dafydd’s gang came after me were at Stirling University with Lord Jack McConnell, a friend of Gordon’s. Jack became very powerful in the Scottish Labour Party despite being close friends with someone who was loathed by Gordon; Jack became Scotland’s FM in Nov 2001, the year following the publication of the Waterhouse Report and just two years after being elected as an MSP. My friends were frozen out by their old crowd at Stirling soon after graduation, they found gangsters in pursuit of them, they were forced out of their careers in the media and their newborn died hours after birth as a result of serious clinical negligence. Their baby died in the same year that Lord Jack bagged his seat in the Scottish Parliament, just a few months before Ronnie Waterhouse published his cover-up. A lot of their friends at Stirling were Labour Party activists, as my friends had been; but Lord Jack and Gordon’s needs had to take priority. See eg. ‘The Turn Of The Screw’.

 

Tom Bower claims that by 1996, Gordon was worried about the revelation that Geoffrey Robinson had paid Julia Hobsbawm and Sarah Macaulay  £100,000k to launch their PR agency. Gordon feared that Julia and Sarah might tell a journo and he warned them, personally and through Whelan, to keep it quiet.

As mentioned in previous posts, Geoffrey Robinson was a very, very wealthy businessman who was elected as the Labour MP for Coventry North West in 1976. See previous posts. Dafydd’s partner gang ran Coventry and kids from Coventry were sent to children’s homes in north Wales; Richard Crossman of the Westminster Paedophile Ring was a Coventry MP as well.

Geoffrey Robinson owned the ‘New Statesman’ and in the wake of the Waterhouse Report, the ‘New Statesman’ published Richard Webster’s article discrediting Alison Taylor, ‘Can A Whistle-Blower Be Wrong?’. Alison sued for defamation/libel, representing herself and won. The ‘New Statesman’ later admitted that it published the article after assuming that Alison would not be able to afford to sue them. Richard Webster was the author of ‘The Secret Of Bryn Estyn’ and was someone who simply would not accept that there had been serious abuse of children in north Wales and spent much time and energy telling people this. Webster spent a lot of time in north Wales, gathering info to discredit Alison, but no-one ever found out what his source of income was.

Tom Bower’s book states that New Labour successfully wooed the City thanks to Geoffrey Robinson’s legwork. Gordon was the man who provided the lectures and speeches comparing New Labour to Bill Clinton and explained that they they would champion popular capitalism, stressing that New Labour were pro-business. Tories who converted to New Labour included Martin Taylor, the CEO of Barclays Bank and Alan Sugar, a game show host who is filmed getting out of Rolls Royces and walking into soulless skyscrapers. The grovelling had begun in 1995 and resulted in Howard Davies, the DG of the CBI, inviting Miranda to Davies’s place in Islington. Sir Howard Davies was Director of the LSE, 2003-11; he stepped down over the business of the LSE giving a PhD to Col Gadaffi’s son, after someone else had written it for him.

Ed Miliband’s father Ralph was part of the New Left crowd and knew Eric Hobsbawm, E.P. Thompson and many others in the Croesor/Bertrand Russell network well. Ralph had studied and worked at the LSE with Crossman’s circle. See previous posts. Ralph’s brother-in-law Professor Harry Keen was a Top Doc at Guy’s and knew numerous Top Docs who knew Dafydd and the gang and were concealing or colluding with their criminality. See previous posts.

In 1993, Harriet Harman recruited Uncle Harry’s nephew as her policy researcher and speechwriter. Harriet’s dad John Harman was a Top Doc who knew many of the Top Docs who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring and concealing the crimes of Dafydd and the gang. See previous posts. In 1994, when Harriet Harman was moved to a new role by Miranda, Uncle Harry’s nephew stayed on in the Shadow Treasury team and was promoted to work for Gordon, then Shadow Chancellor. In 1995, with encouragement from Gordon, Uncle Harry’s nephew took time out from his job to complete a Masters at the LSE. After Labour’s 1997 landslide victory, Miliband was appointed as a special adviser to Chancellor Gordon, 1997 -2002. Sarah and Gordon got engaged in 1997. The Waterhouse Inquiry opened in Jan 1997.

Not only did Uncle Harry know the Top Docs who were repeatedly perjuring themselves, forging documents and planting evidence in an attempt to have me incarcerated, but Ralph was mates with many of the old New Left academics who were doing all that they could to wreck Brown’s career. See eg. ‘Life In Cold Blood’.

Sarah Brown did her psychology degree at Bristol University at the same time as Sarah Jenkins, the daughter of Sheila Jenkins, a Gwynedd social worker who was a member of the gang and highly abusive to patients. Shelia Jenkins’ husband David held a Chair at Bangor University. Sarah Jenkins knew me because during 1984-85 she shared a house with a girl who had been a student at Bangor with me and was very friendly with one of my house-mates. Sarah Jenkins knew Brown as well. See previous posts.

Keith Thomson, one of the disastrous senior managers in the NHS in Gwynedd, grew up in Gwynedd, but spent time as an NHS manager in Stirling. After Lord Jack McConnell graduated from Stirling University, he worked as a maths teacher and served as a Councillor in Stirling. Lord Jack concealed organised abuse in Stirling. See eg. ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – The Scottish Play’.

Keith Thomson had a side-kick, Martin Jones. Martin was a UCNW graduate, who had graduated in Marine Sciences one or two years before I graduated. Martin is alleged to have failed accountancy exams and he then begun working for Gwynedd Health Authority on the NHS management training scheme. Like Keith, Martin grew up in north Wales but has served a few stints in NHS management in other parts of the UK. Martin worked as an NHS manager in Coventry. He also completed management qualifications at Aston and York Universities.

I’m not sure exactly when Keith and Martin served their time in the NHS in other regions of the UK, but Thomson’s name appears on the documents compiled about me in the mid-1990s when documents were being forged, NHS staff were committing perjury and bricks were being planted. Martin was working for Gwynedd Health Authority in the late 1980s, amid the earlier perjury and forgery…

Keith Thomson became the CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust and Martin was the Financial Director when Keith was CEO. Thomson resigned in 2005 when he was threatened with imprisonment by the High Court in Cardiff after unlawfully refusing to release my medical records to my lawyers. Martin then became CEO and behaved every bit as dreadfully as Keith had.

I handed the Welsh Gov’t enough evidence to have Keith and Martin arrested. The criminality was ignored.

 

Richard Crossman, the Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1968-70, a member of the Westminster Paedophile Ring who used his position to vastly expand the ring, served as the Labour MP for Coventry East, 1945-74. Crossman was Assistant Editor of the ‘New Statesman’, 1938-55, then Editor, 1970-72. Crossman protected Dafydd and Gwynne and was also personal friends with people networked with the Bloomsbury Group who colonised Cwm Croesor. Crossman knew Jack Butterworth, the VC of Warwick University well.

John Blackstocke Butterworth (13 March 1918 – 19 June 2003) was a lawyer and the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick, located at Coventry. Jack graduated from Oxford and on the eve of WW II, he enlisted in the Royal Artillary, spending spent much of WW II in Scotland, protecting strategic targets from air attack. Butterworth qualified in 1946 as a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn, of which Lord Denning was a member. Years later, Cherie and Miranda also became members of Lincoln’s Inn.

Butterworth became a law tutor at New College, Oxford and served as bursar of New College for the last seven years of his time there. New College was a recruiting ground for the British security services; Crossman was recruited as a student and became recruiter when he taught at New College. Crossman’s wife Anne also worked for the security services. Anne had been one of the Bletchley Park contingent, like Trumpers. Trumpers admitted herself that she did sod all at Bletchley Park and that her dad only got her the job because the upper classes needed to be seen to be contributing to the war effort. Ah the Queen Mum stayed in London throughout the Blitz to be at one with the East End, except for every single night when she and her old man were shuttled well out of London to safety, only to be shuttled back in again the next morning to Do Their Bit Against Hitler.

Whether Anne Crossman was as useless as Trumpers I don’t know, but there was much fellow feeling between the Crossmans and Trumpers’ network. Trumpers’ husband Alan Barker was taught by Crossman at Oxford and Crossman tried to persuade Barker to become an MP; an MP for any party, it didn’t matter which, Crossman just thought that Barker would make a fine MP.

It was the brainless, useless, dishonest Trumpers who entered politics rather than Alan Barker. In 1980, during the Great Panic in the aftermath of Jeremy Thorpe standing trial and Mary Wynch beginning legal action against Dafydd and the gang, Trumpers’ friend Thatch gave Trumpers a peerage on the grounds of her sterling community work, which involved making friends with Jimmy Savile, concealing the organised abuse ring in Cambridgeshire and having to resign as a magistrate after it was revealed that she was friends with the Cambridge Rapist. See post ’95 Glorious Years!’ Trumpers was appointed as a junior Health Minister, in which capacity she gave Jimmy Savile a place on the management task force of Broadmoor Hospital.

Trumpers knew Gwynne and Dafydd but I haven’t yet found out how; it might have been through the Lloyd George family, because Trumpers was mates with them, but she was also mates with the Royals and a lot of aristos, as well as Bill Astor’s first wife Sarah Norton…

Previous posts have discussed how Crossman and his circle of friends were members of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, that many of them had worked for the security services and they used this network to conceal their sex offending and to protect the people who were framing and killing witnesses. They ran the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Social Security and the ring greatly expanded its activities when the two Ministries merged into the super-department that was the DHSS under Crossman.

Anne Crossman worked as the personal secretary to Maurice Edelman, the Cardiff-born Labour MP who preceded Geoffrey Robinson in his Coventry North West seat. Edelman was first elected as a Coventry MP in 1945, so he was present as the organised crime in Coventry grew and grew. See post ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’.

 

Jack Butterworth married his wife Doris in 1948 and they had one son and two daughters. It was in 1963 that Jack Butterworth became the VC of the University of Warwick, one of the new universities created in the wake of the 1962 Robbins Report, remaining in post until 1985. Butterworth ‘believed strongly that his job was to select Professors who would be leaders in their discipline and that he should stand aside and let them develop their subjects in their own way (although within a tight budget). Because he had worked only at Oxford, Jack wanted Oxford’s standards of academic performance at the undergraduate level and in research. He had a belief that Warwick must maintain a balance between ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ disciplines’.

A large part of Warwick’s success stemmed from Butterworth’s cultivation of links with the rich industrial enterprises of the Midlands. One of his first creations was an industrial centre, intended as a stimulus of advanced engineering in the region. He cultivated (and earned) ‘municipal goodwill’. That will be the goodwill of those involved in the municipal corruption of Coventry, who had excellent links with Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Robert Bluglass was from Warwick; he went to Warwick School and is an enthusiastic member of the Old Warwickians and when he was living in Solihull running the NHS in Birmingham, Bluglass involved himself in public life in Warwick. After his name was removed from the medical register some years ago, Bluglass continued his life of socialising with the posh and his role as one of the movers and shakers behind Compton Verney, one of the finest art galleries in Europe and located in Warwickshire, left Bluglass in an excellent position to do this. See previous posts.

The Bluglasses and the Butterworths will not have missed the opportunity to attend each others At Homes.

Jack Butterworth built the Warwick Arts Centre. It was Jack’s pride and joy, but has nothing on Compton Verney. Jack’s link with Miss Martin, the famous ‘Anonymous Benefactor’, represented the crucial launching pad for the project, but funds came from many sources including a contribution for the third and final phase from the about to be abolished West Midlands County Council, whose gift was steered through by a Coventry Councillor. Although a high Tory, Butterworth ‘persuaded’ a ‘left wing politician’ that his Arts Centre deserved money. Unlike anything else in Coventry, which is a very disadvantaged city. Jack traded on the ‘sympathies’ of his friends on grant-making committees to consider Warwick University when the dosh was handed out and ‘held forth without giving quarter to Ministers’ whom he happened to bump into in corridors.

I take it that Jack knew all about Richard Crossman and the Westminster Paedophile Ring, which was the only reason why people tolerated this obnoxious git who did nothing at all for Coventry while he built up a university that did nothing for them either and built an Arts Centre that his mates could enjoy but would be of no benefit to people in Coventry.

I’m particularly Dave Spart on this matter because I had the Coventry-Warwick University Experience some years ago when one of my mates worked at Warwick University and I went to visit him there. He was living in Staffordshire and commuting miles because like most of the junior staff he couldn’t afford to live near the University, unless he lived in Coventry itself, which is seriously disadvantaged. Even I was surprised at the hard time that people were having in Coventry and I heard yet more a few years later when I made friends with some people who were involved with a community based in Coventry supporting refugees. They really were not benefiting from Jack’s legacy at all. Yet when one stepped onto the Warwick University campus it was a different world…

Dom Mintoff’s friend the TGWU General Secretary Jack Jones became a full-time official of the TGWU in Coventry when he returned to Britain in 1938 after his war service. Jones played a key role in organising the workforce of the West Midlands motor industry in the postwar period as Regional Secretary of the TGWU. Jack Jones was an early supporter of the Institute for Workers’ Control. While Assistant General Secretary of the TGWU and a member of the Labour Party’s NEC, Jack Jones Chaired the Labour Party policy group on Industrial Democracy.

I remember the war at the Birmingham British Leyland plant between Red Robbo and Thatch’s man Michael Edwardes well. See previous posts.

Anyone for bringing Thatch down?

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They only needed to have blown the whistle on Jack Butterworth and his mates in the Westminster Paedophile Ring…

I do keep telling everyone that the Comrades and Brothers and their Sisters too were solid supporters of Dafydd and Gwynne. As was the Anti-Apartheid Movement.

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It was ‘The Specials’ who recorded ‘Free Nelson Mandela’. The Specials were from Coventry and very recently, Terry Hall, the lead singer gave media interviews about being the victims of a paedophile gang when he was at school… Other ‘Specials’ favourites included ‘Gangsters’ and ‘If You Have A Racist Friend…’

‘It doesn’t matter, it’s only happening in North Wales.’

The Institute for Workers’ Control was founded in 1968 by Tony Topham and Ken Coates, the latter then a leader of the International Marxist Group. The Institute drew together shop stewards and militant workers to discuss workers’ control of production.

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The Institute grew out of the Workers’ Control Conferences organised from 1964 by ‘The Week’ and the Voice and the Centre for Socialist Education. From around 100 at the first meeting in Nottingham, the figure grew to some 1200 in 1969. The Institute won sponsorship from a number of trade union leaders, including Hugh Scanlon. In the later opinion of the International Marxist Group’s journal, the Institute over-accommodated to its sponsors and failed to organise its supporters: “only 26 people attended the AGM in 1970 and affiliation and membership fees have been maintained at a very high level.”

Kenneth Sidney Coates (16 September 1930-27 June 2010) Chaired the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation and edited The Spokesmanthe BRPF magazine launched in March 1970. So he wasn’t going to touch Dafydd and Gwynne and their network of crime, what with Bertrand using the services so helpfully provided by Gwynne and Dafydd in north Wales…

Coates was born in Leek, Staffordshire and was brought up in Worthing, West Sussex. When called up for national service in 1948, Coates chose to become a coal miner rather than be conscripted into the  British Army ie. he was a Bevin Boy. As was Jimmy Savile, who never stopped banging on about it and how he kept in touch with other Bevin Boys. Savile used every contact he had to aid his offending; the Bevin Boys will have been put to the same use.
In 1956, Coates began his sociology degree at Nottingham University. The Social Sciences Dept at Nottingham hosted a number of social policy specialists and social workers occupying senior academic positions who had facilitated the most serious organised abuse. See post ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’.

Coates had joined the Communist Party of Great Britain, along with Eric Hobsbawm, E.P. Thompson and so many others in Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law’s circle. Ken Coates left the CPGB following the breach between Stalin and Tito, whom he defended. After the 1956 Soviet invasion of Hungary, Coates and Pat Jordan became the focal point of a group of Marxists with a developing interest in Trotskyism. After attending the fifth world congress of the Fourth International in 1958, of which they were very critical, Coates played a central role in founding the International Group, forerunner of the International Marxist Group.

Coates also played leading roles in END (European Nuclear Disarmament), of which E.P. Thompson was the principal mover and shaker. See post ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’. E.P. Thompson had a second home in Croesor and held a Chair at Warwick University…

Coates contested Nottingham South in 1983 as  the Labour Party candidate, but lost. Coates was a Labour MEP, 1989-99 and spent five years as President of its Human Rights Subcommittee.

You forgot to mention something Ken!

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In 1989, a junior psych nurse whom I knew who was becoming traumatised and disillusioned with what she saw happening to her patients told me that she could not understand why it was being written in to all the much boasted about human rights legislation, even at European level, that this legislation did not apply to psychiatric patients detained under the Mental Health Act. She knew about Dafydd and Denbigh and we had many a good chin wag. We could not understand why psych patients were being systematically excluded from the legal protection that was now being extended to convicted prisoners, illegal immigrants etc…

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Right to a family life? Er not if you’ve been banged up in a secure psych unit without trial or conviction on the uncontested evidence of Dafydd and his mates. Right to life? Er sorry, it was the ‘side effects of the medication’ or a ‘life threatening situation’ and the Angels ‘had to restrain’. The taser that killed the patient? Another life-threatening situation again, we didn’t know that the patient had a dodgy heart, ooh he went at the Angels and police officers like a madman!

Just take a look at the pieces of legislation. Empowered Service Users have no protection at all, none. That is why they provided such fertile hunting ground for an international trafficking ring.

While Coates was an MEP, he was in contact with Vadim Zagladin, one of Gorbachev’s advisers, about the idea of a joint meeting between the European Parliament and the Supreme Soviet. Coates persuaded the European Parliament to explore the possibility of such a joint meeting, as a practical way of exploring Gorbachev’s call for a ‘common European home’ and supporting his democratic reforms.  Eduard Shevardnadze, the Soviet foreign minister, visited the European Parliament, and said he would be willing to be present at a joint meeting. Coates visited Zagladin in Moscow, who offered a four-point programme of stages for realisation of the Joint Special Session, as it came to be known.

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Ken Coates pioneered a number of initiatives to help focus the institutions of European civil society, beginning with a Pensioners Parliament and also including a Parliament of Disabled People and two Europe-wide conferences of unemployed people.

Meet Dr Rachel Perkins, who held a seat on the EHRC as the Commissioner for the disabled:

Rachel Perkins was Clinical Director of Springfield Hospital while the institution facilitated an organised abuse ring across south London and had direct links with Dafydd’s gang and colluded with their criminality. At Springfield, patients were raped and murdered and a member of staff was murdered as well. The death of the staff member was the event which eventually led to a Public Inquiry, at which it was concluded that Springfield was in such a bad way that it could not be rescued.

 

Ken Coates strongly supported the Delors programme for full employment in Europe and became rapporteur of the Parliament’s Temporary Committee on Employment, which carried two major reports with almost unanimous support of the European Parliament.

Coates was the co-author, with Tony Topham, of the official history of the TGWU, among numerous other books on poverty, political philosophy,  democratic and humanistic socialism, social and economic issues, peace and disarmament as well as on democracy and human rights. He also continued to support the democratic left in Eastern Europe, and was a member of the advisory board of the ‘Novi Plamen’ magazine.

In the early years of the millennium, the people traffickers of Gwynedd Social Services began hitching rides on the EU collaborative projects that were being run by the social scientists at Bangor University. Social workers who had participated in the violent abuse and framing of psych patients attended seminars with German sociologists and social work professors and Shared Their Knowledge, explaining that the community mental health services in Gwynedd were among the Best In Europe. Patients at the time were dying destitute in Gwynedd and were being hauled off to prison on the basis of perjury and fabricated evidence. I worked with the same German academics some years later and just thought ‘you have no idea of what that lot were doing to us, no idea at all…’

The problem is Merfyn Jones! He’s given a PhD place and now a job to a Dangerous Nutter! We’ve sent him her medical records to Prove It, but look, look, She’s Still THERE!!!

Ken Coates was ‘special Professor’ in the Department of Adult Education at Nottingham University, 1990–2004. In 1987, I worked for Prof Robert Baldwin’s team at the Cancer Research Campaign labs at Nottingham University. Baldwin was perpetrating a massive research fraud with a US drug company. It was widely known, both in Nottingham University, in the CRC, among the Top Doctors in Nottingham and among the staff in other Big Pharma companies, including in Boots, which of course was based in Nottingham. A lot of people loathed Baldwin and the junior staff were just escaping from his lab as soon as they could, but no-one stopped him. See post ‘Oh, Lordy, It’s CR UK’. The VC of Nottingham University at the time, Professor Basil Weedon, an organic chemist, undoubtedly knew what Baldwin was doing. See previous posts…

Ken’s fellow revolutionary Pat Jordan (17 July 1928-1 September 2001) was a British Trotskyist who was central to the founding of the International Marxist Group. Jordan was born in Chelsea, the son of an electrical engineer. On 21 October 1950 he married Leonora May Comrie, but the marriage was annulled in 1958 and she went on to marry Rodney Kay-Kreizman.

Jordan was a full-time organiser in the Communist Party of Great Britain in Nottingham, but he left the party with Coates after the invasion of Hungary in 1956. After a brief period working with the Socialist Review Group in 1956, they joined the Revolutionary Socialist League (RSL) in 1957. Jordan edited the RSL’s paper Socialist Fight before leaving to form the International Group in 1961. From 1964 to 1968 Jordan edited and printed ‘The Week’ at his tiny bookshop at 4 Dane Street, Nottingham.

A short-lived reunification of Jordan’s International Group with the RSL in 1964 ended early in 1965, partly in protest at the RSL’s support for the expulsion of members of the Socialist Labour League from the Wandsworth Labour Party. Working with Tony Southall, Charlie van Gelderen, Ken Coates and a group students from Nottingham University, Jordan relaunched the International Group, which became the International Marxist Group in 1968.

In the 1970s Jordan worked full-time for the International Marxist Group as its National Secretary and then for the Fourth International, when he helped in the work of the Africa Commission. In 1985 he was struck by a chronically disabling stroke and removed from active political involvement. Jordan died in August 2001, eight months after the publication of the Waterhouse Report that was designed to be the final nail in the coffin of the bodies of all the victims of Dafydd’s partner gangs in Wandsworth, Nottingham, Coventry etc that no-one, no-one at all, knew about.

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I remember reading this free plug that the Daily Mail provided for Chamberlain’s son’s fashion business, ‘Red Or Dead’. I noticed that they referred to Chamberlain as Sir Geoffrey, yet when the research fraud scandal involving Chamberlain and his colleague Malcolm Pearce blew up in 1994 (see eg. ‘Now Then…’), it was stated that it cost Chamberlain his expected knighthood. So did the Mail just make a slip? Or was Chamberlain known to be a dead cert for the K and it disappeared at the very last minute?

Pat Jordan’s obituary written by Steve Cohen in ‘Revolutionary History’ has an overwhelmingly sad tone to it:

Pat Jordan died alone in a nursing home in Lincoln on 1 September 2001, having lived there since suffering a stroke in 1986. The loneliness and isolation of his death were very different from the vibrancy of the period in 1968, when one newspaper described him as ‘the most dangerous man in Britain’. This somewhat hyperbolic, apocalyptic description was a response to Pat’s position as Secretary of the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign at a time when that campaign was able to organise demonstrations of over 100,000 strong, and when it was part of a global movement which eventually helped force the Americans out of Vietnam. It is doubtful whether anyone else in the nursing home knew he had once been perceived (and to an extent correctly perceived) as a danger to the world order – in spite of the fact that his room was stuffed with openly displayed revolutionary literature. Though Pat died largely forgotten, his positive role in the VSC should never be forgotten to history.

We should also remember Pat’s work in building the International Marxist Group. The IMG has been generally trashed by history as being some sort of ultra-left studentist indulgence. Pat’s death is an opportunity to provide a more positive appraisal of the organisation. It is also an opportunity to reflect on how revolutionary comrades, in this case one who was central to the major political campaign of his day, can become personally marginalised in old age and infirmity, whilst still retaining a socialist identity…

The fact that it has fallen to myself to write this critical dedication/portrait, and not to some of the bigger luminaries from his past in the IMG or VSC in itself, shows the isolation in which Pat’s life ended. As far as I know, the only person prominent in both these organisations who has written an obituary is Tony Southall (who himself unfortunately died shortly afterwards). This was in the October 2001 issue of Socialist Outlook, the journal of the last surviving remnant of the IMG – the International Socialist Group. There has been no public meeting to commemorate Pat Jordan’s life. Whilst in Lincoln, he was visited by very few of his old comrades – one who did visit him was Charlie Van Gelderen, who would travel up from Cambridge, but who is also now dead…

They all died during or shortly after the Waterhouse Inquiry…

Pat Jordan was born in Chelsea, London, on 17 July 1928. He had a brother Peter, who was eventually to become a plastic surgeon…

There’s the clue everyone!! They really are not very nice at all and they will bump off anyone who is a witness.

WHY DIDN’T YOU LISTEN TO US?

Pat spent the last years of his life before his stroke as a revolutionary militant in Hackney Labour Party – doing what other revolutionary militants were then doing in the Labour Party (in my view, for what it’s worth, knocking their heads against brick walls).

And telling us all that the doctors they were wonderful…

Within the party, he was active in the campaign which fought against the local council on the ‘Three Noes’ – no rate increases, no rent increases, no cuts.

I suspected as much…

He participated in Irish and Palestinian solidarity work. History sometimes has a way of coming full circle, or at least half-circle. Four decades after quitting the Revolutionary Socialist League (the Militant tendency) and whilst still disagreeing with most of its politics, he helped set up Labour Against the Witch-hunt to campaign against its expulsion from the Labour Party – though by this stage the RSL was denying its own existence and had become the organisation that dare not speak its name. At the time of his stroke, Pat had put himself forward to the local party for selection as a Councillor for Hackney.

The Borough which was sending kids in care to Dafydd et al in north Wales, while Wendy Savage the Socialist Feminist performed repeated abortions on the gang’s victims in Tower Hamlets, explaining to the world that she was Supporting these chaotic, dysfunctional women who made Bad Choices. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’

When I visited Pat in his last years in Lincoln, he was not in a good way. He had completely lost his short-term memory. However, he had memories of the longer term – not least his days in the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign, and his meetings with Jean-Paul Sartre in Paris to coordinate international events. His spirit remained unbroken, and he evinced no self-pity about his physical condition, or about his personal or political isolation. His somewhat stoic view seemed to have been that as a revolutionary the system was eventually going to get him – either through its armed bodies of men or through a stroke. I think he would have preferred it was the armed bodies of men! But best of all he would have preferred to have seen the triumph of the revolution. But then, wouldn’t we all?

You could have if any of you had shown the least bit of concern for the sheepshaggers in north Wales. You were occupied with rather more important matters.

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As with a number of New Labour stalwarts, in his teenage years, Mandy was a member of the Young Communists League, although he later became a member of the Oxford University Labour Club. Mandy was an undergrad at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 1973-76. St Catherine’s has a close association with New College, Oxford. See post ‘A Study In Tyranny’. In the late 1970s Mandy became Chairman of the British Youth Council. As Chair of the BYC, he was a delegate in 1978 to the Soviet-organised World Festival of Youth and Students in Havana, Cuba, where with several future Labour Cabinet colleagues, Mandy – together with future IUSY President Hilary Barnard, Charles Clarke, Richard Corbett and Trevor Phillips – ‘successfully frustrated agreement on a distorted Soviet text on youth in the capitalist countries’.

Mandy was elected to Lambeth Borough Council in September 1979 but stood down in 1982, disillusioned with the state of Labour politics. Presumably not because of the en masse abuse of kids in care in Lambeth. Mandy then worked for some time as a TV producer at LWT, where he formed a friendship with his then boss John Birt.

In the early 1990s, Cilla’s ‘Blind Date’ was the biggest money spinner for LWT. Cilla’s pal Geoffrey Chamberlain used to stress that he was a supporter of the Labour Party.

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Jack Butterworth’s period as VC of Warwick was not without controversy, particularly regarding his opposition to the establishment of a Students’ union. Above the main bar of the Students Union building at Warwick University there is an inscription quoting him as saying “The Students’ union shall never have its own building”. Jack’s period of office included the student protests beginning in the late 1960s. During the Warwick Events, in which Merfyn played a major role being the Chairman of the Socialist Society at Warwick, where he was a postgrad at the time (see previous posts), Butterworth’s office was occupied and files rummaged through. The students found that secret files on themselves had been compiled and evidence that Butterworth was doing a lot of things that he should not have been doing. The protests were supported by E.P. Thompson, who later wrote his book ‘Warwick University Ltd’ about the Events, as a result of which Thompson resigned from his post at Warwick. Butterworth had appointed E.P. Thompson himself.

Butterworth’s other passions were the Association of Commonwealth Universities, an organisation devoted to providing assistance to anglophone universities in developing countries, of which he was Chairman for 10 years; and the Foundation for Science and Technology of which he became Chairman in 1990, subsequently holding the position of President until his death. Butterworth was also the Chairman of Midland Community Radio, the consortium which successfully bid for the Independent Radio franchise for Coventry and Warwickshire. The radio station launched as Mercia Sound in 1979 and became the most successful commercial radio station in England in terms of audience figures.

Butterworth was given a seat in the Lords on retirement from Warwick University in 1985, the year that Mary Wynch hit the media after winning her appeal before the Master of the Rolls re Dafydd and the gang. In the summer of 1985, I first contacted MPs and Ministers re the gang; I did not realise that Tony Francis had contacted them first, as soon as he thought that I would raise my concerns with Parliament. Butterworth sat as a Tory peer.

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Jack Butterworth died in June 2003, so he outlasted the Waterhouse Report and was around to give a helping hand there. ‘The Guardian’ published an obituary for him:

The death of Lord Butterworth of Warwick, at the age of 85, marks the departure of the last of that group of vice chancellors who had the opportunity in the early 1960s – offered to no one else in the last 50 years – of founding a university from scratch on a greenfield site. The group included Lord Fulton at Sussex…

Lord John Fulton passed through everywhere necessary to play a leading role in concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring. He studied at St Andrews University, Bluglass’s alma mater and then Balliol, which hosted Ted Heath, Denis Healey and Woy Jenkins all at the same time. Fulton lectured at the LSE and Balliol and became a good friend of Harold Wilson during WW II.

Fulton was Principal of University College, Swansea, 1947-59 and served as VC for the University of Wales, 1952-54 and 1958-59. He preceded Asa as Principal/VC of the University of Sussex, 1959-67. Fulton was Chairman of UCCA, 1961-64. Dafydd’s gang were accessing info from UCCA in order to target sixth formers who had applied to university. Fulton was a member of the OU PLanning Committee, 1967-70. He became involved in university policy making overseas, including in Malta, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Hong Kong, and in 1962, Fulton Chaired the committee that established the new Chinese University of Hong Kong.

From 1962 to 1965, Fulton was Chairman of both the BBC and ITA Committees on adult education. He served as a BBC Governor, 1966-71, serving twice as Vice-Chairman, 1966-67 and 1968-71. Wilson invited Fulton to Chair the Committee on the Civil Service in 1964. Reporting in 1968, it included the creation of a Civil Service College as one of its 158 recommendations. In 1968, Fulton’s international work continued as he became Chairman of the British Council, serving until 1971.

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Butterworth, or “Jolly Jack” as he was known, was born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, went to Queen Elizabeth’s grammar school, Mansfield and won an open scholarship to Queen’s College, Oxford…After wartime service in the Royal Artillery, he returned to the chambers of Rupert Cross, but but was soon back in Oxford as fellow in law (1946-63) and bursar (1956-63) at New College…

In the late 1950s, it became apparent that more university places were required in Britain…the university grants committee (UGC) encouraged cities and regions to bid for new foundations. Most came from committees headed by archbishops or hereditary peers; only from Coventry was there a bid led by industrialists, trade unionists and Labour city councillors.

At the age of 43, Butterworth turned down the vice chancellorship of the new University of Lancaster to take on Warwick…He brought some very untraditional ideas to Coventry: he believed that the university had to combine academic excellence with a strong orientation towards the local and regional community…

When the UGC resisted, the university starting engineering, Butterworth persuaded industry to protest – and when it ignored Warwick’s bid to create a business school, he raised the funds to establish one anyway. He and Lord (Billy) Rootes, founder of Rootes Motors in Coventry and Chairman of the local promotion committee, were an extraordinary fundraising combination and established a tradition at Warwick that success could not be achieved on government funding alone…

William Edward Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes (17 August 1894 – 12 December 1964) was a British motor manufacturer. He opened his first car sales agency in 1913, leading to the eventual formation of the global Rootes Group. During WW II Rootes supervised the manufacture of aircraft, engines, the supply of military motor vehicles and armoured fighting vehicles. Rootes was knighted in 1942 for these services and for organising the reconstruction of bomb-damaged Coventry by the Luftwaffe on 14–15 November 1940. In the 1950s, Rootes became a leader of Britain’s export drive and Chaired a committee to found Warwick University, with a vision of academic links with industry.

William (Billy) Rootes was born in Kent, attended Cranbrook School and on leaving school in 1909 was apprenticed to the Singer car company. Billy left Singer in 1913 to start his own car agency. Rootes married his first wife, Nora Press, in 1916. The marriage produced two sons, William Geoffrey Rootes (1917–1992) who served as Chairman of the family business (at that time a subsidiary of Chrysler Corporation and renamed as Chrysler United Kingdom), 1967-73 and Brian Gordon Rootes (1919–1971) who also held a succession of senior positions within the company, 1937-67.

In 1958, Billy Rootes bought Ramsbury Manor, Wiltshire. The family seat of Peter Morrison’s family was in Wiltshire; Morrison’s father Lord John Margadale had been the Tory MP for Salisbury, 1942-65 and Morrison’s brother Charles was the Tory MP for Devizes, 1964-92. The Morrison virtually ran Wiltshire. See previous posts.

Billy Rootes died in 1964. It had been intended that Rootes would be the first Chancellor of Warwick University; he is commemorated there by the Rootes Social Building, Rootes student residences, Rootes Grocery Store and the Lord Rootes Memorial Fund.

Billy Rootes’s son (William) Geoffrey Rootes, 2nd Baron Rootes (14 June 1917-16 January 1992), commonly styled Geoffrey Rootes, inherited his father’s business empire in 1964. He was the Chairman of Rootes Motors (1964-67) Chrysler UK (1967-1978) and of Britain’s National Economic Development Council, 1968-1973. The National Economic Development Council was loathed by Thatch and finally abolished by John Major, but it played an important role during the Wilson and Heath years in deciding Gov’t business strategy and investment. The son of the man who was involved with so much corruption linked to the Westminster Paedophile Ring was appointed Chairman when Harold Wilson was PM…

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Geoffrey Rootes was educated at Port Regis, Harrow and Oxford. He married his wife, Marian, on 15 August 1946. Their children were Sally Hayter Rootes and Nicholas Geoffrey Rootes, the 3rd Baron Rootes.

[Butterworth] remained a remarkable picker of professors, persuading selection committees to make controversial choices of people who went on to become academic stars and build international reputations at Warwick…

Butterworth was a great vice chancellor not just because of his vision, but because of his enormous commitment and enthusiasm for the task. He and his remarkable wife Doris gave the best parties in the university, filling the lodge with a bewildering mixture of academics of all ages and seniority, industrialists, local politicians and students…

His ambition for Warwick’s success and his willingness to take risks – coupled with a shrewd management of its finances – drove the university forward. Perhaps his crowning achievement was the Warwick arts centre, built entirely from private monies, with its complex of theatres, concert hall, cinema and art gallery right in the heart of the campus and attracting sometimes 2,000 visitors a night from all over the west midlands…

He was also sometimes a controversial figure. He fell out badly with student and staff radicalism in 1970 over allegations, never substantiated, of industrial interference in the university, and over his invitation to Margaret Thatcher in 1984 to open the university’s science park…

Throughout this period, he also played a significant role outside the university – as a Coventry magistrate

Dafydd’s gang will have greatly appreciated that particular contribution to public service.

a managing trustee of the Nuffield Foundation, chairman of the inter-university council for higher education overseas and of the body responsible for trades union negotiations with universities’ employees. He sat on numerous significant committees. On his elevation to the House of Lords in 1985, he played a full part on the science and technology select committee, and chaired the Foundation for Science and Technology.

But Butterworth’s lasting contribution must be his 22-years at Warwick, and only a few days before his death, he attended an alumni event in the Lords, hosted by one of his most distinguished professorial appointments, Lord Robert Skidelsky…

Robert Jacob Alexander, Baron Skidelsky (born 25 April 1939) was a boarder at  Brighton College, 1953-58. He read history at Jesus College, Oxford, a college with very strong Welsh links, which educated many of the people in senior professional roles who colluded with Dafydd and the gang eg. the corrupt judge Huw Daniel as well as Daniel’s father, J.E. Daniel, who knew Dafydd when Dafydd was a medical student and newly qualified Top Doc. Harold Wilson was a graduate of Jesus College. See previous posts. From 1961 to 1969, Skidelsky was successively a research student, senior student and research fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.

Skidelsky held a research fellowship at the British Academy. In 1970, he became an Associate Professor of History in the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. Skidelsky was Professor of History, Philosophy and European Studies at the Poly of North London, 1976-78. In 1978, he was appointed Professor of International Studies at Warwick University, where he remained, although he joined the Economics Department as Professor of Political Economy in 1990. Robert Skidelsky was appointed Professorial Fellow of the Global Policy Institute at London Met University. Skidelsky has been an honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, since 1997. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1994.

Skidelsky co-authored on globalisation with Vijay Joshi, a Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford. Edward du Cann and Kingsley Amis are both graduates of St John’s College, Oxford who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring as well as Dafydd’s gang. One of the biggest protectors that Dafydd’s gang had was Sir Idwal Pugh, a mandarin who served in the Welsh Office and then as Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and allowed the gang to do whatever they wanted. See post ‘The Naked Civil Servants’.

Skidelsky was originally a member of the Labour Party. He became a founding member of the SDP, where he remained until the Party’s dissolution in 1992. On 15 July 1991 he was created a life peer and in 1992 he became a Tory. Skidelsky was made Chief Opposition Spokesman in the Lords, first for Culture, then for Treasury affairs, 1997-99, but was removed by Conservative Party leader William Hague. In 2001, Skidelsky left the Conservative Party for the cross benches. He was Chairman of the Social Market Foundation (see previous posts), 1991-2001.

In September 2015, Skidelsky endorsed Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign in the Labour Party Leadership election.

