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When blogging about Sir Peter Morrison, the celebrity with close Royal connections – his sister Dame Mary Morrison was Woman-of-the-Bedchamber to Lilibet – who molested kids in care in north Wales as well as in other places and Keith Best, the barrister and Tory MP for Anglesey, 1979-87, holding junior rank in the Welsh Office who was one of many colluding with Morrison, I have failed to flag up an important link. I do apologise, it was remiss of me, but there is such a mountain of information and so many connections to keep track of with regard to those we know and love that I discover several previously missed links every few hours.

Morrison and Best were both law graduates of Keble College, Oxford. Morrison was born in June 1944, Best born in June 1949. I knew years ago that Best, a snooty English TA officer from the south of England, won’t have arrived on Anglesey to put his name forward as a potential Tory Party candidate for the 1979 General Election for no good reason; Ynys Mon was hardly a suitable habitat for Keith Best and furthermore the Anglesey Conservative Association won’t have chosen him for no good reason. They were very keen on the idea of having Ann Widdecombe as their candidate, but Doris Karloff betrayed them and trotted off to stand in another seat where she thought that she had a greater chance of winning, although on that occasion she didn’t. See post ‘Doris Karloff – Honest About Her Expenses But Not Much Else’.

The then Marquess of Anglesey, George Charles Henry Victor Paget, 7th Marquess of Anglesey (8 October 1922 – 13 July 2013), styled Earl of Uxbridge until 1947, was a very influential figure in the Anglesey Conservative Party. Like Morrison and Morrison’s dad, the Marquess of Anglesey went to Eton, as did the 6th Duke of Westminster, Carlo’s friend, who was President of the City of Chester Conservative Association when Morrison, the MP for Chester, was molesting kids and the members of the association were openly gossiping about this. See previous posts.

I’m not sure if the Marquess of Anglesey was a close friend of Carlo, but when Carlo and Di arrived in Gwynedd on their Royal Visit in autumn 1981, they kipped at the Marquess’s place, Plas Newydd. He was Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd, 1983-89, so if he undertook those sorts of duties, he might well have hosted Carlo and Di anyway. They couldn’t have stayed in the Castle Hotel in Bangor, because the Gwynedd social workers sold the kids in care for sex in there and it would have been vulgar to flaunt it before Carlo so openly. The British Hotel employed Empowered Service Users to do the washing up for less than 50p/hour and their social workers assaulted them if they refused, so obviously no-one could risk Carlo and Di seeing that going on either. Carlo was Chancellor of UCNW, the institution acting as the vehicle for the gang that was behind these things, but he had to pretend that he didn’t know what was going on. So it was off to Plas Newydd for the night.

The 7th Marquess served as a church warden in one of the village churches on Anglesey. Gwilym Williams, the Bishop of Bangor, 1957-82 and the Archbishop of Wales, 1971-82, who also held an academic position in UCNW (see previous posts), was a paid up member of Dafydd’s gang. The former Bishop of Chester has been named as having abused children. As was Hugh Davies, the choirmaster and organist at St Asaph Cathedral, 1985-98, who in 2015 was imprisoned for child porn offences. There are also allegations that the former vicar of Llanberis was sexually assaulting boys and that his murder by a teenaged boy was an accidental death that resulted from the boy defending himself. See previous posts…

Anglesey Conservative Association told Doris that they were keen to have her because of her anti-abortion stance, but the anti-abortion stance of the Top Docs across north Wales was merely a result of their dedication to doing deals with Dafydd and the private abortionist in Chester, who was putting lives at risk. If girls and women agreed to pay, they were referred on demand to the butcher in Chester. If they didn’t have the money and asked for an NHS termination, they were told that they’d have to stay at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh to be ‘assessed’ by Dafydd, where they would be refused an abortion anyway and their baby would subsequently disappear, but no-one ever explained where. This was happening until the late 1980s, years after the 1967 Abortion Act. See eg. ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – not Arf’.

So who knows why Anglesey Conservative Association were keen to have Keith Best, a hard right Thatcherite who was pro-capital punishment. Shortly after he was elected, Best was involved in a car crash in which his personal assistant was killed. Best was driving at the time, but was not even charged yet alone executed.

Whereas Best was selected as a candidate under Thatch’s leadership, Morrison was selected in 1973, before Heath had been deposed. Patrick Cosgrave – a friend of George Thomas’s who maintained that he did not believe that Thomas was a child abuser (see previous posts) – wrote an obituary for Morrison which was published in the Indie, July 1995, after Morrison was found dead at his house in Belgravia:

In 1973 Peter Morrison secured the Conservative nomination for Chester, a seat which, as he regularly said in private as well as in public, suited him perfectly. At the centre of a thriving agricultural community, with a splendid cathedral, and populated in the main by the most traditional of Tories, Chester returned Morrison, aged 29, to the House of Commons as the youngest English MP in what was for the then Heath government the disastrous general election of February 1974.

By the time that Peter Morrison was elected as the MP for Chester, a paedophile ring had long been in existence in north Wales/Cheshire. Under Heath’s leadership, Morrison was selected for a Tory seat so safe that he won it in the General Election that saw Heath lose power. Morrison’s predecessor as the MP for Chester was the Tory Sir John Temple and he was preceded by Sir Basil Nield. Basil Nield was a barrister who was elected as the Tory MP for Chester in 1940. His appointment in 1956 as Recorder of Manchester led to the by-election that saw John Temple enter the House.

Sir Basil Nield was Recorded of Manchester, 1956-60. As a QC he was appointed as a judge to the newly formed Manchester Crown Court and to the High Court Bench in 1960. Nield had the distinction of serving in every Assize town in England and Wales and published an account of these in 1972. Basil Nield was the MP for Chester when Gwynne was at his lobotomising best and while Dafydd was still a medical student in Liverpool. Basil Nield was a friend of a young barrister at the time, George Carman QC, who until he moved to London after successfully defending Mr Thrope at the Old Bailey in 1979, lived in Cheshire and worked on the Northern Circuit. See post ‘No Ordinary Methods’. Carman was seriously corrupt, friends with bent coppers and outright gangsters and he colluded with Dafydd and the gang as well as with the wider Westminster Paedophile Ring throughout his entire career.

Cherie was a barrister in Carman’s Chambers until 1988 and Miranda was his pupil barrister.

The organised abuse in Cheshire overlapped with the organised abuse in Greater Manchester/Salford. When Morrison was elected for Chester in 1974, Dafydd and Gwynne were rapidly expanding business and would soon expand further when the Children Act 1975, engineered by Westminster Swinger Leo Abse with the help of the then Home Secretary Jim Callaghan (see post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country), resulted in hundreds of kids being sent into the care of Dafydd’s gang and linked gangs across the UK.

Richard Crossman, the Westminster Swinger who was also a very senior member of the security services, died in April 1974, but while he was Secretary of State at the DHSS, 1968-70, he used the Dept as nothing more than a vehicle to expand and embed organised abuse in the welfare system. Crossman’s legacy is still with us.

The organised abuse in Cheshire/Manchester was linked to Top Docs in Greater Manchester who were close to Dafydd. In 1974, Dafydd’s old friend and former boss who had run an abuse ring from his position at the Maudsley, Dr Bob Hobson, relocated to Manchester (see post ‘The Mentor’), where he joined Professor Hugh Freeman, Dr Michael Tarsh et al who had run the sex abuse ring in the Greater Manchester/Salford area for many years. See posts ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’ and ‘Theatre of the Absurd’. Dafydd’s mate Kenneth Rawnsley had been part of it until 1966, when Rawnsley was appointed Professor of Psychology Medicine at the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff. When Ken arrived there, he not only joined the Top Docs who concealed the crimes of George Thomas, Leo Abse et al in south Wales, but Professor Ken, by then being Mr Upholder Of Standards In Psychiatry for the whole of Wales, rubber-stamped the serious criminality in north Wales and told the world that the Training Of Staff and the quality of care in the Denbigh Dungeon was absolutely fine. This was why there was never a Public Inquiry into the North Wales Hospital, even though after the Ely Hospital Scandal blew up (see previous posts), Ely Hospital defended themselves by asking what the fuss was about because Denbigh was far worse. Kenneth Rawnsley’s wife Elinor Kapp was a child psychiatrist who was a founding Director of one of George Thomas’s medical charidees, which these days goes under the name of the City Hospice, now everyone pretends that they had never met George Thomas. See post ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’ for info on Rawnsley and his network.

There were organised abuse rings facilitated by Top Docs and Depts of Social Services, with support from a variety of academics, operating in virtually every part of the UK by the 1960s, but in the early 1970s they all linked up together to form one continuous network across the UK, which also fed into networks in Europe and in the US, as a result of pre-existing contacts that the abusers had there in high and low places. Medicine and academia are international and some of Gwynne the lobotomist’s and Dafydd’s buddies eg. Dr Wilfred Abse, made careers for themselves in the US (see post ‘O Jones, O Jones’). Bertrand Russell was a powerful member of the ring in north Wales who spent time himself abroad, including in the US and educated his children there (see post ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’). Ralph Schoenman, Russell’s Secretary, was an American who lived in Croesor and was disliked by the other radicals and activists in Gwynedd, but no-one mentioned why (see previous posts). Scores of the other Top Docs and academics who were members of the Westminster Paedophile Ring themselves, or who were protecting their mates who were, had international networks.

I have discussed in previous posts the farm worker in Somerset who lived near me when I was a kid who, I have been told, was linked to Dafydd’s gang and was spotting potential targets; he was American, it made him a novelty at the time. Then his friend arrived, a young American woman. Americans in Fiddington and Stogursey of all places, who turned up in 1974…

Someone told me the other day to think about the sort of things those Americans did when they made friends with my friends and I; they did things that we perceived as fun, such as taking us camping, on walks and bike rides etc, but they also asked us about our school all the time. I hated my school and I remember at the time wondering why Stuart and Janet were always on about that horrible hell hole when I did my best to forget that it existed when I wasn’t actually inside of it. So of course Stuart and his friend found out that our school employed a lot of teachers who weren’t very nice to us, who had poor relationships with the kids and who would never act if the kids were being targeted by predators and indeed might actually help the predators. Predators would have known that certain kids in certain schools in north Wales and other regions in which abuse rings were at work could also be targeted without anyone asking any questions.

I emphasise that I only even remembered all this the other day after someone told me that what was going on at the time was known by the police and the security services but it was not stopped. Stuart and his friends were the subject of police scrutiny because they were dealing in drugs; I am told that the police saw us going into Stuart’s house, they knew that we were off in the Quantocks camping with his mates and it really didn’t matter to them at all… After all, we were being sized up as to whether we were suitable targets for Dafydd’s international business supplying a whole variety of people including The Posh in a few years time.

Mr Thrope was busy in Devon at that time and in Oct 1975, a hitman tried to kill Norman Scott. See previous posts. It was the Avon and Somerset Police who refused to take Norman Scott seriously when he turned up at a police station – I think it was Bridgwater -distraught, after someone had tried to kill him.

Now everyone’s going to Bring Abusers To Justice. Don’t bother on my account police, I am absolutely not interested. I have only been persuaded to include this part of the story on the blog because someone who’s child died at the hands of this lot has told me that they would like to see someone prosecuted. So if anyone of that view wants to use my blog to help them, that is fine by me, I can accept that others disagree with me re prosecutions. However should someone try and made PR out of prosecuting anyone in relation to crimes committed against me, I’ll arrive in Court and offer to help their defence case. I don’t like people who leave me to die at the hands of a bunch of Top Doctors who doubled up as sex offenders and I have no intention of allowing them to make pompous statements about hunting down offenders on my behalf. Brown and a few other mates looked after me, no-one else. Got that clear police? You really did not want to know.

Stuart also befriended me when my grandpa was dying and info is coming into the blog that it was no coincidence that he did that. He knew that my grandfather had been a Tory activist who had political enemies because of his denouncement of Tories like Edward du Cann as crooks and the man on the far right of this pic as an unprincipled tosser:

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A leading Tory in Somerset and Avon during that Thatcher years was Chris Patten, the MP for Bath, 1979-92. Bath became notorious as being the site of the action re Sara Keays and Cecil Parkinson and the pregnancy in 1983. Sara Keays was from a Tory family in Bath and her dad Col Hastings Keays was seriously unimpressed with the treatment of his family by Thatch et al. See previous posts. I suspect that Col Keays was one of the Sir Buftons of whom there were so many in Somerset at the time, who didn’t actually know how bad some of those at the top of the Tory Party around Thatcher were. Like me, my closest friend had a granddad who was an old Tory of a Sir Herbert Gussett nature and she used to remark that her granddad would be appalled if he knew what those in Gov’t were like. At the time they were trying to murder Brown and me and were wrecking our careers, including hers. See eg. post ‘The Turn Of The Screw’.

The lowdown on Somerset life was known to those in High Places, including High Intellectual Places in the Tory Party because of Paul Johnson’s purchase of an estate at Over Stowey in the Quantocks in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Johnson’s son Cosmo was part of the lowlife. See previous posts. Charles Moore aka Lord Snooty also began spending a lot of time in Somerset during those years. Charles Moore was Editor of ‘The Spectator’, 1984-90, then Editor of the Sunday Torygraph, 1992-95. When the marital difficulties of Carlo and Di were discussed in the media in the early 1990s, Lord Snooty stated on ‘Newsnight’ that because he wished to protect the monarchy: “I believe in the importance of concealment in these matters and, if you like, hypocrisy.” Lord Snooty could have fairly asked for privacy re Carlo and Di, but er hypocrisy??? Lord Snooty knew what was happening to us at the hands of the gang and he knew that Carlo was colluding with others to conceal serious crime.

Lord Snooty was born in Hastings, Sussex. His family were Liberals; his dad stood as a Parliamentary candidate several times and his mum was a Liberal County Councillor for Sussex. Sussex was the location of the country homes of some of the Bloomsbury Set who had an outpost in Cwm Croesor in Gwynedd as a result of Amabel Strachey having married Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, an Anglo-Welsh landowner and the presence of Bertrand Russell nearby. See eg. ‘The Village’, ‘The Vermin Club’ and ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’. The members of Russell’s extended network were using the services of Dafydd and Gwynne.

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While at Eton in 1974, Lord Snooty wrote about his membership of the Liberal Party in the Eton Chronicle

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and also about his taste for Real Ale. During this period Lord Snooty was already a friend of Oliver Letwin, who also knew about much that has been discussed on this blog.

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Moore remained a Liberal into his early 20s, by which time he was at Trinity College Cambridge, with Letwin. The Trinity College which had been at the centre of an elite abuse ring for years, what with Carlo being a student there and Rab Butler being Master of Trinity and Trinity churning out gay spies who used their role in the security services to rape children and ensure that Dafydd and Gwynne et al were allowed to go their own sweet way unhindered. The Cambridge Apostles who evolved into so many of the spies who had their priorities wrong tended to be drawn from Trinity or King’s Colleges. See previous posts.

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Auberon Waugh worked with Charles Moore on ‘The Spectator’ and ‘The Sunday Telegraph’; Auberon lived at Combe Florey in Somerset and he knew about Dafydd et al.

It’s not even hypocritically protecting the Royal Family Moore you dipstick, this was/is serious organised crime you deluded stuck-up twat and witnesses were murdered. But then that is one reason why you won’t actually dare speak about it now publicly; you’ll be found dead rather than spending the rest of your life drinking brandy and pontificating with Letwin et al re the shortcomings of the lower orders.

 

Chris Patten will have had a ring side seat re the Sara Keays business and he will have known that the Bishop of Bath and Wells was concealing abusing clergy as well, including the Rev John F. Rigg of Bawdrip near Bridgwater. See previous posts. Rigg was still the vicar of Bawdrip when George Carey was Bishop of Bath and Wells.

Patten has been Chancellor of Oxford University since 2003. While in that role, his wife, Lady Lavender, acted as Patron for the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, which was established by Professor Mark Williams, while he was employed by Oxford University. Williams launched his Mindfulness fraud in the late 1980s when he worked with Dafydd and the gang in Bangor. See previous posts eg. ‘The Biggest Expert Of The Lot’.

Mark was joined at Oxford by Professor Tom Burns, who had previously worked with the Westminster Paedophile Ring at St George’s Hospital, where I told him what Dafydd et al were doing and Tom was good enough to tell me that he believed me, that psychiatry attracts disturbed people and it was a big problem. I never saw Tom again, but I later found out that he told another member of the ring that I wasn’t psychotic but I might have a paranoid personality disorder. Tom then used his knowledge of what had happened to me and my friends to get himself a Chair at Oxford. See previous posts.

Lavender is a barrister and in the 1970s she was a big supporter of the Anti-Apartheid Movement. Dafydd’s mate Lord David Ennals was Chairman of the AAM, 1960-64; David Steel, who concealed Cyril Smith’s assaults on children and knew a great deal more about Mr Thrope than he pretended, was President of the AAM 1966-70; and Dafydd and Tony Francis’s pal Professor Hugh Freeman’s big mate in Manchester, Professor Mervyn Susser and his wife Professor Zena Stein, were founders of the AAM. See post ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’.

Top Docs, social workers and others were concealing organised abuse in Oxfordshire, including Barbara Kahan and her child psychiatrist husband Dr Vladimir Kahan; Kahan was appointed as a children’s social work adviser to Sir Keith Joseph at the DHSS in the early 1970s and Kahan remained as a Gov’t adviser for many years. See post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’. Dame Rosemary Rue’s career was going nowhere until she worked as a Top Doc in a very junior capacity in a hell hole in Oxford where patients were being abused and then the sky was the limit. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ Richard Crossman’s mate Dame Isabel Graham Bryce was the Chairman of the Regional Health Board for Oxfordshire who was ignoring excesses nearly as bad as those at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and refusing to spend NHS funds on improving conditions, even when she was asked to; the funds were used for machines that go ping another other purposes. See post ‘The Naked Civil Servants’.

Prior to his appointment as Chancellor of Oxford, Chris Patten got in a bit of practise at another university which was concealing organised abuse, when he served as Chancellor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne University, 1999-09, years which covered the publication of the Waterhouse Report and the succeeding years when people shouted angrily that there had been an enormous cover-up. There ring in the North East had direct links to Dafydd’s gang and like the ring in north Wales/Cheshire, it went back many years.  The North East gang had supplied Dafydd’s gang with children and staff; Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth arrived at Bryn Estyn in 1973 from Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead. Miranda’s mate Ernest Armstrong, the Labour MP for North West Durham, 1964-87, had concealed the abuse at Axwell Park and elsewhere when he was a Sunderland Borough Councillor and Chair of the Education Committee. Armstrong was appointed Deputy Speaker in 1979, to Speaker George Thomas and then helped Miranda secure the nomination for the safe seat of Sedgefield… See post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’.

The Mr Big concealing all the crap from his fortress that was Newcastle-upon-Tyne University was the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Dafydd’s and Gwynne’s pal, psychiatrist and neurosurgeon Lord John Walton, who as President of the GMC, 1982-89, ensured that not one of the very serious complaints against Dafydd or Gwynne was investigated. The Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne was appointed Warden of Green College, Oxford in 1983 and remained in post until 1989. See previous posts for the many senior roles and rewards that the Bastard clocked up for allowing the gang rape of children and murder of witnesses.

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Patten had himself been a student at Balliol, Oxford – as had George Carman QC – which in the late 1930s, had educated Ted Heath, Denis Healey and Woy Jenkins, all at the same time. Woy was a Westminster Swinger himself, allegations are swirling that Ted was as well and Healey was a nasty old bugger who concealed it all in order to remain in power. See previous posts.

After graduating in 1965 and winning a Coolidge travelling scholarship to the US, Patten worked for the campaign of then-Republican New York Mayor John Lindsay. John Vliet Lindsay (November 24, 1921-December 19, 2000) was a politician, lawyer, and broadcaster. During his political career, Lindsay served as a member of the US House of Representatives, Jan 1959-Dec 1965; Mayor of New York City, Jan 1966-Dec 1973; and after switching from the Republican to the Democratic Party in 1971, launched a brief and unsuccessful bid for the 1972 Democratic Presidential nomination as well as the 1980 Democratic nomination for Senator from New York. After leaving office, Lindsay returned to work in the legal profession, but remained in the public eye as a commentator and regular guest host for ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’. John Lindsay died in Dec 2000. 

Chris Patten worked for the Conservative Party from 1966, first as desk officer and then as Director of the Conservative Research Dept, 1974-79. Matthew Parris worked in that Dept in the 1970s and stated that it was dominated by gay men, one of the senior members of staff spending much of his time cruising on public transport in London. Parris also wrote about group summer holidays taken by staff of the Conservative Research Dept to a venue in Italy known as the ‘villa of shame’, where a good time was had by all, with ‘willing boys’ who were supplied from an unidentified source.

Patten was the Conservative Party candidate for Lambeth Central at the Feb 1974 General Election, but lost to the Labour candidate, Marcus Lipton. By 1974, a huge paedophile/trafficking ring, linked to Dafydd’s gang, was in operation across the whole of south London. All MPs were colluding, but Dafydd et al really were in clover after Lipton died in 1978 and Dafydd’s mate John Tilley succeeded Lipton as the Labour MP for Lambeth Central. Tilley had previously served as the Leader of Wandsworth Borough Council, which, in collaboration with St George’s Hospital, was facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’. Tilley was a graduate of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, who arrived in south London and busied himself settling into and organising the local authorities down there just before John Allen opened the Bryn Alyn Community, to which numerous kids in care from south London would be sent.

Patten was a junior Minister for the N Ireland Office, June 1983-Sept 1985, under N Ireland Secretaries Jim Prior and Douglas Hurd. Patten from Somerset arrived in that post as I and Brown, from Somerset, were targeted by the gang and had been placed under surveillance by the security services. My post ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’ discussed the lazy, dim Jim Prior and his collusion with organised abuse in East Anglia (along with David Ennals and friends) before he ever arrived at the N Ireland Office, as well as his complete lack of interest in, or effort with regard to, the civil war that was taking place in N Ireland and of course the fall-out from the criminal activities at the Kincora Boys’ Home. Hurd succeeded Prior and used his position in the security services to conceal the enormity of the wrongdoing in N Ireland, which was linked to Dafydd’s gang. Hurd was the nephew of a Cambridge botanist who knew one of Profs at UCNW who was colluding with Dafydd’s gang (see post ‘Additional Security Measures) and Hurd was also a friend of Alan Barker, Trumpers’ husband. See post ’95 Glorious Years!’ Trumpers was friends with Rab Butler, concealed the elite paedophile ring based at Trinity College, Cambridge and even managed to make friends with Jimmy Savile and then, in her capacity as a junior Health Minister, appoint him to the general management task force of Broadmoor. See posts ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’ and ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’.

After N Ireland, Hurd served as Home Secretary, during which time he was party to the most serious criminality in north Wales. See eg. ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How Many Kids Have You Killed Today?’

Then Patten served as Minister of State in the DES, Sept 1985-Sept 1986, under Secretaries of State Keith Joseph and then Kenneth Baker. The DES at that time ignored serious complaints re kids being abused, particularly SEN kids or kids in residential schools/children’s homes, including in north Wales. Previous posts have explained how Keith Joseph had access to information about Brown and I that we had not given him when we wrote to him about student finance in 1984 and how I suspect that Kenneth Baker was involved in the conspiracy to frame and imprison F in 1986.

On 22 July 1986, Iain Muir, Deputy Headmaster of the Bryn Alyn Community School, was convicted in the Crown Court at Mold of unlawful sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 16, for which he received a sentence of six months imprisonment. The victim was resident at the school for just over three years and was 15 years old when she left.

My house-mate Anne Vernon was killed by the gang in April 1986 and some weeks later, Dr D.G.E. Wood yelled at me that there was nothing for me in north Wales anymore and that I should go somewhere else ‘forget about everything that has happened here and begin a new life’. I went to London in Sept 1986 – not on Wood’s advice, but because I began a Master’s degree – and the gang went after me as well as my friends.

Patten was Minister for Overseas Development at the FCO, Sept 1986-1989. In 1989, he was promoted to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for the Environment and became responsible for the Poll Tax, the policy that is often attributed to having led to the downfall of Thatch. Whether Patten just misjudged or whether he wanted to do us all a favour is not clear. Patten also introduced, and steered through Parliament, the major legislation that became the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Patten served as Chairman of the BBC Trust, 2011-14. In October 2012, ITV broadcast a documentary revealing that the late Savile had been a serial child-abuser and rapist. Police subsequently received more than 400 complaints from alleged former victims. After an initially faltering response, the BBC announced the setting up of two independently-led inquiries, one to examine why the BBC’s Newsnight programme had dropped its own investigation into Savile in 2011 and a second inquiry into the BBC’s “culture and practices” in the years that Savile worked there and whether BBC child-protection and whistleblowing policies were good enough.

On 28 October an article by Patten, as Chairman of the BBC Trust, appeared in the Mail on Sunday newspaper in which he reiterated a public apology over the Savile affair. Patten said “Today, like many who work for the BBC, I feel a sense of particular remorse that abused women spoke to Newsnight, presumably at great personal pain, yet did not have their stories told as they expected. On behalf of the BBC, I apologise unreservedly”. He went on to say “The BBC risks squandering public trust because one of its stars over three decades was apparently a sexual criminal; because he used his programme and popularity as a cover for his wickedness; because he used BBC premises for some of his attacks; and because others – BBC employees and hangers-on – may also have been involved.” Patten posed the question “Can it really be the case that no one knew what he was doing?” Patten said Savile had been “received into the heart of the Establishment; feted from Chequers to the Vatican; friend to Royals and editors. How did we let it happen? And could someone like this con us all again?” Patten declared “The BBC must tell the truth and face up to the truth about itself, however terrible”.

Chris Patten, a Roman Catholic, was for more than 30 years variously a Tory Party employee, activist, MP, Minister and Party Chairman.

Here’s Thatch with one of her close friends who personally lobbied for him to be given a knighthood, although she was told that if this were to happen, his ‘private life’ ran the risk of bringing the honours system into disrepute:

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Chris Patten received national recognition for his services by appointment as Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in the 1998 New Year Honours. He was given a peerage in Jan 2005.

After Patten lost his own seat in 1992, although he had organised the Tory Party campaign strategy that won them the General Election, he was appointed Guv’nor of Hong Kong, where he acquired the nickname of Fat Pang.

 

[Peter] Morrison staked out a position for himself on the right wing of the political spectrum. His highly restrictive attitude on immigration – on which he mercilessly harried Roy Jenkins

Woy the Westminster Swinger. Political differences between this lot were irrelevant, these were not principled people and their political interests were eclipsed by their criminal interests and interests in having sex with kids and other people who didn’t want to have sex with them.

– was representative of a strong stream of opinion within the party, as was his strenuous determination to root out social security fraud.

I remember the Scroungers discourse well.

He was fiercely opposed to any proffered schemes for proportional representation, and urgent in his pleas for the restoration of capital punishment.

I am not in favour of capital punishment but among those people who are, those who have committed sex offences against children are often cited as being deserving of the death penalty. Ironically Morrison himself was found dead in his Belgravia house in his early 50s with no convincing explanation for his death being supplied. Sir Peter had joined the First Sea Lord in the Golden Ring in the Sky:

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He favoured a system of vouchers for education and at one time tried to set up a magazine for the assistance of Conservative school governors.

Sir Peter was taking an interest in those who ran schools then.

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But Morrison’s drift away from Edward Heath was less because of his advocacy of these causes than because of his generally critical attitude to the economic policies of the former prime minister and, above all, because of his passionate hostility to any form of Scottish devolution, a cause which for some time Heath favoured. This made him a natural ally of Margaret Thatcher and, over the years, their relationship deepened.
Morrison was one of the few Tories to encourage Thatch and then robustly support her to stand for the Tory leadership, which she won in Feb 1975. A relative of mine had hosted Thatch to lunch when Thatch dropped in on the Bridgwater Conservative Ladies Luncheon Club not long before Morrison told Thatch to go for the leadership…
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Thatcher has always prized loyalty to herself as being among the prime political virtues, and, from beginning to end, Morrison was the most loyal of the loyal. Indeed, his last ministerial post, in 1990, was as her Parliamentary Private Secretary.

Morrison being a mate of Thatch and of the Royal Family meant that anything, anything at all, could be done to the proles in north Wales by Dafydd and Gwynne and it would not be investigated.

Ten years previously he had effected a reconciliation between her and his formidable father, Lord Margadale. Margadale, squire of Fonthill, in Wiltshire (and made a peer in 1964), had, as John Morrison, been MP for Salisbury and Chairman of the 1922 Committee; he had campaigned from the Lords against Thatcher in the leadership battle of 1975, while Peter’s brother Charles, MP for Devizes, was like their father, on the side of Edward Heath.

It didn’t matter. They all occupied the same sty, as did their political opponents:

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A hopeless sex offender, but Keble College kept him hanging around and soon welcomed Keith Best into the fold.

After entering the Commons, he served a long apprenticeship in the whips’ office. For three years in opposition he was an assistant whip, and in 1979 he was put in charge of pairing. He made no secret of his desire to become Chief Whip, but his ministerial career took a different turn when he was sent to the Department of Employment as Parliamentary Under- Secretary in 1981.

Morrison’s Secretary of State at the Dept of Employment was Tom King:

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He was Minister of State at Trade and Industry for a year and held the same rank at Energy until 1990.

In 1986, however, he became a deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, where it was thought that his combination of administrative ability, grass-roots knowledge

Knowledge of serious organised crime, including that directed at those in north Wales, of which one was me. When my house-mate Anne Vernon was killed by the gang in April 1986, Morrison was at the DTI under Secretary of State Paul Channon – who’s own daughter Olivia died from an overdose at Oxford after a drug-fuelled party; her friends having abandoned her when they realised that she was dying (see post ‘Is The Party Over Yet?’). Morrison was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Tory Party in Sept 1986, which was the month that I left north Wales to begin my MSc at Hammersmith Hospital. I was tracked all the time by the gang. I stayed with my friends at their flat in Bethnal Green when I first arrived in London and they were subsequently visited and threatened by thugs and nasties and then gangsters. See eg. ‘The Turn Of The Screw’.

Patient F was assaulted by the police, framed, imprisoned and then illegally detained for a year in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh by Dafydd and the gang in 1986 after confronting social workers about their mistreatment of boys in the Ty Newydd children’s home in Bangor, but I didn’t know him at the time.

and persuasive charm would serve the organisation well. He was immediately in conflict with both the Federation of Conservative Students (which he later abolished) and the Young Conservatives. Both organisations irked him because of their lack of discipline, for discipline was high on the list of Morrison’s requirements.

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But it was the sartorial inelegance of the younger generation that annoyed him as much as – if not more than – any criticism of the party line.
His work at Central Office has an uncertain reputation,
The harsh reality will never have been made known.
but he did receive the warm praise of Norman Tebbit, who is no mean judge in these matters.
Tebbit has since admitted that it was widely known that Morrison was abusing children and perhaps the Tory Party didn’t take the matter as seriously as it should. You took it seriously enough to go to any lengths to conceal it Tebbs, including the destruction of witnesses lives, framing them for serious offences and failing to investigate when they were found dead even in the most suspicious of circumstances.
In any event, when [Morrison] was made PPS to the Prime Minister it was not generally seen as a demotion. Rather, most of those well placed to judge concluded that she was strengthening her praetorian guard as her political position weakened.
Thatch strengthened her guard by appointing a serial child molester close to the Royal Family who was a member of Dafydd’s gang as her PPS. Morrison was appointed Thatch’s PPS on 23 July 1990. By that time I was working at St George’s Hospital, where my senior colleagues were in touch with Dafydd and facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring; the offer of the job there was a trap of which I was unaware until recently. My post ‘The Bitterest Pill’ details a series of High Court cases brought against me in quick succession during the first half of 1990 by Gwynedd Social Services and Gwynedd Health Authority, as a result of conspiracy between those two organisations and the Welsh Office. In each case, perjury and forgery was involved and one case took place at Leeds High Court, although I lived in Bethesda and the Presiding judge, Sir John Kay, worked on the Northern Circuit and was known to George Carman.

One of the cases took place in July 10 1990, when Gwynedd Social Services took me to Court in Chester and attempted to have me imprisoned on numerous charges of breaching the High Court injunction that they had obtained against me from Sir John Kay in May 1990, on the basis of the perjury of two Gwynedd social workers, Keith Fearns and Jackie Brandt. When I appeared at Chester Court, Fearns, Brandt and their social worker colleague Maggie Fookes, as well as their CPN colleague Bob Ingham, perjured themselves to such an extent that something like 13 or 14 charges against me were thrown out. The Presiding judge, Justice John Roch – he later became Lord Justice Roch – helpfully asked if they would like more time to rewrite their statements, presumably in order to get their stories straight. Their barrister politely turned down the request, but why I have no idea. My post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ provides details of: the perjury; the forged documents, which included a forged letter from a Top Doc, Carl Littlejohns, who had previously been employed at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh; the collusion of the Welsh Office with Ron Evans, the bent lawyer employed by Gwynedd County Council; and the sudden change of judge and Court of which my barrister Suzanne Evans was not told. She was sent to the wrong Court and arrived late and stressed for my case and did not have time to meet me properly. Ron Evans’s daughter was a lawyer who entered the Civil Service and by 2010 was Peter Mandelson’s senior aide.

Suzanne Evans knew that there had obviously been an attempt to rig the trial; she was a young, unknown barrister and after it became clear that industrial scale perjury had been exposed, Roch became very angry with her, rather than the perjurers. He shouted at Suzanne and she was clearly intimidated; as was I, I realised that we were dealing with a madman who was ignoring the obvious lies of four witnesses. Suzanne Evans however has gone on to forge a nice career for herself in the Family Courts having rolled over for a gang of paedophiles (see previous posts), so it was clearly worth it.

Thirteen days later on 23 July 1990, Peter Morrison was appointed as PPS to Thatch…

When my friend Anne was killed in April 1986, those we know and love would have known that Ian Muir, the Deputy Head of Bryn Alyn Community School would be standing trial for having sex with one of the pupils, for which he was jailed in July 1986.

Morrison suddenly seemed to lose his touch, hitherto a very certain one, in party matters.

I doubt that he had ever been that good, he held his position for reasons other than ability.

He took far too much for granted and was singularly lacking in the pursuit of doubtful votes in the leadership challenge mounted by Michael Heseltine in 1990:

Heseltine was familiar with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, Mr Thrope’s activities in Devon and Dafydd’s gang, being someone who grew up in Swansea and who’s first seat was in Tavistock, Devon, 1966-74. Heseltine tried to capitalise on the Westland Affair in 1986, knowing that Janet Mitchell, an engineer who worked at Westland, knew me and some of what had happened to me in north Wales and Heseltine also knew that I was related to and knew other people involved in politics in the West Country. See eg. ‘Those Who Are Ready To Serve’. Heseltine also had something to do with Sir Anthony Meyer’s ‘stalking horse’ challenge to Thatch in 1989. Meyer was Of Dafydd, as indeed were all the Tories in his constituency party, although the party was split and they were all at war with each other and he knew what was happening to me and my friends. Meyer was a supporter of Heseltine and hated Thatch; he expected Heseltine to come forward as the serious challenger to Thatch after he put himself up as the joke challenger. Heseletine didn’t do this, but it was never explained why. See previous posts.

Heseltine, was it because in 1989, my friends and I all were still young professionals working in academia and the media, but by the time that you did challenge Thatch at the end of 1990, our careers had been destroyed, we had been smeared and in my case framed for criminal offences, so had any of us popped up with allegations of a sordid deal on behalf of you and your buddies we would not have been listened to?

Heseltine challenged Thatch for the Leadership on 14 Nov 1990. By that time I had been virtually forced out of my job at St George’s and I was trying to find another job. I later found out that St George’s were writing me bad references; the idea was that I should be forced out of medical research and indeed any professional work per se. Thatch resigned on 28 Nov 1990. In Dec 1990 I was arrested in south London on the basis of the perjury of Drs Tony and Sadie Francis. There followed over the next four months a series of attempts by the Drs Francis to have me imprisoned, on one occasion at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand. Only the best for me. The MDU who supplied their lawyers knew that the Drs Francis had perjured themselves and that I had made very serious allegations about the abuse of patients and criminality in north Wales. The MDU lawyer, Ann Ball and the MDU barrister, Sir Robert Francis QC, also knew this. No-one raised any concerns, although Ann Ball had advised Tony and Sadie Francis no to go ahead with the cases against me because they did not have the evidence for their allegations. They pressed on regardless and in the event, the lawyers were happy to lie in Court. See previous posts.

Heseltine did not become PM, John Major did. Who also knew what was happening in north Wales and to me and used it for his own gain.

‘I’m Vewy Wowwied About The Future Of The Countwy.’

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‘I Was A Boy From Brixton Who Came Up The Hard Way.’

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Alan Clark claims to have found [Morrison] asleep in his office at a critical point when the walls of the Thatcher battle order were crumbling. When Thatcher went down, Morrison went down with her. A man of considerable personal wealth and real business acumen,

I really would like to know what Morrison’s business interests were.

Morrison had all the resources necessary to stake out an independent political position, but his views were all set out in his first year or so in Parliament, and once he mounted the Thatcher bandwagon he never doubted the correctness of its course. Just as he had won his seat in a bad Tory year in 1974, so he retired from it in an unexpectedly good Tory year, in 1992.

By 1992 the huge cover-up was firmly in place, more witnesses had been found dead and I and two of my friends had had our careers wrecked.

Had Margaret Thatcher survived, he might have gone on to greater things. As it was he will be remembered as an affable right-winger, blessed with money and charm, but without that extra degree of courage, and that extra ingredient of luck, that is required to reach the front rank.

Peter Hugh Morrison, politician: born Fonthill, Wiltshire 2 June 1944; PC 1988; Kt 1990; MP (Conservative) for Chester 1974-92; an Opposition Whip 1976-79; a Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury and Government Pairing Whip 1979-81; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Employment 1981-83, Minister of State 1983-85; Minister of State, DTI 1985-86; Deputy Chairman, Conservative Party 1986-89; Minister of State, Department of Energy 1987-90; PPS to the Prime Minister 1990; died London 13 July 1995.

 

Keith Best was born in Brighton and was educated at Brighton College and Keble College, before becoming a barrister Territorial Army Royal Horse Artillery 289 Para Bty and Royal Artillery in airborne and commando forces and as a Naval Gunfire Support Liaison Officer, 1967–89.

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster, joined the Territorial Army (TA) in 1970 as a trooper and subsequently enjoyed a splendid military career in the TA after officer training at Sandhurst. Gerald owned an estate in Cheshire, as well as other estates and most of Belgravia; he served as the President of the City of Chester Conservative Association while Peter Morrison was their MP. I was told some months ago that Morrison had been sexually abused as a child by Gerald’s father, the 5th Duke, Robert Grosvenor, who lived at the family seat in N Ireland and served as the MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, 1955-64. See previous posts.

Boys from Bryn Estyn were taken to the Duke’s estate in Cheshire for work experience and refused to return but wouldn’t explain why. Gerald’s life touched Dafydd’s and the gang’s repeatedly, he was Patron of many charidees with which Dafydd’s network were involved. See previous posts.

Gerald’s family had an historical link with St George’s Hospital and when the St George’s Hyde Park site was flogged after St George’s relocated to Tooting, Gerald asked Thatch for the Hyde Park site – which belonged to the NHS – to be given to him on the grounds that his ancestors had donated it in the 18th century. It was worth a bomb, being a piece of Knightsbridge real estate, so Thatch agreed that Gerald could buy it from the NHS for £6000. In return for the shafting of that group of grads from UCNW and their friends who knew that I had complained about Gwynne, Dafydd and the gang, a central part of the plan being to offer me a job at St George’s where my senior colleagues were running the Westminster Paedophile Ring and ensure that I would be then forced out of medical research for good by them.

Gerald was a good friend of Carlo, Chancellor of UCNW.

The Lord Kelvedon aka Paul Channon, Morrison’s boss when Anne was killed. Channon was a member of the Guinness family.
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In 1979 Sabrina Guinness had a romance with Carlo:

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It was said that Carlo proposed to Sabrina but she turned him down on the grounds that life as a member of that family would be more trouble than it was worth. In 2014 Sabrina married the playwright Tom Stoppard. Tom’s first wife was the legendary Miriam, advert for HRT and agony auntie of tabloid fame. Miriam Stoppard began life as an Angel in Newcastle and became a famous media doc and dispenser of orders to other women on the basis of the knowledge that she gained of the criminality being concealed by the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and his pals in north Wales and the links to High Society in Knightsbridge. Miriam is the auntie of Baroness Oona King, another Baroness who lived on the streets with the best, the Baroness having gone to school with Uncle Harry’s nephews, all of them at the bottom of society together. See previous posts for info on the Stoppards and Oona.

Oona likes to tell media interviewers that the streets from which she came were so mean that when she told her teacher that she wanted to be PM, they told her to be a librarian instead. Well Oona, Brown’s mum was told by his careers teacher that there were good opportunities in wet fish no less and when I told a careers teacher that I wanted to do a degree in zoology, he told me that you had to be ever so clever to go to a Poly but I might be OK for agricultural college. Do Brown and me have traumas over this now? No, we piss ourselves laughing.

Five years later Oona, just before I took my finals, a disgusting old lobotomist propositioned me and his mates who were running a trafficking racket then came after me. They were the people upon whom your Auntie Miriam built her career after agreeing to keep quiet about them and Uncle Harry was mates with them; Uncle Harry’s nephews did some pretty disgusting things as well, along with Uncle Harry’s criminal colleagues, in their joint quest to become PM.

Camden:

The Cornhill, Bridgwater:

The Cornhill is a nice building, the famous bit of Bridgwater. When we were teenagers, the boys would refuse to go to the public bogs below the Cornhill because they were propositioned by Dirty Old Men in there. The old geezers of Bridgwater installed a load of comfy armchairs under the Cornhill where they would sit on a Saturday afternoon and smoke No 6 fags. Some of the old geezers hanging around the Cornhill had been ruined by the Top Doctors of Tone Vale, the asylum in Taunton. The Cornhill used to have a market next to it where people who couldn’t afford to go into Marks and Spencer could buy clothes with St Michael labels on at a greatly reduced price. I wonder how that was managed?

They were much nicer on the market stalls than they were in Marks & Spencer. The old trouts in M&S ordered the store detective to follow Brown and I around the shop because we laughed at the ‘lingerie’. There were huge pairs of armpit knickers on display with a label saying ‘briefs’ and Brown said ‘look how brief those are’, I started laughing and that was it, aggro.

The wet fish advice from Brown’s teacher was a bit puzzling because there was only one fish shop in Bridgwater, MacFisheries and it closed down anyway. Brown would have been out of a job if he’d followed the careers advice.

 

Sabrina Guinness’s sister Julia Samuel is one of the godparents of Prince George, as is the 7th Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor, the son of Gerald, the 6th Duke. Julia is a psychotherapist specialising in grief and worked as a bereavement counsellor in the NHS paediatrics department of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, where she pioneered the role of maternity and paediatric psychotherapist. In 1994 Julia helped launch and establish Child Bereavement UK and as Founder Patron, continues to play an active role in the charity.

Prince George’s dad William was born at St Mary’s Paddington, where he was delivered by Royal Top Doc Sir George Pinker, a friend and colleague of Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain, one of those at St George’s facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See post ‘Wimmin’s Wellbeing -The Fortnum and Mason Connection’.

Diana crashed in Aug 1997, during the Waterhouse Inquiry. Anyone for bereavement counselling?

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Julia is married to Michael Samuel, of the Hill Samuel banking family. Dafydd’s mate Prof Robert Bluglass’s father was Henry Bluglass, the Chief Accountant of M Samuel & Co. In 1965, M. Samuel & Co. merged with Philip Hill, Higginson, Erlanger’s Limited to form Hill Samuel & Co. Limited. In 1985, Hill Samuel Australia was restructured as Macquarie Bank Ltd. In 1987, Hill Samuel was taken over by TSB Group plc. By 1995, the merger of TSB Group plc and Lloyds Bank led Hill Samuel to become a subsidiary of Lloyds TSB, now restructured and renamed as Lloyds Banking Group. Lord Kenyon, President of UCNW, 1947-82, was a Director of Lloyds Bank. See post ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’.

Lord Kenyon’s son, Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon, was known to be sexually abusing at least one boy in care in north Wales. Thomas never faced any charges and died from an HIV related condition in 1993. See previous posts…

Julia was appointed MBE in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to bereaved parents of babies.

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Julia is a Vice President of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, an organisation to which many of the abusive therapists in north Wales and elsewhere belong.

 

Re Gerald Grosvenor and the TA: in April 1992, Grosvenor was appointed Lt Col and then Col in Dec 1994. He was promoted to Brigadier in Jan 2000, one month before the publication of the Waterhouse Report and in 2004, Gerald was appointed to the new post of Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets) with promotion to the rank of Major-General. In March 2007, the Duke handed over this responsibility in the wake of the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal in which Gerald was involved. See previous posts. Having been named as someone who was paying an absolute fortune for the services of high class call girls for which the Duke went all the way to the US, the Duke became Deputy Commander, Land Forces (Reserves) in May 2011. In 2011 Operational Pallial was launched to reinvestigate the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Tony Francis killed himself in 2012, which was the year that Gerald decided to retire from the Armed Forces.

Brown’s dad was an officer in the TA, then served in the regular Army – Col Brown was one of the few TA officers to keep his rank when he transferred from the TA into the regular Army – then when he was older and chilling out, he transferred back to the TA again, retaining his rank. Col Brown was found dead during the Waterhouse Inquiry.

Despite the Duke’s very poor educational attainments, he was given several honorary degrees and fellowships in later life and ‘took an outward looking interest in youth’. The Duke was Director of the International Students Trust, 1976-93, Pro-Chancellor of Keele University, 1986-93, Chancellor of Manchester Met, 1992-2002 and Chancellor of the University of Chester, 1995, serving until his death in 2016.

Gerald Grosvenor was a supporter of, and a committee member for, the Prince’s Trust, as well as Patron of the Trust for North West England from 2001.

The Duke of Westminster died on 9 August 2016 at the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire, after suffering a heart attack at his Abbeystead estate. Ah the doctors they were wonderful and although they always do their best, they can’t save everyone. Particularly those who have spilt the paedophiles’ pints or indeed key supporters of the gang if it looks as though the police might be knocking on doors. Dafydd and Lucille are in their late 80s; their longevity is no doubt entirely due to them keeping fit, watching their weight and not smoking. Dafydd was an alkie for years and was also ripped to the tits on class A drugs, but he seems to have survived those excesses.

See previous posts for further details of the 6th Duke, his friends and family and the close relationship between him and Carlo.

 

Keith Best served as a Brighton Borough Councillor, 1976–80. John Allen owned brothels in Brighton to which he trafficked kids in care from children’s homes in north Wales. East Sussex had been a centre of activity for Dafydd and Gwynne’s network for decades as a result of members of the Bloomsbury Group having links with the Welsh Blooomsbury Set who had second homes at Cwm Croesor and were mates with Bertrand Russell and Clough and Amabel Williams-Ellis. See eg. ‘The Village’, ‘The Vermin Club’ and ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’.

Lord Asa Briggs, Harold Wilson’s mate who worked for the security services and served as VC of Sussex University (see previous posts), concealed the wrongdoing of the Brighton branch of Dafydd’s gang. Merfyn Jones, VC of Bangor University, 2004-10, seriously pissed Asa off when he and two of his friends, as students at Sussex in 1967, threw red paint over a visiting US official in an anti-Vietnam protest. Asa made a nuisance of himself for ever after. See post ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’.

 

Keith Best was selected as the Tory candidate for Anglesey in the run-up to Mr Thrope’s Old Bailey trial and when Dafydd’s gang were in hot pursuit of Mary Wynch. Best was forced to resign as MP in 1987 as a result of him being prosecuted after making multiple illegal applications for BT shares and then being jailed for a brief time. Public life and indeed charidee work continued for Keith, however.

In 1987 Best became the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Federalist Movement, a position in which he remains. Best is the former Chair of Parliamentarians Global Action. A deeply humane and charitable man, Keith Best was Director of Prisoners Abroad, 1989-93 and Chief Executive of the Immigration Advisory Service, 1993–2009. He was Chairman of the Council of the Electoral Reform Society, 1998–2003 and served on its Council for fifteen years. Best was Chairman of Electoral Reform International Services Ltd 2004-14 and is Chairman of Conservative Action for Electoral Reform.

The enormous quantity of green paint of the Renault is illustrated by Best’s role leading the charidee SurvivorsUK, 2015-2018. SurvivorsUK is a charidee established to help male survivors of rape and sexual abuse. It is not only a source of wonder that anyone appointed Best to this position but no-one has actually publicised the fact that as MP for Anglesey and a minion in the Welsh Office, Keith Lander Best concealed a paedophile/trafficking ring which targeted boys.

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The SurvivorsUK website provides this account of their history:

SurvivorsUK was founded in 1986 by Martin Dockrell and Richie McMullen. In their work with other organisations (Martin as a helpline worker at Lesbian and Gay Switchboard and Richie as the Director of Streetwise, a charity for male sex workers) they had taken calls from male survivors of rape, and had identified the lack of an appropriate service for these callers. From this, the idea for SurvivorsUK was born as a helpline service. Charitable and company status was attained in 1989.

In 1993 a Survivors Counselling Service was developed at Wharfside Clinic, St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. In the following year a three year grant for core funding was received from the Department of Health. Between 1996 and 1999, the Survivors UK Helpline was open for three 3 evenings each week and groups were being run from the Globe Centre, Mile End. In 1998 a multi-agency group was formed with Metropolitan Police focusing on Adult Male Survivors of Sexual Assault.

