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:

A photograph of Albertine Winner

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.

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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…
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Never too much of a health fanatic, he was more of a common-sense doctor, believing quite literally that a little of what you fancy does you good.
Dafydd takes the same view with his more privileged patients. Kiddie sex, class A drugs, anything goes…
His tirelessly sympathetic bedside manner also helped to turn demanding patients into friends.
They were Prime Ministers living in Belgravia, Warren wasn’t going to run out of sympathy with them, no matter how much they whinged on about minor symptoms. It must have been useful having PMs as his mates as well.
As well as Heath, his early patients included the then editor of ‘The Times’, Sir William Haley and other rising young Tories such as Enoch Powell.
This is looking rather worrying for Warren and his Lady Doctor wife and their children and spouses/ex-spouses who are still with us. Heath has been the subject of a major police investigation and no matter how much ‘The Daily Mail’ and the Torygraph insult the people who made allegations that Heath himself was a child abuser, Heath definitely did conceal some very, very serious crimes against children and others. As for Enoch, well even his biggest fans admitted that he was an odd, difficult man. Less sympathetic people have made serious allegations and whatever the truth with regard to those are, like Heath, Powell concealed serious crime and was persuaded by someone for some reason to leave Dafydd and Gwynne well alone. Brian Warren knew the full story.
With the arrival of the National Health Service in 1948, Warren’s political convictions led him to remain in private practice,
Warren was someone who opposed the NHS then, unlike his wife who was fuming at the plight of the Poor in their slums. Warren was the sort of Top Doc who so angered Uncle Harry, Julian Tudor-Spart and Dannie Abse. The Socialist Medical Association will have had a great deal of dirt on Warren, his wife and those Prime Ministers who were patients of Warren’s. They never uttered a word, although Warren was a Tory who opposed Nye’s creation.
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as well as running for Westminister City Council, which he served with distinction for 30 years, many as chairman of the health committee.
Er, remember that paedophile ring which was facilitated by St George’s staff, including Dame Josephine’s colleague Geoffrey Chamberlain?
Warren was a leading long-serving member of a Council notorious for its corrupt practices…
In 1959, after four years as a local councillor, he made his one attempt to become an MP, with an inevitably doomed assault on Marcus Lipton’s Labour stronghold in Brixton.
Previous posts have discussed how the Councillors and MPs in south London facilitated the partner gangs of Dafydd’s gang who were operating in south London, sending kids in care to north Wales children’s homes, who were then trafficked back down to London as rent boys/sex workers. Marcus Lipton was one of those who colluded with it. The south London ring was being facilitated in particular by Top Docs from St George’s, Springfield and the Maudsley Hospitals and Wandsworth, Southwark and Lambeth Borough Councils. Other hospitals and Councils were colluding.

By the 1970s, when his old friend Ted Heath was elected to Downing Street, Warren was already a familiar and popular figure at senior Tory gatherings.

Warren’s old mate had become PM! Warren’s boat had well and truly come in then.

On Heath’s first day in office, he was summoned to attend to a cigarette burn inflicted by a dissident in the crowd as the new Prime Minister arrived at Tory Central Office.

That must have been a trauma for old Ted. I can imagine what would have been said to an Empowered Service User in Dafydd’s Denbigh Dungeon if they had sustained a cigarette burn and demanded that a Top Doc be summoned. Of course Empowered Service Users did sustain cigarette burns, constantly. Not from dissidents, but because Empowered Service Users are nearly all very heavy smokers and at the same time they are completely drugged up with anti-psychotics by the Top Docs, which results in loss of sensation from pain receptors. I used to watch as burning the ash from lit cigarettes would fall onto their fingers and hands and burn them without the Empowered Service Users realising until they had been injured, because they hadn’t felt anything. I saw Angels watching the same thing and I witnessed Top Docs sat in front of those patients who’s hands were covered in burns and said nothing about it.

Empowered Service Users in north Wales were frequently denied any treatment for anything, except of course for their Paranoid Schizophrenia, for which they would be loaded up with anti-psychotics… Kidney stones? Go and lie on your bed and stop making a fuss. Three day migraine? Go and lie down then, on that bed with a bright light directly above it which is switched on for 24 hours a day. Heart attack? There’s no-one in the place who knows what to do although it’s a hospital…

Meanwhile staff are going on Mindfulness retreats to Reduce Anxiety and Stress.

Kids in children’s homes in north Wales who had anal injuries were told by Top Docs that they had ‘piles’. Kids were bashed in the mouth with the buts of guns. Kids had broken bones and were not taken to a Top Doctor, not even one which would diagnose piles in the event of a ruptured anus.

Ooh you do look stressed Prime Minister, is it N Ireland again? Here, have a little sit down and de-stress for a while.

Standard Gov’t Issue Foot Spa, distributed to all Gov’t Ministers, Civil Service mandarins and Top Docs, as laid down by guidelines drawn up under Richard Crossman:

Foot or Heath, it didn’t matter, they were both concealing the crimes of Dafydd et al.

In Brussels, 18 months later, he was again on hand when an assailant threw a pot of printer’s ink at the prime minister as he arrived to sign the Treaty of Accession.

I remember watching that on TV. Since when has a bottle of ink spilt on one’s jacket needed a Top Doc? Wouldn’t a laundry person have been more appropriate?

Knighted in Heath’s farewell honours in 1974,

For services rendered. Josephine became a Dame as well, although she and Brian had been divorced for ten years.

Warren remained characteristically loyal to his old friend during the trials of the Thatcher years, while also maintaining friendships with other senior Tories who survived the transition, notably Lords Whitelaw and Pym.

Whitelaw has featured frequently on this blog. He concealed the crimes of Dafydd et al for decades and decades, including during both of his goes at being Home Secretary, both of his goes at being Lord President of the Council, as Chairman of the Tory Party and as Deputy PM. Willie colluded with the elite paedophile ring at Kincora when he served as N Ireland Secretary. Willie was mates with Trumpers, who in turn was mates with Jimmy Savile and appointed Savile to the general management task force for Broadmoor. See previous posts.

Francis Pym dared dissent from Thatcherism, formed Centre Forward and was never heard of again. I will return to Francis Pym in a future blog post.

Not until the late 1970s did Warren begin to wind down his practice, gradually returning to his first loves of reading and music, gardening and travel…

Harold Brian Seymour Warren, general practitioner: born Toddington, Bedfordshire 19 December 1914; Personal Physician to the Prime Minister 1970-74; kt 1974; married 1942 Josephine Barnes (marriage dissolved 1964; one son, two daughters), 1964 Anne Marsh (died 1983; two sons); died London 18 August 1996.

 

The son-in-law of Sir Brian’s who penned that obituary for Warren was Anthony Holden, known for writing toadying books about the Royals. Anthony Holden was born in Southport, Lancashire and educated at Oundle School and Merton College, Oxford. A number of key people linked with Dafydd et al, including Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, went to Oundle. See previous posts.

Holden worked as a journalist for many years. He began his career as a graduate trainee on Thomson Regional Newspapers’ ‘Hemel Hempstead Evening Post-Echo’. Holden covered the trial at St Albans of the ‘psychopathic poisoner’, Graham Young. Young was in the hands of Dafydd’s mates at Broadmoor, so whoever could know what the truth behind the Graham Young case was? Holden will have known that those proffering their opinions on Young were a gang of sex abusers who regularly lied on oath, forged records and planted evidence.

Holden was named Young Journalist of the Year in 1972 and was on the staff of ‘The Sunday Times’, 1973–79. Ted Heath’s Top Doc’s son-in-law. Holden was commended in the British Press Awards in 1976 as News Reporter of the Year for his work in N Ireland – Ted Heath’s Top Doc’s son-in-law – and won Columnist of the Year in 1977. Holden was Washington Correspondent and US editor of ‘The Observer’, 1979–81, Assistant Editor of ‘The Times’, 1981–82, Executive Editor, ‘Today’, 1985–86 and chief classical music critic of ‘The Observer’, 2002–08.

Ted Heath’s Top Doc’s son-in-law.

In 1999–2000 Holden was an inaugural Fellow of the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Holden was a member of the Board of Governors of the South Bank Centre, 2002–8, during the landmark renovation programme under the Chairmanship of Lord Hollick. Since 2006 Holden has been a Trustee of Shakespeare North Trust.

Holden has also made frequent appearances on TV, presenting such documentaries as Charles at Forty (ITV, 1988), Anthony Holden on Poker (BBC 2, 1991) and Who Killed Tchaikovsky? (Omnibus, BBC 1, 1993). In the mid-1980s Holden presented a weekly BBC Radio 4 chat show, In the Air.

Holden’s papers are collected at Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

Can Anthony Holden now tell all with regard to the Westminster Paedophile Ring and the branch of it that destroyed north Wales, which ‘didn’t exist’ throughout all those years that his in-laws Sir Brian and Dame Josephine helped facilitate it?

Perhaps the offspring of Sir Brian and Dame Josephine could add to Anthony’s account…

I didn’t know your in-laws Holden, but I did work with their colleagues and friends and they should never have been allowed near the rest of the human race.

The President of the Medical Women’s Federation, 1992-93, was Wimmin’s Feminist Hero, Wendy Savage, who has featured previously on this blog (see eg. ‘The BMA and It’s Ethics’. Wendy Savage was much feted by wimmin in the 1980s when a huge dust up between Savage and her Head of Dept, resulted in Savage being suspended from work, after allegations of incompetence. There was only one way in which the story was reported in the media; it was a fight between a Woman who was giving other Wimmin choices in childbirth against a Male Medical Establishment that was forcing hi-tech births on Wimmin. The truth was that Savage and her Head of Dept hated each other and he would have done anything to get her out of her job. She won’t have been anymore incompetent than some of her colleagues, the charges will have been trumped up, but there were some very worrying aspects to Wendy Savage that never found their way into the media.
Wendy Savage worked at the London Hospital in Tower Hamlets and Dafydd’s ring were operating on that patch. She knew about it and said nothing. One reason why some Top Docs in London really disapproved of Wendy Savage was that she was known to be giving the same patients repeated abortions. Not just two or three times but 14 or 15 times. I was in the audience of a lecture given by Wendy Savage at St George’s in 1990 when she openly discussed doing this. She was angrily confronted by other Top Docs who told her that was she was doing was completely unacceptable. One female Top Doc was in tears. Another Top Doc walked out. Wendy was unrepentant.
Think of it. Wendy Savage was working with poor, uneducated women who from their early or mid-teens were repeatedly becoming pregnant, although they were in a terrible state and could not have ever cared for a baby; they didn’t even have anywhere to live. Dafydd’s gang were at work in the area. As with Dafydd’s colleagues in north Wales, the problems of these young women were attributed by Wendy to their ‘chaotic, dysfunctional lives’. Those women were in the hands of a trafficking gang, which Geoffrey Chamberlain and colleagues were facilitating at the London end of the business. Wendy Savage was friends with Chamberlain and much was made of Chamberlain’s support for Wendy Savage when WW III began after she was suspended from work.
Wendy Savage isn’t looking like quite so much of a Wimmin’s Champ now is she?
Wendy Savage knew what was going on, she knew all about it and was friends with those involved.
Wendy the Wimmin’s Champ also knew that women in north Wales were being unlawfully denied abortions and were being forced into the hands of a dangerous private abortionist or a sex trafficker. She said nothing.

Savage read medicine at Girton College, Cambridge. She qualified in 1960 and was the first woman consultant to be appointed in obstetrics and gynaecology at the London Hospital. She has worked in the United States of America, Nigeria, Kenya, and New Zealand. In New Zealand she set up an abortion service before the law was liberalised. Does that mean ‘when abortion was illegal’ Wendy?

Wendy was an elected member of the GMC for more than 16 years. As the complaints about Dafydd et al rolled in and were not acted upon, as documentation was forged…

Savage was shortlisted for the BMJ Group Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

Savage’s wiki entry tells us that ‘In 1985, she was accused of incompetence by the Professor in her Department (Professor Jurgis Gediminas Grudzinskas) and suspended from her post at the London Hospital Medical College, but she was cleared of all charges and reinstated in 1986 following a high-profile enquiry. A BMJ editorial concluded that a clash of personalities had led to the charges against Dr Savage.

“Mrs Savage’s strongly held and voiced opinions on women’s rights to a say in their method of delivery and in their rights to abortion made her a public and at times controversial figure; rumours of other sources of conflict with her colleagues have ranged from style of dress to private practice.”

Savage herself wrote about her experiences. Her later book, Birth and Power, revisits the issues which her suspension raised’.

Wendy Savage is a publicly elected Governor for Islington in the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and was further elected by her fellow Governors to serve on the Remuneration and Nominations Committee, which then chose her as Chair of that Committee. She was also elected by Governors to serve on the Council of Governors’ Steering Committee.

Camden and Islington was not only the stronghold of the Bloomsbury Group and years later New Labour, but the poor parts of that area were notorious for brothels and prostitution. Islington and Camden were host to a paedophile ring with links to Dafydd’s gang and to the Westminster Paedophile Ring. The mental health services in Islington and Camden colluded with the paedophile ring. As in north Wales, the ring in Islington was run by gangsters so nasty that witnesses were murdered.

In 2004, when those terrible Gov’t figures for suicide were released which confirmed that Dr Tony Roberts’s patch in north Wales had the highest suicide rate for women in England and Wales except for one other area, it was explained that the only area with an even higher suicide rate for women was Camden. It won’t have been the residents of Hampstead dropping like flies, it will have been the Empowered Service Users who had the chaotic, dysfunctional lives as they were terrorised by gangsters working with Top Doctors.

In 2017, the Mail On Sunday published a critical article with regard to Wendy Savage’s stance on abortion. The BPAS told the Indie which wrote about the Mail on Sunday’s story that it was “totally appalled” by the Mail on Sunday’s front page “demonising Wendy Savage, a doctor who has devoted her life to supporting pregnant women.” The Indie further quoted the BPAS as saying: “We stand by Wendy Savage and are forever grateful for all she has done for pregnant women over a career spanning decades.”

A vicious international trafficking gang targeting children and vulnerable women as well as men. They killed one of my friends, tried to kill Brown and his brother and tried to kill me because I said no to sex with the two disgusting old Top Docs running the north Wales part of it. Wendy was friends with the people running the bit in London.

When I was working at St George’s, I found out that a lot of medical students, male and female, didn’t like Wendy Savage, but nobody would ever explain why…

 Wendy Savage is a high profile supporter of the Labour Party and God do they like having a Socialist Top Doctor on their side.
When Wendy Savage was battling with her boss back in the 1980s, I had no idea at all that Top Docs in London were involved with Dafydd. I have explained in previous posts that during 1987, Dafydd was ringing me up in Leicester trying to get me to drop my complaint about him. He told me that if I didn’t withdraw the complaint he would have me arrested and imprisoned in Risley Remand Centre. I laughed in his face so he changed tactics and later told me how wonderful I was and that if I dropped my complaint about him he would get me a place at Liverpool Medical School. Dafydd named the Professor who would fix it all up. I was so gobsmacked that I just ended the call. Before Dafydd made his wonderful offer, he told me that I reminded him of Wendy Savage, a ‘robust, clever woman’ and he then said ‘they’ve had to reinstate her, she’s beaten them all, I feel like writing to her and congratulating her’. I asked Dafydd ‘So why haven’t you?’ and Dafydd changed the conversation.
I was always told of Dafydd’s serious criminal associates ‘we all know who they are, but there is never anything on paper’. Not even a letter of congratulation to one of them for getting away with it and being constructed as a Wimmin’s Champ…
Wendy Savage wrote the foreword to Dr Ann Dally’s account of her Own True Story regarding Dally’s ordeal at the hands of the Male Medical Establishment. Ann Dally found herself in hot water in the 1980s after she was found to be flogging class A drugs to anyone who could afford to pay. Like Dafydd, Dally offered a full service, including Reports for the Court and Social Services etc. Dally’s husband Peter was Princess Margaret’s Top Doctor. Wendy was right behind Ann Dally, although Wendy Opposes Private Practice and Ann and Peter Dally were Harley Street Docs who gave up NHS work when they were young. The man who extracted Ann Dally from trouble was Bing Spear, the corrupt Civil Service mandarin who for years was the mandarin at the top of the Home Office’s Drugs Branch. Bing was also the man who looked after Dafydd. Ann Dally was suspended by the GMC but reinstated. See post ‘Little Things Hitting Each Other’.
Bing Spear died in July 1995, four days apart from the discovery of Peter Morrison’s dead body. Brown was sacked from his job at Aston University in the same month. In north Wales, Tony Francis was planning to have me transferred to a secure unit because of the ‘danger’ that I represented to Dafydd. Dafydd ‘retired’ from the NHS in July 1995… See post ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’
What was the REAL reason for Prof Wendy Savage’s Head of Dept, Prof Grudzinskas, suspending her and fighting tooth and nail to prevent her from teaching again when he was forced to reinstate her? Savage was suspended in 1985. The year that I fell out with Tony Francis and began contacting MPs about the north Wales mental health services.
Prof Grudzinskas, the man who tried to end Savage’s career, now works at St George’s Hospital.

Wendy Savage was Co-chair of the pressure group Keep Our NHS Public. Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) is a campaigning organisation, with local groups across England, committed to reversing the ongoing privatisation of the NHS and its services. The group was founded in 2005 by the NHS Consultants Association, the NHS Support Federation and Health Emergency. KONP has local groups which are involved in campaigns against the closure or reorganisation of local hospitals, such as the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign. Lewisham Hospital had an appalling safety record and was millions and millions in debt. None of the ‘turn-around’ plans had worked over many years. Lewisham Hospital is located on the turf of the south London gang linked to Dafydd et al. KONP attracted support from many existing health related campaigns such as Save Finsbury Health Centre. Finsbury in Islington that is… KONP has been very vocal in denouncing the use of private health providers to treat patients outside the health service.

The NHS Support Federation is a pressure group, founded in 1989 which campaigns “to protect and improve the NHS, keeping it true to its founding principles.” It is based in Brighton and helped to establish the Keep Our NHS Public campaign. Uncle Harry aka Professor Harry Keen was the President of the Federation and an active member for many years. The NHS Support Federation monitors the NHS tendering processes. Jeremy Corbyn cited the work of the Federation in his re-election campaign in 2016 as showing that £16 billion in NHS contracts had been awarded “through the market” since April 2013. Jeremy is an Islington MP and has also served as a member of an NHS Authority for the Islington and Camden area.

In 2018 Wendy Savage was awarded the BMJ Award for Outstanding Contribution to Health. After I had blogged about her and her colleagues…
If I was you lot, I’d fuck off and keep quiet, never mind giving each other any more silly awards. You have been revealed for what you are.
Say what you like about Uncle Harry and his mates, they were committed to the NHS and they really were determined to save it from the Tories. They did all they could to fight those who wanted to Destroy The NHS With Cuts. Honest, they did…
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The Wrong Set

My post ‘The Science of Animal Behaviour’ discussed Professor Hugh Freeman, a Top Doctor who worked in Manchester for most of his life and was a consultant psychiatrist to the city’s hospitals, 1961-88. Hugh Freeman was Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry for many years.

In 1974, Dafydd’s friend and former boss Dr Bob Hobson relocated from the Maudsley, where he had facilitated organised abuse, to join Freeman et al in Manchester. Readers will be able to guess what Hobson did after he arrived to work in Greater Manchester, where an abuse ring was already in existence and had been for years under the regime of Freeman and his colleagues. See post ‘The Mentor’.

After the Children Act 1975 was passed, hundreds and hundreds  of kids in care were sent to children’s homes in north Wales from big metropolitan centres in England, including Manchester. Social workers who trained at what became Salford University took jobs in the children’s homes in north Wales and one student social worker from Salford blew the whistle on the abuse of kids in care that he witnessed in north Wales. Excuses were made to invalidate him and no action was taken. His testimony was undermined at the Waterhouse Inquiry. What later became Salford University continued to send social work students on placement to north Wales. See previous posts.

Greater Manchester mental health services were in a very sorry state. As with north Wales this was known but the official line was that things were good and getting even better as Hugh Freeman performed his magic there. The reality was that like north Wales, the situation was truly appalling, patients were at risk and had been for years; the mental health services in Manchester imploded some years ago and the Top Doctor Chairing the mental health Trust was forced to resign. However he remained in his post as a consultant psychiatrist leading the mental health research programme in Manchester. See post ‘The Mentor’.

Hugh Freeman’s charnel house supplied north Wales with mad and abusive Top Docs. The genocidal Dr Tony Roberts was a Manchester product, as was Dr Sadie Francis. Tony Francis trained with Dafydd’s mate Professor Kenneth Rawnsley in Cardiff – who before then had been working in Manchester (see post ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’) – then Francis popped over to the Maudsley to work with Dafydd’s mates there and after that Tony Francis joined Bob Hobson and Hugh Freeman’s trafficking gang before finding his true home in north Wales…

Not only was Hugh Freeman responsible for the killing machine that was the Greater Manchester psychiatric services, but Freeman was Vice Chairman of MIND, 1984-88, spanning the years when Mary Wynch successfully sued Dafydd and the gang thus making legal history and when Brown and I were raising our concerns and receiving threats from Top Docs as a result. Alison Taylor also began to blow the whistle as loudly as she could during the years that Freeman served as MIND’s Vice-Chair. Dafydd’s pal Lord David Ennals was Chairman of MIND, 1984-89. MIND provided complete protection for Dafydd and other Top Docs involved in organised abuse and criminality.

Professor Hugh Freeman was involved in serious crime and was in addition protecting other people who were. To ensure that waters became even muddier as the world gradually woke up to the possibility that the organised abuse of children and vulnerable people was a considerable problem, Freeman founded the False Memory Society, which was the end for anyone who actually wanted to get to the bottom of who was sexually exploiting who.

As police investigations began into the paedophile/trafficking rings across the UK whom Freeman and his colleagues had been protecting, Hugh Freeman did what all the best Top Doctors realised that it was their duty to do; Freeman became an Historian of Medicine. Thus Freeman and his mates began writing the history of their own abusive, genocidal services to enable people to understand that psychiatry was grim at some point in the dim and distant past but it Is Different Now because We Arrived. The recent history of psychiatry has not been accurately recorded in work of this nature and no-one at all has explained that the Enlightened Top Docs writing this history were trained by and worked for some real butchers and continued the butchery using different diagnoses and ‘treatments’. The abuse and neglect of patients did not stop and the outcomes for seriously ill patients did not improve.

The acknowledged excesses of Top Docs like William Sargant which psychiatry is doing its best to forget about did not take place in the dark ages, it took place until well into the 1960s and furthermore Dr Death worked as Sargant’s research register. Sargant was bad even by the standards of the Top Docs; he conducted crazy experiments which killed patients. See post ‘Dr Death’. No-one mentioned a word as the appalling Dr Death became Foreign Secretary, then did all that he could to become PM via the SDP. See post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’

There was also a paedophile/trafficking ring at Tommy’s where Sargant and Dr Death were working, with links to Dafydd et al. Dafydd’s mate Professor Jim Watson the ‘sex therapist’ worked at the Maudsley, then at St George’s, then at Guy’s and Tommy’s… See previous posts.

This lot were all protecting each other and I realised some time ago that the history of psychiatry written by them and their mates was flaky indeed. What I didn’t realise was that other historians, very big names as well, were fully on board with these abusive Top Docs and knew at least some of what they were doing.

When Hugh Freeman decided to become an historian, he did a lot of work with John Pickstone (who also published as John V. Pickstone). John Pickstone (29 May 1944 – 12 February 2014) was the Wellcome Research Professor in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Manchester University. 

Pickstone was born and raised in Burnley, Lancashire. By the 1980s, Burnley was of course famous for poverty and inter-racial strife. What wasn’t discussed at the time was the trafficking ring which was operating across the wider region. After attending Burnley Grammar School, Pickstone studied Natural Sciences, especially Physiology, at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Pickstone then completed an MSc in the History and Philosophy of Science at UCL in 1969 and then his PhD at Chelsea College London in 1974. Pickstone held fellowships at the University of Minnesota, 1971–73 and then at UCL, before moving in 1974 to UMIST to work on the history of hospitals in the Manchester region.

The Tory peer Baroness Beryl Platt served as Vice-President of UMIST, 1984-92. See post ‘Stations of the Crass’. Whereas Trumpers found herself in receipt of a peerage after many years of colluding with the elite abuse ring of Cambridge (see previous posts eg. ’95 Glorious Years!’), Beryl Platt was offered a peerage after many years of colluding with the elite abuse ring of Essex/Suffolk. Rab Butler was for decades the Tory MP for Saffron Walden in Beryl’s part of the world. After retiring as an MP, Rab served as Master of Trinity College, Cambridge for many years, including while Carlo was a student there, for whom Rab was special mentor. One celebrity drug abuser and HIV infected user of sex workers on Beryl’s turf was Lord Bristol aka John Jermyn Hervey. Lord Bristol’s brother Nicholas Hervey didn’t share Lord Bristol’s many vices but he did know what his brother got up to. Nicholas was found hanging in his Chelsea flat in his mid-30s after his life was destroyed as a result of help from the Top Doctors. John Allen lived on Beryl’s manor before he opened the Bryn Alyn Community in north Wales. See post ‘The Vermin Club’. Top Doc John W. Paulley and his wife Deirdre supplied the dangerous experimental ‘treatments’ and ‘psychological help’ for the ‘disturbed’ on Beryl’s patch. Paulley was one of the people who sparked off the development of the University of Buckingham, Thatch’s dream of a private university, of which Thatch eventually became Chancellor. See post ‘The International Language of Screaming’. Thatcher gave both Trumpers and Platt their peerages.

 

John Pickstone, like me, pursued an education in the biomedical sciences as well as the humanities. He knew as well as I do how much fraud, deception and plagiarism there is in medical research and he knew that this has had and continues to have very serious consequences for patients. Like me, Pickstone could have named some of the biggest offenders in terms of unscrupulous practice which has resulted in patient harm. I can see from his biography that he worked in institutions where this was endemic and which employed some of those who had worked or were working with Dafydd and the gang. Dafydd and pals are known to many at UCL…

No matter how interesting John Pickstone’s work is, there are huge areas of the histories of the medical services which he has studied that he did not dare mention. Like the people who ‘wrote the history of the mental health services in north Wales’, Pickstone omitted much of the ‘history of hospitals in the Manchester region’. I understand that Pickstone could not publish the sort of material that I have published on this blog in academic fora and he would have to be very careful indeed if he were to name individuals, because unlike me he hasn’t acquired 10,000 documents which detail serious organised crime and wrongdoing in the NHS and associated services over 30 years. However, there is a great deal more that John Pickstone could have published, in the way that the historians of the North Wales Hospital Denbigh did not have to dribble on about the Caring within. It was a notoriously abusive institution and the stuff of nightmares, even by the standards of its time.

This sort of ‘history of medicine’ is not just dishonest, it is an absolute insult to people who suffered at the hands of those violent, abusive sex offenders who’s ‘excellence’ is documented. I and a few others who knew what went on at the North Wales Hospital passed some of the ‘history’ that had been written about that institution around between ourselves observing ‘have you read this, it is certainly not where we spent those weeks is it??’

Lest readers believe that it doesn’t matter if fairy stories are written about Dafydd, Gwynne and Hugh Freeman now that they are nearly dead or dead, it matters very much, because the work of historians of medicine, including John Pickstone, is now being used to inform policy. That is of course why funding is available for people who want to publish along the lines of ‘ah the doctors they were wonderful’ or ‘it’s different these days…’

The Wellcome Trust funds a great deal of work in the field of history of medicine. The Wellcome Trust also funds Top Doctors and other people who have kept quiet about matters that should have been made public and stopped. Then there’s the question of who it is exactly who occupies senior positions at the Wellcome Trust…

It was no coincidence that Dafydd’s gang and their associates tripped over themselves to become historians of medicine when police investigations began into allegations that a VIP paedophile ring was in operation in north Wales…

We’re the paedophiles’ friends and you can’t get us. When our appalling track records as Top Doctors can no longer be concealed in terms of clinical outcomes, we’ll become historians and bloody well conceal it in that way.

There is a difference between situations in which people who did some regrettable things during their lives are allowed to rest in peace as it were once they have died and are afforded privacy and dignity and the conscious rewriting of history to enable the serious criminality of an international syndicate who caused untold harm and subverted the entire health and care system for their own purposes to be entirely forgotten.

