Meet The Gwerin!

Some scholars of Wales have maintained that until relatively recently, Wales was a land peopled by a ‘gwerin’, a population of rural dwelling folk indigenous to Wales who formed a sort of classless society in which there was no sub-group in a dominant social position. Other people have  maintained that the notion of a gwerin is silly – I think the person who was ruder about the idea of a gwerin than most was Kim Howells, I imagine that he had some very harsh words for the gwerin once he’d stopped rolling around laughing – and that Wales was as much of a class-based society as most other societies. There was indeed a class structure in Wales and quite a rigid one, but it was not one that equated very well to the class structure used by sociologists who wrote about England. This used to cause Brown and I a lot of problems when journal articles that we had written about the recent history of Wales were peer-reviewed by people who very obviously had a great deal of experience of urban English sociology but did not know much about rural Wales fifty years ago. Rude comments would be returned such as ‘the authors state that these were disadvantaged people. Farmers are not disadvantaged people.’ Well no, barley barons in Lincolnshire aren’t, but they are not quite in the same situation as certain Snowdonia hill farmers were in the 1950s…

The excesses of journal reviewers notwithstanding, I cannot really subscribe to the notion of a gwerin, but I know that some of those who were very influential in UCNW (Bangor University) in previous generations absolutely maintained that a gwerin existed and indeed that they were members of the said gwerin. A number of the gwerin who ran UCNW also ran a trafficking gang along with Dafydd, which targeted, er, the lower orders. Which sounds rather to me like a class structure.

I was dwelling on the gwerin the other day when I was reading Dr David Roberts’s 2009 book on the history of Bangor University. Dr Roberts’s volume names a few who most definitely believed themselves to be of the gwerin and the names were familiar to me; I can remember some of them from my days as an undergrad and I was aware of others because parts of Bangor University are named after them etc. Dr Roberts’s book gives detailed accounts of some legendary events in the recent history of Bangor, including those which set the scene when the cohort of students of which I was one arrived.

I have mentioned in previous posts that UCNW was in danger of shutting down in the 1980s after an onslaught from the UGC. I had always believed that the axe was wielded by Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer in the mid-1980s (see previous posts), but Dr Roberts’s book informs us that a near killer blow was inflicted upon UCNW by the UGC in 1981, which shattered the paedophiles’ friends who were running UCNW at the time. It was when the axe was about to be wielded again a few years later that someone thought to remind Thatch’s Gov’t that this institution was full of people who were facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring or were keeping quiet about it. The member of the gwerin who actually reminded the UGC of that was a man called Alwyn Roberts, a PVC whom I have been told also spent time as a missionary. According to Dr Roberts’s book, Alwyn Roberts worked as a senior lecturer in the Dept of Social Theory and Institutions (the Dept where I worked after finishing my PhD, but it was known by then as Social Sciences), but in the late 1970s when UCNW was in deep financial difficulty, a reorganisation took place and Alwyn Roberts became Director of Extra-Mural Studies.

The Waterhouse Report provides much information about the qualifications and work histories of those accused of abusing kids in north Wales or colluding with abuse. I have mentioned previously that a great many of those who abused the kids qualified at Cartrefle College at Wrexham, which became NEWI and then Glyndwr University. I received information from a former Cartrefle student telling me that standards were very low there and that the social work course tutors had an arrangement with Nefyn Dodd and Lucille Hughes to identify students who were potential whistleblowers and either remove them from the course or to force them out of their jobs after they had qualified.

A number of other people named in the Waterhouse Report as abusers held either degrees from UCNW – Lucille Hughes was a UCNW graduate – or social work qualifications gained from UCNW, particularly those people in more senior positions. They will have been students in the Dept of Social Theory and Institutions. Alwyn Roberts will have known them – UCNW was and is still small enough to ensure that people in Depts do know each other – and he knew who they were working with after they qualified and what was happening to the children in their care.

Dr Roberts’s book mentions that Alwyn Roberts had served as Principal of Pachhunga Government College in India, as a member of Gwynedd County Council and as a Governor of the BBC. So Alwyn Roberts had all angles covered. He worked in the Dept which trained the social workers who were then employed in children’s homes run by Gwynedd County Council, in which a paedophile ring was operating. Or they could pop over to the children’s homes in Clwyd, which were part of the same ring. I have mentioned previously how many journos in BBC Wales were networked with Dafydd or even knew him personally and were happy top broadcast what they knew were lies about his alleged expertise and the state of the mental health services and other parts of the welfare system in north Wales. At the same time Alwyn Roberts was one of UCNW’s senior managers.

The Vice-Principal of UCNW from 1981 onward was Professor Geoff Sagar, who was a member of staff in the Dept of Plant Biology and who taught me. Geoff Sagar knew virtually everything that I have blogged about staff in Plant Biology colluding with Dafydd’s gang. He knew that some of the staff in his Dept were married to people who were members of the gang because they were married to social workers or Top Doctors and he knew that one of his lecturers, John Wilson, was having sex with local school girls and that this was openly discussed. It was of course openly discussed in terms of people’s concerns that John was going to get caught, rather than with any degree of concern as to what was happening to the girls. The girls whom John had been seen with were described by Dr Adrian Bell’s wife Alison, a technician in Plant Biology, as ‘rather slaggy girls’. Well they won’t have been conducting themselves in the way that most of the children of the UCNW staff were, but the kids of UCNW staff hadn’t been removed from their families and been forced to live in a children’s home where they were violently assaulted, raped and coerced into working as prostitutes. If the kids tried to make complaints to the police, the police refused to record the complaints or threatened to arrest the kids themselves.

In the 1980s, one of the Gwynedd social workers responsible for the area of Bangor in which the Ty’r Felin children’s home was located was Meri Huws (see eg. post ‘People With Energy’). Meri later became a lecturer at Coleg Menai – where many of the non-academic staff employed by UCNW trained – and the Normal College, which trained teachers and was also colluding with Dafydd’s gang. Then Meri was employed by Bangor University as the Director of the Dept of Lifelong Learning, which was the then incarnation of the Dept of Extra-Mural Studies previously run by Alwyn Roberts…

 

By the way Alison, I sat in your husband’s office distraught and told him that Brown was receiving death threats. He blanked me. As did your mate Dr D.G.E. Wood, but then Wood was facilitating the trafficking ring anyway. If two intelligent adults had gangsters after them, I don’t rate the chances of 14 year old girls. As for the student whom you described as ‘obnoxious’ after he was sectioned in Ysbyty Gwynedd by the gang, well part of his distress was that his girlfriend was being targeted by them.

Just how stupid were you all??? The undergrads were being terrorised by a criminal gang but all you could do was obsess about nonsense like them wearing alternative clothes or blowing dope, it was ridiculous. As for Dafydd famously telling the Welsh Baptist Union that learning Bible verses in Welsh as a child can protect against a serious moral collapse in later life (see post ‘A Serious Moral Collapse’), just about the only people in Bangor who hadn’t suffered from a serious moral collapse were the students and even some of them succumbed, such as the psychology and social work students.

Somebody reminded me recently that Adrian Bell’s hobby was vintage cars, he collected and traded them. I have been told that all areas of the lives of Dafydd’s Little Helpers were used to shore up the gang, so someone ought to take a look at who in the vintage car world had links with Adrian and others who worked at Bangor University or in north Wales.

 

Geoff Sagar’s son was a vet. My post ‘The Wretched Of The Earth’ described how targets of Dafydd’s gang were refused treatment for their pets by the local vets in Gwynedd. Dr Katz, a Polish vet in Llanfairfechan who dared treat the pets of those who had spilt the pints of the paedophiles, was hounded out of the area during the years after the millennium.

 

In June 1994, Alwyn Roberts led a Joint Working Party which held discussions with a view to merging UCNW with the Normal College. Dr Roberts’s book states that Alwyn was a ‘skilled negotiator’ ‘in whom officers and staff of Coleg Normal had considerable confidence’. They probably loved him because they and the teachers that they trained were also colluding with, or at best simply ignoring, the trafficking ring which Alwyn Roberts knew a great deal about.

I will return to the other people involved in these negotiations in future posts…

Dr Roberts’s book discusses the time – or rather one of the times – when key figures at UCNW all started hitting each other. I knew that things had become very fraught at UCNW in the late 1970s, which was when Dafydd had Mary Wynch illegally arrested and imprisoned; Mary worked as secretary in the massively dysfunctional Agriculture Dept, so I guessed that Mary had found something out about that Dept… What everyone knew at the time, even the students, was that the UCNW farm, which was under the domain of the Dept of Agriculture, was so badly mismanaged that it went bankrupt, plunging UCNW into severe financial difficulties. UCNW bailed College Farm out and a few years later it went bankrupt again. It was no advert for the Agri Dept or UCNW.

Lord Kenyon, the President of UCNW, 1947-82, considered his two big interests to be agriculture and health services. Lord Kenyon held numerous public positions, including that of Chairman of Clwyd Health Authority in the 1970s. Lord Kenyon’s son Thomas was known to be sexually abusing at least one boy in care in north Wales and was eventually caught red-handed in the late 1970s. The boy was sent to a detention centre after Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon made a complaint of theft against him. Among many other things, Lord Kenyon was a member of the North Wales Police Authority, a JP and the most senior Freemason in north Wales. Thomas faced no charges. Thomas died of HIV/AIDS in 1993. See previous posts for further details.

Dr Roberts’s book explains that UCNW became increasingly troubled during the latter half of the 1970s. There was much friction on the basis of language, with some students and staff feeling that there were far too many students from England who were overwhelming Welsh speaking students. This was a sore point for many because UCNW was proud of being a local, Welsh institution which had been established for people in north Wales.

Sir Charles Evans, the Principal of UCNW, 1958-84, was Welsh in that he grew up in north Wales and had learnt Welsh as a boy, but Sir Charles is the sort of person that demonstrated the myth of a gwerin. Sir Charles was ‘Welsh’ but he was posh. He was sent away to a public school at a young age – Shrewsbury – and then went to Oxford where he studied medicine. Charles Evans was completely unsympathetic to the concerns and protests of the Welsh language students and took a highly confrontational approach to them. The students enjoyed a lot of support from some of the gwerin on the staff, including those in very senior positions and the gwerin went to war with Charles Evans in an attempt to force him to retire.

In April 1981 – three months before the UGC wrote to UCNW telling them that they were going to be clobbered financially – a group of fourteen senior academics at UCNW signed a letter to Lord Kenyon stating that Sir Charles Evans could no longer ‘carry the burden’ of leadership. Non-professorial staff also wrote about their concerns re the ‘present leadership’. By April 1981, Mary Wynch had begun legal action against Dafydd and the gang and it was clear that everyone could find themselves in a lot of trouble.

Sir Charles had been in a wheelchair for a long while having developed MS when he was quite a young man, which was why he gave up his job as a Top Doctor in Liverpool to become Principal of UCNW in the 1950s and he was becoming increasingly disabled. However Evans was a member of the successful 1953 Everest expedition so he was made of stern stuff and was fuming at being told that he wasn’t up to it any longer, although he was fully aware that he wasn’t able to do the sorts of things that he had even just a few years previously. Evans maintained that the College was being subjected to ‘wanton efforts at disruption by small groups of misguided people’. Which it was, they were assisting a trafficking gang which Evans had ignored because many of his Top Doctor colleagues had been involved for years, but now the gwerin were at each others throats.

Lord Kenyon was most concerned at the escalating civil war and consulted his Vice-Presidents, Sir Elwyn Jones and O.V. Jones.

I discussed Sir Elwyn Jones and his wrongdoing in my post ‘How Much Greater Is A Man Than A Sheep?’. Sir Elwyn was a solicitor who also served as the Labour MP for Conway. Sir Elwyn Jones was a member of the Caernarfonshire County Council1945-69. Lucille Hughes worked as a children’s social worker for Caernarfonshire County Council. Sir Elwyn knew about Dafydd’s gang in its early days and indeed the abuse in the region which pre-existed Dafydd’s gang upon which Dafydd built. Sir Elwyn’s son Elwyn Jones was also a solicitor in Bangor and served as the Treasurer of UCNW. Elwyn Jones the son of Sir Elwyn was most definitely a crook, he was fully on board with Dafydd and the gang and was involved with the fitting up of innocent people who were targeted by the gang (see previous posts). David Jones, the present Tory MP for Clwyd West, worked in Elwyn Jones’s practice in Bangor in the 1980s when Elwyn Jones helped the gang frame people.

O.V. Jones had served as a senior Council member and was one of those who was supportive of the Welsh language protests on the part of the students. In 1976 four students officers of the Cymric Society were suspended from UCNW for their role in the occupation of a College building and this was followed by a massive student protest in the town of Bangor which was addressed by that well-known member of the gwerin, Dafydd Iwan. Dafydd Iwan later became a Gwynedd County Councillor and then leader of the Council when the gang raged within the Council’s children’s homes. Another student occupation followed and the College authorities applied for a High Court order to repossess the building. O.V. Jones, a Welsh speaking obstetrician, was right behind the students and raised concerns at the harsh treatment of the four who had been suspended from College. O.V. Jones asked for clemency to be shown and was joined in this by the Archbishop of Wales, Gwilym Williams, a man who was fully on board with Dafydd’s gang (see previous posts).

Gwilym Williams was one of those who, along with Alwyn Roberts, used his knowledge of Dafydd’s gang to twist the arm of the Thatcher’s Gov’t with regard to Welsh language issues such as the creation of S4C and the passing of the Welsh Language Act, 1993. Thatcher was utterly unsympathetic to these matters that were dear to the hearts of the gwerin, but a few words in the ear of Willie Whitelaw and others about that gang soon did the trick (see posts eg. ‘The Cradle Of Filth’ and ‘A Bit More Paleontology’).

O.V. Jones also knew about the grim reality of Dafydd’s gang and was part of the nuts and bolts of that gang. Previous posts (eg. ‘I Predict A Riot’, ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’ and ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf’) have detailed how all the Top Docs in north Wales co-operated to unlawfully ensure that no woman in north Wales could access NHS abortions, even years after the Abortion Act 1967. However any woman with the money would be referred on demand to a private abortionist in Chester who was known to have put women’s lives at risk. When freshers enrolled at UCNW, one of the first things that they were given was information on to how to access a private abortion via a referral from the Student Health Centre. Brown and I thought that this was rather unsavoury and a strange thing to prioritise, but we didn’t realise that a trafficking ring was operating in the region, targeting female students as well as other people and that the people running the ring were the very same Top Doctors who denied women NHS abortions but referred them to their mate in Chester for a fee, no questions asked. Less privileged women who didn’t have the dosh for the butcher in Chester were sent to stay at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh to be ‘assessed’ by Dafydd, where the view was taken by everyone who sexually exploited them there that they couldn’t get more pregnant and they were then denied an NHS abortion anyway because everyone was. The women did not emerge from Denbigh with a baby, yet a great many of them went through the doors pregnant.

O.V. Jones will have known what was happening to those babies. He will also have known about the babies who were unlawfully removed from some adult women with full capacity who gave birth at St David’s Hospital during the 1970s after their families had conspired with Top Doctors; he will have known about the obstetrician working at St David’s in the 1970s and 80s who was so dangerous that he left several babies brain damaged or dead and who was smuggled quietly out to begin a new career in Australia after he inflicted serious injuries on the baby of a policeman who was not going to keep quiet about it; he will have known about the forced sterilisations of Denbigh patients to avoid any problematic pregnancies as a result of them being abused by mental health staff and prostituted by the gang; he’ll have known about the girls in the children’s homes being fitted up with contraceptives at the age of 13 or 14; he’ll have known about the kids in children’s homes becoming pregnant and catching STIs; and he’ll have known about the underaged girls who were not in care but became pregnant being denied abortions and told ‘you got yourself here, you can now look after the baby’ when they very obviously couldn’t cope with a baby and the baby would end up being taken into care during the early years and handed over to the trafficking gang… See previous posts eg. ‘The BMA And It’s Ethics’.

O.V. Jones and his mates were responsible for a bloody nightmare of the sort that laypeople believed had died out decades previously in mainland Britain. Everyone conspired to keep quiet about this, including the gwerin.

The gwerin continued fighting each other at UCNW and in June 1982 Charles Evans announced that he would retire in 1984, but by then he would have reached retirement age anyway. In Oct 1982 the gwerin forced Lord Kenyon out of his position as President and another paedophiles’ friend of the highest order was parachuted in to replace him, Sir William Mars-Jones, a corrupt High Court judge from a Denbighshire farming family and a friend of Sir Ronald Waterhouse. See previous posts.

In Jan 1983, O.V. the family butcher became Chair of Council at UCNW and it nearly ended in tears very shortly afterwards. In May 1982 UCNW had advertised for a new Registrar but the selection committee did not appoint any candidate. The post was readvertised in Jan 1983 and in March 1983, the selection committee, led by O.V. the family butcher, recommended the appointment of Frederick Smyth, then Registrar and Deputy Secretary of Stirling University, a non-Welsh speaker. The UCNW Council then blocked the appointment. The warring gwerin on the Council had appointed Gwyn R. Thomas as Acting Registrar in Dec 1982 and although the appointment was confirmed at a later date, O.V. the family butcher threatened to resign as Chair of Council. The gwerin somehow persuaded him not to. I would not be surprised if that was related to the havoc that had broken out in the Student Health Centre by the summer of 1983 as a result of the chaos resulting from Dr D.G.E. Wood and his colleagues being far more interested in running a trafficking ring than caring for their patients. If the ship lost the family butcher there is no telling what would have happened.

Gwyn R. Thomas must have been the long thin man who was the Registrar whom I went to see in 1984 to raise my concerns about Gwynne the lobotomist forging medical records and libelling me. The long thin man just freaked after about two minutes and threw me out of his office, because I suspect he knew how far this would unravel if anyone tugged at a few of the threads.

 

People like Lord Kenyon – who didn’t speak Welsh and was based in Shropshire – did not equate to any aspect of the gwerin’s notion of what the gwerin was, but this gwerin were all in it together, literally. That is what really bound the gwerin together rather than any Welshness or classlessness. Gwerin like Sir William Mars-Jones – who fulfilled the qualities of a member of the gwerin in that he was rural and Welsh – and Dafydd, who was quite happy to lay claim to being a member of the gwerin when it suited him although he was accumulating vast wealth by procuring child sex workers for Thatcher’s friends, were essential to the working of a huge machine that the rest of the gwerin were depending on for a comfortable life. After all if the gwerin didn’t have jobs for themselves and their families as teachers, lecturers, social workers, Angels etc they’d be in the same boat as those who were being fed into Dafydd’s machine along with their children, which was not an appealing prospect.

 

Previous posts have discussed at length how the member of the gwerin which was Dafydd networked with corrupt professionals and elites in England which was what completely protected him, while he really shafted the locals as well as the kids in the children’s homes in north Wales, many of whom were disadvantaged kids imported from English metropolitan Councils.

Before Dafydd and John Allen ever went into business big time in the late 1960s, Dafydd and Gwynne the lobotomist had a sound track record of serving the interests of the most unlikely gwerin, such as Bertrand Russell and his friend Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s bohemian mates of the Bloomsbury Set in England who holidayed at Croesor in north Wales. See previous posts eg. ‘The Village’ and ‘So Who Was Angry About What?’.

 

So let’s meet yet more of those very grand powerful gwerin who doubled up as really grand Top Doctors, upon who’s support Dafydd’s gang in north Wales were 100% dependant. O.V. the Welsh family butcher could never have kept this show on the road.

Dafydd’s gang’s powerbase lay in Liverpool and London. Liverpool was known as the ‘capital of north Wales’ for a long time; there was/is a big Welsh community in Liverpool and in north Wales the influence of Top Doctors who trained at Liverpool exceeds the influence of Top Doctors who trained at Cardiff. Liverpool Medical School saw itself as superior to Cardiff Medical School, but both institutions were concealing the serious crime committed by Dafydd and the gang.

Dr Roberts’s book on the history of Bangor University noted that Prof Fergus Lowe massively expended the Psychology Dept in the late 1980s and 90s by ‘working with health authorities’. Yes, Fungus knew what the Top Docs were up to and he knew what they had done to me and my friends, including killing one of them and Fungus had them all over a barrel. The research funding poured in…

 

Let us start with a lifelong and close friend of Sir Charles Evans himself, a Lady Doctor, Anne McCandless.

McCandless’s biography gives every indication that she knew about the trafficking ring in north Wales with which Sir Charles Evans colluded throughout the years that he was Principal of UCNW, 1958-84. Although much of this blog discusses paedophile/trafficking gangs, I am not someone who believes that every other person is a paedophile; the problems is rather that the many, many relatives/friends/colleagues/associates of those who are sexually abusing or exploiting people collude with, or cover-up, for them, even when they are fully aware of what is going on. That has caused the real rot. I imagine that Anne McCandless fell into this category.

Anne McCandless was a fellow medical student of Charles Evans who lived in the same house in Liverpool as Evans did when he was appointed as a surgical registrar to the Northern Hospital. Like Evans and Denise Morin, whom Evans married, Anne McCandless was a keen mountaineer. She will have climbed in Snowdonia, it is the mecca for the day to day climbing activities of mountaineers in the north west of England and is used as a training ground to prepare for the big expeditions to places like the Himalayas.

The Royal College of Physician’s ‘Lives of the Fellows Online’ as usual provides an interesting account of McCandless’s life.

Anne will be remembered for her mischievous sense of fun and the way she loved to shock.

The tributes in ‘Lives of the Fellows Online’ always describe the most unacceptable conduct on the part of Top Docs in a very euphemistic way, so I suspect that Anne McCandless was probably deeply unpleasant to many people.

This she did expertly with her characteristically tongue-in-cheek outrageous comments.

As I thought. Anne was a Top Doctor so it was just tongue-in-cheek outrage. If she was a patient she’d have been refused treatment on the grounds of her ‘offensive behaviour’…

She was born in Baltimore, USA. Her father, Joseph McCandless, was an industrial chemistSome three years after Anne was born, the family moved to Southport, Lancashire, where Anne attended Southport High School and then the University of Liverpool where she graduated in 1939…

Liverpool University doesn’t seem to have been too fussy with regard to the Top Doctors whom it allowed to qualify throughout much of the 20th century, after all Dafydd qualified from Liverpool in the 1950s. McCandless and Evans were of the earlier generation of Top Docs who were the senior colleagues of Dafydd and his contemporaries. No-one felt obliged to reign in anyone else no matter how appalling their misconduct. Many of the Docs of Evans’s vintage were, as was Evans himself, very much gentlemen for whom medicine was an interesting side-line while they got on with the real business of the rest of their life, which in Evans’s case was mountaineering.

Sir Robert Charles Evans
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He wanted to get to the top of Everest, he wasn’t even going to bother with ‘now don’t you worry dear, we’ll look after you’. Although it was refreshingly honest of Evans to admit that he was far more interested in trekking in the Himalayas than in looking after patients. However, even an Everest hero should have woken up when he was told that there was a massive sex abuse ring in operation in north Wales and the Top Docs in his Student Health Centre were at the centre of it. Indeed when I told that Registrar Gwyn R. Thomas that all was not as it should have been, I hadn’t got much further than ‘I wish to raise my concerns about the conduct of a man called Dr Gwynne Williams in the Student Health Centre’ and there was an explosion…

I didn’t even mention the words ‘greasy old pervert propositioning the female students’ because I knew that I’d be told that I’d ‘misunderstood’, so I stuck to the libellous comments and the altered medical records…

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The corruption in medical circles in Liverpool was probably embedded by the time that Charles Evans and Anne McCandless came along, but they certainly added to the party. Their generation of Docs are well-remembered by people of my age and many of them were obnoxious with truly dreadful attitudes to their patients or at least those who were members of the lower orders. When Ed Miliband waxes lyrical about his Uncle Harry’s dedication to the NHS, Ed fails to mention the entrenched social snobbery that Docs of Uncle Harry’s generation showed, that they had in turn learned from the generation before them. I picked up a copy of S. Mervyn Herbert’s 1939 book ‘Britain’s Health’ from a second hand book shop recently and it is a fine example of the thinking of Top Doctors of McCandless’s generation, who trained Uncle Harry et al. S. Mervyn Herbert’s book has a foreword by Lord Horder.

Lord Thomas Horder was ‘an English physician recognised as a leading clinician and diagnostician of his day’. He was educated privately and at London University and Bart’s Hospital, London. Horder began his career at Bart’s and, when still quite young, successfully made a difficult diagnosis on King Edward VII which made his reputation. His patients included every British monarch from Edward VII to Elizabeth II (except Edward VIII), as well as two PMs, Ramsey MacDonald and Bonar Law and Labour Leader Hugh Gaitskill.

Horder was involved in many official committees including advising the Ministry of Food during WW II. After the war he opposed many of Nye Bevan’s plans for the NHS and may have helped modify some of those less palatable to the medical profession. Horder held the positions of Deputy Lieutenant County of Hampshire; Extra Physician to the Queen (formerly Extra Physician to King George VI); and Consulting Physician to St Bartholomew’s Hospital (1912–1936). Horder served as President of the British Eugenics Society, 1935-49 and as President of the Cremation Society of Great Britain, 1940-55, when he died.

In 1902 Horder married Geraldine Rose Doggett. Their son was the publisher Mervyn Horder, who died in 1997. Their daughter Joy Horder was mother to architect Edward Cullinan and married to a chief physician at Bart’s.

Some senior staff at Bart’s were facilitating organised abuse very long time ago. Dafydd’s mate Professor Linford Rees added to the fun considerably in the 1990s, but there was a problem at Bart’s decades before that. Lady Juliet Bingley concealed abuse in her capacity as a leading light in MIND from the 1970s onwards but seems to have been involved in colluding with abuse in High Places previously as well and was the daughter of a Bart’s surgeon who worked as an almoner (social worker) at Bart’s.

Lord Horder dripped with contempt for the plebs as did Top Docs like McCandless and Evans. In many ways they were admirably tough which is how Evans got to the top of Everest, but that didn’t equip them very well for being Top Doctors to the masses, particularly as so many of those Top Docs came from such privileged backgrounds themselves. By the time that people of my generation encountered them, the impression gained was ‘this person really should never have thought that medicine was a suitable career for them’. I understand that it is an historical phenomenon, but Ed et al need to stop banging on about those kindly Top Docs of yesteryear who Loved Their Patients and the Poor. Most of them didn’t.

[Anne McCandless] spent the war in Paddington and Hackney…managing 150 medical and paediatric beds…

Hackney was a site of serious disadvantage and organised child abuse, which included the welfare state transporting kids to Australia knowing that they were going to lives of slave labour and cruelty and, by the 1970s of course, sending them into the arms of Dafydd’s gang in north Wales.

she held house officer appointments in anaesthesia at Derby City Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary,

There were long-standing paedophile rings in Derbyshire and Leicestershire which by the 1960s/70s had linked up with other rings including Dafydd’s…

but returned to Liverpool to undertake training in paediatrics under Norman Capon. She was neonatal paediatric register at the Liverpool Oxford Street Maternity Hospital and was then appointed lecturer in child health in the newly formed department of child health with clinical duties mainly at the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital. In 1950 she was appointed consultant paediatrician at Warrington, but after about a year she was appointed consultant paediatrician at Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and also neonatal paediatrician to the maternity units at Sefton General Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital.

So McCandless was back in the nest of vipers and the facilitators of abuse in Liverpool by the late 1940s and in 1950 she was appointed to a senior position in paediatrics in the region. Dafydd’s mate and umbrella Professor Robert Owen who concealed very serious crime on the part of Dafydd et al in 1989 (see post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’) was a leading light in orthopaedic surgery in Liverpool in the generation which followed McCandless. Robert Owen was a consultant at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Broadgreen as well as at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital, Gobowen. Owen was a farmer’s son from Pwllheli and a key figure in the network of corrupt professionals who caused such problems in north Wales and facilitated the trafficking ring. Owen was busy calling the shots virtually until the day he died in March 2018. See post ‘In Memoriam – Professor Robert Owen’.

Her pioneering work began in Warrington.

There was abuse in children’s homes and other institutions in Warrington and the staff/abusers were part of the wider network covering the north west of England/north Wales. By the 1960s/70s, no politician in the region would do anything to tread on the toes of the ring, even when kids in care under 16 years old who were victims of the gang were fitted up and found dead in Risley Remand Centre, which was located in Warrington. After all, their constituents were those facilitating the ring. See eg. post ‘Include Me Out’.

At the time 20 per cent of all infants admitted developed gastro-enteritis and five percent died not from the original complaint but from cross-infection. To combat this Anne encouraged family doctors to keep infants out of hospital. Treating sick children out of hospital was not easy. It meant 30 domiciliary visits every year, often after midnight. The infant mortality rate was 80 per 1000 when she went to Warrington and 40 per 1000 a year later due to keeping sick infants out of hospital. When they had to be admitted to hospital, their mothers were admitted with them. In Warrington she used the private wing of the hospital to accommodate the mothers and at Alder Hey her two side wards. She also encouraged daily visits of patients to her wards, a practice which was years ahead of its time.

So, as is de rigueur, a Top Doc who knew about a growing problem of organised abuse facilitated by a criminal gang whom she remained silent about until the day that she died – seven months after the publication of the Waterhouse Report – has been constructed as a Pioneering Paediatrician who achieved Great Things. It is difficult to judge the achievements of the Top Docs because accounts of their lives are just so dishonest.

Her interest was in epilepsy and in the early 1950s she started an epileptic outpatient clinic at Alder Hey. Her neonatal unit at Sefton General Hospital was the first in the region to monitor the true glucose levels in premature babies. In 1953 she introduced endotracheal intubation and insufflation with oxygen treatment for birth asphyxia. This led to the establishment of a resuscitation centre at Alder Hey and this was the first of its kind in the country.

So whatever McCandless colluded with, her reputation was enormous and she will have been untouchable. Nothing that she did will have been questioned and if there were complaints about student or more junior staff such as Dafydd and Robert Owen, they will have been blown out of the water and the person who dared raise concerns marked for ever…

She was a general paediatrician. She married late. She met her husband Tom Rimmer (a County Councillor) when they were both members of the Liverpool Children’s Regional Hospital committee.

This was and still is the scale of the problem…

Following retirement in 1974 Anne moved to St Andrews in Scotland where other members of her family were living.

By 1974, Dafydd’s gang were running Liverpool and north Wales was positively a production line for child sex workers. Anne’s pal Charles Evans was presiding over UCNW which by then was a deeply troubled institution and an essential part of the ring . Gangs across the whole of the UK had linked up into one big network which had also spread into mainland Europe. These criminals were untouchable and received protection from the highest levels of Gov’t. Anne McCandless will not have disappeared when she retired. Top Docs remain available long after retirement to give their unfailing support to other Top Docs who might be in trouble and to use their influence to the maximum. St Andrews is a hub of elite Top Doctors. Dafydd’s mate Bluglass is an alumnus of St Andrews University and by 1974 Bluglass was Chair of Forensic Medicine at Birmingham University and Mr Big himself. Hundreds of kids from the West Midlands were being sent to children’s homes in north Wales. St Andrews is such a hub of elite Top Doctors that the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews doubles up as a networking base for them. Lord Robert Kilpatrick had a great time at the R&A. Kilpatrick was President of the GMC, 1989-95, during which time he colluded with a great deal of crime carried out by Top Docs including Dafydd et al. Prior to that, Kilpatrick had been Dean of Leicester Medical School when that institution had facilitated the trafficking ring which operated in Leicester which had links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales and involved Greville Janner. For more information on Kilpatrick see post ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger!’.

 

Of course by 1974, Liverpool had become famous as a result of the popular culture which had grown up in the city some fifteen years or so previously – Cilla, The Beatles etc… Dafydd’s gang produced sex workers for celebs and the explosion of ‘talent’ in Liverpool, talent which was world famous and very rich by the mid-1970s, meaning that Dafydd had a whole new market and was now rubbing noses with celebs. As indeed Dafydd’s family boasted about when they hurled abuse at Empowered Service Users in north Wales. Dafydd knew Really Famous People and was going to have us nutters arrested!

I usually visited St Andrews annually in August and renewed a 60 year old friendship with Anne. At my last visit in August 2000…She died suddenly later that month.

Thought as much, McCandless received regular visits, being on the Elite Top Doctors circuit until the very end. This account of McCandless’s life and work was written by one of her Top Doctor colleagues, Robert McLaren Todd.

Robert Todd died in May 2008 and his obituary appeared in the BMJ.

Robert McLaren Todd was very active in the Church of England, in the world of classical music and in medicine. Todd was born in 1915 at Syston in Leicestershire. Robert attended the local Syston Church of England school (1920 to 1926) before going to Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys (1926 to 1934).

A combination of Leicester and the Anglican Church…

Todd then went to Trinity Hall, Cambridge (1934 to 1937) and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London (1937 to 1940). Bart’s again then. Dafydd’s mate Professor Linford Rees was able to take things at Barts to a new level when he took up his Chair there in the 1990s because Linford moved in celebrity circles as a result of his daughter, the 1970s Poldark actress Angharad Rees and her showbiz husband Christopher Cazenove, who starred in ‘Dynasty’ with Joan Collins et al…

Dafydd knows really famous people!

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After qualification in 1940, Todd worked as a house surgeon at Bart’s, then as a senior house physician post at Bart’s and St Albans. This was followed by a stint as resident medical officer at Leicester Royal Infirmary and house physician at the Children’s Hospital in Leicester, 1942 -45.

Barnett Janner, a lawyer from south Wales, served as the Liberal MP for Whitechapel, 1931-35 and as the Labour candidate for Leicester West, 1945-70, after which he was succeeded as MP by his son Greville.

In 1946 Todd became medical registrar at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, Hackney. Previous posts have named various members of Dafydd’s network were based in and worked at Hackney and specifically the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children.

In 1947 Todd relocated to Liverpool in the new Department of Child Health. Todd ran the MRC trial on the treatment of tuberculous meningitis at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. In 1953 Robert Todd spent a short spell at Harvard as a Fulbright scholar. Otherwise he continued working as consultant paediatrician at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and also at the Liverpool Maternity Hospital, where he was responsible for creating the first special care baby unit in the Merseyside region. In 1949 Todd founded the Liverpool Paediatric Club and he was its first Secretary.

Robert Todd was yet another member of the network which later protected Dafydd who was constructed as An Eminent Top Doctor. Establishing that special care baby unit will have meant that Todd was a Top Doctor who Touched People’s Hearts. Bless!

Todd retired from Top Doctoring in 1979. Not that his influence waned of course. Todd was present at celebrations relating to Top Doctoring in 1999.

Throughout his life, Robert Todd exerted influence in the Church of England, which we now know concealed organised abuse. As a Top Doctor, Todd will have known about that and he may well have been consulted as to what to do with those clergymen who had been caught molesting. That was very often how the Church dealt with abusers in the Church.

In 1941, Robert Todd became a reader in the Church of England in the Cathedral of St Martin in Leicester and was licensed to serve in the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, Syston. He had previously been appointed assistant organist at Syston Parish Church (in 1930) and at the age of only 15 Todd had became a Sunday school teacher.

While Todd was resident medical officer at Leicester Royal Infirmary, 1941-45, he continued to be reader at Syston and on Sunday afternoons he took services at various churches in the Leicester diocese, often two services each Sunday. Towards the end of 1946, when Todd began work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hackney, he became reader at St Olave’s Church, Woodbury Down, which was in the Finsbury Park area of London.

Finsbury Park is just down the road from Harringay which is yet another area with a history of the welfare services facilitating the exploitation and abuse of vulnerable people going back decades. By the time that Haringey Borough Council was making headlines as an example of all that was ridiculous in the 1980s, Dafydd’s gang in north Wales were working in partnership with them. See previous posts.

Todd’s reader ministry at Finsbury Park lasted for about 18 months before Top Doctoring took him to Liverpool. In 1948 Robert Todd became a reader at the Parish Church of St Mary, Wavertree, Liverpool. In 2001 Robert Todd celebrated his sixty years as a reader and at the beginning of 2002 he was appointed reader emeritus to ‘mark his long and distinguished ministry’ in this church. In September 2001, a week before Todd celebrated 60 years as a reader, he was interviewed on BBC Radio Merseyside for the religious affairs programme “United in Song” by Hazel Bradley.

When a medical student, Robert Todd was in much demand as a wedding organist. Throughout his life he played the organ in church and he gave organ recitals regularly in Merseyside.

Todd regularly attended the midweek evening concerts given by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool for 25 years. For several years Todd travelled to Sheffield to watch the later stages of the Snooker World Championships at the Crucible theatre. He supported the football clubs of Aberdeen, Leicester City and Liverpool.

Todd ‘became a good friend of’ Calday Grange Grammar School on the Wirral and supported their hockey teams whenever they played against Liverpool College. He was a regular member of the audience at Calday Grange concerts and was the guest adjudicator of their annual house music competition in February 1999.

Todd enjoyed travelling abroad, particularly to visit his daughter, Rosemary, in Ibiza. He loved visiting Scotland, especially Pitlochry in Perthshire and Todd also enjoyed travelling throughout England, visiting friends at Padstow in Cornwall. Todd was friendly with and regularly visited Professor Conor Ward.

Conor Ward is an Irish paediatrician who is the son of another Top Doctor who was also an Irish politician and member of Dail Eireann. Conor Ward studied at University College Dublin where he was involved in Irish language activism. He became  auditor of ‘An Cumann Gaelach’ and Editor of ‘An Iodh Morainn’, the Irish language annual. Some of Dafydd’s network have links with people involved with Irish language activism eg. Meri Huws.

Following  graduation in 1947, Conor spent seven years working at Alder Hey. In 1956 he was appointed  Paediatrician and Paediatric cardiologist at the newly founded Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin, Dublin. In 1970 he was appointed Professor of Paediatrics at UCD. Ward was the first paediatric cardiologist in Ireland and one of the first internationally and he spearheaded the development of cardiology and cardiac surgery services for children in Ireland. Conor’s wife Pauline was an Angel and worked with Conor. Ward ‘championed’ care for children with Down’s syndrome and he received lifetime service awards from the Down’s syndrome Associations in Ireland and the UK. Ward also worked on SIDS.

Todd was also a good friend of Barbara Miroy, who was a high profile figure in the All Women’s Hockey Association.

When Robert Todd married in 1945, the Bishop of Leicester performed the ceremony. Todd had three children and two grandchildren. His granddaughter Laura studied at Trinity Hall, Cambridge as had Todd and began her research career at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Todd’s other granddaughter Stephanie is a social worker, as were her parents.

Robert Todd died in May 2008, so he was another member of Dafydd’s Liverpool network who lasted until well after the Waterhouse Report. Furthermore Todd was a high profile figure in the Church. The Church colluded with Dafydd’s gang and Theresa May, the daughter of a vicar who has made much of her active membership of the Church of England, served as a Councillor for the Borough of Merton, 1986-94, when Dafydd’s associates at St George’s Hospital Medical School and Springfield Hospital facilitated the trafficking ring in south London which was linked to the ring in north Wales/Cheshire. Merton was served by St George’s Hospital Medical School.

 

The biggest and best gwerin were of course to be found in the London Medical Schools and Dafydd knew many of them, partly because of his stint ‘training’ at the Maudsley in the early 1960s, but also because one the biggest trafficking rings linked to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales/Cheshire was the ring based in south London which was largely facilitated by the psychiatrists at St George’s Hospital Medical School. It was as much of a stronghold of organised abuse as the Maudsley was.

The beginning of the empire at St George’s was Desmond Curran. Desmond was the corrupt Top Doc to the stars. Norman Scott was sent into the caring embrace of Demond Curran in the 1960s after making those outrageous allegations about Jeremy Thorpe.

The Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives of the Fellows Online’ tells us all about Desmond:

Desmond Curran was one of the most distinguished clinical psychiatrists of his generation, and many of his pupils were to fill eminent positions in clinical practice and teaching in this country, and in many other parts of the world.

That will be the problem, those who learnt at the knee of Des will be in positions across the globe in which they are wielding influence and ensuring that the gory truth about Des and what was really going on in his flagship Dept at St George’s never ever becomes public.

He was born in Devon, grew up near St Andrews and was educated at Wellington and Trinity College, Cambridge, before entering St George’s Hospital medical school. He chose psychiatry, regarded in those days as a lowly walk of life in medicine, and was appointed house physician at the Bethlem Hospital in 1928.

No matter how much gushing was done about Des in later life, when he and his colleagues were wielding enormous power because of their roles in the Westminster Paedophile Ring, we need to remember that psychiatry – which has never been a speciality attracting the brightest and best – when Des was young was what one did if one had blotted one’s copybook in a major way and was not going to be accepted in any other field. Psychiatry has been in such a bad way for so long that the few capable people who were interested in it nearly always changed their minds after a stint in psychiatry as a student or a junior doctor. I know why that was, it was because the whole field was dominated by abusive professionals and good Top Docs could make no impact and they walked away. Research carried out in the 1980s showed that virtually every medical student who had wanted to take up psychiatry changed their minds after doing their psychiatry placement. No-one dared publish the reason for this. But then the medical students in Cardiff were all telling each other not to, under any circumstances, take a job as a junior doctor in Bangor.

‘We didn’t know.’

It was because there was no nightlife in Bangor and ooh these whippersnappers want a certain lifestyle, I mean they’re young professionals!!!

Oh no it wasn’t. Never mind, the Welsh Gov’t will offer them more and more and more money to solve the Recruitment Crisis in north Wales! Golden handshakes, golden handcuffs, yet another expensive advertising campaign telling them how great it is being a Top Doc in north Wales. You will still find that

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When Desmond Curran worked at the Bethlem Hospital in 1928, conditions and practices were truly dreadful and at that time the Maudsley, the hospital linked to the Bethlem, was dominated by the Top Doctors such as Sir Aubrey Lewis who were viewed as the early pioneers in psychiatry and gosh were they mad and dangerous. Many of them were eugenicists and a few of them worked with some of the Top Doctors who later carried out human rights abuses in their role as Nazi Top Doctors. This should of course be viewed in the appropriate historical context, but my point is that some of the Maudsley crowd were considered mad and dangerous for their time, a la William Sargant, Dr Death’s old boss at Tommy’s (see post ‘Dr Death’). Previous posts eg. ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’ and ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’ provide an overview of some of their excesses. Because psychiatry was considered to be a dustbin for unemployable Top Docs – in many regions of the UK it is still viewed as such – Aubrey et al were isolated from other Top Doctors’ specialisms and they did exactly what they wanted to patients whom very few people were prepared to defend. Psychiatrists are fond of suggesting that their profession has been smeared by overblown horror stories of stereotypical mad doctors running amok, but I suggest that the situation was and still is far, far worse than has ever been admitted. Abuse of psychiatric patients is endemic, the law is routinely flouted and there is no effective protection for patients.

 

[Desmond] received powerful encouragement from Edward Mapother and, after a period in neurology at Maida Vale Hospital, he proceeded with a Rockefeller travelling fellowship to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

This is why when the going gets tough even the Obamas will give a helpful interview re the Miracles of Modern Medicine (see post ‘Right To Reply’).

He came under the influence of Adolf Meyer whose wide-spanning concept of psychiatry did a great deal to enrich and humanize the clinical practice of what had previously been a narrowly organic and descriptive speciality.

This is not true. Psychiatric patients remained on the receiving end of the most appalling brutality and neglect until the asylums closed down and after that they were left to become destitute or die in the community or of course go to prison for the most bizarre and ludicrous of reasons.

 

[Desmond Curran’s] leading disciples in Great Britain included Desmond Pond; Aubrey Lewis; R D Gillespie and D K Henderson.

Sir Desmond Arthur Pond (2 September 1919 – 29 June 1986) graduated from Clare College, Cambridge and then studied at UCL and at Duke University School of Medicine, North Carolina. Pond was Senior Lecturer at the Maudsley, 1948-52, then consultant psychiatrist at the Maudsley and UCL, 1952-66. In 1966 Pond was appointed the first Professor of Psychiatry at the London Hospital. He was a founder member of the Institute of Religion and Medicine in 1964. Pond served on the Neurosciences Board of the MRC, 1968-72 and President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1978-81.

Pond was a senior member of staff at the Maudsley when Dafydd ‘trained’ there at the knee of Dr Bob Hobson; Hobson was abusing patients. The activities of Hobson and his team were widely known and Pond spent his career protecting Hobson, Dafydd et al. Pond was knighted in 1981, which will have been at about the time (or soon after) that Mary Wynch began her legal action against Dafydd and the gang. Pond was further rewarded for his valiant defence of people traffickers when he was appointed Chief Scientist at the DHSS, a post he retained until his retirement in 1985, serving under Secretary of State Norman Fowler. My posts ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’ and ‘The Old Devils’ describe how people who were known to be involved with the organised abuse of children and vulnerable people were systematically appointed to senior positions in the DHSS with responsibility for mental health. My post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’ describes exactly the same process at work with Gov’t advisory posts regarding children’s social work.

The London Hospital is located in the East End and facilitated abuse and by the late 1960s/70s it was linked to Dafydd’s gang. The Councils of the East End sent numerous kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales where there were complaints of serious abuse which were ignored. Desmond Pond had an ‘interest in the social psychodynamic and biological aspects of personality development, which he considered to be inextricably entwined’. As a result of this interest, at the London Hospital, Desmond Pond established a ‘mother and child unit’ which conducted ‘research for investigating the formative years’ and ‘became a community service station for the treatment, social support and guidance of problem children and their mothers in Tower Hamlets in the East End or London’. Which presumably included recommending that those ‘problem children’ should be sent on placement into the hands of John Allen and Dafydd in north Wales. Little wonder that when Mary Wynch went into battle, Desmond Pond was given a K and an advisory position in the DHSS.

Can anyone explain why everyone accepted a situation in which an ‘expert’ in the ‘social psychodynamic and biological aspects of personality development’ who was carrying out cutting edge research into ‘problem families and children’ was recommending that those problem children were placed in the care of the associates of a man whom he knew to have a history of sexually exploiting vulnerable people and continued to place the children with those people even after complaints of the most serious abuse were made? And why did Thatcher’s Gov’t think it appropriate to give the expert in personality development a K after someone began legal action against the man in receipt of the problem children and the following year appoint him as a Gov’t adviser, keeping him in that post until the legal action against his fellow ‘experts’ had been successful after clinical negligence was admitted?

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Pond served as a member of committees and ecclesiastical commissions which ‘explored problems that arose within marriage’ and from escalating rates of divorce. Problems arising from clergymen who were molesting children perhaps?

While helping Dafydd during his time as a DHSS adviser, Desmond Pond ‘succeeded in strengthening some bonds between the DHSS, the Medical Research Council and the Royal Colleges and in creating some new ones.’ So Desmond created yet more links between corrupt professional people.

Desmond Pond, who ensured that an enormous paedophile ring carried out their business unhindered, was married to another Top Doc, Helen, a consultant physician and they had three daughters. Two of the daughters ‘have proved to have outstanding musical talent and a third is a gifted zoologist’. How fortunate that Desmond’s own children’s social psychodynamic and biological personality development did not affect them in such a way that they were best served by living with a vicious criminal gang who beat and raped them and forced them to work as child prostitutes! Sir Martin Roth, another Top Doc who protected Dafydd, observed that these talented children of Pond’s had obviously inherited Desmond’s genes. Call me naive, but I suspect that the main reason why the three Pond girls turned out all wonderful is that Pond and his wife did not send them to live with Dafydd and John Allen. That was for the Problem Families of Tower Hamlets, as recommended by an Expert.

Pond died in Torquay, in 1986. Perhaps somebody ought to find out what was going on in Torquay when Pond was living there.

 

Another one of Desmond Curran’s leading disciples was the aforementioned Sir Aubrey Lewis of the Maudsley, who was famously very mad and very unpleasant.

Dr R.D. Gillespie, yet another leading disciple of Curran’s, trained as a Top Doc at Glasgow and then worked at the notorious Royal Mental Hospital in Glasgow. After a stint at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Gillespie returned to England and worked at the Cassel Hospital and then spent a period of time as a research student at Cambridge. After that, Gillespie was appointed as a Top Doctor and lecturer at Guy’s. During WW II, Gillespie worked as an RAF psychiatrist. His obituary in ‘The London Times’ stated that he considered that ‘his essential job was to get the air crews back at work when the mental strain threatened a breakdown’. Was Gillespie ever driven to a near breakdown himself with the stress of carrying out bombing missions? Er, no, because Gillespie was safely on the ground and his life was not at risk. Ever. But do you know, poor Gillespie suffered even more than those young men whom he forced back into the cockpit even when they could take no more. It was explained in his obituary that ‘the strain for him certainly undermined his health and illness troubled him’. Thank God Gillespie was a Top Doc, because had he been an Other Rank he could well have found himself accused of Malingering!!! Fortunately Top Doctors don’t Malinger, they are ‘troubled by illness’ for which sympathy is obligatory. Sadly although Gillespie was one of Desmond Curran’s leading disciples, the distinguished expertise of Curran et al were unable to prevent the eminent Gillespie dying at the age of 47. It must have been his genes.

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Professor D.K. ‘Dave’ Henderson was the fourth person who was considered to be a ‘leading disciple’ of Desmond Curran. Henderson co-authored with Gillespie, before Gillespie’s genes bit him on the bum. Henderson was born in Dumfries and in 1913 he was awarded a PhD by the University of Edinburgh for his thesis “Cerebral syphilis, a clinical analysis of twenty-six cases, seven with autopsy”. He co-published – with Gillespie –  A Textbook of Psychiatry (first edition 1927), which became internationally influential for several decades. A series of lectures that Dave Henderson gave in New York were published as Psychopathic States in 1939 and ‘ended up contributing to a narrowing of the public understanding of psychopathy as violently antisocial, though Henderson had described various different types, many of which were not violent or criminal’. Yes, there’ll be a Type for every occasion if someone needs discrediting. The Henderson Hospital, a specialist national unit in London set up to manage and treat ‘psychopathic’ personality disorder, was named after him.

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Dave Henderson was physician-superintendent in charge at the Gartnaval Royal Hospital in Glasgow, 1921-32. Henderson’s textbook on psychiatry has been described as the key to the ‘Glasgow approach’ to mental illness, and Henderson in turn credited the approach of Adolf Meyer with whom he had worked with in America. Henderson also studied for some months in Germany with a key founder of modern psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin, whom he admired but found lacking in sensitivity to patients. I can only wonder what Henderson must have witnessed when he worked with Kraepelin.

Henderson was President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 1949-51. He died on 20 April 1965 in Edinburgh.

Henderson taught Donald Ewan Cameron, who also worked at the Gartnavel Hospital. Cameron became President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, American Psychiatric Association and World Psychiatric Association, but is mostly remembered for conducting harmful experiments on psychiatric patients as part of the MK Ultra project.