1999 saw the launch of the SurvivorsUK National Male Rape Training Initiative Project started with funding from the Department of Health and the Community Fund. Core services were part-funded by the Lloyds TSB Foundation, and the Helpline moved from workers’ own homes into premises at the CABOT Centre, Kings Cross. A grant was received from the Charities Aid Foundation to develop a fundraising strategy, and employ a fundraiser.

In 2000 the SurvivorsUK National Male Survivors Centre Project began, securing a home for the organisation and funded by the Department of Health. Core funding was secured from the City Parochial Foundation & Esmee Fairbairn. Rent and running costs for the next two years of the National Male Survivors Centre Project was received from the Lloyds TSB Foundation and in 2002 the National Male Survivors Centre opened in London Bridge.

Over the following years the services delivered by the organisation grew quantitatively in a reactive manner and further funding was secured through a series of Section 64 grants from the Department of Health and trust funding from The City Parochial Foundation, Allen Lane Foundation and Lloyds TSB. The organisation remained in London Bridge and moved premises from Swan Court to Morrocco Street in 2006.

In 2006 SurvivorsUK received 3 years funding from the Big Lottery to secure the Operations Manager post and part fund the core costs of service delivery. The organisation was invited to participate on the Metropolitan Police Operation Sapphire Advisory Board and on the Home Office Stakeholders Advisory Panel for Rape and Sexual Crime. In 2007 further trust funding was secured from The Tudor Trust and The Rayne Foundation to secure the Clinical Services Manager post and cover a shortfall in core costs. Additional funding was secured from the Home Office Victims Fund.

In 2009 the organisation moved into its dedicated service centre in Holborn, central London. At the same time, 5 year funding from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities programme and a further 2 years funding from the Tudor Trust was won, securing the salary costs of the organisation. Additional funding from the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office have stabilized the charity’s finances and allowed for a program of strengthening and development to be instituted.

2011 marked the 25th anniversary of SurvivorsUK operations and the charity delivered a series of fundraising and awareness building events including a gala concert featuring Lesley Garrett, Ian Shaw, Meow Meow, The London Gay Men’s Chorus and many others. This in combination with a landmark art event and participation in several London running events raised in excess of £30,000 over the year.

In 2012 the charity went to market with “Real Men Get Raped”, an advertising campaign aimed at adult male rape victims. The campaign created a stir in the media and resulted in exposure to a potential audience of over 18,000,000.

2013 saw SurvivorsUK on the move again, this time to new dedicated premises in Shadwell, E1.  This year also saw the launch of the digital emotional support services.

In 2014, SurvivorsUK was the primary beneficiary of the Ministry of Justice Male Rape funding stream which has allowed the organisation to create the National Male Survivors Website resource and to increase its national digital support offering to 72 hours per week.  The organisation has also appointed the first male specific Independent Sexual Violence Advisor for London and continues to broaden and deepen its partnership working to ensure that male survivors have the best opportunities to receive support for a broad cross spectrum of problems.

If anyone in Bethesda who knows Dafydd has encountered this website, it’ll be a matter of ‘Jesus Christ’…

There is a picture of a Union Jack on the SurvivorsUK website accompanied by the words ‘funded by the UK government’.

As Home Secretary, Theresa organised the rigged Macur Review, which covered up the cover-up which was the Waterhouse Inquiry. See previous posts.

 

My post ‘Murder In Samarkand’ discussed the careers of Anna Walker, the daughter of Lord Jack Butterworth, the VC of Warwick University, 1963-85, Lord Jack, as well as Lord Jack’s wife, Lady Doris. Lord Jack was a friend of Richard Crossman, Westminster Swinger who, when he was Secretary of State at the DHSS, 1968-70, built and expanded upon the work of Dafydd’s mate, Minister of Health Sir Kenneth Robinson and ran the DHSS as a huge vehicle for the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Lord Jack participated in corrupt business practices and kept secret files on students. Lady Doris kept herself busy with concealing abuse at the local psych hospital in Warwick and was also the President of the Royal College of Midwives when that organisation was concealing the abuse of pregnant women and their babies in north Wales, at the hands of Dafydd, Gwynne and the gang.

In 1970, the students at Warwick University held a sit-in at the Registry and discovered the files which contained evidence of Lord Jack’s wrongdoing. Two of the postgrad students were Merfyn Jones and one of his friends, who later became a junior Minister in Miranda’s Gov’t. Dafydd and the gang, assisted by Miranda and others, declared war on Merfyn after he was appointed VC, because he gave me a place to do a PhD and then a job at Bangor University. His friend from their days at Warwick also came under fire for clearing my name when the gang made fallacious allegations against me in an attempt to have me struck off the teaching register. Merfyn’s wife Nerys was targeted by the gang as well, having spilt the gang’s pints previously.

Much of the fire to which Merfyn was subjected came from the North West Wales NHS Trust and in 2008 Nerys died at the hands of Dafydd’s mates at the Walton Centre, having been referred there by the NHS services in NW Wales. Miranda appointed Jack Butterworth’s daughter Anna as the Chief Exec of the Healthcare Commission in 2004, as the gang went apeshit in the direction of Merfyn and then in 2005, Anna produced a glowing report with regard to the mental health services provided by the NW Wales NHS Trust. The Trust had just attempted to frame and imprison me, there had been numerous very serious complaints which had not been investigated and the Trust ran the most dangerous psychiatric unit in the UK and presided over the second highest suicide rate among women in England and Wales. Anna was still CEO of the Healthcare Commission when Merfyn’s wife died. Anna stepped down in 2009, once Nerys was safely dead and the Walton Centre was still deemed to be Globally Excellent.

Anna’s previous included working as a senior civil servant in the Dept of Employment when Peter Morrison was a Minister there, under Secretary of State Tom King. Anna is married to retired mandarin Timothy Walker. Timothy Walker served as Director General of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate, 1995-98. Keith Lander Best served as Chief Executive of the Immigration Advisory Service (IAS), 1993–2009...

The IAS website some 10 years ago explained: ‘IAS is the leading charity giving legal advice and representation services to immigrants and asylum seekers free to those who are eligible. IAS was created in 1993 out of the former United Kingdom Immigrants Advisory Service (UKIAS: established in 1970) as an independent organisation publicly funded under the 1971 Immigration Act to provide free advice and representation to persons with rights of appeal against refusal of their applications. Together with UKIAS, therefore, IAS has over 35 years’ experience of helping those facing immigration and asylum difficulties. We now have offices throughout the UK and in Sylhet (Bangladesh).’

Current Trustees:

John Scampion CBE joined the board in November 2005 and is the Chair of Trustees. As the first Commissioner for Immigration Services John established the OISC- the immigration advice regulator. He is currently chairman or the Determinations Panel of the Pensions Regulator, member of the Healthcare Commission, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel and of ICSTIS, the premium phone rate regulator. He was previously Chief Executive of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Commissioner for the Social Fund.

Dr Frances Dow is the Vice Chair of the Trustees. Frances joined the Board of Trustees in April 2003. She is a retired academic who until recently was Vice Principal at the University of Edinburgh. She is a lay member of the Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals and a Vice Chair of one of four Lothian Health Research Ethics Committees. She is also a member of the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics and has been Deputy Chair of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission.

Ali Akbar joined the board in June 2003. Ali is a social development professional who has worked in the UK and Pakistan on issues of race and equality; social justice, good governance and community empowerment. In the eighties he worked with a number of local authorities in the field of Race and Equal Opportunities with a particular focus on housing. He developed the first Race and Housing policy for Oldham MBC and helped establish a networking forum for race and housing professionals in the North. In 1988 he left to work in Pakistan, firstly with VSO as it Programme Director, Ali then worked with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), transforming a bilateral project into one of the largest development support NGOs in Pakistan which he headed till his return to the UK early this year. His voluntary work has included establishing one of the first Asian residents association in Rochdale, chairing Race and Housing Working Group for Rochdale MBC and participating at a number of government and international donor advisory forums in Pakistan. Currently, Ali is on the Board of IUCN, The World Conservation Union as Councillor for West Asia and a Trustee of Al Mahmood Foundation, a newly established charity that aims to promote health and education in Pakistan. He is currently a freelance consultant specialising in community empowerment.

Chris Evans is the Treasurer and joined the Board in April 2004. Chris has a degree in Economics and is a chartered accountant. Chris has worked in large organisations but more recently has run a number of small and medium sized businesses, mainly in the marketing and marketing services sector. Chris is also a trustee of a charity involved in African development projects.

Robin Rennie joined the board in September 2007. Robin has had careers in teaching, residential child care, training, social work, social work management and independent consultancy. Born and bred in Glasgow, Robin’s family moved to Shrewsbury when he was 9. He undertook his teacher training in Birmingham and then taught in Solihull. He worked in residential social work in Surrey and Birmingham before joining Essex Social Services in 1977 as a Training Officer. He then moved into a succession of management posts and was appointed Head of Community Care in 1995. In 2000, Robin was seconded to establish the East of England Regional Consortium for Asylum and Refugees. Within a year he left Essex and continued managing the Consortium as an Independent Consultant. During this time he became a founder member of the National Refugee Integration Forum and chaired the Health and Social Care Group. He is the Programme Director of HARP, a research and website organisation specialising in health issues for asylum seekers and refugees. He was also an adviser to the EU Committee of the Regions.  Robin has also managed the Scottish Asylum and Refugee Consortium and was a member of the Refugee Nurse Task Group. He is a Steering Group member of ECSR (Enabling Christians in Serving Refugees) and a Director of SMYLE, a not-for profit company specialising in working with young asylum seekers and refugees on integration and cohesion issues. On a personal note, Robin has 8 children from 2 marriages, is a school Governor and lives in Colchester.

Liz Nelson OBE joined the board in March 2005. Liz was born in the USA and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont.  She came to London to do further study for a year and stayed and stayed and…! Although Liz had studied clinical psychology, she found her first job at Mars Ltd and then went on the spend most of her working life in the market research.  Liz started the company Taylor Nelson now (TNS plc) which has become the world’s second largest market research company. Liz left TNS in 1992 to become the first director of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, which opened carers centres in 40 areas within the next two years.  They raised the money first by going to firms like Prudential, BT, and the Royal Bank of Scotland and leveraged twice their donations from the local authority.  She then did a stint chairing the Ecolabelling Board, the UK arm of the EU organisation whose aim is to assess products for their environmental impact; deputy Chair of Council Open University and Chair of Council University of Roehampton; President of the World Association of Public Opinion Research; and for nine years Liz was a non-executive director of the Royal Bank of Scotland plc.

Liz started in the NHS as the Chair of the South West London Community Trust 1997-2002 and became very involved in increasing public/patient involvement.  From there she was asked to head up the fundraising research arm of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, known as WellBeing (renamed WellBeing of Women). Having thoroughly enjoyed the challenges facing medical research charities given the huge changes in the funding of research in British universities, Liz jumped at the opportunity last June to move to CGD Research Trust which is funding important state of the art research at a time when Britain is leading in the treatment of genetic disorders.

Liz’s other present positions include Chair of Stargate Capital Investment Group Ltd, Councillor of City and Guilds, member of Advisory Committee for Degree Awarding Powers (Quality Assurance Agency) and non-executive director of a number of limited companies. On the personal side, Liz has three children and seven grandchildren.

Jonathan Treacher joined the board in June 2005. Jonathan is a trained lawyer and works as an investment banker in London and Switzerland. He sits on the boards of a number of companies across a range of sectors, primarily, but not exclusively, in financial services. He also has business interests in East Africa. Jonathan has a strong interest in immigration issues and the effective delivery of services.

Kam-sang Law joined the board in April 2007. Kam-sang worked in the Hong Kong government from 1971 to 1993.  He was then appointed as the Deputy Secretary General in the Hong Kong Legislative Council where he worked until his retirement in 2004.  He left Hong Kong to join his children in the UK and was appointed on a voluntary basis as the Chief Executive of the Chinese Information and Advice Centre from September 2004 – December 2006.  Kam-sang currently works as a Justice of the Peace, is an Ambassador of the Hong Kong Scouts in London, Trustee and Company Secretary of the London Chinese Community Network and Trustee of the Meridian Society.

Honorary President: His Hon Judge Mota Singh QC is Honorary President of the Immigration Advisory Service. He sat as a Crown Court Judge at Southwark and is well known in the Sikh community and elsewhere. He was educated and brought up in Nairobi, becoming a city councillor and alderman, secretary of the Kenya Law Society and vice chairman of Kenya Justice.  After coming to Britain he was a member of the Race Relations Board and is a patron of the Anne Frank Foundation, St George’s Hospital Tooting and the Swami Narayan Mandir in Neasden. He was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1956, was a recorder 1979-82 and became a circuit judge in 1982 where our present Chief Executive, then both an MP and practising at the Bar, first encountered him sitting in Chichester Crown Court.  He holds an honorary LLD from the Guru Nanak Dev University.  He has been married for more that 50 years and has two sons and one daughter.  He served as Chairman of the Trustees from 2000 until 2005. He was appointed Honorary President in 2005.

 

Jack Butterworth was a barrister and a member and honorary Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn. Lord Denning, who spent a career concealing serious wrongdoing on the part of the state including that of Dafydd et al, was a member of Lincoln’s Inn, as was George Carman. So is Miranda, Cherie and of course His Honour Judge Mota Singh QC, Keith Best’s friend.

Miranda and Cherie’s friend and colleague Michael Beloff QC was at Eton with Peter Morrison. Beloff is the son of Lord Max Beloff, who was a friend of Thatch (see post ‘The International Language Of Screaming’) and Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council, 1981-91, when the paedophile ring swung in the children’s homes in Gwynedd and Clwyd (see post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’). Michael Beloff was the legal adviser for Municipal Mutual, the insurers of Clwyd County Council and the North Wales Police, who ensured that the 1996 Jillings Report into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council was completely suppressed, read by no-one but lawyers and insurers and was then pulped. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’.

My post ‘The Bloody State We’re In’ detailed the background of Stuart Errington, one of the Directors of Municipal Mutual in 1996; another Director was Merlyn Rees, who as N Ireland Secretary, 1974-76 and Home Secretary, 1976-79, concealed Dafydd and the gang’s crimes and those related to Kincora. Rees was born in south Wales and was the Labour MP for a Leeds constituency, 1963-92, while Savile’s crime empire included Leeds. Merlyn Rees was an LSE graduate of the time when so many of those Of The LSE were involved with the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts.

Stuart Errington was the Chairman, National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux. Lucille Hughes has for many years been involved with the senior management of the CAB.

Stuart Grant Errington was born on 23 June 1929.He was the son of Sir Eric Errington and Marjorie Bennett and married Anne Baedeker in June 1954.  Stuart Errington died on 16 Nov 2017 at age 88.

Stuart Errington was educated at Rugby and then went to Trinity College, Oxford. He gained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery. Errington was with Ellerman Lines, 1952-59 and was with Astley Industrial Trust between 1959-70. Errington was a JP for Berkshire in 1970. In 1977 he became MD of Mercantile Credit. Errington was a Director of Barclays Merchant Bank, Barclays Bank UK , Kleinwort Overseas Investment Trust, Northern Electric 1989–96, Nationwide Building Society 1989–97; Errington was Chairman and Chief Executive of Mercantile Group, 1988-89.  He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Berkshire in 2000. He lived at Earleywood Lodge in Ascot.

Stuart Errington was a Director of Municipal Mutual Insurance from 1989. Municipal Mutual Insurance employed Michael Beloff QC as their legal adviser – who advised them not to make the contents of the Jillings Report available to anyone…Municipal Mutual told Clwyd that if they revealed the contents of the Jillings Report to anyone, even the Councillors, Municipal Mutual would withdraw their cover and the Councillors themselves would be personally liable for paying damages if any of the former kids in the care of Clwyd sued. Municipal Mutual also demanded that Councillor Malcolm King – who had been asking questions about the abuse of children for a long while –  be sacked if he got hold of the Jillings Report and disclosed the contents. Municipal Mutual were also the insurers of the North Wales Police who refused to co-operate with the first investigation into the abuse of children in north Wales. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’ for the full story.

 

One of the Civil Service mandarins who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the serious criminality of Dafydd and the gang over many years was Sir Lancelot Errington, but I have been unable to find out whether he is a relation of Stuart Errington. Lancelot Errington was the Under-Secretary of State at the Cabinet Office, 1965-68 and at the Ministry of Social Security in 1968, Assistant Under-Secretary of State at the DHSS, 1968-71, Deputy Under-Secretary of State at the DHSS, 1971-73 and became Second Permanent Secretary in 1973. Errington died in 2011.

Tam Dalyell wrote Sir Lancelot’s obituary which was published in the Indie, Jan 2012,  under the heading Civil Servant Who Helped Found The Welfare State’:

Happily married to the same lady for 70 years, Lance Errington – it did not occur to us to call such an unpompous and witty man Lancelot – was a hugely effective civil servant who devoted his working life to welfare and his social life to keeping friendships in first-class repair.

Errington was born in the then ancestral home at Beeslack, Penicuik, the son of Major Lancelot Errington, who was fighting with the Royal Scots in Flanders at the time, and was subsequently to farm at Quinish on the Isle of Mull. I asked him how many servants there were in his childhood. “About 20,” came the matter-of-fact reply.

With the prospect of being packed off to the Spartan, cold-bath regime of Belhaven prep school at seven, the family arranged for him to have boxing lessons. Errington told me that boxing had taught him to stay cool and keep a firm grip on his temper.
From Wellington Errington went to Trinity College, Cambridge, winning first class honours in History
So he either worked for the security services or was closely linked with people who did.
and entry into the Home Civil Service. With the prospect of war, he joined the RNVR.
Mountabatten, Sir Admiral Alec Bingley, Sir Norman Denning etc… See post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’.
After basic training, in January 1940 Errington was given command of a mine-sweeping trawler, tasked to patrol the Firth of Forth and the approaches to Rosyth, based in Granton Harbour.
 

He recalled being at anchor in the Forth of Tay off Dundee when a signal came through that the German invasion fleet was on its way. “Our instructions were to set out to sea, to meet the German Armada, and if necessary to ram the German ships.” With a chuckle – Errington often chuckled – he added: “By the grace of God the instruction turned out to be a false alarm.”

Seconded in 1944 to work for the Admiralty in Bath, he found himself required to share an office with John Betjeman. With a twinkle, he complained that he would often discover the future Poet Laureate sleeping under his desk after a well-oiled lunch.

Gay spies in the Admiralty etc. See post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’. John Betjeman was friendly with Mary, Harold Wilson’s wife, who knew that her husband and his Gov’t were involved with serious organised crime. Betjeman’s daughter Candida Lycett-Green was one of the founders of ‘Private Eye’, at the centre of celeb world in the 1960s and 70s and as her father and many of his social circle did, knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See post ‘Come Friendly Bombs’.

Again and again, people who played a part in the creation of the welfare state eg. Sir George Godber, Lord Charles Hill, Nye Bevan, have been hailed as saints, yet they are the very same people who built abuse and neglect of the most vulnerable and the poorest into the structure and ensured that professional people benefited the most from the welfare state; their status as beyond reproach allowed them to conceal serious crimes, even murder.
 

I first encountered Errington when he had been seconded to the Cabinet Office to try to sort out Lords reform. He and his colleagues came up with proposals for a two-tier chamber of voting and speaking peers. Errington was unsurprised when it was rejected by politicians in May 1968. As I had been Dick Crossman’s PPS,

That’s one hell of an admission. See previous posts for details of Dalyell’s own collusion with serious wrongdoing and his constant attempts to smear his political opponents by deception; Dalyell, like so many of Crossman’s crowd, was also working for the security services. This lot had all the resources necessary to build an excellent, equitable welfare state. Instead they stuck their noses into the trough as deeply as possible, used their privileged positions to have sex with children/disadvantaged young people or organise that for their friends and then banged on at length about having created a haven for The Poor.

Sir Lancelot, with his aristocratic background, spartan regime of cold baths far from home and boxing lessons at seven years old, fulfils the stereotype of the posh man who had serious damage inflicted upon him when he was young and then as an adult couldn’t quite understand that grown men gang raping boys of 12 really was not acceptable under any circumstances.

a fly on the wall, on that occasion, I reminded Errington of it after he had retired to his beloved Fashnacloich in Appin, Argyll. “Lords reform,” he grunted. “Mission impossible. Two years I wasted.”

Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, later Clerk of the Parliaments, was a member of the Inner Civil Service Working Group on Lords reform in 1967, along with Michael Moriarty, from the Home Office, and Errington from the Cabinet Office.
Errington was the right hand mandarin to Harold Wilson’s Cabinet of crooks and endemic corruption.
He recalled, “Lance was an old-style civil servant, correct with ministers, and who did not kow-tow to them. I would go to a complicated meeting with complicated papers, and next day Errington as secretary of the group, would have produced detailed and accurate minutes. It was a genuine honour to have worked with him in those days.”
 

Sir Patrick Nairne, his First Permanent Secretary at the DHSS, told me: “I was responsible for the oversight of this huge department. Lance, as one of two Second Permanent Secretaries, looked after his side of the department very efficiently. Whenever I phoned him, he knew the answer.” Errington’s mastery of complexity also won golden opinions from Brian O’Malley, the influential Minister of State directly responsible for pensions.

In her diaries Barbara Castle, then Secretary of State, records Errington being at her side in her formal encounters with Treasury ministers on Sunday 4 April 1976: “Lance Errington and Co are fighting magnificently on my behalf … I can leave it to them to do the infighting.”
Barbara Castle was a vain ruthless woman who didn’t just conceal organised abuse and the lobotomies and crimes of Dafydd and Gwynne etc, she also concealed the deaths of some 30 children with cerebral palsy in the care of an inner London borough. See previous posts.
 

The last 30 years were a time of extreme happiness for husband and wife, his son Humphrey told me: “She, a potter of no mean talent, established a studio in the former vestry, and he immersed himself in the affairs of the community and church as well as being able to indulge his passion for sailing on board his boat.”

It came as a surprise to Whitehall colleagues that this Whitehall warrior should take himself off to a remote part of Scotland. It need not have, since for the next third of a century Errington achieved his wish, to immerse himself and his wife in the West Highlands – according to his son because “he had grown tired of the company of High Heidjins in London, and wanted to live among normal people again.”

Lancelot Errington, senior civil servant: born Penicuik, Midlothian 14 June 1917; Ministry of National Insurance 1945-65; Cabinet Office 1965-68; Department of Health and Social Security 1968-76, Second Permanent Secretary 1973-76; CB 1962, KCB 1976; married 1939 Katherine Reine (died 2009; two sons, two daughters); died Kirkcaldy 18 October 2012

An obituary for Sir Lancelot also appeared in ‘The Times’ in Feb 2012:

Sir Lancelot Errington was a senior civil servant who, in 1945, helped to implement the recommendations of the Beveridge Report, which was closely linked to the foundation of the welfare state…

Errington was a modest man of the old school of civil servant, who believed in duty and discretion. The veteran Labour MP Tam Dalyell, a friend since 1967 when both were working on reform of the House of Lords…

He was born at the family house, Beeslack, Penicuik, Midlothian, in 1917, the eldest son of Major Lancelot Errington and Elizabeth Hall Sanfor. He was delivered by the doctor, who arrived in the snow on a horse-drawn sledge. Errington was educated at Bellhaven Hill School, Dunbar, at Wellington College in Berkshire and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1939…

The same year he joined the Home Office and married Reine, the only daughter of Tom Macaulay, MC, and Katharine Kinnear. Having also joined the RNVR on the outbreak of war, he was immediately called up to serve as a lieutenant in command of a minesweeper off the Firth of Forth. “I remember a signal came through that the German invasion fleet was on its way,” he recalled. “Our instructions were to set out to sea to meet the German armada and, if necessary, to ram the German ships.” Fortunately, that turned out to be false alarm…

He was appointed CB in 1962 and KCB in 1976.

Lancelot bagged his CB at the time of Profumo and his KCB in the year of the great panic; the year that Wilson was pushed by the security services and resigned because there was a real fear that the Mr Thrope scandal was going to unravel and the mass abuse/sexploitation of children and others and the lengths to which Whitehall and Westminster been gone to conceal this would be exposed.

On retirement, he and Reine moved to Argyll — not to the Isle of Mull where his father had farmed at Quinish, but to Glen Creran near Appin. There his wife, a potter of no mean talent, established a studio and he immersed himself in the affairs of the community and church as well as being able to indulge his passion for sailing on his boat, Neil Gow, named after a pirate ancestor.

After his wife’s death in 2009 he moved to Fife, where he had spent some of his childhood…

Some of the Top Docs keeping the lid firmly nailed down on the cess pool, such as Lord Robert Kilpatrick, came from Fife. St Andrews University is in Fife, an elite university much loved by Top Docs; Robert Bluglass is one such graduate of St Andrews. St Andrews is the location of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the grandest golf club in the UK, which serves as a Mecca for the Top Docs. See post ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger!’.

Phil Davison beat the Indie and ‘The Times’ to it, having paid tribute to Sir Lancelot in ‘The Scotsman’ in Nov 2011:
AS COMMANDER of a Royal Navy minesweeper in the Firth of Forth during the Second World War, Sir Lancelot Errington helped defend Scotland and the UK against what appeared to be an imminent Nazi naval attack. It never happened – not least because of the pre-emptive defences of the Rosyth Command of the Home Fleet, including Royal Navy volunteers such as Errington. Although part of the old Scots gentry, Errington was always known simply as Lance. He went on to become one of Britain’s most senior civil servants, a key player in the biggest government projects of the 20th century – construction of the welfare state and the national health service. As a civil servant rather than a party politician, his role went largely unrecognised outside Whitehall, yet cannot be underestimated. He was one of the UK’s finest public servants of the post-war years. He ended his career in 1976 as a permanent secretary in the Department of Health and Social Security, when Barbara Castle was the department’s secretary of state.
…Errington was not one to bamboozle his political boss with verbose speeches. Along with the department’s other permanent secretary, Sir Patrick Nairne, he ran the department on a day-to-basis and effectively acted as its chief executive. In that, according to the late Mrs Castle herself, in her diaries, he not only succeeded but was “brilliant”. For the last 35 years of his life, Sir Lance lived…at Fasnacloich, near Port Appin, Argyll – becoming a much-loved stalwart of his local church and community. “I think he had grown tired, generally, of the company of high heidyins [in London] and wanted to live again among normal people,” said one of his sons, Humphrey. Knighted by the Queen in 1976,
Carlo was appointed Chancellor of the University of Wales the same year and George Thomas was appointed Speaker of the House as the panic rose re Mr Thrope.
Sir Lance left Whitehall that year, somewhat disillusioned by what he considered the “mischievous” interference by party politicians into the work of the Civil Service.
They were in a grade A sweat. Just look at what they had been doing.
He foresaw the era of the“spin doctors” whose job was to put their bosses’ survival ahead of the aspirations and needs of those who elected them…. One ancestor, also called Sir Lancelot (or sometimes Launcelot) Errington briefly captured Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland, in the first Jacobite rebellion of 1715. Lance’s father was Major Lancelot Errington, who had fought with the Royal Scots during the Great War and later farmed at Quinish on the Isle of Mull. His mother was Elizabeth Hall Sanford. (Beeslack House is now the site of the Aaron House care home and the estate also houses Beeslack Community High School). The family seat may not have been quite as grandiose as Downton Abbey, but Lance remembered having at least 17 servants…
…he rowed for Trinity and was president of the Magpie & Stump, an old Trinity society devoted more to humour than debate. It was at a history lecture at Cambridge that he met the love of his life, Reine (née Macauley) and, with war having broken out, they married in October 1939….
Errington was among a group of civil servants tasked with properly implementing the so-called Beveridge Report. Their work played a central part in constructing the welfare state we take for granted today, including the NHS. Errington helped set up the Ministry of National Insurance and, as departments changed names or merged, also worked in the Ministry of Social Security. He had a spell in the Cabinet Office as right-hand-man to Prime Minister Harold Wilson at a time when Wilson was pushing for reform of the House of Lords.
…Knighted as Sir Lancelot, he and Reine moved to the Highlands. They bought the former St Mary’s church near Port Appin, where Reine, a keen potter, set up a studio in the vestry. The couple quickly became stalwarts of the community and of the Church of the Holy Cross at nearby Portnacroish. As members of the Royal Highland Yacht Club, they indulged their passion for sailing aboard their yacht Neil Gow.
It’s All For The Benefit Of The Poor!
After Reine’s death in 2009, Sir Lance had difficulty living in the relative isolation of his Highland home. He moved this year to live with his sisters in Elie, Fife. He suffered a massive stroke on 16 October and died in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy two days later. Sir Lancelot Errington is survived by his children Lindsay, Tom, Humphrey and Elizabeth, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and by a brother, John, and sisters Elizabeth and Jane.

 

Meet Sir Lancelot’s brother, Major John Errington, as advertised on the internet:

Sir Lancelot’s sister Jane Errington was, like her brother who did so much to conceal the en masse sexual, physical and mental abuse of children and vulnerable people as well as the associated serious organised crime, dedicated to the welfare of the unfortunate. Jane died in 2015 and her obituary appeared in the ‘British Journal of Occupational Therapy’:
Jane Errington, 1923-2015
Jane was one of the Scottish pioneers who broke down barriers and created opportunities for many disabled people. Indefatigable yet self-effacing, she was a person with vision and a creative drive, celebrated professionally for the setting up of St Jude’s Laundry in Edinburgh and for her contribution to establishing Riding for the Disabled in Scotland. Before the Second World War she completed a course in Institutional Management, leading to work as a cook in a military hospital and later as a shepherdess on the family farm on Mull.
Aspiring to a career with a medical background, in 1945 she joined the first intake of the two and a half year course run by Dorothy Bramwell and Mary Cunningham at the Astley Ainslie Hospital Occupational Therapy Training Centre. From 1948–53 she worked in mental hospitals at Rosslynlee, Midlothian
Conditions and the treatment of the patients will have been abysmal
and then in Vancouver, Canada. In 1954 she joined the Grenfell Mission in Newfoundland, firstly at St Anthony’s Hospital as an occupational therapist and then at a smaller remote hospital in Labrador as housekeeper/dietician. Conditions were tough
If this was admitted in the obituary, it will have been a living hell for whoever was in the smaller remote hospital
and resulted in frostbite to fingers and toes – an ongoing problem in later years. In 1955 she furthered her studies by entering the newly developed occupational therapy course at Columbia University in New York, returning to Edinburgh to become head occupational therapist with the Scottish Council for the Care of Spastics (SCCS, now called Capability Scotland) in 1956. This covered Westerlea School, an assessment clinic at Rhuemore and later St Jude’s Laundry.
She set up St Jude’s Laundry in 1961, the first sheltered workshop for people with cerebral palsy (then termed spastics) in Britain. Levin (1964) described her feat of clear-sightedness in envisaging ‘a scheme of employment
which would enable hitherto unemployable ‘‘spastics’’ to become self-supporting, and, would, at the same time, provide a useful service to the public’.
So Jane put them to work, hard unfulfilling work and they won’t have been paid either.
Despite many obstacles, St Jude’s Laundry was eventually given support and approval by the then Ministry of Labour, becoming fully commercial in purpose-built premises in 1976, and by 1988 was awarded a Royal Warrant by the Queen to do the laundry for Holyrood Palace.
Weren’t the spastics supposed to be providing a useful service to the public?
Jane aimed to show what folk could do, not what they couldn’t.
They could do the washing.
In 1959 Mrs More-Nisbett of the Drum, on the south edge of Edinburgh, had encouraged a little girl with polio to ride the family pony. Jane was approached to expand the idea, as the occupational therapist working at SCCS. A keen horsewoman herself, she responded enthusiastically. With medical approval, ponies were brought to both Westerlea and Rhuemore, and by 1962 there were regular weekday and Saturday sessions. The benefits of this new form of therapy were readily observed. With Mrs More-Nisbett’s continuing interest and generous support, in 1966 the first Riding for the Disabled Group in Scotland was set up. An indoor Riding School was built at the Drum and formally opened by the Princess Royal, President of Riding for the Disabled.
Dafydd’s gang dominate the Riding for the Disabled in north Wales. I never found out what the gang were getting out of it, but there’ll have been a catch, they did not do things out of altruism.
Now working full time at the Drum, Jane wanted to enable people with disabilities to experience many of the activities enjoyed by others. She took small groups of 3–4 young disabled riders, plus ponies and one or two volunteers, for 4–5-day holidays to Fingland, a very basic bothy with two rooms, no telephone, no electricity and only cold running water, which was 2 miles up a farm track in the Peebleshire hills. These holidays were hugely popular and keenly anticipated each year.
I would probably quite enjoy such a holiday, but I suspect that Jane Errington might have not found many people like me hanging around. I can imagine that some of the ‘holidaymakers’ found it in a highly distressing experience, but Jane Errington would have not taken no for an answer. It was the laundry and then the holiday.
Jane’s home in Elie with an adapted flat also became the base for holidays for disabled people.
Get the mop out serf, the floor needs cleaning.
In 1982 Jane was awarded the MBE for her work with Riding for the Disabled.
She served on the Council of the Scottish Association of Occupational Therapists (SAOT) on and off from 1950, was vice-chairman from 1965–68
and accepted the role of co-convenor of the SAOT Journal until it ceased in 1972. Her life was very varied but with occupational therapy philosophy underpinning much of what she did. She was a keen weaver, storyteller and
letter-writer to her many friends worldwide.
Jane did not work in the laundry herself.
What a life she lived and how much she gave to others, achieving it with vision, energy, humility and humour.
This fairy-tale about the life’s work of a woman who made damn sure that no-one dared reveal the catalogue of abuse and misery – as well as those deaths of children with cerebral palsy in local authority care – that disabled people experienced when doing Lilibet’s laundry while her brother ruled supreme in the corridors of Whitehall was penned by Joy Blakeney, Clephane Hume, Catherine Paterson and Averil Stewart. A reference is supplied: Levin, A.K.M. (1964) ‘Cerebral Palsy: The Pioneer Years of Occupational Therapy in Scotland’.
‘The Scotsman’, Aug 2015, also remembered Jane Errington:

Born: 17 December, 1923, in Milton Bridge, Midlothian. Died: 10 July, 2015, in Fife, aged 91. Jane Errington was one of those indefatigable women whose myriad achievements made it almost impossible to define her in a single entity. She had variously been a cook, shepherd, occupational therapist, dietician to Inuit and other inhabitants of remote Labrador, horsewoman, champion of the disabled, dedicated charity supporter and one of the architects of both Riding for the Disabled and St Jude’s Laundry in Edinburgh, both causes endorsed by royalty.

However, the common factor at the core of all she did was a profound concern for others and her enthusiasm and determination changed the lives of many, thanks to her propensity for concentrating on what could be done rather than what could not. The youngest of Major Lancelot Errington and his wife Elizabeth’s four children, she was born at the family home at Beeslack, Milton Bridge, Midllothian. Educated at Miss Campbell’s school in Elie, Fife and then Oxenfoord Castle School, Midlothian, she did a course at the Edinburgh Cookery School in the capital’s Atholl Crescent but her first job resulted in a warning never to cook again – from a doctor who discovered her with badly infected fingers. She failed to comply with his instruction in future but went on to train as an occupational therapist at Edinburgh’s Astley Ainslie institution. After the outbreak of the Second World War she joined her family

The son and heir of which was the major cog in an enormous VIP paedophile ring which targeted kids in care and disabled people

at Quinish on Mull where her father, a former Royal Scot, had become a farmer. There she became a shepherdess, caring for their herd of sheep.

In peacetime she resumed her career in occupational therapy, working at the Rosslyn Lee Mental Hospital near Edinburgh before heading off to Canada to work in a similar institution in Vancouver. She returned to Scotland before sailing for Newfoundland in 1953 to join the Grenfell Mission. Established by British medical missionary Wilfred Grenfell, the organisation provided health services to the area where virtually no medical help existed. She began work at the main St Anthony hospital and then moved to a smaller, more remote facility at North West River, Labrador where she was housekeeper/dietician. Conditions were much harsher there: the supply of heating and hot water was erratic; there was one store but icy conditions prevented deliveries for the six months of the year from December to May; the only road was just three miles long and journeys had to be undertaken either by sea or by husky-drawn sledge. The weather was so bitter she suffered frostbite on some of her fingers and toes, leaving a lasting legacy of problems.

So what sort of ‘smaller more remote facility’ was this? It can’t have been suitable for caring for disabled people, no matter how unentitled they were. Was it er perhaps a punitive facility dressed up as a ‘hospital’? They certainly couldn’t run away if they didn’t like it there; neither could the kids in ‘children’s homes’ in the middle of Snowdonia that Jane’s brother ensured stayed there until they agreed to take up sex work. The Erringtons didn’t have a track record of making life tolerable for people on the receiving end of their largesse.

But by 1954 she was on the move again – to Columbia University, New York, to study a new course of occupational therapy – before returning to Scotland where she worked with what was then known as the Scottish Council for Spastics (SCS), now Capability Scotland, at various facilities in Edinburgh.

The catalyst for Riding for the Disabled came a few years later when Sheila More Nisbett invited a little girl, disabled by polio, to ride on the family pony at Drum outside Edinburgh. It was such a success that an experienced rider and instructor, Jane Crawford, was asked to help expand the idea. Jane Errington was then approached as the occupational therapist with the SCS. Over the next few years ponies from Drum were brought to the SCS out-patient department at Rhumore on Edinburgh’s Corstorphine Road and riding in the garden became a regular fixture, later expanding to include children at the city’s Westerlea School. Then in 1965 the Drum Riding for the Disabled group was formed and Princess Anne went on to become president of the Scottish Riding for the Disabled Association.

Meanwhile Miss Errington had also been working on her next project – investigating the possibility of establishing a workshop for those unable to find work in the open jobs market. It was eventually decided that laundry work would provide the most appropriate form of employment and a washing machine was installed in the garage at Rhumore. However, there were many hurdles to be overcome while gaining approval for the project, a struggle that was reflected in its name, St Jude’s, patron saint of lost causes. But once the project had garnered support plans were submitted to the Ministry of Labour and subsequently approved. A training programme was fully established in 1962, much to the delight of Miss Errington, who was heartened that the transition had been made from therapy to industry,

I am deeply cynical about ‘therapy’, having seen what it was used for in north Wales, but this idea of Jane’s for the spastics sounds horrific even by the standards of sheltered workshops of the early 1960s. Doing a morning in the laundry would be fine, but what’s the betting that they were forced into there and worked longer hours than the full normal working day, five or six days a week?

and five years later the laundry became a fully commercial enterprise in purpose-built premises in Restalrig. St Jude’s Laundry continues to thrive today and has enjoyed 25 years as a Royal Warrant holder.

Miss Errington, who became head occupational therapist at SCS and set up its employment department, continued to support those with disabilities in her own free time. She particularly loved helping out at Fingland Bothy, a rudimentary property three miles up a farm track in the Border hills. With no phone or electricity and just cold running water, she would assist parties from Riding for the Disabled, cooking for them on the range and riding out to check on the sheep. She also used to invite disabled friends to her home in Elie, ensuring the accommodation was all set up to cater for their needs, and in 1982 her work was recognised when, as a member of the executive committee of the Scottish Council for Spastics, she was made an MBE.

Although the Spastics Society changed its name to Scope, the complaints that residents were being abused continued… The Duke of Westminster was involved with Scope. David Hanson, MP for Delyn and PPS for Miranda when the gang tried to frame and imprison me, 2002-04, worked for Scope before he was elected. Hanson and his wife Margaret colluded with Dafydd’s gang and served as Councillors in Cheshire when Dafydd ran the abuse ring in Cheshire… See previous posts…

When Jane Errington received her MBE in 1982 distress flares from Dafydd and the gang were being sent up after Mary Wynch had begun legal action. Lord Kenyon was pushed out as President of UCNW as the Gwerin conducted a civil war and another of Dafydd’s mates, Sir William Mars-Jones, was installed in Lord Kenyon’s place.

keen horsewoman herself, she and her sister Meme went on a long-distance ride in Iceland in the early 1980s. She also took up carriage driving but a couple of riding accidents left her in severe pain. She broke her hip coming off a horse and returned to the saddle too soon, resulting in another fall. This time her injuries left her with one leg several inches shorter than the other. She also suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and was in a wheelchair for the last ten years. A dog lover, keen weaver and storyteller – an attribute that made her an affectionate and entertaining aunt, great aunt and great-grand aunt – latterly she took up watercolour painting and wrote and illustrated her own stories. Determined, gregarious and generous, she corresponded with friends around the world and gave to numerous charities, living her life with a strong Christian ethic, loving her neighbour and at the same time working to improve the world immeasurably for many others.

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She is survived by her brother John, sister Meme and extended family.

 

Think that Lancelot Errington was unprincipled and dangerous? He had an accomplice at the DHSS, the First Permanent Secretary, 1975-81, Sir Patrick Nairne. Sir Lance was about cold baths in the middle of the Highlands and wearing nothing under one’s kilt while thrashing seven year olds to toughen them up, whereas Sir Patrick was a Gentleman of High Culture and Refined Tastes.

To summarise: Sir Patrick Nairne (15 August 1921 -4 June 2013) attended Radley College and then University College, Oxford. His career in the Civil Service started in the Admiralty. Why are we not surprised? Patrick was Master of St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 1981–88. In 1982, Nairne became a member of the Privy Council when he became a member of Lord Franks’ Inquiry into the Falklands War. See previous posts. Nairne was a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation. He was Chancellor of Essex University, 1982-97 and an Honorary Fellow of University College, Oxford.

Nairne was the first Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, 1991-96.

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Sir Patrick’s obituary appeared in the Torygraph in Jun 2013:

By the time he retired, in 1981,

Get out quickly, Mary Wynch has begun legal action.

Nairne was facing a wave of unrest in the NHS over the policies of Margaret Thatcher’s government and their consequences for public sector jobs. But he was equipped for this, too: in 1948 he had helped work up “Operation Zebra” to put sailors into the London docks during an unofficial strike. And as head of the Cabinet Office’s Civil Contingencies Unit in 1973-74, he had kept essential services going during the fuel crisis and the three-day week.

Patrick Dalmahoy Nairne was born on August 15 1921, the son of Lt-Col CS Nairne. From Radley he won an exhibition to University College, Oxford, but interrupted his studies in 1941 to join the Seaforths, attaining the rank of captain. The Seaforths fought their way across North Africa, and in 1943 took part in the invasion of Sicily. Nairne served as intelligence officer with the 5th Battalion, and had the dangerous habit of climbing trees to get a better view of the battle. In August he was awarded an MC after he had reconnoitred forward under heavy enemy fire to produce swift and reliable reports. A few months later the regiment landed at Anzio.

Returning to Oxford on demobilisation, Nairne took a First in Modern History, and in 1947 joined the Admiralty. He first came to public notice in 1958 as private secretary to the First Sea Lord, Lord Carrington.

Carrington, like Quintin Hogg aka Lord Hailsham, went back so far in the Tory Party that he too was there with Mountbatten and the gay spies in the Admiralty. It was the beginning of a slippery slope for Carrington; years later it was he who was responsible for ordering the torture of terrorist suspects in N Ireland. The people who did the torturing included Army psychiatrists known to Dafydd and were concealing Dafydd’s crimes as well as those committed at Kincora. See previous posts.

Arriving at Portsmouth dockyard, Nairne, dressed in yachting-style Admiralty “uniform”, went up the gangway of the minesweeper Sheraton — ahead of Carrington — and was mistakenly piped aboard.In 1965 he became private secretary to the Defence Secretary, Denis Healey. Two years later he was appointed assistant secretary for logistics, and in 1970 deputy under-secretary. He moved to the Cabinet Office in 1973 as second permanent secretary, taking charge of the Civil Contingencies Unit. But instead of returning to the MoD after two years, he went to the DHSS,where he robustly defended its continuance as a single department rather than two.

As a single Dept, it was easier to co-ordinate everyone needed to perpetrate and conceal the wrongdoing. It also made it a very powerful Dept which enabled those facilitating trafficking rings to yell loudly and demand that their requests be met or Fings Would Break.

In the fervid atmosphere of the times, Nairne became concerned at the impact on civil servants’ morale of attacks by the media. In 1977 he wrote to Douglas Allen, head of the Home Civil Service, suggesting steps to secure “true understanding” of their work. Nairne’s fellow mandarins liked the idea, feeling that civil servants were being blamed for decisions taken by ministers. Allen set up a “working group on publicity” to ease the criticism — especially of the Inland Revenue, Customs & Excise and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre at Swansea — but the initiative ran into the ground.

The Thatcher government set Nairne new challenges. His secretary of state, Patrick Jenkin, instructed him to cut social security jobs and health quangos, but as the economy stalled they strove to limit the impact of recession on the welfare state…

Patrick Jenkin was a mate of Ronnie Waterhouse’s who colluded with Dafydd et al. Jenkin’s legacy lives on in his son, Lord Bernard Jenkin and daughter-in-law, Baroness Ann Jenkin. See previous posts.

In 1981 Nairne left Whitehall to become Master of St Catherine’s; he also became an honorary Fellow of University College, Oxford. He launched the 25th anniversary appeal at St Catherine’s and supported Edward Heath’s unsuccessful campaign to be Chancellor of the university. He stood down in 1988 as some dons at St Catherine’s were mobilising to offer Mrs Thatcher a fellowship – a move from which he distanced the college.

His success at Oxford led Essex University to appoint Nairne its Chancellor, from 1983 to 1997. His first action was to bestow an honorary degree on Carrington, who had recently resigned over the Falklands.

Barely were those hostilities over than Nairne was appointed to Lord Franks’s committee, charged with ascertaining whether the invasion should have been anticipated. Many expected the government to be blamed, but the committee exonerated ministers and the Foreign Office of having failed to heed warning signals.

The warning signals which included General Galtieri announcing that he intended to invade the Falklands.

In 1984 Nairne called for a five-year bar on civil servants taking jobs with companies with which they had dealt during their careers. He told the Civil Service Select Committee: “I did not think it would be right for me to take a job in the pharmaceutical industry or the medical equipment industry, and certainly not in the tobacco industries, simply because I had had a good deal to do with that part of the private sector.”

Nairne’s sense of propriety also stopped him migrating to the Far East to run a string of child brothels, it would not have been right for him to have capitalised on all that experience of that part of the private sector that he had acquired at the DHSS.

In the same year he was appointed, with a local judge, to monitor reaction in Hong Kong to Sir Geoffrey Howe’s agreement to hand the colony over to China in 1997. They found overall acceptance, qualified by “concern and anxiety” about what the communists would do..

Fat Pang’s future job was assured.

 in 1996 [Nairne Chaired] a Commission on the Conduct of Referendums. From 1990 to 1992 he chaired the west regional board of Central Television.

With his wife, he was active in Church politics, and from 1993 to 1998 served as a Church Commissioner.

Nairne will have known about so many of the dirty vicars and raping Bishops, including perhaps the Rev Rigg and certainly the molesting Bishop of Chester and Carlo’s pal Bishop Peter Ball.

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Peter Ball was the  suffragen Bishop of Lewe (in Sussex), 1977-92 and the diocesan Bishop of Gloucester, 1992-93, when he resigned after being cautioned for sexual abuse; he continued to officiate at several churches after that. In October 2015, Ball was sentenced to 32 months’ imprisonment for misconduct in public office and indecent assault after admitting the abuse of 18 young men over a period of 15 years from 1977 to 1992. Further charges of indecently assaulting two boys, aged 13 and 15, were allowed to lie on file in a contentious decision by the CPS. He was released on licence in February 2017.

Gwilym Williams, the Bishop of Bangor, 1957-92, was a paid up member of Dafydd’s gang, held academic appointments in the University of Wales, including at UCNW and served as Archbishop of Wales, 1971-82.

My post ‘Amber Rudd, The Miners’ Strike and A Memory Jogged’ discussed a family who lived just down the road from me on Anglesey in 1983-85. They had recently moved to Anglesey from Birmingham and were having a hard time. They were trying to make a living by running a small shop and post office; the father of the family was a man in his 50s who had multiple health problems and it was the mother who ran the PO and shop to make a very meagre living. There were three teenaged children and I got to know them and discovered that the youngest girl had been ‘rescued’ by the family, while they had lived in Birmingham, from ‘terrible cruelty’. The girl told me herself one day that she could never thank the family enough, they had saved her life. The family were all very loyal to each other; it became obvious that they were subject to a great deal of malice from local people.

The older teenagers were academically able and had been due to sit a whole string of O levels just before they moved to Anglesey; Ysgol David Hughes at Menai Bridge simply refused to enter them for the exams. The oldest girl was targeted as a ‘girlfriend’ by a notoriously abusive young man from Bangor which caused her parents enormous worry. Rumours were put around – indeed I was told as well – that the teenagers of the family were involved with crime. They weren’t.

The family were having such a hard time scraping a living at the shop that they applied for a licence to sell alcohol. The first that I knew of this was when a man turned up on my doorstep in the summer of 1983 and demanded that I sign a petition to stop this. I refused and told him that the family were in difficulties and that I wasn’t going to add to them needlessly. The man became very angry, shouted at me that he used to be the vicar here – so he was the former vicar of St Tegfans at Old Llandegfan – and that Dr Dafydd Alun Jones from Denbigh was very worried about this family and their plan to sell alcohol would encourage drunkeness and alcoholism. This was the first time that I had ever heard Dafydd mentioned. I told the vicar that the theories re off-licenses causing alcohol problems were related to people being able to purchase big quantities of booze cheaply and anonymously from supermarkets. No lace curtain alcoholic was going to go into the shop at Old Llandegfan and knock back the booze, the whole world would have known.