 

An extract from Jack Butterworth’s Torygraph obituary told us that:

In 1970 Warwick dons passed a motion of no confidence in Butterworth after the publication by a young but influential member of staff,

That was E.P. Thompson

of a pamphlet which alleged that Butterworth had allowed the university to become dominated by business interests and that he had attempted to “bribe” a former Professor of Mathematics by promising him additional accommodation for his department if he would stop supporting students in their demands for their own union building. Butterworth kept his cool; none of the allegations was ever substantiated and the row eventually blew over…

With regard to the ‘allegations’ against old Butterworth that were ‘never substantiated’, Richard Crossman was pals with Jack and Doris and they received a few mentions in his ‘Diaries’, as did the Warwick Events and the documents that E.P. Thompson, Merfyn and their mates discovered in the Registry. Crossman was a little concerned at what Butterworth had been up to…

From 1964 to 1999 he was a governor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Which will have brought Butterworth into contact with numerous luvvies who had links to those in Dafydd’s wider network, including Sir Ian McKellan and Dame Judi Dench, who is Patron of the St James’s Singers, the elite choir in which Robert Bluglass and his wife Top Doctor Kerry Bluglass sing. See previous posts…

On Feb 20 1970, Crossman noted in his diary that he visited Rugby School to give his ‘usual address’ to the boys and after drinks ‘and a very good dinner’ with the then new Headmaster, James Woodhouse, Crossman got into conversation with a ‘very keen young man who teaches economics to the fifth form and has just got himself made the Labour candidate for Warwick and Leamington’. It was J. T. Watkinson. ‘He was full of the story of Warwick University, where the students have been holding a sit-in in the Registry and have broken open the files and found that Jack Butterworth has been corresponding with industrialists in Coventry and America, discussing his staff and undergraduates in a most undesirable way. I am in two minds about this. I deeply feel that no one can run a university or a Ministry if private files are broken open and people are allowed to see confidential letters. On the other hand I have also felt for a long time that Jack Butterworth would kowtow to industrialists with no kind of scruples about academic independence because he wants them to give money to the University. A lot of his staff rather suspected him of this and in the political climate there is at Warwick the discovery of these letters seemed to clinch this suspicion. Yet the manner of their discovery makes life absolutely impossible’.

So even the unscrupulous Westminster Swinger Richard Crossman who was letting Dafydd and Gwynne do whatever they felt like thought that Jack Butterworth’s practices were a little beyond the pale.

A footnote in Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ informs us that the demos at Warwick spread to Oxford and then onto other universities, where students raided university offices in search of files on the political activities of students. On Feb 27th, the university VCs met representatives from the NUS, led by their President, Mr Jack Straw. As a result of the meeting, the Chairman of the Committee of VCs and Principals, the VC of Durham University, Sir Derman Christopherson, announced that in future, details of a student’s academic record would be open to the individual concerned. He added that in his own mind he was quite certain that no university kept files on the political or religious affiliations of students.

At the time that Jack met the VCs, Sir Charles Evans was Principal at UCNW and Dafydd and the institution was a vehicle for the trafficking gang. Sir Derman’s institution at Durham was colluding with Dafydd’s partner gang in the North East and employed a social anthropologist, Eric Sunderland, who grew up in Carmarthenshire, was networked into the gang and would become a PVC at Durham. In 1984, Professor Sunderland responded to the distress flares sent up by the gang and became the Principal of UCNW on the retirement of Sir Charles. Distress flares were going up all over the place because I had complained about Gwynne the lobotomist, who was sitting in the Student Health Centre at UCNW doing things that he should not have been doing. Eric then continued denying and concealing what Gwynne and the gang were doing.

In 1984 I wrote to the GMC about Gwynne who told me that my complaint about him fell outside of their remit. The President of the GMC at the time was Lord John Walton, Dafydd’s and Gwynne’s mate, who was a psych and neurosurgeon and pretty much ran Newcastle-upon-Tyne University, which was of course linked to Durham University. Walton knew Gwynne and he also knew Sir Charles Evans, Sir Charles being a former neurosurgeon himself.

Walton was President of the GMC, 1982-89 and during that time the GMC ignored numerous very serious complaints about Gwynne and Dafydd, including complaints relating to unlawful imprisonment, sexually improper behaviour, abuse, neglect and deaths. There were five complaints in one month alone about Dafydd. Walton knew that they were running a trafficking ring, because he was facilitating the linked branch of that ring in the North East. Walton was appointed President of the BMA in 1980, when Mary began her litigation against Dafydd and the gang, was shortly in place as President of the GMC as well and in 1984 was appointed President of the Royal Society of Medicine, just to ensure that the fortress was impenetrable.

Walton was given a peerage in 1989, when Alison Taylor and I would not shut up and Alison had written to Thatch, Carlo and other Ministers. 1989 was the year in which I was offered the job at Westminster Paedophile Ring Central, St George’s Hospital Medical School, as a trap to ensure that I would be forced out of medical research permanently. See previous posts for info about Walton and his service on so many Lords Committees, including the Medical Ethics Committee, which he Chaired in 1993-94.

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Dafydd, who obtained an injunction against me in 1994 from Liverpool High Court on the basis of no evidence at all, although his affidavit did discuss his anus:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

In 1993, the North Wales Police terminated their investigation into allegations that a a VIP paedophile ring was operating in north Wales/Cheshire and was being concealed at the highest levels of Gov’t, stating that there was no evidence of this.

The Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne:

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The Only Way Is Ethics.

Dafydd will be holding one of his clinics in Prestatyn next week should any patients require an appointment:

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In 1984 Jack had succeeded Babs Castle as MP for Burnley and was continuing to conceal the criminality of Gwynne, Dafydd and the gang, as Jack had done for many years.

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Lord John Walton knew the Global Leaders In Neurosurgery at the Walton Centre as well, the Global Leaders who were associates of Dafydd’s gang and who found themselves unable to offer Nerys any effective treatment, despite all the Global Leading.

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J. T. Watkinson, the teacher at Rugby who had the dirt on Jack Butterworth and had a good gossip to Crossman about it, was John Taylor Watkinson, (25 January 1941-21 September 2004). He was educated at Bristol Grammar School before reading PPE at Worcester College, Oxford. Lord Asa Briggs, defender of the Brighton end of Dafydd and John Allen’s business empire, was Fellow of Worcester College, 1945-55 and Provost of Worcester, 1976-91.

From graduation until 1971 Watkinson taught at Rugby and thereafter was called to the Bar, where he practised on the Midland Circuit. As did this crooked old sod, who worked in Chambers in Nottingham before being elected as a Tory MP for an affluent constituency in Nottingham, who subsequently did battle with the BMA, loathed them, but couldn’t win because they were all concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring, so he came after me and those who knew me instead. See eg. ‘Jennifer’s Diary’. 

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John Watkinson was the Labour MP for Gloucestershire West, Oct 1974-1979. Watkinson was on the right of the Labour Party. He joined Dr Death in October 1981 and contested Gloucestershire West under those colours in 1983 and 1987.

Watkinson died from cancer in 2004, the year that Dafydd and the gang hoped to see me imprisoned for a substantial time for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’. His obituary in ‘The Guardian’ stated that:

...Although a good constituency MP, Watkinson made the mistake of taking minor parliamentary jobs. He was parliamentary private secretary at the home office, first to Roy Jenkins and then Merlyn Rees.

Both of whom colluded with Dafydd and the gang. Woy was a Westminster Swinger himself and Chancellor of the Exchequer when Crossman ran the DHSS.

He was also rapporteur on human rights in the council of Europe and the Western European Union. These posts provided few headlines in constituency newspapers. The Thatcher tide in the 1979 general election replaced him by [Paul] Marland, and Watkinson went to work for BBC TV as a financial reporter.

He reappeared in the political world in 1981 when more than 40 Labour MPs and ex-MPs publicly defected to the SDP under the leadership of the Gang of Four. Like most of the others, Watkinson was pro-European and critical of the leftwing postures and union domination of Michael Foot’s Labour party, and, although he twice carried the flag for the SDP in Gloucestershire West, in 1983 and 1987, he did not seriously threaten Marland’s hold.

He returned to the law, becoming a solicitor in 1986, and also a director of a Chepstow firm, Interconnect Communications. From 1992 he became a specialist adviser on telecommunications to a score of newly emerging countries, largely on the basis of his 1987 book, UK Telecommunications Manual.

He is survived by his wife Jane, two sons and two daughters. 

Paul Marland, Watkinson’s Tory opponent, married Caroline Marland, the Caroline Marland who was at one time former managing director of Guardian Newspapers Ltd.

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 A memorial service was held for Jack Butterworth on 24 November,
2003 in Lincoln’s Inn Chapel. Canon W.B. Norman officiated. The Hon
John Butterworth, Jack’s son, read from Shakespeare’s Cymbeline and Lord
Peyton of Yeovil gave an address.

John Wynne William Peyton, Baron Peyton of Yeovil, (13 February 1919 – 22 November 2006) was the Tory MP for Yeovil, 1951-83, preceding Paddy Pantsdown in that seat. Peyton was an early and leading member of the Monday Club. He served as Minister of Transport in Heath’s Gov’t, 1970-74. He was a candidate for leader of the Conservative Party in 1975, losing to Thatch.

It was the crooked Tory MP for Taunton, Edward du Cann, who was involved with precipitating the leadership challenge to Heath. Peyton will have known du Cann and Peyton will have known my grandfather as well, the West Country Tories were all well-acquainted. Peyton will also know whatever David Hunt’s ‘services to politics in the West Country’ were which resulted in Hunt of Dafydd And The Gang receiving a gong before Hunt ever became elected to the Commons. Neither did Hunt represent a West Country constituency when he was elected; he represented the Wirral, part of Dafydd’s Merseyside arm. See previous posts.

The cheerleader for Thatch in the Tory leadership campaign was Sir Peter Morrison.

 John Peyton was educated at Eton and as a member of the Eton Officer Training Corps, he was a member of the honour guard within the grounds of Windsor Castle at the state funeral of King George V in 1936. He read law at Trinity College, Oxford from 1937, but took a commission in the 15/19 Hussars on the outbreak of WW II.
Peyton was sent to France as part of the British Expeditionary Force, but was captured in Belgium in May 1940 and spent 5 years in German PoW camps. Peyton was liberated by American troops in 1945. His brother was killed at St Nazaire in 1942, which was of course the scene of the alleged War Picture Library heroics of Micky Wynn,a friend in a High Place of Dafydd’s gang and the father of Lord Newborough. See post ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’.

Peyton studied law while confined and was called to the Bar in 1945. He accompanied Sir Walter Monckton, adviser to the Nizam of Hyderabad to India in 1946 and 1947, in the run up to Indian Independence. Peyton will therefore have been party to the shenanigans of, or at least the allegations re the shenanigans of, Lord Louis Mountbatten. See post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’.

Peyton became a broker at Lloyd’s of London in 1947 and then pursued a political career.

Peyton married twice. He married Diana, daughter of Douglas Clinch, in 1947, but was divorced in early 1966. They had two sons, one of whom died young and a daughter. He remarried on 27 July 1966, to Mary Cobbold, daughter of Colonel Humphrey Wyndham (also her second marriage). Peyton unsuccessfully contested the safe Labour seat of Bristol Central for the Tories in the 1950 General Election, before being elected for Yeovil in 1951. He was PPS to Nigel Birch, a junior defence minister, 1952-58.

Nigel Birch aka Lord Rhyl was the Eton education Tory MP for Flintshire and then West Flintshire, 1945-70, who was one of those who brought Macmillan down after Profumo. Which was the height of irony; Dafydd’s embryonic activities had something to do with Profumo and Nigel Birch had quite a lot to do with Dafydd. It was Nigel Birch who as a ‘friendly gesture to a fellow old Etonian’ supported Sir Anthony Myer as the Tory candidate to succeed him in the seat in 1970.

After more than a decade as the MP for West Flintshire, Myer did battle with Dafydd’s mate Beata Brookes and the local Tory Party was nearly destroyed in the process. Meyer’s subsequent stalking horse challenge to Thatcher’s leadership paved the way for her disposal a few years later. However, Sir Anthony was a Westminster Swinger himself and only bagged the seat on the turf of Dafydd and Gwynne because of Nigel Birch’s act of kindness. Meyer was so distant from Tory policies at the time that he could not find a seat anywhere else. He had previously served as the Tory MP for Eton and Slough… A constituency just like Flintshire, obviously. See previous posts.


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Sir Anthony Meyer was also something to do with Heseltine and Heseltine’s attempt to become PM by throwing hissy fits and thus precipitating the Westland Crisis in the mid-1980s. Westland involved an ailing business in Yeovil and various people who knew what was happening to me at the hands of the gang all capitalised on it, including Janet Mitchell, an engineer at Westland with whom I used to play when I was young. See previous posts…

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Heseltine was from Swansea and the first Commons seat that he held had been in Devon, so like Peyton, Heseltine knew about Mr Thrope and Mr Thrope’s links to Dafydd and co in Wales.

Peyton served as Parliamentary Secretary to Richard Wood and Frederick Erroll, the Ministers of Power, 1962-64. There will have been links to the Profumo Affair there because the whole Gov’t was embroiled…

Peyton remained Opposition Spokesman on power until 1966.

Peyton was in office when the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board collapsed; he privatised British Rail’s travel agency, Thomas Cook & Son in 1972; and made helmets compulsory for motorcyclists.

Peyton became Shadow Leader of the Commons in Opposition. Peyton was Shadow Minister for Agriculture in Thatcher’s Shadow Cabinet and was offered the position of Minister of Transport after Thatcher’s 1979 victory, but refused to return to his old office and became the only member of the Shadow Cabinet not to secure a Ministerial position in the new Gov’t.

Peyton stood down from the Commons at the 1983 General Election. He was created a life peer on 5 October 1983. That will have been to do with whatever happened at UCNW which was as consequence of Dafydd and Gwynne. Something big happened in about 1982 although I haven’t found out what precisely – I suspect that it was the death of a student – but it was the reason for a spate of gongs for those Who Knew.

Peyton was Chairman of the British subsidiary of Texas Instruments, 1974-90. He also held positions with the London and Manchester Assurance Company, Trusthouse Forte and British Alcan Aluminium, of which he was Chairman, 1987-91. British Aluminium owned a site at Dolgarrog in Gwynedd but closed it in 2002.

Peyton was Treasurer of the Zoological Society of London, 1984-91. So Peyton the Monday Clubbing industrialist took up zoology in the year that I began sharing a house with zoology students at UCNW, one of whom, Anne Vernon, was killed by the gang in 1986. Ronnie Waterhouse had an interest in zoology as well, but I think that Ronnie’s involvement with the London Zoo might have begun before I made friends with zoologists. Before I arrived at UCNW, Dafydd and the gang nearly destroyed the life of Dr Bill Hemming, one of the lecturers in the Dept of Zoology at UCNW. See previous posts.

Peyton wrote a biography of Solly Zuckerman in 2001, Solly friend of Ronnie Waterhouse that is, Solly who was one of the head honchos at the London Zoo… See previous posts.

Peyton was survived by his second wife, Mary and his daughter and surviving son from his first marriage.

Peyton’s obituary was published in ‘The Guardian’ in Nov 2006 and was written by John Biffen, the Tory MP for Oswestry and then North Shropshire 1961-97. Dafydd and John Allen’s business extended as far as Biffen’s constituency. Not only did the ring in Shropshire have links to Dafydd’s gang anyway, but John Allen established a children’s home in the county. The family seat of Lord Harlech, the Ormsby-Gores, is near Oswestry and the number of members of that family who, since David Ormsby-Gore – Biffen’s predecessor in the seat – served as the British Ambassador to the US when J.F. Kennedy was President, have died young or in traumatic/violent circumstances suggests that some nasty people have a big problem with them. Francis Ormsby-Gore, who lived on his farm near Harlech rather than at Oswestry, certainly had all the hallmarks of being under attack from the gang. See previous posts eg. ’95 Glorious Years!’

John Biffen went to school with my father and grew up on a farm about three miles away from my grandparents house where I spent my teenage years; the Biffen’s farm was about half a mile down the road from my other grandparents house and my aunties as well. John Biffen’s parents were still living at the farm when Biffen was in Thatch’s Cabinet. Biffen’s parents lived in Tom King’s constituency, the King who knew relatives of mine and who was involved in much skulduggery in the attempts to shaft Brown, me and my friends. Brown and my friends also grew up in King’s constituency and still had families living there.

Biffen was Lord President of the Council, which therefore meant that he was the visitor for UCNW, April 1982-11 June 1983. Which is certainly interesting, because it was during that time that Brown began receiving murder threats when he was at Aston University, was held hostage in his room by the man who sent the murder threats while the man trashed his room and told Brown that he’d be back again. My tutor at UCNW, Adrian Bell, told me that things like that don’t happen, wouldn’t let me in his room again and ordered me to see Dr D.G.E. Wood, Dafydd’s mate in the Student Health Centre, who ignored what was happening to Brown as well. Brown graduated in May 1983 and moved in with me because it was far too dangerous for him to stay in Birmingham. By then we were being seriously hassled by weird people whom I now know to have been undercover officers. See previous posts.

Biffen is dead, so I wonder if Lord Tom King can explain what was happening at the time?

John Biffen was a paid up member of the Thatcher fan club for a while but then fell out with her. See previous posts eg. ‘A Local Boy Made Good?’ for further info on Biffen.

Peyton’s obituary in the Indie mentioned that he was insulting to Ted Heath, that Heath didn’t like him, that ‘Peyton was never a respecter of persons, and he would not move a millimetre off his chosen course to procure advancement, or even respect’ and that ‘it was solely the advocacy of William Whitelaw that got him a job in government’ when Heath was elected PM. Willie Whitelaw knew all about Gwynne and Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring back to the time of Lord Mountbatten, the gay spies in the Admiralty and of course Profumo. Whitelaw covered up for that lot for years in numerous roles, including as Home Secretary, Chairman of the Conservative Party, Lord President of the Council and Deputy PM (see previous posts) and he will have known whatever Peyton’s former boss Nigel Birch was doing with Dafydd’s gang as well. Willie will have known that Heath’s personal friend and Top Doc Sir Brian Warren, as well as Warren’s Top Doc wife and their colleagues were running the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’.

Willie had to do a lot of favours for people who had the dirt of Dafydd and Gwynne, when Thatch renegaded on her promise to establish S4C, Willie was visited by a delegation of three Welsh language activists, all mates of Dafydd and Gwynne’s, who reminded Willie of a few things. There was an immediate U turn and S4C was given the go-ahead. One of the three who visited Willie was Alwyn Roberts, a Gwynedd County Councillor and a PVC at UCNW (see previous posts eg. ‘Meet The Gwerin!’) – Willie served as Lord President of the Council, which brought with it the role of visitor to UCNW, so he knew what Alwyn and his mates were up to – and another was Gwilym Williams, the Bishop of Bangor and the Archbishop of Wales. Willie wasn’t going to argue. See post ‘A Bit More Paleontology’.

The obituary noted that many people were puzzled by Peyton’s sudden interest in zoology in 1984.

Peyton’s Indie obituary was written by Patrick Cosgrave, who was friends with George Thomas and maintained after Thomas’s serial sexual assaults on boys and teenagers were made public that he had no idea and didn’t believe it anyway. See previous posts…
Among others at Butterworth’s memorial service were:
Lady Butterworth (widow), Dr and the Hon Mrs Timothy Walker and Mr and
the Hon Mrs John Burley (sons-in-law and daughters), Miss Sophie
Walker, Miss Polly Walker and Miss Beth Walker and Miss Emma Burley
(granddaughters), Professor Thomas Messinger. The Turkish Ambassador, Viscount Brentford, Viscountess Montgomery of
Alamein, Lord and Lady Archer of Sandwell, Lord Blaker, Lord Brougham
and Vaux (representing the Conservative Peers), Lady Hylton, Lord and
Lady Chorley, Lord Cope of Berkeley, Lord Craig of Radley, Baroness
David, Lord and Lady Elton, Lord and Lady Griffiths of Fforestfach,
Baroness Hooper, Renee Lady Iliffe, Lord Jenkin of Roding (Foundation
for Science and Technology).
Lady Joseph, Lady Kings-Norton, Lord May of Oxford, Lord Morris of
Aberavon, QC, Lord and Lady Nathan, Baroness O’Neill of Bengarvie
(Nuffield Foundation), Lady Peyton of Yeovil, Baroness Perry of
Southwark, Lord and Lady Quinton, Lord Renwick of Clifton, Lord and
Lady Shaw of Northstead, Lord Skidelsky, Lady Thorneycroft, Lord
Waddington, QC, Lord Walton of Detchant, Baroness Warwick of
Undercliffe.

Lady Mawhinney, Sir Humphrey Potts, Sir Christopher and Lady Slade,
the Hon Mrs Edwards, the Hon Sir Simon Orr-Ewing, the Hon Mrs Robins,
the Hon J Cumberledge, Professor Sir Kumar Bhattacharyya (representing
Warwick University), Lady Balcombe, Sir Geoffrey Cass (Royal
Shakespeare Company) and Lady Cass, Sir Anthony Cleaver, Sir Patrick
Cormack, MP, Sir Brian Follett, Sir Ronald Halstead, Sir Robin Ibbs,
Sir Peter and Lady Lachmann, Lady Landau, Lady Layfield, Sir John and
Lady Maddox, Sir John Mason, Sir Richard Morris, Sir Jeremy Morse,
Councillor Kevin Gardner and Baroness Gardner of Parkes.

The Treasurer of Lincoln’s Inn, Judge Hubert Dunn, QC, Mr Charles
Perrin (New College, Oxford), Mr and Mrs Anthony Ansell, the Rev Dr C
Barrett, Mr Anthony Beevor, Mr David Bentley, Professor and Mrs Derek
Burke, Mr Alan Cameron, Mr and Mrs Peter Carter, Mr and Mrs Terence
Coghlan, Judge Coles, QC, Mr Alistair Cooke, Mr and Mrs William Davis,
Mr Richard de Ste Croix, Mr Brian Eyre, Judge Elizabeth Fisher, Mr
Arthur de Frisching, Dr Dougal Goodman, Mr and Mrs Raymond Greenburgh, Mr S Hall, Mr and Mrs David Hall.

Professor Ian Hall (Bloomsbury Society), Miss Sonia Proudman, QC, Dr
Robert Hawley, Mr Jonathan Henty, Mr and Mrs Derek Higgs, Mr Keith
Lawrey, Professor and Mrs John Martin, Mr Patrick McHugh, Mr David
Moorhouse, Mr Andrew Peck, the Very Rev John Petty, Mr and Mrs John
Richardson, Dr and Mrs Geoffrey Robinson, Mr Geoffrey Robinson, MP,
Mrs Brenda Price, Mr and Mrs T Royle, Mr Anthony Tomei, Dr Peter
Warren.

Mr Hillary Bauer, Mr and Mrs Michael Boreham, Dr A Bourne and Dr F
Steele, Mr John Bradford, Mr and Mrs Allan Bradley, Mr and Mrs Stephen
Burley, Mr Michel Elves, Mr and Mrs Paul Fielder, Mrs Julia Hanford,
Mr and Mrs Joe Henson, Mr Keith James, Mrs Venice James, Mr and Mrs
Stephen Jay, Mr Ian Kershaw, Mr Hommy Khosrowpanah, Mr Namuk Korhan,
Mr Ugur Karagozlin, Miss Gulfem Vezirogen, Mr and Mrs Peder Lund, Mrs
C A Mannion Watson (Head of Kingsley School) with Mrs Penny Birt
(Governor) accompanied by Mr Colin Birt, Mr Ken Olisa, Mr David
Roodyn, Mr and Mrs Ian Rodger, Mrs P D Rosenberg, Mr Mark Savage, Mr P
R Sherratt and Dr J M Sherratt, Ms Elaine Smith, Mr and Mrs Glenn
Start, Mr Carl Teper, Mr Darrell Thompson-Schwab and Countess Pusich,
Mrs Audrey Wilkerson and many other friends and former colleagues.

Readers might notice how many of these names were friends of Dafydd and the gang and how many of those umbrellas and friends of the gang had no obvious links to Butterworth or Warwick University. Field Marshal Montgomery for instance?? The real giveaway of course is was the presence of Lord John Walton, the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne…
Richard Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ contain a few other gems re Jack and Doris. On April 26 1968 Crossman noted that he lunched at Courtaulds Ltd with Ronald Kerr-Muir, a Director of Courtaulds and Chairman of the Social Services Sub Committee of the CBI ‘to whom Jack Butterworth first introduced me to at Warwick University’. Kerr-Muir had been with Courtaulds Ltd since 1946, was its Director, 1958-71. He was a member of the Council of Warwick University from 1961 and Treasurer from 1965 until his death in 1974. Kerr-Muir was Deputy Chairman of the Meat and Livestock Commission, 1973-74.
 Crossman found that Kerr-Muir and his fellow Directors were ‘terribly upset because that morning news had leaked from New York that George Brown was joining the Board. Crossman remarked that the Board already had ‘a constellation of politicians’, including Rab Butler, David Eccles, Douglas Jay…
Rab Butler was Mr Tory Party, throughout the middle decades of the 20th century. After his career in the Commons, Butler was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. It was through that he became a friend of Trumpers. Butler was Carlo’s mentor when Carlo was at Trinity College. Butler concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring, the elite sex abuse ring at Cambridge and established the Home Office Research Unit which, during the 1970s, commissioned and funded research by academics who tripped over Dafydd’s gang and other organised abuse rings constantly, but remembered never to mention this; they became some of the UK’s leading academics, particularly in criminology, as a result. See eg. post ‘Rab, High Table and the Founding Fathers’. Rab married into the Courtauld family.
Douglas Jay was the husband of the dreadful Peggy Jay, one of the female accessories to the organised crime ring that was in Camden and served as the posh partners of Dafydd and Gwynne’s gang in north Wales, the link between the two rings being the Welsh Bloomsbury Set. See post ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’. Douglas Jay was a Cabinet Minister in Harold Wilson’s Gov’t who served as the Labour MP for Battersea North, 1946-83, which was of course on the manor of Dafydd’s partner gang which operated in Wandsworth. Douglas and Peggy Jay’s son Peter was a friend of Dr Death; Peter married Jim Callaghan’s daughter Margaret. See previous posts…
George Brown was a high profile Labour politician who was high profile for being an alkie. At one point it looked as though the Labour Party Leadership was a choice between Harold Wilson or George Brown and it was observed by a Labour colleague that it was between a crook or a drunk. See previous posts.
Crossman was able to say to Kerr-Muir that he had told Harold Collison that the CBI would have every detail of the Gov’ts pension plan in advance and that ‘I intend to have no secrets whatsoever reserved for the bill. In my experience as a Minister so far, telling the truth and trusting people always pays if you want to get them on your side.’
Well had I been a Minister, that would have been my central principle, but absolutely nothing about Crossman or the contents of his ‘Diaries’ suggest that telling the truth and trusting people even featured in his list of priorities. Crossman was a member of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and he used his Gov’t position and his senior position in the British intelligence services to expand the ring and protect everyone involved, although he knew that the most serious crimes, including against children, were being committed. Crossman was well aware that he had, as it were, infected the whole of the medical profession and the Social Services with appalling dry rot.
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Furthermore because Crossman was C or M or X or whoever the Top Dog was, lying his arse off routinely will have been his stock in trade, so this accomplished conman would of course be lying when he gave Kerr-Muir that pep talk about telling the truth and trusting people. It came out of the mouth of every Top Doctor that I encountered as well and they rivalled Richard Crossman in the ‘you can tell that they are lying because you can see their lips moving’ stakes. Of course they did: they were the Top Docs who had run the ring when Crossman was at the DHSS or had trained at the knee of those who had.
Crossman would have been on safe ground dropping the name of Lord Harold Collison to use as a stooge; Collison was a farm worker who entered Labour Party politics via the trade union movement and was Chairman of the Supplementary Benefits Commission, 1969-75, along with Crossman’s swinging friends. Collison would have known what they were using the DHSS for. See post ‘The Bitterest Pill’.
When I wrote that post I thought that Collison must have been quite shocked at the past-times of Crossman and co. I have been reminded of the number of agricultural workers and farmers in Somerset and Wales who were linked to organised abuse in some way. It will have been the access to databases that was the crucial factor: Collison had served as a senior union rep with different agricultural unions and then held roles in organisations associated with agriculture. Crossman’s lot excelled at gaining access to data unlawfully and they’ll have had a great time with agricultural databases just as they did with NHS, social services, schools, colleges and university databases.
Harold Collison died on 29 Dec 1995. By that time, Ronnie Waterhouse knew that he was going to be Chairing a Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, although as part of the smoke and mirrors tactics, William Hague didn’t announce it for many more months. Furthermore, Nicola Davies QC, who had carried out a review of the North Wales Police’s paperwork concerning the abuse of kids in care – the paperwork from 1989 onwards was all missing – had stated earlier in Dec 1995 that a Public Inquiry would not be in the Public Interest. There would obviously be howls of outrage at this decision, so Nicola saying that before Hague announced the Inquiry would then make it look as though John Major had Listened and given the people what they wanted. Meanwhile Ronnie Waterhouse, friends of so many involved with the abuse, had been told months previously to alter his retirement plans and conduct a farewell tour of his circuit, the corrupt Chester and Wales Circuit, which would allow him to wine and dine with everyone in public life who were culpable re the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. See post ‘Heart Of Darkness’.
It also gave Tony Francis, Dafydd et al time to make further allegations without foundation against me with a view to having me banged up in a secure hospital without trial. See post ‘The Banality Of Evil’.
Harold Collison was dead by the end of 1995, along with Sir Peter Morrison and Bing Spear, the corrupt Home Office mandarin who had been so helpful to Dafydd… See previous posts.
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On Cct 26 1968 Richard Crossman had his American publisher, Michael Bessie and Bessie’s wife Cornelia staying over at his place and Crossman recorded in his diary that the previous evening, Crossman, Bessie and Jack Butterworth had a ‘great talk’ about the anti-Vietnam protest that was planned for Oct 27 1968. That was of course the huge protest which began in Trafalgar Square and ended up outside the American Embassy. The protest became very violent, mounted police charged the protesters, 86 people were injured and 200 arrested.
On oct 25 1968, the LSE, which was run and staffed by Crossman’s friends, many of whom were advisers or researchers working on commissions for Harold Wilson’s Gov’t (see previous posts), had been seized by the students, in order to make it ready as a place of refuge for the Vietnam demonstrators. Crossman noted that a few days earlier the Cabinet had discussed the planned demo, including the refusal of Jim Callaghan, then the Home Secretary, to have ‘troops even standing by behind the scenes, because the police think they can manage it. The police plan to let the students sit down in Whitehall and go on sitting there for ever’. That is not what the police did on the big day itself…
The Thoughts of Chairman Crossman were recorded in his diary:
‘What does this demonstration represent?. Is it as Jack Butterworth was asking last night, that a small hard core of revolutionary, so-called Che Gueveraists are organizing and stimulating anarchy and violence? Or is it really rooted in student discontent with authority or in protest against western democracy? All I know is if I had to choose between being a Minister in a Labour government however unpopular and a university VC, it would be a far more anxious job now to be a VC. Whatever we say about the particular reasons for the student thing I am sure it is centred in a hard core of professional troublemakers….’
I’ll let readers know who one of the so-called Che Guevaraists who went on that demo in 1968 was. It was the man who later became so-called VC of Bangor University and after that the so-called Chairman of the Betsi Health Board, the man who’s so-called wife died years later at the hands of the so-called Experts at the so-called Walton Centre because she and the so-called Merfyn had pissed off that bloody paedophile gang who were involved in the hugely corrupt practices of Crossman’s associates in the West Midlands, including Jack Butterworth.
As for the so-called VC being a professional troublemaker, well according to gang member Dr Tony Roberts who had the highest suicide rate among female patients of any Top Doc in England and Wales except for Camden no less, I am a known troublemaker. If I was a professional one I’d have become a VC obviously.
We are troublemakers, they are a gang of sex offenders who murdered witnesses.
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‘And you tell that to the young people of today and they don’t believe you.’
‘Dr Dafydd Alun Jones is a highly professional man’: Alun Davies circa 1987
‘It’s time for you to put up and shut up’: Alun Davies, 1997, after yet another Court case against me had collapsed and I asked when my complaints against Dafydd et al would be investigated.
A So-called Che Guevaraist and a Professional Troublemaker:
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In his entry for Oct 28 1968, Mao Tse-Crossman has stopped doing his Daily Mail bit, although that was the day on which this all kicked off in central London:
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There were estimated to be 30,000 marchers and 5000 demonstrators accumulated outside of the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square.
Crossman doesn’t write a word about it in his entry for that day, although he records that in the evening, he and his wife went to ‘a splendid buffet supper party given by Harold Lever and Diane, who looked like a delicious toy princess…She can’t have produced three children and still look so beautiful…’
The loins of C were stirring once more…
Lord Harold Lever was a barrister, a member of Middle Temple along with Ronnie Waterhouse, a Governor of the LSE and Labour MP for Manchester constituencies, 1945-79. Harold Lever was a member of the Court of Manchester University, 1975–87. Harold Lever was a Manchester MP throughout the years that Dafydd and Tony Francis’s partners in crime ran the abuse ring in Manchester; Tony Roberts and Tony Francis previously worked with the gang in Manchester before relocating to north Wales. Dafydd’s old boss Dr Bob Hobson who ran the ring at the Maudsley for years relocated to Manchester in 1974 and led a team based at Manchester University. See post ‘The Mentor’.  Tony Francis was a member of the team while Lever sat on the Council of Manchester University and Tony Roberts trained at Manchester University while Lever was on the Council.
Harold and Diane lived in a 22-roomed apartment in Eaton Square, Belgravia.  
The Natural Habitat of Troublemakers:
The Third World:
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Harold’s brother Leslie Maurice Lever, Baron Lever (29 April 1905-26 July 1977) was the Labour MP for Manchester Ardwick, 1950-70. Educated at Manchester Grammar School and Leeds University, Leslie Lever was a solicitor and poor man’s lawyer between 1928 and the advent of Legal Aid in 1948. Leslie served as Lord Mayor of Manchester, 1957–58, attending 2,700 official engagements. He was knighted by Popes John Paul XXIII and Paul VI, as well as by Lilibet in 1970 for his philanthropic work. He died in Manchester in 1977, aged 72.

Leslie and Harold’s sister and two other brothers were all lawyers.

George Carman QC was based in Chambers in Manchester and worked on the Northern Circuit until he relocated to London after successfully defending Mr Thrope.

Geraint Morgan QC, the Tory MP for Denbigh, 1959-83, practised as a barrister and Crown Court Recorder on the Northern Circuit, which was unusual for a Welsh speaking lawyer living in Wales and having been educated at Aberystwyth University, although Morgan did study at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and London University as well. The roads between Denbigh and Manchester and the surrounding area weren’t very good then either.

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Harold Lever died on 6 Aug 1995. Geraint Morgan had died the month before Harold, on 2 July 1995. Bing Spear died on 9 July 1995. Peter Morrison was found dead at his house in Belgravia on 13 July 1995. Brown was made redundant from his job at Aston at the end of July 1995.
 Geraint Morgan was born in Liverpool, went to Bedford School and served in the Royal Marines in WW II. His first go at a seat in the Commons was in 1951 when he stood as the Tory candidate for the constituency which included Croesor and Bertrand Russell’s turf. In 1955 he stood against Harold Wilson in Huyton. Morgan was a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Committee on the Recovery of Judgement Debts for four years from 1965 – the Lord Chancellor was at the time Lord Gardiner, who also served as Chancellor of the OU – and gave sterling service as a member of the Investiture Committee of the Prince of Wales in 1968-69.
So a posh man who was born in Liverpool, educated at a private school in Bedford, who spoke Welsh, English and several European languages as well, had studied at Aberystwyth, Cambridge and London Universities, who had done his Lord Mountbatten bit in the forces and was a patriotic Welshman who was a Welsh language champion as well as a Tory, in the early 1950s had an overwhelming desire to become an MP for rural Wales, his first choice being the manor of Bertrand Russell, his next idea being Harold Wilson’s seat and then finally plumped for being the democratically elected representative for the thugs and sex offenders who sexually assaulted, beat and occasionally murdered the victims of Bertrand Russell and others.
 
Somebody really was desperate to ensure that Dafydd and Gwynne remained in business weren’t they.
Sir Charles Evans: Everest Hero, Principal of UCNW: Died on 5 Dec 1995
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Institutions like the North Wales Hospital, To Test For Insanity, used to ask new admitted patients ‘What happened in 1953?’ Patient F was still asked that in the late 1970s, so he took the piss. There was a choice of two correct answers: the first ascent of Everest and the Coronation of Carlo’s mum of course!
Bangor University seems to be at the centre of the universe.
For further info about the Lord Lever and Geraint Morgan QC, see previous posts…
 Crossman’s diary tells us that as well as Harold Lever and his fruity wife, ‘also at the most distinguished gathering’ on the evening of the Grosvenor Square Riot, was Mary Wilson and William Rees-Mogg, the then Editor of ‘The Times’. Crossman had his ‘first real talk’ with Mystic Mogg and found ‘this goggle eyed intellectual rather sardonic and amusing’. Mystic Mogg did of course live in Somerset and his son Jacob now occupies the family seat…
 On Oct 29 1968, there was a meeting of Cabinet. Crossman congratulated Sunny Jim on his handling of the Vietnam demo, which Crossman describes as a ‘largely unproactive demo’ and Sunny Jim was known to have congratulated the police on their successful policing and a the non violent demo as soon as it was over. So Sunny Jim and the members of Wilson’s Cabinet obviously attended a different demo to the one in which people were charged by mounted police and sustained serious injury…
Crossman noted re Sunny Jim, that ‘no doubt it has added even more to his strength, building him up as the only alternative to Harold Wilson’. When Callaghan was Home Secretary, he gave Leo Abse every assistance that Abse needed to rewrite the legislation re children in care, which enabled hundreds of children to be sent into the clutches of Dafydd and John Allen and other linked gangs. See post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.
Sir Charles Evans – Top Doc Who Played An Essential Role
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 On May 8 1970 Crossman spent the day with Nottingham City Council. They enjoyed ‘a great lunch in the vast, palatial Edwardian town hall’. Crossman sat ‘beside an enormous, boring Mayor’. [It was the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, W.G.E. Dyer]. ‘There was Nottingham enjoying itself, over excellent food and drink, but God, it was heavy going…’ Crossman then ‘went off to put up plaques at a couple of health centres’ and then he ‘drove on to Coventry to address the annual dinner of the [Royal] College of Midwives, with Doris [Butterworth] who is their President…’
So Doris would have known all about the unlawful conspiracy between Top Docs in north Wales making it impossible for women to access NHS abortions, years after the 1967 Abortion Act had been passed, indeed as recently as the late 1980s, yet being able to access abortion on demand from a dangerous private abortionist in Chester who was knowing to be putting lives at risk. Doris would have known what was happening to the babies of all the pregnant women being admitted to the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, as well as those who became pregnant while they were patients there… Doris would have known that girls in care of 13 and 14 were becoming pregnant in north Wales… See post eg. ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’.
Doris will have also known Geraldine, the aunt of the Tory MP Antoinette Sandbach, who was President of the Royal College of Midwives Denbigh branch… See previous posts.
 Online biographies of Doris Butterworth explain that she was a charidee and community worker for 40 yrs and was involved in the task of transforming Warwick’s mental hospital at Hatton. There is information available on Hatton, but it won’t be reliable. However, it was known that ‘the hospital was overcrowded for over 20 years between 1945 and the late 1960s. A step in the right direction during that time however was the building of Nuffield House in partnership with the Nuffield Foundation. These were rehabilitation units which were in essence a halfway house between the wards of the main hospital and a typical suburban home and were supervised but not totally controlled by staff. Between 1978 and 1994 Central Ajax F.C., currently of the Midland Football League, played home matches on the site. After services were transferred to St Michael’s Hospital, the hospital itself was officially closed on 31 July 1995.’