Henderson’s approach as expressed in his textbook ‘is also thought to have influenced R.D. Laing’. I presume that Henderson was one of those people who convinced Laing that there was something terribly wrong with psychiatry, because Laing always maintained that what he saw at Glasgow Medical School and at the Gartnaval Hospital was brutal and gross. Sadly Laing seems to have taken the Prof Fergus Lowe approach to a clean sweep. In the way that Fungus overthrew Dafydd in the Psychology Dept at UCNW but replaced Dafydd’s regime with his own which was equally as toxic and destructive, it is now very clear that R. D. Laing had feet of clay. While Laing attained the status of a guru and was feted by the world’s media, he abandoned seriously ill patients and had others banged up in the very hospitals of which he was so critical. Laing’s own daughter ended up in Gartnaval and it was said that he basically just let her rot in there although he knew how bad the conditions were.

Someone who knew both Laing and Dafydd told me that they were very similar people. They built up a media presence and promoted the notion that they were radical critics but it was all a cover for the abuse and exploitation of very vulnerable people. One of the Hergest Unit patients had worked with Laing when the patient had been a radical in London in the 1960s – I’m not sure that the staff of the Hergest ever knew this, it wasn’t as if most of them took any interest in their patients – and he told me that Laing treated patients very disrespectfully. This man said that there would be a queue of desperate people hanging around in the waiting area, all booked in to see Laing, some of them having travelled many miles and paid a lot of money for the privilege, all wondering where Laing was. They would then be given a message that Laing had been seen in the UK a few days previously so he ‘might’ be coming to see the patients. Everyone would hang around for hours, Laing would not show and there would be no apology or explanation. Which is exactly what happened at nearly every ‘clinic’ that Dafydd held, except of course for his ‘substance abuse’ clinics, where he would flog the prescriptions, or his ‘sex therapy’ clinics…

Having said that the Hergest staff might not have even realised that they had a patient in their midst who had been at the centre of Laing’s circle in the 60s, I wonder if someone somewhere did realise that this man had dirt on Laing? I noticed that this man was as neglected as any other Empowered Service User at the Hergest Unit and although he was quite seriously distressed he was herded into ridiculous inappropriate ‘group activities’ and ‘therapies’ which were so obviously ineffective, but he was far too polite to point this out. He was really well-read, had done a great many interesting things when he was younger and had known a lot of famous people but had just been dumped in Felinheli and was largely ignored. He also had a serious back problem which left him experiencing intractable pain and whenever he had sought advice for this in Gwynedd he was told to practice Mindfulness. Including by Tony Francis, who practised Mindfulness himself but took strong pain killers – opiates – as well and killed himself nonetheless.

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I wonder if it was no coincidence that the man who had observed wrongdoing in Counter-cultural Places had washed up at the Hergest Unit at a time when the Empowered Service Users were dropping like flies? Particularly as I was told by a few people that at one point Dafydd et al at Denbigh (!) were styling themselves as Laingians…

Laing’s detractors used to maintain that Laing was getting through an awful lot of sexual relationships with female patients too.

Laing has been dead for a long time now and he lost interest in psychiatry a long while before he died, but a great many people would have had an interest in keeping that man whom I knew at the Hergest Unit quiet because of all the celebs and other Thinkers whom Laing hung out with whose reputations need to be upheld.  Laing’s old colleague Joe Burke continues to practice and is well-embedded within north London psychotherapy circles, all of whom know a great deal about some of those whom I have named on this blog.

I wondered if Laing had links with Bertrand Russell and the crowd at Croesor (see post ‘The Village’), who knew what Dafydd and the gang were doing. Many of them had doings with the Dartington crowd and Laing used to make guest appearances at Dartington. Indeed I was going to try and get to one such event myself in the early 1980s, because when I was young I was quite attracted to that sort of thing, but Brown and I subsequently realised that many of those involved weren’t all that they were cracked up to be and that there was a great deal of fuckwittery involved. The Dartington website is currently emblazoned with a message telling us that ‘Dartington is not just a beautiful place to visit. It attracts people with big ideas who want to change the world’.

I won’t hold my breath, we’ve been here before.

Could the Artistic Director at Dartington please do something about Dafydd as well as Universal Credit while she changes the world? Diolch yn fawr.

 

To return to the daddy of them all at St George’s, Desmond Curran.

Desmond was too level-headed to espouse any teaching in doctrinaire fashion and, although influenced by Meyer, developed his own pragmatic style of clinical exploration and practice in psychiatry. He achieved the feat of being appointed as consultant to St George’s Hospital at the age of 31.

This was the beginning of something terrible.

With the outbreak of war in 1939 he joined the Royal Navy, and established within it a worldwide specialist service in psychiatry – becoming its youngest surgeon-captain.

During that time, Curran gained knowledge of the shenanigans of those in Very High Places including Lord Louis Mountbatten, as described in my post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’. It was concealing this which provided the powerbase for so many Top Docs as well as others, including politicians, who for the rest of their careers colluded with serious organised crime but were nonetheless considered untouchable. As a result, more than 40 years later, when I complained about a terminally ill lobotomist who was Of Them, some of the biggest names in psychiatry colluded to have me banged up for life, one of my best friends was murdered and there were attempts to murder Brown and his brother.

Sorry the Giants Of Psychiatry, but you’re fucking mad. Even Lord Louis wasn’t worth all this.

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At the end of the war he returned to St George’s and began work on what was to become the most important endeavour in the course of his long and distinguished career: the creation of the teaching hospital department of psychiatry at St George’s Hospital.

Which by the 1980s was nothing more than a vehicle to facilitate a pan-European trafficking ring and the associated network of serious organised crime.

He had attracted to his side a number of men of clinical maturity and insight, including ‘Bird’ Partridge and Paul, later Sir Paul, Mallinson.

I will return to these men later in this post.

Desmond’s exceptional clinical skills were the product of discriminating observation, an abundance of tolerance and compassion

Top Doctors excel in ‘discriminating observation’. It is what allows them to carefully note that their patients were involved in benign school pupil pranks at the age of 17 which indicated that they were serious criminals in the making, while ignoring the fact that gangsters who are friendly with their Top Doc colleagues are trying to murder their closest friends. Furthermore, the only tolerance and compassion existing was that extended to Top Doctors who should never have been allowed to practice.

and an understanding of human personality progressively enriched over years of painstaking first hand study of patients.

Thus Desmond became an Expert who’s conclusions could not be questioned by mortal souls, only by other Top Doctors. Who, Surprise Surprise, would always find themselves in agreement with Desmond when faced with a patient who was in possession of evidence that Well-Respected Men (or women) were doing things that they should not have been doing.

The force of his example in practice was emulated by his colleagues and students, and St George’s became pre-eminent among the medical schools for its department of psychiatry. Its national and international renown increased steadily during the three decades in which Desmond served it.

Well fancy that. One can only wonder how, in the 1990s, after all those decades with Dessie and his Eminent Colleagues at the helm, that the most damning comments were made at a Public Inquiry about Springfield Hospital, the mental health unit attached to St George’s where Dessie’s colleagues housed their patients and carried out their global-leading ways. The Inquiry was held in the wake of a series of incidents at Springfield in which patients had murdered staff as well as each other and a number of sexual assaults on patients. Comments were made by the Chairman of the Inquiry that Springfield was in such a bad way that it was irretrievable and should be closed. At about the same time, a newly appointed Director of Nursing at St George’s/Springfield resigned after a very short time, telling people that the situation at St George’s was so serious that she could not ‘turn it around’.

I had been a member of staff at St George’s and a patient at Springfield (see previous posts) not long before that Public Inquiry took place. From what I saw, I could only conclude that the towering reputation of St George’s and Springfield was predicated on bare-faced lies being told by a great many people and even more people feeling completely unable to say ‘this is nonsense, have you seen what is actually going on here?’

His textbook Psychological Medicine, 1943, was written in collaboration with Erich Guttmann, one of the small group of eminent psychiatrists who sought refuge in this country from persecution in Nazi Germany. 

It is an irony that many who fled Nazi persecution who were Top Doctors or became Top Doctors, were involved with the gross abuse of patients.

Strange but true

Including Sir William Asscher (who was really called Sir Adolph Asscher), who, after many happy years concealing the crimes of Dafydd et al in Wales, relocated to St George’s where he subsequently spent many enjoyable years concealing the serious criminality in London which was linked to Dafydd’s gang. Sir Adolph was called on to become Dean of St George’s after Ollie Brooke, the Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s, was jailed for the possession of child porn in Dec 1986 and the person who had been running St George’s was deposed to show everyone that Lessons Had Been Learned. Ollie’s mates, who were up to their eye-balls in it with him, remained at St George’s and enjoyed full protection from Adolph. See previous posts. Top Docs were not the only professional group who exhibited this phenomenon, a great many lawyers who maxed out on their roles in fighting the Nazis or who even took part in the Nuremberg trials colluded with the organised abuse of which Curran, Dafydd et al were part, including that proud son of Wales, Lord Elwyn-Jones (see post ‘Lest We Forget’).

Strange but true

 

[Curran and Guttman’s textbook] was to appear in numerous editions, including one with Maurice Partridge in 1955; recent ones having been edited by Curran’s pupil, Peter Storey.

I’ll be coming on to Partridge and Storey soon.

In 1961 Desmond was appointed the first professor of psychiatry at St George’s Hospital. He developed a many sided academic department, including a large unit devoted to psychotherapy, the latter notwithstanding his reservations about psychoanalysis.

The Top Docs all ‘had their reservations’ about the whole field because they knew that much of it was nonsense. Nonetheless they developed their expertise in the field because tying everyone up in knots using discredited theory from the psy disciplines is the only thing that is going to save anyone’s bacon in situations such as when a member of staff at St George’s has been terrorised and then arrested on trumped-up but very serious charges by Dafydd and his colleagues and Dafydd admits that he wants to get his leg over her and his other patients. The sky’s the limit for wacky theorising in the event of the St George’s crew realising that some of their friends are mates with Dafydd et al and are not going to be able to get themselves out of trouble if anyone says anything like ‘there needs to be a major criminal investigation into this’.

So I take my hate off to Dr Alice Levinson who excelled when she wrote her final report about me in 1991, in which she admitted that I showed no signs of psychosis at all, that I was suicidal as a result of what Dafydd et al had been doing to me, that I would be offered no care and discharged immediately but would be referred to the forensic team ‘for containment’ because it was agreed by everyone that I was Very Dangerous. The forensic team told me to move back to north Wales because Dafydd was my doctor and He Knew Me. See previous posts.

As everyone at St George’s and Springfield had agreed with Dafydd that I was Very Dangerous and planning to murder him, I can only assume that Alice et al were secret agents who wanted me to kill the old bastard and give everyone a break. Sorry that I let you down on that one Alice.

 

Few senior psychiatrists burdened with manifold duties could have devoted themselves with such unswerving determination and energy to the professional advancement of those of his juniors whose clinical or scientific ability had earned his respect.

Now there’s an admission. Des trained up a load of criminal junior Top Docs who had toadied to him and could be forever relied upon to keep the lid on the barrel of crap and then Des made damn sure that they rose to the very top of the medical establishment themselves… And, as Nicholas Parsons always stresses on ‘Just a Minute’, ‘not just in this country but Around The World!!!’

 

His clinical eminence, and the publications he devoted to the classification of personality disorders, sexual deviation and antisocial and violent conduct, generated wide demand for his services.

Paedophiles In Distress, Paedophiles In Distress, an urgent referral to Des is required. No wonder that Norman Scott ended up in the hands of Des after his unpleasant experiences with Jeremy. The Jeremy who boasted of having had sex with both Ma’am Darling and her husband, Lord Snowdon.

I can’t believe that I’m in the same category as Norman Scott, I and my friends were wowed by the Thorpe trial in 1979. I’m from Somerset and then I went to live in Bethesda and now I’m up with the nobs as the expression in Somerset always was. As would be said in Bethesda, Jesus Christ. I can only hope that this blog has delivered a crippling boot to their collective groins. Have this one on me Norman, Thorpe should have been inside, as the whole of the West Country agreed at the time in spite of all the bollocks printed in the Torygraph about how no-one believed you. Oh yes they did.

 

He was a member of the Franklin Committee on punishment in prisons and borstals, the Wolfenden Commission on homosexuality, and he became adviser in psychiatry both to the Foreign Office and the Home Office.

Put this crooked lying bastard in every position possible where he can do real damage.

‘There is no evidence that there was a paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire which was concealed at a high level’.

Brown always told me that Dafydd would have been in possession of a Home Office licence to be flogging all those prescriptions for Class A drugs and that a great many careers and indeed the whole Home Office would be dependent upon concealing Dafydd’s activities. For years I thought that Dafydd was the only madman whom the Home Office had foolishly embraced, but no, they actively selected for madmen and they did it for decades, it wasn’t just a case of one bad appointment..

 

He was president of the psychiatric section of the Royal Society of Medicine from 1951-52, and of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association in 1963-64. Although Desmond did not originally favour the secession of psychiatrists from the Royal College of Physicians, he gave the new Royal College his full support once it received its Royal Charter in 1971. Many of its officers have reason to be grateful for his sagacious advice and support, and the exercise of his wide influence on its behalf during the early formative years.

I get the picture. Dafydd’s been found in the women’s dorm at 2 am again and someone won’t shut up about it, can you ask Des to help out?

Desmond Curran was a man who knew his own mind; integrity, personal simplicity, sharp wit, keen sense of humour and unfailing kindness rounded a personality of rare distinction.

In no way was he a sadistic, crazed offender with links to serious organised crime. He was only ever a Nice Young Doctor.

It explained, in part, the undivided loyalty and affection he inspired in his many pupils.

One doesn’t argue with a Mafia boss. Neither does one ever leave the Mafia.

The clinical excellence of those who trained under him, the scientific distinction of many, and the fine thriving department he created at St George’s commanded respect for the subject he professed, as well as for himself,

This can only be an obituary published by the Royal College of Physicians…

among many colleagues in many disciplines, and enabled him to leave a lasting imprint upon the psychiatry and medicine of his time both in his own country and wider afield.

To quote Roobarb and Custard, ‘they stood back – and gawped at the mess’.

 

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He married Marguerite Claire Gothard in 1938. She survived him, with their two sons.

Oh God. Desmond Curran bred. There’s descendants out there who will be flying the flag…

In March 2015, Professor Andrew Curran was appointed as Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research at the UK’s Health and Safety Executive. Whether Andrew Curran is a relation I do not know but it would be worth someone finding out. Andrew’s career highlights include his time as Deputy Chief Executive at the Health and Safety Laboratory and as Scientific Chairman of PEROSH (Partnership for European Research in Occupational Safety and Health).

 

Des died in 1985, so he was around for long enough to give Dafydd et al a helping hand in concealing serious crime after Mary Wynch and Alison Taylor raised the alarm and Des might just have heard that I had joined in the racket in his final days as well. Des was very much with us in 1979 when Jeremy Thorpe stood trial for incitement to murder and Norman was roundly insulted by the Presiding judge, Sir Joseph Cantley, during the summing up. Des will have known that Norman was being hung out to dry by a corrupt old judge and that the trial had been very carefully rigged. It was admitted by Thorpe that one reason why his bent barrister George Carman QC was able to prevent some highly incriminating material from making an appearance at the trial was that it would have caused embarrassment to the Royal Family. Cherie Booth worked in George Carman’s chambers until 1988 and Miranda was a junior barrister under Carman.

 

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In 1976, Charles had been appointed Chancellor of UCNW (in fact Chancellor of the whole of the University of Wales, that was at the time made up of a number of colleges, including UCNW at Bangor), which was facilitating a branch of the same sex abuse ring that Desmond and his colleagues at St George’s were concealing/had concealed for years.

 

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In October 1975, Andrew Newton, who claimed that he had been paid to kill Norman Scott, made a bungled attempt to shoot Scott that resulted in the killing of the Norman’s dog Rinka. Newton was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, yet the press remained muted, possibly awaiting the bigger story that they hoped would break. Their reticence ended in January 1976 when Scott, in court on a minor social security fraud charge, claimed he was being hounded because of his previous sexual relationship with Thorpe. This statement, made in court and thus protected from the libel laws, was widely reported.

On 16 March 1976 Newton’s trial began at Exeter Crown Court, where Scott repeated his allegations against Thorpe despite the efforts of the prosecution’s lawyers to silence him. Newton was found guilty and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, but did not incriminate Thorpe. The erosion of public support for the Liberal Party continued, which their former Leader Jo Grimond attributed to increasing lack of confidence in Thorpe. On 14 March, The Sunday Times printed Thorpe’s answer to Scott’s various allegations, under the heading “The Lies of Norman Scott”. Harold Evans was Editor of ‘The Sunday Times’ when that article was published.

Scott was threatening to publish personal letters from Thorpe who, to forestall him, arranged for the Sunday Times to print two letters from 1961. Although these did not conclusively indicate wrongdoing, their tone indicated that Thorpe had not been frank about the true nature of his friendship with Scott. On 10 May 1976, amid rising criticism, Thorpe resigned the Party leadership, “convinced that a fixed determination to destroy the Leader could itself result in the destruction of the Party”.

David Steel succeeded Thorpe as Leader of the Liberal Party.

My God, no wonder the distress flares were going up at UCNW. In 1976 Carlo was appointed Chancellor in favour of Dai Francis, the father of Dr Hywel Francis, Labour MP for Aberavon, 2001-15. Hywel Francis has remained on excellent terms with the paedophiles’ friends and Top Docs throughout his entire life despite boasting of his dad Dai’s Communist past and leadership of the South Wales NUM throughout the years of industrial unrest in the 1970s. Like his dad, Hywel was a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain. So Hywel and Dai knew all those other members of the CP of GB who knew about George Thomas, Dafydd’s gang etc, including those English radicals/intellectuals who spent their summers in Llanfrothen/Croesor and had the best gen of all re Dafydd and Gwynne the lobotomist, including the gen on Bertrand Russell. See previous posts, including ‘The Village’.

In 1974 Dai became the first Chairman of the Wales TUC. So although Dai gained much kudos from being a miners’ leader when the miners did battle with Ted Heath and brought him down, Dai’s role as Chairman of the Wales TUC will have given him the most powerful muscle of all – his knowledge of what the NHS/social care trade unions were concealing. Dafydd and the associated gangs…

Dai also knew that the beginnings of the NHS were rather more sordid than we are told, because he was involved with the miners’ welfare associations before the NHS came into being. Dai will have known about Nye and Jennie buying off the Top Docs while Nye and Jennie shopped at Harrods. They didn’t hang around south Wales for long.

For the full gen on Dai and Hywel see previous posts eg. ‘Don’t Mess With Daddy’ and ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’

Hywel Francis was succeeded as MP for Aberavon by the Windbag’s son Stephen, who, having spent nearly all of his life outside of Wales, many of his adult years outside of the UK and had managed to marry the PM of Denmark, returned to south Wales where his true heart lay, straight into a safe Labour seat. See previous posts.

All part of one big happy classless Gwerin! Bechod!

On 5 April 1976 Jim Callaghan became PM and governed by courtesy of the 1977 Lib-Lab pact. While everyone kept quiet about Cyril Smith, what with Jeremy Thorpe being more than enough to deal with. Jim’s wife Audrey Callaghan colluded with the abuse of children when she was a member of the London County Council and for the many years that she sat on the governing body of Great Ormond Street Hospital (see post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’).

 

Callaghan had been a big pal of Glenys Kinnock’s parents via their friendship with Lord Cledwyn, the Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79 and it was Callaghan who gave a boost to the Windbag’s early political career. The Windbag had known Dr Tony Francis when they had been at Cardiff University. Lord Cledwyn served as President of UCNW/Bangor University, 1995-2000, throughout the Waterhouse Inquiry…
When Dafydd and the gang went after Mary Wynch, Sunny Jim was PM. Every Gov’t Minister successively threw Mary to the wolves until Home Secretary Michael Howard finally destroyed her some 15 years later, although it was admitted that Mary had demonstrated that her allegations re a corrupt ring of solicitors in north Wales and associated wrongdoing on the part of Dafydd and other Top Doctors were true. See previous posts.

 

George Thomas was appointed Speaker of the House on 3 Feb 1976, the month before Andrew Newton appeared in Court after trying to shoot Norman. George Thomas was a child molester and this had been widely known in Parliament and in south Wales for years. George Thomas’s close friend was Leo Abse, a bent lawyer who served as Labour MP for Pontypool and then Torfaen, 1958-87 and Abse bribed and threatened victims of and witnesses to Thomas’s offences for years to protect Thomas (see post ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’). Abse was succeeded as Labour MP for Torfaen by Paul Murphy, who when he was Secretary of State for Wales took receipt of the Waterhouse Report and declared that he was delighted to have been reassured by Ronnie Waterhouse after an exhaustive and extensive Inquiry that there had been no paedophile ring in operation in north Wales involving VIPS, there was just a few local dirty old men. Paul Murphy is a Roman Catholic who is a Bachelor and has not been blessed with children.

Leo Abse came from a legal and medical/psychoanalytical family. His brother Danny Abse was a well-known poet and Top Doctor. There was another brother Wilfred, who was a psychiatrist. Danny and Wilfred both trained at Westminster Hospital and Danny at least studied at Cardiff University first. Danny also studied at King’s College, London.

Danny Abse was taught by George Thomas when Danny attended Marlborough Road Elementary School. Danny Abse mentions in his autobiography that George Thomas very obviously favoured boys from Jewish backgrounds – the Abses were a Jewish family – although Danny Abse claims not to know why this was. Just to add to Danny Abse’s cultural mix, after he attended Marlborough Road Elementary School, he went to St Illtyd’s College in Splott, Cardiff, which is a Catholic School. So Danny Abse, by the time he was Top Doctoring as an adult, will have known about organised abuse in the Methodist, Jewish and Catholic communities in south Wales and elsewhere.

Paul Flynn, who has been the Labour MP for Newport West since 1987, also went to St Illtyd’s. Flynn stood for election as the Labour candidate for Denbigh in the 1970s and in the 1990s he used to appear on Vincent Kane’s TV programmes arguing with Dafydd with regard to Dafydd maintaining that the youth of Wales were suffering from reefer madness. Yet Flynn has never uttered a word about Dafydd’s vast crime network although he does know about it. See previous posts.

 

When I was involved with work on the sociology of religion when I was working at Bangor, I too found links between Methodists – George Thomas was one of the UK’s leading Methodists – and the Jewish community. I attributed this to both groups having a lot in common in terms of their socio-cultural values and aspirations and I later found out that the Jewish community in the north west of England actively recruited school teachers from north Wales because of the Nonconformity which dominated north Wales politically and culturally.

I cannot believe that there is anything about Methodism or Jewishness that promotes organised abuse, but close links between the two religious groups would provide a very big umbrella for abusers within the network. Nonconformists formed a regional elite in north Wales and they occupied most of the professional positions; as well as being Ministers of religion, they were the teachers, the doctors, the politicians, the lawyers, the scholars and for a long while they controlled the press. Nonconformists in north Wales were usually Liberals. There were Jewish communities in north Wales and some members were influential people, but there was a much bigger and more powerful Jewish community in south Wales, of which the Abses were a part. Their roots were often in poverty, but they gravitated to the professions, particularly law and medicine. There were of course many more and much bigger Jewish communities in England, again containing many people who worked in law and medicine, as well as in the financial services and politics. There was much anti-semitic comment regarding Margaret Thatcher’s first Cabinets, because of the number of Jewish Ministers. (Thatcher was a Methodist and it was this that formed the basis of her good friendship with George Thomas.) The vast network of Jewish and Methodist professional people could have been very effectively used to protect abusers and I very much suspect that it was. How many of those within the network understood the full extent of what had developed I do not know.

I am wondering whether that network holds the clue to something that I’ve been puzzling over for months now, which involved Sir Martin Roth, another one of Dafydd’s umbrellas. When the Royal College of Psychiatrists was established in 1971, there was much opposition by other Top Doctors who viewed psychiatrists as a laughing stock and not being deserving of a Royal College all of their own. However, Roth and a few others including Curran and co who were concealing organised abuse in High Places bulldozed ahead with a Royal College and got one. Then Martin Roth wanted a really grand building in which to house his Royal College, although the newly created Royal College had absolutely no money at all. Martin Roth however was able to acquire a building for his Royal College that even other Top Doctors envied; Roth bagged the palatial 17 Belgrave Square. Roth was only able to acquire 17 Belgrave Square because Marks & Spencer had given the Royal College a substantial unsecured loan on very favourable terms, a deal which Roth somehow thrashed out single-handedly with M&S. I have not been able to find out why M&S were so generous to Roth and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, although in subsequent years the Royal College moved out of the building which everyone knew that they could not afford and was feared would bankrupt the Royal College. I note that the widow of the late Chairman of M&S has been involved in initiatives of the paedophiles’ friends. M&S were famously a Jewish company. I can only imagine that Roth called in a few favours. Which M&S might well have subsequently done as well after handing over all that dosh. See posts ‘The Newcastle-upon-Tyne Connection’.

In the 1980s and 90s, I was told by lawyers in Bangor that there was no M&S in Bangor because local big wigs had got together and ‘wouldn’t let them in’. The lawyers obviously knew why this was but they wouldn’t tell me. I was told that M&S were banging on the door of Bangor as hard as they could, but the Councillors Who Said Ni would not entertain the notion of an M&S in Bangor, although there was one in Llandudno. I’m fairly sure that this ban on M&S will be tied up with Dafydd’s gang in some way, because everything was, but I have yet to find out how. One would have thought that Dafydd and the paedophiles would have ensured that M&S was the only place where one could shop… Or was there a fear that if M&S arrived, the rather hopeless little shops in Bangor would die a death???

In the 1980s and 90s, Bangor was OK for hippyish clothes and jeans and jumpers, but for the sort of ‘Daily Mail’ reader who in those days favoured M&S, it was a desert. For Ladieswear, there was really only ‘Megan of Bangor’, near the Cathedral, which was the butt of many a joke. ‘Megan of Bangor’ sold really, really naff clothes but at top prices. I theorised with Brown that ‘Megan of Bangor’ had purchased the clothes from suppliers of crimplenes and nylons but were flogging them at high prices pretending that they were of superior quality. One day Brown and I were sitting on the bench outside of the Cathedral and some elderly tourists walked past and one of them looked in the window of ‘Megan of Bangor’ and said ‘oooh look at those prices, you can get those in the market at home for half the price’.

In my first year at UCNW, some of the other girls in our hall went out and purchased a truly vomit-worthy dress, I think from ‘Megan of Bangor’ and one of them put it on and she was photographed wearing the dress and the photos were posted up in the kitchen under the title of ‘M&S Lady Of The Year’.

‘Megan of Bangor’ closed down in the early 1990s, but the premises continued the fine tradition of selling crap disguised as something special. It was replaced by a shop called ‘Saks’ that sold kitchenware and ‘Saks’ tempted people in by putting nice stuff in the window. Once inside ‘Saks’ however, rip-offs could be spotted. For example, ‘Saks’ were trying to flog, at high prices, those tartan blankets for inside cars, which at the time were going free with petrol purchases. I went in there with F and we just pissed ourselves laughing at this scam. We were frozen out of the shop, but our mirth had obviously touched a nerve, because when we next went past, a handwritten notice had appeared on top of the rugs saying ‘Real Wool. You don’t get this quality with petrol coupons’. Which just made us laugh even more. Over the following weeks, all the items in the window of ‘Saks’ were decorated with similarly snooty labels, explaining to the customers that it wasn’t really rubbish, it was worth paying through the nose for.

There was another Ladieswear shop nearby in Menai Bridge that was owned by the wife of one of the lecturers in the School of Plant Biology, the lecturer known as The Most Boring Lecturer On Earth. He ‘did’ mosses and bryophytes and one of my mates did her final year project with him and I asked ‘oh God how can you bear it?’, but she said that he was actually very nice, but he really hated lecturing which is why he read his lecture notes out in a monotone without looking at the audience. Like everyone else, The Most Boring Lecturer On Earth will have known about his colleagues facilitating a paedophile ring. He had contacts at Oxford, one of whom then gave my friend a place to do her PhD there.

This is weird, because I bumped into this Bangor grad when I was out walking in Bethesda in the early 1990s, after I had been hounded out of St George’s and had returned to Bethesda. She came back to my place in Rachub and we exchanged Horrific Experiences. I told her about St George’s and she told me that after she’d finished her PhD, she got a job in Oxford and was very badly bullied, so much so that she developed clinical depression and was forced of her job. It all sounded very familiar. She subsequently became very ill and told me that as far as she could see, she was being left to kill herself by the mental health services in Oxford, she said they really were negligent. She never had any problems when she was a student at Bangor, but she did know how I and others had been (mis)treated. Furthermore, she originally came from Bristol, which is where Dr D.G.E. Wood’s family ruled over the medical services. I wonder – did those we know and love realise that this was another student who knew that not all was as it should be and who was gunned down in the Massacre of 1991, when so many of us Who Knew were stuffed over?

One person whom this Bangor grad did know was the student in plant biology who became engaged to a Muslim girl who’s family had lined her up for an arranged marriage and who threatened to kill him. This was common knowledge, they went into hiding as soon as they graduated, but just like when I told Wood and Adrian Bell that someone was threatening to kill Brown, their plight was simply ignored…

 

The Ladieswear shop that wife of the The Most Boring Lecturer On Earth owned in Menai Bridge sold even fewer clothes than ‘Megan Of Bangor’, in fact it sold so few clothes that the wife of the Most Boring Lecturer On Earth covered the windows in that yellow cellophane stuff that prevents clothes going off when they’ve been in the window for years. But at least the Most Boring Man On Earth and his wife weren’t receiving murder threats. Or I presume that they weren’t.

Another shop that provided much entertainment a few years later was a shop in Bethesda owned by a lady known as Mrs Racist, because she was rather, er, racist. After Diana was killed in the tunnel, Mrs Racist filled the shop with naff but very expensive Di memorabilia. One of my friends from the Hergest Unit – someone else who had been targeted by Dafydd and the gang – invited me to go to the shop to marvel at the overpriced Di mementos. F and I knew that Mrs Racist was a racist but I didn’t think to warn my friend, so we all went to Bethesda to take the piss out of Mrs Racist’s stock. My friend’s brother was getting married in South Africa, so the story that she span to Mrs Racist was that she was looking for a present for her brother’s bride. Mrs Racist’s ears pricked up when my friend said that she was going to South Africa for the wedding and that her brother was marrying a South African girl. Mrs Racist looked at my friend and said ‘White? White? Is she white?’ So my friend said ‘no she’s black actually’ and I thought ooh I should have given an advanced warning… Mrs Racist’s expression fell and she then conducted an interrogation of my friend regarding as to who was going to the wedding, which simply consisted of repeatedly asking ‘White? White?’ As there were far too many guests going who were dangerously black, we were pushed out of the shop.

Mrs Racist probably thinks that I don’t know this, but her husband was an electrician who was involved in a building scam with local builders and building societies. Corrupt surveyors would be commissioned by building societies in Gwynedd to compile reports stating that work needed doing on houses for which people had put in offers. If the purchasers didn’t agree to have the work done, the building society would not lend the money for the purchase. Everyone knew that the surveyors reports were coming back saying that all the houses needed a damp proofing course even when they didn’t and usually a demand was made that the house should be rewired. I caught them red-handed, a twat arrived at a house that I knew had been damp-proofed and said ‘it needs a damp proof course..’ No-one offered an explanation when I provided evidence that it had already been damp-proofed.

So perhaps Mrs Racist aka the wife of the man who owned Dob Electrical in Tregarth could tell us all what was going on. If Mrs Racist and Dob are no longer with us, then their son can fill us in, because he was the one who sat in my house drinking a paned for TWO HOURS before he even lifted a finger – the idea, Dob junior, is that you drink the paned while you work – and while supposedly rewiring my intended house which did not need rewiring, did a really, really bad job, left wires sticking out of walls and did not bother to finish the plastering. Nevertheless, I was charged thousands so that Dob senior, Dad, could sign on the dotted line as required by the building society to ensure that the dosh would be released.

The building societies in Bangor participated in the scams and included National & Provincial.

We knew what was going on scumbags, but you had the whole of Gwynedd rigged…

Particularly Bethesda. Corrupt police officers, corrupt builders, open drug dealing in the Royal Oak in Rachub – by the one favouritised client of Slob Ingham the CPN from the Arfon Community Mental Health Team – was ignored, class A drugs as well, not just a bit of mari-jew-ana – attempts to set fire to houses of those who had crossed the path of the gang…

Dafydd grew up in Bethesda.

 

In terms of rigging in High Places, Jeremy Thorpe’s family were friends with David Lloyd George’s family. Ronnie Waterhouse also came from a well-known Liberal family in north Wales and Waterhouse’s dad was friends with the Lloyd George’s. The Lloyd George’s were of course a family of lawyers. The Deputy Principal of the Normal College in Bangor knew Lady Megan Lord George; the Deputy Principal also knew Dafydd. The Normal College trained and employed a great many people who colluded with the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. There was only the occasional Normal College alumnus who was actually caught and convicted and I don’t believe that the place routinely produced child molesters, but the problem was that most of them knew at least some of what was going on and turned a blind eye, which led to enormous problems with an operation like Dafydd’s at work in the region.

 

The man who wrote a pack of lies for the Royal College about the world’s greatest Nice Young Doctor, Desmond Curran, was Sir Martin Roth.

 

 The grave of Sir Martin Roth in Cambridge City Cemetary. 

 

Sir Martin Roth (6 November 1917-26 September 2006) was Professor of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, 1977–85, then Professor Emeritus and was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1977. He was one of the pioneers in developing psychogeriatrics as a sub-specialty. Roth was also a trustee of the Schizophrenia Research Fund, a charity founded by Miriam Rothschild. Not only did Martin Roth know about Dafydd and the gang, but there was a big network of people in the Cambridge area with links to Dafydd, including Jonathan King, Baroness Jean Trumpington and Tuppence and his fragrant wife Lady Mary Archer. Roth lived for years after the publication of the Waterhouse Report to keep the lid nailed down. See previous posts for info on these people and Roth.

Carlo went to Trinity College, Cambridge, where Rab Butler was appointed as his special counsellor. Rab knew Trumpers and the rest of the network… See previous posts.

 

Among the many things omitted from the account of Curran’s life provided by Martin Roth was Curran’s involvement in some extraordinary matters in the late 1930s, of which I found details in some very interesting letters written by Curran from his Wimpole Street address that are  stored in the Wellcome Library in the Eugenics Society Archive. One letter, dated 8 May 1939, concerns a patient who is engaged who she wishes her fiance to undergo sterilisation because she does not consider him suitable to breed as a result of some of his relatives having conditions such as epilepsy or ‘psychosis’. She is requesting Curran’s help – whether her fiancé actually knows that she has approached Curran regarding this matter is unclear, it is simply mentioned that the young man is currently in South Africa. It is not impossible that the young man himself knows nothing of this plan, because Curran is involved in some almost unbelievable plans with certain patients.

Another letter from Curran is dated 11 March 1938 and is addressed to a Dr C.P. Blacker at 28 Weymouth Street. It concerns a patient whom Curran describes as ‘a Jewess’ who is caring for ‘an elderly whining Jewish mother’. The patient is married to a man who is unfaithful and who contracted gonorrhoea. Curran writes that the gonorrhoea has been treated but ‘his seed is not active’. Curran explains to Dr Blacker that Elliot Slater had suggested ‘artificial impregnation’. Curran writes ‘if the King was not willing to provide active seed, she could possibly get some from a distinguished scientist or author or whatever quality she wanted’.

Yes, Curran seems to believe that there is a possibility that the KING might be willing to donate sperm to a well-to-do patient of Curran’s whom he seems to be helping acquire elite sperm. Before I receive e mails demanding that I be thrown into the Tower for making this up, go online to the Wellcome Library, go to the archives of the Eugenics Society and see those letters for yourselves – there are photographs of them. It is there in black and white, there is no doubt about what is written, it is crystal clear – Curran was going to approach the King to see if he would be willing to donate sperm. That would have been George VI, the present Queen’s father. This really puts Charles, Diana and Camilla into perspective…

Did the King offer this sort of service regularly? It couldn’t have been completely unthinkable or Eliot Slater would never have suggested it.

For further details of the plans that Desmond Curran and others had for the King’s sperm, see post ‘The Case Of The King’s Sperm’, which I wrote some time ago before I realised quite what an enormous crazy bizarre mess the Top Doctors had created.

 

One of Curran’s closest colleagues at St George’s was Maurice Partridge. Now let’s see what the Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives Of The Fellows Online’ says about Maurice Aubrey Partridge.

 

Maurice Partridge was educated at Shrewsbury School

Sir Charles Evans went to Shrewsbury School, although he was a bit younger than Partridge. However Top Docs do love alumni networks.

and Balliol College, Oxford.

Ted Heath studied at Balliol and under Ted Heath’s Gov’t, Dafydd and the gang expanded their business unimpeded. Heath was PM when Barbara Kahan, a senior social worker who had colluded with child abuse in the Oxford area, along with her husband the child psychiatrist Dr Vladimir Kahan, was appointed a Gov’t adviser on children in care (see post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’).

 

He did his clinical studies at Guy’s, for which he retained much affection and where he lived in bachelor rooms in the Warden’s House for many years, although a consultant at St George’s.

So Partridge had a foot planted firmly in both camps, Guy’s and St George’s and was a Bachelor as well. Ted Heath was a Bachelor who was not blessed with children. Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Owen trained at Guy’s.

After Guy’s he trained at the Phipps Clinic (Johns Hopkins) where, like many British psychiatrists of that generation, he was deeply influenced by the psychobiological approach of Adolf Meyer. Following service in the RNVR during the war, where he rose to the rank of surgeon lieutenant commander

Here we go again, Hello Sailor and of course Hello First Lord of the Admiralty Lord Louis Mountbatten…

he spent a short time at St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton,

St Andrew’s was an asylum with a terrible reputation. St Andrews featured in the media in 1986 when the Evil Jeremy Bamber was convicted and imprisoned for shooting and killing his sister and her two children. Bamber has always denied the murders. Sheila was the former model known as Bambi who had been a patient at St Andrew’s. Top Doctors from St Andrew’s gave evidence for the prosecution at Bamber’s trial although it later became clear that they did not have as much knowledge of Sheila as they claimed, having quite seriously neglected her. Jeremy Bamber is someone else whom many believe has been the subject of a serious miscarriage of justice (see post ‘Family Annilihation’) but was convicted of a crime so ‘Orrible that he was convicted and imprisoned amidst a tidal wave of emotion and tabloid headlines involving Murder, Sex, Models, Insanity, Evil Sons Who Stood To Inherit Millions, Children and Top Doctors Who Cared and Could See Into People’s Hearts.

In recent years St Andrew’s has served as a privately owned hospital taking state-funded patients who are adults with learning difficulties, who have often been removed from the care of their families by Top Docs and social workers against the wishes of them and their families. There has been scandal after scandal at St Andrew’s, with allegations made of brutality towards learning disabled patients and at least one man died after Angels ‘restrained’ him, or more accurately ‘choked him to death’.

 

before his appointment to St George’s Hospital, where he was one of a triumvirate with Desmond Curran and Sir Paul Mallinson. These men made St George’s pre-eminent in psychiatry in the post war years; with a well developed department of psychiatry within a teaching hospital at a time when similar hospitals were in a string-and-sealing-wax stage.

Whereas St George’s was a well-oiled machine for concealing Naughtiness in High Places.

Maurice was only involved in one major research project,

But he became Eminent nonetheless

a follow-up of 300 patients after prefrontal leucotomy, but that was splendidly carried out and led to an influential publication, Pre-frontal leucotomy, Springfield,Ill.,Thomas, 1950, the only one of its kind at that time.

I haven’t read this contribution to medical science yet, but I am wondering whether any of Gwynne the lobotomist’s victims were among the 300 followed up and whether Partridge was one of the nutters who advocated lobotomy on the grounds of the beneficial effects that it conferred upon patients in that the Angels found it so much easier to Manage Them after the ‘operation’ – they no longer objected to being physically and sexually assaulted, being capable of doing little more than vegging out in a chair all day – or whether Partridge was one of those who found that lobotomies had such dreadful consequences for most people that the procedure pretty much died out by the early 1960s. Except at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh of course, where Gwynne continued to enthusiastically wield the pick in the direction of anyone who objected to Dafydd and others joining them in bed. Cardiff University remained lovingly attached to lobotomies, so attached that in Sept 1999 – four months before the Waterhouse Report was published –  they gave Lena Zavaroni one and she died shortly afterwards. Lena’s death was followed by some not very honest explanations from the University Hospital Cardiff. Not that Lena or her nearest and dearest were told that she was being given a lobotomy, they were told that she was having a ‘new treatment for depression’. After I blogged about Lena’s case, I received an e mail from a Top Doctor telling me that the operation that Lena had was a cingulotomy. I appreciated the explanation but I remembered this e mail that I had received previously from someone who has spent years watching Top Doctors harm their patients:

‘Once upon a time the people who had been neglected, mistreated or sexually interfered with in the care of the health or social services could be lobotomised before they started complaining too loudly. Eventually, that started to become unacceptable even if you tarted it up by saying that you were going to remove an epileptogenic lesion or were going to give them a cingulotomy or something like that. This then leaves you with the problem of all those people who might complain about what’s going on. You might succeed in calling them ‘substance misusers’ and refer them to Dafydd (for goodness sake make sure that none of them have the chance to speak to that man from Liverpool) then they can be plied with whatever drugs they ask for. Maybe you can get them arrested and once they’ve been inside no-one will believe them anyway. Maybe you can make them very dependent and withdraw care so they’re likely to kill themselves. Maybe you can style yourself an expert in pharmacology and give them drugs in mixtures and dosages that violate the manufacturer’s recommendations and put them at risk of choking, heart attack, etc. If you get really desperate you can invite them all to a party and then throw a petrol bomb into the building. You can be a bit more selective and just sexually abuse people to whom you suspect that it’s already happened so they’ve already been softened up by someone else and if they say you’ve done it to them as well you can say it’s just transference or some sort of post-traumatic psychosis. The fact that you can’t lobotomise them anymore doesn’t mean the party’s over, you just have to get a bit more creative. If Dafydd really was prescribing morphine, heroin and the like to people, there must have been a lot of folks helping him. To give drug users heroin for example you’d need a Home Office licence. However there are a few doctors in this country equipped to do this and who do so. Indeed, maintaining people on prescribed doses of heroin is sometimes referred to as the ‘British System’ abroad and it’s been going on since the early 20th century. So people in senior positions would have been involved in enabling Dafydd to gain the licence and make sure that he stayed out of trouble to keep it. A lot of people’s careers, livelihoods and even liberty depended upon Dafydd doing this job. So no wonder they were propping him up. And, apparently, still are.’

Which sums it up nicely.

 

[Maurice Partridge was also] co-author with Curran of their textbook Psychological Medicine, Edinburgh:New York, Churchill Livingstone, 1980, in which he managed to incorporate some very amusing footnotes.

The humour of Top Doctors often pivots upon the distress that they have caused patients, so there’ll have been plenty of material for Partridge’s stand-up at the St George’s Christmas Review.

At St George’s, Partridge was a popular teacher, and he and his two consultant colleagues provided lectures on psychiatry to all comers, at Hyde Park Corner, alternating with neurology given by Denis Williams and Hamilton Paterson.

Except it won’t have been to ‘all comers’, I would be surprised if, for example, patients and their relatives attended those lectures.

Maurice Partridge was an extremely amusing man: dry, ironic, and with a superb gift of timing when telling stories.

There will have been many stories, particularly on the patients’ medical records.

He became a well known after-dinner speaker in rather limited circles, because he was basically a shy man and turned down invitations to larger gatherings.

Bechod! So Partridge’s stories were only shared among a discerning few then. They weren’t the sort of stories that after-dinner speakers like John Humphrys can tell to a packed room who have paid him thousands for the privilege which might well appear in the press a few days later.

Everyone called him ‘Bird’, and his signature when writing to friends was a little wavy line which looked like the outline of a seagull. His holidays were always spent in extraordinarily remote places. Long before there were package tours to the Himalayas, ‘Bird’ was already sending cards and letters from places like Nepal.

Ah, a Doctor was never off-duty in those days! They were always there for patients and the hours were long and the pay not very good, Duw, it was hard. When Bird, Charles Evans and Anne McCandless weren’t having a great time trekking in Nepal that was.

His appearance was a little eccentric.

Dafydd et al always took notes re their patients’ appearance. Dafydd noted that F was ‘a man with pleasant manners and casual attire’, so one wonders why there were so many allegations about F striking fear into the hearts of Top Doctors, Angels and social workers. When I asked F what he thought of Dafydd, F replied ‘I thought that he was a bit of a twat’. I caused WW III when, after I read the libellous crap that Dr D.G.E. Wood and Gwynne had written about me, I sent Wood a letter asking if Gwynne’s medical notes recorded that he had false teeth, trousers with the crotch down by the knees and a liberal covering of Brylcreem. Wood denied that anything libellous had been written about me and then they altered the records. I could see the tippex, it was hilarious. Brown then wrote to Wood saying ‘I note that a number of crude alterations have now been carried out on Sally’s records’ to which Wood replied ‘there have been no alterations made to any records’. Brown and me could SEE THE TIPPEX and the retyping. Well I’ve acquired even more copies of amended and forged documents now, dozens of them.

I still do not know if Gwynne’s records noted those teeth, trousers and Brylcreem, but I do hope so. My records contain evidence of all sorts, an Afghan hat, a mini-skirt, hiking boots, a rucksack, Doc Martens, although not all at once of course. I wonder why they didn’t just document that I’d arrived at the Hergest Unit naked, riding a horse, Lady Godiva-style. It’s not as if anyone ever worried about complete fiction appearing on the records.

The Royal College of Physicians were obviously as experienced in the art of observation as Dafydd et al:

He was short and rotund, untidy, usually wore thick tweed suits even in summer, and always had a large, coloured handkerchief in his breast pocket which he used to flourish and then mop his brow. He looked rather like Pickwick, but plump rather than fat. He was a good squash player and took part in matches with the students, and others. On the hottest days he would wear a white sweater on the court, and on occasions would leave the court between sets and return wearing an extra sweater; which was usually worth two or three points against a student opponent.

I am someone who will defend anyone’s right to wear however many jumpers they wanted to wear in whatever climate, but I can only imagine to what ends Bird’s attire would have been used if he had been an Empowered Service User…

Maurice was a kindly and cultured man, helpful to his juniors, much respected as a clinician and colleague and his death has saddened many.

He also facilitated a VIP trafficking ring. Maurice pegged out in 1984, which was also the year that George Thomas was hospitalised as a result of an STI and Leo Abse and the Top Docs lied to the press about the reason for Thomas’s hospital stay. Dafydd lost a valuable ally when Partridge croaked, no wonder Sir Charles Evans was forced to retire in that year and the rather better camouflaged paedophiles’ friend Professor Eric Sunderland was installed as Principal of UCNW.

This account of Bird and his life was provided by Peter Storey, ‘a distinguished consultant psychiatrist at St George’s Hospital, London, greatly respected as a clinician and teacher and author of the later editions of the classic textbook ‘Psychological medicine: an introduction to psychiatry’. Rather than yet another dishonest crazy butcher who was completely out of control.

Peter Brett Storey is now in that great consulting room – or more probably bar – in the sky, along with so many others who provided the many umbrellas under which Dafydd sheltered. Storey died in 2008, at the end of yet another life dedicated to serving the cause of Dafydd and the gang. Storey was one of Desmond Curran’s students.

The Royal College of Physicians ‘Lives Of The Fellows Online’ has of course published an account of Peter Storey’s life and works.

Peter Storey was a distinguished consultant psychiatrist at St George’s Hospital, London, greatly respected as a clinician and teacher, and author of the later editions of the classic textbook ‘Psychological medicine: an introduction to psychiatry’. He was born in Whitley Bay, where his father, Henry Storey, was a master builder and company director. He was educated first at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Storey got in early to avoid the rush. Newcastle-upon-Tyne hosted the trafficking ring which like so many others was preceded by organised abuse which went back a long way. The ring in Newcastle supplied Dafydd’s gang with both staff and children from the 1970s onward.

During the war the pupils were evacuated to Penrith, and when they returned he changed to Mill Hill School, which had also been evacuated nearby. He then moved with it when it returned to London. He qualified in 1953 at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School.

St Mary’s isn’t really posh like Tommy’s, but it likes to think that it is quite posh enough to be pompous about it. St Mary’s has got a Posh Bit, namely Lindo Wing, which was sufficiently posh to be deemed to be acceptable for the delivery of Prince William. Di suffered unnecessarily nonetheless, not because of the insufficient poshness, but because Sir George Pinker screwed up. Pinker was a colleague of Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain, the Prof of Obs and Gynae at St George’s who was a friend of Ollie Brook as well as of Cilla Black. Chamberlain was colluding with Dafydd et al as well as Ollie’s gang in London. Despite Di being less than happy, more Royal babies have been delivered at Lindo Wing. Whether that is because the Royal Family haven’t realised the cock-up re William’s birth or whether it is because St Mary’s are considered to be a Safe Pair of Hands for other reasons I don’t know. See previous posts for info on George Pinker.

 

Subsequently he spent three years in the Army and was promoted as captain in the RAMC, having enlisted at the time of National Service.

He then completed three years in acute general medicine in Portsmouth and six months in neurology at Atkinson Morley Hospital, associated with St George’s Hospital.

They were fully on board with Dafydd et al at Atkinson Morley by 1990…

He trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, where he passed his London University academic diploma in psychological medicine (DPM).

Dafydd ‘trained’ at the Maudsley. Dafydd didn’t pass through the Maudsley until the early 1960s, but there was already organised abuse at the Maudsley by the time that Dafydd arrived. Dafydd ‘trained’ under Dr Bob Hobson, who was notorious. Hobson’s obituaries make no mention of him being known as someone who, along with his team, was shagging patients, but other Top Docs had coded ways of writing letters to each other to flag up patients who had the dirt on Hobson’s lot. Hobson decamped to Manchester University in 1974 and his colleagues at London claimed to be surprised and not know the reason why. Hobson of course set up a trafficking ring at Manchester. Tony Francis worked with Hobson’s lot at Manchester as did Sadie Francis. For the Drs Francis it was then from Manchester straight over to Dafydd’s gang in response to the distress flares which were sent up after the Mary Wynch case when reinforcements were called for. See post ‘The Mentor’ for more information on Hobson and Manchester and ‘A Galaxy of Talent’ for information on the grandiose idiots who held the fort at the Maudsley. ‘The Discovery of a Whole New Galaxy…’ provides the background of the gang at Manchester who preceded Hobson and who subsequently spread their wings taking their toxicity with them far and wide.

He spent two years as a research fellow at Atkinson Morley’s, where he carried out at an important study showing major psychiatric, personality and emotional sequelae from subarachnoid haemorrhage. He had previously undertaken the first well-controlled study using air encephalography to investigate chronic schizophrenics, which, although small in size and failing to demonstrate abnormalities, can be seen today as a forerunner of later studies using CAT scanning and other modern imaging techniques to show abnormalities.

Oh classic Top Doctors’ hype, ‘although small in size and failing to demonstrate abnormalities’ it was of course a forerunner. If I had conducted a piece of research which was small in size and didn’t show anything at all I don’t think that I’d bother to publicise it, I’d get on with something more fruitful.