The vicar was very angry indeed that I would not sign the petition of hate and he ran off down the path shouting at me. I have been told recently that he reported straight back to Dafydd HQ that there was a girl in the vicarage in Old Llandegfan who refused to sign the petition…

The family did not get their licence to sell booze and the unpleasantness toward them continued. The shop went out of business and just before that happened, the father of the family died. He so obviously had never received the medical care that he needed. The two older teenagers both left school without qualifications, although they succeeded in getting jobs in local businesses and then became management trainees. They looked after their mum and the younger girl who’d been rescued from cruelty in Birmingham.

I realised years later that this family had been under attack from the gang, presumably because of the ‘cruelty’ that they had witnessed the younger girl being subjected to and from which they had rescued her. The last time that I spoke to them was many years ago, when I told the older girl what was beginning to happen to me at the hands of the gang, not realising that they were under attack from the same people. That was circa 1987; life was going well for her, she had begun to earn a decent salary as the manager of the office of a local bakery. She had brought a small house and her mum and younger sister lived with her. I didn’t see her again but about a year later, the bakery for whom she worked went out of business after trading for many years and all staff were made redundant.

When this family were targeted, Keith Best was the MP for Anglesey.

I wouldn’t have put it past the gang to have laid siege to the bakery who employed Jane, in the way that Merfyn Jones was subjected to an all-out attack because he gave me a place to do a PhD and then a job…

Gwilym Williams’s successor as Bishop of Bangor, Cledan Mears, also enjoyed a cosy relationship with the gang. See previous posts.

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Perhaps Patrick Nairne knew why, after the Rev Wynn Roberts of Bangor was obliged to leave his job as a vicar after a relationship with a parishioner when they were both married to other people, he was then given a job by the NW Wales NHS Trust as the chaplain at Ysbyty Gwynedd. In which capacity he ignored the abuse of patients in the Hergest Unit. The Rev Wynn, excelling as the hospital Chaplin, was promoted to senior management level by the NHS Trust, given responsibility for the ethics committee and sat on Mental Health Review Tribunals and a few years ago took up a side-line as an Elvis impersonator, which was constructed by the NHS as being music therapy for the patients. See post ‘Music Therapy Anyone?’.

Nairne was also, at various times, president of the Association of Civil Service Art Clubs, the Oxfordshire Craft Guild, Modern Art Oxford, the Radleian Society and the Seamen’s Hospital Society; vice-president of the Oxford Art Society; and chairman of the Irene Wellington Educational Trust and the Society For Italic Handwriting.

He was a trustee of the National Maritime Museum, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the National Aids Trust and Oxford School of Drama .

Dafydd’s network of Radical Leftists dominate the JRF and everyone involved with AIDS concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the gangs like Dafydd’s that fed into it because the rent boys who died of AIDS in the late 1980s/early 90s were the former kids in care who had been forced into sex work. The Pioneering AIDS Wards were at the Middlesex Hospital, Gwynne’s alma mater, which protected Gwynne and Dafydd for their entire careers. The Middlesex was situated in Bloomsbury with Soho nearby. See previous posts…

He was appointed CB in 1971, KCB in 1975 and GCB in 1981. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1982.

The Guardian’s tribute to Sir Patrick read:

Sir Patrick Nairne, who has died aged 91, was one of Britain’s great, and most enlightened, public servants at a time when they had the opportunity to shine. A highly civilised man of rare talents and interests, he rose to the top in Whitehall through administrative and managerial flair – virtues he combined with humanity, a deep appreciation of the arts, and enthusiasm for facing difficult intellectual and moral challenges.

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He spent most of his career in the Ministry of Defence – he came from a military background. But after a spell in the Cabinet Office in 1975, his special qualities – a real belief in public administration and an ability to run organisations, including the chairing of meetings, effectively – were recognised by the prime minister, Harold Wilson, who appointed him permanent secretary, the official head, of the mammoth Department of Health and Social Security.

Denis Healey, one of Wilson’s cabinet stalwarts, described Nairne in his 1989 autobiography as “the perfect choice for the most difficult two years of my service as defence secretary, when I was taking my most important decisions on equipment, commitments and strategy … Unfailing courtesy and a pretty wit made him a joy to work with.” The agendas and priorities of the DHSS were very different from those he was used to at the MoD. Yet he drew parallels between them, comparing the often tense relationship between civilian administrators in the MoD and military chiefs with that between DHSS civil servants and the consultants and drug company lobbies.

Kincora and the associated murders in the midst of a terrorist campaign spanned the MoD and the DHSS. As did this:

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The remains of Lord Mountbatten are removed after the IRA bomb attack on the boat, Shadow V, in Co Sligo.
And indeed this:
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Born in London, Nairne was the son of a colonel in the Seaforth Highlanders and he married a daughter of a colonel…He joined his father’s regiment and after fighting in the Battle of El Alamein and recovering from wounds in Tunisia, he took part in the invasion of Sicily in July 1943. In recognition of his initiative and outstanding bravery searching for and identifying weak points in enemy positions at Francofonte, north-west of Syracuse, he was awarded the Military Cross.

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Vice Admiral Sir Normal Denning:

Norman Denning was a Royal Naval and Intelligence Officer at the Admiralty and Defence Intelligence Staff who served as Director of Naval Planning, 1945-56, Director of Naval intelligence, 1960-64 and Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff for Intelligence, 1964-65.

Norman’s brother was Lord Denning who was such a loyal friend the Dafydd and the network that he even took part in a ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ programme with Dafydd’s pal Savile.

  • Here he is, listening to a recording of that phone call in 1987 in which Dafydd told me that if I withdrew my complaint about him he’d get me a place at Liverpool medical School:
  • Or it might have been of the call in which Dafydd told me that he’d have me arrested and imprisoned in Risley Remand Centre if I didn’t drop my complaint. Or it could have been the one in which Dafydd boasted about killing patients. Or the one in which Patient F blew a raspberry at him which was interpreted by Liverpool High Court as me presenting a danger to Dafydd’s life. Or a recording of the bugged Student Health Centre with Gwynne propositioning me? Or D.G.E. Wood threatening me? Who knows…

I noted in my post ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’ how many people from privileged backgrounds who did the most appalling things as civilians, including those up to their necks in Dafydd’s wrongdoing who lied and cheated at every turn, all managed to distinguish themselves during their war service.

...he joined the Admiralty, one of the five organisations to be merged into a combined MoD in 1964. After a succession of posts there, many of them in ministers’ private offices and many playing a key role in integrating the three branches of the armed forces, Nairne became deputy under-secretary (1970-73).

Nairne will not only have known about the VIP paedophile ring at Kincora and its links with the mainland, but he knew that the Belfast-based paedophile psychiatrist Dr Morris Fraser who was involved with Kincora was allowed to continue to practising by the GMC in the early 1970s after he had offended against children and then relocated to London, where he worked at Springfield Hospital (the mental health unit attached to St George’s) and UCL. See previous posts. Later in life Fraser moved to Cornwall and became involved with a charidee that provided sailing holidays for children.

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…he ended his Whitehall career in 1981 at the DHSS. In what he said was a great surprise, he was asked if his name could go on a shortlist as master of St Catherine’s College, Oxford, to succeed the historian Lord Alan Bullock. It was unusual then, though not now, for Oxbridge colleges to elect “outsiders” – even former Whitehall mandarins – as heads.

Alan Bullock was a senior member of the security services. He established St Catherine’s after many enjoyable years at New College, Oxford, where, along with Richard Crossman, he recruited for the intelligence services. Mandelson is a St Catherine’s graduate and was mist likely recruited to work for the intelligence services by Alan Bullock. Bullock and Mandy have numerous links with those we know and love. See post ‘A Study In Tyranny’.

Nairne was master of St Catherine’s for seven years. Soon after he took up the post, he was made a privy counsellor and appointed a member of the Franks committee, set up to review the events leading up to the Argentinian invasion of the Falklands in 1982. While the committee described a catalogue of errors, it was attacked for absolving the Thatcher government from “any criticism or blame” for the junta’s decision “to commit an act of unprovoked aggression”.

Nairne soon joined other recently retired top Whitehall officials in the growing campaign for the repeal of the “catch-all” Section 2 of the Official Secrets Act. “Had Sir Humphrey Appleby changed his spots?” he asked, referring to the senior official in Yes, Minister. “Any Freedom of Information bill would have important exemptions; matters affecting national security, such as the organisation of a British nuclear test, would certainly be exempted,” he warned.

As it seems were all matters relating to the Westminster Paedophile Ring, even the murders of witnesses.

He fully recognised that ministers and civil servants were always attacked for their disposition to cover up not only what needed to be kept secret, but what could be politically damaging. “The secrecy culture of Whitehall,” he openly acknowledged, “is essentially a product of British parliamentary democracy; economy with the truth is the essence of a professional reply to a parliamentary answer.”He was under no illusion that there was a long way to go before that culture was fundamentally changed and the doctrine of “the need to know” is replaced by that of “the right to know”.

The citizens of north Wales had no right to know that the social workers who took their kids into care would force them into prostitution. Neither did they have the right to know that the Top Docs to whom they were referred – and by whom they were sectioned if they refused an appointment – were also forcing patients into prostitution.When Oliver Brooke, the Professor of Paediatrics at St George’s, was imprisoned for kiddie porn offences in Dec 1986, St George’s made public statement that people should not be frightened to bring their children to the hospital, Ollie was a one-off and that he had never offended against his patients. Ollie was a key member of a pan-European paedophile ring, many of his colleagues were facilitating the same ring and I’d be gobsmacked if he had managed to leave his patients alone. He became a paediatrician for a reason… See eg. ‘Oliver!’

Nairne enjoyed wrestling with difficult ideas. He was the first chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (1991-96) and in 1993 published ‘Demystifying Bioethics: A Lay Perspective’, in the Journal of Medical Ethics.

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He was also a gifted painter of watercolours and his pictures were twice exhibited in the Royal Academy. A collection of his watercolours hangs in St Catherine’s College. Sandy, one of his sons and director of the National Portrait Gallery, told the magazine ‘Oxford Today’ in 2010 that Patrick encouraged his children to make room for art. “There’s a line of art that runs through my family. Even though my father spent all his time organising things and making things better, he brought us up with the idea that art had a very strong place.”

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Graham Ovenden exceeded Rolf by a long way and was taken much more seriously as an artist as well. See previous posts.

Nairne was also chairman of the Society of Italic Handwriting and his Whitehall memos and minutes were well known for their fine, clear script.

Those memos and minutes which resulted in the concealing of the gang rape and murder of children are examples of the most beautiful handwriting. I’m very fond of illuminated writing myself, it’s most impressive.

He and his wife, Penelope, a lay reader for many years, were part of the church wherever they lived and his Christian beliefs were important to him.

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Penelope, whom he married in 1948, survives him, as do their daughters, Katherine, Fiona and Margaret, and sons, Sandy, James and Andrew.

The Indie paid homage to the Matthew Hopkins of the DHSS as well:

Patrick Nairne played a big role in the life of this country in the second half of the 20th century….

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He went on to have a second career as an effective, much-loved and ethos-setting Master of St Catherine’s College, Oxford. 

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Mandy’s right hand Civil Service mandarin by 2010, the daughter of Ron Evans, the crooked lawyer employed by Gwynedd County Council who kept a lot of people out of prison and tried to put me in, went to school with the family from Birmingham who were targeted by the gang. Mandy, as a member of the security services, should you and your pals not have been blowing them all out of the water when they were teenagers or young adults, instead of bankrupting the bakeries who dared employ the victims of the gang of which their parents were part?

He had artistic interests and skill, as shown by the collection of his watercolours that hangs in St Catz and his chairmanship of the Society of Italic Handwriting. He and his wife, Penelope Chauncy Bridges, created an artistic dynasty: one daughter, Fiona, is a part-time calligrapher

Such lovely handwriting, just like her dad, who’s handwriting took him to the very top of a dung heap.

Born in 1921 into a military family (his father was a retired Lt Col who taught art at Winchester)…

Presumably his handwriting and collusion with paedophilia was up to standard as well.

…From 1958-60 he was private secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty. 
Lord Mountbatten followed by Sir Charles Lambe. Lambe became First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff in May 1959. He suffered a serious heart attack only six months after taking office and was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet on his early retirement on 10 May 1960. Lambe died at his home at Newport-on-Tay in Fife on 29 August 1960. Lambe had been appointed Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet, as well as NATO Commander, Allied Forces Mediterranean in Nov 1957 and was succeeded in that role by Sir Alec Bingley, who did not have a heart attack and keel over at the height of his powers. But then Sir Alec’s wife and son were friends with Dafydd and Gwynne, Richard Crossman and Dom Mintoff of the Maltese Mafia and ran MIND. See previous posts.

The aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious, which Sir Charles Lambe commanded in the British Pacific Fleet later on in WW II 
…At the MoD from 1967-1973 Nairne was first Assistant Undersecretary of State for Defence then Deputy Under-Secretary, and worked closely and supportively with the Minister, Lord Carrington.The reason he was so good at this job, as at all his later ones, was his capacity to listen. Whether dealing with a stubborn old admiral, a set-in-his-ways general or a callow schoolboy, he patiently listened with apparent eagerness to hear what you had to say, seldom interrupted and never condescended or patronised. He always seemed genuinely curious about what you thought, and never forget anyone’s name or circumstances.

Inside Sir Patrick’s Cultured Brain it will have been:

He inspired real affection, partly because of his sparkling conversation and interest in your contribution to it, partly because he radiated affability and kindness.
So did Geoffrey Chamberlain and he experimented on live late gestation foetuses whom he had unlawfully aborted, killed them afterwards and ran the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See post ‘Now Then…’

In MoD negotiations he was effective though young; somehow those on the other side always knew they were dealing with someone who had experienced danger and shown bravery and initiative…
Banding the initials MC about after his name might have been part of the spell.

Nairne did not return to the MoD as expected in 1975 but was promoted to head the Department of Health and Social Security. He was knighted that year and made GCB on his retirement in 1981, when he also mused in a radio interview on the conflicts between politicians in a hurry to get things done and the civil servants whose job is to see that projects are brought to fruition thoroughly and properly.

When one looks at the decades of patient, hard skulduggery and law breaking that has gone into providing complete protection for Gwynne, Dafydd and the gang since the late 1950s, one cannot fairly entirely blame most politicians for the co-ordinated effort; they simply haven’t been in office long enough. Whereas Nairne, Lancelot, Sir George Godber and the rest devoted their entire lives to the task, from that first thrashing after the cold bath at the age of seven.

Could Sir Patrick have been the model for Sir Humphrey Appleby in “Yes Minister”? His family will only allow that he “may” have offered “advice” to the BBC. During his tenure he was responsible for the inspired appointment of Mary Warnock as chair of the trailblazing committee of inquiry into human fertilisation and embryology,

Inspired in so far as Warnock knew nothing about IVF, had no idea what the Top Docs were getting up to in their clinics and therefore was unable to come up with recommendations that would nip the fleecing of patients in the bud. However, Dame Josephine Barnes, the ex-wife of Ted Heath’s friend and Top Doc Sir Brian Warren – Sir Brian was wholly opposed to the idea of the NHS throughout his career – was a member of the Warnock committee and Josephine, being an obstetrician and gynaecologist who, like her ex-husband, was facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring, did know what was going on (see post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’), so she could give orders to Warnock. Warnock was a silly old bat, very Shirley Williams-esque, who had concealed the organised abuse in Oxfordshire that was facilitated by the Top Docs, so Warnock could be relied upon to follow instructions while ‘The Guardian’ could publish articles about her Wise Woman’s ways, a la Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss.

and his continued interest in the subject led to him chairing, in 1991, the Nuffield Council on Biothethics, which reflected on questions raised by the genome project.

As someone with lovely handwriting, a trait genetically inherited by his daughter, Nairne was the ideal person to do so.

It was a tough act to follow Alan Bullock, founding Master of St Catz, as Nairne did in 1981. But this is like no other Oxbridge college. First, it is a masterpiece of Modernist architecture and a congenial environment for someone with so developed a visual sense that he always travelled with his watercolours.
I do hope that Nairne was fully equipped when he saw action and won that Military Cross.
 And it is a particularly civilised college, whose fellows’ interests and origins are varied, as are those of its students.
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His seven years as Master were a time when college traditions were being born,
Such as Party Rings:
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and its excellence and geniality owes a good deal to him. On retiring, seeking to distance himself and the college from the effort made by some of his dons to grant a fellowship to Mrs Thatcher, and having unsuccessfully campaigned for Edward Heath to become University Chancellor, he chaired the Advisory Board of Modern Art Oxford…

In 1987 he chaired the Institute of Medical Ethics’ working party on the implications for the NHS of Aids….And as he’d been such a success at Oxford, Essex University made him Chancellor (1983-97).

‘Of course ‘The Times’ published an obituary for Nairne as well, but they really pushed the boat out by publishing some additional comments by others after they had published Nairne’s obituary:

John Pattisson, former Vice-Chairman, Radley College Council, writes:May I add to your deservedly warm tribute (obituary, June 5). Sir Patrick was, as you say, knighted in 1975, and he was advanced from KCB to GCB six years later. In 1982 he was appointed to the Privy Council, an exceptional distinction for a civil servant, in anticipation of his becoming the government monitor at the forthcoming key negotiations on the future of Hong Kong. He was selected personally for this important role by Margaret Thatcher, who held Sir Patrick in the greatest respect, reputedly averring that he could be trusted as he was “one of us”.

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Among the many bodies to which Sir Patrick gave inspirational service was the governing council of Radley, his old school, of which he was an outstandingly valuable and fondly admired member from 1976 to 1999.

I worked in an old folk’s home in Leicester for a few weeks during 1987-88 and although there was no neglect or abuse of the residents, the home was run and substantially staffed by people who knew about the horrors which existed in Leicester, on the turf of Greville Janner and Keith Vaz and they were just keeping their heads down in terror. I worked with an Asian girl who’s sister had run away from home to escape a forced marriage and this girl was planning to do the same; the Top Docs knew all about it because she had developed an eating disorder and they were fully au fait with her background, but no, they were not going to do anything to help. The lady who used to come to the home to do music and games with the residents was a former NHS occupational therapist who’s son was at Radley and she used to chat to the residents about the children of the rich and famous who were at Radley with her son.

Not surprisingly, soon after his appointment he successfully spearheaded plans to build a much-needed arts centre, which he was able to open in 1979. It remains an innovative and thriving facility, and a fitting reminder of Sir Patrick’s love of the school.

Perhaps the lady with whom I worked on Greville’s manor knew Sir Patrick!

David Young writes: Other contributors are spot on in recalling Pat’s astonishing appetite for work. As a young civil servant I worked directly under him on nuclear defence matters and specifically on briefing for Nato Nuclear Planning Group meetings. These meetings churned out vast quantities of paper and I fear I skimmed some of them until it became painfully clear that Pat had somehow found time to read every word. That he might have been a model for Sir Humphrey is perhaps supported by the fact that I once heard him say to Denis Healey, “I could not fail to disagree with you less, Secretary of State”. I am still not sure what it meant.

One of the people who supplied an obit for Sir Patrick was one Frank Panton. I will try to find out whether he is anything to do with Wing Commander I.H. Panton. Wing Commander I.H. Panton used to supervise a summer work scheme at Penrhyn Castle in the 1980s and every person employed was a victim of Dafydd’s gang. They liked Wing Commander Panton because he rolled his sleeves up and worked with them, took his lunch breaks with them etc. He heard the full details of the very serious crimes that they had experienced and witnessed. He said nothing about it to anyone. See previous posts. Lucille Hughes volunteers for the National Trust at Penrhyn Castle.

Nairne: he was the very model of the best kind of British civil servant, with a genius for administration
Nairne: he was the very model of the best kind of British civil servant, with a genius for administration. Gwynne the lobotomist was praised after his death for being a ‘thoughtful administrator’. He and Dafydd ran a sex abuse gang, abducted and illegally imprisoned victims in a dungeon and some of them were never seen again. Where does one learn the skills necessary to administrate that? Among the dreaming spires?
The ‘Journal of Medical Ethics’ didn’t miss Nairne’s death. Here’s a small extract:

Sir Patrick Nairne, who has died aged 91 years, was a distinguished senior civil servant and academic, who among many other accomplishments and achievements, made a significant contribution to the development of medical ethics in the UK. 

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Sir Patrick is perhaps best known in this context as the founding chairman, from 1991 to 1996, of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, the independent ethics advisory body co-funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council, which is deservedly regarded as the closest British equivalent to a national ethics committee.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Two or three years prior to the creation of the Nuffield Council however, Sir Patrick had chaired an Institute of Medical Ethics working party on the ethical implications of HIV infection and AIDS, one of a series of enquiries …

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

On 5 June 2013, the University of Essex website carried this feature:

Obituary: Sir Patrick Nairne

Sir Patrick Nairn

It is with great sadness that the University announces the death of former Chancellor, Sir Patrick Nairne on 4 June 2013. The University’s second Chancellor, Sir Patrick held the post for thirteen years from 1983 to 1997. He was also presented with an Honorary Doctorate by the University in 1983.

Warm tributes have been paid to Sir Patrick by those who knew him and worked alongside him. Professor Sir Martin Harris, Vice-Chancellor from 1987 to 1992, praised Sir Patrick for his “wise counsel”, while Professor Ron Johnston, Vice-Chancellor from 1992 to 1995, highlighted his “experience and wisdom”.

Tributes to Sir Patrick can be read in full below.

Born on 5 August 1921, Sir Patrick was educated at Radley College and University College, Oxford, with his education interrupted by World War II. During his career Sir Patrick held key positions in the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office and was appointed Permanent Secretary to the Department of Health and Social Security. He was knighted in 1975.

In 1981 he was elected Master of St Catherine’s College, Oxford, stepping down in 1988, and held a number of public offices, including government monitor for Hong Kong in 1984 and founding chair of the Nuffield Council on bioethics from 1992. He was also a trustee of the National Maritime Museum. He was appointed Chancellor at Essex following the death of founding Chancellor Lord Butler. That is Rab Butler, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, mentor to Carlo, who concealed the ring at Cambridge.

Tributes to Sir Patrick Nairne

Professor Sir Martin Harris, Vice-Chancellor 1987-1992: ‘Barbara and I were deeply saddened to learn of Patrick Nairne’s death. When we arrived at Wivenhoe Park in 1987, as a very inexperienced Vice-Chancellor I was very much in need of wise counsel. Pat Nairne was one of those to whom I could always turn. Always available but never intrusive, he systematically visited every part of the then very small University, sometimes accompanied by Penny and sometimes alone. They always stayed in the guest room at Lakeside House and it was there, after the busy schedule of the day was done, or on the evening before Degree Day (just three ceremonies, all in one day, at that time), that he gave me such sound advice. He was astonishingly well informed and willing to share so much, not just with me but right across the campus. He was just what a Chancellor should be, and the then young University is very much in his debt. And there’s one other thing: his watercolours. As I write this, I am looking at two delightful paintings which Pat gave us all those years ago and which Barbara and I have treasured, in Colchester, in Manchester and now in Cambridge. These exquisite landscapes are a lasting memory for us of a wonderful mentor and friend.”

Wherever the Westminster Paedophile Ring was, so was Martin Harris. He was born near Wrexham, went to school in Plymouth and university at Queens College, Cambridge and then SOAS. He taught at Leicester University and then spent 15 years at the University of Salford, which was sending social work students on placement to north Wales and ignoring reports of child abuse. Salford also accredited the worthless qualifications handed out to Dafydd’s gang by Cartrefle College. See previous posts.

Harris was a member of UGC, 1984-87, when Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer and the UGC retreated from their plan to close down UCNW, when a deal was done to shaft the recent UCNW grads who had tripped over the Westminster Paedophile Ring…

Harris was VC of Essex University, 1987-92. During that time, UCNW returned Professor Andrew Radford to Essex University, where Radford had previously worked, after much scandal and complaint at Bangor re Radford. Radford was a serial shagger of students; I didn’t ever hear that it was non-consensual, but the students receiving Firsts could be correlated with those who had sex with Radford. The Ugandan discussions created such a bad atmosphere in the Dept of Linguistics, over which Radford presided, that there was a complaint from at least one parent; it was concealed by the Student Health Centre at UCNW and by Dr Tony Francis. Radford was so excessive that Essex could not have not noticed his extra-curricular activities. Radford had completed his first degree, postgrad and postdoc work at Trinity College, Cambridge. He had been a student when Carlo was there and when Rab was Master of Trinity College. See previous posts for further info re Radford.

Martin Harris was VC of the Victoria University of Manchester, 1992-2004, when it became part of the new University of Manchester. Dafydd’s and Tony Francis’s colleagues, including Bob Hobson, were based at Manchester running the ring there at the time. During his time at Manchester, Martin Harris was Chairman of both the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals (now UUK) and of its Health Committee and a member of the Commission for Health Improvement, who told all those lies about the NW Wales NHS Trust in 2004 and was part of the huge scam involving Jack Butterworth’s daughter to conceal patient harm and criminality while firing at Merfyn Jones and his wife. See post ‘Murder In Samarkand’.

Martin Harris was Chair of the Clinical Academic Staff Advisory Group of the Universities and Colleges Employers Association. So perhaps he can explain why so many of the Clinical Academics at Bangor University were colluding against Merfyn, why they were leaking confidential information re his wife when she was dying and why they flatly refused to treat me for a serious condition.

Martin Harris served as Chancellor of Salford University, 2005-09, succeeding Sir Walter Bodmer, who was part of the huge Bristol cancer research fraud scandal involving Dr Peter Macguire, a friend of Tony Francis, which resulted in the suicide – well it was presumed to be suicide – of Prof Tim McElwain in 1990. See posts ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’. Does Martin know how Mcguire, a psychiatrist, received funding from the Cancer Research Campaign, just after I had begun a career with the CRC?

Martin Harris’ other appointments include Deputy Chairmanship of the North West Development Agency, 2002-08 and Director of Fair Access at the OFFA, 2004-12.

Professor Les Ebdon, the former VC of Bedford University, succeeded Martin Harris as Director of OFFA. I corresponded with Les before he was appointed Director of OFFA. Les had written an article about mental health problems in students in the lay press and I explained to him that Brown and I had just written an academic article in this area. Les read my article and wrote a nice letter back telling me that he wouldn’t share it with anyone until it was published (it was still in press). Les was as good as his word, he didn’t plagiarise it. What Les did do however was let a few people know that I had contacted him, that I was, well me, that woman who had been given a PhD place at Bangor, the reason why Miranda was trying to destroy the VC of Bangor University. Les was then given the OFFA job. Before Les stepped down as the VC of Luton, then known as the University of Bedfordshire, he gave Jimmy Savile an honorary doctorate.

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Savile’s honorary doctorate was rescinded by the University of Bedfordshire, after the er Savile revelations, by which time Les was Director of OFFA.

Les: Thank you for not plagiarising my article, but the use to which you did put it is not a very good advert for you and your much boasted about commitment to supporting disadvantaged students is it? Would you like to apologise to the VC who really was supporting disadvantaged students and who had his career destroyed because he did so? 

  • Les Ebdon is a chemist who did both of his degrees at Imperial College. Imperial was/is crawling with folk who are Of Dafydd, in particular Lord Brian Flowers, who came from Swansea. See previous posts. Professor Wynn Humphrey Davies also worked at Imperial; when I sent that article to Les, Professor Wynn Humphrey Davies was one of the members of Bangor University Council who were mounting the Great Rebellion against Merfyn.

Les: If you develop a brain tumour, I’ll let you know that they cannot be relied upon to save your bacon, no matter how much you’ve grovelled to them. Because they don’t have an ounce of decency in them. They are, after all, gangsters, Les you big wally.

After Les took up the post at OFFA, he was succeeded as VC of the University of Bedfordshire by Bill Rammell. I corresponded with Bill Rammell as well, just after I corresponded with Les! Bill was Miranda’s Minister for HE, but Bill didn’t know anything about HE. So Bill’s policies weren’t working and he was told this by educational sociologists of far greater standing than me, a PhD student. Bill wrote back to me and told me that I would soon see that Miranda’s HE policies were working and had Transformed People’s Chances.

Miranda’s HE guru Lord Adonis admitted recently that Miranda’s HE policies hadn’t worked as expected and to save the HE sector, it is now necessary to stop implementing them.

I expect that Bill at Bedfordshire will continue to follow them nonetheless. All the best with that one Bill!

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Sir Martin Harris | Staff | SOAS University of London

Professor Ron Johnston, Vice-Chancellor, 1992-95: ‘Patrick Nairne was everything a University and its Vice-Chancellor could ask for in a Chancellor. He was a staunch supporter and friend: his experience and wisdom were there to be tapped, with advice that was never pressed but always available when asked for – and always given without any follow-up questioning to know if it was taken. He was intensely interested in all that happened at the University. The formal occasions were handled with quiet grace, good humour and the minimum of pomp. He made frequent trips to Wivenhoe in order to visit departments and learn what they were doing – and once gave a seminar in the Department of Government, joining members of staff at the traditional meal at David McKay’s restaurant afterwards. Lady Nairne too was a regular visitor, often attending seminars and other events at the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Centre.’

Sir Patrick and Lady Nairne bred and they produced Cultured Children.

Patrick Nairne’s son Alexander Robert “Sandy” Nairne (born 8 June 1953) is an English historian and curator. From 2002 until February 2015 he was the Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Sandy Nairne attended Radley College and studied at University College, Oxford in the early 1970s and rowed for the Oxford University second crew Isis.

‘ISIS is known for spreading hatred and executing victims on camera and instigating terrorist attacks.’

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Sandy Nairne came into contact with Nicholas Serota, while working at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 1974–76. Nicholas Serota’s mother, the Baroness Bea, was a friend of Richard Crossman, who was Secretary of State at the DHSS, 1968-70. Bea Serota is mentioned a lot in Crossman’s ‘Diaries’, particularly those diary entries from his time at the DHSS because Bea was Crossman’s Deputy. Bea Serota, an LSE graduate of the generation when so many staff and graduates of that institution played a major role in the Westminster Paedophile Ring, was a civil servant who was one of those powerful posh ladies holding influential positions while Dafydd and Gwynne expanded their business, as the Westminster Paedophile Ring colonised most of the UK’s Depts of Social Services; Bea was one of those who helped it happen. Bea’s talent was spotted by Harold Wilson, when she worked as a civil servant. Wilson gave her a peerage in 1967, appointed her a Gov’t Whip and then as Richard Crossman’s Deputy at the DHSS, although she hadn’t ever been an MP.

Bea’s previous counted for rather more than being an MP. She was a member of the old Hampstead Borough Council immediately after WW II, then sat on the London County Council as a member for Brixton and on the GLC as the member for Lambeth. Until the end of her life Bea was devoted to Hampstead. Just like Peggy Jay, another dreadful old bag who was devoted to Hampstead (see post ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’), Bea knew about the trade in underaged sex workers for the Posh, including those fed into the machine of the Bloomsbury Group and in north Wales, the Welsh Bloomsbury Set. Bea was Vice-Chairwoman of ILEA, 1964-67, while it colluded with organised abuse (see previous posts) and it was ‘her distinguished career in local government and the work that she did for children’ that bagged her a peerage.

Thus Bea became ‘a recognised authority’ on child care, Chaired the LCC children’s committee for seven years and was a member of the Central Training Council for Child Care for at least nine years.

Dafydd’s mistress Lucille was working as a children’s social worker at the time.

Lucille Hughes

 

In addition, Bea Chaired the advisory council on the penal system – Bryn Estyn was an Approved School until 1974 – was the first Ombudsman for local gov’t, was a member of the Community Relations Commission, the BBC Complaints Commission, a BBC Governor and served on the Longford Committee on Crime and on the Latey Committee, which led to the lowering of the age of majority to 18.

In 1985, Bea became a Deputy Speaker in the Lords and then the principal Deputy Chairwoman of Committees. See previous posts for details of Bea and those with whom she worked.

1985: Mary Wynch made legal history.

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After a period as an Assistant Curator at the Tate Gallery(1976–80) – during which time Sandy also worked on international curation projects such as the Irish biennial EVA International – Sandy Nairne was appointed Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, a position he held until 1984. In 1987, Nairne wrote the TV documentary series “State of the Art” for Channel 4.

In 1988, Sandy Nairne was appointed as the Director of the Visual Arts Department at the Arts Council. In this capacity, Nairne oversaw the re-invigoration of the British Art Show, the establishing of the Institute of International Visual Arts (InVA), as a permanent organisation to promote culturally diverse projects, the furtherance of Percent for Art and the creation of the Curating Contemporary Art Course at the Royal College of Art.

Nairne became Director of Programmes for the Tate Gallery under Nicholas Serota. In this capacity, Nairne was responsible for the restructuring of the Tate’s collection administration in preparation for the opening of Tate Modern and the redevelopment of the original Tate Gallery in Millbank as Tate Britain.

Sandy Nairne was responsible for the successful recovery of two late Turner paintings, stolen in Germany in 1994 and put back on display at Tate Britain in early 2003. He negotiated secretly for 8 years on behalf of the Tate to get the two paintings back. 

Nairne became Director of the National Portrait Gallery in London in 2002. On 12 June 2014 he announced his resignation which took effect in early 2015.

Sandy Nairne was awarded a CBE in Lilibet’s 2011 Birthday Honours for services to the arts.

Nairne was among those appointed on 29 January 2015 to the Bank of England’s Banknote Character Advisory Committee, whose first task would be to decide who should appear on the next £20 banknote.

Nairne’s wife is the art historian Lisa Tickner, with whom he has a son, the lighting designer Christopher Nairne, and a daughter, the curator and art historian Eleanor Nairne.

In April 2008, the year in which Merfyn’s wife died at the hands of Dafydd’s colleagues, ‘Country Life’ published an interview with Sandy Nairne, by Jeremy Musson:

Interview: Sandy Nairne

Sandy Nairne’s career in art began at Oxford where he ran the Oxford Students Arts Council.

Sandy Nairne, the director of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) since 2002, discovered his real interest in contemporary-art curating when an under-graduate at Oxford, but only after a year devoted to rowing (he’s a rowing blue). ‘My first year was dominated by rowing; the second by my running the Oxford Students Arts Council. There were lots of talented people around then in the 1970s, and we used a room over a garage. I had to persuade the owner not to tune up the cars when we were upstairs there was a bit of an issue with carbon-monoxide.’

Two weeks after his finals, he bought a wooden punt. The river still plays a key part in his life and he competes regularly in a racing punt (only 2ft wide and 28ft long). He is a ‘proud member’ of the Dittons Skiff and Punting Club. ‘My son says punt racing is a sport bitterly contested by 17 people, which is very unfair. It goes back to the late 19th century.’

Tall and dark-eyed, Mr Nairne can, in a crowd, seem a commanding, quiet presence, but, in conversation, he has an eager, quick-witted enthusiasm. He grew up near Cobham in Surrey, ‘surrounded by woods to escape to. My father is a gifted amateur watercolourist, and I loved walking with him, sketchbook in hand.’ His father, Sir Patrick Nairne, was a senior civil servant and master of St Catherine’s College, Oxford. After university, Mr Nairne joined Nicholas Serota at the tiny Museum of Modern Art in Oxford. ‘I was assistant director, but there were only four staff. It was a great apprenticeship, and Nick was clearly someone who was going to go places.’

Nick, son of Bea…

He went to the Tate Gallery next, and worked as an assistant keeper with Richard Morphet, ‘a brilliant man. I was surprised to get the job there as I wasn’t an art historian, but I think they needed people with managerial experience’. In 1980, he went on to become director of exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA).With Mr Serota, who was then director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, he curated a show of 20th-century British sculpture in 1981. Then, having worked at the Arts Council, he joined Mr Serota again at the Tate, in 1994: ‘The great expansion of Tate Modern was about to happen they were very exciting times.’ Mr Nairne revels in the NPG. ‘It was founded in the 19th century, influenced by Thomas Carlyle’s idea that a portrait “was a candle by which a biography for the first time can be properly read”, and, although perhaps not so explicitly, by the Victorian spirit of emulation and self-improvement.’

Not sure that the Serotas and the Nairnes quite embody Thomas Carlyle’s notions. They are more Alex Carlile…

The NPG still commissions five or six special portraits a year of leading national figures current subjects include Sir Peter Mansfield, inventor of the MRI scanner. ‘The trustees decide who the sitters will be, and then delegate to me the choice of artist. Sarah Howgate, our contemporary curator, does much of the hard work.’

How about one of Dafydd? Painted by Graham Ovenden? Graham usually prefers to paint little girls in states of undress, but I’m sure that he could do justice to Dafydd in his baby doll nightie with nae panties…

The photographic collections continue to expand. Indeed, the blockbuster exhibition this year, ‘Vanity Fair Portraits’ (until May 26), is of photographs. Mr Nairne is keen to promote a high standard of research as a way for a national institution to fulfil its public role: ‘We have eight million visitors to our website each year, and they have access to all the results.’

Mr Nairne feels that the NPG is in good form at the moment, and he’s ‘very cheerful’, having just received a substantial gift of £5 million over three years, from US donor Randy Lerner

Is someone taking the piss out of Sandy and the NPG??

(who owns Aston Villa football club) in memory of his father. Half of this is to be devoted to the portrait fund. This is after another major donation from Sir Christopher Ondaatje. And what is the state of British portraiture? ‘Oh, I think it’s in fighting form. The truth is that, although Modernism seemed to turn away from subject pictures, nearly all the major modern-art movements include portraiture in some way. Most contemporary art is about identity, and you have to remember that this is a museum about people first and foremost.’

Indeed. Lord Lloyd Kenyon, umbrella of Dafydd’s and father of Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon who sexually abused boys in care in north Wales, was a Trustee of the NPG,1953-58 and Chairman of the NPG, 1966-88.

Sandy’s wife Lisa Tickner is a British art historian. She taught at Middlesex University, where she is Emeritus Professor, as well as at Northwestern University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she is Honorary Professor. In 2008 Lisa was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

Tickner’s work focuses on the history of modern art in Britain, and on feminist and theoretical approaches to the history of art. In 1979 she was one of the founders of BLOCK magazine. Her first book, The Spectacle of Women, looked at the imagery of the Suffragette movement in Britain, and has been seen as an early model for visual culture studies. Her second book, Modern Life and Modern Subjects, was described on publication as ‘simply the best book yet written by an art historian about British modernism’.

Tickner initially studied Fine Art at the Hornsey School of Art, but was encouraged to pursue art history by Nikolaus Pevsner, a friend of Geoffrey Grigson, John Betjeman and Hugh Casson. All previous stars of this blog. She completed a PhD on the arts and crafts movement in 1970.

In the 1970s Tickner was involved with the Women’s Art History Collective in a way that influenced her scholarship. Her paper “The Body Politic: Female Sexuality and Women Artists Since 1970”, presented at the 1977 AAH conference, was published in the second issue of the newly-formed journal Art History and led to the resignation of one of the members of the journal’s editorial board.

In the Third World, life in the dungeon continued.

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Sandy’s brother Andrew Colin Nairne (born 10 February 1960), is Director of Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge University’s modern and contemporary art gallery. Born in Guildford, Nairne graduated with an art history MA from St Andrew’s University in 1983. He was the Visual Arts Director at the Scottish Arts Council and for eight years he was the Exhibitions Director at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. Andrew Nairne also had a position at the Ikon Gallary in Birmingham and was Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts.

Dafydd’s mate, Robert Bluglass, qualified at St Andrews University, worked at Dundee, held a Chair at Birmingham University for many years and now is the proud Director of Compton Verney, in Warwickshire, one of the finest galleries in Europe.

Andrew Nairne is the former Director of Modern Art Oxford, a contemporary art gallery. He joined in 2001, when he renamed the gallery from the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. Nairne coordinated enhancements to the museum building, and gave MOMA’s substantial library of art books and catalogues to Oxford Brookes University. He shifted the focus to exhibitions of contemporary artists, who have included Tracy Emin and Stella Vine.

Nairne was a Board Member of the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness, Orkney, 1998-2003. Orkney was pretty much run by Jo Grimond and his wife, Laura, who was one of the daughters of Violet Bonham Carter. Violet’s father was the Liberal PM, H.H. Asquith. Jo Grimond was Liberal Leader before Mr Thrope was done for conspiracy to kill and stepped in as Leader again after Mr Thrope was arrested. See post ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’.

Andrew Nairne was formerly Chair of the Visual Arts and Galleries Association (VAGA) and also Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.

In 2009, Nairne was appointed Executive Director of Arts Strategy at the Arts Council England. Andrew Nairne received an OBE in the 2019 New Years Honours for services to Museums and to the Arts.

It’s all about People.

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Crossman and Bea enjoyed trips to Covent Garden:

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It looks very nice, but the problem is that if I popped in, I’d encounter people like Bea. Or now that she has died, her friends and relatives, such as Sir Nick, who is now Chairman of Arts Council England:

It must have been a great help to People in their pursuit of Culture that Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson, President/Chairman of MIND and Crossman’s predecessor as Minister of Health, served as Chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain, 1974-82. He was succeeded by Mystic Mogg, another from Crossman’s era, 1982-89 and thus it continues. Previous posts have supplied details of Arts Council bigwigs and in England and Wales they are all closely linked to those we know and love. If we go backwards in time from Sir Kenneth, there was Lord Patrick Gibson – a publisher involved with the National Trust – and Lord Arnold Goodman, Harold Wilson’s solicitor and friend who was a crook. Goodman was Chairman of the Arts Council of GB, 1965-72 and really splashed the dosh about when he built the South Bank Centre. Goodman was Director of the Royal Opera House and Sadler’s Wells, Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, President of the Theatrical Advisory Committee and was a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art.

It really was true that Harold Wilson gave money to his friends; and Harold’s friend Richard Crossman was running a sex abuse ring…

While People were paid a great deal of money to direct and hold art exhibitions about Wimmin’s Power and Sexuality, other people with a small p had their faces ground into the dust.

Patient F, in the 1970s, was a promising artist. That was before the gang wrecked his life. He was still an enthusiastic painter afterwards though and he always maintained that he hated the ‘art world’, that I had no idea how sordid it all was and that it was based on ‘cocaine, champagne and young men selling their bottoms to the likes of David Hockney and Francis Bacon’. I heard much about a lot of famous artists. See previous posts. By the time that F was chatting to me about it all, the Hergest Unit simply dismissed his anecdotes as the ravings of a madman, because as I have explained previously, once someone had been dehumanised by the gang, after three years or so they were rendered invisible and the new cohorts of junior staff knew nothing about them. But people like Dafydd and Tony Francis did know their earlier biographies, or at least those bits that had caused the gang to come after them in the first place. Furthermore the security services were bugging my house when F used to chat away about his adventures in the 1960s and 70s on the hippy and rock scene and then at art college and afterwards.

Anyone for giving Bea Serota’s and Sir Patrick Nairne’s children senior jobs in the arts during the Waterhouse Inquiry? Because there was a man sitting in a house near Bethesda telling a woman who had worked with the Top Docs who facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring a great many interesting things. Furthermore, a variety of other Empowered Service Users regularly dropped in for coffee and they all took trips down memory lane together.

During the years that I was unwittingly being targeted by the security services, a young woman sat next to me on a long train journey. We had a great natter and she was ever so interesting; she was an art student who was one of the muses of Robert Lenkiewicz, who at the time was based in Plymouth. Lenkiewicz had caused a sensation by his mural depicting the pompous of Plymouth engaged in an orgy. Then he caused more trouble by embalming the body of his friend, a tramp called Diogenes who lived in a barrel, after Diogenes died, but refused to tell anyone where Diogenes was. He did it all with Diogenes’ permission, it was Diogenes’ last wish, but you know what people are like…

Brown and I had been spotted in various art galleries and the gang were on our trail once more. Obviously I hadn’t been sufficiently tempted by Gwynne and Dafydd’s offers, so now the art crowd could have a go.

I meet loads of interesting people when I am out and about and another interesting girl sat next to me on a train in 1987. She had qualified as a clinical psychologist at UCNW, had done a placement at Denbigh and had been hassled by Dafydd. She knew exactly what was going on in north Wales and told me ‘it is so terrible, everyone just gets away from there as soon as they can’. She was working as a clin psy at Great Ormond Street Hospital. A reference from Dafydd and his gang had bagged her a job there. Jimmy Savile popped in regularly. Audrey Callaghan was Chair of Governors for Great Ormond Street for years and then became the lead fundraiser, assisted by her husband who was PM. Richard Crossman was friends with them.

Everybody associated with health and social care knew what was going on, everyone. Not one person’s conscience was pricked throughout the years of investigations and inquiries…

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The Bitterest Pill

I mentioned in a recent post that as I discover more about the common themes that link the paedophiles’ friends, I am noticing yet more salient aspects of the biographies of people whom I blogged about in much earlier posts and that I will revisit a few such folk. So I’ll return to a few old friends here as well as introduce some new names.

People who have been following this blog for some time might remember that in my post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ I described how in May 1990, Gwynedd Health Authority took me to the High Court in Cardiff seeking an injunction against me that would prevent me writing to them to follow up my complaints. I was indeed writing them many letters; the law had been broken repeatedly and there had been no attempt to address numerous aspects of very, very serious complaints. I was lied to constantly and when I confronted those we know and love with evidence of their lies, more lies were told and I received further threats or the police were ordered to arrest me. Gwynedd Health Authority’s idea of how to deal with a complainant who was acquiring more and more evidence of serious wrongdoing was to seek a High Court injunction preventing me from visiting Gwynedd health Authority premises or contacting any member or employee of the Health Authority in any way for any reason, even to follow up my complaint.

I now have documentation demonstrating that Andrew Park, the crooked Welsh Office lawyer was working very hard indeed and pooling his expertise with the perjurers and crooked lawyers of both Gwynedd County Council and Clwyd Health Authority in his attempts to raise an injunction against me of the most restrictive nature possible.

Gwynedd Health Authority took their application to the High Court in Cardiff and the case was heard in front of Sir Malcolm Pill. Crispin Masterman represented Gwynedd Health Authority and Ian Murphy represented me. Masterman and Murphy both later became judges. They were both involved in child abuse cases. See previous posts.

Sir Malcolm Pill did not grant Gwynedd Health Authority an injunction on the terms sought and Gwynedd Health Authority were livid about this. My documentation shows that the day after the hearing in front of Pill, Andrew Park was busy communicating with Gwynedd Heath Authority as to how they could return to the High Court as soon as possible and acquire the injunction on the terms that they had hoped that Pill would have agreed to and how to ensure that I never ever accessed my medical records via the High Court.

Whilst I was indeed grateful that Pill did not give Gwynedd Health Authority what they asked for, Pill was still a very culpable man and no doubt simply clever enough to participate in a longer term plan rather than grant an obviously ridiculous draconian injunction which would have resulted in questions being asked. At the time of the hearing in front of Pill, there were allegations of a VIP paedophile ring operating in north Wales and Cheshire which was being concealed at the highest levels and demands for a police investigation. The North Wales Police launched an investigation just months after Malcolm Pill heard my case. The Chief Constable, David Owen, refused to co-operate with the investigation; the Home Office refused to place another Chief Constable in charge of the investigation; and much documentation was not made available at all or was presented unsorted. In 1992, the North Wales Police closed the investigation, announcing that there was no evidence of a paedophile ring. However during the course of the investigation, there were hundreds of complaints made about the abuse of kids in care in north Wales, particularly in the Ty’r Felin children’s home in Bangor. A file was sent to the DPP. There was not one prosecution mounted. See previous posts.

The Home Secretary, 26 October 1989 – 28 November 1990, was David Waddington. Waddington had served as Minister of State at the Home Office, 1983–87, so he had an excellent grounding in the way of assisting the criminality of Dafydd and the gang before becoming Home Secretary. Waddington’s father and grandfather were both solicitors in Burnley, Lancashire; he grew up in Lancashire and was a Tory MP for three different Lancashire constituencies, 1968-90. The was long-standing organised abuse of children and vulnerable people in Lancashire with links to the gangs operating in Merseyside and Cheshire. Waddington was a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, 1979-81, as was Sir Peter Morrison, the Tory MP for Chester, who was known to be abusing kids in care, in north Wales and other places.

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Malcolm Pill, Crispin Masterman and Ian Murphy had access to many letters that I had written to Gwynedd Health Authority and they referred to them extensively during the hearing that lasted several hours. My letters contained numerous details of the most serious abuse of psychiatric patients and criminal wrongdoing on the part of NHS and social services staff, as well as some police officers and other accessories. I supplied names, dates, details, names of witnesses, places etc. Any lay person, let alone a High Court judge, upon reading those letters, would have realised that they were reading matter which pointed to serious organised crime. Pill, Masterman and Murphy at no point stated that they did not believe my allegations; they simply ignored them. Crispin was arguing that the detail and volume of my letters demonstrated that I was ‘obsessed’ and needed to be stopped from sending anymore. I was obsessed with the reality that the most terrible things were happening and the whole world determinedly looked in the other direction.

After the hearing, Ian Murphy told me that I had cause to sue Dafydd, Gwynedd and Clwyd Health Authorities for false imprisonment and negligence. I was delighted, particularly because Ian Murphy gave every indication that he’d be keen to take the case and it would be a big one. Somehow it never happened. Years later I acquired documentation that showed the involvement of the Welsh Office in taking a close interest in whether Ian Murphy was going to take this case for me. I was told by another lawyer that Ian Murphy was a ruthless, very ambitious barrister and if he took the case, he really would flatten them. I can only presume that someone made it clear to Ian Murphy that he had better not take the case if he wanted to become a judge. Or indeed to even carry on living.

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  • I have provided details of Sir Malcolm Pill before, but I have more info now and need to highlight certain aspects of his career. Sir Malcolm Thomas Pill (born 11 March 1938) is a former Lord Justice of Appeal, who was the longest-serving member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales upon reaching mandatory retirement at age 75.