The Nuffield Foundation is a charitable trust established in 1943 by William Morris, Lord Nuffield, the founder of Morris Motors Ltd. Morris also founded the Nuffield Trust and Nuffield College, Oxford. He took his title from the village of Nuffield in Oxfordshire, where he lived. William Morris was raised to the peerage as a Viscount after he was raised to the peerage as a Baron.

Statue of the Viscount Nuffield in Guy’s Hospital; Uncle Harry was a consultant and Prof at Guy’s.

In May 1938 a serial blackmailer, Patrick Tuellman, tried to kidnap Morris for a £100,000 ransom. But Tuellman had an accomplice who betrayed his plan to Oxford City Police. The force briefed Morris and planned to catch Tuellman in the attempt. Morris took a keen interest in the preparations and insisted on attending every meeting. On 28 May police ambushed Tuellman in Cowley in his car. Officers found him to be in possession of two automatic pistols, ammunition and items of disguise. Birmingham Assizes tried Tuellman and on 22 July 1938 convicted him. He served seven years’ penal servitude. 

How much of that bit of Lord Nuffield’s biography we can believe I am not sure.

The Nuffield Trust, formerly the Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust is registered with the Charity Commission and is a company limited by guarantee registered in England. The Patron is the Princess Snap, Anne, Princess Royal. The Chief Executive of the Trust is Nigel Edwards, expert adviser with KPMG’s Global Centre of Excellence for Health and Life Sciences and a Senior Fellow at the King’s Fund. The Chair of the Board is Andy McKeon.

Readers may remember that in a previous post, I mentioned that my Tory activist grandfather went into the Nuffield Hospital in Taunton in the mid-late 1970s, after he had a stroke to give my gran a rest and uncovered a prostitution racket being run by the Angels there. He made a complaint, demanded to phone the police and two Top Docs contacted his relatives and told them that they would certify him if the complaint wasn’t dropped immediately; they insisted that he should leave the hospital immediately but still kept the money that he had paid in advance for his planned stay. We were later told that the prostitution racket at the Nuffield in Taunton had been going on for ages.

Ah the doctors they are cheating, lying, swindling, criminal bastards.

Dafydd used to hold clinics at the Grosvenor Nuffield Hospital in Chester. Carlo’s friend the Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, was a Committee member of the Nuffield Hospitals from 1995 until his death in 2016. The Duke was President of the City of Chester Conservative Association while Sir Peter Morrison was the constituency MP. The Duke had many interests, but particularly matters agriculture and drug/alcohol abuse and of course the welfare of children… See previous posts.

Jack Butterworth was of course a managing Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation, so the ‘improvement’ of the hospital at Hatton by Doris will have been another dodgy deal brought to the world by Jack Butterworth, friend of the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

Doris’s efforts at Hatton – the only account that I can find of them is one stating that through gentle persuasion, Doris encouraged volunteers onto the wards, so Hatton was obviously given a wide berth then a la Denbigh – led to Doris being appointed as Chair of the National Association of Voluntary Help Organisers. Doris was also President of The Women’s Council, ‘which promotes Friendship between women of Asian countries and the UK and improves the care of children with disability and their families within their own communities in Asia’. Doris has made a significant contribution to Warwick’s philanthropic endeavours. She has been a constant supporter of fund raising initiatives since the University’s outset.

Doris was a Director of the Independent Schools Council, as well as a governor of a number of private schools.

Jack and Doris’s daughter is Anna Elizabeth Blackstock Walker (born 1951). 

Walker became Chair of the Office of Rail Regulation on 5 July 2009. In this role, Walker was the IRG-Rail Chair for 2013; the members of IRG-Rail consist of the independent Regulatory Bodies of twenty-one countries inside and outside the European Union. She stepped down from this role in 2015. Anna Walker has been a member of Consumer Focus since 1 October 2008.

Now this is what I am more interested in:

Anna Walker, the daughter of a man in public life who was participating in serious corruption in HE, in healthcare and in civic life involving Gov’t and industry and who was a friend of the man who facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring and protected Top Docs and other NHS and Social Services professionals in north Wales perpetrating organised abuse and associated serious crime, served as the Chief Executive of the Healthcare Commission, April 2004 – March 2009. In March 2009 the Commission was abolished and its functions in England were broadly subsumed by the Care Quality Commission.

In 2005, the Heathcare Commission published a Report following an inspection of the mental health services run by the NW Wales NHS Trust. There was quite a long delay between the inspection and the publication of the Report. The inspection had been carried out by the Commission for Health Improvement, the organisation which preceded the Healthcare Commission. By that time, that the CHI conducted the inspection, the ‘services’ run by the NW Wales NHS Trust were in meltdown. There had been numerous deaths of patients, including some on the wards of the Hergest Unit. I had been arrested on the grounds of the perjury of NHS staff and another patient had killed himself in Altcourse Prison after he too was arrested and charged after staff lied. I and a number of other patients had made complaints about staff violence, none of which were investigated. The same staff were named repeatedly by patients as having assaulted them. A number of patients and relatives had written to AMs, MPs and the Secretary of State for Wales. Patients were also consulting lawyers

The NW NHS Trust at the time had the highest suicide rate among women of any area in England or Wales except for Camden.

I was told the other day that the Hergest Unit was assessed as being the most dangerous psych unit in the UK for five years in succession.

When the CHI visit was announced, I and at least two other patients met with the inspector – an Angel wearing a name badge  – and told her of our experiences. We found out months later that two staff whistleblowers had also met with the inspector and told her in no uncertain terms that the Hergest Unit was dangerous, that patients who complained were being prosecuted on what the whistleblowers suspected was fabricated evidence, that the senior managers of the Trust were not investigating complaints and that their statements about the ‘services’ on offer and the quality of those services could not be believed.

The staff of the Hergest Unit and the staff of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team hated each other so much that they refused to speak to each other.

The subsequent Report, many many months later, from the Healthcare Commission re the mental health services provided by the NW Wales Trust was a wonder to behold. It praised the ‘excellent’ relationship and joint working between the Hergest Unit and the Community Mental Health Teams. It talked of caring compassionate staff and the high levels of patient satisfaction. It talked of the transparent no-blame culture that prevailed at the Trust, enabling staff to raise concerns to which the Trust then responded.

One of the patients who met with the CHI inspector commented that reading this Report ‘is like reading about a completely different hospital’. They asked for an appointment with the Healthcare Commission but were told that the Report had now been completed and there would be no further discussion. I was told the same when I contacted them. The two staff whistleblowers were shocked at the contents of the Report, because they claimed that they had made it clear to the CHI that the ‘services’ were dangerous, abusive and that what was being claimed by senior managers at the Trust was simply untrue.

Brown quipped at the time that the contents of the Report will have been a result of the quality of the dinner to which Alun Davies treated the inspector. It was worse than that. The contents of the Report were a result of the Chief Exec of the Healthcare Commission being the daughter of the friend of the man who in a previous generation had concealed the crimes of the mental health services in north Wales. The people causing the havoc at the NW Wales NHS Trust in 2005 were the juniors of or the children of the crowd whom Crossman protected. In the case of some people in public life in north Wales, they were the same people.

The whitewashing of a dangerous, troubled Trust run by white collar criminals steeped in corruption is worthy of scrutiny. The CHI was established by the Health Act 1999. It was ‘the first organisation ever to assess the clinical performance of NHS hospitals in England’ and it was a ‘non-departmental public body sponsored by the Dept of Health, 2001-04. It’s Chair was Top Doc Dame Deirdre Hine.

Deirdre trained at the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff, graduating in 1961. Deirdre worked as a Top Doc at Cardiff’s Royal Infirmary. She worked with Sir William Asscher in Cardiff, who was concealing the crimes of George Thomas and Dafydd’s gang, as was the whole of the Cardiff medical scene. Asscher was headhunted to become Dean of St George’s in 1988, after the previous Dean was deposed in the wake of Professor Oliver Brooke being jailed. Asscher went to St George’s to conceal Ollie’s colleagues, the Mr Bigs of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, who were still busy there. Tony Francis worked as a medical student and junior doc at Cardiff Royal Infirmary.

Deirdre trained in public health medicine, becoming a specialist in community medicine in 1974. Public health docs and ‘community medicine’ practitioners are always in an excellent position to conceal organised abuse because they have responsibilities across different specialities, they have feet in many camps and they work with other institutions that will also be colluding eg. schools, colleges, social services, prisons etc. Previous posts eg. ‘Houseparty’ and ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’ explained how the roots of public health medicine as a discipline are to be found among the Docs who concealed abuse, including the Westminster Paedophile Ring. It was Dafydd’s mate Professor Jerry Morris who designed and established the course at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for public health specialists ie. the community physicians.

Like psychiatry, public health is a low status speciality and a lot of Docs don’t take it seriously. Like psychiatry, this is probably because they know what is involved and they don’t want to be party to it, which, as with psychiatry, leaves the field wide open to the unscrupulous and incompetent.

Deirdre became a community physician in 1974, the year before the Children’s Act 1975 ensured that hundreds of kids were sent into the hands of Dafydd’s gang and gangs linked to his. The Children Act 1975 was of course the work of Leo Abse, who was George Thomas’s close friend and who’s brothers Danne and Wilfred were two Docs who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Leo was given a free reign by Jim Callaghan, when Callaghan was Home Secretary. Callaghan was an MP for Cardiff constituencies, 1945-87. Before he was ever elected, Callaghan had got to know Harold Laski at the LSE, the man who mentored Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law Ralph, Lady Juliet Bingley and that generation of LSE grads/staff who capitalised on Richard Crossman’s links with them all and on their knowledge of Crossman’s role in the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

Deirdre became Principal Medical Officer for the Welsh Office in 1984, which was the year that I complained about Gwynne and wrote to the GMC. In 1984, George Thomas was hospitalised with an STI and lies were told to the press by Leo Abse to conceal this, backed up by the Top Docs. The Top Doc ignoring all complaints about Dafydd, no matter how serious, was Duncan Egdell, the community physician for Clwyd Health Authority. Egdell’s equivalent in Gwynedd was also ignoring complaints; he made the excuse that it was Egdell’s responsibility to investigate because Dafydd’s contract was held by Clwyd. Complaints were simply ignored and it was the community physicians directly responsible for that; patients with concerns were told to write to them…

Deirdre knew Egdell – as well as everyone else – and she knew just how serious the criminality which was ignored was. Deirdre was well rewarded with colluding; in 1985 she was appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Wales. 1985 was the year that I contacted Keith Best at the Welsh Office. It was also the year that Mary Wynch won her appeal to the Master of the Rolls and appeared in the London-based broadsheets, making legal history. Deirdre became Chief Medical Officer for Wales in 1990, the year following Bluglass’s Welsh Office-organised cover-up of my complaint. By 1990, Deirde had overseen a great deal of very serious crime and continued to do so as Andrew Park, the bent lawyer from the Welsh Office and Ron Evans conspired with Dafydd, Tony Francis et al to frame and imprison me…

Thus Deirdre arrived with an impeccable background as the Chair of the CHI.

The Chief Exec of the CHI was Dr Peter Homa. Homa started work in the NHS in 1979 as a hospital porter, after which he commenced the NHS National Management Training Scheme in London in 1981. Peter Homa was Chief Executive at Leicester Royal Infirmary in 1989, when it was one of two national pilot hospitals ‘to achieve significant improvement in both the quality and efficiency of patient care’. While the whole of the Leicester medical profession concealed the ring involving Greville and Frank Beck… Homa was appointed a CBE in the Lilibet’s Birthday Honours in 2000 for ‘contributions to the health service’, just a few months after the Waterhouse Report was published.

The CHI was abolished on 31 March 2004 and replaced by the Healthcare Commission, Chaired by Jack Butterworth’s daughter. The glowing Report about the butchers and sex offenders of the NW Wales NHS Trust was then written. Whether they even looked at the notes compiled by the stooge of an inspector sent by Deirdre months previously I do not know. I and the others who gave evidence to the stooge remember the inexplicable length of time between the inspection and the Report and how no-one could explain what the delay was.

Homa was appointed as the first Chief Executive of the Healthcare Commission but resigned from the post in April 2003, just weeks after being appointed, at the request of Sir Ian Kennedy, who had been appointed as shadow Chairman of the Healthcare Commission in Dec 2002. Deirdre was traumatised at the resignation:

I am saddened and concerned to learn that Peter Homa is not now to take up his post as chief inspector of the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection, to which he was appointed only weeks ago.

“It is a serious setback for CHAI [the original acronym for the Healthcare Commission] to have lost a chief officer of Peter’s calibre at this early stage of its life.

“I have had the privilege of working with Peter as my chief executive for the past three and a half years.

“During that time we have broken new ground in establishing, for the first time, a body to which the NHS is required to account for the quality of the service it provides to patients.

“It is my view, and that of the CHI commissioners, that Peter’s personal qualities of leadership and integrity and his unrivalled experience and expertise in the management of NHS organisations, and of CHI, made him the obvious and ideal choice for the chief inspector post in CHAI.

“We feel that he will be very difficult to replace in this role. He remains the much admired and respected Chief Executive of CHI.”

Major contribution

Dr Gill Morgan of the NHS Confederation, which represents health service managers, said: “Peter Homa made a major contribution to NHS management and we are sad to see him go. We hope he will continue to contribute to the service and that his talents won’t be lost.”

She added: “It is important that momentum will be maintained and we hope that this setback will not interrupt the transition to the new organisation at this crucial stage.”

Dame Gill Morgan was Permanent Secretary to the Welsh Gov’t, 2008-12. Morgan was Chief Executive of North and East Devon Health Authority at the turn of the millennium, based in Exeter where her husband was a teacher at Exeter School. She has also been Director of Public Health for Leicestershire…Morgan was President of the Institute of Health Services Management in 1997-98 and is a past President of the International Hospital Federation. From 2002 to 2008 Morgan was Chief Exec of the NHS Confederation. Gill Morgan retired on 31 August 2012.

Morgan served on a large number of national committees and working groups and was a member of the NHS Stakeholder Forum. Morgan was also one of the three members of the review team led by Sir Jeremy Beecham set up in 2006 to advise the Welsh Assembly Gov’t on the reform of public services in Wales. See previous posts.

GILLIAN MORGAN: AT THE CENTRE OF THE ROT WHEN I WAS THREATENED AT GUN POINT, AS WAS ANOTHER WITNESS.

CHAI is scheduled to start work in April next year. It will be responsible for carrying out inspections and ensuring standards are being maintained in NHS organisations across England and Wales.

It will take over the work of CHI, the Mental Health Act Commission, the National Care Standards Commission and some of the work carried out by the Audit Commission.

[Miranda abolished the Mental Health Act Commission, maintaining that it would be replaced by a more robust body. I had er written to a few people about the MHAC failing to protect patients from abusive practitioners…I’m sorry to say now that some of those e mails were written using my Bangor University PhD student e mail account. It will have been noticed. Particularly because my e mails were being hacked and read by the security services anyway.]

Sir Ian was appointed shadow chairman of CHAI in December last year.

Peter Homa went on to become Chief Executive of St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust in November 2003. He was an assessor in the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry. Homa was Chief Executive of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, 2006-17.

Sir Ian Kennedy was said to have had ‘a clash of personality’ with Peter Homa and that’s why Homa had to go. Kennedy, when he gave Homa the boot, had just finished Chairing the Inquiry into the Bristol Heart Surgery Scandal, which resulted in the damning of one of the surgeons, James Wisheart. Readers might remember that after I blogged about that, I received an e mail from Andy Wisheart, James’s son, telling me that his dad had been unfairly scapegoated. I left a comment on the blog telling readers this and interestingly enough, I mentioned the way that Merfyn was set up and blamed and stated that if Andy or anyone else wanted to write a piece for the blog, or send me info re any scapegoating process, I would definitely put it up on the blog.

Miranda: You saw my comments to Lord Patel, your stooge whom you installed as Chair of the Mental Health Act Commission, you read my references to the deaths in north Wales and the framing of patients. You knew that I had copies of those documents demonstrating that Patel’s staff lied to patients and that the MHAC were concealing serious organised crime. You are sick Miranda, seriously twisted, as well as being a sociopath.

I feel the hand of history upon my shoulder! Pity about Nerys AND all the others.

War Crimes re Iraq?? What about War Crimes In Wales?

Ian Kennedy was appointed as Chairman of the shadow Healthcare Commission in Dec 2002. Which was just a few weeks after I had been charged with ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’ after Angels and others perjured themselves. I’ve got a copy of the memo written by Patricia Gaskell the Ysbyty Gwynedd solicitor Miranda: ‘more nurses down the police station to complain about [me] please’.

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In 2005, when Anna Walker, Butterworth’s daughter, drafted that ludicrous Report, Dafydd and Lucille, who’s criminality Butterworth’s friend Crossman concealed, were running the charidee which had been commissioned by the NW Wales NHS Trust to provide ‘substance abuse’ services.

Anna’s mum Doris Butterworth was of course the President of the Royal College of Midwives when girls and women with inconvenient pregnancies were banged up in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and their babies disappeared. Some of those women are still alive and furthermore Anna, I knew one of them. Although you probably knew that I was friendly with that particular witness anyway, so effective are the jungle drums. She was found dead in her house just after I was forced out of my teaching job and charged with ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’.

Brown’s mum was found dead in her house in 2005…

Bangor University is responsible for training social workers, Angels and clin psychs and had to work with the NW Wales NHS Trust/Social Services with regard to this. The Gwerin and paedophiles’ friends had declared war on Merfyn by 2005 and were openly stating that they would force him out of his job as VC. The biggest problems were among the School of Education who employed former teachers in north Wales and the Schools of the University who employed NHS staff and former NHS staff.

Months after Patricia Gaskell wrote that memo requesting more Angels down the police station to tell lies about me please, Dee Jones, a serially sacked Angel from Liverpool and Meri Huws, a former Gwynedd social worker who was by then Head of Lifelong Learning at Bangor University, were given a big research grant to work in collaboration with Patricia Gaskell, who by then had been appointed as Chief Exec of the Welsh Risk Pool, the body set up by the Welsh Gov’t to ‘assess’ claims from patients who were suing the NHS. I had just begun legal action against the NW Wales NHS Trust. The Chairman of the Welsh Risk Pool was Gren Kershaw, who had previously been the Chief Exec of the NE Wales NHS Trust, which ran the lethal Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. Prior to that, Gren had been an NHS manager at Jimmy Savile Central in Leeds. See previous posts.

After I finished my PhD, Dee Jones asked me to plant damaging stories in the media about Merfyn. Dee later sued Bangor University, by using her knowledge of what had happened to me at the hands of the gang and a corrupt UCU rep, Eileen Tilley, who also hated Merfyn and was doing deals with others who were trying to force Merfyn out, including those in the NHS. Dee now runs an ‘executive coaching agency’ and flogs her expertise to the NHS… See post ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’.

 

By the time that I met with the inspector from the CHI, I had been forced out of school teaching as a result of libellous allegations made to my former employer by staff of the mental health services. See post ‘Thought For The Day’. Serious charges brought against me by the Trust had resulted in a trial collapsing on the first day. More unsubstantiated allegations were then made about me in an attempt to have my name removed from the teaching register. My name was cleared by a junior Gov’t Minister who is a friend of Merfyn’s and a former student of Warwick University who took part in those Events and found the documents demonstrating that Anne Walker’s dad had been a naughty boy…

There was only one solution! Appoint Jack Butterworth’s daughter as CEO of the Healthcare Commission in the wake of an inspection of the NW Wales NHS Trust conducted by Deirdre and get Anna Walker, nee Butterworth, to write the Report!

Then kill Merfyn’s wife.

The north Wales NHS was at war with Merfyn by the time that Walker was appointed CEO of the Healthcare Commission.

 

Andy Wisheart: My offer stands re a piece about your father on this blog. This is dreadful, your father was judged by a thoroughly rotten man, Ian Kennedy, who was doing the work of another thoroughly rotten man, Miranda, who removed a CEO of a public body to replace him with the daughter of Jack Butterworth, who’s wrongdoing had been exposed by Merfyn and his friends years ago, to enable the daughter of Butterworth to conceal the criminal activity of a bunch of gangsters who were after Merfyn’s blood because he had given me a place to do a PhD. Then they killed his wife.

 

Anna Walker went to Oxford High School and then Benenden. Dr Adrianne Reveley went to Benenden, as did Ma’am Darling’s children. Adrianne Reveley was a corrupt psychiatrist who was networked into Dafydd’s circle, whom the Welsh Gov’t legal services requested carry out an Expert report on me when my lawyers began legal action against the NHS some years ago. See post ‘Dr Adrianne Reveley – A Loving Tribute’ for an account of mine and Brown’s adventure with Adrianne and for the background on Adrianne and her many old friends from Benenden, a school which has recently been the subject of allegations that pupils were abused and that a Posh People’s ring was in operation at the school. Adrienne died not so long ago, very quickly, from a condition that usually takes many years to kill someone. But then she was rash enough to be treated in King’s College Hospital by her colleagues who were concealing serious organised crime.

One of Adrianne’s sons is a lawyer in the Civil Service, the other one is a neuropsychologist. Adrianne’s husband is a psychiatrist in Leicester, where there was a ring with close links to Dafydd’s gang, which involved the Labour politician Lord Greville Janner.

Anna Walker attended Bryn Mawr College in the US, a women’s liberal arts college in Pennsylvania with strong links to north Wales, some of the founders of Bryn Mawr having come from Gwynedd.  Bryn Mawr was originally a Quaker College. Lord Jack Butterworth was entering into dodgy deals with American industrialists, so Anne no doubt received a warm welcome in the US.

After Bryn Mawr, Anna went to Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, alumni of which include Benazir Bhutto, Michael Gove, Nigella Lawson (who’s dad knew about that ring in Leicestershire), Josie Long and Ann Widdecombe (who knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring as well as Dafydd’s gang through her close links with the Anglesey Conservatives).

Anna Walker worked for the British Council, 1972-73, beginning her post the year after her dad’s mate Lord John Fulton had stepped down as Chairman of the British Council. Anna worked as a civil servant, 1975-94, mostly in the DTI. So Anna will have known all about the Westland Crisis in which the DTI played the starring roles. Anne will also have been at the DTI when Sir Peter Morrison was a Minister there, Sept 1985-Sept 1986. My house-mate Anne Vernon was killed by the gang in April 1986.

Anna Walker was Deputy Director-General, Oftel, 1994-97. Then Anna was Director-General for Energy at the DTI, 1998-2001; Mandy was Secretary of State for the DTI during 1998. Do you know Ron Evans’s daughter by any chance Anna? Perhaps you sought a bit of advice from her when you had to conceal the legacy of her dad while you did your bit at the Healthcare Commission. Walker was Director-General for Rural Affairs at the Dept for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 2001-03, so there would have been plenty of scope for Anna to continue her father’s good work in rural areas such as Wales and Somerset in that role. Then in 2004 Anna was need at the Healthcare Commission, where she remained until 2009. During which time Brown’s mum told us anecdotes about her emergency NHS alarm never being responded to and then she was found dead… The friend of mine from school who found Brown’s mum’s body then had a great deal of difficulty with Top Docs herself…

Readers will remember the catalogue of disaster that were the UK’s health services while Anne was at the Healthcare Commission and how many very troubled Trusts were, like the NW Wales NHS Trust, given glowing reports after inspections. The bombs began exploding at the centre of excellence that is St George’s Hospital when Anna was in post.

In 2009 it was a new challenge for Anna when she was appointed as Chair of the Office of Rail Regulation, where she remained until 2015. That went well didn’t it Anna. Anna returned to that area where she made her most valuable contribution, health, in 2009, when she became Chair of Young Epilepsy, a post she held until 2016.

Anna’s dad really did not like Merfyn and Merfyn’s friend who exposed Anna’s dad’s corruption and his secret files on people.

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Anna was CEO of the Healthcare Commission when NHS staff declared that they would hound Merfyn out of his job and when his wife died at the hands of Dafydd’s mates. Miranda was PM when Jack Butterworth’s daughter was appointed to lead the Healthcare Commission and Gordon was PM when Nerys died. Jack Straw’s wife was a Civil Service mandarin in the Dept of Health.

 

Anna Walker is married to Timothy Edward Hanson Walker (born 27 July 1945), a retired mandarin. He served as Director General of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, 1995-98 and Director General of the Health and Safety Executive, 2000-05. From 2006 to 2012, Timothy Walker was the Third Church Estates Commissioner, one of the most senior lay people in the Church of England. Timothy’s record almost equals that of Anna’s…

In 1969, Tim Walker married Judith Mann; she died in 1976. Together they had one daughter. In 1983, he married Anna. Together they have two daughters.

In 1998, Timothy was appointed a CB in recognition of his service as Director-General of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate. Did Lilibet actually know what was happening at the Home Office re immigration at the time?

Jack, Anna and Timothy, I can only echo what F used to yell at the thugs and accomplices of Dafydd’s gang when they did the most appalling things to him: I suggest that you read your New Testament.

 

One person who knew the ins and outs of the sordid deals between Anna’s dad, Richard Crossman, Harold Wilson and Dafydd and Gwynne was of course Marcia Williams aka Lady Falkender, who had that much observed ‘huge power’ over Harold Wilson and who was given a peerage when Wilson resigned ‘for reasons that no-one understood’, although Marcia never managed to speak in the Lords. Marcia can no longer give us the full story, although I provided as much of it as I could a couple of weeks ago. Because about two weeks ago Marcia died, but her death was only made public some three days ago.

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Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Vested Interests Or Common Pool?

My posts ‘The Bitterest Pill’ and ‘Houseparty’ discussed the regime at the DHSS when Richard Crossman was Secretary of State for that Dept, Nov 1968-June 1970. Crossman was a facilitator of the Westminster Paedophile Ring who was friends with other facilitators, a number of whom were personally known to Dafydd and the gang. I describe how under Crossman the DHSS seems to have operated an open door policy for friends of people who were advisers to Crossman, in particular Professors Richard Titmuss and Brian Abel-Smith of the LSE. Friends and colleagues of Titmuss and Abel-Smith turned up to Gov’t meetings and were sometimes given access to Gov’t documents when Crossman had never even met them before. If they were a friend of Titmuss or Abel-Smith that was OK by Crossman, in much the same way that in the 1970s/80s one could turn up to a party and say ‘I’m a friend of Dave’s’ and gain entry because there would usually be at least one Dave at the party.

Crossman did of course have an array of civil servants and Top Docs around him as well who were rather more legit as advisers, but even these Top Docs, including the Big Names who were hugely influential in their field, often had rather flaky roots but because the medical world was small, limited and nepotistic, they were all colleagues who had been trained by the same few people and were dependent upon their continued patronage. There were among them more than a few who were facilitating organised abuse and even more who knew that this was going on but who remained silent. The Docs’ friendships with each other spanned political allegiances. Thus Ted Heath’s friend and personal physician Sir Brian Warren, a Top Doc based in Belgravia who wouldn’t touch NHS patients, was a colleague of and facilitated the organised abuse that was being facilitated by Uncle Harry’s friends in the Socialist Medical/Health Association, who were Committed to the NHS and Doing It For the Poor. See eg. post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’.

My post ‘Houseparty’ discussed Lord Max Rosenheim, a hugely influential Top Doc who’s Midas touch was sought by many Top Docs early in their careers; Max Rosenheim will have ended medical careers just as effectively but the people who experienced that aren’t writing about Max and his mates on the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online, so their accounts are not widely known.

Since finishing ‘Houseparty’ I have come across documents demonstrating that Lord Max was a good mate of Dr John B. Harman, Harley Street Top Doc father of one Harriet Harman. Shortly after reading those documents I heard Harriet on Radio 4 demanding that Theresa’s Gov’t put an end to the indefinite detention of people in immigration detention centres NOW, that it was an absolute disgrace and that it Had To Stop. I kept thinking ‘but that was going on when Harriet was Solicitor General and when she was acting Leader of the Labour Party’, because I was someone who thought at the time that it was an absolute disgrace and had to stop. Harriet did finally fess up during the interview that ‘of course it should have been stopped when the Labour Gov’t was in power’. Your Gov’t Harriet. You were the fucking Solicitor General and held Cabinet positions, so why didn’t it stop?

A Man Who’s Colleagues Facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring:

A Victim of the Patriarchy Who’s Father’s Colleagues Facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring:

Uncle Harry, Who’s Colleagues Facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring:

Professor Harry Keen from Diabetes UK, based in Camden Town

Uncle Harry’s Nephew:
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Richard Crossman’s Houseparties at the DHSS were so frequent and welcomed so many that this post will discuss a few more of his guests. The Houseparties began before Crossman took up his post of Secretary of State for the DHSS. Because the DHSS was a superstate which was formed by the merger of two Ministries, Health and Social Security, Crossman was cluttering the place up before the merger, meeting everyone and holding the Houseparties. Those who dropped into the Houseparties before Crossman began his stint as Secretary of State were invited back again, as Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ confirm.

On July 10 1968 Crossman noted that Judith Hart was to be a Minister in the new DHSS, along with Sir Kenneth Robinson, Dafydd’s mate who was Minister of Health, Oct 1964-Nov 1968. Judith Hart is yet another Labour Woman who Fought For Other Women yet somehow managed to assist her male colleagues in facilitating abuse and not say anything about Dafydd et al, even when she was Chair of the Labour Party under Footie, Nov 1981-Nov 1982 and in the Lords from Feb 1988 until her death in 1991. Hart was Minister for Social Security, 26 July 1967 – 1 November 1968; Harold Wilson then appointed her Paymaster General, so she didn’t actually remain in the DHSS under Crossman. Hart was an LSE graduate – people associated with the LSE certainly thrived under the Wilson-Crossman regime – a member of the Fabian Society and a branch Secretary of the Association of Scientific Workers, which had many members who worked in the NHS as lab staff. They were witness to the wrongdoing of the Top Docs and as professional people themselves, they knew the enormity of the wrongdoing.

During the 1970s/80s/90s – throughout those years the union underwent a number of name changes, eventually evolving into MSF – they really had everyone over a barrel. Red Ken built his career as a member of that union and St George’s Hospital Medical School was very nearly run by the MSF reps. They knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring which was being facilitated by so many of the Top Docs who were much more highly paid than them and who frequently treated them badly…  Their power base will have been substantially built up during the 1970s when Dafydd and the related gangs expanded their activities into an international trafficking ring. Ripe for Thatch to appoint those people who’s constituencies hosted the constituent rings as Cabinet Ministers.

The Lord King of the Sausage Rolls
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Read more about Judith Hart in previous posts.

Crossman mentioned that Judith Hart’s Permanent Secretary was Sir Clifford Jarrett. Clifford featured in my post ‘The Bitterest Pill’; Clifford was one of the Civil Service mandarins who was part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Jarrett had been Permanent Secretary at the Admiralty, 1961-64, so he knew about Mountbatten, the gay spies and the rest of the shenanigans, as detailed previously eg. ‘The Defence Of The Realm’. Sir Clifford was then transferred to a post in the Ministry of Dafydd And The Westminster Paedophile Ring in the same year that Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson became Minister of that Dept. Which was the year in which Dafydd was given a job as a consultant at the North Wales Hospital. Responsible for the women’s side of the hospital, with 900 women imprisoned usually because they had had sex with or become pregnant by someone who was now rather embarrassed about it and wanted the woman silenced and out of sight. Clifford Jarrett remained in the Dept for Westminster Swingers until 1970, when he retired. When Harold Wilson lost the General Election in June 1970, Richard Crossman resigned from the Labour front bench to become Editor of the ‘new Statesman’ to which he had been a frequent contributor and Assistant Editor, 1938-55. Crossman left the New Statesman in 1972.

I note with some irony that on July 12 1968, Crossman made an entry in his diary about the diplomatic incident caused by Harold Wilson’s recent reference to the ‘bestialities’ of the regime of the Colonels in Greece. Kids in the children’s homes in north Wales were forced to have sex with animals while being filmed, child porn being one of the highly profitable side lines of Dafydd and John Allen’s business.

Jim Callaghan was Home Secretary, 30 November 1967- 19 June 1970, which covered the period of time that Crossman was at the DHSS and the months preceding. At the time, the Home Office was directly managing Approved Schools, including Bryn Estyn. The abuse of boys at Bryn Estyn at that time was appalling and known to the authorities; Dafydd’s gang simply built on and expanded that abuse, particularly after Matt Arnold and his mate Peter Howarth arrived to work at Bryn Estyn in 1972. Callaghan and his wife Audrey had been colluding with organised abuse for years and Audrey was Chairman of the Governors at Great Ormond Street Hospital, 1968-72. She was then Chairman of Special Trustees, 1983-90, involved with fundraising for GOSH. Sunny Jim subsequently used his position as PM to help with this. Lots of good PR for all involved, including that nice Mr Savile. Take a look at some of the Top Docs named on this blog who worked at GOSH in the 1960s and 70s eg. Geoffrey Chamberlain. They were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring…

The reason why GOSH received so much good PR and was constantly the subject of craven media attention – and still is – was because that lot were involved. Topped off by Diana serving as President of GOSH from 1989 until she crashed in the tunnel. In 1989 I was offered that job at St George’s by Geoffrey Chamberlain which I have now been told was an elaborate trap by the Westminster Paedophile Ring to get me out of medical research for ever.

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

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It was Callaghan who as Home Secretary allowed George Thomas’s mate the south Wales Labour MP Leo Abse, another member of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, to single-handedly orchestrate the negotiations which eventually led to the passing of the Children Act 1975, which resulted in so many kids in care being handed over to Dafydd’s gang and linked gangs. Everyone involved with getting that Act on the statute books was part of Dafydd’s network, it was a real horror story. See post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’.

The Lord Callaghan of Cardiff – Wales’s Finest!
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I have mentioned in previous posts that Richard Crossman was a wealthy man who did like living it up, both when he was at home on his farm in Oxfordshire – Crossman didn’t do the farming bit himself, he oversaw the management of the farm – and when he was in London. Crossman’s time in London was one long round of dining at the best gentleman’s clubs, going to the opera, theatre etc. He got on well with Lilibet, he was a regular at Buck House. On July 12 1968, Crossman popped over to Lilibet’s for a meeting of the Privy Council and ‘after the formalities’, Lilibet agreed that Crossman and his companions ‘should withdraw to the Caernarvon Room next door for drinks with her’. Crossman had nipped over to the Palace with Jennie Lee (Nye Bevan’s widow), Roy Mason (the Labour MP for Barnsley, a former Yorkshire miner who in 1940 was a mature student at the LSE and who served as N Ireland Secretary, 1976-79), Lord Dick Marsh (a trade unionist and Labour MP) and Dafydd’s personal friend Sir Kenneth Robinson. Lilibet was joined by Michael Adeane, her Private Secretary, 1953-72, (see previous posts). So the key members/facilitators of the Westminster Paedophile Ring knocked back the booze with Lilibet. I haven’t yet discussed Roy Mason and Dick Marsh on this blog but I will do…

Crossman details the drinks party and how they all had a lovely time. Lilibet had been watching the wresting on TV with Phil the Greek (no, I am not taking the piss) and they had really loved it because one of the wrestlers had chucked the other one out of the ring, who sustained a broken wrist and was in agony, but he got back in and continued with the match. So Lilibet liked the real wrestling then, involving people who ended up injured, rather than the staged and ridiculous Big Daddy/Giant Haystacks bouts. I wonder if Lilibet was one of the old bags who used to sit at the front and bash the baddies with her handbag, as screened on Saturday afternoon TV? Lilibet, do you remember Catweazle? He wore a silly outfit a la Big Daddy, he wasn’t just in his trunks like Mick McManus, but he did seem to take the matches more seriously than Big Daddy, who simply charged at his opponents and hit them with his belly.

I expect that Lilibet and Phil became even more excited over the boxing, because people sustained permanent brain damage during that, not merely a fractured wrist.

On July 14 1968, Richard Crossman entertained At Home on the Oxfordshire farm. Nicholas and Olga Davenport went over to his place, along with David and Marilyn Butler.

Ernest Harold ‘Nicholas’ Davenport (1893–1979), was a journalist and economist, who was born on 10 August 1893 at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, the youngest in the family of Thomas William Davenport, a brewer and high Anglican lay preacher. Leicestershire had a history like north Wales, of longstanding organised very serious abuse which finally exploded in the 1980s/90s among revelations that all authorities had known about this for decades but somehow had done nothing. One of Nicholas Davenport’s volumes was entitled ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’

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Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
Lord Barnett Janner was a lawyer in Cardiff who was initially a Liberal. Geoffrey Chamberlain’s father was Secretary to the Lord Mayor of Cardiff and Chamberlain grew up in south Wales. Barnett served as the Liberal MP for Whitechapel, 1931-35; the Labour MP for Leicester West and then Leicester North West, 1945-70. 

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Barnett was succeeded in his seat by his son, The Lord Janner of Braunstone
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The split society

The False Decretals

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Vested Interests Or Common Pool?

Nicholas Davenport does not have much of an internet presence being one of the Ancients who has rather faded from history, but his wife Olga hasn’t. Olga Florence Edwardes Davenport (26 May 1917 – 23 July 2008) was a South African-born British actress and artist. Olga Edwardes appeared in several films and plays from the mid 1930s into the mid 1950s, including ‘Contraband’ (1940), ‘The Angel with the Trumpet’, (1950) and ‘Scrooge’ (1951). She also appeared on British TV in 1939, in teleplays such as ‘Condemned To Be Shot’. Olga trained in fine art and returned to that following her acting career.

Olga’s younger brother Paul studied at Imperial College London and attended lectures by the socialist and Fabian Harold Laski. Laski was Chairman of the Labour Party, 1945-46 and was a Professor at the LSE, 1926-50. Laski taught Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law and gave Ralph a helping hand when Ralph wanted to serve in the Royal Navy but encountered difficulties, being Polish. See previous posts.

Olga’s father, J. M. Solomon, was an architect who designed the Johannesburg Art Gallery and in Cape Town he converted the old Town House into the Michaelis Gallery. Jo Solomon went on to plan the University of Cape Town by the time he was 34 years old. In his brief residence in London he came to know H. G. Wells, G. K. Chesterton and Arnold Bennett as well as most of the leading academicians and scientists.

Olga’s work included leading roles in the West End theatre, in Shakespeare at the Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon as well as in films, radio and TV. During WW II, she spent a year with the BBC Repertory Company and appeared with John Gielgud in ‘Landslide’.  Olga was, for a time, a TV presenter.

Olga’s first marriage, in 1941, was to Anthony Baerlein, who had kept wicket at Eton in 1930. Baerlein was a writer, a novelist and journalist who wrote features for the Daily Express. Baerlein joined the RAF in 1940 and flew bombers over Germany.