But then Dafydd was Europe’s Leading Forensic Psychiatrist.

He was then a senior lecturer in psychiatry at St George’s for four years and in 1969 was appointed as a consultant psychiatrist at St George’s and at Springfield Hospital, near St George’s in Tooting, and then becoming closely linked.

So THIS is the Mr Big who blended the Knightsbridge Crooks To The Nobility with the south London trafficking gang which had been in operation for many years in the Wandsworth/Tooting area. I wondered who did that. I suspected that when Harold Wilson’s Gov’t drew up plans to relocate St George’s from Hyde Park Corner to Tooting that it was something to do with the ring at Tooting, but I didn’t realise that the St George’s trafficking psychiatrists had made the link to Springfield as long ago as 1969, when they were still all living it up at the Hyde Park Corner site.

In 1971, with the foundation of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, he was awarded the MRCPsych.

They all were, at the time the Royal College put in strategies to ensure that every consultant psychiatrist came out with a prize, even Dafydd, because it was acknowledged that so many of them were hopeless and would not pass an exam under normal conditions. In the same spirit that Brown and me were systematically marked down because we had this annoying habit of doing quite well in exams having crossed the path of Dafydd’s gang. Oh shit they’ve both topped 90% again, MOVE THOSE GOAL POSTS…

He was greatly respected as the best psychiatric clinician at St George’s, and was also elected by his colleagues for six years as medical administrator at Springfield, where he brought about many improvements and greatly fostered the link with St George’s, which culminated in Springfield being recognised as a university hospital. For nine years he also saw students at Imperial College.

Of course Mr Big was ‘the best psychiatric clinician at St George’s’ he was organising the whole ring and bringing more and more Distinguished Eminent Doctors on board, including those at Imperial, which was under the rule of Lord Brian Flowers, who grew up in Swansea (see previous posts)…

Harold Wilson’s resignation was undoubtedly something to do with this ring and I suspect that it was related to Jeremy Thorpe’s activities getting so out of hand that Harold though that this was all going to blow up on his watch and in a very big way, but I need to do some more digging…

Harold Wilson waved through a huge investment to build the new St George’s Medical School at Tooting, it was a flagship development. Planned for and given to a gang of people traffickers to run…

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[Storey] developed a large and successful private practice. He saw many survivors of three major disasters with post-traumatic stress – the sinkings of the cross-channel ferry Herald of Free Enterprise (March 1987) and the Thames pleasure cruiser Marchioness (August 1989), and the Lockerbie plane crash (December 1988).

As these events were all in the recent past, I suggest that someone takes a fine toothcomb through everything related to them. They were all famous cock-ups that took place on Thatcher’s watch with legal implications of nightmarish proportions.

 

He was invited to become a co-author of a widely-used textbook, Psychological medicine, written by two eminent St George’s figures, Desmond Currran and Maurice Partridge seeing through its 7th to 10th editions (1972 to 1986), and ultimately becoming its sole author. He retired from the NHS, but not from practice, in 1987.

So Storey had everything completely sewn up with Curran and Partridge and the three of them dominated the scene and trained Top Doctors up to those of my generation. Not that Storey even bade a fond farewell in 1987; well he didn’t dare, Brown and I had started mouthing off about Dafydd by then and furthermore we were two postgrad students rather than kids in care…

In 1991 he retired completely, and with his wife decided to return to his earlier roots, in Penrith.

No, he won’t have gone completely, although 1991 was the year in which his mates at St George’s forced me out of medical research. This bastard was never going to go, there was far, far too much at stake…

A few years later he developed progressive Parkinson’s disease. He was however for some years able to be a member of Penrith Golf Club, where his father had been captain in 1958, and to continue with fell walking. In retirement he also took a variety of evening classes, in French, conversational Italian and pottery, and completed two Open University courses in literature and history.

None of this will have been benign. I would not have thought that one could make much mischief at Penrith Golf Club, but Paul Storey will have and when he was fell-walking and when he was in his French evening classes and at the conversational Italian and at the pottery and while he was in his OU classes, he will have been networking and organising throughout all of it… Who played golf at Penrith and was in those evening classes with Storey???

Two possibilities: Willie Whitelaw and William Bingley. Whitelaw concealed the crimes of Dafydd et al in every position that he held for years and years and he had a house in the Lake District. William Bingley – who’s parents Admiral Sir Alec Bingley and Lady Juliet concealed abuse involving Mountbatten et al in an earlier era (see post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’) – colluded with Dafydd and all associated gangs when he was Legal Director of MIND and then when he was Chief Exec of the Mental Health Act Commission. After that, Bingley was Professor of Mental Health Law and Ethics at the University of Central Lancashire (2000–04) and was non-executive director of Morecambe Bay Primary Care Trust (2000-06), which also managed local mental health facilities, then Chairman of North Lancashire NHS Primary Care Trust. Morecombe Bay was the Trust which concealed dangerous midwives who idiocy and lies resulted in the deaths of many babies. Bingley resigned as Chair of North Lancashire NHS Primary Care Trust three weeks before he died, after he was exposed as running a financial scam with the NHS from which he personally benefited. Bingley died in Aug 2011 in a fell-walking accident. Perhaps someone gave him a shove, after all Operation Pallial had just been launched and there was going to be a review of the Waterhouse Inquiry.

The Viscount Whitelaw
William Whitelaw in 1963.jpg

 

I have only just realised that Bingley’s mum Lady Juliet did her social work training in Liverpool. Which is where Lucille Hughes trained and where Dafydd studied medicine… Lady Juliet was appointed Chairman of MIND in 1979. Which was the year that Mary Wynch languished in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, illegally imprisoned…

Willie Whitelaw was appointed Home Secretary in 1979. He served as Lord President of the Council, 1983-88, which meant that during those years he was the visitor to UCNW…

Willie believed in getting tough on young thugs and giving them a short sharp shock. It didn’t work on the boys from Bryn Estyn because they were already accustomed to being gang raped at gunpoint, although Willie knew that, he’d worked very hard to cover it all up for years.

Willie wasn’t a Bachelor and he had been blessed with children, but I wouldn’t have put anything past him frankly.

 

[Storey] was a man of many interests, cultural and sporting, with a positive outlook and a dignified presence. In his London years he was very much engaged in opera, and a regular attender at Covent Garden. He was a keen golfer, squash player, mountain walker and skier, continuing into his 60s.

He picked up a few more elite mates at the opera then. Nicky Mitchell-Heggs, the corrupt occupational health physician at St George’s Hospital Medical School, liked going to the opera. See previous posts.

At St Mary’s he was a rugby player, until an injury with two prolapsed intervertebral disks ended his rugby career. He married in 1952, while still a student, Ann Geraldine Murray. He was survived by his widow, two sons and two daughters, and seven grandchildren.

Oh God. Seven grandchildren. They are myriad, they are legion… They won’t be working in MacDonalds.

Paul Storey died in 2008, so he was on hand to help with Waterhouse… Storey was also alive and kicking when all those people were trying to remove Merfyn Jones from his job as VC of Bangor University.

 

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There is another old fossil that I need to cover in this blog post as well, another of Desmond Curran’s colleagues, Sir Paul Mallinson, who was with us until 1989.

Paul Mallinson came from two worlds, the timber trade and farming, and made medicine his calling. A shy and private man, he blossomed within his work where his kindness and infinite capacity to care could be formalized. Generations of patients and trainees have cause for gratitude.

Another shy, private bunny who always hid his light under a bushel throughout his entire life, which was somehow spent Caring, while working hand in hand with a bunch of ruthless gangsters of the finest pedigree.

He went to school at Westminster before studying medicine at Oxford and St Thomas’ medical school, and entered psychiatry in 1937.

So Mallinson predated Dr Death at Tommy’s…

He spent the war years in the Royal Navy working under Desmond Curran and afterwards joined him at St George’s Hospital in London.

What better introduction to his future career could Mallinson have had?

The service and teaching programmes he and Curran developed, together with Maurice Partridge, became pre-eminent amongst the London teaching hospitals. For many years the Saturday morning postgraduate teaching at Hyde Park Corner, combined with neurology contributions, was the basis of formal training for countless young psychiatrists aiming at the DPM.

Curran and his mates infected the whole profession…

The outpatient department became famously located at No 15 Knightsbridge, and the inpatient unit at Atkinson Morley’s Hospital in Wimbledon.

It sounds rather posh for the likes of Empowered Service Users, but from what I remember, Jeremy Thorpe or someone close to him payed for Norman’s ‘care’ at the hands of Curran. Before Ed’s Uncle Harry’s NHS Looked After The Poor, wealthy people who had found themselves in a tight spot often footed the bill for the Top Doctors to ‘care’ for a distraught person who was making worrying allegations about them. Reading biographies of posh people who suffered at the hands of other posh people I’ve been quite taken with how often Top Doctors were paid good money by charitable abusers to cause their victims even more distress and I’m not just talking of Freud and The Case Of Dora, which is always the example given when questions are asked about Freud and his motivations. Lord Lucan’s wife always maintained that ‘her’ Top Doctor – a Private Psychiatrist – was working on behalf of her husband, not her. Where did poor Lady Lucan end up when someone bludgeoned her over the head after/before killing the nanny? St George’s Hospital. Where she was accused of being mad. In true Top Doctor style, Lady Lucan was noticed to be distraught and not making much sense tch tch and making the most extraordinary claims about her husband, that lovely man who did nothing but gamble the family fortune away while hanging out with John Aspinall who kept wild animals who kept eating their keepers. Oh please, someone marry off a few of the Top Doctors to some grade A gits and let the gits bludgeon them over the head after murdering someone else, admit the Docs to St George’s and let me know when all this happens. I’ll turn up and film the fun and then show screenings free of charge to every Empowered Service User who has ever been on the receiving end of this lot.

Paul’s beloved Rover car always proudly bore the registration plate ‘15K AMH’.

Dafydd’s corrupt policeman friend Elfed Roberts drove a penismobile with a number plate with the letters EWR, so I always knew when Elfed had turned up at Bangor University to cause problems for me, even when he wasn’t actually sitting in his penismobile shrouded in the ‘Daily Post’ as he so often was.

The professional and intellectual climate in the department was second to none,

Oh don’t titter…

sceptical yet benevolent to a marked degree. Training as a registrar in these circumstances was a joy,

Nay, nay and thrice nay

so that the author of this tribute [I’ll come to him shortly] had no qualms about turning down a post at the Maudsley Hospital when the opportunity arose to work at St George’s instead.

I can imagine that many people would have been torn having to choose between two such opportunities…

Neither Mallinson or Curran did much research themselves, though their consummate clinical knowledge and skill led to several memorable publications of a clinical kind.

This is a familiar story re those Distinguished Eminent colleagues of Dafydd’s. As with David Davies, who was the Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry when they let Dafydd in, the Davies who built his global reputation as an expert in alcoholism after conducting a study of seven alcoholics, a number of whom Davies later realised weren’t actually alcoholics after all (see post ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’), Mallinson and Curran will not have done very much of anything except pompousing and gunning down anyone who might have acquired dirt on the rich and powerful, but they’ll have written a few things on the back of their zilch knowledge and that will have been enough for them to have been lauded as Outstanding Clinicians and Clinical Teachers.

The ludicrous thing is that the students and juniors whom this lot lorded it over were fully aware that they were the King’s New Clothes, but because most of those students and juniors would go on to build their own careers on the basis of the King’s New Clothes themselves, no-one ever did the job of the little boy in the crowd who yelled out ‘look they’ve got no clothes on’.

 

Almost every registrar working with them was inspired to become embroiled in clinical research within a year or two, and the subsequent publications are still sometimes quoted thirty years later.

Yes, I’ve just commented on how it works…

At least five of their registrars eventually went on to established university chairs.

And it is highly likely that they won’t have actually been robust academics, although they’ll have done the right favours for the right people and continued to do so. Some decades ago, FIVE PROFS trained at the knee of a trafficking gang who had no knowledge of psychiatry. What does that tell us about the state of psychiatry? Those profs will have been turning up in court as expert witnesses, they’ll have been taking decisions as to who to section for months on end or who to send to live with Jimmy Savile in Broadmoor or who to deny treatment on the grounds that they were ‘not ill’ when they were too ill to function. It is a nightmare and it is why when Dafydd put on his best grave voice and said to me years ago ‘Everyone is saying the same thing about you. Can we really all be wrong?’, I replied ‘yes, because you’re all mates and you’re all a bunch of liars.’ Furthermore Dafydd, you’d previously rung me up and offered me a place at Liverpool Medical School in return for dropping my complaint about you after telling me that I was a ‘remarkable person’ and Brown was listening in to that call…

As were MI5, but no, they weren’t going to interrupt this fuckwittery.

‘We are all saying the same thing’. Take your pick:

Paranoid schizophrenia; Process psychosis; Manic depressive insanity; Bizarre personality disorder; Paranoid personality disorder; Homicidal; Remarkable Person; Attractive and seductive; Anti-social Personality Disorder; Bipolar I; Bipolar II; Borderline personality disorder.

Anyone want to give the tombola another spin???

Brown once suggested a few diagnoses that Dafydd could use, such as Chapel Psychosis and Cottage Ignition Syndrome. We were having a laugh at the time, but I wouldn’t be entirely surprised if someone in Denbigh ended up with being diagnosed with those syndromes.

Dafydd mustn’t worry, I know what is wrong with me. It’s a wandering womb and over-education for my feminine state, it really has turned my mind.

 

Paul used to go to endless trouble to help his juniors in their careers – more often by simply being empathic to their aspirations and a sound judge of their abilities, coupled with his wish to help them fulfil themselves.

This translates as ‘he ensured that those who kept their mouths shut and toadied to him were given a boost, which resulted in his lackeys and partners-in-crime holding key positions of responsibility to keep the show on the road.’

His own conscientious approach, his endless clinical curiosity, open mindedness and modesty, provided a model which was irresistible.

I never encountered this man, but I encountered those whom he ‘influenced’ and ‘mentored’ and ‘inspired’. In no way did they live up to this spin.

Trainees subject to his influence changed

I saw them post-transformation. It was not a pretty sight.

– as did countless patients. Many young doctors were privileged to share something of his home life. They would spend summer holidays, with their wives and children, at his lovely Bembridge home, where Paul indulged his love of cricket, sailing and gardening.

Bembridge is on the Isle of Wight. So Paul Mallinson invited his coterie and their families for upmarket holidays at his place. It would be nice to think that shameless toadying to a crooked old git in return for crumbs from his table would not be so common as to pervade medicine and effect practice, but from what I saw it does. Geoffrey Chamberlain held summer garden parties at his place in Wimbledon to which everyone was invited, which I think were designed to rub in how important and influential Chamberlain and his wife were. At least Chamberlain and his wife did make pleasant chit chat to their guests though. Chamberlain’s friend Cathy Wilson, the Reader in Reproductive Physiology in the Dept of Obs and Gynae, owned an even more impressive place than Chamberlain. Cathy lived at Notting Hill Gate and she too held parties there where the catering could not be bettered. What did Cathy do at her parties? She got pissed and hurled abuse at people. But they returned, time after time. People were aghast when I told them that no, I really would not be wasting my free time chez Wilson. It was simply emphasised what I would me missing – ooh she’s got such a beautiful house, the food will be fantastic etc. Well yes that was true, but it came with Cathy Wilson. One day after there had been a great deal of frostiness towards me because I really was not going to go to a party at Cathy’s – I tolerated her appalling conduct at work because I don’t think that one should cause WW III with one’s colleagues when one is being paid to do a job – I was interested to hear what had happened at the Notting Hill Gate party. Cathy had got pissed and screamed racist abuse at a Yugoslavian junior doctor and she’d had a screaming row with a consultant. Well that was a surprise.

For the same reason I turned down all the invitations to join the St George’s Wine Club. It was finally noted by Nicky Mitchell-Heggs that I ‘didn’t really fit in with the rest of them’. No and I was most relieved that I didn’t and I had no intention of doing so. They were a bunch of vacuous tossers who wasted their money on bottled water and courgettes, treated people like turds and furthermore they were facilitating a paedophile gang. But at least they partied with Cilla and Prince Edward and Nanette Newman turned up to their ball, which for some baffling reason actually meant something to them.

 

In his day he was president of the St George’s medical school club, and also of its cricket club, and he knew most of the undergraduates fairly well. He eventually retired from St George’s in 1969 but continued to practice privately until he was 70 years old.

Mallinson was probably in Wine Club as well.

He was the third baronet and succeeded his father in 1943.

Cathy and Chamberlain would have moved so fast to attend his parties that they’d have broken their legs.

He was married first to Elia Mary Guy in 1940 and they had a son and two daughters; one daughter is a doctor.

They are myriad…

The marriage was dissolved in 1968. His second marriage was to Dr Margaret Cooper Bowden, a former pupil of his

I wonder if Margaret Cooper Bowden was any relation of Bluglass and Dafydd’s mate Paul Bowden, another Eminent Distinguished London-based psychiatrist who was also colluding with serious organised crime?

There is a great deal of shagging the boss in medicine. I don’t have a problem with that if the people involved actually like each other, but medicine is so dysfunctional that very often they don’t. It all looked like a very high risk activity to me. Top Doctors become very traumatised if you are not participating in the shag fest, it’s an even worse crime than not going to Wine Club.

and her care – and his stoicism and good humour -made bearable his prolonged final illness. She survived him, together with the three children of his previous marriage.

So the old bastard had someone to look after him when he spent a few years with Parkinsons and she’ll have inherited the dosh. There’ll have been a fight over the will – after all, where there’s a will there’s a relative – and the children of the dear departed loving father will all be using the old git’s network to bag themselves powerful positions.

Who wrote this tribute to the trafficker who invited those assisting in the crime to live it up with him on the Isle of Wight? One Professor Arthur Crisp. Crisp is now dead, but Arthur Crisp was very much alive when I was working at St George’s and when I was a patient at Springfield in early 1991. Crisp was a specialist in anorexia and like everyone at the phenomenal Psych Dept at St George’s, Crisp was a towering figure, ‘with the best clinical outcomes’ of any eating disorder specialist. I know how Crisp achieved his phenomenal results. An Angel who worked at Springfield told me and was remarkably honest about the magic formula. Crisp discharged any patients who refused to eat when they were in the unit and he would not treat them again. So the most ill patients who er, didn’t eat, were refused treatment. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, even higher than manic depression. One of the symptoms of anorexia is a refusal to eat, no matter how malnourished one is or how much pressure is put upon one. So Crisp didn’t actually treat anorexics, he treated patients with less serious eating problems who could bring themselves to eat.

Any cardiac specialists out there who fancy improving their outcomes by not treating people with heart problems? Your patients will make a fantastic recovery if they’re not actually ill.

Arthur Crisp will have been discharging those patients to die and everyone knew that. One outcome of sexual abuse in some people is the development of eating disorders. Crisp and his colleagues were facilitating a paedophile/trafficking ring. So which patients was Crisp treating??? Or refusing to treat?

Crisp’s junior doctors are now to be found in the most senior positions re eating disorders. One of his juniors, Adrienne Keay, became the Director of Eating Disorders for The Priory Group. I remember Adrienne Keay, she was working as a junior doctor in Springfield when I was there. I and other patients watched Adrienne routinely slam the door shut in patients’ faces when they tried to talk to her. She wouldn’t even say reply to the desperate greetings of ‘oh hello Dr Keay’. Adrienne would march through the ward, straight into the nurses office, slam the door in the face of anyone who dared approach and if they stood patiently waiting outside of the door, an Angel would emerge and shout at them to go away and leave Dr Keay alone. The callousness was breathtaking.

Not long after I left St George’s Adrienne Keay and Tom Burns featured in a TV doc called ‘Minders’, which Showed Life In A Mental Hospital, ie. Springfield. I presumed that it would be yet another PR piece, but incredibly enough it wasn’t. The documentary makers had not edited as the Top Docs usually bank on them doing. They screened everything and my, did Adrienne and Tom look bad. They actually did exactly what I remember them doing to patients, but I don’t think that they ever expected it to be shown on TV. Adrienne turned up on the doorstep of a vulnerable man accompanied by the police, with no warning and snapped at him that he was coming with her, NOW, or these police would handcuff him and she carted the man off to Springfield. He was terrified and confused, there was no attempt at communication with him, simply Adrienne snapping ‘you are ill and you are coming with us’. The problem was that the man had a belief that his hair was blue. However it was very evident that this was the only ‘symptom’ that he had. He had been coping at home, he was OK, he wasn’t even distressed, but he did think that his hair was blue. At Springfield he was sectioned and forcibly injected with massive doses of anti-psychotics. He reacted very badly to them, began dribbling uncontrollably and shaking. He continued to maintain that his hair was blue, so they upped the dose. He sat there repeating ‘look what you’ve done to me, look what you’ve done’. Tom said ‘yes we have done this to you because you think that your hair is blue and it is not’. There was no attempt to titrate the dose yet alone give him any side-effect medication, which should be routine.

The grim reality of what Tom and Adrienne did to this poor sod caused uproar and there were a great many complaints about bad practice at Springfield Hospital. Tom Burns demanded that he be allowed onto Channel 4 to defend himself. Burns was filmed saying ‘you made us look like the Gestapo’. Indeed they did Tom. Because they filmed what you actually did to people rather than take orders from you as to only show the bits where you were keeping a civil tongue in your head.

I was ordered to see Tom Burns myself by Nicky Mitchell-Heggs, in the wake of me refusing to drop my complaints about Dafydd et al when ordered to by my colleagues at St George’s. Nicky told me that Tom Burns was the loveliest man that she knew. Tom Burns was very personable until halfway through the interview, after I’d told him what was happening in north Wales. Burns interrupted me and said ‘you think I’m an idiot don’t you? You think that I don’t know that this is going on and that I’m naive. Well I do know and I believe everything that you’ve told me about them’. Burns then told me that psychiatry ‘attracts disturbed people’ and that this was causing great problems.

After I left Burns’s room I never heard from him again. Years later, when I acquired my medical records, there was the documentation from Mitchell-Heggs and Burns. Burns had told Mitchell-Heggs that I wasn’t psychotic but that I might have a paranoid personality disorder. He told her that I was not a danger to anyone. After Dafydd et al tried to have me imprisoned and I was given bail on condition that I stayed in Springfield, Mitchell-Heggs had written to Burns again. He told her that he ‘didn’t think that he had anything to offer’.

Burns admitted to me that he knew about the serious criminality in north Wales. Tony Francis, Dafydd and Lucille were directly in contact with Wandsworth Social Services and Springfield Hospital with regard to me, I have all the documentation to prove it. Burns’s colleague Dr Robin Jacobson stated in writing that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that he thought that Tony Francis was as well. No-one mentioned a word of this to me. I was discharged from Springfield with no follow-up care and told to go back to north Wales because Dafydd was my doctor no less.

Tom Burns was later given a Chair at Oxford University. Burns is in the same Dept at Oxford as Professor Mark Williams, who left Bangor University for Oxford at about the turn of the millennium. Mark Williams worked with Dafydd and the gang for years and he knew what they were doing. See post ‘The Biggest Expert Of The Lot’. I think that Williams got his Chair first and then Burns, from the London branch of the same ring, joined Williams at Oxford.

Tom Burns was a mental health adviser to Blair’s Gov’t. It was Burns who recommended that the Gov’t impose Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) on thousands and thousands of people. When Burns came up with that terrifying proposal, he was told that it would result in mental health patients who were not guilty of any crime being pinned down in their own homes by the police and forcibly injected with anti-psychotic medication that they did not want. Tom sneered and reminded everyone that Top Docs don’t behave like that.

Tom has now admitted that CTOs ‘haven’t worked as he expected’ and that yes rather a lot of them have been issued and er OK, there have been some rather worrying incidents. Involving the police forcing their way into people’s homes and pinning them down while they are injected… Some Empowered Service Users have run away from home and disappeared to escape CTOs.

What did Miranda think was going to happen when he appointed a member of a trafficking gang as his adviser on mental health? Miranda will have known what was going on at St George’s, because he and Cherie had both worked in George Carman’s Chambers when Carman was concealing the trafficking ring…

And we were supposed to believe that Merfyn was the problem!

Whoops, looks like you’ve been caught out Miranda!

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It’s the fucking Welsh again as Miranda is no doubt shouting at the TV right now…

For more information on Arthur Crisp, Adrienne Keay, Tom Burns and the other funsters who ran a pan-European trafficking ring while working as Top Doctors and Gov’t advisers, see previous posts…

 

Dr David Roberts’s book on the history of Bangor University names a number of other gwerin who gathered together in one big classless group for the benefit of the common people, embracing members of the Royal Family through to the landed gentry with hereditary peerages and those who can trace their ancestry back to the Welsh Princes, for the benefit of a vicious criminal paedophile gang.

 

 

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A few hours ago an article appeared on ‘Guardian Online’ reporting on an interview that Michelle Obama gave to ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ breakfast show in which Michelle talked about the contents of her soon to be published book, ‘Becoming’. Which extracts from ‘Becoming’ were highlighted in particular? Well bugger me, it was Michelle’s revelation that her daughters were conceived by IVF and that she and Barack received marriage counselling.

When I first saw the article I thought ‘oh no, it’s another high profile female Western leader/celeb who has Opened Her Heart and Shared’ and my initial response was to feel a bit sad that Michelle Obama had felt it necessary to reveal confidential details of personal difficulties – she also talks about a miscarriage – when there was no need for her to do this.

I am of course aware that this blog describes some pretty bad experiences of my own, but I ended up doing this because for decades I watched people die and have their lives destroyed by some seriously dangerous people who remain at the top of the medical and other professions. Furthermore they just would not lay off me or those close to me, so they have got this blog. I have received some really thoughtful e mails telling me that it must have been incredibly hard for me to have relived what we went through while writing the blog. No, it has been fine, because I have excluded the worst experiences and as a result of my academic interests I have placed emphasis on the sociological, historical and political context of the events. I took the view that such an approach was more worthwhile than an account of ‘My Hell’. ‘My Hells’ are simply received with an ‘ah, bechod!’, or an ‘ooh she’s a strong woman’ and a comment about slipping through the net. I and others did not slip through the net, the net was pulled to one side to ensure that we hit the concrete. Fortunately for me I bounced, but many more people hit the concrete and it killed them. Which was the purpose. I hope that I have shown on this blog that hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of vulnerable people were actively forced into the clutches of a vicious criminal network by the welfare state over many, many years, that it was concealed at Gov’t level by successive Govt’s and that no-one has been held to account.

Then I re-read the Guardian Online article about Michelle’s interview and I noticed something more than another Woman Opening Her Heart. Michelle’s comments to ABC were an advert for the medical establishment. No, I am not on the Grassy Knoll, bear with me…

 

Hours before Michelle gave that interview to ABC, I wrote my post ‘The Point Is To Change It’, in which I expanded on the most appalling criminal conspiracy on the part of numerous people, including some in Very High Places, to destroy an honest man, Merfyn Jones, the former Chairman of the Betsi Caladwaladr University Health Board in north Wales, because he challenged those who had facilitated a VIP/Westminster Paedophile Ring and years previously his late wife did as well. So desperate were people who had been accessories to very serious crime that the conspiracy ended in corrupt professionals employed in the UK’s NHS allowing patients to die in order to destroy this man’s reputation, after he took on the unenviable task of Chairing that deeply troubled Health Board which employed numerous people who had facilitated the criminal gang who neglected, abused and killed vulnerable people.

 

The Guardian Online tells us that ‘America’s first black first lady reveals she her and her husband, Barack Obama, sought marriage counselling and struggled to get pregnant after she suffered a miscarriage. They underwent in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments to conceive daughters Malia and Sasha…Obama also says she will “never forgive” Trump for peddling false conspiracy theories about her husband’s birthplace which, she says, put her family’s life in danger from “wingnuts and kooks”…Obama said she felt “lost and alone” after a miscarriage 20 years ago. “I felt like I failed because I didn’t know how common miscarriages were, because we don’t talk about them. We sit in our own pain, thinking that somehow we’re broken….It’s important to talk to young mothers about the fact that miscarriages happen...The biological clock is real … egg production is limited. I realised as I was 34 and 35, we had to do IVF. I think it’s the worst thing that we do to each other as women, not share the truth about our bodies and how they work.”

Michelle, women DO ‘share the truth about their bodies’, they ‘share the truth’ quietly and in confidence with people whom they feel able to trust, usually close friends or relatives. The people who are not ‘sharing the truth’ about women’s bodies are the legal and medical professions. Michelle Obama is a former lawyer and hospital administrator. The truth about IVF, including the success rates or the soundness or otherwise of the techniques used, has not been shared with women, or at least the women who are patients. The truth not having been shared has recently been borne out by the many reports etc detailing the numerous ways in which desperate, trusting patients have been fleeced, reports of which Michelle Obama will be well aware. But IVF is a very, very profitable business which has come under severe attack recently…

Gee, what better advert at a difficult time than the First Black First Lady – and one with such enviable arms as well, there’s no bingo wings on Michelle!!! – telling the world that her two lovely, clever daughters, who received that little dog as a present when their dad Became America’s First Black President, were conceived by IVF!

In terms of not Sharing The Truth, is Michelle aware of the recent vaginal mesh scandal, in which women were positively encouraged to insert a device into their bits which caused lifelong injury to many of them? The possibility of that happening was known by the Top Docs who robustly promoted vaginal meshes but women were not warned. Vaginal meshes were promoted for use by women with incontinence problems. Michelle might be interested to know that one Truth that Top Doctors are reluctant to Share with women is the very common incidence of stress incontinence in middle aged women, particularly those who have given birth. It is so common that in previous generations, women considered mild stress incontinence as normal as greying hair or wrinkles, it was not something one even bothered to seek medical advice about. In more recent years, women experiencing this have been encouraged to Talk To Their Doctor and have been made to feel that they are suffering from something as bad as a recto-vaginal fistula. The loathed and unscrupulous Professor Stuart Stanton of St George’s Hospital Medical School (see previous posts) became a very rich man by performing pelvic floor surgery on rich, anxious women who had been convinced by Top Docs that there was something seriously disgusting about them. I await Michelle’s Sharing of her experiences of stress incontinence.

With regard to the Top Docs and the healthcare industry not Sharing the secrets of both women’s and men’s bodies, Dr David Healy has demonstrated that drug companies, including American drug companies,  routinely withold data from clinical trials if that data reveals that women’s and men’s bodies could be damaged by the drugs concerned.

Medicine is an international business. Some of the British obstetricians and gynaecologists – as well as other Top Doctors – named on this blog as having been involved with the most serious misconduct have strong links with the US. Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain was Stuart Stanton’s colleague and until Chamberlain was caught up in a huge medical research fraud scandal in the mid-1990s, he was President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and was waiting for his knighthood. Chamberlain spent 1965-66 working at the George Washington Hospital, Washington DC, USA. While he was working there, Chamberlain aborted late gestation foetuses by performing hysterectomies on women, conducted experiments on the live foetuses and then killed them after he had finished experimenting. Chamberlain published this work in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gyneacology, March 1968, it has been there for everyone to see for decades.

Chamberlain’s experiments almost certainly contravened US law at the time and I very much doubt that the women whom he operated on to gain access to those foetuses knew what was going to happen to them. The foetuses on which Chamberlain experimented would now be considered to be premature babies and they would receive neonatal intensive care. Chamberlain also concealed a huge sex trafficking ring with which his colleagues were involved/facilitating.

See post ‘Now Then…’ for further details of Chamberlain and his wrongdoing, including those experiments on live foetuses.

 

The UK’s most high profile fertility expert, Lord Robert Winston, was a friend and colleague of Geoffrey Chamberlain. In 1980, Robert Winston conducted research as Professor of Gynaecology at the University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio. Together with Carol Readhead of the California Institute of Technology, Winston has been researching male germ cell stem cells and methods for their genetic modification at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College, London. Previous posts eg. ‘I Don’t Believe It’ have detailed some of the misconduct and research fraud perpetrated by staff at Imperial. Other posts have named senior academics at Imperial eg. Lord Brian Flowers who concealed and colluded with research fraud and the organised abuse carried out by Dafydd’s gang.

 

My post ‘I Passionately Believe’ discussed the ways in which successive General Secretaries of the RCN concealed and ignored patient harm, including the crimes of Dafydd’s gang. One such RCN President, 2001-07, was Beverley Malone, who was headhunted from her post in the US.

Here is the extract about Beverley Malone from ‘I Passionately Believe’:

Beverly Malone is the Chief Executive of the National League for Nursing in the US. Prior to assuming this position in February 2007, she served as General Secretary of the RCN in the UK from 2001, the year following the publication of the Waterhouse Report when there were many furious voices maintaining that Waterhouse was a huge cover-up. During Beverley’s time as the RCN, members of the RCN assaulted and injured me as well as other patients, lied about their actions when we made complaints and then perjured themselves in an attempt to have me imprisoned for a serious crime.

Beverly Malone was raised in rural Kentucky, in the segregated deep south of the US by her great grandmother. Malone obtained a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 1970. From 1970 she worked as an Angel in New Jersey, obtaining a Master’s degree in adult psychiatric nursing from Rutgers University in 1972. In 1972 Beverley Malone was appointed Instructor of Psychiatric Nursing at Wayne State University in Michigan. From 1973 Malone was a specialist nurse, professor and administrator at University Hospital, Cincinnati.

Psychiatric nursing in the US – as well as in the UK – at that time was a pretty dreadful business. Exposes both fictional (eg. ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’) and academic (eg. David Rosenhan’s famous 1973 study in which sane academics posed as people with one minor psychiatric symptom to gain entry to mental hospitals and were within days declared to be far too mad to be allowed out for many months; see post ‘Inappropriate Behaviour?’) infuriated the Top Doctors but there was so much evidence emerging of widespread dreadful practices that the abuse of patients could not be denied.

Malone obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from Cincinnati University in 1981 and was then Assistant Administrator of the Medical Centre. In 1986 Malone was made Dean of the School of Nursing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, an historically black university. She became Vice Chancellor in 1994. In North Carolina, Malone also served on a number of public bodies, including the Governor’s Task Force on Nursing Shortage, the North Carolina Commission on Health Services and the Board of Directors of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program.

In 1996 Malone was elected President of the American Nurses Association (ANA), an organisation representing 180,000 Angels throughout the United States. She was the second African-American to hold this position. She served two terms lasting until 2000. President Bill Clinton appointed Malone as a member of the US delegation to the  World Health Assembly, the governing body of WHO (World Health Association), in 1998 and 1999.

During her Presidency, Malone served on Bill Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry and in March 1998 she was appointed to the Health Care Quality Measurement and Reporting Committee. She also represented U.S. nurses in the Congress of Nurse Representatives of the International Council of Nurses and served on the Board of Directors of the National Patient Safety Partnership, a collaboration with the Dept of Veterans Affairs, the AMA (American Medical Association) and other national health care organisations.

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From 2000, Malone was appointed by Clinton as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health within the US Dept of Health and Human Services, the highest position that an Angel had ever held in the US Gov’t.

‘Ah did not have sexual relations with that woman.’

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Oh yes you did Bill.

‘Ah have sinned.’

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You also lied, as did your foul wife Hillary when she maintained that the string of women whom you shagged, exploited and dumped or simply harassed were themselves the liars or were as equally culpable as you were
So in 2001, in the aftermath of the Waterhouse Report – and as the Mid-Staffs scandal and God knows how much more NHS wrongdoing was being suppressed by Miranda’s Gov’t – a pillar of the US mental health establishment who rose up the ladder during the time of the most serious abuse of psychiatric patients in the US relocated to the UK and was appointed to lead the RCN.
The British and US healthcare establishments are closely intertwined and have been swapping both Top Doctors and methods for concealing wrongdoing and quashing dissent for generations. Some of those directly involved with the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal had links with the US medical/nursing establishment.
In 2007 Beverley Malone wrote ‘How could the RCN want an American, an African American, to run the most prestigious professional nursing trade union in the world? ‘
Answer: because in the wake of the cover-up re the crimes of an international trafficking ring involving the collusion of Top Doctors and politicians in the US, the British establishment could portray you as a li’l ole black Angel raised by her great granny while the KKK pursued you all, like something out of ‘The Colour Purple’, rather than someone who had been at the centre of America’s most shameful period of medical history and who had used that to get herself to the very top of the tree in the US.
But then Hillary Clinton Cares About Wimmin.
Perhaps Beverley would like to deliver a lecture on how it was the legislation passed by Bill, who was assisted in the task by Hillary, which led to the imprisonment and subsequent disenfranchisement of thousands of poor, black Americans. That’s why so many were locked up; it was Bill and Hillary wot did it. Thus the subsequent shock horror revelation of ‘young black men in America have more chance of going to prison than to university’. Yes and it was the Clintons who criminalised so many of them.
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Beverley’s wiki entry tells us that re Beverley becoming the Gen Sec of the RCN – the largest professional union of nursing staff in the world – Clinton is said to have smoothed the way politically by “having a word” with Miranda and Gordon.

I’ll tell you who knew about Gwynne the lobotomist, Dafydd, Bertrand Russell et al and what they were all up to in Croesor/Llanfrothen in the 1960s and 70s (see eg. post ‘The Village’): the young American draft dodger who stayed at Croesor with the radical crowd at that time and who later became a Democrat Senator!

Bill was a draft dodger too of course, but he called it ‘going to study at Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship’. Bill got out and about and mixed with all sorts when he was at Oxford.

 

Hey ho ex-POTUS you didn’t expect this did you? Well you shouldn’t have blamed Monica you bastard, you could have at least had the guts to say ‘yeah, sorry, I did it…’ And your wife is no feminist either, she’s a rich over-indulged hypocrite and I’ve had a bellyful of being told that she’s my fucking role model.

 

When in the UK, Beverley Malone was also a member of HEFCE and represented the RCN at the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), the Commonwealth Nurses Federation and the International Council of Nurses, together with being the RCN General Secretary.

 

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Malone was at first the subject of considerable UK media attention and some controversy, because of her generous remuneration package. Yeah, the Low Paid Angel will have been given a great deal of dosh. There was also criticism of Malone’s mother, Dorothy Black, receiving free eye surgery under the NHS soon after her arrival, in spite of having paid no British taxes or insurance contributions. Send her back, along with all those Nigerian women who fly into Tommy’s weekly to give birth to quins on the NHS!  Officials stated that Malone’s mum had not been given preferential treatment and, as a resident or dependent relative of a resident, was entitled to the same free healthcare as anyone else. Er, then why did so many other people in that position receive so much grief? Furthermore, because Malone returned to the US – thankfully – after the necessary had been done for Miranda and the patient batterers/child abusers, she was more like a tourist on an extended holiday than a UK resident.

Malone was also criticised for attending a Labour Party event as a guest, because of the traditional party-political neutrality of her employer.

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Beverley is a poor, uneducated 14-year-old girl living in the American South in the early 1900s. She writes letters to God because her stepfather, Alphonso, beats her harshly and rapes her continuously. Alphonso has already impregnated Beverley once, a pregnancy that resulted in the birth of a boy she named Adam. Alphonso takes the baby away shortly after his birth. Beverley has a second child, a girl she named Olivia whom Alphonso also abducts. Beverley’s ailing mother dies after cursing Beverley on her deathbed.  After she had her eyes done on the NHS. And went to Chequers to meet Cherie and Miranda.

Another one of the Oppressed:

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Duw it’s hard for Celie in the deep south under segregation…

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In 2003 Celie Malone became a member of the steering committee of the NHS Modernisation Agency. While Miranda et al continued to conceal Mid-Staffs. In 2006, Miranda appointed Celie as a member of the UK delegation to the World Health Assembly.

In an interview with ‘The Guardian’ before returning to the United States, while criticising job cuts and cost cutting in the British NHS, Malone spoke favourably of the system, calling it “a treasure” and praising a system where healthcare is a right rather than a privilege. Malone said this when she knew that NHS whistleblowers were having their careers ruined and that people in north Wales who had spilt the pints of Dafydd and the gang were being unlawfully denied healthcare and were being openly threatened, harassed, arrested and prosecuted on the basis of the lies of NHS Angels. But at least Bev’s mum got her eyes done.

Malone welcomed the greater “visibility” of the nursing profession in Britain, as compared with the US. Midwifery has virtually disappeared in the US because of the prevalence of high tech births managed by Top Docs; many midwives in the UK feared/fear that their profession too is being written out of the picture by a similar process. The NHS, assisted by the RCM, systematically forced all independent midwives in the UK out of practice, because they were a little too outspoken regarding the poor care that too many women received from mainstream practitioners, including in the NHS. I knew one of the independent midwives targeted, Beatrice Carla. She was living in Gwynedd while Malone was leading the RCN and had been subjected to an all out witch hunt. Malone will have known about Beatrice’s case, it was widely discussed in the nursing press at the time. Beatrice is now practising abroad, having concluded that there is now no way in which she can practice midwifery in the UK without compromising the safety of her patients.

 

After returning to the US, from February 2007, Malone was appointed Chief Executive of the National League for Nursing (NLN), which has a membership of over 40,000. She also represented U.S. Angels in the Congress of Nurse Representatives of the International Council of Nurses.

In 2009, Malone testified during the Congressional budget hearings. She also served on the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on the Future of Nursing Education.

Malone has been particularly involved in minority health issues, racial and ethnic health disparities and other issues of race and cultural diversity. That must be why in the US some ethnic minorities have such poor health outcomes, such as pregnant Peurto Rican women. They have one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the western world, partly because so many of them cannot afford antenatal care so those women who develop pre-eclampsia are not identified; it develops into eclampsia which kills them. Beverley has obviously been spectacularly ineffective with regard to that.

Malone is a member of the Baptist Church and is religious. Then she will probably have firm views on abortion but was nonetheless one of those who kept quiet about the experiments which Prof Geoffrey Chamberlain of St George’s Hospital Medical School, who was at one point the President of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, conducted on live late gestation foetuses that he aborted when he worked in the US in the mid-1960s. After experimenting on them, Chamberlain killed the foetuses. See post ‘Now Then…’ Chamberlain was one of those who concealed the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and in 2000, the year of the publication of the Waterhouse Report, he was given a lecturing post in the history of medicine at Swansea University. Chamberlain’s feet were well under the table when Bev arrived in the UK to lead the RCN at Miranda’s invitation.

I posted that information about Beverley Malone some two weeks ago. That is why I do not think that I am on the Grassy Knoll re Michelle’s comments about the wonders of IVF and the psy professions.
A few more considerations.
My post ‘Lest We Forget’, which I wrote two days ago, detailed the many links that the late Professor Lisa Jardine had with people and organisations who concealed the crimes of Dafydd’s gang. Jardine was the Chair of the UK’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, 2008-14 and under her Chairmanship, fertility patients were lied to, deceived and charged for treatments that were unlikely to be successful. Jardine was an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. Sir Ronnie Waterhouse, the High Court judge who Chaired the Waterhouse Inquiry and wrote the subsequent Waterhouse Report which concealed the extent of the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal as well as the involvement of high profile from outside of north Wales, was a member and Treasurer of Middle Temple.
Lisa Jardine was awarded the Francis Bacon Award in the History of Science by the California Institute of Technology in 2012 and collected the Bacon Medal for this award at the annual History of Science Society meeting in San Diego in September 2012.
Martin Jones, the former CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust and former Director of the Workforce at the Betsi Board, was one of those who led the attacks on Merfyn (see post ‘The Point Is To Change It’). When Martin Jones was a senior manager of the NW Wales NHS Trust, Martin established links with a hospital in the US and made a number of visits to that hospital, with a view to ‘sharing practice’ and developing business links’. Martin and his colleagues flew first class and stayed in very expensive hotels, charging it all to the Trust, yet were not able to show any outcomes from their partnership with the US hospital. While Martin was making those trips to the US, the suicide rate at the Hergest Unit was one of the highest in the UK and there were numerous complaints, including of patients being assaulted by staff.
Miranda and Cherie established a cosy relationship with the Clintons and the Obamas, as well of course with George Dubya Bush and his wife. Miranda built his foreign policy on close ties with US and EU and added a new activist philosophy of “interventionism”. In 2001 Britain joined the US in the global war on terror. Miranda formed a strong political alliance with Dubya, particularly in the area of foreign policy. For his part, Dubya lauded Miranda and the UK. In his post-9/11 speech, for example, Dubya stated that “America has no truer friend than Great Britain”. The alliance between Dubya and Miranda seriously damaged Miranda’s standing in the eyes of Britons angry at American influence. Miranda argued it was in Britain’s interest to “protect and strengthen the bond” with the United States regardless of who is in the White House.

 

However, a perception of one-sided compromising personal and political closeness led to discussion of the term “Poodle-ism” in the UK media, to describe the “Special Relationship” of the UK Gov’t and PM with the US White House and President. A revealing conversation between Bush and Miranda, with the former addressing the latter as “Yo Blair “, was recorded when they did not know a microphone was live at the G8 summit in St Petersburg in 2006.

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In summer 2015, in the wake of the Hillary Clinton e mail controversy, Cherie was revealed to have lobbied Clinton in 2009 on behalf of prominent members of the Qatari monarchy; Clinton was US Secretary of State at the time. In a letter to ‘The Guardian’, Cherie denied this characterisation of her mediation efforts, describing their story as “sensationalist and inaccurate”. Precisely two months later, the release of another batch of Clinton’s private emails confirmed that Cherie had, indeed, arranged meetings with Clinton for the Qataris outside normal diplomatic channels, with discussions to involve “the US/Qatar relationship generally”, not merely joint philanthropic efforts. In one case, Cherie herself stated that her purpose was to help the eldest of Sheikh Mosah’s sons, Jasim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani “build up an international profile”.

In 2005, Euan, Miranda and Cherie’s son, spent three months as an unpaid intern with Republican David Dreier and Republican Party staff of the Rules Committee of the United States House of Representatives . He then crossed the aisle to spend time working in the office of Democrat Jane Harman. Euan Blair cut short his internship with Harman in May 2006, after just a fortnight. A statement from Harman’s office cited Euan Blair’s graduate school plans. In 2008, Euan Blair graduated from Yale University’s MacMillan Center with an M.A. in International Relations. He accepted this place after being awarded a £50,000 ($100,000) scholarship based on merit, although there was some surprise at this award.

Barack Obama’s time as US President overlapped with Lord Snooty the Third’s time as PM. Lord Snooty the Third not only had a hand in causing problems for Merfyn, but his father Ian was Chairman of White’s when Sir Peter Morrison, who was abusing kids in care in north Wales, enjoyed membership of White’s. It was Lord Snooty the Third who appointed Theresa May as Home Secretary and then gave her the responsibility of organising the review of the Waterhouse Inquiry. Theresa appointed Lady Justice Julia Macur, who produced such a heavily redacted Report that it was meaningless, but reassured everyone anyway that Waterhouse had not been a cover-up. Theresa served as a Councillor for Merton Borough Council, 1986-94, which was a Borough served by St George’s Hospital Medical School, which at the time was concealing Dafydd and the gang in north Wales and a linked trafficking gang in south London. Lord Snooty the Third also appointed David Jones MP as Secretary of State for Wales during the run-up to the organisation of the Review of the Waterhouse Inquiry. David Jones is a solicitor from north Wales who before he became an MP worked with corrupt solicitors in two different law firms in north Wales who were concealing the abuse of children and vulnerable people. See post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’).
During his term as PM, Lord Snooty the Third managed to secure a huge majority for UK participation in UN-backed military action in Libya, but he became the first PM since 1782 to lose a foreign policy vote in the House of Commons over proposed military action against Assad’s regime in Syria. Subsequently, Barack Obama asked congressional approval which was not ultimately granted.

Lord Snooty the Third condemned the “appalling and unacceptable” violence used against anti-Gaddafi protesters at the beginning of the Libyan Civil War. After weeks of lobbying by the UK and its allies, on 17 March 2011 the UN Security Council approved a no-fly zone to prevent government forces loyal to Gaddafi from carrying out air attacks on anti-Gaddafi rebels. Two days later the UK and the United States fired more than 110 Tomahawk missiles at targets in Libya.

Lord Snooty the Third said that he was “proud” of the role that the UK played in the overthrow of Gaddafi’s government. He also stated that UK had played a “very important role”, adding that “a lot of people said that Tripoli was completely different to Benghazi and that the two don’t get on—they were wrong. … People who said ‘this is all going to be an enormous swamp of Islamists and extremists’—they were wrong”.

In 2015-16 the Foreign Affairs Select Committee conducted an extensive and highly critical inquiry into the British involvement in the Libyan civil war. It concluded that the early threat to civilians had been overstated and that the significant Islamist element in the rebel forces had not been recognised, due to an intelligence failure. By summer 2011 the initial limited intervention to protect Libyan civilians had become a policy of regime change. However that new policy did not include proper support and for a new government, leading to a political and economic collapse in Libya and the growth of ISIL in North Africa. It concluded that Lord Snooty the Third was ultimately responsible for this British policy failure.

US President Barack Obama also acknowledged there had been issues with following up the conflict planning, commenting in an interview with ‘The Atlantic’ magazine that Lord Snooty the Third had allowed himself to be “distracted by a range of other things”.

US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron trade bottles of beer to settle a bet they made on the U.S. vs. England World Cup Soccer game (which ended in a tie), during a bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada, Saturday, 26 June 2010Lord Snooty the Third Meeting with US President Barack Obama during the 2010 G20 Toronto summit.

Michelle ‘also disclosed her marriage went through some rocky times, especially after Barack Obama joined the Illinois state legislature, leaving her at home where she was forced to administer IVF shots herself.

Does Michelle realise how women who are not married to Presidents actually live? They would not consider having to ‘administer IVF shots’ themselves while their husbands were at work any great hardship.

They met a counsellor “a handful of times,” she writes, and she came to realise she was more “in charge” of her happiness than she had realised…’

As rich, powerful US citizens, Michelle and Barack would indeed have a substantial degree of control over their own happiness, even if Michelle had to inject herself while Barack was at work. The victims of Dafydd’s gang did not, no matter how often they were told that all they needed to do was to practice Mindfulness, or to ‘stay strong’, or to ‘stop catastrophizing’. They were still found dead because the Magic wasn’t sufficient to overcome the activities of a vicious gang of criminals. The Empowered Service Users and their carers would be constantly met with these sorts of platitudes whenever they tried to express their distress or desperation to the Top Doctors and others. They were continually reassured that they would be OK because they were Survivors. One man who’s relatives were told this after they raised their deepest concerns regarding his ability to cope was found dead weeks later. It is not that I wish to suggest that promoting a ‘victim’ identity is a good idea, but people in desperate situations are not helped simply by a rather less desperate person telling them that they are a survivor instead of offering constructive support.

She told ABC: “Marriage counselling for us was one of those ways where we learned how to talk out our differences. I know too many young couples who struggle and think that somehow there’s something wrong with them. And I want them to know that Michelle and Barack Obama, who have a phenomenal marriage and who love each other, we work on our marriage. And we get help with our marriage when we need it.”