Pill was born on 11 March 1938. Pill was educated at Whitchurch Grammar School, Cardiff and Trinity College, Cambridge. Pill was at Whitchurch Grammar with Rhodri Morgan. When I appeared in front of Pill, Rhodri was the Labour MP for Cardiff West – the former constituency of the child molester George Thomas – and Shadow Environment Spokesman, as well as Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Energy. Miranda was part of the Opposition Energy team as well. The Miranda who, before becoming the Labour MP for a constituency that was on the patch of the ring in the North East of England which was linked to Dafydd’s gang, had been a barrister and a pupil of George Carman QC. George Carman was a bent barrister who was colluding with Dafydd’s gang and the wider Westminster Paedophile Ring. George Thomas was by then sitting in the Lords.

I appeared in front of Sir Malcolm Pill in May 1990. Sir Peter Morrison was Minister of State for Energy, 11 June 1987 – 23 July 1990. On July 10 1990, Gwynedd Social Services took me to Court in Chester and attempted to have me imprisoned on numerous charges of breaching the High Court injunction that they had obtained against me in May 1990, on the basis of the perjury of two Gwynedd social workers, Keith Fearns and Jackie Brandt. When I appeared at Chester Court, Fearns, Brandt and their social worker colleague Maggie Fookes, as well as their CPN colleague Bob Ingham, perjured themselves to such an extent that something like 13 or 14 charges against me were thrown out. The Presiding judge, Justice John Roch – he later became Lord Justice Roch – helpfully asked if they would like more time to rewrite their statements, presumably in order to get their stories straight. Their barrister politely turned down the request, but why I have no idea. My post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ provides details of: the perjury; the forged documents, which included a forged letter from a Top Doc, Carl Littlejohns, who had previously been employed at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh; the collusion of the Welsh Office with Ron Evans, the bent lawyer employed by Gwynedd County Council; and the change of judge and Court of which my barrister Suzanne Evans was not told, she was sent to the wrong Court and arrived late and stressed for my case.

Suzanne Evans knew that there had obviously been an attempt to rig the trial; she was a young, unknown barrister and after it became clear that industrial scale perjury had been exposed, Roch became very angry with her, rather than the perjurers. He shouted at Suzanne and she was clearly intimidated; as was I, I realised that we were dealing with a madman who was ignoring the obvious lies of four witnesses. Suzanne Evans however has gone on to forge a nice career for herself in the Family Courts having rolled over for a gang of paedophiles (see previous posts), so it was clearly worth it.

On 23 July 1990, Peter Morrison was appointed as PPS to Thatch.

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On 24 July 1990, administrators at Clwyd Health Authority contacted Andrew Park claiming that I had rung a Kay Hemsley at the North Wales Hospital and threatened an Angel. No-one could produce evidence that I had done this or that if such a call had been received it was me who had made it, so Park wrote to Clwyd Health Authority requesting that next time could Hemsley remember to explain how she knew that it was me calling. Kay followed orders, within a short while she had given a written account of another call supposedly from me and explained that she knew that it was me because she had spoken to me before and recognised my voice. Park had been busy anyway, informing Gwynedd and Clwyd Health Authorities that he wanted as much information as possible, to build up a complete ‘dossier’ against me. The perjury and forging of documents continued apace. See ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’.

The Secretary of State for Wales, 4 May 1990-27 May 1993, was Lord David Hunt. Hunt has given much loyal service to the gang, I have provided details in previous posts.

After Trinity College, Cambridge – a favourite recruiting ground for the security services – Malcolm Pill was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 1962. Dafydd’s Big Umbrella Sir William Mars-Jones was a member of Gray’s Inn, as were others who did the gang favours, including David Waddington.

From 1963 to 1964 Malcolm Pill was Third Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and spent a period in Geneva at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. For nine years Pill was Chairman of the UK Committee of the Freedom from Hunger Campaign.

Pill was a Recorder, 1976-87. 1976 was the year of Paedophiles’ Panic, as the Norman Scott-Jeremy Thorpe story finally appeared in the press. Reinforcements were called for: George Thomas was appointed Speaker of the House, Carlo was appointed Chancellor of the University of Wales and the security services forced Harold Wilson to resign as PM, because everyone feared that the balloon could well go up. See previous posts.

Pill became a QC in 1978, the year that Jeremy appeared at Minehead Magistrates Court and was committed for trial. George Carman QC represented Jeremy.

Malcolm Pill was appointed a High Court judge on 15 January 1988. By this time Dafydd’s gang were in full pursuit of me and my friends who were supporting me. In 1988, the Welsh Office finally acknowledged my complaint about Dafydd et al and told me that an investigation would be arranged. The investigation was of course a sham, carried out in July 1989 by Dafydd’s mates Professor Robert Bluglass and Dr Colin Berry; it was organised by Dafydd’s other mate Professor Robert Owen, who was appointed as Medical Ombudsman by the Welsh Office. See post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’. By 1988, Alison Taylor had been sacked but continued to write to Ministers about the abuse of kids in care in north Wales and in the late 1980s, she also wrote to Carlo.

From 1989 to 1993, Pill was Presiding Judge for the Wales and Chester Circuit; he was therefore in that role when I appeared before him in Cardiff and at the time of the shenanigans when I appeared before Roch in Chester. Does Sir Malcolm Pill know who rigged the case at Chester I wonder? Nobbling the venue as well as the judge is quite impressive, as was the preparation of affidavits which were signed by Fearns, Brandt et al, without Fearns, Brandt et al ever having seen them…

Pill was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal on 1 February 1995 and was given the customary Privy Council appointment. Among his most notable judgements is the second appeal in the Stephen Downing case.

In Nov 1994, Dafydd obtained a High Court injunction against me from Liverpool High Court on the basis of his perjury and an unsubstantiated allegation that I had thrown a brick through the glass door of his house at 3 am. Not only had Dafydd been told by an Angel by the time that he swore his affidavit into Court that I definitely could not have been the person who threw the brick, but I have been told more recently that no brick was ever thrown, the brick was planted and some helpful police officers documented that it was me wot dun it. The MDU and Hempsons, the lawyers who acted for Dafydd, knew that Dafydd had perjured himself and that there was no evidence that I had thrown the brick. See post ‘The Banality Of Evil’.

By the time that Dafydd had obtained his injunction, Tony Francis, Dafydd etc were building up a case to have me sectioned and transferred to a high security hospital on the grounds that I was a danger to Dafydd’s life. This process began after I and Patient F met with two members of the Mental Health Act Commission in the early summer of 1994 and told them that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that serious complaints against him were not being investigated. The Commissioners admitted that they had received many previous complaints of Dafydd having sex with patients. Our complaint about Dafydd to the MHAC was never investigated. See post ‘The Banality Of Evil’.

In 1995, Ronnie Waterhouse knew that he would be Chairing an Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, although that wasn’t announced by William Hague, Secretary of State for Wales, 5 July 1995-2 May 1997, until 1996. What did happen in May 1995 was that Nicola Davies QC was instructed to ‘review the paperwork’ of the North Wales Police related to the abuse of kids in care in north Wales – the paperwork since 1989 all was missing – to assess whether a judicial inquiry would be in the public interest.

Nicola Davies QC grew up in West Wales and was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn in 1976. Nicola defended two of the Top Docs involved in the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal, which was caused by Dafydd’s partner gang in the North East of England and she also defended Harold Shipman. In 2003, Davies was appointed as a Deputy High Court judge. On judicial review she quashed a decision to close some NHS paediatric surgery units. Davies became a High Court judge and a Dame in 2010 and in 2013 she was appointed to sit as the Presiding Judge of the Wales Circuit between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2017.

Nicola, the Top Doc’s Friend! See post ‘This Is What Happened To Nicola, Niclas, Merfyn, Joan and Kathryn’.

On 13 July 1995, Sir Peter Morrison was found dead in his house in Belgravia. Four days previously Bing Spear, the corrupt mandarin from the Home Office Drugs Branch who was so helpful to Dafydd’s business flogging class A drugs, had died. Bing died after it was arranged that Dafydd would ‘retire’ from the NHS in July 1995, that none of the serious outstanding complaints against him would be investigated and that he would continue to provide ‘substance abuse services’ for north Wales. See post ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’

Brown was sacked from his job at Aston University in July 1995.

John Redwood was Secretary of State for Wales, 27 May 1993 – 26 June 1995. He was succeeded by the paedophiles’ friend David Hunt, who returned just for a few days while Dafydd’s deal was sorted out, 26 June 1995 – 5 July 1995, then William Hague succeeded Hunt. The general public were told that the North Wales Hospital closed in July/August of 1995. It didn’t. Gwynfryn Ward, the ‘mother and baby’ unit definitely remained open and probably other wards as well, but the NHS have never admitted which parts of Denbigh remained open and for how long. Neither have they ever explained what happened to the numerous patients who were imprisoned illegally out there, particularly as some patients were being kept in a dungeon and records of others were forged, so no-one knew who was there and when.

 

In July 2011, Malcolm Pill was made an Honorary Fellow of Aberystwyth University. Aberystwyth University has done itself proud by producing so many law graduates, over decades, who progressed to careers in which they colluded with Dafydd and the gang. Aber’s website told us:

Sir Malcolm Thomas Pill has had a distinguished career in the practice of the law…His very distinguished career as counsel and judge was centred on Wales and more particularly Cardiff where he practised as counsel and sat as Recorder and judge until his elevation to the Court of Appeal in 1995.

Cardiff: Top Doc Central in terms of concealing the rot; also the site of the endemically corrupt Welsh Office and of course all those lovely bent lawyers and judges.

He also became 3rd Secretary at the Foreign Office and spent a period in Geneva at the United Nations Human Rights Commission. He was Chairman of the Welsh Centre of the United Nations Association Trust and later became Chairman of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs and for a period of some nine years he was the Chairman of the United Kingdom Committee of the Freedom from Hunger Campaign.

Previous posts have explained that in 2005, the UNA planned a one day conference at Bangor University on the subject of drug abuse at which Dafydd was to be the keynote speaker. The event was arranged by Menai Williams, the retired Deputy Principal of the Bangor Normal College, an institution which employed many staff and trained many teachers who colluded with the abuse of children. Menai had been involved with the UNA for many years.

I have also previously discussed how Jeffrey Archer worked as a fundraiser for the UNA as a young man. Dafydd’s mate and umbrella Lord David Ennals, who was part of the wider Westminster Paedophile Ring, was Secretary of the UNA, 1952-57 and was appointed Chairman in 1984. Ennals’s fellow resident of Norfolk, Lady Enid Ralphs, who also concealed and colluded with organised abuse, was President of the Norwich branch of the UNA. Frank Field has been involved with the UNA for many years. Field has been the Labour MP for Birkenhead since 1979; Dafydd’s partners-in-crime operate in Birkenhead and many residents of Dafydd’s ‘care homes’ and his drug abuse patients are referred from Birkenhead. See post ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’ for information relating to those in the UNA who have close links to Dafydd et al.

 

Presentation of Sir Malcolm Thomas Pill as Fellow of Aberystwyth University by Mr Winston Roddick QC, Vice President of Aberystwyth University.

Winston Roddick QC was Counsel General for Wales, 1998-03, so he was there to see the Welsh Gov’t through the Waterhouse Inquiry and then the publication of the Report and the aftermath. Roddick came from Caernarfon, served as a police officer on Merseyside and then became a barrister and Recorder. He was North Wales’s Police and Crime Commissioner, 2012-16. Lest any readers think that Dafydd couldn’t have been given a greater gift, Roddick was succeeded in that post by Arfon Jones, who as a young police officer, chauffeured Gordon Anglesea to the venues where Anglesea molested kids in care. After Anglesea was finally convicted decades later, he died in prison and an ‘oversight’ on Arfon’s part meant that Anglesea’s widow still had his police pension, although he died a convicted sex offender. See previous posts.

[Pill] is the longest-serving Lord Justice of Appeal, and the most senior member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

His very distinguished career as counsel and judge was centred on Wales and more particularly Cardiff where he practised as counsel and sat as Recorder and judge until his elevation to the Court of Appeal in 1995. No one knew our circuit better or was more worthy of it and certainly no other holder of the position of Senior Presiding Judge took greater pride in the fact that he was the holder of that position on a circuit which regards him as one of its very own.

Malcolm Pill was born into a Cardiff family. The Pills came from Cornwall to work in the Cardiff Docks in the 1860s and they settled in Grangetown where they became members of the Clive Street Baptist Chapel. Sir Malcolm’s father became a barrister’s clerk in Park Place Cardiff from where Sir Malcolm himself later practised as a barrister and how proud his father would have been to know that his son had achieved so distinguished a career in the law both as a barrister and judge.

Sir Malcolm knew George Thomas and he’ll have known that Thomas was a child molester. Sir Malcolm will have known other high profile lawyers based in Cardiff, such as George Thomas’s close friend and Labour MP Leo Abse:

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The Abse family were friends with the Janners:


Barnett moved from Cardiff and later rocked up as the MP for Leicester West; his son Greville, a member of Middle Temple, succeeded him in the seat. Greville was under police investigation with regard to child sex offences when I appeared before Malcolm Pill.

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Sir Malcolm will also have been on good terms with them all at the Welsh National School of Medicine, the institution where Tony Francis studied and then worked after qualification. Pill will have known Professor Sir William Asscher, who after many years working in Cardiff and colluding with George Thomas and Dafydd et al, was called to the HQ of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, St George’s Hospital Medical School, to take up the post of Dean/Principal in 1988, the year in which Pill became a High Court judge. Asscher was needed at St George’s after the ceremonial deposing of the previous Dean who had the misfortune to have been in post when their Prof of Paediatrics Oliver Brooke was convicted and jailed for child porn offences. See post ‘Oliver!’ When I appeared before Malcolm Pill in May 1990, I was working at St George’s.

Sir Tasker Watkins, the daddy of all corrupt judges, served as President of the Welsh National School of Medicine, 1987-98.

Like Greville and Ronnie Waterhouse, Tasker was a member of Middle Temple. Tasker was Chairman of the Mental Health Review Tribunal, Wales Region, 1960-71, while Gwynne lobotomised away without a care in the world, particularly those patients who refused to shag Dafydd et al. Tasker was Leader of the Wales and Chester Circuit, 1970–71; in 1971, he was appointed as a High Court judge. Tasker was Presiding Judge of the Wales and Chester Circuit, 1975-80, being promoted to the Court of Appeal in 1980. The year after Mr Thrope had walked away from the Old Bailey an innocent man and the year that Mary Wynch finally got out of the North Wales Hospital and began litigation against Dafydd and the gang. Tasker became the first Senior Presiding Judge of the Wales and Chester Circuit in 1983.

Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane appointed Tasker Deputy Chief Justice in 1988, the same year in which Lane made Malcolm Pill a High Court judge. In May 1987, Lord Lane had ordered Oliver Brooke’s early release from prison, not because Ollie’s conviction had been overturned, but because prison was not very nice for a Top Doc like Ollie and Lane compared Ollie’s collection of kiddie porn to a collection of cigarette cards no less. Tasker served as Deputy Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales until 1993, when he retired from the Bench.

Tasker played Rugby Union for the Army, Cardiff RFC and Glamorgan Wanderers. Tasker was President of the Welsh Rugby Union, 1993-2004.

After Cambridge, Sir Malcolm went on to The Hague where he gained the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law.

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[Pill] became Chairman of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs…

Sir Malcolm Pill is therefore much more than a lawyer and a judge; he is an internationalist with a deep sense of caring.

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He took with him to the bench as a judge that intuitive understanding of the various conditions of and circumstances in which people live and endure.

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Wales’ constitutional landscape has changed radically since 1998

Although the same old corrupt faces are still in public life and on the bench.

and although the administration of justice is not a devolved responsibility, the impact of devolution on the administration of justice in Wales has been remarkable.

We have the Welsh Gov’t to thrash out the corrupt deals with the justice system now as well as Westminster.

Our judges do not and cannot engage in political matters

Except for when the Palace and/or the PM need a favour.

but that does not mean they will not wish to influence how our unitary system of justice is administered within the devolved state.

When I became Counsel General

A gang of old paedophiles opened the champagne

Lord Justice Pill’s international outlook and his experience and knowledge of the institutions of Europe and how justice is administered in other European jurisdictions as well as his position on the recently formed Council of the Judges of Wales is proving to be invaluable in these post-devolution days. He is proving to be the right person in the right place at the right time in that he understands the nature and significance of the constitutional changes and of how the administration of justice in Wales needs to reflect these and can reflect them without diluting its independence or that of the judiciary from the Welsh Government. His address to the 2009 Legal Wales Conference in Cardiff will, in my view, prove to be seminal in its effect on the administration of justice in Wales as it evolves and develops side by side and in step with devolution. The essence of Sir Malcolm Pill can be summarised in ten words – a Welshman, an internationalist and a judge of his time.

And a very good friend to a gang of criminals who operated through the welfare system

… the University of Aberystwyth…has a long history and in that time great men and great women have become associated with it through Fellowship.  Today, the quality of that list is enhanced by the name Malcolm Thomas Pill.

Yet another name associated with Aber who has done many favours for Dafydd et al.

The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Pill, Honorary Fellow

Malcolm Pill retired from the Court of Appeal on 11 March 2013. Just as the Macur Review of the Waterhouse Inquiry was being arranged.

Important decisions of Lord Justice Pill include:

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  • I have mentioned many times in previous posts how George Carman QC was Of The Paedophiles’ Friends and was known to have been kept at the ready by Savile lest anyone named Savile as a sex offender in the media. Miranda and Cherie were two barristers who worked with Carman as juniors and Carman, Miranda and Cherie were/are all members of Lincoln’s Inn. Until George Carman relocated to London after he successfully defended Mr Thrope in 1979, which established Carman’s reputation, George Carman practised in Chambers in Manchester on the Northern Circuit and lived in Cheshire. Many of the corrupt professional people who facilitated Dafydd’s gang, including senior police officers, Top Docs and of course lawyers and judges, lived in Cheshire. Cheshire County Council were colluding with the criminality and there was an exchange of social workers between Cheshire and north Wales. Cheshire Councillors and politicians, including David Hanson, Neil Hamilton and Gwyneth Dunwoody, knew about Peter Morrison and Dafydd’s gang.

When Gwynedd County Council obtained their injunction against me in 1990 on the basis of the perjury of Keith Fearns and Jackie Brant – Fearns had not even met me at that time – they obtained it from the High Court in Leeds, on the Northern Circuit. I was living in Bethesda in Gwynedd at the time. Leeds and the Northern Circuit was of course Jimmy Savile Central. Savile visited Bryn Estyn and Dafydd held ‘clinics’ at the Queen’s Hotel In Leeds, which was a hang-out of Savile’s.

The Tory MP for Denbigh, Geraint Morgan QC, 1959-83, was a barrister who practised on the Northern Circuit. Morgan was never much of a Parliamentarian, he hardly ever spoke in the House and spent far more time at the Bar. However, Morgan’s constituents loved him, particularly when he was so successful at securing so many of them compensation when the A55 was upgraded. Denbigh was a town in which virtually every working person’s job was dependent upon the North Wales Hospital. There were no other people living in Denbigh except for staff of the asylum or the small businessmen who supplied them and the hospital. The rest of the constituency was a sparsely populated rural farming area, but even many of those constituents were associated with the North Wales Hospital. Denbigh was known as a town which was thriving only because of the asylum, which contained hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of patients, even years after its peak population, but they didn’t have votes.

Geraint Morgan was educated at what became Aberystywth University and Trinity Hall Cambridge. He was fluent in Welsh and enthusiastic about Welsh language matters. Morgan was a member of Gray’s Inn. His fellow member of Gray’s Inn, Sir William Mars-Jones, came from a farming family in Denbighshire and although based in Chambers in London, Mars-Jones worked on the Wales and Chester Circuit as well. Ronnie Waterhouse had been a junior in Mars-Jones’s Chambers and they remained chummy throughout their lives. Mars-Jones’s big family remained in north east Wales. His sister-in-law Dilys was CC’d into correspondence written by Clwyd Health Authority regarding my complaints re Dafydd, I suspect because she was a member of Clwyd Health Authority, but that lot were so lawless that it wouldn’t surprise me if Dilys was simply CC’d into everything anyway. Dilys’s husband David was a farmer and businessman, a leading light in the Freemasons in north Wales, a Councillor and one-time Mayor of Colwyn Bay.

The North Wales Police HQ was at Colwyn Bay and Chief Constable Sir Philip Meyers had built a personal ‘office’ at his home where business was conducted at a time when the force was notoriously corrupt (see post ‘Top Of The Cops’). The Gwynfa child/adolescent psychiatric unit where the most dreadful abuse of children occurred was located at Colwyn Bay. The Angel in charge was a former North Wales Hospital Denbigh Angel, Nigel Mannering Berry, who lived in Colwyn Bay and was a leading light in the Colwyn Bay Masonic Hall (see post ‘Don’t Be Silly, He’s Nice’). Professor Robert Owen lived in Colwyn Bay and received inappropriate telephone calls and mail from inappropriate people regarding NHS business at his home address (see post ‘In Memoriam – Professor Robert Owen’). Huw Vaughan Thomas – the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council, 1991-96, who some years previously had spent six years as Chief Executive of Denbighshire County Council – lived at Colwyn Bay (see post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’). I could continue…

See post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’ for further details of William Mars-Jones and his vast network.

It was Sir John Kay sitting in the High Court in Leeds who gave Gwynedd County Council the injunction against me. See post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’. John Kay grew up near Liverpool, was educated at Denstone College and at Christ’s College, Cambridge. He read for the Bar while teaching at a prep school in Hertfordshire and was called by Gray’s Inn in 1968. John Kay was subsequently a tutor in Law at Liverpool University for a year while starting out as a barrister on the Northern Circuit, based at Chambers in Liverpool. Dafydd is a graduate of Liverpool Medical School and he and the gang had their power base in that city, among the Top Docs, lawyers and politicians. John Kay was considered to be a ‘kingmaker’ in that so many members of his Chambers were appointed to senior positions.

Kay played for Waterloo Rugby Club in his youth and served as Club President, 1995-97. His son Ben is the rugby international who was part of the victorious 2003 Rugby World Cup squad.

Kay was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2000, the year that the Waterhouse Report was published. He was, at various times, Chairman of the Criminal Committee of the Judicial Studies Board, the National Criminal Justice Board, the Criminal Justice Council and the Criminal Justice Consultative Council.

John Kay’s daughter Amanda followed him into the legal profession. Dame Amanda Louise Yip, (born 23 April 1969), styled The Hon. Mrs Justice Yip was educated at the Merchant Taylor’ Girls’ School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. She was called the the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1991, the year after her dad issued an injunction against me on the basis of two people who perjured themselves, one of whom had never met me and another who had met me only two or three times and who had illegally detained me in Ysbyty Gwnyedd. In 1991, my career in medical research was destroyed as were the media careers of two friends who had supported me.

Yip practised at Exchange Chambers in Liverpool, specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence work. She was appointed a Deputy High Court judge in 2013, as the Macur Review was being arranged. Yip was appointed a Justice of the High Court in 2017, on the retirement of Mr Justice Wyn Williams, another loyal servant of the gang… Yip became a High Court judge after I first blogged about her father issuing that injunction to the gang of paedophiles…

You’ve got to admire them really haven’t you, they just cannot be embarrassed. Father outed as being corrupt as fuck and facilitating a paedophile ring? Ooh we’re looking for a High Court judge right now as it ‘appens.

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Amanda married David Yip in 1991; they have one son and two daughters. Whether that is the David Yip who is the Liverpudlian actor I do not know.

Amanda has assisted with some substantial negligence settlements, including one of £9 million. Obviously they weren’t people who had been targeted by the criminal gang who were part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring whom Amanda’s dad knew all about.

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The ring in Cheshire/Liverpool/Manchester was facilitated by Top Docs based in Manchester, one of which was Dafydd’s old mate Bob Hobson, after Hobson relocated from the Maudsley in 1974. After working in Cardiff, Tony Francis worked at the Maudsley, then Manchester, before joining Dafydd in north Wales. Tony’s wife Sadie was a Top Doc who trained and worked in Manchester as well. Sadie’s mother and grandmother were Lady Top Docs based in Yorkshire. Tony and Sadie’s son Adrian is a barrister working in Manchester! See previous posts…

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Asa Briggs grew up near Bradford, passed through the security services and Cambridge and Oxford Universities, before handling the Brighton end of Dafydd’s gang from Asa’s base at Sussex University on behalf of Asa’s mate Harold Wilson.

 

The Northern Circuit did of course also host legendary dangerous idiot Judge James Pickles. See previous posts. Pickles was born in Halifax. His father was an architect, surveyor, property developer and later a Liberal member of the Halifax Town Council and Mayor of Halifax. James’s uncle was the radio presenter Wilfred Pickles.

Pickles was educated at local primary schools, a prep school and then at Worksop College in Nottinghamshire. He read law at Leeds University and Christ Church, Oxford. Pickles was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1948. Lord Michael Havers whom it is now admitted blocked the prosecution of people linked to the Westminster Paedophile Ring when he was Thatcher’s Attorney General, was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in, er, 1948. Havers’s dad Sir Cecil Havers was a member of the Inner Temple. As was Havers’s sister Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, who concealed the extent of the idiocy and wrongdoing of Dafydd’s partner gang in the North East which resulted in the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal, 1987-88. See previous posts. Mr Thrope was called to the Bar at Inner Temple in 1954.

Pickles practised as a barrister in Bradford, 1949-76, becoming Head of Chambers in 1972. He was a Labour member of Brighouse Borough Council, 1956-62. Pickles had a side-line as a tabloid journalist and a writer of racy novels in which women rip their knickers off at the sight of a daft old bugger like him. See previous posts for details of the excesses of James Pickles.

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The Norther Circuit also provided a home for Sir Joseph Cantley, the judge who presided over the trial of Mr Thrope at the Old Bailey in 1979 and was subsequently immortalised by Peter Cook when Cook performed ‘Entirely A Matter For You’ at the 1979 Amnesty International fundraising gig ‘The Secret Policeman’s Ball’. The irony was that Peter Cook had been part of the Footlights crowd, many of whom eg. Dr Jonathan Miller, were linked to Dafydd and co and the gig also involved John Cleese, who’s colleague Graham Chapman sexually abused underaged boys for years and was linked to Dafydd et al. The Secretary General of Amnesty, 1968-80, was Martin Ennals, the brother of Dafydd’s mate David Ennals. Martin Ennals was a founding member of the Anti-Apartheid Movement; Mr Thrope was involved with the AAM at that time. Martin Ennals was Secretary General of the NCCL, 1959-66, as the NCCL developed links with MIND, when Dafydd and David Ennals were leading ladies in MIND. By the early 1970s, the NCCL famously were linked to PIE and were campaigning for paedophiles’ rights…

Martin Neil Lewis (born 24 July 1952) was the co-creator and co-producer of the Secret Policeman’s Balls benefit shows for Amnesty. Lewis is a US-based English writer, radio/TV host, producer and marketing strategist.  He performs and writes for American TV. Lewis hosts his own daily radio show, heard nationally in America on Sirius Satellite Radio and worldwide on Sirius Internet Radio. Lewis is an occasional contributor to ‘The Huffington Post’ website.

Now I love ‘Entirely A Matter For You’, but think about this. In June 1979, a group of people who knew many of those linked with the Westminster Paedophile Ring raised money for Amnesty, an organisation supported and run by many people linked with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, by taking the piss out of a corrupt old judge who had presided over an obviously rigged trial, which had it not been rigged would have led to the unravelling of the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Mary Wynch and God knows how many others still languished in Risley Remand Centre and the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, illegally imprisoned and sometimes found dead after being targeted by a branch of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and there was no interest shown in them at all by Amnesty or indeed any of those with a Radical Conscience.

For many years Amnesty refused to support the Birmingham Six, on the grounds that they had ‘a fair trial’. They had not had a fair trial and plenty of people in Amnesty knew that. The Birmingham Six had been framed by the notoriously corrupt West Midlands Serious Crime Squad, who were facilitating the organised abuse and trafficking in that region by Dafydd’s partners-in-crime, including Bluglass and Berry. After the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad had done their best, every part of the British criminal justice system lied and fabricated and planted evidence.

Lord Denning famously refused the Birmingham Six’s appeal on the grounds that if he allowed it, there would be an admission of corruption to such an appalling extent that it would be an ‘appalling vista’, rather than Denning believing that they were guilty.

My documentation presents an even more appalling vista; that of the Top Doctors being a bloody site more corrupt than the agents of British justice with whom the Birmingham Six tangled. It was the Top Doctors who facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring and no-one, no-one, would dare, or indeed could bear, to admit it.

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In 1978, Cynthia Payne’s brothel in Ambleside Avenue in Streatham was raided. Police found a sex party in progress; 53 men were in attendance, in varying levels of undress, which included “a peer of the realm, an MP, a number of solicitors and company directors and several vicars”. The nation derived great amusement from it and when the case came to trial in 1980 and Payne was sentenced to eighteen months in prison, there was a great deal of anger that she had been jailed yet the men at the party had not even been named, yet alone prosecuted. On appeal, Cynthia’s sentence was reduced to a fine and six months imprisonment. 

Something that was reported nowhere in the mainstream media and still hasn’t been, was that a number of Top Docs from St George’s Hospital were also caught in Cynthia’s brothel. Cynthia’s brothel was serving as a networking opportunity for professionals involved in the Westminster Paedophile Ring, as well as for people wanting sex with adults. Dafydd’s mates were among those associated with Cynthia. Cynthia was raided again in 1986, this time during a “special party” that she was hosting. She was acquitted at the resulting court case in 1987. You bet that she was, the big boys had moved in to block the police from uncovering the Westminster Paedophile Ring, which they had tried to do in 1978; in 1987, Lord Chief Justice Lane released Ollie Brooke, who was a key figure in a pan-European paedophile ring. No-one was going to send Cynthia to prison again. See previous posts for full details of Cynthia, those colluding with her and the death of Lord David Sutch, Cynthia’s former house mate at Ambleside Avenue, while under the care of the Top Docs in June 1999, seven months before the Waterhouse Report was published.

Sir Joseph Donaldson Cantley (8 August 1910 – 6 January 1993) was born in Manchester, where his father was a GP. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and then studied at Manchester University. He was called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 1933. Cantley worked as a barrister in Manchester, practising on the Northern Circuit. He served as Treasurer at Middle Temple in 1981. Ronnie Waterhouse held the same office.

Cantley became Judge of the Court of Record in the Hundred of Salford in Lancashire in 1960 and was Judge of Appeal in the Isle of Man High Court, 1962-65. Cantley was appointed as a High Court judge in 1965 and was Presiding Judge on the Northern Circuit, 1970-74, when George Carman, who defended Mr Thrope in 1979, was a well-known barrister on the same circuit. Cantley had such a low public profile before Mr Thrope’s trial that no press agency could find a photograph of him. After Mr Thrope’s trial, Cantley became a national joke. He retired from the bench in 1985. In later life, Cantley lived with his wife in the Temple and attended the Temple Church. Cantley was still alive in 1990, when his former colleague on the Northern Circuit Sir John Kay issued a gang of paedophiles with that extraordinary injunction against me.

 

Now for a bit more on Professor Peter Townsend, who featured in previous posts as one of the advisers to the Labour Gov’ts of Harold Wilson and Jim Callaghan with regard to ‘poverty’. Townsend was a sociologist who was a buddy of LSE Professors Brian Abel-Smith and Richard Titmuss, who were responsible for much of the economics and design which underpinned the post-war welfare state, including the NHS. There were fundamental flaws built in, but Abel-Smith and Titmuss were deities who were untouchable and as the problems snowballed, the bigger and bigger mess was just the subject of more and more political cover-ups. It didn’t help that Abel-Smith was definitely part of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and was part of the inner-circle of people in high places who were colluding with Dafydd and the gang. See previous posts.

Peter Townsend, professor of international social policy at the London school of economics.

Peter Brereton Townsend (6 April 1928 – 8 June 2009) was Professor of International Social Policy at the LSE, as well as Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Bristol University. Townsend was one of the co-founders of the University of Essex.

The linguist Professor Andrew Radford was a Reader at the University of Essex, 1978–80. In 1980, Radford became Professor of Linguistics at UCNW, serving first as Head of the Department of Linguistics, 1980–87 and later as Head of the School of Modern Languages and Linguistics, 1987–89.

Radford arrived at UCNW the year before I started my first degree there. I had a close friend in my first year at UCNW who was a linguistics student. Radford’s conduct, even by then, was causing ructions at UCNW. Radford was a shagger of undergrads of the highest order and years later I was told by a retired lecturer from UCNW that Radford boasted about this to his colleagues and that there was a direct correlation between the students who bagged Firsts and those who shagged Radford. I never heard of Radford sexually assaulting anyone, but his excesses with students caused a bad atmosphere in the Dept and there was at least one student who felt very uncomfortable there because of Radford. She had a nervous breakdown, was sent to Gwynne the lobotomist and attempted suicide days later. Her mum hit the roof and a complaint was made about Gwynne and Radford. This young woman was transferred to Tony Francis for ‘care’ and Francis did what I now know to have been his MO. He gave the appearance of being a caring concerned man, told the student’s mum that Gwynne had been dealt with and This Will Never Happen Again. Radford wanted the student to return to the Dept of Linguistics, her mum said ‘no way’ and Francis sorted that out as well. What happened next? The student remained fragile and found it very difficult to get ‘care’. Francis discharged her with no follow up and things very nearly unravelled at that point, but her mum looked after her. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and although she managed to complete a Masters, she was never able to hold down a job. She settled in Manchester, where Francis’s former colleagues ‘cared’ for her. I last saw her in 2001. She described a level of neglect that I thought was only available in north Wales. She had made a very serious suicide attempt by overdosing on her anti-depressants and was lucky to live, but sustained kidney damage. Her mum – her family had always stood by her – told the Top Doc who prescribed the anti-depressants, which were very toxic in overdose, that she was worried that her daughter would attempt suicide again. Bingo! There was no more support, just another prescription of the same anti-depressants. She died some ten years ago; suicide.

As far as I know, that former UCNW student was, apart from me, the last Survivor Of Gwynne. Her encounter with Gwynne was documented on her medical records…

 

In 1989, Radford returned to the University of Essex as Professor of Linguistics, where he served three terms as Head of the Department of Language and Linguistics and one as Dean of the School of Humanities and Comparative Studies. He retired at the end of 2013 and has been Emeritus Professor at Essex since then.

So Essex had Radford back again, although he left Bangor under one hell of a cloud. But then Essex gave him to UNCW with no warnings. Prior to that, Radford had worked at Oxford University and before that, UEA. Where did Radford do his degree and PhD and then his post-doc research? Trinity College, Cambridge. Radford was at Trinity College while Carlo was a student there, while Rab Butler was Master of Trinity College and while the sex abuse ring at Cambridge was concealed by scores of people, including Trumpers, who was a Tory Councillor, Mayor of Cambridge and a mate of Rab’s. See previous posts.

 

Peter Townsend was born in Middlesborough, which was at the heart of the turf of the long-standing gang in the North East who supplied Dafydd et al with staff and kids as far back as the early 1970s.

Previous posts have mentioned that in 1965, Townsend co-founded the Child Poverty Action Group with Brian Abel-Smith, served as the Chair for 20 years and was Life President from 1989. Many who colluded with Dafydd and the gang held roles with the CPAG, including Virginia Bottomley and Frank Field. See post ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’.

During the 1960s, Townsend served as a member on the Council for Training in Social Work’s Research Committee. The Council for the Training of Social Work was Chaired by Sir Charles Morris, who also Chaired the Council for the Training of Health Visitors. At that time, social work had become pretty much completely infiltrated with the paedophiles who caused such havoc during the 1970s and 80s, when the gangs all linked up and expanded internationally, to form a huge cartel of professional people involved with serious organised crime. Townsend and Morris will have known this. Health visitors hadn’t plumbed quite such depths, but they were trained to be subservient and not ask questions of their elders and betters or of the Top Docs and I know of plenty of cases where health visitors were fully aware of organised abuse, including in north Wales, but they just did not challenge it.

Angels and health visitors of that era were repeatedly told that they did not make diagnoses and their role was to carry out the Top Docs’ instructions, not question them. Angels with nous had to play an odd game, whereby they pretended to be subservient but devised strategies for warding off catastrophes. They were not always able to do that and if they couldn’t, they became 100% complicit with the lies and the cover-up.

Charles Richard Morris, Baron Morris of Grasmere (25 January 1898-30 May 1990) was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds, 1948-63. Leeds was Jimmy Savile Central by the late 1950s…

Morris was born in Sutton Valence, Kent and educated at Tonbridge School and Trinity College, Cambridge, from where the British security services recruited so many people at that time. From 1922 to 1943 Morris was Fellow and tutor in philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford, 1921-43, although from 1939 during WW II he worked as a civil servant. Ted Heath studied PPE at Balliol, 1935-39. Denis Healey was at Balliol, 1936-40 and Roy Jenkins was there studying PPE at approximately the same time. Like Asa Briggs, Healey lived in Keighley and went to school in Bradford; Healey was four years older than Briggs. Woy Jenkins grew up in south Wales and attended University College Cardiff before going on to Balliol.

 

Charles Morris was appointed Headmaster of King Edward’s School, Birmingham in 1941, taking up the post in 1943. He then became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds, 1948-63. In 1955 Morris opened Netherhall School in Maryport, Cumbria. In 1967 Morris received a peerage. He died at Grasmere in 1990 aged 92. Morris lived in Cumbria at the same time as Dafydd’s umbrellas Willie Whitelaw and William Bingley. See previous posts. Alan Billings, the Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council while Blunkett was Leader and who along with Blunkett was ignoring Savile’s crime empire which was directly linked to Dafydd’s gang, was married to Professor Linda Woodhead, who has a second home in Kendal. Billings and Woodhead both have numerous links through which they knew about organised abuse being concealed at Gov’t level. See post ‘The Big Questions’.

Charles Morris’s wife Mary was the daughter of Ernest de Sélincourt (1870–1943), a literary scholar and critic, best known as an Editor of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. de Selincourt was an Oxford Professor of Poetry, 1928-33 and a Fellow of University College, Oxford. After a distinguished career at Oxford, he became a Professor of English at Birmingham University. Early in his career de Selincourt taught in the Ladies’ Department of King’s College London, where his students included Virginia Woolf (then Virginia Stephen). Woolf’s fellow members of the Bloomsbury Group had strong links to Gwynedd, because so many of them were related to or friends with Sir Clough-Williams-Ellis and his wife Amabel, who owned an estate at Croesor in Gwynedd and rented out properties to them as second homes. The Welsh Bloomsbury Set were a well-known presence in the area throughout the middle years of the 20th century. Because some of them were involved with organised abuse – and even more of them were concealing it – they made good use of the services of Dafydd and Gwynne. See eg. ‘The Vermin Club’ and ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’. One family who had a second home in Croesor were the Hobsbawms; Julia Hobsbawm was a school friend and later a business partner of Sarah Brown, Gordon’s wife. See previous posts.

Bertrand Russell was part of the same crowd and lived at nearby Penrhyndeudraeth from 1955 onwards. Russell was known to be someone who sexually exploited virtually anybody and made use of helpful Top Docs to declare people who objected as insane. See previous posts. Russell was a student at and then a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge and his time there overlapped with Charles Morris’s time there. 

 

Peter Townsend also co-founded the Disability Alliance in the early 1970s and Chaired it for 25 years. Townsend’s obituary explained that the Disability Alliance campaigned against poverty among disabled people and ensured that they gained access to benefits. Townsend didn’t mention the many destitute or near destitute Empowered Service Users in north Wales who were openly told by members of Dafydd’s gang if they had complained about the gang ‘well we won’t be helping you’. Covering statements from and the signatures of that lot were needed to accompany every application for disability benefits or housing. That was why so many Empowered Service Users in north Wales were either living on incomes below benefit level or didn’t dare complain about the gang.

One of Townsend’s publications was entitled ‘Why Are The Many Poor?’, London: Fabian Society (1984). Answer: because the entire welfare system was designed by you and your mates for your convenience and as a network of corrupt professional people took it over and were completely running it by 1984, none of you would listen to the people screaming for help, not even when the bodies were mounting up. ‘Ah the doctors they were wonderful’ was the only response allowed.

Peter Townsend was educated at Fleet Road Elementary School, Gospel Oak, University College School, St John’s College, Cambridge and the Free University, Berlin. Savile’s mate Trumpers’s husband was Headmaster of University College School and Trumpers made good use of the grand parents who sent their children there as well as the old boys’ network. Harold Wilson’s sons went to University College School and Trumpers used to have tea with Harold and Mary. Ronnie Waterhouse went to St John’s College, Cambridge and Ronnie was one for alumni networks as well. Waterhouse was just two years younger than Townsend.

Townsend was married three times: Ruth Pearce (1949) with whom he had four sons; Joy Skegg (1977) with whom he had one daughter; Jean Corston, (1985) (one stepson, one stepdaughter) who was his partner from 1980.

Jean Corston has starred on this blog previously. Corston was yet another Wimmin’s Champ who ‘didn’t know’ about Dafydd and the gang until the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal became very public, at which point Jean joined in signing the Early Day Motions and announcing her shock and disgust, along with everyone else who ‘didn’t know’.

Jean Ann Corston (nee Parkin) grew up in Somerset. She went to Yeovil Girls’ High School (now the Westfield Community School) and the Somerset College of Arts and Technology in Taunton. Corston worked at the Inland Revenue. She attended the LSE and graduated with a law degree  in 1989. From 1989–90, Corston studied at the Inns of Court School of Law and with the Open University. Corston became a barrister. She served as the Labour MP for Bristol East, 1992-2005. Dear old Jean broke a glass ceiling, she was the first woman to Chair the PLP, 2001-05, under Miranda. Then Jean was given a peerage!

Jean bagged that peerage just as I finished my PhD, by which time Brown and I had already appeared in the media discussing Miranda’s failed HE policies and the disaster that was the mental health services. We also made it known that we intended to publish much more about the mental health services in north Wales, particularly the attempts to have me and other patients who had complained imprisoned.

Jean was commissioned by the Home Office to conduct a report into vulnerable women in the criminal justice system of the UK, which was published in March 2007! You should have left it to me Jean, I know what I’m talking about on this subject and I wouldn’t have published a heap of anodyne crap either.

This is what Jean’s wiki entry says about the Corston Report:

It explores the idea that if a lot of women who are in prison are mentally ill, whether they should be there at all. The report outlines “the need for a distinct radically different, visibly-led, strategic, proportionate, holistic, woman-centred, integrated approach.

Oh God, I need a sick bucket.

The Corston Report ‘has largely informed Government policy on the matter. Progress and improvements by local probation services, the National Probation Service, Her Majesty’s Prison Service and the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) are regularly compared to the recommendations in this report.

Good to see that your distinct radically different, visibly-led, strategic, proportionate, holistic, woman-centred, integrated approach has been so successful Jean! Have you been following the Crisis In Prisons and the Probation Service recently? Or have you been too busy concealing the effects of a mental health service run by people traffickers in your woman-centred, holistic way?

Here’s Jean, she’s been to the hairdressers and put her make-up on, all holistic and women-centred:

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Here’s an Empowered Service User after being in receipt of Jean’s holistic, woman-centred Help:

There was a wonderful article about Jean in ‘Society Guardian’ in Feb 2017, which detailed Jean’s early life of hardship. Jean explained that she endured the horror of living on a council estate in Yeovil and then left school without qualifications. Kids from Somerset who were adventurous but couldn’t be arsed with A levels often used to go to Somerset College of Arts and Technology (it was always known as SCAT), where Jean went. It was, by Somerset standards, the place for the Artistic Rebels. They weren’t all from privileged homes but they weren’t the kids at the bottom of the heap. Jean explained to ‘Society Guardian’ how years later, she helped the Home Office out with her woman-centred, holistic ways, because she had heard how many suicides there had been of women in HMP Styal and knew that She Had To Do Something. Styal is in Cheshire and it received the distraught female victims of Dafydd’s gang, particularly after the women’s – ie. teenaged girls – wing at Risley was just so bad that it was closed. The illiterate, abused, drug addicted, suicidal teenagers were then sent to Styal instead.

Fortunately for Jean of the School of Hard Knocks, life got better after she saw that job as a barrister advertised in Yeovil Job Centre and then she married Gov’t adviser and Famous Sociologist Peter Townsend, before a vacancy as a Baroness popped up. Townsend died in 2009, but by then Jean’s life was so marvellous that even Townsend dying was great. He wasn’t found hanging in Risley, he enjoyed a meal of skate wings and black butter (what the hell those are I have no idea, I’m going to look both of those things up), turned off his bedside light and he was gone. Jean explained to ‘Guardian Society’ that if she can get out of Dark Place, anyone can. Jean, believe me, SCAT is not that much of a Dark Place, it is not as dark as Risley Remand Centre or the clutches of Dafydd’s gang.

Jean married Christopher Corston in 1961 with whom she had a son and daughter. Townsend was her partner from 1980 until he died in 2009; they married in Bristol in 1985.

Bristol in 1985 was being mobilised into anti-Baker and Brown activity by Dafydd’s fellow gang member, D.G.E. Wood and his network. Wood trained as a Top Doc in Bristol and his father was a Top Doc in Bristol as well. David Hunt read law at Bristol and remained in the area working on behalf of the Tories after he graduated but before he became the Tory MP for Wirral in 1976. Previous posts and comments have explained how Sarah Jenkins, the daughter of Sheila Jenkins, a particularly abusive Gwynedd social worker, studied psychology at Bristol University and after graduation in 1984 returned to live in north Wales for a year, renting a cottage from D.G.E. Wood. Sarah Jenkins was at Bristol when Sarah Brown, Gordon Brown’s wife, was on the psychology degree there…

The Home Secretary who commissioned the Corston Report will have been David Blunkett or Charles Clarke. My post ‘The Big Questions’ discussed how both of them colluded with Dafydd’s gang, concealed serious criminality and stood by as people who spilt the gang’s pints were fitted up and criminalised.

 

I’ll revisit Brian Abel-Smith’s buddy Richard Titmuss here as well. Richard Morris Titmuss (1907–1973) founded the academic discipline of Social Administration (now largely known in universities as Social Policy) and held the founding Chair in the subject at the LSE.

Titmuss was born in 1907, the second child of a farmer; he was brought up in the countryside and left school at 14 with no formal qualifications. An autodidact, he worked for a large insurance company as an actuary for 16 years whilst simultaneously pursuing an interest in social topics through reading, debating and writing. Titmuss’s initial concerns were with such issues as insurance and the age structure of the population, migration, unemployment and re-armament, foreign policy and the peace movement. In 1938 Titmuss published Poverty and Population, which focused on the regional differences between the North and South. In 1939, he published Our Food Problem. Around this time, Titmuss was also active in the British Eugenics Society.

In 1942, Titmuss was recruited to write a volume in the series of the official war history, Problems of Social Policy, a work which established his reputation as well as securing him the new Chair at the LSE. In this process, he was strongly supported by the sociologist T.H. Marshall, the Head of the Social Science Department at LSE, 1939-44,

At the LSE, Titmuss ‘transformed the teaching of social work and social workers’. I don’t know what on earth Titmuss did, but look at the biographies of so many of the social workers and social work managers who were involved in concealing the organised abuse of those which made up the Westminster Paedophile Ring, including in north Wales; again and again, they had studied at the LSE under Titmuss… Something was going very badly wrong there.

Titmuss contributed to a number of Gov’t committees on the NHS and social policy. He also did some consulting in Africa, sometimes together with Abel-Smith, who was later his successor in his Chair.

Richard Titmuss’s final book, The Gift Relationship expressed his own philosophy of altruism in social and health policy and, like much of his work, emphasised his preference for the values of public service over private or commercial forms of care. The book was influential and resulted in a study of the blood bank systems, specifically with regard to regulation on the private blood market exchange. President Nixon called for a complete study of the lack of coordination within the system only months following publication of Titmuss’ findings.

Titmuss has been criticised by the American economist Kenneth Arrow for a somewhat poor reading of some sociological classics (although Titmuss never claimed to be a sociologist). While this may partly reflect Titmuss’s somewhat inadequate academic training, it also derives from his impatience with non-participatory sociology and his preference (this became a defining characteristic of “his” discipline of ‘social administration’) for engagement with contemporary social policy issues and even some of its more fallible institutions.

Richard Titmuss was much criticised for his role as Deputy Chairman of the Gov’t’s Supplementary Benefits Commission, 1968-73, which some critics felt did not allow him enough distance. Titmuss by contrast argued in favour of trying to make inadequate institutions work better for the benefit of the poor even if his involvement with them had the potential to sully the purity of his reputation.

If the state bureaucrats Titmuss and his pal Abel-Smith had not been so firmly in denial with regard to the inadequacies and in-built abuses of the welfare system that they had played such a major role in creating, they might have been able to make inadequate institutions function better. Instead, a brick wall was erected against anyone who dared suggest that all was not as it should be. That was why in 1995, Dafydd was still employed by the NHS and the North Wales Hospital contained illegally imprisoned victims of a paedophile gang who had been in there for decades. It is why Dafydd and Lucille at nearly 90s years old are running the biggest substance abuse charidee in Wales and why the Westminster and Welsh Gov’ts cannot understand why the NHS and social care system is such a disaster, no matter how many more billion is handed over.

Anyone who remembers the Supplementary Benefit system created by Titmuss will know that this was not a system designed to assist desperate people. Furthermore, Abel-Smith and Titmuss were the advisers to what can fairly be described as a paedophile/trafficking ring of Civil Service mandarins and politicians who operated via the Ministries of Health and Social Security from the very establishment of the post-war welfare system. The architects of the system were considered beyond question; so much so that no-one dared point to what was happening at Ely or Warlingham Park or the North Wales Hospitals, while Abel-Smith jetted off to Italy with his boyfriend to buy the latest lines for the fashion chain that they ran, or Richard Crossman dined on gulls’ eggs in gentlemen’s clubs in Pall Mall with his mates from the DHSS who were Helping The Poor. Richard Titmuss was an autodidact, which can result in people taking a very rigid attitude to learning ie. ‘I’ve read this, it is right’, rather than understanding the nature of debate and new ways of thinking/knowledge supplanting previous knowledge, but I suspect that he was also a prima donna, who, like his colleagues, were running the system for themselves and Must Not Be Questioned.