Olga’s married Nicholas Davenport during WW II. Davenport described their meeting in his Memoirs:

…I saw across the room a beautiful brunette talking to a guest animatedly. She had a retroussé nose, the high cheekbones of the Slav, long dark eyelashes, the heavy lidded eyes of an infant Buddha, and a very clear, cultured English voice. She was unique. I went over to intervene in the conversation, in the rude way tolerated at cocktail parties and was immediately, but with charm and humour, put in my place. This made me determined to take her out to dinner and after the party, emboldened by many gins, I pushed aside a man who was actually getting her into a taxi and before she had time to protest I told the driver to go to L’Ecu de France, a restaurant where I was well known and could be sure of a table. There over dinner I proposed. She raised a quizzical eyebrow and said: ‘Perhaps you will ask me again when you are sober’. I did. 

On one occasion when Dafydd was trying to be rude to me he said ‘really my dear you’re getting rather tiresome’, so I said ‘Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn’ and for a while the Hergest Unit contained patients quoting from ‘Gone With The Wind’. Dafydd didn’t quite have the panache of Rhett Butler, as Patient F made clear when he told Dafydd that he was ‘a failure as a sex fiend’.

Rhett Butler

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The Davenports lived at Hinton Manor ‘where they entertained economists, philosophers and politicians at grand gatherings’. So Richard Crossman will have gone to the Davenports’ At Homes.

Nicholas had his own interest in the arts, being invited to join the Board of the Alexander Korda Company, set up as an amalgamation of MGM and Korda production interests in Britain. Davenport’s great love was for the Baroque, which he was able to collect cheaply, because it was out of fashion. Olga’s paintings sat happily with these works at Hinton Manor, ‘where she expended huge design energy on the house. It was possible to travel long corridors between the sombre faces of ancients then open the door into a room full of Modernist colour.’

Nicholas Davenport was seen as a radical economist and wrote in favour of the Beveridge Plan and its likely emancipatory effects upon women.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Olga returned to study fine art in the 1950s, studying painting at the Chelsea Polytechnic, at the Royal College of Art and at Peter Lanyon’s school in St Ives. She exhibited with the London Group and with the Women’s International Art Club. Olga displayed in a number of group exhibitions including an Arts Council tour, at the Leicester Galleries, at the Whitechapel, the A.I.A., the Drian Gallery, Galerie Creuse, Paris, House of Fine Arts, Athens, ‘Women in the Arts Today’ at the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, the Bear Lane Gallery in Oxford, Grabowski Gallery and at the Demarco Gallery.

Olga had two one-person shows at the Piccadilly Gallery in London’s Cork Street, in 1969 and in 1976. In 1978 she had a solo show of oils at the Oxford Gallery. Olga’s works are in the permanent collections of the Nuffield Foundation, St Anne’s College Oxford, Warwick University, the Department of the Environment and in private collections in England, Switzerland, South Africa, Belgium and the USA.

There is a bust of Olga by the sculptor F. E. McWilliam; two portrait drawings of her in her collection by the British artist, Theyre Lee-Elliott; and another gouache drawing of Olga dancing by Lee-Elliott, with a verse by the artist on the reverse dedicated to her.

Sir David Edgeworth Butler who, along with his wife Marilyn, joined the Davenports for Crossman’s At Home, was born in 1924 and is an Oxford-based social scientist and psephologist. Butler was educated at St Paul’s School and New College, Oxford. New College was a recruiting ground for the British security services; Crossman was a student there and as an Oxford don recruited for the security services himself. After New College, Butler spent 1947-48 at Princeton University. He returned to Oxford to work at Nuffield College, where he remained throughout the remainder of his academic career.

 

Between 1956 and 1957, Butler served as personal assistant to HM Ambassador in Washington, the US President at the time being Eisenhower.

Butler is well-known for co-authoring the Nuffield Election Studies of each UK General Election since 1945. From 1974 to 2005, this series was co-authored with Dennis Kavanagh. Butler was a prominent on-screen expert on the BBC’s election night coverage, 1950-79. He has since appeared as an electoral analyst on various television and radio programmes, including for ITV on the night of the 1997 General Election and Sky News election night coverage in 2001. So David Butler was one of those who kept getting it wrong and raising the hopes of the Windbag. Only for the results to come through and dearie me, Thatch had won again.

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Was it worth keeping quiet about the crimes of your mates Tony Francis and Dafydd then Windbag?

David Butler is an Emeritus Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and sits on the editorial board of the academic journal ‘Representation’. Butler picked up his K in 2011 for services to giving the Windbag false hope and keeping his mouth shut. 

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Since 1973, Butler has been involved in founding and organising the Oxford University Australian Politics Lunch, which “has only one rule, you are not allowed to talk about anything except Australian politics”. Notable lunch attendees included Kim Beazley.

Julia Gillard: PM of Australia, in office
24 June 2010 – 27 June 2013
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Julia was born in September 1961 in Barry, south Wales. Just before the Profumo Affair, with which a youthful Dafydd was linked. Gillard’s father was born in Cwmgwrach; he worked as a psychiatric Angel. Her mother was born in Barry and worked in a Salvation Army nursing home.

The family migrated to Australia in 1966!

Julia became PM of Oz just as all that business re the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal blew up again, which resulted in Operation Pallial and the Macur Review.

Julia was held up as a model of a Strong Woman after Australian Men were Very Rude Indeed to her. They compared her to a chicken with ‘two fat thighs and small breasts’. Had I ever met Julia’s dad I’d have been far ruder than that to him… As I have been to his mate Dafydd…
Since retiring from politics, Julia has been crocheting and making soft toys.

David Butler’s wife was Marilyn Speers Butler, Lady Butler (née Evans; 11 February 1937 – 11 March 2014) was a literary critic, King Edwards VII Professor of English at Cambridge University, 1986-93 and  Rector of Exeter College, Oxford, 1993-2004. Marilyn Butler was the first female head of a formerly all male Oxford or Cambridge college. Marilyn Butler was educated at Wimbledon High School and St Hilda’s College, Oxford.

Marilyn Butler’s obituary in ‘The Guardian’ provided further information:

Born in Kingston upon Thames, south west London, she was the daughter of Trevor Evans, an industrial correspondent of the Daily Express who was knighted in 1967, and his wife Margaret (nee Gribbin)…. After graduating in 1960 she became a BBC trainee, worked in newsrooms in London and Manchester, and was then a BBC talks producer. In 1962 she married David Butler, an academic at Nuffield College, Oxford, who was already building a reputation as one of Britain’s top psephologists. Her marriage was one of the reasons she moved back to Oxford to begin a DPhil at St Hilda’s…In 1973 she had been appointed fellow and tutor in English at St Hugh’s College, Oxford…In 1986 she went to Cambridge, taking up a fellowship at King’s College. In 1993 she returned to Oxford, which was always the family home, to become rector of Exeter College…Her graciousness and love of conversation made her well-suited to the peculiar demands of the role. She may now have been one of the great and the good – a Fellow of the British Academy (2002), a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (1997-2000) – but she remained as approachable as ever. She retired from the Rectorship in 2004. Her last years were clouded by illness and the early death from a heart attack of her son, Gareth, a successful radio producer and former editor of Radio 4’s The World This Weekend. He had gone into the career in which she had started: journalism.

In addition, Marilyn’s Torygraph obituary informed us that her father was a  ‘former South Wales miner who had worked his way up through penny-a-line local newspapers to become industrial correspondent of the Daily Express. He was knighted in 1967’.

He will have known about George Thomas and his molesting then and a great deal more besides. Marilyn’s dad had bagged his knighthood from Harold Wilson’s Gov’t by the year before Marilyn was dining with Wilson’s mate Crossman, who was a member of the organised abuse ring of which Thomas was part. George Thomas was Secretary of State for Wales when the Butlers dined at Crossman’s place.

The family lived at Kingston-on-Thames because the only train which left Fleet Street after 4 am, the time of the Express’s last edition, went to Kingston.

Sir Hugh Bentall, the cardiac surgeon at Hammersmith Hospital who was involved in a great deal of deception and wrongdoing himself as well as having links with Dafydd’s gang, virtually owned Kingston-upon-Thames. See post ‘Interesting Facts’.

David and Marilyn Butler are mentioned in other diary entries of Crossman’s, he is quite close to them, meets up with David Butler on occasions via his work and has them over to dinner parties at his farm on three occasions between April 1968-June 1970. In one entry Crossman mentions that David Butler usually tried to extract information from him when they meet up.

The Butlers had three sons:

  • Daniel Richard Butler (1963) who has two children with Bel Crewe (1965); Jack Badger(1994) and Molly Megan (1997).
  • Gareth Edgeworth Butler (1965-2008) who had two children with Lucy Anderson; Joel Anderson (1994) and Sacha Butler (1996).
  • Edmund Edgeworth Butler (1967) who has three children with Anna Korycinska; Staś (1996), Misia (1999) and Zach (2000).

The Guardian’s obituary for Gareth Butler, written by Jon Sopel, stated that:

Gareth Butler, who has died suddenly from a heart attack at the age of 42, was one of the cleverest, most knowledgeable and likeable people in broadcasting. As one would expect from someone who had taken over editing the series British Political Facts from his father, the psephologist David Butler, he held in his head facts and figures, policy details and statistical quirks that never ceased to amaze. Who needed Google when Gareth was in the office?

He was a natural to steer BBC Radio 4’s election night coverage, taking charge of editing the general election programme of 2005, countless local council elections, European polls and US election nights. His last job at the BBC was as deputy editor of The Politics Show, which he had joined at its birth in 2003. The final programme he edited was from the World Economic Forum in Davos at the end of January, where we had gone to interview the prime minister.

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We also learned how Gareth would pass car journeys with the two children from his first marriage, Joel, 13, and Sacha, 11. They would give him a year, any year from the middle ages onwards, and he would provide a fascinating or obscure fact about it. Needless to say, once we discovered this, the rest of the dinner was spent trying to catch him out. We failed miserably.

Born and brought up in Oxford, after the Dragon school and then Abingdon school,

Abingdon School is quite posh and has educated many influential people. Professor Nick Lemoine, who has built a nice career for himself on the back of knowing about a great deal of medical research fraud and other wrongdoing on the part of the Top Docs – Nick’s knowledge of such matters overlaps with mine – is an old boy of Abingdon School. See previous posts.

Gareth won a scholarship to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1986 with a first in history. Academia would have been a natural choice – his father being a fellow of Nuffield College, his mother Marilyn a former rector of Exeter College, Oxford, and one of the country’s foremost literary critics. But like his two brothers, he chose journalism. After brief stints as a House of Commons researcher with the former Labour chancellor, Denis Healey,

The dreadful old git who concealed/colluded with the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd et al, as did Gareth’s parents and their pal Dick Crossman.

and Labour frontbencher Tom Clarke,

Thomas Clarke (born 10 January 1941) was the Labour MP for north Lanarkshire constituencies, 1982-2015. He was born in Coatbridge and was educated at All Saints Primary School in Airdrie and St Columba High School in Coatbridge, followed by the Scottish College of Commerce in Glasgow. Clarke’s brother, Tony, later become a Councillor on North Lanarkshire Council.

Clarke has long been a strong supporter of British film making and was an Assistant Director of the Scottish Council for Education Technology and was also the President of the British Amateur Cinematographers Central Council in 1971. He then became a Deputy Director of the Scottish Film Council and was the organiser of the Scottish International Amateur Film Festival in 1971. Clarke is a member of the GMB and British Film Institute, as well as being the Chairman of The Citizens Trust.

Clarke’s political career began at the age of 18 when he was the election agent for the Labour MP James Dempsey. Aged 22 he then served as a Councillor on the Coatbridge Town Council from 1964 and he became a JP for the Lanark area in 1972. The Coatbridge Town Council was replaced with the Monklands District Council in 1975 where Clarke continued to serve Coatbridge. He then served as the Monklands Provost (Mayor), 1974-82. He served as the Vice President of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, 1976-78 and served as President of the Convention, 1978-80.

After being elected to the Commons in June 1982, Clarke became known quite quickly in Parliament for his work on issues surrounding disabled people and in 1986 he sponsored the ‘Disabled Persons (Services, Representation and Consultation) Act’. Which hasn’t made a great deal of difference to many disabled people. Tom seems to have missed the most serious neglect, abuse and discrimination.

After the 1987 General Election, the Windbag appointed Clarke as Shadow Minister for Personal Social Services from 1987, in which role Clarke served until 1992. The years between 1987 and 1992 saw Alison Taylor and I raise constant concerns about Dafydd and the gang, who were doing whatever they wanted, flouting all laws yet not being challenged by anyone in authority. The Windbag personally knew a number of members of the gang, as did his wife. The Windbag was far more interested in chasing the votes of NHS staff to take an interest in the neglect and abuse of their patients.

Clarke then became a member of the Shadow Cabinet of John Smith as Shadow Scottish Secretary. He served as the Shadow Minister for Overseas Development, 1993-94 and Shadow Minister for the Disabled, 1995-97, under Miranda. Following the 1997 General Election, Clarke served as a Minister of State at the Dept for Culture, Media and Sport with responsibility for Film and Tourism. Clarke served as the Treasurer of the All Party Group on Carers, 2005-10 and was Chair of the All Party Group on Learning Disabilities.

Clarke’s efforts in the direction of the disabled and carers seem to have been highly ineffective. Look at what has happened and continues to happen to them…

In 2016 Clarke was awarded with a Papal Knighthood and an audience with Pope Francis for his work on International Development and Disability Rights. Savile was awarded a Papal Knighthood and there had been outrage about that before Clarke accepted his, so I wonder why Clarke wanted one?

 

Gareth joined the BBC in 1987

At the time Thatch had an iron grip on the BBC. The Chairman was Thatch’s henchman Marmaduke Hussey and in 1987 Alasdair Milne was forced out as DG and replaced by Sir Michael Checkland. See previous posts. My friend who was eventually forced out of his job at the BBC, for refusing to take a bribe and for being friends with me, began working for the BBC in 1987…

ChildLine was established in 1986.

 I wrote to Esther about Dafydd and the gang in 1987. I did not receive a reply.
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at central talks and features in the current affairs department of Bush House. After that, he went on to special current affairs at Radio 4 to work on the programmes Law in Action and Stop Press. Inevitably, Gareth’s acute political antennae led him to the World at One and The World This Weekend. He became editor of The World This Weekend in 1995. This was the start of what became a major problem: how to manage the competing demands of having a job which required one to work at the weekend, with an Arsenal season ticket in your pocket. The ingenious solution was a very peculiar rota pattern at The World This Weekend – with a big gap in the middle of Saturday afternoon.

In 1997, Gareth went on to work for the then head of BBC News, and now chief executive of the Royal Opera House, Tony Hall.

‘We Didn’t Know.’

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This was a job that required rather different skills. Here you needed the highly attuned antennae of the mandarin, dealing with complaints from the public, navigating a path through the often complex internal politics of the BBC and having the intellectual rigour to think through delicate editorial judgements on which, as an organisation, the BBC is rightly judged. Gareth upheld all that was good about the corporation’s public service values.

But it was his ability to understand and communicate nuance that lent itself so well to covering politics, and why politics was always going to be the perfect job in journalism for him. He finally arrived in October 1999 at Millbank, the BBC’s studios at Westminster, as an assistant editor of live programmes, producing programmes like Dispatch Box and, most recently, The Politics Show.

Gareth was not a showy person but was starting to move into the limelight himself. His first article since leaving the BBC is published in the current issue of the magazine Progress...

· Gareth Edgeworth Butler, broadcaster, born May 3 1965; died February 29 2008

Lethal heart trouble in middle age. Just like John Smith, Robin Cook and so many others… See previous posts.

Now don’t you worry my dear, we’ll look after you.

Professor Hugh Bentall outlived Gareth; Bentall died in 2012, aged 92 years.

Professor Hugh Bentall

By the time that Gareth had that fatal heart attack, Hugh’s son Professor Richard Bentall was a well-known clinical psychologist receiving much media coverage, having trained and worked with Dafydd’s gang. Richard had married and divorced the daughter of Dr Eifion Jones, the Dean of Science at UCNW, who facilitated Dafydd’s ring for years.

Nerys, the wife of Merfyn Jones, the then VC of Bangor University, died in 2008, in the care, or rather the lack, of Dafydd’s pals at the Walton Centre. Merfyn, Nerys and one of Merfyn’s friends had all previously spilt the pints of the paedophiles’ friends so Fings Broke, with the assistance of No 10. See eg. ‘Badlands’, ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’, ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘The Point Is To Change It’. Nerys had articles published in ‘Progress’ as well amazingly enough.

Nerys and Merfyn both grew up in Gwynedd and knew about the earlier incarnation of Dafydd’s gang, in the days when it provided services to Bertrand Russell and his pals, who lived or had second homes in or near Croesor in Gwynedd. See eg. ‘The Village’ and ‘The Vermin Club’. One of those with a second home in Croesor was Eric Hobsbawm. Many other Marxist intellectuals had second homes in Cwm Croesor as well. See post ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’. Eric’s daughter Julia formed the PR company Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications with her friend Sarah. Hobsbawm Macaulay worked for trade unions and the Labour Party. In 1997 Sarah Macaulay met a nice young Chancellor of the Exchequer and subsequently married him.

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Uncle Harry’s nephew was a big mate of Gordon’s and succeeded Gordon as Leader of the Labour Party. When Eric Hobsbawm died in 2012, Uncle Harry’s nephew had many kind words for him. Uncle Harry’s nephew’s dad Ralph was an old mate of Eric’s from the days of the ‘New Left’ in the 1950s and 60s. Ralph knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring as well. Eric Hobsbawm worked for the security services and if Ralph didn’t actually work for them as well some of his best friends did. See previous posts…

On July 15 1968, the day after the Davenports and the Butlers went to the Crossmans’ for dinner, Crossman was entertaining again, giving a dinner for Doug Garnett, the Labour Party Organiser for East Anglia to meet John Silkin, the then Chief Whip. The Silkins were a family of lawyers, a number of whom became Labour MPs. Sam Silkin served as Attorney-General, 1974-79 – while Dafydd et al illegally imprisoned Mary Wynch – and at one point it looked as though John Silkin might become Leader of the Labour Party. See previous posts. My post ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’ discussed the organised abuse in the Norfolk/East Anglia area and how many roads led to Lord David Ennals, Dafydd’s mate, who, when Crossman was dining with Garnett and Silkin, was Minister of State for Social Security. Ennals served as Secretary of State for the DHSS himself, 1976-79. When Mary Wynch was unlawfully arrested and imprisoned by Dafydd and the gang.

 

In the evening, on July 16 1968, Crossman held a meeting of ‘my own little Brains Trust’, which was headed by Brian Abel-Smith and Richard Titmuss of course. The meeting was to discuss the Fabian Society pamphlet suggesting that housing allowances should be substituted as an alternative to family allowances, which was written by Della Nevitt, an ‘expert on housing finance and since Oct 1967 a Professor of Social Administration at the LSE’. Crossman was referring to the Fabian Tract 384, ‘Social Services For All? Part Three’, by Audrey Harvey and Della Adam Nevitt, July 1968, which cost 3s 6d.

Chapter 7 was written by Audrey Harvey and entitled ‘What Help For Poor Tenants?’ Audrey shamelessly drops names of people from the LSE and references their publications, including Professor David Donnison and of course Richard Titmuss, in particular an article that Titmuss had published in ‘New Society’ in 1968. Audrey’s chapter has references to a number of Labour Ministers from that era, including Anthony Greenwood and Crossman. ‘New Society’ was a magazine aimed at social workers and John Allen used to advertise for staff in there. ‘New Society’ employed a columnist called Geoffrey Parkinson who worked for the Inner London Probation Service and ended up in hot water with his employers when it was discovered that he was encouraging his clients to commit petty crime as his rehab plan to wean them off more serious crime. Geoffrey Parkinson knew what Dafydd’s partner gangs in inner London were doing, but then so did his senior managers who hated him and suspended him from work. See post ‘Only One Died’. I suspect that it was a bit of a BBC situation, such as that which saw Frank Bough given the boot for those parties with cocaine and prostitutes while Jimmy Savile, Rolf Harris and Stuart Hall continued within the BBC’s warm embrace.

 

David Vernon Donnison (19 January 1926 – 28 April 2018) was Professor of Social Administration at the LSE, 1961-69 and Professor of Town and Regional Planning, 1980–91 and Honorary Research Fellow (from 1991) at Glasgow University. Donnison was born in 1926 in colonial Burma. He was educated at boarding schools from the age of 8, finally at Marlborough College, 1940-43. Donnison served with the Royal Navy during WW II, before going to Magdalen College, Oxford in 1947. Donnison was appointed to a lectureship at the University of Manchester in 1950, where he worked under W.J.M. Mackenzie, where he remained until 1953.

Prof William James Millar Mackenzie (1909–1996), aka Bill Mackenzie, was Professor of Government at Manchester University, 1948-66 and Professor of Politics at Glasgow University from 1966. He was appointed a Fellow of the British Academy in 1968. The W. J. M. Mackenzie Book Prize of the Political Studies Association is named after him.

Mackenzie was born in 1909 to a family living in Edinburgh and after schooling at Edinburgh Academy, Mackenzie studied classics at Balliol College, Oxford, after which he obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree at the Edinburgh University. In 1933 Mackenzie was appointed a Fellow in Classics at Magdalen College, Oxford, before switching fields to teach PPE.

Ted Heath, Denis Healey and Woy Jenkins were all at Balliol in the late 1930s. Heath and Healey were friends. Heath and Jenkins both studied PPE. During WW II, Mackenzie worked first at the Air Ministry and later with the SOE, as did a number of people who used their links with the security services to protect Dafydd et al.

After WW II Mackenzie initially returned to Magdalen College, but in 1948 he was appointed Chair of Government and Administration at Manchester University. In 1966 Mackenzie returned to Scotland as Professor of Politics at Glasgow University.

Dennis Kavanagh, the political analyst who was appointed Professor of Politics at Liverpool University in 1996 and co-authored with David Butler, wrote Mackenzie’s obituary for the Indie which included the following information:

W.J.M. (“Bill”) Mackenzie was one of two or three personalities who shaped the social sciences in British universities in the 1950s and 1960s. In these years he was also an adviser on constitutional development in East Africa and on English local and regional government.

Mackenzie came from a reasonably prosperous family in Dundee and he was always something of a canny Scot. His father was a successful lawyer (Writer to the Signet) in Edinburgh…He…won a scholarship to Balliol at 16, and had to wait a year before going up in 1927….he returned to Edinburgh to gain an LLB in two years. He was appointed as a Classics don at Magdalen, Oxford in 1933…when the College looked to strengthen its PPE teaching, he switched to being a Politics fellow in 1936…To the end one felt that he found the study of politics congenial because it allowed him to indulge in and profit from his interest in so many other fields.

He was part of the dons’ invasion of Whitehall in the war. From 1939 to 1944 as a member of the secretariat in the Air Ministry (1939-44), he was a participant observer of the conflict between Tizard and Lindemann and the debate over the bomber offensive. After the war he wrote a secret history of the SOE operations in France, which has not yet been published.

Because it’s a secret.

If anyone knows of any other lucky folk who have been given a Chair without managing to publish anything, please do let me know. Even those Angels of The North Wales, Professors of Fiona Irvine and Mike Nolan (see previous posts), published something, although it was rubbish and not particularly truthful.

but he built up an outstanding Government department which until the early 1960s was the best in Britain and gained an international reputation.

Had anyone managed to publish anything by then? Who rated it the ‘best in Britain’?

He did it by spotting talent: from Aberdeen to Oxford he picked bright young men who were not necessarily political scientists but wished to become so.

This is even better. The Chair of the Dept has no publications, but he did work in Whitehall with all the gay mandarins who by Crossman’s time at the DHSS were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring, including Dafydd’s part of it and he talent-spots Bright Young Men who weren’t political scientists but fancied having a go at it anyway. Thus the Dept became the Best In Britain.

At Manchester he created a culture, not of publish or perish, but of intellectual excitement and keeping abreast of developments in the discipline in the United States.

Publish or perish can result in very poor publications, but if that lot weren’t publishing anything, how did anyone know that they were doing anything at all? Except of course for making friends with folk in the US…

In the early 1950s his young colleagues were pioneers in studies of voting behaviour, community power, pressure groups and developing countries.

Is there any solid evidence of this beyond the folk memories handed down by themselves?

He had a remarkable instinct for where the subject was heading.

And probably of to whom to toady.

Manchester was an exciting place to be in the 1950s. Sir John Barbirolli conducted the Halle, the Guardian was still a Manchester paper and the BBC Brains Trust met regularly there. The University’s social science faculty was probably the liveliest in the country. The economists Ely Devons and W. Arthur Lewis, the anthropologist Max Gluckman, the philosopher Dorothy Emmet and Mackenzie argued enthusiastically at weekly interdisciplinary staff seminars. These were exhilarating but also sometimes terrifying occasions for visiting speakers because subject boundaries did not exist for the Manchester polymaths. Mackenzie’s view was that politics was best studied in conjunction with other subjects and that other subjects should always be aware of the political dimension.

As well as building up an institution Mackenzie was also shaping the discipline. Perhaps no other professor of politics exercised more patronage. He made many appointments at Manchester but he also influenced the selections for many Politics chairs in the 1960s. That many of his junior appointments went on to professorships and vice-chancellorships was a tribute to his talent spotting. Sir Charles Wilson, the principal at Glasgow University, in 1965 sought his advice on whom to appoint to the University’s James Bryce Chair of Politics. Mackenzie provided some names but in the end offered himself.

He had twice built up the Manchester department, in the 1950s, and again in early 1960s, and seen his young lecturers go off to chairs.

Which will have meant that as well as knowing Ted Heath, Mackenzie will have been owed a lot by a number of senior academics.

It was now time to return to Scotland and in 1966 he took the Bryce Chair.

Young lecturers at Manchester regarded Mackenzie with reverence tinged with awe. This was due partly to his erudition in so many disciplines, and partly to the exacting standards which he insisted on. It is difficult to imagine a similar relationship in university departments today. I once overheard an elderly academic refer to some of his former colleagues, now distinguished professors of politics (then in their forties), as still “Bill Mackenzie’s little boys”.
This was probably meant as an insult.

His management of the department was informal and paternalistic. He made the appointments, held few departmental meetings and governed by conversation and memo. It was a benevolent despotism and, again, is almost unimaginable today: those were days when powerful professors could stand up to Vice-Chancellors and win…

So Mackenzie was one of those old gits who told the VC what to do and trampled over everyone else as well.

He did not believe that lectures or even articles should be too worked out. They should stimulate, suggest and leave students and readers to work things out for themselves.

So when he actually managed to publish an article, he didn’t worry about completing it.

A young colleague commented that a number of students did not fully understand his lectures, but did not doubt that they were listening to a great man.

Rather than just a hopeless teacher.

Mackenzie was also one of the “Good and the Great” who staffed government committees, councils and other public bodies. He knew his way around Whitehall but – from his years in Scotland, Oxford and Manchester – also knew the world outside.

He always took the view that his academic studies should inform his role as a man of affairs and vice versa. He was a constitutional advisor to the new states of Tanganyika and Kenya. He was one of the first members of the new Social Science Research Council between 1965 and 1969, served on the Maud Committee on Management and Local Government (1964- 66), the committee on Remuneration of Ministers and MPs (1963-64) and the North-West Regional Economic Planning Council from 1965 until his departure to Glasgow. In Glasgow he was a member of various local and Scottish public bodies.

In 1963 he drew on the austere skills of the classical philological skills and his intimate understanding of the ways of Whitehall to write a brilliant full page translation in the Manchester Guardian of the 1961 Plowden committee’s report on public spending. It began “We proceed on two principles: ‘No dirty linen in public, and outside critics are bores’.” He regarded the report as an example of opaque Whitehall prose employed as a device to allow mandarins to converse in public without being understood.

The Earl of Stockton
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Lady Dorothy Macmillan. Who had a long-lasting affair with Lord Bob Boothby and was named in a few other examples of Naughtiness in High Places. Died 21 May 1966 from a heart attack… That wasn’t usually used as an excuse for deaths of women at the time.
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    • Lord Bob Boothby served as the Tory MP for Aberdeen constituencies, 1924-58. So Bob Boothby will have known about Sir Dugald Baird and his en masse illegal abortions of babies of women who’s incomes were deemed by Baird to be too low to have a family. See previous posts. Bob Boothby was bisexual, used rent boys, was friendly with gangsters, including the Krays and was alleged to have had an affair with Ronnie Kray.
    • When Ronnie Kray was in Broadmoor there was much ranting when it was discovered that he was receiving VIP treatment, that the screws served him tea on a tray, called him Mr Kray and bought him in goodies from the outside. Why anyone was surprised I cannot understand. The institution was serving as a prison for those who were witness to the Top Docs role in the Westminster Paedophile Ring, which was why no-one ever ‘reformed’ it or closed it down, in spite of all the hot air. It was also why Savile was appointed General Manager.
Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

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It is true that he never specialised and so did not produce the great definitive book. But his real qualities were better seen in the acknowledgements and prefaces to articles and books that other political scientists were writing in the 1950s and 1960s…

His qualities were best seen in the scores of essays, talks and seminars which he gave. Some were collected in his Explorations in Government: Collected Papers 1951-1958 (1975). Often he was oblique and allusive, pointing to puzzles and problems, suggesting new ways of looking at the familiar. This was a very different style from his distinguished successor at Manchester, Sammy Finer, who always liked to have the last word.

Yet his publications were distinctive and heterogeneous….From his interest in Africa came Free Elections (1958) and Five Elections in Africa (1960), with Kenneth Robinson… [the Kenneth Robinson who was an educationist, not Dafydd’s mate the Health Minister]

His appearance changed little from his forties to his seventies. He had a shock of silver wavy hair, friendly blue eyes, a ruddy complexion and a slow Scottish accent. He had a tall shambling gait and there was something of the figure of Father Christmas about him. He was a good mixer, humorous, a marvellous stimulator of staff and students, and always welcoming to those from overseas.

As Mackenzie knew Ted Heath and everybody had to toady to him, we cannot be sure that Mackenzie was worthy of this description.

He retired from his Glasgow chair in 1974. There followed more books: Power, Violence and Decision (1975), Political Identity (1977), Biological Ideas and Politics (1978) and a study of health care. If they did not attract the attention they deserved, it was probably because the range was too wide for a more narrowly trained generation of political and social scientists.

Or perhaps because they were not that earth-shattering.

He married Pam Malyon in 1943. There were four daughters and one son.

William James Millar Mackenzie, political scientist: born 8 April 1909; Fellow of Magdalen College 1933-48; War History SOE (part-time) 1945-48; Professor of Government and Administration, Manchester University 1949- 55, Professor of Government 1955-66; CBE 1963; James Bryce Professor of Government, Glasgow University 1966-70, Edward Caird Professor of Politics 1970-74 (Emeritus); FBA 1968; married 1943 Pamela Malyon (one son, four daughters); died Glasgow 22 August 1996.

In 1966 the LSE tried to tempt Bill Mackenzie to work for them, but he relocated to Glasgow instead. I suspect that the LSE may have been keen to add Mackenzie to their collection because he may have been very close to someone who was at the centre of Naughtiness in Intellectual High Places. Mackenzie worked with Dorothy Emmet at Manchester. My post ‘How No-one Knew About Dr Dafydd Alun Jones’ mentions one of my favourite books, Isabel Emmett’s 1964 community study of Llanfrothen/Croesor, ‘A North Wales Village: A Social Anthropological Study’. Emmett was a social anthropologist who worked at Manchester University and who married a man from Croesor and she knew all about Gwynne, Dafydd and the Bertrand Russell connection. I have always seen her name spelt ‘Emmett’, rather than ‘Emmet’, as in Dorothy’s name, but surely they must be from the same family? I am doing a bit more digging.

Mackenzie and Dorothy Emmet – as well as Isabel Emmett – worked with Max Gluckman, the social anthropologist and the founder of the Dept of Anthropology at Manchester University. Professor Eric Sunderland, the well-camouflaged paedophiles’ friend who was Principal of UCNW, 1984-95 and drafted into UCNW to save the skins of Dafydd and the gang (see previous posts) was an anthropologist who will have definitely known Max Gluckman and Isabel Emmett.

Eric Sunderland was born at Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, went to the local grammar school and then to what is now Aberystwyth University, where he completed a Bachelors and a Masters degree. Sunderland then went to UCL to do his PhD and after military service worked for the National Coal Board for a year. In 1958, he secured a lecturing job in the Dept of Anthropology at Durham University. Sunderland became Professor and Head of the Dept of Anthropology in 1971 and served as PVC of Durham University, 1979-84. He held some of the most important posts in his field, including Honorary Secretary of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Secretary General of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Societies and Chairman of the Biosocial Society.

So Eric had been at the scene of many crimes. There was organised abuse in the part of Wales in which he grew up and by the time that Eric was called to UCNW to help out paedophiles in distress, the gang from his old neck of the woods had linked up with Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Aberystwyth was as much of an institution controlled by the paedophiles’ friends as Bangor and furthermore Aber produced the generations of law grads who then evolved into crooked lawyers who concealed or facilitated Dafydd’s gang and the wider Westminster Paedophile Ring. The NCB was a nest of lice and in the wake of the Aberfan disaster a dirty deal was thrashed out between Harold Wilson’s Gov’t, the NCB and the circle of bent lawyers who were facilitating the criminality of Dafydd et al which resulted in the bereaved families being shafted yet no-one being held to account (see previous posts). As for Durham University, that was an institution which, like its neighbour Newcastle-upon-Tyne University, was concealing a big paedophile/trafficking ring in the North East of England, which by the late 1960s had direct links with Dafydd et al and became a supplier of children and staff to the ring in north Wales.

  •  This man became PM the year before Eric was appointed Professor and Head of Dept at Durham:

 

Dorothy Mary Emmet (29 September 1904 – 20 September 2000) was Head of Manchester University’s Dept of Philosophy department for over 20 years. With Margaret Masterman and Richard Braithwaite, Dorothy Emmet was a founder member of the Epiphany Philosophers.

Emmet’s obituary in ‘
DOROTHY EMMET was an agelessly active, perceptive, acute and sympathetic philosopher, friend and citizen. Her first book, published in 1932…concerned the philosophy of A. N. Whitehead, with whom she had worked from 1928 to 1930… Dorothy Mary Emmet was born in London and grew up in the village of West Hendred, near Wantage, where her father was the vicar until he moved the family to Oxford on becoming Dean of University College…until she was nearly 14, she and other children near by were taught not at school but by a governess – and by her father who, “above all, made us interested in discussing ideas”.

In 1923, after schooldays in Brighton…she went up to Oxford, where she took firsts in Classics and philosophy. Of the philosophers who taught her there, she was most impressed by R. G. Collingwood and by her tutor (and the Master of Balliol) A. D. Lindsay…

Sussex was the location of the country residence of some of the members of the Bloomsbury Set, many of who had second homes at Croesor in Gwynedd. Dafydd’s partner gang operated in Sussex and the kids in care in north Wales were trafficked to brothels owned by John Allen in London and Brighton. Again and again, the names of people involved or implicated in the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal had their origins in, or strong links to, Brighton/Sussex eg. Keith Best, the most English of barristers who suddenly rocked up as the Tory MP for Anglesey in 1979 and made himself of great use to Dafydd and the gang. See previous posts.

Dorothy Emmet’s first job was prompted by a speech given by R. H. Tawney in support of the miners in the 1926 General Strike, which she said gave her the nearest thing she ever had to a conversion experience, and led to her lifelong concern with politics.

Tawney was a big name at the LSE of the generation which preceded Abel-Smith and Titmuss.

In the Rhondda Valley – with its 80 per cent unemployment rate – she gave WEA classes based on Plato’s Republic to audiences that included her later friend and Speaker of the House of Commons, George Thomas.

George Thomas who was a child molester and by the time that he was a teacher in the valleys in the 1930s, he was networked into the Abse family and others involved – or who would become involved – with organised abuse, including the Westminster Paedophile Ring as well as Dafydd et al. See post ‘O Jones, O Jones’.

a Commonwealth Fellowship (later known as a Harkness), took her in 1928 from the Rhondda to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she not only worked with Whitehead but became a friend of his family.

Emmet was a Commonwealth Fellow at Radcliffe College, Cambridge. Which was where Bertrand Russell’s daughter Lady Katherine Tait studied. See previous posts.

Soon after returning to Britain, Emmet became a lecturer in philosophy at what is now Newcastle University [in 1932], before moving to Manchester University in 1938. She stayed there until her retirement in 1966, having become professor and head of department in 1946. Among the distinguished philosophers whom she attracted to the department were her graduate student Alasdair MacIntyre and her colleague Arthur Prior. Those were, as she said, good days for the Manchester department. And not only for the philosophers, but also for the social anthropologists, notably Max Gluckman, with whom she established a formidable intellectual alliance, leading to her books ‘Function, Purpose and Powers’ (1958) and ‘Rules, Roles and Relations’ (1966).

When she retired she moved to Cambridge to live with Richard Braithwaite and his wife Margaret Masterman, friends and Fellow members of the Epiphany philosophers, a group concerned with the nature of religious and other extra-ordinary experiences. Made a fellow of Lucy Cavendish College in 1967, she was active in both college and university life.

Many people who have been involved with Lucy Cavendish College colluded with the Westminster Paedophile Ring and those associated with it. This continues; Andrew Marr’s wife Jackie Ashley has served as the President of Lucy Cavendish College. Jackie is the daughter of Jack Ashley, the Labour MP who spent years representing a Staffordshire constituency, where there was a ring linked to north Wales. See previous posts.

Her achievements were recognised by an honorary fellowship at her Oxford college, Lady Margaret Hall and by honorary degrees from Glasgow, Leicester and the Open University…

Dorothy’s obituary in the Indie provided further bits and pieces of information:

Professor Dorothy Emmet…headed the department of philosophy at Manchester university for over 20 years; she built it up from a handful of students and a single lecturer to 400 students and a strong and varied staff… in 1918, she went to St Mary’s Hall, Brighton..She was influenced by AD Lindsay (whose concern to link intellectual and practical issues in political philosophy made such a lasting impression that she once described herself as “a step- daughter of Balliol”)…

For several years she spent part of her vacations tutoring for the WEA summer school at Balliol. After graduation, she joined the Maesynhaf Settlement in the Rhondda valley, teaching classes, largely based on Plato, to unemployed miners, many of whom were strongly influenced by Marxism. There were vigorous arguments about morals, politics and economics. One student looked after the books she had brought from Oxford; he was George Thomas, later Speaker of the Commons.

Adult education initiatives such as the WEA and Ruskin College, Oxford, were colonised by people who later were part of, or colluded with, the Westminster Paedophile Ring. The WEA in south Wales hosted George Thomas, the Windbag, Ron Davies and many more. Scores of Labour MPs studied at Ruskin, including Prescott, who was there at the same time as Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth, of Bryn Estyn fame. See post ‘A Study In Tyranny’.

From 1928 to 1930, Emmet held a Commonwealth Fellowship at Radcliffe College and attended a graduate seminar held by AN Whitehead, whose thought attracted her to Cambridge, Massachusetts. On returning to England, she held a temporary teaching post at Somerville College, Oxford, had another spell in the Rhondda…

The Ladies of Somerville were on board with the Westminster Paedophile Ring as well, the two most high profile being Thatch and Shirl. None of them broke their glass ceilings without being accessories to male misconduct. See previous posts.