Furthermore, if we faithfully document that Mindfulness was responsible for miracles in north Wales and that the patients received much better care in the community once the asylums were closed and that Patients Are Now Empowered, we will never improve services. Er – anyone noticed that the Gov’t is in a blue funk because the mental health services just do not work and the maternity services are not much better… Then there’s the inexplicable failure to improve the outcomes for cancer patients… the stubborn problems presented by ‘difficult’ children or those in care…the puzzling reality that Prison Doesn’t Work no matter What Is Done… the statistics relating to the continued dreadful outcomes for people with severe mental illness or learning difficulties…

You can’t formulate policy on the basis of lies and you can’t improve services if those who have screwed up so disastrously are relied upon to formulate future policy and then colonise the discipline of history to boot…

 

In 1985/86 Pickstone moved to the Victoria University of Manchester (later known as the University of Manchester after the merger with UMIST in 2004) and established the Centre for the History of Science and Technology (CHSTM), including the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and the National Archive for the History of Computing before directing the Centre until 2002, when Pickstone became a Research Professor.

Latterly, Pickstone published mainly on modern medical history, e.g. cancer and medical technology but also on regional history of science, technology and medicine. Pickstone edited the Cambridge University Press History of Science volume on ‘Modern Earth and Life Sciences’ (2008) with Peter Bowler.

During 2007-08, Pickstone’s work attracted international attention in Washington, DC , Yale University, Pennsylvania, Paris, Maastricht, Berlin and Mexico. With friends at Manchester Metropolitan University, John Pickstone planned a major local history festival for 2009.

Pickstone’s research interests mostly included aspects of recent medicine, such as the Wellcome project on the history of cancer in Britain, work on medical technology, the history of the mental health services and a collaborative project regarding recent changes in the NHS.

Pickstone became increasingly interested in the uses of history for health policy… Which is why Hugh Freeman wanted to work with John Pickstone.

When marvelling at how Hugh Freeman the dodgy doc who presided over such shameful practices managed to become networked with credible historians who found money thrown in their direction, we need to remember that Freeman was Vice-Chairman of MIND while Lord David Ennals was Chairman and they concealed much criminality together. David Ennals had by then enjoyed a long career in Gov’t, including posts as a Home Office Minister, a Minister in the DHSS, a Minister in the Foreign Office and then as Secretary of State for the DHSS under Jim Callaghan. David Ennals was a key member of the Ennals-Barbara Castle-Jack Straw troika who covered up a great deal of crap throughout their entire careers. See previous posts. That was the Labour Party branch of the heap of crap. The Tories took care of the crap involving posh people with links to the Royal Family.

Ah Hugh Freeman he was wonderful! The historians are all agreed!

 

History is written by the winners as any fule kno, even John Pickstone. That is why Trumpers ‘worked at Bletchley Park decoding messages’. Although Trumpers did no such thing. It’s why a pub was named after Lord Tonypandy aka George Thomas, what with George Thomas having made such a huge contribution to Wales. There is now a campaign to change the name of that pub, because it has finally been admitted that George Thomas was a child molester. It’s why the Women’s Archive Wales wants to discover the Hidden Histories of Wimmin, although not those wimmin who have been declared heroines but who actually did some pretty dreadful things.

  •  Shall we just stop telling lies about people who have done awful things even if they are wimmin?

  • Here’s Harold Wilson, remembered at St George’s Square:

    • Dafydd’s mate Sir Tasker Watkins remembered in Cardiff:
      •  Uncle Harry’s hero Nye remembered in Cardiff:
      •  Uncle Harry’s hero Nye remembered in Cardiff after a bird crapped on him:
      • Pickstone’s projects ‘Big Pictures’ and ‘Ways of Knowing’ ‘grew from a conviction that through some of the hundreds of excellent papers – not the crap papers, not that any crap papers ever get published  of course, not with Hugh Freeman editing the British Journal of Psychiatry – produced in the history of science, technology and medicine since the 1960s, we might develop new and better frames for understanding long-term history’.
      • Dafydd’s mate Professor Brian Abel-Smith:

Prof Brian Abel-Smith and his mate Prof Richard Titmuss:

  • Dafydd’s mate Lord David Ennals:
  • Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson:
  • Kenneth Robinson
  •  Sir George Godber, Chief Medical Officer for England, 1960-73, another pal of Dafydd’s. Sir George was a member of the team who planned Nye’s NHS, for the benefit of The Poor.
  • Sir George helped The Poor so much that like Nye, he got a statue:
  • With Chris Philo, John Pickstone wrote ‘Unpromising Configurations: towards local historical geographies of psychiatry’. Chris Philo is Professor of Geography at Glasgow University. Philo graduated from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University and worked as a Research Fellow there. In 1989 Chris Philo joined the Department of Geography at the University of Wales, Lampeter and remained there until 1995. Lampeter was located in the region of the abuse ring in west Wales which was linked to Dafydd’s gang and some members of staff at Lampeter were concealing the ring.
  • Philo then joined Glasgow University. Philo’s interests have been in the historical geographies of ‘madness’ and  mental health and mental health care provision. A devotee of the work of Michel Foucault, Chris Philo’s research extended and localised Foucault’s history of madness to England and Wales. I have no idea whether Chris Philo knows exactly what John Pickstone’s mate Professor Hugh Freeman was doing in Manchester, but Foucault could most usefully be applied to Freeman, Freeman’s colleague Tony Francis and of course to dear old Dafydd. No-one has yet done this…

I’ll have to put in for funding from the Wellcome Trust and do it myself because everyone else has just been so unfathomably slow despite the obvious huge potential of such a piece of work…

I do not know if Chris Philo is any relation of Greg Philo. Greg Philo was a member of the Glasgow Media Group and a generation ago the Glasgow Media Group published the ground-breaking work ‘Bad News’ and ‘More Bad News’, in which they analysed ‘impartial’ media news coverage and demonstrated bias throughout. For example, when covering industrial disputes, it was found that news readers said things such as ‘the unions demand’ and ‘the management request’. Brown introduced me to the work of the Glasgow Media Group when I was an undergrad and I used some of their strategies when confronting the Top Docs. ‘Dr Jones told us that…’, however, when I told Professor Bluglass that Dafydd had tried to bribe me into dropping my complaint about him, I had merely ‘claimed’. When I pointed out these inconsistencies, the Top Docs became very angry.

Top Docs! I was being polite. I could have just said ‘you’re a bunch of lying fucking crooks’. Which of course in the end I did say because it was so overwhelmingly obvious… One didn’t even need the help of the Glasgow Media Group.

The Tories subsequently used the work of the Glasgow Media Group’s analysis of language use for their own gain. It’s why we heard about ‘old fashioned’ trade unions when the police were beating up striking miners and the needs of a ‘modern’ economy. Did the Windbag take advantage of the Glasgow Media Group’s work? Er – well what do you think????

Thatch’s Gov’t was a ‘radical’ Gov’t as well…

As for the NHS, we now have the idiocy of Empowered Service Users. They are sectioned in locked wards against their will with fewer legal rights than people in prison… Cameron told us that the NHS and Social Care Act 2012 would Empower patients. Over-priced crap is sold to women because it will Empower us. And of course because we’re worth it.

Not so long ago I came across a report of some Angels who had Supported A Resident To Leave The Room. She was an old lady who hadn’t wanted to leave the room, so they had dragged her out physically while she tried to resist.

If Greg Philo has time on his hands perhaps he’d like to analyse every bit of propaganda published by the NHS over the last year, all the Empowering, the Caring, the Supporting, the Personalised Medicine Tailored To Your DNA and give us all a good laugh.

  • “Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)”
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  • Dr Dafydd Alun Jones
  •  THE TRIALS OF GORDON ANGLESEA | REBECCA
  • ‘We Didn’t Know!’

 

John Pickstone worked with the late Professor Roy Porter and Pickstone, with Roberta Bivins, edited a volume in honour of Porter in 2007.

Roy Porter was one of the biggest names in the history of medicine and there was a lot of sadness when he pegged out suddenly and unexpectedly, at only 55 yrs old, in March 2002. Porter had retired as Director of the Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine at UCL in 2001. In the aftermath of the Waterhouse Report as there was still a wailing and a gnashing of teeth and shouts of ‘cover-up’… People did wonder why Roy Porter, a prolific workaholic with a truly impressive output, retired at the age of 54 and moved to St Leonards-on-Sea telling people that he was going to learn the saxophone and work on his allotment. St Leonards-on-Sea is in East Sussex, the turf of the partners-in-crime of Dafydd’s gang. The brothels to which John Allen trafficked the kids in care from north Wales were in Brighton.

Roy Sydney Porter was the son of a Bermondsey jeweller. He grew up in South London and attended Wilson’s School in Camberwell. Camberwell is on the doorstep of the Maudsley and the citizens of Camberwell were being targeted by the organised abuse which was facilitated by the dangerous idiots employed at the Maudsley. See posts ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’ and ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’.  As the Top Docs at the Maudsley went through life destroying all those whom they touched, one of the things that they carried out was a community study of Camberwell…

Bermondsey was on the patch of Southwark Borough Council which was, by the 1970s, sending numerous kids in care to north Wales children’s homes. It was the territory of a group of utterly corrupt local Labour Councillors and politicians who had ruled the area for many years, the crew being led by Lord Bob Mellish. It was this lot whom Peter Tatchell challenged in the early 1980s, which resulted in the hate campaign against Thatchell when he stood as the Labour candidate in the 1983 Bermondsey by-election. See post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’. Everyone from across the political spectrum as well as the press joined in the attack on Tatchell, including Michael Foot, who was at the time the Labour Leader. Tatchell had very effectively revealed the endemic corruption of Mellish and his mates, yet not a word appeared about that in the media. As for the kids from Southwark who were sent to north Wales, one of them was sexually assaulted at gunpoint. No action was taken even after this and Southwark kids continued to find themselves being packed off to those lovely homes in north Wales with all that fresh Welsh air for their lungs…

I remember the 1983 Bermondsey by-election well. I was living on Anglesey and I had just encountered Dr D.G.E. Wood. Little did I know what was about to be unleashed. Brown was in the final year of his first degree at Aston University and had been receiving death threats. Tutors at Bangor, as well as D.G.E. Wood, simply ignored me when I told them that someone was threatening to murder Brown, even when that someone turned up at Brown’s room in hall armed with a swordstick, held Brown hostage, trashed his room and told him that he’d be back to finish him off….

That man later tried to kill Brown by repeatedly smashing Brown’s head on a pavement.

‘We didn’t know!’

UCNW was bugged by MI5 at the time. Since beginning this blog, I have received transcripts of my conversations with Wood and my tutor Adrian Bell on the occasions that I told them what was happening to Brown. So MI5 were standing back and waiting for Brown to be killed. While the bodies of psych patients and former kids in care were found regularly.

The Home Secretary in Feb 1983:

The Viscount Whitelaw of Short Sharp Shocks
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On 11 June 1983, Lord Brittan of Sex Parties With Little Boys succeeded Willie as Home Secretary and Willie was appointed as Lord President of the Council. One of the roles of Lord President of the Council was that of visitor to the University of Wales, of which UCNW was a constituent college. Read more about Willie’s glorious career which involved numerous roles in which he concealed the criminality in north Wales in my post ‘Stations of the Crass’. He even had two goes at being Home Secretary and Lord President of the Council such was the trust invested in him not to put a stop to Dafydd and the gang.

On 11 June 1983, Trumpers, the pal of Jimmy Savile’s who later appointed Savile to the Broadmoor management task force when Trumpers was a junior Health Minister, was appointed Baroness-in-Waiting to Lilibet. Lilibet’s son Carlo was Chancellor of the University of Wales. Trumpers was mates with Willie and used to stay at his place in the Lake District.

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It’s just..um…thingy…appalling…really…

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The other day someone told me that Willie Whitelaw ‘looked like an old pervert’ and that they could imagine him raping the boys at Bryn Estyn. One can’t judge a person on whether they look like an old pervert or not, although the method does work in the cases of Gwynne the lobotomist and Dafydd, but incredibly enough I was reminded of Willie Whitelaw when I watched that scene in the film ‘Mona Lisa’ years ago. The bit where a girl of about 12 is picked up by a sleazy old man with a plummy voice and he takes her to a posh hotel in central London and has his wicked way with her. After The Act, which I think was anal, he says in a Willie Whitelawesque tone ‘you didn’t enjoy that did you? Well you weren’t meant to’. I thought of Willie and the Short Sharp Shock at the time.

There’s also a bit in ‘Mona Lisa’ when Bob Hoskins takes the girl for a meal in a cafe and she orders an ice cream rather than a breakfast and he asks her if she wouldn’t like something more substantial. In reply she says ‘I can only eat ice cream now’. So Bob Hoskins says ‘what cha mean?’ And she says ‘You don’t know nuffink do you?’ Well I don’t know nuffink either, I’ve wondered ever since what that ice cream business was all about and Brown doesn’t know nuffink as well because he hasn’t been able to explain it.

Dafydd: what was the ice cream business about? Pray tell…

There’s another fine example of what might have happened to me had I succumbed to Dafydd’s employment in the film ‘Blue Velvet’. The scene where Frank pays a visit to the lady whom the gangsters have trapped into a sado-masochistic relationship with the dreadful Frank and Frank has sex with her after yelling ‘Baby wants to fuck’ and punching her in the face. Frank inhales something through a face mask while he’s having sex and I asked Brown what that was all about as well. Brown maintains that he doesn’t know, perhaps Frank suffers from breathing difficulties and needs extra oxygen when he’s having sex. I doubt it, like the scene in ‘Mona Lisa’, it is a reference to practices with which Dafydd and John Allen are well-acquainted but I’m not.

‘Dear Minister, I am expressing my deepest concerns with regard to the practices of the mental health services in north Wales.’

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In north Wales there were hundreds and hundreds of complaints about children in care and psych patients being abused and neglected. This man was the middle manager who deflected all of them:

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Lord Wyn Roberts was a mate of Dafydd’s.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

 

 

After A levels, Roy Porter went on to Christ’s College, Cambridge where he studied under J.H. Plumb. Porter’s contemporaries at Cambridge included Simon Schama and Andrew Wheatcroft.

Sir John (JackHarold Plumb (20 August 1911 – 21 October 2001) was known for his work on British 18th century history. Plumb was born in Leicester and educated at Alderman Newton’s School, Leicester, then at University College Leicester and finally at Christ’s College, Cambridge.

A paedophile ring in Leicestershire finally came to public awareness in Nov 1991 when the social worker Frank Beck, a pal of Greville Janner’s, was sentenced to five life terms for sexual and physical assaults against more than one hundred children in his care. Beck was sentenced to a further 24 years on seventeen charges of abuse, including rape. The Kirkwood Inquiry which followed Beck’s conviction admitted that there had been collusion with the abuse of children in Leicestershire on the part of the police, the Social Services and the City and County Councils. In 1987, Dr James Earp, a forensic psychiatrist in Leicester, concealed the criminality of Dafydd, Tony Francis and Gwynedd Social Services. See post ‘An Expert From England’. Earp was just a few years later named in a scandal when a convicted murderer escaped from Earp’s secure unit after receiving help to do this on the inside. See previous posts. There are indications that corrupt lawyers and Top Docs had been involved in ensuring that the convicted man was sent into the care of Earp rather than prison.

The Kirkwood Report failed to mention that the Top Docs, the education system, Leicester University and the local MPs also colluded with the ring in Leicestershire. There was an agreement between Andrew Kirkwood QC, who Chaired the Inquiry and Greville Janner, who had been interviewed by the police and by Kirkwood, that Janner would not be named in the Kirkwood Report. See previous posts.

Lord Robert Kilpatrick served as the Dean of the University of Leicester School of Medicine, 1973-89. The GMC headhunted Robert Kilpatrick in 1989 as their President, where he remained until 1995. The GMC went in pursuit of Kilpatrick the year that I began work at St George’s Medical School, which I have since been told again was part of an elaborate trap to get me out of medical research. St George’s was facilitating the elite end of the pan-European trafficking ring of which Dafydd’s gang were part. After I left St George’s, my former bosses Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain and Malcolm Pearce were caught in a huge research fraud scandal. The ‘research’, if it had not blown up in their faces, would have made them world-famous. Although Chamberlain’s name was on the paper which gave an account of a miraculous operation which had never taken place, only Malcolm was sacked and struck off. Chamberlain wasn’t touched by the GMC, with Kilpatrick as President and Chamberlain even gave evidence against Malcolm. But Chamberlain couldn’t be caught because he was friends with Cilla and more importantly Sir George Pinker, who was the Royal Gynaecologist and delivered William and Harry. See previous posts.

In 1989, the police launched an investigation into a paedophile ring in Leicestershire. In July 1989 Dafydd’s mate Robert Bluglass Chaired the hearing into my complaint about Dafydd et al, concluding that the only person who was responsible for all the whole business was me and that poor Dafydd had suffered unbearably as my wicked hands. See post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’. By 1989, Jimmy Savile had been installed as the General Manager of Broadmoor, thanks to the efforts of Trumpers.

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Kilpatrick was a Scottish doctor who didn’t only know every Top Doc worth knowing, but Kilpatrick also made friends with lots of grand people from a whole variety of professional backgrounds via his membership of elite golf clubs, including the Royal and Ancient in St Andrew’s, which has a big membership among the senior staff of St Andrew’s University. Dafydd’s mate Prof Robert Bluglass is a St Andrew’s graduate and Bluglass loves quaffing champagne in various old boys’ organisations. Kilpatrick had served as Dean of Sheffield Medical School, 1970-73, on Jimmy Savile’s patch, as well as President of the BMA. See post ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger!’ for details of Kilpatrick’s many links and more info on the shenanigans in Leicester.

Dear old Greville Janner and his family have featured many times on this blog previously and of course Greville’s name is constantly bandied about in the media in relation to the Westminster Paedophile Ring. The more astute also notice that Keith Vaz has served as a Leicester MP since 1987. I’ve blogged about Keith in previous posts and comments, the Keith who was the Labour MP for the constituency in which Brown and I lived when we shared a house in Leicester with friends in 1987. I have discussed in previous posts the aspects of Leicester life that were simply ignored by the professional and political classes, including sex shops and the feminist raids on them, forced marriage of teenaged girls who were running away from home in great numbers to avoid this, the unlawful working practices of the sweatshops that were in operation in our neighbourhood…

The media have concentrated so much on the allegations about Greville and the stench that accompanies Keith Vaz wherever he goes, that this man who served as the Tory MP for Blaby in Leicestershire, 1974-92, never receives a mention:

The Lord Lawson of Blaby
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Frank Beck abused children at the Beeches children’s home in Blaby where he worked. In 1983 Beck was elected as a Liberal Councillor on the Blaby District Council, a seat which he successfully defended in 1987.

Beck was sentenced to five life-terms for sexual and physical assaults against more than one hundred children in his care between 1973-86. He was sentenced to a further 24 years on seventeen charges of abuse, including rape.

Lord Lawson worked with the security services and I suspect that at least some of his children did/do as well. Lord Lawson: thank you very much for taking Frank Beck out of circulation and for your role in the destabilisation of Thatch, but next time that you go into action, could you please not just blame everything on one perverted old social worker and leave the rest of the entire network untouched? Leicestershire was relieved of one dreadful man, but the many others remained, including in the GMC, BMA and Parliament and they have caused a great deal of trouble.

The crooked barrister George Carman QC, who established his reputation after successfully defending Jeremy Thorpe at the Old Bailey in 1979 was preparing to take up a post in Hong Kong until he stayed in Leicester in Nov 1981 while defending Dr Leonard Arthur, a kindly old paediatrician who had killed a baby with Down’s syndrome and found himself in Leicester Crown Court charged with attempted murder. See previous posts. Something or someone in Leicester persuaded Carman to remain in the UK and to specialise as a libel lawyer. The reason that was always given for no media outlet ever naming Savile as a sex offender although some journos have admitted that they received credible accounts from witnesses whom they believed was that Savile was known to have Carman at the ready and no-one would risk it. Cherie Booth and Miranda both worked in Carman’s Chambers. Cherie was still there in 1988.

Greville was interviewed by the police in 1991 in relation to sexual assaults on children in care in Leicestershire. His solicitor David Napley was so sure that Janner would be charged that he retained George Carman. It was in Feb 1991 that Professor Nigel Eastman of St George’s Hospital Medical School told me to go back to north Wales because Dafydd was my doctor and ‘they know you there’. Eastman had received a letter from his colleague Dr Robin Jacobson telling him that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that he suspected that Tony Francis was as well and that I was suicidal because of being constantly arrested.

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Nigel Eastman is a pal of St Helena Kennedy, the Wimmin’s Champ. St Helena’s book ‘Eve Was Framed’ contains an acknowledgement to Eastman and thanks him for helping her with so many cases. In 1987, a charidee called WISH (Women In Special Hospitals) was formed with which St Helena was involved. WISH knew that victims of Dafydd’s and other gangs were in special hospitals and they knew that they had been abused and trafficked by those gangs. WISH also knew that Savile was sexually assaulting patients in Broadmoor where he was employed as the General Manager. They said nothing about any of this. See posts eg. ‘Eve Was Framed – As Were A Lot Of Other People’ and ‘Close Your Eyes And Make A WISH’.

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The gang in Leicestershire, like the gangs in north Wales and areas such as Lambeth, was built on organised abuse that had existed in the area for many, many decades. In previous posts I have discussed the gay playwright Joe Orton who met a sticky end; Joe Orton grew up in Leicester on the notorious Saffron Lane housing estate. The ‘Saffs’ were the target of abuse in the 1980s… Sue Townsend of Adrian Mole fame grew up in Leicester and spent her entire life there. Previous posts have explained that Townsend knew about Greville and his pals and I very much suspect that this was the basis of Sue Townsend’s huge success, because her writing wasn’t that good and after the initial Adrian Mole book, it was very clear that Townsend was flogging a very dead horse.

In previous posts I discussed Sir Fredrick Attenborough, the Principal of the University College of Leicester, 1932-51. Sir John Plumb graduated from the University College of Leicester the year after Sir Frederick became Principal. Plumb became an alumnus of Leicester who achieved great success and influence. As did two of Sir Frederick’s sons, who worked in the media, an industry fully on board with Dafydd and the gang as well as with the wider Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts, including ‘Life In Cold Blood’ for the many ways in which Brown’s senior colleagues at Leicester University tried to hamper his career when he was a PhD student there.

My post ‘Radical Leicester And Some Other Free Radicals’ gave an account of some of the others who worked in Leicester University – including Lisa Nandy’s dad Dipak Nandy – as well as in the schools and various Councillors who knew about the ring in Leicestershire.

If anyone has ever asked themselves, as I used to, how Anthony Giddens became such a Famous Sociologist, the Director of the LSE and even managed to persuade Miranda to base his entire political philosophy on Gidden’s pamphlet about The Third Way, they only have to remember that Giddens worked as a lecturer at Leicester University during the Paedophile Years…

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Jack Plumb’s doctorate was on the social structure of the House of Commons at the time of William III aka William of Orange.

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‘During the 1690s, rumours grew of William’s alleged homosexual inclinations and led to the publication of many satirical pamphlets by his Jacobite detractors. He did have several close male associates, including two Dutch courtiers to whom he granted English titles: Hand Willem Bentinck became Earl of Portland and Arnold Joost van Keppel was created Earl of Albemarle. These relationships with male friends and his apparent lack of mistresses, led William’s enemies to suggest that he might prefer homosexual relationships. William’s modern biographers disagree on the veracity of these allegations. Some believe there may have been truth to the rumours, while others affirm that they were no more than figments of his enemies’ imaginations, and that there was nothing unusual in someone childless like William adopting or evincing paternal affections for a younger man.

Whatever the case, Bentinck’s closeness to William did arouse jealousies at the Royal Court. William’s young protegé, Keppel, aroused more gossip and suspicion, being 20 years William’s junior, strikingly handsome, and having risen from being a Royal page to an Earldom with some ease. Portland wrote to William in 1697 that “the kindness which your Majesty has for a young man, and the way in which you seem to authorise his liberties … make the world say things I am ashamed to hear.” This, he said, was “tarnishing a reputation which has never before been subject to such accusations”. William tersely dismissed these suggestions, however, saying, “It seems to me very extraordinary that it should be impossible to have esteem and regard for a young man without it being criminal.”

Similar speculation surrounded the late Dr Tony Jones, Butch Action Man and associate of Dafydd’s gang, who ‘was like a father’ to many of the male students at UCNW. Tony Jones, a marine geologist unknown outside geology and mountaineering circles, found himself the subject of a ‘This Is Your Life’ episode screened in early 1993, just when Dafydd’s gang were in need of some PR. During the programme it was stressed how many lives Tony had saved in his capacity as a key figure in the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team. See eg. previous posts and comments that follow them. Tony’s quaint way of calling black students niggers or his arrangements with corrupt police officers to have students whom had crossed his path unlawfully arrested and detained in the cells were not mentioned. Tony and his mates did however slap each other on the back a lot and remember the times that they got rat arsed on whiskey and painted Tony’s ears green and tattooed his bum while he was out cold.

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 Dr. Tony Jones MBE

It is with great sadness we have to announce the passing of  Dr. Tony Jones MBE one of the founder members of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation. For many years he also served on regional and national bodies and was chair of North Wales Mountain Rescue Association until 2013. He was also a member of the UK Search and Rescue Operators Group, chairman of the Medical Group, secretary of the Inland Consultative Committee and chairman of the Communications Working Group and attended the Maritime and Aviation Consultative Committee, since their inception in 2000.

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In 1939 Jack Plumb was elected to a research fellowship at King’s College, Cambridge.

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Trinity College and King’s College were the two main Cambridge colleges from which the members of the Cambridge Apostles were drawn. Many Apostles were recruited by the British security services and the 1930s contingent became notorious because of those who were later revealed to have been double agents working for the KGB. It is likely that there were more people in this category than were ever revealed. The Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawn was an Apostle in the 1930s. Hobsbawm had a second home at Croesor in Gwynedd for many years until 1979, where he was part of a group of second homers and visitors known as the Welsh Bloomsbury Set. The Welsh Bloomsbury Set were a group of radicals and intellectuals who had their main homes in London but spent much time in Gwynedd as a result of the friendship with Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, a local landowner who married Amabel Strachey, a member of the Strachey family who were at the heart of the Bloomsbury Group. Bertrand Russell was part of that group of friends.

Some of the Welsh Bloomsbury Set and their network were involved in organised abuse and they made use of the services provided by Dafydd’s gang and before Dafydd led the gang, Gwynne the lobotomist. The Welsh Bloomsbury Set were leftists and many of them were members of the Communist Party. As an adult Eric Hobsbawm’s daughter Julia established her own PR company with Sarah Macaulay which worked for the Labour Party and trade unions.

See eg. ‘The Village’, ‘The Vermin Club’ and ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’ for details of the second homers at Croesor and their network.

In 1997 Sarah married Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and in 2007 Sarah was the wife of the PM. Miranda and Gordon launched an all out attack on the VC of Bangor University from 2004 onward with the purpose of removing him from public life. The reason for this was that Merfyn, his wife and his close friend had spilt the pints of the gang on a number of occasions. Merfyn had grown up near Croesor, knew what the gang were doing to local people and spilt the pints of the Sussex end of the gang in 1967 when he was a student. The VC of Sussex University, Asa Briggs, never got over it and went to war along with Miranda and others many years later. See post ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’. Asa was an historian, a Cambridge graduate who worked in intelligence during WW II and will have known Jack Plumb…

During WW II, Jack Plumb worked in the code breaking department of the Foreign Office at Bletchley Bark. Being one of the Cambridge graduates who worked for the security services, Plumb might actually have done some code breaking, as opposed to the code breaker Trumpers who was a secretary who didn’t do a great deal of work, spending her time larking around with her mates and going up to London to gamble and get pissed with GIs. See post ’95 Glorious Years!’

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Jack Plumb was highly likely to have been one of those members of the security services recruited from Cambridge pre-WWII who contributed to the combined effort to conceal Dafydd et al’s criminality under the mistaken belief that because Royals were linked to the shenanigans, it was In The Interests Of National Security to stand by and allow horrid old gits to force kids and psych patients to have sex with them and kill them if they blabbed.

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In 1946 Plumb became a Fellow and Tutor of Christ’s College. It’s much nicer than King’s College, less grandiose and with bushes, but it didn’t contain as many gay spies who concealed elite paedophile rings as King’s College did.

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In 1962 Plumb was appointed Reader at Cambridge University and Professor in 1966. Jack Plumb served as Master of Christ’s College, 1978-82.

Plumb had a visiting Chair at Columbia University in 1960. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1968 and knighted in 1982.