Titmuss held his Chair at the LSE in 1950, after brief spells in the Cabinet Office and the Social Medicine Research Unit until his death in 1973.

Readers will know that I am currently gaining much entertainment from Richard Crossman’s Diaries, 1968-70, covering the years that Crossman was Secretary of State for the DHSS, with Titmuss and his pals cluttering up the Dept. I still have a great deal more of the Diaries to read but the picture is already very clear, one of Crossman and his friends living lives of gobsmacking excess and luxury, even by the standards of Gov’t Ministers, while holding the most appallingly mean-minded discussions with regard to scroungers. Yes, the term is used, by people from across the political spectrum. Even when frank abuses of the most vulnerable people are revealed, the Top Docs cannot be challenged.

On Feb 25th 1970, Crossman recorded that he had a meeting regarding the ‘pocket money’ issued to patients of long stay psychiatric hospitals. Dafydd’s prisoners. The prisoners were by law permitted a very small allowance from the DHSS; this was still the situation when Dafydd illegally imprisoned me in 1986/87. The patients spent the pocket money, if they actually received it, on nothing but fags and sweets. That was because the only place that they were ever allowed to go outside of the ward was to the hospital shop, which sold nothing but cigarettes and sweets. No-one ever went anywhere to buy anything else. The patients who were taken into Denbigh wearing their nightclothes stayed in their nightclothes, they were never offered anything else. Patients only had new clothes if they were brought in by their families or friends, but most of the patients had been abandoned long ago, if they did have families. See post ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’ Furthermore Dafydd banned relatives from visiting if they complained about patients being abused.

Crossman noted that it has come to his attention that the Top Doctors were unlawfully refusing to give patients their allowances, as a means of ‘disciplining’ them. Translated this meant ‘refuse sex with Dafydd or indeed one of the ring and you don’t even get your pittance’. Crossman was horrified to hear of the abuses of the system by the Top Docs and he had ordered his officials to investigate; they had produced a report and confirmed yes, this abuse was rampant. Crossman recorded that approaches were made to the Supplementary Benefits Commission, ‘especially Harold Collison and Richard Titmuss’ to ‘consider the matter’ but Collison and Titmuss had decided that they were not going to exert their ‘legal right’ – or rather, legal duty –  to stop the Top Doctors financially abusing their patients. Crossman had just cleared up a ‘similar scandal’ in mental handicap hospitals and had caught the Top Doctors out on lies with regards to their patients inability to handle pocket money. Crossman had now discovered this scandal in psych hospitals and his advisers who were dedicated to social justice were refusing to stop Top Docs breaking the law…

Crossman’s earlier entry for Oct 16 1969 had noted how Crossman, Harold Collison, Titmuss, Abel-Smith and Clifford Jarrett would have to discuss how to prevent the ‘real abuse’ of the social security system by ‘wastrels and drunkards’, after they discovered that Dafydd’s mate David Ennals had booked himself an appearance on a forthcoming edition of ‘Panorama’ with regard to the abuses of social security by wastrels and drunkards.

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Here’s Harold Collison who, along with Titmuss, would not confront the biggest scrounger of all:

Harold Collison, 1965

 

Harold Francis Collison, Baron Collison (10 May 1909 – 29 December 1995) was a trade unionist. Born in the East End of London, Collison grew up in Gloucester and attended the Crypt School, before working on a farm from the age of 17. He joined the National Union of Agricultural Workers and was also active in the Labour Party. From 1946, Collison worked at the union headquarters in London and in 1953 he was elected General Secretary. In 1960, Collison became President of the International Federation of Plantation, Agricultural and Allied Workers, serving until 1976. He was also a member of the Executive of the International Labour Organisation.

Collison was made a life peer on 14 December 1964.

In 1965, Collison served as President of the TUC. In 1969, he resigned as General Secretary of his union to become Chairman of the Supplementary Benefits Commission. In which role Collison was far too frightened to challenge Dafydd et al breaking the law and abusing their patients. Well what would have happened to the Westminster Paedophile Ring and just as importantly, what would have happened if Collison, Titmuss etc found that there just wasn’t any effective treatment available the next time that they were ill? They knew what had happened to the long-stay patients who had refused to shag Dafydd…

In fact the Top Docs might have done the ‘Now don’t you worry my dear, we’ll look after you’ bit on Lord Collison anyway, because he died on 29 Dec 1995. Which was days after Nicola Davies QC announced that a Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal would not be in the public interest, although earlier in 1995, Ronnie Waterhouse seemed to know that there would be one and that he would be Chairing it…

Harold Collison was a farm worker, but he was Chairman of the Supplementary Benefits Commission, 1969-75 and he will have realised at some point that those surrounding him were running a sex abuse gang, targeting kids in care and psych patients. He also knew that patients in those institutions were being ‘looked after’ by Docs who broke the law and continued to do so even when they had been the subject of a Civil Service investigation.

Collison was also President of the Association of Agriculture, 1976-84. Which covered the years of excess in the Dept of Agriculture at UCNW, run by the paedophile gang who illegally imprisoned Mary Wynch, one of their own members of secretarial staff, but why I am not sure…

1976: the year that Carlo was appointed Chancellor of the University of Wales, the year that George Thomas became Speaker of the House and the year that Mr Thrope’s activities finally hit the press.

 

Sir Clifford Jarrett was a Civil Service mandarin, who served as the Permanent Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Pensions and Social Security, which then became the Ministry of Social Security, which in turn became the DHSS, 1964-70. Clifford was at the DHSS along with the swingers of the Westminster Paedophile Ring and he took up the position in the same year that Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson became Minister of Health. 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.

No sane person would have made such an appointment would they?

Jarrett was 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.

Clifford retired in 1970. In 1971 he was appointed Chairman of the Tobacco Research Council and of the Dover Harbour Board.

 

Richard Crossman’s Diaries make it clear that life at the DHSS was a bit like an episode of the 1970s day time TV show ‘Houseparty’, in that there’s a gathering of people and then the doorbell rings and another person arrives, then the process is repeated again and again, until there’s a big crowd of mates, none of whom have been formally invited. Crossman records how Titmuss and the others just roll up at the DHSS with their mates in tow and they’re introduced to Crossman and everyone joins in the Gov’t meeting and has a good read of all of the documents. In fact Harold Wilson realises that Crossman has a penchant for doing this and has to tell Crossman to stop sharing the confidential papers with everyone. To overcome this hindrance, Crossman gives his mates inventive job titles and in one case bags someone a peerage.

One person who turns up to the Houseparty with Titmuss on one occasion in 1968 is a Professor Morris from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. No-one is expecting Prof Morris, but he’s there as a friend of Titmuss and Crossman extends a warm welcome to him.

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Here’s old Titmuss, in Highgate Cemetery along with his wife Kay, in there with Eric Hobsbawm and all the best who just could not find it in themselves to stop bloody Dafydd.

Titmuss’s wife Kathleen (“Kay”) was a social worker. Their only daughter is Ann Oakley.

Ann Rosamund Oakley (born 17 January 1944) is a feminist sociologist. She is Professor and Founder-Director of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London and in 2005 partially retired from full-time academic work to concentrate on her writing. Oakley was educated at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls and Somerville College, Oxford, graduating in 1965, having married Robin Oakley the previous year. In the next few years, Oakley wrote scripts  for children’s TV and wrote numerous short stories. Returning to formal education at Bedford College, University of London – where Bertrand Russell’s son Conrad taught – she gained her PhD in 1969. Oakley’s thesis was a study of women’s attitudes to housework, from which several of her early books were derived. Much of Oakley’s sociological research focused on sociology and women’s health. Oakley has co-authored with feminist analyst Juliet Mitchell. Mitchell, being a big figure in analysis, will know that analysis is colluding with organised abuse on a vast scale.

I read a lot of Oakley’s work when I was young and beginning to experience the full horror of the NHS and social care system. Oakley did make a valuable contribution – she was feted by feminists at one point – but as with the rest of the work on healthcare, even from those writing from radical and feminist standpoints, what I could not help noting, on the most important matter of all, was

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Although I didn’t know that Ann Oakley’s dad was one of Dafydd’s mates…
 Ann Oakley’s wiki entry refers to her husband Robin as an ‘academic’. So I presume that she is married to a different Robin Oakley than this one, who needs mentioning here anyway.

Robin Francis Leigh Oakley (born 20 August 1941) is a British journalist from in Kidderminster in Worcestershire. From 2000 to 2008, he was European Political Editor at CNN International. From 1992 to 2000, Oakley was Political Editor at the BBC.

Robin Oakley was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire and Brasenose College, Oxford. He started his career on the ‘Liverpool Daily Post’ here he became Political Editor. That newspaper was run by Dafydd’s gang. Oakley was then the Crossbencher columnist and Assistant Editor on ‘The Sunday Express’ and was Assistant Editor of the Daily Mail, 1981-86. Between 1986 and 1992, Oakley was a columnist and Political Editor for ‘The Times’. He then moved to the BBC, where he was Political Editor, 1992-2000. During this period Oakley regularly presented political news items on BBC TV news. His predecessor as BBC Political Editor was John Cole and he was succeeded in 2000 by Andrew Marr. After leaving the BBC, Oakley became CNN’s European Political Editor. He is also an expert in horse racing and has written the Turf column in ‘The Spectator’ since 1994, as well as being the racing correspondent of the ‘Financial Times’ for several years. Oakley’s 2000 book “Valley of The Racehorse” is a story of the racing community in the Lambourn valley. His 2001 book Inside Track is based on his experiences as a political journalist.

Robin Oakley will have known Ronnie Waterhouse’s wife’s family, who were well-known racehorse breeders and he’ll have known Philip Lever aka Lord Leverhulme, who was involved with racing in a big way. Prof Fergus Lowe at Bangor University did very well out of funding bodies associated with Philip Lever by reminding Lever of a few Dafydd-related matters. See post ‘Feet In Chains’.

Isn’t Lilibet keen on racing as well Mr Oakley?

Oakley was awarded an OBE in 2001 for his services to political journalism. That’s not much for keeping his mouth shut, everybody else got a peerage.

One of Oakley’s publications was: Oakley, Robin (4 October 2008). “Team Tactics” The Spectator 308 (9397): 57.

Team tactics can be very effective Robin, but when a key member of your team is Dafydd, it makes the whole team rather shaky.

Robin was the Political Editor for BBC News, 1992-2000, throughout the police investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, the Jillings Investigation and then the Waterhouse Inquiry. Robin knew nuzzing. Neither did his predecessor John Cole. The political journalist who came from N Ireland. The location of Kincora Boys’ Home and a civil war… Andrew Marr succeeded Robin Oakley. Andrew Marr is married to Jackie Ashley, the daughter of the Labour MP Jack Ashley. Jack was the MP for a Staffordshire constituency, on the patch of a big ring linked to Dafydd’s gang. Jack was famously deaf, but he really couldn’t have missed what was going on even if he couldn’t hear the screaming.

Children of 12 gang raped and forced to have sex with animals while they were filmed Ann. In Risley Remand Centre on trumped up charges if they refused and found hanging dead a few days later in the ‘hospital wing’. The women were fully on board Ann, even those using your work to teach student Angels and social workers.
Robin ‘We Didn’t Know’ Oakley:
A volume written by someone who did his PhD at the LSE in the heyday of Richard Titmuss et al:

 

My post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ briefly discussed the Top Doctor Sir George Godber, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, 1950-60 and Chief Medical Officer, 1960-73. I blogged extensively about Godber in ‘The Creme de la Creme’, presuming when I wrote that post that Godber was the person who had let Dafydd and Gwynne get away with murder – literally – because when I wrote that I had no idea of the sheer number of Godbers at the top of the DHSS. Godber’s responsibilities extended to approved schools, remand centres, prisons, etc. Gosh that man will have had some explaining to do when he arrived at the Pearly Gates. STI raddled kids of 14 from children’s homes in north Wales found dead in Risley Remand Centre after having been arrested for ‘stealing chewing gum’ because they could withstand the gang rapes no more and protested. I have explained that Godber was part of the team who were responsible for the creation of the NHS and like the rest of them was beatified as a result.

Godber was a student at New College, Oxford and was mentored by Crossman who was a young don at the time. Crossman was working for the security services and was recruiting for them. I seem to remember reading that it was Crossman who told Trumper’s husband Alan Barker as a student that Barker ‘ought to become an MP’, although Barker had shown no such interest in such a trajectory and there was then a discussion of which party Barker might like to represent.  I know that It Was Different Back Then but it doesn’t seem a very sound way of choosing future MPs. Having said that, the process today is to select for people who explain that they are a Woman who joined the #Me Too movement…

As well as Richard Crossman, Godber’s other influence at New College was the historian and Warden of New College, H.A.L. Fisher and Godber maintained that it was Fisher who partly inspired Godber to pursue a career in public health.

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher (21 March 1865 – 18 April 1940) was born in London, the eldest son of Herbert William Fisher (1826–1903), author of Considerations on the Origin of the American War and his wife Mary Louisa Jackson (1841–1916). Herbert’s sister Adeline Maria Fisher was the first wife of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, another sister, Florence Henrietta Fisher, married both Frederic William Maitland and Francis Darwin. Fisher was a first cousin of Virginia Woolf and her sister Vanessa Bell (the children of his mother’s sister Julia). Fisher was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1888 and was awarded a fellowship. So Fisher was a member of the Bloomsbury Group, many of whom colonised Croesor and made use of Gwynne and Dafydd’s services…

Fisher was a tutor in modern history at Oxford. In September 1912, he was appointed (with Lord Islington, Lord Ronaldsay, Justice Abdur Rahim and others) as a member of the Royal Commission on the Public Services of India, 1912–1915. Between 1913 and 1917 Fisher was Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield University.

In December 1916 Fisher was elected as Liberal MP for Sheffield Hallam and joined the Gov’t of David Lloyd George, 1916-22, as President of the Board of Education. He was sworn of the Privy Council of the same month. In this post he was instrumental in the formulation of the Education Act 1918, which made school attendance compulsory for children up to the age of 14. Fisher was also responsible for the Superannuation Act of 1918, which provided pension provision for all teachers.

The nature of the Board of Education was preserved in aspic over generations. In north Wales, people appointed to senior roles by the Board of Education acquired great kudos, being Educated People in a poor rural region in which many people were employed in manual labour which gave them no more than a subsistence income and a life that often ended in death by early middle age. Life for quarrymen, farm workers and servants in north Wales really was hard, society was stratified – although people who promote the notion of a classless gwerin deny this – and there was a lot of cap doffing even into the 1950s.

One appointment of the Board of Education was that of J.E. Daniel, who in 1946, was appointed as an Inspector of Schools, with special responsibility for classics and religious education. Daniel was inspecting schools during Gwynne’s years as a young Top Doc. Gwynne was probably still serving in the Royal Navy at the time, but the regime that he would soon be joining and reinforcing at the North Wales Hospital was in place, as was the organised abuse in the region upon which Dafydd and Gwynne later capitalised and turned into a production line for underaged sex workers.

Readers may well remember J.E. Daniel from previous posts. J.E. Daniel was the father of the corrupt judge Huw Daniel, who was greatly distressed when he was unable to send me to prison in 2004 which for some reason he seemed to think was going to be a certainty, after charges against me of ‘threatening to kill’ on the basis of the perjury of at least eight members of NHS staff were withdrawn on the first day of the trial. The charges were replaced with the lowest category of Public Order Offence, after I freely admitted to telling the secretary of a corrupt NHS manager, over the phone, that he was a fat idiot. Daniel sentenced me to over 120 hours of community service and made comments to the press about the fat idiot and his family as well no less being ‘victims’ of mine. He also issued a restraining order which was legally invalid and stressed that it was needed to protect my victims from me.

While doing community service I met a number of other people who had been fitted up by Daniel and the Top Docs, including one young man after he had found out about a solicitor in Caernarfon sexually abusing underaged kids and had dared confront his probation officer about this. Although I was only convicted of a minor public order offence, I later discovered that a certificate of indictment had been forged stating that I had pleaded guilty to ‘violent disorder’ (I have never been charged with violent disorder) and the PNC had also been illegally amended on more than one occasion to show an inaccurate criminal record against my name. None of this has been investigated let alone resolved although I wrote to the relative authorities about it two years ago… See previous posts…

North Wales Police! Why not just pop onto the data base once more and record that I have been convicted of triple murder? After all, my medical records state that I have been in prison for attacking someone with a knife, that I have stabbed, throttled and strangled people, held an Angel hostage and sexually assaulted a psychiatrist. I have 10,000 documents detailing the most serious wrongdoing on the part of every agency with which I was involved over a period of 30 years and the judges were bent as well…

John Edward Daniel (26 June 1902 – 11 February 1962) was born in Bangor, educated at Friars School, then Jesus College, Oxford. He was appointed to a  fellowship at the Bala-Bangor Theological College and subsequently became a Professor in 1926 following the death of Dr Thomas Rees. Daniel was never ordained, but he was considered to be an able preacher.

J.E. Daniel was a prominent Welsh nationalist and member of Plaid, standing unsuccessfully as a candidate in three General Elections and a by-election in 1945. Daniel was Vice-President of Plaid, 1931-35 and succeeded Suanders Lewis as President in 1939, holding the position until August 1943.  In 1962, Saunders Lewis made his radio broadcast Tynged yr Iaith, which led to the establishment of Cymdeithas yr Iaith (the Welsh Language Society). It was Dafydd who recorded that lecture. At the time Dafydd was a Plaid activist and in the 1950s when still at Liverpool Medical School, Dafydd had travelled to Ireland to learn techniques of violent resistance at the knee of Irish Republicans, for use in the Tryweryn Campaign, to prevent the village of Capel Celyn in the Tryweryn Valley being flooded to build a reservoir to supply Liverpool with water . See eg. ‘A Network Stretching Back Decades…’ and ‘Tan yn Llyn’.

The flooding of Cwm Tryweryn was an outrage and there was huge support in north Wales for the campaign to stop it happening, although many people did not approve of violent methods. Dafydd supported violent activism yet no-one has dared ever name him publicly as being one of those who did so. Other Welsh nationalist activists involved with violent direct action went to prison and ironically others were declared mad and sent to the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. But Dafydd??? No. Such are the benefits that accrue when one is Fighting For The Language while procuring sex workers for People In High Places. Dafydd was hobnobbing with Irish Republicans while Macmillan was PM, but by the time that Tryweryn was flooded in 1965, Harold Wilson was PM and Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson Of Paedophilia was Health Minister. The protests of people in north Wales as well as 35 Welsh MPs were ignored during the campaign to stop the flooding of Cwm Tryweryn.

It was Liverpool City Council who in 1960 sponsored the Private Bill in Parliament to flood the valley, destroy the village of Capel Celyn and create the reservoir. The Liverpool City Council who were Dafydd and the gang’s partners-in-grime with regard to the sex trafficking ring…

People from north Wales protesting in Liverpool attempting to stop the flooding of Cwm Tryweryn. The protesters were insulted by scousers as they marched.

What a lot of double dealing Dafydd was involved in. But he was doing the work of a load of Gov’t Ministers and Civil Service mandarins working for the British security services so we should not be surprised.

 

J.E. Daniel was friends with the father of Dafydd Iwan and Alun Ffred, a Minister who was also involved with the Bala-Bangor Theological College, but I’m not sure if he worked there or only studied there. For other links between people at the Bala-Bangor College and those who colluded with Dafydd and the gang, see previous posts. Dafydd Iwan is a Cardiff University graduate and the Plaid folk singer who was Leader of Gwynedd County Council and Alun Ffred also led Gwynedd County Council, before serving as the Plaid AM for Caernarfon, 2003-07 and Arfon, 2007-16. Alun Ffred is a graduate of UCNW and previously worked as a Welsh teacher, an HTV journo, a TV director and producer for Ffilmiau’r Nant and was co-writer of the S4C comedy series, ‘C’mon Midffild!’. 

Lord Haw-Haw
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Alun Ffred:


 

Neither Dafydd Iwan or Alun Ffred knew anything about a paedophile ring in north Wales.

Further information about the above events and people may be read in previous posts…

In 1931 J.E. Daniel was freed from his work at Bala-Bangor to study with Rudolph Bultmann in Marburg. Rudolf Karl Bultmann (20 August 1884 – 30 July 1976) was a German Lutheran theologian and Professor of New Testament at the University of Marburg. Bultmann is known for his belief that the historical analysis of the New Testament is both futile and unnecessary, given that the earliest Christian literature showed little interest in specific locations. Bultmann argued that all that matters is the “thatness”, not the “whatness” of Jesus i.e. only that Jesus existed, preached, and died by crucifixion matters, not what happened throughout his life.

Bultmann remained at Marburg as a full Professor from 1921 until his retirement in 1951. Among others, Bultmann taught Hannah Arendt, who famously wrote about the Banality of Evil.

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I am sure that readers will agree that Dafydd could in no way be described as banal; neither can a folk singer who led a County Council which ran a paedophile ring while he visited countries suffering under oppressive regimes to express his solidarity with the oppressed; or indeed a corrupt old judge who entertains Lilibet to lunch yet had a father who was mates with people who wanted to blow Carlo sky-high during the Investiture. But a dull old bugger clad in nylon who wandered around Gwynedd giving out orders and freezing out dissenters? Definitely banal…

Bultmann was a member of the Confessing Church and critical towards Nazism. He spoke out against the mistreatment of Jews, against nationalistic excesses and against the dismissal of non-Aryan Christian Ministers. He did not, however, speak out against “the antiSemitic[sic] laws which had already been promulgated” and he was philosophically limited in his ability to “repudiate, in a comprehensive manner, the central tenets of Nazi racism and antiSemitism[sic].”

I knew a lot of people who didn’t like Dafydd and the gang who adopted a similar stance.

Bultmann became friends with Martin Heidegger who taught at Marburg for five years and Heidegger’s views on existentialism had an influence on Bultmann’s thinking. However, Bultmann himself stated that his views could not simply be reduced to thinking in Heideggerian categories, in that “the New Testament is not a doctrine about our nature, about our authentic existence as human beings, but a proclamation of this liberating act of God.”

As Mrs Premise and Mrs Conclusion would have said of Huw’s dad, ‘ooh he’s been philosophising again and his tea’s ready, there’s no stopping him when he starts philosophising…’

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I have mentioned in previous posts that Graham Chapman was known to be sexually abusing underaged boys but was afforded protection not just because he was a zany Python but also because he had trained as a Top Doc at Bart’s, a stronghold of Dafydd’s mates and people knew that they would be faced with a great deal of How Very Dare You if one word was said. I worked with someone in the London Medical Schools who really loathed Monty Python, particularly the Mrs Premise and Mrs Conclusion bit, because ‘they were laughing at ordinary people’. I responded with the comment that they also took the piss out of pompous Top Docs and barristers, but she wasn’t convinced by my argument. I wonder if she knew something about one Dr Chapman at the time I didn’t? She also had a very low opinion of a lot of people on the London medical scene but she knew what would have come her way if she had spoken out.

Which Bishop led the charge against Monty Python’s Life of Brian? Mervyn Stockwood, the gay Bishop who was responsible for the ‘South Bank Religion’ phenomenon. Mervyn Stockwood knew a great deal about organised abuse and the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts.

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The C of E are outraged and want to ban the film which will bring in the big bucks? Er, hang on, we know what to do.

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After all John Cleese was at one point a leading light in the SDP with Dafydd’s mate Dr Death and he was a personal friend of Top Doc Robin Skynner and his wife who knew the crew at St George’s and via Robin Skynner, Cleese got to know many other Top Docs and analysts… See previous posts.

I’m wondering if Chapman et al knew about Brian Abel-Smith in the light of their sketch of many years ago which featured Chapman dressed up in ladies’ finery while being interviewed in his capacity as a Gov’t Minister, with a voice-over telling us that ‘the Minister is wearing…’ and providing a detailed description of the finery a la Vogue.

Graham Chapman was once interviewed by a policeman who was a little concerned about his activities with underaged boys. Chapman did a How Very Dare You, stressed that he was a Top Doc and the police did not return. Ever.

 

Rudolph Bultmann died on 30 July 1976 in Marburg.

J.E. Daniel’s entry in the ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography’ ends with:

Daniel was notable for his broad culture, his exceptionally brilliant mind and the strength and richness of his grasp of the Welsh language, both orally and in writing, his zeal for everything that was good in Wales and for the Christian faith above all else.

His mates were running a sex abuse ring and hanging out with terrorists but he knew Famous Philosophers and if we cross his path we’ll be lobotomised by Gwynne so we’ll continue with the myths and the toadying.

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In 1918 H.A.L. Fisher became MP for the Combined English Universities. Fisher retired from politics in February 1926, to take up the post of Warden of New College, Oxford, which he held until his death. He served on the British Academy, the British Museum, the Rhodes Trustees, the National Trust, the governing body of Winchester, the London Library and the BBC. Fisher received the Order of Merit in 1937. In 1939 Fisher was appointed first Chairman of the Appellate Tribunal for Conscientious Objectors in England and Wales. While his minions in north Wales reigned over the plebs.

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Fisher died in Tommy’s on 18 April 1940 after having been knocked down by a lorry and seriously injured the previous week, while on his way to sit on a Conscientious Objectors’ Tribunal during the blackout.

J.E. Daniel met his end when he was killed in a car crash in Halkyn, Flintshire in 1962. Cars in those days couldn’t actually go that fast, especially on the sort of roads that existed in Flintshire, what can have been going on?

Fisher married one of his undergrads, Lettice Ilbert (1875–1956), in 1899, some 25 years before he became Warden of New College, Oxford. Lettice Fisher was the founder of the National Council for the Unmarried Mother and her Child, now known as Gingerbread. Lettice Fisher was born on 14 June 1875 in Kensington, London to Sir Courtenay Peregrine Ilbert and his wife Jessie.

Lettice was educated at Francis Holland School, London which was still a popular destination for the daughters of the posh when Ronnie Waterhouse sent his daughters there while Marcus Brigstocke’s mum Baroness Heather Brigstock was Headmistress, Heather Brigstocke being yet another person who knew associates of Dafydd’s who met her end when a car hit her as she was crossing a road. See previous posts. Lettice then went to Somerville College, Oxford. She worked as a researcher at the LSE, 1897-98. From 1902 to 1913, Lettice taught history at St Hugh’s College, Oxford and she also taught economics for the Association for the Higher Education of Women in Oxford.

Whilst at Oxford, Lettice Fisher was also involved in voluntary work in housing, public health and child welfare. She was an active suffragist, Chairing the national executive of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), 1916-18. She ran to become President of the NUWSS in 1919, following Millicent Fawcett’s post-war resignation, but was defeated by Eleanor Rathbone.

During WW I, Fisher undertook welfare work among women munitions workers in Sheffield. It was the wartime scale of illegitimacy and its resulting hardships that led her, in 1918, to found the National Council for the Unmarried Mother and Child, in order to ‘challenge the stigma associated with single parent families’ – although that will not have been an expression used by Lettice – and to ‘provide them with the support they needed’. She won’t have used that expression either.

The Council aimed to reform the Bastardy Acts and Affiliation Orders Acts, which discriminated against illegitimate children and also to address the higher death rates of children born outside marriage, by providing accommodation for single mothers and their babies. They also provided practical advice and assistance to ‘single parents’ and helped with their inquiries. Lettice Fisher was the first Chair of the Council, 1918 to 1950.

I haven’t read enough about Lettice to know what her motives with regard to her work with unmarried mothers were. Lettice will not have viewed them in the way that Gingerbread now pretends that she did, but she might have been genuinely moved by their plight. In Lettice’s era, posh people threw themselves into helping the Poor for a variety of reasons. Lord Shaftesbury fought for shorter working hours because he wanted to ensure that the labouring classes had a day off on Sunday so they could attend church. Marie-Stopes was keen on birth control for people with even minor disabilities because she didn’t like the idea of them breeding. There are dark mutterings that William Gladstone may have had a more sordid reason for going out at night to talk to prostitutes to Save Them from their lives of sex in return for payment. Some social reformers were humane. Whether Lettice was or whether she wanted to reform the Bastardy Acts because she was concerned that the illegitimate offspring of Royal personages couldn’t inherit I do not know. However my cup brimmed over when the Rules were changed during Kate Middleton’s pregnancy to ensure that if Kate had a girl, she would be heir to the throne. Because this was about Equality. Fortunately Kate popped out Prince George so the Equality Laws weren’t needed, which must have left a lot of people greatly relieved. I may well petition Parliament to extend the Equality Laws to enable all the council house people to become members of the Royal Family and therefore have access to Royal residences and a sub from the civil list.

People of Lettice’s era did tend to get hampered if they tried to do anything that was too reforming and another hazard was their efforts being hijacked or subverted when they handed the reins over to other people. Eleanor Rathbone, who defeated Lettice in her quest to become President of the NUWSS, was a graduate of Somerville College, Oxford and an MP, 1929-46. Eleanor was a member of a high profile Liverpool family and she established the Rathbone Society.

By the 1970s and 80s the Rathbone Society was providing advice and support to people involved in the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Jenny Rathbone, Eleanor’s great niece was elected as the Labour AM for Cardiff Central in 2011. Why Jenny Rathbone suddenly felt an overwhelming desire to move to Wales and enter Welsh politics, after coming from Liverpool and having led a life in the Smoke including serving as an Islington Councillor, 1998-2002, I’m not sure. Jenny entered the Welsh Assembly at the election which saw an influx of paedophiles’ friends into that institution. See post ‘The Battle Of The Cowshed’.

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Paedophiles’ Friends: I was quite happy working at Bangor University publishing academic sociology with my friends and had you not declared WW III and invaded the Welsh Assembly, Bangor University and harassed and threatened me and everyone who supported me because you were so worried about what I might say or publish with regard to my past, I’d have happily remained there writing sociology papers and books with a limited academic readership. The world now has you to thank for this blog.

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A display of a Mini emerging from a sewer tunnel in Coventry Transport Museum, which recreated scenes from ‘The Italian Job’. 

Sian Williamson, who worked as a psych Angel in Ysbyty Gwynedd for years, collected Minis. Sian wasn’t the monster that some of her colleagues were, but she knew what they were doing. When I finished my PhD I received a visit from Sian and we had a lovely chat over a cup of char. I was genuinely pleased to see her because I had much better memories of her than many of her colleagues. She told me that she was so glad to hear that I now had a PhD and was publishing. I was told years later that she then sent up the distress flare to colleagues Ancient and Modern letting them know that I could remember everything that happened back in the Good Old Days and Christ they could be in trouble here…

 

While Lettice was Chair of the National Council for the Unmarried Mother and Her Child, Sybil Neville-Rolfe was the Deputy Chair. Sybil’s possible motivation for her involvement in the organisation can be deduced from her other activities.

Sybil Neville-Rolfe (22 June 1885 – 3 August 1955) was a social hygienist and founder of the Eugenics Society and a leading figure in the National Council for Combating Venereal Disease. She has been described as a feminist eugenicist. I think I’ve met a few of them.

Sybil and Francis Galton founded the Eugenics Education Society (now known as the Galton Institute) in London in 1907, with Galton serving as its first honorary President. Sybil took the role of Honorary Secretary upon the Society’s founding until 1920.  The Eugenics Education Society believed that social class and poverty were directly linked to one’s genetics. Sybil also founded the Imperial Society for Promoting Sex Education and was the Deputy Chair of the Child Welfare Council. Therefore, the Society aimed to reduce poverty in England through reducing the birth rate of the lowest classes and those of low intelligence.

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  • In 1912, Sybil was the driving force behind the Society’s organisation of the first International Eugenics Congress in South Kensington. After 1920 she acted as the Society Council’s Vice-President and later was elected to serve on the consultative council, a position that she held until her death in 1955.

Neville-Rolfe implemented the Mental Deficiency Act of 1913.

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Sybil was also a leading figure in the National Council for Combating Venereal Disease (NCCVD) which was founded in 1914. Upon the NCCVD’s founding she held the position of Honorary Secretary and later she held the position of Secretary-General. The NCCVD changed its name to the British Social Hygiene Council in 1926 and Neville-Rolfe remained working for them until her retirement in 1944.

In 1941, Sybil became both the first woman and the first non-American to receive the Snow Medal from the American Social Hygiene Association for distinguished services to humanity.

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Sybil’s beliefs in eugenics and with regard to prostitution developed when she trained and worked as a rescue worker in a shelter for troubled girls. She was determined to study these issues in efforts to eliminate prostitution and venereal disease. Sybil stopped working at the shelter because she felt the staff were not well educated on physiology and reproduction. She then left to find work elsewhere in Bethnal Green, where even there, she thought that the rescue workers were not competent or knowledgeable about contraception. Because of this, Sybil insisted they educate themselves further in the area of biological sciences. Sybil ‘believed that single mothers were not to blame as they had been manipulated and enticed by men. Because of this, she was determined to help educate these women on sex and contraception in order to prevent these mistakes from happening in the future.’

In some circumstances this is a sensible idea, but it was under this umbrella that during the 1970s and 80s, Dafydd and the linked gangs took every opportunity possible to give disadvantaged kids ‘sex education’, coercing them into sex with not particularly pleasant people and praising the kids for being ‘sensible’ when they availed themselves of hormonal contraception dispensed by Top Docs who were facilitating the sexploitation and organised abuse. I knew that this was going on in Somerset and it was going on in north Wales. I imagine that the practice will have been happening on an even greater scale in big metropolitan areas. Many of those involved were Wimmin Who Cared About Wimmin’s Health. Rather as Sybil did.

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Sybil Neville-Rolfe published an article in 1917 titled “The Eugenic Principle in Social Reconstruction” which detailed her beliefs regarding eugenics. She believed that certain people were genetically superior to other people within a society and that these people who were genetically superior to their peers and born into the lower classes would rise up to attain a higher quality of life. They would do so because they were inherently more productive and useful people within society, which would be proven by the fact that they were able to achieve financial independence. Conversely, she felt that children born into families of people who had proven themselves to be of a higher genetic status than their peers could also be of a lower genetic worth than their parents and would naturally sink in status through the course of their life and also never achieve the financial independence that is used in this system to prove one’s genetic worth. Sybil called this process eugenic selection.

This rationale was the basis of much thinking on the right many years after Sybil had passed on to the Golden Family Planning Clinic in the sky.

Throughout her life Sybil made several assertions as to how eugenics could be implemented into the governing bodies and institutions in Britain to preserve the Anglo-Saxon race. She felt that changes needed to be made at both a social and Gov’t level to encourage people with better genetics to marry and have children together early in life while also discouraging people who could not attain financial independence, contracted a venereal disease, or were otherwise mentally deficient from having children. To this end she suggested several changes to social norms and the policies of the Gov’t, including:

  • Discouraging people who lived in workhouses from having children.
  • Discouraging homosexual relationships.
  • Encouraging young people to obtain financial independence early to allow them to marry and have children early in life.
  • Changing the policies on illegitimate children to hold fathers accountable, along with the mother, for the care and support of their child even if that child was conceived and born out of wedlock.

Anyone for only taking the first two children in a family into account when calculating Universal Credit allowances?

Sybil’s other recommendations included:

  • Establishing a Ministry of Health with a strong Department focused on eugenics to collect data and learn about the genetic stock of their country and how best to implement eugenic practices.

The Top Docs are gathering the data regarding Every Child on a database near you. To Help.

  • Encouraging eugenicists to participate in Government to aid the implementation and understanding of eugenic practices.

No you can’t have pre-natal tests if you are going to refuse to have an abortion.

  • Establishing an economic policy of housing that will address the problems London faced with housing at the time. This suggested policy included the setting of a minimum housing standard that would be met by the Gov’t to house people who could not attain the financial independence Neville-Rolfe uses as a standard of genetic superiority.

Gov’ts since Thatch haven’t even got this far.

  • Establishing programs to teach people about the practice of using birth control to allow women and families more control over how many children they had and the timing of their pregnancies.

Every Top Doc feels that it is their duty to do this.

  • Sybil Neville-Rolfe took a stance against prostitution and suggested many ways in which this problem could be dealt with, especially within the article she published in 1918 titled “The Changing Moral Standard: Reprinted from The Nineteenth Century and After.” Instead of blaming the prostitute, Neville-Rolfe blamed the degeneration of morals and the perpetuation of the profession by three different interest groups associated with the practice: The prostitutes themselves who supply the profession, those that purchase and demand their services and the middle-men who encourage this practice for their own material gain. 

My how things haven’t changed. Sybil also wrote about women who trap and keep other women in prostitution.

Sybil was born Sybil Katherine Burney in Queen’s House, Royal Naval College on June 22, 1885. She was the daughter of Admiral Sir Cecil Burney and Lucinda Marion Burnett. Her brother was Dennistoun Burney, a marine, aeronautical engineer and Conservative MP. Sybil was home-schooled by French and English privately-hired governesses.

Her first husband was Lieutenant Arthur Corry Gotto, whom she married on December 29, 1905. This marriage was extremely short due to his death in a coaling accident in September, 1906. Her second marriage was to Commander Clive Neville-Rolfe on March 24, 1917.

 

I mentioned that the best efforts of social reformers could be hijacked after the founders had handed the reins over. Decades after Lettice and Sybil had died, the organisation that Lettice founded still existed, although in 1970, it renamed itself the National Council for One Parent Families. It would use this name up until its merger with Gingerbread in 2007. The National Council for One Parent families ‘continued to support and advocate on behalf of single parents’. In 1974, the Finer Report on the needs of one parent families was published. Many of its 230 recommendations for improving the lives of single parent families were proposed by the National Council for One Parent Families. The Finer Report (see previous posts) was one of the many Reports produced under the regime of Dafydd’s mates at the DHSS when the toxic troika of Babs Castle, David Ennals and Jack Straw were calling the shots. With Brian Abel-Smith and Peter Townsend assisting of course. The Finer Report and its recommendations didn’t stop Dafydd…

Out of interest, while I was just googling the Finer Report, I noticed another page of Hansard that mentioned that on 2 July 1974, Tim Sainsbury asked the Secretary of State for Social Services ‘what was the annual expenditure in total and per head of population during the year 1973–74 on research into mental health in the United Kingdom; and what proportion of the expenditure of the Medical Research Council went into research into all forms of mental illness’.

Gerry Fowler replied: Expenditure by the Medical Research Council in 1973–74 into all forms of mental illness was £2.391 million. This amount, which represents some 9.8 per cent. of the council’s total expenditure, is about 4p per head of the population. Additional research supported by public funds but whose cost is not readily identifiable is carried out under the auspices of the health departments, hospital boards, universities and medical schools. Support is also given by several voluntary agencies.

While those millions were being spent, the patients were in Dafydd’s Denbigh Dungeon. Millions are still being given to Top Docs for the purpose of Mental Health Research. The patients are destitute and killing themselves.

My how things haven’t changed.

Tim Sainsbury was Sir Tim, the Tory MP for Hove, 1973-97, a Minister of whom Thatch was fond. Cecil Parkinson used to say that Tim’s massive wealth was a sign of how Committed To Public Service Tim was. He didn’t have to slave away at being an MP you know, he didn’t need the salary or the fiddled expenses. Hove is near Brighton, the turf of Dafydd’s partner gang. Kids from children’s homes in north Wales were trafficked to brothels in London and Brighton.

Tim Sainsbury’s elder brother Lord John Sainsbury interbred with the Havers family, who have excelled at producing bent lawyers and judges who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring and blocked prosecutions of High Society sex offenders (see post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’).

Tim’s cousin David became Lord Sainsbury of Turville after giving a great deal of money to the Labour Party. His peerage also followed the loosening of purse strings. As did a job as Science Minister. Miranda and Gordon swore blind that nothing dodgy was going on. David, ever keen to support academia, gave millions to Cambridge University. He then became Chancellor of Cambridge University. David began taking an interest in Mental Health himself and established the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health. It came out with nothing that was not completely in line with Miranda’s policy of banging on about Empowerment when Service Users were being criminalised and subjected to increasingly punitive ‘support’. Imagine my surprise when in 2001, I discovered that recommendations to consult the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health were littering the teaching resources of an NVQ in mental health course. A plug for David Sainsbury could be found on virtually every page. I wondered what was going on…

The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health closed its doors some years ago. Not that it was the end of the nightmare. David Sainsbury is now bankrolling Brain Science, particularly at UCL. See previous posts. UCL is an institution that has played a major role in colluding with people who facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring.

 

In 1979 the National Council for One Parent Families jointly produced a report with the Community Development Trust. Among other things, the report called for the abolition of the age of consent because the law at that time did not take into account consenting sexual relationships between young people, which resulted in pregnancies being hidden.

That is a real problem that needs careful thought. Particularly to stop predatory professional people who are running sex abuse rings from sheltering under any umbrellas that are there to protect teenagers in genuine relationships. Having said that, if the DHSS flatly refused to stop Dafydd from illegally witholding benefits to patients and couldn’t even stop him running an international trafficking ring despite hundreds of complaints and a regular supply of suspicious deaths, one cannot really argue that legislation can achieve anything. Anyone for prosecuting a Sex Offender in the shape of a boy of 18 who has had consensual sex with his 15 year old girlfriend? Or the Primary School Rapists who hit the news the other day?

It’s The Law. As Dafydd and the Little Women constantly reminded protesting Empowered Service Users.

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In 1987, the Family Law Reform Act passed, through which the Bastardy Acts and Affiliation Orders Acts are repealed, after extensive pressure for the National Council for One Parent Families…

The Family Law Reform Act did not hinder Dafydd and the gang.

The National Council for One Parent Families and Gingerbread merged in 2007 and relaunched under the name Gingerbread in 2009. Head offices for Gingerbread were set up in Kentish Town, London, with satellite offices in Cardiff, Rhyl, Manchester and Accrington.

In 2018, the charidee turned 100 years old. As part of the centenary, the charity released a report looking at single parent families in the UK today. The report found that ‘while great progress has been made for single parents (with employment rates at a record high), there are still many challenges to overcome as a third of children with a working single parents live in poverty in the UK’.

That might be because their mothers have been forced back into paid employment when their kid turns 3 years old by DWP rules, because It’s Good For Wimmin To Work. Unfortunately the only work on offer may well be a zero hours contract or part-time on the till in Tesco. Those Wimmin will be ordered to do it by the DWP because it will Empower them. They will need to carry on claiming benefits because their wage won’t be enough to live on. Meanwhile their 3 year old will be in not very good ‘childcare’ because if your income is at benefits level you won’t be able to afford a high quality nursery. The Empowered working mother will be exhausted and stressed. Should her child show any deleterious effects as a result of this madness, she can always Ask For Help from the Social Services or, in north Wales, sign up for the Incredible Years parenting programme, devised by Judy Hutchings, one of Dafydd’s colleagues.

The moral of this story is that being a highly paid barrister may well have done wonders for the lifestyle of Cherie Booth the Girl From Liverpool, but working on the tills while in the clutches of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team is a rather different kettle of fish.

 

Herbert and Lettice Fisher had one daughter, Mary Bennett. Mary Letitia Somerville Bennett (9 January 1913 – 1 November 2005) was a British academic, best known for her tenure as Principal of St Hilda’s College, Oxford, 1965-80. Had I ever had a daughter I don’t think that it would have occurred to me to name her after Bangor University, but I accept that Lettice had the right to call her daughter whatever she wanted. Although if I was Mary Letitia Somerville, after Shirl, let alone Thatch, I’d have been tempted to drop the Somerville bit, in the way that Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law converted into a Ralph and Sir Adolph Asscher became Sir William Asscher.

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Mary Letitia Somerville Fisher was educated at Oxford High School and then at Somerville College, Oxford. After that, Mary studied abroad, researching the grain supply of ancient Rome. During the WW II, she did the Lady Haw-Haw bit for the security services in British Ministry of Information as well as for the BBC and after WW II went into the Colonial Office with responsibility at various times for Gibralter, Malta and Cyprus. In 1955, Mary married Civil Service mandarin John Sloman Bennett, who was ‘happy to take a back seat’ when she took over as Principal of St Hilda’s, 1965-80.

Kathleen Major preceded Mary Fisher as Principal of St Hilda’s. Mary Bennett lived until 2005 to lend her assistance to the Westminster Paedophile Ring, but Kathleen pegged out in Dec 2000, 11 months after the publication of the Waterhouse Report.

Kathleen Major (10 April 1906 – 19 December 2000) was an historian and Principal of St Hilda’s College, Oxford, 1955-65. The Torygraph called Kathleen, “the foremost historian of the medieval cathedral and diocese of Lincoln”. So Kathleen will have known the Rev J.F. Rigg, the Dirty Vicar of Bawdrip in Somerset, who arrived in the village from Lincoln as the New Vicar in the early 1970s and it transpired was a serial molester of women and it later transpired also of children. The Bishop of Bath and Wells told a delegation of furious parishioners that the Church Would Deal With It, which involved allowing Rigg to remain as the village vicar and threaten the family of one of his victims. Then someone found out that Rigg had Done It All Before, in Lincoln, which was why he had been inflicted upon Bawdrip. See previous posts. Rigg was not from a family of clergymen, Rigg was from a family of lawyers and judges, but I haven’t had time yet to find out exactly who Rigg’s family were.

The Bishop of Bath and Wells might be interested to know that, like Dafydd many years later, Rigg was a source of considerable mirth to the spirited, we took the piss out of him like there was no tomorrow. Which was why he only molested the tame kids who weren’t misbehaving in Sunday School. I haven’t the time here to detail the Rigg-related fun that so many of us enjoyed, but in the wake of the major problem that there was in the C of E with organised abuse, yet another Weird Thing that I remember takes on a new significance now. As a kid I went to Bawdrip Infants School and for a short while, a rather eccentric teacher taught us and I found out when I was much older that she had been removed as a result of complaints from the Headmistress, Mrs Bates. Miss Elizabeth Webb was not that interested in actually teaching us, but we did spend a lot of time going across to Bawdrip Church while Miss Webb burrowed around in the churchyard and in the church, leaving us at a loose end. Bawdrip was the sort of rural village school which did do things with the church, we did the Harvest Festivals and the like, but Miss Webb really was on another planet. After Miss Webb departed from Bawdrip School under a cloud, she turned up on the BBC doing religious slots, which was quite a shock to the parents who remembered the batty old lady who had been kicked out of Bawdrip School under a cloud not long before…

Kathleen Major received a Bachelor’s degree from St Hilda’s College, Oxford. From 1935-75 she served as General Editor of the Lincoln Record Society, combining the post with the Secretaryship, 1935-56. Major was also an active member of the British Records Association.

Kathleen’s obituary appeared in The Daily Torygraph:

KATHLEEN MAJOR, who has died aged 94…the foremost historian of the medieval cathedral and diocese of Lincoln.

Her main achievement was the editing and publication of some 3,000 letters and charters taken from the original texts relating to the cathedral foundation of Lincoln and its vast diocese, which in the Middle Ages stretched from the Humber to the source of the Thames and was governed by rich and powerful bishops.

The tremendous undertaking of the Registrum Antiquissimum, which contained documents from 1072 to the mid-13th century, had been conceived and begun in 1916 by Canon C W Foster, aided by the medieval historian F M Stenton.

Volume I appeared in 1931, but Foster died in 1935 with only three volumes in print. At his request, Kathleen Major agreed to complete the task, which she triumphantly accomplished in 1973 with the publication of Volume X, together with two volumes of facsimiles.

Almost 20 years earlier, in 1955, Miss Major (as she was invariably styled) was appointed Principal of St Hilda’s. She had been an undergraduate at the college, then Librarian there until 1935 and, from 1945, a Fellow.

She did not take on this post lightly and her 10-year tenure of the principalship was not the happiest period of her life, partly because her elderly mother was in poor health in Nottingham and expected the attention of both her daughters.

Despite these and other difficulties, Kathleen Major’s time as Principal was marked by her introduction of much more businesslike systems of administration in the college. At the same time, she managed to oversee a substantial programme of new building (much of it the work of the architect Sir Albert Richardson). A new residence block, porter’s lodge and principal’s lodging formed permanent embellishments, as did an improvement in the college’s frontage onto the Cherwell.

Kathleen Major also rescued the college from an ill-planned relief road, and when she retired in 1965 she left St Hilda’s not only much better looking, but also in far better financial shape.

I wonder how Kathleen managed to persuade someone to do all this?

She was born on April 10 1906, the elder of the two daughters of a prosperous potato grower in south Lincolnshire.

After being educated at several private schools, she won a History scholarship to St Hilda’s. She graduated in 1928 and had her post-graduate work supervised by F M Powicke, while V H Galbraith taught her the essentials of diplomatic (the study of the purpose and structure of official records).

Her achievement in collecting and editing documents which had been issued by Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1207 to 1228, secured her the post of archivist to the Bishop of Lincoln in 1936. A decade later, she was appointed Lecturer (and then Reader) in Diplomatic at Oxford.

The 10 years in which Kathleen Major held this position saw a steady advance in medieval historical studies at Oxford, and she had the satisfaction of knowing that her labours would be taken forward with equal success by Pierre Chaplais, who was to hold the position for more than 30 years.

After leaving St Hilda’s, a chance meeting on a train with Fred (later Lord) Dainton, then vice-chancellor of Nottingham University, led to her appointment to a special chair there in medieval history. Not only was this a proper recognition of her scholarship, but it enabled her to return to teaching, which she had always enjoyed, in a part of the country she knew well.