Oh please. Are you and Barack such perfect, indeed phenomenal, people that the whole world only has to follow your shining example Michelle?? Just like those bloody arms of yours, to which middle-aged women were told to aspire? Don’t you realise that in the US as well as in other parts of the world, millions of people do not have the luxury of ‘getting help with their marriage’. Getting help with one’s marriage is a first world problem Michelle, rather like acquiring upper arms which are toned. If you are poor and busy, you don’t usually have such luxuries. And of course, many people who do ‘get help with their marriage’ do not find it that helpful. Experiences are mixed.

The couple met at the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin. In the book, Obama also describes falling in love one summer night in Chicago. “As soon as I allowed myself to feel anything for Barack, the feelings came rushing – a toppling blast of lust, gratitude, fulfilment, wonder.”

This is quite poignant, I’ve just read Cherie Booth’s autobiography, ‘Speaking For Myself’ and that volume, rather than being any meaningful analysis or inquiry, is full of this sort of thing, only being Cherie there’s also a lot about the size of her bum and her hips and how she couldn’t have managed without her hairdresser Andre travelling with her and how outrageous it was that Cherie wasn’t given a state-funded ‘budget’ to ‘dress’ herself.

Are there not a great many people living in considerable hardship in the US at the moment Michelle? Now, remind me, who won the last US Presidential election? Was it the Democrat candidate or the Republican candidate??? They were both very rich, but I can remember who won as a result of the great deal of disillusionment with the Democrat candidate… I wouldn’t have voted for Trump but I wouldn’t have voted for the rich spoiled white woman who blamed the women who had been sexually exploited by her husband for their own predicament either.

Obama’s speech at the 2016 Democratic convention in Philadelphia, in the throes of a presidential election, remains widely seen as the archetypal antidote to Trumpism. Her plea “When they go low, we go high,” became a cri de cœur for many progressives, though some say it is now time to fight the president on his own terms.

Your side lost Michelle. For some reason the glamour and glitz and the phenomenal marriage and the muscly arms did not achieve the desired effect.

Yes, you mentioned the ‘wingnuts’ and ‘kooks’ earlier. Was your family’s safety REALLY at risk Michelle? Just because Trump was rude? Furthermore I imagine that your family has a high degree of security, far higher than former British political leaders enjoy and they are pretty well-protected.

I am in hiding Michelle, one of my friends was murdered and attempts were made to kill two others. None of us has security and neither were we warned that a gang of very dangerous organised criminals had targeted us. When other victims of the gang complained about being terrorised or violently assaulted, they were dismissed by everyone as being nutters. That’s English for ‘wingnuts’ and ‘kooks’.

Trump suggested repeatedly and loudly in high-profile public forums that Barack Obama, who father was Kenyan, was not born in the US but on foreign soil and therefore ineligible for president. In fact, Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and eventually displayed his birth certificate. Trump eventually, reluctantly, conceded the US president was American-born.

Obama writes: “The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks. Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.”

It wasn’t very nice of him Michelle, but it wasn’t really a serious threat to your physical safety was it?

She expresses disbelief over how so many women would choose a “misogynist” in Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016. She remembers how her body “buzzed with fury” after seeing the infamous Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump brags about sexually assaulting women.

Indeed, Trump’s comments were appalling, but instead of expressing disbelief Michelle, you have to ask yourself why so many women did vote for Trump. There were analyses suggesting that Hillary was a toxic choice of candidate but no-one would listen. Hillary herself openly sneered and laughed at Bernie Sanders when he made a supportive comment to her during the campaigning, which Hillary interpreted as suggesting that she was the better candidate. Christ, I wouldn’t vote for someone who conducted themselves like that towards another candidate behaving gracefully.

Obama also accuses Trump of using body language to ‘stalk’ Clinton during an election debate. Trump’s message, according to Obama, in words which appear in the book in darkened print, was: “I can hurt you and get away with it.”

Trump didn’t hurt Clinton. He was moving around very close behind her, but he didn’t touch her. It was in a public place, in front of journos and cameras and Hillary’s supporters claiming that she was ‘stallked’ is insulting to people who really have been stalked. Interestingly enough Michelle, the members of that criminal gang told everyone who would listen that I was ‘stalking’ them. Now I have 10,000 documents written and signed by them clearly demonstrating that it was me who was being stalked by them. A claim – particularly by a famous woman – that they are being ‘stalked’ is easy to make and whips up emotions very easily, particularly if the putative ‘stalker’ is male.

Er, isn’t Hillary supposed to be a Strong Woman??? What Strong Woman feels ‘stalked’ and ‘hurt’ by a rather rude man moving around behind her in a crowded forum with security and cameras everywhere?

She writes how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to “block it all out”.

I’d Get Help with that if I was you Michelle…

Memoirs by former first ladies, including Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, have been bestsellers. ‘Becoming’ is part of a joint book deal with Barack Obama – whose memoir is expected next year – that is thought to be worth tens of millions of dollars.

Ah!!! OK, we have the rationale… Michelle has learnt how to control her own happiness…

The Obamas have said they will donate a “significant portion” of their author proceeds to charity, including the Obama Foundation. Obama launches her promotional tour on Tuesday at Chicago’s United Center, where tens of thousands of people have bought tickets – ranging from just under $30 to thousands of dollars – to attend the event moderated by Oprah Winfrey. Other stops on a tour worthy of a rock star are planned at large arenas including New York City’s Barclays Center and the Los Angeles Forum.

Will there be a bit more PR for a deeply corrupt medico-legal profession on the tour Michelle? We may well be in for a massive dose of such PR, because the according to ‘The New York Times’ Barack and Michelle are in talks to produce shows for Netflix and one possible show idea was for Barack to moderate debates on issues such as health care, climate change and immigration- all of which dominated his eight years in the White House. Eric Schultz, a senior adviser to the former President, did not confirm the plans, but said they would make sense. “President and Mrs Obama have always believed in the power of storytelling to inspire,” Schultz told the paper.

STORYTELLING – yes, it’ll be yet more ‘The doctors they were wonderful’.

Schultz stated of the Obamas that “Throughout their lives, they have lifted up stories of people whose efforts to make a difference are quietly changing the world for the better. As they consider their future personal plans, they continue to explore new ways to help others tell and share their stories.”

How about interviewing Merfyn regarding his efforts to improve the NHS in north Wales, only to find that a group of white-collar criminals conspired to allow patients to die in order to force him out of public life then Barack?

 

To return to The Guardian Online’s article about Michelle.

The high profile events are bound to reignite calls for a presidential run. A recent poll from Axios by SurveyMonkey found that if she ran for president in 2020, Obama would have a 13-point advantage over Trump, while TV star and media entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey would have a 12-point advantage.

Oh God, can’t a normal woman run for office, instead of massively rich women who do nothing but talk about their traumas on TV and flog everything about themselves for the highest price possible???

Obama has long said she has no interest in running for office, although she held a few campaign-style rallies before this week’s midterm elections, urging people to register to vote.

Michelle must be the only person on the planet with no interest in politics who has run a few campaign-style rallies.

She writes: ‘I’ve never been a fan of politics, and my experience over the last ten years has done little to change that. I continue to be put off by the nastiness.’”

You are maxing out on being the First Black First Lady Michelle and as for nastiness, I think that overblown accusations that a rude, tweeting man is encouraging ‘wingnuts’ and ‘kooks’ to physically attack your very well-guarded family is pretty bloody nasty.

 

Here’s Michelle, shy, retiring, with no interest in politics, yet at the same time deeply inspirational and no doubt passionate as well:

“I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly. What he did to our military made this country very unsafe.”

There you are Michelle, you need to respond to the allegation, not simply claim that Trump is encouraging violence and stalking Hillary. After all, he won the election so you weren’t listening to something.

Author Josh Kendall, who is currently writing a book about how the #MeToo movement casts a new light on presidential history, said: “The entire nation was moved by her plea during her speech at the DNC in 2016 to ‘go high’ instead of low. I would be surprised if a draft Michelle for 2020 drive wasn’t started some time at the beginning of her book tour.”

I don’t think that I’ll be able to cope with a rich lawyer who was married to a President basing her own Presidential campaign on a social media storm which claimed to represent powerless women… I had thought that nothing could surpass the party that Hillary organised for herself with the glass ceiling that she was going to symbolically break as soon as she was elected because she just KNEW that she was going to win, she didn’t need to wait for the voters to decide. Hillary had been booked for an appearance on ‘Woman’s Hour’ as well very soon after the date of the election and for weeks beforehand the ‘Woman’s Hour’ presenters kept telling listeners to remember to tune in because they would be hearing an interview with America’s First Woman President.

There was only thing that none of them accounted for:

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After Computer Said No, Hillary cancelled her appearance on ‘Woman’s Hour’. Which I thought was very rude of her what with all those Wimmin waiting to hear from their role model and Jenni Murray ready to toady and admire as never before, even if Hillary lost.

Someone in north Wales was as upset about Hillary not becoming President as ‘Woman’s Hour’ was, an Angel called Dee Jones aka Dee Gray. Dee was sacked from successive jobs but always bagged another one by blackmailing people with regard to her knowledge of criminal wrongdoing in the NHS in north Wales. Dee asked me to plant untrue damaging stories in the press about Merfyn when he was VC of Bangor University. When I refused, Dee yelled at me that Brown and I publishing about the abuse of psych patients in the NHS was damaging her career. Dee subsequently set up an Executive Coaching Consultancy and she is now selling her questionable expertise to the NHS Trusts that she knows to be neglecting and harming patients. See previous posts. After Hillary lost the election, Dee sent out furious tweets asking why a bad man always wins over a good woman…

 

At the end of the article about Michelle Obama, there was the following comment: ‘The Guardian is editorially independent, meaning we set our own agenda. Our journalism is free from commercial bias and not influenced by billionaire owners, politicians or shareholders. No one edits our editor. No one steers our opinion. This is important because it enables us to give a voice to the voiceless, challenge the powerful and hold them to account. It’s what makes us different to so many others in the media, at a time when factual, honest reporting is critical.’
It was ‘The Guardian’ who, back in the early 1990s, published untrue, damaging accusations that a senior sociologist at UCNW (Bangor University) was racially discriminating when making academic appointments, during the bun fight which resulted when Merfyn’s late wife Nerys crossed the path of Dafydd’s gang (see post ‘Badlands’). ‘The Guardian’ has never published anything about the en masse trafficking of children and vulnerable people by criminal gangs facilitated by the medical profession/NHS, with the active, willing involvement of social workers. The Guardian’s ‘Society’ pages for years accepted lucrative advertising funding from Social Services Depts which had been infiltrated by paedophile gangs without publishing anything about the abuse of children in those Depts. ‘The Guardian’ has robustly promoted Professor Peter Beresford as the Voice of the Mental Health Service User and has given his views much coverage, yet Beresford, a former social worker, has never been honest about the degree of abuse to which psych patients are subjected by the staff of the mental health services.
Merfyn’s late wife Nerys lived and worked in the US herself for a number of years; she was a sociologist who worked with Talcott Parsons’ team at Harvard. Nerys was previously married to a very high profile black Professor of Sociology at Harvard, known for his historical and cultural work on race in the US.
Michelle and Barack Obama are both graduates of Harvard Law School.
The person who co-ordinated the undermining of Merfyn when he was VC of Bangor University was Professor Fergus Lowe, an academic in the Psychology Dept who had been at Bangor since the early 1970s. When Fungus first joined that Dept, it was dominated by Dafydd and others who colluded with the abuse of children and psych patients in north Wales. In the late 1980s, Fungus overthrew Dafydd and dominated the Dept himself. Fungus then built his empire on the basis of his knowledge of who had colluded with Dafydd’s gang and basically blackmailed them. By such a process, Fungus netted millions and millions in research grant funding.
The University authorities planned to close the Psychology Dept at Bangor in the mid-1980s, because it was very small, failing and riddled with Dafydd’s corruption. It was Fungus who saved the Dept from closure, by holding a conference to which he invited the famous Harvard Professor of Psychology, B.F. Skinner. Fungus ensured that the conference and Skinner’s presence there received full media coverage and persuaded B.F. Skinner to lend his weight to the campaign to keep the Psychology Dept open. The real reason why the Dept remained open was that behind the scenes Fungus made it quite clear to people in High Places that the Psychology Dept was facilitating a paedophile/trafficking ring with links to the Royal Family and he had the names and details of the crimes of everyone involved. B.F. Skinner was used for PR.
See eg. posts ‘He’s Not The Messiah, He’s A Very Naughty Boy’, ‘Feet In Chains’ and ‘Sleeping With The Fishes’ and ‘Pets Win Prizes’ for more information about Fungus and the Psychology Dept at Bangor.
Fungus’s attack on Merfyn was launched while Merfyn’s wife Nerys was dying from a brain tumour after she had been told that there was no effective treatment available. Nerys died in the ‘care’ of the Walton Centre at Liverpool. The Walton Centre is run by Dafydd’s associates. Obviously I do not have any documentation relating to Nerys, but I have documentation relating to my own case which demonstrates quite clearly that no Top Docs anywhere in the UK would agree to provide me with effective treatment after I had complained about Dafydd and the gang. One of the most influential Top Docs with regard to the Walton Centre was Professor Robert Owen. Owen was the man who co-ordinated the cover-up when I complained about Dafydd and the gang in the 1980s. See posts ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE’ and ‘In Memoriam – Professor Robert Owen’.
Nerys’s ex-husband served as special adviser to Michael Manley, PM of Jamaica, 1972-79. He has appeared on PBS and has been a guest columnist in ‘The New York Times’. One of his recent articles in the latter, “The Real Problem With America’s Inner Cities,” used the lens of developmental sociology to analyse recent protests and looting in West Baltimore. In October 2015 he received the Gold Musgrave Medal in recognition of his contribution to literature.
Nerys’s ex-husband is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Ernest W. Burgess Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science; a Member of the American Sociological Association; and a Member of the Board of Directors of the New York Civil Rights Coalition.

I mentioned earlier in this post that I have not blogged about the worst of my experiences. Neither have I blogged about the worst of other people’s experiences, but I won’t forget what has happened to people who dared challenge the Top Doctors. Think about it Michelle, you’ll know who and what I am referring to here… Dafydd’s gang and their international network inflicted enormous damage on a great many people. As I mentioned in ‘The Point Is To Change It’, they stop at nothing, which of course your interview with ABC yesterday demonstrated. Now I suggest that the whole lot of you do as I requested in a previous blog post and belt up, because I have a great deal of very, very damning evidence and those deaths of NHS patients in north Wales are not going to go away, no matter how many flattering comments rich, powerful Americans make about the Top Doctors.

It is worth noting that when Barack Obama was pushing his Obamacare through, there were a great many UK NHS scandals which were never reported in the media. There was no discussion of the enormous problems with corruption in the NHS on the part of those Americans who were using the NHS as an exemplar of all that is selfless and pure about healthcare provision.

Merfyn is not big and American, in fact as that pompous wally Michael Grade enjoyed reminding Merfyn at a Meet The Governors evening in Cardiff, he’s small and Welsh. But he took on a bunch of absolute bastards that the Big Americans would not.

 

God how bloody pathetic they all are. This is who they are all pushing out so many boats to protect:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

 

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The Point Is To Change It

Previous posts and my post ‘Lest We Forget’ discuss the complete destabilisation of Bangor University by Dafydd’s gang and their associates from 2003 onwards, the witch-hunt to which my PhD supervisor and his wife were subjected and the plan to completely shaft the then VC, Merfyn Jones, because I had gained a PhD, was undertaking post-doc work and Brown and I had begun publishing about the excesses of the mental health services. Many paedophiles’ friends who were at each other’s throats united with a common purpose because the criminality that they had all been involved with for years was just so serious. The leader of the pack was Prof Fergus Lowe of the School of Psychology, who had built his career and his power base on overthrowing Dafydd’s influence in the University in the late 1980s and replacing it with his own equally toxic influence (see previous posts eg. ‘He’s Not The Messiah, He’s A Very Naughty Boy’ and ‘Feet In Chains’.)

As described in ‘Lest We Forget’, I realised that things were getting very nasty when I received a message from someone who’s daughter had died in the care of the mental health services in Powys telling me that a TV journo wanted to make a documentary on the appalling state of mental health care in the UK and they were interested in my story, yet the day before filming was due to begin the journo asked me to smear the VC when I was interviewed. When I refused I was told that filming could go ahead when I changed my mind. I heard no more, but I had previously been asked by an Angel who worked at Bangor University to place damaging untrue stories in the press about Merfyn after this Angel read an interview that I had given to a newspaper regarding the mental health services in Gwynedd…

Other gems were me being told that Professor Dylan Jones-Evans, an adviser to the Tory Party, intended to ‘blacken Merfyn’s name’ but he was going to wait until Merfyn’s wife had died before doing so, because it ‘will look bad’ if he did it while Nerys was terminally ill. Why was Nerys dying?? Just the little matter of the Top Docs at the Walton Centre finding that there was ‘nothing that they could do’ with regard to Nerys’s brain tumour. Of course some people do die from brain tumours, but Nerys died at a most convenient time for all those people who had stated that ‘we will get rid of him [Merfyn]’ before Nerys ever became ill. Dafydd’s gang ran the Walton Centre (see previous posts). Nerys had crossed the path of the gang herself in the early 1990s, which had resulted in fallacious allegations being made in ‘The Guardian’ about a senior sociologist at Bangor and Nerys was never forgiven (see post ‘Badlands’). Years later she married Merfyn and when he was appointed VC it was just too much for those we know and love to cope with.

At about the same time that Nerys died, a social worker who had been a colleague of Dafydd’s gang, along with her husband, was singing the praises of the Walton Centre who had successfully treated her for a brain tumour and now she was even back at work!

Ah the doctors they were wonderful!

Nerys and Merfyn were/are not neurosurgeons. How would they have ever known if the Top Docs – Dafydd’s associates – had told a few porkies about Nerys’s condition? Neither could they have relied on the second opinion of any other Top Docs; as experience has shown with me, Brown and two other witnesses, cross the paths of Dafydd and the gang and you will not get effective treatment no matter how ill you are and no Top Doctor at all will admit the truth, even if they keep a civil tongue in their head, a smile on their face and indulge in their very best ‘ooh don’t worry, we’ll look after you dear’. I have 30 years worth of documentation which demonstrates that.

At the same time that Dylan was waiting for Nerys to die so that he could blacken Merfyn’s name, another group of paedophiles’ friends were boasting about their plans to frame Merfyn for a crime.

Just before Nerys died, Fungus was telling Bangor University staff that they could forget about Merfyn now, he was finished and Fungus was in control. Dylan however was seriously pissed off because Merfyn ‘had been on his last legs but because he’s had compassionate leave he’s looking a bit better’.

It was widely known in the University that these things were happening, it was openly discussed. I was told that the RAE results were going to be terrible because so many people had co-ordinated to ensure a poor outcome to embarrass Merfyn, because his strategy was to build Bangor into a university with a solid research base. When Merfyn addressed the staff of the School of Education in his capacity as VC, I watched as, at 3-30 pm, the alarms of the watches of nearly everyone in the room went off simultaneously and they all walked out together, leaving Merfyn, my PhD supervisor and one Professor alone in the room with the post-lecture buffet. Many of those who staged the walk-out had previously worked as teachers in Gwynedd when that paedophile gang caused havoc, particularly among SEN kids. Brown and I had a lovely time with that buffet but if I’d been Merfyn I’d have sacked every one of those bastards. The associates of a gang of paedophiles on £40-50k pa who bugger off home at 3-30 pm and make a point of doing so when the VC has arrived to discuss the future of the University…

After the paedophiles’ friends walked out, an e mail was circulated to everyone in the School of Education from an ex-PE teacher inviting all to a meeting to discuss the very big threat that Merfyn posed to them what with his dangerous ideas of building up the research base of the University. My PhD supervisor turned up to find out what was going on only to find himself barred from entry. Paedophiles’ friends only!!!

Other joys at Bangor University at the time were the Finance Clerks Who Say Ni, who modelled themselves on the Knight Who Say Ni in ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. None Shall Pass…

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When we were writing big research grant bids which needed to be accompanied by spreadsheets detailing projected staff costs, materials, everything down to the last penny – which takes days and was the job of the finance dept – some of the finance clerks (not all, but enough of them to cause chaos) would simply say ‘you fill in the spreadsheet’ when they were presented with the documentation. They didn’t just do this to post-docs, I saw the delightful Gareth Who Said Ni flatly refuse to complete the spreadsheet needed by a senior Professor. The Finance Clerks Who Said Ni however did manage to fill in the spreadsheets required by Fungus and the Psychologists and Fungus didn’t even have to chop down a tree with a herring or give the Finance Clerks Who Said Ni a shrubbery. Faced with the Finance Clerks Who Said Ni, I completed my own spreadsheets. The procedure was that the bids had to then be signed off by the Chief Accountant. So I went over to his office, only to find that he was ‘in a meeting with the Psychology Dept and will not be available until next week’. By which time the deadline for submitting the bid would have passed. So the Chief Accountant Said Ni as well.

After the Finance Clerks Who Said Ni successfully caused serious problems, the Translators Said Ni. Because Bangor University is bilingual, all public lectures have to be accompanied with Welsh-English translation facilities and I and my colleagues used to do that for our seminars as well. As the paedophiles’ friends became angrier and angrier, we noticed that translators who had been booked weeks in advance either didn’t turn up to the events or turned up so late that we were unable to hold the lecture or seminar. We couldn’t go ahead without the Translators Who Said Ni because it would contravene the bilingual policy.

The Translators didn’t just Say Ni to small seminars held by my colleagues and I. The Translators Said Ni to Merfyn as well and they did it in spectacular style. At one major public lecture given by the VC which had been very heavily advertised and was fairly crucial, all the translating equipment was checked at the start of the lecture, as usual. It was working. Merfyn began giving the lecture – in Welsh – so all the English speakers put their headphones on. My headphones failed first. I signalled to the translator; I was ignored. Then other people’s headphones failed; they were ignored… Then our headphones came back on again, as Merfyn continued speaking. Then, through everyone’s headphones, loud and clear, came the sound of someone having a pee in the bogs next door. There is no way that was an accident, a Translator Who Said Ni took a microphone into the bog with them and ensured that the sound of them piddling was transmitted into everyone’s headphones. Merfyn had no idea what was happening but he noticed the expressions on the faces of those in the lecture and knew that something was going on. Everyone was far too polite to tell him what the Translators Who Said Ni had done, so after the lecture I told him: They recorded themselves pissing in the loos and made sure that the whole audience heard.

A mole has told me that the Translators Who Said Ni staged these happenings particularly when I was at the events. As usual, the desire of the paedophiles’ friends to cause problems for me screwed things up for a lot of other people as well.

OK Finance Clerks and Translators Who Said Ni, now I’m going to tell my readers where this spiteful campaign against me, my PhD supervisor and Merfyn ended up and I look forward to you trying to justify what you all resorted to.

 

Towards the end of his term as VC, Merfyn was appointed as a member of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The excesses of the NW Wales NHS Trust, the mortality rate, the litigation and the downright criminality of that Trust (see previous posts) had become so excruciatingly embarrassing that even the Welsh Gov’t could take no more and Edwina Hart, the then Health Minister, dissolved the Trust, along with the other two lethal, disastrous Trusts in north Wales and replaced them with the Betsi.

We cracked open the champagne, literally, foolishly believing that the services of the bunch of crooks and conmen – all associates of Dafydd – who had caused such destruction in the NHS in north Wales would now be dispensed with. Sadly not. Edwina’s past as a trade unionist and politician who had ignored so much criminality on the part of those we know and love meant that she was deeply compromised and couldn’t deal with them. There was a ‘no redundancies’ agreement with the NHS unions and almost every single one of those lying crooked bastards was recycled into the Betsi Board at their previous salary level, although I had given Edwina Hart enough documentary evidence to have had some of them arrested and charged, particularly Martin Jones, the CEO and Elfed Roberts, the Chairman. See previous posts.

Elfed was the only one who was not recycled into the new Betsi; he was given a seat on the Board of the Welsh Ambulance Trust instead. Martin had a job created for him, as the Director of the Workforce. There were ructions, people in north Wales were outraged at these crooks who had overseen such suffering and chaos just being transferred over to the new organisation. The outcome was that they were surrounding Merfyn, who was a new face in the NHS and the new CEO of the Betsi, Mary Burrows.

I and someone who made a witness statement about the threats and harassment to which he had seen me subjected were told repeatedly that ‘they won’t win’ and ‘when they lose, your life won’t be worth living’. Mary received death threats and I was told by a charming character that ‘we’ll take her out’. NHS union reps turned up to Board meetings and discussed threatening tactics outside in the corridor before the meetings got underway. Martin Jones began a blog, ‘The Workforce Director’s Blog’, which was no more than a vehicle for undermining Mary Burrows; every post was full of veiled insults and threats that were understandable to those of us who knew what was happening behind the scenes. Lies were spread about Mary in the locality and there was race hatred whipped up, Mary being American. I sat in meetings and heard racist insults and abuse directed at Mary.

After some months of sitting as a Betsi Board member, Merfyn resigned as VC. This was because he had been appointed as a SPAD to Leighton Andrews, the Welsh Gov’ts Education Minister and it would have been a conflict of interest for Merfyn to have held both positions. A rumour was sent around the University by the paedophiles’ friends that Merfyn had been embezzling the University funds and that was why he resigned.

After a year of Mary and the Betsi Board doing their best to reign the paedophiles’ friends in, an even bigger mushroom cloud went up when Merfyn was appointed Chairman of the Betsi. What followed was a wonder to behold.

Elfed Roberts began a campaign of terror against Mary and Merfyn when the Menai Deli, a sandwich shop which supplied the WRVS cafe in Ysbyty Gwynedd, lost the contract to Ginsters, a company based in Leicester. Not that is was anything to do with Mary and Merfyn, it was a decision made by WRVS HQ. Elfed’s campaign was based on the alleged ‘discrimination against a small Welsh business’. The small Welsh business in question being the Menai Deli, which happened to be owned by Elfed’s mates. Furthermore, its only contract was with the WRVS cafe in Ysbyty Gwynedd. Elfed’s wife was a leading light in the WRVS in north Wales. The Menai Deli was nothing more than a sub-contractor with regard to the cafe and it had bagged the contract through nepotism, it was not a ‘small Welsh business’, it was a scam. ‘Butty Wars’ was all over the ‘Daily Post’ for weeks and got as far as the London-based newspapers. WRVS HQ were subjected to hate mail and threats and the whole business affected their fund raising. See previous posts. Butty Wars succeeded in making north Wales look dreadful, just a bunch of racist, anti-English neanderthals.

The image of Wales was further tarnished at about the same time when Peter Hain’s house was surrounded by pro-hunting protesters and them telling journalists that Peter Hain ‘isn’t even Welsh, he’s fucking South African’. (I think that he’s Kenyan actually.) By the way liberators, Peter Hain’s mates were blown up and killed when he was in South Africa because he and his friends fought a bunch of racist bastards; Peter Hain was a braver man than you wankers. He came to the UK because he would have been killed if he’d stayed in South Africa. Furthermore, because he still insisted upon defending the rights of black people in South Africa when he was in the UK, someone tried to fit him up for a bank robbery and even after he was cleared, the old git of a Presiding judge insulted him. That judge was Sir Alan King-Hamilton, a friend of Sir Ronnie Waterhouse, Sir Ronnie being the man who concealed the VIP paedophile ring run by Dafydd and the gang.

Oh so you’re going to protest outside Peter Hain’s house because he’s not Welsh?? Why don’t you take a few corrupt judges who assisted a gang of paedophiles along with you, I’d recommend Huw Daniel myself, Huw’s Welsh as well, his dad was one of the founders of Plaid (see post ‘Tan yn Llyn’). Huw Daniel has spent his whole life kicking Welsh people who aren’t as privileged as him in the teeth. Is that to your liking? After you’ve invited a few corrupt Welsh judges to join you outside Peter Hain’s house in your protest re his racial origins, go and get your DNA analysed. No, it won’t show that you are related to the ancient Welsh Princes, no matter what Dafydd Iwan thinks, but you will find that you share over 90% of your DNA with vegetable matter, as does every other human being on the planet. DNA’s like that, it’s not very helpful to racist idiots.

I remember the dear old NF slogan well: ‘Racial purity means national security.’ Unfortunately for the NF, the Brits are one of the most mixed ‘races’ on earth…

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After the cause of Butty Wars was sadly lost, there was an attempt at a repeat performance when a lovely little Welsh company owned by Welsh people in the heart of Wales called Blas ar Fwyd lost its contract to supply the patients’ snacks trolley in Ysbyty Gwynedd with cakes containing even more sugar than Mr Kripling’s cakes. Who owns Blas ar Fwyd?? Dafydd’s son, Deiniol ap Dafydd.

Calon Lan!

Elfed and Dafydd only wanted the best for the patients of Ysbyty Gwynedd, which was why they ignored the sky high mortality rates and flogged the patients butties and snacks produced by businesses owned by their friends and relatives.

I knew someone who kept Elfed under observation during Butty Wars, while Elfed was picketing Ysbyty Gwynedd. Not only did Elfed use his time on the picket line to try to find tenants for one of the bungaloids that he owns, but he went in for making a few new friends on Facebook. However the silly old bugger was new to Facebook and he didn’t put any privacy settings up, so one could network among Elfed’s Facebook friends. Hilarious, there were retired coppers from forces known to have had problems with police corruption and the Chief Accountant of Bangor University was a Facebook friend of one of Elfed’s Facebook friends no less…

When Elfed was Chairman of the NW Wales NHS Trust, he had me repeatedly arrested, on one occasion for having pink hair and calling his car a penismobile. On another occasion Elfed had me arrested for ‘harassment’, the harassment being sending the Trust ‘reams and reams of e mails’. Which I did, I was trying to follow up a complaint that I had made after I’d been refused treatment and threatened by Angels and had been subjected to an attempt to frame me for a crime when I tried to access medical help . If somebody had investigated my complaint I would not have needed to have sent reams and reams of e mails. On that occasion, I was interviewed by a DC Steve Power, who admitted in front of the lawyer who accompanied me to the station, that Elfed had ordered my arrest because he was ‘fed up’ with me. Steve Power then told us that he was retiring in a matter of days anyway and that none of this was to do with him. I was released without charge. See post ‘After The Attempt To Frame Me…’.

I recognised DC Steve Power. He was the officer who some years previously had flatly refused to take down my complaint regarding an Angel and three healthcare assistants who had assaulted and injured me. The lawyer who witnessed DC Power’s taped confession re Elfed ordering my arrest because he was fed up with me was Frances Jones. I asked her to send me copies of Power’s taped confession but I heard no more from her. Frances Jones’s name appears on documents that my lawyers only sent me some three years ago. Frances was one of the lawyers involved in one of the attempts to frame and imprison me on the basis of the perjury of Gwynedd Social Services and Tony Francis et al back in the late 1980s/90s. See previous posts.

I saw Frances Jones again a few months after my arrest. She was sitting behind me at the memorial service for Prof Duncan Tanner, the Director of Research for Bangor University. Duncan died suddenly and unexpectedly in the care of Ysbyty Gwynedd, during a routine procedure that is not considered at all risky. Unless you’re in the hands of Ysbyty Gwynedd of course. At Duncan’s memorial service, a number of people insulted Merfyn. As Frances Jones sat behind me I heard her telling other people that the huge problems in Bangor University were a result of the VC.

No Frances, the problems were the result of the associates of a paedophile gang, who, including you, are a bunch of lying, multifaceted crooked bastards.

One of my friends in north Wales told me that Frances Jones is considered to be an excellent lawyer who is much in favour with ‘the villains of Anglesey’, ‘she gets them off every time’.

Anglesey County Council – located at Llangefni – has been famed for its corruption for many years and children in care on Anglesey were abused. Some Anglesey County Councillors went to prison and returned to their roles as Councillors when they were released.

Regular readers will know that Elfed was previously Acting Deputy Chief Constable of the North Wales Police and was obliged to leave the force under a cloud smelling strongly of corruption (see previous posts). Back in the Good Old Days, Elfed was the Sergeant at Llangefni Police Station on Anglesey. Elfed was one of those coppers at Llangefni who was mates with Dafydd, Dafydd living about four miles away from Llangefni. A veteran of Welsh language protests told me that she and her mates were assaulted by Elfed when they were campaigning.

After Dafydd’s charidee CAIS began providing ‘substance abuse services’ for north Wales, the heroin problem in the region exploded. Particularly in Llangefni. No-one could work out why, Llangefni is a just a small rural market town!

 

One of the senior managers at Ysbyty Gwynedd who colluded to undermine Mary and Merfyn was Trystan Pritchard. Trystan told someone known to me that he really liked Elfed because Elfed had done so much for the Welsh language. Trystan is a Bangor graduate who, before joining the NHS as a corrupt manager, was a journo. I watched Trystan having a very chummy meetings with a journo days before yet another bad news story about Merfyn hit the local papers. Trystan is a Freemason who is relatively young for the sort of boring corrupt old fart who dresses up in silly gear.

 

After war was waged with tasty morsels baked by friends and relations of Dafydd, the forces of hell were unleashed upon Mary and Merfyn. Patients were told by Top Doctors to write to their MPs to ‘complain about them’; the appointments system was sabotaged which meant that cancer patients only received urgent appointments through the post AFTER the date of their appointment had passed; the pathology lab test results were screwed up, consistently placing patients in danger and resulting in numerous complaints; rumours were spread around Bangor that Mary and Merfyn had mismanaged the Board’s finances so badly that they were responsible for the Board’s debt (no, the previous Financial Director of the NW Wales NHS Trust stuffed Elfed and Martin over before the Trust was dissolved and the funds disappeared with her); medical records disappeared when Mary tried to investigate serious complaints and staff lied to protect abusive colleagues; and lies were told by the Top Docs, Angels and middle managers about every aspect of patient care and safety, so Mary and Merfyn couldn’t take preventative measures because the info needed was actively witheld from them.

When Mary and Merfyn organised a patients’ consultation day with regard to the mental health services, Alun Davies the former manager of the Hergest Unit turned up along with a bunch of henchmen and tried to influence the outcome. The North Wales Community Health Council, ‘the patients voice’, was colonised by Top Doctors and Christine Evans, a retired surgeon, took over as Chair while admitting on her blog that she had taken the position to keep her former surgeon colleagues at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd out of trouble after the Royal College of Surgeons had written a damning report about their misconduct. See previous posts.

The BMA joined in the fun. They mobilised the wider BMA in Wales and also busied themselves locally. A local BMA group specific to North East Wales was formed with a grandiose name; it was actually Philip Banfield and his mates. Philip Banfield is an obstetrician at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd who knows all about Dafydd’s gang, Banfield has been in north Wales for years.

On another occasion the BMA held a meeting in one of the north Wales hospitals with regard to an election which contravened all proper procedures in the run-up to an election. Mary and Merfyn told the BMA that they could not hold such a meeting on NHS premises at a time of ‘purdah’. The BMA got arsey and decamped to an hotel down the road and held their procedure-breaching meeting there.

Unlike Elfed and Martin at the NW Wales NHS Trust, Mary did investigate patients’ complaints. She was up against it because many of the staff of the complaints dept had been inherited from the NW Wales NHS Trust and they continued to insult patients and ignore Mary’s instructions to investigate complaints. The NHS unions continued to protect abusive staff.

On Mary and Merfyn’s watch, Alan Roberts, a senior Angel at Ysbyty Gwynedd, was prosecuted and convicted when he threw a lady in her 80s across the ward and injured her. Roberts mounted a campaign in his defence which was backed by other Angels as well as union reps and student nurses were bullied into supporting him. He took his case to appeal, backed by his union (which I think was the RCN) and won. Roberts didn’t win because he didn’t assault the old lady, he won because it could not be proved that her injuries had resulted from him throwing her across the ward. The old lady wasn’t there to give evidence because she had died. Roberts had also impersonated a police officer which was never addressed.

Roberts ‘the gentle giant’ received much press coverage and after he won his appeal, he told the media that he would be returning to work as an Angel. Roberts’s wife was an intensive care Angel at Ysbyty Gwynedd and She Stood By Him, as did his son, who was a student Angel.

After one of his court hearings, Alan Roberts shook his fist at me as he left. Why did I attend court? Because when the NW Wales NHS Trust was run by Martin and Elfed, Alan Roberts refused to treat me, threatened me and accused me of ‘impersonating a GP’. My subsequent complaint about him was never investigated and Martin told me that it was me who been ‘threatening and aggressive’ to Roberts. So Martin and Elfed ensured that Roberts remained in his job as an Angel, in a senior role, where he later threw an elderly lady patient across the room and injured her. See post ‘Two Dangerous Very Dishonest Nurses’.

 

After public protests and much ranting in the press over Mary and Merfyn’s alleged plans for the NHS in north Wales – no plans had been finalised, but the paedophiles’ friends spread panic across the region by telling bare-faced lies – Mary and Merfyn held a public meeting, at which they strove to be as honest and transparent as possible. They were met with a baying mob who threatened them with physical violence, in front of the journos, TV cameras and politicians who also attended the meeting. Not one person called for calm and the threats of violence towards Mary and Merfyn were not reported in any media outlet. What was reported was that the whole of north Wales were livid over that dreadful Mary and Merfyn who Weren’t Listening To The People.

I don’t know who the baying mob were, but I don’t think that they constituted The People. I had arrived for the public meeting early and I saw that baying mob disembark from a series of coaches, only to be greeted by a man with an NHS lanyard around his neck yelling cheerfully that ‘this is the day that Mary Burrows gets her P45’ and that today will be the day that they get the bitch out.

After threatening Mary and Merfyn, the baying mob walked out waving their fists and the meeting was closed shortly after. As people filed out of the door, the man who had greeted the coaches went absolutely apeshit. He started screaming at Mary that there would be blood and throwing chairs around the room. He was tended to by someone else who had an NHS lanyard around her neck who dispensed kind words in his moment of trauma. If that man had been an Empowered Service User he would have been arrested, charged and probably remanded in custody.

 

So who was the problem? A bunch of lying thugs who had facilitated a paedophile gang for years? Of course not, it was Mary and Merfyn as any fule kno. They listed to patients, they investigated complaints, they held public consultations, OF COURSE THEY HAD TO GO!!!

 

In June 2013, Merfyn and Mary hit the headlines of the London-based media as well as the north Wales media when they resigned after the publication of a damning report about patient care and safety at the Betsi. The report was compiled in the wake of a C difficile outbreak in which patients had died. Merfyn gave interviews and some of them are still available on BBC News Wales archive clips. He reflected on the report which had stated that there had been a breakdown between ‘ward and Board’ at the Betsi and that he and Mary had not been aware of what had been happening at ward level. Merfyn stated that he had to accept that was indeed true, they had not been aware of a number of matters of which they should have been aware. He told the BBC that he had not been able to effect change and he had therefore offered his resignation to the Health Minister Mark Drakeford and Drakeford had accepted it.

Merfyn did not tell the media that there had been a conspiracy to keep crucial information from the Board. He did not tell them that Mary and he had received hate mail and death threats. He did not tell them that I and other people who had complained about the NW Wales NHS Trust had been threatened, assaulted, repeatedly wrongly arrested and unlawfully refused all NHS treatment. Merfyn did not tell them that I had given Drakeford’s predecessor Edwina Hart enough evidence to have Elfed, Martin and a number of Top Docs and Angels arrested and that Edwina had simply refused to act. Neither did Merfyn tell the BBC that when he had been VC of Bangor University, a post-doc was asked to smear him in a documentary about the mental health services and two PhD students who were friends with that post-doc had been followed around University premises by off duty police officers and intimidated.

Perhaps Merfyn should have just said ‘I’m dealing with the associates of a fucking paedophile gang here who have deliberately let patients die in order to force my resignation’, but the BBC probably wouldn’t have broadcast that because Jimmy Savile had been a visitor to Bryn Estyn and one boy alleged that he had been gang-raped while Savile looked on.

 

 

The report that condemned Merfyn and Mary was compiled by the WAO (Welsh Audit Office) and HIW (Health Inspectorate Wales).

At the time of the report, the Auditor General for Wales was Huw Vaughan Thomas. Huw Vaughan Thomas was Chief Executive of Gwynedd County Council, 1991-96. Huw was Chief Exec of Gwynedd CC while the paedophile gang were active in Gwynedd’s children’s homes and while employees of Gwynedd Social Services lied about me and other patients to the police and on oath in attempts to secure convictions against us. Huw Vaughan Thomas was Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council when Patient F was denied access to his own baby on the basis of unproven allegations that he was a ‘risk’ to the baby. The baby was brought up in the care of a family with two adult male sex offenders in the household. F and other people raised concerns about one of these offenders and Gwynedd Social Services admitted that he had confessed to indecently assaulting two 10 year old boys. No action was taken against him, not even when he and his friend subsequently offered their services as babysitters and yet more complaints were made about them. F was never given access to his own child and the family whom Gwynedd placed F’s baby with later left the area. F never saw his child again and did not know where he was. See previous posts.

Huw Vaughan Thomas was appointed as Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council in the middle of the North Wales Police’s investigation into the possibility of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Chester. The investigation was closed in 1992 and the police stated that no evidence of any ring had been found.

The child protection officer who denied F access to his child and who refused to even hold a case conference when F raised concerns that his baby could be at risk from the sex offenders in the household where his baby was being raised was Jo Bott. Jo Bott was a former police officer who was subsequently employed by Gwynedd Social Services.

Jo Bott alleged that F’s new wife had been ‘harassing’ the mother of F’s baby and ordered F’s wife to ‘leave her alone’. F’s wife had had no contact with the mother of F’s child since the baby was about two weeks old. The contact then was a visit to deliver clothes and a present for the baby. Because as Jo Bott knew damn well, F’s new wife had been friends with F and his stepchildren for a number of years and had paid for meals and lent the family money when they needed it. Hadn’t she Bott??? In fact the reason that she got to know F was that he found out about the attempts to imprison her on the part of Gwynedd Social Services and the Top Doctors and having been wrongfully imprisoned himself by the same people, F offered advice. F also offered other Empowered Service Users who were being abused and neglected by Jo Bott’s colleagues advice, which was why so many people used to congregate at his house in Bethesda…

Then there was the visit that F received from armed men when he put his house up for sale. No of course he didn’t tell Bott et al, but all the Empowered Service Users knew about it.

 

After Bott told F’s new wife to leave the mother of F’s baby alone, F’s new wife received nearly £1000 worth of bills from F’s former partner which had been run up in F’s name, along with a demand that she pay them. Then a few weeks later came a demand for some baby equipment. Oh then after that F and his new wife were offered baby photos of the baby that F was not allowed to visit – accompanied by a demand for more money of course…

Leave her alone??? F and his new wife wished that the malicious cow had moved to Jupiter but it really was quite difficult to escape her as the baby was wheeled past their house at regular intervals.

Then there was Martin, a young man who had witnessed everything re F’s baby, who was found dead in the road near Bethesda, at about the time that Huw Vaughan Thomas took up his job as Auditor General for Wales. Martin had witnessed rather more as well, because he was the father of the baby of F’s former partner’s daughter’s baby. Martin applied for custody when he discovered that the mother of his baby was battering the living daylights out of the baby. Gwynedd Social Services told Martin that they would be awarding custody to his former partner if she turned up to the hearing. Fortunately for Martin and his daughter, Mandy couldn’t even be arsed to go to the hearing so Martin was able to bring up his little girl. Until he was found dead that was.

So Huw Vaughan Thomas, who presided over this nightmare, had the final say on Merfyn’s performance as Chair of the Betsi Board!!!

For the full background on Huw Vaughan Thomas and his long list of public appointments – Huw has also been Chief Executive of Denbighshire County Council and a member of the Parole Board, among many other things – see post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’.

Huw: presided over a murderous paedophile gang:

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Why was there was vacancy as the Auditor General for Wales for Huw to step into? The vacancy arose when Jeremy Colman, the former Auditor General for Wales, resigned and was in 2010 jailed for the possession of child porn (see post ‘The Reality Is, There Is No Problem’).

 

Huw Vaughan Thomas wasn’t the only person who was responsible for those harsh words about Merfyn, I must be fair here. After all, HIW compiled the report in partnership with Huw Vaughan Thomas. The Chief Executive of HIW was Dr Peter Higson. Peter Higson had previously been a clinical psychologist at the North Wales Hospital; the manager of the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and the manager of the mental health services across the whole of north Wales. Peter Higson was a colleague of Dafydd’s and a good friend of Fergus Lowe.

Peter Higson had a little break away from his multiple roles in the NHS as a facilitator of Dafydd’s gang. In the early years of the millennium, Higson was the interim Chief Executive of ELWa, a Welsh quango responsible for education and training. The Chair of ELWa was Enid Rowlands. Who is married to Huw Vaughan Thomas. Enid is a psychology graduate who comes from north Wales! Just like Peter! There was a bit of a row in 2003 when Enid was Chair of ELWa because £2 million found its way into the pockets of a company called Avanti and no-one could explain where the money had gone after that. Enid refused to resign, even when it was revealed that accounting procedures had not been followed and that conflicts of interest had not been declared when Peter was appointed as interim Chief Exec of ELWa, even though Peter was a Director of the North Wales Health Authority and Enid Chaired that Authority!

Enid has clocked up nearly as many public appointments as her husband has. Among other things, Enid was/is Chair of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority; was a member of the GMC for eight years; was UK Chair of Victim Support; was a member of the North Wales Police Authority; was/is a member of the S4C Authority; was/is a member of BUPA Council. See previous posts, including ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’.

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ELWa eventually disappeared in disgrace although sadly Enid didn’t and Peter Higson was appointed as the Chief Executive of the newly created HIW. In that role, Peter Higson refused to investigate all of my very serious complaints about the North West Wales NHS Trust. But then Peter had, years previously, refused to investigate all of my complaints about Dafydd et al and Gwynedd Social Services.

 

So, after Merfyn was set up and blown out as Chair of the Betsi, a new Chair was appointed. It was Dr Peter Higson. After Higson took up the Chair of the Betsi Board, HIW was declared to be in such a sorry state that it was ‘not fit for purpose’. Peter Higson was the only Chief Executive that HIW had ever had and he had been there from its creation.

Do any readers know if the creation of HIW might have been the idea of a man called Peter Higson or one of his friends or relatives?

When Peter Higson was appointed Chair of the Betsi Board, Margaret Hanson was appointed as his Vice-Chair. Margaret had previously worked as a children’s and family social work team leader for Cheshire Social Services. Dafydd’s gang operated in Cheshire as well as in north Wales, through the social services. Margaret was also a Councillor in Cheshire. Margaret Hanson is married to David Hanson, the Labour MP for Delyn in north east Wales. David was also a Councillor in Cheshire; Davies was appointed as Miranda’s PPS in 2001, when all those people were yelling in the aftermath of the publication of the Waterhouse Report that Waterhouse had been a huge cover-up. See previous posts for further info about the Hansons.

When Peter and Margaret took over at the Betsi, Margaret commented to the media that she was appalled at the state of the Betsi and she really didn’t know what those previously at the helm had been thinking of.

It is now more than five years since Merfyn and Mary resigned from the Betsi. Mary sadly died of cancer a few years ago, but not before the ‘Daily Mail’ published an article about her, denouncing ‘her shameful legacy’. There has been scandal after scandal after scandal at the Betsi since Mary and Merfyn resigned. There have been allegations of severe staff bullying and an Angel who blew the whistle on the Tawel Fan Scandal, the biggest EMI patient abuse scandal in the history of the UK, received death threats and was sacked by the Board. Not one of the Angels who were filmed undercover swearing at patients who were crawling around naked on floors covered in faeces and urine was disciplined. The Angels gave interviews to the ‘Daily Post’ stating that there was nothing wrong with the care in Tawel Fan ward and that the relatives who complained were ‘troublemakers’. Some of the same Angels were subsequently caught abusing patients in the ward to which they had been transferred after Tawel Fan closed down. None of them have been disciplined.

The obstetric service at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd was found to be so dangerous that a hit squad was sent in from the Welsh Gov’t to ‘turn it around’. There were accusations that the behaviour of one obstetrician was so crazed and intimidating that it had caused meltdown in the service. Phil Banfield is the senior obstetrician at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. The Board was placed in special measures and the first goal of the hit squad was to ‘achieve normality’ in the maternity service. The Board remains in special measures all these years later because normality has still not been achieved.

The abnormality of the obstetric service at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd had obviously been missed by Huw Vaughan Thomas’s wife Enid, who was Chair of the North Wales Health Authority long before Mary and Merfyn got near the Betsi. But Peter Higson, being a Director of the North Wales Health Authority had missed the abnormality along with Enid. But then Peter’s mate Prof Bob Woods from the School of Psychology at Bangor University has been north Wales’s expert in dementia care for decades now, so he must have been something to do with the abnormality at Tawel Fan. Another of Peter’s many roles was that of a lecturer on the clinical psychology course at Bangor University. Bob Woods was Director of that course and before the North Wales Hospital was closed down, clin psy students did their ‘training’ placements under the lecherous eye – and hands – of Dafydd.

Peter Higson is also a member of the Council at Bangor University. After Peter was appointed to the Council, Bangor University awarded Peter’s sister, Dr Ruth Hussey, an honorary degree. Ruth was Chief Medical Officer for Wales, 2012-16. Ruth was CMO for Wales when the Betsi was failing to achieve normality, in spite of the best efforts of the hit squad from the Welsh Gov’t. See post ‘Topsy and Tim’ for further details of Peter And Ruth’s biographies.

 

Well after Merfyn and Mary resigned, the Betsi Board effectively went bankrupt and the Welsh Gov’t bailed it out. Several times. But still the Board couldn’t manage. The Board has a recruitment crisis in every aspect of its work, no-one wants to work for the NHS in north Wales in any capacity. Litigation against the Board is soaring and the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales has spoken out repeatedly about the worrying number of complaints that he is dealing with about the Betsi. The mortality and suicide rates for north Wales are some of the worst in Europe and have got worse since Mary and Merfyn departed.

Since Mary and Merfyn resigned, the Betsi’s performance, on every measure, has plummeted and the Board has sunk so deeply into the red that it doesn’t make sense for the Welsh Gov’t to talk about giving the Betsi a bail out to enable it to balance the books. The Board is bankrupt, has been for quite some time and it is sinking deeper and deeper and deeper.

 

The Tory AM Mark Isherwood some months ago made a speech in the Senedd in despair at the state of the Betsi and the patient harm and deaths, ending it with ‘this cannot be allowed to continue’. Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Gov’ts Minister for Health told Mark to stop talking down the NHS.

As for those politicians who sat in silence in that public meeting some six years ago while an organised mob hurled threats and abuse at Merfyn and Mary, they are still in office. One was Darren Millar, the Tory AM for Clwyd West. To be fair to Darren, he is the only politician who in recent years has called for prosecutions with regard to the abuse of patients at the Betsi.