Plumb was the European Advisory Editor for ‘Horizon’ and the Advisory Editor for history for Penguin Books. Contributors to his books included other well known historians like Jacob Bronowski. Later Plumb worked with Hugh Casson on the BBC TV series Royal Heritage about the Royal Family and the Royal Collections first broadcast in 1977.

Jacob Bronowski was a loyal servant of the security services who concealed the shenanigans upon which Dafydd expanded and built. More recently the baton of protecting a gang of old molesters was passed on to his daughter Professor Lisa Jardine, an historian – they’re the Men or Wimmin Of The Moment – who toadied to all the right people, including  those of Middle Temple, of which Sir Ronnie Waterhouse was a member and of course the Royal Colleges of Top Doctors. Read about Jacob and Lisa in previous posts, including how Lisa achieved success without anyone ever knowing that she was Jacob Bronowski’s daughter, in much the same way that Peters and Lee won ‘Opportunity Knocks’ without the viewers knowing that Peters was blind.

  • See post ‘The Big Questions’ for an account of the career of another Inspirational Blind Man who became Home Secretary on the basis of his Huge Talents, not at all because he spent years running Sheffield City Council while ignoring the activities of Jimmy Savile – whom no-one knew was molesting children anyway – and subsequently the activities of Dafydd et al and other linked gangs.

 

Jack Plumb is seen as mentor to a school of historians and a generation of scholars that included Roy Porter as well Simon Schama, Linda Colley and David Cannadine and others who came to prominence in the 1990s. The decade in which police investigations were launched into a number of paedophile rings which were facilitated by the Top Doctors, including the one in north Wales/Cheshire which as any fule kno didn’t exist.

Plumb was champion of a ‘social history’ in a wide sense; he backed this up with a connoisseur’s knowledge of some fields of the fine arts, such as Flemish painting and porcelain.

Plumb clashed with other historians, notably Cambridge colleague Geoffrey Elton. Geoffrey Elton is the brother of Lewis Elton, Ben Elton’s dad. Lewis Elton spent much of his career as a Professor at Surrey University and worked with those who shafted me and stole my work in 1988-89 after receiving Orders From the BMA. The then President of the BMA was Dr John Marks, who’s brother Prof Vincent Marks was my boss at Surrey. Lewis Elton was largely responsible for the career of Britain’s First Lady Professor of Physics, Daphne Jackson. Dear old Daphne established an organisation to assist professional women advance in their careers and some of Daphne’s mates advanced their careers considerably by plagiarising my work to raise further research funding for themselves while I was made redundant because my funding had run out. See previous posts.

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Ben famously hated Mrs Thatch! Which was why his dad shafted the woman, who along with her friends, had evidence of a gang of criminal doctors that if it had ever been allowed to become public could have finished Mrs Thatch off. My media friends who were also shafted for supporting me used to meet Ben at events. They observed that Ben was indeed a Bob Monkhouse in the making as Dame Edna Everage later also quipped. Ben went to Manchester University and the drama/entertainment scene there was supplied with sex workers who had come off the Top Docs conveyor belt.

Ben was born in Fitzrovia, among the Bloomsbury Set and in 1968 the family moved to Guildford. After Ben graduated and moved to London to make his name in alternative comedy, his parents gave him a house to live in so the poor mite didn’t have to worry about rent. See previous posts for info re Ben and his right-on friends.

 

Friends from Jack Plumb’s early life including C.P. Snow portrayed him in novels; he also is known to be the model for a character in an Angus Wilson short story The Wrong Set.

The Guardian’s obituary for Sir John Plumb written by Neil McKendrick told us:

With the death of Sir John Plumb…Cambridge has lost one of its most influential historians and one of its most memorable characters. He was one of a remarkable group of dynamic and charismatic scholars (including Sir Moses Finley, Sir Geoffrey Elton, Sir Harry Hinsley, Owen Chadwick, Sir Denis Brogan, Sir Herbert Butterfield, Dom David Knowles, MM Postan, Philip Grierson, Walter Ullman, Peter Laslett and Denis Mack Smith) who made the Cambridge history faculty such an exciting place to be in the 1960s and 1970s.

When one recalls that Joseph Needham and EH Carr were then at the height of their powers in Cambridge; that exciting young scholars such as John Elliott, Quentin Skinner, Christopher Andrew and Norman Stone had already joined the faculty; and that ambitious youngsters such as Richard Overy, Geoffrey Parker, Roy Porter, Simon Schama, John Brewer and Keith Wrightson were beginning their research careers, it is little wonder that one looks back on it now as a golden age, unequalled since. Few, if any, could claim to have played a more central role than John Plumb. As a hugely influential teacher, the most popular lecturer and the most prolific writer, and as an unforgettably colourful character, Plumb dominated Christ’s and Cambridge history during much of this period.

Jack Plumb…was the product of a working-class family in Leicester…His first attempt to get into Cambridge ended in a humiliating form of rejection. He took the St John’s scholarship examination…Despite coming top of the exhibitioner list, quite exceptionally he was not awarded one, so he went to Leicester University and was the first person ever to take a first in history from that university college. He went up to Christ’s College, Cambridge, in 1933 to begin research as GM Trevelyan’s first and last research student and, apart from a brief interlude as a research fellow at King’s and his time at Bletchley during the war, he never left Christ’s again.

He became a fellow in 1946, and for over half a century devoted his life to the college…Plumb was a dedicated “college man” and anyone who used that phrase in a disparaging way in his presence could expect an Exocet-like rebuke. Not for him the uninterrupted research time that many academic prima donnas now demand. He was in turn an official fellow, college lecturer and director of studies in history, tutor, steward, wine steward, vice-master and master…Greater love for his college has no man than the fellow willing to take on all these burdens… He did not skimp on his university duties either, being, among many other things, a notably brisk and efficient chairman of the history faculty board from 1966-68….

Dafydd’s gang had sent up a Paedophiles In Distress flare by 1991, which resulted in havoc at UCNW when the gang launched an attack on senior sociologist Graham Day and were assisted by ‘The Guardian’ publishing an article accusing Graham of racism. See post ‘Badlands’. One person caught in the crossfire was Nerys Jones, who’s ex-husband was the Harvard sociologist Professor Orlando Patterson. Nerys knew about Dafydd’s gang and suffered at their hands. She later married Merfyn the VC of Bangor University which was the last straw for the gang. Nerys died in 2008 at the hands of Dafydd’s colleagues at the Walton Centre who, despite being Global Leading Top Docs, just couldn’t do anything in the face of her serious illness. Orlando, who did his PhD at the LSE in the 1960s (see previous posts), is a favourite of black elites in the US, who are linked with those we know and love in High Places, such as Barack and Michelle. See eg. post ‘Right To Reply’.
I don’t know why Porter was Plumb’s last postgrad, but it’s probably significant.

But Plumb recognised very early in his career that other historical disciplines were increasingly coming to the fore. He wrote in Studies In Social History (which he edited in 1955) that “social history, in the fullest and deepest sense of the term, is now a field of study of incomparable richness and the one in which the greatest discoveries will be made in this generation”. His prediction has long since been borne out, and he increasingly followed the dictates of his own prophecy…It was a decision which fuelled and exacerbated the strong personal antipathies between the Plumb and the Elton schools of historiography in Cambridge and beyond.

To Elton, who espoused ever more strongly the pre-eminent claims of constitutional history, Plumb’s decisive move towards the history of social realism was anathema. Elton might be said to have won the battle (after all, he did become regius professor), but Plumb has surely won the war. The study of history has marched irresistibly in the direction in which he predicted and led.

...Seven honorary degrees (five in the US) testified to his international reputation as a scholar, but in many ways he still felt frustrated by the prizes which had eluded him…He was on Harold Wilson’s infamous resignation honours list for a peerage, but was dropped in the furore which followed its “leaking” to the press.

That was the Lavender List, written by Marcia Williams aka Lady Falkender, in which Harold planned to give honours to his mates who had helped him conceal wrongdoing, including that involving the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Wilson almost certainly suddenly resigned in 1976 after the security services gave him a push, because they knew that Jeremy Thorpe’s previous relationship with Norman Scott could not be denied any longer, that Norman’s allegations of Thorpe trying to have him killed were credible and that Thorpe was going to find himself charged with very serious offences very soon. See previous posts…

By 1976, Thatch was leader of the Tory Party. The Liberals had Jeremy and Labour had Harold and of course Labour had been getting in and out of bed with the Liberals in terms of the Lib Lab Pact. Could this have resulted in the security services backing Thatch and mobilising the campaign to make her PM as is constantly rumoured? It wasn’t the best idea that you ever had C or M or Dickwit, she was every bit as bad as the Men. But there you are, Thatch banged on about her gently waved hair and her red chiffon dress and she flirted with all of you old farts in a 1950s way and you were as hooked as Alan Clark was when he noticed her ‘very pretty ankles’… Patient F was so shocked when he watched that interview with Clark banging on about Thatcher’s ‘carnal’ tastes and women’s ‘globes’ that F commented at the time that Clark was going to tell us in a minute that Thatch liked the big knobs.

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  •  Sadly, some of those mad old gits who were taking orders from Thatch were waving their big knobs in the direction of kids in care supplied by Dafydd et al.

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Where he [Jack Plumb]did achieve the full recognition he deserved was from his pupils. They were quick to recognise the influence of his teaching and his generous promotion of their talents. At Christ’s alone he promoted the careers of historians of the calibre of Rupert Hall, John Kenyon, Frank Spooner, Barry Supple, Eric Stokes, John Burrow, Jonathan Steinberg, Quentin Skinner, Norman Stone, Geoffrey Parker, Roy Porter, Simon Schama, Clive Holmes, David Cannadine, Linda Colley, Joachim Whaley, Niall Ferguson and myself. These and many others were launched on their successful careers by Plumb’s patronage and support at Christ’s…

I will try and find out if John Kenyan was any relation of Sir Frederic Kenyon, the Director of the British Museum and the father of Dame Kathleen Kenyon. They were relations of Lord Lloyd Kenyon who spent nearly 40 years as President of UNCW and who’s son Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon, who was infected with HIV, was caught abusing a boy in the care of social services but faced no charges. Dame Kathleen returned to live in the Wrexham area at the end of her career as an archaeologist who achieved fame as a result of her digs in the Middle East. See previous posts. Dame Kathleen, being a World Famous Archaeologist, will have been on the receiving end of much toadying from the Dept of Archaeology at UCNW.

Indeed, many of his pupils would readily admit (as would I) that he was the greatest single influence on their early lives and careers. Many have told me what an inspiration he was in their days in Cambridge, and many count it as one of the great pleasures of their lives to have basked in his company. Not that it was always a comfortable experience. Jack Plumb did not earn the title of being the rudest man in Cambridge without inflicting some hurtful verbal wounds…

He never ceased to surprise. After more than 60 years as a passionate socialist, he suddenly embraced Thatcherism with an ardour that astonished his friends. As he moved ever further to the right, he met the appalled response of his old liberal friends with the smug retort, “There’s no rage like the rage of the convert.”

Such a complex personality inevitably subjected some of his friendships to strain. Not all of them survived…

And when it wasn’t fun, it was always memorable. Jack Plumb made good copy. His turn of phrase made him eminently quotable. His trenchant judgements made good stories – and sometimes unforgiving enemies…

He will, of course, be remembered best by historians for the impact of his work on what is known as “Plumb’s century”, but in London and New York (and in Cambridge and academia at large) he will, perhaps, be remembered even more for his ebullient personality, which expressed itself not only in his erudition but in his enthusiasm and his enjoyment of the good things of life.

For he played as hard as he worked. An entrepreneur, a bon viveur, a connoisseur of food and wine, a collector of fine silver and porcelain, his rooms were far more opulent than those of most dons. Fine paintings adorned the walls, fine claret and champagne flowed with abandon, and his Vincennes and Sèvres were far superior to the collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum. His cellar was the finest in Cambridge. Apart from his splendid rooms in Christ’s, he shared for over 30 years a 16th-century rectory in Suffolk, he had a long-term interest in a magnificent moulin in Provence, and kept a pied-à-terre 22 stories up in the Carlyle in New York. Not for Plumb the life of the cloistered and ascetic scholar, not for Plumb the life of the remote and ineffectual don. He lived his life to the full. He had little time for what he called “the quiet rich”, he abhorred meanness, and he spent his money with as much gusto as he earned it. He approached his 90s full of plans for the millennium, still encouraging and exhorting the gifted young, still planning further trips to the US, still plotting the outcome of his munificent charities.

I’ve never met an academic as rich as this, where did Jack Plumb get it all from, especially as he was born a Saff in Leicester…

Plumb was a formidable fundraiser. He did not scruple to flatter or cajole or bully his friends into stumping up for the charities he believed in. He claimed to have raised more than £3m for Christ’s alone.

How?

About a third came from his own pocket

So he had a spare £1 million knocking around

and his intentions in his will confirmed where his ultimate loyalties lay. His not inconsiderable fortune will go to promote the two things which have dominated his life – Christ’s College, Cambridge, and the study of history.

There must have been something very interesting behind this caricature of a Christ’s Man, a Dr Donald Trefusis worthy of Stephen Fry’s imagination, who’s whole life was dedicated to dear old Cambridge and his archives, but who just happened to find himself in the possession of serious money and art treasures.

Although twice engaged, he remained unmarried.

A Bachelor who was not Blessed With Children.

 

In an article for ‘History Today’, Sir John Plumb explained how, between 1857 and 1888, after much controversy, the mystery of the Nile’s source was finally solved by the successive discoveries of Speke, Burton, Livingstone and Stanley. I think that Plumb himself might have been the source of one sort of Nile, a Nile of a Westminster Paedophile Ring and How They Got Away With It sort.

 

 As for the Nile’s tributary, Roy Porter became a junior Fellow in 1968 studying under Robert M. Young and lecturing on the British Enlightenment. In 1972, Porter moved to Churchill College and became Dean in 1977. Porter received his doctorate in 1974 and was then given a lecturing job at Cambridge. It was in 1979 that Porter joined the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine at UCL and in 1993 he became Professor of Social History at the Institute. He briefly served as its Director.

Porter retired in September 2001, moving to St Leonards-on-Sea and died of a heart attack five months later at the age of 55 yrs.

Roy Porter was married five times, firstly to Sue Limb (1970), then Jacqueline Rainfray (1983), then Dorothy Watkins (1987), then Hannah Augstein, and finally his wife at the time of his death, Natsu Hattori.

Roy Porter’s wiki entry notes that he was ‘known for the fact that he needed very little sleep’. There are a very small number of people who do need very little sleep, but most of those doing the Superman bit have assistance from substances rather more exciting than Pro Plus tablets. Thatch achieved her wonders with regard to lack of sleep by the use of amphetamines. She acquired her goodies from a street dealer on the street, a Harley Street dealer to be precise and this was widely known among the Top Docs of London.

As with Peter Morrison and Norman St John Stevas attending sex parties with little boys, no-one mentioned Thatcher’s little helpers outside of the Top Docs’ habitat. It was one of those Docs Only secrets that one could cheerily joke about in the right environment and a conversation would follow, but on one occasion that I mentioned it to people who weren’t Top Docs. I received one comment of ‘oh that is crap’, another of ‘you’re fucking mad you are’ and a third from a shocked looking man who said ‘I wouldn’t have thought that she was the sort of person who would do that’. So I explained that Thatch wasn’t nipping over to Holyhead for a fix, she got her supply from a Harley Street Top Doc. Where was I when I told the three about Thatch? On a psych ward in Ysbyty Gwynedd the summer of 1991. The three Empowered Service Users then told everyone that the girl who’d been working in that hospital in London had said that Margaret Thatcher – who had only been kicked out of Number 10 a few months previously – was buying drugs from Harley Street.

DON’T LISTEN TO HER ANYONE, SHE’S MAD.

  • It was at about that time that some of the gwerin became Historians of Medicine, but I’ve always presumed that was because the North Wales Police had begun the investigation into the suspected paedophile ring. Not that the gwerin had anything to fear from that, the North Wales Police were among the bestest friends that Dafydd had and some of them eg. Gordon Anglesea, were members of the ring.
  • Dafydd and Tony Francis were probably worried that I knew which Doc Thatch was buying her powders from. Don’t worry Dafydd I didn’t, but I had so much other info on you all that I didn’t need to know who Thatch’s dealer was.

‘Ooh we doctors hated Thatcher, the NHS wasn’t safe in her hands, we did all that we could to get her out.’ Well not quite everything.

‘Good morning PM, a repeat prescription is it? Let me just take a look at your notes.’

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Ah the doctors they were wonderful!

A lot of Top Doctors from Tommy’s have Harley Street practices, as did Drs Ann and Peter Dally, who numbered Ma’am Darling among their patients.

 

On 12 May 2007, Tony Benn was joined by Gill Hicks at the opening of a new exhibition charting the experiences of patients and staff at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals.

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Ah the doctors they were wonderful!

Tommy’s merged with Guy’s in 1982. Uncle Harry worked at Guy’s. As a Top Doctor, Uncle Harry would have known how important it was to Take And Keep Good Notes. Top Doctors are judged on the quality of their Notes and if their Notes are insufficient, a Top Doctor may even be summoned in front of the GMC. I have yet to hear of a case in which the GMC has taken action against a Top Doctor for keeping too many Notes.

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Roy Porter made many TV and radio appearances. He was an original presenter of BBC Radio 3’s ‘Night Waves’ and, at the point of his death, was scheduled to appear to discuss doctors in literature. I wonder if Porter was planning to mention Dr Savile, as the Top Docs and managers at Broadmoor were told to call Jim, although every one of them knew that Savile was not a doctor of any kind and that the use of the title constituted misrepresentation. The Civil Service mandarins knew that Savile was misrepresenting himself and on documentation as well.

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Savile wasn’t qualified but he was accepted in Top Docs and even political circles on the strength of his excellent Notes.

 

Roy Porter was awarded the Leo Gershoy Award of the American Historical Association in 1988. He was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1994, and was made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Any illusions that I held regarding Roy Porter has being used as a source of PR by the unscrupulous Top Docs without knowing what they were up to have now been dispelled.  

A plaque in the memory of Porter was unveiled by the Mayor of Lewisham at 13 Camplin Street, New Cross Gate, London. The Mayor of Lewisham will have known that organised abuse had taken part on his/her patch for years and that the Top Docs were key players in this. Lewisham is on the doorstep of the Maudsley. For a long while, Lewisham has been solid Labour territory and is part of that area of south London over which Harriet Harman and her mates reign. I have blogged previously about how virtually every constituency in that part of south London had/has as an MP a Harriet or Tessa or a Bridget Prentice or a Joan Ruddock… 

 

People were so gobsmacked by the unexpected retirement of Roy Porter and then by his even more unexpected death, that there was no shortage of tributes and obituaries. The Indie told us that Roy Porter reviewed for all the daily papers and the Sundays and that his reviewing began in the 1970s with ‘New Society’. ‘New Society’ was the house journal for social work and throughout the 1970s and 80s there was no mention of the widespread abuse and neglect of clients. The magazine carried adverts for jobs as senior managers with Depts of Social Services where abuse was endemic and concealed by senior managers. John Allen advertised for staff in ‘New Society’. ‘New Society’ published a regular column by Geoffrey Parkinson, a probation officer who worked in Inner London who was not only corrupt but knew that hordes of kids from London were being sent to children’s homes in north Wales and were then trafficked back to London as sex workers. See post ‘        ‘.

The Indie remembered Roy Porter for being a wonderful host, for giving ‘raucous and unbuttoned dinner parties’ and for being an incredibly gregarious man ‘who knew everyone’. Roy Porter knew one Top Doc in north Wales who wasn’t known by many people to be Of Dafydd because he had rather more credibility than his colleagues, but he knew what they were doing and was beavering away planning a military coup and while doing so, was putting patients in as much danger as Dafydd et al did…

The Indie painted a vivid portrait of Roy Porter: One feature of Porter’s career is unique: he was the populist and good liver, the don in jeans and untreated leather boots, famous gold chain nestling on his hairy chest, arriving for parties with a bike-lamp in one hand and a bottle of champagne (always he brought champagne) in the other, published and broadcasting everywhere; yet he was never outside the Establishment, in which he had absolutely no interest…

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Dafydd and Tony Francis’s mate Professor Hugh Freeman wrote the obituary for the Leader Of The Pack for the ‘Psychiatric Bulletin’.

The Leader Of The Pack keeled over with a heart attack in March 2002. In the aftermath of the Waterhouse Report and when, unbeknown to me, Dafydd et al were on manoeuvres yet again to wreck yet another career of mine  – I had begun teaching – and this time to ensure that I was convicted of a serious crime which would see me in prison for a substantial period of time and would never work in another professional job again. See previous posts eg. ‘Thought For The Day’.

The Leader Of The Pack should have realised that no matter how much he helped the Top Docs in return for his class A goodies, they have no loyalty to anyone and they were desperate to wave goodbye to anyone at all still alive and kicking after Waterhouse who might just bite them on the bum one day and name names. Consumption of class A drugs makes people very vulnerable to the dirty deeds of Top Docs even if they are a Leader Of The Pack with a brain and medical knowledge who have written or edited over 100 books.

The Leader Of The Pack was ‘particularly notable for his work in the history of medicine, in pioneering an approach that focuses on patients rather than doctors. Despite Porter’s recognition in the history of medicine, he is quoted as having said “I’m not really a medical historian. I’m a social historian and an 18th century man”. In addition to the history of medicine and other sciences, Porter specialised in the social history of 18th-century Britain and the Enlightenment. He also wrote and lectured on the history of London.’

The Leader Of The Pack published, with G.E. Berrios, A History of Clinical Psychiatry (1985) and co-edited the journal History of Psychiatry (1989). He also edited the journal History of Science for many years. I love the work of the Leader Of The Pack’s that I have read, but I did notice that he didn’t venture into anything too painful with regard to the modern history of psychiatry. The Royal Colleges of Physicians and Psychiatrists won’t be inviting me to join them and they wouldn’t even if I had written as many books as the Leader Of the Pack did.

Germán Elías Berríos is a  Professor of Psychiatry at Cambridge University. Berrios was born in Peru and studied at the University of San Marcos and read at Corpus Christi, Oxford University. Between 1973 and 1976 Berrios lectured in psychiatry at Leeds. Leeds was of course Jimmy Savile’s HQ and Savile had them all well-trained in the NHS. Jimmy hadn’t yet become a doctor of nothing when he gave out the orders in the Leeds NHS, but he worked voluntarily as a porter at St James’s Hospital and at Leeds General Infirmary in between sexually assaulting patients. Jimmy was mates with Alan Franey, the General Manager of Leeds General Infirmary and when Jimmy spent all those years dabbling in being a doctor of nothing as well as being General Manager of Broadmoor while his day job was sexually assaulting patients, Alan Franey was Chief Exec of Broadmoor. See posts ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’ and ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’.

Yet another observation re the mass outbreak of Not Knowing which afflicted the NHS in the wake of the revelations that Jimmy Was A Monster. Jimmy spent years farting about as a ‘voluntary porter’ in the NHS. During the 1970s and early 80s, the NHS unions were very militant, much more so than the NUM. I know one Angel who voted for Thatch because of this Angel’s perception that the union which represented the porters wielded more power in her hospital than the RCN did. In Bridgwater Hospital in the 1970s, one of the union reps was a porter who wielded the same sort of influence. Savile himself in his guise as a porter was part of an NHS protest that greeted a Tory Minister in Leeds. Had anyone else spent years pushing trolleys around an NHS hospital free of charge while wearing a porter’s outfit, those unions would have gone apeshit. There would have been angry claims that a Porter’s Job was being taken by the volunteer, that the Porter Wasn’t Insured and the brothers would probably have been out on strike. Not in the case of Jim.

The irony was that Edwina Currie supported Savile’s appointment as General Manager of Broadmoor because the POA was causing havoc and embezzling NHS funds and Savile told Edwina that he’d deal with them. See post ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’. He dealt with all of you Edwina, he was the most serious sex offender in the NHS, at the BBC and in Carlo’s circle, as well as a supporter of the Tory Party and he had the whole lot of you by the knackers. Not one of you had the guts to blow the whistle on Savile and have him charged.

When Dafydd’s Friends In The North caused havoc in 1986-87 which resulted in the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal, one of the those named as most culpable was Dr Jane Wynne who worked in the Leeds General Infirmary and St James’ Hospital Leeds. See post ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named’.

Berrios started teaching at Cambridge University in 1977, so he wasn’t at the scene of the crime in 1986-87, but he could hardly have missed Savile during his years at Leeds, particularly as a lot of people in the NHS loathed Savile and Savile used to threaten people in authority by stressing that he had clout among the porters and ooh you wouldn’t want a porter’s strike on your hands would you. Employing more porters if the ones that are there won’t do their jobs because a serial sex offender had told them not to wouldn’t be rocket science, but this is the NHS that we are talking about. Savile didn’t ‘groom the nation’, he threatened the nation and no-one was capable of grabbing him by those elderly, wizened knackers and putting an end to the fuckwittery. ‘Ooh but he was friends with the police.’ Well had those CORRUPT police not been paid a fortune by Thatcher, been armed to the teeth and given permission to beat up hippies and striking miners, they wouldn’t have been quite such a problem. What was Jim going to do, bring the police out on strike? It would have provided a bit of light relief for me, they couldn’t have arrested me three times in one weekend because a load of Angels had perjured themselves.

Berrios is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the British Psychological Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences. In 1989, he founded the international journal History of Psychiatry with the Leader Of The Pack of which Berrios remains the Editor.

Dr Savile was appointed to the management task force of Broadmoor in the mid-1980s and then became the General Manager in 1988. I started working at St George’s Hospital Medical School in May 1989. St George’s was facilitating the poshest end of the spectrum with regard to the gangs linked to Dafydd’s. Oliver Brooke, the Professor of Paediatrics at St George’s, was a key member of the pan-European paedophile ring of which the gangs were a part, but Ollie was imprisoned in Dec 1986. It wasn’t too disastrous though, Ollie was out again by the summer of 1987, after Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane cut his sentence on appeal in May 1987. See eg. post ‘Oliver!’. In May 1987, Dafydd et al in collaboration with the Home Office, Risley Remand Centre and the Mental Health Act Commission had their Cunning Plan in place to have me framed and then imprisoned for a serious offence very soon after the General Election of June 1987…

It was about as cunning as Profs Mark Williams and Tom Burns yes, but it wasn’t cunning enough. It fell apart when Sgt Morgan at Bangor Police Station and Jeff Crowther, a nursing officer at Ysbyty Gwynedd, didn’t tell enough lies. See previous posts eg. ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’

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I note that Berrios and Porter published ‘A History of Clinical Psychiatry’ in 1985. Porter’s obituaries mentioned that his work in the field of the history of psychiatry took off in 1985. I first wrote to the GMC about Gwynne the lobotomist in 1984. It was in the spring of 1985 that I consulted a solicitor and contacted my then constituency MP, Keith Best, the Tory MP for Anglesey, who was also a Minister in the Welsh Office. I didn’t realise at the time that Best was Of The Gang, that Tony Francis had almost certainly got to the Welsh Office and Best before I did after I had confronted Francis and that the solicitor that I consulted at the CAB in Bangor was married to one of the crooked solicitors employed by Gwynedd County Council who were Of The Gang as well.

My post ‘Amber Rudd, The Miners’ Strike And A Memory Jogged’ supplies information about a family who moved from Birmingham to Anglesey in the mid-1980s after adopting a little girl who had been a victim of the West Midlands gang that was linked to Dafydd’s. Dafydd’s gang made their lives a misery after they arrived in north Wales and in 1985, the father of the family died after being very obviously utterly neglected by the Top Docs when he had a life threatening condition. He had lived with the condition for years but the Top Docs decided that they couldn’t be arsed with him.

 

 

Gren Kershaw was a man responsible for much of the toxicity in the NHS in north Wales and in particular for the corruption, patient harm and deaths at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. Gren began his NHS career as a graduate management trainee and held health management posts in Leeds and East Yorkshire.  Gren moved to north Wales in 1983 and held a series of senior management posts, including that of the CEO of the Glan Clwyd District General Hospital NHS Trust and the various other names that this organisation adopted as it sank among scandal. When the scale of the catastrophe could be denied no longer, Gren resigned and set up his own management consultancy. Gren was also appointed as Chief Executive of the Welsh Risk Pool, therefore becoming responsible in Wales for authorising successful claims for negligence as well as the promotion of good risk management practice. Gren was given that position when I finally called lawyers in re my constant battles with the NHS. Then one of Gren’s corrupt managers attempted to register for a PhD with my PhD supervisor and join our team. Gren’s colleague at the Welsh Risk Pool was Patricia Gaskell, who had just months before been the solicitor for Ysbyty Gwynedd responsible for sending a note out to all staff asking for ‘more nurses down to the police station to complain [about me] please.’ Eight Angels subsequently perjured themselves. See previous posts.