Lord Fred Dainton knew about the huge research fraud that was being perpetrated by Prof Robert Baldwin in the Cancer Campaign Laboratories at Nottingham University. See post ‘Oh Lordy, It’s CR UK’. Huge numbers of people in cancer research, in Nottingham Medical School and elsewhere knew that Baldwin was fabricating data and working a massive scam with an American drug company, who claimed to be developing cutting edge treatments on the basis of results from Baldwin’s labs. No-one liked Baldwin, but no-one blew the whistle.

Dainton was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, 1965-70. During this period he Chaired the Gov’t Inquiry into the decline in university entrants in science and technology, published in 1968 as ‘The Swing Away From Science’, generally known as the Dainton Report.

In 1970 Dainton became Professor of Chemistry at Oxford, relinquishing this in 1973 to become Chair of the UGC a position he held until 1985. In 1970 he became the second Chairman of the Council for Scientific Policy. In 1971 Dainton was knighted and in 1986 made a life peer. From 1978 until his death in 1997, Dainton was the Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, the first Yorkshireman to hold this post. See my post ‘The Big Questions’ for info on the movers and shakers of Sheffield who did very well for themselves by not noticing that Jimmy Savile was running his crime empire under their noses. Including David Blunkett, who became Home Secretary.

Dainton was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1957 and in 1996 he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Dainton died in Oxford on 5 December 1997. Just as Ronnie Waterhouse came to the end of the part of his cover-up which involved telling the former kids in care in north Wales that they were lying bastards.

During her time at Nottingham, from 1966 to 1971, she was also active in the affairs of the Royal Historical Society (which appointed her an honorary vice-president in 1981). She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1977.

She was staunchly loyal in her friendships: with Canon Foster, whom she knew for only six years before his death; with Frank and Doris Stenton, who were close friends for many years; and with Francis Hill, the historian of Lincoln. There were many others, all forming a large circle of fellow-enthusiasts for the antiquities, local history and archaeology of medieval England, especially those of the northern and eastern Midlands.

In retirement, Kathleen Major, who had played a notable part in the movement to establish county record offices, developed a keen interest in the archaeology of Lincoln, especially of the minster and its environs.

In a series of collaborative pieces published under the auspices of the Lincoln Civic Trust (Survey of Ancient Houses in Lincoln), centred on Minster Yard, she showed how documentary evidence can be used to illustrate and explain what might seem purely architectural and archaeological.

Kathleen Major’s father had been ahead of his time in believing that young women should enjoy as much independence as young men, and he personally supervised the building of a substantial and comfortable house for her in Lincoln. It remained her home until the end of her life.

She never married.

So that’s the brief summary of the life of Kathleen Major, an archivist and historian, who had access to records and personal data, knew a lot of people in High Places and also knew about a vicar who could not keep his hands of kiddies and who was related to er judges and barristers…

When Brown and I entertained our friends at university with tales of Somerset life, including the Dirty Vicar of Bawdrip, we didn’t realise that we were under surveillance by the security services who’s priority was not to protect us from Dafydd’s gang and people who knew that Dirty Vicar and his network as well, but to protect them.

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You’re going to Bring The Abusers To Justice British state? Er, how are you going to do that then? Show me the prison that’s big enough to accommodate this lot…

 

As for Lettice, after her husband’s death in 1940, she moved to Thursley in Surrey. She died there on 14 February 1956 after suffering a stroke. After cremation her ashes were in turd at New College, Oxford.

I used to live at Thursley, when I worked at the University of Surrey in the Cancer Research Campaign team led by Prof Vincent Marks, the brother of the then Chairman of the BMA, Dr John Marks. Regular readers know the rest, new readers can just use the search facilities on the blog…

 

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It’s a real laugh isn’t it. I’m one woman with a laptop and these people are Gov’t Ministers and millionaires…

Uncle Harry’s Friends…

As I continue with the research for this blog, I find that when I revisit people and subjects about which I have previously blogged, I notice things of which I previously did not realise the significance. Such is my workload that I do not have time to revisit as many areas as I would like and I often only end up digging deeper after noticing something interesting by coincidence.

Earlier today I came across a reference to a dreadful old Top Doc who’s biography boasted that she was a former President of the Women’s Medical Federation. Many women’s professional associations are every bit as ruthless as the associations of the professional men who have outraged their female colleagues and those who hold senior office in the wimmin’s  organisations are often not quite what they would like people to believe they are.

The Medical Women’s Federation is the largest UK body of women doctors. The organisation is ‘dedicated to the advancement of the personal and professional development of women in medicine and to improving the health of women and their families in society’. It was founded in 1917, and its HQ is located in Tavistock Square, London, close to their friends the BMA.

The Medical Women’s Federation contained 190 members to begin with and the Federation launched a campaign to promote the role of women in the armed forces. The Federation collected testimonies and excellent records, but despite their petitioning and campaigning the War Office remained reluctant to grant women equal status. Other early focuses included venereal disease, prostitution and maternity and infant welfare. I have previously discussed on the blog how Lady Doctors of this generation were nearly always Posh Ladies who were telling very much more disadvantaged women how to look after their families and indeed themselves. The Lady Doctors viewed their less privileged patients in a rather different way than their social equals. That is not say that the Lady Doctors were entirely destructive, many were genuinely wishing to make a positive contribution, but they were not the creatures portrayed in TV dramas… People are often shocked to discover that Marie Stopes (Stopes was of course a botanist rather than a medical doctor, but she campaigned with Lady Doctors on birth control) was a eugenicist. A great many well educated people of the time were, including huge numbers of Top Docs. See previous posts. It was not unusual to still find practising Top Docs who were eugenicists in the 1960s and during that decade parents of disabled children were told by Lady Doctors as well as male doctors to put their children in an institution and forget about them. Those children were not treated well within those institutions either, they were indeed forgotten about by everyone, including the Top Doctors, Ladies as well as men.

In the 1920s, the Medical Women’s Federation was concerned about the number of organisations which restricted access to women, including medical schools, local authorities and other employers. Several medical schools had reverted to refusing women access and many organisations had marriage bars. An early campaign of the Federation included a 1918 protest against London County Council’s decision to return to a pre-war refusal to employ married women. A standing committee on Married Medical Women followed in 1921. By the 1930s, Stepney and the city of York had appointed women Medical Officers of Health. Stepney and York had not yet become exercised with regard to the organised abuse of children or vulnerable adults, the appalling conditions in long-stay institutions or the systematic discrimination against people in poverty by Top Docs and officials…

The Federation examined varied aspects of women’s health during the inter-war years. Issues included venereal disease, nutrition, lunacy law reform, the fitness of women to pilot commercial aeroplanes, the menopause and guidance on the hygiene of menstruation (a Federation pamphlet on this subject sold 10,000 copies in a single year). The advice was not dispensed in the way in which one would dispense guidance to an equal whom one respected. Another focus during this period was sexual health. In 1921, a subcommittee was appointed to discuss birth control. By 1931, a resolution was passed stating that instruction in the provision of birth control should be included in medical schools’ gynaecological syllabus. They also argued that the Birth Control Investigation Committee ought to include a woman gynaecologist. At the time there were plenty of Top Docs, both male and female, who did not believe that birth control should be available to anyone. Others believed that it should be compulsory, but only for disabled people or poor people.

The Federation achieved several successes in terms of incorporating their concerns into Gov’t policy during WW II. Women served on a number of medical boards and panels of consultants, though not on the Ministry of Labour’s staff. Lady Doctors played a full part in ordering reluctant men to join the Army, in denouncing some soldiers who were seriously ill as malingerers, in managing (or concealing) the fall-out from the war such as increased rates of STIs, sexual assaults and illegitimate births.

During these years, Lady Doctors also played a full part in confining some women to asylums if they become pregnant out of wedlock. Lady Doctors knew that women comprised the majority of patients who were lobotomised. There wasn’t any Campaigning on such matters.

The Federation lobbied Gov’t on issues including equal pay, the birth rate, nursery school provision and the employment of women in the Diplomatic Services. In 1944, the Goodenough Committee strongly advocated changes to medicine including mixed medical schools and called for open competition for all hospital appointments. Its criticism of discrimination against women in hospitals as going against public interest was significant in furthering the aims of the Federation. The Federation will not have lobbied Gov’t with regard to working class women and equal pay and open appointments for them. I don’t mind that the Federation campaigned for the interests of Lady Doctors, but I don’t think that we should believe that they were busy working on behalf of the oppressed.

From the end of WW II, the Federation played an increasingly influential role in British medicine due to its representation on other medical bodies. In 1946, the BMA appointed its first women members and throughout the 1950s and 60s Federation members worked with the BMA and the GMC as well as other official committees. The Medical Women’s Federation were totally at one with the arrogance, the abuses, the unfair practices, the failure to discipline dangerous doctors, the constant blackmailing of the Gov’ts during pay negotiations for senior docs and the gross exploitation of junior doctors. 

In addition to long-standing campaigns to address workplace or educational grievances of women medics, campaign issues during the decades following WW II included: nursery arrangements, care of the child under the NHS, pain in childbirth, the health of schoolgirls, family planning in the NHS, abortion, rape and sexual assault, assisted reproduction and child health. That there continued to be such dissatisfaction with regard to all of these areas by other campaigners and activists suggests that the Medical Women’s Federation was not very effective. Up in north Wales, just look at what Gwynne and Dafydd were doing. No-one heard a word from the Medical Women’s Federation.

In 1970, the organisation became eligible for charitable status and was registered on 16 November as the Medical Women’s Federation Grant Fund. It is now registered with the Charity Commission under its own name. In 2008 the organisation reported having 1,200 members.

The Top Doc who’s Inspirational Life Story drew my attention to the Medical Women’s Federation was Dr Beryl Corner, who served as President, 1968-69. Readers who have been following recent posts and the comments that follow those posts will know that I am currently making my way through the Diaries of Richard Crossman, Harold Wilson’s Secretary of State for Social Services, Nov 1968-June 1970. Dick Crossman presided over a new Gov’t Dept which had been created by merging the Ministry of Health with Social Services. What a lot of fun Dick Crossman’s Diaries are. Crossman’s time as Secretary of State spanned the years when Dafydd and Gwynne not only did exactly what they wanted no matter how many laws were broken and patients died, but the added extra during Crossman’s incumbency was John Allen’s acquisition of the first of his children’s homes in north Wales. It was on Crossman’s watch that John Allen and Dafydd went into business big-time; the conditions for their start-up were particularly conducive because the child molester George Thomas had been appointed Secretary of State for Wales and just as that happened, responsibility for the NHS and Social Services in Wales were transferred to the Welsh Office!

Richard Crossman was the Labour MP for Coventry East, 1945-74. Coventry was ruled by Dafydd’s partners-in-crime and kids in care from Coventry were sent to kids homes in north Wales. When Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass concealed the criminality of Dafydd and the gang in 1989 during the ‘investigation’ of my complaint, Bluglass was assisted by Dr Colin Berry, a Top Doctor from Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry. See post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’. The production line for child sex workers in north Wales really took off after 1974, by which time Crossman had died. He returned to the backbenches in 1970 when Labour lost power and between 1970 and 1972, Crossman edited the ‘New Statesman’. Crossman was a prolific writer but he never wrote about what Dafydd and Gwynne were getting up to or about the enormous incestuous Dept which was the DHSS, in which every Minister, adviser and Civil Service mandarin was a either a mate of Dafydd’s or part of the sex abuse ring which Dafydd et al were facilitating.

Crossman was a graduate of New College, Oxford, a favourite recruiting ground for the security services at the time (see post ‘A Study In Tyranny’) and while at Oxford he had numerous gay affairs. Crossman remained at Oxford after graduation as a Fellow and taught there, before lecturing for the WEA. At the outbreak of WW II, Crossman joined the Political Warfare Executive under Robert Bruce Lockheart, where he headed the German Section. Crossman produced anti-Nazi propaganda broadcasts for Radio of the European Revolution, set up by the SOE.

Crossman eventually became Assistant Chief of the Psychological Warfare Division of SHAEF.

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Crossman was probably trying to induce ruptured organs in the enemy by excessive laughter. Unless of course you were a 13 year old being gang raped in Bryn Estyn, but er they weren’t The Enemy were they?? So what was the rationale Dafydd? Or did you and Gwynne think that kids in care were undercover KGB agents?

In April 1945, Crossman was one of the first British officers to enter the former Dachau concentration camp. Crossman became a key participant in the annual Konigswinter Conference, bringing together British and German legislators, academics and opinion formers from 1950 onwards. The conferences were credited with helping to heal bad memories created by the war. Obviously one wouldn’t want the bad memories to remain because it might be difficult to persuade the population to support another war. Denis Healey attended the conference, as did Robin Day. Healey later worked hard to protect Dafydd et al and Robin Day was Ronnie Waterhouse’s closest friend.

Theresa’s Gov’t is going to bring paedophiles to justice! There’ll be no hiding place for them! The police can assure the Victims that they’ll be treated sympathetically. Professor Alexis Jay, a Professor of Social Work who was responsible for the Orkney Satanic Abuse Panic (see eg. post ‘The Scottish Play’), is Chairing the IICSA, that’s how serious the state is about this. Just don’t mention the War or the fact that Dafydd et al received 100% backing from the security services…

 Crossman: Intelligence Propaganda Expert who rated Brooks’ Club above the Garrick because he was served claret and gulls’ eggs in Brooks.
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Crossman’s wife Anne worked at Bletchley Park during WW II.

 

When Beryl was President of the Medical Women’s Federation, Crossman was Secretary of State for the DHSS and Sir Kenneth Robinson, Dafydd’s mate, had finished his stint as Health Minister. Dafydd’s mate Lord David Ennals was a Minister under Crossman. Dafydd’s other mate Professor Brian Abel-Smith was knocking around in the DHSS as well and the services of Abel-Smith’s pal Prof Richard Titmuss were also being called upon. Babs Castle was first Secretary of State and Crossman got on very well with Babs and consulted her about many matters. Abel-Smith, Ennals and Babs spent years propping up Dafydd and the gang, as did Crossman while he was around. They knew damn well that Dafydd et al were running a sex abuse ring and everything suggests that Abel-Smith, Ennals and Crossman were part of the wider Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts.

Before she died in 2007, Beryl was the subject of much romancing with regard to media accounts of her career. Beryl’s wiki entry supplies the information that Beryl Corner (1910–2007) ‘specialised in the care and treatment of children and pioneered neonatology. She excelled as a medical student at the London School of Medicine for Women but then had trouble finding a post at institutions like Great Ormond Street Hospital because she was a woman.’

Ah the doctors they were discriminatory!

They let Jimmy Savile into GOSH but not Beryl, so ‘Beryl established a career at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and, for several years, was the only paediatrician in South West England. She was admitted to the British Paediatrics Association in 1945. Corner established a unit to care for newborn babies. With a budget of £100 she was able to halve mortality rates. In 1948 she was the consultant paediatrician who oversaw the first caesarian birth of four quads born at Bristol.’

The Torygraph’s obituary for Beryl fills in the picture further:

Beryl Corner, who died on March 4 aged 96, was the first paediatrician in the south-west of England and one of the British founders of neonatology, the care of newborn babies; she was also the last survivor of a group of women paediatricians whose achievements helped to break down barriers to the advancement of women in medicine.

In the early part of the 20th century children were cared for by adult physicians, and it was not until after the end of the Second World War that paediatrics really began to develop as a separate speciality. Beryl Corner therefore faced resistance from physicians who saw no need for paediatricians; from obstetricians who thought they were able to look after newborns and tried to ban her from the maternity wards; and from the male doctors who controlled hospital appointments and were hostile to the admittance of women to training posts, let alone senior positions. She met these challenges with her exceptional intellectual gifts, unbounded energy, an iron will and a passionate devotion to the care of babies and children.

The real story was that Beryl was not accepted and indeed completely obstructed by what were no doubt appalling old gits and had to put up with this crap and a career that was at the time seen as third rate.

The daughter of a local government officer and his Scottish wife, Beryl Dorothy Corner was born on December 9 1910. Her family had lived in Bristol for four generations, and she was educated at Redland High School for Girls, where she won the form prize every year. She went on to be a prize-winning medical student at the London School of Medicine for Women (Royal Free), qualifying in 1934 and then sailing through her higher medical exams two years later.

In the 1930s, medical students were not allowed to fail so badly that they were removed from the course. They were allowed to retake until they were waved through to qualify as Top Docs. So we can actually deduce nothing about Beryl’s academic ability from this account. Academic standards in medicine then were very different to the standards which have prevailed for the last 30 years.

 

Beryl’s interest in paediatrics was kindled during her years as a student, when she accompanied ward rounds at Great Ormond Street Hospital and was taught by Sir Robert Hutchison.

Although Sir Robert Hutchison refused to employ Beryl after she qualified.

After house officer posts at the Royal Free, the realistic option for her – as a woman doctor – was to obtain a post in general practice or in public health;

The Women’s Medical Federation had not managed to break down many barriers.

and she was about to join a general practice in Bristol when a friend of the family, a surgeon, suggested that she apply for a vacant post as resident medical officer at the Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Beryl’s career was therefore given a boost by that tried and tested method used by Top Doctors: help from an influential Top Doctor friend.

As a young doctor at the hospital she encountered malnutrition, rickets, anaemia, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria and high death rates among newborn babies; then there were the effects of child poverty and lack of sanitation, the devastating mortality from gastroentertitis and the toll taken by childhood infections in the pre-antibiotic era and before the development of modern vaccines.

Top Docs at the time did recognise how many of their patients were ill because of poverty but that didn’t stop a moralistic orientation towards the patients and a view on the part of many Top Docs that the patients were responsible for their own poverty.

Beryl Corner recognised the importance of meticulous nursing care, good nutrition and the prevention of cross-infection.

Beryl will have been taught this when she was winning prizes at medical school. She was working in the 1930s not the 1980s. They knew about Germs.

She also became convinced of the need for doctors who specialised in the care of children, rather than physicians who dropped in to do rounds.

Beryl may have been genuinely convinced of that, but Beryl was a Doc who was being marginalised and prevented from undertaking work that she was really keen to do. Top Docs are remarkably good at creating opportunities for themselves under such circumstances. Or indeed simply rewriting history decades later.

This brought her into conflict with physicians who saw no need for a paediatrician and with a professor of medicine who seemed to resent her presence, telling her that there was no future in paediatrics.

They will have taken the view that if Beryl was any good – ie. a man – she would have bagged a Proper Job within the structure that was in place.

Seeking further training in paediatrics, Beryl Corner found that she could not apply to Great Ormond Street Hospital, since it had a policy of not employing women house physicians. She applied for a post as registrar at the Westminster Children’s Hospital, only to be told in a letter from Donald Paterson, a consultant and secretary of the British Paediatric Association, that – although she was the outstanding candidate – they could not appoint her because she was a woman.

None of this was Beryl’s fault. It does however give the lie to tales about Beryl’s genius and iron will Overcoming. She couldn’t Overcome, they wouldn’t let her. She had to pander to them; the other option would have been to tell them to take a running jump and use her education in another field where perhaps she could start breaking the walls down. Beryl didn’t do that…

Eventually she obtained a post at the Brompton Hospital in London before returning to Bristol, where she was appointed honorary (unpaid) physician to the children’s outpatients in 1937; in this way she became one of the first full-time paediatricians in Britain, surviving with money she earned from teaching nurses and some private practice.

So the Top Docs valued Beryl so little that she had to undertake a voluntary job. Beryl might have loved doing that and she might have done an excellent job, but Beryl had not become ‘one of the first full-time paediatricians in Britain’. They wouldn’t let her work as a paediatrician. This is no sleight on Beryl, but the fairy story about Beryl overcoming this dreadful establishment needs blowing out of the water. Beryl would have done better to have made it quite clear just how entrenched and meat-headed this lot were and made it clear that people should have told them to stick it, rather than pandering to them and pretending that the Women’s Medical Federation Changed Things.

Determined to improve the care of newborn babies, Beryl Corner ventured on to the maternity wards at Bristol. Told by the obstetricians that her presence was not welcome, she simply ignored them,

That is not true. They will have allowed her there for some reason, no matter how grudgingly. One cannot simply walk onto a ward if one has no role on that ward and stay there treating someone else’s patients if one is told to leave. One can’t do that now and one certainly couldn’t do it then. This tale about Beryl is nonsense.

and was instrumental in improving the medical and nursing care of babies, leading to a reduction in perinatal mortality.

Then she must have been given some sort of official role. Even Dafydd couldn’t stroll onto the the maternity wards at Bristol and treat other Top Docs’ baby patients without their permission, I’ve never heard such nonsense. The most appalling things do go on in hospitals, but they happen because senior members of staff allow them to happen. Dafydd was ‘holding ward rounds’ at 3 am in the women’s dorms because Sir Kenneth Robinson allowed someone to give him a job as a consultant.

In 1942 she was appointed consultant paediatrician, and went on to set up the special care baby unit at Southmead Hospital;

She hadn’t just been putting on a white coat and pretending then, she did have some sort of role and was then promoted. That will have happened because like psychiatry, paediatrics was a very low status speciality and that’s why Beryl was allowed to do it, but not at GOSH, only at Southmead.

 it opened in 1946 and gained an international reputation, providing the example for many other such units in Britain.

It probably didn’t, GOSH will have had the big reputation in the field and they won’t have tolerated usurping from the upstart whom they refused to employ.

She was also a founder member of the Neonatal Society and became an adviser in neonatology to the World Health Organisation.

Neonatology was a new discipline so it won’t have been difficult to have been a founder member of their Society. Furthermore in Beryl’s day, there was not the equipment available to sustain the lives of very premature babies, so Beryl won’t have been doing the impressive hi-tech medicine that neonatologists do today. Beryl will have been taking care of premature babies as best as she could yet all but the strongest, late gestation babies would have died. No-one would have expected otherwise.

As well as meticulous care, Southmead offered the detection and treatment of haemolytic disease in the newborn; incubator care for premature infants; good nutrition; the prevention of cross-infection; a breast milk bank; and outreach health visitors.

Even the North Wales Hospital Denbigh offered ‘meticulous care’. The very worst of Top Docs and Angels only offer the very best at all times. Other things on offer from Beryl were standard in big hospitals.

In 1948 Beryl Corner came to the attention of a wider public when she cared for the Good quads – the first in Britain to be born by caesarean section and survive.

But Beryl didn’t deliver the quads. The exciting bit was done by other Docs, the Docs who had elbowed Beryl out of the way for her entire career.

Between 1942 and 1947 she was the only paediatrician in south-west England, offering her services to help with paediatric problems from Swindon in the east, to the Scilly Isles in the west and Tewkesbury to the north.

I have some knowledge of the state of paediatric nursing in Taunton in the 1950s. It wasn’t anything to boast about and there were more than a few horrors… So the roving Beryl wasn’t doing rocket science.

She initiated one of Britain’s first courses in paediatric medicine for medical students and published many research papers in her career, as well as a widely-read book on prematurity.

A ‘course’ for medical students would have been a small number of lectures, if that. Top Docs of Beryl’s vintage didn’t publish ‘many’ research papers, even Docs holding Chairs didn’t publish prolifically at that time, it was a very different culture.

In 1945 she and four other distinguished women paediatricians were finally allowed to become members of the British Paediatric Association.

So although Beryl was the ‘first full time paediatrician’ in Britain, a few others were also knocking around and they were members of the British Paediatrics Association before Beryl.

Beryl Corner made a tactical decision not to present herself as a feminist;

Very few Lady Doctors did in Beryl’s day. Medicine is and was then a very conservative profession and Simone de Beauvoir would never have been able to tolerate it.

but she was always supportive of women doctors who came to her for help with problems of discrimination.

It will have been a matter of Ladies Having a Heart-to-Heart, discrimination was still entrenched at the time and Beryl and the Women’s Medical Federation didn’t make many inroads.

Short of stature, she travelled around Bristol in a large white Mercedes

Ah she was there for the Poor! This was Bristol, there won’t have been many Mercs zooming about the place.

which could seem driverless until it passed by at speed and her distinctive profile could be seen behind the wheel. She was sociable and charming, loyal and supportive to her extended family, and helpful to young paediatricians who showed commitment; but she did not hesitate to show disapproval at work if she thought her high standards were not met by her staff.

The brutalised Beryl went on to kick others in the chops.

She could be quick to anger, but such displays were never personal and they soon passed.

What did I say…

Most of those who worked for her came to regard her with affection and respect.

Their careers would have stopped had they said anything else.

Towards the end of her life Beryl Corner became something of a television celebrity with the screening of several programmes about her life in medicine. In her 95th year she was appointed OBE.

Beryl died in 2007. Towards the end of her life, Baker and Brown had started publishing about the north Wales mental health services of which a key component was the corrupt GP Dr D.G.E. Wood, who qualified at BRISTOL MEDICAL SCHOOL and who’s father was a Top Doctor FROM BRISTOL.

Paedophiles in distress, paedophiles in distress, D.G.E. Wood calling, D.G.E. Wood calling…

Brown’s mum was found dead in her bed in 2005, some 40 miles south of BRISTOL. Brown’s dad had previously been found dead during the Waterhouse Inquiry at his home in BRISTOL.

She was an accomplished amateur musician, made contributions to the study of medical history, and became “paediatrician” to Bristol Zoo, where she was an innovator in the care of sick newborn primates. On at least one occasion she admitted a premature chimpanzee to the neonatal unit at the hospital along with other babies in incubators.

Wood et al have definitely been at work here. I expect that Beryl did the silly voices that Johnny Morris used to do as well and gave the elephants a hose down. ‘Animal Magic’ was filmed at Bristol Zoo, or at least the bits that weren’t filmed in the studio were. Johnny Morris was a man of far right and mean spirited views, when he wasn’t doing the children’s programmes he used to bang on about wanting to bring back hanging.

Something even weirder about Johnny Morris – who came from Newport in south Wales and worked at the BBC through the Paedophile Years – was the timing and nature of his death. A diabetic, Morris collapsed at his home in Hungerford, Berkshire in March 1999 when he was about to star in a new animal series, Wild Thing, on ITV. Admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon for tests, Morris was discharged to a nursing home in the Devizes and Marlborough district, where he died on 6 May 1999. His wife, Eileen, had died 10 years previously; he had two stepsons. Morris bequeathed his house to his co-host on Animal Magic, Terry Nutkins, a large sum of cash to his housekeeper, Rita Offer and smaller sums to his gardener and his builder but he left nothing to his stepsons, his step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, possibly due to a failed business partnership which had cost him £500,000.

The Waterhouse Report was published in Feb 2000. Sir Peter Morrison’s family seat was in Wiltshire. Morrison was found dead in his house in July 1995, the month that Dafydd ‘retired’. Morrison’s brother Charles was the Tory MP for Devizes, 1964-92. The Morrison family pretty much ruled Wiltshire and had done for many years. They owned substantial estates, sat on Wiltshire County Council and occupied other influential positions…

It is quite easy to ensure that someone with diabetes dies if you are a Top Doc and you don’t do the right thing. Johnny Morris wasn’t young but he obviously was considered to be in no danger of pegging out imminently because he was about to star in a new TV series…

 

Beryl Corner was a committed Christian and an active member of Christ Church, Clifton. She was unmarried.

Clifton is the posh bit of Bristol, it houses the Top Docs and Bristol University.

The Ground Breaking Beryl:

The BBC News in June 1998, midway through the Waterhouse Inquiry and while the gang were busy trying to get me banged up in a secure institution, also shone the spotlight on Beryl in a feature on the terrible state of children’s care in the NHS in the 1930s, before Beryl revolutionised it. The BBC stated:

Post-war Britain concentrated its medicinal effort on new born babies; Britain’s second premature baby unit was set up at Bristol’s Southmead hospital, under the auspices of a leading paediatrician, Dr Beryl Corner. With a measly budget of £100 – enough for just six cots – Dr Corner and her team halved mortality rates for the babies in their care within a year of being established.

Which makes me wonder what the hospital had been doing to the babies before Beryl’s measly £100, was Dafydd employed?

Dr Corner also won fame and accolades for her profession when she successfully assisted in the delivery of the world’s first quadruplets to be born by Caesarean; the birth of the Good sisters became an international news story.

 

The births were regarded as a triumph for intensive care, especially since the fourth baby was not breathing when she was delivered. We had no resuscitation equipment then such as we know it now. But I had a sucker that I sucked with a rubber tube down the baby’s throat, and after about four or five minutes the baby cried and breathed; and she lived’ says Dr Corner.

OK, Beryl probably saved the baby’s life, that is a worthy action, but she did that in basically the way that it would have been done for decades previously. I’m not underestimating the value of Beryl, just trying to draw attention to the overblown account of Beryl changing the landscape of neonatology and paediatrics at that time. The BBC feature itself admitted that the factor which was most important in reducing the child mortality rate was the 1939 availability of the first anti-bacterial drugs, Sulphonamides, which were effective in cases of pneumonia. In 1944, Penicillin was used in cases of meningitis and in 1947, Streptomycin was available to use in cases of TB. Beryl had bugger all to do with the development of any of these drugs. In 1960, a vaccination to protect against Polio was introduced from the United States. That wasn’t down to Beryl either.

The BBC report starred two other Top Docs of Beryl’s vintage, Dr Leslie Temple and Dr Harold Everley Jones. Harold was ‘one of Britain’s first paediatricians’, who qualified in 1934, so Harold was one of those who gave Beryl such a hard time.

[ image: Harold Everley Jones: houses were hovels]

Harold remembered that ‘Poverty, poor diet and bad living conditions lay at the root of much childhood illness.’
The dosh was spent on Beryl rather than improved housing…

I stood in a house to which I was called and was amazed to see the wallpaper moving due to the bugs underneath. Many of these houses were little more better than hovels.” 

Beryl’s house in Clifton wasn’t heaving with bugs.

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Neither was her Mercedes.

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Harold Witcomb Everley Jones died in 2001 and his obituary appears on the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lines of the Fellows’ online:

Harold, known to his friends as ‘E J’, was a consultant paediatrician in Wolverhampton, West Bromwich and Dudley. He was born in London, where his father was a consulting engineer. His mother was a musician. He was educated at Winchester House, King’s School, Canterbury, and then St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School.

No bugs under the wallpaper for Harold. Trained at Tommy’s, the most elite of the London hospitals…

After junior appointments at St Thomas’s and at East Ham Memorial Hospital, he was made a consultant paediatrician to Victoria Hospital for Children, Tite Street, Chelsea, in 1938. He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1939 and served in the Middle East, Normandy, Belgium and Germany… Following demobilization he decided to settle in the Midlands. In 1947, before the start of the NHS, he single handedly set up a children’s service, involving Bridgnorth, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall and West Bromwich.

Where the embryonic organised abuse existed which flourished under Dafydd’s partners in the West Midlands, Professor Robert Bluglass and others from the 1960s onwards. See eg. posts ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’ and ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’.

In 1947 he was appointed a clinical lecturer in paediatrics at the University of Birmingham. In 1961, the university appointed him area director of postgraduate education. From 1968 to 1969 he was president of the Midland Paediatric Society.

Er – Bluglass et al were in business by then and by the 1970s kids in care in Birmingham were being sent to children’s homes in north Wales.

He kept fit by cycling. As a student he had played rugby for St Thomas’s. A bachelor, he retired to north Wales.

Well there’s a surprise.

He died of cardiac failure.

Don’t say the gang bumped Harold off as well lest he blabbed. Another obituary of Harold’s mentioned that after retirement he maintained close contact with his former colleagues in the West Midlands. The ones who sent all those kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales.

 

While I was searching for information about Harold, I came across two other Pioneering Lady Doctors who’s biographies caught my attention.

Dr Marcia Hall:

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Marcia Hall, who died in 2000, worked as a paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital, 1941-69. During those years, Great Ormond Street colluded with the abuse of children which was why Savile found life so good there. Audrey Callaghan was Chair of the Governors of GOSH during the late 1960s/70s and then spent many more years raising funds for GOSH. Jim Callaghan used his position as PM to assist. See eg. post ‘Cry The Beloved Country’.

Marcia qualified from Cambridge/King’s College Hospital in 1934, so she somehow became a paediatrician while being a Lady Doctor in a way that Beryl was unable to do so.

Marcia’s father died when she was young and she was supported at Cambridge by an uncle who would not at first allow her to study medicine. However, after her first year, he relented and she went on to become one of the earliest female clinical students at King’s College Hospital. She elected to join the firm of Sam Hall because he was the least fierce of the teachers.

The Top Docs who would soon be Playing Their Part In Nye’s NHS would all have been fierce.

She subsequently married him.

And nearly all of them assessed their female colleagues in terms of their shagability rather than their clinical skills. While that is an expected consequence of many interactions between colleagues, the Top Docs take the phenomenon to extremes.

During the war she was seconded as a dermatologist to the Canadian Army Hospital in Cuckfield. This post included genitourinary medicine, and her lack of any more than a rudimentary knowledge of dermatology combined with the wild nature of the clientele made this an interesting experience.

I’d like to hear more about this, but we won’t.

Marcia’s particular interest was in chest medicine, especially tuberculosis. She travelled to Scandinavia to study the new BCG vaccine and administered it to the children of the Royal Family. She always had a great interest in country life and especially riding, and retired to Brendon in north Devon where she and her husband did much to organise the building of the village hall.

A Doc to the Royals! Would it have been Carlo, Anne, Andrew and Edward to whom Marcia administered the BCG? It is likely that Marcia knew Wilfred and Dannie Abse, who both  knew Dafydd et al and facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring. They were of a similar vintage to Marcia, trained at King’s College Hospital and Dannie spent his career as a chest physician, specialising in TB. See post ‘O Jones, O Jones’.

Devon was Jeremy Thorpe country. Norman Scott lived in north Devon as well as Jeremy and the locals were fully aware of what Mr Thrope was doing. It was a Top Doctor in north Devon who was involved in ensuring that letters incriminating Mr Thrope which were in Norman’s possession were sold and burnt by someone who wanted to protect Mr Thrope. See post ‘My How Things Haven’t Changed’. Top Doctors are very good at knowing what is going on in their localities and they retain close relationships with other Top Doctors after retirement. Marcia never felt the need to comment while mud was being thrown at Norman by the media.

A descendant of Elizabeth Fry and the daughter of a clergyman, she retained a staunch Christian faith throughout her long life.

So Marcia almost certainly disapproved of Norman’s Lifestyle. Whereas Mr Thrope was a married man, the most intelligent, the prettiest politician, who could have become Prime Minister of this country or even President Of The World… Furthermore, Mr Thrope was married to Miriam, the ex-wife of Lilibet’s cousin, who stood next to Mr Thrope throughout his long and unnecessary ordeal…

Predeceased by her husband, [Marcia] leaves three children and seven grandchildren.

They’ll all defend the reputation of one of the first Lady Doctors.

 

Another Pioneering Lady Doctor of Beryl/Marcia’s generation was Margaret Elizabeth Lace (nee Morgan). Dr Lace was born in Dowlais, south Wales and qualified from Bristol in 1938. She was a consultant with the Family Planning Association.

After medical and surgical posts at Bristol Royal Infirmary, she became the general practitioner in Porthcawl during the war years. She then returned to Bristol and worked part time running antenatal and infant welfare clinics.

Dr Lace will have known the Top Docs in south Wales who were colluding with George Thomas’s sex offending as well as with the organised abuse in the region, which had got off the ground even by then. Dr Lace would also have known, or at least known of, the Abse family, because so many of the extended family were Top Doctors

Here she came face to face with the welfare and social problems confronting large families. Birth control became an important issue,

Dr Lace will have been of the opinion that birth control was a good thing for Poor People and might well have taken the view that it should be compulsory for them, but a choice for people of her own social class.

and Betty had further training under the auspices of the Family Planning Association. One of the family planning pioneers in Bristol, she became a member of the FPA Council and a recognised teacher in family planning at Bristol University. She also worked for the Bristol and South West Regional Blood Transfusion Service. Following retirement in 1984, she maintained an active interest in the affairs of her old school.

Betty will have known D.G.E. Wood’s Top Doc father and very probably Wood himself. Previous posts have explained how in the 1970s, the FPA were well aware that ‘family planning’ work involved prescribing the contraceptive pill to girls under the age of consent who were in care being sexually exploited or forced into sex work. The Top Docs dishing out the ‘family planning’ to those girls knew what the situation was. Previous posts have named some of those holding office with the FPA who were part of Dafydd’s network.

She celebrated her diamond wedding anniversary last August. She leaves a husband, Edward; two children; and six grandchildren.

They’ll all be ready to remember Betty’s Pioneering Career During which she Helped and some of them may well be Top Docs themselves. 

 

Dame Albertine Louise Winner (4 March 1907 – 13 May 1988) was a Top Doctor who was President of the Medical Women’s Federation, 1971-72. Winner served in the Dept of Health as its first female Deputy Chief Medical Officer, 1947-67. Here’s Albertine in her horn-rimmed glasses looking Shocked and Disgusted:

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Albertine Winner was born in London in 1907 and her early education was at the Francis Holland School at Clarence Gate in London. Francis Holland remained a popular option for the daughters of The Posh who helped Dafydd et al generations after Albertine. Ronnie Waterhouse ensured that his daughters got through the doors. The Headmistress, 1965-74, while Ronnie’s daughters were there, was Heather Brigstocke, the mum of the comedian Marcus Brigstocke. Heather Brigstocke had excellent knowledge of posh schools in London and she knew some of the people facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Heather received a peerage in 1990, the year in which Dafydd and the gang repeatedly perjured themselves in the High Court in an attempt to have me imprisoned (see post ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’). Baroness Brigstocke sat as a Tory peer. Her first husband was a civil servant and her second husband was a Law Lord. In 2004, both Heather Brigstocke and her assistant were killed in Athens by a speeding driver. See previous posts.

Like Ben Elton, the offspring of another of Dafydd’s Little Helpers (see previous posts), Marcus is on the left and makes this clear during his gigs, but his loyalties became clear when he performed at a fund-raising gig for St David’s Hospice, Llandudno, an institution which was established by and is run by Dafydd’s gang, in response to yet another distress flare. See previous posts.

Albertine Winner gained a degree in Physiology from UCL, then studied medicine at UCH. After qualifying, Winner worked at the Elizabeth Garratt Anderson Hospital and the Mothers’ Hospital in Clapton. During WW II, she was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the RAMC.  Winner also served as the consultant to the Women’s Services.

After the end of the war and on the eve of the emergence of the NHS, Winner joined the Dept of Health in 1947 as its first female Deputy Chief Medical Officer, a position in which she served for the next 20 years. So like Uncle Harry, Albertine was there at the very dawn of the NHS to see Nye’s vision put into practice with the Poor Being Helped. By the time that Albertine had stepped down as Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Gwynne had been happily lobotomising away for years and Dafydd was ready to go into business with John Allen and start up the conveyor belt for the production of child sex workers on a big scale. Sir Kenneth Robinson was Minister of Health and was being advised by Abel-Smith…

Sir George Godber was Deputy Chief Medical Officer, 1950-60. and Chief Medical Officer, 1960-73. Godber was yet another person who knew what was going on at the North Wales Hospital. When I wrote my earlier post ‘The Creme de la Creme’ about Godber, I presumed that it was him who was virtually solely responsible for protecting Dafydd and Gwynne, not realising that everyone at the top of the medical establishment and Gov’t was on board with them. Godber was  one of the team who planned the NHS, so like the rest of them he was untouchable and nothing could be said which might suggest that something dreadful had been permitted, let alone built into the NHS.

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Godber studied at New College, Oxford, so was highly likely to have been working for the security services. He was partly inspired to pursue public health by his Warden, the historian H.A.L. Fisher, who had been Lloyd George’s Education Secretary. Another of Godber’s mentors was a young New College don Richard Crossman… Godber did his clinical training at The London Hospital and qualified in 1933. He will have known of the organised abuse and the severe poverty in the area served by The London Hospital and dear old Godber just transferred it all over into the foundations of the NHS and left well alone. Godber worked in Birmingham during WW II, so he’ll have got to know many of those we know and love there as well.

Godber’s responsibilities weren’t just to the DHSS. His role as CMO also spanned the Home Office and the Dept of Education and Science and thus included responsibility for approved schools, remand centres, high security hospitals, prisons and other educational institutions. Godber knew about Bryn Estyn, Risley Remand Centre, Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton and the other total institutions over which Dafydd and the paedophiles had control, in which vulnerable people, including children, were battered, raped and not infrequently killed. It is a mark of how rotten the NHS is that Godber was still being described as a ‘saint’ until his death in 2009, having reached over 100 yrs old. He was in good nick and active until almost the very end. The great man and his reputation were a big umbrella under which many people sheltered.

As with Godber, Albertine’s responsibilities as Deputy CMO will have included approved schools, secure hospitals, prisons etc. That Lady Doctor did a great job of endorsing a truly appalling regime established by and run for the benefit of the worst sort of male sex offenders imaginable.

In 1967, Albertine Winner became a Dame and was also appointed the Linacre Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a post she held until 1978. While serving in that position, Winner played a key role in developing postgraduate medical training posts for the Joint Committee on Higher Medical Training.

If Albertine became Dame Albertine, it suggests that Dafydd and Gwynne must have found themselves in the slurry again in 1967-68. Well there had been that business in 1966 with Dafydd summoning a fleet of coaches to the North Wales Hospital, loading a crowd of institutionalised, incredibly vulnerable patients onto them and placing the patients ‘in the community’ in B&Bs on the north Wales coast. The patients were subsequently found starving and covered in lice. Some will have died as well but no-one dared admit that, not even ‘The Times’, which reported the scandal. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Dafydd didn’t bother to warn anyone that he was going to do this, even the patients themselves. 1966.

In 1966, Dafydd was a leading figure in MIND; Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson was the Minister of Health; another mate of Dafydd’s, Professor Brian Abel-Smith who had designed the flawed economic basis of the NHS, was still telling Ministers what to do; Godber was CMO. Lord Cledwyn, the MP for Anglesey and a close friend of the Windbag’s parents-in-law who was another big fan of Dafydd (see previous posts), was Secretary of State for Wales and George Thomas was his Minister. Of course no-one was going to give a bugger about Dafydd’s excesses, even when they’d reached the pages of the Thunderer, although the Thunderer took no interest in the patients who had been lobotomised because they’d refused to shag Dafydd’s rich and influential mates.

Sir William Haley, DG of the BBC, 1944-52; Editor of ‘The Times’, 1952-66; Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1968-69.
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I need to introduce here yet another man in a High Place who was happy to allow Dafydd and Gwynne to pursue their life of crime unhindered: Sir Arnold France, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health, 1964-68, the very same years that Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth was Minister of Health. From 1968, Arnold France served as Chairman of the Board of the Inland Revenue until his retirement in 1973. In 1973, France was Chairman of the Central Board of Finance of the Church of England. There is very little information about Sir Arnold available on the internet; I suspect that somebody who is aware of this blog knew what was coming and has cleansed the world of Arnold’s biographical details, although I do know that Sir Arnold died in 1998. In 1965 Walter Bird photographed Arnold’s for the National Portrait Gallery. Walter made, most appropriately, a ‘bromide print’.

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I think that I might have met Sir Arnold’s son and I suspect that Arnold’s son may have been responsible for ensuring that nothing about his dad remains on the internet. Previous posts have described how Professor Duncan Tanner, an historian at Bangor University, died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 51 yrs at the hands of Ysbyty Gwynedd in Feb 2010, after a minor operation judged to be low risk. Low risk if it’s not being performed at Ysbyty Gwynedd that is. Duncan was a Welsh Labour historian, he was the best in that field and he knew damn well which politicians were involved with the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd and Gwynne’s branch of it. I was working with Duncan and I very much appreciated his help, but he was a dark horse and although he never let slip that he knew who was involved, I saw clues and I realised that he had seen clues that I knew something about it as well. The School of History at Bangor employed a number of academics with direct links to those who concealed the criminality of Dafydd’s gang: Professor Andrew Edwards was a policeman in north Wales while the police refused to investigate complaints; Dr Dinah Evans was married to Ron Evans, the crooked lawyer employed by Gwynedd County Council who orchestrated the whole cover-up at the north Wales level; and Nia Griffiths’s dad was a judge who colluded. I have no idea whether Duncan was Of The Paedophiles’ Friends himself, but when a memorial service was held for Duncan at Bangor University, Frances Jones, one of the crooked lawyers who assisted those we know and love, turned up in her capacity as a friend of Duncan. See post ‘The Turn Of The Screw’.

I have described previously how at Duncan’s memorial service, Frances Jones and others insulted Merfyn Jones, the VC, who had been under attack from the paedophiles’ friends since 2004 because he, his late wife and friend had spilt their pints. See previous posts eg. ‘Lest We Forget’ and ‘The Point Is To Change It’. Like Duncan, Merfyn held a Chair in the School of History.

One person who spoke at Duncan’s memorial service was unknown to us at Bangor because he was a face from Duncan’s past, a friend of Duncan’s from Duncan’s days as a PhD student. This man explained that although he was a Tory and was doing a PhD on Conservative political history and Duncan was a Labour supporter from south Wales doing a PhD on Welsh Labour history, they became good friends. This man was a civil servant; he was a Dr France. I cannot remember his first name, but he talked about his daughter, Lizzie, who was at a posh girl’s school and had impressed the class by telling them that she knew Duncan Tanner, after Duncan’s name appeared in some material that the history class were using.

Would Dr France, Lizzie’s dad, like to make himself known? The Top Doctors have been killing people Dr France because your dad allowed the DHSS to run an elite paedophile ring for years and years. They almost certainly killed Duncan as well, they are still wiping out the witnesses after all this time. If you’re not careful Dr France you won’t be safe in any hospital yourself even if you Go Private. This is a very, very big problem and you should not be concealing evidence, no matter how much loyalty you feel towards your father. I can’t imagine that you would be very happy if Lizzie had her career wrecked and her friends murdered after she refused to have sex with two disgusting old men who were part of the gang who had supplied Richard Crossman and his mates with fresh meat ten years previously would you?

I received an e mail telling me that the man who spoke at Duncan’s memorial service Knows… I wasn’t given his first name, my correspondent probably presumed that I would remember it.

Duncan did his PhD at UCL; I think that his friend Dr France did his PhD at UCL as well. UCL was and is crawling with Top Docs who were involved in the Westminster Paedophile Ring…

Here’s another man Who Knows:

The Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield
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Lord Hennessy of Shameless Toadying to Dreadful Politicians has written many books, include Never Again: Britain 1945–51 (1992), The Hidden Wiring: Unearthing the British Constitution (1995), The Secret State: Preparing For The Worst 1945–2010 (2010), Having it so good: Britain in the fifties (2006), Cabinets and the Bomb (2007) and Distilling the Frenzy. Writing the History of One’s Own Times (2012).

Lord Hennessy’s forthcoming book, ‘We Didn’t Know: Oh Shit, The Top Doctors Are Killing Us Now’, will be available soon.

 

After Albertine Winner retired from the medical profession in 1967, Cicely Saunders asked Albertine Winner for financial assistance in establishing the first modern hospice. See previous posts for information re Dame Cicely Saunders and the hospice movement. Winner was initially apprehensive but ‘soon saw its importance’ and helped Saunders establish St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham, London, the first hospice in the UK. Albertine supervised its construction and served as its Deputy Medical Director when it opened in 1967. Winner later became its Chairman in 1973 and President in 1985.

Dame Albertine died on 13 May 1988 in London, aged 81.

The Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online of course paid tribute to Albertine:

In her early medical career she worked with and was much influenced by Sir Thomas Lewis and Sir Francis Walshe. Walshe gave her an abiding interest in neurology, which was finally of great help in developing palliative treatment of motor neurone disease at St Christopher’s Hospice when she returned to clinical medicine as a final end to her varied and most distinguished career.

she joined the RAMC in 1940, becoming lieutenant colonel and later consultant to the Women’s Services. This experience revealed her liking and aptitude for administration, and after a brief return to the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital she joined the Ministry of Health. Here she kept her intense interest in patients’ welfare, particularly in the chronic sick.

So she knew exactly how badly neglected and abused patients in long stay institutions like the North Wales Hospital Denbigh were. How did the Ely Hospital Scandal erupt in 1969 with the Dame, Sir George Godber, Sir Arnold France etc all keeping an eye on things?

She became deputy chief medical officer, the first woman to hold that office.

At this time, Sir Max (later Lord) Rosenheim persuaded her to become the College’s Linacre Fellow. She was not quite the first person to occupy this post… but Albertine was the first to serve for any length of time – eleven years -and she certainly set the standard for her successors. As, again, she was the first woman to serve as a College officer, she might be regarded as a feminist ice-breaker; she did break ice, not as a feminist but simply as an extremely competent and reliable administrator who succeeded in getting to the top in what was at the time very much a man’s world.

Let’s stop even being surprised that Lady Doctors of that time were not declaring themselves to be feminists. They were, simply, Posh Women, who had usually attended academic girls schools and often came from medical families. They were some of the most conservative, gender bound people in the UK. It was indeed a man’s world, it was specifically a Posh Man’s world and the Lady Doctors who got to the top did it by playing the posh man’s game by the posh man’s rules which very often involved concealing wrongdoing to make life easy for the posh men. That is what being a ‘competent and reliable administrator’ means in medicine. ‘They’re really good at hiding the shit’. It is that neanderthal. There were a very small number of Lady Doctors who took the men on in field such as obs and gynae and surgery; they succeeded because they were very, very hard women as well as having a good dose of poshness. I will discuss such an example later in this post…

As Linacre fellow, Albertine was responsible for developing the training posts that were to be recognized by the newly-formed JCHMT. She visited most of these posts herself until their number grew too great. She then appointed visiting teams to carry out the task, holding herself in reserve to lean on recalcitrant colleagues who were reluctant to accept the College’s recommendations.