Another of the politicians was Plaid’s Llyr Huws Gruffydd. I had met Llyr before I saw him sit in silence at that meeting. I had previously e mailed him and given him full details of the extended neglect and abuse of a friend of mine at the hands of the mental health services in north Wales. Llyr wrote me a very nice e mail back saying that this sounded shocking. When the mental health services heard that I was writing to politicians, they admitted my, by then, very very ill, suicidal friend to a psych ward in Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Llyr turned up and the Angel in charge told him that there were no problems at all re my friend. Llyr told me that my friend was in safe hands. My friend was discharged the next day and, once more, unlawfully refused NHS care. He became destitute and nearly died some months later. I never heard from Llyr again, although I did e mail him and tell him what was happening to my friend.

The third politician who sat in silence at the public meeting was the Labour AM for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones. Ann Jones regularly comments on her support for the NHS and its wonderful staff. She has never said a word about the escalating horror prevailing at the Betsi since Mary and Merfyn’s departure. But then Ann Jones never said a word about the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal despite being on the scene throughout it all. Jones was born and educated in Rhyl, was a Rhyl Town Councillor and a Denbighshire County Councillor. Ann Jones is Deputy Presiding Officer of the Welsh Assembly. I am still on the mailing list for many of the things which I was involved when I was still in Wales and a few days ago I was invited to a Wimmins Event with Ann as a guest speaker. I’ll give that one a miss, I don’t want to be told that Ann is my role model. Even if I did feel in need of a role model, I would not choose Ann.

 

A third person resigned along with Merfyn and Mary, that was Dr Lyndon Miles, the Vice-Chair of the Betsi Board. I always found Lyndon very pleasant and approachable and after the threats and abuse at the public meeting, I bumped into him in a cafe and he told me that the Board were getting a very bad time but they were determined to see this through. Two weeks later Lyndon resigned and I think that he resigned before Mary and Merfyn.

Lyndon wasn’t crazed and threatening like the other Top Doctors, but he definitely knew what they were doing and had known for years. Lyndon is a GP and arrived in Bangor in about 1984, when the gang called for reinforcements. The reinforcements were all like Lyndon, they weren’t obviously mad a la Dafydd et al but they colluded with Dafydd and the gang. Lyndon was a GP in the Student Health Centre in UCNW, he worked with Dr D.G.E. Wood, Liz Stables and Gwynne the lobotomist who were facilitating the trafficking ring. Lyndon was the GP of my housemate Anne Vernon when she was killed by the gang. Lyndon was also the GP of the young female psych patient who was used for sex by the junior gynaecologists of Ysbyty Gwynedd, made pregnant twice by them and then coerced into abortions which they had arranged. She was subsequently refused all NHS treatment and told that if she wanted to access care she’d have to move to England. See post ‘Another Case Of Not Knowing?’

Lyndon worked as a GP in north Wales throughout the worst of Dafydd’s gang; he was there during the rapes of the kids in care, the unlawful denial of access to NHS abortions anywhere in north Wales thus forcing women into the hands of the dangerous ‘private’ abortionist in Chester, the framing of victims of the gang, the banging them up in high security hospitals, the constant suspicious deaths and suicides, the forging of records and throughout the Waterhouse Inquiry, Lyndon knew about it all and he has never said a word. He also knew what happened to me. Lyndon also spent years as Vice-Chair of the Gwynedd Local Health Board. Lyndon knows all about the murdering criminal bastards.

Lyndon is now Chair of St David’s Hospice, an institution run entirely by Dafydd’s gang. Alun Davies became Chief Exec of St David’s Hospice when the deaths and suicides of patients and staff at the Hergest Unit meant that even Davies was too embarrassed to remain as the Director of the mental health services for the NW Wales NHS Trust any longer. When Davies retired from St David’s Hospice just a few years ago, Trystan Pritchard was appointed Chief Executive. See post ‘The CEOs of St David’s Hospice’.

 

It is clear that Dafydd’s gang and their associates did indeed precipitate a situation in which patients died at the Betsi in order to cover Merfyn with crap and force him to resign as Chair.

Perhaps someone needs to hold the following people to account:

The Director of the Pathology labs who knew that infection was raging throughout the hospitals managed by the Board but did not control the situation or keep Merfyn and Mary informed. That person is Dr Avril Wayte. Avril is a member of the Board of Dafydd’s charidee CAIS.

Avril is married to Dr Donald Wayte, a retired pathologist. For years, Donald Wayte was the senior pathologist for north Wales. Highlights of Don’s career included accusing parents, in public, who’s children had died of SIDS of having murdered them on the basis of absolutely no evidence at all and taking the 15 yr old son of a friend of his into the hospital to work with him without gaining permission or ethical clearance from anyone. The teenager had a lovely time, he saw the dead bodies, the lot, thanks to dear old Don.

Don played a key role in many a Nasty Case and an ‘Orrible Murder, what with ruling the roost over the whole of north Wales for many of the years that Dafydd’s gang ran riot, years in which north Wales became famous for its corruption in medico-legal circles, the fitting up of innocent people and the ludicrous explanations for the suspicious deaths of so many victims of and witnesses to the crimes of Dafydd’s gang. People were found hanging, found dead from overdoses, they were hit by cars, they fell out of windows, down embankments, out of trains going at speed, they were killed in fires, there was no end to the untimely and unfortunate deaths of so many in north Wales who had encountered Dafydd et al. The coroner or judge presiding over the trial often relied on the evidence of Dafydd’s mate Don.

Don was the pathologist who gave evidence at the July 1996 trial of Howard Hughes. Hughes was found guilty of the 1995 rape and murder of a little girl called Sophie Hook, who disappeared from a tent in a garden in Llandudno and who’s body was later recovered from the sea. Howard was a wrong ‘un, everyone knew that, especially the police. Howard had a chromosome abnormality which caused him to grow very tall, he is getting on for 7 foot high. Howard also has learning disabilities and cannot read and write, so he could not read the statement that he made to the police. Howard has always denied knowing anything at all about Sophie’s disappearance. He came under suspicion because he was seen on a footpath near the garden from where Sophie disappeared. But nowhere near the time that Sophie disappeared. Furthermore, the garden where Sophie was camping is in a suburban part of Llandudno, so a lot of people were on that path.

The police seemed to know that they were looking for a big man with learning difficulties because they told the world that they were looking for a big brute. They found one shortly after saying that and arrested Howard. They had to release him again because there was absolutely no evidence linking him with the crime. While Howard was out, the police raided his house and most conveniently found child porn. So he was re-arrested. Howard was remanded in custody and when he was in prison on remand, another prisoner, a convicted child sex offender maintained that Howard had confessed to Sophie’s rape and murder. The account that this prisoner gave of Howard’s confession sounded rather like the fantasy of a child sex offender. That statement was the only evidence linking Howard to the Sophie’s disappearance. Everything else was pure speculation, including the allegation of ‘he was seen carrying her dead body’. No he wasn’t. Someone said that they thought that they saw someone who might have been Howard carrying a sack with something in it late one night. But there was no evidence that the person was Howard, if indeed such a person was seen and who knows what was in the sack, if there was a sack, which was far from certain. There was absolutely no evidence against Howard except for the confession of a convicted sex offender who also admitted that sometimes he did make things up but he hadn’t on this occasion.

Dafydd’s mate Don gave an account of the terrible injuries that had been inflicted on Sophie’s body, but true to form, Don didn’t just confine himself to that. Don explained exactly what Howard had done to Sophie. How Don knew this I don’t know, because much of his evidence could not have been extrapolated from the injuries postmortem on a body recovered from the sea, but Don Knew. See previous posts for further details.

When Howard Hughes was sentenced, the world heard the details of his previous, which was terrible, I would be wary of someone with a criminal record like Howard’s. Indeed, I nearly was someone with a criminal record like Howard’s. If every attempt that Dafydd and the gang had made to fit me up had been successful, I would have a criminal record like Howard Hughes. And it would all be a load of cobblers.

Howard was arrested, convicted and imprisoned at the time that Dafydd’s gang repeatedly tried to fit me up for serious offences by planting evidence, committing perjury and I am told, paying people to lie about me. The gang became very busy after 1994, because Brown had sent them yet more evidence of Dafydd trying to bribe me into dropping my complaint about him and I and another patient also had a meeting with two members of the Mental Health Act Commission and told then that serious complaints about Dafydd were not being investigated, including that of him sexually exploiting patients. Our complaints were still not investigated, but we were arrested.

The reason why I am so cautious before screaming for Howard’s knackers on a platter, is that from quite a young age, everyone responsible for Howard’s diagnoses, care and ‘assessments’ were associates of Dafydd and the gang. Howard had also been in Bryn Estyn, where he maintained that he was abused. Howard’s claim for compensation re Bryn Estyn was rejected on the grounds that he had serious criminal convictions. But then most of the boys from Bryn Estyn did, because if they weren’t brutalised and driven mad by being beaten and gang raped, they were fitted up by Dafydd’s gang to discredit them. Howard had also spent time in Garth Angharad, the ‘hospital for mentally abnormal criminals’ near Dolgellau. Except that it wasn’t a hospital at all, it was an isolated building hidden away which was owned by a solicitor who was later struck off for stealing his clients’ money. Before that occurred, the struck off solicitor had owned and managed children’s homes and schools, where the kids had been abused. Even Ronnie Waterhouse didn’t have a good word to say about the owner of Garth Angharad, Paul Hett. See previous posts.

I didn’t know of the existence of Garth Angharad until a few years ago when I received my own files. In the late 1980s, when I was sitting in a London medical school as a postgrad student, a case conference had been held about me in Garth Angharad, without my knowledge, by a man of whom I had never heard, who took evidence about me from people of whom I had never heard. The conclusion was that I was extremely dangerous, capable of murder and should be banged up in a high security hospital as soon as poss. See post ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’. The reason why the case conference about me was held in Garth Angharad was that the man who held it, Dr Chris Hunter, of whom I had never heard, was visiting Garth Angharad to see one of his patients there. Hunter was a mate of Dafydd’s gang which was why Tony Francis and Dafydd had asked him to hold a case conference about me. Chris Hunter also had patients in Ashworth Hospital – where patients were raped and beaten by Angels, one patient being battered to death – in Whitchurch Hospital and in the Caswell Clinic in Bridgend. All of these places were receptacles for the victims of Dafydd’s gang who complained about him. They were hospitals in name only.

 

The Top Doctor who used to sit on the Betsi Board as the Top Docs’ representative at the time of Merfyn’s resignation has more than a few questions to answer. I can’t remember his name, but he was rude, awkward as fuck and highly defensive. He refused to co-operate with anything that Merfyn and Mary suggested re improvements in patient care and he took an entrenched position on absolutely everything.

 

The Health Minister who so willingly accepted Merfyn’s resignation and smugly announced that he would be appointing a replacement, which was Peter Higson was of course this blog’s old friend Mark Drakeford. Drakeford worked as a social worker for Dyfed Social Services when a paedophile gang operated in Dyfed Social Services which had links to Dafydd’s gang. Drakeford served as Rhodri Morgan’s SPAD for years while the slaughter continued apace in north Wales and when serious complaints went uninvestigated. When Drakeford was Health Minister, bombs went off under him constantly, NHS deaths, scandals, corrupt practices, the lot. He refused to accept responsibility for any of it. During that time, I wrote to Drakeford and gave him full details of a medical research fraud that I had witnessed. I did not receive a reply and some three weeks later, Drakeford appeared with members of the team who perpetrated the fraud at a media PR event, promoting the fraud.

Just a few weeks ago, Mark Drakeford’s 31 year old son was sentenced to eight years in prison for the prolonged violent rape of a young woman. Drakeford junior was also charged with grooming a child.

 

Martin Jones, the Director of the Workforce at the Betsi who hated Merfyn and Mary, was one of the leaders of the lynch mob and after all those scandals at the Betsi was appointed Director of Investigations for NHS Wales. Martin is now the ultimate man for investigating complaints in Wales’s NHS…

 

The PM when Merfyn was forced out by a bunch of psychopaths who conspired to allow patients die to make him look bad was Lord Snooty the Third. Health is a devolved responsibility, so the Betsi was nothing to do with Lord Snooty the Third, but as previous posts (eg. Lord Snooty The Third) explained, Lord Snooty had a great deal to do with what was going on in north Wales. As indeed did Cherie, Miranda, Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband (see post ‘Lest We Forget’).

 

The Torygraph, the newspaper most supportive of Lord Snooty the Third, some 10 years ago, ran a flattering report about an Angel from Ysbyty Gwynedd, Stephen Gallagher, who was in the TA and while on duty in Afghanistan, had ‘saved a boy’s life’. The story was substantially untrue, breached confidence and put the lives of the boy and his family at risk. I had made a complaint about Gallagher some months previously, after he had refused to treat me and threatened me. Martin Jones destroyed the CCTV that showed Gallagher doing this. I was told that the senior managers of the NW Wales NHS Trust had given the story about Major Gallagher the War Hero to the Torygraph. I was also told that before he had threatened me, there was already a note on Gallagher’s HR file saying that his competence and integrity could not be relied upon, after a Top Doctor made a complaint about him. Some time after Gallagher appeared in the Torygraph, he threatened me again and two witnesses made a statement detailing what they had seen. One of the witnesses worked at Ysbyty Gwynedd and then Gallagher threatened her. She was subsequently accused of conspiring with me to ‘get’ the Trust Board. There was no investigation into any of the complaints that arose from any of this. See post ‘Two Dangerous, Very Dishonest Nurses’.

 

For crying out loud, get it into your heads everyone, Dafydd’s gang don’t have and never did have any limits. They fitted complainants up and had them imprisoned for years or banged up in high security hospitals and they murdered witnesses. They have ruled north Wales for decades and what a legacy there is. I thought that they were pretty bloody stupid coming after a young woman with a postgrad degree in medical sciences, but they stop at nothing, nothing at all. They made statements claiming that I had attempted to stab someone. Then admitted that no, I had done no such thing. They made statements saying that I had tried to throttle someone. Then admitted that no, I had done no such thing. They made statements saying that I was known to carry and use weapons. They were not able to show evidence of this. Or of their allegation that I had held an Angel hostage. Or that I have been in prison for attacking someone with a knife. Or that I had sexually assaulted a psychiatrist. Yet no-one would take action against this lot, no-one.

Then in 2013 they let a load of patients die because they wanted to force out a man who had been a VC and Governor of the BBC and who’s wife had died at their hands. I recommend that Merfyn hires a lawyer and obtains copies of his medical records. They probably explain that it was really him who raped that young woman, not Mark Drakeford’s son at all, but what with his wicked ways, Merfyn blamed it all on Drakeford junior.

Just for the record: Merfyn was my ultimate boss for a number of years when I worked at Bangor University. I never ever witnessed him raise his voice to anyone, swear at anyone, lose his temper or even be rude to someone else. I saw him look really fucking exasperated as the paedophiles’ friends insulted him, shouted at him in public and refused to do the jobs for which they were so generously paid while treating staff and students appallingly. He should have broken his code of conduct and fucking well flattened the lot of them.

Now, all the names of those worthless bastards who assisted in the deaths of those patients to force Merfyn to resign please, to me at this blog or via my e mail address and I’ll name every one of them…

 

Here he is in his well-dressed man disguise, you can tell he’s a wrong ‘un:

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Someone else who’s attempted a well-dressed man disguise:

‘There is no evidence that Dr Jones ever behaved unprofessionally or in any way that was not in the best interests of his patients.’

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Lest We Forget

Recent posts eg. ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’, ‘Lord Snooty The Third’ and ‘Sons And Lovers’ named some of the people based in London who ensured that the supply of disadvantaged kids from that city into the arms of Dafydd’s gang in north Wales to be abused and trafficked remained unhindered. Dafydd had links in London from his time ‘training’ at the Maudsley, but there were many other links between unscrupulous professional people in Wales and London as well.

One of the biggest and best rogues who oiled the wheels of the whole machine was Frederick Elwyn Jones, Baron Elwyn-Jones, known as Elwyn Jones was one of the crooked barristers from Wales who concealed the crimes of Dafydd and the gang and who served as a Labour MP and then sat as a Labour peer.

Elwyn Jones was born in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, where organised abuse had existed for a long time. By the 1970s, the gang in West Wales had direct links to Dafydd et al in north Wales. Ioan Bowen Rees served as the County Secretary for Dyfed County Council from 1973/4 and then relocated to Gwynedd County Council. Ioan was Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council, 1981-91. When Ioan was forced to hold an investigation into the abuse of children in children’s homes in Gwynedd in the early 1980s, Ioan commissioned a team of ‘senior officers’ from Dyfed to carry out the investigation; they were Ioan’s mates who unsurprisingly reassured everyone that there were no serious problems regarding the abuse of children in care in Gwynedd. See post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’.
Meri Huws, the Welsh Language Commissioner who in the 1980s worked as a Gwynedd social worker and who’s patch covered the Ty’r Felin children’s home – where children were abused and trafficked, including to Dolphin Square – grew up in Henllan, Carmarthenshire.
Numerous other people involved in Dafydd’s gang or in concealing their crimes, including many politicians, had/have links to West Wales, as detailed in previous posts.
Elwyn Jones read History for a year at what is now Aberystwyth University and then at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He was a Recorder of Merthyr Tydfil and was also a broadcaster and journalist. Elwyn Jones served as junior British Counsel during the Nuremberg Trials and led for the prosecution at the Hamburg trial of Marshal Erich von Manstein in 1948.

In 1966, Elwyn Jones led the prosecution of the Moors murderers, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, at the Chester Assizes. Jones’s junior at Brady and Hindley’s trial was Ronnie Waterhouse. The trial of the Moors Murderers involved some of the barristers who spent their careers colluding with Dafydd’s gang and who built their careers on their celeb status which resulted from that trial. See previous posts. One of those who was in the public gallery who watched the trial and many years later was still telling people how the whole Court was in tears during the trial of Evil Myra, was a lady called Ingrid, who was a student Angel. Ingrid spent the rest of her career as an Angel at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, overseeing the victims of a paedophile gang whom Dafydd had illegally imprisoned. Which was why Ingrid probably could not cope with her own emotions when I told her what Dafydd et al were up to and ran off in tears telling me that she was deeply insulted because they all Cared.

Ingrid was one of the Angels who accompanied me to Bangor Magistrates Court after Dafydd et al forced a junior doctor to make a complaint to the police alleging that I had ‘tried to throttle’ him. I was ordered to be detained in Denbigh for ‘assessment’ after committing such an ‘Orrible Crime, after which of course the junior doctor withdrew his complaint against me and all charges were dropped. I had by that time been deemed mad n dangerous by Dafydd, so I therefore stayed in Denbigh. I now have documentary evidence of the whole fit up (see previous posts). Ingrid witnessed everything.

When Dafydd subsequently ordered me to be released from Denbigh and for Angels to drive me to the nearest train station and physically put me on a train to London after telling me that if I ever returned to north Wales I would be arrested, Ingrid was one of the Angels who drove me to the station and stood guard as I boarded the train.

When Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass finally Chaired the Inquiry into my complaint about Dafydd et al in 1989 (see post ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE), Bluglass told me that he had ‘particularly wanted’ to take evidence from Ingrid but that she had refused to attend. They were all such a bunch of liars that I don’t know what the truth was. However, Ingrid knew all about the trafficking ring that Dafydd et al were running and she will have known that it was the very same lawyers who concealed the crimes of Dafydd et al who became famous after their involvement in the trial of Evil Myra and Brady.

It was Ingrid who told me that the young men who had been abused in the children’s homes in north Wales who made complaints about Dafydd lying about them, having them arrested and imprisoned and then detained for years in Denbigh, were ‘lucky’ to have Dafydd, ‘because no-one else would bother with those boys’.

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Well Ingrid, after I complained about Gwynne the lobotomist and made it clear to Dafydd that I wasn’t interested in shagging him either, Jeff Crowther told me that the Top Doctors had ‘run out of patience’ with me and that none of them were ‘going to help’.

Stephen Bagnall died in front of all of you Ingrid (see post ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’), as did many others. Where are their bodies?

No wonder so many Angels in north Wales spent so much of their time stressing how they had Cried when they found the body/heard about the death and lost their tempers with patients and reacted in an inexplicable manner to so many situations. They spent their working lives among complete madness and horror.

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How did Dorothy Griffiths die then Jackie Ehlen? ‘Drowned in the bath after locking herself in the bathroom’ after her parents refused to allow her to be transferred to Denbigh. Why were the accounts that you, Sadie Francis and Dr Colin Flood gave to the coroner ALL different?? And why did the results from the path lab say something different again? Perhaps Jeff Crowther can help us all out, he was the person who broke down the door and found Dorothy’s body. Or at least that’s what the official account said. See post ‘Inside Information About A Hergest Unit Death’.
Dorothy died AFTER yet another truly damning report about the psych wards in Ysbyty Gwynedd; they had been deemed a serious risk to patients. In response to the report, a Psychiatric Services Management Committee was formed, comprised of Tony Francis, Barry Shingles and Alun Davies. Alun Davies is the only one of these three still alive. Francis and Shingles both committed suicide.

 

Now here comes Dr DA to visit the latest young female patient whom he illegally imprisoned. Yes it’s 2 am and the patient is fast asleep in bed, but none of the Angels are even going to comment on this.

When Dafydd turned up at Denbigh to visit me at gone midnight after having me unlawfully arrested, the Charge Nurse Mike Williams got me out of bed. When I asked Dafydd what the hell he wanted, Dafydd told me that he had driven 60 miles to see me. I told him that if he hadn’t have had me arrested he wouldn’t have had to have bothered. Mike Williams told me that he thought that I was being a bit harsh on Dafydd.

‘There is no evidence that there was a sex abuse ring operating in north Wales which was concealed at Gov’t level.’

‘It was different in those days’. No it wasn’t, in 1986 mad old doctors were not to supposed to proposition young female patients, have them unlawfully arrested and imprisoned when they said no and then appear in the female dorms in the middle of the night out of the kindness of their hearts.

The Olden Days:

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Elwyn-Jones served as the Labour MP for two East End constituencies, Plaistow, 1945-50 and then years later, West Ham South, a seat he held for a short while in 1974.

Children from the East End were sent to children’s homes in north Wales throughout the 1970s and 80s, where many of them were seriously abused and then trafficked. See previous posts.

In 1964, Elwyn Jones was sworn of the Privy Council and appointed Attorney General for England and Wales by Harold Wilson, a post that Jones held until 1970. The Moors Murderers trial was famous for being the trial in which the AG himself led the prosecution.

Jones left the Commons in 1974, soon after he was elected as the MP for Newham South, because he was made a life peer. Lord Elwyn-Jones then served as Lord Chancellor, 1974-79, under Harold Wilson and Jim Callaghan. The Lord Chancellor is a member of the Cabinet and, by law, is responsible for the efficient functioning and independence of the courts.

Elwyn Jones was Lord Chancellor when his pal Ronnie Waterhouse was appointed a High Court judge in 1978. He was Lord Chancellor when Dafydd’s gang rapidly expanded their trafficking business in north Wales and when hundreds of children were sent to north Wales children’s homes from metropolitan boroughs, including those in inner London. Elwyn-Jones was Lord Chancellor when Mary Wynch was unlawfully arrested and imprisoned by Dafydd et al and he was of course in that post when a few other notorious things happened eg. the fitting up of the Birmingham Six and many others. Numerous deaths of kids in care and psych patients in Risley Remand Centre who had been arrested on trumped-up charges also happened on Elwyn’s watch (see post ‘Include Me Out’).

Looks like Elwyn let a few things slip through his fingers.

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Hansard recorded the tributes paid to Elwyn Jones after he died in Dec 1989.

The Lord Privy Seal, Lord Belstead, kicked off the proceedings. Lord Belstead aka John Ganzoni was a Tory peer who was Leader of the Lords, 1988-90, under Thatch.  Ganzoni was the only son of Sir John Ganzoni, a barrister and the Tory MP for Ipswich who was later created Baron Belstead. The 2nd Baron Belstead, John Ganzoni, ‘showed little interest in politics and waited six years after succeeding to the peerage on his father’s death in 1958 before making his maiden speech’. So that will have been why Ted Heath made Ganzoni a junior Minister in the Dept of Education under Thatch, then a junior Minister in the N Ireland Office. When Thatch became PM, she gave Ganzoni a Ministerial job in the Home Office and he was then moved to the Foreign Office after Lord Carrington resigned in the wake of the invasion of the Falklands. After that Belstead was of the MAFF, then it was back to the Dept of Education and then Deputy Leader of the Lords when Willie Whitelaw as Leader, while Willie colluded with Dafydd et al in north Wales. Then Belstead succeeded Willie as Leader of the Lords! In 1990 the man who had shown sod all interest in politics became Paymaster General and N Ireland Office Minister under John Major. Bless! In 1992, Belstead retired from the Government to become Chairman of the Parole Board, which was packed to the rafters with people like Robert Bluglass and Colin Berry, who had directly concealed the crimes of Dafydd and the gang. After the House of Lords Act 1999 removed the right of hereditary peers to sit in the Lords, Belstead was given a life peerage and went right back in there again. John Ganzoni’s hereditary peerage and baronetcy became extinct when he died in Dec 2005, because he was a Bachelor who had not been blessed with children. John Ganzoni was an active Freemason and President of the Board of General Purposes for the United Grand Lodge of England. This mate of Dafydd’s had been appointed as Deputy Lieutenant of Suffolk on 2 April 1979.

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Belstead began:

…Lord Elwyn-Jones came to your Lordships’ House as Lord Chancellor in 1974… immediately he endeared himself to the whole House: his great charm and wise counsel will be sorely missed not only by his close political friends and colleagues but by my noble and learned friend on the Woolsack, by members of the legal profession and by all your Lordships.

Elwyn, as we came to know him, held strong views and debated with passion but never with personal rancour. He had a lightness of touch which sometimes made one forget his capacity for sheer hard work. After taking part as prosecutor in the Nuremberg war trials, he served as Member of Parliament for 30 years…while building up his legal practice. He was Attorney-General from 1964 to 1970 with a heavy workload and Lord Chancellor from 1974 to 1979. As Lord Chancellor he was skilful in balancing the legitimate interests of the executive and the judiciary. He maintained a steady flow of law reform measures including—and I think that this was very close to his heart—the Children Act of 1975.

Little wonder that none of those complaints about kids from London or indeed elsewhere being abused in north Wales ever got anywhere or indeed that virtually no lawyers would touch such cases, not even those with Radical Consciences. The Children Act 1975 resulted from the hard work of Leo Abse, who used Jim and Audrey Callaghan and Dr Death to get it through Parliament (see post ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’). It was the Children Act 1975 that caused so many children to be placed in children’s homes in north Wales.

Leo Abse was a close friend of George Thomas, the child molesting Labour MP for Cardiff Central and then Cardiff West, 1945-83, who served as Speaker, 1976-83. Abse was a bent lawyer who was the Labour MP for Pontypool and then Torfaen, 1958-87; Abse threatened and paid off witnesses to/victims of Thomas’s crimes and also lied to the media when Thomas found himself on thin ice (see post ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’). Abse himself was investigated for historical abuse. Abse came from a Jewish family with many lawyers/Top Doctors/analysts among them. See previous posts.

Lord Cledwyn of Penrhos spoke after Belstead’s gushing. Lord Cledwyn was a long-standing friend of the Windbags and before that Glenys’s parents. Cledwyn was the Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79 and someone else who concealed the crimes of Dafydd’s gang in a very direct way (see previous posts eg. ‘How Much Greater Is A Man than A Sheep?’):

Elwyn was one of three outstanding brothers brought up in the great Welsh nonconformist tradition….We know that he was devoted to his profession of law and to Gray’s Inn…

Dafydd’s mate and protector Sir William Mars-Jones was a big wig in Gray’s Inn. Ronnie Waterhouse was a junior in Mars-Jones’s Chambers. The Mars-Jones’s were a farming family from Denbighshire and while Sir William did his stuff in London, the rest of the clan defended the interests of Dafydd and the gang on their home turf of north Wales. See previous posts.

I had the privilege of instructing Elwyn when he was a junior barrister on the Welsh circuit…

Really?? The Windbags’ big pal instructed the little crook that was Elwyn, who was later the Man At The Top with regard to the Mary Wynch scandal??? Did the Windbags know about this?

…His place in Welsh history is certainly secure, not least because he was the first Welsh speaking Lord Chancellor for centuries…

Pity about all those other Welsh speakers who suffered so much because of Elwyn’s desire to do the bidding of the English establishment.

Even before the war, as a young barrister, his passion for human rights impelled him to travel to Austria and elsewhere where those rights were imperilled. His appointment to prosecute at Nuremberg was, in a sense, a natural sequel to his experiences before and during the war. The Holocaust, the suffering of Jewish people in Europe, was never far from his mind…

Sadly a number of unscrupulous people made capital out of their role in the Nuremberg trials, built careers and reputations and subsequently rather let themselves down. Whenever a bent lawyer or an abusive Angel excused themselves with ‘I’m just doing my job’,  Patient F delighted in telling them ‘that wasn’t an excuse at Nuremberg and it is not an excuse now’. No, it wasn’t, but it was a phrase that a great many of them used because they could not defend their actions.

Those who had the privilege of his friendship will not forget him. His kindness, his compassion and his sense of humour will remain with us. We shall miss that beautiful voice that we came to know so well.

Bechod!! Elwyn fitted people up in the language of heaven! Yma O Hyd!

I shall always think of him as a young man, because even at the age of 80 he was young in his attitudes and in his outlook. Age did not wither him

Oh please, this is ridiculous, he wasn’t a fallen soldier, he was a crooked lawyer who assisted a gang of paedophiles.

Now for a laugh. After Cledwyn’s nonsense, it was the turn of Woy, Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, one of the Gang Of Four and another loyal paedophiles’ friend to pay tribute (see post ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’):

[Elwyn’s] life’s work could, I suppose, be said to be complete.

Indeed, none of you ever went to prison or lost your jobs and pensions.

His career of public service is the now rare classical example of a great lawyer politician—barrister at 25, MP at 34, QC at 43, Attorney-General at 54, Lord Chancellor at 64, and then ten years of exceptional subsequent devotion to this House in Opposition…

It’s incredible what can be achieved by keeping one’s mouth shut.

…Yet there is much of the poignancy of a younger life cut off about his going.

Here we go again, the fallen soldier in the first flush of youth…

I think it was because he was so vividly, so acutely and yet so benignly among us until very recently. Only a few months ago he looked and sounded the model of what many of us, without much confidence, might hope to be at the end of our eighth decade…

If I live that long I very much do not want to be anything like Elwyn.

I worked closely with him during his two periods of high office.

Here comes the confession…

For two years while he was Attorney I was Home Secretary, the Commons Member of the Cabinet whose responsibilities are most closely intermingled with legal processes. For half the time that he sat on the Woolsack I was again Home Secretary. It is well known that the responsibilities of the Home Office and of the Lord Chancellor’s Department are entwined with more closeness than logic.

Woy, a bisexual swinger himself, covered up for Dafydd’s trafficking gang throughout his career, but particularly when he was Home Secretary.

After Woy, Baroness Stedman had a go. Phyllis Stedman began her political career in 1946, when she was elected as a County Councillor for Labour in Peterborough. She served on the Council until 1976. In 1972, Stedman was appointed to the Peterborough New Town Development Corporation. She bagged her peerage in 1974. This was seen as a way of bolstering Harold Wilson’s Labour Party in the Lords. Stedman served briefly as a junior Minister under Callaghan, for Sport and Water Resources. Stedman defected to Dr Death’s crew on the formation of the SDP in 1981. She became the SDP’s Chief Whip in the Lords in 1986. Most of the SDP peers opposed the Party’s merger with the Liberals in 1988, remaining loyal to Dr Death who was in a huff. Phyllis led the peers into Dr Death’s continuing-SDP and served as its leader in the Lords. When Dr Death came to grief at the hands of the Monster Raving Loony Party in the 1990 Bootle by-election and the continuing SDP was dissolved, Stedman became a crossbencher. The Monster Raving Loony Party polling more votes than Dr Death’s continuing-SDP eclipsed a far more worrying fact; that the Bootle by-election resulted from the death of the Labour MP Michael Carr after just 57 days in office, at the hands of Walton Hospital. Michael Carr had fought Militant. Walton Hospital was pretty much run by Militant, with a helping hand from Dafydd’s associates. The staff at Walton were considered to have been so criminally negligent that a case for prosecuting them was made. The case bounced around for months between two successive DPPs and in the end a tame coroner put an end to the chance of a prosecution. See post ‘News From Sicily’.

Militant had of course been Bravely Seen Off long before Michael Carr was killed by their supporters in the NHS.

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Here are Stedman’s pearls:

…Elwyn Jones…was always so kind and courteous,

Another piece of bara brith Baroness?? It’s home made…

…He was a superb raconteur with a very wide range of humorous stories. I remember the long nights and the all-night sittings on the devolution Bills when Elwyn could be relied upon to dispel any tetchiness on the Front Bench in the early hours of the morning with a humourous aside or a whispered anecdote.

Have you heard the one about the lobotomist, the Speaker of the House and the 10 year old boy???

…As an MP he served his constituency faithfully…

We won’t mention the children of his constituents who were sent into the arms of a gang of paedophiles and of how all complaint was suppressed…

One can almost say that his interests were world-wide, and he enjoyed travelling to far away places….

To Turkish Baths?? To the Far East??

He was always willing to extend a friendly hand to political friend and foe alike, to the most humble of his constituents

Except for those bound for Dafyddville obviously.

and to the highest in the land. He retained the common touch…

Gawd Bless ‘im.

Our sympathy goes out to his widow, herself in hospital at this time.

Lady Elwyn-Jones won’t have been in Denbigh or Ysbyty Gwynedd. The London Clinic or Tommy’s possibly…

 

Next up for paying tribute was Lord Wilberforce. Richard Wilberforce was the great-great-grandson of the abolitionist William Wilberforce, ‘a family connexion which had much influence on Wilberforce’. Not that Richard was quite the man that his great-great-granddad was, but being a descendent of William Wilberforce was really brilliant for PR purposes. Richard was a graduate of New College, Oxford, a favourite recruiting ground for the security services. Wilberforce was called to the Bar at Middle Temple and was a senior member of Middle Temple when Ronnie Waterhouse was a whippersnapper there. Wilberforce was a lifelong Fellow of All Souls. The poor dear always found that his income was limited, having only his earnings from the Bar to get by on because he lacked ‘family connections’. That is the downside of one’s ancestor freeing the slaves. After his war service, Wilberforce returned to the Bar and acted for the Foreign Office in a number of high profile cases. He was the British legal member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation and was appointed a CMG for services in relation to the Warsaw Convention. Wilberforce became a High Court judge in 1961 and in 1964 was appointed a Law Lord, in which capacity he served until 1982. He is the only England and Wales judge in recent times to have been appointed to the Lords straight from the High Court Bench, without serving in the Court of Appeal. Wilberforce was Chancellor of Hull University, 1978-94. When he was younger, he stood as a Conservative Parliamentary candidate. Wilberforce died in 2003, so he was around to oil the wheels until well after the Waterhouse Report was published.

Wilberforce kicked off with:

Lord Elwyn-Jones… was valued on account of his warm-hearted humanity and his strongly felt sense of justice.

Que???

…In later years we came to appreciate his experience and common sense when he came to sit as a judge, an activity which I think he greatly appreciated.

He’ll have had a great time.

 

Then it was the turn of the Lord Bishop of St. Albans, John Taylor! John Taylor succeeded Robert Runcie as Bishop of St Albans in 1980. It has now been admitted that Runcie concealed many abusive clergy in the Anglican Church, including while he served as Archbishop of Canterbury, 1980-91. While Runcie was Archbish, two successive Bishops of Bangor, Gwilym Williams and Cledan Mears, were fully on board with Dafydd. Rowan Williams, who followed in the footsteps of that lot and who learned at their knee, also knows something about Dafydd’s gang (see previous posts).

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Bishop John Taylor told the Lords:

…I learnt of the death of Lord Elwyn-Jones just two minutes before taking prayers yesterday. I felt instant regret that the traditions of this House did not allow me an opportunity to voice the prayers of those present at the loss of so distinguished a Member…

Dafydd used to tell journos that his children said their prayers at night ‘and I’m rather proud of that’. To which F responded ‘pride’s a sin’. But then so is abduction and sexual assault. And indeed murder.

…as a very nervous newcomer to your Lordships’ House I stood up here four years ago to make my maiden speech…I began by saying that before I was Bishop of St. Albans I was Archdeacon of West Ham. “Hear, hear” came the words of a benevolent gentleman on the Front Bench opposite to encourage me on my way and I instantly guessed who he must be.

Elwyn had control of the Church as well…

His twinkling eyes, his disarming smile, those expressive eyebrows, his rubicund countenance and his avuncular generosity made him for me the very personification of kindliness.

The boys in Bryn Estyn and Bryn Alyn might have disagreed there: Gang raped whilst Jimmy Savile looked on, forced to have sex with men at gunpoint, found dead hanging from nooses at various locations or after being hit by cars or lorries…

 

And behind it all was the acute legal mind, the penetrating advocacy, demonstrated from the days of his time as president of the Cambridge Union to his time as Lord Chancellor—brilliance clothed in warm humanity.

Some of these people actually knew what Elwyn Jones had concealed in north Wales.

I believe that I may speak with authority because the people of his constituency in Plaistow and Newham South were the people of my constituency.

Dafydd et al had it all sewn up.

I know how well they will be mourning him now. Perhaps I may be privileged to voice their gratitude for the way in which—and from the totally different culture of the Welsh Valleys—he identified completely with the aspirations, the needs and the interests of those great East Londoners…

Why was a Bishop in the House of Lords speaking for those in the East End BEFORE he has consulted them?

…In him the bishops have lost an unfailing friend.

Would the Anglican Church like to expand on this?

I know that Lord Elwyn-Jones featured in the prayers of many of us here during his illness in the hope that he would be upheld by God and maybe spared. But now he remains in our thoughts as we commend him to God, the loving and merciful Father, before whom he would not dream of pleading his own cause.

Elwyn might not have been at the side of the loving and merciful father as Bishop John presumed. God might have had enough.

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When he was at school, Brown’s brother used to enjoy singing a version of ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ that appeared in a Python book, which began with ‘All Things Dull and Ugly, All Things Short and Squat, All Things Rude and Nasty, The Lord God Made the Lot.’ 

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F used to get very angry with me when I said such things and yell ‘you’re blaming God’. No, I’m not really. It was a matter of free will in these cases; the above absolutely did not have to do what they did…

 

After Bishop John had paid tribute to Elwyn, the grade A bastard with a Welsh lilt and a gentle manner, Lord Hailsham joined the party. I really don’t have time to remind readers of the excesses of that old git, just see previous posts – Hailsham was a protector of Dafydd and the gang who went back to the dawn of Dafydd’s career – and bear in mind that Lord Hailsham was the man who bellowed at a group of journos after the Argies had surrendered that it was God wot won the war for us, although Hailsham said it in Latin. God votes Conservative, as any fule kno.

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The Mad Dog Hailsham said:

… I shall always owe to him an immense debt of gratitude because of his kindness to me. It was of a particular kind when in 1978 I returned from Australia absolutely shattered by a personal bereavement. My sympathy goes out to his family in proportion to what he did for me then.

None of this lot showed a jot of concern for those kids in care or psych patients who’s corpses littered north Wales or indeed their loved ones…

 

Lady Elwyn-Jones was previously known as Pearl ‘Polly’ Binder; she married Elwyn Jones in 1937. Pearl Binder died just weeks after her husband. Pearl Binder is described as a ‘writer, illustrator, playwright, stained-glass artist, lithographer, sculptor and a champion of the Pearly Kings and Queens’. She was a ‘legendary character’ who had a ‘lifelong fascination’ with the East End of London, where she settled in the 1920s.

The Poor are just such fun!

Polly Binder was born in Salford. Her father was Jacob Binderevski, a Russian-Ukrainian Jewish tailor. Binder moved to London after WWI and studied at the Central School of Art and Design. She published a series of lithographs that illustrated “The Real East End” by Thomas Burke, a popular writer who ran a pub in Poplar at the time. In 1933 Binder was one of the founders of the left-wing Artists’ International Association.  

In 1937 Binder was involved in the earliest days of TV broadcasting for children. Also in 1937, she co-presented a live six-part series which was the first TV programme on the history of fashion. Pearl Binder was expecting a baby soon after the end of the last programme and could well have been the first heavily pregnant woman to appear on television. Polly was one of those many breakers of glass ceilings who ignored a lot of screams on their upward trajectory through the roof.

Binder travelled extensively in Russia and China, designed a musical, designed costumes for a theatre company, wrote stories for children, designed a mug and plate for Wedgwood and instigated and executed 22 armorial windows at the House of Lords. Binder died in Brighton on 25 January 1990 aged 86, seven weeks after the death of her husband.

Lord and Lady Elwyn-Jones both lasted until the end of the 1980s to assist with keeping the lid nailed firmly down on the serious criminality in north Wales.

Elwyn and Polly had three children: Josephine, Lou and Dan. Josephine was a researcher on Jacob Bronowski’s TV series ‘The Ascent of Man’. Jacob Bronowski was a Polish-born mathematician and historian. He is best known as the presenter and writer of the thirteen part 1973 BBC TV documentary series and accompanying book, ‘The Ascent of Man’, which led to him being regarded as “one of the world’s most celebrated intellectuals”. Python took the piss out of Bronowski by stating simply that ‘he knows everything’. I cannot understand how one of the world’s most celebrated intellectuals failed to notice Jimmy Savile cluttering up the BBC. 

Bronowski’s family moved to Germany and then to England while he was a child. He was a Cambridge graduate who taught maths at what is now Hull University, 1934-42. Hull University provided a home for many paedophiles’ friends (see previous posts). Bronowski’s wiki entry tells us that ‘Beginning in this period, the British secret service MI5 placed him under surveillance believing he was a security risk, which may have restricted his access to senior posts in the UK.’ Which sounds to me like a tall story spread around by MI5 themselves to detract from suspicions that Bronowski was, er, working for MI5.

The man whom MI5 had under surveillance because they didn’t trust the bugger worked in operations research for the UK’s Ministry of Home Security during WWII, where he developed approaches to bombing strategy for RAF Bomber Command.

Just to show how much MI5 distrusted Bronowski, at the end of the war, Bronowski was part of a British team of scientists and civil engineers who visited Japan to document the effects of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for the purpose of studying the effects of the atomic bomb and its implications for future UK civil defence. Bronowski, in conjunction with Professor W. N. Thomas of the University of Cardiff, subsequently produced the secret “Report of the British Mission to Japan on an Investigation of the Effects of the Atomic Bombs Dropped at Hiroshima and Nagasaki” which was passed to various Gov’t departments and consulted in the design of future UK public buildings.

Following his experiences of the after-effects of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombings, Bronowski discontinued his work for British military research and turned to biology, as did his friend Leo Szilard and many other physicists of that time, ‘to better understand the nature of violence’. From 1950 to 1963 Bronowski worked for the National Coal Board, where he became the Director of Research. From 1963 he was a resident fellow of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego.

Bronowski died in 1974 and his place as a Know All and National Treasure on the serious bits of the BBC was eventually taken by his daughter, Lisa Jardine. Jardine was an early modern scholar and Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London, 1990-2011. In September 2012, Lisa relocated to UCL, taking her research centre and staff with her.

From 2008 to January 2014, Jardine was Chair of the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority), which it has now been admitted was not doing what it should have been doing. Lisa did not stop the Top Doctors from ripping desperate fertility patients off and lying about their success rates. 

When very young, Lisa won a maths scholarship to Cheltenham Ladies College and later studied at Newnham College, Cambridge and the University of Essex. Lisa was of course ‘fluent in eight languages (including Greek and Latin)’ and absolutely wonderful at everything from history to maths, as she used to remind people during her numerous Radio 4 broadcasts.

Jardine recalled that she initially found her father’s celebrity something of a burden, noting that she was “very, very conscious” of being his daughter, although I have a sneaking suspicion that Lisa might have reaped a few benefits from being Jacob Bronowski’s daughter…

Anyone for a regular stint at the BBC? Or for being a celeb historian who Chairs the HFEA and knows so little about what the Top Docs are up to in their clinics that it’s a free-for-all?

‘Now don’t you worry my dear, we’ll look after you after conning Lisa here who doesn’t know her arse from her elbow and has never sat in one of our labs and witnessed what we are actually getting up to…’ (see post ‘Every Sperm Is Sacred – Particularly In Scotland’).

In 1969, when Lisa married the Cambridge academic Nicholas Jardine, ‘she was relieved to assume her husband’s surname’ because she was so keen to disguise the fact that her dad was Jacob. Lisa was always so relieved that No-One Realised! So one wonders why the first thing that everyone always says about Lisa – and always said – was and still is ‘oh she’s Jacob Bronowski’s daughter’. I was the only person on earth who didn’t know this and I found out because when I was talking about elites to a senior sociologist at Bangor University, he named Lisa Jardine as being the ultimate example and said ‘Jacob Bronowski’s daughter’. But I never know who anyone is, I even interviewed the Governor of the BBC without realising it, although I did notice that he was very good at history.

 

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Jardine was raised in a secular Jewish household, but when appointed as the new Chair of the HFEA, she expressed her loyalty to her observant grandparents’ Orthodox faith, which she described as going back “all the way back to whenever – Abraham” and her reluctance to clash with the Catholic Church on embryology. Which was all a red herring anyway, the real problem was that the Top Doctors were lying, fleecing people and some of them were putting patients’ health at risk. Lord Bob Winston is Jewish. Was Lisa perhaps trying to ingratiate herself to the biggest name in fertility and a Labour peer to boot? If Lisa had popped up to Bangor I could have told her some of what I knew about about Lord Bob’s colleagues, including the sex with research assistants in the lab during working hours, the constant sexual harassment of other staff, the research fraud and the colluding with Dafydd and associated trafficking gangs…

Lord Bob was a Child In Time! A very brutal time too from what I remember Lord Bob…

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Lisa Jardine was a Trustee of the V & A Museum for eight years and was for five years a member of the Council of the Royal Institution in London. She was Patron of the Archives and Records Association and the Orange Prize. For the academic year 2007–2008 Jardine was seconded to the Royal Society in London as Expert Adviser to its Collections. She was a Trustee of the Chelsea Physic Garden. In December 2011 Jardine was appointed a Director of the National Archives.

Jardine judged the Novel category of the 1996 Whitbread Book Awards, the 1999 Guardian First Book Award, the 2000 Orwell Prize and was Chair of Judges for the 1997 Orange Prize for Fiction and the 2002 Man Booker Prize. 

Jardine served as Chairman of the governing body at Westminster City School for Boys (which her younger son attended) and was Chair of the Curriculum Committee on the governing body of St Marylebone Church of England School for Girls.

In 2012, Jardine was awarded the President’s Medal by the British Academy. She was elected an Honorary FRS in 2015. She served on the AHRC. In 2013–2014 Jardine served as President of the British Science Association, which in 2012 made her an Honorary Fellow.

I have been told by a well-wisher that it may well have been Lisa Jardine’s influence that resulted in so many of my A-rated research bids to the AHRC and British Academy being turned down at the final hurdle. It is now very difficult to get that funding but very experienced people in the field were expressing surprise nonetheless because they definitely thought that I should have bagged at least one of the ones that they read for me. The words ‘Tony Francis’ have been whispered in my ear. Tony Francis was still alive when I submitted those bids and he was very worried at the prospect of Brown and me one day publishing what he knew we intended to publish. As were a great many other people. Including Lord Bob.

In November 2011, Jardine was made an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of Middle Temple. Lord Elwyn-Jones’s mate Sir Ronnie Waterhouse was a Bencher of Middle Temple and served as the Treasurer.  

It really is very obvious isn’t it…

Jardine’s hagiographies constantly stress that she was an historian who excelled in science. Lisa Jardine never showed any sign of excelling in science, but she was an early modern historian who’s dad was a famous scientist who worked for the security services and concealed a barrel of crap in a previous generation, which is why Lisa picked up all those awards and appointments from the scientific and medical establishments. Jardine rattled on about her Aga on Radio 4’s ‘A Point of View’ programme, she was not a genius. And that Aga was probably in the middle of Hampstead while Lisa did her country peasant home baking bit.

A Point of View – I’ll have all the best jobs please, you all know who my dad was, not that I have ever traded on that…

Lisa died of cancer in 2015, aged 71. In the tributes which followed, she was remembered for “her deep empathy for outsiders of all kinds – rebels, misfits and migrants.”

Here’s Lisa, at the heart of the British establishment, closely linked with virtually every elite who assisted in concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring and even with those who were mates with Dafydd himself, empathising with the rebels and misfits:

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Jardine at the Royal Society admissions day in 2015

 

A group of misfits and rebels:

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As well as working as a researcher on Lisa’s dad’s TV series, Lord Elwyn-Jones’s daughter Josephine married Francis Gladstone, a relative of the former PM William Gladstone.

William Gladstone was much loved and revered in north Wales, what with being a Liberal PM when north Wales was dominated politically and culturally by Liberal Noncoformists and on the Watkin Path going up Snowdon there is a huge carved rock which marks the place where Gladstone and a crowd sung Cymric hymns. Gladstone lived at Hawarden Castle in Flintshire. In 1895, at the age of 85, he gave £40,000 and much of his own library to establish what is now known as Gladstone’s Library – it was previously called St Deiniol’s Library – close to Hawarden Castle. Gladstone’s Library is a national memorial to Gladstone. It is lovely, it is a residential library with an emphasis on theology, but it is a favourite hang-out of the paedophiles’ friends (see previous posts). So much so that when I used to stay there I would inevitably encounter them. It might well have been a coincidence, I’d expect to see theologians there, but Dafydd’s colleague Dr Neil Davies, who was one of those responsible for illegally imprisoning me in Denbigh??? Just browsing away just when I was in there myself? Neil Davies doesn’t live anywhere near Hawarden and he isn’t a theologian but he knows an awful lot of people who are who have also been of great assistance to him and Dafydd…

Ronnie Waterhouse came from a well-known Liberal family in Flintshire and many members of Ronnie’s family were active in the Liberal Party, as was Ronnie himself when he was a young man. Ronnie’s dad Thomas Waterhouse was a very influential in the Liberal Party himself at the time of Gladstone and knew Gladstone personally.

See previous posts for information on Gladstone and the Waterhouse family.

 

Gladstone at Hawarden with his grandchild Dorothy Drew, daughter of Mary Gladstone. 

Gladstone’s statue in Gladstone’s Library:

 

In 1840, Gladstone began to rescue and rehabilitate London prostitutes, walking the streets of London himself and encouraging the women he encountered to change their ways. Much to the criticism of his peers, he continued this practice decades later, even after he was elected PM. Dafydd had a similar explanation when questions were asked of some of his past-times. But then Dafydd told people that he was ‘carrying out a ward round’ when he was found in the women’s dorm at Denbigh in the small hours of the morning.

Yes, we Empowered Service Users did do a great deal of laughing at Dafydd and at those who repeated his ludicrous explanations every time that he was caught with his trousers down or indeed off, despite the huge danger that he presented.

Elwyn Jones’s other daughter is the fashion historian Lou Taylor, who is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Brighton.