Gren! A gift from Jimmy Savile HQ to fulfil every NHS need: cooking the books, killing the patients, harassing complainants, appointing his mates to roles in which they do the same…

 

Berrios’s research has centred on the psychiatric complications of neurological disease and the history, structure and epistemological power of descriptive psychopathology. The power of descriptive psychopathology is a discipline in which Dafydd and his partner-in-crime Prof Robert Bluglass of Birmingham University had much expertise. Dafydd’s excellence in the field resulted in him diagnosing ‘manic depressive insanity’ in 1987 – in me of course, but no doubt others were afflicted as well – and in 1988 Bluglass was able to exceed Dafydd’s own powers of descriptive psychopathology when he told Dafydd that I would ‘end in ward for the criminally insane’.

When I told Patient F this some years later, F was horrified and yelled  ”Insanity?? Insanity?? The bastard, he must have been trying to really upset you’ and I replied that I was too busy laughing to be upset. F responded with ‘well I know that you were, but other people might have believed him and been shattered’. Of course they will have, that is the point of the ludicrous diagnoses, nasty comments and downright lies about people. None of it is a coincidence, it is done to cause people as much distress as possible. They really are Marjorie Dawes, but Dafydd is so ludicrous that it is rather less effective in his case.

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I spent the last few years before I fled north Wales telling distraught patients ‘this really is not personal, it is them, they do it routinely, they don’t even believe what they are writing themselves, it is just done to be as destructive as possible and no-one, no-one has had the decency to publicise this and warn patients. So I am.’ Since I began this blog, I have received e mails from people who have become suicidal because of what was written about them and passed to third parties.

Brown told me years ago that this was happening in Birmingham. He told me about a truly terrible clinical psychologist whom he knew who did real damage. One of Brown’s observations was that this woman used to tell people that she had to ensure a plentiful supply of tissues ‘because my patients cry so much’ and Brown used to say to me ‘I bet they do…’ Before I had encountered those we know and love I kept saying to Brown ‘but she’s a really bad clinical psychologist’ to which Brown would reply ‘no, she’s a clinical psychologist’. I have after many years concluded that Brown was right; she’s a clinical psychologist. As with Top Docs, good people do enter the supply line but they are either driven out or bludgeoned into being as bad as that woman in Birmingham who only ever saw patients who wept buckets. Good ones really are thin on the ground.

I heard a lot from patients about a clinical psychologist who was one of Dafydd’s gang based in Bangor called Neil Cheshire. Neil Cheshire seemed to piss a lot of patients off, including women who told me that he was keen to talk about their sex lives and didn’t seem to understand that they really did not want to discuss this. Years later I found out that Neil Cheshire was a standing joke among the clin psy students at Bangor because he talked about penis envy a lot and whenever he talked about penis envy to the students, Cheshire would shout the word ‘penis’, yet speak very quietly the rest of the time, so in lectures the overall impression would be of a man shouting ”PENIS’ at regular intervals. The students just fell about…

Patient F was referred to Neil Cheshire although no-one ever quite managed to explain why. Being male, F didn’t have the ‘talk to me about sex and a PENIS’ experience with Neil Cheshire, but F did tell me that Cheshire was a pompous old git who would not listen to what he was saying so F walked out of the room and later told a Top Doctor ‘I’m not going to waste my time with Mr Cheshire again’. The only response from the Top Doc was ‘he’s called Dr Cheshire’. So F told the Top Doc that from then on he would demand to be called ‘Mr [surname] BA (hons) Fine Art, Farnham’. The Top Doc said to F ‘I didn’t know that you had a degree in Fine Art’ and I thought ‘you’ve known F for five years, he comes in here every four weeks and tells you about the adventures that he had at art college and festivals of yesteryear and what he’s painting at the moment and how big the canvas is and what type of medium he’s using… and you didn’t know that he had an art degree…’

I should have just told F to yell PENIS, they might have remembered that.

They were fucking hopeless and still are. I was told a few days ago of someone who recently told a Top Doc that his cat had been run over, only to find out that it had been recorded on his notes that his father had been run over…

When people in the UCNW Student Health Centre yelled at me that there were no problems with Gwynne the lobotomist, I yelled back that I knew at least three students had attempted suicide within days of encountering him and that was just the cases that I knew of over a period of two years, of course there was a fucking problem. The response was always the same: a shout of ‘they were ILL’. Yes but Gwynne was the final straw, he was not a good idea but then a sex abuse gang wouldn’t be would it.

The security services knew about this, as did the police and I was sent further information after beginning this blog. No patients were warned, none of them. The patients were injuring themselves, they were trying to commit suicide, some of them did commit suicide, they were completely distraught at the thought of what had been documented and passed onto other people, usually breaching all confidentially.

Er MI5??? A serious public health matter is it not? You saw the statistics, you knew that numerous complaints were being made and that most of them pivoted around indecent behaviour on the part of staff, or lies on medical records and Court reports. A PATTERN MI5, A VERY OBVIOUS ONE. A trafficking gang’s methodology.

When the Welsh Gov’t takes up my idea of a memorial in Bethesda, the Tomb Of The Unknown Service User, situated in a place where the over-paid GPs of Bethesda who exterminated so many in the town where Dafydd spent his childhood will not be able to avoid seeing it, I shall ask for a great big phallic symbol to be built on top of it, as a tribute to DR Cheshire and his PENIS.

When UNITE and UNISON next march down through central London on a ‘Save The NHS’ rally because they are very cross about this blog, perhaps marchers placed at regular intervals could carry placards with images of a huge erection on them to remind people in north Wales of the happy times when they received Excellent Care in a dungeon at the hands of dangerous madmen and no-one at all would put a stop to it.

 

Roy Porter’s mate Berrios has published 14 books and more than 400 papers on the clinical, historical and philosophical aspects of neuropsychiatry, descriptive psychopathology – PENIS –  and the hermeneutics of mental symptoms.

If one is going to concern oneself with organic neuropathology as opposed to Dafydd’s idiocies, it all comes down to neurones, or in the case of DR Cheshire, no doubt the PENIS. Neurones vary, but here’s an image of two of them:

    • The long arm of the neurone is the axon and the little branches are called dendrites. Dendrites are great because there can be a lot of them on each neurone. Nerve impulses are transmitted between neurones via the synapses at the end of the dendrites. Millions of dendrites form a complex network. If dendrites were members of and associates of trafficking gangs, they would stretch out from north Wales, some down to south Wales and into the Bristol and the West Country, others up to Leeds, over to Cleveland, down to the West Midlands, into Oxford and Cambridge, down to London, through Harley Street and Tommy’s, over to Guy’s, across to St George’s, around to the Maudsley, forming a very, very intricate and complex network. The dendrites are all over Scotland as well thanks to people like Bluglass and Kilpatrick.

    • When one thinks of criminal gangs run by Top Doctors as dendrites, one can see how ridiculous the mantra of ‘We Didn’t Know’ is. Particularly when students are pissing themselves laughing at a senior clinical psychologist yelling PENIS constantly. Neil Cheshire looked very boring for a man who shouted PENIS, he was rather dull and grey and wore a camel hair coat with formal dress under the coat, always with a collar and tie. His colleagues were in such a sound sleep that Neil Cheshire could probably have gone to work wearing a fur coat and nothing underneath and yelled out PENIS all the way down the corridor and they wouldn’t have batted an eye-lid. They were after all used to Dafydd.

German Borrias holds degrees honoris causa from the University of Heidelberg; the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and the University of Chile.

The Top Docs of the London Clinic were most helpful to Augusto Pinochet after he was placed under house arrest when the Spanish Gov’t wanted to charge him with crimes against humanity. Pinochet had come to London for the Top Docs to operate on his bad back just when he knew that people wanted to do him for at least some of the murders that he’d ordered and after having tea with Thatch on the terrace of the Commons, he booked into the London Clinic only to find himself under arrest. The Top Docs were able to rustle up some helpful expert witness reports and carried out by Docs fluent in Spanish as well to ensure that no questions could be asked and after reading the opinions of the Experts, Jack Straw agreed that this poor old man was unfit to be extradited. Pinochet was flown home in comfort and upon hitting the tarmac at Chile, got up out of his wheelchair and raced towards his family to embrace them. The dying old man subsequently enjoyed many more years of life and that back didn’t bother him again either, unlike those social security scroungers who were the butt of so many Tory jokes. ‘Oh it’ll be the bad back again, the ailment that only afflicts the British workman.’ Or the Chilean mass murderer:

Augusto Pinochet

  •  Pinochet’s furniture is rather like that which graced the Windbag’s house in 1979, when Mavis Nicholson interviewed him about his Moral and Social Values. See comments after post ‘R.I.P. Julia Grant and Many More’.

One of the Directors of the London Clinic was John Biffen, who spent a number of years in Thatch’s Cabinet and although Biffen himself was the Tory MP for Oswestry, his grew up on a farm about 8 miles away from Bridgwater and his parents still lived on the farm when John was in the Cabinet. I don’t know when Mr and Mrs Biffen died, they had probably gone by the time that Pinochet was using the London Clinic to avoid being tried for crimes against humanity. Lord Tom King and his wife Lady Jane of One Sausage Roll To Last All Evening knew the Biffens.

Unlike so many of his colleagues, John Biffen was a clever man but he was not a very nice one. He’d spent his youth having his head kicked in by the local kids because he was clever and asthmatic and it didn’t do him much good. Biffen could well have been Brains behind that master plan with Pinochet and the London Clinic.

See previous posts for the gen on Pinochet, the London Clinic, John Biffen and of course the Kings who go sparingly with the sausage rolls…

In 2006, a Chair in Descriptive Psychopathology carrying Borrias’s name was established at the University of Antioquia (Medellín, Colombia). In 2007 he was awarded the Order of the Sun (Class: Grand Officer) by the Peruvian Government.

  • In 2008 Borrias received the Ramón y Cajal Award from the International Neuropsychiatric Association; in 2010 he was made Honorary Fellow by the Royal College of Psychiatrists; and in 2016 he received a Life-Achievement Award from La Sociedad Española de Psicogeriatría and the Honorio Delgado Medal from the Instituto Nacional de Salud Mental Honorio Delgado – Hideyo Noguchi, Perú. In 2018 he received the ‘Maestro Laguna‘ award from the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain).

Here’s Gren, as he appears on the website of NHS Wales alongside the slogan ‘Improving Leadership For Quality’.

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PENIS!

‘Professor Geoffrey Elton was a staunch admirer of Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill. He was also a fierce critic of Marxist historians, who he argued were presenting seriously flawed interpretations of the past.’

 

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My post ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’ mentioned that Baroness Lena Jeger, one of the Labour Party’s many Wimmin’s Champs who was so helpful to Dafydd et al for so many years, began her rise to prominence as one who battled for wimmin and children as Vice-President of the NUS. Lady Lena joined the Civil Service – and the security services – in 1936, so she will have been Vice-President of the NUS at some point before that. I think that Lena may have been Vice-President at some time during the years that Sir Frederick Lincoln Ralphs was President of the NUS, 1934-36.

Sir Frederick Lincoln Ralphs (17 February 1909 – 16 October 1978) was born in Wellington, Shropshire into a Methodist family who had been victimised for their involvement with trade unions. My posts ‘There’s Methodism In This Madness’ and ‘Come, Friendly Bombs’ discussed how closely intertwined many Methodists were with Dafydd’s gang and the wider Westminster Paedophile Ring, a connection which was helped considerably by the child abuser George Thomas being for years the most prominent Methodist in Britain and Harold Wilson’s wife Mary being from a Congregationalist family. Thatch of course was brought up in the Methodist Church, although in later life she rather uncomfortably joined the Anglican Church, what with that still being the Tory Party at prayer and Methodism having dangerously close links to socialism. Thatch maintained that their shared Methodism was the basis of her friendship with George Thomas and that this overcame their political differences.

Like George Thomas, Ralphs was a lay preacher. He also served as President of the National Sunday School Union.

The family seats of two aristocrats who were deeply involved with the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and the Westminster Paedophile Ring – Lord Lloyd Kenyon and Lord Harlech – were in Shropshire. See previous posts. After John Allen had established his children’s homes in north Wales, he opened homes in Shropshire and Cheshire as well. In the 1990s, a major investigation into organised abuse in children’s homes and other institutions for young people resulted in a number of care staff and teachers from Shropshire and Cheshire going to prison. Ralph Morris, the Headmaster of Castle Hill School in Shropshire who was convicted of abuse, was a well-known public figure in Ludlow. Ralph was pals with people linked with other institutions who exchanged staff with children’s homes in north Wales. The context of the case of Ralph Morris, as with those of Keith Laverack, Frank Beck and even Peter Howarth, suggests that although these men almost certainly were child abusers, they had been members of much bigger rings but for some reason they had been very publicly denounced as Vile Perverts and jailed for years while many more of those who joined in the party with them were never named, yet alone charged. See previous posts.

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In 2001, Jonathan King was jailed for the sexual abuse of boys of 14 and 15 in the 1980s. He was universally denounced as a Vile Pervert. Jonathan King was a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge and maintained that the judge who presided over his trial was known to him from his student days and had done the very same thing for which King was jailed. King angrily stated that he could name dozens of well-known people who had sex with both boys and girls of 14 and 15 in the 1970s and 80s as he and allegedly the judge did, yet none of them had been investigated and charged. King wrote and performed in a musical, Vile Pervert, in which he sought to expose the hypocrisy surrounding his case.

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I am of the opinion that Jonathan King is a wally, but I believe him on this matter. Furthermore, Trinity College, Cambridge was the centre of a gay sex ring; the shenanigans became world famous as a result of the Cambridge Spies, some of whom were part of what was obviously a ring. Sir Anthony Blunt wasn’t publicly named as one of the Cambridge spies until 1979 and it was only much more recently that Blunt has been named as one of the elite members of the paedophile ring that was based at the Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast. Lord Louis Mountbatten is another who has been named as being involved with the abuse of boys at Kincora. See previous posts.

One wonders why Jonathan King was investigated and charged when no-one else was, because there was definitely a problem, in Cambridge and in showbiz…

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Jonathan King went to school in Seaford, East Sussex – there was a ring in East Sussex which went into partnership with Dafydd’s gang in the 1960s – and Oundle School, which is where Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, the centre of the Welsh Bloomsbury Group who lived at Llanfrothen (see previous posts eg. ‘The Village’, ‘The Vermin Club’ and ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’), went to school, as did many others who colluded with Dafydd and linked gangs. See previous posts. King also attended Charterhouse School in Surrey, where he played with a local band. Patient F who was fitted up in approx 1986 in north Wales for drugs offences as well as for arson and then substantially destroyed by Dafydd and the gang (see previous posts), grew up in Surrey and is of a similar age to King. F didn’t go to Charterhouse, he went to different independent schools in Surrey, but I’m fairly sure that F’s brother went to Charterhouse. F and his brother are of the same vintage as King and F hung around on the hippy and rock scene.

Jonathan King was hobnobbing with Brian Epstein in June 1964, before King went to Cambridge. Epstein was networked with Dafydd’s associates and died when the Beatles were staying in Bangor, in circumstances which raise questions. See eg. post ‘Bernard Levin And Jonathan Miller Talk Bollocks’.

King was a big figure in the music industry throughout the latter half of the 1960s onwards until he was jailed. He worked with a great many people who were known to be sexually exploiting young people such as Jimmy Savile, as well as people whom it is now known were sexually exploited themselves by their managers and others eg. the Bay City Rollers. See post ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car with a Stranger!’.

King was at Trinity College, 1964-67.

Here’s someone who was at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1967-70:

  • Here’s Rab, he was Master of Trinity College, 1965-77, after he had spent many enjoyable years as Mr Tory Party, concealing the crap from the dawn of time, throughout the Profumo Affair and afterwards (see previous posts):
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Rab was the Tory MP for Saffron Walden, 1929-65, then sat in the Lords until his death in 1982. Saffron Walden is in Essex but it is one of those places sufficiently near the border of Suffolk that people in Saffron Walden have a great deal to do with Suffolk and at least in the 1980s some people who lived in Suffolk had Saffron Walden as part of their postal address.

The family seat of the Herveys is in Suffolk. John Jermyn Hervey aka Lord Bristol was famous for his drugs and rent boy excess as well as for risking his own life and other people’s by crashing helicopters and cars. Lord Bristol unsurprisingly met a sticky and untimely end despite the willingness of Top Doctors to sell him class A drugs, write helpful Court reports about him, house him in their expensive private clinics etc. However Nicholas Hervey, Lord Bristol’s brother, also met an untimely end and was found hanging in his house in Chelsea. Nicholas had not led a lifestyle anything like his brother, but he was close to Lord Bristol and knew much of what was going on. Nicholas was diagnosed with ‘schizophrenia’ after a difficult period when young and once he received Help from the Top Doctors, Nicholas never looked back. His life was wrecked by the Help and the Medication in the way that I witnessed the lives of so many destroyed in north Wales.

Dafydd’s partner in crime John Allen was based in Suffolk before he opened his first children’s home in north Wales in the late 1960s. Dr John W. Paulley, who carried out dangerous unethical ‘research’ on patients, was based in Ipswich and his wife established a clinic for people with ‘psychological difficulties’ on the basis of no experience and no qualifications in the field. I have received information from people who knew Paulley telling me that the efforts of Paulley and his wife were a cover for organised abuse. Paulley was one of those who was instrumental in the foundation of the University of Buckingham, of which Thatch became Chancellor. See previous posts.

Rab was Chancellor of the University of Essex from 1966 until his death and of Sheffield University, 1959-77.

Rab was friends with Trumpers, who lived in Cambridge during the 1960s and 70s and was involved with the Cambridgeshire Tory Party. When she was Health Minister, 1985-87, Trumpers appointed her pal Jimmy Savile to the management task force of Broadmoor Hospital (see posts ‘The Socio-Political Context Of The Mental Health Services In The 1980s’, ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’ and ’95 Glorious Years!’).

Here’s Trumpers, communicating with Lord Tom King, who, like Trumpers, colluded with Dafydd’s gang and the Westminster Paedophile Ring (see previous posts):

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Another high profile Tory and his fragrant wife have also lived in Cambridgeshire for many years and held numerous public appointments, although one of them had their career in public life briefly interrupted when he served a prison sentence for perjury:

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Read more about Jeffrey and the fragrant Lady Mary – including that unfortunate business of the prostitute with whom Jeffrey claimed not to have had sex dying as a result of a very well-timed car accident shortly before she was due to give evidence at Jeffrey’s trial for perjury – in my post ‘Tuppence And His Fragrant Wife’). Lady Mary committed perjury as well, but for reasons unknown she was never charged.

 

In March 1997 at Chester Crown Court, Keith Laverack, the one time Director of Cambridgeshire Social Services,  was convicted and jailed for the sexual abuse of children while he worked in children’s homes in Cheshire and Cambridgeshire between 1975 and 1987. Judge Huw Daniel presided over the trial. The charges against Laverack arose as part of an investigation into a big paedophile ring. The police had obtained an order preventing the identification of some other defendants because their identification would risk the bigger police operation. See previous posts. Daniel lifted the Court order, the others were named and WHOOPS…

Huw Daniel sabotaged that trial just after the Waterhouse Inquiry had opened and just at the time that Sir Ronnie Waterhouse suddenly decided that he needed a holiday, so he put the Inquiry on hold for a few weeks while he nipped off to Hong Kong. Where amazingly enough he met up and dined with Derry Irvine, who was also hanging around in Hong Kong. At the time of the meal, Derry was Shadow Lord Chancellor, but everyone knew that Derry would soon be Lord Chancellor because a General Election was due and no-one expected the Tories to get back in, not even the Tories.

Huw Daniel is friends with Dafydd and the gang, as was his father. See eg. post ‘Tan yn Llyn’. Daniel spent his entire career on the corrupt Chester and Wales Circuit as a barrister and then a judge. At least one innocent man – the Rev Emyr Owen of Tywyn – was jailed in 1985 because of Daniel’s lies when Daniel was a barrister. See previous posts. Daniel was looking forward to sending me to prison as well, in 2004, on the basis of what he knew was the perjury of NHS staff but the charges were suddenly withdrawn on the first day of my trial. I was later told that someone had come forward who had witnessed the plan to fit me up and threatened to go public on the abuse of patients at the Hergest Unit if my trial went ahead.

 

What I want to know is who is the Mr Big linked with the Cambridge ring whom everyone is so desperate to protect?

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Sir Frederick Lincoln Ralphs family moved to Sheffield while Ralphs was young and he attended Firth Park Grammar School and the University of Sheffield. It was there that Ralphs became involved with the NUS, serving as President, 1934-36. Ralphs was also President of the International Confederation of Students, 1937-38.

Yorkshire was another location of organised abuse, which by the early 1960s had been ramped up considerably by Jimmy Savile’s activities. When Sir Frederick was busy in the NUS and with the International Confederation of Students, Cambridge University and the Cambridge Apostles were at their spying, swinging best. See previous posts.

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Frederick Ralphs himself may have left Shropshire, Sheffield and the NUS long behind when he held his own positions in public life, but as I hope that I have made clear on this blog, it is keeping quiet about people one has known as well as about those who one knows which is the crucial factor. Furthermore, people in public life do get called upon to show their loyalty to those on their past stomping ground, even if they only passed through relatively briefly and didn’t return.

No doubt I really did blot my copy book when I was working at St George’s Hospital Medical School, when a Nice Young Doctor called Jimmy Shroff popped up to see me because he wanted to meet the girl that he’d been told was from Bangor who was now at St George’s, because Jimmy was from north Wales! Jimmy had a cup of tea with me and ran a long list of names from north Wales past me, all of whom I knew to be involved in the abuse of patients. He asked me if I knew Dafydd; I wasn’t massively outspoken but I certainly didn’t agree with Jimmy that Dafydd ‘was a funny little man with a beard’. I indicated that I knew of very, very big problems…

Jimmy then dashed off back to work and I never encountered him again.

I now realise that Jimmy Shroff was well aware that I knew a great deal, because he had worked as a GP trainee in Dr D.G.E. Wood’s surgery; Wood was facilitating the ring… When I wrote my post about Jimmy Shroff ‘A Network Stretching To London?’ in Nov 2016 shortly after beginning this blog, I hadn’t yet received all my documentation and I had no idea how extensive the network was. In that post I wrote:

I often wondered whether he was part of the network that were trying so hard to silence me, but he didn’t seem like one of them – he was far more competent for a start and seemed much more normal than the very obviously dysfunctional people whom I was having such trouble with. However in 2005 when I finally retrieved my full medical files I had a surprise – among the very old records was a photocopy of a letter printed on headed North Wales Hospital Denbigh paper. The quality of the photocopying was so poor that I was unable to read the signature – but the content of the letter could just about be read. It was a letter to someone else (their name could not be distinguished either) asking whether their friend had found out which department in St George’s I was working in yet. I never did get to the bottom of Jimmy Shroff’s brief visit to me because he didn’t stay working at St George’s long. I have since discovered that Jimmy Shroff died in 2003. His widow works for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Jimmy was a mate of Dr D.G.E. Wood and Dr Tony Francis and had been sent to St George’s to see what I would say about Dafydd. Jimmy Shroff was not a loony like Dafydd, he was a competent and personable doctor, but he knew what Dafydd was doing and was part of the effort to keep a lid on the criminality, which is even more terrifying than the lunacy of Dafydd himself.

After Jimmy Shroff died, obituaries appeared in the BMJ and on Europepmc.org. Europepmn.org told us that Jimmy Foden Shroff died from a pancreatic tumour on 13 November 2003 and:

Jimmy Foden Shroff grew up in Leatherhead and qualified from Barts Medical College in 1983.

Bart’s had been facilitating organised abuse for years. Professor Anthony Clare who colluded with Dafydd et al and Prof Linford Rees, a Welsh psychiatrist who knew Dafydd, held Chairs at Bart’s in the 1980s and 90s which added to the party. See previous posts.

During his undergraduate career he also obtained a BSc first class honours in biochemistry. He was profoundly interested in all aspects of medicine, and this attracted him into general practice and he completed the vocational training course, obtaining the MRCGP. At the end of this period he conceived his ambition to train in obstetrics and gynaecology. It was typical of Jimmy that he would undertake this in a thorough way, and he first undertook a number of surgical jobs and obtained the FRCS in 1990. He then went into training posts in his chosen speciality, passing the MRCOG in 1994, and he was appointed a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Tameside General Hospital in September of 2000.

Dafydd’s gang had direct links with Tameside. Glanville Owen, who on April 1984 was appointed Deputy Director of Gwynedd Social Services and remained in that post while kids in the care of Gwynedd were systematically battered, raped and trafficked, had previously worked as a senior social worker to the Assistant Director at Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. In his evidence to the Waterhouse Inquiry, Glanville didn’t manage to explain how he managed to not notice what was happening in the children’s homes for which he was the senior manager responsible, but he did tell Ronnie that he was now in a different role and didn’t expect to continue working for the local authority for much longer. After telling Ronnie that, Glanville however found a new lease of life. By 2003, Glanville was Chief Exec of Gwynedd Community Health Council, in which role he lied to patients and refused to investigate even the most serious of complaints. When the CHCs were restructured Glanville didn’t disappear, he was recycled into the North Wales CHC. He was definitely still there as recently as 2011… See post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’

[Shroff] quickly established himself as a hardworking and conscientious gynaecologist particularly concerned with dedicating himself to the colposcopy and oncology services. With a colleague he developed the West Pennine Gynaecological Oncology Unit and rapidly established a reputation as a valuable colleague who was very much liked by patients, nursing, and midwifery staff, as well as his consultant colleagues. He was a positive and effective multidisciplinary team worker as well as leader. He was also an extremely good teacher and lectured both in the department, the postgraduate centre, and in the Greater Manchester Gynaecology Oncology Group.

Dafydd and the gang had a branch in Greater Manchester. The branch had been in existence for a long time, but it expanded when Dafydd’s mate Dr Bob Hobson relocated from the Maudsley, where Hobson had facilitated organised abuse, to Manchester University, where Hobson facilitated organised abuse. Tony Francis worked in psychiatry at Manchester University in the early 1980s before he arrived to work with Dafydd in north Wales. Sadie Francis studied medicine at Manchester, as did the insane and dangerous Dr Tony Roberts who worked at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and then the Hergest Unit. There was also an exchange of Angels between north Wales and Manchester and during the 1990s, Angels from north Wales were being sent to Manchester University to undertake postgrad degrees, which as far as I could see no-one ever failed. Furthermore the postgrad degrees were in ‘interventions’ which were based on research frauds in which members of the gang in north Wales had participated.

One Angel who did very well out of this scam was Dr Dave Reader, who turned up in Gwynedd as the ‘student’ of one of my key workers during the Waterhouse Inquiry. Dave Reader introduced himself to me as an Angel new to north Wales who was doing a PhD. He didn’t tell me that he had been qualified for many years, had worked as a senior Angel at St George’s Hospital Medical School, knew the people traffickers there and had decided to get a job as an Angel in Gwynedd at about the same time that I left my job at St George’s and moved back to Gwyneddd.

He was an outstandingly clear thinker and wrote most effective notes with a very attractive and neat hand. As a senior house officer he had developed the technique of writing the notes with different coloured inks to emphasise different points, and his note keeping was of such a high standard that few could aspire to it. His ability to draw clear diagrams reflected a school interest in art and technical drawing that stood him in good stead.

Jimmy had a real love of life with catholic interests ranging from swimming, cycling, maintaining his own cars, do it yourself, model railways, and scouting, which initially took him to camping trips to North Wales, where he eventually made his home. He was always positive and interested, and was an extremely attractive character.

His consultant work and life were extremely fulfilling and it was a sad shock for his family, colleagues, and the service when he became unexpectedly ill in January of 2003 and a tumour was diagnosed. He bore his illness and the treatments with considerable fortitude, even when it was clear that it was advancing despite the best possible treatment.

He leaves his wife, Liz; three children; and very favourable memories among his colleagues and patients. 