So Albertine told other Top Docs to whom they were going to give those jobs. Nepotism and dirty deals were endemic in medicine long after Albertine’s death, so we can assume that Albertine herself dished out jobs on that basis.

She became DBE in 1967 as she retired, but this was but the beginning of yet another career as deputy medical director of St Christopher’s Hospice.

St Christopher’s will certainly have benefited from that DBE.

This interest began in 1961 when she heard of the plans for St Christopher’s, the first research and teaching hospice, and joined in a ward round at St Joseph’s Hospice. Her clinical acumen and personal interest in people in need was at once aroused

The clinical acumen and personal interest that had given the green light to Dafydd, Gwynne, Ely, etc

and she carried on a quiet campaign of advice and support for the Hospice from then on.

Albertine was busy behind the scenes, calling in favours…

It was typical of her that she should go on a refresher course in medicine before returning to clinical duties. As she said: ‘The moment I began to examine a patient my hands took over and I was back.’

No Top Doc ever admits in public to ‘oh bugger, I’d forgotten…I’m not up to it anymore.’ They do admit to this in private…

Albertine worked at St Christopher’s part-time from 1967-73, helping to establish both its clinical and administrative standards and fill the rest of her time with many other interests. She was on the council of the Disabled Living Foundation;

Oh God. Not that I’m surprised, the Top Docs who have been responsible for the misery and suffering are a must on the organisations and charidees which are now going to Change It because Something Must Be Done.

was one of a group of physicians who travelled to assess Issel’s controversial cancer clinic in Bavaria,

They always have a bit of advice for Johnny Foreigner as well. No-one tells Johnny Foreigner that pockets of that over which the White Man – and White Lady – has presided are as bad as the services provided by Johnny Foreigner.

and was an active member of the Medical Women’s Federation and its president in 1971. She retained her interest in the expansion of hospice work as part of a generally accepted clinical challenge. She was fond of describing it as ‘…just good medicine in a special setting.’

The special setting being one which is 100% run by paedophiles’ friends, not just substantially run by paedophiles’ friends.

She became chairman of St Christopher’s in 1973 and was elected president in 1985, and was also much involved in founding the North London Hospice, with its special Jewish interest and inter-faith connexions. Brought up in a Jewish home, she joined the Christian foundation of St Christopher’s as a ‘sympathetic agnostic’. In later years she returned to the faith of her fathers, fitting in as well as ever in the Hospice ‘community of the unlike’.

Previous posts and comments have discussed how Dafydd et al had many members of the Jewish community protecting them. Not because ‘Jews are child abusers’, but because Jewish people hold medicine and law in high esteem, as well as academia, the civil service etc. A lot of Jewish people are working in these fields and of course in finance, business and the media, as well as in politics. So abusers can have a party if they use their Jewish friends and relatives. An elite paedophile ring couldn’t make much headway if the only people assisting it were labourers or people on benefits… George Thomas had many friendships within the Jewish community in south Wales, although Thomas was a leader in the Methodist Church. The reason why Thomas liked Jewish people was that his pals the Abse family were running a paedophile/trafficking ring and the Abses were a high profile Jewish family full of doctors and lawyers. See post ‘O Jones, O Jones’.

People genuinely interested in inter-faith links discuss the ideological and cultural similarities between different faiths, I have published such material myself. If you’re running a huge international trafficking ring and you want your mycelia penetrating absolutely everywhere, you’ll use the same discourse. Don’t blame the Jews, or the Methodists, or the Catholics or the C of E, or even the Muslims, it’s the network of corrupt professional people who are the problem and the Top Docs are the biggest problem of all, because they’re the ones who ensure that the grass doesn’t get the pain killers or life-saving treatment. Or is declared mad.

Dame Albertine’s interests were as wide as her medical career. A perceptive observer of art, she built up a valuable collection of Japanese prints, and she was an enthusiastic opera lover. She played tennis for the university, and retained her interest in sport and travel.

Mycelia absolutely everywhere.

To some she appeared formidable, but to all she was kind, giving the best in sensitive and utterly reliable moral support.

Like so many, the old cow hid her lovely nature so effectively.

A superlatively good clinician,

She had spent most of her career as an administrator. Top Docs take the piss out of other Top Docs who became administrators, even administrators at the highest levels, because they are usually Docs who for whatever reason cannot do clinical work. I will expand on this further shortly.

she finally became a cooperative and unfailingly courteous patient, much loved by all who had the care of her…

The Top Docs are killing their own now… The Dame knew that if she wasn’t a co-operative and courteous patient, somehow the pain relief would not be sufficient and ooh we didn’t realise that the Dame needed to be taken to the loo or ‘dying luv? don’t make us laugh…’

This is no way to run a healthcare service. Most patients ARE nice people, but even if they are retired Top Doctors who have run a paedophile ring, they should not be denied good care. Yet we now have a situation in which Angels and Top Docs judge as to who is morally worthy of care and support when they are ill or elderly. The judgements are not sound, but they shouldn’t be made at all…

The Dame’s obituary for the Royal College of Physicians was written by Dame Cicely Saunders – who else? – and Sir Raymond Hoffenberg.

 

Dame Rosemary Rue was another Caring Lady Doctor who served as President of the Medical Women’s Federation, 1982-83. By that time, Mary Wynch had begun litigation against Dafydd and the gang and Dafydd’s mate Robert Bluglass was rewriting the Mental Health Act to reassure everyone that It Could Never Happen Again. Tony and Sadie Francis were in the process of being recruited to work in north Wales, along with some other Nice Young Doctors and Ysbyty Gwynedd, a Brand New Hospital for Gwynedd, was being built.

Ah you can’t complain, most of them really are good aren’t they!

As Alexei Sayle might have quipped as part of his famous ‘on-stage rants’ in the 1980s, ‘I’ve just been lobotomised by a sex offender, still, Mustn’t Grumble’.

Elsie Rosemary Laurence was born in 1928 in Hutton, Essex and moved with her family to London in 1933. She was evacuated during the Blitz to stay with relatives in Devon where she contracted TB and peritonitis. While she was convalescing, Rosemary decided on a career in medicine, entering the all-woman Royal Free Medical School in London in 1945. In 1950 Rosemary married Roger Rue, a pilot instructor of Belgian descent in the RAF. When Rosemary told the medical school Dean that she was changing her name, she was told that she could not stay at the Royal Free Medical School if she was married. I discussed in my post ‘Thought For The Day’ the revolutionary Lady Doctors and founders of the Royal Free who read Cosmo and went in hot pursuit of their G spots. Rosemary was instead accepted at Oxford University, qualifying in 1951 after taking the University of London exams.

Rosemary encountered many serious problems after qualifying, so many and so serious that it is extraordinary that Rosemary was ever able to follow any sort of career in medicine at all, let alone one which resulted in her becoming Dame Rosemary. I will discuss Rosemary’s bizarre early career in detail shortly.

In 1960, Rosemary she was named Assistant County Medical Officer for Hertfordshire and worked as a part-time paediatrician in Watford. In the 1980s, I became aware that Top Doctors who became administrators, even administrators at senior levels, were always Top Doctors who could not practice medicine. Gwynne the lobotomist was eventually given an administrative role before somebody employed him as a people trafficker in UCNW, because he was so fucking bad with patients. Gwynne’s obituary described him as a ‘competent and thoughtful administrator’. Just like Dame Albertine! Records were forged by Gwynne to conceal wrongdoing… Once Gwynne was sidelined into the role of Lord Haw-Haw, Dafydd was given responsibility for the patients, which says everything that needs to be said about Gwynne if Dafydd was the preferable option.

Top Docs running Health Authorities were all for some reason unable to work as clinicians, usually because they were hopeless and known to be. Perhaps in Rosemary’s case she was forced into admin because of the rampant bigotry towards her, which would have been even even greater because of her disability than her gender.

It was other Top Docs who refused to accept disabled people as equals. One of the Top Docs at the C&A Hospital in the 1950s and 60s, like Rosemary, had been crippled by polio. He could walk, but did so with a pronounced limp. His son told me that when on a visit to the C&A, the then Health Minister Enoch Powell demanded to know what ‘that cripple’ was doing working in the hospital. I can well believe that Enoch Powell did say that, there was massive hostility towards disabled people at that time, even if the disability was just a ‘gammy leg’ and the medical establishment, including Uncle Harry’s NHS, shared that bigotry.

Now for irony after irony. The disabled Top Doc at the C&A was one of those colluding with patient abuse and the trafficking ring. After the gang declared war on Merfyn, the VC of Bangor University in 2004, the son of that disabled Top Doc was by then a retired member of staff from Bangor University. He was part of the contingent who were busy trying to overthrow Merfyn. While he worked at Bangor University, the Top Doc’s son had served as the AUT rep. He had defended some worthy people, but he had also fought the corner of some members of the gang who should never have been allowed to remain in their posts. This AUT rep was not as dim as the gwerin, he will have known what they were up to. He also maintained that Carlo was bisexual and he should know, what with his dad having facilitated the gang who supplied Carlo’s er friends with sex workers.

Enoch Powell had declared his intention to close down the North Wales Hospital and every asylum in Britain after visiting the place in 1961 because he was so appalled at what he saw. Powell returned to London and made his famous ‘Water Towers’ speech in which he described the oppressive nature of the asylums and the waste of human life within and explained that he would be ordering an asylum closure programme. It never happened. After that speech, Powell never ever returned to the subject of asylums. According to the archivist responsible for the Powell papers, after the Water Towers speech, there are no further mentions of asylums or psychiatry in Powell’s papers.

Powell’s intended asylum closure was part of the wider ‘Hospital Plan’ which was laid before Parliament on 23rd January 1962. This also proposed the development of 90 new hospitals from scratch and the upgrading of 134. The Hospital Plan went out for consultation with the Top Docs and as usual, it was soon realised that it would cost vastly more to implement than at first thought. In 1966 the plan was revised as the Hospital Programme and parts of it went ahead. The part that did not go ahead was the closure of the asylums. But then someone back in the early 1960s when Powell was still Minister of Health told Powell to drop that subject and never return to it.

By the time that the plan had been revised as the Hospital Programme, Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson had become Minister of Health. Powell served as Minister of Health, July 1960-Oct 1063, under Harold Macmillan, during the Profumo Affair. Previous posts have discussed the role of Dafydd and his predecessors in the Profumo Affair.

Powell was succeeded as Minister of Health by Anthony Barber, Oct 1963-64, under Alec Douglas-Home. Barber later served as Chairman of the Conservative Party, 1967-70 and then as Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1970-74, under Heath. Barber had worked for the security services during WW II and was a barrister, a member of Inner Temple. Other members of Inner Temple include Lord Michael Havers, whom it has now been admitted blocked the prosecution of members of the Westminster Paedophile Ring when Havers was Attorney General (see previous posts); Michael Havers’s sister, Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, who’s talents were put to good use when she concealed the havoc that Dafydd’s partners-in-crime caused in Cleveland in 1987 (see previous posts, including ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named’); Sir Cecil Havers, the High Court judge and father of Michael and Elizabeth.

Darwinism in action:

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The species Havers (Lawyers corruptensis) has evolved into other species, such as Luvvies:

Nigel Havers

Lawyers corruptensis has mated with another species, Very Rich Owners Of Supermarkets Who Are Donors To Political Parties:

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As any fule kno, two different species cannot mate and produce fertile offspring. As far as I can find out, Lawyers corruptensis have not produced fertile offspring with Very Rich Owners Of Supermarkets Who Are Donors To Political Parties, but if any readers know differently, please enlighten me, because it’ll be a biological first and the world of science needs to know about it.

 

Anthony Barber left front line politics in Oct 1974 and received a peerage in January 1975 as Baron Barber. Anthony Barber served as Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank, 1974-87, where future PM John Major was his personal assistant. John Major who was the PM who oversaw the enormous cover-up that was the Waterhouse Inquiry. It was also while John Major was PM that Mary Wynch was finally ruined by Michael Howard at the Home Office, although Mary had proven and won her case. See previous posts.

In 1987, Barber was appointed to be a Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, part of Jimmy Savile’s crime empire. Barber was also a director of BP, 1979-88. He visited  Nelson Mandela in prison, and was a member of the Franks Committee that investigated the Falklands War (see previous posts). In 1991, Lord Barber became chair of the RAF Benevolent Association’s appeal for the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which raised £26 million. Barber was one of those who benefited as a result of Macmillan’s ‘Knight of the Long Knives’ in July 1962.

Barber served as the Tory MP for Doncaster, 1951-64 and then for Altrincham and Sale, 1965-74. Doncaster was on the territory of Jimmy Savile Central and Altrincham and Sale was on the north Wales/Cheshire turf of Dafydd’s gang. The bent barrister George Carman QC, who was assisting Dafydd’s gang and Savile, as well as the wider Westminster Paedophile Ring, lived in the Altrincham and Sale area until he moved to London in 1979 after successfully defending Mr Thrope at the Old Bailey. Some of the bent police officers and other corrupt professional people involved with the gang lived in the same area. See eg. posts ‘Top of the Cops’ and ‘A Stalker’s Network’. Barber was Chairman of Redfearn National Glass, 1967-70, with which his wife Jean’s family was connected. Barber’s brothers Noel was a well-known journalist and novelist and his brother Kenneth became Secretary of Midland Bank.

David Wyn Williams, Chairman of the North Wales Business Club, who died a few days ago, was formerly the Regional Director of the Midland Bank in north Wales. I was told for years that Dafydd’s gang had solicitors and bank managers on board and put people out of business who crossed their path. Some five years ago I saw documents in relation to one person who had spilt the paedophiles’ pints who, after years of running a successful business, found themselves in dire straits. This person knew that at least one bank manager had broken the law in his dealings with him, so he took advantage of a commercial lawyer friend who was visiting from Australia. The lawyer friend spent a few hours going through documentation and could only draw one conclusion: that the wrongdoing was so great that everybody involved was on board with it. Those involved were Gwynedd County Council, three different firms of solicitors in Gwynedd and HSBC, formerly known as the Midland Bank.

 

Anthony Barber died in Suffolk in 2005. Suffolk and Essex were the location of a long-standing abuse ring with which Rab Butler colluded. It involved Dr John W. Paulley and his wife Deirdre. The Hervey family seat is in Suffolk and the notorious John Jermyn Hervey aka Lord Bristol who died youngish after a life of class A drugs, rent boys and HIV spent most of his life in Suffolk. John’s brother Nicholas died young while in the care of Top Docs; Nicholas was very different to his brother but he knew names and details. Before John Allen opened his first children’s home in north Wales, he lived in Suffolk. See post ‘The Vermin Club’.

Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson succeeded Anthony Barber as Minister of Health, Oct 1964-Nov 1968. Robinson served as President of the National Association for Mental Health (MIND) during the 1960s/early 70s, although all mention of Robinson has now disappeared from MIND’s website. Robinson succeeded Rab Butler as President of MIND, Rab having been appointed the first President in 1946. The Chair of MIND, 1963-69, was Lord Balniel and the Vice-Chair was Lady Adrian, 1962-66. There was then a vacancy for the position of Vice-Chair until 1967, when Dr David Clark took up the post and remained until 1975. The Chief Exec of MIND, 1951-64, was Mary Applebey. Lady Juliet Bingley was Chair, 1978-84. Tessa Jowell was Deputy Director of MIND, during the 1970s, at the time when paedophiles’ rights activists were giving sessions at MIND conferences. All of these people knew what Dafydd and Gwynne, as well as their colleagues at St George’s, the Maudsley and other hospitals who were running linked gangs were doing. Rab Butler went back such a long way that he colluded with the organised abuse that gave rise to Dafydd et al. I have blogged in detail in previous posts about Rab, the Bingleys and Tessa Jowell, as well as Dafydd’s mate Professor Hugh Freeman who served as Vice-Chair of MIND when Dafydd and Tony Francis were In Need, but I still have more digging to do re  the Ancients such as Lord Balniel, Lady Adrian etc. Of course Dafydd’s pal Lord David Ennals held a number of senior roles at MIND throughout the 1970s and 80s…

 

Powell made the Water Towers speech to the National Association for Mental Health in March 1961, when Dafydd’s mates were well on the way to colonising MIND completely. No wonder Powell dropped the subject and never returned to it. Powell would have had good reason to do so when it was explained to him that MIND was a cover for organised abuse, including the Westminster Paedophile Ring, because Powell has been named as someone who was abusing children/young people. Powell was the maverick MP for Wolverhampton South West, 1950-74, who famously spent time raising his own concerns and those of his constituents re immigration. Immigration of non-white people to be specific. He did not mention the organised abuse of kids and vulnerable people in his constituency, which was carried out by partners of Dafydd’s gang. Powell was notorious for declaring war on his former colleagues in the Tory Party over Europe – he was an anti-European – and he left the Tory Party in 1974. He served as the Ulster Unionist MP for South Down, 1974-87. Powell knew all about the elite paedophile ring at Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast but didn’t mention it, although he’d have finished off all of his political enemies if he had…

So why did Enoch Powell of Suspected Gay Paedophilia, who served as an MP in N Ireland, not breathe a word about the paedophile ring at Kincora which was alleged to involve Sir Anthony Blunt, Lord Louis Mountbatten, senior members of the British Armed Forces as well as Whitehall and Westminster figures, when by doing so he could have landed such an effective blow on so many of those whom he loathed and wanted to see out of office?

Powell in his garden in Belgravia, London, in 1986. Just down the road from Sir Peter Morrison’s house. In the heart of the swathes of Belgravia owned by the late Duke of Westminster, Carlo’s close friend. The Duke owned estates in Cheshire to which boys from Bryn Estyn were taken for ‘work experience’ after which they refused to return. Carlo’s friend the 6th Duke had spent his early years on the family estate in N Ireland, which was the main residence of the 5th Duke, who served as an MP for a constituency in N Ireland. See previous posts. Some months ago I received an e mail informing me that as a child, Sir Peter Morrison had been used sexually by the 5th Duke. The e mail contained information suggesting that the writer had considerable knowledge of the Duke’s family and the Morrisons.
In August 1979 Lord Mountbatten was blown up and killed while at his holiday home in Sligo. It was for years attributed to the IRA targeting a member of the British Royal Family for simply being Royal. More recently there have been allegations that Mountbatten was murdered because of his involvement in the paedophile ring based at Kincora and the murder may not have been the work of the IRA. The involvement of rogue members of the security services are under suspicion. They were fighting like ferrets in a sack, what with some helping Dafydd in their capacity as the Secretary of State for the DHSS while dining on gulls eggs and claret at Brooks’ club, others working hard to get rid of Harold Wilson and eventually replace him with Thatch, some of them planning to overthrow the Gov’t if Wedgie-Benn ever became PM and some suspected of killing people who were abusing children.
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NB: C or M or Dickwit. There was only one flaw with your Cunning Plan. As the whole bloody lot of them were too frightened to challenge the Top Doctors who were running the abuse ring, it didn’t really matter whom you installed as PM did it?

The Wind Of No Change… From Galen Until The Present, there’ll be a murderous idiot of a Top Doc near you.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Powell lost his seat to the Social Democratic and Labour Party in 1987 but remained involved in politics. He supported Thatch’s anti-European stance and on 16 May 1994, Powell spoke at the Bruges Group. Professor Richard Howarth of UCNW, the agricultural economist who worked in the most dysfunctional, incompetent Dept of Agriculture of any UK university but nonetheless became an adviser to Thatcher after Brown and I refused to drop our complaints about Gwynne the lobotomist et al, was involved with the Bruges Group. See previous posts for info re Richard Howarth and his mates Richard Body MP and Professor Terry Thomas.

Enoch Powell suffered from Parkinsons in his final years, but he remained active, engaged and writing. He was hospitalised several times as a result of a succession of falls. A few hours after his final admission to hospital, he asked where his lunch was. On being told that he was being fed intravenously, he remarked, “I don’t call that much of a lunch”. These were his last recorded words. On 8 February 1998 Powell died aged 85 at the King Edward VII Hospital for Officers in Westminster. His study of the Gospel of John remained unfinished.

Powell died two months after Ronnie Waterhouse finished hearing the evidence from former kids in care in north Wales who were denounced as liars by everyone. Ronnie began writing his Report at the beginning of 1998.

The Chair of the Trustees of the King Edward VII Hospital for Officers was/is Lord Simon Glenarthur. (The hospital is now known as King Edward VII’s Hospital Sister Agnes.) Glenarthur was/is a Director of the MDU, the MDU which supplied Dafydd and the Drs Francis with legal advice with regard to obtaining High Court injunctions against me and then seeking to have me imprisoned for allegedly breaching those injunctions although the MDU knew that Dafydd and the Drs Francis were perjuring themselves, forging documents and planting evidence. Simon Glenarthur was a junior Minister in the Dept of Health, June 1983-March 1985, when havoc reigned in north Wales and the security services came after Brown, me and our friends. It was Glenarthur who was responsible for carrying out Thatch’s orders to purchase blood products from the US for NHS use, although the British Gov’t had been told by the Top Docs that these products were infected with Hep B. They were also infected with HIV and thousands of NHS patients became infected as a result, many of whom have now died. Glenarthur might not have understood the consequences of using those blood products, but the Top Docs did and they did not warn the public. They just ensured that they and their families didn’t receive the infected blood products.

Now don’t you worry dear, oops sorry, I mean Mr Powell, we’ll look after you.

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Glenarthur is a Military man who has served as/is the Director of numerous companies and who has held many senior roles in the British Army. I expect rather more of people who hold high rank in the British Army, Simon Glenarthur is a disgrace. See previous posts for the many pies in which Glenarthur’s fingers are to be found and for the bottomless pit of slurry over which he presided at the Dept of Health. After joining in the death and destruction there, Glenarthur was a junior Minister in the Home Office, 27 March 1984- 10 September 1986, while the Home Office colluded with the Westminster Paedophile Ring and Dafydd’s gang.

The 6th Duke of Westminster was also a man who held high rank in the British Army and who knew Glenarthur.

Lord Simon, if you know anything about the unexpected and untimely death of Brown’s dad, Col Keith Brown, during the Waterhouse Inquiry, with whom you might well have rubbed noses what with Col Brown having met some pretty disgusting people at events such as Buck House garden parties and TA dos, please let us know. Brown thinks it was the Top Docs wot dun it again, the only way that they could have got Keith would be via the tablets that he was taking for minor conditions. For God’s sake Glenarthur, Col Brown was on an IRA hit list in the 1970s, he hobnobbed with Chief Constables etc and His Own bumped him off.

 

To return to the Pioneering Lady Doctor, Rosemary Rue. Her territory extended to Hertfordshire, which was where Lady Juliet Bingley and her family who did so many favours for Dafydd and the gang lived.

In 1965, Rue was offered the job of Senior Assistant Medical Officer for the Oxford region, running that region’s Health Authority. In the early 1960s ‘new money was allocated by the government to rebuild the crumbling medical system’ in the UK. Dr Rue ‘ensured that Oxford got a fair share’. I very much doubt that Oxford was ever in any danger of not getting a fair share of the dosh from Sir Kenneth Robinson’s Hospital Programme, particularly as Oxford was the location of, you’ve guessed it, organised abuse. The abuse of children in care at Oxford was concealed by senior social worker Barbara Kahan and her husband psychiatrist Dr Vladimir Kahan. Babs was part of a network of people who colluded with abuse and at least two of Babs’s colleagues, Louis Minister and Peter Righton, were abusing children themselves. Babs had been Minster’s manager and between 1975 and 1984, Minster worked for Richmond County Council, becoming Director of Social Services. See previous posts. Peter Righton was a social work academic who worked at Keele University and at institutions in Malta, who used his work to advocate sexual relationships between adults and children. See previous posts. Babs was appointed as a Gov’t children’s social work adviser to Sir Keith Joseph, Secretary of State for the DHSS under Heath and Babs remained as a Gov’t adviser as well as an adviser to children’s charidees etc until into the 1990s. See post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’.

My post ‘R.I.P. Julia Grant And Many More’ supplied details of the network of paedophiles’ friends who were related to and friends/colleagues of Dr Cynthia Phillips, who ended her own distinguished career as the Principal Medical Officer for Oxfordshire Health Authority. Cynthia was the daughter of Lennox Broster, one of the Top Docs who was instrumental in developing a new speciality for the gang’s branch at Charing Cross Hospital, that of Expertise In Transgender Matters. Broster and his pals were completely insensitive to the distress of patients ill at ease with their gender, but they were really brilliant at selling gender reassignment surgery to patients from across the globe who had a lot of dosh… I haven’t yet accessed the dates of Cynthia’s occupancy of the Top Job in Oxfordshire, but from what I have read, she was probably in that post during the 1970s.  She will have definitely known Rosemary Rue.

In 1972 Rosemary Rue became one of the founders of the Faculty of Community Health (now the Faculty of Public Health), which brought together academic bodies such as the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, community health Top Docs and organisations such as the Public Health Laboratory Services (PHLS). She served as the PHLS Regional Medical Officer from 1973–84, and Regional General Manager from 1984−88.

The PHLS while Rosemary was a Senior Manager for them was in a dreadful state and the general public were never ever told. There was a severe shortage of staff because the pay was so bad – the pay really was bad, much worse than that of Angels – and mistakes were common because chaos reigned. The staff who could bear to stay in the service on a long term basis were members of unions who’s reps were using their knowledge of the wrongdoing of the Top Doctors to exert political muscle and build their own careers. Ken Livingston was a rep of one of the unions involved. The PHLS was in a very sorry state in places like London, Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol; elsewhere it was ludicrous. As ever within the NHS, unions and cadres of staff all blackmailed and bullied each other and rational people just left those jobs when it became clear that this was far more than a little local difficulty.

In her last few years, Dame Rosemary continued to take an active interest in health service matters, despite both breast and colon cancer. She died, aged 76, at her cottage in Stanton St John, Oxfordshire in Dec 2004, aged 76. She was survived by her two sons.

The obituary supplied for Dame Rosemary’s on the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online also tells us that:

Rosemary Rue had an enormous influence on medicine and the health service, both within the Oxford region (Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire) and nationally.

Rosemary will have known about the neglectful, lying psychiatrists at St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton, whom many people believe were responsible for a serious miscarriage of justice in 1985 (see post ‘Family Annihilation’).

She stayed at the ORHB when it became the Oxford Regional Health Authority (ORHA) in the mid 1970s, and became regional medical officer. Subsequently, in 1983, she was appointed as its first regional general manager when these posts were created following the Griffiths report on NHS management (1983). She was the only woman and the only doctor to be appointed to one of these 14 powerful positions.

The Griffiths Report led to Thatcher’s ‘reforming’ of the NHS. It simply involved creating a new cadre of highly paid powerful managers, many of whom were the deeply corrupt not very able pen pushers who had previously been called administrators. Their job titles changed, their pay rocketed and the civil war between them and the Top Docs reached new heights. The two groups had never liked each other, but giving Alun Davies and Keith Thomson in Gwynedd huge salaries and grandiose job titles was absolutely not a solution to the criminality of Dafydd and the Docs… See previous posts. If Rosemary Rue was given one of those senior managers jobs that Thatch created in the wake of the Griffiths Report, Rue was definitely being used to cover up an Everest of crap in Oxfordshire. Rue was not the ‘only woman and only doctor’ to bag one of those jobs because she was as Marvellous as the Queen Mother, it was because she was a useful idiot and a bit of good PR, ooh a Lady Doctor too!

Amid the genocide in north Wales, some Nice Young Doctors arrived from Oxfordshire. One was Richard Tranter – his wife Siobhan Tranter, a Lovely Young Nurse arrived with him – and another was Dr Mike Jackson, a clinical psychologist. Richard and Mike Jackson weren’t insane like Dafydd or utterly stupid like so many of the Top Docs in north Wales, but after a few years it became obvious to a number of people, including me, that Richard and Mike were just using their greater ability and nicer manners to conceal the wrongdoing, the abuse and neglect and research fraud even more effectively. Richard scarpered for New Zealand a few years ago when he heard that I had called lawyers in, acquired my records and would be publishing as soon as I could. Previous posts have provided details of Richard, Siobhan and Mike’s activities, including that time when Richard did all that he could to persuade me to take a combination of drugs which he knew were neurotoxic and would have resulted in serious damage to my health and possibly death…

Richard and Mike didn’t know this but there was a student at Bangor University some 10 years ago who’s brother was a clin psy in Oxfordshire and he told her that there was an abuse ring in operation there, it had been in existence a long time and that because all of the ‘professionals’ were concealing it, he was going to resign.

There’s not only the reputation of the Dreaming Spires to consider, but what about these Oxfordshire politicians?

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See previous posts for the involvement of these very guilty men in colluding with serious criminality…

As for the Dreaming Spires,

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Lord Patten of Barnes is quite used to bombs exploding around him wherever he goes, but can he explain why Oxford University gave a home to Professor Mark Williams after Williams invented Mindfulness when he worked with Dafydd’s gang in north Wales and why Lady Lavender Patten of Barnes was Patron of Mark Williams’s Oxford Mindfulness Centre while her husband was Chancellor of the University employing Mark Williams?

 

Rosemary Rue’s most enduring legacy is almost certainly the changes she brought about which enabled women doctors to develop careers at the same time as having a family. In the Oxford region she set up a variety of part-time training schemes and ‘retainer arrangements’ which allowed women to take maternity leave without sacrificing all hope of returning to a career path.

Bugger the abuse and neglect of patients, it’s our own careers that are important.

In order to do this she had to persuade and cajole local consultants and the medical Royal Colleges to support her.

They won’t have supported her out of the kindness of heir hearts or because she won them over with arguments based on fairness and equity. There will have been dirty deals behind the scenes which will have involved agreeing to remain silent about malpractice and wrongdoing and certain people gaining promotion, people who might even have been working in institutions hundreds of miles away from Rosemary…

These schemes soon gained wider attention, and eventually they became standard practice all over the country. In 1953 Rosemary Rue had lost her job as a doctor simply for being married.

Yes, it was disgusting, but it didn’t result in Rosemary challenging the worst injustices.

Forty years later, not only were such attitudes and practices confined to the pages of history, but largely thanks to Rosemary Rue’s efforts, women medical graduates could chose to pursue any branch of medicine and know that they would not be at a disadvantage.

Try telling that to women in surgery, even today. They are still discriminated against, this is not an issue that has been hyped up by Millie Tants, women have a hard time in surgery. Rosemary also ignored the shocking levels of racism which are endemic in medicine and as for class discrimination, that is so common that it is accepted as part of life.

Rosemary Rue was elected president of the Medical Women’s Federation in 1982.

Another of her legacies is the development of health services for Milton Keynes. Milton Keynes was designated as a ‘new town’ in 1967 and over the next 25 years grew from a green field site to a town with a population of some 200,000. Rosemary Rue’s vision was pivotal throughout this period in planning and implementing appropriate health services for the new town, as well as balancing those in the surrounding areas.

Brown worked in Milton Keynes for a few years. Not only did Brown spot the usual horrors in the health and care services in Milton Keynes but one of his colleagues at Milton Keynes was shafted by one Professor Fergus Lowe, while they were both working on a project for Unilever. Fungus was based at Bangor University for his entire career and he built his empire on overthrowing Dafydd’s influence in the School of Psychology and then blackmailing everyone whom Fungus knew had colluded with Dafydd and the gang. Including some big wigs at Unilever. See eg. ‘Feet In Chains’.

Those who were lucky enough to work with Rosemary will always be grateful for the experience. She had a quiet determination and shrewd political judgement, and usually managed to achieve her objectives.

Dame Rosemary would have been able to explain why so many rather mediocre people became Professors at Oxford University after discovering what Dafydd et al were doing.

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She had a broad knowledge of health services, and was equally at home discussing the latest surgical technology or the provision of community mental health services for the elderly.

I’d have liked Rosemary to have shown me that ‘provision’, because in most areas of the UK, that provision consisted of the elderly mentally ill sitting in a room in their own urine being ignored for hours on end. Which was what had happened to them before Dame Rosemary revolutionised healthcare when they were housed in places like Ely Hospital that caused public outrage in 1969 (see post ‘All The Ingredients Of A Scandal’).

The NHS itself expected mental health patients to sit in their own urine. How do I know? Because in the 1990s, every chair for patients in the day centre at the Hergest Unit was one of those chairs coated in very thick brightly coloured plastic to withstand industrial incontinence. My mate with a sense of humour thought that it was hysterical; we used to do our fieldwork in Ysbyty Gwynedd and point out all the surreal things to each other, including the Chairs For The Incontinent. There wasn’t anyone who was incontinent attending the day centre because it wasn’t for elderly people, but we got the Incontinence Chairs anyway. Furthermore, the day centre was part of the Hergest ‘flagship’ Unit, completed in 1993. So a supply of Incontinence Chairs was prioritised. My friend and I were sitting on the Incontinence Chairs laughing at the concept when my friend first saw Dr David Healy. Dr Healy arrived in Gwynedd in about 1991, but my friend didn’t experience life as an Empowered Service User until 1993. David Healy was a Nice Young Doctor with a sort of trendy floppy hair style as opposed to Dafydd and he had quite a following among female patients. So there we were rolling about laughing at the Incontinence Chairs and Dr Healy walked past at speed and my mate yelled out ‘Christ, Cliff Richard’s turned up here now’. I had worked with Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain of the People Trafficking Ring at St George’s Hospital Medical School by then; Chamberlain was mates with Cilla, who was of course mates with Cliff, but I didn’t know about the Cliff connection in those days.

The NHS is not the only institution to follow a policy of ‘one size fits all and it’s incontinence provision’. Aston University did as well, when Brown was an undergrad. All the mattresses in the halls of residence at Aston had plastic covers which could not be removed and Brown used to say ‘oh yes, we students are an incontinent lot’.

 

She worked hard, seldom leaving her office in the ORHA building (now officially called the Rosemary Rue building) before 7.30 pm and often a great deal later. Those who were still in the building would often put their heads around the door later in the evening in the hope of being rewarded with some good conversation about the issues of the day and a glass of cold dry sherry.

Rosemary Rue went on to a very active ‘retirement’ in 1988. At various times she was president of the Faculty of Community Medicine (now Public Health), president of the BMA (from 1990 to 1991),

So Rosemary was President of the BMA while my career was being ruined at St George’s, while another witness from my UCNW days was shafted when he was working for Big Pharma, while the BMA were giving Dafydd, Tony Francis and other members of the gang advice on how to refuse to respond to my complaints and instead prosecute me on the basis of their perjury. See previous posts eg. ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’. Then there were the paedophile rings facilitated by Top Docs in north Wales and St George’s, as well as the Maudsley… the bodies of kids in care and psych patients turning up across north Wales… The hundreds of complaints that were ignored…

professor of public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (when it was going through some difficult times and needed a steady hand),

Oh just call Rosemary… The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine unlawfully withdrew a place on an MSc course that they had offered me in 1986. That place disappeared after I told Dr D.G.E. Wood that I’d received it. Since I began this blog I received info letting me know that was not a coincidence.

chairman of the Margaret Pyke Foundation and of the Wyndham Housing Association, and a vice president of the Alzheimer’s Society. She was actively involved with the Family Welfare Association and with the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.

When I lived in Harringay during 1986-87, I volunteered for the Family Welfare Association after seeing adverts locally. The project was supporting women who were recovering from severe depression and I discovered that all the volunteers, like me, had volunteered on the grounds of ‘well I was just abandoned when that happened to me, surely there must be a better way’. The social worker who led the project seemed very nice, not barking mad a la Gwynedd Social Services, but I didn’t continue with the volunteering. Like some of the other volunteers, I found myself hassled by ne’r do wells. I know now that those hassling me at least were linked to a gang in north London which were linked to Dafydd et al. Dafydd had named contacts in Haringey Social Services, which were of course a by-word for abuse and neglect. See previous posts. Of course, the social worker for the FWA will have been well aware of what the NHS and Social Services in Haringey were doing to people. It might have been why she preferred to work for the FWA, but as with those working for charidees in north Wales, she would not have remained in even that job if she had dared blow the whistle on any of it…

 

She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1989.

A reward for the loyal years of service. In the spring of 1989, I began my job at St George’s, which I have been told recently was a carefully planned trap to lure me in and then get me out of medical research for good.

You’re disgusting really aren’t you Dafydd?

In her last few years Rosemary continued to take an active interest in health service matters, despite having to deal with both breast and colon cancer, which she did with immense courage.

She’ll have had no choice, the research had all been faked for years so the treatment didn’t work and as Rosemary knew herself, the labs were in chaos – she was after all responsible for it – so cancer was often not diagnosed as early as it should have been.

She died at the age of 76, at the cottage in Stanton St John which had been her home for nearly 40 years, supported by her sons and grandchildren, of whom she had always been immensely proud.

Dame Rosemary’s obituary in the Indie provided yet more titbits.

Here’s the summary of her glorious career in white collar crime: Elsie Rosemary Laurence, medical practitioner: born Hutton, Essex 14 June 1928; Assistant County Medical Officer and part-time paediatrician, Hertfordshire 1960-65; hospital doctor, Oxfordshire 1965-73; Assistant Regional Medical Officer, Oxford Regional Hospital Board (later Oxford Regional Health Authority) 1965-71, Senior Assistant Medical Officer 1971-73, Regional Medical Officer 1973-88, Regional General Manager 1984-88; CBE 1977; seconded as Professor of Community Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 1980-82; President, Medical Women’s Federation 1982-83; President, Faculty of Community Medicine 1986-89; DBE 1989; President, British Medical Association 1990-91; FRCS 1994; married 1950 Roger Rue (two sons; marriage dissolved); died Stanton St John, Oxfordshire 24 December 2004.

she decided on medicine as a career. This desire was fuelled by frequent visits to an aunt who ran a girl guide company among underprivileged children in Hackney…

Hackney had long since been the site of organised abuse and it became part of Dafydd’s business empire from the 1960s onwards… Top Docs, social workers, Councillors and politicians in the East End were fully on board as was Lord Elwyn-Jones, who was the vehicle between Wales and the East End. See previous posts. Peter Shore MP was particularly useful, as was his wife Elizabeth Shore, who was a Top Doc and served as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, 1977-84. Dafydd’s mate Lord David Ennals was Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1976-79. See post ‘R.I.P. Julia Grant and Many More’.

She was in a clinic on the day in 1948 when the National Health Service started, and the consultant (male) finished his clinic and announced that he was leaving rather than practice socialised medicine…

Ah the doctors they resigned! Call Uncle Harry, Julian Tudor-Spart, Santo Jeger and the many other pals of Dafydd who were Committed To The Poor. See previous posts.

In Oxford she hit a brick wall as the town’s hospitals didn’t employ married women. She found a job at an out-of-town long-stay hospital in Cowley Road

It will have been a truly grim asylum, or institution for the elderly or learning disabled.

when she didn’t mention the marriage or the baby. She employed a nanny at home to look after her new-born son and shared a flat adjoining the hospital with another doctor, rushing home in her time off to breast-feed.

So Rosemary was the sort of Top Doc who rocked up at the North Wales Hospital; living on the site of a dreadful institution, having taken the job because she couldn’t get anything else and was unable to make any difference to the lives of her patients.

Her flatmate, who was male and Ceylonese, helped her in so far as he could. 

Shades of Denbigh again; entrenched racism in medicine meant that overseas graduates tended to end up working in such places.

The hospital’s senior doctors were inspirationally committed to patients and ruthless at disregarding red tape.

This was Dafydd’s line. All laws were flagrantly breached while he Helped Inspirationally. By illegally imprisoning the victims of a sex abuse ring in a dungeon.

Dr Lionel Cosin got bedridden patients back on their feet, and rehabilitated long-stay patients who had been written off.

I know that this is unlikely to have been true, unless of course Lionel’s patients, in the spirit of north Wales, were not irretrievable and had been refused appropriate care by abusive colleagues. After all, I had manic depressive insanity which only returned when Dafydd’s mates unlawfully imprisoned me. People were gobsmacked at my miraculous recoveries between my bouts of manic depressive insanity, when I completed postgrad degrees and held down professional jobs. Then WHOOPS, my manic depressive insanity reared its head again. Just as I gathered more evidence and made further complaints about Dafydd et al. I will do some digging re Lionel.

He also let Rosemary spend an afternoon a week taking a psychiatry course.

Instead of having her hair done. It sounds like the CBT or Counselling Courses that the Angels do before it is stated that they are Trained.

It all ended when someone spilled the beans about the husband and the baby. She was sacked on the spot. The Ceylonese doctor was hit – by a senior doctor – for his presumption in sharing a flat with a white woman.

Jesus Christ. There wasn’t a prosecution then??? Er – but Rosemary eventually found herself at the top of the medicine tree after all this adversity, a tree in which she ignored the abuse and hardship still experienced by others…

Dr Lionel eliciting amazing recoveries in patients beyond all hope…Rosemary’s Ceylonese friend being smacked in the chops by a racist senior Top Doc employed in the hell-hole? I suspect that Rosemary’s career success was predicated on the method employed by so many whom I have discussed on this blog who knew what happened to me…

‘I’m going to tell… I’m going to tell…’

Ooh now there’s no need to get upset Rosemary, this is just one unfortunate incident, that Ceylonese ‘friend’ of yours has returned to his own country now..

DAME Rosemary here we come!!!

I am interested that although reference is made to ‘Rosemary’s husband’, no details of the husband are supplied anywhere. We know that Rosemary was sharing a flat with a Ceylonese man who was looking after Rosemary’s baby and who was then smacked in the chops by a Top Doc… Was the Ceylonese man Rosemary’s other half who was thumped for shagging One Of Our Women? I’m also wondering whether Rosemary might have been an unmarried mother, which was why she was treated so badly, kept her baby a secret and why no details of her husband are provided anywhere.

GP jobs were hard to find in 1952, but a GP who met Rue on the psychiatry course offered her a job in the industrial part of town.

I bet he did. Rosemary probably had a choice of jobs for the first time in her life. Jobs associated with psychiatry in Oxford, where the psychiatric services were concealing child abuse…

There, in 1954, she contracted polio from a patient. The disease was by then all but eradicated and she was the last person to get it in Oxford.

That was very unfortunate, what with Rosemary have so much crap on them all and just having received a bit of a break for once. Rosemary’s experiences are as bizarre as my own, but I’ve not been given a job running Oxfordshire Health Authority and the title of Dame.

Please Lilibet, if you’re reading this, I DON’T WANT IT!!! I’m not Rosemary, I won’t be keeping quiet in return for a gong.

With one useless leg and barely able to walk with her calipers and crutches, or to carry a medical bag, she briefly taught chemistry and biology in a girls’ school. She applied for medical jobs, drove to the interview, and if she was unable to get up the steps to the front door would phone and say she’d accepted another job.

By then – 1955 – she was separated from her husband and went to live with her parents in Hertfordshire. Their local, single-handed GP had undergone a leg amputation for cancer sarcoma and needed a part-time partner. At the interview he was hopping around on a pylon as he didn’t find his artificial limb helpful,

Although he’ll have known how useless they were when he and his colleagues distributed them to patients.

and he was pleased to find her: together they had two legs. General practice in 1955 was diverse and demanding: people gave birth at home, patients distrusted hospitals,

With good reason. Even Rosemary came to grief at their hands.

and hospitals didn’t want patients aged over 60.

My how things haven’t changed.

She was also medical officer to the RAF at Bovingdon.

Rosemary will have been witness/party to yet more wrongdoing there.

She moved on in 1960, becoming Assistant County Medical Officer for Hertfordshire and part-time paediatrician in Watford. Here, she said, she learned the importance of properly integrated medical and social services

The integration of those services oiled the wheels of organised abuse. Hence social worker Barbara Kahan and her Top Doc husband were able to become a double act.

and spent an academic term at the Institute of Child Health in London… 

Malpractice and abuse had become sufficiently embedded by then that the people teaching in such institutions – as on ‘psychiatry courses’ – were in on it…

She soon realised that all hospitals had basic architectural needs, such as the width of corridors and the gizmo in the panel at the bedheads, and designed basic modules that could be incorporated into every hospital, which cut down on architect bills and meant that the best designs were repeated everywhere.

The best designs which had to be replaced by hospitals of different designs because Rosemary’s best designs weren’t that good. Rosemary wasn’t a builder or an architect, so it is not entirely surprising that the best designs were later scrapped. I was told a curious tale some time ago, of the Top Docs at Ysbyty Gwynedd having a say in the design of the Hergest Unit. Being the Top Docs they all fought among themselves, but eventually Hergest was built. As the Hergest Unit sunk under the allegations of patient abuse and the death rate soared, the gang maintained that the building was at fault, it was All Wrong and Always Had Been. That is not what was said when the Hergest was built, it was the Top Docs’ pride and joy, people were given conducted tours and photos appeared in the press. The abuse at Denbigh was blamed on the building. The abuse at Tawel Fan was blamed on the building. Where had the staff at the Hergest and Tawel Fan been recruited from? Denbigh. Where the building ran a trafficking ring and illegally arrested the victims and then locked them inside of itself.

Milton Keynes was the first modern hospital to be built de novo: entire teams of medical, nursing and ancillary staff had to start from scratch on the same day. The new town was also a marvellous opportunity to build a health service that started from the patients and GPs, with community services and hospitals to support them in an inverted pyramid, rather than working from the top downwards.

Wasn’t Milton Keynes famous for its anomie and thus it was a case of Never Again? Decades down the line, Fungus Lowe was reaping the rewards though.

Rue persuaded the government to fund this by cutting the budgets of the London teaching hospitals, arguing logically that they were having to tout for patients as the capital’s population decreased.

The only way that a Lady Doctor with family responsibilities, a severe disability and a career history like Rosemary’s could have nabbed the dosh destined for the London teaching hospitals would be in the event of Rosemary having some really top class dirt on some top class people…

In Oxford, she had been the first regional medical officer to recognise the public health threat of Aids and to insist that no blood was given for transfusion unless it had undergone the newly developed test for the virus…

So DAME Rosemary knew what Lord Glenarthur had done just before AIDS was flagged up as a public health risk and DAME Rosemary made a point of covering her arse.

…she recently argued that the reason that the Sars respiratory virus outbreak had been effectively stopped was that the director-general of the World Health Organisation, Gro Harlem Brundtland, was public-health trained.

Wasn’t the reason for the non-epidemic of SARS that the predictions were hopelessly inaccurate because fundamental errors were made? I don’t think that anyone stopped the SARS epidemic, it just didn’t happen as expected. If Gro was the person responsible, why did Gro miss so many other public health risks?

She was elected to Fellowship of all the medical college…

The Dame had them all by the knackers.

She was a founding Fellow of Green College, Oxford

Of which Dafydd’s enormous umbrella Lord John Walton, the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne – whom the Dame knew – was Warden, 1983-89. See previous posts.

and she was awarded the Jenner medal of the Royal Society of Health. She wrote papers on ward design, women in medicine, general practice, community hospitals, and individuals requiring security.

The Dame was probably personally advising Dafydd’s gang on the security required by me, it is certainly not impossible. Particularly with Professors Mark Williams and Tom Burns being given Chairs in Cunning at Oxford University after finding out what Dafydd was up to and had done to me in particular. See previous posts…

In an era when many doctors were suspended,

Top Docs are rarely suspended

usually for whistle-blowing

Except for whistleblowers

Rue suspended only one, a man who was subsequently imprisoned for sexually assaulting children…

In the light of how many Top Docs were involved in a huge trafficking ring with which the Dame worked and kept quiet about, I suggest that someone reopens the case of this Top Doc who was imprisoned. He could well have been fitted up by the Dame, in the way that a series of attempts were made by people known to the Dame to fit me up for very serious offences which would have seen me in prison for years had the efforts of Dafydd et al not constantly blown up in their faces as a result of their own fuckwittery. If a ‘service’ has been colonised by serious organised crime, it will not be the criminals who are convicted, it will be those whom the criminals want to ensure will never be listened to again. One very effective way of dong that is to fit them up for sexual assaults on children. It was done in north Wales and I know of cases. It was/is the MO of Dafydd’s gang, but it was difficult for them to do that with me because I’m female and I don’t look gruesome and wear a shell suit a la Vicky Pollard, so other allegations had to be made.

She was respected and loved,

Translate as ‘loathed, but she could really cause us problems…’

and always understated her achievements.

Which is why she was called DAME.

After her retirement in 1988, she was President of the BMA for a year, Vice-President of the Alzheimer’s Society, Chairman of the Wyndham Housing Association in Oxford and of the Margaret Pyke Trust, which is concerned with family planning and sexual health.

Understating her achievements all the way, as the DAME made the tea and emptied the bins. Why am I not surprised that the Dame was concerned with family planning and sexual health at a time when police investigations were beginning right across the country into sex abuse rings targeting kids in care? A Lady Doctor who had dedicated her career to Empowering other Wimmin! Who had some very unsavoury colleagues that she never raised any concerns about, although she knew the sort of things that they did because one of them punched an Indian man in the face for daring to have sex with a White Lady. I have known a lot of Lady Doctors of the Dame’s ilk. They are called ‘accessories’. Their role as accessories was known to the police but no patients were warned.

 

Chitra ‘became the first woman and first South Asian (“Asian” in British English) to head the BBC’. It’s just as well that Chitra’s wiki entry explains that South Asians are ‘Asians’ in British English, because now the other Trustees can do what Ruth Deech did to Merfyn when he stated that the BBC shouldn’t deal in racial or ethnic stereotypes; Ruth banged on about how when Ruth thinks of Wales she thinks of chapels, valleys, singing, Snowdonia and those Welsh women’s hats which are like witches hats with the top cut off, which were never worn by any mainstream Welsh women, they were an invention – along with the rest of the Welsh women’s national dress – of Lady Llanover, who insisted that her servants dressed up in that gear. However, plastic versions of the hats can be purchased from the shops in Rhyl in the summer if Ruth Deech would like one. Ruth Deech got her Welsh stereotypes muddled up, they were an interesting mix of north, south and west Wales. So I need to warn the BBC that ‘Asian’ covers Chinese people as well as people like Chitra.