Elwyn Jones’s son Dan Jones describes himself as an ‘artist’ and ‘rhyme collector’. Dan has been based in the East End since 1967. John Allen set up the Bryn Alyn Communityt in 1969 and within a short time, it was receiving scores of children from London boroughs, including those in the East End (see previous posts). In the 1970s and 80s, Dan lived at Brick Lane, just down the road from the flat in Bethnal Green where my mates lived and I briefly stayed in 1986, when sex offenders and other nasties came after us, just after I had left north Wales (see previous posts, including ‘The Turn Of The Screw’).

Dan Jones has ‘campaigned against racism and fought for social justice all of his life’. Dan was a social worker and visited schools in the East End at the same time as his father ignored what was happening to all those kids who ended up being abused and even dying at the hands of Dafydd’s gang. Dan has painted many murals of children on the walls of schools in the East End. Dan’s has also carried out ‘education work’ with Amnesty International. The Secretary-General of Amnesty, 1968-80, was Martin Ennals. See previous posts.

Martin’s brother Lord David Ennals colluded with Dafydd et al in Ennals’s capacity as a leading light in MIND and in his role as a Labour Minister in the Home Office, in the DHSS and then as Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1976-79, when Dafydd unlawfully arrested and imprisoned Mary Wynch… David Ennals was mates with Dafydd’s old mate from the Maudsley, Dr Jim Birley . See previous posts.

Dan featured on the Radio 4 children’s programme ‘Go 4 It’, taking children through a role play of what it was like to have to run in fear from your country. I know the feeling Dan!

Dan’s blog, Spitalfields Life, contains messages from people who knew Dan’s dad! One is an Angel who nursed Elwyn-Jones’s when Elwyn was a patient at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, 1987-1989. Elwyn Jones encouraged that Angel in their law studies and that Angel is now a Lecturer in Law (Medical & Human Rights). Another message is from someone who’s granddad knew Elwyn Jones and Polly Binder; their granddad used to be a chef at Gray’s Inn and that is how he knew Dan’s parents. Dafydd’s mate Sir William Mars-Jones was a senior member of Gray’s Inn…

Here’s Dan in front of one of his murals:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elwyn Jones’s brother Idris (1900–1971), was captain of the Wales Rugby Union team in 1925 and was an industrial chemist who became Director General of Research Development for the National Coal Board.

The Welsh Rugby Union had many links to Dafydd’s gang which the gang used to their full potential, particularly in the form of the dreadful Tasker Watkins, ‘The Greatest Living Welshman’. Watkins had the most impressive Paedophile Gang Bingo card imaginable.

Sir Tasker Watkins VC GBE PC QC DL  (18 November 1918 – 9 September 2007) was a Lord Justice of Appeal, 1980-93 and Deputy Lord Chief Justice, 1988-93. Tasker was Leader of the Wales and Chester Circuit, 1970-71 and Presiding Judge of the Wales and Chester Circuit, 1975-80. He was Chairman of the Wales Mental Health Review Tribunal, 1960-71. Tasker was President of the Welsh National School of Medicine, 1987-98. He was President of the Welsh Rugby Union, 1993-2004.

In World War II, Sir Tasker was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest British award for gallantry in the face of the enemy. 

Tasker was appointed Deputy Lord Chief Justice by the Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane. It was Geoffrey Lane who released Oliver Brooke, the Professor of Paediatrics at St George’s Hospital Medical School from prison early, after comparing Ollie’s vast stash of child porn to a collection of cigarette cards. Ollie was one of the key figures in the pan-European paedophile ring of which Dafydd’s gang were a part. See previous posts, including ‘Oliver!’.

Tasker was perceived as a Friend Of Wales particularly as a result of his Chairing the 1967 Public Inquiry into the Aberfan Disaster. Aberfan was blamed on the NCB and Lord Robens in particular was the fall guy, but the tip which fell on the school in 1966, killing 116 children and 28 adults, was known to be dangerous by local Councillors and politicians who had said nothing because the coal industry was about the only employer in the area and they feared the consequences if action was taken. Robens did a nice little deal with Wilson’s Gov’t which ensured that he remained in public life and was well-provided for after he took all the crap for Aberfan. See previous posts.

Lord Justice Desmond Ackner was another friend of Dafydd who was constructed as a Friend Of The Welsh People as a result of his role in Aberfan. Desmond Ackner was Counsel for the families of the victims at the Public Inquiry into Aberfan. Ackner condemned the ‘callous indifference, incompetence, ignorance and inertia’ in the National Coal Board. The people of Aberfan were well-impressed that an ‘English barrister’ wanted to help them and Ackner ‘remains a local hero’ in Aberfan, where a bench in the memorial garden bears a plaque in his memory.

Ronnie Waterhouse acted as junior Counsel at the Inquiry into Aberfan.

Not long after Ackner established his reputation as a Champ of the Oppressed due to his role at the Aberfan Inquiry, Ackner did a great job for those who were really close to his heart, Dafydd and the gang, when he acted as the Presiding Judge when Sir Kenneth Robinson and the Church of Scientology did battle in the libel courts after the Scientologists alleged that psychiatrists were experimenting on their patients, harming them and facilitating sex crimes against minors. Desmond Ackner denounced the Scientologists and dismissed their allegations as nonsense. The Church of Scientology’s allegations re psychiatry have never been taken seriously since. Yet Dafydd and his colleagues were doing exactly what the Scientologists stated that they were doing.

Sir Kenneth Robinson was Harold Wilson’s Health Secretary and President/Chair of MIND. Dafydd was a leading light in MIND when Robinson was Chair of MIND and when Robinson was Health Secretary. Furthermore Desmond Ackner knew about Dafydd’s gang and their crimes, as well as about Lord Louis Mountbatten, Sir Anthony Blunt, Kincora Boys’ Home and much else. The Scientologists don’t do themselves many favours, but their accusations re Dafydd et al had a substantial basis in fact. The trial was rigged and Ackner was appointed to preside over that trial to blow anyone who dared take on Dafydd et al out of the water. It worked, just look what happened in the years which followed that trial in the early 1970s. Ronnie Waterhouse was involved in the trial, he was Counsel for Geoffrey Johnson-Smith, a Tory MP who also maintained that the allegations that Dafydd et al were abusing kids and vulnerable people were libellous. Who was the senior Counsel acting for Robinson? One Elwyn Jones, having been recommended by Ronnie Waterhouse. The Scientologists were represented by a junior barrister, Ronald Schulman, who later ‘disappeared in mysterious circumstances’ and was subsequently smeared by Waterhouse and his mates. See post ‘The White Heat Of The Revolution’ for further details.

David Ennals was a leading light in MIND for many years during the 1970s and 80s.

See post ‘Include Me Out’ for further details of Desmond Ackner and his glorious career. Ackner died in 2006, so he was around to give Dafydd, MIND, Ronnie Waterhouse et al a helping hand well after Ronnie finished the the massive cover-up in 2000. Desmond Ackner was a member of Middle Temple, like Ronnie.

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There’s a statue of Dafydd’s mate at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff:

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Elwyn Jones’s brother Idris was educated at what is now Aberystwyth University and then Gonville and Caius CollegeCambridge. After finishing his PhD at Cambridge, Idris worked for ICI at Billingham, where he was Group Manager in the Oil Division.  In 1933 he returned to Wales as Research Manager for Powell Duffryn Ltd. In 1946 Idris was appointed Director General of Research Development for the NCB. During summer 1955 he went to the USSR as a member of the NCB‘s specialised delegation. Idris visited the three biggest Russian coalfields, in Siberia, near Moscow, and the Donbas.

Idris Jones was Vice-President of University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1963-71. While at college Idris was captain of the rugby team at Aberystwyth and a member of Cambridge University Rugby XV. He played flanker for London-Welsh and Llanelli Rugby Clubs and also for the Barbarians. He played for Wales against EnglandFranceIreland and Scotland and was captain on one occasion. Idris was a prominent active member of Welsh societies in London.

Idris Jones died in 1971, a Bachelor who had not been blessed with children.

 

While the Lord Elwyn-Jones’s, the Lord Cledwyns and the Sir William Mars-Jones’s were busy in London helping Dafydd out, rather more obscure people in Bangor University unknown to anyone outside of their academic fields reaped the rewards of a gang of murdering paedophiles. Professor Fergus Lowe was the person who excelled in this regard obviously, but a few not-very-bright people did very nicely out of it as well.
One such person was, as he was known when we were undergrads, ‘the bad tempered bastard John Farrar’. John Farrar was a rather uninspiring and deeply unpleasant plant physiologist. He wasn’t too bright but was the most frightful bully – and according to someone who had shared a bench with him at Oxford when they were undergrads, Farrar was obnoxious back then as well – and most students just avoided interaction with him because the most innocent question would be met with a bout of swearing and shouting in response. He was reputed to swear and shout at the undergrad whom he was shagging as well, Stel. There was a major diplomatic incident when Stel graduated and bagged a job as Farrar’s research assistant ‘because it just looks so bad’, as a member of staff observed.
Looked bad?? No wonder Farrar ignored all of their protests, one of his colleagues, John Wilson, was having sex with school girls in Bangor; another colleague, Ralph Oxley, was married to Isobel Hargreaves, a Gwynedd social worker who was a member of Dafydd’s gang; another of Farrar’s colleagues in the Plant Biology Dept was Chris Wood, a marine botanist who was married to the corrupt GP Dr D.G.E. Wood, who was one of the key facilitators of Dafydd’s gang. One of the Profs in Plant Biology was Prof Greig-Smith, who was a colleague of the Cambridge botanist Prof Edred Henry Corner, Douglas Hurd’s uncle. Douglas Hurd was Home Secretary, 1985-89, during which time he concealed the serious criminality in north Wales. One of the mature students in Plant Biology at the time was Gaye Kennaway, who was married to Ian Kennaway, who held a very senior role in the National Trust in Wales. See post ‘Additional Security Measures’.
The National Trust in north Wales had numerous links with Dafydd’s gang (see previous posts), in particular by running a work scheme for ‘disadvantaged people’ at Penrhyn Castle, which was staffed entirely by victims of Dafydd’s gang under the supervision of Wing Commander I.H. Panton, who knew exactly what had happened to them at the hands of Dafydd and kept them hidden away in the gardens at Penrhyn Castle (see posts ‘That’s Entertainment’ and ‘Today We Have Naming Of Parts’).
One of the Profs in Plant Biology was Geoff Sagar, who was also one of the senior managers at UCNW, so he’ll have been on excellent terms with Dafydd and the gang who were running the whole institution anyway.
These were just the main links between Plant Biology and Dafydd’s gang; there were of course many, many more, because the staff were married/related to and socialised with other members of the gang and the gang’s relatives/friends. Not that everything always ran smoothly, in true paedophiles’ friends’ style, many of them spent much of their time at each other’s throats.
John Farrar hated everyone and everyone hated him. I was in a lab one day when I heard the most dreadful commotion in the lab next door. It was Farrar having a row with John Wilson. Farrar was demanding the use of yet another lab solely for himself – although like John Wilson Farrar was only a junior lecturer – and was effectively intimidating John Wilson out of his lab. Farrar was shouting and yelling and banging his fist on the bench and in the end John Wilson ran out of the door. I reported back to my mates and they said ‘oh we’ve heard that Farrar does things like that’.
When I returned years later to Bangor as a PhD student and then a post doc, the Bad Tempered Bastard was PVC for Research and what a lot of trouble he caused. The Bad Tempered Bastard treated everyone else, even senior staff, appallingly and then the Bad Tempered Bastard told senior academics in other disciplines which of their publications to enter for the RAE. Because the Bad Tempered Bastard wouldn’t listen to anyone and knew nothing about anything but plant physiology, he entered some academics’ work into the wrong categories, such as that of the sociologists. YOU THICK TOSSER FARRAR, YOU ENTERED US FOR SOCIAL POLICY, WHICH IS A DIFFERENT DISCIPLINE. Duh!!!
I watched the unfolding disaster, as did the senior sociologists but no, Farrar was not going to listen. Brown said ‘oh don’t worry, there’s a row after every RAE in most universities and whoever leads it usually leaves their job, Farrar will be gone’. How right Brown was. The RAE results were embarrassing and the knives went out for Farrar. Poor old Farrar tried to cling on but then Fungus turned on him, had the most blazing row and Farrar keeled over with a heart attack. It could not have happened to a nicer person. One of Farrar’s punch bags observed that ‘the most hated man in the University has now nearly killed the second most hated man in the University’. Farrar then announced his ‘retirement’ and an e mail was circulated from the organs of Gov’t at Bangor explaining that there wasn’t going to be a party because ‘John doesn’t want a fuss’, after which one of my mates observed ‘which is just as well because he’s not going to get one’. The e mail explained that anyone wishing to contribute to a Gift For John could leave a donation. Another punch bag who owned a small-holding where he kept sheep commented that he had a bag of shit that Farrar could have.
Thus Bangor University waved a fond farewell to Farrar.
It was deeply ironic that while doing all this, Fungus and Farrar, in collaboration with other paedophiles’ friends, were planning to shaft the VC, who must have been in despair over the idiocies of that lot. Presumably the man who was then VC is still alive and kicking and isn’t dead like Fungus or wrecked like Farrar.
Let me explain Farrar you thick idiot. The problem was me. Fungus knew that I had the dirt on Dafydd and the gang going back decades, he knew that Miranda, Gordon Brown and Lord Snooty the Third were all involved in previous cover-ups and he knew that Brown and I intended to publish. Fungus also knew that I hated the lot of them and he knew that I knew about the plans on the part of multiple people to Get The VC, who was not Of The Paedophiles’ Friends. That is why, when I was approached by a TV journo with regard to making a documentary about the mental health services in north Wales, the day before filming I was told that the programme would only go ahead if I dropped the VC in it on TV. I refused and they told me that I didn’t need to be scared of him. I replied that I wasn’t scared of him, he was one of the few people who had never threatened me, tried to extract info from me or tried to influence my plans re the battle with the paedophiles’ friends in any way and I was not going to smear one of the few sane people who had behaved properly.
Here are some of the people who were desperately hoping that I would be led into an obvious trap by the ‘investigative journalist’ who Wanted To Expose The Truth:
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Before Fungus nearly killed Farrar, a VIP paid a visit to Bangor University to open the new Ecocentre (I’ve forgotten its official name) aka the Good Ship Farrar. It was Gordon, during his brief period of being PM! There were some structural problems with the building, but no-one told Gordon that. Instead Farrar was touted as a Sensitive Green who Cared about matters Climate and the Environment, rather than a shitbag who had climbed to the top of the University by bullying weak stupid people who were colluding with a murdering trafficking gang.
The building of Farrar’s empire at Bangor involved the usual strategy ie. the touting as geniuses of a few of those who had shamelessly toadied to this vile git when they were his PhD students, instead of running away as fast as they could which happened quite often in the case of students doing PhDs with Farrar. A number of good botanists gave up on plant biology after having had the John Farrar Experience.
One of the Geniuses from the Farrar Stable is Professor Julie Scholes. Julie Scholes was a PhD student when I was an undergrad and Julie knew about many of the sordid activities on the part of Farrar and his colleagues that I have discussed on this blog. Julie is now a Professor in the Dept of Animal and Plant Sciences at Sheffield University. Julie is one of the partners in Sheffield University’s Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change and Migration.
The Leverhulme Trust grant-making foundation which was established under the will of the 1st Viscount Leverhulme (1851–1925), with the instruction that its resources should be used to support “scholarships for the purposes of research and education.” The Leverhulme estate is located in Cheshire/Merseyside and Philip Lever aka Lord Leverhulme, the 3rd Viscount was foolish enough to get himself linked with Dafydd and the gang, partly by Philip Lever’s position as Chancellor of Liverpool University, 1980-93. Fungus used this very effectively in terms of liberating funding from the Leverhulme Trust and no doubt in other ways a well. Before Fungus decided that Farrar was better off dead, Fungus and Farrar were partners in crime. Philip Lever’s lifelong passion was horse racing. He owned race horses and served as Chairman of Chester Racecourse and as a senior steward of the Jockey Club. Ronnie Waterhouse’s father-in-law bred racehorses and Ronnie made it his business to get to know everyone who was anyone in racing and the Jockey Club. See previous posts.
Philip Lever served as Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, 1949-90, making him the longest serving Lord Lieutenant in the country. He was Lilibet’s representative throughout those long and happy years that Dafydd’s gang operated in Cheshire and Lever’s term of office spanned most of Sir Peter Morrison’s time as the Tory MP for Chester, when Morrison was molesting children in care in north Wales and elsewhere. Philip Lever died in July 2000. He obviously felt that his job on earth was done once Ronnie Waterhouse’s report had been published in Feb 2000.
I invite readers to take a look at the dates of the highlights of Julie Schofield’s career and think back to what was happening re Dafydd’s gang at the time:
BSc (1982) PhD (1986) University of Wales

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellow, University of Sheffield (1986-1987)
Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Sheffield (1987-1995)
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, University of Sheffield (1995-2003)
Professor of Plant and Microbial Sciences (2003 – present).

One can go a long way by keeping one’s trap shut if one’s PhD supervisor is an absolute pig…

Another Outstanding Biologist who learned at the knee of a man who’s colleagues were running a paedophile ring is Professor Julian Hibberd of the
Department of Plant Sciences, Cambridge University….
What became of Stel, the undergrad whom Farrar was shagging? Well she ended up marrying Farrar when she finished her PhD and went on to have a big family. She and Farrar had a very acrimonious divorce when the children were quite young and Stel spent years working as a Welsh for adults tutor at Bangor University, in the School of Lifelong Learning of which the Head was Meri Huws, the former Gwynedd social worker at the time of Great Paedophilia in the 1980s. Stel and Farrar’s son Robin has for some years held various offices in Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, the Welsh Language Society. Meri Huws Chaired Cymdeithas back in the 1980s…
When i was doing my PhD, I shared an open plan office with a number of others, including a Dr Christine Smart. Christine was married to a Prof in Biological Sciences at Bangor University, Davey Jones. Christine used to tell people that she knew that everyone hated Farrar, but Davey would always be grateful to him because Farrar got him his Chair. The reason why Christine’s loyalties were being stretched was that the Dept was being shut down because Fungus had forced our boss, my PhD supervisor, out of his job and everyone was being made redundant. Christine probably knew that this was a punishment beating for my PhD supervisor after I got my PhD, so I do hope that she and Davey screwed as much as they possibly could out of Fungus and Farrar. Especially as I’ve now exposed the whole rotten structure. Christine knew how bad the Top Doctors of Bangor were, because she had a very bad experience during the birth of one of her children. It should have been enough to have got one of the bastards sacked, but no, there won’t have been a complaint made because no-one can afford to upset the Top Docs and the associated paedophile gang. So other women will have been put at risk by him as well now…
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Wales has got talent? Well it’s certainly got a great many people feeding off Dafydd.
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Because there was so little employment in the Bangor area in the 1980s, of the Bangor graduates who stayed in the area, many set up their own small, often slightly alternative, businesses. One of the plant biologists who graduated a few years before me, Pete Winstanley, established an organic veg shop in Bangor, years before eating organic veg was a mass activity. Pete was always very friendly and the shop had a huge choice of veg but it was so cold in Pete’s shop in the winter that he’d have a gas fire on full blast and would still be serving the customers while wearing a scarf, hat and woollen gloves. Pete’s veg shop disappeared from Bangor years ago and I thought that he’d left north Wales. So imagine my surprise one day while, when researching Dafydd, I discovered that Dafydd had commissioned an oil painting of himself – paid for by Dafydd’s charidee CAIS I understand – painted by Anglesey artist Pete Winstanley. Yes, it was the botanist Pete who used to own the veg shop…
Pete’s veg shop was in Upper Bangor, opposite the left-wing book shop and just down the road from the C & A Hospital, with the Angels’ homes opposite. The C & A Hospital which was facilitating the trafficking ring and the Angels’ homes in the buildings which were in a nearly uninhabitable condition, housing Angels who were also involved in the trafficking ring.
In the early 1980s, students at UCNW were all exposed to the story of ‘Do you know that there is a prostitute in Bangor? She’s in the Railway Hotel.’ I never went in the Railway Hotel so I have no idea of whether there was a prostitute in there or not, but there were a a number of prostitutes who lived in the Angels’ homes and even more prostitutes in the Ty Newydd and Ty’r Felin children’s homes in Bangor.
‘We didn’t know.’
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Sons And Lovers

My post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’ discussed John Tilley, a Labour Councillor and then the Labour MP for Lambeth Central, 1987-83, who was the main or one of the main figures in London responsible for ensuring that numerous kids from inner London were sent into the arms of Dafydd’s gang in north Wales without any awkward questions being asked. There was a whole network of other Labour Party people surrounding John Tilley who also played their part. The London Labour Party at the time was dominated by people who were so desperate to wave their credentials re disadvantage or minorities that there were a plethora of jokes about the ‘loony left’ and ‘Private Eye’ quipped about the feat of Frances Morrell becoming Leader of ILEA without being black, working-class or gay. I mentioned in ‘Lord Snooty The Third’ that the real factor which ensured success for Frances Morrell or indeed anyone else in ILEA at the time was to keep their mouth shut about Dafydd’s gang. As long as one did that, one could be white, posh and heterosexual and still rise to the top of the London left.

Frances Morrell (née Frances Maine Galleway) led ILEA, 1983–87. Frances Morrell was brought up in York and educated at Queen Anne Grammar School in York and Hull University. Frances was brought up in Jimmy Savile country, at a time when Savile had plugged into the organised abuse that had previously existed in the region and turned it into an industry. Well before the time when Morrell was Leader of ILEA, Savile had established links with Dafydd et al. Savile used to visit Bryn Estyn and it is alleged that he witnessed the gang rape of a boy for pleasure.

Hull University has educated many of those both ancient and modern who concealed the crimes of Dafydd et al. See previous posts. The situation was assisted by Prezza being the MP for Hull East, 1970-2010. Prezza is from north Wales and went to Ruskin College when Matt Arnold – the Head of Bryn Estyn-  was teaching there and when Peter Howarth, Arnold’s friend and colleague who in 1994 was jailed for the abuse of boys at Bryn Estyn, was a student at Ruskin. See post ‘A Study In Tyranny’. No wonder Miranda made Prezza Deputy PM, 1997-2007.

 

Frances Morrell worked as a schoolteacher, 1960-70, marrying Brian Morrell in 1964. In 1970 Mrs Morrell became a Press Officer, working for the Fabian Society and the NUS. This brought Mrs Morrell into contact with Tony Benn, who was at the time coming to be seen as the leader of the Labour left and someone with whom Mrs Morrell then agreed on many important issues.

The Chairmen of the Fabian Society when Mrs Morrell was the Press Officer were Jeremy Bray (1970-71); Sir Peter Hall, 1971-72 – Sir Peter Hall the urban town planner as opposed to Sir Peter Hall the luvvie – and Lord Anthony Lester QC, 1972-73.

Jeremy William Bray (29 June 1930-31 May 2002) attended Kingswood School, Bath (1942-48), Jesus College, Cambridge and was a Choate Fellow at Harvard University. He also worked as a research officer at the Department of Applied Economics at Cambridge University. Bray was Labour MP for Middlesborough West, 1962-70; Motherwell and Wishaw, Oct 1974-83; and Motherwell South, 1983-97.

There was a trafficking ring in the Middlesborough region linked with Dafydd’s gang; it was that ring who’s activities erupted in the form of the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal in 1987-88 (see post ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named’).

Sir Peter Geoffrey Hall(19 March 1932 – 30 July 2014) was the Bartlett Professor of Planning and Regeneration at The Bartlett School, UCL and President of both the Town and Country Planning Association and the Regional Studies Association. Hall was a planning and regeneration adviser to successive UK Gov’ts. He was Special Adviser on Strategic Planning to the Tory Gov’t, 1991–94 and a member of the Office of the Deputy PM’s -Prezza’s – Urban Task Force, 1998–1999.

Hall was born in Hampstead and in 1940, his family moved to Blackpool. He  attended Blackpool Grammar School and then graduated from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge with a Masters and Doctorate before starting his academic career in 1957 as lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London. 

On 30 April 2015, Transport for London dedicated a train in recognition of Hall’s contribution to London’s transport infrastructure. The train, Number 378 204, is a five-carriage London Overground train:

The Professor Sir Peter Hall Overground train

The Professor Sir Peter Hall Overground train

If one googles ‘Transport For London’ one of the first results is ‘Transport London – Check Your Route For Delays’.

The Torygraph’s obituary for Sir Peter Hall filled everyone in on the highlights of his biography. Hall was:
Britain’s leading post-war planning intellectual’ who ‘taught generations of professional planners. Once an active Fabian and later a founding member of the Social Democratic Party, he was inspired by Ebenezer Howard and the garden city movement, and highly critical of the “planning by developers” approach promoted by some on the Right — seeing it as a recipe for featureless urban sprawl. Throughout his life he argued for centrally-coordinated planning based on the concepts of urban growth areas, garden cities and new towns. While Hall’s leanings were generally to the Left, he was not afraid to lend his expertise to governments of any persuasion. His idea for urban “enterprise zones” to kick-start development in run-down inner city areas morphed into the Urban Development Corporations which transformed Canary Wharf and other urban centres in the 1980s.

He became special adviser to Michael Heseltine when he returned to the Department of the Environment under John Major, and was the main progenitor of the idea of expanding London eastwards along the shores of the river Thames, accompanying Heseltine in a helicopter over what has become known as the Thames Gateway.

Later he worked with Labour’s Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis on his plans for Crossrail and HS2 and served as a somewhat semi-detached member of Labour’s Urban Task Force under the chairmanship of Lord (Richard) Rogers, whose enthusiasm for high density development on “brownfield” sites he did not share.

Hall also made waves by suggesting at a Town and Country Planning Association conference that Heathrow should be closed and replaced with a new airport in the Thames Estuary, potentially offshore — an idea which was subsequently taken up by the Tory Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Hall had burst on to the scene as a young academic in 1963 with his book London 2000, a futuristic reimagining of the capital as it entered the new millennium. He argued for a major replanning of London and the south-east, with an elaborate grid of urban motorways, “clean sweep” demolition programmes and new towns. His prototypical London family would live at “Hamstreet”, a Kentish village grown into a new town, criss-crossed by motorways, elevated pavements and cycleways, all rigorously separated and linked to the Continent by a new cross-Channel rail link. He imagined a Brixton whose terraced houses had been “rehabilitated and modernised; their road pattern broken up and sealed from the main traffic streams… On a pedestrian deck above are new shops and offices and a higher education campus.”

If his early optimistic vision bore witness to his deep love of urban life, and was prophetic in predicting the need for congestion charging and the cross-Channel link, it also highlighted the dangers of brashly overconfident state planning. Even Hall came to see the dangers of the approach, admitting that many of the effects of top-down planning in the 1960s and ’70s had been dire.

The son of a clerical officer in the pensions service, Peter Geoffrey Hall was born on March 19 1932 in Hampstead, north London. During the war his family moved to Blackpool, where he was educated at the town’s grammar school (he would later repay the debt by chairing Blackpool’s regeneration agency from 2004 to 2008).

Hall went on take a degree and PhD in Geography at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. After academic posts at Birkbeck College, London University, and the London School of Economics, he moved to the University of Reading, where he was Professor of Geography from 1968 to 1989 and head of department, also serving as chairman of its School of Planning Studies (1971–77 and 1983–86) and Dean of Urban and Regional Studies (1975–78).

In the 1980s he combined his duties at Reading with a professorship at the University of California, Berkeley, where he continued until taking up the chair of Planning (1992) at University College London’s Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning. He was director of the Institute of Community Studies from 2001 to 2004.

Among appointments to numerous advisory bodies, in 1966 Hall had been invited by the Labour government of Harold Wilson to join the South-East Economic Planning Council. He was in the forefront of the cheerleaders for the development of the new towns of Milton Keynes and Peterborough and, as former industrial cities began to fall derelict in the 1970s, produced papers arguing that one response might be to remove planning restrictions in targeted areas to “recreate the Hong Kong of the 1950s and 1960s inside inner Liverpool or inner Glasgow”.

The Council was abolished in 1979 by Margaret Thatcher, ostensibly because the quango was surplus to requirements — though as Hall later observed: “We had three big agendas in our last years: one, that you would never develop London Docklands without an urban development corporation; two, that London’s third airport should be at Stansted; and three, that the first national transport priority should be the M25 orbital motorway. So she shut us down rapidly to implement all three!”

Hall wrote or co-wrote some 50 books and (by his own estimate) more than 2,000 articles and shorter pieces. Among his better-known works, Great Planning Disasters (1980) was an attempt to answer the question: “How is it we can’t get to the airport, when we can get to the moon?”; Cities in Civilisation (1998) charted the role of the city from ancient Athens to Canary Wharf; Sociable Cities (1998, with Colin Ward) explored the work and influence of Ebenezer Howard; and London Voices, London Lives (2007) drew from interviews with ordinary Londoners carried out for an Economic and Social Research Council-funded project and, among other vignettes, featured Gujarati immigrants from the 1960s in Hounslow wanting to move to leafy Surrey “because of the immigrants”.

His last book, Good Cities, Better Lives (2013), asked the question why Britain does not build enough, and why what it does build is often alienating, ugly and poorly-served by infrastructure, while its European neighbours seem to have cracked the art of building happy and prosperous cities. Citing Freiburg as the outstanding example, Hall observed that continental city planners had “created good jobs, built superb housing in fine natural settings and generated rich urban lives. But not only that: simultaneously these cities have become models of sustainable urban life, minimising energy needs, recycling waste and reducing emissions.”

Planning, he argued, should be grounded in an understanding of the real world; informed by a deep knowledge of history; inspired by a sense of optimistic cultural possibility; and, above all, should remain focused on improving lives and creating places where people actually want to live and work — not what planners think is good for them.

Hall, a Fellow of the British Academy, received numerous awards, including the Founder’s Medal of the Royal Geographical Society and the Gold Medal of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Knighted in 1998, he was named as a “Pioneer in the Life of the Nation” by the Queen in 2003.

In 1962 he married Carla Wartenberg. The marriage was dissolved in 1966, and the following year he married Magdalena Mróz, who survives him.’

 

Professor Sir Peter Hall would have known much about the massive corruption in planning depts and construction, much of which was linked with the associates of Dafydd’s gang and linked gangs, as described in my post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’. Hall had a great deal to answer for, but every time that his own handiwork bit him on the bum, he blamed someone else.

 

 Anthony Paul LesterBaron Lester of Herne Hill, QC (born 3 July 1936) is one of the many Radical Human Rights barristers who knew about Dafydd et al but said not a word. Lord Lester sits as a Lib Dem. Lester was born into a Jewish family and was educated at the City of London School. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and Harvard Law School. Lester was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn. In 1987, he was appointed as a recorder and was in office until 1993. Lester works from Blackstone Chambers. He was appointed adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Law at University College Cork in 2005.

In the 1960s and 1970s Lester was directly involved with the drafting of race relations legislation in Britain. During these periods, he acted as the chair of the legal subcommittee of the Campaign Against Racial Discrimination (C.A.R.D.) and was a member of several organisations working for racial equality such as the Society of Labour Lawyers, Council of the Institute of Race Relations, British Overseas Socialist Fellowship and the National Committee for Commonwealth Immigrants.

In 1968, Lester co-founded the Runnymede Trust and was Chairman of the Runnymede Trust, 1991-93. The Runnymede is a magnet for paedophiles’ friends; a great many with Radical Consciences but who nonetheless ignored what was happening to people at the hands of Dafydd et al were leading lights in the Runnymede. The Runnymede Trust was founded by Dipak Nandy, who was also its first Director. Dipak is the Labour MP Lisa Nandy’s dad! Dipak and his then wife Maggie – Lisa’s mum – were both based in Leicester and associated with Leicester University for years while that institution concealed the paedophile gang operating in Leicester with links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Lisa’s relatives have been most helpful to abusers, her granddad was Lord Frank Byers who was a Liberal Chief Whip and a member of the secret panel that the Liberal Party set up to investigate Norman Scott’s complaints about Jeremy Thorpe years before Thorpe’s 1979 trial for incitement to murder. Frank Byers’ response to Norman’s allegations was to hurl insults at him so Norman walked out of the ‘hearing’ and went to the police. See previous posts for further information about Lisa’s ancestors and for my very unpleasant experience when I was BEGGED to go to London by Lisa’s supporters to see Lisa in action.

According to Lisa’s PR, she’s an Asian Woman. She is also so fucking hopeless that she has to read her speeches word for word and so fucking rude that she ignores someone sitting in front of her who develops a screaming migraine which makes them quite ill.

 

Anthony Lester was a SPAD to Woy Jenkins at the Home Office in the 1970s, when Woy was colluding with the serious criminal activities of Dafydd et al. Lester moved with Woy from the Labour Party to found the SDP in 1981. For more details re Woy, see previous posts eg. ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’. On 29 June 2007, Lester was appointed by PM Gordon Brown as a SPAD on constitutional reform to the Secretary of State for Justice, one Jack Straw.

Lester is a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights. Which must be why he ignored these matters:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

 

Lucille Hughes

 

Cledwyn Williams

 

North Wales Hospital, Denbigh - County Asylums

 

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Anthony Lester is a Patron of the Family Planning Association. He represented the FPA in a contentious case in N Ireland where it was widely claimed that the FPA were trying to use strategic litigation to introduce liberalised abortion laws into the country. The paedophiles’ friends do like joining bodies which have an interest in the control of other people’s fertility.

For years in north Wales, the Top Doctors conspired to ensure that it was virtually impossible for women to obtain abortions on the NHS, even in the late 1980s, many years after abortion was decriminalised. This gave the Top Docs two advantages. A cosy business arrangement was established between the Top Docs of north Wales and a private abortionist in Chester and referrals were made to anyone who asked as long as they had the money required. For women too poor to afford the fee, the outcome was that they would continue with an unwanted pregnancy. This produced difficulties for many women, but for the kids in care or Empowered Service Users who had become pregnant as a result of Dafydd’s gang raping them, it was a nightmare, because they would then be referred to Dafydd for an ‘assessment’ re obtaining a termination on mental health grounds. Did the ‘assessment’ consist of what such an assessment did in every other area of the UK at the time ie. a conversation? Of course not. In north Wales, the assessment consisted of a stay at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. Where the view was taken that the patient couldn’t get more pregnant so it was party time. Geddit?? See previous posts eg. ‘Tan yn Llyn’, ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’ and ‘It’s Bachman Turner Over drive – Not ‘Arf’. I am still waiting for someone to tell us what happened to all the babies, because even after Dafydd’s ‘assessment’, an abortion would be refused but very few people emerged with a baby.

Alongside the unlawful restriction of abortion, the Top Doctors of north Wales urged ‘family planning’ on a whole variety of young women who had not ever enquired about such matters, as well, I was told, on girls in care, including those who did not have boyfriends and showed no interest in acquiring one. I noticed this myself and recently I had an e mail from someone else who found out what was going on who concluded that the girls in care were being ‘prepared for action’ by the age of 14. Yes, that was pretty much the conclusion that I drew. I knew of Empowered Service Users who were sterilised without their consent – in one case the Empowered Service User had no understanding of what the effects would be and no-one bothered to tell her. I imagine that this was routine. This was all completely unlawful and it was very widely known.

I do not remember Lord Lester or anyone else coming forward to help.

Lester’s peerage was announced on 13 August 1993. That was the month in which I was found guilty of ‘staring at a social worker in Safeways’ and was ordered to part with £60 by the Bangor Magistrates Court. The social worker in question, Jackie Brandt, was a member of the paedophile gang and her police statement claimed that I had shouted and sworn at her, such that she feared ‘immediate violence’. She ended up crying in the witness box and admitted that I hadn’t even spoken to her but I had stared at her. There was no investigation for perjury. The year before Anthony Lester bagged his peerage, the North Wales Police closed their investigation into the possibility of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire, stating that there was ‘no evidence’ of any such thing.

The Lord Lester of Herne Hill
Official portrait of Lord Lester of Herne Hill crop 2.jpg

 

Lord Lester: Dafydd et al operated a massive trafficking organisation which targeted kids in care, psych patients and people with learning disabilities. Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people went through their crazed, dangerous hands after ‘being referred’. I am one of the few survivors that I know of. Furthermore by the time that they targeted me – in the early 1980s – they had an enormous well-oiled machine. That gang did not spend the next 25 years trying to kill Brown and me and forcing me out of every job that I obtained because their gang had died a death and was no longer exerting influence. They were very much still in action. So who else have they done this to Lord Lester and WHERE are all the missing people???

Anthony Lester is the father of Gideon Lester and of Maya Lester QC. Gideon was born in 1972, when Dafydd and John Allen’s trafficking gang were beginning to hit the big time. Gideon himself was in no danger from them – it wasn’t the children of Human Rights barristers who were ‘referred’ to Dafydd, they were kept well away from him by their parents – but Gideon may well know a few people who used the services of those procured by Dafydd’s gang, because Gideon is a luvvie.

Gideon Lester is a ‘performing arts curator, artistic director, educator, and dramaturg’. What a dramaturg is I have no idea. The dramaturd is currently Artistic Director for Theater and Dance at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College and Director of Bard’s undergraduate Theater & Performance program. The dramaturd was Acting Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.), 2007-09 and taught at the Columbia University of the Arts, where he created the Arts Collaboration Lab.

Gideon the dramaturd studied at Oxford University and study dramaturdy at the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard. He taught dramaturdy at the American Repertory Theatre and playwriting at Harvard.

The dramaturd’s stage translations include Marivaux’s Island of Slaves.

Here’s the Island from where so many of Dafydd’s slaves came:

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  • The dramaturd is a productive turd, among his many other stage translations are two texts by the French playwright Michael Vinaver, ‘King’ and ‘Overboard’.
  • Lord Tom King, who greatly benefited from Dafydd’s gang:
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Cap’n Bob:

Robert Maxwell

 

The dramaturd’s other adaptations include ‘Enter the Actress’, a one-woman show.

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The General Secretary of the Fabian Society, 1964-76 was Thomas Arthur Ponsonby, 3rd Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede (23 October 1930-13 June 1990), who succeeded the title on the death of his father in 1976. Thomas Ponsonby served as a member of Kensington and Chelsea Council, 1956-65 and then as an Alderman, 1964-74. He then became an Alderman of the GLC, 1970-77 and was elected Chairman of the GLC, 1976-77. Ponsonby was elected Labour Chief Whip in the Lords in 1982 and served as Opposition Chief Whip until his death in 1990. Thomas Ponsonby was a Governor of the LSE, 1970-90. 

Ponsonby married twice: firstly to Ursula Mary Fox-Pitt, the daughter of Cdr Thomas Stanley Lane Fox-Pitt of Devon, with whom he had a son and three daughters and secondly to Maureen Estelle Campbell-Teich, the widow of Dr Paul Campbell-Teich of Geneva, Switzerland. He was succeeded by his son, Frederick Ponsonby, 4th Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede. Frederick sits as a Labour peer and is a regular contributor in Lords debates. He lost his seat in the Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, but in 2000 Miranda let him back in by creating him a life peer as Baron Ponsonby of Roehampton, of Shulbrede in the County of West Sussex. Miranda will have realised that Frederick did not just inherit his father’s title, but he will have inherited a great deal of the knowledge re the names and crimes of those Who Knew.

Frederick, son of Thomas who was Where The Action Was:

 

The NUS President, 1969-71, was Jack Straw. Straw was Miranda’s Home Secretary, 1997-2001, throughout the Waterhouse Inquiry and at the time of the publication of the Waterhouse Report.

Digby Jacks, 1971-73. Digby Jacks was a member of the Communist Party when he became President of the NUS. Jacks was raised in Charlton, south London, the son of a building surveyor, and read biology at King’s College, London and gained a teaching diploma at the Institute of Education. He taught for a time at Holland Park Comprehensive School before his election to the NUS Executive in 1969.

Charlton seems to be a rather boring part of London within the Royal Borough of Greenwich and has links with the Royal Navy. The Italian writer Italo Svevo lived in a house on Charlton Church Lane, 1903-13. He had arrived there in his capacity as a director in a Trieste firm selling paint for ships, on whose behalf he established a factory in Charlton’s Anchor and Hope Lane, fulfilling a big contract with the Royal Navy. The foundry of J. Stone & Co moved to Charlton in 1917 and produced 22,000 propellers for the Royal Navy during WW II (its products being fitted to battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers and numerous smaller vessels), plus propellers and water-tight doors for RMS Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth and Royal Yacht Britannia. In 1963 Stone’s marine propeller business merged with Manganese Bronze and manufacture moved to Birkenhead. Stone Foundries still operates at Charlton, in a plant established in 1939 to produce aluminium and magnesium light alloy castings mainly for the aircraft industry and production of nails and rivets continues at nearby Stone Fasteners.

Young people are unaware of for how long Britain remained acutely conscious of WW II long after that war had ended. Boys of Digby’s generation were raised on a diet of comics in which most of the stories were about WW II, ‘war films’ were on TV constantly and all older people remembered the war and often talked about it. Everybody had a male relative who had Fought In The War. Britain was dead proud of it all and all less reputable conduct that the Brits may have participated in was air-brushed away. But young men like Digby’s were rebelling and had a bellyful of hearing about it all. Digby was a Commie with big ambitions. He’d have been acutely aware of all that relatively recent Royal Navy and MoD activity in Charlton and he will have known that a few things had gone in which were being kept from the ears of the great British public, such as the activities of Lord Louis Mountbatten and some others in his network (see post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’). Digby will have been digging and Digby will have known that when he was President of the NUS, the biggest wig at ILEA was very, very close to someone who, because of his war service and place in ‘the establishment’ could not have afforded to have been associated with anything like the activities of Dafydd’s gang…I will return to this person later in this post.

The school at which Digby had taught, Holland Park, opened in 1958 and was the flagship for comprehensive education. A number of high-profile socialists sent their children to Holland Park School and it became known as “the socialist Eton”. Hilary and Melissa Benn went to Holland Park, as did Polly Toynbee, Jenny Abramsky and Evgeny Lebedev. Some famous people also taught there, including Bryan Ferry and another member of Roxy Music, Christine Blower who became the General Secretary of the NUT and Mary Marsh, the former Head, became a non-executive Director of HSBC plc and a Governor of the London Business School.

Holland Park had a very loyal fan club but there were also fierce critics. In 1970, George Gale, then the Editor of ‘The Spectator’,  claimed that the girls at Holland Park were running a vice ring at the school. I have no idea whether there was any truth in that allegation, but had the girls wanted to do that, they would have been in an excellent position to do so, being young women living in London who were well-networked to people with money who would want to use their services. While someone like George Gale would be delighted to think that the most terrible things were happening at Holland Park, other people would be desperate to pretend that everything really was fantastic there. I went to a comprehensive school – although not Holland Park obviously – at a time when a lot of people in education would not hear a word against comprehensive schools and believe me, our school was shite, as was the neighbouring glorious comprehensive which Brown attended. They both needed bombs dropping on them, but Brown and me were frequently gunned down by right-on people when we dared say this. From what I can work out, Holland Park was like a lot of comprehensive and not so comprehensive schools in that kids from professional well-connected families did very well, others not so well. Polly Toynbee was a real duffer at school but she’s writing bollocks in ‘The Guardian’ in exchange for a great deal of money nonetheless.

However, if there had have been anything approaching a vice ring in operation at Holland Park, just imagine the influence that Digby would wield over all the people who were desperate that the school should remain a shining example of all that was great about comprehensive education. A lot of people have forgotten that in the early 1970s, a lot of Tories supported comprehensive schools as well, it wasn’t a policy solely encouraged by Shirley Williams as Auberon Waugh always seemed to think. The name of the Education Secretary who oversaw the establishment of more comprehensives than any other Education Secretary was one Margaret Thatcher, who was the Education Secretary when Digby was President of the NUS…

Digby died in October 2011 and his obituary in the Indie stated that:

‘Digby Jacks was instrumental in turning the National Union of Students into an effective lobbying and campaigning body, which stopped the then Education Minister Margaret Thatcher from introducing policies which would have restricted the autonomy and finances of the various students’ unions….

Told you so, Digby had real influence over the Tories…

He was disappointed, but took a pragmatic approach when an increase to the student grant system of an extra £10 million he had negotiated was turned down by his conference on the grounds that it was insufficient and that the demands of the wage campaign would only be met when the “organised working class can defeat the wage freeze”…

So Digby’s ‘members’, who in those days were overwhelmingly drawn from the offspring of the professional middle classes wanted rather more than Digby bagged them; they might have been showing solidarity towards the organised working class but the organised working class probably viewed them as a bunch of indulged twats who had a bloody nerve turning down an extra £10 million on the grounds that it was ‘insufficient’.

On leaving the NUS he became a Divisional Officer for the Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs, one of the few NUS presidents to become a full-time union official, staying on to become Assistant General Secretary when it became the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Trade Union. He undertook responsibility for looking after those working in the finance industries.

The ASTMS and the union into which it evolved, MSF, had a great many members who held professional/managerial jobs in the NHS and medical schools but who were not Top Doctors. When I worked at St George’s Hospital Medical School, 1989-91, the MSF reps were corrupt and were using their knowledge of the very serious wrongdoing of the Top Doctors – including the trafficking gang in south London which the Top Docs were facilitating – for their own benefit. They didn’t blow the whistle, they didn’t protect patients from harm, they just held the institution over a barrel to shore up their own positions. There was and still is much wrongdoing in medicine, much of it perpetrated by people who have Lord and Sir in front of their names and a great many people find that life is sweet if they let it be known that they have knowledge of what is going on but won’t say a word, as long as they are invited to the party as well.

 

In 2005, Jacks retired as regional officer for Amicus. Amicus was the UK’s largest private sector union, formed by the merger of MSF and the AEEU, agreed in 2001 and two smaller unions, UNIFI and the GPMU. Amicus also organised in both parts of Ireland and was affiliated to the UK TUC, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Scottish Trades Union Congress. Older people in Amicus knew about the elite vice ring based at the Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast which allegedly included Sir Anthony Blunt and Lord Mountbatten, because Top Doctors were involved (see previous posts). They’d have also had  great deal of crap on events during the Troubles, including the Shoot to Kill policy, the torture of suspects and other matters which were flatly denied by the British Gov’t.

So Digby Spart remained in this not at all left wing union which represented many professional middle class people who were using their knowledge of the wrongdoing of even more senior people to feather their nests until well into Miranda’s regime, a regime in which Jack Straw, Digby’s fellow ‘left winger’ from the NUS of yesteryear, played a key role.

On 1 May 2007 Amicus merged with the TGWU to form UNITE, the biggest trade union in the UK.

Len McCluskey – Representative Of The Labouring Classes:

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On retirement [Digby] served as a Labour councillor in Hounslow

Digby remained a Councillor in Hounslow until 2006.

and became Secretary of the Alliance for Finance, an independent confederation of finance unions and staff representative bodies of financial workers.

The Alliance for Finance is a trade union federation in the UK. The Alliance for Finance was founded in 1996 on the initiative of the Barclays Group Staff Union to encourage more joint campaigning and solidarity between the many trade unions and staff associations covering the banking and financial services sector in the UK.

Not MacDonalds employees, although when he led the NUS, Digby’s desire to give the children of what were in those days mostly middle class people £10 million was rebuffed by those children themselves because they wanted more.

The Alliance’s membership was initially 27 organisations, including the Banking, Insurance and Finance Union, the Communication Workers Union, MSF, the TGWU and USDAW. This quickly rose to 36 organisations, although the 1999 merger between the Banking Insurance and Finance Union, UNiFI and the NatWest Staff Association began a process of consolidation, which has tended to reduce its prominence. In addition, many members have affiliated to the TUC. 

As well as Digby, Gwyn Bates, the former National Secretary of Unifi, Amicus and UNITE, was a previous Secretary of the Alliance for Finance. The current Honorary Vice President of the Alliance for Finance is Frank Needham, former General Secretary of the in-house union at National & Provincial Building Society. Needham was Chair of the Federation of Building Society Staff Associations from 1984-87 and subsequently Vice Chair of the Financial Services Staff Federation from 1993-96.

Baroness Turner of Camden is a former Honorary Vice President of the Alliance for Finance. Muriel Winifred Turner, Baroness Turner of Camden (née Price; 18 September 1927 – 26 February 2018). Between 1970 and 1987, Turner was Assistant General Secretary of ASTMS (later MSF, Amicus and now UNITE). From 1981 to 1987 Turner was a member of the TUC General Council. Muriel was created a life peer in May 1985. She had a particular interest in social welfare and pensions issues, which will be why she kept quiet about the organised abuse in the Camden area with links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Muriel bagged that peerage as the threats rained down upon Brown and I and just two months before Lord Donaldson, the Master of the Rolls, upheld Mary Wynch’s appeal re Dafydd and the gang. Mary was represented by Birnberg & Co, who were based in Camden. All colluding politicians as well as legal and health care professionals knew that Mary’s case was about the be heard at the Royal Courts of Justice and a lot of them knew that Brown and I were raising serious concerns about the mental health services in north Wales as well. By the summer of 1985, Alison Taylor was blowing whistles regarding the abuse of kids in care in north Wales.

Muriel was Front Bench Spokesperson on Employment for the Labour Opposition, Oct 1987-96, which covered the years of investigations in north Wales as the region was littered with the corpses of kids in care and Empowered Service Users. The Windbag, John Smith and Miranda sat on all of it.

Muriel was Deputy Speaker of the Lords, 2002-08. Up in north Wales, the legacy of Dafydd’s gang continued, particularly as so many of them were holding senior positions in the public services, the local authorities and the police. Corruption was rampant and complaints about the most serious wrongdoing in the ‘services’ were ignored.

Muriel was a member of the Equal Opportunities Commission, 1982-88. Elspeth Howe served as Deputy Chairman of the EOC, 1975 -79 – when Mary Wynch was unlawfully arrested and imprisoned by Dafydd – and in various other capacities from 1980. Elspeth was married to Geoffrey Howe, a member of Thatch’s Cabinet while Dafydd et al caused havoc. Before he became an MP, Geoffrey Howe was a barrister in Wales/Chester, where along with all of his colleagues, he colluded with Dafydd and the gang. Geoffrey and Elspeth Howe were close friends with Ronnie Waterhouse and his wife and had been since they were very young. See previous posts for more information about the Howes and their numerous links to Dafydd’s associates.

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Corrupt and female? Then you are given a position on an Equality Body.

Muriel was also a member of the Occupational Pensions Board, 1977-93; Council member, Occupational Pensions Advisory Service,1989-2007; and Chair, Personal Investment Authority Ombudsman Council 1994-97. She was a ranking member of British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom.

Muriel was Vice-President of Humanists UK and an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society, both bodies which have enjoyed support from many paedophiles’ friends. On 15 September 2010, Turner, along with 54 other public figures, signed an open letter published in ‘The Guardian’, stating their opposition to Pope Benedict XVI’s state visit to the UK. Claire Rayner was Vice-President (and formerly President) of the British Humanist Association and an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society. In the weeks leading up to her death, Rayner railed against Pope Benedict’s XVI’s state visit to the UK. Like Muriel, Claire Rayner also knew about Dafydd and the gangs linked to him and remained silent. Like Muriel, Claire collected Brownie points for her Caring NHS ways. See post ‘The Wretched Of the Earth’.