Emmet was appointed lecturer in philosophy at Armstrong College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (now the University of Newcastle) in 1932. She later described the department as one man and his dog: she was the dog. The department had to cover the whole range of philosophy… In 1938, she moved to Manchester as lecturer in the philosophy of religion, becoming…professor of philosophy in 1946…In more than 20 years at Manchester…as dean of arts from 1962 to 1964..Emmet…encouraged the establishment of joint honours schools and enthusiastically developed links with colleagues in the departments of government, economics and anthropology. Her activities were not confined to Manchester. She gave the annual philosophical lecture to the British Academy in 1949, the Stanton lectures in Cambridge in 1950-53, and was president of the Aristotelian Society in 1953-54…In September 1966, she resigned her chair at Manchester and went to live in Cambridge. She became a regular member of the Moral Sciences Club and, as one of the Epiphany Philosophers, was involved in the publication of the journal, Theoria to Theory. She was elected an emeritus fellow of Lucy Cavendish Hall in Cambridge and an honorary fellow of Lady Margaret Hall…

To the end of her days, Emmet keenly followed the fortunes of “her” department at Manchester. Her last paper there was given in 1994…

 

Leemon McHenry also provided an account of Dorothy’s life:

Dorothy Emmet was born in London on September 29, 1904… In 1926, she read Whitehead’s Science and the Modern World and decided to apply for a Commonwealth Fellowship to study with him in the United States. When asked during the interview why she wished to study with Whitehead, she replied, “Because I can’t understand him.” Since her examiners were equally mystified by Whitehead, they agreed this was a good reason for the transatlantic voyage….She had close personal contact with him while a student at Radcliffe College, the woman’s college near Harvard University.

It was a fairly indulgent system that Dorothy was dealing with.

Upon returning to England, she lectured on Whitehead’s philosophy while a research fellow at Somerville College, Oxford… After Oxford, Emmet was appointed Lecturer in philosophy at King’s College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1932 and then moved to Manchester University in 1938 where she
became the Sir Samuel Hall Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Department of Philosophy, California State University.

Bertrand Russell’s daughter Kate also studied at California State University.

She hired the philosophers Alasdair C. MacIntyre, Anthony John Patrick Kenny and Wolfe Mays. When she retired in 1966, she went to live in Cambridge with a group called the “Epiphany Philosophers” who were involved with the creation of the journal, Theoria to Theory…It included Richard Braithwaite, Margaret Masterman, Mary Hoskins and Ted Bastin. During this time, Emmet was also active in the Moral Sciences Club at Cambridge University. 

Bertrand and his mates were in the Moral Sciences Club and Cambridge…

Emmet died in Sept 2000, eight months after the publication of the Waterhouse Report, which flatly denied that the crimes of which so many of her friends and colleagues had committed over a period of decades had ever occurred.

Dorothy EmmetDorothy Emmet…Professor of Philosophy in Manchester, the first woman to hold such a position in Britain. I’ve had quite enough of breakers of glass ceilings who did disgusting things.

So Dorothy was a philosopher with multiple links to Bertrand Russell and his family and friends, the Bertrand who from 1955 onward lived down the road from Croesor and made use of the services provided by Gwynne and Dafydd…

One of Dorothy Emmet’s papers was entitled ‘That’s That’…

 

Previous posts have described how Manchester was a stronghold of another group of Top Docs who partnered Dafydd and the north Wales gang, including Kenneth Rawnsley and Hugh Freeman. In 1966, Kenneth Rawnsley became Professor of Psychological Medicine at Cardiff and then directed Operation Protect Gwynne And Dafydd from there for many years. Rawnsley and his colleagues colluded with George Thomas et al in return for good PR, endless cash for the NHS and never having to face scrutiny. Rawnsley’s wife, Dr Elinor Kapp, was a child psychiatrist in south Wales who was also a founder member of one of George Thomas’s medical charidees. In Manchester, Kenneth Rawnsley worked with social anthropologists and even had a go at being an anthropologist himself with bizarre results, Rawnsley deciding to study Human Females and their Selection of Mates (mates as in sexual partners, rather than the people one knows from the pub). See post ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’ for details of Rawnsley, his own Mate Elinor as well as his other mates and their rather eccentric research. Dr Tony Francis was a student of Rawnsley’s and worked for Rawnsley as a junior doc after he qualified.

In 1974, Dafydd’s former boss Dr Bob Hobson relocated to Manchester University from the Maudsley. At the Maudsley, Hobson had run an abuse ring. He surprised the world by leaving the London scene and heading oop north the year before the Children Act 1975 resulted in huge numbers of children being handed over to the care of the gangs supplying the Westminster Paedophile Ring, including Dafydd’s. Many of the kids in the children’s homes in north Wales were sent there by local authorities in London, the West Midlands, the North East of England and Greater Manchester. See post ‘The Mentor’ for details of Hobson and his pals in Manchester.

After Tony Francis worked for Kenneth Rawnsley in Cardiff, he worked at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley and then at Manchester University. Dr Sadie Francis trained at Manchester University, as did the lunatic Dr Tony Roberts, who presided over death and destruction at the Hergest Unit and could boast of the second highest suicide rate among his female patients of any area in the whole of England and Wales.

Somebody really should have put a stop to this shouldn’t they?

As the police investigations into the abuse of children in care in north Wales began, Tony Francis’s mate in Manchester, Professor Hugh Freeman, embarked upon a new career as an historian of psychiatry and began to rewrite the history of him and his colleagues. He was greatly assisted in this by Professor John Pickstone, who found himself in receipt of generous funding from the Wellcome Trust and Professor Roy Porter, probably the biggest name in the history of medicine in the world who’s career began at Cambridge University. See previous posts.

 

Dorothy Emmet’s friend and colleague Richard Braithwaite was married to Margaret Masterman.

Margaret Masterman was a linguist who studied at Newnham College, Cambridge and in 1955 founded the Cambridge Language Research Unit. Margaret Masterman would have known Andrew Radford, the linguist who completed his first degree, PhD and then postdoc research at Trinity College, Cambridge and who in 1980 was appointed as the Professor of Linguistics at UCNW. Radford’s penchant for having sex with undergrads and then rewarding them with Firsts caused a great deal of trouble; his conduct made many other staff very unhappy, but the Student Health Centre and Tony Francis concealed his excesses, even when a student’s parent made a complaint. See previous posts.

I am wondering if Margaret Masterman is any relation of Crispin Masterman, one of the bent barristers who acted for Gwynedd Health Authority in a High Court case against me in 1990. See post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’. Masterman is an unusual name and the family is an influential one who might have produced someone like Crispin.

Margaret’s father was Charles Frederick Gurney Masterman (24 October 1873 – 17 November 1927), a Liberal Party politician. He worked closely with David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill in designing social welfare projects, including the National Insurance Act, 1911. His brother was Howard Masterman, the Bishop of Plymouth. Charles Masterman was educated at Weymouth College and Christ’s College, Cambridge where he was President of the Union and joint Secretary of Cambridge University Liberal Club, 1895-96. He was elected a junior Fellow of Christ′s College in February 1900. Following this, Masterman became involved in journalism and co-edited the English Review with Ford Madox Ford, Head of British propaganda in WW I.

 
Charles Masterman married Margaret’s mother, Lucy Blanche Lyttelton, a poet and writer, in 1908. Lucy was active in the Liberal Party in Salisbury. Peter Morrison’s father John Morrison, Lord Margadale, was the Tory MP for Salisbury, 1942-65 and the family seat was in Wiltshire, a county that was pretty much run by the Morrison family.

As well as Margaret, the Mastermans had a son, Neville Masterman, an historian at University College, Swansea. The institution which employed Rhodri Morgan’s father and brother and a great many of his friends.

In the Liberal Party landslide victory in 1906, Masterman was elected as MP for West Ham North. He was re-elected in Jan 1910 and in Dec 1910, but the December election was later declared void.

 

Masterman was returned to Parliament at a by-election in July 1911, for Bethnal Green South West. In 1914, Masterman joined the Cabinet as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. The law at that time required him to re-contest his seat in a by-election on joining the Cabinet. Masterman lost his seat in February and then stood in by-election at Ipswich, losing again. He resigned from the Gov’t as a result.

Masterman served as head of the British War Propaganda Bureau, known as “Wellington House.” Until its abolition, in 1917, the department published 300 books and pamphlets in 21 languages, distributed over 4,000 propaganda photographs every week and circulated maps, cartoons and lantern slides to the media.

Bertrand Russell

Bill Mackenzie, Ted Heath’s old tutor and the daddy of so many, died on 22 August 1996, which was within days of William Hague’s public announcement that Sir Ronnie Waterhouse would be Chairing the forthcoming Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal.

 

In 1953, Mackenzie’s junior colleague at Manchester, David Donnison, took up a lectureship at the University of Toronto. Returning to England two years later, Donnison joined the LSE as a Reader and thus Richard Titmuss’s Deputy as Chair of Social Administration; in 1961, he succeeded Titmuss to the Chair. As ‘The Scotsman’ summarised, Donnison was thus among a “distinguished group of social administration experts at LSE in the 1950s and 1960s – notably Titmuss, Brian Abel-Smith, Peter Townsend, Roy Parker, John Grieve and Tony Lynes”; with a “profound commitment to eradicating poverty of income and opportunity, [they] had a deep and lasting influence on the development and growth of Britain’s welfare state.” At the LSE, Donnison focused on housing and planning; he received a major grant from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to study the social effects of the Rent Act 1957. Donnison wrote Housing since the Rent Act, which was published in 1961, and subsequently served on Milner Holland’s Royal Commission on Housing in Greater London from 1965 and the Govt’s Central Housing Advisory Committee. In 1967, Donnison wrote ‘The Government of Housing’, a Pelican study which resulted from his work as a consultant to the UN Economic Commission for Europe.

Sir Edward Milner Holland (8 September 1902 – 2 November 1969) was a British lawyer. Holland was born in Sutton, Surrey, the son of the publisher Sir Edward John Holland and was educated at Charterhouse School and at Hertford College, Oxford. He was called to the bar by the Inner Temple in 1927 and practised mainly at the Chancery bar.

Sir Cecil Havers, his son Lord Michael Havers (Thatch’s Attorney-General) and his daughter Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, were all members of Inner Temple. All three of them colluded with the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Jeremy Thorpe was also a member of Inner Temple.

During WW II, Milner Holland served in the British Army and served as the Deputy Director of Personal Services at the War Office. Milner Holland  was Attorney-General of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1951-69. He was Chairman of the General Council of the Bar, 1957-58 and 1962-63. Later in his life Milner Holland refused an offer of an appointment as a High Court judge. 

 

David Donnison also studied education and served on the Plowden Committee on Primary Education in 1967, developing the concept of Educational Priority Areas with Michael Young.

Lord Michael Young was a barrister and sociologist who did his first degree at the LSE in the late 1930s and then returned to do his PhD there in the early 1950s. Michael Young was very much part of the LSE crowd who surrounded Richard Crossman and he wrote material for the Fabian Society. In the 1980s Young co-founded International Alert with David Ennals’ brother Martin. Michael Young was hugely influential during the years of Wilson’s and Callaghan’s Gov’t and he knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring. He worked with members of it and he will have found out exactly what was going on before he got as far as being one of Wilson’s circle, because he had previously conducted community studies in the East End.

Michael Young is the father of the illustrious Toby, who maintains that he is right wing because of his youthful experiences watching his dad and his dad’s champagne socialist mates come up with ideas for ‘services’ for the plebs which they would never use themselves. Toby will indeed have seen a great deal of that but I’m not convinced that Toby’s own politics are an effective response and Toby knows that many of those Tory grandees with whom he has aligned himself and who have welcomed him into their fold concealed and facilitated the same criminality as his dad and his dad’s mates. See previous posts for details of Toby Young’s adventures.

 

From 1968 to 1970, Donnison also Chaired the Public Schools Commission, which reported on the financial state of the public schools and then went on to investigate direct-grant grammar schools. 

In 1969, Donnison left his Chair at LSE and worked (until 1976) as Director of a think tank, the Centre for Environmental Studies. In the meantime, he joined the Supplementary Benefits Commission (SBC) as Deputy Chairman in 1973 and two years later took over as Chairman, serving until 1980. The SBC survived Heath’s Gov’t and continued to be dominated by people who had been in Crossman’s circle.

The SBC was abolished by Thatch’s Gov’t, but Donnison later recalled that its work entailed him meeting some of the poorest people in the country; for him, it was “radicalising” experience and he returned to studying poverty. Donnison was appointed Professor of Town and Regional Planning at Glasgow University in 1980. The regeneration of Glasgow was underway in the 1980s and Donnison took a keen interest in it; he led the mid-term review of the GEAR project and, with Alan Middleton, edited Regenerating the Inner City: Glasgow’s Experience in 1987. At Glasgow University, Donnison also became the inaugural Co-director of the Scottish Housing Research Group in 1982.

After Donnison retired in 1991 he became an Emeritus Professor and an honorary research fellow at Glasgow University. Donnison received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Social Policy Association in 2008. 

In the 1960s, Donnison had controversially advocated that benefits should not be awarded at the discretion of civil servants and that claimants should have statutory rights. He ‘remained an advocate of marginalised groups for the rest of his life’.

In retirement, Donnison continued to write, authoring Policies for a Just Society (1997) and Speaking to Power: Advocacy for Health and Social Care (2009); but he was also a keen windsurfer, painter, draughtsman and poet and he took up playing in a ceilidh band. Donnison was well-settled in Scotland and lived in Glasgow for the rest of his life, although he spent long periods of time on Easdale Island.

Donnison married Jean Kidger (died 2017), whom he had met at Oxford, in 1951. They separated in 1979 and he married the writer and activist Kay Carmichael in 1987. By his first wife, Donnison had two daughters (Rachel and Polly), two sons (Christopher and Harry) and a foster son (John), and with his second wife a step-daughter (Sheena).

Donnison’s obituary was published by ‘The Guardian’ in April 2018:

David Donnison, who has died aged 92, was one of a group of outstanding academics who played an important part in shaping social policy during the 1960s and 70s, and, in his case, well beyond. He remained engaged in public debate until the end of his life.

David was, first and last, a “bottom up” person. Who should decide the design of the housing estates into which rehoused tenants should move? Who other than the tenants? Who should manage their estates or, where possible, own them? Who else but the tenants, at least in a major way? What discretion should officials have in deciding on the benefits claimants should receive? None, or nearly none, he argued in a fierce debate with Richard Titmuss, his colleague at the London School of Economics. Claimants should have clearly defined statutory rights.

In his later years he became a strong supporter of advocacy on behalf of marginalised or disempowered groups. His book Speaking to Power (2009) is an eloquent account of the advocacy movement that was to bear fruit in Scotland. That country’s independent way of doing things fitted David’s instincts so much better than conservative England.

he was born …in Burma (Myanmar) where his father was a colonial administrator…He told the story of this colonial family, of Burma and his early life in a revealing account, ‘Last of the Guardians’ (2005). Perhaps it was this background that gave him the quiet assurance with which he could tell permanent secretaries and senior politicians, with great courtesy, that they were just wrong and why that was so..

He went on to become an assistant lecturer at Manchester University (1950-53), where he produced his thesis, published as The Neglected Child and the Social Services (1954). He then had a spell as a lecturer at Toronto University (1953-55). But Titmuss, just appointed to the new chair of social administration at LSE, was searching for someone to be his deputy as reader. He chose David…

It was at the LSE that he began his lifelong interest in housing, cities and town planning. He obtained what was then a big grant from the Joseph Rowntree Trust to study the impact of the 1957 Rent Act which had given unscrupulous landlords such as Peter Rachman the incentive to terrify and expel tenants who had enjoyed controlled rents.

He worked as a consultant for the UN Economic Commission for Europe, surveying housing policies. That led to ‘The Government of Housing’ (1967), which became a bestselling Pelican book. It is classic Donnison. What exactly is the housing problem? What is the demography, economics and politics of it? What do we do about it? Look beyond Britain to the generality of urban problems across Europe…

He advised Richard Crossman, the new housing minister, on ways to introduce some form of fair rent policy. He then left the LSE to become director of the thinktank the Centre for Environmental Studies (1969-76).

Howard Glennister, a Professor of Social Policy at the LSE, was the man who wrote this obituary of Donnison and commented that he had been a researcher attending meetings of the Centre for Environmental Studies.

He served as deputy chairman of the Supplementary Benefits Commission (1973-75) and was its chairman (1975-80). He carried though his determination to make the powers of the commission more rights-based and spent time visiting local offices and trying to understand the issues from the perspectives of local staff and recipients. He reflected on the deep-seated issues involved in The Politics of Poverty (1982).

In 1980 he moved to Glasgow University to become professor of town and regional planning, having separated from his first wife, Jean (nee Kidger), the previous year. He began a new non-London life and in 1987 married Kay Carmichael, who gave him “frank criticism and loving comradeship” as he later put it. There he stayed, observing and participating in Glasgow’s regeneration and reflecting on it in Regenerating the Inner City: Glasgow’s Experience (1987, edited with Alan Middleton). He was, after formal retirement in 1991, emeritus professor and honorary senior research fellow in the University’s department of urban studies.

He became increasingly in tune with Scotland, with its deeper collectivist sympathy for active government. David continued his passionate local involvement in Glasgow and in his beloved island of Easdale – communally run, as was his ideal.

Easdale Island in Scotland is now owned by Jonathan Feigenbaum, the son of the previous owner, Clive Harold Feigenbaum (1939–2007). Clive was a British businessman who was involved in a lifelong series of scandals in the world of philately. He was repeatedly investigated and prosecuted. Particularly notable was the sale of “gold” stamps from Staffa and Clive’s role in the collapse of attempts to list Stanley Gibbons, of which he was Chairman, on the Unlisted Securities Market in 1984.

‘The Scotsman’ also published on obituary for David Donnison; here are  extracts from it:

…He rapidly became known as an expert on housing, serving on the Milner Holland Royal Commission on Housing in Greater London (1965) and the Central Housing Advisory Committee and publishing Housing since the Rent Act (1961) and the standard work The Government of Housing (1967), later republished as Housing Policy, with Clare Ungerson (1982). His commitment to equality was shown by his service as Vice-Chair and then Chair of the Public Schools Commission appointed by Anthony Crosland;

It was Tony Crosland who in the 1960s concealed the paedophile ring in the North East of England which was linked to Dafydd’s; Miranda’s mate Ernest Armstrong, who had served as a Councillor in Sunderland and had been directly responsible for the institutions in which some of the youngsters were being abused, used his connections to Crosland to keep it quiet. See previous posts.

he gave his name to its Second Report, on Independent Day Schools and Direct Grant Grammar Schools (1970). Drawing on the work which had led to The Neglected Child and the Social Services (1954), he also served on the Central Advisory Council for Education (England) which produced the milestone Plowden Report on Primary Education in 1967, and he chaired the poverty studies panel established by the then Social Science Research Council. In 1969 he moved to become Director of the Centre for Environmental Studies (CES), established by Richard Crossman in 1966 as a pivotal gathering place for urban and environmental research, and stayed there until 1976. David’s most prominent role was at the Supplementary Benefits Commission (SBC). He was first appointed, by Sir Keith Joseph, to succeed Titmuss as Deputy Chair in 1973

Keith Joseph might have been obliged to tolerate people whom he would have had no liking for at all on the SBC because Joseph, an MP for a Leeds constituency, was colluding with Savile’s gang on his doorstep. Joseph appointed Barbara Kahan as his social work adviser; Kahan was a social work manager who was married to Dr Vladimir Kahan, a child psychiatrist and together they concealed organised abuse in Oxfordshire. Kahan remained a Gov’t adviser for many years and was still dispensing advice re children’s social work in the 1990s. Earlier in her career Kahan had been the manager of Louis Minster, who later became the Director of Social Services for Richmond-upon-Thames, which was supplying the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Minster was abusing children himself and on at least one occasion a police operation which could have caught Minster and others came to nothing because of the obligation on the part of the police to ask for social work support for the children; the social workers concerned ‘shared the information’ with Louis…

and by Barbara Castle as Chair in 1975.

Castle was one of those who protected Dafydd and related gangs; Castle had ignored the abuse, neglect and even deaths of children and vulnerable people in state care from her earliest years in politics, as did her husband Lord Ted. See previous posts.

He accepted the chairmanship on condition that the Commission could publish an independent annual report on the problems it was dealing with. At the SBC until 1980, he promoted a change of culture, instituting seminars bringing together different interests within the organisation and opening it up to outside influences and contributions. The SBC and CES were both quickly abolished after the advent of the Thatcher government in 1979; as he later commented “Margaret Thatcher was not in the least interested in people like us”.

David Donnison’s early years were far more privileged than Thatcher’s. He boarded at Marlborough College with a whole selection of posh people, many of whom later became high profile members or supporters of Tory Gov’ts. Donnison’s name appears on an ‘old boys who have recently departed’ webpage constructed by Marlborough College, along with a selection of judges and other big wigs. One of them is Sir Henry Brooke, father of Thatcher’s Cabinet Minister Peter Brooke. The whole Brooke family were Tories with Top Docs in their network and they concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring through successive generations. David Donnison won’t have liked them but they were protecting Donnison and his mates because everyone would have come down together if they had not.

David’s life moved further north as he returned to academia, as Professor of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Glasgow from 1980 to 1991. David took to Glasgow, and Glasgow took to him. He later said that his SBC work had “necessitated contact with some of the poorest people in the country and it was a radicalising experience” and his subsequent work showed a new emphasis on poverty and place. Renewal of neighbourhoods became a major area of interest, not least when he led the mid-term review of Glasgow’s GEAR project. More than any other UK city, Glasgow has developed models and programmes of neighbourhood change, primarily led by communities and social housing tenants. Within Glasgow University David was the initial Co-Director of the Scottish Housing Research Group (1982) that evolved into the UK’s national Centre for Housing Research and ultimately the Department of Urban Studies, one of the best housing and urban research centres in the world.

After his formal retirement David carried on working and writing, publishing Policies for a Just Society (1997), and Speaking to Power: Advocacy for Health and Social Care (2009), as well as reflections on his experience of Burma Last of the Guardians: A Story of Burma, Britain and a Family (2005), a volume of poems about the loss of his wife Kay, Requiem for Kay (2011), and a posthumous volume of Kay’s writings, It Takes a Lifetime to Become Yourself (2017).

They don’t stop at retirement. They can’t afford to, they have a great deal to keep the lid on.

David’s full, and fulfilled, life was a great, and gracious, journey from distant Empire to the closer embrace of communities in Glasgow and Argyll. If David’s head was at Gilmorehill, his heart was in the East End of the city, or wherever poverty prevailed. He was at home with the people and places that he analysed in his great flow of books, articles, broadcasts, speeches, seminars and conversations.In retirement, David took up painting, drawing, writing poetry and playing the concertina in a ceilidh band. He windsurfed all of the major lochs in Scotland, and spent much of every year as part of the community at Easdale Island.

David’s fellow proles in Glasgow’s East End to whom he was committed and where his true heart lay did not enjoy such past-times.

He was awarded honorary doctorates by the universities of Bradford, Hull, Leeds and Southampton, but characteristically, he did not accept any state honours.

David was probably too busy windsurfing to find time to waste with Lilibet. The Scottish lochs are after all much nicer than Buck House.

David married Jean Kidger, a fellow student at Oxford, in 1951 and they had two daughters, Rachel and Polly, and two sons, Christopher and Harry, and a foster son, John. They separated in 1979. David’s marriage to his second wife, Kay Carmichael, his colleague on the SBC, came in 1987. She died in 2009 and Jean in 2017, but he is survived by the children of his first marriage, step-daughter Sheena and six grandchildren.

‘Guardian Society’ published two letters in response to David Donnison’s obituary:

Hugh Kerr wrote: David Donnison was one of my professors at the London School of Economics when I was a social work student in the 1960s. He was working on the Milner Holland report, which recommended rent control and security of tenure for privately rented tenants – in response to Rachmanism – and we would discuss ways of combating this in seminars. His recommendations were implemented by Harold Wilson’s Labour government of 1964-70 and worked very well, but were abolished by Margaret Thatcher’s Conservatives in the 1980s and sadly not reintroduced by the Blair or Brown governments.

I met David last at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow in January, when he agreed that rent control must be brought back and was hopeful that this might happen in Scotland. David was very much in tune with Scottish life when he moved to Glasgow. On the big antiwar demo in Glasgow in 2003 I asked who he was going to vote for in the upcoming Scottish parliament elections. He replied: “Tommy Sheridan and the Scottish Socialists, of course!”

Pen Keyte wrote: The description of David Donnison as a “bottom-up” person jogged a felicitous memory. From 1979 I was part of a small team writing teaching and learning materials for the then Youth Opportunities Programme. We published a magazine about rights and responsibilities for 16-year-olds, and wanted to include a page on benefits. Someone had the bright idea of attempting to contact David, who was then chair of the Supplementary Benefits Commission. I rang its number and to my surprise got straight through to him. I asked if we could publish his photograph at the top of our information page, with a speech bubble saying “It’s your right!” He thought for a moment, and then to our amazement and delight, said, simply: “Yes.”

A Bottom Up Man:

David Donnison wanted to see the return of rent control to the UK

 

Hugh Kerr (born 9 July 1944) is a Scottish politician and a former lecturer in social policy at the Poly of North London. The North London Poly gained a terrible reputation from the mid-1970s onwards as a result of its ‘disruptive students’. They may have been tossers, but perhaps their lecturers were and they knew it. In 1984, Lords Hansard recorded a session in which Lord Max Beloff suggested that the North London Poly should be closed. Lord Max was friends with Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council. Lord Max’s son Michael Beloff QC is a friend of Miranda and Cherie and famously ensured that the 1996 Jillings Report was made available to no-one but lawyers and insurers and was subsequently pulped. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake’. Other peers who chipped in agreeing that the students were revolting included Lord Cledwyn, the Windbags’ friend who was also a friend of Dafydd and the gang and Lord Annan, aka Noel Annan, who as VC of London University concealed medical research fraud and the criminal conduct of the Top Docs who facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts.

 

Hugh Kerr served as the  Labour MEP for Essex West & Hertfordshire East, 1994- 99. Upon his election in 1994, Kerr based his euro-constituency office in the marginal constituency of Harlow, providing support for the local Labour party and its nominee Bill Rammell. Bill Rammell was Miranda’s Minister for HE who simply kept telling academics who were explaining to him that Miranda’s HE reforms were wrecking universities and would never work that they would work and that will soon become clear. Bill’s reward for remaining firmly in denial as VCs told Miranda ‘this really is not working’ was to be given a university of his own to play with – the University of Bedfordshire – as VC. Lord Adonis, who invented some of the insane policies inflicted upon universities by Miranda, has admitted that the policies didn’t work and they are now being reversed.

One group of sociologists of education who were explaining why Miranda’s and Bill’s policies would never work were the team based at London Met University, Prof Diane Reay and her colleagues. Diane and co were treated so badly by the VC of London Met that they all left for other institutions. The London Met used to be known as the North London Poly.

Hugh Kerr fell out with the New Labour Gov’t not long after the 1997 General Election – when Rammell was elected as Harlow’s MP – accusing Miranda of “stalinist tendencies” for planning to abolish all current euro-constituencies and for introducing a party list regional system for future European elections and to stifle any criticism by Labour MEPs.

Kerr was suspended by the NEC and later expelled from the Labour Party along with fellow dissident Ken Coates MEP, with whom he then formed the Independent Labour Network. He left the Party of European Socialists and joined forces with the Green Group in the European Parliament, becoming the first Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) MEP. Kerr lost the seat in June 1999.

After a period living in Australia, Kerr returned to Scotland and worked as Press Officer to Tommy Sheridan MSP. In the May 2003 Scottish Parliamentary Elections, Kerr stood as the unsuccessful SSP candidate for East Lothian. Kerr resigned from the SSP in September 2006 to become the Press Officer of Solidarity, a new party led by Sheridan, but left the party in 2011 to join the SNP. Kerr resigned from the SNP in 2016, in protest against SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon holding a copy of the ‘Scottish Sun’.

Kerr was a defence witness in HM Advocate v Sheridan and Sheridan. 

Tommy Sheridan was the subject of a great deal of highly publicised litigation some years ago. Allegations were published by a Murdoch owned newspaper that Sheridan was a swinger and had visited a swinger’s venue in Manchester. Sheridan angrily denied it.  There were a number of trials as a result with various people giving directly conflicting evidence. More than one person perjured themselves. Tommy Sheridan won one case against Murdoch et al and there was much celebrating in public which pissed the Daily Mail off. There was then further litigation which resulted in Tommy Sheridan being convicted of perjury. He was jailed. If Tommy Sheridan had perjured himself, he was definitely not the only person who had; he could not have been, the sheer amount of conflicting evidence can only mean that more than one person committed perjury. Yet Sheridan was the only one charged. See previous posts for details of the Sheridan-related litigation.

Hugh Kerr knows something about all of that, as do many other people in the Scottish Labour Party, the SNP and the various parties that Tommy Sheridan has led.

A few thoughts:

I have mentioned previously that two of my friends who stood by me throughout the Dafydd Years knew Jack McConnell when they were all at Stirling University. Lord Jack used his knowledge of what was happening to me to shaft my friends and bag himself a series of political positions increasing in seniority until Lord Jack ended up as FM of Scotland. Lord Jack is a big mate of Gordon Brown. My friends were also at Stirling with Tommy Sheridan, but they didn’t know him. Stirling was quite a political university in the 1980s and it was through activism at Stirling University that my friends went on demos, including those at Faslane that Kay Carmichael et al were involved with. I remember my friends telling me at the time just how difficult and unscrupulous those involved with the activism, including the organisers of the Faslane demos, were. Most of those activists, particularly the ones who became politicians, knew about the organised abuse on Clydeside and criminal activity on the part of Kay et al. They all kept silent about that while banging on about the Socialism and Commitment to the Poor and how they were the only Genuine Ones.

They ALL cheated the Poor and sold them down the river, the whole bloody lot of them. It is such a sewer that no-one has dared tell the truth about the Tommy Sheridan case; they all hate Murdoch, but Murdoch et al, rightly or wrongly, had Tommy Sheridan jailed for perjury and somewhere along the way a few other perjurers were not charged and no-one ever explained why.

Murdoch is now married to Jerry, who is the former partner of Mick and before that was the partner of Bryan. I have discussed Mick and Bryan’s links to those we know and love previously on this blog…

So who’s going to tell the truth regarding what Murdoch did to ensure that Tommy Sheridan was jailed then?

Tommy Sheridan gained a following in Clydeside as the socialist alternative to New Labour.

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Hobsbawm in 2011

 

Hugh Kerr currently writes on opera for Scottish arts website The Wee Review.

 

The University of Glasgow’s website provided information about David Donnison’s second wife Kay after her death in 2009:

Catherine “Kay” MacIntosh Carmichael (nee Rankin) was a social reformer and policy adviser who was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Study (later the Department of Social Work and Social Administration). She was responsible for developing the UK’s first training programme for probation officers.

My post ‘Only One Died’ discusses the collusion of the Probation Service with organised abuse and the associated serious crime since at least the 1960s.

Born in Glasgow’s east end in 1925, she experienced a difficult childhood, partly due to her parents’ fragile marriage and partly also to her contracting polio, which resulted in her spending a long period in hospital and only gradually recovering the use of her limbs. This left her with a slight disability which was well disguised, but the effects remained with her in later life. A harsh convent school education had the saving grace that it encouraged her to become an avid reader. Wartime evacuation to Dumfries provided relief before a return to Glasgow and somewhat irregular schooling, which was supplemented by visits to the Tollcross public library and a voracious reading programme.

She gained a social work diploma from Edinburgh University and became a psychiatric social worker in the late 1950s, working with inmates and wardens in prisons and borstals in an attempt to reassess the conditions there and try to put policies in place to offer help and rehabilitation to offenders.

Previous posts eg. ‘The Vermin Club’ have discussed the quite mad and abusive Top Docs who were senior colleagues of Dafydd’s and others in his network who were based in Scotland and ‘trained’ psychiatric social workers in those days. Psychiatry was so rotten that Kay Carmichael will have participated in some dreadful acts. Most of the ‘offenders’ with whom she worked will have experienced criminal conduct at the hands of professional people, including Kay’s own colleagues.

She was appointed a Social casework tutor at the University’s School of Social study in 1963 becoming a lecturer in 1967, a senior lecturer in 1974 and an honorary lecturer in 1981. She was a well respected and influential teacher who inspired her students by her determination to fight for social justice.

Glasgow University colluded with abuse and that collusion was endemic within staff of the Medical School and their social work colleagues. It is nonsensical to talk of any of them fighting for social justice, they simply did not, although they were demonstrating at Faslane. Those we know and love who have connections to Glasgow are fond of waving their credentials about, but they have very obviously not effected change for people having a hard time in Glasgow, although they made very comfortable lives for themselves. I am thinking of eg. Top Docs Jerry Morris and Sam Galbraith of Socialist Principles who were Committed To The Poor and senior social worker Jane Aldgate.

Professor Alexis Jay, who is currently failing to achieve anything at all by Chairing the IICSA, spent years working as a social worker in the Glasgow area, before she was eventually appointed to the most senior position in Scottish social work by Lord Jack. See post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – The Scottish Play’. As for Glasgow University as a whole, well that’s been run by Top Doc Sir Kenneth Calman for years now, the Sir Ken who knows all about the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd’s part in it, as well as the rampant research fraud in cancer research. It was successfully managing that lot which resulted in Sir Ken becoming CMO of Scotland and then of England and Wales. Sir Ken is the dad of BBC comedy favourite Susan Calman. Sir Ken has been an adviser to the SNP for many years. See previous posts.

Glasgow University also of course educated John Smith, Derry Irvine, Donald Dewar, Menzies Campbell… See previous posts.

She was an active member of the Labour Party for around 50 years and spent a lot of her time campaigning for the rights of minority groups and against nuclear war and weapons. Having married Neil Carmichael, Glasgow Labour MP in 1948, the marriage was later dissolved and she married Professor David Donaldson in 1987. When Tony Blair was elected leader of the Labour Party in 1994 she resigned her membership and latterly, after a spell in the Scottish Socialist Party, she became an active member of the Scottish National Party.

She graduated with a PhD from Glasgow in 2001 when she was 76 years old. Her thesis was titled ‘A Post-Christian Perception of Sin and Forgiveness’. She died on 26 December 2009.

Kay’s obituary in ‘The Scotsman’ told us:

KAY Carmichael, a Glaswegian who did her first social studies at Edinburgh University, was a highly respected social scientist, criminologist, lecturer, writer and fiery activist on behalf of multiple causes ranging from gay rights – when that was not just unfashionable but downright dangerous in Glasgow – to getting American nuclear missiles out of her homeland. Having overcome childhood polio, a broken home and little formal schooling, she spent her life as a psychiatric social worker, studying the lives and problems of her fellow Scots, mostly the poor, the jobless, the homeless, the single mums and others without a voice, then suggesting ways of improving those lives. She did so not from any academic ivory tower but from knowledge gained first-hand from the streets, including the east end of Glasgow, where she was born. Carmichael was an unabashed daughter of Red Clydeside. She was a staunch socialist, a member of the Independent Labour Party from the age of 20,

As was Richard Titmuss’s mate Professor Jerry Morris (see previous posts).

and served for a time as an adviser to Harold Wilson’s Labour government on social policy and Scottish affairs.

The Harold Wilson who’s Gov’t rearranged the furniture to conceal the Westminster Paedophile Ring, thus allowing it to expand and become an international trafficking ring.

In her later years, however, she become disillusioned with Labour’s direction, quitting the party after Tony Blair was elected leader in 1994, saying he was an “insult” to the Labour movement and that she could not remain a member of a party led by such a man.

Miranda simply took a leaf out of Harold Wilson’s book and shored up his position by systematically placing people who had concealed organised abuse and criminality into senior Gov’t positions.

Until her death, she became a passionate member of the SNP

Sir Ken Calman welcomes you! Anyone for Alex Salmond?

and an outspoken critic of British involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was once jailed for 14 days after breaking through the perimeter fence of the Polaris nuclear missile base at Faslane, on the Gareloch, and planting flowers as a symbol of peace. She did her “time” in Cornton Vale women’s prison in Stirling, where she confounded the wardens with her wit and erudition.

After she was released Kay remained schtum about all the women in Cornton Vale who were there because they had complained about being abused in care or in the psych system. Some of them might have been her clients…

She was a proud founding member of the self-styled Gareloch Horticulturists, or “Horts” for short, women who would stage “guerrilla” raids into the Faslane base, armed only with vegetable or flower bulbs. Throughout her life she was a regular visitor to the “peace camp” among the trees across the A814 from the Faslane base. For much of her life Carmichael was perhaps best-known as the wife and stalwart of Neil Carmichael, Labour MP for Glasgow’s Woodside and, later, Kelvingrove, who would eventually become Lord Carmichael of Kelvingrove. She would have become Lady Carmichael but by the time he was given the title the couple had drifted apart after more than 30 years of marriage. They eventually divorced in the 1980s.

She was said to have been offered a peerage during Wilson’s term but felt uncomfortable with the idea of a title and turned it down.

It wouldn’t have done her image much good.

She would go on to marry David Donnison, now professor emeritus and an honorary senior research fellow at Glasgow University’s department of urban studies. If the term “psychiatric social worker” sounds a bit abstract to most of us, Carmichael visited prisons, including Glasgow’s Barlinnie, to study the psychology of inmates and, indeed, wardens, in the hope of bridging the gap between them and of giving prisoners a better chance of returning to society without rejection.

Barlinnie was notorious for the inhumane treatment of people who had already experienced a great deal of inhumanity.

More famously, although by then she was an academic in her 50s, she spent three months incognito in the 1970s in the Glasgow East End community of Lilybank, not far from where she was born. She was deputy chair of the British government’s Supplementary Benefits Commission at the time – assigned to study and assess what benefits should be paid to which people – and she decided that could not be done from behind a desk. She rented a flat in Lilybank and told her neighbours she was, like them, living on benefits – in her case around 10.50 a week at the time. She believed that little white lie was in a good cause.

I have met so many social workers who tell ‘little white lies’. Particularly when they have been involved in serious crime. Organised paedophile gangs, the fabrication of documentation, perjury. There is no end to the little white lies and it stems from the sort of deception that Kay perpetrated when she spied on her neighbours, because that is what it will have been. It could have been justified if Kay had improved their lot in life, but she didn’t.

And the fact is she did live on that amount for three months, suffering the same hardships as her fellow residents.

If Kay only did it for three months she won’t have suffered the same hardships as them. She will have already had a good supply of basics eg. household items, clothes etc and she would not have been treated like crap and fitted up for criminal offences by Top Docs and social workers. The fact that Kay thought it worth boasting that she had ‘lived like her neighbours’ for three whole months is self-explanatory.

After BBC TV based a series around Carmichael’s time in Lilybank – something she had not intended –

Then how did it happen?

she sprung to prominence in Scotland and to this day people who watched the series say they remember her voice as she related her experiences.