Baroness Ruth Deech wearing the National Dress of Gresham Professors of Law:

 

Chitra was born in Madurai – not in China Ruth!! – and has lived in the UK since 1972. She was educated at Ewart School, Madras and Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, qualifying as a Top Doc before moving to the UK in 1972. Between 1981 and 2000, Chitra was consultant clinical haematologist at Belfast City Hospital and was Deputy Director of the N Ireland Blood Transfusion Service. She was elected to the GMC in 1999 where she served on a number of panels including Chair of the Fitness to Practise Adjudication Panels.

In the early 1970s, the GMC allowed Dr Morris Fraser, a paedophile child psychiatrist to continue practising. Fraser later sexually assaulted children. Fraser was involved with Kincora Boys’ Home and then left N Ireland to work at Springfield Hospital (the mental health unit linked to St George’s Hospital Medical School) and UCL. Chitra was working as a Top Doc in the UK when the GMC let Fraser practice, although Chitra was not on the GMC at the time.

Chitra was on the GMC and concerned with Fitness to Practice hearings when I made complaints to the GMC about Dr Tony Roberts of the Hergest Unit and his colleague Dr Andy Jones. Roberts had ordered my key worker off of my case against both my and the key worker’s wishes and had appointed himself my Top Doctor although I told him clearly that I did not want him as a Top Doctor. Roberts ordered every other Top Doc not to treat me. In response to me phoning the out of hours GP service one night, the GP contacted the service and ordered them to do ‘Do Nothing’, although the GP had told Roberts that I was ‘suicidal ++++’. I didn’t receive that documentation until years later, all I knew was that a very nice Lady Doctor (yes she was nice amazingly enough) had told me that she would make enquiries and do her best to help but when I phoned back later as requested, a Rude Bastard answered, told me ‘she’s not here, she’s gone, good bye’ and slammed the phone down on me. I now have the documentation compiled by the Rude Bastard. He documented that I had ring back and he had told me that the other GP wasn’t available – although she was just leaving the building when I rang – and that I could always contact Tony Roberts and that the ‘call was then over’. The Rude Bastard is a lay preacher as well as a GP in the Caernarfon area.

While under Tony Roberts’s ‘care’ I was violently assaulted by three healthcare assistants and an Angel and injured. I was prevented from reporting the assault to the police and was kept in a locked ward until the bruises faded. I was then arrested on the orders of Roberts for ‘threatening to kill’ an NHS manager. Eight NHS staff perjured themselves but the charges were withdrawn on the first day of my trial nearly two years later, by which time I had lost my home and my job.

Tony Roberts’s colleague Andy Jones had been my neighbour for a number of years. I knew Andy to be violent and that his previous partner had left him because of this, taking their son and had denied Andy access to him. Andy had remarried and had two young children. Tony Roberts told me that as well as Roberts being my doctor, Andy would be as well. I told Roberts that I did not want Andy as my doctor and furthermore Andy had been my neighbour for years, he couldn’t be my doctor. Roberts quacked at me that Andy was my doctor whether I wanted it or not and waddled off. I later found out that Andy had documented upon my records that I had set fire to the hospital. I have never set fire to anywhere.

I subsequently made representation to the GMC – while Chitra was sitting on it – about Roberts and Andy. The GMC wrote to Ysbyty Gwynedd and received a letter from Keith Thomson, the CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust telling them that he had no concerns about Roberts or Andy and that I had made ‘outrageous allegations’ about the staff. The GMC refused to investigate. Years later my lawyer found a forged document in the possession of the GMC purporting to be a letter from me about Roberts and Jones. See post ‘The General Medical Council and Yet Another Forged Document’.

Andy Jones subsequently left his job at Ysbyty Gwynedd after he attacked his wife so violently that she was sectioned as a result of her distress. His children were taken into care on the grounds of serious neglect. I was told by a neighbour that Andy was working as a Top Doc in the US. Andy was finally removed from the Medical Register years later not long before I left Wales, after I told a GP that I knew about Andy’s violence and I knew that he had now lost access to three of his children because of it, that I had documentation demonstrating that the GMC and Ysbyty Gwynedd had known that he was violent and a danger to patients for years and that I would publish this. The GP told me that he would ring the GMC himself.

Ysbyty Gwynedd knew that Andy was unsuitable for employment before he went to Guy’s to begin his medical degree. He spent a year working as a porter at Ysbyty Gwynedd and during that time he was caught on a number of occasions having sex with other staff on hospital premises, during working hours. Andy’s brother worked in the Dept of Psychology at Bangor University and he knew Dafydd. I have been told that Andy was given that place at Guy’s in yet another ‘deal’ to buy the silence of people who knew what had happened to me back in the 1980s re Gwynne the lobotomist and Dafydd.

As for Tony Roberts, so many of his female patients killed themselves that it showed up as a statistical outlier; the highest rate of suicide among women in England and Wales outside of Camden. No-one could understand it because it was a rural area without the usual indicators for suicide. Except that Tony fucking Roberts was there. I was told by another mental health professional that Roberts was incapable of recognising illness or depression in women, he just told them all that they had borderline personality disorders and refused to treat them. They killed themselves in great numbers. Roberts was clinical director of the Hergest Unit. The death rate soared, there were complaints made to the Secretary of State for Wales and patients were even found dead on the wards. Still Roberts was not investigated.

Two very dangerous men Chitra. As a former President of the Medical Women’s Federation while there were demands for a public inquiry into the abuse of children in north Wales and while Dafydd and the gang perjured themselves, forged documentation and planted evidence in their efforts to have me imprisoned, could you explain why a few years later you popped you dreadful little head up at the GMC, where ONCE MORE you protected two members of a trafficking gang?

In 1996 – the year that William Hague announced the Waterhouse Inquiry – Bharucha moved into positions in the media industry, serving on the BBC Broadcasting Council for Northern Ireland until 1999. Chitra was there until just before Ronnie Waterhouse published the cover-up into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, which was linked to the abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home. In April 2001 Chitra was appointed as the N Ireland member of the Independent Television Commission, where she served until December 2003 when the ITC was subsumed into Ofcom and she became a member of the ASA Council in November 2004.

There’s nothing like a safe pair of hands is there Chitra?

In April 2002, Bharucha was appointed Chair of the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs for the Food Standards Agency. I really don’t think that Chitra should even be let loose with the animals’ grub. She hasn’t got a very sound track record where Risk Assessment is concerned has she. Chitra is probably the person who OK’d the feeding of dead chickens ground up and mixed with other feed to be fed to chickens and similar practices.

In 2006 Chitra was appointed Lay Member of the Review Body for Judicial Complaints. Surely the appointment of Chitra as the first Woman Top Doc who is a Law Lord cannot be far away?

In October 2006, Bharucha was appointed as Vice Chairman of the BBC Trust. She was to be the Deputy to Michael Grade, the then BBC Chairman. Grade resigned soon after the formation of the Trust on 1 November 2006 and Bharucha became the Acting BBC Chairman, a position that she held until Sir Michael Lyons took over the Chairmanship on 1 May 2007. Bharucha stood down from her role as Vice Chairman of the Trust on 31 October 2010.

In the summer of 1985, Michael Grade and his mate Samuel Brittan, Leon Brittan’s brother, demanded that my friend’s head should roll when she was working at the Edinburgh Fringe’s box office and she refused to do a fiddle to bag Samuel Brittan a ticket and accommodation after the tickets had sold out and all accommodation was fully booked. Leon Brittan was Home Secretary at the time and Brown, I and our friends were under surveillance by the security services, because by that time, my battles with Dafydd’s gang had got out of hand. My friend’s mum and dad had been giving me advice re Dafydd’s gang, because they were health and social care professionals themselves. Then along came Michael Grade… My friend and the man whom she later married did begin careers in the media but they found gangsters after them and they were both forced out of the media in the early 1990s. See previous posts eg. ‘The Turn Of The Screw’. My friends had been at Stirling University with Jack McConnell, who later became FM of Scotland, who I have been told was behind much of the grief that my friends received. See previous posts.

Gordon Brown is pals with Jack McConnell and has been for years. Gordon was very nice to Jack, although he really hated some of Jack’s militant mates. See previous posts. Gordon Brown is married to Sarah, who was previously Sarah Macaulay. Sarah met Gordon via her PR company Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications, which did a lot of work for the Labour Party and trade unions. Sarah established Hobsbawm Macaulay with her friend from Camden School for Girls, Julia Hobsbawm. Julia’s dad Eric was a Marxist historian who, although a Commie himself, supported the Labour Party and unbelievably, the Windbag. Julia ended up as a friends of the PM’s wife! The Hobsbawm’s main residence was in Camden, but they had a second home in Croesor in Gwynedd. Croesor was the centre of the Welsh Bloomsbury Set, a group of radicals, activists on the left and intellectuals who had second homes in the area throughout the middle years of the 20th century. They congregated there because of the presence of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, who’s wife Amabel was a member of the Strachey family and of course the presence of Bertrand Russell nearby. The main residences of the Welsh Bloomsbury Set were usually in London, often Camden. See posts g. ‘The Village’, ‘The Vermin Club’ and ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’.

The Welsh Bloomsbury Set knew what Gwynne and Dafydd were up to and a number of them made use of their services. Some of them were involved with sexual exploitation and abuse themselves and many more were protecting people who were because they were their friends or relations. They were able to do this very effectively because so many of them were influential well-connected people, including Top Docs, analysts, politicians, writers, journos, lawyers etc.

Merfyn Jones, who later became VC of Bangor University, grew up in the area and his parents ran a pub, the Brondanw Arms, which they rented from Sir Clough’s estate. See previous posts. Merfyn had witnessed Dafydd and Gwynne’s reign of terror at first hand and knew what it was all about: the Westminster Paedophile Ring. That is the reason why so many of those we know and love had a problem with Merfyn.  Now fuck off gwerin, Top Doctors, Miranda, Gordon and everyone else who threw mud at Merfyn and helped hound him out of public life, you have been party to the most dreadful criminality past and present and it has now been exposed on this blog. That is what you get for coming after me you bastards, don’t ever try it again. I’m not as polite as Merfyn and furthermore I spent years witnessing the crimes of your powerbase – the Top Doctors. And then I got my paws on 10,000 documents detailing an even greater conspiracy that I realised…

I’m digging into the Hutton Inquiry at the moment Miranda. I note that the trouble all kicked off when Merfyn was a BBC Guv’nor and gave me that place to do a PhD at Bangor University…

You are a metropolitan twat Miranda, don’t ever underestimate a bumpkin or a sheepshagger…

 

Baroness Ilora Finlay was the President of the Medical Women’s Federation, 2001-02. The Baroness was also appointed President of the BMA in 2014, when the Macur Review, the cover-up of the cover-up which was the Waterhouse Inquiry, began.

Ilora Gillian Finlay, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, (born 23 February 1949) is an Independent crossbencher in the Lords. Ilora is the only daughter of Professor Charles Beaumont Benoy Downman. Professor Charles Downman was a Prof of Physiology at London University, who served in the RAMC, completed his PhD at Tommy’s and held senior academic posts at the Royal Free Hospital.

Ilora married Andrew Yule Finlay in 1972, with whom she has two children. She is a past President of the Royal Society of Medicine, just like the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Ilora is a Professor of Palliative Medicine at Cardiff University School of Medicine and consultant at the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. Cardiff University, particularly the School of Medicine, formerly known as the Welsh National School of Medicine, has for decades concealed serious criminality, including Dafydd’s gang and George Thomas’s sex offending. The two Mr Bigs at Cardiff who concealed organised sexual abuse were Professor Sir William Asscher, who was called to cover the crap at St George’s when Professor Oliver Brooke, their lead paediatrician, was jailed for child porn in 1986 (see post ‘Oliver!’) and Professor Kenneth Rawnsley, Prof of Psychological Medicine at Cardiff. Rawnsley’s wife Dr Elinor Kapp was a child psychiatrist who also concealed organised abuse. See previous posts.

Tony Francis trained with Rawnsley and I have been told that Tony Francis and Baroness Ilora knew each other. Ilora bagged her peerage in 2001, the year following the publication of the Waterhouse Report. That was also the year in which LADY Finlay was appointed President of the Medical Women’s Federation!

Baroness Finlay was appointed a consultant in 1987, the year in which Dafydd, Tony Francis et al hatched an elaborate plan to frame me and have me imprisoned shortly after the June 1987 General Election, but it unravelled when a police officer and nursing officer didn’t tell as many lies as were required (see post ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How many Kids Did You Kill Today?’). In 1987 Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane took pity on Oliver Brooke and ordered Ollie’s early release from prison, just before the General Election (see post ‘Oliver!’). Finlay was named Welsh Woman of the Year, 1996-97. Women who’ve helped the paedophile gang often bag that award, it went to Professor Judy Hutchings one year, a clinical psychologist who spent years working with Dafydd’s gang and invented a parenting programme, ‘Incredible Years’, which was yet another way that people who were suffering at the hands of the gang could be blamed for their own problems. See previous posts.

In 2008 Finlay secured the ‘Woman Peer of the Year’ award. I expect Ruth Deech has won that as well. It’ll be the Baroness of Ely’s turn soon.

The Baroness Finlay has not been able to explain why palliative care is still so bad, including in Cardiff, what with her having been a Professor of it for such a long time. As for the Velindre Centre, that was a favourite destination of the meathead Rhodri Morgan for his photo opps, ‘ooh here’s Rhodri with the Angels and Docs at the Velindre Centre!’ Previous posts discuss some of the less well-publicised problems re the Velindre Centre.

In 2003 the Baroness proposed a bill to ban smoking in public buildings in Wales, three years before it was eventually implemented. The Baroness, Mark Drakeford and Julie Morgan, Rhodri’s wife, all have a big problem with other people smoking. Smoking isn’t a good idea, but I do wish that the Baroness, Julie and Drakeford, all of whom worked with people involved with sexual abuse and exploitation and serious criminality, would become as exercised about that as they did about smoking.

In 2007, Lady Finlay introduced a private members bill seeking to change the current system of organ donation from ‘opt in’ to ‘opt out’. Wales has now adopted the ‘opt out’ system, which as I have discussed previously on the blog has a terrifying potential in a nation with an endemically corrupt NHS staffed by people involved with serious organised crime. 

In March 2010, Baroness Finlay sponsored the Sunbeds (Regulation) Bill as it reached the House of Lords for scrutiny. With just weeks before the forthcoming General Election, Baroness Finlay took the MP Julie Morgan’s private members bill through its final stages, to Royal Assent. Rhodri boasted about this in his autobiography, he thinks it’s why Lilibet was so impressed with Julie on the day that they met Lilibet when Lilibet did her ‘Have you come far?’ bit. ‘Only from south Wales, where the Baronesses Finlay and of Ely live like Royalty, along with the Morgans, while everyone else is in’t shoebox in’t middle of t’road being lectured about fucking sunbeds, while the Top Docs preside over the worst mortality rates in Europe, run a trafficking gang and flog class A drugs.’

Baroness Finlay is a Co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, which brings together parliamentarians committed to tackling CO poisoning. Lady Finlay also Chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dying Well, which promotes palliative care… Her pal Tony Francis was one of the lead consultant psychiatrists in a region with one of the highest rates of suicide in the UK.

Finlay is a Vice President of Marie Curie (an organisation with a serious work-place bullying problem), Patron of the Trussell Trust’s foodbank network in Wales – Wales has some of the highest poverty levels in the UK, but the Baroness, the Morgans and the Francis’s haven’t experienced this themselves – and the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Ilora Finlay is also Patron of Student Volunteering Cardiff. She was a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, a collection of pompous paedophiles’ friends who bestow honours upon each other and is a Member of its inaugural Council. Ilora is Patron of the charidee Students for Kids International Projects. In 2017, she was appointed one of two Patrons of the Royal Microscopic Society, the other being fellow member of the Lords, Baroness Brown of Cambridge. 

In March 2015, Finlay was awarded the Grassroots Diplomat Initiative Honouree for her ‘vigorous championing’ to improving the care of dying patients. The ironies never stop. Did Finlay hear about the circumstances under which Ann Clwyd’s husband died in the University Hospital in Cardiff? Ann Clwyd and her husband were Of Dafydd as well, even they don’t get a dignified death now that Dying is the remit of Ilora Finlay. 

The Baroness’s old friend Tony Francis killed himself in 2012, after Operation Pallial re-opened the investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. I was told that he hung himself. So the Baroness of Palliative Care didn’t ensure that Francis went out painlessly or with dignity then…

 

Now for the Lady Doctor who served as President of the Medical Women’s Federation, 1966-67, back when Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson was Minister of Health and  also working cheek by jowl with Dafydd in MIND and undoubtedly knew that his Ministry was facilitating a paedophile/trafficking ring. It was Josephine Barnes.

Dame Alice Josephine Mary Taylor Barnes (18 August 1912 – 28 December 1999), was the first female president of the BMA, 1979-80. That was the year in which Dafydd illegally imprisoned Mary Wynch. Mary sued, she won, her case made legal history and there was not a word from a Top Doctor, Lady, Man or Hermaphrodite.

Josephine Barnes was born in 1912, the eldest of five. She was born in Sheringham, Norfolk and educated at Oxford High School and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. Barnes then studied medicine at UCL. When WW II started Barnes was appointed to a post at the Samaritan Hospital. From 1947 she ran a mobile obstetric team from UCH. Barnes was the first woman consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Charing Cross Hospital, appointed in 1954. Her colleagues in the Dept of Psychiatry there were part of the trafficking ring and also did some terrible things in the Gender Identity Clinic (see previous post). Barnes will have known about the GIC clinic not only because it was famous, but because of the overlap with gynaecology.

Barnes was also Chairman of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital Appeal Trust, President of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (known since 1994 as the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health), 1977-95 and President of the Royal British Nurses’ Association.

Top Doctors are often to be found heading organisations of healthcare professionals who are not Top Docs, which is curious because these professional groups are hostile to each other. I suspect that the presence of a Top Doctor is welcomed because they have a lot more clout than Angels, but the downside is that the Top Doc would then start calling the shots… The Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Dafydd’s friend and protector Lord John Walton, had nothing but contempt for anyone who was not a Top Doc but he acquired high office with the occupational therapists professional association. Walton arrived in that position when it was clear that the one whistleblower employed in the NHS in Gwynedd was not going to be intimidated out of his job; that whistleblower was a senior occupational therapist. He developed MS and found that the neurologist at Ysbyty Gwynedd was hostile and worse than useless. John Walton was a neurologist, neurosurgeon and a psychiatrist. John Walton knew Gwynne the lobotomist and Walton really will not have wanted anyone at all working in north Wales who was listening to patients and raising concerns. The whistleblowing occupational therapist was presenting a problem in Gwynedd, because he had a different line manager who was not Of The Gang, so the Bastard arrived at the top of the whistleblower’s professional association, no doubt waiting for a complaint of professional misconduct that was under development…

Between 1995 and 1996, Barnes was President of the History of Medicine Society at the Royal Society of Medicine. My post ‘The Wrong Set’ discussed how Top Doctors involved with colleagues who were facilitating abuse or indeed doing so themselves, began turning themselves into Historians of Medicine when police investigations were being launched into the organised child abuse in the 1980s. Dafydd’s colleagues in north Wales began rewriting history in the early 1990s. I note that Barnes became President of the History of Medicine Society the year that her colleagues at St George’s Geoffrey Chamberlain and Malcolm Pearce were in the media again. This was as a result of the research fraud scandal in which they had been previously named resulting in Malcolm appearing before the GMC and being struck off in the summer of 1995. Chamberlain’s name was on the journal article of lies as well, but Chamberlain wasn’t even investigated by the GMC, he gave evidence against Malcolm.

Chamberlain was friends with Sir George Pinker, the Royal Gynaecologist who delivered William and Harry and had celebs as his patients including Cilla, so Chamberlain couldn’t appear before the GMC. Josephine Barnes knew Chamberlain and Oinker. When Chamberlain retired from the NHS in 2000, he was given a job at Swansea University – Chamberlain was posh Welsh, he went to Llandaff Cathedral School – lecturing in the History of Medicine. Just in time for the publication of the Waterhouse Report… Rhodri Morgan’s family effectively ran Swansea University… See previous posts.

Then:

Photograph portrait of Josephine Barnes. Wellcome L0004409.jpg

Years Later:

Appearing on TV discussion programme ‘After Dark’ in 1997. Arrogant sneer and glare still intact…

Josephine Barnes was also a Friend of the English Pocket Opera Company and a Guardian of Westminster Abbey. She was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, of which was she sometime Vice-President.

Josephine Barnes’s obituary appears on the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online:

b.18 August 1912 d.28 December 1999
DBE(1974) BA Oxon(1934) MA BM BCh(1937) FRCS(1939) DM(1941) FRCOG(1952) FRCP(1967) Hon FRCPI(1977) Hon MD Liverpool(1979) Hon DSc Leicester(1980) Hon MD Southampton(1981) Hon DSc Oxon(1990) Hon FRCOG(1994)

Dame Josephine Barnes ranked among the leading obstetricians and gynaecologists of her generation. Outstanding clinical credentials and drive took her to a top teaching hospital appointment, against the grain of male selection, in the 1950s.

It won’t just have been outstanding clinical credentials, Barnes really will have been ruthless and insensitive to have withstood the aggro.

A combination of expertise, glamour and fine advocacy of better women’s reproductive health care soon led to national celebrity,

It was because she was a young woman working in that field, a novelty.

while on the international stage she became a renowned contributor to gynaecological academies and conferences. In 1979 she became the 139th, and first woman, president of the British Medical Association. Membership of three national committees of inquiry further added to her stature.

Josephine was a safe pair of hands. She was at daggers drawn with many colleagues and received no favours from them as a young doctor, but she was never ever going to break ranks and risk the very dangerous ship sinking.

Her fine teaching of clinical students at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, London, was as meticulous as her surgery and the basis of influential textbooks. It is said that she operated with the incisiveness of Beecham beginning a Schubert symphony.

Top Docs love making comments like this. It reminds them that they are not just Clever Doctors, but they are Cultured as well. Excuse me while I read my latest ‘Take a Break’.

Josephine Barnes had a warm pride in her Yorkshire ancestry. In industriousness, she identified closely with an impressive line of Taylor forebears from which her mother emanated. Her great grandfather, John Francis Taylor, had been a captain of Victorian commerce in York, a founding director of a bank and insurance company, and pioneering chairman of York’s gas and electricity companies. To this family, her mother, Alice Mary née Ibbotson, one of the earliest women accorded fellowship of the Royal College of Organists, added musical distinction.

A Grand Family with loyalties to Savile Central.

Brought up in Exeter, Scarborough and Oxford, the first of five children, Josephine Barnes attended schools along the path of her father’s, the Reverend Walter W Barnes’, Methodist ministry.

Read eg. ‘There’s Methodism In This Madness’ and ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’ for discussion of the Methodist network which was involved in the Westminster Paedophile Ring, particularly the Wales arm of it… Not all Methodists were involved, as with Top Docs some will have been horrified, but like medicine, it was group identity and reputation at stake.

Within the exceptional, self-directed learning ambience of Oxford High School for Girls in the 1920s, she took up science, decided on a career in medicine and rejected her family’s long-treasured Methodism stretching back to Wesley.

She will have still been loyal to them even if she wasn’t a practising Methodist.

The hockey skills that were to bring her three Oxford blues also began to develop. As a medical student at Oxford she read natural sciences, before transferring to University College Hospital (UCH) Medical School, London, for clinical training. The beginnings of her surgical career were in the Oxford anatomy department and the tuition of dissection demonstrator Alice Carleton, which propelled her to the primary fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons at 22.

Having trained in surgery at Oxford, Barnes will have known Sir Charles Evans, the Top Doc who served as Principal of UCNW for the best part of 30 years until 1984. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’

First class honours in physiology at Oxford and a Goldschmid scholarship for clinical studies added to this early distinction. Fastidious commitment distinguished her medical school career at UCH. Intent on becoming a first-rate clinician and aware of the gender bias then operating against women in medicine, she strove to outclass male contemporaries. But it was not all work and no play: she still managed to read two novels a week, play hockey for a London University team and sing with the London Philharmonic Choir, occasionally under the direction of Sir Thomas Beecham and once under the German musician and composer, Wilhelm Furtwängler.

Barnes will have been able and hardworking, but when she trained, medicine was definitely not as onerous for students as it later became.

She accumulated clinical competence on the firms of Sir Francis Walshe, Sir John McNee, Wilfrid Trotter, Julian Taylor and Clifford White. These were the 1930s – heydays of UCH teaching. The brilliant young registrar Max Rosenheim (later Lord) assisted her early diagnostic skills. Assisting him, she watched “the miraculous first use of Prontosil at UCH”.

Prontosil is Sulphonamide, one of the miracles that Beryl Corner used as detailed earlier in this post. Lord Max Rosenheim went to Shrewsbury School, which is where Sir Charles Evans the Principal of UCNW went to school, then to St John’s College Cambridge and then to UCH. Ronnie Waterhouse went to St John’s College Cambridge and was an enthusiastic networker among the alumni.

Josephine Barnes qualified in 1937, with UCH medals and prizes and keenly focused on a career in obstetrics and gynaecology, a disciple of “the finest tutor” of her training, Francis ‘F J’ Browne, the principal architect of modern hospitalised maternity care. She intended following Browne’s footsteps in advancing antenatal care and safety of childbirth.

The first steps were the trickiest. She ran into male prejudice at UCH in trying to secure the house officer appointments needed on the hospital career ladder. Her first application for a medical house job fell flat, and she needed to divert to the King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, for surgical experience. Eventually, at UCH she was taken on to the firm of physicians Andrew Morland and John Hawksley and, as a result of Morland’s teaching, became interested in tuberculosis, leading to her 1941 Oxford DM research on TB and pregnancy. Finally, in the months leading up to the Second World War, she fulfilled her ambition to gain a house job in the obstetrics unit of the UCH and qualified MRCP.

She qualified FRCS in 1939 and, advised by the BMA, abandoned thoughts of military service to serve on ‘the home front’,

Even Josephine was being contained by the establishment to which she was so loyal.

filling in for hospital doctors who had been called up. She spent six months as a house surgeon at the Samaritan Hospital for Women, Marylebone, then six months as a resident medical officer at nearby Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital, maintaining high quality maternity care amidst the worst horrors of the London Blitz.

No, the maternity care at the time wasn’t ‘high quality’, it was basic, there was a bloody war on.

She filled a vacancy in the Nuffield obstetrics and gynaecology department at Oxford’s Radcliffe Hospital in 1941, working as first assistant to Chassar Moir, the revered discoverer of ergometrine. In addition to surgical lists and teaching Oxford’s first intake of clinical students, she took charge of the emergency maternity annexe set up at Ruskin College for women evacuated from the industrial towns of the south coast. In this Oxford year she qualified as a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Securing the first assistant’s post at F J Browne’s professorial unit took her back to UCH at the beginning of 1942, where, with the staff depleted by military service, she also took took up registrar duties. Her career had begun gaining momentum of a kind possible only in wartime

Particularly for women. The blokes weren’t there to be given priority.

and, swept off her feet by junior UCH house officer Brian Warren, she added marriage to her CV in 1942, before his departure on Army service.

She was to combine marriage, motherhood, senior hospital appointments and research with renowned efficiency.

It wasn’t all a roaring success, as we shall see…

In 1942 she began a 500-case study of the credentials of pethidine as an obstetrics analgesic. Soon after becoming a mother, late in 1943, she embarked on a parallel study investigating and eventually contradicting the view that pregnancy increased women’s long-term risks of hypertension. She also inaugurated a UCH study of postnatal diuresis.

The years 1945 to 1947 were pivotal and career advancing. She slimmed down her commitments at UCH to take on locum consultant duties at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital, Marylebone, and appointments as visiting gynaecological surgeon at the Marie Curie Hospital, Hampstead, and Hospital for Women, Soho Square. In addition, she set up in private practice in Wimpole Street and began serving on national committees of the Family Planning Association and National Birthday Trust Fund, also as volunteer obstetrician to the Annie McCall Maternity Home charity in Stockwell.

Josephine Barnes will have treated patients who were the victims of sexual assault and abuse, including very young patients. She was also treating the privileged people who had colluded with this or had been party to it. Barnes was treating patients from across the whole spectrum of London life.

Jeffrey Archer worked as a fundraiser for the National Birthday Trust after he graduated from Oxford. See post ‘Tuppence and His Fragrant Wife’.

She also began forging links with obstetricians and gynaecologists on the Continent, with contributions to conferences in France, Belgium and Spain, and membership of the Société Française de Gynécologie in 1946, the first of many international academic bonds.

Her appointment as obstetrics and gynaecology consultant on the staff of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in 1947 coincided with the retirement from UCH of her greatest mentor, F J Browne, and the arrival of C W C Nixon as professor, with whom she had a less satisfactory association. Nixon sacking her in 1953, to make way for a prestigious research associate, Cicely Williams of kwashiorkor fame, was a massive blow. This injustice Barnes, now a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and mother of three, brilliantly transcended in becoming the first female consultant at London’s Charing Cross Hospital in 1954, “while the Nixon-Williams association yielded little”.

So Barnes, despite being so impressive, was kicked out unfairly and dealt with it in the way that people do when they know that they are dealing with a hideous system that is so loaded against them, indeed corrupt; she had a bloody good laugh at the lack of achievement at those who shafted her.

Good evening gwerin and Top Docs! I hope that you are enjoying my blog, which I am delighted to say has built up one hell of a readership…

With this teaching hospital appointment, Josephine Barnes joined the front-rank of obstetrics and gynaecology specialists and began a tour de force quarter century of colossal clinical distinction and eminent advocacy of better women’s reproductive welfare. In 23 years at Charing Cross she never had an operating death. She was a meticulous operator, “spilling little blood, needing little use of diathermy”. And throughout these years she continued on the staff of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital, which she would save from closure in the 1970s and as visiting surgeon at the Marie Curie Hospital, with additional lists at UCH, where she operated on private patients. The publicity her illustrious career attracted and the keen judgement she wielded made her a leading ambassador of family planning and she was an invaluable supporter of David Steel’s Abortion Bill of 1967.

David Steel’s success with his Abortion Bill was the result of the usual dirty dealing and blackmailing of Top Docs and politicians who had been involved in wrongdoing. The Top Docs didn’t back Steel’s bill out of the goodness of their hearts, most of them were still opposed to abortion in 1967, but some key Top Docs had their arms twisted and thus lent their support to the bill and ordered the minions to follow their lead. See previous posts…

She had seen too many victims of back street abortionists not to want legislative change, but, after successfully campaigning with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for termination to be within the first 24 weeks of pregnancy, would later regard this as six weeks too long. Her memoirs talk of massive discomfort in undertaking abortion at any stage.

Barnes might well have experienced massive discomfort in undertaking abortion, many Top Docs do. But Josephine Barnes knew that her colleagues at Tommy’s were performing illegal abortions on demand pre-1967 for a fee while turning away women without the money, knowing that those women would risk their lives with an illegal abortion;  she also knew that Sir Dugald Baird in Aberdeen was unlawfully aborting babies of low income families because he didn’t think that Poor People should breed. See previous posts.

She served on the Royal Commission on Medical Education, 1965-68, became an FRCP (a qualification denied her during the presidency of Lord Russell Brain)

Barnes did know that this was not a system based on merit or fair play.

and began long service on the boards of the Royal Free Hospital, the Medical Women’s Federation and Medical Defence Union

The Royal Free which was run by mates of Dafydd’s and offered Duncan Orme a place on the NHS management training scheme in return for his silence about Gwynne the lobotomist and the trafficking gang, which Orme had witnessed while he had been the SU Welfare Officer at UCNW in the mid-1980s (see previous posts). During the 1980s, there were public protests outside of the Royal Free by women who were so angry after their bad childbirth experiences there. There were many, many complaints.

The MDU who knowingly supplied Top Docs involved in very serious crime with advice as to how to prosecute their victims, even when it involved the Top Docs committing perjury and requesting the imprisonment of the victims of their criminality…

in addition to chairing the medical committees of the Marie Curie and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson hospitals, and examining for the universities of Oxford, London and Belfast, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Conjoint Board of Royal Medical Colleges. Examining took her to Africa, Australia and the Caribbean.

An international network. We’re the paedophiles’ friends and you can’t get us…

International travels, advising and lecturing, took her to more than 20 countries in the course of her long career, “in the interests of better women’s medical welfare”, while in Britain she built an incomparable record of commitment to sexual health charities and agencies in this field, including the Family Planning Association, Women’s National Cancer Control Campaign, and the National Associations of Family Planning Doctors, Family Planning Nurses, and Chartered Physiotherapists in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, over which she presided for 20 years.

Josephine Barnes knew about those trafficking rings. ‘We’re the paedophiles’ friends, we are absolutely everywhere, we control everything and if you begin to publish accounts of our wrongdoing, we’ll become historians and rewrite history.’

Before compulsory retirement from the NHS in 1977, when she felt at her peak and still managing 60 hour weeks, she served on the Lane Committee on the Working of the Abortion Act (from 1971 to 1973)

Barnes knew that until about 1990, all women in north Wales were being unlawfully refused NHS abortions by a conspiracy of Top Docs, who instead were happy to refer them on demand in return for a fee to a dangerous private abortionist in Chester. She knew that women who didn’t have the fee would be referred to Dafydd ‘for assessment’ and knew that they still wouldn’t be offered an NHS abortion. Barnes also knew where all those disappearing babies went. See eg. ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’.

Barnes kept schtum about these matters until she died, throughout every investigation, public inquiry and media debate.

had the honour of becoming a DBE and vice president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1974, and only missed being elected president in the following year by one vote – “a moment of rare dejection”.

The President of the Royal College in 1974-75 was Sir Stanley Clayton. Clayton was one of the posh old Top Doctors of the genre who were always appointed President at the time. A few years later, Sir George Pinker, the Royal Gynaecologist, served as President. Josephine knew him as well as all the other posh old Top Docs of that era.

But the decade would close on a high note, when she became the first women president of the BMA, with membership of the Warnock Committee on In Vitro Fertilisation and Human Embryology following in its wake (1982 from 1984).

It is now clear that the Warnock Committee did not in any way protect patients from dangerous unscrupulous Top Docs. Mary Warnock had no idea of the sort of things that they were doing, but Dame Josephine knew. She just didn’t tell Mary Warnock. No-one ever asked why Dame Josephine hadn’t piped up when the scams and distressed patients began to emerge…

She continued in private practice until 1995, although delegating surgery from 1987, “a colossal wrench after a career spanning about 80,000 operations”. The deep satisfaction of fine surgery, like the immense joy of midwifery and successes of her children (Penny, Amanda and Anthony), helped overcome the hurt of a broken marriage. She was divorced in 1964 and her former husband went on to become a prestigious private practitioner and was knighted in 1974.

Dame Josephine’s ex was one hell of a Top Doc as we shall see. Her marriage was the first thing that didn’t live up to the Superwoman myth.

“A long life of clinical and social service, revealing to me every shade of what Balzac called the human condition, was a stunning privilege from end to end” is how Dame Josephine concluded her memoirs in 1999″

Social service to the most privileged members of society, including some involved in serious organised crime. A huge cheating exercise on their victims.

The Guardian’s obituary for Josephine was wonderful:

Dame Josephine Barnes, who has died at the age of 87, demurred at being called a feminist,

She would have probably given anyone who asked her if she was one a mouthful.

but devoted her vigorous and distinguished career to the cause of women’s medicine.

No, she devoted her career to the cause of her own career in medicine.

Her death robs us of a neatly built, ever courteous combatant for improved infant mortality, a woman’s right to choose abortion, contraception, and better cancer care for women.

Unless they lived in north Wales. Or were kids in care. Or psych patients. Or disabled. Or had little money. The cock-ups experienced by female private patients at the hands of some of London’s finest Top Docs also tells us that Josephine wasn’t always there to fight on behalf of well-to-do women.

Dame Josephine Barnes – a combatant for the rights of those who had more power than nearly anyone else on the planet!

Her firm belief that women should have their own hospital brought her from retirement to the forefront of a protest march to Downing Street, when Margaret Thatcher, whose party she supported, threatened to close the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson hospital, in north London.

The saga over the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was, like the case of Wendy Savage, portrayed by the media as a Women’s Choice Battle. It was in reality, like Wendy Savage, a scrap between Top Doctors. See previous posts for an account of the battle over the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

She was born in Norfolk and christened with all the family names because her father, a Methodist minister, and her mother, a professional musician, did not expect to have more children. In fact, four siblings followed. Her family moved around the country, although she spent much time at vicarages in Yorkshire and Oxford.

Tony Francis came from Norfolk. My post ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’ discusses the public figures in Norfolk – including Lord David Ennals – who were facilitating organised abuse in the county. Harold Wilson’s wife Mary was born in Norfolk, the daughter of a Congregationalist Minister (see post ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’).

She was educated at Oxford high school, after trying to run away from boarding school several times. After studying physiology at Oxford University, she completed her clinical training at University College Hospital, London, in 1937. It was here that Barnes decided to specialise in gynaecology, giving an inspiring professor, who encouraged her, credit for much of the zeal she went on to demonstrate.

She worked in a number of GP surgeries and hospitals before returning to head the obstetrics unit at UCH (1947-52) and became surgeon to the Marie Curie hospital (1947-67). On paper, her career appears to have progressed effortlessly, but her daughter, Amanda Warren, remembers her mother deducing that being a woman did seem to make things harder at times, although there was never the kind of anger at injustice that feminists voiced.

Josephine won’t have looked at the situation in a Polly Toynbee-esque way. She was a hard, unsympathetic woman who wanted a career in surgery/obs and gynae and consciousness raising will not have been on her radar. She will have been used to dreadful behaviour from her male colleagues, but she will have treated other people in that way herself. The matter of being a woman will only have come to the fore when she had children and physical factors intervened. Even being sacked by Old Gits will have just caused Barnes to take the view of ‘oh fuck you then, I’ll out perform you’.

The toughest obstacle she faced, she once remarked, was convincing her bemused parents that she wanted to be a doctor when she made the decision at the age of 13. It was thanks to the refusal of the British Medical Association (BMA) to take her for war service work that Barnes was able to continue studying long enough to take her FRCS finals, becoming one of the few women surgeons of her time and a role model for female medical students.

She won’t have thought of herself as a role model. She was a Top Doctor.

But, in fact, the war gave her – and other women, she claimed – great opportunities because the men had to go to fight, while women were left to do everything.

Josephine and some other professional women were indeed afforded career opportunities because of WW II. Other women worked as well, but even those who enjoyed their work and wanted to remain there found themselves under pressure to give their jobs up to the men when they returned from the war. Professional women were able to remain in their jobs and many of him had reached senior positions.

She spent much of the war period delivering babies and performing operations during the bombing of London. She later ran an obstetrics flying squad from UCH, a position which brought a conviction that babies should be born in hospital.

Top Docs of her generation always said that, because they saw mothers and babies die in front of them. That’s the bit that they didn’t tell the public. ‘My patient died and I could not save them.’ Chamberlain used to tell staff how as a young man, he watched a new mother bleed to death from a postpartum haemorrhage.

Simultaneously, her concern about infant mortality led her to take the chair of a steering committee for two state maternity surveys, set up between 1948 and 1970, which followed babies through their lives in an attempt to measure the impact on their development of premature birth and, particularly, social class.

Geoffrey Chamberlain was involved with similar work. The people involved with these maternity surveys knew about the dreadful stats and mortality rates for north Wales…

After the war, Barnes was offered a post at the women-only Elizabeth Garrett Anderson hospital, and stayed for 30 years, becoming a consultant after she reluctantly retired from the NHS, aged 67. She was an early campaigner for women’s abortion rights, joining the Abortion Law Reform Association, a position that brought a good degree of public disapproval. But when she believed something was right, she was not to be beaten down.

She later became involved with the issue of cancer screening and president of the Women’s National Cancer Control Campaign, continuing this involvement into her 80s.

Barnes knew that the public were being lied to about that as well.

She was made a DBE in 1974 and became the first woman president of the BMA in 1979.

She married fellow physician Brian Warren in 1942, and within a year their first child, Penny, was born. Amanda and a son, Anthony, followed. The couple were divorced in 1964. Because, when she had her first child, her parents were able to put her and the baby up, Barnes continued working. Likewise, she returned to work two weeks after Amanda was delivered by a difficult Caesarean. Commiserations at how painful it must have been to leave a small baby were swept away as she explained that she was looking forward to going back to work.

Wife, mother and Lady Doctor! Er, shouldn’t that just be ‘Lady Doctor?’

Barnes is remembered by one daughter as having shaped her children’s lives with a routine in which she played her part – conscientious and quick to help if there was a problem, but always busy and with very little free time for playing or just being with them. She was always clear that work was her priority, saying firmly that she wanted to “make herself useful in the outside world”. She reflected in an interview after her children had grown up that she did not believe she had been a good mother, or that she could have stayed at home.

She was a Lady Doctor.

The children were sent to boarding school

A Lady Doctor.

and even then there was only just time, Barnes observed, for her work and the immense list of committees and professional organisations to which she had belonged through the years.

A Lady Doctor working flat out.

In the early days of her career, Barnes went into slum houses to deliver the babies of women whose health during pregnancy had been badly neglected. It angered her to see how low a priority women’s health was, and it sparked a quiet but steely determination that she must do what she could to change the situation.

All Top Docs are obliged to do the Uncle Harry bit… While the Dafydd-blinkers remain firmly in place. Hundreds of women banged up in Denbigh. Josephine – Josephile?? – didn’t give a stuff.

It was this, rather than party politics – she was a Conservative and once considered standing for parliament, although when her husband chose to do so she canvassed for him instead – which made her passionately favour the NHS.

QUE???

It’s not as ludicrous as it sounds readers. The London medical schools are heaving with elitist, privileged Top Docs with dreadful attitudes towards the rest of the world but they are all Passionate About The NHS, even the ones like Josephine with huge private practices. Geoffrey Chamberlain loved the NHS. It gave him an excellent living, let him do exactly what he wanted and someone else was blamed every time that another bomb went off.

She saw that it could make a difference, particularly for women,because before it began men were insured but women did not get free treatment. She is remembered declaring angrily: “If a family was poor, the last thing it afforded was mum going to the doctor.”

There is a degree of truth there, but in most cases, if the family was poor, no-one could afford to go to the doctor. So why did most of Josephine’s colleagues oppose the creation of the NHS then?

Indeed, even in her mid-80s, and troubled with emphysema and other health problems, Barnes was quickly roused to passion and upset at what she saw happening to the health service.

They all are! It’s The Patients Who They Are Worried About! Anyone for Dafydd?

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In retirement, she lived in Notting Hill and continued running her long-established private practice, until ill-health meant she had to stop. But although she is remembered for the dedicated attention she gave to patients, she kept her own breast cancer scare in the early 1990s to herself.

Her children were shocked to find out about it only after she had been in hospital to have a benign lump removed. Barnes’s modesty was legendary, but she also had a great appetite for fun and an occasional dose of glamour. Her delight was evident recently when she was invited to tea with the Queen, and afterwards she was full of the conversation she had had with Prince Philip, who sat next to her – an exchange marred only by a dog under the table nibbling her toe.

Josephine was just so angry at what was happening to all the Poor People, especially the women. An anger best expressed by tea at the Palace.

She is remembered also roaring up country lanes in the open sports car she bought herself and drove – she took it for a trial circuit at Brands Hatch – until she gave up driving aged 85.

While thinking about all those Poor People.

Given her commitment to the rights of women to have their particular health needs taken seriously,

So that’s why there is just so much dissatisfaction with women’s healthcare and has been for such a long time…

Dame Josephine has been remarkably little noted as a heroine of the feminist movement, presumably because she did not align herself that way.

It might be because they would find it very difficult to mould a heroine acceptable to them out of Josephine. They had great trouble doing it with Thatch. Jane Hutt couldn’t retain any credibility by unveiling a plaque commemorating Josephine.

But however she chose to describe herself,

She was a Lady Doctor.

she did a great deal to demonstrate that a woman could get to the top of her male-dominated profession, and to improve the healthcare of women in general.

She demonstrated that one well-connected, very hard working extremely determined woman could, while she told as many lies about the ‘healthcare of women’ as her male colleagues did. At no time did Dame Josephine mention the War.

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Now here’s a fun thing, the obituary of Sir Brian Warren, Josephine’s ex-husband and the father of her children, as published in ‘The Independent’ on Aug 23, 1996. Just after William Hague announced the forthcoming Waterhouse Inquiry.

Brian Warren was one of the most prominent and fashionable London general practitioners of his day. It was his wit, warmth and no-nonsense wisdom (to which as his son-in-law for 15 years, I was privy) that made him so popular a doctor among his largely well-to-do patients, many of whom also inevitably became his lifelong friends.

Not least among them was Sir Edward Heath, who first became his patient as a young post-war Tory MP, and with whom Warren travelled the world a quarter of a century later as personal physician to the prime minister for four heady years. When Heath visited China in May 1974 it was his doctor and close friend whom he left behind to supervise the safe passage to London Zoo of two giant pandas, in the vain hope that they might breed in captivity.

Josephine’s husband was a friend of and Top Doc to Ted Heath! So Sir Brian concealed and colluded with organised abuse and could have answered those questions about Heath’s own activities; Warren undoubtedly knew everything that was happening…

Political soulmates, who differed only over Heath’s need to lose weight,
Good to know that Heath’s time as a disastrous PM, particularly with regard to N Ireland, was, in Sir Brian’s eyes, completely unproblematic, the biggest problem being Ted refusing to sign up for Fat Fighters.
prime minister and physician also shared a profound passion for music – happily symbolised during the Downing Street years by the after-dinner madrigals laid on by Warren’s other son-in-law, Martin Neary, organist and choirmaster of Winchester Cathedral, then Westminster Abbey.
Meanwhile Josephine became angrier and angrier about the plight of The Poor. Martin Gerard James Neary (born 28 March 1940) was Organist and Director of Music at Winchester Cathedral, 1972-88 and Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey, 1988-98. Neary read theology and music at Cambridge University. As the organist at Westminster Abbey, Neary was the musical director of the funeral service for Diana, for which he was appointed n LVO in 1998.

On 22 April 1998, Wesley Carr, the Dean of Westminster Abbey, dismissed Neary from his position at  Westminster Abbey on the grounds of gross misconduct regarding the finances of a company that he and his wife – Sir Brian and Dame Josephine’s daughter?? –  had set up to administer fees from concerts at the Abbey. Neary petitioned Lilibet, as Visitor of the Abbey, to resolve the dispute. Lilibet appointed Lord Charles Jauncey to be her Commissioner. Lord Jauncey determined that the summary dismissal was justified. The report also stated that Neary’s well recognised musical abilities and the hard work which he and his wife had done on behalf of the Abbey and the choir were not in question. So Neary and his wife were fiddling, but he’d done Di’s funeral and his father-in-law was Ted Heath’s Top Doctor and was involved with the Westminster Paedophile Ring, so no-one could be too rude about the Nearys.

  • The Martin Neary Singers recently made a nostalgic return to Downing Street at the dinner hosted by John Major in honour of Heath’s 80th birthday.
Sir Brian Warren, the Top Doc who hangs out with the PMs who concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring… Including John Major who oversaw the massively rigged Waterhouse Inquiry, by which time Sir Brian had died, but Josephine was still appearing on TV.
 
Born in Toddington, Bedfordshire in 1914, the elder son of an East Anglian gentleman farmer, Warren inherited from his mother a lifelong love of the countryside in all its aspects. A countryman at heart, forced to live, work and garden primarily in the city, he could always identify the rarest bird and the most obscure flower. His knowledge of literature and music was as formidable, combining with his personal style to create an elegant gentleman of an unashamedly old school, proud of maintaining immaculate standards in every department of his life.
He might well have been a soldier or a politician rather than a general practitioner. From Bishop’s Stortford School he went to University College, London, to read History, only later transferring to Medicine at University College Hospital. At this time he met the talented young doctor whom he married in 1942, Josephine Barnes (now Dame Josephine, one of Britain’s most distinguished gynaecologists), with whom he had two daughters and a son. She was to be the first of Warren’s two wives; after their divorce in 1964 he married a fellow Westminster councillor, Anne Marsh, with whom he had two more sons before her untimely death in 1983.
Westminster City Council became notorious during the 1980s for endemic corruption, which reached its zenith under the leadership of Dame Shirley Porter. Readers might remember that Dame Shirley was caught bang to rights, fined millions and buggered off to live in Israel in order to evade paying the fine. Dame Shirley quietly returned to the UK a few years later.
The GLC and the Labour Party loathed Shirley Porter, but it didn’t matter how serious the corruption that was revealed, the Dame remained bulletproof. The Dame was a big fan of Thatch. As ever, none who desperately wanted to see the back of Dame Shirley would reveal the one thing that would have got rid of her: that Westminster City Council were colluding with the Westminster Paedophile Ring and had been for years. Before St George’s Hospital relocated to Tooting in 1980, it was located in the constituency of Westminster City Council. There was even a Councillor for St George’s ward. Not a word about the serious wrongdoing. A number of Westminster City Councillors were of course Top Doctors. One of them being Ted Heath’s personal physician.
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The majority of Warren’s distinguished war service, which earned him a mention in despatches, was spent on active service as medical officer to the 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Among the first troops to enter Berlin in 1945, he was then transferred to Bonn as Deputy Director of Medical Services with the Guards Armoured Division.

There was probably quite a difference between Warren’s idea of a tumbledown house and most other people’s idea of a tumbledown house; the fact that it was in Belgravia is a bit of a giveaway. The Belgravia of St George’s Hospital, Sir Peter Morrison, the Duke of Westminster, Lord Lucan…