Someone should have reminded Turner and Rayner that people living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones; those two were in no position to have a go at the Pope, they’d concealed exactly the same criminal activity.

 

 

 

To return to Mrs Morrell. In 1973 Tony Benn invited Morrell to be his Political Adviser should Labour win the next election. Mrs Morrell served as a SPAD to Benn at the Departments of Industry and Energy, 1974-79. Benn was increasingly marginalised as the Parliament went on, but Morrell worked to link him with a network of activists outside Parliament.

Details of the many links that Benn had with Dafydd’s network and those who colluded with Dafydd’s crimes can be read in my post ‘No Cuts’. Some years before he died, I wrote to Tony Benn about the abuse of mental health patients in north Wales. Tony wrote back simply saying ‘Sorry – disability is not my area’. It was a disability rights activist who suggested that I write to Wedgie-Benn, because he ‘has a good reputation on disability rights’.

 

Mrs Morrell was selected to stand as the Labour candidate for Chelmsford in Feb 1974 but she failed to be selected for several Labour seats in the 1979 General Election, including Birkenhead and Manchester Blackley. That will undoubtedly have been as a result of the internal feuding between the left and right of the Labour Party. Mrs Morrell was a firm ally of Benn’s who was loathed by the Labour Party leadership by the late 1970s.

It was Frank Field who was selected as the candidate for Birkenhead, who won the seat in 1979 and he is still there. I have previously blogged my appreciation for Frank Field after he named a group of NHS Directors and Top Doctors on Merseyside who had perpetrated a fraud in which the NHS was relieved of funds in the House and then on his blog. One of those named by Field was the vile Lyn Meadows, a former senior manager of the Welsh Ambulance Trust, who after disgracing herself there turned up as the HR Director at Bangor University, where she disgraced herself all over again. The charming Lyn is now a non-executive Director of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. See previous posts.

Much as I am grateful to Frank Field for exposing the NHS crooks of the Wirral whom no-one else dared touch, it has not escaped my notice that Frank has been sitting in Birkenhead since 1979 and that a branch of Dafydd’s gang ran Merseyside and that many of them are still there (see previous posts). Lyn Meadows and her corrupt Top Doc pals were by no means the only or biggest problems on Merseyside. As a Labour Moderate, surely Frank should at least have said something about the slaying of Michael Carr, the former Labour MP for Bootle by the combined forces of Militant and the Top Docs at Walton Hospital in July 1990? It was acknowledged that the conduct of the staff at Walton fell into the criminal negligence category, but successive DPPs just bounced the case back and forth (see post ‘News From Sicily’).

Frank Field is hated by many of the left and many of his comments in the past suggests that Frank divides the poor very much into the deserving and undeserving. He was Miranda’s Minister for Welfare Reform, 1997-98, but famously fell out with Miranda and returned to the backbenches.

Field was born in Edmonton. His father was a labourer at a factory in Battersea and his mother a teaching assistant. His parents were Conservatives. Field was educated at St Clement Danes School, then in Hammersmith, before studying at Hull University. In his youth Field was a member of the Conservative Party, but left in 1960 because of his opposition to Apartheid in South Africa and joined the Labour Party. In 1964, Field became a FE teacher in Southwark and Hammersmith.

Field served as a Labour Councillor in the London Borough of Hounslow, 1964-68. He was Director of the Child Poverty Action Group, 1969-79 and of the Low Pay Unit, 1974-80.

Once in Parliament, Field was made a member of the Opposition front bench by the Leader Footie as a Spokesman on Education in 1980, but was dropped a year later. Following the appointment of the Windbag as the Labour leader in 1983, Field was appointed as a Spokesman on Health and Social Security for a year. He was appointed the Chairman of the Social Services Select Committee in 1987 and then served as the Chairman of the new Social Security Select Committee, 1990-97.

Not a word about Dafydd and the gang throughout any of it Frank, although Dafydd et al were very busy indeed.

Following the 1997 election, Field joined Miranda’s Gov’t as Minister for Welfare Reform in the DHSS. Blair stated that Field’s mission was to “think the unthinkable”. Field thought that the state should only play a small direct role in the provision of welfare and he disliked means-testing and non-contributory entitlement to benefits, which he believed should only be received after claimants had joined social insurance schemes or mutual organisations such as ‘friendly societies’. There were clashes with Gordon and Harriet, but then everyone clashed with Gordon and Harriet.

Blair later wrote that he was disappointed that so little fresh thinking on welfare reform had emerged from his years as PM. That Blair, is because none of you were prepared to admit that the core of the problem is a deeply corrupted welfare state, run by well-heeled ‘professionals’ who run it to ensure that they benefit rather than The Poor. If The Professionals are allowed to lie, steal, embezzle and abuse The Poor with impunity and the response to The Poor gathering some very damning evidence against The Professionals is to smear The Poor, fit them up for crimes and then refuse them all medical care, then you are going to have very big problems. Which is why the only solutions that anyone ever came up with was to blame The Poor themselves, whether the argument used was one involving Cycles Of Deprivation, Neural Pathways or Genes and run around in circles banging on about social insurance schemes and friendly societies. When somebody stop The Professionals from ruthlessly milking the welfare state for their own ends, you will find that there is plenty there to Help The Poor. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime Blair. But you refused to target the most serious crime – serious organised crime on the part of the state.

The idiocy continues. The introduction of the welfare reform most closely associated with Blair eventually came to pass in 2008: the replacement of Incapacity Benefit by Employment Support Allowance. The think-tank Reform, on the advisory board of which Field sits, said in its 2016 report on changes to out-of-work sickness benefits that ESA had ‘replicated many of the problems of IB’ and had therefore ‘failed to achieve its objective’. Why are we not surprised?

 

After leaving Ministerial Office, Field continued with his duties as an MP and joined the Ecclesiastical and the Public Accounts Select Committees in the House of Commons.

In June 2010 Field was appointed by Lord Snooty the Third’s Coalition Gov’t to head an independent review into poverty, which proposed adopting a new measure centred around life-chance indicators and increasing funding for early years education. In an interview in September 2012, Field considered Snooty III to have ignored his report, saying “nothing had been done about it” and that it was “very disappointing”. Probably because Snooty III had given every spare penny to Camila Batmanghelidjh after she impressed him with her knowledge of ‘thermostatic emotional regulation’ and the erroneous neural pathways developing in foetuses who are busy gestating in the uteri of The Poor of sahf London.

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Here’s Frank brainstorming with like-minded people in 2012:

In October 2013, along with Laura Sandys, Field established the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hunger and Food Poverty, which he went on to Chair. He also chaired a parliamentary inquiry into hunger commissioned by the APPG which reported in December 2014. Field became the Chair of trustees of Feeding Britain, a charitable organisation set up in October 2015 to implement the recommendations made by the APPG.

Whether Frank takes advantage of the subsidised dining facilities in the House I do not know.

Following the 2015 General Election, it was announced in June 2015 that Frank had been elected to the Chairmanship of the Work and Pensions Select Committee. He was re-elected unopposed to the role following the 2017 General Election.

In December 2017, during a debate on Universal Credit, Field described the impact that Universal Credit changes had had on his constituents. Field spoke of how he had talked a man out of suicide and how one claimant felt “lucky” his family was invited to eat food leftover from a funeral.

Frank clearly wonders where it has all gone so wrong after the many years of his silence…

In March 2015, Field was awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Honouree for the co-founding of environmental organisation Cool Earth, a charidee that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction as a bottom-up solution to an ageing problem. Meanwhile in the NHS on Merseyside…

In 2017,  Frank Field was awarded the Langton Award for Community Service by the Archbishop of Canterbury “for sustained and outstanding commitment to social welfare”, as a result of Frank’s sealed lips regarding the massive scams that Dafydd’s gang have been working on Merseyside during Frank’s entire Parliamentary career.

Frank is an admirer of Thatch, the lady who was personal friends with at least three active paedophiles linked to Dafydd’s gang ie. Peter Morrison, George Thomas and Jimmy Savile. Although there have been attempts to get Frank to defect to the  Tories, they have been without success.

 In May 2010, Field endorsed Ed Miliband and Uncle Harry’s Leadership challenge.

Field is a practising Anglican, a former Chairman of the Churches Conservation Trust and a member of the Church of England General Synod. I am not someone who believes that every worshipper in the C of E is an abuser, but there has been a long-standing problem of denial within the institution.

Field wants to reducing the time-limit within which women can have an abortion and to strip abortion providers such as Marie Stopes of their counselling role and handing it to organisations not linked to abortion clinics. With the Conservative MP Nadine Dorries, Field has been vocal in two defeated attempts to legislate for such a reform in Parliament. I too am a little concerned about the domination of abortion providers in the field of providing counselling for pregnant women, because they tend to be very good at helping women who want abortions but not so good at assisting women who with to continue with a pregnancy in difficult circumstances. However, Field, Mad Nad and their fellow travellers never mention the frank abuses on the part of Top Doctors that continue with regard to their ‘care and counselling’ of vulnerable pregnant women and Frank, Nad et al often seem to not quite understand just how difficult the situations of some women are. ‘Go and see your GP!’ So what do you do if you’re a kid in care who’s been raped by one of the staff and the GP is colluding with the trafficking gang which the local Social Services are facilitating then Frank/Nad?

Here’s Ioan Bowen Rees, Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council, 1980-91:

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Frank Field has never married and has not been blessed with children. 

 

Kenneth Eastham was selected as the Labour candidate for Manchester Blackley and he won the seat and remained there until he retired in 1997. Eastham was a planning Engineer for GEC at Trafford Park,  Manchester, and a Manchester City Councillor for eighteen years. Eastham was a Councillor when Dafydd’s old mate Dr Bob Hobson relocated to Manchester from the Maudsley and ran a trafficking ring in the Manchester area (see post ‘The Mentor’). Tony and Sadie Francis joined old Hobson and then made their way to the North Wales Hospital to join Dafydd, as did the genocidal Dr Tony ‘Do Nothing’ Roberts a few years later.

Ken Eastham is very elderly but still with us, so perhaps he could let us know why he wanted that safe Labour seat in 1979, five years after Hobson arrived in Manchester. Mary Wynch was languishing in Denbigh in 1979, having been illegally imprisoned there by Dafydd. Dafydd knew that he was in trouble before Mary emerged, because Mary had been doing battle with Dafydd and the gang since the early 1970s and she already had lawyers lined up to act for her. Previous posts have described how Dafydd et al began sending up paedophiles’ in distress flares in 1979 to summon the cavalry from across the political spectrum.

 

 

Now to return to Mrs Morrell. After the Labour Gov’t left office in 1979, Mrs Morrell helped to create the ‘Rank and File Mobilising Committee’, through which the left organised to bring changes in the Party. ‘Private Eye’ called her Tony Benn’s ‘hatchet-woman’. In the run-up to the 1981 GLC elections, Mrs Morrell was chosen to fight Islington South and Finsbury and on election formed part of the left faction in support of Red Ken.

At the time there was that huge paedophile ring operating in the children’s homes in Islington…

Jack Straw was Little Nell’s Deputy on Islington Council’s Housing Committee, but then Jack pops up everywhere behind someone who is ignoring a trafficking gang. Jack was Battling Barbara Castle’s adviser when he was a whippersnapper and Babs was concealing the wrongdoing of the Top Doctors et al when Babs was Secretary of State at the DHSS. Babs certainly chose her juniors with care, Dr Death was one of her junior Ministers as was dear old Lord David Ennals, both big pals of some of those we know and love in north Wales. See previous posts.

 

Mrs Morrell’s background as a teacher led her to spend most time on ILEA, which came with membership of the GLC. She was chosen as Deputy Leader of the new left leadership of ILEA under Bryn Davies. Mrs Morrell became unsatisfied with Bryn’s leadership –  she considered it ‘weak’ – and built support for a change through the GLC Women’s Group; in April 1983 she challenged Bryn and was elected as ILEA  leader.

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Under Mrs Morrell, ILEA became concerned with promoting gender equality. I suppose that ILEA could have argued that both boys and girls were being abused and trafficked. The authority was severely criticised for what the right regarded as propaganda in the schools that it administered. Many of the policies of the Davies leadership were continued, which included the high spending: ILEA deliberately set an illegally high budget for 1985. Thatch’s Gov’t was proposing to abolish the GLC and wanted to abolish ILEA as well but found it impractical to do so. However, new legislation allowed the Gov’t to limit  ILEA’s budget and it did so. ILEA was helped by a bail-out from the GLC for one year.

The abolition of the GLC in 1986 meant that something had to be done to provide for future elections to the ILEA. It was decided that there would be direct elections. Mrs Morrell led Labour into the campaign and with London hostile to the abolition of the GLC, Labour won an easy victory. Mrs Morrell was re-elected quite narrowly herself, as the SDP put up a strong challenge.

Despite Red Ken’s best efforts, the GLC was abolished on 31 March 1986, along with the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Tyne and Wear, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Councils. All of these Councils had trafficking rings operating within their welfare services and some of them were sending a lot of kids in their care to Dafydd et al in north Wales. No-one said a word about this among the ranting both against and in favour of these Councils over a period of years, although a great many people knew what was going on.

On 31 March 1986, BBC News reported that ‘Thousands of people have taken part in festivities to mark the historic final hours of 97 years of local rule in London. A throng of 250,000 people have gathered on the South Bank in London, home to the Greater London Council, which will not exist from midnight tonight. Festivities will end with the largest display of fireworks ever seen in the city after a week of events costing £250,000.’

Well Red Ken and his mates transferred millions into the pockets of Dafydd’s gang, what’s another £250k on fireworks?

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Dafydd et al were getting very jumpy in 1986, because a contingent of honest police had begun to close in on them. Oliver Brooke, Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s Hospital Medical School and one of the biggest players in the pan-European paedophile ring which Dafydd et al were running was jailed in Dec 1986. The paedophiles’ friends will have known that Ollie had been caught by the time that the GLC vanished after that fireworks display. Fortunately for Ollie and his associates, the legal establishment was on their side and Lord Justice Geoffrey Lane allowed  Ollie’s appeal in May 1987 and Ollie was released shortly after on the grounds that the poor man had suffered enough and his vast collection of kiddie porn was no more than the equivalent of a collection of ‘cigarette cards’ no less. See previous posts eg. ‘Oliver!’

By the time that the GLC and Dafydd’s other business partners disappeared, Alison Taylor and I could not have been yelling more loudly that something terrible was happening in north Wales and Mary had won her case…

Dafydd and the gang remained in business and witnesses continued to be harassed, threatened and found dead. Including my housemate Anne Vernon, who was killed in April 1986.

Whatever the security services thought that they were doing in the face of all this, it really was woefully inadequate and no-one will ever convince me otherwise. I look forward to the resignation of C or Z or Dame Stella Rimington or whoever was responsible for this cock-up, along with their statement that they have failed and will learn lessons. Then they can go and do it all over again. That seems to be the model of practice.

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Mrs Morrell lost her leadership of ILEA in 1987 by 23 votes to 22, continuing a tradition of internal deselection established by both of her predecessors.

Mrs Morrell became secretary of the Speaker of the House of Commons Commission on Citizenship in 1988. That Speaker was Bernard Weatherill, who had succeeded the  child molester George Thomas as Speaker in 1983, when Thatch gave George Thomas a Viscountcy. Mrs Morrell was a senior research fellow at Queen Mary and Westfield College, 1991-92 and then became Executive Director of the Institute for Citizenship Studies.

Mrs Morrell was lately joint Chief Executive of ArtsInform, ‘which tries to build relationships between schools and colleges and professional artists.’

Mrs Morrell’s husband Brian committed suicide in April 2009 – although I have not found out about the circumstances – and Mrs Morrell herself suffered from increasingly poor health and died from cancer in January 2010. Frances and Brian Morrell died as angry demands were being made by many for another investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Dafydd’s gang sent up distress flares which caused an influx of paedophiles’ friends to stand for and get elected to the Welsh Assembly (see post ‘The Battle Of The Cowshed’), including Jenny Rathbone, a former Islington Councillor, journalist and member of the family who established a charity that supplied the paedophiles with help when some of them were actually caught (see post ‘The Mentor’).

I can imagine that some unpleasant things could have been happening to the Morrells as people who had previously been at the scene of the crime and could name names; Dafydd’s gang have never showed any loyalty to those who concealed their crimes when the going gets tough.

The other day I asked Brown why he thought that after so many accessories having been found dead someone hadn’t actually murdered Dafydd. Brown quipped that Dafydd was obviously getting there first. Furthermore Dafydd has/had Top Docs working for him and apart from Brown and me, no-one ever suspects them. ‘Ooh thank you for the prescription doctor, I’ll take this lethal cocktail straight away…’ ‘I need THAT particular treatment?? It sounds unpleasant and ineffective, but ooh you doctors know what you’re doing, I mean docs who harm their patients aren’t allowed to practise are they???’ ‘Ooh I’ve heard of Dr Jones, he’s Europe’s Leading Forensic Psychiatrist isn’t he, I read it in the Bangor and Anglesey Mail in 1994, I know I’ll be in safe hands…’

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

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In the wake of the abolition of the GLC as well as those other metropolitan Councils in 1986, there were a great many people Who Knew who all had to be found new jobs in order to stop them ever mouthing off. Many of them are still alive and still in the system. Furthermore as they all have a history of being Little Things Hitting Each Other, at times of Paedophiles In Distress, a few of them tend to die.

Tony Travers of the LSE wrote an obituary for Mrs Morrell which was published in ‘The Guardian’ in 2010:

‘…She was one of Tony Benn’s two trusted advisers during the 1974-79 period (the other being Francis Cripps), providing political links to the rest of government as well as connections to various groups and committees on the far left of the party. She won the Islington South and Finsbury seat for Labour in the 1981 Greater London council (GLC) elections, being one of the cabal who then, within 24 hours, replaced Andrew McIntosh as council leader with Ken Livingstone.

Francis Cripps is an economist who was the grandson of Sir Stafford Cripps, Clement Attlee’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1947-50.

I do think it’s lovely that the Labour Party have presented such a challenge to inherited privilege.

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Like the Labour Party, Plaid are also a Party of Equality and the Gwerin:


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Morrell was a large, forceful and controversial woman who had the capacity to polarise views. Yet, when she became leader of the Inner London Education Authority (Ilea) in 1983, she found herself in the position of using this powerful personality in a grim struggle with the left-led Inner London Teachers’ Association (ILTA) over staff redeployment – an uncomfortable position for someone long associated with progressive politics at a time when the new left was in the ascendant in London and other cities.

Mrs Morrell didn’t manage to mention the en masse organised abuse of children among all that discussion and implementation of progressive politics.

….Morrell worked in government with Benn and Cripps to produce economic policies that involved worker co-operatives, an alternative economic strategy, import restrictions and currency controls. This team was devoted to expanding the scale and scope of the state.

I think that Mrs Morrell, Wedgie Benn and Sir Stafford’s grandson lost the battle somewhere along the way, although there was an expansion of the corrupt state, no matter what Thatch maintained happened after 1979.

Morrell worked with other political advisers including Jack Straw (Barbara Castle’s adviser) to provide the “dissenting ministers’ secretariat” during the 1975 European Economic Community referendum campaign. Benn and other ministers were given their freedom to lobby for a “no” vote. Benn’s diaries show that he trusted Morrell’s advice and that both were suspicious of the civil service and the security services. She was seen as a very political adviser during a government that radically expanded the number of such beneath-the-radar outsiders. No 10 was, towards the end of the Callaghan government, concerned that she might be in breach of her status as an adviser. She certainly worked hard to manoeuvre Benn towards the Labour leadership.

Livingstone and Morrell, though both seen as on the radical left of Labour at the time, were not on good terms. The former attacked the latter in the pages of Tribune over the manner of the challenge to Davies.

Running Ilea during the 1980s was not easy. There was the struggle with the Thatcher government over rate-capping that could have had serious consequences for senior figures such as Morrell who wanted, in protest over capping, the GLC to refuse to set a rate. The ILTA made life difficult for what was, by any standards, an administration with radical leftwing leanings. There were random strikes and high levels of absenteeism, often over the need to redeploy teachers.

As with the civil wars within the mental health services, the kids who were supposed to be the focus of ILEA were lost in the middle of all this…

She was then herself deposed as Ilea leader by the more emollient and mainstream Neil Fletcher in 1987.

She held a number of positions within arts organisations, including being a member of the board of directors of Sadler’s Wells and of the NCVQ performing arts advisory committee. Active in pursuing feminist issues and policy at County Hall, she was also a long-serving member of the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy.

Last year, her husband Brian, whom she had married in 1964, took his own life at their home in Islington.

Tony Benn added to Mrs Morrell’s obituary: 

‘It is not often recognised that the position of secretary of state can be a very lonely one, surrounded by ministerial colleagues who are busy with their own work, MPs who are cut off from knowing what goes on, and from the massive government departments which they run, which often have an agenda of their own. Frances and her colleague Francis Cripps maintained contact with ministerial advisers in other departments, with Labour backbenchers, with the trade union leadership and indeed almost all those with whom I came in contact. She was brilliant in performing these tasks and her judgement was always shrewd and relevant’.

Mrs Morrell and Francis Cripps Knew and kept the lid firmly nailed down on everything.

Francis Cripps now lives in Thailand.

 

An obituary written by Stuart Weir for Mrs Morrell also appeared on the website ‘Open Democracy’:

‘Frances Morrell who has just died at the age of 72 was a conviction politician of great energy, imagination, courage and commonsense. She was one of Tony Benn’s two close advisers (the other being Francis Cripps) while he was Secretary of State for industry and energy from 1974-79, and then became Labour leader of the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) in the 1980s. She had long been active in the left of the Labour Party and was press officer for the NUS, Fabian Society and (unofficially) Tony Benn before joining him in government. Benn relied heavily on her loyalty, judgment and advice.

There are hints in her obituaries that she was part of the ‘hard left’, the trotskyist factions who disfigured Labour Party politics during the 1970s and 1980s. This was not the case. She regarded them (and their ‘soft left’ fellow travellers) with contempt long before her bruising struggles as leader of ILEA with the hard left teachers’ association in Inner London.

Morrell was a social democrat, or democratic socialist, who had a strong commitment to improving life for working class people. With Michael Meacher and me, she founded the Labour Coordinating Committee after 1979, with the aim of creating a thoughtful left programme for the party. The LCC soon became embroiled in the bitter feuding over intra-party democracy and she was one of the very few of us who stood firm for the principle of ‘one member, one vote’ against the Trotskyist demands that only members of constituency party general committees should be enfranchised (they being easier to control). It was not a popular place to be in left Labour circles.

Indeed, her contribution in and out of government could have been far greater; and what she did contribute will not be fully recognised. For Frances was an imposing and forceful figure who was very sure of her own gifts and less so about those of others, friends or foes. She was more respected than liked and after being deposed as ILEA leader in 1987 she left active politics and became active in citizenship and arts bodies.’

Stuart Weir was formerly Editor of the New Statesman, when he launched Charter 88 and Director of Democratic Audit at Essex University.

Weir’s obituary for Mrs Morrell on ‘Open Democracy’ precipitated a rush of rude comments as Little Things Started Hitting Each Other. Contributions from people occupying various positions on the left fumed at Weir’s choice of words and effectively accused him of being a capitalist running dog.

Another contributor to ‘Open Democracy’ observed that ‘The Times’ and The Torygraph didn’t think that Mrs Morrell was worth an obituary. Which just goes to show that the ‘far left’ don’t spend as much time as they should reading The Torygraph, because The Torygraph did publish an obit for Mrs Morrell and whoever wrote it seemed to believe that she did have some positive qualities, rather than simply being a dangerous idiot who colluded with a trafficking gang. The Torygraph even accompanied their obit with a photo of Mrs Morrell in her youth, looking rather Joan Baez:

‘Frances Morrell, who died on January 10 aged 72, was a controversial leader of the Inner London Education Authority (Ilea) from 1983 to 1987; she promoted anti-racism, sex education and gender consciousness in the capital’s schools before disillusioning Left-wing comrades by advocating higher standards.

 

Brinley Howard Davies, usually known as Bryn Davies (born 17 May 1944) preceded Mrs Morrell as Leader of ILEA, 1981-83. Davies graduated from Hull University and qualified as an actuary. He worked in the pensions industry, becoming a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1974. Davies worked for the TUC as Pensions Officer from that year, advising member unions on occupational and state pensions. With this came membership of the Occupation Pensions Board. He was also elected to Lambeth Borough Council in 1978 and became Deputy Leader. At the time, kids in the care of Lambeth were being abused both in children’s homes in Lambeth and in children’s homes in north Wales, where a great many were sent on long term placements (see eg. post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’).

At the beginning of 1980 the opportunity arose for Bryn Davies to go into London-wide politics in a by-election for the GLC at Vauxhall, which he won easily as a Labour candidate. With membership of the GLC came ex officio membership of ILEA. Davies aligned himself with the left under Red Ken.

The 1981 elections brought a left majority to London and on 9 May 1981 Bryn Davies was chosen to be the new Leader of ILEA at the AGM of the ILEA Labour Group, ousting Sir Ashley Bramall, although Bramall wanted to remain Leader. Mrs Morrell became Deputy Leader, replacing Mair Garside. I mentioned Mair Garside in a previous post and speculated on whether she was Welsh, Mair being a Welsh name that would not be known to many English people who think that it might be nice to give their daughter a Welsh name.

A scrap then broke out because the Labour right thought this takeover had been brutal and several of them decided to make life difficult for the new administration. Among the first decisions taken under Bryn Davies’ control was to allow GLC teachers paid leave to attend the People’s March for Jobs, but a rebellion by right-wing Labour councillors defeated the plan. ILEA continued the comprehensivisation policy and intensified it by ending ‘streaming’ within schools and insisted that Church schools end all selection as well.

The Conservatives nationally criticised the cost of schooling under ILEA, which was the highest in the country. Thatch – and most of the Tories – hated ILEA, indeed Thatch had hated ILEA since she was Education Secretary, 1970-74, under Ted Heath. Acres of print in the right wing press were devoted to the excesses of ILEA, particularly when the ‘loony left’ took it over and there was substantial concern about what was happening in some schools under ILEA. Yet no-one mentioned the transfer of hundreds of children from inner London to children’s homes and residential schools in north Wales, which charged a great deal of money for each ‘placement’, such placements frequently accompanied by complaints of the most serious abuse. London Councillors and lawyers heard about many, many complaints and the situation was ignored by everyone, although the Tories fuming at the money being spent by ILEA knew that much of that money was being spent on placements for children in north Wales.

Bryn Davies never had to deal with the abolition of ILEA – although everyone on the left in London at the time was panicking at the thought of Thatch advancing towards ILEA with her axe – because Mrs Morrell used her connections within the GLC Women’s Group to depose him in April 1983. Davies remained as a backbencher long enough to prove his left-wing credentials by supporting the strategy – subsequently held to be illegal – of refusing to set a GLC rate as a protest at rate capping.

Bryn Davies went back into pensions in 1985 as a Director of Pensions and Investment Research Consultants. Later that year he was appointed as a Research Actuary at Bacon and Woodrow and resigned from the GLC and ILEA. In 1989 Davies set up Union Pension Services Ltd., a consultancy on occupation pensions specialising in those for trade unions. He continues to work in and write about pensions. Perhaps Bryn would like to write a little bit about why so much money was spent sending children into the arms of a gang of paedophiles by people who yelled loudly about equality and those suffering in Fatcher’s Britain.

Bryn Davies’s predecessor who was knifed and thrown overboard in 1981 by Bryn’s supporters, Sir Ashley Bramall, had been Leader of the ILEA since 1970.

Sir Ernest Ashley Bramall (6 January 1916-10 February 1999) was Labour MP for Bexley, 1946-50. Bramall’s family were wealthy merchants from Hampshire, but his mother was a socialist who influenced her son to support the left. Ashley attended Westminster School briefly, before moving to Canford School. He studied at Magdalen College, Oxford in the 1930s. Bramall was elected to Chair the Oxford University Labour Club in 1938. At Oxford, he was active in the Oxford Union Society, where he often debated with Ted Heath. Bramall was Treasurer of the Union in 1939.

On the outbreak of war, Bramall joined the Northampton shire Yeomanry, into which he was commissioned in 1941. He transferred to the Reconnaissance Corps later the same year and also served at the Army Staff College in Camberley, being promoted to Major. After the end of the war, Bramall served in Germany in the Allied administration.

Bramall won Bexley for Labour in 1946, but narrowly lost the seat in 1950 to Ted Heath, with whom Bramall always remained personally friendly.

Ashley Bramall had already taken up a career outside politics by reading for the Bar and in 1949 was called to the Inner Temple.

Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was a member of the Inner Temple. Butler-Sloss was the sister of Lord Michael Havers, who in his capacity as Attorney General under Thatcher, blocked the prosecution of a number of public figures for child sex offences, including the diplomat Sir Peter Hayman. Butler-Sloss herself concealed the extent of the wrongdoing of Dafydd’s Friends In The North when she Chaired the Inquiry into the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal (see post ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named’). Butler-Sloss was of course one of the early Chairs of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse who resigned after days because she was just so compromised. It was also revealed that Butler-Sloss, an enthusiastic and life-long Anglican, attempted to ensure that the Church of England was not part of the IICSA. Sir Simon Hughes, who benefited from the abuse and threats from associates of Dafydd’s gang to which Peter Tatchell was subjected in the 1983 Bermondsey by-election campaign, is also a member of the Inner Temple. See post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’.

 

Sir Ashley Bramall was active in local politics in the Metropolitan Borough of Westminster, where the local boundaries made it extremely difficult for Labour candidates to win seats. In the mid-1950s the Council decided to change the boundaries, using the Rateable Value of property. The local Labour Party, under Bramall’s guidance and advocacy, challenged this method at a public inquiry and persuaded the Boundary Commissioner to accept a new scheme for the wards which Bramall had drawn up.

So Ashley seems to have exerted a great deal of influence over someone somewhere who’s interests might to be thought to be inconsistent with Ashley’s interests.

After this boundary change took effect in 1959 the Labour Party won enough seats to elect Ashley Bramall as an Alderman. He was elected as a Councillor to the new Westminster City Council; when Bramall lost his seat in 1968 the Conservative group blocked his election as an Alderman. In 1961 Bramall was elected to the London County Council and made the transition to the GLC when that body was set up in 1964. Ashley Bramall was one of eight people to serve as a member of the GLC throughout its existence.

Previous posts have explained how the London County Council ignored organised abuse and how the GLC colluded with it when business boomed after John Allen opened the Bryn Alyn Community in 1969.

Membership of the GLC made Bramall an ex officio member of ILEA and Bramall specialised in education issues. He was Chairman of ILEA, 1965-67 and was then chosen to lead the Labour Group. Labour won back control in 1970 and Bramall then became Leader of ILEA. Just as John Allen opened for business in north Wales.

Bramall’s ‘strong leadership’ did not prevent the scandal over the William Tyndale Junior School in Islington in 1975, which was centred upon the ‘progressive teaching methods’ at William Tyndale. Allegations were made of badly behaved out of control kids gambling their lunch money and ordering the teachers about. While things did seem to have gone badly wrong at the school – the events resulted in a 1976 speech by Jim Callaghan advocating a return to more ‘traditional methods’ of teaching and the scandal was thought to have contributed to the eventual abolition of ILEA – it is curious that Islington had a major diplomatic incident on its hands when the juniors ran riot, not because of the presence of a trafficking gang who murdered some of their victims.

In spite of the events at William Tyndale School, Bramall received a knighthood in 1975. Under Bramall, Labour retained control of ILEA in 1977, despite losing the GLC election.

 

When Thatch became PM she put pressure on local authorities, especially on ILEA, to cut spending. Bramall was opposed but was not willing to go along with the far left’s demands for an outright confrontation and legal defiance. This made the left determined to replace him, which happened when Labour won GLC control in 1981 with a new left-wing majority. Knowing this was going to happen, Bramall left a note to his replacement on his cleared desk before going to the meeting where the vote for leader was to take place.

Bramall remained on the authority ‘and it was a sign of the respect which the left had for him that they were prepared to choose him as figurehead Chairman of the Authority.’ The scrapping bastards of the ILEA had no respect for anyone, they were ripping each others jugulars out constantly, there was no loyalty to anyone on the part of anyone else. If they allowed Bramall to remain as a figurehead, it will have been because it was necessary for the benefit of everyone. Probably because Thatch was going to abolish them all and they all needed to stick together and put someone with crucial influence in Thatch’s circle at the helm to protect them all. Ashley Bramall was close to someone who did indeed have a great deal of influence over Thatch and who became of towering importance to Thatch’s Gov’t when the Falklands War began, as I will explain shortly.

In his retirement, Bramall held many public appointments, including Directorships of the Museum of London, Chairman of the Westminster College of Further Education and Honorary Secretary of the Theatres Advisory Council. He remained active in local politics as Chair of his local party branch and surprised many by his willingness to undertake menial tasks such as delivering leaflets while in his 80s. In 1996 he acted as Agent in a local by-election which saw Mair Garside, formerly his Deputy at ILEA, elected to Westminster City Council.

Bramall appeared on ‘Mastermind’ while Leader of ILEA in 1976 and was an active member of the Masterminders’ club. His second wife, Gery Bramall, who was a fellow Westminster Councillor, was also on the show.

By 1976, there had been many complaints about the abuse of children in children’s homes in north Wales, including children placed there by inner London authorities. No-one stopped the transportation of kids into the arms of Dafydd, John Allen et al and at the time, Dafydd and the gang were engaged in a rapid expansion of their business. The man who led one of the authorities which was trading in people with Dafydd, as well as that man’s wife, were able to star on BBC TV without fear that a voice might pipe up and tell everyone over what exactly Ashley Bramall was presiding. But then Jimmy Savile was busy presenting children’s TV shows and patronising adverts about fastening one’s seat belt while he molested children and vulnerable people in health and social care settings, including in children’s homes in north Wales.

 

Sir Ashley Bramall had a brother, Edwin, known as Dwin. Dwin is now known as Field Marshal Lord Bramall. In 1981 when the left-wing members of ILEA who had just deposed Sir Ashley had so much respect for him that they reinstated him as a ‘figurehead Chairman’, Edwin Bramall was Chief of General Staff ie. the Head of the British Army. Beat that for armour plating.

The Lord Bramall
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Lord Bramall in the robes of a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter, June 2006

Field Marshal Edwin Noel Westby Bramall, Baron Bramall, served as Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, 1979-82, and as Chief of the Defence Staff, professional head of the British Armed Forces, 1982 -85.

On 4 March 2015 officers of the Metropolitan Police searched Bramall’s house near Farnham as part of the Operation Midland child sexual abuse investigation. Bramall released a statement after the search, saying: “Categorically, never have I had a connection or anything to do with the matters being investigated.” On 30 April 2015 under the same investigation Lord Bramall attended a police station in Surrey by appointment. Officers interviewed him for two hours but did not charge or arrest him. On 15 January 2016, the police confirmed that there was insufficient evidence to bring any charges and he would face no further action. Bramall’s wife Lady Bramall died in July 2015, without knowing that he would not be charged. After what ‘The Guardian’ described as a “chorus of calls” for an official apology to Lord Bramall, in October 2016, the Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe apologised to Bramall. On 1 September 2017 it was reported that the Metropolitan Police had paid substantial compensation to Bramall for having raided the his home “after accepting that the searches had been unjustified and should never have taken place.”

As with the compensation payments to Leon Brittan’s widow and Paul Gambaccini for the same reason, I am utterly confused by this. If these folk are indeed innocent of course I can understand why they are fuming that they have been questioned and their properties have been searched. But may I remind them that this happened to those of us who tangled with Dafydd and the gang CONSTANTLY, we spent most of our lives sitting in police cells only to be later told that all charges had been dropped. Numerous people perjured themselves again and again in open court in attempts to have me convicted and imprisoned and as case after case collapsed, the perjurers just filed out of the door and no more was said. I lost my home, I lost jobs, I and others suffered far, far more than Gambaccini, Bramall and Brittan. Harvey Proctor lost everything like we did which is why Harvey called a press conference. Harvey is now suing… No-one has ever apologised to us or paid us compensation.

Get over it Lord Bramall. Yes, it is awful to stand accused of something that you have not done but it happens across the UK every day to many people; it’s called ‘being acquitted’. As for your wife dying without knowing that you were to be cleared, that is very sad. Yet victims of Dafydd et al died in Risley Remand Centre before they were cleared; being on remand they were, in law, innocent. People died in the hospitals of north Wales and ‘in the community’ when they had not even been accused of any offence. In April 1992, five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal were murdered by a firebomb (see post ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’). How you ever managed to extract apologies and compensation when you didn’t even get as far as standing in the dock having bent barristers accusing you of lying I do not know. Can you let the rest of us in on your magic formula please?

While Lord Bramall may well be completely innocent, his brother had a great deal of knowledge of the sort of crimes that Lord Bramall was questioned about. Sir Ashley knew that kids were being grossly abused in children’s homes in north Wales on his watch and he did not stop it. Ashley Bramall remained silent about the most serious crime until the day that he died on 10 Feb 1999. Almost exactly one year to the day before the publication of the Waterhouse Report. Ashley Bramell’s lips remained sealed throughout high profile investigations into the abuse of children in Islington, in Lambeth, in the East End and in North Wales.

Brown’s dad was Colonel of one of the Signal Regiments. He was found dead, in bed, unexpectedly, during the Waterhouse Inquiry. Two of the Angels at Ysbyty Gwynedd who threatened me and unlawfully refused to treat me and who then threatened two members of the public who raised concerns at the way that I was being treated are active in the TA; one of them, Stephen Gallagher, attained the rank of Major. Dafydd has for many years been lauded for his work with veterans and charidees/welfare associations concerned with the British Army. See post ‘Feet In Chains’. Dafydd has managed to get Army pensions for ‘veterans’ who have not been in the British Army.

None of this makes Lord Bramall guilty, but it does mean that a great many people known to Lord Bramell have done a great many things that they should not have done.

Lord Bramall is a former President of Marylebone Cricket Club and now Honrary Life Vice-President of the MCC, of which Jeffrey Archer and John Major were keen members. Lord Robert Alexander QC, the barrister who acted for Tuppence when Tuppence sued the Daily Star in 1987 and perjured himself for which Tuppence went to prison many years later, has been both the President and Chairman of the MCC (see post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’). When he was young, Tuppence worked for the UNA. Dafydd is involved with the UNA. See post ‘Tuppence And His Fragrant Wife’.

Lord Bramall is a also a Vice-President of the welfare organisation SSAFA Forces Help. Dafydd submitted a memorandum written on 18 March 2008 as evidence to Parliament re ‘PTSD and cross border issues’. In this memorandum, Dafydd waxed lyrical about all the work that she has done to assist veterans with PTSD over many years, including the work at Dafydd’s now closed ‘nursing home’ in Llandudno, Ty Gwyn. Dafydd provided a list of all the organisations who referred ‘veterans’ to him for ‘treatment’ at Ty Gwyn. One of the organisations listed was SSAFA.

Do you know Dr Dafydd Alun Jones Lord Bramall? If you do not, do you not think that SSAFA should have taken a long hard look at his track record before they referred people to him?

 

Lena Moncrieff Townsend preceded Sir Ashley Bramall as Leader of the ILEA, 1969-70. Lena was born in Cairo, the daughter of a wealthy expatriate British family. She was sent to England to Downe House, a girls’ boarding school which specialised in the daughters of colonial servants. She attended Somerville College, Oxford and the University of Heidelberg.

During WWII Lena Townsend was an organiser for the Women’s Voluntary Service and the Land Army. In 1955 she was first elected to the London County Council for her home seat of Hampstead and took a special interest in the Education Committee. Townsend was chosen to be Leader of the Opposition on the Education Committee from the early 1960s.

Townsend was an unsuccessful candidate in the first GLC election of 1964, being defeated in Camden. However, in 1967 she was more fortunate and won, which brought with it membership of the LCC Education Committee’s successor body, ILEA. The Conservatives had won narrow control of ILEA and Townsend ran for the Leadership, but lost to Christopher Chataway, who was the preferred candidate of the Conservative Party nationally.

Chataway made Townsend his Deputy, as well as Chairman of the Schools Committee. The two worked well as a team and both were clearly on the left of the Conservative Party. Townsend supported ‘Schools Councils’ for pupils to take some responsibility for the management of their schools. She was nominated as a member of the Race Relations Board Conciliation Committee for London in 1968. Townsend was a founder member of the Conservative Group for Europe.

In 1969 Christopher Chataway was elected to Parliament and stepped down from the ILEA Leadership. Townsend was chosen as his successor, and largely continued his moderate policies. When morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse attacked a BBC sex education film, Townsend defended it. She was however faced with a strike of teachers in November that year over a national pay claim.

In 1970, Townsend fought for re-election as Leader of ILEA, but Labour regained control. Townsend lost her seat in Camden but was elected as an Alderman to the GLC and was co-opted to ILEA’s Education Committee. She remained as Leader of the Opposition until February 1971 when she resigned.

Townsend remained an Alderman of the GLC until 1977 when the Aldermanic system was abolished. She was a member of several bodies, most prominently as a Governor of the London College of Fashion (and Chair of Governors, 1967-86). Townsend was President of the Anglo-Egyptian Association from 1961-87.

Townsend’s colleague and predecessor as Leader of ILEA, 1967-69, Sir Christopher Chataway, was known as an athlete and TV broadcaster as well as a Tory politician. Chataway was born in Chelsea and spent his childhood in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan; his father was a member of the Sudan Political Service. Chataway was educated at Sherborne School and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was a successful long-distance runner.

After leaving university, Chataway took an executive job with Guinness. It was Chataway who suggested to Sir Hugh Beaver of Guinness – who came up with the idea for the Guinness Book of Records – that his old university friends Norris and Ross McWhirter should be Editors.

Norris and Ross McWhirter were regulars on children’s TV with Roy Castle in the 1970s, but they were seriously weird. They were both of extreme right wing views and most entertainingly, in the words of one of my friends, ‘looked like Nazis’. When the McWhirters were on TV with Roy Castle they confined themselves to being wowed by kids performing ridiculous feats such as being able to eat more beans than the other kids in a set period of time – the champ would be greeted with a chorus of ‘That Makes You a Record Breaker!!!’ – but in their spare time the McWhirters did some worrying things. Noris McWhirter set up the Freedom Association, which campaigned for a number of freedoms, such as the freedom to not join a trade union (I’d appreciate that if I worked in an establishment with a closed shop led by Dafydd’s mates as named on this blog), but also for the freedom to hang people and flog people. There were a whole list of freedoms, most of which were quite mad. In Nov 1975 the McWhirters declared their intention to take on the IRA, which was certainly brave of them – although being the McWhirters their ideas for fighting the idea involved treating every Irish person living in Britain as a terrorist – but their battle ended not long after in Nov 1975 when the IRA shot Ross McWhirter dead at his home.

Noris McWhirter was involved with the Children of Courage Awards, which made temporary stars of children who were taking the world upon their shoulders when they should not have had to do that eg. children caring for severely disabled parents. I’m sure that it was nice for the kids to win an award and attend a do with people off the TV, but it would be even better if someone put in an infrastructure to help the Children of Courage on a long-term basis. Esther was of course something to do with the Children of Courage Awards.

 

Christopher Chataway knew Roger Bannister, the Top Doctor famous for running the first sub-four minute miles and one of the many who helped keep the lid on Dafydd’s activities. Chataway was Bannister’s pacemaker when Bannister performed the feat in 1954. Chataway himself broke a world record in 1954, at a London v. Moscow athletics competition at White City. The contest was televised via the Eurovision network and made Chataway a sporting celebrity; that December he won the first BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. After competing in the 1956 Olympics, Chataway retired from international athletics.

It wasn’t long after leaving Oxford that Chataway decided to aim for a political career and he thought that a suitable job in TV might help. In Aug 1955 Chataway secured a job with ITN. Chataway and Robin Day were ITN’s first two newscasters. Robin Day was a good friend of Ronnie Waterhouse and it is Waterhouse who is credited with being responsible for Day’s TV broadcasting career. Waterhouse saw an advert for ITN newscasters, took details and encouraged his pal Robin Day to go for it. Waterhouse and Day were very close mates throughout their lives and even as old boys, Day always advertised Waterhouse as the man who made him a star. The two leeches very successfully fed off each other throughout their entire lives, as well as many other people of course, they just had to pop into The Garrick on a regular basis to gorge on a bit of blood, then they were ready for a bit more toadying to corrupt politicians.

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After six months, when loss-making ITV cut back on its news output, Chataway switched to the BBC and was for three and a half years one of ‘Panorama’s’ team of reporters. Christopher Chataway was the ‘Panorama’ journo who took part in an experiment which involved Chataway taking psychedelics and then being filmed. Ronnie Waterhouse was one of those who raised concerns that the allegations of abuse by former kids in care in north Wales could not be believed because the people making the allegations had been involved in the drug scene.

Chataway had been elected as a Tory to the London County Council in 1958 in Lewisham North and was then selected to stand for Parliament in the same seat. Chataway was the Tory MP for Lewisham North, 1959-66. He served as a PPS before being appointed as a junior Education Minister in Macmillan’s Gov’t in July 1962. In 1966 Chataway lost his seat.

There was organised abuse of children from disadvantaged areas of London as long ago as the 1940s and the procurement of teenagers for sex work. When the Profumo Affair blew up in the face of Macmillan’s Gov’t in 1962, the scandal centred around activities at parties at Cliveden, Bill Astor’s estate. People invited to the parties included Gov’t Ministers, members of the Royal Family, Russian spies and teenaged call girls. One of the girls at the centre of it all, Christine Keeler, had been a teenager from a difficult impoverished background who was sexually abused by her mother’s boyfriend as well as his friends and who then was persuaded into prostitution. Out of all the people who featured in the Profumo Affair, Chrstine and Stephen Ward were the two who were really hung out to dry. Christine went to prison and Stephen Ward ‘killed himself’, after being given a substantial helping hand (see post ‘In Memoriam – Bronwen, Lady Astor’). Lady Astor, Bill Astor’s wife at the time of the Profumo Affair, was the daughter of a Welsh judge. Bronwen went to school in Dolgellau. Ioan Bowen Rees went to school in Dolgellau and his father was a Headmaster of a school in the town. Bronwen was one year younger than Ioan.

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Bronwen with her husband, William Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor, on their wedding day

 

Lord Snooty the Third’s wife’s mum Annabel is married to William Astor, the 4th Viscount Astor ie. Bronwen’s husband’s son.

Yma O Hyd!

 

In 1967 the Conservatives unexpectedly won control of ILEA and the Party leadership was horrified to discover that their newly elected Councillors were going to try to break up comprehensive schools and replace them with secondary modern and grammar schools, many Tories being supporters of comprehensives in those days. Chataway was elected an Alderman and appointed Leader of the Education Committee. Cajoling his colleagues into a more moderate line, Chataway avoided a head-on collision with Edward Short, the Labour Education Secretary and proceeded with comprehensivisation.

Chataway returned to Parliament in a by-election in Chichester in May 1969 and he then resigned as ILEA Leader. With the return of a Conservative Government in 1970, he was appointed by Heath as Minister for Posts and Telecommunications and made a Privy Counsellor. In this post he took charge of introducing commercial radio for the first time, ending the BBC monopoly. After a reshuffle in April 1972, Chataway was appointed Minister for Industrial Development.

When the Conservatives were defeated in the February 1974 election, Chataway announced his retirement from politics. He became an MD of Orion Bank, a consortium bank later acquired by one of its shareholders, the Royal Bank of Canada. Chataway stayed with Orion, later becoming Vice Chairman, for 15 years. He held various non-executive Directorships. Chataway was the first Chairman of Groundwork, the environmental charity and Hon Treasurer of the National Campaign for Electoral Reform.

Chataway’s principal outside interest was ActionAid, the overseas development charity, of which he became Hon Treasurer in 1974 and later Chairman. By the time he left the Board of Trustees in 1999, ActionAid’s annual turnover had grown to nearly £100 million. When Chataway’s son Adam decided to launch a water project in Ethiopia in memory of his fiancée killed in a road traffic accident, he chose to do it in partnership with ActionAid.

 

During the 1990s, three Hergest Unit patients, one of them being me, were involved with ActionAid. One of us had previously worked for ActionAid in London. This young woman’s life was destroyed by the mental health services in north Wales and her family also made two serious complaints about Jackie Brandt, both of which they told me were responded to with ‘lie after lie after lie’. When Brandt was finally forced to respond to my own complaint about her – some three years after I had initially complained – she lied. I and this other Hergest patient had made similar complaints about Brandt, including unlawful detention in the psych wards which existed at Ysbyty Gwynedd before the Hergest Unit was built. After the Hergest Unit was built, this young woman became massively distressed and made another complaint about the ‘service’, this time alleging that Tony Francis had turned up at her room late one night when she was sectioned and had exposed himself to her. She was denounced by all the staff as mad and she and her family were told that Tony Francis had not been in the hospital that night. This young woman stuck to her story throughout the entire time that I knew her, which was some 10 years. I have no idea whether Francis did do what she alleged, but the NHS managers and staff in north Wales lied constantly, Francis was doing a lot of very worrying things that none of us were told about at the time but of which his colleagues were fully aware and years later I found out that staff at St George’s Hospital Medical School and Springfield Hospital had documented that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and they thought that Francis probably was as well.

The other Hergest patient who was involved with ActionAid was Patient F, who had found out that boys in the Ty Newydd children’s home in Bangor were being abused and challenged social workers about this. F subsequently received a visit from the Drugs Squad who planted Class A drugs on him and his then wife. He was violently assaulted at the police station by a Sergeant, then fitted up for arson, detained in Risley Remand Centre and then illegally imprisoned in the North Wales Hospital for a year. The Home Secretary at the time was Douglas Hurd and the Shadow Home Office team were Fattersley and Dafydd’s mate John Tilley. The rampant corruption in north Wales at the time was legendary and Fattersley knew about it. He said nothing. But then Tilley’s main interest was ensuring that the transportation to north Wales of all those kids in care from his constituency – Lambeth Central – continued and Gov’t funding for Dafydd’s ‘drugs and alcohol treatment’ initiatives (see post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’).

 

Dafydd and the gang hadn’t finished with F after he left Denbigh. He was targeted by a group of predators with links to the gang who fleeced him of his property and money. He was then deemed a Risk to his newborn baby – on the basis of lies told by the predators – and refused all access to his child, which was brought up by some of the predators in a household containing two sex offenders. A witness to all of this was found dead just before or at about the time that the Waterhouse Inquiry began. See previous posts.