This tribute to Jimmy the Friend of a Gang of Paedophiles and Traffickers, but ooh he did make such excellent notes, he even used different colours, was penned by N.G. Hodges. Those notes could well have been, like the notes of Dafydd’s other pals, written in code. When Dr Robin Jacobson of St George’s Hospital wrote in 1991 that ‘Dr Jones is a psychiatrist in his late 50s or early 60s who trained with Bob Hobson’, Jacobson meant ‘Oh God, he was part of that notorious sex abuse ring at the Maudsley in the 1960s, we are not touching this patient who has complained about him’ and when Dr Neil Davies wrote ‘DAJ’ on the top of documents, it was a signal that the patient concerned had complained about Dafydd…

Ah the doctors they were wonderful! What does the acronym ‘DIEBITCH’ mean please doctor? It’s on so many of the records of the Empowered Service Users from north Wales!

The BMJ in Aug 2004 published a nice photo of Jimmy:

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N.G. Hodges has been a busy bee, he has published extensively with many others. For example, in 2016 Hodges published ‘Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Welsh Slate Miners’: Reynolds C.J., MacNeill S.J., Williams J., Hodges N.G., Campbell M.J., Newman-Taylor A.J., Cullinan P. (2016) Occupational Medicine, Nov 2016 67 (1):20-25.

When N.G. Hodges co-authored that article, he hadn’t published anything since he wrote the obituary for his mate Jimmy for the BMJ in 2004. Before Jimmy’s obit, N.G. Hodges’ last contribution to medical science had been in April 1996. So N.G. Hodges suddenly published a paper about Welsh slate quarrymen in Nov 2016, the month that I blogged about Jimmy. N.G. Hodges probably hadn’t read that post by the time that he submitted that paper, but he could well have discovered that I had begun this blog a few months previously.

N.G. Hodges gave his affiliation as the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield. Which is a little odd, because N.G. Hodges is a Top Doctor getting on in years who worked in Gwynedd back in the 1970s and 80s, specialising in respiratory illness…

N.G. Hodges’ co-authors who realised that there was a sudden need to publish on obstructive pulmonary disease in Welsh slate miners in 2016 were Carl Reynolds of the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London; S.J. MacNeill of the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol; J. Williams of the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield; Michael J. Campbell of the University of Sheffield; A.J. Newman Taylor of the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College and P. Cullinan of the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College.

Reynolds et al in the article’s abstract told us that the object was ‘to study the cumulative effect of mining on lung function and risk of COPD in a cohort of Welsh slate miners and whether these were independent of smoking and pneumoconiosis. The study was based on a secondary analysis of Medical Research Council (MRC) survey data….We created multivariable models to assess the association between mining and lung function after adjusting for age and smoking status…. In the original MRC study, 1255 men participated (726 slate miners, 529 unexposed non-miners). COPD was significantly more common in miners (n = 213, 33%) than non-miners (n = 120, 26%), P < 0.05. There was no statistically significant difference in risk of COPD between miners and non-miners when analysis was limited to non-smokers or those without radiographic evidence of pneumoconiosis…Slate mining may reduce lung function and increase the incidence of COPD independently of smoking and pneumoconiosis’.

Now N.G. Hodges and pals, not only is there nothing new in this research, but I note that the work was based on a secondary analysis of MRC data. In 2016, there was not a great deal of slate quarrying going on in Wales any longer and the few quarrymen still working in the industry were well-protected, the deleterious effects of slate dust being well-known. So HOW OLD was your data? Donkey’s years old perhaps? Was it perhaps from the MRC Unit which was located in south Wales many years ago, run by Archie Cochrane, with which Dafydd and Tony Francis’s old mucker Professor Kenneth Rawnsley was involved before he was appointed Chair of Psychological Medicine at the Welsh National School of Medicine? See previous posts for details of Archie et al and the MRC Unit in south Wales…

It was the geniuses linked to Archie’s old mates and the MRC Unit who were responsible for the research fraud carried out by Dafydd’s mates in Dec 1990, which blew up in everybody’s faces days after the silly buggers boasted of their Global First In Cancer Research in the world’s media. See posts ‘They Think It’s All Over – It Is Now’ and ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’. That paper was published the month in which Tony and Sadie Francis had me arrested on the basis of their perjury; they were attempting to have me imprisoned. When that didn’t happen, they perjured themselves again a few weeks later in another attempt to have me imprisoned; then they had another go some three months after that, in the spring of 1991. None of the charges were criminal charges; the Drs Francis had obtained a High Court injunction against me – again on the basis of perjury – and then repeatedly perjured themselves in their claims that I had breached the injunction and should be imprisoned for contempt of court. I have documents demonstrating that Hempsons, the MDU lawyers, who were acting for the Drs Francis, knew that they had perjured themselves and had advised them not to continue with the case against me. The Drs Francis continued nonetheless and Hempsons represented them.

Hempsons had copies of letters written by me detailing the serious abuse of patients and criminality on the part of Dafydd, the Drs Francis and their colleagues. I also had a long telephone conversation with Ann Ball of Hempsons in late 1990 and told her in no uncertain terms that patients were being seriously abused. Ann Ball told me that Tony and Sadie Francis had told her that they knew nothing about my allegations. Hempsons had documentary evidence themselves that Tony and Sadie were party to the abuse and criminality.

By Dec 1990, Professor Mark Williams was becoming well-known on the back of his Mindfulness work, which was yet another research fraud carried out by Dafydd’s colleagues. See post ‘The Biggest Expert Of The Lot’.

Tony Francis studied under Kenneth Rawnsley and then worked for Rawnsley as a junior doctor after Francis graduated.

With regard to the institutions with which those who’s names are on the 2016 paper with N.G. Hodges. Not long after I finished my MSc at Hammersmith Hospital, Hammersmith merged with Imperial College. Dafydd’s pals at Hammersmith and the Top Docs who were perpetrating research fraud, giving out jobs to the people with whom they were having sex etc all (see eg. posts ‘Oh, Lordy! It’s CR UK’ and ‘Interesting Facts’) became part of Imperial College. For years Imperial was ruled over by Lord Brian Flowers, who grew up in Swansea and retained close links with Wales. Flowers was then given domain over the whole of the University of London and served as VC. Flowers ignored patient harm, criminal misconduct and research fraud in all the London Medical Schools, including the pan-European trafficking ring which St George’s was facilitating. Flowers had a go at being the VC of Manchester University as well, just to ensure that the rot was firmly embedded in the north west of England as well as the north east and London. See previous posts.

Sir Charles Evans, the Top Doc who for the best part of three decades served as the Principal of UCNW while the whole institution was a vehicle for Dafydd’s trafficking gang, was close friends with Top Doctor Anne McCandless, who, like Sir Charles, was more interested in climbing than in being a Top Doctor and didn’t have much time for the human race. Anne McCandless worked as a paediatrician in the Liverpool and Manchester areas and along with her Top Doc mates, was complicit with the abuse of kids and vulnerable people. See post ‘Meet the Gwerin!’.

There were other people with close links to Imperial who colluded with Dafydd and the gang, including those from north Wales, such as Professor Wynn Humphrey Davies, who in retirement returned to north Wales and for many years held office on the Council of Bangor University. See post ‘I Told You I Was Trouble’.

My post ‘I Don’t Believe It!’ discusses what I am fairly sure was a huge research fraud conducted by Dame Julia Polak of Imperial College in collaboration with Sir Magdi Yacoub, in the field of er heart and lung research. I was told by someone the other day that Polak did commit that fraud but it was less certain as to how much Yacoub knew about it; there is a suspicion that he just believed her lies… Whatever the truth, Polak and Yacoub built a whole new research centre on the basis of the Medical Miracles that they were performing and millions and millions of dosh has gone the way of Imperial on the basis of Julia’s ‘research’.

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One of N.G. Hodges’ co-authors was based at Bristol University. Dafydd’s gang had a hotline to Bristol University, because Dr D.G.E. Wood trained there. There were many more links between the gang and Bristol University as well, such as Sarah Jenkins, the daughter of Sheila Jenkins, a particularly abusive Gwynedd social worker, who did a degree in psychology at Bristol. Sarah Jenkins was on the psychology degree at Bristol at the same time as Sarah Macaulay, who later became Mrs Gordon Brown. Sarah was the business partner of Julia Hobsbawm and they established Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications, the PR company which served New Labour. Julia’s dad Eric Hobsbawm was the Marxist historian who spent much of his life in the Communist Party, had a second home at Croesor in Gwynedd and was part of the Welsh Bloomsbury Group who drew on the services of Dafydd’s gang for years. See eg. post ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’. Eric Hobsbawm was one of that cohort of Cambridge students who were recruited by the security services, so I can only presume that putting a stop to a gang of paedophiles operating within the post-war welfare state was not on their remit.

Lord David Hunt, who concealed the criminality of Dafydd et al throughout his many years as a Tory MP on Merseyside, Welsh Office Minister, Secretary of State for Wales, member of the Lords and is still doing so in his capacity as one of the most senior people in the international law firm DAC Beachcroft, completed his law degree at Bristol University.

As for N.G. Hodges, I have no idea how an elderly, clapped out doctor from Ysbyty Gwynedd who was mates with Dafydd et al managed to get himself an affiliation with Sheffield University in the twilight of his years, but in view of what is going on, it could very easily have been arranged. Sheffield was at the hub of the ring run by Jimmy Savile, who was involved with Dafydd’s gang. I am only surprised that the much bigger names from Sheffield University on that paper – one of whom I think now has a Chair in Australia – were stupid enough to have been party to this lame response to my blog.

 As for Sheffield per se, one of the hubs of Jimmy Savile HQ, didn’t a man called David Blunkett ever notice anything amiss in downtown, gangland Sheffield? He led the Sheffield City Council throughout the Savile years and was Home Secretary as well…
‘The People’s Republic Of Sheffield’ had old Tebbs and the Tories fuming. Not so much a People’s Regime if you were a kid in care or psych patient being targeted by Savile’s gang was it Blunkett?
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Joan Beer I think is still alive; she is a leading light in Penrallt Baptist Church in Bangor. There are some very nice people in Penrallt, I know some of them there, but there is a big contingent of social workers, Top Docs and Bangor University staff who definitely colluded with the trafficking ring. Not much happened at Penrallt without Joan Beer being at the centre of it.
Bill Beer’s mentor at the Westminster Hospital, Peter Samman, died in 1992 and his biography is also to be found on the Royal College of Physician’s ‘Lives of the Fellows’ online:

Peter Samman was born in Darjeeling, India. His father, Herbert Frederick Samman, was a Commissioner in the Indian Civil Service, as was his mother’s father. His cousin, C T Samman, a lieutenant colonel who was master of the Worshipful Company of Apothecaries 1928-31…

On his father’s retirement the family returned to the Isle of Man, where Peter attended King William’s College. He went up to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and then to King’s College Hospital, London.

Samman was at Cambridge in the 1930s, along with all those gay elite men who worked for the security services and used their positions to ensure that they could have sex with kids and young people who didn’t really want to have sex with them and then murder witnesses if they wouldn’t shut up.

Soon after he qualified, the second world war began. He volunteered for the RAF, rose to the rank of squadron leader, spent two years in Canada, and after the war returned to King’s and obtained his membership of the College.

Dannie Abse finished his clinical training at King’s after the Westminster Hospital and he spent quite some time working as a Top Doc in the RAF, reaching a senior position…

The King’s dermatology ethos had attracted him to the specialty. Sydney Thomson – of Thomson’s Disease, congenital poikiloderma, 1923 – was in charge of the department having succeeded Arthur Whitfield, of the ointment. He was house surgeon and medical registrar at King’s until 1947 when he moved to Bristol as senior registrar. There he started a lifelong study that brought him international recognition – the classification of the cutaneous lymphomas…

In 1951 he was appointed consultant physician for diseases of the skin to Westminster Hospital. He spent a sabbatical six months during 1958 at the University of Pennsylvania in the foremost academic unit in the USA, Pillsbury’s. This was followed by his appointment to the staff of St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin. St John’s was his chief academic focus; he was dean for five years.

A man of upright and definite convictions…

He just missed a great deal of what was happening around him

He was punctilious in his attendance to his hospital work at Westminster and St John’s, where he was particularly respected for sound clinical judgement and also in committee.

Bill my dear chap! The international trafficking ring that young Abse is developing needs a dermatologist in the heartland of Gwynedd! You’re good with languages and the region is a Methodist stronghold, you must apply… We must remember our NHS work after all…

His opinion was always the first to be sought at national and international meetings on the subject of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas, mycosis fungoides and pre-reticulotic conditions. He would answer succinctly and clearly, reporting his meticulous analysis of the patients that had been referred to him from all over the UK.

I can only hope that Samman’s research was rather less flaky than that of N.G. Hodges et al…

He gave the Parkes Weber lecture in 1976, entitled ‘Cutaneous reticulosis’. He also contributed chapters on this subject, on nails in disease and on lichen planus, in the celebrated Textbook of dermatology, ed A J Rook and D S Wilkinson, Oxford, Blackwell, 1968, which went into several editions. His The nails in disease, London, Heinemann, 1965, went into four editions. In 1990 he edited A history of St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, Oxford, Radcliffe Medical.

You can see why a load of wallies in Parliament are taken in on every occasion can’t you. It sounds brilliant, very Dr Finlay.

He married Judith Mary née Kelly in 1953 and settled in Orpington, Kent. He and Judy had a large garden and Peter was a knowledgeable plantsman; he won many cups and awards at horticultural shows where his speciality was chrysanthemums.

The Gumbies of Monty Python fame liked chrysanthemums. The Gumbies did brain surgery as well.

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[Samman] had three daughters, one of whom also qualified as a Gumby and works as a GP. In his later years he was afflicted with Parkinson’s disease; he died of pneumonia.

The Gumbies could do no more for him…

 

In Aug 1986, N.G. Hodges and others published ‘Mortality of Slate Workers In North Wales’ in the British Journal of Industrial Medicine, 43(8): 550-555.
So N.G. Hodges and his mates had published something in 1986 using data collected in 1975. Data this old and indeed much older can certainly be valuable in many areas of research, but not in this area. Once again, N.G. Hodges was telling the world something that it already knew about an industry that had changed its working practices and that was in decline anyway, using ancient data.
On this occasion, the cutting edge researcher which is N.G .Hodges co-authored with P.D. Oldham, C. Bevan and P.C. Elwood. I will return to these co-researchers of N.G.’s shortly.
In 1981, O.C. Parry-Jones and N.G. Hodges published ‘Severe Breathlessness, Respiratory Failure and Asphyxia’ in the BMJ, 282(6262):441-443]
Kenneth Rawnsley worked with those MRC Units at one time and he was able to publish work maintaining that the health differences between the different communities in south Wales were predicated on psychological factors. Ken explained that was why people living in the industrial parts of the valleys who spent their lives down coal mines and lived in poor housing covered in coal dust were moaning and groaning about their aches and pains, coughing their guts up and walked with stoops and limps, but those in the Vale of Glamorgan had a skip in their step, a smile for everyone and clean faces and necks.
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Professor Peter Elwood was a key component of the MRC Epidemiology Unit and a man of whom Cardiff University are proud. See post ‘The Vermin Club’. Peter has been at the forefront of many medical breakthroughs and his stellar career continued at speed, even after his name was on that horribly embarrassing paper published by Dafydd’s gang in Dec 1990…
All the Top Docs at the Welsh National School of Medicine and in Cardiff knew what was happening in north Wales. It was why junior doctors would not take jobs in north Wales and even the medical students’ hearts sank if they had to complete a placement in Bangor. Meanwhile, Professor Fergus Lowe at Bangor University built an empire on the back of holding weak colluding fools over a barrel. Before Fungus blackmailed Unilever, the Leverhulme Trust and the ESRC over the wrongdoing of Dafydd et al, he raised funds and his profile by ‘working with health authorities’ in Wales. Fungus, the Leo Abse of Psychology, kicked all of them about because he knew how serious the criminality with which they had been complicit was. See previous posts.
What’s the betting that N.G. and co had used the same old data set that they brought out of mothballs in 2016 when the paedophile gang sent up a distress flare, after using it for their Aug 1986 paper? They certainly made good use of that 1975 data, from a slate industry that barely existed any longer, in which practices had changed out of all recognition by the time that they were publishing. Many of the people in the data set would have been dead by the time that N.G. still faithfully worked the data in 1986, let alone 2016.
Yet more meaningless research brought to the world by mates of Dafydd’s because I’ve popped my head above the parapet again. You can almost set your clocks by it. Aug 1986, my first formal complaint to the Mental Health Act Commission after I was unlawfully detained under the Mental Health Act in Ysbyty Gwynedd when I refused to leave the premises because my previous letters of complaint had not been answered. Dec 1990, I had given Hempsons full details of the abuse and criminality on the part of the NHS and social services in north Wales. Nov 2016, I’d begun this blog.
My how things haven’t changed.
The quarrying landscape of north Wales when N.G. Hodges was publishing about the effects of slate dust on quarrymen:
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In 1984, a brand new hospital opened in Bangor, Ysbyty Gwynedd:
Dafydd Wigley, Plaid MP for Caernarfon 1974-2001 and AM for the same constituency 1999-2003, fought long and hard for the quarrymen to receive compensation for their respiratory illnesses, but not until most of them were in a very bad way. He’s still fighting, although they’ve nearly all died. Lord Wigley didn’t mention a word about the nonsensical research of N.G. Hodges, but he didn’t mention anything about the trafficking ring either. One of Lord Wigley’s advisers was Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council when the paedophile gang operated in the children’s homes run by Gwynedd County Council. See previous posts.
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Back in May 1976, N.G. Hodges co-authored, with numerous others, a piece for the BMJ on a subject close to their hearts, ‘Incremental Payments For Consultants’.
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That’s enough N.G. Hodges – Ed.

 

To return to Sir Frederick. In 1938, Sir Frederick Lincoln Ralphs married Enid Mary Cowlin, Vice-President of the NUS and the couple moved to Norwich in 1946. Appointed as Deputy Education Officer for Norfolk, one of Ralphs first jobs was to write a document calling for the creation of a university in the county; this was eventually founded as the University of East Anglia.

In 1950, Ralphs was promoted to the post of Chief Education Officer for Norfolk and he served in the position until 1974. In this role, Ralphs opposed the creation of the OU but was active in the Schools Broadcasting Council and in 1969, he also became Chairman of the Further Education Advisory Council. Ralphs was the key figure behind the establishment of Wymondham College in 1951.

Ralphs was given his K in 1973.  He died in 1978, but his wife Lady Ralphs lived until Jan 2014 and flew the flag until the very end. Days after her death, the ‘Eastern Daily Press’ reminded its readers of Lady Ralphs and her extensive good works. Lady Ralphs passed away at her home in Norwich, leaving behind ‘three children, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren’. Their descendants will be everywhere in Norfolk, preserving the good reputations on their forebears.

‘The retired lecturer…was actively involved in supporting Norfolk education right up until her death. Lady Ralphs made significant contributions – both locally and nationally – through her work as a magistrate and served as a Norwich magistrate for 27 years and was Chairman of the bench. In 1981, Lady Ralphs became the first woman Chairman of the Magistrates’ Association of England and Wales and was also made a Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk in the same year.’

Lady Ralphs was born in January 1915 in Cornwall as Enid Mary Cowlin and went to school at Penzance Grammar School for Girls where she later returned to teach geography. During her university days, she was President of the students’ union at what became Exeter University and Vice-President of the NUS.

Adam Curle, who founded the Dept of Peace Studies at Bradford, which like UCNW survived a determined onslaught from Thatch’s for no other reason that people associated with that Dept, including Adam Curle himself, were closely associated with organised abuse and the Westminster paedophile Ring, in 1952 was appointed to the Chair of Education and Psychology at the University of Exeter. See post ‘The Stations Of The Crass’.

 

Lady Ralphs became a part-time lecturer at Keswick Hall teacher training college after she moved to Norwich in 1946, where she stayed until her retirement in 1980. Keswick Hall was an institution sustained by the Church of England since its establishment in the 19th century. It was an immensely troubled place by the 1930s and in March 1942 the Board of Education (what is now the Dept of Education), gave the college a year to resolve all the problems, or the College would have to close. Somehow however the college survived; I wonder how or indeed which Gov’t Minister was blackmailed over wrongdoing to enable the college to survive.

Lady Ralphs was Governor of Norwich School, Wymondham College and Culford School, President of Norfolk Girl Guiding and a member of the Guide Council for Great Britain.

Lady Ralphs was President of the Norwich branch of the UNA. Previous posts have discussed Dafydd’s links with the UNA. When I was doing my PhD and the gwerin were so outraged at my presence in Bangor University that they began surrounding me to hassle me at every opportunity, a one day conference on the Problems of Drug Abuse was organised by the local branch of the UNA, to be held in one of the main lecture theatres at Bangor University. The keynote speaker was Dafydd. The promotional material for the planned event gave a substantially misleading account of Dafydd’s career, expertise and reputation. So I offered to attend the event and distribute literature providing additional information about Dafydd. I received an e mail from a member of the UNA branch called Tegai which contained information about me that only Dafydd or Tony Francis could have provided. It wasn’t dynamite or some terrible secret, it was just info that no-one else in Bangor University or who was in my life at that time would have known.

The UNA subsequently cancelled the event and I found out years later that it had been organised by Menai Williams, the retired Deputy Principal of Bangor Normal College, the teacher training college which merged with Bangor University in 1996, but for years was managed and staffed by people complicit with the trafficking ring and even managed to train a few teachers who were convicted of abusing their pupils. See post ‘Thought For the Day’. Menai was a leading light in the UNA.

The UNA seems to attract people who associate with other questionable people or end up in trouble. After graduating from Oxford, Jeffrey Archer was employed as a fundraiser for the UNA. Tuppence organised the UNA’s flag day collection, yet despite barely increasing the previous year’s total, Tuppence was then promoted to organise a dinner at 10 Downing Street, which raised over £200,000. Tuppence was later accused by the then Chairman of the UNA, Humphrey Berkeley, of playing fast and loose with his expense claims while he worked for the UNA.

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

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

Berkeley was a strong internationalist who supported the work of the United Nations; his father had supported the League of Nations. Humphrey served on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Western European Union and the Council of Europe from 1963. Berkeley was a member of the Howard League for Penal Reform and from 1965 the honorary Treasurer. That year he also drew up the new rules for election of the Leader of the Conservative Party, which I think were used to elect Ted Heath.

In 1965, Berkeley introduced a Private Members Bill to legalise male homosexuality along the lines of the Wolfenden Report. Berkeley was well known to his colleagues as a homosexual and not much liked. His Bill fell when Parliament was dissolved in 1966, soon after its reading. Unexpectedly, Berkeley lost his seat in 1966 and attributed his defeat to the unpopularity of his bill on homosexuality.

In 1968 Berkeley had resigned from the Conservative Party, largely in opposition to its stance on Vietnam. In 1970, he joined the Labour Party, unsuccessfully standing as a Labour candidate in 1974.

Berkely then spent time working as a roving ambassador of the now defunct Republic of Transkei, until he was abducted one night in February 1979, assaulted on the side of a road, put into the boot of a car, and dumped over the border at Kei Bridge. Berkeley joined the SDP in 1981, and fought Southend East for them in 1987. In 1988 with the SDP splitting over whether to merge with the Liberals, he rejoined Labour.

Menai Williams has been involved with the UNA for a very long time. Menai first joined the staff of the Normal College back in the 1950s. So Menai was busy when Humphrey Berkeley was Chairing the UNA and Tuppence was allegedly fiddling his expenses. Was Dafydd associated with the UNA then as well? I think we should be told.

Someone else who was involved with the UNA for many years was Lord David Ennals, frequent star of previous blog posts. Ennals served as Secretary to the UNA, 1952-57 and became Chairman in 1984. In previous posts I have detailed David Ennals’ many links with Dafydd and Dafydd’s mates. Ennals was involved with MIND for many years while Dafydd was a leading figure in that organisation and while MIND was concealing Dafydd’s criminality. Ennals led a big campaign for MIND between 1970 and 1973, was appointed Chairman in 1984 and served as President, 1989-95. Ennals was also mates with Dafydd’s pal at the Maudsley, Dr Jim Birley, who was nearly as mad as Dafydd, but who nonetheless remained at the top of the Maudsley and the Royal College of Psychiatrists for years. Birley felt able to denounce the Soviet Union for its abuse of psychiatry while Dafydd used exactly the same techniques as Soviet psychiatrists but against people who had complained about he and his colleagues abusing people, rather than political dissidents. See previous posts.

As if that wasn’t enough, Ennals concealed the wrongdoing of Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring when he was a junior Minister at the Home Office in 1967 under Woy. Ennals was able to push the boat out for Dafydd even further as Minister of state at the DHSS, working under Barbara Castle, alongside Babs’s two advisers, Jack Straw and Prof Brian Abel-Smith. Between them, Castle, Ennals, Abel-Smith and Straw concealed enormous quantities of patient harm, as well as deaths, within the NHS and Social Services, in addition to the widespread organised abuse of kids in care and vulnerable adults. See previous posts.

Ennals however had become acquainted with Dafydd et al early in his career before Ennals was on many radars. Ennals’ first go at being an MP was between 1964 and 1970 when he was the Labour member for Dover. In 1968, Ennals served as a junior Minister under what was then called the Minister for Health (now known as the Health Secretary), Sir Kenneth Robinson, who was also Chair of the National Association of Mental Health (MIND) in the 1960s. The Top Docs loved Sir Kenneth, the BMA still fondly remembers him as the Best Minister Of Health That We’ve Ever Had. Sir Ken gave the Top Docs lots of money and rolled over on every point when in ‘negotiations’ with them. Sir Ken didn’t only collude as much as possible with Dafydd and the gang, Sir Ken didn’t only ensure that Dafydd was given a job as consultant at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, Sir Ken didn’t only remain silent when Dafydd one day loaded hordes of seriously ill totally institutionalised inmates of Denbigh onto a fleet of coaches with no warning and dumped them in B&Bs on the north Wales coast where they were late found starving and covered in lice (I bet some of them died as well), but Sir Ken was a good friend of Dafydd. I don’t know WHY Sir Kenneth Robinson was a pal of a sex offending nutter who ran a paedophile ring, but he was. That I think was how dear old Lord Ennals was introduced to the ring…

A few Interesting Facts that might explain Sir Kenneth Robinson’s fondness for Gwynne the lobotomist, Dafydd and the paedophile gang:

Sir Kenneth’s parents were a Top Doc and a nurse, so he was off to a flying start. Kenneth was a St Pancras Borough Councillor, 1945-49, then the Labour MP for St Pancras North, 1949-70. St Pancras was a constituency which contained lots of seriously poor people and many working as prostitutes, who lived not a million miles away from the much richer folk of Camden which included the Bloomsbury Group, many of whom were having sex with very young people who didn’t particularly want to have sex with them. Gwynne and Dafydd loyally served the Welsh Bloomsbury Group who had second homes in Croesor…

So Kenneth would have known Lena Jeger, the Labour Party’s Wimmin’s Champ who was the MP for the neighbouring constituency and he’d also have known her Top Doc husband, a founder member of the Socialist Medical Association and one of those who just wanted to Help The Poor. See post ‘Stations Of The Crass’.

Kenneth Robinson went to Oundle School, which was where Sir Clough William-Ellis, the Anglo-Welsh landowner who let out his properties in Croesor to his friends from the Bloomsbury Group who had their main homes in London, also went to school. Professor William Trethowan – a colleague of Dafydd’s mate Kenneth Rawnsley when Rawnsley worked at Manchester University – who was the GMC member who in the early 1970s ensured that paedophile child psychiatrist Dr Morris Fraser was allowed to continue to practise (see eg. post ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’), went to Oundle.

During WW II, Robinson served in the Royal Navy, so he knew about the gay spies in the Admiralty and whatever it was that Lord Louis Mountbatten was up to which enabled so many people to silently blackmail other people thus ensuring comfy lifestyles for themselves. Sir Ken would have also known Admiral Sir Alec Bingley, who’s wife Lady Juliet and son William Bingley held senior roles at MIND throughout the 1970s and 80s and did so many favours for Dafydd. William carried on the good work for Dafydd when he became Chief Exec of the Mental Health Act Commission. See previous posts eg. ‘The Defence Of The Realm’.

See previous posts for more info on Sir Kenneth Robinson, who remained loyal to dear old Dafydd until the day that he died in Feb 1996. By which time William Hague knew that Ronnie Waterhouse would soon be Chairing an Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and I bet that Dafydd did as well. Kenneth Robinson was a good age when he died but I’m sure that a Top Doc could have put him on the Liverpool Care Pathway just to help him on his way lest Ken did live a few more months and mention a few names. Or indeed State Secrets.