Just like all those who were wowed by Polly Toynbee’s 10 minute undercover stint as a minion in a hospital.

The series was also widely believed to have led to an increase in benefits for struggling families throughout the UK.

When did that happen then? Was it the Needy who received the increase in benefits or Scroungers? Are there not still many struggling families in Britain or have they only started struggling since Kay pegged out? I watched a lot of people struggling in north Wales during the 1980s and 90s as Kay achieved so much.

She went on to write two highly thought-of books, Ceremony of Innocence (1991) and Sin and Forgiveness (2003). Catherine “Kay” MacIntosh Rankin was born in the Glasgow district of Shettleston in 1925. Her father was a Protestant, her mother a Catholic, a mixed marriage which was a potentially lethal cocktail given the religious and social mores of the time. The on-off marriage, during which her soldier father disappeared for much of the time and her mother was an alcoholic midwife, did, however, give young Kay an insight into social relations in her home city that would guide her for the rest of her life. As an infant, she suffered from polio, still highly misunderstood at the time, lost the use of all her limbs and spent a long time in Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary. She would later recover all but the full use of her left arm, a fact she disguised well. Many of her friends remained unaware of her disability, although it caused her increasing ill-effects in later life. As a result of her parents’ problems, she was sent to a convent school in Girvan, Ayrshire, aged four. She later recalled that it was mostly a nightmare experience under a “brutal” mother superior who humiliated her in front of the entire school for bedwetting.

Kay’s colleagues were doing the same to kids in care when Kay was helping the Poor. In north Wales they were gang raping them as well.

One nun, however, taught and encouraged her to read, which she did avidly for the rest of her life. During the Second World War she was only too happy to be evacuated to Dumfries, where she found herself in the care of a wealthy lady in a mansion called Trigony House, now a luxury hotel. She recalled dining with the lady, each at opposite ends of a long table, served by a butler, an experience which gave the working-class lass from Glasgow a new perspective and confidence.

Such experiences do happen, they happened to one of my friends, but they usually leave the person who has experienced them with a more nuanced take on society and politics than Kay had.

Back in Glasgow, never regularly in school, she took to visiting the Tollcross public library, often reading one book in the morning and another in the afternoon. She was a “speed reader” for the rest of her life, though her lack of education in mathematics left her somewhat “numerically dyslexic”, according to friends.

Kay’s friends are unlikely to have been very numerate themselves, which suggests that Kay was very weak in this area. That will have been one way in which people could have really pulled the wool over Kay’s eyes; she couldn’t understand the data sets. It would also have meant that she couldn’t analyse anything herself so will have always had to depend on another’s analysis.

She married Neil Carmichael in 1948 and, after his stunning defeat of the Conservative candidate in Woodside in 1962, their three-room-and-kitchen home

They weren’t posh everyone! Don’t leave with the idea that they were in any way privileged.

at 53 Partick Hill Road, in Glasgow’s Hyndland district, became an “open house” and a hotbed of socialist idealism visited by politicians, students and others from far afield. Carmichael gained her first diploma in psychiatric social work at Edinburgh University.

The most elite university in Scotland with the most grandiose medics on earth. Even more grandiose than those in London and that takes some doing. I’ve been told that the Dept of Law in Edinburgh is completely up itself as well. Edinburgh University has educated many movers and shakers.

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In later years, she became a senior lecturer in social administration at Glasgow University, where she set up the UK’s first course for training probation officers. She was also a member of the Kilbrandon Committee, which led to the 1968 Social Work Scotland Act and the establishment of “children’s panels” to help rather than punish children experiencing difficulties.

So what went wrong?

She was 76 when she gained a PhD from Glasgow in theology and English, not an honorary degree but one won after the usual years of study. Carmichael and her second husband spent their later years between Hillhead in Glasgow and a home on Easdale Island, Argyll. Friends described her as “an anarchist at heart”. With her usual wit, she preferred to describe herself as “a delinquent”.

Kay was a Gov’t adviser, a facilitator of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, owned multiple homes and was married to a Lord.

She died of a heart attack possibly related to “post-polio syndrome”, according to her daughter, Sheena, who said she had asked to be “played out” at Maryhill crematorium to Liza Minelli’s song Come to the Cabaret, followed by her beloved Red Flag. At her request, mourners will thereafter adjourn to a popular restaurant in Glasgow’s West End for “champagne and sausage rolls”.

With the emphasis on champagne.

Kay Carmichael is survived by her husband, her daughter and two grandchildren.

Compare and Contrast:

Kay, Who Helped The Poor and Lived Like Them:

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An Empowered Service User:

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Glasgow, after all those years of Help from Kay and her friends telling Gov’ts and everyone else How To Do It:

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Kay and her friends could have become very angry with the running dog Woy Jenkins down the road at Glasgow Hillhead, holding the fort for the SDP. None of them said a word.

The triumph of Kay, Sir Ken Calman and the rest of the People’s Army can be seen in Parkhead Hospital, Glasgow. Parkhead is located in the area that used to be the Gorbals. Parkhead was ear-marked for closure years ago but it is still in operation. I was unlawfully detained there some five years ago. I was assaulted repeatedly by Angels and I watched other patients assaulted. Patients were denied pain relief for agonising conditions and patients were detained for months without even being offered a change of clothes. There was blood, hair and bits of scalp on the walls of the shower. I and other patients witnessed staff forging the drug sheets and I was told by another patient that staff were stealing drugs. One morning at 4 am I witnessed it: one of their mates, a porter, turned up and was given boxes and boxes of drugs to take away and sell on the black market. There was hard core porn available on the TV on a subscribers only channel that had been organised by a member of staff. The law was broken daily.

I sent a detailed catalogue of all these incidents to the authorities at Parkhead and also to Alistair Carmichael, the Scottish Liberal MP who, at the time, had the remit for the NHS in Scotland. There was no investigation into any of it.

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Alistair is a lawyer who graduated from Aberdeen. Cameron appointed him Secretary of State for Scotland under the Coalition Gov’t.

An elderly lady fell over in the corridor in Parkhead Hospital, because an Angel was herding her along faster than her walking frame would allow her to be herded. Not one member of staff even bothered to help her.

When I finally got out of Parkhead, I discovered that there had been numerous complaints and some deaths there. No-one in Scotland in Gov’t ever mentions Parkhead, they only ever mention Southern General, the flagship neurological centre that is one of the best in the the western world. Other NHS services are being relocated to Southern General as well. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that while I and others were rotting in Parkhead, a Dr Gwen Jones-Edwards was Clinical Director of Southern General. I remembered her; she was a jobbing psychiatrist at the Hergest Unit, who worked with Dafydd and the gang and scarpered when the Waterhouse Inquiry was underway. See previous posts.

So Sir Ken, how did one of Dafydd’s mates, who isn’t even a neurologist, end up as Clinical Director of Southern General, one of the biggest NHS investment projects that the UK has seen for decades?

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Sir Ken was CMO when the Waterhouse Inquiry was launched and he was Chancellor of Glasgow University when I was in Parkhead and Gwen bagged that incredible number at Southern General.

See previous posts for details of my Parkhead-related nightmare and of course for Sir Ken’s previous.

 

As for the authors of that Fabian pamphlet that was discussed by Richard Crossman at his Brains Trust, they were as seriously implicated in the criminality as Kay and her husbands were.

The authors’ biographies on the pamphlet stated that: ‘Audrey works in a CAB in East London and regularly contributes to the ‘New Statesman’. He was author of ‘Casualties of the Welfare State’ (Fabian Tract 321) and ‘Tenants In Danger’ (Penguin Special).’

Lucille Hughes has been involved with the senior management of the CAB for many years now. She placed her minions in the CAB at lower levels. Ronnie Waterhouse was also involved with the CAB and more recently, Tal Michael, the son of Alun Michael – the former FM of Wales who knew about Dafydd and Lucille years ago – was not that long ago appointed as Chief Exec of Gwynedd CAB. See previous posts.

 

Audrey’s co-author Della Nevitt was described as ‘A Lecturer in Social Admin at the LSE. She is the author of ‘Housing Taxation and Subsidies’ (Thomas Nelson, 1966) and Editor of ‘Economic Problems of Housing’ (Macmillan, 1967)’.

Audrey and Della discussed the rent rebate ‘housing allowance’ system in their pamphlet and maintained that it must stay and that it was one of the successes of the welfare state. That system was still in place until recently and it exists in a modified form today. In the 1980s, there were huge scams as a result, with people moving into really swish accommodation, knowing that the rent allowance would foot the bill. Landlords benefited the most, because they just pushed their rents up knowing that the housing allowance would cover the astronomical rents. I suspect that the people who benefited most in north Wales were working in dear old Anglesey County Council. In the 1980s, they were famous for never, ever calculating the correct allowance; they always underestimated, no matter how modest the rent. One of my friends waited nearly a year for the correct allowance and in the end went out the the offices at Llangefni to see them. She was gobsmacked when they asked her ‘well how much do you want?’ – because they had no idea of the amount owed – so she told them. They wrote a cheque in front of her.

I know what will have been going on. People in Anglesey County Council will have been embezzling the money, there will have been no records kept so when they were faced with my friend in person, they had no other option than to ask her what the figure was…

Everyone knew this was happening. Including Dr D.G.E. Wood, because when I was still in touch with him, having no idea of what he was involved with, he told me that the corruption in the Housing and Planning Dept in Anglesey County Council was terrible. It was in the Social Services as well, that’s how Wood was able to run a trafficking ring.

 

A note on the pamphlet about the Fabian Society states that ‘it is not an organisation of armchair socialists’ and that its members are active in the Labour Parties, Trade Unions and Co-operatives…’representative of the Labour movement, practical people…’ That will explain their achievements.

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Another Radical Conscience From the Mean Streets of Glasgow Who Fought For Social Justice:

Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws

Judith Hart who Fought For Women was the MP for a Clydeside constituency.

Other contributions to the world of socialism from Della Adam Nevitt include this volume:

The Economic Problems of Housing - International Economic Association Vol 22 (Hardback)

No universally accepted concept of social justice underlies the provision of housing in the United Kingdom. For the last half century this has led to incrementalist housing policies which have not always been consistent with other welfare policies which have been more comprehensively conceived and applied. Using Scotland as an illustrative case, the practical consequences of social welfare policy in general and deprived areas in particular are described, and the absence of adequate protection for the most vulnerable members of society is noted.

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Della Nevitt starred on BBC Radio 3 on 10 Sept 1969 at 6-30 pm in a programme called ‘People in Towns’ on urban poverty. It was described in the ‘Radio Times’ thus:

PETER TOWNSEND, Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, and DELLA NEVITT Lecturer in Social Administration at the London School of Economics, talk to the radio tutor, ALAN F. SILLITOE, about the extent of urban poverty in Britain today and about means of alleviating it.
Produced by RON BLOOMFIELD
(Thirteenth of twenty programmes: broadcast in January. Next programme: tomorrow 6.30 pm. For publication see page 50).

Produced By: Ron Bloomfield

Previous posts have discussed Peter Townsend’s friendships with members of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Townsend married his LSE student Jean Corston – now Baroness Jean – who grew up in Somerset and served as a Labour MP for a Bristol constituency. Baroness Jean has as much Wimmin’s Wisdom as did Kay Carmichael and has done nearly as much damage as a result of her helping the Poor.

A Professor Michael Nevitt, PhD is listed at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), as the Associate Director, San Francisco Coordinating Center. I do not know if he is anything to do with Della…

 

While searching for information on these accessories, I found a Feb 1999 obituary of yet another Woman Who Helped, written by the mother of all accessories herself, Barbara Kahan:

SOCIAL WORK is everyday news as we approach the Millennium and it must be difficult for people to imagine that it was not always so. Joan Cooper played a leading role in many aspects of it, particularly child care, for 50 years during which major changes took place. Children mattered to her, not only collectively, but as individuals.

The standard line for every social worker who colluded with abuse and neglect.

She was born at the beginning of the First World War. After high school in Manchester she graduated in arts and history from Manchester University and completed training as a teacher.

It’s the Manchester contingent again.

At 27 she became an Assistant Director of Education in Derbyshire and acquired invaluable experience of local government while the war progressed and post-war Britain began to be planned and achieved.

Now it’s Derbyshire, the location of another one of the centres of long-standing organised abuse which by the 1960s was run by a gang linked to the gang in north Wales and staff were exchanged between Derbyshire and north Wales. The Jillings Panel, who during the mid-1990s investigated the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974, admitted that the abuse was severe and inexcusable, but refused to speculate on whether a paedophile ring with links to other local authorities was involved. John Jillings, who Chaired the Panel, was the former Director of Derbyshire Social Services. See previous posts.

During the war the fate of Britain’s disadvantaged children was seen to be far worse than previously acknowledged. Evacuation revealed acute poverty, significant areas of neglect and the particular plight of children who “were deprived of a normal home life”. For them the rigours of the Poor Law – harsh physical conditions, poor staffing ratios and institutional living standards – were still commonplace and even voluntary organisations could be Dickensian in their methods.

The kids were being abused and forced into sex work during that era and the Joan Coopers who found out about it built on it rather than stopped it.

Post-war legislation to change Britain’s health, education and social services included the Children Act 1948, a landmark in abolishing the Poor Law and introducing a service for “deprived children” which would offer them care and opportunities like other children. The key figures in these changes would be Children’s Officers in charge of new Children’s Departments in each local authority, with a remit for enthusiasm, pioneering new methods and personal commitment to individual children.

The people who became Children’s Officers had worked and gained seniority in the previous system; the mistreatment of children continued.

Cooper became a Children’s Officer in 1948. She played an important role in the Children’s Officers Association, which became an instrument for debate and development with the Home Office, local authorities and other professions.

The Home Office was the organisation at the top of the pyramid which rubber-stamped and concealed the abusive practices.

On the association’s executive she helped to inaugurate in 1963 what is now the National Children’s Bureau, a voluntary organisation attracting all professional groups and interests in children and their needs and promoting research, development and good practice.

Barbara Kahan was involved with the NCB, along with social work academic Peter Righton. When Babs was asked why she worked with Righton, a convicted paedophile, she explained that Righton was very clever and had fooled her, because that’s what paedophiles do.

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Oh yes they will, because paedophiles are Clever and somehow end up as social work managers, Gov’t advisers and Top Doctors.

In 1965 Cooper became Chief Inspector in the Home Office Children’s Department. This meant that, as well as responsibility for inspection of all childcare services, she had power to influence important developments such as the Children and Young Persons Act 1969, which brought a more enlightened attitude to young offenders, and the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, which centralised social services into one department in each local authority.

In 1965, the Welsh Office had not yet assumed responsibility for health and social services. Cooper was the woman who said nothing about the brutality prevailing in the ‘children’s services’ in north Wales and Cheshire, which by then had employed/were employing people like Lucille Hughes and Beata Brookes, who within a few years were key figures in the massive trafficking ring established by Dafydd and John Allen.

Cooper was appointed as Chief Inspector of the Children’s Dept when Frank Soskice was Home Secretary, under Harold Wilson. Frank Soskice presided over a string of miscarriages of justice when he was in various legal offices and was a high profile Freemason. Soskice served as a Labour MP for a Birkenhead, then a Sheffield, then a Newport constituency. Soskice was a member of Inner Temple, along with the Havers’ family and Jeremy Thorpe. See previous posts for more info on Frank Soskice.

Frank Soskice’s son David is a Professor at the LSE.

Alongside a charismatic Under-Secretary, Derek Morrell, she initiated imaginative work through the Community Development Project, the Inspectorate’s Development Group which published many innovative reports and documents and the Youth Treatment Centres focused on a sensitive, inter-disciplinary approach to young offenders.

Derek Morrell was another one of Richard Crossman’s Houseparty guests. One of Derek’s Community Development Projects was located in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and involved Professor David Byrne, who has starred on this blog previously…

Social Services organisational changes locally and centrally in 1971 took Cooper and the Inspectorate to join the DHSS Social Welfare Service. She had to weld into a united body two professional groups with very different approaches. This mirrored local authorities’ struggles in setting up Social Services Departments and required all her experience and skill.
The organisational changes made no difference to the plight of the kids who were being abused and neglected. The same people were responsible for overseeing their welfare and the same people and politicians were responsible for overseeing the wider system. There was still no accountability even in the face of the most serious criminality.

It was in 1971 that Keith Joseph appointed Barbara Kahan as his children’s social work adviser.

When retirement came in 1976 she undertook a year’s training as a mature student at the National Institute for Social Work to prepare for the next stage of her life,

Peter Righton worked with the National Institute for Social Work. As did Tessa Jowell.

and be back in touch with the grass roots. Responsibilities in later years included chairing the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work, 1984-86, and Parents for Children, 1979-87.

So Joan didn’t retire. She just went on to greater responsibilities to ensure that the criminality had no chance of being discovered and that future social workers were trained and supervised by, as well as answerable to Joan and the others who had facilitated criminal wrongdoing.

Joan Cooper was a very private person. For her, social work was a moral activity and she fiercely supported its ethical context in a period of considerable turbulence. She had no time for “fudge” and shallow thinking; she looked realities straight in the eye with a remorseless intellectual approach which was sometimes uncomfortable but always valuable. Personally she was kind and concerned for individuals and friends. It is a fitting bottom line that in 1998, at 84, she put energy and ideas into the celebrations involved in the initiative “50 Years of Child Care 1948-1998”.

1948: kids in care subjected to organised abuse concealed by Gov’t. Dissenters diverted into the psychiatric or criminal justice system.

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1998: kids in care subjected to organised abuse concealed by Gov’t. Dissenters diverted into the psychiatric or criminal justice system.

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Joan Davies Cooper, childcare administrator: born Manchester 12 August 1914; Assistant Director of Education, Derbyshire County Council 1941- 48; Children’s Officer, East Sussex County Council 1948-65; Vice-President, National Children’s Bureau 1964-99; Chief Inspector, Children’s Department, Home Office 1965-71; Director, Social Work Service, DHSS 1971-76; Honorary Research Fellow, Sussex University 1979-99; died Brighton 15 January 1999.

Joan Cooper was Director of Social Work Service, DHSS, 1971-76: while Dafydd and John Allen expanded and expanded their business…

 

Dick Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ show that he is very concerned with how to reach the ‘really poor’, as opposed to Scroungers. Crossman is not only acutely conscious of Scroungers himself, but other people from both the Tory and Labour Parties keep telling him that he mustn’t dish out money to Scroungers. The Scroungers discourse that is a regular feature of Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ is as good as anything that Thatch and Tebbit ever conjured up. The threat of Scroungers is ever present, indeed a Scrounger lurks around every corner.

I was wondering whether the Scrounger of Crossman’s consciousness was perhaps a Long Haired Layabout or a Workman With A Bad Back, which as any fule kno were huge social problems in Britain during the late 1960s and 70s. Imagine my surprise when Crossman described a variety of Scrounger that was an even bigger and well-known problem: an abandoned wife who hasn’t really been abandoned at all, her husband is just nipping next door from time to time to enable the Scrounger to claim Social Security.

Crossman is told by his team – probably the Brains Trust – that this particular type of Scrounger is very difficult to catch out because it would involve spying on them, indeed even sneaking into the Scrounger’s house to catch her in bed with her husband and there could well be complaints if the DHSS began doing that. Crossman doesn’t have a problem with the idea of DHSS folk concealing themselves in the bedrooms of Scroungers, but he does realise that a few other people might. It wasn’t a problem in Apartheid South Africa, Gov’t officials were notorious for doing their Peeping Tom bit in an attempt to catch black people and white people in bed together, Crossman was clearly inspired by that.

On one occasion two young Oxford graduates who work for the DHSS drop into the Houseparty to run a few ideas past Crossman re Scroungers and Crossman muses that they were very impressive. He wishes that there were more graduates working for the DHSS on the front line, but when he told DHSS managers that he’d like those assessing people for Supplementary Benefit to receive an education in social sciences, it was explained that if they were educated they would not be able to carry out their jobs effectively and would start mulling on unnecessary complexities and theoretical problems, whereas their job was to assess people’s need for Supplementary Benefit as quickly as possible and ensure that payments weren’t made to Scroungers.

Some years ago Brown and I carried out an oral history project with older people who grew up in rural north Wales during the 1950s and 60s and one lady whom we interviewed detailed memories of the absolute bastard of the Supplementary Benefit man who used to visit her widowed mother to assess the family. She described him as effectively rifling through the family’s rather sparse and threadbare undies and quibbling over everything that her mum had in the house. He also used to conceal himself in the locality before announcing his presence in an attempt to catch the family spending money like drunken sailors. Not that the family ever extracted much dosh out of Crossman’s official; the kids were given parcels of clothes rather than money with which to buy clothes and the clothes were as foul as possible to ensure that the Scroungers were identified and marginalised at school.

One body campaigning on behalf of Scroungers from whom Crossman found himself subjected to ‘continuous criticism’ was the Child Poverty Action Group. Which ironically was founded by Abel-Smith and Titmuss and starred their LSE colleague and Labour Party adviser Professor Peter Townsend. See previous posts. So there was presumably a bit of infighting within the Brains Trust.

For all Richard Crossman’s mulling over Scroungers, the reality of the largesse of the welfare system did now and then clobber him. Crossman watched a BBC 2 programme on the NHS. It was the sort of PR vehicle for the NHS that the BBC excels in screening and Crossman was delighted to see film footage of the elderly being put to bed by caring Angels. Crossman commented that the BBC 2 programme made the hospital look wonderful, but noted in his diary that he knew what that place and others were really like and they were so grim that he was grateful that as a man of considerable means he would not end up in one himself.

On Sep 20 1968, Crossman goes on an official tour of inspection of Oxford. His first stop is at the Social Security Office, where he is told that the effect of Oxford University has been to ‘increase drug addiction’ and that ‘it is brought in by the women who come down from the north to consort with these young men…they lead a strange life, if they marry a student and can’t get a wife’s allowance from their own local authority, they come to us for Supplementary Benefit and for their children as well’. Crossman remarked ‘that Oxford has changed a good deal since I was a Councillor [Crossman was the Leader of the Labour Group on Oxford City Council, 1934-40].

Indeed, Oxford went from this:

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It was all the fault of the hordes of drug addicted northern women who stormed the Oxford Union seeking a Ted Heath as a Mate. Ann Widdecombe was probably one of them.

After hearing how the neighbourhood had gone downhill, Crossman went on to Littlemore, an asylum: ‘I went there once when I was a Councillor…a Dickensian nightmare of huge great shadowy halls, with about 150 people in each. As you come in they crowded around you, women with their grey hair in disorder and long nails… It was a kind of nightmare madhouse’. Someone should have explained to this member of the security services that he too would look like that if Dafydd had kept him in a dungeon. When I went to Denbigh everyone crowded around me. It wasn’t because they were nutters, it was because I was the first new face that they’d seen for ages and they were being grossly abused so they asked the new face to help them.

When Crossman got to Littlemore, he was delighted to see that the halls had been painted and that there were curtains up now and the Angels told him that the padded cells had disappeared. They didn’t tell him that they had been renamed seclusion rooms. Crossman continues: ‘this revolution has been carried out in the last 12 years by a European Jew called Dr Mandelbrote. One finds these adventurous things in modern medicine and it strikes me how reckless doctors are allowed to be and what enormous risks they are allowed to take.’ Including the friend of so many of Crossman’s inner circle :

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Crossman walked around Littlemore with the Chairman of the Regional Health Board, ‘the great Dame Isabel’. He was told that what Mandelbrote had done at Littlemore ‘had already produced intense opposition from most of the doctors’.

Later on in the day, Crossman visited the geriatric hospital at Cowley, ‘which had been attacked so savagely in Mrs Robb’s book ‘Sans Everything’…met another tremendously energetic dynamic Central European doctor…’ Crossman explains that this Top Doc’s philosophy was to keep the old folk out of bed and moving; ‘he has stimulated the nurses to shove the old people and only let the acute cases stay in bed. Everybody must be outside’. Crossman notes that this approach ‘requires much higher quality staff than most of these huge old geriatric hospitals possess. If you take second rate nurses and encourage them to push the old people around there will be slappings and cruelties as well and some of this had apparently happened here… the woman who is in charge of the staff problems…told me that the staff in both these hospitals hate the doctors because they make the work infinitely more difficult…it’s much easier to have old people dying in bed. Is it ever possible to get staff capable of carrying out the new ideas, the revolution in geriatric care? That’s what was worrying me as I left.’

Readers might remember from my post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ that ‘Cowley’ was the long-stay institution in which Dame Rosemary Rue secured a job when she was a junior doctor after having been mistreated and hampered by her senior colleagues. Rosemary Rue discovered something so grim among the practices at this hospital, located in an area of organised abuse which was concealed by the local psychiatrists, that Rosemary’s career took an upward trajectory from then on, with Rosemary eventually ending up as Regional Director of the NHS covering the Oxfordshire region and of course a Dame.

Members of Crossman’s Brains Trust were personally known to Dafydd and they all knew, including Crossman, just how bad things were at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. Much worse than at Cowley Road and Littlemore…

Barbara Robb’s famous book ‘Sans Everything’ detailed the appalling conditions in which elderly patients were living in long-stay institutions, with reference to Cowley Road Hospital. See previous posts. Barbara Robb is viewed as a hero these days, one of the original whistleblowers, but she received a lot of flak at the time (as did the man who blew the whistle on the Ely Hospital Scandal in the late 1960s). Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson wrote a White Paper attempting to defend the horrors that Barbara Robb had witnessed at Cowley Road and Crossman, while telling everyone that Barbara Robb was exaggerating and that of course things were not as bad as she alleged, concealed abuse in such institutions. It was why the North Wales Hospital Denbigh was never the subject of a Public Inquiry, although it was known to be worse than Ely. It was so bad that no-one dared investigate.

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It was for her work on the Oxford Regional Hospital Board (1963- 72) and also for her chairmanship of the National Nursing Staff Committee (1967-75) that Isabel Graham Bryce was, in 1968, appointed DBE. In her long working life, she set herself goals which were beyond mere personal ambition: she took an intense and genuine interest in the welfare of others, high and low, and she applied a systematic approach – derived, no doubt, from her early scientific training – to achieve what she saw as right and fitting.

She was born in 1902, the fourth of five children, in Belfast, where her father, James Lorrain Smith, was a professor of pathology. She was only two years old when the family moved – first to Manchester and then to Edinburgh, where her father became Dean of the Medical Faculty. Her father’s chairmanship of the English Association meant that his family met many of the writers of the day – Yeats and Masefield for instance – when they came to lecture and to read.

Her mother was much involved in good works; she set the example of community work which her four daughters followed. However, when Isabel went to her first job after graduating MA from Edinburgh University, she followed in the footsteps of her father, who had been on a Home Office committee investigating humidity and ventilation in cotton weaving sheds: her project was to study the effects of humidity in shoe factories in Leicester.
 She took a year off to do psychological research in Cambridge under Sir Frederick Bartlett, and in 1928 became a factory inspector – an unusual job for a woman in those days – and went to work first in London then in Manchester. In later years she would recall the lip-reading skills of the cotton spinners and how the inspectors had to be careful of what they said, even in the deafening noise of the factories.

At the end of the war she returned to Manchester, a member of the National Council of Women and of the Federation of University Women, but also on the board of the Manchester Children’s Hospital on which she had served briefly before going to Canada. She led a team investigating the work of nurses at the Children’s Hospital, with the result that when the National Association of Hospital Management Committees was formed she was a Manchester representative and later a member of the General Nursing Council. Parallel with this she was a magistrate on the senior and juvenile courts.

 

Something different, but not out of character, was her five years with the new Independent Television Authority. Her concern for people and feel for efficiency together with her lively awareness of current affairs led to her working with great enthusiasm with such a group, planning and monitoring programmes and getting the feedback of public reaction.

 Concurrently, and having moved in the meantime to Berkshire, she became in 1963 Chairman of the Oxford Regional Hospital Board. The region was a large one, embracing not only Oxfordshire but also Buckinghamshire, west Berkshire, parts of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire; it included Grendon Underwood and Stoke Mandeville. Her nine years in the position – three periods of office – were the high point of her career: she used all her abilities, drive and, above all, her efficient handling of committees and government officials (including nine ministers), to make this large region an outstanding one.

During a complete reorganisation of the NHS, she chaired the National Staff Committee co-ordinating personnel changes through to 1975. She held no more official positions after 1978 but continued to be involved in voluntary organisations such as the League of Friends of the Radcliffe Infirmary, the Zonta International Women’s Organisation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association…

Isabel Lorrain Smith, public servant: born Belfast 30 April 1902; Investigator, Industrial Fatigue Research Board 1926-27; HM Inspector of Factories 1928- 34; Centre Organiser, WVS, Manchester 1938-39; Director of Organisation, Ontario Division, Canadian WVS 1941-42; Technical Adviser, American WVS 1942-43; Research Fellow, Fatigue Laboratory, Harvard University 1943- 44; Vice-President, Princess Christian College, Manchester 1953-97; Chairman, Oxford Regional Hospital Board 1963-72; Chairman, National Nursing Staff Committee 1967-75; DBE 1968; Chairman, National Staff Committee 1969-75; director, British Transport Hotels 1962-79, consultant 1979-81; married 1934 Alexander Graham Bryce (died 1968; two sons); died Oxford 29 April 1997.

 

One of Dame Isabel’s colleagues was Dr J.O.F. (John Owen Fisher) Davies. From 1949-67, JOF Davies was Senior Administrative Medical Officer to the Oxford Regional Hospital Board. From 1961-63, JOF was seconded to the Ministry of Health as Senior Principal Medical Officer. JOF’s obituary in the BMJ states that it was JOF and his colleague John Ravens who ensured that Enoch Powell’s 1961 Hospital Plan was ‘made possible’ by implementing it in their own regions. Enoch Powell’s 1961 Hospital Plan was written by Powell after he visited the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and was so horrified at what he saw that he told the reception committee that he would not allow them to do this to people, returned to London and wrote the Hospital Plan which included closing every asylum in Britain. But, as previous posts have explained, Powell didn’t do that. Someone leaned on him, he completely dropped the subject of closing the asylums and the Hospital Plan was rewritten as the Hospital Programme, which included Powell’s original plans to build a lot of new hospitals but dropped the plans to close the asylums. So JOF’s BMJ obituary – published in March 1978 – involved a sleight of hand. JOF seemed to have been instead one of the people who threw a spanner in the works of the Hospital Plan. JOF would have had a very good reason to do that; JOF was a mate of Gwynne the lobotomist!

Like Gwynne, JOF qualified at the Middlesex Hospital, in JOF’s case in 1931. Pretty much at the same time as Gwynne. JOF was Deputy Medical Officer of Health to the Borough of Willesden and Principal Assistant Medical Officer to Middlesex County Council.He was later Deputy Senior Administrative Medical Officer to the North West Metropolitan Regional Board and then in 1949, JOF took up the senior role with Oxford Regional Hospital Board.

JOF would have known Sir Charles Evans as well, Principal of UCNW for the best part of 30 years until 1984, while Dafydd and the gang were given complete freedom within the institution. Sir Charles was not only a 1953 Everest Hero but he was a neurosurgeon who had trained at and then worked in Oxford. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’

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So Gwynne’s mate had domain over the Region which covered the Dreaming Spires! Gwynne’s mate was the senior administrative Top Doctor who was responsible for the bins which contained the witnesses to the crimes of those in the Dreaming Spires! No wonder Dame Rosemary Rue did so well for herself after taking a look into the sewer.

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It gets better. Gwynne’s mate did a few other things as well. When the Council for the Professions Supplementary to Medicine was formed in 1961, JOF was one of the members.In 1967 JOF became Secretary of the Central Committee on Postgraduate Medical Education and in 1970, when the Council for Postgraduate Medical Education was formed, he became the first Secretary.

In 1965, the year after Dafydd was appointed as a consultant to the North Wales Hospital, JOF was given a CBE and was appointed honorary physician to Lilibet.

Lilibet: patients who complained of being sexually assaulted were lobotomised. Children were gang-raped and forced to have sex with animals while they were filmed. Witnesses were murdered. Your honorary personal physician was mates with the people who were doing it. As was Geoffrey Chamberlain, who was also a pal of Sir George Pinker, another Top Doc to the Royals. When Chamberlain worked in Washington in the mid-1960s, he illegally aborted late gestation foetuses, conducted live experiments on them and then killed them. See post ‘Now Then…’

I’ll wait for a comment from you on my blog Lilibet. My friend was murdered because I discussed that vile old Gwynne with her. Never mind making mealy-mouthed statements that can be interpreted as support for Europe, you need to fucking well abdicate and forget about any member of your dysfunctional family taking over from you. Backstairs Billy and his penchant for young boys is nothing compared to this.

The gang-rapes and murders were recorded by the security services. They were never made public because the trail lead to the Royal Family. The sex offences and murders continued.

 

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On July 18 1968 Richard Crossman noted that Labour had held on in the Caerphilly by-election but with a hugely reduced majority. He discussed the matter with Emrys Jones. John Emrys Jones was the Secretary and organiser of the Labour Party in Wales. The Dictionary of Welsh Biography tells us that:

He was born on 12 March 1914, the son of William and Elizabeth Susan Jones. They lived at 5 Harris Terrace, Penrhiwceiber in the Cynon Valley. He was educated at a secondary school at Mountain Ash, but left school at fourteen years of age. He worked as a shop assistant, 1928—29, a railwayman, 1929—33, for the Rootes motor factory, 1933—36, and as a railwayman again, 1936—49. He joined the National Union of Railwaymen aged sixteen, arranged his first political meeting when he was 17 and three years later had been elected chairman of the Aberdare branch of the NUR.
The NUR was a powerful union in parts of south Wales and the backing of the NUR could take one a long way if one was not in an area where the NUM dominated. See previous posts.
Like so many of his generation, he studied quietly at home and contributed regularly to the NUR Magazine. He began to organise political meetings at the age of eighteen and he was particularly moved by the sight of miners in the dole queue in the Cynon Valley in the 1930s; this was to become a major influence on his thinking and political outlook. In 1942 he left his post at Aberaman station to move to Cardiff where he held a number of positions under the NUR and was elected a member of Cardiff City Council – the youngest member of the council at the time.
There have been problems with endemic corruption in Cardiff City Council in its various incarnations stretching back to the middle years of the 20th century at least. Some Cardiff City Councillors eg. Lord Jack Brooks (see previous posts) became incredibly powerful and the city was run as a fiefdom. Allegations of Masonic corruption were a running theme and George Thomas’s name cropped up in many rotten deals between business and the local authority.

Emrys Jones was the first full-time, salaried regional organiser for the Labour Party in the south-west, 1949-60, the West Midlands, 1960-65, and for the Labour Party Wales from 1965 until his retirement in 1979. He was a regular at the ‘Welsh night’ at the Labour Party annual conferences and built up a close relationship with Jim Griffiths MP who was to become the first Secretary of State for Wales in 1964. During these years he was also secretary of the South Wales region of the Labour Party.

Emrys Jones was busy in the Labour Party in Wales while Dafydd and the gang expanded their empire and literally ran north Wales and while George Thomas and others molested away unhampered. Previous posts have discussed how the Welsh Office was rotten from its establishment, Jim Griffiths being the safe pair of hands whom could be relied upon to get it off to a thoroughly corrupt start. See eg. post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’.

He built skilfully on the efforts of the regional secretaries who had preceded him, notably Cliff Prothero. Emrys Jones was a notably dedicated and skilful organiser who made a major contribution to help the Labour Party to repel the challenge of nationalism in the valleys of south Wales, notably at the by-elections at Rhondda West (1967), Caerphilly (1968) and Merthyr Tydfil (1972).

Those presenting that ‘challenge’ included people such as Ioan Bowen Rees and Dafydd Wigley, who colluded with and concealed the criminality of Dafydd’s gang and who knew that the gang was supplying kids to Westminster figures, including George Thomas…

There were also severe internal difficulties within the local Labour Parties in Merthyr Tydfil and Pembrokeshire. He set up a series of working groups to examine pressing issues and to re-define and formulate new policies. He also took steps to ensure that the new position of research assistant was established at Transport House in Cardiff so that the party in Wales would not have to rely entirely on its London headquarters. He also helped to formulate his party’s policies on devolution and the Welsh language.

Devolution and the Welsh language were enormously divisive issues in the Labour Party in Wales. George Thomas and others were opposed to devolution and hostile to the Welsh language, whereas people Like Lord Cledwyn were desperate for a Welsh Parliament and were first language Welsh speakers. See previous posts. The Windbag was one of those who opposed devolution and was unsympathetic to Welsh, which is why so many people in Gwynedd loathed the Windbag. The irony is that Lord Cledwyn was a big wig who was a personal friend of Lady Windbag’s mum and dad and was the man who attached a jet engine to the Windbag’s early years in politics. So naturally when Lord Cledwyn was thrown overboard in 1979 after all those years as the Labour MP for Anglesey (see previous posts), loyally colluding with Dafydd’s criminality, the Windbag didn’t give a bugger.

He saw the case for a measure of devolution as part of the reform of local government and advocated an all-Wales tier of government controlled by about forty nominated bodies. This model, he argued, could be a precedent for Scotland and the historical provinces of England. Indeed in 1974 he was sent to Scotland by Labour Party leaders to outline the thrust of the devolution policies which were being developed in Wales. Jones was conspicuously even-handed in the struggle within the Labour Party in Wales between the pro—-and the anti-devolutionists. In his heart of hearts, he cherished a hope that Wales would eventually benefit immensely from a democratically elected assembly sitting at Cardiff.

Wales eventually got one of those. I was daft enough to vote for it as well because I was sick of Wales being shafted by Westminster. I didn’t realise that the Welsh Assembly would just be seen as an employment opportunity for Dafydd’s mates. As far as I can see, the only three people in the Welsh Assembly who have conducted themselves properly with regard to admitting that there are major problems in the NHS in north Wales are Darren Millar, Mark Isherwood and Dafydd El. Two Tories and a peer. What has Uncle Harry’s nephew got to say about that?

From the early 1970s he was a warm supporter of the need to set up a Welsh language television channel, and he established a group to explore how this could best be achieved.

This was only achieved by a delegation of ‘three wise men’ paying a visit to Willie Whitelaw and telling him that they wanted S4C and that Thatch had better give it to them or else. The three wise men were Gwilym Williams (the Bishop of Bangor and Archbishop of Wales), Alwyn Roberts of UCNW and another paedophiles’ friend. The bargaining tool was Dafydd and the gang, including Sir Peter Morrison. See post ‘A Bit More Paleontology’.

He also pressed for the award of adequate compensation to the disabled quarrymen of north Wales who had suffered from disease caused by rock-dust and their dependants,

Politicians who doubled up as paedophiles’ friends made much of their support for those quarrymen. Look at the detail: every deal thrashed out for the quarrymen was woefully inadequate and somehow did not result in adequate compensation being paid, it was always ‘for the future’. Most of them died until in the early 1990s Dafydd Wigley began to Fight For the Quarrymen. Wigley received much good PR but the quarrymen still didn’t get the dosh. I had a bird’s eye view of it all because I used to live in Rachub near Bethesda, a village full of retired quarrymen, many of whom were badly clobbered by silicosis. Not only did the quarrymen have to live with that, but all the elderly in the area had to endure the corruption and shite ‘services’ provided by Gwynedd County Council, the Chief Exec of which was Ioan Bowen Rees, who was far too busy facilitating the paedophile gang within his Dept of Social Services to provide ‘services’ for anyone, even dying quarrymen. Ioan Bowen Rees was a member of Plaid, had stood for election to the Commons in Merthy Tydfil back in the 1970s and was an adviser to a local MP, one Dafydd Wigley. See eg. post ‘I Know Nuzzing’.

and for the aberrations which remained following the passage of the Leasehold Reform Act of 1967.