One of the executives of ActionAid, John Westondorpp, came up to north Wales and stayed the night because of the substantial donation that ActionAid were given by F, in the form of an oil painting that he’d done which was auctioned for ActionAid. John Westondorpp spent a lot of time talking to the three of us and heard a bit about the activities of the mental health services in north Wales from F. When I was giving John Westondorpp a lift the next day, he asked me to ensure that F only phoned ActionAid’s Head Office if he was there. At the time I just thought  that John Westondorpp was worried that F would start chatting to office staff at length about the circumstances of Jimi Hendrix’s death – one of F’s main topics of conversation – and cause much confusion, but I’ve since found out that ActionAid was choc full of people, some of them at a senior level, who knew about Dafydd et al (see previous posts).

Here’s a few more things to think about. The oil painting that was auctioned for ActionAid was originally donated by F to the patients’ lounge in the Day Centre of the Hergest Unit. There was no attempt to hang it, it lingered in store room for weeks and the patients all wanted to know when F’s painting was going to be hung. So F asked Alun Davies who, with typical bad grace, snapped that it would be done soon enough. The painting was eventually hung in the lounge and Davies was photographed with it for the local paper. A matter of weeks later, F and me were banned from the Hergest Unit, on the grounds that we presented such a risk to Dafydd’s Life And Limb that We Should Not Pass. No-one would provide us with the evidence on which the decision had been based. We received a letter from the Hergest Unit telling us that our key workers had been removed and we had both been transferred to the ‘care’ of the forensic team, what with us being Dangerous. Shortly after this, we were arrested on the basis of the perjury of Bridget Lloyd, an Angel with the Arfon CMHT. Our case circulated around the system for months until we finally appeared before Bangor Magistrates. We were both acquitted. There was no investigation into Lloyd’s perjury.

After we were acquitted we asked for an apology. It was refused and we were told that we would remain under the ‘care’ of the forensic team. We discovered that before our trial, Tony Francis had written a Court Report for WHEN we were found guilty. Francis recommended that F should be put on probation and that I should be sent to a secure hospital. When I received my medical records years later, I found all the documents relating to this period of time. Plans to frame us, plans as to how this would be done, instructions to Bridget Lloyd as to what to say in Court, forged documents, the whole bloody lot. The event that had precipitated it all was F and I meeting two members of the Mental Health Act Commission and telling them that serious complaints about Dafydd, including him sexually exploiting patients, were never investigated. See previous posts for the full details.

In the wake of us being acquitted but being treated as though we had been found guilty of a serious crime, F told me that he’d had enough of that lot and that he would be asking for his painting back, because the degree of abuse to which we (as well as other patients) were being subjected by Alun Davies and the Arfon CMHT was getting beyond the pale. By this time, Davies had begun his campaign to close the Day Centre and patients were being very obviously neglected and were beginning to kill themselves at a frighteningly high rate. Davies wrote F a laughably ridiculous letter, hinting at F’s alleged insanity to be requesting his painting back ‘when that was given as a gift’. F said oh fuck off, I want my painting back and he retrieved it.

This was how the painting ended up being offered to ActionAid just weeks later.

When did John Westondorpp come and stay with us Empowered Service Users on Anglesey? The beginning of 2001. The year following the publication of the Waterhouse Report, when the media was still full of allegations that Waterhouse had been a huge cover-up and that a lot of people in senior positions had got away with running a huge trafficking ring and had never even been named.

‘We didn’t know.’

John Westondorpp stayed in my bloody house overnight and heard some of the witnesses talking about what had happened to them at first hand.

In June 2001, some four months after John Westondorpp Knew Nuzzing, this man was elected as the Tory MP for Witney (see post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’):

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Snooty III’s mum served as a magistrate in Oxford. By the time that John Westondorpp was kipping at our house, Professor Mark Williams, who spent years throughout the 1980s and 90s working with Dafydd, Tony Francis and the gang in north Wales, was well on his way to his Chair at Oxford University and indeed may have even bagged it by then.

‘We didn’t know.’

 

In 1991 Chataway was appointed chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority. He supported his friend Chris Brasher when he established the London Marathon and was President of the Commonwealth Games Council for England, 1990-09. He was knighted in 1995 for services to aviation.

In the 2005 General Election, Chataway’s stepson Charles Walker was elected as Conservative MP for Broxbourne. Chataway’s brother-in-law was the former Conservative MP Peter Horden.

Chataway suffered from cancer for the last two and a half years of his life. Chataway died aged 82 at St John’s Hospice in north west London in January 2014.

There’s nothing like charidee is there.

 

Six years ago, someone in Gwynedd told me that the Conservative Club had donated I think it was a snooker table to the Hergest Unit. The Conservative Club were upset and appalled at the rudeness and disrespect that had been shown towards them by the Hergest Unit after the donation and were even more upset when they discovered that the snooker table had been dumped in a store room and forgotten about and that patients weren’t even aware that the donation had been made. That was the Alun Davies way of conducting business. You appear in the local paper while being hailed as a hero at the same time as treating people absolutely appallingly. Davies was Chairman of Bangor Lions Club, a charidee. After Davies finally retired from the NHS, leaving the Hergest Unit a smouldering mess and a good many patients cold in their graves, Davies became the CEO of St David’s Hospice in Llandudno, being known for his charidee work (see previous posts). I was told on a number of occasions by different people that Davies used his charidee work as a cover for his corruption. When Davies was CEO of St David’s Hospice, the ‘Coronation Street’ actor William Roache – who went to Rydal School in north Wales – was Patron. One of Davies’s big fund-raising bonanzas at St David’s, ‘The Giddy Goat’ festival, starred Paul Merton, Marcus Brigstocke and Phil Jupitus. I have no idea whether they realised to whom they were giving free PR.

 

 

While researching for a future post, yesterday I was watching some vintage news clips from the 1980s featuring the troubled London boroughs which were sending so many kids to Dafydd and John Allen et al at such great expense. Among the many gems I came across one reporting on the very deep mess that Brent Council had found themselves in. The news report was actually about the massive amount of money that Brent was spending on placing homeless people in ‘hotels’ – older readers will remember the sort of hotels that such folk used to end up in, they were not hotels where tourists would kip, not even for one night – while massive amounts of accommodation managed by Brent Council remained empty. An official from Brent was interviewed who proudly told the journo that Brent was busy evicting squatters and was spending a lot of money doing this, because these squatters were disgusting.

Brent Council in the 1980s: I only ever knew of one spoilt middle-class brat who squatted because she didn’t want to pay rent. Everyone else whom I knew who squatted did it because they didn’t have anywhere to live. Furthermore they squatted in flats which Councils like yours had allowed to become uninhabitable and the first thing that they did when they occupied the place was to fix it up and decorate it…

I have blogged much about Brent in previous posts (see eg. post ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Have You Killed Today?’) with regard to the abuse and neglect of kids in the care of that Council, in particular the death of Jasmine Beckford in 1984. Mary Turner, the President of the GMB, 1997-2017, worked in Brent schools and was a GMB union rep throughout the time that Jasmine was being abused and slowly murdered. Mary Turner had a special interest in wimmin’s and children’s issues. Mary didn’t even acknowledge Jasmine’s death (see post ‘Mary Turner – An Appreciation’). Harriet Harman worked in Brent Law Centre throughout the chaos, as did her boyfriend Jack Dromey, who became Mr Harriet Harman and like Harriet ended up as a Labour MP. The Labour MP for Brent East, 1987-2001 was Red Ken and the Labour MP for Brent South, 1987-2005, was Paul Boateng. Red Ken and Boateng knew about the scandalous abuse and neglect of children and they knew about Dafydd’s gang. See previous posts.

One of the most senior Top Doctors in the Central Middlesex Hospital which served Brent was Sir Francis Avery Jones. Jones was Welsh and had links with Dafydd’s gang. See post ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Have You Killed Today?’.

When reading a bit more about events in Brent recently, I discovered that one of the most entertaining Tory MPs of the Thatcher years was MP for Brent North, 1974-97. I am talking of Sir Rhodes ‘Whack-O!’ Boyson, who caused everyone in whichever house I was watching ‘Question Time’ in to roll around laughing. Rhodes was just fantastic, he was obsessed with the necessity of reintroducing The Cane into schools. Across the Bottoms Of Boys. But sparingly. Not all Bottoms had to be Caned, just some Bottoms. I never fathomed how Rhodes was going to distinguish between a Bottom in need of the Cane and another Bottom, but Sir Rhodes spent so much time dwelling on the subject that he will have had it all worked out. People like Dimbleby would always introduce Rhodes with reference to everyone knowing him because of his mutton chop whiskers and his strong Lancashire accent and studiously not mention that Rhodes was barking mad and obsessed with schoolboys’ Bottoms. Rhodes spent so much time discussing the need to Cane Bottoms that it eclipsed all of his other policy ideas, but they all had a crazed far-right deep tint with a touch of the 19th century. Brown used to maintain that he could imagine Rhodes Boyson being the Headmaster of a rather mediocre public school.

Sir Rhodes Boyson:

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When I talk to young people and tell them about some of the things that happened under Thatch, they have great trouble believing me and I feel like one of Monty Python’s Four Yorkshiremen. But then I was always gobsmacked that someone like Rhodes Boyson actually found his way into Gov’t, even under the excesses of Thatch.

Rhodes Boyson waas born in Haslingdon, Lancashire, the son of Alderman William Boyson MBE JP. Boyson was educated at Haslington Grammar School, University College Cardiff, the University of Manchester, the LSE and Corpus Christ College, Cambridge. He was awarded his PhD in 1967 by London University.

Boyson served with the Royal Navy in WWII and was based in India at the time of Independence. So he knew about the activities of Lord Louis Mountbatten (see post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’).

Boyson was a Methodist lay preacher from his early 20s. The child molester George Thomas, who was Speaker of the House throughout much of Boyson’s Parliamentary career, was one of the most high profile figures in the Methodist Church in the middle years of the 20th century as well as a Methodist lay preacher who had preached in virtually every town in the UK. Boyson will have definitely known George Thomas via the Methodist Church as well as the Commons.

Boyson became a teacher in 1950 and later a Headmaster, first at Lea Bank Secondary Modern School in Rossendale (1955–61), then at Robert Montefiore Secondary School, Stepney (1961–66) and finally from 1967–1974 at Highbury Grove School, a new all-boys’ comprehensive in Islington of which he was the founding Head teacher. At Highbury Grove, Boyson introduced an unfashionably traditional regime, with strictly enforced uniforms and Caning of Bottoms . This proved so popular with local parents that the school was consistently oversubscribed.

From 1957 to 1961 Boyson was a Labour Councillor in Haslingden, Lancashire, where his father was at that time a Labour Alderman and had been a trade union secretary.

Lancashire County Council had a problem with organised abuse of children and vulnerable people. Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Executive of Gwynedd County Council when the paedophile gang ran riot in Gwynedd children’s homes, had worked as a solicitor for Lancashire County Council for a number of years after a stint working as a solicitor for Denbighshire County Council once he had graduated in from Oxford in the mid-1950s. Bowen Rees subsequently worked for the local authorities of Cardiff and Dyfed where abuse gangs linked with Dafydd et al in north Wales operated.

Boyson left the Labour Party in 1964, joining the Conservative Party three years later. He later wrote:

My own move to Conservative party membership arose from the effect of my research into the cotton industry and the Manchester school of liberal economic philosophy. Here was a body of men who believed that a free enterprise economy was not only efficient but brought moral growth to all men. The employer risked his capital on his judgement and must care for his workers as part of his stock in trade, and the workers would be enabled to become prosperous and through their own industry, thrift and moral courage could establish their own business enterprises and their personal independence to the advantage of themselves, their families and society. Cobden had a moral view of society and believed that free enterprise would not only bring prosperity but social harmony at home and peace abroad within a system of universal free trade.

 

Boyson was elected to the Commons in Feb 1974. He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of Education and Science, May 1979-June 1983, under Secretary of State Mark Carlisle and then Keith Joseph, both of whom knew about the abuse of children in schools in north Wales as well as elsewhere, particularly in schools for kids with special needs and who concealed it.

Mark Carlisle, Baron Carlisle of Bucklow, was MP for Runcorn, 1964-83 and then for Warrington South until 1987. Carlisle served as Secretary of State for Education and Science, 1979-81. Risley Remand Centre was located at Warrington and Carlisle’s constituents included many of the staff of Risley. The brutality towards Risley inmates on the part of the staff was appalling, even in the ‘hospital wing’, where nearly everyone was a kid from the children’s homes in north Wales or one of Dafydd’s patients. Kids in care and psych patients were constantly found dead at Risley and Dafydd and the gang had fitted most of those detained out there up anyway. Medical ‘care’ was appalling, but a visiting clap clinic was prioritised. For inmates from children’s homes, some of whom were under 15 yrs old. Carlisle knew about all this and as long ago as 1973 was wheeled out to answer questions in the House after the number of deaths of inmates under the age of 16 yrs there was making even those enjoying a free lunch in the Commons blanch. Carlisle saw no real reasons to worry about what was happening at Risley, so the abuse and the deaths continued. See post ‘Include Me Out’. Carlisle was rewarded for his loyal service to a gang of murdering paedophiles in November 1987 when he was created a life peer.

Carlisle was a barrister and a member of Gray’s Inn, along with Dafydd’s (and Ronnie Waterhouse’s) mate and umbrella Sir William Mars-Jones.

Sir Keith Joseph, Secretary of State for Education and Science, 1981-86, knew that people – including the most senior staff -in UCNW were facilitating the paedophile gang in north Wales/Cheshire. Joseph was the MP for Leeds North East, 1956-87, at Jimmy Savile HQ. Joseph served as Secretary of State for Social Services, 1970-74, under Heath and while in that post had concealed the abuse of children and the crimes of Dafydd’s gang in north Wales, along with his adviser, Barbara Kahan. Kahan was a senior social worker, who in tandem with her husband the child psychiatrist Dr Vladimir Kahan, had colluded with abuse of children for years, particularly in Oxfordshire where the Kahans were based. See post ‘Always On The Side Of The Children’. See previous posts for more information re Sir Keith Joseph.

Boyson served as Minister of State for Social Security June 1983-Sept 1984, specifically as Minister for the Disabled no less, under Secretary of State Norman Fowler, who knew exactly what was Dafydd et al were up to. Boyson and Fowler knew that Mary Wynch was on her way to the Master of the Rolls…

Rhodes was then Minister for N Ireland, Sept 1984-Sept 1986. A move from a job dealing with Dafydd and the gang to a job in N Ireland was a path followed by many Ministers and a logical step because the gangsters in north Wales and their crooked police officer chums were closely linked to Kincora and the associated crime in N Ireland.

Patient F encountered his first serious problems with Dafydd, the gang and the bent officers of the North Wales Police in 1986.

Sir Rhodes Minister for Local Government Sept 1986-June 87. It was known known that at that time, that there was organised abuse of children in care in numerous local authorities across the UK and that the gangs in each authority were linked and that the criminal network had spread into Europe. Dafydd’s gang fessed up and offered Mary compensation in 1985. They then refused to pay her and had a good laugh while telling Mary that she have to return to Court to enforce payment. Alison Taylor had written to Thatcher herself and to the DHSS about the abuse of kids in care and was sacked by Gwynedd County Council in November 1987. Brown and I continued to complain/raise concerns. It was while Boyson was Minister for Local Gov’t that Dafydd et al tried to frame and imprison me for ‘attempting to stab a doctor’. Risley Remand Centre, the Mental Health Act Commission and Clwyd and Gwynedd Health Authorities were all on board but the plan unravelled when Sgt Morgan at Bangor Police Station and Jeff Crowther, a nursing officer at Ysbyty Gwynedd, did not tell as many lies as were required. See previous posts.

Rhodes Boyson could not have been unaware of the enormous problem existing in so many local authorities with regard to the trafficking rings which were, by the late 1980s, all linked. Boyson would also have known that Dafydd et al were at the centre of it all and were responsible for a production line in child/young and vulnerable sex workers in north Wales. Ollie Brooke had been imprisoned four months before Boyson was appointed Minister for Local Gov’t and was released just as Boyson left the job. Ollie was part of the gang run by Wandsworth Council, Thatcher’s flagship Tory-led Council.

It was when Boyson was concerned with local Gov’t that the police began to ask questions about the gang in Leicester, of which Greville Janner was a member. By 1986, Brown was living in Leicester doing his PhD, only to find himself obstructed as much as possible by his supervisors at Leicester University’s Centre for Mass Media Research. They were all very much part of the Radical Left and after I began writing this blog I was told that the man behind all those attempts to hold Brown back was none other than the God of Cultural Sociology, Professor Stuart Hall (see post ‘Life In Cold Blood’).

 

 

Anyone for yet another Festschrift and a Celebration of dear old Stuart’s Life and His Huge Contribution to Sociology? How about it Laurie, I’m sure that you can spare a few hours away from your right-on commitments and media work to pay yet another tribute to the man who famously coined the phrase ‘It Ain’t Half Racist Mum’.

They Ain’t Half A Load Of Spineless Bastards Mum!

 

Prof Hall might as well have presented ‘It’s a Knockout’…

Stuart Hall

 

Thinking Allowed?? Not if it involves challenging an insane old psychiatrist on Anglesey it isn’t. Meanwhile Laurie will be reminiscing about this days when he taught sociology to bank robbers in a high security prison on Radio 4 near you…

 

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Sir Rhodes served as Chairman of the National Council for Educational Standards.

Rhodes Boyson was a severe critic of what he regarded as the influence of “mindless sociologists” who produced “mush which has corrupted the national character”, noting in 1978 that; “it has not gone unnoticed that crime has increased parallel with the number of social workers”. The ‘Daily Mirror’ responded with an editorial comment “that crime has also increased parallel with speeches from Dr. Boyson”. The Mirror wouldn’t have dared commented that those social workers were busy delivering children procured for sex work to Boyson’s Ministerial colleague Sir Peter Morrison and others. Furthermore Stuart Hall and Laurie Taylor did Sir Rhodes a pretty big favour in concealing it all. Anyone for educational standards?

As someone who was condoning a murdering paedophile gang in north Wales which specialised in producing under-aged rent boys, Boyson was of course ‘a strong opponent of homosexuality and a supporter of Section 28’. He said:

It is wrong biblically, is homosexuality. It is unnatural. AIDS is part of the fruits of the permissive society. The regular one-man, one-woman marriage would not put us at risk in this way. If we could wipe out homosexual practices, then Aids would die out. 

Boyson might or might not have known that in Africa, AIDS was spread mostly by heterosexual sex. He will have known that Thatch abandoned her opposition to the AIDS public education programme when Top Doctor Sir Donald Acheson – who concealed the crimes of Dafydd et al – explained slowly and clearly to her that AIDS kills people, that there was no cure and that her pal and Minister Peter Morrison, as well as a few others close to her heart eg. George Thomas, were having gay sex with rent boys and that this could well kill them. See post ‘Professor Prestigious And His Associates’. Boyson was also wilfully ignoring a huge prostitution racket run by Dafydd et al which was as far removed from one man-one woman marriage as was possible. Sex parties with middle aged/elderly men and young boys; orgies with a variety of ages, genders and tastes; drunken piss-ups held at at Dafydd’s houses under the guise of ‘clinics’; children and young people trafficked across to Holland and to France for sex work…

Sir Rhodes was one of those interviewed by Ali G and Ali G did his usual of asking Sir Rhodes if he enjoyed the company of women who drink from the hairy cup and whether Sir Rhodes enjoyed pursuing muff. I’ve got no idea whether Boyson even knew what Ali G was talking about, but when Ali G asked Whack-O! if he enjoyed reading porn, Boyson explained that he hated porn and how much damage it was doing to society. Dafydd’s gang made a bomb out of porn and they didn’t just stop at pics for ‘Men Only’ either. Dafydd’s lot specialised in kiddie porn and bestiality.

Boyson was a supporter of the Monday Club and frequently addressed them. At the Conservative Party Annual Conference at Blackpool on 10 October 1991 he was the principal speaker at a Club fringe meeting on the subject of A Conservative Revolution in Education. In 1991 the North Wales Police were midway throughout their investigation into the possibility of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire. Although in 1992 they closed the investigation stating that there was ‘no evidence’ of any ring, a number of people had been and would be convicted of the abuse of children in north Wales/Cheshire, including teachers.

Boyson lost his Brent North seat in the Labour landslide of 1997, partly because of his perceived lack of commitment to the campaign to retain Edgeware General Hospital; in 2001, the seat, no longer contested by Boyson, swung further to Labour, as Miranda continued to conceal what had happened in north Wales as well as the sorry state of the NHS.

In 2007, Boyson received an honorary degree from the University of Buckingham, the UK’s first private university of which Thatcher became Chancellor. Lord Max Beloff, a friend of Ioan Bowen Rees, was involved with the establishment of the University of Buckingham. It was Lord Max’s son Michael Beloff QC who, in his capacity as legal adviser to Municipal Mutual, the insurers of Clwyd County Council as well as the North Wales Police, ensured that the 1996 Jillings Report into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974 was completely suppressed and made available only to lawyers and insurers, not even to Councillors. Jillings had however made it clear that the abuse of children in Clwyd had been so severe and so long-lasting that what had happened was indefensible. Michael Beloff QC was a colleague of Cherie Booth and a good friend of her and Miranda; he was a visitor to Chequers when Miranda was PM.

Miranda is someone else who maintains that he has never read porn, or at least that’s what he told Paxo when Paxo listed the titles of the porn mags published by someone with whom Miranda had doings.

 

Rhodes Boyson married Violet Burletson in 1946 and they had two daughters. The couple divorced in 1971, after which he married Florette MacFarlane, a teacher. Boyson and his second wife lived in Pinner, northwest London, until he moved into a nursing home in Harefield, where he died aged 87 in 2012. Which was the year in which Tony Francis killed himself as Operation Pallial got underway. Boyson left more than £2,000,000 in his will, the majority of it going to his wife. Now where did Rhodes of the Bottoms Obsession who Colluded With Traffickers get his paws on that sort of money? Boyson’s wife died in 2018, in possession of that £2 million quid that had nothing to do with the sex, porn and drugs empire run by Dafydd et al in north Wales.

 

Two further interesting facts:

Rob Evans, who was the senior manager in Gwynedd Social Services responsible for children’s homes when the paedophile gang operated with impunity in those homes, trained at Leicester University. Lisa Nandy’s mum and dad might have known Rob! After managing children’s homes in which children were battered, raped, trafficked and found dead, Rob was appointed Gwynedd Social Service’s senior manager responsible for mental health. Psych patients were neglected, abused and found dead. See previous posts.

Years after Brown’s dad was found suddenly and unexpectedly dead in bed during the Waterhouse Inquiry, Brown’s mum was found suddenly and unexpectedly dead in bed, just after I had finished my PhD in 2005. When all those paedophiles’ friends were really, really angry, because not only had the attempt to fit me up for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’ the year before backfired but now I had a PhD and I had started publishing about the mental health services with Brown. Brown’s mum and I had kept in touch right from when I first left Somerset for UCNW. She knew much of what had happened to me in north Wales and we wrote to each other regularly.

 

The Top Docs continue what I suspect is their fight-back against ‘Service Shenanigans’. Professor Sir Michael Marmot was on the Radio 4 news headlines this morning, asking the nation if they knew that learning disabled people die 20 years before people who don’t have learning disabilities and it really is shocking and it is an result of poverty, unemployment and of course loneliness. Not only is the premature death of people with learning disabilities far from a new revelation, but Michael Marmot knows as well as I do is that it is substantially a consequence of institutional discrimination on the part of the NHS. ‘Do Not Resuscitate.’ Read Dr Sara Ryan’s blog Marmot, the NHS killed her son and not one person involved was dismissed. Furthermore, Sara is a lot more honest about the difficulties that learning disabled people face than you are.

 

Oh just belt up Top Docs, it is all indefensible, utterly indefensible. I am only still alive because of Brown, who, when he did the crucial bit, was aged between 17 and 24. He’s not a Sir and he’s not a Lord and it took him a long time to even become Prof because of your combined efforts. For much of the time he was an undergrad you fuckwits and he was still more effective than you.

 

 

 

Lord Snooty The Third

My post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’ discussed the shenanigans in the Bermondsey Labour Party in the 1980s and the homophobic hate campaign against Peter Tatchell, which was orchestrated by a group of people who were not gay rights activists like Tatchell, but who were instead sending numerous children in the care of Southwark Borough Council – Southwark Borough Council covered Bermondsey as well as Peckham and Dulwich – into the embrace of Dafydd’s trafficking gang in north Wales and who continued to do this even in the wake of the most serious complaints about the abuse of Southwark children while they were in children’s homes in north Wales.

A trafficking racket was not the only criminal activity facilitated. Bob Mellish, the Labour MP for Bermondsey, 1946-82, was also involved in large scale civic corruption and was a business associate of the notoriously crooked former Leader of Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council, 1960-65, T. Dan Smith, who’s empire was originally in the North East of England but who caused havoc across much of the UK during the 1960s and 70s as his empire expanded (see previous posts). T. Dan Smith specialised in corruption with regard to planning and building in local authorities and ended up going to prison. Bob Mellish’s Ministerial responsibilities brought him into contact with the Civil Service mandarin Dame Evelyn Sharp who oiled the wheels of such corruption in the fields of planning and construction, as well as a number of Ministers and Secretaries of State who concealed the organised abuse and associated crime of Dafydd and linked gangs. Mellish was networked with other MPs, some of whom such as Simon Hughes were not in the Labour Party themselves but who joined in the bashing of Tatchell for their own benefit and who also kept quiet about the organised abuse and local authority corruption.

I also explained in ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’ how Mellish, who was styled as the Authentic Voice Of The Working Class Cockney, did Thatcher’s Gov’t a massive favour by accepting Michael Heseltine’s offer of an appointment as the Vice-Chairman of the LDDC (London Docklands Development Corporation) in 1981. The Labour Party was opposed to the LDDC but Friend Of The Common People Mellish was happy to help Thatch out nonetheless. The LDDC decimated the lives and opportunities of the disadvantaged citizens of Mellish’s constituency and the surrounding area.

My post ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’ described the role of local politicians in Tower Hamlets such as Sir Robin Wales in the development of Docklands, again resulting in very little benefit to the local people. Dafydd’s gang operated in Tower Hamlets as well as Shoreditch (see posts eg. ‘Tower Hamlets, Paul Boateng and Tessa Jowell’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’) and a number of Top Doctors/NHS personnel ensured that they picked up more than a few crumbs from the table as Thatcher’s Gov’t bought off everyone who knew about the trade in disadvantaged children and young people between London and north Wales. One person who did very nicely out of it all was Sir Sam Everington, who as a young Top Doctor in the 1980s – Everington is a barrister as well – gained himself a reputation as the BMA’s in-house radical, raising concerns about the hours and working conditions of junior Top Doctors and racism in medicine. Sam was a leading light in the BMA when the BMA was providing Dr Tony Francis and Dafydd et al in north Wales with advice and support with regard to having me framed for serious crimes and transferred to a high security psychiatric hospital. Not only did Sam not mention a word about this or the abuse of vulnerable people which was being facilitated by those we know and love, but Sam evolved into exactly the sort of complacent, privileged old BMA fart whom he once pretended that he wanted to cleanse medicine of.

Then – A Nice Young Doctor:

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The Chairman of the LDDC was Sir Nigel Broackes, the founder of Trafalgar House, one of the UK’s largest contracting businesses. Broackes was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire – Jimmy Savile country – and was educated at Brambletye School, Sussex and Stowe School. Broakes joined Stewart & Hughman, a firm of Lloyd’s underwriters, upon leaving school. He then did his national service and was commissioned into the Royal Armoured Corps in 1953. 

After completing his national service, with the support of Eastern International, a small finance house, Broackes started buying up bomb sites in London. Eastern International became Trafalgar House and Broackes took a 21% stake in the business when it was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1963. In 1964 the company took a 49% stake in Bridge Walker, a construction company owned by Victor Matthews. Broackes and Matthews subsequently worked together to build Trafalgar House into a huge business. Trafalgar House owned the Cunard Line, 1971-98, although Broackes resigned in 1992 following heavy losses associated with a diversification into offshore activities.

Broackes was appointed Chairman of the LDDC in 1979. He resigned from that post in 1984 and in the same year was knighted for his role at the LDDC.

1984 was the year that the threats from the Top Doctors began to reign down upon Brown and I. Mary Wynch was on her way to the Master of the Rolls by then and Dafydd and the paedophiles had sent up distress flares, resulting in the arrival of reinforcements both in UCNW (Bangor University) and the local NHS, in the form of people such as Professor Eric Sunderland, Tony and Sadie Francis and Dr Lyndon Miles (see previous posts). In 1984 Alison Taylor had begun to blow the whistle on the abuse of children in care in north Wales and had been called to a disciplinary hearing by Gwynedd County Council. In Oct 1984, Alison’s concerns about the welfare of children in care in north Wales were denounced as ‘unjustified’ by Detective Inspector Gregson.

The security services had Brown and I under surveillance by 1984 (see previous posts), but nobody thought to tell us the level of concern that there was regarding the activities of the health and social care sectors in north Wales. Instead, MI5 watched Gwynne the lobotomist and Dr D.G.E. Wood forge medical records and lie about us to third parties. They watched those we know and love do that to other witnesses as well. We are now being told by Gov’t and the police that it was difficult bringing that gang to justice because ‘the witnesses were not considered credible’. Of course we weren’t, MI5 watched in silence as we were smeared and fitted up for crimes to ensure that we could be denounced as, er, not credible.

There was a piece on The Guardian Online yesterday about an activist group called ‘Sisters Uncut’ who are going apeshit about witnesses/victims of sex offenders being forced to hand over personal information such as counselling and medical records to the police in the event of their (alleged) assailants being prosecuted. The info is made available to the defence and to their alleged assailants and is used to discredit the complainants. This has been standard practice for years. It is why so many ludicrous things were written about me on my medical records, without my knowledge and it is why it took me more than 20 years and a High Court case to obtain copies of my own records. Which of course contained evidence of serious wrongdoing on the part of everyone who had fitted me up.

Sisters Uncut: I do believe that people accused should have fair trials. The answer, in terms of defending yourselves if you are the complainant, is to not go near a counsellor or a Top Doctor. They are not there to help you. They are corrupt to the core and they are there to assist a corrupt state apparatus which has abused thousands of vulnerable citizens. Please, no matter how bad you feel, keep away from them until those professions have been completely cleaned up (which is going to take a very long time). The biggest mistake that I ever made was to have anything to do with the vile perjuring bastards. Dafydd and Gwynne the lobotomist were recorded undercover trying to get their legs over me and others and they then received 100% protection and support from the state and their proud ‘profession’ when we complained. By the way, Dafydd et al also used their positions to extract information from patients about people who were a risk to those patients and Dafydd et al then contacted those people and did deals with them; they are 100% toxic.

Rebel police people who are banging on at me to name more Somerset folk from years ago whom you claim gave info to Dafydd et al in order to smear me: No. You knew what they were doing at the time – it is how you are able to give me details now all these years later – everyone was under surveillance but the info was used to attack Brown and me and our supporters. You chose to do that, you didn’t want us, you wanted a gang of criminals. That’s what you have got. If you want to mount prosecutions against them, then tell the security services to release the undercover recordings.  I’m not interested in constantly arguing the toss and defending myself against ludicrous allegations which everyone knew were untrue at the time. I’ll make the same comment to you as I always did to that silly old twat Dafydd and his minions when they demanded that I give them ‘my side of the story’ after they had made things up about me and written it down as fact: No, piss off. You’ve know what lies you have told and I am not interested in the insanities of Top Docs or Top Cops who’ve now got egg on their faces. A lot of people told the most disgusting lies about Brown and me to protect a gang of paedophiles and you went along with them. Live with it.

 

Nigel Broackes married Joyce Horne and they had two children. Whether Joyce Horne is any relation to Bangor University’s Professor Pauline Horne, the long-standing mistress of Prof Fergus Lowe and someone who knew all about Dafydd and the gang (see post ‘Feet In Chains’) I do not know. Broackes died in Chelsea, in Sept 1999, five months before the publication of the Waterhouse Report.

 

So Dafydd and the gang had Mr Big of the LDDC and Trafalgar House to help cover their arses throughout the many cover-ups. Although Mr Big was yet another person who could have named names who pegged out just before Ronnie Waterhouse finished the job.

Ioan Bowen Rees, Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council while the paedophile gang made merry in the Council’s children’s homes and who was County Secretary of Dyfed County Council when a gang linked to Dafydd’s gang operated in the Social Services in Dyfed, died in May 1999. Lord Max Beloff, Ioan’s friend, died in March 1999. Lord Max was one of the movers and shakers behind the private University of Buckingham, Thatch’s favourite University of which Thatch became Chancellor (see previous post). Lord Max was the dad of Michael Beloff QC, Cherie’s colleague and pal of both Cherie and Miranda. It was Michael Beloff QC who was the legal adviser to Municipal Mutual, the insurers of the North Wales Police and Clwyd County Council and who ensured that the Jillings Report of 1996 into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974, was not made available to anyone at all, not even to Clwyd’s Councillors (see post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’).

 

Albert Joseph Ward, known as Reg Ward, was the first Chief Executive of the LDCC, 1981-88. Reg was the son of a miner and was born in the Forest of Dean. He went to the East Dean Grammar School, Cinderford, Gloucestershire. Reg joined the RAF and when working as a pilot, he was encouraged to apply for university. He subsequently went to Manchester University and after graduating joined the Inland Revenue as a Tax Inspector.

In his mid-30s Ward had a third change of career, leaving the Inland Revenue for a job as administrator of the architecture department at Lancashire County Council. Ioan Bowen Rees worked as a solicitor for Lancashire County Council for a period of time from the mid-late 1950s. So Reg’s time working for Lancashire CC will have overlapped with Ioan’s and they will have been of about the same seniority in the Council.

A series of local government appointments followed, culminating in Reg becoming Chief Executive of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and later of Hereford and Worcester County Council.

The Borough of Hammersmith was responsible for the management of Stamford House Remand Home in Shepherd’s Bush, which during the 1960s and 70s was the focus of successive scandals regarding the sexual abuse of the young people housed there; at that time such complaints very rarely saw the light of day, so it is likely that, as the inmates of Stamford House alleged, the abuse was serious (see post ‘The Case Of The King’s Sperm’).

One of those working at Stamford House at the time of the complaints was Peter Clarke. Peter Clarke was appointed as the first Children’s Commissioner for Wales, 2001-08. Wales was the first nation to install a Children’s Commissioner and was particularly proud of leading the world in this. The Children’s Commissioner was appointed on the recommendation of Sir Ronnie Waterhouse to ensure That It Never Happened Again, although of course according to Ronnie, not very much did happen. Before becoming Children’s Commissioner, Peter Clarke dropped in to do a stint with many other favourite organisations of the paedophile gang, such as being a community care adviser with the Spastics Society (SCOPE) (abuse of clients in the care of SCOPE has been alleged) from 1985 – paedophiles’ friend and Blair’s former PPS David Hanson worked for SCOPE at the time and the Tory Tim Yeo, who ignored organised abuse in various Ministerial roles, was Chief Exec of SCOPE, 1980-83. Clarke was Director of the mental health charidee Rethink – who ignored a letter from me about the gang in north Wales – from 1991. Clarke followed that up with a post as Director of ChildLine Cymru from 1995, when there were allegations that ChildLine Cymru ignored calls from kids in care from north Wales reporting abuse.  Before undertaking senior roles with charidees which colluded with Dafydd and the gang, Peter Clarke worked as a social worker in London and Brighton, which were the locations of the brothels owned by John Allen to which children were trafficked. Peter Clarke studied at the Universities of Sussex and Warwick (you’ve guessed it…) and he originally came from Llandudno, as did Gwynne the lobotomist and many other key facilitators of the north Wales gang. For more on Peter’s glittering career, see post ‘Yet Mote Inglorious Bastards’.

Of course Peter Clarke was going to be Wales’s first Children’s Commissioner, Ronnie probably tailored the job spec especially for him.

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With regard to Hereford and Worcestershire County Council, it was David Tombs, who was once their Director of Social Services, who in 2014 made headlines when he told journos that in the 1990s he had acquired a list of VIP paedophiles, some of whom lived in Herefordshire and Worcestershire and was told by officials in the DoH that he’d never get anywhere if he tried to deal with this matter, because there are ‘too many of them over there’, allegedly a reference to Westminster crawling with child molesters. After I began writing this blog, I received an e mail from a retired Director of Social Services in England who told me that David Tombs had for years colluded with child abuse in high places and only went public recently when he feared that it was all going to unravel. The social work academic Peter Righton, who in his published work promoted sex between adults and children, lived in the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Social Services area (see previous posts). When Ronnie Waterhouse retired, he bought a house in Herefordshire; he was living there by the time that the Waterhouse Inquiry began. Morris le Fleming, one of the panel members for the Waterhouse Inquiry, had previously worked for the Hereford and Worcestershire Local Authorities.

 

Reg Ward was a ‘surprise choice’ by Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Heseltine to lead the new Docklands body on its inception in 1980 and for nine months was the only member of staff during its “shadow period” of operation. However this period ‘gave Reg the opportunity to walk extensively through Docklands, drawing pictures of the old warehouses and imagining what possible redevelopments could take place’. A story told by ex LDDC staffers was that Reg’s first work for the organisation took place using a bucket for a seat and an old upturned tea chest as a desk.

Tea chests virtually died out many years ago, but I’ll tell you who had lots and lots of tea chests in his houses – Dafydd. I have no idea what was in them, but Dafydd had tea chests everywhere long after they had largely disappeared off the face of the earth.

 

It is alleged that there were no concrete ideas regarding how the Docklands should be developed when Ward was appointed. Ward’s wiki entry tells us that ‘Ward’s genius was to be open to new ideas, and to seize opportunities which came along, rather than to create reports and paperwork. Ward said if he had created some grand plan…”we would still be debating and nothing would have got built. Instead, we have gone for an organic, market-driven approach, responding pragmatically to each situation.”‘

Ward invited Michael von Clemm of Credit Suisse First Boston to Docklands to look for a site for a food factory. When von Clemm suggested that the Canary Wharf site might be suitable for offices to house bank trading floors, Ward ‘leapt upon the idea and helped sell it to Gov’t’.

At the LDDC, Reg Ward was responsible for progressing the ideas of Docklands Light Railway, London City Airport, Canary Wharf and he helped Iain Shearer on the ExCeL Exhibition Centre.

Ward’s ‘forthright style’ did not sit well with his colleagues in central Gov’t, in particular Nicholas Ridley, who replaced Heseltine as the Secretary of State for the Environment in 1986. Ward had a total disregard for Civil Service protocol and rules and Ward is said to have once avoided answering phone calls from the Secretary of State for several days because he knew that the call was to say that one of his road projects would be cancelled.

Ward was eased out of his job shortly after the deal on Canary Wharf was signed. However, he is now viewed as the main driver in Gov’t behind the development of London Docklands. Reg Ward went on to work in Barcelona and Sydney on major regeneration projects before being appointed to head the regeneration of St Kitts in the Caribbean. In his later years, Reg ran his own consultancy company and was a regular contributor to debates on urban regeneration and the future of the Thames Gateway.

Ward’s wife Betty pre-deceased him in early 2010. They had two children.

Ward’s Torygraph obituary in Jan 2011 stated that: ‘Ward put Docklands on the map with a cheeky advertising campaign…and a rumbustious approach to getting things done that brooked little role for Left-wing neighbouring boroughs, or indeed for Whitehall protocol. Within five years Ward and his equally ebullient chairman, Sir Nigel Broackes, had confounded LDDC’s critics by achieving a remarkable transformation of one of the most run-down areas in Britain, turning 8.5 square miles of dereliction into a place where people wanted to live and work. His admirers have even claimed that London would never have won the bid for the 2012 Olympic Games had not Ward battled vigorously for better transport links in the East End.

Tessa Jowell was famously given responsibility for the 2012 Olympics and it involved a serious cock-up with security. The bunch of shysters which are G4S were given the contract, having screwed up so many huge Gov’t contracts on previous occasions and true to form, G4S couldn’t fulfil the contract and therefore the British Army were brought in to do the job.

The 2012 Olympics were kicked off with that over-the-top display of All That Is Good About Britain which featured a tribute to the NHS, in which Peter Pan-themed Angels bounced up and down on giant beds with their young patients. I did notice that the bad news NHS stories which I knew were in the pipeline didn’t see the light of day until that hackneyed rubbish had passed. Who was behind that opening scene? Danny Boyle. Danny Boyle was at the time the most hyped graduate of UCNW (Bangor University) (see previous posts). Danny studied at UCNW in the mid-1970s, when UCNW was completely under the control of Dafydd’s gang, who at the time of the 2012 Olympics had unlawfully detained me – yet again – in Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

‘Ward’s greatest achievement was to persuade hard-nosed City and property investors that Docklands revival was going to work. By 1986, the LDDC had spent around £300m of public money, but had succeeded in attracting £1.4 billion in private investment.

His approach was to seize opportunities whenever and wherever they arose. When the American banker Michael von Clemm visited West India Docks looking for a factory site, he became interested instead in the idea of building offices. Ward jumped on this and the resulting scheme became the Canary Wharf development. After several hiccups a contract was eventually signed with Paul Reichman, of the Canadian property developers Olympia and York, in 1987. “You could say that Docklands is a ‘happening’, a happy coincidence of opportunity and accident,” Ward explained.“There have been no master plans or detailed development frameworks.”

But Ward’s style was controversial. The Greater London Council under Ken Livingstone refused to acknowledge the LDDC’s existence and the affected boroughs were furious at having an unelected body within their midst that had sole authority for planning approval. Within the Isle of Dogs Enterprise Zone the LDDC could do virtually whatever it wanted – including offering generous tax breaks to developers…’

Red Ken would have loved to have chucked a spanner in the works of the LDDC, but he couldn’t blow the whistle on Bob Mellish and his mates sending all those kids in care to a trafficking gang in north Wales, because Ken and his accomplices at the GLC were colluding with Dafydd’s gang as well (see previous posts).

‘Moreover, the LDDC faced growing criticism that local people had not benefited from the new development. Unemployment in the area remained above the national average, and beyond the shiny new office blocks, deprivation and grim housing continued to be the norm. Local residents led rallies in protest at the noise, pollution and lack of job opportunities.’

These were the Common People who’s interests Bob Mellish and his crew only ever had at heart.

‘Ward remained unrepentant, protesting that if there had been some grand plan, “we would still be debating and nothing would have got built. Instead, we have gone for an organic, market-driven approach, responding pragmatically to each situation.” A sense of local identity, he argued, could only emerge once the buildings were up.’

I am a little suspicious of the notion that the Docklands development was ‘organic’ and just sort of grew spontaneously as Reg jotted down a few ideas on the upturned tea chest. We are talking millions and millions of public money here and it is interesting to see what exactly sprung up at Docklands. It was a global centre for banking, which I suspect is rather what Thatcher wanted in London. Furthermore, it is now many years since the development of Docklands. I have heard of no sense of local identity existing down there, in fact doesn’t Docklands boast that it is highly cosmopolitan? One of the most cosmopolitan places in the world? You don’t see many Pearly Kings hanging around Canary Wharf. Or many Nans.

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‘Ward stepped down from the job of chief executive in September 1987, shortly after signing the contract for the development of Canary Wharf. Though he was held in great regard by those who worked for him, one commentator observed, “the corns he has stepped on would fill more shoes than even Imelda Marcos possessed”….

While Michael Heseltine was a great admirer of his gung-ho approach (as, apparently, was the Duke of Edinburgh), Nicholas Ridley, who became Environment Secretary in 1986, was less enthusiastic….’

The Duke of Edinburgh is not someone known for his sense of local identity, in fact he is famous for managing to be mixed race, an immigrant and a racist old bastard all at once.

‘In 2004 Ward and his wife Betty celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a lunchtime party at their home in Stow-on-the-Wold attended by many of the LDDC’s original staff….’

I don’t know who went to the knees-up but it won’t have been the cleaners who scuttle around Docklands in the small hours in return for a pittance. Stow-on-the-Wold is a Pretty Place In The Cotswolds. At one time the Cotswolds contained a lot of poor people who worked on farms.

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Although Brown always hated Laurie Lee, the Cotswolds now contains far more offensive people:

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The above resident of the Cotswolds grew up in Cheshire while Dafydd’s gang, including Sir Peter Morrison, were busy there. The President of Morrisons Constituency Conservative Party, the Duke of Westminster – a close friend of Carlo – lived on his estate just down the road. This Cotswolds resident later married an actor who starred in East Enders. Some of the East Enders cast support the work of the Mildmay, the HIV/AIDS centre which sprang up in Shoreditch in the mid 1980s. The Mildmay was founded by NHS staff and politicians who were concealing the activities of Dafydd’s gang and remained schtum when the Mildmay functioned as a hospice for the rent boys controlled by Dafydd’s gang when they began dying of AIDS. See post ‘Apocalypse Now’.

Here’s her boss on his wedding day:

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This bridegroom struck a deal with Thatch: if she wrote the legislation to break the unions, he’d pioneer the strategy and in return his newspapers would give their complete support to Thatch’s Gov’t. That is one reason why never a word about Dafydd and the gang has been published in the press. See previous posts.

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Rebekah’s friend who lives near her in the Cotswolds famously resigned as PM hours after the nation had voted for Brexit because he didn’t want to do ‘all the hard shit’. He subsequently purchased a very expensive ‘shepherd’s hut’ for his back garden in the Cotswolds, in which he wrote a book which has not received much publicity if indeed it has been published yet. Cameron was so taken by his garden shed that he purchased another £25k ‘shepherd’s hut’ for the back garden of his second home in Cornwall.

This is where Cameron believes that shepherds live:

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And Here Is Reg of En Masse Civic Corruption:

Reg Ward

 

Here’s a bit more detail regarding the mind-blowing success which was Canary Wharf:

After Michael von Clemm came up with the idea to convert Canary Wharf into a back office, it was further discussions with G Ware Travelstead which led to proposals for a new business district and included the LDDC developing the Docklands Light Railway. The project was sold to the Canadian company Olympia & Yorke and construction began in 1988, master-planned by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill with Yorke Rosenberg Mardall as their UK advisers and subsequently by Koetter Kim. The first buildings were completed in 1991, including 1 Canada Square, which became the UK’s tallest building at the time and a symbol of the regeneration of Docklands.

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By the time that 1 Canada Square had opened, the London commercial property market had collapsed and Olympia and York Canary Wharf Limited filed for bankruptcy in May 1992.

‘£300 million of public money’ was ‘invested’ in the LDDC…

Initially, the City of London saw Canary Wharf as an existential threat. It modified its planning laws to expand the provision of new offices in the City of London, for example, creating offices above railway stations (Blackfriars) and roads (Albans Gate). The resulting oversupply of office space contributed to the failure of the Canary Wharf project.

In Oct 1995, an international consortium that included investors such as Alwaleed, bought control for $1.2 billion. Paul Reichmann was named Chairman and Canary Wharf went public in 1999. The new company was called Canary Wharf Limited and later became Canary Wharf Group.

In 1997, some residents living on the Isle of Dogs launched a lawsuit against Canary Wharf Ltd for private nuisance because the tower interfered with TV signals. The residents lost the case.

 

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Recovery in the property market generally, coupled with continuing demand for large floorplate Grade A office space, slowly improved the level of interest. A critical event in the recovery was the much-delayed start of work on the Jubilee Line Extension, which Miranda’s Gov’t wanted ready for the Millennium Dome celebrations.

Readers may remember that there was chaos at the Millennium Celebrations, because of problems with the Jubilee Line Extension. It didn’t get people to the Dome and New Labour politicians and spin doctors were at each other’s throats. Lilibet really didn’t look as though she was enjoying herself when they all did the countdown to midnight either.

 

In March 2004, Canary Wharf Group plc was taken over by a consortium of investors, backed by its largest shareholder Glick Family Investments and led by Morgan Stanley using a vehicle named Songbird Estates plc.

 

This table lists completed buildings in Canary Wharf that are over 60 metres tall:

Ranking by height Image Name Height Floors Completion date Notes
Meters Feet
1 Londres 097..jpg One Canada Square 235 771 50 1991 The second-tallest completed building in the UK. Designed by Cesar Pelli, it was the tallest building in the United Kingdom upon completion in 1991. Multi-tenanted; occupiers include The Bank of New York Mellon, the CFA Institute, Clearstream, EEX (European Energy Exchange), Euler Hermes, the International Sugar Organisation, Mahindra Satyam, MetLife, Moody’s Analytics and Trinity Mirror.
2 Newfoundland Quay building.jpg Newfoundland Quay 220 722 60 2019 Residential tower. 
3 HSBC Building London.jpg 8 Canada Square 200 655 42 2002 The joint fifth-tallest completed building in the UK. Occupied by HSBC as its world headquarters.
4 Citigroup EMEA Centre.jpg 25 Canada Square 200 655 42 2001 The joint fifth-tallest completed building in the United Kingdom. 25 Canada Square and 33 Canada Square together form a single complex known as the Citigroup Centre. Primarily occupied by Citigroup as its EMEA headquarters. Other tenants include Gain Capital, 3i Infotech, Lehman Brothers (in Administration), Crossrail, Instinet, Munich Re, MWB Group, FIS, Interoute, NYK and Weels Fargo.
5 Barclays HQ.jpg One Churchill Place 156 513 32 2005 Occupied by Barclays as its world headquarters. Currently the eighth-tallest building in the United Kingdom, it was originally planned to be 50 stories in height, but was scaled down to 31 after the 11 September attacks.
6 40 Bank Street Heron Quay London.jpg 40 Bank Street 153 502 33 2003 Multi-tenanted; occupiers include Allen & Overy, ANZ Bank, China Construction Bank, Duff & Phelps, Saxo Bank and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. 
7 Jp morgan building.jpg 25 Bank Street 153 502 33 2003 Occupied by JP Morgan Chase as its European headquarters since 2012.
8 10 Upper Bank Street London.jpg 10 Upper Bank Street 151 495 32 2003 Occupied by Clifford Chance as its world headquarters. Other occupiers include FTSE Group, Infosys, MasterCard, Deutsche Bank and Total. 
9 25 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf.jpg 25 Churchill Place 130 426 23 2014 The building houses the European Medicines Agency from early 2014 and Ernst & Young from 2015.
10 OneWestIndiaQuay.jpg 1 West India Quay 108 354 36 2004 Floors 1–12 are occupied by a Marriott Hotel. Floors 13–33 house 158 apartments.
11 33 Canada Square.jpg 33 Canada Square 105 344 18 1999 33 Canada Square and 25 Canada Square together form a single complex, see above for details.
12 1CabotSquare.jpg 1 Cabot Square 89 292 21 1991 Occupied by Credit Suisse. 
13 Exterior of 5 Canada Square.jpg 5 Canada Square 88 288 16 2003 Occupied by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
14 25CabotSquare.jpg 25 Cabot Square 81 265 17 1991 Occupied by Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley also occupies the nearby 20 Bank Street as its European headquarters. The architect was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
15 FSA, 25 The North Colonnade, London.gif 25 North Colonnade 80 262 15 1991 Occupied by the Financial Conduct Authority as its headquarters. The architect was John McAslan and Partners.
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