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Brian Abel-Smith was the LSE economist who designed the fundamentally flawed model of the NHS. He wouldn’t admit or amend the flaws and after many years of doing the ah the doctors they were wonderful bit and just explaining how they needed more money, Abel-Smith finally admitted that the doctors they are fucking impossible to deal with and he gave up his advisory role with the NHS and went to work as an adviser to Peter Shore, the Minister concerned with housing. Peter Shore was an East End MP who also spent years saying ah the doctors they were wonderful while he concealed the kids who were being abused and trafficked to north Wales children’s homes by Dafydd’s business partners in London. When the kids who had returned to London infected with HIV and working as rent boys began dying from AIDS in the mid-late 1980s, Peter Shore helped extract dosh out of Ken Clarke at the Dept of Health to convert the defunct Mildmay Mission Hospital in Shoreditch into an AIDS hospice, where the kids trafficked by Dafydd died in invisibility. See post ‘Apocalypse Now’. The Mildmay also had a few celeb patients who were kept well-hidden… Once more, Parliament and the media led the chorus of ah the doctors they were wonderful…

Abel-Smith knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring himself. Not only was he a state bureaucrat who wouldn’t tolerate any criticism of the NHS, but he was also gay and from 1965 he also busied himself running a gents fashion business which flogged gear to celebs such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, who, I was told by Empowered Service Users on the scene in the 1960s, were using the services of Dafydd’s gang… For more information on Abel-Smith, see previous posts…

Abel-Smith worked with the LSE sociologist Prof Peter Townsend, who also served as an adviser to the Labour Gov’ts of the 1960s and 70s. One thing that I haven’t mentioned in previous posts is a speech that David Ennals made to the Socialist Medical Association on 27 March 1977, in his capacity as Secretary of State for the DHSS; Ennals served in this role, 1976-79, in Jim Callaghan’s Gov’t. Ennals was asked by the SMA to talk on the subject of ‘The Gov’t and the NHS’. Ennals made a speech about health inequalities and recited stats about the differential mortality rates etc between people of different social classes and told the SMA of how many more millions that he was investing in the NHS and in Health Education. Much of Ennals’ speech could have been made by Theresa May or indeed any Gov’t Minister in the last few days.

Ennals also mentioned in his speech that his Chief Scientist was appointing three advisers to Tackle The Problems, one of those advisers being Professor Peter Townsend, who was going to be the next speaker at the SMA event after Ennals had done his turn. The Peter Townsend who had by then been advising the Gov’t on er poverty and inequality for many years…

Lord David Ennals knew Lady Ralphs and not just through the UNA. David Ennals knew Lady Ralphs because David Ennals was the Labour MP for Norwich North, Feb 1973-June 1983… Ennals then sat in the Lords between 1983 until he died in June 1995. Ennals died in June 1995, so like his pal Kenneth Robinson, Ennals was out of the way by the time that the Waterhouse Inquiry was underway.

Ennals died of pancreatic cancer. I cannot help noticing how many people who were involved with Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring died of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is not a nice one to have because by the time it is diagnosed it is usually well-advanced and there is not much life expectancy left. When I first noticed how many people with info on the Westminster Paedophile Ring had died suddenly of pancreatic cancer it did occur to me that perhaps the Top Docs had simply carefully not raised the possibility of pancreatic cancer, knowing that it would soon be too late… But another thought has occurred to me. I’m not sure that pancreatic cancer is that common, yet an awful lot of these witnesses died from it. We are dealing with a network of deeply corrupt, seriously criminal Top Docs here; they and their associates include pathologists, coroners, oncologists etc… I know that bare-faced lies have been told about the cause of deaths in north Wales by pathologists and coroners. What if that has been happening elsewhere?

David Ennals’ brother Martin was DG of Amnesty International for many years. Lord David Ennals’ son Sir Paul Ennals sits on numerous safeguarding boards and was/is the CEO of the National Children’s Bureau, with which the paedophile social work academic Peter Righton was involved, as was Righton’s friend social worker Barbara Kahan. Kahan concealed the organised abuse of children in care for many years, including in Oxfordshire, where she was a social work manager. Her husband Dr Vladimir Kahan, a child psychiatrist, assisted her. Keith Joseph appointed Barbara Kahan as his adviser on children in care when he was Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1970-74, in Heath’s Gov’t and Kahan remained a Gov’t adviser throughout the 1970s and 80s. See eg. post ‘Always On The Side Of the Children’.

I mentioned that the UNA planned a conference at Bangor University in 2005, at which Dafydd was to be the keynote speaker. Imagine my surprise when I found out that not only has Frank Field, the Labour MP for Birkenhead since 1979, been involved with the UNA for many years, but Frank Field was still very much involved with the UNA in 2006. Previous posts have discussed how Dafydd’s gang ran Birkenhead, how dispossessed people from Birkenhead have been turning up in north Wales for many years now, as patients in Dafydd’s care homes or as clients of his ‘substance abuse’ charidee CAIS. They are never cared for properly and many of them were frankly abused.

Frank Field is famous for taking his Anglicanism seriously and for never having been married or blessed with children. Field comments in media interviews that he has led a Full Life with his Parliamentary work. So how he’s found time to waste with a load of old paedophiles I don’t know.

Frank Field was Director of the Child Poverty Action Group, 1969-79 and the Low Pay Unit, 1974-80. The CPAG was established in 1965 by Brian Abel-Smith and Peter Townsend. Virginia Bottomley worked as a researcher for the CPAG before she entered the Commons. Bottomley is a former psychiatric social worker who spent her time in the DoH as a Minister and then Secretary of State colluding with Dafydd and the gang (see previous posts).

Frank Field is notorious on the grounds of his admiration for, and friendship with, Thatch.

Tony Lynes (1929 – 12 October 2014) was appointed as the first full-time Secretary of the CPAG in 1966, but resigned in 1968. Lynes was employed as assistant to Professor Richard Titmuss, Abel Smith and Townsend’s colleague at the LSE, 1958-65. Lynes was recruited by Margaret Herbison, Harold Wilson’s Minister of Social Security, in 1965 and worked for a year in the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance writing a paper on family allowances. After resigning from the CPAG, Lynes moved to Oxfordshire where he met his wife, Sally. He was probably the first welfare rights officer employed by a local authority working for Oxfordshire Children’s Department. Where Lynes will have known one of the senior managers there, a Barbara Kahan…

Tony Lynes led the shareholder revolt against the Distillers Company unwillingness to compensate Thalidomide victims. The Thalidomide scandal is an excellent example of how people harmed by the NHS were mangled on numerous levels by numerous people.

Thalidomide was prescribed to pregnant women during the late 1950s and early 1960s. If taken at a particular stage in pregnancy, Thalidomide causes phocomelia. Thalidomide had been deemed safe for humans after tests on animals did not show phocomelia. Animal rights activists thus use Thalidomide as an example of why drugs shouldn’t be tested on animals. What they do not explain is that the reason why phocomelia didn’t show up during the testing of Thalidomide was that the drug had only been tested on ONE species of animal. Had it been tested on both rats and rabbits, the phocomelia would have been obvious… Thalidomide is not a good advert for not testing drugs on animals. Thalidomide wasn’t tested on enough different species of animals…

So Thalidomide was widely prescribed and the link between the drug and phocomelia was soon noticed. In some European countries, docs were told to stop prescribing Thalidomide. Not in the UK. NHS – and of course private – Top Docs continued prescribing Thalidomide even though it was known to cause phocomelia…

The Great Thalidomide Battle was taken up by Campaigning Sunday Times journo, Marjorie Wallace, who received loud applause from all quarters and established her reputation. Marjorie was married to a psychiatrist, Andrew Skarbek, who worked at UCL and was part of Dafydd’s network. Skarbek and Marjorie knew that kids in care and patients were being abused and they colluded 100%.

Marjorie and her Campaigning resulted in a settlement for the Victims of Thalidomide. It was a very poor settlement, even by the standards of the time, but no-one clearly explained that. It soon became very clear however and when the Victims tried to improve their deal, they were told to fuck off.

Now this is where it gets interesting. Previous posts on this blog have provided full details of the Court case and the lawyers involved who Won For The Thalidomide Victims. The lawyers who Fought For The Victims and the Generous Judge Who Helped were the very same legal professionals who covered up for Dafydd and the gang and who also ruined the Church of Scientology in their legal battle with Sir Kenneth Robinson, after the Scientologists had stated that psychiatrists were abusing children and involved in harmful research on patients. The Scientologists had found out about Dafydd and his network in the 1960s and no matter how mad the Scientologists are, they should not have lost that case. They did and no-one ever dared accuse Dafydd and the gang again. Ronnie Waterhouse was involved in that case and acted against the Scientologists.

Ronnie Waterhouse, since he had been a young man, was a good mate of Geoffrey Howe, who was another Welsh barrister colluding with Dafydd et al…

There is also a link between some of the lawyers involved with Marjorie and the People’s Victory Over Thalidomide and the Aberfan disaster. One of the lawyers involved in ‘gaining justice’ after Aberfan, who so surprised south Wales by being sympathetic to them even though he was a Posh English Lawyer, was also one of those who knew about Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring and who was involved with the network re the quiet shafting of the Thalidomide victims without anyone realising until a later date.

Can anyone remember what happened after the Posh English Lawyer succeeded in Helping Aberfan? The Aberfan Disaster Fund, established to help the people of Aberfan, was raided to fund the removal of the slag heaps, lest another one fell down the mountainside and killed a few more people. The Disaster Fund was raided because the NCB refused to foot the entire bill for removing the slag heaps. The Secretary of State for Wales who raided the fund was George Thomas, who’s sexual abuse of children was being concealed by the lawyers and politicians involved in the Thalidomide case, the Church of Scientology case and the Aberfan case. Dafydd’s gang were linked to George Thomas.

Of the people from Aberfan who did receive compensation for their suffering, they had to demonstrate that they had experienced Real Suffering; the emotional distress at losing a child did not count. The Suffering had to be Real, in terms of injury or financial loss etc.

Previous posts detail the Thalidomide, Scientology and Aberfan cases, so I haven’t reproduced the info in detail here. But they were all cases which took place in the mid-late 1960s, in which victims of people linked to the Westminster Paedophile Ring were shafted. It is also clear that the politicians and lawyers involved in these three cases planned how the three cases would be ‘resolved’ in unison. This was Harold Wilson’s Gov’t, Ordinary People had been harmed and killed and Wilson et al had to do a bit of thinking to stop this blowing up in a very big way.

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Should readers be able to stomach much more, do read my posts about the fate of the Top Docs who prescribed Thalidomide after it was known to cause phocomelia; they destroyed records, suffered from convenient lapses of memory and ended up on bodies concerned with the regulation and safety of medicines.

Professor Sir William Asscher Chaired the Dept of Health’s Committee on the Review of Medicines, 1985-87 and it’s successor, the Committee on Safety of Medicines, 1987-93. Asscher’s wiki entry tells us that ‘he was knighted for this work’. Asscher was actually knighted for concealing Dafydd’s gang, George Thomas et al while Asscher worked at the Welsh National School of Medicine during the 1970s and then concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring yet again while he was Dean of St George’s throughout the later years of the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s…See previous posts.

 

Distillers did behave disgracefully, but so did many other people…

Thalidomiders! I know that you are continuing to battle for help to address your needs now that you are in middle-age and are becoming increasingly disabled. Much as I would like to do a massive investigation into your stitch-up which was linked to Aberfan and the Westminster Paedophile Ring, I’m not going to have the time to do so. But please, read back through my posts and use the info in them as a basis for further research to help you. Your case was definitely part of a bigger deal to save the skins of Dafydd, George Thomas et al in the wake of the Scientologists trying to expose them.

Tony Lynes was a social security adviser to Labour Secretaries of State from 1974 to 1979, ie. Barbara Castle and David Ennals. Tony Lynes claimed to have tabled more (good) amendments to Social Security legislation than anyone in history.Tony Lynes is credited with bringing the idea of a welfare rights movement to the UK, after he visited the US. He ‘famously attended Parliamentary debates and on the same day composed press releases at the CPAG office which he then delivered, in person, to Fleet Street, all on his bicycle’. That this is worthy of note, suggests how common excessive troughing was in Lynes’s circle of Those Helping The Poor.

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Lynes spent his years in retirement working with the Southwark Pensioners Action Group, campaigning for a better deal for pensioners. He also founded the Southwark Explorers Club and the Welcome Singers. Southwark is on the doorstep of the Maudsley and not only were staff of the Maudsley facilitating organised abuse in Southwark, but corrupt Southwark Councillors and the local Labour MP Bob Mellish were sending numerous kids in care from Southwark to children’s homes in north Wales. See post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’. Dafydd’s mate Dr Jim Birley ran employment schemes and housing projects for Empowered Service Users in Southwark. Birley was a friend of David Ennals.

 

Tony Lynes doesn’t sound as though he was the trougher that those with whom he worked were, but he worked closely enough with them to know that they were working in collaboration with a big sex abuse ring. Which might well have been why Tony Lynes died as a result of a being knocked over by a car in Herne Hill on 11 October 2014, before the publication of the Macur Review, which covered up the cover up which was the Waterhouse Report.

 

Former South West Norfolk MP Baroness Shephard, who first met Lady Ralphs of the Paedophile Ring in 1963, said: ‘Lady Ralphs has given seven decades of continuous public service to the people of Norfolk and further afield. She has contributed so much to many areas of public life in education, teacher training, the magistrates service, the United Nations Association and girl guiding to name a few. She was a towering figure and an outstanding role model. She was a strong supporter of Wymondham College from its formation to the end of her life.’

Gillian Shephard was born in Norfolk and was educated at North Walsham Girls’ High School and St Hilda’s College, Oxford. She became a schoolteacher and then worked as an Education Inspector for Norfolk County Council, 1963-75. From 1975 to 1977 Shephard worked for Anglia Television. Tuppence’s wife the Fragrant Lady Mary was a non-executive  Director of Anglia Television. In 1994, Lady Archer was a non-executive Director when Anglia Television was the target of a takeover bid. Following reports from the London Stock Exchange, the DTI appointed inspectors on 8 February 1994 to investigate possible insider dealing contraventions by certain individuals in relation to the Anglia TV takeover bid, including Tuppence. No charges were brought.

Shephard was elected to Parliament in 1987 and became PPS to Peter Lilley in 1988, when Lilley was at the Treasury. Lilley served as Secretary of State for the DHSS, April 1992-May 1997. Throughout the police investigations into the possible VIP paedophile ring in north Wales and the chaos on the ground up there, which was blindingly obvious to anyone who was involved with the NHS/Social Services in Gwynedd and Clwyd at the time. Forged documents Lilley, patients framed for offences, as of course I was, kids in care and psych patients found dead constantly…

Lilley knew about the Westminster Paedophile Ring long before he became Secretary of State. His dad was a personnel officer for the BBC in the days when the BBC was run by the security services and at the same time hosted the early paedophile ring.

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Peter Lilley will have been exposed to more high jinks when he was an undergrad at Cambridge, along with other future Tory Cabinet Ministers, who came to be known as the Cambridge Mafia. Including Ken Clarke, Michael Howard, Norman Lamont…

Gillian Shephard was appointed a junior Minister in the DHSS in 1989 under Secretary of State, who will have been either John Moore or Tony Newton; Shephard may have worked for both of them. Moore and Netwon colluded with Dafydd and the gang, even after Alison Taylor wrote to Tony Newton and told him that kids in care in north Wales were being abused. Moore lived at Wimbledon and knew how bad the criminality was at St George’s, his local hospital. Which was probably why when he became ill when Health Secretary, he refused to use St George’s and booked into the private Parkside Hospital in Wimbledon. See previous posts. Shephard was in the DHSS when Thatch’s mate Jimmy Savile was sexually assaulting Broadmoor patients, having been recently appointed as the General Manager of Broadmoor by the DHSS.

In 1990, Shephard became Minister of State at HM Treasury. In 1990 she was given the additional role of Deputy Chairman of the Party. Dear old Ken Baker was Chairman at the time. Ken was Home Secretary during the three times that the Drs Francis perjured themselves in an attempt to have me imprisoned for allegedly breaching a High Court injunction which they’d obtained by er perjuring themselves.

Lord Ken also seems to have played a role in the stitching up of Patient F, Lord Ken being the constituency MP known to someone in Surrey who was mates with corrupt Harley Street Top Docs and was very keen to see F safely in prison… See previous posts. 

John Major appointed Gillian Shephard as Secretary of State for Employment, then as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in 1993.

Shephard moved to the position of Education Secretary in 1994 and stayed at the Dept when the Dept of Employment merged into it in 1996. She remained in this position until the 1997 General Election. While Shephard was Education Secretary, there were investigations into the organised abuse of children in many parts of the UK and a number of care workers and teachers were imprisoned for very serious offences stretching back to the 1970s and 80s. Kids in special schools and schools attached to children’s homes in particular had been targeted, including in north Wales. It was revealed that many complaints had been made about some of the institutions and people concerned but they had been ignored.

Shephard seemed to be both extraordinary complacent and callous in the face of what was being revealed. I suspect because Gillian had already accumulated years of experience of being complacent and callous in the face of human suffering. Many of the institutions investigated when Shephard was at the Dept of Education/Dept of Employment were the very same institutions dogged by controversy and complaint when Shephard had been at the DHSS in the late 1980s. Including institutions in north Wales.

How did you miss what was going on Gillian? It was your responsibility and your failure again and again, yet you still showed not a jot of concern when people finally started going to prison in the mid-1990s.

Shephard stepped down from the Commons at the 20o5 General Election. On 21 June 2005 she became Baroness Shephard.

Shephard is currently Chairman of the Association of Conservative Peers. Perhaps Baroness Gillian would like to ask her fellow Conservative Peers to explain why so many of them, for so many years, concealed a huge pan-European trafficking ring with hubs across the UK, including in north Wales, who were murdering the witnesses.

Gilliam Shephard is also Deputy Chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission. Having done everything possible to ensure that there is no social mobility and that children in poverty stay there or are exterminated by the state.

Who ever decided to give Gillian the remit for Social Mobility and Child Poverty? There is no indication that she has any interest or knowledge about either. It would be like appointing me Deputy Chair of a company which manufactures motorbike engines, I’d have no idea at all whether the company was doing the right thing. I read yesterday that Enoch Powell used to advise Ministers not to take on jobs at Ministries dealing with matters of which they knew a lot about. So that is why Health Minister after Health Minister cannot control the BMA, is utterly unable to identify that the ‘intervention’ that they are being advised to spent masses amounts of money on to ‘roll out’ across the NHS is clinically ineffective or based on fraudulent research.

Here comes Professor Mark Williams with his Mindfulness Revolution! In clinics! In schools! In universities! In prisons! In the Army! In big US corporations! All based on research conducted by a gang of paedophiles who’s patients killed themselves so frequently that the regional suicide rate showed up as a statistical outlier. It will lead us into a Gentle Compassionate Future!

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Mr Cameron, there’s a lady in matching brightly coloured tent and turban to see you who says that if you give her money, she’ll distribute it to teenagers in Inner London to buy drugs and expensive shoes with and this will thermostatically regulate their self-soothing mechanisms, which became  dysfunctional in utero. Can she have a few million quid please? There’s that bloke from the BBC with her, him what does the Arts programmes and knows Jimmy Savile.

 

Melvyn Roffe, principal of Wymondham College, said: “Lady Ralphs was involved from the very inception of Wymondham College, supporting her husband Sir Lincoln Ralphs and taking an interest in every detail of the college as it has developed. It was her energy, charisma, contacts and determination that galvanised the campaign to save the college when it was threatened with closure. She served as College Visitor for over twenty years, regularly attending governors’ meetings and other college events. No one, student, staff or governor, who met her could have failed to have been inspired by her extraordinary perceptiveness and sharp intellect, by her integrity and wisdom and by the vigour of her approach to life.”

The perceptiveness and sharp intellect couldn’t have possibly missed Lord Ennals, Tuppence and Dafydd at the UNA.

 

Wymondham College is a coeducational school in Norfolk. It is one of 36 state boarding schools in England and the largest of its type in the country, with up to 700 boarding places. Boarders are required to pay for the costs of living at the school (£11,000+) whereas day pupils attend the school free. It has specialisms in technology and modern languages. Wymondham College  is one of the highest performing state schools in England and Wales and in 2015 it was the top performing state school in East Anglia. Except that it is a state school that is charging 700 kids more than £11k pa to attend. That’ll alter the profile of the kids attending the ‘state school’ and bump up the exam results nicely.

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Then the State School was first opened in 1951, it was located on the site of a WW II hospital, comprised of forty Nissen huts which were used as classrooms and dormitories. Brick-built accommodation began to appear in the late 1950s, but the Nissen huts remained in use, principally for classrooms and storage, through to end of the 1990s. The only Nissen hut now remaining is the State School’s College chapel. A memorial garden has been created on the site of the former hospital’s mortuary, which for many years was used as the State School’s technical drawing classroom. Sir Lincoln Ralphs seemed to have founded quite a bizarre State School, although the State School now has very impressive facilities indeed.

In 1951 there were two separate schools, Grammar and Technical, each with separate Heads. They merged in the mid-1950s, to form a co-educational boarding grammar school. It was intended for academically-gifted children with no grammar school in their local area that they could attend, as well as those with parents abroad or who regularly moved around the country. Wymondham College gave priority, where possible, to children from families where the parents had separated, thus possibly under financial hardship. So the kids at the State School would have been comparatively vulnerable with family difficulties…

Oh God, here comes the UNA to Help The Children…

The State School remained exclusively ‘boarding’ until the early 1970s, when it was merged with the County Grammar School, which had been hosted at Wymondham on a ‘temporary’ basis for nearly ten years.

In the mid-1970s, the State School had 700 boarders and 750 day pupils. By 1978 this was 1,000 day pupils as well as the 700 boarders. Thatch visited the State School in the early 1970s, presumably when she was Heath’s Education Secretary.

The State School in the 1970s had been in a state of disrepair with an out-dated water supply and drainage system and had an unreliable heating system (built in 1944) in the winter and lack of insulation.

Gilliam Shephard was a Norfolk Schools Inspector, she must have heard about these substandard conditions…

Despite these problems the State School was ‘still producing outstanding academic results’. It was offered £250,000 in 1978 by the Labour Gov’t to address the situation, on condition that the State School became comprehensive. The ‘money never appeared, partly because soon after, Labour lost the 1979 general election’.

One wonders why else the money never appeared, State Schools usually hold Gov’ts to their promises if that sort of dosh is at stake. Perhaps Shirl could tell us, she was Education Secretary at the time. Lord David Ennals was Secretary of state at the DHSS and a local MP as well, surely Lady Ralphs could have asked Ennals where the dosh was over a cup of char at a UNA meeting?

Wymondham College lost its grammar status with the advent of comprehensive education, which presumably must have happened despite the £250k not being handed over. In the early 1990s it became a grant maintained school. The facilities of the State School are used for external summer schools. In August 1998, seven children from London on a course run by a special needs charity were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital after being stung by a swarm of non-native Median wasps. On 9 March 1990, the Phil the Greek visited the State School.

In 2010 the State School became an academy. In 2016 the DfE recognised the College as being in the top 100 schools nationally. The State School was awarded world class school status in November 2015. In 2016 it was the founding school of a new multi-academy trust, the Sapienta Education Trust. The Trust grew in size to 11 schools by December 2017.

 

A memorial service was held in Norwich Cathedral for Lady Ralphs, the woman behind the State School throughout its unfathomable journey from a load of Nissan huts housing boarding pupils who’s parents couldn’t care for them to a world beating State School charging over £11k pa for each of 700 kids and subsequently breeding another 10 schools.

Among all this achievement on the part of those in the State School on the patch of Gillian ‘I couldn’t give a stuff if there’s a paedophile gang at work’ Shephard, Lord David Ennals and Lady Ralphs, what I do know about Norfolk is that as in Somerset, there is quite a gulf between the more privileged and the proles and what for one group of people is a lovely rural place to live that is near enough to London to pop down when one wants to, for another group in many ways is a Godforsaken land of low incomes and little opportunity.

In recent years, another phenomenon has developed in Norfolk. As in Wales, Norfolk has become a place of Assessment Centres and Care Homes. These are not nice places, they are housing distressed young people with learning disabilities/mental health problems who have been removed from their families by law because They Have To Live Independently and they are often sectioned for years on end. There has been scandal after scandal of residents being abused and neglected and more than a few deaths. There are usually no investigations no matter how serious the complaints and when parents or others try to draw media attention to what is happening, they have been served with Court orders forbidding them to discuss the matter. A number of relatives are known to have been imprisoned because they have refused to keep quiet about what they believe has been abuse. No-one knows how many people have been imprisoned because after those cases began to make headlines, Court orders were served forbidding discussion of that as well…

Such is the cosy relationship between Dafydd’s colleagues and their peers in Norfolk, that Empowered Service Users are being sent to units in Norfolk and Norfolk people are being sent to Units in Wales! I know of at least one case in which a young learning disabled man who spoke only Welsh and who had never left Anglesey before was sent to a Unit in Norfolk by a Top Doc at the Hergest Unit who had been the subject of many complaints of aggression and abuse herself. The young man had no understanding of what was happening to him, he didn’t even know where Norfolk was. His family engaged a lawyer who took the case to Appeal in London, only to be given a bollocking by the judge who maintained that he had every confidence that the Top Doc was acting in the best interests of her patient. This was a colleague of Dafydd’s…

Tony Francis grew up in Norfolk and when he was working at the Hergest Unit, his elderly father was still living in Norfolk.

 

Another major player in Sir and Lady Ralph’s neck of the woods is David Gifford Leathes Prior, Baron Prior of Brampton. Readers may remember that I covered Lord David’s previous on this blog not so long ago. Lord David was the Tory MP for North Norfolk, 1997-2001. Prior lost his seat to the Lib Dem Norman Lamb in 2001.

Prior was educated at Charterhouse School and Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he studied Law. During his time at Cambridge, Prior helped to launch the Cambridge University Industrial Society. He was Chairman of the Cambridge University Conservative Association and was elected an officer of Cambridge University Students’ Union.

From 1977–80, Prior worked for Lehman Brothers and Lazard Freres in New York, training as an investment banker and qualified as a barrister in 1976, becoming a member of Gray’s Inn. So Prior joined Dafydd’s mates Sir William Mars-Jones and Lady Brenda Hale in Gray’s Inn.

Lord Prior was seconded to the British Steel Corporation to work with Sir Ian MacGregor, before MacGregor was used as Thatch’s hatchet man to destroy the coal industry and the NUM. Prior was appointed Managing director of British Steel Service Centres Ltd and later appointed Commercial Director British Steel, establishing joint ventures in China, Turkey, Europe and North America.

Flintshire in north east Wales depended greatly on the steelworks at Shotton which of course suffered badly as a result of the Tories actions with regard to the UK steel industry in the 1980s.

On 31st March 1980, 6,500 workers at Shotton Steelworks were made redundant.
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Perhaps Lord Prior can tell us all how, when the rest of Wales was being left to die on its feet after Thatch destroyed its industrial base, the Councillors and Labour politicians of north east Wales were so successful at extracting dosh from the Gov’t for ventures such as the Deeside Industrial Park? See previous posts. The Councillors and Labour politicians who had facilitated that paedophile ring with a very heavy presence in north east Wales, of which Sir Peter Morrison, the Tory MP for Chester, was a member…

Meet Lord Baz!

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Lord Baz was educated at Hawarden Grammar School and Bangor Normal College. He worked as a teacher and was President of Flint NUT.

Lord Baz served as Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Jan 1989-July 1992. This was his Party Leader:

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Hang on, I might have got the wrong trougher, I think that I’m looking for a Tamworth.

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After British Steel, David Prior managed a number of private steel and manufacturing businesses.

David Prior became Chief Exec of the Conservative Party, its Deputy Chairman and a member of the trade and industry select committee. Prior was acting Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2001, in post to deal with the aftermath of the Waterhouse Report and the angry yelling that it was a huge cover-up.

In 2002 Prior was appointed Chairman of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust resigning in November 2006. On 14 November 2006, Prior was arrested, among others, by Norfolk Constabulary investigating allegations of financial irregularities at Cawston Park Hospital, previously known as Cawston College, a private psychiatric hospital in Cawston, Norfolk. He was cleared of involvement in the alleged fraud on 15 February 2007 and subsequently reappointed as Chairman of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust. In 2009, Prior was invited to be Chairman of Ormiston Victory Academy in Norwich. He founded and Chairs two free schools, the Jane Austen College and Sir Isaac Newton Free School, a sixth-form college. Prior is also the Chairman of Norwich Primary Academy. In 2012, he became a Trustee of the Inspiration Trust. From 2005-2009, Prior was Chairman of Friends of Families House.