In the general election of July 1945 Jones had served as the political agent for George Thomas and had helped to ensure that the party made seven gains in that watershed general election.

That explains EVERYTHING. When Emrys Evans got a mention in Crossman’s ‘Diaries’, George Thomas was Secretary of State for Wales.

He also served as the chairman of the Cardiff North Divisional Labour Party. His hobbies were reading and writing. He married in 1935 Stella, the daughter of T. Davies, a newsagent at Cardiff Road, Aberaman, Aberdare, and they had one daughter Maureen. The family lived at 4 Glancynon Terrace, Aberaman from 1936 until 1942. During his period of service to the Labour Party in Wales, he lived at Caerphilly, and on his retirement moved to Hanham in Bristol, an area which he knew very well since he had served there for the Labour Party in the 1950s.

Bristol… the city where the Top Docs included Dr D.G.E. Wood’s father and his mates. Wood was mates with Tony Francis -as well as Dafydd – and Tony Francis and the Windbag knew each other from their days as students in Cardiff.

On his retirement in 1979 he was awarded a CBE.

The year that Mary Wynch was unlawfully arrested and imprisoned by Dafydd. There was also that little local difficulty with Jeremy Thorpe being up at the Old Bailey. The Jeremy of the Lib Lab pact, the Jeremy who was friends with the descendants of David Lloyd-George, who’s family still retained enormous influence in north Wales and knew many of the local lawyers, members of the judiciary and politicians. Including Sir Ronnie Waterhouse, who’s dad had been a leading Welsh Liberal who had personally known Lloyd George.

He was succeeded by Hubert Morgan as organiser to Labour Party Wales. He died on 24 December 1991 at his home in Bristol.

Emrys Jones possessed a calm personality and he was not given to displays of great emotion. He was unfailingly supportive and sincere, with a deep sense of commitment. He was also very self-effacing, sometimes to the point of diffidence.

When I first knew Tony Francis he told me that I was so self-effacing that he was finding me very difficult to cope with. That was his final conclusion in the spring of 1985. Until I requested copies of my medical records, told him that I would not be withdrawing my complaint against Gwynne the lobotomist and also challenged Francis on a whopper of a lie that he had told me. Within the course of 24 hours I was no longer so self-effacing that I was impossible, I was a dangerous, aggressive Patient who presented a considerable threat to him and all other Top Docs, so much so that no complaints of mine should be responded to and that the police should be called to arrest me if I arrived on NHS premises again. Not that I knew that Francis had written all this down and sent it to other senior figures in the NHS, as well as in the BMA and the MDU. From that day on I was a ‘dangerous personality disordered patient who needed a place in a secure unit’. My how things had changed from 24 hours previously when I was a self-effacing graduate with a place on a medicine degree myself… At Cardiff unfortunately, which I now know is why WW III was declared…

It frightened them nearly as much as me registering for a PhD at Bangor University many years later. ‘Don’t listen to her anyone, she’s mad!’

He presided calmly and effectively over meetings, helping to ensure that his party always took the right decision. Unlike Cliff Prothero, he was no natural power-broker. Thus his immense contribution to perpetuating the dominance of the Labour Party in Wales was not always appreciated. But in 1979 he left the Labour Party in Wales in a relatively healthy state to face the challenge of the future.

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It is unfortunate that (unlike Cliff Prothero) Emrys Jones never wrote a volume of reminiscences which would have been an important source for the historian of the Labour movement in twentieth-century Wales.

He didn’t dare.

This tribute to Emrys was written by ‘Dr John Graham Jones, Aberystwyth’.

The lucky winner of the Caerphilly by-election being discussed by Emrys and Crossman was Fred Evans. Alfred Thomas “Fred” Evans (24 February 1914 – 13 April 1987) was MP for Caerphilly, 1968-79, after which he retired. In the year of Mary Wynch, Jeremy and Norman etc.

Evans was born into a miner’s family in 1914. He was educated at primary and grammar schools at Bargoed and went on to study at what became Cardiff University. He married Mary Katharine O’Marah in 1939 and they had a son and two daughters.

Evans was Head of the English Dept at Bargoed Grammar School (1937-1949), Headmaster of Bedlinog Secondary School (1949-1966) and Headmaster of Lewis Grammar School in Pengam (1966-1968).

Teaching, like preaching, was treated with a great deal of respect in Wales when Evans was a teacher. George Thomas was both a teacher and a preacher, so he was a real vote-puller. Thomas was also involved in the NUT and knew many other teachers, some of whom did know that he was abusing kids. George Thomas taught Dafydd’s pal Dr Dannie Abse, who as an adult joined his brothers Leo and Wilfred in facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Dannie’s autobiography supplies a detailed account of his schooling in south Wales and there were teachers who very obviously were doing things that they should not have been doing, although that phenomenon was certainly not confined to Wales. Previous posts have mentioned a number of people who went to Lewis School in Pengam who later became public figures and colluded with Dafydd et al. As did many politicians who had previously been teachers, some of whom were NUT reps eg. Lord Barry Jones. See previous posts.

Evans was agent to Ness Edwards, a Labour Party big wig from a previous era who served as the MP for Caerphilly. Ness Edwards’s daughter Lin Golding was the Labour MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, 1986-2001. She was married to John Golding preceded her as the MP. John and Lin Golding concealed organised abuse in Staffordshire, the extent of which when it became public in the late 1980s in the form of the Pindown Scandal, was concealed by Barbara Kahan, who co-chaired the subsequent Inquiry. See previous posts. Evans served as a Councillor on Gelligaer Urban District Council, 1948-1951. Evans died in 1987 aged 73.

Evans was succeeded as the Labour MP for Caerphilly by Ednyfed Hudson Davies, a Balliol graduate who was a media friendly politician and rather flash with friends who were theatricals and celebs. Davies had been the MP for Conway, 1966-70. I have blogged about Ednyfed previously and discussed how he was one of Dafydd’s umbrellas. I’ve been wondering for ages why he defected to Caerphilly, because there is a fairly big divide between north and south Wales and a very tight nepotistic south Wales Labour mafia. It’s obvious to me now that I know that Evans was a close pal of George Thomas AND ‘retired’ in 1979. Paedophiles In Distress, Paedophiles In Distress, a Safe Pair Of Hands is needed in Caerphilly. Particularly a flash git who’s mates with the stars and a source of good PR.

The long-standing tradition of swingers and their friends representing Caerphilly was continued after Ednyfed, with Ron ‘I was looking for badgers’ Davies’s election in 1983. See previous posts…

On July 24 1968, Richard Crossman noted in his diary that he held a meeting of the Supplementary Benefits Commission. Attending were the Deputy Chair of the SBC, Richard Titmuss; Kay Carmichael, ‘the wife of Neil Carmichael’; and Professor David Marsh ‘with a professional welfare officer and a professional from Prison Aid’. So David Marsh turned up to the Houseparty with someone who will have known Lord Longford in tow. Lord Longford’s decades of prison visiting enabled him to discover exactly who the witnesses to serious crime were and who they could name; his public image as a naive old nutter who was duped by murdering psychopaths was a most useful smokescreen. Longford personally met numerous witnesses to the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the associated gangs. He knew about Dafydd et al, what was happening in north Wales and he knew about Jimmy Savile. Longford and his extended family, including Harriet Harman, concealed everything. See post ‘Comedies of Menace’.

Neil Carmichael was of course Kay Carmichael’s first husband, who colluded with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, before she moved onto her second husband, David Donnison, who also colluded with the Westminster Paedophile Ring in his radical Bottom Up way. Neil Carmichael died in July 2001.

Neil George Carmichael, Baron Carmichael of Kelvingrove (10 October 1921 – 19 July 2001), was the Labour MP for a Glasgow constituency, 1962-83. Carmichael was the son of James Carmichael MP and the grandson of George Carmichael, a founder member of the ILP. Dafydd’s mate Professor Jerry Morris was also descended from original ILP members… See post ‘Houseparty’.

Neil Carmichael was educated at Eastbank Academy in Shettleston and the Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow. In WW II, he was a conscientious objector. Carmichael was an engineer and a Councillor on Glasgow Town Council.

Carmichael served in Harold Wilson’s Gov’ts. In 1980 Carmichael introduced a private member’s bill to make seat belts compulsory, but it was “talked out” during the report stage. Readers of my vintage will remember that, as the Awkward Squad contingent among the Great British Public rebelled against the notion of compulsory wearing of seat belts – the Motorcycle Action Group held a similarly high spirited campaign against compulsory crash helmets, the hero of the movement being an old bloke called Fred Hill who was jailed numerous times for refusing to wear his helmet (or ‘lid’ in bikers’ parlance) – Jimmy Savile was wheeled out to patronise us all. One of Savile’s TV shows was called ‘Clunk Click’ after the slogan for idiots that was spouted in Savile’s ‘public education’ campaign. In 2016 ‘The Guardian’ reported that the “clunk click for every trip” public information films presented by Jimmy Savile during the 1970s had been removed from the National Archives ‘as official bodies seek to erase from history records of Britain’s most notorious child abuser’. The Lord Law-Haw bit didn’t make Savile’s crimes retrospectively not happen.

Jimmy Savile

 

In 1983, Carmichael’s constituency was abolished and merged with Glasgow Hillhead, which had been won in a by-election by Woy Jenkins for the SDP. The two incumbent MPs fought each other, with Woy winning. My post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’ discusses how the Gang of Four targeted seats that were particularly sensitive with regard to matters involving the Westminster Paedophile Ring when they stood for election in their new SDP colours after leaving the Labour Party. Woy targeted Hillhead, which had previously hosted Sir Thomas Galbraith, 1948-82, who had been involved in the gay spies in the Admiralty scandal as a young man and also had the dirt on the shenanigans in High Places re Lord Mountbatten swinging in the Navy when he was First Sea Lord. See post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’. Sir Thomas was known as Tam.

Another Tam was Tam Dalyell, the eccentric Labour MP who wrote numerous obituaries of his Parliamentary colleagues and who became well-known in his later career for spending years trying to nail Thatch over the sinking of the Belgrano. He could have nailed her over Sir Peter Morrison and Jimmy Savile far more easily, but Tam didn’t dare because he was a big mate of Richard Crossman – as is clear from Crossman’s ‘Diaries’, which detail many of the dirty tricks that Tam was employing to conceal crap, smear his opponents etc – and Tam knew all about the Westminster Swingers In The DHSS and Crossman’s Houseparties. See previous posts for further details on Dalyell.

Tam Dalyell’s official name was Sir Thomas Dalyell of The Binns, 11th Baronet.

As for Woy, he receives plenty of mentions in Crossman’s ‘Diaries’. When Crossman was running the DHSS, Woy was Chancellor of the Exchequer and quibbled about the loose change being allocated to the Scroungers via the Supplementary Benefit system but cheerfully OK’d huge sums of money to commission the many mates of Abel-Smith and Titmuss ,who were not of course armchair socialists, to conduct research and publish material that resulted in them bagging cushy numbers at the LSE and other universities but did nothing to improve the lot of The Poor. Woy was also always happy to foot the bill for Harold and Woy’s pet projects.

Woy of course grew up in south Wales, the indulged son of two parents who were a cut above their neighbours and he was directly involved in concealing the criminality of Dafydd et al when Woy served as Home Secretary, 1965-67 and 1974-76. Woy was a Westminster Swinger himself. He admitted to swinging with adults and took the view that this wasn’t anything to do with anyone else; the problem wasn’t that, it was what Woy knew was happening to children and adults at the hands of the criminal gangs… Woy spent years in the Lords with dining facilities, he also dropped in at the European Commission as President, 1977-81 and served as Chancellor of Oxford University, 1987-2003, while that institution gave Chairs to the likes of Tom Burns and Mark Williams who had colluded with Dafydd et al. Woy doubled up as Miranda’s mentor. Throughout it all, Woy worked hard to make damn sure that the truth about the Westminster Paedophile Ring never emerged. See previous posts…

 

Neil Carmichael was awarded a life peerage in 1983, just as Mary Wynch made her way to the Master of the Rolls and Nice Young Doctors arrived in Gwynedd to reassure everyone that Things Had Changed. Two of the Nice Young Doctors were Tony and Sadie Francis and a third was Dr Lyndon Miles who joined Gwynne and D.G.E. Wood, the people traffickers, in the Student Health Centre at UCNW. During Carmichael’s time in the Lords he became Labour’s spokesman on transport and Scotland. Carmichael’s Ministerial positions in the Commons were:

  • Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport (1967–1969)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Technology (1969–1970)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Environment (1974–1975)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Industry (1975–1976)

Carmichael died in July 2001, the year following the publication of the Waterhouse Report and his Torygraph obituary read thus:

Carmichael and his local party were flabbergasted by the result. Boundary changes had merged Carmichael’s Kelvingrove constituency with more middle-class Hillhead, but it still seemed inconceivable to the Labour faithful that so conspicuous a southerner as Jenkins could retain the Clydeside seat he had narrowly won at a by-election the year before.

No wonder Carmichael was given a peerage to shut him up after that… I wonder why those boundary changes had taken place, who decided that would be a good idea and when?

But the Alliance fought a brilliant campaign, increasing their national share of the vote to 25 per cent – two points behind Labour – although that gave them just six MPs, including Jenkins. His majority was reduced from 2,038 to 1,164, but he had seen off Carmichael’s challenge. His victory tasted all the sweeter for having been achieved at the expense of a man with his roots deep in the kind of far-Left socialism that the SDP was bent on destroying.

Neil George Carmichael was born in Glasgow on October 10 1921. His grandfather was a founder of the old Independent Labour Party (ILP), while his father, James, was right-hand man to the Glasgow Bridgeton MP Jimmy Maxton; he inherited Maxton’s seat in 1946 and soon afterwards left the ILP for the Labour Party. Neil’s sister was also steeped in politics, being married to the Provan MP Hugh Brown.

Two more potential guests for the Houseparties.

Neil was educated at Eastbank Academy and then at the Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow. His first job was with a building contractor which specialised in road construction, and later he worked as an engineer for the planning department of the Scottish Gas Board. He established himself as a formidable trade unionist and became a Glasgow City councillor before winning Woodside at a by-election in 1962.

The vacancy had been caused by the promotion of the sitting MP, the Conservative William Grant, from Solicitor-General for Scotland to Lord Justice Clerk. His majority of 2,084 was overturned by Carmichael by a thousand votes as the electorate registered a protest against rising unemployment. On the day of the contest, which was held in a pea-soup fog that kept the poll down to 55 per cent, it was announced that the number out of work in Scotland had passed 100,000.

At Westminster, Carmichael made a reputation as a moderate Left-winger, but at heart he was still in the radical ILP tradition – a pacifist and believer in nuclear disarmament with a distinct touch of republicanism. Carmichael once advocated turning most of the royal palaces into hospitals or schools, although he had little time for the unrestrained excesses of the far Left.

Carmichael’s appearance and voice gave a misleading impression of aggression. His broken nose made him look like a retired prizefighter, while his broad Glaswegian accent could have come from the city’s back streets. This, combined with an inarticulateness surprising in one from a family of public speakers, often made it hard for his fellow MPs to understand what he was saying. Even Scottish journalists in the press gallery sometimes had difficulty in deciphering his words.

In reality, Carmichael was a genial and modest man, and a dedicated constituency MP. From 1967 until 1970, he also served as a junior minister in Harold Wilson’s government, working with Frank Cousins and then Tony Benn at Technology, and at Transport – a particular interest of his – with Barbara Castle. When Labour was re-elected in 1974, he became Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Environment before moving to the Department of Industry the next year.

On the back benches he was always ready for committee work and made a point of sponsoring Private Members Bills on matters that caught his interest.

One notable achievement was to win a majority for making the wearing of car seat belts compulsory. He faced bitter opposition, particularly from Right-wing Conservatives who condemned it as a totalitarian interference with the citizen’s freedom.

All anyone needed to have done was spill the beans on Savile and it would all have imploded…

In 1977, he secured an important reform of Scottish law with the Presumption of Death Bill, which enabled the courts to assume the death of a person not known to have been alive for the previous seven years.

During the 1970s and 80s, numerous ‘runaways’ from children’s homes disappeared into that category. They had been forced into prostitution and some of them had undoubtedly been murdered. These were kids of 14 and 15; the Social Services Depts would make one cursory report to the police regarding their ‘absconding’ and no-one even bothered to look for them. Empowered Service Users were also allowed to die very publicly in full public view without anyone lifting a finger. I know some of those who did.

Carmichael also campaigned against the use of the tawse (or strap) in Scottish state schools. He claimed that some Glasgow schools were using it 20 times a day “in an attempt to belt knowledge into the less able child”.

That was true, but the elephant in the room was that many of the same kids were being exploited and abused in another way that Carmichael never mentioned…

He was created a life peer, as Baron Carmichael of Kelvingrove, in 1983, when he left the Commons after losing his seat. From 1987 until 1997 he was a front bench spokesman in the Lords on Transport and Scottish affairs. Away from politics, he enjoyed the theatre and supporting Celtic football club.

He married, in 1948, Kay Rankin, later a prominent social worker. The marriage was dissolved and he is survived by a daughter.

Andrew Roth wrote Carmichael’s obituary for ‘The Guardian’:

A month later, Carmichael duly won the seat by 1,368 votes. His maiden speech created a sensation in the Commons press gallery because most of us had to ask Scottish colleagues for a translation of his dialect. His credentials for being in the house were impeccable. His grandfather had been a founder-member of the Independent Labour Party (ILP), while his father, James Carmichael, was a Red Clydesider, representing Glasgow-Bridgeton, first for the ILP, then for Labour. But having an MP for a father did not fix Neil’s future.

Neil simply maxed out on it when he decided to follow in his dad’s footsteps.

…he studied civil engineering at the city’s Royal College of Science and Technology. He worked, first, for various road-building contractors, then for the engineering department of the Scottish Gas Board. In 1948, he married Kay Rankin, a bright and lovely Glasgow University graduate, who became a social worker, lecturer and deputy chairman of the Supplementary Benefits Commission.

And a female accessory to the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

His own political life began in the ILP but, in 1947 – with many other ILPers, including Fenner Brockway – he switched to Labour. Months before becoming an MP, he won a seat on Glasgow city council.

His main priority was how to improve life for his local slum-dwellers.

He didn’t and neither did his wife or her friends and colleagues.

In Woodside, reported the Observer’s Neal Ascherson in the October 1964 election, “I listened to Carmichael talking on the text of the 1915 rent strike, and then – before an audience of 12 – choking with unexpected tears as he began to describe pensions”.

Jimmy Savile

 

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

In parliament, Carmichael joined the “part-loyal” left, on whom Harold Wilson, Labour leader since Gaitskell’s death in 1963, could spasmodically rely. Still a member of CND, he marched in their Easter parade in 1965, and worried about radioactive leakages from the Polaris base planned for Faslane. By 1966, he was parliamentary private secretary to the technology minister Frank Cousins, and, with him, opposed Wilson’s prices and incomes bill – though, out of loyalty, did not vote against it.

In 1967, Wilson made him parliamentary secretary for transport, under Barbara Castle. Two years later, he became Tony Benn’s parliamentary secretary at the Ministry of Technology, where one of his last actions was to fend off the demands of unemployed workers from Derry that the government should sponsor factories to give them jobs.

Always on the side of The Poor! Kay probably offered them Counselling and Therapy instead and a Referral To A Top Doc for those who couldn’t settle down quietly into a life of poverty and destitution. Or if young, into a life of coerced sex work.

Carmichael was also one of the ministers who, in November 1968, had serious reservations about Harold Wilson’s attempted compromise with Rhodesia’s white-supremacist Ian Smith, and about the government’s dealings with South Africa.

So would I have had, but the awful thing was that some of the leading lights in the Anti-Apartheid Movement were mates of Dafydd and the gang as well. eg. Lord David Ennals and Professor Mervyn Susser. See previous posts.

During Edward Heath’s period as Conservative prime minister, he served as a Scottish spokesman for Labour, fighting fiercely against Tory plans to axe Upper Clyde Shipbuilders.

He just needed to have mentioned that Sir Brian Warren, Heath’s friend and personal Top Doc, was, along with Sir Brian’s wife and friends facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring (see previous posts, including ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’) and that would have been the end of Heath. But then Neil Carmichael’s bright and lovely Kay was working with them on that particular project, so he couldn’t. Or perhaps he did mention it, I need to gen up on exactly what happened with regard to Carmichael’s efforts with regard to that.

After boundary changes, Carmichael won Kelvingrove in February 1974, and, when Labour unexpectedly came back to power the following month, he emerged, first, as under-secretary for environment, then for industry, until, with other leftwingers, he was sacked by Wilson’s successor, the new prime minister, James Callaghan, in 1976.

Who had as Home Secretary, er, oiled the wheels of the by then huge and dreadful machine that the bright and lovely Kay and her mates had set in motion years previously.

Dismissal, however, did not dent his loyalty.

The whole lot of them would have been in prison if anyone had ratted.

After Mrs Thatcher’s first election victory in 1979, Carmichael served on the select committee on transport, unsuccessfully attempting to make the wearing of seatbelts compulsory, and trying to improve safety for children in cars.

Jimmy Savile…safety… children…Great Ormond Street Hospital…

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

In March 1982, he introduced a bill to penalise employers for sacking workers without consulting their unions.

Dafydd had whistleblowers unlawfully sacked from their jobs constantly. Including me in 1991. Not that the union would have helped, because it was MSF, who’s reps were colluding with the criminality at St George’s Hospital Medical School which was linked to Dafydd et al. The MSF rep David Hole was one of those who forced me out of my job. He was a member of the Wandsworth branch of the SDP as well. Dr Death knew some of the Top Docs involved with Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. I wouldn’t have been any better off joining any other union either. My post ‘A Very COHSE Relationship With Some Very Nasty People’ discusses how the NHS and public service unions were 100% on board with Dafydd and linked gangs. David Williams, who ‘trained’ as an Angel at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, served as the General Secretary of COHSE… A symbiotic arrangement…

That same month, he defended the direct-labour organisations of local councils in the face of Tory claims that private industry was superior – citing the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in his constituency, which had been contracted out for £3m, only to require £7m in repairs.

The Royal Hospital for Sick Staff accepted Derek Longmuir, the Bay City Roller-turned-Angel as a volunteer prior to Longmuir’s conviction for child porn. After his conviction, Longmuir continued to work as an Angel. The Rollers’ manager, Tam Paton, was an Edinburgh-based gangster who ran a paedophile/trafficking ring and drugs empire. Paton’s empire stretched across to Glasgow as well. See post ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger!’.

When Labour’s internal right-left fight became fraught in September 1981, Carmichael could not bring himself to vote for his former boss, Tony Benn, as deputy leader, preferring instead the soft-left John Silkin.

Silkin was a guest at Richard Crossman’s Houseparties. Ton Benn wasn’t, but Benn was basing his own plan for world domination on the support of the swathes of people in the Labour Party who hated people like Healey and Callaghan, but who were also colluding with Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring via the NHS and public sector unions and the leftist metropolitan Councils, as well of course in CND. See post ‘No Cuts’.

In 1983, following further boundary changes, he was pushed into trying to unseat the then SDP leader, Roy Jenkins, from his parliamentary seat at Glasgow-Hillhead. But despite his confidence – “I am a nice, respectable old leftwing founder-member of CND, and the voters know me” – he was beaten by 1,164 votes. The peerage was his unlikely consolation.

Not at all unlikely. The only way that the Red Clydesider could ever be bought off and silenced while Woy held out hopes of being PM. As did Dr Death and that will have been the real concern. Kay, the bright and lovely Kay, facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring, was a PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER. Dr Death, until 1966, had been a psychiatrist, working at Tommy’s with the crazed and lethal William Sargant who was London’s answer to Dafydd. See post ‘Dr Death’. Dr Death was active in the Labour Party in Vauxhall while he was still a medical student at Tommy’s and he knew exactly what some of his senior colleagues were doing and how he could capitalise on it if he entered politics. See previous posts eg. ‘Man Of Steel’.

Carmichael did not change with his title. After a year or so, he became Labour’s spokesman on transport and Scotland in the Lords, and fought hard against the abolition of the Greater London Council. But, by May 1997, he was too ill – and too Old Labour – to serve the new masters.

Furthermore Miranda and Mandy had them all over a barrel and no-one had the guts to give Miranda, a former pupil of the corrupt barrister George Carman QC, who acted for many involved with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, a kick in the cerregs and call his bluff.

He is survived by Kay, from whom he was divorced in 1987 after 39 years of marriage, and his daughter.

Could that have been the sort of Political Marriage Breakdown that Tessa Jowell and David Mills experienced when David Mills was done for accepting a bribe from his old mate Berlusconi? See previous posts.

1987: Alison Taylor and I were writing to MPs and Ministers and Brown was publishing and had appeared on TV. The Top Docs were in overdrive; my friend Anne had been killed in 1986, in 1987 there was an attempt to murder Brown’s brother and I had not succumbed to Dafydd’s attempt in the summer of 1987 to bribe me into dropping my complaint. I completed an MSc in Experimental Pathology at Hammersmith Hospital in May 1987 and had witnessed yet more serious wrongdoing there. Prof Oliver Brooke, Mr Big from St George’s, had been imprisoned for child porn offences in Dec 1986 and that ring was in danger of being blown wide open. See post ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’ for further details of 1987 Dafydd-related events, including the attempt to frame and imprison me for ‘attempting to stab a doctor’, with which the Home Office and Mental Health Act Commission assisted.

20 July, 2001

Ex-Labour minister Carmichael dies

Lord Carmichael of Kelvingrove

Lord Carmichael served parliament for over 35 years

Lord Carmichael of Kelvingrove, who served as a minister in Harold Wilson’s Labour government, has died at the age of 79.He had been ill for some time and died on Thursday following a stroke, fellow Labour peer Lord Graham of Edmonton said on Friday.

[Deb Everard, one of the corrupt staff at St George’s who was protected by MSF, was a Tory Councillor in Edmonton. See previous posts.]

As Neil Carmichael, he was elected MP for Glasgow Woodside in 1962, a seat he represented until 1974, when, under boundary reorganisation he became MP for Glasgow Kelvingrove.

He left the Commons in 1983 after being defeated by the SDP candidate Roy Jenkins.

Ministerial portfolios

Lord Carmichael served as a junior minister in Harold Wilson’s government from 1967 to 1970, covering the transport and then technology portfolios.

When Labour was re-elected in 1974 he was moved to the Department of the Environment, and the following year to the Department of Industry.

He left the government when James Callaghan became prime minister in 1976 but remained active on the backbenches until his departure from the Commons in 1983.

Created a life peer, in the Lords he returned to the frontbench with Labour still in opposition.

Popular figure

He served as spokesman on both Transport and Scottish Affairs until 1997.

In both Houses of Parliament Lord Carmichael was a popular figure on all sides of the political spectrum.

In 1948 he married Catherine McIntosh Rankin.

They went on to have a daughter but the marriage which was subsequently dissolved.

 

One man who grew up in poverty on Red Clydeside and who knew what a bunch of con artists Donnison, Kay and Neil Carmichael were but who is not going to say anything because he’s been a celeb for years now is Billy Connolly, who, according to his wiki entry, is ‘worth’ $20 million. Billy is married to Pamela Stephenson who for many years now has worked as a psychotherapist of a Californian variety. Those two really are not going to say a word about the vampires who Helped The Poor of Glasgow no matter how often Billy Opens His Heart about the abuse that he endured at the hands of his father.

 

The Professor David Marsh who attended Crossman’s Houseparty with Kay the Lovely and Bright Trafficker, features on the webpage of Nottingham University’s School of Sociology and Social Policy in the account given of the School’s history:

The School of Sociology and Social Policy is a diverse centre for social science teaching and research, which builds on an established history dating back to 1948 and the creation of the Department of Social Administration. That year also saw the appointment of the first UK professor in this field, Professor David Marsh, who joined a team of just five other staff. At that time, sociology was taught in a separate department of Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology under Professor Jack Sprott.

In 1964, philosophy and psychology were given their own professors and departments. Sociology, with the appointment of Professor Julius Gould, initially became a sub-department of the Department of Social Administration. In due course, a separate Department of Sociology was established, by which stage, the Department of Social Administration had been renamed the Department of Social Policy.

Having delivered social work programmes since the 1950s, the Centre for Social Work appointed its first professor in 1984, Professor Olive Stevenson. In 1987, the two departments, with the Centre for Social Work, merged to form the School of Social Studies, with Professor Stevenson as Head of School until 1991, when Professor Robert Dingwall took over. The school obtained its current name while Professor Nick Manning was Head of School. The school grew to around 30 academic staff under the leadership of both Professor Julia Evetts (2001-2006) and Professor Elizabeth Murphy (2006-2008). The school’s research interests have expanded significantly in the last 30 years to cover not only sociology, social policy and social work, but also public policy, medical sociology, trauma studies, cultural sociology and criminology.

Today, we are taking forward our research expertise and thriving culture through the work of our research centres. We seek to undertake world-class research that contributes to the advancement of theory and debate, and where possible, makes a meaningful contribution to society at the international, national and local levels.

We are host to the Ann Craft Trust, which works to combat abuse of people with learning disabilities.

Dr Ann Craft, along with her Husband Dr Michael Craft, worked at Bryn-y-Neuadd in Llanfairfechan back in the 1970s . Bryn-y-Neuadd was the long-stay hospital for people with learning disabilities and like everything else in north Wales, it was run by Dafydd’s gang. Bryn-y-Neuadd was seriously bad, it might have even been worse in some ways than the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. I suspect that the victims of the gang who were ruined by the work of Gwynne the lobotomist were in Bryn-y-Neuadd. Ooh there’s been no lobotomies done at Denbigh for years and years! No, there’s no lobotomised patients in Denbigh! They’re over in Bryn-y-Neuadd, completely fucked and no-one’s explained to anyone else why…

Like Denbigh, Llanfairfechan was a settlement that housed many members of Dafydd’s gang because so many people were employed at Bryn-y-Neuadd. People with learning disabled children used to try very hard to avoid them ending up in Bryn-y-Neuadd. In the late 1980s, as Enlightenment hit north Wales and Dafydd’s victims became Empowered Service Users, a senior manager at Bryn-y-Neuadd helpfully explained to me that the residents were ‘just vegetables really’. He was interviewing me for a job as an advocate for the vegetables at the time. Not that I was offered the job, the job went to an Angel who had worked with the vegetables at Bryn-y-Neuadd for years, who was in having a cup of char and a chin wag with the interviewing panel when I arrived.

Dr Michael Craft was one of those who conducted Research with Dafydd, on incest no less as well as other matters. Ann Craft was employed to help the vegetables explore their sexuality and to support the vegetables in their sexual relationships, because the vegetables had a Right to have sex with the members of Dafydd’s gang. After Ann and Michael’s groundbreaking work with the vegetables and those accused of incest in north Wales, Ann found herself at the vanguard of the disability rights movement and was lauded for her work with the vegetables. She secured a junior, temporary post at Nottingham University but they loved her and she ended up as a senior academic there. Then the charidee based on Ann’s work was established and thus Ann, who sadly passed away some years ago, has been immortalised as a Disability Champ. For the extraordinary story of Ann and Michael Craft, see post ‘The Old Devils’.

The man who had overall responsibility for the vegetables was Cledwyn Williams. So successful was Cledwyn with those vegetables that from 1983 to 1996, Cledwyn was Assistant Director of Social Services, ‘responsible for mentally handicapped services and for the all-Wales strategy for people with learning disabilities’. Cledwyn was responsible for developing services for people with learning disabilities for the education, health & social services group. After this, Cled became Director of Social Services for Conwy. For many years now Cledwyn has been a Trustee of Dafydd’s charidee CAIS, along with Dafydd’s mistress Lucille Hughes et al.

Nottingham University also provided some of the postgraduate education of Glanville Owen, who was the senior manager in Gwynedd Social Services directly responsible for children’s homes during the latter half of the 1980s, when the paedophile gang made merry within those homes. Lucille Hughes was the Director of Social Services and was Glanville’s immediate boss. Glanville gave evidence at the Waterhouse Tribunal, didn’t manage to explain how he’d missed what was happening in the children’s homes, but told Waterhouse that he would shortly be leaving his job and didn’t expect to work again. Glanville did work again, Glanville was still working in 2011. Glanville was given a job as a policy wonk – or Gwynedd County Council’s idea of a policy wonk – then Glanville was given the post of Chief Executive of Gwynedd Community Health Council. In that post Glanville lied to patients and refused to investigate even the most serious of complaints against the NHS in Gwynedd. When Gwynned CHC metamorphosed into the North Wales/Betsi Cadwaladr CHC, Glanville retained a position as a member. He was still there in 2011. See previous posts, including ‘I Know Nuzzing’.

I wondered for a long while why Lucille and Glanville condescended to give evidence at the Waterhouse Inquiry; they were not usually very happy to answer questions. Then I discovered that legal indemnity was part of the deal for everyone who gave evidence to Waterhouse. The evidence against Lucille and Glanville was so damning that even Ronnie Waterhouse could not help but conclude that they had ignored a paedophile gang at work in the children’s homes in Gwynedd; but only a little paedophile gang, not a big one and not one which included anyone important, such as the Tory MP for Chester. No problem, Lucille and Glanville couldn’t be prosecuted because they’d turned up at the Inquiry and given evidence…

Bryn-y-Neuadd was eventually closed and in the early 1990s the vegetables were moved into community care provided by an organisation called Cartrefi Cymru. There is now a very, very good Angel working as the senior manager at Cartrefi Cymru – or there was some three years ago – but for many years, the ‘community homes’ run by Cartrefi were in chaos and the abuse and neglect of the vegetables continued. One of the Directors of Cartrefi Cymru is Dr Peter Higson, Dafydd’s mate who was a clinical psychologist at the North Wales Hospital and then the General Manager, while Dafydd kept victims of the gang illegally imprisoned in the dungeon out there. Higson’s sister Dr Ruth Hussey is the former CMO for Wales. See post ‘Topsy and Tim’ for details of Peter and Ruth’s extensive previous.

 

Although the vegetables were moved out of Bryn-y-Neuadd, some other victims of Dafydd’s gang were moved in. A new medium secure unit was built on the site, to house patients who had been deemed to be Dangerous by Dafydd and the gang. At least one of those there is a man who years and years ago when he was a teenager killed the vicar of Llanberis. The official line is that he is Dangerous and murdered a kindly old vicar who Liked Helping The Local Boys, after going to the vicarage With Intent To Rob. The boy himself maintained that the vicar tried to sexually assault him, he never meant to kill him, he pushed the vicar off and the vicar fell and banged his head. I don’t know the vicar or the boy involved, but someone I know did and they simply stated ‘that vicar was a paedophile, we all knew it’.

Some of the Angels who looked after the vegetables at Bryn-y-Neuadd later found themselves jobs as nursing lecturers at Bangor University.

Beer battered vegetables:

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The website of Aberdare Boys Grammar school advertises Professor David Marsh as one of their old boys:

David Marsh was a social scientist who held professorial posts both in the UK and abroad. He was born in Aberdare on 9 Jan 1917, and was brought up in John St, Foundry Town where he attended the Town Council School in Clifton Street. His father, Frederick Charles Marsh, was a plumber & water inspector who came to Aberdare from Bristol at the turn of the century. His mother Edith, née Rees, was the daughter of David & Jane Rees who both came to Aberdare from Carmarthenshire – Pencader and Abergorlech respectively. David had a brother Arwyn who was considerably older. David arrived at the County School in 1929, and went through school with his friend Tom Evans, who was later to teach geography at the school. David took his School Certificate in 1933, passing with matriculation equivalence. Two years later, in 1935, he sat his Higher School Certificate passing in English, History and Economics.

Aberdare is in the south Wales valleys, in George Thomas Central.

He then left Wales for Birmingham University, with an award of a County Commercial Exhibition. He graduated from there with a First Class degree in economics. He was then awarded a doctoral research scholarship 1938-39, but due to the outbreak of World War 2, he cut short his research, took a masters degree instead, and joined the army. He was in The Royal Artillery from 1940 to 1946, where he gained the rank of captain.

Welfare State

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He subsequently returned to academic life when he was appointed Lecturer in Social Sciences at U.C. Swansea, 1947–49.

University College Swansea was run by Rhodri Morgan’s friends and relations. His parents were educated there, his father worked there and Rhodri’s brother Prys Morgan held a Chair at Swansea. See post ‘A Bit More Paleontology’. Other big names in the south Wales Labour Party, such as Huw Irranca-Davies’s Uncle Ifor Davies, Lord Cledwyn’s side-kick in the Welsh Office, were/are also movers and shakers at Swansea University. There are some much bigger wigs with links there as well. The physicist Lord Brian Flowers grew up in Swansea and in later life, as the Rector of Imperial College and the VC of London University, Flowers presided over the Westminster Paedophile Ring’s activities in the London Medical Schools as well as the huge quantities of research fraud and other wrongdoing. Flowers served as VC of Manchester University as well, just to ensure that all outlets were covered. See previous posts… Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain was one of those facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring at St George’s with whom Flowers colluded. When Chamberlain retired from the NHS, he took up a job as a lecturer in the history of medicine in Swansea University. He arrived there in 2000, in time to handle the fall-out from the Waterhouse Report.

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His first professorial post came when he was appointed Professor of Social Science at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, 1949–54.

Dafydd’s gang are international.

In 1954, he returned to the UK, to take up the Chair of Social Administration at Nottingham University. This professorial appointment was the first in this field in the UK. There were just 5 other staff in the department at that time, when Sociology was taught in a separate department of Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology under Professor Jack Sprott. David retired from this post in 1982, when he became an emeritus professor. Following his death, the university established in 1985 The David C Marsh Prize, which is awarded annually to the student judged to be the best student in all aspects of the work of the first year of any single or joint honours degree in the School of Sociology & Social Policy.

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During his career David wrote extensively in the Social Sciences. His output included the following titles:

  • National Insurance and Assistance in Great Britain, Isaac Pitman & Sons,(1950);
  • The Changing Social Structure of England & Wales, 1871-1961, Routledge & Kegan Paul (1965); ISBN: 0710033737;
  • An Introduction to the Study of Social Administration (Editor) Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1965);
  • The Social Sciences: An Outline for the Intending Student Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1965), ISBN: 0710018010;
  • The Welfare State: Concept & Development, Longman (1970), ISBN: 0-582-29531-9;
  • Introducing Social Policy (Editor), Routledge (1979), ISBN: 0710001339.
David Marsh lived in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire with his wife Masie, née Done. The couple married in Birmingham in 1941 and had one son.