On 28 January 2013 David Prior was appointed as Chairman of the Care Quality Commission. In April 2014 Prior had a hip replacement operation paid for by private insurance but was treated in a public ward at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust.

In March 2015 Prior told a conference that “the role of the market is hugely limited in health and social care, in part because many of the people who need care the most – as many homeless people are – are often unheard; they have no power. The market requires people with power, people who can choose [in order to bring improvement]. In healthcare that’s not the case.” His stance appeared to conflict with the assumptions underlying the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

On 14 May 2015 David Prior was appointed a junior Minister for Health by Cameron. In May 2015, Prior also picked up his peerage. In the midst of the Macur Review…

On 21 December 2016, Prior was appointed as junior Minister at the Dept for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. A large part of this role was the development of the Gov’ts new industrial strategy. Prior resigned from the Gov’t in October 2017.

I have previously blogged about David and the utterly sordid role played by his father, Lord Jim Prior, in the concealing of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, Dafydd’s gang and most sordid of all, the paedophile ring at Kincora. Kinocora was particularly dreadful, because being serious crime in the throes of the Troubles in N Ireland, Kincora involved even more members of the British security services at war with each other, even more murders and torture etc. Jim Prior was Thatcher’s loyal N Ireland Secretary, 14 Sept 1981-27 Sept 1984. Which almost exactly covered my time as a student at UCNW,  when the institution was a vehicle for facilitating the trafficking gang run by Dafydd, which was directly linked to Kincora.

During that time, murder threats to Brown were ignored, Brown was left to look after me by himself when I was quite seriously ill and as I began to recover I was referred to Gwynne the lobotomist who behaved insensitively and indecently. After we complained, Brown and I were openly threatened by Dr D.G.E. Wood. We knew other students who had been targeted by the gang as well. See eg. post ‘Than Just A Language Divide?’ It was while Jim Prior was colluding with murder and paedophilia in N Ireland that Brown and I were placed under surveillance by the security services, which involved various people eg. Leslie Gore, Naomi Grunfeld and Patricia Margaret Edwards aka Trishles causing us much needless expense, time and energy. See previous posts. More recently I was told that in 1984, during an injury repair at the C&A Hospital in Bangor, I was given a transfusion with blood that known to be infected (see previous posts). I’m happy to say that I’ve defied the dear old Top Docs once again, I don’t seem to have developed Hep B or HIV, but other people did.

Ah the doctors they were wonderful!

So imagine my surprise when I discovered that shortly after I’d blogged about Lord Jim’s son, who definitely knows a great deal of what his father got up to, Lord Jim’s son who was arrested on suspicion of fraud in relation to matters involving a private psychiatric hospital, Lord Jim’s son who hasn’t really shown that much support for NHS provision, that Lord Jim’s son was given a new job!

On 5 September 2018, David Prior was invited to attend a pre-appointment hearing with the Health Select Committee and was subsequently appointed Chair of NHS England. David Prior’s appointment was for four years from 31 October 2018. What better hands could NHS England have found itself in?

As an added extra, David Prior is also Chairman of UCH. Previous blog posts have discussed many of the folk down at UCH who knew Dafydd and/or his gang and who protected them, as well as those who have been involved in very questionable research. Members of Dafydd’s gang were referring patients from north Wales to people at UCH who seemed every bit as mad as Dafydd et al.

Professor Fergus Lowe and the School of Psychology at Bangor University have a very chummy relationship with UCH and UCL.


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Well, now that David Prior is Chairman of NHS England – no doubt at least part of the goodwill towards him on the part of Gov’t results from the favours that his old dad did Thatch and the crap that Lord David has on so many people – I’d better supply a bit more information on Lord Jim. Jim went back before Thatch’s reign, in fact Jim went back a very long way.

Jim served as the Tory MP for Waveney in Suffolk, 1959-87, so Jim was elected just before Profumo, to a seat in Suffolk on the patch of John Allen and Lord Bristol when Lord Bristol was learning the ropes re using class A drugs and rent boys as a young man…

Jim Prior was Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1970-72, under Heath. That sounds benign, but remember, Lord Lloyd Kenyon, who served as President of UCNW for nearly four decades until he was deposed in 1982 as a result of the inter-gwerin war, had two big interests, Agriculture and Health. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster and Carlo’s close friend was also an agriculturalist. Lord Kenyon and the Duke of Westminster both had numerous links to those involved in the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Lord Kenyon’s son Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon was known to be sexually using at least one boy in the care of the Social Services in north Wales; it was recorded on his records, yet there was no attempt to stop the exploitation and Thomas was never charged. Thomas died from an AIDS related illness in 1993. The Dept of Agriculture at UCNW had a great deal to do with Dafydd and the gang. Mary Wynch was employed as a Secretary in the Dept when Dafydd and the gang went after her. Mary’s initial battle with the gang began in 1972…

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Trumpers, friend of Savile, was junior Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, June 1987-Sept 1989, under Minister John Selwyn Gummer and then John MacGregor. Kids of 12 gang-raped? Stuff and Nonsense…

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John Major appointed Gillian Shephard Secretary of State for Employment, then Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in 1993. The year that Gwynedd Social Services encouraged one of their social workers to commit perjury – again, she’d done it twice before – by stating that I’d screamed and sworn at her in Safeways, such that she thought that I was about to violently assault her…

 

Although the Dept of Agriculture at UCNW during the 1980s and 90s was full of the maddest, most incompetent dysfunctionals that one could ever imagine and was haemorraging students at a truly impressive rate, an agricultural economist called Richard Howarth was appointed as an adviser to Thatch. This was a Dept which ran a university farm which was so badly mismanaged that it went bankrupt. Twice. College Farm was such a liability that it was one of the reasons why UCNW was in such dire straits financially. Nonetheless, there was the Eurosceptic Richard Howarth and his side kick Terry Thomas jetting off to meet Gov’t Ministers – the Agriculture Ministers – and big wigs to dispense advice.

I guessed that it was all related to Dafydd and the gang and Sir Peter Morrison and Carlo, but I’ve been told recently that it was related to me as well. I was one of the students who, in the first year at Bangor, changed course to botany and waved the dear old dysfunctionals of the Agri Dept goodbye. However I had Seen What Was Going On and I was mates with people who knew even more and because we were all under surveillance it got back to Paedophilia HQ that I and my mates needed to be shafted after graduation lest people in professional positions came forward with damning memories a few years later…

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It all fell apart for Professor Richard Howarth in the mid-1990s when he disappeared from Bangor University, was dropped by Gov’t and stopped being touted as a genius by his mate Richard Body, the MP who wrote the ‘Old Muckspreader’ column in ‘Private Eye’. See previous posts. Richard Howarth was last heard of running a B&B with his wife. So somewhere out there are people who have had their Full English Breakfasts cooked by one of Thatcher’s advisers.

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Perhaps Richard Howarth was assassinated like Thatch’s other adviser Airey Neave:

Neave was killed in 1979 and his death was at the time attributed to Irish republican activity. It is now one of the murders of those close to Thatch that is thought may have been carried out because the targets were believed to be involved with organised child abuse.

 

Gentleman Jim was Leader of the House and Lord President of the Council, Nov 1972-March 1974. The role of Lord President of the Council brings with it the role of the visitor for the University of Wales, which at that time, included the colleges of Bangor and Aberystwyth. Gentleman Jim was in post while Dafydd and the gang ran UCNW and while Aber continued to churn out bent lawyers who then spent their working lives colluding with criminality, including that of Dafydd et al. Throughout the 1970s and the early part of the 1980s there were ructions at UCNW. It manifested itself as strife associated with Welsh language activism, but the gang were the cause of it. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’.

It was in 1973 that Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth relocated from Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead to Bryn Estyn. Arnold and Howarth had been part of the ring in the north east of England which was linked to Dafydd’s gang and when they got to Bryn Estyn they greatly expanded on the ring that was already in existence in north Wales. Matt Arnold was appointed Head of Bryn Estyn after the previous Head was killed in a car crash, along with his wife and young son. The Deputy Head of Bryn Estyn was killed in the crash as well. Later that year Arnold gave his old pal Howarth a job at Bryn Estyn.

Jim retired from Parliament at the June 1987 General Election and was created a life peer on 14 October 1987. In the weeks preceding June 1987, Dafydd and the gang, in collaboration with the Home Office, Risley Remand Centre and the Mental Health Act Commission, hatched an elaborate plan to get me up to north Wales just after the General Election – I was living in Leicester with Brown at the time – and then frame me for a serious offence which would result in me being held on remand in Risley Remand Centre. The gang were at fever pitch because Mr Big, Prof Oliver Brooke of St George’s Hospital Medical School, had been imprisoned in Dec 1986 for the possession of child porn and it looked as if the net was in danger of closing in on them all. Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane came to their rescue in May 1997, by cutting Ollie’s sentence on Appeal and subsequently releasing him. The plan to have me banged up just after Ollie was a free man once again fell apart when a nursing officer and a police sergeant didn’t tell as many lies as required. See post ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’ for details and the political context at the time.

Patient F was also fitted up and imprisoned by the gang in 1986, after challenging social workers about the ill-treatment of boys in the Ty Newydd children’s homes in Bangor, although I didn’t know F at that time.

 

In April 1992, days after John Major won the General Election, Jim Prior’s former fellow resident of Suffolk, John Allen, invited some young men to a party in Brighton, telling them that he would meet them there. John Allen never turned up but a firebomber did. Five people died and a few more who survived were found dead in the following months and years. There were a number of people among the dead who had been kids in care in north Wales or witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. See post ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’.


 

Other fires of note include the one which engulfed Bertrand Russell’s granddaughter Lucy, who died after setting light to herself – at least it is presumed that it was she who had set light to herself – in April 1975 in the forecourt of a Penzance churchyard (see post ‘So Who Was Angry About What?’).

Bertrand Russell’s children John Conrad Russell (Lucy’s dad, although she had spent much of her young life living with Bertrand Russell after he deemed John too mad to care for her) and Lady Katherine Tait, both went to Dartington Hall, the progressive school in Devon. There are allegations that an abuse ring existed at Dartington Hall. John and Katherine also both studied at the University of California. John went on to Harvard and then served in the RNVR, along with so many others who found out about Lord Mountbatten etc via that route. Katherine Tait studied at Radcliffe College, the women’s option when Harvard was men only. Radcliffe College was fully integrated with Harvard by 1999.

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Another fire of significance was the one which was the result of spontaneous combustion which killed Lord Maelor in Nov 1984. Lord Maelor aka Thomas Jones had served as the Labour MP during the 1950s and 60s for the constituency in which Bertrand Russell, Sir Clough and their friends lived. Lord Maelor’s brother James Jones served as the Labour MP for Wrexham during the years that the boys at Bryn Estyn and Bryn Alyn, both near Wrexham, were abused by Dafydd’s gang. See previous posts.

Other fires was the one that burnt down Patient F’s house in Carneddi, Bethesda in 1986 or thereabouts, which was always attributed to Patient F sending the place up in flames as a result of a drug induced psychosis, but since beginning this blog I have been told that F didn’t succeeded in setting the house on fire; when F went up into the mountains, someone else went in and set the place ablaze.

There was the King’s Cross Fire, in Nov 1987, which I have been told was meant to kill me; I was due to be passing through at the time of the fire, but I’d been delayed.

Another more recent fire which killed a witness to much wrongdoing happened in Ireland some six years ago. In the 1990s, the witness who died as a result of this fire in lived in Carneddi with his wife and a lot of children. The family were quite chaotic and were seriously short of money, but the young parents doted on the kids. Those Who Help were livid because the mother of the children Refused Contraception no matter how much the gang of paedophiles tried to force it on her, because she was a Catholic but she also liked having a big family. When he was in middle age, the father of this family developed serious mental health problems. All pleas for help were ignored. One gets Sex Therapy – at least if one is female – Screening and Contraception in north Wales, because these present ample groping/trafficking opportunities. What was not available was meaningful help for seriously ill people. The man from Carneddi remained on good terms with his wife and by then young adult children, but he started living in barns, turning up at Bangor University trying to gatecrash the graduation ceremonies etc. He was disorientated but never worryingly aggressive. Then he went to Ireland. His dead body was found after someone had set him on fire…

Owza about that then Bethesda surgery? You tried to stop a loving young couple from having children because you had a problem with their religion of all things, yet when one of them became very ill years later you stood by and watched until someone murdered him.

Ah the doctors they were wonderful!

But then I know a midwife based in Holyhead who ordered a pregnant woman’s family to ‘have those dogs put down’ – three dogs, the family pets – while at the same time she was colluding with Gwynedd Social Services and Top Docs to conceal the offences of two child abusers by pointing the finger at an innocent man…

Fires that never got off the ground were those which were supposed to set my house alight on a number of occasions but didn’t do the trick. Although one involving fireworks exploded in my dog’s face. At the time I was living just down the road from Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council, who, according to his obituarist Meic Stephens, was a man who identified with The People not the elites. I don’t think that Meic Stephens lived in Bethesda but he knew that Ioan, living in his Plas secluded from the rest of the village, was no man of the Common People. See post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’

Note to Englishers who believe that north Wales was full of Welsh Nash who set fire to holiday homes: No, north Wales was host to Dafydd’s gang, who favoured using the purifying flame to deal with people who had spilt their pints. The second homes that went up a treat were a useful muddying of the waters and the consensus of opinion was that it was all the work of the security services, who were of course helping old Dafydd et al anyway…

 

David Prior’s dad Lord Jim took part in some interviews with members of Parliament and the recordings and transcripts are available. Here is the introductory spiel to Lord Jim’s interview:

At Cambridge, Prior did not join the Union or a political party. He became a professional farmer, and had little political experience when, on his first attempt, he was elected to represent Lowestoft in 1959….During Margaret Thatcher’s government he was Secretary of State for Employment (1979-1981) and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1981-1984), although he was regarded as out of sympathy with some of the views of the Prime Minister and the right of the conservative party.

Like Ian Gilmour, there was always much discussion as to how Jim Prior, a ‘wet’, ever found his way into Thatch’s Cabinet. I’ll give you all three guesses…

Here are the highlights from the summary of Lord Jim’s interview. Read it and weep:

Grew up in Norwich, went to Boarding School. Father was a lawyer who went into business, mother was a Christian social worker. Father loved racing, gambling, Norwich football club etc: mother got religious but hated everything father enjoyed.. father voted Tory, mother probably a reluctant Tory –a “wet”-… Inherited most political beliefs from Charterhouse House Master and Head Master –Robert Birley –“Red Robert” – Remained lifelong influence.  Impressed by abject poverty of the time –mother made them visit families on poor estates locally. Birley’s views on freedom and responsibility also important. Didn’t see politics as main aim in life –wanted to go into agriculture and have a farm.  At University didn’t join Union or Party. World of agriculture –bad state between the wars. Used to visit bankrupt farms with his father (Official Receiver), saw terrible scenes of poverty. War/post-war boom. A professional farmer –not a “knight of the shires” with inherited land and servants etc.  Was surprised when he visited Lord Carrington’s estate that he actually knew about farming.

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Comfortably–off family; mother had inherited money –but badly invested; Church Missionary Society was main beneficiary…. Contemporaries at school and college –Simon Raven (author) was friend at school. No interest in politics at all at Cambridge. Aware of post-war changes under Labour. He was a “private enterprise man” –wanted to make some money through farming.

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Had no money of his own.  By 1950/1 he did some canvassing in Norwich North for Tory candidate –thought it might be interesting…National Service experiences –platoon of public school men and cockneys – good friendships. Found he could work with anyone. Enjoyed his service. Political ambitions began. Working as Farm Manager for John Hill, who fought a by-election in 1955 for South Norfolk seat. Liked him, so helped him as a “warm up” speaker. Developed interest in politics… asked to put himself forward as candidate for Lowestoft… no doubt that he was going to get selected. Labour seat, but candidate was popular but old and tired.  Didn’t think he would beat him… If he hadn’t won he probably wouldn’t have carried on trying.  No idea what political life would be like – never been to House of Commons before he got there. Lack of experience… meant he was a hopeless speaker and debater.. “The most inexperienced and apolitical person who ever got into politics”.   Balancing business life, family and politics to fight campaign.  Lost his job, had to buy a farm; got a mortgage from friend of father. Now his own boss –could spend what time he liked on politics/farming. Became harder when he got into politics –having young children and needing to find somewhere to live in London.  Deplorably badly paid as MP in those days –couldn’t have done it without farming income.  Had bought land v cheaply and built it up. Was able to send children away to school. Private income was £2-3,000 per year to start with.  Impossible to exist on MP’s salary alone. As young MP tried to get a few part-time jobs – failed to get taken on by anyone. Thought Whips would find him “one or two cosy directorships in the City –never happened to me at all” Happened to colleagues if they got their affairs into desperate states. Then most Tory MPs had quite a bit of money and many Labour MPssupported by unions.   At 1959 Election a number of “fairly racy types” got elected unexpectedly under Macmillan and they had to be supported –“Whips bought their loyalty by finding them directorships” 
No help from Government –only got free railway warrant for weekly trip to constituency. No Postage, secretarial expenses, cost of living expenses, research etc. Did constituency work with part time secretary…
1959 campaign for Lowestoft….Youngman not expecting to win. Local issues important; national issues –took advantage of Macmillan’s popularity.   Little support from national party –not a critical seat so left to himself. Small local party with a few good supporters and his own friends. Constituency party not v active between elections…not on official candidates list; was interviewed in London. Chosen because he was local. Another competitor was a woman from London – but in those days women were going to find it impossible to get a seat, especially in Lowestoft. Labour sitting candidate thought he was safe –but swing in country towards Tories. Election didn’t cost him anything…Started to build contactsattended Backbench committees e.g. Agriculture… Became Secretary of Agriculture Committee, then eventually Parliamentary Private Secretary to President of Board of Trade (Government was suffering from lack of knowledge about agriculture). Kept on as Secretary…Didn’t take life deadly serious –didn’t expect to hold seat with smallmajority.

Ambitious to make his mark; disappointed not to get a job after Night of the Long Knives. Then given chance to go to America on Scholarship –“a douceur” from party.  Chief Whip Martin Redmayne didn’t bother to train people much or look far ahead but he was coming to notice of people –e.g. seconded the Queen’s Speech in 1962 – public mark of favour and got to know Macmillan… He was first person to introduce Private Member’s Bill on Disablement.  Not the intense politics in the 1960s of later years –nowadays more driven by career politicians.  Then there were fewer committed, ideological politicians. They had to do other things to support themselves…

He still gets 4-5 invitations to functions every day, even having been absent from Parliament for some time.  Culture of Lobbying became apparent when he returned form Northern Ireland –enormous change (early 1980s). Industry felt it had to get its view across more. Charity movement became more about Pressure Groups –operated through constituencies and press.  After leaving Government and joining GEC he found that they had to use PR people to get their case across to Ministers –“once the PR game had really started, we all had to join in

MIND became one hell of a powerful lobbying force. MIND was always ready to explain that it needed big grants from Gov’t because the general public all impose Stigma upon the Empowered Service Users and Won’t Give to charidees Helping Nutters.

…Aware of his own involvement with GEC as being useful for influence. Got out of hand though –including charities –mentions his own work with Great Ormond Street.

The Great Ormond Street of Jimmy Savile’s ‘volunteering’, of Audrey Callaghan’s Chairmanship of Trustees, while she and Jim Callaghan colluded with Dafydd, Jimmy Savile et al…

….1960/70s used to get calls from BBC to do contributions “down the line” from un-manned Norwich studio…
Working life of MP…encouraged not to speak in first six months.  Employment Bill 1959 affected his constituency, so he made maiden speech  -never more than 15-20 people in Chamber. Fuss about his comments on farm workers’ pay…Row about his involvement with  Birds Eye reception in House of Commons to announce expansion in Lowestoft.  Upset older members –“propaganda”. Working hours –Monday mornings to Thursday night. Two mornings in Standing Committees –to makeup numbers without speaking. Constituency work.  Was lent a flat in London then rented a flat for £8 per week in Westminster. No allowances for it.  Wife came up with him. Two children at Boarding School, two others went to Day School in London. Pact that during Term time wife would spend time with him in London and during holiday she would spend all the time in Suffolk with children…Having wife in London helped build relationships with other members –via kitchen suppers etc.
Few relationships with members of other parties –until he got into Government. Time spent in Chamber –a lot to start with, less afterwards….Was a supporter of Margaret. Heath had called him in 1966 to discuss appointing Thatcher to Shadow Cabinet –“statutory woman” for Social Services –he suggested Thatcher. Willie Whitelaw had advised against -“if we get her, and we don’t like her, we’ll never be able to get rid of her”!

That is exactly what happened.

In government as Sec of State for Education she got into trouble over School Milk. Heath helped her –but never liked her…

Supporter of National Health Service but wanted some competition in it and less bureaucracy…. Culture of Parliament – “Conservative Party was always sycophantic” – would usually go along with leadership.  People plotted in tea room, although many members never went there; not a hub of activity. Workload pretty light in early years…Some MPs got no letters at all.  On important matters, MPs could have influence; on other matters they let government get on with it… Influences on his career –Ian Gilmour, Robert Carr, Peter Carrington, Quintin Hailsham all close friends.  Rivals were of different political disposition e.g. Margaret Thatcher was one, Airey Neave was another. Had lots of political enemies on the Right on the Backbenches…Relationship with Margaret –always slightly difficult and got worse over time –“she was jolly glad when I left”…But in Agriculture and Employment he knew what he wanted to do –and didn’t want to do toomuch  -resisted pressure from people to do more. Remained as a practising farmer –not seen then as a conflict of interest e.g. over subsidies he was also drawing…

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Role as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – effects on lifestyle. security constraints –“they were trying to blow me up” …You are the number one person, allocated a budget to run the Province as you decided –v interesting. Example of World Cup where N Ireland did well –he promised them a new Stand for football ground – could do it without reference to Margaret or Treasury –one snag caused by the sectarian rules of the footballing organisation.  Thatcher’s visits – visit by road gave her the impression we were spending too much money there.  “We had plenty of money!”  Frustration was the inability to make any movement  -he was in too much of a hurry. Talks about elections where Sinn Fein got a slice of the vote.

Biggest achievement Cynics would say, enabling Heath to remain in office for four years as PM (as PPS he helped him deal with recalcitrant party).

Gee, however did a wet like Jim Prior bag a Cabinet seat under Thatch? He was Heath’s PPS – there’s the clue everyone… Heath the friend of Charles Morrison, Sir Peter Morrison’s brother and the Tory MP for Devizes…

His work as Employment Secretary the most important thing –sensible reform of unions –picketing, secret ballots etc. “reforms which they could take” Leader of the House – not noticed. Chaired Emergency Committee of Cabinet –lots of them  -“we were always turning the lights out” Deciding where emergency generators would go in Three Day Weeks period.  Leaving Office after 1974 election –“awful! Sad, unbecoming”. Leaving in 1984 was a relief….Happy to leave. Time to try something else. Had joined GEC as chairman…
Most misses having influence on things that could be handled better and where he could help.  Influence from Lords doesn’t work e.g. Thatcher’s fall from office – Lords went on with business oblivious to it.  Commons and Government don’t listen much to the Lords…

Is it not incredible that this lazy old bugger who had no interest in and no knowledge of politics, who as a farmer shamelessly milked the EU CAP subsidies that his own Gov’t claimed to despise, who believed that he was not a wealthy man when all of his kids were at fee-paying schools, was allowed to do pretty much what he wanted in N Ireland while a civil war was taking place and a vicious paedophile ring linked to terrorist activity ran riot and the criminality spilt over onto mainland Britain?

The Lord Prior
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Notable old pupils of Wymondham College; read the list of names carefully and bear in mind what was being concealed by the founders and supporters of the State School:

Jim Prior was not the only East Anglian farmer who achieved fame in the 1980s. Whoever could forget Bernard Matthews and his bootiful factory farmed turkeys:

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Bernard was a millionaire who encountered much bad publicity when it became public that pay and conditions for his workforce were dreadful and that loads of them had incurred RSI and had become quite disabled but Bernard didn’t give a bugger. The ‘New Statesman’ published loads about it. But not a word about the murderous paedophile ring that Lord Jim ignored…

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In my post ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’ I discussed the career of Dr Alfred Charles White, who has been a big wig in psychiatry in Birmingham for many years now. I detailed Dr White’s career, including his stint working as a junior doctor for Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass and Professor William Trethowan. Trethowan, at approximately the time that Alfred White was working for him, was the member of the GMC who allowed the paedophile child psychiatrist Dr Morris Fraser to continue practising medicine. Fraser went on to sexually assault children. He was allowed to continue practising even after that… Morris Fraser was involved with the Kincora Boys’ Home and made a name for himself in the 1970s as an expert on the trauma suffered by children in N Ireland as a result of the Troubles. See previous posts.

Children’s homes in north Wales accepted a great many children in care from the local authorities in the West Midlands.

Dr White undoubtedly spent many years working with a number of Top Doctors who were members of a sex abuse ring. Among his many other commitments. Dr White has managed to take on private work with BUPA and has ‘over 25 years experience as an expert witness’.

Between July 1971 and July 1972, Dr Alfred Charles White worked as a SHO at the Midland Nerve Hospital for Mr M. Sim. Mr M. Sim is Myre Sim, another Great Man of Psychiatry. Myre Sim died in Aug 2009 and his obituary can be found on the website of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh. I have reproduced it below; I will not make any comment on it because I think that the worrying ways in which this man, who spent years working alongside Top Docs who were facilitating a paedophile/trafficking ring, exerted influence over his profession are glaring obvious. I will just invite readers to read the obituary carefully.

Dr Myre Sim.

MB Edin 1938, DPM Lond 1946, MD Edin 1948, FRCPsych 1967, MRCP Edin 1968, FRCP Edin 1970, FRCP Can 1975, FAPA 1975

(Contributed by Professor IW Campbell & Mr Nigel Owen)

Dr Myre Sim was a renowned and published psychiatrist who assisted many individuals and organisations through his long and successful career, in addition to making a major contribution to the medical community. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1970.

Dr Myre Sim was born in Edinburgh on October 2, 1915 to Julius and Sarah Sim, his grandparents having emigrated from Lithuania to Scotland at the end of the 18th Century. He was brought up and educated in his formative years in Edinburgh and graduated MBChB from Edinburgh University in 1938. Although he did not remain in Edinburgh to practice medicine, he retained a great fondness for the Edinburgh University Medical School and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

He obtained his Diploma in Psychological Medicine from the Royal College of London in 1946, before entering the Army where he served as Regimental Medical Officer and Officer Commanding the Army Psychiatric Hospital in Netley. He then returned to the University of Edinburgh in 1948 for his M.D. After receiving his M.D. he was appointed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in 1950, where he developed the Department of Psychological Medicine and began his extensive writing career. His most successful work was a medical textbook, Guide to Psychiatry, which reached its 4th edition. He also co-authored a second textbook, Basic Psychiatry, and published many articles in the British Medical Journal, the Lancet, the British Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry. He also wrote a monthly medical column for the Birmingham Post and the Liverpool Post.

In 1975, at the age of 60, he moved to Ottawa assuming the role of Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. He subsequently retired at 65, moving to Victoria, British Columbia where he continued a highly successful private practice in psychiatry for over 20 years. During these years, he helped countless individuals, acted as an expert witness in many legal actions and authored a number of medical publications including Compensation Claims, Insurance, Legal and Medical Aspects which he considered to be his best work.

Dr Myre Sim had strong interests and opinions on many matters both medical and non-medical. Many of his opinions can be found via the internet by searching for ‘Science Quotes by Myre Sim’. Perhaps two of his most well known are:

“I am concerned at the over-enthusiasm of unbridled reformers who initiate costly and frequently useless or even dangerous schemes. Progress is not synonymous with radicalism” quoted from ‘Myre Sim’, Gale, Contemporary Authors Online (2002)’.

“Sir Adolph Abrams, the physician, in lecture entitled Amanuensis, described a case history as an amalgam of false memories, rumour, innuendo and downright lies, and on these we are expected to make a diagnosis” quoted from book review, ‘Ending the Cycle of Abuse’, The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 1997; 42: 424.

He always accredited his successful career to his wife, Winnifred, who proof-read all of his publications. Sadly, Winnifred died in 2001 and following her death he lived alone until his failing health necessitated a move to St Charles Manor in 2008 where he was well cared for until his death.

Although Myre Sim was appointed a Fellow in 1970, the story of how the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh came to benefit from his donations started in 1984. Having previously contributed to the College Conference Centre Appeal, Myre Sim offered funds to set up a travel fund intended to support the professional development of Fellows and Collegiate Members. The College accepted readily. Further donations followed, leading to the establishment of the Myre Sim Education Fund. This fund had a wide remit which included support for symposia, lectures, workshops, the College Library, desk-top publishing and M.D. Theses. However, its main purpose was to encourage clinical research by doctors in non-academic positions. The Education Fund eventually transformed into the Myre Sim Charitable Trust, set up in Edinburgh but outwith the College. Later, in 1995, the Charitable Trust came under the management and trusteeship of the College. The Myre Sim Fund was formally established and has continued in that form to date, benefiting both Members and Fellows as well as medical students and medical graduates of the University of Edinburgh.

The Myre Sim Fund Committee meets twice a year and disburses the income generated by investments held as part of a wider portfolio. This is done through the award of grants to assist eligible individuals to further their professional competence and research activities; bursaries to students of the University of Edinburgh who elect to pursue a research project; and via direct support of College. The latter includes fund contributions towards the College Library, teaching symposia and on-line web casting of educational events. The Committee also oversees the award of the Collegiate Members’ prize. This prize, which is designed to encourage Collegiate Members to actively participate in research, is awarded biennially to the Collegiate Member who, in the opinion of the Committee, has published the best article in a high ranking peer-review journal.

In recent years, grants have been awarded to an international cohort of Fellows and Members and medical graduates of the University of Edinburgh for clinical research, for travel to worldwide meetings to present research work and to support the development of techniques of investigation and management of patients. Bursaries have been awarded to undergraduates of the University of Edinburgh for research in a diverse range of medical areas including the patient’s journey through healthcare and the effects of altitude and hypoxia in different countries, most recently in Peru.

Although the Fund is managed principally by the Committee, in accordance with its purposes, over the years Myre Sim has played a key part in steering and encouraging the Committee to broaden its scope. Consequently, the Fund has benefited a wide cohort of Fellows, Members and students and has retained a contemporary focus, demonstrated through the support of IT innovations such as CD production, e-learning initiatives and web-streaming. At this time, the capital reserve of the Fund, which is held in trust as a permanent endowment, is in the region of £600,000, giving an income of approximately £25,000 per annum. Despite Myre Sim’s passing, the activities of the Fund continue unabated under the careful management of the Myre Sim Committee.

Over the past 7 years, Professor Campbell as Convenor and Mr Nigel Owen, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Finance of the College have remained in regular contact with Dr Myre Sim advising him of the activities and financial status of the Fund. Throughout this period Dr Sim has maintained a great interest in the College and how his fund has been used to benefit others. The College is grateful for his long-standing generosity and interest, which has seen many Members and Fellows advance their careers and enabled undergraduates of the Edinburgh University Medical School to seize the opportunity to pursue medical research in their formative years.

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‘To employ one sex abusing psychiatrist may be regarded as a misfortune; to employ two looks like carelessness.’ To have yet another bankrolling the Royal College of Physicians is quite extraordinary…

Dr Ernest Jones, who introduced Freudian analysis to Britain:

Ernest Jones.jpgBorn 1 January 1879, Gowerton, Wales

Died 11 February 1958 (aged 79), London, England

Nationality: Welsh

Alma mate: University College, London

Spouse(s): Morfydd Llwyn Owen (m. 1917; died 1918). Ernest managed to kill Morfydd by poisoning her with chloroform while performing abdominal surgery on her with one of his mates in her parents’ house in south Wales. Katharina Jokl (m. 1919)

Ernest Jones trained and influenced virtually all psychiatrists in the UK during the middle years of the 20th century. He knew Professor Wilfred Abse and Gwynne the lobotomist and he almost certainly lived long enough to encounter Dafydd as well.

Ernest’s son was Mervyn Jones, the author, who was a close friend of Michael Foot.

For more Ernest-related fun, see previous posts.

 

 

MIND has featured a great deal on this blog and indeed has featured in this post. I mentioned above that Dafydd’s pal Lord David Ennals was Chairman of MIND, 1984-89, while MIND was colluding with the criminality of Dafydd et al. The Vice-Chairman of MIND, 1984-88 was Hugh Freeman.

Professor Hugh Freeman was another big name in British psychiatry and was Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry. Freeman died in 2011 and ‘The Guardian’ published his obituary:

Professor Hugh Freeman, who has died aged 81, was effective in changing mental health provision in Britain. He spent most of his professional life in Salford, Greater Manchester, where he was consultant psychiatrist to the city’s hospitals from 1961 until 1988.

Dafydd’s mate Professor Kenneth Rawnsley worked in psychiatry in Greater Manchester until he relocated to Cardiff in 1966. Tony Francis worked in Salford and Greater Manchester during the early 1980s, until he relocated to north Wales. Sadie Francis and Tony Roberts, both of the Hergest Unit, trained at Manchester University. In 1974, Dafydd’s mate Bob Hobson, who had run the abuse ring at the Maudsley, relocated to Manchester University…

Beginning in 1967, at Hope hospital and Salford Royal, he pioneered psychiatric units in general hospitals. This was at a time when the hospital was almost the entire focus of psychiatric treatment. Using the meagre resources he was given, Hugh greatly expanded day hospital and outpatient care, thus enabling seriously ill patients to be managed in various settings outside medical institutions.

He also initiated and maintained one of the first psychiatric case registers with the help of Mervyn Susser, Salford’s medical officer for mental health. Hugh was creating a new service responsive to the needs of a population in a poorly resourced industrial city, and he used the invaluable information from the case register to monitor its progress.

The ‘service’ at Manchester was very poor even after Hugh Freeman and Mervyn Susser had transformed it. Manchester’s mental health service struggled along on its knees until it finally imploded a few years ago, with mental health staff celebrating at the resignation of the psychiatrist whom they blamed for the mess. But he only resigned as Chair of the NHS Trust; he continued working as a Top Doc, ‘leading’ the service and also leading the mental health research programme in Manchester.

His concern was with the conditions in which people were treated in mental hospitals and the various ways in which admission could either be prevented or treatment given in community settings. He initiated teams of co-workers, such as mental health social workers, mental welfare officers, nurses and GPs, to create a system of referral which prevented many hospital admissions, by providing early treatment and alternative care.

Everyone was told that this was what was happening in north Wales. In reality, patients were neglected at best, assaulted and framed for criminal offences or found dead at worst.

Hugh was a thoughtful author of papers dealing with subjects as diverse as the history of the NHS, racial discrimination and psychiatry, particularly aspects of psychiatry in the community. His early work had been concerned with the effects of drugs, and as a young doctor, he published one of the first studies on the treatment of patients with schizophrenia with chlorpromazine.

As an old doctor, he knew just how disabling the effects of chlorpromazine were. He and his colleagues continued to dose people up nevertheless.

Several of his early papers dealt with behaviour therapy, others with the role of the social worker in the mental health service, and the kind of services that should be available for what were then called the “mentally subnormal”. Then, as now, there were problems with the reorganisation of the NHS and the shortages of suitable trainees in psychiatry.

Hugh knew exactly why no young doctors wanted to go near psychiatry…

For 10 years from 1983, Hugh was a highly successful editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry, taking it to great international heights.

Throughout that time, Dafydd and the gang broke the law in just about every way possible, abused patients, illegally imprisoned people and were not prosecuted or even investigated once.

He had been involved in the origins of Salford University and in 1986 was appointed honorary professorial fellow. He also acted as an editor of many multi-authored books and in 1988 started the international journal Current Opinion in Psychiatry, as well as being assistant editor of journals such as History of Psychiatry. His later books included Mental Health and the Environment (1985), Community Psychiatry (1991) and A Century of Psychiatry (1999).

I have mentioned in previous posts that in the wake of Mary Wynch, but particularly the police investigations into the possibility of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales, psychiatrists suddenly all became Historians of Medicine. As they used to say on ‘Blue Peter’, John Nettleton tells the story…

In 1988 both he and his close Salford colleague Michael Tarsh went south to London, exuberantly leaving their retirement party on a tandem. In later years, Hugh helped to found the British False Memory Society,

I wonder why Hugh felt the need to do that?

and his last book, provisionally titled Cycles of Violence and not yet published, is concerned with the causes of terrorism. His wide circle of interests included being representative for the Mercia region of the National Trust

Lucille Hughes is involved with the National Trust. In the 1980s, at Penrhyn Castle near Bangor, the National Trust used to run a summer job scheme for disadvantaged people. Every one of them was a victim of Dafydd’s gang. They did enjoy working on the scheme, they had a real laugh. But it was a very effective way of marginalising them and keeping them together in one place, where they discussed being beaten up by the police, sexually molested, illegally imprisoned, overhearing what were possibly murders in Risley Remand Centre… The man who ran the work scheme, Wing Commander I.H. Panton, used to roll his sleeves up and work with his team, so they respected him. But the Wing Commander also knew what had happened to them and how very serious it was, yet he didn’t ever raise any concerns. See previous posts. I have also discussed in previous posts how some of those at the very top of the National Trust colluded with the wider Westminster Paedophile Ring.

and he was a keen supporter of the Woodland Trust. In 1997, he was appointed honorary visiting fellow at Green College, Oxford. He had many other visiting posts and honours in universities abroad.

The Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Lord John Walton, one of the biggest umbrellas that Dafydd et al had – particularly in Walton’s capacity as President of the GMC, 1982-89 and President of the BMA, 1980-82 – was Warden of Green College, 1983-89. Walton was in post at the BMA as soon as Mary Wynch got out of the North Wales Hospital and began her litigation against Dafydd and the gang…

Hugh was born in Salford and educated at Altrincham grammar school,

The abuse ring in north Wales/Cheshire upon which Dafydd et al built and expanded had been present for decades

from where he gained an open scholarship to read modern history at St John’s College, Oxford, a rare schoolboy among the ex-servicemen after the second world war. His scholarship subjects were all in the arts, but his family put pressure on him to read medicine. However, these early passions were the basis of his abiding interests in the history of psychiatry, as well as a restless concern about the way people live and how the service might be developed for them.

He qualified in 1954, and did his house jobs at the  Manchester Royal Infirmary

Kenneth Rawnsley was working in Manchester at the time

before serving as a captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Although not psychiatrically qualified, during his time in the army he was in sole charge of discharging men and dealing with violent alcoholics, and he took the first part of the diploma in psychological medicine in this time.

They’re only nutters and alkies, we don’t need anyone qualified to deal with them. They may have been violent because of psychosis or neurological factors rather than the booze, but Freeman won’t have known…Or a la North Wales Hospital and Hergest Unit, their ‘violence’ might actually have been someone assaulting them…

After the army he went on to the Maudsley hospital in London,

Freeman was probably at the Maudsley at the same time as Dafydd then. He was definitely there when Bob Hobson was running the ring in south London and Hobson’s many crazy, incompetent colleagues did damage to patients. See post ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’ and ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’

then became a consultant psychiatrist in Salford.

In 1957 he married Joan Casket, now better known as a professor of psychology and expert in gifted children. They were a mutual support to one another.

I’ll be getting onto Joan soon…

She survives him, along with three sons, Stephen, Justin and Felix, a daughter, Rachel, and two grandsons.

 Hugh Lionel Freeman, psychiatrist, born 4 August 1929; died 4 May 2011

Just a couple of years older than Dafydd…

‘The Times’ mourned Hugh Freeman’s passing as well:

Professor Hugh Freeman was a erudite and thoughtful psychiatrist with a deep concern for social issues. Born in Salford, he began his career as a 17-year-old, with an open scholarship at Oxford University. He completed his medical and psychiatric training at Manchester Royal Infirmary, followed by the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals in London. Returning to his roots, he became a NHS consultant psychiatrist with Salford Health Authority, and an honorary consultant at the University of Manchester School of Medicine.

There he capitalised on his personal qualities, presciently pioneering and managing an integrated system of community care and record-keeping in a socially deprived area.

Freeman initiated and maintained the comprehensive Salford psychiatric case register, originally in association with the epidemiologist Dr Mervyn Susser. The objective of the register (bolstered by the studies that flowed from it), was to formulate public health goals. It made a serious contribution to health in the community.

Freeman’s primary problem was to integrate the very poor psychiatric resources he inherited, across three hospitals, into a service responsive to the needs of the people of Salford. In a period when the hospital was almost the entire focus of psychiatric treatments, he created that service, integrating the meagre resources and greatly expanding day hospital and outpatient care. At that time, this was ground-breaking.

It wasn’t that groundbreaking, by the time Freeman died, Manchester and Salford’s mental health services were at the centre of scandalously bad care

Freeman was always sensitive to the sense of community, social ties and networks that existed in a physically uncongenial industrial area. In Salford, he found long established kinships and friendships, going back several generations.

Like Dafydd, he’ll have had the whole extended family mapped, with a view to co-opting the unsupportive members or trashing the supportive ones in the face of complaint

He harnessed these into his system of care, treasuring constant little gifts such as a hand-knitted dishcloth or a small paper bag of boiled sweets.

A hand-knitted dishcloth?? I’d be quite pleased if someone gave me one of them, but I suspect that was a patient taking the piss; the Grand Professor Freeman will not really have communicated to his patients that he wanted a dishcloth, either hand-knitted or as a pack of six purchased in the market.

Working against the general trend of competition for resources, with the advantage of his personality and genuine charm,

They all have charm in their obituaries

Freeman was able to achieve his objectives through the help of mental welfare officers, mental health social workers and GPs. With their help, he set up a system of screening before hospital admission, so that when people arrived in the mental hospital they had organised relationships with those who were working outside.

That is not what I was told about Salford mental health services by someone who later committed suicide while in their ‘care’. Guess what? She had been at UCNW with me and had made a complaint about Gwynne the lobotomist… Found dead in Salford years later… They’ll have had her medical records, Mervyn Susser the case manager and Hugh won’t have missed that she’d encountered Gwynne and then Tony Francis…

Professionals came from all over the world to see what he had achieved in keeping people out of hospital.

Dafydd was described in the ‘Bangor and Anglesey Mail’ as ‘Europe’s Leading Forensic Psychiatrist’. At the Waterhouse Inquiry, the mental health services in Gwynedd were described as ‘probably the best in Europe’ by Rob Evans, who ignored the serious abuse of Empowered Service Users. The thugs of the Arfon Community Mental Health Team used to turn up to Bangor University seminars to hobnob with visiting German social workers.

But Freeman was pragmatic and pointed out that the hospital did not stand in opposition to community support, but was, as he wrote, “in fact part of the community, and provides one of its services.”

That is exactly the line that the Top Docs of the Hergest Unit used. I happen to agree with their point, but it was a line that was trotted out when the seriously dysfunctional relationships between the hospital and the community teams was questioned.

In accord with his wish for social justice and the focus of his concerns, he concentrated on chronic and progressive disorders.

Psychiatrists have been maintaining for years now that they prioritise the seriously and chronically ill. Then why are so many of them destitute, in prison, dying in their 50s or dependent upon family for their care? Anyone familiar with the UK mental health system knows that the most seriously ill are abandoned or even refused treatment. They are more difficult to look after than a professional person with anxiety and they are not a powerful lobbying group.

In addition to full time hands-on clinical commitments, in a very busy department, he wrote or edited more than two dozen books and hundreds of scientific papers.

Yes, Hugh churned them out. When did he have the time to perform the clinical miracles which were happening in Greater Manchester?

He was socially perceptive, with a quiet but effective leadership style that was exemplified in his being the founding editor, of Current Opinion in Psychiatry, and his very successful ten years as editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry, beginning in 1983. Freeman expanded the journal considerably, while vastly improving its financial base supporting his principal objective — the dissemination of scientific information.

How did the fraud that was Mindfulness get through the filtering system then?

Professor Freeman achieved international recognition, including a visiting professorship at the Universities of the West Indies, where he worked on setting up a mental health care service (removing the pre-existing double beds), Western Australia, Switzerland and Hungary.

He won the Anniversary Medal of Merit, Charles University, Prague, was a member of the committee of honour of the European Association for the History of Psychiatry, a fellow of the European Association of Psychiatrists, a consultant to the World Health Organisation,

Dafydd’s mate was both International and Award Winning…

and a government advisor to the Mental Health Act Commission,

The Chief Exec of the MHAC was Willing Bingley. Who had been previously been the Legal Director of MIND, when Hugh Freeman was er the Vice-Chair of MIND…

the Home Secretary’s Committee on fear of crime, and the Minister of State’s panel on private practice.

Both the Home Office and the DHSS were fully on board with Dafydd and the gang.

Despite his eminence, Freeman was modest, considerate, kindly and respectful of the opinions of others. He had always been an innovator, devoting his early endeavours to improving community psychiatry, but over the past 20 years was very active in founding the False Memory Society.

The False Memory Society caused havoc with regard to cases of abuse; but that is exactly what the False Memory Society was set up to do. Because organised historical abuse had come under the spotlight.

His group work on research into terrorism will be published next year as Circle of Violence. He was a strongly appreciated supporter of Sane,

SANE was established by Marjorie Wallace, the Thalidomide Heroine! The Marjorie who was married to a Top Doc who was colluding with abuse and who also had an affair with Lord Snowdon who used the services of Top Docs who supplied class A drugs and sex workers. SANE’s main campaigning point was to stop the closure of asylums. I wrote to Marjorie in 1988 and gave her full details of what Dafydd et al were doing. I did not receive a reply. Marjorie was a regular visitor to Broadmoor while Jimmy Savile was the General Manager and assaulting patients. Marjorie did not mention any concerns until after Savile was dead. At which point she told everyone that he was mad and she’d never liked him. See post ‘One Dangerous Fucker’ for more Marjorie info…

Savile became General Manager of Broadmoor during those years when Hugh Freeman edited the British Journal of Psychiatry, but it obviously escaped Hugh’s notice.

and active in the World Psychiatric Association. He was also involved with the National Trust as the representative for the Mercia Region, the preservation of woodlands and the protection of ancient buildings He leaves behind his widow, Professor Joan Freeman, who is eminent in her own field of education and gifted children, and his children Stephen, Justin, Felix and Rachel.

Professor Hugh Freeman, psychiatrist, was born on August 4, 1929. He died on May 4, 2011, aged 81

A helpful blog written by a Top Doc about Hugh Freeman tells us that:

Freeman will probably be best known to list members as one of the founders of the journal, History of Psychiatry and the editor of a number of essay collections on the history of psychiatry in Britain.  These include the two volume, 150 Years of British Psychiatry (London: Gaskell/Athlone, 1991 and 1996) edited with German Berrios;  A Century of Psychiatry, (London: Mosby-Wolfe, 1999),  and Psychiatric Cultures Compared: Psychiatry and Mental Health Care in the Twentieth Century (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2005) edited with Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra, Harry Oosterhuis and Joost Vijselaar.

Hugh has determined what the world knows about psychiatry, its practices and of course the practices of his colleagues and of course Hugh himself.

After retiring as consultant psychiatrist to Salford Health Authority, Freeman was engaged in large scale history of psychiatric policy in post war Britain under the supervision of John Pickstone.  Parts of this work have been published including:

‘Mental Health: Policy and Practice in the NHS’, Journal of Mental Health 7.3 (1998): 225-39.

‘Mental Health Services in an English County Borough before 1974’, Medical History 28 (1984): 111-28.

Now for Hugh’s lovely, talented psychologist wife!
Joan Freeman is a child psychologist who is known for her work in the lifetime development of gifts and talents. Freeman earned her BSc in psychology at Manchester University followed by an Advanced Diploma in School Counselling, an MEd in Education and a PhD in Educational Psychology. Freeman then taught at Preston Polytechnic/Lancaster University, where she was a Senior Lecturer. She then became a Research Associate at Manchester University and later, Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Education.
 
In 2006 the College of Teachers, of which Joan was Senior Vice-President, awarded her an Honorary Fellowship.
Was the Senior Vice-President on the panel who decided on the awarding of Honorary Fellowships??
In 2014, Mensa International awarded Joan a Lifetime Achievement Award. Jimmy Savile used to bang on about being in Mensa.
Joan was also awarded the First European Talent Networking Award, for the promotion of Europe-wide co-operation in support of young talented people.
So Joan is international as well as her husband.
Joan Freeman was made an Honorary Patron of the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) in 2006. She has an elected fellowship with the British Psychological Society, where she has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Joan is also a Chartered (Licensed) Psychologist.

Freeman’s ‘ongoing aim is to inspire a scientific approach to the study and development of high-level potential, and to develop a dynamic communications network of knowledge and practice around the world’. I think that Joan’s got quite a steep hill to climb there…

Freeman’s most significant research contribution to the field of child development has been her unique 35-year in-depth UK comparative study of 210 gifted and non-gifted children as they grew to adulthood. This was funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. ‘This groundbreaking research showing the lives of the gifted and talented as normal people with special challenges helped to make positive changes in attitudes to the development of high level potential all over the world. The research was noted for its depth of investigation and scientific set-up, notably with double matched control groups.’

Freeman was an adviser on the education of the gifted and talented for about eight years for the UK Gov’t and primary witness to the Standing Committee on the education of Highly Able Children.

The UK Gov’ts Gifted and Talented scheme was not a resounding success…

Joan founded and was President of the Tower Education Group, a think tank of UK experts which reported to the Education Development Trust.

In 1988 Freeman established the European Council for High Ability, bringing cooperation across the West and the Soviet zone. It became a Council of Europe NGO and is ‘now a flourishing worldwide organisation of which she remains founding President and honorary member.’ It publishes the academic journal ‘High Ability Studies’, of which Freeman was editor-in-chief; she is now on their international advisory board.

I’ll look forward to reading some of Joan’s papers in there then, if they pass the rigorous scrutiny of the editor-in-chief that is.

Hugh Freeman’s friend and colleague Mervyn who presided over the mess that was Salford’s mental health service certainly boasted of some even more impressive friends that Hugh Freeman. Mervyn Wilfred Susser (26 September 1921 – 14 August 2014) was a South African activist, Top Doctor and epidemiologist. His career was closely interwoven with that of his wife, Zena Stein. Susser is considered to be one of the pioneers of epidemiology in the 20th century. As is Sir Richard Doll, but Doll did rather let himself down on a few occasions, particularly when his name appeared as an ‘adviser’ on that laughable research fraud that Dafydd’s mates published in Dec 1990… See previous posts for details of Richard Doll’s feet of clay.

 

Mervyn Wilfred Susser was born in Johannesburg. As a boy, he learned to track game in the wild. His mother committed suicide when he was a child. His parents enrolled him in a Catholic girls’ school because it was the best education available before later switching to an unspecified boys’ school several hundred miles away.

Susser married Zena Stein in 1949. Susser and Stein three children: including Ezra Susser, Ruth Susser and Ida Susser.

Susser, Stein and colleagues began their careers at a clinic in Alexandra Township, where they developed ties with members of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, including Joe Slovo, Walter Sisulu and Nelson Mandela. 

Susser and Stein were influenced and mentored by Sidney Kark. In 1955, Susser and Stein left South Africa for political reasons, taking positions at Manchester University, where they stayed for 10 years. In 1965, Susser and Stein moved to Columbia University to lead the Division of Epidemiology. At Columbia, Susser founded the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, where he held a Chair.

Towards the end of their careers, Susser and Stein became increasingly concerned about the HIV epidemic both in New York and in South Africa. They helped to organise a conference in Maputo in April 1990, which aimed to alert the ANC about the HIV epidemic in South Africa, with limited effect. Susser, Stein and colleagues, worked on building scientific capacity in Southern Africa to deal with the HIV epidemic and Susser and Stein served as early Directors at the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, a research centre in Northern KwaZulu-Natal.

Mervyn Susser died on 14 August 2014 in New York.

On learning of Susser’s death, aged 92, Section 27 issued the following statement:

His contribution to the fight against the HIV pandemic cannot be overstated. Dr Susser served as the joint director of the newly founded Africa Centre for Population and Reproductive Health Research in Kwazulu-Natal with his wife Dr Zena Stein in 1999. Mervyn and Zena were instrumental in highlighting the possible impact of the HIV pandemic in South Africa from the late 1980s. He worked alongside Dr. Salim (Slim) Abdool Karim to submit the first successful application to Fogarty in 1993 which sought to build strategic, sustainable scientific capacity to enhance the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland.

 

 

  • It was known that there were difficulties dealing with the HIV epidemic in South Africa because of political reasons. The situation was not helped by Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa, 1999-2008, maintaining that HIV did not cause AIDS. Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang’s ban of anti-retroviral drugs in public hospitals is estimated to have been responsible for the premature deaths of between 330,000 and 365,000 people.

But then Mervyn Susser knew that Dafydd’s gang had been responsible for infecting a great many kids in care with HIV, who in turn infected many other people when the gang forced them to work as rent boys. Susser did not say a word.

  • Zena Stein is currently Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. Stein and Susser spent a decade at Manchester where they were active in the Anti-Apartheid Movement, before leaving for New York.
  • Lord David Ennals served as Chairman of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1960-64, a position that was later held by his brother John, 1968-76. Jeremy Thorpe campaigned on behalf of the Anti-Apartheid Movement.
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Others involved with the Anti-Apartheid Movement included Canon John Collins, the founder of CND, who was associated with Michael Randle, a CND activist as well as a member of the Committee of 100. Randle and his fellow CND activist Pat Pottle spent many years living at Croesor, where they acquired knowledge of the organised abuse in the region by Dafydd’s gang. Many, many CND activists, including very high profile ones such as Bertrand Russell and E.P. Thompson, knew about the gang. See previous posts eg. ‘Captain Swing And His Crew’ and ‘A Message Of Peace At Christmas’.

Lewis John Collins (23 March 1905 – 31 December 1982) was Chairman of CND, 1958-64. Collins was an Anglican priest who was active in several radical political movements in the UK. Educated at Cranbrook School, Kent and Cambridge University,  Collins served as a chaplain in the RAF during WW II and was radicalised by the experience. In 1946, Collins founded Christian Action to work for reconciliation with Germany. He was appointed as a canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, London in 1948, an office he held for 33 years. Shortly afterwards he became disturbed by the newly developing apartheid system in South Africa.

In 1951, Collins was one of the four founders of the War on Want. In 1956, he committed Christian Action to raising funds for the defence of anti-apartheid activists accused of treason in South Africa and this gave rise to the Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa. The fund raised over £75,000.

Collins was one of the founders of CND and was also a member of the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, working with the Rev Sidney Hinkes on anti-nuclear campaigns.

The Canon Collins Educational & Legal Assistance Trust, formerly known as Canon Collins Trust for Southern Africa (CCETSA) is a charity founded in 1981. It was set up as the Defence Aid Fund for Southern Africa and Collins was its first Chairman. Under apartheid it provided money to help South African and Namibian refugee students gain HE in the UK and in independent African states. It now provides scholarships for students within South Africa and in other African countries.

Collins married Diana Clavering Elliot (1917–2003) in 1939; they had four sons. In 1999, the year before the Waterhouse Report was published, Diana Collins became Dame Diana.

Dame Diana partnered her husband in his CND and anti-apartheid activism. She was born at Stutton Hall, Suffolk and as a student gave up reading English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, to marry Collins, then Dean of Oriel College.

In 1946 John and Diana Collins convened a public meeting at Oxford Town Hall, calling for Christians to involve themselves in social and political action. This led directly to the formation of Christian Action, with John Collins as the Chairman. Diana Collins edited Christian Action’s journal.

The Collins’ friends included Sir Stafford Cripps, Bishop Trevor Huddleston, the Lord Chancellor, Gerald Gardiner, J.B. Priestley, Bertrand Russell and Oliver Tambo.

When he was living in England, Trevor Huddleston was accused of behaving indecently with two pre-pubescent boys. He admitted that he had behaved as the boys alleged but that the incident had been ‘misinterpreted’. The police were involved but nothing went very far, what with him being Trevor Huddleston. See previous posts…

 

Diana’s friends named above were all active in anti-capital punishment, anti-nuclear proliferation, anti-apartheid and other progressive causes. They launched the Defence and Aid Fund to support black South Africans. Diana Collins travelled incognito to South Africa when her husband was banned from entering that country. The Collins’ raised large sums of money for the legal defense of their causes by the best barristers, including the defence of Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia trial.

Following her husband’s death in 1982, Collins became a Trustee of the International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa until 1991 and remained on the Council of Christian Action.

Diana Collins died, aged 85 in 2003, and was survived by three sons. One son predeceased her.

Diana’s 2003 obituary in the Torygraph included additional information:

….Diana Collins was, in fact, more intellectually able than her husband, and combined this with a persuasive charm which helped to smooth situations made difficult by his hasty decision-making and somewhat abrasive style. Yet, in spite of her considerable gifts and total commitment to their shared conce