David died in Nottingham on 2 July 1983 at the age of 66. Masie died eight years later in 1990.

David died the year that fireworks were going off in north Wales then… George Thomas was given a hereditary peerage by Thatch in 1983. Which was a bit of a waste, because being a gay paedophile, there was no-one to inherit it and it died with George.

Nottingham was host to the Nottingham Satanic Panic in the late 1980s. The social workers in Nottingham believed some very, very odd things… Previous posts eg. ‘Oh Lordy, it’s CR UK’ have discussed the massive research fraud that Prof Robert Baldwin was perpetrating in the Cancer Research Campaign Laboratories at Nottingham University in collaboration with an American drug company for many, many years. Other people in the CRC knew what Baldwin was doing, as did people in Nottingham Medical School. Everybody hated him but no-one blew the whistle. The VCs of Nottingham University (see previous posts) also knew, including those who were chemists and had links to Big Pharma.

 

Let’s take a look at the biography of Olive Stevenson, Nottingham University’s first Professor of Social Work. Appointed in 1984, the year that I wrote to the GMC about Gwynne the lobotomist and the year that Brown and I began receiving overt threats from the Top Doctors to ruin our careers. In 1984, George Thomas had a terrible panic because he was hospitalised with an STI and he thought that the story would find its way into the media. George’s mate Leo Abse, the south Wales Labour MP who was also part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, went over to the hospital (I don’t know which one, my bets are on Tommy’s or the University Hospital in Cardiff), calmed Thomas down and issued a press release which was a pack of lies explaining that Thomas was in hospital with a prostate problem. See post ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’. The Top Docs and Angels all lied as well, in return for the usual ie. acres of good PR, no serious complaints investigated and an unconditional ‘yes’ to the BMA’s next pay claim.

Olive Stevenson (13 December 1930 – 30 September 2013) was a British social worker and academic. Stevenson worked as a child care officer in Devon, 1954-58.

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She was a social work adviser to the Supplementary Benefits Commission, 1968-70, the years during which Richard Crossman was Secretary of State at the DHSS and gave his mates in the Westminster Paedophile Ring jobs and commissions. Olive’s early career was spent specialising in vulnerable children, but she later also worked with vulnerable adults and the elderly.

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In 1961, Stevenson joined Oxford University as a lecturer and was appointed Reader in Applied Social Studies in 1970, an appointment she held until she moved university. From 1970 until her death, Stevenson was a Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford.

Organised abuse in Oxfordshire was concealed by social work manager Barbara Kahan, who was appointed as a social work adviser to Sir Keith Joseph as Secretary of state for the DHSS in Ted Heath’s Gov’t; Babs who remained as a Gov’t adviser for years and in the early 1990s concealed the extent of the abuse of children in Staffordshire… Babs’s partner in crime in Oxfordshire was her husband, child psychiatrist Vladimir Kahan. See post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’. Dame Rosemary Rue, the Top Doc who became Regional Director of the NHS covering Oxfordshire also concealed the abuse. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’.

From 1976 to 1982, Olive was Professor of Social Policy and Social Work at Keele University in Staffordshire; Olive was Keele’s first female professor! Peter Righton worked as a social work academic at Keele; Peter was Keele’s first convicted paedophile who doubled up as a member of academic staff! Barbara Kahan was a friend and a colleague of Peter Righton; they were both involved with the NCB (National Children’s Bureau). As opposed to NCH, the National Children’s Home, of which George Thomas was a Patron. Glanville Owen was employed by the NCH before he let the paedophile gang operate in Gwynedd Social Services. Keele University has given Chairs to Jane Tunstill, who was a member of the Jillings Panel and to Charlotte Williams, who spent most of her career as a social worker in north Wales.

In 1985 Tony Francis accused me of being a conspiracy theorist when I told him that D.G.E. Wood had lied to cover up for Gwynne’s lies and malpractice. If I’d known then how big the conspiracy was I’d have congratulated them all on it.

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Olive then moved to Nottingham University, where she was Professor of Social Work Studies, 1984-94.

I had the misfortune to work for Prof Robert Baldwin at Nottingham University in 1987, after I finished my MSc! It was a terrible experience although many of the others trapped there were nice; it was the spirit of the Blitz and we were all just looking for escape routes as soon as we could. Baldwin lied to me about the salary and the opportunities available and after three months I realised that this was so bad that I had to get the hell out of there. I have recently been told that my job with Baldwin was another gift from Dafydd and the gang. It wasn’t a pleasant experience, but how stupid of them to trap someone like me there; I’m friendly and all that happened was I witnessed wrongdoing and research fraud and made friends with other people who told me even more. Oh but then I was supposed to have died in this in Nov 1987 wasn’t I:

King's Cross fire, billowing smoke, station lights and fire engines.

A police car, three fire engines and an ambulance outside King’s Cross

That lot can’t even carry out a simple murder plot without cocking the whole thing up…

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In 1970, Olive became the founding editor of the British Journal of Social Work. It is known that the British Journal of Social Work will publish nothing at all about the abuse and neglect of clients in the care of social workers being a substantial problem. It will only publish material that suggests that neglect and abuse is simply a matter of ‘one off’ scandals. The Br J of Social Work is notorious as a publication that in no way reflects any of the serious difficulties that have stubbornly remained in social work for decades. They’ll publish any old dross about Empowering Service Users though.

Following the murder of Maria Colwell, Stevenson was appointed as a member of the Inquiry into her death; this was the “first the first major national enquiry into a child death”. It was led by Thomas Gilbert Field-Fisher and they published their findings as Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Care and Supervision Provided in Relation to Maria Colwell in September 1974.

She did not agree with the way the committee had interpreted the evidence and in her minority report pointed out the complexities of the role performed by social workers. She also wrote a section of the main report on inter-professional working, then an unopened area. This all brought her what she described as something like celebrity, which she did not welcome.

Olive’s obituary in ‘The Guardian’

The death of Maria Colwell is usually taken as the first death of a child in the care of Social Services that absolutely should not have happened and that could only have been the result of serious fuckwittery. Whenever another child dies, the press publishes the list of the high profile deaths of children in care, including Heidi Korseda, Tyra Henry, Victoria Climbie, Jasmine Beckford etc and it always extends back as far as Maria Colwell. The ‘Daily Mail’ publishes a ‘why oh why’ article and ‘The Guardian’ bangs on about the complexities of social work and ooh social workers are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. I can answer the Daily Mail’s ‘why oh why’ conundrum; it isn’t a matter of woolly lefties, it is a matter of a long-standing collusion on the part of the social work establishment with organised criminals who have been targeting vulnerable people since the 1960s. There are good people who enter social work, but they do not stay there. The people who do remain are abusive and dishonest or grossly incompetent. The reason why nothing at all has changed since Maria’s death is that people like Olive Stevenson were appointed to the Panels of Inquiry and given jobs as Professors of Social Work. There is no-one but the Olives there which is why nothing ever improves.

From 1973 to 1978, Stevenson was a member of the Royal Commission on Civil Liability. Olive will have been delighted at being able to chip in there. From 1977 to 1983, she was Chairwoman of the Advisory Committee on Rent Rebates and Rent Allowances (ACRRRA). Olive was a member of the Social Security Advisery Committee, 1982-2002; this is the successor body to ACRRRA. From 1985-1990, Olive was a member of the Registered Homes Tribunal; as was a member of Dafydd’s gang in north Wales who had ignored the abuse of children in children’s homes in Clwyd when the welfare of children in those homes had been part of his remit. See previous posts…

Stevenson served as a Chairwomen of a number of organisations: Age Concern England, 1980 to 1983); Councils for Voluntary Service National Association, 1985-88 and Care and Repair, 1993 to 1997. Members of Dafydd’s gang are involved with all of these organisations as well…

Readers will no doubt be impressed with the number of appointments of this sort that Olive The Paedophiles’ Friend managed to clock up. I need to remind them that Huw Vaughan Thomas, who succeeded Ioan Bowen Rees as the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council and colluded with the same paedophile gang, has a far more impressive list of public appointments. Huw has held high office in all the best County Councils with major abuse problems in their Social Services Depts, he worked as a Civil Service mandarin in the Dept of Employment when Tom King and Peter Morrison cluttered up that Dept, Huw was an adviser to the Welsh Assembly and then when Jeremy Colman, the Auditor General for Wales, was imprisoned for child porn offences, Huw succeeded him as Auditor General. Beat that Olive. Huw is a lawyer. See post ‘I Know Nuzzing’. Furthermore Huw’s wife Enid Rowlands has broken the glass ceiling in terms of Rampant Corruption in an even bigger way than Olive, although Enid never made it into Richard Crossman’s inner circle. Enid is Of Dafydd. Enid grew up in Llanwrst – as did Topsy and Tim – and is a psychology graduate, I suspect from UCNW. Enid has been a member of the Boards of BUPA and S4C, she has sat on the GMC, she is Chair of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and of course Enid was a Director of the North Wales Health Authority, at the same time as Topsy’s brother Tim. Enid got into hot water when she was Chair of ELWA, a ‘learning and training’ quango and couldn’t explain what had happened to a few million. Then it was revealed that she had given Topsy’s brother Tim a job as CEO of ELWA without explaining to the world that she was good mates with Tim and sat on the North Wales Health Authority with him. Enid refused to resign and no-one sacked or prosecuted her or indeed Tim. Tim was then given the job of CEO of HIW (Health Inspectorate Wales), where he remained for many years refusing to investigate serious complaints about the NHS and signing off inspection reports declaring dangerous abusive services to be ‘excellent’. See previous posts for info on Enid.

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Olive Stevenson was a lesbian. She described the relationships that she did have as “fraught with tension and pain” and this led her to undergo psychoanalysis. Who better to join the Westminster Paedophile Ring as an adviser and then be appointed to senior positions teaching social work students?

Olive “remained deeply distrustful of Catholicism” as a result of her parents being Irish protestants who had experienced discrimination in Ireland and had moved to England to escape that. In her youth Olive was a Congregationalist but later became agnostic. Sadly Olive the lesbian agnostic was just as abusive and wreaked as much havoc as the best Papist Molester or Dirty Vicar.

Stevenson was appointed a CBE in Lilibet’s 1994 Birthday Honours “for the development of social services”. As Dafydd’s gang neglected and abused their clients and perjured themselves in Court repeatedly in attempts to secure convictions against them. On 9 June 1994, Matt Arnold, the former Headmaster of Bryn Estyn, died of an ‘unspecified blood disorder’. On 13 June 1994, the trial of Peter Howarth, Arnold’s long-standing friend and colleague at Bryn Estyn, on a number of counts of sexually abusing the boys in his care in north Wales opened. Howarth was found guilty in July and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Olive was made an Honorary Professor of Kingston University – which had merged with St George’s Hospital Medical School a few years previously – in 2003 and of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2004.

The obituary for Olive which appeared ‘The Guardian’ was written by Phyllida Parsloe:

Olive Stevenson, who has died aged 82, was the leading social work academic of her generation. She helped to improve the well-being and safety of vulnerable children and adults, made an immense contribution in teaching, writing and practice, and influenced several generations of scholars. She was also the founding editor of the British Journal of Social Work, the subject’s first academic journal in Britain. In the 1970s she came to national attention when she was a member of the inquiry into the death from abuse of the seven-year-old Maria Colwell: in her minority report she supported the efforts of social workers.

Olive was born in South Croydon, Surrey. Her parents had moved to nearby Purley from Dublin. Her father, a civil servant, was a protestant and feared for his career prospects in the newly formed Irish republic. Her half-sister had died from tuberculosis and Olive grew up with parents who were anxious about her health. But Olive thrived at school and won a place at Oxford to study English. She then trained in social work at the London School of Economics.

As did so many other Caring Young Women of her generation who went on to become key facilitators of the Westminster Paedophile Ring eg. Dafydd’s mate Lady Juliet Bingly.

Her first job was as a child care officer with Devon county council, which was known for its good practice. In 1958 she enrolled on the demanding and prestigious advanced casework course at the Tavistock clinic, London,

The Tavi that was packed with the senior colleagues of Dafydd who were involved in with organised abuse, including ‘Jock’ Sutherland, from Scotland. See post ‘The Vermin Club’.

and after this went into academic teaching, first at the University of Bristol and then, in 1962, at Oxford. After 14 successful years there, she was appointed to a professorship at the University of Keele. In 1984 she joined Nottingham University as professor of social work.

Her first book was Someone Else’s Child: A Book for Foster Parents (1964).

In north Wales, children were abused by foster parents as well as in children’s homes. Complaints or even injuries to the children were ignored. Children who ran away and reported the abuse to the North Wales Police were driven back to their foster homes accompanied by the police and their social workers and told to ‘repeat your allegations in front of your foster mother/father’. See posts ‘More Post-Waterhouse Glittering Careers’ and ‘Tower Hamlets, Paul Boateng and Tessa Jowell’ for an account of just how unsuitable some foster parents in north Wales were.

I remember one foster parent telling me that the book had helped her to understand what the task involved and made her feel appreciated. In all, Olive wrote or co-wrote 12 books plus numerous chapters, journal articles and research reports. Writing seemed to come easily to her and even non-academics found her simple prose pleasurable to read.

She covered a wide range of topics including children in care, child abuse and neglect, child protection and inter-agency working. In later years she turned her attention to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults. When the new local authority social services departments were established in the 1970s, Olive wrote Social Service Teams: The Practitioner’s View (1978). Through her work with the British Journal of Social Work she also became well known in Hong Kong and Australia.

Olive came to wider attention when she was involved in the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Maria Colwell. This inquiry upset Olive deeply.

Most other people were upset by the circumstances of Maria’s death rather than the Inquiry.

She did not agree with the way the committee had interpreted the evidence and in her minority report pointed out the complexities of the role performed by social workers.

The ‘complexities of the role’ was used as an excuse on every occasion that a social worker in north Wales was caught behaving appallingly in circumstances that could not be denied. There were no complexities; they were running a trafficking gang, it was quite simple.

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She also wrote a section of the main report on inter-professional working, then an unopened area. This all brought her what she described as something like celebrity, which she did not welcome.

She retired officially from the University of Nottingham in 1994, but continued studying and teaching, supervising research students and chairing committees. She was effective thanks to the combination of her intellectual power, ability to communicate, emotional intelligence and her wit. She only really gave up her work at the university in 2010.

So Olive stepped down from officialdom in 1994, after Howarth was convicted and the media was full of articles alleging a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales, followed by angry How Very Dare Yous from those we know and love. But Olive hadn’t gone at all! Olive had only disappeared from public view, which would have been useful for her if anyone who knew what she had been involved was keeping tabs on her. Dafydd adopted the same strategy. As I and others angrily demanded to know why our serious complaints had not been followed up as we gained more and more evidence, in 1995 we were told verbally and by letter that Dafydd had retired, that he was gone and wasn’t coming back and no longer wielded influence over anyone or anything. Dafydd had in reality been given the contract for providing ‘substance abuse services’ for the whole of north Wales, he was running ‘private’ homes – full of people who were placed there by local authorities and the NHS – writing expert witness reports for Courts, holding sex therapy clinics, PTSD clinics, drug clinics and giving evidence to Parliamentary Committees. ‘Retired and gone’. The general public were also told that the North Wales Hospital closed down in the summer of 1995. It didn’t. Part of it closed down, but there were inmates out there for years after 1995, but the NHS has never admitted who was there and when the last patients really did leave.

In June this year came her memoir, Reflections on a Life in Social Work, in which she shared 60 years of experience and the motivations that had inspired her life.

Olive also had a skill and a capacity for friendship, which I enjoyed for the 50 or so years I knew her. She is survived by two nieces and a nephew.

Another comment stated: Phyllida Parsloe’s excellent obituary does not mention one phase in Olive Stevenson’s life: when she was temporarily seconded as social work adviser to the Supplementary Benefits Commission. She subsequently wrote a sensitive book about the SBC’s more difficult customers, Claimant or Client?, which should be read by the modern politicians who rush to stereotype and punish social security claimants. After that experience she set up a research project on long-term male unemployment and gave me the big break of my career in inviting me to lead one wing of that project, an empirical study that showed the overwhelming significance of poor health and low skill as the key predictors of difficulties of getting back into work. Olive was a supportive and caring person to work for. She taught me a lot; to this day I advise students on the value of what she called ‘tacking threads’, to hold the narrative together but subsequently to be taken out. I went on to work on her study of the impact of the Seebohm report and have very happy memories of six years spent working with her in Oxford.

People like Olive are so dangerous because people who have never witnessed what they actually do to their clients read what they have written or listen to what they say and think ‘well that all sounds very reasonable’. Which it would be if they were not destroying their clients lives by ensuring that the very factors that they know will keep their clients destitute keep on happening to those clients. Illiteracy a hindrance? Then why is education for kids in care SO bad? Why did the kids in children’s homes in north Wales barely receive any schooling at all? Convictions stopping people gaining employment? Of course, that’s why Empowered Service Users were dragged through court repeatedly until finally a conviction was secured. Want to ensure that a young man who alleged that he was sexually abused by an adult male while in care is never ever listened to again? Then start spreading rumours that He Has A Problem With Women and that the Angels Are Frightened Of Him, accuse him of a sex offence, remand him in custody, ensure that he doesn’t have a change of clothes, a shower or a shave before his court appearance, remand him again for a psychiatric report, write a report based on rumour and speculation with a frightening sounding diagnosis and when he finally gets to trial, he will be found guilty. Particularly if a procession of female Angels and social workers have perjured themselves. I watched Dafydd’s gang do this to people. Furthermore, I was smeared for daring to speak up for ‘people like that’. People like what? The grown up formerly abused children whom the whole world Cares About so much? People died in prison because of that bunch of lying bastards, particularly men, because it was easier to construct them as violent or sex offenders, although Dafydd et al did their best to do that to me as well…

The Indie also published an obituary for Olive:

Olive Stevenson could not have foreseen the great consequences for her when, 40 years ago, she wrote a dissenting addendum to the report of the inquiry, of which she was a member, into the death of Maria Colwell, a child who had been killed by her stepfather. It gave her an unwanted celebrity status which unleashed invitations to lecture and speak and projected her on to the national stage.

However her dissent – she disagreed only with the analysis of the events in the first part of the child’s life – could have been avoided had the inquiry chair, Thomas Field-Fisher QC, been more flexible and understood better the issues.

The complexity of the issues perhaps? Which being a QC not a social worker he won’t have been able to grasp?

She later wrote that his and her values were fundamentally different.

His values led him to take a very dim view of the social workers charged with Maria’s care, which was the view taken by most people who knew anything about the case.

But while she never wished what she wrote to be seen as a defence of social work, right or wrong, she felt compelled to explain the complexities of social work. But she also wrote the chapter on collaboration between services in child protection, a commonplace place today but the importance of which was then little realised.

I’ve witnessed them in action; ‘collaboration’ is indeed exactly what happens. Collaboration on the part of everyone to ensure that no matter how badly those we know and love have ‘failed’, no matter how many laws they have broken or how serious their misconduct, it will all be explained away by the complexities of the issues. Even when Dafydd has caused every single one of those complexities.

Stevenson was born in 1930 in Croydon and grew up in Purley, the youngest child of John and Evelyn (née Dobbs), a civil servant and housewife. Her parents were Irish non-churchgoing Protestants who had come to England from Dublin fearing discrimination by the new Catholic Free State.

Their daughter, a youthful Congregationalist who became an agnostic, remained deeply distrustful of Catholicism.

Which will have caused massive problems for her Catholic clients. Complex ones as well.

When at the local Whitgift Girls School she told the headmistress that she wanted to do psychology when she grew up, her mother was told that she should not read Freud. She did,

It won’t have been a good idea, but not for the reasons that Olive’s mum feared…

and at 17 worked as an assistant house mother in a Croydon children’s home.

After “the Tavvie” she moved to Bristol University in 1959, working as social work researcher and tutor, and in 1962 she assumed a lectureship (and later readership) in applied social studies at Oxford, where she was later professorial fellow at St Anne’s. While there she spent a year as adviser to the Supplementary Benefits Commission, from which came Claimant or Client? (1972), when she saw the issues as relevant to wider social policy as social security.

Her first book, published in 1964, had been a guide for foster parents and she was to write and edit eight more and co-edit and co-write others. She was also the founder and first editor of the British Journal of Social Work. In 1976 she went to Keele as its first female professor and in 1984 took the chair in social work at Nottingham. Her overseas work included visiting professorships in Israel and Australia and supervising PhD students in Hong Kong, while in China she was part of the development of Beijing University’s growth of social-work training.

 

In retirement she became one of the first chairs of an area child protection committee (now local safeguarding boards). She also continued to teach and write and supervise research students and only left Nottingham properly in 2010. From the 1980s she started to write and lecture extensively about older people, being at one time chair of Age Concern England. Her work on child protection caused her to link that with the parallel but then far-less recognised subject of the abuse of older people.

It was recognised. The state-sanctioned abuse of the elderly caused ructions in the late 1960s. The Ely Hospital Scandal… Barbara Robb’s book ‘Sans Everything’… It was well-known but the state chose to open fire on the man who blew the whistle on Ely – well he was black – and on Robb, while accepting that yes, things were, er, a disgrace.

Tawel Fan Ward at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, north Wales, 2013-14. The biggest EMI scandal that there has ever been in the UK. The hospital was run by Dafydd’s gang. The only member of staff who was disciplined was the Angel who blew the whistle. She was suspended, sacked and then struck off. She did not make one unfounded allegation and at no time did she take part in the abuse.

..In her recently published memoir, Reflections on a Life in Social Work, she wrote openly about her lesbianism, having lived for much of the time when it was surrounded by secrecy and stigma, which personally caused her unease.

If only Olive had felt as much unease at the boys of 12 and 13 being gang-raped and forced into working as rent boys while in children’s homes in north Wales.

Her wit, practical wisdom, intelligence and an ability to weld an elegant and brilliant synthesis between social policy and social work practice were a hallmark of her work, which influenced generations of academics and practitioners. All this was underpinned by her quest for how both she and her students and readers could use mind and feelings (“heart and head”) together.

Although Stevenson could appear forbidding, it is obvious from her memoir that beneath the carapace of the professional self-assurance and eminence

An overbearing arrogant pompous old bag.

lay anxieties and complexities with which she had to cope all her life, and the struggle to be “freed to be myself”.

Olive was the one who was really suffering!

She wrote of relationships (while not mentioning individuals) that were “fraught with tension and pain” and took her to undergo psychoanalysis.

 She died guardedly optimistic that a positive change was coming to social work. Managerialism and central diktat had obscured its vision and ethical basis,
These were imposed by neoliberal gov’ts in a vain attempt to reign in the idiocy and chaos. It did of course just add to the idiocy and chaos as did the rise and rise of the NHS manager.
which she wanted to it rediscover. They were qualities which her own work strove to engender.

It was Terry Philpot who wrote this hagiography of Olive; Terry has featured previously on this blog for waxing lyrical about dangerous criminals employed as social workers.

 

Kingston University website mourned the passing of dear old Olive as well: ‘Sad news: Professor Olive Stevenson passes away’

16 October 2013

IProfessor Olive Stevensont

It is with great sadness that we write with news of Professor Olive Stevenson’s death on Monday 30 September. Olive had suffered a stroke in 2010 and encountered health problems since then. On 30 September, she was at home with her good friend Professor Phyllida Parsloe when she died peacefully in her sleep. [I get the impression that Phyllida was Olive’s partner.]

Olive’s legacy to social work during more than 50 years was immense. She was described as “the foremost social work educator of her generation, an inspiring lecturer, a prolific scholar and inquiring researcher and committed public servant and consultant” (extract from information about her memoir Reflections on a Life in Social Work (2013)).  Since her involvement in the Maria Colwell Inquiry in 1974 (Maria was killed by her stepfather in 1973), Olive has been a powerful champion for social work and for children and older people on whom she focused.

Tawel Fan. The scandal happened two months after this guff appeared on Kingston University’s website.

We are personally grateful to Olive in her role as honorary professor at Kingston University. She inspired staff, students and many practitioners attending our annual research conference which she chaired until her health prevented her.

Hilary Tompsett was fortunate to see her last on 3 June at her home – the week her memoir was published, and Ray Jones visited regularly.

I’m fairly sure that is the Professor Ray Jones who’s publications with regard to social work scandals can only be regarded as masterpieces of satirical comedy. Ray managed to write a book about Baby P in which he maintained that social workers had not fallen short and yes, Sharon Shoesmith was the victim. Even people most sympathetic to the Complexities Of The Role had to stand back re Baby P and say ‘Christ, how did Shoesmith and her team ever let that happen?’ Because there was so much focus on the fuckwittery of the social workers in the Baby P case, many people missed the collusion of Great Ormond Street Hospital. The Top Doc who examined Baby P when he was taken to GOSH couldn’t explain how she had failed to notice that he had a broken back. I was told that she didn’t ever examine him…

She was amazingly supported by good friends and family and will be much missed. She will also be remembered and missed for her “academic brilliance and humanity” (Harry Ferguson, introduction to her memoir);

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and for her great insight and wisdom about the very difficult job that good social work is. She never lost her faith in the profession for which she trained or her understanding of the lived experiences for practitioners and recipients of services.

The lived experience for recipients of the Services in north Wales was gang rape. According to one boy at Bryn Estyn, while the man in this pic watched:

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Olive’s funeral is on 16 October in Oxfordshire. Our thoughts will be especially with Olive’s friends and family.

Would these be the friends who were the source of pain?

Now then. Phyllida. Olive’s friend of decades. There are no obits for Phyllida, presumably because she is still alive, but I have found out a bit about her. Phyllida currently describes herself as an ‘Independent management consulting professional’, but I have found a detailed account of the life and times of Phyllida on the website of the University of the West of England. Read it and shudder:

University of the West of England, Nov 2001:

Phyllida Parsloe is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in recognition of her distinguished career and related achievements and of her contribution to health and social care in particular. Phyllida Parsloe was born in London and attended Wimbledon High School.
Wimbledon has long since been one of the favourite residential locations for Top Docs and senior staff of Springfield, Tooting Bec, St James’s and St George’s Hospitals (before Tooting Bec and St James’s closed), as well as for the more highly paid staff of Wandsworth Borough Council. A trafficking ring operated in the area facilitated by these institutions/organisations as long ago as the 1950s. It was given a substantial boost by Dafydd’s partners in crime in south London from the late 1960s onward, in particular the Labour Councillor and then MP John Tilley. See previous posts. The ring at Wandsworth was part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring that Richard Crossman’s DHSS was running.
She is a graduate of the University of Bristol and the London School of Economics. 
Phyllida was at Bristol in the late 1940s. She is of the right vintage to have known Dr D.G.E. Wood’s father, a Top Doc in Bristol at that time.
Crossman’s advisers were mostly drawn from the LSE.
Having begun her career in social work as a Probation Officer for Devon County Council, from 1959 to 1965
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 Phyllida Parsloe worked at St George’s Hospital as a psychiatric social worker.
St George’s was the London hospital which was at the centre of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Until it relocated to Tooting in 1980, it was located at Hyde Park Corner in Knightbridge and St George’s was very posh, very elitist and always happy to do favours for rich, titled people in trouble. Lord Lucan’s wife was sectioned by St George’s after he tried to murder her and murdered their nanny Sandra Rivett. While St George’s accused Lady Lucan of being a nutter – although she had head injuries – Lord Lucan fled the country. See previous posts. St George’s Dept of Psychiatry developed a specialism in discrediting the victims of rich and famous criminals years ago as a result of Professor Desmond Curran arriving at St George’s and attracting and training other Top Docs who also discredited victims of crime. Norman Scott found himself in Desmond Curran’s hands when he had a nervous breakdown in the early 1960s as a result of his relationship with Mr Thrope. When Harold Wilson’s Gov’t announced that the new flagship replacement for the St George’s building at Hyde Park Corner would be located at Tooting, one of the St George’s psychiatrists, Peter Brett Storey, formed a link with Springfield Hospital in advance. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’. Thus the Top Docs of Belgravia who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring moved in next door to Springfield Hospital which was already in business with Dafydd et al, as was Wandsworth Borough Council.
Phyllida may have worked at St George’s back at the dawn of creation, but St George’s is a place of Nepotism and Corruption and the nepotistic corrupt ones hang on to their old pals tightly.
She then moved into the academic world and lectured at the London School of Economics between 1965 –1970.
Crossman’s mates Brian Abel-Smith and Richard Titmuss reigned supreme and had been churning out graduates who colluded with organised abuse for years by then.
Merfyn’s late wife Nerys was formerly married to the Harvard sociologist Orlando Patterson who received his PhD from the LSE in 1965. See previous posts.
In 1970 she became Associate Professor at the Law Faculty, University of Indiana, USA, and in 1973 Professor of Social Work at the University of Aberdeen.
Phyllida will have known about Sir Dugald Baird and Lord Bob Boothby at Aberdeen. The dreadful Professor J.B. Owen at UCNW who was Of Dafydd’s Gang worked at Aberdeen University and Sinclair Buchan, an oceanographer at UCNW who was mates with Dr Tony Jones, a big pal of many members of the gang, studied at Aberdeen. See previous posts.
 Professor Parsloe was appointed Professor of Social Work at the University of Bristol in 1978.
Bristol University was not only the domain of D.G.E. Wood, David Hunt and Peter Townsend, but Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah did her degree in psychology there, at the same time as a girl from Bangor did hers, Sarah Jenkins. Sarah’s mother Sheila Jenkins was a psychiatric social worker who was a paid-up member of Dafydd’s gang. See previous posts.
She has been a member of the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work since 1986 and was a key member of the Wagner Committee which reviewed residential care in 1988. Between 1988 and 1991 Professor Parsloe was Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Bristol where she held a Chair in Social Work until 1996 and remains an Emeritus Professor. 

Phyllida was PVC when Bristol University’s old boy D.G.E. Wood and their other old boy Lord David Hunt were up to their eye-balls in Dafydd’s gang in north Wales and using every network that they could, including that of Bristol University. Professor Peter Townsend and his wife Baroness Jean were in Bristol at this time.

Professor Parsloe has made a massive contribution to both health and social care in Bristol. In particular she has supported and developed joint working between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol and has helped forge the excellent working relationships between the two social work departments.

So both of those universities have now been infected by Phyllida…

Throughout Professor Parsloe’s career she has shown a life long commitment to applying the highest levels of academic rigour to the solution of very practical problems.

Which will be why social work is in such a healthy state as a profession with high levels of client satisfaction and able people tripping over themselves to become social workers. Although Phyllida’s most pressing practical problem will have been how to keep her and her mates all out of prison by doing anything, anything at all, to conceal their criminality.

She was a co founder of Dementia Voice; she is now its Chair and continues to support the strong links the organisation has with the University of the West of England’s Faculty of Health and Social Care. 

Professor Parsloe’s contribution to education and the region has been significant and important. As Chair of the North Bristol NHS Trust she has encouraged a very special relationship between the Faculty of Health and Social Care and the Trust.

Although that ended in tears two years after UWE honoured Phyllida; UWE honoured Phyllida the year after the Waterhouse Report was published.

 Here’s the geriatric moll:

Some of her contributions to academia:
 BBC News online, 14 May, 2003 

Trust Chairman Quits Over Debt

Phyllida Parsloe

Professor Parsloe has been chairman of NBT since 1999

The chair of a health trust which is £44.3m in debt has resigned.

Professor Phyllida Parsloe announced she was quitting the job as chair of North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) after disclosure of deficits at the trust’s two hospitals.

On Tuesday, she said she was resigning because, as chairman, she was ultimately accountable for the overspend.

An investigation by the local Strategic Health Authority into the debts is expected within a month.

‘Tremendous integrity’

Professor Parsloe said: “North Bristol NHS Trust has not lived up to the appropriate requirements of a public service body,”

“We have failed both to achieve a break-even year end financial position and to predict the extremely serious deficit we have now announced.”

The Trust’s recently-appointed chief executive, Sonia Mills, said: “I understand and respect the sentiments that Professor Parsloe has expressed today which have lead to her resignation.

“She has undertaken this role with tremendous integrity which is consistent with her actions today.”

‘Respect’

Anthea Millett, chair of the Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority, added: “‘Professor Parsloe has given long service to the NHS and we are very grateful for the work she has done over several years.

”As chairman, she considered that she carried overall responsibility for the performance of the organisation and I respect her decision to resign.”

Professor Parsloe had been chairman of NBT since it was formed from the merger of the two previous Frenchay and Southmead trusts in 1999.

She was previously the chair of the former Frenchay Healthcare NHS Trust.

The NHS in the south west of England has been very troubled for the past few years. There have been a spate of suicides of junior doctors which no-one has been able to explain, including docs in Bristol and the students at Bristol University have been dropping like lemmings. The student suicides have been the source of terrible publicity for Bristol University who stand accused of not giving sufficient support for students with mental health problems, but no-one has asked where the NHS was. One would have thought with Phyllida at the helm of both the NHS and Bristol University and with fingers in the pie which is UWE too, she ought to be asked about rather more than the NHS debt.

Phyllida is listed as a Trustee of the Sir Halley Stewart Trust, ‘a grant-giving charity that supports innovative and pioneering Social, Medical and Religious projects, to enable human flourishing and to prevent suffering’. Phyllida’s biography as supplied by the Sir Halley Stewart Trust reads:

Professor Phyllida Parsloe, BA, AAPSW, PhD 
Phyllida Parsloe has been a probation officer, psychiatric social worker and professor of social work. Since retirement she has chaired an NHS Hospital Trust and is involved with a number of voluntary agencies working with refugees and asylum seekers, older people and those with dementia. She serves as a Town Councillor and was previously Mayor of Thornbury, Bristol. She also chairs a local Community Centre.

Phyllida has been listed as a Director of numerous organisations:
CompanyName Company Status Role Appointed Appointment Status Assets
THORNBURY CARNIVAL C.I.C. Active Director 2013-04-03 UNTIL 2014-06-30 RESIGNED
RECOOP Active Director 2010-09-20 UNTIL 2015-11-23 RESIGNED
THORNBURY ARTS FESTIVAL TRUST Active Director 2010-05-07 UNTIL 2016-01-05 RESIGNED £46,492 equity
 Phyllida also appears on the Age UK Bristol website:

History of the Research Forum

The forum had its first meeting late in 1997. It was based on an idea put forward by Age Concern Bristol (now Age UK Bristol) Trustee, Professor Phyllida Parsloe that one of the functions of Age Concern Bristol, beyond delivering services and campaigning, should be to communicate the results of relevant policy research to planners, managers, service providers and users in the Bristol area.

So after a lifetime of telling people what to do with disastrous results, Phyllida is going to tell yet more people what to do.

About the Research Forum

From the start, the forum illustrated this principle by working alongside Brunelcare, a Bristol based organisation that has been involved for over sixty years in providing support for older people of limited means, ranging from home care through to residential care. Over the last twenty years, quarterly meetings have been held in premises run by Brunelcare.

Care has been taken to select researchers whose work is of practical relevance to practitioners and managers. Most of the speakers have been from the Bristol area (particularly from the two universities in the city), though limited funds have occasionally enabled the Forum organisers to call upon researchers from further afield. Some of the speakers are regular attendees at Forum meetings. This adds depth to the linkages between the research and the policy communities. To enhance this service, summaries of speakers’ presentations (together with e-mail contact addresses) are circulated to people on the Forum mailing list. In this way, the results of research are disseminated to a wider group of people than those who are able to be at a particular meeting. In addition, there is an Information Exchange standing item on the agenda for each meeting and informal opportunities to meet over coffee before and during the break.

We would not be believed if we claimed that visible consequences flowed from every one of the 50+ talks given so far, but some positive outcomes can be identified, for instance, in terms of good practice in relation to dementia care; and the researchers themselves have been able to discuss with people present the sensitive issue of access to staff or service users in future projects. Equally important, the discussion, comments and questions that flow from the presentations have a broader effect on the overall climate in which valuable work in support of older people is undertaken. One obvious measure of success of the Forum lies in the fact that since 1997 the numbers attending have, if anything, tended to rise. The organisers of the Forum do listen to the audience and try to respond to their concerns by identifying and calling upon well based research that addresses their preoccupations.

 While searching for gen on Phyllida’s pal Olive, I noticed this obituary for social worker Elwyn Owens in The Guardian’s ‘Other Lives’ column published in Nov 2015, written by his wife Jane Owens:
Elwyn Owens became chair of the British Association of Social Workers
Elwyn Owens: Chair of the British Association of Social Workers

 

My husband, Elwyn Owens, who has died of cancer aged 76, worked throughout his life to improve the lives of children and vulnerable people, first as a social worker and then in various managerial positions in social services, including with Barnardo’s and ChildLine.

Elwyn was born in Stockport, Cheshire, to Thomas Owens, a builder, and Gladys (also born Owens), a housewife. However, he spent most of his childhood near Mold, in north-east Wales. After leaving Mold Alun grammar school at 16, he worked at a brickworks and the blood bank, both formative experiences, and then studied theology at London Bible College. He initially joined the probation service, but after qualifying as a social worker at Manchester University he switched in 1966 to become a social worker with Liverpool city council, rising swiftly to become district personal services officer in Everton. There he managed a busy team in a community facing significant deprivation, tackling numerous challenges with energy, imagination and commitment.

A lectureship in social work at Liverpool University led Elwyn to become active in the British Association of Social Workers, of which he eventually became chair. In 1980 he moved down to London to become Barnardo’s divisional director in the capital, where he was an early advocate of giving children a voice.

After a decade at Barnardo’s, Elwyn moved to Wales in 1992 to work for ChildLine, establishing its regional office in Manchester. The following year he went freelance, working for a number of local authorities and voluntary organisations in Wales, north-west England and London, not only with children and vulnerable adults but also with the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, assessing and making recommendations on a wide range of grant applications.

Throughout his life he was always willing to face difficult issues and to find creative and balanced ways of responding to them. He was a skilful strategist and problem-solver who encouraged others to grow in confidence and to help themselves. All that he did was tempered with kindness, compassion and unfeigned respect.

He is survived by me, by his children, Stephen, Sarah and Jane, from his first marriage, to Pat (nee Hazlehurst), which ended in divorce.

As they say in Bethesda: ‘Jesus Christ…’

One of Richard Crossman’s guests at his DHSS Houseparties is described in Crossman’s ‘Diaries’ as a ‘great girl for birth control’. I presumed that this throwaway line was a description of a flibbertigibbet in the office to whom Crossman had taken a shine . No, the great girl for birth control was married to the lawyer for the Mirror newspaper and became a Labour peer. She cannot be summed up in a few lines, so I’ll leave the great girl for birth control for a future post discussing more of those with whom Crossman discussed Uganda at the DHSS.

Contraceptives at the ready, the boss has arrived, with a friend.

Richard Crossman

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Man Of Steel

While trawling for more information on the Jeremy Thorpe case recently, I found a clip from ‘Newsnight’, June 2018, in which Evan Davies interviewed David Steel about both Jeremy Thorpe and Cyril Smith. Steel adhered to his usual line of ‘I knew nuzzing…’ re Jeremy and stressed that as far as Cyril Smith went, there were only ‘allegations’ and that nothing has ever been proved. David Steel knows as well as I do that nothing was ever pro